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Smoking Ban Likely By Brian Harris At the Governance forum on April 13, the proposed recommendation of the College Life Committee to ban smoking on all BCCowned or leased property was approved by a vote of 46 people for, 31 against with four people abstaining. The turn-out for such an important vote was less than usual because there was a Faculty Association meeting scheduled for the same time. When the College Life committee, co-chaired by Anne Marie Sparaco and

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Alison Fitzpatrick, presented their two recommendations to the forum. There was a lot of concern raised over not only the recommendations, but how they were to be voted on. One man complained that there seemed to be a focus on the particular recommendation to totally ban smoking here at BCC with little or no consideration given to the committee’s other recommendation.

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Brian Harris Photo This is you can potentially see all over BCC property as early as this fall.

Campus Mourns Counselor By Brian Harris This past Friday, April 16, Brookdale lost a valued and highly respected member of its family. Earl Teasley, who was a counselor here as well as an adjunct in the school’s sociology department, died unexpectedly after being admitted to the Kimball Medical

Center in Brick. A prayer service was held on campus April 19, which was led by Torina Armstrong, who worked with Teasley in the student development department . School Photo According to Dr. Stephen Curto, Counselor Earl Teasley director of student died suddenly April 16. d e v e l o p m e n t prayer gathering services, “The was a wonderful

outpouring of affection yet also grief and sadness for the loss of Earl. I think we are all in our own way terribly saddened and shocked and will be feeling this loss for some time.” Teasley was a much-liked member of the Brookdale faculty. In a statement,

Brookdale president Dr. Peter Burnham spoke of the many different and positive way that Earl Teasley impacted people’s lives here at Brookdale.

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By Charles W. Kim Contract negotiations between the faculty union and the administration may have reached an impasse, officials said April 15. “At this point, there are a lot of differences,” Brookdale President Peter Burnham said. “Negotiations have been

challenging.” The current three-year contract, ratified by the union in September 2007, runs out June 30. Burnham said the expiring contract provided a four percent a year average pay increase for full-time union faculty members. Salaries for instructors

increased from a minimum of $44,968 in 2007 to $48,090, with a maximum instructor salary of $87,830 in September 2009, according to the contract. Professor salaries increased from a minimum of $67,082 in 2007 to $71,209 in 2009 with the maximum salary

range from $117,174 to $124,310 in 2009, Pay for associate professors and assistants also increased at a similar rate and the agreement also included changes about promotion for union members.

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April 22, 2010

Police Alert Students About Thefts

The Stall Brookdale Community College 765 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, New Jersey 07738 Telephone (732) 224-2266

By Thomas A.L. Martino Police are warning students and staff to keep their vehicles locked and valuables out of sight due to a recent rash of breakins to several cars in the school’s parking lots. Laptop computers and navigational devices were a few of the items reported stolen in the last month leading to an alert from police April 15. Messages went out on the college Web site and through the text messaging system advising people to keep doors locked and windows up. Car theft incidents at Brookdale have always been an issue for the campus police, according to Chief of Police William Sanford. “People do not safeguard their belongings,” Sanford said

Editor-In-Chief Brian Harris Contributing Writers/Photographers Eric W. Cheavers Jr. Jordan Edmond Samatha Garibaldi Charles W. Kim Katherine S. Kim Kim Klipper Linda Maresca Thomas A.L. Martino Luciana Silva Christiana Wallace Justin Worsley Faculty Adviser Debbie Mura

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during a recent interview. “(The item) is going to get stolen.” Sanford said people get too comfortable with leaving their property unattended, inviting others to steal their property. “You are giving people an open opportunity to take your property.” Sanford said. In the last two months, there have been 17 thefts, according to police records. Of those thefts, about $1,900 in cash and merchandise were reported stolen in February as well as an additional $508 in charges made to one of the stolen credit cards, police said. A similar theft in March led to about $1,400 worth of merchandise being charged to a stolen debit card. In that case, a

Brookdale student was arrested and charged with the theft, police said. Additionaly, two laptops computers and two Global Positioning System (GPS) devices were also reported stolen during the month, police said. Sandford said there is a market even for stolen used textbooks at the end of the semester when students can turn them into small amounts of cash at the Scroll & Pen Bookstore. “The end of the semester is the worst time of year (regarding thefts) for us,” Sandford said. Once something is stolen and the incident is reported to the police department, detectives begin an investigation and can sometimes recover the items, but it is usually hard to close these types of cases, Sandford said.

“It is very, very difficult to come up with a suspect,” Sanford said. To protect valuables, Sandford suggests students keep their possessions secure and supervised at all times. One of the reasons these crimes are so hard to solve, Sandford said, is because the evidence is the item that is stolen and leaves the scene with the suspect. “The solve rate is the lowest of any of the crimes out there,” Sandford said, but added his detectives have solved several cases and made arrests. Sanford also warned would-be thieves that they will be fully prosecuted when caught.

Brookdale Campus Police Blotter All items in the police blotter are taken from the official report by the Chief of Police to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Police responded to 765 calls for service during the month of March 2010 including 11 motor vehicle accidents, nine first aid calls, three fire calls, nine thefts, one disorderly person and made two arrests. March 1 - A women’s purse was reported stolen from LAH, room 211. Property was later found in parking lot #5 with all her belongings, and returned to the owner. March 3 - $380.00 worth of property was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in lot #6A March 4 – A BCC employee reported that her personal laptop was stolen from her office in the Arena. March 4 – A BCC employee reported that his Brookdale-issued laptop was stolen from his unlocked office in MAN 119. March 5 – A BCC student used his hand to break a pane of glass in the College Greenhouse. Case was turned over to Student Affairs. March 9 – A GPS system was reported stolen from a vehicle in parking lot #1. March 10 – A BCC student was arrested for consumption of alcohol by a minor after being found drunk on the steps of LAH. March 13 – The Lincroft Fire Department, along with a county MONOC first aid, responded to the 2nd floor MAN elevator for two people who were trapped. Due to medical issues with one of the trapped parties, the elevator doors had to be removed. Victim was treated at the scene and released. March 17 – A BCC student reported that his money clip with $26 cash, a gift card, debit card and other personnel property were stolen from Autotech. Victim also advised that his debit card was used to purchase over $1400 worth of merchandise. Another BCC student was charged with the theft. March 23 – A GPS navigator was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in lot #6. T

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Parking Rage Rampant On Campus By Linda Maresca (Editor ’s Note: The following is an editorial by a Stall staff writer.) Parking lots #4 and #5 are increasingly becoming the location of near road rage incidents. The parking situation at Brookdale is nothing new. Cars are rushing into Lots 4 and 5 driven by students trying to get to their classes in the ATeC, CAR and MAC buildings, turning it into a three-ringcircus every afternoon. But this event has no signs of the boisterously friendly atmosphere of a circus. In fact, it can get down-right scary. The sight of aggressive gestures, coupled with the sounds of blaring horns and heated words coming from open windows as cars speed around other cars that are trying to pull in or out of spaces makes

it an almost daring feat just to attend class. It seems safe to say that there is not one student at Brookdale who has not experienced some sort of “parking lot rage” at one time or another. “It was so scary! This girl parked her car and got out and came up to my window and was screaming and cursing at me when I pulled into a spot,” said Kim Klipper, a 19-year-old, secondsemester journalism student from Toms River. “I just pulled back out of the space and left. It took me another 10 minutes to find another spot, but I didn’t care, I just wanted to get out of there,” Klipper recalled. This was a very wise course of action on Klipper ’s part, as the situation was very precarious, and she had

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no way of knowing if this girl would become physically violent. Incidents of road rage are quite common in the news. On March 15 in Charlotte, N.C., a teen was shot when confronting another car full of teens who supposedly cut in front of his car at a gas station, and the same day in Bloomington, Illnois, a 16year-old was stabbed in the arm when he followed

another car that supposedly harassed him at a highway traffic light, according to internet news sources. The term “road rage” refers to aggressive or unsafe driving resulting in anger or aggression in another driver. In Brookdale’s case, it results from the issue of “who got there first” when acquiring a parking spot. With the situation becoming increasingly out

of control, it is time for students to strive to change it. Everyone has a bad day. Everyone has issues, good or bad, that follow them to school and influence their moods and actions, but it is up to them to keep the situation in perspective and to stay calm. Try to keep in mind that every student is here for the same reason. Like that of tensions occurring all over the world, it takes just one person to change the situation from aggression to compliance and diffuse it on the spot. It is up to each and every Brookdale student to rely on their own maturity and intelligence to stop the chaos in the parking lots. There is enough anger in the world. There is no need for it at Brookdale.

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On Campus Housing Studied By Jordan Edmond On-campus dormitories are being considered as part of the 2020 Educational Services Master Plan. The ESMP, which is produced by administrators, faculty and staff for the current and future students and employees of Brookdale, is not set in stone but is a proposed framework for Brookdale’s future. “I would totally live on campus to get away from Brookdale Photo my house, worry about Students tour the Lincroft campus during April. The college school and that’s it,” said Michael Kneipp, 19, a will study on-campus housing for the future. social science major from atmosphere,” said for it. Keansburg, when asked if business manage-ment His major requires that the idea of dorms major Daron Prippen, 21 he travel to Lincroft for all appealed to him. his core courses multiple of Freehold. “All we do at (Brookdale) Craig Rogers, a 19- times, he liked the is come here for class year-old mechanical prospect of, “…not having and leave. Dorms create engineering major from to drive or worry about a totally different Long Branch was also all getting work done

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because, I would be much closer.” The ESMP noted that about 25 percent of the community college sector nationwide provides oncampus housing to students. According to an April 2009 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, there is a growing trend of community colleges building on-campus housing. The question is whether or not Brookdale should join this brigade. The general manager for capital projects and facilities, Robert Southward said, “If I were the king of the world, I’d say yes…But, it’s not that simple.” The ESMP recognizes that residential life programs offer opportunities as recruitment and retention tools, as well as the chance to expand learning communities into living communities. “Instead of going away to a four-year college new students could go to Brookdale and get the same experience,” Rogers said. Said social services major Justin Jones of Matawan, “It would (enhance the college experience) because you’d get to leave home and get that independent experience without going so far away.” Some students at Brookdale commute from outside of the county because the community colleges in their counties don’t offer their major. Manor Hussein, 20, of Old Bridge says she wouldn’t personally choose this option but said, “It would be good for the students that had problems commuting.” C

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Since on-campus housing wouldn’t be large enough to house all students, priority housing would have to be in place. Some suggestions are that local students have less of a priority slot. Instead, international, outof-state, and athletes would have first choice. “Student safety is (the) No. 1 (concern),” Southward reported. “A subset to that is access control, student management, and campus security.” The ESMP reports that in order to create an effective residential community there will be a need for increased student services. Offices that currently close in the early evening or on weekends, such as the Student Life Center and dining services would be problematic. Expenses for these services would sky-rocket. Still, Southward explains, “Tuition would only increase for people who stay in the dorm. It would be a separate expense.” Finding ways to cut cost on the project is detrimental in making dormitories a conceivable option for Brookdale. Southward points out that instead of building from the ground up, “It is much more financially effective to outsource.” Don’t expect dormitory building to start just yet, though. Preliminary research of, community college dormitories, began in fall 2008 in preparation for presentation to the Board of Trustees. Southward made it clear that, “(It is) probably going to be a very long time before Brookdale makes their final decision.”

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NJ Transit: 833 Bus Line Safe By Brian Harris As talked about in the previous edition of The Stall, one of the many changes to be made by NJ Transit in order to balance their budget would be the elimination of the 833 bus line, which runs from the Red Bank Train Station to the Freehold Raceway Mall. This bus is also the only way that students can get to the Lincroft campus. At the March 26 public forum meeting that was held at the Long Branch Middle School, both BCC students, faculty and administrators spoke out against the proposed cutting of the 833 line. These Brookdale representatives voiced their feelings on what this line means to a growing number of students. On April 14, NJ Transit

sent out a press release stating that the proposed fare hikes and cutting of certain services has been approved. There will be a 10 percent raise in bus fare, from $1.35 to $ 1.50 and a 25 percent increase in all rail fares. There’s also will be service cuts to both rail and bus lines, but the 833, which is a vital component to many students here at Brookdale, will not be cut due to what NJ Transit referred to as “customer feedback.” The big victory that comes out of this is not only did the 833 bus line get saved, this victory shows that people can get their voices heard and actually get something accomplished.

File Photo NJ Transit bus 833 stops at Brookdale. The route will remain despite threats to end the service last month.

Diabetic Students Have Tons Of Home Work By Luciana Silva Karina Pereira died five years ago in a car accident after she passed out and collided with a tree. She was a 22-year-old Brookdale student at the time. According to her family, the Ocean Township resident had been diagnosed with diabetes six months before the accident and that was the cause of her death. “Being a diabetic is a full-time responsibility, and there are several measures you will have to take to ensure you keep your health on track,” said Pamela Charmin, 18, freshman, from Long Branch, who was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008. According to Dr. Lindsay Madden, a general T

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considerations that influence this. The type of diabetes diagnosed depends on the etymology of the disease, Madden said. A diagnosis of Diabetes Type 1 is most often consequent to genetic factors, whereas a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes is generally resultant of lifestyle factors. Diabetes is noncontagious, that is to say, it cannot be transmitted from one person to another. “Your immune system is not compromised when you have diabetes. However, people with diabetes should get regular flu shots because any infection can interfere with blood-sugar management,” she said.

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Students Give Gift Of Life During Drive By Linda Maresca Brookdale students and faculty streamed into the Student Life Center ’s Navesink 1 room on April 13 to donate the gift of life, blood. The semi-annual blood drive was coordinated through Central Jersey Blood Center, and took place between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. As of 1p.m., approximately 25 pints of blood had been collected. “We haven’t been terribly busy, but it has been steady,” said Joy Paduano, the director for the blood drive. “So far we have had 25 donors and anticipate a total of at least 50 before the end of the day,” Paduano said. The only requirements needed for donating blood was that the individual had to be 17 or older, weigh a minimum of 120 pounds, and have no history of Hepatitis.

Linda Meresca Photo Criminal Justice major Chris Harrison, 20, of Brick donates blood with the assistance of Central Jersey Blood Center technician Kristie Collins April 13.

Some students did not show up to donate blood, but to show support for friends who did. “I’m here to support my friend, Jackson. I gave

blood once and I passed out, so I don’t do it anymore,” said Rebecca Farina, a 19-year-old, second-semester, psychology student from

Manasquan. “I was going to donate, but I didn’t have my ID on me, so I just came show my support,” Miki Sato said. Sato is a 19-year-

old, final semester, business student from Long Branch, and friends with Jackson Zheng, who was donating blood at the time of this interview, and Farina. “I like giving blood, I’ve done it before, and today they are giving you a free Duncan Donuts gift card,” said Jackson Zheng, a 19year-old, fourth-semester, business student from Atlantic Highlands. “Needles don’t bother me, and it is just the right thing to do,” said ChrisHarrison, a 20-yearold, third-semester, criminal justice major from Brick. For those who missed the blood drive and wish to donate, contact the Central Jersey Blood Center in Tinton Falls, or the American Red Cross at www.giveblood.org.

Student Board Honors Departing Treasurer By The Student Life Board Every once in a while we are graced with someone whose pride and work ethic creates unprecedented standards and raise the bar significantly for future successes. Such has been the case for the Student Life Board’s treasurer and chair of Brookdale’s finance committee Joseph Hayes, who has served his role and his college with honor and distinction for the past two years. A resident of Tinton Falls, Hayes graduated Monmouth Regional High School in the top 20 percent of his class and came to Brookdale as a New Jersey STARS student on a full tuition scholarship. He was recruited into the Student Life Board at T

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Brookdale’s new student orientation and climbed the ladder of success to a position of executive leadership at end of his freshman year. While chair of Brookdale’s finance committee for the 20092010 academic year, Hayes initiated new finance regulations to improve Brookdale’s fiscal SLB Photo responsibility, funded Outgoing SLB treasurer Joe student activities and Hayes will graduate from clubs/organizations. He Brookdale this May. also created policies to Matt, and I wear earthimprove the efficiency of tone colors more often funding proposals. than him as well. I also The oldest of triplets, it like long walks on the is sometimes difficult to beach.” distinguish Joseph from Joseph finds time to his brother Matthew as play baseball, basketball, they look exactly alike. volleyball, and ping-pong. Joseph reportedly says He is also an avid“I have longer hair than snowboarder and often Matthew, so it’s pretty compares himself to easy to differentiate. I’m Olympic snowboard and about an inch taller than T U D E N T

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gold medalist Shaun White. “Shaun White is pretty good, but I’m better,” Hayes said. Never one to boast or brag, Hayes is also hoping to say a few words at this year’s graduation commencement on May 16. It is on this day that Joseph Hayes will no longer be a Brookdale student but a Brookdale graduate. Reports conclude that Joe is extremely excited about moving on to pastures new. Joseph has been accepted into Rutgers University’s School of Arts & Sciences for the Fall 2010 semester. He wants to be accepted into the School of Business after a year at the School of Arts & C

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Sciences to work toward a BA in Accounting. Readers should be assured that Joseph’s commitment to excellence and will to succeed will surely bring him great things in the years to come. He describes himself as a “goal-driven and careeroriented person with a commitment to total professionalism.” He also notes that he is a “responsible team player who is dependable and trustworthy.” Given Joseph’s own assessment of himself, the only thing left for him to figure out is whether his next move in life will be fiscally responsible. Thank you Joe, we wish you the best!

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Talking Heads What Is Your Favorite NJ Beach And Why? By Thomas A. L. Martino “McCabe Avenue Beach, in Bradly Beach, is a clean family beach, clean water, and not overly crowded..”

“Seven Presidents Beach (Long Branch) is clean, usually not too crowded.”

Jamie Hawley A 23-year old environmental and earth sciences major from Middletown

Brittany Palmisano A 20-year old health science major from Long Branch

“I love Pier Village because there is always something going on, and it’s so beautiful.”

“Deal Beach in Deal. It’s the best surf spot in the area.”

Marissa Cohen A 19-year old theater major from Marlboro

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Brookdale’s Campus Crusade for Christ By Kim Klipper “I’ve been involved in Campus Crusade for Christ since 2006 and from being in this organization, I have been able to have many friendships with people who have similar morals as myself,” said Cassandra Thompson, who is a 22-year-old, fourth-semester English major from Keyport. Brookdale’s Campus Crusade for Christ is a non-denominational Christian organization whose purpose is to know Jesus and to make him known. Anyone can join, even if they are not Christian.

Every Tuesday there is a prayer meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The prayer meeting is held in SLC 109 cubicle #4 and gives members a chance to lift up prayer requests collected at the meetings on Thursdays and anything else that the “Lord has put in our hearts,” Thompson said. The club meetings are held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Thursdays. During those meetings, the group plans outings and activities and also prays. Campus Crusade goes on a trip to the Radiate Conference every year during the college’s winter break.

The Radiate Conference is held with members across the country from different Campus Crusades groups. Here they learn how people can radiate Jesus in their lives and others lives. Seminars are also held to teach students how to “win their friends to Christ, build them in their faith, and send them out to win, build and send all over again.” A dance on New Year’s Eve is also held. This year ’s conference was held in Boston and according to Thompson “it was a great time.” At the April 1 meeting, the group started off with

opening prayers then they did a message on worship songs, then another prayer. After the opening prayers, members talked a little bit and got to catch up with one another. There was also a speaker who read from the gospel of Matthew. Campus Crusade for Christ members are very enthusiastic about this organization. Katey Jeffcoat, a 21year old, fifth-semester math science major from Keyport says that BCC’s Campus Crusade for Christ brings out her “fellowship of the people and God.”

Ben Elk, who is the vicepresident of the organization and a 20year-old, sixth-semester criminal justice major from Aberdeen, said that the group is an “oasis, and we can gather together to seek what it means to be a Christian and to be to worship God.” For more information on The Campus Crusade for Christ, visit their Facebook page or go to the meetings held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in LAH 302 on Thursdays or the prayer meetings from 11:45 a.m.to 1:45 p.m. in SLC 109 cubicle #4 on Tuesdays.

Former ‘Hidden’ G.L.B.T. Club Now Shining By Samantha Garibaldi Ten years ago, Professor Dennis Elgrim, founder of Brookdale’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender or G.L.B.T club, tried very hard to keep the club afloat for as long as he could. Fortunately, he did just that but unfortunately had to keep the club a secret. If anyone wanted to be involved and attend the meetings and gatherings, they would have to contact Elgrim through email or via phone to find out the information. There were no flyers or posts about each meeting on the school Web site; absolutely nothing showing that the club even existed. Elgrim always had to change the location of the club to keep it hidden from the rest of the school. Once Elgrim had stepped down from his position in the club, Keith Heimann, a professor at Brookdale took over, and it has been a public club ever since, “and now T

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members from the club go together to the AIDS walk that’s held in NYC. They also try to keep their political view very well known in the club for example, by being very active in the legalization of same-sex marriages in New Jersey, which failed last year. “I feel it is very important for the students to participate and be shown how their rights could be taken away, so that they realize the reality of the world today,” Heimann said. To stay a club at BCC, GLBT has to attend a service project per year, so this year they volunteered at the Center in Asbury Park, which helps people who have HIV/AIDS. Heimann said the group also attends plays in NYC and goes to movies together. Another interesting thing about GLBT is during their meetings they have what they call Share, Dish, Bond and Bitch, which literally means what it sounds like. It gives the

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students a change to openly talk about their current relationships and their week. Some students even use the time to vent to other students about someone who made them mad over the course of the day. It seems to be a way to let out all the anger and frustrations freely. There are many positive , but also some negative, topics that club members discuss. For example, one student was talking about how many teachers at Brookdale make very derogatory comments about the homosexual community. “Almost every semester at least one student tells a story of either a professor or an adjunct making a very crude comment toward homosexuality” Heimann said. “I have found that the biggest problem on campus is that professors will sometimes ask how our boyfriends or girlfriends are doing and how the relationship is

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going, assuming that heterosexuality is the normal orientation, it does not personally affect me but it does affect others internal feelings,” said Sarah Gensheimer, a 20year-old, fourth-semester psychology major from Wall. Club members have also run into conflicts with other students who treat them differently because of their sexual orientation. “A man was sitting next to me during one of my classes, and it turns out that he was a heroin addict, who was always very nice to me, but once he found out I was gay, he started to literally snub me,” said Mike Dellaporte, a 22- year-old, psychology major from Freehold. “My classmates, I have noticed have been treating me differently since they found out that I was gay. Some have even moved their seats further away from me and personally I think it is just ridiculous” Gensheimer said.

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Famous Psychologist To Speak By Brian Harris He’s known for the widely known and controversial Stanford Prison Experiment and also for being the narrator of the PBS series “Discovering Psychology,” and now Dr. Philip Zimbardo will be the featured guest via Skype at Brookdale Community College’s International Psychology & Poetry Festival which takes place 7 p.m. April 28 in the Warner Student Life Center’s Navesink room I. Zimbardo has been lauded as one of the most distinguished living psychologists. He has published more than 50 books and 400 professional and popular articles and chapters including “Shyness,” “The Lucifer Effect,” and “The

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Time Paradox.” In his ground-breaking social psychology study, the Stanford Prison Experiment or (SPE), Zimbardo highlighted the ease with which ordinary college students could cross the line between good and evil when caught up in the power of situational and systemic forces. His latest research looks at the psychology of heroism, asking “What pushes some people to become perpetrators of evil, while others act heroically on behalf of those in need?” Zimbardo’s research asks of students, “Are you a hero-in-waiting or an exploiter-in-waiting?” The power that comes from being put in the role of a guard, the ease of

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cheating that technology offers to students, the freedom given to Army reservists to do as they pleased with Iraqi prisoners, the protection of the Catholic Canon which is provided to Catholic priests each provide different critical opportunities for ordinary people to be heroes or exploiters. Zimbardo’s appearance will focus on the Heroic Imagination Project (heroicimaginationproject. org), a global education initiative, and answer questions on what it takes to become a hero and how we can help others to rise to the many challenges we face. For more details on the event and register for the free event, call 732-2242799.

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April 22, 2010

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Campus Mourns Beloved Counselor Continued from Page 1. “Among students and staff alike, Earl was universally popular and respected as a student development specialist and, most important, as a person of integrity,” said Burnham. “Besides serving with distinction for a number of years in Brookdale's Governance as a member of the Steering Committee, he also led a Student Communication Task Force which developed and implemented several student-friendly initiatives. Among these several accomplishments is 'DirectConnect,' which is a successful studentretention program that provides new students with contact information with a Brookdale employee who has inside information on how to get whatever help the student needs,” Burnham said. “Outside of Brookdale,

Brookdale Photo Earl Teasley, far right, stands with Gov. Christopher Christie and an unidentified man in an earlier photo.

Earl was the chair of the Monmouth County Human Relations Commission and did a lot of great work throughout the region protecting the rights of people who were marginalized and oppressed,“ Burnham

continued. “I've always known Earl to be an outstanding individual, a person totally committed to student service. We offer our sincere condolences to his family. All of us at Brookdale will miss him

greatly,” concluded Burnham. Students also were impacted by the loss of Teasley. Student Life Board president Alec Moran was quite upset about the loss of Teasley. “Earl Teasley was my

Contract Talks At Impasse Continued from Page 1. In addition to the ending of the 2007 contract, a second figurative clock is ticking due to a new state law mandating state employees in contracts reached after May 21 are to pay 1.5 percent of their salary as a contribution for health insurance coverage, something they haven’t previously had to pay for at the college, Burnham said. The new law, one of three signed by Gov. Christopher Christie on March 22, goes into effect on contracts entered into after May 21, according to a press release from Christie’s office. In addition to having state workers contribute to their health coverage, the three bills also cap T

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counselor, the man who got me involved with Governance, but above all else, he was my biggest supporter here at Brookdale,” Moran said. “He always took time to speak with me and also guided me in the right direction ,” Moran said. Moran continued, “I remembered one time when Earl sat with me for three hours to make sure I had myself in order. He’s the man I credit with my involvement here at Brookdale and had it not been for him, I would still be the student who didn’t do much other than study.” “I am at a loss, but I am glad for one thing,” Moran concludes, “No matter the tears that follow his death, Earl touched my life in such a positive way and I am certain he helped countless others. Thank you, Earl, I will miss you.”

Smoking Ban Continued from Page 1. One of which was to increase awareness of the current policy, the removal of some “negative” gazebos and also the offering of programs that would help people quit smoking. However, this recommendation wasn’t even considered as there was confusion as to how to vote on the two options. The decision that was made by Governance chair Phyllis Shafer was that the people gather were to first vote on option one, which was the total ban on smoking, and if that wasn’t passed that option two would then be voted on. Some of the people who attended brought up the idea of voting for either option C

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one or option two but those concerns were ignored. The debate over the subject was impassioned and animated. However, the issue of smoking on campus hasn’t been closed as Goverance only approved the committee’s recommendation for a college-wide banning of smoking and the recommendation still has to be approved and ultimately implemented by a special presidential task-force.

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Late Jersey Artist Still Inspires By Katherine Kim Although silent, figures stood frozen in time and space at the Monmouth Museum on the Lincroft campus, their inanimate actions speaking louder than words could describe. You could look at them and see their story. Nothing had to be said. You knew everything as you looked at them. They are the product of the late artist George Segal, an artist that is well known around the world for his unique attribute in sculptures. A resident of South Brunswick Township in Middlesex County, Segal made timeless sculptures using plaster and live volunteers in unique and realistic poses. His most well-known sculpture, “Depression Breadline,” has been displayed for many years at the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., capturing part of the Great Depression of the 1930s. In later years, Segal did more painting, Julia W. Fiorino, who is the museum’s public relations coordinator, said during an exhibit of Segal‘s work

April 10. It was one thing he enjoyed as much as sculpting, but was given a different priority. Although he is gone, his artwork and legacy live on in the sculptures shared with the world. Brookdale got to see some of Segal’s work at an exhibition at the Monmouth Museum. “We were really excited about this exhibition. It was one of the most important ones in the last decade for our museum,” ; “It truly is a wonderful opportunity to see these in real life in our community.” With his daughter, Rena Segal, also supervising; Avis Anderson, the executive director of the Monmouth Museum, supervised a team of professional movers who delivered and installed the artworks that Segal made during his lifetime. Layouts were made prior to installation to protect the artwork and guests from any potential harm. The exhibit included Segal’s sculptures and paintings. It also included photos of Segal at work taken by fellow artist, volunteer, and friend, Don

Katherine Kim Photo Monmouth Museum visitors view the work of the late South Brunswick artist George Segal April 10.

Lokuta. Children under the age of 10 were not allowed to see this exhibition. But kid-friendly exhibitions were available to give them fun activities to do in a safe and secure environment while parents went to view the Segal

Exhibit. These exhibitions known as the “Wonder Wing” and the “Becker Children’s Wing” are fun expos for kids in elementary school. But not to worry, there are more exhibitions coming soon for eager young minds to see in the main gallery. On April 10, Rena Segal and Don Lokuta provided an opportunity to share their experiences with Segal during his career at

a benefit at the Monmouth Museum to help support Segal’s exhibits. The purpose of the Monmouth Museum, established in 1963 as a private, nonprofit organization, is to present and support activities which enhance the understanding and appreciation of cultural, scientific and artistic endeavors. The exhibit ran from Feb 28 to April 11.

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The Static Page: Soundtrack Of My Life By Brian Harris Everyone has those songs that they never skip over when they come up on their iTunes shuffle. The myriad of reasons that people can like a particular song can range from something as mundane as the bass line is catchy to more meaningful reasons like the backstory of the song is just like an experience that some person may have had at some point or another in their life. It’s been said the music that a person listens to is an extension of their personality. My choices are no different as each song represents not only a different aspect of my personality but also a different point in my life. With all of that being said, here are my five favorite songs of all time, in no particular order.

The third single off of their 1987 album, “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me,” The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” is a song that manages to be both whimsical and haunting at the same time. The song is one of my favorites because of not only the awesome musicianship of the band but the lyrics as well, which tell a story of real, heartfelt romance. This song also reminds me of that stupid crush that everyone had during their freshman year of high school, the one that you hoped would last but knew it wouldn’t but when you look back on it, you can’t help but crack a smile. T

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Queen is an iconic band and the widely-known “Bohemian Rhapsody” is their iconic song. This song was written by the late, great Freddie Mercury for their 1975 album “A Night At The Opera” This song melds together rock and opera in such a perfect way that it will be remembered for generations to come. This song opened my eyes (or ears, depending on how you want to look or hear it) to new and interesting genres of music, and Queen is one of the few bands me and my parents agree on. Furthermore, the song not only had the first promotional video for any song but also was the catalyst for one of the funniest scenes in Wayne’s World and being one of the only songs that countless bands have tried to rip off but can’t. What do you think Green Day was trying to do when they wrote “Jesus Of Suburbia?” The second single off of Alkaline Trio’s 2001 album “From Here To Infirmary,” “Private Eye” is the antithesis of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.” With lyrics like “New Year's Eve was as boring as heaven. I watched flies f**k on T U D E N T

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Channel 11. There was no one to kiss; there was nothing to drink except some old rotten milk someone left in the sink,” you can feel the loneliness that everyone experiences at some point growing up.

The song also highlights the eternal optimism that comes with growing up with the line “Maybe someday I'll find me a suspect that has no alibi.” “Hey Jude” is another song that is considered one of the greatest songs ever written. It truly shows off the sheer songwriting genius that Paul McCartney has. This song has stuck with me not only because The Beatles are the greatest band ever but also the four summers I spent working at Driftwood Cabana Club in Sea Bright. Not only was it my very first job, I met a whole bunch of really cool people, some of whom I was actually able to keep

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in touch with. The reason why “Hey Jude” has become synonymous with those four summers for me is because one late August night where my co-worker Steff tricked me into singing the entire song. That being said, I miss that time of my life. So much hilarious stuff happened. The final song is Bayside’s “Devotion And Desire,” which is off of their 2005 self-titled record. This song really represents all of the inner anxiety and depression I had post-high school.

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The second verse of the song, which has the lines “Situation's unbearable, I've gotten vulnerable. Now anyone is free to waltz right in. My temple's been invaded and there's nobody guarding it. All over this lonely life but what's so wrong with being all alone? Alone's the only way I've ever known,” sum up best all of the anxiety and loneliness that I used to feel. Feelings which held me back so far for so long. So why like this song if it dredges up memories of old feelings, you may ask? There’s a couple of reasons. One because it’s simply an amazing song and two, this will be something that I’ll have to deal with for the rest of my life and I shouldn’t have to be ashamed of all that it took to get to the point. I guess what I’m trying to say with all this is that the music that a person likes is partially influenced by their childhood and their surroundings. Not exactly earthshattering I know but when you think about it, it makes much more sense.

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Single-Parent Students Get Help At BCC ready for school then work by 9 a.m and picking her up by 4 p.m., then class at Brookdale from 6-9 p.m. (and) home to put her in bed!” The program director at the Enrichment Student Center, Rashida ScottCruz, explains that Brookdale is very accommodating for people who have very busy lives. “Brookdale provides flexibility in terms of scheduling. There are multiple Higher Education Centers throughout Monmouth County and online classes for people who can’t commute.” Wilba Castillo, 27, an education major, found

By Jordan Edmond “I think I only have peace when I’m in the restroom, and honestly she’s figured out how to open the door so I barely have it there!” Chavonne Berry, a 20-year-old Psych major, tells of her daughter Londyn, “(She) is very, very active.” Being a single parent is hard. Being a single parent and going to school is even harder. Still Brookdale is home to plenty of parents who decide to take on the daunting task of school, work, and raising a child. Shaquasia Macon describes her hectic day as, “Getting up at 7 a.m. to get (her daughter)

Charles W. Kim Photo The Children’s Learning Center on the Lincroft campus offers help to struggling single parent students by giving them a safe place for their children while they are taking classes.

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the Communiversity.” It’s her first time back at school since the birth of her 4-year-old son Dylan. “My son keeps me in check. His smile makes me remember that what’s important is to not give up, to always try to be someone who he can be proud of.” Still, Robin Vogel, the program coordinator of Displaced Homemakers at Brookdale, knows that being a single parent is tough mentally and emotionally. “We meet with women going through separation, divorce, disability or death of a spouse and have lost their primary source of income…So, they need to make money after they’ve primarily been home being caregivers.” “First, we listen to their story and assess their needs because everyone is different. Then, we make referrals if they need services, help them choose careers and focus on them emotionally...We want them to find their passion and not just a job.” Scott-Cruz notes that Brookdale is a good choice for single parents because, “there are a lot of programs where you can explore options before going to get a (particular) degree. You can take different classes beforehand so you can

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explore your different career options.” Brookdale also boasts a Children’s Learning Center on its campus that is open five days a week year-round . Discounted prices are available for students along with flexible scheduling. The daycare allows mothers to getting right back to their education with child ages ranging from 3 months to 5 years old. Macon, a 21-year-old early education major chose Brookdale because, “It’s a good community for me to get my education, and there are a lot of opportunities that are available to me.” Brookdale has more than shown that they are accepting of students who are in extenuating circumstances and so has society suggest Macon, Castillo, and Berry. Macon notes that, “There are more opportunities and help for us.” While Castillo adds that, “Society now accepts that things sometimes happen which cause some parents to be single.” “As far as society,” Berry says, “they are warming up to us. I still feel like I’m a statistic… (But) I’m breaking down barriers and stereotypes… (Still) as long as she is proud of me, that’s all that matters, ya know?”

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Students Hit Runway By Brian Harris On Friday, April 16, The Brookdale Fashion Society held its annual Spring Fashion Show in the Performing Arts Center. It’s the Fashion Society’s biggest event of the year and this year was no exception. The show featured four different walks featuring four different styles of clothes: preppy, edgy, career and spring dresses. The clothes were donated by Dots and BeBe. In addition to the four walks, there was also two theatre performances. The models that appeared in the show, in alphabetical order were Mary Agee, Sylvia Anderson, Jamie Dalton, Amanda DiNorao, Taylor LaQuagila and Jasmine Tyler, and the models were coached by Justin Fitzpatrick. All of the hair and make-up was done by Melissa Grecksh and Marisa La-Ruffa.

Eric Cheavers Jr. Photos

Taylor LaQuaglia, above, Amanda DiNorcio, bottom right, and Jasmine Tyler, left, walked the runway April 16 during the Spring Fashion Show in the Performing Arts Center.

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Fashion Spotlight: Cool Looks! By Jordan Edmond It’s finally time to toss that heavy coat into the back of your closet and spring your style back to life. Femininity is the essence of the spring season and getting dolled up to go to the movies or just the supermarket is half the fun. With the warmer weather, it’s no wonder you’re craving pretty dresses. Florals are a festive way to celebrate the spring season while printed and naval inspired mini-dresses make you stand out from the crowd. Still, pretty dresses need pretty make-up. Make your blush work twice as hard by not only applying it to the cheekbones but also swiping some across your lids sans liner, just mascara. You could even do the same thing with bronzer. It instantly brightens your face. But, if all else fails and you don’t have the will power to put on a sprinkling of makeup, just throw on your stunner shades. Yes, those big obnoxious shades that cover half your face and just add some ridiculously high heels… forever cool.

WHATCHA WEARING? On March 3, Nick Verros , who was a Season two contestant on Project Runway, paid a visit to Brookdale to give some good advice, telling the eager listeners to “Be nice and be a good $2 hooker!” Priceless. And with such advice, how could he not lure in such a distinctly fashionable crew. Featured are Kris Lloyd and Gabrielle Scala, two fashion enthusiasts who caught my eye. Have any questions, comments, suggestions for me? Email me at jedmonds1@brookdalecc.edu

Furry Fun Kris Lloyd

Occupation: Central Jersey based Fashion Stylist My favorite icon is Tom Ford. I’d describe my style as Timeless. My favorite designer is the Current Balmain designer Christophe Decarnin. My favorite trend right now is layers and layers of chains. When shopping on a budget go to: H&M. When I am splurging on an item, I am usually at: Saks via (the clearance rack).

Bugging Out Gabrielle Scala Major: Humanities My style philosophy is to mix it up and never be apologetic about what your wearing. My favorite designer is Lee Bowery, he’s totally over the top! My favorite places to shop are thrift stores, flea markets, and ebay. Why? Because you can find abandoned treasures. And she’s not lying. The cool spider broaches that made her blazer major are a thrift store find. Plus she nabbed the super cool alligator clutch in the accompanying picture on eBay.

Fashion Croc With a little bit of cyber stalking and persistence, “I’m like a crazy stalker person for the last half hour on eBay.” Gabrielle scored this anything but average real alligator clutch for just $24.99!

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2010 Summer Movie Season Is Action-Packed longer has any use for his toys. So as he goes off to college, Woody, Buzz, Mr. Potato Head and the whole crew and donated to Sunnyside Daycare, which is seen as a retirement resort for the toys. It is soon, discovered, however, that Andy realizes that he misses his toys and the gang must work together to return back to their owner. Along with the reuniting of Tim Allen and Tom Hanks, Michael Keaton joins the cast as the smooth talking Ken doll who falls for a Barbie doll in the movie

By Justin Worsley With the release of “Iron Man 2” on May 7, it will officially kick open the door for this summer’s blockbuster film season. The next four months will be jam-packed with enough action and adventure films to make life outside of celluloid boring and delusional. Listed below are the top five must-see movies of the summer: 1. “Iron Man 2” Release Date: May 7. Following the 2008 box-office hit, Robert Downey Jr. is back as billionaire Tony Stark, who must cope with a world that knows of his alter ego, Iron Man, and also the American government as they press Stark for information on his technology in order to further advance their military. Stark must also confront two new villains; Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Whiplash (Mickey Rourke.) The film returns director Jon Favreau as well as Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle. Stan Lee, writer of the “Iron Man” comic-book series, will also have a cameo.

This movie will either be brilliant or an awful, run of the mill action film, however, I feel optimistic. Sylvester Stallone, who wrote, directed and stars in the movie actually broke his neck during one of the fight scenes. “The Expendables” is about a group of mercenaries who are sent to South America to overthrow a dictator only to find out upon arrival that they’ve been deceived and there is a traitor among their group. The film stars many of Hollywood’s former and current action stars including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Bruce Willis and a special appearance by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film also has the last screen appearance of Brittany Murphy. 3. “Inception” Release Date: July 16. Director Christopher Nolan takes a break from the “Batman”

franchise to direct this thriller. Dom Dobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) has the ability to enter the minds of wealthy tycoons and sell their secrets and strategies to bidders. While inside the mind of a major CEO, however, Dobb finds himself trapped as the mind grants a person more power than in reality. Dobb and his teammates need to find a way for him to escape as the CEO attempts to figure out Dobb’s methods for his own use. The film also stars Ellen Page, Michael Caine, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 4. “Robin Hood” Release Date: May 14. While watching the previews, the newest version of “Robin Hood” looked like a medieval remake of “Gladiator.” While Ridley Scott is the director and Russell Crowe is the star, this film is nothing like the latter. The story focuses on Robin Hood as he uses his military tactics to liberate his home village from the tyrannical rule of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Matthew Macfadyen.) The original context of Robin Hood characters past will still be present, so there is expected to plenty of robbing from the rich and giving to the poor.

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Summer Jams To Check Out In 2010 By Brian Harris, Kim Klipper and Christiana Wallace Summer is known for lots of things. For some people, it’s the chance to sit on the beach and soak up some sun. For others, the summer means that their hometown is invaded by loud-mouthed people from the North. Other people look forward to all of the blockbuster movies that come out, and for others, the summer means only one thing, tons and tons of concerts. The Warped Tour is returning to Monmouth Park on Sunday July 18. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster and at www.vanswarpedtour.com Bands set to appear at the Monmouth Park include Alkaline Trio, Set Your Goals, Every Time I Die , Mayday Parade, Reel Big Fish and The Casualities. Matt Ehret, a 21-yearold, creative writing major is going “because it’s the

type of music I listen to and it’s also in (my) hometown.” The PNC Bank Arts Center ’s 2010 concert schedule was released, and it is a mix of different shows that will appeal to people of all ages and different music tastes. From shows like Iron Maiden and The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival to Jack Johnson, John Mayer and The Lilith Fair, which is returning after a 11-year hiatus, anyone can find a concert to enjoy. Matt Cinege, a 19-yearold, second semester video game design major from Howell is excited about the Mayhem festival “because his favorite band, Shadows Fall, is playing.” You can go and find the complete schedule of concerts and shows and also tickets at the PNC Bank Arts Center’s web site, www.artscenter.com Rutgersfest 2010 is happening on April 30 and is being held on the

Livingston campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick from noon-8 p.m. For those who are uninitiated, Rutgersfest is the unversity’s free endof-the-year celebration concert and festival. This year ’s line-up includes J.Cole Brand New, Talib Kweli, P.O.S and Reality Addiciton. For more information or directions and public transportation, head to www.rutgetrsfest.rutgers.e du. The Bamboozle festival happens April 30, May 1 and May 2 in the parking lot of the Meadowlands . Tickets are $ 57 for a single day ticket and a two-day pass costs $104. The weekend pass costs $116, which covers both days of Bamboozle, the Bamboozle kickoff party and the Hoodwink festival as well. The Hoodwink Festival, which is on April 30, is a one-day festival where bands play sets of covers of another band.

This year’s Hoodwink Festival features bands like Say Anything covering The Misfits, Motion City Soundtrack doing a set of Nine Inch Nails songs and The Maine playing nothing but Everclear songs. On day one of Bamboozle, artists such as Drake, Paramore, Chiodos, Dirt Nasty and Relient K are playing while Weezer, MGMT, The Devil Wear Prada, The Parlor Mob and OK Go are playing on May 2. Ke$ha will be playing on both days. Slayer and Megadeth are co-headlining the “American Carnage” tour along with Testament which is going to be at the IZOD Center on Aug 12. Tickets start at $49 on www.ticketmaster.com. Sal Galvan, a 20-year-old, second-semester biology major from Tinton Falls likes the lineup. “The bands are good and so is the music,” Galvan said. Other concerts that BCC

students are excited about for this summer are Kings Of Leon, who are playing at the Borgata in Atlantic City on June 6. BCC student, 18-year-old Jonah Atwood, who’s a second-semester liberal arts major from Roosevelt, is extemely pumped to go see Jimmy Buffet at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden because it’s going to be a “fun concert.” Bryan Bonanno, a 19year-old, thrid-semester, criminal justice major from Neptune, “is excited to see Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum in July.” In addition to those concerts, Alice in Chains is playing at Monmouth University’s new MultiPurpose Activity Center on May 20. The tickets start at $45 plus extra fees at either the center’s box office or at Ticketmaster.com. The doors at 7 p.m and opening for Alice is former Smashing Pumpkins and Hole bassist Melissa Auf Der Mar.

B.R.M.C Keeps Their Solid Beat Going By Brian Harris Rating: *** out of five Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s sixth and latest album, “Beat The Devil’s Tattoo,” further shows the B.R.M.C’s talent for making great-sounding sleazy rock ‘n’ roll akin to bands like The Jesus And Mary Chain, the Von Bondies and MC5. This album is their first release on their own label, Abstract Dragon. On this album, the B.R.M.C didn’t really stray from the fuzzbox-fueled sound that they’ve built their reputation and popularity on. However, the addition of new drummer Leah Shapiro, with her bombastic John Bonham-like drumming, adds a new forceful aspect to the B.R.M.C’s sound, which is a witch’s brew of bands like The T

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Kinks, The Rolling Stones and The Velvet Underground. On the title track, the B.R.M.C developed there most countrysounding song to date and it’s pulsing backbeat and lyrics that would make Hank Williams and Johnny Cash proud. Other songs like “War Machine,” “Evol,” and “Shadow’s Keeper” are great examples of what has made the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club one of the most popular underground bands of the past 15 years. Overall, “Beat The Devil’s Tattoo” is yet another solid offering from the B.R.M.C. They stuck to what works for them, but after five albums, you want to see if a band can take the next step. I have no doubt that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club can pull it off, all they have do is try.

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Brazil Should Take World Cup Prize By Brian Harris Starting on June 11 with the host country of South Africa taking on Mexico, the 2010 World Cup will embark on a month-long journey, which not only brings out the pride that one has in his or her country or heritage but also brings the “beautiful FIFA Photo game” into the limelight. The most treasured prize in all of international soccer, The The World Cup is a World Cup. great way to show people doubt since the only England, led by Wayne who normally wouldn’t reason they got in was Rooney, and the U.S, who watch a Manchester due to an uncalled have their best World Cup United-Chelsea tilt but handball by Thierry Henry team ever ready to go for would watch the U.S play against Ireland in South Africa. The biggest England because it stirs preliminaries. question that comes from up some national pride, My Prediction For this group is whether or that soccer (or football or Group A: 1) Mexico 2) not the U.S can pull of the futbol) as a wimpy sport France 3) Uruguay 4) victory over England, but it’s the ultimate South Africa which would not only be combination of speed and the biggest win in the skill that also has the Group B Teams: history of U.S soccer but most passionate fans in Argentina, Nigeria, could be the stepping all of sport. Republic of Korea stone into soccer truly On that note, here’s my (South Korea) and being accepted by group-by-group thoughts Greece Americans overall. and prediction on the Let’s get this out of the My Prediction For 2010 FIFA World Cup. For way. Argentina’s Lionel Group C: 1) England 2) those not educated on Messi is the best player in U.S.A 3) Slovenia 4) how the World Cup works, the world right now. His Algeria here’s a quick synopsis prowess for scoring is on how it works. Thirty- right up there with Dirk Group D Teams: two teams from all over Diggler and Tiger Woods. Germany, Australia, the world are broken up With that being said, Ghana and Serbia into eight groups of four. Argentina is going to win It’s “Group of Death” Special consideration is this group outright. The analysis time as three of put into the choosing of other three teams are these four teams are groups so they are, for the going to slug it out for the good enough to make the most part, balanced. other spot in the knockout knockout stage. Serbia stage. Greece, I feel, is probably shouldn’t be Group A Teams: South the best out of those taken lightly either but in Africa, Mexico, France three, but I wouldn’t be the end, the German and Uruguay surprised if either South squad, led by Michael The host country, South Korea or Nigeria slide in. Ballack, will just eke out Africa, like the other This group is really the victory while the Black African teams at the Argentina’s to lose. Stars of Ghana, the World Cup, is a team that My Prediction For highest-ranked team from isn’t a contender this time Group B: 1) Argentina 2) Africa and the Socceroos around but will have the Greece 3) Nigeria 4) of Austraila, in only their potential to be in 2014 in Republic Of Korea second World Cup since Brazil. Uraguay, like every 1974, will play for the other South American Group C Teams: U.S.A, other slot into knockouts. team, will give anyone England, Algeria and My Prediction For they face fits, but are on Slovenia Group D: 1) Germany 2) the second tier of teams Without question, the Ghana 3) Australia 4) on that continent. Mexico Americans and the Serbia is the best team in Central English are going to America and will probably advance. The other two win this group outright countries simply don’t Group E Teams: unless France regains its match up to both the Netherlands, Cameroon, 1998 form, which I highly storied Three Lions of Denmark and Japan T

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Even though Dutch soccer legends Ruud von Nistelroy and Edwin van der Saar have retired from international play, the Dutch are still the strongest team in the group and assistant coach Frank de Boer has laid down the gauntlet, stating that the Dutch only have one goal, “to be champions of the world.” The other teams in the group don’t pose a threat to the Dutch but Japan is a team on the rise and can pull off an upset of either Cameroon or Denmark. My Prediction For Group E: 1) Netherlands 2)Denmark 3) Cameroon 4) Japan Group F Teams: Italy, Paraguay, Slovakia and New Zealand The Azzurri, the defending World Cup champions, got a Dukelike draw as not even Paraguay poses a threat to Italy in group play. The other teams in the group, Slovakia and New Zealand are just happy to be here My Predicition For Group F: 1) Italy 2) Paraguay 3) Slovakia 4) New Zealand Group G Teams: Brazil, Korea D.P.R (North Korea), Cote’ D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and Portugal This is another group that can claim “Group of Death” status as Brazil, led by Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo- led Portugal and Ivory Coast all can say that they have a shot at the World Cup. One really good team is going to going home early. North Korea, while a decent team, is nothing more than a whipping boy. Brazil-Portugal is going to be an epic first round match for sure.

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My Prediction For Group G: 1) Brazil 2) Portugal 3) Cote D’Ivoire 4) Korea D.P.R Group H Teams: Switzerland, Honduras, Spain and Chile This group has a distinct Latin flavor to it, and the Swiss are the oddballs in the group. However, I can see the Swiss making a run for the second slot out of Group H. Spain is the best team in this group by far with Chile and Honduras no slouches themselves. My Prediciton For Group H: 1) Spain 2) Chile 3) Switzerland 4) Honduras Round Of 16 Prediction: Mexico over Greece, England over Ghana, Netherlands over Paraguay, Brazil over Chile, Argentina over France, U.S.A over Germany, Italy over Denmark, Portugal over Spain Quarterfinal Prediction: England over Mexico, Brazil over Netherlands, Argentina over U.S.A, Italy over Portugal Semifinal Prediction: Brazil over England, Italy over Argentina Final Prediction: Brazil over Italy I must give fair warning, the World Cup is the international version of March Madness so you never may know what will happen. This much I can promise, from June 11 to July 11 there’s going to be some epic soccer being played in South Africa.

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Hockey Makes Great Spectator Sport By Brian Harris According to Nielsen, 27.6 million viewers watched the men’s hockey gold medal game between the U.S and Canada at this past Olympics. People who normally weren’t fans of hockey were drawn in by the “Miracle”-like story of the young American team against the megapowered Canadians. The “Miracle on Ice” is probably the best example of what makes hockey the greatest sport on the planet. It’s the speed, the voracity, the physicality and the passion that makes hockey great. I’m writing this article right after I watched my

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beloved New York Rangers lose in a shootout against those scummy Philadelphia Flyers in the last game of the season. The two teams were tied for the eighth and final playoff spot going into the game and the winner would go on to play in the Stanley Cup playoffs while the loser went home for the summer. The two teams battled for 60 minutes of regulation and overtime, with Ranger goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopping 46 of 47 shots. Jody Shelley scored the only goal for the Rangers in the first period, and I was biting whatever little nails I had left throughout the rest of

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I’m pretty bummed as I type this. I’ll still be bummed for the next couple of days, but I can’t wait to watch the playoffs . And I already can’t wait for next Ranger season. The Stanley Cup playoffs are known as the toughest out of all of the playoffs as grizzled men literally put their blood, sweat and tears all for the chance to skate a lap with Lord Stanley’s Cup held high above their heads. People like me, who are fans of the sport of hockey as a whole, will lap up the teanacity of the teams gunning for the Cup because we see ourselves out there doing that same thing. We

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hockey fans are passionate because the players themselves are passionate. In other sports, you see players half-assing it because they’re not getting paid enough or their teammates aren’t good enough. That’s something you’ll never see in hockey. Hockey gives what fans of sports want, players just as passionate about it as they are. I think that if more people see the desire that each and every player has in every single NHL game, I think more and more people will see the greatness of the sport of hockey.

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BCC’s Hall Of Fame Coach Gets 750th Win By Brookdale Athletic Staff To say that BCC’s softball coach Bo Scannapieco has met success during his 24 seasons here at Brookdale would be an understatement. Entering the 2010 season as the career leader in victories among Division III softball coaches in the National Junior College Athletic Association, Scannapieco notched his 750th during the Blues’ 12-3 win over Cumberland on April 20. His career mark currently sits at 750-226 (.768 win percentage), and his impressive resume also includes two National Championships (2002, 2005) 13 Garden State Athletic Association titles, 14 Region XIX championships and four national runner-up finishes. Back in 2007, Scannapieco was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame and was recently recognized by the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for his 700th win – a feat that was conquered last season.

Jersey Blues Spring Sports Update By Brookdale Athlethic Staff Baseball: The team is currently ranked 6th in the latest NJCAA National Poll with a record of 27-11. Chris Krauss pitched lights out for the Jersey Blues, as the team defeated Del-Tech Owens, 1-0. The freshman righty went all the way getting eight K’s and giving up one hit. The team then went on to defeat Division II Morris and Burlington 11-8 and 7-1. The Jersey Blues got some help against Union from catcher Nick Gaeta, who went 7-for-10 with a homer, two doubles, and 8 RBIs. The Jersey Blues also swept two doubleheaders: first against Region XIX rival Northampton 6-1 and 12-3. Brian Conrad pitched a complete game three-hitter for Brookdale in the first game. David Nunez hit two-for-three with a two-run double in the first game and blasted a solo homer in the second game. The second doubleheader, against Delaware County Community College, the Blues dominated 19-7 and 14-4. In the first game, both Gaeta and Andrew T

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Archer went three-forthree. In the second game, freshman pitcher Nigel Combs was perfect in his five-plus innings of work. They then defeated Montgomery 2-0.Steven Torrisi dominated on the mound, pitching 7.1 innings while letting up only two hits and striking out four. Sophomore Charlie Rivera broke the scoreless tie with a twoout RBI in the fourth inning to give the Jersey Blues the lead. Softball: The Lady Blues are currently third in the nation with a record of 296,and have won 18 of their last 21 games. Kerilyn Svenson and Lauren DeMauro continue to dominate on the mound for the Jersey Blues pitching back-to-back nohitters for the first time in school history. One of the nation’s top strike-out leaders, Svenson has 88 strikeouts in 70 innings and her ERA currently sits under 1.00. The Jersey Blues lost a tough game to rival Gloucester by a score of 5-3. Kara Kelsey went two-for-three with two runs in the losing effort. The team then rallied back and defeated the Roadrunners in game two, T U D E N T

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The Jersey Blues dominated the Pennsylvania team by a score of 21-4. Dave Zoni, now seventh in the nation, had no trouble finding the back of the net, scoring five times and adding three assists. In the second game, against #2 Nassau, who has 21 National titles in men’s lacrosse, the team fell 173. Coming up this week, the men will host the Region XIX tournament. Brookdale earned the number-two seed, behind number one Morris. In first-round action Friday, the Jersey Blues will face off against number-three Del-Tech Terry. In a previous match-up this season, Brookdale defeated Del-Tech, 1510.The winner of that game will face the winner of the Morris/Williamson Trade match for the Region XIX title and an opportunity to move on to the District title game. Women’s Lacrosse: First, against the number one team in the Nation, CCBCCatonsville, the Lady Blues lost 22-7. The team then rebounded with a 176 win over Howard (MD) and in the week’s finale, the team lost 22-7 to fifthC

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ranked Nassau. Team leaders in scoring continue to be Kimberly Simon and Jenni Ulejczyk, with 23 and 20 goals, respectively. The women concluded their season with a record of 4-6, doubling their win total from a year ago. Golf: The men’s golf finished third overall at Union’s tournament in addition to finishing second with a season-best score of 329 in their own tournament this week. Top individual scores were Matt Kronish, who shot a 79, Matt Marchak, who shot a 85, Tony Esposito who shot an 82 and Joe Curci, who shot an 83. The squad is now tied for second in the Northern Division with Raritan Valley. On a lighter note, head coach Doug Welsh, shot a hole-in-one last week so CONGRATULATIONS to him! Men’s Tennis: The team went 2-1 on the week, posting wins against Bergen and Morris while dropping a nail-biter against Gloucester. This weekend marks the final dual matches for the team, as next week they’ll be in the Region XIX tournament.

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