The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

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THIWAMECOCK ^ The University of South Carolina Monday, April 24, 2006 Vol. 99, No. 91 Since 1908 VIP offers students ability to buy books > Internet link sends buyers to University Bookstores online ordering system Jess Davis STAFF WRITRR Students can now order textbooks immediately after registering for classes, thanks to a new addition to VIP. k The "Bookstore" tab under the * Academics portion of the Web site allows students to see the books they will need for the next semester with one click, by taking them to the University Bookstore's online ordering system. Student Government President Tommy Preston said the initiative is not aimed at creating a monopoly for the University Bookstore. Getting textbook lists online allows students "go out and plan ahead," said Preston, a thirdyear political science student. He said students could look online or at other stores for books now that B they have the information available right away. The program depends on faculty to turn in textbook request forms. rv i as . _ r c i wniy to percent or proressors nave turned in textbook requests to the University Bookstore for the fall, Preston said. He and bookstore manager Andy Shaffer spoke to the Faculty Senate to talk about how to make textbooks more affordable for students, and the first priority was getting faculty to turn in book lists earlier, Preston said. Other methods Preston named were making sure faculty wanted m unbundled versions of books as well as bundled versions and not using new editions as often. The new system is the result of a long-time SG initiative to lower textbook prices. Textbook price has been an issue for the executive officers since Preston and Vice President Ryan Holt took office in 2005, with Preston then serving as Treasurer. "We realized that certain textbook prices are a national BOOKS 1 State House Katie Boucher Resist the gamecock Rebel been a Imagine having to walk 50,000 up to 5 miles every night fight a just to keep from being Thi abducted. journe According to discov t?:?:ui /*nm t-An c m il^ir 1UV131U1CU1UU1 ?.n< vui") ivtu iiauiw*. of thousands of children about from northern Uganda USC make this commute every will t night to the center of steps c town. If they stay in their Saturd village, they are susceptible of the A to being kidnapped and cities brainwashed by the Lord's and se VlFWPniMTC Aaron Brazier and Liz He White go toe to toe over For the value (or lack thereof) stui of 'Sex and the City)Tecla doc MarkOSky telb us sweet the little lies. traj fc l? \ * ? * ; i * Mr m^r " ^ <if*y A.Vstf<) ?^ j, . Jj&rAiggl.'t Jg W&KtpIt ' ^ : \ 1 $; w> I - : *1 *lr , X ~ i S i $& & ' i ^V*" | $&g ^ | + ^ * V* ** j(P^lk Ml? 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There have The Invisible ( n estimated 20,000 to Web site says thei 1 children abducted to estimated 28,817 s soldiers. committed to thi: ree filmmakers Night Commute, :yed to Uganda and numbers are rising, ered this story while this demonstratior ig a documentary are asking the go\ their travels. to help stop the ^ students and others northern Uganda. >e sleeping on the Rachel Renfirow, >f the State House on at Columbia Intei lay to raise awareness University and C< issue. People in 130 Global Night C in the United States planner, said she ha ;ven other countries to Uganda twice. J nn -* jr 1HE MIX one class, three g ients make a 'MB5I. jUgjB umentary about L perils of human W M * licking. v. | wmmk >< < -v" m \\. " 1 , - - ? . ,' . V ' < . ' J #11SS $|f? -- ? -3 '* * x2"" 5; X VJ >' W? * '5 4*5. I ^!ixS SsBra 1;*I f\. emolished some time this summer, juse about 700 first-year students r turn semester to campus with ific date for demolition to again/ Fort e are still anticipating that by th< ill not be open in the fall," new F i. hall. jgs Ahearn, a first-year "I ry student who lives in appro) ias, said while the quality said. : Towers is not so good, Fori uld rather live there than would freshman dorms. and u( ike it for its location, but hold a lality is somewhat lacking," "Th n said. "I would still live in 3wers if I picked all over ow support :11. last summer there tuto Children children in an orphana^ e are an "I was shocked that: people a horrible war was goinj s Global and I'd never heard al and the it before I went," Ren: Through said. "I tried to tell pe 1, people about it when I came h< rernment but it's really something : war in have to see and hear a firsthand." a student One of the filmma [ national said "the rebels c< dumbia's around 2 a.m. on a ommute rainy night with tor s traveled ablaze and AK-47's straj ihe spent to their backs to take . C Total recap The Gamecock im Sports staff looks back on the best moments at USC for 2005-2006. Nick Esares / THE GAMECOCK making way for a new and upperclassmen. ble out \Honeycombs 9 une said the site occupied i Towers would house a Ionors College residence think it is slated for cimately 700 students," he tune said the new dorm hold first-year students iperclassmen. The Towers bout 900 students, te migration of those TOWERS q for Ugaiu ring children at one time, je. burn huts, loot village such within an hour's ti r on, commander of the I bout will force the 29 kidr frow to watch him as he < ople another 12-year-old < 3me, to brutally cut open < you the kidnapped childre bout One of the filmn made a statement kers journal on the In\ ome Children Web site dark two 12-year-old boy ches were abducted and pped to watch their own b ..30 be killed. Afterward* JPORTS TUESDAY TOURNEY TO OFFER PLENTY OF 'TEE TIME' Proceeds to go to scholarship fund J. Dreui Broohs THE GAMECOCK The Tee-It-Up Golf Tournament is being held at Northwoods Golf Club in northeast Columbia on Tuesday. USC's department of sport and entertainment management is organizing the "fun study break before exams begin" as a way to help fellow students, said Trey Patty, a third-year sport and entertainment management student arid one of three directors of the tournament. Once a bi-annual tournament, it has not been held since fall 2003 because of lack of interest, Patty j saiu. Entry costs $45 for USC students, $55 for non-students and includes entry into the tournament, breakfast, lunch and a bucket of golf balls. Also, for those less-skilled golfers, mulligans or "re-dos," are available for $5 each or three for $10. All proceeds from the event go to a scholarship fund within the department.. About 10 teams of four will compete in this year's tournament, Patty said. "We're expecting good weather, and it should be fun," she said. Aside from bragging rights, first prize will be $50 for each member of the winning team. Second prize is a $20 gift certificate to Golf Headquarters for each team member, and third prize is a case of golf balls for each team member. Also being awarded will be prizes for longest drive and "closest to the pin." Those prizes are still Kpinor rl#?t-prminprl ?1> - The format will be 18 holes, shotgun start with captain's choice. The latter means that the team's captain selects the spot from which the team will play the next shot. Registration and breakfast begin at 9 a.m. with the shotgun start at 10 a.m. The awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled for 3 p.m. Also available at registration TOURnev i aan viniui wii They had to make the sign of the :s and, cross on their foreheads me, a with their brother's blood. Rebels The boys escaped from lapped the Rebel army and returned orders to their village only to find ;oldier that their mother and father one of had been killed by the army, n." The filmmakers helped the lakers two boys out of the city. in a Renfrow said that risible when she learned of the about documentary, she knew she s who had to join in the fight, forced "When I heard about ro*er MM 4 >, they Index Comics & Crossword.... 10 Classifieds 13 Horoscopes. 10 Ml Opinion 7 Police Report. 2