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Pi Beta Phi chapter to close in spring ’13 By Marwa Eltagouri NEWS EDITOR
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PHIL GRAJKO, lead singer of roots reggae band Morning Sun & The Essentials, plays guitar while dressed in a bear costume for Halloween. The band played with local favorite Sophistafunk for a Halloween show at Metro Lounge & Sushi Bar on Westcott Street. Grajko and the band are influenced by artists like Bob Marley, The Black Keys and The Beatles. Sophistafunk will play at Funk ‘n Waffles on Nov. 15.
Project receives award for collaboration By Jessica Iannetta ASST. NEWS EDITOR
The Connective Corridor was given the 2012 Transportation Project of the Year award for its complexity and high level of cooperation among many different groups. The award, given each year by The Institution of Transportation Engineers New York Upstate Section, recognizes projects with “outstanding planning, engineering, technology and public cooperation and coordination,” according to the Connective Corridor website. Linda Dickerson Hartsock, director of Syracuse University’s Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development, said the award was a great honor, as the Connective Corridor was chosen from a large number of projects submitted from all over Upstate New York.
The award panel was made up of professional engineers, meaning it was essentially a “peer review,” Hartsock said. One reason the Connective Corridor was selected was because of the high level of cooperation among SU, the city of Syracuse and Onondaga County. This level of cooperation is “very unusual” for a project of this scale. Not many within the university are aware of the collaboration, Hartsock said. “They think it’s a university-led project, but in reality it’s the city, county and university working together,” she said. Syracuse engineering firm Barton & Loguidice, and Upstate — an interdisciplinary center for design, research and real estate, run through SU’s School of Architecture — are also heavily involved in the Connec-
tive Corridor, Hartsock said. Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs, also stressed that the award didn’t come because of any one entity. “We believe that this award is emblematic of the partnerships forged around the Corridor,” he said in an email. “While collaboration is often hard at the start, the Corridor is a shining example of the success it can bring.” The award was presented at the ITE annual meeting in October, which was held in Syracuse and included a tour of the Connective Corridor. The engineers who took the tour were especially impressed with the project’s complexity, streetscapes and use of green infrastructure and technology, Hartsock said. The bike lanes — or “hybrid
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Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women’s Syracuse University chapter will close on May 8, 2013. The decision comes after the SU chapter, also known as the New York Alpha chapter, faced several recruitment challenges during the last few years and, after working closely with Pi Beta Phi national leadership, was unable to build membership. “This is a very emotional time for the current members and alumnae of our New York Alpha Chapter,” Pi Beta Phi Grand President Mary Tatum said in a press release. Members voted to relinquish their charter at a recent chapter meeting. The fraternity’s Grand Council voted at its October meeting to allow the chapter to continue to operate until the end of the school year, said Eily Cummings, marketing and communications director at Pi Beta Phi’s headquarters. After the spring 2013 semester, non-graduating collegians will be granted alumna status, said Eddie Banks-Crosson, SU’s director of fra-
ternity and sorority affairs. “The women of the New York Alpha Chapter are an amazing group of young women, and we as a fraternity and sorority community will still continue to support them,” he said in email. It was a tough, courageous decision for the New York Alpha
In October 1895, nine Syracuse University women met to discuss establishing a new fraternity on campus. The women formed the Philokalian Society and began to hold meetings and events, just like other greek organizations. Several months later, with the help of Florence Sherwood, a member of the Kansas Alpha chapter of Pi Beta Phi, the society was finally granted a full charter. On Feb. 11, 1896, the nine women were initiated and became the New York Alpha Pi Phis and the 28th overall chapter of Pi Beta Phi. members to close the chapter, Tatum said. She said she encour-
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lauren murphy | asst. photo editor The Pi Beta Phi Fraternity house, located on Walnut Place, will close in the spring of 2013. The chapter has been around since 1896, just 26 years after Syracuse University’s own establishment.
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Comptroller to run for re-election By Dylan Segelbaum ASST. COPY EDITOR
Stephen DeSalvo is seeking re-election for Student Association comptroller, the position responsible for helping allocate the $2.6-million Student Activity Fee collected from Syracuse University students. DeSalvo will not make a formal announcement of his candidacy. “I think I realize more now than ever — I kind of had a sense of this before I entered it — how much the person in this office matters in terms of programs and events on campus getting pulled off successfully,” he said. The junior chemical engineering major said he’s looking to continue improving the organization’s tier system and fiscal training sessions, as well as being fair and balanced during the budget process. In regard to the tier system, a four-part scale that determines the maximum amount of money
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Absentee ballot deadline closes in NY By Annie Palmer STAFF WRITER
With a deadline to register for an absentee ballot by mail in New York that ended on Oct. 30, many students are now waiting to receive their ballots or preparing to cast their vote at local polling booths. Absentee ballots can be an attractive option for students voting outside their home state, but the process presents certain hurdles that further deter student voting, said Robert McClure, professor of political science and public affairs. “Registering is a cumbersome process,” McClure said. “Students are distracted and are usually not overly involved in politics, and absentee ballots are a direct insti-
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ankur patankar | presentation director Students dress in a wide variety of Halloween costumes as they run in the second annual Halloween Fun Run/ Walk on Wednesday afternoon on the Quad. Clouds and damp weather still lingering from Superstorm Sandy resulted in only 15 students signing up for the 2.3-mile run.
Halloween race brings out holiday enthusiasm By Erin Kelly STAFF WRITER
Halloween spirit was in full swing as costume-clad runners, seemingly immune to the damp, cold weather, lined up at noon Wednesday to compete in the 2.3-mile race around the Syracuse University campus. In collaboration with the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion’s Healthy Monday, the Department of Recreational Services held its second annual Halloween Fun Run/Walk, beginning on the Quad. The run/
walk is designed to promote a healthy, fun and safe Halloween activity for Syracuse students, said Joseph Lore, director of recreation services. But it wasn’t just a race this year. The event included a tent for pumpkin painting, a blow-up obstacle course for students to tackle in between classes and a truck in the shape of an L.L. Bean boot giving away items as promotions and providing chances to win various items. This year, the characters competing included a very energetic
Luigi and Mario, students in sheets with holes posing as ghosts and a blind man complete with sunglasses and a cane. The student dressed as the blind man ran the entire race in character, yelling for others to get out of his way while waving his cane to clear a path. Decked out in dog tags, camouflage and face paint was competitor Megan Reynolds, a sophomore biology major on the pre-med track, who was excited to run, but disappointed in the turn-
out of the competition. “I love events like this,” she said. “It’s such a fun way to get students involved in their school. I just wish this was advertised more. I only found out today because I saw a flier somewhere in the Schine Center.” Reynolds said she even wants to help promote the event next year by involving friends and spreading the word to make it an even bigger success and keep the tradition alive. Lore, the director of recreation
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DPS to continue installing cameras to increase safety on campus By Jen Bundy STAFF WRITER
Syracuse University will continue to add more security cameras throughout campus in order to provide better safety in certain areas. Currently, there are approximately 500 security cameras at SU, said Mike Kearns, manager of technical services for the Department of Public Safety. There are areas on campus, and some entrances to buildings, that would still benefit from cameras,
Kearns said. Other cameras are installed in public places, such as entrances to buildings, walkways and pathways, he said. “Cameras are a huge help with providing safety and security on campus,” Kearns said. “They’ve helped solve many crimes in the past.” SU has installed cameras for many years now, and the trend will most likely continue, Kearns said. Using cameras as a form of surveillance and safety is now a standard practice at
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most universities. The expansion of security cameras is a “long-established strategy within
DPS to provide more surveillance,” said Tony Callisto, chief of DPS. When Callisto arrived at SU in 2006, there were only 100 cameras, he said. The goal was to continue to add cameras to an integrated system that reported back to one central monitoring system. The additional cameras will be added to campus roadways, pathways and entrances to buildings and residence halls on Main and South campuses, Callisto said.
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SA alumnus: Alampi only SA presidential candidate with track record of results As an alumnus of the Student Association, I am pleased to see that there are four presidential candidates for this year’s election. However, one candidate stands out the most, and that candidate is PJ Alampi. Alampi has the experience to lead the organization. As a sophomore, he served as chairman of the Board of Elections and Membership, where he led SA’s elections committee and oversaw the 2011 elections, which had the highest voter turnout to date. In his current role as Student Life chair, he and his vice chair created the Food Advisory Board, which better connects student voices to higher administration. Additionally, he has empowered his committee members to lead several other initiatives, such as campus safety and better student transportation. Of the four candidates, Alampi is the only candidate with a track record of results. Because of his experience, Alampi has created a clear campaign platform, with plans for each of SA’s three standing committees. Unlike his opponents, Alampi has clear goals for the
LET TER TO THE EDITOR organization. He is not campaigning for vague ideas, such as greater transparency or better communication, but an actual plan of action to make these ideas into a reality. For example, instead of talking about better outreach, Alampi plans on taking the assembly onto campus to talk to students. Goals like these showcase his creativeness and passion. Lastly, knowing Alampi personally, he is the only candidate who understands SA is not a venue for students to become politicians, but a medium to create change and improve student life. Unlike many SA members, he is not tied down to the image of being a “student leader,” but an advocate and a change agent. During my four-year tenure in SA, I have worked to create an organization that embodies the image of the latter, and Alampi shares my vision.
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Four SA candidates bring varied options
wo years ago, a single individual ran for Student Association president. In 2011, the race became contested as the number of candidates doubled. This year, the number of candidates doubled yet again. Four people believe they are the best fit to lead not only the organization, but the Syracuse University community. There are four different sets of goals and four distinct personalities. And all four want your vote on Nov. 12-15. The variations between the candidates are stark. A vice presidential pageant queen is wishing to continue Lustig-era characteristics; a quirky, plaid-wearing progressive is fighting to lead more than the Student Life Committee; a laid-back future diplomat is cultivating his grassroots approach inspired by living in several of the world’s developing nations; and a down-to-earth, no-nonsense businessman believes his broadminded outlook and organization will serve the students best. It is true Allie Curtis, PJ Alampi, Iggy Nava and Kyle Coleman, respectively, are a diverse group of people. They have grown up in different parts of the world and have had personal, unique experiences. No two candidates even share the same major. When Neal Casey was the candidate in 2010, there was no need for serious campaigning. Only 10 percent voter participation was necessary for Casey to inevitably
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campus watchdog assume the presidency. Last year, SU experienced a drastically different SA election season when two candidates put their names on the ballot. President Dylan Lustig and his challenger, Taylor Carr, campaigned relentlessly. Students became excited about the election, and what is more, the student body learned about SA and the vital role of constituents in making a representative student government function. This awareness of the organization, and the fact that two candidates with drastically different ideals decided to fight for the position, created the greatest voter turnout ever experienced here at SU. As individuals accustomed to American-style politics, this two major “party” system made sense. The members of SA and the student body aligned with the candidate they believed held values similar to their own. But what made four separate individuals decide that they needed to lead SA into its next chapter and make a bid for the presidency in 2012? Why did a
history of hardly challenged SA elections suddenly lead to one of the most hotly contested races in SU’s history? After four interviews, I found several student leaders decided to enter the race not to fix one serious flaw. Instead, four individuals came up with four distinct plans they believe in. All four feel not even a single aspect could be compromised. All feel they have the responsibility to present their ideas to SU because they believe those ideas are truly worth considering. And for the students of SU, this situation could not be better. We have a choice to make and, for the first time, there are more than two options. With four candidates and their camps advocating for SA while competing for the presidency, the election has become more than a contest. It has become a tool for calling attention to an aspect of SU that, universally, we should all care about. It’s part of my job to get to know SU’s student leaders and discover what they stand for, but each one really wants to talk to you. Improving SU is what each candidate thrives on, so set up your own interviews and determine which direction you want this campus to take. Plus, who doesn’t like some friendly competition? Rachael Barillari is a junior political science and Middle Eastern studies major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Students must be more responsible with belongings Instead of relying on cameras in the library to keep theft from happening, students need to take responsibility for their belongings. Cameras are installed on the first and sixth floors of E.S. Bird Library, with plans to install more on the other floors. For many, this may seem like a good solution to solve the string of thefts so far this year in the library. Although cameras could benefit the situation, they may not solve the problem. Placing cameras in and around the library may not actually prevent News Editor Editorial 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 Asst. Sports Editor
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Though it is unfortunate that students cannot leave their belongings unattended in the library or other places on campus for a moment to get a drink, use the restroom or find a textbook, it is the reality of the situation. Students are always warned against leaving their belongings unattended. There are signs everywhere, including on bathroom walls, where Otto warns students it only takes eight seconds for someone to steal your stuff. Sometimes students can get away with leaving their belongings unattended for a moment, which instills a
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ages all SU members to continue their “lifelong sisterhood as alumnae outside of their chapter setting.” The chapter was founded in 1896, 26 years after SU’s founding, and is one of the longestrunning sororities on campus. Current SU chapter president Alyssa Goldfarb said the sisterhood of the girls will continue long after they cease to be an active chapter. “These girls are my best friends and are the ones who will be right by my side during the rest of my life,” she said. “These girls are the ones who will be there watching at my wedding.” She added that life commitment and sincere friendship are two of the core values for Pi Beta Phis. Current Pi Beta Phi members will
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a registered student organization is eligible to receive from SA, DeSalvo said he would continue to refine a new point system to determine if a group can move up or down the tiers. While a recently passed bill created an application process for moving up in the tier system, the point scale for grading the student organizations has yet to be fully defined, he said. All changes regarding a group’s standing will not go into effect until next semester, DeSalvo said, and by serving for another term he’d be able to
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gator in compounding this disinterest.” Deeanna Dimmick, a sophomore broadcast and digital journalism and music major from Seattle, registered to vote in New York instead because she felt her vote would have more of an effect. The ambiguity behind the value of votes casted through absentee ballots was also a deterrent, she said. “Voting through an absentee ballot presents a lot of issues, because there’s always that chance they won’t be counted or it’ll get lost,” she said. “If you go to a polling location, I feel completely confident that my vote is counted.” Candidates are now making use of registration forms and absentee ballots that are available online, such as President Barack Obama’s
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“The women of the New York Alpha Chapter are an amazing group of young women, and we as a fraternity and sorority community will still continue to support them.” Eddie Banks-Crosson
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continue to be supportive of other chapters on campus, as well as their philanthropies.
SU Pi Beta Phi 1984 alumna Tracy Gensler said she was saddened to hear of Pi Beta Phi’s closing, and said it would be especially difficult for her to go back to campus and not be able to visit her old sorority house. Pi Beta Phi’s Grand Council sent letters to SU alumnae informing them of different events happening on campus, she said. In the letters, Gensler was informed that the Grand Council, alumnae and chapter had been taking all possible steps to prevent closure. “I respect the efforts of all involved,” she said. She said she would never forget her memories as a Pi Beta Phi, specifically one of sitting on the porch with her sisters and watching the festival and live band each spring in front of E.S. Bird Library. Gensler said she loved being on the corner of Marshall Street too, so that she was close to the stores and restaurants.
keep working on this change. He said he would also look to re-evaluate SA’s fiscal training sessions for groups to make the process easier for all parties involved. The creation of an online video or module explaining how to apply for funds is one possibility, he said. Unlike the last election, DeSalvo is not running unopposed. Osarumwense Pat-Osagie, a junior finance and entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises major and assembly representative, is also in the race. But DeSalvo said Pat-Osagie’s involvement with Alpha Phi Alpha, which is one of only four organizations on campus that can receive more than $25,000 in funding from
SA, poses a conflict of interest. DeSalvo said Pat-Osagie has never served on or applied to be on the Finance Board, and that he’s worried Pat-Osagie doesn’t understand the full
Commit to Vote feature, available on the campaign website, which provides constituents with a downloadable absentee ballot tailored to their allotted voting district. Using the internet as a medium to connect with voters is particularly successful with students, said Immad Khalid, a senior civil engineering major. Filling out the paperwork was easy, Khalid said, but he was unsure if he needed to reregister for an absentee ballot, since he voted by absentee ballot in the 2008 election. “College students tend to be lazy,” Khalid said. “Given an easier option than absentee ballots, students would be more propelled to vote.” Though absentee ballots are simple to fill out and send in, many young students have less at stake in the election. Young people have not built up a voting track record and, as a result, are less connected, McClure said. “Getting youth or, specifically, students
away from home to vote has been proven unsuccessful time and time again,” he said. “Every year we see a gap in the number of youth voters and elderly voters. It is a fact.” For Dimmick, her desire to vote stems from being exposed to voting at a young age. Going to the polls with her mother instilled the idea that voting was not an option, but a requirement, she said. Dimmick described New York state as highly political and said she felt people were constantly reminded of the importance of voting in the area. “Despite this, the voter turnout still remains low, which is unfortunate because voting is a privilege,” she said. Matthew Turner, a senior finance major, almost didn’t vote due to the complexity of acquiring an absentee ballot. He felt it was too confusing to register for an absentee ballot, but didn’t want to lose his
“I think that I’ve been fair and equal, and I’ve done a respectable job, and that’s why I’m running for re-election.”
The chapter was originally founded as the Philokalian Society, with the sole intention of obtaining a Pi Beta Phi charter. During its first two years, the chapter met in rooms in the Hall of Languages, and then, in 1897, moved into a three-story house on Comstock Avenue, according to an April 22 Fran Becque article. Over the last century, the chapter moved locations, going from Irving to Ostrom to Euclid avenues before settling into its current home on Walnut Place in 1939. It remains unknown whether recolonization of the chapter is a possibility for the future, but for now, current members will relish the time they’ve had as an active chapter. Said Goldfarb: “We have had many amazing memories and have enjoyed our time at Syracuse University.” firstname.lastname@example.org
responsibilities of the job. “What happens if you elect someone and they don’t know the time commitment that it’s going to be, or they don’t realize everything that they have to do?” DeSalvo said. “They can’t just leave the position — it’s something you are elected to take on for a year.” DeSalvo said it would be beneficial to students if he serves another term because of his knowledge and experience in the position, and willingness to help organizations with events. Said DeSalvo: “I think that I’ve been fair and equal, and I’ve done a respectable job, and that’s why I’m running for re-election.” email@example.com @Dylan_Segelbaum
“College students tend to be lazy. Given an easier option than absentee ballots, students would be more propelled to vote.”
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opportunity to vote. Rather than go through the hassle of registering for an absentee ballot, he went to Onondaga’s Board of Elections office and registered there. “We are all following the election, whether or not the issues directly affect us,” Turner said. “It doesn’t matter how you register, you still need to vote.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Against the grain University of Central Florida’s student president votes to raise tuition, angers students
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s student government president, Cortez Whatley represents the interests of the entire student body. But when Whatley voted to increase tuition at the University of Central Florida last spring, some student groups felt he failed to act in their best interest and took issue with his decision. Tuition at UCF increased by 15 percent this past spring after the Florida Board of Governors made a decision to cut $300 million in aid to public universities, said Whatley, a senior legal studies and public administration double major. Student Labor Action Project (SLAP), one of the student groups, met with Whately in early October and planned to meet with him on Oct. 23 to discuss the latest tuition hikes, but the two parties had differing opinions on who should attend the meeting, Whatley said. Whately penciled the event into his schedule as a meeting with a board of
SLAP students, but the group advertised the event to the student body as an open forum, Whately said. When the Student Government Association heard of the fliers and Facebook pages SLAP was putting up for the event, Whately and SGA’s Public Relations Coordinator Funlola Falade tried to stop the event at the last minute. “The meeting was cancelled the day of (a decision made by me as the Public Relations Coordinator),” Falade said in an email. “The lack of communication and advertising made the event seem more like a venting session and ambush rather than a solution based meeting discussing the tuition increases.” Whately said if he had agreed upon the public format beforehand, he would have attended, but he expected a more “intimate” and “conversational” meeting with the executive board of SLAP. But Whatley rescheduled the open forum. “For their best interests and for our best interests, we had to postpone the open forum
to later in the month, which was (Oct. 31),” Whately said. But after insistent complaints from SLAP, Whatley agreed to meet with just representatives from the group on the day of the originally scheduled meeting. He discussed the school’s need to raise tuition to compensate for the $52-million Florida cut from UCF’s budget last year. “We don’t have a lot of external funding, so we get a lot of it from the state,” Whately said. He later said “anything less than the 15 percent (tuition hike)” would be detrimental because the school would likely be forced to cut more faculty members and cancel more classes. Whately said he almost had to push his graduation date back a semester because one of his required classes was canceled last year due to budget constraints. He was able to find an alternative course, he said, but if the school does not generate more money, other students may not be as fortunate and could be forced to stay more than four years.
Falade said she felt the meeting with SLAP was intended to be a “PR stunt” to make headlines. She said Whately approved the higher tuition price with the students’ best long-term interests in mind, and that SLAP’s latest actions are more of a knee-jerk reaction by a small minority. “As the Public Relations Coordinator, I can honestly say that SLAP does not represent the voice of the average student,” Falade said. “They are simply louder and more aggressive.” Kim Wilmath, the director of communications for the Florida University System, said in an email that even though tuition costs are getting higher, in-state public universities still charge less than most colleges in the United States. She said it must be recognized that Florida’s tuition rates are some of the lowest in the country. Said Wilmath: “Nobody, including the Board of Governors, enjoys raising costs on students — nor does anyone like to watch state funding erode.” email@example.com
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services, said the small turnout resulted from Superstorm Sandy, whose clouds and damp weather still loomed over Syracuse. “Last year we had about 30 or so students,” he said. “This year just about 15 signed up. The characters last year were hilarious. We had a fully dressed bride, even a group that dressed up as dominos.”
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two-way cycle tracks,” as they are technically called — were also a talking point, Hartsock said. “We had many engineers tell us that they didn’t know of any other infrastructure like that between New York and Montreal,” she said. But while those associated with the Connective Corridor are proud of the award, the project, which is divided into three phases, has just begun. Hartsock said she expects the first phase of the Connective Corridor, which includes East Genesee Street from Forman Park to University Avenue, and University Avenue between East Genesee Street and Waverly Avenue, to be finished by Nov. 9. The second phase of construction, which will stretch from Thornden Park to The Warehouse, will not start for some time, Hartsock said. The Federal Highway Administration, which supplies the funding, is currently reviewing the plans, and this usually takes at least a year, she said. But for now, Hartsock said she hopes the Connective Corridor can be an example for institu-
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Lore said students throughout the course of the day, however, embraced the newly added activities. “Students have been bouncing on that blow up since it was put up,” he said, pointing at the obstacle course in front of Hendricks Chapel. He said the pumpkin painting station was also popular. “We’ve had a lot of positive feedback and students have had a really nice break from classes for some good, classic Halloween fun,” Lore said.
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“These cameras will help in investigating incidents that happen on campus,” he said. For example, if a burglary occurs, the perpetrator may be seen fleeing the scene on multiple different cameras, allowing for more information in identifying him or her, he said. “I think cameras will give a sense of security,” said Jon Lee, a junior information management and technology and policy studies dual major. Walking around campus safely has never been a major concern, he said. “But it is important to note that cameras would mostly be useful in identifying victims or attackers,” Lee said. “Not in prevent-
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ing attacks from happening.” As a second-year architecture student, Lisa Chan said she walks home late many weeknights. “I think security cameras are largely ineffective because they don’t seem to deter bad guys,” Chan said. “However, positioning a few more DPS officers around campus would really be comforting.” Adding more security is never a bad decision, said Marissa Dutka, a sophomore nutrition major. “It’s always better to be safe than sorry,” she said. Dutka said she believes the installation of more cameras on campus will be effective regarding campus safety and crime. “I think it would make the campus safer, because just the idea that a crime would be caught on camera would prevent it from happening,” she said. The demand for more cameras on campus will allow SU to continue installing them to add security to areas that need coverage, Kearns said. Said Kearns: “Cameras have been a valuable tool for us solving crimes, and I don’t see that going away.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Monday, November 5 7PM Steve Forbes presented by College Republicans, Grant Auditorium, free tickets at Schine Box Ofce 8PM Pride Union presents Vidur Kapur, Schine Underground, free tickets at Schine Box Ofce
Tuesday, November 6 11AM-2PM Slice of Orange Days, games, prizes, food. Announcement of Homecoming Court at noon, Schine Atrium 7PM Election results viewing party, Schine Dining, free tickets at Schine Box Ofce, FREE FOOD!
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5PM-7PM Slice of Orange Nights, games, prizes, food, Goldstein Student Center Atrium 8PM Traditions Commission’s Trivia Night, Schine 304s, no tickets needed. Free food and tons of prizes.
Thursday, November 8 5PM Competition hunt—win prizes by completing clue stops around campus. Bring your 1-3 person team to Schine Atrium for the rst clue! 7:30PM SU Idol, presented by Traditions Commission, The Mandarins and Marshall Street Records, Schine Underground. Tickets at Schine Box Ofce, $3 student with SUID, $5 faculty/staff/alumni, $7 general admission
Friday, November 9 5:30PM ‘Cuse Commotion Parade, starts in front of Schine. Pep Rally immediately following in Hendricks. Announcement of Greek House decorating winners and Homecoming King & Queen. 7PM Basketball viewing party “Battle on the Midway”, Panasci Lounge/Schine 304s. FREE FOOD FOR STUDENTS with free ticket from Schine Box Ofce and cash bar! 8PM Dance Showcase sponsored by Traditions Commission and directed by Danceworks. Featuring performances by talented student groups. Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center. Tickets at Schine Box Ofce, $3 students with SUID, $5 faculty/staff/alumni, $7 general admission
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7:30PM The Mandarins Fall Invitational, Hendricks Chapel, free, no tickets needed 7:30PM Phi Beta Sigma presents Ari Spears, Deray Davis, John Witherspoon “Pops”, Goldstein Auditorium. Tickets at Schine Box Ofce, $8 with SUID, $12 general admission 8PM
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heartis People from different backgrounds find ways to give new meaning to ‘home’ By Chelsea DeBaise
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small white church lies next to a white house on the West side of Syracuse. The two buildings are humble and unassuming, unrelated, except for the matching violet trim on either structure. For many, they are just another part of the neighborhood. For a few, they are a chance to escape. Exodus 3 Ministries provides a home for women who have nowhere else to go. Some of the people who call in to the ministry are coming off the streets, others from prison. Others have been the victims of domestic battery. The mission is Baptist, and preaches a path through spiritual devotion in order to build strength after a life with struggle. For the ladies within the house, it is a path that seems to have led them in the right direction. For Rosaline Edwards, the oppor-
tunity to join Exodus 3 was an opportunity to be saved. “Things are beautiful, being here,” Edwards said. “Exodus house is a way out.” Edwards began living in the house on Oct. 1, the first day it was available after its red-ribbon ceremony. For Edwards, the Exodus house represents a way to show women another option: a new way of life. “They think they’re not worth anything?” asked Edwards, referring to the women residing with her in the house. “They’re worth everything.” She discussed her future plans and the future of the Exodus house. Edwards feels strongly that the house will expand, continuing to help women in need along the way. Edwards knows what she wants to do. While she doesn’t have a background in internal medicine, she knows she wants to volunteer with
chase gaewski | photo editor STEPHANIE SALTZGIVER, a resident at the Exodus 3 Mission, talks about her time with the mission and how it has positively affected her life. She points out a bible passage that she finds moving. the cancer patients at the up-andcoming Ronald McDonald House. Edwards has family in Syracuse, two children and a mother, though she can’t see them regularly until she completes a 40-day transitional period. The second chances provided by Exodus 3 are saviors for the women they affect, but don’t affect every member of the Syracuse homeless community. The streets are still filled with those without shelter, braving the elements with signs and cups to try and make ends meet. But for people like Hector, who did not disclose his last name, these elements, such as Superstorm Sandy, present a business opportunity. Hector lives under the McBride Street Bridge, but he works at the intersection of Adams and Almond streets. He holds a sign that invites passers-by to donate money to him, offering them God’s blessings in
return. He refers to the faceless drivers as “customers” and approaches his street work like a 9-to-5 job. The storm did not scare him. In fact, he made twice the profit he normally would. Hailing from Puerto Rico and Brooklyn, Hector speaks with an accent that is a smorgasbord of different cultures. He is a sports fan — New York Giants and New York Yankees mostly — but his favorite sport is handball. He picked it up in prison. Hector has lived a difficult life. After a 15-year addiction to heroin, Hector is beginning to see the error of his ways. “I’d work 40, 50, 60 hours a week and it’s all gone in one or two days,” Hector said. “It ain’t worth it.” He watches the actions of those around him, and sees the way addicts shake. He watches drinking happen at the bridge and finds little appeal in it.
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Election season draws to an end; time to assess candidates one last time
he end is finally in sight. They’re beginning to clear the debris and clean up the mess. The stories about the billions of dollars that have been spent will soon leave headlines and your television will return to its normal programming. Yes, election season is almost over. I just heard thousands of Newhouse students’ hearts break when they read that. Soon, the ballots will be counted, and no matter who wins, the news cycle will slowly return to the more mundane items: world hunger, new developments in the Middle East and, of course, Kim Kardashian’s newest outfit. No more will political science majors be able to explain to you the difference between Mitt Romney’s and Barack Obama’s tie selection. Gone will be Twitter accounts of @PaulRyanGosling and @SilentJimLehrer. Clint Eastwood will be put in a home for delusional Hollywood stars, and Bill Clinton will go back to “not having sex” with interns. The closest most of us get to politics in college is blindly agreeing with Obama while putting a
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His smile dims briefly when reflecting on the death of his friend, Tim. Several weeks ago, Timothy Wilkin died in a fire near the bridge, one that Hector feels fortunate to have avoided himself. He mourns his friend, but looks to the future. He wants to get out of the streets and get a place of his own. Hector tried assisted living before. The procedure was ultimately designed to fail, or so he felt.
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stamp on our absentee ballot and letting it sit on our kitchen table until our parents remind us to mail it in. Our Student Association candidates, have to grab headlines with flash mobs. Most political discussions end with “who cares, let’s drink.” I mean, the only reason anyone turned on the vice-presidential debate was for the drinking game. America’s future looks bright indeed. I just really want to know what Obama’s ’fro would look like if he picked it out. Or — if elected — would Mitt Romney let Paul Ryan turn the vice-presidential office into a personal gym? If someone would answer these questions, maybe
our demographic would finally vote. If you ever turn on cable news, you’ll see that there are roughly 4 million independent polls that are accurate until election. These guys make telemarketers look like drunken college students trying to order Zonies without a credit card. The conclusions are indisputable. The most recent poll has Romney getting 45 percent of the French Canadian descendants living on the south side of the street in Des Moines, Iowa. Obama has just 42 percent of the female population that buys indigo-colored eyeliner from Macy’s. No candidate has ever won the election without getting at least 49.643 percent of both demographics. Let’s look at our candidates, shall we? In this corner we have the challenger, Mitt Romney — what he lacks in modesty, he makes up for in hair gel. This man is so rich that his tax returns have their own tax bracket. His mad dash to the moderate center was enough to catch even Usain Bolt off guard. Mitt is everything the Republican Party has ever wanted: a rich, white business
owner who will do exactly what the party wants. And in the other corner we have the defending incumbent, Barack “I can’t use my middle name” Obama. This guy picked his last two campaign slogans by throwing darts at motivational posters. Our president has such celebrity status that the going rate for his birth certificate is $5 million. When he runs out of toilet paper, he calls up the National Archives and has them send the Constitution over. But the choices could be worse. One of Jim Henson’s Muppets —Ron Paul — was running. Donald Trump also considered seeking office because he promised his third ex-wife a new house, and a campaign was cheaper than building a beach house. No matter what the result, I will pay close attention to election night coverage. While playing the drinking game.
The system failed him. This is the truth for many people who have found survival on the streets of the city. Yet for the five women in the Exodus house, a different path lay in store for them. Stephanie Saltzgiver is from Baltimore and a former social elite, with a big house and her own business. But she ultimately lost her material world and the support of her mother. For her, Exodus 3 offers a new form of family. “We’re all so different,” Saltzgiver said. “Which is so cool.”
Saltzgiver was religious prior to her exposure to the mission, though now she approaches spirituality in a new light. She marvels at the ability the head volunteers have to solve problems through sitting down and referencing the Bible, and has found fulfillment in these occasions. When talking about the Bible, Saltzgiver grabbed her copy, turning methodically to a passage she has gone over and over. It’s her favorite passage: Psalm 139: 23-24. “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test
me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.” Stephanie Earl, head of volunteers for Exodus 3, relishes in the joy she sees within the women of the house. Earl talks about how the feeling among the volunteers and the ladies is one not easy to find. As she puts it, “it feels right.” Said Earl: “The ladies are super happy. They’re like, ‘We feel at home. This is awesome.’”
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Array of stars and eye-popping visuals can’t salvage convoluted adaptation f nothing else, “Cloud Atlas” is ambitious. The elaborately abstract story explodes on screen with bold vision. But like countless other adaptations churned out by Hollywood, it should’ve stayed on the page. David Mitchell’s best-selling 2004 novel chronicles six parallel but interconnected sagas of courage, love and destiny across past, present and future. Not the simplest concept to adapt for film. Co-directors Andy and Lana Wachowski (“The Matrix”) and Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola Run”) assumed responsibility for the nearimpossible task of bringing the words to life. They don’t quite succeed, but they definitely get points for trying. The sheer scope of this time-spanning epic is gargantuan. It jumps from 19th-century sailors to a 1973 San Francisco; from modern-day London to a 2144 dystopian cityscape called Neo Seoul; and from a 1930s Scotland to a primitive, post-apocalyptic jungle and back again. The actors play vastly different characters in each storyline, drawn fatefully together through ages and dimensions. The Wachowskis and Tykwer tried doing justice to the novel in two ways: dazzling visuals and an incredibly stacked cast. They recruited
Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Sturgess, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving and more — all playing multiple seriously weird roles in heavy makeup and crazy costumes. “Cloud Atlas” is imposing to behold and genuinely interesting, but there are too many characters, stories and threads to weave back together. Where the payoff should be deeply fulfilling, it slips into hokey and melodramatic territory. The plot is not an easy one to explain, but basically, each storyline is connected to another through more stories. Characters reading diaries or letters, or dreaming of characters in other storylines who are played by the same actors with distorted makeup. Oh, and past actions ripple across centuries to affect the future. Still following? It’s tricky enough to make sense of in writing, let alone on the big screen. Here’s the relatively short version: A brilliant and secretly gay, young musician (Ben Whishaw) works for an aging legendary composer (Broadbent) while writing a symphony of his own called the “Cloud Atlas Sextet.” A shady doctor (Hanks) slowly poisons a young lawyer (Sturgess) on his ocean voyage home. A journalist (Berry) uncovers a nuclear plot and
tries to expose it while evading a corporate hit man (Weaving). There’s also a genetically engineered clone named Sonmi-451 (Doona Bae), who falls in love with a revolutionary (Sturgess, again), becoming the symbol of a totalitarian revolution. Finally, a primitive tribesman named Zachry (Hanks, again) guides a futuristic scientist (Berry, again) to a sacred temple. Don’t forget about the book publisher (Broadbent, again) trying to escape from an old-folks home — that one’s honestly just pointless comic relief. Of course, all the storylines are somehow connected, and characters experience intense deja vu, as their past and future actions affect the fate of the world and whatnot. Convoluted storytelling aside, the distinctive settings make for breathtaking visual entertainment. There are dizzying chases and shootouts set against the shimmering neon blur of Neo Seoul, and surreal, slowmotion sequences, like Berry’s car plummeting into San Francisco Bay. Not to mention the rugged beauty of an archaic future world, juxtaposed with the fierce brutality of savage horsemen slathered in war paint. Forgiving the wide array of fake noses and unrecognizable makeup disguises, the acting in “Cloud Atlas” is superb. The younger cast members — Whishaw, Bae and Sturgess — give particularly captivating performances. Broadbent is a true thespian, charming and witty in all his incarnations. Weaving
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is also memorable, especially in his role as Old Georgie, a demonic bowler-hatted figment of Zachry’s imagination. Then there’s Tom Hanks. One thing is clear: He had an absolute blast making this movie. He plays a bunch of absurd characters, each more ridiculous than the last. In one storyline, he plays a homicidal Brit with a comically hackneyed accent, sporting a bad spray tan and a goatee. In another, he’s a quirky, scheming doctor with buckteeth and a bulbous nose. Yet his goofiest role is Zachry — a dirty, tattooed villager speaking in a post-apocalyptic dialect that can only be described as Deep South backwoods Ebonics. “Cloud Atlas” is mind-bending, touching, exciting, silly and downright confusing all at once. But despite a runtime of almost three hours, there’s just no way to meld this cavalcade of divergent stories into a cohesive and satisfying narrative. Tykwer and the Wachowskis gave it their best shot, but in the end, all they concocted was a beautiful mess. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Abdoul Cisse rents from Dolph Schayes, but he had no idea who he was. “When I went to his office to initially sign my lease I got an idea that he was some sort of basketball player,” Cisse said. “I didn’t think he was any kind of — I thought he was just like a role player, somebody who just sat on the bench.” Needing Schayes’ phone number, he took to the Internet. Only then did he find out his landlord is a legend in the game of basketball. Schayes started 706 consecutive games from 1952-1961 when a broken jaw ended the NBA’s original ironman’s streak. Today, though, he is a humble landlord. He got into real estate at the suggestion of his father-in-law, and it became his postbasketball career. “My father-in-law said, after I got married, that it’s nice for a young married couple to buy a two-family house, and then when you have a family buy a one-family, and keep the twofamily and rent it out,” Schayes said inside his real estate office at 200 Polk St. “He was very — he was pretty sharp in that way.” In his day-to-day work as a landlord, Schayes keeps a fairly low profile. Building the apartments was creative and he enjoyed it, but paperwork and management can be a pain, he said. Schayes doesn’t make rounds to houses too often. When he does, it’s usually to water the garden. And when he’s called, he’s very to-the-point.
“(He) just says, ‘Just to let you know, rent’s due in a few days,’ or whatnot,” said junior Nick Gil, who rents from Schayes. “Or maybe if you’re a week late he’s, ‘Just to let you know it’s a week late,’ and not to do it again, pretty much.” Yet he takes an interest in his leaseholders, staying involved in the community and attending local theater productions, said junior Ethan Law, Gil’s roommate. Gil and Law didn’t know of Schayes’ fame until Law’s parents asked, “Is that the guy that played in the NBA?” Schayes doesn’t bring up his historic NBA career, but he hardly shies away from talking basketball with those he rents to. He doesn’t reminisce — Law checked YouTube to confirm his scoring exploits — preferring to talk about the modern era in the NBA and college basketball. Schayes is fairly content in his work. He notes that America’s great fortunes were made in real estate. He admires how well the business has treated him and jokes that his physical involvement hardly extends beyond changing the odd light bulb without a ladder — he’s 6 feet 6 inches now. Still, the conversations between renter and star-turned-landlord consistently return to what Schayes’ can no longer do. “‘I’d be out there playing with you if I wasn’t so old,’” Law said. “He always says that.” email@example.com
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Syracuse was plenty good enough to sweep Connecticut last weekend. The stats say as much, and so do the players. “I think winning one was great, but we should’ve won both of them and we know that. It was maybe a wake-up call, Who: Union and we can’t take Where: Schenectady, N.Y. teams lightly When: Friday, 7 p.m. like that,” senior forward Holly Carrie-Mattimoe said of splitting the two-game series against Connecticut. An unhealthy dose of underestimation did the Orange (4-4-0, 2-0-0 College Hockey America) in at last Friday’s opener. And while its swift, two-goal comeback ultimately fell short, it
“We should’ve won both of them and we know that. It was maybe a wake-up call, and we can’t take teams lightly like that.” Holly Carrie-Mattimoe
again showed SU’s ability to turn it up a notch in spurts. Yet after a weekend in which one victory felt like one too few, Paul Flanagan’s squad looks to establish consistency in a week when the lineup is very much in transition. The loss of Laurie Kingsbury shook the sofar prolific second line. And the shift of Kallie Goodnough from defense to forward is just part of a larger offensive juggling act. Syracuse will look to overcome the changes when it plays two games against Union (2-4, 0-2 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference) at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in Schenectady, N.Y. SU came out flat on Friday against UConn (2-6-1, 1-1-0 Hockey East) and it cost the Orange two goals, its ultimate margin of defeat. The team responded by outshooting the Huskies two to one, and losing 4-2. “That seems to be a little bit of a theme around here,” Flanagan said before giving credit to a UConn team that opened the season
on a brutal, seven-game road stretch. Kingsbury sat out the UConn series with an unspecified injury. She is still the team’s leading scorer with nine goals in two less games. Kingsbury is also the third most efficient shooter with more than 25 shots, converting on just more than one of every eight shots. Her absence prompted Flanagan to move Goodnough from the blue line further into the attack. It was a natural move, Flanagan said, as the sophomore occasionally goes to the goal when she should stay back in defense. But the change, though necessary, complicates an attack already inconsistent in finishing. SU has scored just three of its 25 goals this season in the first period. “There’s always pressure there to score, but definitely when we’re down a goal or two, we know we need to get the puck in — we thrive off that I think, though,” she said. “We get energy off that, we know we have to score, we have to go.” Though the slow starts and overall scoring by period is something Flanagan and his staff look into, he called it “coincidental” on Tuesday, saying the Orange has not yet played enough games for the figure to concern the team too much. For a team that’s shown it can play with some of the nation’s best, while relying on inexperienced talent in key positions, the lack of a cleaner record to prove its quality can be frustrating. “We started out rough. I think we should’ve won the first game,” freshman defender Nicole Renault said. “We didn’t play our best game, but we bounced back from it like we said we would.” Nineteen hours after Friday night’s seesaw affair, the Orange walked off the ice at Freitas Ice Forum with a dominant 2-0 win on goals from Shiann Darkangelo and Akane Hosomayada. SU nearly tripled UConn’s shot total on the evening, 36-13. It was a performance that showed captain Carrie-Mattimoe that, despite some youth and lineup chaos, this year’s Orange is easy enough to lead. Kingsbury is not expected to play this weekend at Union, so Flanagan will likely continue running a four-line rotation in attack. The players expect to carry on just fine. “The team almost leads itself,” Carrie-Mattimoe said. “People, like even freshmen and sophomores and stuff, are stepping up and being leaders.” firstname.lastname@example.org @MrJacobK
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SU to face Notre Dame for chance to advance to conference semifinals By Trevor Hass STAFF WRITER
Ian McIntyre said his players are bouncing off the walls with excitement. Louis Clark, Ted Cribley and the rest of the Orange have been itching for an opportunity to play in the postseason. They’ll finally Who: Notre Dame get that chance Where: SU Soccer when Syracuse Stadium (12-5, 5-3) plays When: Saturday, 7 p.m. Notre Dame (13-31, 5-2-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday at SU Soccer Stadium in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. The game is the first postseason home game in Syracuse men’s soccer history and marks the first conference tournament game for the Orange since 2005. A win would send SU to Red Bull Arena for the semifinals and ensure a spot in the NCAA tournament. “Big picture: We’re very excited to still be playing,” McIntyre said. “The guys deserve this opportunity based on the work they’ve put in over the last three months. It’s a big night for the program to have an opportunity to host a postseason game.” The past three months of training and fighting for position in the Big East have come to fruition. Now the Orange can control its own destiny with a win against Notre Dame. Beating the Fighting Irish is always a challenging task for SU, though. Syracuse is 2-9-2 all time against UND, including a penalty shootout
loss in the conference tournament in 2005. Notre Dame has the No. 1 RPI in the nation and is ranked No. 7 in the NSCAA poll, and is perennially one of the strongest programs in the nation. The Irish lead the Big East with 40 goals and possess a high-octane offense. One key component of that explosive offensive attack is Ryan Finley, who leads the conference with 17 goals, 37 points and 76 shots. Despite the impressive stats on paper, Cribley is confident his defense can keep Finley and the rest of the Irish in check. Syracuse has posted the third most shutouts in the country with 11 and has only allowed 10 goals on the season. “The stats are obviously impressive,” Cribley said. “We’ve got the players to deal with him. Clearly he’s a top player, so we have to be wary of him, but we’ve got some good players on our team.” Clark recognizes Notre Dame is a powerhouse program and will provide a challenge for Syracuse, yet the senior forward isn’t fazed. “We see ourselves as good as them. It’s just a game of football,” Clark said. For Clark, Saturday can’t come soon enough. “I just can’t wait,” he said. “We want to get this place rocking. It’s going to be brilliant. We know what to do to beat Notre Dame. We know it’s going be a tough game, but we’re just going to go out there and give it everything we’ve got.” McIntyre said his team earned a chance to play in such a monumental, season-defining game. While he said his approach is no different
than any other Big East game, there is a sense of excitement around the locker room. “These are the games that players want to play and coaches want to coach,” McIntyre said. “As we look to grow and evolve as a program, these are the special nights that we’re looking to have.” Cribley said Saturday night is easily the biggest game he’s played in at Syracuse, and
has a chance to be one of the most pivotal and exhilarating games of his career. Though Cribley said his team could still hang its head high with a loss against UND, he and his teammates have bigger aspirations. “It’s been a whirlwind season,” Cribley said. “It hasn’t been easy. We’re not finished yet. We’re hungry.” email@example.com
ziniu chen | staff photographer TED CRIBLEY AND LOUIS CLARK look to extend their SU careers with a Big East quarterfinals win against No. 7 Notre Dame on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Close-knit Syracuse looks to take superstitions to Big East tournament quarterfinals By Jasmine Watkins STAFF WRITER
Superstitions are common in sports, and Syracuse is no different. Flags, special headbands and handshakes all contribute to what the Orange (16-1, 6-0 Big East) believes, in addition to its talent, helps the team win. Syracuse will take all of its goodWho: Providence Where: Louisville, Ky. luck charms to When: Friday, 5 p.m. Louisville, Ky., for the Big East tournament. Top-seeded SU will play No. 4-seed Providence (9-8, 3-3 Big East) at 5 p.m. Friday. “I think some of the girls might wear special shorts or shirts under their uniforms,” midfielder Liz McInerney said. “It’s like a
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mental thing.” Some listen to a certain song to get energized, others have a routine they go through, individually or with another teammate. The forward tandem of Kelsey Millman and Lauren Brooks has worn pink headbands during games that have many wondering if that is building some sort of unexplained cohesiveness between the two. “I’ve seen the forwards wearing matching headbands,” midfielder Liz McInerney said. “I’m not sure what they are for, but whatever it is, it’s got to be working.” Headbands or not, the team is clearly playing in sync. In the last game of the regular season against Connecticut, Gillian Pinder delivered a pinpoint pass to Millman as she dove to put it in the goal. The precision and wherewithal
to know where her teammate is going to be is borderline scary. After the game, in which the team won the Big East regular season title, one of the Irish players pulled out an Ireland flag, and Liz McInerney, Emma Russell and Gillian Pinder all took pictures with it. “It was only me for a long time over here, so I’m happy to have two more Irish girls to keep me company,” McInerney said. “We just keep a f lag around.” Another flag that has been flying high this season is the Syracuse flag being waved at every home game by backup goalkeeper Jess Jecko’s uncle, Mark Kuzio. He keeps the crowd energized and chanting during games. Since the tournament is being played in Kentucky, Kuzio isn’t sure if he will be able to attend.
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“If I can’t make the away game, I’m going to send my flag with the team for good luck,” Kuzio said. “That flag is important to me and the team; even when I can’t make the game, the flag still flies. It’s Orange pride.” Whatever the team uses to prepare for games is working to its advantage. It is the favorite to win the Big East Conference Championship, but no amount of routines, charms or luck will help without hard work. Head coach Ange Bradley believes that after the team has a good week of watching film and practicing, it is ready to go far in the tournament. Said Bradley: “Nothing substitutes for a good work ethic, which I think we have.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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players, three of which were starters, from last year’s team that reached the Elite Eight. Not only will younger players be adjusting to more prominent roles — like Cooney, who redshirted last year, and fellow sophomore guard Michael Carter-Williams, who played sparingly — but two new faces in freshmen Jerami Grant and DaJuan Coleman must adjust to the collegiate level quickly, as both are expected to be part of the rotation this season. “Just being a freshman, not really knowing how the atmosphere is going to be, playing in
we corrected.” Eskridge and Morrison both said that the SU defenders struggled with South Florida’s brisk pace last weekend, something they hadn’t faced in several weeks. Eskridge even said there were plays where the defense was not in the proper alignment, and by the time he looked up, the Bulls were running another play. The Cincinnati offense operates at a similar pace, but the SU defenders have noticed several differences between Daniels and Legaux. While Daniels often looks to run whenever the chance presents itself, Spruill said Legaux uses his foot speed as more of a last resort. That was evident in the Bearcats’ 27-24 win over Virginia Tech in September, when Legaux threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns while only rushing for 27. “Against Virginia Tech he had a hell of a game throwing the football, so obviously he is capable of that,” Morrison said. “I think every time in football, you want to try to make a team one-dimensional. I’m not sure if that’s ever fully possible, but first and foremost, we’ve got to try and stop their running game.” Behind Legaux and tailbacks George Winn and Ralph David Abernathy IV, Cincinnati leads the Big East in rushing at 221.4 yards per game, using the same zoneread system that South Florida employs. It’s when the run game is limited that opponents have had success, and Louisville’s come-from-behind victory last week speaks to that. The Cardinals allowed just three rushes longer than 10 yards in the second half. And while stopping the Bearcats is certainly easier said than done, having Daniels shred the Syracuse defense could actually be a blessing in disguise. He probed the wall and found its leaks; all the Orange has to do now is patch it. “We just know we have to get stronger at this point,” Eskridge said. “Around this time last year we slipped, so we know this is where outsiders think we’re going to slip. And that’s why we have to tighten up our screws.”
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“Especially this year coming out and playing a tough team like San Diego State our first time. So we have to take these two games even more seriously than you normally would.” Trevor Cooney
a huge arena (is different),” senior Brandon Triche said. “I’m sure they haven’t played in something like the Carrier Dome, where it can fit 35,000 or so.” Assistant coach Mike Hopkins said he will look most closely at Coleman’s defense on Thursday night. As with any freshman that comes to Syracuse, the biggest adjustment is learning the proper rotations and principles of Boeheim’s trademark 2-3 zone. This is especially important after SU lost Fab Melo, last year’s Big East Defensive Player of the Year, to the NBA. “I think the biggest thing is just executing the things that we’ve been going over,” Hopkins said. “How to play in a zone, and really concentrate and focus on the things that make the system work, which are positions in a zone.” Triche said that after weeks of playing against each other in practice, Thursday’s game is a great
ryan maccammon | staff photographer BRANDON TRICHE steps into a leadership role in the backcourt for an SU team missing three starters from last season. opportunity for the team to begin to jell as a unit. He pointed to himself as a player who will take on a bigger “go-to” leadership role in his final season. He and Carter-Williams will likely share time at the point guard position, with Triche playing the role of savvy veteran and Carter-Williams his budding understudy. Already, Triche has been noticeably more vocal in practice than he was on the court last season. “I think it’s strange that I’ll be able to walk out there and be one of the leaders of the team,” Triche said. “In the past few years, I wasn’t really a leader.” Triche said Syracuse is aware of San Diego State’s athleticism, but other than that, nothing can be determined this early in the season. All he knows is that the Aztecs are of a different class than Albany, Northern Iowa and Fordham — the teams Syracuse opened the season against over the past three years — so the Orange must be ready. And that starts with Pace on Thursday night. Said Triche: “I think these exhibition games will definitely be beneficial.”
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SYRACUSE vs. PACE
SYRACUSE at CINCINNATI
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BRANDON DENZEL TRICHE PRIMUS-DEVONISH
This will be Triche’s first chance to show he’s going to be a more vocal floor leader for a Syracuse team that’s replacing three starters. Playing well against PrimusDevonish will go a long way toward doing that.
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Coleman is making his first appearance in a Syracuse uniform and will start to show if he can live up to lofty expectations. Merceus averaged 9.1 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game for Pace last season.
Carter-Williams is taking over a big role for Syracuse after only playing occasionally last season. Smith only averaged 6.9 points per game for Pace last year.
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Christmas had a big offseason and added some muscle to his frame. He’ll be a key contributor for Syracuse this season. Eismeier played in 24 games last season, starting four of them.
Williams was a consistent scorer for Pace last season, averaging 11.7 points per game. But Fair could be a lightning rod for Syracuse — off the bench last year he averaged 8.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
SU breezes through first exhibition.
Boeheim is 10 wins away from his milestone 900th win. Harter has Pace on the rise, finishing last season with an appearance in the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament.
SYRACUSE 96, PACE 64
Syracuse plays at a much faster, um, pace.
Syracuse has struggled to contain mobile quarterbacks all season and will be given its next test against Legaux. If Legaux runs all over the Orange, it’ll be tough for SU to grab a win on the road.
GEORGE WINN RB
JAY BROMLEY NT
Cincinnati has the best rushing offense in the Big East, and Winn is the secondleading rusher in the league. Syracuse’s run defense has struggled lately, but needs to return to its stout ways to effectively shut down
BEAT WRITER PREDICTIONS Cincinnati 31, Syracuse 28
Cincinnati 31, Syracuse 24
SYRACUSE 94, PACE 58
Staying classy before San Diego.
MARCUS SALES WR
Sales has been taken out of games as opposing teams continue to double-team him down field. But if he can break free against Drane and become a target for Ryan Nassib, Syracuse will have a major offensive advantage.
MICHAEL COHEN SYRACUSE 88, PACE 50
MARQUIS SPRUILL SLB
BEAT WRITER PREDICTIONS RYNE GERY
MUNCHIE LEGAUX QB
Syracuse’s running game has picked up in recent games, and that’s been big for the offense, letting Ryan Nassib’s passing lanes open up. That balance needs to continue for SU to have a chance to win, but Blair is going to do all he can to stop it.
DEVEN DRANE DB RAKEEM CHRISTMAS
JEROME SMITH RB
The Orange win streak stops at two.
Legaux my Eggo.
MICHAEL COHEN Syracuse 35, Cincinnati 30
Syracuse’s offense will munch away at the Bearcats’ defense.
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laundry for change, the notion that he could be paid to play the sport was foreign. His game was shaped by what he considers the purest form of basketball in the Bronx schoolyards of Public School 91 and Junior High 79 (Preston). Playing three-on-three each day allowed Schayes to transcend the pigeon-holing dimensions of his outsized body and the sport. “When you’re 6 (feet) 5 (inches) and you’re 11 years old, you’re the same; just play center and stay inside,” he said. “But when we played basketball I did everything. I passed, I dribbled, I played outside.” During his Hall of Fame career in Syracuse, the 6-foot-8-inch Schayes towered over any guards that could keep up with him on the perimeter. “He would play the strong forward, what they call today — comparing with the terms that they use today and what they expect that particular position person to do,” former SU guard Manny Breland said. “And he was the personification of that particular position in terms of ability to shoot, to set and put the ball on the floor, and get to the hoop and those kinds of things. And also rebound.” After winning Rookie of the Year in 1949, Schayes led the Nationals in scoring for 12 straight seasons. Yet Schayes was no distanced superstar. It was not becoming of the man or the era. Schayes frequented the Onondaga War Memorial downtown for SU games, where he watched the collegiate players he occasionally scrimmaged with after Nationals practices. “Those guys, particularly Dolph, would come,” Breland said. “And so there was that kind of camaraderie; the bond was kind of built because we were ballplayers, even though he was a pro and I was in college.” It was at one such game in 1951 that he was introduced to Naomi Gross. She wore a furcollared coat that day as did Schayes. And when they met, a static spark flew between the two. They married later that year. It was “a whirlwind courtship.” Schayes was a first-round draft pick twice. The New York Knicks chose him fourth in the 1948 Basketball Association of America draft and the Tri-Cities Blackhawks picked him first in the National Basketball League before trading his rights to Syracuse. A representative from the Knicks called Schayes, who still lived at home and commuted to New York University’s Bronx campus. New York offered him a league-maximum contract worth $5,000. The Nats sent their owner Danny Biasone and general manager Leo Ferris down to Manhattan, where they met Schayes and his father at the Paramount Hotel. They offered him a $7,500 contract. Then Ferris reached into his pocket for Schayes’ signing bonus. He took out 500 $1 bills. “To a guy who worked for nickels and dimes delivering dry cleaning, that looked like a lot of money,” Schayes said. “We decided since I’ll only play a year or two, because I have a college degree and so, we took the money.” Two seasons was all it took for Schayes to become the team’s leading scorer. He led the league in scoring during the 1950s and became the first player in NBA history to 15,000 points. Schayes retired from playing in 1964 after a legendary career, in which he led the Nationals to the 1954-55 NBA championship and saw the team become the Philadelphia 76ers in 1963. He then coached the 76ers through the winter, and owned and operated a camp on Lake George in the summer. The camp needed a golf instructor, so he hired the recent SU graduate Jim Boeheim. For six summers, Boeheim and Schayes teamed up in the Warren County summer camp
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league. Schayes would grab three other counselors and Boeheim. They never lost. Schayes was still a fierce competitor. “Boeheim used to piss me off because he never passed me the ball; he kept shooting it,” Schayes joked. “I’d say, ‘Jim, I’m the owner, you got to pass me the ball.’” “Not true, not true,” Boeheim said with a chuckle. “But he did most of the rebounding, the hard dirty work, and I did most of the shooting on the team.” Schayes did win NBA Coach of the Year in 1966, but he doesn’t take much credit for the honor. “I had a very good team. I had a guy named Wilt Chamberlain. Did you ever hear of Wilt? And also Hal Greer, Billy Cunningham, pretty good players,” Schayes said of his fellow Hall of Famers. “So I would just say ‘All right guys, go out and play.’” Nearly five decades after his playing career, Schayes hunches over to around 6 feet 2 inches in his otherwise plain real estate office. He is pointing and reminiscing in front of an “NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team” poster. He’s on it with Jordan, Bird, Magic, all the greats, but his finger — and his memory — is fixed on the Celtics’ John Havlicek. “He stole the ball you know,” Schayes said, referring to the immortalized play in which Havlicek stole Hal Greer’s inbounds pass and the 1966 Eastern Conference championship from Schayes and Philadelphia. The secretary is tiring of Schayes’ ramblings. She wants him to point to his own image on the poster. “Where are you, Dolph?” she says. So he raises his hand from Havlicek for the first time since he inched his aging frame to the wall. He brings his right hand to chest height and turns his index finger on his own chest. “I’m right here.” firstname.lastname@example.org @MrJacobK
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SU looks to jell in exhibition game with Pace By Michael Cohen STAFF WRITER
Twenty-five years have passed since Syracuse opened the regular season against a ranked opponent, with the last time occurring back in 1987. It was a year in which a Lebanese Who: Pace Where: Carrier Dome center led When: Today, 7 p.m. the team in scoring, a Channel: SNY future No. 1 overall pick led the team in rebounding and the top-ranked Orange began the year with a loss to No. 1 North Carolina in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. Long gone are Rony Seikaly and Derrick Coleman, but in their place is yet another Top-10 team that will begin the season against a ranked opponent in San Diego State on Nov. 9. Up first, though, is a pair of exhibition games, beginning with Thursday’s matchup against Division-II Pace in the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. And for the first time in 25 years, ever since that 1987 season, the exhibition games take on added importance as the Orange prepares for a much higher-quality opponent to open the year in the Battle on the Midway. “Without a doubt (they’re important),” sophomore guard Trevor Cooney said. “Especially this year coming out and playing a tough team like San Diego State our first time. So we have to take these two games even more seriously than you normally would.” The main challenge against Pace and then against Bloomsburg on Sunday will be finding continuity and cohesion after Syracuse lost four critical
luke rafferty | design editor DOLPH SCHAYES takes a walk down memory lane with a poster of the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. Schayes, who was selected for the team, preferred to reflect on John Havlicek’s famous series-clinching steal in the 1965 Eastern Conference finals against his 76ers.
Schayes reflects on Hall of Fame career as face of Syracuse Nationals By Jacob Klinger
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olph Schayes could do everything on a basketball court besides dunk. But players didn’t do that in his time anyway. Schayes redefined what it meant to be a big man in the NBA, even
as he persisted with a rooted-to-theground, two-handed set shot well into the era of the jumper. Yet after thinking about what it was that made him special, how he cemented his place among the greatest of all time, Schayes reduces his on-court brilliance to near nothingness. “If you’re tall, you have a distinct advantage,” he said. “See, the
Damage repair By Michael Cohen
arquis Spruill bit on the fake and incorrectly pursued the running back. He stepped to the middle of the field on a zone-read play by South Florida, only to watch quarterback B.J. Daniels keep the ball himself and break free to the outside. By the time Spruill planted his left foot in the ground to change direc-
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basket’s 10 feet off the ground, so the closer you are to the basket, the easier to rebound and all that stuff.” And so Schayes underlines the life outlook that produced his own legend. Basketball was always a game for Schayes, who was the franchise player for the Syracuse Nationals from 1948-1963 and is voted one of the 50 greatest players in NBA
history. The 12-time All-Star revolutionized the post position by moving beyond it. Men of his stature were expected to work the paint and the boards, and little else. But Schayes was constantly moving. Growing up in the Bronx during the Great Depression, delivering
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tion back toward the outside, Daniels had already turned the corner and reached full speed on what would become a 53-yard gain. “There were a couple times I had missed an assignment and B.J. broke for like long,” Spruill, the outside linebacker, said with a chuckle, stretching out the word long to convey the negative result of his mistake. And he wasn’t alone. The Syracuse defense had statistically its worst game of the season in last week’s thrilling victory over South Florida, giving up 552 yards of offense — 317 of which Daniels accounted for — before a last-second touchdown pass by Ryan Nassib salvaged a win.
Saturday brings an eerily similar challenge as the Orange (4-4, 2-1 Big East) travels to Cincinnati (5-2, 1-1 Big East) with the goal of containing another dual-threat quarterback and inching closer to bowl eligibility. A week of repairs designed to patch last week’s leaks has renewed the defense’s self-confidence as it prepares to face Munchie Legaux and the highest-scoring offense in the league at noon Saturday. As he did last week, John Kinder once again drew the assignment of simulating the opposing quarterback. Kinder, a backup quarterback himself, is a run-first player whose tendencies are akin to those of Dan-
iels and Legaux. It’s a role he played last season as well, doing such an admirable job in his mimicry that linebackers coach Steve Morrison said he was often the team’s most valuable player in practice. And in facing dual-threat quarterbacks in consecutive games, the Orange had the opportunity to dissect its mistakes against Daniels and revise its plans for Legaux. “There’s some carryover, certainly, from this week to last week,” Morrison said. “I’m sure that’s a good thing in our favor. We have to shore up some areas, but we’re certainly looking forward to getting another opportunity.”
First and foremost, Syracuse must improve its tackling. Safeties Shamarko Thomas and Durell Eskridge joined Spruill and Morrison in pointing out the poor tackling that allowed the Bulls to rush for 369 yards, which is 133 yards more than SU allowed in any game last season. When asked what letter grade he would give to the Orange’s tackling last week, Spruill said somewhere between a D and a C-. “At the end of the day, you’ve got to stop them and we didn’t,” Eskridge said. “But I feel like going into this Cincinnati game, it will be hard for them to run because of the mistakes
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