Issue 10, Volume 121
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Students wary of perils Emily DeLanzo Managing Editor Short skirts, high heels, low-cut blouses: bad situations have the potential to arise regardless of whether an individual is in sweatpants or a revealing outfit. Reported sexual assaults on campus may be small in number, but many may go unreported. Lieutenant Emily Simerly, Administrative Affairs and Public Informations Officer for the University of Tennessee Police Department, alluded to the frequency of sexual assaults on or near campus. “Sexual assaults are one of the most unreported crimes in the United States,” Simerly said. “Studies vary, but statistically one in four women may become a
victim/survivor of sexual assault in her lifetime. Additionally, the highest (rates) of reported incidents are among college-aged individuals.” Between 2007 and 2009, there were six counts of reported forcible sex on campus alone, according to the UTPD Security Handbook with Statistics. The statistics available only show reported instances on university owned or controlled property, meaning Fort Sanders is not included in these statistics. “I’ve heard people on my way to class talking about what happened on the weekends,” said Herron. “It’s best to always be on the defensive and watch your drink.” Students still need to take precautionary methods to prevent dangerous situations and learn how to define sexual assault.
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Some sororities left homeless Despite the initial disappointment, Knight said that the positive outlook taken by the members of her sorority made the transition easier. She also said Tyler Bray hasn’t been the only one that university housing did a good job of calling audibles around Rocky Top this keeping the members of her sorority year. University Housing had to call one together in Massey Hall. of its own in the weeks leading up to the “They were actually a lot more posifall semester. tive than I was at first,” Luckily for UT’s sorority Knight said. “I had bragged women, it was an audible the about getting to live in that school was prepared to make. house all summer and now I With the originally anticipatdon’t get to live there. But at ed completion date of the new least we were all together, on-campus sorority village everyone was posting on being pushed back, Frank Facebook, ‘Hey what’s your Cuevas, UT’s Executive room number in Massey?’ Director of Housing, became ...everyone was just really posresponsible for the temporary itive, which at first kind of placement of about 200 women. annoyed me. But they had the Several hundred more of UT’s right attitude.” Greek women chose to live in According to UT’s Cone university housing for the Zone website entire year. (conezone.utk.edu), which is “Whenever you’re building a designed to keep students new project, you always have a updated on campus construccontingency plan,” Cuevas said. tion projects, the village will “We always had a contingency be completed next year and plan to try and help out some of Tia Patron • The Daily Beacon will feature 13 houses, rangthe sororities if they weren’t going to be able to get into their The interior construction of a sorority house gets ing from 9,000 to 17,000 in completed in time for the fall semester during the total square footage. chapter (homes).” Knight said that her chapCuevas said that to start the summer on Aug. 8. ter anticipates being able to year some students have been living in converted kitchen areas, but as before school started informing her that move into its house in early October. In the meantime she enjoys being in close other students failed to show up or decid- she would be living in Massey Hall. “At first I was really bummed,” Knight proximity to her classes and said it’s ed to drop out of school many sorority women have been moved to regular said. “Not upset because it’s just life, but worth the wait to live in the newly conrooms. The process, he said, was like just bummed. My parents just told me to structed house. “Yeah, it’ll be worth it,” Knight said. moving around puzzle pieces as his keep calm. Fifty of our girls are in the “We have an ice cream machine in same situation; there are so many other department sought to accommodate the there.” girls that are in my same spot.”
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sorority chapters that came forward over the summer seeking temporary room assignments. One of those puzzle pieces was Abby Knight, sophomore in journalism and electronic media, who had anticipated living in her sorority’s house until she received a letter in the mail a few weeks
Philadelphia man faces charges for killing infant The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors believe a Philadelphia man put heroin and methadone in his infant’s bottle to quiet the boy but instead killed him, two days before his first birthday. Orlando Rosado will face a third-degree murder trial after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Rosado, 45, told police he accidentally put drugs in the bottle during a 3 a.m. feeding in May. But Assistant District Attorney Lorraine Donnelly plans to argue the drug cocktail — though not baby Christopher’s death — was intentional. “He admits putting it in the bottle. His version is, it must have been accidental because he was high,” Donnelly said. “My theory is the baby was
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fussy, and he was trying to put him to sleep.” The baby’s mother has described Christopher as fussy, and he was at the bottom of the standard weight range for his age, the prosecutor said. Defense lawyer Bruce Wolf called the case an active investigation but declined to elaborate. Rosado remained in prison after a judge Tuesday refused to lower his $1 million bail. He had served a year in prison on a 1986 drug case and has prior arrests for robbery and other crimes in New York, Donnelly said. No trial date has been set in the infant's May 11 death. Rosado is also charged with involuntary manslaughter, drug delivery causing death, child endangerment and other charges. See DRUGS on Page 3
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Wednesday, Sep. 5 –Law School Recruitment fair and Admissions workshop University Center 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join for an admission workshop in the morning, then Q & A with Admissions Officers and Recruitment Fair. Admissions representatives from law schools across the Southeast will meet with prospective students.
–UT Farmers Market UT Gardens on the Agricultural Campus 4:00 to 7:00 pm Fresh local produce, plants, food, crafts, and more at the UT Gardens weekly.
Thursday, Sep. 06 –2012 Greater Knoxville Job Fair University Center Ballroom 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Looking for a part-time, full-time and/or temporary job opportunities? Then you need to come to the Greater Knoxville Job Fair on Thursday, September 6, 2012 in the University Center Ballroom.This campus-wide job fair is for ALL MAJORS.
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A community member helps grill hamburgers for the Career Services Cookout on Aug. 30.
August 29 At 12:25 p.m., an officer responded to the staff parking lot in reference to a theft call. The victim stated that her license plate had been stolen from the vehicle.
August 30 At 12:13 p.m., an officer reported to Hodges Library to respond to a theft. The victim stated that several items were stolen from the 4th floor of Hodges. At 2:15 p.m., an officer responded to the theft of a bike outside of the Alumni Memorial Building. At 3:34 p.m., an officer was sent to the lobby of UTPD to take the report of a theft of a bike. August 31 At 3:25 p.m., an officer was sent to the University
1836 — Sam Houston elected as president of Texas On this day in 1836, Sam Houston is elected as president of the Republic of Texas, which earned its independence from Mexico in a successful military rebellion. Born in Virginia in 1793, Houston moved with his family to rural Tennessee after his father's death; as a teenager, he ran away and lived for several years with the Cherokee tribe. Houston served in the War of 1812 and was later appointed by the U.S. government to manage the removal of the Cherokee from Tennessee to a reservation in Arkansas Territory. He practiced law in Nashville and from 1823 to1827 served as a U.S. congressman before being elected governor of Tennessee in 1827. A brief, failed marriage led Houston to resign from office and live again with the Cherokee. Officially adopted by the tribe, he traveled to Washington to protest governmental treatment of Native Americans. In 1832, President Andrew Jackson sent him to Texas (then a Mexican province) to negotiate treaties with local Native Americans for protection of border traders. Houston arrived in Texas during a time of rising tensions between U.S. settlers and Mexican authorities, and soon emerged as a leader among the settlers. In 1835, Texans formed a provisional government, which issued a declaration of independence from Mexico the following year. At that
Center in response to a disturbance. The Assistant Manager of UT Dining reported that one of her employees was being harassed by her husband. At 12:50 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Clement Hall in response to an intoxicated person. The 19-year-old female student was placed under arrest for public intoxication. At 1:52 p.m., an officer was sent to the Conference Center Building to check on a suspicious person. The 30-year-old male was arrested for criminal trespassing and an arrest on an outstanding warrant. Crimelogs are compiled by records of University of Tennessee and Knoxville Police Departments. People with names similar or identical to those listed may not be those identified in the reports. All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.
time, Houston was appointed military commander of the Texas army. Though the rebellion suffered a crushing blow at the Alamo in early 1836, Houston was soon able to turn his army's fortunes around. On April 21, he led some 800 Texans in a surprise defeat of 1,500 Mexican soldiers under General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at the San Jacinto River. Santa Anna was captured and brought to Houston, where he was forced to sign an armistice that would grant Texas its freedom. After receiving medical treatment for his war wounds in New Orleans, Houston returned to win election as president of the Republic of Texas on September 5. In victory, Houston declared that "Texas will again lift its head and stand among the nations....It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages." Houston served as the republic's president until 1838, then again from 1841 to 1844. Despite plans for retirement, Houston helped Texas win admission to the United States in 1845 and was elected as one of the state's first two senators. He served three terms in the Senate and ran successfully for Texas' governorship in 1859. As the Civil War loomed, Houston argued unsuccessfully against secession, and was deposed from office in March 1861 after refusing to swear allegiance to the Confederacy. He died of pneumonia in 1863. — This Day in History is courtesy of History.com.
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CAMPUS NEWS SEXUAL ASSAULT continued from Page 1 “Reported sexual assault numbers on the UT Campus are very low,” says Simerly. “However, given what we know about sexual assault reporting, actual incidents of sexual assault are much higher.” Students should not fear potential social situations, but strength in numbers helps prevent sexual assaults. Shelby Herron, senior in psychology, suggested that every student should be prepared for the worst. “Always carry mace around and don’t walk around by yourself at night,” said Herron. “At least with one other person, you’re less likely to be attacked.” The UTPD records confirm Herron’s advice, as all of the reported sexual assaults involved only one victim. “In the 18 years I have worked at UTPD, all reported incidents involved a sole victim,” said Simerly. “Many times this individual had been to a party with a group of friends but at some point was left alone and a sexual assault occurred.” Students can take other precautionary methods to prevent possible negative situations from arising. For example, Simerly also encouraged students to keep an eye on the drinks when
DRUGS continued from Page 1 Rosado told authorities both he and the baby fell asleep after the feeding. Christopher was found around 7 a.m., face-down in vomit in his crib, Donnelly said. Both Rosado and girlfriend Crystal Miller, the baby's mother, tried to resuscitate the boy, who was found cold and limp. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. The couple also has a 5-year-old child who is now in protective custody, Donnelly said. Miller is not charged. Rosado was in a methadone treatment program for addicts trying to kick heroin, but was duping the program into thinking he was clean, according to Donnelly. She said he was using an eye dropper containing someone else's urine for drug tests. Rosado has said he bought 60 milligrams of heroin that day, and put half in Christopher's bottle, Donnelly said. Police found a significant amount of heroin in both the baby's blood and in the leftover contents of the bottle, she said.
out on the town. A study published on Sciencedaily.com in 2009 stated that more than 20 percent of sexual assaults were aided by drugs. Many victims are slipped date rape drugs such as ketamine and rohypnol. Drugfacilitated sexual assaults result from “roofies” being slipped in a drink, which can result in memory loss, nausea and other negative side effects. The problem with proving drug-facilitated sexual assaults is that these drugs spend very little time in the
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victim’s system after being ingested. Whether at a frat house, bar or apartment, always be on the defensive to prevent possible assaults. Report any and all sexual assault immediately and seek medical attention. Sexual assault is a crime of knowingly causing another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat and without consent. Contact UTPD at (854) 974-3111 as soon as possible if you are a victim or suspect a crime is being committed.
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Nathaniel Midgett and Brooke McGinley, both freshman in architecture, take a break between classes to swing dance in the Art and Architecture building on Tuesday.
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Editor’s Note Fed chairman to be political fall guy Blair Kuykendall Editor-in-Chief Ben Bernanke is about to become the world’s most powerful patsy. In a weak economic climate, the Fed chairman is never a fan favorite. Unfortunately for Bernanke, it’s also an election year. Both parties are currently focused on assuaging voter outrage over the state of the American economy, and both parties are searching to allocate some blame. Enter Ben. Keeping pace with the Fed’s dual mandate, it is the chairman’s responsibility to both curb inflation and drive unemployment down to its natural rate. Unfortunately, policy options that tame unemployment often drive up inflation, and vice versa. The Federal Reserve is responsible for toeing the fine line between the two. For the last few years, that’s been even harder. The Fed has already enacted two rounds of quantitative easing through large scale asset purchases (LSAPs), designed to lower interest rates and stimulate growth. Interest rates have been bottomed out for months, though, and the Fed’s economic projections are still grim. The Federal Open Market Committee now must decide to either take more action immediately or give the market more time to correct. This situation puts policymakers in a dilemma. Conservatives hate the idea of enacting further quantitative easing, for fear of its inflationary danger and possible ineffectiveness. Many liberals believe that more action was desperately needed long ago, perhaps on a larger scale. Political tradition dictates that no matter what course Bernanke and the Fed take, they will be forced to shoulder the responsibility for America’s stagnation. The decisions made by the Fed won’t be announced until after the FOMC meeting on Sept. 13. Bernanke,
however, already sealed his fate at the Federal Reserve’s annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Bernanke hinted strongly that new Fed intervention may occur, given the ‘far from satisfactory’ nature of the economy. Regardless of whatever course of action the Fed decides to take, a storm of political blame is soon to rain down on the Federal Reserve and its leadership. If the Fed does choose to take action on Sept. 13, the Republican party will decry its actions as overly interventionist. Democrats will claim that the Fed should have acted sooner and more decisively. No matter what tactics the FOMC decides to employ, the strategy will undoubtably be weighed most carefully. Scrutiny is set to ensue from both sides of the aisle, evidencing the ignorance and shortsighted nature of political dialogue in America. It’s not a crime to reflect on the decision-making process of the Federal Reserve, but politicians are certainly not in a position to harangue Fed officers for thier choices. The Federal Reserve’s Board of Govenors is one of the most qualified groups of economists in the world today, and time and again they have demonstrated a judicious use of monetary policy tools. The reality of a complex global economy makes policy decisions anything but black and white. At the end of the day, decisions have to be made, often without the luxury of universal consensus. Legitamacy is another major concern. Bashing the Federal Reserve’s actions for political expediency is extremely foolish. Without credibility, the effectivness of Fed policy can be hampered. While economic conditions leave something to be desired, blaming a well-intentioned Fed for policy and regulatory failings of past administrations is misleading at best, and at worst an outright lie. Swift and deliberate action from the Federal Reserve saved the nation from grave consequences in 2008. The Fed’s ability to overcome implementation lags that hinder Congress makes it integral to economic stability. Politicians need to find a different whipping boy. — Blair Kuykendall is a senior in College Scholars. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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When the current SGA leaders sought office last spring, they made clear the policy changes they would like to implement on this campus. Policy formulation can be a dynamic and community-wide effort, so I should stress that the platform of the winning (as well as losing) candidates cannot be attributed solely to campaign leaders. Still, the current SGA executives are those who have been charged by the students with fulfilling the policy promises that were made during campaign season. With this in mind, I think it’s important to lay out precisely what is on SGA’s policy agenda for the year. Among the most easily achievable policy points are the creation of safety forums in residence halls (with the chiefs of both the Knoxville and UT police), the reinstatement of a roommate survey upon admittance to UT, the installation of a FedEx box in Presidential Courtyard, and the establishment of ATMs at Laurel Hall and Sorority Village. These are no-brainers, and SGA will likely work with the administration to achieve them all. Some of the other points, however, are more complicated. The platform calls for a meal equivalency option at the Varsity Inn at Gibbs Hall, rollover dining meals, and an option for preferred football seating choices (shaded, second level, etc.). All of these are fantastic ideas, but implementing them will require ultimate approval by other campus bodies such as UT Athletics and Aramark. Along the same line, policy goals to establish a locked tuition rate, include the Wednesday before Thanksgiving in the holiday break, and establish green spaces at Presidential Courtyard all currently fall under the autonomy of administrative bodies such as Facilities Services. It should be noted, however, that over the summer,
SGA Vice President Terry Nowell made an in-person presentation to the UT Board of Trustees (which is no common occurrence) regarding a four-year locked tuition rate. The Board of Trustees later agreed not to raise the tuition of the current freshmen class over the next three years by more than three percent. Seeing as this change is something that many students wanted, the news is cause for celebration. Working productively with the highest UT administrative body—the UT Board of Trustees (BOT)—to achieve something that students want is characteristic of an effective SGA. Nonetheless, like the locked tuition rate, a number of the current SGA administration’s policies are not exactly original. As nice as it is to see an SGA-UT BOT collaboration, the fact that Chancellor Cheek and the BOT themselves had been considering a locked tuition rate can’t be overlooked. Similarly, OIT and UT’s Technology Advisory Board have been working on many of the efforts included in the current SGA administration’s technology platform since before last campaign season. Obviously, none of this takes away from the importance of these initiatives (indeed, SGA should be fighting for them), but realizing that some of these ideas would most likely happen even without SGA does put some things in perspective. At various times, I’ll evaluate the progress of these policy promises. Given what we’ve seen thus far, I expect that SGA will do some great things for this campus, particularly in the areas of student life and transparency. One defining factor will determine which of SGA’s policy ideas are actually implemented: SGA’s structural legitimacy. As it seeks to implement smaller projects, SGA must keep in mind that establishing its legitimacy is what will lend it the power and clout to do things in the future that SGA is structurally incapable of doing at the moment. SGA President Adam Roddy and others have the abilities and potential to develop this legitimacy, and hopefully by year’s end it will have been given the proper attention. — Eric Dixon is a senior in Philosophy. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This week I found one of my African dwarf frogs lying upside down in the bottom of my fish tank. To my dismay, I discovered that the little critter had passed away while I was gone for the first week of school. I received my two dwarf frogs, Princess and Boo (named by an ex, don’t judge) for my 18th birthday. They were small, mean and basically identical when my sister-inlaw gave them to me. The only way I could tell them apart was the fact that Princess ate one of Boo’s hands. They lived in my bedroom, and croaked low, quiet croaks during the night. Princess is still alive, but no longer croaks or awkwardly flits around the tank like he used to. He mainly sits at the bottom and eats leftovers from the other fishes’ dinner. While I do not believe he has entered a state of depression, my frog’s actions have caused me to ponder our human emotions in response to the loss of a pet. For those of you who own pets, you may know the unique bond one can form with their companion that can mirror the strength of a human relationship. Pets do not judge or hate, but simply treat us in the way that we treat them. If we express love and compassion to our furry friends, we generally can expect them to reciprocate it many times over. My dog Nike was no exception. Nike was a boxer who had no front teeth and eyes that moved in opposite directions. He was named after a very defined Nike swoosh on his stomach. He woke up at six in the morning and demanded to be taken outside, he intentionally tipped his food bowl over on our deck to let us know he wanted back in the house, and he never even learned the simple command “come.” However, these little characteristics created the goofy, care-free figure that was Nike. We bought him when I was five years old, and I grew up with him as a part of everyday life. He was as
much a part of my family as my brothers and parents were. However, the danger of this is that we tend to believe the status quo of life never ends. We were forced to put Nike down during my senior year of high school. I remember that it was a snow day at school and Nike began to have frequent seizures while I was at home with him. My dad and I drove him to the vet, where he was given a sedative. The vet allowed us some alone time to say our goodbyes, and at that moment I thought part of my life was being pulled away from me. To this day, it is the only time I have ever seen my dad cry. I didn’t think I could ever leave that room and subsequently leave behind some of the best memories of my entire life. I told Nike I loved him and would miss him, and left him resting more peacefully than I had seen in years. It was one of the most trying experiences of my life, but now I am thankful for the time we had together. Nothing lasts forever, and we forget this simple truth all too often. Appreciate the little fuzzy friends you have, because they are some of the most unconditionally-loving creatures you can find on this planet. Show them a little love, and they can change your life forever. I was thinking this article might be too depressing to write, but then something happened that nudged me to print it anyway. Sunday evening, I went home to see my family. I left for campus around 9 p.m., and as I walked out in my driveway to my car, my cat Leonard was sitting next to my car door as if to say goodbye. Leonard is a 15-year-old tabby cat who also doubles as one of the last living parts of my childhood. I picked him up, gave him a good squeeze, and then moved him out of the way so I wouldn’t back over him. It’s moments like these that we should treasure with our friends, and it’s moments like these that I will remember for the rest of my life. Shameless Plug of the Week: If you don’t think cats or dogs are for you, try out an aquarium. Fish are easy to take care of and require little space. I have two aquariums and absolutely love them. If you would like more info on setting up a tank, feel free to email me or contact your local pet store. — Hunter Tipton is a senior in microbiology. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Indie band’s sophomore album shines bright Contributor It was just two years ago when the Northern Ireland band Two Door Cinema Club released their freshman album, “Tourist History.” They broke out into the indie music scene with a fun and original sound through singles like “Something Good Can Work” and “Undercover Martyn.” The three members of the band quickly made their way to the ranks of bands like Vampire Weekend and The Temper Trap. With their newly released album, “Beacon,” Two Door Cinema Club perfects the craft of songwriting with amazing tunes and well-written lyrics, and ultimately provides fans with a new favorite album that leaves them anticipating the next one. The first single off the album is “Sleep Alone,” an upbeat song that is a really good preview of how great the rest of the album is. The song has emotional lyrics that anyone will want to sing along to and a chorus that lead singer Alex Trimble sings with ease and emotion. His voice against the steady drums and the dreamy-sounding guitar provide for a song that is easily one of the best on the album. “Sleep Alone” also proves to be a continuation of the band’s previous album, keeping their original sound but developing it for this album. Keeping in touch with their initial sound, they’re known for letting their fans mature with the band. There’s only one guest on the album, the artist Valentina on the track “The World is Watching.” She provides a perfect female voice that lifts the sound of the song and is
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a perfect juxtaposition with Trimble’s crooning. The song itself is sweet and soft compared with the rest of the album. Additionally, the song is simple yet does not lose the band’s complex nature. Details within the song, such as the pop-like synthesizer and the orchestra-like violin part towards the end of the song make it stand out from the rest. Throughout the album, the songs are consistently pleasing and euphonious. The arrangement of the songs tell a story of infatuation, heartbreak and longing. The song “Settle” features the lyrics, “You see the world pull you in/romantic and drenched in sin/you won’t get that far this time/till this place swallows you whole.” With a delightful and fascinating melody at the start of the song, it will make listeners think twice about skipping to a different song. All the songs are written by the three members of the band, which these days is an accomplishment in itself, especially among other artificial artists who often have songs written for them while autotune carries them through the song. The album wasn’t just put together — it’s obvious each song was thoroughly thought out, and the little details prove it. These details really make the album unique and let it stand out from the rest of the bands in the same genre. With their new album, Two Door Cinema Club provides indie-pop fans with quality music and a beacon of hope for music among other fake and unoriginal artists. “Beacon” by Two Door Cinema Club was released on Sept. 3 in the UK and Sept. 4 for the rest of the world. It is available for purchase on iTunes.
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Arts & Culture Editor Victoria Wright
ARTS & CULTURE
Students find ways to balance life Chris Cable Contributor Time is a priceless artifact for students who balance work and school, yet students seem to find time to date and mingle in between the many time-consuming activities that they are involved in. Lindsay Hill, senior in history, said the key to dating while in college is having balance. “Don’t say ‘I have all of this work for school,’ and then not find time for your significant other. You have to find balance.” Students usually write down school assignments in a planner or on a sheet of paper. Easy time-management tools like that can make it easier for students to balance school, homework and personal lives. Rachel Bullock, junior in English, put it plain and simple: “It’s hard to balance dating and school. I definitely use a planner so I know what’s due on what day and I don’t forget something important. If I have time in between those assignments then I use it to date or just hang out with friends. It’s all about prioritizing.” There are benefits to dating in college, too. “(College) has helped me to meet new people, compared to high school where you’re usually with people you grew up with,” Hill said. Networking is one of the top ways to meet new people. With UT hosting over 28,000 students, it certainly is a great place to start looking. Hill said she hasn’t yet found the right guy, but with plenty more fish in the sea she hasn’t given up. For Bullock, college has allowed her to meet people as well.
“When I first came here it was overwhelming, but there was still a sense of ‘Hey, I’m part of something big’ and that translates to big benefits such as having options,” Hill said. “You can practically meet someone new every single day and that’s what I really enjoy about being a student here.” With social media continuously increasing in popularity, many students have turned to social media to keep in touch with significant others. “You kind of lose the one-onone contact in a relationship,” Hill said, noting that intimacy issues can arise from lack of physical contact. Bullock, however, thinks social networking can be beneficial in relationships if they are used wisely. “I think social networks can help couples out as long as they aren’t relying on that to be a foundation for their relationship. You have to make time for each other, not just text all the time and talk on Facebook,” Bullock said. Whether or not it creates more pros or cons is up to how students use sites like Facebook and Twitter. Undeniably, social media sites such as Facebook have allowed students to engage in conversations without the embarrassment of rejection face-to-face. “It’s a lot easier to say no to someone when they haven’t taken the time to ask you out in person,” Bullock said. “That says something about a person to me. I want someone brave enough to ask me out in person.” It looks like college students have a few tricks up their sleeves that allow them to balance life in their own way.
Assistant Arts & Culture Editor Rob Davis
Around Rocky Top
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Handcrafted bottles people could take with them were part of an art exhibit in Gallery 1010 on Aug. 26. On Friday, multiple galleries downtown will feature the next First Friday, displaying various artwork.
Laurel Falls provides learning curve, bears The waterfall itself stands at relocated or even put down because of negaalmost 80-feet high with the tive human-bear interactions. Please carry any trash you bring or see trail intersecting the middle, creating an upper falls and a along the trail to help prevent the growing lower falls. For the sake of number of problem-bears. Please also keep in your hiking buddies as well as mind that the closest you are legally allowed the rangers on staff, please do to be to a black bear in the national park is not climb the falls. Countless 150 feet. In order to move a bear off the trail, Managing Editor accidents resulting in injury or back up to give the bear plenty of room then death have occurred off the shout, clap or throw rocks at its feet to starAfter chasing bears and people alike on the tle the bear away for both your and its safetrail for three consecutive summers, Laurel upper and lower falls. The total elevation gain from the parking ty. Falls is not my favorite hike. This trail is an Laurel Falls has the potential to easy, paved walk to an almost 80be a zoo, quite literally, between the foot waterfall and remains the thousands of visitors that trudge up most popular trail in the park. the paved trail and the black bears. If Every trail I have written a colyou feel especially adventurous, umn on so far has been well over unlike the rest of the Laurel Falls two miles each way and decently crowd, continue past the falls to uphill. For once, I will give everyreach old-growth forest which is few one a break. And by everyone, I and far between in the Smokies. mean the people that really don’t To reach the old-growth, contincare about long walks, bugs and ue a half mile beyond Laurel Falls. nature. So here’s to the easiest The trail is considerably tougher, trail in the Smokies, falling in at having more elevation gain and 2.6 miles of broken pavement. rockier terrain. These beautiful old I highly recommend this trail trees that are over 300 years old in for people who don’t consider some spots stand taller and more themselves outdoorsy or are • Photo Courtesy of Ryan Kaldari magnificent than any other trees afraid of walking too deep into the woods. I have seen people wide, stumpy lot to the waterfall is only about 300 feet. along the trail. Keep in mind that even though this trail is and everywhere between push strollers up This gradual incline makes it possible for nearly every visitor to wander up without incredibly easy for some, it may be viewed as the 1.3 miles to Laurel Falls. challenging by others. Always bring water, a Parking at the trailhead is limited, but that dying. Another major safety concern on the snack and a positive outlook so you can never stops the masses of visitors from overcrowding and parking alongside the road. Laurel Falls trail is bear activity. Due to its enjoy Laurel Falls. This trail is busy year-round due to its easy overwhelming popularity with your average — Emily DeLanzo is a senior in environto access trailhead and pavement, making it Gatlinburg visitor, many problem-bears roam this trail searching for food. Every year mental studies and can be reached at edelanideal for any winter hike. several bears at Laurel Falls end up being email@example.com.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
THE DAILY BEACON • 7 Sports Editor Lauren Kittrell
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Martin dines at PCB expect from the returning players, he was impressed with the newcomers. Staff Writer “(Redshirt freshman) Quinton Chievous is a Coach Cuonzo Martin and his coaching staff guy that if we need a four man and we go to a took time out of their busy schedules to stop by four man lineup I thought he could really bang and spend time with students at the around the rim — he does a really good job of Presidential Courtyard Cafe on Thursday. getting offensive rebounds, getting big While the students ate lunch, the men’s basket- rebounds, and also posting up for his size,” ball coaching staff went around to meet every- Martin said. “And I thought (junior transfer) D’Montre Edwards did a good job of reboundone. Joseph Warrick, sophomore in history, was ing the basketball on both ends of the floor. (Freshman) Armani Moore, I thought he was impressed that the staff decided to stop by. good for us, pushing “I think it’s somethe ball, running the thing special,” Warrick floor, and finding said. “I think it shows guys, but also findour coaches want to get ing his offense as the students involved, well. I thought those and it encourages our guys, and other guys, students to support our it was business as athletes and represent usual. They’ve gotour school.” ten better. But I The Vols played four thought just watchgames against club and ing those two guys professional Italian (Edwards and teams on a 10 day trip Moore) coming into that started Aug. 5. a new system, new Martin said the team style, I thought they certainly improved did a good job of from the experience. adjusting.” “I just think we got Martin said that better as a team,” about one and a half Martin said. “When of the four games you’re talking about were competitive, bigger, stronger, faster, Matthew DeMaria • The Daily Beacon although he did have but also to understand the system, the level we Coach Cuonzo Martin yells to his team one concern. “We were fouling expect them to play at. during the Vanderbilt game on March 3, a lot. I thought we “I think that was the 2012. great thing about playing over in Italy,” Martin did a really good job of really getting pressure. added. “I thought our guys did a great job of I don't know so much if it was how they call the handling the game and competing from start to game or whatever, but we had our hands on finish, and we have a lot of different lineups guys too much in the four games.” The Tennessee head basketball coach said rotating five guys throughout the game, and I thought the guys really played hard in that situ- that during the off-season, he’s rooting for Tennessee football and looking for wins. ation.” “However many points that is,” Martin said. Several players stepped up for the team “For me all it takes is one more point than the while overseas. While Martin knew what to opposing team, but 100 percent for Tennessee.”
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Sophomore defensive specialist Nikki Brice sets up the ball against Iowa State on Aug. 26. The next volleyball game will be at the Springhill Suites at the Arundel Mills Invitational in Maryland this weekend.
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Sports Editor Lauren Kittrell
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Vols improve running game, defense Nick Leffew Contributor
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Rajion Neal streaks up the field during the North Carolina State game on Friday. Neal carried the ball 22 times for 53 yards.
After a 27-year winning streak against rival Kentucky was snapped last November, Tennessee was forced to improve in certain areas to have a chance to compete in the SEC in 2012. Last season, Tennessee’s running game ranked 116th out of 119 Football Bowl Subdivision teams. The Vols averaged 90.1 yards rushing per game in 2011, though the team ran the ball 392 times. Compared to the passing game, that is only eight less than the 400 pass attempts. The Vols tried to stay balanced, but averaging only 2.8 yards per carry, difficulties arose. That aspect of the offense was virtually nonexistent and leaves much needed improvement for the 2012 season. During Tennessee’s game against N.C. State on Friday, the Vols showed marked improvement in the running attack with 191 yards rushing. Tennessee proved they have big play potential in the running game, with two long runs by junior wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and sophomore tail back Marlin Lane. “For the first opener, we showed a lot people we got the run game, but we still have a whole lot to improve on,” Lane said. Lane said the backs’ competitive natures help each other improve and help the running game be a success. “I feel whoever is in the game to start, that is who will be in the game the most, depending on how they perform,” Lane said. “We stay in each other’s ear. We aren’t even down on each other, we keep each other up and go out there and do what we do.” During the offseason, Tennessee’s defense made changes after defensive coordinator Sal
Sunseri’s replacement of former D.C. Justin Wilcox. Sunseri immediately reworked the Vols defensive style, with amazing results. In light of last year’s shocking lack of turnovers from the defense, Sunseri instituted a multiple defense with a 3-4 base, putting a huge emphasis on forcing turnovers. This emphasis led to four turnovers in the opener against N.C. State. “It was a big emphasis,” said junior defensive back Byron Moore. “Ever since the new defensive staff got here, they said it was going to be aggressive and attack the quarterback and try to get turnovers. We felt like we established that in the first game and we were proud of that.” Another defensive issue last season was missed tackles, and it became a focus for the defensive staff this offseason. The work on tackling in the off-season paid off in the season opener. “I thought we tackled very well,” head coach Derek Dooley said. “We had a lot of good space tackles where those guys could have made some plays. There were a couple of missed tackles on the shout across, one on the kickoff, but we’ve seen some significant improvement in our tackling.” As the Vols prepare for another game this weekend, the team continues to focus on areas that need to be improved. “Most teams don’t reach or never reach their dreams, and I think one of the main reasons is that they overestimate the event and underestimate the process,” Dooley said. “That is going to be our biggest challenge this next week is not overestimating the event, not patting ourselves on the back and listening to everybody talking about how good we played and not remembering why we had success which is the process these guys have been going through the last eight months.”
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Linebacker A.J. Johnson tackles a ball carrier during the Kentucky game on Nov. 26, 2011.
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Cameron Hall, freshman with Kinesiology interest, eyes the ball as he dribbles across the Intramural fields on Aug 29.
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