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Council cites other universities’ donations in fire truck request to OU

ALEX STUCKEY City Editor | as218907@ohiou.edu ——— At least six schools in the country have each dished out $100,000 or more to support the purchase of new fire trucks for their local fire departments — a partnership Ohio University has balked at since Athens city officials’ request last year. Athens City Council members proposed last year that OU help fund the replacement of the city’s 22-year-old fire ladder truck. When first proposed in January 2010, university administrators said the school could not provide monetary support for the $1.03 million endeavor. On Jan. 31 of this year, council members passed a resolution to formally request that OU donate $50,000 each year for the next five years, which would add $250,000 to the $640,000 the city has already saved to purSEE ENGINE, PAGE 3

Administrator rejects fest fee proposals
WESLEY LOWERY Staff Writer | wl372808@ohiou.edu ——— Vice President for Student Affairs Kent Smith has shot down a proposal that would charge Ohio University students living on campus $30 per guest during spring fest weekends. Smith rejected two proposals from Residential Housing yesterday — one that would have implemented the new fee for this spring’s fests and another that would have increased the Halloween guest fee from $25 to $30. “I just don’t feel like there has been enough broad student involvement,” Smith said, adding that he will create a task force to further explore the possible fee increases. “This is an issue that students feel strongly about and that will potentially impact thousands of students,” Smith said. Student Senate President Jesse Neader praised Smith’s decision. “Certainly, it’s a conversation where student involvement is important,” Neader said, adding that many students are more worried about the pending OU budget cuts and haven’t had time to weigh the pros and cons of fest fees. “The last thing we should do is rush a decision and then have to go back and change it,” he added. Executive Director of Residential Housing Christine

TRUCK TOTAL: $1.03 million PAYMENTS: Athens City Council wants the university to pay $50,000 per year for 5 years. The city of Athens has saved $640,000.



Kent State University (1994)
CITY: Kent, Ohio TRUCK TOTAL: $550,000 UNIVERSITY PAID: $150,000 in $75,000 increments every 2-years REVENUE FROM: Not Available

Monmouth University (2011)
CITY: West Long Branch, New Jersey TRUCK TOTAL: $600,000 UNIVERSITY WILL PAY: $25,000 each year as long as possible REVENUE FROM: Allocated in the budget
*Also gave money in 1988 & 2000

REVENUE: Athens City Council has suggested the university charge certain minimal yearly student fees.

OHIO UNIVERSITY 17,396 // 22,134 KENT STATE UNIVERSITY 21,178 // 27,915 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 27,027 // 112,920 LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY 1,028 // 7,661 MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY 4,285 // 8,415 HAMILTON COLLEGE 1,861 // 1,874 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 8,425 // 77,857

University of Michigan (2004)
CITY: Ann Arbor, Michigan TRUCK TOTAL: Not Available UNIVERSITY PAID: $400,000 REVENUE FROM: $300,000 in private donations, $99,000 in university sidewalk rental fees

Hamilton College (2009)
CITY: Clinton, New York TRUCK TOTAL: $1.1 million UNIVERSITY PAID: $250,000 REVENUE FROM: Single contribution from college president’s account for special projects

OU interviews candidates for top fundraising vice president
PAMELA ENGEL Staff Writer | pe219007@ohiou.edu ——— The Ohio University search committee charged with finding a new chief fundraising officer is identifying candidates for the job and hopes to finish initial interviews by the end of the month. About 25 people applied for the position, and the committee expects to interview about 10 in the coming weeks in Columbus, said Kent Smith, vice president for Student Affairs and head of the committee. Former Vice President for University Advancement Howard Lipman left OU at the end of Fall Quarter for a similar position at Florida International University in Miami. OU President Roderick McDavis is serving as interim. Lipman last earned $230,000 a year in the role. The university hopes to hire a new vice president for University Advancement by July 1 — the start of next fiscal year. Once the committee completes “airport interviews” in Columbus, members will select finalists for on-campus interviews. The final interviews will likely take place in late April and include meetings with administrators as well as open forums for students, faculty and staff members. “This should be an open process where students and faculty can ask questions or at least see a presentation,” Smith said. The new head of University Advancement will take over the Promise Lives fundraising campaign, which began about four years ago and aims to raise $450 million by 2015. OU has raised about $231 million so far.

Longwood University (2005)
CITY: Farmville, Virginia TRUCK TOTAL: $600,000 UNIVERSITY PAID: $100,000 in $50,000 increments every 2-years REVENUE FROM: Funds through interest or revenue earned on vending machines

Northwestern University (2009)
CITY: Evanston, Illinois TRUCK TOTAL: $550,000 UNIVERSITY PAID: $550,000 REVENUE FROM: General fund of money from tuition & alumni donations, etc.

Alden’s hidden treasures lie waiting for discovery
CAITLIN BOWLING Campus Editor | cb119506@ohiou.edu ——— Editor’s Note: This is part four of a five part series on Vernon R. Alden Library. On a shelf on the fifth floor of Alden Library sits an old travel-sized book waiting for students to stumble upon it. Acquired in 1979, the small 13th century Bible was handwritten on sheepskin paper and includes blue and red decorative lettering, or illuminations, along with miniscule Latin words printed in black ink. The Bible is one of more than 46,000 volumes in Ohio University’s rare books collection that students can access, according to the library’s website. Other rare books include an 1884 copy of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and a 15th century French Book of Hours. “Most undergraduates are unaware of some of the really super cool things we have here,” said Kelly Broughton, assistant dean for Research and Education Services. All OU students are allowed to view Alden’s extensive archives and collections for research or for fun. “Not every library is quite that open,” said Scott Seaman, dean of Ohio University Libraries. In the ’70s and ’80s, Alden purchased some of its current collections. But in recent years, many of the collections have come in the form of donations, Seaman said. When the library acquires a collection, one to two Alden employees then spend “months and months, if not years worth of work,” unpacking and organizing, he said. Alden must also stabilize some items because they have not been kept properly. The process includes reformatting or photocopying items, Seaman said. Most recently, former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich donated his senatorial papers to OU. The papers include not only notes from Voinovich’s time in the Senate but also memorabilia from his time as an Ohio public official.


Dustin Lennert | Staff Photographer A 13th-century Bible from the rare books in the Special Collections in Alden Library yesterday is displayed. The rare books collection is just one of multiple collections on display. The collections include a rare first-edition and a first-print of Huckleberry Finn among other items. Along with the Voinovich collection, Seaman highlighted the Alwin Nikolais and Cornelius Ryan collections.







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I was very dissapointed last night when I went to the student’s page and tried to access the student book exchange. The domain name expired in January of this year, and judging by the removal of the link from the student’s page, the powers that be have no intention of renewing it. I have six books that are worth at least $45, and if I try to sell them Uptown, I’d be amazed if I got $15 for the lot. And I’m sure many of you would agree that 30 bucks makes a big difference. The book exchange was great because it allowed me to buy and sell my books for a more reasonable price than I would get in the bookstores without having to deal with the hassle of shipping books. I would love to see the book exchange back up and running for Spring Quarter. I’m already paying so much to attend this school. I would like to save money where I can, and the book exchange allowed me to do that. Sarah Walter is a junior studying creative writing. Last month, I decided to partake in the dreadfully ceremonial tradition for all potential graduate students: The standardized test. In my previous sentence, the word potential was chosen with particular care since, let’s face it, in the numbers-driven admissions mania, the laudatory highs or blemishing lows are the decisive ingredient of our hopeful applications — either securing our secondary degrees and the resulting crowning glory of graduation parties or forcing us to reroute to plan B. My test of choice, the LSAT, was of typical length, administered over a four-hour time span on a frightfully early Saturday morning to students artificially awakened by extra shots of espresso. After ensuring that all remaining fluid contents were deposited with our fourth, and last, trip to the bathroom, we were ungraciously herded into our alphabetized rooms akin to a flock of jittery, antsy sheep. Seated and waiting, it suddenly became apparent to me that my test-room proctors, average Ohioan citizens I’d meet at any given bus stop, grocery line, traffic jam, etc., had morphed into almighty beings whose generous time slip-ups could let me hurriedly fill in that extra bubble on my answer sheet. Normally, I’d consider myself a resident of Lilliput in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels because of my small stature. But quite suddenly, I found myself to be Brobdingnagian — my appointed desk was entirely too small for my now behemoth frame to have a continually firm grasp on my answer sheet, question sheet, archaic number two pencils, and thus necessary pencil sharpener, tissues (for when I have my compulsory breakdown), highlighter and erasers (phew!). The flipping, turning, picking and placing called for a pre-planned gracefully maneuvered pattern — coordination that I was utterly unprepared for. Needless to say, my general malaise only grew as the clock ticked down the end of the test. At its conclusion, I impolitely hurdled out the door and sought the refuge of my room. The purpose of this story is twofold: Your own, analogous standardized testing experience lends me your sympathy (though if you’re a person with considerable sang-froid you have rightfully smirked at my expense), and secondly, though these tests intend to remain agonizing, perhaps we can take a cue from the composed and aim to lessen our trepidation. A possible suggestion: Approach your selected standardized test with a finals


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No reason for US to intervene in Libya
As the revolution in Libya becomes more violent, the possibility of United States military intervention is ever looming. The United Nations has already imposed sanctions against Libya and is considering enforcing a no-fly zone. Meanwhile, U.S. military forces have moved closer to the Libyan coast. President Barack Obama announced Monday that the U.S. is considering all options, including military action. While it is good to see that our government supports the people’s revolution, it would be extremely ill-advised to bring our military forces into yet another country, especially considering the fact that leaders of the revolution have clearly expressed that they do not want us there. “We will die for our country. We don’t want foreigners … to die for our country,” said Ali Aujali, Libyan ambassador to the U.S., in a National Public Radio interview. “We will do the fighting. Don’t worry,” he added. “We do not want a foreign military intervention,” said Ali Suleiman, a rebel fighter, in an interview with The Associated Press. Why then, does our government continue to consider military action? Have we not learned our lesson from past and current military actions? If not, we may need to seriously reconsider our approach to foreign policy in general. Is it truly necessary for the U.S. to play “world police?” Yes, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s actions against his own people are appalling. But that is something that the Libyan people are prepared to deal with. They are willing to risk their lives to fight for a better quality of life, and that is honorable and admirable. And if they are asking us not to help, we should respect their wishes. We should continue to help by providing humanitarian aid and enforcing sanctions. But we cannot decide what is best for the people of Libya. U.S. forces can’t keep shoving their guns in other people’s business. This is their battle; let them fight it. Jonathan Sutton writes for The Daily O’Collegian at Oklahoma State University.

mentality. With the exception of Fall-Quarter freshmen, final exams are second nature to college students. That is not to say we are unconcerned and negligently ill-prepared; rather, we have proportioned anxiety — a contrast to the ballooned fear that reaches the degree of hyperventilation for weightier standardized tests of graduate school admissions. In fact, midway through college, typical exam procedure becomes so ingrained in students that it almost transforms to a ritualistic endeavor. Moreover, any remaining tension is automatically allayed with the prospect of a forthcoming break. So, I recommend that you retain the poise and constructive amount of anxiety of final exam week and preserve these sensible sentiments for your standardized testing day. You will be glad you did when you receive numerous “We are pleased to inform you….” letters to the most reputable of graduate schools. That is, until you are seated to take your respective medical boards and bar exam — then it’s time to worry. Ansuree Garg writes for The Lantern at Ohio State University.


Notes from the Underground: Now, punk look trumps punk message
Punk style came before the music. ing. The message is in the style. everyday. Get away from the message in the Punk is dead because we’ve Jonny Rotten would not be happy music. Most of the time you can’t moved on to Post-punk where the with this column.” ForeveraBobcat understand a single word they’re say- style and music are just a part of the




Charlie Sheen’s antics show ugly side
Last week, Charlie Sheen took over. This has been building for two or three weeks, and when it finally hit, Charlie Sheen became the most productive he has ever been. He got sober; he gave an antidrug speech; he was interviewed; he won Twitter; he spawned memes and T-shirts; and if you consider the amount of Facebook statuses he inspired, you might say he broke social networking. There is something lovable about the former Two and a Half Men star. I can’t really explain it. Sure, he’s a jerk, and most of America does not agree with any of the decisions he’s making, but he’s not really racist (like Mel Gibson) except when he is anti-Semitic, or really old (like David Hasselhoff ) except that he is. But he doesn’t really seem to be able to put together coherent sentences so while people might feel like they should be offended by what he says, they don’t know why. While it is fun to have someone like Charlie Sheen in the limelight (it’s kind of like having a giant inside joke that all of America is in on), we are turning a blind eye to things about this whole media frenzy that are harmful.

Spencer Smith
Anna Holmes addressed some of these things in her article “The Disposable Woman” in last Thursday’s New York Times. Holmes argues that Sheen, like most crazy, drug-induced celebrities is offensive and cringe-worthy but that reporters aren’t asking him the correct questions. Even if you believe that Sheen is sober, and not racist, you have to admit that he sure as hell is sexist and definitely misogynistic. All of his marriages have ended in accusations of physical abuse. And while most of these charges have been settled out of court, and while none of his exwives have really stepped forward to talk about the accusations, it’s safe to assume that they weren’t all just making it up. All of this should make you wonder, as Holmes says, why the media and the public seem to be OK with him living with two women.


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Holmes argues there are two issues at work. The first is white male privilege. Sheen gets to be a rock star while other messed-up celebrities are vilified. The second is the “otherness” of the women with whom he associates. They are of questionable reputation by the public’s standards — either coming from the sex industry or being relatively no-name individuals. The message this sends is clear, Holmes says: It’s alright to abuse women as long as they aren’t important. Holmes is right of course. Sheen should be held responsible for his actions. But she’s wrong in her prescription. Reporters shouldn’t ask him tougher questions; they should stop interviewing him. He’s not entertaining; he’s criminal. Maybe when people stop wearing Tshirts with his quotes on them and when people stop watching Two and a Half Men, he will finally understand that he is no longer a real celebrity. Spencer Smith is a sophomore studying philosophy and English, and a columnist for The Post. Tired of hearing about bi-winning? E-mail Spencer at ss335808@ohiou.edu.

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cials asking how it could help the city, said City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz. Donated money for the truck came from general university funds, including tuition money and alumni donations, said Alan Cubbage, spokesman for the university. “(This partnership) helped mitigate the occasional hard feelings between the city and the university,” Cubbage said. In 2005, Longwood University, a public institution, donated $100,000 to Farmville, Va., to help pay for a $600,000 fire ladder truck, said Gerry Spates, Farmville’s town manager. The school paid in $50,000 increments during two years, he added. “(Longwood officials) had no hesitation,” he said. “They volunteered when they knew we were getting ready to buy a truck.” There are 1,028 undergraduate students registered at the university compared to the total Farmville population of 7,661. “(The $100,000 was) generated from interest or revenue earned on our vending machine operations,” said Kathy Worster, the university’s vice president for Administration and Finance, in a news release. Larger public universities have contributed to their cities as well. The University of Michigan donated money to Ann Arbor in 2004. Michigan has 27,027 undergraduate students in comparison to the city’s 112,920 total population. Contributions from the university totaled about $400,000 toward the city’s purchase, said Rick Fitzgerald, spokesman for the university. About threefourths of the donations were funded through private donations, and about $99,000 was provided through the university’s sidewalk rental fees, he added. The university’s contribution helped the city purchase two trucks, said Lisa Wondrash, spokeswoman for the city of Ann Arbor. “We gave (the city) whatever they needed at the time,” Fitzgerald said. “The city has been providing fire protection for the university forever.” In 1984, a West Long Branch, N.J., junior firefighter was killed in a Monmouth University building elevator shaft — a tragedy that sparked better cooperation between the university and city, Mayor Janet Tucci said. Since that time, Monmouth, a private university, has donated money to the city on three occasions to buy new fire trucks. The university is home to 4,285 undergraduate students, and the city’s population totals 8,415. “We’ve always had university backing,” Tucci said. “We have a strong working relationship.” In 1988, the university paid almost half of the truck’s $350,000 price tag, donating $15,000 each year for 10 years, Tucci said. In 2000, it donated half the cost of a $500,000 truck, paying in increments of $25,000 a year for 10 years. Monday night, university administrators agreed to fund yet another truck, which will cost $600,000, she said. They will give $25,000 a year for as many years as they are able, she added. Paul Dement, spokesman for the university, said they were very willing to help the city. “The university understands and values the relationship between the fire department and the university community,” Dement said. Money contributed to the city for the truck was allocated within the budget each year, he added. Butler also cited Kent State University as another school that donated money toward its home city. There are 21,178 undergraduate students enrolled in the university compared to the city of Kent’s total population of 27,915. The university donated $150,000 in increments of $75,000 each year, toward the $550,000 cost of the truck in 1994, City Safety Director Bill Lillich said. He added that Franklin Township also added $100,000 to the pot. “It took some discussion to come up with an agreement,” Lillich said. A spokesperson from Kent State said she was unable to comment on the purchase. Hamilton College, a private college in the village of Clinton, N.Y., gave the village $250,000 toward the purchase of the $1.1 million fire truck in 2009, said Mike Debraggio, spokesman for the college. The college enrolls 1,861 undergraduate students, and the village is home to 1,874 people. The money was donated as a single contribution from the college president’s account for special projects, Debraggio said. “The ladder truck is more for (the college’s) use because they have taller buildings than we do,” village Mayor John Lane said. In 1978, the university donated $10,000 for a $750,000 truck purchased by the village, Lane said.




chase the new truck. At the following council meeting on Feb. 7, members suggested OU charge students living on campus $6.59 a year for five years to cover the cost. If all students were to pay, council’s proposed fee would be $2.35 a year. In his letter sent to Clerk of Council Debbie Walker last month, OU President Roderick McDavis said he was evaluating the resolution. Despite the push back, Councilman Kent Butler, D-1st Ward, said the request was legitimate because schools that compose a smaller percentage of their city’s population than OU does within Athens’ have donated money to local fire departments to purchase new trucks. As of Fall 2010, there are 17,396 undergraduate students enrolled at OU compared to a 2009 Athens city population estimate of 22,134. “OU has a much bigger impact (compared to other universities’ effects on their home cities),” Butler said. Butler cited Northwestern University as one example of a school contributing to the purchase of a fire truck. In 2009, Northwestern paid the entire cost of the fire truck for Evanston, Ill., a city with a population of 77,857. The university’s enrollment is 8,425 undergraduate students. Northwestern paid for a $550,000 truck that not only serves as a fire truck but also holds all the medical equipment found in an ambulance, according to a university news release. The university approached city offi-

In addition to citing these universities as examples for why OU students should help pay for the new fire truck, city officials add that it’s a matter of practicality. Because about a third of all calls to Athens Fire Department that require the ladder truck are for university buildings, OU should contribute funds as well, Mayor Paul Wiehl said at a Jan. 31 City Council meeting. Of all the buildings in the city, 85 percent of the three-story structures are university owned, said Councilwoman Christine Fahl, D-4th ward. University buildings are exempt from property taxes, said Katie Quaranta, spokeswoman for OU, which means Athens city reaps no income taxes from OU’s buildings. “(The tax exemption) is a loss in taxes and revenue streams,” Butler said. “We don’t see any money from students unless they work a full-time job.” About 47 percent of all property in Athens is tax exempt, according to the resolution. The city also does not receive sales tax revenue, said Gary Gudmundson, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Taxation. Only the county receives revenue, he added. Although the more than year-long discussion about fire truck contributions is not finished yet, Butler said he remains hopeful OU and the city will come to an agreement. “McDavis has been working hard with the city on other issues,” Butler said. “We have a symbiotic relationship with each other — we both succeed or we both peril with each other’s good deeds or negative PR.”



Sheets and an eight-member focus group proposed the Halloween fee increase and the new fest fee. The group consisted of five Residential Housing employees and three students. The group proposed that students be charged for out-of-town guests for this spring’s High, Ark, Palmer Place, Palmer, Oak, Mill and 8Fest weekends, which fall on all but one weekend between April 22 and May 20. The new task force will be charged with further gauging student opinion as well as the possible benefits of a fest fee. However, Smith said any fee increases recommended by the task force would not take effect until Spring 2012 at the earliest.

Fee money would be used for on-campus educational programs and to cover the cost of damage done by the influx of visitors, Sheets said last week in an interview with The Post. Smith said one major concern of his is that Halloween and the spring fests be seen as separate events and not clumped together. While the annual Halloween block party is a city-sanctioned event, the spring fests are completely student-organized. But Smith said OU’s primary concern in regards to both the fests and the Halloween block party is student safety. “College is partially about having fun,” Smith said. “We want students to have fun, but we want them to have fun in low-risk ways.”

City debates benefit of armory updates
TYLER BORCHERS For The Post | tb385409@ohiou.edu ——— About 30 people gathered at the City Building, 8 E. Washington St., yesterday to discuss potential renovation plans to the armory on Carpenter Street despite the lack of city funds to renovate the building. The city would have to pay at least $1.47 million to bring the armory up to code in today’s economy — a cost calculated in a 2003 evaluation for the Athens County Historical Society, City Planner Paul Logue said. Ron Luce, executive director of the historical society, said that funding the potential project could be problematic. “(The historical society also does not) have the ability to come up with those funds,” Luce said. Because both the city and the historical society do not have the funds to update the building, he said officials should focus on preserving it. “Every time we talk about it, the building deteriorates further,” he said. “This is a historic building. It should not be lost to indecision.” Although Mayor Paul Wiehl said he is open to ideas on what the building should become, he also offered a practical perspective. “Just remember, I also have to run the budget of this city,” he said. In 1997, city officials purchased the building from The National Guard for $1.2 million with the intention of creating a second Municipal Court but a lack of funds has prevented them from using the building for anything other than housing old records. Bob Winters, chair of the Athens Municipal Arts Commission, voiced an opinion on what the building should be used for that had not been discussed previously. A professional, non-profit organization could manage and operate the facility through a lease, he said. It should be selfsustainable and generate its own operating funds, he added. “The facility … must not become an additional drain on city resources or demand ongoing support from taxpayers,” he said. Winters added that this project would be a good opportunity for the city and Ohio University to work cooperatively. “This is a place where Ohio University and Athens could really work together,” he said.

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Falcons drop Bobcats with late 66-57 victory
OLIVIA ARBOGAST Staff Writer | oa191109@ohiou.edu ——— The recipe for games against Bowling Green is simple: Lead in the first half against the highly favored Falcons before losing the upset bid in the second half. Ohio (9-22) fell 66-57 to Bowling Green (26-4) for the third time this season during the quarterfinals of the MidAmerican Conference Championships in Cleveland yesterday. “I have to give Bowling Green credit,” said coach Semeka Randall. “The seniors came out and worked extremely hard. They came out and did what they were supposed to do. They were in a situation where they had to come from behind, and their players stepped up and made plays.” The Bobcats dominated the first half of the game, limiting the usually powerful Falcon offense. Bowling Green gained the lead early, scoring five points to start, but the Bobcats responded with a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer by Erin Bailes to tie the game. “I am very pleased with everything that they gave,” Randall said. “There is something to be said about this team. We have had a lot of adversity. No one expected us to be here.” The Falcons held the lead for less than a minute until the Bobcats took over the score. They didn’t look back for the rest of the half. Ohio led by as many as six during the first half, holding a 20-14 advantage of Bowling Green with eight minutes left. Ohio went into the locker room leading 28-27, its fifth consecutive game where the

Alex Goodlett | Staff Photographer (From left to right) Tommy Freeman, DeVaughn Washington, John Groce, Asown Sayles and Adetunji Adedipe pose for a picture Mar. 1 in The Convo. Four seniors were honored before playing Akron in the season’s last home game. Ohio won 80-55.

Mother shapes Sayles into responsible player
WILL FRASURE Asst. Sports Editor | wf743006@ohiou.edu ——— As Asown Sayles waited to be announced with Ohio’s other three seniors on Senior Day, he couldn’t hold back a smile. After his name was called, he sauntered toward center court, smile growing bigger. When he finally arrived, Sayles embraced his mother with a loving hug to let her know how important she is to him. Sayles is the oldest Bobcat on the basketball team. His age and calm, mature temperament have earned him the nickname “Grandpa.” During Senior Day, the woman who played the biggest role in that development stood before Sayles. “It was just all the pieces fitting together,” said his mother Anica Jones. “His hard work and his obedience are paying off. A lot of times you do the right thing. Senior Day showed the reward of his hard work and endurance.” As the single mother of four, Jones balanced running a daycare center while raising her that needs to be taken day by day. “I’ve always been that way. It wasn’t anything in particular. It’s just been a long, steady process,” Sayles said. “I just take everyday as a learning lesson and just try to grow from everything and try to apply it to life.” Sayles’ relationship with his late nephew, Yasere, taught him selflessness. The son of his sister Jamaca, Yasere was born with cerebral palsy and passed away last October at the age of 11. To honor him, Sayles has his name tattooed on his right bicep, one of nine tattoos he has to symbolize his upbringing. Another one is Jones’ name across his chest. “The whole situation was tough, especially finding out about it,” Sayles said. “I didn’t get to see him before he passed away. ... I always put him before myself. Whenever he was around, he was always my first priority — no matter what.” Even when Yasere suffered from a young age, Asown was always there to support him through his hours of treatment at the hospital. They maintained a lasting bond throughout Yasere’s life, even as he continued to suffer. As Yasere’s grandmother, Jones watched in admiration as Sayles kept his nephew company. “They had a very, very close relationship,” Anica said. “Asown was his favorite uncle. ... I just believe that since he’s been an obedient that God has things stored for him in the future.” Sayles has become a player coach John Groce says can handle any situation successfully and appropriately. Despite Sayles being a role player who rarely sees quality minutes, Groce sees Sayles as someone that’s had an “incredible amount” of influence on his younger teammates. “He’s been through a lot — both successes and adversity,” Groce said. “He understands how to handle himself, and

Sam Owens | For The Post OU forward Kamille Buckner (34) makes a lay-up against Miami March 2 in The Convo. This is the team’s third loss to BGSU this season. team led as it headed for the locker rooms. “We really fed off of each other,” said junior Tenishia Benson. “The older players were able to help the younger ones, and then the younger ones, feeding off the energy, were able to help the older ones.” Bowling Green went about regaining the lead during the second half, quickly tying the game 28-28 with a Tracy Pontius free throw, but the Bobcats pulled ahead once again. The game continued to be close throughout the beginning of the second half until the Falcons took off, leading by as many as 13 points. Bowling Green’s 18-4 second half run gave them a lead they wouldn’t give up. The Bobcats struggled to keep up, closing the lead to as close as six at one point. “We believed that we were going to win this basketball game,” Randall said. “We knew the importance of making sure we showed up for the second half, but we control the things that we control – having confidence in who you are and your team.”

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OHIO: Points: D.J. Cooper, 16.4 Rebounds: Ivo Baltic, 5.9 Assists: Cooper, 7.4 Ball State: Points: Jarrod Jones, 14.6 Rebounds: Jones, 8.4 Assists: Randy Davis, 5.1 children. She noticed maturity in Asown, her third-youngest child, when he was at an early age. “He’s always been mild-mannered and even-keeled,” Jones said. “If he’s upset, you don’t know it. If he’s happy, you don’t know it.” With his mother taking care of three other siblings while he was growing up, Sayles learned humility and perseverance as he became older. He looks at life as a “long road,” as something

that’s a gift.” Sayles’ college career hasn’t been without adversity, either. A torn labrum forced him to sit out the 2008–09 season. He elected to graduate last spring and did not return to the team for this season until the summer. Rumors circulated that he left to make room for a scholarship. “His whole ordeal has shown him a lot of lessons,” Jones said. “Even if you’re good at something, there’s always going to be obstacles. You’re not always going to be in the limelight, and he’s learned that in his career.” Despite it all, Sayles has dealt deftly with adversity. It’s something that doesn’t go unnoticed by teammates. “When he talks, we’re all fortunate to listen to him,” fellow senior Adetunji Adedipe said. “… His career has been like a rollercoaster ride. No matter what, he’s always had a positive outlook.” When discussing how his teammates see him, Sayles shows a quick smile as he quietly talks about his leadership style. The calm strength has been with him his entire life, and he’s still figuring out a way he can honor the woman who has done so much for him. “Her raising us, she just always made sure we had what we needed and wanted. She always went above and beyond 100 percent,” Sayles said. “There’ll never be a way I can pay her back. “I’m trying my hardest to get to the point where I could do such a thing.”

Diver aims at postseason
PAUL MEARA For The Post | pm312207@ohiou.edu ——— Years of diving have come down to one meet. Senior Lindsay Hamilton will be one of two Bobcats attempting to compete at the national swimming and diving meet. She heads to Columbus today in order to achieve that goal. The Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio, will host the 2011 NCAA Zone C diving preliminaries. Hamilton will attempt to become one of 42 divers who make it to the NCAA Championships. “It’s always exciting when someone goes on to postseason play,” coach Greg Werner said. “It’s obviously the elite of the elites, but we want to take it one more level, we want to go on to the NCAA Championships.” Hamilton will participate in the 1-meter event today and the 3-meter event Friday. Werner said Hamilton has pre-


Erin Corneliussen | Picture Editor Lindsay Hamilton competes in the 3-meter diving preliminaries during the MAC Championship Feb. 25 at the Aquatic Center. Hamilton placed second in the event final with a score of 320.65, helping the Bobcats win the championship with 669.5 points. pared herself well but will need to be at her best to make the list of 42. “As tough as it is to compete on the swimming side, it’s probably harder on the diving side,” Werner said. “She’s going to have to be the best she’s been all year long in order to advance.” No diver has ever advanced to the NCAA Championship in Werner’s tenure as Ohio swimming and diving coach, but he said Hamilton has as good a chance as any to be the first. “We think that she’s put herself in the best position during her collegiate career to achieve that goal — and that’s to advance to the NCAA Championships,” Werner said.


’Cats still talented despite letdown
Watching as the seconds ticked off the clock in Ohio’s 4-2 semifinal loss Tuesday, I kept thinking about what coach Dan Morris said to me at the beginning of the season — this was the most talented hockey team he had ever assembled. The Bobcats had it all: size, speed, skill. They replaced the club’s all-time winningest goaltender with a former NCAA Division I netminder in Blake MacNicol. They returned their top two scorers in Michael Schultz and Tyler Pilmore. And to top it off, they had the senior leadership in players such as Mark Tracy and Billy Hemann to keep the team focused. Players made no secrets of the season’s goal from the onset. They wanted to win a national championship.


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There are a plethora of teams around campus — clubs and varsity alike — with those lofty dreams in mind, but the Bobcats had the tools to bring one home. Anything less would be a “tough hit to take,” senior Brett Molnar told me. Were it not for a span of 15 seconds Tuesday night, the Bobcats could have been celebrating a national title today. But, that is of little consola-

tion for Ohio and its six graduating seniors. Two straight losses in the American Collegiate Hockey Association semifinals — both third-period collapses – will eat away at the players. Scenarios will be replayed, “what ifs” will be asked. But no amount of selfreflection can change the outcome. For the returning Bobcats, they’re left with that four-word phrase synonymous with sports in the city of Cleveland: “There’s always next year.” Ohio Hockey fans need not be so cynical. Next year the Bobcats will return their top eight scorers. The first line of Schultz, Pilmore and Nick Rostek will be back to defend their league title. Brett Agnew will be back to fill the net with rubber and camp out in

the crease. Zander Dover and others will be poised for breakout seasons much like the ones John Luciana and Alex DiMassa enjoyed this year. Four of the club’s defensemen will return to man the blue line. The freewheeling Zack Barbis will be on board to pile up points aplenty. Jonathan Gulch and his bazooka slap shot will continue make opposing goaltenders and would-be shotblockers quiver behind the protective padding. In net, Morris has the luxury of picking between Fedor Dushkin and Bryan Danczak, both of whom looked very sharp in spot duty during the season. Either could have started for two-thirds of Ohio’s opponents this year. And rest assured, the recruiting

pipelines will be flowin’. They’ve already started. The only thing that motivates a team more than getting so close to a national championship only to come up short is to have it happen again. There’s no need for bulletin board material when those pair of box scores scathe more than any words. “Next year” might be the distant future, especially with the loss still so fresh in their memories — but I have a feeling Morris might use some strikingly similar words to describe his 2011-2012 team. Bart Logan is a senior studying journalism. If you are an Ohio Hockey fanatic still coping with Tuesday’s loss, e-mail him at bl245106@ohiou.edu.



Musician family harmonizes
JESSIE CADLE Staff Writer | jc543108@ohiou.edu ——— Instead of a guitar, bass and drums, the stage is set with five pianos. For the 5 Browns, each sibling plays one of the keyboards. “Since there are only five pianos on stage, I would say that our sound when we’re playing all together is something like an orchestra of pianos, or maybe even one massive piano that can play more notes than ever before,” said Melody Brown. The 5 Browns, as part of the Performing Arts and Concert Series, perform at 7:30 tonight at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $18 for students, $20 for general admission and $10 for seniors. The 5 Browns is composed of Melody, Ryan, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae Brown. Each sibling graduated from Juilliard Conservatory, where they each studied piano. They are the only set of five siblings who have been admitted, according to their website. “We always say that the craziest thing is not that we all play the piano, but that we all found our passion there,” Deondra said. The Browns were unable to speak for an interview because of family circumstances, but they each corresponded via e-mail. The Browns did not anticipate working together when they graduated, but they all had a common goal of reviving classical music for a modern audience, Ryan said. “It’s such a blessing to be playing with four of my


Struggling to carry the weight, writer seeks answer about confronting jobless boyfriend
Pillow Talk, My fiancée and I have been dating since high school and PILLOW TALK got engaged very recently. I go Mallory Long to school and work full-time, and up until this quarter my fiancée was going to school Fed Up, full-time and working partI don’t think you’re wrong time. This quarter he dropped at all. It seems that you’re a out after skipping two-weeks hard worker, and your fiancée of class because his car wasn’t doesn’t hold that same work running (although he barely ethic. I know that can be frustried to find a ride), and he has trating because you love this been getting less and less hours guy and want to see him sucat work. Today he was offered ceed, but it’s also infuriating a full-time job doing manual to work very hard and then labor that paid more than watch your partner, whom minimum wage. He turned it you love but also (probably) down because he didn’t think it consider your equal, do virwas enough money and because tually nothing and pass up he “can’t adjust (his) internal opportunities that would clock to be at work at 6 a.m.” I benefit you both. am furious that he would turn I don’t know much about down such a good opportunity, weddings, but I do know the and he doesn’t understand why planning process is stressful, I’m upset. We got into an argutime-consuming and often ment and he hung up on me very expensive. If your fiancée because he thought I was being is not attending school and ridiculous. What should I do? barely working part-time, it’s lazy and selfish of him to Sincerely, refuse a job because he doesn’t Fed Up want to get up early. At this point in your relationship, I think it’s also pretty selfish he didn’t talk to you before turning down the job. You need to have this conversation with your fiancée again and explain to him how you feel — how you feel working so hard and watching him barely work, and how you feel about his reluctance to do something that would benefit you both just because he doesn’t feel like it. Generally, I’m not a fan of ultimatums, but this situation might call for one. Tell him he has a certain amount of time to get his act together or you’re gone, and stick to your word. If he’s going to be selfish, you can be selfish too and refuse to carry his weight. — Mallory Long is a senior studying journalism and women’s studies. Ask her your questions about sex and love in the culture section of thepost.ohiou. edu, at postpillowtalk@gmail. com or follow Pillow Talk on Twitter at @post_pillowtalk.

WHAT: 5 Browns Concert WHEN: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium WHERE: 7:30 tonight ADMISSION: $18 for students, $20 for general admission and $10 for seniors best friends,” he said. Though the Browns disagree occasionally, they have learned to work together during their six years as a group, Desirae said. “Being siblings we have a lot musically in common,” Desirae said. “We have all had the same training and thus share a similar musical aesthetic and physical approach to the keyboard.” Each Brown started playing the piano at age three, and they all continued zealously taking lessons, Deondra said. “I think music must run in the family. … We each fell in love with it,” she said. The 5 Browns will perform pieces such as SaintSaens’ “Dance Macabre,” Holst’s “The Planets,” Star Wars and a medley of Hitchcock films from their latest album, Deondra said. The show will cost $15,000, which Andrew Holzaepfel, associate director of programming, said will be covered by ticket costs. The group hopes to have an open rehearsal before the performance to interact with students, Desirae said. “With music, we’re all lifelong students, right?” Desirae said.

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Bridget Mallon Staff Writer | bm257008@ohiou.edu ——— The prevalence of college students who take drugs such as Adderall without a prescription indicates that many don’t understand misuse of pharmaceuticals, said Terry Koons, Editor’s Note: Some names have been changed to associate director at the Campus Involvement protect students’ privacy. Center for Health Promotion. “I think people don’t realize they’re abusAs finals week creeps closer, many students turn ing a drug because they’re using a medicato coffee, working out or study partners for support. tion,” Koons said. “What people don’t realize Others, though, see prescription drugs as the way to is that if I am being treated for ADD with one get through. of those stimulants, the effects on my body While Adderall is prescribed to people who suffer will be very different than someone who from Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit is recreationally using it.” Hyperactive Disorder, college students without preKoons said that the drug helps those with a scriptions take the drugs hoping medical need focus, think they will help them focus on schoolclearly, stay on task and rework. main settled. But people with It’s like you can do “For those people for whom Adno medical need for Adderall anything, you can derall, Ritalin or similar stimulants will experience effects similar have been prescribed, it is a very to other stimulant drugs, such accomplish anything – helpful medication to facilitate them as cocaine. you’re superhuman.” being successful students at Ohio “If you use it and you don’t LAUREN, University,” said Dr. Sheila Williams, need it, you’re going to get the FRESHMAN a senior staff member at Counseling same effect that you would get and Psychological Services and the from cocaine or methamphetdirector of Outreach and Consultaamine,” Koons said. “You’ll be tions. up for a long period of time. You’ll be very wound up. According to the National Drug Survey on Drug You’ll probably become very tired at one point. Some Use and Health, full-time college students ages 18-22 people, depending on how much they use, could be are twice as likely to use Adderall without any medi- up two or three days without sleeping.” cal need than part-time students or people not enRegardless of their lack of medical need for the rolled in college. drug, some students still feel it helps them in their In order to improve her focus during school, one day-to-day life. Lauren, a freshman who takes AdderOU student turned to Adderall. all at least once or twice a month, relies on it when “The first time I tried it, I wanted to see if I would she has a test or project and plans to use it during be more alert to pay attention in my boring classes,” Winter Quarter finals. said Sarah, a sophomore who said she has taken Ad“It’s like you can do anything, you can accomplish derall at least a dozen times. anything — you’re superhuman,” she said. “You can For Sarah, the effects of the drug were not always focus on everything at once. It’s anything you want to exactly what she was expecting. Several of the times make it. It’s like you’re getting faster. If you want to she tried Adderall, her focus was on unexpected sub- go up Morton Hill, it’s like you sped up that hill. You jects. can exercise better. You can talk better and more ef“I find myself being more concentrated on other ficiently. It just makes everything better.” things, like I’ll clean for three hours straight or someKoons attributes such positive opinions of drugs thing like that,” she said. “I have to be in the mindset such as Adderall to having a desired outcome the first to study if I decide to take it. And most of the time, time the drug was experienced. I’m not, so I become more concentrated or focused “The mind can do many things. I think part of it on doing something other than studying.” would be, if someone is misusing it and getting an effect that they think they want, they’re going to continue doing it,” Koons said. “The rule of thumb with any drug is that if you try a drug and you like the effect, the likelihood of you trying it again is pretty high.” While Lauren has no plans to stop taking Adderall any time soon, she said some of the positive effects she experiences could occur because she expects them to. “I think a lot of it is placebo effect, if you tell yourself you can accomplish something,” she said. “If you gave me a sugar pill and told me it was Adderall, I’d probably be able to focus just the same, but you can’t placebo yourself.” While Lauren continues to take Adderall, Sarah said she hasn’t used it since Fall Quarter and has no plans to try it again. “I’ll probably never take it again, to be honest. It’s kind of a waste of time, and I’d rather just drink coffee,” she said. “I think it’s overrated, and I think there are other healthier ways that you can do your schoolwork.” Being in college, students are given the chance to define their habits and work ethic, Amy Olander president of the Pre-Pharmacy Club said. “This is where you establish study habits and skills, so if you’re using Adderall now, are you going to do it your whole life? You’re not prescribed it, and you shouldn’t put things in your body you don’t need,” she said. While some students who have been prescribed Adderall actively sell it, sharing prescription drugs with others or being in possession of pharmaceuticals that were prescribed to someone else is a fifth-degree felony for which students could face up to 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine. To avoid medical and legal penalties, Koons urges students to not share any prescription drugs. “Communicate to someone who asks you. Lets say that they know you are using a particular pharmaceutical, that ‘I need this,’” Koons said. “(You should say), ‘I have a medical condition, and this is why I need the drug and I really can’t, based on my insurance policy, based on the law, based on my own medical need. I can’t physically give up my medication.’”

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