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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



 ThePulse
     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-
                                     registration
ken the ‘Thriller’ dance record,
which 242 students here broke
in April. Guinness has to con-
firm that all of the participants
                                     standardized
performed the entire dance, so
the College still holds the title
for now.
                                         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-
nice.”
                                                          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
                                     voter’s residence.
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.
Obama’s citizenship.

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                                     City’s new noise and nuisance ordinance takes effect
     Online
         @ flathatnews.com
                                         Some City Council members voice concern                                                                                         Violation reported to city police
Tube Talk
                                           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-
                                                                                                         property lines.
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
Braising 101
                                     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
        flathatnews.com/bitesize
                                         Since the April court ruling, Virginia                                       See OrdinAnce page 3                said they notified the neighbors imme-           noise violations.
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                                   Corrections
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
square feet.

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.



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       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
                               Source: weather.com
                                                                                                                                          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.
                                                                                        street Beat
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

                                                         /blogs                                                                                                                        2
                                                                                                                                                                                           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.
                      athatnews.com/bitesize
                                                                                                                                                                                       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
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                                                                                                                                                                                           noise violation.
                                                                                                                                                                                               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
                            Talk
                    Tube on all kinds of television.                                                                                                                                       block of Capitol landing Rd.
                    Musings
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                                                                                                                                                                                       3       Saturday, August 15 — An individual
                                                                                                                                                                                           was arrested on Harrison Ave. for alleged
                                                                                                                                                                                           public drunkenness.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                           — compiled by Mason Watson
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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
OpiniOns
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Opinions Editor Russ Zerbo
                                                                                                                                                                                                       fhopinions@gmail.com



                                                                                                                                        Staff Editorial

                                                                                                                                         The loudest class ever
                                                                                                                                        A
                                                                                                                                               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 fhopinions@gmail.com.
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 wtchappell@wm.edu.                        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 rjzerbo@wm.edu.
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
Variety upfitness
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Variety editor Jessica Gold
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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).
                                                                                                                                                                                                  enthusiastically cheered.
   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

ThaT Guy

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.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sports editor Matt Poms
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sports editor Chris Weidman
                                                                                                                                                                                                           flathatsports@gmail.com




offense
    After posting 32.8 points per game last season,          Quarterback
                                                                                                                                 Scouting reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wide receiver
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
                                                             Running back
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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tight end
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-

Secondary
                                                                                                                                                        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.




Sound bytes
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.”
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                                                                                                                                                                   Sports editor Matt poms
                                                                                                                                                               Sports editor Chris weidman
                                                                                                                                                                 flathatsports@gmail.com




 2009 tribe football preview




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                                                                                                                 WhAt’s inside
                       AdRiAn tRAcy,                                                                             offensive and defensive breakdowns,
                       senioR,                                            JonAthon gRimes,
                       defensive end                                                                             scouting reports, schedule at-a-
                                                                          sophomoRe,
                                                                          Running bAck                           glance and conference outlook.

                                                                                                               COurTeSy PhOTOS — w&M SPOrTS infOrMATiOn




 by the numbers  College prepared to challenge
                 tougher than ever CAA South
  397.5    326.9
    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.



    4th
                                                         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



    7th
                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-




    3rd
                                                      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




    11th
                                                         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.

                                                                                                                                Quotable
    3rd
                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.



    6th
                                                                                                                               “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-