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Volume CLI, Issue 8
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November 1, 2018 TINAPAS C-2
Colgate Hosts 22nd District Congressional Debate By Henry Claudy Maroon-News Staff
Colgate hosted New York’s 22nd District Congressional Debate in the Hall of Presidents on October 25 in partnership with Spectrum News. The debate was between Republican incumbent Claudia Tenney and Democrat Anthony Brindisi, candidates in the upcoming election, and was broadcast later that day. The moderators, including Political Science Professor and Department Chair Nina Moore, posed questions to the candidates on a wide variety of topics. Talking points ranged from the recent pipe bomb incidents, illegal immigration, legislative remedies to the recent struggles of local dairy farmers, healthcare in a post-Affordable Care Act political climate and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Moderators posed direct questions to candidates, who had one minute to respond. The opposing candidates were then given 30 seconds to offer a rebuttal, at the discretion of the moderators. The debate also included a “lightning round” of questions meant to be answered in two words or less, and a segment where the candidates could ask each other one question.
Like in many elections this midterm season, the candidates of the 22nd Congressional District are dividing its constituents into pro- and anti-Trump camps. Tenney sold herself as a strong supporter of the President’s agenda, and mentioned his leadership and the Democrats’ reactions to it throughout the debate. Brindisi, however, did not make adamant claims against the current president, but presented himself as a moderate alternative to Tenney. Sophomore Hans Lunsgaard shared his experience at the debate. “[It was] a very interesting experience. It is clear that the political tensions experienced in the presidential elections have leaked into the smaller races,” Lunsgaard said. “I thought Tenney came off as insecure while Brindisi seem more calm and composed. The moderators appeared neutral and succeeded at keeping the candidates in line, a difficult task.” Congresswoman Tenney also addressed her recent comments describing Colgate as a “left-wing crazy school” on October 22 in Syracuse at a campaign event. “There’s a movement on campus because I support the President of the United States, who is doing incredible things for our communities and our
TALK IT OUT: 22nd New York Congressional District representative candidates Claudia Tenney and Anthony Brindisi debate and discuss their view points for the upcoming election. Jared Rosen dairy farmers, that somehow I should only students and faculty from the hand selected instead of allowing a have my diploma taken away. The political science department, mem- free for all.” same type of left wing, unhinged peo- bers of the College Republicans and First elected to the House in ple are refusing to let us even celebrate College Democrat student groups 2016, Tenney acts as the incumbent and honor the people who were killed and The Maroon-News received in- in this congressional race. In addiin 9/11,” Tenney said. vitations to the event. tion to her experience in the House, “I’m a member of the Center for Senior George Karamanoukian Tenney served for six years on the Freedom and Western Civilization; it’s detailed his thoughts on the limited New York State Assembly and owns a conservative group on campus here. invitation list. a small business founded in HamWe’ve been fighting the attacks on “I don’t necessarily think that it’s ilton. Democrat Anthony Brindisi our first amendment rights to stand a bad thing that the debate wasn’t has sat as a member of the State Asup as Republicans and conservatives. open to the public. Granted, I don’t sembly since 2011 and previously Colgate University is not supportive agree with Claudia Tenney’s poli- worked on the Utica School board. of those efforts and only recently have tics, but she should be afforded a The full debate can be viewed they come around,” Tenney said. platform for her views to be heard,” on Spectrum News’ website with a Attendance to the event was closed Karamanoukian said. “I can’t guar- subscription. to the general public. The Office of antee that this would’ve happened, Election day is November 6, and Communications sent an email to but I could imagine a situation Hamilton-registered voters can vote the Colgate community stating that where students would have pro- at the Hamilton Public Library. because of “the intimate stage setup, tested her speaking and not allowed attendance from both campaigns, her to get a word in edgewise…I’m Contact Henry Claudy and strict security requirements,” guessing that’s why students were at email@example.com
Posters Spark Debates About Alan Dershowitz Lecture By Mara Stein Editor-in-Chief
Dozens of posters protesting the upcoming visit of lawyer Alan Dershowitz to campus were disseminated throughout academic buildings on Monday, October 29. The posters, whose source is unknown, claim that Dershowitz is an “accused child rapist” and question whether the Colgate community should allow him on campus. Their distribution sparked a larger debate on campus involving free speech, sexual assault and anti-Semitism. Dershowitz is scheduled to deliver a lecture titled “Civil Liberties in the Age of Trump” on Monday, November 5 in the Colgate Memorial Chapel. The event is sponsored by the Center for Freedom and Western Civilization, which describes itself as a “forum for civic debate and scholarly research.” Past CFWC speakers include retired U.S. Army General David Petraeus and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. Posters appeared on Monday in buildings including Alumni Hall, Lathrop Hall, Lawrence Hall and McGregory Hall. They read: “Colgate is hiring Alan Dershowitz, an accused child rapist, to speak on November 5th. Considering only 2.1% of rape
accusations are false, should we be welcoming him to our campus?” Junior Julia Segal noticed the posters on Monday morning. “It makes me proud to go to a school where students make their voice heard if there’s something happening here they don’t agree with,” Segal said. Dershowitz is a prominent criminal defense attorney and former professor of law at Harvard Law School. He is known for his highprofile clients, the likes of which have included O.J. Simpson and, more recently, Harvey Weinstein. In 2014, Dershowitz was accused in a Florida court filing of having sex with an underage girl who was employed by his former client, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. The girl, Jane Doe #3 (later identified as Virginia Roberts), claimed that Epstein forced her to have sex with “politically-connected and financiallypowerful people,” including Britain’s Prince Andrew and Dershowitz. Both men denied the allegations. According to Reuters, the charges against the men were ultimately stricken from the record in 2015, when U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth Marra in West Palm Beach ordered them irrelevant to a lawsuit that sought to undo a non-prosecution agreement between
Epstein and federal prosecutors. There are no other sexual misconduct claims against Dershowitz. Professor of Political Science and Director of the CFWC, Robert Kraynak, said that the posters are based on “false and misleading claims” about Dershowitz. “The case alleging sexual conduct with a minor was dismissed and labeled a ‘mistake’ by the lawyers bringing the suit and further discredited after an FBI investigation,” Kraynak said, citing articles in Newsweek and the Harvard Crimson. “It is understandable that Mr. Dershowitz, as a defense lawyer who has defended many controversial people, is himself a high-profile target for false accusations. Nevertheless, he has compiled a distinguished record of teaching at Harvard Law School for fifty years, and he has spoken at many universities on hot button topics such as divesting from Israel, impeaching president Trump and civil liberties. His visit to Colgate will certainly spark some lively discussions on constitutional and political issues in American politics today and will test our educational community’s commitment to free speech,” Kraynak said. Spencer Kelly, Professor of Psychol-
ogy and Neuroscience, is the chairman of Colgate’s Task Force on Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression, which released an official statement earlier this month about the University’s academic freedom policies. “Our Statement supports both the people who invited Alan Dershowitz and the people who voiced opposition to him,” Kelly said. “However, it also recognizes that if we do not invest in building a stronger community that can successfully listen and engage across difference, the voices on both sides will be ineffective. If Colgate were to consistently have a culture where people could discuss potential visits in advance, opposing sides would better understand the perspective of the other side. In lieu of that for now, a ‘high tea’ on Thursday is an excellent opportunity to create some mutual understanding in advance of the visit.” Dershowitz is considered by some to be the most influential American Jew. The sexual misconduct allegations against him have been emphasized in the past by white supremacists organizations, such as The Daily Stormer, in anti-Semitic ways. Some Jewish students expressed concern that the distribution of these posters overlooked the current climate, both on campus
and across the nation, following recent anti-Semitic events. Sophomore Gideon Hamot shared his views as a member of the Colgate Jewish community. “Considering the use of these unfounded allegations by a multitude of neo-Nazi organizations, it feels incredibly tone-deaf to post these [posters] after recent events in Pittsburgh,” Hamot said. “There are legitimate criticisms one can make of Dershowitz and it is concerning that an unfounded allegation that has gained traction among Nazi sympathizers was chosen.” Tracia Banuelos, Program Coordinator for Haven, said the organization plans to provide a space for survivors during the November 5 lecture. “Given that [Dershowitz] is coming to campus so quickly, our priority is supporting students who are upset by his presence and ensuring that they know they are valid,” Banuelos said. On behalf of the CFWC, Professor of Political Science Stanley Brubaker will be hosting the “high tea,” a group discussion for students who have concerns about Dershowitz, on Thursday, November 1, at 4:15 p.m. in the Classics Center (Lawrence 112-114). Contact Mara Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 1, 2018
The Colgate Maroon-News
THE BLOTTER COLGATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SAFETY REPORT Monday, 10/22 8:30 a.m.: Received a report that Maroon-News papers were removed from their drop off locations across campus. Case referred for disciplinary action. 2:55 p.m.: Received a report of an ill student at Stillman Hall who was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance. 3:19 p.m.: Fire alarm at Alumni Hall was caused by spraying of perfume. 5:35 p.m.: Fire alarm at University Court Apartments was caused by cooking.
Tuesday, 10/23 2:46 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student near 66 Broad Street who signed off with SOMAC ambulance. Case referred for disciplinary action. 2:46 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student near 66 Broad Street who passed an alcohol and other drug assessment and returned to his room. Case referred for disciplinary action. 8:00 a.m.: Received a report of concern for welfare of a nonstudent/employee who utilizes Huntington Gym. 10:32 a.m.: A resident of 88 Broad Street was found in possession of marijuana and drug
paraphernalia. Case referred for disciplinary action. 2:10 p.m.: A resident of 88 Broad Street was found in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and candles, had covered a smoke detector and was smoking in a residence hall. Case referred for disciplinary action.
Wednesday, 10/24 1:45 a.m.: The Hamilton Police arrested an underage student on Broad Street for possession of alcohol and possession of an open container. Case referred for disciplinary action. 9:45 a.m.: A resident of the Townhouse Apartments was found in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Case referred for disciplinary action. 10:53 a.m.: A resident of the Townhouse Apartments was found in possession of a compound bow. Case referred for disciplinary action. 10:56 a.m.: A resident of the Townhouse Apartments was found in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Case referred for disciplinary action. 11:49 a.m.: Received a report of an ill student at Alumni Hall who was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance. 12:57 a.m.: A staff member reported
his wallet and contents stolen from Huntington Gym. Investigation was turned over to the Hamilton Police. 6:20 p.m.: Fire alarm at Newell Apartments was caused by steam from the shower. 6:27 p.m.: A resident of Newell Apartments was found in possession of marijuana. Case referred for disciplinary action.
Thursday, 10/25 12:38 a.m.: Fire alarm at the Townhouse Apartments was caused by cooking. 2:52 a.m.: Fire alarm at Parker Apartments was caused by a humidifier. 9:27 a.m.: A resident of University Court Apartments was found in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Case referred for disciplinary action. 9:50 a.m.: Received a report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 66 Broad Street parking lot. Investigation turned over to the Hamilton Police Department. 10:38 a.m.: A resident of Parker Apartments was found in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Case referred for disciplinary action. 11:00 a.m.: A resident of Parker Apartments was found in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Case referred for disciplinary action. 6:09 p.m.: Fire alarm at Parker Apartments was caused by steam
from the shower. 9:09 p.m.: Received a report of concern for welfare at 113 Broad Street.
Friday, 10/26 5:12 p.m.: Received a report of a one car, motor vehicle, property damage accident on Conant House Road. 10:23 p.m.: Fire alarm at East Hal was cause by a vaporizer. 10:26 p.m.: An underage resident of East Hall was found in possession of alcohol. Case referred for disciplinary action. 10:32 p.m.: An underage resident of East Hall was found in possession of alcohol. Case referred for disciplinary action. 10:32 p.m.: An underage resident of East Hall was found in possession of alcohol. Case referred for disciplinary action.
Saturday, 10/27 4:07 a.m.: Received a report of a one car, motor vehicle, property damage accident in the Andy Kerr parking lot. 8:34 p.m.: Fire alarm at Drake Hall was caused by cooking.
alcohol and other drug assessment and returned to her room. Case referred for disciplinary action. 12:32 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student at Stillman Hall who signed off with SOMAC ambulance. Case referred for disciplinary action. 12:52 a.m.: Underage residents of Stillman Hall were found in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol. Case referred for disciplinary action. 1:18 a.m.: Campus Safety assisted the Hamilton Police with an underage intoxicated student on Utica Street who was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance. Case referred for disciplinary action. 1:04 p.m.: A student reported a laptop stolen from Case Library on 10/27/2018. 7:38 p.m.: A student reported a one car, motor vehicle, property damage accident at the Townhouses. 7:51 p.m.: A staff member reported a one car, motor vehicle, property damage accident at La Casa House parking lot. 7:53 p.m.: Campus Safety on routine patrol found damage to the lawn at Conant House. Case referred for disciplinary action.
12:18 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student at Stillman Hall who passed an
Undergraduate Scholars Programs Develop New Initiative to Increase Community Engagement
By Jenny Nguyen Maroon-News Staff
Efforts are underway to increase connectedness and foster a common scholar identity between Colgate’s three existing scholar programs. The initiative will also promote program visibility and encourage engagement between scholars and the larger campus. Until recently, the three Colgate scholar programs, the Alumni Memorial Scholars (AMS), the Benton Scholars and the Office of Undergraduate Studies Scholars (OUS) have been relatively detached from each other and from the rest of campus. The newly appointed Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Scholars Programs Brent Fujioka said that this will no longer be the case. “This is a vision for how the scholar programs should be
functioning holistically,” Fujioka said. “What we’re looking at is having the scholar community function as an intellectual community, as a basis to build up the intellectual portion of the university.” Central to this vision is creating a common scholar community among the three groups, which have traditionally functioned almost entirely separately from one another. Each group has had a distinct mission: AMS is geared toward academic excellence, Benton emphasizes global leadership and OUS focuses on empowering first-generation students and students of color. Fujioka said that the challenge will now be to create a shared identity that encompasses the strengths of scholars from all three programs, while making sure that no voices are drowned out in the process.
An important first task is to revamp AMS. Dating back to the end of World War II, the AMS program is the oldest scholar program on campus. Fujioka said that in recent years, however, it
This is a vision for how the scholar programs should be functioning holistically, What we’re looking at is having the scholar community function as an intellectual community.
Brent Fujioka Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Scholars Programs
has fallen into obscurity and has little direction or significant impact on campus life. Fujioka said a big part of his vision for the scholar programs is to recall the original mission of AMS, which in 1947
was to promote global leaders who would work towards peace and prosperity for all, and to make it relevant for modern day scholars. “What we want is a fundamental revisioning and reimagining of what the program should be,” Fujioka said. A central goal of the initiative is to correct campus assumptions about scholar programs and foster larger-community involvement with the programs, with a focus on community service and raising awareness of current issues. All three programs recently partnered with the Colgate Vote Project to register voters on campus. Other measures already underway include a speaker series, which the scholars would co-sponsor with other campus organizations, as well as a scholar symposium on December 5.
Senior and Benton Scholar Micah Dirkers welcomes the initiative, which he said is overdue. “It’s something I’ve wanted for years. I’ve always enjoyed the scholar programs, but I wish I could have worked more with AMS and OUS,” Dirkers said. Dirkers also emphasized the importance of greater visibility for the scholar programs. “We in the Benton program are doing a project to redesign the core curriculum right now. We’ve done other projects about renovations on campus and how we can be more creative with different spaces on campus. I’d like to see that shared with people and I’d like to learn what AMS [scholars are] doing with their research,” Dirkers said. Contact Jenny Nguyen at email@example.com.
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November 1, 2018
State Senate Debate
By Kelsey McGeough Maroon-News Staff
The Hamilton Rotary Club hosted a debate between two candidates competing to represent the 53rd district in the New York State Senate on Sunday, October 28. The Republican candidate, Janet Burman, and the Democratic candidate, Rachel May, both arrived early to the Colgate Inn to mingle with Hamilton residents. President-elect of the Rotary club, Matt Noris, introduced the candidates. “I don’t remember there ever being two women candidates running for the 53rd district,” Noris said. Each candidate was given a fiveminute opening statement, which was followed by a question segment in which members of the audience could and voice their concerns. Each candidate then had a chance to propose one question to the opposing candidate, and finally, two minutes were set aside for each candidate’s closing argument. Burman described her youth in Washington, D.C. watching her mother fight for a voice on the only board in which she was allowed to vote, the school board. An economics major with a grad degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Burman’s journey began in academia, transitioned to business when she started her own consulting firm and has now landed her in politics. May, living in Syracuse, has spent her years developing her education. With a graduate degree in environmental studies and Russian, she has dedicated her life to teaching and learning. She is now is a professor at Syracuse University. With regards to policy, Burman emphasized a focus on fair taxes, employment, healthcare, small farmers and education. May also emphasized the importance of education and health care for all, but stressed great importance on voting reform and 21st-century infrastructure, meaning rebuilding our infrastructure to consider the environment, as well as progressing with jobs and economic growth. Residents of Hamilton, Lebanon and Madison posed questions about a variety of issues including healthcare, the opioid crisis, reproductive rights, voter turnout in the 53rd district, taxes and employment. For the greater majority of the debate, the two candidates did not agree with each other. Burman mostly approached the debate with an economic perspective and May an environmental perspective. After much disagreement and debate, both candidates were able to come together and recognize the importance of this election. “I want to recognize the historic nature of two women here debating for this district,” Burman said. “I think [May] and I have done a great job staying focused on the issues... and I want to thank [her] for that.” Contact Kelsey McGeough at firstname.lastname@example.org
Film and Media Studies Department Postpones Lecture Due To Controversy By Julia Klein Executive Editor
The Film and Media Studies (FMST) Department indefinitely postponed an upcoming lecture featuring University of Michigan Professor John Cheney-Lippold following community-expressed concerns that the scheduled lecture overlooked recent events. The FMST department faculty and Professor Cheney-Lippold jointly came to this decision about the lecture, which was originally scheduled for Monday, November 5. “We’ve realized that in order to ensure that Professor Cheney-Lippold’s visit is as productive as possible for our students, we need to take a bit more time to have open discussions about his scholarship, as well as what Colgate’s commitment to academic freedom means in a situation like this,” director of the FMST program Mary Simonson said. “We are currently working with Professor Cheney-Lippold to identify a new date, but no time frame has been set yet.” Cheney-Lippold is an Associate Professor in the American Culture department at the University of Michigan who studies data, privacy and algorithms. He made national headlines in September after rescinding his offer to write a University of Michigan junior’s letter of recommendation for a study
abroad program in Tel Aviv, Israel. Cheney-Lippold first defended his actions by arguing that writing a recommendation letter for a student traveling to Israel would conflict with University policies. “As you may know, many university departments have pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support of Palestinians living in Palestine. This boycott includes writing letters of recommendation for students planning to study there,” Cheney-Lippold wrote to the student. He later said that his response was a reflection of his personal beliefs, rather than those of the university. The University of Michigan’s administration sanctioned CheneyLippold after his refusal to write the recommendation letter, taking “an unusually public stance in condemning Cheney-Lippold’s choice,” according to online news publication The Intercept. The sanctions included Cheney-Lippold being denied both a merit raise for the current school year and a planned two-year sabbatical for 2019. According to Simonson, the FMST department invited CheneyLippold to speak at Colgate on February 17, 2018. Cheney-Lippold accepted the invitation on February 24. “The invitation was extended to Professor Cheney-Lippold after he published a much acclaimed book in 2017 with NYU Press titled ‘We Are
Data: Algorithms and the Making of our Digital Selves,’” Simonson said. “When inviting speakers, departments and programs are primarily concerned with their scholarship or creative work; this is what serves as the basis for our invitations. Often, we do not know the guests that we invite personally, and/or we know them strictly in a professional context, so we tend not to be aware of the specifics of their personal views.” Benna Kushlefsky, P’21, brought attention to Cheney-Lippold’s personal beliefs by notifying Colgate parents of his upcoming visit in the Colgate Parents Facebook group. “I thought other parents should know about this. My son is appalled,” Kushlefsky’s mother wrote on Facebook on Friday, October 26. Kushlefsky also reached out to campus administrators and faculty, including President Casey, Dean Flores-Mills, Dean McLoughlin, Chaplain MacPherson and the Administrative Assistant of the FMST department, Angela Kowalski. “I was concerned that Jewish students on campus would feel uncomfortable, especially knowing their University embraced Dr. Cheney-Lippold without questioning his recent behavior,” Kushlefsky said. “I hoped that Colgate students would mobilize and respond in a way that respected Professor Cheney-Lippold’s right to
his political opinions but made it clear that they were disturbed by his behavior at Michigan and his presence on the Colgate campus.” Colgate CJU/Hillel hosted a forum for its board members on Friday evening to determine an appropriate plan of action on behalf of the group in response to the planned lecture. “As many Jewish students have expressed to me, this past weekend was a very trying and painful time for Colgate’s Jewish community,” senior and CJU/ Hillel President Emily Kahn said. “Chenney-Lippold’s actions and Saturday’s shooting [at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa.] respectively show the continual rise of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism in America.” The controversy surrounding Cheney-Lippold’s personal views and his right to speak on Colgate’s campus follows a recent report on Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression at Colgate University published by a Task Force made up of 13 members of the Colgate community. “Colgate aspires to a shared commitment to learning, inquiry, and community that encourages individuals to listen and speak with care, so that all voices among us are heard,” the report reads.
“Over the past few years, incidents such as this have become more frequent and, every time, we face a long journey of recovery. It is never easy, but as a community and leaning on our friends and loved ones, we can support ourselves and one another.” Professor in Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion Lesleigh Cushing led the community in her recitation of Psalm 91 from the Book of Psalms. CJU executive board members then lit 11 Yahrzeit candles for each of the 11 victims of the shooting as these victims’ names were read aloud. Each board member used the flames emanating from the memorial candles to light their own candles and the candles of those in attendance in silence. Attendees recited the Mourner’s Kaddish and sang Mi Shebeirach, a prayer for healing, in unison. Attendees of the vigil expressed that the loss of these 11 lives was deep-
ly felt on both an individual and community level. Senior Sydney Ziatek, a Pittsburgh native, spoke to the community about the personal impact of Saturday’s events as her grandparents’ friends were amongst those killed while attending Jewish services. “I was really nervous to talk in the first place at the vigil, but I felt like it should be said that at least in Pittsburgh, it’s not just being treated as an attack against the Jewish community: it’s an attack on your neighbors, your friends, your doctors... you name it,” Ziatek said in response to the vigil. The Newman Catholic Society held a separate candle lighting ceremony honoring victims on Sunday, October 29 during mass as part of their “Jewman Weekend.” This is an annual tradition where students of the Newman Community and CJU attend one another’s religious services. A candle was lit in a pan of sand
to honor the victims during this mass as part of a Catholic tradition. “I think that horrible occasions like what we’ve experienced this week give us a chance to reaffirm our commitment to each other, our love for each other, our concern for each other and our unwavering commitment to the wellbeing of both members of our community and to the Jewish community,...in the United States [and] worldwide,” Catholic Campus Minister Mark Shiner said. “I was cheered by the amount of support that came in last night already.” Junior and Programming Director of the CJU, Jessica Stern, explained the effect this event has had on the Jewish community on campus. “Despite such a horrible tragedy, the Jewish community on our campus has united so much as a result,” Stern said. Contact Julia Klein at email@example.com
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Colgate Jewish Union, Office of Chaplains Hold Vigil Following Pittsburgh Shooting By Julia Klein Executive Editor
The Colgate Jewish Union (CJU) and Office of the Chaplains held a memorial vigil on Monday, October 29 to honor the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting that took the lives of 11 Jewish people during a synagogue service on Saturday, October 27. Approximately 150 community members attended the vigil to remember the victims of the shooting, which took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa. According to the Anti-Defamation League, the shooting is the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history. Victims’ ages ranged from age 54 to 97. Six were injured. According to the L.A. Times, suspect Robert Bowers, 46, appeared in a federal courtroom on Monday, October 29. His actions are punishable by death. The event was publicized via a Facebook post by the CJU/Hillel. “The Colgate Jewish Union/ Hillel and Office of the Chaplains stand against anti-semitism, senseless violence, and discrimination of any kind,” the post read. The vigil opened with remarks from Interim Director of Jewish Life Annette Goldmacher. “Tonight, I ask that we join together to mourn these casualties, to take solace in one another, in our Jewish community, here at Colgate, across America, around the world, and in our greater community,” Goldmacher said.
IN MEMORIAM: Community members honor the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting with a memorial vigil on Monday, October 29. Roughly 150 community members were in attendance. Julia Klein
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Support Survivors Year-Round By Jazmin Pavon Senior Photography Editor
They say that every ending is a new beginning. The ending of October leads into the beginning of the next month, as does the ending of every other month of the year. For many, October 31 is Halloween and nothing more. For me, October 31 marks the end of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s the last day before the topic is pushed back and forgotten until the following October 1. If there’s anything that I’ve learned since becoming a student here at Colgate, it’s that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Every October and April, programming heavily focuses on domestic violence awareness and sexual assault awareness, respectively, though attempts are often made to be inclusive of survivors/victims of other forms of sexual violence throughout both months. I can still remember the first time I stepped onto the academic quad and could hear chanting about sexism in the distance. I remember feeling confused and wondering what was going on. I guess even as a first-year, I didn’t look at the campus calendar often enough. I could see the human chain forming around the Center for Women Studies before I could make out what was being said. I don’t remember what was being shouted with so much passion yet so much pain. I can only remember the tightening in my chest, the shortening of my breath and the darkness seeping into my vision. Somehow, I made it back to my dorm, to the wonderful pre-renovation Center Stillman, where I struggled to calm myself down. In the following weeks, I found myself having panic attacks. The nightmares I had gone years without having came back. For the first time, I had been triggered. Colgate might be the single most triggering place I have ever been. Over time, I began to strongly dislike the months of October and April. You can’t just tell yourself to not be triggered and then actually not be triggered. At least, I can’t. If you can, or know someone who can, please enlighten me. Octobers and Aprils on this campus have consistently been rough, to say the least. I actually used to be glad that raising awareness was concentrated within two months. I figured that at least that way my mental health would only be compromised two months of the year. There’s this thing that people love to say on campus along the lines of “feel free to step out of the room and take care of yourself.” I really don’t believe that we, self-identified survivors and victims, should be held responsible for taking care of ourselves. We should be provided more support, and not only during October and April. While awareness months are great, we shouldn’t be limited to them. I am not a survivor one month a year or two months a year. I am a survivor every single day. I want November to be a new beginning: The beginning of year-round discussions of sexual violence, the beginning of letting marginalized voices feel heard, the beginning of taking care of each other. November can be a new beginning for me and a new beginning for you, if you’ll join me. Contact Jazmin Pavon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Violent Polarization of America
The Search for Decency
By Rachel Gunders
By Connor Madalo
Political Attack, Polarization and Pipe Bombs The United States is becoming progressively more polarized, as witnessed by the recent elections and the current state of the government. This is dangerous to our country in more ways than one, as people have begun using violence as a means to express their political views and harass those who don’t share the same beliefs. Recently, multiple pipe bombs have been sent to Democratic political figures in an attempt to injure or kill those who represent more liberal perspectives. Some of these figures have included Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George Soros and other prominent Democratic supporters. This willingness to kill based on differences in political views is extremely dangerous. As a nation, we have to be willing to listen to other perspectives without getting hostile or violent in order to be successful as a country. The polarization of the United States is becoming even more extreme as more and more people are becoming hateful towards members of the opposite party. President Trump spoke regarding this issue on Friday, October 26, condemning the man who committed this act and stating “these terrorizing acts are despicable and have no place in our country...we must never allow political violence to take root.” He is right in that this behavior is inexcusable and should never happen in America, however, it can be argued that Trump’s aggressive political behavior has fed the polarization of the country. Trump continuously insults not only the beliefs of Democratic supporters, but also their character. This behavior results in hatred toward individuals and goes beyond disagreements in political views. Trump cannot be blamed for the deranged behavior of Cesar Sayoc, the man who was arrested for the distribution of the pipe bombs, but he can be blamed for promoting hostility between political parties. His use of social media outlets to insult and mock Democratic supporters needs to stop, as it is unpresidential and exacerbates violent attitudes. There have been many responses to the pipe bombs put out by Trump supporter Cesar Sayoc, many of which display this hostility that Trump has encouraged. One theory, put forth by certain conservative media outlets, was that these pipe bombs were actually sent by Democrats to impact the midterm elections in their favor and make the Republican party appear hostile. Conspiracy theories have also become popularized following the 2016 presidential election, as Trump himself often promotes theories that lack evidence. This spreading of falsities, such as the conspiracy theory behind the pipe bombs, is furthered through the use of social media. Luckily, no one was injured, and the person who committed this horrendous act is now in custody. However, it brings into perspective the severity of the polarization of this country. We should come together as a nation to make sure that acts like this are never accepted. We need to be cautious not to spread falsities that could prompt violent mentalities. We must also make sure to listen to different perspectives and respect the views of others, even if they are different from our own. This is how compromise is reached, and often how the best policies come to fruition. Contact Rachel Gunders at email@example.com.
Violence, harassment and criminal activity committed in the name of a political or ideological cause is wrong, regardless of what side it is coming from. This should not be a political issue, nor should such immoral action be attributed to individuals who explicitly condemn it. However, following the recent mail bombing attempts which targeted prominent Democrats, the left, along with members of the media, have attempted to blame the act on rhetoric from President Trump and other Republicans. At a time when both sides of the political aisle are so polarized and constantly engaging in political rhetoric, it is imperative that rhetoric and incitement of violence not be conflated. Inappropriate and divisive political rhetoric is endemic to American politics and has long preceded Trump’s presidency. Those who point to Trump’s recent praise of Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte’s wrestling skills as an endorsement of violence overlook Hillary Clinton’s blatant defense of incivility against the Republican Party following the Kavanaugh confirmation: “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.” While there is certainly an argument to be made about whether such statements contribute to the already toxic political climate, to deem a political opponent personally responsible for inciting rational people to send death threats, ricin or bombs to politicians and their family based on moments like these is a dishonest and illogical political attack. One of the rare moments that Democrats and Republicans came together and recognized this was following the congressional baseball shooting in June of 2017. After a Bernie Sanders supporter and presidential campaign volunteer opened fire on Republicans while they practiced for a charity baseball game, Sanders addressed the shooting on the Senate floor, stating, “violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms.” When addressing the House of Representatives later that day, Speaker Paul Ryan declared, “an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us,” receiving a standing ovation from both parties. It would have been easy for Republicans to have exercised the same malicious standards the left has now chosen to attack Trump and Republicans with. Rather than trying to unify the parties, Speaker Ryan and other Republicans could have gone on a political assault, demanding that Sanders take personal responsibility and calling the tragedy proof of the evil on the other side. However, the overwhelming response from the media and politicians was characterized by a logical understanding that Sanders, despite having made inflammatory claims that Republicans would kill thousands with their healthcare plans and only cared about the rich, was not to blame for the shooting. Instead, responsibility was rightly put on the perpetrator. The only people who could take political rhetoric, whether it be from Democrats or Republicans, and turn it into a shooting, death threats, an attempted bombing or worse are already truly evil, insane and garbage human beings that both sides would condemn in a heartbeat. This should be evident to everyone excluding the most ideologically possessed. As we approach midterms, it is increasingly tempting for both sides to falsely accuse the other of obscene motivations and crimes in an effort to win over voters. However, if the two parties are to have any hope of working together following the midterms and enacting positive change for the country, Democrats and Republicans both need to take a deep look at themselves and establish, if possible, some standards of decency. Contact Connor Madalo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ctrl:Social Media Politics By Caio Brighenti Maroon-News Staff
My country just had a presidential election. Perhaps you’ve seen something in the news recently about an authoritarian right-wing candidate leading polls in Brazil, or about how the other party is led by an imprisoned convict. As an international student from Brazil who was here during the U.S.’s tumultuous election, I can safely say the Brazilian election was crazier. I’m not going to get Wikimedia Commons into the politics. While I’m Brazil’s New President: Far-right candidate Jair sure that the readers of this Bolsonaro was elected president on October 28. weekly cheeky tech column would love to get some insight into domestic Brazilian politics for a change, that’s not really quite the point. Instead, I’m going to talk about social media in the context of politics. I’m sure anyone with a Facebook profile and at least a few dozen friends has at some point seen a political post. These are hardly rare, but I’m usually used to seeing more life updates and bad memes than politics. Even during the 2016 U.S. election, I feel like most people realized posting election stuff on Facebook just really isn’t all that enticing. At best, you get a handful of likes and maybe a heart emoji, but at worst you get a fervent debate between two of your friends who don’t even know each other over something that’s really not that interesting. But during the Brazilian presidential election, my feed turned into a political battlefield between the two sides in a way I never would’ve expected.
We’ve all heard the concept of echo chambers––we preach our political views on social media, and our friends who agree with us give us a nice little heart react and comment something about how right we are. People disagreeing are hardly the norm. But what I’ve seen over the last month has been an all out war. Practically no post on either side was free of commentary from the other, with one in every three posts having chains with over 20 comments. Amazingly, I watched people switch sides across these debates and, unfortunately, I watched friendships and even families erode. Today, I saw a close cousin post “you will lose friends, you will lose family, you will regret this.” I watched another cousin essentially derail her relationship with her father to the point of practically no recovery, over a 12-word post he shared. Christmas this year should be interesting. Through social media, I was somehow able to keep a finger on the pulse of not only the politics of my country, but also the relationships between my own friends and family. I find it fascinating that despite not being in the country for any point in the election, I had a good understanding of the nuances of how people’s thinking changed throughout it. I also found myself asking what it meant that such typically private political disputes happened in public, visible to all and saved forever. I’m really not sure I have an answer yet, but I do think there’s something to be said about the boldness social media imbues in people. Being able to say whatever you want without immediate consequences, without having to look someone in the eye and with the added benefit of taking as long as you want to come up with a response allows you to be much braver with what you say. I don’t know whether this is a good or bad thing. For one, it creates a better informed and honest dialogue. There’s a greater focus on the idea at hand than on the way someone delivers that idea. That being said, it makes it a lot easier to discard a relationship cultivated over years. Whatever the merits of the situation, it is impossible to disagree that social media has completely changed the way we do politics. Contact Caio Brighenti at email@example.com.
The Colgate Maroon-News
November 1, 2018
Alumni Council Spotlight: Simple Steps for Adulthood By Steve Rock Class of 1985
College is a bridge between the wonder years and adulthood, and time on any bridge can be awkward. When you look back, most of you would never choose to go back to high school.When you look forward into the adult world, it seems so unnatural. You freeze, and that is the wrong move. Some advice: get off the awkward bridge by embracing the far side. Start with some basics and move from there. I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with many college students and can share a few easy ways to cross that bridge and be an adult without even trying too hard. Be Old School –– Have your voicemail box set up, and don’t let it sit there full. I guarantee the caller won’t be happy. To be really old school, be able to read cursive. I’m not asking you to learn a foreign language, but realize it is how dinosaurs communicate with each other. Be New School –– Click “accept” or “decline” on calendar invites and demonstrate that you are using a tool to manage your life. Don’t let an invite sit there and have somebody wonder if you are going to show up. Be Responsive –– Respond to emails and phone messages within the same day. The largest company in the U.S., Walmart, has something called the “sundown rule.” Every customer or vendor request is answered within the day, and they expect their vendors to follow the same rule. It is a twist on the adage “why put off to tomorrow what you can do today.” You have funny sleep habits in college – adults will likely accept “by the next sun-up.” Be Respectful –– My adult (and alum) daughter called me one day rather irritated. A Colgate senior had set up a networking appointment with her. My daughter left work early (where she just happened to sit next to the head of recruitment for the industry’s premier company) and was at the meeting place when she got a text, “my friends changed their plans, so I can’t meet with you.” Oops! Be Early, Lucky or Both –– A mentor (also an alum) of the same daughter called me one day. “I was so mad at myself. I had the wrong time in my head for a meeting with your daughter. I showed up an hour early, and when I walked in, there she was, preparing for our meeting. She is so awesome.” Turns out, it was the same day the senior cancelled the meeting. The point is, early is a winner, late is a loser. Guess which mentor got which daughter introduced to her new employer for a way better job! Create and Nurture Your Network –– Strangers rarely call with great news. On the other hand, the network you build and maintain will be filled Alumnus Steve Rock, member of the with opportunities. One of the savviest people I have ever known called everybody she had ever worked with on their birthday. It was a great excuse to ask class of 1985, during his time at Colgate. somebody how they were doing. Do not be the person who calls only when they need something. Be Like Gary Ross –– I’ve seen people in their early 20s send the following texts: “Sorry your husband died,” and “Happy birthday grandma, and BTW you are going to be a great-grandmother.” The dinosaurs on the far side of bridge were not happy. After any substantial networking conversation or interview you negatively differentiate yourself by not expressing thanks. A text message is just as bad. An email of thanks is acceptable. (My brother isn’t the only manager who refuses to hire anybody who doesn’t send a thank you note.) If you want to positively differentate yourself, handwrite a thank you note. Employers will want those thoughtful people on their teams, interacting with their organizations’ clients and customers. Think about it for a second: you already hired an organization and that organization is Colgate University. Colgate differentiated itself with a handwritten note on your acceptance letter. It was memorable. It showed genuine interest in you. You saw Colgate differently than every other school. You responded. It worked for Dean Ross. Make it work for you.
This Is Not An Article About Sex
By Kira Palmer
The Danger of Using Statistics to Pass Judgment By Jenny Nguyen
I sincerely hope you all had the opportunity to see This is Not a Play About Sex (TINAPAS) this weekend. Yep, that was me on the couch talking about my private parts as if they had a mind of their own. The play has been a very important part of my Colgate experience and I’m sure it has been, and continues to be, for many others as well. I decided to interview some seniors in the cast to hear their reflections and learn how TINAPAS has shaped their time at Colgate. “I saw TINAPAS my freshman year simply because my Link was in it, and it started to transform the way I thought about sex and sexuality. I decided to get involved the following year and performed the monologue, ‘Yes, I Touch Myself ’ about female masturbation. While I was speaking someone else’s words I felt I was telling my truth. Watching the monologue was important, but performing it was what truly helped me accept and take pride in my own sexuality. Every time I’ve had a chance to be a part of the cast, read the scripts and watch my peers perform, I’ve been reminded of important lessons that extend far beyond sex to how we treat one another at Colgate and our relationships with ourselves. Yes, it is a play about sex, but it’s really not. And I think that makes it pretty special.” “When I saw TINAPAS for the first time, it was a wake-up call. Never in my life had I heard so many people be so candid. For me, it established a standard to which we should adhere when tackling difficult subjects. Ever since that day in 2015, I have wanted to be a part of the production. As a senior, this experience means more to me than just sharing a monologue in the show. It feels like I’m paying it forward to younger students. The entire cast is giving them advice, yes, but we are also giving them a challenge, and I’m excited to see what they do with it.” “I’ve seen TINAPAS two out of the past three years and I’ve always been struck by how aggressively uncomfortable I’ve been watching it. Don’t get me wrong, sexual education and expression is important and great, but it’s always existed in theory for me. Growing up pretty conservative, where sex in any shape or form was never discussed, has made me very sheltered to and uncomfortable with the sorts of things discussed and touched upon in TINAPAS. And yet, this year, I found myself a member of the cast saying things I’d never dreamed of discussing in public. It took countless attempts of saying ‘sex’ in the mirror until I could get my mouth around it without shying away from what should be an innocuous statement. TINAPAS has pushed me, by force or by fire, out of a bubble and into a space that promotes conversation about something natural and facilitates conversation about those harder to discuss topics. I’m grateful for that.” Of course, this play is by no means perfect. But I do think it has grown and changed over time to reflect our understanding of sex, sexuality, bodies, identities and the different ways we engage in thought and conversations surrounding these topics. It does not represent all people on Colgate’s campus nor all the possible experiences one could have, but I do hope there is something in there for everyone to connect with and take away. I hope this little production continues to inspire action, conversation, acceptance, growth and connection for years to come. Contact Kira Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By now, most Colgate students have seen the flyers around campus. “Colgate is hiring Alan Dershowitz, an accused child rapist, to speak on November 5th. Considering only 2.1 percent of rape accusations are false, should we be welcoming him to campus?” The flyer then goes on to encourage students to contact the organizers of the event on campus, presumably to protest Dershowitz’s presence, along with links to news articles on the allegation. Setting aside the obvious issue of free speech (an issue on which Colgate just recently passed a resolution), the flyer is inviting students to consider Dershowitz’s guilt or innocence based on nothing more than the statistical likelihood (or unlikelihood) that his accuser was lying. According to the articles on the flyer, Dershowitz’s accuser had not filed a report or formal complaint; she only spoke out as part of a separate lawsuit in which he served as attorney for the defense. Both her lawyers and Dershowitz subsequently settled the defamation charges they brought against each other. The articles offered few details on the actual allegation, and even less evidence to support it. They shed no light on what Dershowitz may or may not have done. Students are left to judge for themselves whether a potential guest lecturer had committed sexual assault based on that number, 2.1 percent. It should not come as a surprise that statistics can and have been misused to pass judgment on someone’s guilt or innocence. In 1998, a woman named Sally Clark was convicted for the alleged murder of her two children after an expert testified that the probability of both of her children dying of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) was so infinitesimal that their deaths must have been intentional. The statistical analysis was later found to be flawed, and Clark was exonerated by forensic evidence. Flawed statistics were also used in the murder trial against O.J. Simpson, when the defense argued that only one in 2500 domestic abuse victims are murdered and so, therefore it would be improbable that Simpson had both abused and murdered his wife. Your statistics professor could probably tell you numerous other unfortunate cases in which a person was judged to be guilty or innocent based on such fallacies. The current estimates for false allegations of sexual assault vary widely, but let’s say that it is 2.1 percent. That means 2.1 percent of sexual assault allegations that have been investigated were found to be false. But we as a society should keep in mind that 100 percent of uninvestigated, unsubstantiated cases are not true until proven so. In our fervor to support survivors and combat the epidemic of sexual abuse by powerful men, some of us have lost track of this fundamental principle. As someone who grew up in a country where extrajudicial arrest and detention is a matter of course, I am appalled at this idea that we could pass judgment on a person’s guilt, and encourage others to do the same, solely because someone makes a claim that fits a statistic. It is unrealistic and morally untenable. Point to the evidence. Point to the accused’s character and conduct. Point to the accuser, if you must. But saying someone committed a crime simply because it is statistically likely is a habit we can all do without. Contact Jenny Nguyen at email@example.com.
The Colgate Maroon-News
November 1, 2018
Anti-Semitism Is in The Air By Eli Cousin Maroon-News Staff
I got a whiff of it as soon as I got to Europe––the anti-Semitism that is still so prevalent throughout the continent. It takes the form of swastikas graffitied along my daily walk to class. It takes the form of students at bars or pubs abruptly ending conversation upon learning of my religion. It takes the form of having to think twice about traveling to certain countries because of my dark hair and brown eyes. While these experiences have been undeniably disturbing and disheartening, they also are the least bit surprising. I was well aware of the persistence of anti-Semitic sentiments in Europe prior to traveling overseas. Like a foul stench, anti-Semitism has crept its way into twenty-first century France, while still lingering throughout parts of Germany. Other parts of the continent are not immune, either. For the most part I have viewed these incidents as a European symptom––something that would not follow me back to the States. Not anymore. The events of this past week have fortified what many American Jews have already long recognized–– the winds of anti-Semitism have infiltrated our own nation. Over the course of the past few years, America has seen anti-Semitism rear its head in the ugliest of ways. The chants of “the Jews will not replace us” in Charlottesville still ring, left unanswered by a President whose response was to embolden rather than to condemn. The now notorious “good people on both sides” line, offered up by the supposed leader of the free world, is perhaps the highest profile item on the laundry list of anti-Semitic incidents that have occurred under the current administration’s watch. A study released in February by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) found that anti-Semitic incidents surged 57 percent in 2017. This number represents the largest single year increase on record since the ADL began tracking data in the 1970s. These incidents, understandably, do not obtain the same media coverage as Charlottesville. However, the rising reports of anti-Semitism can be seen in bomb threats, vandalized cemeteries and cases of public harassment occurring across the country. Like gusts of wind, these incidents accumulate. This past week, the head winds converged with full force upon the city of Pittsburgh. To many, it is unfathomable that the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States could occur today. And yet, in so many ways, the massacre in Pittsburgh was both as shocking and it was foreseeable.
Think Before You Print By Maggie Dunn
Anti-Semitic sentiments have been bubbling on the surface for far too long. When those in positions of power and influence fail to condemn these sentiments in the strongest possible terms, it is nothing short of an implicit endorsement. In explaining the alarming rise of anti-Semitism in 2017, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt emphasized that these incidents coincided with the “rising climate of incivility, the emboldening of hate KUT groups and widening divisions AFTERMATH OF ATTACK: A memorial was placed outside in society.” As bigoted individ- the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa. uals continue to be emboldened, the stench of anti-Semitism in America doesn’t just linger––it grows exponentially. It is hard to view the massacre in Pittsburgh as anything but the horrifying culmination of a much larger symptom. It is past time that we identify anti-Semitism in America as what it truly is––a growing national emergency, no longer existing solely at the fringe. If it was not apparent before, let us learn from Pittsburgh: anti-Semitism is alive, potently hanging in the air of which we all breathe. We must unite against the contaminants. May the memory of Joyce Fienberg, Richard Gottfried, Rose Mallinger, Jerry Rabinowitz, Cecil Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Bernice Simon, Sylvan Simon, Daniel Stein, Melvin Wax and Irving Younger be a blessing. May we fight to stamp out the winds of anti-Semitism in their names. Contact Eli Cousin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colgate After A Gap Year By Kirby Goodman
Colgate Sustainability Intern
Have you ever had a crazy amount of reading to do for one class? Ever stared at the printer while it was printing over 60 pages and started to feel really guilty? We all instinctively know that the amount of paper Colgate students are required to use is wasteful. Some people print out the 60-page reading and then don’t even look at it. According to the Colgate University Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report from 2017, Colgate reduced its paper usage by 7,483 lbs from 2009 through the use of recycled paper. Recycled paper comes in four degrees of recycled: 10 percent, 30 percent, 50 percent and 100 percent. At Colgate, two large contributors to greenhouse gas emissions are paper use and air travel. Non-recycled paper has more of an emissions factor (the emission rate of the pollutant in question relative to how intensely you are using the pollutant) than air travel, roughly .00136 vs. .00048, respectively. The amount of paper Colgate is using does matter, considering the amount of varsity teams traveling to various places around the country. Colgate’s impact is difficult to disregard. Even 100 percent recycled paper has a higher emissions factor at .00077. So what can be done to waste less paper? It starts with professors. In order to reduce the amount of paper used each year, professors have to be willing to allow students to use electronic devices to access their notes in class. This would ensure that a class of 20 students won’t end up all printing out the same 50-page reading, leading to a total of 1,000 pages of paper used each class. The second and more easily executed step professors can take is to not print out handouts for their classes. If something is important enough that the class needs to have access to it, put it up on the Moodle site and people can simply save it to their class folder on their computers. Additionally, if it is something a professor wishes to discuss in class, they can write it on the board or include it in their PowerPoint presentation. Every piece of paper matters, and over the course of your Colgate career, for multiple classes a year, this reduction in printed papers will make a difference. Students also have to want to make an impact. Annotating is not an immobile skill––highlighting works just as well on a PDF document as it does on a physical piece of paper. Additionally, if you decide a reading for class has to be printed, consider not printing the title page and the references. I have saved as many as up to four to five pages per reading just from eliminating these from my printing when they are not essential to the reading itself. What else can you do? If you have ever used Colgate’s Web Print option, it allows you to print from your computer, rather than having to log into one of Colgate’s computers. When you log in, to the left side of the page is an option called “summary.” Here you can find the total number of print jobs you’ve had over your Colgate career, how many pages total you’ve printed and your total environmental impact. This aspect of Web Print is important, as your environmental impact consists of what percentage of a tree you have used, the kilograms of CO2 you have released into the atmosphere because of your printing and the number of hours running a 60W light bulb this is equivalent to. As a Colgate senior who has attempted to print as little as possible, I have still used up 2.6% of an entire tree, emitted 17.7 kg of CO2 and used the equivalent of 582 hours running a 60W light bulb. Every piece of paper you print has an impact. You should consider how you take notes, how much you print and whether the reading needs to be printed. Take a second and think before clicking that “print” button; it might just save a tree.
I struggled with mental illness long before I ever knew what the word anxiety meant, or that being completely unable to focus was abnormal. In high school, I put a lot of pressure on myself to be perfect and take everything—from a bad paper grade to a college rejection—as a reflection of my worth and intelligence as an individual. I thought being done with the stress of high school would immediately make me back to “normal.” I realized, however, that anxiety is so much deeper than being overly stressed or putting pressure on yourself. By mid-July, before my first semester at college, I had a feeling that a summer break was not going fix my mental health, and I decided to defer from Colgate. While I had a lot of great experiences during my gap year, from skating in professional ice shows to interning at a women’s nonprofit, it was really difficult to watch everyone else experience college. I thought that I was less intelligent, less capable and less worthy as a individual because I was the only one not in school. Taking a gap year was not something I ever thought that I would do, and I probably would not have done so if I were more excited about where I was going to school. While things didn’t work out how I thought or wanted them to, I was forced to think about what was best for me. Having a year with free time and new experiences allowed me to grow so much as an individual and learn more about myself than I ever thought I could. I came to Colgate this fall very confident in my ability to be successful and balanced. Most importantly, I was excited to come to campus, which is something I couldn’t say a year ago. I thought that coming here after my gap year would make my transition and experience faultless, but while there were some aspects that were easier, there have also been many challenges I didn’t expect. The maturity I gained over the last year undoubtedly benefited me in my transition, but I often feel out of place being older than most of my friends. I came here really confident in my ability to succeed academically, but the struggles I had in high school with stress still exist. Finding my place on this campus is an ongoing process as a first-year, but like any transition, it will take time. The excitement of coming to college blinded me to how hard these last two months would really be. While my excitement made me think everything was perfect at first, the newness has worn off, and I realized there are things about this campus that are far from perfect. I don’t like the patriarchal sexual assault culture that largely exists in Colgate’s social scene, among other problems with xenophobia on this campus. Coming from a highly middle class, racially, religiously and socioeconomically diverse public school system in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colgate is a really new and different place for me. While many of the negative stereotypes of Colgate are true in my experience thus far, so are many of the positive ones. There are a lot of people here who are like me and who are genuinely passionate about change, and that makes me glad to be here.
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Arts & Features
November 1, 2018
The Colgate Maroon-News
Mary Anna King Discusses Adoption and Relationships
In The LIghT Kendall Ferguson Maroon-News Staff
Senior Kendall Ferguson quickly adjusted to Colgate after graduating from her Los Angeles high school, which had a graduating class of 92. Ferguson was drawn to Colgate for its small classroom environment, as she has always benefited from the care and support of her teachers. A philosophy, film and media studies and writing and rhetoric concentrator, Ferguson has loved getting to know her professors and exploring a wide variety of topics through her courses, both on and off-campus. Ferguson studied abroad twice during her Colgate education and cites the experiences as some of her most memorable. “I went [abroad] as a sophomore through [the] Sophomore Residential Seminar [program] and went to Greece for two and half weeks over winter break. I also went to St. Andrews in Scotland the spring of my junior year,” Ferguson said. Ferguson said Professor Jacob Klein, who led her trip to Scotland, is one of her favorite professors. “He was a great professor to have abroad and his class was always interesting,” Ferguson said. Ferguson is involved on campus as a Senior Admissions Fellow, the Nominating Committee Chair of Kappa Kappa Gamma and a member of the Student Affairs Governance Board. In her little spare time, Ferguson can be found on the couch at the Kappa Kappa Gamma house spending time with her sisters, watching TV or catching up on sleep. A big fan of romantic comedies, Ferguson’s favorites are “Something Borrowed” and “Sleeping with Other People.” Looking back on her Colgate experience, Ferguson struggled to pick just one thing about Colgate’s community that she will miss the most. “I think [I’ll miss] just Colgate in general and the people who I [won’t] get to see as often after I graduate,” Ferguson said. She is hoping to explore New York City post-graduation. She had a media internship last summer and which opened her eyes to the variety within the communications industry. “[Last summer,] I work[ed] at a media agency called Universal McCann. It was a great experience because it was my first internship where I actually saw myself doing this in the future,” Ferguson said. “My past internships have been fun but none of them were jobs that I actually wanted to do, [and] so it was refreshing to have my last internship be a launching pad into an industry that interests me.” Ferguson offered advice to current first-years to pursue a wide variety of interests at Colgate, but to not feel pressured to always do everything. “It is okay to say no! Colgate presents you with a lot of opportunities and unlike high school you don’t need to feel pressure to take advantage of all of them. Only say yes to what makes you happy and the things you are passionate about,” Ferguson said. Contact Jessica Argento at email@example.com
KING REIGNS SUPREME: Living Writer and Colgate graduate Mary Anna King speaks on her 2015 memoir, “Bastards.” By Sasha Balasanov Maroon-News Staff
Writer Mary Anna King made her first return to Colgate since graduating in 2004 on Thursday, October 25. King came to Colgate as part of the Living Writers series, where, as usual, program coordinator and Assosciate Professor of English Jennifer Brice walked on stage at precisely 4:30 p.m. and began introducing King. King wears many hats, two of which include playwright and activist. Inspired by her own life story as well as the stories of other adoptees, King wrote her memoir “Bastards,” which was published in 2015. King is one of seven siblings, all but two of which were adopted. As a child, she would see her siblings come and go and finally, at age ten, her parents placed her and one of her sisters under the care of her grandparents. Losing contact with her birth parents and remaining siblings, King felt a keen sense of displacement. “Loss was the only constant in young Mary’s life,” Brice said. From this loss blossomed strength and perseverance. King’s stunning memoir recounts in incredible detail the experience
of being an adopted child and adult, as well as finally reuniting and meeting her six siblings as a young adult. With this detailed introduction, King finally stepped on stage. “I remember attending these readings when I was an undergrad,” King reccounted, laughing. “I took psychology in here. It’s weird standing on the other side of the room.” King began by discussing her childhood and how she loved reading and writing. She started keeping journals at age 11, and remembers vividly how she would read any and every book that was put in front of her, starting from the day her mother asked King to read aloud to her while she cooked. “I loved books like children love ponies: indiscriminately,” King said. At Colgate, King took a myriad of writing classes, but she never wrote about her own story. Instead, she wrote about people she wanted to be and places she wanted to see. She didn’t think her own story was worth reading. When one of her long-lost sisters, Lisa, reached out to her for the first time while King was a sophomore at Colgate, though, she was shaken to her core. She suddenly had a new definition of family, and she began to
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Robert Redford Retires with a Bang By Gloria Han Maroon-News Staff
To give a brief background on “The Old Man and the Gun,” the “Old Man” in the title of Redford’s latest film refers to real-life bank robber and escape artist, Forrest Tucker. Tucker allegedly stole over four million dollars during his lifetime and successfully escaped from prison 18 times. The “Gun” in the title refers to the gun he used during his heists in order to get the bank tellers to quietly and imperceptibly hand him the money he requested. He was said to never have actually put his gun to use. Clearly, Forrest Tucker is a legend. Robert Redford, the actor who plays Tucker, is also a legend in Hollywood. In addition to being a handsome heartthrob in the 1960s, Redford has starred in classics like “The Sting” (1973), and “All the President’s Men” (1976). Redford also built himself a name as a director; his first directing stint, “Ordinary People” (1980) won him an Academy Award. Additionally, Redford founded the Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, which have contributed to the rise in popularity and status of independent films. Sadly, “The Old Man and the Gun” marks Redford’s last film—at least as an actor. The movie, then, pays tribute both to Redford and Tucker. Based on the The New Yorker article by David Grann, “The Old Man and the Gun” relates Tucker’s story following his escape from San Quentin, nearing the end of his criminal career. By buddying up with his accomplices Teddy Green (Danny Glover) and John Waller (Tom Waits), Tucker accomplishes a number of bank heists in the film. The heists catch the
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think more about where she came from and who she was. After this reflection, King began to read from her memoir an excerpt about Lisa. Her writing was detailed and descriptive, which was shocking because she was only two years old in the scene she was describing. She described driving to a diner with her parents and brother at a time when her mother was pregnant with Lisa. They were meeting with a couple that was planning to potentially adopt Lisa. King remembers understanding that her unborn sister wouldn’t be staying with her, and remembers seeing the tiny baby at the hospital and saying goodbye. The amount of maturity she was forced to develop at such a young age is shocking, and this produced vivid memories that gave her the ability to produce such a fascinating memoir. After the reading, it was time for a question and answer session. King described her now-close relationship with her six siblings and the difficulties she experienced growing up, including her grandfather becoming her legal father and developing a relationship with her step-grandmother/ mother. She also spoke on an upcoming novel she is working on, about a woman who discovers she is adopted at age 30. King is planning on continuing the discovery of her identity and helping others realize that it is important to remember where you came from and that you’re not alone. “I’m not the outlier. I’m not the only one who has these struggles,” King said. “I think [King] raised very interesting topics of what it is like to live as an adopted child and how they feel,” senior Victory Unigwe said. “This was important for people who have had no experience with adoption.” The question and answer session offered more insight to King’s personal relationships and her future plans. It became clear how passionate she is about her cause, and also how much she loves her family, adopted or not.
attention of detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who is both impressed and determined to catch Tucker. Upon investigation, the tellers describe Tucker as being a polite gentleman. In fact, there is very little seen to suggest that Tucker is a malicious character. Rather, he’s clouded by charm and mystery — as a legend often is. Is it all about the thrill for him? The glory? It’s hard to say. His blooming relationship with Jewel (Sissy Spacek) is adorable as well, allowing Redford to show off some of the romantic charisma he was once famous for. Whether it’s because of the way Tucker was or because of the actor’s portrayal, we can’t help but feel as an audience that he’s at least partially likeable. “The Old Man and the Gun” is not a crime-chase-thriller — it’s not even a heist movie, despite the brief robbery scenes shown. It’s light-hearted and funny, and tension is relatively low. My favorite part of the movie is the sequence of most, if not all, of Tucker’s escape
feats. There’s even a clip used from Redford’s own film, “The Chase” (1966). Would Tucker have been pleased with this adaptation of his life? I don’t know; maybe it wouldn’t be exciting enough for him. Yet I think he would enjoy how the film displays such admiration for him — not condoning his actions, but pointing out his sheer will and incredible craft. I’m sad to see Robert Redford go. I remember watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969) and being pleasantly surprised at how the film humanizes the lead thieves (portrayed by Paul Newman and Redford). I liked it because it taught me that everyone is worth the possibility of empathy. I am truthfully curious as to what this movie could’ve looked like as a heist film, but I still think it does Forrest Tucker justice. He may not have ever pulled the trigger of his gun (to our relief), but he, and Redford, exit the film with a bang. Contact Gloria Han at email@example.com.
The Colgate Maroon-News TINAPAS Unites Community through Theater and Arts
November 1, 2018
By Kuba Alicki Maroon-News Staff
This is Not a Play About Sex (TINAPAS), a play written by Colgate alumna Poppy Liu ’13, brought the Colgate community to the Edge Cafe on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 at 7 p.m. TINAPAS, an annual campus tradition, tackles the topics of gender, sexuality and relationships head-on. Liu wrote the play as her senior thesis to raise awareness about these topics in hopes of improving the sexual climate on campus. The play consisted of multiple scenes derived from nearly 300 hours of interviews from 23 students conducted by Liu during her senior year. TINAPAS starts off with humor, commenting on how people view their genitalia, then slowly takes the plunge into more serious topics about sex, what it means to be vulnerable with another person, gender, the hookup culture at Colgate and sexual assault. “The scenes just put into words some of the things I had felt myself,” first-year Madeleine Giles said. “The topics about body image, and even falling in love with somebody, [those emotions were] really poignantly captured.” Though it is based on specific narratives experienced by Colgate students, TINAPAS invokes the idea that these issues are felt by college students in general. Colgate experiences will affect our lives in a world shaped by what we have done. In this way, the play discusses how students can become involved in the community here at Colgate and beyond. Co-director senior Leiya Salis emphasised this idea as well. “It’s all really about building community through art,” Salis said. The play encourages students to help peers in potentially dangerous situations, respect one another’s identities and serve as allies to the LGBTQ+ community. Giles was particularly moved by the scenes centered around the lives of women on campus. “Girls supporting and loving each other is important, because a lot of times women can gang up on each other, and it’s just part of internalized misogyny. We need to band together rather than tear each other apart,” Giles said. Each year, the play is updated with contemporary vocabulary and ideas. This year, for example, a scene touched upon asexuality. “Each year they try to make [TINAPAS] a more inclusive voice for everyone,” senior Shoshi Stern-Robbins said.
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Hybrid media artist Paul Catanese shared exciting insights on his current work-in-progress, “A Century of Progress / Sleep” in the Arts and Humanities Colloquium with Colgate students, faculty, and community members in Golden Auditorium on October 23. Catanese is the Christian A. Johnson Artist-in-Residence for the 2019 spring semester, and his work has been exhibited internationally at notable venues and festivals, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Catanese works in a variety of media, including installation, performance, printmaking, video, sculptural objects, handmade paper, artist books, code and projections. Catanese is the Director of Graduate Study and Associate Professor of Art & Art History at Columbia College Chicago. With a self-proclaimed identity of “hybrid media artist,” Catanese explained that this identity entails creating art in different forms as a source of propulsion to keep himself unsteady; ultimately, it is a way of making his life inconvenient. Thought experiments drive
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Senior and SGA President Jenny Lundt spoke about her experience with the play when she was a first-year. “I remember seeing so many juniors and seniors I idolized from afar, and it helped frame my experience and realize the feeling of insecurity and not fitting in and relationship problems I was having. A lot of other Colgate students are dealing with it, too,” Lundt said. In addition to recognizing one’s personal struggles, TINAPAS emphasizes the importance of engaging the community and recognizing others’ personal stories. Salis explained this in the last monologue of the play, dropping the previous segment in the original version, which made it too easy to walk away from the show feeling one had done enough simply by attending. “Showing up to the play is great, and supporting the play is great, but that is not enough. If there is even some sort of curiosity after seeing the play or even hearing about it, come talk to the people who were a part of it, and we can help you be involved in real movements and spaces on campus,” Salis said. Contact Kuba Alicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catanese Presents “A Century of Progress / Sleep”
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Catanese’s practice, as he allows his ideas to take precedent and lets materials follow for production. He has a philosophy and theater design background, and his origins in art are as a printmaker. Catanese explained that he is constantly pushing his work and his processes. The first piece Catanese showed was a finished work titled “Visible from Space,” created in 2016 at the Chicago Cultural Center. In this piece, a large white, remote-controlled blimp glides above iridescent sheets of tin foil and rope, as a fog machine eerily emits a haze over the room. “Visible from Space” was performed in concert with a musical score of blaring classical and baroque trumpet sounds, performed by Chris Kallymer, complemented by light pangs of resonant bells throughout the space. This multi-sensory performance and video piece is part sculpture, part video installation, part film and part musical-performance. Catanese recorded process videos of his construction of the space, original sketches for the piece and shared documentation footage from the perspective of the blimp during the performance. Catanese said his inspiration stemmed from his curiosity about the concept of what it might mean to make a drawing so large that it could be seen by someone standing on the moon. Catanese posited that for a drawing to be seen from space, it would need to be a line that is at least 60 miles wide; the curiosity, impracticality and improbability of this starting point invoked a response in Catanese to create “Visible from Space.” Catanese next discussed his contemporary project, “Century of Progress / Sleep.” Catanese began planning this piece by considering the popular notion that “the truth is somewhat suddenly under attack” in current years and positing that this idea is not true. Comfort is elusive, synthetic and complex; ambiguity urgently needs to be inspected, he said. To address this conundrum, Catanese decided to create an opera to explore the relationships between music,
emotions and the “feeling” aspects of generating a response. Though he first tried writing poems, he soon realized that he needed to represent his texts through song to commit to his work. As a cross disciplinary opera, the piece contains themes such as methods of hypnosis, mirage ritual and levitation. According to Catanese, the work “navigates a geometric libretto–a terrain of texts–where inanimate objects, hyperobjects, and hypothetical entities excavate half-truths, mischaracterizations of science, and lawless theories of knowledge.” At this moment, one-third of his libretto is finished, 36 minutes of musical arrangement have been compiled and a diptych screen of his visual piece is set to engage his audience in a planetarium. He hopes Colgate students can help him write more of his libretto, assist in orchestrating his arrangement for a five person ensemble and help create a recording of his piece. “I was really interested in the idea of an opera, but my concept of an opera was thrown off after viewing Catanese’s work. His comments on lawless theories of knowledge made me cope with the idea that my concept of an opera as I knew it was not the idea of all that an opera could be,” sophomore Carina Hayden said. Catanese is curious about what it means to make a work in which the time-period aspect of it is speculative, and for him, this project won’t be complete until 2034. Artwork should be an engine, full of fractal moments exploding from itself, Catanese said, advising students and artists to “follow your nose; your curiosity will lead you places.” Catanese will be in residence next February and will perform his piece “A Century of Progress, A Century of Sleep” in early April. Contact Caylea Barone at email@example.com
If you’re interested in film and have a passion for the planet, head to Golden Auditorium at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 2 to watch a film that combines the topics of climate change, philosophy, science fiction and religious symbolism. “Grain” tells the story of the possibility of the future state of our planet. Directed by Semih Kaplanoglu, “Grain” aims to educate viewers and engage them in the conversation about climate change, as well as examine the effects of both our past and future actions.
“THE SEAGULL” The Colgate University Department of Theater will present “The Seagull,” written by Anton Chekhov and directed by Professor of English and Theater Director Adrian Glurgea. The play explores the emotions of characters who are unable to attain what they most desire, from the profound to the trivial. Don’t miss your opportunity to watch one of the world’s great plays. Shows will be in Brehmer Theater on Friday, November 2 at 7 p.m., Saturday November 3 at 2 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday (November 5-7) at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Hurry to get your tickets through Eventbrite now!
COLGATE UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA, MARIETTA CHENG, CONDUCTOR; BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 1 The Colgate University Orchestra, conducted by Professor of Music Marietta Cheng, will perform Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68, a piece that is fundamental in symphonic repertoire. Brahms will be followed by Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy and Jules Massenet’s Meditation from the opera Thaïs, performed by David Kim, the concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Support your peers and classmates to see what they’ve been working on this semester, while also listening to world-class musicians. The performance is Sunday, November 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Colgate Memorial Chapel.
ALTERNATIVE CINEMA: “CALL ME KUCHU” Until 2014, the death penalty in Uganda was given to all members of the LGBTQ community; in 2014, however, the Ugandan Parliament suggested a law that instead mandates “life in prison” for LGBTQ community members. If this appalls or intrigues you, watch “Call Me Kuchu” in Golden Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6. The 2012 documentary by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall tells the stories of the LGBTQ community in Uganda from the perspective of David Kato, an openly gay activist. The film sheds light on the experiences of those oppressed by the antiLGBTQ laws that remain due to colonialism, and reminds viewers of the activists’ bravery. Contact Haley Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colgate Maroon-News Scarf Styling: Tips and Tricks for the Cooler Weather
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November 1, 2018
The scarf is a clothing item that can be dated back as far as 1000 B.C.. Not only is it a garment that has existed for centuries, but today it has become a staple in millions of people’s closets. My go-to Christmas present for a friend has always been a scarf – it never fails. Scarves are extremely versatile, serving a multitude of purposes. They follow fashion trends, keep us warm during the winter and protect our bodies from the harsh elements. Different types of scarves are defined by the fabric, size, shape and pattern. When determining which scarf to buy, be mindful of shape and size because this will affect how it can be worn and styled. Here is a break down of three different shapes, sizes and fabrics that can be used to style a scarf and determine its functionality.
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Pashmina Wrap Pashmina wrap scarves are a timeless classic. They are made from a fine cashmere fabric, which usually makes them more expensive. Pashminas tend to come in the oblong or rectangle shape with twisted or braided tassels at the ends. These scarves can be looped around the neck or styled into a wrap. Pashmina wraps are available in a diverse range of solid colors and complex patterns.
Infinity Scarf This type of scarf is a contemporary circular shape with no end. Even though the shape of the scarf can feel a bit restricting, do not let this close your mind to its style potential. Not only can an infinity scarf come in a wide range of fabrics – from wool to linen – but it is also available in a diverse range of designs and patterns. While you won’t be able to tie an infinity scarf in the various ways you can with a rectangular scarf, there are still possibilities with regard to tying and styling. For example, you can loop it around itself to create a textured look, make it into a vest or even wear it as a hood.
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Blanket Scarf Blanket scarves are enormous scarves that are so big that they can be used as a blanket. These are the ideal scarves for freezing temperatures. Blanket scarves are typically made from warm, heavier fabrics such as alpaca, cashmere or wool. They come in a variety of different colors and patterns, but one of the most popular designs for a blanket scarf is a plaid flannel pattern. These scarves look the best when they are styled into a wrap or a shawl, and perfectly complement any winter ensemble.
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1. “Woman Like Me” by Little Mix feat. Nikki Minaj Although I’m trying to stay impartial in this Cardi B and Nikki Minaj debate, Nikki’s verse adds to the great harmonies, amazing vocals and female empowerment that Little Mix already lays down. 2. “Boris,” by Lo-Fang While the content of this song raises questions about coercion, Lo-Fang’s ability to perfectly capture sexual tension, combined with a dreamy set of vocals, makes this hit an incredible guilty pleasure. 3. “Blue Moon” by Billie Holiday This 1934 hit will transport you back in time. Holiday’s classic, elusive voice and the hum of the saxophone make this tune a go-to for studying and relaxing. 4. “Helplessness Blues” by Fleet Foxes Despite the depressing title, this song is suprisingly upbeat. Fleet Foxes create incredible harmonies with their vocals and will keep you humming to their music all day long. 5. “Pulaski at Night,” by Andrew Bird The only song on his 2012 album I Want to See Pulaski at Night that isn’t simply an instrumental, Bird’s “Pulaski at Night” perfectly combines an intriguing ambiance with a sense of longing through his lyrics with very technically impressive violin playing. 6. “Potato Salad” by Tyler, the Creator and A$AP Rocky Tyler and Rocky give some relaxed but thoughtful bars over a nostalgic old Kanya beat on a track that, for some reason, hasn’t gotten much play time. The clever lyrics continue to develop each artist’s respective new directions.
7. “Life is Confusing” by Longhorne Slim Isn’t this title relatable? Slim’s song echoes the common sentiment of a chaotic and messy life with his Nashville-based sound. 8. “Polly” by Whitney This sombre tune is juxtaposed with some catchy hornline sounds that interupt Whitney’s voice. Check out “Polly” if you’re looking for a funky beat and a new artist to add to your repertoire. 9. “Say You Love Me” by Fleetwood Mac This 1975 Rock-Pop hit from Fleetwood Mac will undoubetdly put a smile on your face. What more could you ask for at this point in the semester? 10. “The Love Club” by Lorde New Zealand’s favorite Electropop singer, Lorde, never fails to amaze. “The Love Club” is a throwback from her hit alblum, “Pure Heroine” and is addictive. 11. “Never Would Have Made It,” by Teyana Taylor Busting into the R&B scene after a four-year-break with her edgy album K.T.S.E., Taylor ’s album includes this soulful, feel-good song about love and strength. 12. “Goes Like That,” by Mario This light, soothing tune speaks to a girl who definitely has the artist deeply in love. 13. “Self” by Noname Noname always reigns surpreme, and “Self” is no exception. The whole Room 25 album is a solid choice.
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Colgate Continues Patriot League Rampage Raiders Obliterate Hoyas, Retain #11 FCS National Ranking By Gideon Hamot Assistant Colgate Sports Editor
Colgate football continued its dominance this year by defeating Georgetown 38-0 on Saturday, October 27, giving the Raiders sole possession of first place in the Patriot League as well as a twelfth straight win, which gives the team the second-longest winning streak in the nation. The win moved the Raiders into 11th place in the associated press poll. After missing out on the playoffs last year, this years team has returned with a vengeance looking to make up for a couple costly mistakes they made in 2017 that kept them out of the national championship hunt. The team still has the memories of last season’s dissapointment in the back of their mind. “We were all very focused on improving over last year. We were a good team last year, but we made enough mistakes to not get to the playoffs. From the minute last season ended, this group was focused on being the absolute best we can be. We look at the Patriot League season as a tournament. The Georgetown game was round 4, and we have to win them all in order to control our destiny for the playoffs,” Head Coach Dan Hunt said.
The Raiders came out slow in the first quarter, turning the ball over and punting respectively on their first two drives. After getting the ball on their own twenty-two, the Raiders drove the ball downfield fueled by James Holland’s 48 yards on the ground. With the ball on the one-yard line, sophomore quarterback Grant Breneman took the ball three feet to give the Raiders a 7-0 lead. The Raiders continued to dominate throughout the second quarter. After the defense forced a four and thirteen, it took the offense just four plays for Breneman to once again take the ball a yard into the end zone and double the Raiders lead. The defense again forced a three and out on the next drive, but the offense struggled to move the ball and had to settle for a twenty-two-yard field goal from junior Chris Puzzi. The Colgate defense once again came up huge their next time on the field as on a third and eight in Raider territory, senior Alec Wisniewski intercepted a Georgetown pass and took it fifty-five yards into the end zone to give the Raiders a 24-0 halftime lead. The teams traded drives at the beginning of the third quarter and the Raiders were finally able to find their rhythm again after taking over at their own thirty-two with eight minutes left
in the quarter. On the first play of the fourth, junior tailback Alex Mathews was able to find the end zone and extended the Colgate lead to 31-0. Colgate once again started moving the ball from their own forty as they used a series of ground plays to wind down the clock. Senior Sage Attwood picked up 35 yards on the drive, including a four-yard end zone run to push the score to 38-0 and put a bow on the win.
With the win, the Raiders move to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the Patriot League, with sole possession of first place. The team is one of just four remaining undefeated teams and has outscored opponents 164-3 in the last five games. The Raiders continue the season next week at Fordham University. Contact Gideon Hamot at email@example.com.
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Women’s Ice Hockey Sweeps Weekend Series
#9 Raiders Punctuate Alumna Weekend by Shutting Out ECAC Opponents By Jack Breitowich Maroon-News Staff
The Colgate Women’s Ice Hockey team was back on home ice this past weekend, October 26 and 27, after being away for three weeks. The #9 nationally-ranked Raiders kicked off the weekend against ECAC rival, Dartmouth College. This was a special weekend for Colgate Women’s Ice Hockey, as current players and staff welcomed former athletes back to campus for the program’s first ever alumna weekend. The Raiders got off to an early start with a power play goal in the first period by first-year forward Delani Mackay, assisted by senior forward and captain Shae Labbe and senior defensewoman Olivia Zafuto. The Raiders ended the first period leading Dartmouth 1-0.
Thirteen minutes into the second period, the Raiders scored their second goal of the game on the power play. Sophomore forward Malia Schneider got the deflection in front of the net with the slap shot coming from sophomore forward Coralie Larose. First year Rosalie Demers also picked up an assist on the Raiders’ second goal. Three minutes later, the Raiders picked up their third goal of the game, which was a career first for Demers. The goal was unassisted. The Raiders ended the second period leading Dartmouth 3-0. One minute into the third period, the Raiders gained a 4-0 lead after another goal by Larose. This was Larose’s eighth point of the season, surpassing her point total of seven from last season. Demers picked up an assist on the goal giving her her third point of the night, while first-year Tanner Gates also picked up an assist on the goal.
THE GANGS ALL HERE: Colgate Women’s Hockey celebrated its first-ever alumna weekend celebration, honoring the founders of the program.
POWERGLIDE: First-year Rosalie Demers glides into the neutral zone to control the puck. Demers had three points in Colgate’s 6-0 rout of Dartmouth. COLGATE ATHLETICS With a little over ten minutes left in the game, Zafuto scored a power play goal making it 5-0. Shae Labbe and Nemo Neubauerova picked up assists on the goal. With five minutes left in the game, Eldridge fired one past the Dartmouth goalie with assists from Schneider and Neubauerova, making the game a 6-0 landslide in favor of the Raiders. Colgate finished the game cleanly, solifidying an emphatic six-goal domination of Dartmouth. Junior goaltender Liz Auby picked up the shutout for the Raiders while Demers was the game leader with three points, including her first ever Colgate goal. The Raiders improved their record to 4-3-0. Less than 24 hours after their dominating win over Dartmouth, the Raiders faced Harvard in an afternoon showdown on the 27th. The goalies were the story of the game, with each goaltender making crucial saves to keep their team in the game.
After a forty-minute stalemate, four minutes into the third period, Schneider teed up a pass for Eldridge, who onetimed the puck past the Harvard goalie for the game’s one goal. Harvard pulled their goalie with a minute left in the game hoping the extra attacker would lead to a game tying score, but senior goaltender Julia Vandyk shut them down. The Raiders finished the game with a 1-0 win over Harvard, with Vandyk making 30 saves for the shutout. Colgate Women’s Ice Hockey finished their weekend sweep with seven goals between the two games and zero goals against, improving their record to 5-3-0. The Raiders next play Brown University in Rhode Island at 6:00 P.M. EST on November 3. The Raiders then travel to New Haven, Connecticut to play the Yale University Bulldogs at 3:00 P.M. EST. Contact Jack Breitowich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Soccer Narrowly Falls to Navy 1-0 Loss Builds Drama for Friday’s Season Finale
By Isabel Van Wie Maroon-News Staff
After defeating their Patriot League foes, Bucknell, Lafayette and Holy Cross, in the previous weeks, the Raiders prepared to take on the Navy Midshipmen on Sunday, October 28. The men’s soccer team traveled to Annapolis, Maryland for their final away game of the 2018 season, excluding postseason play. They entered the game with a third place Patriot League ranking and a three game winning streak under their belts. Unfortunately, the Raiders were unable to add another win to their resume, and ceded the victory with a 1-0 final score, making their overall record 8-4-5, and their Patriot League record 4-2-2. The game was Navy’s third straight win, improving their record MENS SOCCER: After a 1-0 loss to Navy, men’s soccer remains in third place and will host a game in the league tournament. to 4-11-1 for the season overall, and to 3-5COLGATE ATHLETICS 0 in the Patriot League. Junior midfielder and senior forwards Freddy Jonsson and Uyi Omorogobe. On Friday, the Raiders will host their senior game versus the Boston Kentaro Morrison commented on the defeat. Although the Raiders started the second half with a more live- University Terriers, honoring their 12 seniors. The pre-game ceremony “[Colgate] came out a little slow and then ly spark, the shots recorded were ultimately 13-11 in Navy’s will take place on Beyer-Small ’76 Field before game time which is set Navy really punished [us],” Morrison said. favor, and of those, Navy also led in shots on goal, with 6 to set for 6:00 p.m. This game will close out their regular season play beThis slow start allowed the Midshipmen’s Colgate’s 1. fore they begin to prepare for the Patriot League Tournament which will Jacob Williams to score the first and only, Despite the loss, Colgate remains in third place in the begin with playoffs on Tuesday, November 6. goal of the competition at 17:00 off of a Patriot League standings with 14 points––one point behind With the stellar seasons that the team has recorded over the past two penalty kick. Junior goalkeeper Jacob Harris Lehigh and two points ahead of American, and are preparing years—winning the Patriot League championship and advancing to the notched five saves for the game, keeping it a for their final in-season home game versus Boston University. NCAA tournament — the Raiders’ season could have a long way to one goal game for the Raiders. “We just have to regroup. Everyone gave their all and go. In 2016, they were eliminated in the first round of the tournament Unfortunately, the offense was unable sometimes it doesn’t work out. But we’re excited for another against UCLA; however, last year they advanced to the third round, to turn any of their shot opportunities into opportunity on Friday,” Morrison said. claiming victories against UMass in the first round and Michigan (#13) goals. Senior midfielder Oliver Harris reMorrison anticipates it being a tough fight, but is sure that in the second round, before falling to Louisville (#4) in the third round. corded four shots, leading Colgate offensive- the Raiders are up for the task. If the Raiders keep on this track, we’ll have a lot more soccer to watch! ly. Additional shot opportunities were re“Boston will be tough because they’re also a solid team, but corded by junior defender Christian Clarke, it would be huge for us to pull out a big win, especially on Contact Isabel Van Wie Morrison, senior midfielder Tim Oberg, Senior Night,” he said. at email@example.com.
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Women’s Soccer Suffers First Loss Since August Despite Loss, Raiders Clinch #2 Seed in Patriot League By Le xi Luthringer Maroon-News Staff
Colgate Women’s Soccer took on the Boston University Terriers this past Saturday, October 27, on Beyer-Small field to celebrate their senior day. Heading into the Patriot League tournament, the Raiders and the Terriers were battling for the number one seed and the chance to host all post-season play on their home turf. After a long battle, the Raiders fell 1-0 to the Terriers with their first Patriot League loss. Although Colgate will not be hosting the tournament, they have still secured their number two seed headed into next weekend. With a first round bye, the Raiders will be playing in the semi-finals on Friday, November 2, in Boston. The game was scoreless for its entire first half. When the second half started, Colgate had many attempted shots but was unable to put one away past Boston University’s sophomore goalkeeper Amanda Fay. Sophomore forward Ellis Miller led the Raiders with three shots during the game, two of which were on goal. Boston University’s senior defender Hannah Wilcox finally struck one past Colgate’s junior goalkeeper Kelly Chiavaro with only twelve minutes left in regulation. A cross was sent into the box from the right of the cage before Chivarao deflected it away. The Terriers were able to come up with the rebounded ball and get it to Wilcox who slipped it past Chiavaro low and from the left side. This was the first goal that has gotten past Chiavaro since September 30. Overall, the Terriers had 12 more shots than the Raiders on goal. The Raiders kept fighting until the final minute. Junior midfielder and forward Mara Cosentino almost was able to score off a corner kick from sophomore midfielder Sage DiGiulio with nine minutes left to play. The shot was blocked while traveling through the box. Despite the loss, Colgate was still able to celebrate their five seniors: captain and midfielder/defender Natalie Kozlowski, captain and midfielder/forward Martina Loncar, midfielder Gianna Bustamante, forward/defender Asia Lee-Fatt and goalkeeper Laura Leonard. They also celebrated their stellar regular season and the upcoming opportunity they have in postseason play. Head Coach Kathy Brawn praised the seniors after the game. “Their contributions are not diminished by this loss. Rather, they give us a rallying point around which we will move forward,” Brawn said. Colgate Women’s Soccer has never defeated BU in program history. However, the Raiders will likely be able to redeem themslves in the Patriot League tournament against the Terriers, as the two teams are favored to reach the Patriot League title match. Chivarao touched on the potential
WOMEN’S SOCCER: Despite a loss this week, women’s soccer remains in second place in the Patriot League and have qualified for the playoffs.
opportunity to not only get revenge but also make critical adjustments that could enable long-term success for the team. “Although we [might] have to go to BU for the patriot league tournament, the team is in a really good place. Last weekend’s loss was tough but it was probably what was best for us, as we had not lost in a long time or even conceded a goal so it made us focus and realize that small break downs will cost us the game and that we can’t let that happen anymore... Our team is as motivated as can be and we will not leave Boston without the title and a spot in the NCAA tournament. We have waited for this time of the year all season and I really believe we have everything we need to get it done,” Chivarao said. The semifinals of the Patriot League tournament are scheduled for Friday, November 2 in Boston, Massachusetts. At the time of this article’s writing, the Raiders’ opponent remains undetremined. Regardless of who it is, Colgate will be chomping at the bit to continue its spectacular season thus far. Contact Lexi Luthringer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Memphis Grizzlies Rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. Transitions to NBA By Jack Breitowich Maroon-News Staff
Of all the rookies in the NBA this year including Trae Young, Luka Doncic, Marvin Bagley III and Mo Bamba, one of the biggest and most promising is the 6’11”, fourth overall pick, Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies. After being recognized as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, there was a lot of hype around Jackson this season and what his presence in the NBA might be. Jackson has averaged 13 points through his first five NBA games. His most notable performance in his short career came on October 19, against the Atlanta Hawks, where he dropped 24 points, two blocks, two assists and one steal. His presence has contributed to a 3-2 start on the season for the Grizzlies. So, how does a 19-year-old adapt from playing against college athletes to facing best players in the world on a nightly basis? It helps when you are 6’11” and was under the guidance of the one of the top coaches in college basketball, Tom Izzo of Michigan State University. After winning the Dicks Sporting Goods National Championship his senior year of highschool for La Lumiere School and sharing a Big Ten Championship his freshman year, his only year of college at Michigan State, Jackson knows a thing or two about winning. “All I want to do is win, that is all I have in my mind right now,” Jackson said when I spoke to him before his high school national championship game in 2017. A year later, this winning mindset,
MICHIGAN ST. TO MEMPHIS: Memphis Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr. was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Coming out of Michigan State, Jackson Jr. has averaged 13 points per game and 5.6 rebounds through his first five games in the NBA.
and narrative to media, has yet to change in Jackson. “Winning is strictly business,” Jackson wrote in a piece to the Players Tribune published on June 16, 2017 when he was still at Michigan State. Though Jackson is just a rookie in the NBA, playing alongside some of the league’s best players is nothing new for Jackson. Jackson has played with some of the top players at their respected level such as former Michigan State teammate, Miles Bridges of the Charlotte Hornets, and former high school teammates Brian Bowen of the Sydney Kings and Jordan Poole from University of Michigan.
Jackson has not only won often himself but also has been coached by an NBA champion all his life, his father. Jaren Jackson Sr. won a championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999, and continues to coach part-time for La Lumiere School, Jackson Jr.’s high school, as well as help his son improve in Tennessee with the Grizzlies. Jackson Jr. has attributed much of his success to the influence of his father. “Growing up my father was my biggest supporter,” Jackson said to ESPN. “He always encouraged me to practice my shooting, which was odd
considering how big I am, but that has only made me better.” Hopefully Jackson can use the coaching and skill passed down from his father and follow in his father’s footsteps and win a championship. Many questions are now circulating around Jackson’s role with the Grizzlies. Is he a guy who can take a low-ranked team to the promiseland that is the playoffs and maybe even a championship? You will have to tune in this season to find out. Contact Jack Breitowich at email@example.com.
Fantasy Football Advice For Owners Looking to Fill Lineup Gaps is unowned in most leagues. That being said, I believe that he is a top trade target for owners looking to make a run. Barring an injury of his own, Boyd really does have an ideal situation for production down the stretch. He will either continue to benefit from other teams’ double coverage on Green, or Green will get injured and Boyd will be thrust into a leading receiver role. Either way, fantasy owners should make acquiring him a priority.
By Ethan Marchetti Assistant National Sports Editor
As fantasy football leagues begin to head into their final stretch of regular season games, team owners will look to bolster their rosters through trades and free agency acquisitions. Whether your team has been flying high or has been derailed by injuries, here are four players to target as you head into your run for the championship. Kerryon Johnson, RB (Detroit Lions) Kerryon Johnson has been quietly consistent throughout the entire season thus far, averaging a respectable 12.4 fantasy points per league (according to PPR scoring). Though the rookie secondrounder has split carries with LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick, Johnson has enjoyed a recent uptick in touches, including starts in each of the last four contests. The Auburn product has averaged an impressive 6.1 yards per rush attempt, which is second highest in the entire NFL. The Lions’ high-powered offense should surely provide Johnson with more opportunities for success throughout the second half of the season, especially as they try to make a push for a playoff spot for themselves. Johnson is still unowned in nearly 20% of ESPN fantasy leagues, making him a hot commodity for fantasy owners looking to fill running back holes. Mitchell Trubisky, QB (Chicago Bears) Another impressive young player, Mitchell Trubisky has made a name for himself in recent weeks. The second-year quarterback out of North Carolina has played extremely well lately. With 13 touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown over the past four games, Trubisky is currently one
STEADY IMPROVEMENT: Chicago Bears second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has improved from his rookie year, making the Bears a potential playoff contender. si.com
of the top fantasy quarterbacks to target. He is top-10 in average fantasy points per game with 22.7 and, with a solid Bears defense to back him up and give him room to work, there is no reason why he should not be able to keep up this pace. Owned in just 72.6% of leagues, Trubisky could be a viable alternative for any fantasy owners in need of quarterback help, especially with bye weeks and other quarterbacks underperforming. He may not draw the same attention as Patrick Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers, but his solid play has proven that he can consistently get the job done for fantasy owners.
Tyler Boyd, WR (Cincinnati Bengals) Tyler Boyd has been a pleasant surprise for the Bengals so far this season. Obviously A.J. Green is the top target on the team, but Boyd has nonetheless made the most of the opportunities he has been given. Boyd leads the Bengals in receptions so far this season, which is quite impressive considering he has seen ten fewer targets than Green has. Boyd is also top-15 in the league in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns with 620 and five, respectively. Boyd is already on the radar of most fantasy owners, so it is highly unlikely that he
Eric Ebron, TE (Indianapolis Colts) Eric Ebron’s move to Indianapolis this past offseason was a relatively underwhelming one. After a rocky start to his career with the Lions, Ebron never seemed to click with Matthew Stafford. However, for some reason, Ebron seems to have left his production woes in Detroit, as he has quickly cemented himself as one of Andrew Luck’s favorite red zone targets. Ebron currently leads all tight ends in touchdown catches, finding the end zone seven times through the first eight games of this season. Combine that with the fact that he leads the Colts in targets and receptions and his true value becomes abundantly clear. Though Ebron is currently owned in 94.7% of ESPN fantasy football leagues, his surprising consistency leads me to believe that he should have no issue continuing to be productive for the rest of the season. With tight end being such a shallow position in fantasy football, his value for owners is enormous and he should be highly sought after as trade deadlines approach. Contact Ethan Marchetti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pace and Space – Here to Stay in the NBA Increases in Scoring Throughout the League Leads to Entertaining Games By Matthew Frankle Maroon-News Staff
On October 24, the Washington Wizards played the Golden State Warriors. The score was 115-97 Warriors just by the end of the third quarter as the Warriors eventually won 144-122. One can make many arguments about why the score was so high in this game. For example, Stephen Curry had 51 points, all coming in the first three quarters. However, in the beginning of the season, scoring and pace has continued to increase as it has been doing for the past several seasons. Teams’ shift in focus toward building rosters and offensive units based on analytics has created a game that is more exciting and will continue to increase fan growth. The most successful teams in recent years have emphasized perimeter shooting and increased pace, causing the rest of the NBA to do the same. Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey was the first executive to build a roster around perimeter shooting, and the Rockets have since built playoff-contending teams around the shooting and playmaking of guard James Harden. They have also been among the league leaders in both three pointers attempted and made since they acquired Harden in 2012. Across the league, other teams have followed their lead. In fact, the Dallas Mavericks are shooting an NBA record 42.50 three-point shots per game this season. Ten years ago, a team shooting more than forty threes would have been practically unthinkable. In the 2009 NBA Season, for example, the New York Knicks led the NBA with 27.9 attempts from behind
the arc. This season, 27.9 attempts would rank 24th in the league. In fact, since the 2010-2011 season, teams have attempted 18 threes on average per game, and that number has increased each season, up to 31.8 attempts on average so far. Similar to three point shooting, teams have looked to copy the elite teams in the NBA by focusing on smaller and quicker lineups to increase pace. Since Steve Kerr took over as head coach of the Golden State Warriors in 2014, they have ranked top 5 in most possessions per game every season. In turn, teams have realized that they need to be comfortable running at a fast pace to keep up with elite teams like the Warriors. This season, teams are averaging 101.4 possessions per game, the first time the average has been over 100 in 30 years. As with shooting more threes, teams are looking to push the pace that is becoming the current norm in the NBA. The result of pace and space has proven to be both more effective and exciting to watch. On a per 100 possession basis, teams this season are scoring 110 points, which would be the highest recorded offensive efficiency total in a season since 1974, when that statistic was first tracked. With teams across the league focusing on building smaller and more athletic rosters that have shooters in the game at all times, scoring and efficiency trends should continue to increase. This is a good sign for fans like me who prefer to watch more game action
DRAINING THREES: Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson scored 52 points in 26 minutes, while making the most three-pointers ever in an NBA game on October 29. stopthebull.com
and less standing and dribbling, as well as more ball movement and shooting rather than posting up. Unsurprisingly, most NBA fans seem to agree with me. NBA viewership increased significantly last season from the 2017 season. According to Nielsen live-plus-sameday data, National Basketball Association telecasts on ESPN and TNT together are
currently averaging 2 million viewers per game, up 15 percent compared to the yearago draw of 1.74 million. With a league focused on increasing pace and shooting, fans should continue to enjoy the excitement and action of an evolving NBA game for years to come. Contact Matthew Frankle at email@example.com.
Boston Red Sox Claim 2018 World Series hit three home runs in a rout of the Yanks. This series really separated the Sox from the Yanks, and the rest of the MLB, at an early part of the season. Come World Series time, Pearce came up clutch again. In Game 4, he stepped up to the plate in the 8th inning against dominant Dodger closer Kenley Jansen, delivering a solo home run to tie the game up at four. And he was not done there. In the 9th, he gave the Sox some insurance runs with a bases-clearing double to put away any chance of the Dodgers coming back. In Game 5, Pearce opened up scoring with a two-run homer off of one of the best pitchers in baseball, Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw. Later, in the 8th inning, he followed up his homer off Kershaw with a solo homer to all but close out the World Series. As a result, Pearce was awarded World Series MVP, something that many fans would not have SOX WIN IT ALL: First-year manager Alex Cora raises the Commissioner’s Trophy on pictured at the beginning of the season. October 28 after the Red Sox beat the Dodgers in four of five games. “You never know where the game will nbcboston.com take you,” Pearce said to reporters after Pearce grew up a huge Red Sox fan, and his Game 5. “And I’ve gone through a lot in my By Cam Cobey dream was always to play for the Sox. He was life or in my career to be here, and I couldn’t Maroon-News Staff a journeyman for most of his career, playing be more thankful.” The Boston Red Sox are the champions of for seven teams since 2007, including every It was a long journey to get to where he is the baseball world once again. On October team that plays in the AL East. today, but Pearce deserves every part of his 28, the Red Sox claimed their fourth title this But this past June, Pearce’s dream came first World Series ring. century by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers true. He was traded to the Boston Red Sox in Another player who excelled was Price. four games to one. It was exciting and emo- an under-the-radar move made by Sox Gen- Unlike Pearce, Price was expected to pertional for the team as they battled hard all eral Manager Dave Dombrowski. form in the postseason during each stage of year. They beat two 100+ win teams (New Pearce was brought into the Red Sox or- his career. He’s the $217 million man for the York Yankees and Houston Astros) in the ganization for his success against lefty pitch- Sox, after all. Somehow, though, Price had playoffs, and will be known as one of the best ers, but he did much more for the Sox in the never won a postseason game going into the teams of all time. World Series than just put the ball in play. 2018 postseason with the Red Sox. This World Series victory changed the Pearce batted .302 against lefties with This postseason, he finally erased his demons lives and legacies of many players, including three home runs and 12 RBIs, but the game and quieted the doubters around the league. utility man Steve Pearce and starting pitcher where he really came out of his shell was He started dominating the postseason David Price. against the Yankees in early August. Pearce against the Astros in the ALCS, going six
innings with three hits, no runs and nine strikeouts in a 4-1 win. In the World Series, Price delivered two gutsy performances. He gave the Red Sox a win in Game 2, allowing three hits and recording five strikeouts. He then asked skipper Alex Cora for the ball in Game 5 to go out and win the World Series, and he pitched the best game of his life. He went seven innings strong, allowing just three hits and five strikeouts. Price showed tons of emotion after getting big outs, and proved to the Red Sox nation that he can bring home a championship once and for all. He was very emotional after the final out. When asked what it means to be a great teammate, Price was at a loss for words. “It means a lot,” Price told a reporter after Game 5. “It’s the relationships you make while you play this game. That’s what makes this game so special.” Price delivered for his teammates who knew how much he wanted to win, and nobody can question Price’s ability now. Price has had many bouts with the Boston media in the past, but he has proved them wrong with his performance. “I hold all the cards now,” Price said to the media in his press conference after the World Series celebrations. Well, he certainly does. After winning the 2018 World Series, Price and the Sox are bringing home the Commissioner’s Trophy to Boston for the fourth time in the past 14 years. Contact Cam Cobey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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