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GrooveBoston lights up the night Trading Falcons flock to the Dana Center for third annual event CAMPUS LIFE EDITOR

Bananas, minions and a giant giraffe. These were just some of the sights and sounds at GrooveBoston on November 2. The self-titled “legendary dance party,” held in the Dana Center, has become an annual tradition put on by Student Activities, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and the Class Cabinets. Approximately 2,500 tickets were made available on Wednesday, October 23 for the popular annual event, prompting a rapid sell out due to the high demand. In the span of just two days, the GrooveBoston staff, Bentley CAB and Class Cabinet members and student volunteers transformed the gym into a concert venue, all in anticipation of the massive dance-party. Those volunteers were rewarded for their valiant efforts with staff passes that granted them access to the platform situated to the right of the stage.

“We are proud of the event as a whole – from the viral #BentleyTakeover campaign to the actual concert production itself,” said Matt Schick. “As the CAB Concerts co-chair, my job is to plan amazing events that Bentley students will remember

forever and due to outpouring of GrooveBoston praise that we are receiving, I feel as if we succeeded.” Friends, strangers and looka-likes grouped together to pose for photos and then made their way to the gym where the

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GrooveBoston brought its Vitality Tour to campus last Saturday.

music was already playing. At approximatly 11:00 p.m., the two towering, vertical screens set up adjacent to the main stage began a countdown. When the clock accelerated all the way to zero, the show really began, with all of the light and sound effects springing into raving madness. Snow, foam, bubbles and streamers rained down on the crowd periodically throughout the night, as the two DJs mashed together popular dance, electronic and hip hop songs. Students who won VIP passes from various students organizations and class cabinets were permitted to climb aboard the platform to the left of the stage. “It was crazy being up there and gave me a completely different view of the crowd,” said freshman Ben Baron. Two new additions to the show’s technology from last year included a circular light truss hanging directly above

On Nov 5th at 3:30 p.m. there was a lecture held by Georg Kell discussing the UN Global Compact attracting a full audience to Koumantzelis. This lecture was hosted by the Center for Business Ethics. Raytheon, a defense and manufacturing company that prides itself on being on the forefront of creating a better world, played a key role in sponsorship of the talk. The Raytheon Company is the fifth largest defense contractor in the world, employing 68,000 people and headquartered are located in Waltham. The Center for Business Ethics was founded in 1976 by Dr. W. Michael Hoffman, with the aim to lead Bentley’s efforts to integrate business ethics and

corporate responsibility into the graduate and undergraduate curricula. It endeavors to do so by the application of expertise, research, education and a collaborative approach to disseminating the best practices. In 1995, the center was recognized for the first MBA concentration in business ethics in the nation. Past lectures have been from a wide range of industries including Muhtar Kent, the CEO and Chairman of Coca-Cola, who discusses a sustainable future and Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, President, and CEO of Stonyfield Farms who discussed inventing a win-win future. Georg Kell is the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, which is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability effort. Kelling started his career




Kell spoke to a full Koumantzelis Auditorium. working at the UN in Geneva, with the Conference on Trade and Development. He holds advanced degrees in economics and engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and in 2000 began leading the Global


Compact which he has been with ever since. In his talk, Kell draws on his recent experience at the Global Compact Leaders Summit. The


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Seven staff members resign within one week

The Bentley Trading Room serves as a trademark for the community, dazzling perspective students and impressing college guidebooks internationally. To teach students and faculty the high tech software the facility has to offer, the university hires a group of dedicated students to staff the terminals. During a one week period from October 29 to November 5, 7 of the 8 Trading Room student staff members resigned. Former Trading Room staff members disclosed that they had been working more than 30 hours a week, 10 hours above the imposed limit of 20 hours per week for student workers. The analysts claim they had also been assuming additional responsibilities traditionally given to the Trading Room manager. In addition to their increased hours, they had been renewing licenses and updating contracts for necessary software including Bloomberg and FactSet, receiving multiple emails per day from third parties required for a functional and effective trading room. “Since I joined Bentley in April 2013, I have been collecting feedback from faculty and students on how the Hughey Center for Financial Services (HCFS) can better serve our constituents,” said Trading

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November 7, 2013

THE VANGUARD 50th EDITORIAL BOARD Bentley University, Waltham, MA 02452

Editor-In-Chief Managing Editor General Manager

Jeff Breault ‘14 Lindsay Beauregard ‘14 Brian Fuerst ‘14

Copy Editor

Nathan Marchand ‘14

News Editor

Lacey Nemergut ‘14

Campus Life Editor

zack O’malley ‘14

Features Editor

jesse darrow ‘17

Sports Editor Business Editor Photography Editor

Matt gustus ‘14 jasper huang ‘15 melisa kocarslan ‘16

Director of Production and Layout

meagan kalpokis ‘15

Director of Advertising

kevin laryea ‘15

Director of Online Services advisor Journalism Advisor

vicky lin ‘15 Nicole Chabot-Wieferich Director, Student Activities George Donnelly Executive Editor, Boston business journal


Three events you don’t want to miss

1 2 3 CAB Comedy Show

Day: Friday Time: Doors at 7:30 p.m. Location: Koum Host: CAB

Come laugh with CAB as Hannibal Buress and James Adomian bring their comedy to Bentley. Ticket required. Standby line will form before the show.

Food Fest 2013

“From Business School to Journalism”

Day: Monday Time: 5:00 p.m. Location: EDR

Come try cuisines from all around the world! There will be food, performances and music throughout the night. Ticket required.

Day: Monday Time: 3:35 p.m. Location: LaCava Conference Center 305 Host: Valente Center for the Arts & Sciences

Bentley alumnus Daniel Merica returns to campus to discuss his career at CNN and his transition from business school to journalism.

Editor’s pick Diwali Day: Saturday, November 9 Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. LocAtion: Koumantzelis Host: South Asian Student Association

Staff Writers Alex Delong ‘15, Emily Ellis ’15, Billy Fitzhenry ’15, Brendan Gerety ‘17, Ian Giancursio ‘15, Sean Harrington ‘14, Sai He ‘16, Jess Hughes ‘14, Meghan Ryan ‘14, Brian Shea ‘14, Michaela Stephenson ‘15, Nick Toselli ‘17 Columnists Julie Delongchamp ‘15, Angela Hart ‘14, Moussa Hassoun ‘14, Kevin Laryea ‘15, Jon Miksis ‘16, Usama Salim ‘17, Al-Mahdi Ebsim ‘17 Production AssistantS Sarah Egner ‘17, Brendan Gerety ‘17, Julie Keedy ‘16, Usama Salim ’17, Stephanie Seputra ‘17 Photographers Virginia Duffy ‘17, Brendan Gerety ‘17, Hongyi Jin ‘17, Garrett Meccariello ‘17, Angela Su ‘17, Mark Tsyporkin ‘17, Alex Yuan ‘17

Join the South Asian Student Association for its annual Diwali celebration. The show will feature several performances of classical, Bollywood, fusion, and bhangra dance as well as dances by freshmen, seniors and H.U.N.K.S.

Following the show, there will be an Indian dinner served in the EDR.

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Sodexo employees are the silver lining to campus dining We all know there are many things about dining on campus that we complain about; the food is sometimes dry or undercooked, the dish return conveyor belt at Seasons seems to break at least once a week, there is occasionally mold on the hot dog buns…the list goes on and on. However, we need to stop and remind ourselves that there is always a silver lining. At all of our dining locations, the silver lining is the Sodexo staff members that serve us. At Seasons, the staff as a whole is friendly and inviting. It all starts with the swipe-in desk, as they are on the front line and are always willing to talk about how our days are going. In particular, Camille is someone that all freshmen know by the end of First Week. If you don’t know by now (which is very unlikely) she loves grapes and has a nephew who plays basketball at Kentucky. Her sociability as well as wishing us a “good morning” or “good afternoon,” as well as her iconic status make her a superstar on campus. In the kitchen, there are numerous employees who all have positive attitudes and serve our food with smiles. One example is the tag team

duo of Nima and Stella who are able to remember our favorite orders and always like to chat while making our wraps and sandwiches. They serve us with smiles and always brighten our day. At the omelet station, Miguel is always a cheery person. While his culinary skills alone make him amazing, his friendliness is really what captivates us. “How are you, my friend,” he says as you’re picking what to put in your omelet. “Here you go, my friend,” he says, as your perfectly cooked omelet is placed on your plate. His friendly remarks make omelets worth the wait. But these Seasons employees are not the only examples of the friendliness that can be found in the dining hall. All of the other wonderful employees there are always wearing a smile and brighten our Seasons experiences. Down the hallway, the workers at Mad Falcon and Mein Bowl are some of the toughest and mentally strong employees Sodexo has. Dealing with all that comes with drunk college students on Friday and Saturday nights and being able to stay calm, cool and collected is something very few people can do. Elsewhere on campus, the

culture of friendly employees is present. At LaCava, the employees seem happy and sociable at all times. Maria and Melina at the Express Station in LaCava are two of the sweetest women on campus. No matter how long the line is, you know that they will be ready to greet and serve you once you get to the front. What’s most impressive is that they can maintain that attitude even during the worst lunchtime rush. The cashiers always maintain a calm demeanor as well. Ioanna and Effie are always welcoming, even if they are swiping solo. In the Dana Center, Currito is well known for its burritos and smoothies. Apart from having tasty food, the employees there are able to handle any special request and are exceptionally organized. Along with Melts, the coordination behind the counter as well as their relatable personalities makes walking to the Dana Center for a meal worth while. Overall, the Sodexo staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. So while there seems to be no cure for Seasonitis in the near future, we are thankful for the fun and friendly people that brighten our days. These people become part of our lives and are truly the silver linings at the many dining locations around campus.


ma-kirah wilkerson Courtesy of Ma-Kirah Wilkerson

for when we are truly ready for our dream jobs.

MaJOR: management LSM: health and industry HOME TOWN: dallas, tx

Advice to seniors/ words of wisdom: I would advise seniors to make every experience a learning experience. All of us may not graduate going into our dream job/career but we can make sure that we’re developing ourselves in current roles to prepare

What are your goals for this year? I am aiming to make either the Dean’s List or President’s List and if it’s in God’s will, graduate with honors. What are your plans for the future? As we all know you can plan until you’re blue in the face but whatever life has in store for you will happen regardless. I plan to embrace wherever life takes but me my initial plan is to become a Director of Community/ Public Relations for a Fortune 500 company before creating my own non-profit organization targeting at risk youth in my hometown. What can Bentley do to help you with this year? I think as long as Bentley

What is your favorite event on campus? I would have to say my favorite event is Spring Day. You can never go wrong with a good concert and great times with friends. How are you feeling about graduation? I’m anxious but very excited about moving forward. It signifies a new chapter in my life that I’m more than ready to write. What is the most valuable lesson you have learned at Bentley? There’s no such thing as work-life balance it’s just life. If you truly enjoy what you’re doing then there will be no need to balance anything because every aspect of your life will bring you some type of happiness; network and build long-lasting relationships.

STUDENT CONDUCT SUMMARY October 29 - November 6 11 Total Number of Cases 20 Total Number of Individuals Involved 0 Individuals Dismissed from Responsibility 20 Individuals Admitting Responsibility 1 Number of individuals found responsible by Conduct Board 18 Number of educational sanctions given 0 Number of Work Sanctions 3 Number of Parental Notifications $350 Cash total of fines given 3 Number of students given a Verbal Warning 17 Number of students put on Written Warning 0 Number of individuals put on Probation 0 Number of individuals put on Disciplinary Probation 0 Number of individuals who lost 15 housing credits 0 Number of individuals who lost 30 housing credits 1 Number of individuals put on Suspension (Housing) 0 Number of individuals put on Suspension (University) 0 Number of individuals expelled Provided by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs

HEALTH AND WELLNESS TIP OF THE WEEK: Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t forget your time management skills! Try to break up assignments into smaller pieces, plan out your day efficiently, and/or find a work space that maximizes productivity.

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November 7, 2013

A Lot of Pot lately? Yeah, it’s so weird On October 27, Dis- and unexpected to expatch was notified of a perience temperatures possible marijuana smok- in the forties… in New er in Lot 16. People smok- England… in November. ing trees behind Well, anyways, Trees? That some peowould be ple aren’t LEY UNIVERSITY BENT a first, really the h u h ? brightT h a t ’s est bulbs p r o b in the ably one bunch. A of the student top pot recently lots on informed N A D INFO VE SER campus, dispatch narrowly of a lack trailing the of heat in THE D Miller back Castle. Yeah, VAN GU AR lot, but safely Sherlock, you edging out the lot probably should by the soccer field. have thought about that While it may seem like when you decided to live these students are never in A CASTLE. Do you think caught, the officially re- King Arthur complained corded police information when his knights brought tells us otherwise. Let’s blankets to the round taget it together, freshmen. ble? Do you think Henry Smoke in a place where VIII was whining about the it’s a little less blatant… cold while he was divorclike Amsterdam. ing and beheading his wives? You get what you Egg-cellent sign up for. Last week, a security officer notified Dispatch Fire vs. Fenway of some smashed eggs in Last Wednesday eveForest. To be honest, we ning, at about 10 p.m., prefer our eggs scram- University Police were bled… but smashed will called to Falcone North work in a pinch. Throw for a fire alarm. This would some ketchup on ‘em, normally be a non-story… and they pretty much but this happened to be taste the same. during inning 4 of game 6 of the World Series. WhoStop with the Illegal ever the perpetrators are, Requests consider yourself lucky: To celebrate Halloween if the Sox had lost that Eve Eve, an RA requested game, you would have an escort from Orchard had dozens of superstiNorth to Oak Hall. A po- tious, drunk, angry Boslice officer informed the tonians coming for your seemingly clueless Resi- heads. Send Shane Vicdent Assistant that pros- torino, Stephen Drew and titution is illegal in these John Lacket thank you parts and that it’s prob- cards! ably not an effective use of money, anyways. The Common Sense officer went on to reasWhen you get the esure the RA that there are mail about room checks, plenty of fish in the sea get the bong out of your and that the freshmen are room. Not that hard, folks. now out of the red zone, so it’s no longer creepy to Be Careful What You pursue a romantic rela- Wish For tionship. Are you looking for a pretty chill class to sign Brisk Bus up for next semester? On Tuesday, last week, Well, watch out. On Oca male called University tober 30, a professor had Police to report that he to call Campus Police besaw the Bentley shut- cause the classroom was tle leaving the Harvard (legitimately) freezing. Square area at 60 miles Granted, one would think per hour. Moreover, the that the temperature conmale reported that the ve- trols inside the classroom hicle came very close to would do the trick, but striking a pedestrian. Fi- everyone’s craniums had nally, a little hustle out of probably already frozen those shuttle drivers! This as a result of the mindis what we’ve been wait- numbing tundra they ing for! Yeah, sure, putting were setting up shop in. innocent bystanders in Luckily, they found a new grave peril kinda sucks… classroom and learned but that’s the price you stuff. pay for punctuality. BY sEAN hARRINGTON & Duh. bRIAN sHEA the vanguard stAFF Have you noticed that it’s been getting colder RM

What are you involved in at Bentley? I am the President/Dance Coordinator of F.I.R.E . Step and Dance Squad, the ALANA Student Advancement Program Assistant Coordinator, the Treasurer of Xi Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and a Wellness Housing Mentor.

What are you looking forward to this year? I’m excited for the commencement ceremony where all of my family and friends will be there to celebrate a pivotal milestone in my life.

continues to offer plenty of networking opportunities for their management majors and assists seniors during the job search then it will be beneficial towards any senior.

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Experts convene at Bentley to discuss eating disorders

Day-long conference focuses on advancing treatments of the dangerous disorders BY Yuriy Ivavnov

Vanguard Staff Writer

This past Thursday, October 31, Bentley University professionals and leaders in their respective fields gathered to impart knowledge and wisdom. However, the topic at hand was atypical to the business and career-related issues most Bentley students encounter at all day conferences. Rather the topic was centered around “Advances in The Treatment of Eating Disorders,” and orchestrated by Walden Behavioral Care. The all-day conference featured distinguished speakers such as Stu Koman, Ph.D., President and CEO of Walden Behavioral Care, Ralph E. Carson, Ph.D. and Executive Director of FitRx, Margo Maine, Ph.D., Cofounder, Maine & Weinstein Specialty Group, a founder and adviser of the National Eating Disorder Association, Karen Miller, Ph.D., Director, Neuroendocrine Research Program in Women’s Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Kamryn T. Eddy, Ph.D. and Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D., Co-Directors, Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and M.D., James Greenblatt the Medical Director of Eating

Disorder Services at Walden Behavioral Care. With a wide array of engaging topics ranging from “Low Carb Mania – Facts and Fantasies” to “New Hormone Treatments for Anorexia Nervosa,” the presented was understandably palpable, yet a common thread of certain necessity for action linked all of the presenters. As Dr. Greenblatt stoutly put, “Communication plays an essential role, because many people do not realize that eating disorders are lifethreatening and that they are especially widespread among college students. Many college students who have eating disorders are either too ashamed to seek treatment or are unaware of how dangerous their disorder can be.” Eating disorders are increasingly becoming more common on campuses nationwide with health professionals pointing to unrealistic and unhealthy expectations of ideal male and female bodies propagated by the media and culture at large. Without delving too far into speculation, it is not difficult to imagine that naturally competitive environments such as college campuses may give rise to unhealthy behavior such as the female triad in the hopes of achieving higher perceived social status and/or self-es-

teem. This creates a problem prevalent in diagnosing eating disorders. As Dr. Greenblatt explained “those who have eating disorders are often in denial about it” thus they see no need to seek treatment as they are doing what one junior female who wishes to remain anonymous states “whatever it takes to get what I want out of me – to get ahead of the other girl next to me.” As psychologists have found out this sort of mentality is reinforced through experiences females have throughout college with many carrying the habits formed during this time throughout their lifetimes. Which is precisely why Dr. Greenblatt asserts that “universities ought to include information about eating disorders in their student orientation programs” in an effort to curtail the process early on.   Some disorders such as anorexia nervosa are particularly visible and are well known because of this, some such as bulimia nervosa are known but often times hidden by those participating in the behavior and often maintain varied bodyweights which make identification of potential victims troublesome. If one was to notice an eating disorder in a friend or family member Dr. Greenblatt offers this advice: “It’s important to approach the subject tactfully. Be very deli-

cate and not accusing. Use “I” statements about what you see and how you feel about it. Don’t diagnose it or seek to treat it, but point out issues in a specific way. Don’t say “You never eat.” Instead, say, “I don’t see you eating during the school day. I’m concerned about that.” Don’t try to fix the problem, but express concern. Also, go to an adult you trust who is in a position to help. Yet the matter can become even trickier with disorders such as binge eating, for which men account for 40 percent of the total diagnoses. More than simply “pigging out” according to Dr. Greenblatt it “is characterized by uncontrollable, excessive eating, followed by feelings of shame and guilt.” People with binge eating disorder create a negative feedback loop where they become emotionally tied to what they consume and get entangled in sort of a dopamine fuel love/ hate relationship that is eerily similar to an emotionally distressed victim returning to an abusive partner. Ponder that next time you approach a meal with a sense of guilt and truly consider the reasoning of why these emotions occur. In some capacity, the majority of those reading this have heard about these disorders, regardless of whether we chose to ignore our own

personal experiences with them or not; however, there was one brought to light that may well take many by surprise. Colloquially it is called “Drunkorexia” and it is the act of starving oneself (skipping meals) in order to prepare for a night or weekend of drinking – so the logic goes that if one forgoes calories during the day or night leading up to binge drinking then the effects of the alcohol on weight gain would be limited. These activities are happening on campus every day often hidden in fear of the stigma of having an eating disorder. Therein lies that negative feedback loop much bulimic nervosa victims experience: eating disorders can cause permanent physical and psychological scars that stay with the individual for the rest of their live, so we deny. We deny that we may have it, that our friends may have it. We look past it towards something we see in the mirror. Some inadequacy and feeling of guilt that we cannot accept or deal with, yet it doesn’t have to be that way, a person can look past the mirror at the bigger picture of what they are missing out on by respecting their bodies and minds. To reach out for a conversation, contact the Center for Health and Wellness or talk with a family member or friend.

Daniel Merica, CNN BENTLEY ALUMNUS “From Business School to Journalism” Monday, November 11, 2013 3:35-4:50 p.m. LaCava 305AB

Bentley beginnings

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Harry C. Bentley

There are so many reasons to celebrate Bentley this year. The Class of 2017 marks a milestone as Bentley’s centennial class. The Vanguard continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary as the official student newspaper on the Bentley campus. This semester we will be sharing noteworthy stories about Bentley’s past from the archives of The Vanguard.

29 Years ago this week Originally published November 8, 1984

Bentley Receives $1 Million Henry E. Rauch of Durham, NC, has continued a remarkable record of support and service to Bentley College by donating $1 million to the institution. Mr. Rauch, a 1924 evening graduate of the college, which specializes in business education, has been directly associated with it for 66 years. He played an important leadership role in the growth of the then-Bentley School of Accounting and Finance into Bentley College. Elected by founder Harry C. Bentley, his personal friend and associate, Mr. Rauch became one of the 27 charter members of the Board of Trustees in 1948. In 1970, Mr. Rauch was elected chairman of the board and Dr. Gregory H. Adamian was elected president. Dr. Adamian, thanking Mr. Rauch personally for his latest benefaction, commented, “Bentley College has become

the highly-respected seventh largest undergraduate college of business in the country in large part because of Henry’s thoughtful leadership, unerring judgment and generosity.” Dr. Adamian noted that the $1 million gift was the largest single gift ever received by the college, and will be applied to its current capital campaign goal of $10 million. The gift was in the form of an annuity to establish the Rauch Family Endowment Fund, the income from which shall be unrestricted to use. Mr. Rauch, who holds the only honorary degree ever conferred by Bentley College, a Doctor of Laws, retired from the board in 1978. Electing him Chairman Emeritus and Honorary Trustee, the board said, “We salute in the strongest terms we know his intelligent, articulate, inspiring leadership, and thank him most sincerely

for the privilege of having served under him on the board.” Mr. Rauch had been general chairman of the Golden Anniversary Campaign that helped finance the college’s relocation from Boston to its present suburban campus in Waltham. The college also benefits continuously from the Henry E. Rauch Faculty Enrichment Fund, which provides financial support for proposals that foster academic excellence. In his letter to President Adamian confirming the $1 million gift, Mr. Rauch wrote, “It is my hope that this additional ‘vote of confidence’ in the future of Bentley College will encourage other alumni and friends to make generous gifts to the college with particular emphasis on increasing the Permanent Endowment Fund.” The college annually graduates more than 1,000

students with bachelor or master’s degrees. By combining a strong liberal arts base with business specializations, Bentley has found a ready market worldwide for its graduates. Mr. Rauch also has had close ties to Duke University in Durham, serving as member

and vice chairman of the Board of Trustees. In 1975, Duke conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws on him. Mr. Rauch as had a distinguished business career, culminating his election as chairman of the board of Burlington Industries, Inc., in 1962. He retired in 1970.

Rauch, second from left, presents $1 million to the college.

35 Years ago this week

46 Years ago this week

Originally published November 9, 1978

Originally published November 7, 1967

Harry C. Bentley Dies At Age 90 Bentley graduate Harry Clark Bentley, the Founder and President Emeritus of Bentley College, died Sunday, November 5, 1967, in Kinston, North Carolina. Mr. Bentley had been in poor health for the past several years. Mr. Bentley began the predecessor Bentley School in 1917, with an initial enrollment of 297 students. Through his efforts and foresight the School grew and prospered, becoming one of the leading institutions of its kind in the country. In 1948, Mr. Bentley gave his entire interest to the School to a new nonprofit corporation managed by the Board of Trustees. He served as President of the School until January 22, 1953, at which time he retired and was elected President Emeritus. The following salute to Mr. Bentley appeared in the Bentley Alumnus in January, 1958: “Pioneer in the field of accounting, author, art enthusiast, inspiring teacher, prodigious worker, and fervent

guide, the counselor to two generations of students, Mr. Bentley has achieved a goal worthy of any man’s highest ambition by contributing im-

measurably to the success of thousands of “his boys and girls.” A more fitting tribute cannot be written.

Bentley passed away on November 6, 1967.

achieves highest score in National CPA exam

Roger D. Guerin, a 1978 Bentley graduate, has been named a co-winner of the Elijah Watt Sells Medal Award for achieving the highest grade total for the 1978 Uniform CPA Examinations. Guerin competed against 49,791 candidates throughout the nation who took the examination last May. He shared the Sells Award for the highest grade with two other students. Guerin took the four-part examination during a three-day period last May in Boston. The examination is one of three requirements candidates must meet in order to become Certified Public Accountants. Guerin, who majored in accounting at Bentley, credited the college for helping him achieve the top rank in the national examination. “My Bentley education was a definite asset in preparing me for the examination,” Guerin said, “particularly the account-

ing courses that were offered during the last semester of my senior year.” Guerin transferred to Bentley in 1976 from the University of Maine at Portland. While at Bentley he worked as a student manager of the Brickyard Tavern, a tutor in the Accounting Workshop, and for SAGA Food Service. Guerin was an active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity serving as Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, and a member of the Board of Trustees and executive committee. He served as a representative of TKE on the InterFraternity-Sorority Council. His other activities included the Jazz Band, Pep Band, Bridge Club, Bentley Accounting Society and intramural football, basketball, and softball. Guerin graduated from Bentley last June with highest honors, and is now employed as a staff accountant in the Portland, Maine, office of Ernst and Ernst.

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summit took place this past September at the Grand Hyatt in New York City and brought together executives from all over the globe to develop corporate sustainability for post2015. Kell discussed the principles of the UN Global Compact which focus on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. He asserts that when corporations follow these principle they end up creating more business for



the crowd and what the organiziers claimed as the “largest disco ball on the East Coast.” The visuals accompanying the lights and sounds were created by Jay Nightride, of Nightride Visuals, who just recently accompanied famous house DJs Hardwella and Fedde le Grande. Sitting in a circle on the floor, just two hours before showtime, fouder Bobby Dutton and operations manager Dan spoke with a group of students to explain the mission of GrooveBoston. The non-stop party company and its motto of “Rinse. Rage. Repeat,” have roots in Bobby’s experience DJing frat parties at Tufts University back in 2000. Last year’s tour, he noted, was titled the “Visceral Tour” because it was all about creating music that connected with the heart and soul, not just the ears. In fact, “visceral” is defined by Merriam-Webster as “coming from strong emotions, not from logic or reason.” It was this, the founders explained, that they were trying to tap into in each and every show. This year’s tour took on a different mantra, codenamed the “Vitality Tour” and was designed to take this connection one step further. Defined as the pecularity distinguishing the living from the nonliving, vitatily emphasizes the tanngible and animated.


themselves by driving globalization that will contribute to the global economy. Currently more than 8,000 companies in over 135 countries have agreed to develop, implement, and disclose of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices. One challenge facing the Global Compact is to move from incremental change to progress on a massive scale. Collective action, known as the pooling effect is the way to get to the root of problems in society. Businesses’ relationships with society have changed

over the past decade. Kell points out that businesses can no longer hide behind one government, as more and more businesses perform daily international transactions. Corruption between businesses and governments can no longer be swept under the rug. The event was highly successful for the Center for Business Ethics which is on its way to becoming a leading center and resource for Bentley University. Georg Kell’s lecture marked the 20th Raytheon Presentation on Business Ethics to date.

“Life is organic,” Dutton explained to the group of students, “so we wanted to make the expereince more organic. You’ll notice less straight-lines, but more cicles and curves, more beauty in simplicity.” The two seemed keenly interested in understanding the experience of the audience, emphasizing the different tools they used to gauge the crowd interest at any given moment. Everything down to the set list was desinged to move in synchronicity with the mood of the students, slowing down the tempo and speeding it up again at the perfect time to get that desired wow moment from the crowd that helps to maintain the energy level of the show. And they didn’t disappoint. Senior Conor Higgins reminisced about his final GrooveBoston saying, “I think Canadian pop icon Celine Dion put it best when she said, ‘We’ll stay forever this way. You are safe in my heart and my heart will go on and on’.” Rumors of the event being cancelled in the future have already begun to circle around campus due to a number of students being placed under protective custody (PCs) for intoxication before and during the event. However, a decision to hold or cancel the event may not be as clear cut as that. When asked to comment, CAB responded by saying,

“With regards to the rumors that it may not happen, as of right now, we just do not know. Student Activities ultimately makes that decision, however CAB will most likely plan for a fourth year and when the time comes for event applications, we will see what Student Activities [says].” Despite this rumoured hestiation on the part of Bentley administration, GrooveBoston seemed more than pleased with the show they put on and their annual Bentley experience. “Our team was EXTREMELY happy with the show on Saturday. The mystique of this event has been growing each year and we work hard to make sure it’s always unique and hard-hitting,” said Dutton. “We love this show and working with Bentley and it was great to see brand-new elements so well-received. The set was a unique variation of the Vitality Tour concept—designed with the Bentley CAB team—to capture the intense, dark vibe of Halloween and to exceed the expectations of students. Based on the feedback we’ve heard and the initial photos & videos, we’re happy to mark this as ‘mission accomplished’.” Pictures from the event and student costume-candids can be found on the GrooveBoston Facebook page at GrooveBoston.



Room Managing Director Amy Whittaker. “One of the main requests across campus is for the trading room to have a more welcoming and diverse pool of talent, including a wider breadth of majors, more grad students on staff, representatives from CWB, Honors Program, BIG and BMG. It’s an exciting time to be here in the trading room and we welcome everyone to come by and meet our team.” “We’re pretty proud of the Trading Room,” said a former staff member. “We don’t do the job for the money. We’re doing it because we like the room. It’s an important piece of Bentley. Unfortunately, things escalated to a point where we no longer felt it was in our best interest to stay there.” Trading Room students receive compensation of $10.25 per hour without an incremental increase. Traditionally, the Trading Room has benefited from senior intellectual capital. Those with seniority in the lab who have learned the specifics, including how professors prefer their projects completed and how certain software licenses are dealt with, have passed on their acquired knowledge to the incoming students. “While the former team was helpful in certain restricted areas, their recent departures have created a wonderful opportunity to build a top quality staff,” said Whittaker. “Our new student staff brings

with it emotional intelligence, professionalism, a strong capacity to serve our clients and a willingness to help fellow students and faculty. We are very fortunate to have this great group of students representing the Hughey Center for Financial Services.” The interview process for the position has reportedly changed significantly. It included an initial resume screening, a super-day interview that included a personal meeting with each current staff member, followed by a presentation on a common program such as FactSet or Bloomberg. Given the demands of the interview process, there were limited qualified candidates. However, the new interview process is dramatically different in regards to how it is conducted. For the resigned tight knit group, the Trading Room has become a feeder for major firms on Wall Street. Dedicated alumni had maintained contact with resigned members and assisted in both the application and interview processes. “They’re upset at the direction it’s taking now and they’re not sure what it means for the future,” said a former Trading Room staff member. “They’re very proud of the legacy of the Trading Room and the way it was run when they were there.” Editor’s Note: Former Trading Room staff members spoke to The Vanguard under the condition of anonymity.

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BY Nick toselli

Vanguard Staff Writer

October 30, 11:23 p.m. was a great time to be a Red Sox fan. Koji Uehara’s strikeout pitch for the final out of Game 6 was immediately followed by tweets and texts calling for green space celebrations. They were, of course, immediately met with students rushing en masse to the lower campus. Campus officials proved that students are not the only prepared members of the Bentley community. Extra staff was called in to watch over the inevitable celebrations after the win was official. Indeed just hours prior to the first pitch, Assistant Dean John Piga sent out an e-mail to all students in anticipation of a Red Sox victory and the corresponding celebration. While the e-mail didn’t explicitly forbid any such celebration, perhaps

recognizing it as inevitable, it did ask Bentley students to “celebrate responsibly” whether that be on or offcampus. It also mentioned that an increased amount of security staff and student affairs staff would be on hand just in case. Students poured out of dorms and headed right towards the lower geen space, the popular spot for big student gatherings. Lower campus was filled with Red Sox and patriotic U.S.A. chants. Here students had a chance to do their best post-championship locker room impressions. Anywhere around Boston was a great place to celebrate the end to a season that grew with such intensity. Sophomore James Feraco commented, “We did pretty well but not even close to a shirtless Napoli on the streets of Boston”. Feraco was referring to Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli, who

has since become infamous for walking the streets of Boston alone, inebriated and lacking a shirt in celebration of his victory. So much so in fact, that the videos and reactions on such sites as Barstool Sports Boston and Deadspin prompted Napoli to continue the shirtless carousing during the victory parade through the city. Long-time Red Sox fan Michelle Giordano was nearly faint, among others, from excitement after the game. “It was awesome to celebrate a World Series win with the school and Boston. It’s been a long time since we won in Boston. We got to party like it was 1918,” she remarked with a laugh. Facilities worked late beyond their duty to clean up after the celebration; their hard work made lower look untouched in the morning and the student body thanks them for accommodating the festivities.

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World Series 2013: Lower green space celebration

Students congregated on the lower green space after the Sox win.

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Red Sox players revel in victory at Boston’s Championship Parade

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Burnin’ Up: The Jonas Brothers

Falcons share their thoughts.

What’s your favorite part of Halloween and/or GrooveBoston? Emily jang ‘15 MaJOR: Marketing LSM: Global perspectives MINOR: IDCC

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Anish joshi ‘16 MaJOR: marketing

My favorite part of GrooveBoston was seeing it all come together. This is because I’m one of the CAB concerts co-chairs. Also, the snow!

esperanza silva ‘16 MaJOR: marketing

Seeing everyone’s different costumes and having the Bentley community come together to celebrate Halloween.

david connell ‘17 MaJOR: undecided

My favorite part of Halloween is decorating my room and dressing up with a pink feather boa.

dale lasorsa ‘14 MaJOR: management LSM: health & industry

I enjoy the energy that comes from the student body as they prepare their costumes for the festivities of the weekend. One of the top weekends for Bentley spirit is the weekend of GrooveBoston! BY Brendan Gerety the vanguard stAFF

The metaphorical purity ring has at last been removed. Last week, the Jonas Brothers announced their disbandment. The unceremonious news merely confirmed the already veritable truth: the Jonas Brothers have been irrelevant since 2009. For perspective, four years ago, Tim Tebow was at the University of Florida and Apple had not yet introduced the iPad. The brothers Kevin, Nick and Joe cited “creative differences” as the official reason for their break-up, but the rudimentary PR answer is akin to the tip of an iceberg: much more lies beneath. But to fully appreciate the drastic decline of the Jonas Brothers’ star, one must first take a trip down memory lane and recall the monumental degree of success the Disney darlings achieved. The Jonas Brothers rose to worldwide prominence in 2007 with their eponymous sophomore album, which spawned middle school dance staples “S.O.S.” and “When You Look Me in the Eyes.” High-profile performances at the White House, Teen Choice Awards and Dick Clark’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” further cemented their status as teenage heartthrobs. The next year brought along even greater fortune: a headlining tour, a Rolling Stone cover, the release of platinum-certified album “A Little Bit Longer,” a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist and an appearance on SNL propelled the trio to the upper echelons of pop culture prestige. The brothers rode this wave of popularity into 2009, releasing both a concert film and their third album in three years. Altogether, in their heyday, the Jonas Brothers sold over 20 million albums and had 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. So, what happened? How did the Jonas Brothers go from perpetually selling out stadiums to filling only 6,000 of 16,000 seats at a concert this past July? From releasing a fifth studio album and embarking on a 19-date fall tour

to abruptly revoking both? The answer, as is the norm with dissolution stories, is multifaceted. The inability of the brothers to establish musical chemistry is the internal issue, but external problems appeared long before. The Jonas Brothers were a casualty of the aggrandizement of technology during the late aughts. The rising popularity of Twitter and SoundCloud enabled casual internet users to easily discover and share rising artists. Since the Jonas Brothers were an already established act, users did not feel the urge to generate buzz about them through the platforms. Rather, people began using the new social sites to rave about artists who were just beginning to blow up. A perfect example of this is Justin Bieber, whose song “One Time” was uploaded to YouTube in July 2009. Bieber’s polarizing debut elicited strong, divisive opinions and listeners would then use Twitter to share their two cents. This type of user-generated promotion helped Bieber gain recognition. The emergence of new artists meant that customers had more choices when it came to buying music; less and less of each dollar was spent on Jonas Brothers’ discography as more emerging musicians became popular. In addition, their fanbase began to experience album fatigue after the

third release in three years. Because the Jonas Brothers were releasing albums at twice the industry average, even the most devoted of fans found it difficult to justify such frequent purchases. After the release of “Lines, Vines and Trying Times,” the individual brothers pursued solo careers, further adding to the horizontal diffusion of each customer dollar. The metamorphosis of the personal lives of Kevin, Nick and Joe also fueled their descent into obscurity. A wellpublicized chastity campaign, driven by the Disney propaganda machine, gave the Jonas Brothers the clean, wholesome image that ruffles few feathers. But as with any young act, the Jonas Brothers inadvertently began to sexualize as they grew older. With each new smokeshow girlfriend, intentionally groomed shirtless Twitpic selfie and lascivious TMZ rumor, the brothers gradually shed their auspicious reputation. The Jonas Brothers 2.0, portrayed by the media as a trio of rambunctious sex addicts, became the antithesis of what society desires in a star. As their public image worsened, they began to lose favor with America. The Jonas Brothers’ saga is an effective model for predicting the future for today’s “it” boy bands. As with ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys of yore, the Jonas Brothers enjoyed a number of years in which they were the influential pop culture trendsetters. Today, the band that best fits the mold established by the aforementioned groups is One Direction. By taking a look at the career path precedents in the genre, it would be reasonable to suggest that the Londonbased quintet have reached the zenith of their popularity. Such is the nature of the music industry – a vicious cycle that introduces and replaces artists like interchangeable parts when the artists fall out of favor. One day very soon, the next big thing will arrive and One Direction will become a fond piece of nostalgia filed under the hashtag #tbt.

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My favorite part of Halloween is seeing how people put a twist on their costumes and add a creative edge.

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At one point each of the the brothers pursued solo careers.


Kim: Third time’s the charm? BY Alexandra delong Vanguard Staff Writer

november 7, 2013


Falcons share their thoughts.

What was the best Halloween costume you saw this weekend? Kellie Renk ‘15 MaJOR: CFA

The best Halloween costume I saw this year was a slutty cat because it was so original.

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Kim Kardashian is unabashedly one of the biggest celebrities in the world, largely due to her hit television show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” But another part of the celebrity puzzle, you could say, stems from her well-known daily life; the men she dates, the clothes she wears and the pictures she Instagrams to her legions of followers, just waiting to catch a glimpse of her infamous derriere. Recently making headlines for her and raising the amount of shine emanating from her star power, was her engagement to Kanye West. West is one of the few people in the world that could legitimately claim as much notoriety as Kardashian, constantly in the news for making outlandish statements in interviews, including selfproclamations that he is a “God.” One of the most notable moments in West’s life was at the 2009 Video Music Awards, when he stormed the stage as Taylor Swift was receiving an award, only to announce that Beyoncé had “one of the best videos of all time.” Of course, controversy ensued. It would seem that Kanye and Kim, in combining their polarizing images, would be a match made in heaven. On paper, Kim’s engagement to Kanye seems perfect, until you realize that this won’t be her first march down the aisle. Her first marriage occurred when she was just 19 years old to music producer Damon Thomas, but it ended in divorced after just three years. Possibly in an effort to outdo herself, her second marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries, following an expensive and large-scale wedding, lasted only 72 days. The length of the marriage has since been ridiculed by the media and talk of whether the marriage was staged for publicity had spread. As Kim has made her fame from creating

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Kim and Kanye at the Givenchy Fashion show. headlines from her personal life, this idea does not seem so shocking. Now that Kim is set to marry for the third time, just months after her divorce to Humphries was finalized, one can only question its validity. Perhaps one of the only things that could keep this power couple together is the glue of their newborn child. Their daughter, North West (the naming of whom has produced a media-storm of its own), was born on June 15 of this year and is the first child for them both. Since North’s birth, Kim has been significantly less photographed by the paparazzi and has been less available for interviews. Additionally, the couple has decided not to sell pictures of their newborn, as most celebrity couples do, to magazine outlets willing to pay millions of dollars for the precious photos. Perhaps this is in an effort to protect their daughter, so that she may be able to lead a more private life than her

parents. And let’s be honest, it’s not as if Kim and Kanye need the extra money. And if it’s not baby North that keeps them together, maybe the maturity Kim can now claim from being 33 years old will help to secure a happy marriage. Even though this will be Kanye’s first marriage, he too is now 36 years old. This age difference is the smallest that Kim has encountered in her marriages and perhaps their bond will grow from being in more similar places in life. Are many people expecting this marriage to end like all her others? Of course they are. Are they right? Only time will tell. As divorce is all too common in Hollywood-Land and Kim herself doesn’t shy away from the subject, it seems like it could be a very plausible outcome for this provocative duo. But, if there’s something Kim and Kanye do well, it’s shock people. Maybe their best publicity stunt will be a long, happy marriage.

aj lacey ‘16 MaJOR: CFA MINOR: Law

The best Halloween costume I saw this weekend was the masked bandits.

shak uttam ‘16 MaJOR: finance

The best Halloween cosutme I saw this weekend was Miley Cyrus dressed as a wrecking ball.

Diane garrow ‘14 MaJOR: Accounting MINOR: Law

The best one I saw this weekend was Mugatu from Zoolander.

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Rachel wong ‘16 MaJOR: Accounting MINOR: Law

Kim and Kanye attended Paris Fashion Week together.

The best Halloween costume I saw this weekend was a bunch of minions.

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Serengetee products feature simple t-shirts with decorative pockets. BY Jasper Huang Business editor

Stories of entrepreneurial college ventures crop up day in, day out – but the successful ones are far and few. One such success story goes by the name of Serengetee – a fashion brand that owes its roots to passion and compassion. According to Bentley’s own Serengetee representative Giana Manganaro, “[Serengetee] is a pocket tee company that uses fabrics from all around the globe. Between 5 to 13 percent of the profits of each shirt go back to the different non-profit causes Serengetee has partnered with, including

causes supporting animals, education, the environment and more.” The inception of Serengetee came when three college students, Jeff Steitz, Ryan Westberg and Nate Holterman were doing a semester at sea study abroad program. According to their website, while the founders explored the world on a floating academic campus, they “toured markets in over 15 countries, picking out authentic fabrics and meeting amazing people in all corners of the globe.” Serengetee makes it possible for individuals to fight poverty in style and, “to connect people to the globe through

fabric while giving back to the communities that inspire our products.” With different fabrics from all over the world that support a total of 32 causes, 50 foundations and even customizable Serengetee pockets, there are a wealth of possibilities to purchase trendy pocket Ts and to give back. This is truly a startup success story built on the passion and perseverance of its founders. According to Forbes interviews with Steitz, with nothing more than $3,000, the initial factory and logistics center of Seregetee was Jeff Steitz’s dorm room, as well as local tailors. Pouring every last penny the founders had into the business, the three founders expanded production and distribution to a warehouse in LA, dramatically increasing operational efficiency. ‘Made-to-order’ products and keeping costs low with simple T’s to contrast their colorful and artistic patterned pockets, Serengetee pulls in profit margins of 60 to 80 percent – and with such a high margin, CEO Steitz believes that the 5 to 13 percent charitable donations can be sustained in the long run. With $140,000 in revenue during their first year and a projected number upwards of $250,000 for 2013, things are looking good for Serenge-

tee. With already limited overhead due to a large focus on online sales and social media marketing, Serengetee is well positioned to take advantage of the booming online marketplace and social media landscape. To broaden their reach domestically, Serengetee focuses on its appeal to fellow college students, with 150 campus representatives dispersed through the continental U.S. If you would like to check out more about Serengetee, or simply get in touch with them regarding future opportuni-

ties, be sure to check out their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Don’t forget, we also have a Serengetee campus rep of our own here at Bentley. Giana Manganaro, a junior here at Bentley, is responsible for promoting Serengetee and their products around campus – you can also input her discount code ‘gmanganaro’ for a 10 percent discount on your next Serengetee order! If you would like to learn more about the company, don’t hesitate to reach out to her at mangana_

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Changing the world one Serengetee at a time

Fabrics from all around the world are used for the t-shirts.


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When speaking to family and friends back home, I am often asked what my favorite trip has been so far. The question seems easy enough, but I have always had a hard time coming up with an answer. You see, every trip I have taken has been so special and each experience has been so unique that it is difficult to pit each visit up against each other and pick out which I liked the most. Nevertheless, if I had to choose, I would say that Croatia was my favorite trip so far. Croatia was my first trip out of Budapest. Nine of the people I had just met decided to rent two cars and drive down to Du-

brovnik. During a fourteen-hour car ride along the coast of Croatia (and a little bit of Bosnia,) I not only saw the most beautiful sights I have seen in my entire life, but also formed a special bond with people I knew close to nothing about the previous day. I remember parking mountainside for the drivers to take a nap and watching the sunrise. In that moment, I felt so grateful to be able to study abroad and see all these places that I probably would never see otherwise. In Dubrovnik, I was able to stretch out on the sixth best beach in the world. Fun fact, this beach is right next to where a good part of Game of Thrones is filmed. That evening, we made our way to Split, the city in which we were staying for the

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night. After enjoying some of the beaches there, we made our way to Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO protected site in Croatia. This park contained the most beautiful lakes and waterfalls I have ever laid eyes on. While the sites our group saw as a whole were obviously beautiful, I appreciated the drive down more than anything else. I would have not seen the mountains or the sunset over the ocean had I flown to Croatia or even taken the train. It was on this trip that I also recognized the importance of good company. Today, I am not only thankful for having spent four days in a country as beautiful as Croatia, but also for the friendships I made along the way.

I actually just got back from a trip on Monday! In France, everyone had a week off for the Toussaint vacation. A lot of people I know went to Portugal or Eastern Europe or back home, but I decided that I wanted to go to Scotland. My great-grandmother and her family came to America in 1907 from Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. I grew up hearing all of these stories about my family, Scottish culture, our ancestral clan (which is Gunn, by the way, and I found a scarf with its tartan) and the history of Scotland itself. So, you can imagine that I have always wanted to visit. And for the vacation, I decided to just go. Originally, I was going to go all the way up to Inverness (near Loch Ness) and then down to Edinburgh, but, when my mom found out about my trip, she began emailing our family members. I knew that I had relatives in Scotland who I apparently met when I was eight, but since my trip was so soon, I hadn’t wanted to inconvenience them with a surprise trip. Once my mom starting emailing everyone, I re-

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Earlier this semester, I travelled north through the Italian Alps and into Switzerland, where I stayed for three days. I stayed in St. Moritz, a Swiss town regularly visited by the likes of George Clooney and other A-listers, especially during the winter. The attraction for high-end clientele comes from St. Moritz’s natural beauty and the many different opportunities for thrill seekers. During the winter season, St. Moritz is home to ice horse-race skiing (Google it), bobsledding and skiing in the Alps. I’m definitely the outdoorsy type, so, staying in the valley where St. Moritz is situated, with a beautiful lake as the centerpiece and surrounded on all sides by the Swiss Alps, was right up my alley. From the abundance of Swiss chocolate, to the amazing


ceived a response in a couple of hours. They told me to skip Inverness and come visit them in Pitlochry, a little town in the center of the Highlands. So, I got off my bus and spent three days with them. I can’t say how amazing it was. They drove me all around the Highlands, which is easily the most beautiful place in the world and showed me all of these castles and tiny towns, isles and everything that they love about Scotland. I loved the country and it was very interesting to learn Scottish history, which I did not know very much about. But, the thing that meant the most to me was learning about my family. My uncle gave me a family tree and a paper that explained who everyone was and how everyone was related. It was beyond wonderful to learn my ancestry and all of the things that have contributed to who I am. That was more valuable to me than any other trip could have been. I’ll be going back to Scotland and if you ever have the chance, you should definitely go! Even if you don’t have any relatives there, just the scenery is enough to make the trip worth it.

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Johnston recently visited the Swiss town of St. Moritz.

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sites provided by the natural landscape, to the more-thanfriendly Swiss people who happily showed us all around, it was a memorable experience. I went during a down-time for tourists, which meant the bar scene was a bunch of locals. We found one bar that seemed to be holding the whole town and had some unbelievably good live music. With views overlooking the town and the lake and views of the Alps in all directions, I don’t imagine I’ll ever find another bar like it. To cap off the trip, I headed back into Italy by way of the Bernina Express, an iconic red train that winds up and through the Swiss Alps, peaking at an incredible 7,392 feet. On both sides, you are able to see glaciers carving out the Alps,and the bluest glacial lakes you could ever imagine. There is no doubt in my mind that I will find myself back in Switzerland someday.


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Power to Ethiopia Just laugh. This was the major message at various events held across Ethiopia, last Thursday, in celebration of National Laughter Day. Held annually since 2002, the day sees interested Ethiopians congregate to laugh simply for the sake of laughing. Despite not being a holiday, a scenario which would have easily increased the length and decibel level of laughs heard across the country, promoters of National Laughter Day claim it reduces stress and fosters peace and harmony. Aggressive economic growth moves driven by the Ethiopian government mean that Ethiopians may have actual reasons to laugh in the near future. Indeed, if recent developments in Ethiopia’s energy sector are anything to go by, laughter may soon be put to use as a source of renewable energy. Reykjavik Geothermal (RG), an Icelandic-American geothermal power development company, recently signed a $4 billion contract with the government-owned Ethio-

pian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) to supply electricity to the country through a 1000MW geothermal power plant to be constructed in Ethiopia’s volcanically active Rift Valley. The plant is projected to be fully operational by 2021. Geothermal power generation involves either hot water being converted into steam or steam being obtained straight from underneath the earth’s surface. The steam then rotates a turbine which activates an electricity producing generator. Once the geothermal project is completed, EEPCO will begin annual payments of $630.7 million to RG. EEPCO’s head, Miret Debebe, hopes that the electricity produced can be exported to neighboring East African countries to earn significant revenue. Geothermal heat’s status as a renewable energy source means the plant will help Ethiopia achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025. The $290 million Ashegoda Wind Farm, formally

launched on October 26, shows the Ethiopian government is not resting on its renewable energy laurels. Now Africa’s largest wind farm, the 120MW project will generate electricity for about 100,000 homes, particularly pleasing for the government as it covered only 9 percent of the cost of construction. Ethiopia’s current installed electricity capacity stands at around 2100MW. The government’s stated objective of increasing capacity to 10000MW in the next few years, which is partially due to a 32 percent annual growth rate in energy demand, means Ashegoda is a small but important step in meeting the country’s current and future energy needs. The wind farm and geothermal plant pale in comparison to ‘The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’ (GERD), a quite unsurprising fact given the gravity dam’s grandiose name. Currently under construction, the dam on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile River will be Africa’s largest hydro-electric power station when complet-

ed. At a cost of more than four billion dollars and projected to generate 6000MW of power the dam is scheduled to be completed in 2017. According to Yilma Seleshi of the Ethiopian Water Resource Institute, the dam could earn the country up to 2 million euros daily from power sales to surrounding countries. The ramifications of the dam project have caused tensions between Ethiopia and its neighbours, particularly Egypt. The Egyptian government is particularly worried about the effect the project will have on its water security as 86 percent of the water that flows into the Nile, Egypt’s key water source, originates in Ethiopia. Monday’s meeting in Khartoum of the Egyptian, Sudanese and Ethiopian water resource ministers made progress in resolving the issues raised by GERD. The main goal of the meeting was to reach a consensus on how to cooperatively implement the recommendations made in the International Panel of Experts report

KEVIN D. LARYEA A junior majoring in economics- finance. on GERD and its implications for Sudan and Egypt. The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn recently proposed treating the Renaissance Dam as a regional joint venture between the three countries instead of the current situation in which the project is seen as singularly Ethiopian. This proposal and the panel’s findings seem to have thawed tensions between Ethiopia and Egypt. This is illustrated by Egyptian and Ethiopian politicians emphasizing the mutual benefits that the project holds and the opportunities it brings to the region. This is a far cry from a year ago when Egyptian politicians were left red faced when their discussions on how to stop or sabotage GERD were mistakenly broadcast live on Egyptian television.


The Millennial Recently there’s a trend among those not born in the millennial generation to degrade and insult us as we come of age and are more conscious of our surroundings. I’ve briefly addressed the subject before in the context of my own experiences but a longer piece is due. The stereotype that has been stamped on the forehead of every millennial is one of the ungracious narcissistic social media obsessed lazy self-entitled “trophy child” who is given everything. Like any stereotype, it is rife with inaccuracies.

This stereotype is also perpetuated by those of our own generation which makes the ignorance behind the argument self-damaging. Let this be a guide to respond to anyone who dismisses our generation. First, observers so often fail to realize the false comparison being built by comparing today’s generation with them. Comparing the values of someone over the age of 35 with individuals who have barely graduated college is a flawed method of reasoning in any argument. All people in our age group

Our generation is often criticized for our avid use of social media.

are self-interested, bodyconscious, social individuals. They fail to consider that our world view changes with age just like theirs did. Second, yes we are obsessed with social media. It’s an amazing platform that has changed the world. It has made the internet social, useful and familiar. Had this technology been available for any previous generation, it’s unlikely to have been much different in its function, even if it differs in its content. Of course, as with any new technology, we are learning its boundaries and stumbling as we do it but this is natural (and older generations have endorsed social media just as much at this point in its life cycle). Third, the lazy- “trophy child” who gets it all is a claim which reflects more about the accuser than it does on our generation. It’s an inherently classicist privileged claim by a select few to represent an entire generation. Is the teen working part time in high school to help her family get by lazy? Is the college student unable to pay for the rising cost of education selfentitled? As you can see, this claim is often made by upper middle class or wealthy individuals or groups who are exposed to the self-entitlement that can sometimes come with being born into wealth.

When the wealth distribution continues to tighten as it has over the last 30 years, more millennials are and will grow into families that don’t have many of the privileges that come with increasing wealth. Like any stereotype, it applies characteristics of a few to the many. Fourth, while there is some research that indicates that people in our generation are more narcissistic, much of it fails to consider other comparisons to previous generations, while it can also be explained by the increased prominence of social media in our lives which blasts out narcissistic messages as a generation learns to grapple with new technology (like any generation would). Fifth, observers often look back at their own youth with admiration but often forget all the problems their generation has caused. Issues from the 60s like environmental destruction, wars, genocide, increasing poverty, rejection of human rights, the war on drugs and mass incarceration plague us today. This isn’t to say that millennials are going to be any better at addressing these issues, just that the beautiful painting of yesteryear is rarely drawn by a black man who grew up in the 60s and 70s, or by the children who grew up in Japanese concentration camps

MOUSSA HASSOUN A senior majoring in management. during World War II. It’s nearly always painted by the privileged few who had the least institutional and personal discrimination wrought against them because they so often fit the privileged identity of their time (which changes by society and through time). Finally, those who accuse our generation of political and/or social apathy are those least likely to be connected to the millennials working everyday of their lives to make the world they were born into better by the time they leave. The accusers don’t travel to conferences around the world that mobilize young people to change their communities. Rarely do they see us applying technology to crowd source for different initiatives, or jump start our ideas all over the world. I’ve written about political and social apathy before and it is not purely restricted to our generation, but in every group of individuals there are always the activists and the naysayers. The question isn’t whether we’re a generation of naysayers, rather the question is for every individual of every generation: which one are you?


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November 7, 2013



Spotlight on Trader Joe’s Trader Joe’s was founded in the 1950s as a small chain of convenience stores. Now, it is one of the go to stores for healthy products. With stores conveniently located in the area, college students in Boston who want to buy healthy products can easily shop at Trader Joe’s. Unlike a lot of other grocery stores, Trader Joe’s does not use artificial preservatives on their fruits. Many grocery stores use sprays of some sort to keep fruits fresh longer, this allows them to have a longer shelf life and thus in turn be eligible to be sold longer. When going to buy any type of produce at Trader Joes, the fruits are organic and untouched by harsh chemicals that could be harmful. Trader Joe’s places value on the consumer more so than profitability. Furthermore, a lot of the shelved products are organic, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Although one should read the labels to ensure that the sodium levels are not too high, Trader Joe’s is an ex-

leisure without concern. Unlike the snack isles at most stores where every shelf houses sugar coated delights that are filled with calories, Trader Joe’s has a lot of snacks that won’t be detrimental to one’s health or weight over time. The cookies and snacks sold usually have a more reasonable sugar content and are made with whole ingredients. Some snacks for your consideration are cheddar rocket crackers, chocolate covered marshmallows, gluten free Joe-Joe’s, honey graham crackers and sesame honey cashews. Personally, I love the fact they have frozen fruits at a reasonable price. I buy frozen bags of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and bananas for smoothies and shakes and Trader Joe’s makes it easy to buy what I need. Rather than having to constantly buy raspberries, the frozen bag never perishes and in turn helps me save money. Additionally, their website offers recipes for break-

cellent place to buy canned goods such as soups and applesauce. They even offer organic lemonade, tea and pineapple juice! As of May, Trader Joe’s made a conscience decision about antibiotics in their meat and poultry. According to Trader Joe’s website, “when it comes to meat and poultry, Trader Joe’s offers items from sources of a conventional nature (where antibiotics are likely used) and sources that do not use antibiotics (organic or explicitly labeled as antibiotic-free [ABF]). Among the antibiotic-free items currently available are: ground beef and beef patties, beef tri-tip (plain and marinated), Angus Steaks (ribeye and New York strip), beef filet roasts, sliced roast beef, beef hot dogs, fully cooked beef sirloin, various chicken items, a variety of sausage and meatballs, ground turkey, sliced turkey, sliced ham, bacon and lamb loin chops.” Keeping the products quality in mind allows consumers the ability to buy almost any item at their

fast, lunch, dinner, snacks and small plates, as well as healthy ideas for people to try. My favorite recipes are the cocoa almond and banana stuffed French toast and pumpkin banana muffin. While the small plate recipes are perfect for dinner parties, having guests or making enough food to last a week, some of the recipes offered include broccoli casserole, maple and brown sugar but-

ANGELA HART A senior majoring in liberal arts. ternut squash, sweet potato frites and dip, cucumber sandwiches, or garlic aioli stuffed mushrooms. To learn more about Trader Joe’s and the products sold at their locations, please visit

Trader Joe’s does not use artificial preservatives on their fruits.


Being Normal: The Phenomenon but I’ve had my fair share of this conversation with people. More often than not, it’s the people that stand out the most that have this feeling. People who feel like they don’t really fit in with the rest of society but want to. Their fear is that if they’re caught being who they really are, they will be disbanded from society

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“Why can’t I be a normal human being for once?” She asks me, and secretly I pray this question is rhetorical. “Why try to be normal when you’re so unique?” I try to convince her of the reality of the situation at hand. “Unique is so over-rated,” she replies. I mAY not be old and wise,

and frowned upon. The reality of the matter is, I’m not normal, I’m a lunatic 90 ways to hell. I have phases where I run around making stupid noises. I make the world’s lamest and stupidest jokes. I’m weird and freakishly emotional, and I express myself by who I am and I get by just fine. The question that comes up here is what is normal, really? What exactly are the parameters for being this so-called ‘normal’? If I were to barbeque a cockroach (whose name is Bob by the way) and eat him, I’d be classed as a nut job on this side of the world. Now let’s move to Asia where people have this on the street as if it was a snack or a delight. There I’m normal. There I’m just like one of them. Not satisfied with that example? Alright, take my mentally ill brother. He has a condition that his brain is that of a 3 year old, and no matter WHAT street he walks on, he’s always viewed as being special. He might not talk like me or you, he might throw tantrums like a 3 year old, but he’s way more than the cover shows. I’ve become a college student with 15 years of education, yet with his un-educated mind, he still finds ways to fool me, and as if that’s not enough, there is a reservoir of fully qualified MDs and PhDs in my house that are just as easily fooled

by him. Truth be told, this whole ‘normal’ thing is something set by society of a model person who they would like to be. This ‘normal’ doesn’t really exist. It’s a combination of the majority of people and their own standards pooled together to form this phenomenon, and whoever doesn’t follow this ‘normal’ standard isn’t part of society. But we’re not machinery that you throw the defective piece away because it didn’t meet the quality checklist and let it rot in the junkyard. We weren’t born in a standard setting. We’re all different. Since we were born, we had the ‘societal handbook of normal living’ drilled into our brains. How to act and react, how to respond, how be this and how to be that. Some people who were an inch out have hammered themselves to fit in and succeeded in doing so. Others, on the other hand, wake up every morning and look at themselves in the mirror, and pick the pieces off the floor and shape themselves the way society wants them to be, pulling it together to fit into the “normal,” all the while breaking down inside. What isn’t normal is forcing people to get into skins they don’t fit into. Let’s take Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of physics. He wasn’t normal. If normal was a circle,

USAMA SALIM A freshman with an undecided major. he was a 50-edged shape. His teacher abandoned him and let him go because he was different. Had his mother thought the same way, some of the great revolutions of the world wouldn’t have been possible. There are millions of things out there that depend on E=MC2, things we use in daily life. As insignificant as it seems, that single equation is what a lot of modern technology is based on. I’m not standing here saying lets diminish all societal rules and live like animals. Even animals have ways of life, but what I’m saying is, being different is fine, being different is the real normal. What I’m saying is that society should give people a chance before they judge a book by the cover. Maybe get into their boots and understand them before they start putting every different person on trial just because they don’t suit and/ or match their standards. And let me end with this: we’re ALL different. You, me, my brother, everyone. It’s just that some people are more closely related than others, and those who are not normal are usually the most amazing people to get to know.


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November 7, 2013

Junior Tara Dooley thinks the team could do really well at Regionals. BY emily ellis

Vanguard Staff Writer

The Bentley Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams will be traveling to the NCAA East Regional’s on Saturday, November 10th after a long and successful fall season. For the men’s team, they ran in the Saint Anselm Invitational, the Dartmouth Invitational and the Codfish Bowl at Franklin Park before heading to the New England Championships back on October 12. After placing 38th, the men then continued on to the Northeast-10 Championships at

Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, where they finished 9th out of 15 teams. Now, after a successful season, the team will face the best of the best at NCAA Division II East Regionals. On the women’s side, the Falcons have been competing very well in their conference. The Falcons came in 19th out of 43 teams in the New England Championships and third overall out of 15 other teams at the Northeast-10 Championships last weekend. Junior Tara Dooley explained, “I think our last race really showed how

well we’ve improved as a team this season. We came in third as a team with two girls injured (Dooley and sophomore Sammy Albanese) and now we are both back and running, which gives us an even better chance to do well at Regionals.” Needless to say, the women are looking forward to proving themselves as one of the top teams in the NCAA Division II East Regional race next weekend. The Coach of both teams, Kevin Curtis, is in his third season with the teams. Under his guidance, senior captain Ashley Nichols said, “I believe we have one of the best groups Bentley Cross Country has ever seen.” The team is looking forward to proving that they are the best during Regionals. Nichols continued, “Coach Kevin Curtis and I believe that this women’s team has a real chance at making the NCAA National Championships this year.” When asked about her team’s potential to finish on top this year, Nichols said, “I couldn’t have wished for more hard-working and talented individuals [on my team].” Nichols then continued to say, “However, to achieve our goals we

need everyone on the team to push each other to strive for the best.” The team is working on building their depth in order to win at Regionals, where only the top 3 teams qualify to move on. Both teams have been working hard this entire season, beginning with preseason training this summer, for this very race. “By now, all of our training and hard work is done,” said Dooley. “The goal now is to stay healthy and maintain our fitness levels. The past two weeks we’ve continued to train hard and prepare for

Regionals. I think everyone really wants to make it to Nationals as a team and this is the qualifying race. If we can do as well or even better than the last race, I would say our chances of going to Nationals are high.” The Falcons hope to run their hearts out and take home the win for Bentley. The team dynamic will be to the Falcon’s advantage. As Dooley explained, “Our team is very supportive of each other and I think that’s what will push us to have a good race. We want to win, but even if we don’t, we will know we did our best.”

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Falcons get ready for Regionals with Nationals in mind

Captain Ashley Nichols thinks this is one of Bentley XC’s best groups.

Sophomore Michael Baron has made eight field goals this season. BY billy fitzhenry Vanguard Staff Writer

With their record sitting at 5-4, the Bentley football team heads into their regular season finale hoping to win and continue their streak of 4 consecutive seasons above .500. One of the reasons that the Falcons have been able to continue their winning ways this year is due to the solid statistics the team has been putting up all year. To find out exactly why the Falcons have been able to be so successful this year, The Vanguard highlights some of the key stats from this year’s squad. 282.0 – Average number of yards thrown for per game

by senior quarterback Danny Guadagnoli. Guadagnoli is currently second in the NE-10 in this category 2090 – Career receiving yards by standout junior wide receiver Jeff Hill. Hill has followed up his breakout sophomore season in a big way leading the Falcons in all major receiving categories this season. The 2,090 career receiving yards he has racked up so far is good for third place in Bentley’s record book for all time receiving yardage. 224.9 – The average amount of passing yards per game allowed by the Falcon defense. Led by junior cornerback Nick McCarthy and senior free safety

AC Carter, the Falcons have been able to shut down the opponents passing attack for most of the season. This average is the second lowest in the NE10 conference this season. 72.7 percent - Percentage of field goals made by sophomore kicker Michael Baron. The sophomore has been a revelation for the Falcons this year as he leads the NE-10 in percentage of field goals made during his first full year of significant play. Baron’s eight successful field goals this season also rank second in the conference. 4.9 – Average number of penalties called on Bentley during a game. This total is the second lowest in the NE-10 conference and reflects the discipline shown by the Falcons throughout the season. 2693 – Passing yards by the Falcons this season. This figure is the second highest total in the league and reflects the Falcons success in passing the ball this year. These stats are current as of November 4, 2013. Bentley wraps up its regular season this weekend as they travel to play New Haven in their final conference game of the season. The Falcons will continue to lean on their impressive passing attack, especially the connection between Guadagnoli and Hill, to close out the regular season with a victory.

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Stats highlight success on the field for the Falcons

Junior wide receiver Jeff Hill (above) has over 2,000 receiving yards. Senior QB Danny Guadagnoli is currently second in the NE-10.


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Falcons open season ranked #1 BY matt gustus


sports editor


School NE-10 Overall American Int’l 7 1 0 7 2 0 Stonehill 7 1 0 7 2 0 New Haven 6 2 0 6 3 0 Merrimack 5 3 0 6 3 0 Assumption 5 3 0 5 4 0 Bentley 4 4 0 5 4 0 LIU Post 3 5 0 4 5 0 Southern Conn. 3 5 0 3 6 0 Pace 0 8 0 0 9 0 Saint Anselm 0 8 0 0 9 0

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The Lady Falcons will face Holy Family in their season opener. heavily by Coach Barbara Stevens when the team needed big plays. Finn, who stands at only 5’9’’, is one of the teams most aggressive rebounders, as she led the team with over seven rebounds per game last season. On offense, she combines a sweet shooting touch with an ability to drive past any defender and was one of the team’s top scorers last season. Late in the season, she became the newest member of Bentley’s 1000-point club with a free throw against Adelphi in the NE-10 quarterfinals. The Falcons’ other returning starter is senior forward Jacqui Brugliera who has managed to be one of the team’s top performers while battling through some tough injuries. Last season she started in all 30 the games she played in and was able to join the 1000-point club with a lay-up against Southern New Hampshire in February. On the bench, grad student Chrystal Guarin, seniors Caleigh Crowell and Tyler Parker Kimball, junior Kelsey Mattice and sophomore Jane White all appeared in more than 20 games for the Falcons last

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As the buzzer sounded the Falcons found themselves on the losing end of a sweet 16 game against Dowling College, the basketball world was shocked that the Falcons’ season had ended so soon. The team finished with a record of 30-2, was the number one overall seed and had won its third consecutive Northeast-10 Championship but found themselves two points shy of heading to the Elite Eight for the third straight year. This year, the team will be looking to pick up right where they left off last season. With 10 of their top 11 players returning from last season, it will be exciting to see how far this team will go. In both the USA Today Sports Division II Top 25 poll and the Women’s Division II Bulletin, the Falcons are ranked as the top team in the country, which is the first time in the history of the program they have begun the season number one. However, the team would much rather be ranked number one at the end of the season than the beginning. Headlining the cast of returners is senior forward Lauren Battista, whose list of accolades is one of the longest of any Falcon in Bentley’s history. Last year, Battista proved to be a dynamic player for the Falcons, as she was in the team’s top two in points, rebounding, assists, steals, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and minutes played. Currently, she sits 10th on the programs scoring list with 1,504 points through her first three seasons, which trails Bentley’s all-time leader Kelly Barker by only 296 points. Joining Battista as team captains are graduate student guard Courtney Finn and senior point guard Christiana Bakolas. Both players started all 32 games for the Falcons last season and were relied on

November 7, 2013

Grad student guard Courtney Finn is an agressive rebounder.

season and will be looking to make impacts again this season. To start the year, the Falcons will face a flurry of highlevel teams, as three of their first six opponents are ranked in the top 25 nationally. The first will be Holy Family, ranked 11th in the USA Today poll. The match up has become an annual tradition between the two, as they serve as each other’s season opening opponent. Last year, the teams met twice. In the season opener, the Falcons were able to pull away and won by 14. Later in the year, the two met in the round of 32 and the Falcons came out fast, got up early and cruised to a 29-point victory. Surprisingly, Holy Family did not lose another game that year and will be looking to get revenge Saturday when they host the Falcons. One week later, the rematch of last year’s Sweet 16 will take place November 16. Dowling, ranked 16th in the USA Today poll, is returning most of their National finalist roster, but will need to fill the void left by center Danielle Wilson who gave the Falcons all sorts of trouble last year. In this game, which will serve as the Falcons home opener, the Falcons will be looking to avenge their lastsecond two-point loss to the Golden Lions from last spring. In their sixth game of the season, the Falcons will face Stonehill, the only other team they lost to last year. Stonehill, ranked 7th in the country in the USA Today poll, is in a similar situation to Bentley where they are retuning most of their roster (11) from last year, including their entire starting five. In an exhibition game against Division I Vermont, the Skyhawks came away with the win, 74-69. The win proved that the team is ready to pick up right where it left off last year and keep their momentum rolling.

NE-10 STANDINGS School NE-10 Overall LIU Post 10 0 0 18 0 0 Merrimack 9 1 0 13 4 0 Stonehill 8 2 0 17 2 0 Adelphi 5 5 0 11 8 0 Bentley 5 5 0 11 8 0 Saint Anselm 4 6 0 6 11 0 Southern Conn. 4 6 0 5 14 0 American Int’l 3 7 0 8 10 0 Assumption 3 7 0 7 11 0 St. Michael’s 3 7 0 6 12 0 Franklin Pierce 1 9 0 3 15 0

MEN’S SOCCER NE-10 STANDINGS School NE-10 Overall Southern N.H. 13 0 0 16 1 0 Merrimack 10 2 1 13 3 1 Southern Conn. 9 3 1 10 5 1 Le Moyne 8 5 0 11 7 0 Franklin Pierce 7 5 1 8 8 1 Bentley 7 6 0 8 8 1 St. Rose 5 8 0 8 10 0 St. Michael’s 5 8 0 5 10 0 American Int’l 4 7 2 6 8 3 Stonehill 4 8 1 5 10 1 Assumption 3 8 2 5 8 2 New Haven 2 11 0 2 14 1 Saint Anselm 1 12 0 2 14 0 Mass.-Lowell 0 1 0 1 5 0

WOMEN’S SOCCER NE-10 STANDINGS School NE-10 Overall St. Rose 12 0 2 17 0 2 American Int’l 11 1 2 15 1 2 Adelphi 9 1 4 12 1 4 New Haven 8 4 2 11 4 3 Merrimack 8 4 2 10 6 2 Saint Anselm 7 5 2 8 7 3 Assumption 5 4 5 7 5 5 Franklin Pierce 6 6 2 7 8 3 Southern Conn. 5 7 2 7 9 2 Stonehill 5 8 1 5 11 2 Pace 5 8 1 5 12 1 Southern N.H. 4 7 3 7 8 3 Le Moyne 3 9 2 5 10 2 Bentley 1 11 2 2 12 2 St. Michael’s 0 14 4 0 16 0


School NE-10 Overall New Haven 10 0 0 19 4 0 Adelphi 9 2 0 17 9 0 St. Rose 8 2 0 16 3 0 Bentley 8 2 0 14 8 0 Stonehill 6 3 0 14 11 0 Southern N.H. 6 4 0 11 9 0 Merrimack 6 4 0 12 13 0 American Int’l 6 5 0 12 14 0 Franklin Pierce 5 5 0 10 7 0 Southern Conn. 4 6 0 16 10 0 Le Moyne 3 6 0 9 12 0 St. Michael’s 3 7 0 11 9 0 Saint Anselm 2 9 0 7 17 0 Assumption 1 11 0 4 17 0 Pace 0 11 0 4 23 0

HOCKEY NE-10 STANDINGS School NE-10 Overall Air Force 3 1 0 5 3 0 Niagara 1 1 1 1 4 1 Connecticut 1 0 0 2 2 1 Mercyhurst 1 0 0 2 5 1 American Int’l 1 0 0 1 3 0 Holy Cross 1 0 0 1 5 0 Bentley 1 1 0 2 6 0 Sacred Heart 1 2 0 2 5 0 Robert Morris 0 0 1 0 5 1 Rochester Inst. 0 1 0 0 4 2 Canisius 0 2 0 1 4 0 Army 0 2 0 0 4 0



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November 7, 2013

Men’s basketball set to start season this weekend

This summer, more than 100 former players and coaches reunited. BY ian giancursio Vanguard Staff Writer

The Bentley University men’s basketball team is ready to kickoff another promising season next weekend in their annual Tip-Off Classic, as the squad looks to bounce back from a disappointing year and celebrate what is the 51st season of Bentley basketball. This summer more than 100 former Bentley players, coaches, trainers and managers reunited as Bentley celebrated its first 50 years of men’s basketball at the University. All teams from the past 50 years were represented, with the first ever team from 1963-1964 receiving special recognition. Head coach Jay Lawson was especially proud of the event and spoke at the reunion. “Our reunion ended up above and beyond what we had hoped for,” said Lawson. “We had a vision of what we wanted to accomplish but no idea it would turn out so positive. Thank you again to everyone in attendance. Your support and involvement made the milestone and reunion

a very special event.” In honor of 50 years of Bentley men’s basketball, it is important to recognize just how successful the program has been. Bentley is the only D-II team in the nation to reach the NCAA Sweet 16 five times since 2007 and is one of only 13 D-II teams to earn at least 17 tournament trips. In addition to these impressive figures, Bentley has also recorded 41 winning records in 50 seasons, accounting for seven of the 18 25-win seasons in NE-10 history. Amazingly, the Falcons have won at least 90 percent of their games four times (the latest in 2008), with a winning percentage of at least .750 16 times. Bentley’s complete dominance of the conference is no exaggeration: The Falcons won five straight NE10 championships from 200509 and have the record of nine regular season championships overall. In the 2007-2008 season, Bentley was ranked first in all of Division II, the fourth time the school has achieved that ranking in the history of the program. This season the Falcons hope



The men’s soccer team qualified for the Northeast-10 Championship tournament for the sixth straight season, as the team claimed the seventh seed in the tournament. The team traveled to Merrimack for a quarterfinal match on Tuesday, but found themselves on the losing end. The Falcons finished the season with an overall record of 8-8-1 and a conference record of 7-6.

to ride the momentum of the 50th year all the way to another NE-10 championship. After a disappointing 2012-13 season that saw the Falcons finish 1115 and 9-13 in NE-10 play, this year’s team is looking to put the past behind them and show all of Division II just how much talent it has. The Falcons are already off to a great start, as the team returns 11 starters from last year, an impressive haul that is sure to help maintain focus and chemistry throughout the year. In fact, four of the five starters from last year’s team are back this year: senior Jasper Grassa, juniors J.P. Koury and Andrew Shaw and sophomore Tyler McFarland. Only in his sophomore season, McFarland has already proven his incredible skill on the court after starting all 26 games as a freshman last year, as he led the team in scoring with 15.5 points per game and rebounding with 8.4 per game. Koury experienced an impressive sophomore season, as he started 23 of 26 games and was the third-leading scorer with 10.5 ppg. Koury is being counted on to improve his game even more this season and help lead Bentley back to national prominence. Grassa, the second-leading scorer from last season with 15.2 ppg, is being counted on to lead the team this year. A shifty ballhandler with dead-eye shooting ability, Grassa is ranked 51st on Bentley’s all-time career scoring list with 951 total points and a career average of 11.6 ppg. Heading into his final season, Grassa knows the time is now to step up and lead the Falcons to a championship and made it clear what he expects from this year’s squad.

“Every game is a big game for us,” said Grassa. “The conference opener against St. A’s is a big one though because they had the best record during the regular season. My expectations are high just because of returning everyone and also getting [junior] Keegan Hyland and Shaw back from injury.” In addition to the starters, Bentley poses an intimidating bench, with numerous sophomores and juniors who see a majority of playing time and provide incredible play. “Hyland and Shaw are both healthy this year as Keegan missed all of last season due to injury and Andrew missed the second half of the season last year with a broken collarbone,” explained Koury. “[Junior] Jate Cheshul returns as a strong junior forward, Alex Furness returns as our sophomore point guard and sophomore Shakir Phelps returns as a forward who can really cause match-up problems. [Sophomore] Alex Mancini had a terrific preseason and [junior] Kevin Carpenter is working

his way back onto the court after being hurt all preseason. We have brought in a talented freshman class including forward Tyler Gibson, guards Ferguson Duke and Chris Murray and point guard Matt Barr.” Koury also highlighted the biggest games on the schedule and touched on the strength and difficulty of the NE-10 this year. “The conference is very strong this year so it will make for challenging games every night, highlighted with tough games against St. Anslem, Franklin Pierce and New Haven,” said Koury. “We have high hopes for this season as we look to bounce back from a tough year last season. We had a strong preseason and continue to approach each day with the effort needed to put us in position to win games this year.” The Bentley Tip-Off Classic kicks off Friday night at 6:00 pm with Merrimack squaring off against Wilmington (Del.) followed by the Falcons taking the court against Concordia at 8:00 p.m.

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2013-2014 season marks the 51st year of Bentley University basketball

Senior Jasper Grassa, last season’s second-leading scorer, is back.



D. Guadagnoli YeAR 2014 HOMETOWN Framingham, ma POSITION Quarterback

Senior quarterback Danny Guadagnoli (Framingham, Mass.) is this week’s Falcon of the Week after leading the Bentley Falcons to a 24-19 win over Southern Connecticut State on Saturday. Guadagnoli teamed up with Jeff Hill on a pair of touchdown passes, including a 73-yarder on the third play of the game, and also ran for the Falcons’ third touchdown. He finished 22 of 34 for 337 yards and no interceptions while withstanding four sacks. Guadagnoli became only the third quarterback in the program’s history to record a 2,500-yard passing season and will enter this week’s game at New Haven only 40 shy of 5,000 career passing yards.


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