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*University Union is allotted approximately $275,000 to $300,000 each year for Block Party. Of that total number, about $150,000 is used to secure talent, consisting of $100,000 going toward the headliner and the other $50,000 going toward supporting acts. The remaining funds are used to pay for other expenses.

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hen it comes to spring concerts, almost every university holds a big one. Some, like Brown University, host music festivals that span multiple days and feature many artists. Each school has some iteration of a programming board — a group that spends its time planning the spring concert, booking the talent and ensuring the success of the show. At Syracuse University, that organization is University Union. After the announcement of Block Party artists Kaskade, Cold War Kids and Phantogram, SU students wanted a more extensive breakdown of UU’s working budget. Though figures are approximate and vary by year and concert, The Daily Orange compares UU’s Block Party lineup and budget to that of other schools.

Walnut Park will be split into three sections on April 27 for MayFest, a daylong event of food and music entertainment free for all Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF undergraduate students. The first section of the park will feature complimentary beer and food with proof of age, the second will host a concert and the third will offer food and non-alcoholic beverages. This year, MayFest will be open to law students and graduate students as well. SU and State University of New York College of Environmental Science

CitrusTV and a Rock the Dome concert proposed to take place next fall received zero funding from the fall 2012 Student Association programming budget. During the first of two SA budget meetings of the 56th session, officials stated that CitrusTV and Rock the Dome were not funded for vastly different reasons, but Comptroller Stephen DeSalvo said both organizations can appeal SA’s decision. CitrusTV was


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Breaking tradition A College of Law student scheduled an alternative concert for the night before MayFest, then canceled it.

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Spreading the citrus This year’s Orange Circle Awards will be presented Tuesday to three SU alumni and one drama organization.


Going through the Ivy Check Wednesday’s paper for coverage of Syracuse’s second straight game against an Ivy League opponent in Cornell.

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he element of humaneness is not dead at Syracuse. Within two hours after fire had made the Phi Gamma Delta house unfit for residence, 74 offers for living and study space, food, money and transportation were received by the chapter officers. At an emergency meeting in the lounge room of the Kappa Kappa Gamma house, representatives from other Greek houses on the Hill deluged the homeless men with requests to help. Within the space of 30 minutes, all 37 chapter members were assured living spaces and their meals until more permanent arrangements could be made. Buffet dinners were scheduled at various sorority and fraternity houses in what appeared almost like an atmosphere of competition, but what was actually an anxious desire to help. The list of homeless men was exhausted, and still friends walked into the meeting room, indicating their willingness to supply “space for an unlimited number of men ...

food for all of them ... money to whomever needs it.” When one student stood up and said that all the clothes he had were “what I have on, and they’re borrowed,” he was promptly assured that wardrobes of clothing were his for the asking. Phi Epsilon Pi, which recently bought a house adjacent to the burned out building, offered the structure to Phi Gamma Delta for living quarters for the remainder of the semester. Chi Omega, Kappa Alpha Theta and Sigma Kappa opened their kitchens to the Comstock Avenue boys for the weekend, scheduling dinners and buffet suppers for tonight, tomorrow and Sunday night. Not as kind as the good Samaritans who promptly offered their services, the roaring flames destroyed a house that was completely remodeled and renovated in 1939. — Compiled by Breanne Van Nostrand, asst. copy editor,

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CRIME BRIEFS • Syracuse police arrested Marcellus Jones, 52, on a charge of petit larceny at a Rite Aid store on South Salina Street on Thursday, according to a police report. Police spoke with a loss prevention officer at the store. He said he observed the man placing two bottles of Jergens Ultra Healing lotion, two tubes of Colgate toothpaste, two sticks of Right Guard deodorant and two sticks of Secret deodorant into his jacket, according to the report. The man then left without paying for the items. The loss prevention officer told police he confronted the man and led him to the loss prevention office, where police were waiting. • Police charged a 21-year-old man with a count of unlawful possession of marijuana Friday, according to a police report. Police arrested the man on the 400 block of South Geddes Street at 8:53 p.m. The man was found with two clear, plastic Ziploc bags, which contained a “green/brown plant like material” in his left hand. The plant tested positive as marijuana, according to the report. • Police charged a 20-year-old woman on the 200 block of Lexington Avenue on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. with a sound reproduction for playing music excessively loud from her vehicle, according to a police report. • Police arrested Andrew Eurich, 29, on a charge of grand larceny Saturday after he stole from the Kay Jewelers store in the Carousel Center, according to a police report. The man asked a salesperson in the store to see a variety of yellow gold jewelry, police said. When the salesperson showed the man a yellow gold chain with an attached crucifix charm, the man grabbed it from the salesperson’s hand and left the store without paying. The salesperson continued to watch the man and called police, who responded and arrested him. —Compiled by Stephanie Bouvia, asst. news editor,


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Stephen DeSalvo

The Student Association comptroller provided guidance to student organization representatives during the budget meeting.


Representatives who left early

Several representatives did not stay for the duration of the budget meeting. Allocating the student activity fee is one of the largest responsibilities SA has because it affects all students.


$1,458,837.49 The money allocated by the Finance Board to student organizations at this point in the budget process.

chase gaewski | staff photographer (LEFT) DYLAN LUSTIG AND STEPHEN DESALVO, president and comptroller of the Student Association, respectively, field questions during the budget meeting held Monday night. DeSalvo presented bills allocating funds to organizations from the fall 2012 programming.

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Assembly approves fall 2012 budget decisions By Dylan Segelbaum STAFF WRITER

In their first budget meeting of the 56th session, Student Association determined the fate of 119 bills from various student organizations at Syracuse University. The meeting, one of two that will take place during President Dylan Lustig’s administration, was held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Life Sciences Complex. Before this process began, Lustig

reiterated how critical the decisions made at this meeting are to all students on SU’s campus. “This is student money, this is the money every student pays,” he said. “It’s being allocated by you.” Unlike standard general assembly meetings, the budgets for these organizations were the only topic on the agenda. During budget meetings, the general assembly votes to accept or reject the recommendations made by the Finance Board from the hear-

ing process. SA cannot change the amount of money an organization was granted, but they can vote to have the board re-evaluate the bills. The Finance Board is not obligated to change their initial ruling. Groups that were either partially funded or not funded can appeal the ruling, but run the risk of forfeiting any amount they were granted previously. SA members voted to approve

all $1,458,837.49 allocated by the Finance Board at this point in the budget process. There is $406,704.00 remaining for the appeals process. CitrusTV was recommended zero funding instead of the $261,468.30 the station requested because officials failed to make their budget hearing. University Union was not granted $285,219.47 for another Rock the Dome concert due to concerns about the event’s timing and about receiv-


Performer, professor speaks as part of Transgender Day of Liberation By Sarah Schuster STAFF WRITER

Before the event started, Ryka Aoki mingled. She walked down the aisle in Watson Theater and stopped by groups of students, thanking them for coming. During her introduction, she giggled, curtsied and waved at the audience. Aoki spoke Monday as part of Transgender Day of Liberation, an event co-sponsored by ASIA, A-LINE, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the LGBT Resource Center. Tiffany Gray, associate director of the LGBT Resource Center,

introduced Aoki as a published poet, performer and professor. Aoki gradu-

“We should not be born different, and work extra hard to be treated the same.”

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ated from Cornell University with

an Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and was the recipient of a University Award from the Academy of American Poets. She began by speaking about November. The Transgender Day of Remembrance is in November, so consequently, November is when she gets the most work. She said it was relieving to speak on a day of liberation and not just on one of remembrance. “To have a day like this shows we are more than just memories,” she said. She said there was a time when

coming out as transgender was thought of as a death sentence. There was no hope for the future because there didn’t seem to be one. “It’s as if we were planning for this brief life of glitter, drag and woe,” she said. Transgender individuals can now start thinking about tomorrow, she said, because of hard persistent work from the transgender community. “As trans people there is work to be done right now,” she said. “Not simply learning survival skills, but learning

and teaching them.” Aoki then read two pieces of poetry from her newest book, “Seasonal Velocities.” The book was published by TransGenre Press, a publishing company run by a completely transgender staff. In one poem, she gave insight into the life of a transgender woman in Los Angeles. In the poem, she’s continually getting hit on by men at a bar with the same story and feels like she has to act a certain way. “If you’re smart, you’d know I know more than I’m letting on,” she


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denied funding for missing its budget hearing, while the Finance Board did not wish to fund another large-scale University Union event. DeSalvo said in an interview after the meeting that the Finance Board will decide on appeals this week, and the new bills will be voted on during the SA meeting next Monday. The second budget meeting will be held during the fall semester. The total amount available for fall 2012 programming, accumulated through the student activity fee, was $1,815,541.49. The Finance Board allotted $1,458,837.49 of the total amount to various Syracuse University organizations for upcoming programming. The amount now available for fall 2012 appeals is $406,704. CitrusTV requested $261,468.30 to fund the organization for the fall. SA granted the organization zero funding because CitrusTV repre-


and Forestry graduate students can purchase their tickets for $10. SU College of Law students can purchase tickets for $21, which will be available for sale at the Schine Box Office beginning April 9. “We’ve been working on the technical aspect of things,” said Student Association President Dylan Lustig, “making sure everything that needs to be done is being done and working with surrounding neighbors and unions to make sure they’re OK with everything.” Ticket sales will end April 27 at 4 p.m. when the event ends, if tickets do not run out sooner. Tickets can only be purchased by SU or ESF students, with a limit of one ticket per student ID. Both the

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sentatives failed to attend their budget hearing with the Finance Board. A similar situation happened to Jerk magazine in the fall for the spring 2012 budget process. DeSalvo said he and CitrusTV’s general manager spoke and determined the reason for missing the meeting was not an extenuating circumstance. Therefore, it cannot be rescheduled, and CitrusTV must request the funding though the appeals process. UU requested $285,219.47 for the next Rock the Dome concert, proposed to be held during the fall semester instead of the spring. SA denied all funding for this event. Members of the Finance Board do not believe SA should use the student activity fee to fund three large-scale concerts, as they already supply funding for Juice Jam, Block Party and the smaller MayFest event, DeSalvo said. The members also said the timing of the event, in moving the concert date to the fall semester instead of the spring like it was done

this year, was too close to Juice Jam in terms of UU being able to promote the event.

Briana Cacuci, the vice president of UU,

ticket and ID must be presented for admission. Free food and non-alcoholic beverages will be served in the area stretching to Harrison Street. Shaw and Brockway dining centers will

in the section closest to Waverly Avenue. Only students who are at least 21 years old may be allowed into that section, after presenting a valid state- or government-issued license. Bracelets will be issued to students entering the beer area. From 1 to 3 p.m., a four-tab bracelet will be offered, equivalent to four beers, and from 3 to 6 p.m., a two-tab bracelet will be offered, equivalent to two beers, according to the website. No beer will be permitted outside the beer section. MayFest’s entertainment will begin at 1:45 p.m. with a performance by Aer, followed by 5 & A Dime at 2:20 p.m., Timeflies at 3:05 p.m. and Outasight at 4 p.m. “We don’t have any plans to add any other performers, though sometimes a student DJ performs,” said University Union President Rob Dekker. But UU typically relies on campus radio

stations for the student DJ, he said. Dekker said MayFest typically takes place the last Friday in April, and for the most part, happens to be the same day as Block Party. The acts for MayFest have been secured since February or March, he said, but UU waited to announce the performers so that the names would be released at about the same time as the Block Party headliners. MayFest is a student event that is studentdriven and represents the student voice, Dekker said. UU officials worked closely with Lustig and SA so that the event could satisfy students’ interests as much as possible. “I know we’re gonna have some good bands performing, and with the free food, we know it’ll be a good event,” Lustig said. “We hope for a good turnout.”

“We don’t have any plans to add any other performers, though sometimes a student DJ performs.”

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close at 2 p.m. that day, according to the MayFest website. Complimentary beer will be served

“It’s not that the Finance Board doesn’t want to see UU hold three large-scale concerts. They don’t want to fund three large-scale concerts from the student activity fee because we want UU to use their revenue to pay for it.” Stephen DeSalvo


said in an interview after the meeting that the organization decided to move the date because members felt the fall may be a better time for the event. She said she is unsure what the next step will be for acquiring funding for Rock the Dome, as a number of internal discussions need to take place before any decisions can be made. The first Rock the Dome concert, held this spring, was funded by a separate SA allocation that was not part of the spring 2012 programming budget. Members of the Finance Board would like to see UU use more of the revenues generated from Juice Jam, Block Party or even this year’s Rock the Dome to become more self-sustaining, DeSalvo said. “It’s not that the Finance Board doesn’t want to see UU hold three large-scale concerts,” DeSalvo said. “They don’t want to fund three large-scale concerts from the student activity fee because we want UU to use their revenue to pay for it.”



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Students should consider both reputations of Thornden Park From the start of freshman year, Syracuse University students are warned not to walk in Thornden Park because of crimes that occurred there. Although these violent crimes are very serious, Syracuse Police Department statistics show Thornden has not had more crime than other areas in the East neighborhood during the past five years. Students and community members should know all the information regarding Thornden, both good and bad, and then make an informed decision on whether to go to the park. The park offers a variety of activities for students and community members, especially as the warm weather picks up. There’s a pool and basketball court, along with a football field used by the Pop Warner program. Shakespeare in the Park happens each summer in Thornden, too. The E.M. Mills Rose Garden is award-winning. The Lily Pond, a man-made waterfall,

EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board is also tucked away in the park. The park can be enjoyed year-round. The park is a great area for running. In the winter, hills in the park provide a great opportunity for sledding. In terms of safety, park visitors should follow all the same safety precautions when traveling through the park as they should while traveling through other areas on or off campus. The park is not open during the night, although those who choose to walk through it illegally should nr cautious. If students are properly educated on the statistics about Thornden Park compared to the rest of campus and if students don’t fall to the stigma and myth of the park, they can find another place to spend time and enjoy the area surrounding campus.



Movies, TV shows based on STEM careers missing from popular choices


here are TV shows and movies about doctors, lawyers and cops all over the place, but no one seems to make programs about scientists or engineers. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals are always talking about how they need to recruit more diverse students to enter these fields. A solution could be to portray them differently in entertainment. Technical professionals have stories worth telling. Narrative television and film could be a vehicle for educating people about environmental issues without preaching and a way to show people what these careers look like. It just hasn’t been done widely yet. “The Big Bang Theory” is cute, but it is only one show, and it relegates the characters to static stereotypes. The absence of characters in

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STEM fields in TV and movies happens for a couple of reasons. First, at some point in their lives, most people need a doctor or lawyer, so watching their careers are relatable. Individuals never hire a scientist or engineer — their work remains unseen to the public. Second, STEM jobs are also frequently more difficult to explain in laymen’s terms because they are so technical. This is why every rom-com heroine has some vague media job. People like watching dramatic car chases, courtroom scenes and running down hospital hallways. Watching someone fiddle with a microscope or write a line of code is less enticing. Stereotypically, scientists and engineers are portrayed as terrible communicators. They have difficulty articulating their thoughts, are shy and don’t pick up on social

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green and read all over cues. Not only does this provide a fantastic set up for miscommunication jokes, but people love Michael Cera’s brand of awkwardness. At the same time, people in STEM fields are frequently brilliant in a specific field that is challenging for most people. This juxtaposition can lead to a combination of insecurities and arrogance that is ripe with potential for conflict. With research and design projects, the possibility of failure is tangible, as scientists inevitably running

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head-on into unknown territory underprepared. It’s not interesting to watch characters succeed. Robust characters fail. I imagine it would be like telling stories about writers. Occasionally, they are sitting at a desk, but mostly they are on-screen meeting people or doing things that will inspire or relate to their work. Technical concepts, especially environmental issues, are easily framed in a human context to make them engaging. You can show people breathing in toxic fumes and getting sick or a neighborhood getting flooded in a hurricane. Characters would need to talk to residents, city council and other specialists to solve problems. There is the potential to illustrate a range of perspectives. Workplace dramas are never real-

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ly about the specifics of a profession anyway — great characters make the show work. Nobody watches “The Office” because they care about the paper industry. Scientists have friends, rivals, lovers and mentors just like everybody else. I want to watch sitcoms about engineers in their first jobs making colossal mistakes and questioning their career decisions. I want a reality show about biologists collecting samples in remote locations that is really about the wacky things people do living in isolation. There must be enough television, radio and film majors running around this campus to make that happen. Leanna Mulvihill is a senior forest engineering major and environmental writing and rhetoric minor. Her column appears every Tuesday. She can be reached at or followed on Twitter at @LeannaMulvihill.   

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ing funding for another large-scale concert through the student activity fee. A majority of the bills presented were met with little discussion or debate, aside from technical clarifications. But two bills, Phi Beta Sigma’s “Laughing for Education” comedy show and the Chinese Students and Scholar Association’s 2012 MidAutumn Moon Festival, incited discussion about the fairness of the tier system. The tier system is a measure that ranks student organizations based on the number of successful events they have held in the past. The system determines the maximum level of funding a group is eligible to receive. The tier each organization is currently in is public, and groups were implored to review this before their hearing, said Comptroller

Stephen DeSalvo. Groups cannot have their status re-evaluated until the next semester. The contention about Phi Beta Sigma’s event revolved around a mistake in the budget the fraternity submitted.

“I think the Finance Board has made it clear we want to make sure we stick to the tier system.” Stephen DeSalvo


“In the past, Phi Beta Sigma has submitted the budget, and this year, Omega Phi Beta submitted the budget with Phi Beta Sigma as a co-sponsor,” DeSalvo said. As a tier three organization, Omega Phi Beta is

only eligible to receive amounts of $25,000 or less, not the $62,655.50 requested for the comedy show. Donald Saint-Germain, president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council at SU, expressed displeasure with the decision, noting the event was funded the past two years. “How can you tell an organization, ‘You got funded for this amount two years in a row,’ even before this whole system was created, and now you’re telling them, ‘OK, now you’re not,’” he said. DeSalvo said the Finance Board is simply adhering to the tier rankings of groups devised by former Comptroller Jeff Rickert. “I think the Finance Board has made it clear we want to make sure we stick to the tier system,” he said. Saint-Germain also expressed frustration about how the process of moving up in the system is unclear to student organizations. “So the only way an organization can move up is pretty much having a conversation with you and Finance Board?” he said. “Nothing

official, no paperwork, just a conversation?” He said Phi Beta Sigma plans to appeal the decision after the mistake is rectified. The Chinese Students and Scholar Association was not granted the $9,370.05 it requested because of where it is categorized in the tier system as well. Representatives from the association discussed how this event has occurred for the past 11 years. They requested more money for this year’s event, in hopes of securing a higher-profile artist with more appeal to the student body. School of Education representative Daniel Hernandez suggested the rules governing this system should be evaluated. “I just don’t believe our rules necessarily need to be this stringent,” he said. “We should support what is reflected in our campus and in our students’ work. And I think 11 years of work is something we should uphold.” The tier system can be amended through legislation in future SA meetings.

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kristen parker | asst. photo editor RYKA AOKI, writer, performer and educator, addresses the audience in Watson Theater on Transgender Day of Liberation. Aoki called for an equal society for all.



said. “But you’re not.” She then spoke of the trans-liberation as not just a movement about transgender people, but as part of a bigger human liberation movement that’s fighting for everyone’s freedom. But, Aoki said, this fight isn’t an “eye for an eye” situation. “Saying I suffered and you shall as well doesn’t liberate,” she said. Aoki gave the example that some women, who at one point couldn’t run for office, are now denying rights to homosexuals. They, who have been liberated, are now continuing the circle of oppression, she said. The last step to liberation is not liberation itself, she said, but making sure you don’t become the oppressor. The problem, Aoki said, lies in that basic human rights need to be bought and earned. “In a liberated society, we should all start equal and work extra hard to be treated differently,” she said. “We should not be born different, and work extra hard to be treated the same.” Autumn Elniski, a sophomore paper engineering major at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, said she came to the event to experience a

different perspective. “The biggest thing I took away is you have to learn to be comfortable with yourself and not let insecurities and sorrows bring you down,” she said. Erin Carhart, a sophomore policy studies and women’s and gender studies, also said the event was inspiring. “The greatest message is that trans-liberation can flower into human liberation,” she said. “It liberates all of us.”


Ryka Aoki’s poetry was showcased in the 2011 edition of “Many Mountains Moving” and “Hummingbird Review.” She has also been featured at the National Queer Arts Festival, the National Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival, Ladyfest South 2007 and Atlanta Pride. The California State Senate honored Aoki for creating Trans/Giving, LA’s only art and performance series dedicated to trans, genderqueer and intersex artists. She appears in the recent trans documentaries “Diagnosing Difference,” “Riot Acts” and the anthology, “Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation.” Source: April 4 SU News release


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Clearing confusion SU professor clarifies global warming findings after media misrepresentation By Kirkley Luttman



edia outlets claimed the findings of Zunli Lu support arguments that human-induced global warming is a myth. But Lu claims his findings actually do not question the established warming trends, and now he is trying to set the record straight. The climate research conducted by Lu, a Syracuse University assistant professor of earth sciences, was recently published online in the journal “Earth and Planetary Science Letters,” but was later misrepresented when it appeared in several media outlets, including the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail. Lu’s research, “an ikaite record of late Holocene climate at the Antarctic Peninsula,” solely focused on one site at the Antarctic Peninsula as a proxy for establishing past climate patterns, according to a March 28 statement from Lu on the College of Arts and Sciences’ news website. Several of the published articles on Lu’s findings claim his study finds that Earth heated during medieval times without the contribution of human carbon dioxide emissions, according to the statement. But, Lu said, it is clearly stated in his research that he only studied one site in the Antarctic Peninsula, and therefore, the results should not be used to understand worldwide conditions. “The results should not be extrapolated to make assumptions about climate conditions across the entire globe,” Lu said in the statement. “Other statements, such as the study ‘throws doubt on orthodoxies around global warming,’ completely misrepresent our conclusions. Our study does not question the well-established anthropogenic warming trend.” Lu’s research was distributed to media outlets, including EurekAlert, an online news service that posts hundreds of research stories by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Lu’s research was picked up by online trade media outlets, bloggers and two British tabloids.

From his paper, multiple media outlets concluded that Lu’s research proved carbon dioxide is not the cause of current global warming trends. These misinterpretations spread to the United States in an online editorial published by the Washington Times, said Judy Holmes, communications manager for the College of Arts and Sciences, in an email. Holmes said the misinterpretation was costly for Lu. “The media blitz cost Professor Lu valuable time over the course of several days because he was inundated by emails from colleagues, other scientists, as well as nonscientists from across the globe who were trying to establish if the news stories they read were accurate,” Holmes said. She said this was stressful for Lu, as he was concerned with maintaining the integrity of his research after the media conducted inaccurate reporting. Holmes received a number of emails and phone calls as well, which she said is highly unusual. While studying ikaite crystals from sediment cores drilled off the coast of Antarctica, Lu and his researchers discovered that the water that holds the crystal structure of ikaite together traps information about temperatures present when the crystals formed. Because of this, Lu and his researchers were the first to establish that ikaite can be a reliable proxy for studying past climate conditions, according to a March 21 College of Arts and Sciences news article. Lu conducted his research while he was a post-doctoral researcher at Oxford University. The data interpretation was done when he returned to SU, according to the article. Said Holmes: “It is difficult for the lay public to make informed decisions about contentious issues — particularly those concerning climate change, conservation and preservation — which require objective, scientific research and discovery when news reporters fail in their duty to write accurately about the science behind the issues.”

The Greenhouse Effect One of the most well-known causes of climate change is the intensification of the greenhouse effect, by which thermal radiation from the sun is radiated back to Earth.

Two-thirds of the energy wavelengths that reach the Earth are absorbed by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and radiated back to Earth, warming its surface.

About onethird of the thermal energy that reaches the Earth is reflected back to space.

While the greenhouse effect is essential for keeping the Earth at a habitable temperature, human CO2 emissions have intensified the greenhouse effect.

Rumor has it...

News media misinterpreted Lu’s Antarctic findings. The results show evidence of global warming independent of human emissions in only one particular region during the medieval times, but Lu insists his findings are not evidence that the entire Earth heated up.

The Science

CaCO3 + Calcium carbonate

Very cold temperatures

According to Lu’s publication in “Earth and Planetary Science Letters,” the ikaite record shows that the region experienced a “prolonged cold period dominating the older part of the core, followed by an oscillation to a period of warmth, a return to cold conditions and a final trend of increasing warmth.”

= Ikaite crystals

A very important note Lu’s study took place in a very small portion of the Antarctic Peninsula. Although his findings indicate a period of warmth, this does not mean that the rest of the Earth experienced a period of warmth.



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alking with adjunct professor Geoffrey Navias into the puppeteering workshop at the Open Hand Puppet Theater company is like walking through a dream. The walls contain murals, primarily medieval scenes. Puppets from performances past are scattered intermittently. A Dave Matthews Band song floats from one student’s iPad, part of a small group working on bird-like shadow puppets. Navias stops briefly to tweak the wing of one of the birds and continues walking. One phoenix head, reminiscent of the character Gonzo from “The Muppet Show,” has enormous eyes and an eerily hooked beak. At the end of the workshop, two students work with an enormous slab of clay. They sit, kneading it between their hands. The shape is unclear. “Have you ever taken glass and you put a little bit of water on another sheet of glass on top of it and slide them, and they don’t pull apart?” Navias asks. “Well, clay is like thousands of bits of shale, and there’s water in there.” As the professor explains the process of working with clay, the slab

begins to take shape. A jaw becomes defined, along with sunken-in eye sockets — the two girls are sculpting a skull. ••• A small white house sits next door to the theater, where Navias has spent 30 years as artistic director. Inside is a giant puppeteering workshop used for Navias’s SOL 345: “Puppets and Community” class, part of The Soling Program through the College of Arts and Sciences. The class has been offered for seven years and teaches students to create a wide variety of puppets built from scratch. The class meets Thursdays from 2 to 4:45 p.m. The first project, one incorporating the clay skull being constructed in the workshop, is part of this year’s SU Showcase for Sustainability taking place April 18 at the Schine Student Center. “The theme is the future of plastics, and so we’re making giant puppets completely out of plastic,” Navias says. “It’ll be a large skeleton creature riding a pale horse made out of plastic.” On the first floor of the house, a giant piece of plastic tubing snakes around the floor. One student applies a blow-drying device to the tubing, adorned in small leafs of plastic sheeting. The paint of the floor bubbles under the heat. Navias, unconcerned with the bubbling floor, takes the tubing and moves it accordingly. The “pale horse” suddenly becomes apparent. “As we were looking at the future of plastics, one of the themes of the future of plastics is death,” Navias

kirsten celo | staff photographer (FROM TOP LEFT) Geoffrey Navias, artistic director of the Open Hand Puppet Theater, collaborates with students on a project for SOL 345: “Puppetry and Community” class. Navias, the adjunct professor of the class, teaches the art of making and performing with puppets. The class also works with fifth-graders at Van Dyne elementary school to create a phoenix-shaped puppet based on poet Maya Angelou’s works. says mischievously. “And recycling. So much of the skeleton creature that they’re creating is recycled.” This includes the skull; the clay has made several hundred masks before this project. ••• The second project is in collaboration with the fifth-grade class of Van Dyne Elementary School. Navias holds up

a small cage crafted by his students. “We started with Maya Angelou’s poem, ‘I know why the caged bird sings,’ and so the image, for the theater piece, is a caged bird,” Navias says. “If you think about different peoples and the songs that they create out of the movements, it’s that same issue of why do caged birds sing?” Students working on the project

traveled to Van Dyne Elementary School to work with groups of fifthgraders weekly. At the end of the class, the students and their parents will be provided with transportation to SU to see and be a part of the final production. This freedom project is split into two groups: one works on the shadow puppets and shadow screen, and the


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Her tattooed sleeves make Chuck’s Café bartender Sarah Turbett easily recognizable behind the bar. Turbett, a senior viola performance major, wears tank tops and T-shirts on work nights and shows off her inked poppies and octopus. Right before she turned 18, Turbett got her first tattoo at Lucky Lotus Studio in Rochester, N.Y.: a sleeve of poppies on her left arm. The poppies are based on works by Hokusai, a Japanese artist widely known for his painting “The Great Wave of Kanagawa.” “I have a weird fascination with old Japanese-style prints,” Turbett said. An octopus came to life on her right arm about three years ago. She had it done at Halo Tattoos on Marshall Street. “The artist free-drew the octopus on my arm,” she said. “I like the way it moves perfectly with my body.” Another Japanese painting inspired the octopus, “Tamakatzura Tamatori Attacked by the Octopus” by artist Kuniyoshi. She intends on getting another tattoo, but said she wants to have a good reason for it. For now, she’s content with what she has. “They’re both different. They’re complete opposites,” she said. “The poppies are sweet and colorful, whereas the octopus is more aggressive.” —Compiled by Soriana Stern, staff writer,


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Facebook proves it pays to expand by buying out Instagram, other startups


repare to raise your pinky to the corner of your mouth and imitate Dr. Evil’s accent. Facebook announced its largest acquisition to date on Monday: the popular picture-sharing social network Instagram. The selling price? A cool $1 billion. Though this acquisition may be the most notable and controversial one to date, it is only the most recent in a long line of acquisitions trailing the ever-growing social media giant. The company secured some acquisitions to merely secure a domain name, like the acquisition of from the American Farm Bureau


our ram is bigger than yours Federation. But Facebook’s aim for most was to snag some of the most innovative and talented minds in technology and design. Regardless, each acquisition helped enhance Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and

CEO, acknowledged that the buyouts were anything but altruistic. “We have not once bought a company for the company,” he stated. “We buy companies to get excellent people.” Looking at the long and colorful history of Facebook acquisitions, it’s interesting to see which buyouts corresponded to the creation and possible improvement of certain Facebook features. The company bought Beluga, a group messaging service, in March 2011 for an undisclosed sum. The technological capabilities of Beluga later manifested in the equally lovable and loathsome Facebook Messenger service. The startup’s founders, Ben Davenport, Lucy Zhang and Jonathan Perlow, joined the Facebook team. In December 2011, Facebook bought out Gowalla, the evil twin of geo-location social media platform Foursqaure. Officially shut down in March 2012, Gowalla lagged in demographic penetration in major metropolises and globally. So why exactly did Facebook acquire this seemingly mediocre company? Gowalla’s beautifully intricate yet conceptually simple designs proved to be an asset to induce envy. Facebook’s main motivation was acquiring the talent that made the gorgeous app. A statement issued by Facebook last December read: “While Facebook isn’t acquiring the Gowalla service or technology, we’re sure that the inspiration behind Gowalla will make its way into Facebook over time.” Though Timeline was already in existence when Facebook incorporated the management team behind Gowalla, it was reported in March by The Next Web blog that the team is helping with the integration and development of this new version of the Facebook profile.

This brings us up to Instagram. This photosharing social media application is hailed as homage to everything that is revered about traditional photographs. Aspiring photographers can snap pictures, apply funky filters and share them with followers on Twitter or Facebook. But this acquisition seems different. Besides the astounding cost or monumental buying of Instagram’s active audience, measuring to about 30 million, there are no apparent plans to kill the Instagram service and reincorporate the services into Facebook in some sick reincarnation scheme. Zuckerberg claims nothing but pure intentions in the buyout. Despite the promise of preservation, the Web is alive with concerns over the acquisition. One major problem is the extension of Facebook’s privacy issues into the realm of Instagram’s data stash. Another is that the “mainstream” popularity of Facebook will ruin all that was cool and appealing about the more exclusive social media network of Instagram. Tweets galore prompt Instagram users to export their Instagram photos to local storage devices using Instaport, followed up with a link to the Instagram page where a user can disable his account. Such drastic measures won’t be necessary, but now that Instagram is tethered to Facebook with an umbilical cord that will be its sole source of fiscal resources and manpower, only time will tell if this app survives the acquisition. Until then, keep your eyes on the next startup to be bought out by Facebook, and photo-filters applied by Hipstamatic.


dents enjoy working with children and making such elaborate puppet projects, Navias is also a drawing factor to the class. “He’s awesome,” says Cj Cervantes, an undecided freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences. “He’s a really cool guy.” Immediately to Cervantes’ left sits Sylvie Alusitz, a freshman jewelry making major. The two tease each other about the difference in size of their plastic strips. Alusitz stops the teasing to comment on professor Navias and his passion for the class. Laughing, Alusitz reflects on one of her favorite memories from the semester. “One day, he was showing us masks and was rolling on the floor, acting out the masks,” she recalled. “Is your professor going to do that?”


other on the Gonzo-like phoenix creature. Jillian Davis, a senior public relations major, shows off some of the preliminary sketches for the phoenix. The project will feature an enormous creature measuring 12 feet by 18 feet, covered in streamers with hinged, flapping wings. Davis talks about how much she enjoyed her time working with the students, walking in each week and hearing them call out their names. “For me, that’s one of the best parts,” Davis said. ••• On the second floor of the white house, several students sit, chatting amiably while ripping up strips from Wegmans bags. Though the SU stu-

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Minaj experiments with style, rises on second album as versatile artist



ot many artists can pull off having their sassy fictional persona undergo a complete exorcism at the Grammy Awards. But it’s still debatable whether Nicki Minaj even got rid of her alter ego. As Minaj continues her antics in her latest album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” the emcee redefines what it means to be a hip-hop artist. The Trinidad-born rapper came on the scene in 2007 with her mixtape “Playtime is Over.” She soon caught the attention of rap mogul Lil Wayne, who signed her to Young Money Entertainment in 2009. She rapidly rose to fame with hits like “Moment 4 Life” and “Super Bass,” proving to be both a talented performer and a mainstream artist. However, her recent dabbles in electronic music raised the question as to whether “mainstream” really means “sellout.” Clearly, Minaj is trying to make money off of her album, but it also has many layers. Like her multiple personalities, three different styles come out in the span of the 22-track “Roman Reloaded.” The first is heavy on the electronic pop side. In songs like “Starships” and “Automatic,” Minaj gives her audience a dose of party music. These songs have lighthearted subjects and are all about dancing and partying. Minaj focuses so much on singing that she actually sounds like pop singer Karmin. But you can’t expect much more from party songs. She made it a point to make listeners dance and accomplishes that, even if it doesn’t do much for her hip-hop reputation. Unfortunately, the next tier of tunes are annoying songs — catchy but unnecessary. In songs like infamous “Stupid Hoe” and “Beez in the Trap,” she takes lyrical shots at her haters.

But these simple, repetitive tracks have simplistic and repetitive rhymes. In “Beez in the Trap,” she spits: “A hundred motherf***ers can’t tell me nothin’ / I beez in the trap, be-beez in the trap.” She drones on like this for too long and the song ends up sounding like an inappropriate version of Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair.” Luckily, Minaj redeems herself. Plenty of songs have impressive beats and no-gimmick rhymes that feel raw and real. In songs like “Champion,” featuring Drake, Nas and Young Jeezy, it’s refreshing to hear her talk about her struggles in life. This no-nonsense approach is a throwback to her old style. So she’s not a complete sellout, and listeners need to take into account that Minaj is not your typical rapper. She actually started out as an actress in a Brooklyn performing arts high school, explaining her theatrical performances and need to have split personalities. More importantly, Minaj never claims to be strictly a hip-hop artist. She even considers herself as an experimental artist. In an interview with Sirius XM Radio’s “Sway in the Morning,” she said: “You just gotta realize that I’m never gonna be one-dimensional. … When mainstream got a hold of Nicki Minaj, they turned her into a girl that wears wigs and has funny voices. So then we had to get past that.” This nostalgic Nicki paints a nice picture, but the girl we had before is not necessarily better than the one we have now. Hits like “Champion” show that Minaj is still capable of producing good music. Although she may sacrifice showing her talent for mainstream hits at times, “Roman Reloaded” satisfies a variety of pleasures. She tackles party songs just as well as straight-up hip-hop ones. If that makes her a sellout, then so be it.

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Bachini paints mural in Drumlins to bide time as injury heals By Trevor Hass CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Behind the curtain at the tennis courts at Drumlins Tennis Center, there is a chair, a partially completed mural and an artist. The chair is to help the artist reach the mural on the wall. The mural, when completed, will be a painting of the logos of all four Grand Slam titles. The artist, Syracuse freshman Breanna Bachini, hopes to win a Grand Slam and be the No. 1 player in the world someday. But for now, sidelined with a pulled stomach muscle, she paints. “(The mural) gives her a nice little relief, to be close to the team as we’re practicing while she’s healing,” Syracuse head coach Luke Jensen said. “I think it really is an expression of what she’s dreamed about as a little kid and continues to dream about today.” For Bachini, watching from the sideline is tough. She pulled the muscle early in the season, before coming back to win her first four matches of the year. The freshman then lost her next four matches until the injury forced her to sit out again. Bachini is now undergoing rehab multiple times a day to try to get back to full strength and painting when the team practices. “Despite her setbacks, she still has that goal in mind,” teammate Komal Safdar said. “Instead of taking a nap, she’s still with us and thinking about winning a Grand Slam every day.” Bachini’s quest to become a Grand Slam

champion started in Sacramento, Calif. While most sixth-graders were at school, Bachini was at home, balancing on a Physioball and catching a football, standing upside down against a wall or practicing her strokes for hours on end. She was homeschooled from sixth to 11th grade, working toward becoming a professional tennis player.


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Rich Andrews, a tennis coach in Sacramento, started working with Bachini when she was 13. Andrews teamed with Bachini’s father, Tedd, to elevate her game to an elite level. The grueling hours of training paid off, as she was the No. 1 player in the Northern California region at every age division. Bachini has improved over the years at picking out her opponents’ weaknesses and grinding out points, Andrews said. “She’s a very physical player, so somebody who’s on the court with her has to work extremely hard to stay in the point,” he said. “I think she’s really come a long way.” Being homeschooled and training every day, Bachini didn’t have a typical childhood. She hadn’t been to a dance until 12th grade, when she went to Horizon Charter School in Lincoln, Calif., two days a week. Coming from a completely different lifestyle, making the transition to college life and playing on a team for the first time was difficult. “When I got here, I was like, ‘Wow’ because there are so many people,” she said. “The first semester was pretty tricky for me. I was following my roommate around. But now I’ve kind of expanded, and I’m talking to more people and getting used to the system.” While Bachini has acclimated to college life and the freedom that comes with it, her eating habits and training regimen are the same. To stay healthy, she follows a strict diet. She has never had a hamburger and very rarely has sugar or bread. That discipline carries over to her game,

where she likes to grind out points on the baseline. Bachini said she wants to return from injury in time for the Big East tournament. But for now, every day after practice, Bachini walks to the other side of court seven at Drumlins, stands up on the chair and paints. She said she plans to have all players on the team sign

“Despite her setbacks, she still has that goal in mind. Instead of taking a nap, she’s still with us and thinking about winning a Grand Slam every day.” Komal Safdar


their names next to each Grand Slam they want to win, hoping it serves as a motivation for her teammates. And Bachini is focused on doing everything she can to ensure that one day the message behind the painting will become reality. “That’s why we all sign on to this program,” freshman Amanda Rodgers said. “Breanna and I always talk about it, and that’s definitely her dream. I can see her winning one. It’s really close for her.”

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The Syracuse attack then turned to head toward the top of the fan as it appeared she had decided there was no opening there for a goal. The defender Johnson was lulled into a false sense of security. But rather than swing the ball back around the arc, Tumolo found Gabby Jaquith streaking across the circle, who quickly put it past Giovanniello to give SU a 3-2 lead. “I just think that’s how I play,” Tumolo said. “I don’t even realize it, but I’m shaking my defender, just trying to get her to move a little bit, and then I saw the opening and Gabby finished. It just happened.” Once the Orange had a lead, it ran away with it. Four minutes later, Tumolo found midfielder Katie Webster on a wide-open cut down the middle for a score. On the ensuing possession,


down, embracing a team concept and remaining one of the most explosive offensive units in the country. The Big Red’s lone loss came to No. 1 Virginia in a 9-8 overtime defeat, and Cornell ranks sixth in scoring offense with 12.89 goals per game. With or without Pannell, Cornell will provide a tremendous challenge to No. 14 Syracuse’s (5-4, 2-1 Big East) defense when it travels to Ithaca to take on No. 5 Cornell (8-1, 4-0 Ivy League) at Schoellkopf Field at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Cornell handed Syracuse its only defeat in the regular season last year, and Pannell led the way with six points. But Desko’s main focus is getting ready for the Big Red that has kept winning without the formidable attack. “They are a team. I think they’ve shared it more (without) Pannell there,” Desko said. “Everybody’s adjusted from the films I’ve seen, even the Virginia game when they lost by a goal, I think they were adjusting in that game and still only lost by a goal.” For Syracuse, the game Tuesday is a chance to build off a much-needed win over Princeton on Saturday after losing two

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she fed Sarah Holden for another SU goal. And with 8:20 left, Tumolo took it herself. After drawing a foul driving from the right side, Tumolo lined up for a free-position attempt offset to the right. Taking one step, she bounced a shot past Giovanniello’s left foot.

straight. Desko said the Orange has an opportunity to add a quality win to its resume for postseason play. To earn the marquee win against a top-five opponent, SU defender Matt Harris said the team just needs to play with the same energy it did against the Tigers. The Orange flew all over the field Saturday, forcing Princeton into 19 turnovers. Syracuse relentlessly harassed the Tigers during Princeton’s clear attempts and offensive possessions. Harris said that aggressive mentality remains a focus for the Orange heading into its matchup with the Big Red. “We’re trying to do the same thing, try and trap a little bit and try and make one guy get the ball so we can double team,” Harris said. “We have a very athletic defensive midfield and our attackmen can even ride as well, so we’re just trying to keep the same concepts, build on what we had at Princeton and go from there.” The Syracuse defense will need to disrupt Cornell’s offense for the Orange to pull off the upset on the road. Six different Big Red players have tallied at least 10 goals this season, spreading the ball around to a host of playmakers. That poses a challenge for freshman goal-

The junior captain kept Giovanniello continually off-balance throughout the half. The All-Ivy League goalie entered the game third in the nation in save percentage and sixth in goals allowed per game, but nearly 23 minutes in, she had allowed nine goals — nearly one more than her season average — and failed to record a save. “I was just focused on getting my teammates the ball,” Tumolo said. “They were cutting really hard. Their defense was really hard on the cutters and giving us a shove, but our attack was doing really well getting through and getting open.” After taking a 13-3 lead into halftime, the Orange continued to attack. Tumolo scored first and Murray scored twice, but the highlight came with 6:32 left when freshman Loren Ziegler scored her first career goal. The Syracuse bench, Tumolo and Murray included, erupted emphatically. The Orange finished the game on an astounding 18-1 run, its most dominating

tender Bobby Wardwell, who will likely start in net after earning the win in his debut against the Tigers. Wardwell turned away nine shots Saturday, and he’s ready to see plenty of shots fired his way again Tuesday. “They have a great attack, so that will be a little difficult,” Wardwell said. “I think our defense can handle it, though. Obviously we have a great defense. Other than that I know they have a good goalie and just overall, they’re a good team.” And with another championship-caliber team staring it in the face, Syracuse aims to finally pick up an impressive victory after losing its previous three matchups with top-10 opponents in Virginia, Johns Hopkins and Duke. But the Orange knows it won’t be easy against a talented Cornell squad on the road. Even if Pannell remains sidelined. “Rob’s a great player. He’s arguably the best player in college lacrosse,” Harris said. “But it’s Cornell and they have great pieces waiting to sit behind him and come in, so it might be a little kink in their armor, but they’re still a top-5 team, and their record shows that.”


stretch this season. But if Gait hadn’t made the adjustment early on, the Orange may never have pulled away. “Eventually we took them out of that shut off by having everybody else contribute,” Gait said. “And that’s the best way to end a shut off, to have everybody scoring so that you realize you have to play good team ‘D’ and not just deny one person.”

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Costantino sets tone with strong half in goal By David Wilson STAFF WRITER

In less than nine minutes, Alyssa Costantino already had three saves. But she also already allowed a pair of goals. After clearing the ball following a pointblank save against Dartmouth’s Liz Calby, Costantino, the Syracuse goaltender, jogged over to the sideline to talk to her position coach, Brett Queener. “(He said to) just make an adjustment with the defense on how to handle the players around the crease,” Costantino said. “And that’s one good thing about our defense, they’re really good at adjusting to any situation, so they took that advice and used it for the rest of the game, which helped us.” From there, Costantino was nearly unbeatable. The goaltender allowed just a breakaway goal over the next 21 minutes of the half to help No. 2 Syracuse to a 22-4 blowout victory over No. 6 Dartmouth on Monday. The sophomore stopped seven of the Big Green’s 10 shots on goal to give the Orange (9-2, 4-0 Big East) a commanding 13-3 halftime lead over Dartmouth (8-2, 4-0 Ivy League) and roll to the easy victory. Costantino handed the reins to Kelsey Richardson at halftime, but the goaltender’s excellent first half made the rest of the game easy for the freshman and the rest of the SU defense. “We just worked on like our fundamentals today,” SU defender Becca Block said. “… And our goalies really stepped up when we needed

them. They made some good saves.” Entering Monday’s game, it was the Dartmouth’s goaltending that was expected to control the game. Kristen Giovanniello entered the game with the third-highest save percentage in the nation, saving 51.6 percent of her shots faced, but she didn’t make her first save until the 7:26 mark of the first half and allowed 13 goals in the opening frame.

“With the help of the defense giving me those pressured shots they’re easy saves to make, so that helped me get in my rhythm and to further play for the rest of the half.” Alyssa Costantino


On the other end, Costantino was putting on a clinic. “Dartmouth’s not a high-scoring team. They’re more of a defensive-oriented team,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “They’re supposed to be the defensive squad. … (Us) just getting turnovers and pressuring shots and you get the saves, they’ve continued and they’ve worked

hard this year.” Costantino didn’t allow a goal for nearly the final 15 minutes of the first half while the Syracuse attack unit was busy scoring nine of its own. The SU goalie also held Dartmouth scoreless on three free-position opportunities in the first half. Late in the first half, Costantino made an excellent point-blank save on Lindsey Allard, but the midfielder was fouled and drew a free-position shot. That was no issue for Costantino, as the goaltender made yet another excellent stick save to deny the sophomore’s shot headed for the bottom right corner of the net. Plays like these were made easier by the physical play of the Syracuse defense. It forced a weak first attempt and a swarming mentality that forced Allard to shoot earlier than she may have liked on her free-position attempt. “With the help of the defense giving me those pressured shots they’re easy saves to make,” Costantino said, “so that helped me get in my rhythm and to further play for the rest of the half.” Although Costantino heaps much of the credit onto the once again phenomenal play of the defense in front of her, the goaltender’s teammates and coach weren’t as shy to give the sophomore credit. Despite Dartmouth’s tendency to lean on its defense, it is still one of the nation’s elite squads, and a fast-paced game like

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Monday’s, which saw 26 combined goals, would expect to yield more than four scores for the loser. It takes more than just a good defense to do that. “She played great, she really did,” Gait said. “She was focused and I think her defense supported her, got pressure on some of those shots, allowed her to get into the flow of it and just played solid.”


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Babb overcomes cancer, provides boost for Denver defense By Chris Iseman ASST. SPORTS EDITOR

After a stressful few days, Drew Babb sat on the couch in his home with his father, John, trying to relax. His father got up and left for work, but five minutes later, he walked back in the door to deliver news that would shake up Babb’s life. A biopsy taken from Babb’s neck revealed he had stage one Hodgkin’s lymphoma. As the two tried to process the news, John Babb told his son the doctors were positive about his chance to beat the cancer. Later in the day, they’d have a meeting to discuss the treatment and course of action. Babb was supposed to be starting a new lacrosse career at Denver, but that was suddenly up in the air after he was diagnosed with cancer in July 2009. “Right away, they told me it was definitely a possibility,” Babb said. “It would be hard because I would be coming off of chemo and stuff, but it was still a possibility.” Babb had just finished up four stellar seasons at Arapahoe High School in Arapahoe, Colo. He planned to be in Denver that fall to begin his college career to play for legendary head coach Bill Tierney, who left Princeton with six national championships to take over the DU program. The lymphoma made the start of Babb’s collegiate career difficult, but he worked his way back after two long years to give Denver’s inexperienced defense a boost as a redshirt sophomore this season. Before he could get back on the field, he had to beat lymphoma and a host of other setbacks.

It started with some swelling in the right side of his neck during his senior year of high school. Babb didn’t think much of it, and went back and forth to the doctors trying to find a cause for the inflammation. Once the school year ended, his doctors conducted the biopsy that found the cancer the summer before his freshman year at DU. Babb and Tierney spoke about his future soon after, discussing how they would handle both the cancer and his career. “Drew and I have become really close because within days of when I got here,” Tierney said, “that’s when we discovered he had the cancer, and we had to do a lot of heartfelt talking about what the thing was, what the treatment was going to be like.” Babb’s doctors didn’t know whether he’d be able to play his freshman season at Denver. It depended on how his body responded to the chemotherapy and how quickly the treatment worked. The chemo was effective, as it started to beat the cancer. But it also brought on another fight. One that ended up being even more challenging than the cancer itself. As a part of the treatment, doctors gave Babb the steroid medication Prednisone to help with the pain. After about three rounds of chemotherapy, Babb began feeling a pain in his right hip. The medication caused avascular necrosis, a condition that started deteriorating his hipbone. Babb couldn’t do any physical activity for one full year, which meant playing his freshman season at Denver was out of the question.

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Babb’s lifestyle went from active to sedentary in a heartbeat. “I had to go from that to monitoring myself and making sure I never ran or anything like that,” Babb said. “I think that was really the different adjustment for me.” He went to nearly every practice, but Tierney made it clear that he didn’t have to attend if he wasn’t feeling well. Weather changes, especially, caused pain in Babb’s hip, and those days made going to practice difficult. The season and year passed, and the next summer, Babb returned to the gym to begin building his strength back. He was in line to be on the field with his teammates for the beginning of fall practices, fully recovered from the cancer and necrosis. Or so he thought. Just weeks before the start of his sophomore year, he began to feel a familiar pain in his left hip. Babb went back to the doctors, and they told him he now had necrosis in that hip and that the bone had stopped growing. He would need surgery to re-stimulate the bone growth. Denver junior defender Kyle Hercher said watching Babb face a second bout with necrosis might have been more devastating than the cancer itself. “He was running with us, he was lifting with us, and then a week before school, he finds out that’s not going to happen. That was really devastating,” Hercher said. “I think that was even harder than finding out he had cancer because he had just put in so much work to find out that

he couldn’t do it.” That began another year off the lacrosse field, but Babb still went to nearly every practice. He turned his attention to the next season. Like he did a year before, he started the process of getting his strength back. Lifting in the gym. Light lacrosse work on the field. Each helped him get back into playing shape. His junior year began, and there were no new diagnoses. The Denver coaching staff added a wrinkle to his return to the field, when they made Babb, a midfielder in high school, a close defender — a move he completely welcomed. It’s been a transition that he’s taken too well, taking advantage of his 6-foot-2, 205-pound frame. Babb will still feel occasional pain, but mostly, his redshirt sophomore season has been smooth sailing. He’s scooped up 10 ground balls and caused four turnovers in his first season on defense, impressive considering his inexperience. When he took the field for the first time this season, Babb said it was surreal. As a junior, he was playing in his first game. And it was coming after two difficult years. The feeling didn’t last long, though. His return to the field, with cancer and necrosis beat, was complete. Lacrosse was all that was on his mind. “Once the game starts, all that stuff kind of went to the back of my mind, and I just played the best as I know how,” Babb said.



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stacie fanelli | asst. photo editor RALPH D’AGOSTINO and Syracuse will look to stop an explosive Cornell attack when the two teams square off at 7 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca on Tuesday. The Big Red ranks sixth in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 12.89 goals per game this season.

Red alert Syracuse faces stiff test against potent Cornell attack unit in attempt to win 2nd straight game

By Ryne Gery



ohn Desko hasn’t even discussed Rob Pannell with his team heading into Syracuse’s matchup with Cornell. That’s because Pannell, who entered the season as one of the top players in the nation, has been sidelined since he suffered a fracture in his left foot March 3. And the Orange head coach still sees a dangerous Big Red team. One that has lost just once all

season, even without Pannell. “You have to prepare knowing that he could possibly be there, that’s an option and we don’t know the status of his injury, so we just got to be prepared to play Cornell,” Desko said. “If Pannell shows up, we’ll have a game plan for that, and if he doesn’t, then we’ve just got to be prepared with what we’ve seen on film these last few weeks.” The film has impressed Desko. Cornell is 6-1 since Pannell went



Since All-American attack Rob Pannell went down with a broken bone in his left foot March 3 against Army, Cornell has gone 6-1. The Big Red boasts a talented roster full of scoring threats who have picked up the slack offensively to fuel the team’s success. Here’s a look at Cornell’s seven-game run without Pannell this season: DATE

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The Dartmouth defense stepped onto the field clearly intent on shutting off Alyssa Murray, and for good reason. SU’s leading scorer entered the game with 33 SYRACUSE 22 goals as one DARTMOUTH 4 of the nation’s most dangerous attacks. In the first five minutes, Murray was frustrated. The Orange offense fell behind early after it committed three turnovers and a pair of fouls. But SU head coach Gary Gait made a simple adjustment and put the stagnant Orange offense back in order. “They decided to try and deny Alyssa the ball, so we moved (Murray) from playing up top to behind (the net), and we ran some offensive plays from the top,” Gait said. In doing so, Gait slid junior attack Michelle Tumolo from her regular spot behind the net to the right side. For Tumolo, that right doorstep — a few yards behind the left shoulder of Big Green goaltender Kristen Giovanniello — was her sweet spot in the first half. She tallied six points (two goals, four assists) in the opening 30 minutes, serving as the catalyst for No. 2 SU’s (9-2, 3-0 Big East) dominant 22-4 victory over No. 6 Dartmouth (8-2, 4-0 Ivy League) on Monday in front of 554 fans in the Carrier Dome. It was the Orange’s eighth straight win and third in the last five days. Tumolo finished with eight points, tying a career high, on three goals and five assists, each distributed to a different teammate. Murray tallied four goals of her own, each coming off a free-position attempt. “On those kind of shots, you just want to get in on the whistle as fast as you can and just put it around the goalie,” Murray said. In total, 11 members of the Orange found the back of the net. SU has now defeated seven top-10 teams this season. After scoring on a feed from Murray seven minutes into regulation, Tumolo recorded her first assist when she fooled Dartmouth defender Kelsey Johnson. Holding the ball on the right doorstep, Tumolo faked a drive before backing away.


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