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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA                                                WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011                                                      VOL. 105, NO. 65              ●   SINCE 1908




Honorary degree recipient criticized
 Southern Baptist President                   an advocate for hate,” said Zac Baker,                m o r e t h a n 16 m i l l i o n m e m b e r s         think it’s a really neat opportunity to
Wright’s award upsets students                a second-year visual communications                   a nd 42,0 0 0 chu rches across                         distinguish one of our USC alumni,”
                                              student and public relations coordinator              t h e U. S . , a c c o r d i n g t o s b c . n e t .   Stewart said.
                                              for USC’s Bisexual Gay Lesbian Student                Tim Stewart, the director of USC’s                        Stewart added that in over 20 years
  Cassie Stanton                              Association . “Basically the Southern                                       B ap t i s t C ol le g i at e    of being a college pastor, he hasn’t met
  CSTANTON@DIALYGAMECOCK.COM                  Baptist’s platform is ‘it’s either this way                                 Ministry, is supported           a Southern Baptist Convention leader
                                              or you’re going to hell.’”                                                  by Sout h Ca rol i n a           or pastor that expressed the views that
  Some students have criticized the
                                                According to university policy, “an                                       Sout hern Bapt ist               opposing groups said they did.
university’s decision to bestow the Rev.
                                              honorary degree is the highest honor                                        C o nve nt io n i n h i s           SBC has passed resolutions against
G. Br yant Wright, a 1974 alum nus
                                              the University of South Carolina can                                        role as a college pastor         homosexuals in the military, same-sex
and current president of the Southern
                                              bestow” and t herefore, “only t hose                                        a t t h e u n i v e r s i t y.   marriage and The Walt Disney Company
Baptist Convention, with an honorary
                                              individuals of genuine distinction who                                      Stewart said that he             for “promot ing immoral ideologies
degree at this year’s commencement
                                              have a sustained record of excellence of                                    is ver y excited t hat           such a s homosex u a l it y, i n f idel it y,
exercises.
                                              accomplishment or exemplary service                                         t he u n iversit y is            and adulter y” according to sbc.net.
  The students say Wright’s leadership
                                              of lasting significance” receive these                      WRIGHT          bestowing the honor              “We’ve made some resolutions backing
of t he convent ion, wh ich opposes
                                              degrees. The policy adds that recipients                                    upon Wright.                     it up w it h what God’s Word says,”
homosexuality and gay marriage, makes
                                              of t he deg rees shou ld en hance t he                                        “ D r. Wr i g h t h a s        Stewart said. “We’re not going to back
him an unfit recipient for the degree.
                                              U n i v e r s i t y o f S o u t h C a r o l i n a’s   been a strong leader in the Southern                   off what God’s Word has said. We do
  “He’s head of the Southern Baptist
                                              reputation.                                           Baptist Convention. He’s been a long-                  not intend any kind of harm on anyone.
Convention that is hostile to the LGBT
                                                T he SBC or ig i n ated i n 18 45 i n               term pastor in his church and has led
community [and] that has kind of been
                                              A u g u s t a , G a . a n d c u r r e nt l y h a s    that with integrity [and] character ... I                                 WRIGHT ● 2



                                                                                                                                            OneCarolina system
                                                                                                                                            to modernize USC
                                                                                                                                           Multi-year project                  computer systems.”
                                                                                                                                                                                   There are currently
                                                                                                                                           aims to connect                     a b o u t 45 i nt e g r a t e d
                                                                                                                                            all campuses                       computer systems
                                                                                                                                                                               at USC that will
                                                                                                                                                    Sara Hartley               be moder n ized a nd
                                                                                                                                             NEWS@DAILYGAMECOCK.COK            st rea m l i ned t h rough
                                                                                             Courtney Price / THE DAILY GAMECOCK                                               the multi-year project,
  At the end of CAST’s discussion of sex trafficking in India attendees were able to participate in a silent auction,                                                           which w ill be f u nded
  buying pieces of artwork and jewelery to raise funds for Rahab Rope, a Georgia-based nonprofit.                                               I f t he Un iver sit y          i n l a rg e p a r t b y t he
                                                                                                                                            o f S o u t h C a r o l i n a’s    student technology fee.
                                                                                                                                            information technology             The rest of the project
                                                                                                                                            system were a building,            will be covered by the
                                                                                                                                            it would have a 1970s              u n i v e r s it y ’s g e n e r a l
                                                                                                                                            f lair and be in need of           funds.
                                                                                                                                            replacement.                           “ We’ve been
                                                                                                                                               T h at ’s how US C ’s           bu i ld i ng f u nd i ng for
                                                                                                                                            Vice President                     several years to create
                                                                                                                                            for Information                    a s u f f ic ient ma rg i n
 CAST holds discussion, silent auction                           According to the U.S. Department of Health and                             Technology Bill Hogue              to ma ke it t h rough
  to inform students of global issue                           Human Services, human trafficking is the second most
                                                               profitable criminal industry in the world. India has
                                                                                                                                            explained OneCarolina,
                                                                                                                                            a n ongoi ng project
                                                                                                                                                                               some of the lean times
                                                                                                                                                                               we’ve been su f fer i ng
                                                               the most accounts of human trafficking — about 200                            t hat w i l l replace t he         through,” Hogue said.
    Kiante Chapman                                             women and children in India are sold into prostitution                       universit y’s computer             “No state appropriation
    NEWS@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM                                     a day. Atlanta is the number one city in the U.S. for                        systems at an estimated            is covering the costs at
                                                               child prostitution. Children, as young as 7, are often                       t ot a l of $75 m i l l io n       this point.”
                                                               sold to mercenaries and forced to work in brothels.                          — roughly the cost of a                According to t he
    Carolina Against Sex Trafficking held a panel in the
                                                               These victims contract diseases, are forced to endure                        new building.                      OneCarolina website,
  Capstone Conference Room on Tuesday evening in
                                                               many abortions and can feel as if they have no way out.                         “R ight now most of             the project will create
  which representatives from Rahab’s Rope, a nonprofit
                                                               Rahab’s Rope hopes to change this.                                           our computer systems               a n i nteg rated d ig it a l
  organization located in Gainesville, Ga., spoke about
                                                                 The organization hopes that by educating these                             were designed back in              com mu n it y t hat w i l l
  human trafficking and prostitution in India.
                                                               women, the women will be able to avoid a life of                             l at e 19 70 s a nd e a rl y       l i n k U S C ’s e i g ht
    The organization, which was founded in 2004, helps
                                                               prostitution and poverty.                                                    1980s at a t ime when              campuses. OneCarolina
  women who are able to leave the life of prostitution
                                                                 “With an issue like this, the first step is raising                        people had a ver y                 is c u r rent ly of fer i ng
  and prepares them to re-enter society.
                                                               awareness,” Dewitt said. “People are surprised to know                       different notion about             training for team
    CAST President Amy Dewitt, as well as other
                                                               that there are more slaves now than ever. It gets to a                       what computing was all             members to work on the
  volunteers, hoped to raise awareness about the issue.
                                                               point where you can’t not do something.”                                     about it,” Hogue said.             development , test i ng
  Dewitt and USC graduate Amie Molnar, a CAST
                                                                 Rahab’s Rope has centers located in Bangalore, Gao                         “If you think about what           a nd rol l-out of t he
  volunteer, went to India on a mission trip and helped
                                                               and Mumbai where they have vocational training                               you do every day — you             system.
  some of these women transition back into society.
                                                               for the women . With this training, these women                              can check your grades,                 “The project has
    “It’s an undercover topic,” Molnar said, “People
                                                                                                                                            you c a n reg i ster, we           been u nder way for
  don’t realize how big the problem really is.”                                             CAST ● 2                                        can pay our bills ... all
                                                                                                                                            of those things require                     SYSTEM ● 2


‘Bridesmaids’ screening comes to Russell House Theater

  A special screening of “Bridesmaids,”        First-year business student Emily
a new comedy feat uring “Sat urday           Craft accompanied Hazelwood to the
Night Live’s” Kristen Wiig and “Mad          screening.
Men’s” Jon Hamm , was featured in              “I’m just excited to see it before
the Russell House Theater on Tuesday         everyone else does, and I think it will be
night.                                       really funny,” Craft said.
  The theater was filled to capacity           Carolina Productions hopes the early
with students interested to see the          screening will be the first of many.
film before its May 13 release date and         “Hopefully this will be an indicator
receive complimentary popcorn.               of the kind of events we can hold in the
  Third-year criminal justice student        future,” said vice-president of Internal
Charles Hazelwood said he considers          Affairs Sarah Jordan.
himself a Wiig fan and saw her perform         The comedy was directed by Paul
on “Saturday Night Live” in 2008.            Feig and is rated R for strong sexuality
  “It was a small audience when I saw        and language.
her, but ever since then I’ve been a huge
fan,” he said.
                       — Compiled by Taylor Cheney, Assistant News Editor


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WRIGHT ● Continued from 1               CAST ● Continued from 1                fraternit y and I thought
                                                                               it would be really nice to
We w a nt t o l o v i n g l y         a r e g i v e n c e r t i f i c at e s
                                                                               help out,” Murdock said.
produce and share t he                that they can use to get
                                                                               “Hopefully the money is
truth of God’s Word.”                 a job and escape the risk
                                                                               used to help one of these
   Baker believes Wright              of being targeted for sex
                                                                               girls.”
and the Southern Baptist              trafficking. Rahab’s Rope
                                                                                  T he g roup i s i n t he
C o n v e n t i o n ’s i d e a l s    ha s opened pre schools
                                                                               process of becoming a non-
go against the tenet in               and clinics to educate the
                                                                               governmental organization
t he Carolina Creed                   women about their health
                                                                               in India so that they can
d iscou r ag i ng bigot r y.          and relationship-building
                                                                               make more connections
“ No t i me is a good                 skills.
                                                                               and open a store where the
time for bigotry,” Baker                 At t he end of t he
                                                                               women can sell the items
said. “There’s never an               discussion, t here was a
                                                                               t hey create and recr uit
OK time to do that, but               silent auction and students
                                                                               more women.
n o w m o r e t h a n e v e r,        were able to pu rc h a s e
                                                                                  Jillian Hensley, Rahab’s
the university should be              pieces of jewelry, handbags
                                                                               Rope director of recruiting
ra l ly i ng aga i nst t hose         a nd ot her t h i ngs made
                                                                               and mobilization , hopes
who don’t have a voice.”              in India. CAST was able
                                                                               that the event will make
   D u s t i n Tu c k e r , a         to get ar t ist s f rom t he
                                                                               people want to become
first-year anthropolog y              university as well as local
                                                                               involved. She gave
student and the                       a r t ist s to donate t hei r
                                                                               st udent s t h ree ways to
m e m b e r s h ip d i r e c t o r    artwork for the auction.
                                                                               b e c ome i nvol ve d w it h
for Pastafarians at USC ,             All proceeds went directly
                                                                               the organization: have an
also believes Wright is               to Rahab’s Rope and their
                                                                               event and raise money,
unworthy of the honorary              mission. There was also
                                                                               buy a piece that has been
degree.                               a station where students
                                                                               handcrafted by a woman in
   “ H e ’s j u s t n o t t h e       could write letters or sign
                                                                               India or take a trip to India
k i nd of person I wa nt              a card that would go to the
                                                                               and volunteer at one of the
r e p r e s e n t i n g m e ,”        women.
                                                                               centers.
Tucker said. “I feel like                T h i rd-yea r biolog y
granting him a doctorate              st udent Kyle Mu rdock
is a rep resentat ion of              donated a piece of artwork
every student here. His               for the cause.                                                                                                                              Courtney Price / THE DAILY GAMECOCK
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                                                                                                                University students and other local artists contributed art and music to CAST’s
is one of hate and                                                                                              auction after the panel discussion Tuesday in the Capstone Conference Room.
intolerance and I really
don’t think that ref lects
well on the university.”             SYSTEM ● Continued from 1 end user,” Hogue said.                      consumers, he said, and              Another feature, which
                                                                   O ne of t he bigge st                   allow for more processes          should begin rolling out
                                     a yea r a nd a ha lf. A effects of the new system                     to take place on the web,         during the next academic
                                     number of pieces have i s t h a t t h e b u s i n e s s               similar to online banking         year, is a student portal
                                     successfully concluded, o f f i c e s — i n c l u d i n g             systems.                          that will allow individuals
Comments on this story?              not necessarily visible to t he bu rsars, reg ist rar                    Some of t he changes           to create t heir ow n
Visit: dailygamecock.com/news                                   and admissions offices                     w i l l b e no t ic e ab le t o   customized homepages
                                                                ± are rethink ing their                    st udent s st a r t i ng t h is   w it h t he i nfor mat ion,
                                                                pro c e s s e s to b e c ome               s u m mer, Hog ue s a id ,        resou rces and ser v ices
                                                                smoother, timelier and                     w it h a new admissions           t hat t hey f i nd most
                                                                more efficient. The goal                    system shortly followed           important.
                                                                is to put more power                       by a new f ina ncial aid             “This will take several
                                                                i n t he ha nds of t he                    system.                           years because it really is a
                                                                                                                                             massive project,” Hogue
                                                                                                               APRIL IS NATIONAL             s a id . “ T h e f i r s t p a r t
                                                                                                               CAR CARE MONTH                is focused on st udent s
                                                                                                                                             and systems t hat ser ve
                                                                                                                                             students. That is where
                                                                                                                                             we wa nt t he bigge st
                                                                                                                                             impact to appear most
                                                                                                                                             quickly.”
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        We Remember
       Andrew Sorensen
         1939-2011




                                                                                              Photos Courtesy of USC Media Relations, Keri Goff, File photos

USC will hold a memorial for former president Andrew Sorensen on Tuesday, April 26, at 10 a.m. in the law school auditorium.
Financial, death tolls rise after Raleigh storm
   RALEIGH — The tornado that carved           implored neighbors to help lift the huge
through North Carolina’s capital killed        tree that had flattened her trailer, where
four children, shuttered a university for      she had taken cover in a closet with her
the rest of the spring semester and felled     infant daughter, son and two nephews
the signature trees in the metropolis          she was babysitting. The three boys lay
known as the “City of Oaks.”                   beneath the tree.
   It was t he most ac t ive s y stem of          “She was screaming, ‘Please take it
tornadoes on record in the state’s history,    off, get it off them,’ but the tree was too
leading to 23 deaths. In Raleigh, one          big,” Gutierrez said. Gutierrez’s husband,
of the nation’s fastest-growing cities,        Manuel, leapt over the fallen tree. He
the death toll and propert y damages           could feel the boys’ hands under the
underscored the massive costs that can         branches, but knew it was too late.
be inflicted when a tornado makes a rare           Alvarez was bleeding, and in her arms
venture into areas of dense population.        was 6-month-old Yaire Quistian Nino,
   In all, the storm killed 45 people in six   who was severely injured and later died at
states, but North Carolina was by far the      a hospital.
hardest-hit.                                      “The baby ’s head was squashed,”
   More than three days after the storm,       Gut ier rez sa id qu iet ly Tue sd ay at
crews st r uggled Tuesday to restore           Heritage High School in Wake Forest,
electricity and infrastructure there, with     which had been turned into a shelter for
a key commuting interstate briefly shut         the residents of the Stony Brook North
down to fi x downed power lines.                Mobile Home Park.
   Outside her apartment in downtown              Yaire was fourth victim from the home.
Raleigh, 71-year-old Elsie McKeithan           Her 9-year-old brother Daniel Quistian-
wondered whether residents understood          Nino and her two cousins, 8-year-old
that a tornado could strike an urban           Osvaldo Coronado-Nino and 3-year-old
area, especially with such ferocity. The       Kevin Uriel Coronado-Nino were also
storm tore the roof from the three-story       killed.
apartment where she lived, allowing rain          The parents of the cousins were at work
to pour in.                                    and have been in seclusion since Saturday,
   “I don’t think anybody grasped the          but friends and neighbors recalled a
concept it was going to come through           happy extended family. The children
downtown Raleigh,” she said.                   were outgoing and always had a large cast
   Five blocks away, Shaw Universit y          of playmates in the racially and ethnically
officials canceled the remainder of the        diverse mobile home park about five miles
semester because the storm ripped off          north of downtown.
roofs and shattered windows at campus             “We all know each other here,” said
buildings. Students were to receive grades     Irene Ortiz through a bilingual volunteer
for the work they had completed.               at the temporary shelter. “They were my
   Up the road, even the headquarters          neighbors for two years. The children
of Progress Energy — the utility that          were always very happy, outside playing.
provides electricity across much of the        The boys’ mother and father adored
region — lost power and had to rely on         them.”
a backup generator. The electricity was           Ortiz’s youngest son, 16, would often
restored a day later.                          watch over Daniel and Osvaldo, cousins
   The tornado inflicted its worst damage       who were practically inseparable because
just beyond the city center, in a mobile       they were so close together in age.
home park with winds reaching speeds              “They were always riding their bicycles
of more than 110 mph. Rosa Gutierrez           a rou nd t he pa rk , t he t wo of t hem
said the tornado spun her trailer off its      together,” she said.
foundation, smashed windows and left her          The tornado that tore through Raleigh
family huddled together.                       was the longest-lasting and among the
   I nside, her husba nd said prayers.         most powerf ul to hit t he state. The
Outside, she heard car alarms, and then        damage carved a line so straight that 60
a neighbor’s cries for help: “My kids are      miles of damage can be plotted on a map
under there! My kids are under there!”         with a ruler.
   The neighbor, Christ ina A lvarez,                                   — The Associated Press
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                 US drug war
                                                                                              LETTERS TO THE EDITOR                                                                                              fails to make
                  EDITORIAL BOARD                                          Should USC honor Rev. Wright?                                                                                                         real change
                           JOSH DAWSEY
                           Editor-in-Chief                                                                                                                                                                        1970s program
                                                                            BGLSA and USC student disagree about                       society.                                                                  highly ineffective
               COLIN CAMPBELL        EDDIE MANN                                                                                           W h ile t he LGBT com mu n it y is
                Managing Editor      Assistant Copy Desk Chief
                                                                             recognizing Southern Baptist leader
                                                                                                                                       certainly subject to a lot of injustice                                       The “War on Drugs,”
            HAKEEM JEFFERSON         RYAN VELASQUEZ                          We agree with Hakeem Jefferson                            and intolerance, it is now promoting                                      i n it iated by R ic h a rd
               Senior Columnist      Sports Editor                         and Taylor Cain.                                            the intolerance of the deeply religious                                   Nixon in the 1970s and
                                                                             If USC’s prestigious honorary degree                      wh ile lament ing t h is same lack of                                     suppor ted by Rona ld
              ALLYSON SEITZER        CHLOE GOULD                           of humane letters is conferred upon                         tolerance for its own group. W hile                                       Reagan and George H.
      Assistant Design Director      Mix Editor                            Rev. G. Bryant Wright, it will send                         they may not agree with the beliefs                                       Bush in the 1980s, has
                                                                           the wrong message to USC’s LGBT                             of the Southern Baptist Convention,                                       failed to achieve any of
                                                                           community.                                                  members of the LGBT communit y                                            the lofty and idealized

OneCarolina worthy                                                           L i k e H a k e e m a n d Ta y l o r, w e
                                                                           acknowledge that not everyone in the
                                                                           universit y will come to a consensus
                                                                                                                                       a re af forded t he r ight to pract ice
                                                                                                                                       their lifestyle of choice by the same
                                                                                                                                       founding documents that also allow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 goals it strived toward. As
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 time passes, it becomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 more apparent to t he
of USC investment                                                          on this, or any issue for that matter.
                                                                           But we can’t help but acknowledge the
                                                                                                                                       Southern Baptists to freely express
                                                                                                                                       their religious beliefs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 publ ic t hat t he d r ug
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 war has failed. Many
                                                                           groundswell of support that we have                            There are parts of the Bible that                                      pol it ic ia ns, however,
   The University of South Carolina has announced new                      received this year.                                         condemn the lifestyle of the LGBT                                         still support policies that
goals for OneCarolina, an update to its network systems                      Even t he f rat t iest of gent lemen                      community, so, like it or not, Southern                                   have failed to reach the
first designed in the 1970s and 1980s.                                      approached us during The Safe Zone                          Baptists are more than free to condemn                                    goals they had set for
   That’s g reat. Here are a few we wa nt to see                           Ally Project’s “Stop the H8 Week” and                       your lifest yle of choice in the same                                     themselves. Our nation’s
accomplished:                                                              gave us their support. We realize that                      way you promot e it . T he LGB T                                          gover n ment ha s cost
   We’re hoping, under this new system, our personal                       we probably will not see them at Pride                      communit y and its supporters need                                        A mer ic a n t a x p ayer s ,
information, including our social security numbers and                     this summer and we understand that                          to step back on this issue, respect the                                   c r i m i n a l i z e d p e o p le
permanent addresses, might actually be secure.                             they might not completely support our                       beliefs of the religious community, and                                   who recreationally use
   We’re hoping students might be able to find the answer                   agenda. We do know, however, that                           not protest Rev. Wright’s honor if they                                   drugs, filled up prisons
to their financial aid or housing questions without visiting                they support us as people.                                  value true equality.                                                      for senseless “crimes”
four or five different websites.                                              This is t he core of t he Carolina                           Once again, the LGBT community                                         and increased violence
   Instead of some students having to drive to campus                      Creed. This is the heart of the Carolina                    reveals t he hy pocris y of ma ny                                         and the number of gangs
from their off-campus apartments to sign up for                            community.                                                  minorit y groups seeking “equalit y.”                                     w it h it s proh ibit ion-
advisement, we hope we’ll all be able to sign up online.                     Gays and lesbians need t his love                         Its defi nition of equality merely is to                                   style drug policies. It is
   Instead of ever having to go to Parking Services in the                 and support from their university now                       seek special protection or privileges                                     time to end the War on
Pendleton Garage to pay a ticket, we hope we might be                      more t han ever. We challenge t he                          for its members through the law. It                                       Drugs.
                                 able to pay for our tickets               Universit y of South Carolina to be                         suggests Rev. Wright is undeserving                                                               While
                                 online.                                   an example to schools nationwide and                        because the SBC has opposed special                                                            t h e Wa r
    “Students deserve the Instead of getting paper                         “discourage bigotry” by reassessing the                     government f unding to t he LGBT                                                               on Dr ug s
                                 updates from university                   way in which it honors Rev. Wright.                         communit y and special hate crimes                                                             st r ives to
    best, most up-to-date departments, we’d like to                                                                                    legislation to protect special classes of                                                      el i m i nate
                                 receive these important                     — T he B i s e x u a l , G a y, L e s b i a n ,           homosexual and transgender persons.                                                            a nd deter
     network systems our updates in our personal                           Straight, Alliance Executive Board                             W hy can’t we all share t he same                                                           the use
                                 email accounts.                                                                                       protections under law, regardless of a                                    Kevin Carr o f a l l
          money can buy.” How about combining                                                                                          person’s color, gender, age or sexual                                     First-year           drugs, the
                                 Blackboard and VIP into                                                                               preference? By creating special classes                                   business student     primary
                                                                              For a group of people that constantly
one efficient site?                                                                                                                     of p eople a nd sepa r at i ng so c iet y                                                      f o c u s
                                                                           demands tolerance of it s lifest yle,
   The university receives thousands of dollars each year                                                                              through law, how can we ever expect                                       of this campaign
                                                                           t he LGB T com mu n it y h a s lef t a
in technology fees, and students deserve the best, most                                                                                to ach ieve equa l it y a nd el im i nate                                 w it h t h e a i d o f t h e
                                                                           resounding stain on its message of
up-to-date network systems our money can buy.                                                                                          d iscr i m i nat ion? W h i le pract ici ng                               Dr ug Enforcement
                                                                           equality and tolerance with its outcries
   USC estimates that this project will cost $75 million                                                                               reverse intolerance against those who                                     Administration (DEA),
                                                                           a g a i n s t R e v. Wr i g h t ’s e x p e c t e d
and take several years to implement. Of course we’re                                                                                   don’t agree with us, we certainly never                                   has focused on marijuana
                                                                           reception of an honorar y degree at
always a little worried when the university says it plans to                                                                           can.                                                                      to a greater degree than
                                                                           graduation.
spend millions of dollars on anything, but this is a project                                                                              Accept t he fac t t hat we have                                        more harmful drugs. As
                                                                              Before you write me off as a gay-
worthy of our support. Not only will it help improve the                                                                               differences and celebrate them rather                                     of 2009, total marijuana
                                                                           hating, homophobic, Southern homer
quality of life for students at USC, it has the potential to                                                                           than making everything a public forum                                     a r rest s accou nt for
                                                                           who wa nt s to pa s s leg i slat ion to
save the university money in the long-term as processes                                                                                for trying to discredit each other.                                       52.6 percent of tot a l
                                                                           forever ban gay marriage and repress
are streamlined and made more efficient.                                                                                                                                                                          d r ug a r rest s. Th is is
                                                                           the LGBT community, consider the
   Students should join us in supporting the OneCarolina                                                                                  — Ross Baker                                                           an astonishing number
                                                                           actions you promote in suggesting that
project and the forward thinking nature of our university                                                                                 Second-year business student                                           seeing that marijuana is
                                                                           Rev. Wright is not deserving of having
officials that this project represents. And, as always, USC,                                                                                                                                                      considered by many to be
                                                                           this honor bestowed upon him by this
we look forward to seeing results.                                                                                                                                                                               a relatively safe drug.
                                                                           university — the same intolerance and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The U.S. government
                                                                           lack of equality you claim is present in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 has long led the charge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to c u r t a i l t he u se of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 dr ugs by demon izing

Celebrate 4/20 by fighting for legalization                                                                                                                                                                       m a ny d r ug s t h rough
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 propaganda campaigns.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Decreasing or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 eliminating funding for
 Responsible, hard-working citizens                              While there is no logical rebuttal as to why                   members, authority figures and academic and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 these campaigns could
                                                              marijuana prohibition should be maintained,                       career opportunities. But change will only come
deserve not to be treated as criminals                        these legalization arguments tend to fall on                      from awareness and open support — from users
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 reduce the overall budget
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and could lower the use
                                                              deaf ears. People hear the words “illegal” and                    and nonusers alike. Challenge the perpetuating
   Happy 4/20, everyone! In honor of the holiday,                                                                                                                                                                of drugs nationwide.
                                                                              “drug” and immediately associate                  stereotypes and prove that it is entirely possible
this column is dedicated to, as cliché and expected                                                                                                                                                                  The War on Drugs has
                                                                              cannabis with criminal activity                   to be a responsible, productive citizen who also
as it might be, the argument in favor of the                                                                                                                                                                     not reduced or deterred
                                                                              without bothering to realize that                 supports the legalization of marijuana.
full regulation and legalization of cannabis and                                                                                                                                                                 people from getting or
                                                                              the only crime that arises from                      A ny supportive effort is a step closer to
industrial hemp.                                                                                                                                                                                                 using drugs. Some may
                                                                              cannabis use is within the black                  raising the issue in the legislature. Join active
   Cannabis is just a plant found in nature and                                                                                                                                                                  even say drug use has
                                                                              market as a result of prohibition.                organizations like Just Say Now or NORML
therefore shouldn’t be illegal. It has several                                                                                                                                                                   increased as a result of
                                                                              W hat t hese people fa i l to                     (The National Organization for the Reform
therapeutic properties for a variety of ailments.                                                                                                                                                                the U.S. government’s
                                                              Kristyn         understand is that a vast majority                of Marijuana Laws). Educate yourself and the
Its regulation and taxation, along with the                                                                                                                                                                      continued support of a
                                                              Sanito          of marijuana users, who do so                     uninformed — it’s never too late to change
production of industrial hemp, could provide jobs                                                                                                                                                                failed campaign that has
                                                              Second-year     privately and responsibly without                 someone’s mind. Attend today’s Marijuana
and revenue at both the federal and state levels.                                                                                                                                                                subjected citizens and
                                                              English student hurting themselves or others,                     March at the Statehouse and let our leaders know
   Many of you have heard all of the myths                                                                                                                                                                       taxpayers alike to many
                                                                              are innocent, hard-working, tax-                  there are South Carolinians who want to see
by now, and you’ve heard them all debunked.                                                                                                                                                                      negative consequences.
                                                              paying citizens. And each year, thousands are                     progressive change.
Smoking marijuana is not harmful to health,                                                                                                                                                                      We must take a strong
                                                              treated as criminals and their lives are ruined                      For t hose of you celebrat ing today, do
especially when compared to alcohol, cigarettes                                                                                                                                                                  look at this failed war,
                                                              because they are punished for a lifestyle choice                  so responsibly. As wrongful as it is, cannabis
a nd ot her d r ug s, eit her rec reat iona l or                                                                                                                                                                 soberly show humility,
                                                              people have been making, arguably, since the                      possession is still against the law, and getting
prescription. Marijuana use does not, as once                                                                                                                                                                    accept our failure and
                                                              invention of fire.                                                 arrested will contribute nothing to the cause.
accepted, kill brain cells. There is no substantial                                                                                                                                                              end the drug war that
                                                                 There is a tremendous pressure in our society                  Keep up the activism, and maybe by this time
evidence that marijuana is addictive nor that it                                                                                                                                                                 cost s ou r societ y too
                                                              to keep legalization opinions private — out of                    next year, there will be no need to fear burning
leads to subsequent use of harder drugs.                                                                                                                                                                         much.
                                                              fear of judgment and punishment from family                       one down.


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011                                                                                                                                                                     PAGE 7


                                                                                                                                                    ‘Gamecock
                                                                                                                                                    Glory’ tells
                                                                                                                                                    emotional tale
                             Cam Powell                                                                                                               Post and Courier reporter recounts
                      MIX@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM
                                                                                                                                                     USC baseball’s championship season,
  Summer music festivals have become an American tradition                                                                                              young fan’s hard-fought battle
over the past two decades, with droves of music aficionados
flocking to locations around the country to get their groove on.
This summer will be no different, as there are plenty of festivals                                                       Courtesy of sfcritic.com                      Josh Dawsey
                                                                                                                                                               JDAWSEY@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM
that feature artists and attractions that will appeal to any music         Outside Lands
fan. Here’s a look at six of this year’s highest profile summer music
                                                                                                                                                       If you judge “Gamecock Glory” as a
gatherings.                                                                Where: San Francisco, Calif.
                                                                                                                                                    simple recounting of the 2011 baseball
                                                                           When: August 12-14
                                                                                                                                                    season, it is a more than adequate book.
                                                                           Headliners: Phish, Muse, Arcade Fire, The Shins, The Roots
                                                                                                                                                    It dissects action well, provides ample
                                                                           Tickets: $199.50 (before service charges) for a regular three-day
                                                                                                                                                    analysis and shows a solid grasp of the
                                                                           ticket
                                                                                                                                                    national championship team.
                                                                           Accommodations: San Francisco area hotels, booked at varying
                                                                                                                                                       But this is a compelling, emotionally
                                                                           expense
                                                                                                                                                    gut-wrenching book that intricately and
                                                                           Vibe: Located in scenic Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands is a
                                                                                                                                                    powerfully weaves the majestic sport of
                                                                           festival as eclectic as San Francisco itself. Though the music
                                                                                                                                                    baseball and human emotion in a way
                                                                           lineup is not as deep as Bonnaroo’s or Hangout’s, Outside Lands
                                                                                                                                                    few books can.
                                                                           features heavy hitters in every genre. Phish has got the jam scene
                                                                                                                                                       At it s core, t he book v iv id ly
                                                                           on lock — The Shins, The Decemberists and Arctic Monkeys
                                                                                                                                                    r e c o n s t r u c t s t h e 2 0 11 n a t i o n a l
                                                                           bring plenty of indie rock flavor, and Girl Talk and MGMT will
                                                                                                                                                    championship season t hrough
                                                                           serve up trippy effects song after song. The legendary Roots
                                          Courtesy of fabuloussavers.com                                                                            inter v iews, f irst-hand accou nts and
                                                                           anchor the hip-hop portion of the event, and John Fogerty oozes
                                                                                                                                                    dutiful analyses. Author Travis Haney,
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival                                           classic rock from every pore in his body. Anything you want to
                                                                                                                                                    the USC sports beat reporter for The
                                                                           hear, you’ll be able to find at Outside Lands.
                                                                                                                                                    Post and Courier, is more than qualified
Where: Manchester, Tenn.
                                                                                                                                                    to do just that.
When: June 9-12
                                                                                                                                                       But instead of providing box scores
Tickets: $282.60 (all fees included) for a three-day general admission
                                                                                                                                                    a nd st at ist ic s , he prov ide s a clea r
festival pass
                                                                                                                                                    u nderstanding of how t h is team —
Accommodations: Camping and parking included in general
                                                                                                                                                    which even head coach Ray Tanner
admission ticket, RV lots available at extra cost
                                                                                                                                                    didn’t think would be wildly successful
Headliners: Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Eminem, Widespread
                                                                                                                                                    — blew away all expectations.
Panic, Buffalo Springfield
                                                                                                                                                       He takes readers on the bus with the
Vibe: The music lineup for the 10th year of the Bonnaroo Music
                                                                                                                                                    team returning from an early season
and Arts festival displays how diverse the festival has become
                                                                                                                                                    series loss at East Carolina, showing an
since its inception in 2002. The festival’s inclusion of jam-band
                                                                                                                                                    angry Tanner and an insecure team. He
juggernauts Widespread Panic and String Cheese Incident shows
                                                                                                                                                    notes the number of on-paper flaws that
the event is staying true to its hippie roots, while acts such as
                                                                                                                                                    made winning the College World Series
The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Florence and the Machine
                                                                                                                                                    seem improbable at best.
and Ratatat showcase modern alternative rock at its finest. ’
                                                                                                                                                       Haney travels with the squad through
Roo features the deepest hip-hop lineup of any festival this                                                     Courtesy of fabuloussavers.com
                                                                                                                                                    rigorous SEC play, where t he team
summer with seasoned veterans Eminem, Lil Wayne and Big Boi                Hangout                                                                  seemed to take one step backward each
undoubtedly feeding the crowd a healthy diet of beats and bars.
                                                                                                                                                    time it took one step forward. And he
                                                                           Where: Gulf Shores, Ala.
                                                                                                                                                    drives the book home with a powerful
                                                                           When: May 20-22
                                                                                                                                                    recount ing of t he emot ion t hat was
                                                                           Headliners: Paul Simon, Cee-Lo Green, Widespread Panic,
                                                                                                                                                    Omaha, Neb.
                                                                           Foo Fighters, The Avett Brothers
                                                                                                                                                       He shows how this team of goofballs
                                                                           Tickets: $174 for a three-day festival pass
                                                                                                                                                    sh a red de ep b ond s a nd brou ght a
                                                                           Accommodations: Gulf Shores area hotels, booked at varying
                                                                                                                                                    strik ing sense of humor even to the
                                                                           expense
                                                                                                                                                    tensest situations.
                                                                           Vibe: Hangout’s early event dates both help and hinder the
                                                                                                                                                       You feel compelled to like this team,
                                                                           festival. Because it takes place before Memorial Day weekend,
                                                                                                                                                    to want to learn more about them, and
                                                                           there may be less people who have fully transitioned into
                                                                                                                                                    see how their personal relationships
                                                                           summer and vacationing mode by the time the music world
                                                                                                                                                    made the season possible.
                                                                           descends on Gulf Shores. On the contrary, the early dates
                                                                                                                                                       B u t t h e r e ’s a s e c o n d s t o r y l i n e
                                                                           and relatively cheap three-day pass will attract people
                                                                                                                                                    that is even more captivating — the
                                              Courtesy of seatlemet.com    deterred by the timing and higher prices of Bonnaroo and
                                                                                                                                                    relat ionsh ip bet ween t he team a nd
Sasquatch                                                                  Sasquatch. Hangout features a large amount of artist overlap
                                                                                                                                                    7-year-old Bayler Teal , a joyful South
                                                                           with other festivals, with acts like the Foo Fighters and
                                                                                                                                                    Carolina native dying from terminal
Where: The Gorge Amphitheatre — George, Wash.                              Widespread Panic also headlining other festivals, but its
                                                                                                                                                    cancer.
When: May 27-30                                                            unique inclusions of Paul Simon and Cee-Lo Green make
                                                                                                                                                       Teal is no average child. This boy
Tickets: Sold out. Tickets are currently for sale on stubhub.com for       this festival an attractive ticket. The beach setting makes
                                                                                                                                                    has dreams, an incredible faith in God,
as low as $355.55 for a four-day festival pass.                            Hangout a great event for people looking to have a full
                                                                                                                                                    a sha r p w it a nd a power f u l way of
Headliners: Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco, Modest               blown summer experience a little earlier than most.
                                                                                                                                                    interacting with others.
Mouse, The Flaming Lips
                                                                                                                                                       Could he have been a president? A
Vibe: Offering the most unique venue of any summer music
                                                                                                                                                    preacher? A powerf ul businessman?
festival, Sasquatch takes up residency in a carved out hillside
along the Columbia River. The meat of the festival’s lineup lies
                                                                                    For more festival reviews,                                      Could he have been anything other than
in the alternative and indie rock veins, featuring powerhouses of                   go to The Mix section at                                        a beautiful kid dying of cancer?
                                                                                                                                                       Through lots of painful interviews
the genre like Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Wilco and
the Flaming Lips. Artists Major Lazer, Skrillex, Chromeo and                        DailyGamecock.com/mix.                                          and obser vations, Haney shows how
                                                                                                                                                    Teal handled this incredible struggle
MSTRKRFT give the 10th anniversary of Sasquatch a leg up on
                                                                                                                                                    with grace.
the other festivals in the electronic music department.
                                                                                                                                                       Tea l t h rew out t he f i rst pitch at
                                                                                                                                                    Carolina Stadium for a game. He joked
                                                                                                                                                    with members of the team in his hospital

‘Comedy of Errors’ mixes masterpieces                                                                                                               room. He belted out powerful gospel
                                                                                                                                                    lyrics in church.
                                                                                                                                                       And he died during the College World
                                                                                                                                                    Series, leav ing his family to mourn
    Satirical play features                     graduate students Don Russell and Jessi          the $1,000 he owes Solinus, the Duke
                                                                                                                                                    and celebrate with a team that both
    modern, original music                      Noel, give birth to a set of twin boys,
                                                both of whom they name Antipholus,
                                                                                                 of Ephesus, played by first-year theatre
                                                                                                 graduate student Andy Hernandez, we
                                                                                                                                                    celebrated and mourned itself.
                                                                                                                                                       As someone who loves baseball, the
                                                they purchase another set (both named            find the set of twins confusing an entire
  Mikelle Street                                                                                                                                    Gamecocks and emotionally powerful
  MIX@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM
                                                Dromio) from a destitute couple to keep          town. They pop up one after the other,
                                                                                                                                                    writing, I hesitated to review this book.
                                                as servants.                                     being reprimanded and exalted for the
                                                                                                                                                    And when I eventually chose to do so, I
   USC’s Department of Theatre and                 The family is split in half, a spouse         actions or perceived inaction of their
                                                                                                                                                    asked two of my friends who don’t have
Dance opened a production of director           and one of each of the sets of twins, in a       counterparts.
                                                                                                                                                    a particular affi nity for baseball or the
Robert Richmond’s version of William            shipwreck. The production begins years             The production also included a nice
                                                                                                                                                    Gamecocks to read it as well.
Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors”            later in the city of Ephesus — the both          mix of musical works t hat included
                                                                                                                                                       They were just as impressed as I was.
Sunday.                                         sets of twins unaware of their kin. As           contemporary music, like a rendition
                                                                                                                                                       Best sel l i ng book s a re i mpressive
   Featuring a mashup of Shakespeare’s          Egeon fumbles about, seeking to pay
                                                                                                                COMEDY ● 8                          for t heir st ylist ic writ ing, beaut if ul
sophisticated diction and a comic appeal
                                                                                                                                                    stor yl i nes a nd complex , emot iona l
inspired by Belgian cartoonist Herge, the
                                                                                                                                                    c h a r a c t e r s . H a ne y w a s g i v e n t he
performance runs about two hours and is
                                                                                                                                                    beaut if u l stor yl i ne a nd lovable
filled with energy and exaggeration.
                                                                                                                                                    characters. He added stylistic writing
   “The idea was that all of our movements
                                                                                                                                                    and hundreds of hours of reporting to
had to be exaggerated, because it was like
                                                                                                                                                    craft a brilliant, historic novel.
at any moment we could be frozen and
                                                                                                                                                       His book ends simply: “I thank Bayler
a black line could be drawn around us,”
                                                                                                                                                    too, for living seven and a half big, brave
said first-year acting graduate student
                                                                                                                                                    and bold years. Your legacy will outshine
Catherine Friesen.
                                                                                                                                                    most everyone I know. I look forward to
   Friesen plays Adriana, the wife of
                                                                                                                                                    meeting you one day. I am glad to know
Antipholus of Ephesus, in the production,
                                                                                                                                                    you are not in pain anymore. I hope
one of the twins which the production
                                                                                                                                                    there is baseball in Heaven.”
revolves around.
   The plot can best be described by
the play’s name — indeed a “comedy of
errors.”                                                                                                             Courtesy of Michael Brown
   A f ter a husband and wife, Egeon                                                                                                                Comments on this story?
                                                USC’s Department of Theatre and Dance is putting on a modernized version of “The Comedy             Visit dailygamecock.com/mix
and Emilia, played by first-year theatre        of Errors.” The show runs until Saturday, closing with a double showing at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
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                                                                                                                                                               COMEDY ● Continued from 7

‘L’Illusioniste’ mystifies audiences                                                                                                                           of “Buttons” by the Pussycat
                                                                                                                                                              Dolls at the end, as well as a few
                                                                                                                                                              original scores. The collection
  Chomet draws out emotion                                                                                                                                    of varying tunes attempts to
    in modern silent film                                                                                                                                      take the daunting Shakespeare
                                                                                                                                                              association away from the work.
  Neal Hughes                                                                                                                                                     “It was all about taking this
  NHUGHES@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM                                                                                                                                   thing that’s normally presented
                                                                                                                                                              very formally and presenting it
“L’Illusioniste”                                                                                                                                              in a new, refreshing light,” said
                                                                                                                                                              Kevin Bush, the marketing and
NOW AT NICKELODEON                                                                                                                                            development coordinator for
                                                                                                                                                              the Department of Theatre and
Director: Sylvain Chomet                                                                                                                                      Dance.
Starring: Jean-Claude Donda,                                                                                                                                      Wa rd robe a lso played a
                                                                                                                                                              big part in the play, as each
Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil                                                                                                                                 character’s look was almost
Rating: PG for thematic elements                                                                                                                              monochromatic. Second-year
and smoking                                                                                                                                                   c o s t u me de s ig n g r ad u at e
                                                                                                                                                              student Amy Thomson said that
                                                                                                                                                              the production had been in talks
   “L’Illusioniste’s” fi rst act can be likened                                                                                                                since January, and that because
to the experience of having a puppy lick                                                                                                                      of the cartoonish nature of the
your hand — it is undeniably endearing and                                                                                                                    show, she strived to make the
commands your attention unlike anything                                                                                                                       wardrobe color-driven. Each
else.                                                                                                                                                         character’s wardrobe color
   “L’Illusioniste” is a modern silent fi lm,                                                                                                                  palette was set to correspond
completely devoid of dialogue (excluding                                                                                                                      with their personality.
a few unintelligible grunts). The fi lm was                                                                                                                        First-year theatre graduate
written by French mime Jacques Tati, who                                                                                                                      s t u d e n t Yv o n n e S e n a t ’s
is known for films such as “Mon Oncle”                                                                                        Courtesy of allmoviephoto.com   wardrobe was driven by the
(1958), and was adapted f rom Sylvain            Jean-Claude Donda and Eilidh Rankin star as the illusionist and Alice, respectively, in “L’Illusioniste.”    color red. A color with an innate
Chomet’s “Triplett’s of Belville.” The fi lm                                                                                                                   bit of sass, lust and boldness, it
                                                 a young girl named Alice who is enamored              viewer’s undivided attention to catch the
is said to be a letter to Tati’s estranged                                                                                                                    matched very well with Senat’s
                                                 by t h is t a l l ma n who c a n seem i ngly          body language and the inferred symbols
daughter.                                                                                                                                                     courtesan character.
                                                 perform miracles. After the illusionist has           displayed throughout fi lm. “L’illusioniste”
   Those who have seen “Triplett’s of                                                                                                                             Senat, who prepared for
                                                 performed, he leaves for Edinburgh, but not           does have some ambiguous aspects that the
Belv ille” w ill immediately not ice t he                                                                                                                     about five weeks prior to the
                                                 before capturing Alice’s heart —she stows             viewer is supposed to pick up on, but will
directorial stylings of Chomet, and will be                                                                                                                   production’s opening, said she
                                                 away on his boat to follow what she believes          likely leave some confused and scrambling
able to draw many comparisons between the                                                                                                                     tried not to be sexy by being
                                                 is a man with magical powers.                         to catch up.
two fi lms. However, while the beginning                                                                                                                       ridiculous.
                                                    A fter discovering her intrusion, the                 Even without dialogue, the tangibility
of the f ilms may seem ver y similar in                                                                                                                           “I really appreciated t he
                                                 illusionist allows her to tag along, because          of the illusionist’s and the girl’s pain can at
pacing and tone, “L’illusioniste” acquires                                                                                                                    atmosphere that Robert set for
                                                 it provides him company and someone                   times be overwhelming, showing that words
a melancholy air and becomes its own film.                                                                                                                     us,” Senat said. “He wanted it
                                                 who still has the tepid innocence required            are not needed to effectively communicate
   The film follows an unnamed illusionist                                                                                                                     to be funny, so that was freeing
                                                 for magic tricks. As the film progresses,             emotion. The silence aspect plays in its
as he performs to almost-empty theaters                                                                                                                       for me.”
                                                 “L’Illusioniste” shows both characters                favor, making the fi lm much more subtle
and apathetic audiences. Realizing that                                                                                                                           The cast of the production
                                                 beginning to face the impending reality               and giving it a more poetic feel.
work is coming infrequently at best, the                                                                                                                      will be answering questions
                                                 t hat is confront ing t hem, creat ing an                Though it’s a solid fi lm, “L’illusioniste”
illusionist constantly travels to perform.                                                                                                                    from the audience tonight after
                                                 ending that is piercingly realistic, and a            is certainly not for everyone. Many will
After impressing a very inebriated Scottish                                                                                                                   the show.
                                                 demonstration that “coming of age” stories            find its message too gloomy and the pacing
man at a wedding, the illusionist is invited                                                                                                                      “The Comedy of Errors” will
                                                 can happen to anyone.                                 of the fi lm very sluggish. However, if you
to a tiny village in Scotland to perform in a                                                                                                                 run until Saturday, when there
                                                    K nowing that this film was meant to               enjoyed “Triplett’s of Belville” and want
bar to celebrate its acquiring of electricity.                                                                                                                will be a double showing at 7
                                                 reach out to someone, makes “L’illusioniste”          to see another quality Chomet creation,
The illusionist is greeted with applause and                                                                                                                  p.m. and 11 p.m. — the 11 p.m.
                                                 is a much more poignant and meaningful                (though certainly not in the same league as
awe, showing the stark contrast between a                                                                                                                     showing offered at half-price
                                                 drama. Without that knowledge, the fi lm               “Triplett’s”) then “L’illusioniste” is certainly
modern society and a less-developed one,                                                                                                                      admission.
                                                 would be a depressing work of art that is             worth your time.
in regards to entertainment, and further
                                                 pretty to look at, but lacks a purpose.
cementing the theme that “magic” and the
                                                    The silent aspect of the fi lm makes it at          Comments on this story?                                Comments on this story?
aging magician are past their prime.
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expansion. Your creativity       Be calm and supportive,                  cha nges for t he bet ter.
brings new income. Find          no matter what. Your true                Follow your dreams and                                                                         EAST NORTH, PRAY FOR TRIANGLE
time away from work to           soul mates are the ones                  share them with others.                                                                        ZERO, WIZARD OF OZ.
paint a picture or bake a        who hold you to you r                    Don’t b e a f r a id i f you                                                                   7 p.m., $5 over 21 / $8
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your own education.              you’re getting itchy feet.               that have been hanging.
  G E M I N I Spend                 L I BR A Romance                         AQUARIUS Make
time outdoors with family
and young people. They
                                 soars if you’re prepared (or
                                 if you’re willing to accept
                                                                          sure what you build is solid.
                                                                          There’s a light at the end
                                                                                                                                          CALENDAR
want your attention so play      it, even when unprepared).               of the tunnel for a special         WHAT: My Carolina            WHAT: Carolina Core             WHAT: Sound Check
toget her. Bring ing t hat       Money seems to grow on                   relationship. Invite some           T-Shirt Day                  Forum                           Spring Concert
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arena spark s somet hing         next four weeks.                         together.
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workload for the next two        bargains before getting a                room for lots of points of          Student Affairs Hip Hop      WHAT: Cockappella               WHAT: USC College
days brings gold.                big-ticket item.                         view, and gain consensus.           Wednesday                    Concert                         Republicans Meeting with
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                                                                                                              7 Hourly wage, e.g.
                                                                                                              15 Refuses to
                                                                                                              16 Astronomy
                                                                                                              measurements
                                                                                                              17 Engrave
                                                                                                              18 Sea cows
                                                                                                              19 Brief needlework?
                                                                                                              20 Megan’s “Will &
                                                                                                              Grace” role
                                                                                                              21 Label for some
                                                                                                              Glenn Frey hits
                                                                                                              22 Physicist with a law
                                                                                                              23 Acting teacher
                                                                                                              Hagen
                                                                            Liz Howell / THE DAILY GAMECOCK   25 “It __ far, far better
A cardboard dinosaur showed up outside The Daily Gamecock newsroom Tuesday afternoon,                         thing ...”: Dickens
completely covered in past editions of the newspaper hot-glued to the raptor’s body. A dooming                26 Wages
note, warning the end of print journalism, was attached to The Gamecock’s adopted mascot.                     27 Get
                                                                                                              28 Noodles, say
                                                                                                              30 The Simpsons, e.g.                                    Solution 04/19/11
                                                                                                                                           4 Platoon,
                                                                                                              32 Wedding dance
                                                                                            04/20/11                                       for one
                                                                                                              34 Fabled mattress lump
                                                                                                                                           5 Anybody’s
                                                                                                              35 Mal de __
                                                                                                                                           guess
                                                                                                              36 One of six in this
                                                                                                                                           6 Chateau __
                     Columbia Charlotte Shuttle                                                               puzzle
                                                                                                                                           Michelle
      Hey nts!     The Charlotte Airport Just Got Closer                                                      42 Some tech sch. grads
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                                                                                                                                           8 Hank who
                                                                                                                                           voices
                                                                                                              48 Pole symbol
                                                                                                                                           many
                                                                                                              50 Wall St. exec’s degree
                                                                                                                                           30-Across
                                                                                                              51 Collar
                                                                                                                                           9 Cosecant
                                                                                                              52 “Aladdin” monkey
                                                                                                                                           reciprocals
                                                                                                              54 Frat letter
                                                                                                                                           10 Arises                       be in the Big Ten
                                                                                                              55 Food scrap
                                                                                                                                           11 Groove                       41 No-see-um, say
                                                                                                              56 Geneva-based
                                                                                                                                           12 At the original              45 Hard-to-see shooter
                                                                                                              workers’ gp.
                                                                                                                                           speed, in music                 46 “Thy Neighbor’s
                                                                                                              57 Babe and Baby
                                                                                                                                           13 Jail, in slang               Wife” author
                                                                                                              59 Gijón goose egg
                                                                                                                                           14 Tests that are               47 WWII torpedo
                                                                                                              61 Orchard grower
                                                                     Solution from 04/19/11                                                hard to guess on                launchers
                                                                                                              63 An iamb’s second half
                                                                                                                                           20 Deejay Casey                 48 Some learners
                                                                                                              gets it
                                                                                                                                           22 Dept. of Labor agency        49 It’s beneath the crust
                                                                                                              65 Noteworthy
                                                                                                                                           24 Spanish appetizers           53 Siam neighbor
                                                                                                              66 Mount McKinley’s
                                                                                                                                           29 Speed: Pref.                 58 Actress Lamarr
                                                                                                              home
                                                                                                                                           31 Meeting time qualifier        60 Sweater style
                                                                                                              67 Relax
                                                                                                                                           33 One-time Time critic         named for Irish islands
                                                                                                              68 Word with health or
                                                                                                                                           James                           62 Like some mil.
                                                                                                              illness
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                                                                                                                                           37 Comeback                     63 Yosemite __
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                                                                                                                                           38 Solemn acts                  64 ESPN reporter
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                                                                                                                                           39 Bold                         Paolantonio
                                                                                                              2 Temple of the gods
                                                                                                                                           40 Big 12 school soon to
                                                                                                              3 Being filmed
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Gamecocks power past Charleston
 Carolina downs                   Charleston jumped out
                               to an early lead behind an
                                                                       proceeded to get two outs
                                                                       before being relieved by
 Cougars despite               RBI double from catcher                 lefty Bryan Harper. Harper
   shaky start                 Rob Kral in the top of the              went on to work 2.1 innings,
                               first. Carolina was quick to             allowing no hits and no runs
                               counter, however, adding                while striking out three en
                               three runs in the second                route to earning his first win
  Brett Bozzelli               behind RBI singles from                 of the season.
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                               outfielders Robert Beary                   C a r o l i n a’s o f f e n s e
                               and Jackie Bradley Jr.                  continued to be productive
  Coming off a huge series        In the second, however,              in the fourth. With two
victor y over then-No. 1       lef t-hander Tyler Webb                 outs and runners at first and
Vanderbilt, South Carolina     allowed the Cougars to stay             second, second baseman
entered Tuesday’s matchup      close, giving up a solo home            Scott Wingo — who went
with College of Charleston     run to outfielder Daniel                1-3 on the night with a pair
looking to avoid a hangover.   Aldrich. After continuing               of walks — slapped a single
Despite a shak y start, it     to struggle, the sophomore              into right f ield, scoring
managed to do so.              was removed from the game               outfielder Evan Marzilli
  W hile the Gamecocks         in favor of right-handed                from second and allowing
didn’t match the run total     reliever Jose Mata.                     Beary to advance to third.
they put up in last month’s       The Cougars managed to                  The Cougars threatened
contest, they managed to       score one more run in the               again in the sixth, but lefty
                                                                                                                                                                         Chelsea Director/ THE DAILY GAMECOCK
score enough, topping the      inning to tie the score 3-3,            Steven Neff managed to
Cougars on the road 8-3.       but Mata settled down and               work out of a bases-loaded           Left-hander Bryan Harper worked 2.1 innings, allowed no hits and struck out three en route
                                                                                                            to earning his first victory of the season in the Gamecocks’ 8-3 win at College of Charleston.

                      GAMECOCKS VS. COUGARS                                                                 jam by striking out Kral        baseman Christian Walker         highest scoring performance
                                                                                                            and getting third baseman       interfered with the play,        since an 18-run total against
 Score:                        RBI Leaders:                        Strikeout Leaders:                       Matt Leeds to ground into a     assistant coach Matt Heath       USC Upstate t wo weeks
 South Carolina 8 10 2         USC: Robert Beary, Peter            USC: Bryan Harper and                    fielder’s choice, maintaining    proceeded to bump chests         ago.
 College of Charleston 3 7 0   Mooney a nd Adr ia n                Steven Neff (3)                          the 4-3 lead.                   with an umpire, resulting in        B e a r y, M o o n e y a n d
                               Morales (2)                         CofC: Dre Watts (4)                         The Gamecocks                an ejection. Heath didn’t go     Morales f in ished t he
 Win: Bryan Harper (1-0)       Cof C: Dan iel A ldrich,                                                     ultimately put the Cougars      quietly, however, and had to     night with two RBIs, and
 Loss: Jake Zokan (0-1)        Jamie Holler and Rob                Star of the Game: Beary                  away in a strange seventh       be restrained by police after    Carolina’s bullpen combined
                               Kral (1)                            The sen ior out f ielder                 inning, wit h a t wo-R BI       throwing an object onto the      to allow just three hits and
 Records:                                                          sparked a t h ree-r u n                  single from Adrian Morales      field.                            no runs in eight innings of
 USC: 29-7                     Home Runs:                          second i n n i ng w it h a               t hat d rew i re f rom t he        Carolina went on to score     work.
 CofC: 23-15                   USC: None                           t wo-R BI single to left                 Cougars’ dugout.                two more in the seventh
                               CofC: Aldrich (1)                   field and added another                     After Charleston coach       on a two-RBI double from         Comments on this story?
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                                                                          NC State overcomes deficit,
                                                                          defeats Gamecocks at home
                                                                                                                        outfielder Hannah Milks . After             and catcher A lyssa A llbritten ,
                                                                              South Carolina loses                      leading off with single, Milks             t he n m a n a g e d t o hold USC
                                                                             lead, falls to Wolfpack                    stole second, t hen ad va nced             scoreless the next two innings to
                                                                                  in Columbia                           to third on a muffed throw on              secure the win.
                                                                                                                        the play. First baseman Molly                 NCSU (21-20, 3-10) freshman
                                                                                                                        Brossart followed with a walk,             Kayla Cox picked up the win,
                                                                                                                        and pinch-runner Kylie Morin               pitching a complete game while
                                                                              Ryan Velasquez
                                                                              RVELASQUEZ@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM              added a steal of her own, putting          allowing t wo r uns over seven
                                                                                                                        two runners in scoring position            i n n i ng s a nd st r i k i ng out si x
                                                                                                                        for outfielder Kaitlin Westfall.            batters.
                                                                                                                           O n a 2-1 p i t c h , We s t f a l l       Right-hander Ashley Chastain
                                                                             Returning home for the first
                                                                                                                        managed to lay down a successful           started at pitcher for Carolina
                                                                          t ime i n fou r games, Sout h
                                                                                                                        bunt, scoring Milks and pushing            ( 23 -21, 5 -14) , w o r k i n g f i v e
                                                                          Carolina looked to be in position
                                                                                                                        Morin over to third. Two batters           innings while allowing two runs
                                                                          to earn its fifth win in the last six
                                                                                                                        later, designated player Laura             and striking out a pair. Fellow
                                                                          games.
                                                                                                                        Mendes slapped a base hit into             righty April Borchardt took over
                                                                             North Carolina State managed
                                                                                                                        left, scoring Morin to give the            in the sixth, giving up the two
                                                                          to pu sh t hose hopes aside,
                                                                                                                        Gamecocks their fi rst lead of the          late runs en route to earning the
                                                                          however, battling back behind a
                                                                                                                        game.                                      loss.
                                                                          late rally to top the Gamecocks
                                                                                                                           That lead proved to be short-              Carolina will look to return
                                                                          4-2 Tuesday evening.
                                                                                                                        lived, however, as N.C. State              to the winning side tonight in a
                                                                             The Wolfpack jumped ahead
                                                                                                                        wasted no time tying it up. With           home matchup with Charlotte.
                                                                          f irst, tak ing a 1- 0 lead in t he
                                                                                                                        a runner at third and two outs,            The contest will be the second of
                                                                          t hird on a t hrow ing error by
                                                                                                                        third baseman Bridget Desbois              an eight-game homestand.
                                                                          USC catcher P.J. Fulmer, but the
                                                                                                                        pushed an RBI single to right,
                                                                          Gamecocks didn’t wait long to
                                                                                                                        knotting the score at 2-2.
                                Elissa Visotski / THE DAILY GAMECOCK      counter, rallying for two runs in
                                                                                                                           One inning later, the Wolfpack
                                                                          the bottom of the fourth to gain
South Carolina’s 4-2 loss to North Carolina State marked                                                                put it away for good with back-
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