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Synergy between LA, SU creates exclusive opportunities
hen Hollywood meets the Hill, an undeniable, two-way connection is forged. Syracuse University adds a unique diversity to its student body, while Los Angeles alumni bring remarkable value and prominence to the school.
Through the last decade, SU’s California presence, both in enrollment and alumni involvement, continues to grow at an exponential rate. “I’m thrilled with the way it’s going,” said Chancellor Nancy Cantor. “The West Coast is really starting to feel like a critical mass here. Our presence and visibility goes back and people talk about (SU), so that can only help us.” It makes sense to expand SU’s outreach beyond the Northeast, said Ellen Beck, West Coast direc-
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tor of development. When students graduate, many pursue opportunities outside of Central New York, so expansion and engagement in other areas is crucial, she said. The SU in LA program alone generates enormous buzz for its strength, Beck said. “It’s made us ‘the hot school,’ and that is a great accomplishment, especially for a school in the Snow Belt,” Beck said. “As we say in LA: All roads lead to Syracuse.”
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Graduate program created in Falk school By Rachael Barillari STAFF WRITER
The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics gained a new graduate program at Wednesday’s University Senate meeting held at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. The meeting lasted approximately 20 minutes. Bruce Carter, chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, presented the Committee on Curricula’s report. The report included the new 36-credit program, a Master of Science in sport venue and event management,
which was passed unanimously by the senate. Content areas of the program include sport fi nance, sport law and legal operations management and event planning operations management. The program is made of faculty from colleges beside the Department of Sport Management in Falk, including the School of Information Studies, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.
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University Senate is an academic governing body with powers such as proposing policy on grading, student life and athletics, among many others. It also approves new curricula and recommends faculty for promotion. USen meets once a month on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium.
shira stoll | staff photographer BRUCE CARTER , chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, presented the Master of Science in sport venue and event management program, a 36-credit graduate program, during Wednesday’s meeting.
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Delays affect BlackBerry users at SU By Liz Sawyer Asst. News Editor
stacie fanelli | asst. photo editor ian chin, senior English and textual studies major, imitates his mother after Chin told her he was gay: “I talked to some gays the other day; it was great!” His mother went out of her way to indicate support for Chin’s sexual orientation.
LGBTQ community shares coming out stories By Kristin Ross Staff writer
When Al Forbes got engaged three weeks ago, she realized it was time to tell her family that she is a lesbian. Forbes, a senior psychology and sociology major, was one of eight people who shared their experiences during Coming Out Stories in Kittredge Auditorium on Wednesday night. The event, sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, helps celebrate national Coming Out Month. “Coming out isn’t just for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual
or trans,” said Danielle Sutton, the emcee for the event and a graduate student in the School of Education. “It’s also for people who are allies. We wouldn’t be where we are today without allies.” The audience ate pizza and drank soda while laughing about their peers’ comical coming out stories, showing occasional solemn faces when the stories turned serious. The event was an emotional celebration that showcased people who are proud of their sexuality. The floor was open to anyone who
wanted to share a story, and Forbes was the first one out of her seat. After she got engaged, she said she knew she had to come out to her family even though she was sure most of them already knew she was a lesbian. “My dad straight-up laughed in my face,” Forbes said. “I think he thought that it would just come and go and he would never really have to think about it.” Forbes’ dad finally gave her a hesitant congratulations, but she said the wedding won’t be any time soon.
Forbes and her dad are on good terms now, and he approves of her fiancee. Once the speakers finished talking, they received a miniature closet door. On the outside, it looked like any normal wooden door should. When opened, the inside of the door was painted in rainbow colors with the words “Coming Out Stories 2011.” “It’s liberating to tell your story,” Forbes said. “It’s good to be an audience and a support system for them.” see stories page 6
Four Loko labels can to show alcohol content comparison in spring By Kaitlyn Richards Contributing Writer
Four Loko, the alcoholic beverage that drew controversy on college campuses last fall, is taking on a new look next spring. The drink will stay the same, but a few changes will be made to its design. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the company that created Four Loko, Phusion Projects LLC, reached an agreement regarding the packaging of the drink, according to an Oct. 3 Phusion Projects press release. The new can will
display information that compares the amount of alcohol in one can of Four Loko to the amount in a 12-ounce beer with 5 percent alcohol by volume. In addition, the can will be resealable, a first for any alcoholic beverage. The new cans are expected to arrive in stores sometime next spring. The amount of alcohol in one can of Four Loko is comparable to that of five beers, said Dessa Bergen-Cico, assistant professor of public health in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
“That is like drinking an entire bottle of wine in one sitting,” she said. Bergen-Cico said she thinks the new labels will help people better understand how much alcohol they are actually consuming. “The research I’ve done shows college students don’t realize how much they are drinking,” BergenCico said. “They think one can equals one drink.” Despite disagreeing with the FTC’s allegations that Four Loko cans are poorly labeled, Phusion Projects “shares the FTC’s interest
in making sure consumers get all the information and tools they need to make smart, informed decisions,” Jaisen Freeman, a co-founder of Phusion Projects, said in the release. Four Loko, originally a caffeinated alcoholic beverage, was in the news in 2010 because a large number of consumers were sent to emergency rooms with alcohol poisoning. The combination of caffeine and high alcohol content made the drink dangerous, Bergen-Cico said. The company decided to remove see four loko page 6
BlackBerry users throughout the world experienced service delays this week due to a core switch failure in the company’s infrastructure, according to the BlackBerry website. Millions of BlackBerry customers experienced delays in sending and receiving emails and BlackBerry Messages, as well as slow Internet use, according to the website. Robin Bienfait, the chief information officer, apologized Wednesday in a service update on the website. “You’ve depended on us for reliable, real-time communications, and right now we’re letting you down,” Bienfait said. “We are taking this very seriously and have people around the world working around the clock to address this situation.” Service issues continued to affect users in North America on Wednesday night. Syracuse University students complained of service delays as well. Natalie Jones, a graduate student in the public health master’s program, said she realized there was a problem with her BlackBerry after she sat down at her computer and saw a whole string of emails that she never received on her phone. Jones was still able to make calls, but her BBMs were delayed and she wasn’t receiving emails — one of the main reasons she bought a BlackBerry in the first place, she said. Jones said there were things she had to take care of Wednesday and the problems prevented her from doing so. “It’s frustrating because it makes me look irresponsible,” she said. Cyan Grandison, a sophomore information technology major, also experienced delays, which proved to be an inconvenience. Grandison said her BlackBerry wasn’t receiving emails and was unable to access the Internet. Without her computer on her, Grandison said she had no way of knowing whether her teachers had contacted her. “It’s brutal,” she said. “I hope they get it back up soon. It’s kind of my life.” BlackBerry officials issued a statement attributing service problems to a core switch failure within the Research in Motion Ltd. infrastructure. RIM is the company that introduced the BlackBerry. The statement said that although the system is designed to failover to a backup switch, the failover did not function as previously tested. A large backlog of messaging data was generated as a result. email@example.com
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hancellor Nancy Cantor’s challenge “… to think expansively about our intellectual and geographic boundaries, opening new avenues for students and faculty to tackle the most pressing issues of our day” is something we hear a lot about at Syracuse University. The fact is that it is much easier to say than to do was clear in The Daily Orange’s Sept. 26 article “English department adds film, creative writing tracks.” In short, the article implied that SU students had a new choice to make when it came to film studies: to get a film degree from English and textual studies or the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications — and no, they didn’t mention our friends in the College of Visual and Performing Arts who have a film studies program of their own. I had already heard the buzz around the press release before I got the call from The D.O. The most prevalent reaction was, “Did you know about this film track?!” implying that if I had known I shouldn’t have allowed it or, at least, have felt threatened.
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Thanks to the intricate process of curricular review, I did know about these new programs and believed they, in service to Cantor’s vision, expanded intellectual boundaries for students and faculty of multiple fields to pursue — despite the fact that one of them happened to use the F-word in our department name. Should we be threatened by the expanded use of a word “film?” Or, more broadly, do we own the words in our department names? If this is so, then the writing department is being robbed as there is more than a great deal of writing going on in classes outside of the writing department. With the widening effect and accessibility of film, television and other screen texts across disciplines, similar intellectual expansion can be expected. The ETS tracks are not designed as alternatives or, as the article termed, "switch" opportunities to screen studies programs in Newhouse or VPA. They are complementary opportunities for students in all areas of study to acquire critical thinking skills, for example, “avenues
for students and faculty to tackle the most pressing issues of our day.” When you say, "Not all students are interested in making the switch," you trivialize the interdisciplinary richness in adding this sequence to the ETS curriculum. Critical studies is not a contest. Sadly, the article also managed to imply that Newhouse is churning out film producers who have no regard for history, cultural studies, gender studies, ethnic studies and critical theory — as if these are subjects that only the ETS department covers in their film program. My first phone call on the day of the article was from a faculty member who leads our departmental charge in critical studies. He wondered if perhaps he should switch to the ETS department because somehow I managed to communicate to The D.O. that television, radio and film offers no critical studies courses, when in fact we offer many. Critical Perspectives is a requirement for TRF majors and has distinguished the TRF program from competitors for decades, particularly in its approach to critical
and historical perspectives on television. One of the reasons why your interviewee Anna Hilder — and others — chose the TRF major was for its reputation. That reputation is built on solid instruction in critical thinking, not to mention a broad arts and sciences foundation. It’s essential for producers of TV and film and radio to have a critical understanding of texts of all kinds, including the process of creating content and understanding the ways in which it is consumed by audiences. And despite the fact that we offer a variety of screen studies courses that exercise critical thinking, we are delighted the ETS department is providing additional opportunities for students, including many of our own majors, to further develop their critical thinking skills. Expanding intellectual boundaries involves clear communication and trust. Portraying cross-disciplinary ventures as contests only serves to strain the pursuit of explorations that remain ahead.
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Occupy College does not represent all of Generation Y
felt compelled to write a letter expressing my concern with the groundswell of “Occupy This,” “Occupy That” on campus and beyond. A few years ago, I received an essay back from my high school English teacher. In red cursive, she simply wrote, "Don't use sweeping claims." From that moment forward, the word "everyone" took new meaning. I don't like to use it anymore, and
neither should the journalists covering the protest movement across campus and across the nation. I may be part of "our generation," but I'm not a part of your movement. Do not take this as a commentary on the protests at large. I place immense value on the key ideal this nation was founded on and the protests are upholding: freedom. Drawing inspiration from Evelyn Beatrice Hall, I can't help
but mention that I don't agree with everything you guys are doing, but I will defend to the death your right to do it. Instead, this is a letter expressing disappointment with those making assumptions. As journalists, it is your duty to express the facts, not the sensationalist threads of the moment. Think twice before you group all of us together in your head-
line. There are dissenting opinions on the matter. Our generation needs a rallying cry beyond shouting at corporate headquarters. Just because I'm young does not mean I'm unhappy. Maybe I should be. I don't know. And you know what? I don't care.
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Chancellor’s seat in senate audience aids debate-reform effort Chancellor Nancy Cantor has sat in the audience for two consecutive University Senate meetings. Except for those she could not attend, the chancellor previously presided on stage, at the center of every meeting. Removing Cantor from the focal point of every meeting complements reforms to the USen debate process enacted by the new USen moderator, Ian MacInnes. This semester and last, reforms have focused on facilitating tamer and more productive
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discussion after a few heated debates arose in spring 2010 on a number of topics, including changes to employee benefits and distancing the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs from the College of Arts and Sciences, among others. The first change removed the chancellor as the moderator for discussion. In the past, her role as moderator became problematic when she had to both guide discussion and answer questions, sometimes hostile,
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editorial by the daily orange editorial board from the audience. Last month, MacInnes enacted more reforms: enforcing a three-minute time limit for each comment in a debate and assuring all voices would be heard before any one person speaks for the second time. It is hoped that Cantor’s move — whether by personal choice or by
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recommendation — will likewise facilitate fairer and freer conversation. The move, at face value at least, equalizes the discussion: Administrators don’t have the privilege of the last word, and they also don’t become the easy target of anger or hostility. This is not to say it is good to take the chancellor out of the limelight to reduce criticism of her and the administration. USen serves as an important venue for such grievances
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that cut across campus, as well as a place to voice criticism or concerns about any other department or issue facing the campus at large. With short and peaceful meetings so far this semester, senate debate has not yet put these changes to the test. It is hoped they will facilitate honest and respectful discussion from various perspectives rather than the typical spats between a bloc of administrators and a bloc critical senate members.
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Ian Ludd, an undergraduate USen representative, said changes like this to the curriculum are one of USen’s better features and usually pass without contention. “I think it’s good to create so many different programs and majors for different students to find what they want to study,” Ludd said. The Agenda Committee’s report was presented by Samuel Gorovitz, a member of the Academic Affairs Committee. He said the committee is currently seeking the views of individuals attending Syracuse University, individuals outside the university and alumni to gain an unbiased view of the university. “All members of the expanded Syracuse community are encouraged to express their views to us,” Gorovitz said. In his report from the Committee on Athletic Policy, Michael Wasylenko emphasized the ability of sports opportunities for men and women, student-athlete welfare and academics, and compliance with NCAA regulations. He said the committee is no longer focusing on budgetary matters in detail and is instead
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Nick Haas, the president of Pride Union, said he was “kicked out of the closet.” Identifying as queer and gay, Haas came out on his MySpace page at age 15, knowing his immediate family did not have access to it, he said. His cousin saw this and told Haas’ brother, who texted him asking if it was true. Trapped, Haas replied “yes.” Within a week, Haas said his entire family knew. “My mom finally asked me, and I confirmed it,” said Haas, a senior environmental resources engineering major. “Growing up, she always kind of put in little remarks like ‘Oh, I’m OK with gay people,’ but when it was her son, she kind of backed off a little.” Haas said there are certain things about being queer and gay that his mother does not understand. “She’s done the questions like, ‘Are you sure you don’t just want to settle down and marry a
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guarana, taurine and caffeine from its ingredients in late 2010. The combination of caffeine and the high alcohol content caused many people to
leaving those matters to the USen Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee. Wasylenko also spoke about SU’s recent move up in the Director’s Cup rankings. Schools are allotted points depending on how well their teams do in relation to other schools, he said. “Of the 279 teams in the Division I we are finished 61, which is a good move up,” Wasylenko said. Wasylenko said that when he was on the search committee for a new athletic director, several candidates said they were surprised by SU’s low ranking given that the university is such a high-quality institution. He said pursuing a goal in moving up further in these rankings is positive. “It speaks to student-athletes who don’t just want to compete, they want to compete well and do well. I think that is a worthy thing and the committee does support that,” Wasylenko said. Wasylenko provided updates on the revamping of academic support for athletes. He said the quality of tutors has been enhanced, especially for difficult subjects like math and science. firstname.lastname@example.org
girl and have a lover on the side?’” he said as the audience laughed. “But is that more responsible and mature than just being truthful to who I am?” Haas said he first came out to a best friend about a year before his parents found out, which he highly recommends to those struggling with coming out. If people don’t tell their best friend, then they should find someone who will ultimately be there for them and help them through the process, he said, instead of outing them to the rest of the world before they’re ready. After the event was over, Haas said he was pleased with the turnout and the number of inspirational stories told. Every bit of education about LGBTQ helps the community, and Haas said there is still work that needs to be done to stifle homophobia. “There is still some homophobia that exists here on campus,” said Haas, “but that’s why we’re out fighting the good fight, fighting the good fight.” email@example.com
consume high quantities of the beverage without realizing its effect, Bergen-Cico said. The caffeine hides the effects of the alcohol at the time of consumption, she said. Jack Turner, a freshman computer art major, said he knows how much alcohol is in one can. “That’s why I drink them,” Turner said. Erinne Bryan-Dickerson, a senior communications and rhetorical studies major, said that she has never had Four Loko, but she has had a similar product called Joose. “I’ve heard bad things about Four Loko,” Bryan-Dickerson said. “Joose is similar but isn’t as bad.” Bryan-Dickerson recalled her own experiences with friends who had terrible headaches the morning following a night of drinking Four Loko. Turner said he once shotgunned a can. Tales of nights after drinking Four Loko have spawned a new website, fourlokostories. com, where people can go to read stories or post their own. Both Bryan-Dickerson and Turner said they did not think the label change would make any difference in sales of the malted beverage. “I’ve had friends who still drank it,” Bryan-Dickerson said, “even when they knew it was dangerous.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Leaving the bubble In 2001, SU received 434 applications and enrolled 54 students from California. Last year 1,604 applied and 165 matriculated. The increase in applications from 2001-11 hovers around 370 percent; enrollment has increased by 305 percent. Don Saleh, vice president for enrollment management, provided these numbers and offered explanations for the increases. First, the financial situation within the University of California system is difficult. Also, high school graduation rates are steadily increasing on the West Coast, whereas those same rates in the Northeast remain stagnant. With financial restrictions and space limitations, West Coast students look east, he said. “And Syracuse catches the eye,” Saleh said. “It’s the quality of the programs we offer. It’s the word of mouth from students to encourage their brothers, sisters, cousins, friends to attend SU.” Though his mom is an alumna, northern Californian Chris Guimarin wasn’t considering SU until an impromptu trip had him touring campus and visiting The Warehouse. Guimarin, a sophomore communication design major, said
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he felt inspired by The Warehouse and applied early decision. It isn’t much of a sacrifice to attend school far away given the potential gain. “The world is the eye of a needle, it wouldn’t make a difference to me if I went to school in Australia or Germany,” he said. The West Coast provides a hub for nearly all professions, from architecture to entertainment. For those interested in the latter, a great majority of opportunities are available exclusively in California, said Brian Frons, a 1978 graduate. Frons, current president of ABC daytime, partially credits SU for his career successes, working at media giants CBS, NBC and ABC. Frons said SU influenced his personal life, helping him foster future relationships. “I really felt that everyone who was in the walls of Newhouse had passion and were smart,” Frons said. “When you’re at any university you’re buying several things. The two major ones are: your education and the kids you interact with.”
Returning to their roots Even more impressive than the boost in student enrollment is SU’s consistent alumni presence in California, especially in LA. As of June 2011, there were 7,758 alumni in the LA area, said Karen Spear, executive director of regional advancement, in an email. Additionally, 1,415 LA donors, including alumni,
Californication Last year, SU started a Silicon Valley trip for School of Information Studies and Martin J. Whitman School of Management students to meet with technology firms and investors. Northern California offers real-world expertise outside of entertainment, said Michael Cardamone, co-president of the Alumni Club of Northern California. He said there are about 5,000 alumni in the area. parents and friends, contributed $54,144,153 to the Campaign for Syracuse University. LA alumni activity has always been strong, said 10-year LA native Jennifer Erzen, former and acting president of the Alumni Club of Southern California. “Even before SU in LA, we were the third largest (club) in the country, behind NYC and CNY,” Erzen said. “There was a strong Orange network, but it was underground. Now we’ve discovered SU alumni in all levels of all businesses.” The LA alumni club hosts many activities, including an alumni networking event in June and a student send-off in July, Erzen said. An annual fall luncheon honors southern Californian alumni who distinguish themselves professionally and give back to SU. Past recipients include ABC daytime president Frons, SU
trustee George Hicker and prominent screenplay writer and producer Aaron Sorkin. Alumnus Mitch Messinger participates in college fairs and conducts admission interviews for prospective students, he said. “I tell students, ‘SoCal will always be here for you,’” said Messinger, publicity director at ABC daytime. “There is life outside of the bubble.” Additional efforts, such as SU in LA, aid in the explosion of the West Coast focus at SU. When the LA semester began three years ago, its inaugural class consisted of 24 students, said Andrea Asimow, director of the program. This fall, 41 students enrolled. Though the program started as a partnership between the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the College of Visual and Performing Arts, it now attracts students from all colleges, Asimow said. Professors in the program are professionals in their respective fields and bring real-world problems to discussions in the classroom. The practicality of the semester coupled with real-world opportunities — each student is guaranteed an internship — ensures a well-rounded experience. “The students on the LA semester are taking themselves into the belly of the beast,” Asimow said. “When they return for full-time jobs, they have a knowledge base, a contact base and very realistic view of what they’re getting into.” SU trustee George Hicker played for SU basketball before graduating in 1968. Hicker’s teammates included SU head coach Jim Boeheim and former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing when he was a sophomore and they were seniors. Hicker said he remains close with Boeheim and SU Athletic Director Daryl Gross, a California native. Today, Hicker is the president of real estate firm Cardinal Industrial and participates in fundraising projects for the university. Hicker’s professional success drives his ability to aid efforts like the football program, SU in LA and the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center, he said. Aside from helping to consolidate SU’s LA offices, Hicker said he donated $2 million for the construction of the basketball center in 2009. Hicker said he also contributed to the SU football team after he noticed the impressive changes Doug Marrone instated as head coach. “Ten, 20 years out of school I didn’t have the ability to do that,” Hicker said of his financial contributions. “People lose sight of how fortunate they are, and you should give back to the school that helped you get there.”
No end in sight Beck, Erzen, Asimow and many SU alumni agree on the origin of this growth: the Chancellor’s vision of geographies of opportunity. “The passion that LA alumni showed finally got the university to do something,” Erzen said. “A lot of it has to do with Nancy Cantor.” Cantor’s vision has truly taken form on the West Coast. What began as an afterthought of expansion sits now at the forefront of priorities for West Coast constituents and SU administrators. “One of the things that’s really important for an institution like Syracuse is to really think about its engagement with the world,” Cantor said. “First, that we are a part of the world and second, that we bring the world to campus.” Cantor said there will never be a time when there is “too much” geographic diversity at SU. With SU based in Central New York, it will always maintain its Northeast identity, she said. Asimow, a UCLA graduate, spent 35 years in the entertainment industry before joining SU. The industry veteran often ran into SU alumni, not realizing the vast spread of its graduates. “I can see how you bond in such a special way, going to school there, living there, surviving the season,” Asimow said. “SU does a wonderful job of creating a feeling of family, of bleeding orange, of developing potential alumni who aren’t going to forget about the school. And the friendships, the bonds, that always strikes me.” email@example.com
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University of Chicago student advocates eating bugs By Sarah Schuster
atthew Krisiloff, founder of Entom Foods, wants you to eat bugs. “I would’ve been like everyone else, thinking, ‘Ew, this is gross,’ until I read all the facts,” he said. What started as a submission for an entrepreneurship competition in his fi rst year at the University of Chicago, turned into a project he said he hopes to make into a full-time career. In his global issues class, Krisiloff learned that America’s agricultural system won’t be sustainable in the future because of issues such as Entom Foods was estabpopulation growth. He lished in 2010 by stualso read that insects are dents at the University eaten widely around the world. of Chicago. The group’s “It just snowballed from long-term goal is to have there,” said Krisiloff, now in his bugs be served at every sophomore year at UChicago. restaurant and grocery Insects are the future of meat store. According to the group’s website, the cur— at least, that’s the idea behind rent agricultural patterns Entom Foods, an organization are not sustainable, so that promotes bugs as an altereating bugs is part of the native source of meat. group’s solution. Insect Entom Foods is campaignproduction would be ing for insects to be served at more cost efficient and every restaurant and grocery environmentally friendly. store nationwide. Source: entomfoods.com “That’s our dream goal,” Krisiloff said, adding that, realistically, this won’t be obtained within the next five to 10 years. His company is currently working on clarifying the myths behind the consumption of insect meat, getting rid of the initial “ew” factor associated with eating insects. “People in America associate insects with dirti-
ness,” he said. Krisiloff said he believes that his company’s future methods of preparing the insects will help turn this viewpoint around. While other cultures have no problem serving insects simply baked and seasoned, that may be a little more than Americans can chew. Instead, he said, he plans to remove the exoskeleton of the insect and only serve the meat. Maggie Schumann, a freshman international studies major at UChicago, said she has never heard of Entom foods because it doesn’t have a large presence on campus. “I think it kind of sounds disgusting and I do not think I would ever consider eating bug meat,” she said in an email. “I might try it once, just to say I tried it but I would definitely not make it a
habit or lifestyle.” Krisiloff said that once he presents all the research he’s done about the subject, people will be more accepting to the idea of eating insects. Whether insect meat is in our future is hard to say, but Krisiloff said he stays hopeful. He said restaurants in Los Angeles and Chicago are already serving insect Matthew Krisiloff meat on a daily basis, and SOPHOMORE AT UCHICAGO AND other cities are starting to FOUNDER OF ENTOM FOODS hold insect tastings in their local communities. Entom Foods has been featured in The New York Times, the Huffington Post and Time Out Chicago. “It’s very exciting,” Krisiloff said. “We’ve been getting a lot of press, and we don’t even have a product.”
“People in America associate insects with dirtiness.”
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Individuals connected through Hispanic heritage By Amanda St. Hilaire
ispanic Heritage Month is wrapping up. Here’s a look at four individuals in the Syracuse community who say they celebrate their Hispanic heritage every day.
Fanny Villarreal From judge to supermarket cashier, Fanny Villarreal has done it all. Originally from Peru, she followed her sister to Syracuse in 1991. Since then, Villarreal has been an active part of the community as the former executive director of the Spanish Action League. She has also worked as a bilingual social worker for Catholic Charities and is currently a community engagement specialist for Onondaga County. Even those who don’t ask will often learn about the different aspects of Villarreal’s culture. She tells everyone she meets about her family and the traditions it upholds. “A lot of people don’t really know about our culture here, and I personally think it’s something we should be celebrating all year long,” Villarreal added with a smile. “I’m always celebrating that I’m from Peru.” Each year, Villarreal helps organize ceremonies and awards for National Hispanic Heritage Month. Villarreal said she works hard to
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kristen parker | asst. photo editor FANNY VILLARREAL plays an active role in the Latino community in Syracuse, organizing events for Hispanic Heritage Month each year. The commemorative month ends Oct. 15.
Demetri Martin stands beside an easel propped upon the stage, holding a sketchbook purchased in the Syracuse University Bookstore just hours before. Hands fly up into applause almost immediately. Shrugging, he smiles at the crowd and flips back the first few sheets of paper. He points at a felt marker doodle, a complicatedlooking figure that suggests a page of schematics. “This,” he proclaims, “is a baby silencer.” And the drawing slowly becomes discernible, particularly the outline of a child encased in some unknown device. He flips the sheet rapidly, as if pulling the top off a silver platter to reveal his gourmet masterpiece. Revealed was a sketch of a diamond ring. “And this,” he declares, “is a girlfriend silencer.” The audience erupts. Lung-crushing hysterics give way to deafening applause, and shrieks and foot-stamping rush like waves through the crowd. Martin raised an infectious enthusiasm in Goldstein Auditorium when he performed on Wednesday night. “An Evening with Demetri Martin” was presented by University Union Performing Arts and the Syracuse University Panhellenic Council. The $5 tickets available to SU and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry students and faculty sold out last Thursday. “This year, he just seemed like a good fit. We were happy with the level of performer that he is and, clearly, the students were happy, as the event was sold out,” said Rob Dekker, a senior in the Bandier Program for Music and Entertainment Industries and the president of University SEE MARTIN PAGE 13
FYP flash mob captivates audience; celebrates 20th anniversary By Leigh Miller CONTRIBUTING WRITER
As Facebook promised, there was defi nitely something “Swingin’ in Schine @ 12:39” on Wednesday afternoon — or more like some people. “I was just sitting here studying,” said Stephanie Dobyan, a senior art history major. “All of the sudden, I hear music and look up to a room full of people dancing,” Amid the large crowds gathered in the Schine Student Center Atrium,
students in sparkly, blue and silver First Year Players T-shirts broke out into a surprise flash mob to “Does Your Mother Know” from “Mamma Mia” at exactly 12:39 p.m. Cheers of encouragements from bystanders fueled the dancers as they leapt and twirled across the room. The First Year Players is a completely student-run musical theater group on campus that provides nondrama major freshmen and transfer students the chance to perform in an
annual spring musical. It also gives undergraduates the chance to work on the technical crew. After recently announcing “The Drowsy Chaperone” as this year’s show, FYP members did the flash mob to encourage freshman to come to their workshops and, in the spring, audition for the musical. This year marks FYP’s 20th anniversary, which plays a major part in not only the choice of the musical, but also the energy of its members.
The flash mob gave freshmen a taste of what being a part of FYP is like. “We want to show freshman our personality — that we’re fun and that we like to do things that are spontaneous,” said Rodney Fleming, a junior advertising and finance major and FYP public relations director. After appointing this year’s staff, FYP jumped right into planning the flash mob. The members had five official rehearsals. The last one was held
late Tuesday night in Schine. With all the hard work, the flash mob proved to be a success. After the dance was over, members handed out fliers with the times of the general interest meetings and workshops. “Before the flash mob today I had no idea about FYP, but now I am definitely going to the general interest meeting,” said Hannah Ruben, a freshman communications major. A moral booster for the group, the SEE FLASH MOB PAGE 15
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make sure Hispanic events are not just for people of Hispanic heritage. She makes sure to open the invitation to everyone in the Syracuse community. “The purpose is for us to see each other as human beings, all of us, for all the positive things we have done.” she said. “I encourage everyone to ask me about the Hispanic community.”
Alejandro Garcia “Latinos have no culture.” That’s what Alejandro Garcia’s childhood schoolteachers told him. The Syracuse University professor in the School of Social Work is of Mexican parentage and grew up in southern Texas. He remembers
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how he and his siblings spent their childhoods working in cotton fields and selling newspapers on the street. “It’s a world of difference between that
time there and being a professor at a prestigious university like Syracuse University,” said Garcia, who began teaching at SU in 1978. “But, nevertheless, it is important for us who have made it to look back … and to try to bring people forward, to help them be successful.” Garcia is a member of the advisory board of La Casita, a university-Westside project and a supporter of the Community Folk Art Center, which he said holds several exhibits of his Mexican folk art collection and photographs. In April, Garcia was recognized by SU’s LGBT Resource Center for his photography of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender events and involvement in creating a photo history of the group. As part of Syracuse’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Garcia was named an outstanding educator and recognized for his contributions to the Latino community as a teacher and role model.
Maria de Lourdes Fallace As a medical Spanish instructor at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Maria de Lourdes Fallace spends much of her time connecting Syracuse’s Spanish- and English-speaking communities. Originally from Ecuador, Fallace works with Upstate staff and students so they can communicate with patients. “Some of them … are very afraid to make mistakes or to miss an important word for a doctor,” Fallace said. “And that’s why they really need trained interpreters. And it’s a fabulous experience that the medical doctors who have the know-how will learn the medical knowledge to build that bridge.” With what Fallace describes as a rapidly increasing number of Cuban refugees in Syracuse, along with recent census data showing a 55 percent increase in Syracuse’s Hispanic population, she said more and more Spanishspeaking individuals are walking through those hospital doors. “(What we do) is very important because Syracuse has a very, very large Spanish-speaking population,” Fallace said. “Even though we don’t see them all over the place, they are here.” Fallace has lived in Syracuse for more than 40 years. She has held many positions on several boards, including her roles as a committee member of the American Red Cross and as the director of community service for former Mayor Roy Bernardi. She calls herself a big supporter of the city of Syracuse, and she says that is partially because she finds it to be a hospitable place for the Hispanic community. “It is funny, I really don’t think I have been stereotyped, and if I am, I don’t care,” Fallace said with a shrug and a laugh. “But I really have been able to relate to people from all walks of life. I have been fortunate to serve in different boards, I have met people in a broader aspect, and I love it here. I have no complaints.”
Jonathan Reyes As a newly elected member of Student Association’s general assembly, junior political science and psychology major Jonathan Reyes said he wants to increase Latino activity and representation on campus. “I joined SA to play a more active role in the Syracuse community,” Reyes said. “And I don’t believe Latinos are represented in high numbers here at Syracuse.” Reyes, who is of Dominican descent, said a greater representation does not require Latino students to limit themselves to that particular group. In fact, he points to multiculturalism as a way to get more people involved. “I’ve observed that the majority of students here, we simply limit ourselves,” Reyes said. “I feel like it would help them strive higher if cultures were closer. … They’ll gain more confidence, and feel more accepted.” email@example.com
ABOUT NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH Each year Americans of all backgrounds celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of the Hispanic community in the United States. This year’s theme is “Many Backgrounds, Many Stories, One American Spirit” Created in 1968, the monthlong tribute originally only lasted one week. Now, Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Central and South American communities are put in the spotlight from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. This time frame is significant because several Spanish-speaking countries celebrate their days of independence within the 30 days of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Source: hispanicheritagemonth.gov
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From one-night stands to long-term relationships, connecting is key
ver watch “Millionaire Matchmaker”? All my roommates are fans, so I find myself watching it every week. If you’ve ever seen the show, you’d know one of Patti Stanger’s dating rules: no sex before monogamy. I’ve never heard anyone in college use the word “monogamy,” but I have heard a rule very similar to Stanger’s: Don’t sleep with someone on the first date. Well, dates in college are pretty rare. Girls, if you actually find a guy who’s going to take you on one, you should probably just sleep with him and lock that down. Just kidding. But chances are if you’re contemplating this “First Date Rule,” you’re probably trying to decide if you should sleep with that person you met at Chuck’s. I’ve heard from friends that by holding off on sex, the chance of having a something much more meaningful than a one night
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Union. A total of 1,500 people purchased tickets to attend the show, he said. Mixing a quirky combination of anecdotes, musical stylings on the piano and guitar, conversational banter with the audience and his famed sketchpad, Martin fuses together a comedic style that is far from dull. His delivery, planned or spontaneous, had the audience roaring consistently from minute to minute through the night. “He relates to a lot of everyday events and just makes them so funny,” said Holly
classy, not trashy stand increases. You’re looking to lure that person and if you don’t hold off, that might backfire. But is this rule really applicable? If we wait to sleep with someone, will they like us more? My friend B met a guy at a bar. She slept with him the first night, not expecting anything to come out of that night. Fast-forward three years. After some back and forth texting due to long distance, they have been dating for almost a year now. Whether she had waited to sleep with him or
Faulkner, a sophomore environmental biology major at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. But despite the energy he arouses in audiences, Martin is surprisingly thoughtful, often introspective, in his dressing room. It’s a sharp contrast from the quick-to-the-trigger persona that the audience sees onstage. While he often has an answer to one of his audience members before they finish speaking, he deliberates before talking in the quiet room. “I like games a lot,” he admits at one point. Mind puzzles like perceptual shifts, for example, fascinate him, and one can see a connection
not, they have an undeniable connection, and that’s what it’s all about. “If a guy is looking to hook up with a girl, and he knows she wants to hook up with him, it’s annoying to have to wait around,” said P, a male senior. “It’s not fun to sit and wait for a girl who thinks she needs to make out with you three times before she has sex with you. If you both want to do it, why wait?” My friend B tells me she never expected her relationship to amount to anything more than a one-night stand. If she had, she would have waited. But she approached him with a more laid-back attitude, which probably helped ease them into a relationship. She had no expectations, so she wasn’t getting hurt. On the other hand, holding out can be beneficial for a relationship. Another friend waited to sleep with a guy for a month, and they ended up dating for a year. She said she thinks that if she hadn’t
waited, she doesn’t think they would have ended up together. Waiting didn’t create a stronger attraction. It just gave them a chance to get to know each other and see the connection they had. “There are definitely positives to holding out. It generates interest and mystery, but it won’t make the fling last any longer once a girl finally jumps into bed with you,” P added. Holding out can be good for mystery, but it definitely won’t always generate an emotional connection. So when it comes to the “First Date Rule,” it really doesn’t make a difference if you sleep with them the first night or not. It’s not about when you have sex with them, but what kind of connection you establish from the start.
between this attraction and his humor. Martin’s comedic stylings often involve re-examining the routine and commentating on it in a new light. “A tree house is really insensitive,” Martin remarked onstage. “It’s like killing something and making their friend hold it.” He also remarked on subjects such as the true meaning of idioms such as “Don’t let the bedbugs bite” and the over-repetition of big T-shirt sizes: large, extra large, extra
extra large and beyond. Audience members delighted in the relevance of Martin’s humor, along with the comedic way that he frames the ordinary. “He’s so analytical, and the way he thinks is so different,” noted Nick Line, a senior health and exercise science major that came to the show. “He’s completely unique to any other comic that I know of.”
Rita Kokshanian is a senior magazine journalism major. Her column appears every Thursday. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ghost hunter leads search for paranormal By Stephanie Bouvia Asst. Copy Editor
Sam Kogon has always believed in ghosts. So when he had the chance in 2009 to attend a presentation by John Zaffis, a nationally known ghost hunter, he did not hesitate. Kogon, a junior environmental policy major at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science The paranormal expert will give a and Forestry, has attendlecture and lead a ed the event every year ghost hunt. since then. Where: Marshall “I think about it all Auditorium, SUNYthe time, and I’m really ESF When: Today, 7-9 excited every time he comes back,” Kogon p.m. How much: Free said. Zaffis, the self-proclaimed ‘Godfather of the paranormal,’ will give a presentation in Marshall Auditorium on the ESF campus at 7 p.m. Thursday. A ghost hunt through the halls of the school will follow the presentation. The event is free and open to all Syracuse University and ESF students with a valid student ID. In 2009, Zaffis led the hunt through Bray Hall, Kogon said. Zaffis communicated with a security guard who lost his job in the 1980s and committed suicide. “He actually was talking to us at one point,” Kogon said. Zaffis and the students talked to the guard through a ghost box, an AM/FM radio that constantly scans white noise, something spirits can supposedly use to communicate through.
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They asked the spirit of the security guard simple questions like what his name was and how long he’d been there. “He said it felt like an eternity,” Kogon said. “It was very creepy, especially talking to him because he was not a good presence.” Despite the eeriness of the situation, Kogon said he felt comfortable being led by Zaffis
“He’s definitely not faking it. It’s basically solid evidence that there is something going on besides the living realm.” Sam Kogon
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because he has a lot of experience in ghost hunting. According to his website, Zaffis has been working in the paranormal field for more than 37 years. He appeared in Discovery Channel documentaries, such as “A Haunting in Connecticut” and “Little Lost Soul.” In 2004, Zaffis published his book, “Shadows of the Dark,” co-written with fellow ghost hunter Brian McIntyre. He currently stars in “Haunted Collector,” a TV series on the Syfy channel. Laura Crandall, director of the Office of Student Activities at ESF, said this will be her first time attending Zaffis’ presentation and ghost hunt.
“I think it’ll be a cool experience,” she said. “I’m excited to see what he does.” Crandall said she is expecting at least 100 students to show up on Thursday and that students seem to be excited about it. It’s also a timely event. “It’s a good kickoff for Halloween,” she said. In 2009, Leah Flynn worked as the director of the Office of Student Activities at ESF. Flynn said in an email that she heard about Zaffis through an entertainment agency’s emails. After reading about his event, she invited Zaffis to come to the school, and he has returned every year since. Flynn attended Zaffis’ first event in 2009 and said that students loved it. “He was really good. I remember that we heard some voices on the second floor of Bray when we did our own ‘ghost hunt,’” she said. “I was so scared that I jumped into the arms of a student next to me.” Although a spirit has never appeared in front of the group, the evidence Zaffis collects each year is undeniable, Kogon said. “He’s definitely not faking it,” he said. “It’s basically solid evidence that there is something going on besides the living realm.” Kogon said it’s OK to be skeptical and that people have left the event still unsure of what to believe. Ultimately, Kogon said interested students should come with a positive attitude and a willingness to believe. “I think everyone should just keep an open mind,” he said. “It’s a great eye-opening experience.” email@example.com
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20th anniversary has reinvigorated a sense of communication between its members. “It reminds us that we need to work together as a whole team,” said Dominic Giambra, a junior renewable energy major at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and choreographer for FYP. It is in this spirit that FYP chose “The Drowsy Chaperone” as the musical this year. It reflects the fun, high-energy attitude of FYP’s members, said FYP Director Nicholas Deyo, a senior television, radio and film major, in a press release. “We thought it was a really great celebration of what FYP is about,” Deyo said in the press release. “It’s a very fitting tribute to the work that has been done in the past and the work that will continue to be done in the future.” Continuing with the theme of celebrating FYP’s history, the staff will hold a reunion Nov. 12 for the FYP alumni of the past 20 years. “I am so excited to meet those people who were just like me in college and that have gone on. I want to see if theater is still a part of their lives,” said Allie Villa, a sophomore public relations major and assistant choreographer for FYP. Last year, as a freshman, Villa knew she wanted to participate in theater. After witnessing the flash mob, she knew FYP was the perfect fit. Villa said: “When I joined FYP, I had no idea that it would become the best part of being at Syracuse for me.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Polar Bear Club to play in bassist Henning’s hometown By Ian Simon-Curry Contributing Writer
The life of a rock star is a fast one. It’s a life that takes Erik “Goose” Henning and his band, Polar Bear Club, across the United States and around the globe. One that gives Henning the chance to rub elbows with rock ’n’ roll greats like Slash of Guns N’ Roses. And one that keeps him away from his hometown of Syracuse for 7-8 months each year. For The indie-punk band Henning, there is no brings their tour to Syracuse. place like home. Where: The Lost “I miss my girl, the Horizon food and my family,” When: Friday, 6:30 he said. p.m. Henning will return How much: $12 home this Friday with Polar Bear Club for a show at Syracuse’s The Lost Horizon at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6). Playing in Syracuse means Henning will return to where it all started. Going to shows in Syracuse since he was young is what got Henning into music in the first place. “I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for going to shows in Syracuse as a kid,” he said. Knowing people in the local music scene brought Henning to Polar Bear Club. The band formed in 2005 and Henning joined in 2008. The group — comprised of guitarist Nate Morris, drummer Tyler Mahurin, bassist Erik Henning, vocalist Jimmy Stadt and guitarist Chris Browne — shares a lot of history. They all met and grew up with each other in the same music scene. “I can’t imagine playing with any other
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group of guys,” Henning said. Polar Bear Club plays what Henning describes as melodic rock with punk influences. However, the band’s sources of inspiration are diverse. Henning favors Motown and bands like The Descendents, but is most inspired by his peers. Hearing music by his friends in bands like Balance and Composure motivates him to work harder at his own music. “It’s like, ‘God, I want to make an amazing record,‘” Henning said. Going to shows in Syracuse has given Henning an awareness of the local music scene. Crowds and venues come and go, he said, but Syracuse always has something to offer in the way of music. Henning remembers The Furnace as the ideal venue. People of all ages would go just to hang out even if they didn’t like the band. The Furnace has since closed, but Henning said there are still plenty of great venues in Syracuse, like The Lost Horizon. “Personally, it’s one of my favorite venues in the world,” he said. This Friday, Polar Bear Club will play a mix of songs from all of their albums, including their most recent record, “Clash Battle Guilt Pride.” They may also perform a cover, but Henning won’t say for sure. He wants to keep some elements of surprise for the show. What won’t be a surprise, though, is the audience. Henning says he hopes to see a lot of familiar faces at Friday’s show. Surrounded by his friends and family, Henning’s homecoming show with Polar Bear Club is sure to be something special. email@example.com
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Love at first bite
Fresh take on traditional dishes intrigues new customers, satisfies loyal following
By Jillian D’Onfro Staff Writer
ao Village Laotian and Thai Restaurant made an impression on me before I even set foot through the door. Tuesday afternoon, I checked out Syracuse’s Downtown Farmers’ Market, bustling with patrons. I noticed a long line snaking from a small food station near the entrance of the market at Clinton Square. Curious, I made my way to the front of the line to find out what was attracting such a crowd: Lao Village, the very spot that I would be hitting up that night. Taking a cue from the length of the line and clusters of people slurping noodles from plastic forks, I became excited even though a 5-hour wait remained before my meal. When evening arrived, my dining partner and I pulled open the door of 208 W. Genesee St. My simple excitement morphed into a hungry anticipation. Inside, Lao Village was small and sparsely decorated, with seven metal tables — some meant for four, most for only two — and a bar against the front window. A few pieces of authentic-looking artwork hung on the walls. We spoke with Vicky Sisombath, the owner’s daughter, and she admitted that while dining in is certainly an option, a majority of Lao Village’s loyal clientele choose to take food from the restaurant to-go — a good option for college kids in a rush. With the menu spread out before me, an appetizer labeled “Curry Pop” caught my eye first. Talk about an enticing name. My dining partner and I opted for one order (two for $1.75) and an order of Chicken Sticks ($2). The restaurant’s apparent cult following at the market made sense after my first bite of the Curry Pop, a crisp wonton bulging with smooth mashed potatoes, chopped Tofu khan, minced garlic and yellow curry powder. The savory pop’s initial crunch paired with its soft center won me over. A small dish of sweet chili sauce, which accompanied the pops, added exactly the right amount of spiciness. My tongue burned momentarily, but the smooth potato in the next bite cooled it down again. Although I was surprised when our order of Chicken Sticks arrived with only one skewered piece of chicken, quality trumped quantity. Thick and juicy, the meat tasted richly of yellow curry. The crisp outside added a unique twist to similar appetizers I had ordered from Thai places in the past. When it came time to order the main course,
I asked our waitress which dish was a crowd favorite. She recommended either the Spicy Basil Fried Rice ($8.99) or the Drunken Noodle ($8.99). Again, name-related intrigue guided my decision to order the Drunken Noodle. My dining partner settled on a traditional Laotian entrée, the Khao Lad Nah Goong ($9.99), and yes, the pronunciation was predictably butchered. After we ordered, Sisombath explained that she and her father emigrated from Laos and that although the menu features a mix of delicious Thai dishes and Laotian food, the authentic Lab salads from Laos draw people in. There aren’t many other places serving Laotian food in this area, so I made a mental note to try the salad on my next visit. Our food arrived quickly, steaming on gigantic green plates. Both orders teemed with all different kinds of brightly hued vegetables. My noodles were thick and drenched in a “special house sauce,” rich with just the right amount of saltiness. Eschewing the soggy example set by other places I’ve eaten at in the past, Lao Village’s vegetables had a satisfying crunch and tasted fresh. Once again, the chicken deserves special recognition; each piece was thick, juicy and flavorful. An equally delicious option, the Khao Lad Nah Goong boasted jumbo shrimp with shiitake mushrooms, baby corn, bamboo shoots, snow peas, zucchini and roasted chili peppers. Coated in a dark sauce, the shrimp packed a punch with each bite. Alongside our massive feasts, we sipped on Thai iced coffees. Simultaneously bitter and sweet, they melded a very bold coffee with light, sugary milk. Before leaving Lao Village, we thanked Sisombath, and when I called out “See you again soon!” I was telling the truth. Lao Village is too delicious to visit just once.
shira stoll | staff photgrapher lao village laotian and thai restaurant serves traditional Thai and Lao cuisine, including the pineapple fried rice and Curry Pops, crisp on the outside and smooth on the inside. The familyowned eatery runs the restaurant take-out style, but diners can also sit down and eat.
lao village laotian and thai restaurant 208 West Genesee St. (315) 435-8151
Hours: Walk-in: Monday through Thursday 3:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday through Saturday 3:30 to 9 p.m. Takeout: Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rating: 4/5 Chilies
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Former walk-on Moniz stars at quarterback for Warriors By Andrew Tredinnick Asst. Copy Editor
After completing his freshman season at Fresno City (Calif.) College, Bryant Moniz was at a crossroads in his football career. He needed to support his newborn daughter Cali, meaning football would take the backseat to financial stability. When faced with the decision of football or work and family, Moniz chose the latter. So Moniz focused on his career. He left California because he wanted to make sure his daughter was raised in his native Hawaii. There, he worked and took a limited number of credits at a community college. But his passion for football never wavered. Moniz’s defensive coordinator at Leilehua (Hawaii) High School, Mark Kurisu, would often see Moniz at the school gym. Kurisu encouraged Moniz to make the best possible decision for his family. But when Moniz and his friends from the Leilehua football team decided to play in a flag football league, Kurisu recognized a change in Moniz. “He said, ‘I think I want to go to school,’” Kurisu said. “And I said, ‘If you want to go to school, go to school. We’ll support you in every way we can.’” Moniz proceeded to walk on at Hawaii, though his core value of family remains the highest priority in his life. He spread his time between delivering pizzas for Pizza Hut, doing school work, spending time with his family and playing
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Mike Hopkins and Billy Owens will serve as honorary coaches. Levine said the event will showcase the proud history of Syracuse basketball. “This is an elite program,” Levine said. “This is a top-five program, and I don’t think we stick out our chest enough sometimes and say Syracuse University basketball is as big as it gets. There is none bigger, and I think this night will prove that.” The event was a collaborative idea of everyone involved in the event, including men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim, Levine said. Levine could not definitively say whether or not Carmelo Anthony would be in attendance, but said he expects Anthony to be there. Levine said the event has received a positive response from former players and more players could get involved. “You’re going to see family through the generations,” Levine said. “Rosie Bouie representing the ‘70s, Derrick Coleman representing the ‘80s, John Wallace representing the ‘90s, Gerry McNamara representing the 2000s. It’s almost 40 years of Syracuse basketball will be represented on that court on Friday night.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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football. And in his sophomore season, Moniz took over the starting quarterback job. He hasn’t given it up since, and Hawaii is 3-2 this season. When Greg Alexander sustained a knee injury in a game against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 30, 2009, Alexander was lost for the remainder of the season, and Moniz never looked back. He earned a scholarship, and in his first full season last year as a junior, Moniz led the nation in passing yards (5,040) and touchdowns (39). But “Mighty Mo” has much more riding on his career than the average quarterback. He carries the weight of the state of Hawaii on his shoulders each time he takes the field. As one of the few quarterbacks to be born and raised in Hawaii, he’s at the forefront of a proud football tradition. “It means a lot to me because you grow up and you get to see all the guys that come through UH,” Moniz said. “Being from over here, it’s kind of like playing for your hometown high school. You get to play for your state, and it’s a bigger deal, and it means a lot to me. “It’s exciting every week I get to suit up as a University of Hawaii Warrior. Not too much of the other local kids, quarterbacks, have played for University of Hawaii.” Offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich defines Hawaii football as a staple of life out on the island. He said the people in the community feel invested in the team because, more than anywhere else, the players are rooted in the culture. The fans are passionate because many of them have personal relationships with the players.
And that’s why there is a lot of pressure for Moniz to succeed. As a homegrown player, the Hawaii spirit is ingrained in him. His play represents the opportunity for other players in the state. “You need each other to make this island run, and you rely on each other more than most places I’ve been,” Rolovich said. “I don’t think he would change anything if he could.” Today, Moniz also coaches and mentors the quarterbacks at Leilehua. He recognizes his roots and wants the youth in the community to believe they have the chance to be in the position he is right now. For each home game, Moniz runs out of the tunnel with the Hawaiian flag on his shoulder. He plants the flag in the middle of the field, representing the pride that the players have in their community. It’s the same sense of pride that head coach Greg McMackin preaches to his players. “Coach says you play for Hawaii, and that’s the name on the front of our jersey, and we play for our family, which is the name on the back of our jersey,” Moniz said. “There’s a lot of pride in that. I think the biggest thing about being a local and a Hawaiian quarterback is that I hope to inspire a lot of the youth, so that they believe if I can do it, then they can do it.” Each time Moniz steps on the field he plays for his daughter and his family. A few years ago he may have never stepped on the field again. But through five games this season, Moniz has
thrown for 1,578 yards and 15 touchdowns. Now, his goal is to make a living in the NFL. “I think that I represent more than myself,” Moniz said. “I don’t want to disappoint anybody or let anyone down.” email@example.com
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Bradley’s recruiting success makes SU elite program By Stephen Bailey Asst. Copy Editor
Iona Holloway looked out of place. Her “crazy” hair flowed down past her shoulders. She wore a white buttoned-down, collared shirt, cargo shorts that went down to her shins and dark, low-cut Chuck Taylor’s. This was her attire on the first day of Syracuse’s Who: Georgetown field hockey camp Where: J.S. Coyne in August 2009. Stadium Taking one When: Friday, 6 p.m. glance at the freshman, Ange Bradley immediately burst out laughing. “(Ange) just burst out laughing at me and said, ‘What has Scotland sent me?’” Holloway said between chuckles. “I don’t think it was maybe the best first impression, but the only way was up from there, I guess.” Since taking the helm in 2007, Bradley has transformed a mediocre, middle-of-the-pack Syracuse (11-2, 3-0 Big East) program into a legitimate national contender by expanding SU’s recruiting efforts and utilizing promotional summer camps. She has brought in players specifically geared toward helping the team from across the Northeast, as well as five different countries — like Scotland. And the result has been a 79-20 record and winning percentage a shade under .800. Bradley will coach her 100th game with Syracuse on Friday when SU hosts Georgetown at 6 p.m. and looks to continue its conference dominance. The Orange also hosts Vermont (6-7, 0-2 America East) on Sunday at noon. Bradley wasted little time in her first year
at SU after leaving Richmond after the 2006 season. She coached the Orange to a 12-7 record, its best since 2001. And as Holloway referenced, it only got better from there. The junior back said that SU’s current ranking — fifth in the nation — compared to the team’s unranked status when Bradley took over is proof enough. “I’m not sure of the exact statistics of the sort of over her tenure how it has improved, but it’s just been an exponential curve of improvement,” Holloway said. That steepness can at least be partially accredited to Bradley’s ability to bring in talented recruits locally, nationally and internationally. Scrolling through SU’s 19-player roster, four are from the New York and New Jersey areas and six, including Holloway, came from outside the United States. Bradley has dangled SU’s winning reputation in front of potential recruits, resulting in an improved freshman class each season, Holloway said. Amy Kee, who lived in England her entire life before coming to Syracuse, never met Bradley before committing. The two had only spoken over the phone, but she was convinced. “I think she does a really good job recruiting, her and the assistant coaches,” Kee said. “They go to all different areas, and they really know what kind of freshmen we want for our team and what’s going to work.” But rather than exclusively visiting recruits, Bradley has built a tradition of holding camps at Syracuse — like the one Holloway participated in as a freshman. The camps are open to everyone and are not specifically geared toward assessing potential
recruits, but it helps to have talented players attend, Bradley said. Holding the camps in the summer allows Bradley and the rest of her coaching staff to see the myriad players without having to worry about in-season obligations. “That’s why you coach camps in summers, so you can see kids,” Bradley said. “You run your own camp so kids can get on your campus and have an opportunity to train and work with your staff.” The freshmen and younger participants form teams and compete against one another in two-day competitions — the first of which is an eight-hour session. Bradley uses these camps as a measuring stick to gauge which of the current players can consistently perform at a high level, Holloway said. And it has worked. In just her second season at SU, Bradley earned National Coach of the Year honors, leading the Orange to a No. 1 ranking and its first-ever Final Four appearance. They were the first female team at SU to be ranked first nationally. Starting that season, the Orange dominated Big East play, winning two of the last three conference tournaments and three straight regular-season crowns. And on the national level, Syracuse has held a top-10 spot in the NFHCA Coaches Poll for each of the last 38 weeks. Bradley has revitalized the Orange. “She came in and within what, two or three years, they went to No. 4 in the country. It’s incredibly impressive,” Kee said. “She’s obviously done a lot to build this program. “I feel like it’s a field hockey powerhouse at the moment.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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1979, isn’t buying it. “Well, I can’t disagree with Daryl about the stability,” Crouthamel said. “But when you translate that, that means dollars. If you look at the TV contract that the ACC has and the TV contract that the Big East has, there’s hardly any comparison. So you go where the money is.” Although it is unclear if Syracuse’s decision to join the ACC was motivated by money, there’s no doubt that the ACC provides a more comfortable financial situation. Whether it’s the lucrative TV contract with ESPN that is currently being renegotiated, the practice of equal revenue sharing in the ACC or the past financial benefits felt by Virginia Tech after it left the Big East for the ACC in 2004, Syracuse athletics can expect a boost in profits whenever it begins play in the ACC.
TV contract Last July, ESPN and the ACC reached a 12-year agreement for exclusive rights to every conference-controlled football and men’s basketball game, plus Olympic sports matchups, women’s basketball and conference championships. The deal, worth $1.86 billion over 12 years, began this season and is set to run through 2022-23. But with the addition of Syracuse and Pittsburgh last month, the ACC was able to reopen contract negotiations with ESPN. The ACC recently announced that it had begun talks to renegotiate the TV deal, although the current agreement — worth $155 million a year — is worth more than twice the annual amount of the previous contract. The current ACC TV deal pays each of the 12 conference members about $12.9 million a year, an amount that the new deal is expected to eclipse when it’s reached, according to the SportsBusiness Journal. The Big East’s current TV deal with ESPN is worth $216 million over six years and expires in 2012-13 for men’s basketball and 2013-14 for football. The Big East voted to turn down a contract offer from ESPN in May worth $1.4 billion over nine years after the Pac-12 signed a 12-year, $2.7 billion deal with Fox Sports and ESPN. “I think what’s important to know is that there was a time where we had way more than the majority vote to accept that deal,” Gross said in reference to Big East negotiations back in May. John Paquette, associate commissioner of the Big East, said conference members decided that it would be better to wait to reach an agree-
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ment with ESPN on the heels of the Pac-12 deal reached days earlier. “I thought the deal could’ve been done prior, and it probably would’ve been the glue for the league really,” Gross said. “I always feel like a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush. And I personally thought it was, at the worst, an ‘A-’ type of deal.” Crouthamel, the former athletic director, believes the Big East members voted down the contract in May because they were hoping to get more money in light of the Pac-12 TV agreement. “If they had known what the consequences were going to be, I think they would’ve accepted it then,” he said.
at 5-7 and the basketball team made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. But the Demon Deacons received a distribution from the ACC of $10.8 million, according to the ACC’s most recent Internal Revenue Service Form 990 report. That was the lowest share of the conference’s 12 member schools. Though the ACC shares its revenue equally among its members, the amounts of shares differ on the 990 report because the form takes into account reimbursements to teams for the conference championship. TV revenue and postseason payouts, among other variables, are also included in the shares. The nearly $3.5 million difference between Wake Forest’s share and Syracuse’s share in 2009-10 can add up over time. In the ACC, equal revenue sharing is “sacred,” “If you take that $3.5 million and you times said ACC Commissioner John Swofford during it by 10, you’re $30.5 million behind, right, a Sept. 18 teleconference. At the end of each year, as far as where they are and where they are the conference distributes shares to its members, resource-wise,” Gross said. “So that’s signifisplitting TV revenue cant, you know.” equally among them. Of the Big East’s In the Big East, the eight schools that revenue from the TV compete in basketcontract goes into the ball and football, conference’s general Syracuse had the pool. Each conference lowest share at $7.5 member receives one million in 2009-10. dispersal from the Big The next lowest East for football and share was Louisville another for basketball. at $8.02 million. The For football, TV money Big East’s highest is put in the revenue share was given to pool along with money West Virginia at from bowl partners $10,427,259, still more before it is distributed than $400,000 less to Big East members. than the lowest share Unlike the ACC, in the ACC. some adjustments are Gross said that made to the amounts equal revenue shargiven to each Big East ing in the ACC has Daryl Gross member. The changes its advantages and SU athletic director are based on the numdisadvantages. ber of national televi“You want to be sion appearances a school makes, the distance able to say, ‘This is what we know we can expect a school has to travel for a bowl game and the this year,’” Gross said. “But what I applaud in prominence of the bowl a school attends. the Big East was that it was a competitive deal. In 2009-10, Syracuse received $3.3 million So if you finish first, you got rewarded for being from the Big East for football and $4.2 million first, and there was a structure like that.” for basketball. For Andrew Zimbalist, a sports economist In the 2009-10 season, the football team went and the Robert A. Woods Professor of Econom4-8 in head coach Doug Marrone’s first year, ics at Smith College in Massachusetts, equal and the men’s basketball team won the Big East revenue sharing is the better model — and not regular-season title before losing to Butler in just because it offers more financial stability the Sweet 16. to members. Zimbalist said dividing revenue That same year, the Wake Forest football based on performance is inappropriate and goes team was only a game better than the Orange against the amateur ideal of college sports.
“You want to be able to say, ‘This is what we know we can expect this year.’ But what I applaud in the Big East was that it was a competitive deal. So if you finish first, you got rewarded for being first, and there was a structure like that.”
Zimbalist also knows that distribution models like the Big East’s allow for a dominant team to earn a larger share of its conference’s revenue. “But it’s also possible that Syracuse could be a weaker team, even in the Big East or certainly in the ACC, so to have this security of an equal revenue sharing model is desirable,” he said.
Looking to the past History proves that Syracuse’s entrance into the ACC — whenever that might be — will result in a larger payday. And it’s not necessary to look any further back than 2003, when Virginia Tech decided to leave the Big East for the ACC. Virginia Tech had its football and men’s basketball revenues jump about $4.56 million from its last year in the Big East in 2003-04 to its first year in the ACC in 2004-05. After losing about $232,000 from men’s basketball in 2003-04, Virginia Tech netted $3.17 million the following year as a member of the ACC. Football net revenue increased about $800,000, from $10.6 million as a member of the Big East to $11.4 million in its first year in the ACC. But Syracuse will also be confronted with more expenses when it makes the move. By switching conferences, many schools are confronted with additional travel expenses, Zimbalist said. But the ACC tries to schedule Olympic, nonrevenue sports with grouped games to limit the costs associated with travel. Gross said the ACC schedule will call for about a 100-mile travel difference for Syracuse. Rob Edson, former chief financial officer of athletics and senior associate athletic director at SU, said financial struggles are nothing new in college sports. “It’s a challenge to keep up with the rise in costs, but that challenge has been there since I started in intercollegiate athletics more than 20 years ago, and it will probably be there long after I depart from intercollegiate athletics,” said Edson, now the athletic director at Onondaga Community College. And those struggles and the search for financial stability are driving conference realignment around the country, said Crouthamel, the former athletic director. “You got to do what you got to do — it’s a survival game,” he said. “It’s not a fun game, it’s a survival game. And you got to do what is in your best interest at the time and then do it. And let the consequences come five, 10 years later — who knows what the consequences will be across the board.” email@example.com
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Ian McIntyre stood on the sidelines midway through the first half, screaming at his team to “move forward.” St. John’s was in complete control up and down the field, taking advantage of the Orange’s lackluster effort. Syracuse was spending st. john’s 2 too much time passing in Syracuse 1 front of its own goal, and the SU head coach had to implore his players to move forward. “It became a typical, competitive Big East game,” McIntyre said. “What has made St. John’s so successful over the years is that they’ve got quality players, but they also have that intensity and that aggressive nature.” The Red Storm’s scrappy style of play was evident from the start, and No. 21 St. John’s (8-3-2, 2-2 Big East) was in control for nearly every minute of its 2-1 win over the Orange on Wednesday night in front of 278 people at SU Soccer Stadium. With the rain pouring down for all 90 minutes, Syracuse (2-8-1, 0-3-1) lost goal kicks, made sloppy passes and couldn’t find a way to take hold of some part of the game. For a brief period in the second half, amid an intense feeling of urgency that saw SU up its tempo, it looked as if the Orange had a chance. But three minutes after Syracuse tied the game, St. John’s reaffirmed its superiority with a game-winner. In the 83rd minute, St. John’s sophomore midfielder Adrian L’Esperance took a shot off a corner kick and put it past SU goalkeeper Phil Boerger for the game-winning goal. It ended the only three minutes in which Syracuse truly looked like it had a chance to win the game. St. John’s scored early in the 36th minute, when junior forward Andres Vargas slid down in the middle of a scuffle in front of the SU goal, extended his leg and tapped the ball past Orange
Boerger to give his team the 1-0 lead. After the game, Boerger said it was a defensive lapse, where SU simply didn’t clear the ball as quickly as it should have. “Our first half, you could feel it being out there that (the energy) was a bit low,” senior midfielder Nick Roydhouse said. “And then at halftime, Mac said, ‘It’s not good enough, we need to step it up.’ 50/50s we were losing in the first half, we switched that around and tried to win them in the second half.” The Orange tried to do a lot more than that in the second half. When SU junior forward Louis Clark was taken down in the 80th minute, Nick Roydhouse lined up for a free kick. The senior midfielder sized it up and perfectly placed a shot through the Red Storm’s line, depositing it into the left side of the goal. St. John’s goalkeeper Rafael Diaz couldn’t make his way across the goal in time, and the game was tied 1-1. It was almost too fitting Roydhouse was the one to come through in that moment. About 10 minutes into the second half, Roydhouse knew he had to inject some firepower into his team. He said he slightly kicked St. John’s defender Jamie Thomas, who then “softly” fell to the ground. While Thomas lay on the turf — and with time stopped — Roydhouse picked the ball up off the field and fired it right at Thomas. Thomas got up and started arguing with Roydhouse before the referee intervened and broke it up. “That was me getting on top of them,” Roydhouse said. “They’re a team that’s fancy, they like to play the ball around and things like that, but don’t like it when you’re in their face. … If you notice, the rest of the game, he didn’t do much, did he?” But neither did Syracuse. One of the key areas where the Red Storm beat
the Orange was in goal kicks, where Boerger tried to deliver the ball upfield to senior forward Dan Summers. It’s a play that Boerger said SU routinely works on in practice, and on Wednesday, he was aided by the fact that the St. John’s defender on Summers’ side — the right side — was significantly shorter than the one on the left. But every time Boerger kicked it out, especially in the first half, St. John’s won the ball. At halftime, McIntyre told his team it had to improve on the 50/50 balls, as the Orange had been solidly beaten. “I wasn’t hitting him the greatest. It was tough on that slick surface,” Boerger said. “Throughout the season, we’ve done well with it. We’ve just got to try to make that connection.” It was one of the many areas where Syracuse struggled, and it cost them control of the game. In comparison to the first half, the Orange was a better, more intense team in the second. But it didn’t amount to anything. The first half malaise cost them another game, and, most importantly, points in the Big East standings. “I think we outplayed them in the second half,” Boerger said. “And got unlucky to not get any points in the game.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Relapse Syracuse had a chance to do something special. The Orange tied No. 21 St. John’s with a goal in the 80th minute, but just three minutes later, the Red Storm responded with a game-winner. Here’s a look at the three goals scored in St. John’s 2-1 win over SU: Player
Andres Vargas St. John’s 35:22 Nick Roydhouse Syracuse 79:43 Adrian L’Esperance St. John’s 82:27
SU bogged down by physical play, fouls in loss to SJU By Rachel Marcus Staff Writer
After Syracuse goalkeeper Phil Boerger collided with a St. John’s player and fell to the ground, the Red Storm’s Adrian L’Esperance scored the team’s second and decisive goal with fewer than eight minutes remaining in the game. Boerger was not happy with the contact and neither was SU defender Nick Bibbs. While Boerger retreated back into the goal, Bibbs relayed his frustration toward the linesman. The argument left Bibbs with a yellow card. “It wasn’t a fair call,” Bibbs said. “So I was a little upset, and I expressed my anger.” When a foul wasn’t called on that play, Bibbs didn’t understand why the Red Storm caught a break, especially when the Orange was called for nine fouls in a physical 2-1 loss to St. John’s Wednesday night. In a chippy Big East game with rain pouring down throughout its entirety, the Orange came up short. Despite increasing its intensity from the first half to the second half, SU did not get enough calls in its favor or make enough plays to win. “St. John’s teams will fight and scrap for every ball,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “But also the conditions, when it’s wet and slippery, that can add to a little bit of that nature. It’s going to become a bit more of a combative game.” Bibbs acknowledged after the game that Big East battles are tough to referee. But he still
thought the officials could have done a better job. Grant Chong provided an aggressive spark off the bench for the Orange, but also committed a foul and had a few pushes against St. John’s players. And though playing physical soccer is a part of the game, Chong still thought that Bibbs got fouled on St. John’s first goal of the game. But the referee didn’t make the call. One foul the officials did call set the tone for SU’s aggressiveness for the rest of the game. Fewer than five minutes into the second half, SU midfielder Jide Oluyedun got tangled with St. John’s Pablo Battuto Punyed and knocked him down, receiving a yellow card. Though the call went against SU, the play represented the physical mentality Syracuse kept throughout the second half. “The first half we were a little soft. And coach Mac told us that,” Bibbs said. “So second half, we picked it up and we went harder to the ball. That’s why we had more fouls.” Although SU kept pace with the Red Storm in the latter half of the game, that second goal that upset Boerger and Bibbs was ultimately the final dagger in the Orange. Then SU’s aggression turned into desperation when it found itself down 2-1 with precious seconds ticking off the clock toward the end. “After they scored that, we just started throwing not cheap shots, but we were just frustrated with ourselves, getting frustrated
with everyone else and just not controlling ourselves,” Chong said. “So that’s where the stupid fouls come into play.” McIntyre didn’t think the game was nasty, nor did he believe that fouls were the sole reason SU lost the game. For the Orange, it was hard to overcome the nine fouls called against it, though, even if the team’s head coach wouldn’t attribute the loss to the referees. And with a ranked team in St. John’s as the opponent, the game wasn’t meant to be easy. “It was two teams that were looking for Big East points,” McIntyre said. “And we know that points in this conference are hard to come by.” Although physical play was expected, putting in that effort and still losing matches like Wednesday’s sting for the Orange. And Chong knows that certain plays hurt SU. A number of free kicks for St. John’s came after a Red Storm player fell and stayed on the ground for quite some time. The frustration was evident for Bibbs on St. John’s final goal, much as it was visible for Chong and the rest of the Orange as the game wore on. “The game got a bit scrappy at the end,” Chong said. “When they scored their second goal, I think that just completely demoralized us. That was a big blow to us. I think after that the frustration grew and fouls sort of started arising more.” email@example.com
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are the most for any team in the country. And while Syracuse has faced the occasional nail-biter against conference foes in the past two years, the Orange has dominated the Big East. It is 12-0 overall, and even with two onegoal wins against Georgetown and Villanova last year, SU has still outscored its conference opponents 157-72 in those 12 wins. That’s all likely to change in the ACC. “It’ll probably be a little bit more competition,” Marasco said. “It’s the top five teams in the country. Some of the best players step on the field to play against each other. You’ve got some of the best coaches. You’re playing some of the best teams in the country every time you step on the field.” Since the NCAA tournament’s inception in 1971, only eight teams have won the 41 titles. They are the five ACC schools, Princeton, Johns Hopkins and Cornell. And it’s much more than just a storied past for these five programs. Last year, three of the five teams made the final four. Syracuse and North Carolina didn’t get there because Maryland knocked them out in the first two rounds. The Terrapins then beat Duke in the national semifinals before falling to Virginia in the championship.
“These are the most competitive, the most athletic, the most physical lacrosse games that we play. What Syracuse is going to ﬁnd is that running through a schedule of ACC games, you’ve got to be on top of your game every single time. We really get after each other all the time.” Dom Starsia
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HELP WANTED brandon weight | photo editor JOJO MARASCO (22) and SU are set to become the fifth member of the Atlantic Coast Conference for lacrosse, joining Duke, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. ated, its members could play each other two or possibly three times per year if they meet in the ACC and NCAA tournaments. And that should make for a lot of the highintensity, highly skilled lacrosse Syracuse has seen when taking on ACC opponents in the past. “I think it’s always been a playoff type of game,” Orange head coach John Desko said. “All the schools recruit against one another. They’re usually highly ranked when they play against one another, so it’s a very meaningful game. “It seems like every time we play one of these teams, it’s an exciting game, and it’s an important game for both schools involved.” And even though the teams have to come out every week in conference play ready to take on one of the nation’s top teams, the coaches don’t seem too worried about their players getting beat up before the NCAA tournament. In fact, even losing in the ACC hasn’t hurt its members in recent years. In 2010, Duke finished last in the conference before winning its first national title that season. And although Virginia won the NCAA tournament last season, it also finished last in the conference standings. “These games guarantee that if you lose, it’s OK because you’re playing great competition that’s preparing your kids for the end of the year,” Duke head coach John Danowski said. “If you win it’s good, but either way, your program continues to grow during the course of the year.” And for Syracuse, that could be a major factor come NCAA tournament time. In the last two years, the Orange has dominated its lesser Big East opponents en route to perfect conference records and only two losses each season. But both years, SU suffered early
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postseason exits — losing to Army in the first round in 2010 and Maryland in the second round last season. Playing in the ACC raises the level of competition in conference, but it could also allow Syracuse more room to schedule tougher nonconference opponents. The Orange will play four conference games as part of the ACC as opposed to the seven it would play this year in the Big East, in addition to Marquette. And then the regular season would be capped off by the ACC tournament rather than the Big East tournament. The winner of the ACC tournament won’t get an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, but they likely will get an at-large bid anyway. As will a few, if not all, of the league’s other members. “It’s a brutally tough conference championship to win,” UNC head coach Joe Breschi said. “But you wouldn’t want to be in any other conference.” Once Syracuse joins its new conference home, it will start a new chapter in its storied history. The North Carolinas and Marylands of the lacrosse world will replace the mediocre lacrosse programs from Providence and Rutgers that are currently on SU’s schedule. And while that could lead to more regularseason losses as a member of this superconference, it could ultimately help the Orange in the long run. “Now that we’re going to be playing these teams and playing them once or twice or three times every season,” Marasco said, “it gives an opportunity for us to see where we really stand. We’ve been the No. 1 team for a while in the country. To stay up there and beat those teams would be a big accomplishment.” email@example.com
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THEN AND NOW From Big East to ACC Parts 3 and 4 of 4
By Zach Brown STAFF WRITER
here was a touch of regret as JoJo Marasco talked about Syracuse’s departure from the Big East. Just a hint of disappointment as he thought about the steps the conference’s members had made during the last two years to improve as lacrosse programs. But that little bit of lament quickly dissolved into excitement when the Orange midfielder’s discussion moved on from the Big East to the new-look Atlantic Coast Conference. “It is that superconference,” Marasco said. “Some of the best players in the country get to play against some of the other best players in the country and go to those great schools. That’s really exciting. It’s definitely going to be an unbelievable experience.” Unbelievable. Exciting. Fantastic. Intense. Brutal. Those are some of the words used to describe the ACC as a lacrosse conference, which Syracuse will join sometime within the next two years. The Orange joins Maryland, North Carolina, Duke and Virginia, all of which are perennial powers on the growing lacrosse landscape. If SU could join the ACC this year, the five-team league would claim the last four national champions and 10 of the last 13 dating back to 1999. The league already was known
as the top-notch collection of teams in men’s lacrosse, even without the legendary Syracuse, Johns Hopkins and Princeton programs. And now, with the addition of SU, the ACC could become the center of the lacrosse world for years to come. “These are the most competitive, the most athletic, the most physical lacrosse games that we play,” Virginia head coach Dom Starsia said. “What Syracuse is going to find is that running through a schedule of ACC games, you’ve got to be on top of your game every single time. We really get after each other all the time.” Unlike in basketball and football, SU lacrosse does not have a longstanding history with the Big East. The Orange was an independent lacrosse school until it joined the conference for its inaugural season in 2010. Many questioned Syracuse’s decision to join the league rather than remain independent. Its storied history and status as a national powerhouse didn’t seem to fit with the rest of the members. The other six Big East schools — Villanova, Notre Dame, Georgetown, St. John’s, Rutgers and Providence — have a combined three final four appearances and only Notre Dame has played for a national title. SU’s 11 national championships SEE LACROSSE PAGE 22
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Fans that attend Midnight Madness will be treated to a “once in a lifetime” experience, as Ed Levine put it. Many former Syracuse basketball stars — including four NBA players dealing with the league’s lockout — will return to take part in a “Legends” scrimmage during the event. “The saying ‘once in a lifetime’ gets
tossed around a lot nowadays, but this truly may be a once in a lifetime,” said Levine, CEO of Galaxy Communications, “when you’re seeing some of these players while they’re still active right in the middle of their NBA careers.” The “Legends” scrimmage adds a unique component to this year’s Midnight Madness, which will take place Friday at 8 p.m. in the Carrier
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Led by athletic director, Syracuse joins ﬁnancially stable situation in ACC By Jon Harris
The ACC uses equal revenue sharing. But in the ACC’s 990 report, the form take into account reimbursements to teams for the conference championship, causing variations. In the Big East, TV contract revenue goes into the general pool before it is divided among conference members based on performance.
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hen Syracuse and the Pittsburgh made the decision to join the Atlantic Coast Conference last month, it was impossible to ignore the money. The ACC’s current TV contract with ESPN alone will bring in nearly $2 billion during the next 12 years, while the Big East conference is grinding out the last couple of years of a six-year deal worth about $200 million. Meanwhile, the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern conferences all have TV contracts worth at least $1.1 billion. But SU Athletic Director Daryl Gross said the move to the ACC was motivated by stability, not by money. “That’s not about the money,” Gross said. “We can stay in the Big East and get the same deal in 18 months from now. So it’s not about the money. That’s totally wrong. I’ve heard that over and over. I’ve heard it nationally, I’ve heard it locally, I’ve heard it everywhere.” Jake Crouthamel, SU’s athletic director from 1978 to 2005 and who played a key role in the formation of the Big East in
In 2009-10, Syracuse received the lowest share from the Big East at $7.5 million, while Wake Forest received the lowest share from the ACC at $10.8 million. graphic by becca mcgovern | presentation director
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SU’s Midnight Madness to include ‘Legends’ scrimmage ASST. COPY EDITOR
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Dome. The event will also include scrimmages and drills by the current men’s and women’s basketball teams. Rapper Meek Mill will be the featured entertainment for the night. The event is free to the public. Students can pick up tickets with a valid Syracuse University ID at the Schine Student Center. An autograph and photo session with the players will take place from 7-8 p.m. Levine said
the scrimmage will likely take place at about 8:30 p.m. The collection of former players will be divided into two teams and participate in a 10-minute scrimmage. Gerry McNamara, Hakim Warrick, Wes Johnson, Jonny Flynn, John Wallace and Roosevelt Bouie are just a few of the players that will participate. Derrick Coleman, Pearl Washington, SEE MIDNIGHT MADNESS PAGE 18
Caught in the rain
The Syracuse men’s soccer team’s winless streak increased to seven matches with the Orange’s 2-1 loss to St. John’s on Wednesday. In a game played in sloppy conditions, SU gave up a gamewinning goal to the Red Storm in the 83rd minute. Page 20