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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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.
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US drug war
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR fails to make
EDITORIAL BOARD Should USC honor Rev. Wright? real change
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
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
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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“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a
wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
— William Shakespeare
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011 PAGE 7
Cam Powell Post and Courier reporter recounts
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
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
national championship team.
Accommodations: San Francisco area hotels, booked at varying
But this is a compelling, emotionally
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.”
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?
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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
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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.
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
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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
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
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
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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