Former candidate Khazei stops by campus
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Gambino lights up Koum CAB brings Donald Glover and Harrison Greenbaum to campus
Urges students to get involved
Bentley mourns loss of Professor David Nelson By Lacey Nemergut
By Sindhu Palaniappan
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Professor David Nelson passed away at age 69 on Monday, October 17, of an aggressive form of cancer. Nelson was hired by Timothy
“You guys – you are not the leaders of tomorrow,” Khazei said to a table full of Bentley students anxiously waiting to hear from him. After a few confused glances towards each other and an unbearably uncomfortable silence, he continuesd, “You’re the leaders of today!” Alan Khazei recently ran for a Student comedians Joshua Seiden and Brandon Schug opened again this year.
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democratic seat in the U.S. Senate for the state of Massachusetts, although he recently dropped out. Khazei has been touring college campuses for three years now; he really believes that the younger generation can make all of the difference. Once a student at Harvard College and later Harvard Law, Khazei is a social entrepreneur that is passionate about giving back – as evidenced by all of his See KHAZEI, Page 5
This past Saturday was CAB’s Fall Comedy Show, featuring comedians Donald Glover and Harrison Greenbaum. Matthew Schick, only a sophomore, executed the event without a hitch while his co-chair is abroad. Having to turn people away at the door, CAB delivered yet another soldout show. Last semester, Bo Burnham came to campus to a sold-out performance. Similar to last year, Joshua Seiden and Brandon Schug were the student openers, proving that business students also have a sense of humor. You may remember Seiden as the freshman beatboxing juggler with the
brothers of AEPi cheering him on. This year, he showed off his other talents in a purely stand-up set. He had people rolling in their seats and dropping their jaws with his risky and risqué jokes, among which he compared accounting to prostitution and the “freshman 15” to STDs contracted instead of pounds gained. The second student opener, Brandon Schug, decided to go a different route by “explor[ing] different social issues around sex.” Opening for Glover was Greenbaum, who affectionately describes himself as an “effeminate Jew.” In the eyes of many, he stole the show. Greenbaum has been named one of this year’s Comedians to Watch by Comedy Central. He started off his set by addressing the audi-
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ence and in one breath pointing to a student exclaiming, “ Holy shit , y ou look like you’re 12 years old!” He also complimented the gentlemen in the front row. “You guys look a little date rape-y… I bet you know how to win over girls’ hearts with a game of Beirut,” he observed. At the end, he interspliced his roots in magic by pulling off an impressive trick involving a student in the audience, Pamela Anderson, and about four photos of Asian babies. The general consensus of students in attendance found that Greenbaum had them constantly laughing with little build-up and background stories. Glover was the main
Sullivan in 1983 and has been a beloved and influential member of the Bentley faculty since then. Professor Nelson graduated from Beloit College in 1963 with a degree in Economics and earned his PhD in Economics and Finance from the University of Wisconsin in 1974. Nelson taught various finance classes and has given seminars on specific aspects of the field. Nelson taught three classes this semester. He was admitted to a hospital a week before his death and diagnosed with a terminal and aggressive form of cancer. His death came as a shock to both students and faculty. The community was not notified about his death. “Dave Nelson was one of the primary architects of Bentley
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Festive films without the fright for the easily spooked By Lauren Brett VanguaRd StaFF
Are you afraid of the dark? Do you have to check your closet before you go to bed? Does the idea of sitting down and watching a scary movie haunt you as much as the scary movie itself?
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Not all of us can be avid scary movie watchers, and for those of us that aren’t, it’s a burden we have to carry around for the rest of our lives while being shamelessly ridiculed by our peers, especially around the Thirteen Days of Halloween when the scary movie spirit kicks in.
For those who trembled and shuttered at the idea of seeing Paranormal Activity 3, have no fear, there are fun alternatives that can get you in the Halloween spirit. There are many holiday movies to watch with your friends while discretely hiding your fear of scary movies. Take a trip to
the Library and experience the less chilling side of Halloween. Beetlejuice: A Tim Burton movie from the 1980s starring Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton and Geena Davis depicts a married couple who comes to the realization that they are dead. With this knowledge, they hire the help of a ghost
named Beetlejuice to help drive the new family out of their old house. This movie holds little fright but lots of laughs. Ghost Busters: Another film from the 1980s, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Remis star as three See HALLOWEEN, Page 10
STONEYFIELD 14 RUGBY 6 Stoneyfield Bentley Men’s Farm’s CE-Yo comes to Bentley.
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Sidekick Rosie is left under scrutiny.
Rugby looks to finish season off with a playoff spot.
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Police log Tablet Troubles University Police received a complaint last week about an iPad that had apparently been stolen from a classroom in Smith. The owner had left to use the restroom, and when she returned her computer had vanished. The culprit here is mind numbingly clear: It was Steve Jobs. Ok, we all know you were paranoid about protecting your products, but this is really too far. You just HAD to resurrect yourself and steal every Apple product on the planet so that you can bring it up to the “cloud” with you, didn’t you? Have a little pride, man. Bill “Pearly” Gates is laughing at you right now. (Too soon?) A Trough Night There was a little too much horseplay going on in Fenway on the night of Saturday 15. University Police received a call from a student who reported that spilled liquid and hay were scattered throughout the building. Apparently, some Smarty Jones thought it would be cool to show his Funny Cide by wasting valuable training resources. Mentally, this dude must have been un-Stable. You don’t just strew water and hay around like it’s nothing! Once this is squared straight away, an RA (or a War Admiral) will most likely crack the
whip on this Easy Goer. Crash Into Me Last Monday at about 8:30 a.m., a caller reported having almost been hit by an oncoming vehicle while she was crossing the street. The caller, who is a staff member, told University Police that it was a Bentley Facilities car that nearly caused the collision. These reporters have come to this conclusion about this curious situation: It doesn’t make sense. Just think about it: Where in the name of Abraham Lincoln’s grandmother is a facilities truck going IN A RUSH?!? Facilities does not “do” timeliness: We’re pretty sure the heating system in our room hasn’t worked since Nam. Angry Beavers On the morning of Sunday, October 16, an officer reported a disabled vehicle that was stuck on Beaver Street. Now, we feel badly about the vehicle having a physical problem, but we think that calling it “disabled” is a tad offensive. As you can see from our statement, we’re pretty sympathetic. That’s a quality that sets us humans apart from savage animals, is it not? Well, if you don’t think it is, then please try explaining this story to me. A vehicle gets stuck on Beaver Street? If you ask me, the beavers who
occupy the street (and who the street is obviously named after) built a dam in anticipation of this differently abled vehicle. Showing no regard for human life, the beavers constructed this dam in the middle of the road, halting the poor vehicle in its tracks. At this point, the car was hopeless. Luckily, the Waltham Police Department and a tow company were sent a distress signal, and they came to the rescue as soon as possible. Chalk another win up for humans – we really are better than swamp creatures, no matter how angry the beavers are. Rhoasting Rhodes Last week, University Police’s attention was sparked by a fire in Rhodes Hall. Apparently, a student was using a toaster oven when a bit of food made contact with the hot surface. When smoke began emanating from the toaster, the resident knew she was in a bit of a jam. There was indeed a flame, butter instincts were good: She smothered the flame as quickly as possible before it could spread anymore. While the student may be toast when she goes to Judicial, she should be happy that she was not cooked for real. We’re not Drinking This KoolAid
On Monday, October 17, officers spoke with a Copley South resident regarding damage to a wall. As it turns out, the student reportedly either kicked the wall or smashed it with an object. In our humble opinion, this kid is getting framed, as we all know who the real culprit is here: The Kool-Aid man. Indeed, this annoying jug of water, sugar and red dye #40 busts through the wall to affirmatively correct you every time you say, “Oh no!” He may think he’s breaking down barriers, but he’s really just being a public nuisance. Effective immediately, we are offering a $4.57 award to anyone brave enough to bring this criminal to justice, or to Seasons. It might be nice to have a change from Hi-C, and there are fewer walls for him to break in the Student Center. Think about it – it’s a win-win. FRESHMAN PUKE COUNT Our count added two additional pukers this week, bringing our semester count to 27. A relatively slow week this week… Could you possibly be growing up, frosh? Doubtful. But prove us wrong!
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NELSON Continued from Page 1 University as it is today,” said Aptul Gupta, the current Finance Department chair. “As the first chair of the freshly constituted Finance department, he recruited over a dozen new faculty members in a short four or five years, oversaw the development of new programs and courses in both graduate and undergraduate schools, and was a leader in the drive to get the College and our programs accredited by the AACSB.” “He was the lead person who put together the Bentley faculty manual, which didn’t exist prior to the 1980s. Even the current version is pretty much a byproduct of his original work,” said Leonard Rosenthal, a close friend and fellow Bentley colleague. “[Nelson] participated in a USAID grant under the leadership of Director of International Programs Jerry Bookin-Weiner to study European Community,” said John Joby, a former marketing chair at Bentley. “We became closer as time went on. After his illness, he couldn’t spend as much time here,” said Rosenthal. “In his last three years, he was the department representative in the senate. He played an active role there. He was a
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Students discuss Occupy Wall Street respected member of the department.” “He was hearty. He valued his friends so deeply. His generosity - he was a man who would give you the shirt off his back,” said Timothy Anderson, a close friend and Bentley colleague of Nelson. “Dave had three loves in his life: His love of family, his love of teaching and his love of sailing, and unlike many of us, was able to achieve the proper balance between the three,” said Mark Davis, a personal friend and Bentley colleague. Davis and Nelson met 20 years ago teaching for the Bentley program at Yunnan University in Kunming, China. Throughout his life, Nelson actively partook in a wide array of hobbies. His Bentley colleagues knew him best as a sailor. “First on his little, 22-foot sailboat, Mirage, and then for the last 20 years or so [on] Spirit…. She wasn’t the prettiest boat in the Marina, but she spent less time than any other boat there. He used her,” said Anderson. “He was a good friend and colleague and I will miss him,” said Davis. “I will especially miss those long and often deep conversations we had onboard the Spirit as we sailed through the night to reach our next port of call
Bentley students offered clashing opinions about the protests flooding the financial districts of cities all over the world, thanks to occupy movements that originated on Wall Street. “I think I’m going for the 99 percent. I agree that the democratic process should be reformed. It’s not just nonsense,” said sophomore Chris Orihuela when asked about the protests. Freshman Dan Westervelt questioned the intentions of some of the protesters. “I did hear that there are just college students who go for fun.”
He went on to say that they may just be attending the protests because everyone else was, suggesting that the occupy movements are becoming a trend rather than meaningful protests. Other students are in complete opposition of the movement. “It’s ridiculous. I do not think they realize how stupid and contrary their demands are,” said Ashleigh Casey, a senior. Other students are simply looking for a clear plan of action. “I feel like it’s something I could support if they had an agenda” said Dan Fava, a senior.
at day break on the following day.” In addition to his love for sailing, Nelson was involved in a lengthy list of organizations and pastimes. He was a singer, songwriter and guitar player, and he would often sing to his grandchildren. He was a professional hypnotist. He served as the former chairman of the Greater Boston Chapter of the World Future Society. He was involved in the Seven Seas Cruising Association, a yacht club without portfolio that frequently presented seminars.
“Students, especially seniors, were invited to his home and, at David’s own expense, treated to a fine homecooked meal and [were] asked to deliver their final term paper at his residence. He treated them as equals, now that they were done,” said Joby. “Nelson was a passionate teacher who really cared about his students learning the material,” said Melissa Reville, one of Nelson’s students. “Not only did he share his love of finance with the class, but he shared his love for sailing and other hobbies with us, as well.”
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Orihuela had a similar viewpoint. “I think it’s a good demonstration of what people can do, but without a proper solution being proposed, I don’t think much change is going to be put into effect,” he said. Regardless of the end result of Occupy Wall Street, Orihuela said, “It’s interesting to see,” and wondered how well the protesters will fare in the upcoming months. “I wonder if they’ll actually stay through the winter because it will be cold,” he said. Mayor Bloomberg predicted earlier on this month that the protestors would pack up once the cold really hits. “The company that owns the public area actually wanted them to leave. They came up with the excuse that they wanted the park cleaned,” said Orihuela. In efforts to keep the protest on Wall Street going, the protestors called on help to purchase brooms, mops, garbage bags and other cleaning supplies to clean up Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park themselves. If the Occupy movement continues to grow as rapidly as it has since it began on September 17, there may not be an end in sight.
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Quotes of the Week
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Enough Organizations Already! There are a lot of benefits to attending a business school, including being provided with an education which will significantly benefit us and prepare us for entering the workplace. By paying hundreds of dollars each year as our Student Activity Fee, we each rightfully feel that we should be able to derive some value from the fee to focus it on events we would like to participate in. But one of the downsides to that is the massive number of students who want to create their own organizations and receive AIA funding, without looking to see if they can get involved in an existing organization. This seems to be happening much more this year than it has in years past, but it seems to be a regular occurrence for the fall semester. ABA and AIA are required to do more work with either recognizing new organizations or specifying their reasoning for not recognizing a student organization. AIA’s and ABA’s job
should focus on approving and creating organizations for the long term, with stability and demand that will last for decades. A small uproar was created earlier this semester when ABA informed Her Campus, an up-and-coming online magazine for women, that they would be better suited by partnering with the Women’s Center. Her Campus was supposedly not thrilled with the idea and created a small stir about starting up their own organization and being independent from the Women’s Center. With everyone looking to strengthen their own resumes by being the “founder” of an on-campus organization, few studentse looking at the existing opportunities for them to create and build their own area within an existing organization. When several students were looking to start a political forum last year, they realized they wouldn’t be able to join the Democrats or the
Republicans because it would make them appear partial to one side or the other. Instead, they joined the Speech and Debate Society and found a natural fit within that organization. Bentley doesn’t need yet another fraternity or sorority on campus because you believe yours will promote business better than DSP does. Instead, we challenge you to enhance the organizations that Bentley already has established and strengthen them one organization at a time. Besides, that would be a much better story for an interview, about how you approached an issue and you affected change within an established group, than just circumvented the group entirely and created yet another organization. To avoid any bias on behalf of The Vanguard Editorial Board, board members John Karakelle and Ian Markowitz are both members of the Bentley Speech and Debate Society.
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“I’m going to wait until everbody’s voted off the island.” -Barack Obama, appearing as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, joking that he won’t pay attention to the Republican Presidential debates until the candidates are narrowed down. “The McRib has an enthusiastic and dedicated fan base.” -Marta Fearon, McDonald’s U.S. Marketing director, on the chain’s decision to offer the popular sandwich until November 14. “In doing this, we are telling the world and our child that his or her life is a precious work of art.” -Marni Kotak, a performance artist who will give birth at a Brooklyn art gallery in front of a small group of people. Disclaimer: The opinions published in The Vanguard are submitted by readers of the newspaper, and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Vanguard and its staff. We are not able to print any letters submitted anonymously.
work with Be The Change, a national coalition devoted to building non-profits, and AmeriCorps, a federal community service program. Along with his work with Be The Change and AmeriCorps, Khazei co-founded with his Harvard roommate a now national program called City Year. “City Year depends on 17 – 20 something’s – you are the generation that has a gift.” City Year, a partner with Bentley’s Service Learning, is an incredible program that allows students to donate a year to help inner city students in various locations around the country. “The 18 to 30 year old demographic is the group that voted in the first African American president in our nation’s history,” Khazei continues, further hitting home that the young generation is not only the group that senses injustice – but the group most apt to do something about it. As the son of immigrants, a mother from Italy and a father from Iran, Khazei really feels like he is living the American Dream. “My father left a country of oppression and came to the US for its ideals and the freedom our citizens enjoy. My
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mother instilled in me this: That every person has a gift.” There’s been a shift in what Americans want, Khazei said. People used to ask, ‘what can I do for my country?’ until fairly recently, where it turned into ‘am I better off than I was 4 years ago?’ There is a new selfish or self-centered focus, people aren’t trying to give back but instead they’re trying to figure out what they can take. There are four keys points to this campaign, he made clear: (1) Unemployment – especially with the younger crowd. If you don’t have a job your first year out of college, you’ll be much worse off ten years down the road. (2) Poverty in the States. 46 million people, that’s 2 out of every 5 families, have fallen into poverty in the last 2 years. (3) Education – after “spending over 20 years with students in inner cities, one thing that is to be learned is that any child, with high expectations and a good learning environment, can succeed,” says Khazei. 30 years ago, 75% of jobs only required a high school diploma. Now, 66% of jobs expect some form of higher education. “Loan debt is like mortgage – it’s crippling.” (4) Service and Political Reform – “Young peo-
ple lead everything,” says Khazei, “from ending genocide in Sudan to the LGBT movement, to Occupy Boston and Occupy Wall Street, all the way to Tiananmen Square. You move beyond social issues, your generation just looks at what work needs to be done, and then gets it done.” He goes on to talk about how “Diversity is the wrong discussion. It means everyone is at the table. Inclusivity, however, means everyone around the table is equal.” From a man of such diverse backgrounds, he seems to be an authority on the topic. He closed by presenting an idea for students right here at Bentley to use – an idea that would allow us to use our voting power to accomplish things for everyone – how it should be used. “Promise them that you’ll give them a 100% voter turnout, if they can promise you more jobs openings,” he said, stressing again that if anyone has power – it’s out generation. Khazei was actively capaigning for a democratic seat in the U.S. Senate, but dropped out of the race as of Wednesday, October 26.
Continued from Page 1 attraction, bringing droves of students to the Koumantzalis Auditorium. You may know him from NBC’s show Community, or perhaps you know him as Childish Gambino. Glover alerted at the beginning his routine “won’t be anything like [his performance on Community].” To continue the theme of some of Greenbaum’s jokes regarding HIV, Glover compared children to AIDS, admitting he would rather have the latter. “You can’t drop AIDS and go to jail!” he said. His set consisted of anecdotes from his childhood and interesting takes on current social matters. He said that, although going to the “Auschwitz for kids” (Home Depot), he did miss how “kids can take weird stuff” without a second thought. He also proposed a radical idea for taking the power away from the “n-word.” There will be no more discussion of who can use it, in what context or in what situation if we all start using it to describe anything. “We may lose some of you
[white people], but it is for the greater good,” he said. Glover’s first album Camp is set to drop in November. Schick was impressed by the turnout at the show. “People were lined up in lawn chairs starting at 5 p.m. – two hours before doors even opened,” he said. Unfortunately for some, the auditorium can only hold 480 students; any more than that is a fire code violation. For a select few, that did not thwart any attempts. “I even caught a few determined students who snuck backstage during the show, but unfortunately we had to burst their bubble and escort them out of the building for security purposes,” said Schick. Schick credited the great turnout to great comedian selection and great marketing. “Students are less likely to attend if the artist isn’t a ‘household’ name,” said Schick. “Some of the better comedians are not fully well known yet, so even though they may be extremely funny, they won’t have the draw that a celebrity like Donald Glover would have.”
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Stonyfield Farm CE-Yo recommends green & organic business practices By Fred Fang VANGUARD STAff
By about the year 2050, the world’s population is projected to reach around nine billion people. A little less than 50 percent of the population will end up being diagnosed with cancer. In other words, chances are, either you or I will develop some form of cancer during our lifetime. When Gary Hirshberg, CEYo of Stonyfield Farm, revealed this statistic to the Bentley students in Wilder Pavilion and to those watching the live video streaming in Koumantzelis Auditorium, eyes widened. He did not stop there, however. Hirshberg continued to paint a picture of what the future would look like according to data gathered. As the world population continues to exponentially grow, so too does people’s consumption of natural resources and natural gases. Hirshberg said that recently, there has been a six-fold increase in water usage compared to water usage years ago. People use this water for irrigating deserts and farms, but the problem of doing this
excessively is that it depletes the top soils. Countries like China and India have depleted most, if not all of their top soils as a result. Hirshberg said that we tend to increase the use of chemicals and fertilizers in the ground as a way to stimulate the land and counterbalance the effect of over irrigation. If this does not work, resorting to natural resources and oil for energy is next in line. This can have serious consequences. Utilizing natural resources and gases releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, causing global warming and pollution. Aerosol cans release fluorocarbons, additional greenhouse gases. Ecosystems around the world then have become disrupted and species started to become endangered or extinct. In fact, hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico is the world’s second-largest dead zone due to the run-off caused by excess pollutants. “Carbon footprint is obese in the U.S.,” said Hirshberg. As a nation, Americans consume a lot, which not only impacts our environment, but our personal well-being. Hirshberg offered his own personal experience of growing up and com-
pared that with kids growing up today. He believes that kids growing up today weigh 18percent more than kids during his generation. A lot of Americans do not consider the chemicals in our foods that cause the cancer and added weight. He emphasized the importance of organic foods in our daily diet which leads to his main discussion. By being environmentally conscience and implementing environmentally ethical behavior, Stonyfield Farm has been able to grow to the thirdlargest yogurt brand in the U.S. Hirshberg said that by attacking externalities, direct consequences of our economic activities that do not appear on our balance sheets and income statements, companies ultimately save money. Stonyfield created nine teams to attack the carbon footprint of its company, the largest cause of carbon footprint being the cows and the ninth largest being employees and other amenities. Hirshberg said that by making small, environmentally friendly changes in the way they do things, like using trains rather than trucks to deliver yogurt, has saved
Hirshberg recommends green processes to reduce carbon footprints.
Stonyfield over $18 million since 2006. He continued to reinforce this argument when he presented his pitch on why investing in an anaerobic facility was a strong business decision. The facility ultimately ended up paying for itself in a little less than two years. Even switching from petroleum based raw materials to plant-based plastic had an impact; packaging weight was halved. Despite these changes, one of the biggest decisions Stonyfield made was going organic. Doing so saved over nine-million pounds of fertilizer. Instead, farmers put small
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organic digesters on the land that acts like a fertilizer but is different in that it is organic. This helped farmers increase their crop yield and increased their earnings. Farmers get what they like and the consumers are then left with an environmentally safe, organic product. By delivering on a product people feel good about eating, Stonyfield spent considerably less on advertising than competing firms do. Hirshberg said that this was because his products spread by word of mouth due to the loyalty that Stonyfield has established - “the ultimate holy grail,” he called it.
Careers in Consulting Panel features experienced pros in the field
Professionals discuss the realities of consulting and tips for success in the field.
By Radhika Bansil VANGUARD STAff
Time and time again, we have been told of the importance of hard work, perseverance and devotion. But never before has having these characteristics seemed as attractive as they did at the Careers in Consulting Panel held last Friday, October 21. For the 60 or so that attended the panel, questions were answered, misconceptions were corrected and a future in consulting became more of a reality than ever before; and we owe it all to the six panelists that were kind enough to enlighten our collegiate souls. Thomas Higgins, a junior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and also the youngest of the group, offered advice about breaking into the field and adapting from college life to a professional career.
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Sitting next to him was Stacy Rudman, senior associate at Mercer and a Bentley alumni, showed the beauty in the unpredictability of her days. Carlton Seid (he goes by Carl), senior practice consultant at EMC Consulting, relayed the vital role confidence played in his success. From Deloitte Consulting, Lynne Bevilacqua, senior consultant, and Selma Ferhatbegovic, technology senior manager, also graced our presence. Both of these women stressed the weight that finding a balance between work life and personal obligations holds. Last, but most certainly not least, we were joined by Thomas Jacobson, partner at Accenture and father of a student here, who really compartmentalized the traits one needs to adopt to be successful. The first topic discussed
was passion. Right off the bat, the panelists blatantly expressed that being a consultant is not for everyone. You have to have a passion for the job, a passion for your clients and a passion to create change. Many of the students voiced their concern about the travel involved in consulting. While consultants do have to travel, the panelists all emphasized the flexibility of their schedules. It was when the panelists were asked to describe their usual days that garnered the most attention. Each panelist’s day differed so much that it emphasized how as a consultant, you most definitely will not be spending your days behind the pale gray walls of a cubicle.
If they had not already done so, all of the students in attendance whipped out their notepads when the panelists gave advice to those pursuing a career in consulting, and general interviewing skills. The first of these was the matter of relevance. The panelists could not stress enough that you need to bring something to the table of whichever company you are interviewing with and effectively convey it to your interviewer. You may ask, what makes one relevant? According to the venerable panelists, functional capabilities, industry knowledge and ability to learn will play a large role in determining your value to a firm. When asked about the immediate actions we, as col-
lege students, could take, the panelists once again came to a general consensus and reinforced all the positive effects of networking. “Network, network, network,” were their parting words. Whether or not you were looking to be a consultant, the Careers in Consulting Panel gave its attendees a chance to hear about the industry from the pros, get top-notch advice and talk to these amazing people one-on-one. If you were at this event and liked what you saw or if you’d like to get involved, consider attending the Bentley Consulting Group’s next event on December 5, when the nitty-gritty of what a consultant actually does will be covered.
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Post-Jobs Era leaves future & innovation of Apple in question By Phillip St. Pierre Business editor
As you are most likely already aware of, Apple lost its president and chief product design guru Steve Jobs to pancreatic cancer on October 5, 2011. The face and voice of Apple, Jobs was a master innovator who affected and propelled not only his company, but the technology industry as a whole. Take one look through your backpack or on your desk; there is most likely an iPhone, iPod or Macbook somewhere in your proximity. Apple’s products are a larger part of our lives than many people realize, which is why the death of Jobs raises some concern about the company’s future. Prior to the passing of Jobs, Tim Cook was chosen to take over the reins as Apple’s CEO. In his first public presentation, Cook did not get the praise and applaud that Jobs was famous for in his public outings, mainly because Cook decided to let two people working under him explain Apple’s new product, the iPhone 4S. Cook may lack the emotion and innovative mind that Jobs displayed, but he has years of experience with the supply chain processes of Apple and has a knack for distribution
that is unlike anyone else in the company. The present CEO will surely face some pressure to lead Apple like Jobs did for so many years; the company is already a heavyweight in the tech industry, though, so it is not like he is going to have to make major changes to the company procedures in place. It will be interesting to see who else steps up for Apple. Although Cook is taking over the main duties that Jobs performed with years of success, there are plenty of individuals who have been working behind the scenes for Jobs, and will compliment Cook nicely in their own fields of expertise. One of these individuals is Philip Schiller, senior vice president of the marketing division at Apple. A member of the company’s executive team since 1997, Schiller is the man behind some of the most popular Apple slogans and pitches, including the Mac vs. PC commercials, and was one of the people who aided Cook in his first public presentation. Schiller worked closely with Jobs on a day-to-day basis, preparing his keynote presentations and presenting new products on many occasions. When Jobs left on medical leave in 2009, it was Schiller who was chosen to give the
keynote presentations and present the iPhone 3GS. With a strong personality and public charisma similar to Jobs, he could very well become the next leader of Apple. Jonathan Ive, senior vice president of Apple’s design team since 1996, is another crucial player in the company’s continued success. Although he is not well known to most people, Ive is a guru in the technology industry, and was named Fortune’s “Smartest Designer in the Technology World” just last year. Apple’s SVP of software Scott Forstall takes Ive’s designs and makes them run smoothly and with all the quirks. He is known as a software genius and is responsible for refining Apple’s main operating system iOS. These Apple executives are all willing and able to pull more weight to maintain the success of Apple. It is unknown how the state of Apple will be affected in the long-term in the aftermath of the Jobs Era, but one area that Cook wants to focus on is the tablet market, which he believes will take over the PC market over the next few years. The company will also rely on China to pick up the slack in its sales. In 2010, revenue from China went from $3 bil-
Steve Jobs’ innovation propelled him to become the face of Apple and the industry.
lion to $13 billion, a 333-percent jump from the previous years. Apple is already well established in the United States, which is why it wants to open the majority of its expected stores overseas this coming year. Wall Street Journal columnist Jessica Vascellaro believes that Apple will be able to ride on Job’s vision and accomplishments for the time being, but that they need to find a way to
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sustain their competitive advantage in the long-term. “The real test for Mr. Cook will come when he is no longer benefiting from Mr. Jobs’s triumphs and must conquer new markets on his own,” said Vascellaro. “Executives in media companies, for instance, are reluctant to give up control of their products and fear Apple will end up eating away at their profits. Mr. Cook must win them over.”
oCtober 27, 2011
Between the Lines
what is your least favorite halloween candy? CODy CLArkSON CLASS Of 2012 fiNANCE “Mounds – no one wants a Halloween basket full of coconut.”
SAAhiL MELwANi CLASS Of 2013 ACCOuNtANCy “Almond Joy – brings you no joy.”
MADELAiNE BuLkLEy CLASS Of 2013 MArkEtiNg “Smarties – they taste like chalk.”
CONNOr DENEEN CLASS Of 2014 uNDECiDED “Good and Plenty – they’re not that good, and I always get plenty of them.”
Sometimes a novel will catch me completely off guard - I go in with a certain set of expectations regarding the plot based on reviews of others and come out feeling completely backwards. One Day by David Nicholls was one of these instances. Whenever I’m stressed, I usually read fluffy novels with little to no literary merit - they’re wonderful books, but you won’t find an English professor raving about them anytime soon. One Day was supposed to be one of those books; I only read it because it was going to be a movie, and I figured it might be interesting. It turned out to be far more. One Day is centered on the lives of two people - Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley. Although they attended college together, they only truly meet on July 15, 1988, the day after graduation. Emma had always noticed Dexter, the golden boy, but he didn’t see her until that fateful last day. The chapters of the novel take place on July 15 of each year, spanning from 1988 to 2007. The lives they lead couldn’t be more different. Dexter spends a year traveling before he is whirled up into the glamorous, yet shortlived life of a TV host. Emma is a waitress at a restaurant (which will make you scared to ever eat out) until she decides to become a teacher and pursue her life dream to be an author. Emma and Dexter remain best friends through the years and encourage each other through good times and bad. Dexter is the one who points out that Emma has more potential in life than becoming a restaurant manager, and Emma cheers Dexter on when the entire world is laughing at him. They move forward in their separate lives together, in a way only best friends
By Olivia LeClair
One Day is about best friends Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley.
can. Marriage, death, children, divorce, success and failure all lie within the book, but not in any way possible to guess at. One Day takes the concept of a love story and turns it on its head. It’s predictable, yet not predictable at all (as dumb as that may sound, it’s true). I’ll admit that the beginning was slow-going and it took me a few days to get into the plot. The yearly check-ins were hard to get used to, since the events of the year in between the chapters were often unclear and only hinted at. However, once I adjusted to the format and the plot sped up, I flew through the rest of the novel. You’ll never know more information than you need to know, which actually turned out to be pretty refreshing. Though this novel would technically be classified as romance, I was very happy to find that it was not a
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mushy, sappy love story. While reading it, I could imagine that the situations described could actually happen. The characters seemed like real people rather than a story just playing in my head. I think of One Day as one of those novels whose importance you won’t realize initially. It teaches its lessons in incredibly subtle ways which you won’t even recognize until the last page. One Day will make you fall in love, break your heart and mend it. It will make you determined to follow that age-old advice of marrying your best friend. At the very least, you’ll appreciate your true friends just a little bit more. You’ll call your parents just to say hi, and then head down to Academic Advising to see what you can do about achieving those seemingly far-fetched goals.
Rating: 5 out of 5
PAtriCk wESt CLASS Of 2014 uNDECiDED “Kit-Kat’s – they’re gross.”
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Author David Nicholls is most known for his bestseller Starter for Ten.
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The Big Year provides minimal laughs By Mike Lovett Vanguard Staff
The names Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson are all names synonymous with great movies. They have all played a part in some of the greatest comedies in the past 20 years: Father of the Bride, School of Rock and Wedding Crashers, respectively. The three have recently teamed up to star as the leads in The Big Year, a comedy about bird watching. While the comical trio is accompanied by other well known comedy actors like Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, I Love You Man) and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), much more was expected of the movie. Although the story was charming and fun, it was not the comedy expected from the previews or the actors. Was it terrible? No. But it also wasn’t of the caliber it was expected to be. Overall, the movie had a very positive and upbeat vibe, but as far as comedy movies go, it isn’t a must see. The Big Year portrays three avid bird watchers, Wilson, Black and Martin, who are more affectionately known as birders. The film centers on their birding adventures as they participate in “A Big Year,” a competition where competitors try and spot as many different species of birds as possible in one calendar year. They travel all around North America, investing thousands of dollars into a contest governed by the honor system. Martin plays a happily married business titan who has attempted to retire and failed. He desperately wants
to put the corporate world behind him, and believes A Big Year is exactly what he needs to finally retire and leave the work which consumes his life. Martin faces his biggest competition with Wilson, a
detriment of his personal life. Black narrates the story and plays the part of the plucky underdog. Unknown to many, he has a birding super power. Balancing a fulltime job and A Big Year,
oCtober 27, 2011
VoiCeS what are you going to be for halloween?
JONAthAN OwhE CLASS Of 2013 fiNANCE “Waldo.”
DAvE PErEirA CLASS Of 2012 ECONOMiCS “Oscar the Grouch.”
wilson, Black, and Martin star in The Big Year as avid bird watchers.
frequent Big Year champion who holds multiple birding records. Wilson’s character only competes to keep his reigning title as champion birder. Because of his drive to remain number one, birding has been a major part of his life for years, much to the
the new movie is based on the popular novel by Mark Obmascik.
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ALEx tAMMArO CLASS Of 2015 ACCOuNtANCy “Alice in Wonderland.”
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Black attempts to realize his life dream of being the best birder. The three characters cross paths throughout the movie and become acquaintances while traveling to rare bird sightings from the Gulf of Mexico to Attu, the westernmost island of Alaska. The trio also travels to such exotic places as an elderly woman’s backyard. While on their escapades, they try to keep their participation in A Big Year a secret. However, it becomes difficult for them to keep their travels and birding quiet because they bump into many other birders along the way. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend The Big Year as a must see in theaters; it’s more of an Instant-Play-onNetflix type of movie. It’s fairly entertaining without scenes that will make you cringe at their crudeness or awkwardness, so I suggest it as a family-night movie. You won’t burst at the seams from laughter, but it will give you something to watch if you are bored. However, if there are other movie options, take one of those instead.
Rating: 3 out of 5
MELviN tOrrES CLASS Of 2014 ECONOMiCS fiNANCE “Cowboy.”
BrittANy BAuDiEr CLASS Of 2015 MAthEMAtiCS “Ke$ha.”
By Emily Silver PhotograPhy editor
OctOber 27, 2011
Arrested Development returns HALLOWEEN By Mike Lovett Vanguard Staff
After a five-year hiatus, the Fox television show Arrested Development â€“ otherwise known as â€œthe story of a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all togetherâ€? â€“ is coming back, and will be bigger than ever. At a New York festival on October 2, creator Mitchell Hurwitz and the cast announced the plan for a short mini-series and movie in the very near future. Hurwitz explained that the mini-series will serve as a leadin for the movie, as each episode will focus on one character to catch viewers up on their lives since the show ended. Hurwitz said that trying to do that as part of the movie became too timeconsuming. â€œI found even if I just gave five minutes per character to that back story, we were halfway through the movie before the characters got together,â€? said Hurwitz. For those of you who are not familiar with the show, let me explain what you missed in the first three seasons. The show follows the Bluths, a crazed solar system of a family that (pun alert!) orbits around the golden son Michael (Jason Bateman). He is a noble, hard-
working, widowed father who serves as the scale that must balance the rest of his familyâ€™s insanity. His family, it seems, tries their hardest to make Michaelâ€™s life impossible. At the head of both the family and the family business is his father George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), who leaves Michael to pick up the pieces of the family company after he is investigated for fraud and arrested by the SEC. While navigating through the shambles of The Bluth Company, Michael must deal with the insanity which ensues from the ridiculous actions of the rest of his family. Michaelâ€™s alcoholic and flat-out maniacal mother Lucille (Jessica Walter), his failed professional magician brother Gob (Will Arnett), his materialistic, attention-seeking twin sister Lindsay (Portia de Rossi), her husband Tobias (David Cross) and Buster (Tony Hale), his panic-attack stricken and socially inept younger brother, all provide laugh-out-loud humor through their escapades. Absorbing all of this madness into their young adult minds are Michaelâ€™s son George Michael (Michael Cera) and Tobiasâ€™ and Lindsayâ€™s daughter Maeby (Alia Shawkat). Together, they form a family that, on its best day, is absurdly dysfunctional. Debuting in 2003, the show immediately developed a follow-
ing due to its lightning-fast wit and unrelenting silliness. After the first season, it won five of seven Emmy nominations, including one for Outstanding Comedy Series. Season Two also received multiple Emmy nominations, and it also received a victory in Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, a category that contained three episodes from the show. Despite its award-winning success, Arrested Development could not generate the ratings necessary to keep it on the air, and the third season became its last. A show with immense potential had met its premature end. After all these years, fans still wonder what on earth Fox executives were thinking when they cancelled Arrested Development. After a few months of speculation, the show has ended its flirtation with the prospect of a movie and is moving ahead with cemented plans. According to star Jason Bateman, viewers just have to wait a little bit longer. â€œWe will do ten episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early â€˜13. VERY excited!â€? Bateman tweeted. In the meantime, everyone queue up your Netflix, grab a frozen banana and limber up for your respective, ridiculously inaccurate chicken dances, because the Bluths are back in business.
Continued from Page 1 unemployed professors on the hunt for work. Their solution is the unconventional job of catching ghosts with a vacuum like machines. Itâ€™s a perfect comedy for anytime of the year, particularly the Halloween season. Youâ€™ll be humming the theme song all day long. Hocus Pocus: A trio of sister witches are reawakened from a curse on Halloween night and have until dawn to collect as many childrenâ€™s souls as possible in order to become immortal. The only people that can stop the haunting trio are a teenager, his love interest, sister, and a talking cat. Having aired on the Disney Channel, this movie is definitely a childhood favorite. Rocky Horror Picture Show: An absolute classic, and a parody of several 1970s horror films, the Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic. It is a musical with catchy music and very suggestive lyrics - be advised that you do not want to watch this movie with your parents. The movie follows a straight laced couple who stumble across the mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist who is throwing a massive party where much confusion and hilarity ensue. Casper: Afraid of ghosts? No
need to be afraid of Casper. This cuddly ghost will have you feeling all fuzzy inside as you watch this heart-warming movie. Casper is a friendly ghost who has no desire to scare humans. His three bumbling uncles try and show him the ropes of how to scare humans, but they fail miserably and provide a lot of slapstick comedy. Also check out the sequel, Casper Meets Wendy, for more of the loveable ghost. Nightmare before Christmas: Hereâ€™s a Tim Burton cartoon that may seem a little off, but then again it is a Tim Burton film. In Halloweentown, Jack Skellington the man in charge of Halloween every year decides he also wants to be in charge of Christmas. He decides to kidnap Santa Claus and create Christmas with the help of other ghouls from Halloweentown. Although it is an odd movie combining Christmas and Halloween, it is a must see. Any of these suggestions will provide a laugh or too and only a slight fright. There will be no need to check for monsters under your bed and your roommate wonâ€™t have to worry about you crawling under their covers with them. Happy Halloween!
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Notes from Abroad Question: “Describe a friendship you have made with a local. How has this relationship influenced your experience?” By Monica Tshanakas copenHagen, Denmark
In Denmark, I have had the unique opportunity to spend my abroad experience living with a Danish woman, Dorthe. I did not know what to expect before I came to Denmark, nor did I speak a word of Danish. When I first met her at the airport, I could tell that she had not spoken a word of English either, so I knew we could both learn from each other from the very beginning. One of the best parts about having a Danish landlady is being able to immerse myself in the Danish culture. It is an experience that I would not get if I was living in a dorm building. Not to mention the added benefit of a fully stocked kitchen and comfortable living room with a television! It is also great to have someone to practice my Danish with and help prepare me for my oral exam. It is a difficult language to learn, so having someone to practice with really makes all the difference. At the same time,
I am helping Dorthe improve her English, so it is a mutually beneficial relationship. Dorthe was nice enough to show me around Copenhagen and cook me some traditional Danish food. One of the most popular food items here is called a “smørrebrød,” which is an open-faced sandwich. Smørrebrøds are usually eaten for lunch and Danes get very creative with the toppings that they put on. Another food item that you have to try when you come to Copenhagen is the famous ‘pølser’ (sausage). There are sausage stands all around the city and it is a great thing to eat on the go. As the weather is getting colder and hours of sunlight are slowly going down, Dorthe has exposed me to the Danish “hygge.” Translated into English, hygge literally means cozy, and it is the Danish tradition of getting together with friends, eating and enjoying each other’s company. Hygges are more popular in the colder weather because it is nice to be
By Rachel Wang barcelona, Spain
I recently signed myself up for a conversational language exchange program that was offered through my university. Two hours after I received an e-mail from the program about my assigned partner Julia, she enthusiastically emailed me to ask if we could meet up sometime within the week. I met up with her last Monday after class, and even though we only chatted for two hours before one of us had to leave, I had such a great time and I am already looking forward to our next meeting. Julia, like many other Barcelona students, is from a small city on the outskirts of Barcelona. Even though she continued to say that her English was not good, she spoke pretty fast and with few grammatical errors. Upon hearing her English, I was incredibly nervous to talk to her in Spanish and was almost hoping she would just go along with our English conversation. But funny enough, a few minutes after our initial greeting, she automatically began to speak in Spanish, and that was how the rest of warm inside with friends. A homestay is a great way to get a closer look at the culture of the country where you study abroad. There are some challenges that you might have to overcome like language barriers, but in the end you are a more cultured person to have been through the experience.
Scratching the Surface: Enemy #1 Anyone listening to the talking points of Republican candidates can’t miss the awareness they are spreading across the country; awareness about our nation’s number-one enemy. Is it Al Qaeda? Iran? Rogue terrorists in Kenya or Yemen? No. The real enemy of this country is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The senselessness behind the statement should be apparent to any reader who has opened a history textbook. Unfortunately, in this year’s candidates, absurdity abounds. And let us give credit where it is due. On the one hand, Ron Paul and Michelle Bachmann propose completely eliminating the EPA. Herman Cain and Rick Perry use violent language about putting it back in its place, and Mitt Romney follows the tide (though less aggressively) by promising to turn back all regulations and only pass “business-friendly” ones. This directly translates to no EPA regulation at all. There is something concerning when moderate and rational candidates who don’t hate the EPA are thrown to the sidelines such as Jon Huntsman. Idiocy should never empower one candidate to
rise above the rest, but here, it is the reality. For those readers against the EPA’s foundation and regulations, let’s remember why it is around. The clean air you breathe? The clean water you drink? It’s due to EPA regulation. The growing fuel efficiency in new car models? These are EPA requirements by 2020. The cleaning of toxic dump sites around the country that would otherwise flow into our water table? Three letters: E.P.A. Who preserves our coastlines and regulates pollution so we don’t have to fear the ocean? You got it, this evil government bureaucracy. The importance of the EPA becomes amazingly evident, and so candidates who advocate for its elimination should be automatically taken away from serious consideration (thankfully Paul was never seriously considered and Bachmann lost ground and hopefully won’t gain it). For the rest of the candidates, limitation and regress is the attitude toward this agency. “No!” they yell to “job-killing EPA regulation.” This can be heard from Romney to Cain and Perry. What constitutes “job killing” regulation? Anything that adds
cost to the business. This seems to make sense since added costs restricts a business’s investment in expansion. Following this logic we, can quickly see that requiring companies to securely dump their waste is an added cost. Why should they have to ship it to a secure area when they can dump it in the Charles? Why do factories have to put smoke dilution technology in their stacks when that money could be invested in expansion or a new smoke stack? Here we see, that “job-killing” regulation is all EPA regulations because it seeks to improve the health and safety of you and I. This added security will naturally cost companies money and as we’ve all learned at Bentley, there is more to a business than simply maximizing profits. We must work to maximize the benefits toward all stakeholders. Candidates use terminology like “job killing” to gain public support against an agency that has done far greater good than many other agencies. In the newest round of discussions, the debate surrounds EPA regulations to enforce a cap-andtrade system itself or whether Congress should pass one (and
ocTober 27, 2011 our conversation went – a constant but natural switch between English and Spanish. One of the main differences between American and Spanish culture is that in Spain, the customary way to greet someone you have just met is to give them two light kisses on the cheek. The first thing I did when I got out of the Metro and saw Julia was give her a big hug, and she was visibly surprised. I didn’t mention anything about it afterwards, but when we were saying goodbye, I made a mental note to give her kisses instead of a hug. It was second nature to me to hug someone I was excited to meet, but I have realized that I need to respect the norms of this country in order to assimilate more quickly into Spanish culture. Julia, like many Spanish students, said she loves America even though she has never been. She told me that a lot of Spaniards like the American accent more than the British one because they associate the accent with the glamour of American TV programs. They love sitcoms like Friends and How I Met Your Mother, and dramas like House and Lost, which they watch in English with Spanish subtitles. Before we parted ways, we agreed that within the next few weeks I would take her to a club popular with American students, and she would take me to a local Spanish bar to meet some of her friends. I am
By Justin Lawlor Dublin, irelanD
Over the past month and a half, I have grown quite close to an Irish classmate of mine by the name of Peter. Since the first day of class in early September, Peter seemed to take an immediate interest in my opinions and perspectives on finance and politics, as I am the only American student in the classroom. Peter has served as an invaluable resource in helping me navigate his native Dublin, and has told me of a number of restaurants and local events to look into. I find it fascinating to hear of a true Dubliner’s perspective on some of the areas where my roommates and I congregate to have a drink. Last week, I extended an invite for Peter to hang out with the American international student crowd for the day, and I do believe that he was amused by the idea of a “day rage,” otherwise commonly referred to as the “dage.” I am grateful to have Peter as a resource to help clear up any cultural confusion. Other times it’s comical just to hear him ask, “Hey, what’s the craic?” or “Mate, what’s the story?” It’s nice to truly connect with an Irish student; it proves that cultural and national boundaries are never enough to overcome the similarities we share in the human experience. extremely excited to practice my Spanish conversational skills outside of my Spanish class with an incredibly friendly and enthusiastic person.
By Moussa Hassoun
whether its enforcement of such a law is constitutional). Previously, the Bush Administration and EPA refused to limit emissions. In 2007, the Supreme Court decided in the case Massachusetts v. EPA that greenhouse gases are considered a pollutant by which the EPA must regulate for the health of the environment and people. The court has forced the EPA to regulate these gases because of the obvious impact they will have on society. It goes without saying that the Court has also endorsed the mountain of sci-
ence behind human-caused global warming, something Rick Perry isn’t a fan of. For the sake of our health and for those of coming generations we must stop rejecting the usefulness and necessity of the Environmental Protection Agency. Furthermore, any politicians running for any office who reject the agency should be dismissed as fools and an incapable of serving. The agency doesn’t aim to slow economic activity, but to protect children and families. The EPA isn’t Enemy #1; Irrationality is.
The EPA works to keep our air clear, contrary to what some politicians say.
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oCtober 27, 2011
HorosCopes By Franziska & Johanna Griecci
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Teachers don’t believe in the supernatural, so don’t try the “werewolf-ate-my-homework” excuse.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The voices aren’t in your head - they’re actually coming from inside the walls.
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
A black cat will cross your path today. Don’t try to avoid it, just accept your fate.
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
The ghost of forgotten food haunts your refrigerator, and he is a vengeful and odious spirit.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Release a howl into the mist and the creatures of the night are sure to reply.
Your Questions Answered! Question: If I go trick-or-treating at Bentley, will bad guys get me? Halloween is the only time when you can see Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Batman and a sumo wrestler in the same place, unless you happen to be on an LSD trip. I can promise you a successful Halloween night by following a strict set of guidelines. Never leave the house without bringing protection. Not the kind your brother sneaks out with on the weekends, but a group of friends. Next, always use the buddy system. Make sure to hold hands with your buddy while crossing the street and always walk on the sidewalk. You wouldn’t want to get run over by a car or by a drunken college student running to find the nearest bathroom. When you knock on someone’s door, always say “Trick or treat,” or no one will give you candy. While your parents always tell you to take one piece of candy, it’s ok to disregard that rule if the person doesn’t specify to “please only take one so there
By April Gammal
will be enough for everyone else.” Make sure the item you choose has not already been opened. Remember, it is not safe for children to accept candy bars, chips, cigarettes or hard liquor in open containers. Your parents always tell you to make sure to say thank you, not because it is the nice, polite thing to do but because your parents don’t want to get nasty looks from the neighbors who remember that their kid is the rude, nasty, ungrateful one. It is ok to eat all the sweets you want on Halloween, in spite of what your mommy tells you. With the technology these days, they’ll be able to fix any tooth decay caused by those sweets. I bet what you have just read brings back memories of how excited you were around Halloween when you were a young child. The only difference is that now some kids seem to be on some other high, other than sugar. So, here’s hoping that on Halloween you will be drunk with enthusiasm and excitement – and nothing else. Happy Halloween!!
Stay safe when trick-or-treating this year!
Briefcase Banter: Hate, Rain on Me
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By Nick Vasiliadis
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Don’t be a damsel in distress - pick up a weapon and defend yourself against the forces of evil.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
A zombie attack is due, so be sure to visit the CDC website so you’ll be prepared.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
If there’s a she-wolf in your closet, it’s best not to let her out during the full moon.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
When attending Halloween parties, go easy on that witch’s brew, it’s quite potent!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Beware the blue imp under your bed - he’s plotting to steal more of your socks.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Vampires don’t sparkle, ok? That’s just a pale emo boy trying to fool you with body glitter.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Bats will try to nest in your hair, so carry your own type of bat to swat them away.
It turns out a raincoat is your best bet in the rain.
So there I was, making the long, arduous trek from Lower Campus to the Library on a dreary Tuesday afternoon. The sky was darkening rapidly and clouds were starting to gather, which, in New England, means either imminent and devastating monsoon-like conditions or four days of uninterrupted sunshine and rainbows. I’ve lived in Massachusetts all my life, and I’ve grown accustomed to the unpredictability of weather in the Northeast. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years it’s that no matter what the sky looks like, when you wake up in the morning, it’s probably a good idea to bring an umbrella just in case. It appeared that the weather gods weren’t going to be pulling their punches on this fateful afternoon, and surely enough, it started pouring as
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I made my way up the stairs leading to the Bentley Bridge. Luckily, I had remembered to bring an umbrella with me. My tiny black parasol was hardly an ideal defense against the oppressive downpour, but it was still a hell of a lot better than nothing. As I strolled casually through campus, I watched as the other students scurried haplessly about to find shelter. Now, there’s something interesting that happens to a person emotionally when they’re the only one who isn’t affected by a bad situation. This sense of privileged, elitist guilt came over me and it suffices to say that I felt like a huge jerk. Of course, it was entirely by my own foresight that I had remembered to bring an umbrella with me, but I still felt blameworthy given that everyone else was visibly distraught while I was
having a pretty easy time being outside. I was the guy in the fallout shelter during the bombing. I was the scumbag who took the last escape pod off the imperial starship. I was the villain. As bad as I felt walking with that umbrella, the squall was only intensifying and it was in my own best interest to stay warm and dry. Part of me wanted to close the umbrella and steal it away in my bag to brave Mother Nature’s scourge alongside my Bentley kinsman, but that small part of me wasn’t making much of an argument for itself. Ultimately, I felt like suffering the silent scorn of my peers was preferable to a day of lingering wetness, so I opted to remain dry and carry on. And suffer the silent scorn I did. By the time I’d made it past the student center, the people outside were no longer trying to run frantically about in the storm. Rather, they had accepted the fact that they were going to get soaked no matter how fast they ran and might as well conserve their dignity in the process. Apparently, this was done by walking casually through the downpour with an overconfident and wholly unimpressed stride as if to say, “Oh, is it raining cats and dogs right now? I hadn’t really noticed because I’m so self-assured and indifferent to precipitation.” My umbrella became a lightning rod for these false
projections of confidence as I found myself the target of a number of unwarranted stares and scoffs. Luckily, my privileged, white, upper-middle class upbringing has instilled within me an instinctively defensive worldview; a few angry looks from the plebeians weren’t going to successfully deride my aristocratic mentality. Every glare and snide remark only further encouraged me to elevate my nose until I was practically prancing about campus laughing gaily and spitting in everyone’s face. At least that’s how I felt people perceived me. How could the simple act of remembering an umbrella make me feel like such an outcast in my own community? Was it just a matter of me having some privilege that others did not, and was that enough to cause a schism between the masses? Whatever the truth behind the matter may have been, one thing was made abundantly clear to me that day: Raincoats keep you both modest and dry - they’re clearly the way to go.
The columns found in this newspaper are written by individual authors and do not reflect the opinion of The Vanguard, its Editorial Board members, or Bentley University. Comments resulting from the columns may be directed to the author and/or The Vanguard.
CoLuMNS & SPoRTS Internet Celebrities
I don’t always write about Nicki Minaj, but when I do, I make sure to write as little as possible. How often are an eight year old and her five-year-old sidekick better than professional musicians at performing their songs? The answer is at least once. You may have heard of the dynamic duo that is Sophia Grace and Cousin Rosie. I’m assuming you would have stopped reading by now if you hadn’t, but I do feel obligated to at least explain who they are before I start ranting. Well, I don’t really know who they are, actually. I do know what they do, though. Sophia spits the lyrics to Super Bass on the mic, and Rosie, oh Rosie, she just jams. It’s almost as if Rosie isn’t there at all. I’m pretty sure the words she mutters silently alongside Gracie aren’t the lyrics to the song, so I have no choice but to assume she’s a problem child. One would then have to wonder, why on Earth does Sophia, the little Madonna that she is, need an intellectually deficient
sidekick? Apparently, she feels more comfortable performing when Rosie is next to her. I am troubled by this. Sophia literally couldn’t be more outgoing. She absolutely crushes her Ellen show appearance, tossing around jokes and all kinds of nonsense like she’s been at it for years. But then, she gets on stage to perform and gets nervous? Malarkey, I say. I think she wants to feel better about herself so she hired an inferior sidekick to stand alongside her. They probably don’t even know each other. I don’t know if cousins are supposed to look alike, but these two are pretty much polar opposites. So, Sophia Grace, I challenge you to prove to me that you have Rosie on stage for any reason other than to look better by comparison. “Wow, look at that eight year old. She is so impressive compared to the five year old next to her. Just look at the way she can form coherent sentences. They sure grow up younger these days.”
A few NBA Lockout verses By Robbie LaBrie SportS Editor
The NBA lockout is hitting basketball fans hard. Typically, this is the time of year where we’re finishing up our basketball fantasy drafts, reading through season previews and listening to stupid LeBron quotes about how great he is. Unfortunately, since a month of the season has already been cancelled, I have nothing else to do with my time than sit in my room and write rhymes about how much the lockout sucks. So here they are. They shut down the NBA with seemingly no reason, Except maybe sparing Cleveland from having to play another season. With so much free time, whatever will I do? I could work on my rhymes and my joke making, too. I could sit and do homework, but I can’t watch basketball. A month already cancelled, but I haven’t done any homework at all. Please David Stern, stop being such a jerk. I need my Carmelo, my Ray Allen and my Dirk. The owners want more money, but not so much the players, Although the argument’s confusing with several different layers. I could use newspaper space to explain it, but it would take a mile. I’d rather use this topic to display my limited rhyming style. This flow’s so smooth it would make Ron Artest jeal-
ous. It’s a literary three pointer with range like Monta Ellis. Maybe that’s being selfish, just like Kobe Bryant is. Breaking this thing down like a basketball rap scientist. We all need to get our weekly fix of highlights of Chris Paul, But unfortunately the lockout is here for the long haul. Without playing basketball, the players can’t get paid. Without his uniform, how will Scalabrine get laid? How will John Wall ever be able to afford a new Ferrari? I guess he’ll have to settle for the one he got from John Calipari. What other kind of work could a player score? Without basketball, Big Baby would be poor. Trying to find a new job for my boy Nenad Kristic, Like sitting in a room with Kanye talkin’ fishsticks. Does that make him a gay fish or just a seafood lover? Anybody else think Greg Oden is really Danny Glover? I think Dirk jinxed the league when he won his first ring. But I’d rather that than have to hear “LeBron is the King.” If you’re a basketball fan, you better go to Europe and start touring, Or else grab a coat and hunker down because this winter will be boring. One thing’s for sure, the lockout is graphic and gory. It took me forever to write these rhymes, so hopefully Leslie lets me run this “story.”
oCtobEr 27, 2011
By Dan Binder-Brantley
This kind of thought process is surely what Sophia had in mind when she decided to bring Rosie to the stage with her. This is exactly what leaves the door wide open for humor. If the YouTube description said, “Eight-year-old Sophia Grace and her mentally challenged five-year-old cousin Rosie perform,” I would have passed on this video in a heartbeat. I mean, the second an ugly person is diagnosed with a disease, all jokes are put to rest. But, if that ugly was just born naturally ugly, let the insults fly. For now, my red hair leaves me the subject of many-a-cruel jokes. I give it five years until having red hair becomes a diagnosed disease. Once that happens, you can kiss the ginger jokes goodbye – society will frown upon you and you will get coal for Christmas if you keep using them. If you are following this article closely – chances are you’re not – you may have noticed that I haven’t mentioned Nicki Minaj nor compared her to
Sophia Grace and Rosie appear on Ellen with Nicki Minaj.
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Sophia and Rosie since the first sentence. “Wow, what a poor writer you are,” you must be thinking. I am going to proactively ignore this, however, and conclude my article by saying that I am completely joking here. I would hope this goes
without saying, but I’d prefer not to be kicked out of Bentley, or worse, disliked by my readers. Sophia and Rosie are great and they deserve to be stars; even if Rosie could use a little coaching on her stage presence.
Presented by The Senior Year Experience Committee I was a freshman on campus. To now be a senior, I’m full of mixed emotions because I’m anxious to start my life, but patient in the sense that I don’t want to miss out on any opportunities to enjoy what it is like to be a college student at Bentley. How are you feeling about graduation? I am definitely excited to begin my new journey, but once again, I don’t like to think that far ahead. I’m trying to take one day at a time.
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Interview for Senior Spotlight Name: Shatasia Kearse Major: Marketing Hometown: Framingham, MA What are you involved in at Bentley? I am a member of the women’s basketball team here at Bentley, I work in the Admissions office as a Fellow and I also used to be an Ambassador for Bentley. What are you looking forward to this year? There are a few things that I am looking forward to this year. One of the most obvious senior privileges is being able to go to the Bahamas at the end of the year. I’m really looking forward to spending that time with the people that I have really built such strong friendships with over the past four years. Also, I am looking forward to the 2011-12 basketball season. We are coming off of a really
great season last year, and I am looking forward to seeing where this year takes us. What are your plans for the future? I’m not sure what my future holds for me, but I do know whatever it is that I do, I plan on helping young adults/students to achieve their personal goals, whether academic or sport related. What is your favorite event on campus? One of my favorite events on campus is Spring Day weekend. It is a great way to wind down from a long semester and just enjoy the outdoor events, free food and concert. What are your goals for this year? My main goal is to live in the moment. It is amazing to me how quickly the time has flown by. It seems like just yesterday
What is your advice to seniors/words of wisdom? “Every day isn’t going to be perfect, but that still doesn’t mean today can’t have purpose.” Just live each day to fullest. Work hard but still have fun. What can Bentley do to help you with this year? Not so much just me but for all seniors, I think it is important for Bentley to continue to reach out to the seniors. Everyone has different career paths/goals, but it is nice to know that we are not in it alone. What is the most valuable lesson you have learned at Bentley? The most valuable lesson I learned is probably that not everyone is fortunate enough to go off or better yet even afford to go to college. I’ve really learned to appreciate the opportunities provided for me here at Bentley and that it is important to give back even if it’s by a smile or simple “thank you” because it really does goes a long way.
oCTobER 27, 2011
SPortS & CaMPuS LiFe
Rugby looks ahead Field hockey battles the NE-10 By Max Smith CoNTRibUTiNG WRiTER
This past Sunday, Bentley Men’s Rugby traveled to North Andover to face off with NE-10 foe Merrimack. In the first year of the newly formed Northeast 10 Rugby League, the Falcons came in with a 3-1 record, with its only loss coming to the 18th nationally ranked American International College. Ranked 21 themselves, Bentley looked like they had something to prove against Merrimack this past week.
to his season total. To this point Raftery has posted 7 tries. Also having big games this week was Co-Captain flyhalf Spencer McKenna, and junior outside center Max Smith. McKenna recorded a game high 25 points, with 1 try and 10 kick conversions. Max mith scored 3 first half tries of his own, bringing his season total to 6. With their performances this week, Raftery, McKenna and Smith all put themselves atop the list of the league’s top eight scorers. Playing new positions this week were juniors Mike Fafara
Bentley men’s rugby is currently ranked 21 in the country. Putting up 90 points (in a 9015 victory), Bentley had 8 different players find the end-zone. Leading the charge, however, were Bentley’s forwards. The workhorses of the squad, Falcon forwards had their way with their Merrimack counterparts. Playing strong games were forwards Douglas Goodhile, Oisin O’Donnelly, and Phil Whitaker, all lead by senior captain Kevin Raftery. In his first game back from a shoulder injury, Whitaker made his presence felt in loose play, where he found himself around the ball more often than not. O’Donnelly made his biggest contribution in the scrum, where he punished opposing Merrimack props in the front row. Emerging as a team leader on defense, Goodhile had tackles in the double digits, many of which violent in nature. The ring leader and field captain, Kevin Raftery, had a big second half, adding another try
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and Forrest Detwiler (playing inside center and wing, respectively). Both had solid performances in the rout. In just his second start at inside center (moved from forward) Fafara scored two consecutive tries in the second half, bringing his season total to three. Detwiler, in his first ever start at wing, scored his first try of the season on a nice breakaway run. With a convincing win against Merrimack, the Falcons are beginning to inch closer to a second consecutive national playoff run. Wins against Umass Lowell and Providence in the next two weeks will put Bentley in the league championship game on November 12, in a rematch against AIC. For now, the Falcons are focusing on Umass Lowell, who they will visit this Friday night, October 28. Max Smith, the writer of this article, is a member of Bentley Men’s Rugby.
Charity Denim Drive By Sindhu Palaniappan CAMpUs LifE EDiToR
This year, the Panhellenic Council is hosting their first ever Charity Denim Drive. Over 400 pairs of designers jeans for men and women, as well as jackets and tops from Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Free People, will be sold to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Everything is brand new and discounted 40 – 60 percent. The jeans and tops are either from last season or they are samples of products to be made and therefore can be discounted and sold to raise money. This is the first
time the Panhellenic Council is putting on an event like this – the idea came from one of the Council members’ friends from back home. All of the proceeds will go to the AFSP, an organization that is very near and dear to one of the Greek Life members. Jeans are to be sold at around $55 - $80, and tops from the stores mentioned above will be starting at around $15. There are over 60 volunteers and the Panhellenic Council is looking for more. E-mail GA_panhelleniccouncil@bent ley.edu for more information, and check out the actual Drive on November 4 from 12 to 4 p.m. in the Back Bay.
By Louis Sherman VANGUARD sTAff
Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Zdeno Chara these are just a few names of hockey players who have never scored more than 5 goals in a game. This past Saturday, Stephanie Sideris scored 6 goals on Senior Day, the final regular season game of her field hockey career. Just like Ted Williams hitting a home run in his final at bat, Sideris finished her regular season collegiate career with a bang. Sideris led Bentley’s field hockey team to a 9-1 victory over Southern Connecticut in the regular season finale here at Bentley over the weekend. Sideris had 11 shots and added an assist. If you were wondering, the school record for goals in a game is seven by Annette Brow, who did so back in 1983. Senior Tori Bergantino, junior Nicole Dion, and freshman Gina Lirange also scored for the Lady Falcons, who improved to an overall record of 9-8, with a 6-4 conference record. Southern Connecticut came out with a third minute goal to start the scoring, and then Bentley went on to score 9 unanswered over the next 67 minutes.
Freshman Gina Lirange scored against Southern Connecticut. Last Tuesday, Bentley faced St. Michael’s and had another solid offensive and defensive performance in a 2-0 victory on the road. Junior Julia Powell recorded the shutout, facing 5 shots and blocking them all for her fifth shutout of the season. Senior Tori Bergantino had a goal in the sixth minute to start the scoring, and she added an assist later in the game. The other goal was scored in the 50th minute by junior Beth Maguire. Bentley was outshot on the afternoon, but with the strong game in net by Powell and the help from the defenders, St. Michael’s was unable to get any quality looks to score. Bentley moves into the
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post season with high hopes to continue their recent success. Bentley finished in a tie for fourth place in the Northeast-10 Conference, and plays the other 6-4 NE10 team, American International, on Wednesday night. If you weren’t able to make Bentley Field Hockey’s home game on October 7, you missed out on a great event. The game was part of the Falcons “Think Pink” event, which raised $1,000 towards Breast Cancer research. The team also participated in the 19th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer two-mile walk in Boston, raising $2,000 the week before.
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Volleyball hoping for late-season push Falcons have been up and down throughout season so far By Benjamin Klein VANGUARD STAff
It has been a bumpy road for the women of the Bentley University volleyball team. They opened the season at the Dowling Invitational, losing two of their first three matches. But then Bentley caught fire after losing the final game of a doubleheader in Philadelphia, PA in mid-September. The Falcons defeated Assumption in four sets before sweeping Georgian Court, Molloy and Queens (NY) at the Bentley Invitational. Winning two out of their next three games thereafter, Bentley suffered a setback and lost their next five matches which put their record at 8-10 overall and 33 in the Northeast-10. Bentley then improved their record with three straight conference wins, all played on the road. This past week they were defeated by Pace and Adelphi, both in three sets. “We were lucky enough to have 9 incoming freshmen this season and I think they have done an excellent job of stepping into starting positions and making a positive impact on the team,” said junior MB Grace Connor. Connor realizes that the team has some issues to work out, however, if it wants to make a run late into the season. “I think there have been a few instances throughout the season where we have had some difficulties with playing as individuals instead of as a team,” he said. Their most exciting win of the season came during a seven-game road trip when they defeated St. Rose 3-2. Bentley got into a hole early
in the first match when they fell behind 5-11. St. Rose took that first set 25-16. The Falcons fell behind again early 6-10 but battled back and went back and forth with St. Rose until the score was tied 25-25. A kill by Conner and then a service ace by Savannah Dominguez gave Bentley the second set. Bentley took home the third set 25-22 even after being behind 13-19. St. Rose did not go down quietly as they easily took the fourth set 25-12, forcing a fifth set. The Falcons took a 4-1 advantage but St. Rose answered to tie the set a 55. Bentley ended up pulling away in the end 15-10 and took home the match victory. Freshman OH Kelsey Buckner has been excellent for the young Falcons, which has only four non-freshman on its 16-player roster. She has 268 overall kills which ranks third in the NE-10, with a season-high 20 of them coming against a Queens (N.Y.) in a 3-1 victory. Buckner also ranks in the NE-10 Top 10 in total attacks, points and points per set. Freshman S Alex Tator has also played a big role in the team’s success. She ranks sixth in the conference and second among freshmen in overall assists with 706 over her 83 sets. On September 20th, Tator was named the NE-10 Co-Setter of the Week and the CoRookie of the Week. Bentley as a team has struggled statistically this season. They have the most errors (502) in the conference and own the fourth-worst hitting percentage at .149. The Falcons also rank 15th with 1.41 aces per set.
The team has four games remaining in the season.
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Opponents average 15.7 points per set while Bentley only averages 13.8 points, which is the biggest problem for the Falcons. They have scored 45 points or less in 7 of their 23 matches, losing all seven. Bentley has four games remaining, three of them coming against the top teams in the Northeast-10. The next two games will inevitably be the biggest challenges for Bentley this season. They will travel to Stonehill who is 11-0 in the NE-10 and 23-3 overall. The Falcons will then play at American International College who is 8-3 in the conference. AIC has played a difficult out-of-conference schedule which is why their overall record is only 13-13. They lead the NE-10 in total digs during conference play with 678 over the course of 11 matches and 41 sets. The final two games of the season are home against the struggling Southern New Hampshire (2-8, 4-13) and then defending champion New Haven, who is 11-0 in the NE-10. The Chargers are currently on a 16-game winning streak after losing their first four matches of 2011. “Our success in the next four games is going to be dependent on our ability to positively motivate each other and work together to beat out the competition,” said Conner. “We need to want to win more that our opponents.” Bentley is currently in ninth place in the conference at 6-5 (11-12 overall) and would miss the NE-10 playoffs if they can’t pull some late wins together. If Bentley doesn’t win two of the final four games, it would be the first time since 1999 that they finished under .500 overall. It would also be only the second time in the 30year Bentley coaching career of Coach Sandy Hoffman that the Falcons didn’t finish with a winning record.
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REcENT RESUlTS Results from 10/19 - 10/25
Result Field Hockey (9-8, 6-4 NE-10) At Saint Anselm (10/20)* Southern Conn (10/22)* Football (4-4, 3-3 NE-10) At New Haven (10/22)* Hockey (1-4, 1-0 AHA) At Sacred Heart (10/25)*
L 4-3 W 9-1
Men’s Cross Country Northeast-10 Championships (10/23)
6th of 15
Men’s Soccer (9-5-2, 7-4-1 NE-10) Saint Anselm (10/19) At Merrimack (10/22)* Franklin Pierce (10/25)*
W 4-1 T 0-0 (2ot) L 4-2
Women’s Cross Country Northeast-10 Championships (10/23) Women’s Soccer (6-9-1, 5-7-1 NE-10) At AIC (10/22)* Volleyball (11-13, 6-6 NE-10) Pace (10/21)* Adelphi (10/22)* At Stonehill (10/25)*
2nd of 16
W 2-1 (2ot)
L 3-0 L 3-0 L 3-0
UPcOmiNG ScHEDUlE October 28 Men’s Soccer vs. Southern Conn Hockey vs. Clarkson
3:30 p.m. 7:05 p.m.
October 29 Women’s Soccer vs. Saint Rose Hockey vs. Clarkson
1:00 p.m. 7:05 p.m.
November 1 Volleyball vs. Southern New Hampshire 7:30 p.m. November 4 Volleyball vs. New Haven
November 5 Football vs. Assumption
october 27, 2011
Bentley golf caps off fall season in impressive style Falcons win first-ever New England Championships; Herron named NE-10 Coach of the Year By Matt Gustus Vanguard StaFF
The Bentley University golf team wrapped up their season last week in impressive fashion. With first-place finishes in three of seven tournaments and strong showings in all the others, Bentley had one of its most successful seasons in a long time. Bentley started the season off strong with a first place finish in the Saint Rose Fall Shootout. By shooting a very impressive 299 as a team on day two of the Shootout, Bentley was able to win by a comfortable six stroke margin. Bentley junior Matt Michel and senior Nick Clarke led the Bentley squad, finishing in second and sixth respectively. Michel, who shot 4 over par on day one, had a phenomenal day two by shooting an even-par 71. The victory was Bentley’s first tournament win in four years and proved to be a sign of great things to come. The difference that makes this year’s team exceptional can be traced to practice and experience. “A lot of our guys worked on their game over the summer,” said Richie Powers, senior captain. “We have a deep team…full of veterans with lots of experience.” Bentley’s next two tournaments were the Northeast Intercollegiate Championships and the Dowling September Shootout. As a team, Bentley placed sixth out of 15 teams in the Northeast Intercollegiate Championship and fifth out of 18 teams in the Dowling September Shootout. Junior Matt Michel continued his strong play, finishing in second overall by a single stroke in the Northeast Intercollegiate Championship. Senior Richie Powers also had strong showings in both tournaments, most notably his 12th place finish in Dowling out of 90 participants. Bentley’s second tournament
The golf team beat Bryant University by just one stroke to claim the Northeast-10 title at Captains Golf Course in Brewster.
win came at the highly competitive Northeast-10 Championships. On day one, Powers and Michel were tied for sixth place, while Bentley as a team stood three strokes back in second place for the day, with reigning NE-10 champion Adelphi close behind. Sophomore Harry Kirkpatrick and senior Nick Clarke also performed well on day one, finishing in 8th and 20th, respectively. Junior Dan McQueen rounded out Bentley’s group of five. On day two of the NE-10 Championships, Bentley played very well. Powers and Kirkpatrick led the Bentley squad, tying for second best individual scores of the day. Michel and Clarke placed themselves 8th and 13th, respectively. Bentley’s tournament score of 609 was enough to capture their first NE-10 championship since 2007, which was their third in the last six years and their fourth all time. Powers, Michel, and Kirkpatrick were all awarded
first-team All-Conference honors for their outstanding play. Bentley’s coach Mickey Herron, who is in his second year as coach, was awarded the honor of NE-10 Coach of the Year. The day after capturing the NE-10 title, the team was back on the road at the Assumption College Shootout. As a team, Bentley played well and finished in second place behind only Holy Cross. Powers led all participants by shooting a 72 and took home the medalist honors. Second for Bentley was freshman Quincy Coulter, who made his Bentley debut, shooting a 78. His strong performance landed him Northeast 10 Conference Golf Rookie of the Week. Just as the weather in New England started to turn cold, the team headed south to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The PGA National Resort, which held the Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational, has been home to many PGA events over the past few decades. Most notably, the course has been the
Bryant Johnson recorded 435 all-purpose yards for the Falcons, but the team could not capitalize on the big performance, losing 45-38 against New Haven this past weekend. Did you know that 435 total yards and 391 passing yards were both career highs for Johnson? He ran for 46 yards and a touchdown, while also tacking on three touchdowns through the air. Bentley will take on Pace this Saturday in their second to last game of the season.
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home of the PGA Senior Championship for the last 20 years. The course proved to be tough for the Falcons, who used the tournament as a learning experience, and turned their attentions to their biggest tournament of the season. The New England Championships were comprised of a field of 34 teams, including a mix of NCAA D1, D2, and D3 schools. The Falcons started day one off well, landing them in third place, four strokes behind leaders Bryant and Holy Cross. NE-10 rival UMASS-Lowell was close behind Bentley by just one stroke. Once again it was Powers and Michel leading the way, shooting a 75 and 76 respectively. Clarke, Coulter, and McQueen each shot a 77 to round out the group of five. Day two of the New England Championships came down to the final shot. In the end, it was the Bentley Falcons on top of the leader board. With a tourna-
ment total score of 605, Bentley was able to edge out the Bryant Bulldogs by a single stroke to take home the trophy. Michel had a very strong second round, shooting a 73 which tied him for first for day 2. Powers was able to maintain his high level of play, shooting his second 75 of the tournament. Clarke was Bentley’s number three man, scoring a 76 on day two. The last two golfers, Coulter and McQueen, rounded out the impressive depth of Bentley’s scoring with their second pair of 77s for the tournament. “Everybody helped out” said senior captain Powers. “We were the only team to have no higher round than 77. No one let any rounds get away from them.” Prior to this year, Bentley had not cracked the top ten since 1998, when they placed eigth. “The New Englands were special because a D2 team hasn’t won it since 1992, when Bryant won it,” said Powers. “Everyone played really well.” The win at the New England Championships capped off a spectacular fall season for the Falcons. The team hopes to keep working hard this winter to be ready to keep rolling in the spring. The spring season will include a similar amount of tournaments, including the NCAA Division II Super Regional Tournament in May. To keep themselves playing at a high level, the team is going to stay focused during the winter months. Their plans include hitting at indoor facilities, strength and instruction programs, and practicing whenever they can. To start the spring season, the team is working on a trip down south. “During Spring Break we are taking a trip to Myrtle Beach… which will jump start the season,” Powers said. Hopefully, the warm weather will help keep Bentley playing hot.
Field Hockey Player Stephanie Sideris Stephanie Sideris of the field hockey team is the Falcon of the Week. Last Saturday against Southern Connecticut, Sideris exploded for six goals and one assist for 13 points in a 9-1 Bentley win. The totals approached two long-held Division II scoring records, as she was one off the single-game record for goals (7) and points (15), both set by former Falcon Annette Brow 29 years ago. She did, however, match the most goals scored in a game this season in Division II and set the high mark for points. She was named the Northeast-10 Player of the Week on Tuesday after totaling seven goals and 15 points during a 2-1 week for Bentley. Sideris is fifth in the NE-10 in scoring (14-9-37), and she and her Falcon teammates opened the NE-10 playoffs on Wednesday against American International.