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G.I. Jane Members of the ROTC community respond to the Pentagon’s announcement about women in combat. Page 3
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Jordan foster, a senior communication and rhetorical studies and music industry major, passes out fliers during Monday’s rally for DPS Officer Joe Shanley. He was one of about 45 students advocating for DPS transparency.
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Meet the coaches The who’s who of Scott Shafer’s remodeled coaching staff. Page 20
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ven freezing rain didn’t dampen the support of Syracuse University students for Department of Public Safety officer Joe Shanley on Monday. About 45 students and community members gathered on Waverley Avenue between the Schine Student Center and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications between 2 and 2:30 p.m. to advocate for transparency within DPS and show their support for Shanley, who is known by many as “Officer Friendly.” “He’s done so much for us,” said Jordan Foster, a senior communication and rhetorical studies major who participated in the rally. “This is the least we can do for him.” As a result of restructuring within the department, DPS changed Shanley’s position from corporal in the Law Enforcement and Community Policing Division to
public safety officer last week. Social media brought attention to Shanley’s change in position this past weekend, rallying support among SU students and alumni. Reassignment to this position resulted in a reduced salary for several individuals,
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Syracuse center DaJuan Coleman will undergo surgery on his left knee on Tuesday, SU Athletics announced Monday night. Coleman is expected to need four weeks to recover. The freshman from Jamesville, N.Y., has started in all 20 games for the Orange. He’s averaging five points coleman and 4.4 rebounds per game in 14 minutes of action. In Syracuse’s last game, a 75-71 overtime loss to Villanova on Saturday, Coleman played seven minutes and didn’t score a point or grab a rebound. He ended up seeing critical minutes late in the game after Baye Moussa Keita fouled out with 4:06 left
Jes Shanley, daughter of Joe Shanley, looks on as SU students protest her father’s position change.
v ideo kari mccann, anthony mcgriff and paul ang gather on Waverly See video of the rally in support of Officer Joe Shanley at dailyorange.com and South Crouse avenues to discuss the restructuring process within DPS.
Group to benefit ill children By Lizzie Hart
Taking a trip to Disney World to get the autograph of a favorite Disney character, visiting the White House to meet President Barack Obama, spending a day in the life of a fireman – these are the types of personalized wishes the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants to children with life-threatening illnesses. Syracuse University students can now have a hand in granting wishes like these through the new Wishmakers on Campus @ SU, which is part of the international Make-A-Wish organization. “The whole idea is we give these kids hope,” said Brian Yuhan, president of the group. “We also hope to be part of the healing process. So besides
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JAN. 29,1979 Talk and travel: taking a ride with the taxi man “I was supposed to be dead so many times,” George “Taxi Man” Triquet recalled while driving his blue and gold “Hot line Cab” around Syracuse one evening. But Fate could not keep up with him. Triquet was a World War II sergeant who survived the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. However, the strain resulted in complete memory loss and four years on Ward 7 of the Veteran’s Hospital here in Syracuse. “When I hit the street, I only knew who I was because they told me,” he said. That was about 20 years ago.
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Today at 56, Triquet owns and operates Syracuse’s internationally acclaimed cab company called Taxi Man and Taxi Mam. His more memorable passengers include the Harlem Globetrotters; state Sen. Joseph L. Galiber of the 31st District; Mrs. Irving McKesson, one of the nation’s wealthiest women; and an armed convict wanted in over 20 states for passing bad checks and fraudulent identification. Triquet helped to apprehend him in 1969. Triquet preserves the memories of his passengers in two, white vinyl scrapbooks filled with letters of gratitude from around the world, newspaper clippings, calling cards, photographs and a Japanese paper folder used in tea ceremonies. Closer to home, Triquet is popular with college students, especially at Syracuse Uni-
versity, as he charges discount cab fares on bookings made 24 hours in advance to Hancock Airport and the railroad station. The “Taxi Man” said he especially enjoys dealing with SU students. “I act like a big papa to ‘em,” he said, and noted that if a student passenger has an early train or flight to catch, he will telephone to rouse him or her from bed. Then, once a passenger is in the car, he will talk… and talk. And when one thinks he is through, the man will talk some more. He knows a lot. He might discuss his family, which consists of two dogs named Prince and Lady and two cats, Din-Din and Tippy Toe. Or the Long Island native might tell you he was the original chef at The Castaways in Syracuse, and proceed to give his recipe for Baked Alaska; or that he was a fife, drum and bugle instructor; and that he shined shoes; and drove cars after hours that he cleaned in a used car lot during the day. “The reason why I talk so much is I feel if you watch me, you won’t pay attention to my driving. It’s wicked,” he laughed.
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Female role in military expands By Taylor Baker Staff Writer
sam maller | asst. photo editor Anastasia Domingo, a sophomore nursing major, performs push-ups at an ROTC training session Monday in the Carrier Dome. The Pentagon’s announcement that women in the military can fight in combat could create and expand hundreds of frontline jobs for women.
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Committee discusses projects for outreach, resources for organizations By Debbie Truong Enterprise Editor
Outreach to registered student organizations, community service within the Student Association and updates regarding an upcoming Board of Trustees meeting were some items included in reports presented by cabinet members at Monday’s general assembly meeting. Janine Savage, chair of the Student Engagement Committee, delivered the lengthiest report of the 40-minute meeting in Maxwell Auditorium, emphasizing projects aimed at providing outreach and resources to registered student organizations, and highlighting community service opportunities available within SA. In an effort to better interact with registered student organizations, members of the Student Engagement Committee were each assigned a day to speak and interact with student organizations tabling in the Schine Atrium, Savage said. Savage also reminded SA members of the student organization rec-
ognition program, a monthly award that provides the winning student organization with $100. Orange Seeds, a leadership program dedicated to first-year Syracuse University students, received the first award in the fall. Nomination forms for the February award are available on SA’s website. “It’s an opportunity for us to highlight an organization that does great
work,” Savage said after the meeting. Building on SA’s first Impact Week during the 56th Session, SA members will partake in “little impacts” leading up to the weeklong community service event slated for the fall. “It’s a good way to get our reps ready for Impact Week,” Savage said. This semester, Savage said, SA will also participate in the Interfraternity see student association page 7
The Student Engagement Committee chair spent time during the meeting detailing projects relevant to SA and non-SA members.
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The Pentagon’s announcement that women in the military will be allowed to fight in combat could create and expand hundreds of front-line jobs for women and produce new opportunities for women in the ROTC. The Pentagon’s decision overturns the 1994 policy under the Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, which prohibited military women from the direct use of artillery, armor, infantry and other roles in combat pertaining to their physical requirements. “Women have been pushing and waiting to have the same opportunities as men, and in the military that has included participating in combat roles,” said Ashley White, a member and co-master fitness trainer in the ROTC program at Syracuse University, in an email. White, a senior political science and history major, said she’s excited
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Advertising forum promotes change, courage in industry By Natsumi Ajisaka Staff Writer
When Deb Henretta wandered into the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and met the head of the advertising department, she unknowingly started her career. After one conversation with John Phillip Jones, who was then head of the department, the aspiring television anchor decided to enroll in the advertising masters program. When Procter & Gamble visited the campus, Jones encouraged her to interview with the company. Henretta, Proctor & Gamble Global Beauty Care group president, kicked off the 2013 Eric Mower Advertising Forum on Monday night, doling out advice on how to succeed in the advertising world. Henretta pushed four themes: change, courage, opportunity and doing good. These pillars played pivotal roles in Henretta’s own life, taking her from a chance meeting to a career with Procter & Gamble, then on a game-changing trip to Asia. Her career, she said, “is a study
in change.” Henretta’s career with Procter & Gamble now spans 28 years. “When doors open, you have to be willing to walk through them,” she said, a message that was repeated throughout her talk. Henretta pushed the audience to adapt and chase opportunities. She also encouraged advertising majors to practice “intellectual courage.” The strength to forego a comfort zone and take creative risks creates leaders in the advertising world, Henretta said. The debut of the suave Old Spice man was one such creative risk, she said. The famous commercials, featuring Terry Crews, reversed the deodorant brand’s disconnection with young men. Henretta’s portfolio is a story of reinvention, saving brands like Pampers diapers and Cheers detergent, whose declining sales and disconnection with customers put them at risk. Cheers detergent was her first assignment. The company was in a slump and its advertising was “boring,” Henretta said. see henretta page 7
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t’s been a fortnight since my last syllabus week, ever. I’ve endured my last soliloquies on not texting in class and not “starting this term paper the night before it’s due.” Soon enough, I’ll be filling out my last round of course evaluations, darkening bubbles on a Scantron sheet of vague and unhelpful questions, and trying to find five words that best describe my professor like I’m making them a Match.com profile. It’s not going to be fun. In fact, it’s going to be really boring and I’ll probably blow it off. So, consider this column to be like one big general course evaluation now, while I possess the energy and inclination – a bit of friendly, constructive feedback. In my days at Syracuse University, these are some things I’ve noticed about professors that, well ... bother me. I must preface by saying being a professor must be pretty hard. A ton of papers to grade, innumerable unengaged students who grunt their way through a discussion, and trying to teach the same course again and again while remaining passionate. I could never do it, and to be frank, I’ve enjoyed most of my professors here. But let’s critique anyway, shall we? To begin at syllabus week itself: all of us students in your class, professor – we all got into college. Which is to say, we are all literate. So, professor, when you pass out a syllabus, why do you read the entire thing to us? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wasted 90 minutes listening to the Syracuse University Religious Observance Policy being read to me when I could have easily looked at it myself. Don’t worry, if I have a question about how not to go to class, I’ll be sure to inquire. Reading the syllabus aloud is filler. We all know that, trust me. We’re the experts at stretching a six-and-a-half-page paper into an eight-page paper. Which reminds me: a “maximum” word count on an essay is insane. I’ve never found myself thinking, “Damn, this essay on the French Revolution would sing if it were 1,500 words. I cannot shackle my genius to a mere 1,000 words. This bird needs to spread its wings and soar!” That has never happened.
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world on a string And don’t get me started on the whole this-essay-should-be-as-long-as-it-needs-to-be cop-out. One of these days, I will actually write an essay in haiku format just to mess with you, instead of just joking about it. Speaking of cop-outs – let’s ban the breaking-into-small-groups-and-discussingthe-reading stratagem. You know what doesn’t enhance my education at all? Trying to talk about a book with a guy who’s hungover, barely skimmed the Cliff Notes and apparently does not possess the power of speech. I’m not paying him to teach the class. See, just as you expect us to be prepared for class – understandably, you emphasize this many, many times – it’s fair to expect the same of you, is it not? That means you need to know how to use a computer. If there’s a YouTube clip you want to show us, great! We love watching movies! But have it ready to go so we don’t have to sit in that long, awkward silence while watching your epic struggle with the cagey intricacies of Windows 8 before finally caving and asking the teaching assistant for help. There, wasn’t that way more fun than the standard course evaluation? That’s what I call catharsis, right there. Despite my few complaints, overall it has been a wonderful and memorable four years, and I’m grateful for all of the guidance and wisdom I’ve received along the way. Oh, and don’t use Blackboard. Ever. Please. It’s awful. Just don’t. Kevin Slack is a senior television, radio and film major. His column appears weekly. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on Twitter @kevinhslack.
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Proactive steps to keep pipes intact would prove beneficial Bursting pipes and water main breaks have been issues on the Syracuse University campus and on Marshall Street. University officials and business owners should take proactive steps to ensure the safety and prosperity of the local community. In light of the freezing temperatures Syracuse regularly experiences and the old age of many buildings, bursting pipes are an inevitable problem. This means more extensive procedures must be enacted to ensure pipes and water mains are not damaged. Taking a proactive step to ensure the pipes stay intact is a worthy investment. University officials and Marshall Street business owners should have the pipes on campus and in their respective buildings inspected regularly. Installing the proper heating systems to keep the pipes from bursting – like what Tony Christopher Hair Design is doing now after a recent pipe burst – is another option worth exploring.
EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board These measures will keep costly water damage issues that are disruptive to students and businesses from happening in the future. If proactive strides are not made and water damage continues to affect the area, concerns about hazardous infrastructure that could cause physical harm to those on campus and Marshall Street will continue. Other situations, which could be avoided by being proactive, include stores losing money because of destruction to products and closing for repairs, and restaurants possibly dealing with the issue of tainted food. It is worth preventing major water issues that plague the university and Marshall Street areas. It’s time to act in advance.
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he U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case from an Illinois man who wanted to sue the state for funding a religious cross. The line between church and state is more blurred as a result. The line needs to be clearer and better enforced to ensure this country lives up to its mission of not favoring one religion more than another. In 2008, the state of Illinois gave a grant of $20,000 to fund the renovations of a 111-foot-high cross, located in Alto Pass, Ill. The cross is placed atop one of the highest mountains in the region. Robert Sherman, an atheist, sued in 2010, arguing the state was directly funding the advancement of a particular religion. The court refused to hear the case last Wednesday, saying Sherman lacked the legal standing to sue.
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People who see no problem with state money for renovations are quick to argue our society is too concerned with maintaining a religion-neutral atmosphere. The lawsuit then fits into a narrative of suing because of over-sensitivity or political correctness. Most often, those who accept the state’s actions are believers in Christianity. Funding to repair the cross is unmistakably the advancement of religion. Whether or not the state intended to advance it is irrelevant. Government is not in the business of supporting religion. Simply because Sherman did not have legal standing does not invalidate his point. Taxpayers should not be forced to fund any religion. The First Amendment has been interpreted to ensure the government stays out of religion.
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to the left, to the left He said by not hearing his case, the Supreme Court sent a signal to legislative bodies that they can “make blatantly unconstitutional grants to advance religion simply by naming an executive branch agency as a middleman in the transaction.” In this instance, the middleman was Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Imagine if instead of a cross, the state funded the $20,000 renovations of a mosque. Non-Muslim individuals would be just as upset as Sherman.
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To them it would be, as Sherman said, “a fraud against the taxpayers of this country.” Sherman’s arguments are not about political correctness or an attack on Christianity. His viewpoint is not intolerant of religion. He only wants government to be held accountable when it funds religion. If the cross needed to be repaired, the church should have funded repairs – not the state of Illinois. This should not be a controversial viewpoint or a view that only atheists identify with. If the government was serious about upholding its commitment to not privilege religious institutions, it would discontinue the practice of granting tax-exempt status to religions. Unfortunately, the United States has a long way to go before reality mirrors the words of the Con-
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stitution. Not punishing inappropriate uses of taxpayer money will only perpetuate this. In the overall picture, funding the cross is yet another example of the state showing particular religions favoritism. The $20,000 is a relatively little amount in any state’s massive budget, but it symbolically means states can openly advance religion without being punished. Sherman called the nation’s court system “a joke” after his case was thrown out. America is made up of people with diverse religious backgrounds. Our government’s attitude toward religion needs readjusting. None should be favored. Harmen Rockler is a senior newspaper and online journalism and political science major. His column appears weekly. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or followed on Twitter at @LeftofBoston.
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the physical and the doctors and diagnosis, we hope to inspire them to actually enjoy life again, to appreciate and to have experiences that make them feel like they can keep on fighting.” Luis Castelan, co-founder of Wishmakers, said the mission of Make-A-Wish is to fundraise money in order to grant the wishes of children facing life-threatening illnesses. Yuhan and Castelan, both sophomore biology majors, helped bring Make-A-Wish to SU. Both had personal experiences with Make-AWish before coming to SU, and were surprised
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about the dissolution of the ban, and believes this new implementation will promote the value that America was founded on: equal opportunity. Bill Smullen, director of the National Security Studies program at SU and an honorary professional soldier in the U.S. Army, said there are no specific reasons why Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has chosen to review such a policy, and said he believes this need for change has been under study for some time. “I think they’ve reached a point where they could legitimately determine what the criteria should be,” Smullen said.
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to find that despite the proximity of the Central New York headquarters, SU did not have a Wishmakers on Campus chapter. The Central New York headquarters oversees donations to Make-A-Wish and the wishes of children from 15 counties. Bethann Kistner, public relations and communications manager for Make-A-Wish of Central New York, said the Central New York district is on track to grant 90-100 wishes this year. Kistner said local wishes average to about $9,000 per child, but can be a lot more expensive. The Wishmakers’ goal for the semester is to build a strong foundation for the chapter. They hope to promote and familiarize the foundation’s name on campus, Yuhan said. “We want to organize it, we want to streamline it and hopefully we can amplify the student body’s response for this,” he said. They hope to begin some smaller-scale fundraising this semester, including the sale of T-shirts, bags and wristbands, Yuhan said. In the future, the group hopes to partner
“The military will continue to defend the Constitution the same way it always has, but now, it includes women to aid the effort.”
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As a direct result of this policy review of female military roles, 13,139 army positions and 1,186 positions under the Secretary of Defense
“Everyone has a right to life, and when that’s jeopardized it’s really scary. They’re innocent, they’re young. This is an organization that makes the best out of any situation.”
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with other student organizations on campus, such as greek life organizations and sports teams, he added. “We hope as a chapter that we can be a bridge between the organization and the university, and create more opportunity for campus organizations to do good,” said Pasang Lhamo, public
have opened up — all roles that were previously closed off to women, according to a Feb. 9, 2012 U.S. Department of Defense news release. The military will continue to review positions and requirements to determine whether additional positions will open up to women, according to the release. Both Smullen and White said they believe the country can only benefit from this newly revised policy. “It’s going to have the advantage of putting the best people in the responsible jobs that they are trained to do. I don’t really see any disadvantages of this, really, at all,” Smullen said. “I definitely would not put a negative spin on this.” In terms of the overall effect this change will have on the U.S. military, White said she
relations chair of Wishmakers, in an email. Other big plans for the chapter include starting a Walk for Wishes 5K fundraiser, in addition to involving the chapter with the Ms. Orange Fan Luncheon fundraiser in the fall. The group also hopes to develop a strong bond with Golisano Children’s Hospital, which is part of Upstate Medical University, Yuhan said. He said he hopes the members will be active in volunteering at the hospital and be able to meet kids who are patients there. The chapter is holding its first general interest meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences Complex, room 105. Both SU and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry students are invited to attend. “Everyone has a right to life, and when that’s jeopardized it’s really scary,” said Castelan, one of the co-founders. “They’re innocent, they’re young. This is an organization that makes the best out of any situation.” email@example.com
believes officials will have to re-evaluate and determine new standards, redesigning equipment fit for women and, more importantly, developing a plan that will implement the new policy. “The military will continue to defend the Constitution the same way it always has,” she said. “But now, it includes women to aid the effort.” Although the Pentagon’s combat policy has changed, there will be no change in the way female members of the ROTC train, White said. She added that ROTC training is collectively an infantry-based combat branch. “I do not have any doubts that women can lead or follow just as strongly as men do with the proper training,” White said. “The military produces strong soldiers, including women.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Clouded JUDGEMENT Almost one year after shutdown, Megaupload creator launches file-sharing, cloud storage website
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any students across the country are cordcutting. While about 93 percent of the United States has cable television, many college students are cutting out the service because of the cost, according to the National Cable and Telecommunications Association. One way college students are cutting costs while still catching up on their favorite series is by illegal streaming and downloading.
“Encryption alone will not be enough to distinguish the troubles from the previous website.”
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She and her team created a new commercial with humor and punch to distinguish the brand from other detergent manufacturers’ repetitive selling points. Henretta spoke mostly about her work with Pampers diapers. She drew on her needs as a mother to revamp Pampers’ image and reverse its 10-year decline. She changed this trend with a new advertisement featuring animals across the world with their babies. She said viewer feedback exploded, flooding the brand’s 1-800 number with requests
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Council’s after school mentoring program for a week, adding that the collaboration could help strengthen SA’s relationship with greek organizations. SA President Allie Curtis delivered her report, as well as a report on behalf of Jesse Feitel, the undergraduate student representative to the Board of Trustees. Both reports centered on next week’s board meeting. As SA president, Curtis automatically serves on the board.
Currently, there is a plethora of websites that allow users to log in on their laptops and gain access to network, cable and premium channel series for free. One of these sites is Mega, which went live Jan. 20 – almost exactly a year after the FBI shut down Kim Dotcom’s previous venture, Megaupload. Mega makes an attempt to distance itself from any legal wrongdoing of its users by explicitly outlining that uploading illegal content is forbidden, according to a Jan. 20 article published by The New York Times. But Courtney Barclay, an assistant professor of media studies, said that might not save the new website. “Encryption alone will not be enough to distinguish the troubles from the previous website,” she said. While Mega employs new privacy policies for the hosting website, this does not mean its practices are legal, she said. “You can still be held accountable for copyright infringement even if you don’t know about
for copies of the ad. When she was later promoted to head of operations in Asia, it made Henretta uproot her family, but ushered in positive change. The Asian market at the time was fragmented and hard to target, she said. Her work in Asia led to gigs on the Singapore Economic Development Board, overseeing Singapore’s economic growth and the 21-country Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. She advised President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Advertising also needs corporate social responsibility, she said. “Doing right is so important in a time where our heroes are falling – in entertainment,
Curtis and Feitel will deliver a report to the board that includes recent changes made to SA’s financial vision. Last Tuesday, the assembly approved bills that increased the amount of event funding student organizations can request. The two will also relay students’ opinions regarding Joe Shanley, the well-liked Department of Public Safety official whose position was changed from corporal to public safety officer as part of a wider restructuring effort within DPS, Curtis said. SA released a statement early Monday morning acknowledging students’ anger and frustration regarding Shanley’s position change.
the specific instances,” Barclay said. Technically, Mega competes in the same cloud storage arena as Dropbox, Box.com and Google Drive, but the primary difference is that once a file is uploaded, it is immediately encrypted. This technology, which Dotcom is employing, has only been made possible by new parts of the HTML 5 website programming language, according to the Times article. The New Zealand Intelligence Agency is freezing Dotcom’s funds while it continues its investigation of Megaupload. Therefore, the seed money for the venture was raised through third parties, according to the article. The FBI, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Justice, forced Megaupload, an online hosting website commonly used for storing copyrighted material, to close last January. The website’s domain was revoked and the company was shut down, according to a Jan. 19 article published by The Wall Street Journal. Dotcom founded Megaupload and its affiliated sites in Hong Kong in 2005 with the purpose
of being a secure hosting website for personal content. The popularity of Megaupload ballooned because of its ability to deliver users with fast bandwidth and download speeds of hosted content, according to an indictment form from a district court filing in Eastern Virginia. Megaupload was alleged to have infringed upon $500 million of entertainment studio income. In addition, just prior to the shutdown, the website was the 13th most frequently visited website on the Internet, boasting a registered user base of more than 180 million, according to the indictment. Mega’s recent growth spurt will allow cashstrapped college students to catch their favorite shows for free, but some are split on whether illegal streaming or downloading is worth the risk. “It is illegal and I don’t want to break the rules,” said Morgan Montgomery, a sophomore management major. “It’s true that not everyone who downloads videos gets caught, but it’s still wrong.” email@example.com
“Doing right is so important in a time where our heroes are falling – in entertainment, politics, even in business with Enron and the Lehman brothers.” Deb Henretta
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politics, even in business with Enron and the Lehman brothers,” she said. She touched on Procter & Gamble’s humanitarian efforts in Asia, including water-purifying packets that cleansed water contaminated with arsenic and bacteria. “Make sure you use all of your talents and time to make a difference in this world,” Henretta said.
For students, like sophomore public relations major Meg Lane, Henretta’s talk was reassuring in an uncertain job market. “She inspired me. It’s not like Deb’s a global celebrity like Bob Costas, but someone who’s made it in the real world,” Lane said. “She made her success applicable to us.”
“We will be in contact with administration over the coming days to ensure the rights of students are protected and help make sure Officer Shanley continues to be available as a resource,” the statement read.
must attend one fiscal training session. • Round-trip busing from the Schine Student Center to New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C., will be available during the week of Spring Break, said Jenny Choi, chair of the Academic Affairs Committee. • Bus trips to Wegmans and Target will be available for two Sundays each in the months of February, March and April. The buses will depart from Schine every hour from 11 a.m.-4 p.m, said Ivan Rosales, chair of the Student Life Committee.
Other business discussed: • The assembly approved approximately $32,083 in programming funding for six separate student organizations. About $152,700 in special programming money remains for spring 2013. • In his report, Comptroller Stephen DeSalvo said registered student organizations must submit their financial budgets to SA by March 1 and
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according to a Monday SU News release. However, a re-evaluation of the issue has since eliminated “significant downward salary shifts,” according to the release. Thomas Wolfe, senior vice president and dean of student affairs, said it would be inappropriate to say the rally and student outcry through social media led to the statement, which was prepared before the rally. “Sometimes concerns just get raised in multiple ways at the same time, and I think one just reinforces the other,” said Wolfe, who also attended the rally. Students received little information about the restructuring of DPS or the specific responsibilities of DPS employees like Shanley, said Paul Ang, an organizer of the rally and a graduate student in the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. “These major decisions that affect students directly, especially their safety and security, were really made without any student involvement,” Ang said. In addition to recognizing Shanley for “going the extra mile,” Anthony McGriff, another organizer of the event and sophomore political science major, said the intention of the rally was to call attention to the lack of information. “We’re advocating for transparency in issues that directly affect the day-to-day lives of the students,” McGriff said. “We want to have a say. We want to have our voices heard.” Both Ang and McGriff are members of A Men’s Issue, a campus group dedicated to redefining and evaluating masculinity, and challenging the idea that domestic violence is only a women’s issue. Group members were responsible for the organization of the rally and could
“He talks to you more as if he’s looking out for you, more than trying to get you in trouble.” Stephen Gasparini
freshman systems and information studies major
be seen passing out fliers for their organization in blue T-shirts over winter coats. Shanley has been an active participant in A Men’s Issue, although changes in his schedule have prevented him from attending recent meetings, Ang said. Although Shanley was not the only DPS officer repositioned as a result of the restructuring, his reputation for friendliness and approachability drew a strong student response, Ang said. When Harly Rodriguez, a senior neuroscience and psychology major, received a Facebook invitation to the event “Rally for Joe Shanley” on Saturday morning, he took action. While Rodriguez struggled with the “college blues” and culture shock as a freshman from the Bronx, Shanley, who is also from the Bronx, was able to relate to him and help him through a difficult time, Rodriguez said. Almost immediately upon learning of Shanley’s change in position, Rodriguez sent an email to Chancellor Nancy Cantor and worked with the Latino student group La L.U.C.H.A., for which he is the community service chair, to circulate the Twitter hashtag #SaveJoeSU. Brandon Medina, vice president of La
The Department of Public Safety announced in September that it would enact internal structural changes. The national management consultant firm ARMC Global aided DPS in the assessment, which ultimately reorganized department functions into three main areas: administrative and technical security services; police and law enforcement services; and staff and organizational development and student services. The internal changes will create better lines of communication within DPS and make public safety services more efficient for the SU community and partnering law enforcement agencies. Source: http://news.syr.edu/dps-3/
L.U.C.H.A and a junior information management and technology major, said Shanley has a special ability to relate to minority students and students from the inner city. “Syracuse is so diverse, with people from all over the United States and all over the world,” he said. “He knows whatever it is we went through growing up and in high school, and how we were able to rise above that and actually attend Syracuse University.” Other students, like Danielle McCoy, a junior political science and African-American studies major, braved the rainy weather because of positive personal experiences with Shanley. McCoy remembered a night during which Shanley found her a first-aid kit after she fell and cut her knee. She added that he always made sure she and her friends got home safely. “He’s the only DPS officer I know by name,” she said. While other DPS officers may come across as intimidating or mean, Shanley builds a personal connection with students, said Stephen Gasparini, a freshman systems and information studies major who attended the rally. “He talks to you more as if he’s looking out for you, more than trying to get you in trouble,” Gasparini said. Gasparini said he thought the icy weather prevented many people from attending the rally, noting several of his own friends would have come if not for the rain. McGriff, one of the organizers, also said more people might have attended if the weather had been better or if they had chosen a different time of day, although he thought they were successful in bringing attention to the issue. Jes Shanley, Shanley’s daughter and a senior international relations major, said she was happy with the show of support for her father at the rally and through social media. The social media response was greater than actual participation. More than 800 students said they would attend the rally via Facebook. Mary Ann Laubaucher, a participant at the rally whose sons have attended SU for the past six years, said she spread news of the rally through the SU parents’ Facebook page. Laubaucher said she came because she had heard good things about Shanley through her sons, and did not think his position should have been changed. “Someone who successfully interacts in a positive way with university students needs to be given a greater venue to do that,” she said. “I grew up in the 60s. When you see an injustice, you stand up.” email@example.com @Nicki_Gorny
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Love, family provide meaning to tattoo inspired by literature, music By Ian Feiner STAFF WRITER
Senior public relations and marketing major Alex Ruffing started dreaming up the idea for her tattoo when she was 17 years old. A lifelong fan of literature, Ruffing was drawn to Shakespeare, and chose to set up the top portion of her tattoo with Roman numerals that correspond to the organization of his plays. “Will Shakespeare said that ‘The world is a stage, and men and women are merely players,’” Ruffing said. “This was inspiration for my idea. We are essentially directors of our own life and our path that we lead to the future.” Close to Thanksgiving in 2010, Ruffing went to local Long Island spot Tattoo Lou’s and got the numbers II, VI and VII tattooed across her left ribcage. These numbers correlate to a metaphysical scene, act and line in her lifetime, the same way it would mark a location in a Shakespearean play. Though Ruffing says her life has been a mix of comedy and tragedy, her tattoo points to a time in her life that was overpowered by love, which is the prevailing message of her ink. Ruffing grew up in difficult circumstances. Her mother was an immigrant from Greece who was a hairdresser in America. Ruffing was born premature and credits her mother’s love for her survival. “She spent three months in the hospital after I
was born, nurturing me, reading to me, until it was safe for me to go home,” Ruffing said. “She truly instilled a sense of love within me, and I carry this love where I go.” When she was young, her father left the family, and was raised by her mother and stepfather. Through that relationship, Ruffing gained four siblings. Growing up as the eldest, she said she learned more about love than she expected. To make the mark of love across her ribcage, Ruffing pays homage to a proponent of 1960s love: Jimi Hendrix. The quote, “We’re all bold as love,” came to Ruffing when she was a freshman and encouraged visitors to her dorm room to put their favorite quotes on her wall with a Post-it note. She accumulated almost 100 quotes by the end of her freshman year. The Hendrix quote was one that stuck with her. “Hendrix came from a time where people tried to change oppression and overcome adversity through love and the boldness of music,” Ruffing said. “This is something I respect and relate to.” Though her tattoo pays homage to her mother, stepfather and siblings, Ruffing admits to not telling any of them. Not sure how her parents would react, she has the good sense not to tell her younger siblings who would, as Ruffing puts it, “spill the beans.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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luke rafferty | asst. photo editor Syracuse University skiers and snowboarders take advantage of the snow at Toggenburg Mountain on Saturday, Jan. 26.
ALPINE ADDICTS Students get their adrenaline rush while participating in SU’s ski and snowboard program at Toggenberg Mountain By Danielle Roth
ast year, the unusual weather conditions in Syracuse hindered the experiences of skiers and snowboarders alike. Ice overpowered the slopes and made for an unfavorable experience. This year is looking far better. “There was only one trail that was sort of icy, but the rest were fine and a lot more fun to go on than last year. You have much more control without the ice,” said Zhenya Muravyova, a sophomore writing and rhetoric and English and textual studies major, of her experience at Toggenburg Mountain on Saturday. With Song Mountain, Labrador Mountain and Toggenburg Mountain within driving distance, students are
taking advantage of the slopes this winter. Syracuse University skiers and snowboarders will take over the mountains thanks to a program offered by Recreation Services that starts this weekend. “Snowboarding and skiing is a good way to get in shape while spending time with friends,” said Muravyova. “You don’t think about it because you are going down the mountain. Even your arms get a work out.” Recreation Services’ six-week ski and snowboard program to Toggenburg Mountain had 250 spots available for students to sign up, but is sold out for this season. Students receive a lift ticket for Friday or Saturday night, transportation to the mountain and weekly lessons, all for $105. For an extra $90, students can rent their equipment from the mountain for the duration of the program.
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Obscure Cinema Society returns to SU after semester-long hiatus By Vince Loncto CONTRIBUTING WRITER
After a semester-long hiatus, the filmlovers club Obscure Cinema Society is back in action this spring and ready to attract new members. “Obscure was a huge part of my entire college experience,” said Kat Smith, a senior advertising major, The Daily Orange technology columnist and president of the club.
“Especially on a campus that’s so dominated by Greek life, you want an alternative presence a little bit.” Smith said she met some of her best friends in college through the group, which is dedicated to students who enjoy watching and talking about films that are normally overlooked by mass media and critics. The club, devoted to watching and talking about films that are normally
overlooked by mass media and critics, has been a small but close-knit community for Syracuse students since its inception. In 2009, Renee Reizman and Steven Lutsky became friends watching cult classics, and decided to create a student organization and open it up to the rest of the Syracuse community. Eventually, Obscure was promoting at Juice Jam and bringing in
lots of students for screenings of cult classics such as “The Room.” The group also became involved in the student film festival, and awarded the first-place finishers with two tickets to the world-renowned Tribeca Film Festival. The group even attracted Basil Al-Sayed, a Syracuse film student who became internationally famous for his coverage of the Syrian uprising in late 2011.
Obscure didn’t run last semester because of changes within the staff, often due to founding members graduating and working in the television and film industries. Smith admitted the hardest part of running a group like Obscure is drawing in lots of students, since many don’t know much about independent and cult films. However, Smith said even when
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This is Muravyova’s second year utilizing the Recreation Services program. “It’s good snow for beginners to learn on. I tell everyone to try it,” Muravyova said. A snowboarder with five years of experience, Muravyova said she enjoyed going to Labrador Mountain with her high school ski club in a suburb of Syracuse, but she found it difficult to get off campus without a car when she got to the university. Muravyova takes advantage of the lessons offered within the package in order to learn new tricks on the terrain park. Toggenburg Mountain offers lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. The program is intended for students of all skill levels, and students enjoy learning new skills or perfecting their technique with the weekly lessons. “For the advanced lessons, I saw people learning to do really crazy tricks,” Muravyova said. “I started going to the terrain park last semester. I’m hoping to actually be able to land stuff because there isn’t going to be ice. I can’t wait.”
“Even if you don’t need lessons, it’s still fun to go and be with the group and actually enjoy the cold weather and get off campus.”
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luke rafferty | asst. photo editor ERIC BARZDUKAS, a sophomore political science and public relations major, hits the slopes along with other SU students at Toggenburg Mountain on Saturday, Jan. 26. Previously a skier, Scott Catucci, assistant director of Outdoor Education at Recreation Services, said he took up snowboarding one year because he wanted to progress through the six-week lessons like a beginner would. By the end of the six weeks, Catucci said he could successfully snowboard, although he still prefers to ski. “We try to not turn anybody away. In fact, I think the program has grown every year,” Catucci said. “We are getting to the point where we can pretty much accommodate everyone who is interested.” Students have had positive experiences with the rental equipment and staff. “Even if you don’t need lessons, it’s still fun to go and be with the group and actually
enjoy the cold weather and get off campus,” Catucci said. Jesper van den Bergh, a freshman political science major, snowboards with the Recreation Services program, and traveled to Canada for Snow Jam from Jan. 11-13. Van den Bergh and about 100 other SU stu-
Hours and prices of Toggenburg Mountain: Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. College students: $15 source: skitog.com
dents traveled five hours north for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding on Mont Tremblant in Québec, Canada. Van den Bergh, who normally snowboards on the West Coast, said he was surprised by the amount of ice in Canada and at Toggenburg Mountain. “Snow Jam was good. It was icy and cold, but nice. I enjoyed the fresh snow on the slopes,” van den Bergh said. The East Coast, sometimes referred to as “the beast in the East,” is known for its icy conditions. Last year’s conditions were worse than normal due to the atypically mild winter. Freshman communication and rhetorical studies major Christopher Lane said last year the conditions were bad. “There was slush, which is not good for skiing,” Lane said, a skier since the age of 3. So far, conditions are looking better this year. Skiing and snowboarding on ice takes more concentration and more accuracy with movements than when on powder. Ice can make a skier or snowboarder go a lot faster and the chunks of ice can make for a bumpy run. These challenges are taken in stride by SU students and are all a part of the fun that accompanies skiing on the East Coast. Freshman magazine journalism major Kate Johnson said she is originally from the West Coast, so she is used to skiing on powder, not ice. Syracuse’s famous amounts of snow could be taken positively or negatively. The icy conditions could be a reason to stay in the lodge, or they could be seen as a way to ramp up a work out experience. Said Johnson: “I’m not dissing on East Coast skiing. It was fun to experience skiing on the East Coast with a group of friends.” email@example.com
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So much to say Seasoned pop-punk band Say Anything mixes old songs with new material in three-disc set
By Erik van Rheenen STAFF WRITER
op-punk bands collecting rare cuts, bootlegs and B-sides have become just that: a rarity. Most bands get easily embarrassed by their early albums — Brand New’s Jesse Lacey moved on from the girl problems that plagued him on “Your Favorite Weapon,” Fall Out Boy’s lyrics on “Evening Out With Your Girlfriend” read like bad LiveJournal poetry, and The Wonder Years grew out of writing songs about Captain Crunch. It happens. That’s not the case for Say Anything wordsmith Max Bemis. Instead of burying his earliest demos, he embraced them. “All My Friends Are Enemies” is a three-disc, 45-song affair of crunchy power chords and sneering cynicism with a twist of wide-eyed, youthful optimism. The collection spans from demos Bemis cut from his college dorm room to Say Anything’s tough-to-track-down freshman album, “Baseball.” Although it’s a bear to listen to in one sitting, it makes for a fascinating glance inside the mind of a prolific young songwriter battling mental issues. Even with polished production, the songs on “All My Friends Are Enemies” are still incredibly raw. Fist-pumpers like “Colorblind” and “Showdown at P-Town” off “Baseball” still maintain Bemis’ biting vocals and feedback-riddled guitar, but are just a little glossier. And on anthems like “The Last Great Punk Rock Song” and “That’s That (Do What We Want),” Say Any-
zixi wu | staff photographer MAX BEMIS, lead singer of the band Say Anything, sings to an adoring crowd at The Westcott Theater on Oct. 16. In Say Anything’s most recent album, “All My Friends Are Enemies,” Bemis takes a very self-reflective approach with his music. thing’s label shows a deft hand at re-mastering. The songs have never sounded crisper, but keep with their youthful, anarchic spirit. But chances are, if you call yourself a Say Anything fan, you’ve heard “Baseball” before, which makes the other two discs a more compelling listen than the first. While disc one shows a
Sounds like: A young poppunk band trying to understand the meaning of “punk.” Genre: Pop-punk
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Bemis that’s confident as a prolific songwriter, discs two and three are more of a character study of the often-troubled singer. “A Boston Peace” aches with frustration over a failing romance and “Nudity” is a harrowing look at Bemis’ insecurities. The songwriter’s well-documented history of anxiety and bipolar disorder lends itself well to the pent-up anger behind “You Help Them” and volatile “Until the Bombs.” But Bemis’ first attempts at his all-baring writing style makes lovesick little tunes like “I Want to Know Your Plans” and “A Walk Through Hell” all the more charming. There’s even a nod to one of Bemis’ favorite bands: a well-strummed cover of Saves The Day’s “Jessie and My Whetstone.” Listen to a handful of songs written by 16-year-old Bemis (who wouldn’t pen “…Is A Real Boy” for a few more years) on disc three and some glaring flaws are painfully obvious. He’s downright sappy and kitschy on “High School Low,” and the aptly titled “Sappy” and “Anti-Anti” wear their young and silly philosophies on their sleeves. But that’s the beauty of a rarities album. Thirteen years later, the songs
don’t stand alone as an EP, they weave together a colorful oral history of Bemis as both a person and songwriter, from dorm rooms to packed clubs. That said, “All My Friends Are Enemies” is definitely not for everyone. Casual Say Anything fans won’t find the glossy-pop sheen of the band’s self-titled album here. It lacks the eclectic ensembles of “In Defense of the Genre” and the hopeless romanticism of “Anarchy, My Dear.” Heck, even fans who like Say Anything for their hits (“Alive with the Glory of Love,” “Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too”) might walk away bummed, even though this catalog is rife with bouncy pop-punk melodies. But as a prologue to scene classic “…Is a Real Boy?,” it’s fantastic. Pull on your headphones, flip open the liner notes and keep a sharp ear open for Bemis’ emotionally charged lyricism. It might not be your own young adult years — nostalgia, young love and heartbreak included — that you’re listening to, but “All My Friends Are Enemies” hits pretty damn close to home for anyone who endured an awkward youth. firstname.lastname@example.org @TheRealVandyMan
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Time in Middle East creates appreciation for US life
rbid, Jordan is not for the faint of heart. The buildings here are worn down, the traffic is loud and piles of garbage line the sidewalks. On every other block, there are butcher shops with whole carcasses hanging in the windows. Some have live animals living in the back, and you can smell the barnyard odor as you walk past the storefronts. The streets are broken, and pieces of concrete and pavement litter the roadside. I’ve been told that we’re the only Americans in Irbid, and very likely the only Americans some of these people will ever see. It’s no wonder, then, that we’re treated like a tourist attraction when we go out, garnering points, glares and the unwanted attention of middleaged men. People stare at us, no matter where we go. To be perfectly honest, these past few days in Irbid have been trying. From toilets that don’t process toilet paper, to the jeers I get as I walk down the street, to the language pledge I took saying I wouldn’t speak anything but Arabic, I’ve encountered a lot of shocking road bumps in the short time I’ve been here. If there’s anything I’ve realized thus far, it’s that we hardly appreciate what we have in the United States. When we see photos from other parts of the world of ancient monuments, vibrant markets and five-star hotels, we rarely think about what exists beyond these beauties.
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dude, where’s my camel? Even as a Middle Eastern studies major, I’ve realized I rarely took the time to look past the highlights of the region. Until now, I never truly understood the conditions in which many Arab people live. Despite all of the hardships I’ve witnessed, Irbid has its gems. The loving professors at Yarmouk University are some of the most dedicated individuals I’ve ever met. Like the educators at Syracuse University, they bring life to this institution — even without the beautiful facilities we have in the United States. The few students I’ve met seem unbelievably enthusiastic and fully understanding of the great privilege of having a higher education. Though I’ve been pushed, tried and tested by Irbid, I have not faced these problems alone. Loved ones back home who support me are at the tips of my fingers via computer and cellphone, willing to help me through any situation I encounter. I live with the constant comfort that, if at
any moment I decide this program or university isn’t right for me, I can leave. What we take for granted in the United States is our everpresent ability to change our own situation, should we feel threatened, upset or frustrated by where life takes us. Students in the Middle East are not given those endless possibilities. They must work incredibly hard to get to college, and will undoubtedly work incredibly hard once they leave. Most of them live at home with their parents and commute to school. Most of them will never have the opportunity to leave Irbid. What a privilege it is to go out and see the world, knowing that when I’m done, I get to return to America. Never again will I take for granted SU’s beautiful libraries and computer labs, the clean and safe dorms or my ability to walk safely through campus by myself. My language director, a Syrian woman named Manal, told us the following (in Arabic) during introductions: “If I was American, especially if I was an American woman, I would not come to Irbid. You are very brave to come here. You are much braver than me.” Those words scare the hell out of me. I’ve yet to see the beautiful side of Jordan I’ve been promised, and that’s hard. But if nothing else, I’ve learned how truly privileged I am to be American. We have countless choices in where we go to school, where we live and what we do. Does anyone comprehend just how powerful a privilege that is? Give SU some well-deserved love from me. email@example.com
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Obscure was dormant last semester, more and more people looked for other students to share their interests in movies with. “There are people that care about it. Even when we were off the grid, people were still finding out about it and messaging me asking about it,” she said. “It made me realize that there still are people who need something like this.” Though more prominent campus organizations such as University Union can often get funding for screenings of blockbuster hits, Obscure is not always able to get as much, said Smith. That can be a challenge since they often have to find more films they can screen for free. Smith listed some criteria for films to be able to be considered obscure. “Generally, that it’s produced independently,” Smith said. “We have a lot of the big production companies that own most of the moviegoing capital in the world. You don’t always get a lot of attention for smaller independent filmmakers, and the really amazing films made on shoestring budgets — or the bad ones — that are fun to watch.” She also talked about the freedom independent filmmakers enjoy and how they often have more room for creativity than blockbusters. Watching cinema in a group setting brings a feeling of a community, Smith said. “Everybody likes movies, so it’s a nice middle ground for people,” she said. “It was important for me to establish that within the club. You don’t have to know anything about movies to show up.” The Obscure Cinema Society meets at 5 p.m. on Fridays at Huntington Beard Crouse Hall in Kittredge Auditorium. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sykes’ heroic, game-winning shot garners national attention By David Wilson ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
Brittney Sykes stayed up until 3 a.m. the night after Syracuse beat St. John’s, waiting to see her half-court game-winner on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” Top 10. There was hockey, middle school, high school and professional basketball. The numbers counted down. Sykes started to worry her miracle heave didn’t make the cut. Then the anchor said Syracuse. “I turned my head and immediately I called my mom,” Sykes said. “I was like, ‘Mom, I made No. 1!’ It was amazing. I called my dad, I think I called everybody in my phone book.” The guard’s game-winning half-court shot gave the Orange a 60-57 win against the Red Storm in Queens, N.Y., on Wednesday. Immediately, the shot started making waves throughout the SU community, starting on social media and culminating with its appearance on “SportsCenter.” During his time with the Orange, head coach Quentin Hillsman has been on the other side of
deflating losses. This time, though, he had the opportunity to celebrate. “It’s cool to be on the right side of that,” Hillsman said. “Obviously it’s good for our team, it’s good for everything that we’ve done and we work really hard and the girls really compete at a high level and to have them get some national notoriety is great.” For a team that’s been largely out of the spotlight but performing admirably, Hillsman hopes this will put more people in the Carrier Dome seats. The Orange hasn’t had more than 783 fans in the stands since its season opener against Farleigh Dickinson. The highlight, paired with Syracuse’s steady ascension up and into the rankings, makes an Orange women’s basketball ticket the most appealing it’s been in recent memory. But it may not have been possible without the shot topping the Top 10. And that wouldn’t have been possible without the way the play started. A half-court shot would almost certainly find its way onto the list, but this was no ordinary half-court game-winner.
With 2.8 seconds remaining, Syracuse was playing for overtime. Hillsman just wanted his team to play tough man-to-man defense. Sykes did just that, and it ended up paying off with a steal. In just a matter of seconds she was able to come away with the ball and get off a shot. “The awareness for her to actually get a shot off and not take too many dribbles and not have a chance for us to win the ball game was the most important thing,” Hillsman said. Kayla Alexander and Phylesha Bullard were sitting in Goldstein Student Center on South Campus, attempting to do homework when the Top 10 came on. Like Sykes, Alexander got worried as the countdown ticked and Syracuse wasn’t on it. When they saw it was No. 1, the two started “creating a ruckus” and making people around them mad with their raucous celebration. “You always see those on ‘SportsCenter’ Top 10, you always see it happening to other people,” Alexander said. “I’ve never experienced or been part of it, so that to happen to my teammate – wow – that’s one of — that is the highlight of my
senior year so far.” When the shot actually happened, aside from Sykes, it was Carmen Tyson-Thomas who had the best reaction, Sykes said. When the shot fell through the net, Tyson-Thomas was the first one to grab Sykes. Any photos of the celebration show Tyson-Thomas in every shot. “All we hear is a bunch of screaming, yelling, and then we see Brittney running on the court and we see that the score changes,” TysonThomas said. “It’s just all very quick, just all in one moment.” Though the Orange dropped its next game at Villanova on Saturday, it’s still a seasondefining moment for SU. Syracuse is amid one of its most successful seasons in recent memory, but was still without a true takeaway moment. On Wednesday, Sykes’ miracle shot gave the Orange just that. “No one ever expects something like that to happen,” Tyson-Thomas said, “so when it does happen, everyone’s elated and it’s a big thing.” email@example.com @DBWilson2
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Inconsistent scoring forces Syracuse to reconsider offensive game plan By David Lauterbach STAFF WRITER
At times, Syracuse hasn’t been able to score. All season long, it hasn’t been able to score consistently. When a team struggles to score, it has to change things, and that’s just what the Orange has tried to do. “We just got to get ugly goals and take pride in that,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “I don’t know if some of these kids think it has to be tictac-toe because we’re playing a young team, but we can’t play that way, we’re just not that good.” Its four-game winning streak aside, Syracuse (14-11-1, 8-3-1 College Hockey America) has lost multiple games due to its inconsistent offense. In its last eight games, the Orange has scored two or more goals four times, and one or no goals four times. Last weekend against Penn State, SU scored just five times in two games. They scored 10 goals against the Nittany Lions in October. Earlier this month against Mercyhurst and Cornell, Syracuse was held to two goals in a three-game span. The team has attributed part of its poor offensive performances to its inability to score
on the power play throughout the season. The team is 17-for-119 on power play opportunities. Mercyhurst, which the Orange trails by three points in the CHA standings, is 35-for-133. A three-game home stand against RIT and Rensselaer, in which SU outscored its opponents 10-1, was a step in the right direction for Syracuse. “Our coach mentioned that we should start doubling our scores,” said forward Melissa Piacentini. “It was good to follow through with that.” But since that stretch of games, SU scored more than three goals in consecutive games only once. In the 12 games since, Syracuse has scored two or fewer goals in consecutive games three times. “I don’t know what you have to do to wake them up because it’s all upstairs,” Flanagan said. “We got to learn some lessons. And the one good thing I can say is that this team usually responds.” After scoring only three goals in three games against Mercyhurst and Cornell one weekend, the Orange scored 10 goals combined in two games against Lindenwood the next. SU’s decrease in scoring since the beginning
of the season is partly due to the loss Laurie Kingsbury. Prior to suffering a concussion, she tallied five goals and four assists. “If you look at our statistics, we don’t have any natural goal-scorers, we don’t have any real offensive threat.” Flanagan said. “The one goalscorer we have isn’t with us anymore.” Since Kingsbury went down, Flanagan moved defender Jacquie Greco to forward. Greco has scored eight goals, which ties her for third on the team. “We have a dynamic group of forwards out there, I mean I’m a defenseman and I’m out there at forward, and it’s either we’re on or we’re off,” Greco said. “I think when we’re on, we’re really on and when we get one or more we just keep rolling.” Greco cited the team’s 8-1 win against Lindenwood as an example. The Orange started off scoring four in the first period, including two from leading scorer Shiann Darkangelo. In the second period, the team scored three, then topped it off with one in the third. On Saturday, multiple teams from the Northeast played at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Flanagan said he got to the rink at 7 a.m. to watch some of his recruits play.
Flanagan said earlier in the day, one of the recruits had a hat trick. The head coach said players like her and another recruit from Western Canada that leads her team in scoring should create positive competition next season. Shortly after, Flanagan pointed over to Holly Carrie-Mattimoe, who is playing in her final season at SU. “We’re going to miss the curly-headed one over here,” said Flanagan. Carrie-Mattimoe has nine goals and 10 assists this season. The senior is also SU’s alltime leading scorer and a captain. Mattimoe said making smarter shots could help the team succeed in the future. “I think we need to focus on finding the lanes to the net and not shooting into them,” CarrieMattimoe said. Because this is her last year, Carrie-Mattimoe feels like she is under pressure to help her team succeed. “Going out with a bang, having a good end to my career, I mean there is a little bit of pressure,” Carrie-Mattimoe said. “To go far in that tournament would be a huge thing.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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When roommates Kwame Vaughn and D.J. Seeley battle it out over a game of Fight Night, NBA 2K or zombies in Call of Duty, Vaughn comes out victorious. But that’s only according to Vaughn. “I’m the best at it,” Seeley said. “He’s laughing. He’s lying.” That competitive energy has spilled onto the court as well, where Seeley holds another advantage: a slight lead over his fellow senior co-captain in the Big West Conference scoring column. The California State Fullerton (11-9, 4-4 BWC) guards are two of the top-three scorers in the conference for a Titans offense that ranks No. 3 nationally in points per game. At Seeley’s rate of 19.2 points per contest, which is good for 26th in the country, he trails the Big West’s firstplace holder by just 0.2 points per contest. Vaughn isn’t too far behind his backcourt mate, averaging 17.8 points per game, helping to pace a CSF team that sits in the top 10 nationally in a few offensive categories. Titans first-year head coach Andy Newman has the luxury of having not one but two proven scorers on the court when CSF needs a basket. “Oh, it’s phenomenal. It’s great,” Newman said. “When you have two guys on the floor that can score from anywhere it really helps. It’s really a huge asset for us.” But the Titans didn’t have either of those options two years ago. Both members of the Class of 2008, the guards started their college careers elsewhere. Seeley was a highly rated recruit out of high school in Modesto, Calif. – a top-50 prospect who reached the radars of powerhouses such as Duke and UCLA. Seeley committed to California and played for the Golden Bears for two seasons, even though head coach Ben Braun had been fired before Seeley’s arrival. On the other hand, CSF had its eyes on Vaughn out of Oakland, Calif., but decided it didn’t need a point guard from that recruiting class. Vaughn instead signed with nearby San Francisco, and was the Dons’ second-leading scorer for two years. In neither of Seeley’s two seasons at Cal did he average more than 2.5 points per game or start a game. Simultaneously, Vaughn wasn’t in an ideal role either, despite the statistical success. “It wasn’t the right situation or the right program,” Vaughn said. “Not my style of play. I was playing shooting guard as well.” Conveniently, the Titans found themselves needing a point guard after Jacques Streeter transferred to Texas-El Paso. CSF was back on the recruiting scene and lured in Vaughn and Seeley with its wide-open, NBA-style offense. “(They) wanted to play and play fast, score a lot of points, get back to having fun playing basketball,” Newman said. “It’s a fun, open style of basketball, that’s for sure.” CSF has always brought in good transfers, Newman said. When transfers sit out the season due to NCAA transfer regulations, Newman said, they are placed on a “redshirt” team and practice against the Titans as a scout team. Vaughn and Seeley, who played together once
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Fresh off the redshirt year, the guards burst to the top of the Titans’ stat sheets and finished one-two in the CSF scoring column. CSF jumped from sixth to second place in the Big
West in its first season with Vaughn and Seeley on the court. Opposing coaches can’t draw up anything that will stop both of them, Newman said. “The one thing about both of them is they’re complete players,” Newman said. “A lot of times in the college level, you have guys who can shoot it but they can’t penetrate. Or they can penetrate and they can’t shoot it. These guys have the total package.” This season, the Titans have been plagued with injuries, but its offense is still thriving as Seeley and Vaughn have grown into their leadership roles as co-captains. Out of CSF’s 20 games this year, the duo has combined for 40 points on seven separate occasions. They’ve totaled as much as 59, which was accomplished Jan. 5 and spearheaded by a 37-point performance by Seeley. Newman will leave it to NBA general managers to determine Seeley and Vaughn’s future, but he believes his players have what it takes to succeed at the next level. “I certainly know they possess the skill level, the talent and the will to be there,” Newman said. “I never have to worry about if they’re working out. If anything, I need to monitor how much they’re doing so they’re not wearing themselves out.” email@example.com @PhilDAbb
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Shafer, new SU coaching staff pick up 3 more commitments By Mark Cooper and Phil D’Abbraccio THE DAILY ORANGE
Rochester-area defensive back Chauncey Scissum committed to Syracuse as the Orange’s recruiting class continues to fill up under the new coaching staff. Scissum, a three-star defensive back from Rush-Henrietta Senior High School, originally committed to Old Dominion before f lipping to SU. He will join former RushHenrietta quarterback and current freshman Ashton Broyld at Syracuse. Rush-Henrietta head coach Joe Montesano said Scissum has been a key part of his team, starting for four seasons. Scissum played quarterback in addition to safety and cornerback with Rush-Henrietta. “He’s been a part of some very, very good teams, and started on our state championship team with Ashton as a 10th grader,” Montesano said. “Played receiver for a couple years and when Ashton graduated, we moved him to quarterback.” Montesano said Scissum attended a camp at Syracuse but was not officially offered a scholarship until the staff changes in early January. At 6 feet, 1 inch and 195 pounds, Scissum runs a 4.58 40-meter dash time, according to Scout.com. He made his commitment Jan. 23, according to Scout. Scissum played football, lacrosse and ran indoor track at Rush-Henrietta, Montesano said. Last year, he finished second in the state in the triple jump. “And he had never done it before,” Monte-
sano said. “He just started doing indoor track last year as a junior as a way to stay in shape.” With his move to Syracuse, Scissum will focus on football, and Montesano expects Scissum to improve in leaps and bounds. “Once he’s committed to football year-round I think his upside is tremendous,” Montesano said. “He loves to lift weights and I think he’s just going to fill out and keep growing.”
“I think I’ll fit in pretty good. I feel comfortable with what they want to do.” Mitch Kimble SU COMMIT
Kimble joins quarterback scrum Dual-threat quarterback Mitch Kimble committed to Syracuse on Monday. A 6-foot-3, 190-pound two-star recruit from Jerseyville, Ill., Kimble threw for 1,427 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for 957 yards and 15 scores last season at Jersey Community High School. “I think I’ll fit in pretty good,” Kimble said. “I feel comfortable with what they want to do.” The move of former Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett to the Buffalo Bills had no inf luence on Kimble’s decision, he said,
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in regulation. Coleman put together some strong performances during nonconference play, including
because he wasn’t in contact with SU during Marrone’s tenure. After meeting the SU players and new coaching staff, Kimble said, he feels Syracuse is a “perfect fit.” Kimble has big shoes to fill now that Ryan Nassib’s college career is finished, but he said he’s confident he can do it. Kimble said he expects to compete for the starting quarterback job next season, and thinks he has a good chance to earn the spot. He received official offers from Illinois State, North Carolina State and Northern Illinois, according to Rivals.com.
Moore lands Georgia lineman Alex Hayes, an offensive guard from Tucker High School (Ga.), has verbally committed to Syracuse. Hayes is the second offensive lineman in SU’s recruiting class, joining offensive tackle Jonathan Burton from Virginia. Bryan Lamar, Hayes’ coach at Tucker, said Hayes visited SU last weekend and committed soon after. Hayes tweeted Sunday morning that he had committed to Syracuse. A 6-foot-4, 275-pound lineman, Hayes was part of a team that won a state championship his junior year and went 10-3 his senior year. “Very athletic, very agile for his size,” Lamar said. “Great student, great kid.” Hayes was originally recruited to Syracuse by former offensive line coach Greg Adkins. Adkins coached a couple of Tucker assistant coaches when he was an assistant at the University of Georgia from 1996-2000, Lamar said. Adkins was a primary recruiter in the state of Georgia for Syracuse.
a 14-point effort against Eastern Michigan and his lone double-double against Monmouth on Dec. 8. But he has struggled since the start of Big East play, scoring just 12 points in seven games while seeing less time on the floor. Without the 6-foot-9, 288-pound Coleman in the lineup, though, Syracuse will need Keita
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When Adkins left to join Marrone with the Bills, Syracuse wide receivers coach Rob Moore picked up the recruitment of Hayes. “Rob Moore did a great job with Alex, building that bridge there,” Lamar said. Lamar said Hayes also got to meet new Syracuse offensive line coach Patrick Perles on his visit. Perles, most recently the offensive line coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, is listed in the Syracuse University directory as an assistant coach for football. The university has not released an official statement about Perles, though. Hayes had offers from East Carolina, Tulane and Central Florida, according to Rivals.com. He also had an offer from Wake Forest, according to Scout.com. firstname.lastname@example.org @mark_cooperjr email@example.com @PhilDAbb
The Orange got three commitments Monday. Below are the latest additions to the in-flux recruiting class of 2013. Monday’s haul brings Syracuse’s commit total for next year to 18. National Signing Day for letters of intent is Wednesday, Feb. 6. POS.
QB Kimble Jersey Community (Ill.) CB/S Scissum Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.) OL Hayes Tucker (Ga.)
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The only former Syracuse player on staff, Moore is the other holdover from Doug Marrone’s staff. This will be just his sixth year of assistant coaching, all of which he’s spent as a wide receivers coach. After earning All-American and Syracuse All-Century honors as a player starting from 1986-1990, he went on to a 12-year NFL career during which he was named to the Pro Bowl twice – once with the New York Jets in 1994 and again with the Arizona Cardinals in 1997. He returned to his alma mater in 2010.
DEANDRE SMITH Running backs
Smith joins the Orange after a decade of assistant coaching at the Division-I level, almost entirely as a running backs coach. He coached the Atlanta Falcons’ Michael Turner at Northern Illinois from 2001-2003. There, he worked with Scott Shafer and George McDonald for the first time. Smith himself starred as a triple-option quarterback for Southwest Missouri State from 1987-1990, winning All-American honors in 1990. He also won a French league title playing with the Aix-enprovence Argonauts in 1993. Smith replaces Tyrone Wheatley, who joined former head coach Doug Marrone in Buffalo in the same role.
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PATRICK PERLES Offensive line
When Greg Adkins left his role as offensive line coach at Syracuse to join Doug Marrone with the Buffalo Bills, the biggest void he left seemed to be on the recruiting trail where he was widely respected as the Orange’s top recruiter. But it also left a hole as offensive line coach. SU has yet to confirm the hire, but Perles is listed in the Syracuse University directory as an assistant football coach. Recent commit Alex Hayes’ high school coach Bryan Lamar also confirmed to The Daily Orange that Perles has been hired as offensive line coach. Perles was an assistant coach with the Kansas City Chiefs from 20092011, where he was a defensive quality control coach and then an assistant offensive line coach in 2010 and 2011.
TIM DAOUST Defensive line
Daoust is one of two holdovers from the Doug Marrone era on Scott Shafer’s staff. He began working under the thendefensive coordinator as a graduate assistant from 2002-2003 at Northern Illinois. He also linked up with Shafer for the 2006 season at Western Michigan as the defensive line coach. Daoust rejoined Shafer at SU in 2011 as the defensive ends coach, where he coached Chandler Jones. Jones was picked as No. 21 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft and recorded 45 tackles, six sacks and three forced fumbles in his rookie season.
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trust Syracuse's revamped coaching staff reflects Shafer's history, football philosophies
hen Doug Marrone left for the Buffalo Bills, he took a total of seven coaches from Syracuse with him. After Scott Shafer was promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach, he reached into his coaching past to build the Orange’s new staff. Syracuse’s new coaches not only have vast coaching experienced, but also have strong recruiting backgrounds. The Daily Orange broke down Shafer’s staff, and looks at their backgrounds in football. —Compiled by The Daily Orange sports staff
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SCOTT SHAFER Head coach
Doug Marrone left Syracuse for the Buffalo Bills after going 25-25 in four years. With an 8-5 season and a Pinstripe Bowl win, the Orange has momentum heading into the Atlantic Coast Conference. Now Shafer, Syracuse’s defensive coordinator for the past four years, takes over. Shafer’s promotion gives the program stability, and helps keep the program moving without forcing the players to get to know a new coach. This is Shafer’s first head coaching job, but his familiarity with the program and players makes him a logical choice. Shafer showed the attitude he will instill in his team at his fiery introductory press conference, talking about the hard-nosed team Syracuse will be. Said Shafer: “We want to put the fear of God into the opposing football player that happens to have the ball underneath his arm.”
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GEORGE MCDONALD Offensive coordinator
Syracuse ran a no-huddle, hurry-up offense this season that McDonald plans to continue. “My vision for the offense is that it’s going to be an up-tempo, exciting offense,” McDonald said at his introductory press conference. “But the thing everyone needs to know is that it’s going to be a physical offense.” He worked with former Orange offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett at Stanford, and the two share similar offensive philosophies. McDonald was the wide receivers coach at Miami for the last two seasons. He left in December to work at Arkansas in the same role, but within a month he joined Scott Shafer at Syracuse. McDonald also spent time as the wide receivers coach at Minnesota, where he mentored Denver Broncos standout receiver Eric Decker. In addition to his strong coaching background, McDonald is also known as one of the country’s top recruiters. He knows the South Florida area well from his time at Miami, and that’s an area the Orange has excelled in recruiting-wise in recent seasons.
The new quarterbacks coach comes to Syracuse from Division-III Elmurst (Ill.) College thanks to his relationship with head coach Scott Shafer. Lester was the quarterbacks coach at Western Michigan in 2005 and 2006 when Shafer was the Broncos’ defensive coordinator. Lester will replace Nathaniel Hackett, who was the quarterbacks coach in addition to Syracuse’s offensive coordinator a year ago, then left with Doug Marrone to the Buffalo Bills earlier this month. Lester’s already-tough job of developing Ryan Nassib’s replacement under center got a bit tougher this month when quarterback recruit Zach Allen flipped his commitment from the Orange to Texas Christian. Charley Loeb, Terrel Hunt, John Kinder, running back Ashton Broyld and incoming freshmen Austin Wilson and Mitch Kimble all figure to be in the mix as SU’s starter.
One of Scott Shafer’s closest friends, Bullough brings a tough attitude to SU as the team’s new defensive coordinator. A former linebacker at Michigan State, he worked with Shafer at Western Michigan in 2005. They’ve remained close for the last eight years, and Shafer’s first move as head coach was to bring Bullough aboard. Bullough was a defensive assistant for the Cleveland Browns the last two seasons, but worked as UCL A’s defensive coordinator in 2009. Like Shafer, Bullough will run a 4 -3 defense with the Orange. “Obviously going into the ACC, we’re going to have our work cut out for us,” Bullough said, “but we’re going to be ready for that.” Many of Bullough’s former players say he’s a defensive guru, and that he’ll make sure Syracuse’s defense is extremely rugged and physical.
CLARK LEA Linebackers
When former linebackers coach Steve Morrison resigned earlier this month, it left Syracuse with a void. Lea, who held the same role at Bowling Green a year ago, stepped in. He was the linebackers coach at UCL A for three years prior to the season he spent with Bowling Green, during which time he worked with Chuck Bullough. The linebacker position should be a strength for the Orange as Marquis Spruill, Dyshawn Davis and Cameron Lynch return.
See COACHING STAFF on page 19 for more. AT A GLANCE For full recruiting reports, see page 18.
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