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Fair wage clothes on sale at UT Bookstore Blair Kuykendall Editor-in-Chief Last spring, UT alumna Gretchen Chomas helped gather support on campus to source fair wage clothing in UT’s bookstore. This fall, Robert Naylor, a sophomore in global studies, has helped make this vision a reality. “The student body, faculty, and staff are elated that Alta Gracia is now available through the UT Bookstore,” Chomas said in a statement. “With the prices comparable to that of the larger brands, and ... a change in treatment for workers, there is no reason Alta Gracia shouldn’t fly off the shelves. ... If the bookstore does their part to display it well, restock it, and promote it like they do other brands, we anticipate that sales will be great.”

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Alta Gracia has various clothing styles for men and women.

Amnesty International, the Progressive Student Alliance, Tyson House Student Ministries, the Food Policy Council and Lambda Student Union have all partnered with Chomas and Naylor to make this possible. “Many of my friends are very excited about the appearance of the brand and are looking forward to getting their shirts,” Naylor said. “Everyone I have talked to loves the clothes as much as they love the story behind them.” Chomas believes students will be able to dress well while at the same time enhancing other lives. “It truly embodies the Vol mission to lead and make a difference on a global level by doing our part on a local level,” Chomas said. Naylor hopes to foster cooperation between administrators and student leaders to support worker rights. “I’m definitely still wanting to meet with more student groups about this issue to endorse the campaign and hopefully run a few educational events in the near future,” Naylor said. “The more students that buy Alta Gracia, the more likely the bookstore will expand their order. We definitely are still hoping to meet with the manager to discuss how we can help the order expand. ...” Naylor and Chomas both believe that there is more work to be done. “We wish the administration would be a little more proactive about insisting that we source living-wage union-made apparel, and that they would use our status as an excellent sports school to get brands that aren’t respecting workers’ rights to step up to the plate and do their part,” Chomas said. “We hope to meet with Chancellor Cheek to further discuss what we think UTK could be doing.” Chomas addressed her concerns about the university’s relationship with adidas. “UT has not yet taken action to correct the case of wage theft that adidas is involved with in Indonesia, where they owe already struggling families more than $1.8 million,” Chomas said. “UT is a huge customer of adidas — we feel that our speaking up and asking for improved corporate behavior could go a long way. We’ve not heard a willingness from the administration to do this yet, but it’s a conversation we’re just beginning, and we really hope they will be receptive to this.” Chomas hopes the administration will be willing to work with students on the issue. “We hope Chancellor Cheek will see that this is the right

Authors tell fraternity to ‘Burn Your Resume’

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The UT Bookstore has a section dedicated for the Alta Gracia clothing line. thing for Vols and consider suspending business with adidas until they agree to step up and take care of their employees like they should. Other schools have done this. Cornell and Oberlin have cut their contracts completely.” Naylor agrees there is more yet to accomplish. “I am excited that we have Alta Gracia, but it is very much a baby step in the right direction,” Naylor said. “Students now have the choice to support workers rather than exploit them. But for this to really work at UT, students shouldn’t have to choose between eight or so items. I think Alta Gracia should make up (a) good chunk of the bookstore’s orders....”

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David Cobb Assistant News Editor When Rob Graham met UT graduate and Nashville businessman Paul Frankenberg at his church in Brentwood this summer, he developed an idea. “He came and spoke to one of our college ministries,” Graham, a sophomore finance major, said, “and the whole time while he was speaking, the whole time, I was just thinking ‘I’ve got to get this guy on campus.’” That thought came to fruition Sunday afternoon at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. Frankenberg and Ethan Dunham, co-authors of the book “Burn Your Resume,” spent more than an hour imparting advice to Delt brothers on how to develop potency in today’s job market. “It’s really about understanding who we are and understanding where our strengths, passions and interests lie, and understanding how to build and manage relationships to help to drive us on that path,” Dunham said. “The (title) is to help people. It’s not literally setting flame to the document, it’s just to sort of free ourselves from a reliance on that document as the only way to get in.”

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Students watch demonstrations of Thai cooking on Oct. 16.

Club helps writers improve Samantha Smoak Staff Writer

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Frankenberg’s primary motivation for writing the book stemmed from a desire to ignite something else — careers. “I’ve been doing executive recruiting for 15 years and spoken to probably 40,000 different executives,” Frankenberg said. “And I’ve spoken to a lot of college students. Every

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now and then you get a college student who says, ‘Okay if you can help, I’m willing to let you help me.’ Some of them successfully found jobs, and I thought there’s got to be a bigger way to get this message to a lot of people. So a book may be a way to do that.” See RESUME on Page 3

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Students passionate about writing have the opportunity to work on their writing skills by participating in UT’s Creative Writing Workshop Club. The Creative Writing Workshop Club is a constructive environment for writers to improve their writing skills in a warm and friendly setting. Although small and relativity unknown, it has existed at the university for many years, and for many of its members, there is absolutely nothing in this world like writing. As Katherine Cahill, junior in English, said, “You get so wrapped in the story that nothing else exists except the story and the keyboard. You hear nothing, see nothing, and time ceases to matter.” The club will meet today at 7 p.m. at the Panera Bread restaurant located on the Strip. Nathaniel Berger, senior in computer engineering and the current president of the Creative Writing Workshop Club, is responsible for the revival of the club. After being asked by the previous president to take over the club, he gladly accepted. “I revived it because no one else would,” Berger said. “This is my last semester on campus so I wanted to leave this as my legacy.” The meetings function as a workshop-type

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event for writers. Submitted works are distributed to members of the club a few days before the meeting. Members then review the writing, and the works are discussed in detail at the meeting. Berger hopes that writers gain confidence in their writing skills by participating in the meetings. “I hope it encourages people to write, and then get their work out when they do write, and encourage others to become comfortable with peer reviews (and) constructively criticizing works,” he said. Cahill also said that her involvement in this club will help develop her skills as a writer and encourage her to write more frequently. “I’m looking to learn and grow as a writer and improve my writing at the same time. I’m also more likely to write if I’m in this club,” she said. For some writers, it’s not easy to start the process, and Cahill hopes that being involved in this club will encourage her to write more. The club meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Panera Bread restaurant on the Strip. All majors are welcome to participate. The club encourages all genres to be submitted, including but not limited to fiction writing, creative nonfiction, poetry and screenplays. Experts of novel writing also are welcome. For more information, students can join the Facebook group called “Creative Writing Workshop Club at the University of Tennessee.”

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Members of Volunteers for Christ (VFC) gather outside Alumni Memorial Building on Oct. 18.

October 16

Crime Log

1:05 p.m. Two officers made contact with a 22year-old student who advised that he had located a bicycle that had been taken without his consent in May. 6:46 p.m. An officer observed an individual selling newspapers outside of Vol Hall near Quizno’s on White Avenue. The officer approached the individual and noticed an odor of alcohol about his person. The suspect was placed under arrest for public intoxication, criminal tresspassing and resisting arrest. 7:20 p.m. While patrolling the Fort Sanders area, an officer observed a brown Chevrolet Denali driving the wrong way on 13th Street. The driver was

2002 — Hostage crisis in Moscow theater cited for driving the wrong way on a one way and issued a Misdemeanor citation for driving on a susOn October 23, 2002, about 50 Chechen rebels storm a Moscow theater, taking up to 700 pended license. people hostage during a sold-out performance of a popular musical. The second act of the musical "Nord Ost" was just beginning at the Moscow Ball-Bearing October 17 Plant's Palace of Culture when an armed man walked onstage and fired a machine gun into the air. The terrorists—including a number of women with explosives strapped to their bodies— 3:59 p.m. A UTPD officer was dispatched to the law library in response to a suspicious person. The identified themselves as members of the Chechen Army. They had one demand: that Russian officer made contact with the subject upon arrival. military forces begin an immediate and complete withdrawal from Chechnya, the war-torn The suspicious person was issued a Misdemeanor region located north of the Caucasus Mountains. Chechnya, with its predominately Muslim population, had long struggled to assert its indecitation and transported to UT Medical Center. pendence. A disastrous two-year war ended in 1996, but Russian forces returned to the region Crimelogs are compiled from records of the just three years later after Russian authorities blamed Chechens for a series of bombings in University of Tennessee and Knoxville police Russia. In 2000, President Vladimir Putin was elected partly because of his hard-line position departments. People with names similar or identi- towards Chechnya and his public vow not to negotiate with terrorists. cal to those listed may not be those identified in reports. All persons arrested are presumed inno1993 — Carter homers to win World Series cent until proved guilty in a court of law. On October 23, 1993, Toronto Blue Jay Joe Carter does what every kid dreams of—he wins the World Series for his team by whacking a ninth-inning home run over the SkyDome’s leftfield wall. It was the first time the World Series had ended with a home run since Pittsburgh’s Bill Mazeroski homered to break a 9-9 tie with the Yankees in the seventh game of the 1960 series, and it was the first time in baseball history that a team won the championship with a come-from-behind home run. The Blue Jays were leading the series three games to two, but thanks to a five-run seventh inning (punctuated by a three-run blast from outfielder Lenny Dykstra), the Philadelphia Phillies were ahead 6-5 in the ninth. It looked like the Phils would tie the series and force a seventh game—but then they brought reliever Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams out of the bullpen. Though Williams had saved an impressive 45 games that season, he’d earned his nickname by throwing wild pitches when his team was in a tight spot, and he’d already blown a 14-9 lead for the Phillies in Game 4. Williams did just what the Blue Jays were hoping he’d do. First he walked leadoff batter Rickey Henderson in four straight pitches. Then, after Devon White finally popped out to left field after nine pitches, Williams gave up a single to Series MVP Paul Molitor. With Henderson on second and Molitor on first, Joe Carter stepped up to the plate. Carter took two balls, then two strikes. Then he cracked a low slider hard toward the leftfield pole. "Ninety-nine times out of a hundred," he said later, "I hook that pitch way foul." But this time, he didn’t. The ball swerved right and disappeared over the wall. — This Day in History is courtesy of History.com.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Smokey joins in a previous Barefoot Benefit 5k event from earlier this year.

Students run 5K for elderly Jessica Vinge Staff Writer Nearly 100 Tennessee residents sank their toes into the Lambert Acres Golf Course in support of the Samaritan Place and the elderly. Barefoot Benefit, a one mile/5K charity run, took place Sunday afternoon in order to raise money for the Samaritan Place, a nursing home benefiting low-income seniors. Martin Leamon, junior in accounting, was pleased with the final product of the event but disappointed that the Barefoot team did not meet their overall goal of runners. “We met our goal as far as providing a great experience and creating a good product is concerned,” Leamon said. “We did not meet our attendance or financial goals. We needed more runners.” The team had set a goal to have at least 300 runners and to raise $8,000. They only had 99 runners. They were unable to reveal how much money they actually raised for the Samaritan Place. “We broke even on race day expenses,” Leamon said. “I won’t be able to find out how much money we actually raised until we have our next meeting later this week.” Leamon was pleased with how everything turned out in the end. “I really enjoyed the event. We didn’t have as many people as we would have liked, but everyone I spoke to had nothing but good feedback and I think that’s what is most important,” Leamon said. “We had a great product and everyone really enjoyed it.”

RESUME continued from Page 1 To further that message, the authors have hit the road, speaking to groups at colleges, including UT, a stop that holds special significance for Frankenberg, currently the CEO and president of Focus Search Partners. “It’s awesome,” Frankenberg said. “Even driving in today, coming back onto campus, every time I’m here it’s comfortable. You see the stadium, you see the library, you see the dorms, fraternity row, it’s just a comfortable place. ... We’ve been to other schools that we have no affiliation with and we want to help those students as well, but this just feels really comfortable. And that orange is a nice orange.” A sizeable contingent of the Delt’s 103 member chapter turned out for the event, several of them posing questions to Dunham and

This year, instead of having the typical one mile/5K race, the Barefoot Benefit team decided to expand the event into more of a music festival. Six different musical guests performed throughout the afternoon. Local artists Jared Henderson, Michael Whitesides and Son Duo, Karen Reynolds, Kudzu, the Josiah Atchley Band, Shake Ragg, and Shelley May and Scott performed at the event, beginning at noon and playing until about 4:30 p.m. Kelley Hall, junior in logistics, volunteered at Barefoot Benefit and really enjoyed her time at the event. “It was a lot of fun. It’s always fulfilling when you volunteer,” Hall said. “The event was definitely unique. There were people of all ages and it was nice having everyone just hang out and enjoy the music. On top of that, it was a beautiful day.” Allison Pruter, freshman in accounting, ran in the race and admired everything the Barefoot Katlin Fabbri • The Daily Beacon Benefit team had put together. Speaker Michael Press from University of Arkansas gives his lecture, “What Do We “It was a really relaxing atmosphere, and was Know About Philistine Religion?,” on Oct. 17 a great way for me to end the weekend,” Pruter said. Natalie Rammer, junior in business, is proud of how the group of students worked as a team all semester to put together the event on Sunday. “We all offered creative inputs to make this event the best thus far,” Rammer said. “We have all grown in our expertise as business students, and I could also say this has been the most rewarding educational experience in my time at the University of Tennessee.” Frankenberg following a session of career tips. It wouldn’t have happened without Graham’s foresight “What they were saying just made sense to people that are 18 to 22 at (UT),” Graham said. “I felt like this would be a perfect coupling, so the first organization I could think of was my fraternity, just because that’s where it’s the easiest to get things done or bring people in. Hopefully it’s not their last time here in Knoxville. Hopefully they can come and speak to other groups.” “Burn Your Resume” is available electronically or in paperback at burnyourresume.com and Amazon. “We may only sell 5,000 copies,” Frankenberg said. “We’re trying to sell a million of these things. Who knows if we’ll get there. It’s the first book and we’re just getting started. Talking at something like this — it’s a start and we’re hoping this will get the word going.”


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Rising — Ramen purchases As money runs tight towards the middle of the semester, students begin to wonder where their allowances and refund checks went. Hypotheses include: booze, threads and women. With homecoming festivities on the horizon, students have turned to the conventional strategies for conserving cash. Namely, Ramen. This cheap food-like product sustains the masses until the weekends, where excess funds pad the bottom lines of Tin Roof, Rumorz and Barley’s (for the classy set). Students go to great lengths to facilitate their entrées into the glamorous Knoxville nightlife. Falling — Pumpkin Joy To the chagrin of students, faculty, and let’s be honest, the community at large, Starbucks is experiencing a shortage of its pumpkin-filled goodies. The fall season brings extremely high demand for pumpkin muffins, scones, and most importantly, lattes. Nothing is more disappointing than rolling out of bed on a cold morning only to find that the baristas have already sold all of your favorite treats. But if you still feel the need for a pumpkin fix, hit up Trader Joe’s. They have cheap pumpkin bread and muffin mix. Rising — Election Fatigue Two presidential debates, a vice presidential debacle and God knows how many advertisements has left many Vols just a little tuckered out. Ears are growing deaf to talk of Romney’s tax returns or Obama’s track record, and only middle-aged women still

drool of Ryan’s physique. Meanwhile, few students can name senatorial or representative candidates running from their districts. Luckily, all the hoopla will end on Nov. 6, and we can all settle back into the relative comfort of critiquing every little thing Mr. President does, whoever he turns out to be. Falling — Football attendance Who wants to go stand in Neyland Stadium and bear the brunt of wind, heat or hail when you can sit on your own couch? Whether you prefer to wallow in your misery in private or with 100,000 equally disappointed fans, Tennessee football is in a dip. The month of October hasn’t been kind to the Volnation. In turn, fans are tuning their television sets instead of cheering in the stands. Falling — Tyler Bray’s NFL draft stock Before the season, people were throwing around the name “Peyton Manning ” when talking about Bray. He had the height, the arm and the receivers to make a run at not only Peyton’s records, but also a chance to break into the top-half of the first round in April. Unfortunately, Bray has lived up only to his negatives, causing a couple people to compare him to the dreaded Ryan Leaf. His erratic accuracy, bad decisions and poor-pocket management have been the main thing jumping off many evaluator’s screens. He has all the talent to be a high draft pick (not to mention two NFL-caliber receivers), but he hasn’t performed like it, which will show when Tennessee fans don’t hear his name called until the mid-second to early third round.

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Truth regularly trumps deception Lo s t in Tr a n s l a t i o n by

Jan Urbano Of the many moral topics that we encounter in our daily lives, deception is one of the closest and well-known dilemmas that we experience. Defined as knowingly misleading others through false information or appearance, the act of lying falls under this umbrella term. As many people would agree, lying — or any form of deception — is immoral, and heavily discouraged. Most of us have felt the after-effects of lying, with the destruction of trust becoming the consequence. Depending on the bond between the person lying and the victim, the feeling felt after being lied to varies, but most people feel a rush of anger or sadness. Why do we feel this way, though? The answer lies in the establishment of a trust, which we can think of as an unwritten contract. Take, for example, our best friends: they act as our support when we encounter problems in life and also act as gateways to making more friends, among many other things. By becoming best friends, we establish an agreement or pact with them, spoken or unspoken, to help each other as needed. As part of this agreement, there are also rules, or guidelines, that govern the relationship, which may also be ambiguous or explicitly stated. The act of lying, or deception in general, usually violates these rules, which in turn causes us to feel offended when we are deceived. For a more professional explanation of the immorality of deception, according to the philosophical theory of Kantianism, the deception prevents others from acting autonomously, or making informed, independent decisions. It treats everyone as something only to be used, “a means to an end,” instead of treating others as also an end in themselves. Basically, deception treats other human beings as only tools, and does not give them any due respect. Even before reading the previous paragraph, though, most of you already knew about the stigma

and public denouncement of lying to others. However, there’s a problem and a contradiction in society. Most of us lie in some shape or form anyway. Each and everyone one of us knows that every other person also lies, whether we admit it publicly or not. There are a multitude of people, companies and groups that deceive or lie to others. From the failing business companies that lie about their earnings in order to raise their stocks to groups that smear facts to help promote an otherwise noble cause, there is no end to the amount of deception in society today. Even if I do believe that not everyone deceives, we are living and breathing in a fake world. We lie to ourselves and develop a “public” personality in order to make friends and achieve success. Because our world is interconnected in an infinite number of ways, the small lies that one person makes can result in severe consequences for another person. In a sense, every time we lie, we are treating everyone else as a tool to be used and abused. Society may publicly condemn deception, but the fact that we know everyone lies regardless gives me a painful dose of irony. We know everyone lies, but why do we say it’s bad to lie, when in fact we do too? This interesting contradiction in society is a curious topic. Why can’t we just tell the truth and live with the consequences? We are perhaps too worried by what others think of us. Many of us are influenced by society’s status quo ideals to some degree, and these include becoming successful while also maintaining a sense of moral integrity. To compensate for the moral vacuum created by lying, we tell others about the evilness of deception. I do agree that sometimes lying is justified, especially in life and death situations. However, if it’s not in such a category, the reasons for it are weak at best. I’d like to socialize with people who have real personalities and ideals, instead of fake, plastic ones. After all, if I do make friends with fake people, it’s not just me that will face the consequences — it’ll be everyone else I know as well. — Jan Urbano is a junior in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology. He can be reached at jurbano@utk.edu.

Affirmative action brings equality (Un)C ommon S e n se by

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Texas’s education policy quite often influences more than just the schools within its borders, as seen recently with school board politics and textbook contents. Currently, another Texas educational policy’s future is being argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, with far reaching national repercussions. In the case of “Fisher v. University of Texas,” affirmative action’s future as a constitutionally legal admissions practice will more or less be decided, and once again the educational policy of Texas will steer national policy, only this time with a Supreme Court decision backing either the proponents or opponents of affirmative action. Affirmative action has always been a topic of much contention and has made previous appearances in the Supreme Court. In 2003, the case of “Grutter v. Bollinger” approved of the use of race as one factor in a wider approach to admissions. The University of Texas, the defendant in the current case, employs a wide array of affirmative action measures to increase the diversity of its student population, of which one factor is race. Additionally, Texas automatically admits students graduating in the top 10 percent of their high school class as a sort of geographic affirmative action, ensuring the enrollment of poor white, black and Hispanic students who otherwise would not be admitted. In the current case, a white female student is suing the university on grounds of racial discrimination. One of the largest points of contention in the case is the idea of a “critical mass” of diversity. Opponents on the bench see critical mass as nothing more than a quota, which is unconstitutional. Although the idea of measuring diversity, if it is even possible, is bizarre and somewhat off-putting, there are few ways to

ensure institutions do not become decidedly monochromatic. With several avid affirmative action opponents on the bench and Justice Elena Kagan recusing herself, the University of Texas very possibly could lose its case. A verdict against their admissions policy, however, will have far-reaching effects throughout the country and would roll back much of the progress that has been made in educational equality. What affirmative action seeks to correct is the inherent, sometimes intentional, often unnoticed institutional privileges in our educational system that favors middle class, predominantly white students. School zoning laws, socio-economic backgrounds and standardized testing practices all serve to enforce an institutional preference for one group of students. By considering race in its admissions process, Texas is attempting to remove some of the barriers to higher education for students who may have the skills needed to excel in college, but never were given the educational foundation that their wealthier, more privileged peers received. The fact that Texas also employs several other methods of diversifying their student population shows a sincere attempt to make its student population as dynamic and varied as possible. In an ideal world, our educational institutions would have no need of affirmative action. In an ideal world, all students would have the same opportunity to learn the skills necessary to thrive in higher education or the workforce — but we do not live in an ideal world. It is an inconvenient truth for many, but the origins of socioeconomic inequality can be traced to those early, formative years of education, and the privileges that increase one’s chances for social mobility and wealth are handed out, at least partly, in school. Until we can ensure that all students are given the same opportunity to learn regardless of their race, religion, gender or socio-economic background, we need systems in place to balance out the gaping chasm of inequality in our educational system. — Ron Walters is a senior in English literature, French, and global studies. He can be reached at rwalter5@utk.edu.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Relay for Life holds events come that students can get involved in. “This week is ‘Paint the Campus Purple’ week,” Hewgley said, “so we will be holding events all week. We had a successful tailgate last Saturday to kick off the week, raising over $300.” Today, the organization will be set up on Pedestrian Walkway handing out awareness ribbons, and later Cool Beans will sponsor a trivia night for the group. On Wednesday, Luminarias, paper balloons that float with candles inside, will be prepared. The Luminarias will be released on Pedestrian Walkway to remember the victims of cancer. On Thursday, the organization will again be on Pedestrian signing a memorial banner, and later, Hewgley said, “the real fun begins.” Partnering with the bars on Cumberland Avenue, or the Strip, the group has organized an event called “Paint the Strip Purple.” For $5, people can buy a wristband that will get them drink specials at all bars on the Strip. All proceeds from the wristband will go directly to the American Cancer Society. Most bars are offering 15 percent donation of the revenue from the drink specials. The last event for “Paint the Campus Purple” will be on Monday, Oct. 29 at Jason’s Deli. Patrons who buy a meal are encouraged to drop their receipt in the Relay for Life box on the way out and the restaurant will donate 15 percent of all purchases. Hewgley said this event is personally important to him. “My favorite part of Relay for Life is the Luminaria ceremony. My grandmother died of breast cancer before I was born, so it’s always emotional to remember stories of her at this memorial ceremony.”

Chris Cable Staff Writer With many organizations hosting events in recognition of breast cancer awareness month, Relay for Life, a group that focuses on raising funds for the disease, is encouraging students to support the cause. The organization hosts an annual race in the spring, but the group already has events lined up for this month. Andrea Bennett, senior in political science and the president of the executive planning committee for Relay for Life, said the event is committed to its cause. “Relay for Life is an all-night event that supports the American Cancer Society by raising funds and awareness. Our philosophy is that cancer doesn’t sleep, so for one night we won’t either,” Bennett said. Students on campus are encouraged to get active and try out some events. Bennett said that the best way to get involved is to “... join our planning committee by visiting relayutk.org or by creating a team to participate at relayforlife.org/utk.” Preston Hewgley, senior in biomedical engineering and growth board chairman for Relay for Life, said anyone on campus can find a way to get involved. “Relay for Life is one of the largest scale philanthropy events on this campus because we attract so many diverse organizations. From Greek organizations to clubs and sports teams, Relay for Life is a must-do event on this campus.” There are also more recent events happening now and in the weeks to

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Students examine and write on the graffiti walkway in Hodges Library in 2009.

Students celebrate National Day on Writing with typewriters, graffiti Sarah Mynatt Contributor To celebrate the art of writing, students found more than just books in Hodges Library on Monday. In celebration of the National Day on Writing, a graffiti walk and typewriters were displayed in the Hodges Library Galleria on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., where students could actively participate in writing, typing, drawing or reading. The National Day on Writing occurs annually on Oct. 20 and is celebrating its fourth year. The National Council of Teachers of English started NDOW and have encouraged universities and other schools to participate. “It’s almost impossible to imagine our lives without writing,” said Kirsten Benson, the Interim Director of Composition for the English Department. “The National Day on Writing is basically here to recognize writing in all its many forms and all its many types and purposes. I think that calling attention to (the) crucial role that writing plays is the whole purpose.”

The graffiti walk was spread along the floor of the galleria with phrases, words and even cartoons drawn on the paper. Typewriters were used by students to type out messages that could be displayed on a hanging clothesline or taken with them. A prompt box was also available for students to gather ideas about what to write. Many students who participated in the event took a particular interest in the oldstock typewriters. Students typed messages on computer paper as well as on postcards featuring an assortment of black and white pictures of people, animals and scenery. “I had never typed on a typewriter before,” Denham Hall, junior in mechanical engineering, said. “I think it’s really neat because there’s no re-edit. You can’t scratch and erase any of this stuff. ... It’s a different way to think about writing.” UT’s English Department, the Writing Center and also the University Library staff organized the event. They began planning the activities for the National Day on Writing in September and have hosted the event for the past four years. The typewriters were donated by

library staff members Tina Bentrup, Helen Galloway and Chris Caldwell. The National Day on Writing has been celebrated at UT by nearly 300 students and has had a range of different activities each year. For the first year, a poetry slam was featured as well as tables set up for students to write. Last year, student publications and a novel writing group set up tables outside of the library. This year was the first year that students have had access to typewriters. Student publications such as The Black Sheep, Pursuit, Grist, Phoenix and even The Daily Beacon were available at the event for students to look through, and candy was also available for students to enjoy. The National Council of Teachers of English has a different theme every year. This year’s theme was “What I Write.” NCEJ also had a goal to get #whatiwrite and #dayonwriting trending on Twitter. The English Department and library staff do not yet have plans for next year’s activities; however, students can look forward to participating in National Day on Writing again next year.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Sports Editor Lauren Kittrell

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Assistant Sports Editor Austin Bornheim abornhei@utk.edu

Leadership issue for Vols Lauren Kittrell Sports Editor

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Derek Dooley makes his way off the field in crutches after the 44-13 loss to the Crimson Tide.

Our lives are full of heroes and leaders. People who set examples and challenge us to become what we didn’t think was possible. They’re our coaches, our bosses and our friends. They’re in our favorite books and movies. They’re the people we want to implicate. They’re strong, self-sacrificing, mentally tough, pushing through physical and emotional pain with no thought to their own convenience or safety. Head coach Derek Dooley leads Tennessee’s football team, their coaches and their players. Dooley makes personal sacrifices for the team and Dooley takes the hit for every game and every loss. There’s no one to pass the buck to. He has made the sacrifices and he has done everything he can to coach to the best of his abilities. I’ll stand on this. Dooley is a positive in the program. He’s a good leader and he doesn’t take crap from anyone. I’ve said in the past that our greatest issue is having “talented” players who are overhyped. We have all watched star quarterback Tyler Bray fall apart and highly recruited wide receiver Justin Hunter drop catchable balls. On the defense, tackles are missed right and left and opposing teams are marching down the field.

I still don’t think the above is Dooley’s fault. I still don’t think he should be fired. BUT. Dooley disappointed me. He didn’t disappoint me when the team lost to Georgia or again when we lost to Mississippi State. He didn’t disappoint me when they lost 44-13 to Alabama. He disappointed me when he failed to make the sacrifices a great leader makes. He disappointed me when he didn’t try to push through physical and emotional pain with no thought to his own convenience or safety. While my above comment may sound harsh, I don’t expect that kind of commitment from just anyone. I do expect it from coaches and leaders. I expect that kind of commitment from people who should be their players’ hero. I said previously that Dooley was a good leader and I’ll stand by that. I’m no longer sure I’d say he was a great leader. A great leader would have overlooked the pain from his recent hip surgery and shown his players what it meant to do the “impossible.” If Dooley had thought about it, he would have stood on the sideline at Mississippi State and grinned. His decision to coach from the press box and again from a stool at the Alabama game shows a weakness that I find alarming. It isn’t the strong, John Wayne-style leadership this team needs.

Bray ‘too loose’ with the ball Austin Bornheim Assistant Sports Editor Tennessee’s gauntlet of an October schedule continues this week as the Volunteers travel to Columbia, S.C., to take on No. 13 South Carolina. “We have one more good shot against a top 10 kind of opponent,” head coach Derek Dooley said. “We have to keep believing in our abilities and believing in what we are doing because I believe in our guys and believe in what we are doing. We have to work at it with a little greater passion so we go in with the right confidence and mindset.” Dooley touched on the team’s inability to trust in the technique and process. Dooley was also critical of Tyler Bray and the amount of interceptions the quarterback has been throwing. “If he is loose with the ball, he is coming out of the game and we are going to play (Justin) Worley. And I told him that,” Dooley

said. “He is too loose with the football and he’s been too loose. That’s the way it is. We can’t win, we can’t beat these team(s) turning the ball over.” The Vols have lots to improve on as they prepare to take on the fourth ranked opponent in as many weeks. The defense struggled covering the deep ball against Alabama’s Crimson Tide, five completions of over 25 yards, and it has been a recurring problem for Tennessee. “Our corners getting some opportunity balls and kind of panicking in the deep part of the field, not trusting their technique, which I have seen them do it over and over and over and over,” Dooley said. “I’ve seen our linebackers match those patterns underneath over and over and we don’t do it.” Dooley also hinted that some underclassmen could get more playing time against South Carolina. “We’ve been wanting to integrate Dan (Gray) and Deion (Bonner) into games, but there level of consistency in practice (isn’t

there yet),” Dooley said. “I keep telling them that they have to inspire a little confidence in practice, but if we are not performing out there, we have to get some young guys in there who have a chance.” Gray has played in four games this year and recorded two tackles against Georgia State, and Bonner has played in all seven games but has yet to record a tackle on the year. Tennessee will also utilize defensive lineman Trevarris Saulsberry and JACK-linebacker Jordan Williams more as the season progresses. The head coach also addressed the injury to Zach Fulton. The offensive lineman went down in the second half against Alabama with an ankle injury. Dooley listed Fulton as doubtful. “We have Marcus (Jackson) and we have (Alex) Bullard so we will kind of see how it goes this week,” said Dooley. “Bullard helps us a little at tight end so we are kind of figuring that out right now.”

Matthew DeMaria • The Daily Beacon

Tyler Bray waits outside the locker room to enter the field against Alabama on Saturday.

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