The Daily Free Press
Year xliii. Volume lxxxxviii. Issue XVI
INSOMNIACS Students, activists protest at Insomnia Cookies, page 3.
Monday, September 30, 2013 The Independent Student Newspaper at Boston University
MFA exhibit displays fashion of hippie culture, page 5.
Woodworth scores 2 in women’s hockey preseason, page 8.
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Immigration advocates protest treatment of inmates BU campuses to see By Steven Dufour Daily Free Press Staff
In a movement that has been ongoing for several years, about 50 people gathered in front of the Suffolk County House of Corrections on Sunday to protest unfair treatment of imprisoned immigrants. “We’re here because of unsanitary conditions [for inmates],” said Peter Lowber, organizer of the event for The Boston New Sanctuary Movement. “The vigils out here have given them strength to do what they’re doing. So being out is important because it does give that strength. It shows that solidarity. It helps them, so it’s very important.” BNSM organized the vigils in response to a letter of complaint sent on Tuesday to corrections officials by nearly 40 inmates who are detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. The letter threatened a hunger strike if their demands for better living conditions were not met, but the strike was canceled after a protest on Thursday. Officials for the House of Corrections were not available to comment. Members of several organizations, including BNSM, Black and Pink, Centro Presente and the Boston Workers Alliance, spoke to the crowd about poor food quality, medical care and visitation rights of the ICE inmates. After an introductory prayer, Jose Palma, lead organizer for Centro Presente, an advocacy group in favor of Latin American immigrant rights, said the U.S.’s difficult naturalization process puts people in prison unnecessarily.
increased number of security cameras By Alexandra Mardirossian Daily Free Press Contributor
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Sarah Richards of Somerville, who graduated from and taught at Boston University, holds a sign as protesters wave at inmates Sunday afternoon, at the Suffolk County House of Corrections, during a protest organized by the Boston New Sanctuary Movement.
“I came here [to the U.S.] in 1998, and since that time, I still don’t have a permanent residence and I still don’t know if I will ever be a citizen,” he said. “We are a light of hope for many people in the shadows, [for] many people who are living in the dark.” Sunni Ali, a representative from BWA, said a petition he is gathering signatures for would make the state government use taxpayer money to create jobs for immigrants rather than for
prison funding. “Why would you want to take our money and build more jails and prisons for people who don’t have jobs, for people that are underemployed, for people that are targeted to be put in prison?” he said. “[We] could employ 10,000 people over a 10-year period at a liveable wage, so why would you ever use that money to build
Incarceration, see page 2
District 8 City Council election takes back seat to mayoral race By Katie Vibbert Daily Free Press Contributor
Competing in the shadow of the Boston mayoral election, City Council hopefuls Josh Zakim and Michael Nichols will go head to head after beating out a field of five candidates on Tuesday, fighting to fill former mayoral candidate Mike Ross’s seat and represent District Eight in the Boston City Council. Zakim, a lawyer at Greater Boston Legal Services, came in first place in the primary, garnering 2,691 votes or approximately 45 percent. He said public education is at the top of his agenda. “Boston should be a place with good quality elementary schools and success from no matter what neighborhood you come from,” he said. “I want to make sure Boston is a place of opportunity ... we need to look at innovative solutions for school systems and make sure folks have constants in government.” Nichols, research director to the entire City
Council, came in second in the primary with 1,619 votes, or approximately 27 percent, and said his top priorities are affordable housing in Boston’s neighborhoods and late-night transportation. “[A priority is] making sure that people at every income level or none at all can afford to live in Boston,” he said. “[Another] one is late-night transportation, not only for the student population but those who work third-shift jobs, whether it be a hotel or a hospital, bar or restaurant — those folks don’t have reliable transportation.” Although this election will affect only residents of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Kenmore, Mission Hill and parts of the West End, voter turnout was low, with only 7,013 votes or about 21 percent of the number of registered people voting in the D8 city council primary election. Katherine Einstein, a political science professor at Boston University, said voters are al-
ready too overwhelmed with the mayoral race to pay attention to the city council race. “Mayors in Boston are more high salience and have more power than individual city councilors,” she said. “When you have this crowded mayoral field, that is already pretty complicated and hard to follow, you’re going to have interested voters focused on that election and not so much on the city council election,” she said. She said because Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has been in office for decades and voters had to choose between 12 candidates, many did not have the time or energy to invest into voting for city council as well. Nichols said light voter interest is not surprising and that he understands voters are tired and consumed with the mayoral race. “It’s definitely the mayoral race … so that has demanded a lot of attention,” he said. “There were a lot of candidates to consider
City Council, see page 2
In response to a string of crime near campus during the 2012-13 academic year, Boston University President Robert Brown has called for an increased concentration of security cameras across BU’s Charles River Campus and Medical Campus, said BUPD Deputy Director of Public Safety Scott Paré. Paré said the new cameras will be pan-tilt rather than stationary, and thus will be capable of remote directional and zoom control from BUPD’s headquarters. The cameras’ views will span 180 degrees so dispatchers can monitor a large area at one time. “These cameras are going to be used to enhance the safety and the security of this community,” Paré said. “They are only in public areas where, quite often, police are visible anyways. This just gives us an opportunity to look at a greater area and if something happens we have the ability to go back and look … It’s not to attack anybody’s privacy.” Installation of the cameras is an ongoing process that should be completed in the next few months, he said. Paré said BU has had cameras in place around campus for much time. They were particularly useful in assisting policemen find the suspects responsible for a string of armed robberies and a stabbing on or near campus in the 2012-13 academic year. “Though cameras have long been in place on BU’s campus, the success in solving the [stabbing] incident prompted BU President Robert Brown to call for increased security across the Charles River and Medical Campuses,” Paré said. Despite the concerns of some students, new cameras are not intended to look for students taking part in their everyday or nighttime activities, said BUPD Dispatcher Rich Churchill. He said since bike thefts have been a regular occurrence on campus, the increased security should come as a great relief to BU’s large biker community. Paré said the security cameras are multipurpose as they can help BUPD officials assess traffic during major campus events, and help dispatchers monitor the location of a traffic incident before officers arrive to the scene. Churchill said other common theft-targeted
Cameras, see page 2
Pres. Robert Brown receives $1.3 million total compensation for 2011-12 By Rachel Riley Daily Free Press Staff
Boston University President Robert Brown’s compensation increased by almost $350,000 between the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years, according to 990 tax forms filed by BU officials. Brown received $1,141,330 in compensation for the 2010-11 year and $1,381,264 for the 2011-12 year, BU spokesman Colin Riley confirmed. The increase is partially attributed to Brown’s success in following his strategic plan for the university. “By all indicators, the university performance — certainly the financial performance of the university — is stronger than it’s ever been under his leadership and his strategic vision of the campus,” Riley said “… We’re very fortunate to have his outstanding leadership.” The Executive Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees decides Brown’s annual salary through negotiation, Riley said. The university president’s compensation comes from revenue stream that funds all major university
operations. “It’s from the same revenue stream that provides the operating revenue stream for the university,” Riley said. “Salaries and benefits are the single largest component of expenses at the university. The single largest revenue stream is tuition.” Brown’s compensation for the 2011-12 year exceeds the compensation of presidents at other major Boston area schools, according to the each university’s official Form 990. Harvard University President Drew Faust made $899,734 and Emerson College President Lee Pelton made $421,520. Other local universities 990 forms for the 2012-12 year have not yet been posted online. Brown’s compensation also saw a major increase between the 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years, when the International Revenue Service began requiring colleges to include the value of perks, such as housing, in official compensation packages declared on tax forms,
Brown, see page 2
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Boston University President Robert Brown’s salary has steadily increased during his time as president.
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Cameras will appear in ‘common’ theft areas Brown’s compensation could be used elsewhere, some students say Cameras: From Page 1
areas, such as dormitory laundry rooms, will be monitored by the new cameras. “All I’m looking for is someone suspicious,” Churchill said. “Say I see a guy who is obviously not a student, maybe an older guy, with a backpack walking through bike racks — he’ll do a couple loops, and he might be robbing somebody’s bike.” Duncan Edward, a School of Management junior, said many students feel unsafe on South Campus, especially near the Blandford Street stairs, and on West Campus, so the increase in cameras may ease many
student’s safety concerns. “In parts of campus, it’s [the increase in cameras] are necessary … as long as it’s in a public area and as long as it benefits the general community,” Duncan said. “I don’t think every corner of BU needs a camera, but they are definitely needed further out in West Campus.” Shannon Almeida, a SMG senior, said although the increased concentration of security cameras seems like a good idea, she wonders if they serve a real purpose as they will not necessarily prevent any crimes from happening. “Honestly, cameras don’t prevent anything — it just helps you find out
what happened,” Almeida said. “But if criminals know that they are being monitored, perhaps they will not act.” Heidi Auvenshine, a College of Arts and Sciences sophomore, said some students worry that the increased security coverage will infringe on their privacy. However, she said, she sees the necessity of the increased cameras around campus. “With the cameras, I think they’re acceptable as long as they’re [BUPD] not using them to specifically go out and look for things to bust people for,” Auvenshine said. “I think that if there is a specific incident, then they [the cameras] are helpful.”
Boston resident: protests increase ‘political pressure’ Incarceration: From Page 1
more prisons? It doesn’t make any sense.” After the speakers finished, the group walked around the jail, chanting support for the inmates. They went from the front parking lot to the rear of the building near the Massachusetts Avenue Connector. They stopped there and held up signs for the inmates who waved and banged on their windows in response. Greg Caplan, 63, a resident of Boston, said the protests were worth the effort because they gave inmates a voice.
“Raising public awareness and political pressure, that’s key with this,” he said. “It’s a great thing that everyone’s doing this. The world we live in has been very supportive.” Ingrid Johansson, 67, a resident of Brookline, said many of those in prison did not deserve to be there, so protesting was necessary. “This whole situation feels like those [jail] windows,” she said. “They can see out at us, but we can’t see in, and that’s the problem. Only they know what’s happening, but we have to somehow be their voice.” Hank Reisner, 63, a resident of Boston, said the primary goal of the
protests was not to fight the people who make the rules for prisoner treatment and acquisition, but rather to correct them. “People inherently mean well, and even those who support policies that hurt others, they believe they’re doing the right thing,” he said. “They’re making mistakes though, or they are doing it out of ignorance. For this, they’re saying that if something has the potential to be unsafe, we should lock it up. That sounds nice, but there’s no end. It’s inherently flawed because there’s no way all these people [immigrants] are unsafe.”
Brown: From Page 1
Riley said. Between the 2007-07 and 200809 school years, Brown’s salary increased by $238,653 from $804,639 to $1,043,292, Riley confirmed. “The university requires him to live in university housing,” Riley said. “When we calculate his salary and benefits, we include the value of the housing he lives in.” Brown’s current residence is a five-bedroom house in Allston, which BU officials estimate would rent for approximately $21,000 a month, Riley said. College of Arts and Sciences sophomore Mary Kate Czepial said Brown is not as visible to students as BU officials such as Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore. “I do feel like he’s running the university well — I just feel like he’s not really making himself known to the students, which is really important,” she said. University accomplishments are likely factors for increases in Brown’s salary, Czepial said.
“He should have a set pay and get bonuses for anything that might have exponentially increased at the school, such as our ratings or being able to accept more students because we are able to give out more financial aid,” she said. CAS sophomore Laura Petishnok said while she appreciates Brown’s ability to handle crisis situations, she is unsure how she feels about Brown’s high compensation. “Maybe after calculating the logistics of everything, maybe he really does deserve what he is getting,” she said. “BU is a huge business. A lot of things go on. BU has to make money, too, to support everything that’s going on here.” School of Management freshman Caitlin McGraf said the money she pays to attend BU could go to more important things than Brown’s paycheck. “I know BU is a good school and it sounds like he’s doing a good job, but that’s a lot of money,” McGraf said. “That [money] could be going to other resources for students to make the school even better.”
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Voters distracted by wide breadth of mayoral race City Council: From Page 1
all at one time, 19 [city councilors] at-large, 12 mayoral and five in this [D8] race. Now that it’s down to 8 at-large, two mayoral and two in this race, [so] there are only 12 left that people have to be concerned with, so I think this race will get a lot more attention.” Einstein said general election turnout is always higher than during the primaries, so more people will pay attention to this race leading up to the Nov. 5 election. “The city councilors play an important role in the city policy-making process,” she said. “It would be great if voters could be informed on both elections. General election turnout is almost uniformly higher than primary election turnout. Even for a local election, we should expect more turnout in November than we saw in the primary election.” Some residents said they were overwhelmed by the political ads and differentiating all the candidates from each other. “The number of people running for mayor gave people a lot to choose from,” said John Wilson, 25, resident of Jamaica Plain. “People may have voted for whoever was more familiar instead of the different platforms they were running for.” Lucy Meyers, a resident of Brookline, said although the mayoral race is more publicized, she believes the city council race will affect voters more directly. “I think city council usually affects people more,” she said “It’s more local.” Jillian Permiano, resident of Somerville, said voters are more concerned about the mayoral election because Menino has been a symbol of Boston for so long. “It’s definitely about Menino,” she said. “Menino was forever such a force and symbol of Boston and I think people are looking for a new symbol.”
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Campus & City Column Close Encounters
If I came face-to-face with Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber tomorrow, I probably wouldn’t care. I’d be confused by the random influx of famous people into my life, but otherwise I doubt I would start screaming or foaming at the mouth. I’ve just never been star-struck by a traditional celebrity. This may be due to the fact that for JESSICA most of my life, DEPIES the most famous person I’d ever met was my city’s weatherman — but I also don’t think I’d be particularly amazed if I were to meet someone more famous. Obviously there are exceptions (e.g., Ryan Gosling), but it doesn’t seem like the fact that someone is in a TV show or profiled in Us Weekly should merit some overwhelming response to their presence. However, last Monday I saw David Carr. David Carr, guys. Do you know how cool that is?! The famed media and culture columnist for The New York Times strode into an average classroom on the second floor of the College of Communication, and I … well, um … (I was speechless.) Twenty-five years ago, this guy was a cocaine addict. Basically, his only concerns were when he’d get his next fix and if he heard the police outside his door. Today, he’s an acclaimed journalist and media expert. That transformation merits a pretty serious level of respect. Yes, when you search David Carr’s name on Google, the first result is for a quarterback in the NFL, but first of all, that guy is only a backup quarterback right now, and also I’m pretty sure the Times’ Carr has impacted American culture to a greater extent. Just a guess. I first heard of (the important) David Carr in a documentary about the Times, in which he spoke beautifully about the still-bright future of journalism. And even though Carr is recognized throughout the field of journalism, when I expressed excitement to my friends, classmates and family members, I was met with an, “Oh! Right! He’s, um, he’s … yeah, that’s really cool!” I understand that there’s no way for everyone to recognize a semiobscure columnist the way they recognize someone who’s on the radio every 10 minutes. And obviously, the fact that I’m a journalism student makes me more likely to know about Carr. Regardless, I believe that we all ought to be more impressed to see him on our college campus rather than the standard comedian or actor. All I want is for us to possess unreasonable obsessions about slightly more talented people. If we are all drawn to assigning more value to some people than to others, then we might as well assign that greater value to the people who have experienced absolute darkness and turned that into something beautiful. Ideally, we could all be starstruck by those who aren’t necessarily “stars” in the traditional sense of the word, because the real stars are those who have shone in the dark and pulled through a bit of light. Why can’t we look for those stars if we decide to worship any at all? Jessica Depies is a freshman in the College of Communication studying journalism. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Protests staged at Insomnia Cookies locations Med. marijuana
applications go to 2nd license phase
By Sara Herschander Daily Free Press Contributor
A crowd gathered Thursday outside of the Insomnia Cookies on the Boston University Charles River Campus to protest low wages, poor working conditions and union formation suppression at the business chain. “We decided to go on strike for benefits, unionizing the store and higher pay wages,” said Insomnia Cookies ex-employee Jonathan Peña. Student activists, union members and other supporters joined Peña at the 708 Commonwealth Ave. store location to voice complaints against the entire Insomnia Cookies organization. Members of BU’s Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism and Student Labor Action Project were present at the rally. Insomnia Cookies operates at more than 30 locations across the eastern U.S. and offers a delivery service of cookies, milk and other baked goods until 3 a.m. The dissatisfaction that prompted the protest began with an employee strike at the Harvard Square location on Aug. 19, where workers voiced frustration over a lack of employee benefits and failure of the company to ensure adequate breaks, Peña said. Peña and three other striking workers were dismissed after the strike. Members of the Industrial Workers of the World union, which
By Sarah Capungan Daily Free Press Staff
“Residents of the South Coast have been waiting for 20 years for a reliable transit system that connects conveniently to Boston and everything in between,” Patrick said in a Sept. 23 press release. “We are making it happen, and we thank the Army Corps of Engineers and MassDOT for moving us so far forward.” George Bachrach, president of the Environmental League of Massachusetts, said the rail sounds promising, but money is a serious factor for Massachusetts. “Massachusetts is number one in terms of energy efficiency … [but] the MBTA is underfunded, and as a result we have old, antiquated cars that break down too frequently and aging tracks that need to be replaced,” he said. “Until that [better funding] happens, it will never be efficient.”
In an attempt to narrow down the application count to 35, the Department of Public Health approved 158 out of 181 marijuana dispensaries on Sept. 23 to move on to the next step of being licensed to sell medical marijuana legally. “This is a very competitive process, and we required applicants to meet high standards to advance,” said DPH Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett in a press release on Sept. 23. “We are fortunate that Massachusetts has a large field of serious applicants, who are capable of making a significant investment to benefit qualified patients and safeguard communities.” The DPH will assign a committee that will score each dispensary through a system based on ability to meet the health needs of other patients, appropriateness of the location, geographical distribution, local support and public safety. The committee will proceed to select 35 dispensaries that they will place throughout Massachusetts, according to the release. Heidi Heilman, president of the Massachusetts Prevention Alliance, a group trying to limit the regulation of medicinal marijuana, said they are working with municipalities about zoning the marijuana dispensaries in a way that limits their access in the Commonwealth. “We are very concerned about use access to medical marijuana for young people, so we are really concerned about the zoning ordinances that municipalities put in place, and we caution localities to arrange for appropriate zoning mandates that will limit access to marijuana and divert marijuana [usage],” she said Heilman said she believes many patients who enter these dispensaries intend to use marijuana in a recreational manner rather than for medicinal purposes. “We know from other states that less than 3 percent of medical marijuana cardholders have life-debilitating illnesses,” she
Rail, see page 4
Marijuana, see page 4
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College of Communication junior Lindsay Kopit holds a sign during a protest against Insomnia Cookies Friday night in front of the Insomnia Cookies shop on Commonwealth Avenue.
has been involved with the Insomnia Cookies controversy since the protest at the Harvard location, also joined the crowd on Thursday. Insomnia officials could not be reached for comment. Peña, who worked at the Harvard Square Insomnia for only three days before striking, said the average turnover rate for employees is two to three weeks, likely due to low wages and poor working conditions. The standard salary of a baker or cashier is $9 per hour, according to the Insomnia Cookies Website. Delivery drivers receive $5 per hour supplemented by tips received on deliveries. “We just went on strike,” said
Peña. “We felt as though we should just put our foot down and say, ‘you know what? We’re worth more than $9 an hour. We’re worth more than $5 an hour for bikers.’” Peña said the store’s late hours require employees to work late into the night, often past 3:30 am, in a risky environment. “I would have to make cash deposits at 3:30 in the morning, not knowing that if I walked out the door, I wouldn’t have been robbed at gunpoint,” he said. “... You have to deal with drunken people. You have to deal with people cursing at you for no reason because they’re drunk.”
Insomnia, see page 4
Potential rail to link Boston to southern Mass. By William LePage Daily Free Press Contributor
A commuter rail from Boston to the Massachusetts cape is now one step closer to full approval as Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick announced his support of the project following the release of an outside environmental review on Sept. 23. The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the South Coast Rail Project, conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers, investigated alternative routes and modes of transit for their impact on ground, water and air pollution effects. No better alternative was found than a route proposed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation from Boston through Stoughton, ending in New Bedford and Fall River. Michael Verseckes, spokesman for MassDOT, said the Com-
monwealth was concerned with the rail’s potential environmental effects, and they would not be pushing the project along if it did not have important benefits. “Hockomock swamp in particular is one of the most important wetland areas that provides habitat to many rare species … [and] the rail could potentially degrade the water quality of these wetlands,” he said. “[However], we know there to be a link between transportation improvements and economic development.” The FEIR is required by federal and state law, but Tim Dugan, spokesman for the New England district of the Army Corps of Engineers, said environmental concerns were of particular concern with this project because the proposed rail passes through miles of wetlands, specifically the Pine and Hockomock swamps.
BU student raises funds to aid Kenya mall shooting relief fund By Laura O’Shea Daily Free Press Staff
With the help of the American Red Cross and students and faculty of Boston University, Chiraag Devani has created a fundraiser to help those affected by the Westgate Mall shooting in Nairobi, Kenya. Devani, a College of Engineering sophomore, said some children from his high school were shot and killed in the attack that lasted from Sept. 21 to Sept. 24. He said he plans to raise funds for not only those affected by the mall shootings, but also for their families and the affected mall employees. “This attack was very shocking and hard to accept,” Devani said. “The most overwhelming part of it is not when it happened, or the timing of the attack, but because it was so close to home. It could have been my friends or family or me.”
The Al-Shabaab Islamist group claimed responsibility for the shootings, which resulted in more than 60 deaths and hundreds of injuries. BU political science professor Timothy Longman said this conflict is seen as a direct response to the Kenyan troops that have been stationed in Somalia for the past 20 years. “Over the past couple of decades, there has been a series of incidents, and then the tension between Christians and Muslims has been growing,” Longman said. “In the regions of Kenya and Tanzania, there has been a growth in attacks, so that’s a very troubling escalation of violence in a region that has been mostly peaceful.” Longman said the pattern of terrorist attacks by the group of self-identified radicals continues to
Kenya, see page 4
PHOTO COURTESY OF CHIRAAG SUDHIR DEVANI
College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences sophomore Chiraag Sudhir Devani, right, poses at a Kenyan elephant orphanage with his cousin. Devani is raising money for the families and mall employees affected by the terrorist attack earlier this month.
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MBTA public forums will help shape commuter rail plans Opposition Rail: From Page 3
The FEIR does not permit any construction, and there are still several steps for the proposal to go through before final approval. Before any further action is taken, the state government is taking questions and commentary from the public until Oct. 26. On Tuesday, Oct. 8, and Thursday, Oct. 17, public forums will be held at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Taunton High School respectively to discuss the FEIR and potential subsequent issues with the rail. Joe Pesaturo, spokesman for
the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, said the forums will help modify plans in the project’s interim. “[The MBTA] cannot begin construction unless all the environmental questions have been answered, but we are very confident that we can answer those questions,” he said “We will be able to come up with a design that satisfies everyone, making sure that this project is done in an environmentally friendly fashion.” Some residents said the rail sounds promising, but there are many factors that need to be con-
sidered before action is taken. Karis Vancavage, 18, a resident of Boston, said the rail cold be a good idea, but only if they follow the appropriate environmental guidelines. “The environment is important and it is a negative effect that the rail will cause damage to endangered species,” she said. “They [the MBTA] should try to find a way to work around [the wetlands].” Ana Piso, 27, a resident of Boston, said there was little benefit to come from the rail. “There are ways to get to [New
Bedford],” she said. “There are buses, and I don’t see why they need to extend it that far. I think it’s a bad idea and I think it’s unnecessary and they should spend their money somewhere else.” Brian Ward, 55, a resident of Watertown, said he has conflicting opinions on the rail. “I don’t think [the project is a good thing] but it is a tough call,” he said “Something has to give. We need to expand and help out [the people of Southern Massachusetts] but we can’t harm these wetlands to suit our convenience.”
BU student: Insomnia employees do not earn ‘living wage’ with tips Insomnia: From Page 3
Students for Labor Action President Talia Leonard said she wants Insomnia Cookies to recognize the right of workers to form unions and provide better pay for employees. “They [employees] don’t make enough money, it’s not a living wage,” Leonard, a College of Arts
and Sciences junior, said. “… Minimum wage is supposed to be made up by tips, but if you’ve ever worked a delivery job, you know that drunk college kids don’t always tip, so they don’t necessarily make minimum wage.” Students for Labor Action member Lindsey Cohen said students should be involved in fa-
cilitating discussion for employee rights at stores they frequent. “It’s important that BU students know that the things that they receive come from something that’s not necessarily so good,” Cohen, a College of Communication sophomore, said. “… Just because something is good for you doesn’t mean that it’s good in general.”
IWW member Patrick O’Meria, a 38-year-old Cambridge resident, said IWW joined the strike to advocate for the rights of Insomnia workers. “This is a direct action to get an immediate result, and that doesn’t happen unless other working class people are in solidarity with their fellow workers,” O’Meria said.
Devani working with American Red Cross to reach $5,000 goal Kenya: From Page 3
contribute to the fear of Islamic terrorism. As of Sunday, Devani said he has collected $678 just through word of mouth. He said he plans to reach out through social media outlets such as Facebook and YouTube to reach his fundraising goal of $5,000. “I made a YouTube video for it [the fundraiser], and I’m just getting all my friends and family to spread the message to spark people’s curiosity and generosity, and just to get
the message out there and for a lot of people donate money,” Devani said. BU students and faculty have been enthusiastic about helping raise funds for this tragedy, Devani said. He said he is currently working with his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, to create an event to raise funds and awareness for those affected by the shooting. “Whoever wants to be involved in it is more than welcome to be,” Devani said. “If BU comes together, I believe when the word gets out and people start sharing my page
on Facebook and sharing the links, I think I will reach the goal, and may even exceed it.” With the help of the students and faculty at BU, Devani said he will accomplish his goal of helping those in need in Kenya. He is currently working with American Red Cross to ensure the money he raises will be distributed efficiently and correctly. “A lot of victims have had trouble, and they’re going to need healthcare and a lot of them won’t receive it or they won’t be able to afford it,” Devani said. “My idea and my sense
is to give some money toward people who will need some help after the event, later on, and the rest of the money will go towards feeding them and helping them get back on their feet.” Devani said he hopes to serve as a role model for other students to get involved in assisting those in need. “I hope it [this fundraiser] will inspire other students,” Devani said. “I hope it does because so many places do need the help and it doesn’t really take a lot of effort on our part, and the difference you make is a lot more.”
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said. “Now we’re seeing in Massachusetts dispensaries coming in from Colorado and California to set up big businesses to capitalize on a young consumer base that will eventually become lifelong dependents on their product.” Although MAPA is against the appearance of marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts, she said the organization does support the way the DPH has handled the dispensary selection process. “We believe the public health departments has done the best job that is can do given the parameters of this law,” Heilman said. “The DPH is in the business of preventing substance abuse, not promoting it, and given the highly political nature of this issue, it’s a tough thing to navigate, especially for publically funded organization.” Bill Downing, treasurer of the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition. an organization working to support the legalization of marijuana, said he thinks the DPH is being conservative about the marijuana dispensary certification process. “The Department of Health is extremely cautious to such a degree that it’s almost just ridiculous,” he said. “They are treating cannabis as though it were a really dangerous drug like Oxycontin or something like that, when the truth is it’s the very safest therapeutic substance known to humans.” Despite the way legalization is being handled, Downing said he is thankful the process is on its way. “It’s being handled and that’s a good thing,” he said. “We want marijuana law to be properly enacted, and it seems to be progressing in some action.” Some residents of Massachusetts said they agreed with dispensaries being built in the Commonwealth. Oliver Ashman, 20, resident of Dorchester, said he did not understand why there was so much controversy surrounding the dispensaries. “I don’t think it [marijuana dispensaries] should arouse so much controversy — they have liquor stores on every corner,” he said. “They should be able to put them wherever they want.” Rich Jones, a bartender from Malden, said he looks forward to recreational marijuana being legal. “I’m for it,” he said. “I like to smoke it once in a while … it would be nice not to have to worry about buying it off of these little kids that put powder in it and stuff.” Cheryl Hennebry, 48, resident of Boston, said she feared the dispensaries were more to make money than anything else. “I think that a lot of people are jumping on the bandwagon to own the dispensaries and make money off of it,” she said. “You have to have $500,000 just to open a store and buy the license … so I think it’s more of a money thing and I think it’s getting out of hand.”
‘Hippie Chic’: MFA offers peace and love to students Brooke Jackson-Glidden
young woman with blonde, flowing hair, a crown of daisies, a floorlength skirt and a denim vest carefully climbed into the front seat of the 1974 Volkswagen bus. As she opened the door, the faces of Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel and Jim Morrison stared ahead from the walls of the bus. Flashing a peace sign, the young hippie called out to her friends: “Put this on Instagram!” This woman was one of many young “hippies” posing with the retro bus. With cameras and phones in hand, Boston’s young adults donned their brightest paisleys, widest bell bottoms and craziest psychedelic prints at the Museum of Fine Arts on Thursday, when the museum opened its Hippie Chic exhibit to the college-aged flower children of Boston for a one-day event. The event — dubbed “Throwback Thursday: A Hippie Chic College Welcome” — featured a variety of objects and activities, including two 1970s Volkswagen vans for photo opportunities, one of which was an art school project painted with ‘60s and ‘70s pop culture icons. The exhibit also provided free gelato, tie-dye tutorials and access to the Hippie Chic fashion exhibition in the museum’s contemporary wing. The Hippie Chic exhibition, which first debuted at the museum on July 16, displayed pieces and outfits from both European and American designers, including notorious fashion icons Ossie
MUSE Editor Clark, Thea Porter and John Bates. Aside from these notable names, the curator also chose pieces from classic symbols in the fashion industry, including — but not limited to — Yves Saint Laurent and Granny Takes a Trip. While different names and styles are represented in the exhibit, all the displays have one major thing in common: all of the exhibit’s pieces and outfits first appeared in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. The Hippie Chic exhibit splits ensembles into five major sections: Retro Hippie, Ethnic Hippie, Fantasy Hippie, Craft Hippie and Trippie Hippie. The Retro Hippie collection sported ‘40s silhouettes and ‘20s Art Deco prints, from halter jumpers to “chubbies” — a style of large fur coats — while the expected Trippie Hippie section involved more of the colorful and bizarre prints, flared bottoms and ascots. The Ethnic Hippie and Craft Hippie displays incorporated more of the cultural context of the era in their designs. Both of these displays embodied influences of self-expression and newfound celebration of the world in their designs of the ‘60s and ‘70s era. Quilted skirts and Northern African djellabah — which is much like a floor-length poncho or cloak— stood out in the Craft Hippie and Ethnic Hippie subsections, respectively. However, the greatest surprises surfaced in the Fantasy Hippie collection, which highlighted a
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Northeastern student Nick Sholtis plays cards in a “re-‘hip’-bilitated” 1970s Volkswagen buses. Thursday evening at the Museum of Fine Arts “Hippie Chic” college night.
variety of retro trends, including empire waists and dresses reminiscent of medieval fairytales. The Fantasy Hippie collection also contained one particularly provocative piece: a “chastity belt,” which appeared to comment on the emerging sexual revolution of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
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At the MFA’s “Throwback Thursday: A Hippie Chic College Welcome” on Thursday, college students partook in tie-dye tutorials, where they dyed scarves, shirts and other clothing articles.
One of the biggest hits of the night was found not within the exhibit, but rather outside of the museum itself, where two Volkswagen buses were parked. These buses —which were used primarily for photo opportunities — were constantly crawling with students who posed for photographs with the dated vehicles. MFA member Tom Krusinski, whose son originally purchased one of the Volkswagen buses on eBay, donated his painted bus for the museum’s throwback event. The bus, an art school project from San Diego, Calif., dons the faces and written names of a variety of Monterrey Pop and Woodstock favorites, ranging from The Mamas and the Papas to Pink Floyd. Inside of the bus is a refrigerator, a stove, a pop-up tent and toilet, making the vehicle a predecessor to the modern RV with a hippie chic edge. Krusinki said his son “re-‘hip’bilitated” the van while driving the bus around the country this past summer, during which he sold jewelry at music festivals. Krusinski recalled a particular story, where an Aston-Martin driver in Omaha, Neb. pulled up next to the van, rolled down his window and shouted “Great f**kin’ car, kid.” “It’s such a feel-good vehicle,” Krusinski said. “No one could get mad at you driving this.” The bus has been parked outside the MFA at four other Hippie Chic events since the exhibition’s opening in July. While students appeared to enjoy the exhibit, some said the
collection was missing the overall culture of the ‘60s and ‘70s. “There was so much more to hippie culture – the anti-war sentiment, for instance,” said Northeastern student Joe Latina. “They got the image of it, but they didn’t get the philosophy.” The museum exhibition was curated by Lauren Whitley, the MFA’s fashion and textile curator. In the exhibition’s press release, Whitley claimed the fashion itself reflects the “anti-establishment individualism” of the hippie era. “Their unique fantasy-driven styles in turn trickled up to influence designers of traditional ready-to-wear clothing and even Paris haute couture, resulting in the exuberant ‘hippie chic’ fashions,” Whitley said in the press release. Regardless of the presence of political influences, the concept of inviting students to enjoy a few treasures of a not-so-old era seemed like a great concept, said Northeastern student Khaled Alsenan. “For a museum like the MFA that’s not as contemporary, it’s a good idea to incorporate pop culture,” Alsenan said. “It helps to try to bridge the gap for college students between contemporary art and other forms of art.” While the “Throwback Thursday: A Hippie Chic College Welcome” event ended last week, the Hippie Chic exhibition will remain open until Nov. 11.
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We’re split on this Confederate thing
Recognized images shape the perceptions of people all around. Whether Aunt Jemima perpetuates the image of the caring, African-American housekeeper or cartoons of the 1970s strictly portraying Hippies as burnouts, these symbols carry connotations that transcend generations. The Confederate Flag is one of those images. Stars and bars. For some the flag means freedom. The flag gives people hope that one-day they can find the power to fight for what they believe in. The Confederate Flag can even be homage to the southern soldiers lost during the Civil War. For quite a lot of people, the flag is a blatant symbol of hatred and racism. One group in Virginia wants to change the negative perceptions of the Confederate Flag. According to a Sunday Fox News article, the “Virginia Flaggers” hoisted a 15 foot-by-15-foot Confederate Flag 50 feet in the air 10 miles south of Richmond, Va. As of Saturday, the flag is billowing on private property just by I-95 — the main artery connecting Canada and Florida. Because the flag is on private property, and you know, the First Amendment and everything, the group has a right to fly whatever flag they want. The group even explicitly states their intentions are to honor their ancestors who fought and died in the war. For many, it incites a sense of pride to wear it on a shirt, or to fly it in front of their homes. But, in the end, there are the inarguable connotations brought on by years of rac-
ism and segregation. To a northerner, the flag represents opposition to the Union. It emphasizes the divide between the all-toodifferent North and South. It screams, “We have our own way of life and you cannot change that.” This gargantuan flag puts a wedge just south of the Mason-Dixon line. The flag symbolizes that there are two Americas and there is no chance to come to a middle ground. The Virginia Flaggers went out of their way to hang a gargantuan flag as high as possible. They display it quite publicly — so publicly in fact that opponents to the group gathered 25,000 signatures to protest the flag. There is even a 60-foot American flag in a downtown Richmond construction site near the interstate. The qualms are not in the group’s right to raise the Confederate Flag, but in their choice to ignore the incredibly offensive stances the flag stands for. Perhaps it is true that for the Virginia Flaggers, the Confederate flag is a positive symbol, but the social contract should necessitate that they recognize the racial connotations are not worth using this flag as an indication of pride. Yes, this flag symbolizes hundreds of years of their heritage, but to a lot more people, it means bigotry and racism. The flag makes people feel hated and unwelcomed. If the Virginia Flaggers feel it is imperative to raise such a large Confederate Flag to honor their ancestors, then they should do it without such a charged symbol.
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The Fighting Indigo Jennifer Ruth
This semester, I started running on the Charles River Esplanade. You could call me a trend-follower, but I finally realized that there’s nothing better than escaping the ambiance of the city and allowing yourself to clear your mind. After each run, I’d lie down in the grass and often found myself being lulled to sleep by the gentle waves — watching the wind blowing across the river, carrying big city dreams and tiny seedlings to the river mouth. As I dozed off, I’d watch the long, wispy tendrils of the pleasant riverside plants sway back and forth basking in the sunlight. I felt as if I belonged there, but I soon learned that those seemingly harmonious riverside plants weren’t harmonious at all. The Esplanade is postcard material, Instagram-worthy and the perfect way to start or end the day. The Esplanade is the go-to place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, but one must wonder how its beauty is maintained. I stumbled upon the Esplanade Association’s ‘Drop-In Saturday’ program when I was aimlessly surfing the web. This is a program where volunteers show up at the Dartmouth Street Comfort Station on Saturday mornings with full-hearted passion for the environment. People participate in activities such as improving the aesthetics of the Esplanade as well as removing invasive species. It was a beautiful Saturday morning, the first Saturday of the school year to be exact. Three people from my building agreed to come along, so we embarked on a mission to see what the Esplanade had in store for us. Ready to make a difference, we walked one-and-a-half miles to the meeting location. The only people there were four enthusiastic individuals sporting Notre Dame attire. After conversing, we all realized that we were all here for the same program, but there was no authority figure in sight. Thirty minutes later, the flustered and surprised Esplanade Association coordinators showed up. I understood why they were flustered, but surprised? Were we not as rugged as the usual volunteers? Did we smell? This program happens every Saturday. Surely they must recognize that we are here to volunteer. This is when we learned that volunteers at the Drop-In Saturday program are extremely rare, but they were overjoyed with the turn out. We were shown an array of rakes and loppers, which we were instructed to choose between. 30 minutes ago, we were mere strangers, and they already trust us to chop away at Boston’s finest walkway? I mean, I wouldn’t randomly give iron rakes to a goofy looking group of college students, but that’s just me.
Now for the duties. We were instructed to cut down Desert False Indigo and other specific weeds. We all looked at a cluster of plants on the coastline quite confused, “So which ones do we cut?” “All of them,” the coordinator replied. Right. So almost every single plant along the coastline of the Esplanade is an invasive species. I’ve been Instragramming these wanna-be-native plants this entire time? You’ve got to be kidding me. My three housemates were in charge of lopping the False Indigo and my duty consisted of raking the invasive species into a pile. The work was exhausting and I felt myself gravitating towards the cool waters of the Charles River. I resisted the urge due to the fear of growing an extra limb. I finally asked the four members of the other group why they were at the Esplanade volunteering. They were part of the Notre Dame alumni association in Boston and did monthly activities, which included volunteering and watching Notre Dame games. They were a close-knit group that loved to talk about their university. Did I mention they all went to Notre Dame? While I raked, I learned all about their current jobs, undergraduate experiences and everything I ever wanted to know about their sports teams. “You know,” I said, “I bet on Notre Dame during the college bowl games every single year and they always let me down. For some reason, I keep picking them in hopes that they’ll pull through.” “Never give up on the Fighting Irish!” one of them proclaimed. That’s when it hit me. There’s only so much that the Esplanade Association can do. They rely on volunteers like us to fight back the invasive species and maintain the beauty of the Esplanade. I’m not saying that I’m an esteemed environmentalist because I helped clear a 30foot section of invasive species from the Esplanade, but it gave me a different perspective of what it takes to conserve an area. If you want to save the environment, then save it. Sitting around thinking about pretty trees isn’t going to make more grow. You have to plant the seeds! Even if it was small, it was great to know that I did something to improve the area that I run by every weekend. I found it odd that there weren’t more college students taking part. I didn’t learn much about the Desert False Indigo other than the fact that it needs to be chopped down, but if you asked me about Notre Dame’s football record for the previous season, I’m your girl. Jennifer Ruth is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying environmental analysis and policy. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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Forward Elia, goalkeeper Hanson shine in preaseason game Freshmen: From Page 8
After the 4-3 overtime win, BU coach Brian Durocher praised Elia as well as the rest of his freshmen players, including forwards Samantha Sutherland and Natalie Flynn, as well as defenseman Sarah Steele. “Maddie’s somebody who has scored plenty of goals and points in the past with the team she used to play for in Buffalo and Nichols School and even at the U.S. Development Camp, so she’s a kid that people
will notice as the year goes on as she gets production,” Durocher said. “Sam Sutherland is another forward up front, and I liked the way [Natalie Flynn] played tonight up front. She’s noticeable, she uses her skating, so that’s positive up there, and Sarah Steele is certainly very noticeable on defense. She’s good with the puck and carries it well and she’s strong on her skates — some real positives there. Freshman goalkeeper Victoria Hanson, who is expected to be the primary backup
to senior goaltender Kerrin Sperry this season, also saw a good deal of action in the game, as she played 31 minutes and made 13 saves while allowing two goals after Sperry was pulled about halfway through the second period. “Tori Hanson certainly did a nice job in the net there,” Durocher said. “We left her out to dry a little with one hitting off the post and a breakaway, but she made a couple of good saves, certainly got her feet wet.”
While established players such as senior captain Louise Warren, sophomore forward Sarah Lefort and Sperry are all expected to make huge contributions this season, Durocher said he needs his freshmen to step in immediately and put up numbers if the team wants to make another late run in the NCAA Tournament this season. “They have to,” Durocher said. “It’s part of the game here where we’ve really got 19 healthy skaters and you want the freshmen to have an impact.”
Kosienski scores team-best 3rd goal of season against Navy Women’s Soccer: From Page 8
18-yard box for a goal just nine minutes later, her team-best third goal of the season. Feldman expressed a vast amount of respect for Kosienski’s playing style after the game. “She has a nose for the goal,” Feldman said. “She’s very strong and powerful, when she has an opening she goes for it, and she’s on edge 100 percent. It’s part timing, athleticism and explosiveness, but also part attitude. When she sees a moment, she pounces.” Despite only scoring one goal and each team recording eight shots apiece, Feldman
maintains that the Terriers had a slight edge. “I think we may have generated a little more attack and possession, maybe a little bit more play in their end, but not significant,” Feldman said. “It was a game played mainly in the midfield, and it was a pretty even affair.” The goal gave the Terriers a 1-0 advantage heading to the halftime break. At the end of the half, the teams were even in corner kicks 1-1. As the game went into the second half, it remained competitive. Both teams were able to get four shots apiece again, with one going on goal for the Black Knights. An produced that shot on goal in the 80th minute for Army,
but Green was up for the challenge again, making the save and keeping the slim 1-0 lead intact. “Army’s a very good team and they’re very hardworking,” Feldman said. “They slipped out of our pressure and created some chances.” Despite not racking up many chances in the second half on offense, the Terriers were able to contain the Black Knights offense, and held on for a 1-0 win. “It feels great,” Feldman said on the team’s first Patriot League win. “We came to play, and we fought hard. We played intelligently and a hard game physically.”
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Senior Emma Clark had three shots in Saturday’s game against Army, tied with Erica Kosienski for the team lead.
Dubyoski goal dooms men’s soccer team against Navy Woodward to see Men’s Soccer: From Page 8
its lead when forward Sam Bascom took the ball into the left side of the goal box but Gilbert was able to make a diving save to keep the game 1-0. At the end of the half Navy held an advantage in shots on goal at 4-2 but BU held the lead in corners with three to Navy’s one. The Terriers looked to get even in the opening minutes of the second half, as BU had a chance to tie the score in the 47th minute. Sophomore forward Mac McGuire crossed the ball to the left side of the goal box for senior midfielder Fannar Arnarsson. Arnarsson flicked the ball toward goal with his head, but it went just above the bar. Arnarsson had another chance in the 51st minute when he took the ball and dribbled it just outside of the 18-yard box and took a shot that again went just high of goal. Despite the early chances in the initial minutes of the second half, the Terriers had
to go on the defensive for the rest of the half, as the Midshipmen sought to pad their lead. In the second half, Navy posted seven shots, with five going on goal. In the 59th and 60th minutes, Navy had two chances to extend its advantage when Dubyoski and midfielder Grant Valenstein both had opportunities to add to the lead. Valenstein was able to get the shot towards on net, but Gilbert was able to make the save. The potent Dubyoski lined up a shot, but Gilbert did not have to make a save on it, as it went high of goal. “We knew [Navy] was strong in the midfield, they like to use their bodies,” Roberts said. “They’re very fast and they play very hard.” After both teams battled for possession for the next 20 minutes, the Midshipmen had two quality scoring chances in the 83rd and 84th minutes. Skord was able to put the first shot on net, but again, Gilbert was prepared to make the stop. Bascom had an-
other opportunity to add some insurance to the lead, but his shot went wide of Gilbert. In the 85th and 88th minutes the Terriers looked to knot up the score, but were not able to do so. McGuire had the first chance but his shot went wide of goal. In the 88th minute Badji took a shot, but it was blocked by the Navy defense. “Creating chances for us is number one, and finishing them off is number two,” Roberts said. “I think now it just comes down to us capitalizing on our chances. We got behind them and hit the post twice. We have to start converting on those chances.” As the final whistle blew, the Midshipmen came away with a 1-0 win over the Terriers. Next time out, as the Terriers take on Brown University in Providence, R.I. this Tuesday night, Roberts said his team will have to make a few adjustments. “Brown is a different type of team than Navy,” Roberts said. “We’ll have to change a little bit to that but that’s about it.”
increased role for team in 2013-14 Women’s Hockey: From Page 8
riers were able to score the game winner. Woodworth notched her second of the contest as she snatched up a rebound and put it past Ross’s glove for the goal. Woodworth will likely see an increased role this season with the loss of key forwards Jenelle Kohanchuk and Isabel Menard, who graduated in May, and Marie-Philip Poulin, who will represent Team Canada in the 2014 Winter Olympics. For Woodworth, her two goals were a good sign for the upcoming season. “It feels great to start the year off like that,” Woodworth said. “It was a good start to the year. It’s great for momentum, carrying it into the next few weeks of practice and the regular season.”
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Woodworth’s OT goal leads women’s hockey to win in exhibition
Woodworth, Elia net 2 goals apiece to lift BU past Western By Andrew Battifarano Daily Free Press Staff
With many fresh faces on the ice and some recognizable ones gone, the Boston University women’s hockey team played in an exhibition game this past Friday night, taking on Western University of Ontario. Despite the changes on the team, the reigning Hockey East champions came away with a 4-3 overtime win over Western. “It was a good exercise for everybody to be involved,” said BU coach Brian Durocher. “You get a little bit of a flavor and a little bit of a sense of what people can do at this level. It was a nice test. It was a crazy game physicality-wise and penalty-wise.” The Terriers came right out of the gates and had a flurry of chances in the opening minutes of the contest. With the pressure mounting, Western took a high-sticking penalty at 4:21. Freshman forward Natalie Flynn was able to get off a shot on the power play, but goaltender Olivia Ross was able to make the save, one of her 42 on the night. Despite the early chance, the Terriers took a penalty of their own during the power play when junior defender Shannon Stoneburgh body-checked a Mustang player. After a flurry of penalties that both teams took in the ensuing minutes, BU went back on the attack. Sophomore forward Sarah Lefort nearly broke the scoreless tie with a forehand chance in front of the goal crease, but again, Ross was in position to make the stop. With the chances piling up for the Terriers, they finally broke through on the scoreboard. Sophomore defender Alexis Woloschuk took a shot from the point which sophomore right wing Dakota Woodworth deflected in midair with her stick past Ross at 7:59. Although BU controlled the puck in their offensive zone for most of the period, Western was able to knot up the score at 17:59 in
the first. Freshman Megan Taylor took a pass deep into the Terriers’ zone and wristed it by senior goalie Kerrin Sperry. While the Terriers led in shots 18-6 after one, the game was tied heading to the first intermission. In the second period both teams exchanged penalties and opportunities, but neither team could take advantage. On the first Terrier power-play opportunity, freshman forward Maddie Elia nearly broke the tie, but again, a strong Ross was able to corral the shot. Despite three power play chances during the period and 11 total during the game, the Terriers could not find the back net once during the advantage. “We had people all over the place on the power play,” Durocher said. “Nobody has really practiced it. We’ve had all of four days of practice. That’s not something you rush to do. We’re going to have to fight, scrap and get loose pucks on the power play.” Midway through the second period, the Terriers made a goaltending switch, bringing in freshman Victoria Hanson in for Sperry. Shortly thereafter, with the minutes waning in the period, Stoneburgh took a five-minute major for hitting from behind. She was ejected for game misconduct, leaving the Terriers without one of their best defenders for the remainder of the game and putting increased pressure on Hanson for the next five minutes. Despite being down a player running into the third period, the Terriers were able to kill off the penalty. Gaining momentum from the penalty kill, the Terriers then successfully took the lead. Elia took a pass from sophomore defenseman Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga and brought the puck into the high slot. Elia used a Western defender as a screen and wristed it by the glove of Ross to give the Terriers a 2-1 lead. The Terriers looked to extend their lead with chances in the following minutes, but Ross stood on her head, ready for every shot. At 15:27 the Mustangs were able to tie the score again on a breakaway goal from forward Stacey Scott, but just 29 seconds later, the Terriers would regain the lead. Senior forward Louise Warren was stopped on an initial shot attempt, but Ross left a re-
Newcomers shine for Terriers in preseason victory By Conor Ryan Daily Free Press Staff
bound for Elia, who deposited the puck into the back of the net. “It was awesome,” Elia said about her second goal of the game. “The team kept up their good work. It was really good.” The Mustangs were able to tally a third goal at the 18:09 mark to tie the game as forward Brittany Clapham redirected the puck past Hanson’s glove side. With the score tied at three after the final period of regulation, the game headed to overtime. Just 1:15 into overtime, the Ter-
At first glance, it would seem that members of the No. 4/5 Boston University women’s hockey team have their backs against the wall this season. With three of their top scorers gone this season after losing forwards Jenelle Kohanchuk and Isabel Menard, who graduated in May, and junior co-captain Marie-Philip Poulin, who will represent Canada in the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Terriers will need to rely on both their returning players and new players more than ever as they look to make it back to the Frozen Four for the third time in the last four years. Luckily for the Terriers, they will likely not have to worry the ability of any of the program’s six new players, as multiple freshmen made an impact in the team’s exhibition game against Western University of Ontario Friday night at Walter Brown Arena. Freshman forward Maddie Elia made her presence felt immediately in the contest, as the Lewiston, N.Y., native scored two goals in her debut with BU. Elia’s first goal came with 7:10 remaining in the third period, as she toe-dragged around a Mustang defenseman before beating Western goalkeeper Olivia Ross glove side with a wrist shot. Elia added to her scoring less than four minutes later, as she put a rebound shot pass Ross to give the Terriers a 3-2 lead less than 30 seconds after Western tied the game at two apiece on a goal from forward Stacey Scott. “It was awesome, I was feeling nervous at first,” Elia said after the game. “We all worked really hard out there. There were a few things that we needed to work on, but it was a good first game.”
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Sophomore forward Dakota Woodworth scored two goals, including a game-winner in OT, to lead BU to victory in an exhibition.
Men’s soccer loses 1st conference game Women’s soccer earns 1st win in PL By Andrew Battifarano Daily Free Press Staff
In its first ever Patriot League game, the Boston University men’s soccer team took on the U.S. Naval Academy Saturday night. Despite recording 18 shots during the match, the Terriers succumbed to Navy by a 1-0 margin. “It was a difficult game,” said BU coach Neil Roberts. “Navy played extremely well, but I thought we played pretty well too and we had our chances in the first 20 to 25 minutes.” The Midshipmen (4-3-2, 1-0 Patriot League) brought in the second-ranked Patriot League offense into the game, having scored eight goals in their first 12 contests. The attack was on display in the early minutes, as Navy recorded its first shot on goal just two minutes into the contest. Forward Jamie Dubyoski was able to get a shot off and test Terrier redshirt freshman goalkeeper Matt Gilbert. Dubyoski dribbled the ball past two BU defenders and into the left side of the box. He took the shot, but Gilbert leaped and stopped it with both hands, catching it on the rebound. With the game still scoreless in the 17th
minute, junior forward Dominque Badji looked to give the Terriers (3-4-1, 0-1 Patriot League) an early advantage when he had a scoring chance. Badji connected on a shot and looked to have a goal as the shot went by Navy goalkeeper Gavin Snyder, but the ball hit the post and was cleared away from danger by the Midshipmen defense. 10 minutes after Badji went close, the Midshipmen attack took advantage of their opportunity, and put their first goal in. Midfielder Guy Skord played the ball into the box for forward Alex Evans. Evans quickly kicked the pass to Dubyoski, who shot it to the top left corner of the net. In the 37th and 38th minutes, BU had its best chances of the half. Freshman midfielder David Asbjornsson was able to get a shot off in the box, but Snyder was there to stop the shot and preserve the Navy lead. Senior midfielder Anthony Ciccone was able to get off another shot for the Terriers a minute later, but again, Snyder made the save. In the 44th minute, Navy looked to pad
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Tuesday, Oct. 1 M. Soccer @ Brown, 7 p.m.
By Alex Rozier Daily Free Press Contributor
The Boston University women soccer team left West Point, N.Y., Saturday after recording its first Patriot League win against the U.S. Military Academy. Having lost their first conference game to the U.S. Naval Academy over a week ago, the Terriers held the Black Knights and their potent offense scoreless in the 1-0 win. BU coach Nancy Feldman attributed a large amount of the Terriers’ (6-3-1, 1-1-0 Patriot League) success to the efforts of senior goalkeeper Andrea Green against a potent Army (5-5-1, 1-1-0 Patriot League) offense. The Black Knights crushed the University of Rhode Island, 5-0, at West Point’s Clinton Field Sept. 15 Furthermore, forward Kimberly An was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 16. However, Saturday’s victory marked the fifth shutout of the season for Green. “We’ve been getting good goalkeeping,” Feldman said. “I thought Andrea came up really big today, coming off her line in particular, and she made a very good save on a free kick.” But the strong defending from BU was
Wednesday, Oct. 2 W. Soccer vs. Holy Cross, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 3
not just a result of individual effort, Feldman said. “We have good players [on defense],” Feldman said. “They’re tenacious and toughminded. They’re smart and organized, good one-on-one defenders, and you have to defend as a unit.” Despite the strong attack Army boasts, the Terriers’ defense held Army to just four chances in the first half of play, three of which were saved by Green. In the ninth minute, forward Katie Holder got a shot off for Army, but Green was able to make the stop, her first of the contest. The Terrier offense tried to break the scoreless tie, but early on the Black Knight defense was strong enough to ward them off. Freshman forward Erica Kosienski got the first shot on goal in the game for the Terriers, but goalkeeper Jordan Cassalia stopped it. Despite being held without many chances, Kosienski scored the game’s lone goal on an assist from sophomore forward Jenna Fisher at the end of the first half in the 38th minute. After entering the game in the 29th minute, Kosienski was able to break through the Army defense before firing a shot from the
No Events Scheduled Pettite was seen talking to Brett Favre after the game about career advice.
women’s soccer, see page 7
Friday, Oct. 4 Field Hockey @ Holy Cross, 7 p.m.