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Week of September 13, 2010

Going green? Veronica tells you how. page 13

Sculpture tour brings outdoor art and mixed feelings to campus By Rita Nerney News Editor

New sculptures on campus have caused rise from students and faculty alike, but have evoked both positive and negative responses. Currently, there are two sculptures at the front and back of CraigLee Hall. At the end of September, one more sculpture will join the campus on the grass between the Student Union and the Murray Center. Prof. Tom Cobb, author of “Crazy Heart,” is the director of the Performing and Fine Arts Commission. Art Department Chair Bill Martin originally brought up the idea of sculptures, Anchor Graphic/Casey Gaul

and Cobb agreed that he “liked the idea of a lot of large sculptures on campus, and of funding a public art project. “Most students have never been in our college’s galleries,” Cobb said. “By making this public, everybody gets to participate. You’re forced to interact with it.” The sculptures on campus this year were picked by Bill Martin with the help of some sculpture students. “We’re eventually going to create a student panel that will work with Bill,” Cobb explained, “and they’ll be in charge of choosing three more sculptures for next year.” Martion classified the sculptures as contemporary art. “Intestinal Fortitude,” the stainless steel sculpture near the James P. Adams Library, is Mike Hansel’s work. Hansel is a Tiverton resident and teaches art at St. George’s School

in Newport. He explained his art as “combining the organic and the man-made. Ideally, I’d like to think that nature and industry aren’t really opposites, but more like complementary terms.” “Tall Trikaya,” located between the Art Center and Craig-Lee, was created by Rob Lorenson, an art professor at Bridgewater State College. He described the aluminum structure, “The elements of my work exist in suspended animation. They are situated as though to freeze a moment in time in which they exist effortlessly in space.” “Leader of the Pack” will be installed at the end of the month, and Wendy Kemperer will be welding the pieces of her wrought-iron sculpture together on campus. Kemperer is a full-time artist and resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. See SCULPTURE Page 4

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Moving toward marriage equality Adjunct professor bikes through campus to raise awareness. By Hillary Feeney Anchor Contributor

Some people march, some people chant and some people write in favor of it. Rhode Island College Adjunct Prof. Rick Harris rides his bicycle in support of marriage equality. Harris will cruise around the RIC campus and discuss how marriage equality relates to civil rights with students from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the Quad by the Student Union. His visit to RIC is part of a plan to travel to college campuses throughout the state. Earlier in the day, he will talk to students at Brown See BIKING Page 5

Vote “yes” for creativity on campus By Alexander Paquin Anchor Contributor

On Nov. 2, voters will cast their ballots with an answer for Question 2. If passed, a bond for $17 million will be available for use by Rhode Island College to renovate the Art Center. President Nancy Carriuolo has been a major advocate for the project, which has been desired by students and faculty for years. Art students who are in the Center each day have experienced the need for renovations

first hand. Some students, who wished to have their last names withheld, described ventilation and safety problems within the building. The ventilation system in the building needs quite a bit of improvement, according to campus officials. Leah, a photo student, said that chemicals are “dumped from other rooms into classrooms. For example, smoke from the wood fires flows into the jewelry room.” One classroom in the Center stores clean-up acids. These acids are potentially danger-

ous if not contained properly. Fortunately, the ventilation and containment facilities there are adequate, but art students feel that greater measures should be taken to ensure safety. According to Carriuolo, Rhode Island College has “already spent over $100,000 last year to improve some of the ventilation and safety issues. We expect the renovations, if carried out as planned, will address all remaining concerns.” If the referendum is passed See CREATIVITY Page 3

Courtesy of RGB Architects.

Rendering of the proposed renovations to the Art Center.

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A&E, cont.


Sculpture tour brings outdoor art to campus Two have already been erected, with more on the way.


Your answers in 30 words or less Ask Ari: Makeup, Edward Cullen and bisexuality.


“Castle Talk” Rob’s Album of the Week: Indie punk-rock outfit Screaming Females.


Vote “Yes” for creativity on campus Ballot measure to approve Arts Center renovation.


Going green is easy Simple ways to be more environmentally conscious without breaking the bank.


“The Gods Must Be Crazy” A 1980 slapstick comedy featuring and filmed in South Africa.


Moving toward marriage equality Adjunct professor bikes to campuses for marriage equality.


Calorie counting Health Hype: Determine your BMI and metabolic rate to better manage your weight.


It doesn’t take a second Rob’s Game Shelf: Racing game “Split/Second.”


New Vice President Gearhart finally back in R.I. RIC welcomes the successor to the late Ivy Locke.


Best bites on a budget Dining in Providence: Four places in the city for delicious (and deliciously cheap) meals.


First Council meeting short and sweet Meeting focused on by-laws, enrollment and other issues.



Extreme Makeover: Craig-Lee Edition Much needed renovations made over the summer.


On 9/11, commemorations accompanied by focus on Islam Day of rememberance marked by Islamophobia.

RIC the Vote The importanace of voting.

Sports 28

Treacy’s heroics lead Anchormen over Lasell Men’s soccer wins 2-1 over Lasell.


Smith’s hat trick Women’s soccer shuts out Mitchell College, 4-0.

A&E 19

Homecoming Weekend A preview of the events planned for RIC’s upcoming Homecoming.


Fall Sports Preview: Part Two Anchormen golf, men’s crosscountry and women’s crosscountry.


Open mic night This semester’s first open mic night was a hit.


Killer B’s Women’s tennis puts up a fight, but falls to Emmanuel and Worcester State.


Coheed and Cambria Rocked the Bank of America Skate Center with Deer Hunter and Manchester Orchestra.


Anchorwomen salvage win over Gordon at Brandeis Invitational Women’s volleyball record dips, but ultimately wins.


Who reads the Watchmen? A look at one of the highest-rated graphic novels of all time.


Anchormen poach Eagles Men’s soccer defeats Husson College, 1-0.

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The second new campus sculpture, named “Tall Trikaya.”

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New Vice President Gearhart finally back in R.I. By Rita Nerney News Editor

Rhode Island College has a new Vice President for Administration and Finance. Selected over the summer, William Gearhart was officially hired to replace the late Ivy Locke by the Board of Governors for Higher Education on Aug. 30. Gearhart has held similar positions at other colleges, overlooking the financial affairs of educational institutions. The Administration and Finance Division is responsible for financial and budgetary systems and processes, information services, human resources, security and safety, facilities and operations, publishing services, and capital projects for RIC, according to the college’s Web site. Born in Pennsylvania, as an undergraduate student, he majored in economics at Bloomsburg University, and continued on to attend Suffolk University where he received his MBA. After he received his master’s degree, Gearhart became a business administrator in the Mansfield Public School Sys-

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by voters, RIC will receive $17 million for the badly needed

tem. After five years, he took a job in Franklin, Mass., where he worked at Dean College. “It had the same kind of history as RIC,” he said about Dean. He was there for nine years. He met his wife, got married and moved to her native state of Rhode Island. They lived here from 1980 to 1997. Gearhart has more than 30 years experience in higher education. He decided to move back to the Ocean State and work at RIC for both professional and personal reasons. “My wife and I had family considerations. Our daughter lives in Rhode Island, and our son lives in New Hampshire. Our grandchildren are here. Because we lived here for so long, we have extended family and many friends here, as well.” Gearhart is new to campus, which means he is trying to learn as much as he can about the college. “Right now, I’m really on the learning curve,” he said. “Having gone into a number of organizations as the new person, I try and keep my eyes and ears open, and look and listen and learn.” RIC is the first public college where Gearhart will work. “The fundamental challenge of

taking this position, or, should I say, an interesting aspect of this job,” Gearhart said, “is that this is the first higher education public institution I’ve worked at. The past colleges I’ve been a part of were independent institutions.” Gearhart is concerned with learning the culture and ways of operating a public institution. However, “I don’t perceive it to be a major issue,” he said. “From my limited knowledge of RIC, it looks and feels like other institutions I worked at – not huge, with a similar residential component.” As a public institution, RIC receives state funding. In his new position, Gearhart will use policies and procedures that relate to state-supported funding. The general operations of the job will be similar in terms of managing financial, human and physical resources. Gearhart was impressed with RIC from the moment he stepped on campus for his job interview this summer. “The faculty and staff were very welcoming,” he said. “They were eager to share their positive views of RIC. I look forward to being a part of this campus community.”

renovations and an addition to the Art Center. That money is only a small part of the total borrowed should Question 2 pass – $61 million would go towards the construction of a new chemistry building at the

University of Rhode Island. The renovations to the Art Center will affect more students than just art majors. New art facilities will make the campus more attractive to incoming art students. “We have a preliminary artist’s rendering of what a renovated building that meets programming needs might resemble. Everyone who has seen the rendering has been excited,” Carriuolo described the tentative plans for the new center. The new art students attracted to this facility would make the college community more exciting and innovative, she said. Carriuolo has addressed concerns of the Art Center running

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The present concourse of the Art Center would be covered by an addition under the proposal.

Photo Courtesy of What’s News.

New Vice President of Administration and Finance William Gearhart has been on the job since Aug. 31.

smoothly while the renovations are taking place, should Question 2 pass. “The Art Center would need to be renovated in stages,” she explained. “That means we would need to relocate faculty offices and classes for a period of time to accomplish all the work. There will be some inconvenience, but we will minimize it as much as possible. The end result will be a beautiful building.” Changes to the Art Center will affect the campus in a positive way, making RIC a more attractive and innovative school, and it will make RIC an even more attractive and innovative school and improve the experience of art students,

the projects supporters say. The building, one of the original structures on campus, first came on line over 50 years ago as RIC’s combined student union, dining center and library. It was converted to its current purpose in 1971. Art student Jeff, a painting major, expressed his excitement about the possible renovations. “I’m used to hearing about other buildings on campus being improved, and finally it’s the Art Center’s turn,” he said. “We’re trying to create here,” he said. Question 2 may help RIC students do just that. – With reporting by Nicholas J. Lima


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First Council meeting short and sweet By Eddie Taylor Anchor Editor

The first Council of Rhode Island College meeting focused on increasing faculty power in voting matters, amending Council by-laws involved with Curriculum Committee meetings, and reviewing the general changes occurring on campus. The meeting took place on Friday, Sept. 10 in Student Union 307. The Council, a governing body made up of RIC faculty, has each portion of campus and educational major represented, along with two student seats. Each representative receives an equal vote. The body has historically taken stands on behalf of the faculty on issues of college concern, made recommendations to the administration, and has direct oversight over a wide variety of academic and policy issues through its numerous standing committees. President Nancy Carriuolo, who must ultimately approve recommendations made by Council, was present for the entirety of the meeting. The meeting began at 2 p.m. with Council members taking their seats. The meeting opened with a motion to approve the minutes of the May 7 Council meeting. The only corrections involved attendance. The meeting lacked student representatives, Council Chair Jeffrey Blais announced. “Expect some student members to be here next time. They haven’t been assigned yet,” he explained. Student Community Government, Inc. President Travis Escobar is, by practice, one of those members. While he was unable to attend the first meeting, he said he looks forward to attending meetings in the future. He said that he intends to appoint Dante Tavolaro, a

former SCG Finance Commission non-Parliament member, to the other seat, pending Parliament confirmation. The different committee chairs introduced themselves. There were two vacancies on the Committee on Committees, and Blais asked for nominations or volunteers to these chairs. Director of Web Communications Karen Rubino volunteered to fill one of the vacancies. The meeting continued with proposals of new amendments to the by-laws. The initial by-laws stated that changes to 400/500 level courses required the approval of the College Curriculum Committee. The proposed amendment stated that changes to 400 and 500 courses would require the approval of both the College Curriculum Committee and the Graduate Committee. The amendment to the bylaws passed. Laws, before the meeting, required all six of the college deans to be present at a College Curriculum meeting. The second amendment proposed lowered dean votes to two rather than six. The amendment gave more power to the faculty by lowering the voting the power of the serving deans. Some members of the Council felt that the need for six deans to vote was questionable. The amendment was passed with a unanimous vote. The Council meeting ended with a few words from President Carriuolo. She opened by announcing that the Master’s of Social Work project has been ranked the 10th-most selective in the country. She continued by discussing changes that have occurred or will occur on campus. Referring to the 40 projects going on presently, Carriuolo said, “It looks as if everything is on schedule.”

Carriuolo also announced that the bond planned for the renovation of the Art Center is now listed as Question 2 for both students and faculty to vote on in the upcoming election. She encouraged the Council members to advise their coworkers and students to vote. She mentioned that security cameras recently installed in parts of campus will now be linked to campus security, and also announced that there will be a Green Team push around campus that will encourage students to take bussing, and they will also acquire better-quality bicycles that can be loaned out to students. Carriuolo announced that RIC would collaborate with the New England Institute of Technology for the building of bus shelters, which they hope will be built before winter. The president spent a major portion of her speech on the decrease of enrollment across the board. She stated that both full and part-time enrollment in FTE was down slightly, and the college must keep its enrollment at a steady rate. The decrease in enrollment was averaging slightly over one percent in each category that was mentioned. Carriuolo went on to say that while the campus was overwhelmed last year, the higher enrollment is what allowed for some of the changes that have happened on campus this year. The conclusion of President Carriuolo’s remarks marked the end of the Council meeting. No other arguments or issues were raised, and the meeting adjourned. Council meets monthly, typically on the second Friday of each month. – With reporting by Nicholas J. Lima

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Cobb acknowledged that many students may not like the artwork. “That’s fine if you don’t like it. Not everybody likes every kind of art. And students may tend not to like the sculptures because they’re unfamiliar. They’re just forms, entities unto themselves.” Martin echoed the same sentiment. “This is an educational institution. Being part of things that you don’t understand is important. This is art that is new to many students, and they need to give themselves a chance to get used to it.” The project is funded by the Performing and Fine Arts Commission, which funds all student art organizations

and clubs. Next year, three more sculptures will be added to campus, for a total of six outdoor pieces. The following year, the current sculptures will be rotated out to make room for three new pieces. The pattern will continue, rotating three sculptures out each year. Martin hopes “students will be able to get used to seeing them. An average student who spends four years here will see turnover and new sculptures throughout their stay at Rhode Island College.” Besides teaching art at the college, Martin is a sculptor who has had work shown in various outdoors venues on the East Coast. The idea for the Sculpture Tour came from his own experience in outdoor showings, as well as his encounter with other professors who have brought art onto college campuses.

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New white boards, painted walls and carpeting are among the many improvements made to Craig-Lee Hall over the summer.

Extreme Makeover: Craig-Lee Edition By Luisa Murillo Anchor Staff Writer

Rhode Island College has undergone quite a few renovations during the summer. The brand-new Donovan Dining Center, the vibrant sculptures around the campus and many updated classrooms all attest to a RIC that is slowly reinventing itself. Craig-Lee Hall, built in 1958 and added onto in subsequent years, is seeing its first major renovations in some time. “The renovations in CraigLee have involved updating of the elevator, benches and closets in place of metal lockers in the hallways, painting and replacement of worn flooring, and creation of E-classrooms with white boards in as many of the rooms as possible,” said President Nancy Carriuolo. When looking through the electronic suggestion box, she found that students were hoping to have more places to hang out around campus, use their laptops and chat with others. Since most of the benches

around campus are usually taken up, she had the idea of replacing the unsightly lockers in Craig-Lee with benches. Also, benches have been placed outside of all the buildings at RIC. “In general,” said Carriuolo, “I have asked staff to be alert to spaces where we can create nooks with sitting space for students’ use.” When the Financial Aid offices moved out of the basement in Craig-Lee, more space for new classrooms was created. Since enrollment at RIC has been high in the last couple of years, these classrooms are necessary. These and others on the main floor of the building have been completed. “Our goal is to create comfortable, modern teaching and learning spaces for faculty and students, so I hope these renovations are moving us closer to that goal,” said Carriuolo. All the state colleges and universities have college improvement plans, and at RIC, Carriuolo has been hoping to bring about major remodeling to all the classrooms and buildings. The only obstacle that has

been in the way is the issue of funding these major renovations. Carriuolo decided to use the asset protection funds provided by the state to fix the nagging problems, such as painting railings and replacing the roof in Craig-Lee, until RIC can fund total renovations of the buildings on campus. There are currently over 40 projects at RIC that have changed the aging campus into a more modern one. Other renovations are targeted to be completed this fall, such as to Gaige Hall, Clarke Science and HoraceMann. These are expected to be stretched over a period of six years, said Carriuolo, so smaller renovations are taking place in these buildings while RIC’s Capital Improvement Plan awaits state funds to complete remodeling. Since the recession has hit hard, getting funds has been a bit troublesome, but Carriuolo is grateful for the state’s help, and promises to keep “trying our best to be creative in using those funds to meet student, faculty and staff needs.”


University. He will also visit the University of Rhode Island on Monday, Sept. 20. By visiting college campuses, Harris seeks to explain the importance of securing equal marriage rights for all Rhode Island families, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, and entice students to become activists for the issue. “When we change things in favor of marriage equality across this county it’s going to be because of people that are college age,” said Harris, 58. “It’s really hard to flip somebody my age and change their ideology.” As executive director of the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Harris has a passion for addressing social issues and injustices, he said. Over the past six years, Harris has adopted marriage equality as his cause and volunteered for Marriage Equality Rhode Island. He estimates riding more than 7,500 miles as he visits city halls, state houses and college campuses throughout New England. When Harris bikes for marriage equality, he encourages people to sign his Traveling Proclamation for Civil Marriage, which currently has more than 4,500 signatures. The petition reads, “I, the undersigned, believe that same sex couples should have the right to marry in all states and should be afforded, without hindrance, the same rights and privileges that heterosexual married couples now enjoy. “ Harris does not use the petition for political purposes. The petition is simply a way for people to show their commitment to the issue in writing. Although Harris always encourages people to sign the petition, he is more concerned with getting them to think about marriage equality. “When you talk to somebody, and they are not sure, then you provide education

around the issue,” Harris said. “It’s those one-on-one conversations that trigger people to act and are how civil rights issues change.” Even if people do not initially agree with him, Harris remains dedicated to bringing the issue to their attention. With the support of his family, NASW-RI and MERI, Harris spends his vacation days biking and spreading the word. Harris’ involvement with the issue stems from his childhood in Iowa, where he had several positive relationships with adults that he believes were gay. At the time, being gay was rarely discussed, but now it has become an issue that Harris champions, he said. “I grew up knowing that what gender someone was didn’t matter, it was just about love,” Harris said. To show his commitment to the issue, Harris and his wife describe each other as “marriage partners” since many of their LGBT friends use that term, he said. From his personal life to his professional life, Harris shares his passion for marriage equality. Harris’ visit to RIC is sponsored by NASW-RI, MERI and the Bachelor’s of Social Work Organization. To help promote marriage rights for all Rhode Island couples, the BSWO will register voters and pass out MERI buttons and bumper stickers starting at 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 as part of Student Activities Day. By registering to vote, RIC students can voice their opinions about marriage equality and elect politicians that agree with their stance on the issue. Harris hopes that his visit to campus will spark students’ interest in marriage equality on both a personal and political level. “If you plant the seed and you plant it right, then it will grow,” Harris said.


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On 9/11, commemorations accompanied by focus on Islam By David A. Fahrenthold, Annie Gowen and Tara Bahrampour Washington Post

Ceremonies marked the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Saturday in New York, Arlington and Pennsylvania – on a day when the familiar rituals of wreathlaying and speech-making were joined by sign-waving demonstrations about America’s relationship with Islam. The day began with mourning, and finished with argument. A Florida pastor who threatened to burn copies of the Koran said he had canceled the event for good. But in New York, a fight over a proposed Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero drew hundreds of protestors from both sides, many eyeing their opponents as people who had misappropriated the day’s message. And nine years after a band of al-Qaida terrorists killed nearly 3,000 people, President Barack Obama’s speeches have come back to a theme that President George W. Bush was emphasizing in the weeks after the attacks: the importance of religious tolerance and respect for Islam. Implicitly, Obama has also echoed Bush’s worry from that fearful period: that the terrorists might still “win,” by causing over-reactions that would threaten American values. “We will not give in to their hatred,” Obama said, at a ceremony at the Pentagon honoring the 184 who died when the building was hit by a hijacked plane. “As Americans, we are not – and never will be – at war with Islam.” “The highest honor we can pay those we lost, indeed our greatest weapon in this ongoing war, is to do what our adversaries fear the most,” the president said. “To stay true to who we are, as Americans; to renew our sense of common purpose; to

say that we define the character of our country, and we will not let the acts of some small band of murderers who slaughter the innocent and cower in caves distort who we are.” Earlier in the day, in lower Manhattan, a memorial ceremony paused for a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time that the first hijacked jetliner struck the north tower of the World Trade Center. Relatives of the victims and workers helping to construct a memorial read the names of more than 2,700 dead. Their unsteady voices were a reminder of the way that the terrorist attacks have been commemorated – as upwellings of personal grief, undiluted by time. “Let today never, ever be a national holiday. Let it not be a celebration,” said Karen Carroll, as she stood at the microphone to read names of the dead. Carroll lost her brother, firefighter Thomas Kuveikis. “It’s a day to be somber; it’s a day to reflect on all those thousands of people that died for us in the United States.” Terry Jones, the Gainesville, Fla. pastor who raised tensions by threatening to burn copies of the Koran, said on NBC’s “Today” show Saturday morning that he had canceled those plans. “We feel that God is telling us to stop,” he told NBC. Pressed on whether his church would ever burn the Islamic holy book, he said: “Not today, not ever. We’re not going to go back and do it. It is totally canceled.” He had been met by police when he arrived in New York and had not appeared at any rallies by midafternoon Saturday. There were other signs, however, that the 9/11 attacks were passing into the more public realm of history – making it possible for people to argue in public about the day’s meaning, even on the day itself. By 3 p.m., several hundred

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The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center burn on Sept. 11, 2001. protesters had gathered into two city blocks near the proposed Park 51 Islamic center, waving American flags and chanting “U.S.A., U.S.A.” and “No mosque.” The “Rally of Remembrance” event featured speeches from conservative figures such as former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, who spoke via video, and keynoter Geert Wilders, an anti-Islam Dutch politician. “America, New York and sharia are incompatible in New York,” Wilders said. Sharia is Islamic religious law. “New York stands for openness and tolerance. Suppose there was a place and it only allowed people of one persuasion within its walls. It would not be New York. It would be Mecca.” Another speaker exhorted the Islamic center’s Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, to abandon plans to build the center: “Imam Rauf, tear up those plans!” Nearby, Maureen Santora – a schoolteacher from Astoria and the mother of firefighter Christopher Santora, who was killed on Sept. 11 – held a large banner that read “No mosque on our cemetery.” She said it was a “difficult decision” for her family – her husband, four daughters and four grandchildren – to come to the rally on the ninth anniversary of her son’s death.

She made the point that Muslims have worshiped peacefully in her neighborhood and in lower Manhattan for years. “It has nothing to do with Muslims and nothing to do with mosques. It has to do with the closeness to Ground Zero. That’s the offensive point. It’s very simple. It’s not complicated,” Santora said. She continued, “This was a difficult decision for us to do this. I believe in my heart and my soul my son would want me to do this.” A short distance away, a crowd of about 300 supporters of the Islamic cultural center marched to the site, about two blocks from Ground Zero. Chanting “unity now,” the marchers – a coalition of many liberal and civil rights groups – held signs that said “U.S. Tolerates All Religions” and “No to Racism and Anti-Muslim Bigotry.” A city block separated the two sides, as well as a halfdozen mounted New York City policemen, gawkers and a man dressed as Uncle Sam waving flags. A large group from Albany’s Muslim community came on a bus from the state capital, including Abdul Mohammad, 40, a Yemeni American who said he is disabled.

“I came because we have a right to build a mosque where we want,” he said. “This Islamic center is peaceful – and meant for the people, everyone in the community.” In Afghanistan on Saturday, the anniversary drew a few protests, though most Afghans spent the day celebrating the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Thousands of protesters irate at the nowcanceled plan by a small church in Florida to burn copies of Islam’s holy book took to the streets in Logar province, near Kabul, according to the Associated Press. The pastor’s decision to call off the bonfire and Americans’ repudiation of the plan appeared to stave off violent riots targeting U.S. and other Western targets in Afghanistan. Many Westerners in Afghanistan were on high alert, fearing that images of burning Korans could incite widespread violence. On Saturday in Gainesville, Jones’ tiny church was silent and appeared empty. But its lawn was full of police officers and journalists, and by evening a group of about 200 had gathered across the street to protest Jones, even if he wasn’t there to hear their chants. The group carried signs like “America stands for tolerance,” and “Burn fat, not Korans.”

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Event Calendar

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Info Table: Vector Marketing



Student Activities Day



Info Table: Cranston Police



Upward Bound Senior Day

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

12:30 – 2 p.m.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Student Union Lobby

The Quad

Student Union Lobby

Gaige 165

Open to: Public

Open to: Public

Open to: Public

Open to: Public

Using Social Media to Boost Your Career

Rainbow Alliance Meeting

Green Team Meeting

Curriculum Committee

12:30 – 2 p.m.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

12:30 – 2 p.m.

2 – 4 p.m.

Unity Center Conference

President’s Dining Room

Board of Governors Room


Donovan Dining Center

Robert’s Hall

Open to: RIC Students

Open to: Public

Open to: Public

Deathtrap, RIC Mainstage

RIC Iotas Present: Welcome to College Forum

Deathtrap, RIC Mainstage

Fruit Hill Farmers’ Market

7 – 10 p.m.

6 – 8 p.m.

7 – 10 p.m.

3 – 6 p.m.

Little Theater

Parking Lot Y

Open to: Public

Open to: Public

Alger 110 Open to: Public

Monthly Meeting

Little Theater

Student Union 307

Open to: Public

Open to: RIC Students



Deathtrap, RIC Mainstage

Deathtrap, RIC Mainstage

7 – 10 p.m.

7 – 10 p.m.

Little Theater

Little Theater

Open to: Public

Open to: Public





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We all vote. Even if you do not officially cast your ballot, you are still sending a message –a vote to your country. When a person does not vote, that one individual citizen does not participate with the electoral process. As with any other voter, what would happen if no one voted? Our democracy would end. Democracy by it very nature needs the participation of the people. Without that, there is no democracy. When one does not cast a vote, it does not mean that that voter still does not influence the election as much as any other voter. It still counts, as a vote against democracy and a vote for whatever thug wants to try to rule. Informed voters who care are the backbone of the electorate. Voters who take their time, read the issues, study the candidates and decide the faith of the nation are the one who are going to lead this nation to a higher, brighter place. Those who vote out of hate, anger or ignorance will get what they vote for. When casting a vote, you are becoming engaged with the focus of our nation. There are several ways to approach voting, but the important thing is that voting brings about engagement, and once engaged a voter can start to learn what it means to be a citizen of a democracy. It is only through voting that a person can learn this, and this process takes years to get a handle on. When a citizen of a democracy is more aware of their own feelings and wants to vote, the process becomes more real – a tangible way

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to influence the nation in which we live. The more we vote, the more this becomes real and concrete. Voting loses the “what difference does one vote make?” attitude. The more one votes, the more one participates in the leading of our nation, and the more that one vote does make a difference. Informed, uninformed, old, young and in-between voting is in itself an education, a knowledge-gathering human experience. Just do it. The more a voter casts their vote, the more the significance their vote holds, both to themselves and to society. Go to the polls and vote, and the process takes over. We are all being human when we desire to vote. It is a very human solution to a complicated system of rules and processes. Voting is the most important thing a citizen can do in a democratic country. It is an imperfect system with flaws and imperfections. It will always be imperfect. Voting is not a precise science; it is an intellectual, emotional event that takes participation to experience. All the yelling at a television set will not change one thing in this nation. It is the action of going to the polls, mailing in the ballot and waiting for the results that make the experience worthwhile, not to mention that it builds our nation and leads to what is best for our people. And only the people can decide. So, in the end, we all need to get out and vote for the future of Rhode Island, and our country.

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An open letter to the faculty Dear Faculty, Thursday evening has long been party night for college students in Rhode Island. When one considers the number of institutions of higher education in Rhode Island, it is easy to understand why the Providence dance clubs, which serve alcohol, are full on Thursday evenings. It has been my experience that an overwhelming number of R.I. College students are responsible, law abiding citizens of the state. Because the legal age

for alcohol consumption is 21, around 75 percent of students on a college campus cannot legally consume alcohol. I suspect that at R.I. College only a very small minority of underage students consumes alcohol of any kind. I am very concerned about the safety of these underage students at a time when binge drinking, alcohol related car deaths, as well as other alcohol related accidents seem to be pervasive in college culture. This semester I teach two

classes that meet on Wednesdays and Fridays, and I discovered that by scheduling all of my exams on Fridays I contribute to the safety of my students and even elicit the grateful appreciation of their parents. While it may mean the end of Thursday night parties for my students, they nevertheless love the idea of Friday exams because they can now fully enjoy their weekends without facing the pressure of a Monday or Tuesday exam. Moreover,

since most of my students are first year students, I promote their safety by giving them a reason not to give in to peer pressure and party on Thursday evenings. And who would argue with a friend who says, “I can’t go to the party because I have an exam tomorrow morning?” My students were so appreciative of this scheduling of exams in my classes that when I made the announcement, they all had huge smiles on their faces! The purpose of my open

letter is to encourage you to adopt a similar scheduling of exams on Fridays in the interest of our students’ safety. Given the enthusiastic response from my students, you too would be greeted with smiles of appreciation from your students. It’s a real shame that we can’t schedule exams on Sunday mornings. Lloyd Matsumoto, Ph.D. The author is a professor of biology and advisor to The Anchor.

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Correction Marcia Dias was incorrectly labeled as “a former Freshmen Class President” in the Sept. 7 issue of The Anchor. She has not held elected office, but does serve this year as a Parliament representative. (“First Parliament meeting ends in rule controversy.” News, Sept. 7.)


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Your answers in 30 words or less By Arielle Rogers Ask Ari

Dear Ari, I’m in love with a friend of mine. But when I approached her to tell her how I feel, she laughed at me, knowing that I am the “Hit it and quit it” type. I have let all that go because of my feelings for her. She is so much different and amazing than another other girl I’ve been with. How do I convince her I’m for real? – Nick, RIC junior Dear Nick, It may take many attempts, but prove that you really want to be with her. Really mean what you say. Nothing should stop you from getting your words to her. Dear Ari, I hate cakefaces! Makeup should not be a three-hour

process every morning. I once went out with a girl and the night was hot, and we were both sweating, and then out of nowhere her face started to melt off. I prefer no makeup, after seeing that incident which has nearly scared me. – Drew, RIC sophomore Dear Drew, Ok, (lol) and duly noted, Dear Single Ladies, If you cake it on, you are not for Drew! Dear Ari, Why can’t more guys be like Edward Cullen from “Twilight?” – Kayla, RIC junior Dear Kayla, Are you serious? Not to get on what seems to be important for you but you must get your head out of the clouds and look around you. Nobody is perfect! Dear Ari, I can’t afford the books at the RIC bookstore. Are there

other places I can buy the books I need? – In Need, RIC freshman Dear In Need, I get this question a lot so read carefully, freshmen: the Off Campus Bookstore on Smith St.; online book rentals; borrowing from someone who already took the class. (No guarantees.) Dear Ari, I am a self-proclaimed Facebook addict. I think it’s the most boring thing in the world but it is yet so addicting. I have the app on my phone for it and I check it in class, while walking – everything! Help! – Obsessed, RIC junior Dear Obsessed, If you are that desperate to get away, then delete your profile. If you are looking to take baby steps, then try Facebook dieting: little portions and moderation.

Special Question of the Week Dear Ari, I am a bisexual girl and it is just recently that I have really been honest with myself about it. I do have a boyfriend but am not on good terms with him and I also have feelings for this girl I’ve known for years. Should I pursue her and dump the boyfriend? – Lost and Confused RIC Junior Dear L and C, That honestly depends. How strong are your feelings for her? And then, how strong are they for him? If you feel like the chemistry between you and your boyfriend has left the building, then talk to him about it. You never know – maybe he feels the same way. If you do end up breaking off your relationship, don’t automatically jump on to the next love interest. You don’t want to come across as desperate, and you also don’t want to show a false example to your (ex) boyfriend that you just left him to be with another. Just take things slow and steady, and follow what you truly want, whether it is a girl, a guy or possibly school and your career. In my final words, just go with the flow, yo.

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Going green is easy By Veronica Pacheco Anchor Contributor

You don’t have to put solar panels on your house or drive a hybrid car to be green (though it would help). Going green is about making little changes to your life to recycle more and reduce your trash size by using reusable items. Recycling all your recyclable materials is green and free. By recycling everything you can, you are throwing away less. Throwing away less equals taking out the trash less (because no one likes taking out the trash) and spending less money on trash bags. By reducing your water, heat and electricity usage, you are not only saving money on your bills, but you are also lightening your carbon footprint. The smaller your footprint, the more you help put less carbon emissions into the atmosphere. There are many products

you can buy that only need to be purchased once. The more you reuse, the more money you save. Going green is healthier for you and saves you money. Essentially, going green is your new best friend! If you do your research and you do green right, you might just be able to afford that hybrid car. Then you’ll save a lot of money on gas. By taking a little time to be more conscious of how your purchases affect us and on how our lifestyle affects the environment (and everyone in it), you’ll help cut back carbon emissions, lessen our oil dependence, be healthier, save money and help future generations live a better way of life. So, what are you going to do to help? The average American spends $800 on bottled water every year. That’s enough money for a weekend getaway! And, if you check the fine print on the side of the bottles,

(it’s very fine), it says, “public drinking water supply.” Yes, that’s right: it’s tap water. The same water you get for less than a third of the price for drinking from the bottle. What’s even more ironic, the FDA has more than three times more rules and regulations on public drinking water safety than they do on bottled water. Yet, the public is made to believe this myth that bottled water is the safest drinking water there is. Bottled water contains more heavy metals and chemicals than water from the tap. I worked at a local pet store and tested this knowledge – I tested every brand of bottled water that my co-workers brought in against the store’s tap water with chlorine and heavy metals water testing kits. I found that every bottle of water I tested did, in fact, contain more heavy metals than the store’s tap, and almost every bottle contained

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almost double the amount of chlorine than the tap water. We even made it an unsaid store policy to warn customers against using bottled water in their aquariums, because tap water was much safer for their fish. If saving money and better health do not convince you enough to ban bottled drinking water from your life, then read on. Over 3.3 billion tons of carbon emissions and greenhouse gases are released into our environment every year because of the manufacturing of these bottles. According to Reader’s Digest, last year, 22 billion bottles ended up in landfills instead of being recycled.

On top of that, they add that the manufacturing of bottles for bottled water takes 1.5 million barrels of oil a year to make the plastic. The best – and cheapest – alternative to bottled water is to buy a filter and a reusable mug, a one-time purchase. And why not? You’ll save thousands of dollars in the future. You’ll be drinking healthier, cleaner water. You’ll help make our environment safer. So, step up and fight to go greener. Join the ban on bottled water. Also, for the avid coffee drinker, help out even more and buy a reusable coffee mug. Styrofoam and plastic coffee cups contribute a hefty amount of carbon emissions, as well.

Calorie counting By Casey Gaul Health Hype


of the most visible and talked about elements of a healthy lifestyle is maintaining a healthy weight. A healthy weight is dependent on characteristics of each individual. So what is a healthy weight for you? By finding your Body Mass Index, or BMI, you can easily determine whether or not your weight is healthy and what your healthy weight window is. Your BMI is calculated via a fairly simple equation: Your weight in pounds multiplied by 703 divided by your height in inches divided by your height in inches again equals your BMI. If the resultant number is be-

low 18.5, you are underweight. If it is between 18.5 and 24.9, you are a healthy weight. If it is between 25 and 29.9, you are overweight. A BMI of 30 or over indicates obesity. As an example, let’s take a 130-pound woman who is 65 inches tall. Applied to the formula, her BMI is 21.6. That would be a healthy weight for her. So, if you find yourself at a BMI of 25 or higher, what can you do about it? The answer is to either cut back on the number of calories you take in or up your activity level. It is important to note that these strategies work best when implemented together. It is generally not healthy to try to lose more than two or three pounds a week (despite what some diet fads might claim). One pound of body fat is roughly equal to 3,500 calories. In order to lose two pounds a

week, you’d have to burn 7,000 more calories. This means that you would need to burn 1,000 more calories than you ate each day. The next question you need to answer for yourself is how many calories you burn in a normal day. In order to determine this number, you must first determine your Basal Metabolic Rate, or BMR. According to the American Dietetic Association’s Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, BMR makes up 60 percent of your body’s energy use and is the amount of calories that your body uses just to pump blood, breathe, think and do everything else that your body does involuntarily. It can be determined by multiplying your weight by 10 (for women), or by 11 (for men). For example, take a 140-pound woman and a 180-pound man: 140 x 10 = 1,400 calories

180 x 11 = 1,980 calories This number only represents about 60 percent of what your body burns in a day, so the total number of calories that each of these people burns in a day would be: 1400 x 100 / 60 = 2,333 calories 1980 x 100 / 60 = 3,300 calories If these people chose to lose two pounds a week by reducing their caloric intake alone, the woman would have to limit herself to 1,333 calories and the man would have to limit himself to 2,300 calories per day. The next difficulty to overcome is the actual calorie counting. While most snack foods come with nutrition information on the package, most of what you’ll get to eat at Donovan won’t have a nifty serving size and calorie marking. Even so, estimates for most

meals can be found with a quick Internet search. Keeping a food and activity journal where you write down everything you eat each day will help you cut back on your intake regardless of whether you add up the calories or not. Better yet, there is an online resource worth mentioning. You can sign up for a free account at The account will allow you to input foods and extra activities that you accumulate over the course of the day to a fair point of accuracy. It will also determine how many calories you burn each day based on your BMR and activity level, as well as letting you know if you’re getting all the nutrients you need, and let you set personal weight and nutritional goals.

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Best bites on a budget By Mandy Wray Dion Dining in Providence

Already sick of Donovan and Wendy’s? There are hundreds of restaurants in Providence. It’s just a matter of finding the hidden gems. Here are a few places in the city you can enjoy a decent meal without breaking the bank: Cac-Tuz, 1005 Smith Street – Right around the corner from RIC is one of the best Mexican restaurants in the city. Cac-Tuz allows you to personalize your burritos and tacos from start to finish. As you travel down the line, you can choose from all of the fresh meats, vegetables, rice and toppings that they’ve prepared for the day. For under $6, you can get a delicious burrito the size of your head. Aside from the food, they make exceptional fresh fruit smoothies that are extremely addicting. They even have a portion of the menu dedicated to Red Bull smoothies, which are a much healthier alternative to your normal afternoon iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. Cac-Tuz now delivers after 4 p.m. with a $10 minimum.

Café Four Twelve, 412 Douglas Ave – If you’re looking for a good beer and an upscale meal for a bargain, you need to stop by Café Four Twelve. They’ve been right near the Providence College campus since 2005, but their menu has gone through some renovations over the summer break. Here you can find a very eclectic menu, ranging from grilled pizza and wings to pasta entrées with big enough portions to feed you for days. I highly recommend the pomegranate grilled pizza (sm. $8.95, lg. $11.95). Topped with sweet pomegranate glaze over grilled chicken, red onions and roasted peppers, it goes great with a glass (or two) of pinot grigio ($5 per glass, or $18 for a bottle). The wing night on Tuesdays beats any other in the city. With beer or wine, you can get 20-cent wings that come in 11 different flavors. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I tend to order the parmesan garlic or the Cajun wings. Four Twelve is open Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from noon to 1 a.m. They also offer free delivery to the PC area.

Tokyo Restaurant, 388 Wickenden Street – If you love sushi and BYOB, then you haven’t lived if you haven’t been to Tokyo Restaurant. Forget about $30 scorpion bowls and $10 California rolls. At Tokyo, you can bring a 30 rack of cheap beer, and get a boat full of quality sushi for under $20 per person. If you’re new to sushi or not so sure about fish, make sure you try the eggplant tempura roll ($3.55). It’s got a great crunch and a perfect balance of sweet and salty that will make you wish you ordered a second. For more experienced sushi lovers, the autumn roll ($10.50) is a great pick from the menu of special rolls. This isn’t your typical sushi roll; it comes stuffed with spicy hamachi (yellowtail), but rolled inside of a cucumber. The cucumber cools down the heat from the hamachi, and it’s so flavorful that you’ll barely need any soy sauce. It comes with eight pieces, and will be enough to fill you up if you order it along with a miso soup ($1.90) and a chef salad ($4.25) that comes with a spicy Japanese dressing and a generous portion of kani (crab) on top.

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As much as I rave about the food, however, the service is mediocre at best. If you’re looking for a cute Japanese waitress to hand you a hot towel and tell you about everything on the menu, then you’ll be going to the wrong place. Tokyo is open until 10 p.m. on weekdays, and 11 p.m. on weekends. You can also call ahead for takeout. Geoff’s Superlative Sandwiches, 163 Benefit Street – Geoff’s is a great classic deli with a Rhode Island flare. When you walk in for the first time, the chalkboard menu that circles the restaurant will probably overwhelm you. Don’t fret – anything you order is sure to be a treat. Many of the sandwiches are named after celebrities, and more commonly local public figures: “David Cicilline”

($6.29), “Alan Shawn Feinstein” ($6.79) and “Paul & Al” ($5.29), to name a few. My personal favorite is The Juggs ($6.29), which is made with turkey, bacon, cheddar cheese, Shedd’s sauce and cranberry. This sandwich is especially popular with the ladies, as the legend tells. Back when “Geoff’s” was “Joe’s,” women would have a “juggs” competition; they would place their “juggs” on the counter, and the lady with the largest would get a free Juggs sandwich. Along with your tasty sandwich come unlimited pickles! A three-foot deep barrel stands in the middle of the shop where you can help yourself. Geoff’s is open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., seven days a week. You will soon be able to order ahead online.

Two hoppy classics By Mike Simeone Anchor Ale-men

This week, we are going to review some brews that are more on the hoppy side of things. The first one is Loose Cannon’s American Hop3 Ale (the hop is cubed), brewed by the Clipper City Brewing Company, for Heavy Seas, located in Baltimore, Md. As it boldly states in its name, Hop3, this beer is really hoppy. In the process of making this beer, Heavy Seas hops this beer

three times, according to their Web site, They hop the beer in the kettle, in the hop back and dry hop. Hop3 won second place in the CAMRA award winner at the 2010 Great British Beer Festival. When you pour the beer, it forms a fairly good head, with a strong white color. As the foam dissipates, the beer forms to a golden color. The beer, as it states in its name, is unbelievably hoppy, leaving notes of citrus and pine flavor. This brew gives off a great aroma of hops and a little of citrus. Overall, I give this beer an A rating. If you’re a hophead, you will enjoy this one. If you hate

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the taste of hops, then leave this one alone. This beer is an instant classic from a brewery that has started to become extremely popular over the last few years. The 60-minute IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery, out of Delaware, is one of three in a line of minute

IPA’s. Along with the 60, there is the 90, a stronger version of the 60, and the 120, one of the toughest brews out there at 21 percent ABV. According to the Dogfish Head Brewery, www., “Our 60 Minute IPA is continuously hopped – more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil (Getting a vibe yet of where the name came from?). “60 Minute is a session India Pale Ale brewed with a slew of great NorthWest hops. It is a powerful, but balanced East Coast I.P.A. with a lot of citrusy hop character. The session beer for hardcore beer enthusiasts!” The beer pours to a great

dark, dirty-blonde color, leaving a good white to light gold head. The beer gives off a great hop taste with notes of citrus. Overall, I give this beer an Arating. Again, if you like hops, you’ll enjoy this beer.

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Homecoming Weekend By Eddie Taylor A&E Editor

Every year at Rhode Island College, Homecoming Weekend is full of exciting and educational activities for everyone. It’s a time when families of students can walk around the campus with their kids without feeling out of place. It’s also a great way for RIC alumni to revisit and to relive some of their old glory days, while seeing how much the college has changed over the years. It’s always a fun time, and one of the more eventful weekends of the fall semester. Comedy duo Michael and Michael Have Issues, featuring Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter, will make their stop at Rhode Island College on Friday, Oct. 1, in Sapinsley Hall at 8 p.m. The two comedians

are best known for their appearances on VH1’s, “I love the…” series. However, they are also known for their work on MTV’s sketch comedy show, “The State,” and their stand-up act, “Stella.” Tickets are only $5 in advance, so be sure to grab them early to avoid the $10 price at the door. Tickets are on sale in the Student Union. The second day of Homecoming, Saturday, Oct. 2, is when the weekend really moves into full swing. First, there will a “Breakfast and Conversation with RIC’s Vice Presidents.” Students and their families are invited to Donovan Dining Center to meet RIC Vice Presidents William Gearhart, Gary Penfield, Ronald Pitt and James Salmo. The event is free for RIC students with their RIC ID and $7 for non-RIC attendees. “Street Painting with Artist

Michael Macaulay” will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Come check out this award-winning artist work his magic as he creates an original chalk mural on campus. There will also be arts and crafts in the Alumni Tent from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also on Saturday, there will be a used book sale in Adams Library, which will include RIC yearbooks. “Fun on the Mall” has great events for kids – or the young at heart – with pumpkin painting, a rock wall and a bounce house. There will also be sand art and antique photos. Jump aboard a hayride tour of the campus from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting between Gaige Hall and Adams Library. Additionally, there will be a family barbecue under the big tent, which is free if you preregister or $5 the day of.

There’s also an abundance of music events taking place on campus on Oct. 2. The Homecoming Family Concert, featuring the RIC Chorus and Wind Ensemble, is in Sapsinley Hall at 10 a.m. It will feature more than 120 RIC music students. The Toe Jam Puppet Band will play 11 a.m. to Noon on the main stage in front of Gaige Hall, with a rain location in Gaige Auditorium. The Rhythm Room, featuring RIC’s own Kait Clavette, will take place at 1:30 p.m. in front of Gaige Hall. Check out their top-notch percussion, vocals, horns, drums, guitar, piano and keyboard. The Student Performance Showcase will take place on the main stage in front of Gaige at 2:30 p.m. Check out the bands Jesse Jack’son’ 12, Indiana Handshake and Shryne. Having

seen both Indiana Handshake and Shryne when they played WXIN’s Rock Hunt last semester, I can assure you that you’ll be treated to a great night of live performances. Plus, if you’re in the mood for some fresh fruit and veggies, the RIC Farmers’ Market will take place in the parking lot on Saturday, as well. Homecoming looks like it’s going to be a great weekend, and I recommend that everyone attend. Even though most of us go back home at the end of our school week, it doesn’t mean that you can’t stop on by and take in a bit of campus culture on your days off. You’ll be sure to find me there seeing Indiana Handshake, Jesse Jack’son 12 and Shryne.

Open Mic Night By Andrew Westlake Anchor Contributor

It’s the night of Thursday, Sept. 2. A smattering of people is gathered in a tucked-away nook of the Student Union Café. They sit, sipping their drinks and occasionally reaching for a handful of popcorn. The air is thick with laughter and idle chatter. Among the people, a musician sits, perched upon a raised stage. He strums his guitar. He begins to croon a decidedly sensitive rendition of “I Hate College” into the microphone: “I hate college, but love all the parties / finishing kegs and crushing bottles of Bacardi.” Having anticipated a more predictable acoustic performance, maybe “Wonderwall,” I look up from my notebook in surprise. This is not what I expected. This is Rhode Island College’s Open Mic Night. It’s an event that happens on the first Thursday of every month, a

time when the Student Union Café is transformed into a makeshift musical venue. Performers of all ages are invited to take the stage and entertain with whatever means they have, be it a guitar, a bongo or simply their voices and a few lines of poetry. Each artist is given roughly 10 or 15 minutes to perform. Popcorn is handed out in profusion, and entry is 100 percent free. Students Nicole Lamantia and Donnie Taveras are the masterminds behind the event. Both are part of Student Activities, and both are passionately committed to the cause. “We try especially hard every month to get a good lineup and put together an entertaining show,” Nicole said. “We’re usually pretty impressed with the turnout.” The show that I attended had a turnout of about 30 people – a sizeable amount, considering the size of the Café and of the campus overall. Nicole, however, expressed a desire to see

even more attendees. “People from off campus do come, but we’re looking to get the word out even more,” she said. The Open Mic Night I attended was exceedingly enjoyable. The room was alive with a relaxing ambiance, and the performers themselves were exciting and, more importantly, engaging. Fan interaction was prevalent throughout the night. One such performer, Stephanie, also known by her alias, “Maiden of Madness,” referred to an original composition as a “fan favorite” before launching into an Amy Winehouse-like piece. Another performer, Justin Davis, drew rounds of chuckling from the audience with his self-aware poem, “Ode to a Water Bottle.” The atmosphere is fun, friendly and, in a sense, uplifting. “It’s kind of inspiring to see all of these artists come together and perform without any compensation,” said Lauren St.

Hilaire, a student hailing from Boston. “They’re just here to put on a show for the fun of it, and because they love it. That’s cool.” Cool, and not to mention convenient. The Café stays open for the entirety of the event, supplying show goers with all of the food and drink it offers during normal operating hours. After finishing his set with a couple of original pieces, Alex Coogan, the singer of the show-stealing “I Hate College” rendition, shared a few words with me. “Overall, this thing is a really good time. Everyone’s having fun – they always do. It’s better than all of these kids going out, drinking and getting high.” Even so, Coogan did have some gripes with the event. “It doesn’t happen nearly enough,” he admitted. “We need to be more vocal about it, to help build a crowd of kids that know each other and can spread the

word.” Coogan grabbed his guitar case and slung it over his shoulder. As the Café emptied out, he paused. “Oh,” he said. “Almost forgot. Everyone killed it tonight.” I made sure to jot it down. Be sure to check out Open Mic Night at the Student Union Café the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.

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Coheed and Cambria rock the Bank of R.I. Skate Center By Eddie Taylor A&E Editor

This summer, the Rhode Island music scene was in full force with big-name bands hitting Providence and lesser known bands playing cheap or even free dates throughout the state. So, with the school year finally upon us, there needed to be one last knock-out concert to end the summer, and commercial radio station WBRU definitely delivered. On Sept. 4, WBRU hosted the last of its summer concert series with bands The Deer Hunter, Manchester Orchestra and Coheed and Cambria. Tickets were $25, which is a bit on the pricey side, but the show was definitely worth it. The show began with local act The Deer Hunter, who did a great job opening the show. The widely-known unsigned local act had a strong fan following, with some saying that they were only there for The Deer Hunter. The band put on a solid show and had a strong sound, but their stage presence was kind

of lacking, with the lead singer preoccupied playing different instruments. Still, these guys were great, and probably had a better reception than the second act. Manchester Orchestra performed next, and was probably the band that I was most looking forward to seeing live. Their most recent album, “Mean Everything to Nothing,” was one of the stronger albums I’ve heard all year, so I had high expectations for this band. Manchester Orchestra put on a pretty good show, but there were a few weak links. Their stage presence was lackluster, and they played their songs a bit off-tempo. It almost seemed phoned in, but they had a good sound despite the music being at a quicker pace than fans were used to. A few members of the crowd shouted insults and mocked the band, but the overall crowd reaction was rather favorable. The strangest portion of the performance came at the end, with front man Andy Hull screaming “Satan” again and again.

After Manchester’s rather awkward ending, everyone was looking forward to the headlining act, Coheed and Cambria. The comic book rockers blew the crowd away with their excellent sound, light show and showmanship. They skipped their usual background images from the comic book series, written by front man Claudio Sanchez, that the band’s music is largely based on. The band didn’t have a very active stage presence, since every member was preoccupied with playing, but they made up for it with their top-notch sound. The crowd sang along with their music, fist pumping and bouncing their heads to the beat. There was only a small mosh pit, which didn’t surprise me because, despite Coheed’s heavy sound, they aren’t a band you’d push and shove to. They finished their show with a fan favorite, “Welcome Home,” that featured some epic guitar work and lyrics. The entire show was solid, and the crowd loved it. While some of the moments

Who reads the Watchmen? By Devin Noll Anchor Staff

Who reads “Watchmen”? The answer to that question is simple: everyone. “Watchmen” is one of the highest-rated graphic novels of all time, and even made it onto Time’s 100 Best Novels list. It was one of the first comic books to become a motion comic, and it became a highly anticipated movie. I, for one, don’t know how to feel about the comic getting such high praise. Unlike normal novels that rely on good writing

to get their ideas across, graphic novels and comic books, in general, also need good imagery. “Watchmen” has great writing, but its art work has fallen short. It has a more old school look and, just between you and me, it’s a style that should stay in the old school. The lack of detail in the art makes it come across as lazy. Yet, it’s good. It’s like being the best couch potato – you’re the best at something, but it isn’t something you really want to be the best at. Enough of the things I didn’t enjoy, let’s get to the nuts and bolts of this

graphic novel. Alan Moore is a comic book genius. He knows how to make completely flawed characters who are still heroes, albeit in a twisted sense of the word. You have The Comedian who, contrary to his name, is not funny at all, and is actually quite cynical towards everything. Then there’s Dr. Manhattan, the only real superhero in the comic, who, as his powers grow, becomes more and more distanced from his own humanity. There is also Nite Owl, the story’s version of Batman, who suffers

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were less than favorable, every band put on a solid show, and I feel that the crowd went home more than satisfied. However, I hope that Manchester Orchestra can revamp its stage show and tone down some of the singer’s angst for their next visit to Providence. It was a great way to end the summer concert

season, but the end of summer doesn’t mean the end of great shows. Keep your eye on The Anchor Arts & Entertainment Section for more information on upcoming shows both on and off campus, and don’t forget to follow A&E on Twitter.


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many insecurities. Rorschach is more of an anti-hero, killing villains and those who get in his way, like the police. And that’s not even all the heroes, or any of the supporting cast. So the question must be asked: “Is it any good?” Simply put, yes it is. The story is a solid

8 out of 10; the artwork is more of 4 out of 10. I would recommend borrowing it at the library or from a friend, but don’t buy it unless you’ve read it first.

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Screaming Females’ “Castle Talk” By Rob Duguay Rob’s Album of the Week

C o m ing out of the same New Brunswick, N.J., punk-rock basement house show scene that spawned legendary bands like Midtown, Thursday, Lifetime and The Bouncing Souls, Screaming Females have become a force to be reckoned with over the last five years. Their infectious, indie-infused punk-rock sound is bound to make you rock out like there is no tomorrow. With Jarrett Dougherty on drums, King Mike on bass and the small-but-strong Marissa Paternoster on vocals and guitar, this New Jersey power trio has been making waves like a

tsunami over a tropical island. Since their 2006 self-released debut album, “Baby Teeth,” Screaming Females have toured with the likes of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Dead Weather, Throwing Muses and Arctic Monkeys. They have also put out three more albums on the independent punk-rock label Don Giovanni Records, based in the band’s hometown of New Brunswick. With “What if Someone is Watching Their T.V.?” being released in 2007, “Power Move” in 2009 and their newest album, “Castle Talk,” hitting the shelves Sept. 14, Screaming Females have a discography that’s like a huge hot fudge sundae for any punk rock purist. “Castle Talk” is definitely the cherry on top (maybe with some jimmies, too). The new record consists of

11 songs, and every one brings the noise. They have crazy guitar riffs backed up by a smooth bass and a steady drum beat accented by Paternoster’s Siouxie Sioux and Patti Smith-esque voice, making it feel like it can give punk rock the shot of life it has been lacking for the past decade. My favorite songs off the album are “Boss,” “Sheep,” “A New Kid,” “Normal,” “Fall Asleep,” “Laura and Marty,” “I Don’t Mind It” and “Nothing At All,” but it really doesn’t matter what my opinion is because this entire album is bound to blow your speakers up like a lit fuse to a stick of dynamite. Currently, Screaming Females are in the middle of an 81-date tour of the United States and Europe. It started on Aug. 13 at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, N.J., and ends with four nights at the

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Primavera Club in Madrid and Barcelona from Nov. 25-28. For the live music fans in the New England region, Screaming Females will be playing at TT the Bear’s in Cambridge, Mass., on Sept. 28 and at Daniel Street in Milford, Conn., the following evening. They will be performing with legendary Japanese pop-punk chick rockers Shonen Knife. The show at TT the Bear’s is 18-plus,

while the one at Daniel Street is 21-plus, so figure out your age and head to one of these shows. It’ll be an experience you don’t want to miss. Also, this starting this Tuesday, stop by your local record store or your friendly neighborhood (legal) music download Web site and pick up a copy of “Castle Talk.” I guarantee that you won’t be able to stop listening to it for a good 36 minutes.

“The Gods Must Be Crazy” By Eddie Taylor A&E Editor

“The Gods Must be Crazy” is a quirky little comedy that won over audiences worldwide when it debuted to an international audience in 1980. After 30 years, the film still has a solid fan base that returns again and again for its touching story and slapstick humor. The movie, directed and written by Jamie Uys, won acclaim in South Africa, where it was originally released. It then spread to an international audience where it continued its success. The movie revolves around a Bushman, a member of an isolated tribe in the Kalahari desert, named Xi, portrayed by actor N!xau. The film begins when a pilot throws a glass Coca-Cola bottle out the window and it lands in the Bushmen’s camp. Naming the

bottle the “evil thing,” because it caused fighting in his family, Xi volunteers to take it to the end of the Earth and throw it over the edge. What Xi doesn’t know when he sets off on his journey is that he will be thrown into the modern world wearing only a loincloth. The movie also revolves around researcher Andrew Steyn, portrayed by Marius Weyers. Steyn, a seemingly middle-aged man who still can’t talk to women, is sent to pick up a volunteer school teacher, Kate Thompson, and take her to her first class. Their introduction is nothing but awkward, with Steyn stumbling all over himself just trying to talk to the teacher. Knowing Thompson thinks he’s nothing but a bumbling idiot, he sets out to try and impress her. Steyn is the source of most of humor in the movie. The film has more of a slapstick

style which feels so dated, it’s refreshing. Laughing at someone falling all over themselves never gets old. However, there are some great funny scenes that aren’t bordering on Three Stooges-style humor. It seems poorly dubbed which adds to the charm, at least for me, and Xi’s character has to be one of the warmest and most interesting characters I’ve seen for quite some time. This is saying something because, speaking a language that I’m not at all familiar with, I still related to him despite the lack of subtitles. “The Gods Must Be Crazy” has a kind of warm undertone that makes the viewer enjoy the movie that much more. It will leave you nearly falling off your chair if you’re a fan of slapstick humor, and there’s more than a few moving moments thrown in. Courtesy of

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It doesn’t take a second By Robert Lefebvre Rob’s Game Shelf

There is one reason I have never really liked racing games: rubber-banding. If you are unfamiliar with the term, rubber-banding is the concept of the artificial intelligence in a game suddenly bouncing back into a competitive position when it is being beaten, and becoming excessively difficult. This problem shows itself a lot in racing games. Racers are suddenly able to zip past you and stay far ahead, to wreck you easily, and even to find hidden shortcuts. It renders a lot of the skill and abilities you learn in the game useless. With such cheating A.I., it becomes frustrating and quickly zaps away any fun in a racing game. So, I typically stay away from them. However, I found one new racing game that did indeed look fun, so I decided to try it. That game was “Split/Second.” It was released in May of this year for the PS3, Xbox 360 and for Windows. “Split/Second” was a new concept in racing games. In this one, you can trigger something called power plays. With them, you destroy certain parts of the track, in order to disable rival racers and pull ahead of the pack, which, in turn, they can do to you. When these power plays are activated, they also alter the course of the track, so no two laps will be the same. The premise of the story mode is that of a new reality show called “Split/Second,” in which the racers compete in a variety of races, hoping to become the winner. However, there is no actual story in the story mode. It’s just doing more races and unlocking vehicles and tracks for the exhibition mode. I thought there would be actual characters forming alliances and rivalries with each other. Perhaps even people

stabbing each other in the back, mouthing off to each other over radio headsets in their cars or trying to help fellow competitors in trouble. You know, stuff that happens in reality shows. But none of that happens. It just feels like a missed opportunity for a good storyline. The game play is probably the best I’ve ever seen, because of its simplicity. You barely have to use half the buttons on the controller. Power plays are activated with one button, and maintaining your speed and momentum are simple trigger presses. Power plays cannot be activated anytime you want, however. You must build up a power play meter by performing stunts such as jumping, drifting into turns and drafting behind other racers. The meter can be filled to three levels. The higher the level, the more powerful a power play you can trigger, depending on what part of the course you are on. But activating power plays lowers the meter and you have to build it up again. This makes you strategize how you want to use them – use lower-level power plays throughout the race or save up for bigger power plays later. There is little HUD to be in your way, as well. Seeing things such as your speed and your RPM doesn’t really matter in this game. All you see is your power play meter, the lap the race is on, and what place you’re in. Visually, this game is very impressive. There is a lot of amazing scenery, even if it is going by in a blur. The power plays are also as much fun to watch as they are to activate. You can cause buildings to collapse, helicopters to drop bombs and bridges to explode. You can even activate shortcuts to take that will close on your opponents. I even enjoyed the music a lot in this game. It was probably one of the best soundtracks I’ve ever heard for a racing game. It really captured the mood

and excitement of the race, especially when it came to races against elite racers to qualify you for the next episode. There are several other modes of play rather than just racing. There is Elimination, where, after a certain amount of time, a bomb in the car in last place is detonated. This occurs until there is one car left standing. There is also Survival, where you must race past trucks dropping barrels that can slow you down or blow you up. Then there is Air Strike, where you must dodge incoming missiles from a chasing helicopter. Finally there is Air Revenge, where you build up your power play meter to hurl the missiles back at the helicopter until it is defeated. But, unfortunately, this game reminds me why I never quite like racing games. It has

some serious rubber-banding issues. I could be in first place about to cross the finish line when suddenly two cars whiz past me and take my win. Or they develop immunity to the fiery-debris-crushing-you disease. And sometimes obstacles or other racers are able to wreck me by barely even touching me. It’s cheap, it’s frustrating, and it makes me want to rent a high-rise apartment so, when I throw my controller out the window, it will break with more force. The only relief is that it doesn’t happen all the time, just when the game feels like it. One other issue I have with the game is that parts of racetracks are recycled into other racetracks. The setting is that the city this game takes place in was built for the purpose of the reality show, but unfortunately that shows more often than it

should. It would have been better if each track were its own. Other than the rubberbanding, the recycled tracks and the lack of story in the story mode, “Split/Second” is probably the best racing game I’ve ever played. It’s an original idea in a racing game with very unique concepts and ideas that work. But most importantly, when the A.I isn’t cheating, this game is fun. Probably the most fun I’ve had with a racing game since “Jak X: Combat Racing.” It’s nice to know in a basic genre such as racing, new ideas are still coming about and working quite well. It’s just a shame that it’s constantly plagued with the rubber-banding issue. If it wasn’t, then maybe I’d be more into racing games. Then I could save money on renting highrise apartments and replacing controllers.

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Anchormen Golf

The Rhode Island College golf team will soon be ready to hit the links for the fall season, a year removed from one of the best seasons in team history, which included the first tournament victory ever for RIC golf when they captured the RIC Invitational in a dual-meet victory, where the team shot a combined 306 between the top four golfers for the Anchormen. After placing second out of seven teams in the Great Northeast Atlantic Conference Championship last season, a first place title is within reach this fall for the Anchormen. RIC had a number of new faces around last year, with six

freshmen and only three upperclassmen. With all but one player from last year’s squad returning, the core group is intact, and ready to make some noise. While the GNAC Championship is the biggest measuring stick for the program, another pivotal matchup for the Anchormen will be the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Championship. The Anchormen were in the middle of the pack, placing 19th out of 39 teams, with a combined score of 640 as a team last fall. Head Coach Greg Gammell will be returning for his fifth year at the helm for the Anchormen and will be assisted

once again by Gene St. Pierre. Gammell owns an impressive 25-8 career record, and coached the Anchormen to the best overall record in program history of 14-3 in 2006-07. Gammel has established a reputation as one of the best coaches in the region, and will be looking to lead this year’s talented group to the first championship in RIC golf history. Last year’s captain and lone senior was Barrett Kern, who averaged an 83.6 for 18 holes in matches during the season. Taking over as captain this season is Bryan Picinisco, who hails from Dartmouth High School in Dartmouth, Mass. Picinisco will be an exciting player to

watch and is sure to put up some great numbers. Having averaged a 78.9 in his six matches last year shows that he is a great player looking to lead his team to a few more tournament titles this season. According to multiple scouting reports, the player to keep your eyes on this year will be Kyle Harper, a returning sophomore this fall. As a freshman, Harper was named the GNAC/Little East Conference Alliance Rookie of the Year and was also named a member of the All-Rookie team. Having posted a strong average of an 81.4 on the links last season, he should only get better this fall.

Photo is of the 2009-2010 Anchormen team.






NEIGA Championship Oct. 18-19

Hosted by ECAC 1 p.m. Colt State Park, Bristol

GNAC Championship Oct. 30-31

Hosted by ECAC 1 p.m. Colt State Park, Bristol

The Anchormen recorded their best finish in program history last fall in the NEIGA, placing 19th out of 39 teams. Brian Picinisco finished tied for 45th out of 196 golfers. The GNAC Championship will be played on the Anchormen’s home turf at Triggs Memorial Golf Course to cap off the fall season. RIC finished second out of seven teams last fall, and are considered the favorites to win this year’s tournament.

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Anchormen Cross-Country THE ROSTER Senior

Mike Macedo


Conor Breagy


Kevin Carey


Matt Macedo


Conor McCloskey


Austin Pena


Shawn Stadnick


Tom DeCristofaro


Ian McCord

PLAYERS TO WATCH Senior captain

Mike Macedo Macedo was the men’s cross country team’s MVP as a junior last season. He placed 122nd with a time of 27:38 at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Nov. 14. He placed 104th with a time of 29:19 at the ECAC Championships on Nov. 7. Macedo placed 31st with a time of 28:20 at the N.E. Alliance Championships on Oct. 31. He was RIC’s top runner,

placing second with a season-best time of 26:35.00, at Eastern Connecticut on Oct. 17. Macedo was RIC’s top runner, placing 20th with a time of 27:13.59 at the James Earley Invitational on Oct. 10. He placed 11th with a time of 27:47 at the POP Crowell Invitational on Oct. 3. Macedo was also RIC’s top runner, placing 50th with a time of 27:08.50, at the Cod Fish Bowl on Sept. 26, and he placed 76th with a time of 26:38 at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 19.


Matt Macedo Matt Macedo was named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once, and had an impressive freshman season after a distinguished high school career in which he re-wrote the record books and was named All-State twice while at Ponaganset High School. The younger of the Macedo brothers, Matt placed 132nd with a time of 27:55.40 at the N.E. Div.

III Championships on Nov. 14. Macedo was RIC’s top runner, placing 50th with a time of 28:12.70, at the ECAC Championships on Nov. 7, and placed 10th with a time of 27:38, at the POP Crowell Invitational on Oct. 3. Macedo placed 106th with a season-best time of 27:17 at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 19 last season.

Photo is of the 2009-2010 Anchormen team.

CAN’T MISS MEET ECAC D-III Championships Saturday, Nov. 6

Hosted by ECAC 1 p.m. Colt State Park, Bristol

Last year’s results

Matt Macedo placed 50th out of 296 runners to lead the RIC men’s cross country team to a 12th place finish out of 43 teams at the ECAC N.E. Div. III Championships last fall.

Kevin Jackson begins his 10th season as Rhode Island College’s men’s cross country head coach this fall, coming off a solid season a year ago. Jackson’s team finished the 2009 season 24th out of 48 teams, with a score of 637 at the NCAA New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Southern Maine on Nov. 14, 2009. The Anchormen placed 12th out of 43 teams with a score of 371 at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Div. III Championships, held at Mt. Greylock High School on Nov. 7. RIC also placed sixth of twelve teams with a score of 166 at the Little

East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by Keene State on Oct. 31. The Anchormen placed fourth of six teams in the Little East with a score of 112. RIC’s cross-country team is led by the dynamic duo of brothers Mike and Matt Macedo. Both were standout performers at Ponaganset High School prior to joining the Anchormen. Older brother Mike, a senior, was named All-Class and All-Division, while younger brother Matt, a sophomore, was named twotime All-State.

Anchorwomen Cross-Country



Lindsey Brisson


Katie Desrosiers


Kaitlin Geagan


Brooke Iby


Jamie Nunes


Nicole Poirier


Justyna Barlow


Brittany Richer


Kayleigh Smith


Corine Barclay


Chelsea Marshall


Meghan McMullen

PLAYERS TO WATCH Senior captain Katie Desrosiers Desrosiers was named the women’s cross country team’s MVP as a junior last fall. She was RIC’s top runner, placing 102nd with a time of 24:30.80, at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Nov. 14. She was RIC’s top runner, placing 36th with a time of 25:25.80 at the ECAC Championships on Nov. 7. That performance earned her Little East Conference Women’s Cross Country Runner of the

Week Honors. Desrosiers earned N.E. All-Alliance honors and was RIC’s top runner, placing 18th with a time of 20:52, at the N.E. Alliance Championships on Oct. 31. She placed third with a time of 22:19 at Eastern Connecticut on Oct. 17. Desrosiers was RIC’s top runner, placing 17th with a time of 20:28.62, at the James Earley Invitational on Oct. 10. She was RIC’s top runner, placing 23rd with a season-best time of 20:18, at the POP Crowell Invitational on Oct. 3. Desrosiers was RIC’s top runner, placing 66th with a time of 20:49 at the Cod Fish Bowl on Sept. 26. She was RIC’s top

runner, placing 132nd with a season-best time of 20:56, at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 19.

Senior Lindsey Brisson As a junior last season, Brisson placed 241st with a time of 27:16.80 at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Nov. 14. She placed 172nd with a time of 28:18.10 at the ECAC Championships on Nov. 7, placed 60th with a time of 22:42 at the N.E. Alliance

Championships on Oct. 31 and placed 10th with a time of 23:52.00 at Eastern Connecticut on Oct. 17. Brisson placed 92nd with a time of 22:42.92 at the James Earley Invitational on Oct. 10, and placed 147th with a time of 23:27 at the POP Crowell Invitational on Oct. 3. Brisson placed 146th with a time of 22:59.30 at the Cod Fish Bowl on Sept. 26, and placed 231st with a season-best time of 22:35 at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 19.

Photo is of the 2009-2010 Anchorwomen team.

CAN’T MISS MEET ECAC D-III Championships Saturday, Nov. 6

Hosted by ECAC 12 p.m. Colt State Park, Bristol

Last year’s results

Katie Desrosiers placed 36th out of 275 runners to lead the RIC women’s cross country team to a 16th-place finish out of 39 teams at the ECAC N.E. Div. III Championships last fall.

RIC Head Coach Kevin Jackson will be pulling double duty this fall, coaching both the men and women’s cross country teams. placing 30th out of 47 teams with a score of 886 at the NCAA New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Southern Maine on Nov. 14. The Anchorwomen placed 16th out of 39 teams with a score of 275 at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) N.E. Div. III Championships, held at Mt. Greylock Regional High School on Nov. 7. RIC placed sixth of 13 teams with a score of 183 at the Little East

Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships, hosted by Keene State on Oct. 31. The Anchorwomen placed fourth (six teams) in the Little East with a score of 105. The Anchorwomen feature a

talented senior class chock full of veteran runners this fall, including captain Nicole Poirier, Katie Desrosiers, Lindsey Brisson and Jamie Nunes.


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triple teams from the Lasers’ defense all game long, Costa finally broke through in the 61st minute of the contest. After being fed a beautiful pass from Treacy, Costa headed the ball past Bruninghaus to even up the score at one goal apiece. Costa would return the favor setting up Treacy, who netted a last-minute goal to give the Anchormen a dramatic win on their home turf. Following the goal by Tracy, the crowd erupted and the Anchormen rushed onto the field. Lasell made one final rush, but RIC held on for a hard-fought victory, 2-1. After picking up their first win of the season in semifinal action of the Rowan Invitational, the Anchormen have begun to gain momentum as they will be riding a two-game winning streak heading into Little East Conference play this week after knocking off Lasell and Husson. The Anchormen begin LEC play on the road against UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Batek and Belanger lead women’s tennis into LEC play By George Bissell Sports Editor

Rhode Island College sophomore Doris Belanger earned a hard-fought victory at No. 2 singles, but Emmanuel took five of six singles contests and won all three doubles as the Anchorwomen tennis team suffered their third straight loss, falling, 8-1, to Emmanuel College this past week. Belanger took the first set (7-5) from Emmanuel senior captain Megan Harrington, but lost (7-6) in a closely contested second frame. She won the

final set (10-3) to improve her personal record to 2-1 on the season. RIC drops to 0-3 overall, while the Saints won their season opener in dominating fashion. The Anchorwomen hit the road for their first Little East Conference matchup against Worcester State last weekend, and despite a late charge spearheaded by junior Gabriela Batek, the Anchorwomen fell short, losing 6-3. Batek earned a straight set (6-2, 6-2) victory at No. 1 singles, but the comeback effort fell short, as the Lancers swept

all three doubles matches and posted victories in three singles matches to defeat the Anchorwomen. Belanger rebounded from a first set loss (2-6, 7-5, 6-2) to win at No. 2 singles, while sophomore Kayla Morris dominated Worcester State sophomore Jacqueline Shaw (6-0, 6-0) at No. 4 singles for the first collegiate win of her career. Senior Courtney Blais, who won at No. 3 singles and teamed with classmate Ashley Perkins to win at No. 1 doubles, led the Lancers to their first-ever

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Taylor Dey (EMM) def. Gabriela Batek (RIC) Doris Belanger (RIC) def. Megan Harrington (EMM) Jenna Reid (EMM) def. Shannon Bilodeau (RIC) Jenny Konecnik (EMM) def. Kayla Morris (RIC) Alexandra Shakra (EMM) def. Suzi Healy-Wurzburg (RIC) Amanda Woznicki (EMM) def. No player (RIC), by forfeit


6-0, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1),

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Amanda Dey/Amanda Woznicki (EMM) def. Gabriela Batek/Shannon Bilodeau (RIC) Megan Harrington/Jenny Konecnik (EMM) def. Doris Belanger/Suzi Healy-Wurzburg (RIC) Emily Resnevic/Kate Biffinger (EMM) def. Kayla Morris/No player (RIC), by forfeit

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Worcester State University 6

Gabriela Batek (RIC) def. Ashley Perkins (WOR) Doris Belanger (RIC) def. Marissa Boss (WOR) Courtney Blais (WOR) def. Shannon Bilodeau (RIC) Kayla Morris (RIC) def. Jacqueline Shaw (WOR) Mariah Tangney (WOR) def. Shannon Healy (WOR) Brooke Michanczyk (WOR) def. Kassandra Lima (RIC)


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Rhode Island College

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victory in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen defeated the Lancers 9-0 in a non-conference matchup last fall, but the newest addition to the Little East got the better of them in their first conference match of the season. RIC drops to 0-4 overall and 0-1 in the Little East with the loss, while Worcester State raises its marks to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the LEC. In upcoming action, RIC will host Johnson & Wales in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

6-2, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0, 6-7 (10-12), 6-2,

6-2 7-5, 7-6 (7-2) 6-0 6-4 (10-7) 6-2


Courtney Blais/Ashley Perkins (WOR) def. Gabriela Batek/Shannon Bilodeau (RIC) 8-3 Marissa Boss/Jacqueline Shaw (WOR) def. Doris Belanger/Kayla Morris (RIC) 8-4 Mariah Tangney/Brooke Michanczyk (WOR) def. Shannon Healy/Kassandra Lima (RIC) 8-1


Anchorwomen salvage win over Gordon at Brandeis Invitational By George Bissell Sports Editor

Sophomore middle blocker Kalyn Archer registered 11 kills and six blocks as the Rhode Island College women’s volleyball team wrapped up competition at the Brandeis Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 11, with a 3-1 win over Gordon College. RIC went 1-3 over the twoday tournament, and saw their record dip below .500 for the second time this season at 5-6. The Anchorwomen salvaged a win over Gordon (25-18, 25-21, 23-25, 25-15) thanks in large part because of Archer’s effort and 10 kills by sophomore Breanna Boyer.

Sophomore setter Jessica Ho continued her strong play this fall with 35 assists in the victory. Boyer, who was named to the Regis Invitational’s AllTournament Team the previous weekend, continued her stellar play serving as the key catalyst for the Anchorwomen in each of their four contests this weekend against stiff competition. Undefeated Little East Conference rival UMass Boston swept RIC in the tournament’s opening round, 3-0 (8-25, 1925, 9-25). Boyer had nine kills in the loss. Williams College opened up its season with a 3-0 win (13-25, 12-25, 14-25) over RIC in their next game. Once again,

Boyer led the Anchorwomen with six kills. Boyer notched 10 kills against Babson College, but it wasn’t enough as the Anchorwomen were shutout for the third straight game of the tournament (17-25, 17-25, 7-25). The Anchorwomen picked up their only win of the Brandeis Invitational in the finale against Gordon College, and did not have any alltournament selections. RIC will travel to Western New England College for their final non-conference tune-up on Wednesday, Sept. 15, before opening up Little East Conference play against Keene State on Saturday, Sept. 18.

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Anchormen poach Eagles By George Bissell Sports Editor

Fresh off the heels of a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Lasell, the Rhode Island College men’s soccer team hit the road in search of their third victory in four games against the Husson College Eagles on Saturday, Sept. 11. RIC senior captain Corey Carvalho scored the game’s only goal in the 79th minute, and junior goalkeeper Nic Clark made two saves as the team shut out Husson, 1-0. It was the first shutout of the season for RIC, and the first for Clark in an Anchormen uniform. The Anchormen are now riding a two-game winning streak, and improved their record to 3-2. The Eagles suffered their second loss in as many games this season, dropping to 0-2 on the 2010

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Jessica Ho prepares to serve.


way to freshman Abygayle Fisher for the final 24 minutes, as the pair combined to shut out the Mariners. Koperda’s club has gotten off to a hot start this fall, rejuvenated by the performance of 13 new additions to the roster and the return of six key veterans. The X-factor in their two victories has been Smith, a transfer from CCRI who has already netted five goals this season. Smith pressured Mitchell freshman goalkeeper Kaylee Woodford early in the contest, but a number of excellent saves by Woodford kept the Anchorwomen off the board. In the 29th minute, the momentum swung the Anchorwomen’s way, when freshman midfielder Mariah Gonzalez drove deep into Mitchell territory. The Mariners defense knocked the ball away, but it found its way onto Smith’s foot, and she buried a shot from 10 yards out.

campaign. Carvalho, a standout midfielder, collected a ball that dropped into Husson’s goal box and fired it past the Eagles’ sophomore goalkeeper Mason Smith for his second marker of the season. The Anchormen dominated the flow of the game, leading in shots in both halves. RIC outshot the Eagles, 6-2 in the first half, and 12-1 in the second half. Despite a healthy advantage in shots, Mason’s stellar play in net kept the Anchormen off the board. Mason recorded six saves before Carvalho netted the game-winning goal with just 12 minutes remaining in the contest. RIC will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they open up Little East Conference play in a pivotal matchup at UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 18. The furious Anchorwomen attack continued, as Smith’s partner in crime this season, fellow CCRI transfer junior Ashley Choiniere, crossed the ball to Smith in the 33rd minute. She drove it past Woodford to score her second goal of the contest. Smith capped off the hat trick just under two minutes later, when sophomore midfielder Libby Lazar and Smith connected on a beautiful pass that ended with an easy, tap-in goal. With a healthy three-goal advantage, the Anchorwomen put the game away when freshman forward Stephanie Goetz scored on a breakaway in the 37th minute for the first collegiate goal of her career. Goetz’ marker was set up by a high, arcing pass from senior captain Alicia Lardaro, who turned in a solid game on defense. The Anchorwomen will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face local rival Salve Regina University on Sept. 15.


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Junior goalie Nic Clark intercepts a cross from a Lasell midfielder.

Smith’s hat trick Treacy’s heroics lead Junior scorer highlights Anchormen over Lasell Anchorwomen’s win over By Zack Dalton Anchor Staff Writer

Rhode Island College sophomore midfielder Liam Treacy buried his first goal of the season in the 87th minute to lift the Rhode Island College men’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over Lasell on Wednesday, Sept. 8. The Anchormen picked up a critical victory to even their record to 2-2, and have won two of their past three games in the early stages of the season thanks in large part to the heroics of Treacy (a transfer from North Carolina Wesleyan College) and sophomore Bruno Costa. Treacy netted the game winner in the final minutes of the contest, while Costa tied the game with his first marker of the season in the 61st minute.

Battling a plethora of injuries, the Anchormen had their hands full against a tough Lasell defense and their outstanding goaltender, Matthew Bruninghaus. The Anchormen battled back for a hard-fought victory after falling behind early, when Lasers freshman Marcus Lopez snuck past the defense and headed a pass from sophomore Adam Luciano past RIC goalkeeper Nic Clark, putting Lasell up 1-0 in the 13th minute. It was the first goal allowed by Clark at home this season, after shutting out Coast Guard Academy in the second half of the team’s first contest at home. The Lasers controlled the flow of the game throughout the first half, but recorded only one shot on goal thanks to solid play by the Anchormen

defense. Trailing by a goal heading into the second half, RIC Head Coach John Mello made several key adjustments that propelled the Anchormen to a comeback win. “We stepped up our intensity and the defense moved around more in the second half,” said Mello of the team’s halftime adjustments. “We started having better communication all over the field and got loud, throwing the Lasers attack off balance.” Once again, it was junior forward Bruno Costa leading the charge for the Anchormen in the second half. If this game was any indication, opposing defenses need to be concerned anytime Costa touches the ball. Despite having to fight through See LASELL Page 26


By George Bissell Sports Editor

Rhode Island College junior forward Alexis Smith netted her first career hat trick, scoring three goals in a 5:08 span to lead the Anchorwomen soccer team to a 4-0 shutout win over Mitchell College in the team’s home opener. “Alexis is a thoroughbred scorer, which we haven’t had the benefit of having on the roster the past two years,” RIC Head Coach Mike Koperda said after the game. “Not only did we finish, but I was pleased at how our midfield played to keep up the pressure. Overall it was a great team effort.” Smith’s constant pressure

on the Mitchell defense allowed her to account for 12 of the Anchorwomen’s 29 shots on the day, as RIC won backto-back games to open up the season for the first time since 2006. The Anchorwomen improved to 2-0, while the Mariners suffered their first loss, dropping to 2-1 in the early stages of the fall season. Rhode Island College senior goalkeeper Maddie Pirri – who was named the Little East Conference goalkeeper of the week for her 15-save performance in a 3-2 overtime win at Johnson & Wales on Sept. 4 – made five saves, to earn the win (2-0). Pirri gave See MITCHELL Page 27

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