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Ke$ha to perform at Block Party By Erik van Rheenen STAFF WRITER
Pop star Ke$ha will headline Block Party, scheduled for April 26 in the Carrier Dome. University Union hopes to announce the concert’s opener within “a week or two,” said UU Concert Director Kelly Benini. The pop artist behind mega-hits like “Tik Tok,” “We R Who We R” and “Die Young” earned the highest number of votes on UU’s Block Party student survey. The Dome’s doors are slated to open at 6:30 p.m. for the show. “It’s important that we’re diversifying our programming,” Benini said about bringing a pop act back for Block Party, “but she definitely has
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Georgia on their minds
MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS and Syracuse beat Marquette 55-39 in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The Orange’s defense, which has been superb in the tournament, held the Golden Eagles to 22.6-percent shooting. Now, Syracuse moves on to its first Final Four since 2003, when it won the national championship. SU will play Michigan in the semfinals on Saturday at the Georgia Dome. The Wolverines blew out Florida 79-59 to win the South Region to advance. SEE PAGE 24
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Cabinet starts impeachment process for Curtis By Debbie Truong ENTERPRISE EDITOR
Student Association cabinet members plan to begin impeachment proceedings Monday against President Allie Curtis, claiming she misled cabinet members and provided a way for an individual to bypass university regulations. In a resolution passed late Thursday, seven cabinet members voted in favor of asking Curtis to step down. The resolution states Curtis knowingly allowed an individual who is
not enrolled in classes at SU to serve in the organization. “President Curtis’ dishonest, irresponsible, and unethical actions have maligned this Cabinet and tarnished the standing capacity of the Student Association as a whole,” the resolution stated. The resolution stems from the charge that Curtis violated university regulations by knowingly permitting Colin Crowley, former co-director of public relations, to serve on the cabinet during a leave
of absence from the university. Curtis hid this from cabinet members and proposed a new office “for the purpose of providing that officer a potential way to skirt university regulations, while telling this Cabinet it was for other purposes,” according to the resolution. Curtis had multiple opportunities to notify cabinet members of the change in Crowley’s academic status, but didn’t. This rendered the cabinet unable to lead the university community, the resolution stated.
“Despite having had several opportunities to come forward with the truth and attempt to include this Cabinet in the decision-making process regarding the matter, she neither did so nor attempted to do so,” the resolution stated. In a previous interview, Curtis told The Daily Orange both she and Chief of Staff PJ Alampi were aware of Crowley’s status as a non-matriculated student since meeting with him a few weeks into the semester. At that
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FIJI to move into Sammy house in fall By Meredith Newman ASST. NEWS EDITOR
Syracuse University’s Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity will move out of its house, located at 727 Comstock Ave., at the end of this semester. The fraternity Phi Gamma Delta will move into the residence next fall. Sigma Alpha Mu, commonly referred to as Sammy, has occupied the house since 2007. The property is owned by the fraternity Zeta Psi, whose chapter left SU’s campus the same year. “Sammy decided that they would go in one direction and we decided to go in another,” said Stan Gorski, Zeta Psi’s SU alumni president.
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CLARIFICATION In a March 27 column titled “Next SU chancellor should focus on standards for admissions, reducing debt,” the 5-percent increase in tuition rates from the 2010-11 academic year to the 2011-12 academic year referred to the nationwide percentage, not SU specifically.
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In a March 27 column titled “Next SU chancellor should focus on standards for admissions, reducing debt,” the median SAT score for incoming freshmen was misstated. The median score is 1160. The financial aid awarded last year was also misstated. A total of $206 million was awarded in financial aid last year. The Daily Orange regrets these errors.
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Baye Moussa Keita warms up on the court prior to the game against the Indiana Hoosiers during the East Regional round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at the Verizon Center on Thursday in Washington, D.C. The Orange defeated Indiana 61-50 and beat Marquette on Saturday 55-39 — advancing to the Final Four for the first time since 2003.
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Tickets for students go on sale By Dylan Segelbaum ASST. COPY EDITOR
Student season-ticket-holders will have a shot to get tickets for Syracuse’s first Final Four matchup in 10 years. At least a few hundred student season-ticket-holders will. Seven hundred student ticket packages — at a cost of $40 — will go on sale Monday, according to an email sent out to Syracuse University student season-ticket-holders early Sunday morning. Seating for the semifinal game will be on the floor at the end of the court behind the school band, according to the email. Tickets can only be bought online, and students will be emailed an order link Monday morning. If there are tickets left by 4:30 p.m. Monday, other full-time SU students will be able to buy a package. The ticket packages will be on sale until Tuesday at 5 p.m.
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Car accident involves 4 SU athletes By Jessica Iannetta ASST. NEWS EDITOR
Four Syracuse lacrosse players were involved in a car accident early Sunday morning near Thornden Park. A Toyota carrying the four athletes was traveling southbound on Ostrom Avenue at 2:35 a.m. when a Ford SUV coming out of Thornden Park struck it, said Sgt. Gary Bulinski of the Syracuse Police Department. The driver of the SUV, Joshua Bonhardt, 31, of Syracuse, was ticketed for driving the wrong way on a oneway street, Bulinski said. Two of the students, Scott Loy, a junior midfielder for the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team, and Alyssa Costantino, a junior goaltender for the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team, were both taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Loy complained of neck pain and Costantino complained of facial pain, Bulinski said. The driver of the car, Amy Cross, a junior midfielder on the women’s
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lizzie hart, zixi wu and yuki mizuma | the daily orange (Clockwise, from top left): Fans celebrate Syracuse’s victory at Varsity Pizza, Faegan’s Pub, Chuck’s Cafe and Walnut Place. Students cheered on Marshall Street and danced on top of a truck on Walnut Place. SU will head to the Final Four for first time in 10 years.
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SU fans celebrate around campus as team advances to Final Four
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There was 4:11 left in one of Syracuse’s biggest basketball games of the season, but fans inside Chuck’s Café were already calling it. “We’re going to Final Four! We’re going to win the whole thing!” Then, the floor began to shake. Following Syracuse’s 55-39 win against Marquette in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament, the crowd inside the popular Marshall Street-area bar erupted in song and dance. For the first time in 10 years, SU was going to the Final Four, a feat not accomplished since the team won the national championship in 2003. So when this year’s team solidified its place in the semifinals once
The shouts started with 55 seconds left on the clock and Syracuse up by 16. A few students burst out of the Psi Upsilon fraternity house, screaming and jumping up and down. “Let’s go SU!” shouted one student from where he stood on the top step of the house. “Final Four!” When the game clock wound down to zero, the Syracuse University campus erupted with students, screaming and blasting music as SU booked its first trip to the Final Four since 2003 with a 55-39 win over Marquette on Saturday afternoon. On Walnut Avenue, the street was a cacophony of noise as music blared from the fraternity and
About 15 minutes before Syracuse tipped off against Marquette in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament, a sea of orange descended upon Marshall Street. Fans crowded into Varsity Pizza, Acropolis Pizza House and other restaurants and bars to watch the Orange battle the Golden Eagles for a spot in the Final Four. When the game ended about two hours later, a similar scene took place, but this time, fans poured into the street, yelling and jumping for joy after watching the Orange advance to its first Final Four in 10 years after defeating Marquette 55-39. Chants of “Final Four!” and “Let’s go, Orange!” echoed through
Though there was still more than two minutes left in the game, Orange fans at Varsity Pizza knew their team was headed to the Final Four. First, a “Let’s go, Orange!” chant spread throughout the entire room. Then, almost in unison, the nearly 60 people in the restaurant got to their feet. They embraced one another, exchanged high-fives and toasted beers. The only sound in Varsity as the last 10 seconds of the game ticked away was applause. Syracuse had defeated Marquette 55-39 and secured its first trip to the Final Four since 2003, when the Orange won the national championship. German Nieto, a senior
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Healthy ideas about body image, alcoholic beverage consumption must be promoted
ollege women face more scrutiny than their male counterparts when it comes to gaining weight from excessive drinking. Some companies have found a way to cash in on this stigma by creating alcohol marketed specifically toward the insecurities of women. A disturbing trend of combining drinking and dieting — especially prevalent among college students — was brought back under examination in a March 27 article of The Atlantic. The author and other health experts are concerned with diet alcohol advertisements, such as Skinny Girl Cocktail, that use the tagline, “Drink like a lady.” They claim this marketing tactic could further incite teens and college students to engage in a dangerous practice referred to in academic journals as “drunkorexia.” Eating less to get drunk faster is the basic logic of “drunkorexia.” For many college students, the cost-benefit analysis can seem appealing, despite the health risks. Drinking on an empty stomach requires less alcohol to get drunk because alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream faster. Drinking less alcohol to get intoxicated not
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i am woman, hear me roar only saves a lot of money, but calories, too. However, this logic fails to consider the detrimental effect drinking on an empty stomach can have on the body, such as blacking out. This form of binge drinking is becoming more extensively researched as its frequency increases. Adam Barry, a professor of heath education and behavior at the University of Florida, examined 22,000 college students in 40 universities for research published in the Journal of American College Health. In his study, he found that students who had practiced disordered eating and exercised vigorously were 20 percent more likely to have
five or more drinks afterward. Barry’s study demonstrates a correlation between being fit and drinking. Syracuse University is no stranger to this situation. SU boasts a number of recreational facilities that are frequently utilized by students. Yet the school is also notable for its party scene. In recent years, the Office of Judicial Affairs reported more than 100 cases of extreme drug and alcohol intoxication. Many administrators have also noted that SU students are consistently drinking above the national average, according to an October 2012 article by The Daily Orange. This pressure to drink, combined with the desire to be fit, can sometimes send mixed messages to women on campus. Skinny Girl Cocktails’ diet liquor can be seen as a way to balance the two sides, but at the same time, marketing alcohol as way to “drink like a lady” is problematic and sexist. The way Skinny Girl Cocktails markets its products contrasts with the inspirational message of empowerment found on the company’s
website: “Time to redefine just what it means to be a lady. Sure, a lady always says please and thank you … but a lady also knows what she wants, and isn’t afraid to go out and get it.” There is a great disparity between the company’s message and the products it sells. Skinny Girl Cocktails markets its liquor directly toward women, yet the company only sells diet liquor. It suggests women who drink without watching calories are not drinking like a lady. If the company truly believes this, then “drinking like a lady” should not equate to drinking without gaining weight, like the website’s message suggests. It is possible to be healthy and still drink in moderation to have a good time. Skinny Girl Cocktails’ marketing strategy reveals the need to promote healthier ideas of body image and alcoholic beverage consumption for women. Rahimon Nasa is a sophomore magazine journalism and international relations major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at rnasa@syr. edu and followed on Twitter at @rararahima.
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Diversity established on college campuses provides educational progressivism
n the past decade, this country has witnessed an evolving societal discourse, leading to the election of a black man to the nation’s highest office, the appointment of a Latin American woman to the position of U.S. Supreme Court justice and the selection of an openly bisexual congresswoman. In about the same time frame, Syracuse University has followed a path to diversity not dissimilar to that of our nation’s political arena. Since 2002, the university has almost doubled the number of enrolled first-year students from low-income and minority backgrounds. It is evident that societal progress toward a more accepting, and therefore non-discriminatory, United States is on the rise. This continues to be proven, as last week the nation’s highest court heard arguments for same-sex marriage equality. Proof is also exemplified on campuses like SU’s, where the logic of creating an environment of diversity in order to propel more students to achieve future success is applied. These actions benefit society as a whole, as not only are more individuals becoming better educated, but more Americans are being exposed to a variety of worldviews. This cycle of education is extremely valuable
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campus watchdog for all parties involved, an indisputable concept the SU administration has arguably worked to provide through building a campus with a population reflecting the faces — and therefore values — of the world. But as we make strides in the direction of fairness and societal betterment as a country for all citizens, nationally and on college campuses like SU, resistance to this evolvement wrongfully continues to occur. National movements for societal change are often ignited on college campuses, but as diversity remains a point of contention, progress may be overshadowed by doubt. As pushes for equality persist, they are often simultaneously being stifled. A 2011 article published in The Chronicle of Higher Education titled “Syracuse Slides”
described SU’s fall in national rankings as directly related to the university’s increased effort to grant increased opportunities for the city and disadvantaged students. Since this article was released, I have continued to pose a fundamental question: When did a ranking, a number on a list, become more important than the educational progressivism of our nation? Further I ask, are these rankings what really determine the success of an institution? Or is it the institution’s ability to educate more of this nation’s people? I argue the latter. Challenging traditional dynamics is what has brought hundreds of years worth of evolving equality to the American people, and SU seems to be continuing this forward thinking. The education one receives at SU has arguably only enhanced, not weakened, with the enrollment of more diverse students. Beyond classroom learning, students can now immerse themselves in a community where education about the world’s people, from the people, can be found right on the campus before them. Other forms of resistance to diversity on college campuses have developed recently, beyond ranking debates. Virginia, for example, has passed a law allowing student organiza-
tions at public colleges to practice restrictive membership and still receive institutional funding, according to a March 28 article by Virginia Tech’s The Collegiate Times. Many are interpreting the law as legal discrimination, especially against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. History shows that college students have long been pioneers of social change, as fights for equality and progress regarding both race and sexuality have erupted on college campuses across the country. College is the ideal time for expanding our knowledge of the world. This should only be supported by government and the world of higher education, not challenged. Understanding diversity and the need for its existence cannot be taught in a classroom, but it can be discovered outside of those walls. This nation’s universities must fight still today to be an example of celebrated diversity, as there is no better place to educate for a cause. Rachael Barillari is the editorial editor and a junior political science and Middle Eastern studies major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at email@example.com and followed on Twitter at @R_Barillari.
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SA loses student body’s trust due to lack of honesty Student Association officials are supposed to be the “defenders of the students” at Syracuse University. But the irresponsible actions taken by its leaders this semester and the disappointing events of this past week have shown they are not fulfilling the basic principles of that duty. In handling the entirety of the situation concerning now-resigned Public Relations Director Colin Crowley, the association has lost the trust of the student body. Its lack of professionalism, responsibility, communication, honesty and transparency all contributed to this ultimate loss of respect for those who represent SU students. When Crowley informed President Allie Curtis and Chief of Staff PJ Alampi he would not be enrolling as a student for the spring semester, his resignation should have been requested immediately. Instead, they allowed Crowley to wrongfully stay in the organization under the same title, with responsibilities given to Co-Director Cara Johnson. Neither the remainder of the cabinet members nor the general assembly was informed about Crowley’s true status at SA or SU. The student body was also blindsided. Crowley and other members involved in the situation made an unethical decision. They discarded their responsibility to tell the truth to peers in SA and beyond, a fundamental expectation of SU student leaders. Under SU’s registered student organization bylaws, a non-student can contribute as an associate member of an organization “if its constitution and by-laws so provide,” but this measure is not included in SA’s constitution. In response, SA should thoroughly update these
EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board codes and make them known and accessible to students. The cabinet has called for the resignation of Curtis. Because she has declined to do so, the assembly will vote for her impeachment Monday. Alampi, Johnson and Ivan RosalesRobles, who sent an anonymous email to an editor at The Daily Orange and to Curtis about the injustice, are also under investigation for misconduct. RosalesRobles is the chair of the Student Life Committee. The overall lack of honesty and ability to professionally address and solve problems does not instill trust in this organization, as transparent, honest leadership is absent from those in the highest positions. This will hurt the organization in recruiting and retaining members, which was a problem even before this issue unraveled. By allowing last week, and inevitably this week, to be consumed by the organization’s internal issues, SA will be unable to focus on improving student life at SU. It is clear the goals of this organization’s members are in the wrong place. If they were less concerned with helping one friend and instead focused on doing their jobs properly, this would not have happened. Though Curtis and Crowley did not mean to act maliciously toward the student body, they have indeed provided them with unjust leadership – leadership students previously identified with handling their student fees and providing other needed services. SA must now work to improve its fledgling sense of legitimacy with SU students.
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Column declared inaccurate, irresponsible I am writing to correct numerous inaccuracies contained within Wednesday’s column regarding tuition and admission standards. First, the median SAT score for incoming SU freshmen was misreported. The column identified this number as 1070 when it is 1160 for the fall 2012 class and has been close to that number for a decade. It’s difficult to understand why the author relied on an obscure study by the University of Miami when the correct information is widely available through more authoritative outlets including SU’s Office of Institutional Research, IPEDS and U.S. News & World Report. Second, the column included several inflated figures. SU’s acceptance rate was 49 percent two years ago, 51 percent last year (not 60 percent, as reported), and is actually on track to drop several points with this year’s incoming class. Also, the rate in the early 2000s was significantly higher than the 50 percent reported in the column. Annual institutional aid was also misreported, although closer to the actual expenditures. The university awarded $206
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR million in 2011-2012, not $209.8 million reported. It’s important to note that the university’s commitment to providing financial aid to support its undergraduate students is a strength, not a weakness. Our financial aid policies have improved to reduce unmet need, help students manage their debt and help build a socioeconomic diversity that is the envy of our peers. You can read more about this in my conversation with Daily Orange reporter Dara McBride in last Thursday’s “Melting Pot” piece. Third, the author noted, “Tuition rates climbed 5 percent from the 2010-11 academic year to the 2011-12 academic year.” But this referred to the national average, and the author failed to provide the crucial context that Syracuse University’s tuition only rose 3.8 percent that year. Of all the errors, only one seemed attributable to confusion: a reference to the cost of attendance as
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tuition. The two figures are not the same. Cost of attendance is the estimated total amount that it costs for a person to attend Syracuse University, and is inclusive of tuition, housing and meals, and miscellaneous fees. And while both numbers have risen along with the costs of running the university, the comparison of COA and tuition creates an artificially inflated sense of real increases. Despite the misguided suppositions riddling Mr. Saffren’s column, his overarching concerns regarding inflation and rising debt are timely and valid. It was in response to these crises that Syracuse University developed “I Otto Know This,” a multipronged program aiming to reduce private loan debt and teach students lifelong fiscal health strategies. Now in its fourth year, the program has been well-received by students and families, and has become a model for many financial aid offices across the nation.
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again, the reaction was deafening. Inside Chuck’s, a cup of beer flew across the room. Bar-goers hopped on top of tables, stomped their feet to the sound of “The Final Countdown” and continued to hug and high-five each other for 10 minutes. It was as if the crowd was in the arena during the game. For some seniors, the victory could not have come soon enough. “It’s unreal,” said Michael Connor, a senior information management and technology major. “It’s my senior year, so being able to celebrate like this, to go so far in the tournament, it’s amazing. It’s so much fun.” After the game, Connor, along with a wave of Syracuse fans, spilled out of the bar chanting “Final Four!” One fan marched down the alleyway holding up an SU T-shirt, another jumped up and off a wall. “Basketball is what our school is about, so to be able to be here when we made it to the Final Four, it’s amazing,” Connor said. Sam Watters, a senior policy studies and political science major, agreed. He said that in his four years at SU, students have never shown this much spirit. “This is the year,” he said. “This is the year that we win the championship, the 10-year anni-
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Marshall Street as strangers started high-fiving in celebration and drivers rolled down their car windows to join in the jubilation. “This is awesome for the team and the city
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versary. We’re taking it all the way.” Rebecca Ierardo’s initial reaction consisted of screams and laughter. “I’m just really excited. There are only noises at this point, no words,” said Ierardo, a junior international relations and anthropology major. For Cody Dieterle, a senior conservation biology major at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, watching the game led to a lot of grinning. “I was smiling the entire night. Looking at all — it’s just crazy,” Dieterle said. Following the Orange’s success, many fans attributed the big win to the team’s zone defense. “Honestly, the defense stumped them, just stumped them,” said Elliot Green, a senior history major. “Everything,” said Ierardo, regarding what she thought the team did correctly. “Southerland was really good from 3, defense was good…” Dieterle agreed. “I mean the offensive was offensive and the defense was defensive…It was perfect,” he said. Now, Syracuse is off to Atlanta to take on the Michigan Wolverines. Though two more games await the Orange before it can be declared a national champion, some fans are predicting the team can take it all. Said Green: “It’s meant to be.” firstname.lastname@example.org @mjberner
and everyone,” said Tim Reynolds, a Syracuse resident. “It’s been 10 years since the last Final Four for us, so this is definitely exciting.” Many thought the Orange didn’t stand much of a chance to make a run in the NCAA Tournament after finishing its regular season poorly. But fans had plenty to cheer about throughout the game, including a scene in which CBS showed President Barack Obama in attendance. With just more than a minute left in the second half and Syracuse leading by 16, a “Let’s go, Orange!” chant broke out in Varsity. After the final seconds ticked away, the cele-
“I don’t think very many people expected Syracuse to go this far given the way the regular season ended.”
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bration moved out to Marshall Street, where the Syracuse Police Department had officers positioned to make sure fans stayed under control. An SPD officer said police were just stationed in the area as a precaution after the game. He added that he didn’t think additional officers would be necessary for the next game, as long as people weren’t especially rowdy. But most fans weren’t rowdy after the win. They were just basking in the excitement of unexpectedly making a run to the Final Four. “I don’t think very many people expected Syracuse to go this far given the way the regular season ended,” said Kelley Shepard, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences. “For me, I never doubted that the team was talented enough to make a run in the tournament, but we just started playing well at the perfect time.” As orange-clad fans began dispersing from Marshall Street about half an hour after the game ended, there was plenty for everyone to smile about, including the building the Orange played in that afternoon to clinch its spot in the Final Four. “The win was awesome,” Shepard said. “Plus, it doesn’t get any better than cutting down the nets on Georgetown’s home floor.” email@example.com
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sorority houses lining the block. A car drove slowly down the road, honking loudly as a student in the passenger seat swung an orange sweatshirt over his head and smacked the side of the car.
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Students jumped on top of a dark blue pick-up truck in front of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house and danced on top of it, shaking the truck so hard it looked like it might fall apart. Andrew Arnstein marveled at the dancers on the truck as he walked toward Marshall Street after watching the game at the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house. He said seeing the game with all of his fraternity brothers was one of the best experiences he has had at college so far. “It was unbelievable,” said Arnstein, a sophomore public relations major. “This is part of the reason we all come to Syracuse.”
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information management and technology major, was at the restaurant with a group of friends watching the Elite Eight matchup. He seemed to share the same level of excitement as the rest of the crowd. “I was here at Varsity when we lost to Ohio State. It sucked,” he said. “Now — f*cking awesome.” Nieto said he is feeling the best he’s felt about Syracuse basketball in the four years he has attended SU. Luis Calderon, a senior accounting major who was at the same table as Nieto, seemed to like the Orange’s chances at winning its second national championship. “We haven’t went to the Final Four since we won the championship, so I’m pretty stoked,” he said. “I think we have a good shot.” The atmosphere in the restaurant was the most calm when the game started at 4:30 p.m. People leaned forward to get a clearer look at the restaurant’s large projector screen —
A few students took advantage of the good weather after the game and began throwing a football around Walnut Park. One of the students, Liza Posner, said she also watched the game at ZBT. She has two older brothers who attended SU, she said, and was texting them throughout the game. “In the beginning of the game, we weren’t really with it,” said Posner, a sophomore advertising major. “But toward the end, we really got going.” On Comstock Avenue, fraternities also took advantage of both the warmer weather and SU’s win. Students threw footballs and baseballs as others set up beer pong tables on porches. Walking along Comstock after watching the game at Chuck’s Café, Ismail Pathan soaked in the party atmosphere. Wearing an SU jacket signed by former player Kris Joseph and others, Pathan, a senior finance major, said the game was the perfect way to cap his last year at SU. “I live in Connecticut, so I was a little bitter about all my friends getting to see UConn win it two years ago,” he said. “But now, I’m just so excited. This is a great way to close it out.” Outside of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house, Kari Monk, a sophomore communication and rhetorical studies major, said she had never seen people campus more excited. In just the two years Monk has been at SU, the basketball team has played in the Elite Eight, but is now playing in the Final Four and has the chance to go even further, she said. Said Monk: “They just keep getting better and better.” firstname.lastname@example.org @JessicaIannetta
though the broadcast was delayed compared to the one playing on Varsity’s other televisions. In several instances, fans’ reactions to plays were delayed, as well. There was occasional clapping when the Orange made a 3-pointer or drew a foul. But the noise level picked up for a few plays, like a 3 by James Southerland with a little more than two minutes remaining in the game. “It’s a great day,” said Conor Nash, a junior international relations major. “I can’t even express how good I feel.” Nash said he felt good about Syracuse’s chances the entire game, but added that the team has a long road ahead with Michigan in the semifinals. William Chu, a civil engineering major, said he thinks the Orange will go further than the Final Four, but was excited the team made it to the semifinals in his last year at SU. “I’m a senior,” Chu said. “So being able to graduate with us going to Final Four — it’s amazing.” email@example.com @dylan_segelbaum
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emma fierberg | staff photographer FROM LEFT: Cinnamon buns are one of the many options on the menu at the Trailhead Café in the Gateway Center. Charlie Bush, an employee, prepares a cookie for Michael Norman at the cafe.
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o celebrate the grand opening of the Trailhead Café, 380 eager customers filled the open seating area in the Gateway Center. It was quite apparent the opening of the cafe was a long-anticipated event, said Diana Johnson, director of dining services at the Morrisville Auxiliary Corp., which runs the cafe. “It was a lot of fun,” Johnson said. “Everybody was eager and enthusiastic on both sides of the service line.” Soon after the opening on March 18, a group of about eight students and faculty members from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry met with Johnson to give feedback about the cafe from multiple campus perspectives. This Food Advisory Board will meet again on April 2. The Food Advisory Board was formed in February, Johnson said, and had its first meeting March 20. Johnson said she hopes the board can meet every two weeks to ensure the cafe is meeting the wants and needs of ESF students and faculty. “Feedback is always good,” Johnson said. “What aren’t we doing? What would you like to see? How can we work together to bring these
Blazing trails After grand opening of cafe, Food Advisory Board discusses ways to provide more local, organic meal options things forward for you?’ Owen Hunter, a graduate student in environmental resources engineering, is a member of the Food Advisory Board. He became involved with the board after hearing that Johnson and Shannon Richard, the executive director of campus operations for the Morrisville Auxiliary Corp., were looking for students and faculty to provide continuous feedback about the Trailhead’s operations. Hunter said he wanted to help the cafe become a comfortable meeting place for students and faculty. The board has offered suggestions about cafe hours of operation, display items and staffing issues, such as providing an additional cashier to improve the flow of
service, he said. “They are really nice and they are very open to suggestions,” he said. One of the main topics discussed at the meeting was how to provide more local and organic food without scaring away customers with higher prices, Hunter said. There are already many local and organic options available at the cafe, Hunter said, but with more advertising about the sustainable sources of the food, he believes customers will be able to see beyond the dollar signs on the menu and the cafe can expand its sustainable offerings. “I feel that ESF students as a whole would be willing to pay more,” he said. Hunter said one of the strengths of the board
is that it represents the views of many groups on campus. Emily Bielejec, a junior natural history and interpretation major, represents the view of the Green Campus Initiative Group. GCI is a student organization that leads initiatives to encourage ESF students and faculty to live more sustainably. Bielejec said she’s interested in helping the cafe provide more local and sustainable food options in the future, particularly more meat from New York state. The cafe is already a much better option than the Gallery Snack Bar in Marshall Hall, she said. The food is fresher and there are more vegetarian and vegan options, such as fresh herbs from local farms, she added. “The Trailhead Café is actually catering to what a majority of students want to eat,” Bielejec said. “They have clearly done their homework.” Richard, executive director of campus operations for the Morrisville, said the company already supports local and organic products through its five other facilities at Morrisville State College. “We have the same goals in mind,” Richard said, “but each campus has their own culture. I think there is a lot we can learn and gain from each other.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Three cabinet members face investigation, possible disciplinary action By Debbie Truong ENTERPRISE EDITOR
Three Student Association cabinet officials could be disciplined for misconduct, raising the number of ongoing investigations within the organization to four. “We definitely want to make sure all the people who are involved in this are accurately and adequately reprimanded,” said Parliamentarian Ben Jones, adding that he is unsure what form of additional disciplinary action might be taken. “We want everyone to be accountable.” Jones was referring to Chief of Staff PJ Alampi and Cara Johnson, director of the Public Relations Committee. In addition to President Allie Curtis, both Alampi and Johnson were aware an individual who isn’t enrolled as a student, Colin Crowley, served as the organization’s public relations co-director and did not alert other cabinet members. Impeachment proceedings against Curtis are expected to begin Monday. Ivan Rosales-Robles, chair of the Student Life Committee, will also be investigated by the Board of Elections and Membership for his role in alerting a Daily Orange editor to Crowley’s academic status. Rosales-Robles sent an anonymous email to the editor and Curtis, which linked to a screenshot of a website indicating Crowley was not enrolled as a student. Cabinet members said Rosales-Robles admitted to sending the email in Thursday’s emergency cabinet meeting, and he intends on making a public apology. On Saturday, Rosales-Robles said he has taken a leave of absence from the Board of Elections and
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point, Crowley relinquished his administrative duties, and his voting privileges were reassigned to Cara Johnson, who previously served as co-director of the Public Relations Committee in an informal capacity. Thursday’s meeting was called for cabinet members to air grievances about Curtis’ leadership and what they said was an attempt to provide a way for an individual to supersede university regulations. By meeting’s end, the cabinet adopted a resolution calling for Curtis’ resignation by a 7-2 vote. Curtis said she has no intention of stepping down. The motion to accept the resolution was made by Parliamentarian Ben Jones and seconded by Board of Elections and Membership Chair Emily Ballard. Cabinet members who voted in favor of the resolution were: Jones; Ballard; Ivan RosalesRobles, chair of the Student Life Committee; Comptroller Stephen DeSalvo; Jenny Choi, chair of the Academic Affairs Committee; Janine Savage, chair of Student Engagement; and Recorder Belen Crisp. Public Relations Director Johnson and Vice
If two-thirds of the general assembly vote to begin impeachment proceedings, the Judicial Review Board will deliberate on the case with evidence and statements collected by the Board of Elections and Membership committee. The JRB will either rule on the impeachment or send the case back to the general assembly for a final vote, according to the SA Constitution.
Membership so it can proceed with the investigation. “Until any decision is made, I will continue as Chairman for the Committee on Student Life and lead my committee in their efforts to help students,” Rosales-Robles said in an email. Chief of Staff Alampi acknowledged he is being investigated by the board and assumed responsibility for withholding Crowley’s status as a non-matriculated student from cabinet members. Though he conceded he could have been more forceful in insisting Crowley step down, Alampi distanced himself from Curtis and said it was ultimately the president who permitted a non-matriculated student to continue serving in the organization. Alampi said he told Curtis on at least three occasions that Crowley needed to resign. “I felt that I could fight her harder on the Colin situation,” Alampi said. “But when it comes down to it, it was her decision.” Reached Saturday, Johnson said she hadn’t been notified about an investigation into her conduct. Alampi, who plans on issuing a public apology when the general assembly convenes Monday, said he expects the board will impose sanctions on his conduct, though he doesn’t believe his actions merit impeachment. “I was an adviser and I was aware and I take responsibility,” Alampi said of his role as chief of staff. When Emily Ballard, chair of the Board of Elections and Membership, became aware of Crowley’s academic standing last week, she told Alampi and Curtis they needed to call
President Duane Ford voted against the resolution. Neither Curtis nor Alampi had a vote. If two-thirds of the general assembly vote to impeach Curtis, the Judicial Review Board will deliberate on the case with evidence and statements collected by the Board of Elections and Membership committee. The Judicial Review Board will either rule on the impeachment or send the case back to the general assembly for a final vote, according to the SA Constitution. If Curtis is impeached, a new president would either be chosen from among the cabinet’s voting members to serve the remainder of the term, or the Board of Elections and Membership would conduct a campus-wide election. While discussing structural changes to SA at a March 24 cabinet meeting, Curtis proposed the creation of the non-voting position of a press secretary, separate from the public relations director. Jones said the suggestion was framed as any other motion but, in actuality, was an attempt by Curtis to allow Crowley to continue his role in SA, though she was aware he was on a leave of absence from the university. “At the time that we were voting on this, a majority of cabinet was not aware of Colin’s status,” Jones said. “She knew that she had ulterior motives for this. And she knew that we didn’t know and she was taking advantage of our ignorance.” Ballard approached Curtis and Alampi after learning of Crowley’s status as a non-student last week. Heading into Sunday’s cabinet meeting, Ballard said, she was under the impression the three needed to ask for Crowley’s resignation. When Curtis instead proposed the position of press secretary, Ballard realized that wasn’t the case. “PJ and I had to pull Allie out of the executive session to tell her that would not follow our guidelines, and that would be doing the same
for Crowley’s resignation. Instead of calling for his resignation, Curtis suggested Crowley transition into a new position as press secretary at a March 24 cabinet meeting. At that point, Ballard and Alampi said, they pulled Curtis from the executive meeting and informed her that transitioning Crowley would still violate university regulations. Ballard confirmed Alampi asked for Crowley’s resignation. Entering the same March 24 cabinet meeting, Curtis said she was under the impression, after meeting with Ballard and Alampi, the three would ask Crowley to formally relinquish his role as public relations director and have him work in an informal role as press secretary. Under university guidelines, an organization can allow community members and non-students to serve as associate members who act as a liaison, if the organization’s constitution permits. Crowley had transferred his voting power and other administrative duties to Cara Johnson early in the semester. Curtis wanted to put the position of press secretary to a vote, but she was told voting on the position would make it an official cabinet position, which is not permitted by university regulations. Curtis wasn’t aware of this and said this is likely from where the miscommunication stemmed. The resolution requesting Curtis’ resignation, which was passed by a 7-2 cabinet vote, stated, “Curtis continuously misled this Cabinet and knowingly made false statements of her intentions in order to prevent that fact from becoming public, including
svitlana lymar | staff photographer ALLIE CURTIS, Student Association president, says she has no plans to leave her position. Cabinet members plan to begin impeachment proceedings on Monday. thing that’s already been done by letting him stay in this position,” Ballard said. Jones said it became apparent at Thursday’s emergency cabinet meeting that Curtis was not receptive to their criticism. At that point, Jones motioned to vote on the resolution calling for Curtis’ resignation. But Ford said he believed Jones headed into
but not limited to proposing a new office in this Cabinet.” Curtis denies having any ulterior motives for proposing the press secretary position. Hours after Curtis was asked to resign Thursday, she asked the student body to bear in mind she did not act alone in allowing Crowley to continue serving on the cabinet. Curtis defended her decision and said she was acting in sensitivity to Crowley, as he was unable to enroll in classes due to finances. “I believe I was very generous in doing so,” she said. “It may hurt me, but I’m going to stand by that.” Vice President Duane Ford said he doesn’t believe anyone should be subject to impeachment, but if Curtis is impeached, other cabinet members should likewise be reprimanded. “If you fully believe this is a necessary course of action, then it needs to be necessary for Allie, for PJ, for Cara and for Ivan,” Ford said. “Throughout all of this, I don’t believe anyone needs to go because I believe all of them do a great job. “To cut some of our strongest members and to cut half of our cabinet is ridiculous to me,” Ford added. Ballard, chair of the Board of Elections and Membership, said the only office that faces additional work in light of the investigations will be the board, whose duty is to look into any possible misconduct. “In light of fairness,” Ballard said, “we are looking into anything that may need reprimanding equally and fairly.” email@example.com @debbietruong
Thursday’s meeting with the intention of calling for Curtis’ resignation. “The resolution was already pre-drafted by Ben Jones, our parliamentarian,” Ford said. “He brought it with him to the meeting, so that was the goal from the very beginning.” Ford said the meeting was emotionally charged and tense, with cabinet members raising their voices and blasting Curtis for her decisions. “It was very much the majority of cabinet members bashing, yelling at, accusing and attacking Allie and her leadership abilities and her decision-making,” Ford said. Though Ford said he disagrees with Curtis and Alampi’s decision to allow Crowley to continue serving as co-director of public relations, he said he believes invoking impeachment would be counterproductive to SA’s goal of serving the university’s students. When reached for comment early Friday morning, Curtis called the resolution’s language harsh and said she stands by her decision to allow Crowley to continue as public relations co-director. Curtis said she has faced opposition from within her own cabinet since she was elected into office, a result of choosing qualified members for the positions and not those with whom she gets along. Curtis said she has no intention of resigning as president and is working with the Office of Student Activities to review whether the passage of the resolution followed procedure. She reiterated she never intended to harm SA. “I never wanted this to affect the way we operate and bring down our cabinet and this organization,” Curtis said. “Never would I have imagined in a million years that this would be the way things would go for me.” firstname.lastname@example.org @debbietruong
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As Board of Elections and Membership chair, Ballard will lead the investigation into the actions of Curtis and three additional SA members: Public Relations Director Cara Johnson, Chief of Staff PJ Alampi and Ivan Rosales-Robles, chair of the Student Life Committee.
Ben Jones, parliamentarian
Jones made the motion to accept the resolution passed in an emergency cabinet meeting Thursday night that asked Curtis to resign. Jones said he motioned to vote on the resolution when it became apparent Curtis was not reacting well to the grievances he and other cabinet members aired.
Allie Curtis, president
Curtis is under investigation and has been
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crossover appeal for fans of other genres.” Benini also said Block Party’s opener will add diversity to the concert bill.
“She really encompasses the day. It’s going to be a spectacle.” Kelly Benini
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Phi Gamma Delta, known as FIJI, signed a three-year lease, said Erich Grundman, former president of SU’s FIJI chapter. Negotiations to renew Sammy’s lease began last fall, Gorski said. Although the Zeta Psi fraternity gave Sammy favorable conditions to maintain the lease, he said, the package offered by FIJI was better in the long-term interest of the property. “It was a difficult decision for both parties,” Gorski said. “We had been working together for some time. Whenever you have a long-term relationship with a party on a commercial basis, it’s always a challenge.” Zeta Psi has owned the house since the late 1800s, Gorski said. Since renting to Sammy in 2007, Zeta Psi has always been clear of its intentions to bring the fraternity back to campus. The current lease between Sammy and Zeta Psi was a “unique operation.” The Zeta
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asked by her cabinet to resign for failing to make cabinet members aware of former Public Relations Director Colin Crowley’s status as a non-student, and for failing to ask for Crowley’s resignation. Instead, Curtis proposed a new office “for the purpose of providing that officer a potential way to skirt university regulations,” according to the resolution. Cabinet members also complained of her leadership and lack of transparency.
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Alampi was also made aware that Crowley was not enrolled in classes, but did not share this information with other cabinet members. Alampi said he told Curtis at least three times that she must ask for Crowley’s resignation, but later said he should have put more pressure on Curtis. He plans to publicly
“It’s not just going to be a straight pop show,” she said. An online-only student ticket presale will begin Tuesday at 10 a.m., and tickets cost $15 for students. Full-time Syracuse University and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry students will be emailed a direct link and instructions for purchasing tickets on Monday. A limited number of student tickets will be made available at the Schine Box Office starting at noon on Friday. Ticket sales for the general public start Friday at 10 a.m., both online and at the Dome Box Office. General admission tickets start at $40.
Psi fraternity was looking to establish a more traditional landlord-tenant relationship, he said. Grundman, FIJI’s former president, said chapter alumni “did most of the legwork” and that current FIJI brothers and SU’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs were not involved in the negotiations. The 26 FIJI brothers currently reside in an off-campus house, located at 726 Ostrom Ave., he said. The president of the SU Sammy chapter declined to comment and the fraternity’s national headquarters could not be reached for comment. “We’re excited about moving forward,” said Gorski, Zeta Psi’s SU alumni president. “We’re sorry that the relationship with Sammy will change, but I think everyone will be in a good place.” Follow The Daily Orange for updates as this story develops. email@example.com @MerNewman93
Johnson was also aware of Crowley’s non-student status, but did not share this information with other cabinet members. Johnson and Crowley formerly co-directed the public relations committee. When Crowley’s status as a non-student was discovered, his voting powers and administrative duties were transferred to Johnson.
Ivan Rosales-Robles, chair of the Student Life Committee
Rosales-Robles is under investigation for sending an anonymous email to a Daily Orange editor and Curtis regarding Crowley’s enrollment status. He admitted he sent the email during Thursday’s emergency cabinet meeting and plans to make a public apology.
Colin Crowley, former public relations director
Crowley, a former columnist for The D.O., resigned as public relations director last Sunday. He informed Curtis, Alampi and Johnson within the first few weeks of the
Benini said between a new show on MTV and the success of her latest album, “Warrior,” Ke$ha’s popularity is at an all-time high. The longtime Dr. Luke collaborator has notched two top-10 charting albums since debuting with her freshman album “Animal” in 2010. Ke$ha’s Block Party performance comes a few weeks before a co-headlining North American tour with rapper Pitbull, and Benini anticipates a big show from the songstress. Said Benini: “She really encompasses the day. It’s going to be a spectacle.”
semester that he was on a leave of absence from the university and thus not enrolled in classes. However, he continued to serve in his position, though his voting powers were transferred to Johnson. During a March 24 cabinet meeting, Curtis suggested Crowley assume the new position of press secretary. That same day, Crowley resigned from his position as public relations co-director.
During Thursday’s emergency cabinet meeting, cabinet members voted to pass the resolution asking for Curtis’ resignation. Seven cabinet members voted in favor of passing the resolution and two voted against it. Those who voted in favor were Jones; Ballard; Rosales-Robles; Comptroller Stephen DeSalvo; Jenny Choi, chair of the Academic Affairs Committee; Janine Savage, chair of the Student Engagement Committee; and Recorder Belen Crisp. Those who voted against the resolution were Johnson and Vice President Duane Ford. Neither Alampi nor Curtis had a vote. Alampi did not have a vote because the chief of staff is a non-voting member of the cabinet.
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lacrosse team, and Bridget Daley, a senior midfielder on the women’s lacrosse team and passenger in the car, were not injured, Bulinski said. Susan Mehringer and Mike Morrison, both assistant directors of athletic communications, said they had not heard about the accident and had no further details about the conditions of the athletes.
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for all students, or until SU’s allotment is gone. There are also several travel packages for the game available. Syracuse advanced to the Final Four on Saturday after defeating Marquette 55-39 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The Orange will face Michigan in Atlanta next Saturday. The student ticket packages include tickets to the semifinal games and the championship game. Students who buy the tickets will have to bring their SU or State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry IDs, as well as the credit card they used to buy the tickets to the Georgia Dome for verification. The name on the ID and credit card must match, according to the email. The tickets cannot be used by anyone except the student who bought them. Travel packages will be sold exclusively
through Anthony Travel on www.AnthonyTravel.com or via phone at (855) 665-3290. The packages include items such as hotel accommodations, tickets to the two Final Four games and the championship game, and shuttle service. Ticket packages have already gone on sale to SU trustees, premium athletic donors and regular-season ticket-holders and athletic donors of $125-$4,999. Ticket packages go on sale to the general public Monday at 10 a.m. If any tickets remain after they go on sale to the public then, they will be available for purchase with no hotel requirement at the Carrier Dome Box Office and on SU Athletics’ website on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The public is limited to buying two ticket packages per account — which includes one hotel room for a four-night minimum. Prices for the air travel package range from $1,709-$3,499. For land travel packages, the price is between $799-$2,589, according to Anthony Travel’s website.
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‘Game of Thrones’ trivia night features new ale By Dylan Sorensen STAFF WRITER
Brewery Ommegang has challenged everyone to seize the throne with the release of its “Game of Thrones”-inspired Iron Throne Blonde Ale. So, to properly prepare for the tasting, I suited up for battle with Syracuse Club Ultimate Team Scooby Doom for some action in Rochester and won every game
before cheering on the Orange watching a television that used the Instagram comically fuzzy-80s-live-television filter. Flushed with victory, I headed to the Beer Belly Deli and Pub for the launch party. I’ve never been to Westeros, but its iron must be more comfortable than our Iron Thrones would be, because there is no bite in this beer. This luxurious summer ale reflects
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the blonde hair of the despicable King Joffrey. Just like Joffrey, Iron Throne would be defeated in one-on-one combat with young wolf Robb Stark. The good news: All of that is irrelevant because this beer is freaking delicious. If you’re a beer drinker, you’ll appreciate the craftsmanship that went into the recipe. You’ll find familiar elements from your favorite summer seals, like grains of paradise and lemon zest. Budding beer snobs might be turned off by the low hop content, but this increases its appeal to non-beer drinkers. Those same snobs might want to think about keeping an Iron Throne around for when you invite that cute girl on Ostrom Avenue to come over and watch the season finale. The general consensus of everyone I talked to was that Iron Throne could be a gateway to harder stuff. This is an accessible 6.5-percent alcohol by volume beer that’s refreshing the whole way down and won’t fill you up. The numbers back it up, too. A certain fanatically beloved regional grocery chain sold 58 cases of Iron Throne in its first week of limited release. The light body and refreshing taste are two great qualities for both day-drinking and having more than one. We were lucky enough to be at Beer Belly’s, where they kept our glasses full. Not only does Iron Throne taste great, just looking at the special “Game of Thrones” glasses that the beer is served in invites you to take another sip. I spoke with two alumni, and they described the beer as being pretty light but not too spicy. I asked if they could identify any of the spices and they determined it was more of a Baby-Ginger mix than the typical Posh
or harsher Scary. They’re also pulling for the Starks because they know winter is always coming in Syracuse. Ommegang was not messing around with the trivia. Some of the questions were insane. That said, my brain trust consisting of the Scooby Doom seniors triumphed. Cersei told Ned Stark that in the game of thrones, you win or you die. The Orange basketball team’s victory created such elation that the atmosphere was not even affected — other than the mess. I talked to two trivia participants in between rounds, and they brought up a valid concern with Iron Throne. You have to pay for quality, and this beer is not cheap. Beer Belly was selling pints for $6, and a 25-ounce bottle is about $9 at Wegmans. The expense caused the participants to lower an otherwise-stellar beer to a B-rating. Still, they are big Ommegang fans and hold them to a deservedly high standard. All things considered, Iron Throne is a beer for special occasions. You’re probably only going to have one, but you’re going to be ready for more when you’re done. While it might stretch your budget, you’re drinking a higherquality beer than you’re used to. Pair this up with a few other summer beers — as long as you steer clear from the Leinenkugel Shandys — and you’re in for a great night. If you’re looking for something to do while you drink it, check out some of my “Game of Thrones” drinking game suggestions from last Wednesday. If you want more information on the beer or any other Ommegang products, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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app will “listen” to the sound waves of the song. Then, it will show the artist and title of the song by the process of “tagging” the song. Tagging only works for songs that are being played on the radio or from a music device, though. So, if your uncle is doing a rendition of “Free Bird,” the app will not pick up on that. And if the song’s volume is too low, or other songs are playing at the same time, the app won’t be able to recognize the song. Not only can the app recognize songs, but for every song that is tagged, it is catalogued in the app, and you will have a list of songs to which you’ve already listened. Shazam is a heavily interactive app, not just with music, but also with television shows and sports, as well. Push the button and the app will be able to pick up what you’re watching on television. For sports, you’ll be filled in on different stats about games and players. So, the next time you hear that unknown song in a store, tag it with Shazam. Maybe it’ll be a band in the lineup for your next concert.
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Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Burning Man, Governor’s Ball and Sasquatch. It’s the season of festival announcements, and lineups are being finalized and publicized left and right. Not to mention, SU’s very own Block Party is right around the corner. What’s one to do with so much music? Tag it. That’s what users can do with the music they listen to with the Shazam application. Shazam was created by Shazam Entertainment Ltd. This app is popular for music enthusiasts and curious listeners alike. If you don’t have it, it wouldn’t hurt to follow the trend in this case, because if you’re looking to widen your knowledge of music, this app will do just that. Plus, Shazam allows you to avoid various awkward situations. Say you’re walking through a store and hear a great song being played as you peruse through various assortments of pants. You don’t know what the song is, though, and you’re too nervous or shy to go to the cashier and see if they can figure out what it is. All you have to do is push a button and the
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Social symbolism Students join in national social media movement, turn to Facebook to show support of marriage equality
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he latest social media trend is causing the nation to see red — literally. On March 26, the day the U.S. Supreme Court hearings on the historical court cases of same-sex marriage began, social media enthusiasts across the United States virtually banded together by changing their Facebook profile pictures to the Human Rights Campaign symbol: a red equal sign. “I remember, I woke up and I went on Facebook and saw all these red equal signs, and I was like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, what is happening?’” said Raul Ramos, a sophomore advertising major. “My whole Facebook feed was equal signs everywhere.” Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard the initial arguments of two human rights court cases: Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Proposition 8 is a California state constitutional amendment that was passed in 2008 restricting same-sex marriage.
DOMA, signed into law in 1996, recognizes that only traditional, opposite-sex marriage is legally eligible for marriage benefits, including Social Security and insurance benefits. After learning the significance of the social media movement, Ramos, who identifies as gay and is the public relations director of Pride Union, immediately joined his peers and changed his Facebook profile picture to a red equal sign, signifying he supports equal marriage rights for all citizens, including those who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. However, 20 minutes later, he changed his profile picture again, this time to a “greater than” mathematical symbol, a sign he believes holds a more substantial meaning for the rights of the LGBTQ community. “To me, the equal sign that is supported by the Equal Rights Campaign sort of signifies that once we get marriage equality, there’s nothing else to fight for,” Ramos said. “And that’s not necessarily the case.”
Marriage equality is currently at the forefront of a number of issues the LGBTQ community is fighting for while pushing for attaining equal rights for people who identify as straight, Ramos said. Other issues include job discrimination and health insurance. As those in the Supreme Court debate on marriage equality, which gained momentum in the days after its initial media spotlight, Facebook users’ participation in the social media movement remained constant, but with an added twist. Facebook profilers began altering the symbol, almost as if in competition to see who could come up with the cleverest adaptation. The two bars of the equal sign have been changed into strips of bacon, unicorns, dog bones, mustaches and pairs of pants. Other variations show Sesame Street muppets Bert and Ernie, rumored to be gay, smiling and waving in front of the original symbol. One Facebook user even changed his profile picture to
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ot many games can survive six years of development. Most AAA shooters top out at about three years, and even they are often victims of their own over-blown hype. These risks rise even more when following a game as beloved as “BioShock.” There’s no way this could turn out well, right? “Infinite” opens in 1912, when former soldier Booker DeWitt is brought to an empty lighthouse off of the coast of Maine. Booker (the player) knows only that he must find a girl named Elizabeth and bring her to New York. At the top of the lighthouse, he stumbles into a small rocket that launches him through the clouds to a floating city called Columbia. The citizens of Columbia worship America’s Founding Fathers and the city’s founder, selfproclaimed prophet Zachary Comstock. As it happens, Elizabeth is Comstock’s daughter, and Booker’s goal will pit him against every angry zealot in the clouds. After being branded a “false shepherd,” Booker finds Elizabeth, who uses her dimension-hopping powers to help fight their way out of the city. As you can probably already tell, there’s a lot going on in “Infinite.” The game bets big on its mystery, and new questions are
constantly dropped on the player. When you first hear a barbershop quartet singing “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys, it’s like the polar bear moment from “Lost” — you’re in or you’re out. Luckily, the game does a great job of building the world, giving you plenty of down time to explore Columbia’s patriotic sky-utopia. Like in the first “BioShock,” the world’s backstory is — sometimes literally — written on the walls, and scattered audio diaries give even the most villainous characters a tragic bent. Also like the first game, “Infinite” has plenty to say. It trades the philosophy of Ayn Rand for commentary on jingoism, religion and even racism. Though its stance may be simplistic and a bit heavy-handed, it’s the first time I’ve seen such issues tackled head-on in a video game. It’s also impressive how hard it works to explain its science fiction. The mystery of Elizabeth’s powers is linked to the city itself in a way that sounds just complex enough to be plausible. The best part of all of these strange and disparate pieces is that they’re more than just set dressing. While Elizabeth’s ability to open “tears” into other worlds is one of the story’s major mysteries, she also uses the power quite effectively in combat.
Third ‘BioShock’ installment soars above expectations In each area, you’ll find a number of fuzzy, half-real features that Elizabeth can bring into this world for use in battle. With her help, you’ll call in more cover from which to shoot, health packs and weapons to pick up, and even mechanical sidekicks to draw fire away from you. Many of the larger battles involve skylines and a rail system you can use to get the advantage on opponents. Jumping from rail to rail only takes one button, and the sense of speed is very satisfying. “Vigors” are the new stand-ins for the original plasmids of “BioShock.” You’ll still find old favorites, like the ability to shoot electricity. Out of the new ones, some of my favorites were Murder of Crows, which lets you send crows to distract and devour your enemies, and Return to Sender, which lets you absorb incoming bullets and hurl them back in a ball of energy. Every vigor is useful, and by the end, I was just as likely to use my new powers as the early ones. “BioShock: Infinite” is something completely new and yet perfectly familiar. It’s bigger, faster and deeper than the original, while still making all of its old tricks work. If you want a thrilling, mind-bending adventure that’s well-built on every level, just look to the sky. email@example.com
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y closet is filled with Céline, Givenchy and Diane von Furstenberg. OK, not really. For most college students, snagging these coveted designer items is impossible. But with just a trip to the mall, I can get a pretty convincing designer knockoff at stores like Forever 21, H&M and Zara. This is known in the industry as “fast fashion,” and has become a controversial subject for retailers and shoppers. America is known for the over-consumption of food, fossil fuels and stuff in general. Americans purchase nearly 20 billion garments per year, according to Elizabeth Cline, author of “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Fast Fashion.” Cline, who graduated with a political philosophy degree from Syracuse University, wrote about the environmental and human rights consequences of buying cheap clothes. Manufacturing in low-wage countries like China means these products are made of cheap, synthetic materials and by makeshift manufacturing processes. The fashion wave of stores like H&M and Forever 21 give mas-
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a layered slice of red velvet cake with frosting in the middle. Still others kept the original red equal sign as their profile picture to exemplify continued support of marriage equality. What started as a simple gesture of support for the cause turned into much more, and snowballed into a phenomenon. Facebook released statistics that show a dramatic jump in users who changed their profile pictures in the days after the Supreme Court began hearings for marriage equality, according to a March 29 article by The Huffington Post. The article states, “2.7 million more people changed their profile pictures on Tuesday, March 26, compared to the previous Tuesday.” Although Facebook cannot pinpoint what
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sive orders to third-world factories that are not equipped to produce them. The Guardian columnist Lucy Siegle said, “Third-world firms will never tell Western retail superpowers that an order is too difficult, so workers simply must finish it.” Americans also throw away an average of 10 pounds of clothes per person, per year. Even I can attest that I’ve thrown out many cheap dresses from Forever 21. Simon Collins, the dean of fashion at Parsons The New School for Design, said, “You see some products and it’s just garbage. It’s just crap, and you sort of fold it up and you think, yeah, you’re going to wear it Saturday night to your party —
and then it’s literally going to fall apart.” The way we shop has changed with fast fashion. We’re more impulsive with lower prices and we buy things we don’t need, then consequently throw them away after a few wears. I know the familiar rush of finding a good deal, and today, it’s easier than ever. Buying 10 items of clothing from Forever 21 for about $90 isn’t unheard of. The turnover at thrift stores is just as fast as stores like Zara, but the terrible quality of these fast-fashion clothes are filling Goodwill and the Salvation Army with items that are “unwearable.” Pretty soon, real designer vintage finds are going to be rare. There are some retailers that are adopting the “buy less, buy better” ethos, such as Everlane. The San Francisco-based e-retailer is based on the notion that by sourcing straight from the manufacturer and avoiding the overhead cost that comes with having a physical store, it can sell quality items for less than luxury retailers. But if everyone cuts fast fashion out of their spending completely, will factory workers get better conditions? Or will they just
lose their jobs altogether? Obviously, many people don’t have a choice when it comes to buying designer versus cheap knockoffs. With a small or nonexistent paycheck every week, many Americans don’t have the expendable income to buy well-made products. What you can do to stop buying fast fashion in bulk and still save money is simple: Shop less. Get your boots re-soled instead of buying new ones when they wear down. Buy secondhand clothes. Repurpose your clothes with doit-yourself projects. And don’t throw out your perfectly wearable clothes, donate them. With what I’ve learned from the anti-fastfashion movement, I can say I’ll try to save my money for higher-quality items that will last longer. I’ll buy my basics from more upscale stores like J.Crew and Nordstrom, and only buy what I need. The Céline knockoff bag in my closet may have only been $50, but the cost for the factory workers and environment is much higher.
exactly the millions of new profile pictures looked like, The Huffington Post wrote, “the red equal sign was driving the bump” in the sharp increase in data. But not all same-sex marriage supporters participated in the social media movement. Some failed to see a point in doing so because a simple gesture made on Facebook isn’t going to sway the Supreme Court’s ultimate decision. Though graduate public relations student Deanna Payson said in an email, “Showing your support is important regardless.” As founder and co-chair of “Life Gets Better Together,” an annual conference held on campus to advocate for embracing LGBTQ youth in the Syracuse community, Payson said she is constantly looking for ways to help end LGBTQbased hatred and bullying. Changing her profile picture to the red equal sign was the newest way to support the cause. Payson, who identifies as straight and is
engaged to be married in June, said she wants everyone to experience the happiness that comes with marriage, regardless of whether a person identifies as straight or within the LGBTQ spectrum. “Some argue that calling it ‘marriage’ goes against the traditional/religious definition of the word, but I argue that ‘marriage’ has been branded to mean a long-term commitment by two people to walk through life together,” she said. Regardless if the Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, Ramos said he is glad the Proposition 8 and DOMA court cases are drawing so much attention from the media, and is also happy about the social media movement. But he does not want people to jump on the bandwagon without fully understanding what it means. For example, just because someone’s best friend is gay, they automatically support gay marriage.
“Do they really understand what they’re supporting and do they really understand my struggle and what the queer struggle is all about?” Ramos said. He believes it is important to incorporate more education about the LGBTQ community in the classroom setting, and not only in LGBTQ and women and gender studies classes. Despite this, Ramos said he appreciates his friends changing their Facebook profile pictures to red equal signs. Said Ramos: “It was something that felt very empowering to know that people were supportive of marriage equality, and I felt supported because of that. There were even people who I didn’t expect to support marriage equality to change their profile picture. I was like ‘Wow, props to you, I did not think you were like that, but thank you.’”
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Allison Mariotti is a senior magazine journalism major. She has too many shoes to count, but could always use another pair. Her fashion column appears every Monday in Pulp. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FOUR HISTORY By Trevor Hass ASST. COPY EDITOR
Syracuse qualified for its fifth Final Four in program history on Saturday. The Orange’s suffocating defense carried it to a 55-39 win over Marquette at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Here’s a look back at Syracuse’s four previous Final Four teams from the 1975, 1987, 1996 and 2003 seasons.
1975 Syracuse was the Cinderella story of 1975. The Orangemen snuck into the NCAA Tournament after a disappointing 20-7 campaign. SU head coach Roy Danforth was concerned his team wouldn’t even make the National Invitation Tournament. But the Orangemen regrouped and won the Eastern Collegiate Athletic tournament to earn an automatic bid to the Big Dance. Syracuse 87, La Salle 83 Against La Salle, Rudy Hackett propelled SU to a win. The game went down to the wire, and Hackett’s clutch free throws gave the Orangemen the lead in overtime. They never looked back and advanced to play favored North Carolina. Syracuse 78, North Carolina 76 Hackett dominated for Syracuse all year, leading the team with 22.2 points and 12.7 rebounds per game while shooting 58.1 percent from the floor. UNC’s swarming defense on Hackett worked flawlessly, but other players stepped up for Syracuse. Jimmy Lee hit a big-time 18-footer to give Syracuse the lead with five seconds to go, and SU held on for the victory. Syracuse 95, Kansas State 87 Hackett bounced back from his ice-cold performance against UNC with a sensational effort against the Wildcats. His layup at the end of regulation sent the game into overtime, and the Orangemen came away with a win in the extra period. Kentucky 95, Syracuse 79 No. 2 Kentucky was just too much for Syracuse to handle. The Orangemen’s improbable run came to a gruesome end as the Wildcats manhandled SU and dominated the glass en route to victory. Kentucky went on to make the national championship game before losing to UCLA at the tail end of the Bruins’ dynasty.
1987 Syracuse had five players average doubledigit scoring, including leading scorer Sherman Douglas, freshman phenomenon Derrick Coleman and savvy senior Howard Triche. The Orangemen finished 12-4 in conference play and won the Big East regularseason title. They lost to Georgetown in the conference tournament finale. Syracuse 79, Georgia Southern 73 The Orangemen avoided what would have been one of the most shocking upsets of the tournament that year, fending off a pesky Georgia Southern squad by just six points. Syracuse 104, Western Kentucky 86 SU knew it had to play better than it did against Georgia Southern to prevail against Western Kentucky. And it did, dropping a whopping 104 points on the Hilltoppers and advancing to the regional semifinal. Four Syracuse players scored more than 20 points as the Orangemen piled it on WKU.
Syracuse 87, Florida 81 Rony Seikaly finished with 33 points on 14-of20 shooting, lifting the Orangemen to a sixpoint win over Florida. Seikaly shot 56.8 percent from the floor during the season – tops on the team – and his efficiency against the Gators paved the way for a Syracuse win.
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Syracuse 79, North Carolina 75 Seikaly put together another dominant performance, scoring 26 points and snagging 11 rebounds. Coleman collected 14 rebounds as the Orangemen advanced to the second Final Four in school history. Syracuse 77, Providence 63 Syracuse established itself early and often, outrebounding the Friars 53-35. Douglas, Triche and Coleman all corralled more than 10 rebounds, vaulting the Orangemen to the national championship game. Indiana 74, Syracuse 73 In a game that haunted Syracuse fans until 2003, Keith Smart’s baseline jumper sunk the Orangemen’s hopes of bringing the school its first national championship. Syracuse was seconds away from capturing the title, but Smart’s shot put its championship aspirations on hold.
1996 The Orangemen finished the season 29-9 and earned a No. 4 seed, thanks in large part to superstar John Wallace. He averaged 22.2 points and 8.7 rebounds, carrying Syracuse all the way to the championship game. Syracuse 88, Montana State 55 The game was lopsided from the opening tip, as the Orangemen got out to a huge lead and never looked back, blowing out the Bobcats by 33 points in the opening round. Syracuse 69, Drexel 58 Syracuse struggled mightily in the first half. The score was tied at 24 and the Orangemen seemed out of whack. Then, everything started to click for Syracuse, as Lazarus Sims caught fire and carried the team to a win. Syracuse 83, Georgia 81 Georgia embarked on a 20-3 run in the second half. Wallace was in foul trouble, the Orangemen were down 10. Coach Jim Boeheim gambled and put Wallace back into the game. Wallace and Sims sparked a surge for Syracuse, and a Jason Cipolla jump shot as time expired forced overtime. In overtime, Wallace hit a desperation 3-pointer to win the game for the Orangemen. Syracuse 60, Kansas 57 Despite No. 2-seed Kansas’ talented roster – the Jayhawks boasted future NBA players Paul Pierce and Raef LaFrentz – Syracuse emerged victorious. The game was close down the stretch, but the Orangemen thwarted a Jayhawk comeback to advance to the Final Four. Syracuse 77, Mississippi State 69 Mississippi State big man Erick Dampier had dominated the paint all season long. Syracuse placed emphasis on stopping him inside, but the Bulldogs responded by collectively outrebounding the Orangemen 41-21. Syracuse forced 21 turnovers and shot an efficient 83 percent from the free-throw line. Kentucky 76, Syracuse 67 Wallace and Todd Burgan combined for 48 of Syracuse’s 67 points, keeping the Orangemen in the game. Despite shooting 50 percent from
the floor as a team, Syracuse’s lack of depth proved to be a problem. Wallace and Burgan both fouled out and No. 1-seed Kentucky, the favorite all season, won the national championship.
2003 Carried by Carmelo Anthony, Gerry McNamara and Hakim Warrick, Syracuse finally won the national championship it had coveted for so long. The team started the season unranked, but ended up cutting down the nets in New Orleans. Syracuse 76, Manhattan 65 The No. 3-seed Orangemen held just a fourpoint lead at halftime as the scrappy Jaspers hung around. But Syracuse pulled away in the second half, thanks in large part to a strong performance from Anthony, who finished with a team-high 17 points and nine rebounds. Syracuse 68, Oklahoma State 56 Freshman Billy Edelin caught fire, contributing 20 points off of the bench for Syracuse. The Orangemen limited the Cowboys to 35-percent shooting and came back from a 17-point deficit. Syracuse 79, Auburn 78 Warrick and Anthony combined for 33 points as Syracuse held on for the win. Marquis Daniels dropped 27 points on 12-of-21 shooting for the Tigers. Auburn drained four 3s in the final 1:20, but its faint comeback hopes fizzled in the final seconds when Josh Pace dunked the ball to seal the win.
daily orange file photos Syracuse 63, Oklahoma 47 Anthony dropped 20 points, earning the region’s Most Outstanding Player award. No. 1-seed Oklahoma shot just 17.9 percent from 3 and couldn’t generate good looks against the Orangemen’s zone. Syracuse held a doubledigit lead throughout the entire second half. Syracuse 95, Texas 84 Anthony scored Syracuse’s first 11 points of the second half, outplaying Texas’ fiery guard T.J. Ford, who scored 12 points and dished out 13 assists. Syracuse closed the game on a 10-3 run in the final 1:08, earning a trip to the NCAA championship game for the third time in school history. Syracuse 81, Kansas 78 Warrick’s iconic, legendary block with two seconds left sent Syracuse players and fans into a frenzy as the Orangemen picked up their first national championship in school history. Boeheim captured his first title and solidified his spot as one of the elite coaches in college basketball history. email@example.com @TrevorHass
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CLOCKWORK ORANGE: SU’s 2nd quarter makes quick work of Canisius By David Wilson ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
The blowout had already been set in motion. Syracuse entered the second quarter already SYRACUSE 17 holding a four-goal lead. But in the blink of an eye, CANISIUS 5 any remaining hope for Canisius vanished. The No. 9 Orange (6-2, 2-1 Big East) scored four goals from the 11:43 mark to the 7:42 mark of the second quarter to jump-start a seven-goal frame and propel SU to a 17-5 blowout victory over the Griffins (1-7, 1-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic) on Friday in front of 2,209 in the Carrier Dome — the program’s 200th win in the building. Less than halfway through the second quarter, the game was already decided. “When a team comes in, you want to jump on them early and put any hope they have out early,” Syracuse attack Kevin Rice said. After a pair of goals from midfielder Scott Loy paced the Orange in the first quarter en route to a 5-1 lead, Derek Maltz started things off in the second with a quick-stick goal off of a feed from Rice behind the net to stretch SU’s lead to 6-1. Canisius held Syracuse scoreless for the next two minutes, but then the Orange exploded for three goals in less than two minutes. Rice set up on the left wing and cut to the middle before spinning back toward the goal line to score with 9:33 remaining. Less than a minute later, Ryan Barber charged down the left side of the field and bounced a shot off of the far post and in. Matt Walters capped the run another minute later with a halfshot from 10 yards out that found the back of the net. In a matter of minutes, any hope the Griffins had of coming back had been extinguished. “We were pretty efficient. We ran well, we moved well,” SU head coach John Desko said. “I think we were shooting about 50 percent going in at halftime, so I think any coach that shoots 50 percent is pretty happy with how the guys are shooting.” By the break, Syracuse had built a 12-1 lead and made Canisius look perhaps even worse than its 1-7 record suggested. The second half was merely a formality. Though the final 30 minutes began with the Orange executing its system and Maltz scoring a hat trick in the third quarter
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ance in his 37 years at the helm. In just the last four years he’s shared with Triche and Southerland, Boeheim has been through more adversity and heartbreak than at any point in his career. Off of the court, the program had to overcome multiple firestorms – from the sexual abuse allegations against former associate head coach Bernie Fine, to looming NCAA investigations and academic eligibility issues in each of the last two seasons, to relentless inquiries about his plans for retirement. On the court, Syracuse saw a pair of dream seasons as No. 1 seeds end prematurely in the postseason – both leaving the Orange thinking about the possibilities after Arinze Onuaku missed the 2010 tournament due to injury and Fab Melo sat out last year’s due to academic ineligibility. Boeheim overcame it all, culminating with the satisfying victory to return to the game’s
spencer bodian | staff photographer KEVIN RICE and the No. 9 Orange pulverized Canisius 17-5 on Friday night. The game was over by the second quarter, as Syracuse got out to a 5-1 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Rice finished with three goals and three assists in the blowout. alone because of it, the offensive f luidity quickly gave way to patience. On two separate stall warnings, SU simply laid the ball down when the 30 seconds expired, instead of working for a shot. “Canisius is a young team and we didn’t want to rub things in,” Desko said, “so I thought the offense took good care of the ball and did what we wanted to do.” Maltz wouldn’t say whether he thought the offense executed as well as it had all season, but even against a one-win opponent, it was undeniably smooth. The 17 goals were its second most of the season, and its 12 in the first half were a
season-high for a half. When the starters were in, the Orange was simply unstoppable, scoring on more than half of its shots in the first three quarters. “We take good shots,” Rice said. “Shot selection is really important, and I think with the way our offense is structured and the way we move off ball, we’re creating a lot of easy opportunities for ourselves which helps the shooting percentage.” A week ago, SU faced a struggling Wildcats team in Villanova, Pa. VU entered that game with just one win, but Syracuse handed its opponent a victory on Villanova’s home field.
But a week later in the Dome, the Orange wouldn’t be caught off guard. Maltz has helped his team to bigger wins this season — victories over Virginia and Johns Hopkins stand out — but in terms of offensive execution, Friday’s showing was just about as good as it gets. “We did a pretty good job moving off ball and creating good shot opportunities as an offense,” Maltz said, “but obviously, the scoreboard says what it says.”
biggest stage. “He actually helps us deal with adversity because you see the way he handles it,” Southerland said. “I feel like it rubs off on everybody.” Boeheim brushed aside all of the troubles, most recently the day before the team’s secondround game against Montana when reports surfaced about the NCAA’s investigation into the basketball program. As he has for the past two seasons, Boeheim kept his and his players’ focus on the court. And in this run through the NCAA Tournament, Boeheim’s reminded everyone why he’s a Hall of Famer. He announced to critics back in December that Syracuse’s perceived weak nonconference schedule, in which it beats up on cupcakes, had no bearing on its performance in March. His team proved that this weekend. He’s been knocked for his 2-3 zone, with some saying that despite his 920 wins — second all-time — he’s not an all-time great coach. His zone has been the star of this run, holding its four opponents to 28.9-percent shooting from the field and 15.4 percent from beyond the arc.
So Syracuse will return to the Final Four, this time in Atlanta, riding the same formula Boeheim has used for his 37-year run at his alma mater. “I’m coaching the way I’ve always coached,” Boeheim said. “I don’t think it’s any different.” That was on display for 40 minutes of action on the court as his team jumped out to an early lead and then put it away in the second half. Boeheim showed little emotion for much of the contest, remaining calm and collected even as it became evident the Orange would be heading to the Final Four. Finally, surrounded by his coaching staff and team, Boeheim allowed himself a smile, beaming atop the stage on the f loor as he received the East Region championship trophy. He then climbed the ladder to finish cutting the net down, with SU fans singing chants of “Boeheim” during his ascent. The short moment of euphoria captured what keeps Boeheim coming back year after year. “When you break through and when you get there, it makes it so much better,” Boeheim said. “That’s what this profession is.”
Boeheim still enjoys it, despite the extreme highs and lows that come with it. He’d eventually answer Southerland’s question, saying he won’t be happy, he won’t relax, unless his team wins it all. But on Saturday, for a moment at least, the legendary coach had every reason to smile, laugh and soak it all in. Syracuse was back in the Final Four. Boeheim was back at the top of his profession.
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The sophomore point guard scored 12 points, snared eight rebounds and dished out six assists in 37 minutes. He also made his only 3-pointer, had five steals and blocked a shot.
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In 22 minutes, he managed just two points, two blocks and six rebounds. Worse still, his performance held Marquette’s offense to one-and-done shooting as SU won 25 defensive rebounds.
MCW’s complete game leads SU to Final Four By Ryne Gery STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON — Michael Carter-Williams leaned forward, wearing his black East Region champions hat backward, as he sat in front of his locker and tried to put Syracuse’s Elite Eight victory over Marquette into words. He spoke about toughness and heart, two qualities once seemingly lacking from this Orange team that carried it past a Golden Eagles squad that defines itself as tough. The 6-foot-6 point guard said Syracuse is a tough team that does all the “little things” now. Carter-Williams embodied those qualities better than anyone on Saturday. “I try to do all the little things, get some rebounds and push the ball out and get some easy shots,” Carter-Williams said, “and do anything to get us to win.”
“I try to do all the little things, get some rebounds and push the ball out and get some easy shots and do anything to get us to win.” Michael Carter-Williams
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James Southerland chucks up a 3 from NBA range with the shot clock dwindling down to give the Orange a 50-36 lead.
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Marquette’s field-goal percentage in its Elite Eight loss to Syracuse. When the two met in February, the Golden Eagles shot 42.6 percent from the field in a victory.
STORYTELLER “We were as active these two games here in Washington as we’ve ever been.” Jim Boeheim su head coach
Carter-Williams played with unmatched intensity on every possession to lift Syracuse to the Final Four with a 55-39 victory over Marquette at the Verizon Center. He skied above the other nine players on the court to collect a team-high eight rebounds, knifed through the MU defense for 12 points and found his teammates for six assists. The brilliant performance, paired with his 24-point outburst to lead SU past Indiana on Thursday, earned Carter-Williams Most Outstanding Player honors in the East Region. “I think Michael Carter‑Williams, over the last couple of weeks, may be playing the best he’s ever played,” Marquette head coach Buzz Williams said. “And that says a lot because he’s always been really good.” He was the difference-maker at both ends of the floor from the start. His first highlight came 45 seconds into the game, when he pinned Marquette forward Juan Anderson’s breakaway layup on the glass. His next came nearly three minutes later as he soared above his Marquette counterparts to snatch a defensive rebound with his outstretched right arm before flying up the floor and banking a shot in off of the glass. Then, he showed off his court vision, attacking a gap in the MU zone and threading the defense with a pass that resulted in a vicious two-handed slam by forward C.J. Fair. His long reach tipped away a Jamil Wilson pass and led to a transition 3-pointer for Brandon Triche. Following Carter-Williams’ lead, Syracuse jumped out to a nine-point lead in the opening 10 minutes. “Michael’s been unbelievable, not only this tournament, but the whole year,” SU forward James Southerland said. “For a guy who hasn’t been playing at all his freshman year, to come in this year and be one of the best players and be one of the best leaders in the country, it means a lot.”
nate shron | staff photographer MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS played one of the most complete games of his career against Marquette. He tallied 12 points, six assists, eight rebounds and five steals. Carter-Williams stayed locked in all half and handled everything Marquette threw his way. When MU guards Junior Cadougan and Derrick Wilson picked him up full-court, he beat them time and again. And when Syracuse was in dire need of another jolt when its 12-point lead melted to three with just minutes remaining before the break, the point guard made a play. Carter-Williams darted to his right, directly toward Southerland, who was parked beyond the arc. He dropped a pass off behind him to the forward and continued his momentum to set a screen for the sharpshooter. Southerland nailed it. The lead was back to six. Carter-Williams sprinted down the court, giving a fist-pump and glaring ahead as he set up on defense. His next pass, with nine seconds before halftime, went through Trevor Cooney’s hands and set Carter-Williams off in a temper tantrum that head coach Jim Boeheim tried to defuse heading to the locker room. On a team whose passion was questioned during its late-season funk, Carter-Williams was setting the tone in the biggest game of the season. “People said, ‘Oh, we don’t have any heart and this and that,’” Carter-Williams said. “We
took that real personal, especially me because I’m so competitive.” Every rebound and hard drive to the basket mirrored that trait. With a Final Four trip on the line, Carter-Williams was living and dying with every possession. “Mike is the most competitive guy that I know,” Triche said. “He competes every play, literally – even when he’s tired.” Carter-Williams didn’t let loose until he danced his way down the court after his 3-pointer with 34 seconds left, punctuating the victory and his brilliant two-game run in Washington, D.C. Two nights earlier, where Carter-Williams now sat with his championship gear, he leaned with two large bags of ice taped around his knees and put the Orange’s upset of top-ranked Indiana into perspective. He called Syracuse a different team, one flying high with confidence. On Saturday, with CarterWilliams leading the way, he and his teammates played the part and earned a trip to Atlanta. Any questions about the Orange’s toughness and heart had been answered. Said Carter-Williams: “We ante’d up and we’re just amazing right now.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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WASHINGTON – Marquette passed the ball around the outside of Syracuse’s zone, desperately trying to find an opening to break through the middle. With each opening, one of the Orange’s long arms quickly closed it. With each open space on the arc, one of Syracuse’s quick-moving defenders hustled to fill it. The Golden Eagles had nothing to work with. “Obviously, today, they were clicking really well,” Marquette guard Junior Cadougan said. “They did a great job from start to finish.” And from start to finish, the Golden Eagles looked bewildered and befuddled. The fact that they beat Syracuse’s zone once this season had no bearing on this game with the way the Orange was playing. Marquette shot only 22.6 percent from the field and a pathetic 12.5 percent from the arc in its 55-39 loss to Syracuse in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament at the Verizon Center. The Golden Eagles also committed 14 turnovers, which led to 19 points for the Orange. Syracuse’s zone has swallowed up four teams so far in the NCAA Tournament, with Marquette being the latest. At the top of the zone, 6-foot-4 Brandon Triche and 6-foot-6 Michael Carter-Williams made life miserable
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affirmed itself as one of the nation’s best and for the first time in 10 years, advanced to the Final Four. The Orange held the Golden Eagles, who beat Syracuse 74-71 in Milwaukee on Feb. 25, to a paltry 22.6 percent from the field and 12.5 percent from the arc. Michael Carter-Williams was brilliant again, scoring 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting. James Southerland had 16 points and hit three 3-pointers. The game was never seriously in doubt, but much of Syracuse’s season once was. Exactly three weeks ago, the Orange lost to Georgetown 61-39 on the same Verizon Center floor. Its offense was nonexistent. An early end to the postseason seemed inevitable. It was the Orange’s lowest point, which closed a 1-4 end to the regular season. Boeheim had to remind his players of how good they were. Those same players had to find another level of toughness, grit and perhaps most importantly, confidence. They found it. “It’s pretty much a 180,” guard Brandon Triche said. “After losing so many games in a row, we stayed positive, but you can’t say we didn’t lose confidence. We were probably unsure of ourselves a bit.” Since then, Syracuse has lost only one game, and that was in the Big East tournament finals against Louisville, which pulled off a 16-point comeback in the second half to earn the win. Other than that half, the Orange has been dominant. It’s rolled through the NCAA Tournament. With its stymieing 2-3 zone, it’s made teams that can normally score efficiently into teams that can’t find a good shot. Marquette was Syracuse’s latest victim. The Orange forced its arms into the passing lanes, intercepting passes and disrupting shot attempts. Syracuse ended up finishing with 19 points off of turnovers on a night when it looked
for the Golden Eagles’ shooters. Marquette took 24 3-pointers, but drained only three of them. “We’re sticking together and we’re not breaking down,” Carter-Williams said. “We have active hands and we’re getting deflections and steals and the zone has been great and we’re just playing real hard. We’ve just got to keep focus-
“Coach is – he’s revolutionized it. He’s changed the rotations. He sees it differently. It’s not normal.”
ing on every play.” That meant stealing the ball at every opportunity. Syracuse finished with 10 of them Saturday. Early in the game, Cadougan worked his way into the paint but quickly lost control of the ball as the Orange’s zone collapsed on him. SU forward Jerami Grant, a lanky 6-foot-8 body ideal for coach Jim Boeheim’s defense, dove on the loose ball and secured the steal.
simply unbeatable. “We were as active these two games here in Washington as we’ve ever been, and I just really can’t say enough about how good these guys played on the defensive end of the court,” Boeheim said. “They were just tremendous.” By the time Southerland nailed a deep 3-pointer with 2:23 left against Marquette, the celebration had already begun. Emotions swelled throughout the proOrange crowd. Syracuse’s players on the bench rose to their feet. With about a minute left in the game, Boeheim, normally stoic on the sideline, cracked a wide smile. When the game’s final second ticked off of the clock, those smiles never faded. The players walked to the side of the court, in front of their families and fans, and flapped their jerseys. On the stage where Syracuse was presented with the East Region trophy, Boeheim and his assistant Mike Hopkins hugged. Chants of “Let’s go, Orange” and “Jim-my Boe-heim” rained down on the court. After the way the Orange finished the regular season 1-4, after the way it struggled to make shots for much of the season, this was a dream-like scene. But those losses and those struggles might have been for the best for Syracuse, forward C.J. Fair said. “When you’re losing, it brings the team together,” Fair said. “It’s going to make or break the team. I think it made us.” It made Syracuse into a dominant tournament team. It made Syracuse into a nightmare to play against. And on the very court where the Orange looked disoriented three weeks ago, it made Syracuse into a member of the Final Four. Concerns never seemed so far away. A championship has never seemed so close. “We can’t wait,” Carter-Williams said. “It’s going to be a fun weekend in Atlanta.”
It set up a transition layup for Triche to make the score 18-7 Syracuse. Every time the Golden Eagles tried to shoot, there was a Syracuse body in their way. At one point in the first half, Marquette forward Jamil Wilson had a brief opportunity to take a 3, but couldn’t get the shot off before Orange guard Trevor Cooney raced to the top of the key to get in his way. Syracuse center Baye Moussa Keita said the Orange has been more talkative at the defensive end of the floor. Keita, a junior center who’s helped key the Orange’s postseason defensive dominance, stood at the middle of the zone shouting directions. “I think the difference was that we were talking a lot,” Keita said. “The zone, when you’re talking, it’s just a whole different defense when you’re talking, communicating.” In the locker room after the game, Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins said it isn’t just that opposing teams are missing shots, it’s that the Orange is forcing them to miss shots. Syracuse is making sure shooters who need time to shoot don’t have any. The Orange is forcing shooters into spots on the f loor where they’re too deep to hit 3s. Syracuse’s zone has taken center stage at the NCAA Tournament. Teams like No. 1-seed Indiana, the third best scoring team in the nation, couldn’t
beat it. Marquette, led by Buzz Williams, who’s seen the zone, broken down the zone and beat the zone, had no answer for the zone on Saturday. Hopkins said it’s just a zone defense, but it’s a zone defense that’s exceptionally long and exceptionally fast. It has players who can instinctually break across the arc to close out on shooters in an eye-blink. Hopkins compared it to a baseball player hitting a 100-mph fastball. Few can do it effectively. But the few who can all seem to play for Syracuse. It makes Boeheim’s version of the zone almost unbeatable. “Coach is – he’s revolutionized it,” Hopkins said. “He’s changed the rotations. He sees it differently. It’s not normal.” Carter-Williams said every player has bought into the zone and now focuses on every single play an opposing offense might throw at them. Teams usually drain the shot clock trying to look for good shots, but Syracuse stays active for that entire period. Marquette took 53 shots on Saturday, but hit a measly 12 of them. “We put our hearts into it, and we’re competing on every single possession, every play,” Carter-Williams said. “I think that’s why we’re so effective.” email@example.com @chris_iseman
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Morris III adds depth behind SU’s veteran running backs By David Wilson ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
While Syracuse is undergoing a lot of changes this spring, the running back position is one of the few stable offensive positions. Ryan Nassib is gone, and in his place is a fierce three-man quarterback competition. Justin Pugh and Zack Chibane, staples of the offensive line, are gone, leaving nearly half of the line in need of reshaping. Starting wide receivers Marcus Sales and Alec Lemon are gone, leaving a new-look corps in their place. But Prince-Tyson Gulley and Jerome Smith remain, leaving running back as the unquestioned strength of the offense. On Saturday, though, Gulley watched from the sidelines, just as he will for the rest of the spring. And on the field, an unknown sophomore, George Morris III, filled his role admirably. “You’ve got to look at the positives any time you have an injury,” head coach Scott Shafer said. “ … With Tyson Gulley being out, it does give opportunities to guys like George Morris, and those kids to get good reps with both the ones and twos.” Morris, a sophomore running back who never saw the field during his freshman year, stole the show at spring practice Saturday, bursting through holes for long runs up the gut and exploding down sidelines for big carries. But Morris’ big practice doesn’t come as a surprise to Smith. He saw Morris’ talent in practice last season, but there was “just a little bit of youth last year” holding him back. Now, he’s relishing his opportunity. He was one of the best all-around high school backs in Georgia, totaling more than 700 rushing and receiving yards in his junior year at Central Gwinnett High School. He’s a mix between the Orange’s top two running backs, Smith said, with a combination of finesse and power, but it’s his unique running style that sets him apart. “If you’ve ever seen him run, he runs like a
duck,” Smith said, “so it’s hard to know where he’s going because he’s got these duck feet.” Morris’ role in a deep stable of running backs remains to be determined, but as a group, SU will lean on its running backs. None of the three quarterbacks on the roster have ever started a game. Both running backs have 1,000-yard potential. “We will definitely, I feel like, lean on the run game a little more,” quarterback Terrel Hunt said. “We’ll be a run-first, pass-second team, and we have fantastic running backs, so that definitely gives us some support and allows the coaches to use them to help us.” Morris will simply be a factor in that group. He’ll have a tough time stealing carries from Gulley or Smith, but he pushes the duo and will find himself with the ball if one of them goes down. If he continues to perform the way he did on Saturday, it’ll be tough to keep him off of the field. The team will lean on its running game, but after practice, John Kinder delved into specifics. The coaching staff has told Kinder and his teammates they want to run the ball “50 times a game.” If Kinder or Hunt wins the quarterback job, then option elements to the offense won’t be out of the question, meaning more running backs will have an opportunity to get onto the field. Nonetheless, seeing more options emerge is key. With a potential first-round pick in Nassib at the helm a year ago, Syracuse had the ability to air it out and pick up chunks of yardage through the air. That won’t be the case in 2013. The Orange will need as many playmakers that can carry the ball as possible. “If we run 70 plays, they’re going to get it most of the time, so we’re leaning on them a lot. And George Morris,” Kinder said, “he’s going to be a great running back here.”
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QUOTE OF THE DAY “If I know I’m going to lose I would rather lose now and get it over with and I can go to Disney World tomorrow morning. I hate losing. I’ve lost two final games and it’s not good, not a good feeling.”
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@BrendanPrunty: This looks a lot like the Peyton Siva from the Syracuse game two weeks ago. Seemed like there were five of him out there then. Same now.
STAT OF THE DAY Number of field goals made by Syracuse’s opponents on 211 attempts through four games of the NCAA Tournament.
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UNFOURSEEN Carter-Williams continues brilliant play in tournament. PAGE 20
SU earns trip to Final Four with 55-39 win over Eagles By Chris Iseman
ASHINGTON — On the same court where Syracuse’s season seemed to come apart, where its confidence reached its lowest point and where its future looked grim, the Orange punctuated a remarkable turnaround by earning a trip to the Final Four. As soon as the final buzzer sounded, ending its 55-39 win over Marquette, euphoria swept up Syracuse as it fell into a wild celebration near the sideline. The players put on their white “Final Four” T-shirts and black “Final Four” caps, and one by one, they climbed the ladder underneath the basket, each
clipping away pieces of the net before head coach Jim Boeheim took care of the rest. With each step up that ladder, with each clip of the net, concerns about this team’s ability never seemed so distant. “These guys have come a long way from three weeks ago,” Boeheim said. “Today, someone reminded me we were here for another game and it’s been a great transformation in that period.” Syracuse befuddled Marquette with a zone defense that’s leaving good shooting teams frustrated and hopeless. With this win, the Orange took the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament, erased any lingering doubts,
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Boeheim overcomes adversity to climb back to top of profession RYNE GERY
ASHINGTON — Jim Boeheim smiled as his seniors considered whether the Syracuse head coach had relaxed at all in the last four years. Brandon Triche quipped that Boeheim’s yelled at him every other play since his arrival on campus. Then James Southerland chimed in, explaining how he was on the receiving end of a verbal lashing during the Orange’s 47-point win over Montana
in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Boeheim’s smile turned into laughter seconds earlier as Southerland summed up his coach’s mindset in the moment. “I don’t think Coach is going to be relaxed until we win a championship, that’s what I say,” Southerland said before flashing a grin. “What do you think, Coach?” Boeheim didn’t answer, but at least on this night, the legendary head coach deserved to relax and enjoy the moment. His team’s 55-39 victory over Marquette at the Verizon Center clinched the fourth Final Four appear-
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nate shron | staff photographer C.J. FAIR and Syracuse flew by Marquette on Saturday, advancing to the Final Four for the first time since 2003. SU will play Michigan in the semifinal on Saturday night.
Syracuse stifles Marquette in Elite Eight. PAGE 21
A look back at Syracuse’s previous Final Four appearances. PAGE 17
JOURNEY TO ATLANTA
nate shron | staff photographer RAKEEM CHRISTMAS dunks the ball over 7-footer Andy Martin in Syracuse’s 81-34 thrashing of Montana in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
SYRACUSE 81, MONTANA 34
SYRACUSE 66, CALIFORNIA 60
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nate shron | staff photographer MICHAEL CARTERWILLIAMS fueled Syracuse to a six-point win over California, scoring 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting. He has dominated all tournament long for SU. nate shron | staff photographer JAMES SOUTHERLAND led all scorers with 16 points, drilling three 3-pointers in the process. His 3 with 2:23 left put the game out of reach and helped send SU to the Final Four.
nate shron | staff photographer C.J. FAIR and the Orange shut down Indiana’s prolific offense, holding the Hoosiers to a season-low 50 points, 30 below their average. Indiana was flustered all game.
SYRACUSE 61, INDIANA 50
SYRACUSE 55, MARQUETTE 39