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Quake shakes up production

SUNY Plattsburgh’s student-run campus radio station known for more than two decades as WQKE is rebranding to Quake Productions as it returns to the scene of student involvement.

A club becomes “frozen” after three semesters without training its officers. Interim Director of the Center for Student Involvement Jacob Avery said Quake found itself in the middle of a “perfect storm.”

First, COVID-19 prevented Quake from hosting meetings and producing its usual content, then its “excellent” long-time Adviser Timothy Clukey retired last semester, and recently, there have been office space disputes.

UP offers students safe late-night walks home

University Police’s Safe Walk service fully launched this semester, allowing students to request to get escorted by their peers, who are safety ambassadors and work in pairs Thursday through Saturday, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Students are always able to call UP and request to be escorted from one point on campus to another, but the Safe Walk service gives students the

option of walking with their peers instead of an officer. The service can be accessed by scanning a QR code on Safe Walk posters or on the SUNY Plattsburgh website.

According to UP Investigator Jessica Facteau, who manages the program, Safe Walk was designed based on a survey conducted by Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Michelle Bonati, which found that students would be more receptive to being escorted from one place to

another by their peers than police officers and they would be more likely to utilize the service weekend nights.

Five students are currently Safe Walk ambassadors, sporting reflective bright-red jackets when they’re on the job. Four of them are paid — Dineshreddy and Shantan Channapareddy, Haleyann Ortiz and Kenneth Baez — and one, Paula Cucaita, receives academic credit for her work as a UP intern.

Now, however, the club has regained active status and its officers have been trained. All remaining steps, such as revising the club constitution and submitting a budget, should be complete by the end of April, Avery said. Quake’s new adviser is Communication Studies Lecturer James Ward.

Besides the name change, Quake has shifted its creative direction to become a “hub for all things media,” in the words of Quake President Garrett Jones. By getting off the radio air and instead offering ondemand podcasting con-

tent, Quake is adjusting to a new media landscape while staying true to its mission of producing quality audio-based content — “keeping the radio aspect alive.” Quake also saves thousands of dollars that would go to radio station licensing fees.

“Radio, as a format that we know, when you’re in your car listening to a DJ, is still happening, but it’s definitely changing. We’re seeing that more people are consuming podcasts — they want to listen to things on-demand when they’re ready to,” Quake Executive Producer Melissa Forte said. “Right now, podcasting is so lucrative. It’s so accessible to so many people, so it only makes sense that WQKE moves into Quake Productions and adapts.”

Quake currently has the first installments of two podcast shows on its YouTube channel and SoundCloud account: “Various Voices,” where students discuss the end of WQKE, and “Pay it Forward,” featuring ‘14 SUNY Plattsburgh alumnus Trevor Kent, who now works in Los Angeles. Jones said there are plans for a show hosted in Spanish. Forte looks forward to producing content that is both informative and entertaining, aiming to showcase the racial, ethnic, gender and religious diversity of the SUNY Plattsburgh body.

Bazzano grows role as community director

SUNY Plattsburgh’s

Campus Housing and

Community Living staff is a department with 62 community advocates, four programming advocates and nine community directors. CDs are responsible for ensuring a safe environment in the dorm halls and overseeing community advocates. Typically, CDs are responsible for two buildings, but Zane Bazzano is a special case in that he is the director for three residence halls – Hood, deFredenburgh and Kent. On top of that, his supplemental job responsibility is as wellness coordinator.

Although Bazzano may currently be considered the outlier in terms of managing three residence halls, it is not as unusual as it may seem. James Sherman, the director of campus housing and community living, said the reason Bazzano is currently managing three residence halls is because the school is moving away from hir-

ing graduate students and looking into hiring more professional staff.

Bazzano grew up in Peru, New York, just outside of Plattsburgh. Be-

fore becoming a CD, he went to college at SUNY Stony Brook. After graduating from Stony Brook he enrolled in SUNY Plattsburgh’s childhood edu-

cation masters program, which is part of the reason he decided to become a CD in the first place. He was looking to avoid further student loans as a

graduate student.

Bazzano began working as a CD in fall 2020 at the height of COVID-19.

During that time, programming was extremely

difficult, especially in terms of following the Centers for Disease Control’s social-distancing guidelines at the time, Bazzano said.

But now it seems that Bazzano and the rest of the staff are beginning to return to how things used to be before COVID. Bazzano said he is seeing people wanting to participate in these programs more and that the campus and community living staff are beginning to get back in their “stride.”

Bazzano said he oversees 20 CA’s, two assistant directors, a graduate wellness assistant and two peer educators. The only consistent thing about Bazzano’s workday is two to three one-on-one meetings with staff members. Other than that, “no one day is the same.” A lot of Bazzano’s days are full of planning for programs that he sets up as the wellness coordinator such as the programs offered in the recent wellness week.

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Club requests granted

Members of the Student Association met March 8 to discuss approvals in club requests. All who were present also received a presentation about the Green Grant from the Campus Committee for Environmental Responsibility.

The first item of discussion was the approval of a request for $400 for the Council for Exceptional Children Club. The club focuses on providing educational opportunities and increasing awareness for children with exceptional needs. Exceptional needs can be anything from a student requiring assistance in any curriculum to more advanced students requiring different accommodations. The money would help the club fund its upcoming


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Cardinal Cash Update

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1) In the previous issue’s article “College students adore popular plushies,” the name of a source, Kai Hemingway, is misspelled several times as “Hemmingway.”


1) In the previous issue’s article “Panelists discuss all things law school,” the name of associate professor of political science Raymond Carman was misspelled as “Carmen.”

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trip and the cost of a place to stay. Members of the senate unanimously approved the club’s request.

The second item on the agenda was a presentation from the Campus Committee for Environmental Responsibility from Curt Gervich, a professor of environmental science at SUNY Plattsburgh. Gervich informed the room about Plattsburgh’s Green Grant with a presentation. The presentation explained the benefits of the Green Grant, a program which allows students and faculty to propose environmental policies that the school can fund.

In the past, the Green Grant has provided improvements such as the bike fix-it stations, electric vehicle charging stations and the campus gardens. There also needs to be five student representatives, and currently

Facteau hopes the number can go up to seven or eight students, as it was in 2018, but in order to receive more funding from the Student Association, there has to be a formal record of the service being utilized. So far there is none, though Facteau said student ambassadors would perform 10 to 15 escorts a semester in previous years.

Facteau recognized students may be sharing their locations with friends through their smartphones as a safety measure, but still wants more students to know about the service should they need it.

Students have had the opportunity to work with UP as safety ambassadors since 2018, originating from former UP Officer Coty Cowles’ experience being part of a student patrol program at SUNY Brockport. Facteau disagreed with the idea of students acting as their peers’ patrol officers and enforcing student conduct, instead focusing on improving campus safety “so it didn’t feel police-y.”

As such, if students in a compromising situation — intoxicated or otherwise violating student conduct — request a student safety ambassador through Safe Walk, they will not face consequences as it is not the safety ambassadors’ responsibility to enforce law or student conduct.

“We’re all about safety, right? This is college — we understand that students may be drinking, but this is not an opportunity to enforce those particular sets of laws,” Facteau said. “More likely than not, I would imagine, Friday, Saturday night in the late hours of the morning, someone may be coming back from a party and maybe got separated from their friends. I think that’s why it was believed that if it was students providing these escorts, more people would utilize them — because the police wouldn’t be the ones responding.”

Dineshreddy Channapareddy heard about the job through his brother Shantan, an SA senator for student affairs and diversity, and it appealed to him because it did not conflict with his class schedule. As a first-year or sophomore, he would have regretted being busy on weekend nights, but as a senior, he likes his working hours because they give him “an excuse not to go out.”

A typical Safe Walk shift starts out with walking through every floor of the residential halls and campus buildings, such as Angell College Center. In the fall, ambassadors would walk to Hawkins pond as well. Ambassadors also have the opportunity to ride along with UP officers during their patrols.

Channapareddy majors in economics and finance, unlike some of his criminal justice coworkers, but the job still taught him a valuable lesson in commitment and responsibility.

“We can’t shy away from things that we could before. Honestly

there are only two. Recently, the Green Grant hasn’t received many student proposals, a factor which ensures the grant — and the fee that students pay to support it — doesn't go to waste.

The fee adds up to about $50,000 that can go toward environmental goals established with the Green Grant. Gervich brainstormed with members of the SA to generate ideas regarding how the Green Grant can get more pub-

licity and attention from students. Senator Sy recommended utilizing future campus involvement fairs to garner student interest. Senators had some announcements to share as well. Senator Patel looked into the cancellation of summer storage. Finally, Senator Vaidya wishes everyone the best on their midterms.

speaking, if I was a freshman or a sophomore and I found someone being drunk or acting out on the streets, I would walk away — that’s what most people would do,” Channapareddy said. “But you learn that once you have this windbreaker on you that says ‘Safety Ambassador,’ you’re pretty much responsible for everything that goes on campus.”

A highlight of Channapareddy’s time as a safety ambassador is the opportunity to participate in a Christmas parade, where he gave out candy to Plattsburgh residents while Burghy and the Grinch cruised through the city on a float.

Facteau said working with students is her favorite part of her job.

“I’ve always said that I learn just as much from the students as they learn from me, if not more, honestly,” Facteau said. “Engaging with students is definitely a highlight of my job here”

The first student hired as a safety ambassador, ‘20 alumnus Humberto “Tico” Alvarado, who now works as a college counselor for the nonprofit Harlem Children’s Zone, visited SUNY Plattsburgh in early March. Alvarado said the visit was emotional for him, as he didn’t have a chance to say a “proper goodbye” to Facteau; he went on spring break and “never got to return” due to COVID-19.

The safety ambassadors program was presented to Alvarado as a bridge between UP and students of color, and the opportunity signaled to him UP’s willingness to better understand students of color. Alvarado said being part of the program “opened my eyes” and changed how he views law enforcement as well as other groups of people.

“Around 2016, that’s when Trump got elected, and around that time there was a lot of turmoil in the country, specifically for students of color,” Alvarado said. “Working with UP showed me not all [police officers] are the same. It’s a life lesson as well, because it applies to everything.”

Channapareddy does not have

such an impression of the program, but does agree that new students can have a stigma against UP.

“It’s never good news if police come knocking, right?” Channapareddy said. “So I think that’s where the stigma comes across, but they’re very nice people once you get to know them.”

When Channapareddy first came to Plattsburgh as an international student from India, UP was a new phenomenon, but after working with them, he said he thinks of them as “very chill and very easy to get along with.”

Alvarado also said he noticed his friends felt safer knowing he was a safety ambassador — “knowing that, OK, they don’t hate us, right?”

“I think it provides a sense of security and safety, even though safety ambassadors can’t really do much,” Alvarado said. “But the fact that they are an extra set of eyes on campus that can alert UP if they see something, or just kind of be a mediator for certain things, I think that also provides a lot of support for students and the faculty and staff.”

In Channapareddy’s experience, students were curious about his position and asked how they could get involved.

“It’s a very good program,” Channapreddy said. “I don’t know why it was under the radar for such a long time.”

As some safety ambassadors, including Channapareddy, will be graduating this semester, UP will be looking for candidates for the fall semester. Interested students in good academic standing will be able to apply on Handshake, an application that connects students with job opportunities, or they can email Facteau at

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Detective Burghy has nothing to report this week.
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Photo provided by Jessica Facteau Humberto "Tico" Alvarado and Jessica Facteau pose in a selfie. It's the first time they've seen each other in three years.


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One of the more unique programs that Bazzano facilitates as the wellness coordinator is his Painting with Avery program, in which students are invited to chat with Bazzano’s four-year-old daughter as she paints various things on her easel in the main lounge of Hood Hall. Bazzano said that since he started advertising the program, they have been getting five to ten people showing up each week, with “a few regulars.”

Bazzano said he is grateful for the opportunity to do this program with his daughter on campus.

“It is a unique dynamic and I am very grateful for it,” Bazzano said.

He said the surrounding community outside the college is not the most diverse population, with Clinton County demographics averaging 11% of the population identifying as a person of color, compared to the 29.1% of Plattsburgh undergraduates identifying as such. He appreciates that his daughter is being exposed to more diversity at such an early age.

This is Bazzano’s first year as the wellness coordinator, and he puts a lot of effort into providing as many programs for as many students as possible.

“The goal is to be involved in wellness programming as much as possible,” Bazzano said.

The days that he is able to be involved in programming “are the days that stand out.”

The passion that Bazzano has for his work does not go unnoticed. Sherman said, “It’s a passion of Zane’s, and he really likes to do this type of work and it shows.”


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Forte also wants Quake to complement other campus media outlets’ coverage of SUNY Plattsburgh and work together with them.

“I see [campus media outlets] as very necessary pieces to this beautiful pie that is campus and student life,” Forte said. “I think it’s beautiful when you can have so many different stories. It’s boring when you can only have one source of media consumption. So when you have a variety of media on campus, that’s amazing, and I

would love to see cross-collaboration in the future.”

As another part of its rebrand, the club is moving its headquarters from the corner of Burghy’s Den on the first floor of Angell College Center to the middle of Yokum Hall. Jones said the offices are “small,” with enough room for storage, and “almost soundproof.” Before the club finalized the decision, it met in a Yokum conference room and Burghy’s Den.

The club made this decision before any disputes arose surrounding office moves involving the offices of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Enrollment and Student Success; and Fraternity and Sorority Life, in which Frater-

nity and Sorority Life was initially planned to move to the space that had belonged to WQKE.

Some of Quake’s new content was produced using the communication department’s equipment, as samples to “show the SA that we actually know what we’re doing,” Jones said. Quake still has the equipment from its WQKE days, of which some is still good to use and some will be sold or replaced.

Joining Quake will give any student interested a chance to learn to use any technical equipment, as only communication studies majors may rent equipment from the communication studies department’s equipment cage, Forte said. The club currently has

about 10 members and hopes to attract more by appealing to the entire campus and not limiting itself to communication studies majors or people who are already skilled in handling equipment and producing content.

“If we’re going to be studentfocused, we can’t be like, ‘You have to come with this amount of knowledge’ — there are job applications and job postings for that. College is the place where you get to get your hands dirty and make mistakes and learn. That’s the place where you get to do all of this, so we cannot be putting barriers on student access,” Forte said. “How I see it is we really should be the place where students can get the opportunity to

play, because there aren’t many opportunities for a lot of people.” Forte, who is graduating in May, has always wanted to be part of Quake, but was never able to join until now.

“It’s going to take some time for us to rebuild, and it’s going to take some time for things to ‘return to normal’ but I am very excited to be part of the people who are planting the seeds so that Quake and many clubs like it can just be successful and thrive on campus,” Forte said.

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Photo provided by Zane Bazzano Bazzano and his daughter Avery sit ouside on a snowy day wearing matching flannels. JAYNE SMITH/Cardinal Points Bazzano sits at his weekly Painting with Avery class at Hood Hall. Email JESSE TAYLOR JAYNE SMITH/Cardinal Points Donning a child-sized apron, Bazzano admires some of the artwork from the Painting with Avery program.

Fire alarms waste time, energy

After a long day of lectures and classes, a rest is needed. A plush pillow and lush blanket to tuck in a tired college student. Sheep dance in their head as they drift to sleep. That is, until they’re abruptly brought back to reality with a blaring alarm and flashing lights.

This experience is commonplace for many SUNY Plattsburgh students. Dorm buildings often have their fire alarms set off, especially at night, several times a week. Some dorms even have alarms go off multiple times a day.

Two common reasons are burnt food or cannabis. Students often forget to put water in their microwave macaroni and cheese cup, which sets the macaroni on fire.

Students also attempt to smoke indoors and fail at “fooling” the alarm system, which then forces the entire building outside waiting.

Often the reason can be smelt, and most students are annoyed when someone cannot cook a meal or must smoke indoors.

The frequency that these alarms go off at is alarming. It is now commonplace for multiple buildings to have an alarm blare at the same time, causing the fire department to be spread thin.

Students can often be left waiting outside for ten minutes or longer before firefighters have resolved the issue, and while spring has come the weather is still cold. Especially

at night.

The alarms have become so common that students no longer see them as a possible threat to their safety and now see it as more of a chore. Some students opt to remain indoors and wait for the alarm to pass, as there is no repercussions for those who remain inside. In a real fire,

these students would be endangering their lives because they feel as if it isn’t “worth” exiting the building. These alarms are not just annoying, they can be painful. Students with sensitivities to sounds and lights are thrown into an incredibly uncomfortable situation with these

Young adult novel creates disscussion on trauma, rape

“You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against.”

Melinda seems like the typical freshman high school student: shy, antisocial and an outcast. This feeling seems to be elevated, as the reason for Melinda’s “outcast” status is due to her calling the police to break up a party she attended over the summer. What is the real reason she called? Why is she being shunned by her peers? Why will no one listen?

Laurie Halse Anderson’s 1999 novel, “Speak,” is a tale that Anderson felt was necessary to tell. The young adult novel shows the negative sides of adolescence, and how teenagers need community in order to thrive and navigate the new world they are about to enter.

“Speak” is set in the author’s hometown of Syracuse, New York. The novel is based on her own high school and young

adult experience.

Melinda’s struggles are relatable, as her anxiety stems from how others perceive her, along with the awkwardness of freshman year. It is referenced that Melinda used to have a close friendship with a girl named Rachel Bruin, but that ended once Melinda called the police to break up the party they attended over the summer.

Melinda notes Rachel was her best friend throughout their childhood, but it ended once Melinda made the phone call.

Not only does Melinda struggle at school, she has a turbulent relationship with her parents. They lack empathy and don’t seem to care about what is going on with their daughter.

alarms. The loud sounds and flashing lights can cause meltdowns or panic attacks for some students, so these alarms quickly become a fear rather than a nuisance.

The cold can be bitter and biting as well, which is common for Plattsburgh. Despite that, students should not have to

stand around in pajamas while waiting for firefighters to arrive for false alarms. Especially when students are taken by surprise and cannot better prepare themselves for the frigid night.

Depraved murders in family establishment showcases cruelty

Chuck E. Cheese’s prime may have come and gone, but the pizzeria and arcade chain still brings smiles to children and their families. However, a specific location in Aurora, Colorado, has a gruesome past.

A mass murder occurred Dec. 14, 1993. Nathan Dunlap was 19-years-old at the time of the murder and a former employee of that location.

Dunlap waited until late that December night, when the restaurant was preparing to close. Margaret Kohlberg, the manager for the night, had been watching the clock. It was close to 10 p.m., and a family had stayed late. Kohlberg went about her usual closing routine.

Kohlberg tallied receipts in the office in the back of the restaurant. She was responsible for four other employees that night.

Slyvia Crowell was cleaning the salad bar at the time. Crowell was doing her best with a work-

life balance, as she was a full time employee and student at Metro State. Her friend and coworker, Carole Richins, just said goodbye with an “I love you!” as she clocked out.

Ben Grant was vacuuming nearby. Grant was only a junior in high school. He was cleaning up from the kids that day, vacuuming crumbs of food and little bits of trash.

Colleen O’Connor was also helping close, but was distracted at the time. On her break, only three hours prior, her parents revealed the news that they were gifting her a car.

Twenty-year-old Bobby Stephens was in the kitchen alone, scrubbing and cleaning. He was not originally scheduled for the day, but needed the extra money. Despite his young age, he had a baby waiting at home for him. It was winter time, and the holidays were soon approaching.

The five all went about their tasks, as if it was any other night. They would all soon return home to their families, and tomorrow would be on the horizon.

That is what they thought, at least. Dunlap went undetected as he entered the restaurant. He headed to the salad bar first, raising his .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol to Crowell. He held the muzzle of the gun to her ear and pulled the trigger. Crowell never realized Dunlap had come. Her body fell to the floor, and Dunlap couldn’t stomach the slaughter. He turned away as he had shot Crowell, and did not look at the gore nor her body.

Dunlap then targeted Grant. Grant had no time to respond before a bullet had entered his skull, nearly piercing his eye.

O’Connor saw Dunlap. She fell to her knees before the killer, and pleaded for her life. She held her hands up to him, her hands clenched tight into fists, as Dunlap’s gun was not far away from her head.

Dunlap showed her no mercy, despite having the opportunity to stop. He could have spared her life.

Stephens had heard

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Loan forgiveness faces termination

Cardinal Points last covered the federal student loan forgiveness plan Oct. 21. Much has changed since then.

President Joe Biden originally made promises to work toward student debt relief last August, but decisions by the Supreme Court have since placed the relief plan in jeopardy.

If Biden’s plan makes it through legislation, students could have up to $20,000 relieved from loans. There have since been two appeals made to the Supreme Court since it has tangled the bill in legal tape. There will be an oral hearing, and then the court is expected to have made its final decision by June.

While Americans wait on the edge of their seat, Biden has stated he feels the Supreme Court will strike down his plan.


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Stephens had heard the gunshots, but did not realize what the sounds were. He assumed the teenagers were killing time until their shift ended. However, he soon discovered the true reason.

Dunlap barged into the kitchen, pointing his gun at Stephens.

Stephens tried to speak, to interact with Dunlap, but Dunlap gave him no opportunity.

A shot rang out. The bullet hit Stephens in the jaw and he stumbled to the floor. He was still alive. He watched as Dunlap left him, heading to the office Kolhberg was in.

Kolhberg was still diligently working, counting receipts when Dunlap entered.

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“I’m confident we’re on the right side of the law,” Biden said in an article by the Wall Street Journal. “I’m not confident about the outcome of the decision yet.”

This will leave millions of Americans still in an incredible amount of debt. Debt that leaves many having to live paycheck-to-paycheck or costing them luxuries, or even basic necessities, as it is out of their means.

There is no “backup plan” if this loan forgiveness proposal is killed by the court. Advocates and legal scholars have proposed ways for the bill to possibly pass in other legal loopholes, but it is unsure if the Biden administration will do so.

This single plan could change the future generations of the United States. No lon-

He forced her to open the safe before she was shot in the head.

Kolhberg was 50 years old. She was shot twice, even after her first fatal blow.

After about five minutes, four were dead and one was injured. Dunlap left the restaurant with a bag full of tokens, key chains, cards and about $1,500.

Dunlap was found soon after the massacre. He was having sex with his girlfriend at the time. He had little remorse from his actions. The police asked him to come in for questioning as they knew he had visited the restaurant earlier in the day.

Dunlap attempted to scrub his body of evi-

They don’t seem to care why her grades are slipping, they just notice that she is not doing well in school. Melinda states that her being born was what stopped them from getting a divorce, but she wishes they did.

The only people that seem to notice that Melinda is struggling is her art teacher, Mr. Freeman. He encourages her to process her feelings through art, even though he doesn’t know Melinda’s full story.

Trees are a constant symbol within the novel, as Mr. Freeman gives Melinda an assignment to perfect her drawing of a tree. The tree is a symbol of growth, which goes along with Melinda’s character development, as she finally grows enough to speak up about what happened to her.

“Speak” can be triggering to some


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One of the glaring issues is the utter disrespect for other residents when students set off the alarms for actions they could have easily prevented. Especially students

ger would students fear debt as they gain higher education. Education that has only further increased in demand with a shrinking job market.

federal loans.

Biden has paused loan interest for now, but it is unsure how long that will continue to be in effect.

SUNY Plattsburgh’s financial aid office is an incredible resource for any and all questions for student loans. They can be emailed or called, and respond as quickly as possible.

For now, not much can be done. Students can only wait and hope that the court sides with Biden. However, educated financial decisions can be made to alleviate stress.

Educate yourself. Understand the difference between subsidized – no interest accrued while you attend school – and subsidized –interest is accrued over time – loans. Research options for private loans, and the difference between private and

Student Support Services also offers assistance and financial literacy courses for students so they can better comprehend loans and how to pay for college. They also have events throughout the year to better assist students in this way.

Loans can be scary and confusing, but students are not lost. There are resources here on campus for students to take advantage of, as everyone deserves an education.

dence. He washed his hands with hydrogen peroxide and showered.

Dunlap was arrested 12 hours after the murders. He was found guilty and sentenced to death. His crime was so gruesome and heartless that jurors felt he lost his right to life.

Dunlap appealed in 2008, claiming his legal defense was ineffective in his case. The court rejected his appeal. Dunlap has appealed several times since, and has been rejected each time.

This was a crime of pure hatred and dis-

readers, as it is revealed that Melinda was raped by Andy Evans, a popular senior, at the party she attended over the summer. Throughout the novel, Andy is dehumanized, as he is referenced as “IT.” By not referring to his actual name, Melinda slowly takes her power back.

The rape took over Melinda’s life, and affected her relationships with her friends and parents, as they don’t believe her that it happened. Rachel especially doesn’t believe Melinda when she finally speaks up, as Andy is Rachel’s boyfriend. This makes the girl’s relationship even more complicated.

There are also references to self-harm within the novel, which is a result of Melinda’s lack of support. The novel shows how finding the courage to speak up about trauma can take someone time to do, but you must believe the truth they speak.

If it isn’t clear, the reference of rape and sexual assault has marked the novel as banned. In states such as Florida,

who choose to smoke inside, or use a flame, instead of stepping off campus. The residents of the building do not want to be standing around because a group of students wanted to take a hit of a blunt.

The firefighters also do not need to constantly come to campus for these false

regard for human life. Dunlap had a chance, several chances, to stop and reconsider. He never did. O’Connor begged for mercy, but was given a bullet.

Idaho, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska and Oklahoma, parents and administrators challenged Anderson’s novel because of sexually explicit content, profanity, alcohol use and having anti-male themes.

Censoring novels that tackle adolescent sexual assault and rape is dangerous. Novels like “Speak” give survivors a voice, as society tries to silence victims. Without this novel in schools and libraries, readers who relate to Melinda may not have the courage to speak, as censorship can negatively affect how someone thinks about their trauma and life experience.

“Speak” gives a voice to a community of survivors. Anderson’s novel is a sad tale, but a necessary story to tell.

alarms. They wear heavy gear, often carrying tools that only add to the weight, as they rush over to campus.

Furthermore, it is time, money and resources wasted for each false alarm that could be put toward real dangers and fires.

Fellow students deserve the respect and decency to

be able to live in their dorm without the constant worry of an alarm. Firefighters deserve the respect of their time and effort they put into the job.

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Inducted in Fall 2010

All American

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Fall 2002, four Marks of Distinction

Fall 2001, four Marks of Distinction

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Lax kick off seasons, first home games

Lacrosse at SUNY Plattsburgh has been competitive and an overall learning experience for the players and coaches during their respective non-conference games played so far this season. The women’s team currently holds a record of 3-2 and the men’s team stands at 2-4.

Both teams got off to hot starts, winning two of its first three games. The teams know that the season will be filled with ups and downs, but in these games it is important to hold their heads high and continue to learn from one another’s experiences on the field and to find new ways to be aggressive. The games the teams have played so far serve to prepare the teams for its upcoming conference matchups.

Plattsburgh finishes 202223 as national semifinalists

After extending its NEWHL championship streak and taking down the reigning national champions in the NCAA Championship Quarterfinals, the Plattsburgh Cardinals women’s hockey team returned from Amherst, Massachusettes last weekend with its second consecutive finish as national semifinalists.

The Cards fell 2-3 in five periods to the Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties from St. Peter, Minnesota.

The game was a rematch of last year’s semifinal game, when Plattsburgh lost 1-5 to Gustavus Adolphus.

“We just had to match their intensity. We talked about that all week. We know they’re a good team, a physical team. We knew we had to stand up to that, and I thought we did from the drop of the puck,” Head Coach Kevin Houle said. “The girls executed, [it was] a great game. There was nothing else that could have been done.”

This year, the Gusties advanced to the NCAA Championship and beat

the Amherst Mammoths

2-1 in triple overtime.

Forwards Julia Masotta and Ivy Boric scored goals, assisted by forward Sara Krauseneck and defenseman Kendall Wasik. Boric, Masotta and Krauseneck all recorded a plus minus of plus-two and Wasik had seven blocks.

In almost 90 minutes, goalie Ashley Davis tallied a career-high 44 saves, good for the second-most for a Cardinal in a single game ever.

Gustavus Adolphus succeeded on one of four power play opportunities

and Plattsburgh failed to capitalize on its two.

Masotta got the first score of the game at the 3:31 mark after receiving a Krauseneck pass on the left, putting the puck in from the circle. Seven minutes later, the Golden Gusties responded with a missed shot followed by a rebound that snuck past Davis.

Boric scored the lone goal of the second period. Wasik blocked a Gustavus Adolphus shot and deflected the puck to Boric, who put it in on the right side.

Coming off an 11-9 win thanks to a late comeback last week in their first home game of the season against SUNY Canton, Emma McLaughlin said the team played very well working together and came together at the right time to seal the victory. McLaughlin also stated the team must continue to maximize their effort and work as a team on attack in order to keep being successful.

After scoring a team high five goals in the epic victory, Lindsay Guzzetta said the win against Canton was great for the team’s confidence, but there is always room to improve on the little aspects of the game that will tighten their performances overall.

The women’s team took a tough 5-18 loss this week

to Union College. Guzzetta set a program career record in goals scored with 59 and draw controls with 89 in the loss to Union. Head Coach

Kelly Wall spoke briefly about how important mental toughness is when it comes to these games and how important it is to be able to work through adversity in game situations, stating that the loss to Union was “a bit frustrating, but every game is a learning curve”.

Wall also said physicality will be a focal point for the team heading into their conference season, admitting that Union is a tough team and that is why they were scheduled for a non conference matchup to show the team the level of play that they are preparing for.

The men’s team has hit a skid as of late, losing its last four games, including a tough 4-16 loss to Hartwick College. However, behind Head Coach Darry Thornton, the team is never lacking in confidence and dedication.

Logan Jones, who scored the team’s first goal, said although this was a tough loss, the team is going to keep the same mindset every game win or lose and continue to practice hard and not panic.

Jones said the offense from their new coach is going to take some time, but he believes everything will come together. John Eiseman, his teammate, said the team came out hot and has to do a better job not slowing down and making sure to apply that extra ten percent of effort and execution on both sides of the field.

Cards put forward improved season

The 2022-23 Plattsburgh Cardinals men’s hockey season concluded March 11 following a 1-2 overtime loss to the Norwich Cadets at home in the first round of the NCAA Championship. The early exit landed short of the team’s ultimate goal, but the SUNYAC champion Cards still played its best season under Head Coach Steve Moffat.

Plattsburgh finished the season with its best regular season record, 20-6-2, since 2016. The Cards’ record is a five-win improvement from last season’s 15-8-3 record. This season, Moffat was named a finalist for the 2022-23 CCM/American Hockey Coaches Asso -


ciation Edward Jeremiah Award, awarded to the top Division III coach.

Forward Jake Lanyi scored the lone Cardinal goal, assisted by Trey Thomas and Joshua Belgrave. Goaltender Eli Shiller saved 38 of 40 shots and no penalties were assigned over almost 70 minutes of game time. Moffat said the team would rather play five-on-five than turn to special teams.

During the first period, only 19 total shots were attempted. The game remained scoreless until Lanyi’s effort 37 minutes into the game, when on the rush, Belgrave got the puck to Thomas, who served the biscuit to Lanyi on the right side. Lanyi put the puck in the net.


Friday, March 17: BASE 8-2 win vs. Worcester St. in S.C. WHKY 2-3 loss vs. Gus. Adolphus (NCAA) Saturday, March 18: BASE 6-12 loss vs. N.E. College in S.C. MLAX 4-16 loss vs. Hartwick College WLAX 5-18 loss vs. Union College Wednesday, March 22: MLAX 5-13 loss vs. Clarkson Saturday, March 25: WLAX vs. Buffalo St. at 11 a.m. (Senior Day, conference opener)* MLAX @ New Paltz at 1 p.m. (conference opener)* Sunday, March 26: BASE @ Oneonta at 3 p.m. (conference opener)* Monday, March 27: BASE @ Oneonta (DH) at noon, 3 p.m. (conference opener)* Wednesday, March 29: SB @ Skidmore College (DH) at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. WLAX @ New Paltz at 4 p.m.* * = conference opponent
COLLIN BOLEBRUCH/Cardinal Points Forwards Riley Calhoun (10) and Julia Masotta (7) embrace following the Cardinals’ 4-2 win over the Middlebury.
COLLIN BOLEBRUCH/Cardinal Points Forward Luk Jirousek (29) makes a hard stop to direct the puck away from Norwich’s Callum Jones (11) in a 1-2 WHKY MHKY WHKY > 8 LAX > 8 MHKY > 7

MHKY reg. season

Cardinals migrate south for spring

This past week, both the baseball and softball teams at SUNY Plattsburgh traveled to South Carolina to participate in a week-long slate of games. Each team had differing levels of success on their trips, but both succeeded when it came to team chemistry.

Softball had a positive trip on the field, going 4-2 during their time at the Ripken Experience tournament, and it boosted morale and team chemistry.

“This trip was worthwhile because it was a learning experience and a good start to the season. It was also positive because we won the majority of our games. I think that it brought the team closer together by spending so much time together,” senior pitcher Kristina Maggiacomo wrote in a text.

Road trips force a team to spend plenty of time together and the time spent at the tournament can help build friendships, which in turn can improve the cohesiveness of the team. Winning also boosts morale. For softball to get off to such a hot start to their season, it bodes well for its future.

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The baseball team didn’t do as well as the softball team during the Ripken Experience tournament, recording a record of 3-5 on their trip, but there were still plenty of positives from their trip.

“Besides being on the field, we were around each other 24/7, which definitely increased our chemistry as a whole. Not only was the trip beneficial towards physically prepping us, but it definitely made our team bond much stronger,” graduate student pitcher Sean Malamud said.

The baseball team found itself improving its chemistry as a result of this trip. Having a bonding experience like this makes the trying times of the season easier to handle.

The goal, however, is to win and this team, including their coach, set high expectations for themselves.

“Overall disappointing trip. Played good in spurts. Veit had a great pitching performance vs Worcester State. Nick Cergol played well including hitting a walk off homer vs Albertus Magnus,” Head Coach Sam Quinn-Loeb said.

Disappointment can be the result of high standards and the standard

“It was quite the battle, we knew it was going to be a dogfight all night long,” Moffat said. “Our team gave it everything they had, we just came up a little bit short.”

Plattsburgh’s first NCAA Championship game in six years was this season’s third matchup with Norwich after splitting the first two games. The tooth-and-nail affair was in the cards, as during the regular season, neither matchup saw more than four combined goals.

WHKY postseason


Krauseneck, F 5

Julia Masotta, F 4`

Holly Schmelzer, F 4


Julia Masotta, F +7

Sierra Benjamin, D +6

Sara Krauseneck, F +6


Ashley Davis, G 0.965

“You have to fight for every inch out there and you have to take advantage of your chances. We didn’t capitalize on a couple that we should have,” Moffat said. “That’s the game. You’re going to get a bounce, you’re going to get a break, you’re going to miss a shot, somebody’s going to make a shot. That’s just what happened tonight. That game seriously could have been played all night.”

The Cardinals first met the Cadets in the FirstLight Shootout Championship at Norwich Nov. 26, 2022. The annual mid-season tournament broke up a stretch of Plattsburgh’s conference games. After beating the Middlebury Panthers in the first round 5-0, the Cardinals beat the Cadets 3-1 in the final.

The shining star of Plattsburgh’s effort was rookie Shiller. In just his third and fourth career collegiate

Quinn-Loeb has for this team is high because of its postseason trip last season.

“We had our up and downs in the tournament but we definitely came together as a team and came back to Plattsburgh as a much better team,” junior pitcher Tyler Kohn said.

Both teams had some highs on the field. The softball team won their game against University of Maine-Farmington March 15 with a staggering final score of 16-3, which included five players scoring multiple runs. The baseball team beat Albertus Magnus 8-7 in crunch time thanks to a clutch walk-off home run from Nick Cergol.

The baseball team’s season continues this weekend with three games against SUNY Oneonta, while the softball team’s season continues March 29 in Saratoga against Skidmore College. The baseball team will look to bounce back from its performance last week for conference play and the softball team will look to ride the momentum it built during its road trip.

son. Playing 107 games over his Cardinal career, Araujo rose to the status of leader in the locker room, inevitably being named captain before this season.

“Ever since my freshman year, this has been what we’ve been trying to build. It’s nice to see it all the way through,” Araujo said. “Me and Mitch[ell Hale] and a couple of the older guys have done a good job leaving our mark for these guys, so they can pick right up where we left off next year.”

The last two wins of his career were the team’s most important in years. Plattsburgh beat Oswego in the Marano Ice Arena for the first time since 2018 and it happened on the conference’s biggest stage. The Cardinals achieved both its first SUNYAC Championship appearance and win under Moffat this season.

starts, he allowed one goal between both games and an overall 0.971 save percentage. His success wasn’t a fluke— he saw the next three starts, finishing out the first half of the season.

The Cardinals split the responsibility in the net between Shiller and sophomore Jacob Hearne, but Shiller remained the primary goaltender with almost 500 more game minutes than Hearne. Plattsburgh’s goaltending saw a significant boost from last season, going from Anthony Del Tufo’s 0.891 and Hearne’s 0.890 save percentage to Shiller’s 0.946 and Hearne’s 0.920. Shiller’s save percentage and 1.38 goals against average set Plattsburgh single-season records and Hearne was undefeated in nine starts.

Moffat said he found it difficult to tell Hearne he wouldn’t start in the playoffs despite his winning play, but thought it would be better to ride the hot hand and use Shiller, who won six games in the calendar year up to that point. Shiller was awarded SUNYAC Tournament MVP. Plattsburgh’s young goalie duo was crucial to its success, but the road was paved by its upperclassmen.

With the loss to Norwich, Plattsburgh says goodbye to multiple senior players. The veterans’ contributions over years previous and experience in the locker room have helped to lift Plattsburgh out of the middling seasons it experi-

enced just before the pandemic.

This year, all three captains were members of the senior class— Matt Araujo, Hale and Ryan Hogg. Other members of the class include Kyle Alaverdy, Jacob Modry, Adam Tretowicz and Brendan Young. Modry was named to the 2022-23 CCM/AHCA All-American third team. All were able to capture the elusive conference championship in their senior seasons.

“Coming in here as a freshman, it’s pretty scary. You don’t really know what to expect, but everyone opens up with open arms,” Hale said. “This group this year is pretty special.”

The win was especially sweet for graduate student Araujo. The defenseman from Long Island is the team’s longest tenured player and the last player remaining to have been coached by former Head Coach Bob Emery. Emery was Plattsburgh’s longest-tenured coach, winning 624 games. Under Emery, the Cardinals won two national championships and 16 SUNYAC titles, but the team recorded just 26 wins over Emery’s last two seasons before his retirement.

Moffat, who was Emery’s assistant coach for 16 seasons, took over as head coach in 2019. In Moffat’s first season, Araujo and the Cardinals had its worst season since 1976-77 going 10-14-3. Plattsburgh has improved its record year-byyear since then.

Araujo graduated in 2022, but used his extra year of eligibility to return to the team for another sea-


The Lakers have been a thorn in the Cards’ side over recent seasons. The teams matched up three times in the regular season, with Oswego holding a 2-1 edge over Plattsburgh.

Oswego took the win in Plattsburgh’s conference opener 5-1 at home Nov. 4, 2022. The loss was the Cardinals’ first of the season and remained its largest deficit in a loss all year. The Lakers doubled down, beating the Cardinals again in the Comfort Inn Complex Winter Classic by a score of 1-2 in Plattsburgh Jan. 7.

Plattsburgh hosted Oswego Jan. 20 to a different tune. The visiting Lakers were handily beaten, as the Cardinals snatched the 6-1 win. The dominant victory set precedent for Plattsburgh’s SUNYAC Championship

For departing players like Araujo, the championship win will be their favorite game to look back on in retirement. For underclassmen like Shiller, the title will set high expectations for the rest of their careers. A disappointing end to the season doesn’t overshadow what the team accomplished. In 2022-23, the Plattsburgh Cardinals redefined the team and set a bar for success.

“We play a simple game, we play a hard game, we play an effective game and the guys have that chip on their shoulder,” Araujo said. “They’ll be able to start out running next year.”

4-5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27 & Thursday March 30: Open women's basketball at Memorial Hall

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INTRAMURAL Marksmanship club finishes third in the Northwest Division for the 2022-23 season Friday, March 24: Dance corps hosts fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25: Corec pickup badminton at Memorial Hall 12-2 p.m. Corec pickup cricket at Memorial Hall 2-4 p.m. Open volleyball at Memorial Hall 4-5 p.m. Sunday, March 26: Open women's volleyball at Memorial Hall
6-8 p.m.
5-6 p.m Corec pickup indoor soccer at Memorial Hall
STANDINGS TEAM SUNYAC OVERALL Oswego - 1 12-4-0-2 16-8-1-2 Platts - 2 12-3-1-0 18-5-2-0 Geneseo - 3 11-4-1-0 17-6-2-0 Cortland - 4 11-5-0-0 16-8-1-0 Buffalo St. - 5 8-8-0-0 13-12-0-1 Fredonia - 6 5-11-0-2 7-17-0-4 Brockport - e 5-11-0-0 10-15-0-1 M’ville - e 4-12-0-1 8-17-0-1 Potsdam - e 3-13-0-1 5-19-1-1 STATISTICS POINTS # Bennett Stockdale, F 24 Jacob Modry, D 23 Carson Gallagher, F 21 PLUS-MINUS # Jacob Modry, D +18 Carson Gallagher, F +18 Paul Bryer, F +18 SAVE PERCENTAGE # Eli Shiller, G 0.940 Jacob Hearne, G 0.920 MHKY postseason SCHEDULE Semifinals (Sat., Feb. 25) #2 Plattsburgh 5-1 win vs. #3 Geneseo Championship (Sat., March 4) #2 Plattsburgh 2-1 win @ #1 Oswego NCAA First Round (Sat., March 11) #5 Platts 1-2 OT loss vs. #9 Norwich STATISTICS POINTS # Trey Thomas, F 3 Five players 2 PLUS-MINUS # Trey Thomas, F +4 Spencer Bellina, D +3 Carson Gallagher, F +3 Jacob Modry, D +3 SAVE PERCENTAGE # Eli Shiller, G 0.945 WHKY reg. season STANDINGS TEAM SUNYAC OVERALL Platts - 1 17-0-1-0 23-0-2-0 Cortland - 2 14-0-4-0 19-0-6-0 Oswego - 3 11-0-6-1 14-0-10-1 Canton - 4 8-1-9-1 14-1-9-2 Potsdam - e 6-0-12-0 11-0-14-0 M’ville - e 5-2-13-0 8-2-16-1 Buffalo St. - e 1-1-17-0 7-1-18-0 STATISTICS POINTS # Sara Krauseneck, F 36 Three players 27 PLUS-MINUS # Julia Masotta, F +27 Sara Krauseneck, F +26 Kendall Wasik, D +26 SAVE PERCENTAGE # Ashley Davis, G 0.967 Lilla Nease, G 0.937
Semifinals (Sat., Feb. 25) #1 Plattsburgh 7-1 win vs. #4 Canton Championship (Sat., March 4) #1 Plattsburgh 2-0 win vs. #2 Cortland NCAA Qtrfinals (Sat., March 11) #2 Platts 4-2 win vs. #7 Middlebury NCAA Semifinals (Fri., March 17) #3 Platts 1-2 2OT loss vs. #1 Gustavus STATISTICS POINTS # Sara
Photo provided by Danielle Torres Dani Torres (left) and Katie Smith (right) on the diamond.
Ryan Bonfield (11), Matt Araujo (18) and Adam Tretowicz (21) celebrate.

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Six minutes into the third period, Krauseneck was sent to the penalty box for a two-minute tripping penalty. In the Gusties third power play attempt, it was able to put the puck in between the legs of Davis while the Cards were a man down. The score tied the game at 2-2.

In the 86th minute, Golden Gustie first-year Lily Mortenson scored the game-winning goal. A Gustie set the puck up for her in the left circle, and Mortenson took the shot from the center, extending the puck just beyond Davis’ left hand and into the goal.

“I mean, what can you say?

It was an unbelievable game, an unbelievable effort by both teams. I couldn’t be more proud of our team’s effort all year long and certainly tonight,” Houle said. “We gave it everything we had. It came down to the bounce of the puck.”

Plattsburgh’s semifinal appearance was the consequence of three consecutive playoff wins, including two in the SUNYAC Tournament and the preceding NCAA Championship quarterfinal game.

Benjamin credited the team’s depth this season and Krauseneck highlighted the team’s fight all season. For this season’s success, Houle was nominated for the CCM/American Hockey Coaches Association NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Coach of the Year Award.

The Cardinals’ playoff run began Feb. 25 with a dominant 7-1 home win against the Canton Kangaroos and one of the SUNYAC’s best goalies in Sirena Alvarez. The first round victory concluded a four-game season series sweep against the ‘Roos. Plattsburgh displayed its depth versus Canton, as all seven Cardinal goals came from different players.

A week later, March 4, Plattsburgh hosted the Cortland Red Dragons for the second con-


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Eiseman also said it is important to keep the confidence level up. He is looking forward to the conference games and continuing to battle.

Thornton said getting adjusted and acquainted at Plattsburgh has been great and the support from other coaches and staff has been phenomenal in shaping him to do his job and be a mentor to players. Having head coaching jobs at other colleges such as Marian University in Wisconsin and St. Mary’s College in Newburgh, New York, Thornton says the experience he obtained under his belt helped in his role at Plattsburgh. Overall, Thornton said this is the first institution where he truly sees himself lasting a while.

He wants to make sure he leaves his thumbprint here as he has at his other career stops. Jones said the team chemistry has been much better with the coaching change and Thornton has relied on knowledge of the

secutive season in the Cardinals’ tenth straight conference championship win. The Cards’ 2-0 win was thanks in part to Davis, who recorded her first playoff shutout since 2020, also against Cortland.

Winning the SUNYAC punched the Cardinals an automatic ticket to the NCAA Championship. Plattsburgh hosted its third consecutive playoff game March 11 against the Middlebury Panthers, the team that won the national championship last season. The Panthers were a tall task for a quarterfinal game, but the Cardinals weren’t phased, winning 4-2.

Middlebury was undefeated during the 2021-22 season, completing its run hosting and winning the national championship. This year, the Panthers found trouble against topranked opponents during the regular season, finishing with a 17-8-3 record. To advance to the quarterfinal round, Middlebury beat the Suffolk Rams 4-0 at home.

Krauseneck, Boric and forwards Nicole Unsworth and Emma McLean all found the back of the net, with help from forward Holly Schmelzer and Masotta, who had two assists each.

Defensemen Mattie Norton and Taya Balfour both put in good minutes on the ice, logging a plus minus of plus-three. Wasik tallied six blocks and Davis found success in her third consecutive playoff start, saving 28 of 30 shots.

The Cards didn’t hesitate, opening the game with a score in under two minutes. First-year McLean scored the second goal of her collegiate career after Schmelzer found the needle in a haystack, knocking the puck away from a congested right side of the net to forward Riley Calhoun in the slot, who got the puck to McLean on an uncontested left side of the net.

Eight minutes later, the Panthers had a score of its own on the power play. Halfway through the second period, Krauseneck did it herself, steal-

ing the puck on the Cardinals side of the ice and took it the distance, dangling the puck in front of Middlebury’s goalie before scoring.

Boric ended the second period with the game-winning goal. Masotta got the puck to Krauseneck, who distributed it to Boric for the sealing score. Middlebury scored again, but an Unsworth open-netter buried the Panthers to strip their title as champions.

Plattsburgh finished its season 26-3 overall and 17-1 in conference games. During this year’s slate of games, the Cardinals beat the No. 9 Norwich Cadets

5-4, the No. 4 and No. 8 Elmira Soaring Eagles 7-0 and 3-2, the No. 15 Oswego Lakers 3-2, the No. 3 Adrian Bulldogs 1-0 and the No. 7 Middlebury Panthers

2-1. In 19 seasons as head coach, Kevin Houle has yet to finish a season with under 20 wins.

The Cardinals’ loss ends an 18-game win streak including the playoffs. During this stretch, the Cards notched three playoff wins, four wins against ranked opponents and 11 of the season’s 17 conference wins.

The streak was sparked by Plattsburgh’s first-ever loss in the NEWHL. Since joining the conference in 2017, the Cardinals hadn’t lost a regular season or postseason game to another NEWHL team. Cortland shut out Plattsburgh 1-0 Dec. 2.

During the Cards’ 18-game stretch, it beat the Red Dragons

3-1 Feb. 3 and again the next day for insurance 2-1. After Cortland beat Oswego 2-1 en route to the NEWHL Championship, Plattsburgh sealed the deal, silenced any doubt and tightened its grip on the conference.

Plattsburgh’s February games against Cortland saw Davis in the net for just the second and

her sophomore season, seeing 1119:59 minutes of action and recording a 0.949 save percentage and 0.91 goals against average. She won all 19 of her starts, allowing just 17 goals.

After returning from the team’s canceled season, Davis lost her grip on the starting role. She saw starts in November and most of January, but then-junior Chloe Beaubien got the look as the season progressed. Beaubien started all four of Plattsburgh’s playoff games, but was pulled during the semifinal against Gustavus Adolphus for Davis. Beaubien ended the season with 13 minutes more than Davis in the net.

Davis didn’t play a game during the first half of the 2022-23 season. Senior Lilla Nease saw most of the season’s action, recording 1146:55 minutes. Nease was on a nine-game win streak and allowed 12 goals during that span when her status as top goalie was revoked.

Going forward, into the most important stretch of the season, Davis was the primary goalie. Davis’ first start of the season was a 5-0 shutout against the Potsdam Bears, saving 14 shots.

Davis helped win both Cortland games and then four more conference games, including the NEWHL playoffs, and then an NCAA Championship game.

Davis wasn’t the season’s top goalie, and her 544:36 minutes in the goal was her lowest since her first season, but she got the starts when it mattered the most. Her nine goals allowed in nine games, eight straight wins and three shutouts propelled the Cardinals into the NCAA Championship semifinals. Davis stood on her head against Gustavus Adolphus.

As a graduate student in her fifth year of play, Davis spent her college eligibility and can-

ture are captains Krauseneck, Schmelzer and Benjamin, graduate student Unsworth and senior Beaubien.

Krauseneck and Benjamin were both named 2022-23 American Hockey Coaches Association All-Americans to finish their careers.

Benjamin, named to the First Team East finished the year with a plus minus of plus-28, a team-leading 25 assists and 30 points overall. She was fourth in the country in assists per game with 0.96. Her 87 career points are the 4th most in program history for a defenseman.

“We gave it our all,” Benjamin said. “It just didn’t bounce our way.”

Krauseneck, on Second Team East, was the Cardinals’ captain and top-scorer, recording 20 goals and 21 assists for 41 total points. Her eight power play goals were good for third nationally and her eight game-winning goals led the country. Krauseneck’s 138 career points is the 11th most in Cardinals history.

“A lot of emotions, we’re proud of how everyone played,” Krauseneck said. “It’s unfortunate we didn’t come out on top, but I can say we gave it our all.”

The Cardinals, saying goodbye to all three captains and arguably its top two players, now look to its younger players to fill now-open roles. The welloiled machine that is Plattsburgh does not know what an “off year” is. Just as Krauseneck stepped up when Annie Katonka left and Benjamin did the same for Erin McArdle, Plattsburgh will look to its deep roster in an attempt to capture its 11th straight conference title and semifinal appearance.

game of lacrosse offensively and defensively, making an immediate impact for ev eryone on the field. Jones says their goal clears have been better in order to get their offense going and that Thornton makes sure that there are multiples at every position from top to bottom.

Thornton said this rough stretch begins with him.

The team, despite the re cord, has done an amazing job buying into the bigger picture of the season and understanding that every thing is going to take time, including learning what it takes to consistently play at a high level against tough competition.

Thornton believes that the team is better than its record and he has to do a better job in preparing, keeping the momentum throughout the game, and adjustments.

Thornton calls his playstyle “60 minutes of hell.”

Thornton said he wants to build that type of relentless energy on the team in order to wear teams down and knows it is a work in progress. At the end of the day, Thornton wants the team to keep steadily im-

proving and for everyone to know that it is not at their full potential. Losses such as the one to Hartwick are to be used as a springboard for growth heading into the New Paltz game next week. It is not about how you start, but how you finish. As a former lacrosse player, Thornton said he doesn’t want to relive his experienc-

es through his players and having fun is most important. Thornton also emphasized that the score doesn’t matter in these games, but rather it is the people on the sidelines and family that is most important.

“You go down a highway in life and you want to look out the front windshield.

Your past does not define

you so you don’t want to look out the rear view mirror,” Thornton said. “Life ain’t perfect, sometimes you have to get off that offramp and deal with some personal stuff or some stuff that’s really bothering you. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing, you have to deal with life itself, but when you get back on that

highway in life you keep moving forward”. Both Cardinals teams are going to continue to stay ready, be confident and fight for each other as the season continues to unfold.

SPORTS 8 ▪ Friday, March 24, 2023 Sports Editor Collin Bolebruch
COLLIN BOLEBRUCH/Cardinal Points The Cardinals celebrate its 4-2 victory over the reigning champion Middlebury Panthers at home March 11. COLLIN BOLEBRUCH/Cardinal Points
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Midfielders Anthony Faber (22) and Logan Jones (24) celebrate Jones’ opening goal against Hartwick College March 18.

Recognizing diverse women in STEM

Dr. Rajesh Sunasee, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Kelly Theisen, assistant professor of biochemistry, hosted a presentation on the notable women in science and technology in past and present history.

The seminar took place March 22 in Hudson 106.

Holly Heller-Ross, circulation services librarian, introduced Dr. Sunasee and explained his previous accomplishments such as his publications, rewards and honors as well as his educational background.

Heller-Ross then introduced Dr. Theisen and elaborated on her education, research, areas of expertise and publications.

Heller-Ross then ended

the introduction by thanking Vice President of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Allison Heard and her colleagues for their work in putting this seminar together. This was followed by thanking the janitors, Chartwells and everyone who showed their support by showing up for the seminar in its entirety.

Sunasee then kicked off the seminar by acknowledging the struggles faced by women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields throughout history and how it is still relevant today.

He recognizes throughout the first few slides how women receive fewer grants, are victims of harassment and discrimination as well as the bias women face in STEM careers.

Following this he had

an experiment in his class where college students wrote the names of scientists they recognized and if they hadn’t known of any they were instructed to write that they didn’t know.

The results were that 75% of scientists mentioned were men, 16% were women and 9% had said they didn’t know. Also included in this experiment were the names of scientists that students recognized, on this list of ten names, two were women: Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin.

Sunasee then handed the presentation off to Theisen, whose presentation addressed “Trailblazing Women in STEM” from the past. The six women of the past mentioned were Mary Anning, Alice Ball, Chien-Shuing Wu, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Hedy Lemarr and

Dorothy Vaughn.

Anning was a paleontologist who “collected fossils from the stone cliffs in England” with her brother in 1811. Anning was “not credited for her discoveries by male scientists who studied/published the specimens she found, likely her work influenced [Charles] Darwin.”

Ball, a medicinal chemist, was also “the first woman and first African-American to earn a graduate degree at the college of Hawaii. This was in 1915. She was recruited to help with a serious problem that they were having. At the time a lot of people with leprosy were sent to Hawaii to live out the rest of their lives which weren’t going to be very long,” Theisen said. “She worked out a way for the oil to be injected and absorbed

by patients.”

Wu was known as the first lady of physics. She got her PhD in physics from Berkeley and studied beta decay. While studying beta decay, Wu “proved Enrico Fermi’s theory and the K-meson Tsung-Dao Lee at Columbia using super-powerful magnets at near absolute zero.”

Crowfoot Hodgkin was a protein biochemist who “determined the structures of cholesterol, penicillin, B12, and the insulin using X-ray crystallogy.” She was also a Nobel Prize winner in 1964.

Aside from being an actress after World War II, Hedy Lemarr was heavily into technology. She invented a frequency to create secret communication in 1941. She received an award for this invention in 1997 as well as “paved the way for what we later use for bar

code readers, Wifi and even more. So if you love your Wifi, thank Hedy Lemarr,” Theisen said.

Vaughn was a computer scientist, who worked at NASA as well as being the first African-American supervisor at NASA. She led a group of women known as “computers,” these are the women who did the calculations for NASA.

“She was awarded the posthumus Congressional Gold Medal in 2019, and has a satellite and a crater on the moon named after her,” Theisen said.

After acknowledging the accomplishments of these women, Theisen then spoke about 15 other influential women in STEM.

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Review of ‘Something for the Fish’

Purple lights illuminated the square stage. The platform had a covered grand piano in the back. In the foreground were seven chairs facing the audience with a thin binder placed neatly atop each one. In front of the chairs were music stands. An eighth chair, the narrator’s chair, was set apart from the others on the right side of the stage. This chair and stand were turned so that it faced toward center stage.

Dr. Shawna Mefferd Kelty, associate professor of theater at SUNY Plattsburgh, emerged from a door on the left of the stage and welcomed the audience and provided background on the play as well as introduced the cast.

“Something for the Fish” is a play written in 2016 by Emily Krause. The play was performed at Plattsburgh’s Krinovitz Theater March 2 and in downtown Plattsburgh at Chapter One Coffeehouse March 3. Both performances were staged readings, meaning that the story is portrayed through the use of voice acting alone, with no props, no line memorization, sets or costumes. The plot depended solely on the actors’ voices,

tones and facial expressions.

Despite the lack of storytelling devices, this cast was able to produce an in-depth, emotional play that drew the audience into the story.

“The talent was amazing, and that really enhanced it,” SUNY Plattsburgh student Lucy Allen said. “This was my first time listening to a play that was kind of just a reading. I enjoyed it and I almost felt like it was the full experience.”

The actors were able to draw the audience in like it was a traditional play. Overall, the play was well-rehearsed and cohesive.

The preparation for a staged reading is significantly shorter, with this cast working on the play for only a few weeks compared to a full play that takes upward of six months to prepare.

According to Kelty, the all-female and non-binary cast faced some difficulties in the learning process of a staged reading, as most have never done something like this before.

“We have to stage the stage,” ReGina Sutphen, the actor who plays Jack and Evie, said. “Instead of working on our lines, instead of really building these characters, we

kind of try to embody them while we’re just speaking, and it’s different.”

“Something for the Fish” is set in a small fishing town with a focus on the sea and the changing patterns of the fish. The townspeople rely on fish for sustenance, as the sea is their only source that produces enough food for everybody. There were changes, however, in the water that made it too briny for fish to live.

The story begins when protagonist Pat dreams about a fish that leaves the harbor because it was choking on salt. Pat’s dream throughout the play provide a sense of foreboding and dramatic irony as the one person in the play who no one listens to knows the cause of the town’s problems.

The story also follows a group of three girls: Anya, Mary and Evie. They feel as though they don’t belong in this town of like-minded people. Their ultimate goal is to escape the small town and find a place where people are allowed to think differently.

At the end of the play there is “the storm of the century,” during which the girls get trapped in a cave near a cliff that leads to the sea. There, they have their final transformation, turning into birds and flying

far away from the town they were so eager to escape.

Amy Ward, the actor who plays Thomas and Mary, said, “It’s about the transformation and knowing there’s something more out there.”

Beneath these plotlines of a town slowly starving and girls changing into birds, there is a theme of climate change and human impact on the environment.

According to Lydya Felix, the actor who plays Simon, the play was meant to open the audience’s eyes about the world around them and encourage them to have “empathy for the environment and the animals, because we don’t know their story unless you have dreams like Pat.”

Krause made a play that kept the audience engaged with the story, with plenty of plot twists to keep it interesting while imparting subtle hints about the environment and how humans hurt the world around them for personal gain.

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Arts & Culture Editor KIYANNA NOEL/Cardinal Points Dr. Kelly Theisen introducing her presentation on six “Trailblazing Women in STEM” throughought history that haven’t always been acknowledged.
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Plattsburgh welcomes House of Divinity

The House of Divinity has been catching the attention of the campus. The new modeling club just wrapped up its most recent show in which it showcased new clothing designs from various designers from around the school. Justice Hall, a senior majoring in broadcast journalism, created the club this past fall.

The club represents “inspiring beauty across all platforms” as well as encouraging all students to be comfortable in their own skin.

“I really wanted to create a club where people could come and be free to express themselves,” Hall said.

The club is about showing the beauty in everyone and giving them a space to showcase that. “We want to build a modeling club that sets the trends here on campus as well.”

Alumna Kevina Burgess, came back for African Unity’s Mystic Night to help students perfect their walk and give them the

extra confidence they need on stage. With their “no one gets rejected” policy, students are likely to join the club and be open to constructive criticism.

Senior Michael Johnson, majoring in broadcast journalism, is the creator of Malosi and had his clothes used for some of the models where he revealed his latest line.

“The club helped me get my brand more out there by having their models wear my clothes,” Johnson said. “It was an unforgettable experience.”

Johnson launched his brand in 2020 and since then has put together numerous lines. “It was great to get this exposure at the event because it was such a big production. The turnout couldn’t have been better for not just me but everyone else who used the platform for their brand.”

Burgess has played a big part in the creation of the club. After graduating last fall with her bachelors in social work, she returned to help organize the first event and also walked the runway.

“I came back because I love

modeling, I’ve been doing it since I was a kid. So to be able to help put all this together and be a part of it is truly a blessing.” Burgess isn’t new to the modeling world as she has been doing shows since she was in high school and continues to model when given the opportunity.

The club consists of more than 20 models as well as 10 people who are on the e-board. With the club now in full effect, Hall plans on bringing it to new heights.

“We want to expand into a bigger club and travel to other schools and perform with them,” Hall said. To get the club to that level will take some time however, with the success from their most recent show “Mystic Night,” it doesn’t seem out of reach.

The club has two more events lined up for this semester, an art gallery and another fashion show. For anyone interested in becoming a model for House of Divinity email Hall at nhall011@

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The women mentioned were mathematicians Ada Lovelace and Katherine Johnson, physicist Angela Clayton, meteorologist Anna Mani, ecologist Rachel Carson, computer scientist Grace Hopper, paleontologist Dawn E. Peterson, astronomer Vera Rubin, aerospace engineer Mary Golda Ross, entomologist Maria Sibylla Merrian, engineer Mary Jackson, chemist Mildred Dresshaus, embryologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, mycologist Gloria Lim and geneticist Barbara McClintock.

Theisen ended her presentation with nine book recommendations about powerful women in STEM.

Sunasee then continued his presentation and explained an experience he had at Pittcon Conference and Exposition and how he rarely saw any women listed in their hall of fame. In the “never-ending hallway,” there were two women photographed, only using the equipment of the scientist.

Sunasee followed after her presentation to discuss four present women in STEM careers.

The first woman mentioned was Tu Youyou who is a pharmaceutical chemist. Youyou discovered a traditional cure

for malaria and saved millions of lives in South China, Southeast Asia, Africa and South America. She was the first female citizen of the People’s Republic of China to receive a Nobel Prize in any category.

Mae Jemison is an author, doctor, educator, engineer and a NASA Astronaut. Jemison was the first African-American female astronaut and the first African-American woman in space. Among these accomplishments she also served as a medical officer in the Peace Corps and a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Jemison inspired the following woman in STEM, Tiera Guinn Fletcher.

Before graduating from MIT with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, Guinn Fletcher landed her first job at the Space Launch System performing calculations used to understand strength and durability. She is currently a rocket structural engineer and is responsible for building an engine section for an 188,000-pound rocket.

Following Guinn Fletcher was Canadian Physicist Donna Strickland. Strickland won a Nobel Prize in Physics with Mourou and Ashkin in 2018 and is the third woman winner of the award in 55 years. Strickland developed a technique called Chirped Pulse Ampli-

fication that is used to target cancer and in corrective laser eye surgery.

At the end of his speech on Strickland, Sunasee wanted to shed light on two women in STEM on this campus that he works closely with, Professor of Biochemistry Dr. Karina Ckless and his wife Scientist and Research Councilor Dr. Usha Hemraz. After the presentation students and staff were encouraged to have refreshments and ask questions.

ARTS & CULTURE 10 ▪ Friday, March 24, 2023 ▪ Arts & Culture Editor Kiyanna Noel
KIYANNA NOEL/Cardinal Points Dr. Rajesh Sunasee explaining the Hall of Fame of scientists at the Pittcon Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia. Photo provided by Malosi Apparel House of Divinity models posing with Malosi Apparel CEO Michael Johnson at the Mystic Night fashion show. Staff Writer KIYANNA NOEL/Cardinal Points
Kevina Burgess and Monty modeling the brand “Save Yourself.”


ALL WEEK: Conscientious Collectors exhibition - Myers Fine Arts Building

Origins: The Evolution of an Artist and His Craft exhibition - Rockwell Kent Gallery, Feinberg


MetaMusic Chamber Music Concert

Krinovitz Recital Hall


Daniel Gordon, Marilyn Reynolds and Rose Chancler will be performing a free concert.

Group Exercise:

-30MinSpin with Kristina

-Traditional Yoga with Saanvi

-15MinMeditation with Saanvi

Algonquin Hall

6 - 7:45 p.m.

All group exercise classes will be held in Algonquin Hall. Please bring water; clean and sanitize any equipment prior to and after use. Cleaner and sanitizer will be provided. Registration required for all group exercise classes. To register, visit:


Group Exercise events:

-Bootcamp with Connie

-HIIT/Core with Lauren

-30MinSpin with Jasmine

-Hardbody with Grace

-Zumba with Kaylynn

Algonquin Hall

noon - 8:45 p.m.

All group exercise classes will be held in Algonquin Hall. Please bring water; clean and sanitize any equipment prior to and after use. Cleaner and sanitizer will be provided. Registration required for all group exercise classes. To register, visit:


Group Exercise events:

-30MinSpin with Nina

-Yoga with Sylvie

-Cross Cycle with Connie

Algonquin Hall

noon - 7:45 p.m.

All group exercise classes will be held in Algonquin Hall. Please bring water; clean and sanitize any equipment prior to and after use. Cleaner and sanitizer will be provided. Registration required for all group exercise classes. To register, visit:


Group Exercise events:

-Kickboxing with Jillian

-Yoga with Nicole

-30MinSpin with Dimitra

-Hardbody with Connie

-Zumba with Kaylynn

Algonquin Hall

noon - 8:45 p.m.

All group exercise classes will be held in Algonquin Hall. Please bring water; clean and sanitize any equipment prior to and after use. Cleaner and sanitizer will be provided. Registration required for all group exercise classes. To register, visit:

Career: Mayo Clinic-Careers in Nursing


From 3:30-4:30 p.m.

This virtual event is about careers in nursing. For more information, visit events/index.html


Group Exercise events:

-Yoga with Shawna

Algonquin Hall

noon - 7:45 p.m.

All group exercise classes will be held in Algonquin Hall. Please bring water; clean and sanitize any equipment prior to and after use. Cleaner and sanitizer will be provided. Registration required for all group exercise classes. To register, visit:

Conversation on Canada


Dr. Frederick Gordon will host an online discussion from noon to 12:45 p.m. To register, visit:


Neuro Pride Space

Relaford Room ground level Macomb 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Take a break from the neuro-typical world in a space made by neurodivergent students for neurodivergent students.

Panel of Community Activists

Alumni Conference Room in the ACC. 11-11:50 a.m.

This free event allows people of the public to sit in on a discussion recognizing Transgender Visibility Day.

Trans Voice Training Talk

Reading Room in Feinberg Library


Dr. Michael Morgan will host a series of events to discuss communication disorders.

More information can be found on the SUNY Plattburgh Calendar of Events. To have an event featured, email


December 22 - January 19

The Six of Wands card represents trust. Acknowledge that the trust in yourself is greater than the trust others have in you. Do what is best for you responsibly.


April 20 - May 20

The Time-Space card represents understanding how your past and present coincide. Allow your knowledge of where you came from to shape your current views and create a healthy future


August 23 - September 22

The Fortune card represents being resourceful and courageous. Continue being a risk-taker because big rewards may be coming your way.

AQUARIUS January 20 - February 18

The Hermit card in reverse represents becoming detaching. This solitude may show you things about yourself. Loneliness can remind you why you are isolated in the first place.


May 21 - June 20

The Ace of Crystals card represents understanding. Something has now been clarified for you, there should be no more confusion.


September 23 - October 22

The Sage of Wands card represents having an awakening. Share what you know with those around you.


February 19 - March 20

The Woman of Worlds card represents being secure in yourself. Continue to be nurturing and handling your situations with grace.


June 21 - July 22

The Nine of Worlds card represents accepting your rewards and accomplishments. Don’t sell yourself short, you worked hard for all you have achieved.


October 23 - November 21

The Child of Cups card represents having a balance in your emotions. Acknowledge these feelings and remember they are what remind you of your humanity.


March 21 - April 19

The Universe card represents centering yourself and realizing that life is an ever-growing process. Keep yourself grounded and allow yourself to go after your goals.


July 23 - August 22

The Man of Wands card represents having to take on different personas. Try to remind yourself of who you are without the mask.


November 22 - December 21

The Six of Crystals card represents overthinking and overanalyzing. Take things at face-value and realize not everything has a deeper meaning.

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This Week in Photos: Zumba

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BELOW: Fuerza pose with closed fists with those who showed up for Zumba March 22. ABOVE: Ivonne Diaz showing off her Zumba moves. RIGHT: Students in the H.U.B. starting the warm-up Zumba activity. BELOW: Angel Mercedes following in the instructors footsteps.