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Student organizations give back for holidays Alizah Thornton NEWS EDITOR
CLARION, Pa. - Students at Clarion University are choosing to spend time that could be devoted to studying to participate in service events that benefit their local community. Several Clarion University Recognized Student Organizations including Eagle Ambassadors, Students Honor Association, Psi Chi Club and People
Encouraging Awareness in Community Economics, sponsored community service events this past week. Students and their advisers from each organization conveyed the importance of their groups serving the community. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, Psi Chi Club, an honorary psychology fraternity, along with the Psychology department put on a soup benefit for Prevention and Services for Sexual
Assault through Guidance, Empowerment and Support, Inc. in Clarion. “We’ve been doing this soup benefit for several years now. Everything is donated by faculty, staff and students so any money we take in goes in directly to PASSAGES,” Psychology Department Secretary Diana Kunselman said. “For a $5 donation, you can get a bowl of soup, bread, cookie and a drink,” Kunselman said.
Psi Chi Club Adviser Jeanne Slattery said the benefit will help raise money for the organization, which helps individuals with past sexual assault experiences. “More importantly, it will increase the visibility that PASSAGES has among CUP students, faculty and staff,” Slattery said. The Clarion University Eagle Ambassadors worked with Chartwells to sponsor Donate-A-Meal , where
university students with meal plans could choose to give up one of their dinner meals or donate cash toward the drive. Chartwells cashes the value of meal plan, approximately $4.80, with the cash collected to purchase turkeys and canned goods that are then donated to Clarion County Community Action, Eagle Ambassador Adviser Holly Pipher said. “Donate-A-Meal is a
great and easy way for students to be philanthropic and show their support to the community,” Pipher said. The organization sponsors this drive once a semester to help local families who may not have a way to enjoy the holidays: one is conducted for Thanksgiving or Christmas, while another is during Easter. See Community page 3
Clarion faculty take strike authorization vote Alizah Thornton NEWS EDITOR
CLARION, Pa. - Faculty members from the 14 universities that make up the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education took a strike authorization vote this week, Clarion APSCUF President Jamie Phillips said. Phillips, who is a member of the negotiations committee that is made up for the chapter presidents from the 14 universities, said the committee is responsible to call a strike on behalf of the union. “The negotiations committee cannot call a strike though, until the membership authorizes it to do so,” Phillips said. The vote was held from Monday through Wednesday on all campuses. “If the vote is positive, which we will know by Friday, then the negotiations committee can call a strike at any time after
that point,” he said. On Clarion’s campus, 87 percent of the faculty voted. APSCUF has moved to a strike authorization vote after prolonged negotiations between the union and PASSHE. APSCUF faculty have been working without a contract sine June 2011, according to an article on PennLive. “There has been no recent progress in negotiations as the PASSHE is only willing to give us the same contract they gave every other union if we additionally agree to sell out our temporary faculty, sell out our retirees ... We will never agree to any of that,” Phillips said. A Nov. 9 press release issued by PASSHE stated that “PASSHE is committed to achieving a new collective bargaining agreement with APSCUF that is fair to everyone, especially to our students and their families
who currently provide nearly two-thirds of the revenue needed to operate the universities. It is essential PASSHE achieve cost savings in any new agreement, as it has in all of the agreements with all of its other labor unions.” Phillips said APSCUF is willing to accept a contract similar to the other unions. “We are not asking for anything other than basically the same contract every other union has already been given. This is a very meager contract with a compensation package that does not keep up with inflation, but we are willing to accept it simply because the other unions already have, and so that we can move on and focus on educating our students,” Phillips said. Negotiations between APSCUF and PASSHE are scheduled to continue on Dec. 11 in Philadelphia.
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William Buchanan, library science faculty member, takes a strike authorization vote for Clarion APSCUF.
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A speaker addresses Dr. Particia Kolenick’s ED 110 Foundations of Education for Middle and Secondary Students class.
University professor organizes local administrators to class Rachel Farkas STAFF WRITER
CLARION, Pa. - Patricia Kolencik, professor of education, goes the extra mile when teaching her introductory educa tion course to incoming education stud ent s. In ED 110 Foundations of Education for Middle and Secondary Students, Kolencik invites superintendents and principals from local school districts to speak to her class, giving them real world experience to supplement what they are learning from the text. These presentations “bring the words of the textbook alive,” Kolencik said. The speakers touched on topics being taught in the class, such as professionalism, teacher liability, ethics, inclusions/special education laws, state exams, classroom management, bullying issues, school funding and the hiring/interview process.
Kolencik said this supplemental learning is to give students a first-hand look at what is going on in the field to make them better prepare themselves for jobs in the future. “Students can get an administrator’s perspective on what’s going on in school districts at present and what administrators expect from teaching candidates,” Kolencik said. Maria Pappas, superintendent at Cranberry School District in Seneca Township, was the first speaker in the series and spoke to the class in Hart Chapel last Thursday. “Love what you do,” Pappas said to students. “If you don’t love it, you won’t be great at it.” Throughout her presentation, the third year superintendent reiterated the idea that teachers need to be passionate and need to be advocates for their own work. She gave students practical advice from the standpoint of an experienced administra-
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tor who has conducted many interviews herself and has been through many interviews. “Prepare yourself for a selective process,” she said. Pappas told the ED 110 students to have a teaching philosophy and be able to “think out of the box” when preparing lessons and developing instructional strategies. Because of her unique and personal teaching style, Pappas said many former students have approached her years later and expressed how memorable she was. She said that everyone should strive to become more than just a teacher and become someone’s favorite. “Don’t be just a teacher,” she said. “Be a person that will make someone’s list.” Anyone is welcome to attend any of Kolencik’s classes when there is a speaker. The next speaker will be Joe Carrico, superintendent of Oil City School District, today at 3:30 p.m. in Hart Chapel.
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CLARION, Pa. - The Clarion Area Transportation Authority system is continuing to implement new loops to accommodate students, and the arrival of the Apple statue is still up in the air, these were two issues discussed during the Nov. 12 student senate meeting. The Clarion ATA facilitated a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8 to discuss the latest transportation loops and the possibility of newer ones in January 2013. “The attendance was not good; in fact, there were only a couple people in attendance,” said Shelly Wilson, Student Senate adviser and business manager. “We’ll take that as a positive thing…the transportation loops must be accommodating to students.” New routes to fill the gap from 5:55 - 8:30 p.m. will be implemented and can be expected after winter break in January 2013, as well as emergen-
cy loops in case of bad weather this winter. It was also indicated at the meeting that ridership is currently at 15,539 and has continued to increase in the last three years. “These numbers show we continue to be progressing in providing a quality transportation system,” said Wilson. The Clarion Student Association signed a contract in the spring for an Apple statue intended to be located between Tippin and the Grunenwald Science and Technology Center, originally expected to arrive in late July or early August. The Apple will signify Clarion’s roots as once having been a teacher’s college. “While keeping those ties with our history it will also become a new tradition on campus for our students,” Student Senate President, Sara Dickson said. “The Tradition’s Council proposed the idea for this statue with the idea in mind that it would produce a greater
sense of pride and spirit in our University.” The Apple’s arrival date has yet to be determined. Sen. Jesse Snyder, student relations’ committee chair, announced that a clothing drive will be held for the elderly of the Golden Living Facility. “A lot of old people are forgotten about over the holiday season, and it’s really sad,” said Snyder. Those who can donate jackets, hats or any other articles of clothing should contact Sen. Snyder. Rules and Regulations Committee Chair, Sen. Maddie Robinson, announced that Registered Student Organizations which have yet to create a profile on the CU Connect website will be notified as their accounts will be frozen. A lesson will be scheduled to teach RSO presidents who are having difficulties how to log in to CU Connect. Student Senate holds meetings on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Room 246 of the Gemmell Student Complex.
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CLARION, Pa. - Clarion University hosted its annual Veterans Day Luncheon this past week at Eagle Commons to show support to all the brave men and women who served the country. Jeff Gauger, director of food services for Chartwells, said, “This event is to recognize veterans at work in Clarion University. This is actually a veterans and active duty military. The point is that the university appreci-
ates the service that the veterans have given to our country. This is just a way of giving back.” Some of the veterans have served in many different wars including Vietnam, and some have served in many different branches of the military including the Army, the Navy and the Marines. Jim Rose, who fought in the Vietnam War, said, “I’ve done a series of artwork that relates to the war and who I was then and who I am now. It’s affected me quite a bit actually. I wasn’t a grunt; I
was an illustrator, so I had a chance to actually think about what everything was about. It was a great experience, and I might go back. I would go back because I was in Saigon, and it’s probably one of the most exotic cities I’ve ever been in. I like the Vietnamese people and I think it would be a great place to go to again.” Chartwells provided the free meals for the veterans and active duty military personnel who showed up at Eagle Commons.
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Community beneﬁts from student drives Continued from page 1 “Four-hundred and thirty three students donated their meal plans, and we will be able to donate 40-50 turkeys for needy families in the area for Thanksgiving,” Pipher said. Clarion University student and President of Eagle Ambassadors Meredith Sepesy said she feels giving back to the community is important for a variety of reasons. “It first brings the students closer to t he community by simply showing that we car e, ” Sepe sy said. “Also, we would not be here today if it was not for the community, so we need to give back and recognize them in every way we can. Third, with Thanksgiving coming up, we need to be thankful for the safe community provided for us and return the favor by donating our meals.” With two holidays relatively back-to-back students at the university are also thinking of ways to help out during the
Christmas holiday as well. The Clarion University Student Honors Association decided to work with an organization called Operation Christmas Child. The organization collects shoe boxes and fills them with gifts to send to children around the world. SHA Community Service Co-Chair Koren Beardshall said the group is making their own box and will be collecting donations to send to the organization: any other RSOs or individuals who are interesting in sending a box or donations will also be accepted by the group. “Community service is an important part of Student Honors. We have an entire community service committee that helps come up with ideas and organize events,” Beardshall said. “Community service is also a great way to get involved not only on campus, but in the community as well.” In light of recent events with Hurricane
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Clarion University students dance during community service event sponsored by PEACE club to raise money for its Habitat for Humanity event. Sandy on the East Coast, the PEACE club decided to help a different group of individuals. In order to help raise money for the club’s annual spring trip to help with Habitat for Humanity, PEACE club held a dance at the Clarion American Legion last Friday, Nov. 9. The group hopes to help individuals affected by the hurricane on their trip.
The dance had two sessions; local families were invited to attend from 5-7 p.m. when they could enjoy baked good provided by the club, participate in a raffle, dance, play games and color after paying an entrance fee of $5. College students were invited from 8-11 p.m. The students could
also dance, participate in raffles and eat food that was provided. “We decided to put on the dance because it was a fun idea and good appeal to everyone,” PEACE’s Treasurer Kelley Walton said. The organization is founded on community service principles. “Our name stands for People Encouraging
Awareness in Community Economics; we want to provide services for others, and the reward from helping them is such as great feeling. We want to make a difference in our world and to do that we have to start in our own community and then spread to other places,” Walton said. Participating in community service can provide benefits for all individuals involved. “Students engaging in community service feel more engaged to their university and major, develop a stronger understanding of community issues, believe that they can make a difference and can apply their knowledge gained in this service to class discussions. They build leadership and organizational skills and are more likely to be seen by employers as people who are self-directed and motivated and as people who will bring those skills to their company,” Slattery said.
Writer shares experiences, journey with students, faculty Alizah Thornton NEWS EDITOR
The presentation titled “Living the Dream Through Native Eyes” revolved around Clark sharing his childhood experiences and how those experiences shaped him to become the writer he is today. Clark, who is of Polish and Native American decent, described to an audience of more than 50 students and faculty members how he began writing at a young age in middle school. Clark grew up on an Oneida reservation in Wisconsin during the 1960s. He used writing as a way to express himself and the situations he encountered throughout his life. Clark explained his journey through life by use of a combination of narrating his story while incorporating poems he wrote for specific experiences he encountered. Clark said he loves his career. “My career is what I consider the grandest of careers because it is a lifestyle,” he said. Clark, who ha s been reading his poetry for a year and half, said Clarion University is the first college setting where he has read his poetr y. Two principles Clark said he lives by are “always keep learning, always keep doing.” “I kept working on my craft and career, and people would still put me down, so I just started writing what I wanted,” Clark said. Clark shared poems such as “Indian I Think” that discussed the confusion he felt about being Indian
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Louis Clark shares poetry with Clarion students and faculty as a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. series. because he never experienced or participated in any of the common stereotypical behaviors or had the physical traits many individuals believe Indians do and have. Topics other poems covered included drugs and alcohol occurrences within his family growing up, the experiences he had as a little league coach and pitcher, the day in high school when he met the girl who would later become his wife and his family. Clark shared his experiences with racism he encountered as an adult because of his Indian heritage. Clark was turned down for the same position multiple times despite the fact he scored the highest on the placement test, he said. His employers gave a different reason each time he was passed over for the job. When Clark was fi-
nally given an explanation for the reason he had been passed over, Clark said his boss told him “Lou, it’s not you; it’s your race.” Clark said he is happy to be in a country where he has the freedom to express himself. “The pen allows me to be free,” he said, “I can speak honestly when I write.” “It’s a chance to express who I am, the struggles I’ve encountered, and the strengths I have learned in my life,” Clark said. Nonetheless, writing is more than just a form of self-expression to Clark. “It’s more than a release, [it] is a gift you have to use. If you don’t use it you’re cheating your ability you’ve been blessed with,” he said. “I do it because I have to.” The event was sponsored by the Clarion University Martin Luther King Jr. committee.
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What’s on your mind: Turkey Day
Alizah Thornton NEWS EDITOR
Turkey Day is on its way, Thanksgiving that is. With only seven more days until the big day, who wouldn’t be excited? Thanksgiving is a time to be with your family. For those who may not have family or close relatives to spend time with, spending time with close friends is just the same. For college students, it is more than just Thanksgiving—it’s Thanksgiving break. Yes, you read right, break, a “short holiday or vacation,” according to the Oxford online dictionary. Although it may only be for a few days, it is wellneeded. By this time of the semester many students are probably feeling like the world just dropped a bomb on their shoulders and said “get it were it
needs to be before it explodes” –sounds impossible right? Wrong. There is always a way to get through something. Sometimes it takes stepping away for awhile and coming back to see what needs to be fixed or adjusted. Students should approach this break this way. Finish the time before break strong: complete assignments, work ahead on long-term projects if you have time and don’t slack off because break is near. Once break begins, do what the name states and take a break. Take the few days to relax, take your mind off school and enjoy your time with your family and friends because once you get back, you will definitely miss it, and you will be begging for winter break. You will need all the energy you have to finish the last three weeks of the semester. The all-nighters will commence, your last major assignments will be given, and let’s not forget the dreaded finals week. To be honest, I don’t even want to think about any
of it yet either. Not taking a break to rest can cause stress. Take the time out to enjoy the simple things in life. For the key to making sure you come back focused, remember the three R’s: rest, recuperate and regroup. I know I will. “Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.” --Douglas Pagels
Secession petitions are useless
Matt Knoedler STAFF WRITER
The writer is a communication major and member of The Clarion Call.
You would think all Americans would agree with me when I say we live in the greatest nation in the world…again, that’s what you would think. I’m sure most Americans do indeed agree with me, but citizens in many states do not. According to several recent reports, citizens from all states from all over the country have filed petitions to secede from the union. Yes, people are filing petitions to separate their state or commonwealth from the rest of the United States. A minimum of 25,000 signatures is needed from citizens of a state or commonwealth to secede from the union, and as of this writing only four states have obtained
enough signatures. These states include Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas; the last of these has already reached more than 99,000 signatures. Pennsylvania has two petitions with a total of 17,884 signatures as of Wednesday afternoon, according to Philly.com The 25,000-signature threshold must be met within 30 days. If a petition meets the required amount of signatures within that timeframe, the Obama administration says, “It will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response.” To the nearly half-million Americans who wish to secede from the United States, I say this: Every nation has its problems, no matter how big or small the nation is. There’s a reason the colonists left England, a reason this nation fought a Civil War, a reason this nation continues to debate gay marriage and abortion. Problems loom everywhere, so let it be known the grass
isn’t always greener on the other side. On a similar note, I heard critics of the president during the presidential campaign say things like, “If Obama wins, I’m moving to Canada.” I say, good luck with that one, too. If you think a nation with five notable political parties and publicly funded health care is going to be any better or different than America, I’m telling you upfront that you’re wrong. So, to those who want to secede from the United States or move away because of seemingly large and unique problems, I ask you to reconsider and look at the bigger picture for what it’s worth.
The writer is a communication major and member of The Clarion Call.
Christmas time moves to November
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There’s only a week left until Thanksgiving, and that can only mean one thing: It’s Christmas time and for the next month advertising spots are going to be dominated by the newest toys and gadgets. Not to say that Christmastime is bad or that I hate it, but the proof is in the figgy pudding, Christmas is becoming way too commercialized. Now some people will say that I’m a Grinch (you know who you are), but I feel that every holiday should get the proper
amount of time to be celebrated. If everybody started celebrating and decorating for St. Patrick’s Day in January, we would call those people weird. However, society seems perfectly content to start preparing for Christmas as soon as Halloween is over. Big box stores all over the country have had their Christmas sections up for the entire month of November because apparently Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving don’t matter anymore. Personally, I’m just waiting for the day that the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade becomes the “Black Friday is Tomorrow” day parade and is sponsored by H&R Block reminding Americans to make sure they have a clean line of credit. The holidays used to be a time when families would come together and share a
meal or two and enjoy each other’s company. Anymore it seems that the Christmas season is a perpetual vicious cycle of buying and returning and gift-giving that spans year-round. If you’re lucky enough to survive the kerfuffle of Black Friday and still want to celebrate the holidays afterward, then kudos to you. I refuse to give in to the mass hysteria and commercialism that the this time year entails and choose to enjoy the finer points of the holidays.
The writer is a communication major and member of The Clarion Call.
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November 15, 2012
University honors students give senior presentations Emily Miller STAFF WRITER
At the end of a Clarion University honor student’s career, each senior conducts a project that includes the student’s major area of study. Along with the intensive research project, each student is required to complete a presentation of the project to be delivered to family, friends, alumni judges and their faculty advisers. The senior honor students had their big moment this week when they showed members of their audiences their hard work. The Honors Program puts together and plans events to bring together the campus and community while students complete “the most intensive school work you could imagine,” said Sam Curtis, president of the Student Honors Association. “This is the Honors Program at its finest.” This semester, seniors Lindsay Agnello, Courtney Frederick, Katie Ellis, Erin Kelley, Lydia Kibler, Crystal Miller, Shana Miller, and Sharon Moser gathered to do their presentations in two separate sessions that divided the group in half. Each senior conducted a 10 minute presentation followed by a five minute
question and answer session that was opened to the audience. Crystal Miller, a psychology major and athletic coaching minor at CU, presented her project “Coaching, Personality, and Performance under Pressure.” Miller’s study examined athletes ability to deal with anxiety while
still performing up to the potential expected from themselves and coaches. “I decided to study this topic because as a sophomore on the soccer team it was something that I dealt with,” said Miller. “Not only was this a good topic for me because I could relate to it personally, but I thought with my psychol-
ogy major and my athletic coaching minor it was just the perfect fit.” Shana Miller, biology major at CU, conducted research on finding the right breed of dog on a good budget. Shana’s analysis examined the top 10 registered canine breeds according to the American Kennel Club. After she re-
searched each individual breed’s history and top health concerns, the concerns were examined in closer detail, paying close attention to the costs of treating the presented issues. “I did this research because I found that when working at a vet’s office, customers would come in and ask.” What breed
of dog should I get, so I don’t have to come see you,” Miller said. “I wanted to have some concrete evidence to communicate with them what breed of dog is actually better for their budget.” Erin Kelley and Sharon Moser also had presentations during the session. Kelley, an English major, provided the audience with her exploration of the development of the printed book, following the evolution into the current e-book. Hoping to figure out whether or not the e-book will replace the printed book, Kelley broke down both the negatives and positives of the new form of technological reading. Moser, a philosophy major, presented her project that took a philosophical look at parental liability laws and whether or not the government should hold parents accountable for crimes that their children commit. The students’ presentations served as a competition for France Allison Awards, which consist of Senior Recognition Awards, Tuition Scholarships and Professional Enrichment Awards. With the help of their academic advisers, the presenters showed the audience the combination of all their hard work and effort from their time at Clarion.
Rep. Paul Ryan: shocked at election Obama not ready to recognize Syrian rebels loss, Obama won fair and square Matthew Lee
WASHINGTON — The polling and other data and all the smart people watching the election gave Rep. Paul Ryan an optimistic view on the night of last week’s election. When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lost, his running mate felt “a bit of a shock.” “Going into Boston that day, we felt like we had a pretty darn good chance of winning,” Ryan told ABC News in an interview broadcast Tuesday. “So as you can imagine, it was a bit of a shock when we didn’t win, but that’s just the way these things go.”
Ryan said President Barack Obama deserves to be congratulated for having “a fantastic ground game.” “He won fair and square,” Ryan said of Obama. “He got more votes, and that’s the way our system works, and so he ought to be congratulated for that.” Had he been at the top of the ticket, Ryan said, he would have run exactly the kind of campaign that Romney oversaw. Ryan said he and Romney “felt very good about the race we ran.” Ryan, who was reelected to an eighth term in the House, returned to the Capitol on
Tuesday to resume his duties as House Budget Committee chairman. “There’s an upside to losing,” Ryan said, “which is a reconnection with my family.” He said he had already attended basketball and volleyball games in which his children — he has two sons and a daughter — were playing and looked forward to taking his daughter deer hunting. “Bad news: Dad lost. The good news: They get to stay at the same school,” he said. “That was the upside of all this. The downside is we didn’t win the election that we really wanted to win.”
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he’s encouraged that the Syrian opposition has formed a new, more representative leadership council, but the U.S., unlike some other countries, isn’t ready to recognize the group as a “government in exile” or to arm it. Obama told a White House news conference that his administration had been consulting intensively with foes of Syrian President Bashar Assad to broader their base, a step they took over the weekend a conference in Qatar. “I am encouraged to see that the Syrian oppo-
Clarion student-athletes give parents a night off
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Clarion student-athletes playing with a “Parent’s Night Out” participant in Tippin Gymnasium. Mark Emch MANAGING EDITOR
No matter how dearly parents love their children, every now and then they need a night freedom and relaxation. Clarion University student-athletes and administrators provided community parents
with that opportunity Saturday night by hosting Parents Night Out in Tippin Gymnasium. Children whose parents had registered them in the program were treated to an activity-filled night of swimming, basketball, obstacle courses and other activities. Nearly 50 children registered for
the event, with all of their combined registration fees going toward supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. “There was plenty of activities for the children to do, no one was bored, so it was pretty easy to keep every entertained and content,” said Lauren Zezenski, a student-ath-
lete volunteer for Saturday’s event. “This was a volunteer event, but playing with the children was enough payment for me.” Clarion has yet to announce how much money was gathered through the program, but administrators are hopeful the amount will exceed last year’s total of $1,000.
sition created an umbrella group that may have more cohesion than they have had in the past,” Obama told reporters. “We consider them a legitimate representative of the aspirations of the Syrian people,” Obama said. “We’re not yet prepared to recognize them as some sort of government in exile. But we do think that it is a broad-based representative group.” Fra nce on Tues da y beca me the firs t Wes tern na tion to recognize the new oppos ition group a s the only legitima te repres enta tive of the Sy ria n people. Obama said the U.S. needed more time and wanted to make sure that the group “is com-
mitted to a democratic Syria, an inclusive Syria, a moderate Syria.” He also said the U.S. isn’t considering sending weapons to the opposition because of concerns the arms might fall into the hands of extremists. “We have seen extremist elements insinuate themselves into the opposition and one of the things that we have to be on guard about, particularly when we start talking about arming opposition figures, is that we are not indirectly putting arms in the hands of folks that would do Americans harms, or do Israeli harm or otherwise engage in actions that are detrimental to our national security,” he said.
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November 15, 2012
Students gather in Becker Hall for video game tournament Chris Brown CIRCULATION MANAGER
It’s a sunny Saturday morning, and a group of students are up and ready for competition. The Tech Floor put on its first “League of Legends” Tournament in Becker Hall Saturday, Nov. 10. Three teams showed for the tournament with others to watch the event. The teams were Inconsistent, Random and Boner Jousters. The tournament setting is ARAM or All Random All Mid on the Proving Ground map. The rules are simple; each player is assigned a randomly selected champion from the ones they own, and have one minute to set up and learn the mechanics of the champion if needed. There is no leaving the game if you are given a champion you do not like. The ARAM concept has been around even before “League of Legends” came to be, starting back in “Warcraft Three,” the concept relied on the honor of the play-
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Gamers gather in the Advanced Computer Lab of Becker Hall for the League of Legends tournament. ers to follow the rules. This was difficult because the game was not set up to maintain these imposed rules, but Riot Games brought out Proving Grounds with all of these rules built in with one lane, making the map perfect for the desiring community. This setup calls for a lot of team communication for a successful outcome or a lot of luck, but in the end everyone has fun learning someone new or lucking into a better team
select. What is interesting from ARAM is the random synergy that shows in the combination of champions that normally aren’t paired together on Summoner’s Rift. The tournament was set up as a round robin for placing and then best of three elimination brackets with the winner of the round robin receiving a bye to the finals. The second match was with team Boner Jousters and Inconsistent with an impressive
trade all game with quadrakills on both teams. When one team won a team fight, the other team would come back after respawning and punish the other team for overextending. There were two pentakills that were stolen in the second match. A pentakill is when one player gets the killing blow on each player of the enemy team during a fight. A rather rare occurrence in the game, these are exciting moments for any player. In this
match two players were just shy of pentakills. At the last moments of two different team fights where most of the players were killed, the pentakill was within sight, and the conditions were met, but at the last moment a teammate hits the enemy player stealing the penta both times. The spectating room was down the hall from where the players were playing, and you the uproar when the kills were stolen could be felt. The third match was a great
example of how you can just get the short end of the stick some times where one team was given such a tanky AOE (area of effect) setup with great CC (crowd control) that early to mid game they were pushing and winning team fights because they were able to dictate when they would happen. Team Random won the tournament, going two and zero in the final matchup. The interesting fact is that they are Team Random because they were made up of people who came to play without a team. All of the random people were put on the same team and they just went with Team Random. E-Sports are everywhere and with 30 people showing up to the first event is only the beginning for Clarion. The Tech Floor plans on having more events in the future open to people with a range is skill level and knowledge. For more information, check out teckfloor.org for details on future events.
91.7 WCUC-FM holds beneﬁt dance party Amerigo Allegretto COPY EDITOR
The Night in Hollywood party filled the ground level of Becker Hall with the sound of club music on Friday, Nov. 9. 91.7, WCUC-FM “The Clutch” hosted the party to help raise money for online streaming for the radio station. “This is a project we’ve been working on for two years now, since our last group of Eboard was in,” said Bre Lehman, public relations and events director for “The Clutch” about the station’s quest for online streaming. “It’s kind of a long process.” Lehman hosts “Slap Shot Snapshot” and cohosts “The Mixed Tape” and For “The Love of Holy Diver” on “The Clutch.” Online streaming has been around since the 1990s, and every year, it grows in popu-
larity among listeners. A majority of radio stations around the world now stream online, and the number continues to grow. More than one in five have listened to Internet Radio in the past month, according to StratusMedia. The
website also states that radio website visitors are “highly loyal,” with two-thirds of visitors visiting weekly, and onequarter visiting daily. Converting the radio station to online streaming is estimated to cost around $1,600
for the first year. Fees include buying a new computer to run the station’s system. a one-year contract and licensing. The party itself is considered an offshoot of the annual “Comm. Prom,” which is for the National Broadcasting Society. TV Studio B was cleared to make way for a giant dance floor, and beverages were served to guests. Guests were asked to make a $5 donation each to help contribute. Entertainment for the party was provided by Tafari Haynes, aka “DJ Too Fly.” Haynes brought in his own DJ system to play. “That (online streaming) is important and vital to try and start a career in broadcasting,” said Haynes. “I thought the best way to fundraise was to throw a party.” The next event planned for the communications department is the 48 Hour Broadcast, which will be from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.
Top 10 Political scandals Mike Friend FEATURES EDITOR
1) PRESIDENT CLINTON GETS CAUGHT WITH SOMEBODY THAT’S NOT MRS. CLINTON Former President Bill Clinton found himself in hot water when a White House staffer uncovered an extramarital affair between the President and 22 year-old intern Monica Lewinsky. Upon discovering the affair, a kerfuffle of media descended upon Washington as the House of Representatives voted to impeach the president. Clinton was acquitted by the Senate Judiciary Committee after a 21 day trail.
2) THE PRESIDENT HIRES A TEAM TO BUG THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC HEADQUARTERS On June 17, 1972 five men were arrested for burglary at the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate apartment/hotel/office complex in Washington D.C. A federal investigation uncovered a sabotage plot directed at the Democrats that was led by President Richard Nixon. The scandal forced Nixon to resign on Aug. 19, 1974.
3) FAST AND FURIOUS SCANDAL Earlier this year, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt by Congress for refusing to release documents associated with a series of gun seizing operations called “Fast and Furious” due to the nature in which the operations were carried out in.
4) POST 9/11 WIRETAPPING SCANDAL Due to fears of another terroist attack in the time after Sept. 11, President George W. Bush authorized the National Security Agency to bug the phones of American citizens in order to prevent more terroist activity. The wiretapping caused a less-than-joyous reaction from citizens.
5) THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BANKING SCANDAL In early 1992, reports broke that several members of the U.S. House of Representatives were allowed to overdraw their bank accounts with no penalties. Although over 450 Representatives were involved, 22 were singled out including Rep. Doug Walgren (Pa.), Rep. Mickey Edwards (Okla.) and many others.
6) IRAN-CONTRA SCANDAL In November 1986, it was leaked that the Reagan administration had secretly sold weapons to Iran. The scandal continued when George H.W. Bush ran for president and denied knowing anything about the sale, but then revealed he knew everything in his published diaries.
7) THE SCOOTER LIBBY SCANDAL In 2007, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, then Chief of Staff for Vice President Dick Cheney was convicted of obstructing justice during the Plame Affair, a leak that lead to the identification of several secret operatives across the world.
8) “LAWYERGATE” On Dec. 6, 2006, President George W. Bush fired 11 federal attorneys with no explanation. Rumors circulated that Bush fired the lawyers for prosecuting Republicans and not Democrats.
9) MCCARTHYISM In the early 1950s, Sen. Joe McCarthy led a witch-hunt for communists in the U.S. government.
10) THE DAVID PETRAEUS AFFAIR Early last week it was revealed that former C.I.A. director General David Petraeus had an extra-marital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. The affair is still under investigation.
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BLAYNE SHEAFFER You can almost tell from the album cover that the new Babies album is going to have a Spoon flavor to it, creating some excitement to begin with. However, what resulted in listening to “Our House On The Hill” was more surprise than anything else. It’s not too bad either. Kevin Morby of Woods provides the Spoon-esque vocals, giving the music a sexy, mellow vibe reminiscent of The Ramones. Kicking off with the fun
JEN SCHWARTZ The Babies’ latest album “Our House On The Hill” possesses a more relaxed, subtle confidence, which almost comes across as a lazy, humming drone--almost. The vocal variations between Cassie Ramone and Kevin Morby vary enough songto-song to create a mellow yet enjoyable listen. Songs like “Baby” and “See the Country” strongly boast Ramone’s pixie-like, reverb-driven-garage-band voice while “Get Lost” and
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and punk-ish “Alligator,” the mood is set for a cute, teen romance album. “Mess Me Around,” is a favorite with its vulgar lyrics and sweet backup vocals by Cassie Ramone of The Vivian Girls, providing a not-so-guilty giggle. The repetition in this song is an example of how the album comes off almost too innocent and amateurish. “Get Lost” is eerily similar to The Whigs, a band I cannot say many people are aware of, and was surprised to hear something that sounded as though it had to have been inspired by the group, not only in the guitar, but in the rhythm and tone. Another example of this would be “Baby,” in which Ramone sings lead vocals. The Babies do a bang-up job on a slow jam in “Mean,” but not where the lyrics are concerned, which could be used in a “Sesame Street”
song on feelings, with lyrics like, “You’re mean, mean, mean, mean, it hurts my feelings.” It’s in the saxophone, with its lazy, jazzy sway. To the ‘90s kids out there, think “Hey, Arnold!” It’s in “That Boy” that Morby’s voice gets a Bob Dylan swagger that’s near narcotic. The humble mumble singing earth-related metaphors about change and revolution leave the listener in a ‘60s frame of mind. I desperately want to like the album, but cannot ignore a few simple blaring imperfections in The Babies’ sophomore release. The overuse of repetition in lyrics did not make taking “Our House On The Hill” seriously an easy task. Also, letting the album play the whole way through, each track seemed to blend together in a bad way. In the way that made the entire album seem like one big song that’s so long it’s boring.
“Alligator” blend Morby’s lackadaisical and derivative vocals to the persistently lacklustre strumming of the guitar. Both “Slow Walking” and “Mess Me Around” demonstrate the marriage of their vocals in somewhat of a dazed and flat, yet playful harmony. The album takes a break from the redundant guitar strumming with “Mean,” where the energy level drops below low-key for a soft acoustic diddy accompanied by a more gentler, timid voice from Morby crying “All the fire in hell, my friend, unto you...because you’re mean, mean, mean.” The energy picks back up with “Moonlight Mile,” and its darker undertones, as Morby bitterly declares “You better watch your step out on the moonlight mile…you better watch your mouth and who you’re talking about…it’s just who I am.”
Lastly, the album strolls into “Wandering”—which does exactly that—moseys/wanders listeners through the closure of the album, where a droning, melancholy violin makes an unexpected yet refreshing appearance while Morby wonders “What did it take to get me here, what will it take to leave?” and telling the listener to “become what you are.” While Morby’s vocals dabble back and forth between foot-tapping status and wanting to hide away under your blanket in a burrito of depression status, the lyrics are coherent and intriguing, and the juxtaposition of soft female vocals performed by Ramone remains enough to paint a picture or write a story. Many will want to follow throughout the course of the album.
ERIC STEVENS The Brooklyn-based project The Babies released their second full-length album of simple, straightforward clean rock. The album was produced by Rob Barbato who also produced The Fall, (who were a substantial influence on one of my favorite bands of all time, Pavement) and Cass McCombs, both bands I’ve heard, but great songs from, leading me to have faith in this new release from The Babies. The beauty in this album
AMERIGO ALLEGRETTO Don’t let the name fool you; The Babies aren’t a soft band for mellow ears. These Brooklyn garage rockers are punchy on their sophomore album “Our House On The Hill.” Imagine the Strokes being fused with Black Lips and a hint of Libertines, and you’re left with punchy, three-minute songs. The album kicks off with “Alligator,” an abrupt, twoand-a-half-minute kickstarter. Singer Kevin Morby sings with an almost Cole Alexander-like voice about how
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is its simplicity. Every song on the album is two to three minutes long, the ideal length for a verse-chorus song to be bold, short and interesting. The music reminds me of a similar song writing formula that the late ‘80s, early ‘90s indie rock band Galaxie 500 used for a lot of its songs, except The Babies have more of an uplifting and airy feeling to their music, where Galaxie 500 comes off as slower and sometimes depressing at the persuasion of vocals and drum tempo. My favorite song on the album is the opener, “Alligator,” The tempo changes when you think you have it, and before you can find the center of your listening experience, you’re swept away by the cool and perfectly punctuated vocal deliver. I also enjoyed the acoustic song “Mean.”
I feel The Babies could easily translate an electric set-list to acoustic (if they ever desired to do so) since most of the songs already have a straight-forward open chord strum to them. The incorporation of saxophone into the song is a nice touch. Ideas such as this make albums with simple song-writing structures worth listening to over and over again. Without these kinds of touches, you could listen to an album like this a few times and possibly be bored with it. I also enjoyed the cliffhanger lyrics at the end of the song, “I hope you never come my way and if you do…” The Babies’ second full length album exemplifies catchy coolness in simplicity yet maintains interest. It’s an excellent soundtrack to a house party adhering to the band’s initial purpose.
“life is funny” and how it’s a drag. The song may remind you of the Ramones. “Get Lost,” the fourth track on the LP, is about how Morby professes his longing to be with his significant other. The song features a repeating rhythm guitar line with a lead guitar constantly noodling above it, and a swing beat. All of this lasts for just under three-and-ahalf minutes. This song may be a better comparison to the three bands mentioned in the opening paragraph. “Moonlight Mile” is a straightforward two-and-ahalf minute blast, featuring a unique organ and guitar rhythm combo. Morby once again makes his vocal presence known, singing in a rough, raspy style similar to Alexander Cole of the Black Lips. Like “Get Lost,” the guitar rhythm is repetitive. “See The Country” takes a more jangly turn. The band’s
other vocalist, Cassie Ramone sings more somberly about the uncertainty of her future in a back-and-forth manner. The song has an alternative country sound, resembling Neko Case a little bit. Once again, a swing beat is featured, along with a twangy lead guitar and a grungy rhythm section. I found “Our House On The Hill” to be an album worth the 30 minutes to listen to. The songs are short, sweet and get to the point. My only peeve is that I craved more. This album ends too soon and 12 songs for this style of music is not enough to satisfy. Some songs could have been dragged out more to compensate for this. Also, some of the songs sounded like filler music, like many songs within the punk genre. Still, this album gets my seal of approval.
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Register, Terman bring music, poetry together Eric Stevens STAFF WRITER
Clarion University’s Honors Program hosted a colloquium of “The Silence Flowering Its Birdsong,” a collaboration of poetry and music by professor of English, Dr. Philip Terman and professor of music, Dr. P. Brent Register who was accompanied by pianist and professor of Music, Dr. Paula Amrod and Register’s cousin, tenor Bryan Register. The event was held in Hart Chapel Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Register and Terman have discussed the idea for a collaboration for the past few years. It wasn’t until Terman becoming a professor of an honors course at Clarion University this semester that he and Register, who is the associate
director of the Honors Program, were able to follow through with the idea. The poems were written by Terman in the last 10 years, leaving Register to select which poems to compose. After reading “The Book That Is Its Body” and “Garden, Sabbath,” he decided to go with a bird theme for the song cycle. Register found 15 poems that consisted of birds throughout Terman’s works and of these, he chose six. “The Architect,” the first piece performed at the colloquium, describes a simple observation of a robin’s process and struggle to bring a string tied to a garden post to use for its nest. “Metaphorically, it can be reflective of our often humorous and even ironic efforts to build our houses and further, spiritual mansions,”
Terman said. Register composed jazz into this particular piece for Terman, whom is accustomed to jazz and poetry collaborations. “Garden, Sabbath” a favorite for both Terman and Register, was the second piece performed. The poem’s setting is during a dusk harvest time of the year during the Jewish high holidays, which celebrate the New Year and the Day of Atonement. The poem describes the holidays, calling for deep reflection of the past year and to make amends with regrets to become a better person for the next year, Terman said. The “B” section of the piece incorporates the group of questions in the poem and creates a floating atmosphere, holds a meditative quality in the text, Register said.
“The Book That Is Its Body” is the longest poem of the six selected, allowing Register to have more liberty when creating the piece. Register included gimmicks and modulation in the piece to maintain interest. The alternations of sections were fluid and rhythmic, Register said. The poem reflects the struggle to show gratitude toward the moment. It also reflects on the past with the ideas of grief and mourning, involving the thought of death of loved ones, and ends with the brevity of life, Terman said. There is a possibility that the concert will be performed again in the future, possibly in England with the help of a connection of Bryan Register’s and also at the Chautauqua Writer’s Festival, of which Terman is a co-director, in upstate New York.
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Dr. P. Brent Register plays oboe while Bryan Register reads poetry.
Unreals debut in punk rock basement show Amerigo Allegretto COPY EDITOR
Rising local punk rock band, The Unreals played their first official live show in the basement of 215 Fern St. on Friday night, Nov. 2. The power trio also hosted other acts to promote themselves and make a fun-filled night to escape the snowy weather. The Unreals consists of the following members: Mike
Haezebrouck, drums and percussion; Andy Waugaman, vocals and guitar; and Mark Emch, vocals and bass guitar. Their influences include Arctic Monkeys, Blink-182 and No Trigger. “We started jamming our sophomore year. I was on the acoustic guitar, Mike was on the practice drum pads, like very barbaric things, and we just thought to come up with the band really,” said Waugaman. “As soon as we got a house, it came together
“As soon as we got a house, it came together and it was really fun.” -Andy Waugaman and it was really fun.” The band promoted itself through word of mouth, creating a Facebook page and communicating with other bands. Friday
was the first time the band performed in front of a live audience. The Unreals started their six-song set with an introductory instrumental jam. “It’s to
get people excited. We came up with it like a day ago really, and we just thought it sounded cool,” said Waugaman. Along with their own tunes, the band also covered Arctic Monkeys’ well-known song, “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor.” The band was met with applause, as members were on and off the stage of the blacklight-filled basement within 30 minutes. Also performing that night were Scrap Kids, Road
Sodas and Dubois band Wait For It. “Other than being sick, it’s good (to be here tonight),” said Calvin Dusch, guitarist of Wait For It. “It gets that sweat going and that sick out of you.” The Unreals picked a good night to have the other acts perform along with them. “All the other bands were open this day, so we decided to do it right now. We were open always because we just started,” said Waugaman.
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West Chester tops Clarion 33-12 Mike Decker STAFF WRITER
The Clarion University football team concluded its season with a 33-12 loss against West Chester University on Saturday, Nov. 10 in Clarion. The decision dropped the Eagles season record to 4-7 and increased the Rams to 7-4. “West Chester was a solid team overall, and they played very well. It would have been nice to send the seniors out with a win, but we played hard and we will miss them next year,” said junior quarterback Ben Fiscus. Clarion had 13 seniors who were recognized before the game. West Chester jumped out into a 6-0 lead on a pair of first half field goals by Shawn Leo. The Rams then extended that lead to 13-0 when quarterback Mike Mattei connected on a 26-yard pass to Erick Brundidge for a touchdown. The Rams tacked on seven more points, stretching their lead to 20-0 before halftime.
West Chester’s running back Rondell White scored from 11 yards out, finishing off the 32-yard drive that was set up by a costly Eagle turnover. White finished the competition with a game high 227 yards on 38 carries. West Chester tagged on six more points in the third quarter on two more field goals by Leo. Clarion found the end zone late in the fourth quarter when Fiscus hooked up with freshman wide out Nick Perry for a 64-yard catch and run. The Eagles failed on a two-point conversion attempt, cutting the lead to 26-6. The Rams added another late touchdown on a six yard run by Brandon Monk with 3:17 left in the game setting up the final drive of the season for the Eagles. Senior backup quarterback Ken Johnson led the Eagles down the field for a 79-yard drive on 11 plays. The drive was capped off on a 33-yard touchdown pass from Johnson to senior
tight end Anthony Becoate. Clarion failed on the point after, bringing the final score to 33-12. West Chester out-gained Clarion 450 yards to 348 in the game. Offensively, Fiscus led the Eagles completing 16 of his 33 pass attempts for 184 yards and one touchdown while racking up 42 yards on the ground. Perry pulled in four receptions for 80 yards to be the leading receiver. Defensively, sophomore linebacker Brian Palmiere led the Eagles with 12 tackles, Jacob Heintz added 10 tackles and one sack and Julian Howsare recorded seven and one sack. The one sack took Howsare’s season total to 14, which is good enough for No. 2 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. “We are going to start preparing for next season right away,” said Fiscus. “Our goal is going to make a run and win a PSAC championship. We have a lot of guys returning, so we are definitely excited for that.”
Clarion meets demise in playoffs Jazzmonde James STAFF WRITER
Over the weekend, the Clarion Golden Eagles womens volleyball team ended the regular season with two losses. Unfortunately, this was just in preparation for things to come. One was against Edinboro University, where they lost in a close match 2-3. Then on Saturday, Nov. 10, they played against Gannon University and lost 0-2. But even with these losses, it didn’t affect their playoff hopes. “We have struggled a bit in the last couple of matches
and found it difficult to get a good rhythm going. The competition has been tough, but I felt that we didn’t perform to our potential,” said Coach Jennifer Mills. “The talent is there, we just need to play with more confidence,” said Coach Jennifer Mills. The women are ranked No. 3 in the PSAC West, and 4th in NCAA Division 2 Atlantic Region. When the playoff seedings were released, the Golden Eagles found themselves in a quarterfinals matchup with California University on Tuesday, Nov. 13. In the two games that the women played against the Vulcans in the regular sea-
son, the Golden Eagles lost 3-2 and 3-0. The trend continued Tuesday night as they took another loss against them by the score of 3-1. The Golden Eagles had four players in double figures with Rebecca Wells leading them. The Golden Eagles were behind as soon as the match started; in the first set, they lost 22-25. Then in the second set, the women won it 24-22 but then the next two sets they didn’t win. The women will now have to wait on a bid from the NCAA Division II to see if their season will continue.
Clarion swimming and diving wins lone home meet of season Traesha Pritchard STAFF WRITER
Saturday, Nov 10. at The Tippin Natatorium, the men’s and women’s Golden Eagles swimming and diving teams defeated Bloomsburg with the scores of 153 – 140 and 192.5–107.5. There were event winners in the pool Saturday afternoon in the men’s division. The winners included Ben Appleby, Matthew Bojalad, Joe Ward and Joe Welch. Bojalad took the 50 free with a time of 21.87. Appleby won the 200 free with a time of 1:49.24. Welch won the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.49, and Ward won the 100 free with a 48.91 time. “We had some great swims, and then again we had some not so great swims. I don’t expect best times every time but I expect maximum effort,”
said Coach Mark VanDyke. Team Captain Kayla Shull lived up to her title on Saturday. She took the 200 back with a time of 2:08.86 and won the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.29. “Kayla Shull broke a pool record that had been around for about 15 years,” said VanDyke. Sophomore Kristin Day led the divers with her multiple wins. She won in the one meter competition with a 267.85 score and three meter competition with a 272.55 score. “The divers continue to train hard and are competing well. I have been very pleased with all their efforts,” said Coach David Hrovat. The Bloomsburg meet was the only home meet of the season. The women’s teams are now 3-0, and the men are 2-1
on the season. Both teams will have a break until the Zippy Invitational at Akron from Nov. 30-Dec. 2. “This meet is more geared for the swimmers. They will use this meet to shave and taper and try to reach some qualifying times. As for my divers, we will just use this meet as another regular competition,” said Hrovat. VanDyke said the team is going to prepare over the next few weeks for the Zippy Invitational. In the past, Clarion has excelled there, and VanDyke says they always enjoy their trip to Akron. “We like going to Akron because of the competition, and also the pool is very fast. We are hoping to get many conference qualifying times and maybe qualify a few swimmers and divers for D-II Nationals,” said VanDyke.
Clarion drops bout with Rutgers 26-6 Justin Costa STAFF WRITER
The Golden Eagles wrestling team opened its 2012-13 regular season on Sunday, Nov. 12 with a 26-6 loss at No. 26 ranked Rutgers University. The match started at 133 pounds, and the Golden Eagles lost the first three matches to go down 10-0 from the start. Joe Waltko lost 8-3 to Vincent Dellafave at 133, Sam Sherlock lost 11-0 to Trevor Melde at 141, and Tyler Bedelyon lost 3-2 to Marion Mason. Nick Milano lost 8-1 to Nick Visicaro at 165, Ryan Darch lost a 10-1 major decision to Greg Zanetti at 174 and Steven Cressley lost a 6-1 decision to Dan Rinaldi at 184 to put Clarion down 20-3. Clarion’s James Fleming won a 7-5 deci-
sion over Scott Winston at 157. With Fleming trailing 5-4 in the third and Fleming on top, the Golden Eagle All-American turned Winston for a three-point near fall to win the match 7-4. Justin Ortega posted a 3-1 decision for the Golden Eagles at 197 in defeating Dan Seidenberg. The bout had no score in the first period, and then Ortega reversed to start the second and rode his opponent the remainder of the period. Seidenberg escaped in the third, and Ortega walked away with a 3-1 win. Phil Catrucco lost a 6-1 decision to Billy Smith at heavyweight, and freshman Tyler Fraley lost a hard-fought 5-3 decision to Joe Langel at 125 to end the match. Clarion will host Eastern Michigan University at Waldo S. Tippin Gym on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.
FACE OFF Who will win the NCAA Men’s Tournament? Jacob Oberdorf STAFF WRITER
With 121 days left until selection Sunday and 143 days until the national champion is crowned in the Georgia Dome, it is never too early to take out your crystal ball and make some bold national champion predictions. Being a University of North Carolina Tar Heel fan, it kills me to say that the loss of Kendall Marshall, Tyler Zeller and John Henson is going to be too much for the Heels to overcome. However, there seems to be a basketball hot bed that has developed with the campuses of the top three teams ranked in the preseason top 25 located within less than 200 miles of each other. The No. 1 team in the country, the Indiana Hoosiers are ranked on the top of the preseason polls for the first time since 1979-1980. The Hoosiers have four out of their five starters returning this season, including the preseason player of the year in Cody Zeller. However, I feel that the lack of tough competition during Big Ten Conference play will hurt the Hoosiers come tournament time. The defending national champion Kentucky Wildcats do not have a player returning who started a single game last season. This is the first time that this has ever happened in college basketball. This lack of experience will prevent the Wildcats from back to back championships. However, I feel that the state of Kentucky will still be celebrating come April 8. My national championship prediction for 2013 as of now, is the Louisville Cardinals. The Cardinals are returning three starters from last season including senior point guard Peyton Siva and shot blocking sensation, junior Gorgui Deng. Deng’s 128 blocks last season broke the Louisville single season record by 26 blocks. Overall, the Cardinals return players that accounted for 59.8 percent of minutes played last season, 61 percent of their points scored and 69.2 percent of the rebounds recorded, not to mention Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino is coming back for his 12 season. Unlike the weak conference that the Hoosiers play in, Big East Conference play will prepare the Cardinals for tournament play. Also, need I remind you the runs that Big East teams have made after gaining momentum from the Big East Conference Tournament. For all of you who need reminded of the 2010 West Virginia Mountaineers made it to the Final Four after a magical run in the Big East Tournament. In 2011, the Connecticut Huskies made it the whole way to the top of the college basketball world after winning four games in four days in the Big East Tournament. The most recent came from the 2012 Louisville Cardinals. The Cardinals made it to the Final Four after winning the Big East Tournament Title. Even though the Big East conference has fallen off a bit in the last two years, it still proves to be the top college basketball conference in the country and will yet again have another team, if not multiple teams, making a run to the Final Four. For all I know my national championship prediction will change an uncountable amount of times before the Final Four. But, for now I feel that the best choice is the Louisville Cardinals.
Lauren Zezenski STAFF WRITER
With college basketball now in season, everyone is starting to debate who is going to become NCAA Champion. Now, I cannot predict the future, but I have a hunch that the Kentucky Wildcats will pull out another win this year like they did the previous year, wining over Baylor 82-70. Since the start of their play in 1903, the Wildcats have had the most all-time wins with 1,498 and only 608 losses. Also not to mention, they have highest all-time winning percentage in the history of college basketball (.763). The Wildcats have also managed to win eight national championships, which is the second most of all time, trailing behind the UCLA Bruins. Not only did Kentucky come into the season ranked No. 2 in the country during the 2011-12 season, they finished the regular season with a 30-1 record. Their only loss was against Indiana by a buzzer-beater and went 16-0 in conference play. With the new season in progress, the Wildcats find themselves up by 3-0. The team had just overthrown Maryland by a score of 72-69. They also blew away Transylvania University by a score of 74-69 and Northwood 93-61. Their offensive end is not where the Big Blue Nation wants it to be, but on the other hand their defense will be stronger than ever which will help them out in the long run. Despite the handful of fouls, I believe they are still going to come out as top dogs. All great teams start off with a great coach. I think that ever since John Calipari came to be the Wildcats coach in 2009, they have become even better than ever. Calipari has led three different colleges to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, including the Kentucky Wildcats. In Calipari’s first year as head coach, Kentucky won its 44th Southern Eastern Conference Regular Season Championship in 2009-10, with a 14-2 conference record. In the 2011-2012 season, the Wildcats would go on to win their second consecutive SEC Tournament Championship, defeating Florida, 70-54, in the SEC Tournament title game. The Wildcats are on such on roll after winning those games, why should they stop there? This year, Calipari has recruited two of his finest athletes yet. The best of which could be freshmen centers Nerlens Noel and Willie Cauley-Stein. Noel, who is 6-foot 10 inches, and Cauley-Stein, who is a stunning 7-foot freshman both bring a unique set of skills onto the court. The quickness and coordination that each possesses is pretty rare for players of their height. With this dynamic duo, they are sure going to be hard to defend off. If the Kentucky Wildcats win the NCAA Tournament once again this season, they will be doing it as the opening favorites for college basketball futures. Despite losing the bulk of their rotation from last year’s championship run, the Wildcats are the 6/1 favorites with the betting odds. Even though it is still early in the season and after reading stats and past wins that the Kentucky Wildcats have conquered, I am certain that they will be the remaining champions after next year’s NCAA Championship.
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Golden Eagles look to change pace in 2012-2013 Edward McDonald STAFF WRITER
Change is inevitable in any facet of life, and that is no different for the Clarion University men’s basketball team heading into the 20122013 season. Clarion will look to be a faster paced team this upcoming season, as it is not very big. The team lost two quality frontcourt players in Paul McQueen, who was a 1,000 point scorer, and Bud Teed who could get a double-double any night of the week. Head Coach Ron Righter, who is entering his 25th season at the helm of Clarion, said this team will be a smaller and a much quicker team. “We had a top-heavy frontcourt this year and this year it’s a top-heavy backcourt,” Righter said. Righter said he likes quicker teams because it allows the team to be more flexible. The backcourt will be led by senior captain, Leonard Patterson and sophomore transfer student, Marques Jones, who Righter is very high on. “Marques (Jones) has impressed a lot. He picks things up so quickly and frees Lenny [Patterson] up on the perimeter,” Righter said. Patterson is excited to play alongside Jones, who transferred in from New Jersey Institute of Technology, a Division I school. “If I’m in the open
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Sophomore newcomer Marques Jones is expected to step in at point guard for the Clarion men’s basketball team this season. floor, it’s better for me. We go off each other. We complement our games well. I’m looking forward to it,” said Patterson. Clarion returns two other starters aside from Patterson in senior captain forward/center, Mike Kromka and senior guard, Calvin Edwards. “Mike (Kromka) is do-
ing great. He is going to be our center this year. He will have to take the next step as a big man,” Righter said. Righter said that this team doesn’t match up with most of the teams in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, but thinks that those teams could be at a disadvan-
tage as well. “We don’t match up well with anybody in the league, but they have to match up with us as well. It goes two ways. We can’t let our guard down,” Righter said. Leadership will be a key element for the Golden Eagles if they want to have a successful season, and
they have leaders in Kromka and Patterson. “Our leadership is good and growing,” Righter said of his two captains. Patterson is blessed to be one of the team leaders and says it is a learning process. “Being a leader without our top guys from last year is a learning experience.
I just have to work hard and do the best I can. I’m blessed,” Patterson said. The PSAC West Preseason Poll has Clarion finishing seventh out of eight teams. Righter thinks this will motivate his team during the season. “I don’t think they are going to take too kindly to the preseason polls. It’s all about where you end up and not where you’re picked,” Righter said of the polls. Jones was on the same page as his head coach in saying that the team will “feed off the ranking.” Righter said the biggest key for his team to succeed this season will be for them to control the tempo, not from the offensive end of the floor, but the defensive. He also said his biggest concern for this team is who will rebound the ball. It was Kromka who was the leading rebounder for the Golden Eagles in its 6159 last-second loss to Thiel University with 11. Corey Bellovich contributed with eight rebounds of his own. Clarion will look for quality bench play from returning senior David Colbert, as well as transfers Bellovich and Anthony Baker as well as freshman, Evan Battle. “I’m liking where we are right now, and am pleased with our work ethic and IQ. This is one of the most enjoyable teams I’ve been around,” Righter said.
Clarion University Lady Eagles poised for bounce-back season Matt Catrillo STAFF WRITER
After two straight losing seasons capped off with a 7-19 campaign in the 2011-12 season, the Clarion University Golden Eagles women’s basketball team is looking to change it up this season, with a new positive and competitive attitude, along with a new look. The back-to-back losing seasons occurred for the first time under Head Coach Gie Parsons since 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. “It sure opened my eyes,” Parsons said. “I don’t like to lose.” The new look comes with new changes to the roster with the addition of nine freshmen. “We wanted to make major changes to the roster after last year,” said Parsons, who enters her 24th season as head coach at Clarion, and 32nd overall. One of the biggest changes the team has made at practice is making it more competitive, especially with the addition of a large freshman class. One of the nine freshmen, Mariah Gador, thinks this freshmen class is different from others making the transition from the high school level to the college level. “We don’t play like freshman like other girls,” Gador said. “All the freshman have done a good job adjusting.” Fans won’t have to wait too long to see if these freshman can make an impact early. With the new competitiveness at practice, junior Ann Deibert likes the en-
ergy the team has shown. “Our energy is very nice,” Deibert explained, “It’s upbeat, and the veterans are learning to play with the freshman.” The new competitiveness also means there are no guarantees, especially with the statement going into practice saying that change was coming. “The veterans need to work hard and get better,” said Coach Parsons, “It will motivate us to work hard, knowing that changes will be made.” So far, Parsons has been impressed with her team’s attitude and work ethic. “I love our attitude and work ethic,” Parsons said. “It’s really over the top.” One change that has already happened is moving junior Raven Jones from the one-guard position to the two-guard position. “We feel her talents will be better utilized in that spot,” Parsons said. “She can relax and play.” The move comes after a turnover-filled season for Jones with 168, trying to do to much at times in different game situations. Knowing how well Jones can shoot outside and penetrate should make her dangerous again and more importantly, less turnover prone. And of course, returning for her sophomore season is 2012 PSAC West Freshman of the Year, Hannah Heeter. Heeter comes into the season as a 2013 All-PSAC selection, after such a successful freshman season averaging a double-double for each game and leading the PSAC in many different categories.
And to make her even more dangerous, Heeter has been working on a mid-range jump shot, while of course playing volleyball. It will be interesting to see if the Clarion star can implement that in her already potent game. If she does, look out. After dropping their first game of the season against Fairmont State University on Friday, Nov. 9, the women battled back against Concord University for a 81-75 victory. Freshman Leisha Crawford led the Eagles with 17 points on 7-9 shooting. The aforementioned Deibert contributed 11 points on 4-9 shooting. Jones has limited her turnovers to five in her 62 minutes on the floor in the team’s first two games. Jones will look to continue her early play against Notre Dame College (Ohio) on Saturday, Nov. 17. Parsons feels if this team can put together all these new pieces, along with the veterans getting better, this team could just turn things around.
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Clarion junior Raven Jones (left) and sophomore Hannah Heeter (right) look to lead the Golden Eagles to a bounce-back season.