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Church fire breaks out on University Ave. By Alfred Ng ASST. NEWS EDITOR

A large fire broke out late Monday night at the Grace Episcopal Church on the corner of Madison Street and University Avenue, severely damaging the church’s kitchen and parish hall. The fire started in the back of the church’s kitchen area on the first f loor on the Madison Street side, said First Deputy Chief Kent Young. The Syracuse Fire Department received a call concerning a structural fire at 10:41 p.m. “There is damage to two of the rooms inside,” Young said. “The fire started in the rear, there was smoke and fire, and then smoke traveled throughout the rest of the church. These guys did a great job of getting in there and getting the fire knocked down.” Young described it as a “significant fire,” and reported that no one was injured inside of the church. He said a majority of the church’s religious artifacts weren’t damaged from the fire. The cause of the fire is still being investigated, Kent said. He added it is also unclear when the section of the church affected by the fire will reopen to the public. Young said the church’s side

near University Avenue didn’t face any damage from the fire, and is still safe for entry. Church volunteers and visitors quickly came to the scene, looking on as smoke came out of their church. “This is a catastrophe, this is a house of God,” said Abdullah Cojah, 76, who volunteered at the church for five months. Cojah lives across the street at McCarthy Manor. James Kazacos, 52, who’s from Liverpool, N.Y., said he’s been visiting the church every Sunday for more than a year. He goes to the church with his girlfriend, who also lives at McCarthy Manor. He said relocating to other church would now be a problem for him and others. “A lot of people that live in McCarthy Manor are disabled and it’s going to be hard for them to find a ride or make other arrangements,” he said. Firefighters had told church volunteers who’d arrived on site that the kitchen was “completely burnt” and sustained a lot of damage, along with describing the church’s parish hall as “all black,” said Kathleen Kennedy, a


chelsea stahl | staff photographer PAUL LEBLANC , 57, of Chittenango, N.Y., holds a sign during a protest against U.S.-proposed military strikes on Syria on Monday. The protest took place on Marshall Street and had about 20 attendants.

‘No end in sight’ With possible U.S. involvement in Syria, Syracuse community reflects on its implications By Natsumi Ajisaka


spencer bodian | asst. photo editor Firefighters put out a fire at the rear of the Grace Episocal Church.


or some at Syracuse University, the conflict in Syria is about more than whether the United States should intervene. It’s about people back home. For Rania Habib, an assistant professor of Arabic who grew up in Homs, the conflict destroyed her old school, and separated her from her family. “The Syrian people are suffering,” she said. “Not the government, not the rebels.” On Aug. 21, suspected government chemical attacks on suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus have prompted questions about whether the United States should take military action. President Barack Obama

announced the United States should take military action in Syria, but left authorization to Congress. This conflict is one that can be traced back to more than two years ago between the Syrian government, led by Bashar al-Assad, and its detractors. While many of the facts regarding the chemical attacks are disputed, many believe the ongoing conflict could have too detrimental ramifications for the country and its people. The conflict in Syria first began during the Arab Spring in 2011, when protests were flaring up in several Arab countries and governments were being forced out, said Mehrzad Boroujerdi, an associate professor of political science and founding director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program





Free speech A Newhouse professor starts a

Old grub The Kimmel Food Court should not

Sound and silence This year’s Syracuse Symposium

Keeping control

campaign to free an imprisoned Liberian journalist. Page 3

close. SU officials must consider student input when reinventing the dining center. Page 5

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Syracuse will maintain its possessive strategy in the ACC. Page 20

in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The anti-Assad protests in Syria were peaceful at first. That changed when the opposition radicalized, he said. The opposition itself is fragmented now, containing secularists, religious fundamentalists and defectors from the Assad regime, among others, Borourjerdi said. The radicals, he said, have since pushed aside the initial moderate coalition. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech on Aug. 26 justifying the United States’ conclusion that a chemical attack had happened in Syria, citing evidence such as the victims’ reported symptoms and



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CORRECTIONS In a Sept. 9 article titled “Ropes course faces delay in opening,” Shawn Tyrrell’s major was misstated. He is a liberal studies major. In a cutline for a Sept. 9 article titled “SU officials consider closing Kimmel Food Court,” the eateries featured in Kimmel and the spelling of Sbarro were misstated. Only Trios and Sbarro are located in the dining center. The Daily Orange regrets these errors.

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Always remember, never forget Members of the SU community reflect on what they remember from Sept. 11.


Circus to the screen Artist, muscian and Cirque du Soleil performer Suzie Gagnon will screen the fim “Algeria” and host a discussion in New-


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Two men seek women’s vote: Democrats, at forum, stress their records


yracuse’s Democratic mayoral candidates detailed their plans Thursday for improving the condition of women in the city. In a forum organized by the Syracuse Commission for Women and held in the Common Council chamber in City Hall, both Joseph Nicoletti and Joseph Fahey touted their records on women’s issues. “I think it is time for white men to start sharing power in this (political) arena,” Fahey said. The candidates will meet in a Sept. 14 primary. Nicoletti, a graduate of Syracuse University, has his party’s endorsement. As a member of the Syracuse City School District, Fahey said he fought for a curriculum free of gender bias and supported the appointment of females to positions of leadership in the district. Nicoletti said as a member of the New York state Assembly, he has supported abortion rights and anti-stalker legislation. In his Albany office, Nicoletti said, three out of four members of his staff are women,

including the chief of staff. When a member of the audience questioned him on whether any of them are minority women, Nicoletti said none of them are. Economic discrepancies: Both candidates said the issue of economic discrepancy affects minority women especially hard. “The unemployment rate for African American women is 13.3 percent — almost three times as high as white women,” Fahey said. Nicoletti said he wanted City Hall to become more active on the issue of female economic disparities through implementation of latchkey programs and expanded day-care initiatives. “You’ll find most women work because they need to work,” he said. “Our world is different than it was 30, 40 years ago.” He also supported enacting policies on increased day-care for working mothers. “I think that’s a magnet that could bring business and industry to this area,” Fahey said. —Compiled by Dylan Segelbaum, asst. copy editor,



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SU lobbies donation policies By Sam Blum STAFF WRITER

Syracuse University’s greek houses along Comstock Avenue and on Walnut Park have hundreds of years of history, but their old age also comes with maintenance fees. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) introduced the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act in March, and U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) introduced a version of the bill in the House in April. The bill would allow places such as fraternities and sororities to use charitable donations for infrastructural improvements. SU lobbied U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) to support the bill in the spring. About 100 student leaders from approximately 70 universities have expressed their support for the bill, according to an April 25 news release from Sessions. But six months later, there’s been no action on the bill in either the House or Senate. “I urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to join me in supporting this bipartisan, costeffective solution to help make college more affordable, reduce long-term student loan debt, create small business jobs nationwide and improve campus safety,” Sessions said in the release. About 20 percent of the SU student population belongs to the greek system, according to the university’s website. The Psi Upsilon chapter at Syracuse University recently underwent several house renovations without the help of tax-deductible charitable donations. The recent upgrades cost $350,000. “We have alumni that give donations throughout the year, large and small. We still have fundraising to complete exterior renovations,” said Jim Cornacchia, vice president of the Psi Upsilon Trust Association. “The challenge that we have is that donations are not tax deductible. That’s where the CHIA comes in, taking a look at the function of the greek community and the value that it provides.” Sessions said in the news release the students in support of the bill emphasized the need for upgrades such as fire sprinklers for not-for-profit houses to


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Never forget

Almost 12 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, students at Syracuse University still pay tribute to the lives lost on that day. The College Republicans placed a field of flags on the grass nearby The Remembrance Wall outside of the Hall of Languages. A banner hanging from the wall says, “We Will Never Forget” and commemorates the thousands of American lives lost.

Foundation spotlights SU as speech code violator By Rahimon Nasa CONTRIBUTING WRITER

An S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications professor has started a campaign to free a Liberian investigative journalist, whose imprisonment has seen widespread criticism from the international journalism community. Ken Harper, an assistant profes-

sor of multimedia photography and design, has been a vocal critic on campus condemning reporter Rodney Sieh’s imprisonment. Sieh, who wrote for The Post-Standard between 2000-2003, is publisher and editor of FrontPage Africa, Liberia’s foremost investigative newspaper. Sieh’s supporters say FrontPage Africa’s commitment to exposing corruption and publishing stories criti-

cal of the government cost Sieh and the newspaper $1.5 million in civil libel damages. Sieh, unable to pay the costs, was jailed Aug. 23, and the newspaper was shut down by court order. A week after Sieh’s arrest, Harper published a plea for help on Newhouse’s website, titled “Help Free Rodney Sieh.” In the post, he urged others to

pressure the Liberian government to free Sieh by signing petitions and using any of the resources they have at their disposal, he said. He said in an interview he also hopes to start a design campaign that will highlight the importance of a free press. “I think that all these small actions make a difference and a large part of this is being aware,” Harper said.


Foundation spotlights SU as speech code violator By Annie Palmer ASST. NEWS EDITOR

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has spotlighted Syracuse University as its monthly “speech code” violator for September, citing the university’s Computing and Electronic Communications policy as a chief violator of free speech. FIRE defines a speech code as any university regulation or policy that clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. FIRE’s

speech code system labels a university’s policies as a “red,” “yellow,” or “green,” based on FIRE’s opinion of how restricted free speech is at an institution, according to the organization’s website. SU’s Computing and Electronic Communications is the only policy that received a red-light rating out of all of SU’s policies. Monthly speech codes are not a ranking, but a system that aims to bring attention to “particularly egregious” instances of restricted

expression, said Robert Shibley, senior vice president of FIRE. The organization first gave the university its red-light rating in December, but SU is being specifically spotlighted by FIRE this month. “We see a lot of restrictions in colleges and universities’ IT policies that really go much further than parts of the Constitution will allow,” Shibley said. “Or even farther than what is dictated in their own free speech policies.” SU’s Computing and Electronic

Communications Policy outlines several behaviors and activities performed on the SU Computer System that are improper and prohibited, including storing obscene material, harassing others and forging emails, among others, according to the university’s website. SU’s system includes computers and computer accounts, according to the website. Shibley said the organization believes that by limiting students from posting this type of content, SU


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Campus, city should implement biking infrastructure for safety, environment


hether it is by foot, car, bus or bike, there are many ways to get around Syracuse. While cycling is one of the most popular modes of transportation in the university area, our city has modest infrastructure to support the number of bicycles. The university neighborhood, and nearby areas, desperately deserve upgrades in cycling infrastructure — for the safety of commuters and support of a more environmentally and health conscious option. Currently, high-traffic areas containing a large amount of cyclers are also designated “Share the Road” areas. Euclid Avenue and other areas around the Syracuse University and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry quads are often a jumbled mess at high volume commuting times. To improve commuting to, from and around campus, there are both small and large changes that can be made on campus. Over time, separate bicycle lanes should be


21st-century tree hugger created on heavily congested roads, such as Euclid Avenue, Sims Drive, University Avenue and College Place. A clear definition between car and bicycle traffic not only will make it a safer ride in the morning or evening, but will improve the safety and ease of biking so more people will be drawn to cycling. Cities throughout the globe have been increasing bicycle infrastructure to meet the growing demand. Even the city of Syracuse has increased the number of bike lanes, primarily along the Connective Corridor route. While these improvements are good and necessary, the ever-increasing amount of bike traffic in the

university area is not being addressed. With designated bike lanes, the university area also requires higher amounts of bicycle safety and awareness to be spread to all commuters. Even if people choose not to cycle, general knowledge of bike protocol and positive bike-car-pedestrian interactions need to grow. For instance, riding a bike the six blocks to campus should involve an easy stretch of riding on the right side of the road, signaling for turns and slowing or stopping at designated intersections — just as if you were in a car. Instead, the morning commutes turns into dodging parked cars, pedestrians and other cyclists that don’t know what they’re doing. Drivers frequently do not maintain any sort of distance from bicycles, or maintain way too much of a distance. They beep and yell from cars and turn some cyclists into riding on the sidewalk. Not only will riding a bicycle on a sidewalk get you a ticket, but it is dangerous for pedestrians also on their daily commute. Quite frankly, the morning commute is over-

ly stressful, but riding a bike saves time, serves as a little bit of exercise and is generally better for your carbon footprint. Improvements — some on a small scale and some on larger scales — need to be made to decrease the stressfulness and increase safety for all parties involved. Education is part of the answer. Some clubs and organizations strive to spread the word on both of our campuses, but it is not enough. The university should promote these education programs, especially to off-campus residents and new students that are not familiar with the area. The best improvement options not only focus on education, but infrastructural improvements. Without these improvements in the near future, Syracuse will be left in the dust of countless cities across the globe that are taking their commuters safety into account – a safety from accidents and injuries and a safety promoting a better, cleaner world. Meg Callaghan is a senior environmental studies major at SUNY-ESF. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at

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President Obama’s views on war differ from his former outlook as senator


n Tuesday night, President Obama will address Americans regarding the issue of whether or not the United States will become militarily involved in Syria. While he claims he only wants to “send a signal to rogue nations,” he should ref lect on his former criticisms as a senator during the Bush administration’s


monkey see, monkey do

involvement in the Middle East. Senator Obama differs greatly from President Obama. President Obama bolsters the trend of U.S. interventionist habits, while the Senator Obama did not even vote for the Iraq war. There is a prevailing belief among the American public that the First and Second World Wars were noble endeavors. Since Vietnam though, the United States has become overly involved overseas. The current foreign policy of the United States can best be described in one word—narcissistic. The consensus that has emerged in the past half century is that every major world event should and needs to involve U.S. intervention. Even though there has been disagreement in the past about how the United States should act, we ultimately intervene time and time again. Now it is time to ask ourselves, if the Syrian civil war didn’t warrant our involvement before, then why should it warrant our involvement now that chemical weapons have been employed? Atrocities were certainly occurring in Syria before Assad started using chemical weapons, and using such a distinction to justify U.S. involvement is arbitrary. It would be misleading to suggest that the situation in Syria is entirely independent of U.S. interests abroad, but it’s dangerous to assume that just because the situation affects our interests, then that is enough justification for us to engage militarily in Syria. U.S. foreign policy has taken a narcissistic turn over the past half century as we’ve increasingly considered international events in light of how they relate to us, rather than simply considering them at face value. Not every world event should be about the United States. The legacy of the U.S. military as world policemen is not one that should be embraced any longer.

Whether it’s Egyptians fighting Egyptians, or Syrians fighting Syrians, the idea that America should and must be a central player in these struggles is dangerous, costly and makes us unpopular in many parts of the world. If politicians had learned anything related to foreign policy during the Bush administration, it should have been the limited effectiveness of American military might. Projecting power abroad is a crucial element to any nation striving to be viewed as a superpower, but in most cases, there are far safer and more effective projections of power than military involvement. Obama knows that becoming involved in Syria could be a slippery slope and lead to greater instability in the region, yet he seems unwilling to stand up to the foreign policy consensus. Being part of the generation that grew up with the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, college students should know as well as anyone that what once appears to be a short-term struggle can develop into a decade-long war with no clear victory. The ultimate aim of any nation’s foreign policy should be to better protect the citizens of that country, and as Americans, going to war in Syria does not better protect us. The United States is the most powerful country in the world, and often times we tend to think that we always have the ability to help in world conflicts, but the reality is, unfortunately, we often times do more harm than good. We don’t need any more blowback. Ultimately, Obama needs to remember what attributes made him popular to noninterventionists as a senator, instead of giving in to outside pressure to intervene in Syria as president. Ethan Demers is a senior political science and history major. His column appears weekly. He can be reached at

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Kimmel Food Court should remain open, use student input for improvement Kimmel Food Court should not close. Instead, the dining hub should take student input into consideration to recover from slow business. Two new eateries, Trio’s and Queso’s, were added to Kimmel Food Court last fall, replacing staples Burger King and Taco Bell. It has only been one year since these changes were made, which makes it difficult to gauge their success. This is just one of many reasons to doubt if it is the right decision to close the food center. The dining center has been criticized for its lack of chain restaurants since Taco Bell and Burger King were removed in 2012. Students have blamed the removal of these establishments for the decrease in business. However, this has not been cited as the main reason for lack of traffic, according to SU’s auxiliary services. Rather than close Kimmel, Food Services should focus on reinvent-

EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board ing the dining center to become more popular on campus. University officials should employ a polling system to ask students what they think needs to improve within Kimmel. A polling system would allow for student input, which could help answer the question of why there has been a decline in student business in the dining center, or if there are other underlying problems within the venue. Introducing longer operating hours would allow students to make the dining center a part of their everyday eating schedule, rather than just a late-night destination during the weekend. Either way, closing Kimmel and replacing it with another dining option elsewhere on campus will cost money. University officials will have

to manage the costs of closing Kimmel and expanding the dining portion of Schine, the most feasible location to hold a replacement eating center. But such renovations to the Schine food court seem unnecessary, since there are plenty of late-night choices in the area. For instance, many students head to Marshall Street if they are in need of post-party snacks. Because of this, it makes more sense for the university to build off what it has in Kimmel Food Court rather than creating something entirely new. SU students love salty and greasy foods, especially in the wee hours of the morning — GrubHub. com released data in August saying SU students order more latenight food than any students from any other college in America. Kimmel is a staple of students’ late-night, weekend-dining lifestyle. They should not be deprived this classic college experience.


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Young people can relate to Miley Cyrus’ recent ‘fearless’ transformation

can’t recall the exact moment I noticed a difference, but I was just as surprised as the next person when I discovered the new person Miley Cyrus has become. The complete 180-degree change she has undergone is similar to the same stage many young, college-aged people are currently at. Miley’s transformation embodies a certain fearlessness most millennials lack when it comes to figuring out who they are. I’m certainly not commending or defending Miley, because I would also agree that many of her recent decisions have been insensitive. For instance, her use of backup dancers, who were all African-American women, at the Video Music Awards as literal props and caricatures, and her explanation that she wants to make music that “sounds black” were News Editor Editorial Editor Sports Editor Feature Editor Presentation Director Photo Editor Art Director Copy Chief Social Media Producer Video Editor Web Developer Asst. News Editor Asst. News Editor Asst. News Editor Asst. Feature Editor

completely off-base. Miley has been heavily criticized by the public and the media. Mika Brzezinski, a co-host on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” ranted about the scandalous performance calling it “disgusting,” and even stated that, “Cyrus is obviously deeply troubled, deeply disturbed.” Critics also assert that her raunchiness and hypersexuality set a poor example to the same children who were fans of “Hannah Montana.” Many proclaim that Miley Cyrus is simply acting out in a desperate attempt to show the world that she is not the little girl she once was on Disney Channel. But it seems that she is shedding the mold of whom she was perceived to be with personal certainty. She has embraced the task of selfdiscovery and coming into her own, an

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a chain reaction area where many millennials falter. As young people advance in life, most end up losing their personal identity rather than accepting the changes that come along with growing up and stepping into adulthood such as being self-reliant and juggling multiple responsibilities. They either hold on to the same mindset they had as a child, become someone they’re not or, even worse, burn out. We see it all the time right here on our own college campus, with friends whom we met during Welcome

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Week who become total strangers by Orange Central in October. Or we see it in childhood friends who go off to their respective schools, but by the time you reunite for the holidays, you barely know whom this person is. College and life itself have a way of changing people – and not always in a way that we think is for the best. Look at former child stars Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon. Both started practically on the same path, as young comedians from Nickelodeon. Fast forward to nearly a decade later and the two have headed in completely opposite directions. It seems that Bynes is speeding down the same disappointing path similar to Lindsay Lohan, while Cannon continues to grow his brand. Like most people, I could take or leave this new Miley Cyrus, as I’m not much interested in her music

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or personal life. But one interesting point of her transformation to observe as a young person is the fearlessness that accompanied it. Has she lost her values or negatively influenced her younger fans in the process? Not necessarily. Criticism and dissatisfaction naturally come with the territory of being an individual. I’m surely not advising anyone to take after Miley and go ahead making their own “dancing” videos – I refuse to continue the use of the word “twerk” – and engage in reckless behaviors, but why not celebrate your growth as an individual? At the end of the day, she stands in the same position as millennials, as we all navigate through life. Nina Rodgers is a sophomore sociology major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at

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3 candidates to face off in mayoral primary Syracuse’s Democratic mayoral primary election is Tuesday. Here’s a breakdown for each candidate. —Compiled by Alfred Ng, editor

Alfonso Davis (D) Age: 47 Hometown: Syracuse Education: Onondaga

Community College

Pat Hogan (D) Age: 63 Hometown:


Education: Onondaga

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Pat Hogan is currently the District 2 Common Councilor, and also serves as majority whip. His campaign platform is to fight for the concerns of neighborhood residents on quality of life issues and to restore “fairness and openness in city government.” source:

Alfonso Davis is returning to Syracuse’s 2013 Democratic mayoral primary after losing to Stephanie Miner in 2009 during the Democratic primary. His campaign advocates for revitalizing neighborhoods and bringing businesses back to the city. Davis’ plan for economic growth includes commitment to small businesses, working with New York state and providing incentives for businesses to develop in the city.


Stephanie Miner (D) Age: 43 Hometown: Syracuse Education: Syracuse University Stephanie Miner’s re-election campaign is focusing on economic development and job creation for the city, education and youth, public safety, community development, housing and neighborhoods, sustainability and the environment and government modernization. In Miner’s campaign, she said she hopes to rebuild Syracuse for the 21st century. Source:




longtime volunteer for the church. Johanna Marcure, the church rector,

“This is a catastrophe, this is a house of God.”

Abdullah Cojah

arrived brief ly after at the church in tears, hugging the several distraught church volunteers who were at the scene. “My knees are shaking, I’m totally undone. This is a real shock to me,” she said. “Together we’re a community of strength and I feel certain that God will be with us and we will go forward in a positive way together as a community.”


The newspaper has been successful in bringing (the national government’s) attention to issues such as prostitution, poverty and gender discrimination and has exposed some of the biggest scandals in Liberia, Sieh said in an Aug. 29 video for the campaign on multimedia, photography and design’s Vimeo account. “When I first started FrontPage Africa my whole idea was to revolutionize this country in terms of media,” he said in the video. “We’ve actually been successful in finding our niche as


is in violation of free speech. “I haven’t seen the rankings, but any unbiased look at the facts will show that Syracuse places a high value on free speech and also fostering an environment for students that is supportive and welcoming,” Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs, said in an email. Roy Gutterman, director of the Tully Center for Free Speech, said the university is obligated to allow as much free speech as it can. Developing any sort of code or restriction such as the policy can be seen as a “detriment to free speech,” he added. Gutterman said it can be difficult to iden-

spencer bodian | asst. photo editor Smoke ventilated out of the church’s windows as firefighters also hosed water through.

an investigative newspaper.” In the past, Harper said he’s worked with Sieh and FrontPage Africa through a program called Together Liberia, which provides multimedia training for Liberian journalists and assists them in acquiring the equipment they need to tell their stories. Although FrontPage Africa is still available online, Liberia has one of the lowest volumes of Internet traffic per capita in the world, according to research compiled by Google on Liberia’s internet ecosystem in 2011. The Tully Center for Free Speech at Syracuse University has also expressed solidarity with Sieh. Roy Gutterman, director of the Tully Center, wrote to Liberia’s

Consul General in New York pleading for Sieh’s release. “The best we can do is hope that we can exert a little pressure on the government and educate the government about the value of the free press,” Gutterman said. “Reporters need to be able to do what they do to inform the public, and sometimes they need protection.” Harper, the organizer of the campaign, said every bit of support made a difference for this cause, no matter the size of the contribution. Said Harper: “All these small actions make a difference, and a large part of it is being aware. All of it comes together. It’s just a pebble, but that’s how you make a rock.”

tify what exactly is defined as offensive or obscene, adding this makes it very difficult to legislate. In recent years, several cases in which students were brought under fire for exhibiting questionable online behavior could have been considered as off-campus speech, said Gutterman, who is also an associate professor of newspaper and online journalism. He said this brings forth the question of what is considered on-campus and off-campus activity online. “I study this stuff and I’m incapable of coming up with a definition for what’s insensitive or offensive,” Gutterman said. “What’s offensive to me might not be offensive to someone else and vice versa.” Shibley said defining what is considered offensive is confusing both online and off line, but the First Amendment exists as

a guide in these situations. In the context of the First Amendment, he said, violations can’t be a basis for silencing free speech. Eliminating the policy would be the university’s best solution, Shibley said. He said it is unlikely the university is administering the policy and consequently preventing anyone from offending others online. The policy is only enforced when someone submits a complaint, he said. The policy is ineffective, he said, because many students don’t find out how their behavior was offensive until after the complaint is filed, making it difficult to prevent these actions before they’re committed. “The intention of this is to get people talking,” Shibley said. “They shouldn’t need a policy like this to persuade them.”

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Assembly elects members, discusses trash can initiative

ali mitchell | staff photographer STEPHEN DESALVO, SA comptroller, speaks to the student assembly at Monday’s meeting, which involved electing four new members and filling six vacant positions.


SA’s new general assembly members:



Malik Evans

Eric Evangelista

Philip Kramer Evan Ronen Katie Hochrein

By Brett Samuels STAFF WRITER

The Student Association elected six new student assembly members and discussed an initiative to put trash cans on Euclid Avenue at its Monday meeting. The meeting, which took place in Maxwell Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., included a presentation for trash cans on Euclid Avenue and the election of new student assembly members. The assembly listened to a presentation about the ongoing project to introduce trash cans. Syracuse University initially reached out to SA, and has been working with Vice President Duane Ford on the initiative. Kate Hammer, community relations associate at SU’s Office of Government and Community Relations, told the assembly both students and permanent residents have been requesting trash cans for several years. Hammer said students in a College of Visual and Performing Arts industrial design course

will design two or three prototypes of potential trash cans this semester. She said the plan is to test out the prototypes during the winter to make sure they can withstand the winter conditions. If all goes as planned, the new trash bins would be unveiled in fall 2014. Hammer said the initiative could also serve as a public art program, with local artist Brendan Rose designing the outside of each trash can. Each trash bin would cost $1,800, and the current plan is to place eight trash cans along Euclid Avenue, between Comstock Avenue and Westcott Street. In addition to funding, Hammer said they will still need to establish trash pickup for the trash cans from Monday-Friday. She also said community groups that support the project would need to be informed as the initiative progresses. “It’s really about everyone working together,

ali mitchell | staff photographer DUANE FORD, vice president, speaks to the assembly. The meeting featured a presentation about a trash can initiative, which will put eight trash bins on Euclid Avenue.

and making the neighborhood more attractive and have less litter,” Hammer said. During the elections at the meeting, SA filled six positions. Eric Evangelista, a freshman fashion design major, was elected as a representative for VPA. Evangelista said he wanted to try and engage students who don’t usually participate in campus events. “I want to help people get involved, especially those who wouldn’t typically be able to get involved for whatever reason,” he said. Dan Hernandez, chair of the Board of Elections and Membership, said Evangelista showed a willingness to engage a wide variety of students. “Eric talked in his interview about wanting to get students who are too busy or not interested in student government involved, and wanting to give them a voice in student government,” Hernandez said. Four new student assembly members were

elected to fill seats representing the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Malik Evans, Philip Kramer, Evan Ronen and Katie Hochrein were all elected to the assembly. Each representative is a freshman. With the election of four new Whitman representatives, all the Whitman seats on SA are filled. Finally, Jin Kim, a junior environmental studies major, was elected as a representative for the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Kim said she wanted to strengthen the bond between SU and ESF. “It’s a unique opportunity where they share a campus and events,” Kim said. “There are benefits of knowing what’s going on at both schools.” Hernandez said Kim showed she’s comfortable navigating both campuses. He cited Kim’s involvement with organizations on both SU and ESF campuses.

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firsthand accounts of organizations such as Doctors without Borders. The Assad regime also blocked access to the site of the attack and destroyed evidence by shelling the area, Kerry said. But the administration has no proof implicating the Assad regime in the attack, said Habib, the assistant professor of Arabic. Because of this, the United States doesn’t know what resources will be required for a military strike, or what the repercussions will be, she said. Habib said she believes the reasoning behind the potential strike is based primarily on political and economic interests, such as control of natural gas supply in the area and a weakened Syrian state, which she said would make Israel feel more secure. The rebels, she said, have only thrown Syria into chaos. Habib said rebels told people to “not dream of coming back.” Much of Alma Begic’s childhood has echoed the threats of the rebels. The senior international relations and political science major fled Bosnia-Herzegovina as a child after the genocide broke out. She moved to four different countries before coming to the United States. Now at SU, she’s working to organize an initiative to help Syrian refugees in Turkey. Begic said Syrian refugees have already been coming into Syracuse, and that U.S. involvement in Syria may cause those numbers to rise in coming years. The purpose of the initiative, she said, is to make people realize how those affected by the conflict in Syria and other countries have already woven themselves into the Syracuse community. The countries surrounding Syria — Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan — have accepted the torrential influx of Syrian refugees since the conflict began, at the cost of their own resources. Turkey’s open-door policy in particular has strained its ability to support the refugees — the refugee camps cost $1 billion, but international aid only brings in $100 million, Begic said. Although she was critical of the U.S. involvement in Libya and Afghanistan, she said, there is a “real emergency” in Syria this time. “We know the intervention by the U.S. will not change the tide of war,” Begic said. “There is no end in sight for this conflict.”

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There are no two clear-cut camps, she said. The point of intervention, she said, is to uphold an international agreement banning the use of chemical weapons — most likely through limited strikes. “What bothers me about the discourse surrounding Syria is that I see people framing it in a way that’s so politicized, taking politicized stances, reducing the conflict to numbers that we’re not acknowledging that people are suffering on all sides,” she said. Acceptance of this conclusion, and the idea of intervention on moral grounds, has been mixed. An anti-intervention protest took place Monday evening on Marshall Street, where people from the community vocalized disapproval of the possible strike. Among those there was Jeurje Alamir, a 33-year-old native of Damascus, left Syria at 18 with his older brother. He said he still has family in Damascus, but that they didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary the night the chemical attack was reported to have happened. The site of the attack, he said, is three miles from where his family lives. Alamir, who currently lives in Syracuse, said he was part of the opposition at first, participating in protests against corruption in the Assad regime, before extremists joined in and changed his mind. “We saw where the country was going,” he said. “And we woke up.” Alamir and Habib, both of whom are Syrian, have different outlooks on the conflict. Alamir said he supports Assad and the future he wants for Syria is for it to go back to the way it was. The Syrian people, he said, will come out stronger from the conflict. But Habib was not so sure. With all this suffering, she said, Syria may not be the same. She doesn’t believe the country will be able to rebuild on its own, noting that the Syrian economy is “broken.” “We were self-content,” Habib said. “We didn’t owe anyone anything.” But, she added, Syria also had no democracy and struggled with corruption. The Assad regime brought economic development and let her grow up with a sense of safety, but made people afraid to criticize the government, she said. Families, too, Habib said, will be changed. She said she thinks the Syrian people, once “generous” and “welcoming,” will be hardened by the conflict. Said Habib: “When a lot of people die, a lot of families will carry hatred.”

chelsea stahl | staff photographer Protesters stand on Marshall Street speaking out against military intervention in Syria.


ensure a safer living environment. “The challenges that you have is that you have a house that is over 100 years old, and you need to be able to maintain it and keep it up to date, and also have adequate safety systems like sprinklers and fire alarms,” Cornacchia said. “There’s a lot of houses that don’t have sprinklers,” he said, speaking in general terms. Ralph Ketcham, a professor emeritus of history, public affairs and political science at SU, said he believes the reason that the bill hasn’t passed is likely due to money, but also hinted

at a possible backdoor solution for greek organizations facing this issue. “I suspect the opposition to the CHIA bill is largely from deficit reducers who do not want the revenue loss that would follow if such donations were exempt from taxation; that is made charitable,” Ketcham said in an email. “My fraternity at Allegheny College, Delta Tau Delta, got around this problem when raising money for a new chapter house by passing the money through the College, where it could get the charity exemption.” While there are loopholes around this financial conundrum, Cornacchia, the Psi Upsilon Trust Association vice president, said he believes the actual passing of this bill would have a very noticeable effect on the greek community. He said he supports its passing wholeheartedly. Said Cornacchia: “If we had an ability and a facility to offer alumni the ability to get a tax deduction for donations, that would be a huge win and a huge help to our organization and to all greek organizations.”



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his fall, the Syracuse University Humanities Center is not only hoping students will stop and smell the roses, but also close their eyes and listen to the roses blowing in the breeze. The Syracuse Symposium is an annual lecture series put on by the Humanities Center, and this year the lectures focus on the topic of listening. “If you think about sounds in nature, we tend to find those considerably more relaxing, but we’ve got an awful lot of mechanical noise in the world, and that disperses our attention,” said professor Dympna Callaghan, the interim director of the Humanities Center. She took over

the job of spearheading the Syracuse Symposium from last year’s director, Gregg Lambert. In everyday life, Callaghan said we are bombarded by noise so much that we tend to tune things out, such as the loud honk of a car horn. And that’s what this lecture series hopes to instill in its audience: the importance of the act of listening. Callaghan stressed the difference between hearing and listening, meaning that it takes concentration to actively listen to something and comprehend its meaning. “Hearing is a physical capacity, whereas listening is a form of attention,” she said. SU’s Humanities Center will celebrate its fifth year on campus in

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Annual lecture series Syracuse Symposium explores listening methods by discouraging hearing

June. Before the Humanities Center was established in 2008, the Syracuse Symposium was a product of The College of Arts and Sciences, beginning in 2001, when then Chancellor Kenneth Shaw asked faculty to create an event that the entire university could benefit from, and therefore inspire campus-wide conversation. The Faculty Advisory Board that runs the Humanities Center consists of professors from a wide variety of fields of study in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. However, when deciding on a topic for the Syracuse Symposium, students and professors from outside of VPA were also allowed to pitch ideas. For instance, “listening” was a suggestion from the School of Education. Past themes

have included concepts like examining identity. According to the Syracuse Symposium’s website, this year’s lecture series will feature a total of 17 presentations for the fall semester, ranging from a personal account of a Holocaust survivor to a speech from the founder of Buddhist Global Relief, and from listening to performances of Native American musical instruments to watching the SU Human Rights Film Festival. Confirming what Callaghan said she believes is an “impressive lineup,” Stephen Kuusisto, the head of the honors program and an internationally acclaimed poet, will perform some of his original poetry later on in


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he very first thing I noticed when I arrived in Florence last Tuesday was a simple observation, yet it’s already defining my entire first week’s experience: it’s small. If you take New York City, add some Italian flair, an army of pigeons and scrunch everything closer together, that’s Florence in a nutshell. Not too surprising, considering Italy has a population five times smaller than the United States, and the country itself is around 32 times as small. This can be frustrating when you’re from a more spacious country, but at the same time, it actually enriches the whole experience. This lack of space was apparent right away in our initial hotel rooms. Three other students and I shared a room with four beds neatly crammed into it. It was a struggle just to move around and find enough working power outlets — although the roommate who helped me find them wound up becoming a good friend during orientation.


lost and found in florence When we arrived at our Syracuse campus, the Villa Rossa, it still felt small. There’s a single door to enter, with slim doorways and a maze of narrow corridors. And the student lounge for a program with roughly 300 students can seat 20, at most. But, thanks to the close quarters, I have started meeting even more people, either through waiting in cramped lines or nearly bumping into fellow students in hallways. This was all especially true when I met my host family: a mother named Daniella and

her son, Paulo. After our long introductions, I went outside on a small balcony by my room for a private moment — but Daniella walked outside on the second balcony for a cigarette one yard away from me, and our dual attempts for privacy turned into a conversation about the neighborhood and plans for a walk to a nearby park after dinner — forced interactions have even been persistent where I live. Things were no less cramped during that quick walk through the park. We had to stick close together because of the small sidewalks, crowded streets and the passing bikers and runners. The park itself was fairly little, smaller than the one near my home in the United States. We passed by lots of people walking dogs or playing with children and those just enjoying the night. Yet, it felt more like we were actually seeing them — what they were doing and the emotions on their faces. We were too close to just passively phase them out and pretend they weren’t there. I was surprised by how those last few days went — but that night especially so — mainly because I’m a very withdrawn and somewhat shy person. Daniella even said she was the same

way. Something she said on that walk, though, managed to explain everything. She said she’s always known Florence, and even all of Italy, to be cramped. But with things so small, it brings people together more than usual, even for the introverts like the two of us. And after my first week in Florence, I’d have to say I agree. She and I barely speak the same language, often using a weird mix of Italian and English to communicate, but we’ve already talked about so much, from our hobbies and our passions to our goals in life. We’ve talked about our political views, including who we support in the recent Syria debate. We’ve discussed our families, from what we love about them to why they drive us crazy, and we’ve even talked about tragic moments from the past. All of that from the first week, after just meeting her. It all happened, completely naturally, in the cramped streets of Florence and her cozy apartment kitchen. It’s true there is less space, but with that comes more connections. Max Antonucci is a junior newspaper and online journalism major. His column appears every Tuesday in Pulp. Visit his website at, find him on Twitter at @DigitalMaxToday, or email him at


It was during her junior year of high school when Erica Fisher found herself aimlessly scrawling “All you need is love” repetitively on a piece of notebook paper in between her classes. Fisher, a senior dual major in advertising and information management and technology, has a Beatles obsession that began just after she watched the Beatles-inspired film “Across the Universe” for the first time. The range of emotions the movie evoked within her made it one of her immediate favorites, she said. Soon after, she delved into the music of the original band, exploring not only the songs themselves, but also the meanings and backgrounds behind them. Fisher was met with skepticism – and, ultimately, rejection – when she approached her parents about getting a tattoo. “Wait until you’re 21,” they advised. Her mother made her a thin, gold necklace with

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ERICA FISHER presents her Beatlesinspired tattoo featuring popular lyrics from the hit song “All You Need is Love.”

the words “All you need is love” extending across the middle as a replacement for the missing tattoo. After years passed, Fisher couldn’t resist. Without making an appointment, she visited Tattoo Lou’s on Long Island, determined to finally get inked. Though the session was only 20 minutes long, Fisher had heard that the pain of getting a tattoo on the ribs is almost unbearable. To make the outing more stressful, Fisher had to sit and wait for roughly an hour and a half before getting her tattoo due to a lengthy sleeve appointment scheduled before arrived at the parlor. Even with all of this weighing down on her and her impromptu decision, her tattoo artist was able to console her, saying, “I wouldn’t have any customers if it was that painful.” The finished piece is a simple yet incredibly vibrant text piece, written horizontally in cursive, mimicking the words of her necklace. Though she originally planned on hiding her tattoo, her mother found out about it soon after as a result of a Facebook conversation left open on Fisher’s laptop. Inevitably, the rest of the family was made aware of the ink, and the reception was quite mixed. Though not everyone in her family is supportive of her decision, Fisher said she holds fast to her beliefs. In fact, she is still so engulfed in the Beatles’ music that she plans to get a tattoo around Thanksgiving that reflects another one of the band’s songs, “Blackbird.” Fisher said she loves the song, specifically for its historical meaning. Originally recorded in the late 1960s, it was, and still is, a symbol of the civil rights movement. Thus, she plans to get the image of a blackbird, coupled with the word “fly” on one of her shoulder blades. Said Fisher: “My body is like a Beatles canvas. The Beatles are a huge part of my life. A big part of who I am is wanting to find happiness and passion, and that is what their music is all about. They have no negative tone.”

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‘Adult World’ to premiere in Syracuse in October By Bobby O’Brien CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Back in February of 2012, excitement spread across the Syracuse University campus when word got out that Hollywood stars Emma Roberts and John Cusack were in town filming a new movie. “Adult World,” the independent movie staring Roberts and Cusack that was filmed in several Syracuse locations last year, will make its Syracuse premiere on Oct. 6, at the Syracuse International Film Festival. Tickets on sale for the movie’s Syracuse premiere and all other festival lectures, parties, screenings and events are now available on or at the Landmark Theatre box office. Tickets span from $5-$75, depending on the event and one’s age bracket. Several SU students got involved in the film’s production by working as production assistants and extras. Senior film major PJ Alampi, who served as an extra for the film, estimated that somewhere between 100-150 students auditioned to be extras. “It’s a little nerve-racking, you know?” Alampi said. “Being on set, interacting with all the different people working on the film and also the actual actors.” Syracuse students might recognize some of their peers who acted as extras in the film, like Alampi, if they go to the showing. Justin Nappi, a Syracuse native and Jamesville-Dewitt High School graduate, produced “Adult World,” which tells the story of a struggling poet, Amy (Roberts), who is trying to come


the semester’s Syracuse Symposium series. The first event of the lecture series is “How to Talk to People About Things: Negotiation and Listening in Everyday Life,” a talk by published author and theatrical improvisational performer Misha Glouberman. He is speaking Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Hall of Languages room 107 and, like all of the Syracuse Symposium lectures, this event is free and open to the public. Glouberman is the co-author of “The Chairs are Where the People Go: How to Live, Work, and Play in the City,” a book describing his life and the lessons he has learned. His speech

to terms with her recent postgrad status. Amy takes a job at a local adult bookstore, despite her reservations, while tirelessly pursuing her literary idol and hopeful mentor Rat Billings (Cusack). The eccentric, dark comedy attempts to portray the charming, yet disorienting time period of young adulthood. “Adult World” first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this past April and has received mixed reviews since. An Indiewire article from April gave “Adult World” a D+, arguing that Roberts “can’t seem to balance her comedic and dramatic instincts.” However, The Hollywood Reporter complimented writer Andy Cochran, giving praise to his “unpredictable plot detours and frequent flashes of wit.” Thus far, IMDb has given the film a strong 7.8/10 rating. The screening of “Adult World” will be the final showcase at the 10th annual Syracuse International Film Festival, set to take place Oct. 2-6. The festival will bring films, stars and parties to the Palace Theatre on James Street, Landmark Theater on South Salina Street, Le Moyne College and SU. The event will conclude with the Syracuse premiere of “Adult World” on Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Landmark Theatre. Being able to premiere a feature film in the Syracuse area is something that the creators of the film festival didn’t foresee in the festival’s beginning stages. Twelve years ago, Owen Shapiro, artistic director of the Syracuse International Film Festival, and his wife Christine, head producer and community development director, began to

put their idea of a large Syracuse film festival into motion. The two came up with the plan while their own film, “Prisoners of Freedom,” was on the United States’ film festival circuit more than a decade ago. “Our original intent was to just have the festival,” Owen wrote in an email. “We had no thought of its continuing. Now 10 years later, I guess it continued.” The five-day festival event is typically a large competition where film professionals judge the 80-100 entries. Winners receive cash, prizes and positive publicity. However, because this year is the festival’s 10th anniversary, coordinators have elected to suspend the competition and construct a large-scale special event with parties, viewings and high-profile speakers at several different locations. As part of the new design, world-renowned film poster artist Maestro Silvano Campeggi of Italy will be at the Landmark Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Attendees will be able to meet with Campeggi, admire his work and purchase posters that catch their eyes. The following day, the Palace Theatre will host critically-acclaimed film music composer Patrick Doyle. The silent movie, “IT,” will be accompanied by a live orchestra conducted by Travis Newton. Doyle’s scores have been featured in films including “Brave,” “Hamlet” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” Also on the final day of the festival, Jim Morris, executive vice president of production at Pixar, will discuss the making of “Wall-E.” The film won a Golden Globe, an

Academy Award and 50 other major motionpicture awards. Students interested in attending the events can use shuttles that will run from campus to the Palace Theatre or use the Connective Corridor to get to the Landmark Theatre. For a complete schedule of festival events, times and locations, visit

on Thursday will mainly focus on learning the art of negotiating with others — especially when emotions run high. His knowledge

If unable to attend the Thursday evening lecture, Callaghan said students are welcome to go meet and hear him in a more personal, seminar-like setting featuring a free catered breakfast Friday morning at 9:30 in the Humanities Center. “It’s a real opportunity to engage one-on-one with a very unique, creative thinker,” Callaghan said, encouraging students to come ask Glouberman questions about being an experienced professional in improvisational theater. But she also encourages students to ask the published author about the process of writing a book. Collectively, Callaghan said the series is one she looks forward to being a part of. The annual lecture series has been a great success in past years, so she said this year’s turnout

should not disappoint. The importance of being able to listen is something that everyone should turn more attention to, she continued, and then said, “The series of events we’ve got in this symposium is really an opportunity to listen — to just sit back and listen.” Said Callaghan: “We’re very good at talking in our world, but we need to learn to listen.”

“Hearing is a physical capacity, whereas listening is a form of attention.” Dympna Callaghan


draws on information he learned from Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, according to the Syracuse Symposium website. But also, Glouberman will speak about the importance of listening when negotiating.

“Adult World”

Syracuse International Film Festival When: Sunday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. Where: Landmark Theatre, 362 South Salina St. How much: $5- $75


Other notable films from the stars of “Adult World” Emma Roberts “We’re the Millers” (2013) “Scream 4” (2011) “The Art of Getting By” (2011) “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” (2010) John Cusack “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (2013) “Must Love Dogs” (2005) “Serendipity” (2001) “Being John Malkovich” (1999)

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“How to Talk to People About Things: Negotiation and Listening in Everyday Life” When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Where: Room 107, Hall of Languages How much: Free

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Legend-ary Talented lyricist John Legend explores love, relationship with fiancée on album



n case you missed it, John Legend is in love. But this love is not to be mistaken for the infatuation described in the 2005 smash hit, “Ordinary People.” In the last six years, Legend’s success has included winning nine Grammy awards and announcing his engagement to Sports Illustrated model Christine Teigen in 2011. After taking a five-year hiatus, we’re now seeing a new side of Legend: a raw, unapologetic manifestation of his musings on love, commitment and passion. Legend is no stranger to romance. “Love in the Future” is a wedding album without the added bells and whistles. It’s romantic without being overly sappy. It’s honest without being overwhelming. And it leaves enough to the listener’s imagination while giving some insight into what the pages of Legend’s diary must look like these days. The album begins with a hauntingly beautiful 40-second intro in which Legend tells us, “This is a new year for love, love in the future, not the love I lost.” While it’s not meant as an actual song, the intro is strong enough to capture the listener’s attention. “What If I Told You?” is the response to the intro and is told in the same short, but intriguing voice, with a hint of Motown old school and rhythm and blues. Memorable songs on the album include the fiery and animalistic “Made to Love.” A combination of percussion, synthesizers and featuring Kimbra’s vocals, this song is very simplistic in lyricism, but stands out in intensity. Legend doesn’t include much collaboration on the album, but Kimbra is an excellent choice for female vocals. The two seemingly compete for the listener’s attention while peacefully balancing one another out in the end. If this album were the playlist for a wedding, “All of Me” would be played at the vow ceremony. Legend sings with such rawness of his undying love for his fiancée. The depth in his lyrics is nothing short of poetic, making this track an admirable addition to the album.

“Open Your Eyes” is Legend’s tribute to Bobby Caldwell, who originally recorded this song more than 30 years ago. This song was sampled in Common’s “The Light” in 2000, but now Legend adds a new dimension to this classic while still honoring its originality. This is the Legend we know very well: the beauty and simplicity of a man and his piano. Caldwell would be proud. In “Asylum,” Legend compares the intensity of his love for his fiancée Teigen to going crazy in an asylum. The song is slightly psychedelic, reminiscent of a Jimi Hendrix song. The lyrics are fairly straightforward, but Legend’s vocals throughout the song make this track stand out. He effortlessly shifts from falsetto to alto to soprano. Legend is one of the few mainstream artists today who has escaped the auto-tune craze, and it’s refreshing to enjoy his vocals without this added fanfare. “Who Do We Think We Are,” featuring Rick Ross, is the strongest song on the album. Released as a single a few months prior to the album release, this song is incredibly catchy and sounds like a live recording from a concert. While the meaning of this song isn’t entirely clear, Legend ends the song by proclaiming: “This is our song, and our song for the future,” thus tying together the entire theme of the album: his relationship with Teigen. Despite its high points, a bit more variety in style could have helped the album. No doubt, Legend has immeasurable talent. But he seemingly played it safe with this album, venturing out to use percussion and electronica if only for a moment. Most of his songs echo the jazz and soulfulness of the Motown era, which is a huge inspiration for him. Perhaps on the next album, he will include more collaboration with artists who also share his affinity for piano playing like Tori Amos, Anthony Hamilton and Alicia Keys. Until then, we celebrate his newfound love and excitement — and can’t wait to hear what he will create next.

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Hill blazes trail for D-II players even after death in March By Melissa Bronson-Tramel STAFF WRITER

When Jim Terwilliger won the Harlon Hill Trophy it gave him the chance to try out with the Minnesota Vikings and the Canadian Football League. “I wouldn’t have had those opportunities had I not been nominated for that award,” Terwilliger said. Terwilliger, who won the award in 2005, is one of 22 players to win Division II College Football Player of the Year in the award’s 27-year history. The Harlon Hill Trophy, the Division II equivalent of the Heisman, began in 1986 in honor of Hill’s accomplishments in football. Hill died in March, but his legacy in Division II football continues to thrive. “He blazed the trail for guys that weren’t Division I athletes to play the sport they loved and pursue it professionally,” Terwil-


liger said. Coming from the small football school University of North Alabama, Hill didn’t know much about the NFL. But the Chicago Bears scouted him after a tip from a coach at Jackson State, and drafted Hill 174th overall in the 1954 NFL Draft. Hill came in as a rookie and had an immediate effect on the Bears’ offense. He racked up 1,124 receiving yards and snagged 12 touchdown receptions his rookie season. Fittingly, he won NFL Rookie of the Year and still holds team rookie records in the Bears’ organization. This small-town kid from Killen, Ala., paved the way for Division II football players. “Hill goes to show if you play Division II football at a high level,” Terwilliger said, “you can still do anything you want to do professionally.” Hill turned in nine full seasons in the NFL and continued to bring a national spotlight to Division II football throughout the ‘50s. He went on to become the first recipient of the Jim Thorpe Trophy in 1955, and he was a three-time Pro Bowler before retiring in 1962.


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“Having this award as mine is pretty special but it’s only going to make me work harder,” Zulli said. “It’s a big accomplishment.” Hill worked hard not only to open doors for football players, but in his community as well. Months after this death, his legacy still resonates with Florence, Ala. Hill would make it his duty every season to make it to a UNA football practice. Wallace reminisced on the pep talks Hill gave his team and the last conversation he had with him. Instead of grieving, Wallace tries to remember all the good things Hill did for Division II football and as a person for the community. To pay their respects to Hill, Wallace and UNA plan on having a tribute for Hill at a football game. Wallace said there is no set date for the tribute because the family wants more time to heal. “Everyone still knows who he is and what he did,” Wallace said. “Especially because he came back after his NFL playing years.”

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Upon retirement, Hill returned to his native Alabama where he worked as an assistant football coach at UNA. Hill later pursued his college degree in education and became a principal of a local high school. Even after his success in the NFL, Hill returned to his roots to help encourage Division II players. Every year he watched as that year’s recipient received his award. “Harlon always came to these banquets,” North Alabama head coach Bobby Wallace said. “That is until his health began to deteriorate.” As Hill’s health declined from lung cancer, he would send his son, Jerry Hill, to recognize the winner with a few words. In 2012, Jerry Hill delivered a short speech to Shippensburg (Pa.) University quarterback Zach Zulli when he won the award. In March, Hill lost his battle with chronic lung cancer. Zulli was the last player to receive the award while Hill was alive. The power of the award became more meaningful to him once Hill passed away.

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it needs to be. “The good thing is you don’t have any false pretenses to where you are and where you aren’t,” Shafer said. Dixon takes over as starting punter Riley Dixon will replace Jonathan Fisher as Syracuse’s starting punter Saturday against Wagner, Shafer said Monday. “The other kid (Dixon) that did a great job for us was our backup punter,” Shafer said, “who’s going to start this week.” Fisher began the season as the Orange’s starting punter after also holding the job in 2012, but Dixon, a Christian Brothers Academy alumnus, had been used in red zone situations. After SU’s loss to Penn State in the season

opener, Shafer outlined that as the plan. Dixon punted once in that game, pinning the Nittany Lions inside the 20-yard line. Fisher punted six times against PSU, averaging 43.2 yards per punt, but booted just two for 54 total yards in Syracuse’s loss to Northwestern. Dixon, meanwhile, punted four times for an average of 48.5 yards with two ending up inside the 20. Two of his punts also sailed more than 50 yards. Dixon is now averaging 46 yards per punt. Fisher had averaged just 39.1 as the starter. “Competition makes you better as a team,” Shafer said, “whether it’s at the quarterback position, the punter position, or some offensive, defensive line position and that’s what we’re going to continue to promote as we get better.” @Stephen_Bailey1

courtesy of north alabama athletics HARLON HILL put together a successful NFL career after being drafted out of a Division-II school. The Division-II equivalent of the Heisman Trophy is named after him.

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Sophomores guide SU to dominant opening weekend By David Lauterbach STAFF WRITER

Though they’re just beginning their second season in Syracuse, the sophomores carried the Orange in its opening weekend. The men’s and women’s cross country teams dominated the Harry Lang Invitational on Saturday in Hamilton, N.Y., thanks to a pair of sophomores. Margo Malone not only finished before anyone else on the women’s team, but also before every other female runner. And Malone wasn’t the only Orange runner to finish first. Redshirt sophomore Juris Silenieks won the men’s section. Coming into this meet, assistant coach Raynee DeGrio was confident the women could compete as well as they did last year despite losing a handful of key runners. “Sarah (Pagano) was a really good athlete, and she contributed a lot for the team,” DeGrio said. “So it’s definitely hard to fill a void like that.” But if one meet means anything, the

Orange is on its way. Four out of the five fastest women on Saturday were underclassmen, including the top two runners. Malone finished two spots and 13 seconds ahead of sophomore Brianna Nerud. Last year, Malone might not have looked like someone who would win the first meet of this season. In the three meets she placed in, Malone finished 31st, 135th, and 6th respectively. “We are seeing a lot of girls we wouldn’t have expected to be in one of those top positions,” DeGrio said. In another surprise move, junior Katherine Fleischer didn’t run in the first meet. Fleishcher finished second at last year’s Harry Lang Invitational and 31st overall at the NCAA regional championship. Despite the fact she didn’t run, Fleischer maintains a leadership role on the young team. “It feels good (to be back),” Fleischer said. “It’s helped some of the girls to step up and take leadership, too. There are a bunch of

girls that everyone looks up to.” While the women have a lot of new names and faces finishing the quickest on their squad, the men don’t have quite the same amount, but still saw a strong performance from its youngest athletes. The fastest 11 men to race Saturday were all from Syracuse. Six were underclassmen, led by Silenieks. But the difference between the men’s and women’s team is the men have more upperclassmen they can rely on to piece together a winning squad. While the women’s team did almost as well as the men this weekend, it doesn’t have as much experience. The women’s team might be younger, DeGrio said, but there are still upperclassmen that can help the team succeed. “The girls that have been around a lot like (senior) Alexandra Clinton and Jessie Petersen, they’ve been around for a while,” DeGrio said, “they know our program and are definitely leading us by example.”

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After sluggish start, bench shines for SU against Manhattan By Jesse Dougherty ASST. COPY EDITOR

Something seemed off with Syracuse at the start of the game. One of Alex Bono’s warmup pumps hit a ball boy from SU’s youth program standing on the sidelines. When the game started, Skylar Thomas passed the ball directly at the Syracuse bench with no teammates in sight. Pleas for better play echoed throughout SU Soccer Stadium. Fans groaned each time the Orange clumsily lost possession. Both Bono and head coach Ian McIntyre yelled for the team to pick up its play, but nothing registered for the players on the field. Those on the bench, though, primed themselves to have an immediate effect on the game when called upon. No. 17 Syracuse (3-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) beat Manhattan (0-3) 4-1 at SU Soccer Stadium on Monday night. After a lethargic start, McIntyre turned to his bench for a kick of energy. Freshmen Mike Koegel and Chris Nanco, and sophomore Noah Rhynhart answered their coach’s call and helped the Orange to the lopsided win.


tempo high, move the ball quickly, and aren’t just on the ball to be on the ball.” It’s a simple concept: controlling the ball for as long as possible prevents opponents from having possession, and in turn limits their goal-scoring chances. Keep the ball and move the ball, but move the ball with a purpose. At times, change the tempo with counterattacks and pass directly into goal-scoring areas.  “ACC teams, they like to possess,” SU midfielder Nick Perea said. “The Big East conference was known for being a strong, physical conference, and the ACC is more of a soccer-playing (conference). It’ll be interesting to see other teams play the same way we play and see how we react to it, and how they react to us doing the same thing.” There’s no need to change the system now. After all, it’s what Syracuse soccer has done for decades.


SU defender Oyvind Alseth sent a long ball down the right side of the field for Emil Ekblom, who sent a cross into the box. The ball deflected off the back of Manhattan defender Andrew Santos and plopped down just above the penalty area. Halis jumped on the ball and sent it into the net. Santos dropped to his knees and punched the ground twice. He didn’t regain composure until play had resumed for the next possession. SU had its best offensive stint in the later portion of the opening frame, and it was Halis who led the charge. Halis worked passing plays with Ekblom and Nanco and sent them both through balls into the box. Halis’ feed for Ekblom was ruled offside. His feed to Nanco connected, but Nanco was held and pushed by Jaspers

“With my pace I looked to take advantage, because the guys had been on the field longer than me,” Nanco said. “I was fresh legs coming off the bench, which made me want to create something.” Even after freshman midfielder Alex Halis gave SU a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute, the Orange didn’t have much going. Syracuse had trouble possessing the ball in the midfield, and scoring chances were virtually nonexistent. Displeased, McIntyre called for reinforcements. “We were sluggish tonight,” McIntyre said. “You’ve got three new young guys to use, and they all responded great.” First it was Nanco, who spelled Grant Chong in the 22nd minute. Then Koegel subbed in for Juuso Pasanen seven minutes later. Neither took long to affect the game. After Koegel f lirted with his first collegiate goal with a rocket-like shot, his distribution to Halis started SU’s next scoring play. Halis danced around Manhattan defender Samuel Howard before finding Nanco, who gave the Orange a 2-0 lead.

Two minutes later, Rhynhart entered the game for forward Emil Ekblom and assisted the Orange’s third goal on the next play. Rhynhart used his speed to blaze ahead of the Jaspers’ defense and slot a pass to Halis who notched his second of the game. With the Orange now leading 3-0, it looked like a brand-new team. “Coach wanted us to come in and bring a lot of energy to help the team pick itself up,” Koegel said. “We saw that as our responsibility once we got in the game.” When the team jogged out with a 3-0 lead for the second half, four starters sat on the bench. Koegel, Nanco, Rhynhart and sopho-

Patrice Bernier, the first-ever Syracuse alumnus to be named a Major League Soccer All-Star, played for Foti in 1998 and 1999. “I think (Foti) was really set on having a team that played out of the back, played through the middle, and he was starting to recruit guys who were more comfortable on the ball,” Bernier said. “He tried to bring suitable soccer and at the same time efficient soccer.” Pete Rowley played five seasons for the Orange from 2004-2008 and described his teams as playing “very tactic, very methodical, very deliberate” soccer. “Coach Foti wanted the percentage of possession to be 70 or 80 percent … even against teams that were better than us,” Rowley said. Foti passed some of his tactics to Jeff Knittel, a forward for the Orangemen from 19951998. Knittel now coaches in the Syracuse Empire United organization, and coached current SU players Ben Ramin, Andrew Coughlin, Alex Bono and Stefanos Stamoulacatos on youth teams. “We were more of a skilled team, liked to

build up from the back. We had a different style than most of the teams,” Knittel said. “We weren’t big, physical-type players. We were more like my size. I was like 5-5 playing guys on Notre Dame who were 6-2, 6-3.” Perea said he fits in well with the team’s “keep the ball” mantra. “We’re a possessing team,” Perea said matter-of-factly. “We also like to catch other teams on the counterattack. We can mix it up. We can play all around. We like the style of play. The more you keep the ball, the more chances you have.” McIntyre always recruits the best players he can, but he also looks for players to fit his style. He wants intelligent players who enjoy having the ball on their feet. Alex Halis, the skilled freshman forward, fits that model to a tee. “I feel as if that’s the type of player I am,” Halis said. “That’s what I like. I like quick touches, possession, so I think it fits in very well with what I like to do and I think the whole team, so it works.” It may sound simple — a style of play based

on slowing down opponents and maximizing one’s own scoring chances. Although SU is without its top five scorers from last season, it will again rely on this brand of soccer as it transitions to the ACC, widely regarded as the country’s best soccer conference. “I’m very interested in seeing how they’re going to do, especially with the soccer conference the ACC has become,” Knittel said. “(My former players) always ask me about my experiences at Syracuse. It’s nice to talk to them about the differences between this era and when I was playing.” Rowley, whose teams went 33-42-12 in five years with the program, lived in Syracuse for business from November 2011-February 2013. He witnessed the program’s ascent to national prominence first hand. “It’s exciting, it’s optimistic and it’s opportunistic,” he said. “I think they’re (SU) going to do well, but I think it’s going to be a year or two to get acclimated to the ACC. On the f lip side, I think the ACC is going to have to get used to Syracuse.”

defender Sean Towey. In the 34th minute, though, Halis and Nanco capitalized. Halis found Nanco open on the top left of the box, and Nanco sent a shot into the back of the net. It was the first assist of Halis’ career. Just three minutes later, Halis had the ball on the center of the top of the box. He slid the ball to the right to Noah Rhynhart, who returned it on a give-and-go. Halis sent a shot from the left side and beat the keeper, which gave SU a 3-0 lead heading into halftime. Just five minutes into the second half, the Halis-Nanco combination proved prolific yet again. Halis found Nanco on the right side of the box, and Nanco buried the shot just as he had done in the first half. The Orange took a 4-0 lead. Manhattan soon realized that No. 7, Halis, was the player it needed to watch. In the 32nd minute, Jaspers defender Santos brought Halis to the ground. Halis was down for 15 seconds, clutching his left arm underneath

his body. Santos received a yellow card. A minute later, Halis retaliated on Reese Akers, and received a yellow card himself. “I got frustrated,” Halis said. “I can’t be doing that. It hurts the team. Just learn from it, I guess, not get frustrated, just play my game, put my head down and keep working hard.” McIntyre immediately called for a sub, and for his offensive star to come over to talk to him. McIntyre was visibly upset with Halis, and yelled at him for a good 15 seconds. “He has faith in all of us,” Halis said. “He’s a great coach and I respect him enough to apologize and take what he said and just use it as a positive. I know he’s a bit disappointed, I don’t blame him.” Halis took the criticism, brushed his long hair with his left hand, and found a seat on the bench next to Juuso Pasanen. “Alex is an emotional soccer player, that’s what makes him so fun to watch,” McIntyre said. “He took a silly yellow card. He was getting

kicked a couple of times and he reacted. You know, we had a conversation. He realizes he won’t do that again.”

“We were sluggish tonight. You’ve got three new young guys to use, and they all responded great.”” Ian McIntyre


more defender Trevor Alexander replaced Ekblom, Pasanen, Chong, and freshman Oyvind Alseth. And it was more of the same. In the 51st minute, Nanco tallied his second goal of the match after a Halis through ball gave him a clear look at the goal. Koegel grew more and more comfortable with each play, helping the Orange possess out of the back and exuding uncharacteristic physicality for a 5-foot-10 freshman. And Rhynhart, replacing one of SU’s primary offensive targets in Ekblom, continued to give the Jaspers headaches with his speed. In its next two games, the Orange will face No. 4 Notre Dame and No. 3 Connecticut, both at home. After being noticeably unhappy with the way his team started Monday night’s game, McIntyre won’t forget the way his bench energized an otherwise listless team. “Everyone is fighting for their spot out here,” Nanco said. “And that makes everyone better. We’ll continue to work hard for sure.” @dougherty_ jesse


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WHO WILL FIND THE GOLDEN TICKET? sterling boin | staff photographer (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP) ALEX HALIS prepares to put away one of his two goals during No. 17 Syracuse’s win on Monday night. EMIL EKBLOM fights for a loose ball with a Manhattan Jasper. GOGO KOLLIE dribbles while a Jasper defender looks on. Syracuse players convene during the Orange’s 4-1 win over Manhattan at SU Soccer Stadium.

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Under control Shafer pins INTs football


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Syracuse brings possessive approach on offense to ACC

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featured shorter players — skilled passers with quick playmaking ability.  It’s a style Syracuse played under coaches Alden Shattuck, Tim Hankinson and Dean Foti, and currently plays under McIntyre. The continued use of the possession game will dictate whether or not Syracuse finds success in the tougher Atlantic Coast Conference, and determine if last year’s Sweet 16 run wasn’t a fluke.  “I like technical players. I like players who can deal with the soccer ball and like to get the ball down and play,” McIntyre said. “It’s players that keep the

Drew Allen’s four-interception performance against Northwestern has some fans calling for Terrel Hunt to start against Wagner on Saturday. While Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said that two of Allen’s picks weren’t his fault, he a d m i t t e d the Orange’s mi nus -t h ree turnover ratio just two games into the season SCOTT is distressing in SHAFER an Orange AllAccess interview on Monday. “Our Achilles’ heel has really been the turnover ratio,” Shafer said. Shafer cited Allen’s last interception, one tipped by a Wildcats defensive lineman before linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo caught it, as one of the two that were not his fault. Allen’s low release has created a lot of batted balls though, providing more opportunities for interceptions. Syracuse actually won the turnover battle against Penn State 4-3, but against Northwestern, Allen’s turnovers prevented the SU offense from gaining any momentum and keeping pace. “You can’t do that and be a good football team,” Shafer said. Especially against Big Ten contenders like Penn State and thenNo. 19 Northwestern. While the 0-2 mark certainly isn’t what Shafer hoped to have entering Week 3 against Wagner, he knows where his team is and where




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sterling boin | staff photographer ALEX HALIS celebrates one of his goals from SU’s win on Monday night win. Halis and SU have bought into head coach Ian McIntyre’s system of a possession-heavy offense that intends to control the tempo and limit the other team’s chanc-

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rom 1992-95, Ian McIntyre was a rugged defender for the Hartwick College Hawks. His game centered on physicality and brute toughness. McIntyre was talented, but his skill set didn’t lend 1 of 5 itself to a possession-based style. He used his size to his advantage, rather than finesse.

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His coaching style, though, is the 180-degree difference. His teams aren’t overly physical, but rather they focus on precise passing and ball control. “I think you enjoy watching attacking, attractive soccer,” McIntyre said. “But you enjoy watching winning soccer. We’re trying to impose ourselves on the opponent rather than the opponent impose on us.” In the late 1970s and into the ’80s and ’90s, Big East soccer was known for its tough, physical play and taller, thicker players like McIntyre. But Syracuse was always an outlier. The Orange focused on possessing the ball and controlling tempo. SU rosters

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Halis scores 2 goals as Syracuse pounds Manhattan By Josh Hyber STAFF WRITER

Stellar performances from Alex Halis are becoming the norm for SU soccer. On Monday night, the freshman forward netted two SYRACUSE 4 goals and dished out MANHATTAN 1 an assist, leading No.

17 Syracuse (3-1-0) to a 4-1 victory over Manhattan (0-3-0) at SU Soccer Stadium. Halis now leads the team with eight points on three goals and two assists. “With Alex you never know what to expect,” said SU forward Chris Nanco, who played high school soccer with Halis at Canada’s St. Edmund Campion Second-

ary School. “He’ll come out one day and play an amazing game and come out the next day and play even better.” Halis’ finesse touches and signature bursts of speed awakened an SU offense that looked sluggish for a better portion of the first half. The Orange weren’t able to string any passes together in the offensive

third, and missed a couple of open passes that may have led to scoring opportunities. SU head coach Ian McIntyre, and the home crowd, were restless, urging the team to “pick up the tempo” and “push forward.” Halis answered the call.


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