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UT awarded engineering grant for research Wade Scofield Staff Writer Earlier this month, The National Science Foundation (NSF) and United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced a five-year endowment to UT with an $18 million award to build an engineering research center. UT was selected in this extensive process because of the talented group of researchers at UT and partner universities, strong industry support and announced national importance of modernizing the power transmission system. More than 100 institutions submitted pre-proposals, which were eventually narrowed down to 40 proposals and then to 11 site visits. Finally, the NSF and DOE selected four schools to collaborate on the center: UT as the lead institution, along with Northeastern University, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Tuskegee University. Called the Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT), the grid is billed as a revolutionary step in how the nation allocates its energy efficiently. The center’s website,, lists the vision for CURENT as a “nation-wide or continent-wide transmission grid that is fully monitored and dynamically controlled in realtime for high efficiency, high reliability, low cost, better accommodation of renewable energy sources, full utilization of energy storage, and accommodation of responsive load.” “Technically speaking, a smart grid allows much greater flexibility in power system operations, improved efficiency, simpler integration of renewable resources, new load controls and increased reliability,” Dr. Kevin Tomsovic, electrical engineering and computer science department head, said. “What this means is there will be lots of new, exciting, breakthrough research, ‘pioneering work,’ taking place in the electric power and energy area at UT.” Fred Wang, professor of

electrical engineering and computer science, said. “There are opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate research opportunities. In addition, many more industries will be interacting with us, creating more opportunities for students.” Leon Tolbert, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, said, “Several states have standards of percent energy renewal, but no one has looked at how we control the grid.” “Education is a key component of the center and we will have a host of outreach activities, research experiences for undergraduate students as well as a large team of graduate student researchers,” Tomsovic said. “Students will have the opportunity to both learn about this field and contribute to the state-of-the-art. Less directly, but perhaps more importantly for our students, this adds greatly to the reputation of UT. CURENT establishes UT as a leader in power system engineering and showcases UT as a rising star among engineering colleges.” “This will bring a lot of visibility to our program,” Tolbert said. “CURENT will bring higher caliber graduate students as well as more industries looking to hire our graduate and undergraduate students. Additionally, our students working with CURENT will be very active. We hope to have high school students and teachers come to our center and have our students go to middle schools and high schools to talk about electrical engineering.” The NSF-DOE award and upcoming five-year development of the CURENT smart grid are steps in the university’s process in becoming a top 25 public institution. Combined with the newly constructed Min Kao Building, CURENT is expected to draw some of the most outstanding undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering students in the country to Knoxville, give UT students some unique opportunities and help shape the future of the way the United States allocates and monitors energy.

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Students walk past Ferris Hall on a sunny Monday, Feb. 14. Ferris houses UT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, to which the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy recently awarded an $18 million endowment for a new engineering research center.

Pro wakeboarders visit UT team

After a 10-minute ride, the Red Bull truck and accompanying UT team pulled up at the river ready to jettison their speed Staff Writer boat and hit some wake. Eleven riders crammed into a boat and, after a pit stop for This past week, Red Bull USA professional wakeboarders Adam Errington and J. D. Webb hit the water with the UT fuel, made their way up the river as equipment was sorted and wakeboard team ahead of the final stop of the 2011 MasterCraft checked. First into the river was UT wakeboarder Ben Dorton, senior Pro Wakeboard Series at Volunteer Landing. Arriving on Volunteer Boulevard near the UC, the UT team in forestry and wildlife. Though still recovering from a previous was greeted by the Red Bull truck, complete with two large knee injury, Dorton impressed onlookers with his wakeboarding skill. amplifiers, turning the street into an open party. In charge of the Errington handed boat and creating the out Red Bull to wake was 21-year-old intrigued passers-by, Brad Riddick, junior and Red Bull worked to in accounting and make sure the Vols finance and president enjoyed the hospitality. of the UT wakeboard After a 20-minute team. wait and a vast conAfter Dorton rode sumption of the energy the wake for a bit, the drink, they were all rest of the UT team fired up and ready to performed under the go. tutelage of Errington Four of the riders and Webb. jumped into the back of Webb said he was a truck and the rest folimpressed. lowed by convoy to the “Everyone riding team’s moored today is killing it. It’s MasterCraft speed boat really cool to ride at Volunteer Landing. with a bunch of peoWebb, 24 from ple you’ve never ridOrlando, Fla., has been den with before,” wakeboarding for 15 Webb said. “It’s great years and was excited just to watch everyto hang with the UT one progress, give team. He said he them some tips and always loves coming to hopefully they’ll Knoxville. progress to that next “I’ve always had step.” great experiences After a couple here,” he said. “You hours on the water, it guys have a great setup was time to head down by the river. It’s a back in, with Webb joy to ride here. I hope having some sage I can pass on some tips advice for the to the UT team and Tennessee riders. maybe get them riding “Always have fun, with a little bit more keep them teeth confidence.” showing, smile and Errington, 23 from George Richardson • The Daily Beacon Orlando, Fla., is a rising Shota Tezuka does a flip over the wake while competing in the 2011 don’t take it too seristar in wakeboarding MasterCraft Pro Wakeboarding Series on Sunday, Aug. 28. The ously — it’ll ruin it,” and has gone from Series brought many of the best names in wakeboarding to Webb said to the strength to strength Knoxville, including two Red Bull team riders who spent the week team. After a successful since he was crowned with members of the UT wakeboarding team day out on the river Rookie of the Year in the Vols packed up their equipment and looked forward to put2007. He agrees that Knoxville is a great place to come ride. “This area has some great waterways and lakes, and it’s ting their skills into action. The Red Bull pros set their sights always a pleasure to come here and also sweet that we can hang on glory at the weekend’s MasterCraft Series finale. The UT team will be in action again at the Boomsday Rail with the UT team and maybe give them some tips,” Errington Jam II on Neyland Drive Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. said.

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Polygamist hospitalized after fasting The Associated Press HOUSTON — Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was hospitalized in critical condition Monday after telling corrections officers he’s fasted in the weeks since receiving a life sentence for sexually assaulting underage followers he took as spiritual brides, a prison official said. The 55-year-old head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, who has a history of refusing to eat while incarcerated, was stable, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Michelle Lyons told The Associated Press. It was uncertain how long he would be hospitalized. Jeffs attorney Emily Detoto told the AP her client “hasn’t been feeling well” and was taken to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler on Sunday night. She declined to elaborate. Lyons said Jeffs told corrections officers he’s fasted in the time since his conviction earlier this month, though it was not immediately clear how long he’d gone without food before being hospitalized. During Jeffs’ trial, prosecutors used DNA evidence to show he fathered a child with a 15-year-old and played an audio recording of what they said was him sexually assaulting a 12-year-old. Both were among 24 underage wives who prosecutors said Jeffs collected. Court documents show Jeffs tried to hang himself in January 2007 while awaiting trial on rape charges in Washington County, Utah. He also threw himself against the walls of his cell and banged his head, although he later told a mental health expert he really wasn’t trying to kill himself. During a visit with a brother that same month that was videotaped by jail officials, Jeffs said he’d been fasting for

three days and remained awake during the night. Days later, he was taken to a hospital and given medication for depression. The court documents said he’d lost 30 pounds, was dehydrated and suffering from sleep deprivation. Jeffs also had to be temporarily force-fed in 2009 while in the Kingman, Ariz., jail. In Texas, Jeffs has been in protective custody, which is among the most restrictive forms of imprisonment in the state. He was to be alone in his cell daily, not be involved in any work programs and to be out of his cell only to shower and for recreation by himself. Jeffs is among only 85 inmates in the 156,000-prisoner Texas corrections system to be assigned protective custody. The life sentence was the harshest possible for Jeffs’ convictions and he isn’t eligible for parole until he is at least 100 years old. He had been in a Huntsville prison immediately after his trial, then was moved last week to the Powledge Unit outside Palestine, about 100 miles southeast of Dallas. Former church members have said Jeffs likely would continue to lead his Utahbased church from inside prison and that his followers likely still revere him as a prophet despite the considerable evidence presented at his trial showing he sexually assaulted girls as young as 12. The basic principles of Jeffs’ fundamentalist sect are rooted in polygamy, a legacy of early Mormon church teachings that held plural marriage brought exaltation in heaven. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the mainstream Mormon church, abandoned the practice in 1890 as a condition of Utah’s statehood and excommunicates members who engage in the practice.

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Members of the community browse through the offerings at the UT Famers Market on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The Farmers Market meets at UT Gardens and will run through October.



Wednesday, Aug. 24 8:39 p.m. — Officer on property check of Fraternity Park came into contact with a suspicious individual near the Lambda Chi Alpha house. After finding an illegal substance on the male, the officer issued a misdemeanor citation. Thursday, Aug. 25 2:30 p.m. — Report of theft in G-11 parking garage. Victim stated that the emblem of his car had been removed without his consent. Officer found pry marks on the victim’s car validating the victim’s claim. Friday, Aug. 26 3:14 a.m. — Officer dispatched to the Strip after a report of gunfire near First Tennessee Bank. Upon arrival, shell casings were found but witnesses could not provide a full testimony due to the level of their intoxication. The officer could not identify a victim and was only given a vague description of the suspect, resulting in the case not being filed.

Compiled from a media log provided to the Daily Beacon by the University of Tennessee Police Department. All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. People with names similar or identical to those listed may not be those identified in reports.

1904— Henry James returns to the U.S. Henry James returns to the U.S. for a visit after living abroad for two decades. James was born to a wealthy and eccentric philosopher father in 1843 in New York, N.Y. His older brother, William, became the country's first distinguished psychologist as well as a well-known philosopher. The brothers and their younger siblings were taken abroad by their parents for four years to study European culture during their teens. The family roamed England, Switzerland, and France, visiting galleries, museums, theaters, and libraries. A back injury exempted James from serving in the Civil War, and he briefly attended Harvard Law School. He began writing fiction in his teens, and his first story was published when he was 21. He soon became a regular contributor of essays, reviews, and stories to Atlantic Monthly and other important periodicals. In 1873, James moved to England and continued publishing reviews while writing many more novels, including The American (1877) and the popular Daisy Miller (1878). In 1881, he published his masterpiece The Portrait of a Lady. Like many of his other works, it deals with na›ve, young Americans moving in sophisticated European circles. He wrote nonfiction as well as fiction, and the prefaces to new editions of his novels were collected in The Art of the Novel (1834). 1967— Thurgood Marshall confirmed as Supreme Court justice On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. He would remain on the Supreme Court for 24 years before retiring for health reasons, leaving a legacy of upholding the rights of the individual as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. From a young age, Marshall seemed destined for a place in the American justice system. His parents instilled in him an appreciation for the Constitution, a feeling that was reinforced by his schoolteachers, who forced him to read the document as punishment for his misbehavior. After graduating from Lincoln University in 1930, Marshall sought admission to the University of Maryland School of Law, but was turned away because of the school's segregation policy, which effectively forbade blacks from studying with whites. Instead, Marshall attended Howard University Law School, from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1933. (Marshall later successfully sued Maryland School of Law for their unfair admissions policy.) Setting up a private practice in his home state of Maryland, Marshall quickly established a reputation as a lawyer for the "little man." In a year's time, he began working with the Baltimore NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), and went on to become the organization’s chief counsel by the time he was 32, in 1940. Over the next two decades, Marshall distinguished himself as one of the country's leading advocates for individual rights, winning 29 of the 32 cases he argued in front of the Supreme Court, all of which challenged in some way the 'separate but equal' doctrine that had been established by the landmark case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896). The high-water mark of Marshall's career as a litigator came in 1954 with his victory in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. In that case, Marshall argued that the 'separate but equal' principle was unconstitutional, and designed to keep blacks "as near [slavery] as possible." —This Day in History is courtesy of

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tiger Army singer releases solo work Patrik Svensson Staff Writer There is something magical circulating in the air when a sweeping steel guitar blends in with the locomotive sound, signed Johnny Cash, and a voice expressing emotions of lost love, friendship and hope. Nick 13, lead singer of the Californiabased psychobilly act Tiger Army, captures and delivers these elements in a neat package of 11 tracks. This summer, his long-awaited solo album hit shelves around the world. Curiosity, the desire to dig deep into something that one finds interesting. The desire gets even stronger when it is not allowed, right? If you have ever been told not to go up to your grandmother’s attic or your father’s office and while there accidently slipped into a box or drawer of some old dusty diaries and photographs, you get sucked into unique memoirs and stories like no other can tell. Nick 13’s album works the exact same way: It has a story to tell about the dynamics of life; ups and downs like a rollercoaster ride. “Nashville Winter” breaks the ice of this self-titled record in a sense that brings more than a handful of hope with its cheerful guitar and fiddle. It grabs the listener immediately by the collar and drags him along the way. The more up-tempo, rock ‘n’ roll track “101” is similar to

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the opening track both musically as well as the message sent. Both tell a story of breaking the chains from everyday life and the search for clarity. The second track, “Carry My Body Down,” was the first track to be revealed for this record and has become a live favorite among fans. This piece of work brings out the true nature of Nick 13’s capability to

tracks gives the notion of a struggle. While being lifted off the ground in “Nashville Winter” to the sentimental grief of lost love in “In the Orchard,” the last three songs give you the happy ending where “Nighttime Sky,” with its harmonic wave-like steel guitar, takes the listener out of the thick jungle. In the clearance, the thing you desire the most stands right in front of you. The final track, “Gambler’s Life,” ends this record in pure excellence, a summary of a story told. There was a time when you had to close your g r a n d m o t h e r ’s diary, or your father’s photo album, and head down the stairs to reality. Looking back at Nick 13’s repertoire with Tiger Army, Westernand countrybreathing tracks such as “Outlaw Heart,” “Rose of the Devil’s Garden” and “In the Orchard” have made a significant mark in his pursuit a solo career. The step from the ener• Photo courtesy of Viva Van Story getic punk scene compose music soaked with emo- into the well- established country tion. One can sense the level of genre didn’t seem like a jump over a despair creeping upon his skin as cliff too hard to accomplish after all. the steel guitar slowly slides in the Nick 13’s debut turned out to be background of the heavily tattooed a rather short, but concise, album. It singer’s voice. captures the core of American coun“All Alone” stands out of the try regarding the music but also crowd with amazing grace. The up- adds a fresh breeze within the right bass sets you right in the sad- genre, especially since the lyrics of dle of a faithful steed and rides you which are soaked with emotional down in the sunset on a lonely night d e p t h in the desert. a n d The progression of the first six m e a n -

Science, drama mishandled in ‘Earth’ Will Abrams Copy Editor Science fiction is a genre of film that doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. Usually it is written off as something too stupid or immature for serious film lovers to take seriously. In reality, it is just one of many ways writers can expand a story into fresh territory. “Another Earth” is just one of many films in recent history that has taken science fiction elements and introduced them to a dramatic storyline for an interesting effect. The story revolves around a young woman (Brit Marling) and a middle-aged composer (William Mapother) who are involved in a tragic accident the same night that an alternate earth is found in the neighboring sky. The film opens as Marling’s character, Rhoda, is partying with friends after being accepted to a prestigious university. Driving home under the influence, she passes out and demolishes a car carrying Mapother’s family. Four years later, Rhoda is released from prison and seeks both forgiveness and a new life. Fortunately for her, there is an essay contest whose prize is a ticket on a shuttle to Earth 2. Although the story is set within the framework of a scifi film, the characters are really the focus of the story. The film is essentially an indie drama that has a few landscape shots, which include a

second earth in the skyline. The positive aspect of taking a more independent approach to the film is that less time is spent trying to beef up the film with cool points. Characters receive most of the audience’s focus. Of course, this is a doubleedged sword. The possibility of a second earth presents a myriad of different questions, especially when a certain revelation is made about twothirds of the way through the film. What kind of people occupy this planet? Are they experiencing the same problem their counterpart has had with natural resources, climate change, et cetera, and do they have answers? The scientific questions are many, but “Another Earth” isn’t really concerned with this part of the story. What the film boils down to is a 90-minute study of Rhoda, who tries to cope with what she has done and where she should look for meaning and absolution. These are definitely good questions to answer, but even here the film is lacking in full development. The sad truth of “Another Earth” is that it was a better concept in theory than what the end product came to be. The film was clearly put together with a low-budget feel in mind, but the mask of independent cinema can only cover for so much failed potential. While the acting and overall storyline make for an interesting film, “Another Earth” is simply a slightly-betterthan-average indie film.

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McCarthy’s reputation misleading Kyle Turner News Editor Every year, without fail, one or more of my professors seemingly loses track of his or her main message and strings together a short history about Sen. Joseph McCarthy. The scant assessment usually includes a combination of the words HUAC (Sen. McCarthy was never apart of the House Un-American Activities Committee in any way), Red scare, witch hunt and hysteria. Most students are left with the notion that Sen. McCarthy was nothing more than an evil man who had a hunger for power and a joy for ruining lives of ordinary Americans. This column is not meant to be witty or counterintuitive, nor is it a defense for McCarthy’s actions. Instead I hope to show clarity, distinguishing fact from fiction and the lies that have persisted throughout classrooms for the past 50 years. Subjugating every antiCommunist action of Congress as an act of Sen. McCarthy or evidence of McCarthyism is a gross misrepresentation of history. McCarthy had a very clear intention of finding Communist operatives within the American government and having them removed. Today, seriously fearing communism is laughable, but the same could not be said during his time in the U.S. Senate. The threat of communism was so severe that it defined U.S. foreign policy then and until the end of the Cold War. Sen. McCarthy can logically be credited with curtailing the growth of domestic Communists at the time. McCarthy’s place in history has remained stagnant if not deteriorated despite declassified documents from the Cold War era, including the Venona project, which was released in 1995. Through these decrypted cables, Soviet spies were accurately identified within various government agencies, including the State Department and Office of Strategic Services. It has since been proven that of the people McCarthy named for investigation, 9 actively aided the Soviets and many more were legitimate security risks. McCarthy actually did identify spies and not just target innocent, older women as Edward R. Murrow would have you think. Murrow famously ran a segment about the hearing of Annie Lee Moss. In Murrow’s anti-McCarthy piece and subsequent movie by George Clooney, Moss is painted as a little, uneducated woman and a seemingly harmless victim of McCarthy.

During her testimony, Moss feigned ignorance and lied about her membership to the Communist Party. Again, historical documents, including Moss’ FBI record, have proven McCarthy right, proving her association and membership to the Communist Party. McCarthy was not on a witch hunt to ruin Moss and others’ lives, instead he wished protect America by having Communist members reassigned from sensitive government jobs. Moss’s role as a communications clerk in the Pentagon, handling encrypted messages, was not a job for sympathizers of our enemy at the time. Moss was not alone; many individuals identified by McCarthy held positions that could pose a legitimate security risk to national intelligence. Just ask yourself, would you want someone with ties, past or present, to Al-Qaeda handling sensitive information within the Pentagon? I hope most would answer no. None advocate for locking these individuals away without trial but instead for taking appropriate precautions for the sake of U.S. security. After repeated assessments of McCarthy’s career, summed up into one or two sentences by our teachers, one would logically assume he was a reviled figure at the time of his death. Despite the fabled countless Americans who were cowering in fear of being targeted by McCarthy, thousands came to pay their respects to a man who, in some aspects, gave his life for the protection of American democracy. At the time of his death in 1957, 70 U.S. Senators, more than 100 members of the Catholic clergy and a full church of 2,000 mourners attended his funeral. He was given a state funeral and more than 30,000 people were estimated to have passed through the church to pay their respects. These figures seem to jar with the popular notion that an American menace had finally died. Do they not? There is no question that McCarthy’s zeal and determination for protecting American government is what ultimately got the best of him. It was his lack of finesse and his virulent enemies that ultimately undermined his legitimate goal. His detractors won out and ultimately mired his reputation for perpetuity. McCarthy nonetheless cannot be portrayed as a reckless monster, fueled by irrational motive. American historians owe him a serious revision if for nothing but to encapsulate the entirety of his work. What McCarthy did was nothing more than identify the gaping holes in security that America was facing. He woke up America to the fact that the Cold War was like none before, not fought solely on a battlefield but in the inner halls and policymaking rooms of American government. —Kyle is a senior in political science. He can be reached at



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Tea Party hinders nation’s progress C ampbel l’s Co r n e r by

Seth Campbell After barely escaping a full-on economical disaster, our economy continues to teeter on the verge of a double-dip recession. Once our politicians hammered out a deal, one would think that the worst was behind us. This simply is not the case. Even though both sides, though reluctantly, hashed out a deal, our economy still hasn’t fully recovered. Our recent downgrade by the S&P can be attributed to the blockade that many Tea Party politicians staged in the debt discussions. For the first time in history, our credit rating has been downgraded. While many people believe that the blame is to be cast all around Washington, I believe the Tea Party can take on most of this blame. For far too long, the Tea Party has been a menace to productivity in our nation’s capital. Whether a Democrat or Republican, the folks that comprise the Tea Party have made progress much more difficult for our country. Just recently, many Tea Partiers, including a few from our state, would have rather seen our country default than compromise. This is the action of a spoiled child (Lane Kiffin), not a congressman. When they first came on the scene, I thought these groups of middle-aged people were merely taking part in some type of gimmick. Over the past couple of years, the gimmick has grown old and tiresome. The basis of the Tea Party is wholly incorrect. While they complain they are “taxed enough already,” they must not realize that under President Obama’s administration they are paying the lowest tax rate since 1958. For the first quarter of 2011, Americans only spent 23.6 percent of their income on taxes. Throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, Americans paid an average of 27 percent of their income to taxes. I think it’s important to point out that Americans paid more in taxes during the Reagan Administration than the Obama Administration. While it is clear that the Tea Party is misguided, the inaccuracies don’t stop there. On a cosmetic level, I find the party offensive and disgusting. In no way

does this Tea Party have anything to do with the Tea Party of Colonial America. The disgruntled and confused people who take action in today’s Tea Party have full representation and do not have an oppressive kingdom reigning over them. Today’s Tea Party faces no dangers in comparison to those who bravely fought in the harbor of Boston. Dressing up in a colonial outfit may be cute and gimmicky, but it is a misrepresentation of our brave forefathers. Our founding fathers and those who were part of the true Boston Tea Party were fighting tyranny. Today’s Tea Party has nothing to fight or rally against — except the lowest tax rate since 1958. Some claim our federal government has become too powerful and needs to be curbed. While one can certainly argue this premise, I prefer my central government to be a powerful structure. If ever faced with a serious threat from a foreign country, I believe we would all prefer our federal government act in a powerful fashion. If anything, the current-day Tea Party reminds me of Tories, or loyalists to the crown of England, rather than the actual Colonial Patriots. By predominantly being funded by the rich, the Tea Party is carrying the water for America’s upper class. The Tea Party looks for guidance from the ultra-rich just like the Tories looked to Englad for guidance. They support continuing the Bush tax cuts and they continue to eliminate America’s middle class. Just like Tories were loyal to the oppressive England kingdom, today’s Tea Party is loyal to the richest 20 percent of our country, who happen to own a stunning 85 percent of the wealth. What is the Tea Party fighting for? For some reason, I believe many people simply have wild and unbridled hatred for President Obama. In their imagination, President Obama is the face of everything that is wrong with our country, whether he has any blame or not. He serves simply as a lightning rod of hate and can do no right in these Tea Partiers’ minds. Our country has little use for such a close-minded and hate-filled political organization. Impeding progress for our country is nothing to be proud of. Moreover, casting yourself as a revolutionary patriot is offensive and misleading. It’s clear the Tea Party is full of Tories — not patriots. — Seth is a senior in history. He can be reached at

Benefits emerge from sisterhood Bus y N ot h i n gs by

Samantha Trueheart


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Sorority recruitment has finished, and most girls have found their place within the Greek community. Last year when I was a freshman going through the recruitment process, I was not sure if Greek life was right for me. I learned that I was not alone in this thought. This week is the most common time for new girls to quit their sororities. Often, girls feel overwhelmed in those first few weeks from many factors such as integrating into their new classes, trying to make new friends and being a part of other on-campus events and clubs. Yet, what many of these young women do not realize is that the sorority can help make those factors easier. Girls who decide to stick with their sorority will benefit greatly and have a well-rounded college experience. If any girl is considering dropping her chapter, my advice is to give it time and give the girls a chance. Joining a sorority allows girls to meet a variety of people. Not only do girls in a sorority have the opportunity to make an everlasting bond with their new sisters, they are also given the chance to make friends throughout the entire recruitment process. Many girls have created friendships with other PNMs (Potential New Members) who decided to go into other chapters throughout Panhellenic. Even though they are not in the same sorority, many of these young women will keep their friendships with the ones they met during the recruitment process. Another opportunity for students to come together and socialize is through various events with fraternities. Each sorority has the privilege to pair up with a fraternity during the fall to compete in the homecoming events. During the Spring Semester, the annual Greek Week is held for the Greek community to come together as one. Sororities offer a wide range of friendship opportunities that will make the transition from home to school easier. Many sorority girls have the opportunity to meet new people through their philanthropy events. These young women all work diligently to serve the people affected by their sororities’ chosen philanthropy. While working on these projects, women have the opportunity to open their eyes into another world of heartache and successes. Many students feel that

socialization and making life-long friendships throughout their years at school makes college life a positive experience. Greek life offers various opportunities and experiences for students to strengthen their socialization skills with their peers. Many sorority sisters work hard at earning their grades as they pursue their desired major. A large majority of the sororities in Panhellenic offers a leadership position in their chapter that oversees how well the girls are achieving academically. Also, many sororities’ sisters are expected to attend weekly study sessions to ensure every girl succeeds in their specialized studies. Because these young women form such a strong bond with their sisters, they have the support system to ask a sister for extra help in a certain subject as well as working together to form study groups for those dreaded all-nighters. Another wonderful perk of joining the Greek community is the networking and various opportunities many members receive from alumni. Many companies and organizations in our modern world are extremely competitive. Generally, an interviewer must find a competitive edge to be noticed among the sea of other qualified candidates. In fact, most of America’s top CEOs, journalists and other important professionals pride themselves in being members of the Greek community. I personally have already been affected by the networking benefits of my sorority. For example, this past year as a freshman I was offered a summer job that I would not have known to apply for if one of my sisters had not informed me of the opportunity. When I filled out the application for the position, I had an alumni and current chapter advisor offer to be one of my references. When students join the Greek system, they are gaining a multitude of networks that will help them succeed in the present as well as in the future. Being in a sorority at the University of Tennessee can help freshman girls make a positive transition from high school into college life. If any freshman or sophomore girl is contemplating dropping, remember that students will gain a considerable amount of socialization and everlasting friendships, have a support system as they work to succeed in school and create a networking system that will help them advance into their future careers. I feel that Greek life offers many opportunities for our sorority women. If a young woman at the University of Tennessee feels uncertain about her sorority, give the girls a chance and you might find friends that will last a lifetime. — Samantha is a sophomore in communications. She can be reached at


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Deli serves up quality campus dining But with its booths and waiters, The Deli via Carousel is clearly going for a more casual dining experience, rather than fast food. Unfortunately that is a tricky proposition so close to campus, unless it comes with a national brand (Chipotle Mexican Grill) or a reputation for great burgers (Gus’ Good Times Deli). Indeed, The Deli via Carousel’s pricing is similar to Gus’, so such a restaurant in this area is not without precedent.

The fries stole the show. Even though they physically looked like the bland fries at Five Guys Burgers and Fries Recruitment Editor or similar restaurants, The Deli via Carousel uses Lawry’s Seasoned Salt and ranch powder on its fries to add delectable flavor. They provide an excellent complement to the For months, workers toiled at the building beside hot dogs. Volunteer Hall and The Carousel II. When it finally opened, The dogs themselves came in a delicious toasted bun. a quick drive past the place obscured the name of the After eating so many other restaurants’ cole slaw and tastrestaurant, but something was there ing more mayonnaise than anything else, because two gigantic banners shouted that it is a delight to taste real cole slaw for a the restaurant was now open. change. There could have been more chili The name turned out to be The Deli via on the dog, though. Perhaps chili would be Carousel, and the visit to this restaurant good as a new side item to the menu, as it felt unlike trips to other campus eateries. just left me wanting more. When we went on an early Thursday Overall the meal came to $7.35 each, evening, nobody else was in the restaurant including the $1.75 drink, which is not an eating, and “My Name is Earl” was on the unreasonable price for a restaurant-quality television. It was strange to hear no backmeal. However, I was left a bit wanting. I packs rustling, no shouting and no bomwould not have minded a third beef hot bast from ESPN anchors. dog, considering only one side came with For being in a spot marked for conventhe meal. If I had added that third dog, the ience, the prices at The Deli via Carousel price would have ballooned to $9.35, walkwere a bit surprising. Besides the beef hot ing slowly away from cheap-meal territory. dog ($1.99) and the grilled cheese sandWith food, there is such a proliferation wich ($2.99), every entrée was at least of $10 and cheaper buffets like Stefano’s $4.99. And only the classic burger, pork on the Strip on Tuesday and Wednesday barbecue sandwich and BLT were $4.99, afternoons, Golden Corral, Great while most of the entrees were $5.99 or American Steak and Buffet Company, $6.99. Pizza Inn, Wild Wing Café, Kentucky Entrees that are $5.99 include the chili Fried Chicken in Powell, et cetera, that, cheeseburger, ham on a hoagie, turkey on for an economy-wise eater, to pay $10 or a hoagie and roast beef on a hoagie. The George Richardson • The Daily Beacon more for a meal and not get all-you-can-eat double-decker burger, grilled chicken and a club sandwich are $6.99. Students cross James Agee Street next to The Deli via Carousel on Monday, Aug. 29. should give a customer pause. But The Deli via Carousel is decidedly The starters sounded delicious but The Deli offers a more upscale dinning experience in the Fort compared to the typical going in the quality-food direction. The required too much of a monetary invest- college dive. menu even says about its burgers: “The ment to start off the meal. Besides chips My dining companion and I went with two of the beef burgers are prepared well done to prevent any type of foodand salsa at $2.99, all the starters are also north of $4.99. Cheese sticks and loaded cheese fries are $4.99. Chili hot dogs to economize the meal. A major plus of hot dogs borne illness.” And the meal was certainly tasty. It is just difficult to cheese fries, as well as fried mushrooms, are $5.99. One is that the restaurant adds literally whatever you want on it can get a basket of three chicken tenders or six wings for for no extra cost. I got two hot dogs with cole slaw and justify the quantity of food The Deli via Carousel provides $4.99, a basket of six chicken tenders for $6.99 or a basket chili on top at the same $1.99 each price. The dogs came for its prices when there are cheaper options around. with a side of fries for $1 more. of 12 wings for $7.99.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dooley, Vols excited for season to kick off Waggner replaces dismissed Jackson in backfield, freshman Martin to transfer Matt Dixon Sports Editor It’s game week. For the die-hard Tennessee fans who counted each of the 246 days from last season’s Music City Bowl till the season opener against Montana on Saturday, that hard work will finally pay off this week. “We have a lot of new guys. We have to teach them what it means to prepare,” head coach Derek Dooley said after Monday’s morning practice. “I equated it to every day depositing money in your bank account. Every day, the investment that you put in physically and the investment you put in mentally is a deposit. On game day, you withdraw it all. The more you deposit during the week, the more money you’re going to have on game day to play well. Today, we put a pretty good deposit in and we’ll see if we can keep going all week.” For the few veterans, like senior tailback Tauren Poole, the week is still special. “It felt a lot different, man,” Poole said. “Guys are happy to be out here. They’re smiling. They’re just happy it’s game week and that we’re playing a different opponent this week instead of ourselves each and every day. There’s excitement all around, from the students to the staff to us, just smiles all around.” Senior middle linebacker Austin Johnson is just ready to get the week of practice over with. “I’m extremely excited,” he said. “We’ve been waiting for this forever. It seems like it’s been a long time. We worked really hard in the off-season and now we’re ready to get

this thing rolling.” Depth chart released UT released its official depth chart for the Montana game on Monday. No surprises appeared among the starters, though senior Ben Martin is listed as the starter at one of the defensive end spots. Freshmen Curt Maggitt and A. J. Johnson will start at the two outside linebacker spots. Junior Prentiss Waggner is listed as the starting free safety, having previously focused on cornerback until Janzen Jackson’s dismissal from the team last week. Freshman Marlin Lane is second on the depth chart behind Tauren Poole at tailback. Poole, who started all 13 games last season, said seeing his name atop the depth chart is a sense of accomplishment, even though it wasn’t a surprise. “It means all my hard work paid off in the summer,” Poole said. “I went in this summer saying it wasn’t my job, ’cause it wasn’t. It wasn’t safe. Coach (Dooley) opened up competition. It just goes to show I worked hard for it. I have to continue to work hard ’cause it could still change. He can put Marlin in front of me. He can put Rajion or Tom in front of me. If I don’t come out here and be the best I can be every single day, I will not have that position.” Freshman to transfer Dooley announced Monday freshman safety Pat Martin is looking to transfer from the program. Dooley said it was a “mutual decision.” The 6-foot, 205-pound Martin was a highly rated recruit from Greenville, S.C.

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Crowds of fans fill the street in front of Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2010. This weekend thousands of fans will once again pack Phillip Fulmer Way for the kickoff of the 2011 football season.

Triplett wins News Sentinel Open The Associated Press KNOXVILLE — Three-time PGA Tour winner Kirk Triplett won the News Sentinel Open on Sunday to become the oldest winner in Nationwide Tour history at 49 years, 4 months, 29 days, closing with his second straight 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Marco Dawson. Triplett finished at 21 under on the Fox Den course and earned $90,000 to jump from 119th to 33rd on the money list with $110,523. The final top 25 will earn 2012 PGA Tour cards. “I said it the other day, when I play out here I want to win and be competitive,” Triplett said. “I came in here with the working man’s attitude. I want to work on my game and be sharp. All the Matthew DeMaria • The Daily Beacon practice and working out is great, but nothing compares to being in the lead or Caroline Brown prepares to rip a shot against UCLA during a match on Friday, Aug. 26. near the lead in a golf tournament. It Brown hit a penalty kick to lead the Lady Vols to a 1-0 upset of No. 18 Texas A&M.

really shows what you’re capable of when you put yourself in that position.” The 48-year-old Dawson also finished with a 68. Ted Potter Jr. (69) and John Mallinger (70) tied for third at 18 under. John Daly, playing on a sponsor exemption, had a 68 to tie for 32nd at 11 under. Two-time PGA Tour winner Boo Weekley, making his first Nationwide Tour start since 2006, had a 72 to also finish at 11 under. Triplett won for the first time since the PGA Tour’s 2006 Chrysler Classic in Tucson, Ariz. “I’ve played a lot of years on tour and I’m sort of in the twilight part of my career, but feeling those competitive juices down the stretch and seeing all these great young players made me feel a lot younger,” Triplett said. “The quality of these golfers over the last 15-20 years has gotten better and better and the game is in great hands.”

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