April 29 Edition of Medaille Perspective
This is the April 29 edition of the Medaille College Perspective student newspaper, the last issue of the Spring 2013 semester.
Men’s Lacrosse clinch playoff spot with win over rival Hilbert - 24 PERSPECTIVE Inside this issue... Medaille NEWS: How do you measure success? We talked to students from different majors as well as Joe Savarese and Mike Lillis and asked them how success is measured. Story on page 6 After four years at Medaille seniors reflect on their experience and talk about the future. Freshmen reflect on their year too. Emily Howard can’t wait for the next three years. Story on page 8 OPINIONS: Whether you’re happy they’re finally gone or sad to see them go, our seniors say goodbye. Many reflect on what they have learned and who they have become. Story on page 2 Beloved adjunct faculty member Tim Maggio has passed away. Maggio was an advisor to Medaille’s Break Even club. Story on page 3 LIFESTYLES: Jim Brace and Courtney Grim traveled to Haiti during the Easter break to participate in a ground breaking ceremony. How was their experience in a different country? Story on page 14 Do you prefer to go out with a wingman or go solo? Story on page 15 SPORTS: It’s getting to be that time of the year again: final grades. We rate the performances of all of Medaille’s teams. Did your favorite Mavs team make the grade? Story on page 21 The Lady Mavs softball team has been on a tear lately and could make the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Can they finish the season on a hot streak and clinch a playoff spot? Story of page 22 April 29, 2013 Volume 11, Issue 8 Campus reaction to marathon tragedy By Derek Wangler Editor-in-Chief The two bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured over 200 more. One of the three people who were killed in the bombings was an 8-year-old boy. With one suspect dead and the other in police custody, Boston now tries to heal and move on with their daily lives. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken into custody by law enforcement on April 19th. Before he was charged by federal prosecutors, there was a debate Students honored those lost to cancer during the Luminari ceremony at the Relay for Life event. if he should be charged as an enemy combatant or not. “Personally, since I believe the younger boy was greatly influenced by the older brother, I’d say no, try him in the criminal system,” said Clinical Assistant Professor Steven MacMartin. MacMartin is also the director of the Homeland Security Program at the Amherst Campus. Due to its close proximity to the border, Buffalo may in danger of an attack. “We have always been a POTENTIAL target. Likely? No. Can anyone predict what might happen? No,” said MacMartin. See Bombing on Page 7 Marvin Atkinson photo Members of the Medaille cross country team spent Sunday at Deleware Park in the solidarity run for those who were in Boston during the bombings. Those with medals are members of the Boston Athletic Association. First Relay for Life event brought to light struggles and triumphs By Dan Feidt Staff Writer Medaille College held its first Relay For Life event on Friday, April 12. Organized by the Medaille Student Government Association, a total of roughly $16,500 was raised and donated to the American Cancer Association. While the Luminari Celebration at the Relay event provided a solemn and emotional feeling, it was hard to not feel inspired by the survivors’ stories, including Cross Country coach, Judy Arlington’s story. Coach Arlington was diagnosed with breast cancer towards the end of the Cross Country season in 2011. Nobody ever expects to develop cancer but many times, the common idea is that cancer targets individuals who may not have the healthiest lifestyle. That isn’t the case because cancer has no preference. It can afflict anyone, regardless of health. It afflicted coach Arlington, who runs multiple miles regularly and participates in individual long-distance races. “Never in my wildest dreams did I or my doctor think I would be fighting cancer,” said coach Arlington. She understands how scary being diagnosed with cancer can be but coach Arlington also believes in never giving up, as she looked towards the advice she’s given her own Cross Country team during past seasons. “Run until you think you’re going to puke – then, sprint,” said coach Arlington, “we’re all stronger than we think.” “[The Luminari Celebration] recognizes the cancer patients who couldn’t be here and we walk to remember them and that’s amazing,” said Brandon Rebert, a Veterinary Technology Major in his Sophomore year. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States, according to reports from the Center for Disease Control. With a variety of types, it can affect anyone, regardless of health or lifestyle. This is what makes cancer such a scary thing to deal with, but it’s also a problem that needs to be dealt with. While only scientists can actually cure cancer, every scientist and research group needs funding. That’s where the typical, average college student comes in. Relay For Life originated in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt decided to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Klatt ran around the University of Puget Sound track for 24 hours, accumulating donations from friends who wanted to help raise money as well. A year later, the first Relay would take place at the Stadium Bowl, located in Tacoma, Washington. Instead of running around a track for 24 hours, students and faculty walked around the inside of the gymnasiums for 12 hours. Tables with activities were set up around the gymnasiums for participants to enjoy. Relay T-shirts and other interesting accessories were available for purchase, being sold by staff members of Medaille’s TRiO service. Overall, the organization of such an event required a lot of effort. “I like everyone coming together and helping out,” said Brandon Pietron, a Junior in the Communications program. Pietron praised the work put in by all the clubs and individuals who participated. The Luminari celebration which took place later on in the evening elicited a lot of emotion from those who took part. The Luminari celebration was a strong tribute for those who died from cancer, those who survived cancer, and those who are currently battling cancer. Decorated bags were made for those affected by cancer and placed around the inside of the gymnasium. Participants were asked to walk around these bags and remember how many people were taken from us due to cancer. The amount of Medaille students and faculty, alone, who have been affected by this disease is appalling. 25% of all deaths in the United States can be attributed to cancer with 100% of their friends and family left with the pain of losing a loved one. “I liked that [Relay For Life] was a combination of awareness and fun,” said Mike Protch, a Senior in the Communications program, “It’s a good thing Medaille’s doing this and hopefully there’s more events to come.” See Relay on Page 5 And additional photos on pages 10 and 11 2 OPINION Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 Who I’ve been, who I am, and who I’ll be Josie Martin Staff Writer As an intern at Starcherone Books (http:// www.starcherone.com/), the non-profit publishing company founded by one of Medaille’s Looking back, I’ve said a lot of things in this column. And I’ll level with you; some of it was bullshit, me late on deadline pouring out a thought, rambling, hurting, wondering on paper for anyone to read, if they even do. I ranted and joked and reflected and what does all that amount to? Maybe it meant something to someone once unbeknownst to me, but at this moment everything I said is just words on a page. I see myself growing and changing, sometimes not for the better, in the progression of those words over time, remembering myself always as some person I can hardly relate to at all. I am shifting so quickly just now as the ground beneath me falls away with the winter. This shift is not like the ones you might have seen in me from month to month. This is the moment when I become more than all of the things I’ve said here, when I leave my perspectives lying on the page. When you find you have come to the end of a journey you hadn’t noticed yourself becoming very comfortable on, when you fall out of the rhythm and have to urge your body to shake itself from its From the beginning to the end Another chapter in my story has been written routine, at the moment when you materialize in the desert alone you know that it is time to leave things behind. Whatever merit these columns hold as checkpoints in my personal journey, they are no more than trivial whims of a former self whom I now consider unentitled and fallible, as I will one day consider my current self. Where or who or what I am right now, well the jury is still out and maybe I can’t ever tell you that with all the shifting that is bound to happen, but I can tell you that I’m tired of writing this column. Tired of this niche I’ve created for myself. Tired of the person you all think you know that I am because you know what I’ve written. I am not my columns and so I must leave them behind as people leave all things behind. I must leave whatever version of myself created these impressions here at Medaille when I go. For I am no longer a college student careless and funny, too confident in youth to think twice and there is no more time for the bullshit that someone of that nature might write down. At the end of this road, all that my columns were really good for was a laugh or a thought that fades, fades, fades, as so many things do. But words are good for more. Even as the idea Medialle is “My College” Things I am taking with me Alec Pinterpe Sports Writer Four years. 208 weeks. 1, 460 days. 8, 760 hours. 525, 600 seconds. I can’t believe it’s been that long since I received my acceptance letter from Medaille College and decided to come here. Move-in day was the most nerve-racking day with a thousand questions going through my mind. Would I make it through four years of college? Did I choose the right school for me? Would I make any friends along the way? Did I choose the right major? No, I wont write all one thousand questions but you get the point. Let’s just say I had all my questions answered and then some. These four years have been the most exciting and experience filled years of my life. And now it comes to an end. On May 17, 2013, I will receive a diploma saying I have achieved what I set out to do in September of 2009 and that’s graduating from college. If I said I wasn’t nervous about what lies ahead, I would be a liar. But I’m confident that my experiences while at Medaille College will help me succeed in the real world. I have to thank three people who helped me find out what I wanted to do in life. Louis Pozantides, Lisa Marsherall, and Roger Puchalski. Not only did I have them as teachers and thoroughly enjoyed their classes, I also have gone to their offices and had hour-long conversations about whatever. These conversations helped guide me through four years of communications heaven. This chapter of my life is complete. I’m a few chapters in and this book is awesome. What I will remember from this chapter is being apart of the the Perspective, MCTV, and WMCB the Lizzard. I was even the president of WMCB this year. I’ll remember having two semesters with MWF off and how sweet that was. I’ll remember all the General Education courses I took and how they made me think out-of-the-box. But the one thing I will remember is the fact that I wrote the longest paper in my life at 25 pages. Just kidding. I will remember all the people I’ve met and all the friends I made who will be my lifelong friends. Thanks Medaille! I put the book down for now but I plan on writing much more in the future. Pat McGuire , Staff Writer It seems like only yesterday I attended open house at Medaille College. My tour group passed by the radio station, where for the next four years I would host my own radio show, and the tour guide talked about how people can do a show about whatever they want and play their own music. When I heard those words, I immediately thought to myself, “This is my college.” I will never forget the joy and excitement I felt when I opened the letter of acceptance a few months later. I was going to my college. Now, I am graduating from my college, and it’s a bittersweet feeling. Part of me is excited to be done with all the schoolwork and move on into the business world, and part of me is sad to say goodbye to what I have called a second home for four years. Medaille has provided me with an interesting variety of classes both in and out of the communications major. I especially enjoyed all the writing and hands-on courses because it is in those courses where I best express myself. Each professor had a unique style of teaching and was always there to help me succeed. Along the way, I came across a few professors that really tested my patience and stress levels, but I still walked out of each class learning some valuable information. In addition to my coursework, I gained valuable experience working at four different internships; three in the print journalism field and one in the public relations field. By completing these internships, my appreciation and interest in both these fields has grown and I was inspired to pursue a career in these fields. I thank Professor Lou for his endless help and support in leading me to these internships and the process of finding a career. I also got lots of experience with my involvement in the Perspective and WMCB. The Perspective gave me a great opportunity to share my interests with others and rant about whatever’s on my mind, as well as provide knowledge and experience in print. WMCB allowed me to broadcast my favorite kinds of music each week and share it with others. Medaille has also introduced me to lots of amazing people; both students and professors. I have learned a lot from the people I met here and have formed unique relationships with each of them. My classmates in the communications field have especially been so kind and supportive to me and are a blast to work with. I will miss all of you and I wish you luck in your future endeavors. In closing, I have learned a lot about myself during my time at Medaille College. Perhaps the most important life lesson I have learned is to do things that make you happy and passionate. If you’re doing something that isn’t fun for you and doesn’t give you satisfaction, stop doing it and find something that is fun and satisfying. My experiences here were both fun and satisfying. Thanks Medaille! fades, the words are printed there on back issues on shelves. Writers fade. Writing fades. But words remain as the most powerful tool at my disposal. More than ever before I feel I must be what I write. I want to stand behind it and for it to stand behind me. I must be more careful with my words, careful to only say something and never nothing, lest those words be printed on a paper which offends their everlastingness. I must say only what I meant to be read forever and do away with passing sentiments. So, the last column I will write for this newspaper has finally fallen upon me. I suspect it will be met with relief from some, regret from others, and nothing at all from someone surely…A bit of all three from myself. Initially, I envisioned it as a grand exit, a single note on which to leave the school. I wanted to wrap this experience up neatly like a present to say, “Here, this is me,” and move on from here feeling that I had been understood and that you knew exactly who you had been reading about in the paper for the last four years. But that person, those people rather, no longer exist. There is only me left here and words weigh heavy on this mind. Senior newspaper staffmembers reflect on their time at Medaille Unanswered questions Pondering the past and preparing for the future Shannon Ruda Staff Write Since the start of my senior year, I have been asking myself a lot of questions. Should I have been more active around campus? Should I have joined a club or two? What if I had done things differently? These questions don’t have answers. I can’t predict or dwell on what could’ve happened. What I can do, is to try and learn from them. That is one thing I have realized in the past 4 years. I am constantly continuing to learn. Graduating will not change that. So what I have to say to those questions is that I tried my hardest and I learned a lot, and that is all I can really ask of myself. Recently I’ve had even more questions. These questions I have are about my future. What if I don’t get a job? What if I end up hating my job? Will my job pay well? Where will I end up? These are the kind of questions that scare me. Medaille did not give me all the answers to these. And it can’t give me the answers. What it gave me was the ability to be able to find these answers out for myself. In the past 4 years I have developed analyzing and critical thinking skills. So, I feel ok admitting I am not sure what will come next. I am hopeful that I will figure it all out. Questions are not always a bad thing. Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 The Bills need to focus on leadership OPINION 3 ...and it starts at the quarterback position In the NFL it’s all about the Quarterback position. Once you have a stud at QB then all the pieces seem to fall into place. Just look at last year’s top two QB’s chosen. Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III both led their teams to the playoffs last year. Both of those teams were said to have gaping holes on both sides of the ball. The Indianapolis Colts drafted Peyton Manning with the 1st overall pick in the 1998 draft. In 1997, the Colts went 3-13 on their way to the worst record in the NFL that season. From 1998-2010, the Colts had 11 playoff appearances and one Super Bowl victory. In 2011, Peyton Manning sat out the entire season with a neck injury and Derek Wangler Editor-in-Chief the Colts went 2-14. In 2012, the Colts had the first pick in the draft again and selected Andrew Luck. Luck led the Colts to an 11-5 season and a playoff appearance. How can a team that goes 2-14 turn it around and go 11-5 the next year? Draft a franchise QB. Without Peyton Manning under center the Colts were a train wreck, and not just on offense. They’re defense ranked 28th in points against and 25th in yards against. When Luck joined the team the Colts scored more points, gained more yards, and their defense spent more time on the sidelines. It’s incredible what a quarterback can do for a football team. Now I know the “experts” are saying that Ready for what’s ahead Learned about myself Looking forward to the future with fondness for my past Chatham Marcolini Staff Writer Had the opportunity to find my true passion I can’t wait to leave Medaille, I also wish I didn’t have to go. I don’t know what is ahead but I know what I am leaving behind. I will look back fondly. I had the pleasure of being a member of the WMCB the Lizzard (even though I won’t get to see that FM frequency) and Medaille Perspective which I regret not joining sooner. But for three years I was honored to be the President and Station manager of the TV studio, MCTV. I am the kind of person who goes searching for leadership roles. I only came to be in charge because I was the only TV member left at the end of my freshmen year (although it did make for a fairly straight forward election). Although I learned a lot in my classes and internships I learned the most from being in clubs. There was no grade; no pressure, if something broke; you fixed it, if you screwed up; you tried again. The communications department at Medaille has some of the best teachers bar none. Murph for understanding the importance of pizza in the newspaper process. Roger even though he gave me a negative grade a few times. Lou for all he does with internships. Tom for helping us solving all of our technical problems in the studio. Lastly, Lisa for always being there and not just because I need the TV studio key. I also made a lot of friends. Friends, that in the future will be hiring me or I will be hiring them because we already know we can get the job done. Some I have known for four years, some for just one but I know many of our paths will cross in the future. MEDAILLE PERSPECTIVE EDITORIAL POLICY The Medaille Perspective is published every three weeks during the school year. The Perspective has a circulation of 2,000 copies distributed on the Buffalo, Amherst and Rochester campuses. Letters to the editor are always welcomed and encouraged. Letters must be signed and no longer than 300 words in length. The Perspective reserves the right to select which letters will appear, and edit them to meet space constraints. The Medaille Perspective reserves the right to reject or edit any advertisements or editorial copy. “A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great Each edition, the senior staff will discuss nation requires reflection, as well as observation, and agree upon an issue for an unsigned editorial to appreciate it.” that will be the official position of the Perspective. - Frederick Douglass SENIOR STAFF Derek Wangler, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Meghan Hinton, CALENDAR/PUZZLES EDITOR Jake Weiss, CALENDAR/PUZZLES EDITOR Casey Dunlap, OPINIONS EDITOR Amanda Larkowski, LIFESTYLES EDITOR Pat Gregoire, SPORTS EDITOR MEDIA ADVISER, Lisa Murphy CONTACT 73 Humboldt Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 880-2601, firstname.lastname@example.org PERSPECTIVE STAFF Marvin Atkinson Earl Atwell Shantina Addison Bianca Barrons Kenisha Barrow Sara Chriswell Maria David Simon Fedak Cameron Ferguson Dan Feidt Brandon Kilijanski Josie Martin Pat McGuire Chatham Marcolini Alec D Pinterpe Jr Heather Prior Shannon Ruda Jon Sherman Alec Short Cherise Slazyk Christopher Ripley I always tell this story and it is kind of funny. My senior year of high school, I was all set to go to a different college and study something totally different. It wasn’t until my high school friend, Tom, told me he wanted to play club hockey at Medaille College. Well I didn’t want to hang them up just yet. So I looked into Medaille and saw they had a communications program, something that I always found interesting seeing as my father and sister both took it in college and now have careers because of it. So I took a tour and the rest is history. The funny part was I had never heard of Medaille College until March of my senior year in high school. That’s right, I am from Buffalo and I had never even heard of the college that I have spent the last four years at. The other funny part, I didn’t even apply to Medaille until early April, two months before I graduated high school. I have had many ups and downs here in the last four years, (more downs in the first two years, than ups) but I am so glad I chose to come here to 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo, New York, also known as Medaille College. I have met so many amazing people and have learned so much about life and myself here. Many people say they find themselves in college and of course I feel the same. However I don’t think I would have going to some big school, out of town. I know I this year’s quarterback class is less than stellar but even a guy like Andy Dalton in Cincinatti has helped turn his team around. The Bengals went 4-12 in 2010 then drafted Dalton in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft. The Bengals then made the playoffs in 2011 and 2012. Two seasons with Dalton, two playoff appearances. The Bills have been searching for Jim Kelly’s replacement since 1996. They haven’t been to the playoffs since 1999, the longest playoff drought for any NFL team. Hopefully this is the year they start to turn it around. Hopefully this is the year we find our franchise quarterback. Jon Sherman Staff Writer would have just gotten lost in the shuffle and probably would have given up and moved back home. At Medaille, I got to continue to play hockey and find my true passion, working in sports media. Without Medaille and its staff ’s help, I don’t think I would have come to this conclusion. I wouldn’t have met people like professor Lou Pozantides who has helped me find who I am and guide me. I wouldn’t have met friends who have pushed me these last couple of years to get back on track and motivated. Looking back at it, I wouldn’t have changed much, maybe just my sophomore year where I put on 40 pounds and forgot to set my alarm for my 8am classes, or 11am for that matter. Bottom line, I am proud of being a Maverick and when someone on another school’s hockey team says to me; “Isn’t Medaille a community college?” I can just shake my head and smile, because Medaille College is a pretty great four year college, with an awesome hockey team, of course. Obituary Tim Maggio Oct. 27, 1944 – April 17, 2013 beloved adjunct faculty member Tim had been with the College since 1977. He passed away suddenly on April 17, 2013 at the age of 68 in Sister’s Hospital. Tim taught courses regularly in the Social Sciences Department. He also taught at the Corrections Facilities from 1985-1995; and most recently he served as the Break Even Club Advisor. He was exceptionally dedicated to the students and always concerned with their well-being. Over the years he developed many lasting bonds with his students and had a great impact on their lives. Born in Lackawanna, he was a graduate of West Seneca West High School and served in the Air Force. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Daemen College and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Canisius College. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Unity Church of Buffalo, 1243 Delaware Ave. 4 OPINION Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 STAFF EDITORIAL Cartoon by Earl Atwell Don’t be terrified by terrorism Mavs Mouth Off Terror can happen anywhere and that has hit close to home with the Boston Marathon bombings. The two suspects had no affiliation with any terrorist organizations, but is that a good thing or a bad thing? The suspects were American citizens and did not have ties to any terrorist organization. It can put some people on edge to think that an American citizen is capable of making bombs and setting them off in a public place. It’s also a good thing that they worked alone because that leads people to believe that this event was not a part of something bigger. Terrorists want to make people scared. Their goal is to do a lot of damage and make people feel that they are unsafe. Terrorism can happen anywhere, and that is a scary thought. However, being scared and living in fear is not a good way to live. There are many people in law enforcement who’s job is to keep people safe. It’s better to trust that they will do that job and keep you safe than to worry about what could happen. When thinking about attending an event, don’t think of what could happen. Instead, think of what will happen. Think about the fun times you will have and all the memories you will make. You wouldn’t wake up in the morning and think about getting into a serious car crash. So don’t be afraid of what might happen, just live your life. What are your thoughts about the recent bombing in Boston. Do you feel less secure? Compiled by Dan Feidt The way it shoulda’ been ThedarianVickers Senior Criminal Justice ShawnWells Freshman Biology AlexYebernetsky Freshman Psychology Shane Rende Junior Sports Management Mark Girardi Freshman Criminal Justice “Terrorism can happen in any soft spot but you can’t live in fear.” “I think it was really messed up and I think security should be tightened.” “It’s another wake-up call because we didn’t really expect something like this.” “It’s a tragedy and it affected a lot of people. We got caught off-guard with it.” “It’s ridiculous and a cowardly act but you can’t just bombfrisk everyone.”” Conner Grobelny Sophomore VeterinaryTechnology Cory Phillips Sophomore Communications Ray Burnett Sophomore Criminal Justice Ryan Markiewicz Sophomore Sports Management Adrienne Adams Freshman Psychology “I feel safe because Buffalo isn’t a big target but I hope everyone turns out okay.” “It’s just appalling, it’s sick. I do feel safe but I don’t feel like it can happen here.” “I was shocked but you can’t be scared and live in fear all the time.” “It’s devastating what this world’s come to. You can’t feel safe anymore.” “It was really sad and depressing. It makes you worry about the places you go.” Note to Self... When you come across a problem on campus, tweet them and tag it with @MedailleProbs. You could see your tweet in this section! Get out there and tweet those Medaille Problems! COming Fall POP semester ‘13: MIC 101 no more burning iddle popcorn in teh m of the nights Get it together Justin Bieber!! Pet Monkey? Nail Polish line? @ If you dont like it y Medaille, why sta an here when you c your always ‘change mind’? ( lls C’mon Chartwe rden friggin Olive Ga hile every once in aw huh !?! NEWS 5 Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 Relay from Page 1 Veterinary technician major has beaten breast cancer twice in seven years By Derek Wangler Editor-in-Chief In 2011, Phyllis Grogan, a Vet Tech major in her 3rd year at Medaille, was diagnosed with breast cancer, again. Grogan beat breast cancer after being diagnosed in 2004. “I went through chemo and did radiation and that took a year,” said Grogan. Her cancer went into remission and she went on with her life. She was never a smoker or a heavy drinker so the cancer diagnosis was shocking. What was even more shocking was receiving that diagnosis again seven years later. “They say if it’s gone for five years it won’t come back, unfortunately in my case that wasn’t true,” said Grogan. When the cancer came back in 2011, there was one thing that helped Grogan through all the treatment. “Well the second time it was actually being able to take my classes [that got me through],” said Grogan. It’s kind of ironic because most students complain about classes, but the normalcy of going to class everyday is what helped her get through chemotherapy. The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a company that is committed to helping people with cancer get well, finding cures to cancer, and fighting back against cancer. The ACS helped Grogan by paying for the gas that she had to buy to travel back and forth to treatments. They also helped her by providing a coach that helps cancer patients through all the problems they have to face. After the shocking diagnosis she received in 2004, Grogan said to herself “where do I go from here?”. After beating cancer twice in seven years with the help of the ACS, now she can complete her degree here at Medaille and live her life. Who do you Relay for? Cross Country runners Relay for their Coach Dan Feidt photo Asia Battle and Bianca Morris attended the Relay for Life event on April 12th. The two cross country runners were there in support of their coach Judy Arlington. Battle was also walking in support of her mother, Veronica Battle. By Dan Feidt Staff Writer By Chatham Marcolini Staff Writer Cristina Keicher is a graduate student in the literacy program at Medaille and in June 2012 her younger sister Tiffany was diagnosed with cancer. This year they both walked in the relay for life. Tiffany was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma more commonly known as RMS. “When I heard my sister had cancer I thought the worst” Christina said. She talked about how it affected her when someone so close to her had such devastating news. “When a relative is afflicted with cancer it is important to always make them feel involved in your life. There life may be on hold but you can give them the opportunity to live through you. It’s really important that cancer patients have something to motivate them to continue their battle. Family is their armor in the battle against cancer.” Tiffany talked about how having cancer affected her. “It showed me that life is a gift and to live each moment like it could be your last.” She also talked about how some people treat you different after you get the diagnosis. “People were much sadder around me and some were a little judgmental. It really shows who will stand by you in hard times.” They both talked about what the first Relay for life was like at Medaille. There was fun food and a surprising amount of arrest warrants at the Relay for Life Jail. Christina was happy to see all the support “Relay for life was amazing because it not only allowed students to participate but also family and friends. The relay was an opportunity for the Medaille students to prove just how much they care about our community and the world that is affected by cancer.” Tiffany also enjoyed herself saying, “I loved the relay for life it was so much fun. I got to talk with great people and eat good food and it was a great fundraiser. I could really tell that people care and wanted to make a difference.” There are a lot of different things people run for. The usual reasons include sports conditioning, daily exercise, losing weight, or even just taking the dog out to burn some energy. Others run to raise money for a cure to cancer. Medaille College recently held their own Relay For Life Event on Friday, April 12. The event kicked off at 5 p.m. and lasted until 4 a.m., raising over $16,500, thanks to the individuals who participated. Many of Medaille’s students were in attendance, eager to lend their support to the cause. Asia Battle, an Education Major in her sophomore year had more than a few reasons for supporting the Relay event. She was there to support her mother, Veronica Battle and Medaille Cross Country coach, Judy Arlington. “Bad things happen to good people,” said Battle. Her mother, Veronica Battle, suffers from throat cancer which first appeared about two years ago. She is a hard-worker, according to her daughter, and is employed at Hospice Buffalo. “She’s very loving and we didn’t really expect cancer,” said Battle. The family has had no prior cases of cancer but unfortunately, cancer is rarely he- reditary. In fact, hereditary cancer is actually considered a rarity. According to RTanswers.org, an informational site specializing in radiation therapy, 5% of all cancer is hereditary. Furthermore, 25% of all deaths in the United States can be attributed to cancer. This awful disease doesn’t discriminate and has no prejudice – it affects everyone. Cancer even affects the healthiest people in society. Along with Asia Battle, Bianca Morris also attended the Relay event for coach Arlington, who runs multiple miles every day. At the end of the 2011 Cross Country season, coach Arlington told her team that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I was so sad,” said Morris, “It was just really bad for it to happen to her.” Coach Arlington runs with the team during Cross Country practices, keeping pace with nearly everyone else. Many would consider her as the perfect candidate for health and yet she was still inflicted with cancer. “Coach is so caring and she deserves the support,” Morris said. The encouragement shown not only for coach Arlington, but all of the cancer victims in attendance was amazing. 6 NEWS Success By Dan Feidt Staff Writer Success is a word which gets thrown around a lot in life. For example, the Buffalo Sabres aren’t very successful preventing shots on net, this season. The operation to invade German-occupied Normandy in 1944 was a success. M.C. Hammer was not successful managing his money. These cases were all clear – either the set goal was reached or it was not. How do we define success in a more general sense? How do we define success in life? “Success is something you earn, it’s not just given,” said Medaille Criminal Justice major, Amber Dombrowski, a freshman. This is a very popular American notion that has been embedded in our society ever since settlers first arrived in North America. Early Protestant settlers believed that a strong work ethic was a very holy trait to ?YOU Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 Whether during school or after graduation, there are certain actions that can help to achieve goals possess. This idea helps fuel present-day conceptions of Capitalism. Hard work results in monetary gain... which is viewed by many to be success. Making money does not entirely sum up success, however. There’s a lot more to it than just being rich. “I believe that passion holds the key to success,” said Dr. Mike Lillis, professor and Chair of the Business Programs Department. Of course, one is most likely going to perform better when they are passionate about their work. “If you have passion for what you do, your work becomes your ministry; and every activity you engage in, is done to the best of your ability,” said Dr. Lillis. Making a lot of money doesn’t automatically ensure true success. Artists and poets, for instance, are professions not known for high wages. Vincent Van Gogh never sold a single painting in his life but is considered as one of the most passionate and WE asked What advice do you have for someone about success? Wanting to make money is not a bad thing. Financial security should always be a priority and obtaining a job after graduation is essential to anyone wanting to be successful. Doing well in college helps tremendously, but it’s not always the grades that matter. “To be successful during school and after graduation is to have a strong work ethic and take advantage of any opportunity to gain experience,” said Lisa Marsherall, Chair of the Communications Department. Internships and extracurricular activities are two very important parts of college academics and are aspects which Marsherall highly encourages students to actively pursue. Success can look like a lot of different things. Success can require a lot of different things. In order to truly be successful, three things will always be required: hard work, preparation, and passion. Students find many different paths to success Brandon Kilijanski Ben Turchiarelli Major: Creative Writing Year: Junior successful artists of the Renaissance Era. Van Gogh’s dedication is something which some students may be able to relate to. “Success is hard work towards something you want to do,” said Brandon Rebert, a Veterinary Technology major and a sophomore at Medaille. Setting goals for oneself is necessary for success. Those goals should reflect what someone wants out of life. By the same logic, those goals should also reflect a college student’s academic major. So, what would represent success for a Veterinary Technology major, like Rebert? “Success is truly defined by the Veterinary Technician’s partnership in providing the best possible medical services to their patients,” said Dr. Joe Savarese, Chair of the Veterinary Technology Department, “This goes beyond any monetary compensation that they might receive.” We all need to make a living, though, and monetary compensation is necessary. compiled by Xxxxxxxx Xxxxxx “Find what makes you unique and never stop doing that.” Laquan Crowford Major: Communications Year: Senior Major: Communications Year: Freshman “Be pro-active. If you just sit around waiting for a handout you will get stuck.” “Do not wait until the last minute.” Louis Clark Major: Psychology Year: Junior Major: Communications Year: Senior “Be prepared for the unexpected.” “Try again, fail better.” Job Fair gives students a leg up ... In the hunt for work By Cameron Ferguson Staff Writer As graduation approaches for this year’s class of Medaille seniors many will be faced with looming questions regarding their future. Medaille College recently attempted to ease students of such worries at their annual job fair Wednesday, April 10th. Organized by Medaille’s Career Planning department, the event featured attendees representing over thirty companies as well as several graduate school programs. “The Job Fair assists Medaille students in linking them with potential employers, internship locations or graduate schools,” said Derek Wills, Graduate Assistant in Medaille’s Career Planning department. “Meeting the recruiters at events like this can be beneficial for one’s future.” For W.B. Mason, who recently expanded to the Buffalo area, job fairs present a valuable resource when searching for potential employees. “We do a lot of hiring, on average annually we usually hire 3-5 college grads per each of our branches,” said Sales Representative Scott Cost. “Events like this are important for us.” Jeanine Desalvo, a National College Recruiter for Geico, echoed Cost’s sentiments. “Pretty often we discover future employees at college job fair events,” said Desalvo. “Sometimes we will find college Keke Thomas Aiming f Check ou or success? t these ti 1. Find oppo ps! rtunities tha t oth 2 . Don’t comp e lain- leads to rs won’t see. negative ou 3. Live your tlook. best life. 4. Don’t wait for 5. See your g the “right time”. lass 6. Be proacti as half full. ve-take acti on before yo 7. Embrace c u have too. hange. 8. Stay in sh ape 9. Stay awa physically and mentally y fro . 10. Don’t inv m toxic people. est time or e motional en into things y ergy ou can’t con trol. students from various job postings, but there’s really no substitute for face-toface interaction.” Jacquie Berg, Junior Psychology Major, used the job fair as a tool to find internship opportunities. “I got to meet employers who were offering opportunities for an internship, and get information about the internships,” said Berg. “Overall the job fair was very beneficial for me, I was able to hand out a few resumes and even have an interview scheduled for next week with one of the companies.” While some organizations attended the job fair with hopes of finding qualified college students for immediate hire, others used the event to steer students down the appropriate path leading from college to the working world. “Job fairs are great and I am always glad to see students who are interested in law enforcement, however our role here is not to interview new hires but rather get them on the next step,” said Tom Rogers of the Cheektowaga Police Department. “This is not to say we are not hiring, but this is a career not a job and getting there includes following the correct process upon graduation.” This proved useful for Scott Johnston, Senior Criminal Justice Major. “At this point I realize becoming a police officer is tough and you need to be willing to go where the job takes you,” said Johnston. “The job fair will help me moving forward because now I know when the next sets of tests are coming up and that I can look where not e l s e just local.” According to Don Tomasulo (Medaille 79’), Director of Results at Entercom Radio and member of the Medaille College Board of Trustees, students must be prepared for life after college. “A lot of students have no idea how to get a job,” said Tomasulo. “Although the idea of college is that it will help you find a job in the future, often students will graduate and be shocked to have to go out and find a job.” Tomasulo highlighted the importance of utilizing the college experience appropriately in order for students to ready themselves for the next step. “College and internship opportunities alike are designed to allow students to prepare, practice and apply real world skills and gain experience moving forward,” said Tomasulo. Whether the path from graduation to employment is immediate or still some time away, the job fair marks just a small piece of students establishing a sense of readiness upon graduation. “The worst mindset a student can have is that they simply ‘want a job’, without being able to provide a reason or an idea as to why they should be hired,” Said Tomasulo. “It’s about asking, what have you done to prepare yourself?” Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 Prof was in Boston for the race By Meghan Hinton Staff Writer Medaille College Professor Kara Chamberlain saw the events of the Boston Marathon first hand. She attended the race with her family to cheer on her sister-in-law Kendra Chamberlain. Kendra finished the race with a fast time, received her medal and went to the hospitality suite at the Westin Hotel provided for racers who ran for the Children’s Hospital of Boston. Chamberlain and her husband walked to meet Kendra at the hotel only a block from the finish line. They got to the 7th floor where Kendra was waiting and heard the explosion. “You’re looking down, and you see the smoke. Then you see people running away from the smoke and all the police officers and EMT’s in their reflective vests running toward it,” Chamberlain said. The initial reaction was confusion, wondering what was happening. When they heard it was a bomb, the panic set in. “I just wanted to go home and see my son, that’s all I wanted to do was hold my baby,” Chamberlain said. Her aunt, who lives 45 minutes outside the city, was safely watching Chamberlain’s son Jackson that day. The Chamberlains were escorted by a military official with gun in hand to their college friends’ home near the finish line to gather their belongings before leaving the city. Public transportation was shut down and they had to walk five hours to their car near Boston College. “It was a process but eventually we made it out.” The bombing did not scare Chamberlain out of experiencing Boston the next day. “There was a huge police presence but that made me feel safe,” Chamberlain said. The Chamberlain’s were thankful that no one in their family was injured. She said she will be going back to Boston soon to see everything she missed and runner Kendra Chamberlain will not let this stop her from running marathons in the future. Bombing from Page 1 NEWS 7 Boston’s Perspective After the attack on the Boston Marathon the National Guard was dispersed throughout the city of Boston. “There’s like SWAT with machine guns on every corner and the Army is on every corner. You just see cops after cops after cops…it’s like high alert,” said Medaille graduate Brittany DeBole, who works in the financial district of Boston. The Boston Marathon is a very important day in Boston. “The train was packed in the morning, there was lots of excitement. It was an exciting day,” said DeBole. During the time of the explosions, DeBole and a few co-workers were at lunch, but when they got back and heard about the explosions they were shocked. The city of Boston had the life sucked out of it. People were scared and didn’t who they could trust. “It’s very slow, the morale is down. People aren’t looking at each other the way that they usually do. It’s almost like a ghost town, it feels like a video game,” said DeBole. After a chain of events in the early morning hours of April 19th, a manhunt began for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The manhunt lasted the entire day and the city of Boston was put on lockdown while over 9,000 members of law enforcement searched for “suspect #2”. Dzhokhar was found in the backyard of a Watertown, MA home, hiding inside of a boat. With one suspect dead and the other in custody, Boston was able to rejoice their victory. “It’s been a celebration, we can breathe again,” said Debole. Buffalo Perspective Hundreds of runners from Buffalo gathered at Delaware Park on April 21st to “Run for Boston”. There was no entry fee for the run, but donations were collected to help support the American Red Cross and to support those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Runners came together; many were wearing Boston attire, to show solidarity through this tough time. Timeline Boston Marathon Bombing Monday, April 15 2:50 p.m. the terrorist attack at the 117th Boston Marathon has begun.Second explosion occurrs about a block away, less than 10 seconds after the first. Wednesday, April 17 Multiple media outlets, including The Associated Press and CNN, report that police had made an arrest, citing law enforcement sources. Hours later they are forced to retract the reports after investigators state officially that no arrest had been made Tuesday, April 16 More than 1,000 law enforcement officers start sorting through 2,000 tips Wednesday, April 17 Sources close to the investigation confirm that a department store surveillance camera caught images of two suspected bombers Wednesday, April 17 Investigators say some debris, including a pressure cooker lid, was found on rooftops. “The competitive aspect of media has been emphasized over quality.”-Roger Puchalski, Comm Professor COMMENTARY By Sarah Whitehead, Adjunct Comm Instructor Media reporting- does the 24/7 help keep us informed My biggest concern with media coverage of these events, particularly, the Boston Marathon bombing, is the amount of speculation that has been passed off as news. Desperate to provide some type of information, traditional news outlets have been releasing information devoid of facts (4 bombs! 6 bombs! We’re wrong, only 2.), without waiting to gather accurate information. Or they have asked for professionals to speculate on this, that or the other, and that information gets presented as true, when it’s simply a possibility. For example, this morning’s news was all about where the 2 suspects where from, setting the audience up to make potential Muslim connections that may not even be true for the two suspects. This is dangerous reporting. People run with this tiny bits of information, making huge leaps, (“All Muslims are dangerous!”). The fact that is is acceptable, and a frequent practice, for tra- ditional new outlets to provide inaccurate information, or speculation, as news leaves us in a difficult position. Who can we believe? What happens to the less skeptical who believe portions of the inaccurate information because it already aligns with their beliefs. I understand everyone wants to be the channel to cover it first, but in that rush, in that expectation of the 24-hour news cycle, we set ourselves up for this; bad information, speculation, opinion. Most fascinating with Boston, has been how social media, Twitter in particular, has been seen as a more reliable source of information. On Twitter I see people “calling out” traditional media; asking for facts, making fun of them for not reporting accurate data, and informing everyone who was the worst/best and providing info. There’s been a determination for accountability that I haven’t witnessed in other events. Thursday, April 18 About 10:20 p.m., shots are fired on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, about 2 miles north of downtown Boston. Ten minutes later, an MIT campus police officer, Sean Collier, 26, is shot multiple times. Two armed men carjack a Mercedes SUV in Cambridge a short time later. Friday, April 19 About 4:30 a.m., police tell residents in eastern Watertown to stay in their home Friday, April 19 Police locate and follow the Mercedes in Watertown, just west of Cambridge. Around 1:30 a.m., explosives are thrown from the Mercedes Friday, April 19 Police shot the man identified as 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s older brother. Younger brother escapes. Friday, April 19 Following a tip from a homeowner who called 911 after finding blood on a boat parked in his yard, police, aided by a state helicopter equipped with thermal imaging detection, find the injured Tsarnaev under a tarp on the boat.About 8:45 p.m., Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is captured taken to a hospital. Friday, April 19 At 6:30 p.m., Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announces that mass transit was resuming operations and the stay-indoors order had been lifted. 8 NEWS Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 Senior Reflectionss n o i tc el f e R By Shannon Ruda Staff Writer Katrina Thornton Major: Biology/Veterinary Derrek Hoffman Major: Sports Management Sarah Phelps Major: Vet Tech/Bio Melissa Sandoval Major: Sports Management Rachel James Major: English After graduation will you be job searching? Going to grad school? Other plans? After graduation will you be job searching? Going to grad school? Other plans? After graduation will you be job searching? Going to grad school? Other plans? I will be attending Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and also getting a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Minnesota! I recently applied for a grad assistant job at Canisius College. I hope to attend grad school there for Sport Administration. I am also looking for jobs in the Western New York area along with other cities around the country. After graduation I will be going to graduate school. I have gotten into Veterinary School and will be enrolling this August! I’m so excited. I will be a dual major in veterinary school, getting a Masters in Public Health and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. I haven’t completely decided where yet, but I will most likely be going to St. Georges on the island of Grenada. I can’t wait! After graduation will you be job searching? Going to grad school? Other plans? After graduation will you be job searching? Going to grad school? Other plans? After graduation I will be relocating to Boynton Beach, Florida. I will not be attending grad school. I actually began job searching and sending resumes out in the South Florida area at the end of January. After a few phone interviews, one of the companies asked to set up a personal interview while I was on vacation there in March. I went in, completed my interview and I was offered the job. I will be starting as the Box Office Coordinator for the NHL’s Florida Panthers this upcoming June. I will be job hunting. Like many I am prepared to start at the bottom and work my way up. Once I really find my calling I’d love to go to grad school. How has Medaille helped you? What have you learned that you will use in your (future) career? Medaille has helped prepare me for my future academic careers as well as life in general: obtaining my Veterinary Technician’s degree and license while I was here prepared me that much more for moving upward in the veterinary profession and I couldn’t have done it with out the efforts of the outstanding professors, technicians and veterinarians that are at Medaille. The vet tech and biology program here provided me with an unbelievable amount of experience and opportunities in the field. In addition, I was lucky enough to be a resident assistant and an orientation leader; both positions that helped me grow and develop the leadership and problem solving skills I’ll need to utilize in the future. How has Medaille helped you? What have you learned that you will use in your (future) career? Medaille helped me meet so many people that will help me in the future with a career. The internships I did (such as with the Buffalo Bison’s and coaches vs. cancer), have helped me network so much. The teachers at Medaille like Dr. Jacob have guided me to the right people/ I have so much respect for him because of that. When it came to the classroom I learned a great deal about the ins and outs of business and What is your dream job? My dream job is to be a sports agent or athletic director at a high school and be head coach at the varsity level. What is your dream job? I am excitingly awaiting my license to be a veterinarian and I would actually love a chance to work with the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and help connect bridge the gap between the human and animal medical fields! Brandon Wroblewski Freshman “My first year at Medaille was gratifying. I made new friends, learned how to succeed in college classes, and became part of the Medaille community.” Alli Wozniak Freshman “I would say so far I really enjoy college. It’s a lot different from high school but in a good way. Medaille has been an awesome place to start out, and I enjoy coming here.” Emily Howard Freshman “Coming from a smaller town, I was a bit nervous and anxious to see how everything would play out. Just from the first year, I’ve learned so much and met some amazing people. I’m even more excited for the next three years.” How has Medaille helped you? What have you learned that you will use in your (future) career? The Medaille Veterinary Technician and Biology program has helped me a lot. The skills I have gained in the technician program and the practice that I have gained working as a technician at Medaille will really help me in both my future career and at graduate school. Also the professor in the vet tech and biology program have been wonderful. I’m so fortunate to have met them! These past four years may not have been perfect, but the experiences I’ve had and the people I have met along the way are what have made it worth while. What is your dream job? My dream job is constantly changing. One day I want to work at a mixed practice, another day I want to work at a zoo, then I want to work in veterinary forensics solving animal abuse and even significant murder cases, and then I want to travel the world as a wildlife veterinarian. The problem is I am just as happy in general practice, as I am on the farm, or in a zoo, or out in the field. I’m sure that I will figure it out though in the next couple of years-hopefully! But when I do finally decide I will let you know. Brianna Feggins Freshman “I think it’s a good community at Medaille. There are good classes and good teachers. I would suggest it here to anyone.” How has Medaille helped you? What have you learned that you will use in your (future) career? Medaille has helped me immensely over the past 3 and a half years. My professors, my club involvement, and even my friendships have taught me so much that I can use in years to come. I’ve learned that no matter what obstacles come your way, as long as you have a strong work ethic, determination, and keep the goal in mind, there is nothing that can stop you from achieving. I worked hard in all my classes, stayed involved, was able to graduate a semester early, and now I even have a job lined up prior to relocating. It really has proven to me that along as you believe in yourself and put forth the effort, the reward will come on its own. Thats something I will always take with me. What is your dream job? Coming in as an SPM major I never really had that dream job in mind. However, after working in my field throughout my college career, I definitely feel that working with major league teams is where I belong. After meeting an array of people in many departments and in many positions, I think I’d most like to be a Director of Media Relations. I think it’d be really awesome to be able to work directly with the team and engage in the public and community relations aspect of sports. How has Medaille helped you? What have you learned that you will use in your (future) career? I learned my strengths in writing and analyzing what I read. I am not sure exactly where I will end up in the future, nor do I know what exactly I want my future to hold. I can only hope my new found strengths in writing, analyzing, and logic will help me when I get there. What is your dream job? I would love to go into PR or advertising. That would be the best way to put a life long skill of persuasion to work. Ian Rees Freshman “So far my first year has been a completely different experience from the other schools I’ve been to. It’s been fun and I met a lot of new people.” Nijade Burley Freshman “My first semester in college was cool. I learned a lot about how to balance school and a social life. By the second semester, I had things under control.” Kenisha Barrow Freshman “It was as comfortable as my high school. It wasn’t as hard as people said college would be. Also, the teachers here are awesome. They actually care.” NEWS 9 Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 Things to do Teachers teaching teachers Don’t miss these BAC Fit Bash! May 3rd to May 11th at all BAC locations. Do the obstacle course challenge and win prizes for a great cause. Go to Buffaloathletic.com for info Aziz Ansari Ansari is known for his role on Parks and Recreation as well as the movie 30 minutes of less. He comes to Kleinhans Music Hall on May 13th at 7 p.m. Don’t miss this show! Go to Kleinhansbuffalo.org for more info Jersey Boys This show is the winner of the Best Musical Tony Award on Broadway, in London and Australia. Come see the show May 8th - May 26th at Shea’s Performing Arts. Go to sheas.org for show times Ironman 3 Coming to theatres May 3rd Date Night Expensive car test drive Dress to the nines, pretend to be married, and test drive every expensive vehicle at an auto dealership! (Try Northtown Lexus on Sheridan Dr. But you didn’t hear that from me!) Superhero crime fighters Dress up as superheroes and stop at least one petty crime i.e. jaywalking, littering...etc. Tourist day Do stereotypical tourist thing (Visit Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist, Cave of the winds etc.) that you both secretly have been dying to do. Go have a great time! Show your team spirit? Go to a sporting event (check out our calendar page for games) and scream cheers that have nothing to do with the sport i.e. Let’s Get Sexy! *Clap, Clap, Clap Clap Clap* File photo Students gathered on Tuesday, April 9th to take in a panel discussion that was put on by the School of Education and the Alumni Association. Education students learned about interviews, resumes, and what to do if you don’t get hired right out of college. By Derek Wangler Editor-in-Chief The Medaille College School of Education and the Alumni Association held a panel discussion on Tuesday, April 9th. A panel of school administrators from Western New York discussed practical tips and suggestions on the application and interview process. Regina Becker, the Principal of Marilla Primary (Iroquois), Dennis Fitscher, a retired Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Pupil Services at Orchard Park, Betsy Giangreco, the Principal at D’Youville-Porter School #3 (Buffalo) were the members of the panel. The students that attended learned about cover letters and resumes, effective interviewing techniques, and developed a plan of what to do if they are not hired right after graduation. Two media professionals came to speak to the communications major students at an Alumni panel that took place on Monday, March 15 in room H206. The men, who are graduates of Medaille, gave advice about how to stay motivated, when to pursue your Master’s degree, and the importance of networking. The first professional, Jonathan Gill, is now currently working for a company called Team Health which is a medical staffing center for Urgent Cares Facilities. However, he did not fond this job right away. He had to first go through many jobs to make it to the where he is today. “I worked seven years at an agency working in public relation and media, than I worked in commercial real estate, “Gill said. Gill recommends staying motivated, students must network. “The relationships I made in internships and meeting people, helped me get every job that I had,” Gill said. Jonathan gill decided to get his Master’s degree after switching Campus Roundup Rochester campus will host fall event for entrepreneurs The Rochester campus has an event coming up in the fall called Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success held on Friday, October 4 at Medaille College Rochester. Pathways is an event that brings local businesses and entrepreneurs together to share wisdom and support. This year, there will be panels discussing displaced workers reinvented as entrepreneurs, non-traditional entrepreneurs, social media entrepreneurs, and finance and marketing entrepreneurs. For more information and to register at http://ncie.org/information. php?info_id=26. MOL student Pitillo teams with MBA students Nick Pitillo a graduate from the Master of Organizational Leaderhip program at the Amherst campus program, and currently the manager of the Italian restaurant at the Seneca Niagara Casino, has been working with one of Medaille’s MBA Learning Teams to help him write a business plan for a restaurant that he will open in downtown Buffalo at Franklin & Mohawk around June 1. This is one of many projects that the students in the MBA program are working on with area businesses. File photos Top: (From left to right) Dennis Fitscher, Betsy Giangreco, and Regina Becker discussed proper techniques for interviwing, how to create a good resume, and what to do if you don’t get hired right away. Right: Dennis Fitscher answers some questions for those who attended the alumni panel discussion. Fitscher is a retired Assistant Superintendent from the Orchard Park school district. Alumni weigh in on job prospects in field By Shantina Addison Staff Writer Amherst-Rochester from job to job. “I realized that I would never have a team under me, I realized that I needed to further my education in order to supervise, “Gill said. In 2004, Gill was the Director of the Editorial Association at Medaille College and in 2007 is when he received his MBA. Today Gill enjoys his job where he can utilize all of his experiences and education together in his current field. “Marketing and communications allows you to combine what you’re passionate about in with your field.” The second media professional was Tony Cimerelli. Cimerelli received his business degree early in his career and began working right out of school. “I went door to door selling printers and copiers,” Cimerelli said. It wasn’t his ideal job, but it was a job. Similar to Gill, Cimerelli would find himself switching between jobs because he was not doing exactly what he wanted to be doing in his career. To stay motivated he had to rely on those connections and relationships he established with professionals in his field that he acquired through networking. “Unfortunately I did not have the chance to intern, but I did establish some great relationships once I started working out in the real-world.” Both men recommended to students not to just go to graduate school right after four years of college because you will not know what you want to master until you work. Both men knew that the Master’s degree was essential for their careers in order to ever move up in their work place. “More doors open for those who have a degree,” Cimerelli said. “If an employer can see that you have dedicated four years of your life to schooling to get a degree without giving up or quitting, they will take interest in you,” said Gill. Cimerelli is now a field marketing manager at MCI where he works with community relations. “I like the fact that I can be a one man show,” Cimerelli said. One word of advice that both professionals stressed about is to always be professional and do not let technology get you into trouble. “Watch your cell phone and email use in your work area, nothing goes unmonitored,” Cimerelli said. Joining Forces in the Mental Health Community On Tuesday, May 7th from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Amherst campus multipurpose room, a presentation will be shown. The presentation highlihgts what civilian practitioners should know about serving military service members, veterans and families. The presentation is free and refeshments will be provided. Space is limited so RSVP to email@example.com Sex Therapy Workshop Part 2 The Counseling and Psychology Department is proud to present a new speaker series. Rene’ Jones will be holding a sex therapy workshop on May 9th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Amherst campus. Leadership and Homeland Security Speaker Series On Thursday, May 23rd at 7 p.m. Chris Pater, Department Director Office of Training, DHS will be speaking at the Amherst campus in the multipurpose room. NEWS 10 Campus NEWS By Derek Wangler Editor-in-Chief Senior Week events released Senior Week is a time for you to reflect on your experience at Medaille and relax and have fun with your friends! The events planned are Monday, April 29, Senior Brunch, at the Events Arena at 12:35 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, the Reception at the President’s House will be held at 88 Lincoln Pkwy at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, May 1, the annual Campus Carnival will take place right on the Buffalo Campus at 3 p.m. Finally, on Thursday, May 2, Bowling at the Knights of Columbus on Kenmore at 7 p.m. All events are free! Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 This year’s carnival has many really Bugged Open Mic Night in the Library Have something on your mind and want to share it with the Medaille campus? Come to Open Mic night on Thursday, May 2nd. Students are encouraged to bring something borrowed, old, or new to share at the event. The event will be held in the Medaille College Library and will start at 6 p.m. Come and show off your creative side. Stress Management for finals Are you a bad test taker? Are you worried about a final exam in a class that you have to pass? You can attend the Stress Management for Finals workshop at 4 p.n. in 117H. The counseling center wants to help you get through this year stress free. So keep calm and attend the stress management workshop and you can avoid stress at the end of this semester. Carnival Kick-Off Event Are you ready for the end of the year carnival? The Mavettes present the carnival kick-off event on May 1st at 12 p.m. in the gym. There will be free prizes, entertainment, snacks and a special pep rally host as well. At the carnival kick-off event students can sign up for the King & Queen Maverick competition as well as a Tug of War. Come join the Mavettes as they end the year right and kick-off the carnival. Library open late Monday-Thursday Cramming for that final exam in the class you absolutely have to pass? The Library is open until midnight Monday-Thursday all semester long. Just in case you need to access a computer or print out some notes late at night, the Library will be open for your convenience. Downing Golf Classic Derek Wangler photo Medaille students pile into the bug for a practice round of the stuff the bug competition. Every year Medaille tries to break the record for most people stuffed into a Volkswagon Beetle. If you are five feet tall and at least 18 years old, you can help try to break the record this year at the carnival. The stuff the bug event will be at 3 p.m. in front on the Main building. Carnival will be ending year with a splash By Chatham Marcolini Staff Writer The campus end of the year carnival will be held on May 2, 2012 4:00pm to 10:00pm and will be open to student’s faculty and their families. At 8 there will be a live concert featuring the band Big Eyed Phish who are a Dave Matthews tribute band. Other new additions include laser tag in the gym, big chair photos, and a fireworks display to round out the night. “The end of the year carnival was one of the highlights of last year” said Brandon Pietron the president of SGA “We hope to continue the tradition and to im- prove on last year’s carnival, we just hope it doesn’t rain this year.” Melisa Williams, the director of student involvement said “The 4thannual Carnival is most anticipated event of the year, and SAB, MCA and Commuter Council are up to the challenge of making bigger and better than last year! Student will attempt to break a Guinness World Record at the carnival again this year. They will attempt to fit as many students as possible into a VW Beetle. The rules for breaking the record are that All of the windows and doors must be closed. You cannot remove any of the seats. There is also a time limit of ten minutes and the car must start at the end. The official current record was set Carnival Schedule May 1st 3-8 p.m. Come for the golf and stay for the food! This year’s Downing Golf Classic will be on August 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will be held at the Transit Valley Country Club. Registration for the event starts at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. The golfing will begin with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. After everyone finishes on the course, the cocktail reception and auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The Allen Lee Downing Scholarship benefits students, undergraduate and graduate, who mirror Allen’s commitment to education and community service. You can come for the whole event of golf, lunch and dinner or if you’re not a golfer, you can just come for the dinner and auction. To register for the golf outing, the dinner and auction, and for more informaiton on the event, visit http://alumni.medaille.edu/ events/event_details.asp?id=235859 Stuff the Bug 3 p.m. Laser Tag 6-10 p.m. Big Eyed Phish 7-9 p.m. If you have an activity you would like to include in Campus News please email it to us at Perspective@medaille.edu New this year! FIREWORKS AT 8 in 2000 in Austria with 25 people in the car. In an unofficial attempt the record is 27 which was set by students at Penn State Abington in 2001. The Spectacular Senior Stuff record for 2012 was 21 students, which beat the previous year’s record which was 19. This year they hope to beat our record again, and continue to hold the New York State record. They are still looking for participants you don’t need to be a senior in order to participate. If you are interested in participating contact Melisa Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must be 18 years old and over 5 feet tall if you want to participate. Practices will be starting April 22, in front of Main. SG SGA hits the jackpot with Casino themed banquet By Pat McGuire Staff Writer No Medaille year is complete without SGA’s End of the Year Banquet, held on April 26 at Pearl Street Grill. With this year’s theme being Casino Royale, SGA really hit the jackpot with making this event fun. The evening began with a delicious dinner, which consisted of pot roast, ziti, smashed potatoes, and salad, along with a dice cake for dessert. The awards portion began with remarks by Professor Lou Pozantides and President Jurasek. President Jurasek expressed his enjoyment of the Pearl Street atmosphere. “With my college credit card, I want to rent this place every Friday night,” he joked. Awards were presented to a myriad of students and organizations; one of which was Rachel Gormley, who was this year’s Silent Inspiration. Another big winner was Medaille’s Relay for Life organization, who, with the support of other campus organizations, facilitated a successful first Relay for Life. The members of SGA for 2013-14 were also introduced, including Danielle Dworzanski, who will continue her position as president through next year. Afterwards, students danced the night away to today’s top hits. In addition to the dancing, a new feature to the event was the photo booth. Students joined together with their friends and dates and shot some wacky pictures with props and wigs. et qu A e h Y t e f a o r d B n an E Relay For Life... a time for reflection and fun Get Down Organized Partyin’ Mad Vocals Cancer touches the lives of many; This is one survivors story By Shantina Addison Staff Writer The Relay for Life event took place on April 12, 2013 in the Medaille events area and gym. The event was set up to raise money for people battling cancer, and to honor and remember those who have it or have passed away from the incurable epidemic. Tiffany Keicher, the younger sister of Medaille student Christina Keicher, attended the event sporting the survivor slash to celebrate that she is now in remission of a rare cancer that almost took her life. When first meeting Tiffany Keicher, one would assume that she is an average energetic teenager as she danced to music with her friends, played games and laughed and talked with the others at the Relay for Life event. No one would be able to predict that Tiffany Keicher battled with Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a rare canc e r in the mus- Shoppin’ cles and muscle tissue that is usually found in kids one to five and teenagers. She found out a year and half ago that this cancer was taking over her body. “Only 175 people in the whole United States have it,” Keicher explains. “I had to go through chemo-therapy and radiation, it was long and gross,” says Keicher as she describes the treatment she had to go through. “I wasn’t able to walk very well after I went through treatment.” Keicher and her family are very strong individuals to have to deal with such a difficult sickness of one of their loved ones. “My parents were really sad to know that I had cancer, but eventually we forgot about it, we didn’t let it rule our lives,” the survivor says. “People would always express how sorry they were for us, and we would be like-it’s okay,” says Keicher. Christina Keicher, her older sister who attends graduate school at Medaille, told Grogan to attend Relay for Life to celebrate her victory of fighting with cancer. The young cancer survivor was out of school for a whole year, “I had an in home tutor that came to my house every week.” She had to deal with losing “friends”, as she describes them using air quotes. “This really showed me who my real friends were and who would stick by you or just drop you when you’re going through a difficult time.” Although she may have lost friends, been in pain and was forced to deal with one of the hardest times in her life, she is all smiles with high spirits. She is a very optimistic young lady and she was all smiles at this event, dancing with her friends to the music, playing games and enjoying life that is so precious to her. “You always have to keep positive. At times it seemed like it was the end of the world, but I had to keep telling myself that I can make it through it,” Keicher says. “I told myself I was going to get over this.” She is currently in remission. “I just got my scans back and they are all clear.” Keicher is a courageous young woman that has not let her battle with a rare cancer ruin her confidence. See more stories about survivors and caregiver on page 5 Freezin’ for a reason “Boa Beaut” Busted Prayin’ Not a Prayer Mad Dash Crazy Determined Photos by Derek Wangler and Lisa Murphy 14 lifestyles Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 Reaching out to offer help in... By Amanda Larkowski Lifestyles Editor When Easter break approached, most of the Medaille community was excited to go home to their families. However, Professor Courtney Grim and Professor Jim Brace had another place in mind. In a recent semester, Brace’s PSY398 (Psychology of Music) class helped raise funds as well as collect school supplies to benefit schools in Haiti. Brace recalled it as a three week process in which Medaille as well as the Univeristy at Buffalo collected pens, pencils, notebooks and other supplies for the Haitian community. Naming Joan Gearhart as a key contributor for the class, Professor Grim proudly stated that the class collected nearly 17,000 pieces for Haiti. Grim and Brace were invited by Haitian Deputy Renaud Jean Baptiste to take part in a ceremony of ground breaking and distributing in Haiti during the Easter holiday; but, “the community reaching out to us and us reaching out to the community happens all the time,” explained Grim. Upon their entrance into the country, their travels weren’t easy. The duo explained how travelling 200 miles took the entire day, “The cities were really crowded,” said Grim, “the neighbors and citizens were uncivil.” Grim recalls one of her most memorable moments as witnessing the way Haitians treated each other, “There’s no civility and they’re not aware of what’s going on in their country,” she explained, “there’s no news or paper.” Both Grim and Brace spoke of how cell phones were found everywhere but there was no internet connection, “Their access to news seems very limited,” said Brace. A memorable moment for both was finding an empty building resembling “an empty Cantina”, located outside was a pole with a child standing guard. As they looked closer, they noticed that the child was guarding a whole mess of cell phones that were charging. They also recalled that charged cell phone plates were being sold, as many Haitians did not have electricity. The Professors also told of how Haitians had limited to no social structure. They recalled beggars on street corners and young children dancing through the streets in a “Mardi-Gras like celebration”. Although, Professor Brace told of Easter Sunday (as Haiti is predominantly Catholic) “We saw clean clothes drying on bushes,” said Brace, “people take pride in their appearance and looking nice.” Since there is no social security, however, once Haitians become elders, most have no choice but to beg for money. “Their banks resemble lotto shops,” said Brace, “and they didn’t tell us anything.” Both said they did not travel anywhere in the country without an interpreter and another man with a weapon. When flashing through photos Professor Brace came across one of children in the street, “This boy spoke five languages, he looks about 14 or 15,” Brace also told of his most memorable moment, “There were kids playing naked, but when their Mother came out they lined up and used the pump to bathe, the oldest helping to bathe the younger ones” he explained, “it was a beautiful thing.” When asked whether or not they’d return to Haiti, they had different thoughts. “I feel like I need to go back to do something successful,” said Brace, “I’d really like to go back with doctors.” Grim, however, said she would not go back, “Their problem is too complex, the change can only occur within Haiti, and I don’t know if they can do that.” Although the two are unsure if they will ever return, the trip was definitely one to remember, “I couldn’t talk about Haiti for three days,” said Grim, “I would call it an adventure.” From the stories the Professors told and the images they showed, it seemed as though it was an adventure indeed. Haiti Courtney Grim and Jim Brace pitch in “I feel like I need to go back to do something successful,” said Brace, “I’d really like to go back with doctors.” Grim, however, said she would not go back, “Their problem is too complex, the change can only occur within Haiti, and I don’t know if they can do that.” Both Courtney Grim and Jim Brace were invited to join others in Haiti to break ground and build schools. Haitian Deputy Renaud Jean Baptiste invited them over. Haiti is still suffering from the devastation of the earlier earth quake which destroyed much of the infrastructure including schools and left many homeless and desperate. Photos supplied by Courtney Grim Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 Worst pick-upline Worst pick-upline when it comes to dating there is nothing like a good... Anna Franco Junior VetTech “What’s your name, can I put a flower to your name?” “Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only 10 I see.” Signals Women - Interested 1. Act clumsy 2. Ask questions (seem interested) 3. Laugh and smile a lot Women - Uninterested 1. Make up excuses 2. Give a fake number 3. Make the conversation short 4. “I’m a lesbian”/say you and your friend are together JamieWisner Senior Communications “Don’t be picky, I wasn’t.” Men - Interested 1. Buy a drink 2. Stare 3. Ask to dance 4. Make corny jokes 5. Be smooth Men - uninterested Calea Johnson Senior Communications “ ‘What’s your sign?’ Just stop right there.” Louis Clark Senior Communications But ladies, not interested? Make sure you set up your... in advance Julia Kolock Sophomore Communications lifestyles 15 Wingman 1. Walk away 2. “I’ll text/call you” 3. Call over a wingman 4. Be a jerk 5. Try to get her to walk away “Do your feet hurt, because you’ve been running through my mind all day.” Ladies... Some advice Play dumb ladies! Guys love it when they believe they are more intelligent than you. They like the idea of being able to teach you something. For example, if you are at a bar attempting to hit on someone from across the room. Play dumb, “forget your wallet” and convince him to buy you a drink ( if he does, score you almost got him!). Order a drink such as a Jager bomb, but oh yeah that is right, you don’t know how to drink that (wink, wink). Let him show you the proper way to drink it, give him the power and you’ve played dumb well. If playing dumb is not your thing, there are other options like the clumsy way. After a few drinks this would not be too hard to pull off but in the meantime practice safe tripping. “Accidently” bump into him or a friend to get the initial attention of the culprit, then from their stir up a conversation. Don’t forget to show your clumsiness again at some point during the conversation. He’ll feel like such a hero if he has to use his muscles to help you from falling. Once again, it’s the power thing; some guys love the helpless girl act. All in all, whatever you do, make sure you come across as interested. He won’t be interested in you if you aren’t engaged in every word he says. To get the guy, he has to be needed. Put yourself aside until the chase is over and make him feel like all of your attention is on him. Guys love themselves, and they love when other people love them. Boost his ego, trip into his arms, let him teach you something and by the end of the night, you got him! Guys... Here’s a guide to Wingman code Ladee Ankoma-Mensa Grad Student Literacy “I’ve had a guy come up to me and ask to use my phone because he couldn’t find his, but he called my phone in order to get my number.” 1. Bro’s before ho’s 2. Act like a fool 3. Take one for the team 4. Plan of attack 5. Don’t fight over the same girl 6. Listen 7. Get caught looking (to make your friend look like a better guy) 8. Handle her friends Tricia Jetty Senior Business “ ‘Do I know you’, and then I respond with ‘No’ and they continue with ‘well we should get to know each other.’ ” KeewanThomas Freshman Communications “ ‘What’s good Ma?’ I have a name!” Michael Ruda Freshman Psychology “Do you have a mirror in your pocket, because I can see myself in your pants.” Brittany Lucas Freshman VetTech/Biology “Your smile is so bright I crashed my car, can I have your number for my insurance?” lifestyles 16 review Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 THIS Lil Wayne’s newest album disappoints critic or THAT ? Compiled by Derek Wangler Which Disney Pixar movie are you more excited for? Monsters University Whitney Fazio “I liked Monsters Inc. better than Finding Nemo.” Mike Klietz “When I was a kid I saw Monsters Inc. and liked it. Also Finding Nemo took too long [to make a sequel].” Stephanie Cao “I love Monsters Inc. It’s the cutest movie ever.” Ian Rees “Prequel’s have more of a story impact. Also the immediacy of Monsters University adds to it.” Brianna Feggins “I saw the commercials and it looked interesting.” Finding Dory Anna Burris “I liked Finding Nemo, it was cute.” Sara Salerno “Finding Nemo was great.” By Cameron Ferguson Staff Writer As arguably the most influential rapper of the new millennium, Lil Wayne has established himself as a bonafide hip-hop heavyweight. However, his latest album I Am Not A Human Being II does little to cement Wayne’s spot amongst rap greats. After releasing a plethora of material throughout his career, the quality of Wayne’s musical content has been in a steady decline in recent years. His newest album, a poor effort from the MC comprised of boring verses over even duller instrumentals, fails to bring this backwards progression to a halt. The content of the album provides glaring examples of Wayne’s loss of lyrical prowess. While the often overly vulgar lyrics heard on I Am Not A Human Being II have come to be expected of Wayne; his verses are becoming increasingly redundant. Wayne’s vivid metaphors documenting violence, sex and drugs that have become a staple of his lyricism have grown in mediocrity as they become more and more repetitive. On tracks such as “God Bless Amerika”, Wayne offers a weak attempt at social commentary. “God bless America/this ole’ godless America” Weezy raps over the chorus, before attempting to dive into deeper subject matter; “I saw a butterfly in hell today/will I die or go to jail today?” The song seems as though it was written specifically to spice up an album full of otherwise meaningless lyrics; with Wayne’s rhymes consisting of overly generic statements that allow him to make vain observations without really expressing an opinion. Guest appearances on the album appear tailored to create the illusion that Wayne is still at his peak lyrically. Featured verses from the likes of Gudda Gudda, who appears on “Gunwalk”, allow Wayne a chance to out-shine his counterparts. Apart from a brief appearance from Drake, who shows up for half of the chorus on stand out track “Love Me”, Wayne’s closest lyrical competition on the album is a pair of appearances from 2 Chainz. Soulja Boy recites a semiliterate eight bars over a bass heavy instrumental on “Trigger Finger”, that almost makes one ignore the lackadaisical lyrics put forth by Wayne with lines such as; “you tied to the track of my train of thoughts/and controlling my thoughts is like taming sharks.” Though just thirty years of age, Wayne is already a fifteen Spring Breakers AKA Disney gone bad By Pat McGuire Staff Writer If one chooses to see a movie about spring break, one has to expect lots of sex, drugs, and partying. “Spring Breakers” definitely has those things; in my opinion, too much of those things. This movie is one of the most disappointing movies of the last decade on several levels. First, the concept is generic and stupid. Four college students, all female, look for money to go on spring break. When they finally get there, they party and have a wildly fun time until it gets s o wild that they get arrested. After a night in the slammer, the girls get bailed out by a gangster rapper who carries lots of guns. He introduces them to his wild lifestyle of weapons, drugs, and partying. However, eventually this lifestyle becomes too much for two of the girls and they return home early, while the others stay behind and assist the rapper in his many car chases and shooting sprees; one of which eventually gets them killed. Although somewhat overblown, this is basically the plot of every other spring break movie. Another example of why the concept of “Spring Breakers” doesn’t make any sense is when the girls call their families while on vacation. They gush about how much of a life-changing experience spring break is and how much they’ve learned about themselves, and we see them running around topless (uncensored) and drinking booze out of the world’s largest funnel. I think I know what they have learned about themselves... To put this newspaper-friendly, they are turning themselves into the Paris Hiltons and Kim Kardashians of the world. “Spring Mackenzie Berger “I really like the character Dory, she’s cute.” Jocelyn Henderson “Because it is very interesting.” Chelsea Chatman “Because Finding Nemo was better than Monsters Inc.” Breana Jones “I love nemo, and it took ten years so it’s gotta be good.” year veteran in the rap game. At this stage in his career, Wayne is expected to be progressing into the upper echelon of rap supremacy. The largest downfall of I Am Not A Human Being II is that Weezy himself appears to have no intentions of making such a progression and fully content on simply remaining relevant. While Wayne’s current musical approach of sales over substance will allow him to remain a prominent force in the music scene; if Wayne continues to put forth mediocre work such as I Am Not A Human Being II he will only further tarnish his already fading rap legacy. “HE SAID SHE SAID” “I get it, girls, that its cool to be a bad girl. But it is possible to make it in Hollywood without doing a reality show.” - Reese Witherspoon Breakers” stars Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, former Disney teen princesses. This movie clearly shows that they have joined the ever-growing club of teen female stars gone bad. What’s worse is that their acting talent has been thrown completely out the window based on their performances in this movie. I felt like I was watching an adult film. The acting stinks, but they seem to be pros at all the wild activity, hence the topless, uncensored women. As the title of this review indicates, “Spring Breakers” is definitely a broken movie. Judging the title, I was expecting an action-packed comedy about spring break. What I got was basically a rehash of everything I’ve heard and seen about spring break before. review Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 lifestyles 17 Awkward returns for its third season! By Cherise Slazyk Staff Writer The 3rd season of Awkward is finally here! For those who do not know, Awkward is a series on MTV, first aired in 2011. The main character, Jenna, is played by Ashley Rickards. Who, throughout her years at her high school, has gone through all sorts of struggles. Season two ended with Jenna’s decision of choosing Matty, who is played by Beau Mirchoff, over Jake, who is played by Brett Davern. If you ask me, Jenna definitely made the right choice... TEAM MATTY! Matty is the guy that Jenna hooked up with and keeps a secret relationship with because he is embarrassed of her. Jenna then dates his best friend Jake and Jake ended up finding out about Matty. The guys make Jenna choose which one she wants to be with. Since she chose Matty, Jake goes out and decides to get with Jenna’s best friend Tamara. I was excited to see how the Awkward “summer” went. Season 3 began with the first day back after summer break. There were rumors about Sadie being pregnant, her ex-lover Ricky died, and then Jenna thought she was pregnant. The show is unlike other shows on MTV, it’s a comedy that most teenagers can relate to. The whole cast is great and they all play their roles very well. The school’s guidance counselor, who is played by Desi Lydic, has a great personality and is not like an everyday counselor. She took Jenna under her wing from the very beginning. My favorite character would have to be Sadie, played by Molly Tarlov. Sadie is the one who will tell it how it is and doesn’t care what people say, one of her favorite things to say is a sarcastic “You’re Welcome”. This season premier was awesome. I am looking forward to seeing if Sadie is really pregnant and if Jenna is going to actually stay with Matty. So far, I have a feeling that the third season is going to be the best one yet. The show is always throwing unexpected events in there, and after watching the previews for the next episode, I can hardly wait! STAFF’S PICKS tv • movies • music • books restaurants • shopping • more FOOD Casey Dunlap Opinions Editor Premium McWraps “They taste good, when someone else gets to make them for me.” TEAM Pat Gregoire Sports Editor Toronto Maple Leafs “Playoffs for the first time in 9 years! YAA BABY!” MOVIE Derek Wangler Editor-in-Chief 42 “Great movie about an amazing man who changed the lives of so many” TV SHOW BET’s The Game unleashes more drama By Shantina Addison Staff Writer BET’s ‘The Game’ premiered its sixth season on Tuesday, March 25th at 10p.m. This drama/comedy portrays the lives of professional football players; it shows the dynamics between the players and their managers, spouses, family and friends. ‘The Game’ also shows how the players battle to keep endorsements, contracts and their sanity while being in the lime light. With two of the main characters Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall) and Melanie Barnett-Davis (Tia Mowry) leaving, fans were very skeptical of this season considering they were the favorite couple of the show. However, the season premiere put fans at ease considering it was filled with juicy drama and star studded guest appearances such as singer Ciara and film director John Singleton. Lauren London and Jay Ellis are the two new characters taking over the Davis’ spots. These two did an exceptional job on the season premiere, bringing a youthful flirty vibe to the show... and it is an added bonus that the both of them are great eye candy for the viewers. A lot of drama took place on the first episode, first with Derwin Davis being released from the Sabres. Fans could predict something like this would happen since it was already known that Derwin would not be sticking around for long this season. But things got heated when Tasha Mack (Wendy Raquel-Robinson) started sneaking around on her boyfriend Pookie with her ex Rick Fox and got caught by Chardonnay played by singer Brandy Norwood. Fans are a bit worried about Malik since viewers see that egotistical, self-destructive quarterback Malik (Hosea Chanchez) is back on his trip with battling alcoholism. This may be one time too many of Malik messing up because his managers, assistants and friends are starting to get fed up with his antics and he is burning his bridges. With all this drama unfolding, I can’t wait to see the next episode! Tune in every Tuesday at 10pm to BET to see how this season unfolds. Cherise Slazyk Staff Writer Girl Code Check these “It is funny even though some girls are obnoxious.” OUT If you like this, you may also like: Lincoln Heights Basketball Wives The Bernie Mac Show SONG Alec D. Pinterpe Jr. Staff Writer Graduation (Friends Forever) “What an appropriate song for anyone (including me) who is ending their school career and moving into the real world” 18 lifestyles Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 Night Out Wine & Herb Touring Pass Event May 3rd - 26th @The 27 Wineries of Niagara-on-theLake Recurring on Sundays, Fridays, Saturdays email@example.com Fall Out Boy May 28th 6 p.m. @Rapids Theatre Niagara Falls www.rapidstheatre.com Sports Bisons Baseball May 2nd-5th Vs Lou Bats Go to www.bisons.com for all the game dates! Theatre Jersey Boys May 8th-26th 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. @Sheaâ€™s Performing Arts Center www.Sheas.org Swonderful: The New Gershwin Musi- Exercise C A L E N D A R cal May 1st-19th 7:30 p.m. @Musicalfare Theatre 4380 Main St. Amherst www.musicalfare.com Cheech & Chong May 3rd 8 p.m. @ Riviera Theatre www.rivieratheatre.org CheechSwonderful:The New Yoga at the Gardens May 1st @Botanical Gardens 2655 South Park Ave. Recurring on Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays $15 a class Call 716-864-1194 or e-mail crescmnyoga@yahoo. com 2013 Buffalo Walk MS Sat. May 4th 9 a.m. -2 p.m. @ 44 Prime St. Canalsie Buffalo Marathon May 26 7 a.m. @ The Buffalo Convention Center www.buffalomarathon.com to register! Comedy Erik Griffin From Workaholics May 9th -11th 8 p.m.-midnight @Helium Comedy Club www.heliumcomedy.com Aziz Ansari May 13th 7 p.m. @Kleinhan Music Hall www.Kleinhansbuffalo.org Todd Glass May 2nd- 4th 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. @Helium Comedy Club www.heliumcomedy.com lifestyles 19 SOLVE ME @megvhinton Follow us on Twitter @fakejohnredding Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 YOU GO TO MEDAILLE WHEN... YOU KNO http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4bUoI40rBIs/Tl7nb9licQI/ E D G N I K R A P N M U S F Q I H B A S X G L X F W O N P S A B L B D E M O E U H T U O S L E I R L L F F E R L W T S L L E T W C I O A P Y O G O M O A R U E W O E L A M D K D C M H L S I M E E A T A C L U N O M Z R I V S O P N N C A G V S U C M U S A T J E Z D R A O B K C A L B P G C B N O R T H B BLACKBOARD BLUE CAMPUSLOTFULL COLLEGE COMMONS EXAMS GOLD GRADUATION HOMEWORK HUBER LECTURE MAIN MAVS MEDAILLE NORTH PARKING PERSPECTIVE SAB SCHOOL SGA SOUTH SULLY WE ARE OUT OF HERE! Perspective Crossword Con gra Gra ts d of 2 s 013! Across: 1 Present tense of have 4 A flying creature 8 67 across 12 Remove, as in pencil marks 15 _ Vera, applied to sunburn 16 Polite way to address a woman 17 Taylor Swift song about a little boy 18 May refer to diet food 19 Cut into the surface 20 A weird-o 22 Used to play music 24 The quadratic mean 25 Brand of cutting products, rhymes with hiss 26 Drill 29 The greatest country on Earth 32 Short for recreation 33 Rock of _ 34 Ms. Reid, of Van Wilder 36 Basic unit of matter 40 Gun lovers club 41 Cards for predictions 42 Honey Graham _, Quaker Oats Company cereal 43 A shop selling ready-toeat food products 45 Fe 46 Ping _ 47 Basketballs top organization 49 Afternoon sleep 51 Large amount (2 words) 52 The place of an event 54 _meal 56 What Kanye West and Jamie Foxx want 59 Everlasting 63 A thing that is borrowed 64 A usually rhythmical piece of writing 66 A planned path 67 8 across 68 A fruit that likely has low self esteem 69 Often found in martini’s 70 Exclamation whist having fun 71 One who creates 64 across 1 2 3 12 4 13 14 6 7 8 23 26 27 22 29 33 34 40 30 31 34 47 52 38 39 61 62 32 35 36 41 49 37 25 28 44 11 23 24 43 10 19 21 22 9 16 18 20 42 45 46 48 49 50 53 54 56 57 63 59 67 70 created by Jake Weiss 15 17 53 5 64 58 72 A type of program that remains after having finished Down: 1 An admired person 2 Used for fishing (2 words) 3 Beach ground cover 4 Formal social gathering for dancing 5 International Language Institute 6 What food does if left out 7 Active ingredient in bug spray 8 29 across 9 Assigned standard value to something 10 A mexican food 11 Acronym to show disapproval 13 Pegula’s team 14 Encodes the enamelin protein 55 59 60 65 68 70 51 71 21 Flagship university for Louisiana 23 Grossed-out exclamation 26 Group who make music 27 Shrek, for example 28 Nonfiction 30 The sun, for example 31 Mr. Paul of Breaking Bad 32 Type of rodent 35 Hardware distributor, doing it right 37 A device or implement 38 Response to something bad (2 words) 39 Rank for a senior non-commissioned officer 41 Tamera’s sister...sister 44 Strong, violent, powerful 66 68 69 72 46 Watch 48 Big _, the clock 50 The one who calls the kettle black 52 A reproductive unit for plants 53 Furious 55 Of or relating to an aircraft 57 _ _ and away (2 words, clearly) 58 Stick for jumping 59 Give off 60 _ Blanche, sleepless night 61 Vehicles for all terrains (don’t over think it) 62 Cast a sidelong glance 63 Official rule 65 “Semi Pro” acronym SPORTS 2 Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 n Pict I 3 u 1 r / s Photos by Alec D. Pinterpe Jr., Pat Gregoire, James P. McCoy, and Laura Edholm e 20 1 20 21 SPORTS Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 Despite a first round loss, the future is Medaille College men’s volleyball season comes to an end after falling 3-0 to UVC rivals SUNY New Paltz had hoped for, the 2012/13 campaign is considered a successful one. “Even though our record may not have shown it, I feel like we developed as a team” said Barrett. “With a young team a lot of guys were able to gain experience and know what it takes to become even more successful next season.” The #12 Mavs finished their season with a 17-15 record yet they played an extremely tough schedule with a very youthful roster. The men’s volleyball team will have a massive core returning next year as 14 players are eligible to dawn the double blue and white in 2014. “Even though the season just ended, I’m looking forward to the next one already” said Barrett. “A lot of other teams are losing more seniors than we are and I see our underclassmen getting a lot better during the offseason.” The Mavs will only lose two seniors in Erin Kelly and Brandon Kilajanski but both will be huge voids to fill in the upcoming years as they were integral to the men’s volleyball team in the past four seasons. “Both our seniors were four year starters and it’s obvious to say that they will be missed” said Barrett. “They’re both two of the best volleyball players By Pat Gregoire Staff Writer A season full of national rankings, individual honors and tough fought victories came to an end earlier than planned for the men’s volleyball team as they fell to SUNY New Paltz in the first round of the UVC tournament. “New Paltz is a great team and we didn’t come out firing on all cylinders” said Mavericks junior standout Trevor Barrett. “Against a top 10 team, if you aren’t playing your best that will happen.” The Mavs allowed New Paltz to score five unanswered points to take the victory in the opening game 25-20. The Hawks rode the momentum into the second game as they came out to an early 13-6 lead and never looked back. The Mavs fought back but it was not enough to close the huge gap as the Hawks took the game 25-17. In the third game, the Mavs came out strong taking a 6-3 lead but the Hawks clawed back to tie the game at 10. Medaille once again fell apart as New Paltz scored seven of the last eight points to secure the match victory and move on to the UVC semi-finals. Although the Mavericks’ season ended earlier then they I’ve ever played with.” Both Kelly and Kilajanski have left their mark on the Medaille College men’s volleyball program as they each rank high on the list of many records. Erin Kelly now sits third in games played with 397 only behind R y a n Maxwell (408) and Dan Jackson (427). Kelly also surpassed former teammate Nick Johnson in kills with 1152. Kelly was 2 kills shy of tieing women’s volleyball coach Jake Beiter who is second in kills only behind 2010 grad Ryan Metz (1,233). Kilajanski defensive play will be greatly missed as he now sits second in digs with 664. With a huge number of players eligible to return and two key players leaving the squad, the battle within the team to earn playing time is a good problem to have. “My favorite part about our team is the depth we have” said Barrett. “It’s motivating a lot of our guys to work even harder to earn a starting spot next season. “We have a good amount of guys that were dissapointed with the way we finished and are hungry to bounce back next year. BRIGHT MedailleSports.com photo Top: Freshmen Eric Moscato smashes a ball past a SUNY IT player on February 9. Bottom: Freshmen Cody Smith gets ready to smash a ball over the net in the Mavs 3-0 win over SUNY IT over the first UVC crossover February 9. Compiled by Pat Gregoire Sports Editor MEN’S VOLLEYBALL A- Honor Roll: - Trever Barrett - Erin Kelly - David Riggsby - Brandon Kilijanski - David Hill MEN’S LACROSSE - Brock Levick - Drew Belica - Joe Kozovski - Scott Johnston - Sean Phillips C- The Medaille College men’s volleyball team finished with a 17-15 record but they had an extremely tough schedule. Led by junior Trevor Barrett and Seniors Erin Kelly and Brandon Kilajanski helped the Mavs to a AMCC regular season championship and numerous weekly rankings. The Mavs season was cut short after a disappointing loss to SUNY New Paltz in the first round of UVC playoffs. Peeling back Peeling the Spring back theSeason.... fall MAVS GRADES sports season... ARE IN ...REPORT CARD After an up and down start, the Medaille men’s lacrosse team finished their season with four straight victories, clinching a playoff spot for the fifth consecutive year. The Mavericks look to avenge their North Eastern Athletics finals loss from last year by capturing their first conference title in program history. The Mavericks were once again lead by junior Brock Levick who netted an outstanding 54 goals while maintaining a .500 shooting percentage. B+ Honor Roll: Baseball Honor Roll: - Jake Tyno - T.J Serba - Zach Machmer - Korey Hagen - Cory Bukowski WOMEN’S LACROSSE SOFTBALL Honor Roll: Honor Roll: B - Emily Brophy - Katie Botsford - Heather Boyzuck - Emily Victor - Taylor Hackford The Mavericks women’s lacrosse team could be arguably the most improved Medaille sports team of the year. The Lady Laxers high powered offense lead them to a impressive seven game winning streak until they fell to the hands of the Keuka Storm. The Lady Mavs clinched a playoff spot for the second consecutive season. B - Mary Bongiovanni - Katie Gibbons - Mary Gangloff - Amanda Mesi - Nicole Gulisano A disappointing first season for rookie skipper Josh Sova as his ball club struggled early in the season with a 12 game losing streak after their opening day win in Florida. Luckly the Mavs have found ways to win in huge conference match ups and have put them into contention for AMCC playoffs. Leading the way from the mound is Junior pitcher Zach Machmer. The Mavs ace has posted a solid 2.48 ERA while adding 26 strikeouts in 36.1 innings pitched. The Medaille softball team started out slow but hit their stride just in time for conference play. An eight game winning streak turned the season around and has given the Lady Mavs hopes to see post season action for the first time since 2010. 22 SPORTS Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 Softball still hunting for an AMCC playoff berth Lady Mavs eight game winning streak keeping hopes of a post-season appearance since 2010 By Simon Fedak Staff Writer Laura Edholm photo Sophomore Nicole Gulisano gets ready to take a swing in the Lady Mavs 7-2 loss against St.Joseph’s College-Brooklyn in Fort Myers, Florida on March 13. After what appeared to be a shaky start for the Medaille College Women’s softball team, the girls have really turned things around and are in the hunt for a playoff spot. An eight game win streak has turned the season around as the girls are gearing up for the AMCC tournament. The eight game winning streak consisted of wins against Franciscan University, Hilbert College, La Roche College, and Cazenovia College. In the Franciscan game, the Lady Mavs went down 3-1 but immediately responded as Alissa Emerson had a grand slam to put Medaille right back in it. The grand slam was the first of Emerson’s career. Sarah Barrancotta had a pair of runs and Amanda Mesi had a double in the bottom half of the fourth which would ultimately bring in three runs. In the Hilbert game, the offense came on heavy as the girls crushed the Eagles for an easy sweep. Senior Mary Bongiovanni lead the way with a game high of 5 RBI as she picked up a double as well as a home run. In the second game, Junior Mary Gangloff would lead the charge with a 4 for 4 outing, scoring 3 runs. Junior Alissa Emerson and sophomore Nicole Gulisano both had an impressive offensive game as Emerson registered 3 RBI and Gulisano picking up another run. ”The streak says that we are a huge threat to all the teams in our conference. We shouldn’t be taken lightly. Especially with playoffs coming up” said senior Katie Gibbins Seniors Bongiovanni and Gibbons have been unstoppable at the plate as they lead almost every offensive category. Bongiovanni leads the team in batting average (.448), on base percentage(.460), hits(43) and stolen bases. Senior slugger Gibbons leads the team in runs batted in (26), doubles and home runs (6). The Eden,NY native has consistently crushed the ball in her final year in a Medaille uniform. Nicole Gulisano and Mesi have lead the defensive charge from the rubber. Sophomore Gulisano has a 7-7 record with 35 strikeouts and a team leading 5.90 ERA. Freshmen Mesi has an ERA of 6.72 and team best 49 strikeouts. With 3 games left, the team knows they have to bring it if they want to go into the AMCC tournament with momentum. The remaining schedule consists of Fredonia State, (4/23) Penn St. Behrend, (4/24) and Mount Aloysius. (4/27) All games are on the road and two out of three are important conference games. “We need to stay focused, play our game and keep mental errors from happening. We also need to keep high energy throughout both games” said Bongiovanni. A lot is on the line but the girls have what it takes to gain a playoff birth for the first time since 2010 and potentially bring a softball banner back to the Sullivan Center since 2008. “ ” We are a huge threat to all teams in our conference. We shouldn’t be taken lightly. KATIE GIBBONS Senior, Outfielder Strong offense leads Lady Laxers into playoffs Heavy dose of goal scoring has been the key to the success of the women’s lacrosse season in 2013 By Jon Sherman Staff Writer “Started from the bottom now we here. Started from the bottom now my whole team here.” Infamous words by Toronto’s own Drake, might as well be the girl’s lacrosse team’s motto. As of date of publication, the Mavericks are 8-2 overall and 5-1 in conference play. An .800 winning percentage is quite a jump from years past. With their recent surge in play, the Mavericks now sit in third place in the NEAC, only trailing Keuka and Morrisville State. “Every year we just keep building on the year before. No matter what challenges that our ahead of us, we are going to get by them.” Confident words from the squad’s second leader scorer Katie Botsford. “We were able to string together a bunch of great games to bump us up in the standings. Great defense and plenty of offense go a long way in this league. We have both and are going to bring it every game, all year long.” The Mavs were able to go 7-0 before falling short to conference leader, Keuka, in a hard fought 16-6 loss. Up front Emily Brophy, Botsford, Britteny Rowland and Denay O’Connor each chipped in offensively while rookie netminder Brittany Lucas made 10 saves, giving the Mavs a shot to win. However, the next day, the Mavericks got back to their winning ways beating Wells College 11-10. The Lady Mavs scored in bunches in the first half, however only came out of the first half with a 7-6 lead. The Mavs would continue to see their lead increase, only to see Wells cut it down once again. In the end the Medaille was able to hold on and win their eight game in the last nine. One the offensive side of things, scoring was lead by O’Connor and captain Taylor Hackford. Between the pipes to no surprise was Lucas who only had to make four saves to secure the victory. Leading the way offensively for the Mavs this season is sophomore attack Brophy. The Rochester,NY native has tallied 27 goals and 13 helpers for an impressive 40 points which is slots her into ninth in NEAC scoring. Katie Botsford has built off her strong season last year as she has tallied 24 goals and 5 assists for 29 points, good enough for 12 in among conference scorers. Medaille has three games left in the regular season and they are all very important conference game, none bigger than the next game against second place Morrisville State. With a win, the lady Mavs could take over second place in the NEAC. “ “Every year we just keep building on the year before. No matter what challenges that our ahead of us, we are going to get by them.” - Katie Botsford Senior , Midfielder Lady Mavs Leading Scorers Player: 1. E. Brophy 2. K. Botsford 3. H. Boyzuck 4. T. Hackford G A PTS 36 14 50 29 5 34 15 10 25 15 10 25 *Stats from 4/24/13* Alec D. Pinterpe Jr. photo Sophomore Midfield/Attack Emily Brophy blows by Hilbert College defender Maria Delmonaco in the 18-10 victory over the Hawks at All High Stadium on April 4. 23 SPORTS Medaille Perspective April 29, 2013 Mavs Baseball hoping for a strong second half With only four AMCC conference games remaining, Medaille’s baseball team still has a shot By Brandon Kilijanski Staff Writer A 4-18 record is not what the Medaille baseball team envisioned back in February before the season started. However, the feeling is that the season can still be salvaged with the first round of the AMCC playoffs fast approaching. “It’s been a disappointing season so far because we are missing our opportunities,” said junior first baseman Cory Bukowski. “I feel like we can still turn it around. We have to win the rest of our conference games to get into playoffs.” The Mavs sit at 3-9 in conference play, and 4-18 overall, after sweeping a double-header in grand fashion against Hilbert College on April 14. Both wins came from walk-off hits in the bottom of the seventh inning. In the first game, the Mavs were down 2-1 going into the last inning and were able to tie the game with two outs. Sophomore shortstop Jake Tyno hit a single with two outs to right field, and then stole second base to get into scoring position. Junior Korey Hagen was then able to get a clutch base hit to tie the game, and then sophomore TJ Serba hit a long double to drive in the game winning run. In the back end of the double- header, the score was tied 3-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. Freshman Travis Chavanne delivered a pinch-hit leadoff double, and was then relieved by junior Jordan Wansart as a pinch runner. After a sacrifice bunt moved Wansart to third base with only one out, sophomore Ryan Markiewicz entered as a pinch hitter and ripped a single to left field that scored the game winning run. “We have gotten better since the beginning of the season,” said Markiewicz. “One of the problems is that we either start the game off hot, or end hot. We can’t put the two together.” April was a tough month for the club. The Mavs were 3-10 near the end of the month and eight out of those 10 losses were by three runs or less. “Our record doesn’t show what type of team we are,” said sophomore outfielder Ray Burnett. “We are better than our record shows. We keep kicking ourselves in the foot. It’s stressful and frustrating to lose close games. We haven’t played a solid full seven inning game.” The numbers don’t lie, as the Mavs rank in the bottom three of almost each offensive statistic in the AMCC. Collectively the team is hitting at a .263 clip, with just more than 150 total hits and barely more than 70 runs scored. “We aren’t hitting in big spots,” said Bukowski. “We are not getting that big hit with two outs to propel us for a victory.” The first round of the AMCC playoffs is on Sat., May 4. Jenna Tuttolomondo photo Junior Pitcher Jordan Wansart throws a strike while warming up before a Mavs game Mavs At the Plate AVG. RBIs 1. Jake Tyno .333 2. Cory Bukowski .327 3. Ray Burnett .323 Pat Gregoire Men’s Lacrosse A1. To win our Q1: What are your team goals for the year? Q2: Favorite Mav Memory? Q3:Favorite Pre Game Meal? Q4: Favorite Pre Game pump up song? Q5: Pre game superstitions? Q6: Favorite Athlete ? Photo Credit to Susan Belica and www.medaillesports.com program’s first conference title A2. Beating Morrisville on their own turf last year in playoffs. A3. Ham sub or if it’s an earlier game bagel and cream cheese complements of Coach Carbeauty A4. Levels- Avicii A5. Touch the posts crossbar, touch my heart and point up to the sky for my Dad. A6. Wendel Clark or Brock Levick .....it’s a tie Taylor Hackford Women’s Lacrosse A1. Win our conference championship A2. Beating Caz A3. PB and J A4. Five Finger Death Punch 1. TJ Serba 10 Cory Bukowski 10 2. Ryan Burnett Brad Smith Men’s Baseball A1. Make the AMCC playoffs A2. “Team THANK YOU!” A3. Bananas and granola bars A4. Don’t have one. Anything that get’s the head nodding I guess, A5. I keep an A5. Every time I go out and pitch I write Uncle’s initials on the back of the mound. A6. Joe Flacco A6. Albert Pujols and Tim Lincecum Inspirational quote in my sock s Monday, April 29 Medaille ports Shifting into Manuel The Buffalo Bills picked Florida State’s E.J. Manuel to be their QB of the future. After a four game winning streak, the Mavs are headed to NEAC playoffs for the fifth consecutive year On the hunt for.... Redemption By Alec D Pinterpe Jr. Staff Writer The journey back to North Eastern Athletic Conference Championship game has almost come to fruition for the Medaille men’s lacrosse team. With an overtime victory over Hilbert College, thanks to a goal by leading scorer Brock Levick, the Mavericks clinched a NEAC playoff berth. The Mavericks have had a berth in the NEAC Men’s Lacrosse playoffs for the past five seasons, compiling a 3-4 record along the way. The team made it all the way to the program’s third championship game last season. “The Hilbert game was huge because we are starting to learn how to win close games” said assistant/offensive coach Dan Lawson. “When you play against good opponents, the margin is so slim and when you pull out games like Hilbert and Morrisville, it gives the team that much more confidence that they can play and beat any opponent.” The Mavericks proved they could beat anyone. They finished the season with 5–2 NEAC record, beating Hilbert College, Morrisville State, SUNY Cobleskill, Wells College and Cazenovia College this season. Senior Midfielder Jake Engleman sees an improvement from the beginning of the season until now. “In the beginning of the year we were coming out really slow” said Englemen. “Now were are coming out pumped up and we are playing really well as a team.” Now that the regular season is over, the real season begins. To achieve their ultimate goal of an NEAC Championship, they will need to keep improving their game according to Lawson. “To make a serious run in the playoffs we just need to keep im- proving on what we’ve been doing both offensively and defensively” said Lawson. “I think we ride better than any team and our clearing game is finally staring to pick up. We need to play our game and I think we have a shot at beating anyone.” The 2013 NEAC playoffs will be a tough road for the Mavericks no matter what seed they are. They have only beaten one of the three other playoffs teams during the regular season. They lost to SUNY IT in a close affair 11-9 on April 6th and then traveled to Keuka College and got handled, 19-4 on April 8th. Keuka is also undefeated in NEAC play along with being the defending champions. “There’s no doubt we would want nothing more than another shot at SUNY IT and Keuka” said junior captain Pat Gregoire. “We’re a completely different team and if we were to meet again it would be a completely different game. With that being said, it doesn’t matter who we play. We are going to come out hungry in the playoffs with our eyes set on our final goal or our programs first NEAC Championship.” The Mavs know they must improve on their success from the season if they want to become champions. “We need to keep coming out on fire. We need to be pumped up all game and keep on working well as a unit” said Engleman. Junior captain Sean Phillips stated simply, “we just need to keep playing our game.” The table is set. The Mavericks must win two games to win the NEAC title. They have made the dance so now they have the chance. “It doesn’t matter who we play. We are going to come out hungry in the playoffs with our eyes set on our ultimate final goal, our program’s first NEAC Championship” PAT GREGOIRE JUNIOR, DEFENDER “ ” Scoring Leaders Player: G A PTS 1. B. Levick 58 14 72 2. S. Johnston 34 12 46 3. D. Belica 21 20 41 4. J. Kozovski 21 16 37 5. J. Engleman 20 5 25 Defensive Stats Player: S. Phillips B. Long P. Gregoire S. Cunningham B. Niderpruem B. Wroblewski GB CT 24 14 10 39 14 13 18 12 8 11 8 3 Susan Belica photos