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Buyer beware The New York Department of Health


banned the sale of synthetic marijuana due to increasing health concerns. Page 3



Banding together University Union’s Board of Directors

The slide continues Syracuse fell to 4-4 on

Passion through poetry New SU institute holds event to allow

explains Block Party choices and plans an open forum for students. Page 4

the season with a 12-10 loss to Duke on Sunday. Page 20

students to express themselves through performances of the spoken word. Page 11

Tully Award for Free Speech postponed By Jen Bundy STAFF WRITER


kristen parker | asst. photo editor HENRY LOUGH AND XIA SNYDER, preschool students at the Early Education and Child Care Center, peek into another classroom at the center after enjoying snack time. The EECCC, located on South Campus, has 60 students and maintains a low child-to-teacher ratio.

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Day care center weathers rocky transition, change in staff

andmade board games, monster habitats and other projects made from construction paper adorn the walls of the Early Education and Child Care Center. Little coats neatly line a hallway, and teachers speak calmly to children waking up from a nap at about 3:30 p.m. There is a sense of consistency at

the EECCC, the day care center designated for children of Syracuse University faculty, staff and students. It’s something for which the staff and Holley Burfoot, the center’s director since November, are praised. But Burfoot began her position at SU after a time of transition and tension for the day care. In 2010, the university announced the center would be under the College of Human


The 2012 Tully Award for Free Speech was postponed due to an intractable visa problem for recipient Lamees Dhaif in Dubai, said Roy Gutterman, director of the Tully Center for Free Speech. Gutterman said he spent all day Friday and Saturday trying to find a solution, even reaching out to contacts in the U.S. Department of State. Though the Tully Center had support from New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s office and the State Department, “we couldn’t make this happen with two days’ notice,” Gutterman said. Dhaif was scheduled to receive the award Monday at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The postponement date is still not certain. The Tully Award is presented annually to a journalist who has faced a significant free speech threat while reporting.


Lamees Dhaif has endured multiple free speech challenges, including a 2009 legal complaint for insulting the judiciary after she wrote a series uncovering allegations of bias against women in Bahrain family courts. Dhaif was also called into court for criticizing the county’s regime after large-scale anti-government protests in spring 2011. Source:

Nash remembered by family, faculty for wisdom, passion for literature By Rachael Barillari ASST. NEWS EDITOR

Watching Courtenay Nash sip hot chocolate in a Starbucks café will be unforgettable in the memory of Andrew Nash. “It was dad and Courtenay time where we would catch up,” Andrew

Nash said in an email, referring to the occasions when he and his daughter, Courtenay, would sit and talk about music, current affairs or a good book. They would talk about family, about life. Courtenay Nash died March 23, and the Syracuse University com-

munity was forced to say goodbye to a freshman economics major described by her father as “beyond her years.” Andrew Nash said Nash had a love for words and literature, passions noticed not only by her father. Patricia Burak, Nash’s

Russian literature professor, said the 18-year-old valued giving deep thought to the authors studied in the course. The novels read in class explored serious issues within life, such as love and loss, and the Russian artists’ quest for the meaning of it all.

Nash took part in discussing these concepts, Burak said. And although she was a quiet student, when she spoke, it was genuinely pondered. It meant something. For the course’s midterm, students were charged with writing about a



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CAMPUS BRIEFS SU named to presidential honor roll Syracuse University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for the sixth consecutive year. The award is given to colleges who excel in community service engagement. Universities are commended annually for their community service work by the Corporation for National and Community Service. As one of eight New York schools, SU excelled in areas such as literacy tutoring in schools, performing at community-based organizations and churches, providing legal service to low-income clients and providing service to community benchmarking that helps local governments and nonprofits, according to a March 26 SU News release. “Civic engagement and public scholarship are foundational to the SU experience, as SU’s vision of Scholarship in Action articulates,” said Pamela Heintz, associate vice president for engagement and director of the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service. SU continues to receive this recognition as one of only eight in New York state because of it’s commitment to this vision, she said. Students campus-wide are involved in community service. Greek life promotes community engagement through philanthropies; athletes get involved in the community by tutoring and giving motivational speeches al local schools; and other students choose to join clubs and organizations fully dedicated to community involvement.

Film discusses cultural studies The School of Education will screen the film “Precious Knowledge” as part of its Landscape of Urban Education series Monday at 4 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. A panel discussion will follow. The panel will comprise cultural studies experts, including Eren McGinnis, the filmmaker of “Precious Knowledge,” according to a March 29 SU News release. The panel will address the implications of banning ethnic and cultural studies in schools. The event is free and open to the public. “Precious Knowledge” depicts the struggle between Arizona schools, teachers and students who are facing legislation that would ban ethnic and cultural studies from schools. The law proposed a ban to Tucson’s Mexican American Studies program, according to the release. The film shows how strongly some Arizona officials feel about anti-immigrant sentiments. —Compiled by Stephanie Bouvia, asst. news editor, and Alex Ptachick, staff writer,

chris janic | staff photographer TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS, environmentalist and political activist, came to SU Thursday evening to discuss America’s split in identity and lack of place. She encouraged audience members to be productive by starting conversations that push for change.

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Activist discusses lack of identity in America By Stacie Fanelli ASST. PHOTO EDITOR

When Terry Tempest Williams brought her son home from Rwanda for the first time, he asked all about the hype regarding America. She brought him to PetSmart. All the clothes, beds and toothbrushes made for dogs took Louis by surprise. In his country, they shot dogs. Williams spoke at Hendricks Chapel on Thursday evening on the topic of “The Writer as Witness” for the final installment of the University Lectures series this year. When she first met her son in Rwanda soon after the genocide, blood was still on the walls and

bones were still in the soil. “All I could do was write,” she said. Williams, an environmentalist and political activist, said America is lost due to a split in identity and a lack of place. “There are times when I don’t know what this place called America is,” she said. “Whether it’s Trayvon Martin and the open wound of racism, or whether it’s the grave young woman who speaks up on terms of reproductive health.” Topics like these anger Williams. She encouraged the audience to turn feelings like those into something productive that starts a conversation and moves for change. Usually, Wil-

liams said, she uses her writing to express her rage. But there is more to writing than just ranting, she said. “A responsibility of the writer is paying attention,” she said. “It’s about trying to find the emotional landscape with which to tell a story that is trustworthy.” Williams said she always trusted The New York Times, but when it reported that 80 percent of the oil from the infamous BP spill had been removed from the Gulf of Mexico, she had to see it with her own eyes. As she f lew over it, there was oil as far as the eye could see, she said.


Terry Tempest Williams is a naturalist, environmentalist and free speech advocate. Through her writing, she shows the importance of her ideas and ethical life stances. Her writing has appeared in publications worldwide. In the United States, Williams has published work on the topics of ecological consciousness and social change in The New Yorker, The New York Times and Orion magazine. Williams has testified before Congress on issues of women’s health and has been a guest at the White House. Source:


Department of Health bans sale of synthetic marijuana By Jessica Iannetta STAFF WRITER

The New York State Department of Health banned the sale of synthetic marijuana Thursday, an order to take immediate effect. Synthetic marijuana, often referred to as legal pot, is a mixture of herbal and chemical ingredients that mimic the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. It is frequently sold in gas stations, smoke shops

and convenience stores as incense, herbal mixtures or potpourri under names such as K2 and Mr. Nice Guy, according to the Department of Health order. Although not as widely used as marijuana and alcohol on the Syracuse University campus, usage of the drug is high enough to cause concern. There have been several cases of SU students being hospitalized after using synthetic marijuana, said Department of Public Safety Chief Tony Castillo.

Side effects of synthetic marijuana include increased heart rate, paranoid behavior, agitation and irritability, nausea and vomiting, confusion, drowsiness, headaches, hypertension, electrolyte abnormalities, seizures and loss of consciousness, according to the order. Because of the drug’s hallucinogenic effects, it has caused some students under its influence to engage in criminal behavior such as assault, Castillo said.

Castillo said he thinks the Health Department made the right decision in banning synthetic marijuana. “This substance is both dangerous to people’s health and creates some pretty bizarre behaviors,” he said. Synthetic marijuana use has been a violation of the SU Student Code of Conduct ever since the substance surfaced and DPS became aware of its effects, Castillo said. Use of synthetic marijuana in


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University Union plans open forum in response to Block Party criticisms The announcement of University Union’s Block Party 2012 headliners, DJ and electronic artist Kaskade and indie-rock band Cold War Kids, prompted some students to take to social media platforms to voice their strong disapproval of the choice of talent for the show. Some of the most common criticisms that have been voiced have been that UU is out of touch with the student body and is not bringing performers students want to see. Students have also voiced concern about UU spending the Student Association’s allocated $1.4 million on this show. In response to these criticisms, UU’s goal is to bring diverse programming to campus, selecting artists for our shows from a variety of genres to please as many students as we can. Based on this year’s survey results, the electronic genre came in second place, and Kaskade was one of the top-voted artists within this genre. Thus far, ticket sales for Block Party have been on par with previous years. SA also did not award University Union $1.4 million. SA voted to allocate UU slightly more than $1 million. Only half of this amount was given to UU in the fall, with the other half not to be disbursed until January 2013. No UU event has ever cost upwards of $1 million; this year’s Block Party is no exception.

In a greater effort to respond to student criticisms and questions concerning Block Party and UU, we will be holding an open forum discussion this week where members of UU’s Board of Directors will discuss in detail how the organization works, what the organization’s main goals and tasks are, and the many factors that go into how we book our shows and choose talent. Students will be invited to pose any questions they have concerning UU during a Q-and-A session at the end of the forum. Students who cannot attend are encouraged to send any questions to or our Twitter handle, @UUInsider, using the hashtag #AskUU. More details with the date and time of the forum will be released in the coming days. As a student organization run entirely by undergraduate students, our mission always will be to serve the student body to the best of our ability. We hope through next week’s open forum discussion and the above-mentioned venues through which students can contact us to voice their questions and concerns, UU can provide students with more clarity concerning how the organization operates. Regards,

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Inappropriate responses to student death disheartening to others I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the following tweet last week: “first we lose at b-ball, now these awful headliners! no wonder b*tches be killin themselves n sh*t.” The tweet has since been deleted by the owner. A joke is a joke. But when a joke involves the death of another human being, it’s no longer considered a joke. It is no longer funny. I will be the first to agree that we are all entitled to our own opinions, but there are certain things that are just unacceptable when it comes to showing disappointment. We lost a member of our community on March 23. A freshman girl, an economics major, a friend to many and someone’s daughter. Let’s show some compassion here, people. The cause of death is still unknown. The cause of death was also uncertain when the tweet was sent. Comments like this are one of the many reasons why people who are depressed and thinking about taking their own lives don’t

feel comfortable talking about it. They worry that just one person will judge them or make their feelings seem insignificant. When a comment is made after someone’s death, it not only looks ignorant and insensitive, but to those who see the comment and are in more pain than you can imagine, they may wonder if anyone will ever care or if their pain is worth someone else’s time. So before you go cracking a joke involving the death of one of your peers or anyone for that matter, please reconsider what someone’s life really means. Consider what your life really means. Consider all of the different things each person brings to our society and how awful it is when we lose someone before he or she can show the world who he or she really is. Rest in Peace, Courtenay. 

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Student disappointed with The Daily Orange’s choice to run Valkyrie Club ad Imagine my shock when I picked up a copy of The Daily Orange last Thursday and out slipped a full-color, postcard-sized advertisement for The Valkyrie Club. Clad only in a black bra and panties, a strand of white pearls and fire engine red fingernails, “Anna” crawled toward me, inviting me to “come play with” her and promising “all nude lap dances.” “She’s just 3 miles away,” it promises, “and waiting.” And I should bring a friend! I get “two for one admission” with the card! I am disappointed that The D.O., an organization we all hope functions as a training ground for democracy’s future standardbearers of objective journalism, is so blatantly suggesting that we reduce sexuality to such dated stereotypes and that, in the process, we reduce our rhetoric to the lowest common denominator. This ad assumes that all women and men who enjoy sex with women are somehow turned on by a naked woman crawling toward them.  I am more disappointed The D.O. would continue to accept The Valkyrie Club’s advertising dollars, even after an October 2010 letter from the editor responding to a previous Valkyrie Club ad that “met with dissatisfaction” from readers (see “The Daily Orange reviews advertising policy,” Oct. 4, 2010). As a space of education, conversation and intellec-

tual exploration, I hope that SU, rather than reifying the physical and sexual exploitation of women, would instead challenge institutions that perpetuate that violence. Yes, our culture is based on capitalism. The D.O. must offset its publication costs through fundraising and “Anna” must pay her rent through employment. I’m not questioning or condemning either. Rather, I’m questioning our own passive engagement with “Anna,” our willingness to exploit her body to offset these publication costs or to look the other way while The D.O. reduces itself to just this. As an organization associated with my university, The D.O. is ultimately accountable to me, to you, to all of us. It’s therefore time to hold it accountable. I can’t do anything about the poles and cages around and in which women are encouraged to dance in numerous fraternity houses across this campus. I can, however, give voice to the hostile environment women encounter at SU that is only perpetuated by the ad. I can also loudly, forcefully and vociferously criticize said encouragement by one of the very SU voices that I count on to speak with and for me, not against me. The D.O. should be ashamed and embarrassed. I know I am.

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s details continue to surface about the death of teen Trayvon Martin, it’s too soon to come to judgment about the facts. Martin’s death gained national attention toward the end of March, though his death was in February. George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing Martin, was only questioned the night of the killing. He was not arrested or charged. Zimmerman remains uncharged, in part, because Florida has a law nicknamed “Stand Your Ground,” which allows individuals who feel threatened to use lethal force to maintain their feeling of security. The death of Martin, regardless of the true sequence of events, has brought up the problems with such a broad and needless law. The law allows the use of lethal force on anyone who threatens him or her. It states, in part, “a person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked … has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm.” The law allows for too broad conception of being threatened. Perhaps individuals who look like they are carrying a gun could be perceived as a threat. Conceivably, an individual could believe that because someone else is black, threat of bodily harm existed. If argued well, the person who used lethal force because he or she felt threatened could escape prosecution. Marion Hammer, a National Rifle Association lobbyist who pushed for the Florida law, explained the justification. “I heard somebody say one time we don’t shoot to kill, we shoot to live. And that’s what it’s all about, being able to protect yourself when you’re under threat of death or great bodily harm,” she said in on NPR. Florida is not the only state to have this type of law. Others have similar laws in place already and some are trying to pass similar laws. State Sen.


to the left, to the left Stephen Brewer (D-Mass.) has been trying for several months to bring the law. “Quite honestly, we’re Americans and we ought to be able to stand our ground. We stood our ground in Concord and Lexington, and we seem to be losing that,” he told the Boston Herald. The Revolutionary War is a totally different concept when compared to today and is not a justification to pass this law. Brewer and others who are strongly against gun rights regulation forget the kind of weapons used in the Revolutionary War and the context in which the Constitution was written. Even if the Second Amendment permits an individual to carry a handgun, the Constitution was written when modern weapons were inconceivable. Ideally, the Constitution is a living document; able to change with the time. In Florida, the law’s passage coincided with a sharp increase in ustifiable homicides. Rates in Florida were 12 justifiable homicides per year before 2005. After 2005, when the law was passed, the yearly average jumped to 33 homicides. In the United States in 2010, there were 326 justifiable homicides, compared to 176 in 2000. The right for an individual to protect themselves is not being threatened in states that already have these laws. These laws allow people the right to potentially escape judgment by not having to flee if they feel threatened. Martin’s death may or may not apply with this type of law, but regardless, these laws are unnecessary. Harmen Rockler is a junior newspaper journalism and political science major. His column appears every Monday. He can be reached at .

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SU Athletics shows simplicity of giving back The men’s lacrosse team exemplifies the simplicity involved with giving back. The team adopted a young child with brain and spinal cancer. The players’ interactions are simple enough — a high five or pat on the head — but they’ve made a significant difference in the life of a 6-year-old child, Jack Tweedy. Two other athletics teams at Syracuse University, the men’s basketball team and the women’s lacrosse team, have followed suit. These teams’ involvement with the community is an example all SU students can follow. There are many different orga-

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Ecology, now the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, instead of the Division of Student Affairs like it had been since its conception. Parents became worried about the continuation of the center’s usual function because they didn’t see anything wrong with the current system their children were comfortable in. That decision was made by the SU administration without adequate consultation with parents or staff at the center, said Thomas Keck, a parent of a child at the center. Keck, a political science professor, said he and other parents were concerned about possible changes to the curriculum, staff and physical space of the center. “In a perfect world, the decision itself about whether to administratively relocate the center, in my view, should only have been made after significant consultation with all the relevant stakeholders,” Keck said. “For some reason, that decision was made without consultation.” The administration had two interests in placing the day care under the College of Human Ecology, said Kal Alston, senior vice president for human capital development. The first was finding a way to expand the availability for more children. The second, Alston said, was considering different models of child care. She said Student Affairs had more of a removed perspective in overseeing the center. Alston cited the availability of academic research offered by the College of Human Ecology. “We had discussions and decided to make that move looking toward a future that was not exactly determined,” Alston said. At February’s University Senate meeting, a report from the Committee on Women’s Concerns criticized the reorganization process of the day care center over the past two years, Keck said. Though the report reflected parents’ concerns, Keck said it was outdated. Alston said it wasn’t reported to the senate earlier because it does not meet during the summer, when most of the transition occurred. Alston said a conversation in 2010 with a potential donor for a new facility brought about



quote they found meaningful to them. Nash chose a quote from the novel “Doctor Zhivago”: “Man in other people is the man’s soul.” Burak

“We all feel like we have a little piece of Courtenay in us.”

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explained that this means the immortality of a person’s soul lives in others. She received an A+ on the exam. “It now gives comfort to us all, as it reaffirms that Courtenay remains immortal in the memory that others have of her,” Burak said of her and the students in the class. “We all feel like we have a little piece of Courtenay in us.” Burak received Chancellor Nancy Cantor’s email regarding Nash’s death while she was at a restaurant March 23. Though Burak left in tears, she remembered Nash in her class the day before. She was wearing an orange T-shirt, Burak said, in support of the men’s basketball team, which played against Ohio State in the Elite Eight that night. During the next Tuesday’s class, Nash’s peers learned that it was their classmate who had died the week before. It was the classmate

the idea that the EECCC and the Bernice M. Wright Child Development Laboratory School, located just across the lawn from the EECCC, would come together under the same roof. However, the idea was not carried out because of design and resource issues. But a detailed set of architectural plans for a new building was presented to parents during the transition to the College of Human Ecology about two years ago, again without parent or staff consultation, Keck said. Keck said the “fairly rocky” transition pro-

“The important thing was that something that was going awry last summer, probably not deliberately, but something was going wrong and it was corrected.”

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cess led parents to voice their concerns via petition to Eric Spina, vice chancellor and provost. In July 2011, it was decided that it would be best if all parties involved “stepped back and drew a breath,” Alston said. “There was no villain here. It really was in all the different quarters of the conversation,” she said. Alston said Spina, Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Diane Murphy, dean of the then-College of Human Ecology, had conversations about whom the center’s director should report to. It was ultimately decided Alston would oversee the EECCC. The negative feelings toward the center’s transition were reflected in the resignation of four EECCC employees last year, including longtime director Joan Supiro. Alston said they agreed to stay until new leadership was found, and it was decided the center would be maintained as it was — in the same building, separate from the Child Development Labora-

who was always there to occupy a chair in their 20-member circle, the classmate who never missed a single discussion. “They were sad to lose her because she was a part of this living organism that is our class,” Burak said. Burak felt she knew Nash well. But she would have liked more time together to analyze the works of Russian authors and more time to talk about what Nash saw in them. Though members of the SU community will miss Nash, she will forever be in the hearts and memories of her parents, Andrew and Sonya, as well as her 14-year-old brother, Lachlan. “The four of us had brunch every Sunday — Courtenay and Lachlan took turns choosing their favorite restaurants,” Andrew Nash said. “It was ‘us time.’” Nash, who was born in Australia, moved to the United States when she was four and resided in Virginia a year later. She enjoyed writing and spoiling her two rescue dogs, Peanut and Roo. “Courtenay would save more rescue dogs if she could,” Andrew Nash said. “She loved animals, dogs in particular.” Andrew Nash also likes to remember the love of music he shared with his daughter. Their eclectic list of favorites included artists like the Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam and the Rolling Stones, he said. Said Burak: “I am sure she has made a print on the ground of Syracuse University, and that print will always stay there.”

tory School and consistent in its curriculum. Alston said she understood parents’ concern for their children in terms of any change to the center. “When things affect them, it’s very hard to accept that, something you think is going splendidly. And you’re not sure what’s at the end of the tunnel may really affect the joyful daily experience of your child,” Alston said. “I’m a parent, I absolutely get that.” Scott Warren, parent of children at the EECCC since fall 2008, said the reassignment of the center to Alston didn’t alleviate the fact that longtime employees were resigning. “The important thing was that something that was going awry last summer, probably not deliberately, but something was going wrong and it was corrected,” Warren said. “It was corrected a little too late with a really unfortunate outcome for a number of people’s careers.” The search for a new director began shortly after the center’s reassignment. Warren, bibliographer for the sciences and technology at SU, was part of a search committee that attracted national applicants for the position. Burfoot, former founding assistant director of the day care center at Williams College, came out on top. “We were trying to get somebody who was continuing the same philosophy, practice and education that the previous director had created over about 30 years there,” Warren said. “We came up with a winner in Holley.” Burfoot said she wasn’t worried about coming to SU in the midst of transition. A large part of her decision to come to SU was the program’s curriculum, which incorporates aspects from a variety of different approaches to early childhood learning. She was also instrumental in reorganizing the teaching staff after last summer’s resignations. Since her arrival in November, Burfoot has dedicated time to meet with a variety of stakeholders to fully understand the situation. From those conversations, she said she learned that everybody involved had good intentions for the center, but she feels things happened too quickly. “Change, in general, is handled differently by different people. I think that it’s important for folks to step back, to not assume and ask

questions because there are a lot of different perspectives in our community right now about the transition and how it happened,” Burfoot said. In terms of future expansion for the center, Burfoot said it’s back to square one. She said expansion is not in the immediate future, as there is much planning and consultation needed. Alston and Burfoot meet regularly and discuss matters “above the realm of day-to-day,” Alston said. They think ahead to the future and look to address the unmet need for space at the center, especially for infants, she said. There are 60 children at the center and a long wait list of SU community members hoping for a spot for their kids. “That building is not really amenable to too much tweaking. We can’t expand inside the space we currently have,” Alston said. Burfoot said a group of 12 to 15 parents meet monthly to discuss their involvement with the center. Any future planning will include deliberate involvement of all necessary parties, she said. Burfoot also meets with Daria Webber, director of the Child Development Laboratory School, to collaborate and talk about what can be done with the space they have. Alston said questions about the child care system aren’t going to go away. They’ll be brought up within the parent advisory group and will provide a road map for moving forward. “We should be optimistic about the future,” Burfoot said. “We’re all aware of the need for expansion, but it’s not a simple process and will take quite a while to get to a place where that would happen.” For now, Burfoot’s focus as the new director is the staff and continuation of the center’s commitment to early childhood education. Keck and Warren said that Burfoot succeeds in ensuring that continuity. Warren noted a few things that have been initiated under Burfoot, including a monthly newsletter. This month’s newsletter contains updates on the parent group, staff development and a letter from Burfoot about the coming end of the year — all efforts to keep parents involved and in the know. Warren summed it up with a simple phrase: “What they’re doing is right out there.”



New York has skyrocketed in recent years. In 2009 and 2010, New York State Poison Control centers received only four calls concerning the use of synthetic marijuana. In 2011, the centers received 105 calls, more than half of which involved individuals under the age of 19. Nationwide, poison control centers have received approximately 8,000 calls concerning the use of this substance since 2011, according to the order. The New York state ban is part of a nationwide reaction to the use of synthetic marijuana. Thirty-six other states have already banned the substance, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has prohibited five chemicals widely used in synthetic marijuana, according to a March 29 New York Daily News article. However, the federal ban is too narrow to cover many of the synthetic marijuana products being sold. Since the substance first surfaced three years ago, underground chemists have been constantly altering the ingredients they use to get around the ban. The federal ban is set to expire in six months, according to the article. A federal bill to outlaw the sale of synthetic marijuana nationwide is currently stalled in the U.S. Senate, according to the article.

“I think what’s scary about writing is being accountable for ideas. It doesn’t afford you the capacity for change, to say, ‘I was wrong,’” Williams said. She encouraged students to ask themselves what they feel strongly about and find their voice. Resistance is easy, she told the audience. Civil disobedience doesn’t have to mean being arrested by certain beliefs. People can be the ones who bail each other out of jail. “How do we integrate what we love, with what our gift is, into the greater good?” Williams said. Claire Bach, a senior geography and German major, said she was moved by Williams’ talk. “Some parts seemed so cliché, but at the same time, true. It was really straight-forward the way she talked, beautiful in simplicity,” she said. Williams quoted a number of favorite writers whose philosophies have inspired her. One was the son of John D. Rockefeller, who returned a piece of land owned by his father to the American people. He wrote that a feather could turn a scale in the direction of right or wrong. Said Williams: “Each of us is a feather that can tip the balance, whether it’s through a gesture, whether it’s a sentence or a question.”



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Timberrr r Woodsmen teams finish first overall at seventh annual East Coast Lumberjack Roundup

By Shannon Hazlitt



anding off saws in a timely manner and other technical teamwork elements allowed the SUNY-ESF Woodsmen teams to rank up enough points to finish first overall at the seventh annual East Coast Lumberjack Roundup. “We’ve been working our butts off,” said David Andrews, the president of the Woodsmen team who competed in Tully, N.Y., on March 24. “So it was really nice to go down and be so successful after all of the work we have put in as a team.” Half a second can make the difference between first and third, he said. The 35-member State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry team competed against 24 teams from around the East Coast, such as the University of Connecticut and West Virginia University. The men and women’s teams came in first, while the co-ed team, the Jack-and-Jill team, finished second overall. ESF hosted the event. The competition involved individual, double and triple rounds in which participants competed in events inspired by traditional logging skills such as sawing, chopping, racing through obstacle courses and climbing up 35-foot poles with spiked shoes. “That meet went off better than any that we’ve ever put on since I’ve been here, and I think a lot of it has to do with that field,” Andrews said. Natalie Scheibel, the vice president of the Woodsmen team, said the competition took place in a new, open, grassy field lined by spruce trees, which she said likely contributed to the teams’ success. “It was nice and very open, so you could see all of the events,” Scheibel said. Practicing more than two days a week was another factor that helped the team improve, she said. Matt Marks, the coach of the Woodsmen team, said he uses a hands-off approach in coaching the team, emphasizing the demonstra-

tion of key techniques by older members to newer members. “I’m not a drill sergeant,” Marks said. “But when I see someone really excited about a particular event, I will focus on them intensely.” He said that overall, the team has always showed a lot of dedication and interest in the sport. Although the competition at Tully involved many individual events, Marks said he thought the team did best in the events that involved more than two members, such as the logrolling and cross-cutting competitions. Andrews said he feels gratified that the ESF team did so well at his final home competition because it is the program’s 100th anniversary and is part of a deep-rooted tradition at the school. The program, started in 1912, is the oldest student organization at ESF. The Woodsmen’s program is now run under the ESF athletics department. Andrews said this has had both benefits and disadvantages for the program. “If we had won our home meet before we entered under athletics, I don’t think we would be recognized for it,” Andrews said. But he also said that the athletics department does not know as much about some of the more technical aspects of the Woodsmen competition. He said the department provided dry, uneven blocks of wood for the competition when symmetrical, green wood is considered better by experienced woodsmen. The team’s spring meet at Dartmouth College is the peak of its season, Andrews said, because it includes more than 50 teams from all over the East Coast. “By the end of our last meet,” Andrews said, “our hope is that we won’t have enough room in the back seat to carry all of our trophies.”

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Don’t play with fire, make first impression count IAN SIMON-CURRY


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normally wouldn’t associate a post-apocalyptic fight-to-thedeath match with fashion. But as I stayed up all night reading “The Hunger Games,” one scene stood out. The Hunger Games contestants are done up in fancy clothes and introduced on television. At one point, the main character, Katniss, dons a magnificent beaded gown that resembles flames. Katniss discovers that her appearance before the games gains her some popularity, which helps her later on. It instantly reminded me of the power that clothing can have in making an impression and the dog-eat-dog professional world we college students will soon step into. Competing for a job or internship may not be a death match like the Hunger Games, but it can feel like your life depends on it. When entering the professional world, dressing well can be a small but important factor in scoring a job or internship. First off, knowing you look your best can put you in a positive and confident mindset that will make interviews a breeze. The 2011-12 Career Guide by Syracuse University Career Services even recommends dressing up for phone interviews. We all know not to wear jeans or booty shorts to an interview, but dressing professionally can still be difficult. The challenge is to avoid looking old and uncomfortable. People who are new to dressing up often look like kids wearing dad’s big suit or mom’s old heels. Another pitfall of dress-up newbies is being intimidated by prices and buying inexpensive, cheap-looking items. Make choices that fit your budget, but consider buying higher quality pieces in smaller quantities. You may have to graduate from Old Navy to Banana Republic before graduating from college. For guys, keep khakis and a dress shirt looking young by investing in straight-leg or tapered dress pants and shirts with flair. Don’t be afraid to include textures like small-checkered patterns


Way with words “If I could make that human connection, it makes everything a lot easier.”

Tara Betts


maddy berner | asst. copy editor TARA BETTS, a creative writing lecturer at Rutgers University, recites a poem honoring Florida shooting victim Trayvon Martin at the “Life Every Voice and Sing” event hosted by Verbal Blend.

Poetry initiative gives outlet for prominent voices



tanding in front of a mic stand, poet Joshua Bennett read a love poem for his favorite artist, Stevie Wonder. He spoke with one hand in his pocket, his delivery smooth. “Maybe your soul is a window for our eyes,” Bennett read passionately. “Every song like a beautiful mirror perfectly placed at the corners of your mind.” Even when his voice became serious, audience members still snapped their fingers. Benett was one of three poets invited to speak at the “Lift Every Voice and Sing” panel on Friday night, organized by Verbal Blend and the Nu Rho Poetic Society. Inside room 304 ABC of the Schine Student Center, the crowd greeted poets Lemon Anderson, Tara Betts and Bennett with excited yells as they walked to the table. Friends of Verbal Blend founder Cedric Bolton, coordinator at the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the poets came to Syracuse University to premiere the Spoken Word Poetry Institute. This new initiative, sponsored by Verbal Blend, aims to examine the dynamic of 21st-century written and performance poetry. After seeing the panelists for the Spoken Word event on her dorm’s bulletin board, Courtnee Futch put it on all of her calendars. The three poets are renown, but she was particularly excited to see Bennett, who read at 2009’s Sundance Film Festival and at President Barack Obama’s Evening of Poetry and Music. “I stayed up until eight in the morning, when I had another class, so that I could watch all his stuff,” said Futch, a freshman biology major on the pre-med track, bouncing slightly in her seat. Bennett was joined by Anderson, the most aired poet on HBO’s “Def Poetry” and an original cast member of the Tony Award-winning “Def Poetry Jam” on Broadway. Seated in between the two male poets was Betts, a creative writing lecturer at Rutgers University and co-founder of the weekly writing and leadership workshop “GirlSpeak.”


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Invigorating set by bands propel students to let loose By Rob Marvin STAFF WRITER

A thrashing pit of bobbing heads surrounded Titus Andronicus as they took the stage Thursday night. Lead singer and guitarist Patrick Stickles’ howling vocals echoed off the walls of Schine Underground as the crowd chanted back. “We came a long way, crossed three states to get here, but it’s worth it because this is a great place to hear some rock,” Stickles said. The New Jersey punk rockers headlined the concert with Caveman, an indie group from Brooklyn, N.Y. The band laughed and joked between songs as if jamming for a group of friends in their garage. Local group The Vanderbuilts opened the concert, presented by student-run radio station WERW and the Syracuse University chapter of Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association. “It was exciting to be asked to play this show because it’s really an amazing lineup,” said Sam Kogon, lead singer and guitarist of The Vanderbuilts and a junior environmental policy major at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The Vanderbuilts’ playful energy got the audience moving right away. Kogon’s smooth vocals carried the set as he ran back and forth

between songs, trading keyboard and guitar with Dave Riddell, a junior environmental science major at ESF. The band’s upbeat melodies surged with frenetic guitar riffs and keyboards, but the unique sound of Aya Yamamoto’s fiddle resonated the most. In “She Takes the Cake,” Yamamoto, an ESF junior environmental biology major, played sharp strokes that had the crowd swaying and dancing. Caveman went on next, and their harmonies put the crowd in a trance. No one sound overpowered the mix of surreal drumbeats and interwoven vocals. “We all like singing,” said vocalist Sam Hopkins. “Every element of the band reminds me of all of us in the sense that there are different things we all like, and it all comes together really well.” During songs like “Old Friend,” vocalist Matthew Iwanusa hunched over a lone snare drum, methodically beating on it. “Our music is a lot of different things,” Iwanusa said. “It’s definitely a different sound. The fact that the vocals are so upfront and present makes the sound stand out a lot.” When Titus Andronicus began playing, the atmosphere instantly turned from mellow to chaotic. Stickles sang in a raspy voice, bouncing around with a beaming grin. He was never

lauren murphy | asst. photo editor MATTHEW IWANUSA, vocalist of Brooklyn-based indie group Caveman, beats a snare drum during the band’s set at a concert presented by WERW and MEISA on Thursday. quiet. He teased the crowd and insisted students should be more impressed that Lou Reed was an alumnus at SU. He even stopped to wish drummer Alex Tretiak a happy birthday, joking, “There are no songs left. You may now leave,” before diving into the next track. The frenzied, four-guitar harmonies and rolling drums in songs like “A More Perfect Union” and “Richard II” had everyone raging

by the stage, jumping and screaming in a mosh pit. “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a high-energy show like that sponsored by a student organization,” said Kyle Kuchta, WERW assistant general manager and a junior film major. “I’m just happy we were a part of bringing a real rock show to campus, and people loved it.”

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maddy berner | asst. copy editor (FROM LEFT) Joshua Bennett, Tara Betts and Lemon Anderson, all acclaimed poets, share personal stories of moments when poetry played a positive role in their lives.


“I was very honored to finally be at a panel with two people I respect,” Lemon said about his fellow panelists. “They’re the ringing bells of what we consider the community of poetry.” Front-row audience members recorded the poets on their phones when the three performed some of their original work. Each read their words with an energy that sent snaps of agreement rippling through the crowd. Betts performed a simple book reading of a poem in honor of Florida shooting victim Trayvon Martin and about how he should still be alive today. Her voice trembled slightly as a few cries of emotion came from the suddenly somber crowd. Verbal Blend is hosting a reading for the teenager at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Watson Auditorum. Abandoning the mic stand, Bennett walked in front of the crowd and projected his own voice energetically. His poem was one about liberation and the spreading of poetic voices throughout America. The performances ended with wild cheers for the three performers. In the discussion portion of the event, the poets revealed how poetry affected their lives and helped them grow up. “Writing has always come from the gut for me,” said Bennett, his eyes looking up in thought. “That’s sort of cliché, but it also makes sense.” Bennett said that during an isolated childhood, poetry became an outlet for his frustra-


or subtle stripes. This will give potential employers a taste of your personality, which is what interviews are all about. But it is also important to be comfortable. I’ve even chosen not to wear a tie to some interviews because I always feel like I’m choking with one on. Also consider the culture of the workplace you are looking to enter. While it is usually smart to be slightly overdressed, a full suit and tie can look silly in a casual, creative or relaxed work setting. When a suit jacket is more appropriate, fit is important. Without the proper tailoring, boxy jackets can turn your torso into a giant square. A trip to the tailor to get the perfect fit for a versatile wardrobe staple, such as a blazer, is totally worth it. Tailoring clothes can be pricy, so add dressy clothes to your wish list. Family members will be happy to help you on the path to professional success. Girls have more freedom than guys when

tions that helped him move forward in life. Poetry had a similar effect on Betts. She had a difficult childhood, coping with abusive parents and facing consistent trouble in school. Her discovery of literature and poetry gave her something to strive for and helped her make new friendships in the poetic community. “If I could make that human connection,” Betts said, “it makes everything a lot easier.” After Betts spoke, Anderson revealed that poetry had helped save his life. During time in prison, he said literature helped get his mind right for returning to society. When Anderson was released, the one job he could get was in poetry. “I hold it like it’s the boss that came into my life and gave me a job,” Anderson said. “So I’m always gonna work for the boss. And I’m always gonna protect the boss.” All three of them were surprised after the discussion when members of the Nu Rho Poetic Society, a group engaging the SU campus in poetic events, inducted the trio as honorary members. With these three, the society has 19 members, 11 of them founders. “I can put it on my bio,” Bennett said with a huge smile, drawing several laughs from the crowd. Aspiring poets who attended the event left with a deeper knowledge of professional poetry. “I’m learning now that it’s really important to just understand what poetry is,” said Ciara Goins, a junior communications design major. “I can do it because it’s a hobby, but there’s knowledge behind it that I need to know.”

they dress for the work world. While men are often confined to a suit, ladies can look professional in a dress, a skirt or even a pantsuit. Just like for guys, a good fit is extremely important for a pantsuit. Hillary Clinton, famously fond of the pantsuit, tends to look manly in her governmental get-up. Avoid Clinton’s mistake by finding a waist-defining jacket. As for shoes, flats are a reliable choice for interviews, but heels give a girl a certain confidence. Just keep in mind that if they’re too high, it can imply you want a job on a pole, not in an office. Looking good may not be of life-or-death importance like in “The Hunger Games,” but it’s an advantage on the job market. Taking extra time to look your best will make you feel great, and even greater when you snag that first career opportunity. Ian Simon-Curry is a sophomore public relations major. His column appears occasionally. He tries not to look a mess, but he is not above wearing sweatpants to the dining hall. Follow him on Twitter at @ incrediblyian. He can be reached at insimonc@


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Cause and effect Choices made in last game of trilogy determined by player’s take on character


By Joshua Rivera STAFF WRITER

n unstoppable race of synthetic beings called the Reapers aim to destroy everything on Earth. I must leave, scour the galaxy for anyone and anything that will help and hope that when I come back there’s something left to save. In a story that’s all about the choices you make, the stakes are immediately clear when the opening of “Mass Effect 3” leaves me with no real options. And every choice has consequences that persist through the entire trilogy of the “Mass Effect” series, a trademark set by the first game in 2007. On one level, “Mass Effect 3” plays out like a war story about sacrifice — the terrible cost individuals and entire species must bear to save as many lives as possible. On another, it’s the story of a single person’s actions against a sweeping backdrop of war. Stepping into the role of protagonist Commander Shepard, my choices made in the two previous games determine my fate. As Shepard, I can choose what kind of person I want to be. I can be diplomatic, charming and kind to those around me. Or I can be ruthless and cunning.

Or perhaps I’m something in between. My Shepard is someone who makes alliances with anyone, even criminals and those who would rather see me dead. He’s like that because the Reapers can’t be beaten. Almost indestructible and crab-like in appearance, they lay waste to everything around them. My Shepard will take anyone he can get because when the end comes, the more help he amasses, the better his insane gambit will work. Your experience of “Mass Effect 3” will almost certainly look different from mine. Your Shepard could have made different allies, formed different relationships and made different choices in the last two games. If this is your first “Mass Effect” game, you can customize your Commander Shepard’s appearance — Shepard can be a woman, if you wish — and select a class, which determines the weapons and special abilities available to you. Your Shepard will have lived through the events of the previous two games, but will have made different choices. The status quo is a preset one, not one that resulted from your decisions. There are still plenty of difficult decisions to make. Giving a collective of machines the

gift of freewill and covering up potential genocide are both dilemmas you’ll have to tackle to help end the war. Shepard will also know all of the surviving allies, but the player won’t. “Mass Effect 3” is an intense, emotional and absolutely stellar game even if you haven’t played the first two, but so much more if you have. When your squad mate Garrus tells you that it’s “just like old times,” it’s not a tired war cliché, but the truth — you’ve known and fought with Garrus through two entire games already. With Garrus and other soldiers, you’ll engage in desperate firefights, more challenging than any others in the series. You’ll press on, knowing that Earth can’t wait much longer. In “Mass Effect,” my Shepard made tough choices. Kaidan Alenko, the soldier I was forced to leave for dead in the first “Mass Effect”? He stays dead in “Mass Effect 2.” Had I acted differently and made different choices, he’d still be fighting with me to stop the Reapers in “Mass Effect 3.” The most beautiful scene in “Mass Effect 3” is one that you may never experience your first time through. It’s a wonderful summation of

how “Mass Effect” works, one that involves a project your teammate Liara is working on. It’s a time capsule of sorts, meant to preserve the story you’ve told through your actions in all three games. After revealing it, she asks the trilogy’s most poignant question: How do you want to be remembered?


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SU wins faceoff battle in loss; Donahue produces off bench By Chris Iseman and Andrew Tredninnick THE DAILY ORANGE

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For once, faceoffs weren’t the reason Syracuse lost. All season long, draws have been one of SU’s biggest weaknesses. The Orange’s struggles at the X have limited its possessions and given opponents the chance to hold onto the ball for as long as possible if they want to. Eliminate the faceoff futility and wins should follow. Against Duke, though, 14-of-25 faceoff victories did not translate to a win. On paper, Syracuse was going to be at a stark disadvantage against Duke. Blue Devils faceoff specialist C.J. Costabile came into Sunday’s game with a 56 percent winning percentage at the X, while both of the Orange’s faceoff men were at less than 50 percent. Ricky Buhr took most of the draws for SU, winning 10-of-18 chances, while Chris Daddio won 4-of-7. Overall, it was a solid performance from both that kept head coach John Desko from having to rotate a number of players in to find consistency. “We used some different people on the wings today, and coach (Kevin) Donahue did a really good job of evaluating the Duke guys,” Desko said. “… But we really competed there, and we know that we have to going into every game.” The importance of faceoff victories was established early, as Duke committed a looseball push on Buhr and Syracuse earned possession. That set up a goal from midfielder Hakeem Lecky just 47 seconds into the game to give the Orange an early 1-0 lead. After the Blue Devils scored four minutes later, Syracuse won the ensuing faceoff to answer right back. The Orange won possession, and midfielder Luke Cometti took a hard shot from 10 yards out to retake the lead for SU. Syracuse didn’t hold a significant advantage, as it only won three more draws than Duke. But Desko said that’s one part of the Orange’s game that is still consistently lagging, and this is a step in the right direction. “We haven’t been doing well,” Desko said. “If nothing else, I think we have to have the effort, and I think we showed that today.”

Donahue sees extended time at attack Syracuse’s leading scorer Derek Maltz did not play for much of the second half of Syracuse’s 12-10 loss to Duke on Sunday. The sophomore attack, who entered the contest with 13 goals and six assists, was replaced by Collin Donahue for the majority of the third and entire fourth quarter. “I think, Derek, when given some opportunities they short-sticked him a few times, and we’ve been playing Collin right along,” Desko

said. “ … It was nothing against Derek, (Donahue) just got in and produced.” Maltz has struggled in recent games, failing to score a goal since Syracuse’s game against Providence on March 21. He was held without a goal against Villanova on March 25 and failed to score a point Sunday. Donahue filled in nicely at the attack position, finishing with one assist, but he had a flurry of chances late in the game. He nearly swept a ground ball in front of the net into the goal in the third quarter, but it rolled just wide. With less than seven minutes to go and Duke leading 11-10, Donahue almost tallied the game-tying goal when he fired a shot toward the goal from 5 yards out. But Duke goaltender Dan Wigrizer made a kick save to preserve the Blue Devils’ onegoal lead. Overall, Desko was pleased with what he saw from Maltz’s replacement. “Collin got in and got a nice assist early and a couple of what you call hockey assists where he made a decision to pass the ball to someone who passed to the open man for a goal,” Desko said. “I think he made some good decisions. We liked what he was doing when he was in there.”

Game provides glimpse of future rivalry Syracuse’s game against Duke was important because of the win column, but it provided no definite postseason or tournament implications. That’s all going to change soon when the Orange officially makes the move to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Blue Devils head coach John Danowski downplayed the possibility of a future intense rivalry, saying that every game Duke plays is a rivalry game because of a limited amount of teams it plays. Still, Danowski said he and his players always know that playing Syracuse comes with some extra intensity. “Playing Syracuse, it is like playing Notre Dame, the Yankees, Boston Celtics all rolled into one in our sport,” Danowski said. “It’s always a tremendous challenge to play Syracuse.” Orange head coach John Desko was more open about the prospects of an intense rivalry between the two teams, and it’s one he said he would welcome. Both teams play similar runand-gun, physical styles, something Syracuse doesn’t see a whole lot in the Big East. Once SU moves to the ACC, Desko said it’ll be a consistent opportunity to match up against a competitive team for additional battles. “We look forward to that. They’re obviously a team that plays like we like to play,” Desko said. “… We’ve played a couple years in a row now, and I look forward to a new tradition.”

stacie fanelli | asst. photo editor (RIGHT) RICKY BUHR takes off after a loose ball. Buhr won 10-of-18 faceoffs and collected three ground balls, but it wasn’t enough as the Orange came up short Sunday.

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SU women’s lacrosse stifles Harvard in win Syracuse’s victory over Harvard on Saturday was a historic one. In the first women’s intercollegiate sporting event ever played at Gillette Stadium, the Orange defeated the Crimson, 10-6. SU improved to 5-2 in nonconference games this season with the win at the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. SU (6-2, 1-0 Big East) held its opponent to single-digit goals for the fourth straight game, limiting the Crimson (4-5, 1-2 Ivy League) to just two goals in the first half. Syracuse and Harvard each scored once in the first 10 minutes, but the Orange reeled off five straight goals in the next 20 minutes, including two from attack Katie Webster. But with just 18 seconds remaining in the first half, Harvard forward Chelsey Newman ended a 20:41 scoreless drought for the Crimson to leave SU with a 6-2 lead heading into the locker room. In the second half, Kelsey Richardson replaced Alyssa Costantino in goal for Syracuse. Harvard midfielder Melanie Baskind immediately took advantage. Baskind opened the second half with a goal less than four minutes into the frame. After SU attack Alyssa Murray scored her second goal of the game, Baskind came back and scored a pair of goals just 29 seconds apart to cut the deficit to 7-5. But the Orange defense tightened up. Syracuse allowed just one goal in the final 22 minutes, and Murray scored two more of her



Devils scored two goals to propel them to a 12-10 win in the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. For much of the game, Syracuse’s attack was efficient, working for shots and creating opportunities. But four final-period turnovers and four fourthquarter Wigrizer saves ruined the Orange’s chances of staving off another loss. It’s the first time since 2007 that SU has lost back-to-back games. Head coach John Desko said he was happy with his team’s effort, but not with the repeated mistakes. “They played well, and I think we played with a lot of heart today,” Desko said. “I think we had a lot of energy. I was happy with our effort, and now I think if we get rid of some of

game-high four goals as the Orange held on for the victory. Murray scored four goals for the third time this season, pushing her season total to a team-high 25 goals. SU returns to Big East play and the Carrier Dome on Saturday against No. 6 Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are the highest ranked team left on the schedule for Syracuse, but have dropped two straight to the Orange. Last season, SU knocked off Notre Dame 11-8 in the Carrier Dome.

Softball Syracuse used its offensive firepower to take two of three in its series against St. John’s this weekend. In the No. 25 Orange’s first Big East matchup of the season, Syracuse (21-9, 2-1) topped the Red Storm (13-21, 2-3) twice in its threegame set in Queens. While the pitching was shaky for SU, the Orange bats picked up the slack, hitting 11 combined home runs in its two victories. The Syracuse offense got right to work Saturday in the series opener, in which SU came away with an 11-7 win. The Orange scored six runs in the first inning alone, which included a grand slam by sophomore Jasmine Watson. It was one of five Orange home runs in the game. In game two of the doubleheader, Syracuse fell 6-1. Freshman pitcher Lindsay Taylor struggled in her four innings of work, allowing five runs. The Orange scored its lone run on back-to-back doubles from infielders Kelly Saco

our mistakes and make better decisions, I think this team will get better.” The fourth quarter was essentially a whole new game. Less than two minutes into the final period, midfielder JoJo Marasco shot a hard bullet from about seven yards out low into the cage to tie the game at 10. Marasco raised his arms up in the air and followed with an emphatic fist pump as his teammates ran over to celebrate. The Orange had the game right where it needed it. But Blue Devils midfielder Robert Rotanz had other ideas. The senior scored four goals for the game and took an aggressive 11 shots. With 12:04 left in the game, Rotanz shot low past SU goaltender Dominic Lamolinara to put Duke ahead 11-10. With four giant television screens hanging from the upper level of the stadium, Desko said he had the opportunity to look at every Duke goal to see what went wrong. He could tell if it was a wellplaced shot — which he said the Blue Devils had

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and Morgan Nandin in the fifth inning. Syracuse finished strong Sunday with another big offensive day to win 12-6. The Orange smacked six round-trippers in the contest. The Orange trailed 6-5 until senior second baseman Stephanie Watts hit her second homer of the game to put SU up 7-6. From there, the Orange added insurance runs and relief pitcher Stacy Kuwik kept the Red Storm bats in check to get the win. Syracuse returns to action when it hosts Seton Hall next weekend in a three-game series at Skytop Softball Stadium.


Women’s rowing Syracuse earned three second-place finishes in the Kittell Cayuga Combo last weekend. SU hosted Boston University, Cornell and Rutgers at the James A. Ten Eyck Boathouse in its second regatta of the season. No. 16 Cornell finished first in all of the event’s four races, with the Orange finishing second in three. Syracuse, led by coxswain Allison Todd, finished its opening heat in 6:47.4, just more than two seconds behind BU. The Terriers’ time of 6:45.8 was the best overall time of the competition. SU finished at 6:56.4 in the consolation match against Rutgers, which finished in 7:10.2. Cornell defeated BU in the final. The Orange’s second and third varsity eight and the varsity four all bested Boston in their opening heats. Syracuse’s varsity eight then faced Cornell in the final, losing by more than

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nine seconds. The third varsity eight defeated BU with a time of 7:23, but lost to Cornell in the final again. The Orange’s varsity four defeated BU before dropping the final heat against Cornell, 7:48.4 to 8:06.4. Syracuse hosts Northeastern and Pennsylvania on Saturday at the James A. Ten Eyck Boathouse.

plenty of — or a blown assignment by his defense. That being said, he couldn’t have liked what he saw on Rotanz’s game-winning goal. “Jordan (Wolf) passed it to me, and they had already slid, so I just attacked,” Rotanz said. “I dodged pretty much down the side there. There was no slide, so I just shot and it went in, thankfully.” Syracuse would still have chances. Three minutes after Rotanz scored, Marasco had another chance to tie the game. He stood wide open in the offensive zone, but shot high and the ball landed square in Wigrizer’s stick. The midfielder put his hands on his head and stared into the ground, knowing he missed an opportunity. Syracuse still had nine minutes. Plenty of time. With less than seven minutes left, SU attack Collin Donahue took a shot, but Wigrizer stuck his leg out and knocked it

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away for a stellar save and another missed Syracuse opportunity. “We’re very proud of Danny and how he hung in there,” Duke head coach John Danowski said. Three minutes later, Blue Devils midfielder Jake Tripuka finished the dagger that clinched the win for his team. A short shot went right past Lamolinara, and Duke took a key two-goal cushion. Lamolinara stood in front of the crease with his hands on his hips while SU’s close defenders tried to console him. This loss, though, rested on Syracuse’s offense. Six fourth-quarter shots. One goal. In the end, when it counted, Duke was the better team. “I think we came out fired out as best as we could. … We came out hot,” attack Tim Desko said. “We didn’t play a perfect game; we played a really good game.”

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“I think we had a lot of energy. I was happy with our effort, and now I think if we get rid of some of our mistakes and make better decisions, I think this team will get better.” John Desko


Tim Desko and Tommy Palasek were at the top of their game for Syracuse. Desko finished with two goals and two assists, while Palasek matched a career high with four goals. They paced an Orange attack that was consistent with three goals apiece in the first three periods, although the SU offense struggled in the fourth quarter.

THE BAD The second quarter

Syracuse stymied Duke time and time again in the first quarter, holding a 3-1 lead at the end of the period. But the Blue Devils struck six times in the second quarter, and Robert Rotanz’s goal with 1:31 left gave Duke a 7-6 lead heading into halftime.


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The first loss in two-plus seasons of Big East play. The second loss to Duke in eight all-time meetings. Back-to-back losses for the first time since 2007. Syracuse knew this would be a transitional year after huge losses due to graduation, but it’s still a surprise to see the perennial power Orange sit at 4-4 on the season, outside of the top 10 in the national rankings. With upcoming games against Princeton and Cornell, things are not getting any easier either.

stacie fanelli | asst. photo editor (CENTER) DOMINIC LAMOLINARA makes a save against Duke on Sunday. He finished with 10 stops but allowed 12 Blue Devils’ goals, including six in the second period.


stretch to help No. 8 Duke (9-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) earn a 12-10 victory over No. 14 Syracuse (4-4, 2-1 Big East) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Wigrizer finished with eight saves in the game, with four coming in the final period to hold off the Orange. Lamolinara, making his third straight start, made 10 saves but only stopped two shots in the fourth quarter. The Syracuse goaltender felt the heat in the second quarter, allowing six goals on 10 shots. He came up with some huge stops down the

“I’m sure we’ll get better. We got to work on (some things), but our defense is definitely starting to jell a lot better.”

Dominic Lamolinara


stretch, but he also yielded two goals that were too much to overcome in the SU loss. “I thought they shot the ball extremely well,” SU head coach John Desko said. “In a venue like this you can see the replays, and when I looked up to see where we may have made a defensive mistake, I looked at their shots and the placement of their shots, and I thought they placed the ball really well.” The Blue Devils’ offense came through with what proved to be the game-winner to break open a tie game in the fourth quarter. SU midfielder JoJo Marasco scored less than two minutes into the fourth quarter to knot the game at 10. Then Duke midfielder Robert Rotanz fired a low shot past Lamolinara off a feed from Jordan Wolf to give Duke an 11-10 lead. But Lamolinara didn’t cave. He made an outright save on Jordan Wolf from 10 yards out and made another dramatic kick save to hold Duke’s lead to one. The Blue Devils kept Lamolinara on his heels all day, outshooting the Orange 42-29. But after Syracuse crawled back, Duke’s fourthquarter goals proved costly.

“It’s fun. I play goalie to make saves, so when I’m actually back there doing something it’s actually a fun day,” Lamolinara said. “A couple misses at the beginning, but they started to stick it in the corners, and I’ve got to work on my outside shots a lot better in practice.” Wigrizer matched Lamolinara blow for blow in the final quarter, turning a subpar performance into a strong one with his fourth quarter. With less than 10 minutes remaining, Marasco fired a low shot from straightaway and Wigrizer dropped to his knees to catch it. Attack Collin Donahue got a look from 5 yards out, but Wigrizer made an impressive kick save from one knee to preserve Duke’s onegoal lead. Wigrizer made another huge stop with his helmet on a Tommy Palasek shot from pointblank with less than four minutes to go, turning away a golden opportunity for the Orange. Both teams were held scoreless for nine minutes in the fourth quarter, but Duke midfielder Jake Tripucka broke the drought with a goal with 3:05 remaining in regulation. Lamolinara said he felt it wasn’t the defense that faltered; he simply struggled to make the big save down the stretch. He can see improvement in the defensive unit as whole, but he did not come up with the critical stops. “It definitely gave me some experience and giving me some opportunities,” Lamolinara said. “I’m sure we’ll get better. We got to work on (some things), but our defense is definitely starting to jell a lot better.”


Syracuse goaltender Dominic Lamolinara and his counterpart in net for Duke, Dan Wigrizer, both experienced highs and lows throughout their matchup on Sunday. The Blue Devils goaltender got the best of Lamolinara with four big saves in the final period to seal a win for the Blue Devils. Here’s a look at the goalies’ performances on Sunday: PLAYER



Lamolinara Syracuse 10 Wigrizer Duke 8

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BEDEVILED stacie fanelli | asst. photo editor JOJO MARASCO (22) slips on the MetLife Stadium turf during Syracuse’s 12-10 loss to Duke Sunday in the Big City Classic. With the loss, the Orange fell to 4-4 on the season.

Syracuse’s frustrating season continues with 2nd straight loss as Duke controls final period By Chris Iseman



AST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tommy Palasek wishes he could have the sequence back. With a little more than three minutes remaining in the game and the score knotted at 10, the Syracuse attack stood on the crease and squared up to the cage for a oneon-one with Duke goaltender Dan Wigrizer. Palasek had the chance for a go-ahead goal, his fifth score of the day. But he shot high and the ball bounced off the goaltender’s head.

Palasek knows how he would have changed his approach. But hindsight is 20-20, and the Orange’s second straight loss still stands. “I didn’t change my plane,” Palasek said. “I shot high and kept it to the near side. If I’d do it again, I’d probably fake high, shoot low.” In a back-and-forth game that had No. 14 Syracuse (4-4, 2-1 Big East) and No. 8 Duke (9-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) fighting for momentum and the lead, SU’s offense went silent for nearly the entire fourth quarter, while the Blue




The number of shots Duke took Sunday, 13 more than Syracuse’s 29 shots. The Blue Devils’ real advantage came in the second quarter, when they took 16 shots and scored six goals.

Wigrizer bests Lamolinara in net to earn win for Duke By Andrew Tredinnick ASST. COPY EDITOR

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — In the end, the tight game came down to preservation between the pipes. And Duke’s veteran goaltender Dan Wigrizer shut the door for the Blue Devils. After an erratic performance in the first half, making just one save and yielding six goals, the junior buckled down in the second half to stymie Syracuse’s late comeback attempt. “It may have appeared that Dan

Wigrizer was struggling a little bit, and there may have been times that he was,” Duke head coach John Danowski said, “but in the fourth quarter I thought he made all the saves that the team needed.” After a high-scoring contest through three quarters, Wigrizer and Syracuse goaltender Dominic Lamolinara both settled down in the final quarter. But Wigrizer ultimately outdid his counterpart, making two more necessary stops down the


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