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nicole roberts | staff photographer Ellie Mia, a new store on South Crouse Avenue, is selling upscale accessories and clothing carefully chosen and brought back from New York City. The shop opened on Aug. 20, replacing the former clothing store Rhododendron.
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Boutique, restaurants open near Marshall Street By Kirsten Celo Asst. Photo Editor
Ellie Mia Boutique, a new clothing store on South Crouse Avenue, opened Aug. 20, replacing the previous boutique, Rhododendron. It is one of the four latest establishments coming to the Marshall Street area this fall. Sophia Dimanidis, a Syra-
cuse native and owner of Ellie Mia, said she wants to bring fashion sentiments from New York City to Syracuse. After working in Manhattan for 12 years with the likes of Betsey Johnson and Juicy Couture, Dimanidis is confident in her new business venture. “One of the greatest things, when I worked in Manhattan, was that I was able to hire
and provide internships to students from (Syracuse University),” Dimanidis said. Dimanidis said she believes her store will be successful because of its location next to SU. Within the first week, even before students moved onto campus, Ellie Mia saw an “amazing amount of customer traffic” and plenty of repeat custom-
ers, she said. “I am most excited about our customers and the buzz that has been created by them,” Dimanidis said. “The feedback I have gotten is that it is a chic shop and that they would like to come back.” Ellie Mia sells contemporary, trendy styles that are exclusive to the boutique. see marshall page 4
When junior architecture student Albino Roman found out his dorm assignment, he wasn’t sure what to make of it and went online to check floor plans. Roman was to live in a converted lounge space in DellPlain Hall with two others. “It’s a bummer that I’m in a triple, but it’s fine,” Roman said. “It’s not that bad.” Despite the addition of Ernie Davis Hall last year, Syracuse University faced a housing crunch for the 2010-11 academic year, due to an unusually large number of incoming first-year students. “It’s just a matter of numbers,” said Eileen Simmons, director of Housing, Meal Plan and I.D. Card Services. SU originally hoped it would
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Anniversary of Katrina revives past struggles By Keith Edelman Contributing Writer
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Pen to paper Doug Marrone announced his depth chart for SU’s seasonopener versus Akron, and it had its share of surprises. Page 20
Library elevators fixed, basement update stalled By Joe Genco Staff Writer
E.S. Bird Library saw a host of changes this summer, such as the rewiring of its testy elevators, and has indefinitely stalled its plans to renovate the basement level. Bird’s elevators were refurbished on the inside, and the technology that controls the elevators was updated to make them operate faster and smoother, said Pamela McLaughlin, the library’s communications director. A redesign for the lower level of Bird this year, including adding two new classrooms, has been put on hold, said Eric Beattie, director of the Office of
Campus Planning, Design and Construction. “We still need clarification on what needs to be done in order to move forward,” Beattie said. The lower-level renovations cannot be scheduled because the university needs to remove some “environmental materials,” Beattie said, though he could not specify what the problem is. The lower floor now houses an open space with tables and chairs for student use, as well as a separate room for quiet study and offices. McLaughlin said the library also continued its recent efforts to provide more quiet study
space over the summer by adding more tables and chairs on its upper levels. Library officials also hope to introduce a radio program from Belfer Audio Laboratory and Archive Arts and Humanities Services. For the upcoming spring, Bird hopes to have 90-second spots of content produced by Belfer Archives play on National Public Radio, McLaughlin said. As for the basement, architects and engineers finished plans for the basement’s renovations during the summer, but the project has yet to receive approval from the Office of Campus, Planning, Design and Construction due to the unspec-
ified environmental issue, said T.C. Carrier, director of program management for Bird. The project involves building two different-sized classrooms in the open area by the staircase in the lower level. The bigger of the classrooms will be equipped with smart technology used for instruction by library staff. The classrooms will also be a place for students to create presentations or work on group projects, Carrier said. The renovations were initially planned because the library received funds from a donor specifically for improving the bottom floor, Carrier said.
Five years ago, Syracuse University freshman Sarah Talbot watched as water rose up and washed through her family’s home just outside New Orleans. A webcam positioned at her waterfront home documented the destruction until the reserve battery died. Talbot was helpless as Hurricane Katrina took a part of her life away. Nearly 40 students and SU community members gathered at Hendricks Chapel Monday night to pay tribute to the lives lost, share stories of the struggle and express hope as Louisiana continues to recover from Hurricane Katrina. Talbot, now a musical theater major, was just beginning eighth grade when the levees broke. Images of the destruction brought tears to her eyes as they played across a projector during the trib-
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Two United States residents of Yemeni descent were detained by Dutch police on Monday after their plane landed, according to The New York Times. The two were flying from Chicago to Amsterdam, but had no explosives on them. The men were not charged with any crimes, but one of the men was carrying $7,000 in cash and a cellphone attached to a bottle of PeptoBismol before the plane departed on Sunday night. He was also carrying three cellphones and several watches taped together. Since no evidence of explosives was found, both men were allowed to board United Airlines Flight 908 to Amsterdam, according to The New York Times.
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Student Association plans to tackle the woes of upper and lower classmen separately this semester, as well as cater to the student population as a whole. At the SA meeting Monday night, President Jon Barnhart and committee chairmen outlined inthe-works programs designed to acclimate new students to campus, improve the safety of drinking-age students and relieve the long-standing problem of overcrowded study
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Sophia Gonzalez met Gustavo “Alex” Zuniga on the playground in sixth grade. “He teased me for a very, very long time,” said Gonzalez, now 25. They lived three houses apart, growing up in Hillsdale, N.J., but it wasn’t until the summer of 2007 when the two began dating. They
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Students may soon have the opportunity to travel to Wegmans and Target via bus for free. Student Association committees had various plans they hoped to accomplish throughout the summer. These plans included the supermarket transportation and the creation of a student-driven search engine, both initiated by the student engagement committee. In the spring, members of the committee were trying to find a way for buses to take students to Wegmans and Target on weekends. SA is hoping the program will start within the next two weeks, said David Woody, chair of the student engagement committee.
“It’s not 100 percent, but we think we’ve secured funding for these buses,” he said. “All buses seem on board, and there’s a lot of support.” Once the program begins, buses will take students from the Schine Student Center to Wegmans and Target on a loop for six hours. The first few buses of the day will only take students to the stores, and the last few buses will only take students back to campus, Woody said. SA is currently aiming to keep the supermarket transportation free or at a low price — $2 at the most. In the past, there was a bus that took students to P&C Foods on weekends, but not many students knew about it. When the idea for the bus was first proposed, Woody said, stu-
dents said they would rather have transportation to Wegmans over P&C in a survey. “Once we get off the ground and gage the support, which we hope is outstanding, we’ll be able to run more buses and make it a perpetual weekend,” Woody said. The student engagement committee also started to build Syracuse Wiki, known as a “How-To” website this summer. The website, in which students can give and receive opinions from fellow students, is based off the Wikipedia software and serves as an alternative to the syr.edu search engine. “We started a new website to try and make it student based,” Woody said. “So if you want a haircut or
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City reaffirms off-campus housing regulations, landlords frustrated By Susan Kim Copy Editor
A law recently reaffirmed by the Syracuse Common Council will limit the number of houses in the Euclid Avenue area that can be turned into student rental properties. Since the law has been reaffirmed, there have been concerns about the effect it will have on landlords and Syracuse University students who want to live off campus. The council reaffirmed a law June 7 requiring landlords to provide one parking space for every bedroom in new rental properties. The law applies to property in the Special Neighbor-
hood District, the area southeast of the SU campus. “The goal of the law is to make a balanced neighborhood where students and permanent residents can live side by side,” said Harry Lewis, treasurer of the South East University Neighborhood Association, an organization that supports the law. Ben Tupper, a Syracuse landlord, said he understood the law was made with good intentions, such as to increase the number of available parking spaces and to decrease the density of students in the neighborhood. But the law will hurt more people than it helps, he said. Hundreds of houses will be deemed
uninhabitable because they cannot be legally rented without sufficient parking spaces, Tupper said. If landlords have to board up houses, it will attract crime, and property values will decrease, he said. “For all the complaining that homeowners do about students, the fact is that it has made their property values skyrocket,” he said. Homeowners often complain about students who live off campus because they can be careless and disruptive by not picking up their trash or having parties at night, Tupper said. But these are small complaints that can be managed through “civil interaction” and cannot be resolved by enforcing
this law, he said. But Lewis, a resident of the neighborhood, said the complaints were not the main reason for reaffirming the law. “The students are so much better than they were 20 years ago — more mature, more understanding, more everything,” he said. “If we had too many complaints, we would not live here.” The law was passed to create a “homey atmosphere” for students and to bring new families into the neighborhood, Lewis said. “The purpose of the law is to try to attempt to keep the area around SU, see off-campus page 6
“One thing that Gustavo will always be remembered for is his laugh. He had a deep, distinctive, contagious laugh. It was probably one of the best laughs I have ever heard.” Sara Brodowski,
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were home from college and the only ones around from their group of hometown friends. “When I go back home, there’s lots of memories,” Gonzalez said of her good friend and longtime boyfriend. Zuniga, 26, was a former Syracuse University graduate student who died July 19 from head trauma sustained in a motorcycle accident, family and friends said. Zuniga crashed his motorcycle July 18 in New Jersey. Family and friends described Zuniga as a big-hearted person who always went above and beyond. Zuniga graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications this summer with a master’s degree in television, radio and film. He majored in communications at Pace University, where he graduated in 2007. At the time of the accident, Zuniga was participating in the Turner Fellowship program and interning at Turner Broadcasting System. Zuniga was full of surprises, Gonzalez said. In June, Zuniga see zuniga page 6
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not have to use converted space, Simmons said. But SU is currently providing housing for 8,195 students, so it needed to convert lounges and study areas in main campus dormitories to open triples and quads that would accommodate the residents. Boland, Booth, Brockway, Day, DellPlain, Flint, Lawrinson, Marion, Sadler and Shaw halls all have converted spaces serving as dorm rooms. Converted spaces still provide the same amenities and are located in dorms where another gathering area is still available, Simmons said. No preference was put toward gender or class when housing assigned students to the converted lounges, Simmons said. But those in the spaces are more likely to be freshmen or sophomores, because of SU’s two-year housing policy, or students who applied for housing later. But living in lounges is not uncommon, Simmons said. The practice has been common throughout her 20-plus years at SU, and SU housing became so overcrowded about five years ago that students were sent to live at the Sheraton Hotel. Although students may be moved out of a converted space if rooms become available, no additional students will be moved in, Simmons said. She said she has so far heard no complaints from students living in the converted areas. A student cannot change housing until another space opens up, and with the increase in on-campus students, this may become more difficult, Simmons said. But the housing office will not ignore a student’s unhappy living situation because of overcrowding. “If a student is unhappy, I would hope that between the RA, student and our office, we could
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work something out,” Simmons said. Students may apply to the housing change waitlist Nov. 22, with the expectation that they will not move until January, Simmons said. The housing situation is expected to improve after the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry dormitory opens in fall 2011 and frees 200 beds for SU students, she said. This year’s increase in on-campus residents was due to an unforeseen number of accepted students planning to come to the university, said Donald Saleh, vice president for enrollment management. He said SU sent out about the same number of acceptances to students, but heard about 150 more positive responses than anticipated. Incoming class size is expected to settle around 3,450, Saleh said. Last year the number was 3,250. Some students said converting lounges into rooms has somewhat disrupted normal dormitory life. Jamie Wand, an undeclared freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences, lives with three other girls in an open quad in a former DellPlain lounge. With no lounge on the floor, Wand said the room has become an informal gathering spot for the floor residents. But she said not everyone on the floor will come to the lounge-turned-room. And with four people sharing the open space, there is a lack of privacy. Overcrowding is not exclusive to SU. Rutgers University began to house students at the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn in Somerset, N.J. — hotels about four miles away from campus — last year, according to the university’s housing website. The University of Iowa reported about 450 more first-year students in 2010 than in 2009, breaking a previous 2006 record, according
to an Aug. 13 UI news release. The class size increase was attributed to a long-term campaign to increase first-year class size. To handle the increase, UI added more campus housing by converting buildings and leasing part of a privately owned apartment complex. Madison Wright, an undeclared freshman in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, said she knew her situation could be a lot worse. She lives in an open triple in what used to be a study lounge in Booth and said she has friends at other universities in similar situations and cramped for space. “It’s almost like a treat to have this much room,” Wright said. She said she anticipated having to squeeze into a double and had no idea what the room would look like. Instead, she and two other girls share a room about 16 feet by 17 feet in size. But Wright said the room’s location, tucked inside the floor’s lounge, is obscure and makes meeting other dorm residents difficult. “Sometimes they forget about us,” Wright said. “But we weren’t supposed to exist.” email@example.com
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Prices range from bracelets starting at $ 6.50 to silk-embellished tops priced at $ 360. “We sell a little bit of everything for everyone,” Dimanidis said. Customers in the store said the merchandise is similar to what they would buy online, and the boutique’s on-campus location makes their purchases that much easier. Vasiliki Likitsakos and Ilana Gold, both senior public relations majors, agreed the store was “popping.” “I know New York, and this is a store I would go into,” Gold said. “It is a little expensive, but beautiful. It’s going to explode. I don’t know about the demographics, but I love it.” The boutique is not Marshall Street’s only new addition. Slider’s, which offers sliders, burgers and Belgian fries, opened July 23. It stands in the location formerly occupied by Augie’s Pizza, which closed last fall. New teahouse Boba Suite Tea House, located across from CVS on South Crouse Avenue, arrived three weeks ago. The teahouse specializes in a variety of bubble teas and smoothies. In between Slider’s Burgers & Belgian Fries and The Pita Pit will be Jreck Subs, a franchise based in Watertown, N.Y., specializing in a cornucopia of sub sandwiches. The building is currently under construction. kacelo@ syr.edu
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niversity Union announced its annual Juice Jam lineup, which will feature Lupe Fiasco, Passion Pit and Super Mash Bros., on Aug. 25. The acts are certainly bigger names than those of previous years, but the type of music that will be performed has stayed the same. UU has succeeded in listening
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to the opinions of the student body, but with Super Mash Bros. similar to last year’s Girl Talk and Passion Pit to Jack’s Mannequin, this year’s lineup isn’t that much different than previous years. The addition of Lupe Fiasco will attract a much more diverse group of students, but adding in another hip-hop or rap artist would have really sweetened the mix.
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editorial by the daily orange editorial board The inflatable obstacle course and mechanical bull shows UU is working toward making Juice Jam into something more than just a concert. But if they’re trying to mold Juice Jam into a festival rather than a con-
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cert, they need to consider the type of environment in which the event is taking place. Passion Pit and Super Mash Bros. are talented performers, and their beats are better geared toward a dark late-night house party. They’re not necessarily the types of artists you’d picture yourself rocking out to in a field on a Sunday afternoon.
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was to meet Gonzalez in front of an Au Bon Pain café at the Port Authority subway stop in New York City after she returned from a business trip. She was running late and spent the subway ride planning the “movie moment” where they would see each other for the first time again. Instead, he surprised her. “I get out of the subway, and someone grabs my arm — and it’s him,” Gonzalez said. Zuniga told her there were two Au Bon Pains, one on the lower level and one above. He would wait at the one at the top of the escalators, then ride down and wait at the other, then ride up and repeat. He must have been riding the escalators between the two for at least an hour, Gonzalez said. “He didn’t just go halfway, he would go above and beyond that,” she said. She told this story during his memorial service held July 24. Zuniga would frequently visit Gonzalez at her work, sometimes bringing her a Red Bull and chocolate bar. The day of the accident, Zuniga dropped in to say hello as Gonzalez was leaving around 5:30 p.m. The two walked to their vehicles and later saw each other in traffic, Gonzalez said. He honked his horn, she waved and the two drove in different directions. “I saw him not even five minutes before the accident,” she said. Gonzalez said Zuniga was confident and hopeful after he applied and was accepted to SU as a Turner Fellow. He was planning to pursue
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an MBA in media entertainment at New York University. “If you just believe in yourself, positive things will happen to you,” she said she told him. His peers and professors remember him as someone who was friendly, approachable and always willing to help out. When Zuniga was asked to reshoot a group project for his film class, he didn’t walk away like another person might have, said professor Tula Goenka, who taught Zuniga filmmaking last spring. “He was very determined. He wasn’t willing to give up,” Goenka said. “He persevered. Many people in those situations would just walk away, but he wasn’t like that.” His dedication and focus is now what Goenka will remember Zuniga for, she said. Sara Brodowski, a media management graduate student, had classes with Zuniga during the fall 2009 semester. She said he was a friend who would cheer her up during stressful times. She remembered studying the night before her final in their film business class and calling Zuniga for help because she was feeling unprepared. “It was already late, but he told me to just come over and that (he) would review with me all night up until the final that next morning. We pulled an all-nighter, and we did well in that class,” Brodowski said. Brodowski described Zuniga as an honest, hardworking friend — someone who “never judged, never made you feel useless.” “He wasn’t just 100 percent, he was at 150 percent in everything he did,” Brodowski said.
Those in the TRF graduate program had formed a type of family and would gather for movie or video game nights, she said. The group was deeply saddened to hear the news of Zuniga’s death. “One thing that Gustavo will always be remembered for is his laugh. He had a deep, distinctive, contagious laugh. It was probably one of the best laughs I have ever heard,” Brodowski said. Zuniga’s older brother, Carlos, said he remembers his brother as someone with whom he never had a fight. “He was just a very caring person,” Carlos said. “He cared about everyone else more than himself.” Carlos said the two were best friends and inseparable. The extended family still lives in Costa Rica, where Zuniga was born, so the immediate family depended on each other. Carlos said their younger sister, Becky, and mother, Flor, remember Zuniga as a lovable, dependable brother and son. For Becky, Zuniga was the one who taught her the ABCs and numbers and helped her practice parking a car. Rebecca Marshall, a graduate student in Zuniga’s program and close friend, said Zuniga was a friend she could count on no matter what. He would often step up when it came to working with others on class projects, Marshall said. Once, when he and Marshall were working on a research project last fall, he noticed she was falling asleep and, even though it was past 2 a.m., Zuniga offered to finish up the project. “He would just stay up all night long to get the work done,” she said.
Zuniga was always looking to make people laugh, and his ideal job was to be a comedy producer, Marshall said. But what she will miss most about Zuniga was the friend she could always count on. When her grandfather died in February, Zuniga was the friend who took care of her. He invited her over at 10 p.m. and spent the night distracting her from her grief. “He just talked to me, so I didn’t have to be sad,” she said. Larry Elin, associate professor of television, radio and film, taught Zuniga this past spring for Communications Frontiers. With 11 students in the class, Elin said he was able to get to know Zuniga, who would also drop by Elin’s office to talk about his future career. Elin was impressed with Zuniga’s ability to delve into an article from The Wall Street Journal and could always count on Zuniga for his insight. “In class, when things started to get quiet or the other students seemed kind of lethargic, I could always look to Gustavo, raise my eyebrows a little, and he’d get things going,” he said. Elin, who attended the July memorial service, said he was told Zuniga was an organ donor. He said he thought this was fitting of his former student, who he described as a “bighearted guy.” “They told us that his heart was donated to a man who needed a transplant,” Elin said. “It’s so like him, so fitting. There is comfort in the knowledge that his heart still beats.”
by two or three blocks. Students are vital contributors to the neighborhood, Tupper said. They bring energy and vitality to the community, and Tupper said he thinks people have to realize there are good and bad aspects of living in a college neighborhood. “People are shortsighted and naive in their utopian vision of how they want their neighborhood to be,” Tupper said. Neal Casey, the chair of the student life committee for Student Association, said the relationship between the students living off campus and the community members needs to be reexamined to find a solution that meets both groups’ needs. Students need to be engaged in their neighborhoods, and permanent residents need to reach out to students to work together and develop personal connections, he said. “The university is not going anywhere,” Casey said, “so we need to find a way to co-exist.”
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the southeast area, from becoming a complete student ghetto,” he said. Many landlords are against the law because it prevents them from buying a house and turning it into a rental home to make more money, Lewis said. But the law might also protect students because it will put pressure on the landlords to provide houses that are approved for student housing, he said. If residents are trying to lessen the number of students in the area, Tupper said he believes this law will not accomplish it. Students will continue to look for other off-campus housing, because they usually do not want to spend four years living in a dorm, he said. Their presence close to campus may become less dense, but student neighborhoods will spread deeper away from campus, Tupper said. Students will be pushed out farther into the neighborhood
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ute. “Dad, he can’t turn on a TV,” Talbot said. “We were always trying to figure out which neighborhoods we saw on the news.” Yet in the aftermath, she can find hope in the disaster. It has brought her family closer and allowed them to see how insignificant material things can be. “Take advantage of the time you have,” she said as she shared her story to all who gathered. Robert Axelrod, a freshman musical theater major, remembered a friend who relocated from New Orleans to his hometown of Ann Arbor, Mich. Fifteen months later, Axelrod was in New Orleans with him and witnessed his reaction as they toured through leveled neighborhoods. “It was an important point in his life,” Axelrod said. “Most people never deal with
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space on campus. Barnhart spoke of a proposed shuttle that would run to off-campus neighborhoods and bars in Syracuse on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights this semester. He said he hoped it would reduce drunk driving and make the city accessible to students without cars. A system planned by the student engagement committee would provide incoming students with a targeted list of student organizations that might interest them.
that kind of stuff as a 14-year-old.” Outreach for those in Louisiana has come in several forms from Syracuse students, some emotional and some monetary. In attendance were several sisters from Delta Sigma Theta, whose organization helped
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to New Orleans was her first. “What I saw were people capitalizing on disaster; giving tours like it was a museum, not a living community.” SU senior Rebekah Jones, a former editor at The Daily Orange, and the Rev. Tiffany Stein-
“I was expecting a city with pieces back together. What I saw were people capitalizing on disaster; giving tours like it was a museum, not a living community.” Na’Tasha Webb-Prather
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raise nearly $100,000 at their 50th annual national convention in New Orleans this summer. Their work included a service project in the area that helped revitalize the local communities. “I was expecting a city with pieces back together,” said Delta Sigma Theta President Na’Tasha Webb-Prather, whose summer visit
wert, dean of Hendricks Chapel, organized the event. Ceremonies included readings of “Toll the Bell” by Satiyah Fosua, a music slideshow and a lighting of candles to pay tribute to those lost.
Students would register on OrgSync, a website that currently lists student organizations, and submit their interests and intended major. The program would send students in return the personalized list. It would also invite students to the organizations’ meetings, said David Woody, chair of the committee. SA projects to relieve the congestion in E.S. Bird Library by opening up study space in the Heroy Geology Laboratory and the Life Sciences Complex are underway. The project involves rearranging furniture in Heroy and pushing back the closing time of the Life Sciences’ computer labs from 10:00 p.m. to 1 a.m., said Bonnie Kong, a SA general assem-
bly representative from the College of Arts and Sciences and head of the project. SA is also looking to create a student advisory board for Career Services, the universitywide career center, to help make the center more useful in connecting students with jobs and internships. The association is also hoping to create an incentive program to draw students into Armory Square. Oleander, a boutique in Armory Square, and the Jefferson Clinton Hotel have expressed interest in providing a student discount, Kong said.
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Body shots Study ﬁnds adolescent binge drinking may lead to bone deterioration By Kristina Fangmann
hangover may not be the only thing students have in store for them after nights of heavy
drinking. A study from Loyola University Health System, published in the July-August issue of the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism, reported a link between binge drinking and an increased risk for osteoporosis
“Three days of drinking alone isn’t going to cause bone loss‚ but a person who drinks on weekends for six months to a year may start to have some bone loss.” Dr. John Callaci
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later in life. “This is something that has really flown under the radar,” said Dr. John Callaci, assistant professor at Loyola and one of the authors of this study. “No one has looked at the health effects (of adolescent binge drinking) because, generally, adolescents seem so healthy.” Researchers injected alcohol into adolescent rats to raise their blood alcohol level to more than three times the legal limit of 0.08. One group of rats received injections for three consecutive days, giving them an acute binge. A second group
received injections for three consecutive days for four weeks in a row, giving them a chronic binge. A control group was given saline injections. Callaci, Loyola graduate students Kristen Lauing and Phillip Roper, and lab technician Ryan Himes co-authored the study. The rats exposed to acute and chronic binges displayed a disruption in 300 and 180 bone-related genes, respectively, which included a decrease in the amount of RNA within those genes. RNA is the template for making proteins, which, in turn, are the basis for bones. Data gathered from animal studies does not translate definitely to people, but it can alert researchers to patterns that may coincide, Callaci said. “Things happen much faster in rats,” Callaci said. “Three days of drinking alone isn’t going to cause bone loss … but a person who drinks on weekends for six months to a year may start to have some bone loss.” Binge drinking, which peaks between ages 18 and 22, is defined as a woman consuming four or more drinks or a man consuming five or more drinks on one occasion, according to the study. Heavy binge drinking is defined as consuming more than 10 to 15 drinks. Most of a person’s bone mass is built up during adolescence, which coincides with the peak binge-drinking time, the study reported. The less bone mass people establish before their 30s, the more likely they are to experience weak bones later in life. Once damage is done, bones may not return to normal, even if a person stops drinking, according to the study.
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“The take home here is the way you treat your body when you’re young is going to affect you when you’re older,” Callaci said. “You really have to start taking care of yourself when you’re young.” It’s important for students to realize that the effects of binge drinking will last longer than their college years, said Cheryl Flynn, interim medical director of Syracuse University’s Health Services. “Binge drinking is a common part of college life, yes, but common does not mean harmless,” Flynn said. She said there is increasing medical evidence demonstrating the harms of too much alcohol, with possible effects including liver disease, cancer, fertility issues, high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes and brain dysfunction. “Developmentally speaking, adolescents and young adults tend to think about short-term, immediate consequences and to focus on the perceived benefits rather than the very real harms,” Flynn said. The immediate effects of drinking may cause students to drink without considering any other effects, said Matt Rosania, a freshman engineering major. “After a few drinks, some students think ‘I feel so cool. I should drink more so I keep feeling better,’” Rosania said. Dayle Magida, a junior music industry
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QUICK FACTS • The Loyola study found rats injected with alcohol at three times the legal limit had a higher risk of contracting osteoporosis. • 300 bone-related genes in rats were disrupted through acute binge drinking and 180 bone-related genes in rats disrupted through chronic binge drinking. • Binge drinking is deﬁned as a woman having four or more drinks or a man having ﬁve or more drinks. • Most of a person’s bone mass is developed before the thirties - the same time binge drinking is likely to peak. • Liver disease, cancer, fertility issues, high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes and brain dysfunction are also possible side effects of excessive drinking.
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After “Avatar” re-release flops in theaters, bandwagon geeks stand revealed
ressing up like a blueskinned alien is cool and all, but the time has come when I can finally put the blue body paint away, if only for a little while (hey — don’t look at me like that). It’s been far too long since “Avatar” was in theaters, but the Pandora vacation is over. James Cameron’s record-breaking blockbuster goliath, “Avatar,”
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it’s hip to be square was re-released Friday in 3-D, giving audiences one last chance
to see the cinematographic gem. Except no one seemed interested. Despite boasting an additional nine minutes of new footage, the re-release only made $4 million. That’s less than the “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squekquel” debut. To be fair, “Avatar” has been available on DVD and Blu-ray since April 22, giving fans ample time to get their Navi fill. That, and the
film initially released in 3,452 3-D theaters, which is a far cry from the 812 3-D theaters for the re-release. However, its recent flop at the box office has pointed to an interesting fact: “Avatar” was a fad. Just when geeks could rally behind a popular science fiction movie as the highest grossing film of all time, we’re starting to realize that maybe audiences weren’t as interested in
the sci-fi elements as they were in the pretty pictures. True, watching “Avatar” on the couch at home without the 3-D glasses isn’t the same as the big screen experience. The reception is little stronger than, “That was a cool movie.” No more praise, no proclamations that it was the greatest film of all time. In fact, all that see steinbeiser page 12
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Euclid Avenue lemonade stand cools down summer heat By Beckie Strum News Editor
The temperature for the first day of classes may have been uncomfortably high for Syracuse, but it was perfect weather for selling lemonade. Looking to capitalize on the heat, a handful of local children in the Euclid Avenue area erected a lemonade stand on the corner of Sumner and Euclid Avenues Monday afternoon. Dozens of Syracuse University and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry students returning from classes, playing basketball or just sitting out on their front porches gravitated
toward the Euclid stand for Solo Cups of iced tea, lemonade or half and half. “It’s extremely hot out. This is a great idea,” said Mike Hughes, a graduate student in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Hughes had grabbed a large drink from the stand on his walk past Sumner. He said it was a great idea to set up a stand in a college neighborhood. “I wish I had thought of something like this,” he said. Rhett Cox, 19, along with his little brothers and friends, has been selling lemonade around Syracuse for a couple of years, he
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said. They first started their small business on Park Avenue at a four-way stop during the summer, but moved to Sumner, knowing there would soon be an increase in foot traffic. Monday was the first day the brothers were selling lemonade out on Euclid since students returned to campus this past week. The group usually sells three differentsized cups: small for 50 cents, medium for 75 cents and a large red Solo Cup for $1. “It’s less than minimum wage, but it’s more than most kids make,” said Russell Cox, Rhett’s younger brother. The lemonade the boys use in their recipes — usually an Old Country brand mix — had run out Monday, so they were only selling
iced tea. The group said it usually has six or seven people helping sell the drinks, and on an average day they split the earnings at $15 per person. With an increased number of students near the university and fewer boys manning the stand, they said they expected the payoff to be a little higher when they finished up on Monday. Rhett said he and his brothers hope to come out every once in a while, as long as the weather is nice. It won’t be too long before it gets too cold for people who want lemonade, he said.
they saw every “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” movie in theaters. Once the hubbub dies and the suddenly popular unit slinks back into obscurity, the bandwagon fans jump ship and cut all relations. Being a true geek requires dedication and discipline. Want to know how many times I’ve watched “The Dark Knight” since it’s been on Blu-ray? I’ll give a hint: more than you. There’s nothing wrong with being a bandwagon geek, though. Thanks to the masses’ flirtations with the culturally obscure, geeks can gain some national attention every once in a while. Yeah, we’re going to mock you for not knowing the density of Pandora’s atmosphere, but we still need you. Since the theatrical re-release was a flop, I’m nervous for the film’s DVD and Blu-ray special edition re-release, complete with an extended version and an even lengthier “definitive” edition later this year. Sure, most people will grab it for the fabled raunchy Navi sex scene, but if you can still appreciate the film’s sci-fi elements without the special effects to distract you, you just might deserve the blue body paint.
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could really be mentioned is the characters’ crappy dialogue. Granted, it’s the No. 1 selling Blu-ray disc of all time, but a certain
Just when geeks could rally behind a popular science fiction movie as the highest grossing film of all time, we’re starting to realize that maybe audiences weren’t as interested in the sci-fi elements as they were in the pretty pictures. spark is missing. As the scant $4 million re-release profit shows, even the nerd-inducing power of the movie’s special effects has a temporary shelf life. People have gotten their fixes, and it’s time to move on to the next great film. Not that I minded the extra company — it’s merely sad to know that the worldwide geekdom sparked by “Avatar” was only part of a fad. It’s exactly like being a bandwagon fan, though I assume there are less girls involved. Once something is hot, everyone is suddenly the world’s biggest fan, claiming he or she has always loved and supported that certain group. In sports, people will claim to be lifelong fans of a fledgling team that suddenly finds itself with a postseason winning streak. In the case of “Avatar” geeks, the posers say
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Nothing thrills more than hearing those old radio commercials about the fair — “Come one, come all, to the (insert your town’s name here) fair!” But enough about that…let’s talk food. With The Great New York State Fair currently underway, now’s the perfect time to nom on all that is deep-fried and sugar-coated. Let’s face it: The fair is probably the only place where candied apples and fried green beans are the healthiest options on the menu. Actually, steer clear of that fried spaghetti meatball — your body will thank you in the long run. Lunch at your crazy Aunt Beth’s house got you down? Not if you have a pie-eating contest to look forward to. The international food pavilion at the fair is your best option for all things gluttonous. Where else can you eat a gyro and lick up a gelato while watching a group of 60-somethings dance the polka in lederhosen? Overindulgence never tasted so good. After that artery-clogging feast, what better way to relax than by risking your life (and the hamburger-and-fried-Oreo lunch) to the fair’s famed rides? Forget your fancy movie-themed amusement parks; the real thrill comes from not knowing if the rollercoaster you’re on will break in half on that next hairpin turn. Well, at least we know where that lunch went. When you’ve eaten your last atomic chicken wing, and you’ve finally won that stuffed Mickey Mouse from the lady running the water gun game, you can go home full and happy. Maybe that whole bottle of Tums you forgot to unpack in the back seat of your car will be put to good use later. —Compiled by Sara Tracey, asst. copy editor, email@example.com
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to rate professors must mention which class they took with the said instructor and when they took the class. They can then fire off any other comments they have. The website averages of the results of rating categories and ranks the professor’s overall quality as good, average, or poor. Jong Kim, a junior biomedical engineering major, used RateMyProfessors.com as a tiebreaker when deciding which class to take his freshman year. Before registering for a
“It is all skewed toward those who wanted to say something about the professor. So you may get it skewed very negatively or positively based on the personality of that class. I think from a professor’s prospective, it is important for you to get that kind of feedback as you go along” Donald Cardarelli
chemistry course, he had a choice between Professor Mary Boyden, rated a 2.0 for overall quality, and Professor Teresa Freedman, rated at a 3.1. “It was either Boyden or (Freedman), and both had pretty low ratings on RateMyProfessors.com, and so there were no other options,” Kim said. Kim stuck with Freedman, using the website’s information as a warning about ineffective professors. However, Kim now only relies on the website for electives. “I might actually change my professors for small little classes, but none of my majorrelated stuff,” Kim said. “I may change professors, but (the website) is more about figuring out what kind of professor I’ll have to deal with.” Other students said they would change a class because of a professor’s rating. Leah Psoinos, a sophomore in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, uses the website to make some of her class decisions and plans on continuing the trend. “I think I’ll use [RateMyProfessors.com] more in the future. I usually just pick my classes for when they work out best, but if I use the website and find that one of my teachers isn’t that great, then I would probably change it,” Psoinos said. Although Psoinos and Kim use the website as a guide, other students won’t schedule a class without consulting the site. David Titan, a freshman in Whitman who knew nothing of RateMyProfessors.com, will use it while planning his schedule for the spring semester. Donald Cardarelli, a management professor who earned a 5.0 rating on the website, said that while feedback is an important
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aspect for improving a teacher’s skill set, students should be wary of websites like RateMyProfessors.com. “It is all skewed toward those who wanted to say something about the professor,” Cardarelli said. “So you may get it skewed very negatively or positively based on the personality of that class. I think from a professor’s prospective, it is important for you to get that kind of feedback as you go along.” Although RateMyProfessors.com is a good tool for students and teachers to plan their futures and learn from their mistakes, Kim,
like Cardarelli, feels that students will not necessarily give accurate reviews and said the website should be used with caution. “I guess some professors could change their attitudes and teaching styles, but students post comments depending on what grades students get,” Kim said. “It’s not necessarily accurate information about how well the professor has taught the course.” scschoen@ syr.edu
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Mixing angsty influences with signature rock anthems, the Goo Goo Dolls feature slightly recycled style
By Alexander James
eleasing its first studio album in nearly four years, the Goo Goo Dolls sticks to its guns with a successful formula of scripted pop rock singles and sugary ballads. “Something for the Rest of Us” is a wellproduced album that should yield a few hits, making it a worthy addition to the Goo Goo Dolls catalogue. Just don’t expect them to reinvent the wheel. “Something for the Rest of Us” is like a “Transformers” sequel — cliché subject matter loosely concerning love, lust and angst with a few memorable quotes and tons of slowmotion sequences. All of that is packaged with an inevitable sense of predictability. The lyrics aren’t terrible, but frontman John Rzeznik has done better. The songs just don’t bring the same distress and power we heard in
“ Di z z y Up the Girl” or “Gutterflower.” There are various metaphors involving darkness, change, slipping away and last-ditch hope. It’s all too easy to fill in the blanks of this new album. It’s not the most inspired work that Rzeznik and the band have put out, but it’s still a satisfying listen. “Sweetest Lie” is an up-tempo rocker that kicks off the album on a strong note. The “oh-oh-oh-oh” rhythmic chants of the chorus are reminiscent of U2, making for a catchy and sing-along opening track. In terms of composition, instrumentation and vocal delivery, the moody “As I Am” sounds formulaic and indistinguishable from a 1998-era Goo Goo Dolls song. Not many bands sound as good as they did in their prime. The Goo Goo Dolls is an exception and hasn’t lost its touch. The lead single “Home” comes next, with pounding drums and a powerful chorddriven chorus that rocks out pretty well. But cheesy lyrics like “Come take me home tonight” and “Lost without you” really sound tired. These are the “Transformers” moments that hurt the album. “Not Broken” follows suit: It begins with a sweet acoustic riff before exploding into an overly dramatic chorus that’s better suited for the climax of a bad movie. “One Night” has some great electric guitar work and terrific beat, making it the album’s standout track. “Nothing Is Real,” “Still Your Song,” and title track “Something for the Rest of Us” are standard piano-power, chord-chorus ballads with a grind that is perfect after a rough day. The quality takes a
step backward with “Now I Hear” and “Say You’re Free” — passable tracks featuring the vocally inept bassist Robby Takac singing lead. Fortunately, “Hey Ya” (no relation to the OutKast song) and “Soldier” end the album on a high note, with Rzeznik giving powerful vocal performances, especially on the latter song. At this point, the Goo Goo Dolls must be admired for its commitment to style. Catchy pop rock ballads and melodic acoustic ditties are its bread and butter. We can’t forget that sticking to that script is what allowed the Goo Goo Dolls to break into the mainstream in the first place. It’s unfair to expect a veteran band with a career spanning more than 20 years to completely alter its style and approach. This is not a statement album that tries to prove a point or address a new audience. Rather, “Something for the Rest of Us” is what results from a band that knows its sound, knows its audience and is satisfied with releasing well-produced albums that it knows will hold up. ajhaeder@ syr.edu
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six games for the Sweden under-17 squad in his career before coming to SU. Both felt honored and privileged to wear their nation’s colors and now cherish those opportunities as moments they will never forget. “Our first game we had in Toronto, and we played against Portugal in a packed stadium,” Roydhouse said. “Just walking out, the roar was incredible. The part that I didn’t really expect was when the national anthem came on, and I realized how much I loved my country.” Roydhouse, who was 18 at the time, played in all but two minutes of his team’s three games at the Under-20 World Cup, highlighting a journey that began when he was just 12 years old. His first exposure to the national team was on New Zealand’s under-13 squad. And he worked his way up the ranks of his country’s “football” ladder. Five years after that first international experience, he was on the field in front of more than 29,000 people in 2007. The Kiwis, as New Zea-
land’s soccer teams are affectionately dubbed, played in Group C with Gambia, Mexico and Portugal. The team lost all three games in the group stage. “Playing for the national team, you’re kind of like the high end of the players in your country,” Roydhouse said. “And to go over there and play against players that are playing professionally, it was a real big eye-opener to see the level and commitment that the good players put in.” Andersson was equally impressed with the level of play he saw while wearing Sweden’s blue and yellow. His first game pitted the Swede against an international soccer power in England, and he still remembers the nervous feeling in his stomach in the moments leading up to the match. But like Roydhouse, hearing his country’s national anthem brought out a feeling in him that was almost indescribable. Pride, jubilation and honor rolled into one. “Obviously, I was so proud,” he said. “Standing on the field, hearing the national anthem and representing your country. I was very happy.” Andersson’s most vivid memory of playing
for Sweden is something that makes the sport of soccer unique. He recalls a particular game and a particular player that will stick in his mind forever. Andersson and a central midfielder from Germany had had a physical battle throughout the game. Afterward, the German approached Andersson and the two exchanged jerseys, acknowledging the competitive fire of an opponent. An act of respect on the international level. Andersson kept that jersey, and he always will. “I can always remember that game now that I have his jersey,” he said. “It was a special game to me.” Now, Andersson and Roydhouse bring that international experience to Syracuse. No national rivalries, no games with 20,000 screaming fans and certainly no police escorts. But it doesn’t matter. The mindset of being a national team player has already kicked in. They know how to get to the highest level, and they are eager to teach that mentality to their Syracuse teammates. “Playing with so many good players surrounding you makes you a good player,” Anders-
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Since the start of summer camp on Aug. 9, the Syracuse football team’s roster has seen a substantial makeover on its depth chart. Thanks to injuries and the influx of 31 first-year players, the Orange has changed the starters at 13 positions in just three weeks of camp. The major changes have come in a completely shuffled secondary, at the linebacking unit and in the kick return game. Here is the breakdown of the changes for SU’s Week 1 game at Akron:
Fresh faces: LG TE SLB KR PR KO
Back to where they were: Delone Carter Max Suter
Moving over: Andrew Lewis Bud Tribbey Doug Hogue Phillip Thomas Mike Holmes
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know very little about Akron’s coaching staff and team. But Shafer is just looking for his players to react. He is looking for his players to show some emotion, because he knows so many of them are trying to perfect new roles on the depth chart. “We tell the kids, ‘Let’s not wait for the game to get to us. Let’s sprint toward the game,’” Shafer said Wednesday. “We really don’t know what (Akron) is going to be doing. They have a mixed bag of coaches from different programs. You have got to turn it around the first two weeks of the season and say, ‘What do we do well? What don’t we do well? How do we prepare with those things in mind?’” Part of that mixed bag of coaches is former SU coaches Mitch Browning – who was the Orange’s offensive coordinator in 2008 – and Derrick Jackson – SU’s defensive line coach last year. From coaching under Marrone and Shafer in 2008, Jackson knows all too well about the likes of Marrone’s requested writing samples from his players. He knows about the emotion. Maybe a little too well. But Marrone is not worried about Jackson providing Akron a huge advantage with regards to Syracuse’s schemes come Saturday. As he has been saying all summer, much has changed since last year. And that change has led to an influx of September emotion. That is all he is losing sleep over. “I didn’t sleep much last night, for really the first time,” Marrone said. “… (Jackson) will have a good idea on our personnel. With the signals, obviously we’ve changed things so that if someone wanted to steal our signals it would
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bridget streeter | photo editor MEMBERS OF THE SYRACUSE DEFENSE participate in preseason camp. Da’Mon Merkerson (6) and Marquis Spruill (11) will start for the Orange against Akron Saturday. be difficult.” This and that Marrone announced the return of sophomore running back Averin Collier to the football team Monday. Marrone said Collier will be with the team but will not be eligible to play. He wouldn’t elaborate on Collier’s process, calling it “reasons that I can’t really discuss because of federal law.” … Zack Chibane was officially named the starter at left guard over senior Adam Rosner, who started in six games last season. … Unsurprisingly, Delone Carter will start at running back. … Marquis Spruill was
officially named the starter at SAM linebacker, and he will play alongside seniors Doug Hogue and Derrell Smith. … After Ross Krautman created a bit of competition at kicker, returning starter Ryan Lichtenstein will keep his job. Krautman, however, will be SU’s kickoff specialist. … Freshman Prince-Tyson Gulley will be SU’s kick returner, Marrone said. … Marrone announced center Ryan Bartholomew, linebacker Derrell Smith and punter Rob Long as the Orange’s captains on offense, defense and special teams, respectively. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Despite past success, Orange motivated as season begins By Carron J. Phillips Contributing Writer
It’s 3:30 p.m. on the first day of classes. The metal bleachers of the Vielbig Outdoor Track Stadium are filled with the members of the 2010 Syracuse men’s cross country team. Though the thermostat reads 86 degrees at the end of August, the team is focused on head coach Chris Fox’s words before they start practice. With their shoes tied and shirts off, instead of focusing on the heat, the runners are concentrating on the task at hand: repeating as champions. “Last year was satisfying.” Fox said, “But we left it a little short at Nationals, I think, so that keeps us motivated for this year.” A year ago, Syracuse put its name in the history books when it won the Big East and the NCAA Northeast Regional titles for the first time in school history. Fox’s team is looking to build on last year’s success and continue their winning ways as they were
just recently ranked preseason No.1 for the Northeast region. Though Fox doesn’t focus on the new No.1 ranking too much, his goals for the season are to repeat as Big East champs and to be ranked in the Top 10 nationally. To do that, he has an idea of where his team’s focus needs to be this season. “For us this whole year is about two meets.” Fox said. “The Big East championship and the national championship.” Two of the men who will be leading Fox’s pack this fall are Steve Murdock and Tito Medrano. Murdock placed first overall in the Harry Lang Invitational last season, and Medrano became Syracuse’s 15th All-American in school history. He was the first to do so in the past 27 years. Freshman Reed Kamyszek is looking to get his feet wet this fall and is hoping to contribute to the squad whenever he is called upon. Hailing from Grand Rapids, Mich., Kamyszek has
been running cross country and track since the 7th grade and will continue to do both this year. With the majority of the focus placed on the upperclassmen, Kamyszek still has some personal goals that he would love to accomplish this year. “To be a freshman on the traveling team would be phenomenal,” Kamyszek said. “I know we have a lot of good upperclassmen and incoming freshmen as well. To make that traveling team is definitely my goal.” The weather always plays a big factor in cross country. This blistering 86-degree day is no different. But Kamyszek believes his experience of running in a contrasting climate — a cold climate — will give him a training advantage over his competition. Just as Kamyszek and the other freshmen are looking to make a name for themselves in the cross country program, upperclassmen, such as junior Steve Weeks, want to use last year’s success as a springboard for
the future. “It was a big stepping stone for the program and for us as individuals,” Weeks said. “Everybody kind of came into their own and grouped together to make sure the season was successful.” Weeks said winning the Big East is a must. After enjoying the sweet taste of victory from last year’s achievements, Weeks said his teammates are focused and ready to go. With the season set to get underway in Hamilton, N.Y., at the Harry Lang Invitational this Saturday, Fox’s team seems ready to capitalize on the foundation it built last year. The men’s team is primed and ready to go. Even if it is sweating it out as one in those metal bleachers. Said Weeks: “Being No.1 doesn’t bother us at all. We’re just going to keep doing what we’ve always been doing. “We’re here to stay.” email@example.com
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Led by captain Hayes, SU overcoming loss of departed seniors By Rachel Marcus Staff Writer
With the season still in its infant stages, Hayley Todd and the rest of the Syracuse volleyball team don’t want to look too far ahead, even if there is something haunting them from seasons past — something that has stung them for each of the past three starts to their season. Last season, for the third straight year, Todd and Co. were bounced in the first round of the Big East tournament, courtesy of Louisville. And this time, the team lost its best player in middle blocker Sarah Morton. “You can never replace a player like Morton,” senior Sarah Hayes said. “But with all the players we have right now, we’re balancing out that loss.” Added Todd: “We’ve always met Louisville in the first round. Hopefully we can make it past the first round (this year).” It is still too early to make any judgments, but the team is confident it has enough balance this year to overcome the “curse” of Louisville. Hayes steps into the captain’s role this sea-
son, but the team still has quite a few holes to fill, especially that of Morton, last year’s star player. But Hayes, Todd and assistant coach Carol LaMarche all came to the same conclusion — that the team is more balanced this year than in recent memory. The Orange has gotten off to a good start — it won the Colgate Classic Title this past weekend — and its win against Rhode Island highlighted a dominating performance. Despite losing Morton, the team is focused on finishing games with that balanced roster on both sides of the ball. “We have more depth in terms of spreading out our offense and with our back court attacking,” Todd said. “Last year, the majority of the offense came through the middle with Morton. With the right and left side attacking (this year), everyone is solid. … We don’t have any weak spots. … Our numbers will be balanced.” Hayes and Todd aren’t looking too far ahead. But so far, Hayes said she knows this team has what it takes to make it further than the previous three years. Further than the curse of
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Louisville. But there is no need to dwell on the past, Hayes said, because all that matters now is the current slate ahead of SU. “We could have always made it past that,” Hayes said of the team’s three consecutive firstround exits. “It’s going to be how we play together this year. Of course we have what it takes.” As Syracuse’s captain, Hayes will look to fill the leadership role that Morton provided last year.
With five digs in the win over Colgate, Hayes is off to a good start in her production. And LaMarche has noticed a good start in taking over as a leader, too. “We lost our captains,” LaMarche said. “The team looks to captains to show them how to react, and we’re confident that Sarah can do that role.” To help Hayes, Lindsay McCabe and Samantha Hinz are filling the huge void left by Morton. McCabe and Hinz combined for 31 total blocks in SU’s three wins in the Colgate Classic. SU is only one weekend into its season, but with a strong performance and new players stepping up, the team is already clicking in midseason form. Now, it remains to be seen if that clicking can lead the Orange not just past the curse of Louisville this season, but beyond. Not that the team is thinking that far ahead, though. Said LaMarche: “First thing’s first. We have got to keep them healthy and start performing.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Marrone uses passed down SU custom to spur emotion in players By Tony Olivero
Asst. Sports Editor
n a day when Doug Marrone officially put to paper his feelings regarding his roster, he asked for his players to heed the advice of his own words. Marrone wants his players to pen what they are thinking — just as he did when finalizing the depth chart for Akron Monday. “Write what you feel,” Marrone said. Welcome to regular-season homework assignment No. 1: Syracuse football. Through passed down tradition of SU scripture, Marrone said he wants to elicit the current emotion of his players — even if he perhaps evoked emotion out of them already when finishing the depth chart. With a young team, emotion is Marrone’s paramount concern as SU heads into its game against Akron (6 p.m., ESPN3). “Coach (Dick MacPherson) asked us before the Nebraska game to sit down and write what our role is, what we’re going to do and how you’re going to feel,” Marrone said. “We did that (for the Akron game). When you sit down to start writing about that, your emotion comes up. My main concern going into the first game was how the players were going to deal with the emotion, since we do have
a lot of people starting for the first time.” Starting for the first time will be a number of Orange players, both veterans and freshmen alike. In the most surprising decision of the depth chart, Hofstra transfer Jose Cruz jumped returning starter Nick Provo for the tight end position. The other unexpected move on the depth chart came at strong safety, as Marrone elected to name senior Max Suter the starter over sophomore Shamarko Thomas. Suter was the starter in 2009, but an elbow injury forced him to miss the end of the year, and his status as the starter had been in doubt. Thomas was injured for the first two weeks of preseason camp, but returned to practice last Monday. Marrone spoke of both Cruz and Thomas on Monday. But the disclosure varied. For Cruz, plaudits ran rampant. As for Thomas, the lips were sealed. “If we line up in our base-21 personnel, Jose Cruz will be going out there,” Marrone said. “He has been, by far, the most improved player in this camp. … Every part of his game has improved.” Added Marrone: “I expect (Thomas) to be ready to play. We have roles for all of our players in all different situations.” Just like in all facets of life, uncer-
court hathaway | staff photographer doug marrone and the Syracuse football team are gearing up for their season opener at Akron on Saturday. Marrone announced his depth chart Monday, which had several changes since spring practice. tainty yields emotion. And for Marrone this week, it was no different. Marrone and his coaching staff have said time after time in the past week that they are not familiar with what Akron will bring to the table come Saturday because the Zips have an entirely new coaching staff. Rob Ianello is in his first year as Akron head coach. Thus, there is the reason for the uncertainty. And there is the emotion as well. The emotion is so much; it may have even become anxiety. “That is really the only anxiety that we have right now,” Marrone said. “… I don’t know what to expect from them. We don’t get a lot of reports from Akron, as far as what they’re doing from an offensive and defensive standpoint.” Anxiety isn’t the word Marrone’s right-hand man, SU defensive coordinator Scott Shafer, would use to describe his unit’s preparation for the Zips. Yes, Shafer and Marrone see marrone page 17
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Transfers bring national team talent By Michael Cohen Asst. Copy Editor
Nick Roydhouse heard the police sirens, and he didn’t know what was going on. More than 8,500 miles from home, the New Zealand native heard police sirens wailing all around him. In the heart of Toronto, he sat on a bus, thinking only the worst. “I thought we were getting in trouble, because there were sirens going off,” he said. “It was crazy.”
But instead of the siren-blasting police cars coming after him, they were for him. In 2007, Roydhouse was part of New Zealand’s national soccer team that traveled to Canada to compete in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup. The police were his escort, taking him and his teammates straight to National Soccer Stadium in Toronto for the team’s first game against Portugal. “When we’d go anywhere, to training or the games, we’d have our
own bus,” he said. “And we’d have police escorts everywhere. I did not expect that.” Just one step below the full national squad, Roydhouse got a taste of the rockstar lifestyle for a week during that tournament. The junior midfielder is one of two players on the Syracuse men’s soccer team that has earned the chance to represent his country on the field. Sophomore defender Konrad Andersson played see transfers page 16
bridget streeter | photo editor JOSE CRUZ (85) will get the start at tight end for Syracuse this Saturday at Akron. The senior transferred from Hofstra in January.