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Bus carrying SED students collides with car near Kenmore Sq. Union plans to propose gender-neutral housing A Boston Bus charter bus carrying ideas to administration Boston University students collided with By Emily Overholt Daily Free Press Staff
another vehicle at the corner of Bay State Road and Raleigh Street Wednesday at about 11 a.m., officials said. Boston University Police Department Sargent Jeffery Burke said the vehicle, which was headed the wrong way on Raleigh Street, crossed Bay State Road and stopped in front of the bus. The bus, which was transporting students from the School of Education, hit the car. No one on the bus was injured, but the driver and the passenger of the car were transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Burke said. The police report said no one was on the bus, Burke said. However, Deanna Abbondola, a SED sophomore, said she was on the bus when it collided with the other vehicle. “We take the bus every Monday and Wednesday to a charter school in Roxbury for SO211,” Abbondola said. “All year we’ve been doing this, mostly sophomores, TAs and a few seniors.” The bus was returning from the elementary school when the collision occurred, Abbondola said. The bus sustained minimal damage to its bumper, according to The Boston Globe.
By Rachel Eides Daily Free Press Staff
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A Boston University-affiliated bus was involved in a car crash Wednesday morning. The bus was transporting School of Education students from a charter elementary school in Roxbury.
The other vehicle, a white Mercedes-Benz, sustained damage to the driver’s side, and the vehicle’s hood had to be removed by a chainsaw. “We were driving down Bay State and all of a sudden there was a big jolt,” said Jessica McBride, a SED sophomore who was on the bus. “Most people on the bus bumped into the seat in front of them. One
of the TAs came out of her seat. She was all right though.” She said she was sitting in the back of the bus and did not see the collision, but she felt the bus try to stop very quickly and in the process it hit the other vehicle. “Everyone seemed to be okay and then everybody got off, our TAs told us to leave,” she said.
CGSA prepares initiatives to rally support for rape crisis center By Thea Di Giammerino Daily Free Press Staff
Members of the Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism met with Boston University President Robert Brown Monday to discuss Take Back the Night, a campaign against violence and sexual assault. While CGSA’s biggest campaign is to create a rape crisis center, the meeting with Brown focused only on Take Back the Night, which is scheduled for March 30. Public Relations Officer Michelle Weiser said a group of students continue to work on a formal proposal on the crisis center that will be presented to the administration. Weiser, a College of Communication senior, said CGSA volunteers are also working on other projects related to the proposal. “We will be holding events this week and next week to inform the community of our progress and to keep sexual assault education
and prevention at the forefront of the student body’s attention,” she said in an email interview. Feminist Collective member Katie Von Wald said the organization is supporting CGSA’s campaign. “As a community, we want to show our support for sexual assault survivors and our demand for a safe campus,” Von Wald, a College of Arts and Sciences sophomore, said. FemCo is hosting Take Back the Night on March 30 at the BU Beach, Von Wald said. Members plan to feature a guest speaker, a student led discussion and an optional March. “We really believe that our community, our BU, needs to be a safe community,” Von Wald said. Von Wald said FemCo wants people to realize these are not radical ideas or events and that collective members try to make every voice heard.
“We’re actively trying to reach out to student groups, to reach out to the community of BU to show them that this is something that everyone wants,” she said. “Everyone wants to be safe.” Student Union voted to support the CGSA’s idea for a rape crises center at their March 5 meeting, said Union President Howard Male. Senators will vote on a formal proposal for a rape crisis center on March 26. Male could not comment on whether or not he sees the proposal being passed. “Without looking at it, I can’t say whether it’s going to meet the needs of some of the senators,” he said. “I know there are some senators who have some very specific requests.” Male said regardless of whether or not the formal proposal gets passed, the senate endorses the concept.
CGSA, see page 2
After finalizing their proposal for genderneutral housing, Student Union members said they will meet with Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore to discuss student survey results and the next steps for implementing the policy. School of Management sophomore Caitlin Seele, sub-committee chair, said the sub-committee set plans to meet with Elmore after completing the final proposal. Union Vice President Alex Staikos said members hope Elmore will endorse the proposal so that he can introduce the plans to other administrators. “Dean Elmore, for anything we do, is the first step to getting it to everyone else,” Staikos, a SMG sophomore, said. “I think we do have a very solid proposal, way more solid than any other proposal from past years.” Elmore may have questions about the proposal, but it is unlikely that he would reject it entirely, Staikos said. Seele is working with Elmore’s secretary to schedule a meeting with him to discuss genderneutral housing, she said. “Dean Elmore is knowledgeable of student life and administration and how the two go together,” Seele said. “If he feels that it is great and 100 percent ready to go, then that will really help when we go to [Boston University President Robert] Brown.” Elmore was noncommittal when discussing the proposal. “We will get the right people in the room to decide how we will move forward,” Elmore said. “A proposal is in front of me, and I need to get back to Student Union about what the decision is. I don’t know what the decision is right now.” Union set plans for an open house on April 10 that will focus on the ideas for genderneutral housing. Interest has been so great that Union needed to find another venue. The gender-neutral housing sub-committee surveyed 1,282 students and garnered 710 student and faculty signatures endorsing the proposal. The committee developed a five-step plan with the intention of implementing each step at the beginning of each housing year in late March, Seele said.
Union, see page 4
Restaurant Week attracts locals, tourists to annual dining experience with special menus By Amanda Dowd Daily Free Press Staff
Since one of their sons wants to be a chef one day, Kevin and Gail Legend of Ocala, Fla., took their family to Eastern Standard on Wednesday evening after a day of touring colleges. The Eastern Standard experience, they said, was anything but standard. The restaurant is one of 220 participating in the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau’s seventh Winter Restaurant Week, which runs from March 18 through 23 and March 25 through 30, offering customers gourmet food at costs much lower than standard rates. Her “very culinary family” was intrigued by the concept of Restaurant Week, Gail Legend said. Over the course of the 12 days, each participating restaurant offers exclusive price-fixed menus to interested patrons, with three-course dinners for $33.12, three-course lunches for $20.12 and two-course lunches for $15.12. “We learned [about it] accidentally during the tour at BU. . . . It was outstanding, really good,” her husband said, standing outside of
the restaurant in Kenmore Square, its red awnings peeping out from underneath the Hotel Commonwealth behind them. Restaurant Week presents great opportunities to locals as well, said Amanda Miller, another Eastern Standard patron. “It’s just an opportunity to experience a restaurant that’s a higher price point than you would normally go to,” she said. “It’s an opportunity to test a restaurant that’s very expensive to test.” While patrons enjoy paying lower prices for food, restaurants also benefit from the 12 days of prix fixé menus, said Molly Hopper, a guest relations and marketing manager at Eastern Standard. “It . . . gives us a chance to create a special menu with items not on our regular menu, and I think for our chefs that’s a lot of fun,” she said. “We do one menu the first week and one menu the second week . . . to give diners a couple different options.” Boston Chefs, Inc., an invitation-only group that comprises the area’s “best” restaurants and chefs, according to its website, promotes Bos-
Restaurant, see page 2
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Customers enjoy balmy weather and discounted French cuisine at Eastern Standard. The establishment is one of 220 eateries participating in Boston’s Restaurant Week.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Week to raise money toward services for autistic kids Student Union Pres.: ‘I can’t say whether Restaurant: From Page 1
ton Restaurant Week by publishing the online Insiders’ Guide to Boston Restaurant Week. “Once upon a time, we posted a news item about the event on our news and events page, promoting the restaurants that we work with that participate, and it just generated a huge amount of traffic,” said Honor Lydon, the executive editor of restaurant news for the group. Managers at Eastern Standard said restaurants see an increased amount of customers during Restaurant Week. “Restaurant Week has become a highly sought after week for diners
in the city,” Hopper said. “They kind of wait to check out new restaurants and really kind of look forward to trying out new stuff. . . . I’m excited about new guests coming through our doors.” She said Eastern Standard patrons who have never heard of Restaurant Week often order from their specialized menus during the week as well. The Greater Boston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau partnered with American Express for the week to donate some of the food festival’s profits to Melmark New England, a nonprofit organization that provides clinical services to autistic children and adolescents, according to its website.
Whenever a patron uses an American Express card, $0.25 per transaction, up to $5000, will go to Melmark, according to the GBCVB website. Although Eastern Standard would likely have participated in Restaurant Week even without the charity benefit, Hopper said the restaurant is excited to support the organization. “It’s a nice way for the charity to hopefully get some exposure and educate people about the work that they’re trying to do so I think that element is great and we’re happy to [help],” she said. “If every restaurant can do a little, I think it would be a wonderful thing to do for the community.”
it’s going to meet needs of some senators’ CGSA: From Page 1_
“If something doesn’t get passed, it doesn’t mean that Student Union or the student body doesn’t support the idea,” he said. “It just means that the Student Union, in representing the student body, doesn’t believe that’s the most efficient or effective way.“ School of Management sopho-
more Ariel Prairie said she supports the creation of a rape crisis center because sexual assault victims need a safe place they can go to get trained help. “I was sexually assaulted last year,” she said. “It was really emotional. Friends can be there for you, but they don’t always know the right thing to do or say.”
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
BU students picked for final round of film fest MBTA Transit Police to train in new facility By Samantha Tatro Daily Free Press Staff
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cause he has tremendous experience,” he said. “He is very familiar with a major part of the law enforcement system, which is the judicial system and the pre-imposed court process and so forth, again all of which is important to our law enforcement role.” Last week, Massachusetts Treasurer and Receiver General Steven Grossman appointed Zuniga, according to the press release. Zuniga currently serves as the executive director of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust. The administration hired a law firm and financial advisor to address a possible gaming contract with a Native American tribe in Southeastern Massachusetts. The commission will now hire
An unused tunnel will host the new Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Emergency Training Center, a project funded by the Department of Homeland Security, to train MBTA Transit Police and firstresponse agents, said MBTA Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan. The project, which consists of three phases, is expected to complete in the spring of 2013, said MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo in an email. In the past, there has been a challenge in training personnel in a subway environment, MacMillan said, and this center will train first responders for incidents that occur at MBTA locations. “We’ve been looking at ways on how to do training on a regular basis – the problem we’ve been having is the way to do simulated training is that we have to close an MBTA station,” MacMillan said. The tunnel the Transit Police chose has not been used in more than 50 years, MacMillan said, but is constructed similarly to their current tunnels. “We thought it was an ideal location to build a facility to train first responders to respond to incidents that occur in our tunnels,” MacMillan said. He said although the Transit Police is heading the initiative, which has been a work in progress for a number of years, the center will not only be for the Transit Police. “This is a training facility that will be used by all first-responders – the fire department, the police department and any other type of first responders that have to come to incidents that occur in the MBTA tunnels,” MacMillan said. Plans for the center may include a light and heavy rail-training area, a classroom, an evacuation training area and a power training area, according to information from Pesaturo. Phase one of the initiative was approved last Wednesday at a Board of Directors meeting, MacMillan said. “Phase 1 . . . consists of water mitigation and structural repairs that will address long-term concrete and leak
Gaming, see page 4
MBTA, see page 4
The following crime reports were taken from the Allston-Brighton District D-14 crime logs from March 14 to March 20. At about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to a radio call for a loud party at 10 Barrows St. in Allston. They broke up the party, but before they returned to their cruiser, a female tenant approached the officers and began shouting at them, drawing neighbors’ attention. The officers encouraged her to return to her apartment, but she violently resisted and they arrested her and her three roommates on charges of disturbing the peace and keeping a disorderly house. While in the holding cell the woman crudely swore at the officers, stripped completely naked and showed them her private parts, and threw up in the cell, yelling at them, “You get paid to clean it up, I’m puking, come clean it up!” While taking her booking photo the woman also continuously made “male masturbation gestures,” police reported. The woman, along with three other suspects charged at the house party, ranted and kicked things in the cell for more than two hours. Getting bagged On Saturday at about 7 a.m., two witnesses reported seeing a 21-yearold male walking along Gardner Street in Allston attempting to break into the cars parked alongside the road. The two witnesses, who reported the man had broken into their car, said they observed him walking around with a white trash bag, breaking car windows and taking the belongings inside. After tracking down the suspect, who attempted to ditch the bag in a lawn while fleeing the scene, police recovered items such as three GPS navigators, two wallets, five pairs of sunglasses, a watch and a bag of dried cranberries. The suspect was breathing heavily and appeared to be intoxicated, according to the report, and police later charged him with breaking and entering, destruction of personal property and concealing stolen goods.
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College of Communication senior Evan Moore directs Dean Elmore and COM senior Janice Lee, while COM junior Jeremy Hartman operates the camera. Moore is one of twelve finalists whose films will be shown in the Boston Student Film Fest. By Grace Rasmus Daily Free Press Staff
The Boston Student Arts Network’s first ever Boston Student Film Fest was a perfect fit for College of Communication senior Evan Moore’s ten-minute film about a cynic literary critic’s subconscious. “[The film] has been surprisingly well-received,” he said. “Someone I’ve never met actually looked me up on Facebook after the BU screening and said that it was ‘beautiful’ and that she wanted to watch it again.” Moore is one of four Boston University students selected as finalists in BSAN’s month-long online film festival, according to a March 19 BSAN press release. Among the 12 finalists are COM senior Alan Rill Causey,
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Moore (far right) with Dean Elmore and the entire crew of College of Communications students, which consists of senior producer Gaby Grossman, senior editor editor Josh Ullman, sophomores Ian Barton and Hartman.
COM graduate student Joe Dryer and COM graduate student David Charpentier. The fest showcases works by graduate and undergraduate students all over New England and accepts movies fewer than 30 minutes of all genres and subject matters. Kelly Soule, the founder and director of BSAN, said there is “simply nothing like it already in place,” and the film fest fills a void among other festivals. “Where there are students out there who submit their films to all festivals possible, there are those who aren’t gunning to become feature filmmakers, but still want the opportunity to share their work,” she said in an email interview. “BSFF can be a middle between the two and just be a medium to
show off great student films to the public.” The BSAN staff chose the finalists out of 25 submissions after reviewing their content and technical skills used, Soule said. Since its launch on March 12, there have been more than 1,000 site visitors and more than 600 total plays of the films, she said. The film fest will continue through April 6. Charpentier submitted a narrative short film called “Aperitif,” a five-minute tale of a woman’s social drinking leading to a night of unpleasantness with her husband. “This piece is about the confusion of drinking, the awkwardness certain people experience in these situations, the mix of happiness
Film, see page 4
Gaming commission adds two members to board By Nicole Leonard Daily Free Press Staff
Casinos are one step closer to becoming legal in Massachusetts, as officials announced the last two members of the state’s five-member panel required by law to oversee the state’s new gaming industry. Former Massachusetts Appeals Court Justice James McHugh and the City of Springfield’s Business Development Administrator Bruce Stebbins will join the commission, according to the Commonwealth’s official press release. Before their nominations, the board included Chairman Steve Crosby, as well as Enrique Zuniga and former New Jersey Lieutenant Colonel Gayle Cameron, according to the press release.
“The two final people were chosen for a couple of key skills and experiences,” Crosby said in a phone interview with The Daily Free Press. “Bruce Stebbins has a very deep background in municipal and regional economic development and that’s a major piece of what the gaming advantages is all about.” McHugh, who graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1970, worked as a justice in the Superior Court before he was appointed to the Appeals Court, according to the Massachusetts Appeals Court website. Crosby said McHugh was chosen as an official for the commission because of his years of practice with the law system. “Jim McHugh was chosen be-
CAN I QUOTE YOU ON THAT? CCD weighs in on common mistakes interviewees make By Shayan Banerjee Daily Free Press Staff
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A 7 news van is parked outside of the College of Arts and Sciences on Commonwealth Avenue. Reporters questioned students about the recent reports of Greek Life hazing.
When College of Arts and Sciences senior Sara Garcia interviewed with a local nonprofit for a research internship last summer, she was surprised, she said, when the interviewer asked her to guess how many books were sold annually on Amazon.com and explain why. Garcia said while the question almost tripped her up, she recovered. “At first I didn’t know what to do,” Garcia said. “I paused for a few moments, took a couple breaths and was able to give [the interviewer] a pretty good estimate.” Students may feel flustered when dealing with unexpected questions during interviews. Center for Career Development officials, however, said students can impress prospective employers if they prepare. Eleanor Cartelli, associate director of marketing and communications at the CCD, said the biggest mistake students make is forgetting to tell an employer how they can help
the company. “It’s wonderful if you are really excited about an organization and a position,” Cartelli said. “But why should they hire [you] over the 50 other applicants who are also excited?” One common mistake interviewees make is to talk too much, according to the CCD website. Another is to give abrupt answers. Cartelli said one of the ways interviewees can keep their nerves in check is to do plenty of research about the organization and the job for which they are applying beforehand. “We hear from employers that they are less interested in a candidate if he/she does not have a really good understanding of the position,” Cartelli said in an email interview. While some students may expect to be tested only on technical knowledge during their interview, Cartelli said employers have told her they tend to seek smart individuals with excellent communication and analytical skills.
“They can teach the industry-specific knowledge, but they don’t want to train a new hire on writing a coherent report, getting to work on time or asking good questions,” Cartelli said. Cartelli said some employers, such as software companies, look for students who possess a particular craft, but still prefer people who show they can exhibit general skills. “You want to make sure you have lots of examples of how you solved problems, worked on a team [or] tried something that didn’t work the way you thought it would,” she said. At an interview, a potential employer asked CAS sophomore Marina Hunt about the last song she had listened to. She said she was so surprised that she couldn’t answer at first. “I had to awkwardly look at my iPod because I forgot the name of the song,” Hunt said. Hunt said the question was so unexpected that it left her flustered for
Interviews, see page 4
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Gender-neutral housing possible for Fall 2013 MBTA spokesman: New Facility ‘fully Union: From Page 1
The first step will involve testing gender-neutral rooms in suite- and apartment-style residences such as Student Village I and StuVi II, as well as some South Campus apartmentstyle residences, Seele said. Administration and leaders at Boston-area colleges with gender-neutral housing told the sub-committee the best setting to test the policy would be in suites with an internal bathroom. The second step in the proposal is to increase the rooms available in the suite and apartment-style locations, Seele said. Resident assistants would be trained as gender-neutral housing spreads to additional residences. “We will train them on how to be sensitive to gender-neutral concerns and on domestic violence,” Seele said. “It wasn’t a glaring problem at peer schools. If given the option, I
personally think that people will go about it responsibly.” In the third step, gender-neutral housing would become an option in not only StuVi I, Stuvi II and South Campus, but also in East Campus apartment-style residences, including those on Bay State Road. “Any room that you apply to move into in those buildings could be gender-neutral,” she said. The fourth step in the proposal states gender-neutral housing would be implemented in Myles Standish Hall, Shelton Hall and 1019 Commonwealth Ave., which would incorporate a younger demographic. The fifth step is for all residences to offer gender-neutral housing. After four years of implementing the policy, students and administration would evaluate how gender-neutral housing would work in Warren Towers, The Towers, Claflin Hall,
Rich Hall and Sleeper Hall. “We really want to educate incoming freshmen on the issue,” Seele said. “We would like them to be able to choose their own roommates. We are hesitant about students who have never been at campus requesting a roommate who they do not know well.” Brown will make the final decision on the proposal. Seele said she hopes for Brown to endorse the proposal by May so the five-step plan can begin by the spring. “This isn’t one of those ‘It’s finals time so let’s pick it up in September’ type of issues,” Seele said. “From the support I have heard from administration, I think it is 100 percent possible that it will be implemented in the spring. That is not unreasonable by any means.”
Mass. residents worried about negative effects of casinos Gaming: From Page 3
staff, set up an office, host public meetings and solicit license bids. But the commission will also accept proposals only if they have been approved by a referendum of the host community, Crosby said. “The public has an enormous say in two ways,” Crosby said. “One is the commission will be having a tremendous amount of outreach to everybody across Massachusetts to get their senses of how we should be doing this or where we should be doing this.” Marlene Warner, executive director at the Massachusetts Council on
Compulsive Gambling, said people that come to MCG seeking help and guidance for gambling problems have concerns about what effect the casinos will have on their gambling desires, especially for people who have overcome gambling addictions. “People who have tried to stop – or had successfully stopped and used to make great efforts to get to a casino – certainly a number of them are concerned about casinos coming [and] being much more accessible in Massachusetts,” she said. Warner said in the past, studies have shown there are more problems within a 50-mile radius of a casino than anywhere else. She said she ex-
pects there will be an increase of people coming to MCG with gambling problems in the beginning. “A big piece of the gambling addiction is often within the preparation stages and thinking it through and how to get the money, allotting the time, working it into their day,” she said, “but if it’s right down the road, it would be difficult to think about how to not just jump over to the casinos.” The commission is set to begin the process and set-ups for listening to development proposals, and Crosby said the commission will continue to supervise and oversee the management of the casinos built in the future.
supported’ by local, state, federal agencies MBTA: From Page 3
issues at the site,” Pesaturo said. “We anticipate this work to be completed by July 2012.” In the second phase of the project, the center will receive two Blue Line cars and one Green Line trolley, Pesaturo said. With the help of police escorts, the move will likely occur during a late-night window, Pesaturo said. “It’s critical that the people responding to these types of incidents are familiar with the various types of trains – we have Green Line trains that are different from the Red and Blue Line trains,” MacMillan said. “By doing that, they will be much more successful to responding to incidents and helping our customers.” The third phase of the project will include “the larger construction contract that will build out the center and install the necessary code and fire-life safety components of the facility,”
Pesaturo said. He said the project requires no funding from the MBTA. “We anticipate this project being advertised for bid the week of March 19 and plan on being in front of the July Board for approval of that contract,” Pesaturo said. “It is estimated that this component of the project will be completed in March, 2013.” Once the Transit Police decided to build the tunnel, their next challenge, MacMillan said, was to obtain funding. “It took a little while,” MacMillan said. “But they immediately realized it was a good, positive initiate they should support.” The project is “fully supported” by local, state and federal response agencies, Pesaturo said. “This is not only a service for the first responders,” MacMillan said. “[It’s a] better fit for our customers, who will have better service if an incident should occur.”
Compiling list of questions can help interviewees be prepared Interviews: From Page 3
the rest of the interview. “The experience was mortifying,” she said. Cartelli said students can show their interest in a job by asking interviewers questions of their own. “Write a list of questions in advance so that you don’t forget anything,” she said. College of Communication freshman Quinn Rodriguez said during
an interview a potential employer interrupted the interview to conduct a phone call. “I had to remind her that I had somewhere else to be after the interview,” Rodriguez said. The worst thing to do in an interview is to act overly honest, she said. “Don’t tell them that you can get really distracted,” Rodriguez said, “and like to go on Facebook during work hours.”
Student sees film fest as stepping-stone Film: From Page 3
and regret and the after effects — the uncomfortable repercussions and the catharsis and the impact that has on a relationship,” he said in an email interview. Charpentier said creating this film was a personal journey. “The process of creating this project, or any project, is about learning about and improving upon what has been done before,” he said. “For the creator . . . it can also provide a certain emotional release; a divestment of certain issues whether they be political, so-
cial or personal.” Charpentier said he sees this film fest as a stepping-stone for his film career. “At this stage in my career, I’m trying to build a reel and get some notice for my work and team,” he said. “Winning [the film fest] would be another step in climbing this ladder to eventually making movie features.” Dwyer submitted a four-minute hybrid of multiple projects from the fall semester titled “Morning Murder Mystery,” he said. The film focuses on a Halloween party
that gets slightly out of control. “For my screenwriting class we had to write a short screenplay, and then for my Production I class our final film had to be a short film with no dialogue,” he said. “So I thought, ‘Why not just combine the two?’” Moore said he considers winning secondary. Exposure as a filmmaker is the ultimate goal. “It’s always affirming to win things,” he said. “It makes you feel like you’re doing something right, but as long as people are watching the film and getting something out of it, I’m happy enough with that.”
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On Monday, we ran Part 1 of Lucien Flores’ interview with Dr. Dog bassist/vocalist Toby Leaman in advance of the band’s show at House of Blues tonight. Monday’s interview focuses on Leaman’s relationship with his Dr. Dog cohort of 20 years, Scott McMicken. Dr. Dog, however, is much more than those two and the contributions of Frank McElroy (rhythm guitar), Zach Miller (keyboards), Eric Slick (drums), and Dimitri Manos (jack-of-alltrades) cannot be understated. Today’s portion of the interview focuses on the creation of Be The Void, the difficulty of choosing songs, the band’s democratic recoding process and their affinity for Boston. Lucien Flores: What are you doing now that you’re home? Are you doing any last minute preparations for the second leg of your tour or are you relaxing? [Note, interview conducted on February 27th] Toby Leaman: I’m just doing house stuff. Trying to hook up this stupid hose to the dehumidifier. Recycling, that’s about it. We did all our prep work before the first leg. Rented out a venue here in Philly and did all the preproduction stuff that we needed to do so we’re pretty well oiled and ready to go.
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Dr. Dog’s critically acclaimed new album, Be The Void, is out now.
doing a lot more new material. Maybe like 8 or 10 songs a night.
LF: How’s the tour been so far? TL: It’s been great so far. Kind of hard to draw the line when you’re doing a tour right when a record came out. It’s kind of hard to figure out how many new songs you can play. I mean, we’re all ready to play fourteen new songs or whatever, but I don’t think would be too psyched if that’s what we did. So it’s kind of a hard to strike a balance between doing enough of the new stuff and doing plenty of old stuff so that people will recognize a lot of the tunes. But with this next leg, since the record has been out for two or three weeks, I think we’re going to start
LF: I know with Be The Void, there seemed to be this conscious effort to reach that live aesthetic in the studio and recreate the energy of the performances. How is it then playing these songs that are meant to capture the live setting in an actual live setting now? TL: Definitely the practice for this record was way easier than any of our other records because pretty much everything on the record, you can do live so there isn’t any translating parts to
different instruments or figuring out what we’re doing with harmonies or anything like that. It’s pretty much everything we can do live, we did in the studio. Practicing for these songs is so much less of a challenge. Plus they’re kind of easier too than a lot of our songs have been in the past. They’re not as intricate and a lot of the harmonies aren’t as hard. I think that’s because we just didn’t throw as much crap on top because we felt really good about the bare bones of the song. We thought, oh, this is pretty much done. It was actually really nice to work like that. We’ve always been a band that was like, s--t well there’s strings here…Frank you do the strings on guitar, Zach you’ve going to have to take this one harmony keyboard line, I’m going to have to do this. Just parceling out parts so it’s kind of like this patchwork of all this stuff of stuff that seemed like it’s crucial to the song just sort of getting spread out across the different instruments. But this one…sometimes there’s just not parts for people to play. The record is a little sparse; it’s really nice in that way. And it’s translating really well live. Even before the record came out, we were playing some of the new songs live and people were digging them. I don’t think a lot of people had heard them before and they definitely seemed to be into it. LF: What’s your favorite one to play live now?
TL: Right now the sleeper one is “Heavy Light.” It just came out of nowhere to become an incredible live jam. There’s still five or six that we haven’t really done live so I don’t know. It changes from day to day. That seems to be the one that is consistently awesome. It’s interesting too because it seems like such a weird song…out of all the songs on the record, that would be my last pick for the one that would work really well live, but it’s definitely working.
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Feeding A Hungry Fad A Pithy Chat with Liam Hemsworth
Fads are as intrinsic to adolescence as acne. Unbridled imagination, desires for escapism and romance and unchecked spending provide the perfect formula to recruit disciples to the gospel of vogue. Adults, who often forget their own teenage pasts, have always found fads vacuous. And while the hormonally fueled hype of The Beatles proved deserving in the vibrancy of their resulting catalogue, fears have arisen over the 21st century teenage affinity for vampires, transformers and dispassionate acting. Liam Hemsworth, 22, irrevocably trapped in teenager-dom by his steady relationship with Miley Cyrus, feels otherwise. Hemsworth stars as Gale in the adaptation of the latest teenage obsession, The Hunger Games, whose premiere on Friday is scheduled to incite mania. For the few isolated from the frenzy: The Hunger Games is part one of fantastical trilogy written by Suzanne Collins set in Panem, a prediction of the dystopian future of North America. In Panem, the totalitarian Capital holds an annual competition, the Hunger Games, for which 24 tributes, aged 12-18, fight to the death in televised carnage that all humans are forced to watch. While a man of few words in our recent interview, Hemsworth appears armed to combat critics salivating to brand The Hunger Games as the same cinematic failure that mars the Twilight series. Hemsworth called The Hunger Games one of the “most powerful films [he’s] seen . . . ever.” Q: The Hunger Games is filled with some really heavy material, but it still appeals to younger audiences. How does the film walk this line and how did you achieve that duality on set? LH: The thing about the books and the movie, and the movie is very similar to the books, [is that] violence in it is not glorified in any way. These children are caught in a horrible situation… they don’t want to kill. The people in these districts don’t want to watch, it’s not entertainment for them, they have family and
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friends in it that are probably not going to come home. It’s not glorified in any way. Q: Do you connect with the relationship between Gale and Katniss? LH: For Gale and Katniss, it’s not really a romantic thing at
feel something for him. So it’s a little bit confusing at this point – and it develops over the story and it gets more confusing – but it’s not the central theme behind the books. Q: How does your role in The Hunger Games differ from roles you’ve played in the past? LH: Every one of my roles is very different. I think, as an actor, I always show something of myself in my role because they’re the kind of emotions you draw on for different characters. But for Gale, he’s a very strong character and he’s caught in a whole situation and he’s kind of an extraordinary young person. He, like Katniss, is providing for a whole family and you know, he’s really powerless to do anything at this point. But what I love about him is that he does stay true to himself through the books and he does want to fight back and he doesn’t want to part of the Games anyway which is why he refuses to watch. Q: Did you draw on material like the film Battle Royale when you were performing in The Hunger Games? LH: I’ve actually never seen Battle Royale. I tried to cue to pretty much in on this book and this script.
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The Hunger Games, starring Hemsworth, premieres tonight at midnight.
this stage. They’ve grown up together, they’re best friends. [Gale is] watching his best friend go into battle and probably not come back. There’s not a real romance there yet, I don’t think either of them think it’s romantic. And then of course, there’s Peeta and Katniss, which . . . I think she’s a little confused [about]. She was just playing the game and it bothered her that she may actually
Q: How are you feeling about the pressure to live up to the expectations of the readers of this series? LH: It’s nerve-racking and exciting at the same time. Going into it, it was already big at that time, but it was nowhere near as big as it is now and it seems to keep growing more and more. And I’m very proud of the film. I saw it for the first time last week and it’s one of the most powerful films I’ve seen ever and at the same time, there is pressure, but I am very proud of it and I think audiences will really enjoy it.
March 22, 2012
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State of education The state of California has had to grapple with a dismal economic situation for months, and combating the pressing issue has been a challenge. The most plausible response would be tax increases. While they are perpetually unpopular, the additional revenue could begin to ease California’s budget woes. Unfortunately, an area that will have to resort to compromise is the state education system. California State University has proposed a plan to freeze enrolment for the spring 2013 semester, except for a small percentage of transfer students at select campuses. Furthermore, according to an article published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday, between 20,000 and 25,000 students could be barred from attending the university in the 2013-2014 academic year should voters decide to reject new tax measures in a November ballot. This has justifiably angered many students. Amidst soaring tuition costs and sharp budget cuts already being implemented, higher education for many students who can’t afford to venture elsewhere will no longer be readily available. In addition, the fear of losing a chance to obtain a college degree will mobilize
voters to pass the new tax plans. According to another article published in the Los Angeles Times yesterday, CSU typically receives about 700,000 applications with 90,000 students matriculating. While a smaller class size could be advantageous for students and the administration, such uncertainty will unfairly penalize many Californian residents. Yet, this wasn’t the only controversial news to emerge from CSU’s administration. The presidents of the East Bay and Fullerton campuses are set to receive a 10 percent salary increase. With austerity measures being implemented, a rise in pay for staff is incredibly inappropriate. Education, regardless of whether it is private or state-affiliated, should not be mindlessly compromised without consideration. This may be a great opportunity to review and reform CSU to make some financial changes, however if this freeze in enrolment persists, hundreds of potential students would face a serious predicament. Unfortunately, both current and future students will have to wait until November when their fate will be decided. Hopefully the outcome won’t hinder higher education in the state to the point where it can’t be rectified.
I N T E R RO B A N G On Friday at 12:01, “The Hunger Games,” the first installment of Suzanne Collins trilogy, is hitting the silver screens. So we at the ol’ Free Press wondered what people at BU would use as their weapons of choice to kill their opponents in the arena. •
SMG students would pay off all the sponsors.
ENG students would make a deadly force field.
CGS students would be confused from the start and be the first to die.
BU Athletics would cut jugulars with their skates.
CFA students would burn people with their cigarettes.
Dean Elmore would scald people with hot coffee.
The FreeP would kill everyone in their sleep because we don’t get any -- sleep, that is.
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Passport to Paris
es, I did fit two Mary Kate and Ashley references in just the title of my column. And no, I’m not sorry. Nineties references aside, this column is, of course, about my short but interesting experience in Paris. Paris began with a beret and ended with a baguette. “The City of Love” and I had quite the whirlwind romance. My roommate Kat and I hopped on a train at St. Pancreas Station with our jeans and cardigans (yep, that was to the tune of “Party in the USA”) and got ready for a weekend with some of our Boston University ladies who jetsetted to Europe for spring break. We got in around midnight and I’ll admit, I secretly hoped we’d hop in a cab with Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald (maybe Owen Wilson & Woody
Allen, if we want to add more cultural references). Instead, we hopped in a cab with a driver who, naturally, didn’t speak English, pointed to the address of our hostel and hoped he knew what we were trying to say. He nodded so we felt a little bit more reassured – but for all we knew, he could be taking us to the red light district of Paris. En route to our hostel (appropriately called “Oops!”), we passed a car of people that just screamed “Hello, I’m French.” Four beautiful boys with cigarettes and booze in their hands as they drove around the streets of Paris with not a problem in the world. They exemplify the French culture – one that contains drinking on the metro with bottles of cheap wine, leaving to go out at midnight the earliest and smoking cigarettes. Lots of cigarettes. Already I felt the smoke waft into my hair and coat. Le sigh. Bonjour Paris. For full column see online. Saba Hamedy is a College of Communication and College of Arts and Sciences junior, Fall 2011 editor-in-chief of The Daily Free Press and now a weekly columnist. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Perspective - The beautiful game This posting has nothing to do with the aesthetic elements of the sport. I don’t care if you think soccer players are the toughest players in the world (which I can argue, but on a different day), or if you consider them “sissies and gays.” Soccer is so much bigger than just a mere sport. It is so much more than just a mere game. And yes, I understand that I can make this claim for all sports. But with soccer, this claim becomes magnified, it becomes unique, and if you read on you will soon find out why. Whether you love soccer or hate it, take the time to appreciate and respect how much the sport impacts the world, how it has roots in nationalistic, cultural and political conflicts, yet manages to unify a diverse world, bring fans together and establish new friendships. Unlike American football, hockey, baseball or basketball, which requires a hoop, cement and a ball that actually bounces properly, soccer requires so little equipment to play. Just get a ball, or a soda can, or a rolled-up sock, and make a goal . . . a sneaker, a t-shirt, a book bag will do. Starving children in Africa and Asia play it to escape from their daily poverty and hopeless situations. Suburban rich American kids, driven by their “soccer moms,” play it for fun to socialize and to stay active. The 2006 World Cup alone, was watched by more than a billion people. An amazing feat, considering that more than half of humans in this world do not even own a television set. Whatever one’s differences are, watching a soccer match can bridge distinct groups together. Iran, coached by an Iranian American no less, plays against the U.S. in the World Cup. Palestinian Arabs score goals for the Israeli National Team during key World Cup qualification races. North Korea comes out of isolation to play in the World Cup. We have truly come a long way in unifying people through the love of the “beautiful game.” Soccer even has the ability to temporarily stop wars. On Christmas Eve in World War I, the French, British and the Germans laid down their arms and played a match. As a result, this experience created such a stirring effect on the enemy’s humanity that it took generals from both sides weeks to instill a fighting spirit back into their troops to motivate them to continue fighting and killing each other. Only a couple of days ago, yet another tragedy struck the soccer world. Bolton’s
player, Fabrice Muamba, collapsed on the field during the game with an unknown heart defect. When his heart could not be revived on the field, the game was cancelled . . . despite the fact that Bolton is a mere point above relegation and that their opponent, Tottenham Hotspur, is in a close fight for qualifying for next season’s Champions League. Bolton’s manager went into the ambulance and into the hospital with his injured player. Bolton’s next game was postponed indefinitely, with the permission of their next scheduled opponent, Aston Villa. Reaction around the soccer community was remarkable. One player for Juventus, Andres Pirlo, dedicated the goal that he scored for Muamba. Another, Chelsea’s Gary Cahill, revealed a shirt that said “Pray for Muamba” after scoring a goal; even though taking off shirts is an automatic yellow card, the referee did not issue one. Real Madrid’s whole team wore jerseys, half of which said “Get Well Soon, Muamba,” and the other half saying “Animo [get well] Abidal” (Abidal plays for FC Barcelona, the Real Madrid’s bitter rival, and he is getting a liver transplant). Nelson Mandela once said, “Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.” Soccer patches up our differences by admiring and respecting an individual for his or her soccer skills. Indeed, some of the major organizations against racism are led by soccer players. Barcelona and French National team striker Thierry Henry has teamed up with Nike to start “Stand Up, Speak Up,” an organization against racism, in which several prominent players made an appearance. At the Euro 2008 semifinals, each team captain spoke out against racism. England has worn bands against racism during some of its matches, and Holland, Portugal and Russia have recently given up their team colors for a match and instead wore black and white jerseys to highlight their resistance to bigotry. What other sport does so much to fight bigotry? What sport takes such public stands against hatred, universally supported by the majority of not only clubs and countries, but also players? -Gary Gorny CAS/SMG 2011
Thursday, March 22, 2012
MARASCO: Terriers must stay out of penalty box to defeat Golden Gophers Marasco: From page 8
He’s only faced 980 shots this season and is actually only touting a .910 save percentage – lower than you’d expect from a goalie who’s bageled the opponent seven times. In fact, Patterson is coming off a game in which he allowed six goals on just 28 shots. BU senior goaltender Kieran Milan has had three shutouts of his own despite facing 1162 shots and boasts an impressive save percentage of .925 this season. He’s also broken his own career high for saves in a single game twice in the last two weeks. So what’s the problem you ask? Despite the better goalie production, BU is still allowing more than half a goal per game than Minnesota. That points to a huge edge for the Gophers in team defense.
But what about special teams? In a game between teams of this caliber you’d expect special teams to be at a premium. Both squads are very efficient on the power play, with Minnesota converting 23.12 percent of its chances and BU converting 22.63 percent, good for 5th and 8th in the nation respectively. The numbers are close on the other end too, with BU holding serve on the penalty kill 82.7 percent of the time and Minnesota stopping foes at 81 percent. So, this seems to be a virtual draw . . . right? Not so fast. Minnesota has been far more disciplined, averaging just more than 13.5 penalty minutes per game, while BU has averaged nearly 19 minutes a game – a disturbing total. This reeks of danger.
We all saw what happened last week, with Maine netting four PP goals – the difference in the game. If BU spends as much time in the box as it’s made a habit of this year, it could spell doom. Minnesota is too lethal when it has the man advantage to be given excess opportunities. So you’ve got to hope BU can stay out of the box, but how do the Terriers combat the strong team defensive play of those pesky Gophers? You can expect Don Lucia’s team to play its wide-open style and attempt to thrive on puck possession. In fact, that emphasis on possession is what has kept its opponents’ shots and scoring numbers so low this season. On the other side, BU’s aggressive forechecking style will create an interesting matchup.
We know BU will utilize its on-puck speed, especially that of Duluth, Minn., native Chris Connolly (who should feel right at home in St. Paul), to break into the zone, coupled with a healthy variety of forechecks. But maintaining possession in the zone – being patient and intelligent with the puck - will be at a premium. Sophomore defenseman Adam Clendening could be an x-factor here, as his ability to shoot, but more importantly handle and distribute the puck effectively from the blue line could be huge for the Terriers. Yes, the matchup is worrisome – the Terriers will need to avoid racking up penalty minutes and limit Minnesota’s puck control and transition opportunities as much as possible – but coming off a frustrating loss, facing a top team on the road in a huge game . . . Seems like exactly the type of bout BU has been winning all season.
Terriers find net five times in final eight minutes during win over Bulldogs Lacrosse: From page 8
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Senior attack Molly Swain had three goals during BU’s win over Yale on Wednesday. Swain was named the America East Player of the Game for her efforts.
For the next 12 minutes both teams went scoreless, until Swain scored on a free-position shot to break the drought after a Terrier timeout. It took almost five more minutes for another goal to be scored, but BU found the net five times in the final eight minutes to win. Yale put the ball between the pipes only once in that time. BU finished the game with a statistical edge in almost every category. The Terriers took 38 shots to the Bulldogs’ 18. Yale picked up only eight ground balls and won eight draw controls, while BU finished with 21 and 14, respective. The Terriers also had two more penalty minutes than the Bulldogs, though they did take 11 free-position shots to Yale’s six. Swain and freshman attack Mallory Collins ended as the leading scorers for both BU and the game with three goals each. Frey, senior midfielder Annie Stooksberry and sophomore midfielder Kristen Mogavero also scored twice for BU. Etrasco emerged as the Terriers’ most successful winner of draw controls with six, Stooksberry led BU with five ground balls,
and Swain took 11 shots. Sophomore goalkeeper Christina Sheridan played all 60 minutes in goal for BU, allowing eight goals while stopping one shot in the first half and three in the second. Freshman midfielder Cathryn Avallone extended her position as the Bulldogs’ leading goal scorer for the season with two goals against the Terriers. Six other Bulldogs also contributed a single goal. Sophomore goalkeeper Erin McMullan started for the Bulldogs for first time this season, playing all 60 minutes. She made 10 saves, six in the first half and four in the second. With only two non-conference games remaining – both of which are in the middle of BU’s schedule against the America East Conference – Robertshaw is looking toward the conference slate and expressed a bit of excitement to face familiar foes. “I’m just looking forward to getting in the mix,” Robertshaw said. “You know, there’s been a lot of talk of our conference doing well outside of our conference play. I want us to be in that mix. I want us to start playing and seeing how we stack up against our own conference.”
Rowing takes two fourth-place finishes Defense perfect during Terriers’ in Clemson Regatta, heads to Beanpot impressive offensive outing Roundup: From page 8
Senior Courtney Dampolo shot a twoday total of 174, landing her in a tie for 28th place. Freshmen Christina Patracuolla and Flor Canedo, along with senior Jill Eelman rounded out the Terriers squad finishing in 35th, 41st and 46th place, respectively. The Terriers will next compete in Barrington, R.I., on April 8 and 9 in the Brown Invitational. Rowing The BU women’s rowing team competed in the Clemson Regatta on March 17, taking fourth-place finishes in the Second Varsity Eight and Second Novice Eight races.
During their first race of the day, the Terriers placed fifth in the Varsity Eight with a time of 7:01.30. The host team, No. 16 Clemson University, took the top spot with a time of 6:46.21. In the Second Varsity Eight, BU earned fourth place when it came in at a time of 7:05.56. The Terriers experienced their worse race of the meet during the Novice Eight when it placed seventh out of seven teams with a time of 7:38.08. BU finished its day with a fourth-place finish in the Second Novice Eight. The Terriers came in more than 26 seconds behind first-place finisher Iowa College with a time of 7:56.13. The team will next compete in the Beanpot on March 24.
Softball: From page 8
The Terriers were selective, but they were by no means too patient. In 42 plate appearances, only two resulted in a walk. Of the starting nine players in BU’s lineup, seven had at least one hit and six had at least two. Sophomores Chelsea O’Connor and Amy Ekart each finished with three hits and two RBI’s. Classmate Jayme Mask played a major role from her spot as the leadoff hitter. The right fielder stole two bases and scored three runs to go with her three hits. Freshman Mandy Fernandez had a breakout performance, going 2-for-2 with a home run and a game-high four RBIs. Fernandez pinch-hit for sophomore Chelsea Kehr, who started the day as the Terriers’ designated hitter. O’Connor also had a homerun for the Ter-
riers. “It was a nice outing for us, offensively,” Rychcik said. “Nobody tried to over-do it; just take the bases, and hit line-drives. If you hit one out of the park, then you hit one out of the park.” If Schuppert could derive confidence from the offensive approach of the Terriers, she certainly could have done the same from the fielders behind her. Defensively, the Terriers were flawless on the diamond, making 17 putouts on 17 attempts. “There were quite a few balls put in play by the other team,” Rychcik said. “And all the balls we had chances for, we made plays on.” BU plays its first home game Thursday at 4 p.m. against Boston College. This acts as the first of a four-game home stand the Terriers will compete in over the next four days.
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Softball gets record-breaking 19 hits in win By Tyler Lay Daily Free Press Staff
Gopher Hunting When you heard that the No. 8/10 Boston University hockey squad was headed out to St. Paul for the NCAA hockey tournament’s first round to face No. 6 University of Minnesota in a virtual home game for the Golden Gophers, you may have felt a bit unnerved. I can’t blame you. Playing those Gophers so close to their home is not ideal, but c’est la vie. The Terriers are paying the price for their average showing in the Hockey East tournament. H o w ever, should Te r r i e r fans really feel that concerned about the task of winning a big game on the road? FRANK There are /DAILY FREE PRESS FILE PHOTO MARASCO other things Junior pitcher Erin Schuppert had four strikeouts in seven innings to fret about of work during BU’s win over Bryant on Wednesday. in this matchup (and I’ll get to those), but geography is not one of them. BU is just 10-9 at home this season, but is 13-5-1 in road and neutral site matchups. the streak and the team’s perforBy Shep Hayes Daily Free Press Staff The road performance of this mance over the weekend helped squad only becomes more impresPropelled by a scoring drive late them prepare for Yale (2-4). sive when you investigate these in the second half, the Boston Uni“We capitalized on [the previous wins. versity lacrosse team defeated Yale wins], corrected some mistakes we The Terriers’ impressive wins University 13-8 on Wednesday for had this weekend and over break to away from Agganis include: the its first home win of season. really push today,” Swain said. Red Hot Hockey clash against BU coach Liz Robertshaw said The Terriers (4-4) have turned Cornell University at Madison their two- the winning streak, even before 13 Square Garden; a 4-1 victory at BU g a m e Wednesday’s game, gives the TerMerrimack when it was ranked w i n n i n g riers more confidence. 8 fourth in the country; a 7-4 victory Yale “[The recent success] has defistreak that at UMass-Lowell when the River began dur- nitely loosened [the team] up a Hawks (what is a river hawk?) ing spring break into a three-game little bit,” she said. “I told them in were leading Hockey East; two stretch of victories. They will be- pregame that I am a very demandwins at Boston College; a 5-1 gin conference play on Saturday at ing coach – they already knew that drubbing of Maine in Orono – A .500 for the first time all season. – but that today I just wanted them very impressive road résumé inSenior attack Molly Swain said to go out and show everyone what deed. The ability to win away from home is always a plus come tournament time because home ice ultimately gets tossed aside. By Kevin Dillon and Meredith Perri The Terriers will hope to sumwith 40 points. Finishing the poll Daily Free Press Staff mon that road mojo a few more is the University of Vermont (37), times on the road to Tampa. America East released its pre- Binghamton University (30), the So, BU fans can feel positive season coaches’ polls on Wednes- University of Maine (26), Stony about their team’s resolve on the day, projecting the Boston Uni- Brook University (19) and the road, but what about the matchup versity women’s team to be at University of Hartford (9). with Minnesota itself? – location the top of the conference and the Senior Shelby Walton will be aside. men’s team second in the confer- a key performer for the women’s There are a few concerning ence. team this year, as she won the factors. The women’s team is the reign- 100- and 200-meter dashes and Both teams enjoy consistent ing America East champion and led the 4x100-meter relay team to success at the offensive end with led the conference with 61 points gold. BU 2nd in the nation in scoring and in first-place votes with five. Junior Allison Barwise will and Minnesota 3rd. The University of Albany is also be among the top performers It gets more interesting at the ranked second in the conference for the Terriers. She will look to other end of the ice. Kent Patter- with 60 points and four first-place defend her heptathlon and high son has a Division I-leading seven votes. jump titles. shutouts this season for the GoldThe men’s team received one Trailing Albany is the Unien Gophers - but that statistic is versity of Maryland-Baltimore first-place vote while accumulatmisleading. County with 42 points and the ing 56 total points in the coaches’ Marasco, see page 7 University of New Hampshire poll. Albany took the top spot
After playing its first 22 games in either Florida or Tennessee, the Boston University softball team continued playing in the heat thanks to the uncharacteristically warm weather of Smithfield, R.I., Wednesday afternoon. In their first matchup since the official beginning of spring, the Te r r i e r s 13 ( 1 5 - 8 ) BU rejoiced 3 over Bryant a recordbreaking performance. In a 13-3 victory over Bryant University, the Terriers scattered 19 hits, two more than the record set nearly 20 years ago by the 1993 team. Six players contributed RBI’s in the season-high 13-run effort. The Bulldogs (4-13) collected only as many hits as they had runs due to a solid – though initially rocky – pitching performance from junior Erin Schuppert. The junior struck out four batters in seven innings of work. “[Schuppert] actually had a couple of rough innings early on and then kind of settled down,” said BU coach Shawn Rychcik. “The of-
fense was there for [Schuppert] and she ended up getting a complete game out of it.” Schuppert gave up a homer to the first batter she faced, but the BU offense mitigated the blow by drawing blood earlier in the inning. The Terriers picked up three runs on an RBI single, a sacrifice fly and a fielding error. Bryant put up another run in the second, but BU yet again overpowered the home team’s production with two more runs. In the first two innings alone, the Terriers racked up seven hits. BU gathered two more runs in the fourth inning, and three in each the sixth and seventh. The team’s ability to put the bat on the ball was proven not only by the record number of hits, but also by the zero strikeouts suffered on offense. Rychcik was more impressed with the individual plate appearances of his players than the collective offensive performance. “We had real quality at bats today,” Rychcik said. “We worked some counts, got to some good hitting counts, and then when we got good pitches, we really did jump on them.”
Softball, see page 7
Lacrosse earns first home win of season in Ivy League battle they were capable of and I think you saw a good 45 minutes of that.” Robertshaw added that she thinks the joy of victory is one of the contributors to the new sense of confidence. “We had that little bit of a lull period [in the second half], but I think you saw a better BU team because they feel more confident in what they can do and they felt winning and they want to do it again,” Robertshaw said. “It’s a lot more fun.” Senior midfielder Hannah Frey opened the game with a goal 1:24 into the first half off an assist from junior attack Danielle Etrasco. Yale
responded almost seven minutes later with attack Caroline Crow’s unassisted goal, her only one in the contest. BU embarked on a three-goal run over a 3:30 period beginning shortly after Crow’s goal, jumping out to its largest lead of the half. But Yale closed out the final 12:43 with four goals as BU scored once, knotting the score 5-5 at halftime. BU tallied two goals at the beginning of the second to jump out to another lead, but Yale came right back with two goals of its own less than a minute, tying the game again. Lacrosse, see page 7
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The Bottom Line
Wednesday, Mar. 22
Softball vs. Boston College, 4 p.m. M. Tennis @ Quinnipiac, 3 p.m. M. Swimming @ NCAA Championships, TBA
Thursday, Mar. 23 M. Swimming @ NCAA Championships, TBA
Friday, Mar. 24
M. Hockey @ Minnesota, 5 p.m. W. Lacrosse vs. Vermont, 1 p.m. Softball vs. Binghamton, 1 p.m. Softball vs. Binghamton, 3 p.m.
with the remaining first-place votes and 64 total points. The rest of the poll listed Binghamton (50) in third, UNH (41) in fourth, UMBC (39) in fifth, Maine (29) in sixth, Stony Brook (18) in seventh, Vermont (17) in eighth and Hartford (10) rounding out the list in last place. 2011 Most Outstanding Track Performer junior R.J. Page will likely be a top performer for BU, as he set a conference record in the 200-meter dash last spring with a time of 21.22 seconds. Senior Tewado Latty will also be among the top runners. He is the reigning 400-meter dash champion and set a conference record in the race last season. Both teams will be back in
action in the Texas Relays from March 28-31 and the Snowflake Classic on March 31.
Saturday, Mar. 25
Sunday, Mar. 26
Softball vs. Binghamton, 12 p.m. W. Tennis @ Syracuse, 9 a.m.
Women’s Golf The BU women’s golf team participated in the Siena Invitational in Port St. Lucie, Fla., this past weekend, finishing seventh out of eight teams. Freshman Kristyna Pavlickova led he Terriers, who accumulated a total of 703 strokes during the two-day invitational. The Prague native, one of five Terriers participating in the tournament, shot four over par on the second day of competition. Her final total of 158 (82-76) tied her for ninth place.
Roundup, see page 7
No Games Scheduled Roger Goodell is giving Boba Fett a run for his money with his recent bounty hunting of the Saints.