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Slur found in dorm

Third such incident in calendar year By DAN BAUER Editor-in-Chief of Web

tached a sign with a homophobic slur to a door in a residence hall late Wednesday night in an act directly linked to incidents last semester. Director of Safety and Secuthat the perpetrator or perpetrators targeted the same student as they had in previous incidents. Wednesday morning when a student reported the sign. By the time Safety and Security arrived at the scene, the sign was gone. it’s never been retrieved and we don’t know what it said,” Schneider said. “We don’t have much to go on.” Schneider said that the perpetrators were likely acquainted with the victim, but that Security had no leads as of yet. “It’s not at the criminal level as of yet because we don’t really have any evidence,” said Schneider. Dean of Students Joseph DiChristina sent out a campuswide email at 6:43 p.m. alerting students of the incident community.” When reached for a state-

ment. Scheider said that even if the sign had been recovered, such investigations are enor-

that every student with access to the dormitory is a suspect. “We had a similar incident last year in which we recovered the sign but we spent a whole year investigating that and we still found no closure,” said Schneider, referring to an identical incident that occurred last March when a homophobic sign was placed on the same student’s door. on Feb. 11, when a slur spray painted on the student’s door in Walker sparked an investigation by the college. Allegheny did not release cident for nearly two weeks. cured in early March, when a homophobic slur on a piece of computer paper was taped on the same student’s door. DiChristina sent out an email the same day informing the campus community of the incident and announcing an investigation, though no cul“March Against Hate,” a protest organized by several student groups that sparked national coverage. cer Lawrence Potter said that such actions, as well as developments this semester, are signs of progress. “If you were to survey Allegheny college a year ago, you would see that the campus has become more deliberate and mature in our message that we do not tolerate this sort of indignity,” said Potter.

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Faculty votes down calendar changes Faculty rejected proposed changes to Allegheny’s academic calendar in a narrow vote of 51 to 43 at last Friday’s faculty meeting. proposed academic planning days, including two advising days and a theme day in the fall semester and a senior celebration day in the spring, said Curriculum Committee member Nathan Ehrman, ’12. No classes would be held on those days to give students a chance to declare their majors together, learn more about departments or attend studyaboard and job information sessions held by ACCEL. been eliminated and breaks would align with holidays. “Fall Break would coincide with Columbus Day, which would be nice for a lot of families, because if you had younger brothers or sisters, they’d be Many faculty members felt that the academic planning days might impose an additional burden to their academic workload. What most concerned faculty, however, were the proposed changes made to the Curriculum Committee elimischedule, it pushed back the day, which means Latin honors and the walking list would be Saturday commencement,” Ehsue to faculty.”


nals back on the docket to preserve Senior Week and allow faculty time to deliberate on



NO YES Latin honors. However, Erhman cited a lack of support from the Interthe reason why the proposed calendar ultimately failed. volved possible EL seminars in December and January, which caused faculty and academic diency of extending the term later into May. “One of the biggest initial changes we wanted to work in was the possibility of having a winter EL term,” said Ehrman. for professors to take students

A collaboration between Hillel, the football team, prehealth club and the homecoming committee will bring

CODY MILLER/THE CAMPUS Grounds for Change volunteer Ashley O’Donnell, ’12 serves Alivia Haibach, ’13 on Thursday night. Members of the the GFC board are working with Parkhurst to take steps toward designating Allegheny a “fair trade tution. See page 2.

51 43 in May would hamper students who planned to take an EL seminar and hold summer internships. Professor Shannan Mattiace, department head of International Studies, felt the proposed calendar pushed the school year too far into May without giving enough time for students to experience a full January term. She also believed a later conclusion to the spring semester would interfere with summer projects of both students and faculty. “I felt that going longer in May is not necessarily a good

thing for students who want to take advantage of these opportunities,” she said. “It’s not a good thing for faculty who do research away from Meadville in the summer. Going further into the summer has some wasn’t convinced that the positive things about the change would outweigh going further into May.” Many faculty members also expressed concerns about increased expenses of later EL trips. Under the new calendar, some would be pushed into the busy tourist season, potentially raising costs. Weather was an issue as well. Monsoon season begins in India in June. Meadville weather also launch of a January EL term. “You have to have everyone meet on campus and then go to the airport, and that’s a logistical nightmare,” said Ehrman. While dangerous weather raised concerns about traveling in the Northern Hemisphere, a longer winter term would permit faculty to take students to South America during the dry season. Professor Scott Wissinger voted for the new calendar, citing the positive aspects of the Academic Planning Days and a chance to travel to countries in the Southern Hemisphere. “I supported the proposed changes because they addressed several of the initiatives that emerged from the Strategic Plan,” he said in an e-mail. Since January is a dry season for many places, new EL seminars to the tropics and

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Hillel, football team to join for marrow drive By RACHEL GIESEL Contributing Writer


to the Southern Hemisphere, because our current EL terms are in their wet season, so you can’t go.” Many dissenting voters worried a later graduation date


By KATIE McHUGH Staff Writer

marrow drive to Robertson complex during Saturday’s homecoming game. During the drive, willing participants will perform a quick cheek swab which determines a person’s eligibility for donation. Once processed, the donor is put into a database where he or she could be called at any time. “It’s going to be a table midway between the concession

stand and the ticket booth,” said Hillel President Kerry Bornstein, who came up with the idea for the event. “It shouldn’t take long, a couple minutes just to read over the form and swab your own cheek. And you’re in the database.” donates bone marrow to cancer patients. By bringing the organization to campus on homecoming weekend, Hillel hopes to promote deeper awareness of the world by helping those in need. Hillel advisor Rachel Dingman said deciding to host the drive during homecoming was essential to achieve the largest amount of involvement and to

unite the community during an event. “We thought we’d see a really great volume of students and even maybe some alumni,” Dingman said. “… In my time at Allegheny I’ve just seen that the homecoming games [were] one of the events that really brings the whole campus together.” Bornstein said she knew she wanted to bring this organizathe impact of the experience ceiving information about a bone marrow drive through her youth group in synagogue,

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A student reported his car stolen for the second time in the past month.

Volleyball and football’s trips to Wittenberg resulted in two tough losses.

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Student’s car stolen twice By CHELSEA FLEISCHMAN News Co-editor

For the second time in just over a month, Peter Pietrandrea, ’13, had his car stolen from the Phi Kappa Psi parking lot late last Friday night. covered in Vernon Township and returned to its owner. Pietrandrea reported his 2005 Mazda 3 stolen at 2:50 a.m. ’14, saw it accelerating down East College Street with its “I went to his room, knocked on his door and said ‘someone stole your car,’” Restelli said. “He just said, ‘Again? I just took it to McDonald’s an hour ago.’”

He assumed that the keys were locked in the car and had his father mail him the spare set. When he woke up for work Wednesday morning, the car was gone. Director of Safety and Secu-

He also found lip gloss in the backseat and a set of keys, which he turned in to police,

believes the most likely suspect is an acquaintance or a friend playing tricks. “History shows us that people who steal cars, if they leave the car there, they don’t take the keys with them unless they’re planning on using them again or the vehicle is kept,”

grass all over it, like someone was driving on dirt roads and

to believe that there is some familiarity involved.” Schneider said that most crimes committed on campus are student-on-student crimes. “You rarely see non-college

Pietrandrea’s car was stolen in the past month. He also reported it stolen on August 31. It was later recovered at the Meadville Medical Center.



Pietrandrea’s car.

noticed his keys missing and the car locked on the Saturday

of his tennis rackets were stolen from the backseat and the

Both Pietrandrea and Restelli doubt Schneider’s assessment that the perpetrator is a student.

he said. “Allegheny students would not do that, I feel.” Restelli agreed. “Judging by what happened somewhere, it seems that it was a non-student,” Restelli said. Assistant Chief of Meadville there are no new developments on the case. this point,” he said. “Obviously someone grabbed his keys, he failed to change anything, the ignition or the keys, so it would happen again.” Pietrandrea said that changing the locks would have cost him roughly $1,000. Instead,

he bought a manual steering wheel lock. security is placing additional lighting in the Phi Kappa Psi parking lot. Schneider said that despite warnings, students continue to leave valuables in their cars, or leave them unlocked. He also said that campus over the past few years. Since his arrival in June 2010, televisions, furniture, and computers have been stolen from various campus buildings, primarily the Campus Center. According to Schneider, two students were recently discovered carrying a couch from the Campus Center. Although it was returned, another couch was reported stolen one week later. He said that incidents such as these prompted the proposal for a Closed Circuit Television system. consideration.

Movement pushes for fair trade By KELLY GALLAGHER Contributing Writer

and McKinley’s dining halls.

A group of students began an individual campaign this year for Allegheny to become a

because those two products are not heavily grown in the United States.

“It is an independent project, not run by GFC but by students,” said Alexis Nielson, ‘14, an Allegheny representative at a recent Fair Trade Universities seminar. “It’s not a club, but a movement.” Students are now in the process of forming a committee and have plans for meetings,

slightly from other fair trade gram places a larger emphasis on better overall living conditions for workers as well as the environmental factors sursuch as pesticides elimination, assists workers with putting their children through school. “Fair trade is paying attention to the people on the other side of our consumer society - the producers - and making sure they are getting a fair wage to avoid exploitation,” Nielson

ings to get the message out. Grounds for Change currently sells some fair trade fair trade institution. Fair trade

MARROW they had called him and he was a match,” Bornstein said. “It was successful and then we met [his recipient…] I learned more about the organization through that and I later learned through my research that they do a lot of college campus drives.” Head Football Coach Mark Bornstein and Dingman, he was excited to feature the drive at the homecoming game. He said he feels it provides a way to promote the organization,

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oversaw the actual process and ensured that conditions were fair. is already a set standard in our cult thing to do,” Zanie said. One concern about fair trade is price. However, when looking at the numbers, the especially when thinking about

Colley, GFC board member and activist for the Allegheny fair trade movement. cent, or 13 cents increase in cost,” Colley said. Colley said this increase is a small price to pay in light of all of the positive aspects that come from purchasing fair trade. “What hooked me onto fair trade was the social justice aspect of the entire process,” Nielson said. Fair trade works to get people out of poverty and improve their communities. “We want people to know this isn’t just a fad; we want to

ence, and we want to provide that option.”

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the drive and the team. Allegheny is the only Division III school in the country with a game featured on Fox College Sports national television this week, making the team and the drive extremely visible to the public. “I think it gives the group and the drive some positive exposure in the venue of a game,” Matlak said. Matlak said he’s never held an event like this at a football game before but is enthusiastic about hosting something that gives back to the community. “I think Allegheny has been a very community service-oriented campus,” he said. “And I think sometimes in athletics we get caught up in the con-

she shared the news of a local drive with her dad. He participated in the drive and donated his cells ten years later.

said. “Being pro-fair trade is about being a global-minded community, focusing on the social and economic aspects of the issue.” Michael Zanie, general manager of Parkhurst Dining at Allegheny, said that the Parkhurst corporation sent its own employees to the cof-

tests and the games. I know myself, I do. I think it’s a good And maybe help somebody down the road.” involved with community service in some way every year. By branching out and including this drive, Matlak said he’s having his players participate by either donating bone marrow cover the $54 processing fee for the swab kits. makes it possible for anyone to help out the cause, whether or not they’re comfortable with donating. In addition to helping cancer patients, the drive intends to raise awareness of bone marrow donation within the Allegheny community. Gabriella Tetelman, social action chair of Hillel, said she hopes students understand that they can make

“I hope that they can see that even though they are [young] that they can have a huge impact on one person’s life at such a young age,” Tetelman said. “And even though they may never be called to donate bone marrow or be contacted in general, they are still taking that chance and putting themselves out there.” pect of homecoming weekend that promotes school-spirit while helping out a cause to save lives. Dingman said she is eager to host the event. “We’re taking something that’s so school-spirited, something like homecoming, where everyone is just proud to be an Allegheny student and we’re adding that extra layer,” she said. “Not only are we proud to be part of the Allegheny community, but we’re proud to be part of a larger community.”

CALENDAR south temperate locations could become a possibility. While the current proposal may have seen its last days in the public light, both the faculty and members of the Curriculum Committee remain optimistic about future plans for changes to the academic calendar. “I appreciate the concerns raised by faculty who found the later summer ELs and 10-wk summer internships) of the proposed changes to outweigh an e-mail. promise calendar that addresses those concerns and retains college programming days) as possible.” Despite their criticism of the proposed academic calendar’s perceived shortcomings,

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members of the faculty apriculum Committee. “We as a faculty honor the work that they did. It takes a lot of work to propose the new calendar. I didn’t vote for it, but that doesn’t mean I don’t honor their work. I really do honor their work,” said Mattiace. While the proposed academic calendar undergoes further changes for a future reintroduction, the Curriculum Committee will continue to approve new courses, revisions to majors and minors, new majors and minors and evaluate the current structure of the freshmen and junior seminars. “We always have big, overarching projects,” said Ehrman. “Now that we have the calendar on the backburner, we’re going to move towards academic organization.”

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wittenberg weekend Football, volleyball fall to Tigers on weekend roadtrips

ALLEGHENY SPORTS INFORMATION The football team looks to come back strong at home after a week in which the defense surrendered 444 yards and the offense failed to capitalize on scoring opportunities.

ALLEGHENY SPORTS INFORMATION Sophomore Maddie Hudac and the women’s volleyball team hope to recover after losing all four matchups in

Gator defense struggles in loss Volleyball drops four games

Football looks to recover from 38-3 loss Saturday at first NCAC Power Weekend

By DAN MARCUS Staff Writer

What began as a 3-0 lead ended as a 38-3 loss for the football team this past weekend, with the defense surrendering 444 yards to the nationally-ranked Wittenberg Tigers. tenberg to make big plays on lin Hartford stressed the importance of preventing those big plays in their next matchup.

this must change in order for the Gators to win consistently. “We are a slow and me“We won’t get too many big plays, so when we get a chance

people to do their own assignments and do their 1/11 on defense,” said Hartford. “We know what we have to do, it’s a matter of executing it the way we can.”

Quarterback Jordan Fowler echoed these sentiments. “We did everything we pretty much wanted to do against Wittenberg,” said Fowler. “We just didn’t convert our chances to points, which is something we need to do this week.” Fowler also cited mental sive problems. “If we can eliminate our own mental errors and just play good, smart football then I believe we will get a win,” Fowler said.

big plays, highlighted by an 80yard touchdown reception by Wittenberg wide receiver Josh

some of these issues before battling Case Western at the homecoming game this week-

Gators with an overall record of 2-2 and 0-1 in conference pl ay. failed to complete drives. Coach Matlak believes that

a 24-6 road victory against Denison. Matlak stressed the importance of focusing on the opponent, rather than the team itself. Last season’s matchup showcased the Spartans’ fast-

“Last year they were very fast getting to the ball and snapping it with lots of time on the play clock and we struggled Hartford. “If we can match their tempo and counter it effectively and create our own pace we can be very successful on defense.”

By PAT FRITZ Staff Writer

NCAC Power Weekend tournament, the volleyball looks to move forward and capitalize on earlier success. “We were hoping to get a couple of conference wins but we are still learning the game

wittenberg woes Football has a 1-3 record against Wittenberg in the past four seasons with their biggest lost coming in 2009 when they were defeated by a margin of 42 points. Volleyball has also struggled in recent years, with an overall record of 0-9 since the 2008 season against the Tigers.

broadcasted game will kick be televised on Fox College Sports.

and will be pushing to add head coach Bridget Sheehan said. the Gators over the weekend,

falling in straight sets in all four matches to Denison, DePauw, Wittenberg and Kenyon. tive with the nationally-ranked 16-25. Wittenberg proved strong in the next two sets, overpowering Allegheny on their best showing of the weekend against host Kenyon in however, would prove fruitless, as they fell in straight sets yet again. “It was hard to lose to Kenyon,” senior Winnie Wong said. “We knew we could have beat them but we just weren’t clicking together.” “I truly believe that Gator volleyball is going to bounce back,” said Wong. “We have worked hard in practice and our communication is increasing.” Looking ahead, the squad will face conference foe Ohio Wesleyan and then battle Denison on Saturday. back strong against Denison,” said sophomore Maddie Hudac. Only at the halfway point

of their season, the Gators still have time to turn it around. Coach Sheehan is certain of what her team needs to do to improve their play before their next Power Weekend at Wooster. turn things around and work hard to get where they need to be as productive players on the court,” Sheehan said. In the meantime, Sheehan continues to stress hard work and dedication. “Our team biggest strength is that they want to do well and they are willing to work hard at the process that will get them there,” Sheehan said. Wong believes that the opportunity is not far ahead. cause we are coming back with two wins against OWU and Denison. We have the talent and the enthusiasm and we are building our team chemistry as we go.” Ohio over homecoming weekend to play conference rivals Ohio Wesleyan University on against Denison on Saturday at 1 p.m.

GATOR UPDATER Women's Soccer also traveled to Wittenberg this weekend, toppling the

defense pinned the opposing squad deep in their defensive third. Late in the second half, Jaymee Wallace booted in the Kira Kliment, ’12. “I was very relieved,” said legiate goal. “It’s been a long time coming.” continue their success this weekend against conference rival Denison at noon.

Men's Soccer Men’s soccer topped Wittenberg 3-0 this weekend, deto Baldwin-Wallace last week, the Gators bounced back with the help of sophomore John Lichina’s fourth shutout of the season. “I had a pretty easy day,” to the guys in front of me.”

David Del Greco, ’13, added to the scoring with his team-

on the season heading into the Oberlin Invitational this weekend.

Men's Golf

when Del Greco scores. son at home Saturday at 5 p.m.

overall last weekend in a 13-

live on

Division II opponents.

Women's Tennis dropped their second match of the season against Division I Robert Morris Tuesday at Landau, ’12, earned the Gators their only point of the match, with every other singles match ending in a loss. With a record of 1-2, the squad will travel to Kalamazoo, Michigan to compete in the ITA Tournament on September 30.

Men's Tennis far this season, the men fell to Division I Robert Morris with night. Junior Mike Provenzano and freshman Alex Hurtuk captured one of three doubles matches for the Gators, while Patrick Cole, ’13, and Hurtuk loss leaves the Gators at 2-1

tournament that when we have go to any event and compete,” that.” Senior

Matthew Donath place with sophomore All-American Olibehind him. tion Sunday at the Vulcan Invitational in California, Pennsylvania where they will continue to face tough competition. “Most, if not all, of our tournaments throughout the year are highly competitive where every stroke counts and there is a narrow margin between the you play college golf - to test yourself and your game against the best.”

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[Features] Features editor: Cortney O’Brien ||

Museum showcases art from Allegheny collection Baldwin-Reynolds displays pieces from local artists in Northwestern Pennsylvania By MEAGAN ROPPO Contributing Writer

House Museum opened its doors to expose a collection of art pieces from the archives of Allegheny College, the Crawford County Historical Society, Titusville High School and the New York State Museum. vania exhibit, which opened Sept. 16, is named “In Our Own Backyard.” Each room in the museum features art from a particular artist. featured more than 75 art pieces, hosted just shy of 100 people. collection from local artists, vintage and contemporary alike. Pieces from Allegheny’s collection included a Picasso original, a portrait of John Winthrop by William Lewis, statues and water color paintings of local scenery. by Austa Densmore Studerant, an 1876 graduate of Allegheny College. pictures hanging around the room created the ambiance of a Victorian sitting room. Likewise, the Reynolds’

bedroom was an isolated tribute to 20th century Meadville artist Alfonso Fugagli, who painted scenes of the area in watercolor.

Pennsylvania Route 6 artisans accompany the exhibit each Sat-

Baldwin built the mansion, where his law books and furniture

of Clarence Un d e r w o o d resided in the Library Red Room. His blackand-white images of people walking, sitting and standing are consistent observances of human behavior. Also featured were the photos he took for the covers day Evening Post.” “Underwood was a railroad worker around here who would sketch in his spare time,” said Beth Rekas, president of the Historical Society. “He was consistently badgered by his boss at the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad because he wasn’t doing enough work, but sketching instead,” said Joshua Sherretts, director of the museum. Works created by the

such a wide array of pieces for people to see with this exhibit,” he said. “It’s a col-

Courtesy of Meagan Roppo “Two Dead Fowl” by George Hetzel was just one of the pieces featured in the Baldwin Reynolds art show, “In Our Own Backyard,” that was created by a local artist.

urday. Some of their pieces will be for sale. an house is a manifest to the town’s history. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Judge Henry

remain. When the museum does not display local pieces, it is set up as an historic house. “We do everything from exhibits on historical industries, concerts, you name it,” said Sherretts.

a straw hat. He lived in a house in Townsville and was respected within the community for his activism concerning indigenous issues. I was struck by how much Uncle Rusty knew about indigenous history and the land. He told us old stories while we looked at rock art that was tens of thousands of years old.

larger city.” Admission is $5 and the show will remain open until Oct. 8. For more information, visit www.baldwinreynolds. org or call (814) 333-9882.

By RACHEL SLOAN Contributing Writer

to hear Forché speak.” Taylor Sherman, ‘14, was also impressed by the poet’s reading. “Her poetry really brings

ment of this year’s Single Voice Reading Series. Forché returned to Alleghe-

studying abroad in last Spring, I snorclear blue waters of Barrier Reef, among

push out of one’s mind. However, Uncle Rusty was a normal man in his 60s, dressed

lection to be seen in a much

hosted writer and poet Caro-

By LINDSAY CODISPOT Contributing Writer

aboriginal elder named Uncle Rusty. In aboriginal culture, it is common to address anyone you are familiar with as “aunt” or “uncle.” I didn’t know exactly what to expect before meeting Uncle Rusty. Although I had some background knowledge about indigenous people, there are still stereotypes that describe indigenous people as “tribal.” Aborigines are associated with boomerangs and living

Courtesy of Lindsay Codispot Uncle Rusty, the aboriginal elder Codispot met while abroad, tells students about Turtle Rock, this location is a sacred site in Australia.

From the early 1900s until as late as 1970, indigenous children were taken from their families to be raised on missions in an attempt to “breed out” the aborigines. Stolen Generation, now lack hard to assimilate into society. Another issue was the policy of paying indigenous wages

When: Wednesday to Sunday 12 to 8 p.m.

into bank accounts controlled ey from indigenous people. Because of the policy, there are millions of Australian dollars that have still not been paid to the rightful person or their families. not something Americans learn about in history classes. However, it was shocking to me that many of the Austrais yet another issue: indigenous history needs to be taught in Australian schools. While Uncle Rusty acknowledged the injustices indigenous Australians have focus was sharing indigenous knowledge in order to move forward. Uncle Rusty showed me that there are valuable lessons to learn from this 60,000-yearold culture, especially a way of living that seeks to minimize harm to the environment.

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Hour, and Gathering the Tribes. She received awards such as the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award for her work. Colonel” in her English class, Jennifer Springer commented that she was looking forward to hearing the piece read by the actual author. “How someone else presents the poem can change the meaning,” said Springer. “It is interesting to see how the author presents it, so it is exciting

At the reading, Forché read from 10 poems, includgel of History,” “Curfew,” “On Earth,” “Visitation,” “Ghost of Heaven,” “Museum of Stones,”

tion of a poetry of witness, a phrase Forché used to describe her writing. “A poetry of witness is not an identity,” Forché explained. “It is a way of approaching a work of a poet that has sub-

authors to share their writing with an audience as the author feels the piece should be heard. Now an accomplished writer, Forché boasts four books of poetry:

sistant bark could be used for steaming food. Another’s leaves create soap when crushed up and mixed with water. Uncle Rusty said he never had to buy pain medicine because he could make it from the cockle berry tree. He emphasized that he maintains a respectful relationship with the environment, using only what you need. Another topic Uncle Rusty discussed was the current social issues indigenous Australians face stemming from

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stayed for a question and answer session. One audience

to share her newest pieces for

about every tree and plant in the “bush”—or forest—where

“In Our Own Backyard”

Poet brings new life to readings

Student discovers Australian culture with aboriginal elder

I hiked in an ancient rainforest with dense, tangled vegetation. I toured the famous Sydney Opera House and saw a Cuban dance show. I cuddled with a koala. I loved exploring all the aspects of Australia that make it unique, but I especially enjoyed learning about Australian cultures. During my stay, I took a class about the culture of Australia’s indigenous people, who are also known as aborigines.

Baldwin-Reynolds Art Exhibit

What: Rooms featuring works from Northwestern Pennsylvania artists.

Gl bal Gator

While Australia keled the the Great

“It’s a fairly wide mix.” Sherretts also commented on the size of the exhibit and variety of artwork. “We’re excited to be

Another attendant asked Forche, who has written four books of poetry, is also an English professor at Georgetown University.

out things we don’t know about her,” said Sherman. “Her experience really showed through her voice.” As a professor at Georgetown University, Forché always contemplate and write. writing is doing something that is worth someone else’s time to read,” said Forché.

poetry. “Because life is so intense, I always want to learn to grow,” said Forché. der of the school year, authors such as Sara McCallum, Matthew Ferrence, Nick Lantz, Andrew Mulvania and Pam Houston visit campus as part of the Single Voice Reading series.


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the credits


sists in getaways armed heists by night.


lationship with his attractive neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her young son Benecio while her husband Standard (Oscar Isaac) is in jail. handling anything until business gets personal. When Standard is forced into carrying out a robbery to pay back money he owes, the an attempt to keep Standard out of jail and the family back together. a touching almost-romance

start to roll. “Drive” both disturbs with its violence but also wins hearts through the interactions between the driver, Irene and Benecio.

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seems completely immersed in his role. He somehow manages to give the driver uncommon depth, creating a character that is distant yet obviously compassionate, capable but human and attractive at all times – he’s basically coolness incarnate with his toothpick in his mouth, wearing his signature leather driving gloves and scorpion emblazoned jacket. ably chic, especially the camera shots of the city skyscrapers and lights at night. refreshingly minimal for a thriller centered on a driver and they are believable.

in at night. His limited and sometimes awkward dialogue with Irene is endearing, and their relationship feels deeply genuine.


his love for Irene and Benecio. His desire to protect them from the bloody machinations behind the heist gone wrong

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His performance as the

side in his scenes with these two. He spends time with Benecio, playing games with him

the driver’s violence in the lat-

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in “Drive.” Gosling and Mulligan certainly have chemistry, and Mulligan’s touching portrayal of Irene as a vulnerable young mother demonstrates her talent in her own right. Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman also perform compellingly in their roles as criminals – they’re cold-blooded and terrifying.

much the same way I have always loved Francis Coppola’s Scorcese’s “Goodfellas.” to become a true classic.

them. Director Nicolas Refn’s casting proves commendable


How to cook baked pasta By ELAINA MERCATORIS News Editor

I found this recipe online last week while I was browsing the internet and realized I have never baked a dinner dish beOne thing you must have is a baking dish. My mom gave me an old one over the summer to use but it’s been sitting in a dresser drawer for months. I didn’t want to have to walk down to the grocery store to get my ingredients for dinner, so instead, I went to Brooks. You can get the majority of the main ingredients in our dining hall. Get a to-go conspinach, onions, tomatoes, chicken, cheese and any vegetables you’d like, such as broccoli or peppers. I had probably almost half of my to-go container full of pasta. cream, but I used soy milk from my fridge and it turned out all right, so you could get skim milk from Brooks too. I also had my own fresh garlic, dried oregano, parmesan cheese, tomatoes, olive oil and salt and pepper. If you get the pasta from Brooks already cooked, you can skip the step of cooking your own pasta and trying to time everything correctly. for a can of whole tomatoes crushed with your hands. I used fresh tomatoes, cutting

Difficulty: medium


myself. Cut up the rest of your veg-

ELAINA MERCATORIS/ THE CAMPUS Elaina saved a trip to the grocery store by getting most of her ingredients from Brooks Dining Hall. She suggests filling a to-go box with pasta, spinach, onions, tomatoes, chicken, cheese and vegetables.

etables (onions, garlic, spinach, etc.) before heating anything to allow a smooth cooking process. Heat oil on a large skillet over low-medium heat, then Next, add your crushed tomatoes and some dried oregano and cook for at least 10 minutes. Pour in your milk and cook son with salt and pepper and any other spices you’d like, such as more oregano or paprika. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Next, add the rest of the vegetables or pre-cooked meat to the tomato sauce. In this case, I used spinach, broccoli and chicken. Once cooked and wilted, in

the pasta to the skillet. Toss it around and let the pasta reheat. Very carefully, pour the mixture into a baking dish. Grate parmesan cheese, or top. Bake about 20 minutes until browned. While it’s cooling, make some garlic bread. All you need is garlic powder and butter and bread. utes on a greased baking sheet in the oven.

over meals.



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