Graffiti artists confuse UD campus

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OPINIONS // Marianists evicted
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Graffiti artists confuse UD campus New
law shares
in Marianist
News Editor
Vandals have been covering the
University of Dayton campus with
graffiti for over a month now.
Early Monday morning, students gathered around a new piece
of vandalism outside of the Marycrest Complex. At that time, the
piece appeared to displayed the
There was more to the message,
but the words had been washed
away by the time students were
able to see the work. The perpetrators have not been found and it is
still not certain what the motive
behind the art is meant to be.
This is not the first act of vandalism to tag this campus in recent
For the past month, vandals
have been tampering with cars and
a sorority house on the 400 block of
Kiefaber Street.
The crimes have taken place
when residents were either not
home or asleep. A resident of the
house and victim of the vandalism,
senior communication major Greta Hopp, reached out to Flyer News.
On Feb. 28, Hopp’s car was spraypainted with an almost indecipherable message.
“At 1:30 a.m., I was still in bed,
and my roommate came in and
said, ‘Hey, your car got tagged,’”
Hopp said. “I go outside and there’s
red spray paint on my windows,
and I thought it said ‘men.’”
Hopp notified the police of the
incident and made a statement.
However, the crimes did not stop.
On March 1, a sheet sign hanging
from the front porch of the house
was stolen. Hopp said the perpetrator later took to the social media
app Fade to share a picture of the
stolen sheet in a VWK room.
On March 2, residents of the
house were notified that their
siding had been tagged with the
same message. “I think, a week
later, somebody texted us a picture
saying, ‘I was just outside your
house and this is what it says,’”
Staff Writer
Top: The “WOMEN ARE ETHEREAL” piece had been partially washed away by late morning Monday, and the whole message
could not be deciphered. Photo courtesy of Saif Alqahatani. Bottom left and right: The word, “MEN!” was tagged on a car
(left) and a sorority house (right) on the 400 block of Kiefaber Street last month. Photos courtesy of Greta Hopp.
Hopp said. “It said ‘men!’ in red
spray paint.”Since the incidents,
UD police have patrolled overtime
around the area.
No one has been charged for any
of the crimes and no suspects have
been named.
More information on the in-
Andrew Strauss has recently
been selected as the new University of Dayton School of Law
Dean. Not only is Dean Strauss an
experienced and qualified international law expert, he already has
the valuable sense of community
intrinsic to UD.
“From the moment I set foot
on campus I felt that UD was a
great fit for me,” Strauss said in
an exclusive interview with Flyer
News. Describing the sense of
community as “palpable,” Strauss
was immediately impressed and
excited to join in toshare his interests and values with those of UD
and its Marianist heritage.
Strauss is coming to UD from
Widener University School of Law
in Wilmington, Delaware, where
he served as professor of law and
associate dean for faculty research
and strategic initiatives. After the
current dean of the school of law,
Paul McGreal steps down, Strauss
will begin his term on July 1.
In the fall of 2008, at Widener, he
became the first to be awarded the
title of Distinguished Professor
of Law, along with two other recipients. He led initiatives for the
expansion of international and
graduate programs and helped
develop other sources of alternative revenue for Widener’s School
of Law.
Strauss was a leader in reforming Widener law school’s pedagogy. As associate dean, he implemented multiple assessments and
applied learning labs to courses,
as well as promoted active learning technologies in the classroom.
vestigation will be available at and @FlyerNews
throughout the following days.
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As part of Stander Symposium, the Schuster Center will become home to UD student
art – music, dance, theatre, photography,
painting, sculpture – for Celebration of the
Arts. The performances will be held in the
center’s Mead Theatre, 8 p.m. Wednesday,
and the other activities start at 6:30 p.m.
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Co-sponsored by the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium.
Playwright, actor and professor Anna Deavere Smith uses
her unique brand of theatre to highlight issues of community,
character and diversity in America. Smith has been listening
to people across the country from all walks of life for the last
several years and using those conversations as inspiration
with the goal of bringing “people across the chasms.” During
the course of her presentation Smith performs portrayals of
people she has interviewed, recreating a diversity of emotions
and points of view on controversial issues. Smith was the 2012
National Humanities Medal winner and was recently selected to
deliver the 2015 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.
Free and open to the public. For additional information or special
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Junior mechanical engineering major Andrew Eckrich, senior mechanical engineering major Andrew Koerner and senior chemical engineering major Jack Schleuter perform at Appalachia Club’s Appalachia Night Saturday. Chris Santucci/Photo Editor
After 66 days of surviving on raw fish and
rainwater, a 37-year-old sailor was saved
by the U.S. Coast Guard. Once the man’s
fishing ship turned awry, he captured fish
by luring them with his laundry and trapping them with a net and rationing rain
water to stay hydrated enough to survive.
Source: BBC
Rolling Stone retracted and publicly
apologized for its Nov. 19, 2014 report
on a University of Virginia rape victim
referred to as ‘Jackie.’ The magazine
commissioned the Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism to do a
report on the article, and came across
numerous errors in the editing and
research and reporting of the article.
Source: NPR
A San Diego creator of,
a revenge porn website, was sentenced to
18 years in prison Friday. The man would
blackmail victims hundreds of dollars to
remove naked photos and personal information from the website, leading to job firings, break-ups and an attempted suicide.
Source: The Guardian
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was
transported unconscious to the hospital March 31 in response to a 911 call.
The reasons for this transportation are
not yet confirmed, but musicians rallied
for the singer on social media, one posting, “No. Not Joni.” Two of these supporters included Boy George and Billy Idol.
Source: BBC
Showtime’s reboot of the 90s cult classic “Twin Peaks” will reboot in 2016
without creator David Lynch. Lynch said
the network wasn’t offering the financial resources he needed to create the
show “the way it needed to be done,” he
tweeted. He personally broke the news
to the actors last weekend. At least Special Agent Dale Cooper will still be there.
Source: CNN
April 8th, 2015
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Interactive art installations
in the Wintergarden
Performance in Mead Theatre
Tickets are free but required. Tickets for UD students, faculty and staff
are available at the Kennedy Union box office with a valid University
ID. Tickets for the general public are available by calling Ticket Center
Stage at 937-228-3630 or online at
Free transportation to the Schuster from campus provided by Greater
Dayton RTA. Roundtrip chartered buses will depart from the corner of
Stewart and Alberta (near A lot) at 6:35 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. on April 8.
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The office of multicultural affairs will host a
culinary celebration for Hispanic Heritage
Month in Alumni Hall, Wednesday from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Authentic Latin
dishes will be served for free, whether you
are a faculty or staff member or a student.
Claudetteia Love, a gay high school student in Louisiana, was told she could
not attend her prom wearing a tuxedo.
Love reported the school was using the
dress code to discriminate against her
sexual orientation. After the case started making headlines, the local school
board started intervening in the case.
Source: Time Magazine
For the eighth year, UD Rescue Squad
will honor Lesley Smith, a 2007 alumna
who devoted three years to the squad and
passed away from epilepsy complications
in 2008, in a 5K, Saturday from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Funds raised will be donated to The
Epilepsy Foundation. Runners will meet
in front of the RecPlex before the race.
Playwright, actor and professor Anna Deavere Smith will discuss community, character and diversity in the KU Ballroom,
Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. (after being
rescheduled from her original March date
in the UD Speaker Series). Her presentation, “On Grace,” will show what she has
learned from a breadth of people she has
interviewed about controversial issues.
The event is free and open to the public.
A UD police officer reported that a NASA
special agent in charge of the Computer
Forensic Lab in the NASA Inspector General’s Office assaulted him, and the agent
has been ordered to stay in the area under electronic monitoring (EHDP). The
agent reported being invited by a woman
he met at Timothy’s bar to her Fairground
Avenue apartment, where he was later arrested. Source: Dayton Daily News
In a poll released Monday, about 84 percent of Ohio voters in the sample reported
supporting the legalization of medical
marijuana, and 52 percent reported the
same for recreational marijuana. But 84
percent of those polled said they wouldn’t
use the drug themselves. The margin of
error for the poll is plus or minus three
percent. Source: Dayton Daily News
Women around the world may not have
total equality yet, but Iran decided
to allow its female citizens to attend
- and watch - major sporting events.
The women were once prohibited from
entering stadiums holding games attended by men, and now they can attend games with their families (as long
as those sports are not overly masculine, like wrestling and swimming).
Source: Time Magazine
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has
photographed tens of thousands of
light-years-long green filaments in deep
space. These green specters reveal themselves when quasars, or active galaxies,
glow then dim, when radiation brings
these shapes (or ghosts) to life. These
galaxies are created when gas superheats and surrounds supermassive
black holes at the center of a host galaxy.
Source: BBC
At the University of Cape Town in South
Africa, activists joined together in a poo
protest to express their “collective disgust.” The protestors covered a statue of
Cecil John Rhodes, who once colonized
and exploited the land for his own benefit, in feces. They called the statue a
“symbol of racial oppression” and have
since covered that symbol in signs and
trash bags. Source: Aljazeera
Facebook has 1.4 billion users around
the world, but Mark Zuckerberg is thirsty
for more. Company executives have reportedly met with other media companies like BuzzFeed, National Geographic
and The New York Times to negotiate
deals for Facebook-exclusive news content, and the company is pushing for ties
with other companies like Instagram as
well. Source: The Week magazine
After more than a year away from the
public eye, former Cuban President
Fidel Castro made an appearance.
The 88-year-old greeted a Venezuelan
delegation at a school for a solidarity mission and seemed aware and
healthy, according to a local news outlet.
Source: The Week magazine
Solution to Issue 22 sudoku
On April 23, microbrewery Dayton Beer
Company will open its doors off the 300
block of East Second Street in downtown
Dayton. The brewery will include canning
and bottling lines and will host 36 taps
with the company’s own brew, as well as
craft beers from the region and around
the country. Founder and University of
Cincinnati alumnus Pete Hilgeman hopes
to expand to Columbus and Cincinnati.
Source: Dayton Daily News
Residents near South Kilmer Street
and Home Avenue reported a fire
Sunday morning, in which a stolen
2001 Ford Explorer was intentionally
set on fire. The vehicle had been stolen from a Chelsea Avenue resident,
who had reported the stolen vehicle.
Source: Dayton Daily News
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Dayton 2 Daytona aims to excite, names first musical act
Staff Writer
With the end of the school year
approaching, the stress of school
work and exams weighs heavily on
students’ minds. To relieve them
of their anxities, the Dayton 2 Daytona committee announced their
first performer: Hoodie Allen.
The tradition of attending Dayton 2 Daytona is perhaps most
importantly regarded as the last
college celebration for graduating
“D2D is by far one of my favorite traditions at the University of
Dayton. There is no better way
to celebrate the end of the year
and send off the seniors than by
a week on the pool deck with your
friends,” senior and Dayton 2 Daytona committee member Kelly
Fulkerson said.
The love for this tradition is
not just limited to upperclassmen,
it extends from all students of the
“Hearing about upperclassmen
reminisce on their memories associated with this trip makes me excited to experience Daytona when I
am a junior and senior,” first-year
Lauren Murphy said.
According to the Dayton 2 Daytona website, the 2015 trip marks
the 38th anniversary since the
annual trip was first established.
The trip started with humble beginnings, just 50 seniors renting
a bus to make their way down to
Daytona. With the assistance of
student-leisure tour company
Campus Vacations, Dayton 2 Daytona has developed into an extensive event throughout the years.
Four neighboring Daytona hotels are closed off solely for UD
students while complimentary
snacks and beverages, live music,
and daytime activities are provided. Over the years, Dayton 2 Daytona has expanded to nearly 2,500
students in attendance each year.
To get students amped up for
Dayton to Daytona, there is a
Daytona-themed week held at
the university. The dates for this
year’s Daytona-themed week are
from Monday through April 18.
Themes for each day are being finalized and are to be announced in
the next few weeks along with this
year’s performing artists and hotel
According to Dayton 2 Daytona’s
official Twitter, rapper Hoodie Allen will be performing live at the
event May 7.
Student bands that wish to
perform in Daytona are required
to submit a video to the Dayton 2
Daytona executive board.
Additionally, students are required to attend one safety forum
session. These hour-long forums
serve to educate students about the
precautionary steps they should
take to ensure their safety before
leaving for the trip and to utilize
while they are in Daytona.
The Dayton 2 Daytona student
committee has been working diligently since September to achieve
another successful annual Daytona trip. In the upcoming weeks,
their vision will become public to
the UD student body, which will
spark the excitement to a new level
among campus.
“I cannot wait for students to
hear and see all the committees
plans to be in put into action in
the upcoming weeks, not only will
it amplify the excitement for the
trip, but it will also give students
the motivation they need to push
through the rest of the semester,”
Fulkerson said.
The remaining safety forum sessions are scheduled: April 7 in KU
ballroom at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30
p.m., April 12 in VWK, at 5:30 p.m.,
7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and April 20 in
VWK at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Peace Walk aims to unite Dayton community
The Dayton International Peace
Museum and the National Conference for Community and Justice
of Greater Dayton is hosting its
first annual Peace Heroes Walk
May 2 at Riverscape MetroPark.
The Dayton International Peace
The Dayton International Peace
Museum and The National Conference for Community and Justice
of Greater Dayton created this
event and hopes it becomes a tradition around Dayton.
Wright State University has
decided to help out with the walk
and a few of their student organizations are going to have teams
participate in the walk.
people in their own lives as heroes
who have made a peaceful difference.
“Mahatma Gandhi is my hero
because his life and work has inspired me to seek out peace over
violence,” Bloomingdale said, “He
showed me that you did not need to
use violence to create real change
in this world.”
There are many more real-world
Museum and the National Conference for Community and Justice
have decided to pay tribute to the
1995 Dayton Peace Accords, which
helped end the violence in Bosnia,
since it is the 20th anniversary of
the event. The Dayton International Peace Museum is hosting other
events around to try and solve the
violence problems happening in
the Greater Dayton area.
The 1995 Dayton Peace Accords
involved President Bill Clinton
and many other world leaders
working together to end the horrific events of the Bosnian War
and was a major event not only in
Dayton’s history, but world history.
Daniel Bloomingdale, a WSU
student, is in charge of reaching
out to universities, particularly
UD and WSU. He believes any college student would be excited to be
at the first Dayton Peace Heroes
According to its website, The
Dayton International Peace Museum’s motto for the event is, “be
the change you want to see in the
world.” The goal of the walk is to
promote peaceful alternatives to
conflict, just as many world leaders have shown us how to do.
The website gives some examples of peaceful heroes. However,
they encourage some to choose
examples on their website and it
is a great opportunity to look into
all of the different ways college
students and even younger kids
can make a peaceful difference in
a violent world.
Riverscape MetroPark is located
at 111 E. Monument Ave.
Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. and the walk is set
to begin at 9 a.m. You can find out
more information and sign up for
the event at
or There is
also a Walk Info Hotline: 937-9997314.
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photographers work diligently to ensure that all
campus events get the coverage they deserve. Last
issue, Flyer News published a series of basketball
photographs by student photographer Jed Gerlach.
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The University of Dayton appealed to Strauss especially because of UD’s Marianist tradition,
with which he said he agrees on
many levels. The emphasis the
Marianists place on inclusivity
and the education of the whole
person resonates very much with
him, Stauss said.
As someone who believes in the
ability to change and adapt, an imperative fundamental to Marianist
ideals, Strauss said this adaptability is “reflected in everything from
the university’s entrepreneurial
culture to the really innovative
scholarship that the faculty is
An example of how the law
school is maintaining adaptability,
Strauss said, is in its focus on law
and technology.
“This is about understanding
the legal implications of the profound technological revolution,
particularly in information technology, that we are all experiencing,” Strauss said.
In response to being asked what
the law school can look forward
to under his leadership, Strauss
started out by outlining what a
great law school should have. According to Strauss, the kind of
law school will give students fundamental knowledge and skills
necessary to practice law, such as
basic analytic skills and clear oral
and written communication abilities.
This knowledge also includes
“basic practice skills such as the
ability to draft legal documents
and to relate well to clients,”
Strauss said.
“I want our students to experience for themselves, in their own
unique ways, the excitement of
the study and pursuit of law,”
Strauss said. “One of the things I
would like to do as dean is to help
students find their own career visions, to help give them a sense of
what is possible for themselves.”
At UD, Strauss plans to take
seriously the school of law’s role
as an incubator of thought and
research. He talked of his public mission as dean to guide the
school of law in taking “abstract
social theories of how society
should be and translating them
into concrete institutional reality,
giving students a broad and holistic education.”
Along with his Marianist values, Strauss was also drawn to
UD’s global focus, especially involving the work being done in
programs such as the Hanley Sustainability Institute and the Human Rights Center. Having spent
his career as a legal academic
teaching and studying international law and having done work
on international law, Strauss is a
global addition to UD.
Strauss is an universal figure,
specializing in international economic law, international transactions, public international law, international organizations, global
warming litigation and international jurisdiction.
The most important piece of
advice Strauss gave law students
today was for them to discover and
be true to their own inner vision
of their place in the legal system.
“This means not just passively
following the path of least resistance toward a legal career that
they do not feel ownership in,”
Strauss said. He acknowledged
that the discovery of such an inner vision is a lot easier said than
done. Asking and answering the
question “Who am I?” is generally
a difficult part of human development, but Strauss encouraged students to find the techniques for
such discovery.
“The beginning of finding answers is to take the uncomfortable
step of admitting confusion and
daring to confront the question,”
Strauss said. “It’s a journey, but in
my experience, law students who
wholeheartedly embark upon this
journey reap great rewards, and a
fulfilling career is one of them.”
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US nuclear deal with Iran signals first step toward peace
News Editor
Lausanne, Switzerland, was the
setting last week for an important
moment in U.S. and world history
when a tentative Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was
agreed upon with Iran, according
to CNN.
Iran has agreed to many different limits regarding their nuclear
Two-thirds of Iran’s uranium
enriching centrifuges, which make
uranium usable for nuclear weapons will be placed under the control of the International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA). The remaining centrifuges will only be
allowed to do a minimal amount
of work for the next 10 to 15 years.
The IAEA will also keep a close
watch on the nuclear facilities
Iran will have in operation for the
next 25 years. Iran will have to give
open access to IAEA officials to
all parts of their nuclear facilities
and the country will also have to
gain prior approval before building any new nuclear facilities.
BBC News reported several key
points in the deal.
The plan includes reducing the
uranium in Iranian posession to
oxide form so that it is no longer
usable for nuclear production. The
only centrifuges Iran is allowed to
produce are to replace machines
no longer in operation.
Also, work on the Arak heavywater reactor, which can turn plutonium to uranium is being halted
by the deal.
No works are to be commissioned, no fuel is to be made for it
and testing can no longer be done
on it for nuclear purposes.
BBC News reports that if Iran
meets these requir ments, the
world powers will offer multiple
reparations to Iran for its suffering economy.
The powers will offer “limited, temporary, targeted and reversable refief ” to Iran. No new
nuclear sanctions will be put on
Iran if they abide by the current
parameters. Also, $4.2 billion of
oil revenue will be given to Iran in
Most importantly, many sanctions on the import and export
regulations Iran follows will be
lifted, allowing for Iran’s economy
to grow.
Israeli officials were quick to
criticize the JCPOA, noting several issues they felt were left uncovered, according to The New
York Times. A few of the criticisms Israeli leaders had were:
there should be an end to any research on nuclear development
in Iran, nearly all Iranian centrifuges should be confiscated in case
Iran breaks the JCPOA and tries
to build a bomb and revelation of
past nuclear activity done by the
country’s military program.
United States officials see the
deal in completely different way
than the diplomats of Israel.
President Barack Obama felt the
JCPOA was a “once in a lifetime
opportunity.” Obama also stated he
thought the deal was kind gesture
in the way of Israel, reported The
New York Times.
“This is our best bet by far to
make sure Iran doesn’t get a nuclear weapon,” Obama said in an
interview with Thomas L. Fried-
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Ghost Town Silence shows off new lineup, EP
Asst. A&E Editor
Dayton-based rock ‘n‘ roll and
Americana band Ghost Town Silence will play the Oregon Express
in Dayton’s Oregon District Saturday to promote the release of its
new EP, “Shadows.” Playing with
Ghost Town Silence will be Akillis
Greene and ToddtheFoxMusic, a
solo acoustic performer.
All performances feature a bass
player and Akillis Greene and
ToddtheFoxMusic feature a wash
board player.
Tom Gilliam, lead guitar and
co-lead vocalist of Ghost Town Silence, is looking forward to re-entering the bar scene after playing
at various music festivals, including the Dayton Music Festival and
a performance at the University of
Dayton’s McGinnis Center.
“Being on a college campus offers a different audience,” Gilliam
said. “You know they are there to
hear you play your music and at a
bar. It’s not always like that.”
This will also be the first time
Ghost Town Silence plays a bar
venue since its recent lineup
Ghost Town Silence had the
same keyboard player from late
2005, when the band was established, until November of 2013.
Nathan Warden, the current key-
Local band Ghost Town Silence will play an album release show at Oregon Express Saturday. Photo courtesy of Ghost
Town Silence.
board player, joined the band the
following spring. Current percussionist Brian Winter entered the
band almost immediately after the
previous drummer left last June.
The lineup isn’t the only recent
change for Ghost Town Silence.
Formerly known as the Rebel Set,
the band changed its name last
year after receiving a Facebook
message from a band under the
same name.
“They basically said that they
were big time now and had a radio
label in California,” Gilliam said.
The Rebel Set had purchased the
trademark in 2010 but waited to
contact Ghost Town Silence until
last year.
“We tried coming up with new
names, but it was mostly just stupid, funny stuff,” Gilliam said.
They wanted a name more representative of the band and a name
that another band could not touch.
“Ghost Town Silence” was the
name of a song recorded by the
band when it was still known as
the Rebel Set. After searching
the Internet, the only result for
“Ghost Town Silence” had been
the band talking about the album
with that song.
“It wasn’t worth suing anyone
over,” Gilliam said. “We play music for fun, but all have careers. It
just wasn’t worth pursuing.”
Gilliam described the production of the new EP as a quick and
painless process compared to previous albums. The band was able
to record at In the Red Recording,
located close to UD and closer
to home for the local band than
Franklin, Ohio, where they recorded previous albums.
The energy for this EP was different for the band as well.
Gilliam described a particular
song that the band was struggling
to record: “The vibe just wasn’t
there.” Instead of playing the song
countless times in hopes of finding one they liked for the album,
the band took a break and went
outside to re-energize and focus
on the music. “When we came back
inside, it sounded great. We ended
up using that take for the EP,” Gilliam said.
Ghost Town Silence is looking
forward to seeing how the new
music is received by Dayton music
fans in the Oregon District, above
anything else.
“We’re mainly just excited to be
back at Oregon Express,” Gilliam
Ghost Town Silence will play at
the Oregon Express Saturday at
10 p.m. Its new EP, “Shadows,” is
available on Spotify and the band’s
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From the first line of its debut
album to the closing note, Heyrocco
takes listeners back to the good, the
bad, and the awkward of high school.
The album allows you to look back
on all your firsts in a way that makes
you simultaneously miss it while
never wanting to go back. It gives you
the feeling that high school is some
distant place, when really it was no
more than four years ago.
Nathan Merli, Tanner Cooper and
Chris Cool make up the band that is
Heyrocco. The guys are no older than
21 and have been playing together for
years. Hailing from South Carolina,
they have been touring off and on for
the past two years and just finished
playing their first stint at SXSW.
I first heard their songs about a
year ago, and their music, while not
falling within my typical taste, still
captured my heart with its honest
words and unique arrangements.
Merli with his angsty lyrics and
simple guitar riffs, Cooper with his
catchy drum fills and Cool with his
smooth bass lines, produce a unique
but awesome sound that can take
some getting used to.
I had the privilege of seeing
these charming fellas play twice in
48 hours. Mixing up their set lists
each night, I was able to hear all of
my favorites along with some new
ones, written mere weeks before.
Even when playing to a nearly empty
room, the energy doesn’t stop. Playing mainly at small bars in the U.S.,
the boys are headed across the pond
in a few weeks where the venues and
the crowds are much larger. To get a
glimpse of what to expect from them,
search for their Audiotree sessions
online. One listen to these, and you’ll
want to become their best friend.
At the shows, I was able to legally
obtain a copy of their upcoming album, “Teenage Movie Soundtrack,”
which is set to be officially released
in June. Its title could not be more
accurate for the songs it contains.
With titles like “Loser Denial” and
“Virgin” and lyrics saying “I’ll have
you back before your family’s heads
get sour” and “Why haven’t I found
my place yet? I am never one hundred percent,” the flashbacks come
While listening, you feel like
you’re starring in a ’90s high school
flick. This feeling comes from the
slightly Nirvana-esque vibe along
with the stories they tell through
their songs. Heyrocco’s lyrics are humorous because they are 100 percent
true, whether you’d like to admit it
or not.
For a taste of what’s on the longawaited album, their EP “Mom
Jeans” is available on iTunes
and Spotify for you to enjoy until the release of “Teenage Movie
Soundtrack.” They will be touring
Europe for most of April and May for
the release of the album. When they
get back, we can be sure to expect another tour from these guys: one you
don’t want to miss.
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Acrobatic alumnus takes talents to circus school
While many recent colle ge
alumni are pursuing jobs in
their perspective fields, alumnus
Ben Huey is pursuing something
slightly less related to his major.
Huey’s aspirations have led him
to train for a career that is both
magical and mesmerizing – he currently attends circus school.
Huey graduated from the University of Dayton in 2014 with
a major in dietetics. He was involved with dance ensemble, opera workshop and even played
the lead character, Pseudolus, in
the main-stage musical “A Funny
Thing Happened on the Way to the
had experience with the Cincinnati Circus Company. While working there, Huey helped with the
trapeze rig and performed as a
living statue.
His perception of performing
changed when he studied abroad
in Florence, Italy. Circus performing is very popular in Europe, according to Huey, and this piqued
his interest. This experience motivated him to take a leap of faith, so
he could leap from a trapeze.
Joining the circus is often seen
as a romanticized dream, Huey
said, but he has learned it takes
more than just dreaming to turn
these fantasies into a reality. First,
he had to be accepted into a circus school. Ben applied to the New
England Center for Circus Arts.
tive auditions filled with actors
trying to out perform each other.
This was not the case.
“The circus communities are
very supportive,” he said. “It’s not
competitive even in the auditions.
We would cheer on each other even
during the auditions. It’s not like
most people think with theater and
musicals. It’s very supportive.”
The New England Center for
Circus Arts accepted him, and the
first few months were spent training on many apparatuses. This allows the students to get a feel for
the arts they want to major in.
“It’s very demanding,” he said.
“A lot of it is self-directed. Our
class time is nine hours a week.
The rest of the time, we can be in
there practicing our skills. There’s
“I have been in musical theater
all of my life,” Huey said. “I was
one of those kids that thought doing backflips and handstands was
really cool. Then I studied abroad
my junior year and thought I
should get into that stuff. Performing made me happy, so I mixed
both performing and acrobatics.”
During Huey’s college career, he
also participated in a one-month
introduction at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts in
Seattle, Washington. While there,
he was introduced to many different circus arts, but mostly flying
trapeze and static trapeze. He also
The acceptance process involved
two steps. The first was to create an audition video that would
showcase strength, coordination
and flexibility.
“They wanted to see cartwheels,
pull-ups, and I threw in juggling
and rope climbing,” Huey said.
The school then reviewed the video and invited Huey to audition in
person in New England. This step
in the process was a 12-hour audition to displayed his strengths.
Huey had performed in many
auditions throughout his theatrical career, but this audition was
different. He was used to competi-
upwards of 25 to 30 hours a week
of training.” All of the student’s
hard work is later showcased in a
winter performance.
After winter break, the students
focus more on their major. Huey is
majoring in the chinese pole with
a minor in hand balancing. The
chinese pole involves the acrobats
climbing, in a Spider man-like
fashion, 10 to 30 feet on a singular
vertical pole. The performers then
hold themselves in poses that are
horizontal to the ground. These
stunts require tremendous physical and mental strength.
“A lot of what we do is getting
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FN: How did you guys meet?
Allie Heraty: I met Meghan the first
day of freshman year. Humanities
Plaza was where it began … She had
just been dumped.
Amanda Ronshausen: Meghan and
I went to high school together, although really became friends as
into our heads. You have to commit
to what you’re doing,” Huey said.
After graduating, Huey hopes to
attend a graduate program at the
Quebec Circus School or audition
for a summer program at the Academy of Circus Arts in the U.K.
This program allows for young
circus performers to take classes
and create acts with professionals.
It is typical for talent scouts to attend these shows, which makes
this program a gateway into the
European circus circuit.
Huey is proof that there is still
room for wonder and amazement
in the form of circus acts in our
technological world, and that great
performers can come from anywhere, even little Dayton, Ohio.
Nashville songstress to preview new album in Dayton
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Bluesy American country artist Logan Brill will perform songs
from her new full-length album,
“Shut Eye,” set to release this
spring. Attendees of this acoustic
show can expect an authentic jam
session from Brill and her two accompanying guitarists.
Brill describes her new album
as “seasoned” and “more rock
country.” While Brill felt she was
more experienced in the making
of this album, she enjoyed the
learning the writing and recording process of her first album,
“Walking Wires.” She describes
“Walking Wires” as being more
mid-tempo than “Shut Eye.”
“It was like compiling a big pile
of songs that I love and picking
from that,” Brill said to describe
what went into the making of
Walking Wires. “I love every song
on that album.”
Brill moved to Nashville when
she was 18 to make her way into
the music scene, but her love for
Logan Brill will play an acoustic show at Canal Public House Sunday. Photo courtesy of Jami Fugate.
music began at an even earlier
age. Coming from a musical family, Brill recalled sitting around a
campfire at her dad’s cabin, sing-
ing with her family and sharing
her love for music with all of them.
After making the move to Nashville, Brill signed a publishing deal
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Alumnus Ben Huey didn’t learn this in his dietetics classes at UD. Photo courtesy of Ben Huey.
with Carnival music as a songwriter and started working on her first
record. Since, she has opened for
a wide range of big-name artists
such as Josh Turner, Sara Evans,
David Nail, Steve Earl and Jenny
Douglas. Brill sites opening for
The Band Perry as being one of
her biggest music accomplishments.
“We just got to rock at the beach
which was a blast,” Brill said of
the experience. “They put together
an amazing show.”
Her career accomplishments
aren’t expected to stop there. Brill
hopes to one day perform at the
Grand Ole Opry.
As for her upcoming show in
Dayton, Brill is hoping to get people moving with her songs, stating
they are both fun to listen to and
dance to. Along with songs from
“Shut Eye,” Brill will feature
songs from her first album and
some well-known covers.
“We’re gonna have a really great
time,” Brill said.
Logan Brill will perform at the
Canal Public House, 208 E. First
St., Sunday at 7 p.m. Doors open at
3 pm. Tickets can be purchased in
advance for $8 or $10 at the doors.
All ages are welcome.
floormates freshman year.
Marissa Mueller: I think we all became friends sophomore year.
Hallie Wiedner: Jasper is where it
all flourished.
FN: Give everyone in your house a
Meghan Ostermueller: Hallie is
Most Likely to Tell You the Truth.
AH: Or scream in your face.
MM: Meghan is the Best Dancer.
MO: No I am not.
HW: Yes, you are. Are you kidding
me? Money Maker?
MO: Amanda is Betty Crocker. She
bakes things all the time.
HW: That we come back and eat at
2 a.m.
MO: Marissa is the Mom.
AR: She initiates the family dinners.
MM: Allie is the Clown.
HW: No, Allie is Most Likely to
Give You a Cliché When You’re Depressed.
MO: She always has a motivational
quote as her background.
FN: What is your house song?
HW: We are big Sheryl Crow fans.
AH: *sings* “The first cut is the
deepest …”
MO: “Picture” by Kid Rock and
Sheryl Crow.
AH: We like to jam to Whitney
Houston in the parking lot, too.
AR: We love our throwbacks,
MO: “Shower” is Allie’s anthem.
AH: Becky G is my girl.
FN: What’s your most embarrassing
moment at UD?
AH: I’m trying to think of one that
could go in the paper … Well, once
I got stuck to an elliptical. I was
trying to get the cleaner and my
shirt got stuck in the spinning part
of this guy’s elliptical. I got like
sucked into it, and we eventually
just had to rip me out. I left the rec
with a huge hole in my shirt.
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MO: There are so many. How about
that one time it was the first day being at Dayton and I was crying to a
bunch of girls I had just met about
being dumped over the phone. Long
distance relationships are rough,
especially when it’s been an entire
day without seeing your significant
AH: I went to the Galley to get a
milkshake, so clearly I got a Mocha
Madness. I went to the Rec after, and
the guy checking me in told me to
check my reflection when I got a
chance. When I checked, I had milkshake all over my face. I was like the
Joker of chocolate.
HW: The Stuart Hill was a rough
place for me. I crawled up it. And
fell down it a lot.
AH: Also, Hallie threw up once in a
towel, came downstairs and handed
it to me, and then I spent the next
hour scrubbing it in the shower.
And where was Hallie?
HW: I had gone to bed.
FN: If you guys could be any Disney character, who would everyone
be and why?
HW: Don’t give me a Disney princess.
AH: Just for that, I am making you
MM: No, this isn’t Disney, but Hallie
is literally Tibby from “Sisterhood
of the Traveling Pants.”
MO: I feel like Allie would be Sebastian.
AH: “Ariel, life under the sea is anything better than what they got up
there.” I love Disney Pandora, that’s
how I knew that.
HW: Meghan, you’re the genie, because you make people’s wishes
come true.
MO: How is that me?
HW: I just think you’re a good
MO: Aw, thanks Hal.
AH: Marissa, you’re Mrs. Potts!
MM: “C’mon Chip, get to the cupboard.”
MO: Amanda is Grandmother Willow from “Pocahontas” because she
is so wise.
FN: Who do you want to see perform
in Daytona?
AH: Sheryl Crow or Sean Paul. I
have diverse taste.
AR: But Kid Rock would have to
make an appearance for “Picture.”
Meghan Ostermueller, Allie Heraty, Marissa Mueller, Amanda Ronshausen and Hallie Wiedner are big Sheryl Crow fans.
Photo courtesy of Meghan Ostermueller.
AH: And only if Cher Lloyd and
Becky G came too. My girl times
FN: Do you have any advice for underclassmen?
AH: Bill’s Donuts is not the same as
Stan’s Donuts. Meghan and I went
like three times, and we didn’t
know why everyone thought it was
so great but we thought it was terrible. Then we realized we were at
the wrong place. The worst part is
that it says “Stan” in huge letters
on the sign.
MM: It was an honest mistake. Donut shops are such a thing in Ohio.
That and cemeteries.
MO: Well, people die. And they like
MM: When in doubt, order a breakfast pizza.
MO: Never underestimate the power of dry shampoo.
AR: Get off campus every once in
MM: Go to the Oregon District and
Yellow Springs.
MO: Get a campus job.
HW: Go to the Write Place.
MM: Don’t go to Skyline.
MO: It’s not actually chili. That
should be their tagline.
AH: Hickory BBQ is a hidden gem.
FN: What’s your favorite spot at UD?
AH: The Ski Lodge. 40 Jasper.
MO: It’s all wood inside. So cozy.
Probably eight different types of
wood in that house. And another
place is obviously Taco Bell.
FN: If you were visiting for your 10year reunion, what would everyone
be up to?
MM: Allie will be married with four
sets of triplets.
AH: Yes, I would have a lot of multiples.
HW: Allie is going to take over the
world and live somewhere really
AH: And I will still have four states
left to visit. I need to get to Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii
MO: Allie is clearly very interesting. She also has a twin.
HW: Yeah, you should just do the
Porch Profile on her.
MO: Hallie will be in her own flat in
Chicago, because she doesn’t want
to get married. And she will be blogging about how getting married is
stupid and binding yourself to one
person is archaic.
MM: Oh, and she will have cured
diabetes and epilepsy.
MO: Marissa. White picket fence.
Three kids. With perfect meals and
perfect portions. In the suburbs of
Chicago. And she and her husband
are both going to work at an ad
agency and be like a dynamic duo.
HW: Meghan will have seven dogs.
MO: Definitely a dog lady ... but
hopefully be in love? Maybe? I’m
going to live in the city too. Maybe
move to the ‘burbs eventually.
HW: Don’t sell out. Be my roommate.
AH: Meghan, you’re not going to let
us come over, because we’ll mess
your entire house up.
MO: Amanda will have her own
bakery on the side, because she’s
an entrepreneur.
MM: And we will all be living in her
AR: Gotta have my taste testers!
HW: I will be taking loans out of her
bank account.
MM: When you guys visit this is
how it will be: Auntie Meg will
bring the pups. Auntie Allie will
bring the fish sticks. Auntie Amanda with the crafts. And Auntie Hal
with all the goodies.
MO: Allie, you will have a wall of
Biggie stuff.
MM: We will all get together to
watch the Duggars.
MO: No, I hope one of them goes
HW: “Breaking Duggars.”
MM: Hallie and John David will end
up together.
HW: I will corrupt him. We don’t do
side hugs, John David.
AR: That’s right ... straight to hand
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President-elect thanks voters
Last November, Rolling Stone published an article entitled ‘A Rape on
Campus,’ a graphic, compelling account of one University of Virginia
student’s sexual assault and the failure of the university’s administration to adequately address her case. This article received viral circulation, with more online views than any other piece unrelated to a
celebrity by the magazine. However, as a result of criticisms from other
publications regarding the specifics of the story, in early December, an
editor’s note was appended to the article that, effectively, retracted the
entire story. Additionally, a police investigation confirmed that there
was no evidence to support that the University of Virginia student had
been a victim of rape.
According to the managing editor of the magazine, many of the problems cited by the story’s critics seemed to indicate a systematic failure
on the part of Rolling Stone to properly investigate and report on the
story. Rolling Stone commissioned a report by members of the Columbia School of Journalism, published Sunday, outlining the procedural
failures of the magazine in reporting the story.
The failure of the magazine to adequately determine the facts of the
story before publication have, without a doubt, hurt the cause of sexual
violence prevention across the nation. We feel that to report so poorly
on a story so graphic is shamefully negligent at best.
The misrepresentation of this story has set back the national dialogue on campus sexual assault, casting doubt on survivors who step
forward and discouraging others from doing so. We cannot allow this
misrepresentation to cause us to treat sexual assault survivors with
anything other than compassion.
We must always try to eradicate violence of any form on our campus.
Green dots are positive, but creating an environment in which they are
unnecessary is the ultimate achievement.
Columnist, Junior
I wanted to write this article
to thank each and every one of
you. I am humbled to say that I
am your next student government
president. My running mate, Hayley Clark, and I decided to run because we believe that student government needs strong leaders to
fight the big issues on campus on
your behalf. We ran our campaign
focusing on three of those issues:
sexual assault, diversity inclusiveness and mental health. But there
are many other aspects of campus
life that affect the students here at
the university that we are anxious
to help fix.
We wanted to explain to students how we planned on fixing
those pervasive problems on campus, so our campaign plan was
simply to go out and tell people
about ourselves, our goals and
our ideas.
We did not have a fancy strategy or an elaborate social media
campaign, and we didn’t make
any promises to anybody to help
gain backing. But as we traversed
campus and had personal conversations with students, we were astounded by the amount of support
we received from those we spoke
We found many who passionately believe in us and what we
stand for. We talked to students
who truly believe that we can best
lead the student body and create
substantial positive change here
at the University of Dayton. Knowing we had such strong supporters
behind us helped keep us excited
and dedicated to the campaign.
It is not a common occurrence
to find students who are fired up
about a student government race,
especially here at UD, so we are
very grateful for that.
Many of our friends, and even
some strangers, were willing to
on our behalf, and those people
are the reason we won the election. We could not have won without those who told everyone they
knew to vote for us. We could not
have won without those who talked to their friends and roommates
about what we stand for. And we
certainly could not have won without the help of those who took the
time out of their day. We won only
because we had the support of the
hundreds of students on campus
who truly believed in us, so thank
You helped us win, and now we
are ready to help you. We want to
represent every student here at
UD. Clark and I both are excited
to represent the student body and
help improve the lives of every
student here at the University of
As president and vice president
of the student body, that is our
job. If you would like to tell me
about an issue you have, or simply sit down for a meal and talk
with me, please send me an email
at [email protected] or reach
out to me if you see me around
My goal as student government
president is to be available and
accessible to every student, so
that no student’s issue goes unanswered. I look forward to speaking with and meeting anyone who
needs help getting their voice
heard here at UD.
How do you feel UD’s support for the women’s basketball
team compares to the men’s?
“I feel the men have more history...
so the students go along with the
rest of the fans, but it is a little
“I think there’s not a lot of support for
the women...I would love to see Red
Scare do as much advertising for the
“I think we need to step up the
support for the women’s team this
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“Definitely need a little more hype, I
think we could see some good things
in the future.”
“When people heard about their run
and that they were playing [University
of Connecticut], people started to get
behind them.”
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Cruz’s imagination sounds a lot like Lennon
—Robin Williams, 1951–2014
Asst. Opinions Editor
In case you haven’t heard the
news yet, Ted Cruz has become
the first person to announce he is
running for president in 2016. In
a speech at Liberty University, it
became clear his motto is “reigniting the promise of America.”
Although, if you actually listened
to (or even read) his speech, you
would most likely assume his motto involved the word “imagine,”
especially since, according to the
Washington Post, he used it more
than once per minute.
Cruz asked his audience to
imagine a plethora of things: “a
federal government that protects
the right to keep and bear arms”
or “a legal immigration system
that welcomes and celebrates
those who come to achieve the
American dream.”
While there are definitely some
images I did not wish to imagine,
there was one item in particular
which Cruz said that stood out to
me: “Imagine embracing school
choice as the civil rights issue
of the next generation that every
single child, regardless of race, regardless of ethnicity, regardless of
wealth or ZIP Code, every child in
America has the right to a quality
The first part confused me;
education itself is definitely a
civil right, but actually choosing
a school? I doubt it. Schools found
in the same type of community are
fairly equal in terms of education.
Sure one district may have more
music electives than the other or
offer AP European History whereas another doesn’t, but the fundamental components of education
remain the same at each school.
I seriously doubt that I would
have been better prepared for college if I had attended a school one
or two districts over from my own
high school. Choosing a school
should only come into play if that
school is losing money and thus
cutting core classes, as happened
to a school district near my hometown which failed every levy.
I was hopeful that Cruz would
clear up what he meant by school
being the “civil rights issue of the
next generation.” Instead, I felt his
expansion upon this idea caused
him to trip over his own feet. To
say that “every single child, regardless of race, regardless of
ethnicity, regardless of wealth or
ZIP Code, every child in America
has the right to a quality education” touches upon some major
civil rights issues that are still
present, will most likely still be
around by the next generation and
are significantly more important
than school choice.
If Cruz wishes to tackle the issue of school choice, the underlying problems he defined should be
confronted first. Cruz wants us to
imagine a world where persons
may choose a school regardless
of their race, ethnicity or wealth,
yet if these issues were addressed
wouldn’t his desire of free school
choice follow more easily? While
these civil rights are not under
as much fire as they were half of
a century ago, if we continue to
work toward them, other freedoms
entwined with these larger issues
will become simpler to achieve.
The country has made some progress on the issues Cruz touches
upon, (discrimination due to race
or ethnicity and income inequality), but we are by no means over
and done.
Not to mention the fact that
this is nowhere near an exhaustive list. Cruz left out discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and religion. While there are
certainly others, these, and those
Cruz states, are some of the most
prominent in the world right now.
If the battles surrounding these
civil rights issues were eradicated, it would certainly be easier for
persons of any sex, religion, race,
ethnicity, sexual orientation or income to obtain a quality education.
When you want an issue resolved,
it is much easier to work through
the problems hidden beneath the
surface instead of attempting to
solve the problem from a superficial level.
By making a significant effort at
working toward or fixing these issues, I would assume Cruz’s dream
of solving the “civil rights issue”
of school choice would come organically. However, I don’t find
school choice to be a civil rights issue of any sort. Quality education
in itself is a fundamental right,
but choosing the school it occurs
at is not. Cruz, in a way, outlines
this when he describes what is
preventing school choice: major
civil rights issues. He also strikes
me as not fully invested in the current civil rights battles. After all,
how can you decide the civil rights
issue of the next generation when
the ones from the previous generation are still ongoing?
Police occupy Dayton, cities across US
First, there were the pictures
of a town driven over the edge by
a single officer’s grave mistake,
then the massive law enforcement
and military response appeared.
When I saw the pictures of Ferguson, Missourri last year, I was
outraged. Along with many others,
I was furious about the state of affairs with the way the police were
treating the people of the town.
Comparisons to the civil rights
movements were flying around
social media. But, I couldn’t quite
see the connections, for a simple
reason. The police in Ferguson
very quickly pulled out their new
toys from the federal government:
M-16s, armored military personnel
carriers, full camouflage, military
body armor and a slew of hightech “less than lethal” weaponry
(LRADs included, more on that
in a bit). The social connections
were still just as visible, but the
government response seemed far
more aggressive than that of the
1960s civil rights movements.
A Senate hearing in September
found that the federal government
is sending over $1 billion worth of
military equipment straight from
the ending wars in the Middle
East to police departments across
the country, with virtually no
oversight or rules placed on their
usage. Until recently, this fact
only interested me because I had
always been told that police officers in my hometown of Oakwood,
Ohio, had assault rifles in their
trunks, which seemed unnecessary. Then, March Madness kicked
off with St. Patrick’s Day this year,
and the ghetto turned into a police state every time there was a
chance Dayton could win a game.
To back up the heavy-handed response from the city of Dayton
Police Department, the university,
according to WDTN, also decided
they had $10,000 to spend on a new
toy, their very own Long Range
Acoustic Device (LRAD) speaker
Colloquially known as a “sound
cannon,” this system, according to
the company that produces them,
is designed to overcome “the background noise of vehicles, vessels,
sirens and boisterous crowds to ensure each message is clearly heard
and understood.” What one must
do a bit of research to find is that
the only handheld model LRAD
Corporation produces makes a
sound of 137 decibels. This level
of sound is not only beyond the
pain threshold, but is also only 3
decibels below the threshold of almost immediate permanent hearing damage. It’s as loud as a jet
engine in takeoff.
All of this information is readily available with a few quick
searches, and the university either
made an impulse buy on what a
corporation was advertising to
them, or they did their research
and were comfortable with those
statistics. Neither should be acceptable for any student or their
Tuition, according to the uni-
versity’s website, is $19,545 per
semester for full-time students to
attend classes. This means that
the university felt it important
enough to prevent a few thousand
students from standing in a street
where very few cars drive anyway
at these times, to spend over half
of one student’s tuition here on
a device almost certain to cause
harm to those students.
Now, thankfully, this device has
not yet been used this year. However, I would think that’s irrelevant.
The sound cannon is indicative of
a wider problem with policing in
this country, which has now hit
far too close to home. Instead of
their primary goal being to “protect and serve,” they are merely
playing with military-grade toys
while putting the residents of
their districts at risk. On the night
the Flyers unfortunately lost to
Oklahoma, I walked home from
the house where I watched the
game, and on the way exchanged
a few jokes with several very nice,
very riot-ready police officers.
This just made me wonder, if the
game had turned out differently,
would I have been beaten by the
shiny yellow batons they were carrying, simply because I wanted to
celebrate (sober) in the street with
a thousand of my closest friends?
Obviously, there’s no way to
stop some sort of police response
when there are that many people
in the street, but I do think that
the university should think very
carefully about how it responds to
these events. Does it want to be the
school that has used a sound cannon, paid for by the students, to
cause permanent damage to said
students? I certainly hope not. As
I often say, when you send out riot
police, you’re going to get a riot.
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frequent emails, but there were
only a few emails about the women’s basketball team in my inbox.
There is a great disparity between the support for the two
teams. Students fill the seats behind the hoop and in the 400 section
of the stadium for men’s games. Of
the six women’s games I attended
this year, I witnessed roughly 20
other students present at each
game to cheer on the Flyers. This
is frustrating and disheartening.
According to Red Scare’s mission, “We are a group of enthusiastic UD students united in a common cause: to do whatever it takes
to show UD pride through support
of the University of Dayton’s athletics. Our school is known for its
community, and each athletic event
provides us with an opportunity to
display that unity for all to see.” It
seems the mission has been lost. If
each athletic event provides an opportunity for support, then why did
I not see any Red Scare executive
at any of the women’s basketball
It seems as though the entire student body has missed many opportunities to fulfill this mission. Let’s
remember when the men faced the
Providence College Friars. After a
win to advance to the Round of 32,
students filled the streets in celebration. The excitement echoed
across the campus and few students
missed the action. Yet, few can take
the time for the women’s team.
The send-off party for the Flyers’ first Sweet Sixteen game in history was another opportunity for
celebration. I attended the send-off
party and expected to see hundreds
of students and Red Scare members
waiting to wish the women’s team
good luck. When I arrived, roughly
35 students were there. As I waited
for the women’s team to board the
bus, I saw a Red Scare executive
board member walk by the send-off
party with her head down. Has Red
Scare become just another thing to
Housing change evicts Marianists
The new AVIATE program,
which uses PATH points to assign
campus housing, including that
in the student neighborhood, may
have unintended consequences for
some of the neighborhood’s most
beloved residents: the Marianist
If you were to stop by the brothers’ house this year, you would
notice tension in the normally
peaceful dwelling. “We’re very
concer ned about accumulating
enough points to retain our house,
and it’s taking a toll on community life,” says Brother Brandon
Paluch, who works in the center
for social concern. “We were just
too busy to go to all of the AVIATE
events.” Very involved students
have voiced similar complaints,
which have fallen on deaf ears in
housing and residence life. The
brothers, however, seem to think
this system is fair, even if it could
cost them their house, “We probably brought this upon ourselves,”
said Brother Tom Pieper, campus
minister in Stuart. “We chose to
live lives of service to the less
fortunate. Not having time to at-
tend the AVIATE events is our own
The Marianist brothers, who
have lived in the neighborhood
for years, are members of the religious order that founded the University of Dayton. Currently, most
of the brothers live at 312 Stonemill Road. Under the old lottery
system, the brothers were given
the first pick of a house, and they
always chose 312 Stonemill, with
the exception of the 1997 lottery
when they unsuccessfully tried to
steal the Pi Beta Phi House.
The brothers are looking at
other housing options. They need
a house that can sleep 10 people,
has space for a chapel and is handicap accessible. Given their lack of
PATH points and the few number
of houses on campus that meet
these needs, it’s unlikely that they
will be able to retain 312 Stonemill.
In an attempt to be more flexible,
their housing group could be split
up, scattering the brothers across
university housing. “I just really
hope some of us don’t get stuck in
Irving Commons. It’s too far for
me in the winter,” said Brother
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Red Scare promotes teams unequally, unfairly
As you should be aware, the
women’s basketball team competed
in the Elite Eight for the first time
in our school’s history. Andrea
Hoover was named a finalist for the
Women’s Basktball College Association (WBCA) All-America team
and broke the record for “most career 3-pointers made.” Ally Malott
scored 28 points against secondseeded Kentucky on its home floor
to advance the women’s team to its
first Sweet Sixteen game in program history.
This was a fairy tale for the
University of Dayton and our community: The underdog defeats the
favorite, on its own court, during
the heat of March Madness action. However, after attending the
“send-off ” for the women’s team as
they departed for the Sweet Sixteen
game, I was dumbfounded. Where
was the support from Red Scare
and the student body?
When the men’s basketball team
is in contention, Red Scare sends
Tom Far nsworth, a psychology
The brothers are also considering landlord housing. “We’re really banking on the crack house
(1427 and 1429 Frericks Way). It’s
big enough for our needs and very
reasonably priced. However, I’m
not sure if we have the budget
to hand out all of the free Tang
like the gentlemen this year did.
It could really bankrupt us,” said
a concerned Brother Dan Klso,
the treasurer of the community.
Slanty is another option for some
of the brothers, but they are concerned that the house might actually fall down on them.
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are still able to retain their current accomodations, for now.
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When my roommates and I
gathered around to watch the
first round of the women’s tournament, we realized there was no
way to watch the game. I wish we
were able to support our women’s
team by more than just watching a
score update in the corner of the
Duke game. If viewing was available online, Red Scare did not make
the student body aware of this opportunity. This begs the question:
Does a sports team have to be a
men’s team to receive support and
The chasm between support for
men and women’s sports goes beyond my point today. Our games
have been about a team that has left
everything on the court, while our
school left them alone on the street.
At the time of writing, the University of Dayton’s Department of
Athletics shows continued support
for the team. The site is booming
with highlights of the game wins
Jabir’s Flyers eclipse expectations
over the University of Kentucky
and the University of Louisville,
with previews of the game against
the University of Connecticut.
Meanwhile, what is Red Scare
No email was sent to students
regarding the send-off. Red Scare
has failed to mention anything
about the above achievements. Red
Scare has missed out on a great opportunity to celebrate athletes that
have made history for Dayton athletics. This is a huge moment for
the program, being the fifth win in
the NCAA tournament in program
history. As a student-athlete, I have
never been so disappointed in Red
Scare and the student body.
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Andrea Hoover received the ball
and dribbled into Dayton’s offensive
zone. She took one step toward the
basket, but then, with a seeming
realization of the journey she had
completed and the immense talent
she had, Hoover pulled back and
knocked down a 3-pointer to give the
Flyers the lead over the University
of Connecticut—the best women’s
basketball program in the country.
It was here that I realized it didn’t
matter if Dayton beat UConn. These
sorts of upsets simply don’t happen
in the incredibly top-loaded women’s college basketball tournament.
Twice in the past four seasons, all
No. 1 seeds advanced to the Final
Four. This year, the Elite Eight featured four No. 1 seeds, three No. 2
seeds, and the seven-seed Flyers.
UD did not need to win to prove anything. They had made their point.
And to put any doubt to rest, the
Flyers reeled off 44 points in the first
half against the best team in the
country, matching the Huskies elite
shooters drive for drive.
Yes, each faithful Flyer was
bummed that UD did not complete
the upset of the century. But head
coach Jim Jabir and the entire women’s basketball team had capped off
the best season in program history
with an impressive showing.
I can’t help but wonder what the
Elite Eight game might have been,
however, on level ground. Between
the zebras with whistles calling
the most nitpicky fouls against the
Flyers, and the giraffe-like Breanna
Stewart roaming free and dominating the boards, the whole safari was
working against Dayton. The Flyers
needed everything to go right to get
a win. And for the first half, everything did go right. But undoubtedly,
those officials in black and white
expected the Huskies to cruise to a
blow-out win, and must have decided
to aid Connecticut in doing just that.
Still, it wasn’t a blowout win. UD
lost by 21 and Andrea Hoover and
Ally Malott got the senior send-off
they deserved. Malott was lightsout from the floor in the first half,
knocking down all four 3-pointers
she attempted. And in the second
half, when Hoover finally checked
back in after collecting four fouls,
she proved to truly be among the
nation’s best players by making the
Huskies look foolish on a pair of offensive drives to the basket.
While the Flyers season ended in
Albany, New York, seniors Hoover,
Malott, and Tiffany Johnson finished their careers in a better spot
than anyone had envisioned. Meanwhile, this program is in a wildly
improved spot than it was just six
years ago.
The Dayton women appeared in
the NCAA tournament for the first
time in the program’s history in
2010. Since then, Jabir has taken
his team to six consecutive tournaments, including this season’s thrilling Elite Eight run.
The Flyers had not advanced past
the second round before this season.
The Sweet Sixteen was the goal all
year long. That goal appeared conceivable as the Flyers were chosen
unanimously in a pre-season coaches poll to win the Atlantic 10 Conference. To the tune of three losses to
George Washington, UD failed to do
that. However at this point, a loss in
the A-10 Championship seems like a
century ago.
Since that third loss to George
Washington, UD reeled off a trio of
NCAA tournament victories, including over two-seed University of Kentucky (on it’s home court, nonetheless), and over three-seed University
of Louisville in the Sweet Sixteen.
It was pure will to win that got
them there. And it was sheer confidence that let them play alongside
Connecticut for much of the regional final game.
If you talk to anyone in this
program—players, coaches, fans—
they’ll tell you that Hoover and
Malott are two of the best players
to ever come through UD. Both of
them wanted a semblance of closure
to their stellar careers, and both carried this team through the tournament.
I’m sure there’s not even a kernel of doubt in this team now that
they could beat George Washington
if they played one more game. But
at the same time, I’m sure none of
them even care. Being the nation’s
Cinderella Story and shocking the
world for half of the regional final
are surely worth the price of three
defeats in conference play.
Hopefully for Dayton, this is just
the beginning of an era of excel-
lence. It will certainly be difficult
to replace the two leading scorers
who graduate in 2015, but the Flyers
have personnel who can rise to the
Junior guards Kelley Austria and
Amber Deane showed flashes of
brilliance in the tournament, each
knocking down clutch 3-pointers
in the waning seconds against Kentucky. Junior center Jodie CornelieSigmundova stepped up her physicality and was a blocking machine in
the last few games. First-year guard
Jenna Burdette started all season
long for the Flyers and, with another
year of seasoning, she’ll be ready to
step up and take on some more of the
scoring duties.
Whether this is merely the capstone to a six-year run or if it is just
the beginning for UD women’s basketball, 2015 will be a year to remember. A year where expectations were
exceeded and two of the finest Flyers
to ever take the court achieved what
they set out for. And in the words of
Jabir after Dayton knocked off the
might Kentucky Wildcats, “It’s a
great day to be a Flyer.”
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Softball wins road series at Fordham
Staff Writer
The Dayton Flyers softball team
contributed to their winning record this weekend in the Bronx,
New York, winning two out of
three the games against the Fordham University Rams.
After a successful weekend at
the Bahoshy Softball Complex,
the Flyers now hold a 23-11 record,
with seven wins and two losses in
Atlantic 10 Conference play.
They kicked their weekend
off Friday with their first game
against Fordham.
After three scoreless innings,
Fordham hit a three-run home
run, leaving Dayton down 3-0.
The Flyers did not hit well, and
could not match therun total of
the Rams. With an overall batting
average of .200, the team’s lone
run off of a bases loaded walk.
Seven innings of play resulted
in a 5-1 loss for the Flyers, but the
weekend was far from over.
The team returned to Bashoshy
Complex to take the Rams on in
the doubleheader the following
Play began at 11 a.m., and the
Rams scored the first run off a
run-scoring double early in the
first inning.
Despite the early deficit, the
Flyers came back with vengeance
in back-to-back innings.
F reshman infielder Kayla
Haberstich put the Flyers on the
board with a two-run single in the
fourth inning.
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Bundicin hit a two-run double in
the fifth inning, doubling the Flyers lead. The team continued to
produce in the sixth inning when
junior infielder Kirsten Bartlett
added a run to the board.
Not only did the women produce while batting, but they also
pitched extremely well.
Sophomore starting pitcher,
Gabrielle Snyder only allowed
one run, while freshman pitcher
Manda Cash took over in the fifth
inning and shut the Rams down in
the three innings she pitched.
As a result, the Flyers turned
the tables to come out on top with
the 5-1 win mirroring the win the
Rams got the night before. Both
teams faced the third and final
game with the same record, one
win and one loss on the weekend.
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Manda Cash pitched in two of the three games against Fordham over the weekend, striking out over a batter per inning.
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The Flyers were triumphant
in the second game of the double
header, finishing the day with an
8-0 shutout.
Senior pitcher Kayla English
led the team to their sixth shutout
of the season.
The women were on fire in the
second inning, scoring four runs.
Junior infielder Kennedy Haynes
hit a sacrifice fly to put the Flyers
up 2-0.
The streak continued with a
solo home run in the fifth by senior infielder Tiffany Ricks and a
two-run sixth inning.
Overall, the women improved as
the weekend went on. UD finished
Friday’s game with a .200 batting
average and crushed an average of
.360 in their third game on Saturday.
The two wins earned head coach
Cara LaPlaca her 300th career
victory. Softball heads to Philadelphia, Pa. next weekend to face
Saint Joseph’s University Saturday and Sunday.
Demotion more business than baseball
Kris Bryant has been sending outfielder’s way back toward
the outfield wall this spring to
fetch his home runs. But despite
his success, Bryant is the one being sent way back: to the minors.
It’s been the major story line of
spring training this year, whether
the Chicago Cubs should send the
young phenomenon to the minors
or keep him on the big league roster for the start of the season.
Bryant is a third baseman in
the Cubs minor league system, he
was the Cubs first round selection
(second overall) in the 2013 Major
League Baseball June Amateur
Draft. Baseball America lists the
top prospects each year for every
MLB team, and coming into the
2015 season, Baseball America
listed Kris Bryant as the top prospect in all of baseball.
You may ask the question, if
Kris Bryant is the best prospect in
baseball, then why wouldn’t the
Cubs not call him up to start the
season? The MLB has a rule that
breaks down the amount a service
time a player can have and when it
counts toward a full season.
In order for a player to qualify
for a full year of service time, a
player has to spend 172 days in a
single season on the major league
roster, and if they don’t, the team
can receive an extra year on a player’s contract.
Bryant is only 23 years old
and his contract, if he played
right away would end when he is
28 years old, right in the middle
of his anticipated prime. If the
Cubs would start Bryant in minor
leagues for the first 12 days of the
season and then call him up, Chicago would gain an extra year on
his contract and they could keep
him until he is 29 years old.
The reason this decision difficult is because during spring
training season Kris Bryant’s stats
were incredible.
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Bryant batted .425 with nine
home runs and 15 runs batted in
and that’s in only 14 spring training games, which equates to 40 at
bats. Those are usually numbers
that will get you a spot on a major
league team's opening day roster,
but in this case it makes an easy
decision tougher.
This isn’t the only high-profile
case where a team had to decide on
whether to keep a player in the minors to gain an extra year, or bring
him up on the opening day roster
and lose a year.
The Los Angeles Angels of
Anaheim had this same dilemma
a couple years ago with their star
outfielder Mike Trout. The Angels
started Mike Trout in the minors
at the beginning of the season,
then called him up a of couple
weeks later. Trout finished in the
top two in the MVP voting the last
two years before winning it in
So is it really that big of a deal
that Bryant is only going to play
in the minors for two weeks before
he well presumably be called up to
the major league team?
With the incredible off-season
the Cubs had signing stars like
pitcher Jon Lester, a move like
this sends a mixed message to
their fans. The Cubs have to decide
if they want to compete and win
now, or it they want to keep their
best players off of the roster so
they don’t lose them to free agency.
With a fan base in dire need of a
winning team, it makes the deci-
sion that much bigger.
Since the Cubs are keeping Bryant in the minors for 12 days we
should proclaim the Cubs World
Series winners in 2021, since they
will have him on the roster for that
extra year.
It will no doubt be one of
the main story lines that hangs
around throughout the 2015 MLB
regular season.
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Manda Cash pitches from ring of fire
First-year Manda Cash and pitching coach Sarah Wills go over hitter scouting reports before a game. Cash holds a 6-1 record as of this weekend’s series against Fordham University, and has
boasted two separate 10-strikeout games. Erik Schelkun/Dayton Athletics
Staff Writer
It is a common belief in college
athletics that first years, just as
they do for college life in general,
need a little time to acclimate to
the differences between the college
game and the last level on which
they competed.
Don’t tell that to University of
Dayton softball pitcher Manda
Cash, a first year southpaw from
Columbus’ Worthington Kilbourne
High School, has quickly made a
name for herself as one of the best
pitchers on a Flyers staff that, as
of April 3, leads the Atlantic 10
in several pitching categories, including earned run average (2.56),
batting average against (.217) and
strikeouts (224).
Cash leads the staff with 23
appearances, six of those being
starts. She has a 6-1 record and
four saves with a 1.91 ERA. She
also leads the staff with 89 strikeouts, which is second in the conference behind Fordham University’s Rachel Gillen. The Atlantic
10 Conference has honored Cash
twice so far this season as the A-10
Rookie of the Week.
Head coach Cara LaPlaca is not
necessarily surprised by the way
Cash has performed so far this
season, but is impressed by her
demeanor on the mound.
“Her poise, I think, is beyond
her years,” LaPlaca said. “She’s
definitely mature in terms of her
poise and her presence. Her skill
and ability is not surprising. We
knew what a talent we had when
she first committed to UD.”
The Flyers did not have to do
much selling to Cash during the
recruiting process; Dayton had already had a big impact on her and
her family.
“I have two older sisters and
they both graduated from here,”
Cash said. “I was already familiar
with the school and already knew
I liked it, and then as it worked
out that I could play softball here
it was a no-brainer.”
Cash made her first collegiate
start Feb. 22 against Georgia
Southern, after her first five career appearances were in relief.
She made the most of her opportunity, throwing the full seven innings with one earned run and six
strikeouts in a 3-1 Flyers victory.
She has given up more than two
runs only twice this season, and
also has two 10-strikeout appearances, including one such performance in four innings of relief; 10
of the 12 outs she recorded were
The alternating between starting and relieving does not seem to
bother Cash in the slightest.
“I just go where I’m told and do
the best that I can,” she said. “I
thought originally I’d be [pitching]
mostly relief, so being able to start
games has been awesome.”
The fact that Cash is left-handed is an asset no matter when she
“A left-handed pitcher is rare,
especially at this high level,” LaPlaca said. “She has phenomenal
movement and break on her pitches, really good command and control. She’s really starting to grow
in terms of her understanding of
how to pitch to an entire lineup
and when the lineup turns over
the second and third time, what
her approach might be.”
College softball teams usually
play a short schedule of exhibition
games in the fall to stay sharp in
preparation for the next spring’s
season, and Cash said being able
to get some work in and build confidence for the spring was integral
to her success.
LaPlaca expects Cash to have a
great impact on the program for
years to come.
“She definitely will be a consistent starter, if not a number
one in our rotation in the future,”
LaPlaca said. “Her consistency
has been outstanding and, again,
I can’t commend her enough for
her poise.”
Cash likes to always bring the
conversation back to the team and
seems to only be focused on the
team’s success.
“[My expectations are] for us to
just keep playing well and to win
the A-10,” she said.