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FRAUD RIC shutting down copycat website By Barry Nickerson Anchor Contributor

The administration of Rhode Island College is in the process of shutting down an illegal website that has stolen the layout of RIC’s own website to advertise a fake university. The website, www.stanly.us, uses the exact web coding, layout and text as a previous version of the RIC website, www.ric.edu. Vice President of Administration and Finance William Gearhart said that

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RIC has “promptly begun the process of having the website www.stanly.us shut down because the website appropriated numerous RIC images as well as trademarks.” Gearhart said there are no known instances of any confidential RIC information being compromised. He said that RIC’s administration has referred the matter to legal counsel. Stanly University’s website contains the same text as the

RIC website describing the college and its administration, replacing mentions of RIC with Stanly. RIC alumni such as U.S. Congressman James Langevin and Tony Awardwinning actress Viola Davis are shown on the home page of Stanly University, along with graphic text that reads “I am Stanly.” This text mirrors RIC’s graphics, which

state “I am RIC.” Other graphics on its website show photographs of students showing off RIC logo merchandise in RIC’s bookstore. Its “Admissions” page is blank. Stanly University is not an existing institution of higher See STANLY Page 6

RIC bustles with life during Student Organization Showcase student organization on campus attended, from the well-known clubs such as WXIN and StuOver 60 student organiza- dent Community Government, tions and hundreds of students Inc. to the newer and lesserpacked the Student Union known groups. Ballroom for the The showannual Student case was held For more student Organization on Wednesday, Showcase. The Feb. 9 at club photos, visit 12:30 p.m. in showcase proAnchorweb.org the Student motes the clubs and organizations at Rhode Island College. Most See SHOWCASE Page 7 By Kyle Grant

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Members of the Lambda Chi sorority at the showcase.

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The national theme for Black History Month this February is African Americans and the Civil War. Rhode Island College history Prof. Elisa Miller was the keynote speaker for the celebratory month’s events on campus and she spoke of African Americans’ role in the Civil War. The lecture was held on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. in Alger 110. Miller was introduced by the history department chair, Robert Cvomyek. Miller completed her doctoral degree in 2004 at the University of Illinois. She specializes in the history of African American studies pertaining to the Civil War. Miller opened the lecture with examples of southern states which still celebrate the South’s seccession from the United States in 1861. In Virginia, April is openly declared “Seccession Month,” yet no mention is made of African Americans. Such events act to erase African Americans from the history of the Civil War. “Approximately 180,000 African Americans comprising 163 units, served in the Union Army during the Civil War,” said Miller. Both free and runaway slaves joined the fight. In adSee CIVIL Page 4


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FRAUD: RIC shutting down copycat website Rhode Island College is currently working on shutting down a website that has a strikingly similar layout to its own. Student Organizations Showcase

Coverage of RIC’s Student Organization Showcase which displays many clubs SCG has to offer.

Remember the African Americans that were involed in the Civil War Elisa Miller gave a lecture on African-American involvment in the Civil War. Egyptian president resigns; Military takes control After nearly three weeks of protests, Hosni Mubarak hands presidency over to Egyptian Armed Forces. Student Union expansion

According to Kristen Salemi, plans are to improve the Student Union and develop an “energy efficient, 21st century landmark facility.” Talk on Judaism

Cantor Richard Perlman gave a lecture on Judaism and discussed how different religions have roots in Judaism. David Blanchette presents case for dean of the School of Management

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Best games coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 this semester

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Rob’s Game Shelf Return of the speedy blue devil

A numerous amount of games are coming out this semester which will be beneficial to play during your study breaks.

A new Sonic the Hedgehog game hits the Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network and WiiWare.

It’s not a zoo

A look at the New England Aquarium, including its 200,000-gallon tank filled with numerous species of aquatic life.

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RIC Hockey falls to St. Anselm and Sacred Heart

In a close Senior Night game, RIC Hockey fell in a heartbreaker to St. Anselm.

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“Oleanna” shaping up to be a great production

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Choice’s 20 points leads RIC over Southern Maine

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Soaking up the sound at Sapinsley Hall

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Anchorwomen surge past Southern Maine 69-57

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Dating for Dummies Friends or foes

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Brew Town USA Tradition is strong, especially in brewing

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Mike goes over an excellent Anchor Steam lager and ‘Gansett.

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Arts & Entertainment

Blanchette held an open forum to discuss why he is a good choice for the open dean position.

If your significant other is unliked by your friends and it’s creating tension, learn how to deal.

Your Friendly Fashionista Sexy anytime Corsets can be worn outside the bedroom. Learn exactly where it is appropriate to wear these sexy tops. Ask Ari The boys club Ari takes questions from the guys including what to do if your girl wants to make it “Facebook official.”

Arts, cont.

A preview of the newest Rhode Island College Mainstage Production, “Oleanna.”

The first Chamber Orchestra show of the spring semester presents an amazing performance. “Here and There” fails to impress

With the exception of a few pieces, Jonathan Sharlin’s photography exhibit at the Bannister Gallery came up short. Mike’s Movies Talking about “The King’s Speech”

Mike gives “The King’s Speech” a five out five and calls it “a must see for generations to come.” Reel World “Black Swan” a must-see Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis star side-by-side in what Lauren says is “a phenomenal film.” Artisan Anime The Tatami Galaxy The Tatami Galaxy defies what avid anime watchers know about traditional animes.

The Anchormen basketball team takes over first place in the little east after 85-54 win over Huskies. The Anchorwomen clinch home court advantage in the Little East Conference Tournament.

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Anchormen tune up for playoff run

After a win over the Coast Guard Academy Bears, the Anchormen fall to both opponents in an extremely close tri-meet.

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RIC gymnasts post season-high score at Southern Connecticut State The Rhode Island College gymnastics team placed third at their latest tri-meet. Amado and Mangum pick up wins at N.E. Alliance Championships Craig Amado breaks two records and Kim Magnum earns AllAlliance honors.

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After an intense and brutal fight between the Islanders and Penguins, an even more ferocious battle ensued their next game.

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Senior Class President Dante Tavolaro and Finance Commission member Liz Sullivan take a moment out of the Student Organization Showcase to join Ballroom Dance Club in a waltz.

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Egyptian president resigns, military takes control By Rita Nerney News Editor

After nearly three weeks of protests, the Egyptian people have forced their president to resign by their persistent demonstrations and protests. President Hosni Mubarak has finally resigned, giving his position first to Vice President Omar Suleiman and then officially to the Armed Forces Supreme Council. Mubarak passed over his power on Friday, Feb. 11. He had been president for 30 years. Suleiman announced the news to the press. “In these grave circumstances that the country is passing through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave his position as president of the republic,” Suleiman said. “He has mandated the Armed Forces Supreme Council to run the state. God is our protector and succor.” The United States president offered his own opinion on the news that the Egyptian people

caused such a resignation in just 18 days. “The people of Egypt have spoken. Their voices have been heard. And Egypt will never be the same,” said President Barack Obama. The military now holds control in Egypt. On Thursday, Feb. 10, it had been reported that Mubarak turned over his power to Suleiman. On Friday, the former president apparently fled the city. Some reports say that he is staying in the city of Sharm el-Sheikh. Some of his $2 to $70 billion are in Swiss bank accounts, but the neutral government threatened to put holds on any of his money in its banks. The Armed Forces Supreme Council does not yet have any definite plans on how to proceed in dealing with the current situation. In six months, “or maybe less,” the council will no longer be in charge, former General Mahmoud Khalaf told CBS News. With the news of Mubarak’s

resignation, protesters in the streets became obviously excited. Thousands of Egyptians were seen shouting, “The people have brought down the regime.” The military control is currently accepted by the majority of the protestors, according to CBS News. Their popularity should not be affected if they request demonstrators to leave the streets of Egypt. Citizens must return to their jobs soon in order to restart the economy of Egypt. Losses for the country have been about $300 million each day that the demonstrations persisted. “This is the greatest day of my life,” Nobel Peace laureate Mohammed ElBaradei told the Associated Press on Friday. Followers of ElBaradei were part of initiating demonstrations that started the peaceful revolution. “The country has been liberated after decades of repression,” said ElBaradei.

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Student Union building expansion moves forward By Mary Milner Anchor Contributor

Plans to expand and improve the Student Union are moving forward, according to Kristen Salami, the Student Union director. At the Feb. 4 meeting of the Student Union Advisory Board, Salemi gave members of the board a brief update on plans to expand the Student Union. Construction is likely still years away, but a feasibility study has now been completed. According to this report, the college is hoping to develop an “energy efficient, twenty-first

century landmark facility… available and utilized by all students [which will] attract potential students as well as contribute to campus pride.” Work toward an enlarged and enhanced Student Union is a multi-step process. In November 2007, Student Community Government, Inc. asked for consideration of how the Student Union might be improved, resulting in the creation of the Student Union Expansion Feasibility Task Group. In May 2008, the group issued a report detailing limitations of the current Student Union and suggestions for improvements.

The feasibility study is a result of this report. In the fall of last year the feasibility study was submitted to Rhode Island State Purchasing. Architectural firms were able to submit bids for the task of evaluating the current Student Union and developing a plan for its improvement. Eight firms are currently being considered. Five of these are based in Rhode Island. The firm awarded this job will not necessarily be the firm which undertakes the eventual construction; this current contract is to determine exactly what work can and should be done.

The firm will determine what architectural changes are possible in the current facility and will survey students, faculty and staff to decide what alterations will be most beneficial. The eight firms will be evaluated based on experience in planning such a student center, technical expertise and cost. However, Salemi explained that this is a “quality based selection…we don’t look at prices yet.” Out of the eight firms that have submitted bids, the most qualified three or four will then be considered by State Purchasing and the firm offering the

best value will be awarded the contract. State funds will not be used for the project. Instead, money has been set aside from student fees in recent years for improvements to the Student Union. Salemi told the Student Union Advisory Board that she hopes a firm will be chosen before the end of the semester. This would allow the firm to visit the college while it is in session and begin the work of talking to students and evaluating how the facilities are currently being used.


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On a predominantly Christian campus, Cantor Richard Perlman came to the college to give a lecture on Judaism. The students in attendance asked quite a few questions after he spoke on the topic and they made connections with their own faith backgrounds. The lecture was held on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. in Gaige 311. Thirteen people were in attendance. Perlman mentioned the different Jewish movements briefly. “The Orthodox movement does not allow women to lead services,” he said, “while the conservative movement allows men and women to sit next to each other.” When women groups appeared and attempted to give women power to lead in the Jewish services, they became more equal with men.

“Women now lead and I give them a lot of credit,” said Perlman. “It took me a while to get to that point.” Perlman is not a rabbi, but a cantor. “Rabbi means ‘to teach,’ and he is a teacher,” he said. “But the cantor is a messenger of the people. He is a messenger between the people and God.” Perlman is the spiritual leader of Temple Am David in Warwick. The congregation is made up of about 200 families. “We get around 40 to 50 people on the Sabbath,” said Perlman of regular service attendance. “On high holidays? It’s more like 700. The reason is, people feel like they have to go for the High Holidays for many different reasons.” Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for Jews. “People want God to give them another year,” Perlman said. However, people should not just come to God when

they need something, Perlman emphasized. “We need to stop thinking about ourselves all the time and think about the creator.” Although many religions celebrate the day of worship on Sunday, the Jewish Sabbath is on Saturday, which was the original day to celebrate God. “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy is one of the Ten Commandments,” Perlman said. “We should really consider taking it more seriously.” Jews celebrate the holy day from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday. There are three different movements that exist within the Jewish faith today. The orthodox movement is the strictest of the three. “They believe that God stopped creation on the Sabbath, so we stop creation on the Sabbath”, said Perlman, who is of the conservative movement. Orthodox Jews cannot drive a

car or even flip a light switch on the Sabbath. Conservative Jews do not work on the Sabbath, but they are allowed to drive cars. “We’re allowed to drive based on a conservative ruling that took place in the 1970s,” said Perlman. “Suburbs were starting to develop and it was too much mileage to walk to synagogue. But because of allowing people a little bit of easing up on the rules, we end up taking advantage of it.” Conservatives are not allowed to spend money on Saturdays, however. The reform movement was designed to be very liberal and eases up on the Jewish kosher way of eating as well as most other rules. There are different ways to please God, according to the Jewish faith. Believers must pray to God, teach others about his ways and perform acts of kindness toward others, as well.

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dition to joining the army, many African Americans provided Union armies with directions as to where the Confederate forces were planning on attacking from and many slaves provided much needed aid to Union soldiers who escaped from Confederate camps. For many African Americans the Civil War meant personal freedom – the chance to be freed from slavery eternally. Policies after the Civil War did not change that fact, but the hope that things would was enough to inspire people to fight for the cause. In March of 1865, Miller said Congress enacted a statue that would allow the enlistment of African Americans to fight in the war. Many African -American men jumped at the

Perlman’s temple was one of the synagogues in the state to help build the Jewish kosher food pantry in Cranston. The pantry ended up serving more people who were not Jewish than Jews themselves. However, that is what it is there for, said Perlman. “I’m not here to convert you. Jews are not allowed to convert,” said Perlman. “You’re supposed to beg for it. The rabbi is supposed to turn you away three times before you can become a Jew.” Perlman said he is accepting of all people of all different faiths. “I love people of all religions. I love people of all faiths. I love people of no faith,” he said. “I do want people to have dialogue. I do want people to have conversations with each other.”

opportunity. Yet, despite the fact that they were fighting side by side with white males, they were not treated the same. They were generally not accepted were granted no respect and they often received much lower wages than white soldiers. Upon learning this fact, many African-American soldiers protested and refused to fight until Congress passed an act equalizing pay for all military personnel. Miller said that AfricanAmerican women contributed much to the Civil War in the form of aid. They took up tasks such as nursing, cooking and cleaning. However, they are often least talked about due to their status as African Americans and women. Miller concluded her lecture by asking the audience not to forget the major contributions African Americans made during the Civil War, despite the fact that they are seldom mentioned.


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David Blanchette presents case as candidate for dean of the School of Management By Katelyn Hurd Anchor Staff Writer

David Blanchette, candidate for dean of Rhode Island College’s School of Management, held an open forum to discuss how he feels he can benefit RIC. He explained a number of improvements he plans to make for the college to the students and faculty who attended. The forum was held on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 12:30 p.m. in Clarke Science 128. He offered a brief introduction about himself and explained why he believes he is a good candidate for the job. Then he opened the floor for guests to question him on his aspirations as the dean of the School of Management. He began by discussing his past and, his passion, teaching. The former teacher, who said he was always driven to give students more than just what they read in a text book, explained why RIC attracted him. “When I visited RIC, I found people who were passionate about what I am, teaching,” said Blanchette. He explained that RIC is different because the staff and professors really care. “They’re here because they love teaching and that’s what I want to support,” he said. Another reason he chose this college for employment

was because his main interest was to help students. “We help students more than any place I’ve ever been,” he said. “Everything we do is to try and make the students’ lives better.” Overall, his main interest is to link the goals of the individual student to those of the college. He also desires to make a difference in students’ futures. He stressed that just because students attending the college are paying public school tuition, does not mean they are not receiving a private school-worthy education. He said, “We are a private school at a public price.” Blanchette said his main goal is to make the college experience more than just attending class. “We’ve operated a certain way for a long time. This culture is changing and we need to change with it,” he said. He said that making new changes for students will be one of the biggest challenges he will face. He said that many clubs, such as the Accounting and Marketing club, were developed within the past few years and they have already won numerous awards. Also, new majors have been recently added to the School of Management such as health-care administration. He would like to add more to this

program. The main objective, he said, is to build operational excellence and professional development to help students reach their goals and get jobs. He plans to do this by expanding experiential education through the increase of the internship program. He also believes that by expanding teaching tools, learning can be increased. Also, Blanchette said that accreditation is important. “What drives me is creating an educational environment worthy of accreditation,” he said. Blanchette also hopes to make more connections with the alumni of the college, for more important reasons than just money. He hopes that by doing so, more mentors and internships will be available to students. Many of these changes are important to Blanchette. He explained he wants the position of dean of the School of Management so that he can affect changes in the school. “I can do things as a dean that I really couldn’t do as a chair or faculty member,” he said. “This position affords me the opportunity to do things that I find personally fulfilling, and that will better students’ lives.”

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education in the United States. Its website states that the university is located at 4301 E. Valley Boulevard, in Los Angeles. The address is the home of over 150 businesses that share infrastructure, including Northern University Cooperative Center, Inc., which does not have a website. The business was incorporated on Dec. 5, 2008 in California, according to www. corporationwiki.com. Graphics on Stanly’s website claim an incorporation year of 1897. According to www. corporationwiki.com, both Stanly University and Northern University Cooperative Center, Inc. are for-profit entities. Northern University is registered to an individual named Rong Nie, according to the website. Nie is connected to the American Certification Institute, which also shares an address with Stanly University and Northern University. The ACI’s Website, www.aciorg. org, contains elements that mirror the website of International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute in Delaware, www.ipscmi.org. Stanly’s website has a contact phone number listed as an American line in area code 323. According to www.whois. com, this phone number is a Canadian phone number, with a Vancouver, British Columbia area code. The phone number on the ACI website is also an area code 323 phone number.

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Representatives for Stanly University and the American Certification Institute could not be reached for comment. Other businesses located at the address of Stanly and ACI, such as Graphic Artistry and Design, could not be reached, either. RIC spokesperson Jane Fusco of the Office of News and Public Relations said that imitation is the best form of flattery. Fusco said that there are questions that must be answered before pursuing legal action against Stanly University and its creators. “Is it even a legitimate site?” Fusco said. “There are a list of unknowns about this website and the administration is researching all of the possibilities to its existence. Until that research and investigation are done, we won’t have any definitive answers.” Fusco described the website as “certainly very much a mirror image of Rhode Island College, so we need to find out more about its origins and reason for being.” Stanly’s website was encountered in early February by RIC sophomore Tyne Uzo, a member of Anchor TV. Uzo was using Google Image Search to find images of RIC students for use in a sample advertising spreadsheet when she found RIC’s photography on Stanly’s website. “I came across a picture that I knew was on RIC’s website, but I noticed the URL was to Stanly University, not ric.edu,” said Uzo.

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Four panelists from four Rhode Island middle schools in a Q&A format will be facilitated by one of the board members. Wednesday, Feb. 16 in Alger 110. Refreshments at 6:45 p.m. Presentation at 7:15 p.m. For more information, contact the RIC Middle School Association at ricmsa@so.ric.edu or 456-8523.


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Union Ballroom. WXIN, the college radio station, came to the event with a DJ booth and Anchor TV came along with a microphone and video camera. However, while the bigger and well-funded clubs were present, the main emphasis of the Student Organization Showcase was to promote the less known and advertised groups on campus that students normally wouldn’t be aware of. One of these groups was Otaku, which can be roughly translated to “anime-fan” in Japanese. The main focus of this group is anime, but it also pays attention to Japanese culture as a whole. Members of Otaku watch, discuss and draw anime, as well as discuss East Asian cultures and traditions. Events for Otaku include a game night, member-only events visiting Japanese restaurants and other East Asian areas in Rhode Island and get-togethers with anime clubs from other colleges. Otaku members consider their club a safe-zone, making it a place for tolerance. For those interested in the club, Otaku meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Adams Library 409. A major focus of the Student Organization Showcase was to

promote student groups that involve specific majors. These groups, such as the Accounting Club or the Physical Educators Club, aid students through their academic journey and better prepare them for their future careers. One major-specific group at the showcase was the English Educators Network, a new club focusing on those who wish to teach grade-school English. The club prepares future English teachers by providing workshops, important information regarding the field and networking opportunites with current English educators. Upcoming events for the English Educators Network include “Teaching Transcendentalism,” a workshop to help teachers effectively bring that period of literature to the classroom. The workshop will take place on March 31. Joining a club focusing on a major is an effective way to excel in that field. If it is a major at RIC, it is likely that there is a club focusing on it and those interested in joining a majorspecific club should contact their advisors and professors. Other groups at the showcase were intent on raising awareness on campus about certain topics. One such group is Active Minds, whose main mission is to remove the stigma of mental illness. Active Minds is a new campus organization

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The ragtag band of rebels who run RIC’s radio station,WXIN. which formed late last semester. They have a few major events planned throughout this semester. The group works with the Counseling Center and over the course of the semester will be having events and activities throughout campus. For those interested, Active Minds meets on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. in Craig-Lee 130. Another group promoting awareness and challenging judgment is the Rainbow Alliance. The group is based on tolerance and they work topromote awareness, tolerance and acceptance of the LGBT community on campus. “We’re all about acceptance and we basically love everyone,” said the group’s president, Ginger Peltier. The Rainbow Alliance

works with suicide prevention, promoting gay marriage, combating bullying and trying to stop abuse. If you are interested in Rainbow Alliance, the group meets every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Unity Center. While many groups at the Student Organization Showcase had strong ties in academia or awareness, there were several groups based on fun hobbies. The Chess Club is about the battle of logic known as chess. They meet on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in Student Union 307. Anybody interested in the game of chess is welcome, from experienced players to those who don’t know what a pawn is. Games are played for fun and enjoyment of the game. Many club sports were also in attendance at the showcase. These small sports organiza-

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The sisters of Zeta Xi Delta were looking for new pledges at the Student Organization Showcase.

tions are played for the fun of the game and anyone who wishes to play is allowed. Club sports available at RIC include rugby, racquetball, equestrian and hockey. One new and exciting club on campus fulfills the desire everyone had at least once in their life, to run away and join the circus. The Extreme Performance Interactive Circus (EPIC) is the campus’s own local circus group. Formed last semester, EPIC teaches new skills and activities to those interested, from juggling and face painting to hula hooping and parkour. As the semester progresses and the weather gets warmer, EPIC will begin to perform more interactive activities throughout the campus, but for the winter their meetings will occur in Weber Lounge during the Free Period. EPIC plans to feature many events and workshops, including the recent “EPIC skillz” workshop and meeting with some of the finest dance groups and circus acts in the area. All those interested should meet with the group. The showcase offered students a myriad of interests, hobbies, majors, values, activities and pastimes. Students were able to see the diversity RIC offers. For those who were unable to attend the Student Organization Showcase, a list of clubs and organizations available on campus can be found on the college website under “Student Activities.”


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Clarifying points on “Fractured Finance” I have read many articles from The Anchor in the three years that I have been at RIC. After I read the latest article, “Fractured Finance,” [News, Feb. 7], I felt as though a few clarifications needed to be made. First, I would just like to say on behalf of the Finance Commission, that the request for Senior Week received little debate because it was tabled from the last meeting pending the Senior Class provide more information. Since the Finance Commission reviews requests the Monday before the

Wednesday meetings, the commission had time to review the corrections. It was not simply passed in five minutes without debate as depicted in the article. The article was written to make it appear as though the only request that was contested was the Anchor request. When it came time to discuss The Anchor’s request, I brought up the point that individuals listed to attend the conference in question, drank at past conferences and posted pictures online. In no way did I tie the pictures to a specific confer-

ence. While in the middle of my comment, I was interrupted by a remark saying that I was out of line. Article VII, Section 7 of the Student’s Bill of Rights says: “Illegal off-campus activity will not normally be noticed by the College, but when such conduct imperils the integrity and values of the academic community, it may also result in disciplinary action by the college.” If an organization is poorly representing Rhode Island College, then I believe wholeheartedly that we, as the Finance Commission, have every right

to question whether or not that organization deserves funding. That is our job. The author(s) of “Fractured Finance” clearly made the Finance Commission look chaotic and disorganized, as I believe was the intention. The article was filled with opinions and personal biases rather than the facts. It presented the points that the angry author wanted to present. I feel as though the purpose of a “newspaper” is to deliver the facts; not distorted “news” based on personal biases. This article made it clear

that the authors are willing to jeopardize the integrity of both themselves and The Anchor newspaper in order to force their opinions on their readers.

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Friends or foes By Alexandra Weston Dating for Dummies

Relationships are complicated, but when your good friend does not seem to like your significant other, it can make a relationship even more difficult to maintain. Sometimes friends can be concerned for your well-being, but there are times when their feelings might be selfish. Either way, it is important to know the difference so the situation can be handled accordingly. If you begin to notice hostility in your friend whenever you mention your partner, then a good course of action would be to confront your friend about his/her feelings. Stay calm and listen to your friend’s inquiry

because the last thing anybody wants is a fight. If your friend starts saying things like, “We always used to do this before you met…” or, “We haven’t spent as much time together since…” then it may be time to reassess your relationship with both your partner and your friend. Maybe you are not spending as much time with your friend as you used to and you need to pick a day of the week when you can both hang out. Just find a compromise where your friend will be satisfied and you can still see your partner regularly. Another reaction you might get from your friend who is concerned is that you may have changed at some point during your relationship. Your friend could be worried that it is a result of your partner. It is always Courtesy of

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Growing up in New England, tradition is something we take very s e r i o u s l y. Whether it’s our old-time baseball or our beer, we mean business. Fritz Maytag and Mark Hellendrung are two guys who also take tradition seriously. Maytag, the owner of Anchor Brewing, and Hellendrung, owner of Narragansett, produce some of America’s oldest beers. Anchor Brewing was originally founded in 1896. Ernst F. Baruth and his son-in-law Otto Schinkel bought a brewery in San Francisco and called it Anchor. Anchor Steam, the

brewery’s oldest beer, got its name from the nickname given to beers brewed on the West Coast at the time. The two ran Anchor Brewery until Baruth’s unexpected death in 1906 and Schinkel’s death in a freak street car accident shortly thereafter. German brewers Joseph Kraus and August Meyer took over the brewery until prohibition shut them down in 1920. Kraus started brewing again in 1933 after prohibition ended. However, the brewery burned down the following February. Kraus reopened a few blocks away from where Anchor Brewery is today. Shorty after the opening of the new brewery, Joe Allen joined Kraus. After Kraus died in 1952 Allen ran the brewery on his own until 1959. He then had to shut it down because drinkers were not fond of his

new taste. In the latter part of 1960 Lawrence Steese reopened the brewery with Allen. Steese and Allen’s new incarnation of Anchor Brewery didn’t fare well at first. Luckily, Fritz Maytag tasted the beer at The Old Spaghetti Factory and subsequently bought the company on Sept. 24, 1965. He then spent the next 10 years rebuilding the brewery and turning the beer into what we know today. Anchor Steam is one of the greatest craft beers America

has to offer. Its great amber color and cream-colored head is something that has been perfected over the past 100 years. Steam uses a two-row barley over a six-row barley, which allows for more fermentable sugars, and Northern Brewer Hops which give it a great citrus aroma and flavor. Overall, Steam is a classic beer that you just have to try. The story of Narragansett See GANSETT Page 13

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Sexy anytime By Brooke Tyra Your Friendly Fashionista

H e y ladies, this one’s for you. Y o u may have spent a pretty penny on lingerie this Valentine’s Day to please your man, but have no use for it. Fear not, there are plenty of other occasions for you to wear that sexy corset or those panties. Women love to feel sexy and confident; by wearing lingerie for occasions other then bedroom activities. It See CORSET Page 14


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The boys club By Arielle Rogers Ask Ari

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Dear Ari, Why must women play so many head games with their men? -Andrew,

Dear Andrew, WHOA!   Head games have no gender.  Women AND MEN play them.   Get out of that mindset and start thinking broader than men vs. women and maybe you’ll see why we ALL play. Dear Ari, What is the best way to compliment a girl when meeting her

the first time without sounding rehearsed? -Anthony, RIC sophomore Dear Anthony, When you first meet, find something positive and then phrase it sweetly but to the point.  Ex. has a good smile . . . “I thought you should know, you have a really pretty smile.” Dear Ari, My girlfriend wants to get an apartment together. I’m all for it, except for I don’t want it turning into a “newlywed” home. How can I make it so our home is welcoming but screams freedom too? -Gabriel, RIC senior Dear Gabriel, Get an apartment that has

2 bedrooms. Having your own space allows you freedom within the partnership. Also act more as roommates when it comes to decorative or financial situations. Dear Ari, I recently had a one-night stand with this wicked hot chick . . . who happens to be my best friend’s sister.  How do I make it NOT awkward between us the next time we see each other? -Tom, RIC senior Dear Tom, I don’t see how this CAN’T be awkward.  The next time you see her, pull her aside and talk about it.  Get on neutral grounds and keep it low key. Good luck! Courtesy of

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Special Question of the Week Dear Ari, My girlfriend wants to go “facebook official” with our relationship. I don’t see the need considering how everyone already knows and we’ve been together long enough to know it’s already official.  What should I do? -Luc, RIC freshman Dear Luc, Oh God.  Facebook.   The tool that brings people together but yet still manages to separate everyone and keeps us from our natural human activities toward and with one another.  The thing about Facebook relationship statuses is that they instantly become an advertisement to reassure those few friends (who do nothing but Facebook stalk) that you possibly have a life outside of the soul-consuming online friend community.  We have all done it.  Went on ‘Bobby Jo’s’ profile to see if he is still in a relationship with ‘Suzie Q,’ but in all honesty is it any of our business?  Wouldn’t you rather be told in person by these people how they are doing? Both solely and relationship-wise? In your case, I agree with you.  I think that if your relationship is already a good one, why tell the online community if your actual friends already know how happy you two are? On the other side, I can see where she is coming from. It could possibly be a showcase of pride. She could be very happy and proud to be with you, which is really sweet. BUT, something else that is really sweet is privacy in a relationship. I have seen relationships falter via Facebook. Someone saw that Suzie Q. was dating Bobby Jo and didn’t approve, posted something and now the whole online community knows.  Whatever you both decide just be sure to play it safe online.  A good friend of mine once said that Facebook relationship statuses give two things . . . a beginning, signifying that you have started a relationship, AND an end, because to every beginning there is an end and with all good relationship intentions brought forth in the beginning, would an end be wanted so soon?  Food for thought.

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It’s not a zoo By Christine LaChance Anchor Contributor

Just this last Friday, Rhode Island College’s Student Activities organized a day trip to the New England Aquarium. Located at 1 Central Wharf in Boston, The New England Aquarium houses many different species of fish and sea mammals and three different breeds of penguins from around the world. An area of the aquarium which seems to be popular is the small encounter section where visitors are able to pet and hold sea urchins, lobsters, sea stars and hermit crabs. The aquarium also houses a 200,000-gallon tank filled with numerous species all swimming together around a fiberglass coral reef. Inside this tank are sand tiger sharks, rays, eels and sea turtles, as well as a great number of different fish. The aquarium’s most famous resident is Myrtle, a 500 pound,

70-year-old green sea turtle with a big attitude, who tends to bite divers if they don’t feed her. According to some, she may actually be scarier than the sharks. Visitors are also welcomed to go outside on their harbor walk, ending with a pool, home to two Atlantic harbor seals. If you’re lucky enough to arrive at the right time, visitors will be treated to a training session with the seals where they shake hands, wave and blow kisses to the audience. The trainers also give time at the end of the session for visitors to photograph the seals before they slide back into the water. Admission into the New England Aquarium is $21.95 for adults and the IMAX theater presentation is $9.95. You can get a deal when both are purchased, $27.95. Whale watching is also offered April through November for $39.95. Courtesy of Christine LaChance

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Brewing Company is hopefully one you know already. If not, how dare you call yourself a Rhode Islander. To recap for you, in 1888 John H. Fehlberg, Augustus F. Borchandt, Herman G. Possner, George M. Gerhard, Constand A. Moeller and Jacob Wirth, better known as “The Original Six,” founded the Narragansett Brewing Company and by 1890 they were up and producing beer. In 1920, a dark, dark time – prohibition – fell on America, but ‘Gannsett stayed strong as it was one of the only beers you could get a prescription for. World War II brought us our most famous advertising campaign, “Hi Neighbor. Have a ‘Gansett,” along with sponsorships from the Boston Braves and the Red Sox, which helped Narragansett become a

household name. Sadly the ‘70s and ‘80s brought hard times on the Rhode Island brewery and it shut its doors in 1983, never to open them again. It wasn’t until 2005 when lifelong Rhode Islander and savior Mark Hellendrung, along with a bunch of other rich guys, bought the rights to Narragansett Beer. Since then, Hellendrung has launched a campaign to bring the Narragansett Brewery back to Rhode Island. He asks that you simply drink your part. So, “Hi, neighbor! Have a ‘Gansett.” ‘Gansett is your typical premium lager perfect for drinking. Its smooth, crisp taste that flows down easily. It has a great golden color and white head, making it an enjoyable beer all around. It has mellow hints of grass and alcohol in its aroma and a grainy, watery taste as it hits your mouth. It makes for a great session beer.


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a good idea to stay calm while you listen. Hear what your friend has to say before you pass judgment. They might speak ill of your partner, so you have to remind them to keep your partner out of the conversation to avoid arguing. When your friend is finished speaking, you can calmly explain yourself and hopefully sort things out. Sometimes things do not go well and you end up arguing with your friend. It is a natural human reaction to get defensive and it usually does not end well. The best way to handle something like that is to cool off and look at the situation as if you’re another person looking in. It is idealistic to think that your friend always has your best interests at heart. It may be that your friend is putting his/her feelings before yours. This is not necessarily selfish

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but maybe your friend feels abandoned and that is all they care about when they consider your relationship. It is also important to consider that your relationship with your partner might be more destructive than you think. While you have strong feelings for your partner, there is a chance that you may start drinking more or experimenting with drugs (for example) because he/ she suggested it. Your friend, after noticing a change in your behavior, may just be concerned for your welfare. These are only a few tips to consider before taking action. It may be that you cannot resolve things with your friend. Depending on the situation you may have to pick a side. Stay with your partner and start seeing your friend less, or leave your partner because your relationship with your friend is more important to you. Either way, just remember that there are plenty of fish in the sea and there is one out there waiting for you to catch it.

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will make you feel sexy and gorgeous. The first occasion is going to the club. Match your corset with a cute pair of tight jeans (we all have those) and show up looking sexy and available. The next place you can wear your lingerie is a concert. Lady Gaga is the perfect performance to strut your bust. To get more use out of your lingerie, try wearing it under your daily outfits. The idea of a woman wearing lingerie for fun under her clothes will drive a man crazy. He will be shocked when you take off your jeans and shirt and reveal a sexy number you purchased long ago. If your lingerie is uncomfortable to wear frequently, try wearing it with nothing covering it up, such as under a pea coat. Show up to his house or

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dorm looking ready to bear the cold, then shed that jacket and make him want you. Surprise him any time; it doesn’t just have to be Valentine’s Day. If you like to wear low cut shirts and need to find a scarf or shirt to put under it, so it is not-so-revealing, try wearing just your bra under it. They have bras that have material beneath the bust and are considered lingerie and come in many styles. Get one that is tasteful-looking so if you wear it to class people will not be calling you choice names. Lingerie that comes with tights can be worn with a skirt; you can go for the Brittany Spears schoolgirl look. You can also wear these garments underneath your pants to keep your legs warm. You cannot really go wrong when you wear lingerie for fun.


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RIC Events “Oleanna”

Feb. 16-20 Foman Theater See the RIC website for times and ticket information RIC hosts its first Mainstage Theater production of the semester with “Oleanna,” directed by Jamie Taylor. The play, about a college professor who is placed in a bad light by a student after going out of his way to help her, centers on the interaction between the two characters. See The Anchor’s preview of the show for more information.

Arts & Entertainment “Oleanna” shaping up to be a great production By Charmaine Gray Anchor A&E Writer

James Taylor is working hard with Charlene Pratt and Kevin Killavey on the upcoming Rhode Island College Mainstage Theater production of “Oleanna.” “Oleanna” is the story of a college student named Carol

(Pratt) and her professor, John (Killavey). Carol wants help in the education class that John teaches, so the professor tries to help her. He wants to because he can relate to her and can see that she is a bright student. Somehow Carol seems to misinterpret the situation and after the meeting she files a harassment complaint against

John. This complaint comes with bad timing, as John is up for tenure and is trying to buy a new house for his family. “Oleanna” quickly develops into a very sticky situation. Carol exhibits extreme amounts of self doubt. Even though she is firm in her accusations, she See OLEANNA Page 24

Tango Buenos Aires

Feb. 23 Roberts Hall Auditorium 7:30 p.m. See Center Box Office for ticket information The world-renowned dance group comes to RIC to bring their Argentinean dance moves to the Roberts Hall stage as part of the RIC Performing Arts Series. This well-known group has toured throughout Europe and North America, receiving rave reviews. The group is known for their “fiery passion,” according to RIC’s Performing Arts Series webpage. If you are a fan of tango or dance in general, this is a performance not to be missed.

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Jonathan Sharlin: Here and There gets mixed reviews By Timothy Hodern Anchor A&E Writer

If you are into art of any kind, especially photography, you may have heard of a recent opening at the Bannister Gallery on campus. The photographer is Jonathan Sharlin and the exhibit is called Here and There. I am not exactly an art connoisseur but I can enjoy a good exhibit, so when reviewing an exhibit I tend to keep it simple as you may be able to tell in my writing. I like to think that I am writing a review for everyday people who may visit the gallery rather than art veterans. I found the overall photos, well a mixed bag. Do not get me wrong, I liked some of them, for example the collection, “From a Small Island Series 2007-2010,” the photo of the stacked rocks in the shallows of the lake was a piece that stood out to me. In addition, I found the photo of the fog hovering over the See BANNISTER Page 25

Soaking up the sound at Sapinsley Hall By Arielle Rogers Anchor A&E Writer

Two women who have made outstanding careers in classical music tore apart Sapinsley stage last Wednesday for the first Chamber Orchestra show. They were a force to be reckoned with, performing repertoire in English, Spanish and Russian and still managing to get the thoughts and poetic ideas of the composers across. Mary Phillips, a mezzo-soprano, and pianist Judith Stillman were a duo that even those new to

classical music could not resist. On the program were works by composers from various cultures, brilliantly combining the classical and traditional Broadway worlds. The show featured pieces from Sergei Rachmaninoff, the well-known Russian Romantic composer, Spanish classical composer Manuel de Falla and Leonard Bernstein, an American composer known for his creations such as “West Side Story” and “Candide.” Both Stillman and Phillips elaborately portrayed all of the characters and emo-

tions that came with each of these composers’ works. Although I had expected to enjoy the English works best, overall Rachmaninoff’s works stole my soul. The English pieces such as “A Little Bit of Love” and “My House” were classics that were performed with warmth and true character, but I have to admit that something about the Russian took me into the music. The Rachmaninoff was the last set in the program. Between Phillips and Stillman, the music and words flowed together,

creating a story that could be understood by emotion alone (unless you spoke Russian, in which case you’d understand the lyrics as well). The mix of Stillman’s piano genius and Phillips’ velvet vocal tone really brought the stories of Rachmaninoff, Falla and Bernstein to the audience, leaving us in complete joy. So did you miss another good concert? Absolutely! But do not fret, many more concerts will be pouring out of the Nazarian Center in this spring semester line-up.


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Talking about “The King’s Speech” By Michael Martins Mike’s Movies

Hello everyone and welcome back. As you know, this month is the countdown to the Oscars, Hollywood’s biggest night. With that in mind, the movies this month are present Oscar nominees or past winners. This week’s article is about one of the films everyone is talking about, “The King’s Speech” from See-Saw Pictures, released in the United States by The Weinstein Company. The film has 12 nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor for Colin Firth and Best Supporting Actor and Actress for his co-stars Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. The film focuses on the true events surrounding the rise of King George VI of Britain. King George, Bertie to his family (Firth), is not actually supposed to be king. His older brother has been groomed to fill the roll. This has put Bertie in a position of ridicule, mistreatment and bad medical practices. This leads Bertie to be a nervous, frightened man with a heavy stutter. His loving wife Elizabeth (Carter) has been searching high and low in the hopes of finding a doctor to help him with the impediment. Failed attempt after failed attempt has left Bertie depressed and Elizabeth disheartened.

Finally, Elizabeth hears about an Australian speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Rush). The man has a passion for Shakespeare and some unorthodox methods. Both men are stubborn but eventually become friends. Things come to a head when Bertie’s brother renounces the throne soon after ascending it to marry a divorced, American commoner. With Edward in disgrace, Bertie is forced into a position he’s not ready for. England is on the verge of World War II and the king is required to give speeches that will raise the spirits of his people. This film is definitely worth all the praise it has been getting. Firth, Carter and Rush have a chemistry I have not seen too often in films and if Firth does not get the Oscar I will be shocked beyond imagining. The pity one feels for the man is almost instantaneous. It is hard to put into words the things that I liked about this film. I know that is foolish for a film reviewer to say, but it is the truth. All I can say is I enjoyed the film immensely and cannot wait for Oscar night and its release to DVD and Blu-ray. This movie is one to be shared with generations to come. I suggest that you go and see it now before it is out of theaters and you have to wait for its home release. I give it a five out of five, a rarity for me. Take your friends, take your family, take your significant other and see this film!

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“Black Swan” a must-see By Lauren St. Hilaire Reel World

Like any great movie, we’ll begin with a little exposition. I’m Lauren, your new resident film geek, fully equipped with big words and a bombastic attitude. From now on it is my duty to inform you of the latest, greatest and even most heinous films coming soon to a theater near you. I like my films like I like my shoes, high budget and with a point. This column will be extremely biased and brutally honest. And cut. So, in the spirit of starting on a good note, let’s talk about the greatest movie I’ve seen in the past month (and arguably all year), “Black Swan.” Directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, this psychological thriller dances around the ideas of technique, passion, self control, instability and, most evidently, good and evil. The story revolves around Nina, a ballerina who fights for the principle part of the Swan Queen, a dual role, in her company’s production of “Swan Lake.” This role requires that she plays both the white swan (pure and graceful) and the black swan (dark and mysterious). Portman’s character, who is still very innocent and seems

to have lived an all white life, struggles with her role as the black swan which seems to be her polar opposite. The film follows the ballerina’s fixation on perfection, invoking her dark side and her journey to opening night as she morphs (metaphorically, or maybe not) into the Swan Queen. Expect three shades of neuroticism, eroticism and some crazy Dutch angles. The ending leaves you spinning, paying a bit of homage to the Black Swan Theory. (Google it.) I’ve seen the film three times now and each time I find a new aspect or layer to dissect. One of my favorites and probably the most literal and accessible aspect is the way in which “Black Swan” utilizes a very clever peppering of black and white, thematically as well as aesthetically, throughout the film. Whether it’s the director’s apartment, a clean bathroom and a seedy club or the designated divide of good and evil, the colors were there to keep us viewers on track. I’m a firm believer in the importance and brilliance of detail work, of perfect mise-en-scene, and “Black Swan” certainly had it. But beyond all things, beyond all the crazy pans and cuts and perfect sets, I believe

the strongest and most memorable portion of Black Swan’s inevitable success is Natalie Portman’s performance. Casting aside, the fact that Portman willingly grew out her sassy pixie cut for her ballerina role, she also learned to dance the choreography of “Swan Lake” and took part in a rather graphic and compromising lesbian love scene. Portman’s “Black Swan” performance, like many of her others, was extremely visceral and notable. Her dedication, inflection and determination shine through and, if given the chance, there’s not a thing about it I’d change. All in all, “Black Swan” was a phenomenal film, entertaining, engrossing and ultimately satisfying. There were no true moments where I felt disengaged or distracted, nothing felt unnecessary and everything was captivating. I’d recommend this film to viewers who enjoy a real twist, the blurring of reality and fantasy, girl on girl action or to stew for hours in what a film can really say. However, if you’re a little squeamish and like your happily-ever-afters sealed with a definitive kiss and a padlock, I’d say go for “Shrek 4.”


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The Tatami Galaxy By Dan Rohelia Artisan Anime

If there is one thing I am certain of, it’s that most of you who read this column have a pretty firm grasp on the anime formula. Oh, you know the one: that internal blueprint you slowly piece together as you watch more and more anime throughout the years. You expect certain types of characters, specific methods of animation and some sort of coherent plot that usually boils down to “the power of friendship is good”. “The Tatami Galaxy” contains none of these things. It has been a number of years since Japan has thrown me an absolute curveball to knock me off my game. But it wasn’t without effort on my part. I happened across “Tatami” by pure chance while browsing through a database. Perhaps it was the odd box art that the series had, but whatever the reason, I’m glad it attracted my attention. Little did I know that it would lead me to one of the most original, intelligent and artistic anime series to emerge in years. “The Tatami Galaxy” was produced in 2010 by Madhouse Animation and is based on a 2004 novel of the same name by Tomihiko Morimi. It follows an unnamed senior university student across the memories of his “rose-colored campus life” and the disastrous misfortune that befalls him. Rather than relying on a wide story arc, “Tatami” focuses on a single story that is retold in a different way in each of the series’ eleven episodes. Each episode features the protagonist reflecting on a particular college club and the misadventures that entailed. The protagonist narrates the story with the viewer in mind, describing his experiences and the characters he encountered over the course of two years. Among them is Ozu, a sinister engineering student who the protagonist likens to a youkai and often depicts as

a fish-lipped, shadowy demon of a man who brings him a great deal of misfortune in each episode. The next major character is “Master,” Higuchi, an eighth-year student who always wears a yukata and acts as the protagonist’s sensei. Then there’s Akashi, a female engineering student who is often the center of the protagonist’s affection. Learning each of those names took me almost four episodes, considering how this series is designed. In regards to pacing, “Tatami” is like a runaway AMTRAK that blasted off the track and shattered the sound barrier. It is designed so that you cannot keep up, forcing you to leave a lot to your own imagination. And while many would see this as a bad thing, I actually enjoyed the fact that it encourages viewers to re-watch episodes and notice things they may have missed the first time. This carries over to the narrative structure, which introduces objects and characters that may not make sense until two episodes later. By the halfway mark, everything will begin to intelligently piece together, like a well-written mystery novel. It may blow your mind (and possibly cause a seizure) at first. But, once you’re adjusted to the breakneck pace, you’ll grow to appreciate the uniqueness even more. What is perhaps the most interesting facet of “Tatami” is the animation, which shuns nearly every element of mainstream anime. Rather than playing by the book, “Tatami” throws the anime handbook under the bus and instead experiments with a much more non-conventional art style. The show uses a combination of hand-drawn cells and heavily filtered live action film, each in distinct color schemes and palettes. The characters are hand-drawn and sketch like, depicted with minimal shading and often exaggerated features

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(Higuchi, for example, is akin to a classic samurai with a massive chin). Visual metaphors decorate the narrative flow, often cutting away to an abstract or obscure thought as seen by the protagonist. Think of a cross between traditional Japanese art and a 1960s Hanna Barbera cartoon. Indeed, the visual style is anime in the loosest sense of the word, as we know it. However, if by anime you mean “Japanese animation,” then you are most certainly correct. Some of the greatest experiences happen by accident and I’m glad that I happened across it. Unsurprisingly, no one in my social circle had even heard of this little masterpiece. In America, it would win the “Most underrated anime” award for 2010. While in Japan, it would (and did) win the grand prize in the Japan Media Arts Festival, with good reason. If you’re looking for something artsy and original that tears down borders, then “The Tatami Galaxy” is definitely worth your time. If you’re hesitant to buy yet another DVD just because I told you to, rest easy knowing that the entire series has been subbed by Funimation and is free (and legal) to stream on YouTube. It should be noted, however, that I would more than happily fork over cash for this series, and that’s saying something.

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School is extremely important, but you also need some down time from hitting the books. My suggestion is to play some awesome video games and there are some absolutely fabulous games coming out in the first half of the year. The first part of this two-part installment will show you guys exactly the games you’re going to want to be playing this semester for the Xbox 360 and the PS3. Bulletstorm: This game is a first person shooter for both 360 and PS3 made by EA Games. But it’s not your everyday shooter. The point of this game is to kill in the most sadistic and stylish way possible. This game is going to be absolutely nuts. There are a few different things that you don’t often see in first person shooters today. First is what they call “the leash,” which pulls enemies out of hiding and right in front of your gun for hours of great killing fun. There is also a melee kick. That’s for when you just want to add insult to a gunshot wound. “Bulletstorm” releases Feb. 22. Killzone 3: This is another

first person shooter, but it’s a PS3 exclusive made by Sony. Sorry, 360 fans. It’s Move compatible and for those who don’t know what the Move is think Nintendo Wii with better graphics. Now, I wasn’t a huge fan of “Killzone 2” for many reasons. For instance, you throw a grenade and the enemy apparently has superior armor because, even if you hit him straight in the face with it, only his helmet flies off and he still has enough sense to shoot you. But I’m hoping for things like that to be fixed. Fans of the “Killzone” series should definitely pick it up and anyone who wants to try the first real shooter for the Move should try it too. This game also releases on Feb. 22. Mortal Kombat: Does anyone remember the old school “Mortal Kombat,” button mashing with your friends as Sub Zero and Johnny Cage? Well, Warner Home Video Games is giving this franchise a reboot on the 360 and PS3. “Mortal Kombat” has always been one of my favorite games, but when Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe came out, I was sorely disappointed. Fatalities weren’t fatalities. Yeah, it was See GAMES Page 21

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Return of the speedy blue devil By Robert Lefebvre Rob’s Game Shelf

I was always a Sonic fan in my childhood. While others stuck with a plumber or some chosen warrior, both with the hope of rescuing a girl that has no intention of rewarding them, I stuck with that cool blue hedgehog that went really fast and kept stopping that bald guy in the weird machines. Back in the classic days of Sonic, I always loved the fastpaced action with the brilliant side-scrolling and path-finding. But at the turn of the century, developers decided Sonic needed to evolve. They made him go 3D, gave him the ability to talk, actually worked out plot elements and made real, interactive worlds rather than just emotionless landscapes. Thus we were brought “Sonic Adventure” for the Dreamcast. The one thing that attracted me to the game was seeing an article about it in the newspaper and there was a big picture of Sonic getting chased by a killer whale. I didn’t need anything else to sell me on it. I wanted to get the game simply so I could play the level where Sonic gets chased by a killer whale. But when I played the game, I found that the killer whale scene was simply a 10 second portion of a speed course level. Oh, the disappointment. I believe that was the day my

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cool beating Superman’s butt as the Joker, but the “teen” rating really brought it down. With this reboot of the classic fighting game and with the rating going back up to “M” for mature, I have high hopes

innocence was stolen by a journalist and my skepticism for games was born. I still owe that writer a stern finger of my own. While upon reflection “Sonic Adventure” wasn’t a bad game, it was the start of a long chain of terrible “Sonic the Hedgehog” games. And I had given up long ago. For years, I have friends that will testify to this, I have said that Sonic Team should make a Sonic game in the classic style but with new graphics and effects. Well, apparently Sonic Team had a satellite pick up on my brain waves and decided I was right and it was exactly what they needed to get back on their feet. But even then they somehow managed to fumble the ball. Thus we have “Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I” for the Xbox Live Arcade, Play Station Network and WiiWare. Yeah, apparently all the other games didn’t count as sequels. Aren’t we at 25 at this point? Anyway, it’s the same general idea as the first games. Dr. Robotnik (that’s right, I said Robotnik because that’s his name, not that stupid Eggman crap) is trying to take over the world with the power of the Chaos Emeralds and it’s up to Sonic to stop him. The game is a side-scroller with some puzzle-platforming elements. You run around defeating enemies and dodging obstacles for several stages, culminating in a battle with Dr. Robotnik. If you’ve played the classic games, this will all feel familiar and the nostalgia will

come flooding back. But I can’t judge this game in terms of yesterday’s standards; it needs to be judged by today’s because it came out in October. The graphics are certainly nice and the level designs are well done, even though a couple of them are throwbacks to levels from the previous games. Although I do have to question the design choice of giving Sonic his fancy new long haired dreadlock look. I think we could have done without that. There is some catchy and enjoyable music to go along with the levels, which is to be expected of the “Sonic” games as they always manage to have great music. I do have to wonder, though, why they went with some kind of circus theme for the music when you battle Dr. Robotnik. As far as gameplay is concerned, it’s not bad. It does adhere to the “Sonic” games of old with a couple of new elements. You run around collecting rings (I have to admit I miss that sound of picking them up), you spin dash to gain speed, you jump on bumpers to reach new heights or speed and you smash monitors to gain more rings or power-ups, such as a shield, extra speed or invincibility. There was one new feature in which Sonic now has a double jump where he can hone in on enemies to destroy them, as well as reach ledges or other power-ups, bumpers or rings. But there are some flaws. The physics system is really off.

Reaching heights isn’t always as easy as it looks. And sometimes the same method in reaching one that failed you earlier will work later in the same spot. Also, when you want to jump, you can find yourself hitting the button twice and doing the double jump, therefore dumping yourself off the platform into the realm of bottomless uncertainty. Most of the battles with Robotnik are throwbacks to boss battles from other games. Therefore I know exactly how to fight him without any challenge. But towards the end of the fight, they throw in an added twist that suddenly makes it challenging, which was a good idea. There was one boss fight that was completely original and was actually pretty brilliant in its simple design. It led me to wonder why all the other battles couldn’t have been original. The camera was actually pretty annoying too as it is very close to Sonic. You can’t really see much of the environment around Sonic, therefore you

can’t quite see the pitfall about to come or the giant barrel about to crush you. But what got to me the most was that Sonic’s speed is gone. That’s right; he’s nowhere near as fast as he used to be. There are some parts where you gain some considerable speed, but not enough that makes me feel this is a real Sonic game. Whenever he moves, he even starts out walking. That’s just an insult to every classic Sonic fan. I guess the only benefit to this game being episodic is that the developers will have time to scan my brain waves again and fix the things wrong with it so the next episode will be better. On the whole, “Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I” looks all right and plays all right, it just doesn’t play as well as the old, classic games. If they were aiming for pure nostalgia, then mission accomplished, but if they were aiming for a big time Sonic comeback, then mission failed. Try again?

for this game and already have my copy pre-ordered. “Mortal Kombat” releases April 9. L.A. Noir: This is the game I’ve been waiting for since its announcement early last year. It’s a Rockstar game (you know, those guys who brought you GTA and Red Dead Redemption) for the PS3 and 360. But it’s not going to be completely like the Rockstar games you

know and love. It’s a mystery game and you play a detective searching the streets of Los Angeles. So, yes, it has the big, expansive world and sandboxstyle gameplay that you’re used to from this producer. A bad-ass leading man and what’s rumored to be one of the most developed story lines that Rockstar Games has ever developed have put this game in the spotlight from

other big name titles releasing in the early months of 2011. Another top selling game for Rockstar? Probably. This game releases May 17, so keep an eye out for it. Everyone needs a little escape from the harsh world of minimum wage, classes and the tedium of homework. So just do what I do. Pick up the hottest games or even pick up

an old favorite. Sit down on your butt with a bag of chips and Mountain Dew and relax. For all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Or girl, in my case. Catch me next week for the hottest games coming out for the Nintendo Wii and DS.

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Under the Radar PANTyRAiD: Audio Fondling Your Girlfriend

Local Events The Lion King

Until Feb. 20 11 a.m. - 6. p.m.

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Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St. Providence

The Providence Speakeasy Feb. 26 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

$55 each, $100 pair

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet 60 Rhodes Place, Providence

The hit Broadway musical returns to Providence, bringing with it a show that features amazing props and choreography that you don’t have to a fan of the Disney animated movie of the same name to enjoy. The Tony Award-winning musical has received rave reviews throughout its tour and never fails to impress when it returns to Providence. “The Lion King” has been playing at the Providence Performing Arts Center since Feb. 1, so be sure to catch it before it leaves PPAC on Feb. 20.

“A Night of Gambling, Gangsters and a Roaring Great Time!” Stop by the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet for a night of gambling to benefit The Epilepsy Foundation of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire & Maine. Live like you’re back in the roaring ‘20s at a real speakeasy for a night of blackjack, poker, roulette and craps. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on auction items, sample delicious food and enjoy ‘20s-style live music. Each guest is given $10,000 in play “dough” for the night to use at each of the event’s table games. There will also be booths that will educate guests on the Foundation, so stop by and support a good cause.

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Don’t let these guys’ unorthodox name turn you off to their music. PANTyRAiD is one of the next upcoming electronic music producers to hit the states and I won’t be shocked to see these guys dominating techno clubs and electronic venues in the next few years. PANTyRAiD is the brainchild of Martin Folb (aka MartyParty) and Josh Mayer (aka Ooah). This electronic duo stands out against similar artists, such as Cookie Monsta, due to the band’s broad range of sounds which meld together, making each track fresh from one another. Their music isn’t dominated with bass like similar acts. In fact, these guys seemed to have developed a nearly perfect mix of hard-hitting bass, powerful beats, audio effects and blending of both in-your-face and background vocals. These guys will get you off your feet, or at least get you pumped up. The duo’s sound is described on their official website as “a new flavor of urban beat, a fresh new sexy sound that draws those that love to dance.” I recently heard these guys blasting through the speakers at Club Hell on a Saturday night, which leads me to believe that they’re finally starting to get noticed in a club scene dominated by dance remixes of pop songs, so I hope to see them hit the mainstream soon. Checkout PANTyRAiD’s official website to download their free “2010 MiniMix.”

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Slightly Stoopid

Our Last Night

Flogging Molly

Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel 79 Washington St., Providence

Club Hell 73 Richmond St., Providence

Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel 79 Washington St., Providence

Tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of Doors 7:30 p.m., show 8:30 p.m.

Tickets $10 Doors 6 p.m., show 6:30 p.m.

Tickets $25 in advance, $28 day of Doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.

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Arts & Entertainment News Opening weekend to Justin Bieber documentary a sucess

The greatly anticipated documentary about pop icon Justin Bieber has received commercial success in its opening weekend that began on Feb. 11. Fans of the teenage singer flocked to theaters causing “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” to nearly claim the top grossing slot of the Valentine’s Day weekend. The concert documentary nearly beat out “Just Go With It,” and lost in a photo finish, according to Yahoo Movies. “Just Go With It” finished its opening weekend grossing $31 million while “Justin Bieber: Never say Never” grossed $30.3 million.

Lady Gaga wins Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy Pop sensation Lady Gaga walked away with the Grammy for “Best Pop Vocal Album,” beating out popular artists Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, John Mayer and Susan Boyle. The 53rd Grammy Awards aired Sunday, Feb. 13. Lady Gaga made headlines throughout the night, again turning heads with her costume choices and her early arrival to the awards show encased in an egg structure carried by barely dressed men and paraded down the red carpet. The 24-year-old pop singer also debuted her highly anticipated single “Born This Way” when she took the stage early in the award show. In her acceptance speech Lady Gaga thanked Whitney Houston, calling her the inspiration for her new single. Courtesy dailymail.co.uk

Guitar Hero to be discontinued

Russell Brand to star in “Arthur” remake

Game publisher Activision has announced that its mega-hit rhythm-based game franchise “Guitar Hero” will be discontinued, according to NME Magazine. Originally released in 2005, the “Guitar Hero” series has released five sequels as well as numerous spin-off games. “DJ Hero”, another popular Activision series, will be following “Guitar Hero” to the chopping block. The sudden drop of the two series is reportedly due to low sales, with Activision’s chief executive Eric Hirschberg reported by www.gameindustry.biz as saying, “We simply cannot make these games profitable based on current market and demands.” The loss of Activision’s popular rhythm series may result in the loss of 500 jobs.

British comedian and actor Russell Brand will star alongside Jennifer Garner in the remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore film of the same name. The movie’s plot seems to have stayed relatively the same and revolves around the heir to a billion dollar business empire who risks being cut off from his family’s fortune. The film will also feature Greta Gerwig. “Arthur” hits theaters April 8.

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The Airborne Toxic Event announce new album

Los Angeles-based alternative rock band The Airborne Toxic Event has announced their sophomore album on their website. The album is called “All at Once” and will be released on April 26 in North America, one day after its European release. This album is the follow-up to the band’s self-titled debut album that was released in 2009 and received quick commercial success. The band announced their most recent single, “Changing,” on their website on Jan. 21 and it became available for download on Feb. 1. The band is currently on a European tour with no future North American dates scheduled, according to their official website.

According to surveys among fans in a broad range of ages it seems that Charlie Sheen has not damaged his image or the image of the hit TV show “Two and a Half Men,” according to Reuters. The survey, originally released in the show business newspaper, demonstrates quite the opposite of what critics expected, proving that the more Sheen parties the better he seems to look in front of his fans. The poll of 700 Americans, ranging from 13 to 59 years old, has shown that 90 percent of those who described themselves as “avid fans” don’t believe Sheen has harmed his image. The survey also shows that 26 percent of all those surveyed actually responded more favorably to the actor after his unseemly behavior and only 4 percent of those surveyed think that Sheen should be removed from his hit program.


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does not seem to know what exactly to believe. She is not a character that is easy to like. Her professor however, has an easy-going personality and a fondness for words which he shows by proudly displaying his large vocabulary. In the beginning he is just giving a helping hand. But as the play progresses, John becomes angrier and angrier, until he reaches the breaking point. This play is far from your typical tragedy. No omens or deaths. Instead David Mamet uses the dramatic influence of “Oleanna” to force the audience to think. The boundaries of right and wrong are pushed so much that Taylor is anticipating a debate among the

Arts & Entertainment audience. As a director, he will be sure not to take sides in this discussion, because he cannot say which character is guilty or not. “Oleanna” was one of two plays that Taylor submitted to a committee to be considered as a Mainstage production. The board chose this play because it only requires two actors and with the performance of “Pippin” in the American College Theatre Festival, RIC’s Mainstage Theater could not afford to use many actors and crew members. Taylor admits that it is much harder to direct only two actors in a show such as “Oleanna.” He says that directing is difficult because he is working with two students who are still developing as actors, especially in a play as wordy as “Oleanna.” While some plays have narration and mono-

logues, Oleanna is written so that the two characters are constantly conversing. There is a lot of banter and arguing, with characters continuously cutting each other off in speech. Taylor explains, “Actors are trained to listen to each other. But these two characters are not listening to each other, which makes this even more difficult.” He is proud of Charlene Pratt and Kevin Killavey, though, because they have succeeded in not only memorizing the lines but really performing the script in a manner that is natural and relaxed. He has no qualms about the show, despite the obstacles that had to be overcome. Performances of “Oleanna” will run from Feb. 16-20 in the Helen Forman Theatre and will include a 10-minute intermission.

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Album Quick Picks

Eliza Doolittle “Eliza Doolittle”

Parlophone Records

The freshman album from the English pop artist features popular singles “Pack it Up,” “Skinny Genes” and “Roller Blades.” Not yet striking it Courtesy of aaamusic.co.uk big here in the states, this U.K.-based artist has hit the mainstream across the pond. Doolittle has a unique sound which includes elements of jazz. However, her often-cutesy style may not be a hit with every listener, so be sure to check out this artist before buying the album.

Pretty Lights “Taking up Your Precious Time” Pretty Lights Music

Mega-hit electronic artist Pretty Lights’ 2006 debut album “Taking up Your Precious Time” stands out with singles such as “FiCourtesy of freebeat.org nally Moving” and “Almost Familiar.” This artist’s ambient beats are great to relax to while some of this album’s tracks will get you up and dancing. This artist has since released several other albums and is headlining Cancun’s Electric Beach Spring Break festival. “Taking up Your Precious Time” is free to download on Pretty Lights’ official website, along with the rest of their releases if you register for their e-mail list.

Manchester Orchestra “Mean Everything to Nothing” Sony Music Entertainment

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lake water to be breathtaking. However, some photographs were unneeded. One in peculiar was just a bathing suit hanging in a bathroom and another, a chair in front of a window with a small amount of light penetrating into the room. While I enjoy the minimalistic nature of these pieces, I wonder what the exact intent of these photographs was. These photos seemed too overused; they seemed to dominate the exhibit and took away from some of the artist’s better works. As RIC Sophomore Kyle Grant put it, “(I’m) Not very impressed with this, you know it seems like any four year old kid with a camera could take these kinds of pictures. I mean I don’t see what the big deal is.” However the exhibit seems to bring a mixed reaction with another visitor of the gallery stating, “It’s something you can’t see yourself, so you’re able to enjoy someone else’s experience. I think it is a beautiful collection. It’s accessible. You don’t have to wonder what it’s about. You can get it on many levels”, said Maurice Trottier. Edward Taylor, a RIC Sophomore, also had this to say, “I like some of these pictures from Petra, places like these are hard to travel to so it’s something

Arts & Entertainment that I appreciate more than say a picture of a bathing suit. They are good pictures. He (Sharlin) is a good photographer, better than what I could do, that is for sure. I wish there were some color ones (pictures).” This exhibit is definitely worth the walk across campus to checkout between classes, but I can’t say that this is the best exhibit that I’ve ever attended. If you take the time to visit the Bannister Gallery I most recommend the artist’s, “Jordan Series,” which is located on the left wall of the gallery. I really enjoyed Sharlin’s international photos since they seemed to capture the different cultures and landscapes so well. However his, “From a Small Island Series 2007-2010,” for the most part did not inspire a lot of interest or emotion in me. Meeting Jonathan Sharlin at the gallery’s opening night, I had an opportunity to have an interview with Jonathan Sharlin himself about his history and thoughts on the work. Anchor Newspaper: Why did you choose to become a photographer? Jonathan Sharlin: At a very young age, in my teenage years, I developed an interest. My Dad was an amateur photographer and I found that I produced better photos than he did. (With a slight laugh)We built a dark room in the house. Oh and he was a radiologist. I was hired over the summer to develop his

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x ray film for him. I was also on newspaper and yearbook, taking pictures for them. Then I finally became an art and music major in college. I eventually took more of an interest in art, dropped the music part and started to teach Photography on the side. AN: What was the inspiration for your project “Here and There” and how long did it take to create your project? JS: On the Jordan series, that was one trip in 2010. It was three weeks long and took a few months to print. The “from a small island” has been a work since 1989. It’s from a peninsula in Michigan from

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2007-2010. Only in the summer though. The two diptyches in the back of the room are from here in Rhode Island. For the inspiration, well James Montford was a college friend of mine and I was at the opening of his gallery. He asked me if I was interested in opening one of my own and I said yes! I got an opportunity and took it to show off my work. AN: Do you have any favorite places to photograph? JS: Well definitely Michigan on Little LaSalle Island. In addition, Rhode Island parks, Lincoln Woods, Weetamoo Woods, and Southern Massachusetts. I got interested in the area when I used to walk my dog and I would take my camera. AN: Are you a native Rhode Islander? JS: I’m originally from New Jersey but I’ve lived here for the past 30 years. AN: Who has been your biggest inspiration? JS: I had good photo teachers; my wife has been a big one, especially on travels. Edward Westons, because his life and his work do go together, I also seem to respond well to his work. Some other photographers would be Mark Klett and Linda Connor for their sympathetic qualities. AN: Do you prefer black and white photos or color? What time of day produces the best quality of photo?

JS: Well you have seen my gallery; of course, I shoot in black and white. However, when I shoot commercially, I usually do it in color. All the photos in the gallery are silver prints or analog. Most photographers shoot in digital but not me. For the time of day, I would say early in the morning or latter in the day. At the conclusion of the last question, I thanked Mr. Sharlin. One final note on the gallery, some of Sharlin’s past students are being featured in the hall space gallery that runs along the outside of Bannister Gallery. If you do go to see “Here and There”, I suggest you check out the hallway photos because personally, I liked them better than the main exhibit. One honorable mention was Michael Collington, whose pieces were of abandoned building which I have always had an interest in. So personally, I connected better to them. The pictures were clear, in color and had an almost painting like quality to them, which I enjoyed. Overall, I have to say that I enjoyed Jonathan Sharlin: Here and There, Photographs, but I did have a few complaints. However if you’re a fan of photography or just looking for something to fill your time between classes then this exhibit is worth checking out. Bannister Gallery is hosting the exhibit until Feb. 23.


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Freshmen Craig Amado and Brandon Aikens have developed into forces to be reckoned with for the Rhode Island College men’s indoor track team in their rookie seasons. Amado, who earned Little East Conference men’s track and field rookie of the week honors twice this season, and Aikens, who earned the honors in three consecutive weeks this season, led a contingent of six Anchormen who earned a total of 12 All-Alliance honors at the 2011 New England Alliance and Little East Conference Championships hosted by the University of Southern Maine on Saturday, Feb. 12. The New England Alliance is a combination of competitive track teams from the Little East and Massachusetts State College (MASCAC) conferences.

The Anchormen placed fifth out of 10 teams in the Alliance (67.0) and fourth out of six teams in the Little East Conference (71.0). The University of Southern Maine won both the Alliance and Little East championships, with point totals of 151.0 and 182.0, respectively Amado was outstanding for the Anchormen, earning four individual N.E. All-Alliance finishes and establishing two new program records and RIC’s lone event victory in the process. Amado won the 400m (50.16). He broke his own program records from earlier this season in the long jump (6.68m), where he finished third overall and the triple jump (14.32m), where he took second. Amado also earned N.E. All-Alliance honors by finishing sixth in the 200m (23.33). Not to be outdone, Aikens earned two N.E. All-Alliance honors by finishing third in the

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Amado breaks two records and wins 400m for Anchormen 200m (23.06) and eighth in the 55m dash (6.74). Sophomore standouts George N’Tow and Connor McCloskey each earned a pair of N.E. All-Alliance honors for their efforts. Senior Kyle Duguay and sophomore Shawn Stadnick earned N.E. All-Alliance honors for the Anchormen as well. The Rhode Island College

women’s indoor track and field team also had a strong showing at the 2011 N.E. Alliance and Little East Conference Championships. Seven studentathletes earned a total of eight All-Alliance honors for the Anchorwomen. As a team, the Anchorwomen placed seventh out of 10 teams in the Alliance with 47.0 points and fourth out of six teams in the Little East Conference with 70.0 points. The University of Southern Maine won both the Alliance and Little East championships, with point totals of 162 and 214, respectively. Sophomore Kim Mangum was the only Anchorwoman to win an event with her 10.68m showing in the triple jump.  Mangum earned N.E. All-Alliance honors again with a third place leap in the long jump (5.15m). She also placed 15th in the high jump (1.43m).

A trio of freshmen Jessica Graham, Natasha Miller and Katie Palumbo earned N.E. All-Alliance honors with strong performances as well. The Anchorwomen’s 4x800m relay team of Desrosiers, Graham, freshman Chelsea Marshall and seniors Jamie Nunes and Katie Desrosiers established a new program record (10:29.24), surpassing their collective record set earlier this season. Their effort was good for third place in the event and received N.E. All-Alliance honors. Qualifying members of the Anchormen and Anchorwomen indoor track and field teams will be back in action at the New England Division III Championships on Feb. 18-19 at MIT in Cambridge.

RIC gymnasts post season-high score at Southern Connecticut State By George Bissell Sports Editor

The Rhode Island College women’s gymnastics  team placed third with a 162.000-point showing at a tri-meet hosted by Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday, Feb. 12. The Anchorwomen were bested by the hosting Owls (185.825) and Brockport State (184.750). RIC’s score was its highest point total of the season, besting its previous mark by 5.600 (156.400). In her first action of the season, RIC junior Kate Bachelder placed third in the all-around

competition with a score of 33.625. Bachelder placed 13th on vault (8.700), 14th on bars (7.900), 12th on beam (8.200) and 12th on floor (8.825). Bachelder’s showing on the floor was the highest RIC score on any event during the afternoon’s competition. Freshman  Courtney Mailloux placed fourth in the all-around (31.450).  Mailloux placed 14th on vault (8.350), 15th on bars (7.250), 18th on beam (7.600) and 18th on floor (8.250). Freshman Megan Saucier continued her strong rookie season posting the highest finish of any RIC competitors on

any individual event, taking ninth on vault (8.875).  Saucier also posted a 12th place finish on beam (8.200). The Owls of Southern Connecticut had just one first place finish on the day and used a balanced attack to secure the overall victory on Senior Day. Brockport State senior Kaitlin Dewey had a career day, posting four personal best scores and a new school record performance on the uneven bars (9.775) to lead the Golden Eagles to a second place finish. The Anchorwomen will be in the Murray Center one final time, hosting West Chester on Saturday, Feb. 19.

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The 2010-2011 RIC gymnastics team.


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By George Riccio Anchor Sports Writer

The Rhode Island College wrestling team ended their regular season last week at home beginning with a 37-6 win over Coast Guard Academy on Tuesday, Feb. 8. The Anchormen defeated the Bears in eight of the ten weight classes, including pins from sophomore Remington Alves (149 lbs.) and freshman Brandon Regnault (Hvt.). Other highlights on the night included a major decision victory for junior captain Brandon Gauthier (125 lbs.), who bumped up a weight class to compete at 133 lbs. On the same night, senior Brendan Guarino (174 lbs.) bested his second straight NEWA ranked opponent in Coast Guard’s Will Stark in a 13-7 decision victory. Guarino competed most of the season at 165 lbs. but recently moved up a weight class and has since dominated his competition. On Sunday, Feb. 13 RIC held their final home regular season competition of the year at the Murray Center in a Trimeet with Trinity College and Bridgewater State College. RIC took on Trinity first, and though they fought hard, the Anchormen fell 19-22. Highlights included another Guarino victory, in which he bested his opponent in the

final seconds to pull out a win. Seniors Travis Drappi (133 lbs.) and Kevin Sutherland (149 lbs.) and sophomore Ryan Rheaume (157 lbs.) all earned decision victories for RIC, but it wasn’t enough in the end. The final match of the day pitted the Anchormen against Bridgewater State, which was a rematch from the NEWA Dual Tournament back in January. In a heartbreaking loss, the Anchormen fell 16-15. Though the loss was very difficult to get over, the match wasn’t without its highlights. Junior Brandon Gauthier defeated the number one ranked NEWA 125 lbs. wrestler in Bridgewater State junior Ken Francis in a 9-8 decision victory. Regnault beat freshman Ricky Caruso of Bridgewater State in a 3-2 match; Caruso is also ranked in the conference. Sutherland picked up his second win on the day and freshman Josh Baker (141 lbs.) beat his opponent in a 6-5 decision. Anyone can look at this past weekend in two ways. First, they can say that RIC lost to two teams that “on paper” they should have beat, but wrestling without 141 lbs. junior standout Michael Trasso or their regular 165 lbs. freshman wrestler Dustin Wilcox made the difference. However, they can also say that RIC really battled against the tougher opponents

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Kevin Sutherland gets in position for a takedown. to get those close victories and the evidence is in the scores. In all five victories against Bridgewater State, the margin of victory was three points or less for RIC. Leaders like Gauthier, Sutherland, Guarino and Drappi really set the example for what it takes to win those close matches. Gauthier went out against a nationally ranked, conference leading and 2009 NEWA finalist and beat him. Not only did he win, he dominated Francis on his feet, taking him down three times. Guarino and Drappi also got big wins in the closing seconds of their matches and those wins were very important in the scope of the match. Yes, RIC did have a rough weekend as a team, wrestling without a full lineup, but getting those individual wins is

so important at this point in the season for seeding that it really was a victory for RIC in the grand scheme of things. Sunday was also a day honoring the RIC wrestling alumni and the 2011 senior class. The seniors this season include Christopher Dean (184 lbs.), Brendan Guarino and captains Travis Drappi and Kevin Sutherland. Over the past four years, these four wrestlers have meant so much to the wrestling program and all anyone has to do is look at the success of the team since this class’s arrival to see it. Their freshman year, RIC placed at the National Duals, was second at the NEWA Duals, won three invitational tournaments and won the NEWA Conference title, finishing the season ranked fourteenth in the country. Sutherland and

Drappi earned All-New England Honors and were full-time freshmen starters, Guarino was the full-time 165 lbs. starting wrestler and Dean shared time at the 184 lbs. and 197 lbs. spots. In their sophomore year, RIC was again second at the NEWA duals and was third in the NEWA Conference. Sutherland captured the Conference Title and earned Outstanding Wrestler honors as well. Last season, RIC was fourth at the NEWA Duals, Sutherland was a National Qualifier yet again and Drappi won three individual tournaments. Both Sutherland and Drappi were All-New England wrestlers once again. In addition to these accolades, this senior class earned scholarathlete awards, Academic All-American awards and consistently beat the 3.0 GPA team goal. With this graduating class, RIC loses four full-time starters, two of whom were four year starters and four team leaders. It is truly going to be hard to replace such a hard-working group of young men and they will surely be missed next season. The post season begins for the Anchormen with the NEWA futures tournament on Sunday, Feb. 20 followed by the NEWA Conference tournament at Trinity College on Feb. 26 and 27.

The good, the bad and the ugly Isles, Penguins brawl sparks debate off the ice. By George Bissell Sports Editor

It all began on Feb. 2, when Pittsburgh Penguins forward Max Talbot leveled a hit on New York Islanders forward Blake Comeau. Talbot wasn’t penalized for the hit, which gave Comeau a concussion, but his hit proved to be the powder keg that sparked a brawl in the

final minute between Penguins instigator Matt Cooke and the Islanders. The scrum ended with a goalie fight in which Pen’s goalie Brent Johnson infamously dropped the Isles injury riddled goalie Rick DiPietro with a single punch. In the rematch between the two teams on Friday, Feb. 11, the Islanders did exactly what any hockey team at any level with any sense of pride does, get even. By the end of the Islanders 9-3 rout of the Penguins,

346 penalty minutes were assessed, 10 players were ejected, 15 fighting majors were dished out and 20 game misconducts were handed out to both sides. On several occasions, the all out brawls on the ice were reminiscent of the Charlestown Chiefs in the movie “Slapshot.” The Islanders’ Trevor Gillies, Matt Martin and Michael Haley played the Hansen brothers’ roles to perfection, but paid a hefty price for their actions after the game.

The N.H.L. fined the Islanders $100,000 but levied no fine on the Penguins. Two Islanders were suspended for their actions: Gillies got nine games for elbowing the Penguins’ Eric Tangradi in the head and repeatedly punching him while he was down and Martin received four games for repeatedly punching the Penguins’ Max Talbot from behind. The Penguins’ Eric Godard was given an automatic 10game suspension for leaving the

bench to join a fight between Haley and Johnson, who once again found himself in the middle of the scrum throwing punches. By the end of the third period there were more players on the ice than were left on both benches. Penguins owner Mario Lemieux had the strongest opinion of anyone about the fighting that took place on the ice between the two teams. See

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and has three goals and assists. Sgambato, a North Providence native, ranks third all-time in program history in wins for a goalkeeper and got the start in his final home game. Moscarelli, a Cranston West High School alumnus, is the program’s all-time leader in wins for a goalie and recorded the first shutout in Anchormen history. Moscarelli sat out on Senior Night because of an injury, but will be ready for the Anchormen’s playoff run. The Anchormen’s hard effort was rewarded early on as RIC capitalized on their first power play opportunity when assistant captain Nico Drougas buried his first of the year with a backhand shot from the slot. RIC junior captain Gregory Dicomitis gave the Anchormen a 2-0 lead when he beat Hawks junior goalie Alex Lafreniere on a shorthanded breakaway. The 26th goal of the season tied Dicomitis for the team lead in goals with classmate Rob Reall. Despite falling behind by a pair of goals early, the Hawks wouldn’t go away as they scored two unanswered goals to tie the game back up before RIC’s scorers got back to work. Dicomitis and Reall set up Ryan Martins for a one-timer in front of the Hawks net. Martins blasted the puck top shelf past Lafreniere to put the Anchormen back on top 3-2. Minutes later, senior captain Short fired a laser that hit the crossbar and stayed in to put RIC up by a pair, 4-2, heading into the third period. The Anchormen once again were unable to protect the two-goal lead as the Hawks capitalized on a pair of chances, one on the powerplay and one on equal strength, to knot the game at 4-4. With 5:42 remaining in the game, Hawks junior Casey Shaughnessy gave Saint Anselm the lead for the first time in the game off a defensive break down in the RIC zone.

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Junior Captain Greg Dicomitis charges after the puck. The Anchormen wouldn’t go away without a fight when sophomore forward Ross Dexter chipped the puck in off a centering pass from Atwell. The tie would be short-lived as the Hawks got another chance on the power play with just 1:17 left. Reale’s shot from the point was deflected and ended up past Sgambato for the game-winning goal. The final numbers (32 saves, six goals allowed) belied the outstanding effort the Anchormen got from Sgambato who made a number of outstanding saves, robbing several Hawks of sure goals. The next night the Anchormen traveled south to Bridgeport, Conn. for a rematch with the Sacred Heart Pioneers, who handed RIC a loss earlier in the year. Despite illness and injuries holding back the roster, the Anchormen were determined to finish the regular season with a win. Despite goals from sophomores Brad Conway, Spencer Rose and Drougas, the Anchormen ran into a hostile crowd and a pumped up Pioneer team, eventually falling 8-3. After the pair of losses, the Anchormen saw their final record fall to 17-7-1. Playoff-bound The Anchormen end the regular season with an overall record of 17-7-1 (11-1 Colonial Conference). The Anchormen won the Colonial South division for the second straight

season and have earned a first round bye in the NECHA playoffs. On Saturday, Feb. 19 the Anchormen will travel to Nashua, N.H. to play in the semi-finals of the NECHA playoffs. RIC’s possible opponents include Daniel Webster College, Coast Guard Academy and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. RIC posted a 4-1 overall record against those teams this season with the only loss coming to DWC two weeks ago. Coming into the playoffs the Anchormen will rely heavily on the offensive force that is the first line of Dicomitis, Martins and Reall. The trio combined for 76 goals this season. The rough riders of the hard-hitting second line, Short, Mike Young and Seth Tobias, will also have to produce some goals in order for the Anchormen to make a deep playoff run. However, the playoffs are not all about offense. RIC will turn to a defensive core anchored by Drougas, Jack Adamo, Mike Nadiger and Brett Mora. As always, the Anchormen’s fate will rest largely on the shoulders of senior goalie Eric Moscarelli. His standout goaltending has carried the team in the past and will undoubtedly be the difference maker as the Anchormen go after their second straight NECHA Championship.

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spark off the bench with 10 points. With the victory, the Anchormen (15-7, 9-3 LEC) split the season series with the Huskies (9-14, 1-11 LEC), who picked up their lone conference win of the season against RIC on Jan. 11. After cruising to an easy victory, the Anchormen turned their attention to another Little East Conference matchup between Keene State and Western Connecticut State. The Anchormen, who trailed Western Connecticut by one game coming into the weekend after beating the Colonials on the road earlier in the week, moved into a three-way tie with Eastern and Western Connecticut for first place in the Little East Conference standings after Western Connecticut lost to Keene State 82-78. The Anchormen now control their own destiny in the Little East Conference. With victories in their final two conference games against UMass Dartmouth and Plymouth State, RIC will host the Little East Conference tournament

in the Murray Center when it begins on Feb. 22. Gray buried a three-pointer to put RIC up 4-2, with 18:45 left in the first half and from that point on it was all downhill for the Huskies. The Anchormen’s efficient offense and stifling defense allowed them to take a 15 point, 35-22 lead into the half. The Anchormen refused to take their foot off the gas in the second half, taking their largest lead of the game, 33 points, in the final minute of the game. RIC shot 47 percent (29-of-62) from the field and committed just 12 turnovers in the game. Conversely, Southern Maine made just 18-of-59 shots (31 percent) from the field and converted only three of 17 attempts from threepoint range. Compounding the Huskies’ offensive struggles were 17 turnovers. RIC will be back in action in the Murray Center on Tuesday, Feb. 15 against Little East Conference rival UMass Dartmouth. The Anchormen will be keeping a close eye on the Eastern Connecticut vs. Western Connecticut matchup taking place on Tuesday night as well.


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“Hockey is a tough, physical game and it always should be,” Lemieux said in a statement. “But what happened Friday night on Long Island wasn’t hockey. It was a travesty. It was painful to watch the game I love turn into a sideshow like that. “The NHL had a chance to send a clear and strong message that those kinds of actions are unacceptable and embarrassing

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ry.  “We played at our highest level and put together a great win.” Earlier in the week, Southern Maine earned their 900th victory in program history, but were unable to add to it against the Anchorwomen, who never trailed in the contest and picked up their first win over the Huskies since 2009. With the victory, the Anchorwomen (16-6, 7-5 LEC) lock themselves into the fourth seed in the upcoming 2011 Little East Conference Tournament and will host a first round game on Tuesday, Feb. 22. RIC cannot finish any higher or lower in the standings, no matter what happens in its final two league contests. The Huskies (15-8, 10-2 LEC) fall out of first place and are now tied with Eastern Connecticut State for second, one game behind conference leader Western Connecticut State. RIC took an early 6-2 lead but the Huskies tied the game at 6-6 3:49 into the first half. It would be the final time the Huskies tied the game. Over the next 5:23, RIC went on an 11-0 run keyed by a 3-point play by senior guard Lauren Harrington, a jumper by sophomore guard Ashley O’Dell and a pair of layups from Riley. RIC kept the Huskies at bay for the remainder of the first

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to the sport. It failed. We, as a league, must do a better job of protecting the integrity of the game and the safety of our players. We must make it clear that those kinds of actions will not be tolerated and will be met with meaningful disciplinary action. If the events relating to Friday night reflect the state of the league, I need to rethink whether I want to be a part of it.” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said that he was surprised the Penguins were not fined for their role in the Friday

night brawls. Snow said he had no plans to appeal the league’s decision, but noted that no Islanders player left the bench to take part in a fight. The real issue here is what should teams do to respond to hits like the one leveled by Talbot? Or when an instigator like Cooke cheap shots a player? The Islanders retaliated and were harshly fined for it, while the Penguins who caused the Islanders’ response were not hit with a fine. Last season we all criticized the Bruins for not respond-

ing when Marc Savard was elbowed in the head by Cooke. Boston fans were upset that the NHL did not suspend Cooke, but they were angrier at the fact that nobody stood up for Savard and retaliated after the hit. This leads me back to my original question. If the NHL won’t suspend or fine players for cheap shots and hits that cause significant injuries on the ice, but they will when teams respond to those hits, how can a team respond? Hockey is a physical game, hard hits and fighting have always been a

part of the game and I am all for it. What I want to know is why shouldn’t players take matters into their own hands like the Islanders did, when the NHL refuses to fine or suspend players like Cooke who intend to injure other players? The Islanders and Penguins meet for the final time this season on April 8. Will there be more fireworks or did the Islanders settle the score once and for all?

half, taking a 34-22 lead into the half thanks to 15 points and 7 rebounds from Riley. Riley’s match-up with Southern Maine junior forward Courtney Cochran was a war between two of the conference’s marquee forwards. With both players standing at 6-foot-1 and averaging 14 points and 11 rebounds a game, it was a battle of the Little East’s premier forwards all afternoon. Cochran muscled the Huskies back in the second half, scoring 13 of her game-high 22 in the final 20 minutes. Cochran also pulled down 16 rebounds. Despite Cochran’s strong performance, RIC controlled the tempo for most of the second half, with the only scare coming with 2:46 left when Kimberly Rivet’s lay-up brought the USM deficit to 62-55. O’Dell scored the next three points for RIC to ice the game, the win and the Riley-Cochran clash. “It was a fun battle,” said Riley after the game. “My favorite games are the ones when I have to play against a very good player and Courtney is a very good player.” The entire Anchorwomen roster contributed in the key conference victory. Harrington fell one rebound shy of a double-double, with 10 points and 9 boards and O’Dell contributed 12 points. The Anchorwomen picked up the win despite not having sophomore forward Courtney Burns, one of the team’s starters, who missed the game due to a knee injury

suffered against Keene State on Feb. 5. “Courtney is invaluable to us. No one replaces Courtney but everybody just has to do their part with her out,” said Reilly of his sophomore standout. There is no set time table for Burn’s return, but she has become an invaluable asset for the

Anchorwomen, averaging 11.3 points per game this season. The Anchorwomen have a full slate of Little East Conference matchups on their plate this week when they host UMass Dartmouth (7-16, 3-9 LEC) on Tuesday, Feb. 15. On Thursday, Feb. 17 the Anchorwomen will play their final non-conference matchup of the

season against Norwich University (15-7). RIC will play their final game of the regular season on the road at Plymouth State (8-14, 1-11 LEC) on Saturday, Feb. 19.


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RIC Hockey falls to Saint Anselm and Sacred Heart

Playoff-bound Anchormen lose back-to-back games for the first time since ‘08-‘09 By Jack Adamo Anchor Sports Writer

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RIC defenseman Brett Mora dangles through the Saint Anselm defense in the third period.

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Tuesday, Feb. 15 Women’s Basketball RIC vs. UMass Dartmouth 5:30 p.m.

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NEWA Championships 9 a.m.

Women’s Basketball RIC @ Plymouth State 1 p.m.

Men’s Basketball RIC @ Plymouth State 3 p.m.

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RIC vs. West Chester 1 p.m.

The Rhode Island College Club Hockey Team had an action-packed weekend with a home game against the Hawks of Saint Anselm College and an away game at Sacred Heart University. RIC dropped a heartbreaker on Senior Night, 6-5, on a late power play goal by Hawks senior captain David Reale with just 1:19 remaining in the game. In the second game of the weekend, the Anchormen traveled to Sacred Heart University and dropped their second game in a row 8-3. The back-to-back losses marks the first time the team has dropped two in a row

since the 2008-09 season. The Anchormen came out of the locker room inspired after a pre-game ceremony in which the team’s five seniors, Kyle Short, John Ruggieri, Bo Atwell, John Sgambato and Eric Moscarelli, were honored on the ice. Short, a native of Glocester and a Ponaganset High School graduate, came into the game fourth on the team in scoring this season with 14 goals and 12 assists. Ruggieri, also a native of Glocester and a Ponaganset alumnus, has two assists on the season. Atwell, a LaSalle Academy graduate originally from Warwick, missed most of the season but returned recently See HOCKEY Page 30

Choice’s 20 points leads RIC over Southern Maine Anchormen rout Huskies 85-54, take over first place in Little East Conference By George Bissell Sports Editor

The Rhode Island College men’s basketball team took care of business demolishing Little East Conference oppo-

nent Southern Maine, 85-54, in the Murray Center on Saturday Feb. 12. Junior forward Mason Choice scored a game-high 20 points and was one of eleven Anchormen to score in the con-

vincing victory. Senior guard Antone Gray scored 12 points, junior center Mike Akinrola added 10 points and sophomore center Steve Roberts provided a Anchor file photo

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Freshman Ashton Watkins.

Anchorwomen surge past Southern Maine, 69-57 Home court clinched for Little East Conference Tournament By Dan Charest Anchor Sports Writer

In search of a win over one of the top three teams in the Little East Conference standings for the first time this

season, the Rhode Island College women’s basketball team had one more chance to prove it belonged with league’s best and they took full advantage of the opportunity in the Murray Center on Saturday, Jan. 12.  

Fueled by junior forward Rachel Riley’s 13th doubledouble of the season, 21 points and 12 rebounds and 21 points from classmate guard Stephanie Coro, the Anchorwomen knocked off

the first-place Southern Maine Huskies, 69-57. “I’m really proud of our team,” said RIC head coach Marcus Reilly after the victo See WOMEN Page 31


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