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Year xliii. Volume lxxxiv. Issue XXXI
JUSTICE SOUGHT Speakers address existence of human trafficking, page 3.
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Walsh pushes education, business in mayoral election Mayoral race could affect on-campus, off-campus housing By Kelsey Newell Daily Free Press Staff
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Mass. Rep. Marty Walsh is running to replace Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. His campaign focuses on education and improving job opportunities in Boston.
This is the first part in a series of profiles about the candidates facing off in the Nov. 5 election. After serving 16 years as a state representative for Dorchester, Democrat Martin Walsh is competing against Councilor AtLarge John Connolly to be the next mayor of Boston, with an emphasis on improving schools, spurring economic development, creating business and decreasing crime throughout the city. “I enjoy helping people, and my opportunity in the legislature along with my life experiences has kind of given me the understanding that I could work well as the mayor of Boston and do a lot of good things for the people,” he said in an interview. Kate Norton, spokeswoman for the Walsh campaign, said she has been a Walsh supporter from the beginning because of his commitment to the residents of Boston. “Marty always says he’s running for mayor because he wants to help people, because he likes to help people,” she said.
“I’ve seen this firsthand, and I know that’s who Marty is. If you had to come up with one value to describe Marty, that would be it — his love, his willingness and his wanting to help people all the time. As mayor, he’ll be able to help that many more individuals and families. That’s why I chose to support him.” In this race, Walsh said he is most concerned with reforming the Boston Public School education and stimulating economic development in Boston, two issues that have been at the forefront of his campaign since he announced he was running on May 4. “One of the most particular concerns for me is making sure we create economic developments in all neighborhoods in the city of Boston so people have the chance for employment … and I want to continue to reform public education here in Boston and make sure that we build good schools out of all of our schools, not just a few,” he said. Walsh said education ties into another goal of his: combatting gun violence. “I also want to combat the violence that’s going on in particular in some of the neighborhoods of our city with the increase of shootings and deaths by gun violence,” he said. “I want to work on the issues around
Walsh, see page 2
Family of BU student killed suing truck driver for negligence By Trisha Thadani Daily Free Press Staff
Ten months after Boston University graduate student Christopher Weigl died when an 18-wheel truck struck him on his bicycle on Commonwealth Avenue, his father Andrew Weigl is suing the truck company and the driver involved, according to a complaint filed Friday. Andrew is suing the driver, John Brothers, and the truck company, Ross Express, on the basis of Brothers’s negligence while driving a tractor-trailer in a heavily traveled bicycle area, according to the complaint. Brothers was allegedly making a right turn from the left lane of Commonwealth Avenue when he struck Weigl. Valerie Yarashus, the Weigl family attorney, said in an interview that this case is important so the public could focus more attention on the hazards of careless driving in heavily populated pedestrian and bicycle areas. “These are very dangerous maneuvers to make in heavily traveled pedestrian and bicycle areas, and truck drivers should not be doing what he [Brothers] was trying to do at
the time of this accident,” she said. “It’s just a set up for disaster. We are doing everything we can to help promote awareness of this issue to try and prevent it again in the future.” Weigl was riding his bicycle in the bike lane on Commonwealth Avenue at the corner of St. Paul Street on Dec. 6 when he was struck and killed by the truck as Brothers was making a right turn onto St. Paul Street from the left lane, according to the complaint filed by the family. “Plaintiff’s [Andrew Weigl] descendent [Christopher Weigl] was struck due to the defendants’ negligence and/or gross negligence, and as a result Plaintiff’s descendent died and left surviving next of kin,” the complaint stated. “Plaintiffs seek all recoverable damages for wrongful death and personal injury.” Ross Express is responsible for hiring, training and supervising all of its employees, and since Brothers was an employee of Ross Express at the time of the incident, the truck company is liable for his actions, according to the complaint. “The defendant knew, or should have known, that the unsafe operation of a tractor-
trailer truck in such a busy area presented an unreasonable hazard to members of the public such as bicyclists, pedestrians, and/or motorists on Commonwealth Avenue, such as the plaintiff’s descendent, Christopher J. Weigl,” the complaint stated. Weigl’s family said in a Friday statement that they believe Ross Express is responsible for the death of their son and this incident could have been avoided if the truck company was more diligent in training its employees. “After looking into this tragedy with the help of our attorneys, we believe that the primary responsibility for this collision lies with the truck driver and trucking company,” the family statement read. “We hope that by bringing this suit, we can bring this dangerous practice by truck drivers under scrutiny.” With only two months left to go before the first anniversary of Weigl’s death, COM officials launched a memorial in a second-floor hallway of 640 Commonwealth Ave. Because Weigl was an accomplished photographer and enrolled in a graduate photojournalism program, several of his photos are now framed in the hallway.
By Sanica Apte Daily Free Press Staff
Boston mayoral candidates John Connolly and Marty Walsh have shown support for additional on-campus housing at schools such as Boston University while out on the campaign trail. More students living in on-campus residences could potentially reduce the strain on the market, which would make rental housing more affordable for families and professionals around Boston, said Raleigh Werner, chief operating officer and co-founder of The Jumpshell Blog, a blog about real estate in Boston. “As price goes up, it creates less opportunity for people looking for affordable housing,” Werner said. “So, housing as many students as possible outside of that rental market would be beneficial in terms of helping the prices to even out a bit. So it sounds like they’re [Connolly and Walsh] both very much in favor of an approach like that.” Werner said students in the rental market potentially increase prices because the demand for housing exceeds the number of units available. Fewer students living off-campus would make rental housing more reasonable for Boston citizens. “Simply removing demand from the market, in and of itself, will be a regulatory mechanism,” Werner said. “… Because higher education institutions are unique in terms of the property that they own and can develop on, if there is an opportunity to develop new housing for [students], that will take pressure off the rental market.” BU spokesman Colin Riley said BU provides housing for many of its students and has the largest housing system of any institution in the city. He said, compared to previous years, BU currently has the fewest number of students living off campus. “The university [BU] will continue to have a supportive relationship with the city,” Riley said. “… Boston University is in the heart of the city and it’s important … The city wants to retain young people, young families and professionals, that is probably instrumental as well.” Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, said graduate students also put pressure on the local housing market. He said while the total undergraduate population
Housing, see page 2
Gov. Patrick announces $1.3 billion program to improve transportation in Boston By Eddy Cao Daily Free Press Staff
Looking to stimulate economic growth and enhance accessibility to transportation, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick launched a $1.3-billion program to improve the transportation infrastructure of the Boston area on Tuesday. Projects include the replacement of Red and Orange Line trains for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the repair of the Longfellow Bridge that carries the Red Line and the realignment of Interstate 90 around the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods. They will be managed by the MBTA and Massachusetts Department of Transportation, according to a Tuesday press release from the governor’s office. “The discussion [for the plans] has been ongoing for quite some time,” said spokesman Michael Verseckes, of MassDOT. “But now we’re beginning the process to take it beyond a concept and move it into a stage where there is actually engineering taking place.” The Longfellow Bridge will be the first
completed with the bridge being closed to all motor vehicle traffic on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, according to an Oct. 21 press release from MassDOT. Patrick said the collective changes are crucial to the economic development of the city. “Growth requires investment, and these projects will catalyze growth in greater Boston,” he said in the release. “If we want to expand opportunity in our Commonwealth, this is what government must do and do well.” The program will also replace the 44-yearold Red Line and the 32-year-old Orange Line cars with a larger and more advanced fleet, but contracts have not yet been awarded for the trains and are scheduled to be phased in by late 2018 and 2019, according to the release. Michael Manove, economics professor at Boston University, said even with the fleet change, the MBTA still has a long way to go before it is as efficient as it should be. “Public transportation in Boston is truly
Transport, see page 4
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Mass. Gov. Patrick released his transportation plan Tuesday, which includes plans to straighten the Allston Turnpike and update the Red and Orange Line cars.
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Mass. Senate president endorses Walsh for mayor Grad. student population increases annually in Hub WalsH: From Page 1
that and reduce the number of guns in the streets.” Former mayoral candidate Councilor At-Large Felix Arroyo endorsed Walsh on Oct. 8. Arroyo said he and Walsh share similar priorities, including closing the achievement gap in Boston, as well as providing high-quality education and economic opportunities. “During our campaign, we talked about creating pathways out of poverty and into the middle class, closing the achievement gap that leaves too many of our students behind and ensuring that we all have a voice in the direction of our city,” he said. “While our campaign has ended, our commitment to those issues has not ended. I’m with Marty because he shares that commitment and our values.” Mass. Senate President Therese Murray endorsed Walsh on Friday, another one of the several endorsements Walsh received in the past
few weeks leading up to the Nov. 5 election. Norton said students are important in Walsh’s campaign and one piece of his education plan is to increase college preparedness, especially focusing on 11th and 12th graders, as well to make vocational programs more available to students in Boston. “There’s a lot of talk about graduation rates, but those are only one indicator,” Norton said. “When you look at the kids that are then going on to a two-to-four year college, it’s a small percentage of the kids that are graduating high school. And then when you look at those kids who go to two-to-four year colleges and receive their degree within six years, the number gets even smaller.” She said Walsh knows college is not for everyone, and students should have a wide variety of options to ensure their success. “College preparedness is one
factor, but also college is thus not always the right option,” Norton said. “Marty himself, when he graduated, went to college and then dropped out of college because it wasn’t the right time for him in his life. He later got his college degree in 2009. Marty understands we need to take care of all the students in Boston, including those who may follow a nontraditional path.” Norton said Walsh hopes to take advantage of state programs in order to subsidize the construction of schools and the upgrading of facilities. “Education, the state of the economy in Boston, making sure people have jobs — none of these things work alone, they all work together,” said Norton. “It’s not just his education plans, it’s his comprehensive plan for the city and it will have a huge impact on Boston’s future through the kids that are going to school in Boston.”
Housing: From Page 1
in Boston has remained stable, the number of graduate students has increased annually. “[Of the] more than 50 percent of the undergraduate students who now are attending Boston area colleges and universities, little over 50 percent are living in student housing provided by the universities,” Bluestone said. “On the other hand, most universities, with the exception of Harvard [University] and MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology], provide almost no housing for graduate students. Some 92 percent of all of our graduate students in greater Boston are living in the community.” Bluestone said Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s Housing Boston 2020 plan recognizes the need for an additional 30,000 housing units by the end of the decade. Both mayoral candidates have supported this plan in their election campaigns, Blue-
stone said. “So what the mayor is saying, and what these two candidates are saying is ... three or four undergraduates can usually outbid a fit, working family for such housing,” Bluestone said. “It’s driven up the rents, and rents have just continued to rise in Boston making it more and more difficult for working families to afford housing.” Bluestone said the best way to alleviate pressure on the rental market is to have universities take out master leases for building additional housing for their students. He said he expects both candidates to incorporate this issue into their agendas. “The university would agree that they would take out a master lease which essentially means that we guarantee that 80 of those units, 80 of those rooms will be occupied by our students,” Bluestone said. “This makes it much easier for those developers to get financing for these projects.”
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Column Close Encounters When you’re that person
Last night, I was a hypocrite. At the beginning of the semester, I wrote a column about witnessing the drunken escapades of a group of college students on a late night T ride. I still believe college students should learn how to function in the presence of alcohol in a controlled setting, such as a class or something, before being allowed to go out in public. JESSICA However, Satur- DEPIES day changed my previously unalterable perspective. I was enjoying myself on the commuter rail from Providence to Boston, especially because about 10 of the people in my group had struck up an animated conversation about the concept of feminist pornography. Would there be any audience whatsoever? Should it exist purely for its social value? I was duly amused — who wouldn’t be riveted by such a debate? Most people, apparently. I took a look around our group and noticed the random people who had been caught in the undertow of our conversation. A young woman huddled in her window seat, seemingly holding onto her ear buds for dear life. A much older woman would occasionally glance behind her in horror depending on our topic of conversation. Various – gasp! — actual commuters on the commuter rail seemed to exude passive frustration. The conductor also looked annoyed, but I don’t think he should count in this story because he just looked like an angry person in general. While these people made no active attempts to stop our undoubtedly compelling conversation, they were obviously less than thrilled. And I realized that, of course, every attitude depends on perspective. When you’re alone or with a small group of relatively quiet people, it’s much easier to be aware of your surroundings and conscious of your actions. However, once you’re in a larger group, everyone almost naturally gets caught up in each other’s energy. The result? A whole bunch of angry passersby. But the thing is, we’re all those fuming passersby sometimes and we’re all also the semi-rowdy people. There are those on the extreme ends of the spectrum: only focused on the negative things happening around them or only focused on making bad things happen around them (there are times when I’m positive those people exist). But for most of us, it’s inevitable that we’ll end up being both the annoyed and the annoying. In theory, that should mean we’d all be more kind and conscientious in either of the aforementioned positions. In practice, I’m not so sure that it means anything — but isn’t it interesting to think about? Obviously, there are limits to this idea. In general, people should be responsible for their actions. However, we’d all end up being a little less angry if we recognized that everyone gets more rambunctious in a group than we would find acceptable if we were watching the situation from an outside perspective. Then we’d learn to cut other people some slack. Except for those drunken college kids I wrote about in September. They were just too awful. Jessica Depies is a freshman in the College of Communication. She can be reached at email@example.com.
October 28, 2013
Human trafficking talk addresses Hub residents Former Kenyan prime minister In an effort to spread awareness pays visit to BU of human trafficking in Boston and By Steven Dufour Daily Free Press Staff
around the world, about 150 people gathered in Faneuil Hall on Thursday night for the Najarian Lecture on Human Rights sponsored by the Armenian Heritage Foundation. Siddharth Kara, director of Harvard University’s Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, described much of his experience in researching and documenting human trading in the U.S. and abroad to explain how the industry thrives and what can be done to stop it. “From Bombay, [India] to San Diego, [California], the slaves I have met speak of archaic modes of exploitation and barbarism that have evolved in the era of global economy with brutal efficiency,” he said. “These slaves suffer in the dark underbelly of globalization at the bottom of the supply chain, a class of human beings who are literally chewed up in the name of profit.” Kara said human slavery has taken off as an industry because transportation costs to send people overseas, often children, has dropped by thousands of dollars a person compared to the adjusted cost in the 1600s and 1700s when Americans openly traded slaves. As a result, he said, pimps and human traders can get much more money from selling a person, thus encouraging the market’s expansion. Cherie Jimenez, founder of the
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Siddarth Kara, director of Harvard University’s Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, speaks at the 2013 Najarian lecture on Human Rights Thursday evening at Faneuil Hall.
Education, Vision and Advocacy Center in Boston, said public awareness is the key to prevention and that people have no excuse not to be aware anymore. “We can actually envision a society and a world without prostitution,” she said. “We need to reverse the social and economic conditions that allow prostitution to thrive right here in Boston …We’re getting there, slowly.” Sergeant Detective Donna Gavin, head of the Boston Police Human Trafficking Unit, said the city is taking steps to preventing trafficking. “It [prostitution] is an issue here,” she said. “In most cases, the women or young girls are forced into it. They would not do it if they had other al-
ternatives …There’s a lot going on for the department to prevent or intervene, but talking to your peers, saying something if you see it or before it goes that far, that’s a key part of this.” Liam Lowney, executive director of the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance, followed Jimenez. He said Massachusetts was one of the final states to shift and perceive women prostitutes as victims rather than criminals, but since that shift, the issue has been at the forefront of social and legal change. There have been 178 calls related to human trafficking in Massachusetts from January to June of 2013, according to statistics from the Na-
Human Trafficking, see page 4
Brighton Common to build more community in area By Alice Bazerghi Daily Free Press Staff
In a series of continued projects in the Brighton area, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced the official opening of Brighton Common on Thursday. Jacquelyn Goddard, spokeswoman for the Parks Department of Boston, said the Brighton Common features a wooden steel pergola and a new seating area. “This is a very dense area in the neighborhood of Brighton,” she said. “It is a neighborhood where most people don’t have a yard, so this particular property, although it’s fairly small, is a very important site for the people who live in the area.” Goddard said the park before it was redeveloped was an inactive area that most residents would pass through, but never spend time in.
“It [the park] had a small area with a basketball court, a small green space and a sitting area with benches and flowers,” she said. “We felt the design was sort of half-hazard … [and] outdated for the people living in the neighborhood at this time, so we recreated the site to have more of a seven day use, a place that would be used by many different ages for many different purposes.” New Balance broke ground on Sept. 23 to build their new world headquarters in the Allston-Brighton area, which will include workout facilities and additional T stations. “We kept a lot of the lawn area, but we took the basketball court out and in place of it, we installed that wooden steel pergola,” Goddard said. “That’s basically a small stage area that can be used for dancing, for small concerts and for
rallies or speeches, so it’s sort of like a multi-use focal point for that park site.” The design budget for the park was $139,175 and was funded by the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund, the Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust and Menino’s Capital Improvement Program. The Fund for Parks and Recreation helped fund the construction budget of $710,000, according to an Oct. 16 press release from the Parks and Recreation Department. “Approximately every year since he [Menino] has been mayor, the Boston Parks Department has on average undertaken anywhere from 15 to 20 major capital projects in city of Boston,” Goddard said. “During some of that time, the economy was very poor, but despite those budgetary problems, the mayor still invested in main-
Brighton, see page 4
Former Prime Minister of Kenya Raila Odinga addressed members of the Boston University community Thursday about the current state of affairs in Africa, describing a troubling present but optimistic future. “I’m talking as an Afro-optimist … as opposed to an Afro-pessimist,” Odinga said during his address. “Afro-optimists are those people who have confidence and believe that Africa can deliver. The pessimist believes that Africa is a lost cause.” Odinga addressed attendees at a luncheon organized by BU’s African Presidential Center, which was hosted at BU’s Photonics Center. APC Director Charles Stith, a former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, introduced Odinga by speaking about Odinga’s decision to accept defeat in the presidential elections he narrowly lost earlier this year. “Often eras are defined by who wins, but I think history might well record that the person who did more to save and anchor Kenya in democracy will be this gentleman, His Excellency Raila Odinga, for the very gracious way that he conceded the election and honored the decision of their courts,” Stith said. During his address, Odinga said current difficulties in Africa arise from a resurgence of undemocratic practices among African leaders he referred to as “dinosaurs.” “The dinosaurs are inventing new tricks of survival,” he said. “They are rewriting progressive constitutions to give themselves more power and longer terms while all the time tightening their grip on their nations.” The current leaders in Africa are evolving much like the state of affairs in Kenya, Odinga said. The leaders have adapted to meet international standards by organizing periodic elections that they cannot lose. “Today, the threat of violence hangs over almost every election in Africa,” he said. “Presidential elections are once again becoming fearsome games in which the winners take all and where the losers lose everything.” Odinga said he has been criticized for his efforts to prevent Ke-
Kenya, see page 4
CGSA members celebrate group’s successes at 5th birthday party By Trisha Thadani Daily Free Press Staff
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College of Arts and Sciences juniors Abriana Tasillo and Swanson Ninan and College of Arts and Sciences senior Sasha Goodfriend blow out candles on CGSA’s fifth birthday cake Friday evening at the GSU.
The Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism celebrated five years of student activism at a birthday party for the organization on Friday night. “Tonight is a chance to celebrate the fifth birthday [of CGSA],” said CGSA Public Relations Coordinator Ileana Tauscher. “We get the chance to go over all of the things that we have done in the past five years. We get to welcome back alumni … and it’s a way for us to fundraise … It’s a way for us to raise awareness for the center because we are always trying to get people to know we exist.” Tauscher, a School of Management senior, said CGSA reinstated itself at BU during the fall 2008 semester after being shut down in the 1970s. During the party, co-directors Swanson Ninan and Chelsea
Schwalm spoke to the audience about what CGSA has accomplished in the past five years. Following their presentation, College of Arts and Sciences junior Laura Cha and CAS sophomore Sandy Lee. Member Jay Schwartz, a College of Communication junior, read poetry. Tauscher said CGSA reopened five years ago as the Women’s Resource Center. Since the center changed its name to CGSA in 2011, she said it has become a more inclusive space for BU students. “We were always very inclusive, but the title made it seem like it was just for people who identified as women,” Tauscher said. “So, at this point, we want to make it clear that it [CGSA] is welcome for all genders and all sexualities.” To read the rest of this story, please visit us online at www.dailyfreepress.com.
Monday, October 28, 2013
BU professor calls public Slavery still exists outside of history books, speaker says transit in Boston ‘pathetic’ Human Trafficking: From Page 3
Transport: From Page 1
pathetic, especially the Green Line,” he said. “Of course, aside from NY, public transport in most U.S. cities is virtually nonexistent. Boston is filled with young people, and many don’t have cars. Good public transportation would make a big difference for them.” The Massachusetts Turnpike will be the last project to be finished. Plans include the installation of faster, electronic toll systems in several locations, in addition to the Allston-Brighton realignment. The project will be completed in 2020 and cost $260 million, according to the release. Verseckes said Harvard University owns much of the property in the Allston area proposition, but MassDOT and the MBTA still have rights to operate and maintain transportation and infrastructure through there. The plan will straighten the turnpike and will require some configurations to exit and entrance ramps and local roads in the Allston area, according to the release. Several residents said they liked the idea of improving transportation throughout Boston, but had mixed reactions as to how the Commonwealth is addressing transportation deficiencies. “Replacing the trains is impor-
tant and it’s definitely something we need to be looking at, but the [MBTA] buses, that’s what we need to fix the most,” said Phillip Foy, 29, resident of Dorchester. “I like that we’re fixing that stuff, but the trains generally work fine and they’re on time. I spend more time waiting for the bus than I do riding it, so we should get more buses, not trains.” Miguel Blanco, 24, resident of Boston, said this program was one of the first beneficial plans for transportation by the government in years. “Usually, they [the government] go for showy improvements — shinier signs, new paint jobs, stuff like that, that doesn’t actually fix anything but looks nice,” he said. “This one might really be good news though. The trains and roads might not be the first thing I’d look at, but it’s nice to see actual improvement so things actually work better.” Ady Basurto, 22, resident of Brighton, said the price tag was her only major concern for the plans. “Doing anything with transportation seems to be expensive, so I do worry about how much money we’re spending,” she said. “In the end though, we do need it [better infrastructure], so if it makes things better, then it’s a good idea.” Steven Dufour contributed to the reporting of this article.
Brighton Common makes area more attractive, residents say Brighton: From Page 3
tenance and new construction in parks.” She said Menino’s commitment to Boston parks has transformed communities in Boston for the better. “He realizes that the park is the front yard for a lot of people who live in the city,” Goddard said. “Parks are essential to whether or not a neighborhood will thrive. They are community gathering spaces, they are a place for relaxation and recreation for the people of a neighborhood, so they are extremely important to the health and well being of people who live in the city.” Some residents said the park was an improvement for their neighborhood. Don Martin, 32, a resident of Brighton, said he is enjoying the park and saw a lot of potential in the pergola. “It’s a lot more appealing and a lot more attractive than it was before,” he said. “It wasn’t very nice and kind of run down before the idea to make it a common ever
started up. I personally love the stage and already thinking about using it. It’s much prettier. It’s definitely an improvement.” Poonvilai Tae, 63, resident of Brighton, said there are many benefits to the improved space, but also some negative aspects. “It’s a good thing and bad thing together,” she said. “The good is people all over can enjoy it. The bad is that people might get very noisy, which those around here would not enjoy. It’s mostly a good thing though, this place could really use it.” John Speck, 25, resident of Brighton, said the upgraded park could spark many other improvements in the neighborhood of Brighton. “There aren’t a lot of places like this,” he said. “It’s hard to find a place that has this kind of community space and it’s really good for this area. When you have a place for community events, a lot follows. Raising interest in the area can make businesses pop up, liven up the community, and do a lot more. For a place so small, it has a lot of potential for Brighton.”
tional Human Trafficking Resource Center. Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, who spoke after Lowney, said Massachusetts has done well in terms of preventing human trafficking and prostitution, but the fact that 87 percent of trafficking victims in America are younger than 25 shows there is still much to do before the problem is solved in Boston or anywhere else in the world. “Many people believe slavery only exists on the pages of a history book, but we all know now, especially now, the sad truth that this is not true,” he said. “That’s why I en-
courage each and every one of you to return home and educate members of our community … Together, we can put an end to human trafficking.” Several residents said the lecture was successful and informative. “I come from a country where people never talk about this issue [Uganda], and many people who don’t know about it, they turn out to be victims,” said Ritah Nakandi, 28, of Watertown. “This kind of presentation is encouraging for me because knowing people know about it, it might mean it can go away.” Aideen Jenkins, 52, of Boston, said the lecture was a direct way to prevent trafficking at least in the Boston area.
Odinga: Africa must stand together to prosper Kenya: From Page 3
nya from fraternizing with governments such as these. “This does not mean that I stand against the unity of the African people and the African states,” he said. “I believe Africa has suffered gross injustices. I believe we must stand with one another in Africa to tackle our challenges together. In fact, I am the product and the beneficiary of an Africa that once stood together.” Odinga said he appealed to the Kenyan judiciary after losing the most recent election to challenge the results, but judges decided to let the results stand. “When the judiciary, in a surprise way, gave the ruling that they did, we felt that we needed to accept the verdict of the judiciary although we did not agree with it,” Odinga said. “Just like [former U.S. presidential
candidate] Al Gore.” APC Programs Coordinator Samantha Weinberg said she was pleased with Odinga’s address. “One of the missions at our center is to help convey the idea that Africa is more than just a sum of its problems, and we feel that having these open dialogues and discussions and just putting the information out there is a way of help make that happen,” she said. Odinga was able to share his views with attendees about the current state of Kenya as well as Kenya’s future, Weinberg said. “He has a very unique perspective on the continent from his experiences in Kenya,” she said. “He is someone who has run for president twice in Kenya but has gracefully conceded both times. That says a lot about him and about his view point on the importance of the democratic
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process.” School of Public Health first-year graduate student Casi Kadangs, who attended the discussion, said Odinga is still relevant to Africans regardless of whether he decides to return to politics. “He has a lot of experience that I think the current leaders in Kenya could learn from and also other African leaders,” she said. Sarah Jacobson, another School of Social Work first-year graduate student who was present at Odinga’s address, said she enjoyed the opportunity to have an open dialogue with him and other attendees. “It’s in interactions like this where you start to meet people and you get to connect, interact and find these different contacts and possibilities both for him, for us, for the African Presidential Center to bring opportunities together,” she said.
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Toro Y Moi turns House of Blues into energetic nightclub Hannah Landers
ew and far between are the situations when we lower our inhibitions and give ourselves up to a moment. Toro Y Moi’s show at the House of Blues on Friday was one of these rare and coveted occurrences. Bathed in fuchsia and goldenrod lighting, the floor in front of the stage heaved to the beat of Toro’s electronic tinged-groove in a display that would rival the scenes in most Boston nightclubs. The early evening showed few hints of what was to come. A sparse collection of teenagers clustered around the stage as older concertgoers lounged against the guardrails, clutching drinks and conversing. A bass-heavy techno song bumped from the speakers, and a lone voice from the floor in front of the stage began singing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in a falsetto as others bopped along to the beat. When jazz-tinged indie rockers The Sea and Cake took the stage promptly at 8 p.m., the crowd was still meager, but eager to welcome the Chicago-based band. The band launched
into its first number after a hurried introduction with a gusto that was undermined by each member’s cool composure. The lead singer was situated at the far left of the stage rather than in the middle, where the seemingly rubber-fingered lead guitarist maneuvered through each song with impressive dexterity. With long, musical interludes, The Sea and Cake sounds like a dreamy, idyllic jam band. And much of the set did feel like something out of a dream. For the Toro crowd, however, the repetitive rhythms and similar-sounding songs outstayed their welcome — concertgoers began chatting loudly over the group’s performance as their set stretched from 20 minutes to 30 minutes to 40 minutes. The band’s reluctance to form a relationship with the crowd also took a toll during the set, making one feel as though they had been invited to a friend’s house only to have that friend sit silently facing a wall for their entire visit.
Toro Y Moi, consequently, was met with great enthusiasm by the burgeoning crowd, which had swelled with the end of The Sea and Cake’s set. Toro, led by musician and producer Chaz Bundick and assisted onstage by four musicians, had barely settled in before exploding into their set with an undeniably ‘70s vibe that made the enormous, glittering disco ball at the House of Blues seem all too appropriate (for once). Bundick, with his explosively curly brown hair and small, round glasses, warmed up to the accommodating crowd almost instantly. Multiple shouts of “Yeah, Chaz!” were greeted with a shy smile from the boyishly handsome South Carolina native. When the band played a particularly rump-shaking number that really got people moving, the joy on Bundick’s face was all too apparent as he murmured a breathless “Wow, thank you!” While Bundick is skilled at layering sound into a smooth, cohesive package on his albums,
this process was occasionally rendered clumsy and deafening in a live setting. The feedback and distortion from the guitar and the bass often drowned out the subtle layers of Bundick’s keyboard, synthesizer and his soothing, gentle croon. In an attempt to be heard over the musical cacophony, Bundick’s voice sometimes came across as whiny and nasally. Bundick and company eventually hit their stride about a third of the way through the set, taming the same rawness that previously caused problems and using it to instead invigorate the hollow electronic sounds of Bundick’s albums. And invigorate he did. By the time Toro hit the stage one last time for a single-song encore, almost the entire crowd was shaking hips, waving hands, or tapping a foot to Bundick’s infectious electronic rhythms. In their best-known single Deee-lite, a New York-based club dance group, claimed that “groove is in the heart.” But on Friday, it was found at Toro Y Moi’s show at the House of Blues.
REVIEW: Cold War Kids attracts full crowd at House of Blues
alking into the House of Blues on Oct. 18, I was not prepared for the environment I was about to experience. Since their third studio album Mine Is Yours, my Cold War Kids fandom has been declining, and I assumed my feelings were shared with the general public. But I was wrong — stepping into one of the fullest crowds I’ve seen at the House of Blues, one could feel the energy as anticipation for the concert grew. 15 minutes into the show, my fandom did a 180 as it became clear that these guys have still ‘got it.’ While many rock bands notoriously flounder on the big stage for various reasons, Cold War Kids thrived. They did not fall into the classic trap of trying to do too much with the set design and lights. They kept it simple, with a backsplash depicting a skeleton sitting in a car next to a young child under relatively tame lights. They allowed their music to do the talking, and it made some fantastic points for the band. The voice of lead singer, Nathan Willet, which I have previously described as a whining croon, sounded immaculate and clear over the music. While Willet killed the vocals, he was not the only member shining. Bassist Matt Maust was definitely a show stealer. I have a soft spot in my
MUSE Contributor heart for bassists in general, and nothing fits the Cold War Kid’s soul/punk sounds better than a good bass line. Maust also contributed to the life of the band, interacting with the crowd and other band members throughout the set. The band had a peculiar habit of making physical contact, whether it was a tap, a kick or a bump, with each other in the middle of songs. This was interesting to watch and it allowed for some of the group’s personality and love for performing to come through. All of that aside, the set itself was well crafted and didn’t come off as too formulaic. The band put special emphasis on their earlier hits, including “Hang Me Up to Dry” and “Something is Not Right With Me,” and interspersed them throughout the night to pump up the high-octane crowd. Even after the foursome put their instruments down, said goodnight and exited the stage, the crowd never stopped cheering. As expected, Nathan returned a few moments later to perform a solo song using the piano on-stage. As that song came to a close, the other band members returned to the stage and seamlessly flowed into their final song of the night, rocking the concert hall. And although I showed up to the concert with a diminishing fandom, I left with renewed faith in Cold War Kids.
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Dann Gallucci, guitarist for the Cold War Kids, kneeled as he plays guitar at the House of Blues on Oct. 18. The guitarist replaced Jonathan Russell in 2012.
A ‘close-up’ look at French film, Blue is the Warmest Color
ny believer in true love will tell you it’s rarely logical and often defies all explanation. Young love, which is at the same time nonsensical and the answer to everything, is even trickier. Blue is the Warmest Color follows 17-yearold Adèle Exarchopoulos as she enters a relationship with an older female art student named Emma (Léa Seydoux). It’s not so much a story about love as it is a story about identity, a concept that can be far more complex even while involving fewer people. Director Abdellatif Kechiche favors the extreme closeup, uncomfortable and unflattering shots of tortured faces swallowing tears and slurping spaghetti, in an attempt to isolate the characters throughout his film. A good portion, if not most, of the shots in the movie allow room for no more than one
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character at a time, and the effect is impossible to ignore. In some ways, the film could be just as convincing without a speck of sound. Every emotion, from curiosity to confusion and desperation to resignation, is completely apparent on the 20-foot-tall faces of the actors on the big screen. From this we understand that these people are completely on their own and merely crossing paths, struggling to belong — anxious to be loved. Nowhere is this more upsetting than with Adèle, the film’s protagonist. It’s hard to ignore how young she is. The opening scene of the movie follows her on her way to school. French literature is her favorite subject, but she says her English is also very good. Her friends tease her about a boy that probably — no, definitely — likes her. She eats chocolate to console herself. It
isn’t until a passerby with blue hair catches her eye that we get an idea of just how fragile her youth makes her. It’s instant fascination, but it’s also an ugly mess of other things, none of which Adèle is prepared to face. After her almost destined encounter with Emma in the first act, she’s haunted by fleeting flecks of blue: the painted cinderblock walls of a literature classroom and a girl’s painted nails caressing her cheek. Seeing Emma for the first time leaves Adèle stranded within her own identity, forcing her to juggle the expectations of her friends and family with her own personal need to find something ‘missing.’ Into the vacuum seeps the most desolate sort of confusion. Even after meeting Emma again, Adèle still never fully seems to wake up. Their most unflinching love scenes, compared to the sad and saturated ones she reluctantly shared with
her musician ‘boyfriend,’ still have a raw and living beauty to them — but they’re colored too dreamily. Halfway through the story, even after Adèle overcomes the dread and judgment from her parents and her friends, she still seems to wander. While she’s at last a part of Emma’s life, her face still betrays her want for something missing. Her journey, then, is a search for self-discovery and not companionship. All parts of Blue build a stunning story, but it is the tragedy of stunted youth, not the beauty of love found at last, that gives the story life. To love another takes knowing oneself and in youth — at our most vulnerable — we can’t. As Adèle’s teacher explains the messages of Antigone, she tells childhood is not strong enough. The day she says ‘no’ is the day she cannot turn back.
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Is this the education reform we need? Remember how the best part of high school was graduation? You were finally done with four years of social stress, SATs and cafeteria food. Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn, NY, however, plans to extend high school by two years. As part of a collaboration effort between New York public schools, City University of New York and IBM, P-Tech will educate students in high-tech concentrations in computer science or engineering. Students will then be able to graduate with an associate’s degree, and some will even have the opportunity to land a job with IBM right after graduation. At first glance, six years might seem like too many. Do American students, who are significantly behind the rest of the world in science, technology, engineering and mathematics test scores, need more time in school or just an overall better education system? P-Tech is challenging this notion and giving city students an opportunity to a college degree without having to pay for at least a community college education. U.S. President Barack Obama visited PTech Friday to praise the school’s vision of generating a new middle class of American entrepreneurs and technicians capable of competing in the global economy, according to a Friday Time magazine story. After only three years in operation, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has so much faith in the school that he announced a plan to open up 16 more public schools like P-Tech throughout the state, according to the school’s website in August. P-Tech is a public school with clear opportunities and advantages. It is not organized babysitting for someone whose parents work minimum-wage jobs. It encourages upward
mobility in America. If P-Tech is successful, inner-city students will have access to an education similar to an upper-class American’s with powerful connections. P-Tech draws from a 2-year associate’s degree track at community colleges. It is a public high school education and college education intermingled to fill the holes in STEM education. But what about those life lessons you learn at a university? These students are being funneled into the workforce right after their graduation. How will they learn how to be independent enough to do laundry or balance a job while attending school? There is so much more to college than learning. You grow as a person and you learn how to be an adult. P-Tech students lose those life experiences you cannot get while living at home. College gives you a safety net to learn and grow. But a traditional college experience is not necessary for all fields. A college experience does not land people jobs — hard work and degrees do. Why pay tuition to an expensive private university while you can attend public school and still get an equivalent degree? This school fuses academia and a trade school while de-stigmatizing trade schools. That idea of a Hollywood college experience, a 4.0 GPA, drunk friends and cool internships is not feasible for all Americans. Schools such as P-Tech are realistic with feasible goals. It should be supported and encouraged because not every person is cut out for university far away from home. For a school aimed at building pathways from the lower class to the middle class, PTech shows signs for surefire success for all graduates while at the same time addressing gaps in American STEM education.
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It’s a bird ... It’s a plane ...
The Urban Park Ranger
Proofreading nature Jennifer Ruth Last week, I spent my entire Saturday playing Pokémon and hanging out with tree huggers. Before you think I’m a tree whisperer stuck in my childhood Pokémon phase, let me explain myself. I went on a biology field trip to Harvard Forest in Petersham to collect data for our upcoming lab about carbon storage in a forested ecosystem. It doesn’t hit you until you leave Boston that fall foliage is present. Yes, autumn exists and life outside of the city does as well. Despite what you think, there really is more to Massachusetts than Boston and Cape Cod (gasp). The field trip entailed a one-and-a-half hour drive and I fully intended to immerse myself in Pokémon White 2. However, I couldn’t help but glance up from my game every once in a while and enjoy the blur of vibrant fall colors from the van window. Once we got to the Harvard Forest, were all ready to stretch our legs and see what central Massachusetts had to offer. After trekking to the entrance, I was marveled by the innumerable research projects that took place in the various forest stands. Although we weren’t at the forest to begin a long-term ecological research project, it actually felt as if we had a noteworthy task. “What is this?” One of the first trees that we encountered had us stumped (pun). It was a droopy looking individual with barren branches, curling downward in defeat with a thick bark that looked as if it had been jaggedly pieced together by a 3-year-old with Elmer’s glue. “My senses are telling me that it’s obviously a Norway Spruce.” When we were stuck, our go-to tree species was the Norway Spruce or the Red Oak because we suddenly felt like tree experts and nothing was going to tell us otherwise. After two hours, everything began to look the same. This was a perfect Instagrammoment. After I captured a tiny snapshot of the forest, I quickly scrolled though the filters, scrutinizing the quality of the image with each filter. I chose Mayfair for its uncanny ability to pull out every good feature in the photo with its brightening aspect and subtle pink tone. After my upload was finalized, I began to think. Of course, there is nothing wrong with taking pictures of the forest, but it’s the part where we filter the image and drastically alter its appearance that is troubling to me. It’s puzzling that people think we must re-
sort to our primitive selves once we enter the captivating beauty of the natural world. So why did it feel so counterintuitive when I whipped out my phone to capture the beauty of the forest with my Mayfair filter on Instagram? Surely, I just wanted people to share the beauty of my surroundings and editing the image doesn’t hurt anyone, right? I only got two likes on filtered forest picture. I don’t know about you, but the quality of that picture was spot-on. My friend’s picture of a macaroon got more likes than my picturesque forest landscape. Shame on Instagram. There’s really only one solution to my inquiry. Let’s just put our Thoreau filter on, and by that, I mean that we should go filter-less. The environment is beautiful without our phony, enhanced pixels that we flaunt among our followers. Nature doesn’t have spelling errors, so why do we feel the need to proofread it? In our society, social media is the only way that some people can interact with nature. With bustling city lives, it’s become a chore for people to venture out to the state-owned and national forests. Living in Boston, skyscrapers have become our makeshift forest and city sirens have been our desperate attempt at wildlife, but it just isn’t the same. When I walk outside, sirens aren’t birds beckoning my grand entrance into their humble abode. In fact, there isn’t any over-friendly wildlife to be seen. But then again, I’m not Snow White. The last thing I wanted to do on a Saturday was to wake up early and devote my entire day to a field trip, but I must admit that I’m glad I went. Actually getting away from the city was an incredibly refreshing experience. It’s amazing the improvement that a change in scenery can provide. There is no well-defined line to help us to determine how much technology we are allowed to incorporate into the environment and there are no laws that state that you can’t use as many filters as you want on your Instagrammed snapshots of the environment. Times like these, it’s more important to drink in the experiences that are before your eyes instead of editing them for future reference, taking in what the environment has to offer and enjoying the scenery with #nofilter. Jennifer Ruth is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying environmental analysis and policy. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taylor Brooks is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Communication. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Terriers allow 3 goals in final 5 minutes Penalties: From Page 8
rectly come back to bite the Terriers. Their penalty kill was a perfect 7-for-7, allowing 11 shots in 12:17 of kill time, upping its success rate to 81.2 percent on the season, good for fifth-best in Hockey East. But by night’s end, all of the time playing down a man might have caught up with BU. It allowed three goals, one of which was an empty-netter, in the final five minutes, and for the second straight night the visitors were handed a crushing loss after holding a 10 lead going into the last 20 minutes. Sophomore Sean Maguire’s 30 saves were all for naught, just like sophomore Matt O’Connor’s 42 stops the night before. So did all Michigan State’s time on the power play take the Terriers’ legs out from under them? Senior captain Garrett Noonan said he did not think so. Quinn said he disagreed, but added that the final five minutes weren’t exactly an exception. “It always does, it always does,” Quinn said. “But we had no legs from the get-go. We were
standing in quicksand the first period.” Still, BU is one of the least penalized teams in the conference, with its 12.3 minutes a game ranking eighth in the conference. The Terriers also rank 38th out of 59 in penalty minutes per game among Division I programs, approaching the top third of the least penalized teams in the country. Quinn’s target is four penalties per game, a number that only five teams are averaging a handful of weeks into the season. He has taken action already against the lack of discipline, too. Senior captain Patrick MacGregor, the team leader with five minors, sat the first period of Friday’s game. He has not ended up in the sin bin since. Quinn, who noted he will review which of Saturday’s penalties were legitimate calls, did not specify how he will try to get his message across. But you can count Noonan among those willing to listen. “He just said we have to be smarter,” Noonan said. “We have got to grow from it. We have got to get together with Coach, and he knows what is best for us. When we get back to listening to Coach, we will start to get the Ws.”
5-on-3 kill changes momentum for BU Penalty Kill: From Page 8
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Freshman forward Maddie Elia notched the first goal of her collegiate career in the second period of Saturday’s game against Yale University.
Elia scores 1st career goal in home opener Women’s Hockey: From Page 8
over to Elia. Elia burst into the Yale zone, firing a shot at Yale goalie Jaimie Leonoff. Leonoff made the stop, but Elia pounced on the rebound, putting it into the net for the first goal of her collegiate career. “[Sutherland] was in the middle of the ice and she just tapped it to me,” Elia said. “The defenseman was moving back on the goalie, so I used her as a screen and I just got my own rebound.” The Terriers were unable to build any momentum off of Elia’s goal, as the Bulldogs netted the equalizer less than six minutes later. Yale won a faceoff in the Terrier zone, allowing forward Paige Decker to fire a shot at the BU net. Senior goaltender Kerrin Sperry was there to make the save, but Yale freshman Stephanie Mock was in position to capitalize on the rebound, tying the game at 1–1. The Bulldogs had many opportunities to try and get goal past Sperry in the second, as they had four power-play chances, including a 5–3 advantage with less than five minutes remaining in the second stanza, but the stout Terrier defense was able to kill off every penalty. BU finally got its offensive rhythm going at the start of the third period. The Terriers outshot the Bulldogs, 8–2, over the first 10 minutes of the final frame. Despite their great start in the third, Durocher said his team did not make any major changes to their gameplan during the second intermission. “We really didn’t make any adjustments,”
Quinn: BU takes ‘step back’ vs. MSU Men’s Hockey: From Page 8
Quinn said he did not feel his team was ready to play Saturday night, and that it was playing “youth hockey.” “They looked at the 0–3 record,” Quinn said. “They’re kids. I could tell them until I’m blue in the face, and they’re not believing me. We took a step back.” As for the plan going forward, Quinn had a simple message for the team in the locker room after the game. “Be ready to practice on Tuesday,” Quinn said.
Durocher said. “We made a slight adjustment to how we forecheck today compared to the first four games where I gave the kids a little more freedom to read and react. “No adjustments made. It was just they got momentum, they got their legs and after killing another penalty, we had about three or four in a row there. That one to start the third, that kind of energized us and gave us a chance to get rolling and get us some offense.” The Terriers finally went ahead 6:08 into the third, as Lefort cut off a blue-line pass from a Yale defenseman, creating a breakaway opportunity for the Ormstown, Quebec native. Lefort finished off the play with a great backhand shot that snuck just under Leonoff’s pads, giving the Terriers a 2–1 lead. The goal ended up being the game winner, as Sperry stymied a Yale power-play opportunity with less than eight minutes remaining, recording seven saves during the two-minute man advantage. Sperry finished the game with 30 saves. Yale pulled Leonoff with 16 seconds remaining in the game, but the Terriers were able to hold the puck along the boards, sealing the 2–1 win for BU. After the game, Durocher acknowledged this is not the same team that averaged almost four goals a game last season, but stated that as long as the team continues to play solid defense, the wins will continue to come. “We’re not going to be run-and-gun, five goals, six goals a game type of thing, and if we ever get to that point, it’s probably because we’re going to be playing good defense,” Durocher said. “You know, not taking chances, and I think tonight we did a much better job at that.”
said. “You’ve got to get a little bit of that puck luck, but we did a nice job getting some nice clears and a couple blocked shots.” With 10 seconds left on the 5-on-3, Ribeirinha-Braga was crushed into the boards by freshman Phoebe Staenz, who was subsequently sent off the ice for checking. Ten seconds later, the teams were at even strength, and five seconds after that, the tables were turned, and BU held a 5–4 man advantage. “That was huge because that was a momentum changer,” Durocher said. “It could have been a goal, it could have been two goals for them, and instead, we got out of there still tied.” BU found itself in crucial penalty kill situations several other times in the contest. Fratkin was called for crosschecking right after the Bulldogs scored to tie the game at the 12:31 mark of the second period, and Stoneburgh was sent to the box with 17 seconds left in the second period for tripping a Yale player.
Even though that penalty extended into the third period, the Terriers came out of the locker room with a stalwart attitude that allowed them to return to full strength with the scoreboard untouched. Fratkin was later called for checking with 7:14 remaining in the game after BU had gone ahead 2-1. Nonetheless, the Terriers were able to prevent Yale from tying the game. The Terriers have had success in the past in the penalty kill. Last season, BU was third in the Hockey East in penalty minutes (10.4 per game) but ranked second in the penalty kill, killing off penalties 85.6 percent of the time. Before Saturday’s game, Durocher emphasized a need for the Terriers to give a more complete effort from start to finish. He said he was impressed by the effort the team gave against Yale, most evidenced in the staunch penalty kill. “We were committed to just giving up the one goal,” Durocher said. “[Sperry] had to make a couple of really good saves, but I think we stayed, technically and structure-wise, in a much better mode most of the game today.”
Gilbert notches shutout in home win Men’s Soccer: From Page 8
redshirt freshman goalkeeper Matt Gilbert, who turned in another shutout, the team’s fifth of the season. Gilbert used his 6-foot4 frame to his advantage as he stepped in front of Loyola attackers to catch balls on corner or free kicks. The Greyhounds’ best opportunity came in the 57th minute when midfielder Diego McQuestion had a 1-on-1 with Gilbert but could not convert the chance. The Loyola offense struggled and could not break through the Terrier defense. The offense did not muster a shot in the last 30 minutes against the stout Terrier defenders as the Greyhounds attempted a comeback. “When you’re in a situation we’re in, all wins are big,” Roberts said. “We’re happy we played well and we finished off some
chances.” Roberts also said having two crucial defenders back in Madzongwe and Blugh helped the offense click. “It starts in the back, with [Madzongwe] and [Blugh] back there more comfortable with moving the ball, so our whole possession is better, everything is better about it [the offense],” Roberts said. Looking ahead, the Terriers’ last three games of the season will determine their playoff fate. They are in eighth place and are vying for the sixth spot in the Patriot League standings. “We’re looking to build on this, obviously, we just have to take it one game at a time,” Roberts said. “It gets us closer to where we want to be and now we just have to relax and get ready for Colgate [University].”
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- BU coach David Quinn after the men’s hockey team lost back-to-back games over the weekend
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Freshman Maddie Elia and sophomore Sarah Lefort score as women’s hockey beats Yale in BU’s home opener, P.8.
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Badji, McBride Men’s hockey falls to Michigan State, 3–1 Penalties wear boost BU in 2-0 on Terriers in The No. 13/14 Boston University hockey team must have had win over Loyola men’s loss to Spartans déjà vu at Michigan State UniverBy Kevin Dillon Daily Free Press Staff
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The Boston University men’s soccer team picked up its second win in three games on a chilly Saturday night at Nickerson Field when it defeated Loyola University-Maryland 2–0 on goals from junior forward Dominique Badji and sophomore forward Lucas McBride. The Terriers’ (5-8-1, 2–4 Patriot League) first goal came in the 15th minute. Senior midfielder Anthony Ciccone slid the ball to Badji on the left side of the 18yard box where Badji rifled it past Loyola (5-7-2, 0-5-1 Patriot League) goalkeeper Zach Kane. “[Badji’s] been doing so much for us,” said BU coach Neil Roberts. “He’s probably our most consistent player and doing everything, he just hasn’t been finishing. He’s been getting opportunities, he’s been getting there. They just haven’t been falling for him.” With that goal, Badji tied McBride for the BU team lead in goals at three apiece — a tie that would not last long, as in the 79th minute, McBride beat Kane for the second goal of the game. Some solid Terrier passing from senior defender Evan Nadaner and junior midfielder Jordan Barker, who picked up assists on the play, allowed McBride to get into the Greyhound box and sneak the ball past Kane on a onetimer that appeared to be slightly deflected off a Loyola defender. Freshman midfielder David Asbjornsson almost scored his first collegiate goal in the 65th minute on a corner kick from Ciccone, but his header shot went off the crossbar. The Terriers were able to stifle Loyola attacks all night, as their defense was solid enough to only allow six shots overall and three shots on goal. This is partially due to the return of sophomore defender Jeroen Blugh and junior Kelvin Madzongwe, the 2011 America East Defender of the Year. “To have them both back in there allowed us so many other things,” Roberts said. “Unfortunately, we lost [junior midfielder Cameron Souri against] Lafayette [College on Oct. 19], but having both of them makes our back line better, it makes our midfielders better. It changes the whole game.” Madzongwe was especially active on defense, whether it was intercepting a pass, breaking up a potential shot attempt or bringing the ball up the field for his teammates. The Terrier defense was also helped by another solid night from
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sity Saturday night, as it allowed two quick goals late in the third period to fall behind and lose its second game in a row. The Terriers lost 3–1 at Munn Ice Arena, and have now dropped three of their last four contests. The game mirrored Friday night’s loss to No. 4 University of Michigan, when the Terriers (3–3, 1–0 Hockey East) scored a late first period goal, but, after several penalties, BU could not hold onto a one-goal lead for the entirety of the game despite a strong performance in goal. “We took a step back this weekend,” said BU coach David Quinn. “We were moving forward, I think we’ve been progressing, and just a huge step back this weekend. It’s just frustrating because I really like what I’ve seen the first three weeks.” Sophomore goaltender Sean Maguire ended the night with 30 saves in the loss. That performance came after a 42-save effort by fellow sophomore netminder Matt O’Connor the night before. “Without our goaltending, God knows where we’d be right now,” Quinn said. “They’re allowing us to grow and find our way and to win some hockey games in the process.” With less than a minute to play in the first period, freshman defenseman Doyle Somerby and freshman forward Kevin Duane won a battle along the right boards and chipped the puck into the air where junior center Cason Hohmann grabbed the puck. Hohmann darted into the zone and drew the defender on a 2-on-1 before snapping a long pass through the zone to sophomore forward Matt Lane, who potted his second goal of the season to the right of Michigan State (1–3) goaltender Jake Hildebrand. Somerby, who was tied for a team-high with five blocked shots
its first goal. After winning a battle in close, the forward flicked the puck off Maguire’s pad and into the net to give Michigan State the 2–1 lead. “Both of them were kind of greasy goals,” said BU captain Garrett Noonan. “At the same time, they worked for their goals, they went hard all night like they were a desperate hockey team. Give them credit. They earned those goals.” Spartan captain Greg Wolfe added the empty-net goal with four seconds remaining to seal the victory for Michigan State. The Terriers’ offense struggled to get quality scoring chances on the night, and totaled 27 shots, 13 of which came in the second period and five of which came in the final few minutes of play when BU was scrambling for offense. The Spartans only outshot BU 22–21 with the teams at even strength, but Michigan State totaled 11 shots with the man advantage.
An unhappy David Quinn was blunt Saturday night following a 3–1 loss to Michigan State University, in which the No. 13/14 Boston University men’s hockey team took seven penalties to put its weekend total at 13. “It’s just ridiculous,” Quinn said. “You can’t do it. We keep talking about it. I’ve benched guys, but obviously there have to be more drastic results.” Quinn took issue with a number of aspects of his team’s poor play — faceoffs and puck possession among them — but the frequency of the Terriers’ two-minute infractions was near the top of the list. BU was also penalized six times in a 2–1 loss to No. 4 University of Michigan Friday night, and Quinn expressed a similar sentiment after that blown third-period lead. He guaranteed change. “We’re young, and we’re going to learn,” Quinn said Friday, referencing a lineup featuring eight freshmen. “We’re not going to be taking these penalties ... in a short period of time.” Not short enough, however. It started just three minutes into Saturday’s contest when freshman forward Robbie Baillargeon, in his first game back on the top line, was called for interference, his first of two penalties on the night. Sophomore defenseman Ahti Oksanen (hooking), sophomore wing Matt Lane (interference) and Baillargeon (hooking) followed suit in a 10-minute span in the middle of the first frame. Senior forward Jake Moscatel (boarding) and freshman wing Kevin Duane (interference) did the honors in the third. All that, and it did not even di-
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Sophomore forward Matt Lane scored his second goal of the season against Michigan State University.
on the night, earned the first point of his collegiate career with the assist on the play. Fellow freshman defenseman Dalton MacAfee also had a good night, making several nice plays to break up Michigan State scoring chances. That goal held for the Terriers through the second period despite them spending much of the frame on the penalty kill. The Terriers took four penalties in the period, three of which were stick infractions. BU, however, did a good job of killing the penalties and even created a few scoring chances with one fewer skaters on the ice. The Terriers were 7-for-7 killing penalties on the night. The Spartans pulled even in the third period, though, when forward Brent Darnell scooped up a rebound and put it past Maguire with less than five minutes remaining in the frame. Less than a minute later, Spartan freshman Joe Cox scored just a few feet away from where Michigan State netted
Youth shines for BU in victory Penalty kill lifts women’s hockey By Conor Ryan Daily Free Press Staff
The Boston University women’s hockey team’s tilt against Yale University Saturday started with a look back at the past and ended with a promising outlook to the future, as sophomore forward Sarah Lefort and freshman forward Maddie Elia both found the back of the net in what resulted in a 2–1 victory for the Terriers in their home opener at Walter Brown Arena. With the victory, the Terriers (3-11) improved to 5-3-1 in home openers during the program’s 9-year history. “It was another nail-biter where a couple of times, maybe late in the first period and early to the middle of the second period, we had a chance to pull away,” Durocher said. “But we had kind of a funny last shift in the first and a penalty and then we had a couple of penalties in the second
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period that really halted any momentum we might have had. We had to grind it out in the third period, and thankfully, we found a way to get a goal.” Before the game got underway, the Terriers held a pregame ceremony in which three banners, honoring the team’s Hockey East Championship, NCAA Tournament appearance and Frozen Four appearance last season, were raised to the rafters. Former Terrier players, including forwards Jill Cardella, Shannon Mahoney and Cristina Wiley, were on hand for the event. After a scoreless first period that saw the Terriers outshoot the Bulldogs (0–2), 13–9, the Terriers finally got on the board 6:48 into the second. Lefort passed the puck up to freshman forward Samantha Sutherland at center ice, who then sent the puck
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When the Boston University women’s hockey team found itself on the negative side of a 5-on-3 situation in the late minutes of the second period, it did not falter. The impressive penalty kill of the Terriers (3-1-1) preserved a 1–1 tie, allowing the team to go on to win by a score of 2–1 against Yale University at Walter Brown Arena on Saturday. At the 15:43 mark of the second period, junior defenseman Shannon Stoneburgh was called for a bodychecking penalty. Just five seconds later, senior defenseman Kaleigh Fratkin was sent to the box for crosschecking. With arguably its two best defensive players off the ice, BU was faced with a tall order. The pressure fell on sophomore defenseman Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga, junior defen-
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seman Caroline Campbell and senior goaltender Kerrin Sperry to prevent Yale (0–2) from scoring during its man advantage. The Terrier defense and Sperry were hit with seven shots during the 5-on-3 span. Two were saved by Sperry, one went wide and the other four were blocked by the BU defense. Of those four blocked shots, Ribeirinha-Braga blocked two, including one with her left skate. BU coach Brian Durocher said he was impressed by the stout defense in that situation and also grateful for what were perhaps a few less-thanperfect passes by the Bulldogs. “That was a huge, huge part of the game for the kids to come out there and positionally play pretty well, [and] probably have Yale miss a pass or one or two plays that might have resulted in a goal,” Durocher
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