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Issue 42, Volume 121

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Students feel effects of life and school Samantha Smoak Staff Writer Good grades, a social life and sleep. This infamous triangle has become a reality to many college students. Some students argue that it is impossible to have all three, while others swear it’s true. Cody Bancroft, freshman in architecture, said he doesn’t feel that there is a way for him to get a full night’s sleep, get all his work done and still have time for friends. Bancroft said that he loves to be with his friends, but he is rarely able to find the time to do so. “If I do hang out with friends … it makes for an even longer day,” Bancroft said. He is not alone. Christina Lulich, sophomore in architecture, said there is no way she could get eight hours of sleep, have time for friends and family, and get good grades. “It’s just not possible to devote enough time to each,” Lulich said. “It’s possible to get eight hours of sleep and still do all of that, but if I were to do that I would probably sacrifice my

grades, and the time spent with friends and family wouldn’t be quality and I wouldn’t be learning much from my schooling.” Often times, students revert to staying up all night, a choice for which consequences vary from student to student. “During the day, I don’t feel many effects,” Bancroft said. “It is when the lights go out at night that I see how tired I am.” Hallie King, junior in communication studies, said she feels the effects of an allnighter f o r

several days, and her recovery depends on a number of factors. “I probably feel the effects for two days, and how quickly I recover depends on what’s going on,” King said. “Like how much homework I’ve had to do, how much work I have to do at my job and how much sleep I’ve had previous to the all-nighter.” The frequencies of allnighters vary per students and majors, but the effects could spell trouble later in life. According to a new study by the Associated Professional S l e e p

Societies, 30 percent of working adults who receive less than six hours of sleep per night are four times more likely to suffer a stroke. Some students believe that they could get a full night of sleep if they managed their time more efficiently. Katherine Cahill, junior in English, said she feels she could get eight hours of sleep most nights if she really wanted to. “There would be always certain crunch times where I would have to stay up later, but I don’t think I would have to pull all-nighters,” Cahill said. “I could definitely prioritize more and procrastinate less.” For some, they are completely unnecessary. “It’s all a matter of time management,” said Nate Crilly, sophomore in food science and technology. “In my classes I have to be able to think,” he said. “It is of more benefit for me to have a good night’s sleep than to spend an extra couple of hours studying.” James Swart, freshman in biosystems engineering, agreed with Crilly. See ALL NIGHTERS on Page 3

Election news saturates social media Slam poet, activist to host workshop on gender theory David Cobb

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Primetime television slots, commercial spots, the Internet and newspaper space aren’t the only mediums being filled with constant chatter regarding the presidential election. For UT students Katie Rall, sophomore in biology, and Matt Kyker, junior in accounting, Twitter and Facebook have become saturated with Obama vs. Romney talk, too. “During the debate they’re pretty much full of commentary and most of it is uneducated, not very smart, kind of personal issues as opposed to actual debate issues,” Rall said. With Twitter, a site that wasn’t popular until after the 2008 election, reporting 6.5 million #debate tweets dispatched during Monday’s final presidential debate, it’s nearly unavoidable. Kyker doesn’t have a Twitter account, but he hasn’t been immune to the social media discussions. “Facebook, I mean we’re from the South, so people typically fall Republican,” Kyker said. “They’re trying to bash Obama about not answering questions and how he rails Romney for not having any specific plan, even though he does have the five point plan as a framework.” For Kyker, a Republican, those are the “more mature” arguments he says are presented by his friends via social media. Rall’s experience on debate nights has been different.

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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the second presidential debate on Oct. 16. “A lot of times people are commenting on appearance, or commenting on things that don’t actually have to do with the debate,” Rall said. “But most of the time (social media) are very full, and you can tell by the content of the comments who they’re voting for, even if they pretend they don’t know.” For a demographic comprised primarily of 18-21 year olds, the 2012 election is the first election that most college students are eligible to participate in, a dynamic that Kyker believes alters the level of interest that his fellow students show in the debates. “I think so, because in high school, they know that they can’t really vote, and they don’t really matter, or I guess that they feel like they don’t really matter,” Kyker said. “And those aren’t the

things that they’re interested in. They’re not really thinking ‘Oh, I want to get a job when I graduate’ or ‘Oh, I want to fix this social issue.’ In high school you kind of get in a click and you don’t really experience those things unless you’re on the negative end I feel like.” Rall believes that students are more politically aware now than they have been previously in their lives, but not necessarily about important issues. “I don’t know that I would say people care more,” Rall said. “I feel like people are paying more attention to it, which is good. But I don’t know necessarily that they’re paying more attention to it for a purpose. I feel like they’re paying more attention to it because right now it’s prevalent, and their friends may be paying more attention, so they will too. “Yet they’re going to comment on it and try and influence other people’s decisions, when in fact they don’t actually care about the elections and don’t actually care about the debates.” For Kyker, talk on social media doesn’t affect his opinion of what he sees as the primary issue. “We’re kind of in a bubble,” Kyker said. “We don’t really see all the economic impacts because we’re in college. So the prevalent issues in our lives are social issues. But that’s not the prevalent issue in America. What we’re here for is to get a job, and we’re not going to have a job when we get out of college if we don’t get the economy working.” Twitter has been successfully inundated with political opinions during the debates. But it might break on Nov. 6 when the election finally happens.

Radio club, scouts use ham radio RJ Vogt News Editor The Third Saturday in October has lost its luster in recent years, as the Vols have lost the past six games against Alabama. For UT’s Amateur Radio Club, however, The Third Saturday in October has a different meaning. Every year, the Boy and Girl Scouts of America participate in the “Jamboreeon-the-Air” on October’s third Saturday, a chance for members to contact other scouts around the globe. They also gain experience with amateur radio, known


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commonly as ham radio. A handful of students and an alumna were on hand to help the scouts learn the basics of twoway radio communication. “We presented a class to them about amateur radio, and how to use the radio,” Bobbie Williams, the advisor and call trustee for the club, said. “Following the class we let them talk on the radio using several different frequencies.” With two different radios set up, the club had access to both short range and long range frequencies. Williams said that the new amateur radio buffs were able to make contact with other scouts, despite poor weather conditions. They enjoyed a chance to surf the airwaves,

almost to the point of exhaustion. “They had a blast, one of them was so tired he just about fell asleep,” Williams laughed. Michael Miceli, a sophomore in linguistics and the current club president, said he thought the scouts specifically enjoyed connecting with their fellows hundreds of miles away. “I could tell that the thing that they enjoyed the most was contacting people out of state and out of the country,” he said. He added that the club will likely continue to help the jamboree take place. See RADIO CLUB on Page 3

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Andrea Gibson, a poet and activist, performs one of her spoken word pieces.

Justin Joo Staff Writer Gender can be more than just a two-way street, and UT students can learn about it from a slam poet. The Lambda Student Union will be hosting a Gender Theory Workshop with Andrea Gibson today from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Hodges Library, Room 251. Gender theory is the study of how gender plays out in a variety of topics, such history, race, political science and anthropology, just to name a few. A major concept in gender theory is that gender is not divided into two simple subsets of male and female. Caitlin Miller, president of Lambda and senior in philosophy, said that the workshop will focus on that aspect of gender theory. “Society perceives gender roles to be one way,” Miller said. “Females are supposed to be this. Males are sup-

posed to be this. And (Gibson’s) point is that gender is more fluid. … You’re not stuck in any expectations based on your anatomy.” Miller said that she doesn’t know exactly how Gibson will present the workshop and that it will be a surprise to both Lambda and the audience. “She should bring poems and prompts for discussion,” Miller said. “She talks a lot about gender norms in poems, gender roles and gender binary, so I’m imagining it will involve some of those things.” The ultimate goal of the event is for students to have a better understanding of how gender norms play into people’s lives and how gender is not necessarily tied to a person’s sex. Miller said that even people who know little-to-nothing about gender theory could still benefit from Gibson’s workshop. See LAMBDA on Page 3

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1901 — First barrel ride down Niagara Falls

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Kelton Carter and Korry Denzel, seniors in graphic design, work together to complete a woodworking structure in the Art and Architecture building on Oct. 18.

On this day in 1901, a 63year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel. After her husband died in the Civil War, the New Yorkborn Taylor moved all over the U. S. before settling in Bay City, Michigan, around 1898. In July 1901, while reading an article about the

Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, she learned of the growing popularity of two enormous waterfalls located on the border of upstate New York and Canada. Strapped for cash and seeking fame, Taylor came up with the perfect attention-getting stunt: She would go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. 1917 — Battle of Caporetto On this day in 1917, a combined German and Austro-Hungarian force scores one of the most crushing victories of World War I, decimating the Italian line along the northern stretch of the Isonzo River in the Battle of Caporetto, also known as the Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo, or the Battle of Karfreit (to the Germans). By the autumn of 1917, Italian Commander in Chief Luigi Cadorna’s strategy of successive offensives near the Isonzo River in northern Italy—11 Italian attacks since May 1915 preceded the Austrian assault at Caporetto—had cost the Italians heavy casualties for an advance of less than seven miles, only one third of the way towards their preliminary objective, the city of Trieste on the Adriatic Sea. Despite this, the wave of Italian attacks had also taken a serious toll on Austro-Hungarian resources in the region. Indeed, in the wake of the Eleventh Battle of the Isonzo in August 1917, Austria’s positions around the city of Gorizia were dangerously close to collapse. As a result, the German Supreme Command, led by Paul von Hindenburg and Erich Ludendorff, determined with their Austrian counterpart, Arz von Straussenberg, to launch a combined operation against the Italians, intended for mid-September. 1951 — Truman declares war with Germany officially over On this day in 1951,

President Harry Truman finally proclaims that the nation's war with Germany, begun in 1941, is officially over. Fighting had ended in the spring of 1945. Most Americans assumed that the war with Germany had ended with the cessation of hostilities six years earlier. In fact, a treaty with Germany had not been signed. Complicating the treaty process was the status of territory within what was formerly the German state. Following the Second World War, the major Western powers (U.S., Britain and France) and the Soviets agreed to divide the country, including the capital city of Berlin, into democratic and communist-controlled sectors. Both East and West Berlin ended up within the Soviet-controlled territory of East Germany and the capital became the epicenter of increasing tensions between the West and Soviet Russia. Each side claimed the other had violated post-war treaties regarding their respective spheres of influence in post-war Europe. The conflict over Berlin came to a head in June 1948 when Stalin ordered a blockade of the city. Truman did not want to abandon Berlin to the Soviets and ordered an airlift to supply the western sectors with food and fuel. The treaty process was put on hold until the Western powers could agree on what to do about Berlin. A Soviet atomic weapons test on October 3, 1951, increased the tension. In his proclamation on this day, Truman stated that it had always been America's hope to create a treaty of peace with the government of a united and free Germany, but that Soviet policy had "made it impossible." The official end to the war came 10 years and two months after Congress had declared open war with Nazi Germany on December 11, 1941. — This Day in History is courtesy of

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CAMPUS NEWS RADIO CLUB continued from Page 1 "Any opportunity for us to use the radio all day long is exciting, so I could definitely see us doing this again next year,” Miceli said. Amateur radio hobbyists, though not especially prevalent on campus, possess a useful skill. When power lines and cell towers are taken out by natural disasters, amateur radio often provides life-saving communication, as evidenced by 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. The club may not be on many current students’ radars, but it has a storied history at UT. As recently as 2008, the club sent a radio balloon dubbed “The Spirit

LAMBDA continued from Page 1 “Lambda is hoping that (students) come away with a new appreciation for gender,” Miller said. “A lot of people don’t know the difference between gender and sex, so if they come in not knowing even that, we'll feel accomplished.” Gibson is an award-winning poet, whose work focuses primarily on LGBTQ subject matter and gender norms. She is also an activist who has performed at many events for LGBTQ, anti-war and Take Back the Night. Gibson performed at the Black Culture Center

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of Knoxville” nearly all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. The 40-hour flight covered over 3,000 miles before coming down 200 miles from the coast of Ireland. During the journey, over 13 million hits were received by their Web site, “We just had a special event with the Florida amateur radio club,” Williams said. “Before the game that day we … were on the air contacting people, we made probably 150 contacts that day.” Next Thursday the club will have an exhibit at Engineering Day, with a low power QPR station set up. Later this semester, they will join forces with amateur radio clubs across the SEC to cover the SEC Championship game.

on Tuesday, at an event also organized by Lambda. The workshop will be a continuation of her visit to UT. Planning for Gibson’s visit started as far back as last January. Once the early back-and-forth scheduling was done, Miller said that Gibson presented options to Lambda on the topic she would cover at the workshop. While a more poetry-focused presentation was also available, Miller said that the gender theory workshop won out in the end because Lambda felt that it would be more beneficial to the campus. “We decided gender theory was a good match for Lambda,” Miller explained. “We liked the topic she talks about, a lot of queer issues. We

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A UT Amateur Radio Club member helps a cub scout speak through a ham radio operator on Oct. 20.

just thought it would be a really good event for Knoxville to have. “I'm very excited for the workshop,” Miller added. “I think it will be a great event for UT. We don’t have a lot of well-known LGBTQ activists that come to UT, so I think it will be exciting.” Jennifer Dobbins, Lambda vice-president and senior in political science, shares Miller’s excitement. “She has a lot of interesting ideas about gender,” Dobbins said. “And she does a really good job expressing that gender is more than just a binary in her poetry. … I think that it will be a really interesting experience for the UT student body at large.”

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And like Miller, Dobbins hopes that those attending Gibson’s workshop will come away with greater wisdom on gender and how it plays out in a person’s life. “Gender is more than just biological specs,” Dobbins said. “It’s more of the way that a person presents and expresses themselves, and they have far more than just two options: male and female.” The workshop is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. For those interested in Gibson and her work, visit her website at To learn more about Lambda, visit

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Resting right outside the edge of campus, this concrete slab has remained an eye-sore for many students and visitors alike.

“I do believe that I would be able to complete all my work, socialize and receive eight hours of sleep while at school, and I believe most other students would be able to as well,” he said. To avoid having to stay up all night to finish homework, Swart uses the free time in his day to increase his productivity. “I find that using breaks between classes to work on homework or study is very effective,” Swart said. “Doing so allows me to accomplish things and cross them off my list of things to do after classes end for the day. Using effective time management strategies, Swart is able to have all three elements on the triangle mentioned previously. “Accomplishing those things (during the day) allows for time to socialize instead of working late into the night, and then allows me to go to sleep at a decent time,” he said.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


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Editor’s Note Foreign policy debate misses mark Blair Kuykendall Editor-in-Chief I’m so tired of hearing politicians call each other liars. Tell us something we don’t know. The presidential candidates faced off in the final debate on Monday evening. The debate centered on foreign policy, and started with a discussion about the Middle East, followed by discussion of Syria, Iranian nuclear ambitions, Iraq and China. The purpose of this column is not to address a winner or loser in the debate, but rather to address some of my concerns about the debate as whole. First off, I will say that I’m glad they were seated this time. I feel like this made their interaction a debate, as opposed to the near slap-fight that occurred last time. Even with added decorum, there was little content that merits lengthy discussion. As is typical, rhetoric flowed freely from both sides of the table. That brings us to my main question. Why was this strictly a foreign policy debate? I still can’t figure out who decided to relegate the last prime-time presidential debate to the exclusive discussion of foreign affairs. No one’s saying our foreign policy is not important. Right now, though, America has got to get its domestic policy back on track. Our economy is barely limping along, the fiscal situation is in shambles, and our middle class has almost disappeared. These are the issues Americans want to hear about. The candidates understand that. Both Romney and Obama continued to revert back to commentary on domestic issues, while moderator Bob Schieffer tried wholeheartedly to direct them to the debate’s intended purpose. The president hit the nail on the head when he said that we are

no longer capable of doing nation-building around the world. He went on to highlight the importance of nation-building here at home. (This, ironically, is a slogan espoused by Thomas L. Friedman, but I’m choosing to omit that detail out of a reluctance to burden you with even more punditry this election season.) Romney took a domestic approach as well, reciting his five-point plan in full as an addendum to one of his answers. Both candidates were well rehearsed, and knew their audience. They fought to interject as much thought on the market into the discussion as possible, and their practiced lines on foreign policy almost seemed to get in the way at certain times. When the discussion turned to China, both candidates swapped strategies for dealing with the nation’s alleged “cheating.” The relative importance of domestic and foreign policy, I believe, highlights a fundamental shift in America’s position worldwide. Sure, the U.S. is and will continue to be a major player in global affairs. However, the U.S. is simply not in a position to police the world as we have endeavored to do in the past. The sad reality, which no one wants to discuss, is that we no longer have the financial leeway to intervene regularly across the globe, even if Americans could agree intervention was the right course. Prolonged conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have left our military reserves taxed and our government dole depleted. We have too many problems of our own to fix before we will be in the position to meaningfully aid other nations again. Americans tuning in on Monday night (assuming they made it to the third debate) were looking for a leader who can make substantial steps toward improving our economic situation and articulately handle our relationships abroad. I’m not sure they walked away with either. — Blair Kuykendall is a senior in College Scholars and economics. She can be reached at



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Voter ID laws hamper elections T he Fourth B ra n c h by

Eric Dixon This year’s general election marks the first time that Tennesseans will be voting under the new voter identification laws. Tennessee is one of only five states where “strict” photo ID requirements are in place for the 2012 general election — which means that residents will have to provide a specific type of photo ID when voting. There are only six types of ID that are considered acceptable: a Tennessee driver’s license with a photo, a U.S. Passport, a photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, a photo ID issued by the federal or any state government, a U.S. Military photo ID or a Stateissued handgun carry permit with a photo. All other forms of photo ID (that are not issued by the federal or state government), such as student IDs, are deemed unacceptable under the new law. The law does grant some exceptions, such as for senior citizens in nursing homes and absentee voters. Also, those who lack proper identification can obtain a free photo ID at certain DMV locations. Those in opposition to this law claim that it disenfranchises voters, especially young voters, the elderly, African Americans, Hispanics and those suffering from homelessness. Earlier this year, civil rights attorney George Barrett filed a lawsuit on behalf of the city of Memphis and two local residents. Barrett claimed that 390,000 registered voters in Tennessee do not have identification that meets the requirements listed above, and that around 105,000 of that number are 60 or older. He also deemed the new law unconstitutional, because our state constitution only requires proof of legal age, residency and registration. However, it was ruled that residents of Shelby County were not harmed by the new law, and in regard to the law being constitutional, the judge said, “Voting procedures have evolved over the years.” Most students at UT possess forms of identification

other than university-issued IDs. However, other citizens of Tennessee aren’t as lucky. William Jennings, professor of political science, explains that his 98-year-old grandmother had to go through numerous hoops to obtain a photo ID in Johnson City. Jennings said, “After hours assembling documents and two trips to the DMV (each involved extensive waiting), my grandmother procured her voter identity card. Such ridiculous obstacles to voting are anathema to a democracy and a country as noble as America. More than 300,000 Tennesseans do not even live in a county with a DMV office where they can obtain a new voter photo identification card.” Whether or not this new law will affect voter turnout is unclear, but it is possible that the law will discourage citizens from voting in the election and worsen our already low voter turnout rates. Although Jennings’ grandmother was able to procure the correct documentation to obtain identification, others may not have the time or means to do so. For instance, those suffering from homelessness often lose birth certificates, social security cards and other documentation required of them to obtain photo identification. And getting that kind of documentation often involves time, money and transportation, all things that those suffering from homelessness and poverty do not have. Some staunch critics of the new laws have noted that those groups that are least likely to have the required IDs or that will face the biggest obstacles in obtaining them are groups that tend to vote Democrat. Though there is some evidence to support this claim, and it certainly warrants further examination, it’s not totally clear what results the laws may have on partisan voting. Regardless of political ideology, Americans are most passionate about democracy and the political process by which we decide all other issues. What makes these new laws so important for both Democrats and Republicans alike is that the laws represent a hampering of that political process we hold in such high esteem. — Eric Dixon is a senior in philosophy. The above column was co-written with Rachel McKane, UT graduate in global studies. Eric can be reached at

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After another beatdown at the hands of Alabama, many members of the Volunteer nation are clamoring for head coach Derek Dooley to be fired. However, there is still a large sect that says he needs more time. In this column, I am going to give my opinions on two of the most prevalent arguments I have heard against firing Derek Dooley. He hasn’t had enough time: In the grand scheme of things, three years does not seem like a long time to build a program. However, history suggests otherwise. As I said in an earlier column, Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Les Miles and Gene Chizik all won national titles within their first three years. What I didn’t say was that Bobby Petrino won 10 games in his third season at Arkansas, Mark Richt finished his second season ranked 3rd in the BCS after winning 13 games, and Will Muschamp currently has the Florida Gators ranked 2nd in his second season as head coach. I understand that not all these coaches are still at their SEC schools, but they’ve coached there recently enough to be relevant. The point is, if you aren’t getting the job done by your third season, you probably aren’t going to be. There are too many heavyweights to push you around, and Dooley hasn’t done himself any favors by not winning any games as an underdog in the SEC. We don’t have the money to fire him: This is probably the most ridiculous excuse I’ve heard yet. As many of you have probably read, the UT athletic department posted a $4 million loss in the 2011-2012 school year. That leaves the department with below $2 million in reserves for the immediate future. First off, we

have reserves. This indicates that UT actually has room to maneuver here. It’s not as if they are operating in debt. Second, this number doesn’t take into account the fluctuating donations of boosters that coincide with the current situation. For example, random wealthy booster X might make a standard yearly donation of $1 million. However, if he is dissatisfied with the coach, he may donate $3 million for one year to help buy out said coach’s contract. Therefore, the numbers of last year correlate very weakly to the giving power of said boosters. In layman’s terms, the fact that UT lost money last year doesn’t mean that our boosters suddenly lost all of their money, too. UT’s largest booster, Jimmy Haslam, just spent $1 billion to purchase the Cleveland Browns. I’m going to write that one more time for emphasis. He spent $1 billion, with a “B.” He probably didn’t offer it all straight up, but still. He’s obviously not hurting. He only BEGINS the long list of major boosters, and they understand it will take an investment upfront to bring a higher-quality product to the field. If UT wants to fire Dooley, they will get the money, no question. Dooley is never going to trump Nick Saban or Mark Richt on coaching ability. Swap our team with Alabama’s at the beginning of the season, and Saban still runs the score up on Dooley on Oct. 20th. Even if Dooley wins out the season, UT needs to ask itself if it is satisfied with 8-4 seasons and half empty stadiums. If so, Dooley is our man. If not, then it’s time for a change. Shameless Plug of the Week: If you are looking for a fun, cheap and conveniently located haunted house to go to this Halloween season, hit up the Reese Hall Haunted House on Oct. 29-30 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. It’s always terrifying, and all proceeds go to benefit Habitat for Humanity. — Hunter Tipton is a senior in biology. He can be reached at

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Former frontman Adler goes solo Jessica Vinge Staff Writer Cisco Adler returns to his island roots with the release of his debut solo album, “Aloha.” Adler previously worked with rapper Shwayze, having released three studio albums with him in the last four years. Adler is the former frontman of the rock band Whitestarr, having released two albums with the group in 2006 and 2007. Adler produced and engineered “Aloha” himself through his Malibu-based indie label, Bananabeat Records, over a six month period of time. This pop album blends rock, reggae and hip-hop, making it the perfect island album. With this album, Adler is showing what he can do and what he can produce as a solo artist. Coming in two parts, Adler released the first six songs of the album as an EP at the beginning of July. The EP featured the songs Adler refers to as the summer jams. The complete album was released for download on Oct. 22. Adler grew up in Hawaii and Malibu, so being on the beach is just a way of life for him. An album full of summer tunes and island vibes coming from him is not at all a surprise. The album as a whole is meant to get people thinking about the summer they just had. Aloha not only features Adler as a soloist, but also features several other little known artists such as rapper G-Love, Don Carlos,

Mod Sun and Pat Brown. The album features a nice blend of feel good tunes as well tracks you can dance to. Either way, the songs on this album are the type to turn on for a relaxing day spent with friends or loved ones. The lead track, “You’re a Fool,” features GLove. This feel good track, which fuses touches of reggae into the beat, is about realizing what life is and being happy with what you have in life. The second track on the album, “Boom Boom Boom,” also highlights Adler’s reggae influence. Reggae legend Don Carlos creates a very different sort of sound on this track — a sound that audiences may not be familiar with after hearing the more hip-hop side of Adler with Shwayze in past years. The third track on the album, “Classic,” involves pop aspects in the music, while the lyrics deny being any of the genres Adler has put on the album by saying, “This ain’t a rap song, baby it’s a love song. This ain’t love song, baby it’s a summer jam. This ain’t a summer jam, baby it’s a classic.” “Classic” is an upbeat song about a typical summer day on the beach with fun lyrics that are easy to find yourself singing to yourself later in the day. The tenth track on the album, “You and I,” also shows Adler’s pop side with an upbeat tune that’s easy to move to. This is one of the few love songs on the album with lyrics describing a carefree life with the one you

songs infusing different genres of music to create a unique combination. Anyone should be able to find a song on this album that fits into their music preference, whether it’s pop, rock, hip-hop or reggae. Adler is currently on a cross-country tour with The Expendables and Iration, which will end in Los Angeles on Nov. 9.

love on the beach. Adler slows it down with the 11th track, “California in the Winter.” The mostly acoustic song describes the unchanging climate of Southern California, creating a constant summer feel while keeping that summer love through the winter months. Overall, this is a great album with upbeat

• Photo courtesy of Cisco Adler

Court rules on lap dancing in New York The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — Lap dances are taxable because they don’t promote culture in a community the way ballet or other artistic endeavors do, New York’s highest court concluded Tuesday in a sharply divided ruling. The court split 4-3, with the dissenting judges saying there’s no distinction in state law between “highbrow dance and lowbrow dance,” so the case raises “significant constitutional problems.” The lawsuit was filed by Nite Moves in suburban Albany, which was arguing

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ever artistic or athletic their practiced moves are, was also not a qualifying performance entitled to exempt status,” wrote Judges Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, Victoria Graffeo, Eugene Pigott Jr. and Theodore Jones Jr. In the dissent, Judge Robert Smith wrote that it was a question of what the law and regulations actually say. The law defines a “dramatic or musical arts admission charge” for “a live dramatic, choreographic or musical performance,” he noted. Choreography means dance, and clearly the women at Nite Moves dance, he wrote.

dances done onstage around a pole, as well as for lap dances or private dances. W. Anderson McCullough, attorney for the club, said he and his client were bitterly disappointed by the judges’ ruling. “We thought they were listening, and some of them were,” he said. If ice shows with intricately choreographed ice-dancing routines to music haven’t been regarded by lawmakers as qualifying, then it was “surely ... not irrational” for the tribunal “to conclude that a club presenting performances by women gyrating on a pole to music, how-

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Sports Editor Lauren Kittrell


Assistant Sports Editor Austin Bornheim

Vols look for win Lauren Kittrell Sports Editor The Tennessee Volunteers are in a tough spot. Coming off their third consecutive loss, and the fourth in their conference, the Vols (3-4, 0-4 SEC) have been beaten and battered both physically and mentally. Head coach Derek Dooley said that the losses have been the most difficult aspect for the team. “It’s tough physically, it’s tough mentally and emotionally, but that is life in the SEC and everybody goes through some stretches,” Dooley said. “The toughest thing is your energy and your spirit (are) a little bit better when you can get a W and we haven’t been able to do that yet.” Dooley said one positive has been the team’s consistency in practice habits and routines. “From fall camp to N.C. State week to Florida week it has been pretty consistent,” Dooley said. “This team has been like this all year. That doesn’t mean we aren’t all hurting a little bit, but we have to dust it off and get a little confidence going.” Regardless, the team seems to have been in a bit of a slump. Junior wide receiver Justin Hunter said Tuesday’s practice was a great improvement from the preceding days and weeks. “I know the coaches liked it a lot. They said we ran the tempo really fast, everybody made their assignments and everybody caught the ball really well,” Hunter said. “After the game (on Saturday), coach had

a good talk with everybody, saying that if we are tired of losing we should practice with a really good purpose today and show it on the field.” Hunter, who tied the Vol’s record with 17 receptions in the first two games of the season, has had nine receptions for a total of 157 yards and no touchdowns over the last three games (all against SEC teams). Dooley said this is something he’s working on in practice. “Justin had a great swagger coming into the year and we have to get that back,” he said. In his defense, Hunter said the expectations are overwhelming. “Everybody expects you to catch every pass, even the hard ones and the ones that go out of bounds,” he said. “I think I’ve been doing everything mostly right on the field, but one drop is what everybody is going to look at.” With only a few more days of practice left before the next game, the Vols need to keep up the hard work in practice in order to pull out their first SEC win as they face the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday.

Tara Sripunvoraskul • The Daily Beacon

Martin future of UT athletics

Austin Bornheim Assistant Sports Editor Things don’t seem to be going very well in the world of Tennessee athletics, wouldn’t you say? It seems that most of Knoxville wants Dooley run out of town for this reason or that, the football team has yet to record a meaningful SEC win and the women’s basketball program is continuing to catch flack for the alleged treatment of Debby Jennings, Pat Summitt and other female athletic department employees. Both the Dooley and Jennings situations don’t seem to be coming to an end in the foreseeable future, so Volunteer fans need something to take their minds off the pain and turmoil of supporting the Big Orange right now. The remedy? Cuonzo Martin. Martin is in control, has a plan and is the clear-cut face of his program. This is not to knock the new women’s head coach Holly Warlick. She has the considerable task of replacing the most important and influential coach in women’s basketball history, and Summitt still has an active role in the program. Neither is it a knock to Dave Serrano or Ralph and Karen Weekly because they are running good programs as well. But honestly, how many of you went to more than five baseball or softball games last season? I’m going to go ahead and say the number isn’t that high. Martin took over a basketball program that was under investi-

gation as his first season started and he took the team that was suppose to finish in the cellar of the SEC and coached them to second in the East, behind National Champion Kentucky. Martin also has a plan — go out and recruit smart basketball players, not just athletes. And you know what? He’s really good at it. He brought in Jarnell Stokes last season, got a commitment from five-star recruit Robert Hubbs for 2013 and seems to have really impressed another five-star recruit, Austin Nichols, this past weekend. Most importantly, Martin is the face of his program. To me, that is a mark of a great coach — it’s not the only one, but it matters. It says he has control of his players and the direction of his

program. Look at Nick Saban. He has great high-profile players, but Nick Saban is Alabama. John Calipari is Kentucky, Mike Krzyzewski is Duke, Pat Summitt was the Lady Vols. I asked Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon how it felt to be a fan favorite and one of the faces of the basketball team at Media Day a few weeks back. His response: “I’m not a face of the program. Coach Martin is.” That says it all. It’s the opposite for the football program. Tennessee has been making the same mistake for three years and players don’t seem to buy into the system. Tyler Bray is skipping press conferences and Da’Rick Rogers continually crossed the line to the point where Tennessee had

no choice but to kick him off. Do you think they would give the same response to that question? This isn’t to roast Dooley, but rather to highlight Martin and what he’s doing. With Summitt starting to step out of the Knoxville limelight, it is Martin who is stepping up to take her place. He is doing it in his own way, but has endeared himself to the Tennessee fan base. The process began in March of 2011, and is picking up steam. So, if you are sad about the state of Tennessee athletics, are new to Rocky Top or just aren’t a believer yet, take note. — Austin Bornheim is a senior in Journalism and Electronic Media. He can be reached at

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