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Students advocate for state schools CRAIG MCFEELY Contributor

Harrisburg, Pa. - Five student delegates joined President Whitney at the state capital in Harrisburg as part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Advocacy Days on April 4 and 5. Alumni Pat Kahle and David Bailey also represented Clarion University. Center for Leadership and Involvement director Shawn Hoke accompanied as chaperone. Ben Sturtz, Chris Myers, Greg Goreczny, Mark Liberto and Craig McFeely joined the delegations from the other 13 PASSHE universities. The students brought personal stories to the legislators in Harrisburg. They spoke of the trials and tribulations they had faced to get to where they were in their education. The topic of discussion was Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget cuts, and what they could mean for students in attaining post graduation plans. Delegates said Clarion

has world-class faculty, staff, administration and students, and said Clarion harbors a student-centered approach to learning. “I was accepted to many institutions of higher learning;” Student Senate President Sturtz said, “however, I choose Clarion because of the high quality faculty that care for their students.” On April 4, delegates met with state representatives John Evans, an alumnus of Edinboro University, and Donna Oberlander, an alumnus of Clarion. Both representatives serve the districts of their alma maters, and expressed empathy for the students enrolled now. They reassured delegates that they would do what they could to try and restore as much funding as possible. On April 5, Clarion’s representatives had meetings with the State Senate in their hearing room. The delegates said they were met with open arms, as senators said that they did not agree fully with the funding

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Delegates for Advocacy Days meet with the state legislature in Harrisburg to change minds on higher education budget cuts. From left, Alumni Association President Pat Kahl, Greg Goreczny, Ben Sturtz, Chris Myers, Mark Liberto, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-63), Craig McFeely, Clarion University President Karen Whitney and Alumni Association Treasurer David Bailey. cuts to the PASSHE higher education institutions. April 5 also offered delegates an opportunity to explore the capital, and the chance to find their legislator’s office to request an audience. Delegates Myers

and McFeely were fortunate enough to be able to speak with Rep. Richard Stevenson, the majority caucus administrator. Stevenson reassured them that the funding for PASSHE schools “would be given a deeper look, but we

Inauguration ceremony set for Whitney Clarion, Pa - Clarion University will mark a milestone in its 144-year history April 15, when Dr. Karen M. Whitney is officially installed as its 16th president. Students, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni, along with members of the community and delegates from other institutions across the commonwealth, will gather for the inaugural activities. A processional, with participants robed in academic regalia, will leave James Gemmell Student Complex at 1:15 p.m., marching to MarwickBoyd Auditorium. The ceremony to offi-

cially install Whitney as president will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will conclude at 3 p.m. A public reception in Carlson Library, Level A, follows the inauguration. “An inauguration is a celebration for the university community,” said Dr. Hallie Savage, co-chair of the inaugural committee. “Those who attend the installation ceremony will see three former presidents, leadership within the State System of Higher Education and delegates from other colleges and universities.” Whitney began her presidency July 1, 2010, with a 90-day “Hit the Ground

Listening” campaign to learn about the campus and town, as well as surrounding communities. From the more than 2,000 conversations she had, she developed her 500-Day Plan, focusing on five key areas: academic advancement, campus climate, civic engagement, financial stewardship and institutional leadership. Whitney served for 11 years as vice chancellor for student life and dean of students at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Whitney holds a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Texas

at Austin and a master of arts in public administration and bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Houston. She teaches, researches, writes and presents in the areas of higher education finance, administration, law, student development and student facilities. The activities surrounding Whitney’s inauguration will coincide with Clarion’s annual Academic Excellence Series April 10-17 which honors faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students for the research and academic endeavors completed throughout the academic year.

This week’s Creature Feature: Mothman

Clarion Idol kicks off in Hart Chapel

Clarion baseball splits a doubleheader.

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What could go wrong? Editorial cartoon by Online editor, Mike Ramsey. A satire about the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential hopefuls. PAGE 4

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Clarion’s choir holds is’s spring concert in Marwick-Boyd auditorium. PAGE 8

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Uconn defeats Butler in 54-41 championship win. PAGE 10

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also have to be ready for some possible cut backs.” Clarion delegate Goreczny said he felt “a sense of unity between all the PASSHE schools. We were brought together to work toward one goal.” Oberlander said elected

officials and representatives do not want the same old form letters, they want to hear all about the students. She encouraged students to call, write, e-mail or visit elected officials, be respectful and share stories.

Clarion Hospital recognizes student athlete donations ~Fundraisers help cancer patients Clarion, Pa. - Staff from Clarion Hospital and its cancer center hosted a luncheon March 29 for the Clarion University athletic department, in recognition of its support to the cancer program. As part of its mission, the NCAA Division II is committed to community engagement as one of its core principles. This commitment includes either donating to a national organization or to local chairities. Clarion University has chosen to provide donations for the Cancer Center at Clarion Hospital to aid local patients and doctors in

their fight against cancer. The women’s volleyball, swimming and basketball teams supported the cause by holding fundraisers, which raised more than $2,500 for local patients. During the luncheon, cancer center manager Tracy Myers explained that these funds were used to help patients buy wigs and medicine and sometimes even help them pay utility bills. Clarion University athletic Director Dave Katis, and Clarion Hospital Foundation Director John Stroup, expressed their desire to expand the efforts to support this cause.


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ONGOING UNREST From the Associated Press, a look at anti-government protests, political unrest and key developments in four Arab countries on Wednesday.

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President appeases conservatives

With a stalemate developing on the battlefield, attention moves to diplomatic efforts.

President Bashar Assad makes gestures in the direction of conservative Muslims in an attempt to lessen criticism of his government.

Curt Weldon, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, arrives in Tripoli on a private mission to try to find a solution. A former minister in Moammar Gadhafi’s Cabinet says members of his inner circle would defect but are afraid of the consequences to their families. NATO rejects rebel criticism that its airstrikes are not effective enough.

He lifts a ban on face veils for teachers and closes the country’s only casino. Opposition leaders call for demonstrations the rest of the week to honor more than 80 protesters killed in clashes with government forces.

BAHRAIN

Secterian nature shines through YEMEN

Protesters still defy government Tens of thousands of demonstrators fill the streets of the southern city of Taiz, defying a government crackdown. They demand the immediate resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled the country for 32 years.

A hard-line Iranian cleric calls on Bahrain’s people to resist their government, He underlines the sectarian nature of the unrest in the strategic island kingdom, where majority Shiite Muslims are demonstrating against a Sunni monarchy that has ruled for two centuries. The government warns that giving in would allow Shiite Iran a foothold there.

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United Nations - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to Washington for talks on major global issues with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and key lawmakers. U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said Ban will meet members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday morning. He is scheduled to meet Clinton on Thursday afternoon before returning to New York. Ban last traveled to Washington in late February when he held talks with President Barack Obama on the situation in Libya.

Harrisburg, Pa. - People who are awarded civil judgments against multiple parties would no longer be able to collect all of it from any single defendant under a bill that Republicans in the state House moved near to a final vote on Wednesday. The GOP maintained ranks to turn aside several amendments to the “Fair Share Act” bill before abruptly ending floor debate for the day with a procedural move that embittered Democratic leaders. The bill would alter the state’s “joint and several” liability rules so that, in most cases, defendants who are deemed responsible for a percentage of a judgment would pay no more than that percentage. The changes are widely supported by the business community and opposed by the state’s trial lawyers. “Without question, our civil litigation system needs significant commonsense reform,” said Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny. “People are tired of having to spend significant dollars to defend baseless suits.” Juries sometimes rule that people who file lawsuits themselves share a portion of the blame. The most hotly debated amendment, sponsored by one of the few Republicans to cross party lines, would have abolished joint liability for any defendant whose percentage share is less than the plaintiff’s. “It is good for the victim and it is good for society that people worry about being responsible for joining with others and causing harm,” said the sponsor of that amendment, Rep. Kate Harper of Montgomery County.

Official: Mexican cartels hiring common criminals Cancun, Mexico - Drug cartels are increasingly recruiting common criminals and quickly converting them into killers, the head of Mexico’s federal police said Wednesday. Public Safety Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna said new drug cartel recruits can reach the position of hit man in a month, a process that used to take 15 years. Garcia Luna said his agency has began combatting common crime as it fights drug cartels in response to the changing nature of organized crime in Mexico. “For too long the fight against organized crime has been concentrated on the leadership and now it’s important to fight crime at every stage,” Garcia Luna told representatives from more than 100 countries attending the annual International Conference for Drug Control. The drug cartels are recruiting lowlevel lawbreakers such as street drug dealers and robbers, a tactic first used by the brutal Zetas drug gang and now being copied by other cartels. The Zetas, originally ex-soldiers acting as hit men for Mexico’s Gulf drug cartel before breaking off on their own, have no geographic concentration like other cartels and therefore have shown up in disparate parts of the country, authorities said. They operate almost like franchises, sending one member to an area they want to control to recruit local criminals. Officials at the drug control conference say the Zetas have now spread their reign of terror from the border with the United States to the border with Guatemala — and across it.

Afghan officials: 2-3 men suspected in UN attack Kabul, Afghanistan - Former insurgents who had renounced the Taliban and were in a reintegration program are suspected of taking an assault rifle from a Nepalese guard and opening fire during the antiQuran-burning riot last week that left seven U.N. workers dead, Afghan officials said Wednesday. Parliamentarian Mohammad Akbari said government investigators have identified three men they believe were involved in the killing of three U.N. staff members and four Nepalese guards in the April 1 attack against the U.N. headquarters in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Four protesters also were killed. The men were arrested the day of the riot. It began as a peaceful demonstration, but after crowds stormed the building and set fires, some protesters seized weapons and started shooting. “They had one Kalashnikov which they took from a guard. They fired, according to witnesses,” said Akbari, who was part of the investigating team. “They have been recognized by witnesses.” He did not say how many people the suspects are thought to have killed. It remains unclear how the they died. A chief investigator with the Interior Ministry, Mirza Mohammad Yarmand, said one of the men disassembled the AK-47 and took it back to the house where he was staying.

Police Commissioner Ramsey: I’m staying Philadelphia - Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, who had been in talks with Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel about the top police job there, said Wednesday that he has decided to remain in Philadelphia after weeks of difficult contemplation about a possible return to the city where he started his career and has deep personal roots. “This was a very, very tough decision,” Ramsey said at a news conference at City Hall, where his words where drowned out by applause from police and city officials after he announced he was staying. “It’s just the right thing to do. ... We’ve done a lot, but we’ve got an awful lot more to do.” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said Ramsey, 61, a third-generation Chicagoan who started his police career in the Windy City, did not make an issue of money, but the city will now raise his compensation from $195,000 a year to $255,000. Ramsey said he decided to stay in Philadelphia after extensive talks with his family. At recent department meetings, he said, he also looked around the room and saw the quality leaders he had in place, something that also helped persuade him ultimately not to apply for the Chicago job.

Obama pushes energy policies at Pa. plant Fairless Hills - Three years after he campaigned at a wind turbine plant in Fairless Hills, President Obama returned Wednesday pitching the promise of energy independence. Obama met with workers at an arm of the Spanish company Gamesa to talk about moving the nation toward less polluting sources of energy, such as wind. Gamesa makes giant turbines that use wind to generate electricity. While the president cautioned that it’s going to be tough to transition from America’s oil-dependent economy, he pointed to the success at the Gamesa, which used to be steel plant. Obama says the U.S. has to “outinnovate the world” and says the Gamesa plant is good.


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Canadian Bacon’s Corner Earth calls Clarion a town in northwestern Pennsylvania that is affected by the Great Lake Snow Belt. However, if you do feel upset by the fact that it’s April and snowing here are a few things you can do. First, you can take up residence with Punsutawney Phil. If you remember this past Groundhog’s Day, good ol’ Phil didn’t see his shadow, meaning that spring will come six weeks early. If you don’t want to blame Phil, just remember that there are only four weeks of classes left. I can almost guarantee that no matter

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ear Bacon: I thought last Friday was the first of April, why is it snowing? Sincerely Winter Jacket.

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ell Winter Jacket, the only answer I can give you is that we’re located in Clarion. Google

where you go when you leave, it will be well on its way to being summer. So, Winter Jacket, keep your name for about four more weeks until you pack up your things and leave. When the semester’s over, you will have missed spring ,and you’ll skip right into summer. If you have a question you want answered in Dear Bacon, email Bacon at bacon@clarioncallnews.com

-The writer is a Communication major and a staff member of The Clarion Call.

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The rent is too high ever-changing field of media. That means creating an online status and supplying content in various forms to our audience. I’d love nothing more than to give readers visual aids to the stories we publish in the forms of video, but that is hard when we are restricted on equipment. Currently, I have the ability to checkout HD cameras but, as stated before, soon I will not. Why? The most rhetorical question but honestly why is that? I pay $116 in service and technology fees. I’ve taken the class that trains and certifies me to use this equipment. Why am I limited to a semester? I also understand the liability that comes along with using equipment, but if I’ve followed all the steps and was trained by the professors the uni-

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Sony NXcam’s, iMac’s and Final Cut Pro; these are a few of my favorite things. I am truly thankful for the access I have to this equipment to prepare for the real world, but I will not have access to some of it after I complete this semester. I understand classes are learning labs, especially in my major, but what about all the magic outside the class that can happen? Here at The Call we aspire to advance with our

versity trusts will teach correctly, then what’s the problem with having fouryear access as opposed to one semester? Frequently video short ideas and promos are randomly blurted out amongst my friends and I, that would appeal to the college demographics, but most times they become just visions that dance around in our heads because of the lack of access to the proper tools. Practice makes perfect right? Well I’d like to be able to practice outside the classroom. I feel it is my right as a paying student looking to boost my resume and reel for future employers. -The writer is a Communication major and the Editor-in-chief of The Clarion Call.

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Career Center gives insight on employment search BRANDY HADDEN Copy Editor

Many students spend their off-time during the school year working, trying to a get a job or worrying about not having a job. The stress continues throughout the year, not just during syllabus week. However, Diana Brush from the Career Center says that the center does encourage incoming freshmen and transfer students who attend the orientation resource fair to start seeking employment immediately, if not sooner. Some might consider it common sense to job search at the beginning of a semester. People graduate, people get fired and jobs open. One must-do is to search everywhere. “A limited number of

on-campus jobs become available each year in residence halls, catering, academic departments and offices,” Brush said. “The position descriptions vary greatly. Each student will need to make that determination based on their major, credit-load and their time management and study skills.” Many of these positions are advertised on bulletin boards or in the campus emails. The April 4 edition of the CU eDigest, which is emailed to everyone at Clarion University by David Love, director of marketing and communications has job openings listed. There is an opening for “A part-time sales/marketing position is available at the Clarion University credit union,” and another that opens with: “Are you looking for an exciting new job op-

portunity for next fall? If so, consider applying for one of the newly created community assistant (CA) positions available in the residence halls and the suites.” There aren’t enough of these jobs to go around to each student, however the easiest way to know about job openings is just to pay attention. As far as academic departments and offices go, talk to department secretaries first; they more often than not know where the gaps are that need to be filled with student workers. The Career Center recommends the College Central Network, which is an online outlet for students to receive notifications about job openings on campus and around the area. “Students are encouraged to create accounts

on College Central Network and check student employment on their account profile. They should check their account weekly for postings,” Bush said. “Also, we sponsor the Experience Expo, each January, at which campus offices seeking students for orientation leaders and tutors often participate.” The Career Center also has resume templates to help students to compose their own resumes. For most on-campus jobs, resumes aren’t necessary, but it’s never a bad idea to have one, said Brush. The center itself even has a specific email address that students can send resumes to for critique or questions, resumes@clarion.edu. A place where some students go wrong, is to

look for and accept any job that they can find. This isn’t necessarily in students’ best interests. “Students should seek employment that will provide them with career experience relevant to their career goals or which help build skills that employers are seeking such as communication, leadership, work ethic and team work,” Brush said. A concern for many students who are job searching is whether they can keep up with a job, plus academic work, plus any clubs, sports teams or Greek life that they may be a part of. Once students factor in sleep, eating and that valued free time in addition to everything else, getting a job may seem hopeless and almost not worth the extra money. Bush contests this line of thinking.

“Actually, students who have part-time employment tend to manage their time better than students who do not,” she said. Above all, students are strongly encouraged to visit or talk to someone at the Career Center. “The Career Services Center offers a wide variety of services to assist students starting their freshmen year...” “...Studies report that students who visit and take advantage of the campus career center have a higher percentage of gaining employment than those who do not,” Brush said. “We encourage students to visit our website at www.clarion.edu/career, stop by 114 Egbert Hall, e-mail careers @ clarion.edu or call 814393-2323 for more information,” Brush said.

Creature Feature: Mothman RUSSELL PEKELNICKY Features Editor

Mothman is regarded by many in the paranormal community as being one of the most horrifying of all creatures. It tends to inhabit the Ohio River Valley, and became most active from 1966 to 1967. According to skygaze.com, the event that introduced the world to the Mothman occurred Nov. 15, 1966, when two young married couples spotted a pair of large eyes on a drive through Point Pleasant, W. Va. The couples spotted a figure that was 6 to 7 feet tall, with a pair of massive eyes and huge wings. The eyes were described as being, “hyponotic.” The creature took to the sky, which spurned the couple to flee. The creature was able to keep pace with the vehicle, which was travelling more than 100 mph in pursuit of the car. They were not the only ones to see something that night, as a third report shows that Newell Partridge, a building contractor who lived outside Salem, W. Va.,

was watching television when the TV went black, then a “fine herringbone pattern” appeared on the screen, and a loud whining noise that rose to a high pitch issued forth from the TV. He then heard his dog barking outside, and went out to investigate. When he went out, he found his dog, Bandit, darting after a dark figure with two massive red eyes. That was the last time he would see the dog. However, in the young couple’s report, they had seen the body of a dog on the side of the road. Some conclude that the dog is indeed Partridge’s dog Bandit, taken by the Mothman. Description of the Mothman has been consistant for the most part. Reports state that he is standard height, but broader than a man, and walking in a shuffling manner on a pair of humanlike legs. It frequently squeeks, and its eyes are set near the top of its shoulders, and are universally massive by all accounts. It is capable of flight in a straight horizontal fashion, akin to a helicopter, and at least two

observers state having heard a mechanical sound as the creature flew overhead. A rational explanation from West Virginia University biologist Robert Smith has suggested the witnesses saw sandhill cranes, despite the fact that such cranes are not native to the region. While some reports indicate that people in the area have seen birds similar to the sandhill crane, they do not match the description of the creature. Another theory presented was the Mothman was part of a sort of new spy program, guarding an old munitions dump in the area. Further speculation, presented by itsnature.com, posits the creature might be some sort of malevolent entity or a prophet of doom warning man, as the first sighting was actually around an old weapons storage facility , though the site is no longer used for this purpose. Outside of its activity between ‘66 and ‘67, the creature hasn’t been heard from, but lives on in a variety of cultural outlets, including the movie “The Mothman Prophecies.”

Eating disorder screening offered JOSH BYERS Features Staff

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Dr. Barbara Bustin speaks to students about the migration of Polish Jews and Catholics to Pittsburgh after the Holocaust.

In observance of National Eating Disorder Screening Day, Clarion University’s Counseling Services offered informational services April in the upper level of Eagle Commons. An information table was set up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide materials pertaining to eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obesity and overweight. Students were encouraged to pick up information, and counselors were available to talk oneon-one with students who may be experiencing eating disorder or who want to know how to get help for someone they know with an eating disorder. The university website lists a phone number for information, (814) 393-2255,

and a website to do private screenings, http://www. mentalhealthscreening. org/screening/welcome. aspx, (keyword Clarion). The website prompts the user for some general information, and then leads into a questionnaire evaluating the users “mental health.” The mental health website lists screenings for alcoholism, depressions, bipolar disorder, eating disorder, general anxiety disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. After an online screening is completed, a phone number is listed to contact if further help is needed. To schedule a follow-up meeting with a Clarion University counselor, which will include a confidential discussion of screening results and available resources, students can contact Clarion University Coun-

seling Services at (814) 393-2255. For after-hour emergencies, call 1-800253-4906. There are websites and other resources dedicated to helping people fight this disorder. “In the United States, as many as 10 million females and 1 million males are fighting a life and death battle with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. Millions more are struggling with binge eating disorders,” reports the National Eating Disorders Association on its website at edap.org. The NEDA site offers many links and options for help with an eating disorder or getting help for someone else with an eating disorder if needed. It also offers some reinforcements or actions for preventing or improving an eating disorder.

“One of the ways we can protect our self-esteem and body image from the media’s often narrow definitions of beauty and acceptability is to become a critical viewer of the media messages we are bombarded with each day,” NEDA reports. The site offers definitions for different disorders as well, including, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obesity and overweight. It includes a copy of a document called “No Weigh,” a promise that “signing this declaration of independence from a weightobsessed world may help you accept your body’s natural shape and size.” It also lists ways to get help, questions to ask when considering help and tips on how to help a friend who might be struggling with an eating disorder.


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TOP 10 Things that go awesome with bacon RUSSELL PEKELNICKY Features Editor

Bacon could be hailed as the king of all meats; what meat goes with things better than the all-mighty bacon? Never has a meat been labeled so taboo by so many, yet so loved at the same time. Bacon is the forbidden fruit of the meat world. In honor of this most majestic of meats, I dedicate this Top 10 to ways to bring bacon into your life at any chance you can.

10. Bacon and eggs. Bacon and eggs is without a doubt one of the best ways to kick off a morning. It’s just as good when ingested for lunch or dinner. Bacon’s saltiness combines quite well with strong flavor that comes with eggs. Throw some cheese in that mix, and you have yourself an unbelievably tasty flavor concoction.

9. Bacon confections. An unusual combination of sweet and salty, bacon confections seem to have been on the rise in recent years. Bacon and chocolate is fairly common, if slightly bizarre. But how about the notion of bacon sweet rolls, bacon muffins and other baked goods you could conceivably combine with this meat commodity.

8. Bacon and beans. Pork and beans is a pretty common filler food, good for barbecues or just lazing about the house in search of a high-protein snack. However, bacon can be combined with a wide variety of other beans. Bacon and green beans is surprisingly good, as is the combination of bacon and refried beans.

7. BLTs. Seriously, how can you go wrong with a sandwich that’s star meat is just bacon itself? I state that one cannot. A Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato is a simple, easy-to-make sandwich that requires a bit of prep time, but is totally worth it in the end. You could also throw on egg or some cheese for a truly brilliant lunch sandwich.

6. Baconnaise. Mayonnaise is one of the most widely respected of all the condiments, and for good reason; it goes well with a wide variety of deli meats. This is an ability shared by the majesty of bacon, so why shouldn’t these powerhouses of the dining world combine forces into a fusion of majestic flavor potential?

5. Bacon cheeseburgers. A bacon cheeseburger is the ultimate unholy trifecta of flavors, combining bacon, beef and cheese as lifelong partners in crime. When these three combine on one sandwich, mountains shake and minds shatter before the grandeur and glory. The bacon cheeseburger is a staple at many restaurants these days.

4. Bacon architecture. Bacon, while being ungodly tasty, can be used to erect buildings of a truly splendid design. Bacon can be woven together in the form of all sorts of structures, from churches to baskets, the only limits are the bounds of physics and your imagination.

3. Bacon and potato anything. Bacon and potatoes go together like hammer and nails. Bacon on a baked potato is brilliant. Bacon put in a baked potato with cheese, wrapped in bacon on the outside, then baked for a few minutes is inspired. Bacon goes excellent in potato soups, adding a thickness that can take a soup from being a good one to being one that is sung of by minstrels and shouted as legend through the halls of eternity.

2. Bacon-wrapped whatever. Bacon has the magical ability to be wrapped around virtually anything you can find, and then be cooked with it for the best form of wrapper to ever exist in the history of anything. Seriously, wrap bacon around anything; steaks, shrimp, sausages, chicken tenders, scallops, asparagus, water chestnuts, pineapple, pancakes, apples, french fries, cheese sticks, jalapenos, turkeys, chicken wings, pizza slices, stromboli, hammers, pocket watches … the list could go on for ever, really. Just wrap bacon around something, and it becomes 20 times better.

1. Just bacon. What goes better with bacon than more bacon? I believe that I can conceive of nothing, in truth. Bacon is meant to be loved, so why not love it on its own. Just make a massive plate of bacon and go to town on the mound of glorious meat you’ve prepared for yourself. Maybe you can make bacon gravy to drench it in, make a bacon cup to drink your beverages from (bacon vodka is always a possibility, for those of age.) Put your bacon on bacon bread, get some bacon cheddar, slather that son of a bacon and revel in the bacon-induced seizure that comes from having that much sodium in your system.

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Allentown-Federal transportation officials demanded Monday that pipeline companies speed up efforts to repair and replace aging oil and gas lines, saying recent deadly explosions in Pennsylvania and California highlight the urgent need for safety improvements. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced plans to strengthen oversight of companies that operate a 2.5 million-mile network of pipelines that deliver oil and gas to the nation’s homes and businesses. LaHood toured the ruins of a Feb. 9 pipeline explosion in Allentown that destroyed a block of row houses and killed five people, including an elderly couple and a 4-month-old boy. “People shouldn’t have to worry, when they flip a light switch in their kitchen, that it could cause an explosion in the front yard,” LaHood said. “People should have absolute confidence they can turn on the heat, the stove or a computer without endangering their families and neighbors.” Although the number of pipeline-related accidents resulting in serious injury or death has been cut nearly in half over the past two decades, LaHood said, the Allentown blast and other recent catastrophic explosions showed that pipeline companies need to do more. Last September, a 44-year-old gas transmission line ruptured in San Bruno, Calif., killing eight people, injuring dozens and leaving 55 homes uninhabitable. Investigators said the pipe had flawed welds. And in Philadelphia in January, a gas main explosion sent a 50-foot fireball into the sky, killing a utility worker, injuring six people and forcing dozens from their homes. Gas companies are already legally required to check pipeline integrity in highly populated areas

and make repairs where necessary, but LaHood has asked executives at major pipeline companies to make it a priority. Some pipelines in Allentown are more than 120 years old. Readingbased UGI Utilities Corp., which operates 79 miles of cast-iron pipeline in Allentown and about 300 miles across its system, has said that it could take four decades at the current pace to replace those pipes. But UGI Vice President Robert Beard told a state Senate panel last month that the explosion could accelerate the utility’s efforts. Antonio Arroyo, 43, who lost his home in the blast, said UGI needs to go faster. “This place is a minefield until it gets replaced,” said Arroyo, who appeared at Monday’s news conference with LaHood. Michelle Hall, 40, whose husband’s parents were killed in the explosion, said the empty lot where a row of homes once stood should be reason enough for utilities to act. “That plot of land wasn’t always vacant. There were eight houses, with families living in them, families who are now completely devastated,” she said. “That vast empty space — that is why there should be pipeline regulation.” The Transportation Department also plans new regulations to strengthen reporting and inspection requirements and make information about pipelines and the safety records of operators easily accessible to the public. The department also seeks legislation to enhance oversight of pipeline safety — including an increase in civil penalties for violations from a maximum of $100,000 per day to $250,000 per day and from $1 million to $2.5 million for a series of violations — and has asked for funding for 40 more inspectors. Dave McCurdy, president and

CEO of the American Gas Association, said the pipeline system “is the safest form of transportation that exists” but added that any incident is one too many. “AGA agrees with Secretary LaHood that swift action to continue to increase pipeline safety is critical,” he said in a statement. “We have been diligently working with key stakeholders ... to make sure this is done thoughtfully and efficiently so that we can continue to provide safe, reliable, clean and affordable natural gas to millions of consumers around the country. Industry leaders, state officials and others will meet April 18 in Washington to discuss ways to improve the nation’s pipeline infrastructure. Many cast-iron pipeline systems were installed decades ago, yet states often do not require their timely replacement. Pennsylvania’s cast-iron pipes are not required to be replaced for another century. New York’s cast-iron pipes are targeted for replacement by 2090. Significant pipeline failures resulting in oil spills or gas explosion usually come from damage due to digging, corrosion and failure of the pipe material, welds or equipment, officials said. The latter is due to problems with valves, pumps or poor construction, they said. The National Transportation Safety Board has said it decided not to investigate several pipeline accidents, including the Allentown blast and one in Philadelphia, because the current workload has strained the agency’s manpower. NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said in February that the board may include the findings of state investigators in safety recommendations. Steve Klejst, who heads the safety board section that investigates pipeline accidents, said he has only four pipeline investigators in his office.


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JEREMIAH BULL Get ready for the club because this album fills all your clubbing needs: it’s repetitive, all the songs are about the same things and it has some mediocre backing tracks. This album lacks the originality I’ve grown to respect Wiz for. I mean come on, every song on this album is either about women, money, or marijuana; sometimes all three. As for the music, some of the tracks had some interesting loops and synth parts but overall they all follow the same generic formula. The choruses are weak in just about every song as well; you couldn’t catch a minnow with those

SAMUEL DIXON Wiz Khalifa is an interesting one. I wouldn’t say I never listen to hip-hop or rap, but I certainly don’t follow its news and new releases as closely as I do other genras. When we discussed reviewing “Rolling Papers,” I was excited since I had been told his mix tapes were worth a listen. After listening to “Rolling Papers,” I’m not sure I want to give them a try. “When I’m Gone” starts the album off with an orchestral piano intro, leading to a subdued, synth heavy rhythm section that carries through the rest of the song. Lyrically the song opens with the line, “And they say all I rap about is b****es and champagne.” I hate to break it to Khalifa, but

hooks. Every track has a generic R&B chorus. To me, they all just blend together. The only song that is significantly different is “Fly Solo.” Although it does sound like Shwayze, it mixes the album up and brings it a different flow.. Again, is there not another song about “flying solo” out? The major problem I have with this album, aside from “Black and Yellow” being outrageously overplayed, is that I’m not hearing anything new. Everything on this album has been done before and is just arranged differently, not even cleverly. Wiz used to have something different and now he blends right in with Kid Cudi and Lupe Fiasco. This isn’t a horrible thing seeing as they are both millionaires and have an incredible fan base, if you want to look at it that way, but I feel Wiz has the talent to break away from the crowd. Overall Wiz Khalifa took his rolling papers and rolled me a big ol’ doobie of disappointment. they are mostly right. “Rolling Papers” doesn’t vary from this lyrical formula much, only when Khalifa takes a moment to talk about himself or mention how much he loves smoking weed. Since I was unable to find anything lyrically strong enough for me to attach to, I started exploring the music in-depth. What I found were a few strong foundations for songs. The music in songs like “Fly Solo” and “Hopes and Dreams,” take a break from the overall club sound this album is geared toward and feature a more R&B feel. These songs lose their appeal after listeners realize that Khalifa ripped off artists like Lupe Fiasco and Travie Mccoy to build these hooks. I can’t say he blatantly stole the ideas for these songs from these artists, but if he didn’t at least have them in mind I would be surprised. “Rolling Papers” really comes down to being an album that’s not for me. I don’t live the lifestyle Khalifa does, so his lyrics mean nothing to me and I would rather listen to the artists who inspired him.

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ELORA WALSH Roll ‘em up and smoke ‘em if you got ‘em with Wiz Khalifas new album “Rolling Papers.” Released on March 29 by Rostrum and Atlantic Records, this is Khalifa’s third album. Khalifa is really a “wiz” on his earlier albums and mixed tapes, and I stand by that statement with “Rolling Papers.” So it falls into more of a hip-hop, club-sounding genre and not the typical rap style Khalfa is accustomed to, but change doesn’t always make an album bad. And yes, before you ask, “Black and Yellow” is on this album, but that’s not what I’m here to discuss. In track six on the album, “Wake Up,” Khalifa lets his audience know

what he’s feeling. It’s got a soft, smooth background synthesizer with a softer percussion and handclap holding down the tempo of the song. Lyrically is where the song proves its true meaning. “I came up in a big way and I hardly ever sleep well it’s like a dream. I don’t wanna wake up from.” It’s pretty apparent he is living the life and it still feels like a dream to him. My favorite song on the album is “Fly Solo.” It is a completely different sound and that’s why it stands out on the album. The track features an acoustic guitar and Khalifa’s vocal skills. It does remind me of a cross between a Bruno Mars and Shwayze sound, but I also think that it shows listeners that Khalifa is expanding his genre and proving that he’s not just all rap and hip-hop. Overall, I found “Rolling Papers” to be a decent change for Wiz. Don’t get me wrong, I do miss his lyric-spitting, go-getter rap, but I feel as though he wants to expand his fan base and throwing something new in the mix is a great way to do that.

On his third studio album, Wiz Khalifa rolls everything that’s wrong with hip-hop into a fat blunt, and blows the smoke into all of our faces, skipping merrily to the bank the entire way. Ten years ago in their song, “It’s Bigger Than HipHop” duo Dead Prez warned, “Don’t think these record deals gonna feed your seed and pay your bills.” From the opening track on “Rolling Papers,” it’s evident that Wiz could care less. “When I’m Gone” might be the worst song on the entire album, and it sets a tone that’s inescapable throughout the release, “I’m gonna take all this money I own and blow it all away, cause I can’t take it when I’m gone” he boasts. Clearly, Wiz got

RYAN LOVERICK I’d like to start by addressing the issue of “Black and Yellow” on Wiz Kahlifa’s new album, “Rolling Papers,” because that is what everyone reading this review will be looking for. This song is not a Wiz song to me anymore. In comparison to songs on both his new album and “Burn After Rolling,” “Black and Yellow” is a mediocre song at best. It is the equivalent to The Offspring’s “Pretty Fly for a White Guy,” which is their most popular song somehow, but I skip it every time I get the chance. In an interview with hiphop aficionado Julian Quiggle about the History of Wiz Khalifa, he had this to share; “Wiz is on superstar mode right now. The albums he is producing now, as far as “Burn After Rolling” and

high and fell asleep before the second half of “MC Hammer: Behind The Music.” “Rolling Papers” is equal parts Kid Cudi, and Asher Roth, and there’s some Bruno Mars in there too. Khalifa bites so much from these others that it’s almost impossible to distinguish between them if you listen to the albums on shuffle. If “No Sleep” is the illegitimate child of Roth and Kudi’s songs “I Love College” and “Pursuit of Happiness,” then “On My Level” comes off as a giant ill-timed “Mission Accomplished” banner with pot leaves dotting the eyes. Of course though, the point of this album isn’t about any substantial message beyond, “Have fun, get wasted,” and though Wiz has never lasted long on any topic other than weed, booze, girls and money, the rhymes were delivered with a fresh style that built up his fan-base over the years. On this album though, he seems to use the verses as filler between half-baked hooks that only carry the album as far as a drunken frat bro can projectile vomit. “Rolling Papers” are smooth, but it’s not what it used to be. His older albums are more raw and hip-hop free-styling. Back then he had to go hard. Now all he wants to rap about is living the hip-hop star life style.” “Rolling Papers” begins with the track “When I’m Gone,” which kicks off with a slow, synth lead that provides a build-up to an amazing song. The lyrics Khalifa brings to this track are heartfelt and are companied by an excellent groove behind him. The music for this recording is mixed in a way that creates a wall of noise, almost coming out of the speakers in a cloud of smoke. The song “On My Level” features an excellent bass line that can only be enjoyed with a nice audio playing system. Standard laptop speakers do not do this song justice. Finally, the song “The Race” reminds me of “The Thrill” from the last album and in no way is that a bad situation. This song has a smooth overall tone, which is very easy to nod your head to. In conclusion, Wiz Khalifa’s “Rolling Papers” offers a different approach to the hip-hop scene that few other artists are taking.


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Students vie for Clarion Idol title BLAYNE MUMFORD

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Hart Chapel was packed both Monday and Tuesday nights, buzzing with anticipation for this year’s Clarion Idol. The eighth year did not disappoint. In the end, there were three winners. Nick DeSesare, who said he plans to put his winnings in the bank for school, took first place. Amelia Eiger, who said she will use the prize to buy a new Mitchell ukelele, took second, and Emily Cunningham took third place. Cunningham was first up on Monday night, with a screaming posse in the crowd. She sang “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele, giving the song a bit of a country twang and a KT Tunstall feel. The big surprise of the night, however, was Sam Rekasie who sang “Don’t Know Why” by Norah Jones. Her modest presence and sultry, sweet voice caught the crowd’s attention. Given cheers and applause throughout the performance, Rekasie was moved to tears halfway through, but was further encouraged by the crowd and finished out the song to roars from the audience. Equipped with a guitar to perform an acoustic rendition of “Chasing Pavements” by Adele, Trisha Vamosi did not disappoint. Her smokey and powerful voice was accentuated by the audience clapping out the beat. Immediately grabbing everyone’s attention, and equipped with his own um-

brella for the performance, Darrian Rivera sang “Singin’ in the Rain Umbrella” from Glee. Rivera even came with his own choreography and had the crowd’s eyes glued to the stage as he belted out the popular song beautifully. Eiger, a small girl with a strong voice, seemed to be singing a lullaby to the audience that made them want to do anything but sleep. Singing “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles, Eiger kidnapped the crowd with her sweet appearance and even sweeter sound. The judges favored Eiger and were eager to see her perform again. Eiger saw Clarion Idol as another opportunity to sing a song she wanted and to have all of her friends there. Finally, bringing the show to a wonderful close, DeSesare sang “James” by Billy Joel. Equipped with his own keyboard and style, DeSesare showed amazing skill in multitasking as his voice boomed and didn’t miss a note while he played. With an attentive and pleased audience, the judges liked the change of pace in DeSesare’s music choice, but would have liked to see a different song choice. At the end of the night, the eight contestants who made it to Tuesday were Cunningham, Rekasie, Kyle Purnell, Vamosi, Rivera, Amanda Backus, Amelia Eiger and DeSesare. The contestants came back Tuesday night, ready to perform both a song of their choice and a song that InterHall Council had

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Todd Swoope performs at Hart Chapel during Interhall Council’s Clarion Idol VIII. chosen for them. Purnell was up first, singing “Incomplete” by The Backstreet Boys, and “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars. “Incomplete” was accompanied by a piano, and had a much more mellow feel than the night before that the judges felt was very comfortable for Purnell and enjoyed the performance. “Just the Way You Are” picked up the pace and had the audience more engaged when he broke out the dance moves again, and was more fun for the judges. Clarion Idol’s very own Piano Man came back to sing

“Leave On” by Elton John and, of course, “Piano Man” by Billy Joel. While “Leave On” was more upbeat and pleased the audience more than “James” had on Monday night, everyone was roaring for DeSesare when he broke out a harmonica and brought back his keyboard to give a gorgeous rendition of “Piano Man” that had everyone on the edge of their seats. DeSesare received a standing ovation, and the judges were pleased with the song choice and loved his use of instruments. DeSesare said he was “happy to have an opportunity to perform” and “felt

good to be on stage.” Back with her ukelele and her adorable stage presence, Eiger had the audience smiling with her rendition of “You and I” by Ingrid Michaelson, and “Taking Chances” by Celine Dion. Although her voice is cute and her appearance sweet, she made it clear with her two performances that her talent is not something to be taken lightly. Rivera came back on a more serious note to perform “You’ll Be in My Heart” by Phil Collins. It was a heartfelt performance that showed his vocal skills. Rivera picked it up, however,

by singing “When I Get You Alone” by Robin Thicke, with dance moves and sunglasses to enhance the performance. Judges said they felt both songs were well done and that Rivera was one of the better singers. Finishing up the night, Cunningham did two beautiful performances with “Because of You” by Kelly Clarkson and “Landslide” by The Dixie Chicks. Bringing back her soft and heartfelt voice to be admired, and her posse to scream out her name, Cunningham had a great reception from the audience and judges together.

Chamber singers, concert choir perform ‘The Three B’s’ MARK LIBERTO

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Marwick Boyd Auditorium was the venue for an April 1 performance by the chamber singers and concert choir of Clarion University. The performance was titled “The Three B’s” to represent the three musicians and pieces performed. They included Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Jesu, meine Freude,” Ludwig van Beethoven’s, “Fidelio” and Johannes Brahms, “Ein deutsches Requiem.” Longtime Clarion University professor Dr. Henry A. Alviani conducted the event.. The chamber choir and orchestra started the show with Bach’s “Jesu, meine Freude.” The piece was originally written in 1723 for the funeral of the postmaster’s wife of Leipzig, Germany. The

audience was immediately captivated by the work’s strong sense of angst and enlightenment. The middle piece, Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” emitted symphonic, joyous genius. Finally, the entire concert choir emerged on stage to perform, “Ein deutsches Requiem,” by Brahms. All seven movements of the piece were first performed Feb. 18, 1869. The entire piece swayed back and forth from a dark, Gothic resonance to a blissful glee. Guest soloists for the performance were Daniel Teadt, voice instructor at Clarion, and Mary Logan Hastings, professor of voice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. “The soloists were amazing” said Junior Gregory Goreczny. While listening and reading along with the perfor-

mance’s pamphlet, members of the audience could truly see the historical context of all three pieces. In the early 16th century, 1517 is the date most historians accredit, the Protestant Reformation began in the German states of the Holy Roman Empire. Directly influenced by the humanist philosophies of the Renaissance, a yearn for individual faith and an appreciation for the beauty of the secular earth was born. The imaginings and creations of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms were products of these ideals and occurrences, whether they realized it or not. Asked why he chose these three pieces besides their historical significance, Dr. Alviani said, “For the beauty of the music and the challenge for the singers.” He said the concert choir

practiced two days a week for 50 minutes each day, while the chamber singers met Tuesday and Thursday for an hour and a half. Credit is du e to the chamber singers, concert choir and the orchestra of Clarion University. They stoically put in hard work and performed flawlessly. “The most rewarding part was getting it all done. It’s one of Dr. A’s favorites and really just a beautiful piece,” said bass vocalist and freshman Jesse Snyder in regard to “Ein deutsches Requiem.” But, these musicians are not merely constrained to Clarion. Their next performance is on April 12, at the famous Lincoln Center in New York City, where they will be performing Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna.

Ke$ha pleases sold-out crowd at CampusFest performance SAMUEL DIXON

Arts & Entertainment Editor

The University Activities Board at Clarion University hosted a performance by Ke$ha, Friday April 4 in the Tippin Gymnasium. Ke$ha played to a sold-out crowd, consisting of Clarion students and a limited number of attendees from the general public. Fans lined up outside in the rain as early as 8 a.m. in the morning to purchase the few tickets not picked up by Clarion students who had requested them. BEARDO The Trailer Park Hero opened the show, playing new guitar and keyboard parts overtop familiar ’80 hair metal songs. His antics often felt flat, leaving BEARDO to state, “You guys didn’t get drunk enough.” Although Ke$ha was lip-syncing for most of the show and questionably strumming along to a few guitar parts, while the drummer played out of rhythm, the crowd erupted with shouts and applause after every song. The crowed convinced the performers to come back on stage to finish it’s preplanned set.

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Connecticut ends dream season with championship MICHAEL COLLINS Sports Staff

The Connecticut Huskies defeated the Butler Bulldogs 54-41 in Houston Monday night, April 4, ending probably the most unpredictable March Madness in NCAA men’s basketball tournament history. Uconn won 11 straight games after the regular season. They won five games in five nights to win the Big East tournament and then won six straight games to capture their third National championship. Uconn defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 5655 in the semifinals on Saturday, April 2, to get to the championship game. Butler had another Cinderella run to get back to the championship game where they lost to Duke last year. Senior Matt Howard scored the game-winning basket at the buzzer to beat Old Dominion in their first game. Then they narrowly escaped No. 1 seed Pitt with Howard making the game-winning free throw. They made it past No. 4 seed Wisconsin and No. 2 seed Florida to get back to the Final Four where they faced another Cinderella team, No. 11 seed Virginia Commonwealth University, who many said shouldn’t have even made it into the tournament. The scoring went back and forth the whole

game, but in the end Butler proved to be too much for VCU. Monday’s championship was a low scoring defensive battle. Butler stayed with Uconn and was even leading when junior Shelvin Mack hit a deep three to end the first half. The game was not

the greatest college basketball national championship but Uconn did what it needed to do to win. It held the Bulldogs to a miserable 12-for-64 shooting, the worst in a championship game. Uconn didn’t have the greatest game either, shooting 19-for-55.

Butler seemed to be out matched by the length and size of Uconn. They threw up too many three pointers and couldn’t make any baskets in the paint. The Huskies star player, Kemba Walker, finished the game with 16 points, freshman Jeremy Lamb finished the

Pirates win series against Cubs JUSTIN WELTON

game with 12 points, and sophomore Alex Oriakhi had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Their defense is what carried them though. Uconn finished the game with four steals and 10 blocks. They held Howard to seven points and held Shelvin Mack to a 4-for-

Women’s rugby defeats West Virginia at home BRANDY HADDEN

Sports Staff

Copy Editor

With a talented young core, new coach and improved fundamentals, the Pittsburgh Pirates were expected to be a better team going into the 2011 Major League Baseball campaign. Many people didn’t expect the Pirates to be 2-1 after the first road series of the season. The Pirates won all of 17 road games last year. “I think they are starting off well,” senior Alyson Scholl said. “They have been starting off great in the past few years but always end up going downhill.” The only real question was their pitching staff, which was the worst in baseball a year ago. They have received quality starts from Kevin Correia, Paul Maholm and Ross Ohlendorf so far. Correia pitched six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits for the 6-3 victory on opening day. Neil Walker hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to give the Pirates a 4-2 lead. Walker went 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a tworun home run in the seventh inning. Joel Hanrahan struck out two for his first save of the season to give the Pirates their fifth straight opening day victory. A five run eighth inning for the Cubs allowed them to take game two of the three game series 5-3. Paul Maholm pitched 6.2 innings, allowing five hits. Evan Meek struggled in the eighth inning. Meek pitched two-

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Pirate Parrot visits Clarion to help promote ticket sales an the Advertising Club promotion. thirds of an inning, allowing two runs on three hits. Jose Tabata was 1-for2 with a walk and two runs scored. Pedro Alvarez, Garrett Jones and Walker were 1-for-4 with one RBI each. Starlin Castro and Geovany Soto went 2-for-4. Alfonso Soriano went 1-for-4 with one RBI. Blake DeWitt came up with a two RBI pinch-hit double in the eighth. Carlos Marmol struck out three Pirates batters in the ninth inning to get his first save of the season. Ross Ohlendorf pitched six innings, which allowed for four runs on eight hits in the rubber match of the series. Ohlendorf’s start al-

lowed the Pirates to stay in the game. In the ninth inning, Alvarez hit a ball that dribbled by Marmol that brought Tabata home from third. Walker followed Tabata after the throw to first base was off the mark. Walker slid underneath the tag, and the Pirates took the 5-4 lead that would hold up in the bottom of the ninth. Jeff Karstens received the victory. Hanrahan received his second save of the season, and the Pirates improved their record to 2-1. “I didn’t expect the pitching to do so well,” senior Andy Polatty said. “They could easily have

a better record right now, but I don’t expect them to keep this up.” The Pirates then traveled to St. Louis for a three-game series against the Cardinals. The Pirates defeated the Cardinals in game one of a three game set 4-3. Charlie Morton picked up the victory for the Pirates. Morton pitched six innings, allowing one run on three hits. Walker was 3-for-4 with two RBI and McCutchen was 1-for-4 with 2 RBIs. The Pirates will face the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, April 7, for their home opener, in a four game series at PNC Park.

15 shooting performance. The 41 points Butler scored was 10 points less than the lowest scoring championship game. Connecticut outscored Butler 26-2 in the paint. The Bulldogs went 13:26 in the second half making only one field goal turning a 25-19 lead into a 41-28 deficit. At age 68, Uconn head coach Jim Calhoun has become the oldest coach to win the NCAA championship. He won his third title since 1999 and joined John Wooden, Adolph Rupp, Mike Krzyzewski and Bob Knight as the fifth coach to win the national tournament three or more times. Butler’s 34-year old head coach, Brad Stevens, has led the Bulldogs, a school with 4,500 students, to the national championship the past two seasons. No team played better when they had to win than Connecticut did. They finished the season 14-0 in tournament play winning the Maui Invitational, the Big East Tournament and the National Tourney. The Huskies weren’t even ranked at the beginning of the season and finished 9-9 in the tough Big East conference. With the positive leadership of Walker and the improvement of their younger players throughout the season, they were able to beat the odds and cut down the nets as national champions.

The Clarion women’s rugby team improved its regular spring season record to 3-1 last Saturday, April 2. The team played West Virginia University, a team they hadn’t seen since the 2008 fall season. Clarion started off strong after kickoff, making the first hit deep into WVU territory. Clarion’s head coach Brian Frank said that kickoff set the tone for the whole game. “We came out strong from the opening kickoff. From there, it really was a well-balanced match,” Frank said. Clarion met the intensity of WVU’s scrums the entire game, which allowed for most of Clarion’s points. The first of these scrum-induced tries was touched down by junior lock Sierra Hoover. After Clarion regained possession from the kickoff, a strong scrum and a string of “channel ball” moves by the forwards, Hoover ran into the try zone without anyone touching her. “I’m happy that I contributed to the win. I feel like we played very well and really communicated with each other throughout the day,” Hoover said. That try allowed Clarion to continue with its winning momentum. Scrums won by tight five Jenny Daley, Amanda Hickey, Kristina Farella, Brandy Hadden and Hoover, gave eight man Cherian Burkhardt to do whatever she pleased

on the field. Burkhardt made two tries shortly after Hoover’s. These were answered by a try punched in by WVU, but was shortly forgotten after an almost immediate try by Clarion flank Amy McLaughlin. Clarion led 26-5 at the half, and didn’t stop scoring. The wins in the scrums and line outs didn’t just help Burkhardt, but the back line as well. Captain Samantha Stupak was able to put up the first points of the second half with good hands and speed in the backs. WVU scored twice after that, but was unable to make any of their kicks throughout the whole game. Burkhardt ended the game with two more tries of her own, giving her a total of 20 points for the day, and made the final score 45-15. “I think it was a great team victory. Everyone played hard the entire game,” Burkhardt said. “Our scrums dominated and the back line made their gains. We had some good steals in the scrums which really helped me score as much as I was able to.” The women’s and men’s rugby teams play this weekend, Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 for their annual charity match. All proceeds go to the VFW and care packages to support troops overseas. Tickets are $1 each. Women’s kickoff Friday is at 8 p.m., and the men’s on Saturday is at 7:30 p.m.


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Sports Briefs

STANDINGS HOCKEY NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Associated Press updates from around the country

WESTERN CONFERENCE

TEAM WASHINGTON PHILADELPHIA PITTSBURGH BOSTON TAMPA BAY MONTREAL BUFFALO NY RANGERS

RECORD/POINTS 48-22-11 107 46-23-11 103 47-25-8 101 45-24-11 101 44-25-11 99 43-30-7 93 41-29-10 92 43-32-5 91

TEAM VANCOUVER SAN JOSE DETROIT NASHVILLE PHOENIX LOS ANGELES ANAHEIM CHICAGO

CAROLINA TORONTO NEW JERSEY ATLANTA NY ISLANDERS OTTAWA FLORIDA

39-30-11 37-33-11 37-38-5 33-34-12 30-38-12 31-39-10 29-39-12

DALLAS CALGARY ST. LOUIS MINNESOTA COLUMBUS COLORADO EDMONTON

89 85 79 78 72 72 70

RECORD/POINTS 52-19-9 113 47-23-9 103 46-24-10 102 43-26-11 97 42-25-12 96 44-28-6 96 44-30-5 93 42-28-9 93 * 40-28-11 91 40-29-11 91 37-33-10 84 37-34-8 82 34-33-13 81 29-42-8 66 25-43-11 61

*Teams above dashed line on track for playoffs Standings as of Wednesday at 10:34 p.m.

BASEBALL NCAA - ESPN/USA TODAY TOP 25 (APRIL 3) TEAM 1. Vanderbilt 2. Virginia 3. South Carolina 4. Florida 5. Texas A&M 6. Arizona State 7. North Carolina 8. Texas 9. Oklahoma 10. Florida State 11. Georgia State 12. Fresno State 13. CS Fullerton

RECORD 26-3 28-2 22-5 24-5 22-6 21-6 26-4 21-7 22-6 21-7 23-6 20-3 20-8

TEAM 14. TCU 15. LSU 16. UC Irvine 17. Southern Miss 18. California 19. Oregon State 20. Stanford 21. Arizona 22. Arkansas 23. UCLA 24. Alabama 25. Rice

RECORD 18-9 20-8 18-6 22-5 19-6 20-7 13-7 20-9 19-8 14-9 21-9 21-11

BASKETBALL NBA BASKETBALL TEAM CHICAGO BOSTON MIAMI ORLANDO ATLANTA NEW YORK PHILADELPHIA INDIANA

RECORD/GB 57-20 54-23 3 54-24 3.5 50-29 8 44-34 13.5 40-38 17.5 40-39 18 36-43 22

TEAM SAN ANTONIO LA LAKERS DALLAS OKLAHOMA CITY DENVER NEW ORLEANS PORTLAND MEMPHIS

RECORD/GB 59-19 55-22 3.5 53-24 5.5 51-26 7.5 47-30 11.5 45-33 14 45-33 14 44-34 15

MILWAUKEE CHARLOTTE DETROIT NEW JERSEY WASHINGTON TORONTO CLEVELAND

32-46 32-46 27-51 24-54 21-57 21-57 17-61

HOUSTON PHOENIX UTAH GOLDEN STATE LA CLIPPERS SACREMENTO MINNESOTA

41-38 38-40 37-41 34-44 31-47 23-54 17-62

25.5 25.5 30.5 33.5 36.5 36.5 40.5

*Teams above dashed line on track for playoffs Standings as of Wednesday at 10:34 p.m.

18.5 21 22 25 28 35.5 42.5

NHL

Pens move closer to home ice, beat Devils 4-2 Pittsburgh — Seven days after all but conceding the Atlantic Division to Philadelphia, the Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t so sure now. Pascal Dupuis had two goals and the Penguins moved a point behind the Flyers in the division race — and closer to clinching home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs — with a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Jordan Staal and Chris Kunitz also scored for Pittsburgh in its regular season home finale, moving three points ahead of fifth-place Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference standings with two games to play. The Lightning lost 4-2 at Buffalo. Pittsburgh has 102 points, one less Philadelphia, which won in Pittsburgh 5-2 March 29 but has lost four consecutive since — including 5-2 at Ottawa on Tuesday. “Once we didn’t get the win against Philly, did I anticipate getting back to one point against them? No,” Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. “We have to pick up two in two games to overtake them now, but it’s a lot closer than I thought it’d be.” The Penguins remained three points behind conference-leading Washington, which won 3-2 in a shootout at Toronto. “We are within striking distance for the division, and it’s great to be right there,” Dupuis said. “But all we can control is our own destiny and what we do on the ice. It’s a matter of winning games, and hopefully other teams will lose.”

NCAA

Texas A&M beats Notre Dame 76-70 for NCAA title *

Indianapolis — This NCAA tournament had plenty of twists, turns and upsets even before the championship game. Coach Gary Blair and Texas A&M delivered a thrilling ending. This was the supposed to be the year Maya Moore’s Connecticut juggernaut won its third straight title or Stanford broke through or Tennessee got back to the top. Instead, the Aggies rewrote the script in their first Final Four appearance. They made the 65-year-old Blair

the oldest coach to win a national championship just one night after UConn’s 68-year-old Jim Calhoun did the same thing on the men’s side. “We gave you that national championship game without the so-called powers of the world,” Blair said. “The two powers tonight were the two that earned it.” Danielle Adams scored 22 of her 30 points in a dominating second half Tuesday night to help the Aggies beat Notre Dame 76-70 and bring the women’s title back to College Station and the former all-male military academy. “I had a little voice in my head, ‘Don’t let this team down,’” said Adams, who became the school’s first All-American a week ago and was picked as the outstanding player of the tournament.

NBA

Hayward scores 22; Utah Jazz stun Lakers 86-85 Los Angeles — Rookie Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 22 points and hit the go-ahead free throw with 6 seconds to play, and the Utah Jazz snapped an eight-game losing streak with an 86-85 victory over the sleepwalking Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. Kobe Bryant scored 20 points and hit a tying 3-pointer with 16 seconds left, but fumbled the ball away on an ill-conceived drive at the buzzer. With a listless performance in their second straight loss following a 17-1 stretch, the Lakers might have lost the chance to catch San Antonio atop the Western Conference standings. The Spurs have a 3½-game lead with five games left for Los Angeles. Paul Millsap scored 22 points for the Jazz, who had a five-point lead with 90 seconds left before Bryant got the Lakers back in it with two 3-pointers. Although the Jazz would have to finish the season with four more victories to avoid just their second losing season in 28 years, they avoided their first nine-game losing streak in these clubs’ second meeting in five days. Rookie Derrick Favors had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz, who held on for their first road win over the Lakers since Jan. 1, 2006, a span of 17 games in the regular season and playoffs.


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Clarion splits doubleheader against Slippery Rock MARK EMCH Sports Staff

The Clarion Golden Eagles baseball team came away with a hardearned win on Saturday, April 3, against Slippery Rock University. The Golden Eagles improved their record to 5-16 by defeating The Rock in game one of the doubleheader, with a score of 4-2. The Golden Eagles pitching staff garnered most of the credit for the win. Junior Brandon Slater threw 6.1 innings and got awarded his first win of the season. Slater gave up two runs on seven hits, and managed to strike out four Slippery Rock batters. Clarion’s senior Eric Panko came in to pitch after Slater, and struck out the last two batters of the game. Panko was awarded his first save. The Golden Eagles offense worked like a welloiled machine throughout game one. Junior transfer Jerico Weitzel, junior Josh Beimel, junior Matt Rossi, sophomore Bill Hasson and junior Mark White each had one hit. They batted in four runs combined. Rossi batted in Beimel in the first inning of the game, setting the tone for the rest of the contest. Shortstop Weitzel also batted in a run with a single in the bottom of the fifth inning. Slippery Rock punched

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Junior Ken Morgan is batting .252 with five RBIs and one home run for the Golden Eagles this season. out a total of eight hits in game one. However, they were unable to convert those hits into the runs they needed, and fell to the Golden Eagles. However, game two

of Saturday’s doubleheader would turn out differently for the Clarion squad. The Rock retaliated by no-hitting the Golden Eagles, and cashing in seven runs of their own.

Golden Eagles continue to struggle MATTHEW MULLEN Sports Staff

The Clarion Golden Eagle’s softball team has dropped nine games in a row, including its last two doubleheaders against Bloomsburg and West Chester University. With the losses, the Golden Eagles fall to 5-11 overall and 0-6 in the PSAC West. On Wednesday, March 30, Clarion was in Bloomsburg attempting to end its losing streak. In game one Clarion freshman Elizabeth Shiring went 3-3 with three singles. Those three singles were half of the hits Clarion had in the game and only resulted in one run. It wouldn’t be enough as Bloomsburg scored six runs and took the first game 6-1. Junior Megan Daley received the loss and dropped to 3-5 for the year. The second game was a rough one for Clarion. Bloomsburg exploded in the bottom of the third scoring 10 runs, and took a 15-1 lead. The game only went five innings due to the eight-run rule, and Clarion dropped game two 16-1. Shiring went 2-3 in the game making her 5 for 6 on the day. “I wasn’t thinking about what I was doing right or wrong,” Shiring said. “I just stepped into the box relaxed and focused on the pitcher.” Senior Nicole Lollo went 1-2 with a double ,giving her two doubles

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Megan Daley loses her fifth game of the year on Wednesday. in the day. Sophomore Erica Burkey took the loss, sending her to a 2-5 record. This past Saturday, April 2, Clarion dropped another doubleheader, this time to West Chester. Game one was competitive and would be decided in the final inning. In the bottom of the seventh, the score was tied at two. Thanks to back-to-back doubles by Kelly Anderson and Erin MacNamee, West Chester got the walk off win 3-2. Senior Carlie Cook went 3-3 in the game, and freshman Kaylynn Barco went 1-1 with an RBI. Despite a solid outing for Daley, she took the loss, making it her sixth of the year. The only highlight in

game two was a two-run home run from Cook in the fourth inning. The game was already out of reach, and West Chester completed the sweep, winning 10-2 in five and two thirds innings. Burkey was given the loss and is now 2-5 on the season. “Basically we shut down mentally,” Lollo said. “Our frustrations we had internally within ourselves got taken out on others. That needs to not be the case. We have to stay strong and continuously pick up our teammates.” Clarion will try to get back in the win column this Friday, April 8, when it hosts Lock Haven in a doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Sophomore Seth Peterson started on the mound for Clarion, and pitched for two solid, hitless innings before faltering in the top of the third. Slippery Rock’s Kevin Jovanovich kicked

off his team’s offensive run with a single against Peterson. A wild pitch and another Slippery Rock RBI would account for the other two runs of the inning.

The highlight of game two, however, was Joby Lapkowicz’s pitching performance for The Rock. He threw an entire seven-inning game, without ceding a single hit or run. He walked four batters through those innings. The Golden Eagles offense shouldered some of the blame for the second-game loss, stranding five runners on base. The Golden Eagles have 10 remaining doubleheaders in the season. This includes a streak of three away games. One of those doubleheaders will come against Mansfield, an opponent Clarion has faced in the past with little success. The team hopes to turn its luck around next time. With a conference record of 3-3, the Golden Eagles will have to fight their way through the rest of the season in order to get a berth in the PSAC playoffs. If they emulate the success they managed in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Golden Eagles are headed to a promised land the team has not experienced for many seasons. The Golden Eagles baseball team will be back in action on Friday, April 8, when it hosts California University of Pennsylvania for a doubleheader. First pitch of the game is set for 1 p.m at Memorial Field.


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