Identity theft on the rise Less Free Live Sports
Students nationwide are open to credit vulnerabilities Changes to the way you watch
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Univeristy of North Florida
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Dale Breaks Record
UNF golf finishes second at
Photo Erik Tanner | Graphic Chad Smith
Page 2 hoDGEPoDGE Wednesday, sePtember 23, 2009
Photo of the week
DaviD Norrbom | SPiNNaKEr
An artistic interpretation of fashion photography conceived by UNF photography student David Norrbom, which involves shooting his DSLR through a medium format film camera.
Spinnaker by the numbers Q of the w: Would you pay to watch the Ospreys’ games on the A-Sun network?
Each week during the school year the Spinnaker staff reports
what’s going on around campus, the city, the state and the na-
tion: the good, the bad and the ugly. In this little space, we want
“I wouldn’t pay if I could go to them. We’re not big
to summarize the life of the Osprey, or things they should care enough sports-wise yet.”
about. - Laura kumst, Science education, freshman
UNF students studied abroad
“It depends on how much it was. If the price was for the
whole year, then maybe.”
25 UNF faculty members have
their art work displayed at
- Justin Peckajlo, fine Arts, Senior
percent drop in internship
opportunities over last “I would rather go to the games and support them live.”
year. - Jeanette heltne, Business Management, Senior
percent of all waste on campus
“Absolutely not. I’d rather just go the games. I would not
personnel changes made by pay to watch it on TV.”
4 the Jaguars after a Sept. 20
loss to the Arizona
- Chris kennedy, Sports Management, Junior
2 free Decemberists tickets for a
Spinnaker contest. (Page 14)
“I don’t really watch them anyways. I like big college
- Lindsey Scarazzo, transportation and Logistics, Senior
Page 2, hodgepodge Pages 10-12, Discourse
Page 3, Police Beat Pages 13-18, expressions
Pages 4-9, News Pages 19-23, Sports
Wednesday, sePtember 23, 2009 PoLICE BEaT Page 3
Sept. 14 - Property Damage (Building 41) A UNF
SEPT. 14 - SEPT. 20 student contacted UPD after driving past an on cam-
pus work crew.
The work crew had driven a lawn mower over some
rocks, which had been scattered in the air and hit her
The rocks made several dents and scratches to the
front passenger door. The case was cleared.
2 Sept. 15 - Petty Theft (Building 6) A supervisor in
the grounds department contacted UPD after realiz-
ing his tiller was missing.
A tiller is a tool used for maintaining landscaping,
Cases of theft (includ- specifically flower beds. He saw the tiller Sept. 2 when
ing petty theft and it was sent off to be serviced.
grand theft) filed The equipment is valued at nearly $300. The officer
since Aug. 21, 2009. listed the stolen item with the National Crime Infor-
mation Center, which catalogs such information.
Criminal mischief cases
3 Sept. 16 - accidental injury (Building A) UPD was
filed since Aug. 21, 2009. contacted after a campus resident was feeling ill.
She lay in her bed complaining of a headache and
dizziness not long after falling and hitting her head
during a game of racquetball.
Rescue transported her to Mayo Clinic. She said she
is still experiencing headaches but for the most part is
4 Sept. 16 - Petty Theft (Building 39) A student ap-
proached a UPD officer after realizing his skateboard
4 In this badge, the Spinnaker is He was taking a class in J. Brooks Brown Hall, and
keeping a running total of cer- during a quiz he left the skateboard in the back of the
tain crimes around UNF during room.
the 2009-2010 school year. As he went to leave, the skateboard was missing.
Patrol efforts were suspended.
5 Sept. 17 – information (Building Y) One UNF
student-resident went to UPD police station because
his roommate threatened him.
8 One roommate told the other repeatedly that he
would stab him.
He was transported back to his dorm room, so he
could move out for the weekend. The room assign-
1 2 ment is being changed.
6 Sept. 18 - information (Building 51) UPD responded
to a call that a 79-year-old woman tripped over her
3 7 sandal and fell to the floor, hitting her head.
She was transported to Mayo Clinic; attempts to
reach her were unsuccessful.
7 Sept. 19 - information (Building 55) UPD was con-
tacted after a 17-year-old female student was having
4 trouble breathing.
She told police she consumed two cups of rum and
coke at an off-campus party. After she got back to
her room at the Osprey Fountains, she began feeling
numb from the neck down and hyperventilating.
Rescue transported her to St. Luke’s Hospital for
observation in case anything was put in her drink.
This student is a minor, so her name and contact
information were not released.
BEAT of the Week 8 Sept. 20 - Criminal mischief (Lot 2) A UNF student
contacted UPD after returning from a studying session
in the Library to find her car keyed.
Sept. 18 – Drug Possession The student has not been in any recent arguments
or confrontations with anyone. Patrol efforts were
(Building 55) suspended.
UPD was contacted after a resident assistant in
the Osprey Fountains noticed the scent of marijuana Compiled by Josh Gore.
while making nightly rounds.
The officer received permission to enter each of
the resident’s rooms to search for marijuana. The of-
ficer then proceeded to pat down everyone present
in the room.
The officer found that one resident had .6 grams
of marijuana in his pocket along with a grinder.
This student was given a notice to appear, and for
lack of cooperation, nine other students present were
referred to Student Conduct.
Page 4 NEWS Wednesday, sePtember 23, 2009
UNF officials: Kill the ignorance, recycle smart
Awareness of In an effort to advocate this
“green” goal as well as to educate
contaminating materials students on the matter, Garbage
on the Green has been implement-
wisens habits, decreases ed. This waste audit recycling
landfills event is in its third year with its
next showcase planned for Oct. 24
by kim nelson on the Green.
assistant neWs editor The event involves some ma-
jor shock value. Different areas
When you throw that half-full around campus are probed and
cup of Starbucks coffee into the prodded for trash items that could
recycling bin, you may feel popu- be diverted into the recycling sys-
lar and all together benevolent, tem. The results are measured
right? At least you may think off- and recorded, and each year, Pyati
handedly that it couldn’t hurt. Or hopes to see the diversion rate go
could it? But are what you think up.
of as “green” actions really ac- UNF’s aiming to be a very
complishing anything of real sig- “green” campus, but it takes ef-
nificance? fort on the part of students, fac-
Being a well-informed recycler ulty and staff, Pyati said.
could immensely decrease your “Here’s an anecdote, I used to
carbon footprint and make all buy those frozen meals and bring
of that time-consuming sorting them into work for lunch every
more efficient and productive for day, then I realized that I can’t
the Earth. even recycle the packaging, and
EriK TaNNEr | SPiNNaKEr
A guideline has been created over five days I’ve practically
to help participating citizens filled up my trash bin. Now I opt
know what type of items they for bringing in something quick
can recycle, what they must do in in a Tupperware container that I
preparation to the items before reuse,” Pyati said.
recycling and where to drop off One no-sweat green practice
those items which are not com- A trash reciptical at the Osprey Fountains overflows with waste. A portion of this trash is recyclable. Pyati mentioned was going tray-
monly accepted. less at the Osprey Café. This saves
Unfortunately many are un- to do a little research. he said. to consider is your overall waste a ton of water in dirty dishes. A
aware of this guideline, which is For items like plastics No. 5, Pyati realizes that this over- production percentage, Pyati site she highly recommends going
available at ecovillagegreen.com, electronic items and plastic bags, flow of waste can be a problem, said. to is preserveproducts.com where
and your recycling efforts could the city recycling centers will but she recommends holding “If every student would note you will find all the information
lead to your once-renewable items provide you with somewhere that onto your recycling until there the amount of trash in their trash you need to carry on the recycling
being tossed in the landfill. will accept them, although the in- is room, and to not cave into the bin, and try to reduce it by 20 flame as well as ideas for cinch
Currently UNF offers a recy- convenience of doing so is what pressures of convenience by toss- percent, then you’ve successfully green practices, she said.
cling service for students living triggers people to cheat, Pyati ing it in the Dumpster. matched the campus recycling In regards to CO2 emissions
either on or off campus. Although said. As far as what is “properly” re- diversion rate of 20-21 percent,” released by recycling trucks en
the system is mainly intended for “I’m certainly in favor of cyclable, some common mistakes Pyati said. route, Pyati said emissions do ex-
housing students, those living off- student recycling, and many include sticking a pizza box with This diversion rate means that ist and affect the environment but
campus are able to drop off their individuals work very hard to the giant oil stain in the card- around 20 percent of what could are not significant enough to rule
recycling in the bins on campus make it effective,” Director of board bin, as the food residue will have easily ended up in the land- out recycling as a green practice.
as well. Environmental Safety Daniel taint the paper that is recycled fill gets diverted into the recy- Every day scientists and engi-
“We want to make it easy on Endicott said. from this. Also, napkins, paper cling system. neers are developing ways to make
students to recycle their waste,” Although some students have towels, plastic cups, wet news- “Trying to reduce your amount better use out of recycling, Pyati
Director of the Environmental some qualms with the system, papers, sticky notes and postage of personal waste production said, but until that time, all we can
Center Radha Pyati said. “What UNF freshman business student stamps are not recyclable. To be while also recycling all that you do is be conscious of our personal
students should remember to Joe Amato said he tries to recycle. safe, wash out items that can be can [properly] recycle will really waste production and exploit the
regularly recycle are aluminum “The trash bins in the washed thoroughly to prevent make a difference,” Pyati said. pulp out of the current system.
cans, plastic ones and newspapers Crossings are always full, and contamination, according to Gov. Charlie Crist has set a
and paper.” the same goes for the recycling. earth911.org. diversion rate goal of 75 percent E-mail Kim Nelson at
UNF’s recycling services ac- My roommates and I recycle, but Despite the intensive recy- for all Florida agencies by 2020, firstname.lastname@example.org.
cepts these types of items, but I honestly don’t really know any- cling rule following that you which is quite significant, Pyati
for everything else, you may have thing about how to do it properly,” may partake in, the main thing said.
Wednesday, sePtember 23, 2009 NEWS Page 5
Students around nation fall victim to identity theft on campus
PHoTo iLLUSTraTioN: EriK TaNNEr | SPiNNaKEr
A UNF student unwittingly divulges his credit card information to an online ‘get rich quick’ scheme.
by rebecca mckinnon “Unless they initiated the con- thieves to access students’ bank
neWs editor tact or they can verify whom they’re account information through the
A University of North Texas se-
speaking with, they shouldn’t give
out personal information,” she said.
school’s computer system, said
Lawrence Wilson, president of
13 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft
nior received a shock when he dis- Owens said that students should the Plano, Tex.-based ID Theft
covered $1,919 missing from his bank also understand that financial insti- Victims Support Group of North
account. Apparently the funds had tutions and credit card companies America. 1. Avoid unsecure Wi-Fi connections. Always log
been used in Baltimore — a city Phil will never ask for PIN numbers or “It basically paints a target on with your password.
Banker had never been to. the security code on the back of their on the backs of our college stu- 2. Change passwords frequently.
The fraud was probably made pos- card. dents,” Wilson said.
sible through his unsafe online pur- With this knowledge, students UNF’s Osprey1Card, which
3. Keep your anti-virus and anti-spyware software
chase of a textbook. It-was-just-too- may be able to avoid credit card can be used to purchase meals and up-to-date.
cheap-to-be-true turned out to, well, spam altogether with the legisla- books on and near campus, does 4. Don’t reveal personal information on social net-
not be true, Banker said. tion passed by President Barack not have any credit card or bank working sites, such as family name, address, phone
“I took a chance [buying] this text- Obama in February — Law No. 111- contracts and doesn’t connect the numbers and date of birth.
book at a radical discount … and I got 24 — the Credit Card Accountability, merchant to a student’s bank ac- 5. Don’t carry your Social Security card with you.
burned for it,” he said. Responsibility and Disclosure Act of .
count in any way It instead goes 6. If your school ID says your SS number, request
Denise Owens, Comerica Bank’s 2009. through a university bank ac-
that the college generate a random number in-
Texas fraud and identity theft inves- This law requires credit card com- count, the Associate Director of
tigator said that college students are panies to stop unsolicited spam of- Auxiliary Services Tully Burnett stead.
more vulnerable. fers to those below 21 years of age. said. 7. Buy and use a cross-cut shredder for identifiable
“Because [students] are on the “This is the last season that credit And if an Osprey1Card is lost information.
Internet so often, and they do so card companies are going to be able or stolen, the student can log onto 8. If you shop online, look for “https” in the URL.
much of their stuff online, I do to actively market on campus, giv- osprey1card.com to suspend the Check with Web sites’ privacy policies so you know
see them fall victim to a lot of the ing away free T-shirts and all the card. If any purchases are made what they may be doing with your personal infor-
Internet fraud scams,” Owens said. other freebies,” said Lauren Bowne, between the time it was stolen
Although most students embrace a Consumers Union attorney . and suspended, UNF will reim-
mation, or whether they’ve attached cookies to
a technological age of applications The law also requires colleges to burse the student as long as the your computer, enabling them to track your view-
and gadgets, the Internet may not be let students know about any market- incident was reported in a rea- ing and usage patterns.
where the true danger zone of iden- ing contracts between the university sonable amount of time, Burnett 9. Review your credit report for free once a year at
tity theft lies. and a credit card company, according said. www.annualcreditreport.com.
Some identity thieves pretend to to Consumers Union, publisher of UNF’s offices such as One 10. If you use peer-to-peer file sharing programs,
be credit card company employees Consumers Report magazine. Stop Student Services and the
be sure to configure the files securely so personal
on campus, accepting applications The contracts are a “you scratch Cashier’s Office have their own
for credit cards that do not exist, said my back, I’ll scratch yours” ap- preventative methods concern- information is not accessible to others.
Betsy Broder, assistant director of proach to marketing, doubling stu- ing identity theft. Representatives 11. Physically remove the hard drive before you
the Federal Trade Commission’s di- dent ID cards as debit cards for spe- from these offices are not allowed throw out an old computer. Some information can-
vision of privacy and identity protec- cific banks. to give out student “N” numbers, not be erased completely.
tion. The University of Texas at Social Security numbers or any 12. Never check “remember me” to log into Web
Zach Friesen, LifeLock Identity Arlington has a contract with Wells other financial information to sites.
Theft Education Specialist and iden- Fargo, and therefore receives 75 cents anyone but the student.
tity theft victim, said most students per ID card and more if a student This ban includes parents,
13. Make photocopies of your driver’s license,
are dangerously complacent with the opens a Wells Fargo account. This who aren’t allowed to check a credit cards, insurance cards, all of it — front and
types of personal information used deal earned UT $7,876 during the student’s record, Floyd Hurst, back. Should your wallet be lost or stolen, you
to apply for credit cards. 2008-2009 fiscal year. Not to mention university controller, said. won’t be left wondering what was taken, and you
“Students need to worry about the $15,000 Wells Fargo “donates” an- can quickly notify the appropriate agencies about
identifiable information like a Social nually to UT’s Regents Scholarship mcClatchy-Tribune contributed to a theft.
Security card, credit cards, bank ac- Fund, also listed under the contract this report.
count and PIN [numbers],” Friesen requirements between the bank and Source: affinion Security Center,
said. “Have those numbers memo- school. E-mail rebecca mcKinnon at intersections inc., Kroll Fraud
rized or stored somewhere safe.” Though this creates revenue for email@example.com.
Owens agreed. schools, it makes it easier for identity
Page 6 NEWS Wednesday, sePtember 23, 2009
Study abroad fair offers different kinds of opportunities for students
“[UNF] doesn’t make any money off of Abroad Coordinator Uli Decker. fall,” said UNF junior international busi-
Students have more options than faculty-led programs. Charges are put on “The good thing is, third-party pro- ness major Joanna Miranda. “I want to go
a student’s account, and if there is any grams are profit-makers, so they will often to New Zealand or Australia maybe. I have
just UNF-based programs money at the end, we disperse it back to extend deadlines to get more students,” to go over the books, but there were defi-
by max jaeger students,” Robinson said. Decker said. nitely a few [programs] that stood out.”
staff Writer About 80 percent of UNF students who Third-party programs at the Study Immersion programs were also preva-
study abroad go on faculty-led trips, he Abroad Fair ranged from single universi- lent among companies. Students live and
College is touted as a time to expand said. ties to inter-continental umbrella compa- study in a country for one or two semesters,
oneself and learn to empathize with other “Many countries require some kind of nies. splitting academic efforts between their
cultures; there was information and oppor- language proficiency, and it’s tough to get area of expertise and learning the native
tunity abound looking to fill these desires upper-level classes if you don’t speak the Overseas internships language.
at the Sept. 22 Study Abroad Fair. language,” Robinson said. “Going with a The company International Internships “I want to get as far away from American
There are three ways to go about it: fac- professor lets you take a course that is tai- focuses solely on internship opportunities culture as possible. India seems to be call-
ulty-led, exchange programs and through lored for UNF students.” for students or those who have recently ing me, so I’m doing an immersion program
private third parties, said Tim Robinson, Exchange programs are another op- graduated. Applicants can work for credit over the summer,” said Justin Crandall,
director at the international center. tion, allowing students to study abroad for or experience. UNF junior education major.
a semester with room and board at a host The programs coincide with univer- Studying abroad requires some initia-
Abroad study with faculty school. UNF sets up a placeholder class for sity semesters, and the deadline to apply tive and planning, but with financial aid
Faculty-led programs are shorter expe- financial aid purposes, but the students ac- is usually about five months before the and some available scholarships, students
ditions that professors plan and promote to tually receive transfer credits from the host trip, according to representative Christina make it affordable. Robinson said that stu-
students. They last from one to six weeks school, Robinson said. Johnson. dents should start planning as early as pos-
and usually fall on spring break or during “Study abroad is just going to class, and sible.
the summer. Non-UNF related opportunities while you get the immersion and cultural
The university has to approve faculty- Third-party programs have no affilia- contact, this program gives you an edge.
led programs, and 12 have already received tion with the school, but students can still You demonstrate that you can work in and Any student can get more informa-
a green light. There are still 24 more await- consult advisers about the courses they international and multicultural environ- tion at the International Center’s
ing approval, but the school usually ap- take abroad. ment,” Johnson said. offices in Building 58E, room 2300.
proves between 25 and 30, Robinson said. Deadlines are pretty fluid, because host Internship programs appeal to busi-
Since the UNF professors lead the excur- schools and third parties set their own ness-oriented students and those who wish
sions, students get credit directly, instead deadlines, which can vary depending on to work abroad after graduation, she said. E-mail max Jaeger at
of transfer credits from other colleges. the host country and program, said Study “I’m looking to do an internship in the firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, sePtember 23, 2009 NEWS Page 7
around the State
Texting while driving can Naked man holds off intruder at gunpoint
Taking charge of a situation is attack the drunk intruder.
lead to deadly consequences
sometimes a task; taking charge He said he got his revolver
of a situation in your birthday and headed out back to let the
suit was even more of a task guy know how he felt about
for stone-cold naked Robert E. home invaders.
Thompson. Thompson, a World War II
The 91-year-old Lake Worth, veteran, said he did not notice
Fla. resident held an intruder at that he was without clothes. The
gunpoint until police arrived, ac- 26-year-old intruder is being de-
cording to the Associated Press. tained in Palm Beach County Jail
Thompson sprung from his on a burglary charge, authorities
bed early Saturday when he said.
heard his dog begin to growl and
around the Nation
Gangsta rapper gets charged with homicide
A California rapper who Walker’s Presbyterian Church.
rhymed about the thrill of killing Police said McCroskey will
was arrested Sept. 19 at the Rich- most likely be charged with
mond airport. He was on his was killing three others, who were
back to California on charges of found Sept. 18 in the home of
killing a pastor and on suspicions Debra Kelley, a Longwood Uni-
in the deaths of three others, ac- versity professor.
cording to the Associated Press. The charge will only go
The 20-year-old rapper Rich- through once the medical exam-
ard Alden Samuel McCroskey III iner identifies the victims. McCro-
was charged with murder, rob- skey’s first court appearance was
bery and stealing the automobile Sept. 21.
of Mark Niederbrock, a pastor at
around the World
Cuban woodstock separates politics, music
An open-air “peace concert” cifically. But musician Juanes has
was held at Revolution Plaza in remained firm in saying the con-
Havana, Cuba Sept. 20, headlined cert is about music, not politics.
by Columbian rocker Juanes. The spectacle took place
Some Cuban-Americans criti- below a statue of Ernesto “Che”
cized the event, saying that the Guevara and in close proximity
performers are providing support to the highly protected offices of
to the island’s communist gov- Fidel and Raul Castro.
ernment by participating in the President Barack Obama told
event, according to the Associ- the Spanish-language Univision
ated Press. network that the festivities prob-
House Sept. 8, said states that do not pass a law ban- Some Cuban officials have ably wouldn’t have much of an
Florida has yet to ban driving under the ning texting while operating a vehicle will risk los- used the opportunity to ridicule impact on U.S.–Cuban relations.
ing 25 percent of their annual federal highway fund- U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba,
text-influence, unlike 14 other states ing. the 47-year trade embargo spe-
The bill is currently making its way through leg-
by kim nelson islation but still has a long way to go, according to Compiled by Kim Nelson.
assistant neWs editor another news release.
“My roommate ran her Scion right into a guard
The introduction of text messaging has cultivat-
ed a whole lot of response from a whole lot of people.
rail on I-95 going 75 mph recently, due to her text
messaging her sister plans for the evening. Her car
News in Brief
Some find it to be annoying and confusing, some was totaled; it’s just not worth it,” a UNF senior po-
use it as their main method of communication and litical science major Michelle Gandee said. UNf film festival celebrates women in the arts
some find it to be an extremely dangerous practice The National Highway Traffic Safety
that can and will lead to fatalities when combined Administration estimates that 80 percent of A series of movies highlighting female achievements in film will be
with other routine activities such as driving. all accidents are caused by driver inattention. shown starting Monday, Sept. 28 with “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” at
Texting while driving is something most tech-sav- Using cell phones in any capacity while driving 8 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. Admission is free, and the films
vy persons are guilty of, but this action that some par- causes 2,600 deaths and 330,000 injuries each year, will be presented by the Women’s Center, Japanese Film Series, Allan
ticipate in daily with no deathly repercussions yet, according to a study published by Human Factors. Marcil, Osprey Film, J.L. Jarvis and V-Day over the course of the month.
has been officially banned in 14 different U.S. states. All these statistics stimulated the Department of Discussions following the films will uncover deeper meanings. The last
Other states are developing partial bans for Transportation to hold a summit this month to dis- film shown will be the documentary “Until the Violence Stops,” shown
novice drivers and many state bans are still in the cuss the dangers of cell phone use and specifically Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. in Building 9, room 2507.
works, but 36 others, including Florida, have yet to text messaging while driving, although the outcome
sign such a law into effect. of Florida bans remains unclear. 3-mile first Coast Start! heart walk invites walkers
The skepticism from the non-participating states “It’s just not safe, and you can get away with it
A fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association
has to do with the enforceability of the proposed ban time after time until one day you don’t, and you die.
begins at Metropolitan Park on Saturday, Sept. 26. Funds go to fighting
and weakness in the present research, according to Period,” Gandee said.
heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, respectively.
a news release.
Registration and activities begin at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., exposed the legis-
The event is free, and walkers are eligible to receive a t-shirt after raising
lation over the summer along with others includ-
a minimum of $100 for the event. For more information, contact Ryan
ing Sen. Carey Baker, (R-Fla.) stressing that texting
E-mail Kim Nelson at Donelson at (904) 739-0197 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
while driving can lead to deadly consequences, ac-
firstname.lastname@example.org. For sreservations, call Wanda Klima at (904) 366-6911, ext. 209.
cording to the Associated Press.
The legislation HR 3535 IH, which reached the
Compiled by april Schulhauser.
Page 8 NEWS Wednesday, sePtember 23, 2009
Yale lab technician
Unpaid, paid internships offer same experience
Companies cut back to remain UNF junior finance major Carly DeWitt future,” she said. “It’s really frustrating …
as ‘person of stable during economic times
interned as a center agent control proces-
sor at Merrill Lynch and was paid for her
but it’s definitely worth it.”
Though some companies have stopped
interest’ in Le case by rebecca mckinnon
“I respect the company a lot more be-
paying or have cut internship programs
altogether, research done by the associa-
neWs editor cause they paid me. I did exactly what ev- tion of colleges and employers has proved
BY MaTThEW ChaYES aND MIChaEL aMoN eryone else did, so I think I deserved to get that paying companies are paying more
neWsday (mCt) The roles and rules of internships in paid,” she said. than usual, as the average hourly wage for
the lives of students have been chang- Though DeWitt appreciated the money, interns has increased to $17.13, up 5 per-
Authorities executed two search war- ing as the economy changes, even though she was worried during the interview pro- cent.
rants Sept. 15 night on a Yale University they’ve been a vital, even required, part of cess that the company couldn’t afford to “That reflects an understanding that
lab technician who has become a “person students’ majors for years. hire her, she said. interns may need more money than they
of interest” in the death of a graduate stu- Though an internship is essentially “It took them a long time to get back did before,” said Carolyn Wise, senior
dent who went missing days before her a full or part-time job in the real world, to me because they didn’t know if they education editor for Vault Inc., career in-
Long Island wedding. many companies and students have been had the money for internships,” she said. formation provider and publisher of The
More than a dozen police and FBI recently faced with limited budgets for in- “[But] I would have done it even if they Vault Guide to Top Internships.
agents at about 10:15 p.m. Sept. 15 stormed ternship programs. didn’t pay me.” Any student in any economy needs
a Middletown, Conn., apartment building Nationwide, the number of intern- The idea of free work is the basis be- money to live on, and students who accept
that’s home to Raymond Clark, 24, an ani- ships available has dropped 21 percent hind the onslaught of unpaid internships. unpaid internships accept the fact that
mal research technician whom New Haven from last year, according to the National Students’ services are volunteer-based they will have to find a way to pay the bills.
authorities said last night was a focus of Association of Colleges and Employers in and are meant to provide learning oppor- Webb, as an example, has a second job
their investigation into the death of Annie Pennsylvania. tunities students would otherwise not be as a pet-sitter, she said.
Le. Investigators led Clark out of his apart- Officials at many companies must able to receive in the classroom. Wise said she encourages students to
ment into a car. Clark declined to respond choose to cut their internship programs “We used to pay, but we’re not doing ask for help no matter what the situation.
to reporters’ questions. altogether, to pay less or to pay nothing at that anymore,” said Tom Triozzi, senior “Sometimes companies will work
New Haven Police Chief James Lewis all for the time and effort students put into vice president of BankAtlantic, which with you to ease the financial bur-
said Clark had not been charged and if he the job. stopped paying interns in 2008. “We ask den. There are also a number of col-
cooperated, he would be released. Target has been able to find the wiggle them to work for free for a great work ex- leges that offer summer fellowships to
Clark had access to the highly secure room to continue paying their employees, perience.” cover internship expenses,” she said.
basement laboratory where Annie Le’s and Victor Rota, group campus recruiter Students jump on this opportunity
body was found in a space behind a lab for Target, said it’s worth it in terms of re- simply because it’s the kind of experi-
wall on Sept. 20, the scheduled day of cruiting for future careers. ence future employers might look for on a mcClatchy-Tribune contributed to this report.
her wedding to a Huntington man. Le, “We get a lot of great talent,” Rota said. resume, college senior and unpaid intern
24, had been missing since last Sept. 15. “Seventy to 80 percent of them come back Kristina Webb said. E-mail rebecca mcKinnon at
Two search warrants were issued, Lewis to work for us, so the return on the invest- “I know that if I don’t [intern], it’s go- email@example.com.
said, one for Clark’s home and another for ment is there.” ing to be harder for me to get a job in the
samples of his blood, hair and skin.
“We’re also making sure there are not
other possible suspects out there,” Lewis
Lewis said police had narrowed the list
of suspects down based on who had access StAtUe
to the building, what time they entered,
and where security cameras placed those
people inside the building at various times.
The New Haven Register reported that the
technician had failed a polygraph test, in-
voked his Fifth Amendment rights during
a police interview and had scratches on his
chest, possibly indicating a struggle. Lewis
declined to confirm those details.
Meanwhile, the Connecticut chief medi-
cal examiner’s office pulled back Sept. 15
from announcing what killed Le, saying
police and prosecutors specifically asked
that the information be withheld to aid
the probe. The Hartford Courant reported
last night that Le died of asphyxiation, but
Lewis declined to reveal the cause publicly .
Le was scheduled to marry Jonathan
Widawsky, a Columbia University student
from Huntington, but she disappeared a
week ago. A pharmacology student, Le
worked in the lab where her body was
found and she was seen entering the facil-
ity Sept. 8 but apparently never left.
Police have said Widawsky is not a sus-
pect and is cooperating.
Yale president Richard Levin told stu-
dents and teachers Sept. 15 that police have
EriK TaNNEr | SPiNNaKEr
narrowed the number of potential suspects
to a very small pool because building se-
curity systems recorded who entered the
building and what times they entered, ac-
cording to the Yale Daily News. He said the
appropriate people are being monitored,
the newspaper said.
Construction is well under way for the statue, garden and fountain area in front of the Brooks College of Health. The statue, which is
of a mother and child, was selected by a committee and sculpted by Madeline Wiener of Marble, Colorado, said Pamela Chally, dean
Zachary r. Dowdy, Deborah S. morris and of the BCOH. The sculpture is meant to represent the caring and healing aspects of nursing, Chally said. The money for this project was
Sophia Chang contributed to this report. set aside from the beginning of the planning stages because according to a state law, the university is required to set aside half of 1
percent of the total cost of a building for artwork, said Zak Ovadia, director or facilities planning.
Newsday | mcClatchy-Tribune
Wednesday, sePtember 23, 2009 NEWS Page 9
Quick preparation may prove vital during hurricane season
Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to Nov. 30, and with UNF students back
to school in the middle of it, many may be wondering how to prepare them-
selves if the worst should happen. Although there are currently no ac-
tive storms in the Atlantic Ocean, an average of 12.1 named storms occur in
the Atlantic Ocean each year, according to the National Weather Service.
If a storm does develop and heads for Jacksonville, the Spinnaker has com- average wind speed: 74 to 95 mph
piled the knowledge of how to handle it into three easy-to-remember steps. Mobile homes, loose outdoor items and power
poles are vulnerable.
STEP 1: GET aN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT oR “To-Go BaG” average wind speed: 96 to 110 mph
Emergency supply kits may include items like non-perishable food, water, flashlights, a Mobile homes, loose outdoor items and high
battery-powered or hand crank radio and extra batteries. You may also want to prepare windows are vulnerable.
a “to-go bag” in case of evacuation which includes clothes, prescription medicines, a map Power outages may last a few to several days.
and important documents such as insurance policies and proof of residence. You may
also want to include a first aid kit with medical supplies such as over-the-counter drugs,
ointments, bandages and hand soap. Category 3
average wind speed: 111 to 130 mph
STEP 2: MaKE a PLaN The structures and walls of houses and
Discuss with your family and/or roommates what to do if a hurricane hits. Make a plan buildings and high windows are vulnerable.
for contacting each other, and pick a place to meet in case you are not together when it Mobile homes will be destroyed.
happens. It’s important to know someone who doesn’t live in your area to contact — and Power outages may last several days to weeks.
possibly stay with — in case of emergency. In case you need to evacuate, make sure you
have transportation (with at least a half-tank of gas if driving), a place to go after evacu- Category 4
ating and plans for your pets.
average wind speed: 131 to 155 mph
Windows and doors are vulnerable. Mobile
STEP 3: BE INFoRMED homes, walls and roofs of houses and buildings
Know the terms used to identify types of hurricanes and what they mean. A hurricane
will be destroyed. Power outages will last for
watch means a hurricane is possible in your area, and a hurricane warning means a hur-
ricane is expected in your area. You should also know the differences between all five
categories of a hurricane, so you can decide if or when it’s necessary to evacuate your Category 5
area. To prepare your home or dorm, you should bring all objects that are not tied down average wind speed: Greater than 155 mph
inside, cover all windows for protection against high winds and fill large containers and Mobiles homes and small buildings will be
tubs with water for cleaning and flushing toilets. Make sure you know emergency plans leveled. Windows and doors will be destroyed.
for your area and listen to local emergency management officials for further information. Power outages will last weeks or even months.
Source: Federal Emergency management agency, Source: National Weather Service (nhc.noaa.gov)
Compiled by: Hilary Carter and rebecca mcKinnon
Graphic: Chad Smith
Graduate students receive another career option in the business world
certificate of completion. the next 10 to 15 years, Gallo said.
by josh gore Both universities as well as UNF will From 2002 through 2007, Spain has been New International
staff Writer admit 14 students to enter the program. exporting more into the U.S. than the other
Gallo said it will be one cohort. All 42 stu- way around. But in 2008 and 2009, through Business MBA
The Coggin College of Business flag- dents follow the same travel schedule, he July, the U.S. is exporting more, according
ship program, international business, is said. to census.gov. - Begins spring 2010
offering a second international MBA pro- After the first online course is taken, President Barack Obama announced
gram beginning spring 2010 to counter its students will begin the program in Buenos last week he is hosting Spanish President
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Oct. 13 for
- Students travel to two
older Global MBA program. Aires around March 15 through August.
The Ibero-American MBA, which has The Madrid program runs from September consultation on a number, one being a fo- different universities
been in the works for two years, is designed to December. UNF finishes up the program cus on global economic recovery, accord-
to boost students’ knowledge and prepare from January to March. ing to a White House press release. - Instituto Universitario
them for a career in the Latin-American Students will only be traveling for one Applications are now being accepted to ESEADE in Buenos Aires,
business industry, said Andres Gallo, di- year. the program and are due Dec. 1. Applicants Argentina
rector of UNF’s international business “Latin-American businesses wouldn’t are accepted on a rolling basis.
program. let their employees off of work longer than Gallo said he recommends interest-
“Big companies are interested in this one year to complete the program,” Gallo .
ed applicants to apply early There are - Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
program because they have a need for em- said. two interview dates: Oct. 27 and Nov. 15. in Madrid, Spain
ployees who understand Latin America,” But the program is unique to its lan- But if the spots fill up in October, there
Gallo said. guage requirement; students must be able won’t be any interviews in November, he - 14 UNF students will be
The universities participating in the to speak Spanish to enter the program. said. admitted
program are the Instituto Universitario The Global MBA program offered Interested applicants are asked to con-
ESEADE in Buenos Aires, Argentina by UNF doesn’t require its students to tact Gallo directly at Agallo@unf.edu.
- Applications now accepted
and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in speak another language. But in the Ibero-
Madrid. American program, the majority of the on a rolling basis
Students in the degree program classes are taught in Spanish.
will receive two masters degrees, one This program is a necessity because E-mail Josh Gore at - Applications due Dec. 1
from UNF and one from Rey Juan the data shows U.S. and Spain becoming firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carlos. ESEADE will give students a more powerful investment partners over
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Saved money saves classes, recycle old spending habits
miKE TomaSSoNi | SPiNNaKEr
University funding disappears into out-of-state artwork in front of College of Health
Although the Spinnaker has written This statue, unlike the Gandhi buildings acquire through the art in operation for amenities on campus
editorials endorsing artistic apprecia- statue on campus, was not donated to state buildings program were com- like the fitness center and the Arena’s
tion on campus, the economic crisis the university . pleted by artists from Florida, accord- basketball and racquetball courts.
should cause legislators to re-look at So not only are we spending all of ing to the Florida Division of Cultural A college student needs a lot of
the process and update a 40-year-old this money on art, but we are out- affairs Web site. bang for their buck.
law that requires new state buildings sourcing the art to out-of-state artists. The money spent on the College of So requiring a university to spend
to spend .5 percent of their value on Giving preference to local artists Health statue could have been used a certain amount of money on art,
art. when deciding who gets the con- more efficiently on campus. in this financial climate, is ridicu-
Art is a wonderful ascetic accom- tract should be standard procedure. Hiring an adjunct professor to teach lous, especially when the university
paniment to an academic community, Jacksonville has many artists with part time this fall could have been one recently acquired the Museum of
but not in the midst of an ongoing the talent to provide alternatives to a way to spend it. Contemporary Art Jacksonville, ex-
tuition hike and an economic crisis. statue. Other issues to which the money tending to it up a $500,000 credit line.
The artist for one of more recent This also increases the working could apply includes increasing the Spending money on art in a reces-
projects, the mother and daughter relationship between working artists hours of operation for on campus sion is like buying china dinnerware
statue in front of the new College of and the university . resources including the Library and when you can’t afford the food to put
Health, is from Colorado. But over 60 percent of the art state Student Union as well as the hours of on the plate.
Wednesday, sePtember 23, 2009 DISCoURSE Page 11
Obama makes necessary health reforms
this. It could even prevent you from
awarded first place for best of show in 2005
ealth insurance rates are getting the education you want, as
and second place for best of show in 2008 at
the national College media Convention hitting new heights, along with heather Furey some college and universities make
by the associated Collegiate Press.
people’s fears. It seems this topic is Asst. Sports Editor health insurance a requirement for
on everyone’s mind and is the only incoming students. I know a couple
awarded second place for best College newspaper in
2007 better College newspaper Contest .
thing we talk about lately Premiums people who want to transfer to other
by the florida College Press assocation.
have more than doubled and are ris- schools from UNF, but they can’t
ing faster than ever, as millions of because health insurance is the one
Spinnaker Staff Americans, including myself, lack you like, then you’re out of luck. thing lacking on their college tran-
health insurance. This is something The people who can’t afford health scripts and resumes.
that has to change. care coverage are really suffering. Props to UNF for allowing students
editor in Chief James Cannon
I see cars all the time with bumper Without insurance, you have to say on campus without health insurance,
Layout editor dan rosemund but if this includes you, then you
stickers that read, “Obama can keep “no” when friends ask you to go
Art Director mike tomassoni
the change.” You know who you are, wakeboarding or drive with people can keep on swooping until Obama’s
Business Manager Klajdi stratoberdha but maybe we should think about all you swear have a death wish when health care plan is put into effect.
the people who are short on change they sit in front of a steering wheel. I know there are those people who
News editor rebecca mcKinnon
and can’t afford to go without a You even fear tripping over your own disagree with Obama and have some
features editor beca grimm concerns about his health care plan.
change in the health care system. two feet because any injury might
Sports editor John Weidner
“Whether you like [President land you in a doctor’s office or hospi- Yes, there is the issue of costs and
Graphic Designer Chad smith Barack] Obama’s health care plan tal with an outrageous bill you’ll still taxes for a public option; hearing the
Copy editor ryan thompson or not, you cannot deny the fact that be paying years down the road. Trust number $900 billion over the course
health insurance premiums are me. I would know. of 10 years is enough to send anyone
web editor ian albahae
going up,” said David Darm, a UNF Last year I felt the need to walk go into cardiac arrest.
Senior Staffer Josh fredrickson However, the total cost is cheap-
alumnus who is now an intern in the around barefoot one night and sliced
Photo editor erik tanner
Florida state capitol and a political my toe open on a broken pepper er than both wars in Iraq and
Asst. web editor Peter nguyen science graduate student at Florida shaker. I know I shouldn’t have been Afghanistan from President George
State University “Most small busi-
. outside without shoes, but instead of W. Bush’s administration. Many
Asst. News editor Kim nelson
nesses and a lot of individuals cannot worrying about that, I was thinking Americans died for those causes.
Asst. features editor april schulhauser
afford the rates.” why anyone uses pepper in the first At least Obama is trying to save
Asst. Sports editor Heather furey American lives with his.
Private insurance companies have place. But my thoughts changed in
Advertising Manager michael Kent the power to charge savagely high an instant when I left the emergency No matter whether you like Obama
Asst. Ad Manager Kristen montalto prices and decide what they will and room with a bill totaled for thousands and approve of his plan, at least he’s
will not cover. If individuals have of dollars that I’m still paying off trying to make health care easier on
Ad Sales John Prince
pre-existing medical conditions when today . those who can’t afford it. And even if
Staff writers Josh gore his plan isn’t perfect, at least he put
angela Passafaro they walk into a health insurance Now when anything happens to me
max Jaeger office, there’s a chance they will not I tell my friends to never take me to Kanye West on blast after the Video
receive coverage at all. the hospital. If I need stitches, bust Music Awards outbreak.
Distributor Josh gore
In Alabama, almost 90 percent of out a needle and thread and do work
Adviser John timpe
their health insurance coverage is because I don’t want to end up with E-mail Heather Furey at
Printer Central florida another incident where I deal with
controlled by one company, according email@example.com.
to Obama. There are only a few health the side effects of life without health
v v v insurance companies to pick from insurance.
Student Union, Bldg. 58, E room 2209 in each state, so if you don’t find one There are even more consequences
1 UNF Drive to lacking health care coverage than
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: 904.620.2727 If you could create a degree program, what would it be?
“I don’t want to seem stingy, but any of these: Transfiguration,
herbology, Defense against the Dark arts, Charms or Care of Magical
Creatures. or maybe I should stop obsessing over children’s books.”
-ryan thompson, Copy editor
“I would create a degree in being badass. a how-to guide in all things
badass. My best friend Chris hicks and I would not only be the founding
Corrections: students but also the professors.”
The calendar of events in -rebecca mcKinnon, news editor
the Sept. 16 issue was off
by one week.
“I would like a degree in Swindling/Grifting with a minor in Street
Urchinery. academia should teach street smarts, too.“
-max Jaeger, staff Writer
.CoM “There will be a degree in funk. The philosophy shall be comprised of one
key, fun. You see fun is key to keep it funky, therefore no need for a funkin’
-mike tomassoni, art director
Page 12 DISCoURSE Wednesday, sePtember 23, 2009
Art pieces, downtown building extend UNF’s horizon
transformation that could have taken freakin’ time. in a way, Hutcheson said. The profes-
place. MOCA threw us a “Welcome sor went on to say, most artists like
he same question has been roll-
Perhaps instead of the new Home” party Sept. 17, with a faculty the mystery behind their masterpiec-
ing around in my head for some time
Student Union, we would have reno- art exhibition and an interactive es, and it’s probable we may never be
now. One might think its reoccurring
vated buildings, near the picturesque display from the UNF Printmaking able to decipher Motherwell’s commu-
nature would drive me mad, but I like
Hemming Plaza downtown, whose Guild. Free prints were custom-made nications.
to think it keeps me on track.
walls told stories of our city’s past, by students and available to all free of Perhaps the ultimate goal of many
Which matters more: where I am or
while we studied how to better our charge. artists or the greatest compliment is
where I am going?
city’s future. Twenty-five to have their work displayed in a mu-
Life’s very nature leaves us vulner-
Alas, I cannot faculty members seum. For the next few months, our
able to every breeze and raindrop.
rework past po- will have their fellow classmates and professors will
Therefore, it seems impossible to april Schulhauser
litical decisions. work displayed un- have their creations on display in the
make an accurate observation of any Asst. Features Editor
Yet I do prideful- til Jan. 3, 2010, ac- MOCA for all to absorb.
earthly item until it has completed its
ly commend the companying Robert So, here we are. Not really close
relatively recent Motherwell’s work, to the beach, or downtown, or the
To find out where you’re going, you
absorption of a collection of ab- river, just conveniently located in the
first have to know where you are. The
the Museum of stract expressions middle of nowhere. Thankfully we’ve
best way to see where you are is to
Contemporary with encrypted expanded our borders to MOCA,
critique where you came from.
Art by our ever-growing university A . messages and revolutionary ideals. broke out of our “1 UNF Drive,
This is the dilemma I faced whilst
little bit of gas money later, students UNF art and design Professor John Pleasantville.” Maybe we don’t know
standing and reminiscing in the
need to take advantage of their new Hutcheson learned from and worked where we’re going next, but that’s just
same room previous UNF students
“cultural resource.” After all, we paid with Motherwell before his passing. the beauty of life. We can only go up
had come to for class decades be-
for it, didn’t we? Hutcheson explained the mystery be- from here.
fore. There had been an idea thrown
As MOCA rushes to include the hind many unique markings themed
around in the past to move part of E-mail april Schulhauser at
UNF Osprey in their logos, this city’s throughout many of Motherwell’s
our university’s campus to down- firstname.lastname@example.org.
largest university is finally finding its pieces.
town Jacksonville. Imagine the
way on our map of downtown...’bout He created his own secret language,
LETTERS To ThE EDIToR
Fredrickson’s corner UNF nature trails
Dear Editor, increasing off shore oil drilling; Dear Editor,
I have been reading the Spinnaker over the years the Wildlife with nature in a peaceful environ-
should Crist do nothing or should
since my freshman year at UNF for Sanctuary has received many ques- ment. It is not intended as a recre-
he attempt to generate revenue any
one prominent reason. Local newspa- tions about why bike riding is not al- ation area, although passive, non-in-
way possible? Even in the piece on
pers tend to focus on local issues that lowed on the nature trails. of course, vasive activities (like hiking, kayaking
Ted Kennedy’s passing, Fredrickson
are not covered by large press com- this is a legitimate question for and bird-watching) are allowed.
takes time to demean conservatives
panies and high power news outlets. students to ask when they are look- Third, professors and students use
while praising a bi-partisan senator.
This is why I find every article written ing for fun things to do on campus. the Wildlife Sanctuary for conducting
by Josh Fredrickson in the Discourse however, the Wildlife Sanctuary is research, and as an outdoor class-
Fredrickson is 3/3 of liberal regur-
section to be laughable. Is the primarily a research, education and room. allowing bikers to ride on the
gitation, is he going to make it 4/4
Discourse section an open forum for low-impact recreation area. Thus, trails would certainly disrupt ongoing
and make The New York Times proud.
Fredrickson to assault conservatives there are a few issues to consider biological research.
Please Spinnaker for all your readers,
on a large range of issues from their concerning bike riding on the nature Lastly, the construction of the trails
give the full page article assignments
political agendas to their personal trails. are not designed to handle bikes.
to the other Discourse writers. They
lives while offering zero constructive First, the trails are here as a sanc- Consider blind spots, and the poten-
offer interesting information and
criticism or insight into the reasoning tuary for wildlife in a primarily urban tial danger bikes pose to anyone,
opinions that actually seem to be
behind their political actions? area. at UNF we are very lucky to including children and the elderly,
independent thought as opposed to
Is he going to offer fact-based in- have approximately 900 acres of di- hiking on the trails. Moreover, we
same brain washed trash talkers.
formation or any citing in his “work”? verse Wild Florida habitat. as the city often have school groups ranging
Sorry Fredrickson, maybe you
In his most recent article, Fredrickson of Jacksonville grows, the habitats from 60 to 100 walking the trails.
should take your own advice and get
slams Gov. Crist by blaming him for for animals shrink. hence, all of us in also, bikes cause serious erosion to
“some extra tanning” outside, where
all of Florida’s economic problems. the UNF community should do what the nature trails. and our funding can
you might see not everyone is as far
Perhaps Fredrickson should explain we can to help protect the Wildlife only support repair to boardwalks
left as you are.
how Charlie Crist solely is responsible Sanctuary for future generations of and foot trails. If you have any more
for defaulting home loans and drop- plants and animals. questions please give the Wildlife
ping real estate prices. Junior, mechanical Engineering Second, the Wildlife Sanctuary is Sanctuary office a call at 620-5951.
he also mocks Crist’s efforts to a place for UNF students and the sur-
stimulate the failing economy by rounding community to get in touch UNF Wildlife Sanctuary
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Wednesday, sePtember 23, 2009 ExPRESSIoNS Page 13
Entertaining Osprey chases comedic dream
Benjamin Wallis showcases his comedy troupe’s work with over 100 YouTube subscribers
by josh fredrickson — and comedian Demetri getting a lot of people’s stuff
senior staffer Martin as some of his influ- out there, but it’s almost a
ences. Though Wallis has win-lose proposition because
When he’s not serving up been interested in comedy there is so much out there
the ethereal sustenance of his whole life, he first began that it fades into the white
the Jacksonville Beach hall- writing and performing skits noise, ‘cause it’s over-satu-
mark Angie’s Subs, senior near the end of his senior rated,” Wallis said.
philosophy major Benjamin year in high school. Though Wallis may find
Wallis is searching out come- Wallis and Eric Dennis are the information super-
dic stardom. the mainstays of BabyGuys, highway to be an imperfect
Wallis has written, direct- which has been around for a conduit for delivering his
ed and starred in Internet little over a year, Wallis said. punchlines, he says there
videos as part of the sketch Several of Wallis’ friends aren’t many other options
comedy troupe, BabyGuys; round out the performers in for a would-be comedian in
does stand-up comedy; and BabyGuys’ videos, including Jacksonville.
was cast in commercials for an appearance from local am- “There isn’t much to do
Krystal’s and the Florida bient rock virtuoso Jonathan in Jacksonville, not many
Lottery, among other multi- Berlin of the Sunbears! strong clubs,” he said.
media ventures, he said. (formerly of Bernard). Wallis graduates from UNF
“You know how some par- BabyGuys has over 100 sub- in December and plans on ac-
ents make their kids become scribers on YouTube and tively chasing his dream — he
doctors or lawyers? Well, my their most popular video — a has already secured the ser-
parents are making me be- shout-out to youth ministers vices of an agent.
come a comedian,” Wallis said called “Youth miniStarZ” You can check out Wallis’
Wallis has been interested — has registered more than work on YouTube or MySpace
in the funny biz for as long 35,000 views. by searching for BabyGuys.
as he remembers and hopes “[YouTube] is a platform Don’t hesitate to tell them
to someday make a living which we have a lot planned what you really think.
out of making people laugh. for in the next year or two, as “We love to hear feedback,
“When I was growing up, my we will be posting a lot more as long as it’s positive and
dad would watch [Saturday videos,” Wallis said. everybody loves it,” Wallis
Night Live] with me. That’s While the Internet pro- said.
actually my ultimate goal [to vides a relatively cheap and
become an SNL cast mem- efficient vehicle for joke-ped-
ber],” Wallis said. dling practitioners, it isn’t E-mail Josh Frederickson
Wallis listed current SNL exactly a problem-free pana- firstname.lastname@example.org.
cast member Andy Samberg, cea for aspiring comedians
writers Jorma Taccone and struggling to find an audi-
Akiva Schaffer — who col- ence, he said.
lectively comprise the com- “YouTube is great, and the
edy troupe The Lonely Island Internet is responsible for
Page 14 ExPRESSIoNS Wednesday, sePtember 23, 2009
Spinnaker gives away tickets to Decemberists’ show
The latest release by alternative rock band sends uniform music into the air
by kim nelson can’t skip to a track arbitrarily on their rather 2D album.
assistant neWs editor this one like on “Her Majesty” or Now on to the good part — The
“Picaresque.” Each track, in an Spinnaker will be providing a stu-
You know when a fresh-faced individual sense, beholds some dent (plus one) with the chance to
child, purely innocent, gets weakness, they just don’t seem to witness the group sink or swim in
burned by the world’s malicious stand strong on their own. Every our grand ticket give-a-way!
side in some fashion — per- song has the same air, the same E-mail Kim Nelson
haps a broken heart — and then emotions, the same sounds. email@example.com.
they’re just never the same? Although Colin’s idiosyncratic
Their simple qualities turn sea shanty vocabulary mirrored
complex — their air of sunshine that of previous albums (serious- The gist: There will be a
turns gray and jaded, their dy- ly, where did he learn of subjects two-hour window Friday,
namic grows big and strong. like “barrow boys,” not in high Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1
Well, the Decemberists weren’t school English, that’s for sure), p.m. when you may swing by
exactly a child, but they used to their musical delivery reflects The Spinnaker’s office in the
taste like summer, and in their that of quasi-metal and progres- Student Union Building 58E,
latest album “The Hazards of sive rock — if you will — laced room 2209.
Love,” I can hardly detect even with super muddy guitar riffs, You’ll be asked to com-
one dried-up strawberry seed. Two ospreys could snag a chance to catch Colin and crew in St. Augustine. eerie strings and boulder-like plete some lyrics from a ran-
In the spirit of the Portland- percussion. Another obvious ad- dom Decemberists song, and
based group’s Sept. 29 show with questions answered, I cannot re- that it would be better as a rock dition I must mention would have if you’re the first to get up
Laura Viers at the St. Augustine lay the descriptive specifics of the album. The album takes listeners to be that of some major guest vo- there and finish the words
Amphitheatre, we thought a upcoming show’s set(s), theater through a scene-by-scene account cals including Shara Worden of successfully, congratulations;
preview would be appropriate. props or Query’s opinion of an of dense, whimsical, spine-chill- My Brightest Diamond and Jim the tickets are all yours.
However, the morning I was sup- Osprey, so I’ll just stick to com- ing archetypal love involving a James of My Morning Jacket. This is going down in a
posed to interview bassist Nate menting on their latest album. beautiful woman, a shape-shifting Hoping for magnificent props, first-come, first served basis.
Query his manger called and “The Hazards of Love,” young man, an evil rake and a be- full costume and make-up and E-mail features@unfspin-
claimed that Query was just too released March 24, is the grudging forest queen. hopefully pyrotechnics (maybe naker.com if you have any
worn out for a quick phone Q&A Decemberists’ fifth album. Obviously their most concrete I’m shooting too high, but I love questions prior (except which
and decided to cancel the interview Initially intended to be a musi- and conceptual album to date, fire), I’m betting the live execu- songs are being quizzed;
with the measly “college paper.” cal production, frontman Colin it only really makes sense when tion of “The Hazards of Love” that would just be cheating).
Not being able to have my Meloy realized halfway through .
experienced in its entirety You will be more substantial than
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CaLENDaR oF EVENTS
Thursday, Sept. 24
four squared exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., bldg. 2, art gallery Monday, Sept. 28
robert motherwell: Lost in form, found in Line, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., moCa Celebrations of Women in the arts film festival, 8 p.m., bldg. 58W, auditorium
art of teaching: Unf art design faculty showcase, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., moCa
Unf opera ensemble — school show, 10:30 a.m., robinson theater
Poetry night, 8 p.m., boathouse
savage Love Live, 8 to 9:30 p.m., bldg. 58W, ballroom
Tuesday, Sept. 29
decemberists concert (contest available), 7:15 p.m., st. augustine amphitheater
Library exhibit: faculty and staff Publications 06-09,
Friday, Sept. 25 special Collections reading room
safety abroad, 2 to 4 p.m., bldg. 58W, rm. 3806
friday Lounge, 2 to 4 p.m., bldg. 9, rm. 2507
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Saturday, Sept. 26 market day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., bldg. 58
Healthy osprey Heart ‘n sole Walking team: start! Heart Walk,
Quit smoking now, 12 to 1 p.m., bldg. 3. rm. 1201
8 to 11 a.m., metro Park
UPd semi-annual auction, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., student Union Plaza
naba seminar, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., bldg. 58W, rm. 3601
Unlocking your Potential, 3:30 to 5 p.m., bldg. 58W, rm. 3605
Women empowerment group, 6 to 7:30 p.m., bldg. 3, rm. 1201
Sunday, Sept. 27
access Church service, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., fine arts Center, Lazzara
french film, 3 to 5 p.m., bldg. 50, rm. 1202
Horoscopes by The Spinnaker Sisterhood of the Celestial Skylines
Polish up them specs, Ar- Remember the smell of Gem, according to The So that spat with your
ies. Make sure you keep a fresh pack of crayons, Weather Channel, skies old-time bud is due to
your eyes peeled extra Taurus? Let that same are gonna be downright smooth over in just a few
thin-like this week. Take waxy, vibrant creativity stormy this week. Invest days, Cancer. The key in
a harder look at those take hold of this week’s in some stylish galoshes this situation is caving
ripples in the St. Johns reigns through your to help you better romp — or at least the illusion
River next time you’re laundry list of mundane around in the porary ponds of caving. Although you
crossing the bridge (that chores. Try tossing a sure to form around cam- might be feeling rather
March 21 - April 19 is, if you’re a passenger, April 20 - May 20 sock-full of lavender or May 21 - June 21 pus. If you decide to go June 22 - July 22 steady in your previous
we don’t want to go ad- some other pleasantly against the whole rain stance, you need to toss
vocating any car crashes odoriferous bits in with boots gig, perhaps a poncho is more up that aside and act like you don’t care. Or
here). You might just catch the tip of the your clothes whilst drying. Try galloping your alley No poncho? OK. Fine. Cut some
. rather, tip-toe around the sore subject
horn of a majestic narwhal or some other down the produce aisles in Winn-Dixie. slits in the side of a garbage bag and maybe and just go for a hug.
creature from below. Magic is afloat. Maybe adopt a bike whistle to accompany a head hole. Good luck.
your morning commute. Add some flair to
Vitamin up, Leo. Your Lawn work might not Night driving can be relax- Have you been harness-
shaky, pansy immune be the top of your pops, ing, for sure. Try cruising ing all of that primo focus
system is a bright red tar- Virgo, but maybe this is your neighborhood with of yours on just one prob-
get for intercepting some the time for you to get your windows down and let ,
lem lately Scorpio? If you
grotesque virus courtesy a-raking. Take hold of your hair blow beneath the struggle over one problem
of a slobbered-on water a gardening project and blanket of stars, Libra. Get too long, your outlook will
fountain this week. It prob- nurture some Floridian your mind to reflect the qui- become stale and stagnant.
ably won’t be anything as flora into fruition (or just et calm of the moon-soaked Break up brainstorming
July 23 - Aug. 22 irksome as H1N1, but even Aug. 23 - Sept. 22 try to say that five times Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 asphalt twisting down Oct. 23 - Nov. 21 sessions with occasional
a serious case of ferocious fast). Make buddies with some rural highway; nag- catnaps and apple juice
sneezing could leave you in the dust as far the earthworms. The simple act of tend- ging concerns will sit on reflection periods. Maybe wander around
as classes and social responsibilities go. ing to an everyday project like this will hold for a moment. Just be sure to crank up your neighborhood for a bit and breath
Load up on your citrus intake. Scurvy is keep you grounded in at least two ways. something more acoustic-y and mellow as some outside air. Not only will it refresh
on the loose, sailor. opposed to creep-out death metal. Unless, your point of view, it’ll help keep you in tip-
of course, that’s more your jam. top physical shape.
Lost the pep in your step, Give up, Cap. The foxy boy Stop beating yourself up “I live for the weekends”
Sag? So it’s not that lack or girl you’ve been chasing over the past, Aquarius. is more than just a T-shirt
of somethin’ somethin’ all over this puddle-ridden Relationships end for a slogan, Pisces — it’s your
in your life adding some campus totally isn’t worth reason. And it’s a sci- motto. Carry it on by liv-
drag to your waltz? Right. it. Trust us, if you do fi- entific fact that as soon ing it up Friday morning
Ever try socks? They work nally snag the attention of as you break things off through Sunday night and
wonders for protecting your this gorgeous creature, you with someone, they im- be certain to not leave any-
precious heels from un- will find what we already mediately appear sexier. thing out because before
Nov. 22 - Dec. 21 sightly and tremendously Dec. 22 - Jan. 19 know is there — a totally Jan. 20 - Feb. 18 Especially if they are Feb. 19 - March 20 you know it, Monday morn-
painful blisters. Don’t be empty noggin. All they are already parading around ing will arrive and life will
ashamed of your cotton is a shell of hotness. Some with a new slice. Keep in suck again. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen,
foot-protectors, either. Choose something lusts are better left a fantasy . mind that at one point, this was exactly or your school week will be more miserable
bright to peek from your shoesies. what you wanted. than usual.
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Mothers nurture artwork, gallery showcases their
Artists’ children contribute to their pieces, celebrate fall gallery opening
by emily hartfort years old, ran, jumped, yelled perspective,” displaying artist features a series of three large oil The works range from oil
ContribUting Writer and rolled around under the ta- Ashley Waldvogel said. “It’s all paintings of her daughter, who paintings to collages, photo-
ble, making for a fittingly loud about them and being confront- adorned the images of herself graphs to shadow boxes. The
Chaos. Romping, boisterous, and lively occasion. ed with that constant change, with bright-colored “nail polish” clever creators incorporate fire
perpetual chaos. Not exactly the Between dishes, laundry, gro- and trying to hold on to this, and Japanese cartoon characters. engines, berries, greeting cards,
typical mood for an art gallery. cery shopping, preparing food, here, now.” UNF junior and graphic de- cut-up children’s art, the ABCs,
But maybe that’s because an art driving the kids around and Time is not the only battle sign major and gallery assistant etched glass and much more.
gallery isn’t a typical place for a all the other responsibilities of these mothers face, they also Barbara Georges was busy serv- The art is not only fun for the
gaggle of rugrats. motherhood, these four remark- struggle with the idea of perfec- ing wine and beer (for free) to eyes to play with — it gives the
The first UNF Gallery of Art able women somehow found tion. the guests. mind a more tangible encounter
opening was Sept. 17 this semes- personal time for creativity. “We all want to be perfect “I like the concept of mother- with the hectic and miraculous
ter, featuring the works of four “I paint on the weekends mothers to our children,” art- hood as a subject,” Georges said. nature of existence.
artist-mothers from Savannah. and sometimes in the morn- ist-mother Melinda Schawel “It is almost excluded in art.” The exhibition will be on
The subject of their exhibition ing,” Linette Dubois, one of the said. “But that is an impossible Travis Flack, a UNF senior pho- display until Oct 16. in the
“Four Squared” focuses on their artist-mothers said. “I have to task. We have to recognize and tography major, also showed his University Gallery, Building 2.
experiences making art amidst squeeze it in whenever I can.” accept our imperfections.” appreciation for the exhibition.
the madness of raising young Having their time so divided Artist Atsuko Smith not only “They have a very different E-mail Emily Hartfort
children — all of which were in has taught these women a lot chose her five-year-old daugh- approach to portraying similar firstname.lastname@example.org.
attendance. The seven children, about living in the moment. ter as her subject but also as her lives,” Flack said. “It is a very
ranging in age from two to five “It puts time in a different collaborator. Smith’s exhibition eclectic mix of styles.”
details his struggle with the evil inside him and sychophant glorification of The
Bible. Perhaps the most disturbing thing about this song pumping through your car
when it’s just you is the unarguable honesty and urgency in Johnston’s voice. If you
totally can’t duck this song whilst driving alone at 3 a.m., make a serious effort to
miss the last 20 or so seconds when he positively sobs, “SATAN! SATAN! SATAN!” It’s
impossible to drive with a settled stomach after that.
“The End” by Nico
Originally a Doors tune, Nico stretched the song to a whopping nine-plus-minute
epic. It details a really dismal, nightmarish apocalypse (so it makes sense that it was
used in the “Apocalypse Now” film score) and some guy murdering his dad and raping
his mom. Cheerful, right? This German model-person really nails the sinister air of
it during her legendary June 1, 1974 performance (from her album “June 1st, 1974”
with Kevin Ayers, Brian Eno and John Cale) with her ethereal, brooding vocals and
suggestive harmonium. Apparently Doors fans totally hate this cover, but it really is
quite good under any other circumstances than the previously mentioned one.
“Fresh Blood” by Eels
Pipin’ hot from their latest release, “Hombre Loco,” E and crew brew up a tale of
blood-suckers with funky percussion and loungey guitar licks. Normally, this one
would qualify as an absolutely killer dance party number, but should you find your-
self on your own navigating the already-malevolent streets of Arlington under next-
to-no streetlights, resist the urge to pump it. Trust me. The foreboding synthesizers
pulsating like nervous hands on a stick-shift have quite the knack for yanking your
imagination in all the wrongs ways ... all the way home.
Top Five Ditties to Dodge
“Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Iron Maiden
Whilst Driving Alone at 3 a.m. Metal can melt your face off, everyone knows that, but what about its ability to make
you pee your pants? Oh, check. Iron Maiden brings you teetering to that point in the
An acquaintance in high school once told me, “If a song I could see myself dying to 13 minutes and 45 seconds it takes for this rocking saga to engage your full peripheral
comes on while I’m driving, I shut it off immediately This thought has swam through through both driver and passenger windows (don’t forget the windshield, too, Ace).
my noodle for many moons now, and I still retain the notion that he was onto something. Roughly a third of the way into the song, the dueling guitars from Hell drip away in
There is certainly a set of songs to avoid listening to whilst behind the wheel. And then a sizzling cymbal fade, and then, a voice that a coworker describes as “the voice of
there is a set to evade whilst cruising solo-style in the obscenely early morning. You know Satan” seeps in reciting whispered, terrifying accounts of “lumps.” And then the op-
the feeling a few pipe organs or a growl hops each hair follicle to attention on the back era — I mean, the mariner — sets sail again down the ink-black waters of the Spooky
of your neck while you’re snaking through dark, desolate streets? Yep. For whatever rea- Sea and hopefully never during your nighttime commute.
son you might find yourself meandering roadways at such an unholy hour stag — well,
regardless, the same feelings are likely to be evoked. Lucky for you, I decided to save
you from this creep-out scenario by arranging a bouquet of Top Five Ditties to Dodge
Whilst Driving Alone at 3 a.m. (or Whilst Being Home Alone While Your Roommates Are “What’s He Building in There?” by Tom Waits
in Portland and Your Cat Has Tendencies to Stare at Nothing for Way Too Long) in the
most philanthropic way Plus, Halloween’s coming up and this is kind of scary stuff ... I will be the first person to tell you that Waits is a mad genius, pretty much brilliant and
yeah? In semi-random order, you must avoid: perfect in every way. In addition to his phenomenal songwriting, he can sure whip up
a good spoken-word narrative ... which is exactly what this is. Waits’ crackly voice ac-
companied by only sparse piano and found noises like ambient kazoos, creaking boards
“Don’t Play Cards With Satan” by Daniel Johnston and field recordings curiously poking at the mystery of a sleuth neighbor, particularly
what he’s building in there. Definitely don’t dare to rattle this one if you, like Sir Waits,
have peculiar inhabitants cowering suspiciously in your neighborhood.
We already all know Johnston is a little less sane than the average Joe (thanks, “The
Devil and Daniel Johnston” doc). The Austinite’s eerily and harshly strummed song Compiled by beca Grimm.
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Recipe Rave: Garlicky Garlic Hummus
A quick, cheap how-to on crafting a delicious yet healthy nosh
by lianne bronzo cucumbers, carrots or crackers. You can
ContribUting Writer get creative by spreading it on a bagel or
whole wheat toast for a hearty breakfast.
In America, hummus can be found in
Hummus is a traditional dip descend- the deli section of grocery stores for about
ing from the Middle East. Its popular- $4 for a small tub of Sabras or Athenos
ity has increased internationally and the hummus. As a college student and pro-
dish is consumed by people around the fessional penny pincher, I make my own
world. Consisting of mostly garbanzo hummus for less than one dollar a pop.
beans, hummus is a nutritious snack that This fool-proof recipe is doable for even
is high in protein, iron and fiber. It’s also those who always manage to set some-
a healthy alternative to fattening spinach thing on fire while cooking. Whip up a
or ranch dips. Hummus is mainly con- batch of hummus five minutes before a
sumed as a dip for pita chips, pita bread, pot luck party and you’re golden.
Enjoyed warm or cold, hummus is a great alternative to high-calorie cheese dips.
Garlicky Garlic Hummus Equipment: Tips: your Sabras addiction, smooth out the tex-
Food processor This recipe is flexible and fun to ex- ture with a bit more olive oil. Try out soy
Ingredients: Can opener periment with. Roasted red peppers, arti- bean or canola oil, too, as they’re pretty
1 can of garbanzo beans (aka chick peas) chokes, sun-dried tomatoes and jalapeño good at smoothing these situations over.
2 tablespoons lemon juice Process: peppers are some other popular twists If you want to avoid vampires or peo-
2 tablespoons tahini (found in most grocery 1. Peel garlic and toss it into the food pro- easily executed. You can also experiment ple trying to give you smooches, use gar-
stores in the ethnic food aisle and in Indian cessor. Flip the switch and let the process with a variety of spices and herbs such lic olive oil. Mmm, garlic.
grocery stores for cheap in bulk) pulverize it a bit. as cumin, cayenne pepper, basil, cilantro Be sure to stir the tahini prior to scoop-
¼ teaspoons salt 2. Drain about ¼ cup of juice from gar- or oregano. ing out those tablespoons. Like natural
2 cloves of garlic banzo bean can into food processor. Dispose I opt out on the olive oil because I peanut butter, the natural oils separate.
Parsley (a sprig or so should do the trick) of the rest of the juice. prefer my hummus to be coarse and full
2 tablespoon olive oil (optional) 3. Add the rest of the ingredients. of texture without the added calories. If
Garlic powder (optional) 4. Blend until smooth. you want to attempt to imitate the Sabras E-mail Lianne bronzo
Lemon pepper (optional) brand hummus to inexpensively satisfy firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review: Little Theatre Jacksonville volunteers keep drama theater alive
Age-old San Marco theater demonstrates “The Importance of Being Earnest: a Trivial Comedy for Serious People”
by april schulhauser kicking, despite economic times. ,
19th century yet Tracy Olin man-
assistant featUres editor Instead of reenacting scenes from ages to wear two hats as costume
"Grease" and "Annie" like the designer and box office manager
Alhambra, Theatre Jacksonville for Theatre Jacksonville.
To work for free, you must pos- caters to a more mature, pensive However, not all UNF students
sess a true die-hard passion for the audience who can appreciate, for enjoyed this particular produc-
end result you expect. And when example, the subtle wit and cyni- tion. UNF senior psychology
you love what you do, it exemplifies cism of Oscar Wilde or even origi- major Brecken Baggs has been
itself through excellence. nal dramatic literature by local involved with drama and theater
Perhaps this is the secret playwrights. for over a decade.
of distinction for Theatre Undoubtedly there is much to "I kind of expected more from
Jacksonville, a volunteer-based be learned from bouncy, fire-head- community theater, more from
community theater whose quality ed Annie, but a more intellectu- their acting," she said, mentioning
productions have kept the crowds ally exhilarating performance is examples of actors turning their
coming back since the first cur- usually more appealing to univer- backs to the audience and an inad-
tain-rising in 1938. sity students. equate background set.
Based in the heart of San Directed by George Ballis, the All students can attend the fi-
Marco, proudly boasting the title current running production until nal dress rehearsal for main stage
"Little Theatre" above its entrance, Oct. 4, "The Importance of Being productions for $2. Regular ticket
Theatre Jacksonville's mission is Earnest," by Wilde is the opti- prices begin at $20 for students
to "create opportunities for com- mal example, proving that when with an ID, and student "rush tick-
PHoTo | TyLEr NormaN
munity participation in theatre something is good, it will endure. ets for $10" are available the day of
artists," according to its Web site. As Wilde's biting and radical dra- the performance on Thursdays and
All productions are the epitome of ma survived centuries, Theatre Sundays.
community involvement as many Jacksonville, founded in 1919, is fol- Thanks to their production part-
working hands come together, cre- lowing suit. ner, the River Branch Foundation,
ating a performance where less Overflowing with satire and Theatre Jacksonville remains
than perfection is never an option. double entendres, this comedy Theater Jacksonville offers an alternative to the now-defunct Alhambra. Florida's longest running commu-
Since the surprise suspension depicts the story of two men who nity theater, featuring their 90th
in August of all performances by lead a double life and blame their actors, one in particular deserved self-righteousness, perfectly suiting season of productions.
the Alhambra Dinner Theatre, escape from social obligations on roses thrown at her feet before the her character. With continued donations and
Jacksonville traditionalists have alternate personalities. curtain took its final fall: Harolyn The set design was simple, yet volunteers from Jacksonville lo-
few options left when desiring to From their Sept. 18 performance, Sharpe who played Lady Bracknell, sufficient, focusing the audience's cals, this Little Theatre's curtains
break free of the mundane din- it was obvious the actors had medi- the disapproving mother of the de- attention more toward the amusing will continue to rise.
ner-and-a-movie date. Thankfully, tated on and devoured their scripts, sired Gwendolen. Her performance dialogue and meticulous costumes.
the work of this non-profit or- as each line was emoted clearly , convinced viewers she was merely It's almost unbelievable to think E-mail april Schulhauser
ganization is keeping the tra- precisely and most importantly , living, and not acting at all, as each one person could customize such email@example.com.
dition of live theater alive and with passion. Out of all the talented word was conveyed with confident elegant fashion designs of the late
Wednesday, sePtember 23, 2009 SPoRTS Page 19
Fans offered less free options
A-Sun TV limits viewing options to attending games, delayed or payed coverage
CoUrTESy oLE miSS mEDia rELaTioNS
An Atlantic Sun Conference cameraman watches a UNF volleyball’s match against USC Upstate Sept. 19. The A-Sun has changed the cost and coverage of the games.
by heather furey some major home games. Head said the athletics department took casts are available to UNF students
assistant sPorts editor Their goal is to play all the men’s bas- away that privilege this year, and now through A-Sun TV. Individual games cost
ketball away games, according to Osprey home games can only be replayed after a $5.99, or monthly or yearly subscriptions
For those who love to breathe, eat and TV Program Director Matt Head. match has already ended. are available for $9.99 and $69.99, respec-
watch UNF sporting events, you’re in “A-Sun has provided us with an ac- “A concern we had is if all the games tively. All covered events can be viewed
luck. The away games, along with a few count, and through that account we can were played live, then a lot of students at asun.tv.
of the home games, will be broadcast on gain access to the games,” Head said. might not come to the games,” Wuerth Osprey TV is working on acquiring
Osprey TV through a partnership with “Without a doubt, I think this will bring said. “But we are excited about working an off-campus channel for commuter stu-
A-Sun TV and the UNF athletic depart- in more people to watch the games.” with Osprey TV and having the games dents and other Osprey fans, but right
ment. Osprey TV is always available on broadcasted. It’s just another step in now they can only be viewed on UNF
“We want students to come and sup- channel 118 in the dorms. However, UNF the rejuvenation of the athletic depart- property. As of now, off-campus viewing
port the teams and really cheer for Athletics’ marketing and media team ment.” can only occur through A-Sun TV.
them,” Assistant Athletic Director for in addition with Athletic Director Lee Osprey TV is also looking forward to A-Sun TV will broadcast more than
Media Relations Jeff Wuerth said. “With Moon, will decide where else on campus bringing the UNF games back on their 100 regular season UNF sporting events
the games being broadcast, they will students can enjoy the televised games. network, Head said. After completing throughout the 2009-2010 school year, in
have a home field advantage.” The details have yet to be finalized, but a survey of 100 students last year, the addition to a number of Atlantic Sun
Certain men’s and women’s soccer Wuerth said the athletics department television station found that UNF sport- Conference Championships.
and basketball games, along with volley- and Osprey TV are thinking of hosting ing events were considered their second “This is especially exciting because
ball, softball and baseball will be shown away game parties at the Boathouse in most popular programming, and they it’s our first year as a Division I pro-
on Osprey TV. The student television sta- the Student Union. want to do anything they can to bring in gram,” Wuerth said. “We have some re-
tion will build a schedule and will broad- Although this year, only away games more viewers. ally great games coming up this year and
cast live any away games they choose. will be broadcast live, Osprey TV has If you are not on campus and want to can’t wait to see how the men’s basketball
In addition, Osprey TV will replay shown real-time home games in the past. watch a UNF match, live Internet Web season turns out with Matt Driscoll.”
When to watch?
Continue to check unfspinnaker.com for up-to-date information
of which games can be viewable on osprey TV and a-Sun TV, as
well as game previews and blog coverage of future UNF athletic events.
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heather furey april schulhauser chad smith josh fredrickson
assistant sports editor assistant features editor graphic designer senior staffer
Question 1: Michael Brown, UNf’s assistant women’s field coach, won his fourth javelin title in the 18th world Masters Athletics
Championship in finland. Do you think UNf coaches bring a lot of experience to the table?
I plead the fifth on this question. But They better be. Otherwise, they shouldn’t In the end, athletes have more to gain What kind of experience are we
it would be nice if they brought some be teaching our athletes. from their experience and make UNF a talking about here? Experience
food to the table, those games get better school athletically. does not always equate to excel-
pretty long. lence.
Question 2: the University of florida Gators football team was able to silence the tennessee Volunteers after several preseason
altercations between the two teams. Are the Gators an unstoppable force on their way to another national championship?
I wish somebody would silence the Ga- I just hope this season is more suspense- I like the Gators to win it and hope the I wouldn’t say the Gators exactly
tors, they are so obnoxious. They get ful than last, when the Gators destroyed best for them since this is Tebow’s last silenced the Vols on Saturday — I was
upset when they don’t win by a mass everyone. No one likes a bully. year to go out on top. However, I think expecting domination from St. Timothy
amount of points. I am waiting for Tebow they will have a tough fight against LSU and Co. I do think, however, that the
to cry when he loses this year. in two weeks. only team that’s going to beat the Ga-
tors is the Gators.
Question 3: Basketball player LeBron James recently released a book and had mobs of fans waiting and camping outside Borders for his
autograph. would you wait hours for an autograph from your favorite player? If so, who would it be?
Nobody is that important to wait Definitely not. Just buy a game ticket, Derek Jeter hands down. He is the No. Autographs are overrated. Hugs
outside for an autograph. The only don’t be so cheap! epitome of what a sports athlete is and handshakes are what it’s all about.
thing I would wait in line for is a Ford supposed to be: selfless, charismatic
Mustang. and most of all, clutch when it mat-
Question 4: the Pittsburgh Pirates have not had a winning season in 17 years. Is there a point where even the most loyal fans have to
NEVER EVER! I will follow the Tampa Bay Pittsburgh fans need to turn their at- You mean the same Pirates who trad- I would imagine that it’s incredibly de-
Lightning to the end of the earth. Hell tention to the Steelers. 1-1 can only get ed away all of their players to shed pressing to be a Pirates fan, or a Royals
will freeze over before they win a game better! payroll? Down from the 30 million fan, for that matter. Both teams could
though. they had before? The Pirates are an be aptly described as AAAA ballclubs.
embarrassment to American sports. If you are a true fan, though, you must
keep the faith.
Compiled by Heather Furey.
ThE GoRE REPoRT
Baseball playoffs a clear but undecided picture
As the calendar enters the last every year they are looked over But if you’re not the risk taker
week of September, almost all of the because they are a West Coast team and want to bet on a favorite, the
MLB’s playoff spots are spoken for. Josh Gore and don’t find themselves on ESPN Phillies are the way to go. Despite
The Yankees and the Red Sox find Staff Writer every night, like Boston or New the fact that no player on the team
themselves back in the postseason, York. has a .300 batting average, they are
while it is highly unlikely that any The Dodgers fans can chant clutch, and their pitching staff is
of the three teams near Jacksonville Mannywood all they want, but they dominant.
will have an October game. need to think twice if they think But altogether, the difference
Atlanta and Florida are not yet Nonetheless, it should be interest- they are going to get past the maker for the Phillies is Jimmy
mathematically eliminated, but it’s ing. Phillies. Manny Ramirez is only Rollins. If he gets on base, he can
highly unlikely they will advance; The hype is the Yankees are the one player, and despite his effort. torment a pitcher. His leadoffs
Tampa Bay has already been elimi- team to beat. The Yankees have a Dodgers’ pitching will let the team require many pick off attempts and
nated. lot of talent on their team this year, down in the close games. cause the pitcher to lose focus on
The race that is really heating up that actually has a chance to pan You want a longshot; here you go. the batter.
is in the American League Central out. Their line-up is really pick- The Colarado Rockies — barring Despite the American League
Division. The Detroit Tigers are your-poison with Jeter, A-Rod and a miracle they will make it to the dominance over the National
holding the surging Minnesota Texiera. playoffs. The Rockies don’t seem League in the All-Star Game year
Twins off by 2.5 games. The Twins But it doesn’t matter how many to have much of a chance against after year, the National will bring
have won seven of their last eight, times the Yanks can beat the Rays powerhouses like the Dodgers and home the Commissioner’s Trophy
and they still have four games on or Red Sox in a season; after next Phillies, but anything can happen in this season.
the road against Detroit the last week, everyone is on a clean slate. October. Colorado isn’t even in the
week of the season. So brace your- The team that is going to slip past playoffs yet; they have a four game E-mail Josh Gore at
everyone’s radar is the Los Angeles firstname.lastname@example.org.
self for that one, because I predict lead with a nine game homestand at
that the Twins will come through. Angels. As good a team as they are, Coors Field.
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GAMe of the week
UNF tries to revenge two 2008 shutouts
by john Weidner all three sets. The Eagles ranked conference teams before pick- VoLLEYBaLL
sPorts editor third in the A-Sun preseason ing up their first conference
coaches poll while UNF was win verse USC Upstate Sept. 19. Match verse last year’s #1 team
The UNF volleyball team ranked seventh. However, last year, UNF proved
will have a chance to prove they “I haven’t had a chance to that the team’s pace can change
can compete with one of the do my scouting for them yet, quickly when they opened A-Sun GaME DaY INFoRMaTIoN
best teams in the Atlantic Sun but we’re definitely going to play with four straight wins, but
Conference. be doing a lot to prepare for then finished the season with a
The Ospreys will take on the them,” UNF Head Coach Kevin 9-11 record in the A-Sun. • UNF Arena @ UNF
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, who Campbell said. “They may have “The girls leading this team Sept. 26, 7:00 p.m. vs. Florida Gulf
finished the 2008 season with lost a few key players from last have been on 4-21 teams before Coast University
the best record in the A-Sun (18- year, but that doesn’t mean without a chance to play in the
2), Sept. 26 at the UNF Arena. that’s a good thing.” post-season,” Campbell said.
Although the Eagles finished At time of publication FGCU “They are determined to help WhY To WaTCh?
last season at the top, they were holds second place in the A-Sun lead the team to its highest po-
not able to compete in postsea- standings with a 6-6 overall re- tential.” • Watch the Ospreys play against last
son play because they are still cord, while UNF is in eighth year’s top team.
in the process of transitioning with an 5-6 record overall this E-mail John Weidner at
to Division I. season. email@example.com. • Instead of seeking vengence against an
Last year, UNF fell to the UNF started off A-Sun play enemy or ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, take out
Florida Gulf Coast twice in slow this year, dropping their your frustations for last year’s losses at the game.
A-Sun play — both times losing first three matches against
Ospreys only fare well against one breed of Bulldogs at UNF Tournament
by heather furey UNF wasn’t the only team to make things
assistant sPorts editor happen as the Bulldogs scored a goal in each
half. The first goal was on a call Hamilton
The UNF women’s soccer team came out of would say was offsides as a Citadel player
the Hampton Inn Ponte Vedra Showcase with a crossed over the top behind the Osprey defense
record of 1-1 but not by a lack of an intense fan into the net. The second goal was followed by
base. three consecutive shot attempts on goal. The
Win or lose, the Ospreys had a dedicated ball finally penetrated the goal with persis-
crowd of up to 500 fans at each game this week- tence from the Bulldogs.
end. In the match against Mississippi State, a Another Osprey to score against the
group of young girls had large posters with the Bulldogs was freshman forward Michele
letters UNF in bold writing and waved them Larrinaga, with a shot off of a deflection by the
around. At times they even ran in the bleach- Bulldog’s goalie. The third UNF goal was set up
ers to make sure their team knew they were be- by Swift and handed off to junior midfielder
hind them. Two days later in a match against Lauren Maze later in the second half.
The Citadel, all you were able to see is a sea of “This match was a great confidence builder
umbrellas on the blazing hot day . as we move into conference play next week,”
“I am very proud of the way the team played Hamilton said.
throughout the tournament. We were able to The not-so-favorite part of the tournament
turn things around for us later on in the week- for UNF was the game against the Mississippi
end,” Head Coach Linda Hamilton said. State Bulldogs, as they lost 1-0 Sept. 18.
Of course the young fan base wouldn’t have UNF had a strong defensive line in the first
missed day two either, yelling “Go Ospreys” half as the Bulldogs were unable to put points
as the team walked off the field with a win. up on the board. Trapping the ball and control-
Coming out of game two with a 4-2 win against ling it in the air was a good component UNF
The Citadel Bulldogs Sept. 20 at Hodges had throughout the game.
Stadium, UNF gained some much needed con- “I don’t see this as a loss. It was a great game
fidence. from both teams, and it was aggressive on both
Early in the game, things were out of the sides,” Hamilton said.
ordinary in the back for the Ospreys as sopho- A player who really showed up to win was
more goalie Brittany Hahn led her team while goalie Rachael Howard, as she made numerous
first string senior goalie Rachael Howard sat saves to keep UNF in the game. The Bulldogs
out with a minor injury . had six shots on net and six corner kicks in the
Senior forward Katelin Swift also led her first half alone, keeping Howard wide awake.
team on the field, as she scored two goals in the One of the saves was against Bulldogs for-
first half. The first goal involved sliding the ball ward Kat Walsh’s breakaway as Howard slid at
through the Bulldog’s defense into the goal, her feet and stole the ball. Howard threw her-
and the second goal was off of a header from self on top of the ball many times to prevent
senior midfielder Kristin Rhodes. the Bulldogs from adding points to their score.
“It was really exciting to score two goals Even with Howard’s efforts, however, just
this game,” Swift said. “The team’s main goal minutes into the second half the Bulldogs
is to work hard at making it to conference.” managed to take an early lead with a shot on
UNF played well as a team throughout the goal just inching past Howard’s reach. UNF
EriK TaNNEr | SPiNNaKEr
match as they made constant opportunities for was unable to even the match out for a win.
each other to score, such as give-and-gos down UNF will now begin their conference play
the field and crossing the ball across the net to and go head-to-head with the East Tennessee
open players waiting to take a swing at the ball ,
State Buccaneers in Johnson City Tenn. Sept.
for a goal. 26.
“I love winning, and I’m proud of the way
the team played on this hot day Hamilton E-mail Heather Furey at
said. “We really stepped up today and made firstname.lastname@example.org. UNF freshman defender Kathryne Husted works past a Citadel defender during a game Sept. 20
things happen.” in which UNF won 4-2.
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Huskies upset over USC sparks ticket sale rise
by bob condotta
tHe seattLe times (mCt) They had the time to do so
after USC called time out follow-
Forty-eight hours later, ing a 7-yard run by Chris Polk on
as Steve Sarkisian and the second down which had followed
Washington Huskies began turn- a 12-yard loss on a sack of Locker
ing the page on one of the big- on first down.
gest wins in school history, the Sarkisian first met with
impact of Saturday’s victory Locker and the two discussed op-
over USC continued to resonate. tions, deciding to combine a set
University officials, for instance, of vertical routes for three re-
said there were more than 600 ceivers with a maximum protec-
tickets season and individual tion blocking scheme up front.
game sold from the end of the “There were a couple of
game to Monday morning. things they had been doing on
“Hopefully we can keep that third and longs we wanted to
excitement and that energy go- hopefully take advantage of,”
ing,” Sarkisian said in his week- Sarkisian said. “I wanted to
ly Monday news conference. make sure we would have great
“That was something we were protection because I knew they
hoping to get accomplished when were going to rush the passer.
we first got going here. I now un- We wanted to make sure we had
derstand it takes a win like this good seven-man protection, that
to really generate that and get if pressure came we could block
it going. I think that’s occurred it. And then we wanted the right
now.” route combination. So we were
And if the 16-13 win over the trying to combine two things to
Trojans truly proves to be the make it happen.”
moment that the Washington Like most of the day, the ex-
program turned around, a great temporaneous play went off
debt will be owed to a play that without a hitch. Kearse, lined up
has no name a pass from Jake in the slot, ran about 10 yards,
Locker that turned into a 21-yard then cut as Locker threw. Kearse
completion to Jermaine Kearse caught the ball and was hit al-
on a third-and-15. most immediately by USC safety
The play snapped from the Will Harris and knocked to the
UW 28-yard line with 3:03 to play ground. But the damage to USC
and Sarkisian didn’t argue that it had been done.
might have been the game’s most “To be totally honest I’ve seen
important. it now a couple of times on TV
Fail there and the Huskies are since it happened and he looked
forced to punt with more than a lot more open on Saturday
enough time for the Trojans to when I was in the pocket than it
mount a winning drive and who did on TV,” Locker said.
knows what happens? Once it From there, The Drive pro-
was completed Kearse was tack- ceeded more orderly. A couple
CoUrTESy oLE miSS mEDia rELaTioNS
led at the UW 49 the momentum, of runs designed to take time
as well as the field position, had off the clock and ensure USC
shifted for good. The Trojans couldn’t get the ball back set up
spent the rest of the drive on a third-and-2 that Locker con-
their heels, the fans on their feet. verted comfortably with a play-
And one that while not exact- action scramble. Then a play
ly drawn up in the FieldTurf, the later came another completion to
play can’t be found anywhere in Kearse, this one for 19 yards, get-
the playbook. ting the Huskies into field goal
“We kind of took parts of one
17 position for good. University of Washington back-up quarterback Ronnie Fouch (8) pumps his fist after place-kicker Erik Folk (17)
play and parts of another play to hits the game winning field-goal Sept. 19 against the University of Southern California.
kind of assemble it,” Sarkisian by bob Condotta | The
said. Seattle Times (mCT)
Esteban leads men at Mountain Dew for second year in a row
by rob moccio in 18th after a 14th place finish within 20 seconds of each oth- University who finished fourth. coming in 14th place with a time
ContribUting Writer in 2008. er,” UNF Head Coach Mark Before the match, VanAlstyne of 26:01.89 and Pearce finished
Esteban was followed by VanAlstyne said. said he was excited to see how 31st out of the 139 runners.
The UNF cross country team freshman James Post who Freshman Shelby Kittrell his team matched up against The women’s team finished
left the University of Florida placed 28th with a time of 26:33, led the UNF women, placing in Jacksonville because they were in the middle of the pack last
Mountain Dew Invitational followed by sophomore Josh at 17th with a time of 18:40.34. ranked first on the women’s side year at the event with senior
Sept. 18 with results similar to Brown in 35th with a time of Freshman Melanie Novack in the A-Sun preseason coaches’ Hilary Adams scoring the best
2008’s race. 26:47, junior Will Pearce placed placed 30th with a time of poll. time of 18:74.07 and finishing in
The men’s team earned third shortly behind with 38th place 19:08.44, while sophomore Erin Last season in the Mountain 15th place.
place and tallied 125 points after with a time of 26:55 and senior Heasley finished close behind Dew Invitational the men fin- The Ospreys will travel to
finishing second in 2008, while Sammy Palmer finished in 39th with 34th place and a time of ished second of the 12 teams Tallahassee Oct. 10 for their
the women’s team improved place with a time of 26:56 out of 19:16.50 in the 5k race. that participated. UNF finished next competition to participate
from seventh to sixth place post- the 198 runners in the event. The UNF women finished on top of in-state rivals Florida in the Seminole Invitational.
ing 156 points out of 23 teams. “On the men’s side, Esteban sixth in front of four schools in- International University, FAMU,
For the men’s team, sopho- continues to be a strong leader cluding Atlantic Sun Conference Florida Atlantic University, USF, E-mail rob moccio at
more Jonathan Esteban was while James Post had a break- rival Florida Gulf Coast and Miami and Florida Gulf Coast email@example.com.
UNF’s top placing runner for the out race leading the rest of the University of Miami, while University. Esteban placed best
second straight year finishing the men’s pack across the line finishing behind Jacksonville overall for the UNF men’s team
Wednesday, sePtermber 23, 2009 SPoRTS Page 23
Ospreys pick up first conference win 3-0 over winless Spartans
by chanel stovall both Lerch and Read. UNF lost their lead
ContribUting Writer briefly but regained it with an attack by
Read and assist by junior setter Jessica
UNF volleyball picked up their first Catelano which broke a 17-17 tie. Read fol-
Atlantic Sun Conference win of the sea- lowed with three straight kills to spark an
son against USC Upstate Sept. 19 in their 8-3 for UNF to give them the set.
home opening match. After opening the third set up to a 11-11
UNF won the battle of teams who came tie, UNF went on a 12-2 run to put away
in winless in A-Sun play in three sets (25- the match.
22, 25-20, 25-13), after losing four consecu- Catelano showed her skill with a supe-
tive away matches, in which they only rior performance, leading UNF in assists
won three sets overall. owning 43 of the 48 total for the match.
The first set began with an attack er- UNF was also led by Lerch with 18 kills
ror by Upstate middle-blocker Morgan trailed closely by Read with 17, Catelano
Thomas which junior outside-hitter in assist and Pridgeon with 10 digs.
Danielle Lerch and freshman middle- Spartan middle-blocker Morgan
blocker Marjia Pantovic followed with Thomas and outside-hitter Erin Jacobsen
a defensive block, earning UNF the first tied with nine kills for the match. Other
point of the set. Spartan leaders were Emily Sanders,
UNF junior middle-blocker Kaley Read earning 27 assists and libero Megan
and Lerch attacked the ball consistently Healey who accumulated 11 digs.
throughout the match, combining for a to- “I am extremely proud of everyone’s
tal 35 kills. performances in the today’s game. This is
miKE NaUGHToN | SPiNNaKEr
The Ospreys never fell behind in the the kind of game that they needed,” UNF
first set, leading by as much as five points Head Coach Kevin Campbell said.
with a score of 22-17. Freshman outside- UNF’s next match will be at home Sept.
hitter Paige Pridgeon tallied back-to-back 25 versus fellow Atlantic Sun Conference
kills to help give the Ospreys the first set team Stetson.
25-22. E-mail Chanel Stovall at
Entering the second set, UNF main- firstname.lastname@example.org.
tained momentum collecting the first
four points, which included kills from UNF freshman outside-hitter Paige Pridgeon returns a hit against USC Upstate in a win Sept.
19. Pridgeon had 10 digs and back-to-back kills to help give the Ospreys the second set.
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