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Smoking Ban Vote Tonight By Charles W. Kim The Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the proposed smoking ban tonight, according to a meeting agenda released by the school. President Peter F. Burnham presented a plan to end smoking on all campuses starting Jan. 1. If approved by the board, students, staff, faculty and visitors will only be able to smoke inside their own vehicles, according to a draft of the implementation plan, which was obtained by the

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Stall last month. As the board decides the fate of smoking at school, college staff is starting a massive communication and smoking cessation program to help students deal with the ban. The regularly scheduled meeting tonight at 6:15 p.m. is open to the public, according to the agenda. A committee of Governance studied the issue last semester and narrowly voted to ban smoking on the campus. The meeting was held, despite the absence of

several faculty members due to a conflicting union meeting. Governance Chair Avis McMillan announced during the panel’s last meeting that several initiatives would be starting during the fall term to both educate students about the ban and assist those that want to quit the habit. Chief of Police William Sanford said that his main concern regarding the new ban was how compliant the students and staff are.

Sanford said that as long as there was a good amount of compliance, his officers would be able to deal with the ban. A large number of individuals violating the ban, however, might be a challenge for the department, according to Sanford. Violators could face a summones to Middletown Municipal Court on a disorderly persons charge, Sanford said. The charge would result in an arrest appearing on the violator’s permanent

record, Sanford said. Burnham said during an interview last month, that the school may also develop administrative procedures that violators could face including fines and possibly withholding transcripts or other school records until the fines are paid. Burnham, a former smoker himself, said he believes it is time for the college to truly become smoke-free and also said he wished smoking would be totally removed from the campus property.

SLB Prez Requests Second Rep By Charles W. Kim Student Life Board President Alec Moran is asking Brookdale’s Governance fourm to add another a student representative to Governance’s Steering Committee. "I would like Governance to clarify the role of the student representative," Moran said during the Oct. 5 forum. "We should (also) increase the student representatives to two for continuity and consistency." Moran, who also serves as the single student representative to the standing Steering Committee as well as SLB president, said adding another representative would bring the BCC student body committee's representation in line with other groups represented with two members. In addition to increasing the number of students on the committee, Moran

File photo SLB President Alec Moran wants another student appointed to Governance

said he wanted to see a clarification in the Governance Constitution as to what duties the student representative(s) actually have and to make sure they have a "standing goal." "I would like to know the reason (for the student representative)," Moran

said. "I would like to know what the representative is supposed to be doing." Governance is a decision-making body consisting of students, faculty and college staff that discuss and recommend changes in all aspects of college life including academics,

parking, and other issues, according to a brochure explaining the body. Meetings between the various committees and general forums are held on alternate Tuesdays during the college hour, according to the organization.


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Freehold Campus Renovations Offer More Services The Stall By Kim Viola The recently completely remodeled branch campus at Western Monmouth is very convenient and is now equipped with almost all the services that the main Lincroft campus provides. Located on Route 9 in Freehold, this campus now offers the opportunity to apply to Brookdale as well as being able to apply for financial aid. Another service this campus provides is counseling. Students can set up all of their counseling appointments at this campus and may also register for classes. Western Monmouth offers classes in the fall, winter, spring and summer semesters. A few other convenient services Western Monmouth provides are placement testing rooms, group study rooms, ID cards, ordering books, tutoring by learning assistants and a small library with many research and information books available for the students. On the first floor of the building are 29 computers where students can print and photo copy for free. This campus also has a lounge area with couches, tables, a TV and vending machines. “Going from taking all of my classes at Lincroft to taking them all at Western Monmouth has made my life so much easier.” Andrea Rago, a 19-yearold third-semester education major, said, “It’s much closer to my house; there are always open computers to do my work, and always someone ready to answer any questions I have.” An 18-year-old first semester undecided major, Gina Viola, said “the writing learning assistants helped me with my paper so much. My experience at this campus T

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BCC photo Renovations at the Western Monmouth Campus are allowing an increase in services for students.

was much better than the one I had at the Lincroft writing center.” Many students and staff said, they felt that the location is one of the best parts of this campus. Aimee Friedman, a 21year-old, third-semester education major, said that she thinks the most beneficial part of taking classes at Western Monmouth is “location, because it is so easy for me. It’s right off Route 9.” Nate Spare, a 19-year-old third semester humanities major, said that “Western Monmouth is 7-12 T U D E N T

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GLBTQ Club Jumpstarts ALLY Program By Jordan Edmond “Nearly, nine out of 10 GLBTQ students experienced harassment at school in the past year and nearly two-thirds felt unsafe because of their sexual orientation,” reports a ten-year study by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network. Bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation happens frequently and often around the United States. Brookdale has taken on a proactive approach to this problem and is focusing on creating a safe and inviting environment for everyone despite one’s lifestyle

called the ALLY program. “The name “ally” is about being an ally or friend to those who need this safe space, rather than an acronym. This is a national model, also called Safe Zone at other campuses,” says Director of Student Services, Branch Campus & Higher Education Centers Karen Archambault “Often, students feel like their differences are not understood or accepted on campus, and this program is intended to make sure that all students have someone to talk to.” “Though the (GLBTQ) club president is supportive of the program,

this came from the staff and faculty, rather than from the club. Because this is a national model, several people across the campus wondered why we didn’t have such a program and decided to work together to start it,” Archambault said. The initiative has training days for faculty and staff so that they may become more familiar with the program and the obstacles that many students face and how to help a student along their way. Part of the Brookdale Conversations from the Diversity Council, the first meeting is Oct. 8, from

noon to 2 pm and an RSVP is required via email at ally@brookdalecc.edu. According to Archambault, 58 individuals representing 33 different offices and departments on campus have already signed up to be involved. Looking to make everyone feel safe and secure as outlined in the ALLY program objective, “…volunteers intend to demonstrate dignity to all members of campus regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, age or ability.” The program asks volunteers to put an ALLY

symbol in their office space or on their door to, “signify that within their space all people will be treated with respect.” “The response has been extremely positive,” says Archambault. “What has been the most encouraging is the number of different offices and departments who want to be involved. This really demonstrates the commitment of the campus to inclusion and diversity.” For more information you can contact the GLBTQ ALLY group by email at ally@brookdalecc.edu

Rutgers’ Suicide Brings Strong Reaction By Christopher Reeves From talk show host Ellen Degeneres, to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the reaction to the suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi has spread like a forest fire across the nation with some students holding vigils on college campuses. "I think it was a hate crime. Honestly, the dude wanted his privacy, and

his roommate left him be then does something like that?” said Sean Morgan,19, a fourthsemester business major from Neptune. Brookdale students had differing views on the severity of Clementi's roommate’s alleged actions. "What those kids did to him was just a bad prank gone wrong. If he didn’t take his life, we would

have never heard about this.” said James Watson of Red Bank. Clementi's sexual encounter in his dorm room was allegedly streamed online by his roommate Dharun Ravi and his friend Molly Wei, according to published reports. The online stream exposed his orientation. Shortly after, Clementi reportedly jumped to his

death from the George Washington Bridge. His Facebook status on Sept. 22 read "Jumping off the gw bridge sorry," according to an article published in the Asbury Park Press. "Those two probably shouldn't have decided to film this gay dude having sex. In this situation, it was clearly an invasion of space.” said Jeff Lara 18, first-semester journalism

major from Howell. “Within this social system, people collapse emotionally. Obviously if being a homosexual was part of the norm, would this have happened? Or what if it were a heterosexual person who committed suicide, would there be such an issue?" asked David Jamal, 20, second-semester criminal justice major from Eatontown.

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Local Victim Describes Cyberbullies By Brian Menkes According to the site, stopcyberbullying.org , "cyberbullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against another minor. Once adults become involved, it is plain and simple cyber-harassment or cyberstalking. It has become a problem with Facebook – as the technology and numbers of users go up, so does the number of incidents. It is tough to find someone to come out and

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speak about a personal issue, and in this particular case someone has. Lisa, (who spoke to The Stall on the condition that her name would be changed), a 25-year-old from Manalapan, has been dealing with harassment and bullying since she was 14 years old. She was called fat throughout the hallways in high school, made fun of for her appearance, and ridiculed for music preferences. As she got older, the torment only grew worse. Lisa reported experience with an aggressive boyfriend who would put her head between his legs and thrust, as well as push her into walls and lockers. The abuse didn’t stop there. One night at a party, she

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was given the date rape drug and repeatedly sexually molested by – to the best of her memory – at least two guys. Lisa kept it all to herself, and told no one for over a year, hoping that would keep the word from spreading.

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Since it happened near where Lisa lived, rumors flew fast. Before she knew it, her Facebook wall and message inbox were overflowing with hateful words and horrible messages. “People I didn’t even know were looking me up just to call me a slut,” Lisa said. After more than a year of bottling it up, Lisa decided to seek professional help. “To this day, I still seek therapy four times a week,” Lisa said. “I used to write poetry and short stories to help me cope with it, and looking back they are incredibly depressing.” Lisa maintains she is in a better place today than she was when the events first took place, but the memories will stay with

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her forever. “A guy came up to me at work and approached me and said, ‘I heard you gave head to eight guys in a row once.’ Who has no heart to say something like that to someone?” Lisa said, noting that she set him straight about how she was raped and shut him up quite quickly. This took place several years after the incident, which shows that while the event has passed, the memory burns on forever. “I am getting better, but I still have the days where I am so depressed I don’t want to get out of bed,” Lisa said, explaining that she agreed to this article to show others the damage cyberbullying can cause.

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Former Officer Wants DADT Repeal By: Allison McKenzie For years, gays, lesbians and bisexuals have served in the military. However, they have not been able to serve openly because of a ban that prohibits them from disclosing their sexuality to their comrades or leaders. In 1994, President Bill Clinton passed the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” or DADT law to alleviate the prejudices and crimes that plagued many gays, lesbians and bisexuals in the military. The only compromise was that those who were targeted could not reveal their sexual orientation. Unfortunately, the ban only generated a work place where homosexuals Charles W. Kim photo constantly lived in fear of being discovered because Former Air Force officer Reichen Lehmkul speaks to students about his experiences being gay in the military Oct. 7. of the discrimination they would face. Yet, many are slurs. In addition, he also speaking at universities or unaware of the ban and received threatening colleges about the issue. its effects. notes in his locker from As member, he became Reichen Lehmkuhl hopes time to time. “I almost so dedicated to the cause to change that. While gave up” he said, “But I that he even went as far speaking at Brookdale, he thought about how hard I as writing a letter to recounted the days that worked to get there and I President Obama, urging led him to enter the wanted to serve my him to resolve this military and eventually country.” After five years, controversial issue by speak out against DADT. he had became captain lifting the ban. “Bring the Inspired by his and was honorably change you promised, Mr. grandmother, Lehmkuhl discharged. President,” he said. decided to join the United But, the ban has He then went onto win States Air Force Academy. CBS’s Amazing Race backfired and instead, During that time, he reality show in 2003. homosexuals are being began to come to terms Lehmkuhl chose to use hunted down and with who he was. his notoriety from the perfunctorily removed Lehmkuhl knew that he show as a platform to from the military like was gay, but what he did speak out against DADT. animals. On recounting not know was that he was He also wrote an his days in the Air Force, not the only one in the air autobiography entitled, Lehmkuhl described what force that was. He soon “Here’s What We’ll Say: happened when members befriended others who Growing Up, Coming Out of the military found out had faced the same and the Air Force,” which that someone was gay. experience but not without chronicles his journey to First, the cadet would attracting attention. One his true self. He later vanish in the middle of the night, Lehmkuhl endured joined Then, their the Service night. “mind rape” by men who Members Legal Defense belongings would be discovered that he was Network, which aides taken for “investigation gay. They entered his gays, lesbians and purposes.” Afterwards the room and placed a bisexuals who are parents of the cadet would laundry bag over his discharged from the be notified before a head. In the darkness, he military because of their mental evaluation took was overwhelmed with sexuality by providing place. The mental blows to his body and them with legal help or evaluation was then T

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followed by a period of time where the person was detained an awaited trial like a criminal. As a result of this, in 17 years, 14,000 men and women have been humiliated by these “Removal Procedures.” The cost for these procedures is $43,000 a year. Yet, the removal of these men and women continues to go unnoticed. Those who oppose the removal of DADT, do not wish to see the law repealed. Unfortunately, some believe that during a time where the country is recuperating economically now is not the time to lift the ban. Also, others believe that repealing the ban will only leave heterosexual men “defenseless” in the “onslaught of sexual advances of gay service members.” However, these claims are based on ancient stereotypes that have existed since the beginning of our nation. The discrimination that the LGBT community now faces in the military is a reflection of the prejudices and racism that has stained American history. In the past, women and African-Americans were banned from entering the military. Lehmkuhl said it was “historical rhetoric.” The struggle to end the discrimination that barred these minorities from entering the military was a tedious one, but in the end justice prevailed. However, that did not instinctively ease the tensions in the military. Over time, though, it became typical to see men and women, white or black serving together in the military. In addition, Lehmkuhl pointed out that studies have consistently proven that integrating the military’s heterosexual C

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and homosexual members would leave no one harmed. “There have been over $100 million dollars’ worth of studies done on DADT…showing that gay people should be allowed to serve openly” he said. The Military Readiness Enhancement Act, led by Patrick Murphy, a U.S Representative of Pennsylvania’s 8th District, seeks to correct the mistakes that DADT has made by integrating homosexual and heterosexual men and women in the military. Robert Gates, the Secretary of Defense and Admiral Mike Mullen are just a few of the people who have agreed that the ban needs to come to an end. But, with the ban still in place, Lehmkuhl says that, “We are ashamed of our gay service members.” Most people are unaware that the ban even exists. When asked why they were attending the DADT lecture, Brandon Hecht a Business Management Major from Marlboro, New Jersey replied that he knew very little of the ban but came because he wanted to learn more. On the other hand, others knew more of the ban. Karl Bauer a Computer Technology Major in his second semester, said that he was “outraged” that the ban prohibited those who were willing to die for their country. The debate on this issue will be determined in 2011 when the Defense Budget is voted on. Until then, Lehmkuhl will continue to speak out to end the discrimination gay service members are facing. He said, “We just want equal rights; we want the opportunity… to be equal.”

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Students Carve Up Halloween Gourds By Katherine Kim & Thomas A. L. Martino On Oct. 5 during college hour students got to paint pumpkins for fun while others participated in its third annual pumpkincarving contest. Votes by a panel would be made and the first prize winner would receive a $75 gift card to Brookdale’s Bookstore. The second and third prize winners also received $50 and $25 gift cards. This year ’s winners include Chris Tessenholtz for first place, Yesenia Hammock and Brittany Williams tied for second place withAdam Zaeakowski,SamJoe Correa placed third. Although some students were hesitant at first, they got involved once they got the materials they

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Charles W. Kim photo Joe Correra, the third place winner, slices the top of his pumpkin in the SLC Oct. 5.

needed. Both the Student Life Board and members of the Haunted Theater ran this event. The goal was to not only provide a chance for students to wind down from their hectic schedules, but to

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also promote this year’s Haunted Theater at the Performing Arts Center. This year ’s theme: “1,001 Ways to Die,” is a great and scary way to enjoy the Halloween season. “Last year we got

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over 2,100 people come to the event,” stated Theater Club President Joe Correa. But for those who are afraid to go, there is an “Interactive Fear Free Tour.” This tour is great for younger

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audiences. Games are provided and members of the younger generation get to be detectives on a case. “Last year we had 78 student volunteers, a few alumni, and some community members come help out.” This is their ninth consecutive year performing this event after a break in their shows. According to Correa, the alumni that come and help out every year make it easier for new students to learn their tasks for the haunted theater. Some of the alumni participate as make-up artists, set designers, and assistants to faculty. “This is my fourth year doing this;” Correa said, “It’s becoming a great tradition here at Brookdale.”

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Talking Heads “Can you describe a time when a photo, a status, or a conversation posted on Facebook was held against you or caused controversy?” By Holly Williams “I’ve never had anything like that happen to me personally. My friend, who was dating this guy from Brooklyn, had a fight with him and he drove down from Brooklyn to see her and work it out. It didn’t, and when he went home he posted ‘never drive an hour to see a girl who doesn’t care’ and she saw it and was really upset.” Joyce Abboudi An 18-year-old, first semester undecided major from Oakhurst

“This didn’t happen to me, but there was an incident in Newark. There was a fight with the place they were going to meet posted on Facebook, in downtown Newark. And there was a lot of trouble and it went on for a couple of weeks until they arrested them and they’re still in jail.” Dashon Jones A 19-year-old, second semester English education major from Newark “When my friend’s girlfriend posted that she was breaking up with him on Facebook and didn’t bother telling him in person.”

Nicholas Delfino A 19-year-old, third semester business management major from Middletown

“Not really, just a status I posted when I was hanging out with a friend and another friend saw it.”

“You know, I deleted my Facebook recently, but not because of anything bad, it interfered with homework. I don’t put anything up that can be perceived that way.”

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An 18-year-old, first semester radiology major from Farmingdale

A 20-year-old, third semester psychology major from the Atlantic Highlands

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Holocaust Survivors Remind Audience Of Real Horror By Krichynah Lima To many people, singers, actor and actresses are considered celebrities; but for Kent Grechus, a 44year-old former Brookdale student from Middletown, the Holocaust witnesses are celebrities. Three of these witnesses were heard on Oct. 4 at Brookdale’s Student Life Center. Allan Ostar, Peter Verdicchio and Donald Reinhold, Seabrook Village staff members and eye witnesses of the Holocaust, answered the audience’s questions after a screening of the film “We Were There”. The event attracted people interested World War II and the Holocaust T

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besides people to whom the Holocaust represent part of their personal history. People like Tana Gelfer, 70, who was born in Germany and came to America in 1949, escaping from death in the concentration camps. “There were 15,000 children (in the concentration camps). I’m one of the hundred that survived,” said Tana Gelfer, a Czechoslovakian concentration camp survivor. According to Dale Daniels, executive director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education Center here at Brookdale, the movie exhibition and the eye-witnesses’ speeches T U D E N T

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are part of an effort to never let people forget about the Holocaust and to combat the ‘deniers’. Ostar, one of the witnesses, shared an observation he made during his trip back to the concentration camps in 1993. “Every new recruit of the German army is taken to a concentration camp (..) because they are the generation that is called deniers,” Ostar said. “My goal is to transfer as much information as possible to the public, so anyone would say it never happened.” “It was real,” said Peter Verdicchio, the oldest of the three witnesses. “You can hear about it,

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but it’s not like you have seen it yourself,” completed Donald Reinhold, one of the Seabrook Village Staff who contributed in the movie “We Were There”. Despite technical problems in the beginning of the question session, the audience showed interest, raising questions about the psychological impact of witnessing genocide. The witnesses took the opportunity to share some of their worries about the present and future generations. “If you pick up the paper any day, you can read about what’s happening in so many parts of the world; and we are still seen, witnessing, with the

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advance of fast communication, people are still behaving this way to other people. (…) I hope we can educate people about the value of human life,” Ostar said. “If it hadn’t impacted us psychologically, any of us would be here today preaching,” Verdicchio said. The eye-witnesses were warmly applauded after their speech. People were still waiting for their turns to speak in person to the former soldiers. “It’s a rare opportunity to get to hear someone like them. They’re like celebrities to me,” said Grechus, for whom the subject is a personal hobby.

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Extremist Church Spreads Hate By Brian Harris On Oct. 11, the notorious Westboro Baptist Church was in Brooklyn and Manhattan to picket at three separate Jewish schools. The group was at these locations to spew forth their misguided and downright hateful slant that these malcontents spew forth. Since 1996, you can find some sort of WBC protest on a daily basis from anywhere from their home base of Topeka, Kansas, to anywhere in the U.S. The main source of vitriol from the WBC is anything that remotely puts homosexuality into a positive light. They attack every other religious group known to humankind, from Judaism to Hinduism and most notoriously the Catholic Church as a breeding ground for homosexuals. According to this “church,” which is mostly made up of Phelps, his children and various other relatives and in-laws, if you are not one of them, you are on a direct slip ‘n’ slide to hell. These “Christians” will protest at anything, from Kansas City Chiefs games to schools to even the funerals of soldiers who’ve died overseas, with the reasoning that the soldier ’s death was a result of “God punishing the US for tolerating abortion and homosexuality,” according to head idiot Rev. Fred Phelps. These extremists, which is the best way to describe these people, spew forth on a daily basis, use something that is supposed to be T

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positive, in this case Christianity, and then completely and utterly bastardize it by spouting their bigotry-riddled lies and nonsense. The WBC’s view, in my opinion, makes them just as much of fanatics as Al Qaeda or any other extremist group. Extremists, whether they are religion-based, like the WBC, or more socially based groups like Friends Stand United or the Animal Liberation Front, feel that they are going to be successful in getting their point across with their ham-fisted ways, but in reality, they are doing far too much more harm than good. These idiots are good for one thing though.Their usagainst-them, hate-filled rhetoric forces people to look at what they truly believe in. For most people, their God is one that spreads a message of benevolence and love. When people who believe in God, T U D E N T

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whether it’s the Christian God, Yahweh, Allah or whomever else, hear this hate spewed from religious extremists like the Westboro Baptist Church, it calls into question what exactly do they believe. My purpose for this article is not a call to atheism or agnosticism, per-se.I was spurred by the actions of the zealot assholes of the WBC in New York the other day. They are the perfect example of what I feel is the fundamental belief between faith, which is simply a belief in a higher power and religion, which is a certain belief in a certain being. I’m of the opinion that you don’t need religion to have faith, and it is not a bad thing to believe in something that isn’t yourself. However, do not let anyone have any influence on your beliefs whatsoever. (Photos from the church website)

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Brookdale Happenings Haunted Walking Tour of Asbury Park Upcoming Activities

Be prepared for a truly haunting experience, as many have reported the chilling touch of phantom hands, the vision of ghostly orbs and even heard the soft tinkling of calliope music long since silenced.

Date: Friday, October 29 Time: 8:00 p.m. Location: Paranormal Books & Curiosities: Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Many of the stories heard during the walk are also featured exhibits in the Paranormal Museum next door, so be sure to check out the museum as well!

Cost: $2 for students, $5 for staff, $10 for community members. Sign up at the SLC Info. Desk. Experience the haunted past of this 'City by the Sea' with a moonlit stroll through Asbury Park’s historic downtown and boardwalk. This is fun and spooky walk includes macabre tales of murder, mayhem and marauders along the Jersey Shore.

Still cameras are welcome, but video and audio recording are prohibited.

I Love You Mommy! Is a heartwarming tale about a young girl from China who was found and brought to a place so foreign and new, and now has to call home. Thursday, October 21 6 p.m. SLC Navesink I & II S

Discounted Tickets to Camp Evan’s Haunted Hike of Horror! Near Wall HEC. Join Infoage as they transform the abandoned military base into a horrifying 1/2 mile of terror! Brookdale Students (with valid ID) $10 General Admission $12 Children under 5 $5 Children’s Train Ride $1

Walkers should be prepared to walk at a leisurely pace, but comfortable shoes are recommended!

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The Asbury Park Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and is suitable for enthusiasts of all ages.

Join the Student Life Board for their Annual Halloween Dance! Food, Music, Dancing, Fun! Spooktacular Decorations! Thursday, Oct. 28 7 p.m. SLC Navesink Rooms $1 for students in costume, $3 for students, $5 for community Valid Student I.D. needed, pay at door

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Next to Normal on Broadway—10/21, tickets at Info. Desk Terror Behind the Walls Bus Trip—10/27, tickets at Info. Desk Haunted Asbury Walking Tour—10/29, tickets at Info. Desk 4th Annual Food Drive—11/1, Various Campus Locations The Art of Tattooing Lecture—11/2, Nav III, 11:45 a.m. Ghost Hunters Lecture—11/4, Nav II&III, 6 p.m. Human Race Machine—11/8-12, MLK Lounge, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Final Four Leadership Lecture—11/9, Nav II&III, 11:45 a.m.

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10/9, 10/15, 10/16, 10/22, 10/23, 10/29, 10/30 7-11 p.m. Visit http://www.campevanshaunt.com for more info

Tickets still available for Next to Normal! Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family just trying to take care of themselves and each other. Transportation to the show is on your own. Date Thursday, October 21 Time Show starts at 8:00 p.m. Ticket Cost -$25 for students (limit one) -$80 for faculty/staff -$90 for community members Buy your tickets at the Warner SLC Info Des

Brookdale Student Life & Activities LOCATIONS: Office Warner SLC 101 Info Desk/Ticket Sales MLK Lounge ID Cards & Club Room SLC 109 Student Arcade SLC 114 At our regional locations the Student Success Center Generalists are great resources for Student Life & Activities information CONTACT INFO Info Desk: 732-224-2500 Office: 732-224-2390 E-mail: studentlife @brookdalecc.edu

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Haunted Theater Readies Frights By HilarieAnn Yard Haunted Theater is reaching out from the grave for your help. "1001 Ways to Die," this year's presentation, is searching for donations of a few items including dryer sheets that have been used approximately four times, "dead" appliances that can be stripped down, a nonfunctioning microwave, plastic jars of all sizes, light colored sheets and fake plants, trees and potted plants. The idea is to recycle toward creating this year's bloodiest, scariest, live haunted space. “The special effects are different each year and what make this Haunted Theater so impressive. The students outdo themselves in makeup and set design," said Sherri Vanderspiegel, supervisor of the Performing Arts Center, discussing what makes Haunted Theater one of Brookdale’s most popular programs. The Haunted Theater is in its eighth year and is completely run by student, alumni and faculty volunteers. The bloodchilling maze is a walking tour of horror through a transformed PAC with surprises throughout the building. "Come at Your Own Risk" tours will take place 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct.28, Fridays, Oct. 22 and 29, Saturdays, Oct. 23 and 30 and Sunday, Oct. 24. The tours are continuous Oct. 22 and 28, from 6:00 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 23, 29 and 30 and from 6:00 pm until 9:00

pm on Oct. 24. "Child friendly fear free" afternoon tours will be given from 2-4 p.m. Saturdays, Oct.23 and 30. Tickets are $8 for community and $5 for BCC students with valid ID with a two-ticket limit. The child friendly Saturday afternoon tours are $5. All sales are made at the door. For ticket information, call the Performing Arts Box Office at 732-224-2411. Parking is free and is easiest from lot 2. Please contact Vanderspiegl to arrange for donations drop-off. She can be reached at

732-224-2522 or svanderspiegel@brookdal ecc.edu. You can also check out the Haunted Theater online at www.brookdalehauntedth eater.com.

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The Voyage To Comic-Con By Kathrine Kim and Thomas A.L. Martino When you hear the words: “AnimeFest” or “ComicCon,” normally you would automatically assume they’re nothing more but a large quantity of people much like the cast of the “Big Bang Theory” TV show in costumes asking aging actors and writers for autographs in a strange language from an old comic or TV series that nobody knows or cares about. The reality is that you would be both right and wrong at the same time. These conventions (Cons for short) do have a large number of die-hard fans dressed to the nines as their all time favorite character from a comic. But what you don’t know is that there is an even larger amount of everyday working average Joes going to these Cons too. And the reason why is because it’s a fun place to be. This was our first time going to the New York AnimeFest and ComicCon. It was much of what we did and did not expect. Walking into the Jacob Javits Center was like walking into a brand new store with an opening sale like no other. It was a festival. There was food, drink, music, and a great deal of free “freebie” giveaway items. Contests and raffles were everywhere. One raffle was to win a 2011 Ford Focus. Test drives were also offered to anyone who was interested. Of the original 100 students attending a visit to New York, 20 of us were standing in the center amongst the large crowds exploring the T

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vendor booths that sold everything from key chains and comics, to costumes and accessories. But that wasn’t just the only thing you could do. There was something for everyone. Video game demos and newly released games were provided for all game consoles and systems. This included PC games too. From Capcom to Sega, from Playstation to Nintendo. Tournaments for a variety of games where online multiplayer is common were played under Local Area Network or LAN as its commonly known. Other tournaments that also took place included Magic and the classic Dungeons and Dragons. These activities make the ComicCon a video gamers’ paradise. For those not into comics or video games, autographs and photo ops with a large number of T U D E N T

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Stan Lee who helped make these colorful giants into the easy-to-read funfilled action stories that spark our children’s minds. Although Japanese Animation and graphic novels have only been around since around the late eighties early nineties, it has grown to be very popular. So even though you may not understand everything about these ComicCons, it would not hurt you to take a chance and visit one. For a small admission price, you can have a great deal of fun for a day. A ComicCon is a big festival with a lot of food, music, and fun. If you bring along some friends, you can have the time of your life while making memories that will last.

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Band Plays Sounds Of Ecuador By Thomas A.L Martino On Tuesday Oct. 12 at the SLC Navesink room III there was athe first-ever Live at Lunch event that had taken place with a four-piece band from Ecuador called ANdes Manta. The members (who all happen to be brothers) of Andes Manta are; Fernando, Luis, Jorge, and Bolivar Lopez. The band comes from the capital city of Quito and started at a remarkably young age using what they traditionally did as many other children in Ecuado,) according to the band’s website. The website also states that they made the various flutes and panpipes out of natural bamboo. During the performance, all four brothers had explained at what each instrument was meant to do. The attendance in the

Thomas A. L. Martino photo Andes Manta, an Ecuadorian folk band performs in the Navesink room during Live At Lunch Oct. 12.

audience was great and both students and faculty alike seemed to have liked the show. Marco Castillo, a fifthsemester business administration major from

Ocean Township said that he ”was very happy and pleased to see a band from my home country come to play Brookdale.” Also as a surprise, the band had picked some

volunteers from the crowd: Faith Archer, Josh Harasty, and Evan Parrot. The three students each played an instrument assigned to them along with the band and the

music came out vibrant, natural and you felt like you were one with nature with all of the sounds that were played at the live show.

Let Vampire Novel Into Your Reading List By Mary Brienza Let Me In (also known as Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist is such a popular book that two movies were made about it. I decided that before watching both movies, I would read the novel. It was amazing, and absolutely one of the best vampire novels I have ever read. I’m a fan of vampire novels, from the Sookie Stackhouse series to ‘Salem’s Lot to the Historian to the Strain to yes, even Twilight. I also have a habit of watching movies that have any hint of vampirism in it, although there are some I have on my must see list. When it comes to vampires, I am a bit of a purist and like the dark, blood sucking, sun T

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melting creatures of the night, not so much the sparkling ones. This book contains the old-school type of vampire, with a few twists. The characters in the novel are fleshed out, convincing, and welldeveloped. This book is not for the faint of heart, it is for those who like the Stephen King and Clive Barker version of horror, not the Stephanie Meyer type. It contains graphic descriptions of abuse, bullying and other adult themes. However, it adds to not only the character development, but the overall tone of the story as well. I enjoyed the several overlapping subplots involving the secondary characters, and the T U D E N T

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Counsel Corner Help Is Always Here By Raven Halliwell Over the past few weeks, there has been a record amount of suicides among teens for all sort of different reasons. I myself have contemplated suicide myself for years and yes, I have even attempted several times. What most people don’t realize is that there are places to go that one can talk to when they are at their wit’s end. There is always someone that can lend a hand or even a shoulder to lean on. No one is truly alone. There is always somebody that you can talk to. I know everyone is talking about the student from Rutgers as if to say that it never happened before. But news flash folks; this is the most recent of many suicides related to homosexuality. I am here to tell you folks that yes, this issue is serious and for once, I am going to focus on the Gay Community and the issue at hand. Yes, Virginia, there are gays in the world. Sometimes people say things in passing that

most people would raise an eyebrow to but that get ignored. Has it ever occurred to anybody other than me that perhaps these are subtle cries for, not attention but help? A lot of people in the gay community are strong of will and refuse to come out and ask for help. Sometimes we have to do it for them. Sometimes we have to take the initiative and get the help that they need. There are so many people out there who do nothing but sit around and talk people through their problems. Please make use of them. If you or someone you know are having problems and need someone to talk to, understand that there are options. They can talk to friends, family, teachers, counselors or volunteers from the numbers listed here. Be someone’s hero. Suicide Hotline1: 1-800SUICIDE Suicide Hotline2: -800273-TALK LGBT Hotline: 1-800843-4564 LGBT Teen Hotline: 1800-246-PRIDE

K-Mart=Chic? By Jordan Edmond KMART, once known for squeaky shoes and grandma prints, is now ready to take the fashion scene by storm! With fashion ads gracing the pages of ELLE and VOGUE, Kmart is wonderfully deceiving us all and making the frugal style-set proud. Well on its way to climbing the style ladder KMART is aiming to be more like TARGET and less like WALMART. T

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Buy A Piece Of BCC By Paul Williams Brookdale is now giving everyone a chance to have their name permanently associated with the school. Through the "Buy a Brick" campaign, which is being run by the BCC Alumni Association, current or former students, faculty or the public, can purchase a 4'' x 8" brick with their name engraved on it. All bricks will be placed in a dedicated area, the "Winners Circle," in the courtyard of the Student Life Center next to a bronze replica of Brookdale's own Regret, who was the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby in 1915.

Bricks range in price from $100 to $1,000, and all purchases are taxdeductible as they will contribute to various Alumni Association programs, including scholarships. Everyone who buys a brick will have their name published in the alumni newsletter. All orders are on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Once all the spots in the circle are filled, no more bricks will be available for purchase. For more information, including ordering and the availability of any remaining spaces, contact the BCC Alumni Association by phone at 732-224-2260.

Visit the Stall website www.stall.brookdalecc.edu

Ecuadorian Exhibition Cuisine Delights

Thomas A. l. Martino photo Dining Services chefs prepare an Ecuadorian exhibition meal in the cafeteria Oct. 12. The crew will be at the pans again Oct. 28 for a tasty interpretation of Halloween.

meat, vegetables, and rice, no one could ever dare say “no, thank you.” And while many students were pleased with the musicians from our “Live at Lunch” special, nothing could top it off better with fresh food hot off the pan with drink and dessert.

By Katherine Kim Once again we were dazzled as our leading chefs from our Brookdale staff took pan in hand and blew away our taste buds with the Ecuadorian Exhibition Oct. 12. With a spicy sauce mixed in a medley of

Samples of delicious drinks were also offered as well to not only promote new choices, but also to satisfy any cases of burning tongues from the spicy salsa sauce. The next exhibition is going to be a Halloween theme on Oct. 28.

brookdale international education center

%XPERIENCETHEWORLD ASYOURCLASSROOM 765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738-1543 (732) 224-2345 www.brookdalecc.edu An equal opportunity/affirmative action institution

3TUDYABROAD THROUGH"ROOKDALE Earn academic credit, participate in service learning or intern abroad. Programs offered in Winterim, Spring, Summer and Fall. Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify. The International Education Center is located on the Lincroft campus in the MAC building, Room 114. Office hours are 8:30am – 5pm, Monday–Friday. Please call (732) 224-2799 or email: international@brookdalecc.edu to get more information.

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BMTH’s Album Should Be No Secret By Brian Harris “There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret” is the latest release from English metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon. The new album really showcases just how these bringers of noise have grown as a band from their last album, “Suicide Season”. The biggest thing you notice on the new album is how BMTH is no longer incorporating more electronic aspects for the hell of it, there’s now rhyme and reason for their use of another British subgenre called dubstep, the biggest proponent of this being the band Enter Shikari. This album reminds me a lot of the iconic posthardcore band Glassjaw

with its melding of different genres. The use of electronics really help get vocalist Oli Sykes’ deeply personal and venom-riddled vocals on a whole other label. The opening track,

“Crucify Me”, which features guest vocals from Canadian electropop singer LIGHTS, deftly uses a cross-section of both ambient and drum ‘n’ bass to get across Sykes’ words, which illustrate his

inner struggles. It is commonplace for a band after they’ve put out a couple records to make a record that sees them experiment with new sounds and styles. For a majority of bands,

this move is often disastrous and hard to recover from. However with songs like “Alligator Blood” and “Don’t Go”, BMTH have escaped this fate, for “There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret” is not only a very ambitious and successful beefing up of their sound but also acts as a blueprint for other bands to successfully try new things sonically without losing their loyal fan base. As a whole, there’s a plethora of amazing tracks on this album to not only satisfy hardcore BMTH followers but also a great way for people , like myself, who only have listened to them a little bit get the full BMTH experience. ****

‘Dissent’ Still Packs Punch After 30 Years By Brian Harris Three decades is a very long time. Thirty years, 360 months, 10,950 days, you get the point. It’s a very long time for any band to stay together for that long, let alone a punk rock band. Though numerous changes to both their lineup and their label, Bad Religion has been at the forefront of a movement that’s been challenging the status quo since ’77. Their newest full-length, “The Dissent Of Man,” is release number 15 for them and they’ve shown that while they have gotten older, the message of questioning what society as a whole holds dear as well as the biting, intellectual lyrics, the double harmonies and the locomotive-like pace they set at every show hasn’t dulled one bit. On this album, you can T

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see just how well Bad Religion’s songwriting has matured. The band has tweaked its sounds to give the album as a whole more of a Bruce Springsteen/Tom Petty feel on a couple of the songs like “Cyanide” and “I Won’t Say Anything.” Longtime fans of Bad Religion shouldn’t be discouraged at all because guitarists Brett T U D E N T

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openly asks for something new to believe in, “Hey scientist, please save us from our rainy days, Because your counterpart in the magic art is manufacturing judgment day. There's a fell wind blowing out of the east, bringing famine, drought and plague. Well now, at least that's what they say.” For Bad Religion fans who are looking for “Suffer” 2.0, they’ll be disappointed. What people who pick up “The Dissent Of Man” will get is yet another solid showing from punk rock’s elder statesmen. The other thing that “The Dissent Of Man” shows that just because every song’s not a minute and a half- long, doesn’t mean that the message doesn’t lose any punch. ****

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Prescription Drug Abuse Rising On Campuses By Suzy Albanese College kids are experimenting with prescription drugs meant to help treat ADHD. Adderall, a psychostimulant, has become increasingly popular among college students. The drug is used to lessen hyperactivity. However, students not suffering from this problem are using it to pull “all-nighters” to finish lastminute homework and even to stay up all night while drinking and partying. “Even though I know it’s

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Lady Blues Earn Division Nod By BCC Athletic Staff For two consecutive weeks, a Jersey Blue women’s soccer player was named the Division III Player of the Week. First, Brookdale freshman midfielder Sara Shaughnessy (Howell) was honored for her efforts in a 2-0 week for the Jersey Blues. The Howell native capped off the week by recording a hat trick against Cumberland County College, scoring all three goals of the game on four shots. She now leads the team for the season with 11 goals, and sits eighth in the Nation for scoring with 36 points (15 goals, 6 assists). Then, freshman Elyse Umansky (Freehold) was named the goalie of the week after her part in a

stretch of two shutout victories over Manor (8-0) and Prince George's (7-0) last week. In 180 minutes of play, she saw 12 shots on goal and had a perfect save percentage (1.000). Elyse is the seventh-most prolific keeper, with a GAA of 0.70.

Upcoming Games: Regular Season: Montgomery Rockville@ home 10/16........................Noon Essex@ home 10/19....................3:30 p.m. Post Season: Region XIX First Round..............10/23 Semifinals...............10/26 Championship........10/30 NJCAA National Tournament...........11/411/6

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Jersey Blues players Sara Shaughnessy (left) and Elyse Umansky were both recently named Division III players of the week.

New Nets Season Can Only Improve By Brian Deakyne Last year, not much went right for the New Jersey Nets, who finished 12-70. In fact, the only thing that went right was the fact that they did not break the 1972 Philadelphia 76ers record of the worst team in NBA history. The Sixers went 9-73 that year. Last season, despite looking strong on paper, New Jersey floundered early, and started out 018, the worst start in league history. From that point-on, the Nets were virtually ruled out of any playoff chance as they witnessed attendance plummet, along with the attitudes of players and coaches. This year, everything is changing in New Jersey, from the man calling the plays to the arena where the Nets call home. The Nets hired Avery T

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quality players and will be expected to put up at least 20 points per game. Alongside Lopez in the front-court will be firstround pick Derrick Favors out of Georgia Tech. Standing at 6’10, he provides a physical, offensive prowess that has been missing at the power forward position in New Jersey since Kenyon Martin left six years ago. Terrance Williams, who was drafted in the first round last year out of Louisville, needs to be a key contributor for a team who is looking for someone to help out Lopez and Harris. There is no question of skill for Williams, it’s simply a matter of will he settle down and become the natural scorer he was in college. If so, New Jersey may have a powerful team on their

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hands. Bottom Line: Once again, the Nets, who honestly have not been good since 2002-2003, will have a solid team on paper. Last year, all the players under-achieved, especially at the beginning of the season and that lead to a dismal 0-18 start, and eventually, the 12-70 final record. This year, things will chance if Johnson displays a winning-type attitude and it seems that he will. The question isn’t will Harris and Lopez be leaders because everyone knows they will. What this season will depend on, however, is how everyone else performs. If it’s all positive, then they will have a good season, if not, well, we all saw how that worked out last year.

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