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THE GRIFFIN

Friday, October 8, 2010 Volume LXXXI Number 4

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Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y.

Inaugural celebration to introduce new president to College and community dedication, and they should,” Hurley told The Griffin. “It is part of my job, now, to make sure that we stay true to that.” Many of us know John Hurley. Some might know John Hurley because they heard about the controversy that surrounded his election as President, when he was chosen as the first non-Jesuit leader of the school. Some might know him because they have worked with him at Canisius. Others might even know him because they know his daughter, a student at Canisius. But others might not know him at all. He hopes, though, that this will start to change. “I’m trying my best to keep my eyes up and off my Blackberry when I’m walking around campus,” Hurley said. “I’d like to invite students to say hello and get to know me when they see me on campus. I want them to feel a sense of connection with their President.” Canisius College will be hosting an installation ceremony on Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center, officially inaugurating Hurley as President. The surrounding days include a series of events aimed at celebrating this momentous day in Canisius history. The last such event at Canisius was 17 years ago, and before that in 1966. Hurley will use this time to thank Fr. Cooke for his contributions to the College over the past 17 years, and the community at large will use it to welcome and wish Hurley luck in his new position. “At first it was odd to find out that a Jesuit would not be President at our school, but President Hurley is making a great effort to preserve our traditional Jesuit ideals,” said senior Katie Eldredge, President of the Undergraduate Student Association. “This is comforting for all of us who initially chose Canisius based on those core values.” Eldredge is one of several people who will present dialogue to welcome Hurley as the 24th President. Bishop Edward Kimec, New York State Senator Brian Higgins, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, and representatives from the faculty, alumni and institutions of higher education, among others,

By Kate Songin Editor in Chief

John J. Hurley has become a well-known name across the Canisius College campus since the decision was made on Oct. 19, 2009 for him to take over as President; he would succeed Vincent J. Cooke, S.J.S., upon his retirement last spring. Prior to the start of his new assignment on July 1, Hurley worked as the College’s Executive Vice President since 2007, and, before that, Vice President for Academic Affairs since 1997. Everyone knows him now as our new President, altering for the first time a 140-year tradition. “It became clear to me recently that the Jesuits here feel a strong ownership to the College… they feel pride and

John Hurley prepares for the 24th inaugural ceremony.

will join her on stage to welcome this new leader. “Hurley’s reign will prove to be a big change for Canisius,” continued Eldredge, “but the vision for our school will not change.” The vision she spoke of is Hurley’s inaugural theme of, “Faith, Justice, Leadership,” a slogan that can now be seen around campus. John Hurley is no stranger to Canisius. He is an alumnus from the class of 1978, at which time he studied English and history. He went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1981, and practiced law for 16 years. In his roles at Canisius, he served as the senior administrative official, handling projects in every aspect of the College, leading the campus in several positive initiatives, including a fundraising campaign that was recognized in 2001 as the top fundraising accomplishment among the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities. After awarding Hurley the Canisius College Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2002 for distinguishing himself in his chosen career, and for bestowing upon him the LaSalle Medal in 1996, the highest honor conferred upon an alumna/us for service to their alma mater, the Canisius community felt that he deserved just one more. The 17 years that Fr. Cooke spent as President were marked with much growth and success, and Hurley believes that he will be able to continue this growth, but in his own unique ways. “This position has been a really comfortable fit for me so far, and I really believe that I am up to the task,” said Hurley. “Whenever I have done anything in life, I have thrown myself into it 100 percent. This is no different. “This inauguration seems like it’s about me, but it’s not really about me at all,” Hurley continued. “It’s a chance for the College to pause and to reflect back and to think about the future. In that sense, it’s really about the College.” With this, John Hurley has See Inauguration page 2

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invited the Canisius College community to participate in his inauguration by taking part in hands on community service efforts to celebrate this unique moment in the College’s history. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to participate in community service activities that are said to provide

growth, leadership opportunities and spiritual fulfillment. When asked if at the end of his experience as president, whenever that may be, this would be the culmination of his long, successful career, he responded that he just did not know. “I’m thinking of so many things for Canisius College right now that I can’t really think of anything else,” he said. “I have trouble seeing myself anywhere but here. This is my place.”

President Hurley makes himself visible on campus by visiting with students in the quad.

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ARTS CANISIUS U P C O M I N G

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Oct. 20 – The Montante Cultural Center will host Canisius and the BPO Connection at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature JoAnn Falletta as music director, Antoine Lefebvre on violin and Alex Jokipii and Geoffrey Hardcastle on trumpet. Works of Beethoven, Dvorák, Vehar and Vivaldi will be played. General admission is $25 and student tickets are $10. Oct. 21 – Albright Knox Art Gallery curator, Heather Pesanti will present an Art History lecture entitled, “Beyond/In Western New York: Alternating Currents.” The lecture will be held in the Regis Room at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25 – Brett Shurtliffe, double bass, will present a Meet-the-Faculty at 12 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Oct. 29 – In a special event, an a cappella concert entitled, “Comedian Harmoniacs,” the Harmonia Chamber Singers will perform in the Montante Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. The humorous concert, directed by Robert Pacillo, will feature music from various time periods of choral music. Nov. 4 – Persis Vehar, the College’s Composer-in-Residence, will present “The Composer and the Audience” at 2:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Information Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department Compiled by Hannah Alt

Friday, October 8, 2010

New majors promote Jesuit values in and out of the classroom By Sarah Maurer

Opinion Editor Academic diversity at Canisius College is steadily increasing every year with the addition of new majors and minors in multiple disciplines. The most recent additions have allowed the College to expand its reach into the fields of classics, creative writing, multimedia journalism and environmental studies. Regardless of how different the curriculum for each program may be from that of the others, there is a common theme present throughout: social justice and service to others. Classics majors will incorporate these values with their knowledge of culture, politics and ethics. Creative writing majors will learn how to assimilate these values with the skills necessary to share the stories of our society. Journalism majors will learn how to report the news responsibly and ethically. In every program, students will be learning how to use what they learn in their courses to uphold the school’s mission of service and justice. These values are also quite evident in the recently assimilated Environmental Studies major. The initial proposal for this program stated, “The Environmental Studies program will enable students to serve their communities with the knowledge and skills necessary to work towards environmental change.” The department also noted that, “environmental justice is inherent to the full understanding of social justice.” Thus, this major not only allows Canisius students to study various perspectives and issues related to the changing environment, but it also helps them to play an active role in developing solutions through interdisciplinary, hands-on learning rooted in environmental justice. According to Erin Robinson, Ph.D., director of the program, the new major is highly interdisciplinary. “The foundation courses involve sociology, economics, religious studies, philosophy and the science course that is labeled Environmental Studies,” she said. “Elective courses draw on courses in communication studies, sociology, psychology and business, among others.” With such a dynamic curriculum, students in this new major can focus their studies into one of four specialization tracks: Environmental Justice, Environmental Conservation and Administration, Sustainable Economics or Environmental Literacy and Public Health. Each track requires four electives, one of which is divided into three one-credit professional seminars taught by local, regional and international experts in environmental issues. Regardless of what track they choose, every EVST major will be required to complete a seven-course

core. This core consists of the following classes: Environment and Society, Environmental Ethics, Macroeconomics, Intro to Geographic Information Systems, Research Methods and two semesters of Science of Environmental Problems. Allison Braun, one of the College’s first EVST majors, has found that the program’s benefits lie in its diversity. “The program appears to have a promising schedule for students that seek a more well-rounded education of the subject,” she said. “The faculty is great and the learning is dynamic.” Braun also noted the advantages that EVST majors have heading into the job market upon graduation. “The important thing is that every aspect of life seems to be able to incorporate an environmental component,” she said. “Job opportunities for environmental majors have a progressive future as far as demand and growth rate.” In addition to the seven core courses, each student will have to complete a core capstone and will incorporate service learning into their regular courses. “There are plenty of environmental service and community-based learning opportunities for students to participate in,” Dr. Robinson said. “For example, EVST 111 and SOC 110 students are participating in Science Firsthand, a program in which college students will mentor middle school students, teaching them basic environmental concepts in their urban backyard—the City of Buffalo.” The College’s urban location provides members of the program with an ideal setting to witness the cultural, economic and social concerns that contribute to environmental issues. “Our geographic and social setting, and history in Buffalo lends a vital component to the need for an environmental studies program,” Dr. Robinson said. “Unfortunately, the industrial complex that provided the basis of Buffalo’s economy has since left Buffalo one of the poorest cities in the United States. Buffalo’s failing industrial infrastructure has left brownfields and superfund sites in its wake, in addition to some of the nation’s highest cancer rates, including prostate, breast and colon cancers.” According to Dr. Robinson, recognizing and addressing these real-life issues is what makes the Environmental Studies program such a significant addition to the College. “Environmental Studies speaks to our mission as a Catholic Jesuit College, pursuing work in service to others through social justice,” Dr. Robinson said. “Environmental justice is a core issue of this program, and teaching studies about the history of these issues and allowing for the opportunity to be part of the solution is paramount to what it means to attend Canisius.”

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From the Desk of VP Sformo: Thanks to all the students that took the survey regarding the spring concert. The results will not be announced until we have contacted the artist to make sure they can come on the dates we have reserved. Please do not spread rumors. The Fall Concert ticket sales begin next week! They will be sold from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Old Main Vestibule, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby. The first three days the tickets will be $3 and the next week they will be $5. For each of the first three days there will be a raffle. If you buy your ticket on Wednesday, Oct. 13, you and a friend get a chance to meet Hot Chelle Rae and Parachute. If you buy your ticket on Thursday, Oct. 14, you get a chance to win a Parachute CD. If you buy your ticket on Friday, Oct. 15, you get a chance to win a Parachute T-shirt. Make sure you get your ticket soon! Bring your Canisius ID and only one ticket per student. Save the date for the concert. It is Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m.


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Friday, October 8, 2010

Supreme Court Chief Justice to speak at Canisius Visit draws attention to the College and community

By Jonathan Beck News Writer

On Oct. 19, 2010, the Chief Justice of the United States of America will be speaking at Canisius College. A Buffalo native, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. will be headlining “A Conversation with the Chief Justice,” which is sponsored by the Canisius College Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series on Law in American Society. Bringing the Chief Justice to campus has been a several year process, and is largely the result of efforts by

Washington, D.C. lawyer and Canisius alumnus Joseph M. Hassett, who got to know Justice Roberts while they both worked at the D.C. law firm, Hogan Lovells. Robert A. Klump, J.D., adjunct professor at Canisius and associate director of the Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center, said of the Chief Justice’s visit that he is “not the first Supreme Court Justice to visit Canisius, or even the first Chief Justice.” Justice Roberts joins former Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist as a Raichle lecturer, as well as several associate justices, past and present. Klump reasoned that attracting speakers like Justice Roberts is possible in large part “due to the success [of the series]

Canisius prepares to welcome Supreme Court Chief Justice.

going back to 1983.” The Chief Justice presides over the conferences in which the justices of the Supreme Court decide which cases they will hear, and when he is in the majority of a decision, it is his job to assign the majority opinion. However, Klump notes, his “formal powers over the court are limited.” His contributions to the court, instead, largely come from his own abilities and impressive resume. Justice Roberts’ long resume includes his role as a law clerk for then Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist during the 1980 term, Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States from 1981 to 1982, Associate Counsel to President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1986, and Principal Deputy Solicitor General from 1989 to 1993. Before serving as an Appellate Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit from 2003 to 2005, he practiced private law in Washington, D.C. When he was nominated to the Supreme Court by President George W. Bush in 2005, he assumed the role in the “excellent position

to exercise effective leadership before the court,” said Klump. Many legal analysts do not expect the current term of the Supreme Court to be particularly groundbreaking, but several important cases are among the 50 that have been announced thus far. One particularly interesting case involves the Westboro Baptist Church, which is known for protesting the funerals of deceased soldiers who died in battle, as well as for their fiery anti-gay rhetoric. Snyder v. Phelps is slated to be a “great test of first amendment rights,” Klump said. Other important cases include Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, which challenges state tax credits to organizations which aid students going to Christian colleges disproportionately over their secular counterparts, and Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association, which challenges a California law that fines someone for selling violent video games to children. A visit by the Chief Justice will most likely “attract attention to Canisius,” said Klump. Schools that have hosted Justice Roberts in the

past have found themselves on the news, and even CSPAN, because of his importance to the United States government and his answers to audience questions. He “likes to take questions, particularly from students,” Klump said, which is potentially a great experience for students. Having the Chief Justice on campus is “something any school in the country” would be proud of. Of his own expectations for Justice Roberts’ visit, Klump said that it is a “tremendous opportunity to reinforce” what he teaches in the classroom in his constitutional law courses. “What seems by students to be relatively dry material” can be excited by the opportunity “to put a face on the Supreme Court of the United States.” After all, they are all living, uniquely experienced people. “Justice Roberts is one of only nine people who is deciding cases” that affect the entire country, concluded Klump. “A Conversation with the Chief Justice” will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center. The doors will open at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

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A CELEBRATION OF SCHOLARSHIP A snapshot of faculty scholarship and faculty-student collaboration

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010 Regis Rooms, Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center P R E S E N TAT I O N S C H E D U L E 1:00 -1:20 p.m. Ji-Hee Kim, PhD, “Where Entrepreneurial Leaders are Made” 1:20-1:40 p.m. H. David Sheets, PhD, and Jamie O’Neil, MFA, “The Electronica Project: Science Meets Art” 1:40 -2:00 p.m. Melissa B. Wanzer, EdD, “Enhancing the ‘Informed’ in Informed Consent”

2:00-2:20 p.m. Christopher J. Lopata, PsyD, and Marcus L. Thomeer, PhD, “Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research and Treatment” 2:20-2:40 p.m. Tanya M. Loughead, PhD, “What is the University?” 2:40-3:00 p.m. Bruce J. Dierenfield, PhD, “The Civil Rights Movement Up Close and Personal”

Visit canisius.edu/inauguration for more information regarding all inaugural events.

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News Of The Weird

Friday, October 8, 2010

Beyond ThE Dome

Freedom of speech tested by fiery group By Kerry Freeburg News Writer

AFRICA - BBC News reported in August that government officials in southern Sudan had unveiled a $10 billion plan that would rebuild the area’s major cities (heavily damaged during the ongoing civil war) “in the shapes of animals and fruit.” New blueprints for one state capital, Juba, show its boundaries in the shape of a rhinoceros, and for another capital, Wau, a giraffe, and for the town of Yambio, the outline of a pineapple. (Such municipal planning might appear quixotic, especially in view of Sudan’s wartime chaos, but investors can hardly ignore a country that sits on rich oil deposits.) DES MOINES, IA - Drake University, feeling under-respected academically, commissioned an in-state firm to create a direct-mail campaign highlighting the many benefits of a Drake education. The pitch to potential students, which was rolled out in September in brochures and on Drake’s website, is called the “Drake Advantage” and is graphically represented (curiously, for an academic institution) as “D+.” SARASOTA, FL - William Black, 28, was arrested at a Wal-Mart in September after he grabbed a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue off the magazine rack, retreated to another aisle, and masturbated, leaving semen on the floor. (Black said he had been overcome looking at all the “hot girls” among Wal-Mart shoppers.) ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Samuel McMaster Jr. pleaded guilty to securities fraud in August but struck a deal with prosecutors to enable restitution to his two dozen victims. McMaster fancies himself an expert at poker, and the judge agreed to withhold sentencing for six months to let McMaster prove he could earn at least $7,500 a month for his victims at Las Vegas poker tables.

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The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments Wednesday in the highly controversial case involving a small church congregation, which pickets outside the funerals of soldiers who have died while serving in the United States military. The Westboro Baptist Church, which is located in Topeka, Kansas, has sparked a large controversy over their slogans, banners and protests, which take place outside the funerals of U.S. military personnel. Albert Snyder, the father of the late Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, who died in Iraq March 3, 2006, filed suit last spring against the small church and its pastor, Fred W. Phelps Sr. The lawsuit accused the church of creating severe emotional distress, as well as an invasion of privacy. Under jury verdict, the Topeka church was required to pay $5 million in damages. However, the federal appellate court overturned the original jury

decision in Snyder v. Phelps, charging that the jury’s verdict was in violation of the congregation’s right to protest under the first amendment. The congregational members who involve themselves with these controversial protests have appeared outside several funerals in recent years, carrying signs that bare slogans such as “God Hates Fags,” “God Hates the USA,” and even “Thank God for Dead Soldiers.” Snyder’s lawyer remarked, “Mr. Snyder simply wanted to bury his son in a private, dignified manner.” Among other controversial beliefs and activities, the church proclaims that America is being punished for the acts of homosexuality through the deaths of American soldiers. While making their decision, the justices of the Supreme Court will consider previous court rulings and precedents, which have defended free speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion. In Falwell v. Hustler, which featured southern pastor Jerry Falwell, Falwell sued Hustler for portraying him unfairly in a cartoon parody. In that instance, the court ruled in favor of Hustler and free speech.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg commented, “This is a case about exploiting a family’s grief.” The newest member of the Supreme Court, Justice Elena Kagan, added that the demonstrations are “taking advantage of a private funeral to express their views,” but noted that the group adhered to guidelines about keeping their distance from the church where the service was held. The prosecution, which appealed the case to the Supreme Court, will attempt to prove that controversial and, at times, extreme statements of certain groups can cause people harm. Phelps, a former civil rights activist and lawyer, who has since been disbarred, believes that the court will rule in favor of his congregation and the first amendment’s right to free speech. Snyder, however, believes that the Court should take into account that this was, in fact, an act of targeted harassment. The verdict will be released at a later date, and many legal analysts, scholars and Americans are waiting to see how broadly the Supreme Court interprets this particular case.

Buffalo native joins Canisius faculty By Hannah Alt News Editor

When a majority of the general population thinks of mass quantities of mosquitoes, a chill runs down their back and an unpleasant expression crosses their face. This is not the case, however, for the new assistant professor of biology, Katie S. Costanzo, Ph.D. Originally from the Buffalo area, Dr. Costanzo returned home to join the Canisius College faculty and begin her teaching career. Dr. Costanzo completed her undergraduate degree at SUNY Oswego, studying zoology, and then continued on to Illinois State University to complete her Master’s degree in ecology. During her master’s work, she began to think in terms of evolutionary questions, which lead directly into her doctoral studies. “My Ph.D. work looked at how ecological processes can lead to evolutionary change and lead to higher species or species diversity,” said Dr. Costanzo. She received her Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo while serving as a research and teaching assistant. After, she returned to Illinois for her post-doctoral work, but this time at the University of Illinois. Dr. Costanzo had a two-year contract with the University of Illinois, but left after only a year when she received the position at Canisius. She said that she decided to apply “just for the heck of it” because it was a job back home and it fit her perfectly. She explained that schools don’t just hire another biology faculty member; the positions are specific to the research that applicants do, so it is hard to find the right job. “[Canisius] posted for an entomologist, someone who works with insects, and an aquatic ecologist, someone who works with aquatic systems,” Dr. Costanzo said. Her mosquito research fits perfectly into this category. She is currently working on the “effect of invasive mosquito species”

and their impact on native species and community structure. The experiments are still in the early stages. She said that she only has a fifth of the mosquitoes that she wants in a lab and is waiting on the arrival of more equipment. On the upside, she already has four students working with her in the lab. To many, this may seem like an odd area of specialization, but Dr. Costanzo expressed a true level of passion and excitement. “I’m just a sucker for it, I love it,” she said. “It’s cool and it’s fun. How organisms interacting can lead to different species is just the coolest thing to me.” While Dr. Costanzo has extensive experience in research, this is her first year teaching. Though unsure at first, she is finding that she loves it. All three of the courses she is teaching are ecology related and are part of the team-teaching program. Her mentor, Sara Morris, Ph.D., gives her constructive criticism after all of her lectures, and Dr. Costanzo is certainly benefiting. “I really enjoy research, but I also wanted to be involved in getting the next generation really passionate about it,” said Dr. Costanzo. She said that she had positive experiences with her professors during her undergraduate years, and that that is, in part, what inspired her career. This belief is a large part of what she loves about Canisius. At first, Canisius looked good because it was in her hometown, but now she calls that just a perk. The closeness between the faculty and the students here is important to her because she sees that the faculty genuinely care. She has also been impressed by the solid structure of the department. “I like how diverse the department is and I like how the department works together as a unit,” said Dr. Costanzo. “There are different disciplines, but people aren’t partitioned; everybody works together and gets along really well here.”

Public Safety Blotter Oct. 1

2 a.m.

Non-Criminal Dispute

Officers responded to a call from students who, upon arriving to campus in a cab, the driver refused to let them leave the cab. The driver claimed that the students owed him an extra $40 for vomiting in the backseat. The officers found no vomit in the vehicle. They made sure the students paid the proper fair and told the driver to leave campus. The following day, Public Safety called the cab company to report the incident. Oct. 3

5:30 a.m.

Smoke Alarm/Vandalism

A student placed a soaking wet bed comforter in a dryer in the Frisch laundry room, preventing the machine from operating properly. The dryer overheated and started smoking, setting off the building alarm. Frisch was evacuated and the Buffalo Fire Department responded to the call. Further investigation found that the laundry room had also been vandalized. All students involved have been referred to the dean. Oct. 6

9:45 a.m.

Missing Car

A student reported his car missing from the Delevan Townhouse parking lot. He claimed that it had been taken sometime during the night before. Officers reviewed the CCTV security cameras and discovered that the student had driven his own car out of the lot at 1:15 a.m. Student admitted to drinking eight beers that night but does not recall driving the car. The car is still missing.

Information Courtesy of Public Safety Compiled by Hannah Alt

Enjoy the fall holiday, we at The Griffin will, too. Look for our next issue, Oct. 22.


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Honoring our president with a call respecting annewestablishment of to service religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the

freedom of speech, or of Canisius has begun to celebrate the installation of a brand new president, John J. Hurley, and with this, The Griffin suggests our take on the advice of another famous President John: Ask not what the community can do for Canisius, ask what Canisius can do for the community. As part of the inauguration observance of Hurley as the 24th president of the College, the school has invited students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to celebrate the occasion by participating in an entire week of festivities, including schol-

arly events, masses, dinners and even a year-long call to service to the community. Known as “men and women for others,” members of the Canisius community are encouraged to participate in service efforts to benefit others. We may participate in Canisius Community Days, The Buffalo Burrito Project or the South Buffalo Community Table to help provide meals to the homeless in the City of Buffalo. These are just some of the suggestions offered by the Office of Campus Ministry. Community service is a

central aspect of the Jesuit identity, something that John Hurley is working hard to preserve on this campus, as he is the first non-Jesuit president in the history of Canisius College. Even though the 140-year tradition of a Jesuit leader is no longer, the spirit of service to others is a tradition that will forever remain. Although the installation of this new presidency is something new, it provides us with the opportunity to remind ourselves of what it means to be a member of Canisius College. As a part of a longstanding Jesuit tradition,

it is essential that we become advocates of social justice while reaching out to those in need. Not only are we bettering our school community; we are bettering ourselves. We believe that the scope of celebrations planned for this week are indicative of what is to come in Hurley’s reign as president, and we applaud his efforts. This call to community service could not have come at a more appropriate time, and we at The Griffin urge everyone within the college community to step up and engage in this spirit of Jesuit identity.

True Life: I have unplugged my life from the social network Chelsea Miller

I never imagined that I would live to see the day that I didn’t find myself logging into my Facebook account on an hourly basis. It was a very hard decision to make because every moment I had, I would be checking the news feed, updating my status, looking at pictures, you name it. I will say, I never went as far as watering my plants on Farmville or playing Bejeweled, but if you were to look up Facebook addict in the dictionary my name would be right there. Some might find it very surprising that I was able to unplug myself from such an addiction, but believe it or not, I am still alive and breathing. It was actually the most liberating feeling I have ever experienced. I could finally go on with my life and not have to worry about who was looking at my pictures or who found my status update offensive. I constantly felt like Big Brother was watching my every move. Once you remove that tracking device, the need to answer to a social networking site disappears. The most common reaction I have received so far is, “Oh my goodness, how are you doing that?” or “You have such great will-power!” I

simply explain that the time I spent on Facebook should have been time spent completing homework assignments, studying, or reading, and all of the time I spent on Facebook was really adding up. I mean, it was probably as bad as almost two hours a day. Take those two hours a day and multipy that by five days in a school week; that is ten hours per week. Think of all of the things you could do in ten hours instead of checking in on your friends’ status updates. In all honesty, we all know that the majority of the Facebook population simply logs on in order to “creep” on what everyone else is doing. We want to find out who is dating who, what your ex did last weekend, who was at that party, and the list goes on. Since when has it been imperative to know your friends day to day life? Think about the time when we didn’t have Facebook. We had to pick up a phone and dial a landline in order to ask a friend how their day was or when they wanted to get together. That seems ancient for most of us, but I sincerely believe that this is how it should be. We can’t say we truly know a person just by adding them as a friend on Facebook. How can you believe you have 954 friends? I highly doubt all 954 of your “friends” would call you and

ask how you’re doing instead of reading it in your status update or writing on your wall. I mean since when do we really “write” on a wall? Walls in real life are meant to be painted and decorated, not actually “written” on. Facebook was a great idea in the beginning and I was quite the advocate when college students were the only ones who were permitted to log onto the site. It was meant for college students to network. Now, there are pages for celebrities, animals, your younger sibling and your grandparents. The Facebook phenomenon is even causing dilemmas in the workplace. Future employers can look at your Facebook page and make a decision without even scheduling an interview. You are going to regret posting those sloppy Saturday night pictures then. What kind of image are we sending when we let the whole world know what we are doing? Does everyone really need to know where you are going to be at that exact moment? Yes, I did it in the past, but in thinking about it now anyone can access your information, either through a friend or a picture, etc. If you state where you are, it would quite simple for someone to track you down. (There is even an application on Facebook now when you can

“check into places” it will then place a dot on a map of where you are). Is that a joke? Do you want to put your life in jeopardy like that? How much easier are you making it for a criminal to rob you or your house? Everyone knows where you are now. The point I’m trying to make is to let people know that there is life after Facebook. You will find something else to do with your time. I have decided to focus more on other things. The time I spent checking my Facebook before bed is now replaced with reading Chicken Soup for the College Soul and actually learning something instead of where you went and what you had for dinner. That fact is not going to alter my life in any way and, honestly, I don’t care. I am not singling anyone out because I used to do the exact same thing. Truthfully, I have caught myself logging onto the Web site on accident, but that is when you know you are addicted to Facebook. I probably will go through withdrawal at some point, but for right now life is pretty awesome when I don’t have everyone looking over my shoulder. I encourage everyone to try it, even just for a day! Follow Chelsea’s progress at http://chelseanoelx3.tumblr.com/. mille108@canisius.edu

GRIFFBITS What’s your favorite thing about fall?

Michael, senior

Julie, junior

Mikey, junior

Danny, freshman

“Apple cider.”

“Hot chocolate.”

“It’s my birthday on October 24.”

“Hockey season.”


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Friday, October 8, 2010

Polonia district is a place of hope Matt Gorczyca Every year around Easter, my family and I voyage to the Broadway Market located in the Polonia District on the East Side of Buffalo. For those who may not be familiar with the Market, it started out as a simple farmers’ market that quickly attracted the attention of venders from all over the area. It was the product of immigrants that traveled to the United States with a sense of hope, opportunity and freedom. Sadly, the surrounding area is now home to abandoned houses that resemble nothing of the joyful neighborhoods these immigrants gave life to. Consequently, the Central Terminal, located in the same neighborhood, has also been abandoned and resembles an empty shell. The Broadway Market is still open, but the life inside is meek in comparison to Easter season, and even how it used to be years ago. Even so, through the dilapidation that has swept this district, I saw a glimmer of hope. I recently took a walk through the neighbor-

hood alongside Airborne Eddie. Airborne Eddie is a television personality that has taken on this movement to restore the greatness back to this historical district. He sees the potential opportunity in this area, if only we as a community give it a chance. For most, they see the district as a hopeless blot on the map of Buffalo that hopefully, if it is ignored long enough, will go away on its own. We all know nothing in life works that way. If we keep up the “ignorance is bliss” state of mind, we are only doing ourselves a disservice as Western New Yorkers. I used to have the same impression of the area but when I took this area walk, I saw the rich history and the potential for the future that lies within the walls of this neighborhood. The only problem is what we as a community are doing in the present. We aren’t seeing the potential. We as the future generation have a blueprint in front of us to create a culture and district of our own, to bring life back into the heart of the Polonia District and the city of Buffalo as well. gorczycm@my.canisius.edu

What’s on your iPod? Gina Buscaglia

1. Toxic, by Britney Spears, 2. Super Freak, by Rick James 3. Baby Got Back, by Sir Mixa-Lot 4. The Real Slim Shady, by Eminmen 5. Big Papa, by Biggie Smalls

Our successful neighbor: A model for New York Justin Masucci As the gubernatorial race between Democratic nominee Andrew Cuomo and Republican nominee Carl Paladino heats up, and Nov. 2 rapidly approaches, I cannot help but be distracted by the current events of our neighbor, New Jersey. And no, I am not talking about the shore. Last November in the heavily Democratic state, Republican challenger Chris Christie defeated the incumbent Governor John Corzine. Christie’s surprising victory was touted by the right as evidence that the nation was rejecting the liberalism emanating from Washington, D.C., specifically, President Obama’s White House. Conversely, the left attributed Corzine’s electoral defeat to nothing more than the corruption and overall ineptness of Corzine himself. Regardless of why he was elected, Governor Chris Christie is proving himself to be a force to be reckoned with. Upon inauguration, Christie was immediately faced with the daunting task of balancing the state budget, which was several billion dollars in debt. Rather than give in to the demands of Democrats in the New Jersey legislature and force even higher taxes on the already heavily taxed citizens of New Jersey, Christie enforced a spending freeze and then went through the state budget, line-by-line, and cut until the budget was balanced. His hawkishness on the budget led conservative editorialist George Will to refer to Christie as the “Trenton Thunder.” This moniker, which is actually the name of a New Jersey minor league baseball team, reflects both the thunder of change and reform that Christie is bringing to New Jersey as well as Christie’s plus-size stature. In the process of eliminating state expenditures and seeking ways to save

money without raising taxes, Christie became “public enemy number one” in the eyes of New Jersey’s teachers’ unions because some of the cuts in the state budget were for education. This prompted the unions to begin running television ads portraying Christie as anti-education, and some teachers even encouraged their students to cut class in protest. Despite the union rhetoric, however, there was a caveat to Christie’s proposed cuts. The loss in funding to schools could be made up if teachers agreed to take a one year pay freeze (i.e. no raises for one year) and if teachers contributed a whopping 1.5 percent of their salaries towards their health insurance coverage (they currently contribute nothing). While the bosses of the New Jersey teachers unions are still foaming at the mouth, some even publicly praying for his death, Christie’s proposals are pragmatic and relatively moderate. Sure, he may still incur the wrath of union bosses who are looking out for themselves, and MSNBC ideologue Ed Schultz who devoted an entire segment of his program to how Christie is “destroying public education,” but Christie has found supporters from across the political aisle. The Democratic mayor of Newark, Cory Booker, has since joined Christie in his overall reforms to New Jersey’s public education system, which begins with the battle with the teachers unions. From fiscal austerity in the budgeting process to education reform that actually puts results ahead of union interests, there is a lot to like about Chris Christie. Both candidates for governor here in New York could learn something from him about being an effective chief executive. So far, he has denied any interest in higher office and has stated that he is not even concerned about being reelected for a second term in 2013. I know where I would like to see Governor Christie: Albany. masuccij@my.canisius.edu

Please, watch your words Jeffrey Hartinger Faggot. The word is shocking, ignorant, painful, and holds many different meanings for a variety of people, especially those in our generation. It is used as disgust for gay men. It is used to question the masculinity of straight males. It is even used among the gay community in a joking or comedic manner. Whatever the context in which it is used, it is not funny or intelligent, and negatively impacts the person who says it, not the person or group that they are trying to shun. As an openly gay male, I can honestly and whole heartedly say that my life has been a blessing which, sadly enough, oftentimes is not the case for those in the LGBT community. I have an accepting family, close friends and a tolerant and intelligent campus which embraces the diversity and the uniqueness of its students on various levels. Canisius has a strong and active LBGT community, who are ac-

tive in all parts of student life, but, in retrospect, there are students at this college who are unable to accept and embrace who they are, oftentimes known as those who are still “living in the closet.” For whatever reason, these people are not comfortable living life with a stigma attached to them, which causing them pain, depression, and a variety of other emotional responses that cause strife at a time which should be one of the most enriching of their lives. In the wake of the recent suicide at Rutgers University, I am asking you, the students of this Jesuit institution, to think before you speak. Think before you act. Above all, think of your differences, since we all have them, and imagine a life where you are constantly judged not by the content of your character or the contributions you have made in your job, or the organizations that you dedicate your time, but of the gender of the person you love. A

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person’s sexuality is seemingly a small aspect of ones life, but when considered, can play a huge role in determining ones journey in this complicated world. It is time to cut out the homophobic actions and comments. When a friend or peer slips up and says, “Fag” or “Dude, that is so gay” in my presence, they are quick to point out that “I did not mean it that way.” Well, in what way did you mean it? Are people aware of where this derogatory came from, and further, what they are referring to when they say it? It is a word that has been screamed at gay people, oftentimes at the final moments of their life during a hate crime or public taunting, which more often than not ends in murder or suicide. In addition to Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University freshman, there have been countless LBGT suicides over the past few months. There are also ones we will never hear about, the secret of homosexuality that stays with the individual until they take their

own life. Overall, Buffalo is a generally accepting place, a rust belt, bluecollar city which is advancing with higher education, arts, theatre, and music, a pulse for the young, liberal, and accepting, in most cases. However, we still have our problems: over the past year we ourselves, as Buffalonians, have been in the media after various hate crimes. In one horrible case, a lesbian was stabbed in her eye due to her affiliation with the LGBT community. Since we are the future leaders of our community, and other communities throughout the United States and the world, people are going to look to us on how to act, especially in our reactions to those who are different than the accepted norm. Next time you feel the urge to say “faggot” or other derogatory terms, take time to realize what you are actually saying and how that word or phrase is going

to affect others. In general, we are all struggling, attempting to get by in a world that is judgmental, competitive, and based upon image and status. Some of us, especially those in minority groups, have added strife, which makes life that much more complicated. When you see something you don’t like, try to simply say, “I don’t like that.” Canisius, I think, is a synonym for acceptance, so please take my advice. One young life lost is already too many. If you are struggling with your identity, I recommend talking with a friend whom you can trust, making an appointment at the counseling center or even attending a Unity meeting, which are typically held every other Thursday. Also, feel free to contact me if you need to talk, because, although my experience has been a good one, I have also had a few bumps along the way. I know that half the battle is getting things off your chest. hartingj@my.canisius.edu

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pg. for the ears Kamelot’s new album is Poetry By Alyssa Palombo Life & Arts Writer

Power metal band Kamelot has, over the past several years, been garnering attention from metal fans worldwide. The band’s current line-up perhaps reflects this international appeal: lead vocalist Roy Khan is a native of Norway, keyboard player Oliver Palotai hails from Germany, while bassist Sean Tibbetts, drummer Casey Grillo, and lead guitarist and founder Thomas Youngblood are all Americans. Kamelot’s ninth studio album, entitled Poetry for the Poisoned, was released in the U.S. on Sept. 14. On Poetry, the band’s sound has evolved into something with a much darker and more sinister edge; a sound that was only hinted at on their previous two albums, Ghost Opera and The Black Halo. The album opens with the first single, entitled “The Great Pandemonium.” A perfect opening track, the song builds from light guitar and subtle background vocals in the beginning to a full out metal riff. The verses find Khan half -speaking, half-growling, while on the chorus he unleashes his

smooth, dark, seductive voice which falls somewhere between a heldentenor and a baritone in terms of type. The second track, “If Tomorrow Came,” has a somewhat odd and almost choppy melody, yet the chugging guitars and pounding drums make it worse. While a good song in and of itself, it nevertheless falls a little flat after the epic opening track. The third track, “Dear Editor,” is a 1:18 prelude to one of the album’s more unsettling songs, “The Zodiac.” “Dear Editor” features a creepy dual-voiced reading of the letter supposedly sent by the infamous Zodiac Killer to the San Francisco Chronicle in 1978. Consequently, the song that follows is a pseudo-confession from the point of view of the killer himself, whose identity has never been discovered. Appropriately, the melody has a dissonant and chromatic flavor to it. “You will never really k n ow my name/without reflection,” Khan

sings in his lower register. “Hunter’s Season,” is a beautiful and heartfelt elegy from a son to a mother. The relatively simple melody is complimented by Youngblood’s excellent guitar work, at times composed of power chords, and at others of impressive solo work. The track that follows, “House on a Hill,” is one of the highlights of the album. Khan is joined by guest vocalist Simone Simons, lead singer of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica and frequent Kamelot collaborator. The power ballad opens with Khan singing a capella before strings and guitar eventually come in to support the beautiful melody. Simons closes out the first verse with her always gorgeous vocals: “Hard to remember/and hard to forget/the shadow that hangs over me.” The chorus is composed of a lovely duet between Khan and Simons, and the song is rounded out by elaborate guitar work by Youngblood and a lushly orchestrated string section. Track seven, “Necropolis,” is a heavy and down-tempo metal march, employing some of the sinister feel which characterizes the album. “My Train of Thoughts,” the eighth track, is the album’s most forgettable moment, because it hearkens back to Kamelot’s

earlier albums, Karma and Epica and does not seem to fit in as well on Poetry. Track nine, “Seal of Woven Years,” opens with tolling bells and the echo of a voice as if from very far away. If that doesn’t serve to draw you in to this ultimately epic song, than the urgent and foreboding string section will. “Pull the trigger now/if you’re craving a hero,” Khan sings to open the first verse. What follows “Seal” is the album’s centerpiece, “Poetry for the Poisoned.” The nine-minuteplus masterpiece is divided into four different parts/tracks, all of which bleed directly into the next: “Incubus,” “So Long,” “All is Over” and “Dissection.” Part one, “Incubus,” opens with a groovy guitar part and plodding drums, soon joined by an orchestral section. It concludes with a spoken definition of the word “incubus,” though how that fits into the song as a whole, (despite part one’s title) I’m not sure. Part two, “So Long,” is definitely the best of the four. Simons again appears as a guest vocalist, and the song seems to be almost a dialogue between her and Khan: “So long, your sorrow be gone,” Khan sings, on the chorus, backed by a choir, to which Simons replies “Show me how i t feels to be alive.” By the end

of the song, their dialogue has become a duet. Simons again appears on the brief third part, “All is Over,” which again features the talents of a choir. Part four, “Dissection,” features a strange and disjointed melody that is compelling nonetheless, and then builds up to a furious guitar outro. The album’s final track, “Once Upon a Time,” pales in comparison to the majesty of “Poetry for the Poisoned,” but it is a fitting ending track nonetheless, as the title perhaps suggests. Poetry for the Poisoned is Kamelot’s finest album to date, on which they evolve into a sound that was meant to be theirs all along. Any metal fan not yet familiar with their music owes it to themselves to give this album a listen, immediately if not sooner.

Community is one of television’s best comedies By Jack Kennon

Life & Arts Writer College life is one of America’s most-cherished institutions. A great innovator once had the idea that all 18-22-year olds should live together on designated plots of land, and hilarity has, of course, ensued. College life is as American as, well, T.V., but writers have resisted and struggled with turning college life into good TV. Who wants to watch a show about college? College kids are too busy having a great time, and everyone else is jealous

and resentful of college-aged people. College is prolonged adolescence. It’s the reward for completing your compulsory education, and a system which delays young people’s entrance into a highly-skilled workforce. But, of course, not everyone goes to a fouryear university. I only know five other people who watch Community, yet it is no secret, but it doesn’t seem to have the following that Jersey Shore does. Jersey Shore is great because it shows people treating each other very poorly and then talking about it to the viewer, as if they are their high school friend. Community succeeds because it is a high school

show that is set at fictional Greendale Community College. Like Shore, Community follows a clique of self-absorbed people—the second coolest group of students at Greendale, led by prodigal lawyer Jeff Winger, who is getting the Bachelor’s degree that his firm realized he never completed. High school is entertainment because we’ve all been there. Community’s jokes hit very close to home. Like female protagonist Britta, I have been made fun of for pronouncing bagel as bag’l. The characters Abed and Troy decide not to move in together because they realize it might hurt their status as BFFs. Community is one of those works of art that makes you think, “Wow, I’m glad that

these particular creative people had this idea, because they are executing it perfectly.” The casting is flawless, and the writing is not always perfect, but it is risky, original, and always funny. One episode last year was a Goodfellas satire about chicken fingers. Another episode was an action movie send-up based around a paintball tournament. Sitcoms love to throw in scenes which feel like action movies, but Community devoted an entire 22 minute episode to the idea. My favorite thing about Community is that there is no chance of it getting stale. Good sitcoms tend to go on for too long and run out of plot twists. In the sitcom world, it is definitely better to burn out than fade away. The Office and HI-

MYM are great shows that are past their prime. Scrubs went from fantastic to abysmal in a slow and agonizing process. Community college only lasts 2 years though. There is a built-in time bomb to Community that its creators seem to accept and even relish. Season 2 has seen no dip in quality from season 1. The main character Jeff is establishing this season how he is not Jim Halpert. He’s not heartless though, but Community manages to be as funny as the brilliant “no lessons, no hugging” shows (Seinfeld, Curb, Sunny, Arrested Development) while retaining the sweetness of The Office or HIMYM. Community has more in common with the 90s show Northern Exposure than with any show on now. Northern Exposure was a critically acclaimed hour long dramedy about a New York doctor who is forced to practice in a small Alaskan town. Community is a fish-out-of-water story which also involves a young professional mixing with people he considers beneath him. Dr. Fleischman on N.E. was less likeable than Jeff Winger. Also, in another brave move by the writers (especially in an age when people had just been subjected to Kevin not ending up with Winnie Cooper), Dr. Fleishman

never ends up with the female protagonist of N.E., an independent woman whom Britta would admire. Colorado is not Alaska, but I’m going to unapologetically say that it might as well be. I started to watch Community, because I thought it was interesting that Chevy Chase was returning to NBC. Chase is hilarious as Pierce but never tries to steal the show. 35 years ago Chase helped start SNL, my favorite show growing up, and the reason I have always given NBC comedies a chance. I suspect that some time this season, Community will make a joke about Chase’s character Pierce considering leaving his 2nd year at Greendale, in homage to Chase’s departure from SNL in ‘76. Music notes for the week: Tim Kasher’s “The Game of Monogamy” is decent but depressing. The new Belle & Sebastian record is streaming on NPR. org and it’s more than worth a listen. Chiddy Bang’s new EP “The Preview” is surprisingly boring and not as good as their mixtapes. Community’s Donald Glover raps under the name Childish Gambino and is similar to Chiddy Bang but funnier. Listen to “B**** Look at Me Now,” where he raps over “Two Weeks” by Grizzly Bear. Free Weezy.


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Monsters: A decent film, a monumental achievement By Jake Castiglia

Film Critic

Movies nowadays can get expensive. The average production

budget for a feature film in 2006 was roughly $100 million. There are of course the extremes with films like Spiderman 3 and Pirates of Caribbean: At World’s End, which cost approximately $258 and $300 million, respectively, but it’s often interesting to watch a lower budget film to see what they can achieve. Paranormal Activity cost a mere $15,000. Given that the film took place primarily in one room, it is understandable that producers could get by on such miniscule funds. Monsters, however, is a different story. From the young mind of British writer-director Gareth Edwards comes the latest giant monster movie, one that takes you through the ruined cities and wilderness of Mexico, all for the same production

cost of $15,000. Monsters doesn’t rival the recent science fiction masterpiece District 9, but it isn’t bad, either. In all honesty, it’s a truly incredible film with respect to the scale and atmosphere Edwards has managed to construct on such a shoestring budget. The premise is this: a NASA space probe breaks up over Mexico, releasing small alien forms. Over time these creatures grow into gigantic monsters parading around what has been deemed the “infected zone.” Six years later as the Mexican Army and U.S. Military still struggle to contain the creatures, we find our protagonists, Andrew Kaulder (Scoot McNairy) and Samantha (Whitney Able). Kaulder is a photographer that works for a publication owned by Saman- tha’s father. It is never really explained why Sam is in Mexico, but Kaulder soon

finds himself obligated to escort her out of the country and back to safety. When all other forms of transportation fail, both decide to take their chances and venture through the infected zone towards the U.S. border. Monsters can be categorized more specifically as a science fiction romance with giant bioluminescent squids merely providing a backdrop for Kaulder and Sam to realize how unhappy they are with their lives. McNairy and Able excel at producing two believable characters above all else. Throughout the film they present themselves as normal people with normal problems, and while this is a good thing in that the audience can emphasize with their emotional instabilities, it often can be a bit of a bore. Many scenes tend to move too slowly for my taste. In the end, while the inevitable connection that culminates between

Kaulder and Sam is genuine and believable, it’s just not all that interesting. While the creatures themselves don’t get the amount of screen time that they deserve, they are wondrous to watch. Edwards himself spent six months on his laptop bringing them to life, which is a feat that few can match. The sets for the film are also incredibly well done, making it mind boggling to even think how Edwards managed to produce such a “big-budget” feel for the movie as a whole. Monsters only suffers from having a somewhat dull pace and not enough tension to keep viewers on the edge of their seats, but aside from that it is definitely an above average science fiction film well worth your time. If any-

thing, watch it just to realize that millions of dollars aren’t always necessary to create the type of films you’re accustomed to seeing at the theatre. Most of all, I look forward to what Gareth Edwards has in store for the future, since he has already proved that he can play in the big leagues, even without the usual resources.

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Victoria’s Secret now has Halloween costumes. I hope they have an Iron Man for my son. ~JimGaffigan David Hasselhoff was kicked off of “Dancing With the Stars.” He should stick to singing. I mean acting. I mean… ~ConanOBrien

The Facebook movie is out! It’s a cool film, until halfway in when your mom joins the theater & looks through your drunk photos. ~jimmyfallon

Air conditioning AND a radio in my sweet ass rent a wreck. Movin on up in the world ~keshasuxx

There’s nothing like fresh milk straight from the udder, but it’s tough to find a fridge big enough to accommodate a whole cow… ~StephenAtHome

Just because I’m wearing Shape-Ups doesn’t mean I can’t get down. It does mean I might fall down. ~TheEllenShow

Jeez. It’s so hot in LA when one has a trousercough it feels like a cool breeze. ~CraigyFerg

Roger Waters: Rebuilding The Wall By Christopher Hyzy Life & Arts Writer

2010 marks the 30th anniversary of “The Wall” tour, a monumental and influential rock show by one of the biggest bands of the 70s: Pink Floyd.  In addition to the live show, the album went on to produce a number one hit single, became a major motion picture and went 23-times Platinum, making it the fifth best-selling album ever in the United States. The album, about personal isolation and the ‘walls’ we build between each other, is currently being revived by its principal writer, Roger Waters. The original tour consisted of 30 dates in two years’ time, taking place in four cities: New York, Los Angeles, London and Dortmund. Comparatively, the new tour has 110 dates in 63 cities, all taking place between September 2010 and May 2011. New and better technology has allowed for the show to become much more portable than its predecessor. The premise of the live show may seem a little obvious, but it still has to be stated: a wall is constructed between the band and the audience in the first half of the show, and is then torn down at the climax of the second half. Now, if you are thinking to yourself, “Self, why would I want to go see a show in which I cannot see the band for half of the concert?” Well, worry no longer— the

band appears from behind, on top of and in front of the wall at various points during the second half. During the show, the wall also serves as a giant screen in which videos and images are projected onto in order to further the narrative. For the entire second half, we are treated to a giant 36ft-high and area-wide screen, filled with the most modern animations and 3D projections you can imagine.  During the original tour, only a few select films were projected during the show with very crude machines. Thanks to great advances in technology, projections are shown on the wall throughout the entire show, even during its construction. The ‘fooking’ flowers and the marching hammers make a return, along with the memorable Trial scene. Intermixed with these old classics are new designs and even Waters singing along with a video of himself in 1980. Like the original show, giant inflatable characters return. Imagine a Macy’s Thanksgiving

Day Parade from hell. The threatening teacher, over-bearing mother, and praying mantis-shaped wife have all been re-designed for this new tour, and are as terrifying as they were 30 years ago. The Wall has not been performed in its entirety since 1990, when Waters performed on the site of the former Berlin Wall, celebrating its recent demolition. The concert was attended by over 500,000 people, and was broadcasted live to 52 countries. This tour comes just two years after Waters completed his last world outing, touring his former band’s other epic, The Dark Side of The Moon. Waters has said in numerous interviews that this will be his last, but classic rock fans have heard that one before (both The Rolling Stones and The Who come to mind). Buffalo’s HSBC Arena is the 7th stop on this world tour, so expect the band to still be fresh!

Reviews have been pouring in about this concert since its opening just up the QEW in Toronto, raving about both the musical and technological aspects of the show. In addition to scores of interviews, Waters has appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and the cover of Rolling Stone within the past few months to promote the tour. As an added bonus for all you Floyd fans out there, a recent peace between Waters and Pink Floyd’s guitarist, David Gilmour, has led to an unexpected surprise for this tour: Gilmour will appear at one show in the U.S. to perform his signature guitar solo on

the  song “Comfortably Numb.” As of this writing, the show has stopped in Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and New York, with Gilmour yet to be seen. You heard it here first: expect him in Buffalo tonight! If you haven’t purchased tickets for this show yet, go do it. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and it is most certainly not to be missed.


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Sounds of Buffalo A list of the gigs and concerts playing in the Buffalo area this weekend. Friday, Oct. 8 Broadway Joe’s 7:00pm: Silent Civilian, Threat Signal, The Autumn Offering, and Lazarus A.D. $14 in advance. Club 101 Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel 9:30pm: WC Edgar Club Diablo 9:00pm: Better Unborn, Praxia, Surreality, Cain. $10 Club W 9:00pm: Super Killer Robots, All to End, Mob From Atlantis HSBC Arena 7:00pm: Roger Waters plays “The Wall.” Tickets at box office, Tickets. com Kleinhan’s Music Hall 8:00pm: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra “Lovers Classics” (Oct. 8-9). Contact 885-5000 or www.bpo.org Mohawk Place 8:00pm - 9:00pm: Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Father Murphy. $14/$16 Nietzsche’s 10:30pm: The Tins, Autopunch, the Found Pearl Street Grill & Brewery 9:30pm: Hey You WNY’s Premier Pink Floyd Tribute $4

Best Seller List - Top 5

Paperback Trade Fiction 1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson

1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson

2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson

2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson

3. LITTLE BEE, by Chris Cleave

3. TRUE BLUE, by David Baldacci

4. HALF BROKE HORSES, by Jeannette Walls

4. THE SCARPETTA FACTOR, by Patricia Cornwell

5. CUTTING FOR STONE, by Abraham Verghese

5. FORD COUNTY, by John Grisham

Market Arcade Film & Arts Center

MOVIE SHOW TIMES EASY A ( PG-13 ) DAILY 4:20, 6:50, 9:10 SAT/SUN 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:10

WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS ( PG-13 ) DAILY 3:50, 7:00, 9:50 SAT/SUN 1:00, 3:50, 7:00, 9:50

Main Street Theater

Town Ballroom 7:00pm: Hedley w/ Special Guest. All Ages. $13/$16.

LET ME IN (R) DAILY 4:00, 7:15, 9:45 SAT/SUN 1:30, 4:00, 7:15, 9:45

Tralf Music Hall 7:00pm: El DeBarge w/ Shareefa. $29/$34

Saturday, Oct. 9 Club Diablo 8:00pm: Forced Fest II. Forced Within, Forever Emily, Breckenwood, Forging Fears, Behind the 3rd Door. $8/$10. El Morocco 10:00pm: DJ Hassan Kleinhan’s Music Hall 8:00pm: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra “Lovers Classics” (Oct. 8-9). Contact 885-5000 or www.bpo.org Lebro’s 8:30pm - 11:30pm: JJ Moscato & Blues Ave Mohawk Place 10:00pm: Handsome Jack, Johnny Nobody Nietzsche’s 4:00pm - 7:00pm: Celtic Sessions/ Open Irish Traditional Session Soundlab 9:00pm: Blevin Blectum (AudioVisual Performance, Interactive Sound Installation), Ric Royer (Performance Artist),  Al Larsen (Media/Performance Artist) Xtreme Wheels 6:00pm: Vampires Everywhere w/ We The Betrayed, Put Down Wednesday, Shotgun Theory, Vanity Strikes. All Ages.

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

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DEVIL (R) DAILY 5:30, 740, 9:50 SAT/SUN 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50 LIFE AS WE KNOW IT ( PG-13 ) DAILY 4:10, 7:10, 9:55 SAT/SUN 1:45, 4:10, 7:10, 9:40 THE TOWN (R) DAILY 1:40, 4:15, 6:55, 9:30 SAT/SUN 1:40, 4:15, 6:55, 9:30 MY SOUL TO TAKE (R) DAILY 4:45, 7:30, 9:55 SAT/SUN 2:10, 4:45, 7:30, 9:55

UPCOMING CD RELEASES

OCT

The Band Perry Belle and Sebastian Celtic Thunder The Foreign Exchange The Fresh & Onlys Hauschka Idlewild Indigo Girls Lady Antebellum Less Than Jake Lil Wayne Mean Beat Manifesto Cheyenne Marie Mize The Orb ft. David Gilmour Darius Rucker Sister Hazel Sufjan Stevens Yann Tiersen Dar Willliams Wilson Philllips You, Me, And Everyone We Know

The Band Perry Write About Love Celtic Thunder Christmas Authenticity Play it Strange Foreign Landscapes Post Electric Blues Holly Happy Days A Merry Little Christmas TV/EP I am not a Human Being Answers Come in Dreams Before Lately Metallic Spheres Charleston, SC 1966 Heartland Highway The Age of Adz Dust Lane Many Great Companions Christmans in Harmony Some Things Don’t Wash Out


SPORTS

Friday, October 8, 2010

Woes continue for men’s soccer

By Paul Anstett Sports Writer

The Canisius College men’s soccer team had another rough weekend after losses to St. Bonaventure on Friday and Dayton on Sunday, putting them at 0-7-1 for the season. The Griffs hosted the Bonnies Friday night at Demske Sports Complex and lost by a score of 2-1. St. Bonaventure opened the scoring in the 23rd minute of play when Brett Allen netted his fourth goal of the season. Emmett O’Connor got past a Canisius defender and fed the ball to Allen, who finished it off for the early advantage. Canisius responded in the 36th minute when freshman Justin Montero tallied his first collegiate goal. The Griffs were awarded a free kick and sophomore Sam Zarka sent the ball into the box, upon which Montero struck the ball into the back of the net from short range to tie the game at one. St. Bonaventure, however, would go up 2-1 in the 78th minute when David Dinardo headed a ball in off a free kick from Brad Vanino. The score remained that way and the Bonnies earned their fourth win of the season and first at the DSC since 2003.

Sophomore Kareem Gray made three saves on the night for Canisius, while David Flynn stopped one shot on goal for St. Bonaventure. On Sunday, the Griffs headed to Dayton, Ohio to finish up non-conference play. The Flyers had their way with Canisius, winning by a final of 5-0. Dayton had a strong stretch late in the first half, which garnered them the victory. Jordan Beckett scored an unassisted goal in the 24th minute and Alex Winrich, Ryan Bauer and Tommy Watkins quickly joined in on the scoring barrage. Watkins added another goal in the second half to close out the 5-0 victory for the team’s fourth win of the season. Dayton held a 26-17 advantage in shots on the afternoon and a 7-2 edge in corner kicks. Sophomore Casper Rej-Kleczek led the Griffs with five shots, while Dayton’s Tyler Picard made four saves to earn the victory. Senior Luke Seymour was a very busy man in net, recording a career-best nine saves in the loss. Canisius opens MAAC play this weekend, hosting Fairfield today and Iona on Sunday. Kickoff at the Demske Sports Complex tonight is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Sophomore Casper Rej-Kleczek played hard but could not help the Griffs to victory.

Athletic Communications

Club sports rundown Men’s hockey

Men’s soccer

Men’s rugby

Women’s rugby

Medaille 2 Canisius 7

Canisius 6 St. Bonaventure 1

Buffalo 15 Canisius 15

LeMoyne 24 Canisius 0

Wet conditions no match for cross country By Nick Veronica Sports Editor

Canisius College senior Maura Frauenhofer placed second out of 387 runners last weekend at the Brooks/Paul Short Run, a large cross country meet hosted by Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pa.) that features many of the top colleges in the northeast. Frauenhofer’s finish helped the women’s team take fourth out of 41 schools at the meet, while the men’s team tied for 25th out of 40. Frauenhofer finished the elongated 6k course in a time of 21:39, 36 seconds behind Millersville University’s Elicia Anderson, who won the women’s race in 21:03 (women’s races are usually 5k). Placing second for the Griffs was junior Jill Shea, who finished 26th overall in 22:43; and taking third was freshman Mikelle Cala, who finished 35th, just ten seconds behind Shea. For her efforts, Frauenhofer was named Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. “To receive that award feels really good,” Frauenhofer said. “It’s the second time I’ve gotten it this year but I am much happier with this performance than I was the first time I got [the award]. Hopefully I

run well and can win it a third time.” The top male finisher for Canisius was freshman Nate McCabe, who ran the men’s 8k in 26:25. Sophomore Alex Simon finished four seconds behind McCabe to take 54th overall, while senior Aaron Hoven (27:21) was the third Griff to cross the finish line. The men’s race was won by Max Kaulbach of Princeton, who finished in 25:14. While the weather conditions on the day of the race were near-perfect, heavy rainfall in the week leading up to the event made for a wet and muddy course. However, a little mud was not enough to deter the Griffs. Both Canisius teams had much improved finishes from the last time they ran in the Paul Short Run, back in 2008. The men improved 18 places on their 43rd overall finish two years ago, and the women jumped 34 spots, from 38th to fourth. The teams are off until Saturday, Oct. 16, when they will travel to the Capital for the UAlbany Invitational. Frauenhofer is looking to the race. “It’s a really fast course,” she said. “I don’t know what it is but it’s just nice grass to run on, and most of the uphills are early in the course.” It will be the last tune-up for Canisius before the MAAC Championships, which will be held on Oct. 29.


SPORTS

Friday, October 8, 2010

Women’s soccer opens Volleyball stays atop MAAC up conference play By Lisa Stachura Sports Writer

By James Graziano Sports Writer

The Canisius College women’s soccer team opened up MAAC play last weekend with games against Loyola (Md.) and Rider. The Griffs started out the weekend defeating Loyola in an overtime nail biter, 3-2. After a scoreless first half, Canisius broke through in the 59th minute when junior Jenny Griffin put the ball in the lower left corner of the net from 15 yards out. Junior Dina Gabrielli and freshman Brianna Smith provided the assists on the play. The Griffs stretched their lead to 2-0 in the 80th minute when Smith fired a shot into the right corner of an assist from junior Kelly Reinwald. However, Loyola cut the lead in half less than a minute later when Gianna Mangione scored off a give and go for the goal. Loyola finally tied the game in the 87th minute courtesy of an own goal. A cross pass hit off the back of a Canisius defender and was tipped into the net by senior goalkeeper Lesley Ivinac. The Blue and Gold came right back in overtime and scored the winning goal in the 97th minute. Senior Kasey Makowski passed the ball in the box to sophomore Keily Funk, who put it in the back of the net for the game winner.

Ivinac made three saves in goal for Canisius to earn the win. “I’m so proud of how hard our girls played tonight,” head coach Jim Wendling told Athletic Communications. “They never gave up and always believed in themselves, it was just an outstanding effort.” The following Sunday, Canisius traveled to Lawrenceville, N.J. for a match against Rider University. The game was a defensive battle throughout as the two teams went scoreless in the first half. Canisius was outshot 10-4 by Rider but Ivinac came up with four saves in the first half to keep the game scoreless. In the 72nd minute, Reinwald gave the Griffs the lead after gathering a loose ball in the box and sending it into the net for a 1-0 lead. The lone goal would prove to be all Canisius needed as they went on to win the game by the same score. Ivinac ended up totaling eight saves on the day for the win as well as earning her second shutout of the season. “Our team really grinded out a win today,” Wendling told Athletic Communications. “Our defense gave up a lot of shots but we never backed down. This is a great start to our MAAC schedule.” Canisius is now 8-4-0 overall and 2-0-0 in MAAC play. The Griffs return to action at 7 p.m. tomorrow when they will face crosstown rival Niagara in Lewiston, N.Y.

Senior Leslie Ivinac helped the Griffs improve their record in MAAC play with a win over Loyola.

The Canisius College volleyball team went 1-1 last weekend to bring their record to 9-9 overall and 5-1 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. They lost to Saint Peter’s at the Yanitelli Center last Saturday and defeated Manhattan Sunday. “Saint Peter’s controlled the momentum right from the start, and they kept us from gaining any of the momentum back,” Canisius coach Cathy Hummel said to Athletic Communication. “We committed more unforced errors than our last two matches combined. We didn’t get the leadership necessary to turn it around when you’re struggling on the road.” The Griffs struggled in the first set after Saint Peter’s won the first seven points of the match. Canisius was never closer than four points and lost the first set, 25-18. Staying close in the second set, Canisius cut Saint Peter’s lead to two points. However, the Blue and Gold could not pull through and dropped the set, putting the Peahens 2-0 in the match. Junior Danielle Brawn put Canisius in the lead in the third set, 13-7, after winning six straight points on her service. Saint Peter’s answered back, cutting the lead 14-12; however, the Griffs won their first set of the match after winning seven of the last nine points. In the fourth set, Saint Peter’s won six straight to evaporate a Canisius lead. The Peahens took the set 25-17, and match 3-1, giving Canisius their first MAAC loss of the season. Also, this was their first loss against Saint Peters since 2003. On Sunday, the Griffs traveled to

Riverdale, N.Y. to play Manhattan. After dropping the first set, Canisius stormed back and took over the match, winning three straight sets against the Lady Jaspers in convincing fashion. “Our struggles from Saturday’s loss carried over to the first set, but after that, we were able to adjust and found success,” Hummel said to Athletic Communication. “It wasn’t a pretty win, but road wins in the conference usually aren’t. We’ll take it and are looking forward to coming home.” Back-to-back kills from sophomore Samantha Good helped the Griffins break a late tie in the first set to pull ahead of the Lady Jaspers, 20-18. However, Manhattan battled back and took the set after scoring the last three points. Good had a careerhigh 23 kills in the match. Manhattan again held the lead in the second set. However, after a 9-3 run, the Griffins captured a 21-19 lead. The Lady Jaspers managed to tie the match, but the Griffins broke the tie after a Manhattan attack error and a kill from sophomore Emily Elek. A kill by junior Layne Adams helped Canisius take the set to tie the match 1-1. The third set was deadlocked at 13 points apiece before Canisius was able to break it open, winning it by a score of 2517. A block from Adams and senior Jasmine Brennan ended the set. Moving into the fourth set, Canisius jumped out to an early 8-7 lead. The Blue and Gold then scored 17 of the final 20 points to win the set by a commanding 2510 score. The Golden Griffins return home to the Koessler Athletic Center for their next two. This weekend they host Fairfield on Saturday followed by Iona on Sunday. Both matches begin at 2 p.m.

Athletic Communications

For baseball fans, it’s the most wonderful time of the year By Alyssa Palombo Sports Writer

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. It’s time for the 2010 MLB playoffs. The season definitely had some surprises in store (who would have guessed that Atlanta would win the National League Wild Card?) as always, and no doubt the postseason will bring us some more. Here’s my breakdown of the teams headed for October, as well as my picks for the outcome of each postseason series. American League The defending World Champs, the New York Yankees, are in the hunt to repeat, to no one’s surprise: yet this year they’re the Wild Card team. We all know that the Bombers can bash the ball with the best of them, but their starting pitching is questionable. C.C. Sabathia should perform as well as ever, but there are two question marks following him in the postseason rotation. A.J. Burnett was atrocious all year long and Andy Pettitte, while he does have a wealth of postseason success on his resume, was beset by injuries for much of the season. The Minnesota Twins, the AL Central champs and the Yankees’ opponents in the ALDS, have troubles of their own: namely the fact that former MVP Justin Morneau’s season is over. Joe Mauer and Jim Thome have also been beset by health problems; yet if they can stay healthy the Twins have as good a chance as anyone. Their bullpen is deep, featuring the likes of Matt Guerrier

and Brian Fuentes, but they too will need solid starts from their rotation, beginning with Francisco Liriano. The Tampa Bay Rays, winners of the AL East for the second time in three years, have a solid ace in David Price; however, just like the rest of the teams in the hunt for a championship, they must get solid starts from some of their other pitchers as well. The Rays’ unparalleled running game will be nothing but an asset to them and will keep opponents on the defensive. Key offensive players such as Evan Longoria, B.J. Upton, Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena will need to get hot and stay hot throughout October for the Rays to advance. Unfortunately for the Texas Rangers, who had a losing record on the road this season, they will not have home field advantage for the ALDS. Defensively speaking, they will need to try to stop or at least control the Rays’ running game. They couldn’t wish for a better Game 1 starter than Cliff Lee, but again, other starters must step up. They will also need significant offensive output from the likes of Michael Young, Ian Kinsler, and of course, the 2010 batting champ, Josh Hamilton. National League I don’t think that anyone is surprised that the Phillies came out on top of the NL East again this year. In my opinion, they are the best team in the National League, and that will show throughout the playoffs. The top three in their rotation look like part of a fantasy roster: Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels. While their offense is undisputedly solid, it has been inconsistent

at times over the season. Chase Utley and Jimmy “J-Roll” Rollins will need to get on base as much as possible and, of course, lots of home runs from Ryan Howard wouldn’t hurt. The Cincinnati Reds will be taking on the Phillies in the NLDS, and unfortunately for them, they’ve been shut out by both Cole Hamels and Roy Hallady this season. However, newcomer Aroldis Chapman will be looking to make his mark in the postseason (remember, he’s the guy who threw the 105 mph fastball) and he’ll be a formidable opponent if he can step up for October. It goes without saying that the offense will need to be firing on all cylinders to best the Phillies’ trio of aces. Another surprise was the San Francisco Giants coming out on top of the heap that is the NL West. They have an enviable three-man playoff rotation as well, featuring Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Jonathan Sanchez. Whether the lack of postseason experience amongst these youngsters will be a help or a hindrance remains to be seen. The offense is somewhat less stellar, and will need to score runs in any way possible. If Pablo Sandoval can return to form, that would be a huge help for the Giants. The Giants will be taking on the NL Wild Card winner in the NLDS, the Atlanta Braves. Pitching is one of the Braves’ strengths, with Tim Hudson and Derek Lowe at the top of the rotation. Their bullpen was a strength throughout the season as well, with closer Billy Wagner turning in an excellent season. The offense took a hit with season-ending injuries to Chipper Jones and Martin Prado. As a result, Brian McCann, Derek Lee, and rookie Jason Heyward will need to step up.

Alyssa’s Playoff Picks Sports Writer

ALDS: Twins over Yankees ALDS: Rays over Rangers ALCS: Twins over Rays NLDS: Phillies over Reds NLDS: Braves over Giants NLCS: Phillies over Braves World Series: Phillies over Twins [Favorite team: Boston Red Sox]

Nick’s Playoff Picks Sports Editor

ALDS: Yankees over Twins ALDS: Rays over Rangers ALCS: Rays over Yankees NLDS: Phillies over Reds NLDS: Giants over Braves NLCS: Phillies over Giants World Series: Phillies over Twins [Favorite team: New York Yankees]

Kristen’s Playoff Picks Sports Layout Editor

ALDS: Yankees over Twins ALDS: Rays over Rangers ALCS: Rays over Yankees NLDS: Phillies over Reds NLDS: Braves over Giants NLCS: Phillies over Braves World Series: Phillies over Rays [Favorite team: Atlanta Braves]

Picks as of 10/5


SPORTS

Friday, October 8, 2010

Buffalo Sabres 2010-11season outlook By Terence Shannon Sports Writer

On The Wing

Tonight, the Buffalo Sabres will open their 40th anniversary season against the Ottawa Senators with new jerseys and a revitalized outlook. Throughout their storied history, the Sabres have had some great teams, players and monumental moments, but have yet to bring a Stanley Cup to the Queen City. I think that this year is as good as any to bring the Cup to Buffalo and we should not expect anything less from a team that has been talking big for the last few years but has yet to deliver. The Sabres were easily the best team in the NHL in 2006-07, but were eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals by the Ottawa Senators. They then let two of their most important players—Daniel Briere and Chris Drury—leave in free agency the following offseason. Darcy Regier showed that he was not willing to pay top dollar for essential pieces to a successful hockey

team, yet still claimed to be dedicated to winning. The next two seasons produced two non-playoff teams that were plagued by underachieving players and utter incredulity in the front office at their lack of success. Last year was a step in the right direction with a Vezina Trophy winning performance by goaltender Ryan Miller and a solid season that fell short in the first round of the playoffs. Heading into this season, all we can do as fans is hope that Darcy Regier made effective signings in the offseason to fix some of the many problems that became apparent during the team’s first round loss to the Bruins last spring. They lost defensemen Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman to free agency and released Buffalo native Tim Kennedy over a minute amount of money in arbitration. The Sabres made a few astute signings to try and fill these holes. The Sabres picked up center Rob Niedermayer, a veteran Stanley Cup winner, who brings grit and leadership to a team that lacked a lot of it over the last few years. On the defensive end, Buffalo signed veterans Jordan Leopold and Shaone Morrisonn to play in front of Miller. Leopold is more of an offensive-minded defenseman while Morrisonn is a stay-at-home defender that will offer some of the toughness that the defense has lacked in recent years. This season, the team is going to need

to be able to rely on consistent goal scoring and not need to fall back on the outstanding play of Miller quite so often. Buffalo needs Thomas Vanek to return to his 40-goal season form and light the lamp more than last year. Derek Roy, Drew Stafford, Tim Connolly and Jason Pominville, among others, are going to need to consistently produce up to their potential and show that a team without true offensive stars can succeed. The defense needs to be imposing and competent on the offensive end, not leaving as much work for Miller. Overall, this team needs to find their identity and make it known to the rest of league before they can have the success they are striving for. In a recent interview with ESPN.com, Miller made it clear that the team’s goal for the year is winning the Stanley Cup. “You have to set the bar high,” he said. “You can’t just be happy trying to make it to the second or third round of the playoffs. We’ve got high expectations.” If this is the goal of the team, the fans should expect nothing less. We can’t settle for being a perennial playoff contender. Buffalo has some of the best fans in all of hockey and we deserve it more than any other fan base to see our team deliver on their optimistic promises. Here’s to hoping that this is going to be the year that the elusive Stanley Cup will be making a trip to Buffalo in the hands of someone other than Patrick Kane.

Blue and Gold Fridays

This week’s winning raffle ticket is #614655. Winner gets a gift card to Old Orchard Inn! Contact Mike at kochczym@canisius.edu. Wear your Blue and Gold next week and you could be a winner, too!

Scores and Standings Men’s Soccer

Women’s Soccer

Golf

Nonconference Matches

Conference Matches

MAAC

Nonconference Game

St. Bonaventure 2 Canisius 1

Canisius 3 Loyola 2 (OT)

G Time Team Player 1 2 3

SBU CAN

22:46 35:16 77:57

SBU B. Allen CAN J. Montero SBU D. Dinardo

Shots Fouls Corners 15 11

17 20

11 3

Canisius 0 Dayton 5

G Time Team 1 2 3 4 5

CAN UD

23:17 24:17 25:56 29:33 77:42

UD UD UD UD UD

Player

J. Beckett A. Winrich R. Bauer T. Watkins

T. Watkins

11 8

2 7

York 4 Canisius 11

Player

1 58:58 CAN J. Griffin 2 79:18 CAN B. Smith 3 80:07 LOY G. Mangione 4 86:15 LOY CAN own goal 5 96:45 CAN K. Funk Canisius 1 Rider 0

G Time Team 1 71:37

Shots Fouls Corners 17 26

G Time Team

CAN

MAAC Standings School

Siena

Player

K. Reinwald

Record 2-0-0

Canisius Marist Rider

2-0-0 2-0-0 1-1-0

Loyola

1-1-0

Fairfield Iona Niagara Saint Peter’s Manhattan

0-0-1 0-0-1 0-2-0 0-2-0 0-2-0

Cross Country

Pct.

1.000 1.000 1.000 .500 .500

.500 .500 .000 .000 .000

1 2 3 York 0 1 3 Canisius 4 4 3

G Per Time Team

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3

*PP ^SH

1:56 4:39 6:58 12:02 2:27 4:16 5:48 12:23 18:13 1:18 4:02 6:56 8:46 14:60 16:30

CAN CAN CAN CAN YORK CAN CAN CAN CAN YORK YORK CAN YORK CAN CAN

Brooks/Paul Short Run Bethlehem, Pa.

Total 4 11

Player

C. Conacher* P. Shupe V. Scarsella T. Lindsay* R. Labute C. Conacher T. Lindsay P. Shupe V. Scarsella*

R. Labute A. Stuart T. Lindsay B. Rubin R. Bohrer* R. Bohrer^

Volleyball MAAC

Conference Matches

1 2 3 4 Total Top Men’s Finishers (8k) Canisius 18 21 25 17 1 Team Finish: 25t 3 Time Overall St. Peter’s 25 25 17 25 N. McCabe 26:25 50 1 2 3 4 Total A. Simon 26:29 54 Canisius 23 25 25 25 3 Manhattan 25 23 17 10 1 A. Hoven 27:21 149 R. Looby 27:46 188 MAAC Standings J. McDonald 28:00 206 School Record Pct.

Top Women’s Finishers (6k) Team Finish: 4 Time Overall M. Frauenhofer 21:39 2 J. Shea 22:43 26 22:53 35 M. Cala 23:02 48 C. Mulvihill J. Wallace 23:47 120

Iona Canisius Niagara Fairfield

5-1 5-1 5-1 5-1

Manhattan Loyola St. Peter’s Rider

2-4 1-5 1-5 0-6

Marist Siena

3-3 3-3

.833 .833 .833 .833

.500 .500

.333 .167 .167 .000


St. Bonaventure slips past Canisius, 2-1.

Women’s cross country takes fourth in national meet.

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Friday, October 8, 2010 Volume lxxxi Number 4

Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y.

Hockey wins season opener in decisive fashion By Jimmy Graziano Sports Writer

The Canisius College hockey team opened its season with an exhibition match against York University at the Buffalo State Sports Arena last weekend. Canisius got on the board first and never lost the lead the throughout the entire game, as they routed the Lions by a score of 11-4. Senior Cory Conacher scored a power play just 1:56 into the game for the early lead. Sophomore Preston Shupe scored the Griffs second goal less than three minutes later. In the seventh minute of play senior Vincent Scarsella extended the lead to 3-0 with a goal of his own. Sophomore Torrey Lindsay scored another goal bringing the score to 4-0, closing out the scoring in the first period. The second period began with a goal from York, closing the gap to 4-1, but that would be as close as they would get. Conacher scored his second goal of the game off an assist from Shupe to bring the lead back to four. Freshman Ryan Bohrer provided the assist for Lindsay’s second goal of the game, stretching the lead to 6-1. Shupe also scored his second goal of the game in the second period, widening Canisius’ margin. The two teams went into the second intermission with the score 8-1 after Scarsella’s second goal of the game on a power play. York University managed to find the back of the net twice in the beginning of the third period to bring the score to 8-3. However, Lindsay then completed his hat trick courtesy of an assist from freshman Taylor Law. York met that goal with one of their own to make it a five-goal game again at 9-4. Canisius scored the final two goals of the game, both coming from Bohrer for the 11-4 final score. Scarsella also had three assists to go along with his two goals while Conacher and Shupe both had two assists of their own. Including his two goals, Bohrer had two assists and fellow freshman Kyle Gibbons had three assists in their first col-

legiate game. “I think we look pretty good so far. Our freshmen still have some things to learn, but as they continue to work hard and progress, everything will fall into place,” senior goalie Taylor Anderson said. “The biggest thing that can help them is to listen and learn from the veteran players.”          The Blue and Gold outshot York University 52-30 on the game and went 4-for-15 on power play opportunities, registering 26 shots on those chances. “I liked a lot of the things that we did today,” head coach Dave Smith told Athletic Communications. “The returning players came back with a lot of poise and the new players got their first taste of Division-I hockey. I thought they really stepped in and did a terrific job for us today.” The three Canisius goaltenders all had a chance to play in net as well. Junior Dan Morrison started the game and recorded nine saves without allowing a goal. Anderson relieved Morrison in the second period, making eight saves and only allowing one goal. Anderson was also given the win in goal for Canisius. Freshman Tony Capobianco was in goal for the third period, also saving nine shots and giving up three. “I expect nothing less than what we accomplished last season. I know we all want to make it back to the Atlantic hockey championship rounds in Rochester. Also, we all want to make it to the frozen four,” Anderson said. “We have a great foundation to work with, as our returning players and freshman all have the skills to accomplish these goals.” The Griffs will have two games at Western Michigan this weekend to open the regular season. The first game is slated for tonight at 7:05 p.m., and Saturday night’s game will start at the same time.

Senior Vincent Scarcella contributed two goals and three assists to bring the Griffs their first win in Sunday’s exhibition game against York University.

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