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Harmless hangover Researchers find drinking the night before a test doesn’t affect results. Page 3
Friends of law student reminisce
New venue sees mixed reactions
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I can open my own door Krystie Yandoli discusses the conflict of being a feminist with a chivalrous boyfriend. Page 5
Squeezing pennies Cent$ and Sensibility fashion show demonstrates how to stay hip on a tight budget. Page 7
Big time Syracuse opens up the New Meadowlands Stadium with a 13-4 thrashing of rival Princeton. Page 16
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The day the announcement was made about the recreated MayFest, students began pledging their disapproval and desire to continue the traditional block party on Euclid Avenue, creating a Facebook event entitled “MAYFEST — Walnut Park can s**k my ba**s, I’m getting wasted on EUCLID!!!!!” that garnered 2,676 as of Sunday night. “This event was created 20 hours ago, there’s 1,362 guests confirmed,” said Michael Devinsky, the event’s creator, on the event’s wall. “I’m thinking we’re on a good pace for throwing a rager.” After Student Association and University Union’s announcement Wednesday for the university-sanctioned day, many students have expressed interest in continuing to throw parties along Euclid. But outside of the group, some students said they are glad an alternative party was created in Walnut Park. MayFest 2010 was planned by SA and UU in collaboration with the administration, in order to create a day for students separate from SU Showcase, which will be held April 19. Classes will still be held on both days, but Syracuse University has sanctioned and provided for a celebration in Walnut Park on April 30, including free food, SEE MAYFEST PAGE 4
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OLIVIA VILARDI-PEREZ, a sophomore anthropology major, models a $15 black dress by student designer Samantha Davis, a sophomore fashion design major, on the runway at Friday’s Cent$ and Sensibility fashion show. SEE PAGE 7
City receives grant to crack down on distracted driving By Beckie Strum ASST. NEWS EDITOR
The federal and state governments have granted Syracuse $300,000 for a pilot program to boost law enforcement of distracted-driving laws prohibiting texting or talking on a cell phone while driving, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Thursday at 2 p.m. in Schine Student Center. The two-year program is active immediately and will affect Syracuse University students who text while driving,
said Tony Callisto, chief of the Department of Public Safety. “Police in the Syracuse area are looking for people breaking distracted-driving laws,” Callisto said. “There will be zero tolerance. If someone is found, they will be issued a ticket.” Funding for the program will provide for the overtime pay of state troopers, Onondaga County Sheriff’s deputies and police at the Syracuse Police Department patrolling for distracted-driving offenses, Callisto said. The
federal government is providing $200,000 to Syracuse-area police, and the state has contributed $100,000. Syracuse is only one of two cities chosen to participate in the pilot, which will also entail public awareness advertisements and studies to see how well the efforts change behavior and attitudes. The other city chosen was Hartford, Conn. Callisto compared the new program cracking down on driving distractions to police campaigns such as “Stop DWI”
and “Click it or Ticket.” Twenty years ago seat belt use was approximately 20 to 30 percent in New York, despite laws enforcing them, Callisto said. But after instituting “Click it or Ticket,” a statewide public awareness campaign to ensure people wear seatbelts, that number has risen to around 90 percent, he said. “Once there was some money for strict enforcement, people understood they didn’t have a choice,” he said. SEE DRIVING PAGE 4
Ashley Barr remembers one question Jamie Wood would always ask her — the one question that demonstrated what kind of classmate, student and person he was. “He would always say to me, ‘What’s the point in learning something if you’re not going to fully engulf yourself in the material?’” said Barr, a first-year student at Syracuse University’s College of Law. Barr has studied alongside Wood in the College of Law since August, and the two became close friends. Wood died Wednesday of ulcerative colitis, which causes inflammation and ulcers in the colon, said Gail Wood, Jamie’s mother. Jamie, 28, was studying at SU to be a patent lawyer. Barr and other students remembered him as a dedicated, hardworking student who valued his education above everything else. Jamie’s funeral was held in his hometown of Pittsburgh Saturday morning. The College of Law created an online memory book for students and professors to leave memories, comments and condolences to Jamie’s family. In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations to the College of Law in Jamie’s name, Gail said. Although Barr only knew Jamie for seven months, she said the rigorous schedule of law school made him feel like a friend she had known for years. They became friends after Jamie called to ask her a question about an assignment, and they ended up talking for more than two hours about schoolwork. “He went above and beyond,” Barr said. “When it was late in the hours and nobody wanted to do their homework or take the time to read every single detail, he was the one who took that time to make sure he knew those details.” Jamie completed his undergraduate career at Pennsylvania State University with a degree in industrial engineering and remained there to complete his master’s degree in the same field, Gail said. Gail said her son had an artistic side he didn’t often share with people. He would bring home beautiful artwork in high school but kept it to himself, she said. “As he got older, he created in a different way as an engineer, through SEE WOOD PAGE 4
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Justice Stevens announces retirement European nations offer $40 billion to Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said help Greece Friday he will retire this year, giving President Obama another opportunity to shape the nation’s highest court, CNN reported. Stevens, who turns 90 on April 20 and has served nearly 35 years on the court, announced his resignation in a brief letter delivered to the White House at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Obama lauded the retiring justice Friday afternoon and said he will move quickly to fill the vacancy before the court reconvenes in October. The White House has quietly but actively prepared for weeks in anticipation of a vacancy, government sources said. Stevens was nominated by President Ford and took his seat on December 19, 1975. Before his appointment, he served from 1970 to 1975 as a judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and was the associate counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee from 1951 to 1952, among other positions.
European leaders sought Sunday to quash any doubts about their resolve to help Greece, offering the country a one-year aid package of up to 30 billion euro at a much lower interest rate than investors have been demanding, The New York Times reported. The plan, under which countries in the euro zone would lend Greece money at 5 percent interest — compared with as much as 7.5 percent the government paid on bond markets last week — brought the currency union significantly closer to what would be the first rescue member in its history. At the same time, the size of the financial commitment, the equivalent of $40.5 billion, which was above market expectations, could at least postpone the need for aid by reassuring investors and helping Greece refinance debt that comes due by the end of May.
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Study shows hangovers don’t affect testing By Rebecca Toback Asst. Feature Editor
Consuming alcohol to the point of a hangover does not affect test scores the next morning, according to a study conducted by researchers at Boston University and Brown University released in late March. Participants in the study scored no differently on a practice Graduate Record Exam and a quiz on a lecture after a night of drinking to a bloodalcohol content of .12 than they did without drinking any alcohol. But participants did show a slowing in reaction time. The study examined 193 college students ages 21 to 24 over the course of four days and asked them to drink either beer or a non-alcoholic drink. The students then took a practice version of the GRE and a quiz on a lecture they heard in the afternoon prior. The participants took these exams both after a night of drinking alcohol and after a night without. “We hypothesized that GREs wouldn’t be affected but the quiz on the lecture would be affected, and people would do worse under the alcohol condition because the knowledge they obtained was more recent,” said Jonathan Howland, a professor of community health sciences at Boston University and a lead researcher of the study. The hypothesis was based on the difference in study time for the GRE and the quiz, Howland said. For the GRE, students learn the material over a long period of time, whereas the quiz in the study tested on information learned the same day the drinking took place. Howland said he and the other researchers are happy they completed the study and most of the participants enjoyed taking part in the study. But he doesn’t think the effect of the study will be large, he said. “If I told you that smoking doesn’t cause Alzheimer’s disease, I don’t think a lot of people would start smoking,” Howland said. “It still causes lung cancer, emphysema. It’s sort of like, just because drinking six beers doesn’t affect your GRE testing the next day, (that) doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.” Though the study did not show test scores being affected, it did show a slowing in reaction times and attention that could affect the safety in driving or riding a bicycle the morning after drinking. Damaris Rohsenow, the other lead researcher on the study, a professor of community health and the associate director of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown, warned that these results only represent the see health page 4
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Jam session Windjammers, Syracuse University’s vocal jazz group, performs at its 25th anniversary concert Sunday at 4 p.m. in Schine Underground. The group preformed Latin jazz, blues and an original jazz piece by the director and pianist, Bill DiCosimo. The Westhill High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble also sang at the anniversary concert, which was sponsored by the Setnor School of Music.
Armenian genocide lecture begins Awareness Week By Dara McBride Staff Writer
The first annual Genocide Awareness Week will begin Monday with a
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lecture by award-winning author Peter Balakian, called “The Armenian Genocide and Modernity.” Balakian, a professor of the humanities and English and director of creative writing at Colgate University, will use his lecture to explain how the Armenian genocide is still an unresolved issue. The lecture is on Monday at 4 p.m.
in the Winnick Hillel Center. Balakian was chosen to speak because he is one of the foremost scholars on the Armenian genocide, said Alan Goldberg, co-director of Syracuse University’s regional genocide and holocaust initiative. Goldberg said inviting Balakian to speak on the Armenian genocide is important due to the massacre’s
historical importance and continued effect. Turkey has not been granted membership to the European Union and will not be unless the country acknowledges the mass killings of Armenians in 1915-18 as genocide. Balakian appeared on “60 Minutes” in February to discuss the
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Students, alumni raise $153,000 for cancer research By Susan Kim Staff Writer
Ten years ago, David Aitken lost his mother to lung cancer before his children had a chance to meet her. In memory of their late grandmother, Aitken’s children helped their dad set up a tent with the banner “Honoring Marilyn ‘Nana’ Aitken” and a fundraising stand called “Coloring for Cancer.” “Everyone — whether it’s a relative, neighbor, co-worker — has been affected by cancer,” said Aitken, a Class of
1994 Syracuse University alumnus. Aitken and his family were a part of nearly 200 teams and 1,500 people who attended Relay for Life on Saturday in the Carrier Dome to raise money for cancer research and patients. Relay for Life started Saturday evening at 6 p.m. and lasted 12 hours. Though people could leave when they wanted, they were encouraged to stay until the event ended at 6 a.m. and were kept entertained with performances, movies, the Survivor Lap, on-site fundraising activities
and the Luminaria ceremony. Megan Woods, publicity chair of Relay for Life, said SU raised $133,000 in online donations before the event started. By the end, she said they raised a total of $153,000. Though the goal was to reach $200,000, Woods said it is still attainable because people can continue to make donations online. Last year, SU raised $130,000. Sarah Mack, a member of the “Orange You Grad?” team, which consisted of graduate students from SU, said she had been involved in
Relay for Life in previous years and saw it as a chance to have a night away from classwork, to relax and to reconnect with her friends while supporting a good cause. “It’s a great opportunity for people to come together for a common cause,” Mack said. Many people participated in the Survivor Lap, which lasted almost the entire 12 hours. Participants walked around the Dome to give hope to victims of cancer and to encourage see relay page 4
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designing and things,” she said. But Jamie’s focus at SU was to study, she said. When he first started taking classes in the fall, he was worried law school wasn’t right for him because he didn’t know much about law or understand material in some of his classes, she said. But after talking to a professor, he was assured that his background in engineering would help make him a successful patent lawyer, she said. Aside from his dedication to his education, Gail said, her son also had a soft side. When he first finished his engineering degree, he went to North Dakota to work for Ingersoll Rand, an international supplier for transportation and agricultural industries, she said. “He would call us and say, ‘Mom and Dad, there are these Labrador retrievers and these
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Although DPS is not receiving any of the public funding, Callisto said DPS officers are enforcing the law as well. LaHood’s announcement said the U.S. Department of Transportation chose Syracuse because there is very good coordination between the various police departments in the area, Callisto said. “They work so well together, they thought this was a great spot to eliminate the use while driving,” Callisto said. Plans to have LaHood give the announcement at SU have been in the works for several weeks, Callisto said. In addition to LaHood, Gov. David Paterson was also at SU for the announcement, according to an article in The Post-Standard.
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Armenian massacre. He is also author of “The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response,” winner of the 2005 Raphael Lemkin Prize, a New York Times Notable Book and a New York Times best-seller. Balakian’s lecture is one of many that will commemorate violence that has occurred throughout the world, including genocides in Armenia, Bosnia, Darfur and Cambodia. The week will include a mixture of speakers, panel discussions and film screenings to educate the SU community on genocide and ethnic violence issues. “We forget that every act begins with one. Every act of heroism begins with one, and every act of terrorism begins with one,” Goldberg said. “That’s what I want people to recall. Everything begins with one. And we talk about the Holocaust as 6 billion, 11 million, but you know what it is? It’s one plus one plus one.” This is the first time the SU community has seen anything of this magnitude organized by STAND, the student anti-genocide group on campus, said Rebecca Chad, president of STAND and a senior international relations and Middle Eastern studies major. “Everything starts with awareness, and we’re not expecting people to go out and travel to the Congo or become experts on what’s going on in Burma or Darfur or something,” Chad said. “We just hope that people will know — know what’s going on because that’s one of the most important things about being a citizen in this country and this world.” A reception on Friday will encourage students to become active against the abuse of minerals in Congo mines by contacting Congress and asking to pass legislation that will hold companies accountable for the minerals used in electronics.
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people just leave them outside, and it’s freezing,’” she said. “We’d tell him to call the police, but Jamie would go over and comfort and feed them. He was kind of a macho guy, in a way, but he had a very tender heart.” Matthew Nunn, a first-year law student, also said he saw a sympathetic side in Jamie. Nunn, an Ohio State alumnus, said he once invited his entire class over for a Penn State-Ohio football game. Many of the other students in the class said they would come but ended up staying home due to large workloads, he said. But Jamie, a Penn State alumnus, stopped by for the second half of the game even though he had work to do. “The whole time I got the impression that he came because he knew it meant a lot to me to have someone who went to Penn State there,” Nunn said. “I didn’t get the impression that he was really that concerned about the game, but he just came because he knew it was important to me. I didn’t even know him that well at the time.” email@example.com
Mercedes Garcia, a sophomore psychology and Italian major, drives her car on campus and said based on experience, texting while driving is dangerous. “I’ve done that and it’s a mess,” Garcia said. “Talking on a speaker phone is just like talking to someone in the car. But you need to keep your eyes on the road. Texting is actually dangerous.” Callisto thinks the program might help raise concerns about pedestrian safety in particular because pedestrian traffic is especially high in Syracuse, he said. The high volume of students who text while walking across the street makes the issue of distraction even more important to address, he said. “The public streets are used more by pedestrians during the day and evening,” Callisto said. “Distracted drivers create a significant threat. We’re lucky more accidents haven’t happened.” firstname.lastname@example.org
“In light of the events of the Holocaust, there’s this whole cry for ‘Never again,’ and things are happening again,” Chad said. As part of the awareness week, Shoshana Torn, Israel and cultural vice president on Hillel’s student executive board and a freshman art history major, organized Sunday night’s Holocaust memorial service at Hendricks Chapel as a commemorative effort. The night included performances by students who had visited Israel or Poland and have seen the effects of the Holocaust, Torn said. Torn said she was educated early on about the Holocaust but recognizes others might not be as aware. She worked with STAND to coincide the Holocaust remembrance activities with Genocide Awareness Week. “The Holocaust is something that, yes, happened 67 years ago, but it still relates to us today,” Torn said about the continuing violence happening in foreign nations. Emily Willard, vice president of STAND and a senior policy studies and international relations major, also said part of Genocide Awareness Week was reminding the community that ethnic violence is not a thing of the past. “Our main goal is to educate about genocide and to remember that they’re not issues that have only occurred in the past and that’s why we wanted to pair it during Holocaust Remembrance Week,” Willard said. The week will involve the local Congolese community through a performance Wednesday night by a motivational rapper and expert on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Omekongo Dibinga. “The hope is that we educate our peers and our community and our professors and our elder community members about what’s going on,” Willard said, “and following that, provide them with resources with more information where they can take a next step.” email@example.com
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live music and free beer for students over the age of 21. “I think all the seniors will go to Euclid,” said Michelle Smith, a senior in the College of Human Ecology. Krystin Paci, also a senior in the College of Human Ecology, said she would go to Walnut Park if she lived closer but will probably go to Euclid. Several students have gone to SA President Jon Barnhart with concerns and questions regarding the alternative party in Walnut Park, Barnhart said. “I think the biggest misunderstanding is that this is student-planned,” Barnhart said. “People are talking about this being an administrative overhaul, but it’s very much an SA and UU thing.” In addition to worries about the administration’s interference, the biggest complaint Barnhart has heard about MayFest is the relocation from Euclid to Walnut Park, he said. MayFest was moved to Walnut Park in order to protect students from getting in trouble with the police by partying on Euclid, Barnhart said. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner sent an e-mail to students who live off campus Wednesday, reminding them that Syracuse police will be cracking down on all students violating noise and open-container ordinances on Euclid. SA, UU and the administration were aware of the strict law enforcement in the Euclid area on MayFest and wanted to offer an alternative to prevent students from facing the consequences of the law, Barnhart said. Many of the concerns brought forth by students are things SA and UU brought up to the administration during planning, Barnhart said. One concern involved roping off a section specifically for students over 21 to drink alcohol, Barnhart said. Events supported by the school
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blood-alcohol content of .12. Other levels may have different effects on test scores the next morning. Alycia Hendricks, a senior retail management and marketing major at Syracuse University, said she usually doesn’t drink the night before a test. But given the results of the study, she said she would consider doing so if she felt prepared enough to not study the night prior to the exam. “I don’t think I ever have gotten drunk the
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them to keep fighting. Most teams also participated in an on-site fundraiser. Members of SU Breakdance found a way to raise money by doing what they loved and gave out break-dancing lessons for $1. “It’s great that our passion can be used for a good cause,” said Jon Shih, a freshman computer art major. This was only their first year participating in Relay for Life, but members said they would participate again next year to “break for a cure.” Other teams raffled an HDTV, offered manicures, created a jousting stage, painted faces and sold wristbands. At 10 p.m., the on-site fundraisers were briefly paused for the Luminaria Ceremony, which lasted one hour. Nearly all of the participants walked around the Dome as they
cannot provide beer unless more than 75 percent of the students attending are over 21. By roping off a portion of the park for the distribution of beer, there is a guarantee that 100 percent of the students in that section are of legal age. Despite the high number of students who plan to continue MayFest on Euclid, other students said they are happy there will be a university-sanctioned celebration. “I’m kind of glad it’s been moved to the park,” said Tess Bonn, a senior English and textual studies major. “It’s a more comfortable environment with more room. You don’t have drunk people bumping into you all the time.” Ellie Engstrom, a freshman theater design and technology major, said she is glad she gets to experience some form of MayFest. “Being a freshman, I’ve never had this experience before. So I really don’t know what to expect from MayFest, but the concept seems to be a very good idea,” she said. “It would be a very fun thing to do.” Engstrom heard that in the past, MayFest was a wild block of parties out in the open, which isn’t as safe as the enclosed party on Walnut Park this year, she said. Andrew Carlson, a sophomore television, radio and film major, said he thinks students will party however they want, but the new party in Walnut Park is not a bad thing. “I’m probably going to take advantage of whatever SU has. I’m just excited for free food and activities,” Carlson said. Barnhart said the party on MayFest is the result of student representatives like himself pushing to reinstate a day for students, rather than lose MayFest completely. “The people who are unhappy about this are people who forget we’re students and have experienced MayFest,” Barnhart said. “It’s upsetting when students think we, as other students, don’t have them in mind.” firstname.lastname@example.org
night before a test because most of the time I end up procrastinating and need to look things over,” Hendricks said. “But, if I studied beforehand and felt prepared, I wouldn’t see the harm in having a few drinks the night before.” Though the outcome of the study may be little, Howland, one of the researchers, said the effects of alcohol have not been studied thoroughly and the team was able to find new information. “We hypothesized there would be no effect with GREs, but with the quiz we found no effect either,” Howland said. “It’s more of a ‘hmm, how about that’ than a surprise.” email@example.com
watched the words “HOPE” and “CURE” light up on opposite ends of the stadium. Luminaria bags, which were decorated with the names of loved ones who have been diagnosed with or died from cancer, were placed around the edge of the Dome. Those who were not walking were honoring their loved ones as they sat or stood near their Luminaria bags. Some hugged each other for support, others cried and a few prayed for their loved ones. While participants walked around the Dome or stayed by their bags during the Luminaria Ceremony, coordinators read hundreds of names of people who have had or died from cancer. Woods said Relay for Life not only helps raise money for cancer, but it can also have an effect on the attendees. “Even if they don’t realize they weren’t affected by cancer, they can go to Relay to realize that,” Woods said. “These individual people have made such a difference in someone’s life.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Chivalry: Act of affection, not sexism
aster Sunday breakfast is a tradition in my family, but it was difficult to enjoy this year because of my physical discomfort. There’s nothing more painful than being in a loud atmosphere with an excruciating headache and nothing to cure it. After a few moments of complaining, my boyfriend removed himself from the table without any explanation. He came back 15 minutes later with a bottle of Aleve in one hand and my favorite cup of Starbucks in the other. My boyfriend practices chivalry. In fact, he gives it a whole other meaning: I’ve been delivered cups of coffee on countless occasions; been paid for at nearly every movie; and I’ve even been cooked dinner after a stressful day. Initially, this sparked confusion — I felt complicated about being in a relationship that seemed to perpetuate such tradition. Being a feminist in a heterosexual relationship means facing issues of a patriarchal tradition, otherwise known as chivalry. It raises the obvious question of whether chivalrous acts are appropriate or offensive: Do I accept the door-holding and flowers, or reject it in the name of progress? Feminism has provided me with the option of independence and choice, yet in this instance it is easy to get caught up in political ideals and ignore the potential for equality at hand. Instead of calling his nice gestures chivalrous, I can simply deem them polite and thoughtful. There have been moments when I’ve gone out of my way to display my affection, and I’ve definitely paid for the same amount of meals as my counterpart. It’s also crucial to realize that my boyfriend doesn’t do these things because I’m a woman, but because he cares about me. They’re acts of love, not sexism. What it all comes down to is kindness, selflessness and the maturity to come to terms with the idea of gender equality in all aspects. Chivalry cannot be gender neutral because it historically stems from patriarchy, but genuine acts of kindness can be. It does not have to oppress or create
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not a barbie girl further chauvinism. While feminism has done wonders for women’s rights and sparked change over the course of time, it has also complicated my feelings about love and relationships. There are assumed stereotypes and opinions that feminists take on concerning love and marriage. I choose to associate with feminism, which means accepting chivalry is, well, unacceptable. Courtney Martin and Jessica Valenti explore this idea in their separate blog posts on feministing.com. Martin claims, “As with all things thorny and romance-related, it seems like this ultimately has everything to do with your own relationship to the chivalry being bestowed on you. If having my car door opened makes me feel like lover man thinks I’m an invalid, not so feminist. If, instead, it strikes me as his way of expressing that he wants me to feel seen, appreciated, taken care of, it might actually feel like a fairly feminist act.” It was important for me to realize that there was no need to get my panties in a twist about the Starbucks and Aleve because it had nothing to do with male and female gender roles — it was about a selfless act from one person to another (I love you). I would have done the same for anyone that I cared about and would probably replicate this action in one way or another. All relationships teach us something new, and I’ve learned that chivalry doesn’t have to be a sexist act rooted in backward ideals. It’s about mutual respect between partners, regardless of gender.
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‘Hydrofracking’: Simple value of judgment Tensions are high over one of the more recent and controversial topics to come onto the horizon in the local sphere in some time — the issue of hydraulic fracturing, or “hyrdofracking.” As a second-year graduate student of environmental science at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, I would like to get to the heart of the matter and override the political sentiments that accompany this issue, involving large sums of money and multiple environmental issues, as it does, to make a basic examination of the pros and cons of this proposed undertaking. The basic idea is to pump large quantities of liquid into the underground Marcellus Shale formation through drill holes in order to
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High fashion presented at low cost in SU students’ runway show
By Rebecca Saxon Contributing Writer
he Cent$ and Sensibility fashion show Friday night proved that, contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to look chic for less than $50 and be environmentally conscious while doing so. The show, now in its fourth year, began as stunning garments were paraded down the stairs of Newhouse I’s lobby. With help from the Fashion Communications Milestone Program and the Rescue Mission: Thrifty Shopper, the show was put on by the fashion program at Syracuse University. The lobby was filled with people hanging over the upper floor to catch a glimpse of the designs. “It’s always jam-packed every year,” said Carla Lloyd, the co-director of the Fashion Communications Milestone and an associate professor of advertising. The show has been in the works since September, Lloyd said. Lloyd said this year’s theme was about recession and sustainability.
“The show has always kind of spoken for itself,” said Hilary Smith, a senior advertising design major in the program. Smith has been working with Lloyd and Karen Bakke, the other co-director of the Fashion Communications Milestone and an associate professor of design, during the last few months. Backstage before the show, models and stylists flitted around to make last-minute preparations. As the models peeled out of their clothes to make garment adjustments, a fog of hairspray clouded the room. Student models waited anxiously in a long line to have their makeup applied. Jaisa Dominguez, an undeclared freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences, is no stranger to modeling. She has taken modeling classes and modeled at the Fashion Institute of Technology. “I’m excited about walking down the steps. No one sees you walking down them, and it’s really hard but so exhilarating,” Dominguez said. “Let’s face it: There’s a lot of
waste,” Lloyd said as she introduced the show. She explained that people wear things once or twice and then throw them away. Those clothes end up in our landfills, with the amount of clothing in the trash increasing by five times in the last few years. The freshman collection started with a sculptural, off-white bodice that looked like something out of a Viktor & Rolf runway show. Following the more avant-garde pieces were sensible, ready-to-wear looks ,such as a knee-scraping blue sheath. As the models came down the steps with Vaseline-covered, glistening limbs, the crowd was wowed by the variety of looks. The first look was a belly top and little more than ruffled underwear. High-waisted overalls, a ruffled jean vest and high-heeled boots followed. During the show, projected images of the students at work in the studio were shown on a wall. At times, it was hard to tell if the designs on the runway were made by students or
belonged at a high-fashion show at Bryant Park, especially when an Ann Demeulemeester-esque black cocktail dress came down the stairs. Next came the Cent$ and Sensibility portion of the show. These recession-ready ensembles proved that it’s easy to pull together amazing looks from thrift store finds, if you’ve got the will to hunt. The male resembled a hip Steve Urkel. The men donned cuffed jeans, newsboy caps, 1980s glasses and bowties. The looks were retro and the styling incorporated ideas of recycling into the models’ hair as their bouffant hairstyles housed beer cans. On the projection screen just above the models was a list with the outfit costs. Nothing was more than $4.99. The sophomore designers’ models pranced down in silk bodices, ruffles and high-waisted harem pants. Tulle skirts accompanied ankle boots and a baby pink one-shouldered dress with sky-high platforms sashayed down the runway. There was also a see fashion show page 8
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ometimes, geeks just have to let it out. No offense to our friends, family or that random guy on the street tolerating our incessant rants about the hidden meaning behind the “Batman” Issue 3 cover. You guys do a great job of listening, but sometimes we just need someone who can agree that the cover is secretly homage to the Joker. Not that I spent three hours figuring that out or anything. There’s only one place where geeks, dorks and dweebs around the world can unite to discuss all things nerdy: Internet message boards. The proverbial watering hole for geeks around the globe to meet up and chat, these forums allow geeks to discuss ninjas, pirates or even ninja turtles. If there’s a passion for it, there’s a digital message board to discuss it. These message boards act like international comic book or video game shops. Instead of hanging out in strip mall, we just hang out and chat on computers. Socially acceptable? Perhaps. Totally awesome? You bet your 50 galleons it is. With an entire community set right before you, joining in on a conversation about George Lucas is almost too easy. On message boards, the inner geek can really come out. Take my word for it. What you see and hear from geeks on a daily basis is just a miniscule tip of a much larger iceberg. Geeks are on a verbal playground, throwing as many vague references and useless facts out into the air, knowing full well that fellow “fanboys” will understand. “To create a geek community, online discussion participants must use geeky words, write about geeky topics, and do appropriately geeky things,” said Cynthia Gordon, who teaches a course on cultural communication and is a professor in communications and rhetorical studies, in an e-mail. “In so doing, they create not only shared ways of using language, but also a set of values defining the group.” There is no major authority for geek culture. On message boards, geeks create and facilitate critical discussion on their own. “The way Siskel and Ebert reviewed movies, members of a comic book message see steinbeiser page 8
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punk-rock edge on one student’s mini dress that branded zippers and leather detailing. The junior fashion design students gained inspiration from designer Geoffrey Beene, whose work is known for its use of color, geometry and movement. The inspiration was not hard to see as the models came down in long,
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board analyze the latest issue of ‘Green Lantern’ or ‘The Avengers,’ or whatever book(s) they’re reading,” said Ryan Daly, aka “Bandito,” one of most frequent users of newsarama. com, a site dedicated to comic book, movie and video game message boards. “Most members try to bring a level of depth and sophistication to the discussion beyond merely good or bad.” Now, message boards among geeks are unique beasts: Sure, they facilitate discussion for fans and industry insiders, but more often than not, it often becomes the stomping grounds for super-geeks to harass everyone else for not being able to quote every episode of “Star Trek.” Forget living long and prospering together, message boards for geeks often devolve into a grudge match between fanboys. “I feel vindicated when I can school a new fan on the archetypal natures of Superman and Batman,” Daly said. “The reward is feeling smart. It’s very narcissistic, but it helps justify the amount of money I spend on this hobby.” When taking on a “secret identity” of sorts,
sweeping patterned dresses. True to high-fashion form, the show ended with bridal couture. As over the top as it was, it worked. The hard work of the fashion students and associated faculty during the past few months paid off. The audience walked away enlightened, not only to discover that fashion doesn’t have to be expensive or detrimental to our environment, but that retro is still in. firstname.lastname@example.org
it’s easy for most cowardice geeks to act like the Hulk online. As long as the anonymity is there, people feel liberated to say whatever they please. “I think interacting anonymously does at least two things: It frees people to talk about personal things without (or with reduced) embarrassment, and it also provides a low-risk context for ‘acting out,’” Gordon said. With geeks being able to say whatever they want without personal consequence, it is just like being a superhero, minus the spandex. We’re at large to do whatever we want. It can sometimes be a little self-serving, but that’s the point: On message boards, geeks can be themselves, but highly respected for it, too. “That’s all it’s really about: seeing your own username and whatever bon mot you posted to a discussion and feeling like you’re smarter and funnier than everyone else,” Daly said. “That’s better than flying.” Flash Steinbeiser is a communications and rhetorical studies and writing major and the feature editor. His column appears every Monday. He can be reached at ansteinb@syr. edu, though it’s probably easier to contact him on the newsarama.com message boards, where his name is “scarlet speedster.” No joke.
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The good LIFE
With high-deﬁnition cinematography, Discovery Channel’s documentary ‘Life’ pleases audience, provides awe-inspiring visuals
By Jordan Walker STAFF WRITER
he word “groundbreaking” would be the best way to describe the new 11-part documentary series “Life” on the Discovery Channel. Entertainment and education usually don’t mix on TV, yet “Life” manages to innovatively capture both aspects. “Life,” a coproduction for BBC and the Discovery Channel, grabs moments in nature that have never been captured on camera. The show delves into how Earth’s animals and plants function, live and survive on a planet dominated by humans. Produced by the same people who introduced the world to “Planet Earth,” the breathtaking 2006 nature documentary, “Life,” narrated by Oprah Winfrey, sheds light on exotic life forms and allows the audience to get a close look at rarely seen species of animals, plants, insects, mammals and fish. Each week, the documentary has explored amazing sights on land and in the sea. Since its debut on March 21, there have been brilliant shots of mammals in their natural habitat as they help their young, as well as images of millions of fish swimming in schools in the darkest parts of earth’s oceans. By far the most entertaining and stunning episode has focused on the creatures of the deep ocean. The exploration of deep-sea marine life thousands of feet below sea level is simply mesmerizing, but so is seeing how life is transformed and adapted to extreme levels of low light, low temperatures and scarce amount of food. “Life” is one of the most visually pleasing shows that will air on TV this year. The technology used in making this documentary
is spectacular. The close-ups of the smallest insects and specks of marine life are seen with the help of ultra high-definition photography, which magnifies images up to 500 times of what a human can. The result is awe-inspiring. The best way to watch this visual masterpiece is on a high-definition television. Seeing each detail of a droplet of water as a fish leaps out to catch another fish for food, or a lizard leaping in the air to catch an insect, is exactly why high definition was created. While all of the details have yet to be divulged to viewers, the audience is aware that the creators went to extraordinary lengths to get these jaw-dropping scenes. Every episode has moments that have never before been seen on television, due to the rarity of many of the creatures that have been captured on film. “Life” is the only show ever produced that has recorded on film killer whales working as a team to hunt seals in Antarctica or the Komodo dragon hunting down a water buffalo that is 10 times its size or a giant starfish feeding on a deceased octopus. Critics and viewers have overwhelmingly fallen in love with “Life” for its incredible cinematography, educational aspects and pure entertainment. It’s not too late to get into viewing this spectacular event, as repeats of previous episodes run throughout the week. The new episodes premiere every Sunday night at 8 p.m. Just like “Planet Earth,” “Life” is going to be a force to be reckoned at the Emmys. This documentary will be a trailblazer for how future nature filmmakers show astonishing views of earth’s creatures with high-definition recording technology. email@example.com
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SU relies on balanced hitting to take 2 of 3 against Friars By Mark Cooper Staff Writer
In a tie game in the fourth inning Sunday, Syracuse looked to rally to take the lead in a crucial Big East game. After Jenna Caira struck out, the bottom three hitters of the lineup came to the plate. For a team struggling to syracuse 10 get any production from providence 2 the bottom of its lineup all season, the fourth inning providence 7 did not look promising. Then Stacy Kuwik syracuse 6 walked. Kelly Saco came syracuse 11 up next and doubled. Helman followed providence 1 Rachel that up with an RBI single. The last three hitters of the order did their job and turned it over to the top of the lineup. The result: a five-run inning that blew the game open. â€œItâ€™s nice to see the bottom of the lineup getting that started,â€? SU head coach Leigh Ross said. â€œItâ€™s good to know that you donâ€™t have to wait for your top of the order to get up and make something happen.â€? With an offense more balanced than it has been all season, the Orange (19-16, 5-3 Big East) took two of three from Providence (12-18, 3-5) over the weekend. The two teams split on Saturday, with Syracuse winning the first 11-1 and the Friars taking the second 7-6, and the Orange
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won Sundayâ€™s game 10-2. Syracuse averaged more than nine runs per game in the series, a huge jump from the four runs per game average that SU had on the season prior to this weekend. â€œEverybody saw what they wanted and attacked what they wanted,â€? said Lisaira Daniels, who went 5-10, raising her team-leading batting average to .382. â€œI think that was the difference from previous games.â€? The offensive numbers were astronomical for the Orange. Every hitter that received more than one at-bat over the weekend got a hit and scored a run. Syracuseâ€™s 28 runs this weekend eclipsed the total runs scored for the Orange in any of the teamâ€™s five tournaments to begin the season. Those tournaments were five games apiece. The Orange did it in three games this weekend. Thank the production from the bottom of the order for that. â€œWhen youâ€™re hitting one through nine, it can just happen at any time,â€? Ross said. â€œI think itâ€™s the combination of seeing a lot of live (pitching), and weâ€™re getting deeper in the season and maybe theyâ€™re knowing themselves a little bit better as hitters.â€? Kuwik, Saco and Helman, Syracuseâ€™s usual seven through nine hitters, went 11-25 (.440 batting average) during the weekend. Their combined batting average before the weekend: .199. â€œWe were a lot more relaxed out there,â€? Saco said. â€œEveryone was being more aggressive, jumping on that first strike. We just had a little more confidence in ourselves.â€?
aaron katchen | staff photographer rachel helman (left) crosses home plate against Providence this weekend. In two wins against the Friars, Syracuse exploded for 23 runs, thanks to a balanced attack. Syracuseâ€™s offense got out to a fast start all weekend. The Orange scored at least two runs in the first inning of every game. On Sunday, the three through seven hitters of the Orange lineup rallied to push two runs across the plate after Veronica Grant and Daniels, SUâ€™s two best hitters by batting average heading into the weekend, grounded out to start the game. â€œWe canâ€™t always depend on the meat of our lineup,â€? Daniels said. â€œThat was really good. It was kind of relaxing (and) took a lot of pressure off.â€? Kuwik led the Orange with seven RBIs, highlighted by a five-RBI game in game one Saturday. Steph Watts hit her team-leading third home run of the season for the Orange in game two Saturday and finished with five RBIs on the
weekend. Watts was also a big part of the five-run fourth inning Sunday. With the bases loaded and one out, the sophomore fought off pitch after pitch. She finally hit a deep fly ball on the 10th pitch of the at-bat to drive in Grant on a sacrifice fly. Her one at-bat was a microcosm of the teamâ€™s approach at the plate all weekend. It was something that wouldnâ€™t have been possible without the bottom of the lineup setting the tone. â€œShe had a runner at third and she wanted to bring her around, so she knew she was looking for a certain pitch,â€? Ross said. â€œThatâ€™s a good hitter. All the way through the lineup theyâ€™re being smart hitters right now.â€? firstname.lastname@example.org
Caira remains bright spot on SUâ€™s grim rotation By Michael Cohen Staff Writer
As she watched her teamâ€™s two-run lead dissolve after consecutive fielding errors in the third inning Sunday, Syracuse pitcher Jenna Caira knew she had to say something. She called her teammates to the mound for a conference and completely changed the tone of the game. â€œI just said that we had to relax,â€? Caira said. â€œWe had to ignore everything that just happened. Itâ€™s all in the past, and we had to move on.â€? This was exactly the message her team needed to hear. The Orange held Providence scoreless for the rest of the game and scored five runs in the next two innings to win 10-2. Cairaâ€™s words of wisdom were backed up by her three dominant pitching performances this weekend. The sophomore appeared in all three games for SU and registered both of the teamâ€™s wins. In winning four of her last five starts, Caira is quickly becoming the leader that head coach Leigh Ross has been searching for to push the team (19-16, 5-3 Big East) beyond .500 territory. Especially with recent struggles plaguing SUâ€™s other pitchers, senior Brittany Gardner and freshman Stacy Kuwik. â€œThey respect Jenna (Caira) so much because of the person that she is, not just because she can get it done on the mound,â€? Ross said. â€œTo show that leadership is something that I kind of expect from Jenna to see more of.â€? Of the 17 innings the Orange played this
weekend â€” two of the games were shortened due to the mercy rule â€” Caira pitched 11 of them. She allowed six total hits and just two earned runs. By using a clever combination of pitches, she was able to keep hitters off-balance throughout her time in the circle. She and catcher Lacey Kohl used an overpowering dropball to set up her out pitch: the change-up. Ross calls Cairaâ€™s change-up one of the best in college softball, and this weekend was no exception. Caira said there were times when she threw her change-up on three consecutive pitches. She had 16 strikeouts over the course of the three games, and seven of them came courtesy of the off-speed pitch. â€œMy change-up was working,â€? Caira said. â€œThey were jumping on that and swinging, so I just kept throwing it. Lacey (Kohl) did a great job calling the game back there. She just kept them on their toes, and they didnâ€™t know what to expect.â€? Perhaps most impressive about her performance is that it came on a weekend in which the rest of the pitching staff didnâ€™t have its best stuff. Gardner and Kuwik combined to allow seven earned runs Saturday in their only five innings of work this weekend. Gardnerâ€™s struggles on Saturday seemed to carry over from her last start against Georgetown. On April 2 against the Hoyas, she surrendered five earned runs while walking six batters on the way to the loss.
â€œFor now, she is going to be throwing some cleanup innings here and there, getting some confidence back in herself,â€? Ross said. â€œI think yesterday was really hard on her.â€? As a result, more of the leadership responsibility falls on Cairaâ€™s shoulders. Just a sophomore, she now has the dual role of staff ace and mentor. While Gardner continues to struggle, Stacy Kuwik, a freshman, steps in as the No. 2 starter. Kuwik has appeared on the mound in just 14 games this season, but much more will be expected from her down the stretch. And the team will look to Caira to lead the way down the stretch. â€œShe has a good presence on the field, and she can lead by example,â€? SU assistant coach Angela Tincher said. â€œYou have to know when to say things and kind of slow things down. We have a young team overall, so we need some of our younger players to step up and be leaders.â€? After the game, Caira smiled when asked about how her arm felt after 11 innings of work this weekend. She said she was off to visit the trainer but that she relishes the opportunity to be the No. 1 pitcher. â€œIâ€™m happy with how Iâ€™m doing right now,â€? she said. â€œIâ€™m hitting my spots and getting ahead in the count, so hopefully I can keep doing that and moving forward. Iâ€™ve been taking care of my arm, so Iâ€™m OK. I love pitching and whenever (the coaches) want to give me the ball, Iâ€™ll take it.â€? email@example.com
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Syracuse sweeps Temple, clinches program-record 19 wins By Allison Guggenheimer Staff Writer
Anastasiia Rukavyshnykova could sense it. The match was slipping away from her. And Syracuse’s CC Sardinha would not relent. And on top of everything, umpire Charlotte Dlugolenski overturned her line call. Down syracuse 7 four games to two in the set, RukavyshnykTemple 0 second ova’s frustration came out toward the umpire. She barked her dissatisfaction but returned to the baseline. “I called the ball the way I saw it,” Dlugolenski said. “I have to be verbally asked by the player whether the ball was in or out. I saw it in so I called it in, and that’s probably what caused a little bit of controversy.” Line calls aside, Sardinha inflicted enough frustration on Rukavyshnykova to cruise to a 6-2, 6-1 victory. And in SU’s final regular-season match of the season, Rukavyshnykova’s trials exhibited what opponents have come to realize all season — this is the best Orange tennis team ever. Good enough to irritate opponents nearly every time out. The Orange swept Temple 7-0 Saturday to bring its final record to 19-2. It is the best finish
in SU history. To add to that, the team finished off the year undefeated at Drumlins Tennis Center, its home court, and is riding a 13-game winning streak into the postseason. Despite a few bumps along the way, coming in the form of those questionable line calls and a match that wouldn’t end, Syracuse defeated Temple 7-0. “They know exactly what needs to be done,” head coach Luke Jensen said. “They are not fazed by what’s on the other side.” The team has a program-record 19 wins. SU’s success is due in large part to Sardinha, who as a freshman is playing the No. 1 spot. The numbers are a testament to the program Jensen has built. It is a last hoorah for the seniors who will not get to play another home game for Syracuse. But perhaps most especially, the numbers stem from the mental position SU has put its opponents in time and time again. Sardinha beat Rukavyshnykova at the No. 1 spot by the largest margin of anyone on the team. Orange volunteer assistant coach Chuck Wiggins was coaching Sardinha’s match. And Wiggins thought Sardinha’s performance was next to perfect. Despite the excitement on the
other side of the net, the freshman was unrelenting with her focus. “I don’t think she struggled with a whole lot today,” Wiggins said. “She’s a fighter from the beginning of the match until the end of the match, and she will not give up until the last ball is struck. I really couldn’t find much fault with her today.” But Sardinha’s opponent was not the rollover-and-die kind of player. Sardinha acknowledged that Rukavyshnykova was a more challenging adversary than many she has faced this season. Rukavyshnykova made her frustration apparent in her questions to the official. In the second set, with Sardinha up 4-2, Rukavyshnykova called Sardinha’s serve out. Unsure about the accuracy of her opponent’s call, Sardinha checked the umpire, who overruled the call, deeming the ball in play. Sardinha won the point, and the serve was recorded as an ace. Rukavyshnykova was not pleased. Throughout the match, Sardinha maintained her composure. She found her opponent’s weak spot, her forehand, and tried to consistently hit it there until Rukavyshnykova made an error. Sophomore Alessondra Parra’s match was
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somewhat of a struggle. The longest match of the day by far, it ended three hours and 21 minutes after the matches started. Eleanor Peters finished her match before Parra had even started her second set. If consistency was what helped Sardinha win her match, a lack of it was what slowed Parra down, at least in the first set. “I kept going down and then getting back up, so it was pretty inconsistent on my part and I was teetering,” Parra said. “It was very close — she almost pulled it out.” Parra simply tried to get every ball in during the second set, and that rhythm allowed her to close it out, 6-3. Other than a few hiccups, including the longest match of the day in Parra’s win, SU was dominant. And finishing the record-breaking season with a sweep sends a clear message to the opponents Syracuse will face in the Big East championship in a little less than two weeks. The nuisance is coming. “(The 19th win) just means that after all the hard work they’ve put in, it’s going to be tough to beat us,” Jensen said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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victory over No. 4 Princeton. It was his best performance on the stat sheet since he only allowed one goal over three quarters against Rutgers on April 11, 2009. Galloway gave up his lone goal to the Tigers’ Mike Chanenchuk on a blistering shot into the bottom left corner of the goal. That put the score at 3-2 Syracuse, with 9:26 remaining in the first half. From there, the Orange went on a 9-0 run that spanned parts of three quarters and more than 31 minutes. Freshman JoJo Marasco, who scored two of his three goals on the day in that run, credited Galloway “100 percent” for SU’s offensive success. “We don’t get those goals unless John stops (Princeton),” Marasco said. “It’s a great feeling knowing he’s making all those saves and the defense is playing so well because the ball is really on our end of the field, and then we get to do what we do best.” And that was all the Tigers would get against Galloway until Al Cavalieri replaced him with 9:13 to play in the game. Granted, the SU offense possessed the ball for excessive chunks of time. Galloway credited his offense with as much. But when those shots were fired at his end, he stopped them. There was the point-blank save on Princeton attack Chris McBride. There was the near full-out split on a Chanenchuk shot. And there was the save when he went across his body to stop Jack McBride, who burned Galloway for a hat trick last year. “The ball was big and white,” Galloway said. “It looked like a beach ball today. It was nice.”
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one goal, the Orange lead increased to 5-2. “It seems like I get it every game at least once,” Thompson said of the quick strikes after his faceoff wins. “… You know, fast-break situations, we get something off it.” With those two quick goals, the Orange put a stranglehold on the momentum for the rest of the game. Princeton didn’t score again until the 8:13 mark in the fourth quarter — 31 minutes and 30 seconds after Chanenchuk’s goal. SU flexed its offensive muscles during that stretch, jumping out to a 12-2 lead behind a career-high five points from Jamieson. Some of its possessions lasted for three to four minutes at a time, and many of them resulted in scores. Even when the Tigers did have the ball, they couldn’t solve the Syracuse defense. Orange defenders hassled their marks all night. Princ-
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eton had to work to get space for any opportunities and forced most of its shots from bad angles. “We never got in any kind of rhythm anywhere on the field, really,” Bates said. “They faced off well. They played great between the lines. … Not having the ball offensively, we took some low-percentage shots and really didn’t get any kind of rhythm offensively, and you’re not going to beat Syracuse like that.” By the fourth quarter, Desko started rotating in some of the Orange’s lesser-used players. And starting goalie John Galloway, who made 11 saves and allowed only one goal, headed to the sidelines with 9:13 left. And at game’s end, as Galloway and the rest of the Orange stormed the field, the head coach couldn’t help but smile. “I thought we played 60 minutes of lacrosse tonight,” Desko said. “And I was pretty happy with the performance.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Princeton noticed the difference as well. Last year, sophomore defender Chad Wiedmaier and senior midfield Scott Mackenzie saw a flustered goaltender struggling to find his identity. Mackenzie took advantage, putting up a goal and two assists in Princeton’s win. “I think John played great,” Mackenzie said after the game Saturday. “He’s a good goalie. When you have no angle, he’s going to make those saves. I think when you play against a goalie like that you have to make that extra pass, make that one more and get an open shot instead of those low angle shots.” Mackenzie looked like he had more to say. But that was when Wiedmaier interjected. On the defensive end, he had practiced all week for the Orange’s offensive attack, knowing full well how Galloway jump-starts it in transition. But on Saturday, Wiedmaier and his teammates couldn’t stop the SU offense. And he knew part of it was because of the quick finds and long passes from Galloway to start the attack. “He obviously played great in the net, too,” Wiedmaier said. “But we knew coming into the game that he’s a great outlet passer. He’s the one who sparks their offense every time. He caught us a couple of times. He’s just a good player. He had a really good day.” On this night, there was a similar setting and arguably the biggest game of the year thus far. The record crowd was back, too, and many of those eyes were on Galloway. Last year, he deflected the spotlight. This year, smiling, he left a different stadium a different goalie. This year, he left wanting to come back. Said Galloway: “Is the final four here this year? I wish.”
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Desko one-ups Jamieson with thrilling between-the-legs goal By Brett LoGiurato and Zach Brown The Daily Orange
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — John Desko didn’t exactly know who was to blame for telling his son, Tim, to try a between-the-legs shot. But he had some suspects. “I think he might be hanging out with Cody (Jamieson) too much,” Desko said. “Or maybe his mother taught him in the backyard.” Tim Desko’s goal in the second quarter was a thunderous return to the lineup for the sophomore attack. He returned to the field with two goals after a four-game absence due to injuries suffered in an altercation in March. It was also perhaps the highlight of the season for the Orange, and it came in the midst of a defining nine-goal run that put away a 13-4 blowout over Princeton Saturday. With his back completely to the goal and defenders converging on both sides, Desko decided to try something of which Jamieson, who has had a knack for trickshot opportunities this season, would later be proud. Blindly, he shot between his legs. The ball sailed into the right side of the goal, giving SU a 7-2 advantage at that point. Jamieson had the No. 1 play of the year coming into the game, a one-handed, between-the-legs f lasher of a goal at Johns Hopkins on March 20. At least that’s how it was portrayed on the JumboTrons at the New Meadowlands Stadium before the game. But he deferred to his teammate’s goal after the game. As far as he was concerned, there’s a new No. 1 now. “After I did it, I kind of looked over at Coach (Desko), and he gave me a little eye,” Jamieson said of his goal, smiling. “So as soon as (Tim Desko’s goal) happened, my first thought was going to Coach and seeing if (Tim) got the same little, ‘You’re lucky it went in.’ “But it’s always good and it’s always fun, and it brings a lot of excitement to the team when someone scores a nice, pretty goal like that.”
Jamieson erupts for career high Jamieson did not make the trip down to East Rutherford, N.J., when Syracuse played Princeton in the Big City Classic last season. But this year, the senior attack shined under the bright lights of New Meadowlands Stadium. After scoring a combined five goals in the Orange’s last four games, Jamieson erupted for a career-high five points on four goals and an assist Saturday. He
scored three goals in a row to open the third quarter and eliminated any chance of a Princeton comeback. But Jamieson credited the team-leading performance to the system, saying he just happened to be a beneficiary of the offense Saturday. “It could’ve happened to anybody,” he said. “With our offense, anybody could’ve got those goals. My guy was sliding off me. Maybe they didn’t think I was as dangerous as (attack Stephen) Keogh because his guy wasn’t sliding off of him. Maybe they didn’t prepare for me as well as they should’ve or could’ve.” The first and third score in that three-goal stretch in the third quarter came on unsettled situations. Juniors Joel White and Josh Amidon both scooped up loose balls in the offensive zone and found Jamieson standing alone on the crease for easy goals. “My guy left me, and I was left wide-open on the crease,” the senior said. “I just did the easy part — caught it and put it in the net.” But the senior did do a little more work on the second score. He started near the back-right corner of the field and dodged his way to the front of the net. From there, he quickly turned and fired a shot into the top corner of the cage. The three goals elevated the SU lead to 9-2 and put the game out of reach for the Tigers.
Opening day SU was part of a six-team lacrosse showcase that opened the New Meadowlands Stadium on Saturday, a venue that will be home to the National Football League’s New York Giants and New York Jets this coming season. In the second installment of the Big City Classic, the Orange was happy to launch the stadium’s opening. And after the victory over Princeton, the first reviews of the new stadium were nothing but positive. “It’s a very nice stadium,” junior goaltender John Galloway said. “It’s beautiful here, and we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be the first venue to play here. It’s going to be a great stadium for the football teams, and we were just lucky enough to be the guys that opened it up.” email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
michael rice | contributing photographer tim desko tries to keep the ball away from a Princeton player Saturday. Desko returned to the field following a four-game absence to score two goals.
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SU defense proves strong in weekend split The Syracuse women’s lacrosse team split a couple of Big East contests this weekend. No. 9 SU (7-4, 2-1 Big East) defeated UConn (7-5, 0-3) Friday, easily edging the Huskies, 11-2, in Storrs, Conn. The potent SU defense forced 17 turnovers in the contest and only allowed one goal in each half, the fewest number of goals the Orange has allowed in a game all season. Senior attack Halley Quillinan recorded three goals for the Orange in addition to three caused turnovers, four ground balls and one draw control. On Sunday Syracuse had its biggest conference test of the season as the Orange traveled to South Bend, Ind., to take on No. 16 Notre Dame (8-4, 4-1). Syracuse struggled mightily in the first half as the Fighting Irish held a 6-0 lead heading into the break. But in the first 18:26 of the second half, SU scored five unanswered goals, cutting the Notre Dame lead to one. That would be all the scoring, however, as the Fighting
Irish edged Syracuse 6-5. Freshman midfielder Tegan Brown had a goal and two assists for SU, and junior attack Tee Ladouceur added a goal and an assist. Senior midfielder Christina Dove failed to score a goal in this contest, snapping her streak of consecutive games with a goal at 50. Syracuse returns to the Carrier Dome this weekend as it hosts a pair of Big East contests. SU will play Loyola Friday at 6 p.m. and will round out its weekend against Villanova Sunday at 1 p.m.
Track and field Led by Michael LeBlanc, the Syracuse track and field team received two first-place finishes at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz. Competing against individuals from across the country, LeBlanc took home the team’s only individual title with a time of 10.43 seconds in the 100-meter dash. And the 4 x 100-meter race team, also led by LeBlanc, came in first place. Jarret Eaton,
Amadou Gueye and Tyler McCully rounded out the relay team that came out on top. LeBlanc continued his hot streak with a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash, finishing with a time of 21.46. Meanwhile, Jon Buice came in 16th place in the men’s high jump with a 1.91-meter leap. Lorraine Hill narrowly missed a top 10 finish, coming in 12th place in the javelin throw with a 41.63-meter mark. Back east, All-American Uhunoma Osazuwa, representing the Orange at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., came in second place in the heptathlon. Osazuwa’s next competition will be at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on April 22. SU heads to Princeton, N.J., this weekend to compete in the Princeton Larry Ellis Invitational. — Compiled by The Daily Orange sports staff
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SU shines at New Meadowlands, crushes rival before record crowd By Zach Brown
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AST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As Syracuse began flooding the field to celebrate its 13-4 victory over Princeton, SU head coach John Desko looked out at his team. A big grin flashed across his face. Desko said before the first practice this season that it wasn’t a matter of if this Orange team could be great — it was a matter of when. And with a performance like Saturday’s win over the Tigers, Desko appears to like what he sees. “I think that it’s been a work in progress, trying to figure out who we are,” he said. “… I just feel good being able to beat a team like (Princeton) like we did today.” In front of an NCAA regular-season record crowd of 25,710, Syracuse (8-1, 2-0 Big East) defeated the No. 4 Tigers, 13-4, Saturday at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic to open up New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The No. 3 Orange controlled the pace for much of the game, holding Princeton (7-2, 3-0 Ivy League) scoreless in the first and third quarters and allowing just four goals to the Tigers — a season low for an SU opponent. For Princeton head coach Chris Bates, his team’s problems stemmed not only from his team’s offensive struggles, but also from its overall lack of possession. Ultimately, Princeton’s offense couldn’t generate enough opportunities throughout the game.
“We didn’t have the ball very often,” Bates said. “So if you look at the possessions, I don’t think we had the ball very much at all. When we did, I thought their goalie played well. We never had multiple shot possessions, got ourselves feeling good.” After the Orange defense held Princeton scoreless in the fi rst quarter, the Tigers looked like they could work themselves back into the game. Freshman midfielder Mike Chanenchuk ripped a shot into the net to pull Princeton within a score five and a half minutes into the second quarter. But then Jeremy Thompson took over. The junior transfer from Onondaga Community College won the ensuing faceoff and took off down the middle of the field. As he entered the box, he found senior attack Cody Jamieson on the left side of the net for a goal just six seconds after the Princeton tally to give SU a 4-2 lead. Thompson then won the next faceoff, this time aided by a big hit from junior Jovan Miller, and carried it into the offensive zone. As the Tigers charged toward him, he dished it to Jamieson in the middle of the field. The senior spun away from a defender and found a wideopen Tim Desko at the top of the crease. Desko buried the shot after a quick pump fake, and just 19 seconds after Princeton had pulled within SEE PRINCETON PAGE 12
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Goals scored by Princeton in both the first and third quarters.
With haunting memories of last year’s Big City Classic behind him, Galloway impresses with redeeming 11-save performance By Brett LoGiurato ASST. COPY EDITOR
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — John Galloway didn’t hide his extra motivation. This time, in this game, he had something more to prove. Flash back a year ago. The thensophomore goalie manned the net for the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team on the biggest of stages. Giants Stadium. The Meadowlands. A record crowd for
“I thought we played 60 minutes of lacrosse tonight, and I was pretty happy with the performance.”
michael rice | contributing photographer TIM DESKO (RIGHT) celebrates a goal with Jovan Miller in Syracuse’s 13-4 blowout of Princeton at the Big City Classic Saturday. The game was one of three that opened New Meadowlands Stadium.
The junior had one of the best games of his career, registering 11 saves and allowing only one goal in nearly 50 minutes of action. The outing served as redemption for his performance in last year’s Big City Classic.
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SU sophomore Tim Desko catches the ball on the crease with his back to the goal, but instead of turning and shooting, he whips a no-look shot between his legs that connects with the back of the net. The inventive shot puts SU up 7-2 as the Orange pulls away to the win.
a lacrosse event. Then, it all came crashing down. Seven saves to 12 goals allowed. Three goals allowed in the fourth quarter to put the game completely in Princeton’s control. And a four-goal loss, one of SU’s two blemishes in 2009. “It’s a huge motivational factor,” Galloway said of his performance last year. “I still have the article from last year after the game.”
Before the Syracuse backups entered the game in the fourth quarter, the Tigers allowed 12 goals through the first 45 minutes and forced only seven Orange turnovers.
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Galloway came into Saturday night with a chip on his shoulder. He badly wanted a performance to silence the doubters. And on this night, he answered the call. In almost 50 minutes of action, Galloway stonewalled the Princeton offense, allowing just one goal and stopping 11 shots along the way, leading the No. 3 Orange to a 13-4
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It didn’t help that the Tigers struggled to gain and keep possession, but the unit’s shot selection was abysmal when it did have the ball. They were forced into shots from sharp angles and couldn’t solve Galloway.