UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 VOL. 107, NO. 29 ● SINCE 1908
USC CONSIDERS ASSIGNING ALL SEATS
University: Student section
problems require overhaul
USC will consider an assigned seating system
for its student section in 2012 after dozens of
issues during the ﬁrst two home games.
Under the new proposal, TicketReturn —
USC’s online lottery system for student tickets
— will still exist for deciding who receives
tickets for each game.
But students who win tickets will claim
assigned seats at a yet to be determined location,
said Jerry Brewer, USC’s associate vice president
for student affairs. Students who arrive together
to pick up tickets can sit together, Brewer said.
With an assigned seating plan, ofﬁcials could
better control who was in the student section
and monitor issues that arise, Brewer said. He
said no changes will come this year, and other
administrators and law enforcement personnel
will have input before ﬁnal decisions are made
for the 2012 season.
“I don’t see how we can continue doing things
this way,” Brewer said. “It’s just not working.”
But several students interviewed about the Spencer Scott/ THE DAILY GAMECOCK
USC’s Division of Law Enforcement and Safety escorted 196 students out of the stadium Saturday for not having wristbands.
SEATING ● 2
1954 1958 1967 1976 Anti-alcohol
West Wing, housing
and student life
Seating between theatre
and ballroom, third floor efforts show
departments added meeting rooms added
UNION HASN’T UPSIZED IN 35 YEARS On-campus incidents
OFFICIALS: RUSSELL HOUSE NEEDS IMPROVEMENT students rise in 2011
While USC’s director
of St ude nt C o nd u c t
says the suspension of
earlier this semester and
other drastic attempts to
sober up the university’s
alcoholic culture have
been succe s sf u l, t he
changes may be ﬂeeting
and the future situation
Alisa Cooney, director
of St udent Conduc t ,
reported that her office
has seen a slight decrease
in the number of alcohol-
related offenses this year
in spite of the increased
size of t he f resh ma n
class — a change she
attributed partly to the
suspension of fraternity
rush this year. Student
Conduc t saw ha lf a s
many incidents after rush
was halted than it did
during that period last
year, she said.
Brian Almond / THE DAILY GAMECOCK That change may be
Students cram the second ﬂoor of the Russell House during lunchtime. Many complain about a lack of space to eat and meet with organizations. short-lived, however,
as preliminary CORE
Many other SEC schools renovat ion pro ce s s r ight now. T he the Russell House is comparable to the s u r ve y d at a for t h i s
have recently added Universit y of Kentuck y and A labama university’s SEC counterparts. Auburn year has held most ly
both have plans that are in the works with University’s student union has 185,000 constant w it h results
space, built new buildings specific funding sources identified for s q u a r e f e e t a nd t he Un i v e r s it y of f rom 20 09 a nd 2010,
Jake FitzGerald signiﬁcant renovations to infrastructure, Tennessee’s student union has 210,000 s a id M ag g ie L eit c h ,
NEWS@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM s a id R u s s e l l Ho u s e D i r e c t o r K i m square feet. coordinator for substance
McMahon. But both schools have smaller student abuse prevent ion and
In the past 35 years, the Russell House “We are in the bottom quarter in terms bodies. education.
has remained the exact same size. of progress,” McMahon said. A long w it h compla i nt s about t he What has changed is
During that time, almost every SEC Mark Roza nsk i, assista nt director R u s s el l Hou s e’s s p ac e l i m it at io n s , the number of incidents
school has added square footage to its of Universit y Center at U T, said his Mc Mahon cites t he lack of meet ing requiring EMT
university union, built a new facility or universit y is planning to spend $160 rooms and their inability to accommodate response, which Cooney
completed signiﬁcant renovations. million on its new, 300,000 square foot enough students. said has increased
LSU opened its new building this past student union. The largest meet i ng room, wh ich dramat ically. Cooney
spring after a ﬁve-year construction and “It’s a little chaotic right now because excludes the ballroom and theatre, ﬁts 70 also remarked that she
renovation project. The Universit y of they’re still doing the sur veying and people. So if an organization with more was thankful for students
Georgia doubled the size of its union things like that, but if everything goes than 70 people needs a meeting space, a nd ot hers who have
in 2009, and Mississippi State opened online and gets started, hopefully it will it’s forced to use academic buildings. alerted aut horit ies of
a new union in 2008. The Universit y open in the fall of 2016,” Rozanski said. There are only nine rooms in academic students in harm’s way.
of Tennessee is in an expansion and At 225,000 square feet, t he size of RUSSELL ● 4
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New website welcomes only USC’s ‘elites’
is wrong for rejecting so many
Social network c ol le g e s t u d e nt s b e c au s e
requires members thousands will be rejected,”
to be voted in Kachur said. “That’s a fact, but
that’s the price you have to pay
Ryan Quinn to put the most fun people in
RQUINN@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM one place.”
K achur st ressed t hat his
You may have already gotten site is about much more than
one of t he pin k envelopes physical attractiveness.
containing your invite, your “I don’t care about bringing
identification number and the in the most beautiful people,
tagline “10,000 USC students that’s lame bro, that’s not fun,”
will never get in.” Kachur said. “ ... Attractive or
If you haven’t, don’t worry, not, let’s say some crazy guy
you’ll have a shot soon — but who is an awesome chess player,
you better hope you’re cool bring him in man!”
enough. The founder said the site is
The invites are for a new much different than current
social network called EliteVille, c ol leg e net work i ng k i ng,
set to launch on Oct. 1 at 40 Facebook , wh ich sim ilarly
campuses in the eastern U.S., began as an exclusive social
including USC, Clemson, the network for Harvard University
University of Georgia and the Website capture courtesy of EliteVille
University of Maryland. “Facebook to me is like an old
EliteVile, a new social network founded by a USC graduate student, will launch on Oct. 1 on 40
E l it eV i l le a nd it s C EO Nokia phone — everyone has it,
campuses. Each EliteVille network only accepts 62 percent of a university’s student body.
Vladimir Kachur, a first-year it’s uncool, the features aren’t
g raduate st udent at USC , interesting and it’s boring,”
create his own. He brought in interesting person out of the the student population at any
make no secret that exclusivity Kachur said. “You can disagree
his sister, Anastasia Kachur, and three. Those who get chosen 10 other university — the site will
is the No. 1 draw for the new with me, but that is a fact, bro.
a Ph.D. student, Shamsulhaq times in the random popularity start kicking out the least-active
website. Not only is the USC EliteVille is an iPhone — it’s
“Shams” Syed, to help. contest will be let in. New members to make way for new
EliteVille only open to USC fun, not everyone will have it, it
K achur, who speaks in a members will be able to see the applicants.
students, it’s only open to the has cool features, it’s innovative
distinctly collegiate dialect, said 10 people who voted them in. EliteVille’s buzz has already
most interesting 62 percent. and it’s new.”
he invested close to $20,000 Those who don’t get chosen attracted many comparisons
“I don’t want any old creepers Kachur said Facebook was
of his ow n money to start 12 times will be rejected, and t o B e a u t i f u l Pe o p l e . c o m ,
who are living somewhere else only for keeping up with people
EliteVille, LLC. won’t be able to try again for another site that prides itself on
hanging out here,” Kachur you already knew, whereas on
“I was good at picking stocks a month. In that time, those exclusivity and whose members
said . “The whole key to this EliteVille you could meet new
bro, I’m serious, not a joke,” excluded better hit the gym or vote on new applicants.
is proximity, the people near people without being labeled “a
Kachur said. ﬁnd something to increase their “It sounds degrading,” said
you. The people here aren’t creeper.” He said the site will
Initially, the site will let in “it” factor. If they try and get Em ily Moore, a f irst-year
pedophiles, they are students launch without a proﬁt model,
2,000 USC students without a rejected again, they’ll have to business student . “It would
here, now.” but he left open the possibility
hitch. Those are the lucky ones. wait three months. If they try make people feel bad.”
Kachur began seeking his of an “untraditional” way to
Those who try to sign in after again and fail, Kachur said the K achur dislikes t he
masters of accounting degree at make money off the site in the
that will be placed into groups site might reject them forever. comparisons. He said that his
USC in January. He said there future.
with two other applicants. If EliteVille’s members hit site “isn’t a shallow club.”
was no easy way to meet and
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other students, so he decided to
SEATING ● Continued from 1 masse, calling it “dumb,” coordinating weekday Problems in t he story. No wristbands, no ofﬁcials offer about 9,000
plan blasted it Tuesday “a horrible idea” and the schedu le s to pick up student section escalated entry into the lower bowl. lower bowl tickets and,
afternoon, saying it would “stupidest thing I’ve ever tickets with friends would during the Vanderbilt Eventually, the students accordingly, buy 9,000
create chaos and become heard.” Others said it be nearly impossible. g a me , a s a horde of who earned admittance wristbands. But students
a logistical nightmare. would “ruin games” and But USC officials say students clutching their into the lower bowl were without tickets for the
On social media, students become “a joke.” Some the status quo cannot student tickets f locked told to enter through gate lower gate — and some
criticized the changes en complained about how continue. to Gate 26 just before 18, ascend into the upper non-students who just
kickoff Saturday. deck and sit in assigned sneak into the sections for
Attendants at the gate s e at s . M a n y b e c a me the dynamic atmosphere
said there were no more upset, telling personnel — are given wristbands
wristbands — the key they had a ticket to sit against policy.
component to getting in the lower bowl with O t he r s d o n’t h a v e
past layers of securit y friends. wristbands at all.
into the lower bowl of the “I’ve yet to have anyone By g a me’s e nd ,
student section. explain them to me why USC’s Division of Law
T he g ate was soon people are getting wrist Enforcement and Safety
clo sed, a nd st udent s ticks who aren’t supposed had escorted 196 people
were told to look for to have them,” Brewer out of t he st ad iu m,
wristbands at another said. “It just doesn’t make most for not having a
gate. There were none. sense, but it’s happening.” wristband in the lower
A not her gate, same Brewer said USC bowl of the stadium, said
Capt. Eric Grabski. And
those are just problems in
At the gate, there were
dozens of other conﬂicts
pay less for birth control between attendants and
use your carolina card “ We’ve c re at e d a n
park in a reserved space env i ron ment where
people are just abusive to
visit the campus pharmacy each other,” Brewer said.
thomson student health center Brewer said the current
www.sa.sc.edu/shs 803.777.4890 ticketing system was “as
loose structurally as it
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more demand for student
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buildings that ﬁt more than 100 people.
“So when 20 groups of that size meet the same night, we don’t have the space
to accommodate those students’ needs,” McMahon said.
What has plagued the project: a lack of dedication to do something and funds
to make it happen. McMahon said a renovation or new building could be paid
for with extra student activity fees, a donor’s gift or a commitment of funds
from the university’s central administration.
McMahon wants a long-term study on how to maximize the Russell House
and center of campus, similar to a recent study completed by university housing.
That would allow ofﬁcials to see how USC “can best maximize its space for all
students,” she said.
There hasn’t been a serious plan to add space or build a new Russell House
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since 1976, said Jerry Brewer, USC’s associate vice president for student affairs.
“I don’t think that anyone would argue that we have adequate student union
Students take a swing instead of a swig at Carolina AfterDark. The program,
space,” Brewer said.
held on Friday nights, is part of USC’s efforts to combat alcohol abuse.
McMahon said students must show their desire for a new student union in
order for it to become a serious consideration.
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“That’s very much how the Strom was born,” McMahon said. “It’s because
of long-standing traditions, including
“ I f i r m l y b el ie ve t h at t ho s e students identiﬁed that the Blatt was no longer serving the students’ needs and
combining drinking and sporting
bystanders are the key reason why we the needs of the university community. And students were heavily involved in
events. Many of these traditions are
have not had students with alcohol the momentum of that, in addition to administration.”
passed down from parents to their
overdoses that result in permanent
brain damage or death,” Cooney said. Comments on this story?
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change in a semester,” Edwards said.
Gamecock, Leitch and Anna Edwards,
Alternatives to drinking on campus,
director of student services, noted a
however, appeared relatively sparse.
number of efforts to combat alcohol
A heav y majorit y of Carolina
abuse, including the establishment of
Productions events, especially its
the Carolina Community Coalition,
marquee events — including national
revisions to the University’s alcohol
acts, concerts and the Battle of the
pol icies last December a nd t he
Ba nds — occ u r on week n ight s.
requirement of incoming freshmen to
Though the group screens popular
pass an online AlcoholEdu course.
films on weekend nights, the last
Notable among these efforts is
screening begins at 9 p.m.
their emphasis on encouraging safer
On weekends — generally about
drinking practices, not an outright
one each month — The Office of
crackdown on underage drinking.
Student Life also hosts Carolina After
A lcoholEdu repeatedly teaches
Dark events, including a pancake
users how to avoid and mitigate high-
dinner after the game against Navy
risk drinking situations and how to
and a bowling night next month.
Ofﬁcials from Carolina Productions
Additionally, the stated mission of
a nd Ca rol i n a A f ter Da rk were
the Carolina Community Coalition
unavailable to comment after multiple
is “to create a campus-community
attempts to contact their ofﬁces.
that is less conducive to high-risk
Elsewhere on campus, recreation
behaviors and situations,” according
facilities, such as the Strom Thurmond
to the group’s website.
Wellness and Fitness Center and
“ We def i n it ely c ome f rom a
mentality that if you are going to
drink, it’s your choice,” Leitch said.
the Golden Spur Game Room, close
relatively early on weekend nights.
St rom Thurmond closes at 11
Daughters of the Dust
“We’re going to let you know what the
p.m. on Saturday nights, as opposed Audience members gather to watch “Daughters of the Dust” Tuesday
consequences are, but we want you to
to midnight during the week , and night at McKissick Museum. The museum brought filmaker Julie
do it — if you are going to do it — in a
the Golden Spur closes at 10 p.m. Dash to show and speak about her film as part of a multi-week series
throughout the week, including the called “Movies at McKissick: Screening the South.” The Library of
Part of this evident standstill is the
weekends. Congress has placed the film in the National Film Registry. Dash’s visit
long history and apparent staying
power of t he ca mpus’s c u lt u re, was sponsored by USC’s African American Studies Program and the
because, noted Edwards, USC is an Insitute of African American Research.
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Letter to the
COLIN CAMPBELL SAMANTHA EDWARDS Editor: Column
Managing Editor Asst. Copy Desk Chief
Asst. Viewpoints Editor
Asst. Photo Editor
on Troy Davis
PAULINA OLIVARES JAMES KRATCH There is much more going on
Design Director Sports Editor with the Troy Davis case than
the column “Troy Davis case
Small tweaks could highlights injustice,” will lead
you to believe. There were 34
witnesses, not just nine; Troy
solve gameday woes Davis had shot someone earlier
that day at a pool part y; and
all the eyewitnesses who gave
The student ticketing system is broken, and
testimonies on Davis’ shooting
it doesn’t have to be this way.
of Officer Mark MacPhail were
Fixing this system does not entail taking
away the general admission seating in the
lower tier of USC’s student section. Let us
Politicians fail to address key issues African-American.
T he j u r y w ho or ig i n a l l y
convicted him was made up of
be clear: we are 100 percent against this idea.
Turning to assigned seating does not solve
Re-election concerns should tax at certain rates is way
above my education level.
seven African-Americans and ﬁve
the issue at hand, an inhibit decision making But as a you ng A merica n
“Students When Ofﬁcer MacPhail came
overﬂow in the lower who pays into Social Securit y, I
This week the Senate passed a to the scene he was assisting a
who had bowl of the student
resolution to fund the government
understand that the program needs
homeless vagrant being pistol-
drastic reductions in benefits and a
valid tickets sectioning into t he
for another seven weeks, narrowly
restructuring of payouts in order for
whipped by Davis and another
avoiding a government shutdown for ma n, wh ich is i nd isput able .
were sent section.
the second time this year.
me to see any type of Social Security
Troy Davis was identiﬁed as the
p o nt
to the upper p oTih iys h a st eg o ioadl
The political stalemate that has
So, I have no respect for politicians
shooter, when he stepped over his
deck. That i nt e nt i o n s . U S C put us in this position time and time body and shot him one more time.
who refuse to touch the “third rail
again shows the world what’s wrong The injustice lies with the
is wrong on o f f i c i a l s a r e with the political system here in
of politics” that is Social Security in
organizations who have turned
order to ensure a smooth re-election
many levels.” concerned about and
America. Simply put, every decision
in their district.
a murderer into a martyr so that
a congressman makes in office is a they can push their own special
they should be. I also understand that the rich need
re-election issue. interests and political agendas.
Almost 200 students were escorted out to pay higher taxes, but I will not
Media bloggers Injustice was being done to the
during Saturday’s game, and the maligned buy into the “fair share” statement,
a n d 24 - h o u r n e w s family of Ofﬁcer MacPhail, while
wristband policy didn’t work. Students who had as progressive tax struct ures are
cycles have created an they waited 18 years for Davis’
lower deck tickets to the game couldn’t receive inherently disproportionate.
e nv i r o n me nt w he r e punishment to be carried out, and
wristbands as they were given to students Beneﬁt cuts need to be on the table
even t he smallest had to witness people take to the
who didn’t earn them. Gates were closed, and as well, and although Democrats will
vote can and will be streets to support the murderer of
students who had valid tickets were sent to the raise hell, we can’t spend at these
exploited by the other their father, son and husband.
upper deck. That is wrong on many levels. Kevin current levels unless we want to tax
Burke side of the aisle come Injustice is being done, because
But it will only frustrate more students and people into oblivion.
Fourth-year election season. with the hysteria surrounding
separate friends from sitting together. Sure, In short, everything
ﬁnance student Thus, congressman this case, people have forgotten
students who pick up tickets en masse could needs to be on t he table.
b a l k at t he id e a of the real victim: Ofﬁcer MacPhail,
theoretically sit together. Try coordinating a While election seasons have grown
voting for any bill that opens them to who was doing his job and ended
common pick-up time with everyone you want longer and longer on all levels of
political attacks. With this in mind, up risking his life for a defenseless
to sit with. It will either not happen, or class government, so have the nations debt
how can anyone be surprised that man being threatened by Davis.
attendance will signiﬁcantly drop. issues.
nobody is making the tough decisions The hysteria surrounding this
So cont inue t he lot ter y system w it h Th is has created ma l ig ned
on our sovereign debt crisis? case is no more than a misguided
general admission ticketing, and dole out all priorities for our politicians.
As college students it can be hard attempt to show America that
9,000 lower tier tickets in said lottery. Give We need someone, rather a group
to comprehend what the implications racism is still prevalent.
wristbands, and make every student show both of people, to step up, man up, and
a re on u s i f C ong re s s a nd t he I am not arg uing whet her
the wristband and the printed ticket to enter make these tough choices. As of yet
President don’t solve this issue. racism is or is not prevalent,
the lower tier. I don’t see anyone on either side of
And while I won’t claim to be an but when the media and liberal
For the ﬁnal 2,000 tickets, hand out typical the isle who is willing to make these
expert in the ﬁeld, I know enough to organizations such as Amnesty
hard-copy tickets instead of printable white tough decisions.
say that leaving this issue unresolved, International and the NA ACP
tickets. Do not have a lottery for these seats. Not Obama, not Boenher, not
pushing tough decisions out seven decide to jump on something,
Make them first-come, first-served at the Pelosi, not Reid, not Rand Paul,
weeks at a time, is not the answer we they need to be sure it is credible,
stadium. Then, students who can’t show both nobody.
need. or else it is a waste of time and
a printed ticket and a wristband can’t enter the And until someone does, I can’t
America cannot and will not be a appears to be a frivolous attempt
student section. say I have much hope that we’ll solve
leader moving forward if we do not to make something out of nothing.
If this fails, too, we may have to accept that our debt issues any better than how
solve this debt crisis with poise and
the student section is a colossal mess. We need Greece wants to “solve” their debt
concessions by all Americans. — Christopher Metze,
not accept it now. issues.
What we should cut and who we fourth-year history student
Major sport athletes deserve compensation
up signiﬁcantly when the current deal ends and the Indianapolis they unanimously voted against playing
University takes advantage of free labor population of SEC states goes up by over 40 percent, college athletes. That is wrong.
with college athletic icons which isn’t even taking into account the 14th team that T he ne w c o n f er e nc e s a r e g e a r i n g up f or
will be added. unprecedented paydays. Marcus Lattimore is all over
The President was quick to point out media guides. Alshon Jeffery is gracing the cover of
The money grab known as college conference
to Fox Sports that college athletes won’t Sports Illustrated. The University of South Carolina
realignment has continued into the SEC with the
be paid and Spurrier’s recent comments is being put on the map as a strong football institution
recent addition of Texas A&M. There’s a key issue
in favor of paying athletes “came from a and the lead brand managers of the university are not
being avoided: paying the athletes.
generous place”. being adequately compensated. It’s not fair in the least.
President Harris Pastides answered a financial
The decision did not come from a A piece of this billion-dollar pie must go to the athletes.
question poorly in a recent Daily Gamecock interview.
generous place, it came from a rational Excuses such as amateurism, history, and the
He said about the realignment, “Hopefully in the long
Douglas place. The recent report “The Price of impact on other “small time” sports are invalid. The
term, the expansion of the league into a larger, new Remington Poverty in Big Time College Sport” soccer team can play on the field they have now,
market will mean additional revenue.” Fourth-year put out by t he Drexel Universit y the volleyball team can car pool to Florida, and the
That’s a ludicrous statement. Hopefully, Mr. marketing
Department of Sport Management and women’s basketball team can play anywhere. I don’t
President? There will definitely be extra revenue student
the National College Players Association want to get rid of these sports; I just want to stop them
generated by the SEC and it will be substantial.
made waves when it announced the top from living lavishly off the subsidies of football and
The current nine states in the SEC have around 81
college football and men’s basketball players are worth men’s basketball.
million people. Texas alone has over 25 million people.
six ﬁgures. But of course Pastides points out, “there will be
Dallas and Houston give it two of the top 10 television
I do not claim to have an answer on how every a tennis team that has to go to College Station or a
markets in the U.S. The current contract is worth
financial specific of this situation is going to be volleyball team and we’ll do it” so cash poor athletic
over $2 billion with ESPN. The next contract will go
worked out, but when the SEC presidents convened in teams will continue to live off the money generators.
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“Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you
could be missing out on the joke of the century.”
— Dame Edna Everage
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 6
Festivals brighten Mary Cathryn Armstrong
Columbia culture If you want to live in Columbia, there
are three things you really have to learn
to love: sweltering heat — seriously,
temperatures that can climb into the high
80s in the fall — the Carolina Gamecocks
— as well as whichever team happens to
be facing Clemson — and festivals.
The Greater Columbia Area has always
been known for hosting some of the best
festivals, fairs and live events in the state,
often pulling out all the stops to send both
locals and visitors alike home with full
stomachs, unique souvenirs and lasting
memories. This fall’s lineup is shaping up
to be another excellent season, with an
array of local events that are sure to liven
up the city for many weekends to come.
Saturday, Oct. 1
For all those who can’t seem to get enough strummin’ and pickin’,
there’s no need to look any further than the other side of the Congaree
River to Cayce, where the community holds its annual Bluegrass Festival
each year. Kicking off at 11 a.m., the outdoor festival lasts all day with
plenty of down-home rootsy jams to keep the night rocking. And the best
part? It’s all completely free. Although the event will have several family-
oriented activities (complete with a special area designed just for kids)
the highlight is, of course, the bluegrass, featuring an excellent lineup of
bands from throughout the area. This year’s bill includes the Carolina
Rebels, New Dixie Storm and Steep Canyon Rangers as well as a live
performance by the Capital City Cloggers. For more information visit the
event’s website at www.congareebluegrassfestival.com.
Carolina Green Fair
Saturday, Oct. 22
The South Carolina State Fair is one of Columbia’s most well-
known and well-attended events, but there’s a different kind of fair
brewing here in Columbia — and it’s more deep rooted and less deep
fried. The Green Fair originally began in Charleston, where the event
saw such huge success that exhibitors quickly passed the torch to
Columbia. But unlike the S.C. State Fair, the word of the day for this
festival will be sustainability, keeping the focus on our environmental
impact through a variety of educational activities, live music and
even an eco-carnival. Adding to the event will be numerous vendors
from throughout South Carolina, doling out homegrown foods,
handcrafted artwork and other eco-friendly deals. The Carolina
Green Fair begins at noon in Finlay Park.
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Saturday, Oct. 22
Above: Stiltwalking entertainer Lanky Lou grabs attention at the South Carolina State Fair. Everyone knows what October’s really for: drinking beer out of boots
and downing wiener schnitzel by the pound at Oktoberfest.
South Carolina State Fair This year head out to Lexington for the city’s ﬁrst annual Oktoberfest
event, where the event is packed with brews, eats and activities — all at
free admission. Lexington, a county steeped in German heritage, will
Oct. 12 – Oct. 23 get things started at noon and continue with sister-event Rocktoberfest,
a live music event that will rock on until later in the night.
These days, if you’ve been to the State Fair and you haven’t tried a deep-fried Snickers or a
Oktoberfest will feature a German Village from noon to ﬁve with
donut hamburger, you really haven’t lived. Every year, the fair draws in thousands of local and
vendors, unique crafts and children’s activities, as well as an “Oompah”
out-of-state visitors to hundreds of vendors dishing out everything from fresh lemonade and
tent to house all the festival’s food, including authentic German
funnel cakes to chicken wings and candy apples. And when visitors aren’t getting their hands
cuisine, ales and original German tunes until 10 p.m.
on some of the fair’s ﬁnest foods, there are games and classic fair rides like ferris wheels, gravity
spinners and fun houses to keep everyone occupied. This year’s fair also hosts an impressive
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Michael Ian Black gives risque stand-up act in Russell House
Comedian earns laughs with ‘toilet pointed a ﬁnger right back at himself.
humor’ on ‘Black is White’ tour Fundamental to his comedic style, you see, is his
self-aware, overstated and fairly puerile storytelling; all
the stories he shared Tuesday ﬁt that bill to a tee and
Thad Moore recounted his own experiences.
Appropriately, Black jumped in with what can only be
About 600 students packed the Russell House described as straight-up toilet humor.
Ballroom to see Michael Ian Black’s stand-up Tuesday After first considering how “seven times out of
evening. And where was the performer to be found? 10, when I go into a public restroom stall to take a
Well, as Black said on his Twitter account shortly poo, there’s already a poo in the toilet,” Black had an
before the show: “To all the people waiting for me to admission: his jokes were somewhat hypocritical.
perform at USC, I am currently backstage masturbating In a “fancy hotel,” he recalled, “I ﬂushed the toilet,
to your proﬁle pics.” and the water rose, and we’ve all had that experience,
Perhaps not, but that was far from the last joke of the where the water goes up instead of down, and your
night about the university, South Carolina, or the South heart kind of seizes.” His embarrassment stopped him
itself — and yes, it was brash and unabashedly low-brow. from calling for a plunger, and — you can see where
“I did not wear my University of South Carolina this is going — later that afternoon, after ditching his
uniform. I don’t have khakis or Polo shirts. Had I predicament, he returned to a tidied room and to the Andrew Askins / THE DAILY GAMECOCK
known, I would have worn it,” he joked early in his act. paralyzing fear that someone had been forced to attend Black acted out his jokes on the Russell House stage.
Shortly thereafter, he remarked on his frustration to his toilet.
with the South and how it isn’t living up to his Of course, Black brought this story to life, moving motion to “making cotton candy up there.”
expectations — by not living up to its stereotypes. about the stage and pantomiming his actions and By the end of the night, he had likewise whipped his
“It is those stereotypes that allow me to feel superior reactions throughout this story and others. audience into a frenzy of laughing and clapping, all in
to you. When you don’t live up to them, I look like the He attempted a headstand as a demonstration of appreciation of Black’s hilarious, brash and unabashed
a------. For example, would it kill ya to have a couple of his poor skydiving form; used his microphone as a immaturity.
Klansmen at the airport?” he asked with a mixture of prop representing, at various points in the evening, a
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7 Wednesday, September 28, 2011 The Daily Gamecock
‘Abduction’ ﬂops with bad direction, talentless cast
Tyler Simpson down by both Viktor Kozlow (“Girl
with the Dragon Tattoo’s” Michael
Nyqvist), who leads the group of Russian
“Abduction” terrorists, and CIA operative Frank
Burton (Alfred Molina). His fake parents
NOW IN THEATERS get killed and Nathan is forced to hit the
road with Karen.
Director: John Singleton Nathan also has his own personal
Starring: Taylor Lautner, Alfred Obi-Wan Kenobi helping him along the
way in the form of his psychotherapist
Molina, Lily Collins (Sigourney Weaver).
Rating: PG-13 for violence, The title itself serves as one of the
language, sexual content ﬁlm’s most bafﬂing aspects. Nothing in
the ﬁlm actually gets abducted.
It is difﬁcult to tell which is shoddier
about the ﬁlm: the writing, the acting or
Given h is hu f fed-a nd-pu f fed
shoulders, sculpted abs and martial
Laughably ridiculous dialogue and
arts record, it was only a matter of time
plot holes, such as Nathan telling his
before “Twilight” heartthrob Taylor
shrink that he has been suffering from
Lautner scored his ﬁ rst leading action
severe insomnia and directly mentions
a dream he had the previous night,
Unfortunately for him, that role is in a
contaminate the asinine script. Nathan,
clumsily directed, terribly written, inept
after being depicted as a spoiled, crabby
pseudo thriller, and Lautner’s character
and hard-partying teenager from the
is just as one-dimensional as his fan
beginning, is hard to care for.
base-producing werewolf role.
The absurd lines, like “There’s a bomb
The mov ie beg i ns i n subu rba n
in the oven” and “You’ll be responsible
Pennsylvania, where Nathan Harper
for the death of every one of your friends
(Lautner) lives the high school life with
on Facebook,” are so laughable that it
his mother (Maria Bello) and father
makes it impossible to ﬁnd the positives
(“Harry Potter’s” Jason Isaacs).
in the ﬁlm, if there are any.
Nathan is portrayed as having anger
The storyline is completely lacking.
issues and “feels like a stranger in his
The coincidences toward the start of
own life.” His mother chooses probation
the film, which are meant to progress
as a means of punishment and his father
the plot, are confounding — most
often resorts to hand-to-hand sparring.
notably, the discovery of the missing
About five minutes into the film,
persons website during a random class
the audience inevitably sees a shirtless
assignment that coincidentally pairs
Lautner. It probably would have helped
Nathan with his dream girl.
the teen heartthrob if his shirt stayed on,
Lautner’s exceptional martial arts
but why divest his devoted “Team Jacob”
background ser ves him well as he
followers of what they paid to see?
performs his own stunts, but most of
Then again, his acting abilities are so
the action scenes are too ridiculous to be Courtesy of MCT Campus
dubious that it probably wouldn’t have
taken seriously. Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins are the starring couple in the new drama “Abduction.”
mattered either way.
The climactic battle at the Pittsburgh
Nathan has a long-time crush on the
Pirates stadium, along with the other
unbelievably hot girl across the street,
Karen (“The Blind Side’s” Lily Collins).
action segments, falter because Lautner
can’t hold his own in this “Bourne
National Student Exchange
They inadvertently end up working Want to study for a semester at the University of Hawaii
together on a class assignment and come or Queens College in NYC and pay the same as it would
Bottom line: “Abduction” is basically
across a missing persons website which for a semester at USC?
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Gamecocks travel to face Georgia
Volleyball aims to snag ﬁrst conference win Implementing new systems and finding the one change to start and get playing time on the weekend,”
in weekend road match with Bulldogs that gels is an ongoing process for USC and part of Swanson said. “We hope by doing that we make it more
Swanson’s game plan, as seen in Sunday’s matchup competitive in our gym every day, and no one gets
Bradley Schlotter against Kentucky. comfortable with just automatically being a starter.
SPORTS@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM Consistent starters like Paige Wheeler and Hannah They have to earn it each week.”
Despite an 0-3 start to Southeastern Conference Forst were switched out in the third set for redshirt Change may be a good solution for the Gamecocks
play, the South Carolina volleyball team has a chance freshman Cara Howley and sophomore Lindsey Craft. as they are set to face Georgia who has a history of
to bounce right back this weekend. “We kind of look at every practice as a type of winning the past three matches against Carolina.
USC will travel to Georgia Friday and Auburn tryout opportunity for whoever is doing their best, Auburn leads their series against USC as well, taking
Sunday. The two teams are a combined 13-15 overall and performing at the right level is going to have a three of the past four victories.
and 3-5 in SEC play. In 2010, the Gamecocks were swept in three sets in
“It’s all about being focused, and regardless of what three of their four matches against the Bulldogs and
is happening on the other side of the net, we have Tigers. USC averaged 35 kills and a .129 hit percentage
to be focused on what we do,” said USC coach Scott against the two squads.
Swanson . “If it’s noisy, if people are yelling at us, Rather than overcomplicate things in the face of
whatever it is, we can’t let that get to us. There is really recent disappointments, Swanson finds trust in his
no way for us to give them that in practice, so we just team and sticks with the same mantra he came to South
have to be mentally tough about that kind of stuff; take Carolina with and wears on his chest.
care of business.” “We are talking about belief,” Swanson said. “As you
Swanson stresses that despite being just one part can see, I wore my belief shirt. It’s all about us being
of a much bigger team, a coaching change takes a more conﬁdent in what we are doing and taking care of
signiﬁcant amount of time for adjustment. our own side of the court. If we are too worried about
Both Georgia and Auburn are facing the same what the other teams are doing right now, then we are
challenges with new coaches as well, giving USC an worried about the wrong things, because until we can
opening to make a move. get things under control on our side, it doesn’t matter
“I think that [Georgia and Auburn] are in (a) similar that much what the other teams are doing. It goes back
situation in that we are all three new coaches,” Swanson to what I say every week; serving and passing the ball
said. “We haven’t had any time to get any recruiting at a level that will allow us to play in our system and be
classes in here, we haven’t had a lot of time to install conﬁdent in what we do.”
our systems, so everyone is still learning. I think all of
our players collectively are still learning what the new
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USC-Clemson series to open in Charleston
Baseball rivalry P. Riley, Jr. Park , home series as well as continuing the Lowcountr y,” said
of t he m i no r le a g u e ou r pa r t nersh ip w it h Clemson head coach Jack
set for 2012 Charleston RiverDogs. Greenville in 2013. The Leggett in the release.
in new locale The sw itch f rom at mosphere ha s been “We have a large fanbase
G r e e n v i l l e w o n’t b e outstanding at Fluor Field in the Charleston area
Ryan Velasquez p er m a nent , howe ver, and we appreciate their that doesn’t get to see us
RVELASQUEZ@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM as both sides have also involvement in the series.” on a regular basis. Riley
agreed to return to Fluor Following the series- Park will be a tremendous
T h e a n nu a l S o u t h
Field in 2013. opener in Charleston, env i ron ment for ou r
“We are ecstat ic to game two will be played players and fans.”
baseball ser ies w ill
showcase the Carolina- i n Colu mbia a nd t he The series will begin
broaden its horizons in
Clemson rivalry across finale will take place in on Friday, March 2 with
the upcoming season.
the great state of South Clemson. The two teams st a r t t i me s yet to be
A f ter play ing t he
Carolina,” said USC head began playing one of their determined.
series’ neutral game in
coach Ray Tanner in a three annual meetings
Greenville the previous
release. “Charleston is a at a neutral site in 2010,
t wo years, t he t wo
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programs have agreed Comments on this story?
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and we look forward to a drawing sellout crowds.
Charleston in 2012 and sports Carolina will play Clemson at Riley Park in March 2012.
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CAROLINA UNVEILS SPECIAL
Gamecocks don Wounded Warriors theme
for home matchup with Auburn
St e ve Spu r r ier s a id Tue s d ay he i s a
traditionalist when it comes to uniforms.
But he’ll make an exception and let South
Carolina wear special uniforms Saturday
against Auburn in conjunct ion wit h t he
Chris Keohane / THE DAILY GAMECOCK
Wounded Warrior Project.
Kayla Grimsley now holds USC’s assist record.
Well, as long as they don’t look like the
special uniforms that, almost a month later,
still have the college football world talking.
“It doesn’t look like Maryland’s outfit, Women’s soccer
does it?,” said Spurrier, in jest, to Under
Armour sports marketing manager Ryan
McDermond prior to t he start of his
to face Kentucky
weekly press conference. Spurrier was Carolina returns home to
referencing the gaudy uniforms based on
the Maryland state ﬂ ag the Terrapins, take on Wildcats
also an Under Armour client, wore in Ryan Velasquez
their season opener against Miami. RVELASQUEZ@DAILYGAMECOCK.COM
The jerseys USC will wear against the
South Carolina didn’t have to wait long to
Tigers don’t look like Mar yland’s. But
taste the intensity of SEC play.
they do look different from what USC
Opening their conference schedule last
usually wears. The uniforms are heavily
weekend with a pair of road matches, the
inﬂuenced, from helmet to cleats, by a stars
Gamecocks (7-4, 1-1) found themselves
and stripes theme.
immersed in a pair of double overtime
They were designed as part of Under
thrillers, posting a 2-1 victory over Tennessee
A rmour’s UA Freedom initiative, which
before falling 2-1 against Georgia. They’ll
supports U.S. military and public safet y
look to build on that experience this week
w o r k e r s , a s w e l l a s t h e c o m p a n y ’s
when they host Kentucky (8-2, 1-1) Friday and
partnership with the Wounded Warrior
Vanderbilt (6-4, 0-2) Sunday.
Project, which provides support to injured
A lthough it wasn’t able to escape the
servicemen and servicewomen and their
weekend unscathed, coach Shelley Smith said
she was pleased with the team’s level of play
USC is one of three teams that will
against a pair of quality opponents.
wear special jerseys this season in
“To start SEC play on the road and get
connection with the cause. Texas
a win like we did against a very strong
Tech and South Florida will also
Tennessee team, I was very happy with our
pa r t ic ipate i n November . T he
performance,” Smith said. “The result against
jerseys will be auctioned on the
Georgia was disappointing, but overall,
school website the Monday after
our effort throughout the weekend was
the game with all proceeds going
tremendous. If we continue to put things
to the Believe in Heroes initiative
together the way we did against those two
s p o n s or e d b y t he Wou nd e d
teams, we’re going to have some good results.”
Kayla Grimsley continued to add highlights
Linebacker Rodney Paulk ,
to her resume this weekend, securing her
whose father Leonard served
place as USC’s all-time assists leader and
i n t he A r my for 22 years ,
becoming the second Gamecock ever to reach
said he and his teammates
100 career points. The senior enters Friday’s
feel privileged to wear the
match against UK leading the team with ﬁve
jerseys and show support
goals and 12 points on the season, creating
for the armed forces.
a presence that Smith believes goes beyond
“ It ’s a n ho nor
play ing for t hose
“She’s a playmaker, the one that teams
worry about,” Smith said. “If it’s not her
t he Wou nd e d
going to goal, she’s going to set someone else
Wa r r io r s ,” Pau l k
up. She’s a major factor in our offensive play
said. “They’ve done
and continues to improve even as a senior.
so much for our
She’s learning different ways to get free and
country. That’s why we’re
available, even with teams targeting her.”
able to sit here right now.”
Grimsley matched the program’s assists
USC ﬁ rst wore Wounded Warrior Project
record t wo weeks earlier against U NC
jerseys in 2009, when the Gamecocks lost to
Wilmington, then ascended to the top of the
top-ranked Florida 24-14 at Williams-Brice
list with assist No. 25 on Kortney Rhoades’
game-winner against the Lady Volunteers.
Stephen Diaz , a Colu mbia nat ive a nd
Smith said this ability to create plays for the
graduate of A.C. Flora High School, served
rest of the offense has provided an important
as USC’s honorary captain for that game .
dimension to Grimsley’s game.
Diaz, a former soldier who was wounded in
“She’s always been very capable,” Smith
a roadside bombing in Iraq, is now a student
said. “She enjoys setting up others. She
at USC according to Spurrier. He has spoken
continues to draw attention to herself,
to the team at practice already this week,
opening up others in the offensive third.
Spurrier said, and will again be the team’s
She does a great job under pressure ﬁnding
honorary captain against Auburn.
the open players, and that’s why she has the
“Hopefully it’ll work out that we can give
him a game ball (after a win),” Spurrier said.
The weekend provided an eye-opening
By rd to play: Spurrier reiterated t hat
experience for six of USC’s true freshmen.
freshman wide receiver Damiere Byrd will
Faced with a pair of matches that surpassed
play this weekend.
105 minutes in their SEC debuts, four of the
“He’ll suit up,” Spurrier said. “He’ll be in
newcomers found themselves in the starting
lineup at some point while Ariane Lukens and
Byrd sat out of USC’s first four games
Sabrina D’Angelo managed to post assists.
after being ruled ineligible by the NCA A
“We talked to them about how their
for receiv i ng approx i m ately $2,70 0 i n
intensity had to go up a notch once we got
impermissible beneﬁts through his connection
into conference play and about how we needed
with the Student Athlete Mentoring (SAM)
to put everything we’d learned from non-
Foundation , the group that is one of the
conference play together,” Smith said. “A lot
focal points of the notice of allegations USC
of freshmen got a lot of playing time, and that
received from the NCAA last week .
was good experience for an opening weekend.
Spurrier objected to the term “suspension”
Hopefully they’ll continue to get better.”
being used to define Byrd’s absence from
Lukens continued to work her way into
the playing ﬁeld, saying that should only be
USC’s gameplan after missing the majority of
used when a player does something wrong.
preseason practice with a concussion. Earning
Spurrier was adamant in saying Byrd has
her third start of the season in the match at
done nothing wrong.
Tennessee, the Colorado native proceeded
“I don’t know if ‘suspended’ is the correct
to play 72 minutes in the 2-1 win and added
word for that,” Spurrier said. “He was just
54 against Georgia to go along with her ﬁrst
Byrd has been working out with USC’s
“Ariane is a quality player,” Smith said. “She
offensive unit and not the scout team over
missed a lot of the preparation going into
the past four weeks, Spurrier said. Special
the season because of that injury and didn’t
teams coordinator John Butler said Monday
have the training and experience the other
that Byrd, a world class track sprinter with
freshmen had. Now that she’s gotten some
tremendous speed, is “on the depth chart” for
more time and has been healthy, she’s shown
several specialty units, presumably return
what she can do and has really been a big lift
for us in the midﬁeld.”
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