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UTPD boosts campus safety Taylor McElroy Staff Writer In an effort to boost its “Safe-T Begins with Me” campaign, the UT Police Department received two grants to significantly cut down both speeding and alcohol-related accidents on campus. Given by the Govenor’s Highway Safety Office, the grants amount to about $8,000. One, called the Alcohol Countermeasures Grant, will be used to educate the campus community on the dangers related to drinking and how it can impact highway safety. One of the biggest target audiences will be incoming freshman who will have UTPD’s “Stay Safe on Campus” video incorporated into First Year Studies classes. Students will be encouraged to make a commitment not to drink and drive. Those who decide to make the commitment will receive a “Safe-T Begins with Me” sticker decal for their automobile. “It’s a good idea to incorporate safety into FYS classes,” Chelsea Baker, junior in nutrition, said. “Even if the student does go make some unwise choices when it comes to alcohol, perhaps this program will leave a nagging thought in the back of their mind and make them consider a designated driver.” The same video will be hosted on UTPD’s website. The video was produced by 360° Stay Safe, an organization which creates personal safety materials for colleges and universities. The video uses university students from around the country who talk about how to stay safe while on a college campus. “I think a lot of times we underestimate the amount of danger we put on ourselves and others by drinking and driving,” Emma Ferraro, freshman in biochemistry and molecular biology, said. “We think to ourselves, ‘oh, it’s just down the road — we can make it,’ but the truth is an accident can change people’s lives so drastically.” UTPD understands that the community also needs to be informed. They will also be integrating new resources into their existing community programs about the dangers of drinking and driving, such as a racecar station where participants play a Wii racing game while wearing alcohol vision goggles to demonstrate the effects of alcohol while driving. Also included will be a “Sum It Up Cup” game which will help participants see the amount of alcohol a beverage can contain and how it will affect the blood alcohol level. The High Visibility grant money will be used for the purchase of new radar equipment. The aspiration of the High Visibility grant is to ultimately increase safety on campus roadways by reducing the risk of crashes due to speeding. Selected officers will attend the Governor’s Highway Safety Office Instructor Radar Training. Annual training will be completed on the radar units, and these units will be used around campus to reduce speeding related incidents.

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Summitt still mentor in new role Matt Dixon Sports Editor It was a day everyone knew would come eventually. It just happened earlier than anyone wanted. But even after the announcement on Wednesday that Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt was stepping down after 38 seasons, the mood in Thompson-Boling Arena Thursday afternoon was somber when Summitt officially turned over her whistle to 27-year assistant and new Lady Volunteers head coach Holly Warlick. “This is something you don’t prepare for,” Joan Cronan, UT’s women’s athletic director since 1983, told The Daily Beacon. “This is a moment in time, in history. But what a lady. What grace she handled it, what courage she handled this. We’re excited about her being head coach emeritus and we’re also excited about Holly Warlick leading us.” Summitt, who UT athletic director Dave Hart said is basketball’s “greatest coach,” will still have an active role with the team, something she insisted on letting the team know when she told the Lady Vols she wouldn’t return as head coach next season. “I wanted the team to know I’m still going to be here,” Summitt said. “I’m going to be in practice, I’m going to be yelling at them still. They may not like that but it makes me feel good.” Since taking over in 1974, Summitt has not only been the face of women’s basketball, but of all women’s sports. “We have grown the game of women’s basketball each and every day along the way supported by the best fans in the country, no doubt,” Summitt said. “We have managed to win some ball games and hang championship banners in Thompson-Boling Arena. I made a choice early in my career to challenge myself to step up my game each and every

day. You can be sure that I will take this same attitude into my new role as head coach emeritus and continue to teach our players the same commitment.” Warlick, who was a three-time All-American as a player under Summitt, and UT’s other assistant coaches took on added responsibilities during the 2011-12 season, where the Lady Vols finished 27-9 after losing to eventual national champion Baylor in the Elite Eight. “I see Pat in the role as what she did this year,” Warlick said. “She’s going to be a great mentor for these young women. She’s going to be there, she’s going to watch practice and be involved in on-campus recruiting, which is huge for us. She built this program, is the tradition of the Lady Vols, and we’re going to use her in every way possible to help us continue that tradition.” Mickie DeMoss left for a coaching position with the WNBA’s Indiana Fever. Dean Lockwood, who has been an assistant coach with the Lady Vols for eight seasons, is returning next season. Warlick said on Thursday that it’s an “active ongoing search” to complete her coaching staff. The questions that surrounded Summitt’s future until Wednesday were a small hurdle for UT coaches in recruiting, but with a plan now in place, they have no worries. “Yesterday, Dean and I got on the phone (with recruits), and we’ve had nothing but positive reaction for myself and Dean staying and especially Pat staying on as well,” Warlick said. “It’s been really a positive response for us on the recruiting side.” Warlick is anxious to start moving forward, but doesn’t feel the pressure of following a icon. “It’s exciting,” Warlick said. “It’s exciting to follow a legend. I’ve coached under a legend for 27 years. I love it. It’s a great challenge for me, and I can’t wait to get started.”

George Richardson • The Daily Beacon

Pat Summitt smiles during a press conference on Thursday honoring her 38 years as coach of the Tennessee women’s basketball program. Longtime assistant coach Holly Warlick was named the Lady Vols head coach on Wednesday.

Tia Patron • The Daily Beacon

Thomas G. Palaima, professor of classics at the University of Texas, speaks during his lecture “Power in Mycenaean Palatial Territories: Where to Find It, How to Use It, How to Make It Last” on Thursday. The lecture was a part of the Rutledge Memorial Lecture in Classics.

Event to benefit African charities Victoria Wright Student Life Editor The Honors Events Committee will host the fifth annual Aid for Africa dance party on Friday from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. in Ayres Plaza. In addition to providing students temporary solace from their busy schedules as the semester comes to an end, the event will benefit Wakiso Beads, and Water for Wotera, two charities started by students who attempt to raise funds for countries in Africa. Honors Events Committee co-chair Jasmine Au said students should attend not only for fun, but also to help a greater cause. “I feel that it’s important to provide safe, fun programming for all students, so that they can socialize in a comfortable environment,” said Au, senior in marketing and international business in the Global Leadership Scholars Program. “I also believe it’s important as Volunteers to give back to those in need in unique ways, and Aid for Africa is an outlet for easy fundraising for Africa-based charities that are represented by current UT students.” Au dismisses the popular stereotype that college students are apathetic towards international issues. “With the constant stream of news through social media, I think students are more aware of international issues now than they used to be,” Au said.

“However, this access to current events often results in a surface-level interest in the topics, without any genuine concern for change.” Au said the most pressing issues are the various national governments that hinder development in the different African countries. Although she said making strides towards improving these conditions is difficult, it is still important for students to attempt to make a change. Though geared towards Chancellor’s Honors Program students, all UT students are invited to attend the free event and literally shake away the stress from classes. Music will be provided by DJ Jason Lovely of the Old City Entertainment Venue. Among dancing and socializing with friends, students can also look forward to buying handmade necklaces from Ugandan village women, as well as glow sticks, to add to the rave ambiance. Proceeds from the necklace sales will benefit Wakiso Beads, and the glow sticks will provide the Water for Wotera charity funds to build wells in Ethiopia. Event co-chair Connor Miles hopes students will gain more than a good time at on Friday. “The main thing I want students to come away with is a fun time, as that is our primary function,” Miles, junior in accounting, said. “But on top of that, I hope that they realize the great causes this event benefits and that their minds are opened to African plights and ways to help.”


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1902 — Curie isolates radium On April 20, 1902, Marie and Pierre Curie successfully isolate radioactive radium salts from the mineral pitchblende in their laboratory in Paris. In 1898, the Curies discovered the existence of the elements radium and polonium in their research of pitchblende. One year after isolating radium, they would share the 1903 Nobel Prize in physics with French scientist A. Henri Becquerel for their groundbreaking investigations of radioactivity. Marie Curie was born Marie Sklodowska in Warsaw, Poland, in 1867. The daughter of a physics teacher, she was a gifted student and in 1891 went to study at the Sorbonne in Paris. With highest honors, she received a degree in physical sciences in 1893 and in mathematics in 1894. That year she met

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Pierre Curie, a noted French physicist and chemist who had done important work in magnetism. Marie and Pierre married in 1895, marking the beginning of a scientific partnership that would achieve world renown. Looking for a subject for her doctoral thesis, Marie Curie began studying uranium, which was at the heart of Becquerel’s discovery of radioactivity in 1896. The term radioactivity, which describes the phenomenon of radiation caused by atomic decay, was in fact coined by Marie Curie. In her husband’s laboratory, she studied the mineral pitchblende, of which uranium is the primary element, and reported the probable existence of one or more other radioactive elements in the mineral. Pierre Curie joined her in her research, and in 1898 they discovered polonium, named after

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Marie’s native Poland, and radium. While Pierre investigated the physical properties of the new elements, Marie worked to chemically isolate radium from pitchblende. Unlike uranium and polonium, radium does not occur freely in nature, and Marie and her assistant Andre Debierne laboriously refined several tons of pitchblende in order to isolate one-tenth gram of pure radium chloride in 1902. On the results of this research, she was awarded her doctorate of science in June 1903 and later in the year shared the Nobel Prize in physics with her husband and Becquerel. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. Pierre Curie was appointed to the chair of physics at the Sorbonne in 1904, and Marie continued her efforts to isolate pure, non-chloride radium. On April 19, 1906, Pierre Curie was killed in an accident in the Paris streets. Although devastated, Marie Curie vowed to continue her work and in May 1906 was appointed to her husband’s seat at the Sorbonne, thus becoming the university’s first female professor. In 1910, with Debierne, she finally succeeded in isolating pure, metallic radium. For this achievement, she was the sole recipient of the 1911 Nobel Prize in chemistry, making her the first person to win a second Nobel Prize.

— This Day in History is courtesy of History.com.

Tia Patron • The Daily Beacon

Kelsea Hickman, senior in communication studies, hands Dana Masoud, undecided freshman, a frisbee advertising Volapalooza on April 12. Students can purchase Volapalooza tickets at bigorangetix.utk.edu/.


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Classical trio mixes genres Amber Sewell Staff Writer The Cultural Attractions Committee (CAC) sponsored a concert by PROJECT Trio on Wednesday night at the Cox Auditorium. PROJECT Trio, a chamber music trio from Brooklyn, N.Y., came to the attention of the committee largely due to Greg Pattillo’s flute beat-boxing videos that exploded online a few years ago. Meredith Whitfield, chair of CAC and senior in history, said she and a couple other members of the committee saw Pattillo’s videos online. “They had kind of gone viral,” Whitfield said. “And we hadn’t known he was part of a larger group.” Band members Greg Pattillo (flute), Eric Stephenson (cello) and Peter Seymour (bass) met as students at the Cleveland Institute of Music. They bonded over the lack of “cool” music for their classical instruments. “Like all good students, we went into the library to look for cool music for the bass, flute and cello … and there was none, which was cool, because that just meant we had to write our own,” Seymour said. “We had been doing a lot of bluegrass, traditional bluegrass, and felt we needed something different,” Whitfield said. And after a year and a half of communication between the band and CAC, PROJECT Trio, with its mix of jazz, hip-hop, rock and classical influences, did not fail to deliver. One of the most-watched musical ensembles online — it’s YouTube channel has over 71 million views and 78,000 subscribers — PROJECT Trio conducted its performance to enthusiastic students and community members alike. The band’s energy was contagious. Pattillo’s heels seemed to never touch the ground as he played, and Stephenson’s facial expressions kept the audience

chuckling, especially in such spirited pieces as “Pelea de Gallo,” or “Chicken Fight.” Seymour’s enthusiastic grin and stomping foot never flagged. Audience members alternately bobbed their heads, laughed and even cheered as one musician after the next tackled an impressive run. “I saw PROJECT Trio’s video online, and noticed a poster in the Haslam Building that said they were performing,” Joseph Garlington, an undecided freshman, said. “It was a fantastic concert.” Luke Dyson, freshman in business logistics, agreed. “They were awesome,” he said. “It was definitely encouragement to come to more of these events.” The trio performed several songs, ranging from their take on Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to a number of original compositions, including their own TV theme song. “We don’t have a show, but we’re taking offers!” Pattillo said. “I come to as many of these events as I can manage; it’s good to support what student activities put together,” Daniel Aycock, junior in accounting, said. “I did some research on the band and they sounded interesting, very unique. It was intriguing to see such talented, classically trained musicians approach music this way.”

PROJECT Trio is a band with a message, too. As musicians who began their instrumental career in public school band programs, PROJECT Trio is dedicated to arts education and spreading creativity. The trio has led workshops on three continents and in over 35 states; now, after most performances, they hold workshops for interested musicians, offering encouragement and advice to instrumentalists at every level. They are taking this drive to inspire creativity one step further this summer. Featured on their website www.whatisproject.org, The Camp is PROJECT Trio’s new challenge. “We wanted more control, you know, in educating students,” Pattillo said. Held in Michigan, this weeklong camp is designed to introduce young musicians to a different, more individualized style. “We’ll be emphasizing a lot of improvisation and new techniques; at the end of the week, they’ll have composed and arranged their own music,” Pattillo said. “It’s just a pleasure, to travel around and meet so many people. We feel it’s our fundamental duty, as musicians, to get the message out.”

Sarah Houston • The Daily Beacon

PROJECT Trio performs in the Alumni Memorial Building on Wednesday. The event was sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Committee.


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‘Girls’ entertains with relatable plot Robby O’Daniel Recruitment Editor In a television landscape that has veered overwhelmingly in the direction of genre and workplace shows, HBO’s new coming-of-age comedy “Girls” is a breath of fresh air. Writer-director-star Lena Dunham’s new series, which premiered on Sunday, follows women in their early 20s as they navigate through the urban jungle of New York City and figure out what they want to do with their lives. The show begins with Hannah (Dunham) learning that her parents will no longer support her economically, despite the fact that Hannah is an unpaid intern with just a half-written memoir. Rather than a montage of an earnest job search, Hannah reacts with a woe-is-me attitude, along with an opium-induced visit to her parents’ hotel to beg for a two-year stay of execution for her allowance. It feels like Dunham is channeling all the best elements of writer-directors Whit Stillman and Noah Baumbach with her sharp, witty script for the series pilot. The show is like Baumbach’s “Kicking and Screaming” but for a new generation and from the female perspective. (Plus Chris Eigeman makes an appearance.) The script’s most well-executed juggling act is showing both sides of Hannah herself. Viewers get the positive: Hannah is charming, funny, ambitious and passionate. But viewers also get the negative: Hannah is lazy and entitled. Even so, rooting for Hannah is easy. Sure, the characters are relatable, especially to college-aged people, but it goes beyond that. Hannah is mythbusting society at this juncture in her life. The naïve assertion that a college degree is enough to assure success is proven to be just that — naïve. Likewise, Hannah tells her parents that all her friends get help from their parents. She tells her parents how hard it is live in New York City, especially in the tough economic climate. But her parents will accept none of these as excuses, as her mother’s want for a lake house overrides her father’s helicopter-parent nature. Perhaps the most intimate look into Hannah’s character comes from her interaction with Adam, a man who does not return Hannah’s texts. She accepts insult after insult from Adam — regarding her body weight, her talkative nature and her job status — with a half-hearted shrug, in order to have pathetic, unromantic sex in the early

evening in his apartment. Dunham is excellent in this scene with her subtle smiles whenever anything remotely resembles a veiled compliment. She smiles when Adam says, “You aren’t that fat anymore,” which is a double-edged sword of a statement. But in an unrequited love, the possibility of a positive connotation comes shining through. When Hannah says how much fun she had, as if the scene was dinner and a movie, rather than just a random hookup, it is painful but poignant. In the afterglow of the encounter, viewers see Hannah’s tattoos of images from children’s literature, something she did after gaining weight. She says it was to take control of her body, equating her weight to a problem getting out of her control. Her job situation may become that same type of problem, and what will Hannah do then? The pilot presents plenty of amusing situations by their very nature, but the script’s punch comes from its knack for timely one-liners. One scene, in particular, stands out. Hannah is at a dinner party with her roommates, best friends and their boyfriends. She is bemoaning her lack of money. “So I calculated, and I can last in New York for three-and-ahalf more days, maybe seven if I don’t eat lunch,” she says. She suggests that she might have to work at McDonald’s, while nearly everyone else tells her otherwise. But responding to the English major’s plight, the interestingly named Ray speaks up for the fast-food corporation. “What’s wrong with McDonald’s? You should work at McDonald’s. It’s great,” he says. “It’s, like, incredible. You know how many people McDonald’s feeds every day? You know how many people it employs around the world? Plus they make incredible product. It tastes tremendous. It’s affordable.” The entire speech from an early series standout is just another example of the script’s expert balancing act. Sure, it sounds condescending and soapbox-y. But it’s also awesome: the urban, entitled, liberal-arts majors are trapped in a conversation with someone who supports working at McDonald’s, a fantastic juxtaposition. He tells Hannah that he graduated from college too and all he has is $50,000 to pay back in college loans. “I’m sorry, but watching this is like watching ‘Clueless,’” he says. And just to punctuate the scene as excellent, Ray’s girlfriend chimes in, “The movie or the TV show?” — Robby O’Daniel is a graduate student in communications. He can be reached at rodaniel@utk.edu.

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Conservatives miss mark domestically T he Bur den o f I n fa l l i b i l i t y by

Wiley Robinson Domestically speaking, it’s been too long since I’ve heard a compelling argument for why I should not revile, much less vote for, a conservative. We’re still waging our own ancient war of the interests of the very many versus those of the very few, and the dangerous reality of corporate disinterestedness in the real wellbeing of nations needs to be realized. If anyone thinks they have any better way of defining the real, quantitative, observable difference in interest that is at the heart of our political struggle in this country, I’d love to hear it. Why is it that none of the conservative spokesmen running for the presidency of the most powerful country in the world could be taken seriously by the country? Why is it that none of them could maintain anything resembling the shadow of consistent, effective arguments against those of their liberal opponents — in any arena? Political campaigns in America have employed personal attacks before, but these guys did it constantly. It’s a practice that, let’s be honest, wouldn’t stand in any other single realm of society because it’s revoltingly immature? Uncivilized? Unprofessional? I feel I understand the matter, and I know people feel the same way, and yet it’s somehow tolerated. Good points and arguments can forgive a lot of that, but these guys talk as if public service, the whole reason they’re supposed to be there, is dirty. They evoke the myth of individuality and downplay not just the importance of public service, but the great harm that comes from spending money in the public sector. Taxes, being the most direct and effective public good, already have so few outlets for actual shared risk. They make allusions to tickle down. Romney: “Corporations are people, my friend... of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People’s pockets. Human beings, my friend.” How is it not clear to anyone who’s stepped foot into a Wal-Mart that these kinds of allusions to trickledown aren’t overtly illustrations that the leaders of corporations and banks whose business models have

absolutely no room for loyalty to a particular nation get the big piece of (government) bread, and everyone else gets the crumbs — no — the hypothetical crumbs? And all Romney wants to do is chew slowly, and keep his head over his plate. The temporary increase in food stamps under the 2008 stimulus was nearly six times more effective dollar for dollar than the extension of the Bush tax cuts and was the single most effective GDP-raiser. Each dollar in food stamps led to $1.73 in real GDP. Real GDP. Each dollar cut for the Bush tax cuts led to an increase in real GDP of $0.29. That’s a loss of 70 cents on the dollar courtesy of the people who would keep the most unequal, crime-ridden, least healthy, developed country in the world. Because the same reason so many people fall through the cracks in America is the same reason sociopathic selfishness and greed are virtues. America has no homogeneous culture — America exceeds and breaks even the largest boundaries of culture as it has been classically perceived by people. But transportation and communication technology is quickly helping people adapt. If you’ve never lived in California, would you go to L.A. and feel completely at home? Of course not — but the American cultural zeitgeist mitigates that feeling tremendously. The stark cultural and ecological differences can’t trick our brain into acclimating to L.A. without some time, but the alien feeling you’d get would be quite different if you crossed the Northwestern Mexican border, despite the similarities in climate. Neo-liberalism is the true enemy, and it informs contemporary conservative policies on an intimate level. It’s profits over country. If your parents live in Farragut, they may or may not lean conservative, and they may or may not be up to their eyeballs in debt for having blown all of their money on what superficial social norms inform them is what is most important. But shared risk, shared reward, on a national level, is the only way our shared woes can transform into an infinitely bright future, free most importantly of debt. This is paid with taxpayer money anyway. Those calling themselves conservatives would divide our country and leave us to the fate of the station we’re born in and the realities of inequality — and while I’m not exactly championing Obama — shared risk empirically raises the quality of life for everyone who needs it most. — Wiley Robinson is a junior ecology and evolutionary biology. He can be reached at rrobin23@utk.edu.

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The end of the semester is upon us, and with it all of the complaints that college students make — that teachers are assigning too much work, that the weather is bad, that finals are too stressful. We bemoan the fact that we might have to forego a weekend of doing nothing in order to study for exams that we have known were coming for months. In short, college students find extraordinarily creative ways to complain as the semester draws to a close. We all fall victim to this mentality as April marches on. What we forget, though, when we become focused on the high demands asked of us is the simple but famous phrase “With great privilege comes great responsibility.” We are undoubtedly faced with demands upon our time and expectations of excellence because of the world in which we live — to be high achieving means to have a better chance at competing in our increasingly globalized and specialized society. Too often, however, this striving for success causes us to forget a crucial point that shapes every experience we have; we at UT are some of the most privileged people in the entire world. This is not a question of who drives a nicer car, or even a question of who doesn’t have to work to support themselves in college. We were all born in the United States. We all had access to a level of education high enough that we were able to get into a four-year research college. Most of us will graduate with at least a bachelor’s degree, substantially improving our chances of employment after college; some of us will even advance to graduate school and will be able to compete in high-earning job markets when we finish our education. While we are bemoaning the time constraints of our educational workload, there are people around the world spending their time foraging for food or potable drinking water. While we whine when we have a paper due because it keeps us from

going out with our friends, others are watching loved ones die from starvation. While we complain about having to pay fees to fund things on campus like cheap printing and wireless Internet access, others are wondering where they can safely and warmly spend another night. While we say we are too busy with our schoolwork and social lives to get involved, the people who need our involvement most are suffering. The people with the resources to help are the privileged citizens of the world — in this case, us. I do not mean to belittle the concerns we face; paying bills and trying to not have a nervous breakdown are hardly unimportant concerns. I simply wish to draw attention to the hypocrisy we all, sometimes inadvertently, advocate; we say we have no time to help those in need, but in truth, we are the only ones who really can. To say that our generation is too high achieving to be concerned with political or social issues is to say that we recognize our privileges but not our responsibilities. We certainly must keep up in this high paced economy in order to succeed, but we must recognize who our high paced economy is leaving behind. All of us at UT, in one way or another, are in positions of relative power and privilege simply by virtue of attending this university. We not only have the capacity but the obligation to recognize what we have been given and to give some of it back. Perhaps you truly don’t have time to volunteer at a homeless shelter. Instead, register to vote and make your voice heard on issues related to homelessness. Maybe you don’t have the financial resources to donate to a local charity. Offer them your time instead, either by volunteering or by recommending it to others. Use the time you spend procrastinating on Facebook to play vocabulary games on freerice.com and donate some much needed food to starving people around the world. There are ways to recognize our responsibilities even in the midst of the demands on our time as privileged and high-achieving individuals. We have the resources and the ability to get involved in a world that continues to divide itself by privilege. Our privilege should not be an excuse to stay uninvolved; it should be the very reason that we are involved. — Sarah Russell is a senior in history. She can be reached at srusse22@utk.edu.


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Three legends pass away a blue hologram, just barely flickering from the projector of R2D2, begging Obi-Wan Kenobi to save the Rebel Alliance. For fans of “Star Wars,” the introduction of Princess Leia , played by a 19-year-old actress best know as the daughter of singer/actors Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, is the crucial hook which draws a new initiate into the mythos and the war between the Galactic Empire and the Rebels. Oh, sure, she popped up earlier as she recorded the message and proceeded to battle stormtroopers, but the hologram is when we find out her true purpose. Especially for 1977 this was a pinnacle of motion picture technology. Fast-forward 35 years to last weekend’s Coachella Festival, where Digital Domain Media Group Inc. unveiled a holographic caricature of late gangsta rap icon Tupac Shakur during a performance by West Coast rap architects Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. To the uninformed observer, the digitized Shakur would seem to be a compilation of found footage and dialogue, but DDMG chief El Ulbrich said the hologram was “a completely synthetic human being” complied through audio samples and motion captured from filmed performances.

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Emily DeLanzo Design Editor Almost a year ago, the west part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was hit by a half-mile wide F4 tornado that carved its way through the mountains. At the end of last April, roughly 30 miles of trails were closed in the Smokies because of immense damage from the high winds. Boulders the size of cars were uprooted just west of Cades Cove. Even now, some trails are still closed from the damage. The two and a half miles worth of trails leading to my personal favorite waterfall in the park, Abrams Falls, was completely decimated. Thanks to trail crew efforts, this trail was the first to open back to the public for day hike use. Abrams Falls holds a lot of memories for me. Because of its gradual decline and gentle slopes, this trail is my go-to for people with moderate skills and a decent

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endurance. Abrams Falls is a 25-foot falls with the most water running through it at any giving moment, making it the most powerful waterfall in the Smokies. The trailhead is located halfway around the Cades Cove loop. Based on the pleasant weather and the visitors that still do not quite understand how to pull over, please plan for at least an hour (if not more) to get halfway around the 11-mile loop to finally park at the trailhead. The two and a half miles to the falls is a nice, gentle decline. The damage left over from last April is still visible in some areas. This trail has barely any overhead coverage so be sure to wear sunscreen if you’re sensitive to excess amounts of sunlight. Black bears have already moved into full swing of searching for food so please be wary and keep in mind general safety. If you see a black bear, give it plenty of room. If the bear shows aggression, please stand your ground and shout and make yourself look bigger. Almost every time I have hiked the Abrams Falls trail, I have seen a black bear somewhere along the trail. See HIKE on Page 6

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The shadow of death hung about the music world this week in a variety of disguises, as a venerable legend fought for his life, and one whose death is surrounded by mystery and conspiracy theories rising from the dead in the California desert. America’s nostalgia is a strange beast with the attention span of a rabid hummingbird, gravitating from maudlin recollections of fallen heroes to utter disconnection with the deeds that make that figure so memorable. In the case of Dick Clark, who passed away Wednesday at 82 following outpatient surgery, we have a man who was in at the ground-floor of rock n’ roll, and along with promoters like Alan Freed worked to integrate audiences and stages across the country during the turbulent mid-to-late 50s. Thanks to his tenure on “American Bandstand,” the subsequent dismantling of whitewashed entertainment on television paved the way for the swinging 60s. Many people probably remember Clark for his “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” specials or as the host of the “$64,000 Pyramid,” but his role as a shaper of pop music and as an unsung hero of the Civil Rights movement seemed to be overshadowed by later successes. Then we have the hologram. We all probably share the same first exposure to Carrie Fisher:

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HIKE continued from Page 5 Abrams Falls is also a great location to see other types of wildlife. Abrams Falls is the only place in the Smokies that I have ever seen wild river otters. The river otters were reintroduced in the late 1980s to Abrams Creek in Cades Cove. Since then, their population is thriving, and they truly are as cute as any and all pictures on Reddit. The most important safety idea I can stress to anyone who hikes Abrams Falls is to avoid the temptation to swim or jump. Abrams Falls is known for its picturesque pool at the bottom. Even I have had to resist jumping off the top of the falls. Many deaths have occurred from swimming in

ARTS&CULTURE this specific pool. Swimming in any area of the Smokies is not illegal, but it is strongly discouraged. Abrams Falls has claimed several lives of both experienced swimmers as well as children. Always use extreme caution. Prepare for the worst. I’m pretty notorious for doing stupid things ranging from base jumping to hiking over 20 miles in a day by myself. My sole reason for choosing this decently traveled and well-known trail is because yesterday I heard news of losing one of my coworkers and friend from this past summer working in the Smokies. Turns out no one is invincible. In July, I asked her one time what her favorite place in the Smokies was, and Jessie told me Abrams Falls. And to that, happy trails.

Media conditions under fire The Associated Press BAKU, Azerbaijan — An attack on a group of journalists in Azerbaijan at a demolition site has drawn widespread international condemnation and is serving as a bitter reminder of the bleak conditions for media in this former Soviet nation. Colleagues of award-winning reporter Idrak Abbasov say he was savagely beaten Wednesday by a large group of police officers and security guards for the state energy company while he was filming the controversial wrecking of houses near oil deposits. Other journalists were also reportedly attacked at the site. The incident is casting a dark shadow over

the government’s hopes of showcasing the oilrich country when it hosts the glitzy Eurovision song contest next month. Amnesty International, one of a raft of rights organizations demanding an investigation into the attack, said it was shocked. “One would have thought that with the Eurovision just around the corner and images from Baku about to be beamed around the world, the authorities would be on their best behavior,” John Dalhuisen, Amnesty’s Europe and Central Asia director, said Thursday in a statement. Other groups — including the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists — have also issued sharply worded statements.

DEATH continued from Page 5 A resurrection of the slain hip-hop visionary has been rumored since his death and final original album, “The 7 Day Theory.” With all conspiracies set aside, the question remains of what exactly this new Pac means for departed celebrities whose untimely deaths and legacies have left fans yearning for a visceral live experience. Ethically speaking, the idea is repulsive. A one-time showing which is just as much a tech demo as a monumental performance can be excused, but exhuming the dead and turning them into magical light shows is a craven appropriation of personality, the one unalienable possession a person carries through life. One could argue the popularity of biopics and other “inspired by the life of” projects which tread much of the same ground, but those are always understood performances in a character informed by a real-life counterpart. To presume to know a person’s essence and have the ability to reproduce it onstage is just not a place we are ready to go as a species. In the time it’s taken to get this far in column inches, Levon Helm has passed away. I originally started with the intention to rally behind the

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Band’s drummer and singer, whose fourteen year battle with cancer ended Thursday afternoon. Helm’s family released a statement Tuesday informing fans that Helm, 71, was in the final stages of cancer. Immediately an outpour of memories, prayers and kind wishes blew up across the Internet, prematurely eulogizing the final living voice of the Band’s phenomenal Danko-Helm-Manuel axis. An Arkansas native, Helm was the only nonCanadian in the Toronto-based Hawks, who rechristened themselves the Band following several tours and collaborations with the electrified Bob Dylan. Helm’s drawling low tenor and instinctual drumming lead him to be called “the soul of the Band,” and in the years following 1976’s Last Waltz concert Helm became the most vocal critic of former bandleader Robbie Robertson for diluting the formula which made them such a powerful musical force. Helm’s death completes the trifecta of death this week in American entertainment, and we are all the poorer for it. Go home, pop in “Music from Big Pink,” and take in the sweet melancholy of knowing that road has taken another of the great ones. — Jake Lane is a graduate in creative writing. He can be reached at jlane23@utk.edu.

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Lizzy Sovine, sophomore in astronomy and physics, Jennifer Prince, sophomore in creative writing, and Ashlyn Rand, sophomore in German and history, look over books up for grabs in the Really Really Free Market on April 12. The market, sponsored by UTK Progressive Student Alliance, Knoxville Food not Bombs, and Groundswell Collective, try to hold the event once a semester.


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Shelly Knight, freshman in management, plays against UTC during a UT Tennis Club tournament on Saturday.

Weekly not impressed by Memphis sweep Riley Blevins Staff Writer The No. 7 Lady Vols pushed their win streak to 10 games on Tuesday, sweeping in-state foe Memphis in a midweek doubleheader. While on paper the 5-0 and 3-2 wins seem impressive, co-head coach Ralph Weekly was far from impressed with the two victories. “Pitching was OK but that’s about it,” Weekly said. “All phases of the game were not on par tonight.” Tennessee (37-9) drew only four walks between the two contests, often swinging at pitches well out of the strike zone. “Plate discipline was not good,” Weekly said. “No question, no question, none at all, we swung at a ton of balls over our head. Just, I’m not very happy with the way we played.” Fresh off a much anticipated weekend sweep of No. 21 LSU, which brought out record-breaking attendance numbers and national television coverage, Weekly added it is hard to rebound

strong after such a strenuous series. But that does not mean the 11-year co-head coach is making any excuses. “Sure, I mean, the only thing I need to say is that it’s very tough to play a double header after playing in front of a national TV audience,” he added. “Sold-out crowds and battling a top 20 team, never easy. That doesn’t excuse our play, though. We didn’t play the way we’re capable of playing tonight. I’m happy we could get it done — but all phases of the game were not on par tonight.” Memphis (18-31) nabbed an early 2-0 advantage in game two of the double-header, putting pressure on the Lady Vols, who have won 73 consecutive games against the Lady Tigers. Behind junior first baseman Melissa Brown, Tennessee wasted little time to respond offensively. Bases loaded in the Vols’ half of the third, Brown drove a 2-2 off-speed pitch to right field, tying the game at 2-2. “I was just focused on battling,” Brown said. “I was trying to lay off the high pitch and trying to get my pitch. Once I had two strikes, just trying to get the bat on the ball and keep things

alive.” Game still knotted at two, senior Shelby Burchell powered a solo-shot just over the right field wall in the bottom of the fifth. “I really just went with the mentality that I needed to come up with the hit we needed and do my job for our team,” Burchell said. “Honestly, I was just trying to set someone else up after me. I really wasn’t focused on winning it with one swing. I was just looking for my pitch and trying to put us in position to win.” And that’s exactly what she did. The one-run homer was all the Lady Vols needed. Sophomore pitcher Ellen Renfroe threw a scoreless sixth and seventh frame, capping both a game two win and a series sweep of Memphis. “We’re all working on having good at bats,” said the Vols’ sophomore shortstop Madison Shipman following the win. “Ivy and Ellen (Renfroe) have been pitching amazing and our defense, just good; it’s really starting to come along.” The Lady Vols next see action at 7 p.m. on Friday, traveling to Columbia, S.C., to open a three-game road stand with the Gamecocks.


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Sports editor coaching in Orange and White game Clay Seal Assistant Sport Editor Matt Dixon’s cell phone rang as he was at his desk in The Daily Beacon office April 12. “It’s UT,” he said recognizing the 974- number. “I’ll let it go to voicemail.” The sports editor had just gotten back from class and was working on a practice report for the next day’s issue. A moment later a recognizable number called — UT athletics media relations director. Dixon immediately picked up this time, rushing to the nearest window because cell phone reception in the bomb shelter is limited. Jimmy Stanton, officially the associate athletic director of communications, was touching base about Dixon’s request to follow football coach Derek Dooley around for a feature story.

“I think I’ve got a better idea,” the Tennessee rep said. “Hold on just a second.” The phone signal rustled. “Hey, Matt,” a familiar voice said. “This is Derek.” With spring practice in full swing, Dooley said he just didn’t have time to spend a day with Dixon. However, the alternative was a pretty close second; he offered for Dixon to be a special guest head coach at Saturday’s Orange and White game. “I was in such shock of who was calling me, that I didn’t even really realize he said I could be a guest coach at the final spring practice,” Dixon said. “He asked if I liked the idea. How could I not?” Dixon, graduating senior, will head the Orange team, which features the first-team defense and second-team offense. Todd Skelton, a graduate law student and

president of the graduate student senate, will man the White team, the first-team offense and second-team defense, in the scrimmage 2:30 p.m. at Neyland Stadium on Saturday. “Jimmy Stanton called this past weekend and pitched the opportunity and I was all over it,” Skelton said. “It sounds like a great experience and I’m looking forward to coach against Matt. It should be fun.” Dixon, a member of the Beacon sports team since the summer of 2009, has covered football full-time since 2010. In that position, the Knoxville native has had to put any fan feelings for the Vols aside, trading in chips and cornhole at tailgates for pre-game salads and Cokes in the press box. UT outfitted the two student guest coaches with Tennessee adidas gear: the shoes that are immediate indicators of athletes on campus, an orange polo and a matching hat.

“I can’t even remember the last time I wore orange,” Dixon said as he was trying the specs on. Although the game marks the end of an important and serious spring practice period, the players have still found a way to make things fun. The winning team gets a steak dinner with nice china and servers, while the losing team has to eat hot dogs, potato chips and water with no ice — in the same room. “It’s a high-stakes game,” Dooley said. Skelton’s in it to win it. “We’re just going to stick it to them,” he said. “Come out hard. We’ve got (quarterback Tyler) Bray so we’re going to be different than last year. We’re going to come out guns blazing and it’s going to be awesome.” Admission to the scrimmage is free for all, and former Vols will play a flag football game at halftime.

Stokes invited to USA tryouts Staff Reports USA Basketball announced Thursday that Tennessee power forward Jarnell Stokes has been invited to take part in tryouts for the 2012 Men’s U18 National Team, which will compete at the2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship June 16-20 in Sao Sebastiáo do Paraiso, Brazil. Eight teams will compete in the 2012 U18 zone qualifier, including the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Mexico, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The top four finishing teams will qualify for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men. Originally known as the FIBA Americas Junior World Championship Qualifier, the tournament was held every four years since 1990. FIBA changed its calendar, however, and the tournament is now conducted every other year, followed in the next summer by the FIBA U19 World Championship. A native of Memphis, Tenn., who graduated high school early and enrolled at UT in January, Stokes made a huge impact for the Vols during the second half of the season. He averaged 9.6 points and 7.4 rebounds while shooting .534 from the field en route to SEC All-Freshman Team honors. Stokes also led the Vols in blocked shots (1.4 bpg) and logged a pair of double-doubles. “I’m thanking God for this opportunity,” Stokes said. “It’s an accomplishment just to

be picked for tryouts, but my goal is to make the team, represent the state of Tennessee and help Team USA bring home the gold medal.” Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin was an assistant coach with USA Basketball’s Men’s World University Games Team last summer. “Anytime you have a chance to be a part of one of USA Basketball’s national teams, it’s a tremendous honor,” Martin said. “Jarnell has put the work in, and he’s earned the opportunity. His skills and his understanding of the game will be enhanced from this experience because of the level of competition and the coaching he’ll receive. “And it’s great for our program to continue to have a presence with USA Basketball.” Florida's Billy Donovan will serve as the U18 National Team head coach, while Mark Few of Gonzaga and Shaka Smart of VCU will be assistants. The coaching selections were made by the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee. Players eligible for the competition must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1994. The players represent 15 states, including five from Texas; three from Maryland; two from California, Georgia and North Carolina; along with one player each from Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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Track and field seniors sing “Rocky Top” during Senior Day of the Sea Ray Relays on Saturday.

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