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SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
VOL. 31, NO. 4
Non-fatal shooting in the Borough of Long Branch
By Lisa Pfaff Staff Writer
On the morning of Sunday, Sept. 11 at approximately 1 a.m., a non-fatal shooting took place one and a half miles from the California Borough and campus. According to Southwest Regional Police Chief John Hartman, the incident occurred due to a fight at the Porky’s Pub, a
tavern located in the borough of Long Branch. It was reported that five or six successive shots were fired during the confrontation. The victim, a 22-year-old Donora man, who was shot in the leg, is not a California University student. The victim was unable to identify his assailants due to being shot from behind. At the current time the assailants have not yet been appre-
hended, and it is believed that the suspects have no relation to California University. According to the police report, the two suspects involved are described as one light-skinned African male, and one dark-skinned African male around 20 years old. The incident is currently being investigated by the Southwest regional Police Department. When I spoke to the California
University Police Chief, Bob Downy, he stressed that the University Police Department wants to ensure that the University community remains safe and is aware of the situation. “Cal U makes the safety and security of its students its top priority. Because of the incident’s proximity to our campus, and because the suspects were not immediately apprehended,
the University issued a crime alert to notify the campus community. Our intention, as always, was to give our students, faculty, and staff the information they need to make prudent decisions,”Christine Kindl (University spokesperson) said.
Vulcan Information Portal - the new Blackboard By Daniel Williamson For the Cal Times
There are pros and cons to the new Vulcan Information Portal. The problem is that most people are having some trouble finding the pros. VIP certainly looks nicer than SISWEB, and it has a lot more content to offer, but it isn’t exactly streamlined and easy to use. Upperclassmen will recall Blackboard, SISWEB, the old Cal website, and VIP and D2L as separate entities. It was not uncommon to receive tips when making one of these transitions or at least a heads up that it would happen. It seems now that VIP (and accessing Desire2Learn through VIP) has been thrust upon us with little warning, or at least a friendly email giving us some tips on how to use the new systems. The most common complaint over the past couple weeks has been accessing D2L through the Vulcan Information Portal. Students and teachers must now log into VIP in order to access D2L. The new operation has added a few clicks in the process. Although VIP has more content than SISWEB ever did, it seems a bit counterproductive to have a word of the day on the home page, and essential online class information a few clicks away. It is possible to eliminate one of the clicks in this process. In the upper left corner of VIP, there is a link that says Content Layout. From there, you can edit the layout of your Vulcan Information Portal. The Academic Info tab can be changed to the default tab, so that is the first thing you see when you log in. This eliminates one step in the process of accessing Desire2Learn.
Photo By: Joshua Laska Front to back: Will Moore (senior/radio and tv communication), Gloria Stone (junior/radio and tv communications), and Clinton Logan (junior/radio and tv communication) are confused on how to get to Desire2Learn from VIP.
“It’s a small inconvenience, but it just doesn’t make sense. Why would they add a step in the process,” Brandon Ruby (junior/tech ed) said. “It makes sense that they would have everything in one place. Now you can access news and sports along with everything else. I wouldn’t be surprised if they add the e-mail system into VIP also,” Scott Majesky (junior/secondary education) said. This theory does add up, and
it is a good idea to have one central location to access e-mail, grades, news, and more. If this is the plan, maybe we just need to wait for the fine tuning that is sure to come. The new operating system is not all bad. There is much more content available through the Vulcan Information Portal than was available through SISWEB. VIP is certainly turning into the new hub for students and professors alike. With some improvements and some stream-
lining, VIP will be the only place Cal U patrons will need to go. The site already includes university news, academic info such as scheduling and advisor information, billing information, and a financial aid tab that allows students to view financial aid awards. When accessing grades and financial aid, there is an option to select a different term, but this semester is currently the only choice. With a cleaner integration with Desire2Learn, and possibly more
added features, VIP will be the only Portal we need to access. Until then, the current system leaves a little something to be desired.
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Ten years later: A tribute to a sad day in history By Associated Press For the Cal Times
In New York City, loved ones read names. In Shanksville, President Obama laid a wreath of white flowers. At the Pentagon, a Navy chorus sang “Amazing Grace.” And on Baltimore Pike, hundreds of locals stopped their Sunday activities to visit West Manheim Elementary School, where 3,000 American flags representing the 9/11 victims fluttered in the wind. Throughout the day, hundreds of people had been stopping at the tribute, according to the Exchange Club of Hanover. More than 200 miles away from where the first twin tower was struck that Tuesday morning, they remembered in West Manheim Township. Friends swapping stories of how they first heard of the towers being struck. Daughters
recalling how they couldn’t get in touch with their elderly parents via telephone. Parents explaining to children born post 9/11 how others lost their moms and dads that day. They remembered underneath the giant flag the fire departments draped between two ladders on the trucks. They remembered as the South Western High School band played. And they remembered together. Because as Geraldine Byers, of West Manheim Township noted, it was better to be here -- to be with each other -- than to sit home alone and watch the tributes on television. In the morning, the names of victims had been read. By midafternoon, the Healing Field was still crowded. And as it started to rain, first as a drizzle and then harder, they didn’t leave the Healing Field. They just found shelter and stayed until the rain
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stopped. Three-thousand six-hundred fifty-two days later, and Donna Benard can still remember that feeling of disbelief. And she remembers trying to get in touch with her husband Mike Benard, who was training with the Coast Guard in Newark, N.J. at the time. Across the Hudson River, Mike Benard remembered seeing all the emergency responders head into the city. “They were heading in,” he said. “And everyone else was heading out.” And with the Benards was their 9-year-old daughter, Emily -- a girl born 10 months after the attacks on July 4, 2002. Dressed in a navy blue T-shirt with the American flag on it and wearing red, white and blue flip-flops, Emily said she’s been watching the news all week. She knows that four planes were hijacked, she said, and
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said. But Sunday was a day to pause -- whether for the day or for a moment -- and remember those who died under that clear blue September sky. As Shasta Lubin, of Hanover, walked through the flags, he stopped and took a picture every now and then. His 8- and 4-year-old stepdaughters were unable to make it, but it was OK, because he was documenting the flags to show them to the girls. They’re young he said, and born after the attacks, but they still need to know about it. He will explain to them, he said, that there are bad people in the world. And that they need to remember those who died that Tuesday morning. “I’ll tell them so many people became angels that day,” he said.
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crashed into the twin towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. And she knows this because “it’s important,” she said, even if she knows nothing but a post-9/11 world. And on the flags, attached were notes with the names of the victims and brief biographies. But on 95 flags, there were also yellow tags. And they represented the men and women from northern Maryland and central Pennsylvania who have lost their lives in the wars since 9/11, according to the Exchange Club of Hanover. It was a way to remember them. And as Karen Bollinger said, even though it’s been 10 years and the country has healed a bit, and even though Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the attacks, was killed, the United States has still lost so many. “It all started with 9/11,” she
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Vulcans blank Washington Adventist 8-0 By Sports Information For the Cal Times
Behind two goals from both junior Paul Silvestrone (Vaughan, Ontario/Cardinal Center) and sophomore Gaby Deller-Borgono (Toronto, Ontario/Oakwood C.I.), the No. 21 Vulcans claimed an 8-0 victory over Washington Adventist (Md.) at the new Soccer Facility on Sunday evening. With the win, the California University of Pennsylvania menâ€™s soccer team improves to 5-0-1 overall. The Vulcans extended their unbeaten streak to
six games and have now opened the year with a streak of over 565 scoreless minutes. Meanwhile, Washington Adventist drops to 1-3-0 this season. The Vulcans took a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute when junior Chris Moehler (Centreville, Va./ Paul VI Catholic) netted his third goal of the season (unassisted). Cal U added to its lead, 2-0, less than six minutes later when Silvestrone scored his first goal of the afternoon at the 18:10-mark. Following halftime, Cal U extended its lead to 3-0 less than a minute into the second period
when senior Edin Sabic (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) tallied his third goal of the season off assists from classmate Mikey Juricich (North Huntingdon, Pa./ Norwin) and sophomore Ryan Slaby (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic). Just over a minute later, Silvestrone posted his second goal against The Shock to extend the lead to 4-0. The Vulcans continued their offensive surge in the 50th minute when freshman Brad Colvin (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) registered a goal off another assist from Slaby. At the 60:16-mark, senior Brady Sanders (Level
Green, Pa./Penn-Trafford) collected his second goal of the year off a feed from Deller-Borgono. A 5-11 sophomore, Deller-Borgono added a pair of goals midway through the second period to stretch the lead to 8-0. Redshirt senior Charlie Dagnal (Carnegie, Pa./Carlynton) posted his fifth shutout of the season, making two saves in 90 minutes. The Shock used a pair of goalkeepers in the loss with reserve Jake Venolia making four saves and allowing six goals in the final 69-plus minutes of the game. For the game, Cal U held a
24-8 advantage in shots and also maintained a sizeable 10-3 advantage in corner kicks. The Vulcans are scheduled to start Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) play on Friday, Sept. 16, when they host Slippery Rock at the Soccer Facility, starting at 4:30 p.m. Last year, Cal U claimed a 1-0 victory in double-overtime at Slippery Rock.
Photo By: Joshua Laska Sophomore Gaby Deller-Borgono (10) and Paul Silverstrone (7) both led the Vulcans with two goals to help the Vulcans defeat Washington Adventist and secure their sixth straight shutout, on Sept. 11.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Now Hear This: Red Hot Chili Peppers By Gloria Stone For the Cal Times
After their last record released in 2006, funk rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their tenth album titled, “I’m With You.” Singer Anthony Kiedis, bass player Flea, along with drummer Chad Smith welcomed new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer after the departure of the band’s latest guitarist John Frusciante. “I’m With You,” was titled by Klinghoffer when discussing where all four band mates were currently in their music careers. It fit perfectly with the addition of Klinghoffer and having been
out of the music scene for three years. The album is also influenced by many genres of music giving all tracks unique vibes. The first single released, “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie,” as well as the track “Goodbye Hooray,” are punk rock songs that have an exploding bass line and drum beat. The guitar riffs on both tracks give the songs a punkish feel. Two other tracks titled, “Monarchy of Roses” as well as “Look Around,” are influenced by psychedelic rock and disco. The Chili Peppers define these tracks as a feel of Michael Jackson and Black Sabbath giving them a new sound not found on any other album.
The single, “Factory of Faith,” is influenced by the bass line and drum beat, producing a rap vocal scheme for Kiedis. Factory of Faith is classified as an 80’s punk rock song which reminds fans of earlier songs produced by the rockers. “Brendan’s Death Song,” is a tribute to a friend of the band and icon to the music scene, Brendan Mullen. Kiedis met Mullen in 1983 when he booked the band for their first show. Other than being a close friend Mullen was also author of the book, “The Oral and Visual History of the Red Hot Chili Peppers,” which has not yet been finished. “Brendan’s Death Song,” was the first song
recorded for their new album. Other than punk, rock, and disco; the band was influenced by different African beats as well as the musical rhythms throughout various parts of their culture. The tracks, “Did I Let You Know” and “Dance, Dance, Dance” were both influenced by these vibes. Another single, “Ethiopia” was created by Flea’s experience traveling to the country and being moved by their sense of music. Another track titled “Even You Brutus?” is influenced by the hip-hop roots of Kiedis giving it a powerful meaning behind the lyrics. The lyrics are defined by some of the relationships the band has had
throughout the years. The track also has Flea on the piano giving it a more versatile sound. Although most of their singles are upbeat rock, three tracks take more of an emotionally bringing. “Police Station,” “Meet Me at the Corner,” and “Annie Wants a Baby,” have breathtaking and sorrowful lyrics producing a more serious tone for listeners. All three tracks are about love experiences Kiedis has dealt with. Tour dates for their new album have not publically been made. “I’m With You,” is on sale on iTunes for $12.99 as well as in stores.
Student Association, Incorporated (SAI) Board of Directors Dr. Don Thompson was approved to fill the vacant alumni seat which will expire on 6/30/15. The SAI Board of Directors has elected the following positions: Ø PRESIDENT – MIKE WAGNER Ø VICE-PRESIDENT – BONNIE KEENER Ø TREASURER – DAVID MUTICH Ø SECRETARY – KEVIN MCEVOY Ashley Baird was elected to the vacant Grad Seat. Jen Grinels from Cupertino, CA visits the Underground Cafe on Sept. 8. She has been touring the United States four years in October. Some of her music, including the song, “Can’t Stay Here”, has been featured on MTV’s “The Real World.”
Photos by: Lisa Pfaff During her performance, Jen Grinels invited two Cal U students to accompany her. Left: Scott Spindler (senior/music technology) accompanied on vocals. Right: Tyler King (freshman/music technology) playing Djembe.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Vulcan Theater Weekend Show: The Hangover Part II Now showing Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Entertainment Wrap-up In Theaters
By Tyler Kimmel For the Cal Times
Oops, they did it again. The boys from “The Hangover” are back for another installment in “The Hangover Part II.” This time, it’s Stu’s turn to tie the knot. He and his buddies head to Thailand for his wedding. All the stars are back from the original, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, and of course Zach Galifianakis. Phil, Doug, and Alan all go to support Stu on his big day, and to throw him a bachelor party he’ll never remember. The plot is eerily similar to the original film. The guys party a little too hard before the wedding and things go astray. The guys can’t remember a thing from the night before. They’re lost, injured, end up with another animal that doesn’t belong to them, and even run into their old friend Chow. Hilarity ensues as the guys need to get themselves out of another pickle in time to get Stu back to the alter in time to marry his dream girl. “The Hangover Part II” has already had huge success. It grossed over $250 million and boasts the biggest opening weekend for a comedy movie ever. No other comedy; Dumb and Dumber, Super Bad, Anchorman, or Animal House can say that. That amount of success alone makes this movie worth seeing.
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Photo courtesy of: hangoverpart2.warnerbros.com Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug are all back for another fun adventure, this time in Bangkok.
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Vulcan womenâ€™s sports: Open Volleyball starts the season 6-2
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By Joshua Laska
Sports/Managing Editor The Vulcans posted a 3-1 record this past weekend in the Minnesota Duluth tournament. They defeated Winona State (MN) (3-1), Upper Iowa (3-1), and Bemidji State (MN) before losing to host Minnesota Duluth (3-1). The Vulcans are now 7-2 on the season and 0-0 in the Pennsylvania Athletic State Conference (PSAC). The Vulcans open up PSAC play this today when they take on West Chester at 5 p.m. in a PSAC Crossover that the Vulcans are hosting. In the 3-1 (20-25, 25-13, 2520, 25-22) victory over Winona State sophomore outside hitter Molly Delaney poster her first double-double with a careerhigh 12 digs and 18 kills. Junior outside hitter Brandy Harris also added 12 digs and nine kills. While, junior middle hitter Meghan Franz posted 10 kills with a .450 hitting percentage, she also added five blocks (none solo). Junior setter/right-side hitter Kelly Fromknecht directed the offense with 25 assists; sophomore setter Abbey Freund added 14 assists. Senior libero Sara McMullen led the defense with 17 digs. Delaney and Harris both added three services aces while junior outside hitter Ana Almeida added one. In the second game of the Minnesota Duluth tournament the Vulcans defeated Upper Iowa 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 25-19, 2520). Harris posted 21 kills with 15 digs to collect her second career double-double. Harrisâ€™ 21 kills broke her previous career high of 20 kills, which she posted last year at home against Clarion. Delaney posted her second double-double of the day and of her career with 10 kills and 19 digs. Junior Bridget Bielich added 15 kills while Franz added 12 more kills. Fromknecht and Freund both posted 24 assists to lead the offense to the victory. McMullen tallied 18 digs and added four service aces, while Delaney added two and Harris added one. Fromknecht and Wilson led the team with four blocks (one solo) and four blocks (none solo), respectively. Franz also added three blocks (none solo), while Delaney, Bielich, and Harris all added two blocks (none solo). Harris led the Vulcans to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-23) over Bemidji State with 14 kills. Wilson and Delaney were second on the team with eight kills each. Freshman defensive specialist Tabitha Maurer made her career debut and posted two service aces and added two digs. Mc-
Senior Sara McMullen (6) is currently tied with sophomore Molly Delaney (5) with 12 service aces to lead the team. McMullen posted 60 services aces last year, while Delaney has already beat her record of 11 which she posted last year.
Mullen and Delaney led the defense with nine digs each, as well as adding four service aces and three service aces, respectively. Fromknecht and Freund both posted 17 assists to help lead the team to victory. Against tournament host Minnesota Duluth the Vulcans suffered a tough 3-1 loss (23-25, 22-25, 25-23, 19-25). Franz led the team with 14 kills and added five blocks (one solo). Harris added 10 kills, while Delaney and Bielich each added seven kills. McMullen led the defense with 15 digs followed by Delaney with 11 digs and Harris with 10 digs. Fromknecht tallied 26 assists and Freund added 18 more in the loss. Delaney and Harris were both selected to the Minnesota Duluth All-Tournament Team after helping the Vulcans to three wins over the weekend. The Vulcans return to action on Wednesday but the game ended after press time. The Vulcans continue their home stretch tonight and tomorrow, as they take on West Chester, Cheyney, and Kutztown in PSAC Crossover match ups. Check the Cal Times next week for a recap of all the games.
Junior Brandy Harris (16) leads the Vulcans with 75 kills, sophomore Molly Delaney (5) is second on the team with 71 kills followed by junior Meghan Franz (14) with 70 kills.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
up their seasons on the right foot Women’s soccer start the season 2-0
By Joshua Laska
Junior Carley Work (16/34) collected her fourth goal (fifth if the no contest game is counted) of the season in the 33rd minute, off of a pass from junior Kayla Fransko. Work currently leads all Vulcans with four goals, followed by Breeanna Robinson with three and Kristen Orrett with two.
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Senior Kristen Orrett (17) made a diving save with her head to help preserve the Vulcans shutout. Orrett also tallied her second goal of the season in the 63rd minute.
Senior transfer Breeanna Robinson (15) scored her first career hat trick and the first hat trick at the new Cal U Soccer Complex to help propel the Vulcans to a 7-0 victory over the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats.
The California University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team opened up their new home with a spectacular 7-0 win against the number one team in the WVIAC’s West Virginia Wesleyan. The first ever hat trick at the new California University Soccer Complex was registered by senior forward Breeanna Robinson. Robinson is a first year transfer from Hartford (CT). The Vulcans are now 2-0 on the season after the victory. The Vulcans overcame a good scoring opportunity from the Bobcats in the 28th minute when senior defensemen Kristen Orrett made an incredible dive to stop a shot on goal with her head, while senior goalkeeper Paula Jackson was getting up from challenging the initial shot. Almost instantly the Vulcans began a charge down the field where Robinson tallied her first goal of the season in the 29th minute. Less than four minutes later junior forward Carley Work tallied her third goal of the season off of a corner kick from junior midfielder Kayla Fransko. Before halftime Robinson kicked in her second goal of the game/season off of a pass from freshman midfielder Megan Politowski. Robinson gave the Vulcans a 4-0 lead when she completed her hat trick off of a pass from freshman forward Erin Hogan in the 53rd minute of the game. Orrett scored her second goal of the season off of a miscue by the Bobcats goalie, which left her with the ball in position to score. Freshman forward Jordan Gray scored her first goal as a Vulcan in the 74th minute off of a pass from freshman forward Chelsea Crockett. In the 80th minute Crockett scored a goal of her own off of a feed from freshman defensemen Taylor Scurci. This was also Crockett’s first goal as a Vulcan. Jackson registered her first shutout of the season, 26th of her career, after making two saves in 90 minutes. The Vulcans dominated the pace of the game by outshooting the Bobcats 27-4 and held a slight 5-4 advantage in corner kicks. The Vulcans open up PSAC play today when they take on Slippery Rock at 2 p.m. at the Cal U Soccer Complex, followed by another home game tomorrow against Lock Haven at 4 p.m.
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
By Levie Kirkland
Even though we had to have the cookout inside because of the weather, we still had a good turnout. Thanks to everyone who supported our event, hope you had a good time. Meetings are every Thursday at 5:15 p.m. in Carter Hall in the Multipurpose Room everyone is welcome. Trey Songz Concert is on Friday, Sept. 23. Tickets are on sale for $40. For more info contact Jasmine Telly email@example.com. Even though Sept. 11 has passed remember those that lost their lives. Say a prayer for their families; remember we must never forget what happened to the nation that day.
The Internship Corner By Lucie Fremeau
Student takes advantage of exciting, career building opportunities You’ve probably seen her face on one of the buses that drives around campus, or maybe you’ve met her at a campus function. Her name is Courtney Cochran, and she is a senior who majors in political science with a concentration in pre-law. Courtney is a highly motivated student who understands the importance of participating in campus organizations or clubs and completing an internship. In fact, Courtney is president of the Internship Ambassadors, a member of California Campaign Consultants, Pi Gamma Mu, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), and the California University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association Board of Directors. As a peer mentor, Courtney helps new students adjust to college life and provides them with information to help them succeed. The summer following her junior year, Courtney completed an internship through The Washington Center. Karp, Frosh, Lapidus, Wigodsky & Norwind, P.A., a law firm, hired Courtney to maintain and organize pre-suit files and litigation pleadings. In addition, she composed mailing and fax correspondences to clients, medical personnel, and third parties. Courtney researched criminal court dockets at the D.C. Superior Court House. Courtney says, “I recommend that students utilize the skills and opportunities that Career Services and the Internship Center have to offer. It is never too early to start networking, because the more contacts you make while you are in school, the more people who are likely to recommend or offer you a job in the future.” She also encourages students to join social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, because they aid students in networking and provide an extra piece of information for employers. Upon graduation, Courtney plans to attend law school. With all the connections and experience she has had, Courtney is sure to have a bright future. Students should involve themselves in as many activities, organizations, and clubs as possible. Also, internships are a great first step for building your portfolio and gaining professional experience. Make an appointment with the Internship Center to hear about opportunities. Call 724-938-1578 or email Karen Primm at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following is an internship opportunity currently available through the Internship Center: BARC BARC, of Brownsville, is seeking a communication studies or marketing intern to develop press releases to send to media lists, aid in the administration of organizational events, and communicate with various vendors and sponsors for events. If interested, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to Mr. Dennis Cremonese, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Steinberian State By Allison Steinheiser For the Cal Times
Most Pittsburgh fans know that Sidney Crosby is still dealing with the affects of a concussion, which he suffered over nine months ago. Most Pittsburgh fans can remember when Matt Cooke hit Marc Savard and gave him a serious concussion. No one, including doctors, know when Crosby will be back and Savard has decided to take this season, and possibly longer, off to recover from the affects of yet another concussion. This is a disturbing trend in hockey. It had been said before that for
the National Hockey League to eliminate head shots, someone would have to be seriously injured or even die as a result of on-ice action. Maybe now that one of the NHL’s most marketed players is facing missing tenplus months officials will pay attention. It is a shame that it took an injury to Crosby to get the attention of officials, coaches, and the media. Many other players have had their careers ended because of hits to the head and officials and rule-makers never did anything about it. When Rule 48, which banned blindside hits to the head, was enforced,
it was a step in the right direction. However, more needs to be done. The NHL owes it to all players, new and old, to be the leaders of change. Youth hockey organizations, from local leagues to junior teams, have already started. There is a zero tolerance for any head contact whatsoever in all USA Hockey and Hockey Canada leagues. Also, the Canadian Hockey League has added a no head contact policy. It is time that the NHL follows suit. A “no headshots” rule would only help the NHL. My proposal is simple, if player A hits player B in the head, he is automati-
cally given a five minute major, a game misconduct and an automatic suspension. Some people might think this is too strict, however something needs to happen. Too many players are missing extended periods of time because of irresponsibility. NHL players are good enough that they can adjust to the rule. They will learn very quickly, or they will be out of the league. If the NHL is not willing to go this far with a rule, the players themselves need to take responsibility. This means not hitting a guy in the head just because he has his head down. This means making yourself accountable
for your actions on the ice. They owe it to themselves and to all the players before them to protect each other. No player should want to see someone from their own union be out of work because of a reckless action. We have already seen great players have their careers cut short because of headshots; it would be a shame to see even more players have to stop playing when the solution seems so simple.
The hit on Sidney Crosby (87) by David Steckal (39) of the Washington Capitals and then again a few weeks later by Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lighting have been two of the worst hits to the head in NHL history.
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Men’s soccer team posts its fifth-straight shutout By Noah Gruskin For the Cal Times
The Vulcan’s played their first game in their new Soccer facility Sept 7, against Wheeling Jesuit. Cal U broke in the new turf field in their first home victory of the season. Throughout the first half of the game, both teams battled for possession with the Vulcans and Cardinals matching each other in their amount of time with the ball. Cal U had several scoring opportunities with a shot from senior Edin Sabic striking the crossbar in the 19th minute of the game. Sophomore Ryan Slaby also took a shot on goal, which ricocheted off of the crossbar as well. The Vulcans dominated the second half of playtime. Although neither team scored, Cal U racked up a total of 8 shots on goal. After a scoreless first and second half, the two teams continued competing in overtime. The Vulcans took the lead in the 4th minute of overtime when sophomore Christopher Karns scored his second career game-winning goal with the assist from senior Brady Sanders.
Photo By: Joshua Laska Senior Edin Sabic scored his second goal of the season to give the Vulcans a 1-0 victory against Pitt-Johnstown on Sept. 9.
It is also worth noting that the games referees let nothing slide, calling a total of 37 fouls and handing out three yellow cards. Redshirt senior Charlie Dagnal once again valiantly defended the goal recording another shut out game for the Vulcans.
Dagnal was named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week after recording five saves during the game, his highest save-count this season. On Sept. 9, the Vulcans extended their streak of wins
against the Mountain Cats of Pitt-Johnstown. Cal U secured their lead at the tail end of the first half. At the 36th minute mark, Edub Sabic scored his second goal of the season unassisted. Once again, Dagnal protected
the goal in his fifth scoreless game this season. Dagnal showcased his skill when a Pitt penalty kick hit the post and was saved by Dagnal when Pitt’s Tyler Adinger followed with a rebound shot.
Vulcans rebound after losing last week
Photo By: Joshua Laska Senior defensive back Patrick Swearinger (3) got things started off right for the Vulcans, when he caught a fumble forced by sophomore linebacker Brian Justice on the third play of the game.
By Daniel Williamson For the Cal Times
The Cal U Vulcans football team had a much better outing in week 2 than they did in the opener. The Vulcans bounced back in a big way against the Pioneers of C.W. Post winning at Adamson Stadium 41-13 on a beautiful evening for football. The pre-game routine was altered a little bit with a stirring moment of silence remembering those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. “The Star-Spangled Banner” was
performed by the Cal U Marching Band. The Vulcans started quickly with a passing touchdown from junior quarterback Peter Lalich to leading receiver and senior Thomas Mayo. On the next drive, senior Edwin Gowins capped off a scoring drive with a three-yard rushing touchdown. The Vulcans were up 14-0 at 9:26 of the first quarter, and they didn’t let up. C.W. Post was prepared to punt the football midway through the first quarter when junior Rontez Miles blocked the
attempt. Fellow junior Mario Washington scooped up the ball and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown, putting the Vulcans up 21-0 with 7:43 left in the first quarter. C.W. Post broke the shutout at 2:07 of the first quarter with a rushing touchdown by junior Thomas Beverly. Vulcan defensive lineman, senior Thomas Mulabah, blocked the point-after attempt, and the Vulcans led 21-6 at the end of the first quarter. At 11:01 in the second quarter, Gowins struck again with a rushing touchdown. Mayo
caught yet another Cal U touchdown from 50 yards out with 8:32 left in the second quarter, and though missing the extra point attempt, the Vulcans stretched their lead to 34-6 before halftime. Of the many fast-paced and exciting plays of the game, one of the most interesting was a fake punt attempt turned run play that Cal U converted at 4:25 of the second quarter, though it did not lead to a score. At 9:22 in the third quarter, Edwin Gowins scored a third rushing touchdown, the final
score for the Vulcans. C.W. Post’s Beverly scored a fouryard rushing touchdown at 6:47 of the fourth quarter bringing the score to 41-13, which would be the final. Overall, the Vulcan football team looked very impressive last Saturday, and they certainly improved on their first outing, a 26-3 loss against St. Cloud State. The Vulcans (1-1) return to action tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 17 at East Stroudsburg (1-1) at 6 p.m. Cal U defeated the East Stroudsburg Warriors 45-20 last season.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Get to know your Vulcans: Kayla Klimasko #14 left center defense for the California Vulcans women’s soccer team Interviewed/Layout by Joshua Laska Sports/Managing Editor
What was it like coming to America to play soccer?
I was very excited to come to America to play soccer. Back in Canada, there is not a lot of money allocated for athletic scholarships so it was always a goal of mine to receive a soccer scholarship to the States to help pay for my education. At first I was nervous to be seven hours from home but my team quickly became my second family and I felt right at home. How much different is it playing at the Cal than in Canada? There aren’t very many differences between playing at Cal and playing in Canada. The rules for soccer are the same, unlike football where Canada only plays with three downs. One thing that I do miss is my family being able to come to every game. How hard was it to adjust to college play? Adjusting to college play was fun! I enjoy hearing my name called for the starting line-up, I like jogging out onto the field to stand for the playing of the national anthem, and I love being able to travel with my team. What was the hardest thing to learn at the college level? The hardest thing to learn at the college level was how to adjust to being a student-athlete. Everyone always tells you that the “student” part comes first but it’s a difficult concept to learn how to balance, especially when you have to be on the road for back-to-back games or miss a whole week of school for the NCAA tournament. Since I know you play more than one position, what is your favorite position in soccer to play? At Cal I start at center left defense and I enjoy being a part of the core of the defense. However, I grew up as an offensive player and I love to be apart of the attacking part of the game. I played right forward this summer for my club team in Canada and I scored 11 goals. Nobody believed that I play center defense at school. How do you stay “in the game” during the offseason? Our season ends in early November so when I go home for Christmas I spend the month in the gym doing cardio and lifting. When we return from Christmas break we play indoor in Hamer and lift as a team. As soon as the snow melts we move back outside for our spring season. In the summer I train on my own and play on two teams in Canada. What originally got you into soccer? I started playing soccer when I was six years old. I was the kind of child that wanted to try everything young. At six years old I was playing soccer, taking dance classes, doing gymnastics, and playing the violin all at the same time. How many years have you played soccer? I have been playing soccer for 15 years. What is one interesting fact that not everyone would know about you? 1. My favorite color is purple but I hate artificially flavored things that are purple such as candy and Kool-Aid. 2. I’m very proud to be biracial. My mom is from Bermuda and my dad is Ukrainian. Where are you from and where did you go to High School? I was raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada which is a city just outside of Toronto. I went to Woodlands Seconday School. I now spend my summers with my mother who lives in Stratford, Ontario, Canada which is Justin Bieber’s hometown. What do you plan on doing after college? I don’t have any concrete plans for after graduation. I am majoring in public relations and minoring in marketing so I will be looking for a job in those general fields. I do not know if I want to return to Canada or stay in the States but I’m leaving my options open. What is your favorite tv show? My favorite tv shows are Criminal Minds and Grey’s Anatomy.
Photo by: Joshua Laska
KLIMASKO’S SOCCER STATS FOR THE VULCANS 71 games, 69 starts, 2 goals (.133 %), 3 assists, 0 game winning goals
Who are your favorite sports teams?
My favorite soccer team is Barcelona and I support Spain in the World Cup. I also cheer for the Steelers in football. What is your favorite food? I could eat a burrito from Chipotle everyday for the rest of my life. What is your favorite movie? My top five are: The Hangover, Inception, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Goodfellas, and the 40-Year Old Virgin. Do you have a favorite quote? I have a tattoo, which is my favorite quote from Hamlet that says: This above all to thine own self be true. Photo by: Joshua Laska
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