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Talent Explosion

SCG sends a clear message Parliament passes club sports resolution, threatening to eliminate funding for next year. By George Bissell Editor-in-Chief

Student Parliament’s second meeting of the semester on Wednesday, Sept. 21 saw a limited agenda, following an election meeting where Rep. Brendan Cardona won the seat vacated by Student Community Government, Inc. Treasurer Shawn Kane, but three key resolutions, including a club sports resolution that could ultimately save the corporation upwards of $121,598.20 beginning next year, were passed by the body. The most contentious issue of the night by far was the club sports resolution proposed by President Travis Escobar and Secretary Kyla Pecchia. The proposal offered a solution to an issue that has been left unresolved by Student Parliament for the last three years: a club sports agreement. The resolution calls for SCG to discontinue funding all club sport organizations at the next annual Budget Hearings in Feb. 2012. Escobar and Pecchia hope that this measure will force the Department of Athletics to adopt and fund Ice Hockey, Equestrian, Men’s and Women’s Rugby, and Racquetball. Also, the resolution endorses a raise in the Athletics fee by $20 to support the transition, including the hiring of an additional athletic trainer and a director to oversee the theoretical club sports program. The resolution had opposition from Dean of Students Scott Kane, SCG’s advisor, and Staff Rep. Mark Paolucci, who each advised against the harsh language the resolution contained. Rep. Michael Hartley


Cardona elected SCG treasurer By Nicholas J. Lima Anchor Editor

It’s been called the toughest student job on campus. A statement verified, in part, by the fact that five different students have held the position over the last 18 months. Rep. Brendan Cardona became the latest treasurer of Student Community Government, Inc. following a landslide election victory on Wednesday, Sept. 21. In what many observers said would be a tightly contested race, Cardona soundly

defeated Rep. Gianna Auger by a 19-2 vote. “I’m looking forward to a great year,” Cardona told The Anchor after the meeting. “I know I have a lot to prove.” Cardona was sworn in during a brief ceremony at the regular Parliament meeting that followed. The election had been billed as a three-way race. Rep. Alexander Hoffman, who like each of the candidates is a relative newcomer to Parliament, See ELECTED Page 5

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SCG Treasurer Brendan Cardona.

Student Union feasibility study revealed Architects to unveil new design options at forum By George Bissell Editor-in-Chief

The Rhode Island College community will get their first look at the proposed renovations and expansion to the Student Union when the architectural firms RGB and Foresite

unveil them during the Free Period on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in the Student Union Ballroom. “Attending the Student Union Feasibility Study ‘REVEAL’ will be the absolute best way to receive the most detailed overview of the results of the proposed Student Union Renovation

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& Expansion project, first hand. Since RGB and ForeSite, the architects and planners, will be there in person to share their findings, everyone will have an opportunity to be the first informed of what promises to become a See UNION Page 6

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News Cardona elected SCG treasurer Rep. Brendan Cardona became the latest treasurer of Student Community Government, Inc. following a landslide election victory last Wednesday night.


Lifestyles RIC Homecoming 5k Rhode Island College kicks off its Homecoming Weekend next week on Saturday, Oct. 1 with the revived 5k Road Race and Walk.


A&E Talent Explosion Iota Phi Theta holds its annual talent show that brings killer talent to the stage, but the show wasn’t without its minor hitches from a production standpoint.


Sports Dynamic freshmen Ford and Butler lead RIC to victory Led by freshmen Patrick Ford and Ryan Butler, the Rhode Island College men’s golf team shot the second lowest score in program history.


Construction crews cleared out a forested area on East Campus, next to building 10, the Kauffman Center, to make way for a parking lot. The lot is approximately100 yards long by 50 yards wide. As of press time The Anchor was unable to gather details from the administration, despite multiple attempts of inquiry. At this time it is unclear who the contractor is, how many new spaces will be available or who the spaces will be available to.

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Diversity Week comes to RIC By Carissa Williamson Anchor Contributor

October is rapidly approaching, and with it comes the seventh annual Diversity Week at Rhode Island College. The week of events, Oct. 3-7, is the product of the prior Unity Center director and other participants’ desire to implement diversity on the RIC campus. It’s a collaboration of several groups of students, faculty and staff working to create opportunities for others to learn about the differences in opinions, values and experiences that come from the existence of diversity. Each year the focus of Diversity Week changes depending on the proposals received by Antoinette Gomes, the director of the Unity Center, from campus groups. There are more performing arts events, workshops, lectures and coordinated classroom activities. This year, the focus is on workshops and lectures, with a few group activities, as well. Gomes said that she is thrilled with the number of people and organizations that wish to be involved with Diversity Week. From organizing events to volunteering, she hopes that everyone will

find a way to be involved with the event because she said it’s so important to recognize the many diversities that can be found right here at RIC. T h i s year, over 20 events are being held throughout Diversity Week, taking place across the campus from Craig-Lee to Adams Library. One is “Eric @ RIC,” which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Faculty Center main dining room. Eric, a RIC student, and his mother, Judy will tell the story of how he grew from a significantly impaired boy with autism to a bright young man who was chosen salutatorian as a senior in high school. They will talk about the support he has received throughout his career as a student and his experiences at RIC. It

is meant to provide a greater understanding of autism and how students, faculty and staff can help create an environment where autistic people can feel more included and equal to those without it. The Unity Center emphasized the event in the hoping it will bring knowledge to others about how the number of people with autism has grown so significantly that it is becoming part of the norm. Another event Gomes says will be highly popular is “Cultural Food Stories and International Attire Night,” which will be held in the Student Union Ballroom on Tues., Oct. 4 from 7-10 p.m.

This event will be a gathering of the campus community and local restaurants to taste food from other cultures and find out the stories behind their food. It is also a chance for people to show their international attire and talk about its history. Diversity Week has been highly attended each year with the students, faculty and staff of RIC, and this year looks to be just as big. For a brochure with more information and a full list of Diversity Week events, stop by the Unity Center or search “Diversity Week” on the RIC website and click on the fourth link on the list.

Mariama Kurbally wins John H. Chafee Award By Katelyn Hurd Anchor Editor

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(From left) RIC President Nancy Carriuolo, Mariama Kurbally and Governor Lincoln Chafee.

Mariama Kurbally, a Rhode Island College senior, was recently recognized for her service and leadership skills. Kurbally, who has made a positive impact on the campus and her community, received the John H. Chafee Award. “I’m in awe of how it happened,” Kurbally said, excited to receive an email from RIC President Nancy Carriuolo. The award was presented by the former governor’s son at the State House on Sept. 16 with current Governor Lincoln Chafee in attendance. Jane Fusco, director of News and Public Relations, described Kurbally’s work as “an inspiration to all students.” Kurbally founded the L.I.F.E. organization at RIC, which strives to eliminate bullying, strengthen leadership skills and unite individuals with common goals of fighting negative issues. Last year

Kurbally lead the organization in coordinating the L.I.F.E. Diversity Conference, which drew a crowd of students from schools throughout the state. The event showcased the RIC campus and held workshops demonstrating diversity. Kurbally also volunteers for the North Providence Youth Alliance an intern for Smithfield representative Tom Winfield and a former intern for Rhode Island for Community Justice. She also works the night shifts at Hasbro Hospital while balancing her classes and studying for the LSATS along with all the work she’s done for the community. Kurbally is a political science major who aspires to attend law school after graduating from RIC. Thomas Schmeling, chair of RIC’s political science department, presented Kurbally with the Chafee Award. Schmeling said that he is “gratified that her service is being given public recognition by this award.”


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Meredith Vieira to speak at Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies Conference By Hayden James Anchor Editor

Meredith Vieira, an eighttime Emmy recipient, will be guest speaking at a two-day conference on Portuguese immigration and studies of generational changes at Rhode Island College from Oct. 14-15. Vieira will present “Discovering my Azorean Roots: A Conversation with Meredith Vieira,” which she initially aired as a segment on the Today Show in 2008. A second presentation by Dulce Soares Scott will focus on a survey and study of generational changes that occur within the second

through fourth generations of the descendants of immigrants. After Vieira’s presentation, she will be awarded the Presidential Medal, reserved for distinctive members of the college community. According to Marie Fraley, interim director of the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at RIC, there will be a panel of about 30 speakers and moderators from Portugal, Canada and the United States. Panelists will include scholars, elected officials and community leaders. “It is exciting for us to welcome Meredith Vieira to RIC,” said Fraley. “Talking

about her experience as a granddaughter of Portuguese immigrants who has gone back to discover her roots illustrates the point of the conference. There has been much research about immigrants but not so much how their descendants have integrated into American society while still maintaining their ethnic identity, culture and language.” Vieira was born in East Providence to first-generation Portuguese-American parents. Her grandparents moved to the United States from the Azores. She accepted the invitation extended to her by the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone

World Studies. Vieira has been the host of the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” since 2002 and NBC’s “Today” show from 2006 - June 2011. She began her television career in Rhode Island working for WJAR-TV as a reporter and anchor before moving to New York.




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withdrew from the race and endorsed Cardona during his speech. “After giving much thought to this election, I’ve decided that there’s actually a better candidate than myself for treasurer,” Hoffman said in his speech, which followed Cardona’s. Auger spoke first. “I felt that Brendan was a better candidate,” he said later in an interview. “I felt that it was necessary to do what was best for the entire body and not follow my ambitions.” Cardona replaces Shawn Kane, who resigned at the beginning of the school year. Kane was reelected in May after serving the remainder of Rob Roy’s term. Roy, in turn, was filling the remainder of Nicholas Bernardo’s term. Bernardo had been reelected in May 2010 after taking over for Christopher Kelly in the spring of that year. Cardona said that Roy, who resigned to take up professional opportunities related to his theater major, will still be available to guide him. The two are roommates. “I can’t promise that I’ll be perfect, or that I’ll be a better treasurer than Rob Roy... but I can always promise that I’ll give 100 percent,” Cardona said in his speech. Not only does Cardona have the support of former Treasurer Roy, a longtime member of the Finance Commission, he has President Travis Escobar behind him, as well. “I definitely supported [him] for treasurer. He’s had a lot of exposure on Student Community Government and around the executive board,” Escobar said. “I think he will fit very

well into the position of treasurer,” he added. Cardona, a junior, is a business major at RIC. He ran for vice president last May but was edged out by another new face on Parliament, Rep. Jordan Day. As treasurer, he will chair the Finance Commission, oversee the funding for every student organization and directly manage the budget for SCG. The job requires a lot of time and arithmetic, but the politics involved in dealing with so many organizations is often a treasurer’s biggest test. “One thing I can promise is that every allocation will be looked at fairly,” he said in his speech. His opponent, Auger, a junior, is double majoring in psychology and business management. She represents Browne Hall in Parliament and has worked since she was a freshman at College Dining Services. There, she handles finances, bookkeeping and other office tasks. She said she got involved with SCG because she wasn’t getting “the true college experience.” “When former Treasurer Kane resigned... I saw a great opportunity to put my skills in management and finance to good use,” she said during her speech. For Cardona, who made his speech wearing a black dress shirt, sleeves rolled up past the elbows and a tie with the U.S. Constitution printed on it, the job began right after the election. “I know I have a lot to prove,” he said. “I’m here to stay for the whole year.” He said he’s looking to change the culture of the job. When asked when he planned to get started, he didn’t hesitate to answer. “I start right now,” he said. Treasurer Cardona then turned, and walked straight upstairs to his new office.

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very exciting, large-scale, campus endeavor,” said Student Union Director Kristen Salemi. “Students will be captivated by the presentation once it starts, especially to see the conceptual renderings and computer-animated “walk through” of some of the proposed spaces. Since the Student Union is for and about students, it is paramount that they become informed and share their sentiment and opinions to the administration about its future progression. My hope is that we have a full house.” The unveiling of the proposed renovations and expansion to the Student Union is just the latest chapter in a story that dates back to February 2008, when the Student Union Expansion Feasibility Task Group was created by then

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was the only student member to vote against the resolution. Parliament members took issue with the fact that, after a three-year trial program began almost seven years ago, the RIC administration has not fully taken on any club sports. Many felt that the strong language, and ultimatum to cut funding, were necessary to jumpstart a transitional conversation that stalled in 2008. Ice Hockey, which now receives some funding and support from Athletics, was supposed to be joined by the other club sports, as SCG officials say they don’t have the knowledge to deal with issues ranging from trainers and scheduling to league compliance, liability insurance and equipment maintenance. Before debate on the club sports resolution began, Parliament voted unanimously to approve a revised SCG stipend policy. The original policy was revised to include annual salaries for the newly created cabi-

RIC President John Nazarian in response to student concerns led by the united voice of Student Community Government, Inc. that RIC’s existing Student Union did not adequately meet the needs of the student body. The task force, which consisted of 16 influential members of faculty, staff and student organizations, met a total of five times during the spring of 2008 and came to the following conclusions, which were presented in their final report in May of 2008: RIC’s Student Union no longer adequately meets the needs of the student body and greater college community on a number of dimensions, the Student Union’s current structure is well below industry standards for capacity and it lacks competitiveness with peer institutions. The task force also concluded that the Student Union fails to provide gathering spaces for students to socialize

and relax between or after class, services and functions to address students’ involvement and affiliation needs, and meeting facilities to accommodate faculty, staff and students as well as outside community groups. The final recommendation that the task force submitted was that the only alternative to provide solutions in a way that would serve the institution for a sustainable period of time was to create a larger Student Union facility. In November 2010 the RIC Steering Committee, which developed the Master Plan for 2010-2020, listed as some of their key findings that there is a need for additional student life space, including the renovation and expansion of the Student Union. Through an interview process, the college concluded that in nearly every are on campus, students pleaded for more space to “hang out” and identify RIC as their “home away from

home.” They also listed in their report that many students are glad that ideas for a larger Student Union are currently under development. The results of the architectural firm’s findings represent a major turning point in the process of expanding and renovating the existing Student Union, which has been a priority for both the student body and administration since 2008. The presentation given by the architects will provide a professional viewpoint that addresses the central issues regarding renovation and expansion of the existing Student Union. One of the largest issues with the project is funding. An increase in student fees will be necessary in order to finance any upgrades to the Student Union. The report given by the architects will present three options, along with a breakdown of the cost that explains just

how much it will take to fund a project of this magnitude. The next step in the process places the burden on Student Community Government, Inc. to pass a resolution endorsing an increase in student fees to finance the project. A number of officers and high-ranking members have already proclaimed their support. RGB and ForeSite architects will make a similar presentation at the third meeting of Student Parliament on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. If Parliament passes a resolution recommending a fee increase to the Board of Governors for Higher Education, then the potential for actual renovation and expansion increases tremendously. If students fail to show up and support the Student Union expansion, then there is the potential that the project could fall by the wayside due to a lack of support among the student population.

net positions. At the first Student Parliament meeting of the semester on Aug. 31, President Escobar proposed the addition of four cabinet positions, a chief of staff, communications director, student organizations coordinator and a comptroller. With funding to create the cabinet positions approved by the Finance Commission earlier in the day, they were officially created when Parliament voted to approve the changes to the corporation’s stipend policy. Sign-up sheets for interviews are posted in the SCG office for the four new student jobs. The final resolution put before the body before the club sports resolution debate began was introduced by Vice President Jordan Day, and called for the creation of a Greek Community Council. After attempts to create a Greek council at the end of last year failed, the resolution was brought before the body and passed unanimously. The final piece of legislation Parliament voted to approve was the creation of a Campus Alcohol Policy Ad-Hoc Committee. The committee will solicit information from a wide range of sources and report

Rep. Nicholas Lima, flanked by his famous fedora, reads changes to a proposal last Wednesday. Also pictured, from left, are Reps. George Bissell, Jack Adamo, Edward Taylor and Gianna Auger. Behind Auger is Dean Scott Kane, who is SCG’s advisor, Administrative Supervisor Sally Hindson, who takes the minutes of all Parliament meetings, is at the back right. forward with concepts to renoback to Parliament no later than sion project. The architects’ work comes vate and increase the size of the the last week of March with its as a result of the Student Union Student Union, which is among findings for consideration. The next Parliament meet- Expansion Feasibility Task the smallest in RIC’s group of ing is scheduled for Wednesday, Group, a committee created by peer institutions. The original group, chaired Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Student then-RIC President John NazarUnion Ballroom. Architects ian at Parliament’s request dur- by Kane, consisted of faculty, from RGB and ForeSite will be ing the 2007-2008 session. The staff, administrators, and memmaking a presentation regard- task force recommended that bers of WXIN, RSA, SCG, Proing the Student Union expan- the college administration move gramming and The Anchor.

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What is wrong with Campus Police? I was ticketed for parking in front of a hydrant that I didn’t notice last week, and saw another car parked in front of the same hydrant today, with no ticket on its windshield. Now, I realize that an officer might not have seen it yet, but what riles me is that an officer in a cruiser drove by said car not once, but twice, seeing that the car was blocking hydrant, yet no ticket was written. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen

cars parked in the morning in a no parking zone (such as the ends of parking rows in the Murray Center lot) and come back in the evening to see the same car in the exact same spot with no ticket written. I remember when I first got to campus as a freshman seeing cars parked in these spots and thinking it was fine to park there and did for two weeks. Yet I end up with a ticket after two weeks of parking in that spot. We all know that parking is an

issue on campus, that’s why there are cars parked where they really shouldn’t be. I assume Campus Police knows that it’s an issue as well. What I want to know is what can be done? I say if they’re going to ticket, then don’t ticket selectively. Either they ticket everyone, regardless of the fact that there are no other spaces on campus, or they don’t ticket anyone at all because there are no other spaces to park. I would tend to think any sort

Bloody apathy

opinion piece By Devin Noll and Mandy Wray Dion Anchor Editors Copious amounts of blood spatter were spotted on campus last Wednesday as students headed to their 8 a.m. classes, and rumors of a violent altercation began to spread like wildfire. Adding fuel to the fire, photos of the blood-covered ATM littered students’ Facebook pages and only increased concerns, since they could only speculate as to what happened. The blood trail appeared to start at the Citizens Bank ATM in the back foyer of the Student Union, where a large amount of blood was discovered on both the floor and on the ATM itself. From there, the blood trailed off into two different directions. The first trail leads down the stairs behind the Student Union Café, heading towards the Murray Center parking lot. At the bottom of the stairs was a large pool of blood, only steps away from the Café entrance. The second trail from the ATM headed towards the Student Union parking lot and came to an end around the 15-minute parking area. One would imagine that upon blood being discovered at a public institution, Campus Police and the college administration would work quickly to ensure students’ safety and health, right? Not at Rhode Island College. Mixed reports from Campus Police and the college administration claim that the early morning incident was “under investigation”

or was “just a nose bleed.” Regardless of the cause, the evidence remained untouched for several hours – in some spots for nearly two days. According to the crime scene cleanup service Biospecialists, blood that is not properly disinfected and removed can contain hazardous blood-borne pathogens for up to several weeks. Hepatitis can remain viable for up to seven days in dry form, and HIV/aids can remain contagious in dried blood for up to 14 days. We watched for several hours while the blood trail remained untouched until 3 p.m. that day. The ATM was cleaned up shortly after 8 a.m. but was not sanitized adequately. Blood remained caked in the buttons, screen and cracks of the device. Concerned about the health and safety of RIC students, we began to make some phone calls. The first call was to Campus Police shortly after 3 p.m., who said they would “make some calls” and take care of it. Around the same time, Tyne Uzo, a student working in the Student Union, grew concerned and called Facilities and Operations from her office phone. According to Uzo, the person she was connected with was “less than amiable” and “said that the situation was taken care of.” We sat on the steps of the Ducey Media Center and watched a custodian emerge from the Student Union with a mop and bucket to tackle the mess. The custodian finished soon after starting, having only cleaned the top half of the Café stairs and quickly wiping

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the ATM screen and body. From there, we called Health Services, the Providence Police, and also addressed Student Parliament at their open forum. The bloody mess remained. The following morning, we followed up with more phone calls and reported the incident to the R.I. Department of Health. On Saturday, we reported the situation to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). When Vice President of Administration and Finance William Gearhart was contacted about the situation, he said that an “officer reported that as of approximately 1:30 p.m. (Thursday) there was no blood on the ATM machine or the ground.” However, as of press time, blood still remains stained on the ground around the Student Union and in some spots of the ATM. Our main concern is the apathy on the part of the college administration. Not a single department of RIC wants to take the time and responsibility to properly address the situation, and have left students uninformed, and their health at risk. Clearly there is no one at RIC who is qualified to deal with hazardous waste, or that understands the serious repercussions of leaving dried blood for several days. Some students should not have to be making dozens of phone calls in order to see the situation addressed, nor should the student press have to be begging for the State of Rhode Island to pay attention. We hope that in the future, any incidents

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Upcoming Student Activities Homecoming Weekend Sept. 28 – Oct. 1 From races, to concerts and everything in between, this string of events is not to be missed and can be enjoyed by everyone. For more info, visit http://

Diversity Week Oct. 3 – Oct. 7 This week features a series of workshops and group events that teaches students about campus diversity here at RIC. For more info, and a list of events, visit: whatsnews/media/documents3/diversity%20 week%202011.indd.pdf

Blood Drive Sept. 26-27 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stop by the Student Union Ballroom, donate some blood and save a life.

River North Chicago Dance Company Oct. 5 7:30 p.m. Roberts Hall Auditorium Highly skilled and emotive dancers, stimulating music and bold choreography are the hallmarks of this jazz-based contemporary company.

RIC H omecoming 5 k

By Alexandra Weston Lifestyles Editor

Rhode Island College kicks off its Homecoming Weekend next week on Saturday, Oct. 1 with the revived 5k Road Race and Walk. Pre-registration opened at 8:00 a.m. last Sunday at the Bob Black Track Facility, and continues until Sept. 27. The pre-entry fee is $20 via on-line or mail-in and the cost will be $25 the day of race. RIC Students only pay $10 for preentry and $20 the day of race (ID required at registration). Homecoming t-shirts will be given to all registered runners and refreshments will follow the race. The registration fees cover

the many expenses generated by the race, such as charting a course for the race to make sure it’s an official 5k and providing free refreshments for the participants after the race, and also the prizes awarded after the race. The top man and woman overall in the race will win a cash prize of $100, plus awards for the top male and female finishers in each age category: Junior (18 & under), Open (2039), Masters (40-49), Seniors (50-59), Veterans (60-69) and Grand Veterans (70 and over). The top male and female student finishers will receive $25 gift certificates to the Campus Store. In addition, there will be awards for the first alumni and first faculty, staff or emeriti

finisher. RIC’s first 5k was in 2008 sponsored by the Alumni Association, and until then event had not been revisited. With the help of Don Tencher, the director of athletics at RIC, and Jay Jones, RIC’s wrestling head coach; the

race will be reintroduced to the campus. Jones said that he was “excited to bring more people to Homecoming.” He also said that, while this is a race, people are also welcome to enjoy their time by walking.

For registration, make any checks payable to “RIC Road Race” and mail them to Jay Jones, The Murray Center, 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908; or register on line at   For more information, please contact Jay Jones at (401) 456-4615 or via e-mail at For directions, see directions.php

Need a new hangout spot? PVD Social Club may just be it

By Eddie Taylor Managing Editor

The PVD Social Club, formally Jerky’s, located at 71 Richmond St. in Providence above Club Hell, currently celebrated its first year as one of the capitol’s hit new social scenes. The club wishes to stand out from the pack offering a different kind of clubbing experience than its competitors. If you’re like most veterans of the normal nightclub scene, then you’ve seen it all before. You walk in dressed in your best getup just to spend an hour standing outside in the cold, and of course you didn’t wear a jacket. When you finally get to the front of the line you get stared down at by a bouncer twice your size that reluctantly lets you in. Great your finally in the night is yours, then a drunk girl stumbles spilling her drink all over your shirt making you look like a bum for the rest of the evening. Then if despite the red wine stain on your brand new white shirt doesn’t keep you from pulling a girl out of her impenetrable circle of friends, you spend the rest of the night screaming at her so she can hear you over the music. It was great your freshman year when it was all new to you, but now it’s just old. You need a place where you can go to actually talk to women without losing your voice halfway through the night. PVD Social Club offers a different experience than the more intense nightclubs in the area. First of all you can

actually talk to a girl without your voice giving out halfway through the night. PVD Social club melds the bar environment with a more traditional club feel that makes for a more relaxed environment. The club opens up early at 5 p.m. and serving food and drinks to those who choose to come early. The club makes use of themed nights throughout the week and live bands. The club continues Jerky’s famous Reggae nights every Monday featuring the best local acts. Tuesday night PVD Social Club offers an open mic hip-hop night, whether you want to test you freestyle skills or want to check out some under the radar. Thursdays the club offers its college night starting off with live music followed by some of your favorite pop and party music to dance to on PVD’s huge hardwood dance floor. PVD Social Club also features roots music on Sundays. Friday nights feature PVD’s newest themed night that’s sure to become one of Providence’s top hangouts for college kids with their Foo Bar Fridays. Foo starts off with a “water” pong tournament starting at 5 p.m. The club also sells beer and chili dogs. After pong, PVD features live music then DJ Magee ends the night playing some of your favorite hits to jive to. So check out PVD Social club and maybe meet a girl you can actually talk to rather than scream at. Check out next week’s Anchor for a full review of PVD Social Club.


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This week’s most useful websites By Rob Santurri Anchor Contributor

Goodreads If you love to read as much as I do, then Goodreads is an extremely useful website. The site allows you to keep track of all the books you’ve read on a year-to-year basis and the amount of pages. It also has a really useful function that allows you to keep track of what books you want to read in the future. The layout is also simple and easy to use. Goodreads also has a new recommendation feature that will give you book recommendations based on what you’ve previously read. There is also another good feature where you can see top category lists for books voted on by users of the website. The only downside to the site is you have to manually add any books you previously read. The site is also completely free to use unlike some other similar websites.

DownForEveryone? This site is exactly what the name says it is. It lets you know instantly whether a website is down for you, or if it’s down in general. It’s an extremely useful site that I like to use when sites like Netflix, Facebook and others aren’t working for me. The best part about this is that it actually works and of course it’s free.

OpenCongress OpenCongress is both a non-profit and non-partisan website. The site shows you a very simple way for you to email your representative or senator if you wish to do so. It also lets you know which bills are in the new, currently up for debate and their current status. This also includes whether there have been any votes on the bills and if so the results of those votes. The site also lets you see what kind of bills have been proposed based on the issue. For example, in the 112th congress there have been 42 bills proposed concerning the issue of abortion and none have become law. The site has another great feature called the money trail which lets you see what sectors and industries have donated what amounts to politicians in congress. It also breaks down, individually, for each congressman and congresswoman what bills they have sponsored, how often they vote with their party, their votes on issues, campaign contributions and much more.

TopDocumentaryFilms TopDocumentaryFilms is one of those hidden gems on the internet. The site has hundreds of documentaries for free. They cover a vast amount of subjects from all different kind of viewpoints. There is everything from comedy, economics, war, science documentaries and much more. I have seen a number of the documentaries that are on this website that I can personally recommend. “An Evening with Kevin Smith” is a hilarious Q&A and entertaining storytelling from the director himself. Fair warning that there is some strong language in this particular video. Another great documentary is “American Drug War: The Last Great White Hope,” and it is a fascinating look at the war on drugs. I can also recommend “Maxed Out,” which takes a cold hard look at the U.S and its growing consumer debt problem. Be on the lookout in the video for an appearance by consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren who is now running for Scott Brown’s senate seat in Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of

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Fall fashion wish list This fall’s wardrobe must-haves By Courtney Woods Fashion RX

Corduroy Leggings Price: $ 38

Faux Fur Collar Sweater Price: $138.00

When I was in grade school growing inches and gaining pounds at a more rapid rate every year, September marked when my grandmother would take me shopping for new school clothes. I remember my unbridled joy as I picked out new clothes to wear to show off to a new grade with new friends and a new teacher. Over the years I have acquired tons of clothes that I love and when school starts I like to pick out a few new pieces to add to my closet to work into my wardrobe to freshen it up for fall. I present to you this fall’s wish list: A fringed jacket- for as long as I can remember, I have wanted a fringed jacket. I have long envisioned rocking a vintage camel suede jacket with long fringe dangling from the underside of both arms. Finding a jacket I feel fantastic in is important to me because it’s going to be on me almost every day in the cool weather. Corduroy Jeggings- I am a firm believer in jeggings. Despite the fact they’re the butt of many fashion jokes, jeggings are comfortable. Comfort-wise I think they are a close second to sweat pants. Instead of falling into the “sweatpants trap” this fall, I am going to choose jeggings. This way I look like I put in a little effort in without sacrificing comfort. Lately I have seen interesting spins on jeggings. I have seen every wash from acid wash to sleek dark denim, and jeggings with thoughtful details like ankle zips, but my must-have jeggings for the fall are corduroy jeggings. HUE, best known for their hosiery, has released a line of corduroy jeggings in bright fall colors like plum and mustard. These pants take the warmth of corduroys and add a comfy elastic waistband. Perfect for long days on campus. Biker boots- As soon as the leaves start to fall, I reluctantly pack my strappy summer stilettos into storage and make

room in my closet for what I think is one of the only redemptions of cold weather: boots. I am a fiend for boots! This fall I want to make an investment and get a pair of quality leather biker boots. Biker style boots can be worked into any outfit. I especially like the unlikely pair of biker boots and a sweet flirty dress. I want these babies to last more than one season so I am looking into brands known for their fine leather work, like Frye or Doc Martens. Scarves- I absolutely abhor being cold and sometimes when there is unexpected wind whistling through the buildings on campus my fall coat just doesn’t cut it. Solution? Scarves! This autumn I want to incorporate soft and silky pashmina scarves into my outfits. Besides the warmth factor, scarves act like jewelry. Choose a nice neutral color and they can pull an outfit together, or choose a bright color or print and make your scarf a statement piece. Sweater with a faux fur collar- Autumn is a funky season in New England. Some days it is bitter cold, and some days the summer weather comes back to tease us. I like to have a cardigan or sweater with me at all times to deal with this unpredictability. This season I want a cardigan with faux fur around the collar. I think this style sweater is an adorable nod to the 5 0 ’s . Ideally my fur collared sweater would be baby pink and have pearl buttons. This look reminds me of a classic Barbie doll. If you’re looking t o spruce up your fall wardrobe without breaking the bank, make a wish list of a few pieces like I have. A few new things can revitalize tired outfits and give them an autumn spin.

Journee Pashmina Scarf Price: $19.99

Dr. Martens Boots Price: $ 180


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RIC Events Annual Art Faculty Exhibition Sept. 8-30 Bannister Gallery Tues.-Fri. 12 - 8 p.m. Free 48-Hour Film Festival Screening Sept. 28 Horace Mann 193 8:30 p.m. Free National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China Oct. 2 Sapinsley Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free

RIC Mainstage Theatre Presents: Almost, Maine Sept. 28 - Oct. 1 8 p.m. Oct. 1-2 – 2 p.m. $15

Arts & Entertainment

RIC music program brings melody to campus

By Kyle Fernandes Anchor A&E Writer

Some people hear it on the radio others experience live it live’ and most have it in mp3 format. Though for those who study music, it’s everywhere. The talented musicians here at Rhode Island College work hours a day to master their instruments, and it’s not all just fun and games. However, their hard work leads to amazing performances that occur throughout the semester. The music program at RIC is not just one basic blob of musicianship, though several branches of the music program bring variety to RIC melodies. Conducted by Teresa Coffman, the RIC chorus is a made up from a mix of fifty-five to seventy dedicated singers. The Chamber Ensemble uses the most advanced and dedicated of these singers, and puts both groups together for one spectacular performance. Two new groups recently added is Women’s Chorus & Men’s Chorus, which strays away from classical to medieval and jazz pieces. Breaking away from the

singing of the chorus groups, RIC also features a talented array of ensembles and orchestras. Ensembles generally focus on one type of instrument, such as the wind ensemble which focuses on woodwind instruments. Orchestras contain performers from a variety of instruments, such as combining the Wind ensemble with the string ensemble. Ensemble does not mean smaller, though. The RIC Wind Ensemble contains fifty members. Finally, swaying away from classical music, we have the jazz concerts. These concerts may be a little more hip because they include blues, funk, fusion, and jazz. Walking down the RIC Nazarian hallway or just lounging outdoors, one can find a group of music students conversing or just goofing around. Everyone is real friendly and looking forward to the upcoming shows. The most anticipated is the Annual Halloween College Concert at 8:00PM in Sapinsley Hall, right in the heart of Nazarian Center. This event is on Oct. 28 and costs ten bucks. Why go see this show? Because it can be free! All of

the performers will be dressing up in Halloween costumes doing what they love most, and if you dress up in the spirits of old Saint Halloween, you get in at no charge. Also, all of the ensembles will be playing at this event. There is a lot that I didn’t mention too such as the saxophone quartet, trumpet ensemble, guitar ensemble, flute choir and much more. It may seem that music majors have it easy doing what they love every day, but the life of a music major proves to be a lot of work. First off, students are required to learn an instrument classically, which means no Foo Fighter pieces. Martha Gannoh, who is a senior and majoring in Music with a specialization in Performance of Voice, sets a side seven hours a day practicing her instrument, studying theory, history, sight singing and ear training. There is a lot one more reading that one might have thought, especially with the required history courses. “My experience has been great,” said Martha. “The professors give us many chances to perform to make sure you’re See music Page 20

Performing Arts Series Presents: River North Dance Chicago Oct. 5 7:30 p.m. $35 General Admission, $5 RIC Students Chamber Orchestra & Small Ensembles Sapinsley Hall, Oct. 2 7:30 p.m. Free Courtesy of


of talent at Sapinsley Hall By Peter Hoey

Anchor A&E Writer

On Sept. 22, Sapinsley Hall was home to Iota Phi Theta’s 4th annual Talent Show, “Talent Explosion.” Co-sponsored by WXIN radio station and OASPA, the event consisted of fifteen contestants, each taking the stage one at a time to perform their respective talents. Deciding the winner of this event was the crowd, who would cheer their hearts out for whoever’s talent they believed was the best. With only three prizes – first being $300, second being $150, and third being $50 – the contestants knew they had to sway every member of the audience. The event turned out a very good crowd, easily filling up more than half of Rhode Island College’s Sapinsley Hall. Unfortunately, there was no pamphlet or handout listing each of the performers which was odd considering many of the contestants were signed up for the event weeks in advance. The stage, lit up by stage lights, was completely bare, aside from Iota Phi Theta’s president, Tyler Eason, and the WXIN crew, with their equipment headed by Lisa “LB” Bradley. Although not aesthetically impressive, this allowed the audience to focus on what mattered the most: the contestants and each of their talents. The talent show did run into a few problems, however. It began ten minutes late, which I assumed was to allow some extra time needed for contestants to sort themselves out and allow the tech crew to work on any technical problems. Receiving a warm welcome by Iota Phi Theta’s president Tyler Eason, he introduced the first act. This confused me since I See Talent Page 21

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“Year, Make, Model” gives RIC Dance Company international exposure By Kyle Grant A&E Editor

Here at Rhode Island College, we know we have a talented Dance Company. However, thanks to a video created by the dance group called Year, Make, Model, the rest of the world will get to see just how talented our dancing guys and gals are. “Year, Make, Model” is a

short film shot on location at Gosetti’s Auto Care in Johnston, and features RIC students Jamie Arnold, James Burgis II, Naysh Fox, Lauren Huggon, Cassie Murdock, Victoria Murno and Joey Nicastro. Basically, the film portrays a party happening at an auto repair shop, featuring grease monkey mechanics dumbstruck by pretty ladies who stop on by. The short film has a 50’s doo-wop feel, which

is accented by the soundtrack brought by Dion DiMucci. At first, the auto body shop starts off grey and bleak, with mechanics hard at work. However, the younger mechanics do goof off and dance. Soon, the auto-body shop becomes a dance hall, with mechanics and preps alike beginning to party it up. “Year, Make, Model” was choreographed by New York-

based Marta Renzi, who has worked with the RIC Dance Company previously, originally shown during the spring 2011 dance recital, “Year Make Model” was recently previewed at the Sans Souci Festival of Dance in Boulder Spring, Colorado. The festival has been occurring at Boulder Spring since 2003, and supports the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

The film was also shown at Salve Regina University and will soon be shown at Festival VideoDanzaBA in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November. For those interested in seeing the dance film in action, go visit the Dance Company on the RIC website, and don’t forget to check out their events in the upcoming future.


Which Homecoming event are you looking forward to the most?

Name: Jack Woelfel Major: Communications Year: Sophomore

Name: Devin Callahan-Cormier Major: Communications Year: Senior

Name: Alexa Decanio and Kate Bachelder Major: Biology and Communications Year: Sophomore and Junior

“The Golf Ball Drop because I want to win some money.”

“The soccer game!”

“RIC Choir’s Homecoming Concert.”

Name: Michael Blais Major: Computer Science Year: Junior

Name: Stacy Reis Major: Nursing Year: Senior

Name: Lori Conti Major: Nursing Year: 20XX

“The hayride, It reminds me of the high seas. Argh!”

“Hayride, if I had time for social life between studying.”

“I will not be participating in the Homecoming events, but if I were I would love to go on the hayride.”

We ask, you answer

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Midterms are right on the horizon. Make sure you study.

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Arts & Entertainment

Brad Pitt hits a home run in “Moneyball” By George Bissell Editor-in-Chief

There is an old saying that the book is always better than the movie. Moneyball is another classic example of this phenomenon. Moneyball, directed by Bennett Miller, is the film adaptation of acclaimed author Michael Lewis’ 2003 bestseller, which focuses on a singular question. How did the Oakland Athletics, a team with one of the lowest payrolls in Major League Baseball continue to win so many games? If there is a singular reason to see this film, it is to witness the Oscar-worthy performance of Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, the iconic general manager of the Athletics. Pitt’s charismatic golden-boy persona perfectly suits Beane, a former big league ball player turned major league baseball executive. Pitt hits a home run with his sensational performance as the larger-thanlife character that is Beane. Despite a brilliant performance from Pitt, the film still manages comes up short for anyone who has ever read the book, or knows anything about the statistical revolution in baseball known as sabermetrics. The major storyline in the film centers around how Beane will replace his three best players (Jason Giambi, Johnny Damon and Jason Ishrinhausen) who all depart via free agency prior to the start of the 2002 season. Beane comes to the realization that in order to compete with the likes of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, teams with much larger payrolls, he must completely overhaul the Athletics methods of scouting, player evaluation and acquisition. Enter Jonah Hill, who delivers an exceptionally strong performance as Athletics assistant general manager Peter Brand. Brand, who is actually


Paul DePodesta in the novel, is an economics major from Yale, who has developed an entirely new way to value players through sabermetrics. Brand pitches the idea that Beane should not be looking to buy players, but to buy wins. In order to buy wins, the Athletics need to buy runs. Hill excels in the role as Pitt’s witty stat geek delivering one of the best lines in the film that summarizes how the Athletics will solve their problem. They will create a team that resembles an “island of misfit toys.” Filling the void left by departing stars by picking up players that everyone else in

baseball undervalues because of perceived defects in their game. The casual baseball fan will enjoy Moneyball, it’s a great baseball movie, one of the best since Bull Durham, let me make that clear, but it could have been even better. For baseball enthusiasts, Moneyball represents a colossal missed opportunity. It isn’t the director or the actor’s fault that Moneyball fails to “knock the ball out of the park.” The fatal flaw in not only the book, but the movie as well is quite simply that the story itself just isn’t that good. The major reason that film cannot be called one of the best baseball movies of all time is


the fact that the Athletics never win anything. The climax of the film covers the Athletics recordsetting 20 game win streak during the regular season, but that’s about it. They are once again eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight season. Moneyball’s upside is limited due to the fact that the actual story in reality is mediocre. Oakland finds a way to overcome and succeed in the regular season, but once again is eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. There are several critical aspects to the Athletics success that the film neglects to mention, that the avid baseball fan

will recognize immediately. The Athletic’s had assembled one of the best rotations in all of baseball headlined three exceptional young starters, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder, all of whom were acquired before the “Moneyball” era began in 2002. The impact that these three pitchers had on the team’s success is a topic that is never brought up in either the book or the movie. Oakland would not have won without their outstanding starting pitchers, a fact that is completely overlooked. The second overlooked aspect of the film is that statistical revolution had already begun around major league baseball by 2002. Beane and the Athletics weren’t the only franchises that knew about sabermetrics. The information they were using wasn’t revolutionary by any means. Beane and the A’s may have placed a greater emphasis on the data than most other teams, but they didn’t have “secret” information. Finally, a major missed opportunity occurs when the film neglects to show the Athletic’s 2002 draft. The draft in which Oakland maneuvers to acquire talented Ohio State centerfielder Nick Swisher in the first round and selects several “misfit toys” in the early rounds of the draft, is one of the most dramatic and entertaining scenes in the entire book and is ignored completely by the film. Moneyball will be widely recognized as one of the best films of the year, Pitt delivers one of the best performances of his career, but the underwhelming storyline keeps it from being a surefire hall of famer in the class of the original Major League.

Arts & Entertainment

Anime: HOTD

By Christian DeCataldo Christian’s Anime Corner

I recently finished a short Anime (only twelve episodes) called High school of the Dead, often abbreviated as HOTD (probably because all the women are HOT and have D cups). The anime is, believe it or not, about a zombie apocalypse (which is going to happen in 2012 so get your shotguns and napalm ready) and the frantic struggle of a group of high school students trying to survive the undead hordes. As far as teams go, HOTD’s protagonists have the basic skill sets of any Japanese RPG (such as, oh I don’t know, Final ADVERTISEMENT

Fantasy). There is the sword girl and the spear girl, then you’ve got the brawny guy with the baseball bat, the weapons expert, the smart one and the school nurse (healer/driver), later on the group rescues a child and gets a dog (as if they weren’t stereotypical enough). Not too much can be said about the story aspect of this particular anime, I mean it’s a zombie apocalypse, that’s the story. Survive or become a member of the living dead, you should all know the drill. They have to make some tough decisions, kill some infected friends and choose whether to save someone by putting themselves in danger or letting them

die. Again, it’s pretty standard zombie-content, though to its credit it does have some intense action sequences and it’s always fun to watch zombies get hit by cars, baseball bats, swords, spears, fists, fire, bullets and high explosive ordinance. It seems though that the thing setting HOTD apart from other Anime and zombie related… stuff is the, well, the boobage. There’s really no other word I can use to describe how large a role the breasts of the female characters play in the show itself. They’re like their own separate characters with different skills and, in some cases, sounds. “Christian you’re such a pervy kid! All

you look at are the boobies!” Oh, is that so? Please go and check this anime out, then when you’re done tell me you didn’t look at the boobs. Tell me you didn’t see them bounce like an overfilled water balloon rolling down stairs. Tell me you didn’t hear them tweet like a hungry, baby bird. Go ahead and tell me you didn’t see them defy the laws of physics, tell me you didn’t see them dodging bullets (not kidding either, they dodge bullets). If you’re able to make it through the entire anime without taking either a moment to gape at these things or turn away in embarrassment then by all means condemn me to the land of pervs otherwise, well, I

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hope you enjoyed it. Apart from the obvious, dual sandbag sized reasons, I thought HOTD was a pretty good anime. It was extremely clichéd but it had good animation, a lot of nice action and quite a cornucopia of humor (in the dubbed version at least). I’d recommend it to college students, not to kids or families because there’s quite a bit of language and of course, the monster boobs. On a final note, to those of you I haven’t convinced to watch it there is a bath scene with all four of the main female characters and there oversized voluptuousness. Now go enjoy yourselves.

Group Fitness  Schedule   Fall  2011   Classes  begin  the  Week  of  September  25th  


Monday Senior  Fitness  


9:00 am  –  9:45   Ralph  


5:00 pm  –  6:00  pm   Grace  

5:00 pm  –  6:00  pm   April  


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Senior Fitness   9:00  am  –  9:45   Ralph  


Friday Senior  Fitness  



9:00 am  –  9:45   Ralph  

12:30 pm  –  1:30  pm   12:30  pm  –  1:30  pm   12:30  pm  –  1:30  pm   12:30  pm  –  1:30  pm   12:30  pm  –  1:30  pm   Jose   Kelly   Erin   Kelly   Erin  



6:00 pm  –  7:00  pm   Grace  

15/45   Abs/Cardio  



5:00 pm  –  6:00  pm   April  

5:00 pm  –  6:00  pm   Jose  

15/45 Abs/Cardio  

6:00 pm  –  7:00  pm   Jess  


Butts &  Gutts  

7:00 pm  –  8:00  pm   Jose  

7:00 pm  –  8:00  pm   Jess  


6:00 pm  –  7:00  pm   Jess  

Cardio-­‐ Kickboxing 7:00  pm  –  8:00  pm   Jess  

All Classes  will  be  held  in  the  Recreation  Center  Fieldhouse   If  you  arrive  after  the  warm  up  you  MUST  warm  up  on  your  own  before  joining  the  class   The  Recreation  Center  reserves  the  right  to  cancel  or  change  classes  due  to  a  lack  of  participation   The  Recreation  Center  reserves  the  right  to  limit  class  sizes  for  safety   reasons  

Sculpt &  Tone   7:00  pm  –  8:00  pm   Jess  

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Love advice from Shakespeare: how not to die on your honeymoon

By Ashley Massotti The Weekly Word

This summer I became engaged. Within the next year and a half, I am set to become both a RIC graduate and a bride. As a result, I spent the majority of August scouring for centerpieces, planning my reception, and re-visiting William Shakespeare. While many of my friends and family have taken the time to call and congratulate me, none have been able to offer advice on how to make a marriage last. The majority of my friends have yet to make that leap of faith, and my family is simply too wrapped up in planning to share their secrets. And so, I did what any word nerd would do: I looked to literature. Immediately, I decide to re-visit the Bard. Juliet, Cordelia, Desdemona, Lady Macbeth, Ophelia were all women plagued with issues planning, and surviving, their weddings. By examining their relationships and decisions, I found plenty of timeless advice. Take the time to get to know each other. New relationships are exciting, and it’s easy to get caught up. But before you declare he’s “the one,” take the time to get

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ready for the real world after graduation. Another Music Major, Jeff Richardson who is in his fifth year at RIC, practices the violin three to four hours a day. I don’t know about you video gamers out there, but that sounds very strenuous to the hands. “Warming up is really important, but I do get physically taxed from holding the violin up for so long,” said Richardson.

to know your beau. Juliet met Romeo at a party, and decided marriage was in the cards after a one-night stand. Come to find out, Romeo had just ended a relationship with another woman several days before, and suffered from an irrational temper. (Why else would someone murder their new wife’s cousin?) These are things a first date could have exposed. And while we’re on the subject… Any man willing to marry two teenagers after a night of passion is either insane, or works in Las Vegas. Don’t let anyone at the Chapel of Love convince you two that soul mates. Sober up, and then have a serious discussion about marriage. And avoid anyone named Friar Lawrence. He has the worst ideas. Make sure there are no trust issues in your relationship. Nice girls end up dead when there are unresolved issues in a relationship. Look at Desdemona. Othello simply saw another man holding her handkerchief, and assuming the worst, murdered her in their bed. Clearly, something happened in the early stages of that courtship to make him paranoid. Don’t sweep concerns under the rug: talk about them openly, and explain any concerns you might Music may seem like all fun and games, but the music majors here at RIC work like athlete’s to perfect their art. The professors in the music department have gotten nothing but positive views from students. In her fifth year Julie VanGyzen, a music major, said that all of the professors are in the prestigious Rhode Island Philharmonic. I also asked Julie about Ian Greitzer, who has taken over as Assistant Chair this semester. Julie says that as a professor, “Ian is a fantastic educator and doesn’t try to sugar coat anything.” Professor

have. Awkward? Yes, but not as awkward as finding out your wife was completely faithful after killing her in cold blood. Find someone who shares the same common goals. When Lady Macbeth proposed her husband should murder the King, he acted completely shocked. It was as though the two had never discussed the lengths they would go to for power. She ended up lashing out, he felt pressured into something he didn’t want, and their marriage fell apart. Things like a lack of bloodlust, or the desire to have many children, can be deal-breakers. Before an engagement ring is even purchased, these are things you should sit down and discuss. Finally, don’t let your parents interfere with your relationship. Cordelia was so desperate for the approval of her father, that she allowed him to mistreat her, fought desperately for his approval, and died. Ophelia allowed herself to be manipulated by her father, betrayed her true love Hamlet, and died. Juliet failed to tell her parents she was married to Romeo, worried about their reaction. As a result, she ended up being forced into an arranged marriage – and

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died. The common theme here is, don’t allow your parents to meddle with your relationships. While it may be difficult to cut the cord, by successfully making it to college, you’ve proven you’re an adult capable of making your own decisions. Don’t allow your relationship to die tragically because you’re too afraid to stand up for yourself. Maintaining a relationship is

never easy, especially if you’re in one of William Shakespeare’s tragedies, but by following this advice, you love birds out there just might be able to make it work. For more love advice, be sure to check Othello, Macbeth, or King Lear out at your local library.

Franzblau, the usual Assistant Chair is taking a Sabbatical for the semester. Allegedly, he is writing a book called “What it takes to be a college music student.” Professor Foley has taken over as Wind Ensemble conductor for the semester as well. Prof. Foley says, “It’s a real challenge, but a lot fun.” When asked about his teaching experience he says, “I love to teach. As teachers, we are planting seeds that we often never see grow- the plants  “move away” before they bear fruit. Nonetheless, it is an honor to share my

own experiences and insights to help students. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have many world class teachers I consider it my obligation to pass on what I have learned to perpetuate the circle of learning”. There you have it, the Rhode Island College music department. More than meets me the eye? For more information, check out mtd/musicProgram_ensemble. php, or the Music calendar at

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was led to believe the host of the show was Darrel “Tufftunezz” Douglas. This was, in fact, true, but Douglas did not arrive on scene until half an hour into the show forcing Eason to announce the first couple of acts. Also, two fifteen minute intermissions were needed to sort out technical difficulties with the microphones. Adding to the troubles, the event had no set schedule for the contestants, allowing a few to dispute who went before the other instead of just getting on with the show.

Arts & Entertainment Aside from those issues, the contestants’ performances were what really took the crowd by storm. With music blaring from WXIN’s speakers, the contestants seized the stage without fear, attempting to amaze, and influence, the audience. Many of the acts consisted of dancing or singing but each performer gave a different take on the talent; some really unique and very entertaining. “Dancing Sounds,” led by Justin “Thunderhouse” Dewitt, recited a poem “Sucker for Love” while his sidekick Dan played a soothing beat on a drum. Taking the night for singing was Angela Garcia singing a cover of Beyonce Knowles’ Poison,

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belting out beautiful sounds to earn much applause from the audience. Quite a few contestants opted to try and dance their way to the prize money. Team Swag, a trio of dancers led by Akintunde Akinlapa, exhibited their ability at break dancing, performing moves that caused the crowd to erupt in cheers and applause. Team Epic, consisting of Casey Lumb and Sara Keiser, displayed their talents dancing with light-up hula hoops and, as Douglas was thankful for, “black spandex.” After every contestant showed off their talent, it was time for the crowd to announce the victor. However, there was

a problem with allowing the audience to choose the winner: The duo, Anna and Alura, whose performed a mixture of ballet, hip hop, belly dancing and flexibility was being contested by Charity Williams and friends’ mediocre cover of Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass due to the large group of friends who showed up to support them. Unable to decipher who the audience was cheering louder for, Douglas elected for a dance off. This was where the event lost all semblance of control as the crowd went wild and the contestants demonstrated who could dance better. Finally, Douglas took the reins of the event and declared

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Page 21 Anna and Alura the first prize winners. Following them in second place was Williams and friends, and third place was Angela Garcia. Even though the event had its share of structural problems and technical troubles, each contestant was entertaining and deserves much appreciation for building up the courage to perform in front of the audience. With annual events, every year indicates what improvements can be made upon the last one’s faults. Hopefully, next year, “Talent Explosion” will improve on structure while keeping the same remarkable talents.

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Arts & Entertainment The case of “The Taking of Pelham 123”

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By Matthew Leo Matt’s Movies

This week, I reviewed the 2009 remake of “The Taking of Pelham 123.” Now before I go any further, I would like to add the disclaimer that I am not comparing it to its previous 1970’s incarnation. This is simply a review of the 2009 version, as if it was the only version ever filmed. It will be reviewed and rated on its own merits. With that stated, let’s move on. The Taking of Pelham 123 tells the story of a hijacker called “Ryder” (played by John Travolta), and his fellow conspirators as they attempt to extort $10 Million out of the City of New York by taking

a Metro Car (called Pelham 123) hostage. When he called into the dispatch office, his call came through the desk of Walter Garber (played by Denzel Washington). Garber was forced to act as the middleman between Ryder and the authorities. Ryder then made his demand: The city must pay him $10 Million within the next hour. For every minute past the deadline, he will kill another hostage. As the film progresses, details are revealed and the movie becomes more complicated than it seems on the surface. As for how it turns out, you’ll have to watch the movie. The acting is something that pleasantly surprised me. While Denzel Washington does

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a good job (as I expected him to; he rarely disappoints me), John Travolta did a surprisingly good job playing a dark and disillusioned loose-cannon of a crook. His Ryder is not one to take any of the City’s tricks, and instead forces New York to play by his rules. The result is a character that is apt to fly off the handle, waving his gun around and cussing with every other sentence. And yet, this happens in a good way, as hard as that is to believe. I must also compleiment the supporting role of the mayor played by James “Tony Soprano” Gandolfini. His politics-weary mayor is a good addition to a good cast. This movie is not without flaws however. If one doesn’t

want to hear a profanity every 10 seconds, then they would be out of luck in this movie. They are used in happiness, in anger, in despair and in every other way conceivable. This quickly takes on an almost over-the-top air about certain scenes, but it doesn’t distract too much from the story. The movie is very fast-paced in same parts, possibly too much so. It also manages to have some scenes that play with traditional movie conventions, often in clever ways. Look out for a couple of scenes where things play out in ways that twist things people take advantage of in films. While most of these scenes aren’t very important in the long run, they make the film refreshing.

Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil



Starring: Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowen

A happy family buys the house of their dreams, only to awkwardly discover that

large. This horror film explores the families survive freaky haunts the house has to offer. And as you can imagine for a horror film you’ll never expect the twist! Rated: PG-13 (Violence, Terror, Some Sexuality, Brief Strong Language)

This comedy-horror takes flips the creepy


the previous family was brutally murdered within the walls with the mysterious killer at quest to solve this disturbing puzzle and

In short, it is far from the perfect movie, but if you’re looking for an entertaining suspense film and you want to actually get to know a little back-story about the main characters, then “The Taking of Pelham 123” is a movie for you to see. I’m giving it 3.5 Stars out of 5. You can tack on half a point if you want due to the fact that one can sit through “Grease” and this movie in a 24-hour period and still manage to take John Travolta somewhat seriously as a villain.

murderous hillbilly’ premise in a hilarious new way. When friends Tucker and Dale decide to


take a vacation in a dilapidated cabin in the

Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen Two young best friends lives are changed forever after one is diagnosed with cancer and given a

50/50 chance to live. Sounds like a comedy, huh? In this self-proclaimed “dramedy”,




attempts to draw humor and light-

middle of the woods, however, the duo are mistaken as murderous rednecks by a group of preppy college kids, and in their attempt to escape actual carnage ensuesin a way that I suppose is meant to be funny. Rated: R( Bloody Violence, Language, Brief Nudity)

heartedness into one of the most tragic diseases known to man. Rated:



Sexual Content, Drug Use)

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The Hush Now

Local Events


“So Do You Think You Can Dance? 2011 Tour” Thursday, Sept. 29 $38.50 to $58.50 Dunkin’ Dounuts Center

“Gazillion Bubble Show”

Coming to the Dunkin Donuts Center, Finalists from the hit show ‘ So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2011’, Caitlynn, Clarice, Jess, Jordan, Melanie, Mitchell, Ricky, Sasha and Tadd will be dancing their way into Providence. The finalists will be playing routines in Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Ballroom, Tango, Broadway, and Salsa, and tickets range from $38.50 to $58.50.

From the brain of 5-Time Tony Award-winner John Platt, The beloved Gazillion Bubble Show will float into the Providence Performing Arts Center. Featuring international sensation Fan Yang, who has been called by many the greatest bubble artist in the world, will be showing his prowess to Rhode Islanders of all ages.

Saturday Oct. 1

Providence Performing Arts Center

Upcoming Concerts Monday, Sept. 26

Thursday, Sept. 29

Friday, Sept. 30

Nick 13 from Tiger Army

Dangerchunks, Fall And Bounce, The Lexingtons, and White Savages

ZO2 with Evan Russell Saffer

Firehouse XIII

A laid back indie quintet from Boston, Mass., The Hush Now has been described as “audio candy for the art school crowd.” The Hush Now was formed in 2006, after front man Noel Kelly nearly died in a car accident in Los Angeles. After the accident, Kelly wrote material in Portland, and then moved to Boston to start the band with elementary school teacher Mike DiMinno (bassist) and Rock ‘n Roll band instructor Barry Marino (drummer) and released their first self-titled album in 2008. Since the formation of the band, the group has had a flux of members and now has a steady lineup behind Noel Kelly. The Hush Now has played at the South by Southwest Music Festival, and recently came out with the new EP “Shiver My Starships”. The band has a very upbeat poppy sound, but at the same time is not in the listener’s voice. The music proves to be very relaxed, but keeps a happy sound at the same time. Songs to listen to include “Hoping and Waiting,” a song with sad lyrics accompanied by happy instrumentals, and “Vietnam Giraffe”, which is significantly more upbeat while keeping the bands chill composure. The Hush Now prove to be one of those endearing indie bands that our definitely worth your time and will keep your spirits upbeat, like that quirky friend who always makes you smile. -Kyle Grant

The Rock House

Tickets: $12

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The lead singer of honky-tonk country band Tiger Army comes to the Firehouse XIII. Recently signed by Sugarhill Records, expect a great sound and a good concert with this guy.

A revelry of stoner rock, alternative, punk and local pop-rock, this show is bound to be great. Doors open at 9pm, and should be a grand old time.

Tickets $16


New York group ZO2 finds it way to Coventry to play at the Rock House. 70’s-esque hard rock is to be expected from these Brooklyn rockers fronted by Paulie and David Z. Courtesy of

Album Quick Picks Blink-182 “Neighborhoods” Release Date: September 27

Jane’s Addiction “The Great Escape Artist” Release Date: Sept. 27

Switchfoot “Vice Verses” Release Date: Sept. 27

Legendary punkrockers Blink 182 are back and after an eight Courtesy of year hiatus they are releasing their sixth studio album. “Neighborhoods” has been in production since the band’s 2009 reunion and more depth is to be expected with the band members growing older. The style of Blink 182 is also expected to change, especially with guitarist Tom DeLonge’s involvement with Angels and Airwaves. So far, two singles have been released from the album including “Up All Night” reaching 65 in the Billboard Hot 100”.

The eighth studio album from the Cali-based rock band “Vice Courtesy of coverlandia.blogspot. Verses” will focus primarily on rhythm with drums and bass leading the way throughout the record. The primary theme of the album is the idea that “every blessing comes with a set of curses,” giving the album a dark feeling. Much of the album has been performed over the past few years in either live session or acoustic sets. So far, one single named “Dark Horses” has been released reaching 21 on the Billboard Alternative Song list.

Song to listen to: “Up All Night”

Songs to listen to: “Dark Horses”

Eighties rock staple Jane’s Addiction prepares to release its fourth studio album and the first since their 2008 reunion. Significant changes have occurred in the bands lineup but Jane’s Addiction is nonetheless still led by front men Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro. “The Great Escape Artist” will feature a darker sound than the material the bands famed for a few decades ago with many songs hybrids of several genres. So far, no singles have been released out of the ten track album. Courtesy of

Songs to listen to: “End to the Lies”

Arts & Entertainment News Sports Arts & Entertainment R.E.M. calls it quits

Indie rockers across the globe mourn the loss of perhaps one of the best rock groups of recent decades. R.E.M, which has provided the alterative world monster hits such as “Shiny Happy People” and “Losing My Religion”, has broken up after three decades of brooding in sold out shows from New York to New Guinea. Upon hearing their loss millions of emotional fans locked themselves in their rooms, put on “Everybody Hurts” and cried themselves to sleep. Week of September 26, 2011

Elton John: The Movie The legendary and knighted musician Elton John is going where the ‘Rocket man’ has never gone before-the big screen. One of the biggest and most flamboyant starts of the last century will be turned into a movie according to This icon of music and obnoxious sunglasses will be coming to you in 3D relatively soon. Courtesy of

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Tom Sizemore arrested in L.A after forgetting court date

Hustler owner places bounty on Rick Perry’s purity Nationally notorious sleazebag and owner of the Hustler porn empire Larry Flynt is not a wholesome family-friendly person. However, according to TMZ Flynt has placed a million dollar bounty on any dark and lewd secrets on Texas Governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry. The lord of licentiousness has bought ads in newspapers nationwide asking for anyone who has had a “gay or straight sexual encounter” with the conservative crusader. According to Flynt, this effort against Perry is not about sex but about political controversy.

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Famed “Saving Private Ryan” actor and star “Of Celebrity Rehab” was arrested in Los Angeles after not appearing for a court date, according to Sizemore, who is attempting to make a comeback after a major drug addiction, did not show up to a court date after a 2009 battery arrest. He was set to guest star in Hawaii five-o was then released after posting with a $26,000 bail. Courtesy of

Dublin keyboard store hates on Adele It seems that everywhere you go, Adele is there singing along. According to one keyboard store in Dublin is trying to put a stop to it. After the workers of the keyboard store Opus ii got sick of Adele’s “Something Like You” being played by every single wannabe piano player, they banned it. “It’s become the piano’s “Stairway to Heaven”; everyone thinks they can play it,” one worker said. The store also banned Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” and anything by Michael Nyman.

Facebook turns to old-school newspapers for inspiration As many of you have realized, Facebook changed its layout again. According to, Mark Zuckerberg decided to give Facebook a newspaper feel, with the most interesting news stories occurring on the top of the page. For those who don’t like it, don’t fret! Facebook will soon be tackling music, which will be the final deathblow to that certain Myspace thing of old. Courtesy of

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Arts & Entertainment

Neon Indian’s era extrana

By Rob Duguay Rob’s Album of the Week

There is a new genre of music taking the world by storm these days, it rivets the soul, puts the mind at ease and guess what? It’s not Dubstep. Well, it’s called Chillwave, an emphatic combination of a heavy use of effects, synthesizers, looping, sampling, filtered vocals and simple melodic chords that can take your ears to another dimension. A proponent of the genre is Denton, Texas’ own Neon Indian, a band focused on the composition and lyrics of Alan Palomo with keyboardist Leanne Macomber, drummer Jason Faries, and visual artist Lars Larsen forming the rest of the band. Neon Indian’s second album, Era Extraña, is currently on record store shelves and music download websites worldwide. The album has been one of the most anticipated records of the year since being named one of the “Hottest Bands to Watch in 2010” by Rolling Stone after their debut, Psychic Chasms, in 2009. Since their debut, Neon Indian has toured with bands like Phoenix, Massive Attack, and The Flaming Lips (who they released an EP with this past March). They’ve also played South by Southwest, Bonnaroo, Festival, Sasquatch, Austin City Limits and Pitchfork Music Festivals to huge crowds ranging in the thousands. While living in

Helsinki, Finland for 4 weeks, Palomo wrote and produced the album while Dave Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips) mixed and post-produced Era Extraña at his studio in Buffalo, New York. The sound of the record transcends so many eras and styles of music from the past 30 years, with a raw mix of

loop frenzy of “Suns Irrupt” or the sampling of the sound effects from various 80’s video games in “Arcade Blues” each track on Era Extraña will make you feel like Indiana Jones when he found The Holy Grail, complete awe and an unbelievable sense of enjoyment. Neon Indian embarked on a 26-date tour of the United

Neon Indian “Era Extrana” Mom n’ Pop Music

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early 80’s new wave and the more modern electronica sounds of the past decade with a digitized tinge that provides rugged quality that’s extremely rare in today’s music. While harkening so many different styles of music from the past, the originality of Neon Indian’s inventive combination of pop, punk, synth, psychedelia and Palomo’s care-free vocals still separates Era Extraña from everybody else. I guarantee once you press play it’ll be unlike anything you’ve ever heard in your entire life, yep that’s right. Whether it’s the catchy keyboard rhythm, groovy synth and steady drum beat of “Polish Girl”, the heavy guitar accents of “The Blindside Kiss”, the

States and Canada this past Sunday on September 19th at The Masquerade in Atlanta and will be ending the tour at Bardot in Miami on December 1. For us live music fans in the New England area, Neon Indian will be at Brighton Music Hall in Boston on October 20 but get your tickets fast because it’s surely going to be packed once the doors open. If you’re a fan of new, experimental music that will put you into a groove that you’ll never leave, pick up or (legally) download a copy of Neon Indian’s Era Extraña, it’ll open your mind, your heart, your eyes and your soul.

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Sports Senior goaltender Nick Clark saves first LEC win for Anchormen

RIC evens record at 4-4 after a pair of victories

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Sports Shorts

Brian Scalabrine

With Sports Editor Jack Adamo

By Samantha Allen Anchor Sports Writer

The Rhode Island College men’s soccer team evened their record at .500 (4-4) after a pair of wins last week against nonconference opponent Bridgewater State University and Little East Conference opponent UMass Boston. The Anchormen defeated Bridgewater State, 3-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 20 and followed it up with their first LEC victory of the season, 2-1, over UMass Boston on Saturday, Sept. 24. Against Bridgewater State, RIC sophomore standout Ignacio Cespedes powered the Anchormen’s offense with a pair of goals. Cespedes first goal, his third of the season, came only 11 minutes into the contest after senior midfielder Hector Espildora Fortuno broke into the box and found Cespedes wide open to his left for the game’s first goal. Cespedes picked up his second tally, fourth of the season, in the 49th minute. After the Bears scored their lone goal of the game in the 52nd minute, RIC responded with a goal from junior midfielder Donald Dane. Coming off a hard fought, physical victory over Bridgewater State, the Anchormen squared off with UMass Boston in their second LEC game of the year. With both teams still searching for their first conference victory of the season, the back and forth battle would come down to the wire. RIC senior Mike Patriarca nearing netted his first goal of the season only 1:50 into the game but the Beacon’s junior goaltender Brycen Dowd made his first save of the game to keep the Anchormen from jumping out to the early lead. RIC junior defensemen Tucker Shepard spearheaded

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So the Red Sox can’t play a full 162 games I guess. And you’re all surprised why? Anyone else over excited for the Bruins to start? PC what conference are you going to for football? Oh, wait. PC has a shot at a Big East basketball title now… Just kidding, Marshon Brooks is gone. Tom Brady is on track for 7,520 yards through two weeks. Who’s Marino? Peyton Manning is the NFL’s highest paid player this season without taking a snap.

Courtesy of Senior goalkepper Nick Clark rose to the occasion.

the Anchormen’s defensive efforts, keeping the game tied by sacrificing his body to block two shots. The Beacons had a golden opportunity after a disputed push call on Dane slowed both teams down as they waited for a whistle that never came. UMass Boston junior forward Victor Rosario took a shot, but the ball hit the far post and went in the opposite direction, keeping the game scoreless. Both teams had plenty of scoring chances in the first half but neither could find the back of the net. The game remained scoreless until the 79th minute when RIC freshmen Emmanuel Asiedu scored the first goal of his collegiate career after Dowd came out of the net to attempt a save and couldn’t recover in time. Aseidu’s goal was assisted by freshman defender Patrick LaRoche. Three minutes later, the Anchormen

picked up their second and final goal of the game after Espildora Fortuno took a corner kick and found Cespedes wide open in the middle of the box for his team-leading fifth goal of the season. The Beacons finally got on the scoreboard in the 86th minute and nearly drove home the equalizer with just 1:20 left to play on a penalty kick from sophomore forward Stefanos Galouzis, the team’s leading scorer. RIC senior goalkeeper Nick Clark rose to the occasion, making the clutch save to preserve the first LEC win of the season for the Anchormen. “I was holding my breath that whole time,” said Clark of his penalty kick save. “I knew I had to make the save.” The Anchormen will be back in action at home when they host nonconference opponent Framingham State on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Lebron will make as much as the top 5 high paid NHL players combined this year. Fair? The Buffalo Bills are 3-0 with wins over the Chiefs, Raiders ... and Patriots. Yup. So is Pilgrim High School, with wins over Block Island and School of the Blind. That last one was a joke… Sort of. Is anyone still playing Fantasy Baseball? Why? Why isn’t the NBA lock out as big of a deal as the NFL one was?

You see that Mayweather fight last week? No, I saw that cheap shot though.

Manny gets arrested and wants back in baseball now? Manny being Manny, I guess. Ex-Celtic Brian Scalabrine is off to play in Italy? I think he was looking for Ireland.


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extend losing streak to six games By Michelle Sarasin Anchor Sports Writer

The Rhode Island College women’s soccer team extended their losing streak to six straight games after suffering back-to-back shutout losses this past week. The first loss, 4-0, came on Tuesday, Sept. 20 against Bridgewater State University. On Saturday, Sept. 24 RIC suffered another brutal defeat at the hands of Little East Conference rival UMass Boston by a final score of 9-0. Bridgewater State held a 53-to-4 advantage in shots in a dominating victory over the Anchorwomen. Bridgewater State senior forward Jordan McDermott served up two crisp

corner kicks in front of the net that her teammates junior forward Molly Copeland and senior forward Amber LaPorte managed to knock home on a pair of rebounds early in the first half to give the Bears a 2-0 lead. The Anchorwomen had a chance to get back in gear and score on back-up goalkeeper Kerry Condon, but a strong defensive effort by the Bears limited their chances and kept them off the scoreboard. The Anchorwomen traveled to UMass Boston Saturday, Sept. 24 only to suffer a devastating 9-0 defeat at the hands of the Beacons. RIC sophomore goalkeeper Abygayle Fisher had the day off giving freshman Audrey Maia, who made eight impressive saves and

Ashlyn Cleary, who recorded one save, the opportunity in net. Dominating this game with her impressive speed and control of the ball was UMass Boston freshman forward Krista Ledin recorded her first career hat trick. UMass Boston senior forward Kristin Mulry also recorded a hat trick for the Beacons, who cruised to an easy 9-0 victory, their first LEC victory of the season. The Anchorwomen will be looking to right the ship and turn their season around when they return to action against Framingham State University on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and take on LEC rival UMass Dartmouth Saturday, Oct. 1. Courtesy of

RIC senior Jenna Child hunts down a loose ball.

McCloskey leads Anchormen to third-place finish O’Connor sets pace for Anchorwomen By AJ Clark Anchor Sports Writer

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RIC junior Brittany Richer finished 41st overall.

Junior Conor McCloskey finished first out of a field of 64 total runners, leading the Rhode Island College men’s cross country team to a third place finish out of seven teams at the Elms College Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24. In the women’s race, RIC sophomore Alyssa O’Connor finished fifth overall and helped the Anchorwomen finish in third place out of 15 teams. The Anchormen were led by McCloskey who ran a time of 27:49 and junior Shawn Stad-

nick who finished in 12th place with a time of 30:50. The Anchorman contingent all finished between 12th and 20th place. Turning in solid performances for the Anchormen were sophomore Cameron Richer (31:15), freshman Ian Laplume (31:32) and junior Austin Pena (31:38). The University of New England, led by sophomore Daniel Raboin won the team portion of the meet with six of top 11 finishers in the race. Johnson & Wales University, with three runners in the top five, finished second as a team. JWU sophomore Brian Dinan finished in second overall and junior Greg

Redfield finished third. For the Anchorwomen, O’Connor ran a time of 20:14, good for a fifth place finish, while sophomore Jacqueline Hurteau finished in 12th place. Salve Regina University won of the meet with a total team score of 31, while The University of New England, led by senior Jess Partlow, who won the individual title, finished second with a team score of 35. The Anchormen and Anchorwomen will be back in action when they compete at Gordon College on Saturday, Oct. 1.


tennis trumps Worcester State for first victory By Jack Adamo Sports Editor

Senior Gabriella Batek and junior Doris Belanger sealed the deal for the Rhode Island College women’s tennis team in their first win in two years. The 5-4 victory over Worchester State pushes the Anchorwomen to 1-1 in the Little East Conference this season. The Anchorwomen started strong and set themselves up for success by taking two of three doubles points. Batek teamed up with freshman Chelsea Brown to take a win at one doubles while Belenger teamed up with freshman Gianna Vallante to take a win at two doubles. The doubles wins set the stage for singles as it was the first time the girls had taken two points out of doubles all year. Belenger led the way in singles as she picked up her team high forth victory by a straight set score of 6-0, 6-0. To continue their domination, Brown and Batek followed suite with wins at one and two singles respectively to round off the teams win. The win marks the team’s first since 2009. The 23-match losing streak was the longest winless drought in the programs history which dates back to 1976. The Anchorwomen now stand in the middle of the pack of the LEC standings while

Worchester State falls to the bottom of the conference. The Anchorwomen are back in action with three matches this week, two of which are LEC contests. The Anchorwomen will travel to LEC rival Bridgewater State University on Tuesday, Sept. 27 before coming home to face off against Suffolk University on Thursday, Sept. 29 and LEC opponent Plymouth State University on Saturday, Oct. 1..

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RIC freshmen Chelsea Brown.


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Volleyball rallies to salvage home double-header By Dan Charest Anchor Sports Writer

After losing to Little East Conference rival UMass Boston in the opening match, 3-0 (18-25, 14-25, 13-25), the Rhode Island College women’s volleyball team came from behind to knock off Salve Regina, 3-2 (25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 20-25, 18-16), at The Murray Center on Saturday, Sept. 24. Ranked 18th in the country, the Beacons from UMass Boston had little trouble coming through for  a victory.  The Beacons swept the Anchormen 25-18, 25-14, 25-13, earning their second LEC victory in as many tries.  UMass Boston junior outside hitter Shannon Thompson and senior middle hitter Molly Rattigan coupled for 23 of the team’s 39 kills while senior setter Cassy Hanneman had 25 of the team’s 30 assists.  RIC sophomore middle hitter Amanda Cabral had seven kills and five digs and junior outside hitter Breanna Boyer eight kills to go along with her nine digs. RIC had little time to rest or dwell on the loss, as their next game with Salve Regina began shortly thereafter.  Going into the second game, RIC head coach Elyse Tackmann said her team “needed to be consistent and focus on one play at a time.” The second match of the day for the Anchorwomen was a true test for a young team with a great deal of the schedule still  remaining.  RIC won the first set against Salve 25-21 thanks to some solid net play.  The Seahawks bounced back in the second set, staving off a late RIC rally to even the match at one set apiece. RIC took the third set 25-21 and Salve, led by senior middle hitter Julianne Barry who played a key role in equaling the score in the fourth set with a, 25-20 win. The stage was set for an intensely unpredictable fifth

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Katie McGovney awaits a serve against UMass Boston. and final set. “In the fifth set, we just wanted to go out and play our hardest and go for the win,” said RIC freshman setter Laura Jacques, who notched five kills in the victory. Needing only 15 points in the fifth set for a victory, the Anchorwomen held an 8-7 advantage when the teams swapped sides. However,  the Anchorwomen found themselves facing a match point when the Beacons jumped out to a 15-14 lead. “In the fifth set, we needed to compete and be mentally tougher than the other team,” said coach Tackmann.  RIC went on to secure the next two points before Salve tied it at 16 apiece. Boyer then hit a kill to end a long rally for the 17th point and Salve knocked the ball out of play, ending the contest.  Boyer had 13 kills and 14 digs over the Seahawks. RIC freshman middle hitter Marina Stoermer

was not too shabby either with 15 kills and junior setter Jessica Ho added 31 assists. The comeback victory capped a big week for the Anchorwomen, who won two games at home earlier in the week before splitting a twin billing over the weekend. “Being at home we just want to defend our home court,” said Jacques. “We have that mentality at home.” RIC visits Emmanuel (5-10)  on Tuesday, Sept. 27 before returning home to face Salem State (0-9) on Thursday, Sept. 29. The Anchorwomen will cap off a busy week with a doubleheader on Saturday, Oct. 1 versus Westfield State (5-10) and Clark (4-6). “Home court is extremely important and gives us a big advantage, said  Tackmann. “Any time you have the home gym you have extra time and preparation.”


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Dynamic freshmen Ford and Athlete Butler lead RIC to victory of the Anchormen fire second


lowest score in program history; dominate Mitchell Quad By George Bissell Editor-in-Chief

Led by freshmen Patrick Ford and Ryan Butler, the Rhode Island College men’s golf team shot the second lowest score in program history, finishing first out of four teams at the Mitchell Quad held at the par-72 Dudley Hill Country Club on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The weather was a major factor early in the tournament as the Anchormen were forced to battle heavy rain during the first nine holes of competition. Despite the wet conditions, Ford fired an even par 72 to garner medalist honors, the first collegiate tournament victory of his career. Butler finished just two strokes back in second place after carding a 74 (+2). “Our two talented freshmen (Ford and Butler) played to our expectations,” said RIC head coach Greg Gammell. “Ford did a great job keeping the ball in play and hit a lot of greens as a result. Butler did what he does best, hit it straight down the middle of the fairway and hit greens in regulation. Both of them played extremely smart golf for the entire round.” For the second consecutive week, the Anchormen dominated the competition, shooting 305 (+17) as a team. Becker College, 338 (+50) finished 33 shots behind in second place,

while host Nichols College shot 341 (+53) and Anna Maria College, 345 (+56) finished fourth. RIC junior Kyle Harper, an All-Alliance selection last year, picked up right where he left off a season ago, carding a 76 (+4) in his first action of the season. Classmate Brian Fitzgerald rounded out the scoring for RIC with the best performance of his three-year career, an 83 (+11). “I think we have a very solid core group,” said Gammell. “I think our outlook for the remainder of the season is very promising when you look at our returning guys (Harper and Leigh) and then factor in the addition of the two freshmen (Ford and Butler). With the top four slots in the starting lineup virtually locked up, the competition for the fifth and final spot has heated up for the team in recent weeks. The Anchormen will likely use a combination of juniors Fitzgerald, Kyle Garcia, Joseph Quinn and Justin Coffey to fill the role this season. According to Gammell, the competition for the final spot is going to come down to “who wants it more and who is playing the best.” Regardless of who is filling the final spot, Gammell believes that the Anchormen have improved tremendously this year and will be contenders for the GNAC

Emmanuel Asiedu

Freshmen Men’s Soccer

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RIC junior Kyle Harper shot a 76 in his season debut. Championship, which will be held at Gorham Country Club in Maine on Oct. 8. RIC will compete in two more tournaments, beginning

with the Elms Invitational on Wednesday, Sept. 28, before setting their sights on the programs first ever GNAC title.

Women’s tennis breaks through for first vistory

Men’s soccer takes over first place

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Emmanuel Asiedu, of the Rhode Island College men’s soccer team, recorded the first collegiate goal of his career on Saturday, Sept. 24 in a 2-1 victory over Little East Conference rival UMass Boston. Asiedu’s goal broke a scoreless tie and helped propel the Anchormen to their first LEC win of the season.

It was a great feeling to get my first goal, I saw the opportunity and I took it.”

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