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Class features relaxing tactics to reduce stress Strand uses Buddhist meditation influences to encourage heightened awareness Sarah Murphree Staff Writer UT’s College of Veterinary Medicine will host an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class. The first class was held Monday. The class will be held every Monday night in the Sequoyah Room at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine. Elizabeth Strand, director of Veterinary Social Work at UT, will teach the class. Strand has followed a meditation process her whole life and reflected that her inspiration for this practice came at a young age. “My oldest brother became a Buddhist monk when I very young, and he taught me how to meditate, so I grew up meditating,” she said. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is designed to teach mindful practices for the alleviation of accumulated daily stress, chronic pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, depression and many other conditions exac-
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erbated by stress. The tactics aim to increase awareness so one can respond to situations by choice instead of automatically. MBSR was founded by John Kabat-Zinn in 1979. He developed the practice to help treat human patients who were not benefiting much from traditional medical interventions. MBSR has gained popularity in recent years. “It has a lot of research to support its effectiveness for human health and well being,” Strand said. In this eight-week course, four basic skills of MBSR are taught, including mindfulness while lying down, mindfulness while sitting, mindfulness while stretching and mindfulness in walking. “Mindfulness is not about sitting on a pillow meditating,” Jay Valusek, a teacher of MBSR at the Rocky Mountain Mindfulness Center said. “It’s about learning to be fully present to what is happening.” For more information on how to register, contact Tressie Brown at email@example.com
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An officer demonstrates proper walking technique to a student taking the beer goggle challenge at the VolAware Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The beer goggles were used as a demonstration to give students an idea of how alcohol can affect motor skills without the risk of arrest for public intoxication.
A gunman appeared to be trying to hit anyone who moved — not any specific person — as he fired upon Army personnel and civilian workers in a deadly rampage at Fort Hood last November, a military court heard Monday. Pvt. Justin Johnson said he was chatting with his mother on his cell phone as he waited to undergo pre-deployment medical exams when the shooting began. He threw himself down and started to crawl. The gunman “was aiming his weapon on the ground and he started shooting, and he was hitting people that were trying to get away,” Johnson told the Article 32 hearing via video link from Kandahar in Afghanistan. “It didn’t seem like he was targeting a specific person, sir. He was just shooting at anybody.” Johnson, who was shot three times in the attack and still has a bullet wedged in his lungs, could not identify the shooter. In the first week of testimony, several witnesses said they made eye contact with Maj. Nidal Hasan, a 40-year-old American-born Muslim, and identified him as the gunman in the Nov. 5 shootings at the Texas Army post. The hearing is to determine if Hasan will stand trial on 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the worst attack on an American military base. The investigating officer at the hearing, Col. James L. Pohl, said earlier this year that he wanted to hear from the almost three dozen people who were wounded in the attack. The Article 32 hearing is unique to the military in that Pohl, along with prosecutors and defense attorneys, can call witnesses. Col. Morgan Lamb, a Fort Hood brigade commander appointed to oversee judicial matters in Hasan’s case, will decide if the prosecution has shown probably cause, thereby allowing the case to go to trial. Witnesses last week told similar stories of how a balding man in an Army combat uniform stood by a front counter, shouted “Allahu Akbar!” - “God is great!” in Arabic - and started shooting at unarmed soldiers in a building where they went for routine medical tests before deploying. When the volley of gunfire sprayed across a crowded waiting area, startled soldiers initially thought it was a training exercise. On Monday, Spc. Joseph Tracy Foster said he was among those who thought the bullets being fired were not live ammunition. “I felt a sharp pain in my hip,” said Foster, of the 20th Engineer Battalion. “I believed it was a paintball round, or something along those lines. ... I remember bringing my hand up to my face and thinking: ‘These paintball rounds feel really real.’” Many witnesses were shot more than once - some as they tried to pull buddies to safety, others as they hid under tables or chairs. One wounded soldier ran outside, but the gunman followed him and shot him again, soldiers testified. Upcoming witnesses are expected to include the two Fort Hood police officers credited with taking the gunman down. Hasan, who was paralyzed from the chest down after being shot, remains jailed. The hearing is expected to last at least another week.
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From left: Gabriel Goenaga, senior research associate in chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Jamie Lawton and Doug Aaron, both doing postdoctoral research in chemical and biomolecular engineering, enjoy lunch on a grassy hill outside the SERF building, overlooking downtown Knoxville. Many researchers whose offices reside in the bottom of SERF enjoy getting out to enjoy the nice weather.
Crime Log Oct. 12 A UT student reported that, sometime between 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 5 p.m. on Sept. 17, his keys and student ID were stolen from the first floor of the TRECS. A UT student reported that his golf clubs were stolen from his silver 2003 Jeep Liberty, which was parked on the fifth floor of the G11 parking garage between 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 6 p.m. on Oct. 12. Around midnight, a UT student was arrested after suggesting to Covenant Health Security that he had just witnessed
a robbery at the corner of 20th Street and Clinch Avenue. A UTPD officer questioned the alleged victim and determined that no robbery had taken place, after which the subject was arrested for public intoxication and criminal impersonation. At approximately 4:20 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Volunteer Hall to investigate a report of a confiscated item. The report stated that the confiscated items were drug related, but no arrest was made. —Compiled by Robbie Hargett
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UT Recycling collects record waste No matter what happens on the field, UT has been claiming a big victory this football season. UT Recycling, the campus crew in charge of recycling, has been collecting record numbers of material on game days. This Saturday the crew will face its biggest challenge yet. As the football team battles the University of Alabama on the field, UT Recycling will be battling the Crimson Tide and other universities off the field in the EPA Game Day Recycling Challenge in which universities fight to see who recycles
the most. UT Recycling set a record at the Florida game by collecting eight tons of material, putting it on target to gather its goal of 50 tons this season. Last year, UT Recycling collected 35 tons for the season. The effort is part of the university’s Make Orange Green environmental initiative. UT Recycling took steps to make it even easier to recycle at the stadium. There are now 500 recycling bins in tailgating areas, up from 125 last year, and there are 300 bins inside the stadium, up from 100 last year, and 120 bins in the skyboxes. The crew is also seeing an uptick in volunteers, and UT Recycling has garnered interest by adding recycling games in Volunteer Village. With more resources, Jay Price, the environmental coordinator, estimates UT Recycling could be able to recycle half the waste from game days. For more information on the EPA Game Day Recycling Challenge, visit http://www.epa.gov/wastes/partnerships/wa stewise/challenge/gameday. See Beacon Bits on Page 3
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Beacon Bits continued from Page 2 UT MBA program gets top ranking from Princeton Review The College of Business Administration at UT has one of the nation’s best MBA programs, according to The Princeton Review, a top education service and evaluation company. The college’s full-time MBA program is listed in the 2011 edition of “The Best 300 Business Schools.” The 300 schools included in the book are not ranked in any order. UT’s full-time MBA program also appeared in The Princeton Review’s 2009 and 2010 listings. The 2011 survey revealed that students in the 17-month program feel very prepared for life after graduation. They consider the MBA program as “relevant and teaching up-to-date technologies in addition to traditional subject matter” and that its professors are “able to integrate real-world experiences with academic teaching to add value to the learnJury selection begins for suspect in California murder trial
Associated Press Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of a man accused of killing federal intern Chandra Levy nearly a decade ago, a case that derailed a California congressman’s career and generated headlines around the world. Ingmar Guandique, 29, is charged with murder, kidnapping, attempted sexual assault and other counts. Authorities say he attacked Levy while she was jogging alone in Rock Creek Park in May 2001. Levy’s disappearance — her body was not discovered until more than a year after she went missing — caused a national sensation when she was romantically linked to then-Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif. Authorities once considered Condit a prime suspect but no longer believe he had anything to do with her death. Levy, 24, had just completed an internship with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons when she disappeared. When Guandique was charged last year with killing her, the illegal immigrant from El Salvador had been serving a 10-year sentence for separate assaults in Rock Creek Park. In court Monday, jurors filled out an 11-page questionnaire that sought to determine their exposure to pretrial publicity and whether they can sit as jurors on a case that could stretch six weeks. Their answers to the questions about their exposure to the case were not disclosed. The federal public defenders who represent Guandique hired a jury consultant to help them decide which jurors they should seek to keep on the case and which they should seek to strike. Guandique appeared in court Monday before a pool of potential jurors in a beige blazer and a creamcolored turtleneck that covered a series of gang tattoos. He introduced himself to jurors in Spanish, using the phrase “buenos dias.” Before the trial formally began on Monday, defense attorney Santha Sonenberg complained to the judge that the government had been negligent in turning over a potentially important piece of evidence. Sonenberg said the defense learned only on Sunday that authorities had tried to match fingerprints from a crime scene not only to Guandique but also to another man. Sonenberg said the defense had heard of the other man and had no information on whether police may have at one time considered him a suspect. Prosecutors responded that they thought they had disclosed the man’s name to the defense. It is unclear what role Condit will play in the trial. A spokesman for Condit says the former congressman expects to be called as a witness, though he has not been subpoenaed. Jury selection is expected to take most of the week, and opening statements might not begin until next Monday.
ing experience.” The rankings are based on surveying more than 19,000 MBA students at the world’s best business colleges. UT’s MBA program was the first in the nation to implement an integrated core curriculum taught by a cross-functional faculty team. The program’s strengths in supply chain management and logistics, a required internship, social-media projects, focus on teamwork, focus on entrepreneurship, in-class speakers and interaction with industry executives make the program stand out. In addition, students surveyed from UT’s MBA program indicated that they are “blessed with a brand-new business school building, which is equipped with the latest technology in every classroom; terrific finance resources, including the Masters Investment Learning Center where students can earn Bloomberg certification; and team rooms with 60-inch flat screens for presentation practice.”
week with a series of events. The I-House will host a Chinese lamp and calligraphy night at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Learn how to make Chinese paper lanterns and take a calligraphy lesson. Snacks will be available. Tickets are $2 for students, $3 for faculty and staff and $4 for the general public. Wednesday will be Chinese culture night at 6:30 p.m. at the I-House. There will be authentic Chinese food, Chinese dancing, Er'hu performances, cultural presentations, Chinese traditional singing, contemporary singing and more. Tickets are $5 for students, $6 for faculty and staff and $7 for the general public. On Monday, the I-House hosted a joint forum on China, where students from UT and Shanghai University discussed current events in China. For more information about China Week call 974-4453.
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The Daily Beacon • 3 The Volunteer Dining Campus Survey (http://www.college-survey.com/tenn) will be used to better understand everyone’s campus lifestyle and preferences. By sharing your thoughts, Volunteer Dining will gain valuable insight to help improve the overall campus dining experience. After filling out the survey, participants are eligible to wi-n a Sony 3-D Blu-ray Disc player with Wi-Fi or a $50 Visa gift card. The prize winners will be announced in November. One person will receive the Blu-ray disc player and two people will each receive a gift card. Only the UT campus community is eligible. The survey is designed by ARAMARK Higher Education’s corporate office. The online survey (http://www.college-survey.com/tenn) will take 5 to 10 minutes and responses are confidential. Volunteer Dining and ARAMARK conduct this survey once each semester. The survey allows the customer to give their honest feedback. The information will be shared with Jeff Maples, senior associate vice chancellor for finance and administration, and with Volunteer Dining location managers. The survey needs to be completed by Oct. 22.
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StaffColumn Once-effective Title IX now outdated George Richardson Photography Editor In the ’60s and ’70s, opportunities for women in educational settings were still very limited compared to what their male peers enjoyed. This was most blatantly obvious in the spheres of high-school and collegiate athletics. In 1972, Title IX to the Education Amendments was passed to “level the playing field” in the classroom, as well as for athletic opportunities for women. Title IX, very simply, required that “no person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” In 1972, Title IX was the perfect piece of law to give women more opportunities. However, in 2010 Title IX stands as a major roadblock for many male athletes who want to participate in athletics. Where Title IX got off track was in 1979, when the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights proposed its own interpretation of how the piece of law should be interpreted. Based on this 1979 interpretation, which was never signed into law, Title IX is used to force schools to make men and women participate in athletics in equal proportions to the male-to-female ratio of the overall enrollment at the school. So if a school is 50-50 between males and females, schools are working to make sure that varsity athletics mirror these percentages. So schools are working to keep the athletes participating in sports in these same ratios. The net effect of this is that schools are cutting men’s athletic programs to “make the numbers work.” Wrestling is just one sport that has been hit hard by this practice. In 1982, the NCAA had 7,914 wrestlers in 363 programs. This number has shrunk to 6,227 athletes in just 229 programs. This is particularly difficult to understand given the growth of wrestling at the high school level. In 1970, 6,870 teams supported 226,681 male athletes. That number has risen to almost 260,000 athletes on over 10,000 teams. When looking at those numbers, it’s hard to understand why, with such growth at the high-school level, NCAA wrestling programs would be disappearing left and right. Schools are cutting wrestling, as well as many other programs, in order to “fix” participation numbers based on enrollment statistics. As an engineering major, I realize that some areas exist where interest doesn’t meet the distribution of males and females on campus. The number of girls in my engineering classes is miniscule compared to the number of guys in my classes. No one has told women growing up that they weren’t allowed to be engineers. The university places no restrictions on who can participate in what major. However, if we were to apply the principles of Title IX to my major, I would most likely be kicked to the curb to “make the numbers work” and get participation numbers in engineering closer to the 55-45 female-male ratio. An even closer example of why Title IX’s interpretation may be flawed lies in participation numbers of students in recreational sports activities. University of Minnesota wrestling coach J. Robinson, in a column published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, showed that “men outnumber women three-to-one or four-to-one on the intramural field.” Intramural sports are interest-driven activities. No one in the intramural office tells women they can’t participate; however, the numbers still remain the same, given the completely fair practice of allowing all who want to participate play. —George Richardson is a senior in electrical engineering. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Plenty of ways to make first dates enjoyable C an’t Fight t h e Fe e l i n g by
Kathryn Cunningham First dates, while yes, can be exciting, aren’t often found on our top-10 favorite things to do. Dates, we love (well, most of the time). A little dinner, a little movie, throw in some romance, and we’re good to go. But unfortunately, first dates have gotten a bad connotation, mainly because we’ve placed an immense amount of unneeded pressure on the first date. We don’t have to psych ourselves out, but we do. As girls, we pull out half our wardrobe only to conclude, WE HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR. We’re thinking about whether or not they’ll be on time. (You better be punctual, boys — even if we're not …) We are thinking about where we will be spending the date, what conversations we’ll have, and, finally, we’re setting expectations. And from these expectations, we’ll be analyzing the date, even when it’s still going on. Which is where the pressure comes in. We need to learn how to relieve this pressure, and we can. Oh, we will. Not just girls, but guys too. The bottom line is that we can change how first dates go, depending on our behavior, outlook and attitude. A recent article in Cosmopolitan puts it best: “The best strategy for a great first date is to go into it with the goal of simply enjoying yourself, instead of harboring an agenda to win him over,” said Dr. Lionel Tiger, a Charles Darwin professor of anthropology at Rutgers University and author of “The Decline of Males.” “That way, you’ll also come across as tenacious and carefree, which are intrinsically attractive qualities.” I also believe that this goes for the men, too. If the two of you go into your date with the mindset of just enjoying each other’s company, and not constantly trying to impress the other, the date will feel immensely more enjoyable. Speak with a candid ease. You don’t have to be brutally honest about every single detail of your life, but don’t embellish certain stories based on what the other might think of you. Remember, the truth will come out eventually … “Make sure you know a little about the person before you take them out. It’s great to get creative, but if you
ask a girl to go on a hike who’s not too fond of the outdoors, don’t be heartbroken when she doesn’t call you back.” — Katy, junior If you’ve asked that certain someone out on a date, you obviously like what you’ve seen so far, and your objective is to find out if you’ll like what you find after peeling back the layers. One of my good friends, Zachary, recently took a girl out on an atypical first date. Thinking outside the box, he took her to play tennis, knowing full well she had played all four years in high school. He did his research, found an activity the both of them would enjoy, and voilà, his date was successful. While some girls might prefer doing something active, others, like my friend Sarah, prefer simplicity. It all goes back to knowing a little about whom you're taking on a date. “While it may seem trite, I’m all about a dinner date. You can get creative and try out a new restaurant you’ve both never experienced or pick a table outside so you can eat in the afternoon sunshine or under stars. That usually makes it a bit more romantic too.” — Sarah, sophomore “My ideal first date is doing something creative that the girl will always look back on and smile at. Or if I have a coupon for a ‘buy one, get one,’ that works too.” — Alex, junior And that leads nicely into my next point. While, yes, that may work for Alex sometimes, I do not recommend whipping out your school coupon book your mom bought you last month. Remember, you’re trying to make a good first impression. “I’m a cheap date” isn't exactly going to win her over. Guys, please be fully prepared to pay for whatever your romantic outing might cost. I know you Southern gentlemen already know that; I’m just preaching to the choir. Lastly, ladies, do not forget to use your manners, too. Thank them. More than once. They planned this evening out just for you, to ensure you’d have a good time. It’s the absolute least you could do. Regardless of what venue you choose, it should be nothing short of memorable. Whether it be an evening filled with good conversation and a delectable meal or an afternoon of hiking in the mountains, as long as you both have enjoyed the time you’ve spent together, I think we’re looking at a possible second date. —Kathryn Cunningham is a junior in psychology. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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Most people believe there are two things you don’t talk about if you want to engage in polite conversation with someone: religion and politics. While that is most certainly true, especially today, when we live in an age where everybody’s got a strong opinion about both, I've learned that this short list should include some other topics, too. If it were up to me, the saying would be changed to, “If you want to have a polite conversation with someone, don’t talk about religion, politics, gender, race, class and sexuality.” I find it ironic that the most important topics everyone should be talking about are routinely labeled as controversial or impolite. It’s uncomfortable as all get out, but it’s so important to discuss. Let me put this into context: In 1989, a professor and anti-racism activist at Wellesley College named Peggy McIntosh rewrote a well-known essay about how she came to acknowledge white and male privilege during her time researching women's studies. The rewrite is named “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” But it’s really an analysis of white, middle-class, heterosexual male privilege. There is an exhausting number of privileges, too. They range from how a man’s sexuality will never be called into question if he chooses not to have children to how a man’s chances of being raped or sexually assaulted outside of prison are incredibly low. There are some wacky privileges, i.e., if I’m a dude and I drive like a nutcase, others are less likely to shout, “That’s why MEN suck at driving!” There are also the privileges only women can truly understand and hate: If I’m your typical white dude not living on the “Jersey Shore,” the grooming regimen society expects of me is cheap and takes no longer than five to 10 minutes. The one I had to actually stop and think hard about was the privilege that exists in mass media. Or, well, the privilege that existed in mass media at the time. It reads, if I’m a straight guy, magazines, billboards, TV, movies, porn and literally all of media is filled with images of sparsely-dressed women intended
to get me off or at least appeal to me. And these similar images of men exist, but they’re like unicorns: very rare. I’ll remind you that this original list was compiled in 1989. Society’s attitudes towards gender, sex and the power media has over society have changed. Some of these attitudes have changed drastically; other attitudes have only changed in baby steps. Of all the white-dude privileges detailed in McIntosh’s revised essay, I feel confident in saying this is the only one that’s actually not all that true anymore. In film, a romantic comedy without a shirtless guy is like a romantic comedy without Katherine Heigl or a cheesy happy ending. In television, there’s countless reality shows, teen dramas and soap operas with naked dudes that could balance out the numbers of shirtless women on other channels with ease. In advertising, billboards especially, I’d never seen so many underwear ads featuring guys stripped down to their Giorgio Armani’s in my life, during the week I spent networking in NYC. Magazines are the same way, and I can’t really vouch for pornography, but it’s probably taken the feature film route in the last decade. Both markets borrow from each other, as I learned in a cinema studies class. Yes, there is still a disproportionately high number of women on display to please the roving, straight guy’s eye in the media. But men on display these days aren’t unicorns anymore. And with the gay rights movement not going anywhere, men on display will become more accepted as the years go on and the more homophobic generations pass away. I’m not happy that men might finally receive the same objectification in the media that women have been forced to endure since media’s conception. No one should be treated as a piece of meat to sell sprayon deodorant, walking shoes or a Swiffer. Neither sex is more or less deserving than the other in terms of fair and equal treatment. It’s just an observation on my part. I’m simply trying to start a dialogue on this series of subjects often painted as impolite and wrong. Or am I wrong? I have been trying lately to adapt the heart of an optimist. And I do have sky-high hopes for my generation and the others coming after us. Am I focusing too much on the exceptions to the rule? I wonder ... —Melody Gordon is a senior in journalism and electronic media. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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‘No Age’ releases new album Brian Conlon Staff Writer It begins with a drum loop. A relentless, pounding kick drum pounds the listener’s ears, but each beat is not a succession of short, separate, staccato bursts, but rather the drumhead is left to reverberate, connecting the entire series of hits with a deep sonic buzz. This can describe all of No Age’s “Everything In Between,” as the band makes its signature blend of punk rock and shoe gaze more accessible. No Age generally prefers its name to be written in big, block capital letters, and when listening to them, it is important that the listener compensate for the capitalization and adjust the speakers to a level just short of blowing them. A healthy volume is indeed mandatory for the proper enjoyment of the album, not necessarily for the advent of loud punk songs but rather to hear — or, if loud enough, feel — the rich textures of feedback, distortion and synthesizers, which amalgamate into a constantly fluxing wall of sound. Perhaps this description sounds like an overly descriptive reading of the ambient noise, a genre that often only acts to score a film or to set the mood while waiting in line at Space Mountain. However, this is not even close to “Everything In Between.” Instead, No Age combines this dense ambience with its hardcore background and creates great pop songs steeped with theatrical movements. No Age then brilliantly funnels these elements into well-structured tracks, which come as close to pop songs as possible given the punk and ambient ingredients. One of the amazing realizations about this
massive wave of aurally pleasing, up-tempo shoe gaze is that only two people are at the helm of this band. While the two may tour with a third musician who plays synthesizers and loops, No Age is essentially a duo. The band consists of guitarist Randy Randall and singer/drummer Dean Allen Spunt, who previously played together in the Los Angeles hardcore punk outfit Wives. They formed No Age in 2005 and after a couple years of odd singles and EP releases, the band generated enough attention to attract premiere Seattlebased indie label Sub Pop. “Everything In Between” is No Age’s second original full-length album, and on its sophomore LP, the band seems to embrace structure in both songwriting and the flow of the album as a whole more than on previous records. Indeed, the album rips through the first half with the aforementioned pulsating introduction “Life Prowler,” which essentially bolsters the listener’s mind and ears, as any deft opening track • Photo courtesy No Age should. The following track, “Glitter,” begins with a drum intro reminiscent of Twisted Sister’s anti-establishment, stadium rock song, “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” and is followed in suit by two more punk jams. “Common Heat” acts as a definite shift to a section that highlights the band’s songwriting prowess and that boasts the most accessible songs on the recording. What comes next excellently offsets the previous tracks. A series of five short, almost exclusively instrumental songs acts as an intermission to the record, until the two-song finale revisits the punk and poppy sections. This wellorchestrated series of shifts makes “Everything In Between” sound like an excellent mix-tape, which keeps the listener intrigued and never fails to inspire.
Deerhunter - “Revival” “Revival” is one of the most underrated tracks on Deerhunter’s recently released “Halcyon Digest.” Clocking in at just over two minutes, it embodies a happy-go-lucky atmosphere that’s bound to revive anyone’s spirits. Bradford Cox’s finely tuned sonics are present, but not in your face, as he uses percussive sounds reminiscent of a lot of Syd Barrett’s work. It’s like late ’60s psychedelia without all the LSD, making it a great song that feels more like reality, rather than music inspired by a drug that shuts off part of the brain.
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The Clientele - “Jerry” British indie pop group The Clientele released this song on a mini-album, titled “Minotaur.” “Jerry” has a bit more spice to it than most of the band’s earlier material, as felt with the pounding guitar in the intro, and a suddenly raunchy — if you can call anything the band has ever done raunchy — section about midway through. While this song definitely isn’t the group’s best material, it comes just in time for changing of the leaves. The instruments work well with the rolling melody, making for a fairly good pop song. • Photo courtesy The Clientele
Hype Williams - “Rescue Dawn IV” This track starts off with an auto-tuned baby crying. Maybe it’s the London duo’s gesture towards auto-tune’s cheap use and, furthermore, to modern hip hop’s failure as an art form. That aside, “Rescue Dawn IV” creates a hazy and sublime atmosphere with its rhythmically sputtering synth, which is tied together by a finger-snapping groove and held chords. Many elements of lo-fi are present and used well. It’s hard to put a finger on exactly what makes this track so appealing, but it’s definitely worth checking out--you’ll have to go to their MySpace or look it up on YouTube. —Ross Stansberry
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
‘Never Let Me Go’ siezes viewer interest Plot line takes fresh approach in exploring fundamental human dynamics
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Will Abrams Staff Writer Life is a gift, partly because of its fragility. Each second ticks away and man comes ever closer to the end of his road. This is the world that is examined in Mark Romanek’s “Never Let Me Go.” Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Ruth (Keira Knightley), and Tommy (Andrew Garfield) have lived within the walls of Hailsham their entire lives. Their existence has been summed up with playgrounds, arts and crafts, and songs of loyalty. What the children of this boarding
school don’t know, at least not yet, is that their purpose in life is to improve the longevity of others. The teachers and other caretakers don’t care so much about their creativity or athleticism, but the condition of their organs. It is important to note that this is a drama, not purely science fiction. The film draws elements from newer sci-fi films — be they original ideas or not — like “Equilibrium” and “The Island,” but it is a very character-centered, slow-paced drama. Director Romanek (“One Hour Photo”) does well with the material, Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel of the same name, consid-
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ering he is mostly known for his work in music videos. The main criticism of his work here is that he relies too much on the audience’s knowledge of the novel. Considering how little people read these days, the director should’ve taken more time to flesh out the story and provide a little push from point A to B. Also, giving away a large chunk of the ending in the first five minutes is never a good move. The cinematography done by Adam Kimmel (“Capote”) is arguably the best work put forth this year. The film is a very quiet one, with long-winded conversations in short supply, so the collaborative work between Romanek and Kimmel has to be spot on in order to effectively tell the story. In a world that is already tragic, Kimmel elevates the film to something that is hauntingly beautiful. While the cinematographer has put together the perfect shot, the on-camera talent also doesn’t disappoint. All three leads deliver performances that add to the film’s tragic nature but still remember to convey their characters as very distinct entities. Although Mulligan showed some of her acting chops in “Wall Street” earlier this year, her performance as the leading lady
here is much closer to Oscar gold. Izzy Meikle-Small, who plays the younger version of Kathy, also should be noted for such an impressive performance coming from an adolescent. Knightley is probably the most recognizable of the three among American audiences, but she isn’t given enough material. However, there are two scenes between her and Mulligan that show quality is more important than quantity. Garfield, recently tapped to play Peter Parker in the upcoming Spiderman reboot, is given even less time on screen as the male end of the romantic triangle. His character is arguably the most tragic, thus his scenes have some of the biggest impact on viewers. Overall, the film covers most of life’s essential moments, from coming of age to romantic love to mankind’s own mortality, in a way few other films could even attempt. Sitting on the fence between science fiction and Shakespearean tragedy, “Never Let Me Go” is a moving film, which will have audiences remembering the importance of each new day.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
UT drops match to South Carolina Staff Reports Despite the team-leading seventh goal of the season from junior forward Chelsea Hatcher on an incredible, 28-yard shot during the 78th minute, Tennessee (7-8-1, 4-3-1 Southeastern Conference) dropped a tough, 2-1 decision to #14/13 South Carolina on Sunday afternoon at Eugene E. Stone III Stadium in Columbia, S.C. The Big Orange out-shot the hosts by a 10-6 total, including 4-2 in shots on goal, and posted a 6-4 advantage on corner kicks. For Hatcher the goal marked her third score of the weekend, after finding the back of the net twice during UT's 4-2 loss to #12 Florida in Gainesville on Friday evening. "The difference in this match today was in giving ourselves the opportunity to win," Lady Vol Head Coach Angela Kelly said. "We created ample scoring opportunities this weekend and played disciplined and attractive soccer for the majority of both contests. We need to have a killer instinct. That comes from individuals who need to take care of finishing opportunities. There's a tentativeness right now to put the ball in the back of the net. As a coach, I believe there are no bad shots. We'll work hard this week. We've got three regular-season matches left, and we will be prepared. There is still a lot of season to play, and the University of Tennessee will be ready." South Carolina made its first foray into the Tennessee zone during the fourth minute, finding forward Maria Petroni in some space about 15 yards out off to the right side of the goal. Fortunately for the Big Orange, senior outside back Tanya Emerson made a vital sliding tackle to prevent S.C. from getting off a shot and the ball was cleared out of danger. Neither team managed much from an offensive standpoint over the opening 12 minutes. The Gamecocks drew a corner kick at 10:58, but sophomore midfielder Amy Harrison headed the cross out of the 18. With 22:48 left in the opening half, hustling senior midfielder Julie Edwards earned Tennessee's first corner of the match. Junior midfielder Emily Shore served a feed into the middle, but UT couldn't direct a shot on frame. Edwards managed the initial shot on goal for either squad at 25:16 after battling two Gamecock defenders out front for the ball, turning quickly and firing a 15-yard, leftfooted effort that Patton saved routinely. Off a corner in the 30th minute, Shore's feed traveled all the way to the far post and ricocheted around before falling right to sophomore midfielder Kylie Bono. The Yorba Linda, Calif., product ripped a promising shot towards the left post, but it ventured just a couple of feet wide of the
upright. A long ball over the UT backline during the 32nd minute by midfielder Kira Campbell helped the Gamecocks break into the scoring column. The feed located SC leading scorer Kayla Grimsley onside with some space on the left wing. She dribbled in and beat diving keeper Molly Baird into the right side of the netting from eight yards out to make it 1-0 Garnet and Black at 31:25. Bono attempted a volley on goal from just inside the 18 during the 38th minute, but again missed wide left as Tennessee continued to battle for the equalizer. That proved the last serious scoring chance in the first half as the teams went to the locker room with the Gamecocks holding on to their one goal lead. Out of the halftime break, Dowd won a battle along the right sideline and dribbled in on goal, firing a shot from 15 yards that was stopped by SC keeper Patton at 45:45. On the other end a cross to the middle during the 48th minute was headed over the crossbar by Gamecock midfielder Elizabeth Sinclair. Hatcher was high on a blast at 55:15, registering the Big Orange's sixth shot of the match. During the 59th minute South Carolina added to its advantage as a free kick by Campbell to the far post was put home on a running header by defender Ellen Fahey to make it 2-0, Garnet & Black. With 23:24 left in the contest, Bono again tested SC keeper Patton from the middle just inside the 18. Her quick, left-footed blast traveled right into the net minder arms, however, for her third save of the contest. A hustle play by Lady Vol freshman midfielder Caroline Brown near the right end line earned Tennessee a corner kick in the 68th minute. The ball was served into play and headed back across goal towards the right post by senior forward Anna Fisher. Harrison managed a quick shot from about nine yards out, but lifted it just a bit too high as the sphere traveled over the crossbar for a goal kick. Tennessee upped its offensive pressure during the 71st minute, battling to receive consecutive corners. The two crosses bounced around tauntingly inside the 18, but resulted in only a single blocked shot by Shore out front. An incredible individual effort by Hatcher resulted in her team-leading seventh goal of the campaign at 77:02. Despite having to battle a pair of South Carolina defenders for space, the Cincinnati, Ohio, native moved right then back to her left before firing a beautiful, left-footed shot that traveled just over the out-stretched fingertips of leaping goalkeeper Patton. The highlight-reel worthy score from approximately 28 yards out cut the Lady Vol deficit to 2-1.
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Students talk with workers at the many booths on the UC Plaza as part of the VolAware Fair. The street fair offered students the opportunity to learn about mental health and wellness as well as job opportunities in the mental health care field.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Lady Vols sweep weekend matches Vols picked to finish fourth in East Women’s volleyball team defeats Mississippi State and Alabama Alabama In matches like the Lady Vols’ 3-0 sweep Anthony Elias (25-17, 25-21, 26-24) of Alabama, it’s the little Staff Writer things the team focuses on, especially when The Lady Vols finished off the first half of trying to get ready for top-ranked Florida. Fowler’s 10th and 11th spike not only gave their schedule with consecutive sweeps at home over the Mississippi State Bulldogs on the Big Orange the match, but along with 11 Friday evening and the Alabama Crimson digs, it was her 10th double-double of the seaTide on Sunday afternoon. UT (15-4, 7-3 son and 48th of her career. Most of Fowler’s performance came in the SEC) is 8-1 at home this season. second set, when she put up six kills, opening the court up for sophomore teammate Leslie Mississippi State Fans may have dressed like Lady Vol coach Cikra. Cikra was one of three other teamRob Patrick on Friday night at Thompson- mates — Leah Hinkey and Deedee Harrison Boling Arena, but only one was able to chal- — who also had attack percentages of .400 or lenge the Lady Vols the way the two-time above, to go with her nine kills and three blocks. Hinkey tallied seven kills and five National Coach of the Year did. The Lady Vols responded with a dominat- blocks, while Deedee Harrison spiked eight ing sweep of the Mississippi State, 3-0 (25-16, and stopped three. Despite the com25-17, 25-18). bined performance, “I challenged them Patrick did have to call before the match to a timeout in the third play with more enerset to regroup, while gy, and I thought UT hung on to an 18-17 they did a wonderful lead. job of doing that in “Rob’s really big this match,” Patrick about the little things, said. “I thought our and it was about blocksetters did a tremening down the line,” dous job of setting Cikra said. “He just the tempo of our wanted to make sure we offense. That’s sometook care of that.” thing we really rely Sophomore Kayla on, and it’s someFitterer and senior thing we’ve been Alyssa Meuth kept the working to get more Tide (9-10, 1-8 SEC) in and more consistent the match as best as as our season has they could with 14- and gone by. 13-kill performances, “They’ve been some of which were working really hard kills down the line. in our practices and Fitterer got the Tide the tempo that Matthew DeMaria• The Daily Beacon offense going in the first they’ve been able to Deedee Harrison, 8, and Leslie Cikra, set with six kills, while get to our hitters. There were a lot of 11, combine to block an Alabama Meuth tacked on seven split blocks and one- player’s shot during a match on kills in the third set to on-ones and a lot of Sunday, Oct. 17. The Lady Vols swept push the closing set that had to do with the Tide in front of 1,103 fans to com- past 25, until Fowler the way our setters plete the first half of their conference shut the door with consecutive kills. were able to get the schedule. The stage is set for ball and tempo to our UT as it travels to Gainesville for a rematch hitters, and I was very happy with that.” The Bulldogs (10-9, 2-6 SEC), with a .208 against top-ranked Florida at 8 p.m. on attack percentage, were held to 0.081 by the Wednesday, Oct. 20, in front of a nationally Lady Vols’ defense. Mississippi State fresh- televised audience on ESPN U. Patrick talked about the Lady Vols’ man and SEC assist leader Parris Perret led her team with 24 assists, while teammates progress this weekend as a whole and what it Caitlin Rance and Ashley Newsome managed must do to pick up the upset against their to record kill performances of five and eight conference rivals. “We’re going to have to serve Florida kills. The offensive night belonged to UT senior tough, and we’re going to have to serve the Nikki Fowler, who took advantage of UT’s right areas of the court to be successful defense and, with 13 kills, moved into fifth in against them, so that’s something we did both Friday and today is serve better,” said Patrick. school history in career kills (1,502). “It’s cool, and it’s been a really big team “Our offense is still good, our serve-receive has been consistent throughout the matches effort,” Fowler said. The Lady Vol outside hitter finished with that we play. “Again we went a whole weekend without a .478 attack percentage, six digs and three blocks. The Dallas native eclipsed the mile- getting hasty which is a big deal. We’re not stone in the third set, while she unleashed giving up points away that way. So if we just nine kills on the Bulldogs, including the take care of those things and not make errors, match-setter. The Lady Vols are 20-1 against if we can get them a little bit off-balance serving, we’ll put ourselves in a better chance to Mississippi State under Patrick. be successful on Wednesday.”
Staff Reports The SoEC announced its preseason media poll and All-SEC Team Monday, and UT guard Scotty Hopson earned second-team All-SEC inclusion while the Vols were picked to finish fourth in the Eastern Division behind Florida, Kentucky and Georgia. A native of Hopkinsville, Ky., Hopson has started 66 of UT’s 71 games over the previous two seasons. As a sophomore last year, he led the Vols in 3-pointers made (52) and minutes played (27.7 mpg) while ranking second on the team in scoring with 12.2 points per game. He scored a career-high 25 points in back-toback games against UNC Asheville and East Carolina last season. Hopson scored a team-best 17 points to lead Tennessee to a thrilling upset of top-ranked and previously unbeaten Kansas on Jan. 10, and he also hit the game-winning jumper against Florida on Jan. 31. A career .344 shooter from 3-point range, Hopson is majoring in Communications and is one of Tennessee’s most active student-athletes in local community service efforts. Hopson is coming off an active summer during which he attended the NCAA Career in Sports Forum, the LeBron James Skills Academy and also competed with the USA Basketball Men’s Select Team. Florida was the choice to win the 2011 SEC regular-season championship in voting by a select panel of both SEC and national media members. Each SEC school selected media members that cover their team, and additional writers from across the nation were selected by the conference office to form the voting panel.
Florida was the media’s favorite to win the East with 110 total points (13 first-place votes), ahead of second-place Kentucky’s 95 points (three first-place votes). Georgia (72 points) and Tennessee (71 points) were separated by just one point, while Vanderbilt and South Carolina rounded out the top six. In the West, Mississippi State’s 118 total points (18 first-place votes) were ahead of Ole Miss’ 84 points (two first-place votes). Alabama was picked third with 82 points. Arkansas, LSU and Auburn round out the top six in the West. Georgia junior Trey Thompkins was the choice of the media for SEC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year with 18 votes. Ole Miss senior Chris Warren (one vote) and Kentucky Freshman Brandon Knight (one vote) also received votes in the Player of the Year voting. Thompkins, Warren and Knight were joined on the All-SEC first team by Georgia junior Travis Leslie and Vanderbilt junior Jeffery Taylor. Arkansas’ Marshawn Powell led All-SEC second team honors and was joined by Florida’s Boynton and Parsons, Alabama’s JaMychal Green and Hopson. Points were compiled on a 6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for each division. Each media member also voted for one team as an overall conference champion and a five-player All-SEC Team. The 2010-11 SEC Media Preseason Poll tips off SEC Basketball Media Day Thursday at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama. The 201011 regular season begins Nov. 12, with conference play set to begin Jan. 8. The 2011 SEC Tournament will be held March 10-13 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.
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Players on the Vols’ basketball team huddle before a practice in Pratt Pavilion on Friday, Oct. 15. Friday marked the beginning of official team practices for all NCAA basketball programs.