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OCTOBER 24, 2013
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Clarion University holds annual “Reading for the Cure” Anastasia Bates STAFF WRITER
CLARION, Pa. - The annual “Reading for the Cure” event was held in Moore Hall on Friday Oct. 18, and has raised $4,000 so far. The event, sponsored by Clarion University’s English Club and Clarion’s Reading for the Cure saw profits go to Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure; here donations will help fund breast cancer research and educational programs. Students from different majors read in aid of the charity. Some were poems written by the readers while others were recitals from famous poets. Kevin Stemmler, faculty sponsor and a reader for the night, spoke about his mother in his reading, while other people’s inspirations came from something as simple as a sunrise. Therese Holzapfel explained, “I was looking out of my dorm window and I saw a sunrise, and I thought what’s more beautiful?” Aside from the readers, the event consisted of a quilt auction raffle, and the event began with singing from Phi Mu Alpha. The quilt has been a part of the event for the past 17 years and was donated and made by Sally Byers of Countryside Crafts and
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Clarion’s English club raffles off T-shirts and other items at Reading for the Cure in Moore Hall. Quilts in Knox. “Clarion is the only university that has hosted this type of event and the only school that has been dedicated to this cause for such a long period of time,” Stemmler said. “For the past 16 years straight, we have been the only student event to be listed on the back of 30,000 Pittsburgh Race for the Cure T-shirts as official sponsors of that event, all thanks to the money we have raised each year. Clarion Uni-
versity students are the best individuals that anyone could ever hope to work with.” When asked about his departure from this event, he said, “I will still be helping with the Reading for the Cure next fall; however, with the shift to making the event an official Recognized Student Organization on Clarion’s campus, I expect my role may change.” “This year was special for all of us, though, since one of our original mem-
bers is currently battling breast cancer.” David Lutz was also one of the readers. He said, “It is such a great cause to combine literature and poetry with finding a cure for breast cancer. I have been here before in the past. I am an alumni member of Clarion. Dr. Stemmler was one of my former professors. It feels great to be back on campus. I actually feel like I am old enough to say the campus is all built up now.”
Linda DeVos from Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure said in her opening speech, “I just want to say that while we added four counties we have a 34-county service area in central and western Pennsylvania. The other stuff still remains the same; 75 percent of the donations stay in the 34-county service areas.” “We know that early protection does save lives. I am a 21-year survivor,” DeVos said. “I found out about this event five
years ago when I started when I started working [for Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure], and it really does speak to everything I love.” Rebecca Greenman from the English Club said, “Unlike a lot of people here, I have never had a family member with breast cancer, but that doesn’t mean make me feel like it was any less of an important issue. I know that to a lot of people this is something that is close to their hearts, and I think it’s beautiful to see a lot of people come together for this event, and I am so glad to be a part of it.” Maggie Ditmore, a sophomore Psychology major in the audience said, “It mixes all the best things today; it’s helping people raise awareness about an issue and literature all in the same night.” “There’s no reason not to go, why wouldn’t you? What’s more important than celebrating peoples struggles and overcoming of them all through the creative arts,” Dittmore said. “It’s like an open mic night on steroids. It’s everything I love about open mic night that we have, but for something so awesome as finding a cure. It puts our passion and our love from speaking and literature toward something that we normally would just use for our own benefit we use for the benefit of others.”
Department develops new mentor program Emily Miller NEWS EDITOR
CLARION, Pa. - The department of communication at Clarion University is creating a mentor program for its students. The chair of the department, Myrna Kuehn, wanted to start the program to help new students discover what the department has to offer with help from upper-classmen. New students, traditional first-year freshmen as well as transfers, will be paired with upper level communication majors for the
mentoring program. Kuehn wants the program to “help upper level students get practical application of communication skills they are learning in their program of study.” “This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain experience practicing key communication skills important in every workplace,” she said. The program is being launched as a leadership project lead by senior Halee Kephart as part of her coursework in her leadership communication class. “The opportunity for
me to lead this program came up, and I knew I wanted to do it,” Kephart said. “The program will benefit students in many ways. It will be a great social experience to get to know students, faculty and staff within the department. The program will also provide new students with experience in the field from the beginning of their career as a student in the department of communication.” Kephart added, “My hopes for the program is that it will increase the number of students who remain commu-
nication majors after their freshman year, and also that it will give our students hands on experience through student media organizations their first year in the department that will greatly increase their knowledge of the field, making them efficient communication professionals once they graduate.” According to Kuehn, the mentor program has goals of generating more participation in student media organizations and student professional associations, providing clear
guidance and directions in meeting program “benchmarks” as a communication major and to provide a friendly and supportive introduction for new students to college life. A pilot of the program will be launched in spring 2014, with the full program being introduced into the department in fall 2014. A notice will be going out in November for rising junior and senior communication majors to apply as mentors. For the spring, an estimated 50 students will be participating in
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the program, the number depending on how many mentors volunteer and how many new students come into the department. There will be an application form for students to fill out as well as an interview. Students wishing to participate in the program will have to complete training and follow program guidelines to be a mentor. For more information on the communication department’s mentoring program, or how to become a mentor, contact Kephart at h.d.kephart@ eagle.clarion.edu.
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Clarion sorority saves lids for lives Taylor Shea STAFF WRITER
CLARION, Pa. - Zeta Tau Alpha has been collecting Yoplait yogurt pink lids at various locations throughout campus to raise money for breast cancer. Stephanie Warner, the sorority’s president said, “Zeta Tau Alpha’s philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness, which is why we have partnered with the Susan G. Komen foundation and Yoplait to raise awareness, as well as funds to donate to furthering research efforts in developing a cure for breast cancer.” For each yogurt lid collected, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to the Susan G. Komen foundation, and if the lid is donated through Zeta, Yoplait will donate an additional five cents per lid to the sorority. “Our goal is to raise $2,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness. ZTA has been partnered with the Susan G. Komen foundation for numerous years
now, and this particular event is no new tradition to the sorority. Members of the Zeta sorority are also involved in raising breast cancer awareness by participating in local events, passing out pink ribbons and self-exam informative pamphlets as well as painting the apple to spread awareness and volunteering at the cancer hospital,” Warner said. Kate Shields, the sorority’s secretary, said, “[The Zeta’s] have also partnered with Lifetime magazine, the NFL and Self magazine. Other Breast Cancer Awareness events held by the Zeta’s are: the Zumba-thon, tagging outside of local businesses, a “memory chain” table to honor those afflicted with or lost to breast cancer, a raffle, conference, and a fashion show. Last year’s fashion show raised more than $10,000.” Some of the goals of the sorority include achieving the optimum membership total, to continue holding the highest GPA total amongst Clarion sororities and communicate with the
Clarion community.” ZTA was founded on Oct. 15, 1898 in Farmville, Va., at what is now known as Longwood University. There are now 225,000 members and 162 active collegiate chapters nationwide. ZTA’s mission statement is, “To make a difference in the lives of our members by developing the potential of each individual through innovative programming, which emphasizes leadership development, service to others, academic achievement and continued personal growth for women, with a commitment to friendship and the future based on the sisterhood, values and traditions of the past,” according to the sorority’s official website. Lids are being collected at various locations including the SeifertMooney Center for Advancement, by the indoor entryway into Gemmell and at Total Body Tanning in downtown Clarion. ZTA will be collecting lids until Dec. 1.
Photos from Relay for Life Club’s Big Pink Event
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Members of the Relay for Life club (from left to right) Katie Aughenbaugh, Sarah Strickengloss and Ariel Ware helped with the event (top photo). Students showed their support for breast cancer by making bras (bottom photo).
Bookstore issues discussed Emily Miller NEWS EDITOR
Clarion student senate adviser Shelly Wilson presented at the Oct. 21 meeting a report on discussions that the faculty senate had addressing concerns with the on-campus bookstore. Shane Zaleski attended the meeting to discuss concerns that Clarion faculty had with Neebo, the company that is under a new contract with the bookstore. “It was a good meeting,” Wilson said. “I think everybody went away from it with a better understanding of how the faculty and the bookstore need to communicate better together.” New merchandise is arriving daily for the
bookstore at Clarion and Venango, increasing the amount of merchandise available for purchase. A plan of action has been developed to take care of remaining concerns regarding the bookstore. Actions include increasing merchandise, website improvement and a merchandise vehicle. The merchandise vehicle would be available at major sporting events as well as any other major events on campus. The vehicle being utilized is a 36-foot truck that is already on campus. An additional concern with the bookstore is making the textbook purchasing process smoother for students, making sure textbooks are in place when the students are coming in
for purchase. One of Neebo’s features is price match policy, which was a success during the fall semester with more than 200 price matches done in the store, leading to a shortage of books. The book buyer this semester based her ordering numbers on the previous semester’s figures, and will be trained by a representative from Cleveland State University in determining the number of books to order for students. “We are still addressing concerns,” Wilson said. “Things are not where we want the to be, but they are heading in the right direction.” Student senate meetings are held every Monday at 7:30 p.m. in 246 Gemmell.
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What Drae thinks: Steelers playoffs-bound
Victoria Mikita STAFF WRITER
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After starting the season with a disappointing record of 0-4, the Pittsburgh Steelers have won two straight games, giving their fans something to hope for. After losing the first four games of the season, there were not many positive things being said about the black and gold. Experts were saying that the defense was old and slow, that Ben Roethlisberger had lost his step and that head coach Mike Tomlin may have lost the team. Entering the 2013 NFL season, there were already concerning questions about the Steelers that consisted of unproven players who were going to play pivotal roles. Safeties Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark are both over age 30 and aren’t getting any faster. The defensive linemen and former first-round draft picks, Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward, had yet to show any promise. Linebacker Lamar Woodley was coming off a down year, recording only four sacks in 2012. Tight-end Heath Miller was recov-
ering from a torn ACL injury, and the Steelers lost key players in free agency, including wide receiver Mike Wallace and cornerback Keenan Lewis. Rookie running back Le’Veon Bell was expected start but was injured for the first three weeks, and even when healthy he was an unproven player. Then, in the season opener, Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey tore his ACL and was out for the season. Most teams would have just thrown in the towel after going through so much turmoil and losing the first four games while falling into last place in their division. However, these are the Pittsburgh Steelers. Six-time world champions, they are a rich and prideful organization that will not stop fighting and will always compete. This team will make the playoffs and will for several reasons. After beating the Ravens this past Sunday 19-16, and improving their record to 2-4, they’re only one game behind the Browns and Ravens, who are both 3-4. The Bengals are the only team in the division with a winning record at 5-2. Le’Veon Bell looks like a great running back after rushing 91 yards against the Ravens and has shown great vision as well as being a patient runner. The offensive line, who has given up 21 sacks so far, have been play-
ing a lot better while opening up rushing lanes, as the running attack has jumped to number 27 in league after being ranked 31st for the first four weeks. Antonio Brown is having an All-Pro year as the 11th leading receiver in the league, Ben hasn’t turn the ball over in the last two weeks, and the defense has only gave up one touchdown over the last two games. So there is good reason for fans to be optimistic about this season. Yes, the defense must start forcing more turnover, only recording two on the season. They must record more sacks, having only sacked the quarterback eight times this season, and the offense must start scoring more points, especially with the Patriots and Packers coming up on their schedule. But, after gaining some momentum and winning two consecutive games, I believe they will. The Steelers have always done exceptionally well when they were doubted or were not expected to succeed, and the last two Super Bowl winning teams the Giants and Ravens didn’t have great regular seasons having records of 9-7 and 10-6, so the Steelers do not have to win out to make the playoffs. So this a guarantee by me that the Steelers will make the playoffs. And remember, it’s all about who is hot in December and January.
The recent suicide of a 12-year-old girl from Florida has sadly not surprised me, as many events in the world today do not. Using Facebook, the girl’s ex-friends bullied her to the point of jumping from a tower. Events like this happen entirely too often, but who is really to blame at the heart of situations like these? Certainly 12- and 14-year-olds are conscious of their actions, but someone needs to be monitoring the technology and sites that kids and young teens are using. It is a parent’s job to guide the children they bring into the world to make the right choices and
to do what is ethical. In allowing them to use the internet and providing them with cell phones, they are trusting that their children will use these privileges in an appropriate way. Sadly, this does not always happen. Kids and young teens are given technology at a much younger age than our generation was, and it is starting to backfire. I do not believe that most kids and young teens know how to use technology in an appropriate way. They start to feel indestructible and cool when they are behind a cell phone or computer screen, and can get away with saying things that they would never get away with in front of their teachers and other adults. Although parents provide the means of technology, they are not always monitoring how it is being used. Parents should have access to their kid’s social networking accounts, if any, as well as their text messages. Kids and even young teens are still impressionable, and will do and say things
that hurt their peers, even having been brought up the right way. In the case of Rebecca Sedwick from Florida, the bully’s parents are taking no responsibility for their children’s actions. This does not seem right, considering parents are responsible for their child’s actions until they reach adulthood. Cyberbullying is as serious of a matter as any other legal crime, but it seems that it is often overlooked. I cannot seem to comprehend where parents get off with the thought that if they do not know about what their child is doing online, it is not their responsibility. A 12-year-old should not be tortured to the point of killing herself because of what peers are posting online. With simple monitoring and awareness of what is going on in the world of social media, many lives could be saved. Kids and young teens need extra guidance, and cyberbullying is not an area where guidance should be neglected.
Music acts as universal medicine
Mike Friend STAFF WRITER
In my time in college I’ve written quite a few papers and articles for class and various media outlets. Whether it was a 15-page paper on the meaning of the lyrics of a Jimi Hendrix song, or trying to squeeze an hour-long meeting into a 30-second news bite, there’s one thing that me through all of it - music. Even as I was writing this column I was bouncing back and forth between a shuffle of Pandora channels and a personal mix of The Fratellis I have on my computer. I’m sure there have been psychological, sociological and anthropological studies done on the effects of music on the human brain,
but to me that doesn’t matter. In the age of iPods and internet music streaming, millions of songs are accessible almost instantly. For me, that is a huge bonus, because I like to keep a wide range of musical interest. A benefit of music is that in addition to breaking the silence or disrupting the commotion in a pleasant way, music is always a click or press of a button away as well. Music serves a variety of purposes, and people use it differently depending on the situation. Some use it as motivation or “pump up” music as they are exercising, others use it as a getaway from the trials and tribulations of the grind of everyday life. For me, nothing helps me focus and get something written more than a select collection of Billy Joel. Music has even had profound implications on history, as mass murderer and leader of the Manson Family Charles Manson claimed that by playing the Beatles song “Helter Skel-
ter” backwards, he was given instructions for the murders he and his followers committed. I’m not trying to imply that music leads everyone down a road to becoming a sociopathic killer, but music speaks to people in ways that are sometimes beyond comprehension. Some songs are cheesy and mind-rotting, but there aren’t many people of this generation that don’t have some knee-jerk response when they hear “The Fox” by Ylvis. Other songs have deep meanings and bring back powerful memories to people when they hear it. It doesn’t matter what happens in this world; governments will shut down, countries will continue to fight, but music will always be there to convey a message as long as there is someone to listen to it. Music can tear people apart and bring them together. It can also calm a person down after a hectic day, making it one of the best medicines around.
Lessons learned via gov. shutdown
Matt Knoedler STAFF WRITER
For more than three weeks, we watched lawmakers in Washington squabble over what can be done to fix a problem they created. We saw them lift the debt ceiling to a point that some people can’t even fathom. And the worst part: These are short-term solutions. That means we’ll likely see all of this again in January for the government shutdown and February for the debt ceiling. So what lessons did we (and hopefully Washington) learn from the most recent battle? Expect this to happen again. The debt ceiling
has been raised 74 times since March 1962, with five of those times coming under the Barack Obama administration. What that means for the American people is that we should expect more raises to come. Even among a divided Congress, the battle to raise the proverbial ceiling will continue to be fought, and the victor will be the party that aims to raise it. (In this case, it’s the Democrats.) Sure, staunch Republicans in both Congressional chambers will fight to lower the debt ceiling, but we saw how unsuccessful that was this time. I can’t imagine they’ll use all of the same tactics again. Republicans will dig in deeper. If you think Ted Cruz’s days giving marathon speeches protesting the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) are over, think again. The Republican senator from Texas made it well
known on the talk show circuit last week and throughout the weekend that he will fight to repeal Obamacare because he believes it is costing people jobs and is bad for the economy. Even though the shutdown, which was prompted by 80 GOP House members protesting the ACA, cost the national economy $24 billion, Republicans will continue to dig in their heels and do their best to repeal this law. Democrats continue to have the upper hand. While people think the Democrats aren’t negotiating, politically speaking, they don’t have to. The numbers are in their favor. While it’s not right to play financial chicken with the federal government, who’s going to tell them they can’t? No one. Simple mathematics show the Democrats with a strong advantage that won’t go away until at least the midterms.
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October 24, 2013
Black Student Union hosts “Fear Factor” competition Kasie Sansonetti STAFF WRITER
The Black Student Union hosted an event called “Fear Factor” the evening of Friday, Oct. 18 in the Gemmell Student Complex. Based on the television show, several competitions took place testing contestants’ patience, taste buds and fear. The final three would take home cash prizes of various amounts. Jared Davis, a junior at Clarion University and a member of BSU, described the set of victories needed to designate the champion of the event. “As a part of EFSN, we hope to give fun and different events for students to take part in when they are in need of something to do, and this was a good way to appeal to everyone’s interest,” he said. First, “Take a Shot for Me” consisted of each team on opposite sides of an elongated table drinking shots of baby food and completing a constructed color pattern. This pattern was displayed on a sheet of paper, and as each
team drank the shots of baby food, they placed the matching colors into the same pattern as shown. Once the teams completed the challenge, two players from the losing team were eliminated. The next event, “Bob for Aliens,” forced students to dive face first into a bucket of slime in search of bags filled with alien action figures. The students who managed to collect the aliens were allowed to move on to the next round. Then, the participants who were left took part in “With the Cupcake.” In this competition, the students had to blindly taste three different flavored cupcakes and then guess what each consisted of. The ones who correctly placed the ingredients advanced. At the end of this, three contestants remained, and they were told to search for keys in the final event called “Pebble Slime.” In another bucket filled with slime and pebbles, keys were carefully hidden. Each key unlocked certain tin cases, which students discovered contained different cash prizes. The first place winner re-
ceived $100, second place won $50, and third place received $25. Lailah Washington, a contestant in Fear Factor, won the 100 dollar prize last year. This year, she only won the 25 dollar amount, but expressed positive feelings about the event. “This was intense this year, but I had a good time, and I’m glad I came back to participate again,” she said. EFSN holds various events every weekend throughout the semester hoping to keep the interests of students on campus. Every Saturday night following the scheduled event, a film is also shown. On Oct. 25, CRU will be sponsoring the “Ice Cream Games” in the Gemmell Student Complex. Following that, on Oct. 26, Dr. Todd Pfannestial will be leading students on the annual Ghost Walk around campus. Later that night, “The Purge” will be shown as a part of the weekly movie night, allowing students to come and relax at the end of their week. All three of these events are scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. All students are welcome to attend.
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Students compete for cash prizes in the annual “Fear Factor” games.
Students donate blood with American Red Cross Katlyn Womer STAFF WRITER
In partnership with the American Red Cross, Clarion University hosted a blood drive on Monday Oct. 21. Like previous blood drives, students could schedule an ap-
pointment, while walkins were welcome as well. The blood drive was held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Gemmell MultiPurpose Room. Snacks and refreshments were provided by Chartwells and Pepsi, and the event was sponsored by the Interfraternity Council and
Panhellenic Council. According to the American Red Cross, 15 percent of all blood donors are high school or college students, and almost 20 percent of the millions of donations made each year come from high school and college blood drives. This is an important contribution considering that one pint of blood donated can save up to three lives. Every day, people die because they don’t have access to a blood transfusion. In the U.S., someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds. The American Red Cross says there’s a 97 percent chance that someone you know will need a blood transfusion in their lifetime. Volunteering to donate blood on campus is free and only takes about 20 minutes. Many college students report feeling a sense of well-being knowing that their contribution
can help saves lives. Clarion University Senior Erik Rhoten said, “At the end of the day, it feels good to know that I helped save
a life just by taking a few minutes out of my day.” Donating blood to the American Red Cross is a cause that saves millions
of lives each year. So keep a watch out for the next blood drive being held on campus, and volunteer to help others in need.
Clarion University hosts numerous blood drives each year.
Thursday, Oct. 24 6:45 p.m. Love Should Not Hurt! 8 p.m. Dream Catchers Craft Series
Monday, Oct. 28 5:15 p.m. Aerobics with Diane 6:30 p.m. Breast Cancer Awareness
Friday, Oct. 25 4 p.m. Allies T-shirt Tie-dye 8 p.m. Splash Into Awareness Party
Tuesday, Oct. 29 4 p.m. Costume Contest 5 p.m. Visiting Poet
Saturday, Oct. 26 2 p.m. Community Halloween Party 8 p.m. Clarion Ghost Lecture
Wednesday, Oct. 30 5 p.m. Pumpkin Decorating Contest 7:30 p.m. CU Ghost Experience
Sunday, Oct. 27 4 p.m. Swing Dance Lessons
For a full listing of campus events and club meetings, please refer to the master events calendar on the Clarion website at: http://schedule.clarion.edu
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October 24, 2013
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The VDay Project is one of many student organizations uniting to spread awareness about domestic violence.
Campus efforts raise domestic violence awareness Blayne Sheaffer
Clarion University’s VDay Project hosted a table on Wednesday Oct. 23 in Carlson Library to promote awareness of domestic violence by selling purple ribbons and baked goods. VDay Vice President Makayla Dusch said college is where the most domestic violence occurs. “It’s kind of a sad thing, but dating abuse, domes-
tic violence is a lot more common in college settings. But people really don’t know where to go. So we’re there for people to open up to,” Dusch said. VDay Project is an organization for equality among men, women and all races, in addition to being an anti-violence supporter. The organization also produces “The Vagina Monologues” each spring as well. “I don’t think that a lot of people know that we ex-
ist,” Dusch said of VDay Project. “We work with SAFE (Stop Abuse For Everyone) and PASSAGES (Prevention And Services for Sexual Assault through Guidance, Empowerment and Support), which are domestic abuse hotlines.” Dusch is a volunteer at PASSAGES in addition to participating in VDay Project. PASSAGES volunteers must complete 40 hours of training, said Dusch, after which they are qualified to answer calls on the domes-
tic abuse hotline, which is open 24 hours a day. “We get calls from hospitals, and I’ll go to the hospital and talk to [the victim],” Dusch said. Upon meeting those who have called the hotline, Dusch provides them information on where to seek help and how they can be protected. Domestic violence is more than physical harm, Dusch said. Emotional and psychological abuse is common as well, and equally so
Teacher of the Week: Naomi Bell O’Neil of Communication Joshlyn Lawhorn STAFF WRITER
Dr. Naomi Bell O’Neil is a Clarion University professor in the communication department. She describes her value of her career by saying, “This is a journey and I want to make use of everyday and do my dreams.” O’Neil was born in Punxsutawney, Pa., and moved to attend local Cranberry High School where she graduated when she had just turned 17 and met her future husband. After high school, O’Neil attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania for one year before leaving because college was not right for her at the time. O’Neil married her husband, Tom O’Neil, and had three daughters. When the youngest was in first grade, O’Neil returned to Clarion University and picked up her credits to finish with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. O’Neil then went to Slippery Rock University to get her master’s degree in counseling psychology. “I loved college, and the
difference of me from when I was 18 to when [I was] 31 was such a world of difference,” she said. “I embraced it and was motivated to get a 4.0 [grade point average] every semester, which I accomplished.” O’Neil’s first job was in Oil City at a technology center. She worked as a coordinator for a program called “Nude Choices.” “This program was a career development service for adults,” O’Neil said. “We helped people who needed to take steps to go back to school or start employment. They would go through six weeks of weekday trainings to test them from their skill sets, jobs to fit the personality, selfesteem building, funding and interviewing.” After being there for 10 years, O’Neil and her husband decided to pack up all their valuables and move to Tucson, Ariz. after all of her daughters’ marriages. O’Neil then began working toward her doctorate for one year at the University of Arizona, but following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, O’Neil and
her husband decided to move closer to their children in Columbus, Ohio, where she finished her doctorate program at Ohio State University. O’Neil said, “Ohio State treated me well, and the department understood that I had a psychology degree but wanted a communications degree because I radiated toward interpersonal communication, since I enjoyed social psychology so much. Once I got accepted into the communications program, I begin to embark on another journey and spent five years there finishing to get my Ph.D.” In the same month as her graduation, O’Neil was offered a job at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh to teach. She taught there for two years until her husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer. After flipping through Spectra magazine by chance, O’Neil saw an advertisement for an open position at Clarion University, but initially applied to work on the Venango campus. Myrna Kuehn then called O’Neil to offer a job
on the main campus due to her experience in teaching advertising classes at OSU. O’Neil and her husband then packed up to move to Franklin, and she started teaching at Clarion University’s main campus. O’Neil stressed that she wanted to go somewhere her ideas would be accepted. “I was able to bring my ideas and share my experience to enhance the department, like adding Integrated Communication, Public Relations and Advertising majors combined, as opposed to just coming and teaching,” she said. “I am a part of the General Education Council and the adviser for the Advertising Club.” O’Neil then later expressed how the energy and love of the student body gave her strength when her husband died. O’Neil said, “This journey has been a wonderful experience, and I’m happy to be here. Given my circumstances, I would not have been able to say that if I didn’t get my education and be with students because they have made me tougher and a better person.”
among men and women. Often emotional distress occurs with men concerned for the abuse women close to them have suffered. “Men are being affected emotionally. They’re worried about the woman in the relationship. It could be their daughter or someone close to them,” Dusch said. VDay Project’s goal is to provide a safe place to talk about abuse occurring and to explore options on what to do next. Dusch said most people
affected are afraid to go to the police for fear that the authorities won’t be able to provide help. “There’s somewhere on campus that they can go [for] help, rather than go to the cops and the cops not do anything about it,” Dusch said. “I think this is a safe place where they can go and get actual help with their feelings.” VDay Project holds meetings every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in room 207 of Harvey Hall.
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SHIRLEY SPROULE Alternative/folk/indie rock band The Avett Brothers is back with a bang with its eighth studio album “Magpie and the Dandelion,” which comes hard on the heels
MARISSA RIGATTI Everyone knows the feeling of going to the ice cream parlor on a hot
ANDI FULMER Indie darlings Best Coast are back with their new mini album “Fade Away.” Best Coast is most described as having a lo-fi, surf pop sound that this album does stay true to.
BLAYNE SHEAFFER “Love To Love You Donna” was a bust. Whoever’s in charge of selecting the loud club music to play in H&M, however, will have struck gold with the tribute remix album. Various disc jockeys pulled together some of Donna Summers’ greatest hits throughout her legacy as a disco diva and re-
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of the band’s last album “The Carpenter.” This album marks their third straight with producer Rick Rubin, and though some older Avett fans disagree with this partnership, they can’t deny that Rubin works well with the band and knows how to capitalize on its unique, imperfect sound. Album opener “Open Ended Life” is a promising frolic into everything lovable about The Avett Brothers’ sound; a get-your-blood-pumping rolling rock track accompanied with bluesy har-
monicas and lyrics that declare “pack a change of clothes and a pillow for the road” all set a youthful tone that “Magpie and the Dandelion” doesn’t disappoint. Unfortunately, the next two tracks (“Morning Song” and “Never Been Alive”), though being good songs in their own right and a nod back to The Avett Brothers’ musical roots, are too low tempo and don’t build momentum at all, killing the vibe that “Open Ended Life” started off with. To be fair, “Morning
Song” is one of my favorite songs on the album for its sad and wistfully romantic lyrics (“‘Cause even though I know there’s hope in every morning song/I have to find that melody alone”), it just doesn’t make sense at track two on the album. But once “Never Been Alive” transitions into “Another Is Waiting,” The Avett Brothers are right back into rocking, youthful wonder, and I am right back to being all about this album. “Another Is Waiting” was the album’s first
single, and for good reason. The song is one of The Avett Brothers’ most straightforward pop songs to date, but that doesn’t detract from the band’s usual sound. It’s short and sweet, with The Avett Brothers’ signature southern drawl vocals and is a perfect pop single. “Bring Your Love To Me” is another low tempo ballad, but this time it doesn’t detract from the momentum of the album, and feels natural. “Magpie and the Dandelion” is by no means The Avett Brothers’ best
work, that title being unanimously held by 2007’s “Emotionalism,” but it’s an enjoyable album from a band that knows exactly what it is good at producing. While The Avett Brothers do attempt to branch away from their niche of folksy indie rock into a heavier, grungy rock sound, this album makes it clear that The Avett Brothers excel at the sound they’ve been cultivating since 2002. It’s not a revolutionary album, but it is a comforting one.
summer day; craving that hot fudge, caramel cookie dough frozen treat. Now imagine arriving at that same ice cream parlor only to discover that they have sold out of your favorite summertime dessert and now are forcing the sale of plain frozen yogurt. Katy Perry’s “Prism” gives you this disappointing feeling. The girl-next-door of pop music has delivered an album full of girl pow-
er and feministic anthems along with a list of number ones. This doesn’t mean that “Prism” houses the best songs and melodies in pop music today; instead it is a testament to Perry’s star power. Her blend of sex appeal, fun, and artistic ability will undoubtedly launch multiple No. 1 hits from “Prism,” but not for musical differing. Lead single “Roar” sets the tone for “Prism,” how-
ever it’s the only tone. Few select songs like “International Smile” and “Double Rainbow” bring a brief moment of musical clarity to the album, but Perry reverts to her old ways. Producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin are known for making music magic, but their work on “Prism” leaves the listener bored. Although Perry delivers her normal goofy lyrical substance, her earthy pop melodies have
been worn out. The success of “Prism” lies with the artist herself. What makes her special is the fact that she does what feels natural, resulting in her listeners feeling comfortable. Perry doesn’t force her lyrics into melodies; she bleeds one into the other. She makes every lyric, every note and every song relatable to anyone of any age or gender. She can take her listener from “ Walk-
ing On Air,” an ‘80s pop theme, to a futuristic alien hip-hop inspired “Dark Horse” featuring Juicy J. Yes, “Prism” has its few sparks of musical genius, but ultimately it reverts back to the same old underdog, girl-donewrong-by-boy message. “Prism” feels more like Taylor Swift than Katy Perry. It’s not hot fudge, caramel cookie dough ice cream. It’s just plain frozen yogurt.
The album starts with “This Lonely Morning,” an upbeat number that introduces the listener to Bethany Cosentino’s bluesy, full-bodied voice. She sings of a lonely morning and longing (And I don’t know why I’m feeling this way all the time/you’re always on my mind/I can’t escape the world sometimes’) which acts as a nice juxtaposition with the up tempo music of the song. Next is “I Wanna Know,” a song whose guitar is reminiscent of the 1960’s. Its beautifully
harmonized chorus is best described as simply fun and really drives the song along. Following “I Wanna Know” is “Who Have I Become” wherein we see a bigger change from the previous two songs, musically. It has a slightly edgier, more polished sound and strays somewhat from the surf pop nature of the other two songs. Again, the chorus is the gem of the song. The music steps back and really becomes a vehicle for Consentino’s voice to come through.
“Fear of My Identity” is a sadder number, but still the tempo is upbeat and driven by a swinging guitar through the middle of the track as well as strong drumming that builds toward the end of the track as Consentino sings “My fear of my identity is standing right in front of me/I want to run but I can’t see/I wanted to be you but I know it’s me.” “Fade Away” and “Baby I’m Crying” are both slower tempo songs that, out of all the tracks, are the two that especially
run together. These are beautiful songs, certainly, but so similar that you almost miss the change from one to the next. “I Don’t Know How” wraps the mini-album up, and it too melds into the last two tracks, at least at first. It begins slowly with crooning vocals and somber lyrics then, about halfway through the song it fades out and comes back, fully up-tempo with a driving drumbeat and plucky guitar. This is an interesting song in the way it seamlessly changes from one sound
to the next while still somehow allowing for the lyrics to carry over. To me, this change up mid song makes this track the stand out of the album. Overall the album has a good, coherent sound that acts as a great vessel for Bethany Cosentino’s voice, which is the standout element. My biggest complaint is that though their sound is consistent throughout each track, it does create a sense of monotony, and it leaves the tracks running together rather than standing out individually.
mixed them into a mess. Summers’ songs were already dance-friendly, and to try to “modernize” them by Skrillex-ing them to death is simply an insult. This isn’t to say that all remixes are in poor taste (“Ignition (Remix)” is the only version of R. Kelly’s “Ignition” worth listening to), but Summers was not a choice candidate for this genre of music. The main reason this remix album fails to impress is due to the generic way all the songs are jumbled and put to a monotonous stomp that every other remix dubs. Summers’ originality and the flavor to her classics are stripped from the songs because of this.
Take “Bad Girls” for instance. A raucous, good-time song popular with many bachelorette parties because of its fun lyrics and ‘70s vibe, it’s timeless in that no amount of remixing and mashing can make it any better. It was already a game-changer, a scandalous romp, and putting laser sounds and screaming children in the background shouldn’t be legal when it comes to this kind of magical music. Summers doesn’t deserve a bunch of DJs putting “pew pew” sounds over her songs, she deserves a tribute album performed by actual singers who have been inspired by her career and want to pay homage.
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Director of photography gives lecture, shows film to students Emily Romig STAFF WRITER
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On Friday Oct. 18, Elias Acosta visited Michael Torres’s directing class at Clarion University. Acosta is a director, cinematographer, producer and writer in the film industry. He shared his background information with the class his, gave advice and answered questions that the class had. Before the class began, Michaela Williams, a sophomore at Clarion said that she wanted to learn “any and everything she can about the directing field.” Joe Bucci, a junior, was “excited that [Acosta] came in general.” “I love film and anyone in the industry I want to talk to,” said Bucci. Acosta and Torres have known each other for over 30 years, and before Acosta started speaking, Torres introduced him by saying “his level of expertise and attention for detail, coupled with his respect for human beings,
is unparalleled.” Acosta began by giving some background on his life. He was born in San Juan, Dominican Republic, and his interest in the film industry began when he was 12 years old. He was watching the one television that was in his village showing a beer commercial and thought to himself that commercials were something he wanted to do when he was older. In 1992, Acosta landed his first opportunity to do a commercial for Universal Studios. For 20 years after that, he spent his time working on making commercials. He is also credited with helping produce the first McDonalds commercial for the Dominican Republic. Other than commercials, Acosta is accredited with directing five films including “Refuge From the Storm,” which he wrote and produced. Some advice that Acosta gave was “for directing, writing is essential. Everything has to start on paper.” He also said, “You have to believe in what you have. Everything
starts with the question ‘what if?’” Toward the end of the class, Acosta showed clips that he had helped produce. He showed a film teaser for a movie he is working on called “El Lobo,” an upcoming comic franchise about the first Latino superhero. Production is expected to start in December. In closing, Acosta told the class “Don’t waste space in a movie. Everything is important.” Later that night, Acosta showed his faith-based independent film “Refuge From the Storm,” starring A-list actor Michael Madsen, in the Science and Technology Center auditorium. Acosta said it was based on a true story of a person he met in his travels who was dealing with trying to find her way in life through Christianity. The film won the Best Picture voted by the public award at the 2012 Santo Domingo International Film Festival. On Oct. 31, “Sanky Panky 2” will be released, which features Acosta as director of photography.
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Top: Elias Acosta explains the creative process of making a film in the Science and Technology Center auditorium. Bottom: Acosta lectures to a directing class in Becker Hall Studio B.
Robertson wins Mr. CU pageant John Burba STAFF WRITER
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Joseph Jackson auditions for the upcoming “Vagina Monologues” in Harvey Hall.
“Vagina Monologues” holds auditions for February event Marissa Dechant STAFF WRITER
“The Vagina Monologues” are coming back for another year at Clarion University. Abbey Delaney, a junior majoring in strategic communications, and Paige Shiring, a senior majoring in early childhood and library science, are co-directing this year’s production. Delaney performed in last year’s monologues, and Shiring was involved in the past two productions. The two may even take part in this year’s show as well. “I would like to [perform], I really would, depending on how many cast members we get. If there’s enough [people] to fill everything, then it’s going to go to them, but if not, I would happily, happily fill in,” Shiring said. Auditions for the monologues took place during the week of Oct. 14. As part of VDay, the monologues will take place from Feb. 21-23 in Hart Chapel. Created by Eve Ensler in 1996, “The Vagina Monologues” consist of true
stories, each performed by a different woman. The monologues’ topics range from sexual violence to positive personal experiences, and a new monologue is added every year to address an issue currently affecting women. This year marks the 14th annual performance of the monologues at Clarion University. This year’s production will include 12 set monologues. Additional monologues will be chosen by Delaney and Shiring and may include stories from any previous year. To keep the production fresh, the directors want to incorporate men in the monologues. Male monologues discuss male rape and the witnessing of sexual assault. “No rape is good rape. You shouldn’t be raped… it doesn’t matter whether you’re a girl or a guy, you can still be raped because something can be forced upon you,” Delaney said. Delaney hopes to involve a male Clarion University athletic team during the performance to create more interest. “Last year we didn’t
have a very good turnout, and I feel like we should have the whole audience filled,” Delaney said. Proceeds collected during “The Vagina Monologues” will benefit both PASSAGES, Inc. and the VDay project, a worldwide movement that demands the end of violence against women and girls. Other events taking place during Clarion’s VDay include an art show, movie screenings and a “Slutwalk” on Main Street. This year, the directors want to emphasize gender equality. “This is actually something that people should be interested in. It’s not just women trying to be brutal to men,” Delaney said. Shiring also hopes to educate the public. “I’m hoping for a production that will inform people as well as entertain them. Hopefully, people will be enlightened,” Shiring said. For more information about this year’s “The Vagina Monologues,” contact Delaney at A.K.Delaney@ eagle.clarion.edu or Shiring at P.M.Shiring@eagle. clarion.edu.
A handful of Clarion University’s most confident and talented men took the stage last Thursday for the annual Mr. CU Pageant. The pageant, hosted by Panhellenic Council, drew a full house consisting mostly of fraternity and sorority members from the university, ready to cheer on their favorites throughout the night. The contestants participated in a variety of events including an athletic wear competition, a talent section, a formal wear section and finally an interview section, where they could answer questions from the judges based on current world issues, personal success, motivations and personal qualities. One of the judges, Diana Brush, associate director for the Career Development Center at Clarion
University, is a certified judge for the Miss Pennsylvania Preliminary Pageants, and she shared her thoughts on what the judges look for in competitions similar to Mr. CU. “Other than the criteria of the competition, we are looking at their stage presence, their personality and their connection with the audience,” she said. The contestants spent the night drawing the audience in, and the audience gave back just as much. Along with the judges’ scores, the audience was asked to help participate in the voting process of crowning a Mr. CU by donating money into containers designated for each of the competitors, which would determine the popular vote, as well as the winner of the Mr. Popular award, with the proceeds going to the newly formed Spirit Scholarship. The audience showed a massive amount of
support, helping to raise more than $2,000 dollars for the new scholarship. After looking over the donations and a close decision by the judges, Sigma Phi Epsilon member Michael Robertson was crowned as 2013’s Mr. CU. Robertson, who said that his victory was “mind-boggling,” spoke highly of the enthusiastic crowd and their effect on his performance throughout the night. “It gave me energy, when I was kind of worried about going out there and performing. I knew my friends were out here cheering. I knew my brothers were here. That made me want to go out and perform harder and show these people I’ve got what it takes,” said Robertson. Brush also commended the audience, stating that the amount of money donated by the audience was a key sign of the event’s success.
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Contestant Josh Warren steps up for his Q&A session at the Mr. CU pageant. Winner Michael Robertson is to the right of him (in white), in the background.
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Golden Eagle Volleyball car ries hot streak into PSAC crossover James Ferguson STAFF WRITER
The Clarion University women’s volleyball team beat East Stroudsburg University and Cheyney University at Friday’s PSAC Crossover held at East Stroudsburg. Clarion beat East Stroudsburg and Cheyney both in three sets. Clarion was led by seniors Carlie Bieranowski and Emily Stewart in the win against East Stroudsburg as the two had 15 kills combined. Clarion then defeated Cheyney in a strong efforts from freshman Victoria Evans and sophomore Jocelyn Uchic. Together the two girls collected 25 kills in the three to nothing sweep of Cheyney University. The women’s team then defeated Kutztown and West Chester during their play at Saturday’s PSAC Crossover held at Kutztown University. In their first matchup, Clarion won in five sets against the Golden Bears of
Kutztown. Clarion was led in its game by Stewart, who had 21 kills and 10 digs. In the win against Kutztown, Bieranowski also had 16 kills and 15 digs to help the Golden Eagles prevail. “I am so proud of my team right now,” said Bieranowski. “I honestly have never felt so much energy flowing when we are out on the court working as a team. We played really well against Kutztown, and I feel like when we all play well together, nobody is going to stop us.” In Clarion’s next match, the team faced the West Chester Golden Rams, and won in three sets. The Golden Eagles were lead by senior Hannah Heeter, who had eight kills in the victory. “Those are the games you work hard for, the ones that you know your team can win in three sets,” said Heeter. “We work really hard to get where we are, and I am confident that we can only get better from here. I am grateful for the
team that I play for, and I couldn’t be more pleased with how my senior year is going. Everyone better keep their eyes on us, ‘cause we’re going to soar.” Other contributors to Clarion’s success at the Kutztown Crossover were junior, Laura Subject, freshman Kelly Shannon, sophomore Morgan Seybold and senior Corinne Manley. Subject had 76 total set assists during the Golden Eagles play Saturday, 54 of them she recorded against Kutztown. Shannon had eight kills against the Golden Bears, while Manley also had nine kills for Clarion. Seybold finished with 39 digs total during both games with 26 against Kutztown. Clarion also played Tuesday against No. 24 Wheeling Jesuit, in which Clarion lost in three sets, bringing their overall record to 23-2. Clarion returns to action this Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 pm as the team faces Edinboro University at Tippin Gymnasium.
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Clarion Volleyball will host Edinboro University on Oct. 26.
Women’s golf overcomes tough conditions; ties for seventh at PSAC Championships Brent Guffy STAFF WRITER
Clarion’s women’s golf team hit the links this past weekend in the PSAC championship that took place at Hershey Country Club. “I feel the team performed at expectations,” said women’s golf Head Coach Marie Gritzer. As a team, Clarion finished tied for seventh with Millersville University. Senior Alyssa Gerhert finished 29th shooting a 178, while junior Ashley Olivier and sophomore Larissa Roberts both shot a 180 to place them both at 31st.
“The temperatures were good for that time of year; however, we had to deal with some wind. Wind directions changed on Sunday and we had to adapt,” said Gritzer. She also added that she thought the course played harder than it had in previous years. “It was a great experience,” said Gerhert. She added that she thought she played well even though she had been in a slump. Gerhert shot an 87 on day one and a 91 on the day two at the PSAC Championship. “I feel like my team played respectably, and we enjoyed the experience immensely.”
Junior Ashley Olivier said the team would have liked to finish on a higher note but they are looking forward to a stronger spring season. “We will have an additional challenge as Gerhert graduates this winter. We will miss her contribution and friendship these past few years,” added Olivier. “I want to thank Coach Gritzer and Clarion University for the women’s golf program,” added Gerhert.” Gannon University won the PSAC Championship and California University came in second, while Kutztown University finished third.
Led by Angelone: Clarion Men’s golf ﬁnishes sixth in PSAC Championship Josh Wagner STAFF WRITER
The Clarion Golden Eagle men’s golf team competed in the PSAC Championship this past weekend. The team finished sixth of the eight teams at the tournament held at Hershey Links in Hershey. The PSAC Championship is an annual event consisting of the eight PSAC men’s golf teams, and the tournament was held this past Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20. The team placed sixth out of eight with a total score of 612 (36 over par). Finishing first in the
tournament was Millersville, with a score of 593, and in second was California Pa with a 595. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles with a score of 152 over two days was senior Alex Angelone who carded a 78 on Saturday and then an impressive 74 on Sunday. Angelone finished in 12th. Other top finishers included senior Mike Pope in 21st (154), junior Adam Harrington turned in a 155, and freshman Sean Edgar finished with a 155 as well. Junior Adam Harrington said about the course from the weekend “The course was very score able over
the weekend, so every team played well.” The PSAC Championship capped a good year for the Golden Eagles, who made lots of strides this year. Harrington said “This season showed a lot of potential for us as a team, but we’re going to have to play a little better in the spring to secure a spot in regionals.” The Golden Eagles’ fall season has officially concluded, but the spring season will begin next semester. The Golden Eagles will be looking to build off a solid fall season and carry the momentum into the start to the spring season.
FACE OFF Which team will win the 2014 NBA Finals? Matt Catrillo STAFF WRITER
Remember the night of that pep rally held by the Miami Heat with all of their monstrous acquisitions? Remember the famous “not one, not two, not three…” quote by LeBron James in reference to how many championships the Heat would win? Of course we do. Who wouldn’t? Once James said that, he placed a big monkey on his team’s back to win the NBA Finals immediately. After a distressing start to the season, the Heat did earn a trip to The Finals, but lost in six games to the Dallas Mavericks. And of course a lot more criticism came on the Heat, and James in particular. But the Heat was able to overcome all of it, getting back to The Finals, and this time winning it in five games against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The monkey was finally off the Heat’s back, and most notably, James. Oh and James was named Finals MVP. From that point on, the Heat has played loose, and has looked unstoppable ever since. They coasted their way through last season, winning 27 games in a row, and are back in the NBA Finals. This time the San Antonio Spurs gave them a battle, but Miami would prevail in a hard fought seven game series. Once again, James was named Finals MVP. The Heat are now riding high, just like they predicted. It may have taken a little while longer than anticipated for them to begin to conquer the NBA, but now they have won backto-back championships. James is at the top of his game, and is still looking to add more elements to his already illustrious game. Although James has played a big part in Miami’s success, the Heat also have had key role players the last two seasons, besides Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade. The big addition last off-season, as we all know, was Ray Allen, a former member of the big three in Boston that won the 2008 NBA Championship. Although he dealt with a number of injuries during the regular and postseason, he still continued to come through in the clutch, including that memorable threepoint shot in game six, sending it to overtime. Shane Battier also had his number of big shots during the Heat’s second straight championship run. He was huge in the Heat’s 2011 Championship run. Mario Chalmers also has been a clutch contributor, shooting 41 percent and averaging just about 10 points a game last postseason. Chris “Birdman” Anderson was also a big factor for the Heat last postseason in the post, averaging four rebounds, and a block in 15 minutes per game; while on the court,he was a solid contributor. The Miami Heat have its big three in LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade, along with other contributors that came up huge in the clutch. Even though Wade and Bosh dealt with some injuries and were even inconsistent at times, they still found a way to pull through. This upcoming season should be no different; in fact it might be even easier. The Heat is riding higher than ever, and at least through the last two seasons, no one’s been able to stop the team. Until somebody does, there’s no denying that the Heat can be the three time NBA Champs at the end of next season.
Trevon Gaines STAFF WRITER
It’s been a long summer, but the season is one week away and I know you all are ready for some NBA action. Going into the season I know a lot of people are already giving the Miami Heat the title, and it’s only October. I respect people’s opinion, especially if you’re going with the back to back champions with the greatest player in the world and arguably the greatest player this world has ever seen in Lebron James but my prediction isn’t for the 2012 and 2013 world champions. My prediction to win the 2014 NBA finals is the Chicago Bulls, even though the Bulls lost a few bench players from a season ago. They lost players like Nate Robinson, who helped out with scoring and Marco Belinelli who was a major threat from three point land. Belinelli shot almost 40 percent from the downtown last season, but you can basically say they upgraded to a better Belinelli by picking up Mike Dunlevy, who’s a better threat from downtown if he has the right supporting cast. By far the best news the Chicago Bulls have had in two seasons is that superstar Derrick Rose returned to the team this season and is already having a great return during the pre-season. Rose tore his ACL in the 2011-2012 season in the first round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers. Rose was set to return late last season but decided to sit out until this season because he wasn’t 100 percent confident in his knee. Now with Rose back in the line-up he adds points, assists and help on the already tough defense coached by Tom Thibodeau. He can also create his own shot and is one of the best finishers this league has ever seen. Rose has elevated his vertical five inches since the injury. His vertical was previously 37 inches, but is now 42 inches. Rose also had a 22 point game in 22 minutes this pre-season against the Detroit Pistons and he also had 32 points against the Indiana Pacers. Tom Thibodeau has a reputation for being a great defensive mind as a basketball coach and I know he’ll coach them tough like always, but now that Rose is returning, he can actually go back to the type of offense he wants to run because when your superstar player is missing, you miss out on certain things. Chicago finished fifth in the eastern conference last year finishing with a 4537 record. As previously stated, the Bulls always have a tough defense and last year they finished third in points allowed. It’s hard to score against the Bulls with Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah protecting the paint. They also finished in the top 10 in rebounds and assists per game. Where Rose will ameliorate the Bulls at is in scoring; they finished 28th last season in scoring. With Luol Deng on his wing, who averaged almost 17 points per game in Rose’s absence last season, I expect to see the Bulls to improve large this year in offense and in scoring. Rose is considered not only to be one of the best scorers in the league but also a top five player since he been drafted in 2008. Rose averaged 25 points and almost eight assists per game his MVP season, and as a career he is averaging 21 points per game, seven assists per game and almost four rebounds per game. If Rose returns to that level, expect to see the Bulls make a run this season.
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-Yeah, They Said It“I believe I can do whatever he can do... I think it’s just a pride thing when it come to football, just being on the field, it’s a mind set and having a mentality. I honestly believe when I’m there, I’ll be feeling like there’s nothing I can’t do. Whatever the coaches ask me to do, I’m going to do it.” Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant on his match up with Calvin Johnson this Sunday.
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Missed opportunities haunt Clarion in Milk Jug Game Eddie McDonald STAFF WRITER
The Clarion Golden Eagles football team suffered its fourth straight loss this past Saturday at the hands of No. 24 Slippery Rock University 34-13. The “Milk Jug” Game started in 2010 and Slippery Rock has won all four contests. At times like this, teams could start to unravel, but not Clarion. Junior All-American Julian Howsare thinks the team is fine as a unit. “I think everyone is on the same page and understands that we need to get back onto track real quick,” Howsare said. Slippery Rock (6-1, 3-1 PSAC West) struck first marching down the field 62 yards in five plays. Missed opportunities have hurt Clarion (3-4, 1-3 PSAC West) all season long, and that was the case against the No. 24 team in the country. Clarion had a chance to respond after the SRU touchdown as it drove from its own 35 to the SRU eight-yard line. After two rushes for one yard and an incomplete pass from redshirt freshman Darelle Carson to junior Jon Reid, freshman kicker Phil Esposito’s 24-yard field goal went wide left. Slippery Rock would take
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Clarion football will host Seton Hill University on Oct. 26. advantage of the Clarion missed opportunity, and it didn’t take long to do so. The Rock went 80 yards in four plays to take a 13-0 lead with 3:45 left in the first quarter. Clarion would once again
let an opportunity go by. Junior offensive lineman Ryan Barrick feels the team has good leaders despite the four-game losing streak. “It’s tough, but we have a good group of leaders that have kept the team from
giving up and packing it in,” Barrick said. Halfway through the second quarter Clarion drove from its own 19 down to the SRU 27. After not picking up the first down, Esposito was
called upon once again and the same result happened; wide left. Slippery Rock would add to its lead twice before Clarion found the end zone, and were up 27-0. The Golden Eagles finally
got on the board with 8:47 left in the third after senior Ren Yonker forced and recovered an SRU fumble at the SRU 22. Junior Bobby Thomas capped off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run on fourth and one. The next two SRU possessions resulted in interceptions from Howsare. The first one resulted in a turnover on downs, and the second one produced a touchdown, again from Thomas. SRU put things away on its next possession, taking a 34-13 lead, which would be the final. Howsare isn’t giving up on the season and has faith in his teammates. “I believe if we win out the rest of the season, it will set us up for a championship run next year,” Howsare said. Clarion’s next two games will be played at home on the Memorial Stadium turf. The Golden Eagles will welcome the Seton Hill University Griffins to Clarion on Saturday. Seton Hill ranks last in the PSAC West division with an 0-7 overall record and 0-4 in the PSAC. Kickoff will be Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. It will also be breast cancer awareness day at Memorial Stadium. The team will be selling items to raise money for the Cancer Center at Clarion Hospital.
Lack of offense troubles Clarion women’s soccer in two-game skid Tyler DeGiacomo STAFF WRITER
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Kayla Shull is the second Clarion athlete to be a finalist for this award.
Clarion Swimmer one of nine finalists for “NCAA Women of the Year” award Traesha Pritchard STAFF WRITER
Kayla Shull, Clarion University 2013 graduate and current grad student, who was a phenomenal student and athlete, has made history for Clarion University. Shull was in Indianapolis this past weekend as a nominee for the 2013 NCAA “Woman of the Year” Award. Shull was among eight other talented women who were named the nine finalist for this award. Back in 2007, Jamie Wolf, a seven-time NCAA Division II Champion Diver for the Golden Eagles, also made it to the top nine finalists, however did not win. Starting from 450 nominees from NCAA’s Divisions (I, II, & III), it was then narrowed down to the top 30. From the top 30 finalist, these female athletes were named the top nine finalists on Aug. 20. These finalists were selected in recognition of their
accomplishments in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. The nine finalists for the 2013 NCAA “Woman of the Year Award” were Elena Crosley (Bowdoin College – NCAA III); Elizabeth Duffy (Concordia – St. Paul – NCAA II); Karen Hatlen (Pacific Lutheran – NCAA III), Kelly Majam (Hawaii – Manoa – NCAA I); Alexandra Maseko (Seton Hall – NCAA I); Ifeatu Okafor (Texas Tech – NCAA I); Kayla Shull (Clarion – NCAA II); Bridgett Soares (LIU-Post – NCAA II) and Lya Swaner (East Texas Baptist – NCAA III). Shull, a 15-time NCAA D-II All-American swimmer had graduated in May with a 4.0 GPA in Speech Pathology and Audiology. “She always gave her best in everything that she did,” said head swimming coach Mark VanDyke. Shull was named the PSAC Champion Scholar (highest GPA at a PSAC Champion-
ship event) for the second straight year in 2013, and recently was named for the third straight year to the PSAC Academic top 10, Shull helped Clarion take second at the PSAC Championships a two-time NCAA Division II All-American this spring placing fifth in the 100 backstroke in a Clarionrecord time of 55.40, while also taking 16th in the 200 freestyle. It was her fourth consecutive PSAC title in the 100 backstroke. In June, she was named a Capital One First Team Academic All-All-American on the At-Large team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. “Kayla [Shull] is a very humble young lady who gives of herself on a daily basis,” said Associate Athletic Director Wendy Snodgrass. She believes in the joy of service to others while also striving for perfection in her academic endeavors.”
The Clarion University women’s soccer team fell to Indina University of Penssylvania 3-0 Saturday, Oct. 19 and lost to Mercyhurst Tuesday, Oct. 22 1-0 in double overtime. In the IUP game, Clarion gave up an early goal in the 14th minute on a redirected shot in front of junior goalkeeper, Laura Saussol. The Golden Eagles only managed four shots in the first half, but they were all quality scoring chances. In the 33rd minute, junior Casey Harsch put a corner kick solidly on the head of junior Mackenzie Stover, but the ball went
just outside the net. A few minutes later, Harsch missed Stover again on a crossing kick. IUP was able to capitalize and find the back of the net twice in the 77th and 82nd minutes in the second half. Saussol, who ended with nine saves, talked after the game about her teams’ performance. “I think we were worried about the speed of the other team… they had five players that were really quick…we could have helped ourselves by completing passes and moving the ball around the field.” On Tuesday night, Clarion fell to Mercyhurst one to nothing in double overtime. Clarion only managed
four shots in the match. The big story of the evening was that of redshirt freshman Cassaundra Soars’ return to the field after only playing four games last year before tearing her ACL. Soars only played 38 of the 102 minutes, but was able to get one of Clarion’s four shots on goal. “I think the big thing tonight was to get [her] back on the field. She showed us some energy and commitment and the fiery nature we have been missing,” said Coach Rob Eaton after the game on Soars’ return. The Golden Eagles return to action at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 as they travel to take on Gannon University.
Clarion swimming and diving star t out strong in Fall Classic Alex Henry STAFF WRITER
The Clarion men’s and women’s swimming team kicked off their season this past Saturday in the annual Clarion Fall Classic. The men’s team secured a 203-124 over Grove City College. Golden Eagle juniors Derek Nelson and Scott Harvey led the way in the each winning three events. Nelson won the 200 IM (2.06.05), the 100 breaststroke (1.00.27) and the 200 breaststroke (2.14.23). Meanwhile Harvey placed first in the 100 free, 200 free and 500 free with the respective times of (50.23, 1.49.73, 5.00.58). Sophomore James Robichaud also claimed two victories in the meet, taking the 100 butterfly
with a time of (55.41) and the 400 IM finishing in (4.32.37). Head Coach Mark VanDyke said, “The men did well for this early in the season.” VanDyke also pointed out the team “Needs to work harder to improve for the Akron meet in December.” VanDyke said freshman Matt Bair had a “Very good swim after joining the team late.” As for the women’s swimming team, they fell to Grove City College by a score of 187-145. Sophomore Emily Gysegem was fantastic, recording five individual victories in the meet along with two relay victories. Gysegem individually won the 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, 200 breaststroke, 400 IM and the 100 free.
Gysegem participated in the 200 medley relay victory (1.49.16) with teammates freshman Katie Querciagrossa and sophomores Kelsey Slayton and Anna McNurlen. Gysegem and McNurlen along with sophomore Tyler Ness and sophomores Emily Ondrizek won the 400 free relay with a time of 3.43.76. VanDyke said Gysegem had a “very special day.” As for the women’s team VanDyke said they were “missing competitors on the team, and it showed in the results.” VanDyke’s goal for each team is the same: “Win the PSAC Championship and rank top 10 in Division II.” The men’s and women’s team will swim again Nov. 2 at Carnegie Mellon University.