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ALF hits Clarion KELSEY HUEBERT News Editor
CLARION, Pa. - With the right leadership, thousands come together to create the Clarion Autumn Leaf Festival. Tracy Becker, executive director of ALF operations from the Chamber of Business and Industry, has been with the Chamber for 24 years, six of those as executive director. The Chamber is responsible for the car shows, parades, concerts, cultural night and crafter’s day, along with many other events. The Chamber team that coordinates the events consists of three full-time
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Chandler Hall, where thousands of students dine each year.
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Clarion students laugh and wave from their float in the Kiddie Parade along Main Street.
Students learn true meaning of hazing JERMAINE AVERY-DEVAN News Staff
CLARION, Pa. - Brian Crow gave Clarion University students a whole new look on the world of hazing and also self-motivation to make the right decisions. “No matter what they tell you, hazing is not a good thing” said Crow, who presented a program on hazing awareness Sept. 16 in Marwick Boyd Auditorium. Crow is an associate professor and graduate coordinator of Slippery Rock University’s Sports Management Department. “College students are faced with huge challenges everyday,” Crow said. His presentation was directed to student athletes, fraternities and
sororities. Crow used examples of how people are influenced in the world today. He offered examples of brand images, such as Nike and BP, to made the students think of their favorite athletes and recent news and events. While Crow got an idea of how the students looked at things in the world, he also used a true story to get his point across. The story of the tragic death of Bloomsburg University’s student-athlete, Brian Savage, gave more impact to Crow’s presentation about hazing. Savage, a 19-year-old sophomore from Elizabeth, Pa., died at a party in which he was under the influence of alcohol. “He was drunk. His friends thought he was
asleep, and they just left him there” Crow said. Hazing is a term that describes various rituals and activities involving harassment, abuse or humiliation used as a way to initiate a person into a group. It is commonly used by university fraternities and sororities. “Hazing is in all elements of life,” Crow said, giving examples by showing various photographs of hazing activities. Facts and statistics were also shared. 55 percent of students participate in hazing, and 90 percent do not consider themselves to be hazed when going through certain processes of initiation. This is because when people think of hazing
they automatically get the thought of being harmed physically. Crow told students that hazing is not always physical abuse; it can also be mental and spiritual. “Dressing up like the Village People and parading around campus in order to get into a group is hazing,” said Crow after a few demonstrations. Students also learned that hazing is against the law in Pennsylvania. Even if a person agrees to being hazed, it is still illegal. After the presentation, students were expected to have a whole new look on hazing and its capabilities. “I hope you realize how serious hazing is and what it could lead to,” said Crow.
College Conservatives meet on campus SAM DIXON Arts & Entertainment Editor
CLARION, Pa. - Clarion College Conservatives learned about capitalism Sept 15, during a weekly meeting in Founders Hall in Clarion. Lawrence Carr, a welcomed speaker of the group and professor at Clarion University, informed the members about capitalism and what it means for today’s society. “Capitalism in a word is freedom,” said Carr, “As young people, you should create a vision. Where do you want this country to go?” Carr said it seems people are turning away from big business, and college campuses were at the forefront of that movement. However, it seems as if the conservative mindset is different he said. “Conservative-minded people are concerned
with too much government involvement,” said Carr. “They believe that the government is too intrusive, mismanages the economy and is limiting the freedom of industry.” Taxes were a topic of discussion for the group, and Carr wanted to make
sure they were as informed as possible. He directed members to fairtax.org, a site dedicated to the education of a new law that would soon be voted on. “This is something that’s going to come up in two years,” said Carr. “I’m not telling you to
be for or against it, but take a look at the whole impact of the tax.” Carr teaches finance at both the Clarion and Venango campuses. He first started working in the finance industry as a bill collector. After going back to school, Carr accepted a job at a bank where he would go on to be the Chief Finance Officer. Carr soon settled into teaching, where he has stayed for over 10 years. The group continued discussion after Carr was done speaking. The group encouraged every member to register to vote. Absentee ballots were also available at the meeting if members were unable to return home for the upcoming election. The Clarion College Conservatives meet every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Founders Hall at Clarion University.
Chartwells, students, faculty compromise on bake sales, dining KELSEY HUEBERT CLARION, Pa. - Chartwells has been providing food services for Clarion University for 45 years. A policy in the contract between the university and Chartwells says if an organization requires food service for a meeting or event, it must come to Chartwells to provide it. This policy, known as the right of first refusal, “basically pertains to catering services on university property,” said Jeff Gauger, Chartwells’ senior director of dining services. There are three reasons for it. “Chartwells has exclusive rights to cater food functions on campus,” said Gauger. “Part of out contract says the university desires to have a catering department. To provide that service we have to have the lion’s share of the events on campus, “We have three catering vehicles and a full time catering staff. To be able to pay for them, we have to have business to pay for the expenses.” “Chartwells contributes 4.5 percent of every dollar back to the university,” Gauger said. “Last year, that 4.5 percent added up to just under a quarter million dollars,” Gauger said, “and our competition off campus does not do that.” The third reason for the policy is safety. “We don’t know where it comes from,” Gauger said, “how it is stored, who’s preparing it, how it is held, whether temperatures are being taken or hands being washed. That puts the university in a bad situation. The university could be held liable if someone were to get sick or die.” Gauger said a right of first refusal is usually granted for an event where only the sponsor’s members are present.
“If a group was going to have a food donation from an outside restaurant or business,” Gauger said, “Chartwells couldn’t be competitive as far as price, so we would grant the right of first refusal.” If a group can prepare a cultural dish safely and more effectively than Chartwells, a right of first refusal is typically granted, Gauger said. The policy has been in place since the last renewal of chartwell’s contract with the university. “We are in year four of a seven-year contract,” said Gauger. Gauger said Recognized Student Organization bake sales fall under the right of first refusal policy “only because of food safety.” “An opinion from our state system legal counsel changes that a little,” said Gauger. Shawn Hoke, director of the center for leadership and involvement, said, “Senate Bill 828, passed early this year, deals with the topic of bake sales.” Known as the Pie Bill, 828, deals with liability in fundraisers. “We’ll have to amend the procedure,” Hoke said. Groups holding fundraisers “are not going to be able to sell things that have to be refrigerated. Items will have to be individually wrapped,” Hoke said. Hoke said groups organizing fundraisers will have to display a disclaimer notifying the public that the goods were prepared in a noninspected kitchen. Hoke said this “allows for the level of liability protection that the institution was concerned with.” “Chartwells does not want to get in the way of fundraisers,” said Gauger. “That was never the intent of the policy.” Hoke said he thinks the RSO Roundtable will be happy to hear the news.
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Advertising Club elects officers ALICIA MOYES Contributor
CLARION Pa. -The new Advertising club elected its first officers during its Sept. 21 meeting. Meagan Macurdy will be serving as the active president. Next was the position of vice president, this position was voted on and will be held by Madeline Cline. The members voted for the positions of public relations chair and treasurer. Laurie Waite and Brittany Panzo will fill these positions. Naomi O’Neil serves as the faculty adviser for the Clarion chapter.
Advertising is the business of drawing public attention to goods and services. Clarion University has one of the largest selections of mass communication classes in the state. This is the only student-run club for advertising students at the school. The next order of business to be discussed was the goals the club wants to accomplish. These were things written down on paper at the previous meeting that Macurdy had and morphed into six goals. These include going to New York City next semester to compete in the competition set up by the American Advertising
Federation, the national organization for an advertising club. Other goals are to boost resumes and get more involved in the community. “This is such a great opportunity to get involved in this advertising club. All of the other clubs are fantastic; but this directly relates to my major and is completely student-run, since this is the first semester it is on campus,” Stephanie Hunt said. Members pay $35 to the national organization for two semesters of membership. The advertising club held its first meeting on Sept. 14 and discussed
some of the club’s activities. Macurdy gave some information on herself the first day of the club. She said this was something she’d wanted to start on Clarion campus since she was a freshman. Macurdy is now a senior, and has fulfilled her goal of starting the club. The Advertising club’s next meeting will be held on Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. in 124 Becker Hall. Some of the other activities on campus that are open to the public but have an emphasis to communications students are the radio station WCUC FM 97.1, WCUB TV, The Clarion Call, PRSSA and Bazaar magazine.
Officials mull Human Services Transportation JACQUELYN REILLY News Staff
CLARION, Pa. - Clarion and Forest County commissioners met with potential contractors to discuss the future of the counties’ Human Service Transportation systems on Sept. 16. Clarion commissioners, Chairman David Cyphert, Donna Hartle and Tim Reddinger, and Forest County commissioners, Chairman R. James Parrett, Robert J. Snyder and Basil D. Huffman, held a pre-proposal conference to discuss the upcoming plans to hire a nongovernment contractor to evaluate the current management of the HST systems in both counties. The meeting, which took place at the Clarion County Courthouse, was overseen by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation representative,
Chris Spahr. After a study by PennDOT in 2009, Pennsylvania counties were given suggestions on how to control costs and increase service quality of their transportation systems. “The idea that came about by two counties and PennDOT, was to perform revisions of county systems and offer a plan,” Spahr said. Clarion and Forest counties formulated a plan to merge the two county’s HST systems. “PennDOT received ideas from different counties to do a pilot project,” said Spahr, “Forest County was approached to consolidate the two counties.” This meeting was held to discuss the main reasons for the merge and the expectations the counties have of the potential contractor, said Stephanie Wilshire, Clari-
on County’s Area Agency on Aging transportation director. Increasing amount of users of the programs was a main factor to the idea of developing a new system. The contractor will incorporate a business-like program that will handle funding of the programs and be cost effective, said Wilshire. HST programs include operating contracts with Shared Ride Transportation Program, Medical Assistance Transportation Program, Rural Transportation Program for Person with Disabilities and Aging Transportation Services Block Grant Program. Spahr gave an overview of the outline given to the contractors in advance. The outline included the timeline, programs involved in HST, current county budgets and requirements of the contractors.
Twelve firms were in attendance for the meeting and were given the opportunity to voice questions regarding the project. These questions and other submitted prior to the meeting will be available by Sept. 24 on the Clarion County website. The reconstructing of the counties’ HST service will be developed into two parts. Phase 1 will be an evaluation by the contractor of the current HST systems. Phase 2 will involve both counties’ decisions on whether to merge HST systems or operate the systems independently. Both counties are expecting to enter into a two year Initial Contract Period with a contractor by April 1. Official proposals from contractors will be accepted at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Clarion Commissioners on Oct. 12.
Pa. House approves natural-gas shale drilling tax MARK SCOLFORO AP Exchange
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania House on Wednesday approved a bill that would impose the state’s first-ever tax on natural gas extraction, advancing a plan to split the proceeds among the state’s general fund, environmental programs and local governments. The 104-94 vote was a major step toward collecting revenue from the drilling boom in a wide swath of the state that overlays the Marcellus Shale gas formation. The vote was immediately praised by the environmental advocacy group PennFuture as a “reasonable and robust tax.” But the bill requires approval by the Republicancontrolled state Senate, and earlier Wednesday a leading GOP senator said it contained a tax rate that was too high and that it did not devote sufficient money to communities in the shale region. The House-passed measure sets a rate of 39 cents per 1,000 cubic feet, which Republicans
called the nation’s highest rate — a claim disputed by Democrats. A legislative analysis said it would net more than $316 million in 2011-12, its first full year, an amount that would rise to $578 million by 2014-15. It would dedicate 60 percent of the revenue for environmental needs and local municipalities, with the rest going into the state general fund. However, for the first three years, that split will be made only after the first $70 million goes to the cash-strapped general fund and $5 million for job training. Local governments would get 16 percent of the revenue, much of it targeted for areas in which drilling is being conducted. Twelve Republicans broke ranks to vote for the bill, all of them representing districts located in eastern Pennsylvania and suburban Philadelphia, regions where there is no drilling and public support for environmental causes is relatively high.
All nine Democrats who voted against it are from western districts, where voters have been steadily migrating toward the GOP in recent cycles. House Democratic leaders said afterward that all elements were still open to negotiation, and that they hoped to begin talks with Senate leaders as soon as possible. Time is running out for passage: The Senate has three scheduled voting days the rest of the year. Supporters said the tax represented a way to siphon money from the gas to pay for the impact of the burgeoning industry on the state, such as on roads and water supplies, and noted that all other big natural gas drilling state impose taxes. Most House Republicans voted against the bill, however, arguing that a new levy could put a damper on business activity that was creating jobs and economic opportunities in rural areas where they are badly needed. House Minority Leader Sam Smith, R-Jefferson,
said many House Republicans are against a tax of any kind, raising doubts about whether any deal will get support in all four legislative caucuses. “Ironically, this bill is neither a pro-environment bill or a pro-industry bill,” he said. “It’s a pro-government bill.” Senate President Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, said earlier Wednesday that the bill did not do enough to help communities that host drilling activity and that some of the parliamentary methods used to move the bill the House may not pass constitutional muster. A spokesman for Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell said he was happy to see the bill pass the House, and he expected all parties to compromise in the final phase of negotiations. “The overall dollar amounts are in line with the governor’s proposal,” said Rendell press secretary Gary Tuma. “The distribution, that’s a starting point for negotiations, and obviously the Senate is going to weigh in, we’re going to weigh in.”
Pa. lawmaker says he fended off gunpoint mugging AP EXCHANGE HARRISBURG, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania lawmaker reports four teens tried to mug him at gunpoint as he returned to his Harrisburg apart-
ment after a late dinner with colleagues. Rep. Tim Solobay, 54, of Canonsburg says he was getting out of his car around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday when the group ordered him to give up
his valuables. He says one teen had a gun. Solobay says he lunged at the teens, causing most to flee. He says he then got back in his car and sounded its fire siren, scaring off the gunman.
Police later arrested two 16-year-olds and charged them with robbery and conspiracy. Solobay is a 12-year Democratic representative running for state Senate.
An ATV crash killed Traci Lou Fair, 38, of Parker, Pa. on Sept. 25 on Terwilliger Road in Perry Township, Trooper Ronald Calderone reports. Police said Fair was not wearing a helmet. Fair drove off the east berm and rolled onto the roadway, police said. Stephanie Manno, 28, Portvue, Pa., and Naomi Palonen, 22, Mercer, Pa., are accused of taking items from Wal-Mart in Monroe Township Sept. 25, then attempting to leave without paying, police said. Shane Varner, 27, Sligo, Pa., is cited for disorderly conduct on Sept. 25 at the intersection of State Route 68 and Piney Dam Road in Monroe Township. after repeatedly using obscene language, police said. Unknown actors threw beer bottles at cars owned by Parker White, 22, Clarion, Pa., and Jessica Metzger, 18, Brookville, Pa., on Sept 26 damaging windshields, police said. Pennsylvania State Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 814-226-1710. Kelly and Ashley Roush, Clarion, Pa., are charged with harassment after pushing Kayla Wurster, Clarion, Pa., to the ground on Sept. 24 on a private property near CAA Lane, Clarion Township, and striking Wurster about the face and head, causing injury, police said. Scott Day is charged with disorderly conduct on Sept. 24 at the intersection of Fourth and Wood Streets, Clarion, Pa., after being warned to keep it down, then yelling loudly, police said. Tiffany Martin, 35, of Sligo, Pa., is accused of causing public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm by making unresonable noise at Wal-Mart in Monroe Township. on Sept. 25 while involved in an argument with another person, police said. Eunice M. Lieberum, 69, St. Petersburg, Pa., is charged with disorderly conduct and disobedience to authorized persons directing traffic on Sept. 21 at the intersection of State Route 58 and State Route 478 in St. Petersburgh Borough, police said. Police said Lieberum failed to obey a fire chief, used obscene language and attempted to drive through an evacuated area marked with police and caution tape due to a suspicious briefcase placed in front of the St. Petersburg post office. Lieberum had to be physically stopped from entering the evacuated area and failed to immediately comply with orders and provide identification, police said. Trooper Craddock, on Sept. 20, reports that a 20-year-old female of Shippenville, Pa., falsely reported being raped in Monroe Township. Trooper Keith Allen reports while assisting a Troop C Computer Crimes Investigator, a marijuana growing operation was located at a residence in Knox Borough, Pa., on Sept. 23. The investigation continues. Unknown actors removed a Big Game brand tree stand, a Loggy Bayou brand tree stand and ladder sticks owned by Gilbert Steighner, 38, of Chicora, Pa., in Madison Township. sometime between Sept. 12 and Sept. 24, police said. The Estimated value of the items is $490. Pennsylvania State Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 814-226-1710. Trooper Manns reports unknown actors stole a 200 gallon portable air tank belonging to Allen Beichner of Shippenville, Pa., sometime between Aug. 16 and Aug. 18 in Elk Township. Pennsylvania State Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 814226-1710. Melvin Scott Himes, 47, Mayport, Pa., is charged with DUI on Sept. 24, along Stoney Lonesome Road in Clarion Township, police said. Trooper James E. Gezik reports an unknown actor removed a 13-week-old Dachshund puppy from the property of William Andrew Conner, 57, of Clarion, Pa. Pennsylvania State Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 814-226-1710. State Police report Bethany R. Beichner, 20, of Oil City, Pa., was traveling too fast in her 2007 Kia Optima on Sept. 22 as she crested a small hill on U.S. 322 in Ashland Township. and was unable to avoid collision with a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan operated by Kenneth A. Smith, 76, of Venus, Pa. Both were wearing seatbelts, and neither were injured, police said. The Clarion Call encourages everyone to have a safe and responsible Autumn Leaf Festival!
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Viewpoint: Bigotry against Muslims has reached a new low
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MIKE RAMSEY Online Editor
ll summer, we as a nation were subjected to much manufactured outrage over the Park 51 Muslim community center set to be built in lower Manhattan, a few blocks away from the former site of the World Trade Center towers. The vast majority of New Yorkers weren’t against it. It was established over and over that the owners of the site (which now is home to a derelict Burlington Coat Factory) have every right to build whatever they please on their property. Feisal Abdul Rauf, the New York City imam who would lead the new community center, has been demonized in the right-wing media as a terrorism-connected monster. But he was quickly revealed to be a Muslim leader with stellar moderate bona fides. To the people protesting against Park 51, none of this matters. To them, the project isn’t a community center complete with basketball courts and a swimming pool, comparable to a YMCA (whose
“A decade of scapegoating has led to all Muslims being treated as an “other” to be hated and feared in the minds of millions of Americans.” initials, some often forget, stand for Young Man’s Christian Association), it’s an insidious invasion by a terrifying foreign menace. Forget that Imam Rauf has been living in New York City since moving there as a child in the 1960’s, or that he was chosen to assist with Muslim outreach in the Middle East by George W. Bush’s State Department. A decade of scapegoating has led to all Muslims being treated as “others” to be hated and feared in the minds of millions of Americans. While we should not forget the responsibility that radicalized, politicized Islam has for motivating terrorists to kill, we must not let fear and prejudice get the best of us. We must recognize that there is a difference between the kind of Islam that drives disaffected young men to strap bombs to their chests and the kind that lives up to the ideals of peace and gentleness preached by mainstream imams. A similar difference exists between the kind of Christianity that
motivates volunteering at a soup kitchen and the kind that inspires the assassination of doctors who provide abortions. Not recognizing this difference leads to disastrous consequences, recently demonstrated in Sidney, N.Y. when the town board sought an injunction to stop the burial of Muslims in a graveyard owned by another Muslim house of worship. This would be appalling by itself, considering that the town council approved the land for use as a cemetery by the mosque in 2005, but the locals are so blinded by their hatred of all things Muslim that they are even demanding that Muslims already buried there be disinterred and moved outside the city limits. This kind of bigotry is corrosive to a free society. If your hatred of anyone is so powerful that it extends even beyond the grave, it may be time to get some help. Your family and your country will thank you. -The writer is a senior Art major and the Online Editor of The Clarion Call.
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“What’s your favorite part of Autumn Leaf Festival?” PHOTOS AND TEXT BY: JARED LAMPMAN
JIMI WIKANDER SENIOR WRITING
“I like the traffic and seeing friends.”
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“The food is really good but somewhat expensive. The games are pretty cool too.”
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“I thoroughly enjoyed the bratwurst and the livelihood of Clarion during ALF.”
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“This is my first A.L.F. experience. I’m very impressed by the hype surrounding ALF.”
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Woman pleads not guilty in Wash. acid hoax case NIGEL DUARA AP Exchange
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Her face red and blotchy but largely unbandaged, a 28-year-old Vancouver woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges arising from her false claim that a stranger splashed acid in her face. Bethany Storro has confessed that she made up the story about the facial burns she suffered Aug. 30, saying she put drain cleaner on her face trying to kill herself. The case drew national attention to the recently divorced woman who works for a grocery chain, and brought in nearly $28,000 in donations to
help with medical bills. Storro faces three theft charges. Court records show spent about $1,500 of the donations on such things as dinners for her parents, clothes for herself and a bill for an August laser facial peel. The accounts containing the donations have been frozen and her parents have said the money will be returned. The hearing in Clark County Superior Court was the first time she’d been in public since a hospital press conference Sept. 1 when her head was covered with bandaging. On Wednesday, she had one small bandage on her nose. Standing
between prosecutor Tony Golik and her attorney, Andrew Wheeler, Storro spoke two words during her brief appearance, answering “yes” when Judge John Nichols asked her whether she understood the charges and whether she was pleading not guilty. The prosecution doesn’t consider her a flight risk, and she hasn’t been jailed. After the hearing, Storro walked about 40 feet away from the courthouse complex to a waiting car and didn’t respond to a barrage of questions from journalists. Her trial is scheduled Dec. 20.
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Homecoming court to be introduced at pep rally ALIZAH THORNTON Features Staff
Autumn is here once again. At Clarion that means the start of the Autumn Leaf Festival, otherwise known as ALF. The weekend of ALF is also Homecoming Weekend for the university, which is full of fun activities for the students and their families to attend. The main event for students is homecoming and the announcement of the homecoming court. The student body voted for the individuals they wanted to see on the court for this year. A table was set up Sept. 14-16 in the lower level of the Gemmell Student Center for voting. There were specific times that students could go and cast their votes for individuals from each of the classes. The students with the most votes made another round in the homecoming voting. The king and queen (for seniors), as well as class representatives, will be announced at the Pep Rally today.The court is comprised of 18 students ranging from freshmen to seniors.
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(Top) Ethan Bardell, James McGairy, D’Shanna Frediricks, Amanda Stockhausen Rachel Rowe work on signs for homecoming. pep rally
Tob acco shop seeks to d i ve r s i f y w i t h f o o d m e n u JOSH BYERS Features Staff
Tobacco, novelty gifts and food needs can be filled at a store on the corner of Greenville and Main Street, but barely anyone realizes this. Shicks, the tobacco and novelty store located at the corner of Greenville Avenue and Main Street in Clarion, Pa., is expanding its business and adding food to the other items that are sold in the store. The store is a struggling, familyowned business solely dependent on the college students of Clarion University. The conversion wasn’t too easy said Randy Shick Sr. “The store conversion was costly, and had a lot of paper work to get approval from the city to get it in. But the hardest task is getting the people to be aware of what our products are. We’re trying to be innovative. “We’re trying to bring some Southwest, some Midwest and Northeastern type food. We’re trying to find a way to market it so people will understand that we have a bit of everything.” said Shick Sr. Shick Sr., 55, and Randy Shick Jr., 20, run the store. Generally Shicks focuses on a large supply of tobacco products. Shicks also sells an assortment of novelty gifts and food items. Shicks is trying to be more of a social and friendly place. Randy Shick Jr. said, “We’re trying to be a cool hangout for students to come to when they’re bored … We give you that personal touch. I hope that our changes influence other
places to be more welcoming to college kids.” Shicks has been open for roughly a year and a month and wasn’t having too much luck just as a tobacco and novelty store. The owners said they decided to try to move the store toward a more dining-oriented experience. Randy Shick Jr. said, “We are really pushing the food because we want the store to be more of a restaurant.” Shick Jr. Says, “We want people to come in, just to see the store and talk a bit, even if they don’t buy anything while they’re here. We’re like ground zero, trying to start it, so this is a place for college kids to go. We embrace everyone, especially the college kids.” “I love the store, and fully endorse it, especially the great food!” said Clarion University student and frequent customer, George Jones, Randy Shick Sr. has had involvement in restaurant style places before, running stores of his own with his son’s assistance. Shick Sr. added that he wants to hire more people to the staff. “We have more of a deli. I’m concerned that people aren’t use to the homemade aspect of the store yet, and because we’re a store maybe we shouldn’t have a restaurant. What they don’t understand is that we aren’t a chain store, we have a little bit of everything,” said Randy Shick Sr. Shicks offers daily specials and a delivery service (with a minimum $2 delivery charge). With a saying like: “There is no such thing as too much meat,” who wouldn’t want to eat there?
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(Bottom) Shick’s Gift and Tobacco Shoppe sell a variety of tobacco and novelty products in addition to their food selections.
Alumnus shares views on THIS MARK LIBERTO
Students might remember a certain e-mail that was sent out last spring with the strange acronym THIS entered in the subject field. While some might have carelessly deleted the messages from their mailbox, others chose to open them up. What they found inside was an opportunity of a lifetime. For it was their first exposure to the magnus opus of internships, The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS). The Harrisburg Internship Semester is a semester-long, 15-credit program in which one student is chosen from
each of the 14-affiliated state universities to participate. In order to qualify you must be a junior or senior, have over 45 credits, and have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average. Students are placed in a respected state agency in Harrisburg where they exposed to the basic and advanced functions of local government and public policy. During the course of the semester they will also take on the workload of independently researched papers as well as a Monday night seminar course on public policy. I was one of the students last spring who happened to open the e-mail with that strange acronym.
As my eyes read further down the screen, my heart began to race as I realized the opportunity that I had in front of me. I quickly gathered and handed in all of the necessary application materials. Four months have gone by, and now I find myself waking up early every morning in order to put on a suit and head into the office where I was placed, the Bureau for Historic Preservation. I have gained knowledge down here that I could have never obtained in the classroom. I am networking with state and federal legislators, calling office meetings and learning during every second of every day. The reason I am writing this article
is not to brag, but to encourage every student at Clarion to apply for this program. In the competitive world we live in you need every possible advantage to guarantee that job or graduate program. THIS is just what you need! Not only do you gain the experience of a lifetime, but your living expenses are paid for thanks to a gracious stipend. The pros clearly outweigh the cons here. In fact, I would go as far as saying that there are no cons. So stop lollygagging around and go see the campus coordinator for Clarion, Dr. Barry Sweet, for more information. He can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.
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Clarion faculty like their students
Dr. Eagle, The Autumn Leaf Festival is coming up this week, and I am so excited about it. The problem is that I am underage and I don’t know what I can do around Clarion to really enjoy myself. Do you have any suggestions as to what I can do with my friends to have a good time and still enjoy Autumn Leaf? Signed, Underage Dear Underage, This week can be a lot of fun if you do it the right way. My biggest recommendation is to not attend any parties where there will be alcohol. This week is a prime time for police to be out looking for underage drinkers, so my best advice to you is to just stay away from those parties. There are a lot of things that you and your friends can do. The Autumn Leaf Festival has a ton of food booths set up on Main Street through Sunday Oct. 3. Here are some of the activities that you can partake in as well: Thursday, Sept. 30: “Eugene and the NightCrawlers” in front of the courthouse, 7-9 p.m. Clarion University Homecoming “Pep Rally” in Tippin Gym, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1: Crafters Day on Main Street, 8 a.m.5 p.m. Concert in the Park in front of the courthouse 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2: “Tournament of the Leaves” Parade on Main Street, Noon Clarion University Homecoming Football Game at Stadium, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3: Williams Junior Olympics at the Stadium, 1:30-3:30 p.m. I hope with this information you will be able to find something fun to do during ALF!! Signed, Dr. Eagle Dr. Eagle is written by Melissa Beam of the Keeling Health Center. For more information or to suggest a topic, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a study originated by a former Clarion University dean and conducted by Dr. Frank Battista, Professor Emeritus and former CUP Director of Research faculty and nonfaculty were given the opportunity to respond to to a sixteen item questionnaire which included the following question: “A leisurely stroll around the campus or in buildings that house classrooms seem to indicate that our students are polite, well-mannered, and respectful. Do you Agree?” Most Students fit this description. Eighty Percent of nonfaculty indicated, “most students fit this description.” Only 20 percent disagreed. However 100 percent of tenured faculty agreed. Unfortunately on campuses throughout the country, students get a bad rap. It’s true that in any large group of people there exist a very small minority whose behavior is undesirable. While the researcher doesn’t know, he suspects that college students are to be judged by the conduct of others.
Another university question referred to morale; “How would you describe the overall morale at Clarion University?” Ninety-two percent of non-faculty members said that morale was “poor,” while eight indicated “fair.” Seventy-two percent of tenured-faculty, on the other hand, said morale was “fair”; only 16 percent said it was poor and 12 percent did not respond. Daily in the media polls are conducted include small and large businesses that sincerely want to know “How are we doing? Do you have any suggestion how we can be better?” In fact, students evaluate all their professors in order to provide administrators data that they often use to deny or extend tenure or promotion when students respond either positively or negatively. An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education stated that 800,000 college instructors are “temporaries,” which often results in larger classes and sometimesincompetent personnel.
In fact, non-faculty and faculty members who retire are frequently not replaced. For example, in one department at CUP, 20 years ago there were 17 faculty today, there are only four and the enrollment has increased during that period of time. In addition, secretaries of one department may be required to provide secretarial services to an additional department, usually because of insufficient funding by the state. Battista has not released his other findings, nor will he to the general public unless it is in the best interest of the university. A trustee and one administrator told the researcher that his study would provide administrators useful information to make more meaningful decisions. Other items in this study included how faculty administrators and nonfaculty felt about racism, affirmative action, possible faculty strikes, administrative performance, office of social equity, and changes that are needed.
Colorado tracks medical marijuana use KRISTEN WYATT AP Exchange
DENVER — Colorado wants to set up a first-in-thenation tracking system of medical marijuana purchases to deter people from buying vast amounts of pot and selling it on the black market. Patients and marijuana advocates fear they will be harassed by a Big Brother-type intrusion as computers and video cameras monitor every ounce of pot sold in the state. Officials are also considering fingerprinting marijuana patients and keeping tabs on pot with radiofrequency devices. “This is a matter of my functioning daily living,” said Diane Bilyeu, a 49-year-old woman who sometimes consumes up to 2 grams of pot in a day to treat her chronic pain since losing her right arm and leg in a 1997 car accident. “Some days I need more or less. I don’t know what business it is of the government’s.” Officials say the regulations will provide basic protections to ensure that the system isn’t being abused by drug dealers and users. Medical marijuana has been legal in Colorado since 2000, but the recent proliferation of marijuana dispensaries prompted state lawmakers this year to pass a series of new regulations. It is an issue playing out around the country with 14 states allowing medical marijuana and possibly more to come under November ballot measures. No state has gone so far to track pot purchases from seed to sale like Colorado is proposing, and regulators say their tracking plans could be a model for other states. Montana lawmakers are expected to consider medical marijuana tracking in that state when they convene next year. Specifics of Colorado’s tracking plans haven’t yet
been drafted. Regulators say they’ll have a plan by January to use video surveillance and a central computer system to flag multiple purchases. Other ideas include using biometrics to track patients, requiring a fingerprint scan before each sale to make sure the customer matches the marijuana card. They are also considering mandating that medical pot include radio-frequency identification devices, somewhat like coded tags on library books, to keep track of who’s getting what. “It’s akin to the protections that are in place for pharmacies, or a wagering line at a horse or dog track,” said Matt Cook, the senior director for medical marijuana enforcement for the Colorado Department of Revenue. “You need to maintain the public confidence in what is going on, and the only way to do that is through these systems.” Cook said the state has no clue how much medical marijuana now is ending up on the black market because it lacks central tracking. An unscrupulous buyer could shop at several dispensaries and stock up on large quantities of pot, with no way to notice that Patient X is buying marijuana from multiple businesses. Cook described a scenario where a patient card is used to buy marijuana several times in one day from dispensaries located far apart. Under the tracking system, the state would be alerted of possible fraud and would notify all dispensaries not to sell to that patient until the state can verify that it is indeed the same person buying all the pot, which would be done through video surveillance soon to be required at pot shops. But patients are vowing to fight tracking plans. They’re especially alarmed that state regulators have yet to issue specifics on how the tracking would work.
Coalition promotes clean-coal energy The American coalition for Clean Coal Energy is a group working in the interest of clean coal technologies. According to ACCCE, the clean energy refers to many different technologies that have been developed to reduce air emissions from coal-fueled power plants. ACCCE says that the United States government would greatly benefit from coal technology by reducing taxpayer costs, and the costs for the government would be a wise investment. ACCCE has a number of reasons for converting to clean coal energy. For one, coal is abundant, and at current rate, coal is capable of meeting domestic demand for 200 years, says ACCCE. Also, a quarter of
all known coal reserves on Earth are in America. ACCCE says coal is affordable, and the electricity generated by coal is roughly one-third to one-fourth the cost of that generated by other fossil fuels, and is much more stably priced over the past 19 years than other fossil fuels. Also, ACCCE cites that cost would be competitive advantage, and that generally, states that rely on coal have lower electrical rate. ACCCE states that about half of America’s households spend nearly 20 percent of their after-tax income on families. According to ACCCE, lower income families would be more affected by the increase in energy costs, as energy represents a larger percentage of their expenditure.
Sept. 30-Oct. 3 ALF Celebration! Get out there! Oct. 4 5-6:30 German Club Davis, 201 6-8 Health Career Club, Carlson Level A Oct. 5 10:30-2:00 Accounting Club Bake Sale, Still Lobby 1-2 Mathematics Club, STC 125 Oct. 6 10:30-2 Accounting Club Bake Sale, Still Lobby 3:30-4:30 Photography Club, Frame 105 7:30-9 English Club Meeting, Davis 102 7:455-9:30 Campus Crusade for Christ, 8-10 Anime Club, Gemmell 146
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Classifieds FOR RENT Housing available for 1-8 students for Summer/Fall 2011 and Spring 2012. Call Brian at 814-227-8028. Eagle Park Apartments Fully furnished, includes utilities, 3 blocks from campus. Leasing for Spring, Summer and Fall. Safe, clean and beautiful. 814-226-4300. www. eagle-park.net, 301 Grand Avenue, Clarion, PA 16214 LAKEN APARTMENTS: Available 2 bedroom apartment Fall 2010/ Spring 2011. 814-745-3121 LAKEN APARTMENTS~ Houses and apartments available for Fall 2011/ Spring 2011 and Summer 2011. Fully furnished, utilities included. Apartment 1 and 2 bedroom, 1-3 person occupancy.Houses2-8.www. lakenapartments.com; www.lakenapartments. webs.com. 814-7453121 or 814-229-1682. ROLL OUT OF BED TO G O T O C L A S S ! Houses and apartments next to campus. See them at www.grayandcompany. net or call FREE Gray and Co. 887-562-1020 3 Bedroom apartment on Wilson Ave. Catty-corner from Gemmell. Remodeled/ Furnished. 2 to 4 students. No Pets. 814-389-3000
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2 bedroom house for 2 females, campus close. 814-226-6867. Student rental on 5th ave. 5 bedrooms 2 baths. Available for 20102011.Call Shannon at 814-568-1196 Serious Student - Are you looking for a free place to live? Do you like horses? We offer free room and board in our home for occasional chores and house sitting. 7 miles from campus. Call 814-379-3759. email@example.com Houses & Aparments available for Fall 2011/ Spring 2012. Check out our website at www.silversprings rentalsonline.com
HELP WANTED Gymnastics/Cheer Tumble Coach position Available! Experience Necessary. If interested; Please send Resume to: leapoffaithgym@yahoo. com Or you may call 814-745-3121 to make an appointment for an interview. Physically handicapped faculty member needs assistance in swimming for fall and spring semesters. Will pay $16.00 per swim session. Please call Dr. Lynn Smith at 393-2633 or send e-mail message: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTIVITIES Student Senate is looking for 2 Freshmen who are willing to be the voice for the entire student body! Pick up an application at the Senate office, 268 Gemmell. Applications are due by October 4. Clarion Call will have a booth Sept 25 thru Oct 3 from mid to late morning in Memorial Park. Stop by and see us!
PERSONALS Have a fun but safe Autumn Leaf Festival! JER & JAMES - something about meat & (potatoes).
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8 Clarion Call Features Libraries become more tech-savy THE
JEANNIE NUSS AP Exchange
GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Libraries are tweeting, texting and launching smart-phone apps as they try to keep up with the biblio-techs — a computer-savvy class of people who consider card catalogs as vintage as typewriters. And they seem to be pulling it off. Since libraries started rebranding themselves for the iPod generation, thousands of music geeks have downloaded free songs from library websites. And with many more bookworms waiting months to check out wireless reading devices, libraries are shrugging off the notion that the Internet shelved them alongside dusty books. “People tend to have this antiquated version of libraries, like there’s not much more inside than books and microfiche,” says Hiller Goodspeed, a 22-year-old graphic designer in Orlando, Fla., who uses the Orange County Library System’s iPhone app to discover foreign films. The latest national data from the American Library Association shows that library visits and circulation climbed nearly 20 percent from 1999 to 2008. Since then, experts say technology has continued to drive in-person visits, circulation and usage. “It also brings people back to the library that might have left thinking that the library wasn’t relevant for them,” says Chris Tonjes, the information technology director at the public library in Washington, D.C. Public library systems have provided free Internet access and lent movies and music for years. They have a good track record of syncing up with past technological advances, from vinyl to VHS. “They’ve always had competition,” says Roger Levien, a strategy consultant in Stamford, Conn., who also serves as an American Library Association fellow. “Bookstores have existed in the past. I’m sure
they will find ways to adapt.” Now, the digital sphere is expanding: 82 percent of the nation’s more than 16,000 public libraries have Wi-Fi — up from 37 percent four years ago, according to the American Library Association. Since the recession hit, more people are turning to libraries to surf the Web and try out digital gadgets. In Princeton, N.J., 44 people are waiting to borrow Kindles. Roya Karimian, 32, flipped through the preloaded e-pages of “Little Women” after two months on the waiting list. “I had already read it, but I wanted to experience reading it on the Kindle,” Karimian says. A growing number of libraries are launching mobile websites and smart-phone applications, says Jason Griffey, author of “Mobile Technology and Libraries.” No one keeps tabs of exactly how many, but a recent iPhone app search showed more than a dozen public libraries. The Grandview Heights Public Library in suburban Columbus, Ohio, spent $4,500 — a third of what the library spent on CDs — to give patrons access to songs by artists from Beyonce to Merle Haggard using a music-downloading service called Freegal. Online services point to technology as a cheaper means to boost circulation. The Cuyahoga County Public Library near Cleveland laid off 41 employees and cut back on hours after its budget shrank by $10 million. But it still maintains a Twitter account and texts patrons when items are about to become overdue. As more libraries log on to social media, their lexicon is changing, replacing “Shh!” with “LOL.” In Florida, the Orange County library’s Twitter feed sounds more like a frat boy than a librarian: “There’s more to OCLS than just being really, really ridiculously good looking. We created an App!” Crops of social networking sites are popping up
specifically for bookworms — electronic or otherwise — and library junkies. Jennifer Reeder, a 35-year-old mother of two in suburban Phoenix, tracks her reading stats on Goodreads.com: 12,431 pages so far this year — most of them in library books. “When I was growing up, I always felt like a library was where I was supposed to go and like do homework,” Reeder says. Now, it’s where she checks out audio books for her kids’ iPods and sates her addiction to iTunes with free downloads of songs by Pink and the cast of “Glee.” Even the brick-and-mortar buildings are evolving, as libraries cater to a generation with smart phones stapled to their hands and music plugged into their ears. Sleek study areas give off a coffee-shop vibe, while silence seekers are relegated to nooks. Self-checkout stations feel more like supermarkets, with patrons ringing up books and DVDs instead of boxes of cereal. Libraries are designing new branches as hybrid technology centers — dedicating more space to computer labs and meeting rooms. The Central Library in Seattle houses some 400 public computers — some of them clustered in rows with cafeteria-chic chairs, compared with 75 computers in the old building. The building opened in 2004 and looks more like Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, than the imposing stone or brick building that’s come to symbolize a library. “The traditional function of a library, of being a place where people can come to get information, to learn, to relax, to kind of lose themselves in books, is going to continue,” says Tonjes, of the D.C. Public Library. “It’s just not going to be constrained by physical boundaries.”
Soup kitchen and grass fields threatened in Haiti JONATHAN M KATZ AP Exchange
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— On the edge of a ruined city of concrete and tin, fallen walls reveal what for decades was a hidden refuge: a field of well-trimmed grass. This patch of green, hand cut with machetes, is one of two owned by the nonprofit Haitian sports academy L’Athletique D’Haiti. For nearly 16 years before the Jan. 12 earthquake, the organization used its nearly 40 acres to provide free training, education, meals and medical care. Now add housing to the list: it has 2,000 homeless families on its fields under blue tents and ragged tarps. The soccer pitches and running tracks in the destitute Cite Soleil slum are a physical embodiment of the grassroots aid experts say is needed in Haiti — an example of Haitians helping themselves. Yet despite the billions donated to Haiti after the disaster, L’Athletique and many other small groups are scrambling to stay afloat amid crushing demand. Less than 15 percent of the $4.7 billion pledged for 2010-11 at the U.N. donors conference in March has been disbursed, along with some debt relief, and donors tend to prefer large, known groups to small community ones. Community groups that provide help to overlooked or rural neighborhoods say foreign governments and international donors have failed to support them. “The large charities have a lot of money in their bank accounts that’s
not getting spent in Haiti,” said Melinda Miles of the Haiti Response Coalition, a consortium of local groups that banded together after the quake. “To be honest with their donors, and really be accountable to the Haitians whose names they used to raise the money, they need to put it into Haitian-led plans.” Miles’ group, KONPAY, provides environmental and food support to the quake-ravaged southeast through tree planting, seed distribution and other programs. The group quickly spent the modest donations it received for immediate earthquake relief, and is now struggling to fund its $200,000-a-year budget, she said. Others are in worse shape. Deeper into Cite Soleil, a group called the Movement of Action for Development has been providing food and art workshops for 400 children and adult women since 2004, but the nonprofit recognized by the Haitian government has never been able to get international funding. Unable to cope with demand, it shut down its food kitchen in the chronically malnourished district. Through July, the American Red Cross had spent a third of the $480 million it raised for Haiti after the quake. Country spokeswoman Julie Sell said that pace is a result of careful auditing and an effort not to dump money blindly on unproven projects. The organization supports some Haiti-based organizations, such as the nationwide microfinance bank Fonkoze, but avoids those it deems unviable. Duval says his group’s small scale helps it quickly sort through problems.
While the government and major nonprofits struggle to clear rubble across the capital, Duval paid people to dump 20 cubic yards of debris on one of his soccer fields to help improve drainage. More importantly, L’Athletique has helped thousands of children like 13-year-old Esther Frederique. The tall girl with braids learned to sprint and race in the grassy field, her shelter from the violence of the surrounding slum. The quake hit late on a Tuesday afternoon. The shockwave blasted through the field where Esther and friends were training, throwing them to the ground. For days, the capital was a mess of dust clouds, bodies and chaos. But within days many children began returning to the field, looking for friends and mentors. Their families soon followed. “I wanted to be closer to where Esther trains,” said her mother, Thenante Sylvain, holding her youngest baby outside the nest of plastic sheeting where the family of seven lives. “Besides, we had nowhere else to go.” Thanks in large part to Duval’s fluent English and media savvy, an influx of foreign volunteers and money kept L’Athletique’s $30,000-a-year program running. Its renown helped too: Its alumni fill Haiti’s national soccer league and do well in youth tournaments around the world. But its future is uncertain. Walls that once kept out bandits are gone. A volunteer died in the quake; at least 11 more in a bus crash on cracked highways a few months later. Its students, many of whom have lost parents or friends,
are deeply traumatized, their families struggling more than ever just to eat. And Duval says post-quake land speculators are trying to force the program off the property to make way for reconstruction projects. As is often the case in Haiti, there are competing claims for the property on which L’Athletique has operated for nearly two decades. Duval, once a human rights activist imprisoned by the ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, has refused to move. In July, he was detained under a court order from the competing landowner by a judge and police firing shotguns in the air. But he was released within an hour, as families of his students protested outside the justice of the peace, and no charges have been leveled since. For Esther and her friends, L’Athletique is a lifeline. Each day she walks the short distance from the family tent to running practice, winding around pools of standing water in flip flops, shorts and her training shirt. She carries a change of clothes in a little black purse, and practices starting, pacing and racing techniques all in bare feet. Students are required to be in school to participate in the program, so for those who cannot afford Haiti’s expensive and mostly private institutions, it provides classes for free. Esther and her friends were on the field when the police came. She said the incident made her parents eager to find a permanent home, but she’ll keep coming back to train. “We like it here,” she said.
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Crowning a Miss Clarion University JACQUELYN REILLY
Arts & Entertainment Staff
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Jasmine Glanton waves to the audience after being crowned Miss Clarion University.
Masked contestants took the stage to compete for the crown at this year’s Miss Clarion University Pageant. “A Masquerade Affair” was the theme for the 2010 Miss CU Pageant, hosted by the University Activities Board, Sept. 23 at Gemmell Multi Purpose Room. The event theme was chosen by the coordinator of the pageant, Elizabeth Torres. “I just wanted to try something different, something other than just them walking out normally, and the masquerade theme came to mind. They [contestants] really like the idea, so I just stuck with it,” said Torres. Purple, silver, and blue balloons and stars donned the stage as contestants individually came foreword to open the show. Each girl wore a masquerade ball mask and a black decorated Miss CU shirt, all adopting their own personal style to the shirt. Seniors Amber Alsop, LaShawna McHenry and Sasha Young, sophomores, Jessica Franco, Taneika Chambers, Jasmine Glanton and freshmen, Brittany Platz and Jenae Van Doorne participated in this year’s event. Originally 10 girls were slotted to compete, but two dropped from the competition, said Torres. The eight contestants competed in a series of events, earning scores from
judges and for the question portion of the competition. The selection of judges included Kelly Ryan, Brian Hoover and Brandy Daye. Scores were distributed to the contestants by the judges in four of the five events. “What Do You Know About CUP.?” was the only event contestants earned their own points and not scores from the judges. The contestants were able to earn a point for each correct answer of the five questions. Questions ranged from the year CUP was founded to the number of student organizations on campus. Three of the five questions were all answered correctly by every contestant. However, the last question, “How many graduate programs does C.U.P. offer?,” was the only one that stumped every contestant and left the audience humored. Contestants earned scores from judges in the swim suit, evening gown and talent contest. An assortment of outfits was on display throughout these events. Salsa dancing, a karate demonstration and a ballet routine were among the talent performances of the night. Glanton’s own spoken rendition of “Knock, Knock,” a poem originally by Daniel Beaty, was one of the more impactful moments of the competition. “It was a monologue… I rewrote it. Originally it was as a boy as he was growing up, but I took the words. I switched it around
and added a lot of different things,” said Glanton. The competition followed traditional pageant format with the final question event. Each contestant, brought to the stage individually, randomly picked a question to answer. Nerves did not appear to be a factor for any of the contestants as they were put on the spot for this event. The educational system, personal role models and the challenges the young face in society, were some of the questions contestants selected to answer. Sophomore Glanton was crowned the winner at the end of the competition. Glanton, a broadcasting communication major, was inspired to compete by seeing other pageant competitions. “I entered the pageant because it’s very girly, very outgoing. I love pageants. I watch Miss Universe and Miss United States. I love it. I love everything about pageants. I just thought this would be kind of cool to be in,” Glanton said. First runner-up, Taneika Chambers and second runner-up, Amber Alsop, were also recognized Jessica Franco received the competition’s Miss Congeniality award. Glanton was happy to be named Miss CU, not only for herself but for the impact for the university also. “It means a lot to me to be Miss CU. I believe that Clarion needs a little bit more diversity.”
First open mic night success BRANDY HADDEN
Arts & Entertainment Staff
The Clarion University Activities Board hosted the first open mic night of the academic year in the lower level of the Gemmell Student Complex on Monday, Sept. 27. After a quick announcement from the Emergent Leaders Program, Spencer Marshall took over the mic. As Marshall played acoustic guitar and sang, more and more people began piling into the area. Soon, all the couches and chairs were filled along with floor space. Spectators began bringing over chairs from the ritazza to watch Marshall perform. He performed a six or seven song set including classics such as Ryan Adams’ “Come Pick Me Up.” Marshall also played originals, telling the audience about his stories of inspiration, including a tale about smoking cigarettes with strangers outside bars in Clarion. At the end of his set, banjo accompaniment joined him for the Bob Dylan original, “Wagon Wheel.”
After Marshall ended his set, another act took the mic and switched gears for the audience. Soon the background music to Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly With Me” came through the speakers. Closely following the tune to “Feelin’ Good” was blasted as well, accompanied by an equally loud and exquisite performance. After a trip to the old days, the audience was pulled back in the present with a trio of rap style performances. These performances drew even more crowds and attention, forcing students to line the top floor banister and staircase. After a few vulgarities, the flow was paused by UAB members, who asked the trio to keep the profanities to a minimum. A few more freestyles followed, but proved to be difficult for performers to do properly without the risque language. After rap music left the area so did a sizable amount of audience members, cutting the viewers down to about 20 opposed to the previous
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Clarion University student Spencer Marshall performed at open mic night last Monday, but did not play his harmonica. 30 to 40 spectators. Another acoustic act took the stage, singing only two songs compared to Marshall’s seven. Audience members seemed to slack in interest and hovered on the border of disrespectful, having individual conversations during the small set. Listeners’ ears did perk back up, however,
when Samuel Dixon and Nathan Whitehouse took the stage, Whitehouse on electric guitar and Dixon on the mic. The duo’s first half of their four-song set included Weatherbox songs “Directing You to the Clouds” and “King Friend.” Their third song in the set was a yet-to-be-titled,
yet-to-be-finished work that still earned crowd approval. Their final song, Dance Gavin Dance’s “Uneasy Hearts Weigh the Most,” was a more well-known song among audience members who sang along with Dixon and Whitehouse. After the duo exited it seemed the night
was at its end, but a last minute a capella performance of The Little Mermaid’s “Part of Your World” captured the hearts of those audience members who stayed to hear it. After a loud and final applause from the audience, Clarion University’s first open mic night ended successfully.
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Monday 7 - 9 a.m. - Matt & Zach in the Morning 11 a.m. - The Book Show 3 - 6 p.m. - DJ Becky Hoover 6 - 9 p.m. - DJ Kriley 9 - Midnight - DJ Eric Helman Tuesday 7 - 9 a.m. - Bindy Bacon Alan Show 11 a.m. - 51% 3 - 6 p.m. - Dr. S. Keuhn 6 - 9 p.m. - The Cellar with DJ 4man and DJ Lola 9 - Midnight - Where Are the Bears? with DJ Kris Campbell Wednesday 7 - 9 a.m. - Matt & Zach in the Morning 11 a.m. - The Media Project 3 - 6 p.m. - DJ Bay 6 - 9 p.m. - Bacon Time with DJ Bacon 9 - Midnight - The Endangered Species with DJ Justin and DJ Andrew Thursday 7 - 9 a.m. - Bindy Bacon Alan Show 9 - 11 a.m. - DJ Courtney Healy 11 a.m. - The Health Show 3 - 6 p.m. - DJ Ian Lindemuth and DJ Kevin Zambory 6 - 9 p.m. - Bacon Time with DJ Bacon 9 - Midnight - Where Are the Bears? with DJ Kris Campbell Friday 7 - 9 a.m. - Matt & Zach in the Morning 11 a.m. - Best of Our Knowledge 12 - 3 a.m. - Double Shot of Ryan in the Morning 3 - 6 p.m. - DJ Kevin Zambory and DJ Ian Catherine 6 - 9 p.m. - Ian Hunter & Kevin Zambory 9 - Midnight - DJ Lucas Oates Saturday 7 - 9 a.m. - SLB 9 - 11 a.m. - SLB 11 a.m. - SLB 12 - 3 a.m. - Bob Baker & Time Warp Sunday 9 - 11 a.m. - SLB 11 a.m. - SLB 6 - 9 p.m. - The Vault with DJ Lovey
In a world where Internet is king, it’s no surprise that it would eventually find its way into living rooms. Over the years different companies have attempted to replace consumers need for physical media with streamed content. Entertainment companies are loosening their control on content and allowing consumers to choose a method best suited for them to receive it. With the help of a few different services and devices, all the media content users consume on a daily basis can be streamed straight to their TVs. Consumers may give up paying for physical media and maybe even eliminate their cable bill. Netflix was created in 1997 but has only recently taken off. With more than a hundred thousand titles, subscribers can have movies delivered to their door or streamed, some in full HD, right to their televisions. Titles range from TV shows, movies, indie films and
even a large number of documentaries. Acting as a sort of virtual movie collection, consumers can browse these titles and watch a large percentage of them over the Internet. For $8.99 a month, consumers can rent out one DVD or Blu-ray at a time and have unlimited access to the instant stream catalog. Hulu is the industryrun competitor to Netflix. With partnerships including FOX, NBC Universal, ABC and Warner Bros., Hulu is packed with content. Featuring a limited portion of that content for free, Hulu has recently switched to a paid model. Hulu Plus offers consumers season-long access to shows like “Glee” and “The Office.” Both Netflix and Hulu have dedicated iPhone and iPad apps, however it’s their ability to stream to TV ready devices that really make the services shine. A number of different devices have been released to provide this feature, but consumers may already have a capable device in their homes.
Album review: Turning the tides NATHAN WHITEHOUSE
Arts & Entertainment Staff
Riding the waves of rock and progressive, Tides of Man follows up its debut album “Empire Theory” (2009) with an overwhelmingly solid sophomore album “Dreamhouse.” Reigning from Tampa, Florida the five-piece band lead by vocalist Tilian Pearson has probably outdone itself with the September 14 release. Whirling guitars, wide-
ranging vocals, and pulsating drum parts make up the structure of this album. Pearson’s vocals and Spencer Gill’s guitar work will take listeners on an adventure of never-ending creativity the entire way through the album. With noodling on the guitar similar to Closure in Moscow, and the spaciness of Circa Survive, “Dreamhouse” is arguably the best album Rise Records has to offer this year.
Apple dabbled in streaming content with Apple TV a few years ago, but the device never garnered the attention they wanted. With the recent update to the device, it seems as if Apple is ready to be serious about video. Although it has full Netflix support, the device does lack Hulu, however, it makes up for the omission by providing access to Apple’s iTunes Store. Through the iTunes store consumers can rent or buy TV shows at a varying level of pricing. The device is also capable of streaming any content that a user has on his or her iTunes library, including music and photos. TiVo’s have been in homes for a number of years now, but the new TiVo Premiere bundles the DVR features, which made the device a success, with access to a wide range of Internet media content. Featuring not only Netflix and Hulu, the device offers content from Amazon, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Digg, Revision 3 and a number of other
online content providers. The device will even allow users to take their recorded programs with them on an iPod or a number of other mobile media players. With the video game industry on the rise, it comes as no surprise that Sony and Microsoft would be introducing new features to give consumers more reasons to pick up their consoles. Through software updates, both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 have the ability to stream Netflix and soon will have access to Hulu Plus. Both competitors have their own video services and other content that sets them apart. Microsoft has Last.fm support built in and will have live ESPN by the end of the year. Sony’s console has a built-in Blu-ray player and also has full web browser with access to Video sites like Youtube and Vimeo. Physical media will be around for a while but consumers are slowly gaining access to their favorite content in new ways.
The quiet energy and constant pace keeps the album moving right along. The band has made a huge step in its progression from the debut album “Empire Theory.” The opening track, “Not My Love 2,” emphasizes Pearson’s vocal progression. As soon as the song begins, an ensemble of vocals repeating “You tried to make amends. And I destroyed your friends. If only we could speak again” shows that the album is going to show off absolute vocal progression. Listeners will be reminded of the early Anthony Green days of Saosin, not only with the vocals, but with the choppy, swirling guitar parts as well. The second song, “Statues,” is arguably the most exciting song on the album. The proof is there that the band has reinvented its creativity and writing style. The pulsating drums during the chorus is enough to give anybody a well-appreciated adrenaline rush, the guitar leads, the whole way through the song, will keep you wondering what is going to come next, and the vocals flow right with the guitar parts.
“Salamanders and Worms,” is another great change of pace. The guitar in this song is the strongest on the album, a great variety of hammerons, pull-offs and scale progressions really shows how good a guitar player Gill is. Pearson’s vocals while singing in the chorus are very similar to Anthony Green while he was in his Saosin days. The seventh and eighth songs on the album, “Chemical Fires,” and “Echoes” finish off as the last two songs worth listening to on the album. These two songs are great enders to the album; they both clean up with exciting verses, and memorable chorus’s that will put a picture in your head of the fall season in which the album was released. Tides of Man took what they made from the first album and really progressed to unexpected heights. The five-piece is young and have a lot of upside for a band that plays on a record label where most of the artists are strictly screamo and have not much variety at all to the music in which they produce.
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CalU too much for the Golden Eagles MICHAEL COLLINS Sports Staff
Clarion hosted the no. 4 ranked team in the nation, California University Vulcans Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Clarion held CalU to three points in the first half and went into the half with a 7-3 lead. The Vulcans came back in the second half and took control of the game. CalU was too much for the Clarion as they fell 24-9 taking them to 0-4 for the season and 0-1 in the PSAC-West Division. CalU is now 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the PSAC-West. Clarion’s defense played solid in the first half holding the no. 1 scoring offense in the PSAC to only one field goal. Clarion was forced to punt on its first possession, and CalU got the ball at its own 36 and drove to the Clarion 2-yard line. CalU tried running the ball three straight times and on fourth and goal Clarion’s J.J. Eckels and Ryan Slack stopped Cal running back Lamont Smith from getting into the end zone. Cal got the ball after another Golden Eagle punt and they were threatening to score again. CalU ran a couple plays and were on the Clarion 4-yard at the end of the first quarter. On the first play of the second quarter Clarion freshman defensive back Brandon Akins intercepted a Josh Portis pass at the Clarion 2-yard line keeping CalU out of the end zone. CalU got on the scoreboard with Mark Domonkos 21-yard field goal giving CalU a 3-0 lead with 7:47 to go before halftime. CalU got the ball back again and was on the
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Above: Clarion running back Alfonso Hoggard makes his way throught the defense against CalU in their loss on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Left: Freshmen defensive back Justin ramous attempts to tackle the No. 1 ranked offense of CalU in the loss.
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Clarion 12-yard line when Clarion senior defensive end Ben Maund anticipated a screen pass to the CalU receiver Terrance Moore, tackling him for a 13-yard loss.
Domonkos missed a 42-yard field goal that hit the left upright with 37 seconds left in the half leaving the score at 3-0. Clarion used those 37 seconds left in the quar-
ter to drive 75-yards in six plays. Clarion quarterback Eric Coxon passed to Jacques Robinson in the corner of the end zone on the final play of the half
to give the Golden Eagles a 7-3 lead. CalU opened the third quarter and drove 75-yards in 11 plays to take a 10-7 lead. After a Clarion punt
pinned CalU at its own 1-yard line, CalU drove 99-yards in 20 plays and scored on a 1-yard run by Jordan Scott, giving the Vulcans a 17-7 lead with 11:53 to go in the fourth. The Clarion defense brought the game back within one score when the Golden Eagles registered a safety. Clarion’s Alfonso Hoggard took the free kick at the Clarion 38 and returned it to the CalU 17 before he was tackled. The return was called back for holding, placing the ball at the Clarion 42. Two plays later, Coxon had a pass intercepted which led to another Cal touchdown that put the game out of reach for the Clarion. “I was disappointed with the outcome of the game, but not with the effort and attitude of the players,” Clarion coach Jay Foster said. Clarion wide receiver, Robinson, scored the lone touchdown for the Golden Eagles. “I thought we as a team played hard but came up short. Even though we played tough against CalU it is unacceptable to accept losing.” “We definitely did not think we would be 0-4 right now but we still got 7 games left to worry about. We have to win this week and get the first win of the season, no excuses,” Robinson said. Clarion had 133 yards of offense with Hoggard rushing for 24 yards and catching three passes for 36 yards. Jacques Robinson had three catches for 50 yards and one touchdown. Coxon completed 10 of 24 passes for 104 yards. Strong safety Nick Sipes led the Eagle defense with 17 tackles. Clarion will play Slippery Rock this Saturday at 2 p.m.
Women golfers finish ninth at their home tournament MICHAEL DEANGELO Sports Staff
The Clarion University women’s golf team held its home tournament this past weekend at Clarion Oaks Golf Course. The course plays to a par 72, and is 5,826 yards
from the tees. The team finished in ninth place out of nine teams with a total score of 736. East Stroudsburg University did not qualify. Gannon University won the tournament with a final total of 644. The Golden Eagles were
led by sophomore Alyssa Gerhart. Gerhart finished in tenth place with a twoday score of 166 (79, 87). West Chester’s Nicole Cavalcante took individual medal honors with a total score of 157 (74, 83). Also playing for the Golden Eagles were Sa-
mantha Veights, junior Jennifer Suffern, freshmen Kayla Lavery, sophomore Ashley Longstreth and sophomore Sara Heckman. Suffern finished in a tie for 43rd with rounds of 99, 97 along with Heckman who shot rounds of 102, 94.
Longstreth took 45th place with scores of 98, 99 and Lavery rounded out the Clarion Golden Eagles golfers in 49th place with rounds of 103, 97. “There is no doubt that things are improving, and our overall scores are reflecting that. Of course
we need to practice a lot more. One of our main goals for this season is to play well at PSACS,” Suffern said. The Golden Eagles women golfers will next be in competition October 8-9 when they travel to participate in the Seton Hill Invite.
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Lady Eagles extend winning streak
Kulik shuts out Gannon
The Lady Golden Eagles volleyball team walked away victorious this past Friday and Saturday. Their first match was Friday evening against three-time PSAC champions California University of Pennsylvania. After four sets and extending their winning streak to 12 straight games, the Lady Golden Eagles were the winners versus a CalU team they had not beaten since the 2006 season. Kellie Bartman led the way against the Vulcans with 14 kills, nine digs and five blocks. Setter, Amanda Gough, kept pace with 51 assists and eight digs, while Corinne Manley added 17 kills and two blocks. “I am really proud of the way our team came together, especially in a couple situations when we were down,” Coach Jennifer Harrison said “Cal’s game was one to remember for a long time. Our team really came together and proved to our fans and opponent how much of a family we really are,” Gough said. On Saturday afternoon, Coach Harrison and the team certainly had something to be excited about. “I truly feel that Amanda Gough played one of the most complete matches of her career. She did a really nice job of leading and made some great decisions in the process.”
Women’s soccer senior goalkeeper, Jenna Kulik, recorded her second consecutive shut out Saturday afternoon at Gannon University. Kulik, who was named PSAC player of the week, stopped all nine shots she faced. This was her tenth career shut out, tying with Jessica Reed for the school record. Kulik has a save percentage of 80.4 percent this season. “Jenna has played well and has only been asked to make one save each game that last season she wouldn’t have made. She has a hard-working defense in front of her that is helping her achieve her goals,” Coach Rob Eaton said. Clarion’s offense got started early, scoring in just the second minute of the contest, thanks to Amanda Lewis third goal of the season. The offense scored again in the 26th minute, as Bethany Naugle found the back of the net, giving her three for the season as well. This is the Golden Eagles second straight victory. This is only the second time in school history that the team has won back-to-back conference games. The third conference win of the season ties the 2007 squad for most
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Junior Amanda Gough helped the Lady Eagles extend their win streak to 13 games in a row. “In addition, we had solid efforts from all players, and it was really exciting to see how a couple of our freshman athletes truly played well beyond their years.” Facing the Crimson Hawks of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the same routine took place for the team. Taking the match into four sets once again, the Lady Eagles improved their overall record of 13-1 and kept their spot on the top with a 6-0, undefeated PSAC West record.
“It was good that we could put forth a solid effort against IUP after such an emotional match on Friday,” Coach Harrison said. “IUP is a great team, and they gave us fits at times. The girls did a nice job of stepping up.” Gough led the match with 46 assists, 17 digs and two kills, while Bartman stayed strong with 17 kills and six digs. Rhiannon Brady played well with 41 digs and three assists, while Kaitlyn Anderson added 11 kills.
The lady Golden Eagles will look to extend their winning streak on Friday, during an away match at Edinboro University. The Lady Fighting Scots are 11-3 on the season with a conference record of 4-2 The Golden Eagles will travel to Mercyhurst on to take on the Lady Lakers. Mercyhurst is 12-3 on the season with a 4-1 record in the conference. Next Tuesday they will travel to Juniata University to take on the Lady Eagles. The match is schedule to start at 7 p.m.
Miami too much for Pitt to handle
The Miami Hurricanes beat the Pittsburgh Panthers 31-3 on Thursday night. This is the first time the teams have played since 2003. Miami, formerly of the Big East Conference, plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but are familiar with the Panthers. The Hurricanes are 229-1 all-time against the Panthers. The Hurricanes (2-1) set the tone of the game with a touchdown on the opening drive. Quarterback Jacory Harris connected on a 39-yard pass to Travis Benjamin, which led to a touchdown run by Damien Berry. Harris was 21-32 for 248 yards passing, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Miami’s offense outgained the Panthers by 116 yards. Pittsburgh (1-2) struggled on offense. The team only had 11 first downs for the game. The first five possessions collected 20 yards of total offense. The Panthers combined for 104 yards passing between two quarterbacks. Sophomore starting quarterback Tino Sunseri, was 8-15 for 61 yards. Junior quarterback Pat Bostick replaced Sunseri in the fourth quarter. Bostick was 5-9 for 43 yards with 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The quarterback were sacked five times
Women’s tennis splits finale MATTHEW MULLEN
throughout the game. The sacks lost 45 total yards. The Panthers were 4-15 on third down. “I was really disappointed in the lack of offense for the Panthers,” senior Ian Catherine of Clarion University said. “The defense picked up the slack in the first half, but a defense can only hold on for so long.” The Hurricanes led the Panthers 17-0 after three quarters. Dan Hutchins connected on a 27-yard field goal to cut the lead to 17-3. Pittsburgh seemed to gain a little momentum. They forced the Hurricanes to punt on the next possession. Cameron Saddler muffed the punt and Hur-
ricanes recovered the ball deep in Panther territory. The Panthers didn’t score after that. Dion Lewis, the nations returning leading rusher, couldn’t get it going. He rushed the ball 12 times for 41 yards. Last season Lewis rushed for nearly 1,800 yards in his freshman campaign at Pittsburgh. In three games this season he has 143 yards rushing with two touchdowns. In the first three games last season, Lewis rushed for 398 yards with five touchdowns. Josie Potter, a junior at Clarion was disappointed with the play of the Panthers. “I expected more from the Panthers against a
good opponent at home in primetime,” Potter said. “I thought Lewis might be able to have a really good game, but the backup played better than he did.” Ray Graham, the second string running back, was productive in all three phases of the game. He had 188 all-purpose yards including 100 yards rushing and 41 receiving. The defense of the Panthers caused two turnovers including interceptions by Jarred Holley and Dom DeCicco. The defense allowed five yards a play throughout the course of the game. They only had two sacks on Harris. Pittsburgh will be back
conference wins in school history. “We need to take one game at a time and don’t let ourselves get ahead of where we’re at. We realize that every opponent will likely have more talent than us, have a better history but we have confidence now that we can compete favorably against them,” Coach Eaton said. The Golden Eagles have gained confidence to face anyone on their schedule. “We are a hard-working bunch of average players that respect each other’s abilities, and we respect the ability of our opponents…the nice thing is that now we just don’t fear anyone,” Coach Eaton said. Although Coach Eaton and the rest of the Golden Eagles don’t fear anyone, they still look at themselves as the underdog. “We are still the underdog and will be all season no matter how many more games we win as we have never beaten any of the teams still on the schedule.” Jill Miller remains just one point away from tying the school record for points in a career. “Jill is a team player, and although she wants to score and is upset she hasn’t she is more pleased that the team is winning,” Coach Eaton said. Clarion returns to action this Saturday as it plays host to Slippery Rock. The game is set for 7 p.m.
This past Sunday the Clarion women’s tennis team split a doubleheader between Lake Erie College and Ashland University. Both matches were held at Ashland University. The Eagles beat Lake Erie 6-3 and was shut out by Ashland 9-0. In the singles matchups against Lake Erie, Clarion’s Brittany Buchheit defeated Emily RoseGray in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. Lauren Eonta beat Lorin Koch also in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0. Both Andi Gibson and Claire Kerstetter got wins by default. “It was great to close out the season with a win. I felt like I struggled a bit all season with my service game, so it was nice to play at the skill level that I know I am capable of,” Eonta said. “The win was great and will definitely give me confidence in the upcoming season.” Doubles action was also a success for the Golden Eagles against Lake Erie. Buchheit, and Eonta took care of business against Cassie Rideout and Lorin Koch, winning 8-1. Alysia Sturdivant, and Gibson both won by default. “The doubles match was a very exciting win,” said Buchheit. Lauren and I played great together, and we are just thrilled to go out with a win.” Clarion’s Jaclyn
Metzger and Studivant were defeated by Jordyn Parrigan and Rideout in singles. In doubles Metzger and Hardy fell short 8-4 to Emily Rose-Gray and Jordyn Parrigan. The Golden Eagles were still able to pick up the win, 6-3. In the later match Clarion was overwhelmed by Ashland’s talented team and was shut out 9-0. “They had a very strong line up from their number one player to their number six,” Metzger said. “I thought we played competitively and the score, unfortunately, doesn’t always reflect the level of play, I was very happy with our team and the effort put forth.” “We’re almost starting new this year, having lost four of our starting players since last year.” “Playing teams like Ashland can only help us improve how we play and help to build our team mentality.” The Clarion women tennis team finished the season 2-6, in what was a rebuilding year for the Eagles. They look to continue to improve and be ready for the next season to come.
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FESTIVAL 2O1O Events schedule and Main St. map
The people behind Autumn Leaf Festival
CUP Homecoming court profile
Photos from the festival
Photo by Caitlyn McGill / The Clarion Call
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AUTUMN LEAF FESTIVAL MAP Downtown Clarion
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Thursday, September 30 - Sunday, October 3
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
One, featuring Future Soldier Trainer and more.
Downtown Deal Days
PNC “Grow Up Great” Mobile Learning Adventure
Downtown Clarion, 9:00 a.m. till dusk
Memorial Park, 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Shop till you drop and find great deals at participating downtown businesses all day Thursday.
A traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn about the importance of early childhood education while they engage in fun interactive activites with their children.
Health Fair / Flu Shot Clinic
The A-maze-ing Farm Adventure Route 66 in Lucinda, 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Scare away hunger! Free food, face painting, giveaways, fireworks, and more! All food donations benefit Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK. For more information, call 814-226-6609.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3
VFW Post #2145 (603 Liberty St.), 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by VA Butler Healthcare, Clarion Forest VNA Private Duty Extended Care and Clarion County Department of Veteran Affairs.
Clarion University Media Day Memorial Park Gazebo, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bingo Night Moose Lodge #101 (401 Grand Ave.) 5:30 doors/kitchen, 7:30 bingo
Bring non-perishable food items to recieve a $5 discount and ALF tumbler. All food donations benefit Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK. For more information, call 814-229-2709.
The Clarion Call, WCUC-FM, and WCUB-TV, Clarion University’s student media organizations, will be at the Gazebo in Memorial Park all day Thursday for a day of food, fun, free stuff and music.
Farmers National Bank Concert In the Park
Clarion University Cultural Night
Featuring live music by “The Ride,” a rock and country band.
Clarion County Courthouse, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Featuring “Eugene and the NightCrawlers.” Sponsored by the Clarion and Shippenville Golden Living Centers.
Homecoming Pep Rally Tippin Gym, 7:00 p.m.
Memorial Park, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 Clarion Alumni Association Homecoming Parade Reception
Northwest Savings Bank Antique Tractor Show 3rd to 4th Avenues on Main St., 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Toy Tractor Pull. Free barrell train rides for the little ones. Call 814-764-3402 for more information.
PNC “Grow Up Great” Mobile Learning Adventure Memorial Park, 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
A traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn about the importance of early childhood education while they engage in fun interactive activites with their children.
McDonald’s Motorcycle Show 4th to 5th Avenues on Main St., 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Call 814-764-3218 for more information.
Hart Chapel parking lot, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon.
Come cheer on the Clarion Eagles, and watch the introduction of this year’s Homecoming Court.
Williams Junior Olympics
Call 814-393-2572 for more information.
Clarion University Stadium, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
YMCA Benefit Concert
Clarion Hospital “Tournament of Leaves” Parade
For Clarion County children ages 5-12. Sponsored in part by Clarion University. Call 814-226-9161 for more information.
Hart Chapel, 7:30 p.m.
Reception to follow. Sponsored by Burns & Burns Associates, Inc. Tickets are $20. To order tickets, or for more information, call the YMCA at 814-767-3400.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 Farmers & Crafters Day 2nd to 8th Avenue on Main St., 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Come out to peruse the wares and produce of hundreds of vendors and farmers. Bring your curiosity, your appetite, and your wallet.
I.C. Ladies Guild Craft Show Immaculate Conception School, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Check out a selection of crafts from the Immaculate Conception Ladies Craft Guild. For more information: 814-226-7935.
I.C. Open Kitchen / Fundraiser Immaculate Conception School, 7:00 a.m.
Enjoy homemade food and help raise funds for the 8th grade class at Immaculate Conception.
U.S. Army Recruitment Memorial Park, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Find out if you have what it takes to be an Army of
Parade steps off at 12:00 Noon
Sponsored by Burns & Burns Associates, Inc., Central Electric Cooperative, Inc., Clarion Moose Lodge #101, Dr. Marc Maslov (Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of NW Penna.), Holiday Inn of Clarion, Kriebel Wells and Structural Modulars, Inc.
PNC “Grow Up Great” Mobile Learning Adventure Memorial Park, 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
A traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn about the importance of early childhood education while they engage in fun interactive activites with their children.
U.S. Army Recruitment Memorial Park, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Find out if you have what it takes to be an Army of One, featuring Future Soldier Trainer and more.
CUP Homecoming Football Game Clarion University Stadium, 2:00 p.m.
Come see the Eagles play Slippery Rock. For more information, call 814-393-2572.
First United National Bank Concert Memorial Park, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Live music, with “American Pie,” an oldies group.
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ALF patrons line up in Memorial Park awaiting tickets for the festivities.
employees, plus two or more interns. “There are probably a good 1,500 volunteers, but it could very well be over that,” Becker said. Volunteers from Clarion University, local businesses and the community help the Chamber put on the event. “We’ve had former participants of miss teen ALF come to volunteer,” Becker said. The chamber has recruited help from the Junior Olympics and other ALF events. “We try not to turn anyone away,” Becker said. PennDot estimates more than 500,000 people come through Clarion over the nine days of ALF. “A lot of people get involved; it’s the biggest event of the year,” Becker said. The chamber coordinates with Clarion University to schedule the festival. “We work ALF around the homecoming game, which falls on the second Saturday” Becker said. It takes more than half a year to plan for ALF. “Next spring, we’ll start by contacting the people who participated this year,” Becker said. The Clarion University chapter of the American Marketing Association circulates a survey to gauge the economic impact of the festival on the community and the effectiveness of the Chamber’s
advertising. The 10-part survey includes questions about spending habits, lodging, shopping, likes and dislikes, advertising and plans for returning the following year. “We expect the results in early November,” Becker said. “When people don’t like something, we try to fix it.” Becker offered the alterations to the car show as an example. Becker said this year the car show was not a judged event, but instead a “cruise in with no vehicle age limit.” The number of cars registered rose to 312 from 180 last year. “We want to appeal to wider audiences,” said Becker. Erin Steiner of Seneca volunteers her time as a semester-long intern with the Chamber of Business and Industry. “So far, it’s been all about ALF,” said Steiner, “updating programs, designing brochures, writing press releases.” Steiner said the experience has been of great value. “My major is advertising,” said Steiner, “but this internship combines advertising with public relations. I’m glad to have first-hand experience with both.” “We’re able to showcase Clarion. We can show people why they should move, live and go to school here,” Becker said.
Homecoming Court to be introduced at pep rally continued from Page 5
“It feels great to make court this year as a senior,” Lyle Clark said, “I’m glad my fellow students saw something in me to vote me on!” Clark is one of six seniors in the homecoming court. The senior court is split with three males and three females. The other classes are split two and two. Making homecoming court on a college campus can be very exciting. With thousands of students on campus, be-
ing voted to represent the university at homecoming can be a very big deal to some; it can also be very exciting. “When I got on court I felt honored,” Katie Maholic, sophomore, said. “I danced around my apartment in Reinhard, and told all of our neighbors and called my mom; I was so happy I cried.” “I screamed and called everyone in my phone book. I was overwhelmed when I found out,” Brandy Daye, junior, said. Kyle Straub is one of the four freshmen on the homecoming court. Straub said he hoped to gain more than just at-
tention from being on Clarion’s homecoming court this year. “I felt that if people noticed me from homecoming court, they would approach me and talk. I enjoy making new friends whenever possible.” Homecoming helps students become involved on two levels. The students have a voice in who they feel should represent their class. In order to have people represented, one action must occur, voting. “I believe student interaction is paramount to making our campus an awe-
some place to be, so I encouraged people I saw to go vote just to get involved,” Rukey Balogun, sophomore, said. Rukey is also on the homecoming court for Clarion this year. The official homecoming court will be announced at 7 p.m. today during the Pep Rally in Tippin Gymnasium. The final homecoming court will be featured in the parade on Saturday, Oct. 2. “I’m definitely looking forward to the Pep Rally to see if I won king ’cause it will be super close,” Clark said.
KFC KIDDIES PARADE
Results of the 57 Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival Best Float
1: Janiya Jones Shippenville, Pa. Jennifer Arbuckle
1: Simon Klingensmith Clarion, Pa. Jen Rigby
1: Jordan McElravy Shippenville, Pa. Sandi McElravy
1: Leap of Faith Gymnastics Clarion, Pa. Patty Lewis
2: C&A Trees & Neighborhood Kids Clarion, Pa. Teresa & Mike Lapinto
2: Caleb Thompson Marble, Pa. Jason Thompson
2: Maleah Thompson Marble, Pa. Jason Thompson
2: Janiya Jones Shippenville, Pa. Jennifer Arbuckle
3: Leap of Faith Gymnastics Clarion, Pa. Patty Lewis
3: Girl Scout Troop #20339 Clarion, Pa. Jennifer Vinson
3: Mason Bauer Fryburg, Pa. Michael Bauer
3: Hope Bradybaugh Lucinda, Pa. Holly Bradybaugh
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
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