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Spreading the word The campus Green Party works

Catching a comptroller University politics columnist Rachael

to spread its intiatives during the election season. Page 3

Barillari discusses the candidates for SA comptroller. Page 4



Time after time The Remembrance Wall

Dual threat The Syracuse defense will look to shut down South

will be home to a new time capsule now that construction is complete. Page 11

Florida quarterback B.J. Daniels when the teams meet on Saturday in Tampa, Fla. Page 20

Healing through sport

SU lacrosse coach reflects on giving back to Lockerbie

left: daily orange file photo, top: courtesy of su archives (LEFT) GARY GAIT fights off St. John’s University in 1989. He won second Player of the Year in 1989. (Above) Former chancellor Melvin Eggers, Gait, John Zulberti and Roy Simmons Jr. display their trophy at the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse championship in 1989.

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evastation tore through Lockerbie, Scotland, blazing an irrevocable scar in the sleepy, unassuming Scottish town. It was Dec. 21, 1988, when Libyan terrorists detonated a bomb on the New York-bound Pan Am Flight 103, killing all 259 on board, including 35 Syracuse University students returning from London, England and Florence, Italy, after semesters abroad.

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Pi Beta Phi’s spring recruitment canceled By Marwa Eltagouri NEWS EDITOR

The Pi Beta Phi chapter at Syracuse University will not be participating in spring recruitment, said Eily Cummings, marketing and communications director at Pi Beta Phi’s headquarters.

She said in an email she could not disclose any additional information. Alyssa Goldfarb, president of the chapter, said she had no comment at this time. Founded in 1896, the New York Alpha chapter is one of the longest-


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Sections of the plane’s blasted wreckage sped toward Lockerbie, killing 11 more on the ground. Tremendous grief would haunt both Lockerbie and the SU community for years to come. But for Lockerbie, that grief was accompanied by physical, vivid reminders of the carnage — townspeople hauled bodies


Employee retirement plans to change By Dara McBride STAFF WRITER

Changes to the Syracuse University employee retirement plan go into full effect on Monday, following changes to the plan announced in September. The updated plan allows for more investment options and financial guidance, said Kal Alston, senior vice president for human capital development, who oversees the human resources department. Employees became aware of the

change after receiving an email in September. The changes were further discussed at the University Senate meeting in October. Employees were taken by surprise when they received the brochure on new retirement plans via email, since the decision to re-examine the plan had not been announced beforehand. At 61, Craig Dudczak, chair of the budget and fiscal affairs committee and an associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies,

said he was especially interested in the changes because of where he is in his career. Dudczak said his concern was that the changes were suddenly dropped on employees without allowing for greater campus discussion beforehand. “Do we have meaningful conversations being made in advance of decisions being made?” he said. In response to the questions raised by the unanticipated change,


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Green Party seeks voice on campus By Annie Palmer STAFF WRITER

For the Green Party, winning just 5 percent of the national vote can make a big difference. “What most voters don’t know is that if we get at least 5 percent of the national vote, we qualify for national funding and are placed on the ballot for all 50 states,” said Ethan Bodnaruk, a doctorate student in ecological engineering at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. As a third-party political organization, the Green Party is often overshadowed by its larger, more influential competitors when it comes to winning elections and garnering voter support. “If more people became aware of the Green Party, we would definitely see an increase in the number of followers,” Bodnaruk said. “People have a fear of voting outside of the Democratic and Republican parties because they feel their vote might be wasted.” Bodnaruk got involved with the Green Party two years ago when he volunteered to help in its national campaign. To further his interest, he joined Syracuse University’s Campus Greens. Campus Greens is a small, studentrun political organization that serves as a connection to the local Green Party collective and allows students to meet like-minded peers, Weston Hoy, president of Campus Greens, said in an email. “We’re a small group, with only a handful of participants,” Bodnaruk said. “I think there is a lot of potential for interest out there among students because the Green Party focuses on issues central to young adults, like climate change and financial corruption in politics.” Because of the Green Party’s presence in the city of Syracuse, Hoy said it was necessary for the party to have a presence on campus. The club remains small, though it was founded at SU two years ago. But Hoy said he is determined to help Campus Greens grow in size and recognition. Students can get involved with Campus Greens by looking for flyers advertising the group’s meeting dates or by stopping at the Campus Greens information table in the Schine Student Center, Hoy said. “We’re always open to answering questions so students can learn more


luke rafferty | design editor MICHAEL SANDEL, a Harvard University professor, speaks to a packed Maxwell Auditorium at 6 p.m. Wednesday night. American society has been changing from a market economy to a market society, Sandel said, as monetary value is attached to more and more goods.

Sandel discusses role money plays in society By Sam Blum


In American society, there are very few things money can’t buy. Books have product placements. A prison in Santa Barbara, Calif., charges inmates $90 a night for a “cell upgrade.” This mindset is just one example of the limited discussion about the relationship between money and morality in politics, Harvard University professor Michael Sandel told a packed Maxwell Auditorium on

Wednesday night. The event, which started at 6 p.m., had students and faculty, including Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor, filing into nearly all of the 200 seats available well before the start time. In his lecture, Sandel spoke on the issues of changing markets, morals and civic life. “The past three decades have seen a quiet revolution,” he said. “We’ve drifted from having a market economy to becoming a market society.”

A market economy focuses on the buying and selling of necessary goods, but in a market society, goods not usually for sale can have monetary value, Sandel said. He contrasted American priorities regarding money with those of Switzerland. He said Switzerland was trying to find a place to put its nuclear waste. One city was asked in a preliminary survey if it would agree to have the site put in its community and 51 percent of those surveyed said yes. The residents were

then asked the same question but were told they would get an $8,000 reward for saying yes. Only 27 agreed. This is just one example, Sandel said, of how the issues of political and public discourse regarding money are somewhat shallow, especially since money doesn’t necessarily drive everything. “Sometimes,” he said, “introducing the cash incentive can crowd out or erode attitudes and


Honorary trustee Dorothea Shaffer dies at 101 By Meredith Newman ASST. NEWS EDITOR

Dorothea Shaffer, an honorary member of Syracuse University’s Board of Trustees and alumna of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, died at age 101 on Oct. 17. Shaffer made one of her biggest contributions to SU in 1990 when she and her husband donated $3.25 million toward building a new facility for VPA’s School of Art and Design. The Shaffer Art Building combined

two-dimensional and time-based disciplines to a central location, according to an Oct. 24 VPA press release. “Dorothea Shaffer was not only an alumna of our college, but a champion of the arts and the education of artists and designers, including those at her alma mater,” said Ann Clarke, dean of VPA, in the release. “In giving back to the University, she helped change the way the arts are viewed and celebrated on campus, and she created new opportunities

for faculty and student success.” The Maurice E. Shaffer and Dorothea I. Shaffer Professorship was also created and funded by the Shaffers, according to the release. Shaffer was born in 1911 in Tamaqua, Pa. She graduated from what was then SU’s School of Art with a bachelor of fine arts degree, according to the release. During her time at SU, she was a member of the Panhellenic Association Delta Delta Delta sorority and the English Club.

After graduating, she worked as a public school art teacher in Harrisburg, Pa. Shaffer also founded Ilco, a commercial interior design firm in 1933, according to the release. Shaffer was named an honorary trustee in 1980 after serving on the SU Board of Trustees from 1968-80, according to the release. Chancellor Nancy Cantor said in the release that Shaffer represented the “pioneering, entrepreneurial


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SA comptroller candidate brings right ideas, but DeSalvo has experience


everal weeks ago, Stephen DeSalvo thought he would easily claim his second term as Student Association comptroller. He soon made a discovery that would alter the course of the previously uncontested election: A challenger named Osarumwense Wisdom Pat-Osagie. For DeSalvo, Pat-Osagie is not a reasonable choice for a position that entails being the leader of the Finance Board and handling $2.6 million of your student fee. And in several aspects, DeSalvo is right. Pat-Osagie has never served on the Finance Board and has not spoken with DeSalvo, or previous comptrollers, on the details of the job. This lack of experience not usually exhibited by comptroller candidates is quite damaging to Pat-Osagie’s credibility. The dealings of the Finance Board go far beyond that of the general assembly, and a thorough understanding of the Board’s operations is critical to carry out one of the most important roles a student leader can obtain here at Syracuse University.


campus watchdog If you meet Pat-Osagie, a junior finance and entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises major and SA representative, walking through the halls of Whitman, he will first tell you he is running on the premise of making the Finance Board more connected to student organizations. Then he will tell you to just call him Pat. Pat-Osagie claims his main motivation to become SA comptroller is that he feels leaders of student organizations do not understand how to properly navigate applying for funding from the student fee and do not feel comfortable approaching DeSalvo. He believes the disconnect between the student body and the Finance Board is the fault of the

current Board and comptroller. He also believes he is the individual to fix this. DeSalvo sites Pat-Osagie’s role as an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha — one of only four organizations eligible to apply for more than $25,000 from the student fee — as an extremely serious conflict of interest. But Pat-Osagie could not disagree more, noting the organization has a history of legitimacy allowing for its access to the funds, and therefore does not need a representative on the Finance Board to speak on its behalf. Instead of his affiliation with the fraternity and other student organizations being problematic, Pat-Osagie said it has given him the point of view and insight the Finance Board lacks when dealing with student organizations. This is an honorable claim, as it is true Pat-Osagie knows the difficulty many groups face when applying for student-fee funding. He genuinely does want to help more organizations get funded for their events and therefore create a campus even more diverse in its opportunities for all students. If elected, he said he wants to

create a specific and separate board for financial advising that would cultivate a cohesive relationship between SA and student organizations. The rules of applying for funding are tedious. But so are the hours of work the comptroller spends sorting through the many proposals he or she receives. DeSalvo has proven he can handle the demands of the job while also creating legislation to improve the process further, a task he hopes to continue in the future. Pat-Osagie has identified an issue that should be addressed by the Finance Board, and his advising concept should be carried out next year. But this should be done with Pat-Osagie being a member of the Finance Board, not leading it. Though Pat-Osagie has the right intentions, DeSalvo has the right qualifications and understanding necessary to most efficiently serve SU. Rachael Barillari is a junior political science and Middle Eastern studies major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at

Jerk Magazine article ‘F*** Me Maybe?’ leaves readers with incredibly incorrect message It has recently come to my attention that Jerk Magazine, in their most recent issue, published an article titled “F*** Me Maybe?: No doesn’t always mean no.” I must warn you it is not an easy read and can be very triggering for a survivor of sexual assault. I have been in discussion with other

LET TER TO THE EDITOR students who are also very concerned about the article and the message it leaves the reader with. Although, it seems the author attempted to turn toward a positive end, it

may be difficult for a reader to completely understand the intended point.   The article, written from a heteronormative perspective, characterizes sexual assault as a situation where a male is the perpetrator of rape and sexual assault and the female is a victim. This discounts the fact that all members of our community can be targeted by sexual assault. The article goes beyond problematic, typical victim blaming and places the responsibility solely on the woman in incidents of heterosexual acquaintance sexual assault. Although the article attempts to bring in the notion of positive affirmation, or an enthusiastic yes, it still leaves no explanation of how to draw the line where sexual activity no longer becomes consensual. It also seemingly removes all of the man’s responsibility in the scenario to ensure that there is mutual consent to the sexual activity. I recognize it is the responsibility of the person initiating any sexual activity, regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation, to ensure that the other person involved is

consenting. I also am an advocate for sex positivity and that we all should be able to express our sexuality freely. I believe that it is necessary to address the problematic issues of the article, while making it known that no always means no; no is not a provocation to push further into non-consensual sexual activity. No matter who you are and how you identify, we all need to respect someone’s right to say no. Until issues of rape and sexual assault are no longer thought of as a taboo subject and taken seriously, I cannot idly stand by. For anyone who has been affected by the article, I would encourage you to seek help through the Advocacy Center or the Counseling Center. For anyone interested in engaging in a dialogue about the issues or to increase their understanding of sexual violence and its impact on our community, please feel free to contact me.

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Diverse student voices must be part of chancellor search Students must be an integral part of the search committee to find a new chancellor for the university. There are no hard-and-fast guidelines as to how many people will make up the search committee. But 20 percent of the committee should be made up of students. This would allow for as much student diversity as possible without overcrowding or limiting other voices. If the committee is made up of 30 people total, there would be six students. To join the committee, these students should go through an application and interview process. Ideally, students on the committee would be sophomores and juniors. They have spent a significant amount of time at the university, and they would still be on campus when the new chancellor is hired. Graduate students should also be included on the committee. Though freshmen will still attend Syracuse University under a new chancellor, their experiences at SU right now are too limited. Seniors will graduate in the middle of the

EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board search process and will have little to no interaction with a new chancellor. Students on the committee should represent a diverse range of the student body. Ethnicity, socioeconomic background, major and college, campus organization involvement and geographic diversity should all be taken into consideration. In the search for Chancellor Nancy Cantor, a committee was formed in seven to 10 days. But to ensure a diverse range of student voices, it can take slightly longer to form the committee. Cantor announced her decision about 20 months before she will actually leave, so taking a couple weeks to form the committee will not put the search behind. The chancellor is the face and voice of a university. Students must be a part of the process in finding the next voice of SU because the chancellor’s decisions affect them.


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Cheap, found-footage thrillers take over as horror movie of choice for Generation Y


alloween’s right around the corner. And there’s only one thing more scarily ubiquitous than suggestive Halloween costumes — horror movies. Every October, Hollywood studios dump their blood-and-guts fare at the multiplex, hoping audiences will need a scary thrill. Somehow, they’re always right. Last weekend, “Paranormal Activity 4” hit theaters and won the weekend. So far, the newest segment of the horror franchise has brought in more than $29 million. Although it seems like we’re obsessed with sexy vampires and mopey werewolves, that’s not the genre’s true cash cow right now. The real trend of the decade is the found News Editor Editorial Editor Feature Editor Sports Editor Presentation Director Photo Editor Copy Chief Art Director Development Editor Social Media Producer Web Developer Asst. News Editor Asst. News Editor Asst. News Editor Asst. Feature Editor Asst. Feature Editor

footage horror movie. Michael Meyers and hockey mask-wearing Jason are no longer the stuff of nightmares. Instead, it’s creepy unseen poltergeist and body-invading demons we have to worry about. Growing up, horror classics were 1980s slasher flicks. There was a clear and present danger in the form of a masked serial killer. But, in the 21st century, it’s the things you can’t control that will hurt you the most. When our kids have a “classic” horror movie marathon, they’ll be shrieking at a much more mysterious threat. Found-footage movies make the viewers question just how safe they really are. It’s all shaky

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the one that got away camera angles, night vision and real-life fright. The scares aren’t seen through some overly polished studio camera. These stories are told through the same flip camera you can get at Target or the Newhouse equipment cage. Found footage brings the scares home. You don’t only have to fear the dark woods, abandoned mental hospital or lonely babysitting gig

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anymore. The things that go bump in the night are going bump while the sun is out. And the bumps will be in your room. With all the underlying eeriness of found footage, it’s shocking that people love it so much. This year’s “The Devil Inside” made more than $33 million its opening weekend while “Paranormal Activity 3” took in more than $104 million total in the United States alone. Audiences seem to be hooked on a genre that looks and feels the exact same. There are the constant cheap thrills like wondering which object will not-so-shockingly move. Eventually there’s a big outburst or collapse. Remember the exploding kitchen cabinets in “Paranormal Activity 2”?

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Recent special renovations to the Psi Upsilon fraternity house are slated to end in the fall of 2013, with the goal of maintaining the house’s current standing as a place of historical significance. External renovations to the house first began in 2009, and are designed to fix many aspects of the fraternity house’s exterior, said Jim Cornacchia, vice president of the Psi Upsilon Trust Association. In May, renovations were made to the front pillars, porch, windows and siding of the house, he said. “This summer we introduced a two-phase plan,” Cornacchia said. “In two years we are going to complete the southern facade and the front of the house, and next summer we are going to take on the Watson side of the house and the back.” The fraternity house is on the National Register of Historic Places, so the Psi Upsilon Trust Association works to maintain the original look

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of the house. Since the house is on the register, the construction stopped in August for a two- to three-week period to discuss which types of building materials should be used on the house, said Eddie Walter, president of the Pi Chapter of Psi Upsilon at SU. “Throughout the summer there was a quick stoppage in early August due to some discussion about using wood or synthetic materials on the front side of the house,” Walter said. Keeping the historic part of the house as close to the way it was when it was originally built is always a concern, Walter said. The house was added to the register in 1985, and is historically significant for its architecture, engineering and social history. The building falls into the classical revival category. Its significance stems from the period ranging from 1875 to 1899, according to the National Register of Historical Places. The Pi Chapter of Psi Upsilon is “the oldest continuously operating chapter on the Syracuse University campus,” according to the fraternity’s website. Though the house is on the register, it is not a national landmark and therefore there are no federal requirements for its renova-

tion. But the Psi Upsilon Trust Association is still working to maintain the house’s original architecture, said Mat Ross, president of the Psi Upsilon Trust Association. “We are working in cooperation with the Historic Preservation Board,” Ross said. “With that being said, there are certain materials we want to utilize to maintain the architectural historic integrity of the house, but the fact of the matter is they are new materials.” Progress has been made on the house, but not without compromise from the fraternity brothers. “We have definitely been helping as much as possible with the construction, but as college students, 8 a.m. is not the most convenient time to hear pounding of hammers on the side of the house,” Walter said. With the construction scheduled to be complete in the fall of next year, the residents of the house are looking forward to the completion of the project and the reward of a new house. Said Walter: “The guys are all positive about the renovations and they know it will look amazing when it’s finished, so we’re all just trying to get through it together.”


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Losing their religion Tufts University group no longer recognized by school due to leadership requirements By Andrew Muckell



he Tufts University branch of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA lost school recognition as a student group due to the group’s leadership requirements. The evangelical Christian group requires leaders to adhere to “basic biblical truths.” The university said the leadership requirements laid out in the group’s constitution violate the university’s nondiscriminatory policies because they prevent those of other beliefs from getting involved, The Weekly Standard reported on Oct. 22. The university’s Community Union Judiciary recommended the group to revise their Constitution in September, but Tufts Christian Fellowship failed to sufficiently change the document. As a result, the group will no longer be able to bear the Tufts name for future meetings, request university space or apply for funding from the TU Treasury, The Weekly Standard reported. The article stated that members of TCF plan to appeal the decision. Elaine Kim, a member of the vision and planning team at TCF, in an email to The Daily Orange, said that leaders are currently seeking an “acceptable resolution to (TCF’s) de-recognition by the student government.” Group members are busy with the 10-day appeal process on top of academic studies, and no one in TCF is available for interviews at the time, she said. There are eight moral requirements to become a leader in TCF. These tenets range from believing in a God that exists “in three persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” to believing salvation only comes through accepting Jesus Christ’s teachings. In addition, the role of a leader sometimes entails encouraging others to look into their faith, according to an Oct. 22 Action Institute PowerBlog post. The Judiciary board said these legally binding requirements should not be demand-

ed of student leaders and should only be conveyed in the group’s mission statement, according to the blog. The administration’s decision to revoke TCF’s affiliation with the university sparked a variety of opinions from students, faculty and the media. Kim said in an Oct. 22 Tufts Daily article, the school’s independent student newspaper, that TCF should have the right to appoint leaders based on religious ideology. “We feel like we have the right to be selective on the basis of belief for our leaders since we’re a student group that is trying to encourage understanding about a faithbased set of beliefs,” Kim said in the article. A post published in the Action Institute blog said it was peculiar that TU would derecognize a religious group on campus for holding high standards for church leaders. The post accused the administration of not accepting “people or groups whose views do not align with those of the administrators.” “According to Tufts, an Evangelical Christian group is being discriminatory by expecting its leaders to adhere to beliefs held by… Evangelical Christians,” according to the blog. The Judiciary, however, rebutted these criticisms, claiming that the group was given a month to revise its constitution and resubmit it. Judiciary Chair Adam Sax, a senior, said in the Tufts Daily article that the deadline for resubmission was Oct. 18, which was enough time to convince the Judiciary that “this is something that needs to start getting done.” Kim said in an email that the group doesn’t want to cause controversy on campus or in the media. “We are concerned that this situation has the potential to stoke the flames of anger by outside observers against this or that community,” Kim said. “We ask for respect, love and civility to guide all reporting and commenting about the situation. God bless.”

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from the field and rested them on the local ice rink’s floor, the town hall also doubled as a morgue and a massive crater was left behind after the plane’s fuselage bore into the ground. During a January 1989 Carrier Dome memorial service honoring those who perished, SU lacrosse coach Roy Simmons Jr. wondered how he could express his grief and sorrow to a community that both shared the university’s despair and had to literally “pick up our pieces” and sift through the debris left by the doomed flight. “What could I do to say I was sorry?” Simmons said. “What could I do to have this village see intelligent, vibrant students alive? All they knew about Syracuse University students, they found them in the fields.” For Simmons, the answer came from what some would consider an unlikely source — lacrosse. In 1989, one year after the bombing, Syracuse University was a tour de force in collegiate lacrosse — the men’s team notched two consecutive national titles in the preceding seasons and a third would follow. Simmons saw lacrosse as an opportunity to restore some joy in Lockerbie while showing the nation’s preeminent college lacrosse team a window into life beyond sport. So the winningest coach in SU lacrosse history took one of his winningest squads to a town whose people lost so much. Simmons Jr. hatched the idea in January 1989, raised $40,000 without assistance from the athletic department and set out on a two-week trip to Lockerbie, London and Manchester, England, with his 1988-89 team during winter break that year. There, they hosted clinics with donated lacrosse equipment and demonstrated the fundamentals of the “white

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collar” U.S. game to Scottish youth. For the Scotts, the trip left an enduring mark on the sport’s history in the country. A national team was established, making an international appearance in the 1994 World Games, about four years after the SU team’s trip. Simmons Jr. returned three more times,

“I think it just opened up a huge vision of the world in terms of what this crash actually meant. Having firsthand exposure to that, how gruesome a plane crash is.” Dennis Simmons


witnessing lacrosse’s prominence in Scotland grow with the years. While women’s lacrosse was still active at the time, the men’s game tapered off when many Scottish youth went into combat during World War I, Simmons said. The SU men’s lacrosse team revived and reintroduced the sport to Scottish boys, sowing the seeds and generating interest once more. And the young Scottish boys kept with it. Now, the men’s Scottish national is classified as an “emerging nation” in the Federation of International Lacrosse and plays in the European Lacrosse Championships. At the time, Simmons Jr. didn’t know SU’s presence would lay the groundwork for a reemergence of lacrosse in Lockerbie. “We had no idea,” Simmons said. For SU men’s lacrosse players, like Brook Chase, visiting Lockerbie and Europe in general broadened their world and life views. Visiting the site where fellow students perished made Chase, an attackman at the time, contemplate life and death in ways he hadn’t. This was one of the trip’s fundamental underpinnings for Simmons. “I always talked about the big game. They

asked, ‘Well what’s the big game? Tomorrow? The week after?’ Well no, the big game is after you graduate. It’s life,” Simmons said he told his players. “If you get a jumpstart on life and see what we saw that year, that’s better than reading it or seeing it on TV. You were literally there where the plane came down. You literally talked to people who picked up the carnage.” As much as the trip was about giving and teaching, for the players, it was about learning, too. “I think it just opened up a huge vision of the world in terms of what this crash actually meant. Having firsthand exposure to that, how gruesome a plane crash is,” said Dennis Simmons, an SU midfielder at the time. Turhan Ergin, a junior in the College of Visual and Performing Arts who played lacrosse the season before, was aboard the ill-fated flight. Memories of the team’s visit to Manchester and London are hazy for Dennis Simmons, who is not related to Roy Simmons. But the time he spent in Lockerbie remains vivid, he said. He remembers driving into Lockerbie and being struck by the landscape’s beauty, thinking to himself, “Wow, this is Lockerbie, the town I’ve heard so much about the last year. This is where it all went down.” He remembers visiting the memorial site in Lockerbie as a team, each player laying a rose on the memorial and each pausing to pay tribute. And he remembers the laughter and joy on faces of community members who were “in awe of all these American college students with lacrosse sticks playing this crazy game.” The trip afforded the SU men’s lacrosse team an opportunity to heal and help heal, but Roy Simmons insisted it be an all-encompassing, cultural experience as well. Seeing the eager, excited faces of the people in Lockerbie greet his team, he considers it a mission accomplished. “People ask me about my career here. They want to know highlights of my career. They want to know about championships and undefeated seasons and All-Americans and awards won,” Simmons said. “I’m not going to dwell on one game, one championship. If I have to single out what I thought I most achieved, it was showing the kids the reality of life and helping a little village in Scotland.” @ debbietruong



about what we stand for,” he said. The Green Party campaigns for principles of grassroots democracy and the abolishment of corporate donations. It promises consistency and offers real, long-term solutions, Bodnaruk said. Ursula Rozum, a Green Party candidate in the 24th Congressional District, still maintains these same party ideals, despite running in a highly contested race where her views differ strongly from those of the other candidates. “I’m bringing practical solutions to many of the issues that truly matter to young people,” Rozum said. “I’m a young person too, so it’s just as important to me. We need to highlight the issues of youth unemployment, student loan forgiveness and direct these young adults to prosper in our economy.” Rozum visited SU on Oct. 15 to meet with students and discuss her campaign policies. She spoke about the Green Party’s project titled the Green New Deal, which is centered on creating new jobs in the community and transitioning to clean and sustainable energy, Hoy said. One of the main struggles that the Green Party often faces is getting exposure on local and national levels, Rozum said. Hoy said it is vital to construct a solid following among young adults in order to guarantee a bright future for the Green Party. Campus Greens is fostering this movement by ensuring it maintains its presence in SU’s political scene. “Building a movement is hard, but it’s interesting and exciting,” Bodnaruk said. “Even though it can be stressful, sometimes you need to take a chance to really see change happen. The Green Party is a real-life example of how success can be found in change.”

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Alston was invited to the October USen meeting to discuss the changes and spoke briefly on the topic. Alston said the Administrative Benefits Committee, which is authorized by SU’s Board of Trustees to handle topics such as retirement, looked into the changes. She said it was “a fairly normal process” and that perhaps employees were taken by surprise because at least three years have passed since the last retirement plan change. An employee’s retirement fund depends on a combination of university contributions, optional employee contributions and the choic-

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es the employee makes regarding his or her plan. Before the changes, only funds specific to financial services organization TIAA-CREF were available at SU. Bruce Carter, chair of the Agenda Committee and USen moderator, said he was unaware that the university was planning to change the retirement plan and heard from other faculty members who were unaware as well. The explanation Alston gave the senate for changing the plan was “very reasonable, but did not involve a broad cross section of faculty,” Carter said. Alston said the changes came about after SU employees inquired whether retirement plan platforms other than TIAA-CREF would be available. SU will now be offering funds from TIAA-




Changes to the SU employee retirement plan will take effect Monday. The changes include more investment options and financial guidance. Though older plan options will still be available, employees will have new options to choose from as well. SU employees will be able to access the new investment menu online starting Oct. 29 at syr. Employees with more questions should check their SU email accounts for an information packet sent in September or call (855) 842-2873.

CREF, Vanguard, T. Rowe Price, American Funds and Oppenheimer Funds, among others. Older choices like TIAA Traditional Annuity, CREF Stock Account and TIAA Real Estate Account will still be available. Some funds that SU employees could previously use are being eliminated, and four investment options will be restricted. Starting Monday, the balances in these accounts will be moved to a replacement fund most similar to the eliminated fund. Employees who wish to update their retirement portfolio differently must do so before Friday at 4 p.m. For further information, the university is asking SU employees use the information packet mailed to their SU email account in September or call TIAA-CREF at (855) 842-2873. @ daramcbride

values of a nonmarket economy.” One of the problems he stressed was a ballooning inequality among the rich and poor. He said back when he was a child, the box seats at the ballpark cost $3.50 and the bleachers were only a dollar. “It was a place where CEOs and mailroom clerks sat side by side,” he said. “When it rained, everyone got wet.” But the addition of skyboxes to the stadium perpetuated a certain class distinction, making it so “it is no longer true that when it rains, everyone gets wet.” Greg Clark, a graduate Ph.D. student in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, said he appreciated Sandel’s unbiased approach. Said Clark: “Unlike most prominent figures, he didn’t intentionally lead us to specific conclusions that were ideologically polarized.”


spirit” of SU. “She not only earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at a time when few women went to college at all, but she seized opportunities to launch and lead businesses, as well as assume leadership roles in civic and community life,” Cantor said. “We will miss her greatly, but always cherish her memory as an inspiration.” @MerNewman9




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sam maller | asst. photo editor ED GALVIN, director of the Syracuse University Archives, displays a time capsule discovered during the renovation of the Remembrance Wall. The capsule was placed in the wall during its construction in 1990, unbeknownst to university officials. This year, a new time capsule will be buried near the wall commemorating the Pan Am Flight 103 victims.

Time capsules mark the past, present and future of remembering Pan Am Flight 103 victims By Chelsea DeBaise



wenty-two years ago, a wall was built outside the Hall of Languages in remembrance of the Pan Am Flight 103 victims, of which 35 were Syracuse University students. The wall, an elegant and sizable memorial dedicated to the students, stands as a beacon in front of one of the school’s most recognizable buildings. Many students and faculty members of the school carefully

watched over the construction. No one noticed the time capsule being put into place. “We didn’t know anything about it,” said Ed Galvin, the director of the archives at Bird Library. As director of the archives, Galvin has been heavily involved with all commemorative materials regarding Pan Am Flight 103, including collaborating with a Remembrance Scholar about creating a new time capsule in memory of the victims.

The Remembrance Wall was one of the first pieces dedicated to the victims of the crash. The original capsule revealed pay stubs, business cards and photos of the people who built the wall. It was not a product of the Remembrance movement, but rather a snapshot of the lives of those constructing the memorial itself. There were people smiling in front of their work, donning jeans



Opportunities for baring skin on Halloween can lead to social discomfort


alloween has changed throughout the years. As small children, the sight of freaky-looking pumpkins made us grip mommy’s hand a little tighter. As young adolescents, it meant a crap-ton of free candy from strangers — ones who weren’t sitting in a giant white van, at least. As teenagers it meant battling in shaving cream wars and toilet papering the house of the teacher that gave you a D. Now as college students, it means the same thing as every other week-

end, except now you’re expected to wear a costume. Given the choice, I would take the free candy every time. The Halloween that I celebrated as a young child and the Halloween that I celebrate now have almost nothing in common. About the only thing that’s the same is the fact that society demands that I hide behind a mask. Honestly I’m surprised that they only demand that of me once a year. As kids we would hope that Linus finally sees the Great Pumpkin. Now we hope that Ted from “How I Met


no lies, just bull**** Your Mother” gets his chance with Slutty Pumpkin. Instead of boys dressing up as police officers and firemen, sorostitutes and frat bros dress up like strippers pretending to be

cops and frat daddies, which creates a whole new definition for “fire hose.” If a nurse ever walked into an examination room dressed the way nurses will be represented on Halloween, you could be sure of one of just two things: She is either about to tell you that you do in fact have an STD and is just being extraordinarily cruel, or you’re dreaming. I don’t understand when Halloween became an excuse for girls to walk around half naked. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining.

I’m just merely pointing out that it doesn’t make any sense. Wouldn’t Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees be more likely to carve you up like Thanksgiving dinner if your shirt only goes down to your belly button? Granted, this is college, so from Thursday to Saturday you can expect girls to be pretty scantily clad. But last year was the first, and hopefully last, time I have ever seen Barack Obama in a bikini. The scariest thing about this


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holiday is the guys who decide to undress for the occasion, too. It is one thing to wear drag on Halloween, but it’s another to wear your girlfriend’s thong to a house party. I would prefer to have the boogeyman take up a permanent residence under my bed than see that. Guys, I have some more advice for you: Dressing up as a doctor and “giving away free mammograms” isn’t going to work this year either. Your chances won’t be any better this weekend than they were last weekend. It will do you no good to wear a noose around your neck so you can tell the girls that you’re, well — if you have to say that you’re probably compensating for something.

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My favorite part about Halloween at this age — other than ABC Family’s “13 Nights of Halloween,” because who doesn’t love that? — is watching my fellow classmates get creative. This is the only time of year that you’ll see the rich Syracuse princes and princesses shopping in The Salvation Army. It’s not as simple as walking into a Halloween store anymore. Anybody can do that. It takes real talent to think of dressing up like Big Bird but with a Mitt Romney mask on. Dressing up like Dumbledore is so sixth grade. Throw a football helmet on him and you have fantasy football. Brett Fortnam is a senior newspaper journalism and political philosophy major who will be unemployed in seven months. His column appears every Thursday until there are enough complaints to make him stop. He can be reached at, but he will not respond.


and construction wear while creating one of the most beloved artifacts on the SU campus. There was a newspaper clipping featuring a story on the Remembrance movement. The capsule is covered in glue and stayed in the wall for 22 years, but the photos and artifacts inside are legible. The Remembrance Wall was constructed in 1990, and it wasn’t until its recent renovation earlier this year that the original capsule was discovered, Galvin said.

“We wanted to bring in this sense of the future, with the sense of the past. The first thing that popped into my mind was we should make a time capsule.” Anna Kahkoska


It took some digging to come to this realization, however. Galvin took his current position in 1995, after the wall was originally built. So when the original time capsule was found, he assumed that other university officials would know something about its history. He contacted Judy O’Rourke, the director of the Office of Undergraduate Studies who is now part of the committee for selecting Remembrance Scholars. He knew that she had been involved both in the induction of the Wall as well as a faculty member during the 1988 tragedy. Much to his surprise, O’Rourke was unaware that the time capsule existed. Galvin persisted and spoke with Ginny Denton, head of design and construction at the time. She also did not realize a time capsule had been placed. Galvin took note that there was one clear point of separation between this time capsule and most others: There was no intended date of retrieval. “They must have just taken whatever was in their pockets and put it in there and sealed it up and never told anybody on the University staff that this was happening, with the expectation, of course, that this was a memorial wall that was never coming down,” Galvin said. “With a true time cap-

sule, you bury it with the expectation that in 50, 100 years, there will be a ceremony and you will open it.” The accidental time capsule will not be the last to be buried at the Syracuse University Place of Remembrance, though there will be a few key differences. The new time capsule will be placed with the knowledge of the university, it will be placed with the intention of having it opened in 26 years and, most importantly, it will be placed to commemorate the 35 SU victims of Pan Am Flight 103. The idea came to the Remembrance Scholars while reflecting on the theme of this year’s Remembrance Week: Look back, act forward. “We wanted to bring in this sense of the future, with the sense of the past,” said Anna Kahkoska, a senior biochemistry major. “The first thing that popped into my mind was we should make a time capsule.” Kahkoska is one of 35 Remembrance Scholars, students who are selected by university officials every year in order to memorialize the lives of the 35 SU victims. The new capsule will be buried in the center planter bed right in front of the Remembrance Wall — mere feet from the once-secret location of its unlikely predecessor hidden within the wall upon its creation. While Kahkoska recognized how beautiful the location of the capsule would be, she also acknowledged that it would put some constraints on the time capsule itself in terms of the size of the content inside. Keeping this in mind, the idea formed to incorporate a simple series of photos in the capsule. Using a collection of photos of the victims themselves that represented the semester they spent in London before the crash, each scholar will select one photo that speaks to them. After this semester comes to close, they will each take a photo of themselves; one that represents their semester in Syracuse. They will write a blurb about why they picked the picture they did, and include something about themselves. Kahkoska said the Remembrance time capsule will be opened on the 50th anniversary of Pan Am Flight 103, 26 years from this year’s Remembrance Week. For her, the time capsule project has meant more than any normal assignment. It has been an emotional process, a powerful reminder of the lives lost. Said Kahkoska: “When we’re in the archives and we’re finding pictures of these kids, on campus, in places that we recognize, that I walk every day, it really kind of connects you.” @CDeBaise124 —Asst. Feature Editor Erik Van Rheenen contributed reporting to this article.

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poiler alert: They get away. Before the movie even begins, everyone already knows Ben Affleck will get the six American hostages out of Iran. It’s not a twist ending. Yet despite the inevitable rescue, “Argo” is a thrilling, twohour experience. The film pulls off what should be an uneasy transition: an offbeat parody of retro Hollywood and a high-stakes escape from a dangerously unstable country. “Argo” seesaws between the two settings, blending tense drama and quippy dialogue as the CIA uses a fake science-fiction movie to extract six Americans who escaped from the American embassy in Iran. True story. Affleck’s third directorial outing is his best to date. He frames the action with close, humanizing shots and an eye for small details as he carefully recreates a defining event in American history. “Argo” has exciting action, smart writing and strong supporting performances from its large ensemble cast — particularly veteran actors John Goodman and Alan Arkin. Affleck takes a history lesson and makes it real, putting authentically frightened faces on the six everyday Americans caught in revolutionary upheaval. The film opens with arguably its most powerful scene: Nov. 4, 1979. A mob of enraged protesters is storming the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran. Thousands climb the fences and

surround the building, as guards try to hold them back with tear gas. Inside, embassy workers are smashing computers, burning and shredding documents before they’re overrun. Meanwhile, six Americans slip out a side entrance and head to the Canadian ambassador’s house. CIA exfiltration specialist Tony Mendez (Affleck) is tasked with extracting them. His “best bad idea” is posing as a film crew for a science-fiction movie called “Argo,” and simply flying out of the airport. He jets to L.A. and enlists the help of makeup specialist John Chambers (Goodman) and aging producer Lester Siegel (Arkin), who set up a fake office and hold a fake press conference for the film. Once the cover is set, Mendez flies into Tehran to get the six out. As the lead, Affleck plays it cool. He’s the fixer — the one who keeps calm while everyone else is freaking out. He’s never been the strongest actor, but the performance is understated. There are flecks of gray in his overgrown ’70s hair and bushy beard, and Affleck’s silence is often more powerful than his words. On the other hand, his directing is vividly expressive and animated. Affleck continues his career renaissance behind the camera, finally branching out from his Boston home after “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town.” He captures the atmosphere of an iconic historical moment: bodies hanged in the streets of Tehran and striking propaganda imagery of Ayatollah Khomeini, set against beautiful shots of the city in the shadow of snow-capped mountains. There are layered shots of Iranian orphans painstakingly

piecing together mountains of shredded documents, and the 52 terrified Americans blindfolded inside the embassy. The camera also focuses on faces: Iranians, Americans, CIA agents, hostages — their looks of confusion, anger, panic; beads of sweat streaming down their foreheads. The action sequences are shot with similar precision: quick cuts of car chases, soldiers rushing through the airport and the plane finally taking off as army vehicles follow close behind. The escape is juxtaposed with scenes back in the states, featuring the nervous expressions of agents and filmmakers alike all waiting in tense anticipation. Engaging acting ties the whole narrative together. Goodman and Arkin play off each other well, their witty banter and sarcastic delivery interjecting some much-needed comic relief. “Friday Night Lights” actor Kyle Chandler sneaks in a scene or two as Jimmy Carter’s Chief of Staff Hamilton Jordan, and Bryan Cranston has some witty lines as CIA Chief Jack O’Donnell. Arkin is the cast member destined for awards, boasting a collection of colorful lines and the film’s best catchphrase: “Ar-go f*** yourself.” “Argo” is a well-acted, skillfully directed portrayal of one of America’s greatest success stories. It’s an intense, historical thriller with a feel-good ending where the good guys win — a guaranteed formula for Oscar nominations. But in all seriousness, the U.S. government would never have declassified a failure.


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PERSPECTIVES by avery hartmans

How are you celebrating Halloween?

“I’m going to the Schine party this weekend on Saturday, the Jabberwocky party. That party’s a costume party, so I’ll dress up for that one.” Isabelle Fehr



Though there was only one successful new release this weekend in Paramount’s “Paranormal Activity 4,” the overall box office was still up around 10 percent due to successful holdovers in “Argo” and “Hotel Transylvania.” “Paranormal Activity 4,” Paramount Pictures’ fourth installment in the franchise was this weekend’s top grosser, with a little more than $29 million from 3,412 locations. This opening is less than both the $52.6-million opening of “Paranormal Activity 3” and the $40.7-million opening of “Paranormal Activity 2.” Perhaps this is a sign for Paramount that their beloved franchise has finally run its course. Despite the lower opening of this fourth

“I plan on celebrating for three nights: Friday and Saturday, and maybe one time next week, and then I’m going to the after party at Schine on Saturday.” Yinka Olusoga


installment, the film will still be very profitable, as the production budget was only set at a mere $5 million. Other reasons for the lower debut can be attributed to the film’s release date. The previous two Paranormal films opened at midnight on Thursday, yet this film opened at 9 p.m. on Thursday. Perhaps word of mouth spread more quickly, and thus limited the number of weekend prospects. The release also comes a week after Summit Entertainment’s “Sinister,” which is a similarly themed horror film that attracted the same audience that “Paranormal Activity 4” did, putting the two films in direct competition with each another. The second new release this weekend was Summit Entertainment’s “Alex Cross,” the Tyler Perry thriller. The film opened at fifth

“I’ll probably get together with a couple of friends and I’m going to the haunted house thing this weekend on the fairground.” Rukayat Oloko


place, with a disappointing $11.4 million, the worst debut ever for a film starring Tyler Perry. What’s especially disappointing is that the film cost an estimated $35 million to produce. The good news is that the film generally received positive reviews from those who saw it, earning an A rating on CinemaScore. If Summit Entertainment featured Perry more in its marketing of the film, the film might have been more profitable in its opening weekend. Warner Bros.’ “Argo” had a terrific holdover, earning $16.45 million, which is only 16 percent less than last weekend’s opening; film revenue typically drops between 40 and 50 percent the subsequent weekend. The film is already garnering Oscar buzz and word of mouth is bound to keep the film highly profitable for the next com-

“My fraternity will be hosting a party this weekend and the following weekend, so I’m only going out the two nights.” Nathan Dyer


ing weekends, until the early November releases of “Flight” and “Skyfall.” The film has already grossed over $43 million after 10 days and is bound to reach $100 million domestically if it continues having holders like this for the coming weeks. Finally, Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania” earned just over $13 million, a 25-percent drop from last weekend. The film has already grossed over $118 million and is bound to remain strong as Halloween approaches. By next weekend, Sony executives will be celebrating, as “Hotel Transylvania” will surpass the $125-million gross of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and become the most successful film ever for Sony Pictures Animation. —Compiled by Ian Tecklin, contributing writer,

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in a forgettable 2011 campaign, but it is suddenly sparking the team to victories in 2012. The change has been on display in SU’s Big East victories over Pittsburgh and Connecticut, in which the unit held its opponents to 13 and 10 points, respectively. The Orange will look to continue that dominant play against a USF team that has given it fits during head coach Doug Marrone’s tenure. The struggles have stemmed from the play of the Bulls’ dual-threat quarterback Daniels, who has started in the last three matchups. “He’s been here as long as I’ve been here,” Marrone said during the Big East coaches’ teleconference on Monday. “He’s a very, very talented quarterback and the problem is when you try to contain him, he kind of really opens up things for other players on their offense.” In USF’s last two victories over SU, Daniels has been stellar, throwing for 462 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 149 yards and a score. But in 2010, the Orange defense stole the show, holding Daniels to zero yards rushing while forcing him to throw two interceptions. Daniels has been turnover-prone during his team’s five-game losing streak, throwing eight interceptions compared to seven touchdowns. Syracuse strong safety Shamarko Thomas said he and his teammates are looking to continue that trend on Saturday. “He’s a good quarterback, but he also has mistakes,” Thomas said. “He throws it in the air and that gives DBs opportunities, and to capitalize on turnovers is great because it gives the offense the opportunity to score.”

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But Thomas and his teammates also realize Daniels is still the same dynamic playmaker he’s been for three years. All they need to do is watch the film of last season’s 37-17 loss when Daniels ran all over the field for 117 yards. Defensive coordinator Scott Shafer said he was outcoached that day. Shafer reviewed the film during the offseason, and he’s watching more this week to make adjustments and prepare his defense. Diabate said it was tough to watch the defense struggle through the 20-point loss. And this year, Diabate said the coaches are stressing “rallying to the ball” on every play. The linebackers and secondary can’t get lost covering wide receivers downfield this time, Diabate said. They need to stay focused on Daniels and where he is on every play to prevent him from taking off for big gains. “He’s a freak athlete,” Thomas said. “He can make you miss on the ground, shake you so it’s contain him — blitz him and contain him and just make him throw it in the air and make plays off it.” And that starts with the defensive line, which has been the force behind impressive defensive play. Defensive end Markus Pierce-Brewster said the linemen feel the outcome of the game comes down to them. Their position coach, Tim Daoust, has repeated the mantra all season. When they do get Daniels moving in the pocket, Diabate and the rest of the defense need to finish the job. “We’re going to come out there on Saturday just with a great intention of stopping him every single play,” Diabate said, “and focusing on the little things and make sure when we do make a mistake, we have everyone rallying to the ball so it’s not so much as bad as last year.”


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SU begins Big East tournament against Irish By Josh Hyber STAFF WRITER

Syracuse’s players have talked all season about advancing deep into the Big East tournament. They want to make a statement in their last season in the conference. Now is their chance. Syracuse plays Notre Dame in the quarterfinals of the Who: Notre Dame Where: South Bend, Ind. conference tourWhen: Sunday, 1 p.m. nament in South Bend, Ind., on Sunday at 1 p.m. Behind strong defense, goaltending and timely goal scoring, the Orange finished second in the National Division to set up the matchup with the Fighting Irish, the No. 3 team in the American Division. SU players are more confident than ever. Senior defender Skylar Sabbag went as far as almost guaranteeing victory. “I think we’re definitely going to put it past them,” Sabbag said. “I hope that we continue to play as long as we can, because I don’t want it to end.” SU goalkeeper Brittany Anghel said there is a bit of smack talk going on between her and Notre Dame forward Karin Simonian. Anghel and Simonian have played soccer together since they were 5 and grew up good friends on Long Island.




“When I saw his goal versus Colgate I said, ‘Why didn’t you say you scored a cracker?’ He said it felt good, but I wanted to see what it was like on video,” George said. When the Orange squares off against St. John’s, George will finally get that chance. The game will be televised online on ESPN3, which will give George a chance to watch a game in its entirety instead of just bits and pieces or short highlights. George has had the chance to see many highlights, though, as Vale’s highlight clip in his rookie season continues to expand. With his success in Big East play, the accolades have piled up for Vale. He was named the Big East Rookie of the Week on Oct. 8 and awarded a spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week for the week ending Oct. 21. Vale’s immediate success doesn’t come as

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“I think that they think they’re going to kill us, but little do they know,” Anghel said. “We’re going to be out to get them. I think it’s going to be a good game.” Anghel and SU head coach Phil Wheddon know Notre Dame’s style of play well. Wheddon assists Fighting Irish coach Randy Waldrum with the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team, which Anghel played for last summer. The team has used its week off to watch Notre Dame film and focus on its game plan. “I think we’re all really excited because we know they’re a beatable team,” Sabbag said. “They’re a lot different team than they were in the past. … You can just see it and feel it in the air that we’re working really hard. We’ve got a big battle coming up on Sunday and we’re ready for it.” Last season the Orange lost its Big East quarterfinal game to Georgetown 3-1 after losing its final two regular-season games. This season, the Orange fell to American Division leader Marquette 2-0 before dominating St. John’s in a 3-0 win. Sabbag said with the momentum the team has and with the strides it’s made this season, the Orange is a threat to the Fighting Irish. “It’s always good to end on a high note,” freshman Jackie Firenze said. Firenze feels fortunate to be part of what could be a special team in only her first year.

much of a surprise to teammate Lars Muller. Muller knew Vale would excel for the Orange as soon as the team started practicing. Muller saw something different in Vale, a natural instinct and dexterity at finishing around the net, particularly with his head. “He’s more explosive than the other players in the box,” Muller said. “I think that’s why he scores so many goals with the head.” Though the 5-foot-10-inch Vale isn’t tall, Muller said he is tactfully aggressive when moving to the ball. Vale’s proficiency at scoring header goals has helped ignite the Orange to a victory on multiple occasions, including in a conference matchup against Rutgers. Vale’s most recent goal came in the 40th minute of Syracuse’s 2-0 win over DePaul. Juuso Pasanen lofted a ball into the box. Vale jockeyed for position and got the back of his head on the ball, which ricocheted past the keeper and into the net. Muller is excited at the thought that Vale has three more years in an Orange uniform. “You’re asking yourself, ‘How good is he going to be when he’s a senior?’” Muller said. “He’s a young kid, but he understands the game and it’s really nice to play with him.” Vale wasn’t sure of what to expect coming into his freshman season. He said the style of play is much more physical and fast-paced in America. Despite the necessary adjustments Vale knew he’d be ready for the challenge. “I was confident in coming in here with the

Firenze is from nearby Baldwinsville and has seen the team’s struggles as a spectator. “Anything is possible,” Firenze said. “We’ve been working hard and we have a great chance of continuing our season after Notre Dame, and we really think that we can beat them.” Senior Jenna Rickan said the team is excited to take that next step. “I think it’s a unique opportunity and I really would love nothing more than to beat them,”

“Anything is possible. We’ve been working hard and we have a great chance of continuing our season after Notre Dame, and we really think that we can beat them.” Jackie Firenze


Anghel said. “It would be good to leave our stamp in the Big East and beat Notre Dame and move on from there, and hopefully win a Big East title.”

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Syracuse has struggled with running quarterbacks throughout Doug Marrone’s tenure, and Daniels is as elusive as they come. SU’s linebackers must remember his dual-threat ability to avoid being beaten for a big play.






The Bulls have three players with more than 250 yards rushing on the season, one of which is quarterback B.J. Daniels. Thomas will need to provide run support on Saturday in order to prevent the Bulls from running wild.

The South Florida secondary has zero interceptions so far in 2012, and Sales has shown the ability to be a differencemaker for the Orange. Webster will have his hands full on the outsides, and there’s no better time to pick off that first pass.

Lattimore has two blocked kicks this season, and Syracuse has shown it is vulnerable. Marrone will need to come up with a protection scheme that focuses in on Lattimore if it hopes to avoid another potential meltdown.


BIG EAST SCHEDULE Friday, Oct. 26 Cincinnati at Louisville

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Temple at Pittsburgh Kent State at Rutgers Syracuse at South Florida



The number of road wins Syracuse has this season. A victory over South Florida would be SU’s first of the year after losses to Minnesota and Rutgers.


Rutgers 4-0 7-0 Louisville 2-0 7-0 Cincinnati 1-0 5-1 Temple 2-1 3-3 Syracuse 2-1 3-4 Pittsburgh 0-3 3-4 Connecticut 0-3 3-5 South Florida 0-3 2-5


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13 66



South Florida’s winning percentage against Syracuse. There have been seven meetings between the schools, and USF has won six of them.





91 88


South Florida has lost five games in a row after starting the season 2-0. The Bulls are also winless in Big East play, with a record of 0-3 so far.



The most points Syracuse has ever scored against South Florida is 20, which came in a 34-20 loss in the Carrier Dome.




The all-time highest number of receiving yards by a single player in any of the seven games between the two schools. SU’s Mike Williams hauled in 13 passes for 186 yards in October 2009.


36 97

3 15



Syracuse ranks in the top 35 in the country in both total offense and total defense. The offense ranks 33rd in the nation, while the defense ranks 26th.


34 92


46 59

99 71

6 60

BEAT WRITER PREDICTIONS Syracuse 42, South Florida 24



Running on the Bulls.


The number of yards the Syracuse offense drove on its game-winning touchdown drive against USF in 2010 to earn its first-ever victory over the Bulls.


The total number of wins for Syracuse and South Florida combined. Both schools are in the bottom half of the Big East standings.

45 SYRACUSE OFFENSE 12 QB Ryan Nassib 45 RB Jerome Smith 23 RB Prince-Tyson

Gulley 5 WR Marcus Sales 15 WR Alec Lemon 85 TE Beckett Wales 60 LT Sean Hickey 75 LG Zack Chibane 59 C Macky MacPherson 71 RG Ivan Foy 77 RT Lou Alexander

SOUTH FLORIDA DEFENSE 97 DE Ryne Giddins 92 DT Luke Sager 46 DT Cory Grissom 99 DE Tevin Mims 16 SLB Reshard Cliett 34 MLB DeDe Lattimore 36 WLB Sam Barrington 6 CB Kayvon Webster 3 SS JaQuez Jenkins 26 FS Mark Joyce 22 CB George Baker



23 Syracuse 31, South Florida 27

SOUTH FLORIDA OFFENSE 7 QB B.J. Daniels 89 FB Jeff Hawkins 21 RB Demetris Murray 81 WR Andre Davis 10 WR Terrence Mitchell 88 TE Andreas Shields 76 LT Darrell Williams 66 LG Brynjar Gudmunds-

SYRACUSE DEFENSE 10 DE Markus Pierce-Brew-


96 NT Jay Bromley 13 DT Deon Goggins 91 DE Brandon Sharpe 11 SLB Marquis Spruill 18 MLB Siriki Diabate 35 WLB Dyshawn Davis son 4 CB Brandon Reddish 78 C Austin Reiter 21 SS Shamarko Thomas 60 RG Danous Estenor 28 FS Jeremi Wilkes 70 RT Quinterrius Eatmon 9 CB Ri’Shard Anderson


Yeah, that’s me, taking the bull by the horns. It’s how I handle business. It’s a metaphor.

Syracuse 24, South Florida 17

SU does enough to climb back to .500.


Returning Statistical Leaders PASSING

Ryan Nassib




176-270 2,164 13




Jerome Smith




97 488 69.7 0


Marcus Sales



37 545





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shijing wang | staff photographer GILLIAN PINDER registered two goals and two assists against Boston College last Saturday in a 4-2 win. SU hopes to carry momentum from the win into the weekend.


against our speed and we’re going to have to attack against their strong defense, so that’s what makes it a great matchup and that’s why we’re two top teams in the country.” This game is going to have a playoff feel to it and Bradley plans to use that to the team’s advantage, getting them prepared for the Big East championship. “This is such a good week of preparation, regardless of result, to have the opportunity to play a top team in the country your last week,

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get a break and meet whoever’s first in the Big East, that’s really important,” Bradley said. The team will have almost a full week to get ready for the Big East tournament, which begins Nov. 2. The UConn game, though, is taking place on senior day, so winning would have special meaning to the Orange. “We definitely want to win all the time,” Bradley said. “To be able to have the opportunity to play for a conference championship on our home field to honor this senior class on their last home game would just be an amazing outcome for us to have.”

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Vale leads SU in goals as freshman By Trevor Hass STAFF WRITER

Jordan Vale started playing soccer at a young age, but he wasn’t always 100 percent focused on the game. George Vale recalls his son


Who: St. John’s Where: Queens, N.Y. When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

ziniu chen | staff photographer SIRIKI DIABATE (18), ZIAN JONES (99) and the rest of the Syracuse defense are focused on containing South Florida’s dual-threat quarterback B.J. Daniels. The USF signal-caller has struggled this year, but he beat the Orange at the Dome with 541 total yards in 2009 and 2011.

Defensive shift By Ryne Gery



he Syracuse defense has transformed from one of the worst in the Big East to a swarming, formidable unit in a single season. It’s a transformation middle linebacker Siriki Diabate said

started with the “little things.” He watched as players jogged from the sidelines to the huddle in 2011. Now, they’re all sprinting onto the field for each possession. “We’re worrying about the little things just enough,” Diabate said. “And making sure that when some-

SU must contain Daniels to get elusive win at USF

one’s down, you’re picking up their tempo and making sure they’re rallying to the ball every time.” Diabate credits the SU coaching staff for the change in mentality that has the unit ranked third in the conference in total defense. Playing with that tenacity will be

crucial when the Orange (3-4, 2-1 Big East) takes on B.J. Daniels and South Florida (2-5, 0-3) at 7 p.m. Saturday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The unit surrendered big plays and points in bunches to opponents


running around as a gargoyle or playing marbles with rolledup balls of mud while the game unfolded around him. “He used to do that during the match,” George Vale said in an email. “Much to my dismay, but to his mum’s laughter.” Since then, though, Vale has devoted his life to soccer and has excelled at Syracuse during his freshman season. The New Zealand native leads the team with eight goals, the most for an SU freshman since 2000, including five during Big East play. The freshman will look to continue his Big East dominance as Syracuse (12-4, 5-2) faces St. John’s (9-3-4, 3-31) on Friday night. Not being able to watch his son shine at Syracuse has been tough for George, but he’s managed to make due with what he has through various gamecasts.


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Syracuse to host Big East rival UConn to determine regular-season conference title By Jasmine Watkins STAFF WRITER

Syracuse and Connecticut have a combined 31 wins and two losses this season. The Orange is ranked No. 3 and the Huskies come in at No. 4. At 1 p.m. Saturday, the Orange (15-


Who: Connecticut Where: J.S. Coyne Stadium When: Saturday, 1 p.m. 1) will play its final regular-season game against Big East rival UConn

(16-1) at J.S. Coyne Stadium. With Syracuse’s move to the Atlantic Coast Conference next year, it will be the last time the two schools will play for the Big East regularseason championship. “We’re trying to take it as another game, but it’s also important to us to go out with a win,” Kelsey Millman said. Last year the team lost to UConn in a double-overtime regular-season game, then came back a few weeks later and defeated the Huskies in the Big East championship. There’s a long history between the two teams,

but going out of the conference with a win would be special. The Orange has a plan in place to make sure it starts the game aggressively and finishes strong. The team realizes the matchup is just step one in achieving a bigger goal on the road to a national championship. “It’s a huge game, especially for the seniors, it could be their last game at Coyne and we have our 35-game winning streak at home, so we definitely don’t want to see that come to an end,” Gillian Pinder said. “It’s always a rivalry in the Big East between us

and UConn, so everyone will be so pumped to win that game.” This season, UConn has kept all but one opponent under two goals, but with the high-scoring offensive attack of the Huskies, that will prove to be a daunting task. “We’ve obviously been scoring more than two goals a game, so I suppose we’ll keep doing what we’ve been doing on offense and we’ll hopefully put away some goals,” Pinder said. “If we can get more then that would be fantastic because they will have to come out and play out of their skin to

get goals past us.” Pinder, who is currently Big East Player of the Week, had a breakout game against Boston College with two goals and two assists. She and the entire team will look to keep that momentum going into Saturday’s game. Head coach Ange Bradley agrees that it will be a combination of their fast-paced offense and multiple scoring options that will allow them to remain competitive throughout the game. “We have speed,” Bradley said. “Connecticut is going to have to defend


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