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Tribe Football Preview Drops of rain Pumping Iron
The College returns with a new quarterback Despite a gray sky, hundreds flocked to Matoaka A guide to being up in the Rec, workin’ on your
and a solid defensive line. to enjoy Richmond’s Carbon Leaf. fitness and a preview of the Body Pump class.
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VOL.99, NO.3 Tuesday, sepTember 1, 2009 FLaTHaTNeWs.COm
Bite-size news you can use
Student voter tribe spirit shines through the rain
it was nice while it lasted.
A group of 12,937 people in
Mexico City claim to have bro-
ken the ‘Thriller’ dance record,
which 242 students here broke
in April. Guinness has to con-
firm that all of the participants
performed the entire dance, so
the College still holds the title
Statute to have little
effect on Williamsburg
Two 21-year-olds have
been charged by police with By BerTel KinG, Jr.
spray-painting “KKK” on signs Flat Hat Assoc. News Editor
around Williamsburg and York
County. Kameron S. Harwood
The State Board of Elections approved changes
and Steven J. Currey were ar-
to a state statute Saturday that gives students the
rested yesterday. It’s not a hate
crime, police say, because no right to register to vote at their campus address.
group was targeted. The updated statute considers a person’s prima-
ry home to be the physical location where they live
and what they consider to be “the center of his do-
carbon leaf enjoyed its mestic, social and civil life.” It was approved unani-
Friday performance on cam- mously by the three-member board after a two-day
pus, according to the band’s meeting at the capital.
Twitter: “William and Mary “Since I have been here, I have not heard
show rocked last nite. absolute of any students being barred from voting in
downpour on Lake Matoaka
Williamsburg if they wanted
and EVERYONE STAYED.
to,” Student Assembly Secre-
tary of Public Affairs David
file Photo — the flat hat
Witkowsky ’11 said. “However,
“Big Fan,” starring Patton I am hopeful that the more ex-
Oswalt ’91, has received good plicit language will encourage
reviews, including a Crit- more out-of-state students to
ics’ Choice in The New York feel comfortable participating
Times, a ‘B+’ from The Onion in local elections during their
(A.V. Club) and a ‘B-‘ from the Sowder time here at the College.”
Christian Science Monitor. The previous status was con-
The New York Daily News,
sidered vague on many issues, and was left open to
however, gave it two stars.
interpretation for each registrar. At Virginia Tech,
where then-candidate Barack Obama was holding
a voter drive, the local registrar incorrectly warned
u.S. representative rob
Wittman, a Republican whose students that a change in residency could have se-
district includes Williamsburg, vere consequences for their taxes and scholarships.
held a town hall meeting The new statute uses explicit language that aims to
last night to discuss — what prevent this sort of situation from happening again.
else? — health care at Chris- This weekend’s vote marks an end to a pro-
topher Newport University in cess that began this spring, when the General
Newport News. He patted the Assembly passed legislation requiring the board
half-foot-thick House Bill 3200,
to create uniform regulations for determining a
proposed by Democrats, and
said he opposes quick govern-
ment action on health care. “For William and Mary students nothing Sun Park— the flat hat
And yes, a birther did manage Freshmen make their way through the Wren Building and into a crowd of cheering upperclassmen as they are welcomed as members of the Wil-
to question President Barack See elecTiOnS page 3 liam and Mary community. Even though the day was marked with heavy rains, students still turned out in full for the event.
Got an idea for The Pulse?
City’s new noise and nuisance ordinance takes effect
Some City Council members voice concern Violation reported to city police
about proper enforcement of the law one day after law’s adoption
Greek: The day after the By Alex Guillén Beach has restricted noise in neighbor- By MAGGie reeB diately surrounding of their house of
end of the world Flat Hat Online Editor hoods to 55 decibels, about as loud as a Flat Hat News Editor plans to have a party.
dishwasher and five decibels softer than According to the residents, none of
The City of Williamsburg passed new normal conversation, outside a house af- Three College of William and Mary their neighbors had expressed opposi-
noise and nuisance laws this summer, ex- ter 10 p.m. students were cited for violating the City tion to the party.
panding liability for nuisance violators and Williamsburg’s new noise law differs of Williamsburg’s new noise ordinance The police, however, received a com-
instituting a complex noise ordinance. from Virginia Beach’s new ordinance. In- within 24 hours of it going into effect. plaint from a resident who lived several
The changes were prompted by a Gen- stead, the city’s new law specifies 11 situ- Williamsburg Police Sergeant Ed- houses down the block.
eral Assembly bill that allows Virginia lo- The complainant allegedly came to
calities to require property owners to re- 219 Harrison Ave. after the police ar-
move graffiti in a timely manner.
The Williamsburg City Council passed
QuiEt HourS rived and repeatedly refused to cooper-
ate with the students in finding a solu-
the new nuisance ordinance, which re- A few of the 11 violations specified in Williamsburg’s new noise and nuisance ordinance tion to the problem.
stricts littering, graffiti and other annoy- All three students are 21 years old
Situation 1: Televisions, radios and musical instruments that are audible across
The Flat Hat’s TV blog is back ances, at its July meeting. The new law ex- and will appear in the Williamsburg-
just in time for the fall season. tends liability for violations beyond that of James City County General District
Summer Finck has a review occupants to include property owners and Court on Sept. 11.
Situation 3: Horns or whistles used at any time.
of the season premiere of their agents and representatives. It also re- Five days after the Aug. 24 citation,
“Greek,” everyone’s favorite quires property owners to remove graffiti the residents said they had a smaller
Situation 6: Yelling or shouting between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
not-very-realistic show about
within 15 days and expands the definition gathering at their home.
fraternities and sororities.
of public nuisance. Situation 8: Gatherings of 10 or more people lasting 30 or more minutes that are The students said several of them
flathatnews.com/tubetalk Furthermore, punishment for violators not contained inside and are audible across property lines. investigated the street at 11:55 p.m.
was upped from a class three misdemean- to ensure that little noise from the
or to a class one misdemeanor. catch-all limit: In residential areas, noise is limited to 65 decibels from 7 a.m. to 11 gathering could be heard outside. Ten
p.m. and 55 decibels from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Normal conversation is about 60 decibels.
Bite-Size “That doesn’t mean that the court is minutes later, the residents said that a
bound to mete out class one punishment,” Williamsburg police officer had been
City Attorney Joe Phillips said at the July called to the scene.
Food blogger Nicole Oderisi City Council meeting, “but it can go that ations that Phillips said account for almost ward Schneider issued summonses to The residents received another sum-
is here to share food news and high, i.e. a $1,500 fine and a year in jail.” every noise complaint. the students living at 219 Harrison Ave. mons for a noise ordinance violation.
reviews for the dorm chef. This The city’s new noise law stems from The situations include television, radio for being in violation of the noise ordi- The incident report cites that the viola-
week she shares tips on brais-
an April Virginia Supreme Court decision, or musical instruments audible across res- nance at 1:04 a.m. on Monday Aug. 24. tion was filed at 12:04 a.m.
ing and her recipes for braised
which struck down Virginia Beach’s simi- idential lines, horns or whistles in general, The ordinance went into effect Sun- Aside from providing reports of the
chicken and sour cream ched-
dar mashed potatoes. lar noise law, disturbing to a “reasonable yelling or shouting between 11 p.m. and 7 day, Aug. 23. incident, the Williamsburg Police De-
person,” as too vague. The residents of 219 Harrison Ave. partment refused to comment about the
Since the April court ruling, Virginia See OrdinAnce page 3 said they notified the neighbors imme- noise violations.
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News Editor Maggie Reeb
News Editor Isshin Teshima
Beyond the ’Burg
The nationwide average
SAT score declined again 2 University of California
system President Mark 3
College is taking steps to 4 Oxford University’s plans
to add a campus in India
this year. According to results Yudof recently warned the curtail the spread of swine flu have been threatened by possible
‘Stabilitas et Fides’ released last Thursday, the high public that the state university by forming a response team. human rights violations involving
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decrease from the previous state’s higher education budget. Department of Health, there farmers to sell their land for rock-
Miles Hilder, Editor-in-Chief
year. CollegeBoard, which Yudof estimated that the system are 1587 confirmed cases of bottom prices. There are around
Sam Sutton, Managing Editor — Ashley Morgan, Executive Editor
Alex Guillén, Online Editor
manages the SAT, blames the will absorb $600 million in cuts the H1N1 virus in the state 20 villages in the land slated for
Maggie Reeb, News Editor Russ Zerbo, Opinions Editor
drop in scores on the growing next year. The UC system has of Alabama. Two deaths have use by Oxford. Around 4,000 to
Isshin Teshima, News Editor Kelsey Weissgold, Business Manager number of students taking the raised student fees 9 percent in been associated with swine flu 5,000 local residents have vacated
Mike Crump, Variety Editor leah Fry, Copy Chief test each year. response as of last Friday. so far.
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In Thursday’s edition, the article entitled “College’s new Alan B. Miller H=hall
opens for business” stated that the Boehly Café sells Starbucks Coffee. The
café does not serve Starbucks Coffee; it serves Java City coffee. The article also
stated that the new hall is 160,000 square feet. The building is actually 166,000
The Flat Hat wishes to correct any facts printed incorrectly. Corrections may be
submitted by e-mail to the section editor where the incorrect information was
printed. Requests for corrections will be accepted at any time.
Weather courtesy PHoto — WIkIPedIA.orG — by Mason Watson
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
More veterans may attend four year institutions
New GI Bill expands veterans benefits, decreases cost of college for veterans
High 75 High 80 High 82
Low 66 Low 67 Low 68 By MAsoN WAtsoN seek entry into more expensive colleges, college full time.
Flat Hat Assoc. News Editor particularly if those institutions demonstrate Veterans have not always taken advantage
responsiveness to their needs.” Alexandra of benefits offered by the GI Bill. Only
New benefits in the government’s GI Bill Radford, the report’s author, said. 47 percent of veterans eligible to receive
of Rights may inspire veterans to chose four- The new bill became law in June 2008 but benefits at four-year public colleges chose to
News in Brief year institutions over community colleges, didn’t go into effect until this August. do so in 2007.
according to an American Council on The law provides veterans with tuition for The report also noted that it is in the
College to test emergency warning system Education report. four academic years. interest of both military personnel and
Historically, beneficiaries of the GI Bill The total grant may not exceed the cost institutions of higher education to advertise
The College of William and Mary emergency warning and enrolled predominantly in community of tuition at the most expensive public the benefits offered by the bill.
mass notification system will be tested Wednesday, Sept. 2. colleges, attending only part time. Relatively institution in the state in which the veteran “The benefits of the new GI Bill must be
The mass notification system alerts individuals by making calls few veterans attended public or private four- attends college. well publicized by both colleges and the U.S.
to land lines and cell phones and through text messaging and year institutions. Associate Vice President of the American Department of Veterans Affairs,” King said.
e-mail. The system is designed to reach every individual though “While [veteran students] have previously Council on Education Jacqueline King “This is to the advantage of both military
at least one medium of communication. been concentrated at public two-year colleges, predicts that as more veterans benefit from personnel seeking higher education and the
The College’s emergency notification systems are tested at these new benefits may encourage them to the new GI Bill, more veterans will attend institutions in which they hope to enroll.”
the beginning of each semester to ensure that each member of
the community is familiar with them.
Faculty art featured at the Muscarelle
How do you feel about the new noise and nuisance ordinance?
The 11th Faculty Art Show will be presented by the Muscarelle
Museum of Art from Sept. 5 to Oct. 25.
The art show, a collaboration between the art and art history
departments and the Muscarelle, features works on paper and
canvasses, as well as sculptures. Since 1985, the Muscarelle has
invited studio art faculty members to exhibit works every two to
five years. The last show was held in 2007.
W&M reduces carbon emissions by 16 percent
The College has reduced its carbon emissions by 16 percent per “It makes the town of “I don’t think it’s very unfair.” “It’s kind of unfortunate for the “I think the man is tr ying
square foot of building space since 2002, according to the College’s Williamsburg less of a student off campus fraternities. I hope to keep us down. I think it’s
first greenhouse gas inventory. friendly place.” they have nice neighbors.” ridiculous.”
The inventory, compiled by Environmental Science and Policy
Program Director and biology professor John Swaddle and lauren Emily Hahn ’11 Angela Farkas ’13 Kieran Cleary ’13 Doug Rowland ’12
Edmonds ’11, released details regarding possible ways for the col-
lege to improve. Improved efficiency in the on-campus power plant — photos and interviews by Maral Noori-Moghaddam
contributed most to the reduction, according to the study.
“The greatest improvements that have been achieved in the re-
duction of greenhouse gas emissions are due to the investments for WilliamsBurg Police Beat
utility infrastructure,” Campus Energy Manager Dan Patterson said.
“The reduction averages to a 2.5 percent decrease in carbon emis-
sions per member of the College community.” August 26 to August 31
— by Mason Watson
1 Wednesday, August 26 — A burglary
was reported on the 900 block of Capitol
landing Rd. No goods were reported stolen.
Thursday, August 27 — The Union
Bank and Trust at 171 Monticello Ave. was
Bite-Size recipes for the student chef. allegedly robbed. The amount stolen has not
Food reviews and been released.
3 Saturday, August 29 — An individual
e Daily Grind was cited for a noise violation on the 200
block of Harrison Ave.
All about getting some.
athatnews.com/dailygrind 4 — An individual was arrested for alleged
possession of marijuana after an automobile
Greening Gold campus. accident on lafayette Street.
The latest in green news on
athatnews.com/greeninggold 5 — An individual was given summons on
the 300 block of Richmond Rd. for an alleged
e Press Box 1
Sunday, August 30 — An individual was
Dispatches from the sports desk.
athatnews.com/pressbox arrested for driving while intoxicated and
consuming alcohol while driving on the 1000
Tube on all kinds of television. block of Capitol landing Rd.
3 Saturday, August 15 — An individual
was arrested on Harrison Ave. for alleged
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— compiled by Mason Watson
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Page 3
Police utilize taser on man outside Green Leafe Café
By Ian BrIckey The officers asked for his identifica- handing the officer his insurance card. second officer then administered a “dry Last March, College of William and
Flat Hat Assoc. News Editor tion, but Pridemore refused and tried to Officers noticed that Pridemore stun,” applying an electric shock to his Mary student Walter Luse ’12 was taser-
move past them. Officers then wrestled showed signs of intoxication — smelled leg with the taser without discharging ed and arrested for using false identifica-
Huntington, Va. resident Garrick him to the ground and tasered him. of alcohol, was slurring his speech and the electrodes. tion to buy alcohol.
Pridemore, 27, was tasered by a The WPD report goes into more had an unsteady balance. Police then “A third officer was involved and asked While these two recent incidents
Williamsburg Police Department officer detail. informed him that he was under arrest. Mr. Pridemore to place his hands behind ended with the discharge of a taser,
after struggling with a group of officers “It started with a gentleman urinating A struggle ensued, and an officer began his back or he would be pepper-sprayed,” Williamsburg police try to refrain from
outside the Green Leafe Café on Scotland in a flowerbed,” Major Suzanne Geary wrestling with Pridemore. Geary said. using the weapon.
St. at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday. said. “An officer went over to speak about “The officer tried to take him down Pridemore then released his grip “Most of the time when officers
An eyewitness, who wished to remain [the] urination.” with a basic takedown,” Geary said. and was charged with public drunken- display their taser … people comply,”
anonymous, reported that the incident Police officers asked for Pridemore’s “Pridemore [then] wrapped his legs ness. Police detained Pridemore until he Geary said. “It gets displayed more than
occurred as the delis were closing for identification. Pridemore demanded to around the officer’s upper body.” sobered up. At this time, it appears that it gets used.”
the night. Pridemore was urinating in a see the officers’ identification, getting According to the report, a second Pridemore will not be charged with pub-
flowerbed when police approached him, up to one inch away from an officer’s officer issued a command for Pridemore lic urination, resisting arrest or assaulting Flat Hat Managing Editor Sam Sutton
the eyewitness said. face. He found his identification after first to stop, but Pridemore ignored it. The an officer. contributed to this article.
Noise ordinance specified GA enfranchises students
ELECTIONS from page 1 been fortunate enough to have hometown and I think they’re
ORDINANCE from page 1 wonder if there isn’t a potential for situations to Ms. Sowder allow us the right not tax paying citizens, and
exist where there are already contentious relations changes, they will continue to vote in Williamsburg as it is. they don’t really understand
a.m. and gatherings of 10 or more people lasting 30 between neighbors that could become exacerbated to be able to do what they’ve Now we can be sure that if she the politics of the city that
or more minutes that is not contained inside and is when this sort of tool comes into somebody’s arse- always done — which is regis- ever leaves we will be guaran- they’re coming to school in,”
audible across property lines. nal, to get back at a neighbor for some other per- ter to vote,” Williamsburg voter teed the same opportunities.” Harrisonburg resident Elaine
Phillips noted at the council’s August work ses- ceived offense, just to make their lives miserable.” registrar Winifred Sowder said. The College of William Keegan told WHSV-TV.
sion that the new ordinance is similar to that used “That certainly is a chance that exists,” Phillips “I don’t see how the recent stat- and Mary student body has The board included a provi-
in Blacksburg, Va., home to Virginia Tech. In fact, responded. “Unfortunately, we have no ability ute will change anything for an active history of involve- sion in the statute which pre-
he said, much of the ordinance was copied from to use a reasonable person standard anymore, the city of Williamsburg, nor ment in Williamsburg. 1,400 vents voters from changing
Blacksburg’s municipal code. which would come into play and apply to what would I say the students voting students registered to vote in their residency for the purpose
As a catch all, the city also specified maximum you’re talking about.” before now have affected the the 2008 elections. of voting in a particular pre-
noise levels to be referenced in the case of an unfore- Williamsburg Police Department Chief of Police city, either.” Former Student Assembly cinct. This addresses the con-
seen situation. In residential areas, noise is limited Mike Yost testified that amending hours to the tele- Sowder became the city’s Senate Chair Matt Beato ’09 cerns of some who fear that
to 65 decibels between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. and 55 vision and radio situation would not burden police. voter registrar on July 1, when ran for City Council in 2008 people will change residency
decibels between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Normal conver- He noted that while over 400 noise complaints were she replaced previous regis- and obtained 893 votes, 15.6 to a certain locality for the sole
sation averages around 60 decibels. registered last year, few made it to court. trar Dave Andrews. Andrew’s percent of the total vote. purpose of altering the out-
First-time violators face a class 2 misdemeanor “I could count them on my hand, the number of tenure in office was consid- The news has not been well come of an election.
charge, which carries a $300 fine. Subsequent viola- summonses we actually issued, because the officers ered adversarial among stu- received throughout Virginia. The U.S. Department of
tions within a one-year period warrant $500 fines. really work hard at mitigating these things … and dents, as they were often dis- “I’m against it because I Justice must still approve the
Council member Paul Freiling ’83 questioned the most of the time people comply,” Yost told the coun- couraged from registering in think the students have more changes before they can be
radio and television situation, which applied all day cil. “When they don’t, they’ll write a summons.” Williamsburg. of a vested interest in their implemented.
under the original proposal. After some discussion, the council voted to amend When Sowder became
“If somebody’s sitting on their porch and happens the ordinance for television and radio noise across registrar, students became
to have a radio on, and the radio can be heard 11 property lines to apply between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. able to vote as long as they
feet away, and their property line is ten feet from the Freiling also questioned events pertaining to the were a U.S. Citizen and held
porch, then they are by definition here violating the College of William and Mary. College-sponsored proof of residence within the
noise ordinance when, if they were simply out mow- events on campus property are exempt from the City of Williamsburg. She
ing their lawn, they’d be making far more noise than ordinance, but events hosted by groups other than is a member of the Virginia
they ever could with the radio,” Freiling said. the College, are not. Residency Task Force, who
Phillips confirmed that Freiling’s scenario was Although he expressed concern that events such worked for months to bring
correct. as tailgates at the Alumni House, located on the about the changes made in
“I guess I have a little bit of a — and I understand edge of campus, could be in violation of the ordi- the statute.
the challenges here, and the difficulties here — but nance, Freiling did not pursue the matter further. “I don’t know if turnout in
I have a little bit of a concern about this, and perhaps The new noise ordinance went into effect Williamsburg will change,”
it’s unfounded,” Freiling said. “But I can’t help but Sunday, Aug. 23. Witkowsky said. “We’ve
page 4 Tuesday, september 1, 2009
Opinions Editor Russ Zerbo
The loudest class ever
quick glance at The Flat Hat News section will show that
the Williamsburg Police Department has been keeping very
busy. In fact, since classes began, it has already issued about
as many citations for noise as it did all of last year. To be frank, this
is more than enough reason for us to raise a concerned eyebrow.
Until the law was struck down as unconstitutional for vagueness
this summer, Williamsburg had an ordinance in place that
permitted noise levels up to the point at which a “reasonable
person” would be offended. The new law replaces that standard
with several discrete decibel limits that should make it objective
whether or not a violation actually takes place. Because of the
subjective nature of the former standard, it would be plausible for
the transition to the new law to be completely seamless, but this
upward blip in citations raises the question of whether or not there
was also a recent change in enforcement policies.
In the past, the WPD has been very good at dealing with
noise without resorting to citations. Last year, of the 400
noise complaints it received, only a few actually made it to
court. Generally, if a neighborly phone call could not resolve
a noise complaint, a chat with a police officer — or an official
warning from him or her — would. Repeat offenders could, of
course, expect more stern treatment. Keeping fines and court
By Olivia Walch, Flat hat car tOOnist appearances to a minimum meant less hassle for everyone, and
noise was being kept under control.
Issuing knee-jerk criticism of the police without having all
Experience and responsibility trumps all the facts on hand is a risky business in which we will have no
part. At this time, it still is not clear what happened when these
recent citations were issued or the extent to which they were
deserved. After all, the first week back tends to be big for parties,
“the worst thing that you can do during a recession is to and therefore, big for noise. But we do know that in the past
Williamsburg’s finest have been good at walking the delicate line
Thomas Chappell try to tax yourself into prosperity.” McDonnell knows that
the best thing the government can do during a recession between Williamsburg’s sleepy and sleepless. We hope they will
flat Hat guESt ColumniSt
is to create an environment where the private sector can continue to do so in the future.
create jobs. McDonnell favors encouraging job creation by
granting $1,000-per-worker tax credits to companies that
The commonwealth of Virginia has a history of balancing create 50 jobs. The staff editorial represents the opinion of The Flat Hat. The editorial board,
which is elected by The Flat Hat’s section editors and executive staff, consists of
the national political trends in its off-year gubernatorial He also favors protecting Virginia’s Right to Work law,
Miles Hilder, Ashley Morgan, Alex Guillén, Matt Poms and Andy Henderson. The
elections. When one party is elected into the White House, which states that no one can be denied work because of Flat Hat welcomes submissions to the Opinions section. Limit letters to 250 words
Virginians have tended to elect the candidate from the other membership or nonmembership in a labor organization and columns to 700 words. Letters, columns, graphics and cartoons reflect the view
party as their governor in the election a year later. While and adamantly opposes “Card Check,” a bill currently in of the author only. E-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
this fact may suggest something about Virginia voters, it is Congress that would outlaw the use of a secret ballot in
also possible that this trend is largely a coincidence: The union-organizing elections. Understanding the importance
opposition party has just happened to have the stronger of small businesses, McDonnell wants to expedite the state lEttEr to tHE Editor
candidate more often than not. application-and-permit process, part of the bureaucracy
In my opinion, the gubernatorial race this year will that impedes the creation of new companies. McDonnell Students shouldn’t settle for less intention to remain,” can be interpreted
support this trend not because Virginians have a desire to understands that the private sector is the engine that drives To the Editor: several ways depending on the locality’s
buck national politics, but because the best man to manage our economy and will put policies in place that will allow it to Ed Innace’s ’11 August 28 column, registrar. There are countless examples
the commonwealth for the next four years is republican function with government encouragement, not interference. “Students should think long term before in Virginia, and in the rest of the country,
Bob McDonnell. Another part of McDonnell’s plan is to create new jobs by arguing with residents,” misses the of students being disenfranchised due to
McDonnell brings experience to the table that outshines making the commonwealth the energy capital of the East forest for the trees in trying to pass off a registrar’s interpretation of “domicile.”
any candidate for Virginia governor in recent memory. Most Coast. He plans to do this by employing all forms of energy, the status of student voting nationwide In Williamsburg, just three years ago,
recently, McDonnell served as the both conventional and alternative. as indicative of students at the College of former registrar David Andrews resigned
Attorney General of Virginia. Ninety-two While he does favor expanded William and Mary. in disgrace because of his efforts to
of his 107 legislative proposals were McDonnell has remained nuclear energy and off-shore drilling Last year Williamsburg had the disenfranchise students. These clauses
passed into law, and all seven of his steadfast in his commitment to a if done in a safe and environmentally highest percentage of newly registered are now under consideration by a special
campaign promises were kept, including positive campaign and his goal of responsible manner, he is also in voters in the entire commonwealth. task force on voter registration.
the creation of an online Sex Offender being a job’s governor. favor of creating a new $500 dollar Naturally, registration doesn’t mean Finally, Innace asserts that because
Registry that has drawn national tax credit per worker for each new much unless students turn out to vote. the student population frequently
acclaim. McDonnell does what he says green job that is created. Well, the turnout at the Stryker Precinct, changes, we should essentially
he will do. In the 14 years prior, McDonnell served Virginia Another goal of his is to make southwest and southside where most students are assigned, was relegate ourselves to the status of
Beach’s 84th district in the House of Delegates, where, Virginia, regions that have been hard-hit economically in 81.3 percent — the fourth highest rate second class citizens. This suggestion
among other things, he passed welfare and tort reform. recent years, the alternative energy center of the East Coast in the state. At this time, students were is utterly inane. In the cradle of our
Previous to that, McDonnell served as a commonwealth by putting the proper education, research and funding approximately 25 percent of registered nation’s democracy, student apathy and
attorney in Virginia Beach and was the business manager in place.Understanding the importance of preserving voters. After the annual bout of voter resignation have no place.
of a Fortune 500 medical supply company. McDonnell undeveloped areas in a rapidly growing state, McDonnell registration that is currently being The transitory nature of the student
served 21 years in the U.S. Army and the Army Reserves will follow in Gov. Tim Kaine’s footsteps and set aside facilitated by the Student Assembly, there population certainly does not mean
after completing his undergraduate work with an ROTC 400,000 new acres for preservation. McDonnell values should be even more voters eager to cast students should not speak out for their
scholarship at the University of Notre Dame. McDonnell’s the environment and believes that working for energy their ballots and participate in local and interests, which remain more or less
extraordinary career in the military, the private sector, independence and a cleaner environment can also serve to national elections. constant. The fact that the population
law enforcement and in government has armed him with create new jobs in Virginia. Furthermore, Innace’s assertion that isn’t permanent simply means that the
the knowledge and the experience to be one of the most While his opponent has sought to make this election students cannot blame arbitrary and community should take advantage of the
effective governors in Virginia history. about divisive social issues, McDonnell has remained draconian rules — or their interpreters fact that its large population of involved
While McDonnell has the most experience of any steadfast in his commitment to running a positive campaign — is complete bunk. Innace should community members and veteran voters
candidate in this election, he also has the best plan to and focusing on his goal to be a job’s governor. be aware that student voting rights are have a tremendous opportunity and
achieve his vision of a more prosperous commonwealth. Regardless of who is sitting in the Oval Office, McDonnell determined by the state. “Domicile,” responsibility to participate in teaching
While McDonnell’s opponent admits that his is the man with the best qualifications and the right vision to defined in the Code of Virginia §24.2- the commonwealth’s future leaders how
administration may raise taxes to add to a budget that lead Virginia successful next four years. 101 as requiring that “a person must to grow into active participants in society.
has doubled in the past 10 years, McDonnell has said that E-mail Thomas Chappell at email@example.com. live in a particular locality with the — Valerie Hopkins ’09
Sen. Chairman rewrites code in attempt to secure place in SA history
tonight at 7 p.m. in Tyler 301 they will impact of their predecessors. guy in terms of procedure, so when he able to connect a face and a name and a
be without the people who attempted The original cards were handy and graduates, someone else will have to purpose to their SA.
Russ Zerbo to revolutionize student government even subversive. If you heard the knock learn his code, and someone else will Amending code is a sure-fire way
flat Hat opinionS Editor
at the College for the past four years. of an authority figure, a quick look at have to write an opinion column about to get the attention of other student
It means that now when the SA does your know-your-rights card could quickly how the SA is doomed to fail without politicians, but if Brown, or anyone else,
voter registration drives, none of inform you that under no circumstance him. Even though one can only gain wants the approval of the rest of us,
For those of you who are incoming the volunteers will have known a can an RA enter your room without so much authority from amending then more must surely be done. Free
freshmen, you have chosen to enter the Williamsburg that prevented students your permission — useful information code, this is still a power play of the printing? Public bikes? Could you just
College of William and Mary as your from registering to vote. when your RA is demanding entrance highest regard. tell dining services that they can’t put a
Student Assembly has entered into a new If this doesn’t seem like a big deal, it and assuming you don’t know the rules. Brown knows that the SA has lost slider on a big bun and call it a burger?
era. For better or worse, you will never is. Without the previously mentioned There is no information on the new card the people that initially attracted him to Actually, could we just get that ping-pong
experience the code-based governance student politicians, the SA could easily that will help you get out of a jam — it’s student government at the College. He ball dispenser that was supposed to be
of Walter McClean ’09 and Matt Beato fade back into the obscurity it once really just a summary of information in also knows that in order to have any sort here in December?
’09 or Zach Pilchen’s ’09 and Valerie existed in. Even a cursory glance at the the student handbook. They’ve got the of impact on campus, students must be E-mail Russ Zerbo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopkins’s ’09 two-year presidency that bills on the agenda for this evening can form and color scheme of the old cards,
attempted to reinvigorate student interest tell you a lot about the shadow that the but none of the substance.
in both the College and Williamsburg. SA will govern in this year. Brown will sponsor two more bills
You can read Hopkins’s letter to the Senate Chairman Ben Brown ’11 will in an attempt to solidify his position
editor telling students not to take a present a bill tonight proposing to print as the new SA king of code. A 54-page
back seat to Williamsburg residents. 6,000 cards detailing student rights in bill rewrites the entire SA Code and
Her anger can be felt through the page the case of an honor code violation and another amends the SA Elections Code.
because she witnessed Pilchen lobby a student conduct code violation. In past If the first bill is passed — and I’m
the Williamsburg registrar to allow the years, the SA printed cards in an effort guaranteeing that it will — as a student
seemingly transient student population to educate students in interactions with a you probably won’t even notice, but that’s
of Williamsburg to have a role in local resident assistant or a police officer and not the point.
politics. But what does this all mean? — though I hate to sound sentimental — The point is that Brown is now
It means that when the SA meets the new cards will certainly not have the trying to position himself as the go-to Vicky chao — the flat hat
tuesday, September 1, 2009 Page 5
Variety editor Jessica Gold
Rec Center pumps
By Errin Toma don’t have at the Rec Center is personal Come on by and get a tour to make it
The Flat Hat towels for people to use,” Mohammad more personal.”
Rahman ’10, who works at the front The Rec Center also offers
Waiting in line to have your desk of the Rec Center, said. “Aside options for those who want to bring
fingerprint taken. Typing in an access from that, you’ve got everything. It’s a competitive edge to their quest for
code into a small metal box and waiting a great social place to meet people. physical fitness. With 45 competitive
for the green light to send you through There isn’t much we don’t offer.” sports clubs ranging from synchronized
the electric turn- style. Filling in waivers As students of the College, the Rec swimming to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, there is
full of personal health history. This Center offers the opportunity to do something for everyone. Participating
is the typical scene during the first what we do best — multitask. Students in club sports can double as a social
few weeks at school as new students can flip through their textbook while activity and a way to stay fit.
gather at the front desk in the Student peddling on the exercise bike or For motivation to get to the gym,
Recreation Center to register for their elliptical machine, or watch their intramural teams are a great way to get a
gym membership. favorite TV show on one of the big- group together and stick to a schedule.
College can be difficult, but at the screens. Going to the gym is also a There are 21 different recreational
College of William and Mary getting great way to prepare for activities sports offered. If something more
healthy can be easy. After that first, beyond the Rec Center. adventurous is your speed, the Rec
somewhat time-consuming entry to the “I try to get in better shape for Center organizes several outdoor
Rec Center, getting in requires only a riding because I do event riding,” recreation trips a year, including a
student ID number and a fingerprint. Devlin Murphy ’13 said. “It’s like a kayaking trip and a caving expedition.
From there, the Rec Center offers horse triathlon with three phrases. I “All of our trips are completely
activities and equipment perfect for all compete twice a month, so I need to be student-led, and they are offered to
fitness levels and needs. a little more fit.” all members of the William and Mary
Newly renovated in 2006, the Rec For people with little experience community and any guests they might
Center is 90,000 square feet featuring working out at a gym, the Rec Center bring along,” Theran Fisher, assistant
a climbing wall, swimming pool, offers personal training with nationally director of Outdoor Recreation and
massage room, multi-purpose courts certified personal trainers and Student Development said. “And we
and weight and cardio equipment. individualized fitness assessments. do everything from a couple hour
“The only thing we “The staff is so dedicated; they put clinics and afternoon trips to several
all their efforts behind it, and it really day trips.”
does show,” Rahman said. Like many of the activities offered
“If you’re uncertain about at the Rec Center, experience is not a
anything, you’re more than prerequisite.
welcome to ask the front desk.
Ask questions. See FiTnESS page 6 Sun Park — ThE FlaT haT
behinD closeD Doors
De-stress: Keep your sexual toolbox handy
simple ways to improve your health unnecessary, just think of it as reassurance. Better to go in
and find that you’re free and clear than to engage in sexual
Deadlines, papers, exams, a decreased risk of heart disease Maya Horowitz activity that may result in disease transmission — majorly
meetings — it’s enough to drive according to the “Foundations of flat hat sex columnist unsexy.
anyone insane. Even when doing Sport and Exercise Psychology” by n Make sure to round up wingmen. There’s a reason people
what we love, stress can still take a Robert S. Weinberg. Exercise helps travel in packs. Having a friend with you when you’re out
toll on us. Once in a while we need boost your energy levels during the scoping for dudes always comes in handy. The Hitchhiker’s
to take time out and relax, regroup day, promotes better sleep and a Welcome to another year at the College of William and Guide to the Galaxy will tell you a towel and a guide are all
and restructure our lives. For some better sex life. Mary. The start of fall semester, whether you’re a freshman or a you need when traveling. Well, when attempting to mate, a
Thirty minutes of exercise daily senior, is a chance to start anew in all aspects of your life. Being few good mates are all you need.
people, taking a walk through
as this is the sex column, I’ll posit that the most important n Go out and buy some sexual accoutrements. Sex can find
Colonial Williamsburg and sitting on keeps stress levels at bay, gives
element of your clean slate is your sex life. It’s my duty to make you at any time and when it comes knocking on your door
a bench in front of the Governor’s you added health benefits and sure you’re prepared for this hopefully sex-filled year, so I in the form of a 4 a.m. booty call, you want to meet it with
Palace with a journal is the best way can help you from getting that thought I’d provide you with a sort of sexual toolbox. preparedness. The two most important items to have are
to relax. No matter what method you dreaded freshman fifteen. Other n Arguably, the most important tool — other than of condoms and lubricants. I recommend thin condoms and
choose, de-stressing is a must at the daily behaviors to decrease stress course your own hammer — is confidence. Dare to be cocky a lubricant made to feel as natural as possible. I’m an old-
College of William and Mary. levels include sleeping at least eight about your cock. Partners, like the predators of the animal fashioned girl; I just want to make love, not suck on a cherry-
Stress, if it reaches a chronic hours and eating the right foods. kingdom, can smell your fear. And, unless they are actual flavored popsicle and then lubricate myself with something
level (even just a few hours of non- tara Geise, a registered dietitian predators, fear isn’t going to turn them on. Men and women that raises the temperature of my clitoris. That’s just my
stop stressing) can lead to bodily in Florida and spokesperson for alike want a partner who is proud of themselves and secure two cents. Buy whatever you think will make you happy and
deterioration. Stress increases the American Dietetic Association, in their sexual prowess. This is not to say you should become motivate you to search out a partner.
cortisol levels, which stop your stated that there are 10 main stress- some sort of self-obsessed monster. Try to go for “I’m cool, n Set the scene: Make sure your bedroom is sexable. This
and I know it. I’m willing to show it, but I’m not too self- entails a little tidying up. But since it’s the beginning of the
metabolism, increase food cravings relieving foods:
satisfied to blow it.” year, the cleaning shouldn’t be too bad. Dirty underwear
and decrease your immune system, BEEF: (organic and low-fat) is
n I know this sounds like a PSA, but let’s pretend that stands strewn across the bed isn’t alluring, it’s gross. You want to
according to an article in Business filled with B vitamins, iron and zinc, for “Penis Safety Alert.” The new year is a wonderful time make your room as inviting and comfortable as possible so
Week Magazine called “Vander’s all of which contribute to stabilizing to get tested for sexually transmitted infections. Make sure
Human Physiology.” This response, mood. Great to eat for dinner the you are truely starting with a clean slate. Even if you feel it’s See Tool page 6
which initially gave cavemen the night before a big test day.
quick burst of energy needed to COTTAGE CHEESE WiTH FRuiT: the
run from a predator, can harmfully
affect the body after a certain
period of time. As a result, those
natural sugars in fruit, combined
with the protein and calcium in the
cottage cheese, are a stress-fighting
Virginia-native band rocks year’s first concert
with high levels of stress are more combination. The vitamin C in fruit
likely to contract illnesses, gain is an antioxidant that fights the By CaiTlin FairChild warm, dry dorm rooms. Granted, the featuring Carbon Leaf and Sleeperstar. It
Flat Hat Photos Editor downpour was not a freezing rain, but it had all the traditional makings of a good
weight and have a higher risk of free radicals released during stress,
was miserable nonetheless. The answer show at the College: members of AMP
depression. Additionally, anxiety which can be harmful to the heart.
Walking along the dimly lit path was that these enthusiastic students stressed and running around in blue
attacks, obesity and binging, ALMONDS: contain vitamins B2, obscured even further by the driving were heading to see Carbon Leaf shirts; a concerned Mark Constantine
decreased sexual performance, and E, zinc and magnesium. Vitamin E, rain, one might wonder why on earth perform at the first concert of the year waiting in the wings with arms crossed;
even cancers in the long run are also found in these nuts, fights free people were going toward Matoaka at the College of William and Mary. and an enthusiastic crowd of students
common side effects of stress. radicals. Grab a handful to snack on Amphitheater, where there was no The heavy precipitation defined excited for the first concert of the year.
One of the most effective between classes. shelter, instead of away toward their Friday night’s Welcome Back Concert The youthful, pop-rock group
ways to manage stress and cool TuNA: a low-fat protein, which Sleeperstar opened for the established
down is to exercise. The Student contains vitamins B6 and B1. folk-rock veterans Carbon Leaf and
Recreation Center offers a wide Canned tuna makes a cheap lunch created an atmosphere that appealed to
variety of activities, ranging from after hitting the gym. a variety of people.
yogilates, Zumba, hip-hop and the BLuEBERRiES: rich in Sleeperstar returned to the College
after a successful Friday @ 5 performance
climbing wall. While strengthening antioxidants, contain vitamin C and
last spring. The band quickly won more
and conditioning may provide de- are a low-calorie snack.
students’ hearts with their catchy choruses,
stressing benefits, for maximum MiLk: believe it or not, milk is as well as the boy-band good looks of lead
health benefit cardiovascular high in antioxidants (the organic singer Chris Pearson.
exercises such as running, swimming kind), contains essential vitamins B2 Highlights of the Sleeperstar
and biking are most effective. and B12, protein and calcium. A glass performance included a guitar-driven
The releasing of mental stress every morning goes a long way. cover of the Postal Service’s “Such Great
physically through exercise has CORNFLAkES OR RiCE CEREAL: Heights” and the ballad “Texas Rain,”
multiple other benefits. Exercise provides B vitamins and folic acid to which began, as if on cue, at the same
decreases the risk of depression provide serotonin. time as a downpour over Matoaka.
and increases confidence, while the ASPARAGuS: high in folic acid and Mid-set, the band proclaimed their
dilation of blood vessels and increase B vitamins (both are used to make nerdy love of board games and Harry
Potter, to which the college students
of blood flow has cardiovascular serotonin — a mood stabilizer).
benefits such as a decrease in LDL
“We found our people,” Pearson cried.
cholesterol counts, an increase “This is seriously the best show we’ve
in good HDL cholesterol counts, — by Jennifer Gaertner CaiTlin FairChild — ThE FlaT haT ever played.”
a decrease in blood pressure and Carbon Leaf vocalist, Barry Privett, rocks out at the show last Friday night. He incorporated the
use of a penny whistle into various songs, surprising and delighting the crowd. See ConCErT page 6
Page 6 Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Lindauere: resident leader
By Lauren BiLLingsLey stuff but I do bring environmental awareness to
Flat Hat That Guy Columnist things I’m involved in.
What is your aMP Late night mug filled with
Dawson Lindauere has a long family history in usually?
Pennsylvania, having attended the same high school I either drink Diet Coke, water, skim milk or
as both his parents and his grandparents near the orange juice. If I put a mixed drink in there it
town of Economy, Penn. Deep roots haven’t kept would be Long Island Iced Tea because it’s my
this member of the College of William and Mary favorite mixed drink.
community from branching out; he visited Brazil How did you end up coming to the College
as a teen and both India and Africa on recent trips. from out of state?
Around campus Dawson has a notable presence as First, I wanted some distance and wanted to be
a tour guide, Student Exchange employee and AMP in a completely different area just to experience a
executive. He has also been involved in Pep Band, different place. The summer between junior and
the Admissions Office, Honor Council and has been senior year of high school I was talking to my
a part of Residence Life for three years. His shaggy mom’s best friend’s stepdaughter who went here
blonde hair and unique beaded hemp necklace pair during the ’80s, and she said she went to William
well with his casual and friendly nature, and it’s and Mary and that it was a great place and I should
a pleasure to chat with this senior about interning check it out. So I was looking at William and Mary
at the Wildlife Institute of India, what he drinks and another school to visit [Lehigh University]
from his Late Night mug and how the flip of a coin that were both about six or seven hours away,
played a part in him coming to the College. so I flipped a coin, and it landed on the William CaitLin FairCHiLD — tHe FLat Hat
along with government you are also majoring and Mary side — so I came and visited here. We Often seen around the Campus Center on the way to an AMP meeting. Lindauere was also an RA in the freshman dorm
in environmental Policy. Do you consider drove seven hours down and took a tour, had directly behind the Campus Center, Hunt Hall. This year, Lindauere is the head resident in Jefferson Hall
yourself an environmentalist or an advocate a meal at Season’s and drove all the way home
for environmental issues? that same day. I liked it a lot and decided to apply I would say something, usually about the weather using a lot of GIS analysis. I also got to travel
I’m interested in studying it, and in things I’m Early Decision last minute; I think I turned in my because she would always catch me off guard. every weekend and got to visit two friends from
involved in, I do my best to keep green, if you application the day it was due, so I had to put in all She also hosted poker parties at her house that I here, one who did an exchange program last fall
will. I recycle a lot, cut down on paper, do e-mails these special requests to my teachers for my high would go to. Various other good friends came out here and one who’s just a full-time student. I was
instead of paper stuff, and conserve water. I’m school recommendation. of that class, and it was also the class that made six hours northeast of Delhi; one friend lived in
mindful, I don’t do too much of the protesting and so you said you flipped a coin about which me want to be a government major. Delhi, and the other in Mumbai.
College to visit. Do you think you tend to live you’re wearing a hemp necklace and several you’ve traveled a good deal. What has that
your life like that? woven bracelets and anklets. Do they have been like, and how has travel been significant
I mean, most of the things I’ve done have been a stor y? to you?
pretty spur-of-the-moment. The summer between I’ve been wearing the hemp necklace since Actually, everywhere I’ve been has been a
sophomore and junior year I decided pretty junior high. Not the same one because [the developing country except for Canada. I did the
haphazardly to study abroad in Cape Town, South necklaces] break, but I’ve actually recycled the Honduras spring break trip, and I’d been to Brazil
Africa for the summer, and I had been thinking about beads every time they’ve broken and put the in junior high, and then South Africa and India.
doing the Ireland program; but I saw the picture of old beads on a new necklace I’d make — but It’s not so much traveling; I don’t even like to call
Cape Town and without looking at the courses that this summer I lost my necklace, so this is a new it traveling. I like living there, experiencing the
were offered, I just decided I wanted to go. one. This bracelet is from one of my friends who culture, using public transportation and not just
Have you had a memorable professor or studied abroad in Chile; they’re lucky beads. The running around taking pictures.
class at the College? anklet is a friendship bracelet from summer camp What do you think is one of the defining
Just because it was freshman year first this summer; there were three of us, and we each aspects of the College?
semester, my most memorable professor was made each other friendship bracelets. The other It’s just kind of like a big home. I’m saying that
definitely Professor [George] Grayson in the one is from a friend who went to Guatemala over in the sense that I’d feel comfortable wearing my
Government department. It was Intro to American spring break. pajamas anywhere on campus except maybe the
Politics, and the first day of class he was like, “You What are you hoping to do in the future? new business school.
need to spit out that gum, this is collegiate class.” I want to work abroad as an American, whether Just before our conversation comes to a close, I
He had everyone pass their hand over a candle it’s for some division of the government or for find that Dawson received an award for the best RA
and swear to be good members of class. He was a company. I’m really pretty open, but I do like in the commonwealth of Virginia, meaning he has
kind of joking, but it was pretty intense. I made a environmental things — it’s just an interesting topped the state’s charts at keeping his residents at
lot of good friends in that class; people that I’m and ever-growing field. This summer I interned the College happy, developing successful community
CaitLin FairCHiLD — tHe FLat Hat still friends with now. My one friend who I met at the Wildlife Institute of India doing internal building and carefully handling some tough
Dawson Lindauere, a three year AMP Comedy Commit- in that class who was a year above me ended up research for them with another student. It was residence-life situations. Walking out the door for
tee member, is currently chair of the Late Nite Committee. having me as her plant during tours, so she would great but really hot. The internship went really the next segment of a full day, Dawson heads off to
Their first event is this Friday at the Sadler Center. always see me after class with her tour group, and well, and we used their data and made a report begin AMP setup for this weekend’s activities.
Show spirit not dampened Always prepared on campus
ConCert from page 5 tooL from page 5 These are just a few ideas to get
you started, but the actual encounters
Sleeperstar then cleared the way for the headliners. that you put your partner at ease. are up to you. I hope that a few of my
Carbon Leaf, who hails from Richmond, is popular among n Leave your baggage in the past. It’s words will contribute to some funky
many in-state students. the dawn of a new day. Allow yourself to chicken love in your future.
Around 9:30 p.m., Carbon Leaf took the stage and get down without thinking about former Maya Horowitz is the Flat Hat Sex
a thoroughly energized crowd welcomed them. They lovers. Few things are less of a turn-on columnist. Although she wasn’t a boy
played the requisite, familiar hits such as “The Boxer,” than someone who isn’t in the moment. scout, she is a firm believer in their motto:
“What About Everything” and “Life Less Ordinary,” but No one wants to feel like their lover’s Be prepared.
also showcased more blues and folk-based songs off their attentions are focused elsewhere.
latest album, “Nothing Rhymes with Woman.” n Sketch out your sexual boundaries.
In between their original hits, the band transitioned Spend a little time thinking about what
out into classics like “Somewhere over the Rainbow” and your goals are for this year; how far you
“Day-O,” which, despite the crowd’s enthusiastic sing- are willing to go and how many sexual
along were cut short to be replaced by one of the bands partners you would like to have. There’s
more unfamiliar new songs like, “Miss Hollywood.” no shame in deciding to be reserved
Throughout, singer Barry Privett’s Jethro Tull-like for the year. Having a clear idea of
use of several different tin whistles — conveniently kept what you want will help you remain
tucked in the back of his pants — lent an almost Celtic feel calm in sexual situations. If you’re not
to their repertoire. comfortable with your undercarriage
Before beginning their classic song “Changeless,” being diddled, be sure to go over
Privett, with his hand over his heart, advised the crowd to hypothetical situations and decide how
cherish their time at the College. you will handle them.
“Four, four short years, man; four short years,” he said n Allow room for mistakes. On the
to the crowd. CaitLin FairCHiLD — tHe FLat Hat path through the sexual forest, there
When another bout of rain hit, Privett dedicated their Despite heavy rain throughout the entire show, neither Carbon Leaf are bound to be accidents and stumbles;
song, “Drops of Rain,” to the members of the audience or Sleeperstar put the show on hold. forgive yourself in advance. This is all
who stayed despite the drenching. part of your journey to discovering the
“Thanks for hanging with us through thick and thin slight departure from their other songs: a fervent cover sex life you need. graPHiC By oLivia WaLCH — tHe FLat Hat
guys,” he said to the soaked audience. of Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion,” which pumped up the
For an encore, they took the stage and closed with a portion of the crowd who had actually heard of the song.
Varying options at Rec Center offer ways to get fit
Fitness from page 5 qualified Body Pump instructors who for $75 after that date. Semester passes
are there to offer guidance on the are also available for $45, otherwise the
“All of our trips are designed for correct lifting techniques throughout drop-in rate per-class is $5.
those interested in outdoor recreation, the class. Depending on the weight With so many different opportunities
but not necessarily outdoor experts,” added to the barbell by the participant, for every fitness level, the Rec Center
Fisher said. the class’s difficulty is determined on an offers something for every student.
The Rec Center is also the home individual level.
of the latest fitness phenomena for “If you’ve always thought that
those looking to build muscle. Body exercise is boring, Body Pump will
Pump, a Les Mills class, is a toning and change your mind. The classes
conditioning class using a non-impact are incredibly motivating, with
weights-based exercise that is perfect dynamic music and an instructor
for every fitness level. giving constant encouragement and
“The classes are always easy feedback throughout the session,”
to follow, too, with no complicated Jenny Fisher said.
choreographed moves, so there is no After the first free week of classes,
danger of feeling lost or self-conscious,” Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, Fitwell passes — which
said Jenny Fisher, the assistant director have unlimited use for any class — can
of Fitness and Wellness and also a Body be purchased at the front desk of the sun Park — tHe FLat Hat
Pump instructor. Rec Center. An Academic Year Pass can A student works out in the weight room on
The classes are taught by fully be purchased for $70 before Sept. 1 or the middle level of the Rec Center.
TRibe fooTbALL 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Page 7
Sports editor Matt Poms
Sports editor Chris Weidman
After posting 32.8 points per game last season, Quarterback
the Tribe offense will attempt to continue that lev-
el of production behind a new quarterback and After converting from wide re- Senior D.J. McAulay (718 yards receiv-
reconstituted offensive line. It will be a tall order ceiver and spending his junior year ing last year) and junior Chase Hill
in a CAA South division which features four of the as a backup, senior R.J. Archer will (438 yards) will be the main targets
top-five defenses from a year ago. feature under center. it’s his first for senior quarterback R.J. Archer, but
Senior R.J. Archer takes over under center for expect the Tribe pass catchers to miss
departed All-CAA quarterback Jake Phillips after
year starting, but he’s no new-
spending last season as the backup. comer, throwing for 307 yards in a the steadying presence of the gradu-
“He’s had some days that weren’t as good as start against Villanova. ated elliott Mack. Juniors Terreon Co-
nyers and Cam Dohse also have game
others; we’ve taken it slower with him [this fall],
but other than that, he’s looked very good,” Head experience, but keep an eye out for
Coach Jimmye Laycock said. “Hopefully, as he After last year’s breakthrough redshirt freshman Ryan Moody, who
settles down and gets some confidence with him-
campaign from sophomore posted strong performances in practice
self and the game plan down, I look for him to do
very well.” Jonathan Grimes, running back is throughout the spring and summer.
Archer will have assistance from a dynamic unquestionably the deepest and overall, Archer should have ample
running attack featuring sophomore CAA Rookie most talented unit on the offense. receivers with which to work, but the
of the Year Jonathan Grimes and juniors Court- Grimes will attempt to follow Tribe lacks a surehanded standout.
land Marriner and Terrence Riggins. Grimes will
his 948 yards rushing from last
look to reprise his breakout freshman season
in which he racked up 1,262 yards and 9 touch- season while teaming with juniors jack hohman — the flat hat
Senior quarterback R.J. Archer started against Villanova University last season.
downs rushing and receiving. However, he will Terrence Riggins and Courtland Senior Rob Varno enters his second
have to deal with the increased focus from oppo- Marriner to create a versatile season as the starter after a solid year
nents that comes with those numbers. Marriner attack. Look for Marriner to factor offensive line in which he posted 36 catches for 397
and Riggins should be instrumental in relieving The departures of center Luke Hiteshew and guard Michael Grant leave the yards. He was also a favorite target
into the passing game while Rig-
the load after injury-plagued 2008 campaigns.
The play of a young offensive line will be key gins, who slimmed down in the offensive line short on experience. Senior C.J. Muse and junior Keith Hill lead a of senior quarterback R.J. Archer in Ar-
as sophomore James Pagliaro and junior Derek offseason to increase durability, unit which will be a key factor in the offense’s success — new center sophomore cher’s lone start last year, hauling in 6
Toon slide into new positions. picks up the tough yardage inside. James Pagliaro and guard junior Derek Toon will need to mature quickly. balls for 58 yards against Villanova.
Scouting reports Defense
Linebacker Expect to see senior defensive
end Adrian Tracy leading convoys
sibilities and will look to repeat as
the Tribe’s leader in tackles for the
Sophomore Jake Trantin captains a unit of linemen into opponents’ back- third straight year.
which lost two seniors to graduation fields on a regular basis this season. “We always go out there think-
All four starters from last year’s ing we’re the best secondary in the
this offseason. After stepping in for an defensive line return, highlighted country,” Caldwell said. “We feel
injured Josh Rutter midway through by Tracy, who enters the year as an like we’ve worked hard enough, and
last year, Trantin finished second on the All-American candidate. The unit’s we have a lot of talent back there, so
team with 76 tackles and an intercep- speed, depth and athletic potency we’re looking forward to it.”
tion. He will be joined by juniors Wes make it feared throughout the CAA. The linebackers set up to be the
While the front four looms large, least-experienced unit on defense.
Steinman and evan francks at the the rest of the defensive is not as Two three-year starters graduated
outside linebacker slots. solidified. The secondary has to this spring, which forces sopho-
formulate a scheme to replace third more Jake Trantin to take the con-
round NFL draft pick Derek Cox trol in the middle. Trantin led all
The Tribe cornerbacks are a deep unit ’09. Senior safety David Caldwell CAA freshmen with 6.9 tackles per
will shoulder leadership respon- game last season.
which lacks a standout performer.
Juniors ben Cottingham and Terrell Wells
will start, but senior fred Johnson and
The College’s senior place kicker brian Pate was recently
redshirt freshman b.W. Webb should named to the College Sporting News All-American Team as
see playing time as well. Senior David an honorable mention.
Caldwell is a playmaker at safety after
posting 78 tackles, 2 interceptions and
2 return touchdowns last season. Senior jack hohman — the flat hat
Robert Livingston will start at free safety. Senior defensive end Adrian Tracy recorded 10 sacks last season.
Defensive line Special teams
The Tribe defensive line was one of the best in the conference last season. Senior kicker brian Pate was named first team All-CAA after
This year, after returning all four starters, they should be even better. Senior a rock steady 2008 season in which he went 13-16 on field
and preseason All-American Adrian Tracy had 10 sacks and 15.5 tackles for goals. Junior punter David Miller averaged 41.53 yards per
a loss in 2008, while fellow end and classmate C.J. Herbert notched 2 sacks punt. Sophomore Jonathan Grimes was an All-American kick
and 23 tackles in support. Senior tackle Sean Lissemore might be the most returner after posting 24.5 yards per return and a touch-
underrated player on the team, while junior Mike Stover starts next to him. down. Senior safety David Caldwell is likely to return punts. jack hohman — the flat hat
College’s schedule at a glance
Sept. 5 @ Virginia oct. 24 vs. JaMeS MaDiSon
The Cavaliers might be in disarray coming off a 5-7 season, but Last season, the College swept into Harrisonburg riding a five-
fans of both teams will no doubt be up for this in-state rivalry. game win streak and promptly fell back to earth, losing 48-28.
Sept. 12 vs. Central ConneCtiCut State JMU quarterback Rodney Landers, who racked up 357 total
The Blue Devils posted a strong 7-4 mark a year ago and were yards in that game, graduated, and expect the Tribe to fare bet-
picked to finish third in the Northeastern Conference. ter this year at home.
Sept. 19 @ norfolk State oct. 31 @ rhode island
Last year, the Tribe destroyed the Spartans 42-12 in a surpris- The Rams managed one CAA win in 2008. Don’t expect them to
ingly easy home win. do much better in 2009.
Sept. 26 vs. DelaWare nov. 7 vs. toWSon
The College ran over the Blue Hens 27-3 in Newark last year Towson went 3-9 last year and lost to the Tribe 34-14. This will
as Delaware finished the season with a rare losing record (3-8). be a must-win for the College before finishing with two tough
Having reloaded behind Penn. State transfer quarterback Pat games.
Devlin, expect the Blue Hens to be geared up for revenge. nov. 14 vs. neW HaMPSHire
oct. 3 @ Villanova In the 2008 game of the year, the Tribe won 38-34 on a D.J.
The Tribe fell behind 35-7 at halftime of this matchup in 2008 MacAulay touchdown with 22 seconds to play.
and couldn’t recover, losing 38-28. nov. 22 @ richmond
oct. 10 @ northeastern This game was a virtual play-in game for the playoffs in 2008,
The Huskies fell 38-17 at Zable last year as the College picked and this season might prove to be no different. If the Spiders
jack hohman — the flat hat up a key late-season win. Head Coach Rocky Hager’s teams are and Tribe go at it again for a postseason berth, expect the atmo-
Sophomore running back Jonathon Grimes. always physical, and Northeastern will be a tough road game. sphere to be electric in downtown Richmond.
Jonathan Grimes, So., tailback Zbig Kepa, offensive coordinator R.J. Archer, Sr., quarterback Jimmye Laycock, head coach
“We’re not going to be settling for “We have [Jonathan] Grimes, but in the “ever since i’ve been here, we’ve “i think there are some guys who are on this team who have come
just staying close with everyone this running game, we have guys who have always had good chemistry, but i up through the ranks who have had some tough times as well as
year. i’m thinking ‘win every game’ been productive in Courtland [Marriner] think it’s as good this year as it’s some good times, and they understand what it takes to be successful.
and i’m hoping everybody else feels and [Terrence] Riggins. Those two guys ever been. everyone gets along They’ve seen it, they’ve seen other guys do it, they’ve had a good
that way, too.” could have a bust out year.” great. We’re all good friends.” example of it, and i think they’re ready to step forward and do it.”
page 8 tuesday, September 1, 2009
Sports editor Matt poms
Sports editor Chris weidman
2009 tribe football preview
R.J. ARcheR, senioR, quARteRbAck
AdRiAn tRAcy, offensive and defensive breakdowns,
senioR, JonAthon gRimes,
defensive end scouting reports, schedule at-a-
Running bAck glance and conference outlook.
COurTeSy PhOTOS — w&M SPOrTS infOrMATiOn
by the numbers College prepared to challenge
tougher than ever CAA South
yards per game yards allowed per game
By MATT POMS
Flat Hat Sports Editor
sity New Hampshire is ranked eighth). Factoring in the sea-
son opening game against ACC-program University of Virginia
and a Parent’s Weekend contest against a very strong Dela-
tribe in the Caa in 2008
The 2008 College of William and Mary football team was ware program, six of the College’s 11 games will be contested
inches away from the FCS playoffs, its season ending after a against playoff-caliber opponents.
dramatic 23-20 overtime defeat to the eventual national cham- It’s a challenge that the College is both prepared and ex-
pion University of Richmond in the year’s final game. cited for.
Entering the 2009 season, that squad returns 15 of 22 start- “It’s real tough, but it’s just motivation,” senior safety David
in CAA South division posting ers from a team that finished the season ranked no. 20 in the Caldwell said. “We all want to play against the highest level,
a 5-3 conference record country. The Tribe saw nine All-CAA performers take the field
for its 2009 spring game and that roster now includes five play-
and we feel like we’re at the highest level in 1-AA. You couldn’t
ask for more.”
ers tabbed as preseason All-Americans by the College Sport- If the competition isn’t motivation enough, the Tribe has a
scoring defense allowing ing News, the sixth most of any team in the country.
Accordingly, when the 2009 preseason polls were an-
Nov. 21 road matchup against Richmond to cap the season in a
rematch of the dramatic 23-20 overtime loss which ended the
25.1 points per game nounced, the College had gained the respect of the college
football media, placing from 11th to 16th nationally in most
College’s 2008 campaign. The defeat knocked the Tribe out of
lock playoff status, leaving the squad’s fate to the FCS selec-
major rankings. tion committee.
scoring offense notching 30.4 However, when the CAA coaches predicted the league’s or- After that body left the Tribe out of the 16-team FCS post-
der of finish in late July, these factors were only good enough season last year, the College has one clear goal for 2009.
points per game to earn the College a predicted fourth place finish. “We took the national champions to overtime. We felt that
Such is life in the brutal CAA South division. if a couple balls bounced different ways, we could have won
Despite assembling some of the best talent in the FCS, that game,” Caldwell said. “But that’s just football. We want to
turnover margin with 11 Head Coach Jimmye Layock will have to contend with the likes control our destiny this year. We don’t want to be waiting on
of no. 1 Richmond, no. 3 Villanova University, no. 10 James selection Sunday for the selection committee.”
takeaways and 19 giveaways Madison University and a resurgent University of Delaware
program merely to survive his own division.
total offense averaging “You can pick anyone, anywhere; everyone’s tough,” Lay-
cock said. “Richmond returns most of their players, JMU’s
395.2 yards a game tough, Delaware has some good transfers and Villanova’s a top
team. They’re all good, so we’d better be ready to play.” Adrian Tracy, Sr., defensive end
Defensive coordinator Bob Shoops agreed.
“We’re very talented. We return experience, we have lead-
team defense surrendering “You come out of the CAA South alive, and you have done
something,” he said. “For our level of football, it’s similar to ership and those three components once mixed together
345.5 yards per game what the SEC is to the Division 1A level.” can provide a potent team ... I don’t feel like there is any
Of the Tribe’s 11-game 2009 slate, four opponents are cur- team out there that is head and shoulders above us. ”
rently ranked in the top 10 nationally (CAA North foe, Univer-