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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?
                                                                              Courtesy of Dance Marathon           connected. It’s much better than            Visit: dailygamecock.com/news
                                                                                                                   everyone just driving cars,” said

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           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°
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                                                                            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
                                                                            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.
  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
                                                                            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
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                                                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                                                                                            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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Good hygiene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary for
                  EDITORIAL BOARD                                                                                                                                                                                       clean campus
                          JOSH DAWSEY
                          Editor-in-Chief                                                                                                                                                                                   Wash hands,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           be considerate
                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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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                                                                                                                                                                                                   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
                                                                 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
                                                                                  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.
                                                                                      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
                                                   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
                                                                                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                               While she enters the film a conniving
                                                 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
                                                                                                                                               the needs of her boxer sons so long as
                                                 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
                                                                                                                                               gradually recognizes her f laws even if
                                                 hide it even as he’s performing it. He turns
                                                                                                                                               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”
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 PICTURE ● Continued from 4

   t wo c omeb ac k s . W he n
“The King’s Speech” won the
Toronto International Film
Fest ival’s People’s Choice
Award, it became the instant
Oscar front-runner. When an

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.
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. Wearing a full-length                                                     secrecy and exclusivity and
sheath Armani Prive Haute Couture                                                           has declared that only one
Spring 2011 gown would not be out                                                           celebrity will wear Tom
of the ordinary for her, nor would a                                                        Ford Spring 2011 on the
delicate flower-printed, chiffon gown                                                        red carpet for the Oscars.
with an asymmetrical neckline from                                                          I n November he told
the Valentino Haute Couture Spring                                                          Vog ue’s Sarah Mower,
2011 collection.                                                                            “I’l l wa it to see who’s
  Natalie Portman is nominated for                                                          nominated for the Oscars.
an Oscar t his year for her leading                               Kirk McCoy / MCT Campus                                                                                     Bob D’Amico / MCT Campus
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                                                                                                              6 Tabula __: blank slate
                                                                                                              10 Elmer’s product
                                                                                                              14 Ballerina’s rail
                                                                                                              15 In __: stuck
                                                                                                              16 Bear with too-hot
                                                                                                              17 Twisty-horned
                                                                                                              18 Powerful wind
                                                                                                              19 Tiny army marchers
                                                                                                              20 Comfortable situation
                                                                                                              to live in, with “the”
                                                                                                              23 Anonymous Jane
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  NAV, a Christian student interest group, joins together in song and fellowship at a                         25 Songwriter Neil
  meeting on Thursday in Russell House room 303.                                                              27 Adeuce used as
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                                                                                                              32 Store, as a hose
                                                                                                              33 “Much __ About                                              Solution 02/24/11
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                                                                                                              36 Li’l Abner’s creator Al    7 Brand under
                                                                                                              39 Went to the polls          the
                                                                                                              41 Cyberchuckle,              sink
                      Columbia Charlotte Shuttle                                                              and a hint to this puzzle’s   8 Spanish
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                                                                                                              42 Cake maker                 9 Part of USA
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                                                                                                              44 “Romeo and Juliet”
                                                                                                                                            10 4.0, for
                                                                                                                                            one: Abbr.
                                                                                                              city                          11 Minnesota-
                                                                                                              46 Before, to Shakespeare     based
                                                                                                              47 “Free Willy” critter       dairy
                                                                                                              49 Turns on, as an engine     cooperative
                                                                                                              51 What mirrors do            12 Pulitzer
                                                                                                              54 Golfer’s support           author Sinclair                    1949
                                                                                                              55 Dot-com’s address          13 Relaxed                         48 Animation collectible
                                                                                                              56 Low-paying but             21 Angle iron                      50 “Out with it!”
                                                                                                              rewarding project             22 NBA’s __ Ming                   51 Moscow money
                                                                                                              62 Very dry, as               26 Glittery mineral                52 Filmdom’s Flynn
                                                                                                              Champagne                     27 Breaker at the shore            53 Steakhouse steak
                                                                        Solution from 02/24/11                64 Musical quality            28 People magazine focus           57 Grimm beginning
                                                                                                              65 __ but wiser               29 “Like that’s going              58 Oboe or bassoon
                                                                                                              66 Nuts                       to work!”                          59 Chief Norse god
                                                                                                              67 Ending for exist           30 Romeo or Juliet, e.g.           60 Docs for doggies and
                                                                                                              68 Leaves out                 31 Christian’s dresses?            dogies
                                                                                                              69 Actress Sommer             35 Coagulate, as blood             61 Gaelic language
                                                                                                              70 Nut, e.g.                  37 Lima’s country                  63 Stubbed digit
                                                                                                              71 Past or present            38 Get ready, briefly
                                                                                                              DOWN                          40 British peer
                                                                                                              1 Adam’s second son           42 Like a stroller at the
                                                                                                              2 Refrain syllables           shore, shoewise
                                                                                                              3 Mouse catcher               44 Moves out
                                                                                                              4 Golfer Palmer               45 Peacekeeping gp. since
                                                                                                              5 Showing shame
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                                                                                                                                                                               Richard Pearce / THE DAILY GAMECOCK
Jackie Bradley Jr. had an great weekend at the plate for South Carolina in last weekend’s season-opening series against Santa Clara. 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
                                                           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?
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