tHurSday, noVEMBEr 3, 2011
GrooveBoston tears up Bentley One Less looks to CAB breaks Halloween tradition with mobile nightclub
The new program highlights the effect of having “one less” drink
By Alyssa Neshe Vanguard Staff
On Saturday, October 30, GrooveBoston came to Bentley University. Despite an early winter storm on Saturday, causing last-minute changes to the precisely planned event, the dance was a raging success. Ranging from full-body cow suits to pirates to Buzz Lightyear costumes, Bentley students attended the dance in their best costumes ready for what GrooveBoston had in store for them - a night to remember filled with dancing to great remixes such as Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night. All the fun started after braving the snow, of course. With many students running to the dance in their full costumes, not many were bundled up enough for the cold; as expected, the cold was a small price to pay for the biggest event of the semester. Many waited in line excitedly to get their offiSee GROOVE, Page 10
shift student attitudes
The Harry’s Pub’s entrance was adorned with empty pizza boxes and money trees.
By Tomer Gat Managing Editor
GrooveBoston overcame Mother Nature to give students a show to remember.
Courtesy of Brian Shaw Photography
Are you DTF? Down to Frolf, that is
Last Wednesday, October 26, students walking into the Student Center for dinner were greeted by a sculpture of 21.5 pizza boxes, figures climbing a mountain with “President’s List” on its peak and a money tree. These art pieces are one of many facets of the One Less movement, a collaborative effort between Student Affairs and the Center for Health and Wellness to inform students of
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the health, financial and interpersonal effects that one less drink can have. Members of the of the program include Jessica Greher Traue, Nina DeAgrela, Jessica Kenerson, Paul Stanish, Doreen Floyd, Deanna Busteed and Margaret Fitzgerald. This movement was inspired by a presentation about the impacts of drinking last January, in which members recognized that although a lot of focus was put on workSee ONE LESS, Page 5
Stereotype campaign success gives way to second launch Movement continues to expand and improve By Brenna O’Connell Vanguard Staff
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Above, is an aerial view of the “Bentley Links,” Frolf course.
By Lou Sherman Vanguard Staff
Have you ever been walking to Seasons when all of a sudden a frisbee comes rolling up past you, spins around and falls to a stop? You then turn to see where this came from and you see a fellow student with their hand raised, yelling to you. Do you throw it back, ignore it or just
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throw it in the opposite direction? You wonder, why are they aiming at me? Well, they are not; they are playing the new Bentley craze known as frolf. Frisbee golf (frolf) is a sport in which players throw a frisbee in an attempt to hit a target “hole” in as few “strokes” as possible. Traditional frolf courses go through densely wooded areas, and players use a range of
“clubs” (driver, putter, etc.) with different weights. Here at Bentley, for safety reasons, students use regular, plastic frisbee discs on a nine-hole course through campus. Former Bentley students Joe Stokes and Garrett Thomas have been credited with creating “Bentley Links” course some See FROLF, Page 14
This year marks the second annual Stereotype Campaign brought to campus with the original idea stemming from Tumblr. The real and tangible campaign, spearheaded singlehandedly produced by junior Ali Kane, is sponsored by Diversity Mini-Grants. Last year, it was cosponsored by APO and PRIDE as an initiative leading up to the first performance of The Laramie Project. With more funding and a bigger plan for the future, the initiative looks to continue to open people’s minds and eyes. In a move forward, some of
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the aspects that are being improved are consistency in photos and the phrasing in the signs. Kane reviewed last year’s results in order to improve. She admits that some of the See STEREOTYPES, Page 5
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Police log Who Let the Dogs Out? Last Monday, University Police high-tailed it to Jennison, where they were notified of a dog running loose in the academic building. Police were dog tired searching for the pup, only to find out that they worked like dogs for nothing: The owner was a lucky dog and had already found the shifty Shih Tzu. Police promptly called off the dogs and went back to living a dog’s life fighting real crime. You know, they say every dog has its day, and last Monday the top dog was right here at Bentley, wagging the tail that is our school’s police force. At least throw them a bone and let them pet you next time, huh Bingo? Thanks, dog. All of the Lights At 7:06 p.m. on October 21, Facilities was notified about the lights being out in the Dana Center gym. This was no coincidence, as both of the Bentley’s varsity basketball teams had just concluded their practices. Both the gentlemen and lady Falcons are predicted to win a lot of games this year, so it was no mistake that they were shooting the lights out. These humble reporters recommend that we get some backup generators before the season starts, or else the Dana Center might challenge the Boylstons for the overall Blackout Challenge
lead. Running Amok University Police received a call last Saturday from a student who was reportedly lost after going out exercising. An officer was dispatched to retrieve the student and bring her back to campus. Ok, freshmen, here’s a hint to running in Waltham: Don’t run in Waltham. In the off chance you don’t end up as a piece of road kill on Lexington Street, you are most likely going to find yourself on some random, one-way side road that has neither a name nor any remnants of street lines. Walking past the grunting gym goons to get to the treadmills doesn’t sound too bad now, does it? Wait, What? At 11:44 a.m. on Friday, October 21, Police apprehended a chainsaw that was sent to the mailroom. Yikes. Pee Owed Police was notified of a male party urinating on the Bentley University entrance sign at 10:35 p.m. on October 21. This deeply troubles us. The Ubiquitous Urinator, star of the Police Logs a fortnight ago, was detained last week. However, it seems like his message lives on. We’ve heard of people [synonym
for “pooping”] on Bentley before – for its male/female ratio, for its lack of a liberal arts focus and for its crazy amount of stairs – but we’ve never heard of anybody peeing on Bentley. Literally, that’s what this kid was doing. He was relieving himself on the very symbol of the institution that hardworking students pay over $200,000 to have access to. Have some class, man find a toilet (or, in your case, maybe a fire hydrant). Bryant’s Best Last Friday evening, a caller reported discovering a male passed out in the lounge of the Fenway Apartments. When University Police arrived at the scene, the male was very agitated, shouting at officers and students alike. It became evident very quickly that the party, a student of the prestigious Bryant University (pfft), had been drinking (we suspect he had just finished his first beer). It’s ok, bud. You can kick and scream all you want. Bentley can’t accept everyone that sends an application. We would be mad too if we were stuck at a second-rate business school somewhere in Rhode Island. Sucks to suck. Hole-way Activities At 2:38 a.m. on October 25, an officer reported a large hole in the wall of a second-floor hallway in
Falcone West. Apparently, the damage was consistent with someone being pushed through the wall. This reminds these reporters of one of our favorite pastimes: Watching human Tetris on YouTube. Obviously, the residents of Falcone West weren’t quarrelling, they were being resourceful in emulating one of their favorite Japanese game shows. If you haven’t seen this before, watch it online. It’s awesome. People try to fit their bodies into weird shapes to get through a hole in the wall. While these Bentley students may have been misguided in their choice of wall, they were nothing but revolutionary with their activity innovation. Note to Campus Activities Board: Bring human Tetris to Spring Day this year. You won’t be disappointed, and neither will the residents of Falcone West. FRESHMAN PUKE COUNT: Last week produced only two more first-year vomiteers, bringing the yearly total to 29. Not bad, freshmen, you appear to be getting a little classier. Next week, we’ll see how you handled the ghouls and goblins of your first Halloweekend. Only time will tell if you’ve changed for good…
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Total number of cases: Total number of individuals involved (violators): Number of individuals dismissed from responsibility: Number of individuals referred to Judicial Board: Number of educational sanctions given: (includes referrals to Alcohol Education) Cash total of fines given for the week: Number of Work Sanctions assigned: Number of students placed on warning Number of Parental Notifications: Number of individuals put on Residential Probation: (Loss of 15 Housing Credits) Number of individuals put on Disciplinary Probation: (Loss of 30 Housing Credits) Number of individuals put on Suspension (Housing): Number of individuals put on Suspension (University): Number of individuals expelled from University: Provided by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs
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Bentley team represents at Deloitte FanTAXtic Competition By Ali Farooqi VaNguard Staff
On October 21 and 22, Bentley University competed for the very first time in the Deloitte FanTAXtic competition in Boston, placing second in the regionals. They also won an award of $200 per student, as well as $2,000 for the Bentley Accountancy Department. The Bentley team was comprised of team leader Alexa Kaklamanos, Moussa Hassoun, Jessica Borgonzi, Kaitlyn Hooper, Kara Stark and faculty
coach Professor Tracey Noga. Bentley University was one of 40 schools competing. Bentley was one of 90 teams since schools were allowed up to two teams. The Deloitte FanTAXtic competition is a real-life simulation of a business case presentation with a tax emphasis, where teams are given a business case two weeks prior to the competition and have to critically analyze the businessâ€™s strategies. They have to come up with not only the smartest recommendations for that business, but also
The students from Bentley placed second in the regional competition.
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those with the greatest tax savings. They are supposed to present their recommendations in a 10-15-minute presentation to a mock board of directors, role played by Deloitte professionals. After their presentation, they hold a Q&A where the mock board of directors critiques their recommendations; the teams are expected to adequately defend their recommendations, even when they go against the views of the board of directors. The Deloitte Professionals judge the team on its presentation, recommendations and defense. Out of the 90 teams competing, nine teams progressed beyond regionals to the National Competition in Texas, and nine other teams received regional honorable mention. The Bentley team was one of the latter. Team members expressed their gratitude about receiving regional honorable mention. â€œI really enjoyed the Deloitte tax case competition,â€? said Kaklamanos. â€œIt was a great experience in terms of practicing the presentation, research and
group collaboration skills we learn at Bentley (especially in GB301). We had an excellent team of students and I am very proud of our accomplishment of receiving honorable mention.â€? â€œWe were very satisfied with the results, especially since this is Bentleyâ€™s first team in this competition,â€? said Hassoun. â€œPlacing second in regionals was a complete honor, one that all of our members are happy to be a part of. Hopefully this is a good stepping stone for future Bentley teams to get the number one spot and move on to nationals in Austin Texas.â€? Hooper expressed the difficulty of the challenge. â€œAt first, I was a little hesitant about the level of research that would be required, but looking back I think we all did a great job,â€? said Hooper. â€œThe presentation came out amazing and it was a wonderful networking experience to go and interact with Deloitte professionals. Every member of the team was so supportive and helpful, which I think was a large factor in our success. A lot of hard work went into the case competition and I am very proud of
our placement.â€? Borgonzi said that the Deloitte competition â€œwas a great way to apply the concepts we learn in class to real-world experiences. Our team was able to come together very well, and I believe it was through our strong teamwork that we were able to win second place in the competition.â€? â€œAs far as our tax competition it was a learning experience and a great way to broaden our knowledge of the tax profession,â€? said Stark. â€œWorking on a case simulation allowed us to apply what we have learned in the classroom to real world tax situations. The five of us had a wonderful time networking with Deloitte professionals and benefitted a great deal from the expertise of our faculty advisor, Professor Noga. It was all around a worthwhile experience and something Bentley should continue to participate in the future years.â€? Professor Noga, the faculty advisor, said, â€œBentley will participate next year and I am confident we will have a national finalists team. Hopefully some of our younger members will participate again next year and lead the team.â€?
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editorial Noteworthy Bentley professors With only about 4,000 students at Bentley, there are many things that the larger universities may be able to offer that Bentley simply can’t compete with. We may not have the division-one athletics with the massive arenas and massive fan base. We also don’t have the multi-million-dollarsalaried coaches that bring our teams to nationally televised titles year after year. Nor do we have the major research institutions which may cure cancer or create the coolest technology year after year. However, we do have some amazing, frequently overlooked professors who bring great experience and expertise to the table. For example, take Professor Dhaval Dave, an economics professor who is presently a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the largest nonprofit economic research organization in the country. NBER has been fortunate to count 19 Nobel Prize winners for economics amongst their staff, includ-
ing Milton Friedman, Myron Scholes and Paul Krugman. Scott Sumner, another economics professor, maintains his blog TheMoneyIllusion, regularly receiving responses from Paul Krugman and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and drawing coverage from Bloomberg. Further, he also worked on the idea for NGDP targeting for the Federal Reserve, which they are now considering adopting. You can also look at Dr. Gregory Hall, a psychology professor at Bentley who has been working on an anti-bullying initiative for local schools. With the help of honors students, he has worked with local schools and parents to help combat cyberbullying, a recent trend that has been impacting schools on a national level. Although he’s not a professor, Dan Everett, dean of Arts and Sciences, has quite the extensive resume. Everett is one of an estimated less-than-400 total speakers of the Pirahã language across the globe. He
has lived for extended periods of time in the Amazon jungle, perfecting his language skills with Pirahã. If you were looking for a reallife Bear Grylls, Everett is likely the closest you’ll find on campus. Although no student of Professor Willett will deny that she is a passionate professor, but what many students don’t realize is the depth of her experience throughout the accounting and finance fields. Based on her LinkedIn profile, she was an assistant director of an accounting unit with Travelers Insurance and also a Treasury Manager for the USA subsidiary of AstraZeneca. If you want someone from whom you can learn about the functions of the Treasury, Willett is probably one of the best possible people to learn it from. Even without the resources and facilities of larger universities, Bentley has some great professors Students benefit from having professors that conduct their classes without teaching assistants and are made available to all students.
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“It misjudged what customers would bear. It was the wrong fee at the wrong time.” -Mark Schwanhausser, a banking analyst with Javelin Strategy & Research, on Bank of America's decision to cancel its planned $5 debit card fee. “I can’t believe she is the world’s 7th billion.” -Camille Dalura, mother of Danica, one of the world’s symbolic 7 billionth babies, who was born just before midnight on Sunday in the Philippines “Twenty-four boxes of cake mix in your luggage. It just seemed extremely unusual.” -Ed Griffith, Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office spokesperson, on airport luggage inspectors' discovery of 30 lb. of cocaine hidden in cake-mix boxes; the suitcase belonged to a woman traveling from Jamaica to London with a stopover in Miami. 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.
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ONE LESS Continued from Page 1 ing with the 20 percent of students who are considered to be high risk alcohol consumers, it is the 60 percent of students who are moderate consumers that incur the majority of the negative alcohol-related conse-
quences. “We consider One Less to be a ‘movement,’” said Greher Traue. “Because, ultimately, as a result of the program, if a student chooses to consume one less drink per occasion, or one less occasion per week/month, or students’ knowledge or atti-
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One student made a sign reading “One Less Drunk Text.”
tudes shift, then it is a movement in a positive direction.” According to a survey conducted last week, half of the 1,150 respondents who choose to drink think that there are things about their drinking behaviors that can change. “It is our hope that students each interpret One Less in their own way,” said Greher Traue. One way that students are doing this is through the creation of One Less signs. Students took a picture with their sign describing the effect that one less could have on them. Some of these include “I choose one less drunk text” and “One less night of forgetting”. “I’m a strong supporter of this movement,” said sophomore Idhira Taveras, one of the students collecting One Less signs in Smith this week. “It could save somebody’s life.” “I think it’s great to see that the Administration has taken the initiative with this movement,” said junior Jim Collins. “It shows that they not only want to acknowledge this issue, but also help students find practical ways to choose one less.” Other than the artwork dis-
The Student Center was filled with various artwork displays for the movement.
played in the Student Center, One Less has also launched a website which gives more information to students regarding ways to consume one less drink. The website includes links to alcohol calorie counters, alcohol cost calculators and lists some easy ways to monitor and
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choose one less. Students can view the art pieces as well as join the movement and create their own One Less signs next week in the Dana Center on Monday November 7 and Wednesday November 9 during the activity periods and from 2-4 p.m.
Southwest Contest STEREOTYPES By Sindhu Palaniappan CAmpUS LifE
Southwest Airline held a contest four weeks ago called the “30 Million Point Giveaway,” and Bentley’s own Evan Honeyman, an avid fan and shareholder of the company, decided that he needed to get involved. Included in this contest’s prize is the opportunity to become Southwest’s Chief Reward Officer, a position responsible for nationally promoting their loyalty program called “Rapid
Rewards.” After submitting a resume and answering a few out-ofthe-ordinary questions from Southwest (“If you were an animal, which one would you be and why?”), Evan found out that he was a finalist. As a finalist, he needs to submit a two-minute video attesting to his capabilities of being a good CRO in a fun and creative manner. The Bentley community has been nothing but supportive, and Honeyman expresses his gratitude and appreciation for it.
Evan Honeyman participated as a finalist in Southwest Airline’s contest.
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Continued from Page 1 photos were “poorly lit or overexposed.” “We’re going to be doing the photos outside or in well-lit rooms,” said Kane. In addition to the consistency, there will be a push to visually stimulate the viewers. Kane believes it will be more effective if the subjects “wear things that are depictive of their stereotype – something that makes us think that they are rejecting it or how ridiculous it is.” The future looks bright for this message. As a junior, Kane must look to the future livelihood beyond her stay here at Bentley. “I hope that someone will pick it up and turn it into some sort of tradition,” said
Kane. But in order to maintain its important message, variation and a constantly fresh take on the idea will be needed. You may have remembered the posters around campus, breaking down stereotypes. PRIDE handled this in promotion and support of The Laramie Project, a play depicting the horrific hate crime of a Matthew Shepard from Wyoming. However, the poster campaign was not limited to sexual orientation; it worked to break all stereotypes, from jocks to fashionistas. In the eyes of many, the most notable and powerful one was of thenfreshman Hilary Greene holding a sign stating, “Not all teen moms are drop-outs.” “It may lose its effect if it’s every year – stereotypes
change, Bentley’s climate changes,” she said. In order to keep the interest and potency of the campaign, more faculty and student involvement is necessary. You may remember during one of the freshman seminar plenary sessions you were shown pictures of various people and you made assumptions based on stereotypes you already had. Kane believes that the campaign should be carried on in that manner. That way, there are more personal connections among different members of the Bentley community, creating more substance in the message. Be on the lookout for posters – maybe you’ll see some familiar faces bravely breaking ground and speaking out against stereotypes.
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Bentley Against Malaria aims to bring aid to families in Africa By Sindhu Palaniappan CAmpUs LifE EDiToR
Bentley Against Malaria is a new campaign which, alongside the Council of Charitable Acts (CCA), is working to send bed nets to children and to families in Africa to protect them against Malaria-carrying mosquitos. Bentley has registered a team with “Against Malaria,” and is working to raise awareness through Facebook, Twitter, and those neat little posters seen around campus.
Against Malaria is an international organization that provides families with nets at no charge – so far they have put in place 1,735,224 nets and counting. They have over 450,000 donors, and their goal is to make that number in the millions. They also sponsor fundraisers and partner with distributors to make the process more efficient. They have just recently passed the seven-milliondollar milestone in donations and they plan to keep raising. Recent reports indicate that
Against Malaria has placed 1,735,224 nets and counting.
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Culture Fest begins Saturday By Sindhu Palaniappan CAmpUs LifE EDiToR
Culture Fest 2011, a 10-day celebration of different cultural backgrounds, kicks off this Saturday. This year is bigger and better than before, with a full 10 days of events and more campus department involvement. “There’s something for everyone!” said Brianna Morrissey, a junior who is very involved in the planning process.
China, India, Guatemala and Thailand. Since the food is probably one of the best parts of any given culture, in addition to a new station at Seasons, throughout the week the language departments will be holding cooking periods. From sushi making to Spanish cooking to Chinese culinary, students and faculty from different language departments will be hosting these mini cooking shows for all students to
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Culture Fest begins this Saturday in Koumantzalis with SASA’s annual Diwali performance – a festival of colors and dance. The theme for this year’s show is “My Big Fat South Asian Wedding,” and it features everything from classical to modern fusion dance. The week continues with lunch and the band Rumba Africa at seasons on November 7, followed by the Red for Africa Campaign later in the day. Throughout the week there will be a station in Seasons serving cultural dishes from Africa,
attend. The week also features some great informational sessions – from studying abroad to facilitated discussions about health and beauty around the world. There is also a talent show on November 10 for students to highlight some of their cultural talents. The 10-day celebration ends on November 15 with the everpopular Food Festival, featuring foods from all around the world, the band Los Sugar Kings and hungry Bentley students.
infant mortality due to malaria is falling, from the largest cause to the third largest, showing that these nets truly do make a difference at such little cost to us. “Estimates put the deaths from malaria between one and three million people every day, and there is still no vaccine for it,” said Moussa Hassoun, the Bentley student who is spearheading the campaign. “The best way to stop the spread is to take preventative measures by blocking out mosquito infections in the first place – by covering residents when they sleep.” The nets are just $5 each, and each net lasts for two years. One-hundred percent of all donations go to funding the nets themselves, and they are sent and installed for free by the Red Cross Foundation periodically. “We are aiming to raise anywhere between 6-10 thousand dollars through selling merchandise and having open donations,” said Hassoun. “We’re also looking for different organizations to host events with, such as RAs, RHA, Class Cabinet and Panhellenic Council, to name a few.” They are planning on sell-
Malaria is best prevented by blocking mosquito infections.
ing t-shirts, carnival cups, cantines, bracelets and sunglasses, among other things. The inspiration came from something Hassoun did a few years ago with his family. “We started our own group on the site to raise funds – at the time it was formatted in the form of a competition between teams,” he said. “The team has been extremely organized and helpful in figuring out exactly how and where we want to spend the money we raise – this is, ultimately, to help those dying of
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malaria since no vaccine has been released.” The campaign is always open to students looking to get involved – the group is in talks with a large number of student organizations to get different campus departments involved. As Hassoun said, “Social responsibility is one of the main teachings of Bentley, and this would work perfectly in line with that mantra.” C o n t a c t Hassoun_mous@bentley.edu for more details.
noVember 3, 2011
In America, hyper-consumerism doesn’t indicate product quality By Jasper Huang Vanguard Staff
America, once the image of prosperity, success and international affluence, is becoming senile and decrepit. Blasphemy, you say - and you are more than welcome to disagree - but many parts of the world are now forging ahead in technology, innovation and standards of living. I am in no way anti-American, but what is America still best at? Directly quoted from a recent post in the Harvard Business Review, “Consider this thought experiment. If you were really, really, really rich — say, not just part of the routinely opulent 1%, but a card-carrying member of the eye-poppingly decadent .01% — what part of your life would be American? If you had the money, I’d bet you’d drive a German car, wear British shoes and an Italian suit, keep your savings in a Swiss bank, vacation in Koh Samui with shopping expeditions to Cannes, fly Emirates, develop a palate for South African wine, hire a French-trained
chef, buy a few dozen Indian and Chinese companies, and pay Dubai-style taxes.” The message behind this quote is that if one could afford it, the niceties and luxuries one associates with him or herself would likely not be American. Take a look at a select few of the more recent and bizarre examples of American “innovation” and “ingenuity”: Spray cheese, designer diapers, 5,000 TV channels, oxymoronic “healthcare” and motor vehicle companies that woke up only on the brink of their demise. It is no wonder that, if given unbounded economic freedom, we would not associate ourselves with America. Sure, perhaps you would choose our military, Google and the iPhone over all other substitutes, but is there much more? What happened to America? It is not expansion and globalization, or the fear of “spreading ourselves too thin” that erased the history of American excellence, but rather a haughty arrogance coated with the icing of denial. Modern America has perfected the art
of mega-financing and ‘mess’producing, with side effects that may include unemployment, stagnation, and colossal debt. Mediocrity, backed by a little muscle and confidence, may have been a recipe for success in grade school, but upon one’s entrance into higher education and subsequently, the “real” world, it is the sharper, quicker, and wiser individuals that tend to prosper. Like it or not, America is no longer the sharpest, quickest, or wisest. With past cities of grandeur such as Baltimore and Detroit having areas beginning to resemble Kabul and Peshawar, it is impossible to ignore that we are no longer the best at everything under the sun, and what we are good at isn’t nearly good enough for the 21st century. Despite America’s huge deficit, dreadful trade balance, and dearth of exports, the above only touches on the superficial, the hyper-consumerism society that we have become. America may still lead in terms of where one chooses
For those who can afford luxuries, few choose American products or services.
to live, to start a business, to raise a family; these parts of many of our lives may be fundamentally American. Higher education (quality rather than access), science, computing R&D, finance (from sovereign and corporate debt to angel investors) and a variety of other ultra-high-value-added services are still helmed by America. To be certain, there is rot and decay here in America, but that rot and decay exists everywhere. That gleaming
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new Emirates fleet parked on the tarmac at the oh-so glorious Dubai International Airport is just a superficial consumer experience. It doesn’t mean that life is actually good there. However if the recent “rumors” and “signs” of America’s imminent demise are worth a bit of our attention, perhaps it’s time to diagnose the depth of the hole we have dug ourselves into and realize that America may need a gentle reality check.
The Austrian Business Cycle Theory: Unpopular and largely unknown
In 2001, the Austrian School of Economic Thought predicted the housing bubble crisis.
By James Pini Vanguard Staff
Few economists are ever inclined to notice Austrian Business Cycle Theory (ABCT) because the school of thought arose from accepts an economic methodology that is incompatible with today’s common schools of thought. Nevertheless, the Austrian School of Economic Thought has recently gained more attention, from both supporters and opponents – due to the fact that many of its adherents predicted the recessionary consequences of the housing bubble as early as 2001. Since I’m writing this article, you might guess I’m sympathetic to the school as a whole – and I am – but I don’t believe it should prevent someone who isn’t from considering ABCT on its own merits. As an example, even someone like John Hicks, the economist who helped interpret John Maynard Keynes’ The General Theory for the rest of us and set the standard IS-LM diagram that served most economics students for many years, gained some appreciation for the
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theory later in his life. To begin to understand the theory, you might start by asking the question: “Is there any connection between demand for consumer goods, and the demand for ‘partially-finished’ consumer goods?” In other words, “Is the ratio of wooden consumer products to lumber arbitrary?” Austrian economists say it is not arbitrary. To them, there is a very real and systematic interdependency throughout all types of production, so much so that to understand how the economy really works, you can’t rely on highly aggregated “total output” models that many schools of thought do. Instead, you need to work with models that disaggregate the production structure, and specifically in terms of time. Time refers to how long it takes a particular good until it is fully consumed. So for example, iron ore is usually very far away in time from being consumed. This is sometimes referred to as a “higher-order” good. A partly-assembled toaster is closer in time from being consumed–often called a “lower-
order” good. Austrians say the natural process of economic growth occurs in two phases: First, people save more of their incomes, which causes an increase in the production of “higher order” goods, while concurrently the production of “lower-order” goods (including consumer goods) shrinks temporarily. It is only after a period of time that more consumer goods come to the market, a direct consequence of the consumers’ willingness to save during the production process. The key is that during the “period of production”, consumers are consuming less–otherwise the necessary labor and resources presently being used in the “lower-order” sectors can’t be released to be made available for the new “higher-order” production. And it is this time-consuming dynamic that simply looking at the GDP, which measures yearly output of “fin-
ished goods”, doesn’t really catch. To get to the point, Austrians argue that artificial and significant credit expansions stimulate the production of more “higherorder” goods than can be supported by consumers–who are actually consuming more due to lower interest rates and temporarily greater incomes. This is an unsustainable dynamic since firms are acting as if the consumer goods industry is shrinking; they are boosting investment in “higher order” goods production as if more resources are going to be made available when resources leave the supposedly shrinking late-stage industries. In reality, because consumers aren’t consuming any less, these resources will never become available, and eventually the structure of production needs to correct itself. To the Austrians, the “boom” of the business cycle, induced by artificial credit
expansion, is actually the problem; it is the recession that is the unavoidable consequence. Accordingly, Austrians argue the pre-2008 boom in the American economy was precisely this unhealthy dynamic–the expansion of the “time structure of production” in an artificial and unsustainable way. I don’t have the space here to sufficiently provide their empirical evidence that illustrates it, but I would put forward a couple points: The housing sector–considered a “higher-order” goods industry since it might take 100 years to fully consume a house–began its expansion during the late 1990’s. It just so happens that the money supply noticeably began to take off in 1995. And secondly, as mentioned above, the Austrian school was calling the housing bubble a housing bubble as early as 2001. The majority of economists rejected that notion as late as 2007.
November 3, 2011
fEAtuRES The Beat
why would you go to jail?
MiKE RAvESi CLASS of 2012 CiS “Burgling the streets of Waltham.”
KEvin RAvESi CLASS of 2014 CiS “Shooting fireworks at cars.”
ChELSEA DuhAiME CLASS of 2015 C oRpoRAtE f inAnCE AnD ACCountinG “Speeding too many times.”
iSAAC pEASE CLASS of 2012 CoRpoRAtE finAnCE AnD ACCountinG “Public drunkenness.”
If you’re my friend and know me personally, then you knew this article was bound to pop up sooner or later. I admit wholeheartedly that I am a dedicated K-POP fanatic, and I’m not even Korean. But I guess you don’t have to be if this “Hallyu Wave” – a term to describe how K-POP is taking over the world – was able to sell out Madison Square Garden. I personally went to this concert, and let me say that yes, there was a good amount of Asians of all types attending and even some nonAsians. The Hallyu Wave must be taking over. Now, if you haven’t hopped on the band wagon, K-POP stands for “Korean Pop.” Remember the days of Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys and N*Sync? Well, that is pretty much what K-POP is, except they add way more of the Korean language and they’re just better performers comparatively. Why? Well, I’m probably biased, but they are much better dancers and singers than Britney Spears, which is probably why they have become so popular. Even if they are speaking a different language, K-POP successfully infiltrated American culture from YouTube music videos. They sold out concerts not only during their Asian tours between Seoul and Manila, but also in Europe from London to Paris. Sweeping the world, the famous SMTown has taken over NYC, a long awaited show that many Americans on the East Coast were dying to attend. Famous record label SM Entertainment is known to cultivate renowned Korean artists, including the long-running Girls’ Generation and BoA, both of whom have debuted in the United States with catchy English music. BoA is especially considered a legend on the other side of the planet, and she’s breaking through the United States media scene debuting her selftitled English album featuring a duet with Sean Garrett in I Did It for Love. Recently, Girls’ Generation captured the audience in
By Lily Ann Montemayor
Super Junior is a big hit with the female audience.
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Madison Square Garden announcing their release of their new English track called The Boys and performed it live. Obviously, the music industry is welcoming the Hallyu Wave here in the United States. Considering Teddy Riley arranged and composed the song for the girl group to be released November 19 as their first English single, K-POP must be on the rise. Of course, there are those Korean boy groups that make American girl fans faint at the sight of them. The biggest group of the label is Super Junior, who rushed into fame with their famous song entitled Sorry, Sorry. Even my extended Filipino family knows the dance to the chorus of that song. One of the bigger boy band groups of the record label, Super Junior was definitely a favorite with the female audience. They performed most of their greatest hits, including unexpected guests Henry and Zhou Mi from sub-group Super Junior-M, to perform their latest Mandarin-Chinese hit Perfection. It proves to show that K-POP artists are definitely hitting all the stops when diving into other Asian cultures including creating Chinese sub-groups and remaking their Korean hits into Japanese singles.
The main event for me was SHINee, a five-person male group with their own individual skills. They definitely stole the show when SHINee member Key performed multiple times with other members of the SMTown family, showing off his triple-threat skills of rapping, singing and dancing – and he speaks awesome English that made every single girl go wild. The most memorable moment that SHINee had to offer was their Lucifer performance – Onew brought his smooth vocal style accompanied by Taemin’s admirable hip-hop dancing and Minho’s rapping ability. Korea’s most popular member Jonghyun belted out his amazingly strong vocal skills and brought the whole show together. The end of the song was the highlight of the show when each member was tethered up the in air with a brilliant flashing lights, smoke and indoor fireworks. Reading this right now you might be thinking who came up with all these lame names – SHINee? Super Junior? BoA? I agree. The names are pretty lame and I’m not afraid to admit it. The talent, however, is definitely there. And they’re not bad-looking Koreans, either, which is most likely a big contributor to their fame.
DAwn RECio CLASS of 2014 ACCountAnCy “Stealing a bunch of camera equipment from a huge studio.”
By nathan Marchand PhotograPhy Staff
Girls’ Generation recently released their English single, The Boys.
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Kim K’s marriage was shorter than the tilapia line at Seasons By Lindsay Beauregard featureS editor
On October 31, after exactly 72 days of marriage, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries called it quits. Surprising? To most of America, not at all, but according to Yahoo.com, Humphries was “blindsided” by Kardashian’s decision to end their marriage. According to E!, Kardashian cited “irreconcilable differences” in her Los Angeles Superior Court divorce filing. She said Monday morning, “After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.” Although Miss Kim is obviously done with her marriage, Humphries is not ready to call it quits. “I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce,” he said on Monday. “I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.” According to TMZ, the first to report the divorce news, Kardashian is not seeking an annulment, but she is politely asking her husband to foot his own legal fees. Although the marriage lasted a mere two months, the couple does need to be given some credit. They did beat Britney Spears’ marriage to her childhood sweetheart Jason Alexander, which lasted for a mere 55 hours. On the other hand, One Tree Hill costars Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush still beat the K Krew by three months. Many speculate as to whether the whole marriage was a sham put on for an
November 3, 2011
voiCeS what class do you most want to take at Bentley?
niCoLE ChEn CLASS of 2015 MARKEtinG “Effective Speaking.”
Kardashian filed for divorce after just 72 days of marriage to nBA star Kris humphries.
advertising stunt, while others believe the 31-year-old Kardashian was just trying to “keep up with” the other Kardashian sisters. Twitter is blowing up with tweets by shocked fans, marriage jokes and hashtags galore. One example is #kimkmarriagewasshorter, which resulted with “than Michelle’s verse in a Destiny’s Child song,” and “than Voldemort’s nose.” While most used Twitter to show off their Kimmy K humor, a select few used the social platform to commiserate with the heartbroken Kardashian. @KourtneyKardash tweeted, “Our sister is going through a difficult time, but we’re a close family and are sticking together like always.” A few minutes later, the Kardashian sister also tweeted, “We appreciate everyone’s kindness and support. @KimKardashian, we love you.” Sister Khloe also showed her support: “Reading some these comments r so hurtful. Im grateful 4our fans who understand & r being respect-
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ful. Hate is disgusting. Love is everything.” Ryan Seacrest, producer of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, has been in touch with Kim Kardashian and will continue to keep in touch over the course of the divorce. According to USA Today, the split should be fairly easy, and the Kardashian brand will be preserved in its golden state. Ironically, E! was playing Kim’s Fairytale Wedding the night of the announcement, while the E! news ticker gave information about the impending divorce. The “fairytale wedding,” which took place back in August, cost more than $10 million. However, the Kardashian Empire did make money off of the event. The special episode has reached more than four million viewers and has frequently been on repeat on E!’s channel. Knowing the Kardashians and their ability to televise any part of their lives, we can only hope that there will be a divorce episode: “Kim’s Fairytale Divorce: A Dramatic Affair with the Kardashians.”
ChRiS Jo CLASS of 2014 MARKEtinG “Upper level marketing.”
Jp SCouARnEC CLASS of 2014 CiS “Business Processing and Communications Infrastructure.”
JESSiCA nGo CLASS of 2013 ACCountAnCy “Interpersonal Relations.”
Jui MEhtA CLASS of 2013 MARKEtinG “E-marketing.”
By Emily Silver Surprisingly, the marriage actually lasted longer than some hollywood couples.
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noVember 3, 2011
FeaTures & News
Spend a Saturday afternoon exploring the movie magic of Boston By Jess Hughes Vanguard Staff
Ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes of a movie, or pondered how and where all the movie magic is created? If you’re curious, then a Boston Movie Tour is an activity you should consider. Thanks to the company On Location Tours, Bostonians are able to travel all around Boston and visit actual sites where popular movies and television clips were filmed. The three hour adventure is loaded with fond memories of past favorites, as well as surprises about up and coming movies filmed in the area. The tour guide reveals interesting information about each of the movies he mentions, giving the group some of the secrets involved in the production of the classics. The tour begins on the Boston Commons, where you meet your tour guide and your fellow group mates. The guide then leads you to the shuttle bus, while revealing some movie sites along the way. Who would have
thought that the rugby scene from The Departed was filmed right in the middle of the Boston Commons? Another show that frequently filmed in the area was called Boston Common, featuring The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis. Once on the tour bus, the guide points out film sites while presenting the movie clips on the television at the front of the bus. The tour proceeds to Beacon Street, where clips of Alec Baldwin are shown, and then to the Suffolk University campus to show Matt Damon’s apartment in The Departed. Next up: The Back Bay, where scenes from Fever Pitch were created, as well as many clips from The Boondock Saints. Following the Back Bay is Copley, which was used as the backdrop for the popular Disney Channel show The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Thornton’s Flower Shop from the hit movie The Town is the next stop. The flower shop is a real business in the South End of Boston, and it looks just like it did in the film. While on location, tour participants have the chance
to speak to an employee, allowing the group to hear about the experience of having a popular movie being made at the shop Tour participants are able to have another interactive experience at the L Street Tavern, located in South Boston. The tavern was used as the bar in Good Will Hunting. The business is very popular, and a picture of the cast of the movie hangs on the wall as a reminder of the bar’s “15 minutes of fame.” The tour continues throughout the North and West ends of Boston, even taking a stop in Charlestown – the main backdrop for the film The Town. From the bus, you are able to see even more sites from The Town, including the projects area, the graveyard and even the garden where Ben Affleck buried the money. At that point, more sites and secrets are revealed, such as locations used in National Treasure, Blown Away and 21. A great aspect of the tour is the discussion of movies currently being filmed in Boston. During the most
Is it time to “UNTHINK Facebook”? By Devineni Kartik Vanguard Staff
the Internet and social media have become integral in a world where public revolt and protests are normal occurrences. People use social media platforms not only to socialize, but also to speak out and show their support for events and businesses. The scope of these social media sites have remained narrow: Facebook for socializing, LinkedIn for business and Twitter for mass media. Now, however, a bold new site aims to take on the big names in social media, and combine everything into one. UNTHINK, a recently launched social media site, strives to improve the Internet experience. Promising increased security measures that directly aim to bash Facebook’s everchanging privacy policies, UNTHINK wants users to keep the different aspects of their lives separated. To do this, your “suite”, their version of a profile, is divided into four streams: social, iUNTHINK, lifestyle and professional. The social stream is where a user can interact with friends, like a Facebook newsfeed, whereas the professional stream is more like LinkedIn where you can interact with business associates or colleagues. Next, the iUNTHINK stream is a public feed that allows users, globally, to interact with each other using a Twitter-esque hashtag system to identify com-
mon words and phrases. Lastly, the most interesting of the streams, the lifestyle stream, allows users to interact directly with businesses, however due to the site still being in beta, this feature is still unavailable. The interaction with businesses is something UNTHINK hopes to integrate into the entire site. Companies can create their own “stage,” instead of a suite, where they have their own set of streams: Lifestyle, to interact with consumers, Business-toBusiness, to interact with fellow companies, and Jobs, to post job listings and details. UNTHINK believes this will provide businesses with a different way to connect with consumers and create a more personal experience. The coolest part about these streams is that each one is connected to a separate personal page. This means you can set multiple profile pictures and show different information to different people. For example, if you don’t want your boss to see a profile picture on your social suite, you can make it so that they only see your professional suite. What UNTHINK essentially wants to offer is a way out of Facebook for those who have been frustrated with the constant changes and privacy issues. It’s a bold service that isn’t scared to openly insult its competitors through commercials and advertising tactics such as “UNTHINK Facebook.” The only question is, though, will this catch on?
Google+ and MySpace, two huge companies, have failed to take down Facebook, so it seems as though UNTHINK is trying to do something many people fear is impossible. UNTHINK believes that, by listening to the voice of the people and giving them what they want, they can convince the eight hundred million Facebook users to make the switch. Their main weapon in this social media battle is their approach to keeping private information, well, private. The controversy over how Facebook sells user information to companies has fueled UNTHINK developers to create a new way to advertise, without the annoying sidebar ads. Their service allows users to either pay $2 a year to use UNTHINK, or they can have a company of their choice sponsor their profile through the iEndorse program. iEndorse makes it so that anyone can choose a company that represents them and become an advocate for that brand. The service is a clean, simple way to bring in ad revenue and only takes up a small portion of a person’s suite, in addition to allowing users to express themselves in a unique way. If you want a renewed social media experience then consider joining UNTHINK. Though Facebook has made drastic changes in the past few months, such as the new timeline feature or the ‘improved’ chat sidebar, a lot of people are still frustrated
The movie tour explore the sites around Boston where famous movie scenes were filmed.
recent tour, the guide mentioned that Ryan Reynolds was in town for his upcoming movie RIPD. Although the tour did not actually see him, the guide mentioned all the sites at which he was filming, giving the group a mini-preview of what to expect. Overall, the interactive
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tour is an exciting experience that truly makes for a great afternoon. Between reminiscing about scenes from the old flicks and riding around in a comfortable tour bus watching movie clips, the tour is an awesome experience that could appeal to anyone. Visit bostonmovietours.net for more information.
GROOVE GrooveBoston photo-shoot pictures taken with their friends in their full costume. There is no doubt the dance was a success, but many students who did not receive wristbands were not given the opportunity to be part of the event fun with their peers. The non-transferrable tickets made it impossible for those who decided not to go to the dance give their unused ticket to someone who wanted to attend. “I had to unexpectedly go home for the weekend, but I had reserved a wristband for [the dance],” said Ashley Perssico, a freshman. “I wish I could have somehow given my ticket to someone else, or at least cancelled my reservation. There were so many people who could have gone instead.” John Coville, who did not reserve a wristband in time, said, “I knew a few people that decided after they reserved their ticket they didn’t want to go, or something else came up instead.” Those students who did not reserve a wristband in time had the opportunity to
win them at various events, such as the men’s soccer game and the men’s hockey game the day before the dance. CAB and all of the volunteers put in a lot of effort to make last minute changes to bring the dance together before the storm hit campus. The process of receiving wristbands was quick, and many agreed that it was a good idea to have students leave the Back Bay with their wristbands on. Other than wristbands being non-transferrable, there were hardly any complaints about the dance. From the moment one walked into the Dana Center and received their glow stick, there was an unavoidable excitement. Students complimented the job well done by CAB and the members of GrooveBoston. “It looked better than I had expected it to. And everyone looked like they were having a blast,” said Kim Nassif as she reflected on the large screens, the DJ and the lights that were used to turn the gym into a club scene. “I definitely want [GrooveBoston] to come back [to Bentley] next year!”
with the inconsistency of the site. UNTHINK promises to keep a stable environment that can, hopefully, grow into something that can rival these big companies.
Right now, UNTHINK is in its beta phases, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible if you want to receive an invite code and test out this innovative new service.
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Notes from Abroad Question: “Are there any holidays that you have experienced or are looking forward to experiencing?” By Cole Anderson DUbliN, iRElAND
Here in Ireland, there are a number of holidays across the calendar year, some of which are only celebrated here and others are celebrated worldwide, but have their roots in Irish history. The two specific holidays I’d like to mention are Arthur’s Day and Halloween. On September 22, at 17:59, Ireland celebrates the birth of one of their most prized and famous companies: Guinness. We Americans were informed of the holiday by our international advisor, and of course by all of the window advertisements, that Arthur’s day was not to be missed as a premier cultural event. We really didn’t know what to expect, but a holiday dedicated to a brewing company sounded worthwhile. Basically, Arthur’s Day is a country-wide dedication to Guinness and its founding in 1759, and pubs all over
Ireland are full of lively music and locals, sharing the celebration over a pint of Guinness. We all joined in the festivity and at 17:59, the entire country gave a toast to Arthur Guinness. The second holiday I want to mention is Halloween. Now, many people trace its origins to Roman times, but we are told here in Ireland (and by research) that Halloween actually began as the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced “sow-an”). Halloween is actually still a day away, but already the locals are dressing up and wandering around the Dublin city center. The other night, we went to TGI Fridays for some traditional American food, and all of the local waiters and waitresses were dressed in full costume. Here in Ireland though, the celebration is a bit different. I was told by a local that America “commercializes” the holiday, and here it’s more like
By Allie Esposito MANCHEsTER, UNiTED KiNGDoM
Guy Fawkes Day or Bonfire Night is comparable to our Fourth of July in the United States. It does not celebrate any sort of revolution or independence, but it does have a lot of fireworks! It will be celebrated next week, on November 5. Despite its rough history, Guy Fawkes Day is now celebrated as a social, positive day usually centered around bonfires, fireworks and large social gatherings. The movie V for Vendetta is based upon the failed plot which inspired Guy Fawkes Day. Guy Fawkes was found and arrested in 1605 for guarding a massive amount of explosives under the House of Lords, more commonly referred to as a traditional festival. There are many planned events (most of which are for children), and haunted tours throughout the city and countryside (many Dubliners retreat to a more traditional scare outside of the city). Schools close on Monday, October 31 for the holiday, and locals gather for scary movies and Halloween parties. After Arthur’s day, I will definitely see what Halloween here in Ireland is all about. We’ve been told by friends that, even though we didn’t bring costumes abroad, we should just “dress as Americans.” I will certainly take that into consideration, but for now, enjoy the holiday!
Scratching the Surface: Eulogy for Humanity Recently, The New York Times ran an Op-Ed Contributor article by Mona Simpson, Steve Job’s sister, as a eulogy. In it, Simpson recalls the life of a man who is considered a genius in some respects, and a madman in others. Here, I’m hoping to replicate that Eulogy, but to the rest of humanity. I’ve known humans for as long as I can remember. Born into a human family in New York, I interacted with my human siblings, but soon we were taken to a far off country across oceans, nations and seas: Lebanon. For 10 years, as a human I played, studied, fought, crushed on and danced with other humans. Non-human things like bugs made me cringe, and furry animals didn’t quite seem to fit into my comfort zone. I loved humans. After that, my human family and I traveled back to the United States and have since resided in this human country for five human years. I can’t possibly picture my life any other way. Despite our collective influence on, and interaction with, other humans, for too
long we’ve been ignorant of each other’s state. Who of you knows what has occurred in the Congo? In Somalia? Who amongst you understands the strife of the Palestinians? Or the cause of the Arabs in Egypt? Which one of you understands the tears of joy of Tunisia voters at their first election day in decades? Who sees the tears of sorrow of protesters beaten in Bahrain with full U.S. support? Am I the only one that hears the cries of children as their parents are dragged away by police in Iran and as women are whipped in Saudi Arabia? Surely you can all hear it, too. Their screaming is so loud! How could you ignore it? It seems the problem isn’t that you can’t hear, it’s just that you don’t want to. Far worse than listening and not acting, you choose to change the channel and ignore the call to action for the comfort of your smiling friends and comfortable couch. Why would you choose the dreadful and seemingly hopeless view of children drinking dirty water while living in a garbage dump to
those of green fields, smiling students, friends and family? It certainly seems reasonable to turn the channel. For this reason, this eulogy is for humanity. Despite our growing interconnectedness and ability to converse with one another, humans show ambivalence when addressing global problems that need staunch positioning. Goodbye to the next generation of kids being killed in Syria. Goodbye to the yet-tobe raped victims in the Congo, the starving families in Somalia and the drownedout communities in flood areas across the world. I bid farewell to the dreams of independence of the Palestinians, and farewell to the peace in Israel. Adieu to the reconciliation in Afghanistan and political discussion in Tibet. Adios to the 3,000 killed in Syria, and let’s bring flowers for the next 3,000. Let’s flip the channel away from human rights activists in Russia and Africa. Let’s watch Beyonce’s baby-bump and try figuring out if it’s real or not. Let us surround ourselves by nice and com-
NoVEMbER 3, 2011 Parliament. The holiday is to celebrate the spared life of King James I. Prior to the twentieth century, the “holiday” came with intense religious undertones – people would burn displays of the Pope in the name of “papalism” – an anti-Christian term concerning those who follow the Christian religion and its teaching. Since then, the violence has been dealt with and Guy Fawkes is now thought of as more of a State Commemoration day. All across England on this day, people will gather both privately and in large public areas usually around a massive bonfire. There will be tons of fireworks shot off at all times of the night to represent the explosion that could have been. In addition, some people may
burn replica-dolls of Guy Fawkes; both as a celebration of his failure and as a reflection on previous celebrations. While I am not totally sure, I don’t think business close or people take school off. It is more of a night time holiday focused around celebration and partying. This holiday is awesome because it seems to capture much of England. It is an old country with traditions and rituals but they also are very straight-forward and don’t really care much about overly intimate details. This holiday is just that, rooted in the past, but honestly, simply just a night to party that their king in the 1600s got to live another day. So, if you haven’t gotten a chance to see V for Vendetta, definitely go out and get it for your next movie night.
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Arthur’s Day celebrates the birth of Arthur Guinness.
By Moussa Hassoun
fortable things, as we all do, to ignore the Asian children living on less than $1 a day. We’ve had great days as a species, but not many more to come. The only way we can change our future is to show more compassion for those living under worse conditions than our own. We need to address global poverty and inequalities of all sorts. Yes, the challenges of humanity are steep, and it isn’t practical to ask for massive change by the end of this
article, but we can all start in the most basic way: NOT flipping the channel. Not turning away from the beaten protesters. It can all start with the click of a button, but only if you will start to listen and not intentionally block them out. For humanity’s sake, I hope this Eulogy is laughed at decades from now, but I fear that it won’t be. So continue to ignore “politics and news” and pride yourself over it; surely we are all better off.
Many people aren’t aware of what lies outside of their comfort zones.
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November 3, 2011
HorosCoPes By Franziska & Johanna Griecci
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Since you drive in Massachusetts, road rage is inevitable. Make sure the windows are up when you curse.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You like to travel in style, which probably explains why your luggage matches your outerwear.
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Studying the pattern and formation of migrating bikers can be an enjoyable hobby for you.
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
That advice about looking both ways before you cross a street? It’s still pertinent and true.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Given your feline nature, perhaps you should avoid all forms of water transit.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
As you drive to and from school today, watch out for oblivious pedestrians.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Your Questions Answered! Question: Registration is coming up and I’m unsure of what classes to take. My advisor isn’t too helpful. Is there anyone else I can get advice from? You’re right, registration is right around the corner and choosing classes for next semester can be an overwhelming process. While flipping through the registration booklet, you will find many sections of the same class… So which professor should you take? Many students will hop onto their computers and browse the site, ratemyprofessors.com, which sometimes provides good professor recommendations. However, these recommendations can certainly be misleading. A few students may have done poorly in the class due to their own lack of effort and decided to trash the professor on the website. So don’t take the words on that site as gold and change your entire schedule because of a few bad reviews. Instead, go see the professor yourself and talk to them about their class. If they seem welcoming, willing to talk to you and friendly enough that you’d feel comfortable during office hours then they may be a good professor to consider. On the
other hand if they appear to brush you off, seem to be too busy to talk to you, or don’t seem too friendly, then you can make your decision without reservation. The very first place I’d check out is the Office of Academic Services which is located in LaCava 298. You can either make an appointment or just stop by during walk-in hours. Advisors will be there to help you choose and plan out your classes efficiently. Make sure you come with your Degree Audit Summary (DAS) which you can find on MyBentley. Many students work in this office so there is a good chance that at least one of them has taken the classes you are considering. So try to plan your schedule ahead of time and make sure you are taking classes which will be best for your major. You have to take many general requirements so you might as well have them double count for an LSM if you would like to pursue a double major: This is something the Office of Academic Services would help you figure out. 5…4…3…2…1….GO! Go to MyBentley, type in your username and password (don’t mess up), click on Student Services, and then Main Menu, select
Scorpio I see you doing lots of traveling…but only because your classes are so far apart.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
The winds of change are coming. I could go into detail, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Remember: A missed flight might not be a disaster but a golden opportunity for adventure.
Ever get the feeling like you’re stuck in the waiting room of life? Me too! Weird, eh?
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
If you find yourself soaring above the clouds, you’re either in love, dreaming or on an airplane.
for me. I reconnected with my Bentley roots and came back as the assistant director of Participation and Student Phonathons.
What is your favorite senior year memory? I would say the entire Bahamas trip was amazing, but my favorite parts of senior week were the nights in Trees. Just being back where you started with the friends you started it all with makes you realize how great the ride has been.
What did you needlessly worry about in your final undergraduate year? To be honest, I’m not much of a worrier, so I guess the biggest thing I worried about was how I wasn’t wor-
How do you stay connected to Bentley today? Well, I work here! Since I’m here all the time, it is easy for Bentley to stalk me, haha. But really, I’m in the Young Alumni Association
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Name: Alexandra Polito Year Graduated: 2011 Major: Management Minor: Marketing Where has your Bentley degree landed you today? Right back at Bentley! After a few months of working full time doing business development for a web design firm in the Boston area, I realized it just wasn’t
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panic. I’d suggest making multiple schedules to avoid this problem. Even if you are not satisfied with your schedule, you can always drop by the registrar’s office after you register and they may be able to get you into the classes you need…especially if you look cute and smile a lot.
Presented by The Senior Year Experience Committee
What was the most valuable lesson you learned during your senior year? How to savor the moments - I always thought it was cliché that time goes by fast, but senior year really made me realize just how fast. I learned to live in the moment and seize opportunities, because you don’t know when you’ll have them again.
Undergraduate (Day and Evening) Student Main Menu, hit Registration Menu, select Add/Drop Classes and then type in all of your CRN numbers. Oh oops, you cannot register for two of your classes because they are already filled….now what?! This would be a good time to
ried or stressed out like my friends. Looking back, there are probably some things I should have worried about a little more…
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
By April Gammal
Registration isn’t as bad as some people make it out to be.
Like your favorite beer, you like to keep your traveling destinations domestic.
which is a great resource of people who have graduated less than 10 years ago. I’m also taking graduate classes, so I see a lot of people I graduated with in the fifth-year program. What are your “words of wisdom” for the Class of 2012? Very few things are permanent in life, so don’t sweat it. Yes, finding a job is huge, and finding one you’ll like is even bigger, but here’s the thing - sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what you want to do, so try things. At the very least, you’ll figure out what you don’t want to do, and that’s a step in the right direction.
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.
noVember 3, 2011
Tech Talk: What Your Phone is Saying About You
The type of phone you have can tell a lot about you.
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They say never to judge a book by its cover, but every day we make assumptions about others we have never met, based merely on the visual cues they present to us. Everything we do or say speaks volumes about our personalities. From the way we dress, to the food we choose to eat and even the people we associate with, others view and judge us based on our choices. Despite being programmed since kindergarten not to assume things about others, most of us do without even batting an eye. And
whether an evolutionary trait or societal expectation, we now even evaluate a person based on their cell phone. What was once used strictly for raw communication, mobile phones have morphed into handheld computers capable of connecting to the world through our fingertips. They are an accessory attached at the hip of every text-sending teenager and stand for something more than just another phone. Choosing a phone should not be taken lightly. Two-year contracts lock users in and force
them to live with their choice until a renewal 18 months later helps subsidize a new one. For most of us, that means that our selection determines whether we are given a world of convenience or one filled with nightmares. They also say that birds of feather flock together. While it may seem far-fetched, it seems as if mobile users of one phone actually do possess similar traits. Like the divide between Mac and PC users, these commonalities help shape the marketing strategy for the companies selling their phones. Many people generally assume that people who opt for the iPhone are creative, and those who choose Android are more tech savvy. But the tech blog Hunch did a survey among their users and found out there is data behind these stereotypes. iPhone The iPhone represents you the suave kid on the block. The trend setter who knows what is timelessly cool, whose taste in music is fresh and eclectic, and what everyone else will be listening to in two weeks. When you say Casablanca, they say, “I think this is the beginning of a
Healthy Hart: Zumba or Pilates, Anyone? Celebrities and fitness experts talk about a lot of fitness trends that seem as though they cost a lot of money and involve a lot of time; some examples of these would be Zumba and Pilates. The truth is that anyone can participate in these classes. If you like fast-paced music and dancing, you may love Zumba. Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance craze that’s becoming extremly popular throughout the U.S. Most gyms have incorporated Zumba as one of the main classes they offer to their members. Depending on the teacher, the songs may vary, but most include a large range from Dirty Dancer by Enrique Iglesias to Living La Viva Loca by Ricky Martin, and some teachers, mine included, would always add a Pitbull song. Many people think that Zumba needs to be done by people who are former dancers or people who are extremly coordinated. Although this helps, it’s not necessary. In the classes I’ve attended, there is a large range of participants. The first class I ever went to was with soccer moms who wanted to do something active. The second class I went to included a former professional dancer and two women who had never
Zumba and Pilates classes are great workouts that anyone can enjoy.
danced before in their lives. This was comforting because the people there don’t care if you miss a step or turn the wrong way; everyone is there for the same reason to have fun and burn some calories. Pilates may be a little more challenging. If you are someone who hasn’t been working out on a regular basis, then you may want to ease your way into a Pilates class. Simply put, think of a set of exercises that centers on the core postural muscles. When doing Pilates, one tends to do fewer reps and fewer variations due to the
fact that each movement one does uses a lot of muscle groups which are effective in smaller increments. At the end of class, you will feel which muscles you worked. Joseph Pilates, the founder of Pilates, guarantees, “In 10 sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 sessions you will see the difference and in 30 sessions you will have a whole new body!” Unfortunately, these classes tend to be more expensive (such as $30 to drop in or a $60 private lesson) than a Zumba or Yoga class (which is about $10 to $15), because in order to
By Zack Hoffmann
beautiful relationship.” They are 37 percent more likely to have a graduate degree and 27 percent more likely to live in a city. They tend to have traveled more extensively, vacation more often using their frequent flyer miles and make more than $200K a year. Twenty-two percent prefer a sleek device that does a few things. They are leaders, and more likely optimist and extroverted. Their tastes include sushi, salted caramel ice cream and abstract expressionistic art. And they are more than 100 percent more likely to be Mac users. Android The Android stands for all things technical. Those who use them were the so called nerds of high school, who are able to spot a fellow Trekie 3 sectors away. But all those nights spent coding away and studying for AP Calculus has paid off because Google gave them the keys to technological nirvana. They don’t care if their device isn’t as pretty as others; they want to get things done as quickly as possible. They have unlimited access to everything, and they actually have the app market to satisfy any craving.
They are more likely to be pessimists and introverted, and 71 percent say they tend to follow rather than lead. They travel out of the country less and prefer to eat General Tso’s Chicken and Cheesesteak. They like Lord of the Rings and How I Met Your Mother, preferring street art to anything in a museum. And they are more than 100 percent more likely to be a Windows user. BlackBerry These people are the business vanguards. They want to be taken seriously and have the resume to back it up. They see iPhone users as the lackadaisical children that never grew up and Android users as the tech department geeks that make physics jokes to pass the time. Despite e-mail being the main form of the business world, the real reason they love their phone is for BlackBerry Messenger. Like iPhone users, they tend to live in the city, are well travelled and liberal. And like Android users, they tend to be introverted, more pessimistic and practical. But they are much more refined than either of the other two and won’t let them forget it.
By Angela Hart
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work out, you need to use one of the studio’s Pilates machines. In a way, you are paying to “rent” the machine for the next hour. If you ever have the chance and funding, though, it is something worth trying. While some of the classes are expensive, others are not. There are also different varieties of Pilates. Some classes don’t involve machines, such as a TRX or Bare Classes (which are in the same price range as Zumba and Yoga - $10 to $15). Bare classes also offer some variety including Bosu-
Ball-Barre classes. For those of you who have large enough space on campus and an understanding roommate, you could buy a DVD online to try it in your own room before going to a class. Some people, understandably, don’t want to go to a class with a lot of people who have been doing something for a long time. It’s intimidating to go to any gym or class where there’s someone who knows the next step before the teacher even demonstrates it. Even though it is intimidating to try something new, you may end up liking it a lot.
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FROLF Continued from Page 1 three years ago. This course has nine holes designed to challenge players to throw around trees while avoiding water hazards in order to hit the holes, which are trees and posts. Bentley Links has official rules attached which are generally followed. One rule is that drivable roads are considered water, so that players aren’t put into the position of being in danger of traffic. Bentley Links has been considered to have an unfair advantage towards males, who generally throw farther than females, thus making them better at the game. Because of this, there have been Ladies’ Tees created to keep the game fair for all. Females play frolf just as often as males, so the addition of the tees was helpful. For those few players who find the course to be too easy, there have been Masters’ Tees created to make the course more challenging. The Masters’ course includes more water hazards and the tee boxes are set farther back, but with the same Pars for each hole. Since its inception, frolf at Bentley has been a huge hit. First adopted by Bentley Ultimate Society (BUS), the Ultimate Frisbee club on campus, frolf has recently gained a significant amount of interest
Football shuts out Pace from non-ultimate members. Last Spring Day, CAB set up a Frolf tournament for prizes. The tournament was extremely successful, with over 40 teams of two coming out to play. BUS holds multiple frolf tournaments within the club over the school year. Every spring, the team holds a threeround, stroke-play tournament similar to the PGA Tour’s Masters. Junior Kevin “Little Foot” Sparacino says he plays a round at 4:20 on pretty much any day that isn’t raining. “It is always a safe round then, and we finish the round at a perfect time to beat the dinner rush,” said Sparacino, who cannot wait for living on campus over the summer, when he can frolf every day on the clear campus. Sophomore Mackenzie “Bridge” Magner, whose team won the Spring Day tournament last year, plays frolf almost every night of the week around midnight. “We started playing night frolf to have something fun to do at night,” said Magner. “It adds another aspect to the game. Plus, there aren’t many people around who you could possibly hit.” There is some controversy concerning frolf on campus, as students walking around campus during a round often feel
like they are under high risk of injury from the flying discs. Truthfully, if players are experienced enough and competent towards others, there isn’t much risk of injury while playing frolf. Junior Rae “Chip” Berube said she started playing frolf to improve her throwing for Women’s Bentley Ultimate Society, but now she just plays for the fun of it. When asked about whether frolf is a danger to the Bentley community, Berube said, “By now, I feel like people have seen us playing enough to recognize what is going on.” Junior Amber “A Little High, A Little Lo” said she played frolf often last spring. Lo believes that frolf is not dangerous. “If anything, it’s painfully addicting,” she said. Lo also said that every time she wishes to frolf, she sends out a mass text to 10-15 friends who also enjoy frolfing, and the responses are always positive. Bentley Links is a creation that all of Bentley’s community can enjoy. It doesn’t require you to be good at throwing a Frisbee, and the course is usually completed in about 45 minutes or less. So the next time you see a Frisbee flying through the air as you walk to class, you will know it’s just part of a game, and they are not out to hurt you.
Fourth in NE-10 with one game left By Ben Klein Vanguard Staff
Bentley football stopped their three-game losing streak with a 28-0 victory over Pace this past weekend. A week earlier, Bentley fell to the University of New Haven in an offensive outburst. The Falcons were down 45-31 with five minutes remaining but were only able to cut the lead to 45-38 before the final seconds ran out, handing them their third straight loss after starting the season 4-1. Pace opened the game poorly, going three and out on their first drive before surrendering the ball to Bentley. After two rushing plays, QB Bryant Johnson launched a pass downfield to WR Bill Kiley for a 56-yard touchdown. Johnson threw another touchdown pass to WR Wade Critides on the next Falcons drive. The Bentley defense stopped Pace again on their next drive, taking over with just a few minutes remaining in the opening quarter. After running almost nine minutes off of the clock on 17 plays, Johnson threw another touchdown to Critides. Bentley scored one more time before the half, when RB Jack Pizzotti capped a 97-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown run. The Falcons shut down the
Pace offense throughout the second half and kept them scoreless in a 28-0 victory. Pace only had 46 passing yards and 36 rushing yards in the game. The run game for Bentley was huge, mainly due to the snowy conditions in Pleasantville, NY. The Falcons gained 237 yards from the run game on 57 attempts. RB Bobby Tarr led the team with 101 yards, his fourth 100-yard game of the season. His 728 rushing yards on the season puts him in third place in the NE-10. Wade Critides now has 64 receptions and 790 receiving yards this season, putting him in first and second place in the NE-10 respectively. Bryant Johnson finished the victory with 156 passing yards and three touchdowns on just 10 passing attempts. He is currently tied for first place in the NE-10 with 23 passing touchdowns, which is a new career seasonhigh. Johnson has also now thrown for at least 2,000 yards in each of the last three seasons, needing only 313 more yards for a new career season-high. Bentley, now 5-4 on the year and 4-3 in the conference, is ranked fourth in the NE-10. The Falcons will host Assumption College (4-4, 3-3) this Saturday at 1 p.m. in the regular season finale.
Theo and the death of Moneyball Computer models no longer give MLB teams an advantage
rECEnt rESultS Results from 10/26-11/1
By Robbie LaBrie
Field Hockey (9-9) AIC (10/26) (NE-10 First Round)
This is probably an issue in baseball that deserves far more than 600 words of attention, but we have yet to give any attention at all to the whole Red Sox meltdown/clearing house of Theo and Francona. The first thing to get straight is that drinking in the clubhouse and eating fried chicken did not cause the Red Sox to collapse in September. It certainly makes a nice little story and is a good symbol of the lack of caring or competitive drive the team possessed, but it’s not the cause. Babe Ruth notoriously ate hot dogs and drank beer in between innings. Tim Raines had to slide head first when he slid into a base so he didn’t break the cocaine vials in his back pocket. David Wells, El Guapo and CC Sabathia certainly aren’t pictures of fitness. Baseball players simply don’t need to be that well conditioned and a little chicken and beer consumed by three players doesn’t lead to a 7-20 record in September. The problem with the Red Sox is something that has stemmed way deeper than conditioning or even the September collapse. As everyone knows, Theo Epstein was bred and developed as a Billy Beane “Moneyball” type general manager. That is to say he relies heavily on computers and stats to make his decisions. Theo Epstein’s problem (and it may be an organizational problem rather than just his problem personally) is that they have put way too much faith into a computer telling them how good each signing will be, rather than looking at other important elements, like competitiveness of players and clubhouse leadership.
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L 3-2 (ot)
Football (5-4, 4-3 NE-10) At Pace (10/29)*
Hockey (1-5-1, 1-0 AHA) Clarkson (10/28) Clarkson (10/29)
L 3-2 T 2-2
Men’s Soccer (9-7-2, 7-5-1 NE-10) Southern Conn (10/28)* At So. New Hampshire (11/1) (NE-10 Quarters)
L 2-1 L 2-1
Men’s Swimming (1-0) Batterman Relays (10/22) At Le Moyne (10/29)
No team score W 161-119
Women’s Soccer (6-10-2, 5-8-2 NE-10) So. New Hampshire (10/26)* Saint Rose (10/29)* The Red Sox issues this year were caused by the team’s reliance on computer models.
They made what seemed like sound signings, but when it came down to it, the team couldn’t win games. Rather than figuring out how to win, they only figured out how to accumulate talent. What many people fail to take away is that Moneyball, at its core, is not really about how you should use computer programs and stats geeks to build your team. It’s not about getting players with a high OBP or staying away from guys who steal bases or not drafting college players. Sure, maybe those things can work, but the true philosophy that made Billy Beane’s Oakland A’s successful in the “Moneyball Era” was value. He found positive traits in players that were undervalued by every other team, so he was able to get more for his money than everybody else. When you sign a guy like Carl Crawford, his stats may look great on paper. Carmine (Theo’s trusty computer) may tell you he’s a perfect
The movie Moneyball starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill discusses Billy Beane’s Moneyball hypothesis.
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fit. But then you look at his value. Is he worth over $20 million per year? Never. And this is what leads to such disappointment for Red Sox fans. We see the amount of money they are paying for players every year and they just get such little value out of it. Is the era of stats geeks ruling the game over? Probably not, but now that everyone has their stats guys and teams are on the same level, analyzing a player’s performance on paper no longer gives you an edge. The value there is gone. There will certainly be a new hidden value somewhere in the game that someone will find. Maybe it will be scouting or another player attribute like fielding that will become undervalued to the point that it can be exploited. But without a doubt, the Moneyball Era as we know it is dead and gone and if Theo wants to have any success with the Cubs, he better figure that out quick.
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Women’s Swimming (1-0) Batterman Relays (10/22) At Le Moyne (10/29)
T 4-4 (ot) L 9-0
No team score W 153-132
Volleyball (12-14, 7-7 NE-10) At AIC (10/28)* So. New Hampshire (11/1)*
L 3-2 W 3-1
upComing SChEdulE November 4 Volleyball vs. New Haven*
November 5 Football vs. Assumption*
November 6 Men’s Basketball vs. Bishop University
November 9 Swimming vs. Gordon
November 11 Hockey vs. AIC* Men’s Basketball vs. Felician
7:05 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
November 12 Men’s Basketball vs. Bloomfield
nOVember 3, 2011
Hockey wins Atlantic Hockey opener against Sacred Heart After a tought start, Bentley looks ahead to a busy November featuring six conference games goals in each period. Bentley then traveled to Sacred Heart University to play in their first Atlantic Hockey game of the season. The game was neck and neck until the Pioneers scored their first goal 11 minutes in. The Falcons responded quickly, scoring a goal of their own thirty seconds later. Sophomore Brett Gensler got credit for the goal, which was his second in as many games. In the final minutes of the first period, junior Brett Hartung put Bentley ahead for its first lead of the game, and gave Bentley momentum going into the first intermission. Eleven minutes into the second period, junior Dan Koudsy added to Bentley’s lead. Koudsy knocked the puck past the defense in the neutral zone and set himself up with a breakaway, which he put home glove side. Also scoring in the second
By Matt Gustus Vanguard StaFF
The Bentley ice hockey team opened up its Atlantic Hockey schedule last week with a solid win against Sacred Heart, starting the season at 1-0 in conference play. Their recent games have also included three non-conference games: One against Quinnipiac and two against Clarkson. Bentley continued its five game road trip with a game at Quinnipiac University. Quinnipiac came out hard and fast, scoring six minutes into the contest. Bentley responded with a goal of their own by sophomore Brett Gensler six minutes later. Then, with just over two minutes left in the first period, Quinnipiac scored their second goal of the game on a power play. The next two periods were controlled by Quinnipiac, who scored two
Junior F Brett Hartung’s goal put Bentley in the early lead against the Pioneers.
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period for the Falcons was freshman Brett Switzer, who scored his first two career goals within four minutes of each other. The second of his goals was the product of a face off win by teammate Alex Grieve and assists from Steve Weinstein and Brett Gensler. Splitting the two goals by Switzer was a goal by Sacred Heart’s Brian Sheehan, which came on a power play with under two minutes left in the period. With the score 5-2 at the end of the second period, Pioneer goalie Andrew Bodnarchuk was benched in favor of sophomore Chris Paliafito. The third period was more of the same, with Bentley scoring two goals to Sacred Heart’s one. Once again it was Dan Koudsy scoring his second goal of the game, and putting the Falcons up 6-2. After a Sacred Heart goal from Sheehan, his second of the game, Bentley’s Alex Grieve scored the game’s final goal, ending the game 7-3. The win was Bentley’s first of the season, and their only conference game thus far in the season. Last weekend, Bentley hosted Clarkson in a two game set in the comfort of the John A. Ryan Arena. The first game of the back to back saw the Golden Nights score twice in the first ten minutes to take a comfortable lead. Goals came from Nick Tremblay seven minutes in and Ben Sexton one minute later on a power play. Bentley came back with a goal midway through the second period, cutting the Clarkson lead to one heading into the final period. Scoring on the play for the Falcons was senior Tyler Quartuccio, knocking home his first goal of the year. Assisting on the play was Brett Switzer and Brett Gensler.
Bentley Men’s Basketball has been ranked #2 in the Northeast-10 Preseason poll. The Falcons won their sixth regular season conference title in seven years in 2010-11, but they will have to fight to repeat. Did you know the Falcons lost four of five starters from last year’s team? Sam Leclerc is the only remaining regular starter, while guys like Greg Jacques, Mike Torpercer, Jasper Grassa, Dan O’Keefe, and Kevin Kettl will be the names to watch for with expanded roles coming into the season.
Bentley will continue to play on the road with only one home game this month.
A Clarkson goal in the fourth minute from Allan McPherson was matched by a Bentley goal in the ninth minute from junior Brett Hartung. In the final minutes, a desperation move by the Falcons to pull goalie Kyle Rank in favor of an extra attacker was unable to produce a game tying goal. Bentley dropped their home opener 3-2, despite outshooting Clarkson 35-28 for the game, and 24 -14 in the second and third period combined. Game 2 of the back to back set ended slightly better for Bentley. In this game, it was Bentley who struck first on a power play goal from Mike Switzer six minutes into the game. With the one man advantage, Switzer took a slap shot from the blue line and found the back of the net. The Falcons’ lead would stand for the rest of the first period. However, Bentley’s lead
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would vanish in a hurry. Clarkson responded immediately, scoring on a power play just 36 seconds after the puck dropped to resume play after intermission. Another Golden Night goal four minutes later put Bentley behind for the first time all game. Relief didn’t come for the Falcons until halfway through the third period, when Brett Hartung scored his second goal of the weekend. The goal for Hartung tied up the score at 2-2, which is how the score would read at the final buzzer. Clarkson had the majority of the opportunities in overtime, including one power play, but was denied by Bentley goalie Branden Komm. The tie put Bentley’s record at 1-5-1 (1-0 Atlantic). The next two games for the Falcons are this weekend when they visit conference opponent Canisius for a two game trip.
Graduate Quarterback Bryant Johnson Graduate student quarterback Bryant Johnson is the Falcon of the Week for the second time this season. In his second to last career game, Johnson led Bentley to a 28-0 victory over Pace on Saturday in the snow. He attempted just 10 passes, but completed seven, and three of those were for touchdowns, two to Wade Critides and one to Bill Kiley. He accounted for 181 total yards, 156 through the air and 25 on the ground. With one game left in the regular season, Johnson is second in the NE-10 in passing yards (2123), tied for first in TD passes (23) and second in completion percentage (65.6%) among starters. The Falcons will host Assumption on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. for Senior Day.
Published on Nov 2, 2011