Wondering why this page looks like this? — www.clarioncallnews.com/throwback
Vol. 97, No. 17
Thursday, March 3, 2011
CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA — CLARION, PENNSYLVANIA
Leaders Learn to Take Action at Conference KELSEY HUEBERT News Editor Clarion, Pa. - The Center for Leadership and Involvement kicked off the Second Annual Leaders In Action Conference Feb. 26, taking over Gemmell Student Complex and the surrounding lots. CLI described the conference as “intense” and “focused on building and refining participants’ abilities as a leader.” The keynote speaker was Jermaine Davis, a motivational author and speaker who describes himself as professional and fun. Davis said he was thrilled at the number of active student participants in attendance. “We had about 125 participants and 14 present-
ers,” CLI adviser Kelly Ryan said, “and it was almost double the participant attendance from last year’s conference.” Ryan said students expressed a desire to get other open-minded students involved in CLI and next year’s conference. Ryan repeated a phrase she said was heard over and over on the day of the conference: “Leadership is not about your position, it’s about your disposition.” CLI staff member Crystal Murray said the conference “opens up doors and, is a great way to network and meet people.” Murray said Davis’ keynote speech, “Get Up Off Your Butt and Do It Now,” was a great motivation to students to stop procrastinating and focus on the tasks at hand.
Kelsey Huebert / The Clarion Call
CLI BOARD with speaker Jermaine Davis. (Left to right) Seated: Amber Link, Lauren Graziano, Sara Lapczynski, Kelly Kyan, Jermaine Davis, Ryann Press, Diana Detrick, Vanessa Wurtter. Standing: Don Brennan, Abhijit Shinde, Crystal Murray, Chris Meyers.
One-man Protest Calls to Commuters KELSEY HUEBERT News Editor
Student Senate International Studentsʼ Trip Stirs Debate Over Funds IAN HUNTER News Staff ANDY POLATTY News Staff MICHELLE HAGUE News Staff Clarion, Pa. - A relatively short Student Senate meeting Monday, Feb. 28, was anything but business as usual. While topics of advertising and providing money to some of Clarion University’s Recognized Student Organizations were discussed, the issue of supplying money for an educational trip for Clarion’s International Students
stirred debate. Under a policy approved by the Student Senate of 2009, the governing unit will give only $1,500 to that student organization for an educational trip. Members of Clarion’s International Students said they felt that this is too small of an amount to take 50 students on a trip to “experience America.” Although Student Senate members said they felt that the International students deserved additional funds based on the situation, they are confined to the policy and could not allocate more money. Senate President Ben Sturtz expressed regret See Senate, Pg. 3
Jared Lampman / The Clarion Call
The sign says “USUncut.org, Pro business, anti-corporate tax dodgers,” calling passers-by to action and awareness of tax politics.
Start Spreading the News The Call heads to NYC
Marcellus Shale panel discusses fracture drilling.
The Music Box review of “Computers and Blurs”
Men’s Basketball loses to Gannon 81-68.
Outlook, Pg. 13
Opinion, Pg. 5
Opinion, Pg. 7
Opinion, Pg. 9
Brown Bag Series Brave New World
“Relaxed Policy.” Managing Editor James Moelk discusses attendance. Pg. 4.
Promoting scholarship, dedication and faculty research. Pg. 5.
Editorial cartoon: “Shakedown” From the mind of Online Editor Mike Ramsey. When it comes to the rich against the rest, the strategy is divide and conquer. Pg. 4.
ENTERTAINMENT SPORTS Apple announces the new must-have, I-pad 2. Pg. 8.
Women’s Basketball Clarion falls to Gannon in 93-58 finale. Pg. 9.
Review Arts and Entertainment
Check out The Music Box Podcast on our website.
The team prepares for the 2011 season. Pg. 10.
Track and Field
Features Editor Russell Pekelnickey introduces the Jersey Devil. Pg. 5.
The Music Box reviews “Dance, Gavin, Dance” for March 17 Music Box.
Women’s indoor finishes 14th at PSAC championships. Pg. 10.
Warhol-O-Rama Peter Oresick speaks about his poetic boigraphy of Andy Warhol. Pg. 5.
Clarion, Pa. - With snow still melting off the sidewalks of downtown Clarion, Michael Maholtz was showing commuters that someone is still fired-up about recent corporate and government spending. He calmly explained his position to anyone who asked, and handed fliers through car windows of interested travelers waiting at the red light. Alone at the corner of Main Street and Fifth Avenue, Maholtz said his support was “out there, even if it isn’t right here.” Maholtz said he considered himself, without a doubt, pro- small business. “Corporations, at least two-thirds of the largest,” Maholtz said, “don’t pay any income tax.” Maholtz said protest was only half of his message, the other being support for President Obama’s call to lower corporate tax
rates and close tax loopholes during his State of the Union Address on Jan. 25. Maholtz offered investment giant AIG as an example of unfair practice. “We, the taxpayers, bailed them out to the tune of over $40 billion,” Maholtz said, “and when they made a profit after that, we just paid them more, another $2.3 billion.” “It’s the big businesses that can afford the lobbyists to tip the tax system in their favor,” Maholtz said, “and that only hurts small businesses. They end up with the burden.” Maholtz asked people to visit USUncut.org, the protest organizer. According to USuncut. org, Maholtz’s demonstration was part of a nationwide protest in more than 50 cities, including Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles. “I’m getting the word out,” Maholtz said, “so people will realize corporations are taking advantage.”
Five Day Weather Forecast THURSDAY, March 3 Partly Sunny. High – 36˚ F. Low – 27˚ F.
FRIDAY, March 4 Rain Showers. High – 43˚ F. Low – 38˚ F.
SATURDAY, March 5 Overcast. High – 47˚ F. Low – 37˚ F.
SUNDAY, March 6 Wintry Mix. High – 41˚ F Low – 24˚ F
MONDAY, March 7
Classiﬁeds, Comics & Puzzles ‒ Pg. 14
High – 36˚ F Low – 19˚ F
March 3, 2011
2 Clarion Call
270 Gemmell Student Complex Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA 16214 Phone: 814.393.2380 Fax: 814.393.2557 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.clarioncallnews.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clarioncall Twitter: www.twitter.com/clarioncallnews YouTube: www.youtube.com/clarioncallnews Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/clarioncallnews
HE C LARION C ALL is the student-run newspaper of Clarion University of Pennsylvania and the surrounding communities. The Call is published most Thursdays during the academic year. The Call accepts submissions, but reserves the right to edit for libel, grammar, length, punctuation and obscenity; the determination of which is the responsibility of the Editorin-Chief. Submissions must be signed and include contact information. They must be received no later than 5 p.m. Mondays. If the author of a letter wishes to remain anonymous, they must attach a separate letter of explanation.
Information boxes (including PSAs) are published only based on available space and at the discretion of the Executive Board. Publication is not guaranteed. The Clarion Call is funded by advertising revenue and the Clarion Students’ Association. The Call is available on campus and throughout Clarion. One copy is free; additional copies are $1. Opinions expressed in this publication are those of the writer or speaker, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the newspaper staff, student body, Clarion University or the community.
EDITORIAL BOARD Elora Walsh
Dr. Laurie Miller
Advertising Sales Manager
STAFF News: Joelle Wolfel, Alizah Thornton, Christine Frear, Jon Knoll Sports: Matthew Mullen, Dom Walker, Michael Collins, Justin Welton, Eddie McDonald, Mark Emch Features: Josh Byers, Katie Anthony, Brandy Hadden, Alizah Thornton
Gmoser, Jared Lampman, Katie Anthony
Entertainment: Blayne Scheaffel, Brandy Hadden, Gavin Griffin, Jacquelyn Reilly
Classifieds: Ethan Fritz
Photography: Carly Masiroff, Justin
Circulation: Jake Freeman, Thomas Trcka Graphics: Jeremiah Bull Online: Jeremiah Bull
Columnist: Allison Doherty
Interested in working with us? The Call is always looking for talented staff and contributors. Get experience working in media and build your resumé. Reporters — Photographers — Columnists — Designers — Illustrators Distribution & Logistics — Advertising Sales — Business & Management For more information, contact the Editor-In-Chief at email@example.com
Mideast protests at a glance From the Associated Press, a look at anti-government protests, political unrest and key developments in five Arab countries on Wednesday.
Rebel forces take oil port city Rebel forces rout troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi in a fierce battle over an oil port, scrambling over the dunes of a Mediterranean beach through shelling and an airstrike to corner their attackers. While they thwart the regime’s first counteroffensive in eastern Libya, opposition leaders still plead for outside airstrikes against pro-government troops. Meanwhile, Gadhafi warns “thousands of Libyans” will die if US or NATO intervene, and says Libya will replace Western banks and companies with others from China, Russia and Brazil.
Two protesters shot dead in Sadr Two anti-government protesters are shot and killed in southern Yemen. A hospital official says the deaths occur during demonstrations in the town of Sadr, in the province of Lahaj. Protesters also clash with government supporters and security forces in the Red Sea city of Hodeida. Thirteen protesters are injured in confrontations that included the use of sticks and rocks. President Ali Abdullah Saleh calls U.S. homeland security adviser John Brennan to express his regret for any misunderstanding caused by his public accusations that the U.S. and Israel are behind the unrest threatening his 32-year rule.
Thousands march on Manama Thousands of anti-government protesters march on the Interior Ministry in
Bahrain’s capital, Manama, demanding the release of all political prisoners. Last week, Bahrain’s king released 23 high-profile activists who had been on trial for allegedly trying to overthrow the monarchy. The Shiite opposition claims at least 200 others remain jailed for political reasons.
Islamist oppostion party legalized after 20-year ban A Tunisian Islamist party banned for more than 20 years is legalized while the country’s most prominent opposition figure quits the unity government amid renewed uncertainty about where Tunisia is headed. The Ennahdha party, branded an Islamic terrorist group by Tunisia’s deposed leader but considered moderate by scholars, is rebounding onto the political scene since a popular uprising forced out autocratic President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January.
Opposition leaders released Egypt’s state news agency says two leading members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood will be released after serving nearly five years in prison. MENA says that Khayrat el-Shater, the lead strategist for Egypt’s largest opposition group, and Hassan Malek, a prominent businessman and group financier, will be freed for medical reasons. The move comes nearly three weeks after an uprising ousted Egypt’s longtime president.
Associated Press updates from around the globe
Two US airmen killed in UN: dangerous rise in German airport shooting Mexico-US heroin trade Frankfurt, Germany - A man armed with a handgun attacked a bus carrying U.S. Air Force troops at Frankfurt airport Wednesday, killing two airmen and wounding two others before being taken into custody, authorities said. Boris Rhein, the top security official in the German state of Hesse where the shooting took place, identified the shooter as a 21-year-old from Kosovo. Family members in Kosovo described the suspect as a devout Muslim, who was born and raised in Germany and worked at the airport. In Washington, President Barack Obama promised to “spare no effort” in investigating the slayings. “I’m saddened and I’m outraged by this attack,” he said. The attack came as the bus sat outside the airport’s Terminal 2, according to Frankfurt police spokesman Manfred Fuellhardt. The bus driver and a passenger were killed, while one airman suffered light injuries and a second suffered serious wounds and was in life-threatening condition, he said. The attacker and U.S. military personnel apparently had an altercation in front of the bus just before the man started shooting, Fuellhardt said. The attacker also briefly entered the bus, and was apprehended by police when he tried to escape.
Mexico City - A U.N. anti-narcotics agency cited a worrisome rise in shipments of increasingly pure Mexican heroin to the United States, and said in a report Wednesday that Mexican cartels are an increasing threat in Central America. The International Narcotics Control Board says Mexican cartels are displacing Colombian traffickers, the traditional suppliers of much of the heroin consumed in the United States, and opium poppy production is on the rise in Mexico, said board member Jorge Montano. Montano told a news conference said that as much as 5,000 hectares (12,355 acres) of opium poppies in Mexico “are basically intended for the United States.” The rise also had been noted by the U.S. Justice Department, which said in a 2010 report that Mexican cartels had more than doubled their heroin production in the preceding year. Mexico had long been a transit route for processed Colombian heroin, while Mexican production remained mostly semi-processed paste or ‘tar.’
Two people killed during protests in south Yemen
Columbus, Ohio - The Republicancontrolled Ohio Senate has passed a measure that would restrict the collective bargaining rights of roughly 350,000 teachers, university professors, firefighters, police officers and other public employees. Senators passed the legislation on a 17-16 vote Wednesday, with all ‘yes’ votes coming from the GOP. Six Republicans voted against the bill. The bill establishes fines and jail time for those who participate in strikes. Unionized workers could negotiate wages, hours and certain work conditions — but not health care, sick time or pension benefits. Republican Gov. John Kasich has said he supports the effort.
Sanaa, Yemen - Security forces fired tear gas at hundreds of anti-government protesters in south Yemen on Wednesday, killing two demonstrators, a medical official and witnesses said. The deaths occurred during protests in the town of Sadr in Lahaj province, a hospital official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media. Witnesses said security forces fired tear gas to disperse the protesters, who responded by setting three of police vehicles on fire. Violence also erupted during demonstrations in the Red Sea city of Hodeida, where protesters clashed with government supporters and security forces in a battle that included sticks and rocks. Thirteen demonstrators were injured, medical officials said. Yemen has seen large protests in recent weeks demanding the ouster of longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a weak but important U.S. ally in the fight against al-Qaida. Key tribal allies of Saleh have also joined the protests. Saleh spoke with the U.S. homeland security adviser by telephone Wednesday and expressed his regret for any misunderstanding caused by his public accusations a day earlier that the U.S. and Israel are behind the unrest threatening his 32-year rule, the White House said.
180,000 refugees flee to Libya’s borders Geneva - Libyan border crossings were overwhelmed Wednesday by tens of thousands of hungry, fearful people fleeing its burgeoning civil war. Egypt and a handful of European nations launched emergency airlifts and sent ships to handle the exodus. U.N. refugee agency spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told The Associated Press that over 180,000 refugees have reached the border. Over 77,300 people have crossed east from Libya into Egypt, most of them Egyptians, while a similar number have fled west from Libya into Tunisia, she said. Another 30,000 more were still waiting in Libya at the border, trying to get into Tunisia. Thousands of angry Egyptian workers packed into a U.N. refugee camp in Ras Ajdir, Tunisia. The young men shouted and waved, pressing against soldiers, or climbing over each other and passing bulging suitcases overhead — all in a frenetic, desperate bid to remain in Tunisia.
Ohio Senate passes bill to restrict public unions
Sirhan Sirhan faces parole board in RFK killing Coalinga, Calif. - Robert F. Kennedy’s convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan might make a plea for freedom Wednesday before a California parole board after more than four decades behind bars. It’s the latest of more than a dozen such hearings and the first in five years. Sirhan often remains silent during the proceedings. The board, meeting at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga, will decide if Sirhan has expressed responsibility and remorse for the crime, and whether he remains a threat. The 66-year-old Sirhan says he doesn’t remember shooting Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 4, 1968. His attorney, William Pepper, believes a second gunman shot Kennedy. He’s also suggested that Sirhan was brainwashed.
Wisconsin stalemate could drag on for months Madison, Wis. - Wisconsin’s budget stalemate over union bargaining rights shows no sign of resolution and it could be a long wait. The governor isn’t budging. AWOL Democrats aren’t planning to come back. And, despite talk of deadlines and threats of mass layoffs, the state doesn’t really have to pass a budget to pay its bills until at least May. Even then, there may be other options that could extend the standoff for months. Mordecai Lee, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, says the impasse is “a battle to the death.” Unless one party comes up with a compromise that the other party will accept, the confrontation could go on indefinitely - or at least until the summer.
March 3, 2011
Clarion Call 3 THE
crash investigation Peters was found to be intoxicated and was subsequently arrested for DUI.
Fugitive bites trooper
State and local news updates from the Associated Press
July trial set for 2 NJ men in 2007 murder of 3 Easton, Pa. - Two New Jersey men are scheduled to go on trial this summer in the execution-style shooting deaths of three men in eastern Pennsylvania in 2007. A Northampton County judge on Wednesday scheduled a July trial date for 27-year-old Olayiwola Hollist and 31-year-old Demar Edwards of Newark, N.J. They are charged in the November 2007 deaths of 20-year-old Alphe Rene, 23-year-old Chanel Armour, and 19-year-old Aleah Hamlin in an Easton apartment. Defense attorneys tell The (Allentown) Morning Call that they may offer alibis. Prosecutors say the killings were retaliation for gang slayings in New Jersey, and they are seeking the death penalty. Another man was sentenced to 13 to 26 years in a plea deal and a fourth man convicted by a jury last year is serving a life term.
Cell phone photo class is not just for taking pics Philadelphia - A new cell phone photography class at a suburban Philadelphia university focuses on both the quality of the images and the ethical responsibilities that come with taking and publishing them. Cell phone cameras — and associated scandals — have become so ubiquitous that it’s important for students to realize “the full gravity of what’s at their fingertips and the power they can have,” Immaculata University communications professor Sean Flannery said. Flannery teaches the class with Hunter Martin, a professional photographer who works with students on the mechanics of making the images, including composition, lighting and editing. Flannery deals with such issues as voyeurism, ethics, citizen journalism and the difference between public and private spaces. With cell phone photos constantly making headlines — images ranging from a US Airways jet afloat in the Hudson River to a shirtless Rep. Chris Lee, which led to his resignation — Flannery said his goal is “to sell the students on the notion that the camera phone and its usage in culture is news in the making.”
Two Corbett cabinet picks approved by Senate Harrisburg, Pa. - Gov. Tom Corbett’s choice for Pennsylvania’s next environmental protection chief on Wednesday defended the state’s regulation of natural gas drilling that is rapidly expanding on the rich Marcellus Shale formation, but assured lawmakers at a hearing on his nomination that he is keeping an open mind about critics who say more regulation is needed. “I’m listening to everybody who has anything to say on the issue,” Michael Krancer told members of the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, which unanimously recommended that he be confirmed by the full Senate. Also Wednesday, the Senate Law and Justice Committee endorsed the nomination of Frank Noonan as commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. Several members of the environmental committee pressed Krancer to respond to recent news reports about aspects of the drilling that included the disposal of wastewater from gas wells at treatment plants that discharge into rivers and streams. Nearly 1,400 new wells were drilled last year, up from 768 the previous year, and thousands more well permits have been approved. Krancer, a lawyer who is acting as secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection pending confirmation of his appointment, said at least 70 percent of the wastewater is being recycled, rather than disposed, and that he expects that pro-
portion to grow as more businesses get involved in recycling. Until the latter half of 2010, Pennsylvania was the only state to allow most of the briny wastewater from the gas-extraction process known as high-volume hydraulic fracturing to be discharged after only partial treatment into rivers that provide drinking water. Despite the increase in recycling, the volume sent to treatment plants continued to increase last year because of the explosive growth in drilling.
Erie shoppers soak up sale at state liquor stores Erie, Pa. - Jenn Danner, 39, of Millcreek Township, left work early Tuesday afternoon so she could hit a sale. Danner was at the Wine & Spirits Store at the Liberty Plaza in Erie, filling her cart with several bottles of marked-down wines. It was the first day of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s statewide large-scale inventory reduction it conducts every two years. About 400 brands of wine and spirits that aren’t big sellers are sold at discounts normally ranging from 30 to 50 percent. Those 400 brands will be replaced by other brands of wines and spirits. Danner wasn’t about to miss out. “I punched out early,” she said. “I almost took a half day to go to this sale.” Other customers taking advantage of the discounts said they were stocking up for summer parties. Nate Bauschard, assistant manager of the Liberty Plaza Wine & Spirits Store, said his store has stocked nearly 300 of the 400 brands of wines and spirits that are being discounted. “It’s been real steady, like a miniholiday,” Bauschard said Tuesday.
Member resigns from Philly housing panel Philadelphia - Philadelphia council member Jannie Blackwell has resigned from the board of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, as federal officials have asked. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has asked all five board members to step down to restore confidence and protect funding after the firing of longtime executive director Carl R. Greene and ensuing federal investigations. The board said Greene used about $900,000 in public money to settle sexual harassment allegations. Biackwell, the only member to vote against firing Greene last fall, said Wednesday that she stepped down with regret but that was in the council’s best interest. She said she would welcome reappointment to the board in the future. Board chairman and former city mayor John F. Street said Saturday that members would not resign, calling that “unwarranted.”
Deliberations begin in Orie corruption case Pittsburgh - A jury has begun deliberating in Pittsburgh in the public corruption trial of Republican state Sen. Jane Orie and her sister Janine. The jury spent the day listening to closing arguments from defense attorneys, who characterized the case against the sisters as a “smoke screen” while Allegheny County Deputy District Attorney Law Claus told the jurors that the senator’s “legislative staff was literally her campaign staff as well.” The sisters are charged with conspiring to use the senator’s staff to work on the 2009 campaign of a third sister, State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin. The senator alone is also charged with using her staff for campaign work and political fundraisers as far back as 2001. The jury will be sequestered and was expected to deliberate until at least the early evening before breaking for the day.
Harassment State police said Jackie Perriello, 22, of Clarion, Pa., and Drew Williams, 45, of Sharpsville, Pa., were both involved in an argument that became a physical altercation at a residence along Boundary Street on Feb. 24 at around 2:30 a.m. Police said Periello threw a glass at Williams, striking him in the head and causing a minor laceration. Williams scratched Periello during the altercation.
DUI accident State police report Daniel Peters, 23, of Sligo, Pa., was traveling East on State Route 58 in Sligo Borough on Feb. 25 at around 2:30 a.m. when he drove off the road and struck an embankment. Police said during the
State Police said Brandon Pearce, 22, of Glen Campbell, Pa., was spotted by off-duty trooper Jessica Mesing at Walmart in Monroe Township on Feb. 23 at about 5:30 p.m. Mesing was aware that Pearce had arrest warrants in Clarion, Indiana and Jefferson Counties. Mesing contacted state police and officers responded. Responding officer Trooper William Craddock approached Pearce and advised him he was under arrest. Pearch attempted to flee and was subdued by troopers and civilians in the store. While being subdued, Pearce bit Craddock. Pearce sustained abrasions and bruises during the scuffle. Both Pearce and Craddock were treated at the Clarion Hospital emergency room for their injuries. Both were released after treatment. Pearce was arraigned
before Magisterial District Justice Timothy Schill and placed in the Clarion County Jail on $50,000 bond. Pearce faces charges of corruption of a minor and aggravated assault.
Cash stolen State police report a warrant has been issued for the arrest of James Burnette, 47, of Clarion, Pa. Police said Burnette was employed by Frampton Oil Corp. and was working the afternoon shift on Feb. 28 at Frampton Oil and Gas on South Fifth Avenue in Clarion Township. Police said Burnette removed more than $800 in cash from the business, then took a taxi to the Youngstown, Ohio, area.
Drunk Driving State police said Dustin Weiser, 29, of Lickenville, Pa., was stopped by police along State Route 322 in Paint Township for traffic violations on Feb. 26 at around 2:30 a.m. Weiser was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for DUI and possessing a controlled substance.
Weekly Report: Student Senate Hospital continued from page 1 over the situation, but said that the senate was bound by the previous body’s decision. “At this current juncture, there is not much we can do because we must operate under this policy,” he said.
The International students and their organization will be a Recognized University Organization rather than an RSO next year. This means that the organization will function under different guidelines and will not be held to a $1,500 cap for the yearly trip, which should solve the problem.
The senators also discussed wireless microphones that needed to be repaired after two years of use and before the next show choir performance. The $760 repair project was approved. The money for the project will be taken out of the Capital Account due to the tight budget of Student Senate.
Wis. judge nearly orders protesters out of Capitol KELSEY HUEBERT News Editor
Madison, Wis. - A judge weighing whether state officials overstepped their bounds by restricting protesters’ access to the state Capitol nearly ordered all the demonstrators out on moments’ notice Wednesday evening before state and union attorneys talked him out of it. Dane County Circuit Judge John Albert has been listening to two days of testimony on whether he should make a temporary court order ensuring full public access to the building permanent. He is expected to rule on the matter Thursday. He told the packed courtroom shortly after 6 p.m. that he wanted to test the state Department of Administration’s contention that building access would return to normal quickly if the protesters who have spent the last two weeks sleeping overnight in the rotunda left. He presented a draft order that would have forced anyone who was still in the Capitol after its regular 6 p.m. closing time to be out by 8 p.m. and said he planned to have DOA officials hand one to each protester. “It’s worth a try,” a weary-sounding Albert said as he massaged his temples. “They should be out of the Capitol because it’s closed to business.” The order would have
given the 100 or so protesters still camping out in the Capitol only minutes’ notice and potentially set up confrontations with the multiple police agencies that have been guarding the building. Assistant Attorney General Steven Means, who is representing the DOA, urged Albert not to do it. He said the order wouldn’t be fair since the protesters didn’t get a chance to be heard. Union attorney Peg Lautenschlager pointed out that the protesters may not take the order seriously because she contends that the DOA has ignored the temporary court order to fully open the building. “If you do the order, I don’t know how people in the building will react,” she said. Albert reluctantly relented and decided to resume the hearing Thursday afternoon. The protesters are among tens of thousands of others who demonstrated in and around the Capitol for two weeks against Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to strip most public workers of nearly all their collective bargaining rights. They’ve had free run of most of the building and the grounds for days, staging massive rallies, pounding bongo drums and spending the nights on the Capitol’s floor on air mattresses and in
sleeping bags. They even set up their own makeshift day care center in the building’s north wing. The DOA announced on Friday that everyone had to be out by 4 p.m. on Sunday so crews could finally clean the building. Agency Secretary Mike Huebsch testified on Wednesday that protesters jammed the Capitol at 4 p.m. that day hoping to get arrested, going so far as to write their attorneys’ phone numbers in marker on their arms. Huebsch said he decided not to have police remove the protesters by force because he wanted to avoid confrontations between protesters and police. Those still in the Capitol were allowed to stay overnight, but many left after they realized they weren’t going to get arrested. About 200 people stayed overnight into Monday. That morning, the DOA imposed tougher access restrictions. Police limited public access to only one entrance, allowing in only those who had appointments with lawmakers or other specific business. Anyone else could enter one by one and only when someone left the building. The restrictions have had an immediate effect on the demonstration. Dozens of die-hard protesters are still pounding away on their bongos and staying overnight on the ground floor.
March 3, 2011
4 Clarion Call
Editorial Cartoon by Mike Ramsey
Canadian Bacon’s Corner
ALLISON DOHERTY Call Staff
Dear Bacon: How did you become Bacon? What’s the story behind the name? Sincerely Lovey and Bay.
W e l l Lovey and Bay, the story behind the name is not a ridiculous one. I’m actually DJ Canadian Bacon on WCUC-FM, and people just call me Bacon for short. Believe what you will, but I’m actually a Canadian citizen. The actual credit will
have to go to my sister. Being my twin sister born only six years before me, we are pretty much the exact same person and share many humorous characteristics. I do love bacon, maybe a little too much so the name fits. That’s pretty much all I have to say on the name. As I said, there’s no crazy story behind it; I didn’t have a crazy night and wake up cuddling with packs of bacon. If you have any questions for me next time, you can send me an e-mail at bacon@ clarioncallnews.com. I’ll be in California for the next Dear Bacon. Have a good break everyone. -The writer is a Communications major and a staff member of The Clarion Call.
Relax class attendance policy
We want to know what you think! Now there’s a whole bunch of ways to make your opinion heard. S E N D YO U R L E T T E R S T O
firstname.lastname@example.org COMMENT ON OUR WEBSITE
www.clarioncallnews.com V I S I T O U R FA C E B O O K
www.facebook.com/clarioncall TWEET US
larion University, along with many other colleges and universities across the country require attendance to classes, but is this really best for the students? On the surface, it appears mandatory attendance would force the students to be more involved in their education and would naturally promote better grades.
Personally, I have a lot to do in one day. I am involved with American Marketing Association, I am the Managing Editor here at The Clarion Call and I have a job developing websites working 20 hours a week. I also earned a 3.4 last semester. Sometimes I need to miss class because of other obligations, and it is not fair to penalize me for this. In the real world, as many professors love to call it, having the foresight and ability to manage time in an effective way is an asset, but it requires practice. I propose that universities and colleges, including Clarion, should abolish mandatory
attendance. Rather than pursuing lower drop-out rates, they should pursue properly equipping students for the professional world. If a student can get the grade without attending every class he or she should be permitted to without penalty. This will allow students to become involved with student organizations and other hands on experiences to truly build their resume and prepare them for the future.
-The writer is a Business major and the Managing Editor of The Clarion Call.
March 3, 2011
Clarion Call 5 THE
Marcellus panel discusses fracking in state JOSH BEYERS Features Staff
Questions were asked and environment concerns aired during a public forum on the Environmental Impact on Marcellus Shale Drilling and Fracking Feb. 28 at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. “I thought the forum was very informative with great info, but there is a lot more information out there. This is only the tip of the iceberg,” Kim Forsythe of Ridgeway said. Forsythe is a representative of the Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship, a group of concerned citizens in Elk County that advocate for a healthy, sustainable environment by informing and raising awareness about the hazards of gas well drilling. Marcellus Shale is an important topic of conversation as of late. The forum was moderated by Joe Sestak, a former U.S. Representative and a candidate in the 2010 senatorial election. The panel included Conrad Dan Volz, a professor of occupational and environmental health in the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh; Shireen Parsons, Pennsylvania Community Organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and Bill Belitskus, board presi-
Carly Masiroff / The Clarion Call
Panelists (from left) Conrad Volz, Shireen Parsons, and Bill Beliskus take questions dent of the Allegheny Defense Project. Joyce Overly, a professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Clarion University, organized the forum with a committee that included Thomas Rourke, a professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Clarion; Denice Grubb, owner of the Accidental Artist Boutique in Clarion and Laurie Miller, a professor of Communication at Clarion. Students in the Society for Collegiate Journalists videotaped and recorded the forum. The event, which lasted around two hours, was broken up into 20-minute
Brown Bag Series promotes scholarship KATIE ANTHONY Features Editor
During Spring 2009 Dr. Susan Prezzano and Dr. Suzie Boyden started a speaker series. The Brown Bag Series was intended to “promote and create greater visibility for faculty scholarship and research on campus.” It is sponsored by Partners in Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Dr. Boyden said the goal of the series is to create a casual venue for faculty to share their research, explore problems or questions they face and gain new ideas and perspectives as a result of engaging in discussion with faculty and students from other disciplines. Dr. Boyden said, “Informal discussions among colleagues will give us all more support in our own endeavors, heighten the visibility of faculty-student research programs and create an exciting in-
tellectual atmosphere.” The Brown Bag Series hosts three to four speakers a semester. “It was designed to complement the faculty author series, which focuses on published work.” said Boyden.” The Series is seen “as a place for discussing ongoing research at any stage of development, from idea formation to designing methodology or practicing a conference talk,” said Boyden. Presentations about student-faculty research collaborations to inspire faculty to engage their students in primary research in their fields are particularly welcome. Anyone is welcome to participate. It takes place on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. in the seminar room in Founders Hall. People with questions are urged to contact Boyden, email@example.com, or Prezzano,sprezzano@ clarion.edu.
intervals designated to the panel speakers. The rest of the time was used for the audience to ask questions. The panelists spoke on an issue affecting not only the state of Pennsylvania, but also the rest of the country, Marcellus shale gas drilling. Drilling involves the fracking process, which works by forcing 50,000 to 350,000 gallons of a mixture of water, sand or other chemicals down to the shale. This fracking opens the well and allows access to the natural gas inside. Fracturing fluids can contain chemi-
Poet brings in Warhol-o-rama BRANDY HADDEN Copy Editor
Attendees were “Warhol-ofied” when Peter Oresick came to Clarion University’s Art Gallery on March 1 to read from his book of poems, “Warhol-o-rama,” a collection of poems about Andy Warhol. “Like Andy’s soup cans, I wanted to write these poems about his life from slightly different angles, with slightly different colors and forms,” said Oresick, who is the associate director of the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing at Chatham University. Oresick in Pittsburgh has published several books including, “For a Living: The Poetry of Work,” “The Pittsburgh Book of Contemporary American Poetry,” “Working Classics: Poems on Industrial Life” and “Definitions: Poems.” In addition to “Warhol-o-rama,” Oresick read from 1990s “Defintions,” which is more true to his poetic style of making hard labor come to delicate life. “He writes about work as a way to articulate your art,” said Phil Terman, an English profes-
sor at Clarion University. Some of the work in “Definitions” focuses on Oresick’s hard work as a teen growing up in Ford City, Pa.; a 17-year-old working at PPG. Oresick tackles topics from the glass plant itself, to a Ford City bar, to his father, to Hell’s Angels. In contrast, Oresick mentioned how the Warhol poems were an exciting writing experience for him. “It was the most fun writing that I’ve ever done in my career to date…” “…After my archive research I got on the Internet, and well, it’s just astounding how much there is out there,” Oresick said. He described “Warhol-o-rama” as a poetic, book length biography. “One of my friends convinced me to write one, and that let to two, then three, then four.” The book contains 100 poems on Warhol. “I’ve published enough, most I’ve kept from you all,” Oresick said. Two of the more recognizable poems from the book are “Andy Warhol for Pittsburgh” and “Andy Warhol for Familiar Quotations.” Oresick explained
Creature Feature: The Jersey Devil RUSSELL PEKELNICKY Features Editor
This week, Creature Feature covers the Jersey Devil. According to prarieghost.com, the Jersey Devil is regarded as one of the strangest of all creatures of cryptozoology. According to legend, the Jersey Devil was the 13th child of one Mrs. Jones, who upon discovery of her pregnancy, said, “The devil can take this one.” The legend says that seems to be exactly what happened, as the baby arrived as a monstrous creature, eventually growing to be more than 20 feet long, with a reptilian body, horse’s head, batwings and a long, forked tail. The creature eventually vanished and later began haunting the Pine Barrens area of New Jersey. The legend, reports prarieghost.com, originated when New Jersey was a colony.
cals that can be toxic to humans and wildlife, and chemicals that are known to cause cancer, said the panelists. Panel speakers, such as Volz, were enthusiastic about the subject. Volz supervises a website called Fractracker. org that maps all the Marcellus shale drilling sites across the region. He and other panelists encouraged the audience to support ordinances prohibiting drilling near places like schools, hospitals and railroads. Following a question about safe drinking water, Belitskus said wastewaterprocessing facilities are not equipped to handle some of the chemicals associated with fracking. Parsons, who helps communities develop guidelines and regulations for Marcellus shale drilling, said, “You do not have a fracking problem here, you have a democracy problem. You think you have no power against corporations? Well, you do,” she said. She suggested communities organize efforts at a grassroots level. The symposium concluded with a question-and-answer session. Topics included the loss of reusable, clean water from the state’s watershed, potential pollution from the flow-back water from the drilling and leaks from gas wells.
Because of this legend, grown men feared to travel in the woods, and rumors of disappearances of cattle, pets and even the occasional child in the woods were accredited to this fiendish legend. In 1740, the people of the Pine Barrens attempted to exorcise the beast, but found that it was to no avail, as there were two sightings of the devil within that century. About 100 years after the exorcism, the devil returned in full force, abducting children who stayed out after sundown. The creature disappeared again in 1909, but sightings began to resurface in 1927, and would resurface again every few years. Various residents of New Jersey reported spotting the creature. The Jersey Devil was last seen in 1993, when forest ranger John Irwan was driving along the Mullica River in southern New Jersey, and was startled to find the road ahead being blocked by the Jersey Devil,
according to prarieghost.com. He is reported having stared at the creature for several minutes before it fled into the woods. Over the years, descriptions of this creature have changed. According to elktownship.com, in one instance, the creature resembled something that was three and a half feet tall, had the head of a collie, face of a horse, a long neck, wings and crane legs. Other reports describe it as a seven-foot tall man covered in hair, more resembling a sasquatch. Some believe that the sightings of the Jersey Devil have decreased with the industrialization and technological advances in the region. Some believe the lack of physical evidence is proof enough of the Jersey Devil’s status as only legend, but the number of sightings over the past two and a half centuries have led some to speculate otherwise.
the tension between Warhol and Pittsburgh before reading his poem, “Warhold left and never came back.” Listeners laughed aloud in the gallery as Oresick read the lines, “I must consider my natural resources./My natural resources consist of 10,000 hills and 446 bridges and one bronze statue of Roberto Clemente.” “Familiar Quotations” was written in the form of a pantoum, in which the second and fourth lines in the first stanza are then the first and third lines in the next and so on. “Andy made it easy for me with how repetitive his philosophies were,” said Oresick. At the end of the reading Oresick was asked if he went about writing some of his poems like Andy went about making his art, questioning and making things deliberately different. “What is a poem? in the same way how he tested art? Yes I did keep that in mind while I was writing. Some of the poems are quite naked. Art is what you can get away with, and I felt that way quite a bit as I was writing this.”
March 3, 2011
6 Clarion Call
TOP 10 tips for spring break vacation RUSSELL PEKELNICKY
5. Remain calm.
Spring break approaches, and with that, some are bound to use the time to travel and see the world. In such cases, travel tips are a handy thing to keep in mind. Here are some nice ideas on how to maximize the fun on your spring break experience.
10. Think about what to pack. There are few things worse than going on vacation and realizing you’re missing something. If you can, prepare a list of things to bring ahead of time, so you’ve got your bases covered. Also, by thinking ahead you can figure out how to best pack your things into your luggage and best arrange things for easy transport so you have that many less bags to carry with you.
9. Bring some entertainment. During a vacation, you might find yourself with some extra free time between activities. Rather than be a bored bum, bring something to do. Books are a personal favorite, but a variety activities are possible. Travel-sized board games are good for group trips, and taking up sewing and latch-hook weaving might be an option as well.
8. Blend in. People tend to dislike tourists, so avoid unnecessary hassles and stay safe by blending in if you’re going to a populated area. Avoid looking at travel guides in busy places, and use maps sparingly. Generally, if possible, have an idea of where you’re heading before you head out.
7. Expect the unexpected. Don’t let surprises freak you out on your trip. Take them in stride, and accept them as they happen. Who knows, maybe they’ll take you somewhere you never expected to. Also, being prepared can save you some grief later on.
6. Watch the alcohol. Drinking can be a way to unwind during vacation, but don’t overindulge. Be sure to drink plenty of water, and don’t drink on an empty stomach. Also, drink with people you trust, so as to not end up in a bad situation.
Things can go wrong over the course of a day, but the trick is making sure to not let them throw you off completely. Take a breath and calm down if things don’t go as you’d expect in a situation. Maybe a setback now can become a golden oppertunity later. Staying calm can make all the difference between a great and a horrible vacation.
4. Have a plan, but be flexible. Figure out what you want to do with your time, then do it. Having a plan is a great way to make sure your break remains entertaining and exciting. Allow enough leeway so you can easily manipulate the order of events to accommodate other spurof-the-moment events. This way, you have both enough structure to stay motivated to do things, but enough freedom to have fun.
3. Let someone know where you’re going. By telling someone where you’re going, you’ll be less likely to get in a situation you can’t handle. There are truly few things less comfortable than waking up at 3 a.m. with no idea where you are, and no knowledge of how to get back to civilization. Also, letting people know where you’re going can make it so that you have more people to do things with on your break. That way, if you do find yourself randomly in the woods, you have a friend to try to piece together why you’re stuck out in the middle of nowhere.
2. Take care of yourself. Make sure to eat right and bathe regularly, so as to not get sick. Nothing is worse that a cold over a break. It can slow you down and leave you feeling like crap in a time where the world is your oyster. Don’t let sickness or infirmity slow you down, and what better way to blast through an obstacle then to make sure it never existed?
1. Keep track of belongings. One of the worst feelings a person can have is that gut-sinking sensation you get when you’re missing something valuable. A cell phone or a wallet is relatively easy to lose in your own home, and a nightmare if you lose it out on vacation. Make sure to keep track of your prized belongings, and if you do lose them, have a back-up plan ready.
RSOs and RUOs challenged to fight hunger in Clarion BRANDY HADDEN Copy Editor
Sports teams and sororities alike are challenged to gather up as much food as they “can” to fight hunger in the Clarion region. The “Together We Can” competition is a challenge in the Spirit Contests that asks all RSOs and RUOs to collect non-perishable food items. Kelly Ryan, the creator of the Spirit Contests and of this challenge itself, said that even though Clarion has had food drives before, this one is different. “It’s different when it’s a competition. It’s different from ‘Hey do you wanna give food to some people?’ to ‘Let’s win this,’” said Ryan. “We plan to have this every year, and I think that if all of the organizations work together as a whole, we will be able to collect more food overall.” The food that the organizations donate will be weighed, and a prize will be given to the organization
that brings the most food. All the food will be evenly distributed to the five food banks that are participating in the drive as of now: Community Action, the Jesus Pantry, First United Methodist Church, the Salvation Army and the Knox Cupboard. This year, the goal for the contest is “to see just how much we can get,” Ryan said. “Next year though, we would like our goal to be for the food we collect to be able to make a physical line from campus to the courthouse....” “...Four cans equals about a foot, and that’s a lot of food!” Ryan said. She said that she is challenging all involved with the planning to collect one food item per day that the contest lasts, that’s 30 items. “Can you imagine if everyone did that?” Gabby Scrofano, a freshman at Clarion University, thinks the contest is a good idea. “It’s a very important, efficient way to give back
to the community, and show them that we love them,” Scrofano said. Ryan also thinks of this as a way to give back to the community. “First, it’s an easy way to help. Almost everyone can afford one box of macaroni and cheese or one can of soup,” Ryan said. “People have to remember that throughout your life people are going to help you out when you need it. It’s an easy way to give back for real,” she said For the Clarion region, this contest mainly helps the people who have lost their jobs due to big businesses like Owens-Illinois, leaving the area. This competition is sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Involvement, UAB and Koinonia Christian Fellowship. RSOs and RUOs are to bring their donations to 250/252 Gemmell between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. March 25. Tables will also be set up in the Gemmell Rotunda from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on March 15-17 and 22-24.
Researchers declare eastern cougar extinct MICHAEL RUBINKAM AP Exchange
ALLENTOWN,-The “ghost cat” is just that. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday declared the eastern cougar to be extinct, confirming a widely held belief among wildlife biologists that native populations of the big cat were wiped out by man a century ago. After a lengthy review, federal officials concluded there are no breeding populations of cougars — also known as pumas, panthers, mountain lions and catamounts — in the eastern United States. Researchers believe the eastern cougar subspecies has probably been extinct since the 1930s. Wednesday’s declaration paves the way for the eastern cougar to be removed from the endangered species list, where it was placed in 1973. The agency’s decision to declare the eastern cougar extinct does not affect the status of the Florida panther, another endangered wildcat.
Some hunters and outdoors enthusiasts have long insisted there’s a small breeding population of eastern cougars saying the secretive cats have simply eluded detection — hence the “ghost cat” moniker. The wildlife service said Wednesday it confirmed 108 sightings between 1900 and 2010, but that these animals either escaped or were released from captivity, or migrated from western states to the Midwest. “The Fish and Wildlife Service fully believes that some people have seen cougars, and that was an important part of the review that we did,” said Mark McCollough, an endangered species biologist who led the agency’s eastern cougar study. “We went on to evaluate where these animals would be coming from.” A breeding population of eastern cougars would almost certainly have left evidence of its existence, he said. Cats would have been hit by cars or caught in traps, left tracks in the snow or turned up on any of the hundreds of thousands of trail cameras that dot Eastern forests but researchers have come up empty.
March 3, 2011
Clarion Call 7 THE
The Music Box is back again this week talking about The Streets and their last album, “Computers and Blues.” Make sure to check out the podcast both online and on 91.7 WCUC-FM Friday mornings at 11:30 a.m.. If you would like to share your thoughts on the album or have any music related questions, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, @tweet us at twitter.com/call_ae or join our Facebook fanpage.
ond track, and even so this happened with a little help from Robert Harvey of The Music. I guess I’m just not a fan of the Streets or this type of music, but let’s put it this way; if I had $11 and a choice between a back wax and this album, I would have to go with the back wax. It’s hard to find a real rhythm or feeling for this album and the feeling I get when listening to it is more uneasy than anything. Granted, some parts of some songs were pretty cool, but not cool enough for a whole song’s worth. I feel like this guy would have a better chance chopping up the State of the Union Address and putting loops behind it. That way the songs would at least have a more genuine novelty. In my opinion, the Streets belong on the streets.
“Blip On a Screen” is really the song listeners should go to if they want to hear the angst that Skinner has for the subject. The lyrics get to the heart of the matter and challenge the notion of the internet becoming a socially acceptable answer for relationships. Although some of the songs feature some poor editing work, I was always able to find something likeable in each song. Again, The Streets are not for everyone. Skinner’s delivery often comes off as passive and monotone, but that is just the way he wants it to be. Even though some of the other members of the Music Box crew won’t agree with me, I think Skinner is a poet. He challenges the norm when it comes to pacing, but his lyrics cause you to rethink that which has become second nature for our generation.
Matt and Kim could ever be. After the high pitch intro, it goes into Skinner “rapping” (aka talking), and it doesn’t go with the music at all. You know rap is a lot like poetry? And poetry is supposed to flow? Not in this case, complete opposite. The only song I can say I almost enjoy is “Going Through Hell,” and that’s only because the lyrics actually match up to the music pretty well. I also like the flute, maybe a wooden flute, in the beginning. My problem with it is the chorus reads, “If you’re going through hell” which relates to the track title…which is also the title of a Rodney Atkins song. I’m not a huge country fan, but sorry Skinner, a trip through hell has already been sung. All in all I’m going to be straight to the point. Not a fan of The Streets, I am the hater on the street.
use a sample of “Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun, and Wiz does it better. Later is the song, “OMG,” which sounds about as good as a poem written by a depressed tweener staring at her Facebook news feed while realizing that the boy in her math class is with someone else and he should be with her instead. I don’t know about you, but I don’t need a theme song for me to creep on Facebook to. Not that I creep on Facebook, but if I did this song would be on repeat. In conclusion, if you’re into bad house techno, British rap or meaningless lyrics then this album is for you. If not, see ya in two weeks when we review Dance Gavin Dance’s new album, which hopefully will be much better. Have a great break.
Fittingly for “Computers and Blues” the setting of the emotions takes place in front of a computer screen. Though he mocks the replacement of the real world with the the internet, “Looked at your status, ‘in a relationship,’ ‘In a relationship’,” the song perfectly captures the feeling of that pit that appears in your stomach when you find yourself in a similar situation, before turning the script and revealing a happy ending as the narrator spots “among the normally ignorable requests” that the woman he’d gotten so bent out of shape about was waiting for him to acknowledge that they were “in a relationship” with each other. The Streets purpose was always to reflect real life. Skinner achieves this goal, and then some. Though it’s sad that we won’t hear from this alias anytime soon, I still got love for The Streets.
o you have audio editing software and/or skills? Well so does Mike Skinner of the Streets. Unfortunately, he seems to lack, or chooses not to use, an essential music component called melody. Skinner’s style of talk-rapping over a series of chopped up, jerky rock, jazz and R&B songs is quite off-putting at first. His lack of flow is somewhat of a quirky novelty as used in “Parklife” by Blur. But that was one song. One. This whole album is “Parklife” on PCP. The difference is that “Parklife” has some flow and alignment and, wait for it, a chorus. There is one song on this album, “Computers and Blues,” that has a sung chorus that actually ties the song together and makes it enjoyable. This song is “Going through Hell,” and it is the seche Streets are an acquired taste. I knew this going in, but it seems “Computers and Blues” is a niche album that I’m not sure the average music listener can enjoy. Mike Skinner of the Streets has an interesting delivery and a general lack of flow that might be off-putting to most hip-hop fans. While some might see this as the Streets downfall, this is actually its strongest force. Skinner writes and delivers in a way that makes sense to him and his music. “Computers and Blues” might be some of the best writing that the Streets have ever done. The first track, “Outside Inside,” lets listeners know that this album is about the melodramas that we let play out over the internet and the acceptance of the stonerlike lifestyles that were created by them. he Streets…where to begin? Let me start off by saying I have never really listened to The Streets before. Now, that being said, I never really want to listen to them again. One-man band Michael Geoffrey Skinner is the British rap/hip-hop man behind The Streets. Imagine Russell Brand talking into a microphone in front of a jazz drum set player and you’ll have The Streets. This is rap? I think not. Where is the form? Better yet where is the delivery? Skinner is boring. Period. I could be a rapper too if that’s all it takes. One track on “Computers and Blues” that I instantly wanted to turn off was “Outside Inside.” If you read my Matt and Kim review, it’s no secret that I am not a fan of chip tune music and that is exactly what the intro to this song is…except way more annoying than am: “Hey we’re doing The Streets new album for the MusicBox next week.” Me: “Who are The Streets?” After hearing the first two tracks on the new Streets album “Computers and Blues,” I quickly realized why I had never heard of The Streets before and for the rest of the album, well, I spent my time wishing that I had never heard of The Streets before. The album begins with “Outside Inside,” which leads into “Roof of Your Car.” These two songs make me feel like I am back in sixth grade signing onto dial-up AOL while I’m listening to Chumbawamba B-sides. Next on tap is “Without Thinking.” This is easily the best song on the album, however, if you like it, just listen to Wiz Khalifa’s “The Thrill.” Both songs ince “Original Pirate Material,” no British rapper has been so consistently successful with his output, both critically and commercially. Almost 10 years later, the world has changed, this album reflects that perfectly,. On standout “Roof Of A Car,“ Skinner opines that “One day they’re gonna make electrical implants in the brain that simulate raving type sensations away.” In a daze, wondering what marvels of technology the future will hold, and scathingly reviewing the gadget obsessed society that he’s become a part of, “We make pains to stay sane but waste days on games online.” “OMG” might be one of Skinner’s best songs, it shows the devolution of society since Facebook began. While the sentiments of the narrator are just as sincere as when “Dry Your Eyes” reached the top of the UK singles chart in ‘04.
March 3, 2011
8 Clarion Call THE
Re-imagining an innovator SAMUEL DIXON
Arts & Entertainment Editor
Apple revolutionized the portable computing market in 2010 with its release of the iPad. The device helped develop a brand-new concept for tablet computing and forced Apple’s competition to play catch-up. Now, just a few weeks after Google released its flagship Android tablet, the Motorola Xoom, Apple announced that it would be releasing a new iPad. On March 2 Apple CEO, Steve Jobs announced the second-generation iPad at a special Apple event in California. Jobs, who recently has been on medical leave, started the
Caitlin McGill / The Clarion Call
Comedian Steve Hofstetter performs Feb. 26 in the Gemmell Multipurpose Room. The event was sponsored by the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
event by stating. “We’ve been working on this product for awhile, and I didn’t want to miss it.” The new “post PC” device, as Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, put it, has seen a number of improvements from its predecessor. The body of the iPad is 0.34 inches thick, 1.3 pounds and comes in either black or white. There are now two cameras on the device. One on the back, capable of 720p HD video recording and a front facing camera for apps like FaceTime. Apple also upgraded the tablet’s processor, which Jobs says, is “up to two times faster” than the previous model. The iPad is now fully capable
of sending HD information to a TV, by having support for HDMI. Along with the announcement, Apple also took the time to introduce some accessories and apps specifically for the iPad. “We did a case for the original iPad,” said Jobs. “It worked pretty well, but we went to all the trouble to make this beautiful design, but then covered it up with the case.” This time around, Apple designed the case right along with the iPad itself. More of a cover than a case, it attaches to the tablet using magnetism and can be manipulated to hold and use the iPad in different orientations. Apple is bringing its familiar iMovie video edit-
ing application natively to the device. iMovies user interface has been redesigned to work better on the device without losing familiar features from the Mac version. The application will be able to edit video shot on the device and can integrate any music stored on the device. Apple is also bringing its popular music editing software, Garage Band. The iPad version has support for up to eight different tracks and supports for both real and midi instruments. Apple is again attempting to put its competition back to the drawing board and force them to re-imagine the tablet. The second generation iPad will launch March 11.
Carly Masiroff / The Clarion Call
“The White Show” is on exhibit in the Clarion University Art Gallery. Gallery hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
March 3, 2011
Clarion Call 9 THE
Clarion ends season with loss DOM WALKER Sports Staff
The Clarion men’s basketball team ended its playoff hopes last Wednesday, Feb. 23, when it fell to the Vulcan’s of California University of Pennsylvania at Tippin Gymnasium. However, Clarion had a chance to end the season on a high note as they traveled to Erie to take on Gannon University this past Saturday, Feb 26. This would be the last chance for seniors Lloyd Harrison, Jamar Harrison, Mike Sherry and Julius Berry to wear a Golden Eagles uniform and represent their school. “This is a bittersweet ending, and I wish next year’s team the best of luck,” said Berry. Last time these two teams faced off, the Golden Eagles were on an 11 game win streak at home. Gannon would not let that faze them as the Golden Knights won by nine points, 76-67. This time around, the Golden Eagles would not be playing in front of the Clarion faithful. Coming into the game Lloyd Harrison was averaging 18 points per game, and he did not disappoint in his last game as a Golden Eagle either, scoring a game-
Archive Photo / The Clarion Call
Senior Lloyd Harrison scores 24 points in the Golden Eagles last game of the year against Gannon University. high 24 points. Jamar Harrison also had a great night getting a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Jamar Harrison had a dynamic senior year, reaching an average of
19.3 points per game. These two were only a portion of this year’s Golden Eagles team, that finished with a 15-11 overall record. Junior center Paul McQueen and junior
power forward Quintus “Bud” Teer also had a huge impact. McQueen ended the season with 10.7 points per game average. Teer, in his first year with the Golden Eagles,
ended the season with 11.8 points per game average, and also averaged 10.5 rebounds per game making him the first player since Marvin Wells in 1988 to average a double-
double in a season. This was the first Clarion men’s basketball team since 1977 to have four players end the season with double digit point averages. “We stared out the season hot, just couldn’t finish it out,” Lloyd Harrison said. All this would still not be enough for the Golden Eagles in this match-up. The Golden Knights were the team that had the hot hand, with four of their players ending the game in double digits. This really gave the Golden Eagles no hope in winning their last game of the season. Senior forward Travis Brannen matched Lloyd Harrison with 24 points. Stephen Battle also was in double figures for the Golden Knights with 16 points. The 81-68 win was not enough for the Golden Knights to get into the PSAC West playoff race. IUP finished first in the conference with a 22-5 record. Behind them in second is Mercyhurst with a 20-7 record. In third place with a record of 20-9 is Slippery Rock. Slipping into the last playoff spot with a 15-12 record was CalU.
Golden Eagles lose season finale MATTHEW MULLEN Sports Staff
Archive Photo / The Clarion Call
Raven Jones brings the ball up the court against Gannon.
This past Saturday, Feb. 26, the Clarion women’s basketball team lost its season finale 93-58 to Gannon University at the Hammermill Center. Gannon scored 45 points in the first half alone, and lead the Golden Eagles by 17 at the half. The second half was just as brutal, as the Golden Knights handed Clarion its 10th conference loss and 19th loss overall. Despite the Golden Eagles struggles, there were some nice individ-
ual performances. Freshman Ann Deibert played a terrific game scoring 15 points, dishing out four assists and grabbing six rebounds. Freshman Emma Fickel continued to do what she does best, hit the three ball. She hit four of 11 from three point range and scored 12 points. Freshman Mackenzie Clark had a solid overall game, dropping in 10 points, seven assists and four rebounds. Freshman Lauren Savulchak was also in double digits with 10 points. In the end, it was a losing season for the
Golden Eagles with many bumps in the road. Even though they went through some tough times, they showed a promising future. The top five scorers for the Golden Eagles were all freshmen, led by Fickel, who had a sensational year from beyond the arc. She hit 89 three-pointers and averaged 13.3 points per game. Deibert, Savulchak, Raven Jones, Clark and Fickel will be the core group of the future and should continue to get better in the years to come. “The season was rough for everyone, but we
made it through and we improved,” Clark said. “I think the future for our team is very bright and I’m excited to see what happens.” Gannon could not secure the final playoff spot with the win. Finishing at the top of the conference was Edinboro with a 24-3 record. In second, was IUP with a 19-8 record. In third, with a record of 21-6 was CalU, and rounding out the playoff berths in fourth was Mercyhurst with a 1515 records. Clarion finished 7-19 overall, and 4-10 this season.
Ron Righter CUP C UP m men’s en’s basketball basketball head head coach coach INTERVIEW BY Matthew Mullen
What was your greatest moment as a player?
When I was playing at Duke, I beat North Carolina State at Cameron with a long jumper in the corner with a couple seconds left on the clock.
What is your greatest coaching moment at Clarion?
What are your thoughts about this past season?
When we beat West Chester for the state title, it was the first state title in Clarion’s history. Then we were headed into the NCAA tournament.
It’s disappointing. We are all disappointed because we had such high expectations. Right on through January ,we were working on all cylinders. We were roaring like a lion, and then February came and we went out like a lamb. We lost a lot of close games, and if we had won at least two of them, we would be in the playoffs instead of having our season come to an end.
What are your thoughts about the senior class?
I really thought Jamar Harrison and Lloyd Harrison had outstanding years. They really stepped up in big games over the course of the year. They had really good careers for two-year guys. Mike Sherry has had to overcome a lot, but any way you cut it, he’s 1,000 point scorer, so he had to do something right.
Even though they are all disappointed about the way the year finished, there were some very good moments this season.
What are your thoughts about next season?
We have to reload, evaluate some areas. We have to improve our man-to-man defense because it let us down, down the stretch of games. On paper, we looked good statistically, but it’s how you play in the last couple minutes of a close game. I think next year we will work on a lot of clock situations. We have to learn how to win those type of games.
Courtesy Photo / The Clarion Call
March 3, 2011
10 Clarion Call THE
Baseball gets ready for 2011 season MICHAEL COLLINS Sports Staff
The Clarion Golden Eagle baseball team is days away from its season opener on March 5. Mike Brown will begin his fourth season as Clarion’s head coach. The Golden Eagles had a tough season last year, finishing in last place with a 6-34 record only defeating Bloomsburg, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Mansfield and Washington Adventist twice. The team is excited to start playing, and members look to bounce back strong from a disappointing last season. “This year is going to be very different from last season,” sophomore pitcher Kevin Gnacinski said. “We changed a lot of things in the fall, and we really have our heads on straight this year. We have a quality team that loves playing baseball. We have the pitching, the
defense, the hitting and the mindset to be the best,” Gnacinski said. Clarion returns five starters from last year’s team, including Kenny Morgan, who led the team in batting average, hits, home runs and RBIs. They return two-year starters Scott Berkes and Mark White, as well as three-year starter Matt Rossi. They also welcome transfer students Jerico Weitzel, who played at the University of Florida last season, and Jon Roncolato, who transferred from Tusculum College. “Our defense and hitting is extremely solid,” Gnacinski said. “The majority of the weight rests on the shoulders of the pitching staff.” There are several older players who have a lot of experience, such as Eric Panko, Brandon Slater and Gregg Bandzuh. The rest of the pitching staff are sophomores and freshmen.
“Although young, this year’s pitching staff is fearless,” Gnacinski said. Several of the freshmen such as Mike Dunn, Matt Warhola and Pat Golden are going to play key roles in the bullpen. “These pitchers are really proving themselves early, and it’s pushing everyone else to get better. We have a great team this year with nothing to lose, and we will most certainly make some noise in the PSAC,” Gnacinski said. “I’m excited for this season to get started, and I really feel that this is the best team we’ve had in my four years at Clarion,” Bandzuh said. “Our defense is solid, which will make things easier for me on the mound.” Clarion looks to surprise some people in the PSAC with sound defense and a pretty strong lineup. “I feel very confident in our team this year, and I think this is the most talented team Clarion has had in a while,” Morgan said.
“I see us doing some special things in the PSAC this year. Our team has been focused since the day we stepped foot on the field in the fall. We have a great mix of pitching this year, and defensively I don’t see any other team in the PSAC better than we will be this season.” The Golden Eagles will return first baseman Rossi, who they lost last year due to a shoulder injury. “Rossi is healthy and looking better than I have ever seen him before,” Morgan said. The Golden Eagles are confident and have high expectations going into this season. “This year Clarion University baseball is going to be a serious contender for the PSAC title. I hope to see eager fans at our games this year to cheer us on,” Morgan said. Clarion starts the season away on Saturday, March 5, against Millersville at 1 p.m.
Archive Photo / The Clarion Call
Freshmen Luke Prazenica was 1-3 with a 7.24 ERA in his first year pitching for the Golden Eagles.
NBA trades take an East Coast swing EDDIE MCDONALD Sports Staff
Last week the NBA had two big-time deals go down. First, the Denver Nuggets parted ways with their superstar forward, Carmelo Anthony, as they dealt the four-time all star to the New York Knicks. Anthony’s contract was set to expire at season’s end, and it was widely known he did not want to stay in Denver. His preferred choice? The New York Knicks. The Nuggets knew if they wanted to get any value for Anthony, than it would be best to trade him before the Feb. 24 deadline, as he was not expected to sign their three-year, $65 million extension. So the Nuggets did just that. Along with Anthony, they shipped veteran point guard, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter
and Renaldo Balkman. The Nuggets received Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, the Knicks 2014 first-round draft pick, the Warriors’ 2012 second-round pick, the Warriors’ 2013 second-round pick and $3 million in cash. It was rumored that the Knicks had enough cap space to sign a big time free agent point guard, such as the New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul and Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams. The New Jersey Nets, who were also in the sweepstakes for Anthony, made a trade of their own. They traded for Williams, stealing a little bit of the thunder from the Knicks. Now, Paul is rumored to be on the Knicks wish list. He said over the summer that if Anthony, and highly coveted free agent Amare Stoudemire went to the Big Apple, then he
would follow suit when his contract expires after the 2012 season. Teams all around the league are stocking up on superstars. It all started three years ago when the Boston Celtics traded for perennial all stars, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, joining fellow all star, Paul Pierce. The Celtics went on to win the 2007-2008 NBA Title. The “Big Three” in Boston caught the interest of probably the most highly coveted free agent in NBA, or even sports history, LeBron James. James’ contract expired at the end of last season, and nobody knew whether he would return to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, or test the free agency waters. He took the water and his talents to South Beach to form a “super team” with two other NBA superstars, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Both of those players’
contracts expired that summer as well. Everybody instantly put the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. A lot of superstars are going to realize they can take less money, and play with other superstars and win championships. Some people say this is bad for the league, but is it? I don’t think so. I think it will be a good thing for the league. Ratings will be through the roof, and a lot more teams, or the ones that are willing to pay these superstars, will be in the hunt for the NBA Title. Last Sunday, the newly powered Knicks paid a visit to South Beach and the “New Big Three” garnered over four million viewers. The NBA is about to go to new dimensions with the alliance of superstars, and I think it’s great. Will your team put up the money for top NBA stars?
Courtesy Photo / The Clarion Call
Megan Toddy sets personal record in 5,000 meter run.
Carter, Loughner lead Clarion at track and field championships JUSTIN WELTON Sports Staff
Clarion University’s women’s indoor track and field team participated and finished in 14th place in the PSAC Championships at Edinboro this past weekend, Feb. 26-27. The Golden Eagles finished with 2 ½ points. Alexis Carter and Sarah Loughner both provided scoring performances for the Golden Eagles. Carter was eighth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.43 which brought on one point. Carter also ran the 200-meter dash in 26.51; both performances set school records. “The greatest feeling is exceeding my personal bests,” Carter said. “Breaking the school’s record was the icing on the cake.” “Carter had an outstanding indoor season,” Head Coach D.J. Bevevino said. She capped it off by qualifying for the 60-meter hurdles, which is an outstanding achievement. Loughner tied for seventh in the high jump with a leap of 1.57 meters which earned 1 ½ points. The team provided eight season-best performances out of 14 during the Championships. The team set three school records. “Nobody performed poorly,” Bevevino said. “We had athletes who had their best times, but was not good enough to earn points
because the conference is that talented.” Carter earned two school records in the 60-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash on Saturday, and was part of the relay team that set another school record. The 4-by-400 relay team of Carter, Kayla Kohlman, Anna Pfingstler and Bethany Naugle finished the relay in 4:04.84, but still finished in ninth place. Loughner and Kristine Mellor both placed higher than they have ever been seeded. “Loughner and I both cleared 5-foot three quarter inches, wand we were both happy about that,” Mellor said. “We didn’t have many missed attempts at each height we attempted, so it was a pretty good day.” Megan Toddy ran the 5,000-meter run in a time of 18:35.45, which was 25 seconds faster than her previous best time. Toddy finished 22nd in the 5,000-meter. “To shave 25 seconds off a run like that is a noteworthy performance,” Bevevino said. The distance medley relay team finished with a time of 12:53.38. The participants were Ciara Shorts, Naugle, Carter and Toddy. “The team must accept the fact that hard work will reap benefits,” Bevevino said. The outdoor season starts March 26, at the California University Western Pennsylvania Championships.
March 3, 2011
Clarion Call 11 THE
STANDINGS HOCKEY NHL
Associated Press updates from around the country
TEAM PHILADELPHIA BOSTON TAMPA BAY PITTSBURGH WASHINGTON MONTREAL NY RANGERS CAROLINA
RECORD/POINTS 40-16-6 86 37-19-7 81 37-19-7 81 37-21-7 81 34-20-10 78 34-23-7 75 33-28-4 70 30-25-9 69
TEAM VANCOUVER DETROIT SAN JOSE PHOENIX CALGARY DALLAS CHICAGO LOS ANGELES
RECORD/POINTS 40-15-9 89 39-18-6 84 37-21-6 80 33-22-10 76 33-23-9 75 34-23-6 74 34-23-6 74 35-24-4 74
BUFFALO TORONTO ATLANTA NEW JERSEY FLORIDA NY ISLANDERS OTTAWA
30-25-7 28-27-9 26-27-11 28-31-4 26-30-7 24-32-9 21-33-9
NASHVILLE MINNESOTA ANAHEIM COLUMBUS ST. LOUIS COLORADO EDMONTON
32-23-9 33-25-6 33-25-5 31-24-7 28-26-9 26-30-8 21-35-8
67 65 63 60 59 57 51
Terry, Kidd’s triple-double lead Mavs past 76ers
73 72 71 69 65 60 50
*Teams above dashed line on track for playoffs Standings as of Wednesday at 11:23 p.m.
BASKETBALL NCAA - ESPN/USA TODAY TOP 25 (FEB. 28) TEAM 1. Ohio State 2. Kansas 3. Brigham Young 4. Duke 5. Pittsburgh 6. Purdue 7. Notre Dame 8. Texas 9. San Diego State 10. Wisconsin 11. Louisville 12. Syracuse 13. North Carolina
RECORD 28-2 28-2 27-2 27-3 26-4 25-5 24-5 24-6 28-2 22-6 23-7 24-6 23-6
TEAM 14. Florida 15. St. John’s 16. Connecticut 17. Georgetown 18. Arizona 19. Villanova 20. Vanderbilt 21. Utah State 22. Texas A&M 23. Kentucky 24. Missouri 25. George Mason
RECORD 23-6 19-9 21-8 21-8 23-6 21-9 21-8 26-3 22-7 21-8 22-8 25-5
NBA BASKETBALL TEAM BOSTON MIAMI CHICAGO ORLANDO ATLANTA NEW YORK PHILADELPHIA INDIANA
RECORD/GB 44-15 43-17 1.5 41-18 3 39-22 6 37-24 8 31-28 13 30-30 14.5 27-33 17.5
TEAM SAN ANTONIO DALLAS LOS ANGELES OKLAHOMA CITY DENVER NEW ORLEANS PORTLAND MEMPHIS
RECORD/GB 50-11 44-16 5.5 43-19 7.5 37-22 12 35-26 15 35-28 16 33-27 16.5 34-28 16.5
CHARLOTTE MILWAUKEE DETROIT NEW JERSEY TORONTO WASHINGTON CLEVELAND
26-33 23-36 22-41 17-43 17-44 15-45 11-49
PHOENIX UTAH HOUSTON GOLDEN STATE LA CLIPPERS SACRAMENTO MINNESOTA
31-28 32-29 31-31 27-33 21-40 15-43 15-47
18 21 24 27.5 28 29.5 33.5
*Teams above dashed line on track for playoffs Standings as of Wednesday at 11:23 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — Jason Terry hustled as he saw the loose ball rolling toward midcourt. In the final minute of a three-point game, first one to the ball could score the bucket that made the difference in the outcome. Terry pounced and had an uncontested breakaway dunk, and another Dallas win was in the record book. “That one possession signified what that game meant to us,” Terry said. Terry scored 30 points, Jason Kidd had a triple-double, and the Mavericks won their seventh straight game, 101-93 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. Dirk Nowitzki added 22 points for the Mavericks, who have won a whopping 17 of 18 games that shot them into second place in the Western Conference. “Shoot the ball, share the ball,” Nowitzki said. Sounds like a simple formula, one the Mavs have perfected during this sizzling stretch. Terry used near-flawless shooting over the second and third quarters to give the Mavs the lead, then sealed the win late in the fourth with the big hustling dunk where he waved his arms in celebration. Kidd had 13 points, 13 assists, 10 rebounds and no turnovers for the 107th triple-double of his career.
18 18 19.5 22.5 29 33.5 35.5
Pirates defeat Yankees 2-0 in Hughes’ spring debut
BRADENTON, Fla. — Phil Hughes plans to throw more changeups this spring so he can throw more during the season. The Yankees’ right-hander also has to work on his fastball, cutter, and curveball, too. He threw three changeups Tuesday in two innings of New York’s 2-0 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but facing only six batters, he couldn’t throw too many of any one kind. “There’s probably a five-way tie for first,” Hughes said, grinning. “Fastball command is always up there. I wasn’t happy with my curveball in the second half last year. My cutter wasn’t as good in the second half. I
can’t focus only on my changeup.” Hughes walked leadoff hitter Alex Presley, then got John Bowker to ground into a double play. He breezed through the second with three flyball outs. Hughes, who went 18-8 with a 4.19 ERA last season, said he stubbornly ignored the changeup early in the year. “I didn’t really go to it until the very end of the year when I knew I needed to make a change because what I was doing wasn’t working,” Hughes said. “That’s when I finally changed my mentality and started throwing more. This year, I want to make sure it’s there from day one.”
No. 16 Louisville edges No. 4 Pitt 62-59 in OT LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville forward Kyle Kuric’s first attempt at a game-clinching shot against No. 4 Pittsburgh ended up getting slammed right back in his face. The second put the 16th-ranked Cardinals ahead in overtime. The third nearly led to one of the most costly premature celebrations in college basketball history. Pitt’s shot at winning the Big East will have to wait. The party’s just starting at Louisville, even if it began a little earlier than it should. Kuric scored 12 points, including two big baskets in overtime, to lead the Cardinals past the Panthers 6259 on Sunday in a gritty victory that showcased Louisville’s toughness against one of the nation’s most physical teams. “Sometimes you can’t play your style, sometimes you have to play the other team’s style and win,” Kuric said. “It was a big win for us for obvious reasons. We won with defense, No. 1, and then rebounding. If you miss a shot, don’t let it affect you.” Kuric hardly looked bothered when his game-winning layup at the end of regulation was swatted to the ground by Pitt’s Brad Wanamaker. The junior swingman atoned by hitting a 3-pointer early in the extra session then appeared to seal Louisville’s second win over a top five team this season on a dunk with less than a second remaining.
March 3, 2011
12 Clarion Call THE
Hello, Kovalev THE STATS ALEX KOVALEV: -15
Goals -13 Assists -56 Games
AP EXCHANGE TORONTO— Alex Kovalev feels just as good on his return to the Pittsburgh Penguins as he did when he left eight years ago. Kovalev scored a goal in regulation and then had the only tally in the shootout to lead the Penguins to a 6-5 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Kovalev, in his second game back with the Penguins after being acquired from Ottawa on Thursday, beat goalie James Reimer with a hard wrist shot. The veteran forward was reacquired by the Penguins in a trade with Ottawa on Thursday and is hoping to salvage a disappointing season with a franchise for which he played from 1998-2003. “It brings back old memories,” the 38-year-old forward said. “I know I can be the same player, and I feel like I have another opportunity to be that type of player and play in the playoffs. It’s exciting.” Mark Letestu, Dustin Jeffrey, Max Talbot and Mike Rupp also scored in regulation for Pittsburgh. The wear and tear of an unlikely push toward the playoffs is starting to show on the Maple Leafs. They squandered four leads Saturday before Kovalev finally finished them off. It was a particularly difficult game for Reimer, who made some splendid saves in overtime but was beaten five times in an outing for the second time in his young NHL career. “I was feeling pretty tired toward the end of the game,” said Reimer, who made 35 saves. Joffrey Lupul had two goals, and Colby Armstrong, Clarke MacArthur and Dion Phaneuf also scored for the Maple Leafs, 8-2-3 since the All-Star break. Toronto closed within five points of eighth-place Carolina in the Eastern Conference playoff race. “We knew we weren’t going to win the last 20,” Lupul said. “There’s going to be nights when we don’t execute as well as we want, but we got out of here with one point. It’s not the end of the world, that’s for sure.” However, Reimer admitted that the point that got away Saturday will be stuck on his mind. “I definitely think about the one lost,” he said. “Shootouts are tough, especially for myself. I’ve always thought I’ve been a pretty good breakaway or shootout goalie in the minors and even when I was growing up. That’s a tough loss to take.” With nine players out of the lineup, the Penguins hardly resemble the team that was challenging for the top of the conference earlier this season. Pittsburgh is 11-9-3 since losing captain Sidney Crosby to a concussion in January. The Penguins’ young lineup showed no signs of fatigue while playing for the second straight night. “They play a net-crash game,” Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson said. “We just weren’t quite able to cope with that for whatever reason. (We were) sloppy, they had too much time. “We turned too many pucks over and mishandled some things in our end.” Lupul opened the scoring with his first goal for the Maple Leafs at 16:43 of the first period and Kovalev — who played for Pittsburgh from 1998-2003 — tied it just before the intermission. Kovalev scored with 46.8 seconds remaining, giving him his first goal with the Penguins since Feb. 8, 2003. Shortly after Lupul had an apparent goal wiped out because the puck was directed in off his skate, Armstrong made it 2-1 by scoring his eighth of the season after nice work from linemate Mike Brown behind the net. But two quick goals gave Pittsburgh the lead heading into the third period. Letestu used a nice screen from Jordan Staal to beat Reimer at 16:00 before Jeffrey broke free from defenseman Keith Aulie and scored at 19:44. The Leafs were 2-24-2 when trailing after 40 minutes, but Mikhail Grabovkski found MacArthur open in front at 2:52 and Lupul scored off a rush 35 seconds later with a shot that trickled through Marc-Andre Fleury’s legs. The goals kept coming as Phaneuf turned over the puck to allow Talbot to tie it with a shorthanded breakaway at 6:34. But Phaneuf one-timed home a shot less than a minute later to put Toronto back ahead 5-4. A floating wrist shot from Rupp tied it at 9:08. “The way we grabbed the lead in the third period, that’s the part that stings,” Wilson said. “We couldn’t ever buckle down defensively in the third period and slam the door shut.”
OUTLOOK Clarion Call
March 3, 2011
THE NEWS T
4 5 6 7 8
EMPIRE STATE OF MIND
he Clarion Callâ€™s editorial staff will be packing off to New York City over Spring Break for the 2011 College Media Advisers Convention, held March 13-15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. The single largest convention of
its kind held in the spring, CMA allows students, faculty and media professionals to mingle and learn from each other in the glittering electric embrace of Times Square, the beating heart of the city that never sleeps.
March 3, 2011
14 Clarion Call
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 Spring 2011. 814-745-3121 LAKEN APARTMENTS: Houses and apartments available for Fall 2011/Spring 2012 and Summer 2011. Fully furnished, utilities included. Apartment 1 and 2 bedroom, 1-3 person occupancy, houses 2-8. 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 Student rental on 5th Ave. 5 bedrooms 2 baths. Available for 2010-2011. Call Shannon at 814-568-1196 Serious Student Are you looking fo r a free place to live? Do you like horses? We offer free room a nd board in our home for occasional chores and house sitting. 7 miles from campus. Call 814-379-3759. email@example.com Affordable large clean
apartment Washer/Dryer Accommodates 2-3-4 students 814-221-3739 text or leave message firstname.lastname@example.org Next to campus, various houses and apartments. Accommodating 1-4 students or groups of 3-4. Some include utilities. Rent starts at $1,200 per semester. Visit us online at www. aceyrental.com or call Brian at 814-227-1238 Don’t like your roommate? Move immediately, $700 rest of semester & $1,600 spring. 1 bed @ 108 Greenville. Also, $1,400 efficiency. Reserve Fall 2011 & Spring 2011 now! 814-229-8735 Cute 2 bedroom house for 2 females(2010-2011), Next TO Campus. 814319-3811 Great 4 bedroom house for 3 or 4 females(2001-2012). Next to Campus. 814-226-6867 1221 Leatherwood 2 Apts.
w/ 2 bedrooms each. $2,000/semester each. Utilities; minus electric w/ full kitchen, full bath & laundry room. Reserve Fall 2011 & Spring 2012 now! 814-229-8735 Nice 2 bedroom apartment. 15 min walk to cmapus. Bus every 30 min. Best deal in town! 814-226-7092. Available for spring 2011. 2-3 person house, furnished, half block from Gemmell, off street parking. 814-227-2568 Room for rent, master bedroom,furnished, washer/dryer,garage space. $450 / mo. utilities inc. Call Donald at 814221-9545 Houses for rent within two blocks of campus to accommodate up to 8 people. Private bedrooms, starting at $1500 / semester includes utilities. Call 814-229-1182 or email email@example.com 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom
apts. For rent, close to campus. Utilities included $1800 / semester. Call 814-229-1182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 2 and 4 bedroom apts. Available, close to campus, some utilities included, pets welcome. Call Scott at 434-5665795 5 bdrm house for rent available August 2011 for fall term. 891 South 5th Ave, Clarion. Behind Reinhard village. $2500 /student/ semester. Full kitchen, dishwasher, fridge, gas stove, microwave, island w/ grill, dinning room, family room, 2 full baths, smoke detectors, deck and garage. includes utilities, wireless internet, washer and dryer, fully furnished. Please call Matt or Carmela at 610-5990982 or 610-905-7094. Also available for summer rental beginning June 1, 2011. For rent 2011 - 2012 3bdrm duplex. $360 /student/ month +utilities. 3 students
wanted. No smoking or pets. Call 724-799-7133 1 bdrm efficiency, furnished, off street parking, on Wilson. $1600 / semester. Call 412951-7416 Student housing within one block of campus for groups of 2 -4. Landlord pay all utilities. Call jim 814-229-4582 3 bdrm house with eat in kitchen, living room, off street parking, washer and dryer furnished, on Wilson ave. $1700 /student/semester. Call 412-951-7416 Two, three, four, and five bedroom apartments for 2011/ 2012 school year Call 814-226-6106 or 814- 229- 9812 2 bedroom furnished apt for 2 students $1200 / semester per student. washer dryer plus utilities no pets, . Call 814-354-2982 Student Classifieds are FREE!!!
Puzzles and Games WORD SEARCH: CLARION UNIVERS I T Y
C R O S S W O R D
WHERE IN CLARION?
SOLUTIONS for last week’s PUZZLES
Archives / Clarion Call
Look for the answer in next week’s edition! Last week’s answer: Bells at Immaculate Conception Church
SU DO KU
P U Z Z L E
Classifieds FOR RENT
Apartment for rent fall 2011 spring 2012 one half block from Gemmel furbished, two private bedrooms. of street parking 814-227- 2568 Roomy two bedroom apartment for mature student quite dwelling. across from campus, available Dec 2011 / January 2012 off street parking washer/dryer. 814-226-7673 $40 a month delivering papers for The Clarion Call. takes about an hour a week. Must have a car. Call Michael at 724-420-6973 3 bedroom furnished apt for 3 students, washer dryer, heat included. $1500 / semester per student, no pets. Call 814354-2982
HELP WANTED Work for the Clarion Call... Build your resume in a fun real world environment. Some paid positions available. Come
by the Call office in Gemmell on Wednesday!!
March 3, 2011
Clarion Call 15 THE
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. Female roommate needed for Spring 2011 semester. Furnished and all utilities included! 2 bedroom apartment(private bedroom). Walking distance to campus and on bus route. Grand Avenue Extended (814)688-2577, email@example.com. edu
R O O M M AT E S Need room mate one bedroom 1/2bath. $950 /semester, includes gas, water,trash. Call Ryan at 814-795-9631 firstname.lastname@example.org
by John Kroes
Your Comic Here!
Send submissions to email@example.com if youâ€™re interested.
Email Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 3, 2011
16 Clarion Call
THE REGULAR SCHEDULE WILL RESUME MARCH 7 AFTER BREAK
ON CAMPUS: Ch. 5 OFF CAMPUS: Ch. 15 TONIGHT
CLARION UNIVERSIT Y’S STUDENT RADIO STATION
RADIO SCHEDULE TODAY
5:30 p.m. Basketball 7 p.m. Live News 8 p.m. Sports Night 9 p.m. CU Tonight
7-9 a.m. The Bindy, Bacon, & Alan Show 11 a.m The Health Show 3-6 p.m. Panda Rhombus with DJ Kevin Zambory and DJ Ian Lindemuth 6-9 p.m. Bacon Time with DJ Bacon and Pac-man 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Kris Campbell Cannot Be Trusted
12 p.m. TV on the Radio
11 a.m. The Best of Our Knowledge 12-3 p.m. Lovey and Layla in the Morning at Noon 3-6 p.m. Clarion Sportsline with DJ Kevin Zambory and DJ Ian Catherine 6-9 p.m. Friday Freakout with DJ Kevin Zambory and DJ Ian Hunter 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. Hip-Hop with DJ Xtasy
[Off Air] SUNDAY
[Off Air] MONDAY
12 p.m. Besketball—6:30 p.m. State Programming 7 p.m. Live News — 7:30 p.m. Off the Bench TUESDAY
5:30 p.m. Wrestling 7 p.m. Live News — 7:30 p.m. What’s the Score WEDNESDAY
3 p.m. TV on the Radio — 6:30 p.m. State Program 7 p.m. Live News — 7:30 p.m. Meet the Campus
7-11 a.m. Saturday Light Brigade 12-3 p.m. The Time Warp with DJ Bob Baker 3-6 p.m. DJ Jesse Snyder
THE KINGS SPEECH R, 118 min. 2:30p 5p 7:30p 10p JUSTIN BIEBER (3-D) G, 115 min. 2:15p 4:30p 6:45p 9p
GNOMEO AND JULIET (3-D) G, 94 min. 2:05p 4:05p 6:05p 8:05p THE EAGLE PG-13, 111 min. 4:50p 7:15p DRIVE ANGRY R, 105 min. 7:15p 9:40p HALL PASS R, 120 min. 2:30p 4:55p 7:20p 9:50p
For a full calendar of showtimes and to buy tickets online, go to the Destinta Theatres website at:
Located in the Clarion Mall
9:00 a.m. Admissions Group Visit 10:00 a.m. Library Open Session: Get Grade A Information 12:00 p.m. Brown Bag Series 1:00 p.m. The White Show 8:00 p.m. CU Show Choir Performance
Saturday, March 5 1:00 p.m. The White Show
Sunday, March 6 1:00 p.m. The White Show
7-9 a.m. The Bindy, Bacon, & Alan Show — 9-11 a.m. The Thunder from Down Under 11 a.m. 51% 3-6 p.m. The Jazzzy Show 7-9 p.m. The Cellar with 4man & DJ Lola 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Questionable at Best with Shirley & Andi
UNKNOWN PG-13, 123 min. 2:35p 5:05p 7:35p 10p
Friday, March 4
12-3 p.m. The Country Connection with J-Hawk 3-6 p.m. Dr. Kuehn 6-9 p.m. The Vault with DJ Lovey and DJ Jon Joy 9-12 a.m. How Cool Was Saturday Night with DJ Kris Campbell and DJ Danger Bull
JUST GO WITH IT PG-13, 127 min. 1:40p 4:20p 7:00p 9:30p
The White Show PSECU/TRIO Financial Planning Workshop Bios Club Meeting CU Show Choir Performance
7-9 a.m. The Ian’s 11 a.m. The Book Show 12-3 p.m. DJ Kris and DJ Andi 3-6 p.m. DJ Becky Hoover — 6-9 p.m. DJ Dave Campbell 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Metal with DJ Eric Helman
I AM NUMBER FOUR PG-13, 120 min. 2:40p 5:05p 7:30p 9:55p
p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.
This weekʼs showtimes
Thursday, March 3 1:00 2:00 7:30 8:00
Monday, March 7 1:00 p.m. The White Show
Tuesday, March 8 1:00 p.m. The White Show 7:00 p.m. TEST Series
Wednesday, March 9 1:00 4:50 7:00 8:00
p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.
The White Show Meditation/Mindfulness Session College Conservatives Meeting Campus Crusade for Christ
ENJOY SPRING BREAK!
7-9 a.m. The Ian’s — 11 a.m. The Media Project 12-3 p.m. DJ Bay 3-6 p.m. TV on the radio — 6-9 p.m. Bacon Time with DJ Bacon and Pac-man 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Endangered Species
For a full listing of campus events and club meetings, please refer to the master events calendar on the Clarion website at
Published on Mar 3, 2011