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College of Business searches for new dean David Cobb Assistant News Editor UT’s campus is not the only aspect of the school under renovation. The College of Business Administration will be getting a makeover too, as it seeks to replace retiring Dean Jan Williams. The school is home to 7,500 of UT’s undergraduate students and is ranked by U.S. News as the No. 27 business school nationally among top-tier public universities. Rob Graham, sophomore in finance, hopes that a suitable replacement can be found for Williams, who has served in the role since 2001. “Everyone in the business school respects him,” Graham said of Williams. “I met him and his wife at a GLS event and they were just super polite people. He’s definitely a servant leader, I feel like, in the college. A lot of the success coming from the college can be attributed to the leadership he provides.” Graham said he hopes the new Dean will have similar leadership qualities as Williams. Three candidates visited the UT campus this week, speaking at open forums in the Haslam Business Building. Another candidate spoke at a forum in the spring, and the final candidate will speak next week. Kenneth Evans is currently the Dean of the Michael F. Price Business School at the University of Oklahoma. He spoke Monday about what caused him to consider the position, despite already being a dean at a major university. “I’ve been watching what your chancellor (Jimmy Cheek) has been doing,” Evans said.

“He gets on a lot of people’s radar screens. He’s a busy guy and he’s had a lot of positive impact on this institution, so that is appealing.” Evans credited UT with being open to an array of business platforms, an aspect he said is a necessity to thrive in today’s educational market. “Without a diversified business portfolio, it’s just impossible to be able to succeed,” Evans said. “I’m trying to do it at (Oklahoma), but it’s going to take a long time to get anywhere close to where you guys are.” The search committee is being led by Engineering Dean Wayne Davis and features nine other members, most of whom have direct affiliations with the College of Business Administration. Davis said that his committee will complete its interviews by next week and submit recommendations of acceptable candidates to Provost Susan Martin. The final open forum will be held Tuesday in room 402 of The Haslam Business Building at 3:30 p.m. when Stephen Magnum, the Senior Associate Dean of the Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State, addresses students and faculty in attendance. Students will be able to ask questions. Graham already knows what he’s looking for in a new dean. “Someone that understands the importance of the college of business,” Graham said. “Someone that will put in as much work as Dr. Williams, someone (who is) as approachable as Dr. Williams. “There’s a difference between being an administrator and a leader.”

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PR students attend panel Victoria Wright Arts and Culture Editor The semester may have just begun, but public relation industry hopefuls are already preparing to land that coveted first job or internship. The UT chapter of the Public Relations Students Society of America, or PRSSA, held a young professionals panel Thursday in the Scripps Convergence Lab where students had an opportunity to speak to industry professionals, most of whom were UT alumni. “What we were wanting to do was connect PRSSA members with industry professionals in our area,” Cassidy Duckett, PRSSA president and senior in art history, said. “Usually professionals who have gone to UT have gone through this program and are now successful out in the field. I know that transition is a scary period between college and the professional world, so we want to kind of make that a little easier.” Panelists included Taylor Griffin, public relations and social media specialist for The Tombras Group; Amanda Shell,

account executive for Moxley Carmichael; Christie Elwin, project manager for UT’s Communication and Marketing Department, Tyler Lewelling, project assistant for Piper Communications; and Chris Martin, public relations coordinator for Fletcher PR. The event began with Duckett asking the panelists to name the most influential lessons regarding PR in college. Many panelists listed networking while in school as a top priority. “That’s how everyone I know has gotten a job,” Griffin said. “Take every opportunity you can to network.” With many of the students in attendance being current seniors, most questions were focused on how to appear attractive to potential employers. Many students wanted to land jobs in major cities, such as New York and Boston, which panelists noted would take ambition and patience. But even if a full-time job doesn’t fall into students’ laps upon graduation, panelists said students should be open to internships, even if they are unpaid. Between applying for jobs and internships, panelists noted one factor that will help make the process easier. “Find a mentor,” Lewelling said. “Find someone that you think you can trust in the field.”

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Lecture held on post-9/11 policy Jan Urbano Contributor As unpredictable events and international crises occur around the world, such as the turmoil in the Middle East and the conflicts over disputed ownership of islands in Asia, it is essential for a country, especially one as wide-reaching in influence as the United States, to have an established set of foreign policies. This allows a nation to confront and solve problems in the global community. On Tuesday night, Dr. Brandon Prins hosted a presentation in the Toyota Auditorium about U.S. foreign policy and how it has changed since the events of 9/11, as well as the policies of President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. His presentation was one of several lectures that are a part of foreign policy week at UT. An Associate Professor for five years in the Department of Political Science at UT, Dr. Prins’ areas of expertise include International Relations, Foreign Policy, Military Conflict and Global Security. Dr. Prins held the lecture, not just as part of UT’s Foreign Policy Week, but also to help educate students for the upcoming election. “With this lecture, I hope that students become more aware of the driving forces on foreign policy, and make intelligent, independent and rational decisions about who should and should not be president, based on their

own preferences,” Prins said. In his presentation, he first introduced several factors that have influenced U.S. foreign policies in the past, and which still affect policies today. One factor was partisan polarization — the degree of difference in voting between a member of one party and a member of another. “The trend is that partisan polarization has led almost all Republicans to become more conservative, and more Democrats to become more liberal,” Dr. Prins said. “The degree to which their ideologies differ has increased. The result is that it makes it harder for the president to pass legislation that agrees with his party’s policies and his own.” Dr. Prins also outlined several foreign policies of President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. “President Obama follows ‘Liberal Internationalism’, which means he is more likely to intervene in other countries in order to pursue liberal topics, such as human rights and the promotion of democracy, and utilize intergovernmental organizations, such as the United Nations, in order to prevent power struggles between nations,” Prins said. “Mitt Romney, on the other hand, is a ‘realist’, and is much more willing to use military force to defend the U.S., as well as actively seek to stop organizations that could threaten or endanger the United States.” See POLICY on Page 3

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A student gets on The T from the Agricultural Campus on Aug. 30. The renamed “Neyland Express” had a route change after classes started to better accommodate Ag campus students to and from the bus transfer point.

Crime September 4 4:30 p.m. — Two Tennessee football players reported that their UT identification cards were stolen while playing basketball on court “A” at the TRECs on August 28, between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. One complainant also said his UT jacket was stolen. September 5 8:59 p.m. — An officer stopped a car for speeding and then confiscated marijuana from a 19-year-old male at South Carrick Hall. A warning citation was issued. September 6 11:02 p.m. — A UTPD officer was dispatched to 16th Street and White Avenue to assist KPD with an intoxicated person. The subject was an 18-year-old female UT student. She was transported to UTER for further evaluation. She was also issued two citations, one for Public Intoxication and one for Underage Consumption. September 7 11:46 p.m. — Officers were dispatched to the Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Chi houses on Fraternity Park Drive in response to a disturbance and loud party call. Officers issued an ordinance citation for Failure to Obey a Lawful Order to one individual, sev-

Log eral ordinance citations for Underage Possession or Consumption of Alcohol, a misdemeanor citation for Criminal Impersonation, and one individual was arrested for Underage Consumption of Alcohol. September 8 1:57 a.m. — Two officers observed a loud party at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house. Five City of Knoxville underage citations were issued. 5:30 p.m. — A 24-year-old former student was arrested for public intoxication at Neyland Stadium. September 9 1:50 a.m. — Two officers were performing a walkthrough of Fraternity Park. While doing the walkthrough they observed a loud party at the Sigma Nu fraternity house. One City of Knoxville Citation for underage consumption was issued, two false identifications were confiscated, and an arrest was made. — Crime logs are compiled from the records of the University of Tennessee and Knoxville Police departments. All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

1968 — Large operation begins in the DMZ The largest sustained operation inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) opens when U.S. and South Vietnamese infantry and armored troops, supported by planes, artillery, and U.S. Navy ships, move two miles into the buffer zone to relieve enemy pressure on Allied bases along the 40-mile stretch of South Vietnam’s northern frontier. The operation was also meant to prevent an anticipated offensive by two North Vietnamese divisions thought to be currently operating within the DMZ. On September 17, an additional 2,000 U.S. Marines were airlifted into the area and B-52 bombers, striking for the first time in a month, hit targets on both sides of the Ben Hai River, part of the demarcation between North and South Vietnam. Ten days later, an additional 4,000 U.S. Marines attacked into the buffer zone in a coordinated pincer movement designed to trap remaining communist forces. 1971 — Attica prison riot ends A four-day riot at Attica Prison comes to a violent end as law enforcement officials open fire, killing 29 inmates and 10 hostages and injuring many more. The

prison insurrection was the bloodiest in U.S. history. On the morning of September 9, 1971, a group of inmates at the Attica Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in western New York, assaulted a prison guard and began rioting. They took prison employees hostage and gained control of portions of the facility. Negotiations between inmates and prison officials followed. The inmates demanded better living conditions at the overcrowded prison, which had been built in the 1930s. At the inmates’ request, a committee of observers that included politicians and journalists was formed to oversee the talks. When negotiations broke down, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller ordered Attica to be taken by force. Rockefeller was planning to run for the Republican presidential nomination and reportedly wanted to combat the perception in some circles that he was soft on crime. On the morning of September 13, tear gas was dropped over the prison and state troopers opened fired on a group of over 1,200 inmates. — This Day in History is courtesy of

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UT among top public schools Staff Report The university has maintained its place among the nation’s top fifty public institutions, according to US News and World Report’s 2013 undergraduate rankings released today. UT ranked 46th among all public universities, and 101st among all national universities, the same as last year. The undergraduate business program’s specialty in supply chain management/logistics is ranked 7th nationally and 5th among public universities, also the same as last year. The overall business program is ranked 27th among public universities, and UT’s undergraduate engineering program is ranked 36th among public universities.

POLICY continued from Page 1 As Dr. Prins explained the inner workings of U.S. foreign policies, graduate student Norris Feeney, also in the Department of Political Science, stood beside him to answer additional questions, and affirmed Dr. Prins’ work in political science. “He is one of the sharpest people in our department, and one of the youngest as well,” Feeney

Last year, UT tied with nine other universities in the rankings. This year, UT tied with four: Iowa State University, the University of California-Riverside, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of Oklahoma. The university keeps close tabs on lists such as US News’ annual rankings as it continues its journey toward being a Top 25 public research university. The Top 25 initiative includes efforts to make strides in recruiting and retaining excellent students, hiring world-class faculty and staff, and strengthening capacity and productivity in research and scholarship. Areas where UT has improved in US News’ ranking criteria since last year include the overall graduation rate, reduced class sizes, more faculty resources and financial resources,

said. “He is an excellent guide as my dissertation professor. He has worked very hard to create a successful relationship between the Baker Center and the Global Security Program, which examines how the political and cultural landscape changes in the U.S. and abroad due to science, technology, and policy.” A student debate about policies between the Obama and Romney Administrations will be held in the UC Shiloh room tonight at 6:30 p.m.

and the percentage of college freshmen who are in the top ten percent of their high school graduating classes. “We are pleased with our ranking,” said Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “We believe we are doing the right things to move our university forward. We have made progress in all the measures we have set for ourselves; moving up in the rankings is a slow process because it’s a very competitive environment.” US News and World Report ranks universities based on academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, student selectivity, resources, and alumni giving. The list includes 281 American colleges and universities offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. For more information on the rankings, visit the US News website at

Donald Asher, an author and speaker on the topics of careers and higher education, gave a lecture at the UC Auditorium on Tuesday outlining the process of graduate school admission. Asher’s overall message was to stay focused during the admissions process. “You’ve got to do everything in your power to be early,” he said. Asher said sending in a unique application is also important. “You want every application to be read as if it is the only one you ever did,” Asher said. “You don’t want it to reek of recycling.” Some students were surprised by the complexity of the admissions process. Ena Robertson, senior in psychology, said that getting into grad school can seem daunting. “When he talked about sending update letters and letters of continued interest to the program, I was surprised,” Robertson said. “I had never thought to do that.” Much of Asher’s lecture focused on customizing an application. “The quickest and easiest way to customize your essay is to include the names of three faculty members that you are well-acquainted with in the first paragraph of the essay,” Asher said. However, name-dropping is not enough. Asher said the best line he had ever read was when an applicant connected previous experience with faculty, per-

sonal interests and their relevance to the program in which the applicant was seeking acceptance. He went on to discuss letters of recommendation. Asher advised auditioning for faculty and providing them with a portfolio. “In your portfolio include a resume, graded papers and labs, transcripts, a description of why the program is a fit for you, and a rough draft of your statement of purpose,” he said. “That’s the stuff that you need to have and faculty want to see.” Asher also focused on funding a graduate education. An assistantship is a waiver of tuition in exchange for a parttime job, and they are not all academic. “A lot of students say that they couldn’t get an assistantship,” he said. “Not true. If you are in grad school, somewhere there is an assistantship for you.” Asher spoke of an applicant who filled out an application for funding and support. The student marked every box on the application in an effort to get funding. “She won a full waiver of tuition worth $70,000,” Asher said, “and two years of support worth $30,000. “My advice to you guys: check those boxes.” The lecture was not entirely business. Mr. Asher gave the audience a few good laughs. “I did interview a guy once who applied to thirty-four medical schools. He’s the guy who talks to a patient with a sore shoulder and says that it could be a hundred and fiftyfive things. Let’s try them all!”

Dear Fans: The University of Tennessee and the University of Florida have a long-standing history of spirited competition within the Southeastern Conference. ESPN agrees, and they have chosen our campus as the site of College GameDay on Saturday! This will be one of the biggest home football games of the season, as fans from across the SEC gather in Knoxville. In order to avoid potential problems and ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend, we want to share a few reminders. • In accordance with increased security efforts at public events, all personal belongings are subject to search upon entry into Neyland Stadium. Items prohibited from the stadium include food and drink containers, coolers, backpacks, etc. • There is zero tolerance for alcohol inside the stadium. Individuals in possession of alcohol, or whose conduct is disorderly, will be ejected from the game. Students from both institutions are also subject to student disciplinary action that could result in the loss of future ticket privileges and/or more serious sanctions • Keep in mind that fans will not be able to re-enter the stadium once they leave the game. • Please be considerate of others when cheering for the Vols. Refrain from standing on the stadium seats. • A strong police presence will be in place on campus and in the Knoxville community this weekend. Law enforcement officials will be stepping up enforcement of open container laws, and units from both the UT Police Department and the Knoxville Police Department will be carefully watching for situations that have the potential to get out of control. • For more information about game day, go to Our schools have a great legacy of success, both on and off the field. With your cooperation and assistance, this weekend will be another proud chapter in this outstanding SEC competition. Be safe, have fun, and show all fans good sportsmanship!

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Avid, rabid fans define football Emily DeLanzo Managing Editor This Saturday, come hell or high water, I will don my finest orange apparel right from my fancy orange skirt down to my underpants, just in case. I have not been this excited for a football game in my entire life. Orange never coursed through my veins before I enrolled at UT. Even on my first day of school, I only owned one orange shirt. By the end of freshman year, orange became a common color in my wardrobe. I found my niche here at school at this newspaper, and in turn took pride in my obnoxious shade of orange. Speaking of obnoxious, living in East Tennessee has shown me both the best and the worst of true Tennessee fans. Before starting school at UT, I was desensitized to rowdy adults in college colors. Both of my parents attended LSU. Being originally from the Deep South, I saw the finer points of drunk, enthusiastic Cajun-influenced cheers. The Volunteers, the Tigers and any other major college football cult have passion that’s hard to rival. Here at UT, I have seen fans far and wide in terms of socioeconomic status and number of teeth, but I have never seen such passion. Students, alumni and faculty members are tied to their Power Ts. Once associated with the University, people discover their love of UT orange. I find that the true die-hard first-time

callers, long-time listeners never attended UT, nor do they have any true ties to this color orange, aside from their home state. Tennesseeans take state pride a step further than your average Southerner. Every resident feels obligated to break out their orange every Saturday. Instead of being avid fans like university employees or students, they turn rabid. Always outspoken and sometimes struggling with conjugation, Tennessee fans will give all for their state, as should you. Enjoy Saturday. Be safe. And most importantly, go Vols. Fried Gator This recipe was courtesy of Paula Deen. 1 pound Louisiana alligator (higher quality) meat, cut into chunks Salt and freshly ground black pepper Flour, for dredging 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup hot sauce 1 bottle store-bought ranch dressing, for dipping Directions: Lightly season gator meat with salt and pepper prior to dredging in flour. Combine buttermilk and hot sauce into one mixture. Dip the gator meat into the buttermilk and hot sauce mixture and dip, once again, in flour. Then place in deep fryer until golden brown, for just a couple of minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve with ranch dressing. — Emily DeLanzo is a senior in environmental studies and can be reached at You can follow her on twitter at @EmilyDeLanzo.



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Letter to the Editor Prior lobbying groups neglected In regards to the article “Student advocacy group lobbies legislature,” the author suggests that this UT Advocacy group is providing something new, a voice for UT students, staff, and faculty at the Capitol. I’d like to set the record straight. There has been a voice for UT staff, faculty and students at the Capitol for well over ten years. United Campus Workers, the staff and faculty union for Higher Ed in Tennessee, and the Progressive Student Alliance have been in Nashville advocating for funding for higher education, fair raises, and other issues important to students and employees since 2001. We have had meetings with nearly all the legislators on key committees, both in Nashville and in their home districts, including the likes of Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Dep. Gov. Claude Ramsey, Rep. Harry Tindell, Sen. Jamie Woodson, Rep. Joe Armstrong, Rep. Bill Dunn, and more across the state. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has long been a strong supporter of our efforts in the legislature. We were active long before the UT Administration decided to hire its first paid full-time Lobbyist, Anthony Haynes. We recognized from day one that as public sector higher ed workers we are unique in that we can elect our “top boss” and if we want a true voice championing for the needs and rights of staff and faculty we would have to do it ourselves and not rely on administrations who have other interests at heart. United Campus Workers has its roots in strong and vocal student activists, primarily members of the Progressive Student Alliance, both on campus and in Nashville. I know there are many current students and alumni, both undergraduate and graduate, who have years of experience working with UCW and PSA lobbying in Nashville and advocating for higher education. The Daily Beacon has covered our efforts over the years, as I’m sure one will find in the archives. United Campus Workers has

endorsed and supported local candidates to state office. In 2010 we did our own survey of candidates to the General Assembly that went across the state, which can be found at (if anyone requires proof of its authenticity and the dates it was sent out and published, that can be provided upon request). It was quoted and used both by candidates we supported and negatively by their opponents quite publicly. Many of the questions are interestingly similar to the ones posed by the UT Advocacy group in their more recent survey. So to the point of the article that some students and university administrators are finally getting in the game advocating for higher education against increasing attacks by those wanting to privatize public education, I say it’s about time. To your suggestion that this is something new, something that has not been done before, or that students haven’t had this opportunity, I say you are wrong. The administration knows it full well and has actively tried to marginalize our efforts. If students haven’t known about these efforts it could be, partly at least, because your paper has not given our work a front-page headline. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. Respectfully, Thomas L. Anderson Buyer, UTK Facilities Services President, United Campus Workers CWA Local 3865 ERC Rep: Administrative and Technical Services ERAB Rep: UTK Operations 2233 Volunteer Blvd Knoxville, TN 37996 Ph. 865-974-5514 Fax 865-974-3197

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For the first time in four months, Obama’s campaign raised more money than Romney’s for the month of August, with a final total of $114 million for the incumbent and $111 million for Romney. BusinessWeek’s headline for the article relaying this information described Obama as “squeaking out a fundraising victory.” We’re in an election where $3 million is an extremely narrow margin. The Center for Responsive Politics says that over a billion dollars will be spent in this presidential election, leaving in the dust the Obama v. McCain election four years ago. The Koch brothers, conservative billionaire businessmen, alone have donated more money to Romney’s cause than John McCain spent on his entire campaign. The 2008 election cost nearly 150% of the previous Bush v. Kerry election. Bush v. Kerry cost nearly twice what Bush v. Gore cost four years prior. You can see the trend: these elections are getting more and more ridiculously expensive. But what good does it really do? We are told over and over by the media and the campaigns themselves that money could really be the deciding factor in this election. Obama sent out an email recently to supporters that said, “The gap is getting wider, and if it continues at this pace, it could cost us the election…We can win a race in which the other side spends more than we do, but not this much more.” Romney did the same thing, saying, “We must show real progress tonight and redouble our efforts…That’s why my campaign launched the ‘Game On’ Moneybomb, and why we need your help right now.” All this sort of talk scares voters into donating money for

fear their candidate will lose. But really, a few extra million dollars here and there does not make much of a difference. In a study by economist Steven Levitt, it was shown that if a candidate doubles spending, then he only gets an extra percentage point of the popular vote. This suggests that money doesn’t really cause a candidate to win, but that candidates who are most likely to win tend to attract a lot of money. Of course, this is skewed more than ever in this year’s election with all the corporate, big-donor money coming into the race. Big donors have been especially attracted to Romney’s campaign and have donated accordingly, making his fundraising totals much higher than Obama’s generally. An article published at the end of last month in the New Yorker describes how disgruntled big donors are toward Obama because of his aversion to schmooze. Political advisors on both sides of the aisle admit that the large majority of this money ends up being wasted, but the problem is that they don’t know which ads and strategies will end up being a waste. So they do absolutely everything they can. The result is an American public inundated with political propaganda so fiercely that the whole election becomes a huge circus act. The candidates do their tricks and bend over backward for a few extra votes, but in the end it is all just a big flashy joke. What we really need to do is remove all this poisonous money from the campaign process. Force the candidates to actually get creative and talk about the issues instead of focusing on mudslinging and petty squabbling. Think of what could have been done with the billion dollars that will be spent on this election. They could have given grants to schools or funded infrastructure projects or invested in alternative energy or given small business loans. But being economically prudent is just not the American way. — Lindsay Lee is a junior in mathematics. She can be reached at

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Iranian director to show film at UC Cody Woodside Contributor Renowned Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s documentary, “This Is Not A Film”, will show on campus Thursday. Panahi’s documentary, which was an official selection of The Cannes Film Festival along with The New York Film Festival, has generated an impressive amount of support among the filmmaking community for the gaining of simple rights in Iran and other politically corrupt countries. Banned from filmmaking and conducting interviews because of his open support of the opposition party to the Iranian government in 2009, Panahi’s film surrounds his time in house arrest while appealing his six-year prison sentence. He cleverly titled the piece to assure the audience that he was not breaking the terms of his sentence. The documentary focuses on the problem of censorship within media and how art cannot be contained, especially in time of the greatest opposition.

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“It’s important that we are aware of things that happen outside of Knoxville, and even the United States,” Katrina Roberts, freshman in English, said. “The idea that so serious a punishment can be enforced for something that we take for granted is interesting, and it would be good for us as students to see something a little radical.” Having been primarily shot on an iPhone, the audience will get a grittier and more involved perspective on the situation as a whole along with the exposing of the social injustices dealt to Panahi. With help from his friends, Panahi completed filming and sent his work off to The Cannes Film Festival in a cake to avoid any speculation or suspicion. Emily Widelock, sophomore in food science, said that the movie could be an opportunity to broaden students’ perspective of films. “Some people take making movies for granted and it’s important to see how different other cultures are, their politics and rules and stuff,” Widelock said. The film will show in the University Center Auditorium at 7 p.m., and is free to all students with a valid UT student ID.

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Arts & Culture Editor Victoria Wright


Thursday, September 13

Assistant Arts & Culture Editor Rob Davis

Friday, September 14

Who: Hoobastank Where: The Valarium When: 8 p.m. Price: $5 Rob’s View: Want a throwback to your middle school days? Go see Hoobastank at the Valarium. Revel in the early 2000s at the Valarium, just don’t let the stank out.

• Photo courtesy of Beach House

• Photo courtesy of Hoobastank

Who: Josiah Atchley Where: Aubrey’s When: 6 p.m. Price: Free Victoria’s Take: Sentimental, honest and clean-cut are all descriptions of Atchley’s music and style. With his accoustic guitar in hand and husky voice, Atchley will make you swoon and reminisce about your last relationship. My favorite song? Check out his track “Gone” on YouTube. Don’t let the upbeat flare fool you. The lyrics still reflect the guilt-ridden soul of a man whose relationship failed. Which is perfect, since we’re in the prime season for finding a significant other.

Who: Beach House Where: Bijou Theater When: 8 p.m. Price: $22 Rob’s View: The laid back feel of Beach House will have you groovin’ late into the night. Combine that with the historic feel of the Bijou and that’s the makings of a good Friday night. You may even dream about the dream-pop duo into the wee hours of Saturday morning.

Who: Brittany Haas and Lauren Rioux with RedEye Where: Preservation Pub When: 7:30 p.m. Price: Free Victoria’s Take: I usually tilt more toward guitars when it comes to string instruments, but if you enjoy the sounds of the fiddle, then catching Brittany Haas and Lauren Rioux at Preservation Pub may take your Friday night to the next level. The girls have a classic sound and occasionally accompany their songs with a banjo and soft, wispy voices. It’s not music to dance to, but you’ll definitely enjoy good conversation over some fiddlin’ tunes.

Saturday, September 15 Who: Billy Joe Shaver with Mic Harrison Where: The Shed When: 8 p.m. Price: $20 Rob’s View: Add a little southern twang to your weekend by checking out Billy Joe Shaver and Mic Harrison at The Shed in Maryville. This eccentric country outlaw will have you dancin’ with your boots on all night long. Who: The Royal Hounds Where: The Irish Times Pub and Restaurant When: 9 p.m. Price: Free Victoria’s Take: A rock sound with swing influences, The Royal Hounds is all over the place, but in a good way. The band’s energy is high and will surely get you dancing. The vocals remind me of a neighborhood garage band — loud, confident and slightly difficult to decipher. Need proof? Check out the YouTube video of them playing at the same venue last year, which is appropriately titled “The Royal Hounds.”

Sunday, September 16 Who: Yelawolf Where: The Valarium When: 9 p.m. Price: $16-$18 Rob’s View: If you’re putting off studying and doing homework for next week, procrastinate at the Valarium while watching one of the best Caucasian-rappers in the game. Who: Grizzly Bear Where: Tennessee Theater When: 8 p.m. Price: $37 Victoria’s View: Perhaps most recognized for their 2009 single “2 Weeks”, Brooklyn-based band Grizzly Bear returns to the scene with music from their new album “Warp229”. Lead vocalist Edward Droste’s angelic voice still mixes perfectly with the art-pop sounds of the band. If you like lots of harmonizing vocals, psychodelic melodies, and a sound similar to Rogue Wave, you’ll enjoy this show. • Photo courtesy of Grizzy Bear Band

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THE DAILY BEACON • 7 Sports Editor Lauren Kittrell


Assistant Sports Editor Austin Bornheim

Patterson determined, quick to comprehend Nick Leffew Contributor Junior Cordarrelle Patterson was determined to become a key for the Vols offense in 2012, but his start in Tennessee’s system began a month later than most newcomers this offseason. When Patterson arrived at camp he had to grasp the offense much faster than the other incoming freshmen and junior college transfers, since he arrived in July whereas most of the others arrived in June. “Coach (Darin) Hinshaw pulled me to the side after meetings and we stayed an extra 30 or 35 minutes and tried to learn the offense,” said Patterson. “In the mornings we would work to get the offense down pat.” Patterson showed he had an understanding of the offense when he blasted onto the scene in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game with 93 yards receiving and a 67-yard run on an end around that gave Tennessee a 22-7 lead over the Wolfpack. “When he took that reverse, I’ve got to admit that was kind of fun when he was running down the field thinking about those snowing days in Hutchinson, Kansas, thinking, ‘It was so bad in Hutchinson that day,’” said offensive coordinator Jim Chaney. “Was I shocked by his production? No, not really cause he’s a super talented kid.” The reverse wasn’t the only big play that caught the attention of fans, players and coaches. The first touchdown in the game was scored by Patterson on a 41-yard pass from junior quarterback Tyler Bray. “I knew he was something special,” said Bray. “He’s a JUCO kid so he’s been playing for a while. He’s not fresh out of high school. He learned our system and got it down and he’s doing what he’s doing.” After Patterson shined in the first two

games, the expectations have been raised by the coaching staff. “Each week we carry a lot of our base offense, but we do make changes every week. He’s got to learn at his position what he’s doing,” said wide receiver coach Darin Hinshaw. “We’re going to move him around in some different positions. He’s got to learn play-specific what to do for this week, because if you think about it, we’ve got a pool of plays we choose from and we choose this play, this play and this play for this week, and these are the ones we focus on. Then the next week, we go back and start from our pool and we pick out different plays, some might be the same, some might be different. Every week we’ve got to relearn, basically, the whole offense and make sure we tighten it down as we go through the week.” These offensive plays need to be tightened this week as the Vols will play against rival Florida. This is Patterson’s first SEC game and a chance for him to shine on a national level once again. “I’m kind of hype(d) for it because I’ve waited two years and I’m just ready for it to be here,” said Patterson. “I’m ready to be out there and compete in the best conference there is.” The pageantry that surrounds this upcoming game is unlike anything that Patterson has seen, and being in the spotlight is still relatively new to him. “He’s got to stay focused on what he’s got to do,” said senior wide receiver Zach Rogers. “He’s going to get a lot of attention this week and he is a star player for us. He should get all the attention in the world, but he’s got to focus in and not get affected by how many fans are here or what the media is doing. He’s got to focus on what he’s got to do each and every play. He’s got to make plays for us on Saturday.”

Nate Patton • The Daily Beacon

Wide reciever Cordarrelle Patterson dodges Georgia State defenders on Sept. 8.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Sports Editor Lauren Kittrell


Assistant Sports Editor Austin Bornheim

Sirna shines in soccer year, her sophomore season, and has helped lead the Lady Vols to five shutouts. Contributor Sirna’s work eithic is something that her Allie Sirna’s childhood revolved around soc- teammate, goalie Julie Eckel, has noticed. “She ran five days a week, (but) in our packcer. She would always go to her older brother’s et it said three days a week,” Eckel said. “It’s the games and watch him play, and it didn’t take little extra stuff she’s doing off the field that peolong for Sirna to start playing the game herself. ple don’t notice.” Sirna’s hard work has paid off. The Lady “When I was young I was involved in a lot of different things. I looked up to my brother a lot Volunteers are off to a 5-1-1 start. They lost a 10 game against No. 2 and he started ranked UCLA. They playing soccer have only allowed two when he was goals in the seven games young, so my they have played and mom would have outscored their always force me to opponents 14-2. go to his games,” “I think it’s been a Sirna said. “That great start. We worked really got me really hard in the preseahooked and got son and in the offseame started.” son,” said Sirna. “I think Sirna’s brother we’ve done really well in may have been learning how to play her initial push in with each other, and soccer, but what with the new freshman has allowed Sirna getting adjusted to them to compete at a and how they play and Division I level everybody has been and have a working really hard, so I smooth transition think it’s reflected in from high school how we’ve been doing soccer to an SEC so far.” team is her strong With such a strong work ethic. Marigrace Angelo • The Daily Beacon defense, Eckel has been “It’s a lot more intense. The Defender Allie Sirna tracks the ball while able to relax more durspeed of the game defending an opposing player from UNC- ing the games. “It makes me feel so is a lot faster, just Charlotte on Sept. 9, 2011. much more comfortable the work ethic so that I can relax duryou have to pick it up,” said Sirna. “You’re thrown into a very intense atmosphere right ing games,” said Eckel, “just knowing that our away, so you just have to focus a lot and do the back line as a whole is so solid. (Sirna) is one of the fastest players that I’ve ever played with, so best you can.” Sirna has had no problem adjusting. She if anyone on our back line gets beat you know started all 22 matches for the Lady Vols as a that she’ll be there to cover it.” The Lady Vols will open up conference play freshman and played 2,006 out of a possible 2,020 minutes. She was ranked No. 75 on Top this weekend when they take on The University Drawer Soccer’s list of its Top 100 National of Alabama tomorrow at 7 p.m., and on Sunday Freshman of 2011 and was chosen to the First afternoon when they take on Vanderbilt Tennessee Lady Vol Classic All-Tournament University at 2 p.m. Both games will be played Team. Sirna has started all seven games this at Regal Soccer Stadium in Knoxville.

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Tia Patron • The Daily Beacon

Wide reciever Justin Hunter runs past a Georgia State defender into the end zone on Sept. 8.

Hunter looks for win Austin Bornheim Assistant Sports Editor When the Florida Gators roll into town this weekend, it will be nearly a year to the day since the Volunteers were in Gainesville, Fla. for a similar game. Almost a year since Tennessee’s season took a turn for the worst. When the Vols suffered their first loss of the season and lost their leading receiver for the season. “Last year this time we were 2-0, feeling good,” Derek Dooley said. “We were chucking the ball around the park. We thought we were pretty good and went down there and got our tails whipped.” Tennessee was 2-0 after wins against Montana and Cincinnati, and Justin Hunter had 302 yards receiving on 16 receptions and 2 touchdowns. Hunter was leading the nation at that point with his unreal 151 yards per game average and 18.5 yards per reception average. But during the Vols’ fourth play from scrimmage in week three, Hunter went down and immediately after making a 12-yard catch knew he was in trouble. “I knew right away that it was bad,” Hunter said. “I had landed and felt something pop.” The Volunteers immediately felt the impact of Hunter going down, as it seemed the team was shaken for the

remainder of the game. The Vols ended up falling to the Gators 33-23. Hunter and the Vols found out soon after the game that the star receiver would be lost for the season with a torn ACL. “It was clear that it was a break in your spirit when you saw it happen,” Dooley said in last season’s press conference. “I could tell when he went down that it had an effect on our team. It is an effect and you have to come out of it and play out of it because it is part of the game. It is very unfortunate, but that is the way it is.” The junior wide receiver was forced to watch from the sidelines for the remainder of the year and had to look on as the Volunteers continued the season. “Just watching them out there during practice having fun, playing in the game and I wasn’t able to help,” Hunter said. “I just had to be there cheering them on.” Tennessee went on to finish the season 5-7 and didn’t make a bowl game, but Hunter is focused on this year. “That’s the game I left on the field and I can’t have it back,” Hunter said. “I was going into the season real good and that was a setback for me.” As the Volunteers and Gators get set for the weekend match up, the conditions leading up to the game are similar to last year’s. The Vols and Gators are

both 2-0, Tennessee is riding high after two convincing wins, the running game has questions and the passing game looks like one of the best in the country. The only real change is that ESPN’s “College GameDay” is going to be in town. Although there is extra hype around the game, Hunter is focused on other things. “‘College GameDay’ is going to be here so everyone is excited. For the team I think it’s the same as always,” Hunter said. “It’s the same every week. Just trying to go out there and work hard. Trying to be productive in practice and get better every day.” Hunter has racked up numbers close to his from last season, 17 receptions for 219 yards and 3 touchdowns, but Florida is his and the Volunteers’ real test. “Since the time I got hurt I wanted to play so bad. Ever since that day I’ve been wanting to play them again,” said Hunter. “We have more depth so we look better,” Dooley said. “But we’ll see on Saturday.” There is a lot of excitement around Knoxville for the upcoming game, but when Hunter hits the field Saturday he has something to prove. “I played just two games last year and I want to show them what I can do when I’m 100 percent.”

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