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CAPS Hires Staff; Wait Time for Services Shrinks By SHRUTI JUNEJA and YUICHIRO KAKUTANI Sun News Editors
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Dems debate | Democratic candidates for New York’s 23rd congressional district talked in a panel at McGraw Hall on Wednesday.
Dems Plan‘Dethroning’ of Rep.Tom Reed Candidates critique incumbent congressman, discuss policy at panel By MARYAM ZAFAR Sun Staff Writer
Six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) in New York’s 23rd congressional district engaged in cordial debate in a panel organized by Cornell Democrats. Natalie Brown ’18, Cornell Democrats president, said that the event was intended to “provide a platform for people to see what [candidates] are up to … and to give students a real voice to see what someone who will be representing them in the future will offer for them." According to Luciano Hamel, roughly 100 community members, including students and staff, attended the panel to watch candidates Linda Andrei, Max Della Pia, Rick Gallant, Tracy Mitrano J.D. ’95, Ian Golden and Eddie Sundquist debate. Community member Ingrid Sydenstricker did not come to support any candidate specifically, but because she was "interested in seeing who has the greatest chance at beating Tom Reed.” “Dethroning” Reed was a common theme throughout, as the event began with Emma Runge ’20, Cornell Democrats political director, saying that the night was "one of our first events in our efforts to vote Tom Reed out of office."
Candidates disparaged the incumbent congressman throughout the night. Sundquist, a former teacher, called Reed “the Washington insider,” while Gallant, also a former See DEMOCRATS page 4 MICHAEL WENYE LI / SUN PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR
Tuition talk | Candidate Tracy Mitrano J.D. ’95 called the price of college education a “policy issue” during Wednesday’s panel.
Muslim Chaplain Counsels Students, Builds Community By EMILY YANG Sun Staff Writer
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Religious guidance | Cornell’s Muslim chaplain, Yasin Ahmed, advises students in his role.
After being appointed Cornell’s first Muslim chaplain in August, Yasin Ahmed spent his first semester at Cornell counseling students,
advocating for more Halal food on-campus and setting up community service opportunities for students. While Ahmed lamented that Muslim students for decades had little religious guidance on-campus, he
also expressed enthusiasm for being the first chaplain of his faith, a position which endowed him the unique opportunity to “build a new community from the ground up.” See CHAPLAIN page 4
Counseling and Psychological Services decreased its wait period compared to last semester after adding two therapy staff positions, and plans to add two more staff members, Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life, announced in an email on Wednesday afternoon. “The impact of these hires has been immediate, as wait periods for this semester are shorter than those experienced in the fall,” Lombardi wrote in the email. It is unclear by how much CAPS reduced its wait periods. University spokesperson Sharon Dittman said the University will respond to The Sun’s inquiry regarding mental health issues “in “The impact of the near future.” these hires CAPS director Gregory T. Eells admitted to the has been Student Assembly in immediate, as January that the demand for mental health resources wait periods far outstrips the services for this provided by CAPS semester are employees at levels unseen since 1996. shorter.” “Unfortunately, last Ryan Lombardi semester wait times were longer than we wanted them to be for other student needs. While we aim to schedule all brief phone assessments within one business day, the wait time was often several days,” Eells told The Sun in an email in January. “And while we aim to schedule all non-urgent appointments within two weeks, last semester students sometimes had to wait several weeks to a month to see a counselor,” Eells added. CAPS seeks to add two more counseling positions to further shrink wait time, Lombardi said. “We realize that demand will continue to grow,” Lombardi wrote. “As such, we will be adding two additional therapy staff positions in CAPS with recruitment beginning immediately.” In January, the Cornell Chronicle, which is run by the University, issued a statement reaffirming Cornell’s commitment to strengthening its mental health services for students. One of the University’s top three priorities for the semester involved “matching CAPS staffing levels with community expectations for timeliness and frequency of care.” In the wake of a racial incident in Collegetown last fall, Black Students United demanded that the University hire two more psychologists and psychiatrists of color in September. It is unclear whether these new positions will be staffed by people of color. However, the January University press release stated that another one of its priorities was “recruiting and retaining talented health care See CAPS page 5
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Military Women Share Experiences With ‘Systematic Biases’
By JACOB WEXLER Sun Staff Writer
Major Amanda L. Minikus J.D. ’15 was in Afghanistan when she received her acceptance letter to Cornell. “I was in this craphole,” she said, referring to where she was stationed in Afghanistan. “I was like ‘[Cornell] looks like a magical kingdom’ — rolling grassy hills and a beautiful clock tower.” Minikus and five other military women, four of whom are current or former Cornell graduate students, spoke in a panel honoring Women’s History Month on Wednesday. The six women answered a series of questions about their personal experiences in the military, at Cornell and the process of “overcoming systematic biases to pave the way for future generations of women.” Fleet Master Chief April D. Beldo, Minikus, Lt. Alicia Jane Flanagan grad, Capt. Molly Heath, recruiting flight commander for Cornell’s Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Shannon Boyle grad and Natoshia C. Spruill MBA ’14 participated in the panel. The panel members all gave a range of different reasons for joining the military. Spruill had family members in the service; Beldo desired more “structure and discipline” in her life; Minikus wanted to serve after witnessing the 9/11 attack. “Sept. 11 was in my senior year at high school,” Minikus recounted. “That directed me. I wanted to do
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‘I don’t want a female’ | When a superior tried to pressure Fleet Master Chief April D. Beldo, left, into abandoning her position as aviator, she took it as a challenge and refused to quit.
something about it.” “The United States Naval Academy also had a really nice swimming pool,” Minkus added, who captained the academy’s varsity women’s swim team. A service member since 1983, Beldo recounted the times she faced sexism while in the navy. One time, her commanding officer told her, “I don’t want an aviator. I don’t want a female.” “That was a challenge,” she said. “You are making a decision without even knowing what I can bring to the table.” Beldo said that, while the encounter was discouraging, she did not ask to be reassigned and continued on in her assignment with an “I will show you” attitude. Spruill and Boyle, who are both mothers, commented
on the difficulty of balancing their service, studies and children. “There are always trade-offs,” Boyle said. “It’s how you choose to prioritize.” But despite the sexism her fellow colleagues faced, Minikus argued that ultimately “people follow good people,” regardless of “whether you’re female, male, white, black, hispanic.” The panel members agreed that female service members are becoming more accepted within the military. “I think the Air Force has done a good job of trying to create a supportive environment for women,” Heath said. Jacob Wexler can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cornell Alumna May Become First Native Women in Congress By ALISHA GUPTA Sun Assistant Managing Editor
Sharice Davids J.D. ’10 is hoping to make history on election night. Running for Congress in Kansas’ third district, if elected, Davids would be the first female Native American representative in Congress and the first openly gay representative from Kansas. “I didn’t realize that there hadn’t been a Native women in Congress,” Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, a Native American tribe in Wisconsin, said. “I was kind of blown away by that, actually.” “I mean, it’s 2018,” Davids added. “We’re still having firsts?” COURTESY OF SHARICE DAVIDS
While the historic nature of her electoral victory did not factor into Davids’ decisionmaking, she did acknowledge the historical significance of her campaign. Davids announced her campaign on Feb. 15, entering a packed field of six other Democratic candidates with no clear frontrunner. The winner of the Democratic primary will face incumbent Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) in November. Andrea Ramsey, who had appeared to be the frontrunner, ended her campaign in December 2017 after the Kansas City Star questioned her on a 2005 lawsuit in which a male subordinate accused her of sexually harassing and then firing him. “I felt there was a void after [Ramsey] left,” she said, referencing the lack of women in the race following Ramsey’s departure. “I looked at the field of
candidates and thought I have the skill set and the qualifications to do this job and I think I bring a unique and interesting experience to the race.” “To be frank,” Davids said, “I think we should have a woman in every single race.” While law school can seem daunting to many, Davids said her time at Cornell was when she “hit [her] stride in life.” In fact, Davids met her campaign finance director in law school. “I loved my time at the law school, I felt like I really grew, not just academically and professionally, but just meeting people who had different perspectives,” she said. As for her platform, Davids is focused on gun safety, health care reform, immigration reform and public education. While she hopes Congress will act on some of these issues before the next session, she said that she didn’t “have a strong reason to believe” that action would be taken. “There are all kinds of [policies] that just don’t make sense and we haven’t seen any
S.A. to Host Diversity Summit With 9 Student Organizations By STACEY BLANSKY Sun Staff Writer
The inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit will bring together leaders of student organizations on March 18 to share strategies and possible challenges to making Cornell a more accepting community. The event will consist of a series of workshops led by nine Cornell organizations, including Outdoor Odyssey, the International Students Union and the Cornell Women’s Resource Center. Mayra Valadez ’18, vice president of diversity and inclusion for the Student Assembly, will be spearheading the event and said that she invited organizations that were not usually associated with diversity and inclusion to approach the topic of inclusivity from a new angle. “The burden is placed on multicul-
tural organizations,” Valadez said. “My idea was to bring together student organizations that you wouldn’t necessarily think about when you hear ‘diversity and inclusion.’” She mentioned that, although the summit has been in the works since before fall, student offenses that occurred last semester made this event especially timely. “Last semester, we saw a lot of events shake our campus that were unprecedented and it was hard to think about how we could respond to those events as a student body,” Valadez said. “[The event] is a way that the S.A., in particular, can bring together leaders of byline organizations and other organizations on campus that are doing really good things.” According to Valadez, the organizations will collaborate with one another and have full autonomy in regards to
the topics they choose to present to attendees, as long as they acknowledge intersectionality and cater to students that their organization does not directly represent. “We have a lot to learn from our peers and this is an opportunity for these organizations to put on their own individual workshops,” Valadez said. Valadez explained that, while organizations are created to further the agenda of their own academic or socio-cultural goals, they inherently influence how their members interact with their peers. She hopes that attendees of the conference will come out with the knowledge that they have the autonomy to change their organizations from within. According to Deepa Saharia ’18, diversity chair for Outdoor Odyssey, the mentality that Outdoor Odyssey lacks See SUMMIT page 5
action on them,” she said. Davids, who was a white house fellow in the final year of the Obama Administration, graduated from Johnson County Community College and later the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Davids, who was last in Ithaca for her reunion weekend, will be returning to Cornell on March 23 to speak to the Women’s Law Coalition on the importance of women “supporting each other.” The next day, she will speak at the Tribal Economic Summit on how to “[navigate] tribal issues in the new administration.” “I bring a new perspective that was missing in this race. That is missing in Congress and throughout all levels of our government,” Davids said. “I don't just speak for women, for working-class families, and for minorities. I speak as a woman, as a member of the working class, and as a minority.” Alisha Gupta can be reached at email@example.com.
Elderly Pedestrian Hit By a Car in Ithaca Commons, But is ‘Fine’ An elderly female was hit by a motor vehicle Wednesday evening at the corner of West Buffalo Street and North Geneva Street. According to an Ithaca Police Department press release, a “personal injury motor vehicle accident” occurred at 6:21 p.m. IPD, Bangs Ambulance and the Ithaca Fire Department responded to the accident. “The pedestrian is being transported to [Cayuga Medical Center,] but other than that, she’s fine,” Ithaca Police Sgt. Matthew Cowen told The Sun. According to the IPD press release, a motor vehicle making a turn onto North Geneva Street struck the pedestrian as she was walking on a crosswalk. IPD gave the car’s driver a uniformed traffic ticket for “failing to yield right of way.” — Compiled by Anne Snabes
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Field of Democratic Congressional Candidates Criticizes Rep. Tom Reed, Trump DEMOCRATS
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teacher, said he doubted Reed had talked to "constituents to actually get to know them.” Last March, Tom Reed spoke
to community members at the Southside Community Center in Ithaca and was greeted by protesters, The Sun previously reported. Criticism extended to President Donald Trump’s administration, as well. After catalogu-
ing his history of public service, Della Pia concluded his opening statement by saying that “certainly, qualifications alone do not necessarily dictate who gets elected, otherwise we wouldn't have the president we have,” provoking
laughter from the audience. After opening remarks, several previously-selected questions were posed to the panel, asking about topics ranging from state relationships with Cayuga Indians to gun control. Each candidate was allotted a specific amount of time per question. Mitrano entered the event with the highest poll ranking according to the Tompkins County Democratic Committee online straw poll, followed by Della Pia and Golden, respectively. After the event, Mitrano attributed her success to a combination of personality and policy and compared herself to the current and previous U.S. presidents. “Obama promised people hope, and then he got confronted with that terrible economic situation, and he wasn’t able to deliver on it, [though] he did his best,” Mitrano said. “Trump came in and he preyed on the resentment of the people who felt so disappointed. I’m not interested in encouraging people’s resentment … I’m offering opportunity.” When asked about her appeal to university students specifically, Mitrano discussed the increasing burden of college debt. “This country doesn’t seem to understand that the cost of college education is a policy issue —
not an individual one ... I’ve been talking about zero percent [student] loans since before some of these candidates were born,” Mitrano said. As candidates and their staffers mingled with students after the event in the Ivy Room, Andrei discussed health care policy, while Sundquist offered his opinion on Ithaca roads. Mitrano, while sharing her views on bipartisanship in Washington, said, “I just got a donation of $500 from a Republican yesterday — and that isn’t my first.” The Democratic primary will be held on June 26. As a closed primary, only registered Democrats will be able to vote to nominate a candidate, who will go on to challenge Reed in the general election in November. According to Runge, the candidates have said they will support the nominee, whomever that may be. The Cornell Democrats will likely endorse a candidate closer to June, according to Runge. Although she couldn’t specifically identify a candidate yet, she said the event helped, and that they would make the decision after “more research and getting to know the candidates better.” Maryam Zafar can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Muslim Chaplain Pushes for Halal Food Options in Cornell Dining Halls CHAPLAIN
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“We can create something dynamic, robust and beautiful,” Ahmed added. “This is an opportunity to be a model for how to build a thriving Muslim community, or any holistic community on a college campus.” Ahmed who studied at Hartford Seminary to become a chaplain, previously served as chaplain at multiple schools in Connecticut, including Trinity College, Choate Rosemary Hall and Medina Academy. A chaplain who provided Ahmed with spiritual guidance in college while he felt lost inspired him to become a chaplain himself, Ahmed said. “When I was in college ... I had a lot of friends with mental health issues, and I started looking for answers to the questions that were inside my heart,” he said. “I found the space to ask those questions with a chaplain, and I realized that we needed more chaplains on campus, especially within the Muslim community.” Ahmed leveraged the Jewish community’s connection for obtaining kosher food to introduce Halal dining options, started a freshman support group and promoted student-led sermons during weekly services since August. But despite consistently advocating for the interests of Muslims on campus, Ahmed said that the chaplain’s job is not just to “answer everyone’s needs, but to facilitate their needs” by taking advantage of Cornell’s resources. “The more people I meet, the
more people can give specific advice. I feel like I’ve tapped into not even one percent of the institutional resources in terms of the people here and the incredible experiences they bring to the table,” he said. Ahmed said that the most rewarding part of his job has been counseling students. “The way we talk about life at Cornell is often about surviving rather than thriving,” he said. “When someone can come in and say ‘I’m struggling’ and to be there for them is the most meaningful thing I experience here.” Syed Samin ’19, president of the Muslim Educational and Cultural Association, said Ahmed has grown MECA’s reach and allowed the organization to host “great speakers” in lectures. "We're really happy to finally be able to say we have a chaplain,” Samin said. “Yasin's been a great resource for many students on campus, providing pastoral care and spiritual advice, and creating programs and initiatives to address the salient problems facing our community.” Looking to the future, Ahmed plans to continue developing community service missions, such as a Habitat for Humanity project in collaboration with Protestant and Catholic groups. He hopes that Cornell will be able to grow a diverse Muslim chaplain team to address a variety of issues. “I’m still learning the landscape, but I’m even more hopeful about our future after our first semester,” Ahmed said. “There’s so much possibility here.” Emily Yang can be reached at email@example.com.
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professionals, particularly underrepresented minority staff.” The third priority was “investing in other key elements of the comprehensive approach to support student well-being, campus health and safety,” according to the Chronicle. Later this month, the University will also launch a “Coalition on Mental Health” with students, faculty and staff participation under the leadership of Skorton Center, which is tasked with developing mental health related strategies, Lombardi announced in Wednesday’s email. “We know Cornellians struggle, too,” Lombardi said in the January Chronicle article. “We take this seriously, and are committed to supporting our students’ mental health and wellbeing at Cornell. While we have made great strides and many improvements over the past decade, we can and will do more.” The student-led, independent mental health task force launched in February will also take part in
the coalition, Natalie Brown ’18, co-chair of the task force, said. “We were honored to be invited and we're optimistic about the great work this coalition can do,” Brown said. “With students, faculty and administrators together, we can move forward to improving systems of mental health on campus.” Lombardi also seeks to improve upon last year’s student surveys concerning mental health. “We conducted two student surveys about services at Cornell Health in 2017, but the new survey will focus specifically on those students who utilize CAPS. This will provide new and more specific data that will help to inform our practices moving forward,” Lombardi wrote in the Wednesday email. 42.9 percent of students answered that they have been “unable to function academically for at least a week due to depression, stress or anxiety” in the latest 2017 PULSE survey. Shruti Juneja can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yuichiro Kakutani can be reached at email@example.com.
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mentality that Outdoor Odyssey lacks an obvious connection to issues of identity or equality is problematic and should not stop organizations in a similar position from occupying space within the diversity community. “It is still part of the way in which a lot of groups on campus function,” Saharia said. “The reason that we are connected to it is the reason that all people are connected to issues of inclusion and identity.” She said that, as the diversity chair within an organization, recognizing the power of institutional change is important because individuals are constantly participating in institutions in order to survive in our society. “It is important for organizations to recognize their capacity to make people more conscientious,” Saharia said. “My goal with improving the diversity program with Odyssey is to give myself and my peers in the program the capacity to follow through in our time at Cornell, and in our lives beyond that.” Dean Xu ’18, ISU president, said his organization wants to
raise awareness to all students across campus, not solely international students, because the organization is trying to speak to diversity in a broader sense. “We wanted to talk about how to better engage international students on campus and also how we, as the International Student Union, can engage more students that don’t identify themselves as international,” Xu said. “We do realize that there is a lot of intersectionality across the community.” Xu said that, while most of ISU’s member are international, many of them are also involved in other organizations on campus, allowing them to generate new ideas based on the diversity of thought. “A lot of our members are very involved in other organizations that deal with other communities as well, and can provide a perspective on how we can improve in connecting those communities,” Xu said. “The change starts when different people in the same community get together, and that is represented through student organizations.” Stacey Blansky can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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am I causing unwanted drama? I pause mid-sentence. Standing there with a collared shirt and my hair falling over my face, I am overcome by the familiar sense of being unjustified to hold my place at the head of the table. I am stepping out of line, I am being overbearing, I know it. I sit down. Every female leader has spent her life trying to walk the fine line of being bold but not bitchy, driven but not anal and kind but not a pushover. She has juggled trying to be sociable but not fake, passionate but not neurotic, focused but not hard-headed. But trying to find that line time and time again has broken something vulnerable, has made so many young girls curl in a corner of a room and wonder what is wrong with them; ask themselves why they are problematic no matter how hard they try. That line is almost impossible for anyone to walk on, and anyone who tries is destined to fall; but we will get back to that line time and time again, so often that we forget we are even doing it. My best friend who works with me on an eboard asked me a month ago why I am “so soft” about everything. He asked me this because we constantly stay up until 3 a.m. venting about the same issues, peppered with the same expletives and exasperated sighs. “Why can’t you just tell this stuff to the board?” he kept asking me. I didn’t know how to answer him for the longest time. My half-hearted responses were that I might lose my respect as a leader, that people might think I’m being negative, that it might ruin my friendships. And finally when he asked me again one night, I said, “Because they’ll think I’m bitchy.” My answer didn’t make me think twice. It felt like a natural answer, like a matter of fact, no angry connotation intended. It wasn’t until I sat on my bed the next night and thought about our conversation, when I realized, why is it that I have never thought of him that way? Why is it when he speaks out with the same concerns, he is passionate, he is determined, but I am afraid they will think of me as crazy? Time and time again I have watched my male colleagues stand up, face heated and eyes focused, demanding justice and fairness. They pound their fist down or simply sit at their seat and raise their voice by a notch. I have seen how it quiets down a room, pulls everyone closer
to them, makes everyone stop and listen. Even me — I am leaning in, I am absorbing every word, because I know they are right, they are saying things I would say too. But time and time again I have watched my female friends stand up in the same fashion, with the same words of fairness poised on their tongues, with the same altruistic motives as the man sitting next to them. They have read the same number of books before delivering this speech, have practiced in the foggy bathroom mirror the same thousands of times, have wrung their hands in nervousness under their collared shirts with the same force. But why will she leave the room after a speech and feel like she has pissed everyone off, when her colleague will be renowned for what he has done? There is something about a woman’s anger that is perceived as territorial. Defensive. Negative. When they raise our voice they are nagging, when they point a finger they are aggressive. I have heard every type of description for every female leader that has stood her ground: anal, type-A, neurotic, crazy. We pledge that we are not anti-feminists, that we would never say such a thing. Yet how thoroughly has this discriminating mentality become ingrained that even my own female friends believe it, that I answered my friend, “they’ll think I’m bitch” so naturally? How much has this sentiment seeped into our subconscious that even I believed it as I stood at the table, and the other women sitting at the table believed it too? How many times have we watched one of our
Men and women alike have come to believe this perception that our female leaders are too emotional. woman colleagues and cringed because we think she is too nitpicky, she is too aggressive? We are all contributing to this dialogue. This is not a play on a gender card. This is not a let’s-bash-on-males card either. This is a reality card; men and women alike have come to believe this perception that our female leaders are too emotional. Perhaps when a woman stands up at the table, she feels the same wave of anger as the man next to her. Perhaps it is because she is “emotional,” or she feels aggressive, but what if she has a good reason to be? It just takes a moment to listen to her, to learn from her, to give her the same chance as we do our male leaders. Anyone should be able stand up for themselves and be seen as outspoken and virtuous and bold. But why is it only that half of us are right now? Kelly Song is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached at email@example.com. The Songbird Sings runs biweekly.
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t starts with a “hey.”Or maybe a “sup” or a “you out?” It rolls through around 12:45 a.m. as bars begin to shut down and angsty college students begin to take lap-after-rapid-lap around their final evening’s destination, searching for a mate. Or maybe at 11:45 p.m. as you plan for the impending moment at which you will run into one another as you snake through the tightly wound aisle of Loco. Maybe it’s a “you up?” coming across your phone’s screen at 2 a.m. Your friends write will y o u r response. Meaningful logic in
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round 10 years ago, my parents pulled by brother aside to discuss one of his recent searches on the family’s computer. Shocker, a teenage boy had been searching porn. He didn’t get in trouble. My parents actually got him his own computer and a virus protection plan — basically, as sex-positive as it gets. That night though, my parents looked at me and said something along the lines of how grateful they were that I was a girl and they didn’t have to deal with this problem twice. So I guessed that porn just wasn’t for girls. Shocker, I was wrong. A couple of weeks ago, I was laying in bed on Twitter and came across a pretty graphic sex video from the profile of one of the world’s most searched websites (wink, wink). I was captivated, and yes, midway through watching it, I was pretty turned on and proceeded to give myself a Hollywood-worthy orgasm. In the past, I didn’t think porn could be for women — I had read countless articles on how despicable the porn industry was for women, I had heard that most porn was geared towards men, and I was honest-to-God scared to get a virus and have to ask my dad to fix my computer. Nothing really prepared me for my infatuation with porn, and although this is a controversial issue for feminism, I think it’s worth exploring given that “Porn for Women” was one of Pornhub’s top searches in 2017.
crafting one’s own answer seems to only apply when the answer is not, in fact, your own. You would use far too many words — your friends push you to just say “hey.” You want to say where you are: “Hey! I’m at XXX’s party, roll through!” or “Let’s go get a slice of pizza at CTP.” But they tell you it’s an act of playing your cards. God forbid your booty call truly know that you’re interested. This, thus, is the dance of the Cornell Bootycall. Lost are the days of calling to meet each other on dates. The question, of course, is whether or not this is an improvement on those times. In the days of phone calls, the woman waited for the man, the heterosexual relationship was the only acceptable way, and the code of conduct imposed on each sexual interaction came straight out of a Mrs. Manners handbook. There is a level of empowerment in the recognition that the aforementioned texts can be sent by anyone to anyone.
That our grounds for interaction with our desired partners have expanded, grown and flourished. Yet, in many ways traditional boundaries still exist. They precipitate in the interactions that we have. “I want to text him, but I should wait for him to text me.” So instead we find ourselves in a loop of sexual interactions bound to a facade of apathy and non-caring. God forbid your fuck buddy actually know that you want to fuck them prior to 12:30 a.m. God forbid you put yourself out there, extending the invitation before they do. So, bravely, taking the stance of searching for your own empowerment, you reach out. You mention interest. You try to fuck them. You fail, your jokes yield read receipts or non-responses. You are forced to deal with the reckoning that comes with rejection. You trek to CTB with your fellow rejects, waiting for the next day and vowing never to text first again. The cycle is reborn. ReykjaDick is a student at Cornell University. Whoreoscopes appears biweekly this semester.
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XXX The Good The vast range of porn opportunities overwhelmed me. There’s literally something for everyone and it’s fantastic because every masturbation journey can be a new adventure! Along these lines, some porn stars are awesome. I follow my favorite women and men porn stars on Twitter and they do a lot of advocating for their rights as workers in the sex industry. Many of the actresses actually run their own merchandise and video businesses themselves, which is pretty cool. A lot of the women porn stars aren’t perfect, plastic models. Some have small asses, others have boobs with flat nipples, or cellulite and stretchmarks, and during sex, their bodies don’t arch perfectly and their tummies actually look a little flabby. This was really empowering because I realized that if even porn stars could look like normal humans during sex, then I could stop worrying about performing and enjoy myself a whole lot more. Lastly, I knew that I had weird kinks, but the ability to search for these in porn really elevates my sexual fantasies to another level, which gives me plenty of ideas and positions to try with partners (if they’re willing). The Bad Completely reaffirming the stereotype, a lot of porn
actresses exaggerate their pleasure and moaning to actually humorous levels. Expectations for women to do this are whack — like, no, boys, your six inch penis is not going to turn me into Ariana Grande. While a lot of videos have scenes of hot women giving guys the most lavish and over the top blowjobs, there aren’t as many trending videos about women getting head. This is truly a shame since according to Pornhub, women view “Pussy Licking” 393 percent more than men. It’s no wonder most boys suck at eating girls out. Porn search groups perpetuate racial fetishes. There are literal tags like “Submissive Asian,” “Dark Chocolate,” “Spicy Latinas,” among others, that extend negative stereotypes and dehumanize women by tokenizing their race for sexual gains.
Like a consumer of any product, you have the responsibility to verify that your porn is intersectionally sexpositive. With thousands of options (even a Fidget Spinner section), porn is an absolutely delicious way to live out your kinkiest fantasies and get hot ideas to spice up your sex life. So go for it, search up! Veuve Cliq-Hoe is a student at Cornell University. Fire & Ice and Cherries in the Snow appears monthly this semester.
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bed of fries. A blanket of meat — or fried eggplant or seitan (a wheat-based meat substitute). Fruits and vegetables for flavor. A sauce or dressing. Maybe a sprinkling of cheese. This is the “man salad,” a specialty of the downtown sandwich shop Gorgers. Though they are known for their fun and filling sandwiches, Gorgers will ditch their gloriously fluffy loaves of bread for a base of french fries at your request. Dimly lit with classic teenage bedroom posters along one wall, Gorgers conveys a laid-back ambiance. From the bench made of snowboards to the oven fan plastered with stickers, something within this establishment is sure to catch your eye. Perusing the chalkboard menu, you can smell cooking fats and hear classic rock or hip hop; this is your ideal sub shop. At the bottom of their menu, tucked away like a footnote, Gorgers asks, “Gluten Free?” then suggests that you “Try any of [their] subs as a Man Salad.” On their menu, it looks like an after-
thought, to appease those who can’t or don’t eat gluten. But for many Gorgers regulars, it’s the star of the show. The teriyaki man salad, with seitan (subbed for chicken) on top of fries and coated with teriyaki sauce, was flavorful, and the addition of roasted pineapple chunks and caramelized onions added little bursts of moisture, sweetness and tanginess. The texture of the seitan strips was a little spongy, but it was probably the best meat substitute for the job. The chimichurri man salad — steak with onions, lettuce and the chimichurri sauce that gives the dish its name — was similarly tasty. The sauce to fries ratio was balanced, so that the fries were neither dry nor soggy. That said, the meat was nicely cooked but cut into miniscule pieces that made them hard to reach with a fork, especially given the comparatively large fries that lay beneath. Past the challenge of eating it, it was immensely enjoyable. The man salad is a good gluten-free option, but it’s still just sandwich filling dumped onto fries. It turns into a heaping mess of oily materials coated in a sauce of your choice, but what’s so bad about that? The combina-
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tions are generally good, with a wide variety of fillings and sauces that complement each other. When you order this item, you (should) know what you’re getting into. The sheer magnitude of this dish is a little intimidating. Multiple potatoes’ worth — you can watch the cook cut them yourself — of fries and the contents of a 12-inch sub is no starter or light lunch. It’s enough for a big dinner and lunch the next day, and for $10, that’s not half bad. After making it approximately halfway through this colossal meal, Megan remarked, “Really, the name’s the only thing holding me back.” Oh. Right.
It’s called a man salad. We had to look someone in the eyes and ask him for a “man salad.” It was flat out degrading. From where does the man salad earn its virility? Are only men capable of handling the excessive volume of food, or its high concentration of carbohydrates and fats? Must men be exempt from the light and nutritious pleasure that is a healthy and well-balanced salad? Is the “salad” itself a man? It’s worth noting that Gorgers does have salads. Normal ones with real lettuce and everything. We hope that the men who saunter into Gorgers feel safe and supported buying these salads, and that they appreciate the
numerous benefits of eating fresh greens every once in a while. We love Gorgers. We really do. It’s across the street from the The Sun’s office, and their fries, subs, and flatbread and hummus fuel our late nights. However, the name “man salad” is truly abhorrent, and we hope to see the day when none of Gorgers’ menu items are gendered. Serves: hunky sandwiches Vibe: masculine Price: $ Rating: ½ Rating once you remember it’s called a man salad: 3.5 – 2 = ½ Manliness After Eating: Megan: on a scale of one to overt sexism: way too confident Katie: on a scale of zero to 20 hours per week in the gym: seven, but talking about it all the time Associate Editor Katie Sims is a sophomore in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. Projects Editor Megan Roche is a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, respectively.
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The Inside Tip on How to Tip Like a Pro er or waitress alone; tips are often pooled and help out workers behind the scenes such s college students, we as busboys, runners or baroften get sick of the tenders. Consider your meal as same dining halls and a whole by remembering how cafes around campus; their set clean the table was, how courmenus often lead to predictable teous your hostess was and the and repetitive meals every day. quality of the meal itself. While these campus eateries are Additionally, the minimum definitely attractive to many wage for employees that receive students who can just swipe tips is much lower than the their way into the all-you-can- standard minimum wage, eat halls or utilize their tax-free meaning they often rely on tips Big Red Bucks, some days eat- to make a reasonable living. To give a 20 percent tip, ing in Collegetown or the Commons can be the solution simply divide your pre-tax total to your food woes. However, by five. For 15 percent, a little eating off-campus almost more math is required: move always comes at a price: the the decimal in your pre-tax total to the left, divide that in cost of a tip. While giving out a little gra- half and add that to the numtuity money after you have ber you got before you divided it in half. These already paid numbers give for your meal “As college students, you the may not be very common most of us have little amount of tip to add to the in other countotal. tries, tipping is pocket money to spend, entire Anything in a common but tipping is not the between is also courtesy in the place for us considered United States acceptable. If and something to cut back.” you don’t want that my parto calculate the ents used to take care of whenever I ate out exact amount (as dividing with them. When eating out $19.74 by five can be difficult), with friends, I would allow always round up; the servers them to calculate the required deserve a little more rather tip and threw in however much than a little less. When you order meals to they told me I owed. When I first left home to go to Cornell, go, whoever brings the food to I also left behind my parents’ your door is entitled to a little and friends’ knowledge of extra. After all, they likely had exactly how much to tip. to find parking, trudge in the Though many restaurants now snow and find the right door to often print out the recom- knock on, all so that you could mended tip on their receipts, get some hot chow mein from this is not necessarily true for Apollo’s in a reasonable all restaurants in the Ithaca amount of time. For orders $20 or less, tip a minimum of $3, community. Tipping can be very even if that means tipping 25 straightforward; however, fig- percent for a $12 order. For uring out what amount is con- larger orders, tip the standard sidered appropriate can be fair- 15 to 20 percent. For more ly tedious. There are even apps inconvenient orders — placed dedicated to figuring out just in the middle of bad weather or how much to tip. But instead when the restaurant is farther of using up that precious away — give a little more, as phone storage space, here are they had to rush over so that some tips on how to tip like a you could eat in the comfort of your dorm or apartment. pro. As college students, most of For restaurants, tips usually range from 15 to 20 percent, us have little pocket money to depending on how good the spend, but tipping is not the service was. If your server was place for us to cut back. The neglectful or rude, 15 percent restaurant business is a fastis sufficient. If you were part of paced, stressful industry whose a rather large party, such as a workers sacrifice their comfort club gathering, and your server for ours. Furthermore, many had to deal with a rowdier students have entered the sergroup, be a little more gratu- vice industry in order to pay itous. Consider factors such as for college, and even if you how friendly they were, how aren’t in the industry now, fast they brought you your many of these servers could be meal, whether or not they your classmates, so don’t be checked on you during the stingy. meal or if they annoyed you by checking too much. Catherine Horng is a freshman in the Remember, tips should not College of Arts & Sciences. She can be reflect the service of your wait- reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. By CATHERINE HORNG
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Fighting The Good Fight in Trump’s America BY ASHLEY DAVILA Sun Staff Writer
The stakes are real and authentic in The Good Fight on CBS All Access. This rawness is visible in the show’s opening sequence, which intersplices explosions of luxury items like aged Scotch and Birkin bags with footage of top news stories, including Trump’s criticizing the media and the rally in Charlottesville. The show’s connection to current America is even deeper than just these references. Each episode is give the title “Day XXX,” which represents the number of days Trump has been in office as each episode airs. This show does not attempt to escape or shy away from reality as some other shows do, but rather embraces the uneasiness and division within the real world. Politics plays just as vital a role as the main characters in moving the plot forward. This show mainly follows three female leads with totally different perspectives: Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) and Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie). Diane is a lawyer and a fierce supporter of women's rights for many years. At the start of the show, she was poised to retire to France but is forced to find a new job after losing all her money in a Madoff-esque ponzi scheme concocted by Maia’s father. Maia is Diane’s goddaughter and her parents were billion dollar hedge fund managers (pre-Ponzi scheme). Now, she is trying to balance her family’s scandal, life with her girlfriend and a new career. Both Diane and Maia find work at an all-black law firm called Reddick and Boseman. Lucca is an associate at that same firm who acts as a mentor and lawyer to Maia. The first episode of the second season opens at the funeral for famed Civil Rights lawyer and name partner Carl Reddick (Louis Gossett Jr.). His daughter Liz Reddick (played by Broadway star Audra McDonald) quits her job as
United States Attorney because she was admonished for tweeting that Trump is racist. During Carl Reddick’s eulogy, another lawyer says he was “born when Nazis were marching in the streets and died when Nazis were marching in the streets.” The show continues to remind the viewers that the stakes are real, especially for minorities. At the close of the last season, Maia’s father, Henry (Paul Guilfoyle), evaded prison, which caused Maia to be arrested. This season, she is out on bail with a tracking device and an impending trial date. Guest star Jane Lynch plays antagonistic FBI agent Madeleine Starkey, who hopes to catch Maia in a lie and find Henry. At the funeral, Starkey presents Maia with a picture of a woman supposedly helping her father withdraw money from an account in Abu Dhabi and also a taped conversation between Maia’s father and a woman laden with sexual content. Maia’s memory is triggered and we see her remember flashes of this woman as her tennis instructor. She remembers her in part because she was attracted to her, but now sees that she missed the fact her father was having an affair with this woman. Starkey tells Maia that if she helps the FBI find her father she will not face trial. One of the scenes that shows what The Good Fight does best is when the Lucca and the firm’s private investigator, Jay (Nyambi Nyambi), show Maia how the recording she heard of her father was faked. They demonstrate how voices can be manipulated showing her the same sexually explicit dialogue, except with the voices of Maia’s father, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Jay reminds Maia and the viewer that new technology exists that allow conversations to be manipulated. He pointedly says “mistrust everything.” This warning about the dangers of technology is ever-present in the show and also transfers to fears of the world around us. Diane Lockhart had previously embodied “the good fight” by first being the name partner at her old firm, then by bravely facing her setbacks and finding a new firm. But she has seen so much loss in her own world she is seemingly unraveling
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and numb to new developments in this second season. At the end of the funeral, as she retreats to the back of a town car after micro-dosing on mushrooms, she stares into the stars with a sense of wonder. In this moment, Diane seems to take on a different persona: one that cares less and isn’t as enraged. This shift should make for an interesting new season and fresh character arc. The Good Fight embraces rich storytelling in a way that many shows do not, making the conscious choice to elevate the narratives of highly successful women in the legal field. These stories just so happen to also be the stories of those who are often demeaned: a woman of color and a gay woman, for example. These multifaceted characters are uplifted and allowed to be different and utterly flawed, thanks to witty dialogue. It makes me hopeful to see new television shows that are not afraid to acknowledge the world in which we live. Our current political climate demands that people engage in conversation and this show helps start it. Ashley Davila is a junior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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Shay Collins Sorority Noise’s March 2 release — YNAAYT — is almost entirely composed of stripped-down songs from their 2017 release You’re Not as _____ as You Think. Many bands have released essential demo, remastered or acoustic albums. Some present wholly new takes on fan-favorite songs. Others let listeners peek behind inside the recording process and hear the band play around with yet to be finished tracks. YNAAYT doesn’t provide any such insights or revelations. It feels rushed and underdeveloped, lacking new melodies and interesting ideas. At the end of last year, a Spotify recap told me that I listened to Sorority Noise more than any other band in 2017, largely thanks to You’re Not as _____ as You Think. So I’m certain that something other than songwriting prowess is amiss on YNAAYT. The main problem with the album is Sorority Noise’s deviation from an approach that worked consistently. Since their 2013 formation, the emo quartet has excelled at pairing angst-ridden lyrics with crushing riffs. Consider “Using,” one of the band’s biggest hits from their 2015 release Joy, Departed. Vocalist/guitarist Cameron Boucher sings about going back to smoking and abusing drugs, but also learning how to “love more myself before anyone else / Become more than just a burden.” Boucher concludes the song with a declaration of selflove: “I know I’m more than worthy of your
time” over a high-energy emo arrangement. Sorority Noise hit their stride on You’re Not as _____ as You Think. The album kicks off with the anthemic “No Halo” (a song title I’ve been on the fence about getting tattooed for months), and only pauses its breakneck pace with “First Letter from St. Sean” and its lo-fi conclusion, “New Room.” The album’s best moment, however, comes just after the two-minute mark in “A Better Sun.” The band repeats an ebbing beat for the first half-or-so of the song. Boucher shouts out some of his emo contemporaries, alluding to Julien Baker’s “Sprained Ankle,” Modern Baseball’s “Just Another Face” and Into It. Over It.’s “P R O P E R.” Then, after an anxious and hilarious line — “This is the part where I did cocaine / To impress every one of my mouth breathing friends” — a massive hole turns into the sky out of nowhere, raining down volcanic ash. At least, that’s what it felt like the first time I heard “A Better Sun.” A distorted pick slide ushers in layers of wall-of-sound guitar and bass, filling the entire sonic field. But the raw emotion of “A Better Sun” is nowhere to be found in the YNAAYT rearrangement of the song. Adam Ackerman’s organ anchors the take from the beginning and, dynamically, the whole song goes nowhere. On You’re Not as _____ as You Think, producer Mike Sapone (Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Cymbals Eat Guitars)
crafted balanced, but explosive, songs. Listen, for example, to the perfect placement of the bass that comes in 40 seconds into “Car.” However, Boucher mixed and recorded YNAAYT, and the whole album sounds flat. Whereas every track on You’re Not as ______ as You Think stacked up tension that often came crashing down all at once, most of the tracks on YNAAYT fail to build tension in the first place. They’re beautiful and wellwritten songs; I loved them on You’re Not as ______ as You Think, after all. But YNAAYT will leave any listener who’s heard Sorority Noise’s previous releases wanting more. A pressing question: why did Sorority Noise release YNAAYT almost exactly a year after You’re Not as _____ as You Think? Demo and rearranged albums can give fans a way to revisit long-beloved — or long-forgotten — albums. Death Cab for Cutie released Transatlanticism Demos a decade after their breakthrough Transatlanticism’s release. Brand New put out Leaked Demos 2006 in 2016. And Sorority Noise waited a year? Stated otherwise, I’m not sure I see a place for YNAAYT in Sorority Noise’s discography. But the album is not completely without high points. “Chelsea Hotel No. 2” is a poignant, atmospheric take on Leonard Cohen’s wry ballad. Even given the talents who have recorded the song — Lana Del Rey, Rufus Wainwright — Sorority Noise’s
version feels unique and worth revisiting. Additionally, the band’s sunken, reverberant take on “Leave the Fan On” feels subtler and more haunting than the distorted, drumheavy original version. Still, Sorority Noise probably would have done better to hold on to the songs that did hit the mark and add them to a later anthology. There are diamonds in YNAAYT, but you’ll have to sit through a lot of rough music to get to them. To be fair, every album is not for every listener. I have long preferred Sorority Noise’s fleshed-out, full band releases — Forgettable, Joy, Departed, You’re Not as _____ as You Think — to their acoustic one — It Kindly Stopped For Me. In the end, Sorority Noise announced that they will be taking a hiatus following their upcoming tour with Remo Drive. Maybe the group is taking a needed creative break. Maybe this will be the last Sorority Noise release we ever hear. After listening to YNAAYT, though, (and I say this selfishly, considering that I already have my ticket to see them on tour) a hiatus may be welcome for the group, if only artistically. YNAAYT sounds like a band without many new ideas unnecessarily rehashing recent material. Shay Collins is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THE CORNELL DAILY SUN | Thursday, March 8, 2018 15
Laxers Use Hot Start to Dominate Binghamton
Petterson scores 5 goals, Piatelli adds 4 as Red beats up on Bearcats for 2nd win of season By JACK KANTOR and DYLAN McDEVITT Sun Assistant Sports Editor and Sun Sports Editor
Cornell men’s lacrosse was a force to be reckoned with on Tuesday night. Just two days after notching his first career goal against Albany, freshman attack John Piatelli led the way for the Red, notching four goals and a pair of assists in Cornell’s 182 victory over the Bearcats at Schoellkopf Field. “I was just waiting to get that first [goal],” Piatelli said. “Once I got that first one, that gave me a lot of confidence. I got a lot of selfless teammates … and I just finish when I can.” Junior attack Clarke Petterson added five goals of his own, while sophomore standout Jeff Teat, the Red’s leading scorer, put up a relatively quiet three points on the day. “Teams have been pushing on Jeff; they know how much of threat he is,” Petterson said. “I think we are a really wellrounded group and if they [shift on] Jeff, it just leaves more space for the five of us to work on the field.” After a slow start to the season fundamentally, Cornell (2-2) executed the basics well on Tuesday. “Overall it was a great, complete game,” said interim head coach Peter Milliman. “We were really proud of the way we played throughout, intensity stayed consistent right up until the end.” The Red jumped out of the gate with a dominant first half, putting up 10 straight goals on Binghamton (0-6) to start the night. While the team struggled with the clear in its first few games, Cornell seemed to finally find its groove, executing 21 of 22 clears against the Bearcats. “There was a level of patience today,” Milliman said. “We’ve been working on them pretty hard and making sure we [take] time to let the clear develop.” With the lead growing throughout the contest, the Red opted to substitute out its starters entering the final quarter and managed to notch two scores with its reserves. “We finished strong,” Milliman said. “We got some good minutes out of a lot of people and all in all [it was] a good
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Scoring spree | The Red started the game on a 10-0 run and never looked back Tuesday, cruising by Binghamton, 18-2, for its second win of the season.
answer to Sunday’s [loss to Albany].” “We were hungry to get back out on the field,” Petterson added. “This Tuesday game for us was the best thing that could happen.” Next up for Cornell will be No. 20 Penn State on neutral turf at the U.S. Lacrosse Headquarters. “I think the venue is going to be exciting,” Milliman said. “It’s a nice, new venue. [U.S. Lacrosse is] hosting a ton of games down there. I think it’s going to draw a different crowd outside of our normal recruiting and playing area.” Milliman’s squad will look to rise above .500 for the first
time this season against the nationally ranked Nittany Lions (3-2). “They are very good and we are going to have to be sharp in a lot of areas,” Milliman said. “But if we can compete on the offensive and defensive ends like [against Binghamton] and fight in the middle of the field, scrap the faceoffs, it’s going to be a battle.” Faceoff will be at noon Saturday in Sparks, Maryland. Jack Kantor can be reached at email@example.com. Dylan McDevitt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Icers Host Quinnipiac in Quarters Hoopers Hope to Avenge Cornell plays Bobcats in playoffs for 5th time in 12 years HOCKEY
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lightly. Picked to finish second in the conference in preseason polls, Quinnipiac is getting hot at the right time and is fresh off a series win at Yale in which it dispatched the Bulldogs, 5-1 and 4-1. “You don’t think of them as a ninth seed,” Schafer said. “They had some issues throughout the course of the year, but watching them on video they seem to have cleared up a lot of those issues over the last month.” The Red swept the regular season series with Quinnipiac, earning a 2-1 victory on the road in November — when the Red was No. 18 in the country and Quinnipiac No. 11 — and a 1-0 win at Lynah Rink in early January. The shutout victory was the Red’s first win over Quinnipiac at Lynah since 2011. The 1-0 win was a crucial turning point in the Cornell crease. Senior Hayden Stewart, who had made three straight starts and seemed to have taken over the starting job, sat out with an injury. Galajda found out a couple hours before gametime he’d be the starter, made 28 saves in a shutout and ended the job battle for good — Stewart didn’t see the ice again until the season finale at Union. “It’s going to be an exciting series,” Galajda said. “We’ve
played them twice this year already and they’ve been two tight games.” The Bobcats, who have four double-digit goal scorers, have also found recent success between the pipes. Their newlyminted starting goaltender freshman Keith Petruzzelli had a 1.72 goals against average in February and posted a 4-1 record. He held the Bulldogs to one goal in each of his team’s two wins in New Haven. Quinnipiac defenseman Chase Priskie has eight powerplay goals this season, with three in his last four games. Freshman Odeen Tufto leads the team with 32 assists. Both have contributed to a strong man-advantage attack. “They like the one-timer and they have Priskie out there with Tufto,” Galajda said of the Quinnipiac power play unit. “Those are two great players, but I don’t think we really change anything, we just kill the way we kill every game.” Even as things got tougher late in the regular season, the hallmark of this year’s Cornell team has been its ability to find ways to win. “We only lost four games this year, so I wouldn’t say we’re cold,” Schafer said. “[Is Quinnipiac] playing well? They’re playing well, they’re a good hockey team. It doesn’t
matter what opponent came in here ... it really makes no difference.” Quinnipiac is on a roll, and Schafer said it will be quickly evident whether or not the Red is also playing its best hockey at the right time. “We’ll find out on Friday night,” Schafer said. “I thought going down the stretch drive it was a grind. It was a grind with all the injuries, it was a grind to sustain to go to first place and capture that No. 1 seeding.” While Quinnipiac was busy dominating Yale, a bye week gave the Red some much needed rest and healing. Schafer said Tuesday he’s hopeful that junior forward and co-captain Mitch Vanderlaan, who missed the last month of the regular season, will suit up this weekend. “[Vanderlaan is] a really great player for the whole sheet of ice, all 200 feet,” Rauter said of his co-captain. “So especially with him back I think we’ll be extra lethal.” Junior defensemen Brendan Smith and Alec McCrea are also healthy, as is freshman forward Cam Donaldson. Game one Friday and game two Saturday are set for 7 p.m. If necessary, game three will face off at 4 p.m. Sunday. Raphy Gendler can be reached at email@example.com.
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3:09 left in the second half and eventually lost, 76-73, after a late defensive breakdown. “Whether it’s ball screen coverage, switching, all that, it’s going to take 40 minutes of what we’ve done before for 37 minutes,” said junior forward Matt Morgan, a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection. “We’re going to need to do it for 40 minutes, a full game, to get this win.” Featuring the sophomore duo of Ivy League Player of the Year Seth Towns and first team All-Ivy big man Chris Lewis, the Crimson’s isolation offense is tough to slow down. “They’ve got a lot of talent and a big guy in the middle who’s a load and so [we will] battle as much as we can oneon-one,” Earl said. “We’re going to try and [force turnovers], try and slow them down a little bit, make sure we’re doing our best to stay in front of our man and then clean up the rebounds.” Offensively, the showdown will be a battle of star duos. Morgan and Gettings have had success against Harvard, averaging 25 and 27.5 points per game, respectively, in the
two contests. For the Red to earn two wins and head to March Madness, its offensive stars will need to shine again, especially if the contest is determined by who can make shots in crunch time. “[The game plan] is going to be getting my teammates going early,” Morgan said. “The more that they are aggressive throughout the game, it starts to open up dri-
“[The game plan] is going to be getting my teammates going early.” Junior Matt Morgan ving lanes and shots for me. Being able to get [my teammates] shots and in a rhythm early should help not only myself, but [also] them, late in the game.” With a chance to advance to Sunday’s Ivy League championship game against the winner between Yale and Penn, the Red takes on Harvard at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the famed Palestra in Philadelphia. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU. Tim Morales can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018
In Role Reversal, No. 2 Red Faces Resurgent Quinnipiac Top-seeded Cornell takes on 9th-seeded Bobcats in teams’ 5th quarterfinal meeting in 12 years By RAPHY GENDLER Sun Assistant Sports Editor
In 2016, top-seeded Quinnipiac downed an onthe-rise Cornell team in three hard-fought games in the ECAC quarterfinals after dominating conference play all season. This weekend, the roles will be reversed in a matchup between the conference foes. No. 2 Cornell (23-4-2, 17-3-2 ECAC), the top seed in the ECAC, will host ninth-seeded Quinnipiac (16-16-4, 9-11-2) in a best-of-three conference quarterfinal series at Lynah Rink this weekend, with the winner advancing to the conference semifinals at Lake Placid. “They were on a roll,” said head coach Mike Schafer ’86 of the 2015-16 Bobcats, who advanced all the way to the national championship game. “They had a great team, we got it going late in the year there. There are a lot of similarities right now and we need to be ready … things are flip-flopped.” The Bobcats are a familiar playoff foe for the Red. After this weekend, the two squads will have squared off in the quarterfinals four times in the last eight years. Each of the last three series between the teams has gone to game three. “It seems like almost every year it’s either Union or Quinnipiac,” said senior forward and captain Alex Rauter. “They’re one of our big rivals and the biggest thing is they’re a tough team to play against, just like us. It’s chippy, it’s physical, so we need to bring that mentality and play bigger and play smarter.” In 2016, the eighth-seeded Red, who had posted a ho-hum 8-8-6 conference record, downed Union before falling to Quinnipiac in three games. Despite Quinnipiac’s ninth-place finish in the ECAC this season, Cornell isn’t taking the Bobcats See HOCKEY page 15
Best of 3 Game 1: Friday, 7 p.m. Lynah Rink
Game 2: Saturday, 7 p.m. Lynah Rink Game 3 (if needed): Sunday, 4 p.m. Lynah Rink
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Role reversal | In 2016, an up-and-coming Cornell team pushed top-seeded Quinnipiac to the limits in a hard-fought quarterfinal matchup. This weekend, the Red is the ECAC’s best and will host a squad playing its best hockey at the right time.
Red Takes on Harvard in Ivy Tourney
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Madness | Led by All-Ivy picks Matt Morgan and Stone Gettings, the Red is two upset victories away from earning a bid to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010. By TIM MORALES Sun Staff Writer
A 126 day long season will come down to what could be one final game this Saturday as the Red takes on Harvard in the semifinals of the Ivy League basketball tournament. The Red is two wins away from earning its first NCAA tournament berth since its historic 2010 season in which it advanced to the Sweet Sixteen — but, as
the No. 4 seed, the team isn’t the favorite to punch its ticket to the Big Dance. The Crimson, who swept the season series between the teams, is the first to stand in the way. Harvard won the first matchup thanks to a second-half comeback and emerged victorious in last weekend's contest in double overtime. But none of that matters now, as the winner moves on for a chance at the
NCAA tournament and the loser heads home. “Regardless of what happened this season, we made it in and it’s like a new season,” said junior forward Stone Gettings. After qualifying for the Ivy Tournament last weekend with a win over Dartmouth, two Columbia losses and a Princeton loss, the team is confident in its chances against the top-seeded Crimson and is anxious for redemption. “I think everyone is happy that we made it. It’s been a goal of ours to get to the tournament,” said second year head coach Brian Earl. “We’re putting that behind us now and now we’re getting back to work with a team that we think can go up pretty well against.” “This is what we’ve been working for all year,” Gettings said. “We knew we just had to make it into the top four.” With its first goal of the season achieved, the Red will shift its mindset to finishing strong, something the team has struggled with, especially against this Harvard team. “We’ve been there twice, right on the cusp,” Earl said. “[We] held the lead for most of our first game here and took them to overtime there.” The Red led Harvard for 14 consecutive minutes in the second half of the first matchup, but lost the lead with See BASKETBALL page 15
Morgan and Gettings, Leaders of PlayoffBound Men’s Basketball, Earn All-Ivy Selections Just ahead of the Ivy League postseason tournament, Cornell men’s basketball was honored with two All-Ivy selections on Tuesday. Junior guard Matt Morgan earned a unanimous first-team selection and classmate Stone Gettings earned a second-team selection. Both played major roles in leading a squad ranked sixth in the preseason poll to fourth place and a spot in the conference playoffs. Morgan’s first-team selection comes after two second-team appearances in his freshman and sophomore campaigns. The guard once again upped his scoring averages from the previous two years, ending the regular season with 22.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. Gettings earned his first All-Ivy selection after a stellar transition from a role player into one of the Red’s top scoring options alongside Morgan. The forward recorded a 39-point game against Delaware earlier this season — the highest single-game total for a Cornellian since 1960 — and finished the regular season with averages of 17.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists. — Compiled by Joshua Zhu
Published on Mar 8, 2018