dailygamecock.com UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011 VOL. 105, NO. 32 ● SINCE 1908 Car rental program off ers students inexpensive rides Connect by Hertz Ko. “This country is so large, now available at USC and it’s sad that there’s not a bet ter public t ransportat ion Kathryn Kranjc system. I love this idea because KKRANJC@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM it can be seen as a form of public transportation, and it allows [international students] to test W h ile ex pa nd i ng pa rk i ng for their license and rent a car lots and commissioning hybrid only when they need it.” c a r s m ay b e f a r of f, USC ’s According to the Ve h i c l e M a n a g e m e n t a n d E n v i r o n m e nt a l P r o t e c t io n Park ing Ser v ices is work ing A g e n c y, t r a n s p o r t a t i o n i s on promoting and expanding the fastest growing source of its new car rental program as Courtesy of Dance Marathon g reen house gas em issions a solution to heavy traffic and Last year Dance Marathon’s Morale encouraged the participants to keep dancing for 24 hours. i n t he U. S., accou nt i ng for greenhouse gas emissions. 47 percent of the increase in USC of f ic ia l ly pa r t nered total national emissions since Devoted dancer participates w it h Con nec t by Her t z , a n i nter nat iona l pay-a s-you- go ca r membersh ip club, i n November a nd is t he club’s 1990. Transportat ion is also the primary source of carbon d iox ide , t he mo s t c om mon greenhouse gas. in marathon for ﬁnal year on ly par t icipat i ng Sout h Carolina school so far. The program allows students and faculty to apply online for a free “[Sustainability] was one of the things that got us interested,” Vehicle Management employee Peninger supports cause Chris Howard said. “Ideally, will dance for t he f ull 24 volunteering to work with membership to access a set of this will hopef ully cut down that combines passions hours.” children in middle school. cars that can be rented out by on the number of cars driving for children, dance Making it the entire time During her senior year the hour. around campus, and the vehicles shouldn’t be a problem for at Wando High School, she Once a member, students and Hertz provides for service are Peninger. She danced for started “Dancing Pandas,” a faculty can choose to rent one Derek Legette ecologically responsible.” 12 hours in the event her dance therapy program for of four cars: one of two Toyota NEWS@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM Smith said Parking Services freshman year and the full 24 kids at the Medical University Prii at a rate of $8 per hour, a would like to include hybrid Da nce M a rat hon k ick s hours during the other two of South Carolina’s Children MINI Cooper or a Ford Escape, cars i n t he s ystem by t he of f ton ight at t he St rom years. Hospital . Peninger said she each at rate of $9 per hou r. end of the year, but first they T hu r mond Wel l ness a nd She said she enjoys Dance got to see the beneﬁts of the These rates cover gas, insurance need to increase membership. Fitness Center, and one USC Marathon because, donating College of Charleston’s Dance a nd ma i ntena nce. T he c a r s She a nt ic ipate s t hat af ter student who has danced all her a l l proceeds to Pa l met to Marathon and knew it was are available 24/7 but must be promot ing t he ser v ice to life can’t wait. Health Children’s Hospital, something she wanted to be a reserved ahead of time at www. student organizations, especially Amanda Peninger, a fourth- it puts together her love of part of in college. connectbyhertz.com. o r ie nt at io n s e r v i c e s , U S C year ps ycholog y st udent, dance and giving back to kids. Now that she’s in college, Each car also comes with a Connect will have signiﬁcantly has participated in Dance Peninger estimated she has Peninger only has time to GPS turn-by-turn navigation, more members by the end of Marathon every year since she raised over $950 in the four dance when she goes home a n i Pod adaptor, Bluetoot h the next fall semester. Whether has been at USC. years she has participated. during breaks. She’s only on technology, roadside assistance or not students decide to take “I’m excited,” Peninger “It’s both of my passions campus two days a week for and 24 -hour access to an in- advantage of this service remains sa id about t he weekend’s combined,” Peninger said. two classes and is taking three house member care center, and to be seen. First-year media arts competition. “This year will Originally f rom Mou nt more online. cars are serviced each month by student Justin Epperson said he be different because there will Pleasant, Peninger started Most of her time is spent Hertz. thinks the program’s success will be no sitting encouraged and da nc i ng when she wa s 2 DANCE ● 2 “The program has met depend on heavy endorsement no more shifts, so everyone years old, a nd she bega n success with the student body in and encouragement of students its three months of existence,” to make a lifestyle change. said Theresa Tillman-Smith , “Students in general are really Park ing Ser v ices liaison for busy,” Epperson said. “They’re USC Connect . “Each month, doing so much at once, and it’s Connect by Hertz receives more hard to find the time to plan and members.” out exactly when they’ll need a The car-share prog ram ride somewhere ... That’s why is especially popu lar among students ﬁ nd it more convenient 80,000 international students, who can to drive their own cars. It’s all obtain a U.S. driver’s license 24 hours THE NUMBER without the trouble of having about getting the info out and HOW LONG THE OF PATIENTS letting people know that if you to buy or rent t hei r ow n STUDENTS DANCE need a ride, the service is there.” THE CHILDREN’S vehicles expensively. Graduate Connect by Hertz currently HOSPITAL HELPS student and West (Green) Quad operates in over 50 cities and $150 EVERY YEAR intern Myoung Su Ko said the 4 0 u n iversit ies i n t he U. S., HOW MUCH program resembles the more t he United K ingdom, Spain, environmentally friendly public EACH DANCER $175,000 t ransportat ion system she is Germany, France and Canada . MUST RAISE TO THE GOAL TO To apply for membership, visit accustomed to in South Korea. PARTICIPATE www.connectbyhertz.com , and RAISE FOR “ I n K or e a , y ou p a y o nc e select USC’s location. PALMETTO HEALTH for a subway that you can ride — Information provided CHILDREN’S as often as you want for free, by uscdm.org a nd ever y t r a n sit s y stem is Comments on this story? HOSPITAL Courtesy of Dance Marathon connected. It’s much better than Visit: dailygamecock.com/news everyone just driving cars,” said rev iew Courtesy of cutprintreview.com carsP Os Turn to the Mix for a full preview of Sunday’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards, including proﬁles on the acting front-runners. Cou For extended coverage of the Oscars all the way through r tes y of Sunday night’s show, visit us online at tdgawardscentral. th e d ailyb blogspot.com and dailygamecock.com. Cour e a st tesy o f dig .com italtre nds.c om Friday SIU comes to town Keep USC healthy Softball to face Elon 77° 39° The national cham- Kate Geer reminds USC looks to continue pion Gamecock readers to maintain a ﬁve-game win streak baseball team will good hygiene to against the Phoenix on face the Salukis this prevent the spread Saturday. Saturday weekend. of germs. 67° 48° See page 7 See page 3 PAGE 2 The Daily Gamecock ● FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011 LOCAL Eating disorders brought to light SC panel approves gun rights bill Panel including students the third year in a row about Her realit y check, she said, discuss anorexia, bulimia her struggles with anorexia. She came when the doctors she was The measure, which applies to any resident at least 21 ex pla i ned t hat her problems seeing told her that she had only years old who can legally own a gun, has bipartisan support began in eighth grade but truly one year left to live. She noted in this gun-friendly state. A House panel voted unanimously Laura Kubic began to accelerate in high school that physically she was 85 pounds, to advance the amended bill to the full Judiciary Committee. NEWS@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM and especially in college. had grey skin and her heart no “You can’t prevent a criminal from having a gun,” said “ I ’m a c o nt r ol f r e a k , a longer beat at a regular pace. She Byron Chaﬁ n of rural Batesburg, who has a concealed carry The concept of beaut y was per fec t ion ist a nd a people was not even physically strong permit. “A law-abiding citizen should have the right to evaluated at the conclusion of plea ser,” A l l ie sa id. “ W h i le enough to ﬂy in an airplane. protect themselves anywhere they go.” Carolina Beautiful week during t hose are endearing qualit ies “The other side of recovery South Carolina’s top law enforcement ofﬁcer said allowing the forum on eating disorders separately, they are a lethal mix has been so much better for me,” law-abiding citizens to carry concealed guns makes people i n Ru s sel l Hou se T hu r sd ay toget her. I was t r y i ng to be Tina said. “The path with an feel safer and could deter an attack, and he has no problem afternoon. not human by expecting all of eating disorder is a dead end. But with it. Two st udents, an alum nus, the things that I did of myself, now, I have a road to travel.” “You’ve got to have a way to defend yourself,” said State t wo diet icians and numerous a nd it became not about t he All three speakers emphasized Law Enforcement Division chief Reggie Lloyd, a former psychologists and doctors helped food but about t he feel i ng s. support. They strongly advised judge and U.S. attorney, noting his strong belief that women to educate st udents on t hese I had a n i nabi l it y to accept learning more about how you especially need to arm themselves against attacks. sicknesses and begin the ﬁght to what was going on in my life.” can help someone st r uggling Other law enforcement officers say they’re concerned help other students struggling Nalini, a chemistry undergraduate with body images in the most about allowing people to carry concealed guns without with anorexia or bulimia. st udent a nd a publ ic hea lt h productive ways possible. They training. The forum opened wit h an graduate student, shared a similar also noted that if a student were to “It’s not that we’re anti-gun-freedom,” said Jarrod Bruder, overview of the services offered stor y about recover i ng f rom have a friend with such an illness, executive director of the state Law Enforcement Ofﬁcers in the Thomson Student Health bulimia. She was most expressive the student should be advised to Association. “We understand Second Amendment rights, Center for eating disorders. It about her support system simply learn as much as they can but we want people to know how to use it. was noted that USC has one of throughout her endeavors and and be as supportive as possible. As of Tuesday, 130,541 people in South Carolina hold the most comprehensive eating noted that without her parents, “ Pe ople s hou ld e duc at e permits to carry concealed weapons, according to SLED. disorder facilities in the state. her friends, her boyfriend and the themselves on eating disorders. The permitting process requires at least eight hours of In order to aid students in their help available at USC, she would If you saw a picture of me when training, which includes hitting 70 percent of targets with conﬂicts, the university has made not have been able to accomplish I thought I was pretty, you would a handgun on a course that ranges from 3 to 25 yards, and two full-time dieticians available all of the things she has so far. cringe,” Tina said. Students can education on gun safety and laws. along with two psychologists and “I a lways associated bei ng make have free consultat ions Opponents of the bill say that education piece is especially Dr. Monica Stone in Women’s skinny with being pretty. They with Registered Dietitians by important. Care to tackle not only the food- have helped me to realize that making appointments through W it hout it , people may assu me t hey ca n car r y a related aspect but the physical I’m still funny and smart and that the Thomson Student Health gun any where and could get in legal trouble, said Jeff and mental battles as well. All of being skinny does not make me Center. Moore, executive director of the South Carolina Sheriffs’ the students who spoke asked that me,” Nalini said. A ssociat ion. He doubts people would read state g un their last names not be printed, to The ﬁnal speaker was a graduate laws on their own, which specify, for example, that guns protect their privacy. of USC. Over the past year, Tina, are prohibited from school sporting events, bars, and Allie, a fourth-year psychology Comments on this story? 23, has been recovering from her government meetings, and businesses can ban them. and sociology student spoke for Visit: dailygamecock.com/news six years of bulimia. Moore noted the proposal would make it harder for a South Carolinian born after 1979 to hunt than to carry a concealed weapon on the street. Hunting requires an education course and permit. “It doesn’t make sense,” he said. The main sponsor, Rep. Mike Pitts, said he understands the concerns, but it’s about honoring residents’ constitutional SoundCheck performs despite Babyface no-show right to bear arms. While people should undergo training and would be safer if they do, the Constitution doesn’t USC’s male a capella group “They ’ve really made t h ings happen receives standing ovation t he s e p a s t c ouple of s e me s t e r s ,” he s a id . require it, he said. B e c k a t t r i b u t e s m u c h o f t h e g r o u p’s “The bottom line is, we’re not talking about a privilege Miranda Parnell success to how hard t he g uys work. granted by the state,” said Pitts, R-Laurens, a retired law NEWS@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM “SoundCheck would be nothing without them,” enforcement officer k nown for advocating gun-rights Beck said. legislation. “Either you believe in the Constitution or you SoundCheck, USC’s male a capella group, was Beck said that because they have done so many don’t.” scheduled to perform for hit singer, songwriter performances in the past, performing in front of Nationwide, only three states allow residents to carry a and producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds at his someone with a musical résumé like Babyface’s concealed weapon without a permit: Alaska, Arizona and VIP reception Thursday evening. will not perturb SoundCheck. Vermont. Two states — Illinois and Wisconsin — forbid Babyface, who was scheduled to “The nerves are kind of dissipated,” Beck said. concealed carry, according to the National Conference of r e c e i v e t he K e y t o t he C it y, w a s u n ab le State Legislatures and the National Riﬂe Association. to make it to the event due to a f light delay. South Carolina is among more than three dozen states However, SoundCheck still performed, singing Comments on this story? that allow a concealed permit process without many Babyface’s “I’ll Make Love to You,” to a crowd Visit: dailygamecock.com/news restrictions for residents who meet the legal criteria, while that did not rest until the group agreed to do an other states have strict limits for who can get a permit. encore. Robert Butler of South Carolina’s GrassRoots GunRights After the show, SoundCheck President Mike called the House measure a positive step that didn’t go as far Beck , a third-year business student, said that it as the group wanted. was SoundCheck’s “best performance so far.” Members, for example, wanted to drop the age to carry Though the club did not get to perform for from 21 to 18, saying if they’re old enough to die for their Babyface as planned, members were given another country, they’re old enough to carry a gun off the battleﬁeld. opportunity. Babyface, who will perform at USC’s But Carlton O’Neal, a Benedict College political science Koger Center for the A rts tonight, asked the major, disagreed, saying many 18-year-olds aren’t mature SoundCheck members to attend a master class enough. he is teaching, a workshop that focuses on the “It should deﬁ nitely stay at 21,” said O’Neal, originally music industry. The group has also been invited from Rochester, N.Y., who got his concealed weapon permit to tonight’s show. soon after turning 21 last August. “When you’re 18, you do Alex Pham, a second-year international business more wild things.” student, and the secretary for SoundCheck, was Theodore Hill, another Benedict student at the meeting, the driving force for arranging SoundCheck’s VIP said he believes the bill could make the streets safer. The performance. By utilizing connections with Karen Bloomfield, N.J., native and criminal justice major said Alexander in the School of Music and having a criminals may be less likely to rob or attack someone if collection of YouTube videos that showcased the they’re unsure whether their potential victim is packing. group’s talent, Pham was able to set up the event. — Compiled by The Associated Press New members Zach Gould, Benjamin Peele and Ian Jusell recently joined the group. Beck said that they have been great assets to SoundCheck and have “added a lot.” Visit our website at B e c k w a nt e d t o r e c o g n i z e t h e le v e l o f commitment and hard work that the members of Brian Almond / THE DAILY GAMECOCK SoundCheck President Mike Beck said Thursday’s DailyGamecock .com SoundCheck put into the group. performance was the a cappella group’s “best so far.” DANCE ● Continued from 1 working as a nanny. “ I ’ve b e en employed t h roughout my col lege career,” Peninger said. “Last year I worked 38 to 40 hours a week.” And yet she maintains a 3.75 GPA. A f t er s he g r adu at e s , Pen inger want s to be a special education teacher or an occupational therapist. “My main focus is work ing w it h k ids w it h special physical, mental and emotional needs,” she said. “I really love kids, and they’re not as complicated as adults.” Peninger will be dancing wit h Morale, t he group that leads other dancers, for her last year as a Dance Marathon participant. “I’m not sad it’s the last one,” she said. “I’ll still take adult dance classes after school.” Comments on this story? Visit: dailygamecock.com/news FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011 PAGE 3 Good hygiene necessary for EDITORIAL BOARD clean campus JOSH DAWSEY Editor-in-Chief Wash hands, be considerate COLIN CAMPBELL KRISTYN SANITO Managing Editor Copy Desk Chief Col lege st udent s ALICE CHANG JAMES KRATCH disregard hygiene more Assistant Viewpoints Editor Sports Editor than any adults should. Some go to class without ALLYSON SEITZER CHLOE GOULD showering. Some don’t Assistant Design Director Mix Editor bother to brush their teeth. Others prefer to wipe their noses then Carolina Beautiful pass the attendance sheet around. T h e n uplifting to students t here are This past week, USC was a beautiful place, and not just because of the weather. A group of organizations GUEST COLUMN those who walk right past t he including Carolina Productions, Athletics and the Office of Women’s Student Services put together Carolina Beautiful, a program to promote what people Libyan war must be acknowledged Kate Geer sink in the bathroom with only our age desperately need: a positive body image and a Massacres, genocide can be stopped courageous acts of protestors, social media Third-year a glance broadcast reminder that true beauty is much more than physical has exposed the atrocities in Libya. A in the by awareness, should not be ignored Twitter activist @ChangeInLibya in Tripoli journalism m i r ror. appearance. student The topic of “inner beauty” is often viewed as a cheesy From the 1890s to the 1920s, Turkey published, “LIBYA NS A R E BEI NG I n shor t, concept to discuss, but we applaud USC for addressing massacred a large percentage of t he MASSACRED RIGHT NOW.. LISTEN some of us a major issue in a manner that was not only creative but Armenian population for spreading ideas TO THE NEWS.. HELP US PLS HELP are nasty. extremely relatable to students. On Monday, mirrors about civil rights. This spurred the first US.. TRIPOLI HAS 1000S OF DEATHS Recently, while I was were covered up in many locations around the school international human rights movement and FOR GODS SA K E WOR LD WA K E leaving the restroom in to encourage students to focus on things that were the American Red Cross to embark on its UP.” President Barack Obama finally the Business Building, a more important than physical appearance. Many other ﬁrst mission to aid Armenian survivors of acknowledged the violence Wednesday girl walked out of a stall events, such as a “skinny” jeans drive, where girls could massacres in 1896. night, while major news outlets allowed and approached the sink, donate pants that they no longer fit into, and a talk Although the public’s disapproval of these Justin Bieber’s haircut to overshadow the but she wound up ﬂufﬁng with Dove Campaign for atrocities increased, the punishments for selﬁsh complaints of increasing oil prices as her hair, coughing into “USC illuminated Real Beauty model Stacy these crimes grew weaker. In 1921, the a result of the protests. her hand and leaving. Nadeau, were also held Turkish trials were abandoned while war The question is quite simple: At what She didn’t even consider legitimate problems for students to attend. crime prisoners were traded and freed. The point are the diplomatic compromises no washing her germs down While many females all U.S. needed Turkey as an ally because it was longer acceptable to the basic principles of t he dra i n. I imag i ne and gave many over the school have lain the core to oil policy in the Middle East. man? How much genocide, in the name of she walked on to touch out openly on sidewalks Baroness Caroline Cox of British Parliament religion, nationalism or race, is required several door handles, females the in their bik inis to tan, responded in 1999, “If nations are allowed to before the people of this planet are willing elevator buttons, stair many other girls attended commit genocide with impunity ... there is to stand up for another man’s basic right rails and desks — all now encouragement and a p a n e l w h e r e t h r e e a real danger that other brutal regimes will to live? What would the world be like if germ-infested. of USC’s own students be encouraged to attempt genocides. Unless nations acted from the heart instead of Flu, cold and tummy we speak today of the Armenian genocide ... cloaking black and white with the “grays” of bugs are passed around bou eat ing uplifting they needed.” s p o k e a they tpreviously disorders we shall leave this century of unprecedented diplomacy? maliciously this time battled. genocides with this blot on our consciences.” Friends, Gamecock family and fellow of year. Many colleges Though a lot of people may not have known about The Armenian Genocide is looked at as an human beings, we cannot let the Libyan around the country are Carolina Beautiful week, those who did attend the archetype for the genocides that ensued. voices be silenced and forgotten like the seeing spikes in t h is events had the opportunity to receive reassurance about Even Hitler remarked with indifference, Armenians’. History does not have to repeat year’s flu count already. their bodies amid a society and an environment that stating, “Who, after all, speaks today of the itself. We can’t save every life, but we can Increases are expected frequently encourage males and females to base their annihilation of the Armenians?” spread awareness. Martin Luther King from cramming large self-value on comparisons to magazine models and TV As you read this, hundreds of Libyans are Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to amounts of people into stars. dying while attempting to overthrow their justice everywhere. Whatever affects one classrooms, dormitories Carolina Beaut if u l week also focused on t he dictator in the hope for democracy that has directly, affects all indirectly.” Look beyond and libraries, but they importance of health and how living a healthy lifestyle been spreading across the Middle East. The the triviality of your problems, and help our aren’t necessary. USC was t he key to achiev ing physical beaut y. USC oppressive government has disconnected generation change the world for the better. has taken steps to prevent illuminated legitimate problems and gave many females the people’s Internet and thrown out the illnesses. There are sinks the encouragement and uplifting they needed. For this, media in attempts to permanently silence — Megan Ananian in every bathroom on we give them props. t he movement for cha nge. Th rough Fourth-year accounting student campus for a reason: to stop the spread of germs. The universit y also h a s h a nd s a n it at ion Class size responsible for instruction quality containers outside of classrooms for students’ convenience. Squirt a Large number of students, laziness dab on your hands when Perhaps it is because these classes tend to framework rather than a “defend your side” you pass by. Even if you be taught in large lecture halls, a structure framework. to blame for low learning standards that is not conducive toward critical thinking However, do students really want “critical haven’t sneezed i nto your hands, you may exercises. For example, one class of HIST 102 think ing” classes? A professor can offer a Earlier this week, The Daily Gamecock have touched something (European Civilization, Post- rigorous class, but it won’t matter if no one wants printed a column remarking upon the less-than- contaminated by another 17t h Cent ur y) has a limit of to take it. Rigorous classes require lots of outside ideal quality of education we receive. While I person. By tak ing 15 about 270 students spread over work. In order for such a class to work, the do agree with this position, I feel compelled to seconds to sanitize your nine discussion sections. At least students must be willing to do this homework. consider why it is so. In my experience, lower- hands, you will prevent 200 of these seats are ﬁlled. How Discussion-based classes depend strongly on their level classes are generally the ones that so strongly the spread germs. could discussions possibly work participants’ having read and understood the cherish this regurgitation of textbooks and notes. Doork nobs, librar y in a class of this size? The most material before the class. However, as many of True, there is very little actual learning involved books, water fountains Samruddhi likely scenario is that a few people my teachers have remarked, students do not care in parroting. In fact, the skills involved with and desks are all carriers Somani will dominate the discussion, in much for this sort of homework. It may be that parroting fall on the lowest level of Bloom’s of sickness. Contact with First-year effect learning the material much we ourselves have brought about this lowering of Taxonomy, the hierarchy used in education to economics germs is inevitable, but better than their peers who do not learning standards. rank levels of intellectual behavior. However, the student frequent hand washing participate as much. Furthermore, Yes, critical thinking skills are crucial. Yes, more important consideration is why our “general will help protect yourself how would the teacher gauge his they are best developed in discussion classes. education” classes have become so watered down. against coming down or her students’ learning? It is naive to expect Yes, these classes require a lot of work. Yes, Why have our liberal arts classes — those that with a bug. a teacher to grade 200 argumentative papers or these classes have to be small to function as they fulﬁll our “general education” requirements — Let’s keep it clean and essay tests in any sort of reasonable time frame. should. But do we as students really want classes lost their ability to engage us? What happened limit the spread of germs. Clearly, this teacher is going to use short answer, of this sort, or do we actually prefer the easier to impelling us to apply those “critical thinking The student body will be multiple choice, true/false or other easy-to-grade “right/wrong dichotomy” classes that do not skills” we spent so long ostensibly developing in healthier and happier for question types instead of assigning essays. Thus, require us to progress beyond the ﬁ rst level of our youth? it. students are taught to think in a “right or wrong” Bloom’s Taxonomy? 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E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org “I’ve only ever been interested in arguments were everyone is convinced they’re right.” — David Fincher PAGE 4 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011 Courtesy of fanpop.com ‘Social Network,’ ‘King’s Speech’ film critic organizations and individual battle for Oscars’ top prizes critics’ top 10 lists. When it blasted through the Critics Choice awards and the Golden Globe Jimmy Gilmore awards in mid-Januar y, tak ing Best JGILMORE@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Score honors at both awards Midway through “The Social Network,” Sean shows, it seemed like “Social Network” Parker (Justin Timberlake) spreads his arms and would be a nonstop rocket straight to exclaims to Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), Academy Awards glory. “This is our time.” And if history is any lesson, it should The scat hing drama about t he rise of social prevail at the Oscars — when a ﬁlm wins networking website Facebook is, indeed, about “our Best Picture prizes from the National time.” In a story of several lonely geniuses ﬁghting for Board of Review, New York Film Critics control over a bold concept that now deﬁnes how many Circles and Golden Globes, it has gone of us interact with and experience our friends, our on to win Best Picture at the Oscars 100 family and our world, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and percent of the time. director David Fincher made a ﬁlm with ambivalence But don’t tune out yet, for this has truly and complex cynicism that sticks a cold knife into a been a tale of two races. central nerve of contemporary culture. A f t e r t h e G o ld e n G l o b e s , t h e And for the longest time, it looked like it was “their warm, spirit-soaring historical drama time” to be honored. “The Social Network” shot out of the “The King’s Speech” finally roared to gate like a cannon when it was released in October, earning life. When “Speech” won the audience award at the e more four-star, rave reviews than any other American ﬁlm 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, viewers were l i year’s race for Best Picture will be, consider this: When ’ f B Pi ill b id hi Wh of 2010. When the dust settled at the end of the year, it saying it would be a top contender for Best Picture, but a ﬁlm wins the PGA, DGA and SAG, it has gone on to would also hold top honors from the National Board of it wasn’t until the tale of King George VI’s (Colin Firth) win Best Picture all but once — in 1995, “Apollo 13” won Review, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the stammering speech therapy won the Producers Guild of all three. and lost out to Mel Gibson’s “Braveheart” at the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of America that people took that notion seriously. Oscars. Film Critics, among dozens of other honors and mentions Then, in two weeks, the race went in a whole different “The Social Network” is the critics’ ﬁlm — a dark bit from regional direction — director Tom Hooper won the coveted di of zeitgeist drama as much about our world as it is about Directors Gu of America prize over David Fincher, Guild verbal volleys and double crosses — while “The King’s the cast w Best Ensemble and Best Actor for won Speech” is the industry’s ﬁlm — a rousing bit of history Colin Firt at the Screen Actors Guild awards and Firth with terriﬁc performances and an uplifting message. The “Speech” leads the Oscar nominations with 12. “Speech two ﬁlms are almost polar opposites — “Social Network” “The King’s Speech” would be a worthy “Th has two friends who fall apart; “King’s Speech” has two winner and one that would ﬁt in well with the winn individuals who come to be friends. Both deal with the Academy’s preferences. It’s a stand-up-and- Acad possibilities of emerging technology — “Speech” with cheer, soul-stirring biopic that represents chee radio and “Network” with the Internet. the major arrival of one of Britain’s best While most are predicting “The King’s Speech” to new directing talents in Hooper. It features prevail, the British Academy had its own say two weeks three terriﬁc performances in Firth, Helena thre ago, where “Speech” won seven including Best Picture, Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush, all three Bon but David Fincher pulled out a shocking Best Director Oscar-nominated. Osc win, beating Tom Hooper on his home turf and setting It’s also a beautiful bit of prestige history I up the possibility that this could be a rare “split year” — draped top to bottom with beautiful shots, d — where separate ﬁlms win Picture and Director at the great costumes and immaculate production gre Oscars. design. It’s about ﬁnding universal messages des In an even weirder way, this has been a tale of in the speciﬁcities of history. t To put into perspective how deﬁning this T PICTURE ● 5 Courtesy of ﬁlmadelphia.org Acting front-runners showcase demanding roles Jimmy Gilmore JGILMORE@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM Best Supporting Actress Best Actor Melissa Leo Colin Firth Two nominations, zero Two nominations, zero wins wins The ﬁlm: “The King’s Speech” The ﬁlm: “The Fighter” The performance: As King George The performance: Melissa Leo’s emotionally manipulative V I , Fi r t h’s p er for m a nc e i s le s s ab out mother and business manager is the bestowing a sense of royalty than it is about b kind of performance that usually a sense of deeply personal struggle. Charting Al Seib / MCT Campus devolves into parody or caricature. simultaneously George VI’s initial reluctance s While she enters the ﬁlm a conniving to t t a ke t he t h rone a nd h is i nabil it y to schemer, one who refuses to recognize communicate due to a crippling stutter, Firth c the needs of her boxer sons so long as is i not only able to pull off a believable vocal she can net a proﬁt off them, Alice Ward stutter but to make you believe he’s trying to s gradually recognizes her f laws even if hide it even as he’s performing it. He turns h she cannot figure out how to correct Brian van der Brug / MCT Campus the t act of being king itself into a performance; them. Her decisions on camera create the film explicitly equates being a monarch an uncompromising, detestable figure with being an “actor,” and Firth stuffs his who is nevertheless wholly identifiable performance with moments that carefully and empathetic — a truly demanding and investigate that notion. artful balancing act. Who could upset? James Franco, “127 W ho c ou ld ups et ? H a i lee Best Actress Hours” Steinfeld, “True Grit” Natalie Portman Two nominations, zero wins Best Supporting Actor The ﬁlm: “Black Swan” Christian Bale The performance: Portman studied First nomination ballet for a year prior to ﬁlming, harshly dieting The ﬁlm: “The Fighter” to trim her frame to almost dangerously skinny proportions. And while her dancing is certainly The performance: W hen he first shows up on screen, Christian Bale is nearly impressive and represents a stunning amount of unrecognizable. Playing a crack-addicted, effort, it’s her ability to convey deep fragility in washed-up prizefighter, his wiry frame and her face that truly stuns. Take the moment when thin hair are the complete opposite of his she calls her mother to tell her she’s won the top iconic Bruce Wayne (“The Dark Knight”). role in her company’s production of “Swan Lake” Bale’s Dicky Eklund is the culmination of a — her face gradually crumbles to a childlike decade’s worth of transformative, demanding mess of quivering features. In a ﬁ lm featuring roles where the actor has willingly stripped dozens of oppressive close-ups, Portman more weight, gained muscle and tried his best to than responds to the challenge; her complex Brian van der Brug / MCT Campus Brian van der Brug / MCT Campus ﬁ nd ways to enter the complex psychologies facial nuances are even more impressive than her of his characters. He lends Dicky a sense of dancing, and they instill the terror in the ﬁ lm’s true tragedy, of a man wholly undone by his shifty moves between reality and hallucinations. fatal f laws, but in his many humorous and Who could upset? A nnette Bening, f lamboyant moments, he also makes him “The Kids Are All Right” stunningly real and accessible. Who could upset? Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech” The Daily Gamecock ● FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011 PAGE 5 PICTURE ● Continued from 4 t wo c omeb ac k s . W he n “The King’s Speech” won the Toronto International Film Tete a Fest ival’s People’s Choice Award, it became the instant Oscar front-runner. When an Tete avalanche of awards landed at “The Social Net work’s” doorstep, “Speech” took a backseat. Courtesy of MCT Campus Courtesy of Columbia Pictures When “Speech” made a one- two-three knock out of the top three guilds, the British drama ‘King’s Speech’ earns ‘Social Network’ deserves accolades from strong acting seemed undeniable; it blasted its way to front-runner status. Like King George VI, it found honors for technique its voice. Now, “Social Net work ” is the front-runner-turned- Tyler Simpson “The King’s Speech” currently Jimmy Gilmore complex look at hu ma n underdog in one of the craziest MIX@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM holds more than “The Social interaction and aspiration. JGILMORE@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM races for Best Picture in years. Network.” More actors in the Fi nc her c o nt i nue s t o This year’s Oscar race has But as Eduardo Saverin established cast within “The “The Social Network” is, to dazzle in his embrace of digital basically come down to a two- (Andrew Garfield) might say, King’s Speech” are nominated for use a phrase only the boldest of ﬁlm. Creating layered frames horse race. At ﬁrst, it seemed like “The Social Network” isn’t their performances than actors ﬁlm critics should use, perfect. with shallow focal depth and “The Social Network” would be coming back for 30 percent. from the cast of “The Social It’s like watching a no-hitter; relying largely on exploiting the obvious front-runner for the It wants to come back for Network.” “The King’s Speech” it’s like watching a Triple lighting, his color palette is Best Picture award. However, everything. It doesn’t just want holds nominations within the Crown winner; it is nirvana, deeply shaded a nd odd ly after winning the three major Best Editing and Best Adapted Best Actor, Supporting Actor and and it makes you high off its ominous. guild awards and leading with Screenplay. It wa nt s Best Supporting Actress categories , dazzling quality. His editors give the film the most nominations this year, Original Score, Best Director while only one performance from From the ﬁrst image through reckless momentum on the “The King’s Speech” has become and Best Picture. “The Social Network” caught the end credits, the ﬁlm’s craft heels of Sork in’s dialogue, the most likely ﬁlm to win Best Come Sunday night, it may the Academy’s eye , indicative blows all of its surrounding perfectly intercutting not only Picture at the Oscars and lowered just get them. of how strong each of the major peers out of the water. It stands the film’s series of flashbacks the “The Social Network” to performances in the ﬁlm are. effortlessly as both a deep and depositions but also the underdog status. “T he K i ng’s Speech” has reﬂection of our times and as individual beats of the lengthy It is true that the display of Comments on this story? also won top honors at most of something altogether timeless. conversations. the monarchy in “The King’s Visit dailygamecock.com/ the major award ceremonies, Enough has been written Th is says not h ing of mix Speech” feels a little unoriginal, including t he Screen Actors a b o u t A a r o n S o r k i n’s the sound — that pulsing, but the story isn’t so much about Guild awards and the Directors relentlessly fast dialogue and atmospheric, almost the monarchy as it is about the Guild of America . Recall that the stunning performances frightening score from Trent friendship and the circumstances “Crash” (2005) and “Shakespeare of the whole ensemble; you’d Reznor and Atticus Ross — that K ing George V I (Colin in Love” (1998) won big at the be hard-pressed to f ind a nor the sound mixing that’s Firth) engages in. The Academy SAG awards before they pulled off more ﬂawless group of actors able to balance the dialogue seems to strongly acclaim stories upset victories at the Oscars over cohering on exactly the level transitions or the rapid shifts in like “The King’s Speech” that perceived favorites “Brokeback each performance requires. So space with astounding clarity. are both feel-good and slightly Mountain” and “Saving Private let’s not talk about that. “The King’s Speech” is not political. “The King’s Speech” Ryan,” respectively. Strong acting L et ’s i n s t e ad f o c u s o n a bad film; on the contrary, has the better story between is perhaps the key ingredient to how David Fincher poured it’s a great f ilm. Director the two ﬁlms, since it follows of making a good ﬁlm a great ﬁlm. his obsessive tendencies as a Tom Hooper’s grainy colors, one of the most trying times in This year’s Oscar race has director in every frame and off-balance compositions and history (the eve of World War proven to be pretty unpredictable, every inch of this ﬁlm. (In case sensibility for getting nuanced II) from the singular perspective given the different kinds of quality you didn’t know, he did a total performances out of his actors of Britain’s monarch. It is a very each of these ﬁ lms display. The of 99 takes for that ricochet work well for his seeming inspirational story of one man overall reason why “The King’s opening scene.) aspirations to give us new ways striving against his demons as he Speech” should win the Oscar for W hen he ac c ept e d t he to visually digest the historical prepares to lead his nation. Best Picture is because it contains Golden Globe in Januar y, bio-pic genre. Also, actors, who consist of the the strongest combination of Fincher remarked, “I usually “Speech” is heart-tugging biggest voting branch, seem to the most important elements. ma ke t hese pitch-black entertainment, but “Network” prefer “The Kings Speech” over Certainly it gets a lot of help studies of misanthropes or the has its sights set on making us “The Social Network,” similarly from its strong and experienced occasional movie about serial salivate over the potential of to how they preferred acting- cast, but its engaging original killers, so what could they ﬁlm itself. heavy “The Hurt Locker” over screenplay and Tom Hooper’s possibly see in this material A l f red H itc hco c k once “Avatar” during last year’s Oscar excellent direction also help for me?” But it’s exactly this said his audiences responded race. It is easy to see why actors everything come together and tendency toward chronicling to “Psycho” in 1960 because would vote for “Speech,” since make it not only one of the most misanthropes and obsessives they were “aroused by pure the movie contains excellent entertaining but simply the best that lends such a unique and film.” Watching “The Social chemistry among its lead actors. of the nominees and certainly the powerful voice to “The Social Network,” you can start to In terms of Oscar nominations, most worthy of being honored. Network,” creating a deeply understand what he meant. Stars to don top designs Then I will offer to dress one person.” Ford and Kidman have similar taste, and Kidman wore pieces from Ford when on Oscars’ red carpet he designed womenswear at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent . W hile the gown will more than likely be a custom one, Kidman is sure to stun like she did in the Co-host Anne Hathaway cover story of February’s Harper’s Bazaar role in “Black Swan.” Several of the expected to display ballet costumes for “Black Swan” were wearing an assortment of Ford dresses. multiple garments desig ned by t he Mu lleav y sisters , who are behind the Rodarte label . Chris Pizzello / The Associated Press Considering this, and the fact that Comments on this story? Mikelle Street Visit dailygamecock.com/mix MIX@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM Portman is the current face of Dior’s Miss Dior Cherie fragrance, there are multiple options open for her. These While the Oscars is an important options will be, of course, somewhat event for the film industry, there is limited as Portman is pregnant , but another industry that values the awards she would ﬁ nd no problem wearing a show as well: the fashion industr y, silk gown printed with a wheat ﬁeld at where the annual two-hour red carpet the hem from the Rodarte Fall 2011 event is an opportunity for designers collection . W hile she may not find and stars to show off top designs. anything from Dior Couture that ﬁts W hile f inal choices are kept top interested in a purple, printed her and her style, she may ﬁ nd herself secret, there are some patterns available chiffon Mary Katrantzou Fall to make logical assumptions about 2011 strapless gown that just which looks certain celebrities will showed in London. sport. Here are a few possible choices Nicole K id m a n , a l so for three women who will be walking nominated for Best Actress the carpet this Sunday. for her performance in A nne Hathaway is co-hosting the “Rabbit Hole,” may be the 83rd Annual Academy Awards alongside lucky one on Oscar night. James Franco. Hathaway, who is styled While she may not take by Rachel Zoe and is rumored to be home a golden statue, it’s paying top dollar for Zoe’s Oscar styling quite possible she’ll be a services, will more than likely appear recipient of something all in three or four garments throughout the more exclusive from the night . For the Golden Globes, designer Tom Ford. Hathaway wore the shimmering gown Ford debuted h is f irst that closed the Armani Prive Haute womenswear collection in Couture Fall 2010 show, a brand that, six years for Spring 2011. along with Valentino, is known to be a He did so in the utmost favorite of hers. 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USC will look to keep the bats going against SIU. Gamecocks to face Southern Illinois USC looks to continue their nonconference schedule as they host Series in 1989. career-long of six innings, not allowing winning ways against Salukis Southern Illinois. The two teams haven’t One of the strong points for USC an earned run and tallying four strikeouts met since 1984. af ter it s open i ng weekend was t he with two walks. “It’s important that [we] emphasize pitching, particularly in the case of Adam T he G a mecock s a lso look to see Isabelle Khurshudyan ever y game and t hat in ever y game Westmoreland. He pitched 5.2 scoreless continued offensive production, as SIU IKHURSHUDYAN@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM there’s a sense of urgency,” Tanner said. innings with ﬁve strikeouts and just one has had issues with pitching in the past. With the pressure and anticipation for “I think our guys understand that. It’s a walk. The team did not have any pitcher last opening day over, USC’s baseball team is long season — it’s a marathon — but you “[Westmoreland] continues to get more longer than ﬁve innings last season. But focusing on its next opponent. don’t want to look back and go, ‘would’ve, comfortable, and I think he continues in three of the four games this season, the If the opening series is any indicator of could’ve, should’ve.’ [We’ve] got to make to improve,” Tanner said. “Nobody starter has gone at least six innings for the what is to come for USC, the future looks sure that [we’re] ready to play.” had great velocity last weekend, but he Salukis. Cameron Maldonado, a junior promising. The Saluk is won t wo out of three continues to get better each time out. right-handed pitcher, will get the start for “I thought we had a good weekend in games this weekend at the Louisiana Tech His velocity is going up as well, and that’s SIU tonight. the first three games,” USC coach Ray Classic, where they defeated Grambling good to see. The key for Westmoreland “They’re coming into our place, and Tanner said. “We played a team in Santa State and Nicholls State and lost to for me right now is that he’s healthy and he would like nothing more than to have Clara that didn’t make any mistakes. They Louisiana Tech. They also dropped a he’s comfortable.” his best game ever and beat us in the didn’t make an error on the weekend, they game to Tennessee-Martin on Tuesday. Against the Salukis, Michael Roth will opening game of the series,” Tanner said executed the bunt game and their pitchers While USC may be in the unique place get the start tonight, Tyler Webb on of Maldonado. “I’m sure he’s looking were not power pitchers, but they moved of having to defend its title, SIU went up Saturday and Westmoreland on Sunday. forward to pitching against us and will be the ball around and threw some two- against a defending National Champion Roth also had a successf ul outing in ready to go.” seamers, and I thought they were very once before in 1990, when they split the the opening weekend, as he pitched 5.2 effective. It was hard to win three games.” series against Wichita State after the innings with t wo runs and a career- Comments on this story? This weekend, the Gamecocks continue Shockers had won the College World high of six strikeouts. Webb pitched a Visit dailygamecock.com/sports Resilient USC Rankings, not rivalry, heads west motivate tennis team to face three Women focused victory.” ranked squads on potential upset against Clemson The match marked sophomore Jo s e f i n A n d e r s s o n’s f i r s t opportunity to play singles this year, as she has been recovering Paulina Berkovich from an injury sustained last spring. Equestrian to face PBERKOVICH@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM She rose to the occasion with a TCU, Fresno State, quick 6-4, 6-1 win over the Eagles’ The members of USC’s women’s Julia Breuss. She also teamed with Baylor in California tennis team hail from Sweden, Madeleine Saari-Bystrom for a Serbia, Czech Republic, Russia, dominating 8-2 victory in No. 2 Mallory Cage Paraguay, Sweden and Croatia. Not SPORTS@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM doubles. one of the eight players on the roster “I t hink she’s feeling good,” Photo Courtesy of South Carolina Athletic Media Relations was born in the United States. Johnna Letchworth (above) and USC are No. 6 in the nation. Elk ins said. “I don’t t hink she Resilience. Because of that, the team’s match played like she wanted to or like It i s a wo r d t he S o ut h against the Clemson Tigers this she feels she can. That’s why we’re Carolina equestrian team has only competing three per event teams perform as well as they weekend does not carry any extra playing her out here every match. made its motto this year and ... The good thing about the can and not get discouraged, signiﬁcance. She’s going to be vital to this team. one that will deﬁne its weekend competition this weekend, the which is dif f icult wit h t he “These girls are mostly foreign It’s important that she gets as much as it travels to California for the tests and patterns — they’re losses that we’ve had,” Major players,” coach Arlo Elkins said. match-playing as she can.” Best of the West Tournament, using the same ones on each day. said. “Their attitude is always “They don’t k now t he in-state USC’s team in No. 1 doubles, a two-day meet against TCU, Instead of having to memorize good, but they get discouraged rivalries like the in-state players Dominika Kanakova and Dijana Baylor and Fresno State. three different routines, [we] very easily. I think the goal do. They want to win every match. Stojic, also breezed to a victory by a C om i ng of f a 10 -9 lo s s only have to memorize two.” is to try and stay positive no They’re not worried about Clemson ﬁnal score of 8-3. The pair is ranked against No. 2 Auburn, the No. TCU is the nation’s fifth- matter what. If we can keep that or Georgia or Tennessee. They No. 38 in the nation and improves 6 Gamecocks (4-6) will have to ranked team while Baylor and attitude, stay resilient, we’ll do want to win every match. So as far its record on the year to 7-2. rise up from the loss and ride Fresno State are Nos. 8 and 9. OK.” as the rivalry goes — I’m not sure Clemson’s most recent match was their best in order to take down USC defeated Baylor in Waco, Major said the coaches have the rivalry means as much to them a tough loss to No. 8 Michigan. But the other three teams, all of Texas, last month. Major said spent ex t ra t i me w it h t he as just a plain victory.” the Tigers’ record on the year is 9-3, which are ranked in the top 10. a key to bringing home three girls competing this weekend, The contest with Clemson is and they boast the No. 14 and No. “One thing about this team is wins this weekend is getting trying to make sure they are important to the team for a different 37 singles players in the country. it’s a resilient team,” coach Boo b o t h t h e H u nt S e a t a n d ready bot h physica l ly a nd reason. The Tigers are currently Still, the Gamecocks hope to use Major said. “We deﬁ nitely are Western riders to ride at their mentally to ride after traveling No. 12 in the nation, and an upset the win streak to their advantage. still trying to ﬁnd our groove.” best at the same time. In a tight last weekend, having a short could mean a rise in the rankings “A ny win you have gives you The meet this weekend is like win over Georgia, the Western practice week and traveling for the No. 25 Gamecocks. some momentum,” Elk ins said. no other in the country. Unlike team swept the horsemanship again this weekend. Carolina will head to the coast “Clemson’s a really good team. a dual meet or competition, event and brought the team up “We’re a little hurried, but riding the momentum from a 6-1 We’re going to have to play well, this is a tournament. South from behind in reining to win we’re not really changing our victory over the Winthrop Eagles and that’s what we plan on doing. Carolina will compete against the event and the meet. Last rout ine,” Major said. “We on Thursday, bringing its win We’re not going up t here and Texas Christian on Saturday weekend at Auburn, the Hunt don’t have as many people that streak to four. USC won all three hoping to play a bad match. We’re and then take on both Fresno Seat team jumped to a 3-2 lead we have to prepare for this doubles matches en route to a win planning to play as [well] as we can, State and Baylor on Sunday. in equitation over fences but weekend, so we’re looking at that was not as easy as the score and that’s what we have to do to “ I t ’s a l i t t l e d i f f e r e n t the reining team struggled, working with them more one- indicates. give them a match.” because we’re competing in only winning one of the five on-one rather than in a group.” “We had to work hard,” Elkins a tournament this weekend,” matchups. said. “They’re a good little team, Major sa id. “I nstead of “I think that one of the things Comments on this story? and we knew they were going to Comments on this story? competing five people, we’re we are trying to do is have both Visit dailygamecock.com/sports be good, and we’re glad to have the Visit dailygamecock.com/sports HOUSING EMPLOYMENT TRAVEL 1-5 BR APTS. 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