Chronicle January 2012
Brunswick's Upper School Newspaper, The Chronicle, is published several times each semester.
Happy New Year! The runswick Chronicle All The News That Fits We Print What’s Inside Issue 4: New Year’s 2012 Page1 Guys and Dolls Special Report Headlines Guys and Dolls Special Report By Addison Bennett (P. 1, 7) Five Reasons to Love College Football By Kirk Meyer (P. 1, 7) Around Wick Brown and White Survival Guide By Will Peisch, (P. 2) Off Campus Study By Peter Ciporin (P. 3) Guys and Dolls is in the Baker Theater March 1-3 at 7PM with an additional matinée at 2PM on the 3rd. photo: turtlelane.org GA Winterfest a Success By Grace Tormey (P. 4) By Addison Bennett Managing Editor General Nostalgia History of Brunswick: Part I By Reed McMurchy (P. 5) 2011: Year in Review By William Ponce (P. 5) The Brunswick-GA musical this year returns to a more traditional vein as our singers and dancers prepare for Guys and Dolls, a Broadway classic by Frank Loesser. The story takes place in New York around 1950 and follows a gang of gamblers in their quest for both love and profit. Despite the best efforts of the women of the local mission and Ms. Middle and Lower School Teacher Updates By Teddy Cassoli (P. 6) Sports Top School Sports Programs Grow By Sean Forester (P. 9) Penn State Scandal By John Erdman (P. 10) 2011 Baseball Season Recap By Christopher Lucey (P. 11) Giants Season Analysis By Jack Duggan (P. 11) Varsity Hockey Special By Charlie Cassoli (P. 12) Guys and Dolls Special (P. 8) Exam Schedule Inside (P. 10) Sarah Brown (Claire Blumenthal ’12) to reform the group of gamblers, the men appear set in their ways—at least for a while. Of course, Guys and Dolls is also a love story, as Adelaide (Cassidy Gifford ’12), a burlesque dancer, laments her endless engagement to gambler Nathan Detroit (Ali Coopersmith ’13), while Sarah Brown and Sky Masterson (Robbie Rovelli ’12) begin an unlikely romance on an unexpected and wild night in Havana. The company is very large for this year’s production: over 50 students will be performing, and many more will be working backstage. Rehearsals began back in December, and an especially exciting element of the process so far has been the addition of some complicated choreography into many of the musical numbers. This much anticipated production will open in Brunswick’s Baker Theater on Thursday, March 1, 2012, and run through the weekend. Five Reasons to Love College Football By Kirk Meyer ’15 Staff Writer The 2011-12 College Football season is winding down, and the National Championship on January 9th between LSU and Alabama will assure the South Eastern Conference its 6th championship trophy. The game itself should be a good one, but it will signify something greater, the end of a tumultuous college football season. The 2011 season started amidst scandals involving three of the NCAA’s major programs. USC was banned from post-season play due to improper benefits, specifically a house Reggie Bush received during his time in Southern Cal. Legendary Ohio St. coach Jim Tressell was fired, and the Buckeyes lost five players for the start of the season, prompting Terrelle Pryor to go pro earlier than he would have liked, after it turned out that Pryor and four other Ohio St. players had received free tattoos. The most explosive improper benefits scandal arose from now imprisoned former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro who claimed to have given yacht rides and paid-off dozens of Miami players over the years. While the NCAA is still investigating Shapiro, the media has largely forgotten about the severity of the scandal as the investigation has taken some time to come to a conclusion. Despite all of the bizarre twists and turns at the beginning of the season, all other issues took a back seat to the dealings at Penn State. Without getting into specifics, long time Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky allegedly sexually abused multiple underprivileged children on the University’s campus and in the football facilities. After the discovery of what is one of the most terrible crimes a human could commit, it was revealed that Joe Paterno, who has been treated at Penn State as an almost god-like head coach, knew about the allegations and did not fulfill his “moral obligations” by failing to report the allegations to the police. The blatant and heinous nature of what Sandusky is alleged to have done seriously detracts from the reputation of college football and serves as a reminder how sports are really unimportant in the grand scheme of things. But amidst all of the allegations and scandals, college football fans have come back stronger than ever to the game they love. So, without further ado, here are the five best reasons to love college football. 1. Every Game Counts – NCAA Division I FBS, otherwise known as mainstream college football, has no playoff system. Instead, the NCAA has placed a blatant money grab called the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) in place of a normal playoff. The reasoning for not changing it seems to be the bowl system is a tradition. The BCS only puts two teams in the National Championship game, which means that typically, one loss eliminates a team from title contention. This year was different as #2 Alabama got in despite losing to the #1 LSU. This caused uproar from #3 Oklahoma State fans, who claimed that if “Every Game Counts” as the BCS likes to say, then Alabama should be out of contention. This argument lost a good deal of weight as Oklahoma State lost to Iowa State, which will be playing in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Regardless of the controversy that seems to follow college football at the end of every season, the BCS makes for a very exciting regular season. Every game counts, which means that one loss will eliminate a team, leading to a season that looks a lot Continued on Page 7 Page 2 The Brunswick Chronicle New Year’s 2012 Around Wick Brown and White Survival Guide The Brunswick Chronicle The Brunswick Student’s News Source Editors-In-Chief Jake Matthews ‘12 Matthew Cassoli ‘12 Managing Editor Addison Bennett ‘12 Sports Editor William Fein ‘13 Chief Photographer Matthew Savitt ‘12 Staff Writers David Fitzpatrick ‘12, “DJ Phattraxxx,” will be mixing at Brown and White 2012. Photo: Matthew Savitt 2011 By Will Peisch ‘12 Senior Correspondent You may not believe it, but Brown and White is fast approaching, and word on the street is the Student Council and the Hyatt are going all out this year. When Michael Chronert ‘12 mentioned its “Electric Zoo” potential, he wasn’t lying. Rumor has it that there will be at least six subwoofers instead of the usual two, and the DJ lights will be bright enough to permanently disbar all of us from the Green Cup challenge. And while there’s no word yet on who the ice sculpture will be representing this year, it will be exciting to see our new logo rendered in ice for the first time, confirming once and for all that it is a polar bear. What does this dance mean for you though? Well, that depends. You are reading The Chronicle right now, which, statistically speaking is not good news. You likely do not have a girlfriend, but there is hope. In fact, if the all-school emails are to be believed, it seems to be a common theme that that Brunswick guys have absolutely no idea how to talk to or about girls. Fortunately for you, I have a solution: if the phrase “failure is just another learning experience” is to be believed, there is no one more experienced than I to tell you exactly what not to do when attempting to woo a girl to the big B-Dubya 2012. Whom should you go with? First, be sure you’ve spoken to this girl before. Otherwise, the typical icebreaker of “will you go to Brown and White with me?” will end up being both the first and last conversation you two lovebirds will have. While we’re on the topic, skipping the “getting to know you” part and starting things off with the bolder “true love’s kiss” probably won’t work either. Don’t ask why I know this; just thank me later. The best thing to do is build a foundation of trust, and then ask. What do you talk about? I’m told talking to a girl is a great way to gain their trust, so during conversations with the girl you’re hoping eventually ask out, try your hardest to listen to her over the sound of your brain singing “Mambo No. 5.” Also, make sure not to mention any other of these No-no’s to our Gator Gal-pals: •How she would look as a guy •Pokémon Fan-fiction •What you had for dinner last night •Norse Mythology •That time you cried yourself to sleep Will Peisch ‘12 Peter Khoury ‘13 John Erdman ‘13 Curren Iyer ‘13 Parker Odrich ‘13 Peter Khoury ‘13 Will Ponce ‘13 Jonathan Mills ‘13 Harry Parsons ‘14 Peter Ciporin ‘15 Kirk Meyer ‘15 Devin Mehra ‘12 Sean Forester ‘13 Holden Fett ‘13 Rohan Das ‘14 Kyle Chen ‘14 Jimmy Bell ‘14 Teddy Cassoli ‘15 Reed McMurchy ‘15 Christopher Lucey ‘15 Charlie Cassoli ‘15 Jack Duggan ‘15 Faculty Advisor Dr. Brian Freeman Chronicle.Brunswickschool.org girl to be your date “just as friends.” Unless you hate having friends or just want to end up in the classic “all your personal faults are unknowingly unfurled within earshot while you whimper wondering what Zorro would do,” don’t ask her out. (Realize that following your heart is like using a dog to find your way home. It works on TV, but sooner or later there is going to be a traffic accident.) How do you impress her? First off, that 20 minute fireworks display you’ve been thinking about means you’re already on the wrong track in wooing a lady. Brown and White is a school dance and Can you go with a friend? not Bastille Day. A mention of the Having a date to Brown and word “budget” or “pyrotechnics” White is not required, so don’t ask a in your planning means you are do- ing something wrong. Also it’s nice to have things in common, but having an extensive knowledge of the thing she likes apparently freaks out a girl more than it impresses her. For example, don’t talk about the direction of the Bieber-Gomez relationship or your opinion on the “Queen of Pop’s” new line of perfume. Actually asking Just think like I do and realize that a rejection means that you are a complete failure of a person and that failure will follow you till the day you die. It’s true. Your obituary will read “Reject McFailurepants: He got rejected by a GA girl once, and everyone laughed at him forever.” So with that in mind, good luck! Check out the Chronicle Online at Chronicle.BrunswickSchool.org Page 3 The Brunswick Chronicle New Year’s 2012 Around Wick Off-Campus study: A New Addition to Wick’s Curriculum By Peter Ciporin ‘15 Staff Writer Most students believe that Brunswick is limited to its facilities on King Street and Maher and Maple Avenues, yet, with the recent creation of the Department of OffCampus Study, students now enjoy unprecedented access to experience foreign cultures. Brunswick is making it possible for students to study at either domestic or foreign schools in conjunction with Brunswick’s curriculum for either a semester or a year, depending on their preference. This past September, Mr. Philip approached Mr. Tucker Hastings with the goal of having Brunswick be “more intentional about informing boys of other curricular programs” outside of those offered on our main campus. Having been a French teacher at Brunswick for seven years as well as a participant in an off-campus study program himself when he was a student, Mr. Hastings was very excited to accept the new position as the Department Chair of Off-Campus Study. He quickly communicated with the coordinators of various foreign-study programs that met his criteria to get Brunswick’s newest department off the ground. Since the department’s establishment, the Off-Campus Study programs that are currently offered by the school are not seen by Mr. Hastings as extracurricular or co-curricular, but rather consistent with Brunswick’s normal curriculum. When the Department of Off-Campus Study decides which programs should be supported, the first of many criteria is that the program “provides an academic experience consistent with Brunswick’s” in terms of courses and the availability to take standardized tests such as SATs or ACTs. Because of the foreign cultures and environments in which students may be immersed, however, it has been clear to Mr. Hastings that Brunswick will have to be some- According to Mr. Hastings, the ideal length of time for foreign study varies for each student. For those seeking to immerse themselves in a foreign language and culture, a year would most likely be ideal. Yet, students who are heavily involved in arts or sports at Brunswick may want to study off-campus for only a single semester to return in time for a performance or sports season. For most students, however, Mr. Hastings is the Department Chair of Off Campus Study. what flexible in terms of guidelines and requirements for consistency. The foreign-study programs selected vary immensely in terms of time commitment and location. For example, Chris Barnett ‘13 is currently studying for the school year in Italy, and in previous years, Brunswick students such as Teddy Lamont ‘12 and Luke Lorentzen ‘11 have studied abroad in the Bahamas and Spain. “The Island School constantly challenged me and gave me a sense of enormous accomplishment. The environment was incredibly supportive and motivating; my friends from all over the country were there for me around the harkness table, during the research symposium, half marathon, and the 8-day kayak.” Teddy Lamont ’12 spent last semester at The Island School in Eleuthera, The Bahamas the main difficulty in choosing and attending a foreign-study program is the prospect of leaving Brunswick. Brunswick’s academic and athletic strength, as well as the close community formed here, may discourage many students from trying study-abroad opportunities. Even so, Brunswick students who have participated in an off-campus study opportunity have returned having had a “phenomenal” experience, and although it is hard for students to leave Brunswick, Mr. Hastings is confident that participating students will consistently return better for the risks they have taken abroad. In order for Brunswick to ensure that participants are benefitting from their studies off-campus and staying as safe possible, Mr. Hastings says that he remains in regular contact with each participating student. The school selects the programs and schools based on their academic rigor and other strengths, so Brunswick trusts that any student studying off-campus would be just as academically challenged and safe as they are at Brunswick. Mr. Hastings has been working hard the past few months at building relationships with schools abroad for off-campus study and student exchange. He wants to continue sending boys into the world for cultural and lingual immersion as well as bring other students from international backgrounds to Brunswick. His work extends even into the Middle East. For example, Mr. Hastings is looking forward to visiting King’s Academy in Jordan in January to establish a relationship there. Mr. Hastings feels very good about this new position and has received support and excitement about it since its establishment in September. It is his hope and vision that Off-Campus Study opportunities will soon become available to more students than previously so that the experiences can become a “core part of kids’ academic experiences in the Brunswick Upper School.” Brunswick Study Abroad Programs Semester: Chewonki (Maine) The Mountian School (Vermont) High Mountian Institute (Colorado) The Island School (Bahamas) Switzerland (Swiss Semester) Costa Rica (CIRENAS) Year The Kings Academy (Jordan) Summer School Year Aborad (SYA) Summer Program Contact: Mr. Hastings Source, More Info: http://www. brunswickschool.org/academics/upper-school-academics/ beyond-brunswick/ Check out the Chronicle Online at Chronicle.BrunswickSchool.org Page 4 The Brunswick Chronicle New Year’s 2012 Around Wick By Grace Tormey ‘12 Special Contributor Dance Corps Co-President GA Winterfest A Success Leading up to Winterfest, we were hoping for a large crowd. Thanks to Devin’s announcement, everyone definitely knew about the performance, and this year the dance concert showcased widespread talent and versatility. The process leading up to Winterfest is a lengthy one. Dance Corps and Junior Dance Corps began preparing back in September. First, choreographers decide on the music, the concept, and the number of dancers they want for their pieces. Once casting is finished, the choreography is drilled time and again until all the dancers feel comfortable. The process culminates with “tech week,” a grueling few days of nonstop rehearsals. The final touches to each routine are added, costumes are fitted, the lighting is set, and other last minute adjustments are made. During “tech week,” the pieces finally come together and resemble parts of a cohesive ensemble. The dance program prides itself on the variety of genres showcased in Winterfest; this year one work was particularly interesting. The guest resident, Peter Kyle, debuted his work in a performance by GA’s Dance II class. The routine was called Pulse 21. His choreography was unlike anything we had done before in the sense that we were forced to stand in for the lack of musical accompaniment. His unorthodox approach resulted in a unique and fascinating piece that certainly captivated the audience. In addition to Kyle’s work, the concert presented eleven student pieces, three faculty pieces, as well as three stunning solos by seniors Frannie Richman, Margot Mejia-Johnston, and Julia DeAngelo. The time and energy put into Winterfest paid off; the number of tickets sold over the two nights was a record high. If you didn’t get a chance to see Winterfest, be sure to come to the spring concert in April! Springfest 2012 will take place in GA’s Massey Theater on April 27th and 28th at 7PM. “The time and energy put into Winterfest paid off; the number of tickets sold over the two nights was a record high.” Top row left to right: Martine Gordon ‘12, Frannie Richman ‘12, Sarah Munger ‘12, Margot Mejia-Johnston ‘12, Julia DeAngelo ‘12, Jenny Pommiss (Junior Dance Corps and Dance Corps advisor), Ellie Lobrano 15, Peter Kyle (winter artist in residence), Sloane Ruffa ‘15, Caroline Seaton ‘12, Alicia Kiley ‘14, Lara Tang ‘14 Middle: Olivia Alchek ‘14, Sarah Better ‘15, Brianna Walston ‘13, Charlotte Stone ‘15 Bottom: Julia Jones ‘13, Cameron Ruffa ‘12, Marissa Sterling ‘12 Your New Year’s Resolution: Pick up a pen and start writing for The Brunswick Chronicle today! Email Jake Matthews at email@example.com or Matthew Cassoli at firstname.lastname@example.org to join. Check out the Chronicle Online at Chronicle.BrunswickSchool.org Page 5 The Brunswick Chronicle New Year’s 2012 Around Wick, General Nostalgia History of Brunswick: Part I By Reed McMurchy ‘15 Staff Writer 110 YEARS AGO OR SO… After teaching at Greenwich Academy for five years, George E. Carmichael resigned to found Brunswick, a preparatory school for boys. He faced fierce opposition at the time from Greenwich Academy’s Headmaster, J. Henry Root. At the time, Carmichael’s idea seemed doomed to fail. Three all-boys’ schools had existed in Greenwich prior to the founding of Brunswick, and all three had been forced to shut down because of financial reasons and an overall lack of demand. Nevertheless, through its early years Brunswick persevered. Parents began to pull their boys out of Greenwich Academy and other nearby schools. Around this time, Greenwich Academy became an all girls’ school, a switch that further led to Brunswick’s initial sustainability. ture viability. Many felt the school should shut down to avoid a total collapse. Yet, Brunswick ultimately chose to rebuild, and it survived the decade’s financial troubles. 70 YEARS AGO OR SO… After the attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, it became apparent that many Brunswick graduates were not going to be heading towards college, but were more likely to join the armed forces. In 1942, Brunswick issued a new brochure. The school would broaden its curriculum to include map reading, mechanical drawing, repairing internal combustion engines, public speaking, and typewriting. In addition, a regimen of physical fitness and training was added to each day’s sports requirement. In other words, Brunswick focused more resources on preparing its boys for war. Throughout the coming decades, Brunswick 80 YEARS AGO OR SO… would continue to evolve to meet On June 3, 1933, a fire de- each generation’s changing needs. stroyed much of Brunswick’s Upper School campus. This setback, “History of Brunswick Part II” will be along with the economic instability found in the next issue of The Chronicle. of The Great Depression, raised serious doubts as to Brunswick’s fu- “[Brunswick offers] the advantages of a good boarding school... with the advantages of living at home.” -Founder George E. Carmichael on his philosophy for Brunswick Important Years in Brunswick History: 1902: Brunswick opens with 14 total students. 1906: Maher Avenue main building and gym built. 1921: Lower School built on Maher Avenue. 1933: Thomas Burton becomes Brunswick’s second headmaster; advisory stystem founded; Pre-School opened; fire destroys Upper School in June. 1934: Upper School rebuilt. 1938: William Henry becomes Brunswick’s third headmaster. 1943: Alfred E Everett becomes Brunswick’s fourth headmaster; Brunswick anonymously receives $10,000 gift to continue operations. 1946: Population increases to 200 (up from 95 in 1943). Source: “A Brunswick Timeline” brunswickschool.org 2011: Year in Review By William Ponce ‘13 Staff Writer 2011 was one of the more eventful and tumultuous years of the past decade. Protests that began in Tunisia in late 2010 spread throughout the Middle East in what has been coined the “Arab Spring.” In addition, the “Occupy Wall Street” movement born in Zucotti Park increasingly shocked the world. In many ways, 2011 was marked by its many protests and revolts. Some of these protests were successes while others were failures. Revolutionaries in Libya were able to topple the oppressive regime of Muammar Gaddafi, a regime which had been in place for almost 35 years. In contrast, the “Occupy Wall Street” movement gradually lost steam after the protesters were kicked out of Zucotti Park. Natural disasters also led to pandemonium in many places around the world. The earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan in March was one of the worst natural disasters to occur in recent history. Combined, the two disasters killed and displaced many thousands of Japanese people. Earthquakes in Turkey killed hundreds, and floods in the Philippines, Thailand, and Brazil each had similarly devastating effects. The violent drug wars in Mexico, which continue to rage, have also killed almost 46,000 people. Amidst the chaos of revolutions and natural disasters, however, 2011 also was a year of triumph for many. The United States killed Osama Bin Laden, the master-mind behind the September 11 attacks, and South Sudan was recognized as an independent state. The world’s population reached seven billion, and Egypt held its first free and democratic elections in decades. Furthermore, the United States formally ended its war in Iraq, withdrawing its troops after almost nine years of engagement 2011 was certainly a momentous year marked by many groundbreaking changes as well as cataclysmic natural events. We may hope that 2012 will bring greater peace and prosperity to the world. Above: an occupy Wall Street protester Below: Egyptian police collect a ballot box after the elections of November 29th Page 6 The Brunswick Chronicle New Year’s 2012 Around Wick, General Nostalgia Middle and Lower School Teacher Updates By Teddy Cassoli ‘15 Staff Writer The New Year is a g reat time not only to look ahead, but also ref lect on years past. Ever y Br unswick student who has g one through Br unswick’s Middle and Lower Schools has a favorite teacher. With eighth g rade teacher Mr. Fischetti, seventh g rade teachers Mr. Polikoff and Mr. Urbon, and third g rade teacher Mr. Coughlin (to name a few), it seems impossible to g o wrong. I checked in with these teachers about what their classrooms are like, their plans for break, and other questions relating to their respective classes. Students of Br unswick School, prepare for a trip back in time to visit some of the all-star teachers of the Middle and Lower Schools. The eighth g rade was a year to enjoy being the oldest in the Middle School before being knocked back down to the bottom of the totem pole as a freshman. American histor y with Mr. Fischetti is a highlight of the year. One student called it “HBS,” which stands for “histor y bro sesh,” which is an accurate summation. Eighth g rade American histor y is the perfect combination of lear ning and just hanging with Mr. Fischetti. When I asked Mr. Fischetti about any changes to his room, he was par ticularly excited about a new poster signed by the REAL Rudy Ruettiger from Notre Dame. Mr. Fischetti is planning to stay home for the holidays with his family, doing some yog a, and working on his jump shot because, as he explains, there are only three constants in life: death, taxes, and Fischetti’s J. Mr. Lar r y Urbon is the seventh g rade science teacher and one of the most beloved teachers at Br unswick. He is famous for his g ypsy guitar playing and for his outrageous number of cats (a number never for mally revealed to the Br unswick Community). His science room brings memories of a fridge in the cor ner that does not ser ve a purpose and other than holding strange trinkets like big shells and animal bones. One of the highlights of the seventh g rade year is making kimchee in oneliter bottles. The smell of cabbage and peppers fill the room and lingers for days in the nearby hallways. Many remember the hor rid smell of the kimchee that “Urb” has that dates back to 1997. To this day, it causes many an unsuspecting seventh-g rader to r un, coughing, to the other side of the room. For his holiday season, Mr. Urbon plans on staying home and playing with his cats, playing guitar, and watching too much “Pawn Stars.” All in all, an awesome break. Amid Br unswick’s rigorous academic and athletic demands, org anization is cr ucial, and no teacher stresses this basic skill more than Mr. cor rectly. When I asked Mr. Polikoff how the seventh g raders were doing with the packets this year, he said, “They love ‘em so much… Brings tears to my eyes.” For some it does bring tears to the eyes (to this day). I spent a lot of my time in Mr. Polikoff ’s classroom, because it was also my advisor y, and the only thing that has changed is that now, in his words, it “smells like bananas for some reason.” Many remember the famous “policies” in Mr. Polikoff ’s class. The student who sug gested the 100th policy would get a “plus.” Apparently, this year’s class is on number “BR71,” whatever that means. To sum it all up, Poli is still Poli. Now, the New Year’s time machine takes us all the way back to the third g rade to Mr. Brian Coughlin’s classroom. For most of Mr. Cough- Clock-wise from top left: Mr. Coughlin (third grade), Mr. Urbon (seventh grade science), Mr. Polikoff (seventh grade history), Mr. Fischetti (dean of eighth grade, eighth grade US history) Polikoff, the seventh g rade histor y teacher. On test days, students are required to hand in a packet of ever ything they had done during that chapter in a specific order, with a title page stating that order, and all notes and homework dated lin’s for mer students, third g rade was the highlight of the Lower School. Back when I was in Mr. Coughlin’s class, Clay Berger threw the first sticky man up on the ceiling and now there are about 200 stuck. I can confir m the origi- nal still hangs proudly, watching over the third g raders who walk through Mr. Coughlin’s doors. Mr. Coughlin is g oing to spend time with his family at home this break (perhaps par tly due to the fact that he has a nine-month old daughter who is “not yet ver y fun to travel with”). One of the only bad par ts of the third and four th g rade years were “Word Masters,” which consisted of 20 questions involving vocab words and their definitions. Yet, somehow Mr. Coughlin always made even this fr ustrating exercise fun. With many g ames and quizzes on the words, students all did exceptionally well on the tests. Sadly, the curriculum g ot rid of the Word Masters about five years ag o because it took up too much time. Another famous par t of Mr. Coughlin’s third g rade experience was “book bing o,” where kids have to read either a spor ts book, biog raphy, award winning book, series, or some poetr y, and then build a little scene or other project based on the book of choice. For example, if you read a book on Derek Jeter, you might make a miniature Derek Jeter locker out of shoebox and put impor tant facts and pictures in it. For the new generation of third g raders, this project is now called “genre palooza,” and is designed to focus more on different genres and creative projects. “The Oreg on Trail” is the highlight of third g rade for any student, especially those with Mr. Coughlin. Students are put into “families,” and par ticipate in activities such as buying food, making pancakes, and “saving” other classmates in the “wag on train”. The students also have to build “for ts” to keep war m at night. So, if you happen to be in the neighborhood of the Lower School, drop by Mr. Coughlin’s room and throw a stickyman on the ceiling, answer the Pregunta del Dia, or listen to some REM, because that’s how Mr. Coughlin does it. Check out the Chronicle Online at Chronicle.BrunswickSchool.org Page 7 The Brunswick Chronicle New Year’s 2012 Guys and dolls Special Guys and dolls Cast List Nicely-Nicely Johnson......................................................John LaBossiere Benny Southstreet.......................................................................Luis Cobb Rusty Charlie..........................................................................Craig Ruzika Sarah Brown...................................................................Claire Blumenthal Mission Band....................................Mairéad Dunne, Anna Skelsey, Aliya Boyer, Sumner Welles, Liz Morris, Jessie Vissichio, Lexie Seidel, Lucy Hadley, Charlie Cassoli, Sara Norton General Matilda B Cartwright...........................................Kristen Houston Lt. Brannigan...................................................................David Fitzpatrick Nathan Detroit...................................................................Ali Coopersmith Miss Adelaide.....................................................................Cassidy Gifford Sky Masterson.....................................................................Robbie Rovelli Joey Biltmore..............................................................................Alex Prout Mimi....................................................................................Melanie Borker Hot Box Girls..................................Katie O’Neill, Amanda Jiminez, Kruti Raman, Caroline Johnson, Martine Gordon, Charlotte Stone, Kira Schott, Olivia Rovelli, Alyssa Hagerbrant, Caroline Powers, Melanie Borker, Zoe Morris Waiter.......................................................................................Keith Radler Master of Ceremonies........................................................Alex Montinaro Big Jule...................................................................................Caleb Moran Angie the Ox............................................................................Dan Hughes Harry the Horse........................................................................Ray Tierney Brandy Bottle Bates..............................................................Sammy Mehra Scranton Slim............................................................................Will Peisch Society Max............................................................................Alex NgYow Liver Lips Louis......................................................................Alex Drakos Bartender / Newsman............................................................Eddie Chaplin Guys............................................................Keith Radler, Willy Fein, Reed McMurchy, Addison Albano Runyonland / Havana.....................Keara Berisso, Ashish Ramachandran, Andrew Davis, Grace Evans, Sarah Stubbs, Addison Albano, Kayla Mollica, Zach Hall Chronicle Exclusive: Principle Cast Member Bios on page 8! Five Reasons to Love College Football (Cont.) Continued from Page 1 like “Survivor.” This makes for good theater when every year a few belowaverage teams defeat highly ranked squads in huge upsets. How much more exciting would the NBA be if the regular season was more than a six month preseason before the playoffs as it is now? (Well, this year it’s just a four-month preseason, but still….) College Football does desperately need a postseason, but for now just enjoy the best regular season in sports. 2. The Heisman Trophy – No other individual award has the same importance and only the Stanley Cup can top the Heisman when it comes to overall trophies. The Heisman carries a certain ring to it. Associated with some of the greatest moments in college football history including Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary against Miami and Desmond Howard’s Heisman pose against Ohio State, the Heisman name carries much more weight than the 25 pound bronze trophy itself. For example, on Microsoft Word or an iPhone, type in the name “heisman” and it is immediately autocorrected as a proper noun. Even sock sales are affected by the Heisman. After Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy and revealed that he was wearing Superman socks that included a small cape on the back, Superman cape socks became phenomenally popular. 3. You Probably Have a Team to Root For – There are 120 NCAA FBS teams. All but nine states are represented, including both Connecticut and New York. Also, here in Fairfield County, many people have game affects whether your team will get a bid to the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, or the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl. 4. It’s On ALL the Time – College football is on all the time. On Saturdays from 9 A.M. to well past midnight, college football is Every Bowl Game, Even the “Famous Idaho Potato Bowl” is special in its own way. major connections to lots of schools. I know what you’re thinking: “I’m a fourth generation legacy at Princeton and Ivy League Football is a joke!” Well, in fact, you do have a team to root for. The University of Connecticut is a publicly funded university meaning that Connecticut citizens’ taxpayer money goes to funding not only the school itself but also the football team. And with the bowl system allowing 70 teams to play in the postseason, every either being televised or analyzed on a bevy of networks. In addition, from Tuesday to Friday, ESPN broadcasts at least one game a night, and features matchups that range from winless MAC teams to games that could serve as a good substitute for when Modern Family is showing a re-run. So just remember when you need to procrastinate that Marshall is probably playing Northern Illinois on ESPN2, and there is a bid in the ever so popular Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl on the line. (“Roady’s” by the way, is a chain of truck stops.) 5. Bowl Season – Holiday Break is often used for all sorts of things such as seeing family members and recharging your batteries, and those moments with long-lost cousins can be awkward. How better to diffuse a situation like that than to watch the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl starring two teams that went 6-6 with three wins each over Division III teams? College Football has 35 bowl games that are played over 24 days, all but one of which has no implications on the National Championship. Many would view this fact as a negative aspect, but college football fans can find the great in even the sub-par. Online contests such as NCAA Bowl Challenge have sprung up in which contestants predict the outcome of every one of the bowls, sort of like a bracket. Competing in this kind of thing gives added meaning to the GoDaddy.com Bowl, and makes the bowl season even more enjoyable. It’s “the most wonderful time of the year,” so enjoy everything it has to offer from the Rose Bowl presented by Visio, to the BBVA Compass Bowl. (Note: Every one of the aforementioned bowls actually exists and is included with its official name.) Page 8 The Brunswick Chronicle New Year’s 2012 Guys and Dolls Special Who’s Who in The Cast Continued from Page 7 Ali Coopersmith ‘13 makes his first appearance in the Baker Theater as Nathan Detroit, the fiancé of Miss Adelaide and local organizer of illegal craps games. Although it is his first time in a theatrical production at Brunswick or GA, Ali has had some acting experience - he played the roll of Santa and gave out candy canes for Brunswick Lower Schoolers at “Mini Bruins” hockey clinic. Ali is in no way new to the Arts deparment; he shares the lead trumpet role in Blue Notes, who he toured with last year, sings in the Men of Brunswick, and has appeared with Kirsch improv groups during concerts. Craig Ruzika ’12 is making his Baker theater debut as Rusty Charlie. A musician not unfamiliar to the stage, this is Craig’s first role in a musical. The producers were especially impressed by Craig’s energetic audition, in which he threw a chair and slapped a producer in the face while singing “Luck be a Lady.” Will Peisch ’12 has been cast in the musical each of his four years in the upper school, and returns this year as Scranton Slim, a gambler. Previous he has appeared in Baker Theater in Les Miesrables, The Pirates of Penzance, and Into the Woods. Will is also working as a producer for his second year. Cassidy Gifford ’12, fresh off her success as Clea in this fall’s Black Comedy, has landed another starring role as Miss Adelaide, a romantically unsatisfied burlesque dancer. Cassidy has also appeared recently in The Odyssey at Baker Theater and The Winter’s Tale at GA’s Massey Theater. Photo Matthew Savitt 2011 John Labossiere ‘13 will be playing Nicely-Nicely Johnson. Previous credits in Baker Theater include Into the Woods as The Baker, and Les Miserables. Massey Theater: All in the Timing and Hermits Have it Easy.In addition to theater, John is a member of the Men of Brunswick. Caroline Powers ‘13 will be student producing Guys and Dolls as well as playing as a Hot Box Girl. Last year was her Baker Theater debut as Cinderella in Into The Woods. She has also appeared in GA’s Hermits Have it Easy, and All in the Timing. Outside of theater, Caroline sings in GA’s Madrigals, who will go on tour later this year. A Madrigal singer with plenty of theater experience, Claire Blumenthal ‘12 joins the cast of Guys and Dolls as Sarah Brown, a god fearing woman whose mission in life is to cure New Yorkers of their sins, especially gambling and drink. Claire played Little Red in Into The Woods in 2011, and she has been working hard to take on this leading role. David Fitzpatrick ‘12 joins the cast of Guys and Dolls in his Baker Theater debut to play Luitenant Brannigan, the police officer who tries to catch Nathan and the crapshooters and put an end to the illegal gambling in New York. Outside of theater, David has been the head of several clubs, such as the Heifer club, and is also known by his DJ name “DJ Phattraxxx.’ A veritable dark horse of the casting process, Luis Cobb ‘12 decided to audition just for fun, and the result was a pleasant surprise for Mr. Potter and the producers. He will be playing the role of Benny Southstreet, one of the more prominent gamblers. “One of the greatest joys of doing this show every year is being part of the growth of brand new performers like Luis,” says one producer. Robbie Rovelli ‘12 returns to Baker Theater as the male lead. Following strong performances as a Pirate and The Mysterious Man in The Pirates of Penzance and Into The Woods, respectively, Robbie will play Sky Masterson, a high rolling gambler willing to bet on almost anything. While casting this crucial part was difficult, Mr. Potter is very excited to provide Robbie with the challenge he will surely live up to. Kristen Houston ‘12, a student producer, plays General Matilda B. Carthwright, leader of the Save a Soul Mission. Last year, Kristen played two distinctly different feature roles as The Granny and the golden, singing harp in Into The Woods. Mr. Potter plans to utilize her versatility this year, as Kristen will likely be playing multiple roles once again. Kristen also appeared in The Pirates of Penzance as a member of General Stanley’s suspiciously large corps of daughters. Addison Bennett ‘12 is the Production Stage Manager and a student producer. A tech theater veteran, Addison has also been the stage manager of Les Miserables, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Hobbit (assistant), The Manchurian Candidate, The Pirates of Penzance, and Into The Woods, for which he was also a producer. Other recent work includes lighting design for this year’s fall play, Black Comedy. Page 9 The Brunswick Chronicle New Year’s 2012 Sports Elite College Sports On the rise By Sean Forester ‘13 Staff Writer Great basketball players are often lauded for their “basketball IQ,” yet while intelligence is one of the most important features in a basketball player, the academic powerhouses of the NCAA do not often play a vital role in postseason tournaments and top 25 rankings. This year, however, fans are being treated to the prosperity of programs such as Harvard, Stanford, and Virginia, all illustrious academic institutions. Harvard broke into the Top 25 for the first time in the school’s history, while Stanford and Virginia have only one loss each. When Harvard hired Duke Assistant Coach Tommy Amaker to be the head coach of the men’s basketball team, any goal beyond Ivy League success would have been considered absurd. Harvard has not been to the NCAA tournament since 1946, and in the time since, the program has lacked the passion and intensity that has defined the teams at the top. Ammaker brought that missing passion. After winning the Battle of Atlantis in the Bahamas, the Crimson (record: 12-1), are currently ranked #23. Seemingly outwitting opponents, they play with a tenacity born from the desire to prove that Harvard is for real. Apparently, the country’s most storied college produces more than Presidents and Nobel Laureates. Their only loss came at the hands of the reigning national champion UCONN Huskies. Led by senior Keith Wright, Harvard is a legitimate contender to win games in March, and ESPN “bracketologist” Joe Lunardi predicts that Harvard will earn a “7” seed in the NCAA tournament, putting the Crimson ahead of perennial powerhouses Arizona, Memphis, and Vanderbilt. There is no doubt that the mindset of Ammaker’s players is similar to that of his former employer Mike Krzyzewski. He has brought a winning attitude with him to Cambridge, and the Crimson are living up to his expectations. Stanford also hired a Duke assistant coach to head their basketball program—Johnny Dawkins. At Stanford, Mr. Dawkins has accumulated a stellar record (10- Top: New Stanford Coach Johnny Dawkins Above: New Harvard Coach Tommy Amaker is interviewed for ESPN Below: Power Forward Mike Scott has helped lead Virginia to a successful basketball season 2) with losses only to the very top programs. On December 22, the Cardinals lost a heartbreaker to Butler, an NCAA finalist both of the last two years. Stanford’s other loss came after a gritty battle with #1 Syracuse. No one has come closer this year to beating the Orange. Though a mark in the loss column, the loss is a testament to the tough defense and efficiency that Dawkins has brought to the team. His players are obviously talented, but it is almost as if he is using their mental abilities to cut down on the potential for mistakes. He seems to be teaching intangibles, and his players are proof: Aaron Bright has a ratio of 1.8 assist to every turnover, and senior center Josh Owens is shooting over 60% from the field. The Cardinal are listed as a “6” seed by Lunardi. With California, they are also the favorites to win the Pac-12, and Lunardi has them as the best team in that conference. The influence of Krzyzewski is felt in Palo Alto, as well, since Stanford promises to be a success story for years to come. The Virginia Cavaliers are making enormous strides in all of their athletics. Their football team played Auburn in the ChickFil-A bowl, and their basketball team is on an 8 game winning streak. The Cavaliers’ only loss was a two-point upset at the hands of TCU. These Cavaliers, relatively much better than their Cleveland counterpart, are looking to contend in the ACC, the nation’s top basketball conference. The team is led by senior forward Mike Scott, who is practically averaging a “double-double” while shooting over 60% from the field. Although Coach Tony Bennett was not an assistant under Krzyzewski, his team is trying to emulate the success of conference rival Duke as well. Basketball is not purely a sport of mind, as many of the elite players do not exactly get 2400 on their SATs (or even take the test, for that matter), but there seems to be a correlation between winning and academic standing this season in the basketball world. Stanford, Harvard, and Virginia will be relevant in March, and the graduates of these schools will finally have a team to root for when they fill out their brackets with the aid of the half-page sports section in the Wall Street Journal. Check out the Chronicle Online at Chronicle.BrunswickSchool.org Page 10 The Brunswick Chronicle New Year’s 2012 Good Luck on Exams! Exam Schedule 2012 Winter Exam Schedule Impor tant Dates: Review Days: Thursday, Januar y 12, Friday, Januar y 13 End of First Quar ter : Friday, Januar y 13 No School: Monday, Januar y 16 (Mar tin Luther King Jr. Day) Exams: Mor ning (9-11AM) After noon (1-3PM) Tuesday 17 Science English Wednesday 18 Histor y Arabic, Classics, Chinese, Conf licts Thursday 19 Math AP Computer Science, AP Music Theor y, Religion & Philosophy, Conf licts Friday 20 French, Italian, Spanish Conf licts Penn State Scandal By Johnny Erdman ‘13 Staff Writer On November 4, 2011, the Penn State Campus was shocked by the indictment of former Assistant Football Coach and local icon Jerry Sandusky. Along with the allegations against Coach Sandusky, two University Officials—Senior Vice President Gary Schultz and Athletic Director Tim Curley— were issued indictments for perjury and failure to report sexual abuse. The fallout within the campus and around the country was immediate and extreme. Within days, the Penn State Board had fired legendary Head Football Coach Joe Paterno and President of the University Graham Spanier because of their failure to act. The Board also placed one of the witnesses of the alleged abuse, Mike McQueary, on administrative leave. The first complaint against Sandusky had come from Coach McQueary. He claimed he saw Coach Sandusky molesting a young boy in the showers at the Penn State football facility in 2002. At the time, Sandusky was not a Coach. He had retired in 1999 to pursue work with his charity, the Second Mile, an organization that aids troubled youth. McQueary told the Grand Jury he left the building and went to Head Coach Paterno to report the incident. When reporting the incident to higher-ups, Paterno did not accurately describe what he had heard from McQueary. Neither Schultz, Curley, nor Paterno informed any kind of law enforcement. Instead, they simply told Sandusky never to bring children onto the Penn State Campus again. Rather than report Sandusky’s illegal behavior, they simply told him to take it off the Penn State Campus—and much of the strong reaction from both outside and inside Penn State has stemmed from this legal and moral failure. Similar to the Penn State scandal in nature is a second tragedy involving the Syracuse basketball program. Another assistant Coach, Bernie Fine, was recently accused of abusing some of the team’s ball boys. Unlike the Penn State situation, however, Syracuse officials reported the incident to officials as soon as they heard about it, and Fine was fired very soon after the allegations came to light. Across the country, many have expressed outrage that Sandusky was allowed to continue his illegal and immoral behavior for years. Though rumors had been surrounding Sandusky for some time, the Penn State administration was notably indecisive and inconclusive. To many, Paterno’s failure to act are as offensive as the unthinkable actions of Sandusky himself. Yet, the reaction within Penn State has been markedly different from the reaction outside the community. Many alumni have tried to defend Joe Paterno, and others in the administration, pushed back at the media’s attempts to demonize Sandusky and those who allowed his actions to continue. Students held a vigil outside of Paterno’s house the night he was fired, and resorted to rioting in protest of the firing of both Paterno and other administration officials. Whatever the ultimate ruling is in the case, it is clear that playercoach interactions will forever be changed. There will be increased scrutiny for coaches and a higher level of awareness involving sexual abuse, both within athletics and outside. Page 11 The Brunswick Chronicle New Year’s 2012 Sports 2011 MLB Season Recap and What it Means for Baseball By Christopher Lucey ‘15 Staff Writer The 2011 baseball season started innocently enough. Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. The viral videos of the Giants’ beard-clad closer, Brian Wilson, began to fade from ‘YouTube’ as excitement for a new season mounted. Yet perhaps one foreboding abnormality lingered: the Saint Louis Cardinals were unable to lock down an extension to keep their homegrown superstar, Albert Pujols. Instead he chose to test the waters of free agency heading into the 2011 baseball season. A waiting game began. The Cardinals’ uncertainty with Pujols was perhaps the season’s first hiccup. As the season began to unfold, more oddities would follow. As the opening weeks passed, a riveting playoff race was gradually shaping up. The cellar-dwelling Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, and Arizona Diamondbacks all found themselves in either playoff contention or at the top of their respective divisions for the first time in years. Only the Diamondbacks, however, maintained their lead led by their hardworking skipper, Kirk Gibson, and ace pitcher Ian Kennedy. Better yet, a familiar group of Milwaukee-bred “wallbangers” played in the unstable NL Central Division to their advantage. The Brewers were able to push to the top of their division despite an unpredictable pitching rotation and a lackluster season performance by Zack Greinke. Elsewhere teams marked as ‘playoff locks’ gained a second dimension, especially near the end of the season. The respective collapses of the Braves and the Red Sox were solidified in baseball’s book of infamy in a night of television heaven for uninvolved fans. But then came the final series, an exclamation point like no other to an already great season. The defending American League Champions Texas Rangers faced the Saint Louis Cardinals, a team that had lost its pitching ace, Adam Wainright, in the opening days of the season to injury. The battle came down to the wire. The eventual champions, the Cardinals, were down to their final strike several times, ultimately coming through in the late innings throughout the series. The 2011 season was the year that was supposed to remind casual sports fans why they loved baseball. While the NFL and NBA argued over dollars and cents (alienating their fans in the process), the MLB received widespread praise from media outlets across the country as a model for labor relations in all sports. As the season built up, the MLB television ratings soared. The ratings of just the Rangers-Cardinals game 5 eclipsed the ratings of the New Orleans Saints’ game on Monday Night Football. In addition, the fledgling MLB Network, in only its third year of existence, usurped the NBA network that has been in place for over ten years. Yet, not all the news for baseball was good. Several weeks after pushing their respective teams into the forefront of their divisions, Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols and Ranger’s starting pitcher CJ Wilson left the teams that had raised them since high school for large paydays in Anaheim. In addition, the 2011 season witnessed the fall of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a once proud baseball franchise widely supported in Southern California, when the ballclub filed for bankruptcy. Perhaps most damaging to baseball, though, was the revelation that Ryan Braun, the National League’s MVP, had disobeyed the MLB’s substance abuse policy. Braun has publically called the test’s results “BS.” Baseball is certainly not a sport free from faults. It is particularly disappointing that, in a year that should have brought a new wave of fans into the bright future of 2012, baseball’s self-destructive tendencies have led fans back to the seemingly dark ages of 2007. Perhaps the 2012 etiquette will be better. Giants’ Season Analysis By Jack Duggan ‘15 Staff Writer The New York Giants have had a very interesting but inconsistent season this year. At the beginning, it looked as though the Giants were in for a very long year. They lost their key wide receiver Steve Smith to the Eagles, and it looked as if they were going to lose their all-pro defensive end, Osi Umenyiora, because of a potential trade. After the Osi drama was finished, the Giants had an unremarkable preseason in which they went 2-2. The Giants opened their season with a two-touchdown loss to the Redskins in a game that they had been expected to win. After the loss, many fans were less than excited for the rest of the regular season. Yet, the Giants recovered and won the next three games, including a key win over the Philadelphia Eagles. But the Giants remained inconsistent. After their impressive three game winning streak, the Giants lost to the Seattle Seahawks, one of the worst teams in the league. During this game, quarterback Eli Manning played very well but the rest of the team did not. In fact, Manning had the most passing yards of any quarterback in the NFL that week. Victor Cruz also led the league in receiving yards that week. The Giants then went on in week 6 to beat the Buffalo Bills, one of the better teams in the NFL at the time, to bring their record to 4-2. After a bye week, the Giants proceeded to win their next two games, including a notable win over the New England Patriots. The Giants then turned to the toughest part of their schedule and it showed. The team lost four straight games to the 49ers, Eagles, Saints, and then Packers. After this drought, the Giants came out and beat the Cowboys, keeping their playoff hopes alive. But the following week, the Giants completely fell apart. They lost again to the Washington Redskins who were game was to go to the playoffs, and the loser would go home for the offseason. The Giants looked to the same players that had been key all season. Eli Manning and Victor Cruz had been carrying an offense that just couldn’t establish a running game. Cruz was an anonymous backup before this season, and is now a household name. Jason Pierre-Paul had been a bright spot in a depleted defense. The team has had moments of greatness. With Eli Manning playing perhaps better than he ever has, the Giants were optimistic going into week 17, and rightly so – coming out with a 31-14 victory over Dallas. Yet, now it’s do or die. The playoffs are here. New York remains anxious to see how the Giants’ drama will unfold. in last place in the NFC East. After an essential win against their cross-town rivals, the New York Jets, the Giants looked ahead to their final game. They were to play the Dallas Cowboys In the first round of the NFL playoffs, in a game to decide which team the Giants will host the Atlanta Falcons would represent the NFC East in Sunday at 1PM. the postseason. The winner of the Check out the Chronicle Online at Chronicle.BrunswickSchool.org Page 12 The Brunswick Chronicle New Year’s 2012 Wick Sports Brunswick School Varsity Hockey 2011-2012 Brunswick Hockey By Charlie Cassoli ‘15 Staff Writer In 2000, the Brunswick hockey program moved into the Hartong Rink at the King Street Campus. Now after three seasons in the New England Prep Hockey Division One, Brunswick’s Varsity Hockey Team is well on its way to another very successful season. The team has started the season with a strong 6-2 record. Coach Mike Kennedy said that he looks forward to the further progress of the team: “When we first got to Division One, we struggled to stay in games. Now, we’ve moved up and can’t wait to see our team keep on rising to an even higher level of play.” The team has scored a total of thirtythree goals, while only letting six in against them. The team recently went three straight games without letting in a single goal. “It has to do a lot with Gryff in the net, but our defense has been very strong this season,” says Head Coach Ron Van Belle. “Further, many leaders like Captain Luke Esposito ‘12, Kevin Duane ‘12, and John Baker ’12 have stepped up and have been a large part in the team’s success this year.” The large crowds at home games have also not gone unnoticed. Coach Van Belle commented that “One of the strengths of the school is the support that others show to each other, and it shows at the big hockey games. The team players harder when the rink is full.” Coach Van Belle also recently hit his 100 win mark. Congratulations, Coach VB, and to all of Brunswick Hockey. # Name Yr. Pos. Ht. Wt. 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