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give back to the community by helping out at area high schools. Page 11
of 2013 Scott Shafer and Co. scrambled together on National Signing Day. Page 20
Financial aid director retires after 36 years at SU
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Jukebox the Ghost to play Bandersnatch By Erik van Rheenen STAFF WRITER
Pop-rock band Jukebox the Ghost will headline University Union’s second Bandersnatch Music Series concert of the semester in the Schine Underground on Tuesday, March 19. The
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ven from the other end of the hallway, Kaye Devesty’s hearty laughter can be heard. Her colleagues say it’s an instantly identifiable sound in Archbold North’s 200 Suite, and one that ensures a lighthearted atmosphere amid the stressful realm of financial aid. It’s a sound they’ll certainly miss.
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Campaign works to improve, expand Heroy facilities By Shelby Netschke STAFF WRITER
The inf latable globe that greets students as they enter Heroy Geology Building is just the start of a campaign to improve the building’s facilities. The earth sciences committee installed the globe last semester as a part of its plan to improve the reputation of the earth sciences department by renovating Heroy’s facilities, increasing donations and expanding opportunities for students.
Syracuse University alumnus Page Chamberlain, professor of environmental earth system science at Stanford University, is co-chairing the committee with SU alumnus Carlos Dengo. Chamberlain said he represents the academic arm of the committee, while Dengo serves as the industry arm. The committee is renovating Heroy, Chamberlain said, so students can use it more effectively. As co-chair of this committee, he said, he is trying to continue to improve the reputation of SU’s earth
science department. “The renovation is really a whole process of demonstrating to the world how important this earth science department is on campus, in New York state, nationally and internationally,” he said. Jeff Karson, chairman of the Department of Earth Sciences at SU, also works on the committee with Chamberlain and Dengo. Karson said the committee is trying to make Heroy look more like a place where people study earth sciences, instead of being nondescript.
“What we want to do is make some changes in the department that make it a more hospitable and engaging place to be,” Karson said. Now that Karson’s biggest personal goal, the globe installation, has been completed, he said the committee is striving to fulfill more core needs of the department. “We’re hoping our fundraising will provide money to allow us to make some nice seating and collaborative areas for students in the building,” Karson said.
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opener for the pop-rockers will be announced at a later date. Doors to the show will open at 7:30 p.m. and the opener goes onstage at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday at the Schine Box Office and cost $5 for all Syracuse University and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry students and staff with valid ID. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, Feb. 18 for $8 a ticket. “Booking Jukebox the Ghost was really a no-brainer,” said Bandersnatch Co-President Jeremy Strege. “They have a fun sound that’ll be sure to make it a great night.” Jukebox the Ghost, a Brooklyn, N.Y., three-piece band, has toured extensively since 2006, playing shows with Ben Folds and Jack’s Mannequin. The group released its latest album, “Safe Travels,” last summer, earning positive reviews from The Washington Post and Spin magazine. “I think having a rock band in a place like the Schine Underground really gives people an experience they can’t get elsewhere,” Strege said. “Especially with a band of this caliber, it’s rare that you see that kind of intimacy.” Strege said he thinks the band’s upbeat, catchy tunes will make the concert a memorable one. Said Strege: “I think we’ve really lucked out.” email@example.com @TheRealVandyMan
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Email scam targets SU employees By Jessica Iannetta ASST. NEWS EDITOR
A number of email scams have made their way into the inboxes of Syracuse University employees recently, as hackers attempt to access the university’s network by obtaining SU credentials. These email scams, known as phishing, typically involve someone from outside the university sending an email that includes a link that either downloads maelstrom software onto the computer or asks the recipient for their SU credentials, said Christopher Croad, director of information security at SU. For those who receive this type of email, it looks like it’s sent from the university, Croad said. But once an individual inputs his or her SU credentials, the scammer can use the information to gain access to SU’s network. “This is not a problem that we just see here,” he said. “These emails are getting more sophisticated because people are easier to attack than computers.” But when Kelly Lux, community manager and social media strategist at the School of Information Studies, received an email late Sunday night with the subject line “Suspension of your syr.edu” account, she wasn’t fooled. “I got nervous at first because of the subject line,” Lux said. “But then I looked at the email and thought, ‘This can’t possibly be real.’” The email asked her to put her SU credentials into a Google Doc, which raised Lux’s suspicions. “No school or official organization would ever ask you to do that,” she said. Lux said scams like this have happened from time to time and that
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luke rafferty | asst. photo editor Peck Hall, located at 601 E. Genesee St., houses the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamic’s Department of Marriage and Family Therapy. The move brings the department closer to other mental health facilities in Syracuse like St. Joseph’s Hospital Center.
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Peck Hall houses marriage, family therapy department By Kelvin Read CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Peck Hall, the original location of the Syracuse University College of Medicine, is returning to its roots in higher learning. The historic downtown building has been leased back to SU to house David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamic’s Department of Marriage and Family Therapy. The MFT department moved onto the first floor of Peck, located
at 601 E. Genesee St., last month. The department decided to expand its Couple and Family Center in Peck to admit more students into the program and expand its presence in the Syracuse community, according to a Jan. 23 Falk press release. While the building itself was constructed in 1896, it contains state-of-the-art technology, such as smart classrooms with video conferencing, and counseling rooms
with digital video imaging, along with a new, free children’s clinic, according to a Jan. 26 article in The Post-Standard. SU has spent more than $2 million renovating Peck Hall, which it plans to lease for 15 years. The building was last occupied in 2005 as a charter school, according to the article. One reason for the location choice was the close proximity to other mental health facilities, said Deborah Coolhart, a marriage and
Changes to Destiny USA Regal Cinemas to better movie experience By Eugene Lanzoni CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Construction is currently underway to install new state-of-the-art Regal Premium Experience (RPX) and IMAX theaters in Destiny USA. This transformation includes a major expansion of retail real estate, a comprehensive branding reinvention and the most significant renovation of all for Syracuse movie buffs: the first movie complex containing
both an RPX and IMAX theater in New York state, said Josh Cook, manager of Regal Cinemas in Destiny USA. “With RPX theaters being relatively new, they’re somewhat rare at the moment,” he said. “Add to that the uniqueness of also containing an IMAX theater, and you’ve really got something special.” The expansion of Regal Cinemas in Destiny USA has been in the works
since December 2011, Cook said, and is roughly estimated to reach completion in May 2013, although the precise date is uncertain and subject to change. Intended to be Regal’s answer to IMAX theaters, the first RPX theater was established as part of the Regal Cinemas location on 42nd Street in New York City, Cook said. Now, three years later, RPX theaters have proliferated and can be found in 37 various
venues throughout the country. “The new theaters, especially the RPX, are going to provide an awesome new way for Syracuse residents to watch their movies,” Cook said. “The screen is going to be massive, the seats are going to be extremely comfortable and the sound quality is going to be out of this world. A typical movie theater features about 16 sound channels. RPX features 64
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family therapy professor. Later this spring, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center will open a mental health clinic on the second floor of the building. The McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center, which sits adjacent to Peck, will also enhance the free MFT clinic, according to the article. “With these renovated facilities, our growing partnership with St. Joseph’s, which is physically
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Cyber terrorism largely psychological threat despite government’s claims
ears concerning online security have grown in the last few years. Digital identities and the data attached to them have become valuable resources for hackers to steal, begging the question of whether cyber terrorism is the latest threat to national security. But is the threat of cyber war real, or is it just fear-mongering created so the public will concede more private data to governmental control? In the United States, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has been urging Congress to pass legislation to give the government more control of information online, warning of a “cyber 9/11.” In October, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta warned of a “cyber Pearl Harbor” by foreign hackers. The Pentagon is planning to expand its cyber security force during the next few years, from 900 employees to 4,900, in order to defend the nation’s critical computer systems and conduct offensive operations against foreign adversaries, according to a January article in The Washington Post. We’re not the only country responding
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virtually real to these Internet-era fears, as Russia’s longstanding president, Vladimir Putin, also spoke of arming the country against the threat. Australia’s prime minister, Julia Gillard, has committed up to $1.4 billion to help defend the country’s most sensitive networks. In the private sector, there have been a series of reported attacks on U.S.-based news organizations by foreign hackers. Last week, The New York Times revealed that during the last four months, it has been repeatedly attacked by Chinese hackers. The attacks coincided with the newspaper publishing an investigative report that revealed relatives of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao tried to hide a massive family fortune.
The computer security company Mandiant, which eventually expelled the hackers, noted the tactics they used to hide their movements — routing through computers at U.S. universities — has been associated with the Chinese military in the past. The hackers were able to install 45 pieces of custom malware, all but one of which bypassed the company’s antivirus software, stole all of the employee’s corporate passwords, and gained access to the personal computers of 53 employees. Mandiant published a report in December that said Chinese hackers began targeting Western journalists in 2008 in order to identify and intimidate sources that might hurt the reputation of Chinese officials. Last year, Bloomberg News was also hacked after publishing an article about China’s former Vice President Xi Jinping’s family wealth, and similar attacks were reported this month on The Wall Street Journal. The Washington Post also revealed they found evidence of a sophisticated cyber attack in 2011. Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt
believes criminals will increasingly begin to virtually kidnap people by taking their online identities for ransom money. But, Schmidt thinks terrorists will have a difficult time covering their digital footprints. I’m not sure whether it is really foreign adversaries these governments are afraid of as much as the potential anarchy of their own people. In the U.S. Armed Forces Journal, analyst Peter Singer likens the threat of cyber terrorism to the “Shark Week” of defense rhetoric. Yes, network security is important. But the reality of threat is completely overblown and has not yet resulted in the kinds of human casualties on par with physical attacks like Pearl Harbor or Sept. 11. Those who are speaking openly about the threat of cyber terrorism are also the ones who have the most to gain from the fear of it. We must be cautious in entertaining this largely psychological threat, or we will be driven even further into the comfortless arms of Big Brother. Kat Smith is a senior creative advertising major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telepathy, if possible.
College Republicans encourage students to attend, appreciate Huckabee lecture Mike Huckabee will speak about “The Future of Conservatism��� tonight at 7:30 in HBC Gifford Auditorium. Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate, will offer his opinion on conservatism’s future in the wake of the 2012 election.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Left-wing pundits, the media at large and even some moderate Republicans have
questioned the future of conservatism; they’ve called for Republicans to abandon their principles and move to the center. Despite claims that the 2012 election marked the end of the Republican party, we must remember in terms of the popular vote, Obama received only a narrow endorsement. Because of this, the College Republicans remain optimistic about America’s future and the future of conservatism. In theory, colleges and universities are supposed to support and encourage fruitful discussions on topics, notably discussions pertaining to politics. However, at Syracuse University, conservative viewpoints are often silenced, shunned or looked down upon. Often, in the discourse of political conversation, whether in the classroom, in the Schine Student Center or on the Quad, it is rare to hear professors or students advocating for a conservative stance on an issue. However, blame cannot be placed solely on students; rather it must be placed on our educational system, one that attempts to indoctrinate students from grade school to college, where students are rarely exposed to conservative thought. It is safe to bet that history, political science and economics class discussions result in the mention and admiration of Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes more often than these discus-
sions result in admiration of Edmund Burke, Milton Friedman or Friedrich Hayek. Chances are, professors have spent little to no time discussing the latter group of historical figures, perhaps naming only one of them in passing and for derogatory purposes. Therefore, the College Republicans believe that “The Future of Conservatism” lies with students who are brave and willing to think freely and form opinions on their own. While embracing adversity and challenging the political climate, it is a College Republican’s job to foster opportunities for students to hear the other side of the story. By bringing speakers such as Gov. Huckabee to campus, we strive to clear up misconceptions about conservatives and conservative ideals that are often propagated by media figures, professors and peers. The conservative ideals of upholding the Constitution, a free enterprise system, smaller government, pro-growth tax policy and liberty are not “radical” — as some of our left-wing friends might say — but logical. The College Republicans encourage students to attend the lecture for the sake of exposure to new ideas and ideological challenge. It may prove to be a rewarding experience.
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Raising NY minimum wage would benefit college students Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to raise New York’s minimum wage by $1.50 per hour would be beneficial to working college students. Some students employed by Syracuse University or local businesses earn the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. College students enrolled in full class schedules are often left with little time to work to earn an income. At the same time, students have many expenses, including groceries, specific course supplies and textbooks, while also paying bills, rents and loans. Some students also need to drive to and from SU each day or travel for university-related tasks or assignments, therefore adding the cost of fuel as another expense for many. Increasing the minimum wage to $8.75 will be helpful for many students who struggle to finance collegiate life because they endure these costs and have limited available hours for employment. The proposed increase would also be beneficial for students in other
EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board areas of the state, like New York City, where the cost of living is even higher. Sheldon Silver, New York State Assembly speaker, said New York is falling behind concerning minimum wage. Eighteen states, including several geographically close to New York, have higher minimum wages. This fact is worrisome, as during the past five years the minimum wage has only increased by 10 cents, while other costs including rent and tuitionhave continued to rise. Though an increase in the minimum wage is beneficial, it is equally important that college students do not lose their jobs if employers cut positions to cover the costs of rising wages. Ideally, this pay raise will aid working students and encourage them to spend locally to benefit the regional economy.
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Recording artists make comebacks in 2013 with albums, tours, performamces
hen the power went out in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during Super Bowl XVII, there was only one obvious explanation. Beyoncé’s — and the rest of Destiny’s Child’s — pure, unbridled fierceness forced a power surge. This Sunday, the diva will be presenting at the Grammy Awards. Will the lights of the Staples Center be safe? I doubt anyone would actually care, we’re all just glad to have Beyoncé back and in fabulous action. Following her mind-blowing halftime show, Beyoncé announced the Mrs. Carter World Tour. It will be the new mom’s first tour since 2009’s I Am… Tour. 2013 seems like the perfect year for a comeback, or celebrities are realizing that life without their music is
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really boring. Beyoncé isn’t the only superstar from our childhood showing up at the Grammys this weekend. Justin Timberlake, of a little band called *NSync, will also take the stage Sunday night. Timberlake debuted his new song “Suit and Tie” in January. JT’s newest album in six years, “The 20/20 Experience,” will be released next month on March 19. In true pop star fashion, and just like Beyoncé, Timberlake will release a documentary about the album. An even less expected comeback from days gone by also sprouted up this week. Angsty favorite Fall Out Boy has reunited, releasing the song “My Songs Know What You Did In The Day [Light Em Up],” which features rapper 2 Chainz, and promising
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the one that got away a new album. “Save Rock and Roll” will be released May 7 following a hiatus of more than three years. Basically, everyone you listened to about seven years ago will be huge this year. Which is honestly pretty exciting. Having Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Fall Out Boy back is a welcomed blast from the past. In a semester filled with internship searches, job paranoia and the g-word — graduation — being
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thrown around, remembering the classics is quite comforting. I can’t be the only one filled with a weird sense of calm and happiness when “Crazy In Love” comes on. Everyone still sings along with the likes of “Cry Me A River,” or dare I say, “Bye, Bye, Bye.” And no one wants to admit it, but if you’re having a bad day and FOB managed to stay on your iTunes, “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” might play if you’re home alone. The people making waves in music lately are comfort food for the soul. And it proves that, in a time where everything is changing, you’ll always come back home. And who’s better to prove that then the musicians who got us through our formative years?
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Beyoncé has clearly only gotten better since then. The actress-singer seems more fulfilled and happy since her last tour. Motherhood even looks great on her. Timberlake has gotten married and made a great name for himself in the acting community with “The Social Network” and “Friends With Benefits.” Fall Out Boy tried their side projects, like Pete Wentz’s Black Cards and Patrick Stump’s attempt at a solo career. Clearly, you can try to branch out, but you’ll always come back to your roots. Ariana Romero is a junior magazine journalism and political science major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or followed on Twitter at @ArianaRomero017.
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Last month, Devesty announced her retirement from her position as director of financial aid, effective July 1. She’s been at Syracuse University since 1977, and for the last 36 years, she has managed millions of dollars in financial aid and launched initiatives so that thousands of students can afford coming to SU.
“She’s proud of Syracuse, proud of the city she’s been in for such a long time.” Ryan Williams
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While she said she’s ready to retire, it hasn’t set in yet that she’ll actually leave. “But people remind me,” she said jokingly. Devesty already has her retirement plans set. She’ll volunteer in the Syracuse City School District, where she plans on going to high schools to help families file for financial aid. She’ll go
on bike rides, snowshoe and try to enjoy the winters, she said. She also plans on visiting campus – and often – because as a lifelong Syracuse city resident, the university has become what she calls “her backyard.” After all, she can’t miss any speakers the university brings, she said with a smile. Sitting in her small, kempt office, Devesty recited all of the speakers she has seen – the Dalai Lama last semester, which was possibly her favorite; Chief Justice John Roberts at the opening of Newhouse III in 2007; and Bill Clinton during his presidential race. She has attended the lectures of countless comedians, journalists and alumni, and silently counted them on her fingers. “Oh, and look, this is happening,” she said excitedly, pulling out a flier from underneath a neat stack of papers. It was a promotion for the SUArt Gallery’s Noveau Risque exhibition, portraying the independence of women at the turn of the 20th century. “Yes, I want to go see that, I’ll walk over during lunch time, I think.” Devesty first began at SU in the bursar’s office as an account representative, and worked her way up to director of financial aid, a position she said she had never pictured herself holding. At a time when the financial aid office was located in the Women’s Building, she remembers a
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non-digital registration week at SU, which was “all different kinds of busy.” Now, Devesty is responsible for monitoring grants, scholarship programs and financial aid programs, as well as speaking to families about their eligibility for financial aid, helping them fill out different application forms and sorting out any issues with loans. Ryan Williams, associate vice president for enrollment management and director of scholarships and student aid, someone Devesty
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Syracuse University currently offers 14 different types of financial aid. About 75 percent of university students receive some form of financial support to pay the approximately $55,600 it costs to attend SU, according to the SU Office of Financial Aid website. The types of financial aid the university offers are: • Federal Direct PLUS Loan • Federal Direct Student Loan Subsidized • Federal Direct Student Loan Unsubsidized • Federal Graduate PLUS Loan • Federal Pell Grant • Federal Perkins Student Loan • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) • Federal TEACH Grant • Federal Work-Study (FWS) • New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) • Robert Noyce Scholars Program • SU Scholarships • SU Grants • Yellow Ribbon Program
reports to, describes Devesty as a woman “so passionate about helping students that she’ll take money out from her own pocket.” She was recently responsible for developing SU’s Shopping Sheet, where students can compare the affordability of schools like “apples to apples,” so as not to get confused by the technicalities of financial aid. Devesty works hard toward her goal of absolute transparency in the financial aid office, Williams said, and has managed to keep debt numbers low. Williams said he admires Devesty’s knowledge of the arts, culture and music in the city of Syracuse, and said she was a huge help to him when he moved to Syracuse with his family just one year ago. She helped him learn about festivals, restaurants, places to shop and the best area for him to raise his family. “She’s proud of Syracuse, proud of the city she’s been in for such a long time,” he said. Amy Connors, communications manager at the financial aid office, has worked under Devesty for 11 years. While she’s happy for Devesty’s retirement, she said there will be a great void, as Devesty was involved with every aspect of the office. Along with many more of Devesty’s colleagues, Connors said she’ll miss Devesty for her leadership and great sense of humor. “It’s almost every meeting we’re sitting there laughing at something,” she said. Even though retirement is on the horizon, Devesty has a busy six months ahead of her. The peak of the financial aid process is starting now, as the families of incoming freshmen begin to explore financial aid options. The financial aid office will remain busy from now until the beginning of the fall semester as many new students go through the financial aid process for the first time. Families have a lot of questions, and with a high service standard, Devesty said she finds herself busy counseling them. For the remainder of her time here, her goal is to make it possible for as many families to send their children to SU for four years as she possibly can. “That’s the job that’s expected of me,” she said. “I’m looking forward to the next six months. I’m here to do my job.” email@example.com
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Selling safe sex Shippensburg University creates controversy by providing students contraceptives through vending machine By Marissa Blanchard
tudents at Shippensburg University, located in Pennsylvania, can now access multiple forms of contraceptives through a vending machine in the health center. The vending machine provides Plan B, condoms and pregnancy tests. Even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the vending machine, controversy still surrounds the topic. Religious and health advocates both have reasons to protest the easy access to birth control. Some health advocates believe students will get the birth control remedy they need without consulting a health care professional about the risks. Others believe it may deter sexual assault victims from seeking help, according to a Feb. 7, 2012 Huffington Post article. Peter Gigliotti, Shippensburg University’s executive director of the Office of University Communications and Marketing, said he believes the timing of the installation of the vending machine is what attracted the media attention. “This was all based on student input and research, and the decision was made by professional medical staff,” Gigliotti said. “We are providing a safe, legal service to our students. The only different aspect is the vending machine.” Gigliotti said the machine sparked media attention because it was installed last winter, which was about the same time President Barack Obama discussed the issue of birth control at religiously affiliated institutions. He added that Shippensburg was thrown into the media as a way to report on the issue of birth control itself. A Shippensburg University campus-wide survey found that 85 percent of students wanted an emergency contraceptive machine available on campus, according to a Jan. 30 Fox News article. “I think it’s great that the school is giving us this option,” said Chelsea Wehking, a junior
at Shippensburg University, in the Huffington Post article. “I’ve heard some kids say they’d be too embarrassed to go into town and buy Plan B.” Gigliotti said there is a strict process involved in verifying that the person acquiring the contraceptive is a Shippensburg student and is of legal age to buy it. Plan B is one of the contraceptives sold in the vending machines, and is legal for a 17-year-old to purchase over the counter. Gigliotti said Shippensburg trusts its students to consider their options, consult the health and religious services provided by the university, and make their own decisions. He added that Plan B is seen as an abortion pill, but it does not terminate an existing pregnancy. Instead, it prevents ovulation. The pill will also not affect an existing pregnancy. Last year, students at the Shippensburg student newspaper investigated other ways to get emergency contraceptives, Gigliotti said. Students found they were able to go to a pharmacy and purchase Plan B after showing valid identification. The vending machine makes contraceptives available at times when pharmacies are not open. The location is more convenient and students can feel at ease walking into a health center equipped with the professional help they need, Gigliotti said. Said Gigliotti: “This was also about our belief in providing student input in all types of decisions.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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scams she has heard of a few other iSchool staff members getting similar emails recently. In order to prevent people from falling for these email scams, Croad said Information Technology and Services is trying to increase awareness about these type of scams through its website, Twitter and Facebook page. But ITS is always looking for different ways to creatively educate people, he said. “We’re trying to find a balance between educating people but not sending so many emails that people just ignore us,” Croad said. The individuals who have gotten these emails and contacted ITS about it have generally handled it well, he said. If someone contacts ITS about an email scam, ITS determines whether they’ve clicked on a link and then, if necessary, has them come to ITS to change their password, Croad said. Croad said he encourages anyone who has received this type of email to not click on any of the links, delete it and contact ITS.
menting and how that differs from those we should be implementing,” said Steve Fatigrossi, a sophomore political science major. Not only were students shocked by the information they heard, but some felt a stronger connection to Zeller’s experiences because he was in their shoes just a few years prior. “I think his story is more personal for us students, seeing as we are basically standing in the same place he was only a few years ago,” said Nick Pescatore, a sophomore computer science major. Throughout the presentation, Zeller discussed his displeasure with the events of the war and much of his time spent in Afghanistan, and said it could be used as an example for the future. Said Zeller: “Afghanistan is a case study in a way that we should never run a war ever again in the future, and there are some lessons to be learned from that.”
located in the building, and McMahon/ Ryan right next door, our students have access to a technologically advanced, interdisciplinary training environment working side by side with highly skilled and very dedicated mental health professionals,” Diane Lyden Murphy, dean of Falk, said in the release. The new facilities will allow graduate students, who hope to obtain their master’s degrees in therapy, to interact better with each other and with patients, Coolhart said. “We really outgrew our space at the other location,” Coolhart said. The facilities could not accommodate the number of clients. Coolhart said she estimates the new location doubled the number of therapy rooms, while also allowing “teaming,” where students observe other students performing therapy. As of 2012, the program had 74 students who are required to perform 500 therapy hours to earn their master’s degrees, Coolhart said. The move was also made with hopes of addressing the shortage of mental health services locally and nationally, according to the Jan. 26 Post-Standard article. “The need for additional trained clinicians is extraordinary,” Thom deLara, MFT department chair, said in the article. Another part of the reason for the move was the support of SU Chancellor Nancy Cantor, who liked how the new location connected the university with the community, according to the Falk press release. In the release, Cantor said the program will create beneficial educational opportunities for students, while providing counseling services to local residents. Said Cantor in the release: “It’s so fitting that this vibrant, cross-sector professional community that built an exemplary twoway street of collaboration metaphorically now has a home physically on Syracuse’s signature two-way street, the Connective Corridor.”
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michelle yan | contributing photographer matt zeller, an SU alumnus and military veteran, speaks at Maxwell Auditorium on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Zeller wrote a book about his experiences in Afghanistan.
Alumnus speaks on experiences, disagreements with Afghan war By Taylor Lupo Staff Writer
Matt Zeller’s experience in Afghanistan was very different from what was reported in the mainstream media. Zeller, a Syracuse University alumnus and veteran rights activist, spoke at Maxwell Auditorium about his book, “Watches Without Time: An American Soldier in Afghanistan” on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Although he had always wanted to be a lawyer after graduating from college, Zeller said he decided on Sept. 11, 2001 that he wanted to serve his country. He graduated from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs with a master’s degree in public administration and international relations in 2006, and went on to spend most of 2008 with Afghan security forces. He was also a member of the CIA from 2007-2010. Zeller’s discussion, “How We Lost the War We Won,” is a part of Syracuse University’s Alumni Speaker Series, sponsored by SU Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations. His presentation detailed how the men and women in war, who were trained to help the Afghan people, instead spent most of their time fighting the Taliban. “By the time I got there in 2008, I spent more time fighting an enemy that I wasn’t even supposed to engage with than I did training my Afghan security forces,” Zeller said. Promoting literacy was a major aspect of Zeller’s time overseas. All Afghan students are granted an opportunity for education, he said, but many underprivileged people do not have access to necessary resources. Zeller said he went to different parts of the country to distribute school supplies, like pens and pencils. Zeller’s book, a compilation of letters and emails sent to his family and friends during his time at war, highlights rarely exposed aspects of the life of an American soldier overseas. Some of these aspects include inadequate training and the difficulties of adjusting back to civilian life after returning to the United States. It took Zeller two years after returning to the United States to revisit the accounts of his time in Afghanistan and begin writing his book. Some students were surprised at how different Zeller’s firsthand account of the Afghan war was compared to the account the American media provided. “Zeller shed light on all of the stuff that we don’t hear in the mainstream media about the war and what strategies we are actually imple-
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Student Leadership Conference to apply class experience to real world By Eashaa Parekh Contributing Writer
The Student Leadership Conference will teach the community how to apply knowledge from the classroom to the real world. The conference, organized through Syracuse University’s Office of Student Activities and the Student Leadership Institute, is a one-day event that engages students on topics of professional development and character building, according to a Jan. 29 SU News Release. The theme of the second annual conference is “Real Talk. Real Action.” It will be held Feb. 9 in the Schine Student Center. “I was a different person after attending the conference last year,” said Margaret Clevenger, an attendee of the first conference and now an active institute member. “It fostered a sense of self-confidence and enabled me to synthesize myself with the numerous opportunities that the campus has to offer.” She added that the conference connected knowledge gained inside the classroom to the mechanisms of the world outside of it. Students attending this event should expect an alteration in the way they perceive multiple aspects of college, Clevenger said. Besides free food, two keynote speakers and an abundance of networking opportunities, students will take
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These communal meeting spots would pop up in the currently unoccupied Heroy lobby, as well as a few elevator lobbies in the building, he said. Karson said the committee is also hoping to supply the microscope lab with a high-definition projection system. “What we’d really love to have would be named professorships,” Karson said. “And to try to build endowments that would support professorships, (post doctorates) and graduate students, among other things.” Some earth science undergraduates go to expensive geology field camps during the
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sound channels. And you can definitely hear the difference.” RPX theaters were designed with the central goal of boasting better sound fidelity, larger screens and more comfortable headrests for moviegoers. RPX theaters contain screens of 60
“The screen is going to be massive, the seats are going to be extremely comfortable and the sound quality is going to be out of this world.” Josh Cook
manager of Regal Cinemas at Destiny USA
feet or more in width, whereas most standard movie screens are no more than 50 feet in width. When construction is complete, Regal Destiny
part in activities that enhance their development beyond the classroom. She added that the keynote speakers were chosen to match the theme of the conference. The first speaker, Morris Morrison, is a renowned motivational speaker whose work was featured in several TEDx media conference events. He is also the owner of Morris Morrison Development Group, LLC, which helps organizations grow through inspiring products, according to the SU News release. Donna Michelle Anderson is the second speaker. She has spent nearly two decades as a writer, producer, show runner and executive for dozens of top-rated television series on networks that include CBS, Bravo, Fox and BET, according to the release. She is also the founder of a social network for college-bound students called the CLIC Network. The theme, “Real Talk. Real Action,” relates to the overall idea of the conference in that it allows students to interact and catch a glimpse of the “real world,” Clevenger said. She recommended students attend the conference because it will be an intellectually stimulating environment with many opportunities for students to learn how to secure a brighter future. email@example.com
summer for about six weeks, Karson said. The department would like to try and provide funds to offset the costs of these camps through generous donations from friends and alumni. “The important long-term goal is to reestablish and maintain close, cordial communication with our friends and alumni so that they’ll want to come back and visit, and they’ll want to contribute to the department,” Karson said. Chamberlain, an alumnus himself, said he thinks what the department is doing for earth science students is wonderful. “Science is the future,” Chamberlain said. “Particularly for one group of people, for students.” firstname.lastname@example.org
USA Stadium IMAX and RPX will include an additional 700 seats to raise the facilities’ overall capacity to 3,400 seats, Cook said. Regarding the potential for increased ticket sales, Cook said he believes the new theaters will stir the interest of Syracuse moviegoers. “I really think it’ll draw people in,” he said. Syracuse University students’ reactions to the new RPX and IMAX theaters vary from apathetic to excited. “As things stand, I don’t really go see movies that often, and I don’t go to the mall all that frequently,” said Jessica Varona, a junior international relations major. “I don’t see this changing that.” Xonielle Jordan, a sophomore psychology major, said she goes to the movies frequently and is excited for the renovations. “I would say I go to the mall about once a week or so. And I go see a movie probably two times per month,” Jordan said. “Back home, I actually work at an independently owned movie theater where the screens are all standardsized, so I’d definitely be interested in checking the new theaters out when they’re finished. It seems like a really cool way to watch movies.” email@example.com
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the sweet stuff in the middle
chase gaewski | photo editor (FROM LEFT) DEREK KOEN, YOLANDA SEALEY-RUIZ AND OUIDA WASHINGTON, one of the filmmakers of ‘Beyond the Bricks,’ an associate professor at Columbia University and another filmmaker, respectively, spoke at Eggers Hall on Feb. 6. Koen, Sealey-Ruiz and Washington spoke as part of a panel talking about the challenges of urban education.
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Innovation in urban education takes forefront of film screening, discussions at SU
By Claire Dunderman
Say Yes SU student-tutors work with Syracuse-area high schools.
ASST. FEATURE EDITOR
he audience cheered as 14-yearold Jasanique Everson walked to the front of the room in Eggers Hall and took her place at the podium, smiling with self-confidence. She appeared calm speaking in front of the crowded room of people.
“We have these stereotypes, labels and hurdles that we have to overcome at such an early age,” said Everson, an eighth grader at Danforth Middle School. “People don’t address it. They make it seem like a small issue. So it’s nice to see that the issue is being addressed here.”
Fowler High School students attend SU stage performances.
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urban high schools, and many other schools in the Syracuse area, work with Say Yes.
graphic illustration by cheryl seligman | design editor
Syracuse Opera brings ‘Sweeney Todd’ to Carrier Theater By Kristin Ross ASST. FEATURE EDITOR
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is coming to Syracuse. And he sings. Syracuse Opera continues its 201213 season with its first performance this calendar year on Friday. With music and lyrics written by musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim, “Sweeney Todd” will be staged at the Carrier Theatre from Feb. 8-17. Originally written as a play, the lyrical stage show is often marketed as a musical. But due to the piano’s
nonstop beat from the orchestra pit, some argue “Sweeney Todd” is more correctly categorized as an opera. The stage opens with Sweeney Todd, also known as Benjamin Barker, returning to his hometown of London after being in jail for 15 years. He soon discovers his wife’s suicidal fate, and sets out to avenge her death by going after the judge who tainted his wife and tore apart his family. Ultimately, he vows to take his aggression out on the world. Todd returns to his old profes-
sion as a barber above a pie maker’s shop. He teams up with the store’s owner, Mrs. Lovett, to cement his sinister plan. After winning a contest at the local street fair, Todd gains a glowing reputation for giving customers the “closest shave in London” with a straight razor. But it isn’t long before clients line up to receive the closest shave of their lives — and don’t live to tell the tale. His trusted partner-in-crime, Mrs. Lovett, encourages the blood bath by
‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ Where: The Carrier Theater of the Mulroy Civic Center When: Friday, Feb. 8 to Sunday, Feb. 17 How much: Tickets range from $19-$176 baking her famous meat pies using the dead bodies. She sings a duet with Todd titled “Worst Pies in London” as she serves unsuspecting drunken diners the body parts of victims whose throats were slit by Todd’s close shave. Kyle Albertson, a baritone with a
large operatic repertoire and following in the opera world, stars as Todd, sharing the stage with well-known Jennifer Roderer as Mrs. Lovett. The show is sung entirely in English, and this run of “Sweeney Todd” marks its premiere performance for
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Drunk Marshall Street walkers provide entertainment for night shift workers
f you’ve been to Pita Pit on Marshall Street past 10 p.m, you’ve seen me. You probably don’t remember me, but oh, do I remember you. I’ve seen you sprawled across the counter, begging me to put whatever I think is yummiest in the pita because, intoxicated and silly, you can’t make a decision. I’ve seen you proudly announce to your friend that you want everything on your pita, practically banging your fists on your chest, as if having the biggest pita of them all ultimately confirms your superior masculinity (or, more likely, provides necessary compensation). “Everything?” I’ll ask you, raising my eyebrow. “Everything,” you’ll repeat, a dopey smile spread across your face. “Pineapple?” I’ve played this game before. “Well, no.” “Jalapeños?” “Yuck, no.” This will go on for a minute or two until your pita is just what I expected: lettuce, tomato, green peppers, onions, chicken and secret sauce, just because you like saying its name. And before you can even think about hitting on me, your pita is wrapped, handed to you and I’ve moved on. Badda bing, badda boom. Who’s next? When I originally went into Pita Pit looking for a job, my interview came down to one question: “Will you work the night shift?” Without hesitation, and in a way only the desperate do, I rambled, “Oh yes, yes, of course. Any night shift. I’m a night owl. I literally don’t need any sleep. Working from 10 p.m. to four in the morning is actually an ideal time for me.” Who would possibly want a pita at 2 a.m., you ask? Drunk college students, that’s who. The following is a list of shout-outs to customers who gave me my most memorable moments at The Pit. 1. To the guy who started the “Sarah” chant: You asked me what my name was, and I told you. You then proceeded to tell your friends that I was the “best.” “Isn’t she the best?” The whole store seemed to agree, and before I could slink into the back room, it started: “Sarah! Sarah! Sarah!” The
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i put the party in pity party store was screaming my name, and I could do nothing but pretend to be avidly cleaning the grill, trying not to blush. I’m sorry I refused to dance when you then starting screaming, “Dance! Dance! Dance!” I really was prepared to jump onto the counter and start slowly untying my hummus-smeared apron, but my boss was in the room. Maybe next time? 2. To the guy who threw his pita on the counter because I didn’t give him enough tzatziki sauce: Sir, it’s a pita. Your immaturity is almost impressive for a man my father’s age. You’re that guy who threw a beer bottle when your favorite cast member got voted off of “Survivor,” aren’t you? 3. To the guy talking on the phone in front of me like I wasn’t there: You asked for barbeque sauce, so I complied. When I looked up to see what you wanted next, you said to whoever was on the other line, “this white girl put too much sauce on my pita.” “Sir, do you want less sauce?” I asked, sincerely not sure if you thought I couldn’t hear you, or you were the most passive aggressive person on the face of the earth. “Green peppers...” he said as he continued with his order. I hesitated, but kept going. He was the one with too much barbeque sauce on his pita. 4. To the guy who asked me what I was “doing after this”: Going home with you, obviously! Just hang on until 4 a.m. and then you can take me to your place and help me scrape the tzatziki off of my arm. Then you can help me pick yellow peppers out of my hair until I inevitably pass out because I’ve been awake for about 20 hours. Don’t worry, the onion smell will wear off eventually. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The typeface used in the movie branding for ”Warm Bodies” was created by Allen Chiu, a freshman communications design major and former design editor at The Daily Orange. The typeface is a tribal type of Agency. More of Chiu’s designs, as well as his photography work, can be seen at allenchiu.com.
Cute but conventional zombie love story makes for amusing undead entertainment By Rob Marvin STAFF WRITER
zombie outbreak has spread throughout pop culture for years, stampeding through movies, television, books and video games. A few gullible folks even think huffing bath salts will turn them into ravenous brain-munchers.
Director: Johnathan Levine Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich Release date: Feb. 1 Rating:
Moviegoers are inundated with more zombie knowledge than anyone in his or her right mind should ever possess, so when a “zombie love story” comes along and tries to subvert the genre, it’s tough to really be original. “Warm Bodies” is part-Shakespearian romance and part-angsty teen comedy, unfolding in a fairly generic post-apocalyptic zombie wasteland. Nicholas Hoult’s undead but good-hearted hero grants the film most of its charm, backed by Rob Corddry’s hilariously understated performance as his zombie best friend. A pop-infused soundtrack helps set the morbidly cheerful mood, blending classic rock and indie songs to evoke that familiar new-age romantic vibe. But despite its likable cast and some amusing “Romeo and Juliet” parallels, “Warm Bodies” doesn’t match the promise of its intriguingly offbeat, if somewhat yucky concept. Where the film could break new ground, it chooses imitation, and the lovey-dovey ending favors cuteness over clever storytelling. Plus, even zombies have rules, and after a while, the logic and biology behind “Warm Bodies” grows a bit too shaky to overlook — even for fictional undead beings. R (Hoult) is a zombie. He knows his name starts with R but can’t remember much else. He’s only capable of grunting, but R has an active inner monologue. He considers himself a nice zombie. While R eats humans to survive like everyone else, “at least he’s conflicted about it.” Hoult is a bit too decent-looking for a zombie. The design team slapped on some pale makeup, dirt and a few scratches and called him zombie-fied. The mussedup hair and wide blue eyes make R easy to root for, plus endearing traits like collecting old trinkets (reminiscent of “Wall-E”) and sensitive inner narration channeling J.D. from “Scrubs” or “Lizzie McGuire.” But that’s not a knock on Hoult’s acting, whose charismatic performance makes the most of shrugs and grunts as an adorable dead guy with a warm and fuzzy soul. One day, his horde is searching for food and comes across a band of humans, including Julie (Teresa Palmer). After devouring her boyfriend’s (Dave Franco) brains and experiencing his memories, a lovestruck R saves terrified Julie and sneaks her to safety. The unorthodox romance sputters through R’s fragmented speech and awkward glances, but they bond over listening to vinyl records and giving Julie undead acting lessons. Soon R and other zombies start feeling more human, wedging the “star-cross’d
illustration by micah benson | art director lovers” between human survivors, led by Julie’s icy father (a surprisingly one-dimensional John Malkovich), and menacing black skeletal zombies called “boneys” — basically a rip-off of the “I Am Legend” creatures. The humans and boneys serve as the loose stand-ins for the Capulets and Montagues. Hoult and Palmer’s chemistry gives the film a heart, even when the script leans on clichés, like teaching R how to drive and dabbing on makeup so he looks more alive. Their natural give and take is why the young love angle works, so when they re-enact the “Romeo and Juliet” balcony scene, it feels cute rather than cheesy. The soundtrack helps, too, setting the mood with an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary, jumping from Bob Dylan and Guns N’ Roses to bands like Bon Iver, M83 and The National. As R’s best friend M, Rob Corddry’s comic timing is eclipsed only by Bill Murray’s cameo in “Zombieland” in the history of zombierelated humor. He nails the blank-stared grunting deadpan, doling out sarcastic looks and raspy one-liners like “eat” and “b*tches, man.” Not to mention mowing down some fellow zombies with a golf cart. The movie’s biggest problems are uneven logic and laziness. Early on, R complains, “God, we move slow.” Then later, we see zombies running at full speed. And apparently, zombies aren’t just brain-dead droolers, they can drive and form coherent thoughts. Still, the hardest part to stomach is the sappy premise: a simple human connection cures all, explained by a cartoonish graphic of R’s heart beating when he grasps Julie’s hand. Sorry, don’t buy it. But no one has ever called a zombie movie cute before, so at least “Warm Bodies” has that. email@example.com
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FROM THE BOX OFFICE Feb. 1-3
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Super Bowl weekend is typically one of the slowest box office weekends of the year, and this weekend was no exception. The overall box office was down more than 22 percent compared to last week, with only one successful debut in “Warm Bodies.” Other new releases included “Bullet to the Head” and “Stand Up Guys,” both of which bombed. Summit Entertainment’s “Warm Bodies” took the top spot this weekend with more than $20.3 million. The film is rare in that it is a “zom-rom-com” (zombie romantic comedy) about a zombie who falls in love with a woman and slowly begins to come back to life. The film was well-embraced by audiences, who gave it a B+ rating on CinemaScore. Additionally, Summit (the studio behind such series as “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games”) created an effective marketing campaign, opting to highlight the comedic and romantic aspects of the film through its teasers and trailers. This was effective in that it targeted two different demographics: men, who were drawn to the comedic nature of the film, and women, who were drawn to the romance. Thus, the audience skewed 60 percent women, which is atypical of zombie films. Summit also released the first four minutes
of the film online, which generated online buzz and persuaded viewers to go to the theater to continue watching the rest. The film will definitely benefit next week from Valentine’s Day, and should be a hit, given that it only cost $30 million to produce. Warner Bros. new release “Bullet to the Head,” starring Sylvester Stallone, opened with an embarrassing $4.5 million, behind a production budget of $55 million. The one prize this film takes is that it is Stallone’s worst opening gross in more than 30 years. Warner Bros. spent no effort on a marketing campaign, opting to focus the attention solely on its main star Stallone, rather than actually showcasing what is distinctive about the film. Congrats, Sylvester. It seems surprising, almost strange, that a film with a trio of stars in Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin could debut at the box office with disappointing results. Yet, that was the case with “Stand Up Guys,” which opened with just under $1.5 million in 659 theaters. The poor opening is most likely a result of poor reviews and a lack of marketing effort to promote the film.
the stage, and sell for as much as $176 for those who wish to sit in personal boxes on the side of the theater. For more information about ticket sales, visit syracuseopera.com.
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the Syracuse Opera. Ticket prices begin at $19 for audience members who wish to sit close enough to touch
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Referring to the film “Beyond the Bricks,” a documentary about black male students in the inner city schools of Newark, N.J., Everson articulated the dilemma that urban students face. With constant media scrutiny of high crime rates, poverty and demographics, the issues often go overlooked. The half-hour film was shown Wednesday at 4 p.m., followed by a panel discussion. The panel discussion turned into an open dialogue, which spurred the overwhelmingly positive
“It just is a shining light for the kids. Going up on the college and seeing that academic work is being celebrated, it helps validate students.” Susan Centore
FOWLER HIGH SCHOOL CAREER SPECIALIST
audience reaction to Everson. This was the first screening of the Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series, presented by the Syracuse University School of Education. The movie focused on the unsupportive academic environment that two black male students faced. Through difficulties and challenges, they felt as if they had to conform to the culture of failure. “Do we have the courage to disrupt decades of these negative outcomes?” said Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, an assistant professor at Columbia University. Citing Mary Poppins, which received a laugh from the room, she said: “Anything can happen if you let it.” SU is having discussions with those in urban schools similar to those highlighted in the film. School administrators want to help students in these situations that are driven, hardworking individuals, and have the sort of ambition found in urban schools. One school that is going through physical and program developments is Fowler High School. The school is currently going through its second year of renovations, and half of the school is sectioned-off in tape and plastic drapes. The refurbished section, however, is something that Fowler career specialist Susan Centore is proud of. The changes in the culture of the school are something she insists could not have happened without SU’s input. “For a long time, people wanted to work with us, but it wasn’t until the chancellor came when it was not only okay to work with us, but it was encouraged,” said Centore. “With there going to be a new chancellor, I’m very nervous. If SU was to go away and ignore us, we’d function, but we’d be ashamed.” Not only has SU been involved with Fowler High School in multiple Say Yes to Education programs, but Fowler students have also pursued many artistic projects and field trips with
SU. These include writing workshops, art labs and trips to Syracuse Stage. “It just is a shining light for the kids,” Centore said. “Going up on the college and seeing that academic work is being celebrated, it helps validate students, and by going up, it allows them to have opportunities that they don’t normally have.” Motivation for academic success is also seen in four sophomores, who have called themselves the “Wolf Pack” since kindergarten, and are involved in the Say Yes to Education program at the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central, another urban school. They’ve fought for each other, they’ve stood up for each other and now, they’re determined to go to college together with the help of Say Yes. “They are determined to go to school,” said Briana Mangram, an academic success coach for Say Yes who worked with the group, representing merely a fraction of the students she has worked with in her career. “They all know exactly what they want to do.” One of the “Wolf Pack” students is so invested in the program that he wrote and delivered a speech thanking George Weiss, creator of Say Yes, when Weiss visited the ITC. Say Yes also offers programs dedicated to elementary school students and those who are offered scholarships through college. One student, Abdirahman “Abdi” Ali, was able to work through the Say Yes program at William Nottingham High School. Ali is now a Say Yes scholar at Onondaga Community College, but because of Say Yes, Ali has had many opportunities at SU as well. “I’ve been able to meet a lot of people at SU,” Ali said, a computer information systems major graduating this year. “I’ve been able to network and work on my resume, and if I ever need anything from Kristi, I can call her.” His mentor, Kristi Eck, program director at Say Yes, said he is one of the students who not only received the Say Yes scholarship, but was also able to attend the Say Yes summer academy, a six-week program that is entirely paid for. Ali emphasized that Say Yes hasn’t only helped him, but has helped his siblings as well, who are exposed to Say Yes in elementary and middle schools. Stephanie Costner, program manager at Say Yes, encourages people not in the program to recognize the efforts being made. “If anyone has a minute, a day or an hour, they should head down to one of these schools and see what Scholarship in Action is all about,” Costner said. All of the experiences urban schools both face and embrace are experiences that shape not only their community, but the SU community as well. As Jasanique Everson took her seat, the filmmakers and audience members congratulated her. People reflected on the inspiring words that had been spoken that night, both by students and adults. Said assistant professor Yolanda SealeyRuiz: “I just have one final question: Will you join us?”
WHAT IS SAY YES TO EDUCATION?
Say Yes to Education, Inc. is an organization dedicated to raising the graduation rates of students in urban high schools. Some of the services Say Yes offers include: • Mentoring • Tutoring • Family services • Health care • Legal services Information obtained from sayyestoeducation.org/our-mission
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– NATIONAL SIGNING DAY 2013 –
SIGNED AND DELIVERED
Nineteen recruits signed their Letters of Intent to play for Syracuse on Wednesday as a part of National Signing Day. The Orange’s Class of 2013 comprises recruits from 13 different states. Here’s a look at where Syracuse’s signees come from. - Compiled by The Daily Orange Sports Staff
IN THE SPOTLIGHT COREY COOPER
Position: WR Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Shafer: “He’s a play-
making guy. He makes acrobatic plays across the board. Both down the field and across the middle, and has a real good feel for the team.”
BRISLY ESTIME Position: WR/DB Height: 5-9 Weight: 185 Hometown: Delray
Beach, Fla. Shafer: “If you get a chance to watch his highlight tape on YouTube, you’ll see return after return where he just makes people look silly.”
TYLER PROVO Position: TE Height: 6-2 Weight: 310 Hometown: West Palm, Fla.
Shafer: “Our challenge to him is to see if he can beat his brother’s records with receptions at that position.”
BY THE NUMBERS PJ BATTEN
Position: TE Height: 6-4 Weight: 200 Hometown: Miami
Position: LB Height: 6-2 Weight: 245 Hometown: Sparks, Nev.
Position: C Height: 6-2 Weight: 315 Hometown: Carson, Calif.
Position: CB Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Hometown: West Henrietta, N.Y.
Position: G Height: 6-4 Weight: 285 Hometown: Tucker, Ga.
Position: S Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 Hometown: Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Position: DE Height: 6-5 Weight: 260 Hometown: New Castle, Del.
KENDALL MOORE Position: OT Height: 6-5 Weight: 250 Hometown: Chicago
Position: DT Height: 6-4 Weight: 310 Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Position: OT Height: 6-6 Weight: 310 Hometown: Spotsylvania, Va.
MITCH KIMBLE Position: WR Height: 6-3 Weight: 190 Hometown: Jer-
Position: OLB Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 Hometown: Paxico, Kan.
Position: DE Height: 6-5 Weight: 240 Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
seyville, Ill. Shafer: “He can run it as well as throw it. He’s an exciting young football player with tremendous upside.”
Position: OLB Height: 6-0 Weight: 210 Hometown: Miami
Position: QB Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 Hometown: Camp Hill, Pa.
Position: WR Height: 6-1 Weight: 175 Hometown: St. Louis Shafer: “This guy
reminds me of a young Greg Jennings. He never looks like he’s going fast on the football field but he runs away from people.”
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Native American traditions inspire Syracuse By Melissa Bronson-Tramel STAFF WRITER
Meesheshe Tumbakakaka is Michelle Tumolo’s warrior name. Each member of the women’s lacrosse team has one. Syracuse head coach Gary Gait led an exercise where each girl was given an arrow. On one end, they had to write what strength they bring to the team and on the other end, a warrior name that represented them. Before every game, home or away, the arrows are banded together as one and sit on the bench. Gait learned this tradition of unifying the team when he played professional lacrosse for the Rochester Knighthawks. “Curt Styres introduced me to the Native American tale that a band of warriors are stronger together than they are individually.” Gait said. Styres, the Knighthawks’ owner from First Nation in Canada, introduced the tradition to the team to teach players about the spirituality of the game. Gait is attempting to do the same for his players. They’ve gone through a series of exercises to help them relate to the spirituality of lacrosse. Gait and his players are hoping their new philosophy helps send the Orange to the national championship game for the second year in a row. Following Styres’ tradition, the players will bring their arrows to No. 1 SU’s first home game against Maryland on Feb. 17. “We all have our arrows but we are all individuals,” Tumolo said. “But when we all come to the game, we tie them together because we are warriors, but as one.” Native Americans began the tradition of believing in the team as one. The game of lacrosse was played at funerals and for religious purposes. Native Americans also carved and netted their own sticks. Assistant coach Regy Thorpe said for the
past three seasons, a Native American named Ben Miller has strung the girls’ sticks. “I’m not sure exactly what he does or put on it but he blesses our sticks,” Thorpe said. “It has an effect on the game. We are a very spiritual team and we just feel having a good mind and a good stick helps us in the games.” Thorpe firmly believes these blessings helped the Orange last season finish 19-4, its best record in program history, and reach the NCAA Championship, where they lost 8-6 to Northwestern. One of the latest exercises the women’s team has participated in this offseason in an effort to get over the hump was a drum exercise. “When we first walked in the room, we see all these drums and we didn’t know what was going on,” senior Trenna Hill said.
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Hill described the drums being placed in the shape of a circle. The instructor stood in the middle and gave little verbal instruction. As each player took a seat at a drum, the instructor used a series of hand pats and claps to gesture to the players which drumbeat to play. She raised her hand to indicate one side of the room to
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zixi wu | staff photographer MICHELLE TUMOLO and the Orange believe their success last season was inspired by their acceptance of Native American culture in the game of lacrosse. stop and then motioned with both hands for everyone to join in. Hill said the majority of the activity was non-verbal, but it was an interesting learning and bonding experience for the Orange. “We all drummed together, it was a weird but a cool feeling,” Hill said. “Everyone was on the same beat and we all just connected, it was awesome.”
In each of Syracuse’s three wins against Robert Morris this season, Nicole Ferrara has scored the gamewinning goal. “It felt good,” Who: RIT she said. “It just Where: Rochester, N.Y. felt good to get the When: Friday, 7 p.m. four points this weekend and move closer to first in (College Hockey America).” In a crucial series against CHA defending champion Robert Morris, Ferrara, a sophomore forward who has underachieved for a large part of the year, came through to deliver game-winning goals in both games. For most of the season, it’s been a struggle for the forward to produce goals for the Orange (16-11-1, 10-3-1 CHA). Through the first 23 games of the season, Ferrara only scored four goals. But seemingly, out of nowhere, she has been able to produce five in her last five games. She’ll look to continue that scoring this weekend when Syracuse plays a home-and-home series with Rochester Institute of Technology. “I have more confidence,” Ferrara said. “I think I have been shooting the puck a little bit more. I have been playing a little bit better.” Ferrara’s production has steadily increased as she’s recovered from a shoulder injury since the start of the year.
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Because of the shoulder injury, Ferrara relies on her speed and intellect to score goals. SU head coach Paul Flanagan said if Ferrara could shoot as hard as linemate Shiann Darkangelo, she’d be scoring 25 goals this year. A season’s worth of shooting work with her coaches, though, has led to the current hot streak. Senior forward Holly Carrie-Mattimoe has played on the same line as Ferrara since the beginning of the season, when Ferrara was struggling to produce points. While Ferrara can be a bit of a comedienne at times, CarrieMattimoe said, her work ethic is the reason she
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on his shoulder and I’ll be excited to see where we turn out. “Yeah, we may not be the fastest, we may not be the biggest, we may not be the strongest, but by God, we’re going to play our butts off here.” As Shafer introduced SU’s Class of 2013 in the auditorium of the Iocolano-Petty Football Wing, he made it clear it was only a starting point. This group – highlighted by nine three-star prospects and ranked No. 75 nationally by Scout.com – will provide competition for the core of players returning. The Orange’s class is made up of six junior college transfers and 13 high school players from 13 different states. Shafer said he and his staff pinpointed the quarterback position and the offensive line as their two primary needs. He wanted to bring in two quarter-
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resulted in Syracuse losing the commitments of Texas quarterback Zach Allen, New York running back Augustus Edwards and Miami defensive end and linebacker Malik Brown. Shafer said this is what happens in college football. Coaches move to other positions and the remaining and new coaches have to adjust to the changes. At one point, though, SU’s coaching staff was so thin that the holdovers had no way to reach out to every recruit. Only Shafer, defensive line coach Tim Daoust and wide receiver coach Rob Moore remained. It was three coaches trying to reach out to more than a dozen recruits. “The tough part was, at one point, we only
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backs to compete with the three returners, and SU achieved that goal by signing Mitch Kimble from Illinois and Austin Wilson from Pennsylvania. To add depth to the offensive line after the loss of Justin Pugh and Zack Chibane, the Orange brought in four offensive linemen. From there, Shafer put a premium on finding playmakers, and despite losing previous verbal commits like quarterback Zach Allen, running back Augustus Edwards and defensive end Malik Brown, the head coach felt his staff did that as he went down the list of signees. “To be honest with you, you win some, you lose some,” Shafer said. “At the end of the day, you want the guys that want to be dressed in blue and orange and I’m excited about those kids that are coming in here.” Shafer, who was hired to replace Doug Marrone on Jan. 9, was forced to put together his first class with his staff in a short period of time. It’s a factor he acknowledged Wednesday, saying they adjusted
their recruiting strategy and tried to build relationships with previous commits and other players in the weeks leading up to Signing Day. As Shafer talked about the work his coaches did in that time, he returned to his first point of the day. He reminded everyone of his humble beginnings playing Division-III football at BaldwinWallace. He pointed out that wide receivers coach Rob Moore was unheralded coming out of high school, a player with few offers, before becoming a star at Syracuse. Defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough, Shafer said, wasn’t the biggest or strongest player in his days at Michigan State, either. The coaches share these stories with their recruits – players who weren’t pegged as future stars, making for the lackluster ranking. They hope the determination that propelled them through the coaching ranks is personified in their play once they arrive.
“I think our kids will appreciate the type of people that are coaching them because that’s who we are,” Shafer said. It will be three or four years until Shafer knows what these 19 players will become, he said, but some of the best players he’s coached weren’t highly rated out of high school. But now, the whirlwind of recruiting is behind Shafer and his staff. They can refocus their effort and energy on coaching. The head coach was ready to go standing at the podium Wednesday, promising his players will play with a hunger and intensity to overcome any talent gap between Syracuse and its opponents. “We’re going to play hard, we’re going to play with integrity and we’re going to play with respect for the game,” Shafer said, tapping the podium after each sentiment for emphasis, “and that’s really all I care about at this point in time.”
had three coaches, so there was only three of us on the road,” Moore said. “It was almost impossible to touch every kid that you want to. We were scrambling for a while.” When Shafer put his new staff together, the coaches spent little time in Syracuse. They went into the recruits’ homes and met with their families. All in all, they held the class together, with only a few exceptions. The coaching changes took place quickly, but the new coaches managed to salvage the commitments of almost every recruit. “I think, given the situation,” Moore said, “we came out of this thing pretty good in light of being down some coaches and really have to scramble toward the end.”
Kimble, Syracuse is going to have five quarterbacks competing for the starting spot. That’s exactly what Shafer wants. Wilson, from Camp Hill, Pa., committed to Syracuse back in May. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound quarterback also had an offer from Eastern Michigan. Kimble, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound quarterback out of Jerseyville (Ill.) Community High School, can both run and throw well. In high school, he ran an up-tempo offense that’s similar to the one Syracuse runs. “I think the biggest thing you see is athleticism. Whether he’s on the perimeter or whether he’s throwing it,” McDonald said. “He’s probably the most athletic quarterback that we have in terms of having the combination.” Wilson and Kimble will join the competition in training camp with John Kinder, Terrel Hunt and Charley Loeb, who’s considered the frontrunner for the spot. Shafer said Wednesday he and the coaches made it a goal to go out and find a pair of quarterbacks to bring to Syracuse. The head coach said both of his new quarterbacks are “dynamic” and “competitive.” Syracuse has its quarterback candidates. Now, that group just needs to be pared down to an eventual successor to Ryan Nassib. “We’ve got good kids in-house that are going to compete,” Shafer said. “But you need to have competition with five or six guys at that position
early on. And then we have to decipher where we’re at pretty early on.”
Wilson, Kimble thrown into competition With the signings of Austin Wilson and Mitch
Playmaker Cooper a big-time get Shafer said he wanted to bring playmakers to the program. He found one in wide receiver Corey Cooper. Scout.com rated the 6-foot, 185pound wide receiver from Millbrook High School in Raleigh, N.C., a three-star recruit. “He’s a playmaking guy,” Shafer said. “He makes acrobatic plays across the board, both down the field on the outside and across the middle.” Moore, Syracuse’s wide receiver coach, said Cooper has the potential to be a great receiver. The Orange is losing starting wide receivers Alec Lemon and Marcus Sales, so Cooper could be given a starting role depending on how he performs in training camp. Moore said that while the potential’s there, Cooper still needs to mature. “You have to be careful about what you say about freshmen,” Moore said. “They still have to develop, they still have to come in and perform. But he has the ability to be an excellent football player. It’s going to be up to us to make sure we develop him and give him all the tools he needs to be successful.” email@example.com @chris_iseman
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– NATIONAL SIGNING DAY 2013 –
SIGNED AND DELIVERED Shafer unveils Class of 2013 By Ryne Gery
or 10 minutes, Scott Shafer spoke excitedly about each individual in Syracuse’s signing class Wednesday. The head coach rattled off quick sto-
ries and scouting reports, providing insight into all 19 players’ talents. Then, he spoke passionately about the significance of National Signing Day and the rankings that come with it – in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Orange’s class ranked 12th out of 14 programs by Scout.com, and 13th according to Rivals.com. “The greatest thing about the game we coach and play is that you put the ball down and you play,” Shafer said. “You take that five-star guy against the two-star guy and let my guy just go after your guy with a chip SEE SIGNING DAY PAGE 18
alyssa pooler | staff photographer SCOTT SHAFER received Letters of Intent on Wednesday from 19 recruits, who comprise Shafer’s first recruiting class as SU head coach.
Late push by new Orange coaching staff keeps most of recruiting class together By Chris Iseman
he coaches who had built the initial relationships, sold Syracuse to recruits and convinced them to join the Orange were gone. One by one, they followed Doug Marrone out the door and to the Buffalo Bills. The staff dwindled, uncertainty swallowed the program and those same recruits lost their contacts with the Orange. Scott Shafer took over as head coach, assembled a staff quickly and together, they flew all around the country, convincing the prospects to remain committed to Syracuse. Some did, some didn’t. In the end, it was a frenzied few weeks that culminated with a solid recruiting class comprising 19 recruits
from 13 different states. The Orange’s new coaches had to mend the relationships that might have bent when Marrone and SU’s former coaches moved west down Interstate 90. “It was more go out and show these kids we recruited prior to some of these new faces on staff who we are and see if they wanted to play for us,” Shafer said at a press conference Wednesday. “And if they still wanted to see who we were to the core, great. And if they didn’t, that’s great, too. Let’s go find some kids that do want to buy into what we’re about.” Marrone’s departure was a blow to the Orange’s recruiting efforts. It worsened when offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett followed him to the Bills. Both
“At the end of the day, you want the guys that want to be dressed in blue and orange.” Scott Shafer SU HEAD COACH
An undersized receiver unranked by most major scouting services, he can play corner and return kicks, too. He runs a 4.4 40-yard dash and has the potential to provide an immediate boost to Syracuse’s 18.9 yards per kick return and 4.1 per punt return. Estime comes to Syracuse from South Florida, an area where the Orange continues to have success recruiting.
At 6-feet and 185 pounds, the wide receiver may be a bit undersized now, but has the frame to become a complete pass catcher. The threestar wideout from Raleigh, N.C., had offers from 18 different schools, including Atlantic Coast Conference foes Maryland, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina, North Carolina State and Pittsburgh.
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STAT OF THE DAY Fifteen recruits committed to Doug Marrone’s
staff. Eight recruits committed to Scott Shafer’s staff. Four recruits flipped their commitments after Doug Marrone left. See dailyorange.com