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GSS pivotal in graduate affairs Hodges combined the various funds. “Last year, between our normal budget and additional funds from Dr. Hodges, we were able to award $68,750 to graduate students to facilitate their travel needs,” Sanford said. “What our new budget — $240,000 per academic year — means is that we will be able to award more in one semester this year than we did in all of last year.” These recent changes by administrators put more control in the hands of student leaders. “It means that graduate students themselves will be making all travel award decisions, which gives us a degree of oversight and control with regard to our own research and career needs,” Sanford said. This year’s GSS is also continuing an effort launched last year to introduce a graduate student leave policy, for students who work as university employees. “Unfortunately, leave-of-absence policies that exist for other university employees do not generally apply to us,” Sanford said. Both Brewer and Sanford support a paid-leave plan. “There should be an institutional mechanism in place to protect GSS has developed a strategy to tackle this issue.
The Graduate Student Senate works to improve the lives of a large percentage of UT’s student population, though few students understand its role. This year, GSS president Amanda Sanford is working to change that. “Our overarching goals for the year are...to ensure that graduate student opinions are adequately represented,” Sanford said. “We have several specific policy goals, but as a vision, we merely want to make sure that the 6,000 graduate, law, and veterinary medicine students on this campus know that we exist, and that we exist for them.” Alexandra Brewer, vice president of GSS, stressed the importance of the senate’s visibility. “We want graduate students to know that they are represented on campus,” Brewer said. Senate members meet regularly with UT’s policymakers, making it easier to lobby for change. “Our membership is in a unique position in that we have access to key university administrators, as well as an inside look into policies that directly affect the quality of graduate student life here,” Sanford said. Sanford hopes to reinstate the senate’s membership in the National Association of GraduateProfessional Students, a small step that could
bring a large pay-off. “GSS simply needs to complete the registration forms and pay the organization’s annual dues,” Sanford said. “The fee is $500, and this once-yearly payment covers the membership cost for all 6,000 graduate and professional students at UT. GSS does not have a budget that is independent from the general budget of SGA, so ideally our registration fee will come from this fund. We simply need the signature of Student Body President Adam Roddy to collect the $500.” Along with improved access to NEA and NSF research funding, this membership could improve
the quality of student life. “Students without health insurance waivers can receive discounts on health insurance...The benefits are often more extensive than many university-offered packages as well, including coverage for domestic partners as eligible dependents, guarantees of maternity coverage, and coverage for pre-existing conditions,” Sanford said. The GSS is also responsible for allocating travel funding for graduate students who attend conferences and present research. This process has recently been streamlined, after Provost Susan Martin and Vice Provost Carolyn R.
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John Dorris, junior in materials science, practices for the club tennis team on Sept. 4..
UT to open second Chick-fil-A Justin Joo Staff Writer The new dining site that will replace the IHOP Express in PCB has finally been revealed to be a new Chick-fil-A. For the past few months, students walking into the PCB could see that what had once been an IHOP Express had suddenly become a blocked off mystery. A sign proclaimed that a new dining site was being constructed, but there was no mention of what the new restaurant would be. But now, UT Dining Services have put out advertisements indicating that it will be a new Chick-fil-A restaurant.
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Matthew Perry, marketing coordinator for UT Dining Services, said that the change from an IHOP to a Chick-fil-A was completely driven by student opinion. “When we look at putting in new dining locations and changing things, we ask for student input every year,” Perry said. “And what we found from last spring was that IHOP wasn’t as popular as we anticipated when it first opened.” Mary Patterson, marketing director for UT Dining Services, explained that part of IHOP’s lack of success was due to the PCB Café being located just upstairs and cutting into the demand for breakfast food that would have otherwise gone to IHOP. “(PCB Café) has a full breakfast
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buffet,” Patterson said. “So morning and afternoon, IHOP really didn’t do any difference at all. It was mostly late night.” Both Perry and Patterson explained that the feedback from students indicated that another Chick-filA was in demand, saying that students liked Chick-fil-A “unanimously.” The other Chick-fil-A located in the University Center will remain open and will be unaffected by the new one. The purpose of having two Chick-filAs is to accommodate student demand, and also to reconcile with the UC Chick-fil-A having to close at the same time as the UC, which is usually no later than 8 p.m. See CHICK-FIL-A on Page 3
Until 5:00 p.m. on September 7th, Student Services, a branch of UT’s Student Government Association (SGA), will be accepting applications for seven different committees: Academic Affairs, Diversity Affairs, Environment and Sustainability, Government Affairs, Technology Services, Traditions, and Volunteer Life. Students tend to scoff at the efforts of the SGA, as evidenced by last year’s election. FUEL won with Adam Roddy, current SGA president, receiving just over 8 percent of student support. Cassandra Marin, senior in microbiology, does not think SGA has accomplished much in years past and is skeptical of the promises made by student government bodies. “Actions speak louder than words,” Marin said. The current Student Services Director, Taelor Olive, hopes to change the minds of those skeptic about SGA’s relevancy, pointing to actions that have originated from UT’s student government. Anyone who attends summer school has the Government Affairs committee to thank for now being able to apply the HOPE scholarship to those classes. Olive described the committee as a liaison between UT’s campus and the state government. The committee takes an annual trip to Nashville to meet with representatives and to represent issues related to UT. “In the past they assisted
with having a letter-writing campaign that advocated for having money during the summer... using your HOPE scholarship during the summer,” Olive said. “We all know now that actually went through.” The other committees are just as active: Technology Services is working in conjunction with other bodies on a UT app, and Volunteer Life has been busy organizing activities to welcome new students. Despite all these things, Olive does admit weaknesses exist in student government in past years, as well as student apathy. However, she says she noticed more students voicing concerns when she ran for office last spring and that Student Services is focused on advocating for issues along with sponsoring events now. With changes in the program come changes in the application process. An interview stage has been added to get the people that are truly interested and less people that are trying to get a resume booster. Olive is looking for people that have a really strong passion for the university, a strong passion for change, have really great ideas and are creative. Dedication ranks highly on her list of qualifying traits as well. “I really want people to get involved and do their part with the committees,” Olive said. “I want to come up with new ideas and make this the best year ever for Student Services.” Traditionally, Student Services receives about 200 applications for their seven committees. Once accepted, members meet every other week on Tuesdays or Sundays, depending on the committee.
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Ashton Ludden, graduate student in printmaking; and Victoria Buck, graduate student in ceramics, look through the cut out holes of a sculpture during an MFA show on Aug. 24.
LettersEditor to the
To the Editor, I am writing in response to Emily DeLanzo’s piece titled “Porn, comic books ruin relationships.” The title caught my eye. I was hoping for an academic analysis of how porn and comic books ruin relationships — one with data and expert opinions and evidence of some sort of causal relationship between porn/comics and failed relationships. My hopes for this were vanquished with the line, “Maybe I’m old-fashioned.” I am optimistic, however, and swiftly switched my hopes and adopted a desire for a personal narrative or unique perspective. I was again disappointed. What I received instead was a message that was pure in motive but poor in construction and, in my opinion, incomplete and naive — at least to me. First let me state that I agree that pornography and comics(?) can distort the image of woman, both physically and emotionally, and there is a need for conversation regarding the effects of media on our sexual misconceptions, which I think we can all agree exist. Second let me state that the author leaves out the question of the ethicality (if that’s even a word) of porn — whether it is in itself “okay” regardless of whether one likes it or not — and I intend to ignore this question as well.
Having said that, I feel that the author unfairly leaves out many dissenting opinions. For example, she states, “I don’t see the allure of meaningless sex, captured on camera.” I feel like this implies that all sexual interaction filmed or photographed for porn is meaningless. I do not believe this to be true. There are many examples of couples that have meaningful, substantial sex on camera. Most do it because they find the experience more gratifying. One example is Ned and Maggie Mayhem. Both focus on careers outside porn. Maggie spends a significant amount of time speaking on issues of consent and commitment, and Ned is a nuclear physicist. They are a couple who have consensual, loving sex, but they happen to do it on camera. The author claims that “sex is not something to be captured on film for the viewing enjoyment of thousands — at least to me.” While I must thank the author for adding the “at least to me,” I have to ask the author what her decisions about what sex is and is not is based. It appears that the author is forgetting that not everyone sees sex in the same light as her. Sometimes we like to base our discussion about sex solely around heterosexual, monogamous relationships in which one of the main goals in procreation. This is simply not the case, and it never has been. Sex has never really meant this to the human race, and it is time that we begin discussing these issues with a broadened perspective. “Porn isn’t the only outside influence to change a man’s perception of women.” When I first read this, I became very excited; I thought the author was about to divert into a discussion about the larger sociocultural context in which we view sexuality and, specifically, women’s body image. I was once again disappointed. Instead I got comics. I never liked comics; I always found my hard-boiled fiction in the form of novels. And besides, I never really liked Wonder Woman; her luscious figure and bodacious curves have never really done it for me. But I digress. One cannot blame porn and comics for ruining body image. One can easily make a connection between porn/comics and the distortion of body image, but the true cause is more fundamental. The problem lies in the male domination of sexuality and sexual expression mixed with the submission of women (and less dominate men) in their accepting of the prescribed standards for body image (I’ve oversimplified, I am aware). Porn does not shape these images; it adopts them. It must if it wants to survive as a business, and it has become a machine that facilitates the spreading of these views. It is not the source. I want to lastly address the author’s claim that “Porn and comic books have done to men what romantic comedies like ‘The Notebook’ have done to women. Women have many equally unrealistic views. The only difference is that women focus on outrageous, emotional connections that men just aren’t capable of, where men focus on the physical aspects of sex.” When I read this, I first asked myself, “Was that a joke?!” After a few minutes of internal debate, I ultimately concluded that it was not, so I have decided to treat it as such. The shortcomings of the rest of her article can be dismissed as a lack of diligence — most claims weren't inherently wrong, just incomplete. But this claim is just wrong. Women can and often do adopt unrealistic views of men in regards to emotional expectations, but this claim implies that women are dismissed from question of body image expectations in men (or women, if you’re into that) and men are dismissed from having unrealistic emotional expectations. The truth is that men can and do have unrealistic, socioculturally-constructed expectations regarding the emotional commitment of their partners in a relationship. There is another truth that women have been provided with unrealistic physical standards for men. Think of the man who expects his wife to be blindly obedient or the women who refuses to talk to man because she has heard that he has a small penis. The notion that men or women are excused from any item in this set of issues is naive and wrong. To be honest, I don’t really care about porn or comics. What I do care about is a more pressing issue: there is a severe lack of open-dialogue dealing with issues of sexuality and gender. Our overall silence on these issues is what allows the distortion of body image; it’s what allows someone like this author to think that gender is so binary and separating within the human experience. And while I must thank the author for having the audacity to address an uncomfortable topic, I must encourage her and others to (re)examine their own views and others’ in order to try to come to a better understanding of themselves and the people around them. Jacob Clark Junior College Scholars firstname.lastname@example.org
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CAMPUS NEWS GSS continued from Page 1 “Ultimately, we hope to have a three-prong policy to present to the administration this year,” Sanford said. “We would like, first, to see a guarantee of re-entry for graduate students who need to step away from their programs for family-related or medical issues. Second, we would like the policy to allow graduate students the option to freeze their funding status during their absence. The third pillar — and the one that will be the most difficult to approve — deals with graduate student insurance. Funded graduate students also receive insurance waivers as part of our stipend packages, and of course, insurance is most critical during leaves of absence for family or medical reasons.” graduate students who need to take time off to recuperate from illness, take maternity leave, or care for aging family members,” Brewer said. “Graduate students should not lose their funding and placement in a program due to these unforeseeable circumstances.” Guaranteeing access to insurance during leave will be more difficult to negotiate. “We can imagine that the Graduate School is going to be reluctant to guarantee the continuation of insurance benefits during leave, especially if funding is frozen during
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that time,” Sanford said. “Even though we might implement a guarantee of program reentry, there is no guarantee that the student will, in fact, re-enter. This would amount to the Graduate School covering insurance premiums for a non-student, and entitling them to the benefits of a graduate assistant post without requiring them to perform the work. We fully understand the gravity of the issue for university administrators who would have to bear the cost of this policy, and are in no way suggesting graduate students be given a carte blanche with regard to leave.” With important issues slated for discussion this year, Sanford encourages other graduate students to get involved. “Graduate students who would like to get involved with GSS are welcome to contact me at email@example.com,” Sanford said. “I have a variety of appointments left to make to university committees on which graduate students are entitled representation.” Students are encouraged to participate in the programming as well. “We welcome students’ support and participation in the Love Your Libraries 5k, which will take place on Mar. 2, 2013,” Brewer said. Graduate students wishing to apply for travel assistance should submit their applications by Monday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m.
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The new Chick-fil-A will be open until 1 a.m., Monday through Friday. It will close at midnight on Saturdays in order to honor Chick-fil-A’s policy of not being open on Sundays. It will accept Dining Dollars and will accept Meal Equivalency, but only at dinner. Another difference between the two Chick-fil-As is that the new restaurant will be a fullservice brand, as opposed to the “express” Chick-fil-A in the UC. Students will be able to place an order directly at the cash register and have their meal cooked to order instead of picking up precooked items.
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Runners participate in the Love your Libraries 5K Race on March 3. The 5K, sponsored by the Graduate Student Senate, benefits the UT Libraries to help purchase critical items for student success.
Patterson is hoping that the construction at PCB, which has expanded upstairs to the PCB Café for ventilation work, will be done by the first week of October, and possibly even sooner. The reason for boarding up the construction site is simply to contain all of the dust and metal shards and to keep the renovation f r o m becoming a hazard to the students. “It’s completely gutted,” Patterson s a i d . “When you switch from one brand to another, you pretty much follow the specs of the brand. We had to buy all of the equipment that fits into Chick-fil-A’s specifica-
tions. It’s the fryer, the hoods, everything. The machine that breads the product, the milkshake machine. It’s converting one from the other.” Dining Services is also not too concerned about the recent controversy that surrounded Chick-fil-A and its stance on same-sex marriage. “When we’ve talked to students, like during orientation, their response has always been that they’re really excited for Chick-fil-A. … The positive reaction from the students overwhelmed all of that.” Patterson and Perry acknowledged that there were some petitions, specifically one from Change.org, where people expressed a negative reaction to the university having a Chick-fil-A. However, Patterson estimated that only 150 people had signed that petition. “No matter what brand it is, (it) will have positive or negative opinions from customers,” said Perry. “So our focus with Chick-fil-A is that we saw the demand. We saw that students love Chick-fil-A — they love their food.”
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America faces weight problem Emily DeLanzo Managing Editor The largest problem Americans are currently facing isn’t our growing deficit or our lacking education systems; it’s our waistlines. We live our lives with this “If I can afford it, I deserve it” mentality specific to Americans. Being fat proves you’re wealthy enough to consume more than a third world nation by yourself but cheap enough to avoid a gym membership. Granted, a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts is considerably cheaper than a personal trainer, but that should not stop Americans from pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Americans fall when compared with other developed nations in terms of literacy rates and economic strength, but our nation floats to the top with cellulite. Our current state of 3XL attire worn proudly in the form of American Flag shirts is in dire need of a diet to protect our current society and future generations. An even larger problem than fat adults is that these Americans are spreading their eating habits to their offspring. Feeding your children out of fast food bags and grocery store checkout line merchandise is child abuse. Your three-year-old will never develop a taste for carrots and celery if you constantly force-feed them high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oil. Parents that feed children purely out of convenience doom
their child to a life of diabetes and weight problems. This century has improved our food preservation methods but increased rates of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Our society is buckling at the knees under the pressure of health risks. To keep happy and healthy, drastic changes need to occur in the home and school, instilling proper eating habits and exercise routines. I may be no pinnacle for healthy living, but for God’s sake, eat a carrot. Deep Fried Oreos 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying 1 large egg 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 cup pancake mix 1 (18 ounce) package of Oreos 1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees. 2. Whisk together the egg, milk, and 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a bowl until smooth. Stir in the pancake mix until no dry lumps remain. Dip the cookies into the batter one at a time, and carefully place into the hot frying oil. Fry only 4 or 5 at a time to avoid overcrowding the deep fryer. Cook until the cookies are golden-brown, about 2 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate before serving. — Emily DeLanzo is a senior in environmental studies. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow her on twitter at @EmilyDeLanzo.
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Greg Bearringer I have been trying to figure out what people mean when they say I don’t ‘know’ Mitt Romney. Of course, on one hand, I don’t know him. I highly doubt I will ever meet him, and if I ever do I doubt I will be able to walk away saying ‘Man, that Mitt guy is a hoot’ or anything. I am not trying to say that I couldn’t get along with him — I mean, just because he’s a rich white dude doesn’t mean he can’t carry a conversation — but quite simply he is completely out of touch with me. Seriously, I don’t have any way of getting in contact with him and even if I could I doubt I’d be able to talk him into a weekend vacation to a cabin with the family and the dog and really ‘get to know’ him. On the other hand, I know a lot about Mitt Romney. I know that he was on a Mormon mission in France (so I know he speaks French and is a Mormon), I know that he has a law degree from Harvard, I know that he was an investment consultant at Bain Capital. I know he was born in Michigan and was the Governor of Massachusetts. I know he has a kid named Taggart — or, at least he’s called that. All of that was off the top of my head. In other words, I know Mitt Romeny about as well as I know the professors I had in my freshman classes in undergrad. I know what he was ‘doing’ for roughly, oh, about 40 of his 65 years. In fact, the only real gap was what he was doing until he was about 20, and also what he did between his concession to John McCain and when he began revving up his
campaign engine once again. It is probably fair to say that I know slightly less about Mitt than I did about, say, John McCain or Barack Obama or George W. Bush or Al Gore. But it’s not like I ‘know’ them any more than they want me to. The ultimate ‘man of the people’ elected to the White House, Andrew Jackson, was not known much better to the vast majority of the people who called him ‘president.’ Even if you argue that Jackson was ‘known’ by his contemporaries much better than we know our politicians today, they were playing a different game back then. I mean, Jackson fought in duels. On the steps of our own state capitol in Nashville. And killed a guy. And, yes, I believe that, because it’s kind of awesome and scary and awesome all at once. The point of this isn’t to say that Mitt Romney is a swell guy, or that he’s an out of touch guy, or that I want to know Mitt Romney better. What I am saying is that people who are asking themselves this question aren’t really after that information. I don’t actually believe that people are clamoring to know Mitt Romney; given all available evidence, he’s probably a boring guy. What they are really saying is that Romney doesn’t have any ‘real’ experiences, that he can’t understand urban poverty or what it’s like to not have insurance. These are fine critiques if these things matter to you — I’m sure his supporters don’t care and his detractors think they are a key qualification. Just be careful as you listen to what people are worrying about in reference to the candidate. I think they are as telling as the answers. — Greg Bearringer is a graduate student in Medieval Studies. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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At the end of last semester, someone who was coordinating the group at UT helping with Barack Obama’s reelection campaign came up to me and asked if I would like to help. My first reaction was an excited, “Yes, of course!” I’ve supported Obama since way back in the first Democratic primary, when he was competing for the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election. I was overjoyed when he won, thinking of how, under Bush, my dad had been laid off and how there was so much death and so many lies on the news. I thought maybe Obama would change all that. But then flash-forward to 2012 when I, now at an eligible age to vote, am being asked to actively help reelect this politician who was my symbol for “hope” and “change” for so long. But immediately after my initial reaction of “Yes of course!” I thought, “Wait … I can’t do this.” There are too many things Obama has done horribly and morally wrong for me to be able to go out there and say, “You should definitely vote for Barack Obama.” I have loved a lot of things Obama has done. He has supported equal pay for women, expanded the protection of hate crime laws for LGBT and disabled people, and he has made fantastic first steps in reforming the health care system. But there are too many things Obama has compromised on, done in secret, or forced on people. It took him way too long to repeal “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” He didn’t come out in support of gay marriage quickly enough, and still today he says he supports it, but is making no movements toward making it a legal right in every state. He signed the National Defense Authorization
Act, which affirms the executive branch’s power to indefinitely detain anybody suspected to be a danger to the US, including its own citizens. He also signed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act, which allows the government to make protesting illegal anywhere as long as they place some Secret Service members in the general vicinity. But worst of all are these drone attacks in the Middle East. As a candidate, Obama promised to bring accountability and proper oversight to counter-terrorism efforts. He said that “justice is not arbitrary,” and that laws must be followed when interacting with nations overseas. But these drone attacks have arbitrarily killed thousands of people. And even worse, in order to alter their citizen casualty statistics, Obama’s administration has changed the definition of “citizen.” These drone wars alone have killed more people than the number that died on 9/11. I’m sure he has some sort of reasoning, but I can’t understand how anything could ever make this okay. It makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about Obama’s disregard for human life when that life is Muslim and out of our direct view. How can I bring myself to vote for a man who has murdered thousands? But I look at the other option in this election, and it becomes easier to cast my vote. Romney and the Republicans have tried to turn Obama into some domestic terrorist with a radical agenda. They have tapped into people’s deepseeded racism, making claims that he’s not from here, that he’s not one of us. Romney lauds freedom except when it comes to a woman’s body or a man’s right to love whomever. Romney treats foreign people and large swaths of American citizens as radical traitors to the American ideal. At least Obama only treats some foreign people like that. Ugh. This isn’t how democracy is supposed to be. This shouldn’t be a choice between bad and worse. — Lindsay Lee is a junior in mathematics. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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Knoxville to receive fashion upgrade Taylor Presley Contributor Knoxville fashion enthusiasts will soon be able to expand their shopping options. Scheduled to open in the spring, the contemporaryvintage blend store will offer Knoxville a variety of merchandise including hipster clothing, furniture, gifts and electronics. The store will be built at the Arnstein Building at 501 Market St. downtown, courtesy of a $250,000 Urban Development Action Grant, which stems from a federal program managed by the city. City Council and building developers said the store will add to downtown’s profitability, broaden the scope of Market Square’s bars and restaurants to include a higher volume of retail, and have an ideal target market. “I think it’s great. I know a lot of smaller businesses are arguing that a local restaurant could do just as well, but I disagree with that,” Jennifer Kyles, freshman in English, said. “I think bringing in a large, popular retailer can add in terms of the Market Square and downtown area for businesses. It will be a nice change from only the smaller boutiques in the area.” The Philadelphia-based store targets the 18 to 30-yearold market, with its parent company owning other popuFile Photo • The Daily Beacon lar clothing stores including Anthropologie, Free People, People browse a pop-up Urban Outfitters store on Oct. 23, 2011. A grant has been approved for an Urban and BHLDN, a well-known line of bridal wear. Outfitters location to be built in downtown Knoxville. Shelby Smith, junior in hotel, restaurant and tourism, thinks smaller businesses could benefit from the new with the city’s decision, saying that the money should be that the city of Knoxville knows Urban Outfitters is a used to benefit current business owners rather than good investment makes me excited to be here.” store. Shopping at the West Town Mall has been an ideal “Since my major, HRT, encompasses studying the ins changing the current downtown dynamic. The new home for the store will offer two floors and location for many UT students in years past, but Jessica and outs of retail business, I think the smaller boutiques should be glad to have the publicity that Urban Outfitters will welcome 56 new employees, including management, Hill, senior in communication, said Knoxville needs a change from the premier shopping location. will bring them,” Smith said. “It will bring people to that part-time and seasonal employees. Deanna Plewa, junior in kinesiology, said the store is “I am honestly surprised it took Knoxville this long to area of town and, in turn, create more business and cusget (an Urban Outfitters),” Hill said. “Knoxville as a city tomers for the boutiques than they probably already had.” a favorite shopping destination when traveling. “Personally, every time I go to a large city, Chicago, is on the scruffy side when it comes to style, and I think Controversy surrounds the store’s $250,000 grant, however. Boutique clothing store and restaurant owners D.C., or New York, I go to Urban Outfitters,” Plewa said. Urban Outfitters fits our style. It’s also nice to have an in Market Square are less than pleased with the addition. “It’s just something I don’t pass up. I love the store, I love alternative to Forever 21 when it comes to shopping for Some blog posts suggest an overwhelming dissatisfaction the clothes, and I love that they have a cool staff. The fact young adult clothing.”
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Early success bolsters expectations for season James Hunter Contributor In 1998, Tennessee was the best team in college football. Fourteen years, four losing seasons, three head coaches and sixty-two losses later, the fan base of the once-nationally prominent program finds itself cheering for a team that has not been ranked since September 1, 2008. Attendance has waned over the past several years, with the average falling below 100,000 in 2009 and not passing that benchmark since then. While declining attendance numbers can in part be attributed to a reduction of the capacity of Neyland Stadium, some of it is derived from fans simply not filling seats. In the grand scheme of things, however, these declines in attendance are in terms of single digit percentage points, and most fans verify that while they are weary of the team’s recent struggles, they are faithful to their team and hopeful that UT make a turnaround. It appears this trend has carried into 2012. Despite last year’s disappointing season, the Tennessee faithful remain optimistic, albeit realistic, about their hopes for the Vols’ 2012 season. John Cortese, undecided freshman, assessed the whole season. “I think at worst UT will go 6-6 this year; how-
ever, I think they are capable of going 9-3 and going to a bowl game,” Cortese said. “I’m open to being pleasantly surprised against Alabama, though my hopes are kind of thin… I think South Carolina will be our toughest SEC opponent next to Alabama.” His views on Alabama echo a common theme among the fans — an exceedingly thin hope of beating, or in some cases even competing with, the Crimson Tide. John Pickering, undecided freshman, first said he hoped to win a national championship, but he soon downgraded to a more attainable hope of having no injuries and beating Florida. “Last year, injuries killed us,” he explained. “If we can stay healthy this year we’ll do a lot better.” The most notable injuries of last season were quarterback Tyler Bray’s broken thumb in the Georgia game, which knocked him out of play for 5 games, and wide receiver Justin Hunter’s torn ACL in the Florida game, which ended his season. On the defensive side of the ball, the Vols lost safety Brent Brewer to a season-ending ACL injury. There is no doubt these losses had a detrimental impact on Tennessee’s thin depth chart last year, and comparable injuries this year would have a similar, but hopefully less severe, impact. See STANDS on Page 8
‘Tiny’ brings much to the team Luke Tamburin Contributor Sophomore Antonio Richardson’s nickname may be “Tiny,” but the 6-foot6-inch, 332 pound mammoth left tackle is determined to make an enormous impact on the field this season. Richardson started his first game against the N.C. State Wolfpack on Friday in the Georgia Dome with some butterflies in his stomach. It was obvious to Richardson’s teammates and coaches that he couldn’t wait to finally get on the field for the season opener. “He jumped offsides on the first play of the game,” said head coach Derek Dooley. “We had a bet that he would mess up on the first snap. Nobody bet on Tiny not jumping offside.” Richardson’s teammate, left guard Dallas Thomas, also noticed the pregame jitters. “We have to work with him on staying calm for a big game,” said Thomas. “Once he got the first game jitters out, he played really well.” Richardson said that his mind was a blur when he first got onto the field. “I couldn’t hear anything, and I was a little jittery,” Richardson said. After earning the starting spot at left tackle as a sophomore, Richardson still feels as though he has a lot to prove. “I was ready to show everyone that I can play on the Division-1 level,” Richardson said. Richardson is always focused on developing himself into the best player that he can be. He has improved with the help of two of his teammates, seniors Dallas Thomas and Carson Anderson. Richardson said that Anderson and Thomas have been huge factors in developing his mental aspect of the game. “Tiny” is the second largest player on the team, behind junior nose tackle Daniel McCullers (377 pounds). Richardson admits that McCullers can eat much more than he can. “I’m in the top five on the team when it comes to eating, not top three,” he said.
One might wonder how a guy that big could get the nickname “Tiny”. Richardson said he started being called “Tiny” when he went to Ensworth High School in Nashville. “I’ve never been tiny,” Richardson said. “Ever since I was in preschool, I’ve always been the biggest kid in my class.” The Vols expect to use Richardson’s size as an asset this season, and he made an immediate impact during the N.C. State game. The Vols averaged just over 90 rushing yards per game in the 2011 season. They more than doubled that amount Friday against a worthy opponent in N.C. State, gaining 191 yards on the ground. Even though the Vols got a great win on Friday, Tiny knows that there is still room for improvement. “When you get a big win, and see the corrections you can make, it lets you know how much better you can be, and that’s exciting,” said Richardson. “The fact that we can get 100 times better is really scary.”
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Women’s soccer player shines Anthony Elias Staff Writer For Tennessee women’s soccer, Caroline Brown, the Hershey, Penn. native can lead the team in minutes played (363), assists (4), points (8) and shots (16). The 5-9 junior can also be a key factor in deciding UT’s early season fate as her monumental game-winning goal against William and Mary in double-overtime earned her MVP honors on the First Tennessee Lady Vol Classic All-Tournament Team. “I think Caroline might be one of the most complete players I’ve had the fortune of coaching,” UT head coach Brian Pensky said. “Caroline has good speed, but her speed’s not special. If her speed was special, then she would be off the charts. She’d probably be one of the best players in the country. But again, the combination of just being a complete player — her intelligence, her first touch, her passing ability, her ability to create shots by herself (and) her percentage. She’s not the kind of kid that takes 10 to 15 chances to get one goal.” Brown’s life off the field also reflects the fact that her likes, loves and passions all share one common trend: she loves sports. Outside of her passion for soccer, Brown enjoys watching football and playing basketball. The sports management major said she sees her college studies landing her a job in the sport that she loves. “Firstly I enjoy soccer and I know most about so it’d probably be a good fit for me, but I also enjoy watching other sports as well.” While she plays on a European football field, Brown’s favorite athlete played on the American football field here at UT. “Peyton Manning is my favorite professional athlete,” Brown said. “I grew up watching him play football here and I just really enjoy watching him (and seeing) how he takes control of the
See STANDS on Page 7 Tennessee already began the season having to replace starter and pre-season All-SEC wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers, who was suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. Highly-rated junior college transfer Cordarrelle Patterson posted an impressive 165 total yards and two touchdowns in Tennessee’s victory over N.C. State on Friday, hinting that he may be able to fill Rogers’ place. The fans already seem to love Patterson. “I definitely think C.P. can replace Da’Rick Rogers,” said John Pickering. “Even based on just the first game we saw him blow right past ‘All-American Amerson’.” The wide receiver tandem of Patterson and Justin Hunter have got fans even more excited. “Having Justin Hunter,” Pickering explained, “means that Hunter and Patterson will be able to take the heat off each other, and whoever is more open will be able to make something happen.” Evan Eisenbeis, freshman with pre-professional interests, was less optimistic about UT’s upcoming season. “I hope they win, but based on last year, I’m not very hopeful,” Eisenbeis said. UT went 5-7 last year, ending the season with a loss to
game. He knows it so well.” Speed and game control are what link Manning and Brown together, even if she feels something is off in her game. “She’s probably (upset) right now the way she thinks two goals in four games,” the first-year coach said. “That’s just kind of the pressure she puts on herself and the kinds of successes she wants to have, but I believe she also has four assists, so I think, in terms of an all-around total player, certainly.” In fact, the Hershey High School career goal record-holder (93) could’ve been a Lady Terrapin, had she not already decided to become a Lady Vol. “I mean I tried recruiting her to Maryland three years ago, four years ago, whenever that was,” Pensky said. “She was coming out of high school in Pennsylvania, but her mind was made up with her family history here at Tennessee. We just didn’t stand a chance at Maryland.” Brown’s grandfather, father and mother have all earned degrees from the University of Tennessee while her brother, Jonathan, is currently a senior on campus. The 2010 Soccer America Coach may not have successfully persuaded Brown to go to Maryland, but he was still fortunate to see the newest Lady Vol’s on-field performance when the two schools faced off in 2010. Despite Maryland winning the game 3-1, Pensky remembered Brown for being aggravatingly aggressive on the attack. “I remember, honestly, her and Tori (Bailey) in that game,” the former Terps coach said. “They were both very good. I think Tori started and Caroline came off the bench and played in the middle for them as kind of an attacking center/midfielder in a 43-3. She’s picking up balls in midfield and running right at us and running at our backline and gave us fits. She’s a handful.” Since the season began, Brown’s all-around game, along with Francis Glynn • The Daily Beacon stellar defense and goal-minding, has allowed even the UT midCaroline Brown runs past a Texas A&M player on Aug fielder to outscore UT’s first five opponents 2-1. 28, 2011.
Kentucky that Derek Dooley described as a “real bad ending to a real bad season.” This has left a sour taste in the mouths of fans, who hope for improvement, but may be too frustrated to expect it. “My hope for this year is that Tyler Bray develops into the quarterback that everyone says he is,” said Thad Cole, senior in nuclear engineering. Bray, highly touted by many, has still never started a full season at UT, nor beaten a reputable SEC opponent. He has proven that he can put up astounding numbers against unranked teams, but this year he has a chance to prove to the fans and to the world that he can grind out close ones with the giants of college football. Bray had a good start last Friday, throwing 333 yards against an N.C. State team that had among its impressive secondary the pre-season All-American corner David Amerson. The Vols’ victory against N.C. State — their first in the Georgia Dome since 1998 — has electrified an optimistic fan base, and the fans hope this optimism will be built upon by the team. “With a win in the opener vs. N.C. State,” Cortese said, “I think they will have enough momentum and confidence going forward that they will beat Florida for the first time
in 8 years.” Cortese pinpoints what seems to be a common hope for fans — a long awaited victory over Florida. Florida is coming off of a rocky 7-6 season under new coach Will Muschamp, and his team was given a serious scare from Bowling Green in their season opener. They led the MAC lightweight by only three at the end of the third quarter, and had Bowling Green made two missed field goals, Florida would have gone into the fourth quarter down by three instead of up by three. The Gators were penalized 14 times for 106 yards, and they allowed Bowling Green to rack up 22 first downs and 337 yards on the Gators’ home field. Bowling Green had two drives that yielded touchdowns and two that yielded missed field goals. The Gators will visit Knoxville on September 15, and Neyland Stadium will likely have a feeling of optimism that hasn’t been seen for quite some time. It has been eight years since UT last beat Florida, who boasts two national championships and a Heisman trophy winner in that seven-season span. “I hope we finally beat Florida because we haven’t beaten them while I’ve been here,” said Cole.