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seen as an addiction for SU community members. Page 3

former Chancellor Buzz Shaw features distracting lights. Page 5

interpretation of “‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore” raises eyebrows. Page 9

chances to score in its loss to Cincinnati on Saturday. Page 16

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Few relief efforts seen at SU By Casey Fabris ASST. NEWS EDITOR

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Cruise control

MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS brings the ball up court and sets up the Syracuse offense as DaJuan Coleman posts up a defender in the low post. The Orange backcourt helped power Syracuse to a victory in its final exhibition game before the team opens the season on Nov. 9 against San Diego State. Carter-Williams and Brandon Triche combined for 38 points on 15-of-21 shooting from the field. SEE PAGE 16.


Taking sides

By Tyler Greenawalt STAFF WRITER


his year’s election features two candidates with different ideologies when it comes to job creation, health care and foreign policy. President Barack Obama said he plans to continue and improve his policies from his first term, while Republican candidate Mitt Romney said he will implement different policies to benefit the country. Both candidates have solidified plans to revitalize the country, but

Obama and Romney court voters with different ideologies, policies

Jeffrey Stonecash, a political science professor at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, said it’s impossible to tell which candidate’s policies will actually work. “We got Obama who talks about infrastructure, about educating more students, about encouraging more manufacturing jobs, but we aren’t sure that that’s going to work,” he said. “And we got Romney who’s anti-government, anti-tax, anti-regulation. He says it’s going

to revive the economy. We have no assurance that’s really going to work.” Here is a breakdown of each candidate’s positions on the issues of jobs, health care and foreign policy:


to create jobs in America. Obama said he invested $2 billion in community colleges and proposed creating partnerships between colleges and employers to train workers for new jobs. Finally, the president said he has already signed laws for companies to hire unemployed veterans and wounded soldiers.

OBAMA: The president said he will eliminate tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs overseas to countries such as China or India and provide incentives for companies

ROMNEY: The Republican candidate said he has a five-point plan for creating new jobs in America.


Nearly a week after Superstorm Sandy slammed New York City and New Jersey, many are shifting their focus toward relief efforts. The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation announced Friday that it will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to aid disaster relief, according to a Nov. 2 article. New Jersey, New York and Delaware will each receive some assistance from the donation. Advance Publications Inc., which is owned by the Newhouse family, has magazines, newspapers and digital companies located in these three states, according to the article. On Friday evening, NBC broadcast an hour-long live benefit concert called “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together.” Matt Lauer hosted the event, which included performances by Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige and Aerosmith, according to a Nov. 3 article. Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon also made appearances at the concert, asking viewers to make donations to the Red Cross to aid disaster relief, according to the article. During the performance, Lauer said many of the people the program was meant to help could not watch it because they still did not have power, according to the article. But several students at Syracuse University said they aren’t seeing many relief efforts close to campus. Senior international relations major Jack Farley said he hadn’t heard anywhere near as much about relief efforts for Superstorm Sandy as he did about Hurricane Katrina. “I know more people who are affected than people I know making donations,” he said. Tasha Wiltberger, a senior psychology major, said she has


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CORRECTIONS >> In a Nov. 1 article titled “Against the grain: University of Central Florida’s student president votes to raise tuition, angers students,” the governmental body that cut aid to public universities was misstated. The Florida Legislature made the decision. In the same article, Cortez Whatley’s name was misspelled. In the same article, Funlola Falade was misidentified. Falade is a male. The Daily Orange regrets these errors.

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Construction to be complete by end of month By Taylor Lupo STAFF WRITER

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Health, fitness fanatics recognize addictive nature in habit

By Chelsea DeBaise



larice Chastang cannot live without exercising. After running crosscountry in high school, the sophomore communication sciences and disorders major has continued with an intensive workout regimen into college. She is training for a triathlon in the spring, which will cause her to diversify her training, but Chastang’s obsession is primarily with running. “It’s kind of a mindset, and I don’t know if it’s just myself under the illusion of it, but if I don’t go for a run I feel cranky and angsty later during the day,” Chastang said. “If I don’t do it, I feel horrible later.” Addiction is not confined to the realm of intoxicant intake. Seemingly healthy acts, such as working out to achieve physical perfection, can be addictive in nature as well. Chastang’s fears regarding the intensity of her workout regimen aren’t about over exerting herself mentally. Instead, she worries that she might do something that will complicate her knee and ankle, which will prevent her from working out. Chastang injured her ankle and knee running cross-

country, and reigniting those injuries is a thought that scares her. She refers to herself as a “lone wolf” in the sense that she doesn’t know many people who share her need to constantly work out. A place like Boulder, Colo., largely concerned with health and wellness in everyday life, she said, would be more suited to her needs. “Hopefully I can move somewhere like there and keep up this lifestyle,” Chastang said. “Maybe a little better.” Nikki Herbert, a staff member at Planet Fitness on South Main Street since July, thinks a workout based on running, even if done daily, is not a cause for concern. Exercises that incorporate a variety of muscles and don’t place unnecessary strain on just one group do not warrant much rest time, she said. For Herbert, danger in working out excessively is a habit that is only commonly seen in body builders. “It’s healthy, but the people that aren’t eating anything to work out and get that muscle mass — that’s when the whole thing gets unhealthy,” she said. Christina Cavacas, a staff member of another Planet Fitness located

on West Genesee Street, has been working at the gym since August of this year, but has been a member for the past four years. Cavacas, a selfdescribed workout fanatic, recently changed her personal regimen after realizing that rest days are necessary for a healthy body and mind. Since her own philosophy about working out has changed, Cavacas said she has noticed an unhealthy level of dedication in some of the gym’s members, and one member in particular. The man Cavacas felt concern for comes into the gym all seven days a week and puts in a five-hour workout each day. Cavacas and her staff finally felt it necessary to approach the man, and ask him in a tactful manner why he felt he needed to spend so much time at the gym. The man told Cavacas that putting in the time in the gym helped him deal with other problems taking place in his life. While she didn’t disagree directly with the gym member, Cavacas offered a slightly different explanation for why people get so drawn into fitness regimens. “Personally, I think it’s an adrenaline high,” she said.


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Cavacas noted that the people who worked out were not the types who would succumb to devices such as alcohol, tobacco or other addictive drugs, but still craved the rush. “I think fitness is for people who get a different high off of it,” she said. Cavacas sees the benefits of health and fitness and describes herself as fitness obsessed, but she understands there is a line that can be crossed. She has seen the dangers of fitness lovers over-exerting themselves. For herself, she aims to be better about realizing that it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Said Cavacas: “I knew that I was overdoing it at times, being here for three hours at time. I’m doing my own research and seeing that it’s not a healthy choice to do.”

Construction on the Place of Remembrance resumed following the end of Remembrance Week and will not be completed until the end of November. The Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction knew a few weeks ahead of time that construction would not be officially finished in time for Remembrance Week and made the decision a few weeks prior to remove evidence of construction for that week to avoid disruption of any activities, John Osinski, senior project manager at the Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction, said in an email. “Construction re-mobilized to complete the project, specifically the curving carved limestone railings and balusters on the outwardly sides of the stairs ascending to the plaza and Memorial Wall,” Osinski said. The Place of Remembrance is Syracuse University’s memorial to the 35 students and two Clay, N.Y., residents killed in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988. The delivery of stone materials for the Memorial Wall affected the project’s completion date, he said. Typically, the type of stone used on the Place of Remembrance takes 16 weeks to arrive at the project site after being ordered, Osinski said. “When the stone fabrications include more difficult stone fabrications such as curves, it can take longer as was the case with the outward rails for the stairs at the Place of Remembrance,” he said. The memorial was dedicated in 1990. Construction involves replac-

“I think that it will grab the attention of students. People will be more likely to stop and take pictures once it is complete.” Miani Giron


ing old fixtures with new stone and restoring the pillars to their original appearance, Osinski said. The light fixtures near the columns are in the process of being restored to its original appearance, Osinski said. The tablets were replaced with India black granite



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people in the private sector create jobs.”

This plan includes energy independence for the country, access to affordable higher education, free and open trade markets, cutting the deficit and reducing taxes on job creation.

OBAMA: One of the biggest policies implement-


Robert McClure, a political science professor at Maxwell, said these plans are typical policies of each respective party. He said the Democratic Party has a history of using more government action, while the Republican Party usually implements a societalbased philosophy that uses the government reluctantly. “Neither candidate is going to create jobs, no matter what,” he said. “The president will use government action, government money, to give both public and private economy entities more resources to create jobs. Romney will tend to use lower taxes and less regulation to help


heard “whispers here and there” about relief efforts on campus, but nothing significant. But people have suggested the cast of Jersey Shore give to the cause, and she said she hopes they will. Jackie Roberts, a junior marketing and retail management major, said she knew about NBC’s benefit concert, but did not

HEALTH CARE ed two years ago was the creation of an affordable health care plan by the government. He said he will ban insurance companies from discrimination against patients with pre-existing conditions, as well as lower the cost of health care and guarantee more choices for plans.

ROMNEY: The governor’s plan is simple: He said he will repeal Obama’s health care plan. Romney said he encourages individuals to buy their own health insurance rather than buy plans through employers. He also said he will create market-based reforms that allow states and individuals to reduce health care costs. Stonecash said he sees a clear choice for students who go to the polls who are concerned about health care. He said Obama’s current health care plan will benefit students more. “It will let students stay on their parents’ insurance until they’re 26,” he said. “But that

watch it. She said she knows the Red Cross is helping those affected and has seen a lot of commercials on television about relief efforts. Andy Cohen, a TV host on Bravo, talks about donations “all the time,” she said. Tyler Schapiro, a senior finance and accounting major, said he was surprised by how little he’d heard about relief efforts given how many people on campus are from the affected areas. @caseyfabris

assumes the parents have insurance; they may not. (Students) will clearly be better off, because otherwise there’s just going to be a lot of peopl without health insurance.”

FOREIGN POLICY OBAMA: Obama said he will end the war in Afghanistan by 2014. In terms of national defense, Obama said he plans to cut the budget, strengthen military partnerships and alliances, and also rebalance defense capabilities. With the Middle East, Obama said he will engage in diplomacy, but military action is still an option.

ROMNEY: The main difference between Romney and Obama with regard to foreign policy is the defense budget. Romney said he will increase the defense budget in order to modernize the air and naval forces and weapons. Romney also said the goal is to end the war in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, but this would only be based on conditions on the ground as assessed by military commanders. Romney has similar ideas in dealing with the Middle


with the names of the 35 SU students carved into it. This construction, which is taking place in front of the Hall of Languages, has caused an inconvenience for students walking to and from classes. This area on campus has blocked several walkways and students have had to find alternate routes to class. “I only have one class in the Hall of Languag-

East, but he said he will increase sanctions that prevent regimes from taking over countries and gaining nuclear weapons. McClure said America’s foreign policy is determined not by philosophy, but by national interests and events around the world. “There is a pretty clear marginal but meaningful difference,” he said. “Romney and Republicans will have a larger defense budget than Obama and the Democrats. It’s their tradition, their history.” Both candidates offer strikingly different views on particular policies across the board. Obama and Romney plan to continue the typical positions that their respective political parties have held throughout the history of American politics. No matter who wins, Stonecash said he believes this election is extremely important, but there is too much uncertainty in the future to be able to see whose policies will help the country the most. Said Stonecash: “(The election is) not going to resolve anything, but it’s going to make a big difference in what kind of policies come of the White House.”

es so the construction does not have that big of an impact on my getting to class,” said Miani Giron, a freshman undeclared major in the College of Arts and Sciences. “I could see that it would be a problem getting to class for students who have several classes in that building.” But Giron said she is excited for the construction to be complete and thinks it will help make the memorial a focal point on campus. “I think that it will grab the attention of students,” she said. “People will be more likely to stop and take pictures once it is complete.”


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Quad bench lights distract from purpose EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board A new bench placed on the Quad in honor of former Chancellor Kenneth “Buzz” Shaw is well-intended, but features incredibly distracting and unseemly lights. The bench is the perfect marker to dedicate to Shaw. He encouraged the construction of benches on the Quad while he was chancellor so students could sit outside and chat when the weather was nice. But the lights on the back of the bench, spelling out “Shaw Quadrangle,” are too neon and take away from the Quad’s serenity. The lights are similar to flashing lights at a convenience store. Instead of lighting that honors a former Syracuse University chancellor, they are harsh and distracting. They hinder the look and feel of the Quad at night, especially the previously scenic and peaceful view of Hendricks Chapel. Shaw saw the Quad as a quiet and peaceful place to think. These lights are counterproductive to one’s ability to clear his or her head. The lights take away from the aesthetic of the bench. The university could have created elegant etching engraved on the back of the bench in its place to commemorate Shaw. A plaque also could have been placed on or near the bench, detailing the chancellor’s love for the Quad and explaining to students who may not know Shaw’s background why the Shaw Quadrangle was named after him. Either would have memorialized Shaw’s legacy in a less distracting way.


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not a barbie girl tion is nothing short of dismal. But I’m here to tell you something you know: Your vote counts tomorrow. So let’s prove the haters wrong. Women voters on college campuses can specifically make all the difference. The gender gap in anticipated voter turnout could potentially affect the outcome of the election, especially in swing states like Ohio, Florida and Virginia, The New York Times reported on Oct. 21. “If only women voted, President Obama would be on track for a landslide re-election, equaling or exceed-

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ing his margin of victory over John McCain in 2008,” the article reads. Young voters — especially female voters — showing up to the polls will help ensure the reshaping of the future narrative of the United States and shift toward a more equal and just world. If students haven’t found an adequate reason to feel socially and politically enraged enough to get involved in the voting process, this simple fact should be that tipping point. Constituents aren’t just voting for the next President and vice president — electing public officials into the House, Senate and local politics plays a crucial role in what goes on in our country’s legislation. Depending on your home state, there are some incredibly important issues on the ballot. Same-sex marriage is up for grabs in Maine, Washington, Maryland and Minnesota. Voters have the potential to increase the number of

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At the buzzer ESF wins Society of American Foresters’ Quiz Bowl competition By Tedi Doychinova



UNY-ESF beat out 33 other college forestry departments from across the country to win the Society of American Foresters’ Student Quiz Bowl last week. “It was an honor, it validated everything that I have done over the past 2 1/2 years in terms of preparing to become a professional forester,” Patrick Dolan, the team’s captain and a senior forest and natural resources management major at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, said in an email. Besides Dolan, the other members of the team were Kelly Nywening, a graduate student in the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management, Jeremy Newland, a senior in the Forest Ecosystem Science program, and Lauren O’Connor, a senior forest and natural resources management major. The five-day convention took place in Spokane, Wash. The competition was structured like Jeopardy, Dolan said. Each team competed once per round and faced off against another team. In each round there were 15 questions worth five points each for the first team that buzzed in. The team had 10 seconds to discuss, and then the captain had to give the answer, Dolan said. “Winning involved a lot of strategy because one wrong answer in a round often meant you lost, so it was important to be certain you knew the answer when you buzzed in,” he said. In the final round, ESF went up against Oregon State University, the two-time defending champions who were heavily favored to win, Dolan said. The team only got two answers wrong, and Dolan said he was confident in his team’s ability to win the entire time. Dolan attributed the win to the team members studying hard, both in weekly study sessions and on their own, and their strategy of designating one team member an “expert” in

each potential topic, depending on career aspirations and interests. “I believe the key to our success was that on almost any question asked I was confident that at least two of my teammates knew the answer,” he said. Dolan said he didn’t remember any particularly hard question, but that “it is hard to stump a stumpy.” Nywening, another team member, said she signed up for the quiz bowl in order to attend the convention. She said having teammates was not only helpful when you don’t know the answer, but for talking each other out of a wrong answer. When the team members weren’t competing they attended the convention, Dolan said. “Although we skipped the events on Saturday when we rented a car and explored the Forests of the Pacific Northwest as any true forester would have,” he said. Upon returning from the convention, the ESF Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management congratulated the team on its win, Nywening said. The team got to take the quizbowl trophy home, and it will be displayed in the Bray Hall rotunda for the next year, she said. Though the trophy was a great prize, the real reward was less tangible, Dolan said. “The real prize though is the recognition from forestry professionals that comes from being the quiz bowl winner,” she said. Dolan said he hopes he can follow up his win with an employment offer and a successful career. There is a rivalry in the forestry world between the East and West coasts, and Dolan said he was proud ESF was able to take home the trophy for the East. Said Dolan: “We went to what is arguably the great bastion of forestry in the west and beat a highly favored western forestry school in order to bring the trophy back to its rightful place on the East Coast at ESF.”

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photos by ziniu chen | staff photographer (FROM TOP RIGHT) PETER SANSBURY, a senior acting major, plays a supporting role in SU Drama’s production of “‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore.” The show’s two main characters share incestuous feelings.

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ncest, murder, betrayal and ill-fated plots full of suspense. Syracuse University Department of Drama’s modern interpretation of John Ford’s risque and controversial play “’Tis Pity She’s a Whore” is every bit as intriguing as the name would suggest. First performed in 1633, the complex play was not held in high regard due to its treatment of incest. SU Drama creatively updated the suspenseful tragedy for a modern audience, but maintains its original artistic integrity. Shakespeare fans will appreciate the similar themes of incest, fate, loss of innocence and uncertainty. The play has elements of “Hamlet” as well as “Romeo and Juliet,” but is dark, sexual and even more tragic.


Coffee table books spice up student reading with inside looks at designers


ike most students, your oncebeloved “for fun books” probably seem so far away from your desk right now that they might as well shack up with your stuffed animals and high school yearbooks. Time and time again we go through the same literary dance together. We go into the bookstore looking for the latest John Green novel, buy it and let it practically fall over our stack of academic journals,

untouched and unloved. Coffee table reads can be the few quick reads that provide great insight into fashion-based material. With this week’s announcement of Kylie Minogue releasing a style book of her own in 2013, the British songstress joins a long list of iconsturned-authors who created some of the best guides for the impatient and occasionally swamped reader. The trend of evergreen fashion and


ironically obsessed with florals beauty books, like Minogue’s, are your new go-to decorative guides for nights where you’re not using your

table for some beer-pong action. To begin finding an ideal piece most suitable for your bookish style needs, start with some of the classics in the genre straight from the makers themselves. Bobbi Brown, famously known for her industry-leading makeup line, creates decade-defining coffee table staples that are known to have inspired some of the top editors at Vogue and Seventeen. From 1998’s “Bobbi Brown Beauty” to 2012’s

“Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful,” both books provide confidence-boosting stories and easy, picture-heavy tutorials — not to mention providing a large hardcover obstruction to cover that coffee stain on your desk. For a smart choice to show that you’re all grown up from your Full House pajama-wearing days, take a chance with the Olsen twins’ “Influence.” The book is an homage to some


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Set in Italy, the stage resembles a Roman Catholic church with some interesting architectural details. The lighting that is projected onto the floor gives the appearance of the sun shining through stained-glass windows, which has a gothic lace design almost resembling bats. Beyond the front corner of the stage sits a baby grand piano used for the setting of a club with cafe tables and chairs. Another major set piece, a pedestal, serves as a statue’s home, the club’s stage and a bed. It certainly is not in danger of being underused. Before the Nov. 2 production begins, the cast sings soulful renditions of popular music by

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artists like Adele and Amy Winehouse. It’s evident that the small cast is wildly and diversely talented. Beyond his or her impressive acting skills, each cast member has, at the very least, a wonderful singing voice. Several cast members erase the need for a band by producing their own music with guitars, mandolin, violin and cello. When the lights come up on the first scene, the audience quickly learns two of the main characters — Giovanni, played by Johnny Mckeown, a junior acting major, and Annabella, played by Rachel Towne, a sophomore acting major — are brother and sister who are scandalously in love. The plot thickens when they confess their forbidden love to their respective confidants and then to each other. Rather than shy away from their outrageous sexual desires, Giovanni and Annabella give in and commit themselves fully to each other. Their situation becomes more complicated by the fact that their father expects Annabella to choose a husband in the immediate future. He is in favor of Don Soranzo, played by senior acting major Andy Striph, who is a seemingly noble prospect. But Soranzo has a demon of his own: his ex-wife. The


of fashion and pop culture’s biggest names. It contains interviews with the likes of Diane von Furstenberg and Terry Richardson, and even gives a look into the lives of the ultra-private twins, who head fashion brands The Row and Elizabeth and James. The photography and substantive chapters are nearly an excuse to trade in your biology book for the night.

story takes an unexpected turn that continues to shock the audience until the final scene. The entire cast should be commended for making the difficult, wordy, 17th-century dialogue seem effortless. Mckeown in particular sounds as if he has just stepped out of 1633 and onto the present-day stage. His portrayal of Giovanni transcends mere acting and comes across naturally. Towne is also notable, making her SU Drama debut as the innocent and virtuous Annabella. Her performance makes the audience truly sorry for her misfortune, as self-inflicted and scandalous as it is. Another standout performance comes from junior acting major Corey Steiner. Steiner plays the difficult part of Vasquez, the passionate Spaniard and ever-loyal servant to Soranzo. His Spanish accent is incredibly believable. Though devoted to his master, Steiner’s f lawless acting always makes the audience unsure of where his true allegiance lies. Needless to say, whenever Steiner is on stage, the audience is on the edge of its seat. Striph’s portrayal of Soranzo produces

some of the most heart-wrenching and memorable moments in the show. When he realizes that nothing is what he thought it was and his whole world comes crashing down, he is torn between making some unbelievably difficult decisions and losing the love of his life. Striph brilliantly conveys every complex facet of Soranzo’s tormented character and shattered pride. The production, which feels as vintage as it does modern, is as culturally relevant today as it was in 1633, if not more so. It may not seem so at face value with its themes of incest, but the play touches on men’s and women’s roles and the power one has over the other. The music throughout the performance gives the production the right amount of musical feel to break up the scenes of dialogue without being cheesy. Though it is not for the easily offended or the faint of heart, and inappropriate for children, the exceptional acting and racy content will prove to be as entertaining as any Blockbuster movie night.

No discussion or even mention of fashion goes without saying the name Alexander McQueen. The late artist’s untouchable line defines runways year round and displays the most intriguing and innovative looks in the industry today. “Alexander McQueen: Evolution” by Katherine Gleason provides the perfect view of McQueen’s greatest shows. With more than 200 pages of glossy, overdramatic ball gowns and monstrous hairdos, this one’s sure to get the crowd talking at your next awards show red carpet viewing party.

One thing to keep in mind on your next bookstore adventure: You do not need a swanky apartment complex overlooking Fifth Avenue to get a decorative, fashion-based read. With the likes of Alexander McQueen or Francois Nars keeping you company during another night of ramen noodles and primetime TV, delaying another round of Kant philosophy for some runway photo collages never felt so stylish.

Daisy Becerra is a junior magazine journalism major. Her column appears every other Monday. She can be reached at

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nnual anticipation is something usually reserved for only the most popular sports games and first-person shooters, but “Assassin’s Creed” managed to carve its own niche with exciting stealth-action and wide-open rooftops to traverse. After a trilogy of games set in Renaissance Italy, the assassins aim to wrap up their war against the Templars with a trip to the American Revolution. The majority of the game puts present-day Assassin Desmond Miles — and you — into the memories of Ratonhnhake:ton, a half-Native American assassin who is handily referred to as Connor. His role is somewhat new to the series: His outlook is very naive, always searching for simple black and white in a world that is becoming increasingly gray. Though he believes in the Patriots’ struggle for freedom, he fails to realize what they may do to his people in the end. The story is generally well told. A recap video at the beginning will catch you up on the convoluted sci-fi backstory in case you missed something in the first two games. The intro, which lasts about two hours, ends with

a great twist that sets up the rest of the game, and scenes of Connor’s early life create a much more personal conflict than those earlier in the series. The final payoff with Desmond falls a bit flat, but it effectively ties up the storyline that’s been going since the first game. Any future “Assassin’s Creed” games will clearly be headed in a much different direction. The setting change also affects the gameplay. The flat rooftops and narrow streets of Italy have been replaced with more sparse buildings and colonial architecture of early Boston and New York. Out in the Frontier region, there are almost no buildings, so assassins looking for a height advantage will have to take to the trees. These new climbing mechanics look and control great, but you’ll come to realize that this “sprawling” wilderness is made up of the same dozen trees copied and pasted across the landscape. This Frontier region also adds hunting, which results in a livelier world with animals running about and sometimes attacking you. There’s little reason to hunt though, as all it gives you are pelts to sell, and money is never scarce. Side missions, like taking over British forts or

investigating legends told by local hunters, pack more punch. Also new to the series is naval combat. I’m not sure who thought this stealth-stabbing simulator needed more boats, but it’s actually a lot of fun. You’ll have to fight against wind currents and adjust sails to line up other ships at your broadsides and let loose cannon volleys. No game has ever done ship battles with this level of polish, and it makes for a good change of pace. For as much as Ubisoft has added, though, it seems to have removed or at least buried just as much. The temples of previous games, which offered some of the most challenging climbing sequences, have been diluted into five short, easy missions. The Assassin’s Guild and Estate management are never given a proper tutorial and take some effort to find in layers of menu screens. Multiplayer, a sleeper hit since its addition in “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood,” has been expanded to include Wolf Pack, a new co-op mode that has you and your friends hunting down waves of computer-controlled targets, and Domination, where teams fight to control territories while still trying to hide among the crowd. There are tons of unlockables and character customiza-

tion, rivaling even those of “Call of Duty”. If you were looking for more “Assassin’s Creed,” this is definitely it, but this game seemed like it was set to change things up. Trees and ships aren’t quite enough to keep it from feeling a little hollow compared to the best installments of the series. Those looking to complete the story will find what they want here, but new assassins are better off checking out “II” or “Brotherhood.”


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Syracuse defense crumbles in 2nd half of conference quarterfinals loss to Irish By Trevor Hass STAFF WRITER

All Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre and his team can do now is wait. The Orange had a chance to advance to the semifinals of the Big East tournament and virtually guarantee a spot in the NOTRE DAME 4 NCAA tournament with over Notre Dame SYRACUSE 2 aonwin Saturday night at SU Soccer Stadium. But after bursting out of the gates to a two-goal lead, Syracuse (12-6, 5-3) surrendered four unanswered goals in the final 28 minutes and fell to Notre Dame (14-3-1, 6-2-1) 4-2 in the first home postseason match in Syracuse history. Following the emotional, roller-coaster loss in front of a record crowd of 1,675, the Orange’s fate is now in the hands of the NCAA selection committee. “For a young team there’s those moments and emotional changes,” McIntyre said. “We perhaps took our foot off the accelerator just a little bit and were punished.” After Syracuse controlled the tempo in the first half, Notre Dame seized the momentum and exploded with two goals in 19 seconds, thanks in large part to freshman forward Patrick Hodan. Hodan toyed with Syracuse defenders all night and delivered in the 62nd minute, rifling a twisting shot past SU goalkeeper Alex Bono. Hodan then juked out Bono, causing him to slip and fall before finding a wide-open Kyle Richard who lofted the ball into the net with ease for the second goal. “He was a handful,” McIntyre said of Hodan. “We didn’t really have an answer for him. They’ve got some very dynamic attacking players.” Syracuse’s two-goal lead was erased, and the Orange couldn’t finish an abundance of opportunities the rest of the way. Moments after UND’s two goals, Syracuse midfielder Ted Cribley drilled a ball that sailed just over Fighting Irish goalie Patrick Wall’s fingertips and out of bounds. SU defender Tyler Hilliard almost gave his team the lead in the 72nd minute. Jordan Murrell sent a corner kick into the box. Hilliard

jumped and was shoved in the back by a Notre Dame defender. While the Orange offense struggled, Notre Dame continued to create and finish chances. In the 76th minute, Hodan gave SU the lead, taking a pass from teammate Ryan Finley and placing the ball past Bono. Finley tacked on an insurance goal with six minutes to go to seal the win. Murrell said Bono kept the Orange in the contest for much longer than it should have been. Murrell said he is devastated because the defense let the lead slip away. “It was a lapse,” Murrell said. “I put myself on the line for that. I hate losing.” Bono dove left and right in the waning minutes, but was unable to keep UND from capitalizing. “Once we got the two goals, the mindset was to not give one up,” Bono said. “The game was back and forth and they put them away. We had two feet in and they pulled us out.” Those “two feet in” electrified the Syracuse crowd, and for a while it seemed as though the Orange would stage the upset and send Notre Dame packing with a loss. Ted Cribley got the scoring started for Syracuse with a goal in the 15th minute. Louis Clark tallied on another goal for SU less than four minutes into the second half. Following his second goal of the season, Clark burst toward Syracuse’s bench and slid knees-first through the moist grass into a mob of overjoyed teammates. After Clark’s goal, though, the momentum shifted in Notre Dame’s favor. “I thought when we got the two-nil cushion it wasn’t dead and buried,” Cribley said, “but we certainly could see it out. Credit to them, they kept playing and finished very well.” Now Syracuse waits. With the selection show on Nov. 12, the Orange are very much on the bubble. “Hopefully the season’s not over. It’s been terrific,” McIntyre said. “The guys all take tremendous pride when they take a step back and look at it, but we’re not ready to start reflecting yet.”

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the chest along the left sideline. Reddish, who was alone with his thoughts on the green turf of Nippert Stadium, would have coasted to the end zone for a touchdown had he held onto the ball. But like Anderson, he failed to secure the ball without a Bearcats defender in sight, taking a sure seven points off the board that could have given Syracuse a 10-point lead. “Every game you feel like you leave plays out on the field,” defensive tackle Jay Bromley said. “But it hurts worse when you come to a loss. We couldn’t count on the offense to keep us in it, because the defense kept just letting big plays go.” While Reddish and Anderson stumbled on two opportunities for takeaways, ones that linebacker Marquis Spruill said could have won the game, West whiffed on a perfect pass in the end zone that would have trimmed an 11-point deficit to four, maybe even three, with 12 minutes and change remaining. Quarterback Ryan Nassib threw deep down the left sideline to West, who had a half-step advantage on Cincinnati cornerback Trenier Orr. His pass was beautiful, a high-arching spiral that landed softly in West’s hands in the


Triche started the final sequence with his cut down the lane. On the ensuing possession, C.J. Fair poked the ball away for a steal, Triche raced to the top of the key and lofted a perfectly timed alley oop for Fair.

front left corner of the end zone. But what should have been a 29-yard touchdown caromed from West’s hands, to his chest, to his facemask before it bounced away. Earlier in the game, Nassib appeared to have tight end Beckett Wales open for a quick pass in the end zone on a third-and-6 from the Cincinnati 8 yard line. His pass lacked velocity, a floater that should have been a bullet, so by the time Wales got his hands on the ball, UC linebacker Greg Blair hit him in the chest and dislodged the football. “We thought we moved the ball well on those guys, and we thought we could have gotten anything we wanted,” Nassib said. “We just really hurt ourselves.” And as those four passes fell through the hands of four different Syracuse players, the team’s chances for a third straight win slipped away simultaneously. Drops can hurt receivers — West will tell you that — but they can also plague a defense as SU learned on Saturday. “We had it, then we lost it,” Spruill said. “A couple key plays here and there really won them the game.” Michael Cohen is a staff writer for The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at mjcohe02@s. edu or on Twitter at @Michael_Cohen13.

The next time down the floor was more of the same. Triche grabbed a loose ball and fed Jerami Grant for an easy layup. “Today, more than even last game, our wings ran the floor a lot; they ran well,” Triche said. “Our big guys ran well; once they got the rebounds we were able to get out on the break. ” The active defensive play also benefited Triche in the scoring column. He followed Grant’s bucket with a layup of his own and capped the half with a strong drive. “He came out here very aggressive and he was knocking down the shots and that’s something we need out of Brandon,” Fair said. Triche picked up where he left off in the second half, dishing out two more assists and finishing one more layup to help the Orange go up 73-32 less than five minutes into the half. Triche then took a seat and watched his teammates build the lead as large as 51 points until returning nearly 10 minutes later. He would go on to nail a three-pointer from the wing before firing a pass to DaJuan Coleman for an easy two-handed slam. The guard gave a fist pump while Coleman finished at the rim, confident in his play in a dominant victory. It was a performance in which Triche played with the aggression he’s been searching for. “Thursday I was just more relaxed,” Triche said. “So today I just knew I was going to come out a little aggressive.”

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Mistakes, turnovers cost Orange in loss to Cincinnati By Michael Cohen STAFF WRITER

CINCINNATI — The fumble marked the breaking point. For nearly three full quarters, Syracuse battled. It fought through penalties, dismal tackling and a turnover on the very first play of the game to surge into halftime with a lead. On the road. Halfway to being just a game away from bowl eligibility. Even as the third quarter wound down, the Orange found itself holding a four-point lead. But then came the weak-side blitz, the vicious hit on Ryan Nassib, the fumble and the Cincinnati touchdown on a tight-end throwback. It was a sequence that rolled a turnover-riddled loss against Rutgers and an embarrassing blown coverage against Connecticut into one. It felt like the same old story. “Something like that I guess,” linebacker Marquis Spruill said. “It’s just the way the game goes.” And this game went like several others during the 2012 season, with Syracuse flashing glimpses of greatness before collapsing on itself only to be left with a queasy feeling in the end. On Saturday, the Orange (4-5, 3-2 Big East) fell short against Cincinnati (6-2, 2-1 Big East) in a 35-24 defeat marred with penalties and selfinflicted wounds before a crowd of 26,180 at Nippert Stadium. The game began inauspiciously for Syracuse, with Jeremiah Kobena fumbling the opening kickoff and the Bearcats capitalizing for seven points before two minutes had expired. It set the tone for a performance pockmarked by mistakes and penalties. Syracuse was flagged 12

times on Saturday for 104 yards and scored only three points on drives that featured a penalty. They derailed momentum, destroyed continuity and forced the Orange into third-and-long situations that invited blitzes. “That’s a huge factor,” defensive tackle Jay Bromley said. “You’ve got to play disciplined. You can’t expect to come out here and beat a good team, shoot yourself in the foot and give them 100 yards.” The penalties ranged from bizarre — three false starts on wide receivers — to progresshalting, like two holds by Zack Chibane that wiped out a 17-yard completion to Alec Lemon and a 19-yard completion to Marcus Sales. But the most devastating mistake was wide receiver Jarrod West’s false start on a secondand-6 play in the final five minutes of the third quarter. As Syracuse clung to a 24-21 lead, West’s error put the Orange behind the chains. Nassib was hurried on the next play, an incomplete pass to Prince-Tyson Gulley, and what happened after that permanently altered the complexion of the game. Cincinnati cornerback Chris Williams appeared to drop back in coverage on a thirdand-11, only to surge forward toward Nassib’s blind side. Gulley missed the block, one that Marrone said the team worked on all week in practice, only to watch Williams hammer Nassib from behind and knock the ball loose. The Bearcats recovered and scored three plays later on a throw-back play to the tight end from third-string quarterback Brendon Kay. “I really just was going and God just gave me the strength to stay on my point on the quar-

terback and get there and bring some violence when I came,” Williams said. The touchdown pass from Kay to tight end Travis Kelce, who also scored on a jump-pass earlier in the game, gave the Bearcats a lead they would never relinquish. Two possessions later, after a steady drizzle had begun to fall inside Nippert Stadium, Syracuse kicker Ross Krautman missed a 42-yard field goal wide left that forced Marrone to bend over at the waist and bury his head in his hands. Earlier, Krautman had a kick blocked for the second time in four games. This time the protection broke down left of center, instead of the right side as it did at Rutgers, and Brandon Mills burst through the line to get his right hand on the football. This most recent slew of errors saddles Syracuse with an uphill challenge over the final three weeks of the season. Undefeated Louisville is next on the schedule, followed by trips to Missouri and Temple to close out the year. And after another frustrating effort bereft of any sort of consistency, it’s difficult to see this bunch rallying against a team on the verge of a Bowl Championship Series berth and another that plays in the toughest conference in the country. The losses play like a broken record, with each one — Northwestern, Minnesota, Rutgers and now Cincinnati — repeating verses that are incredibly predictable. “Like coach says, it’s the turnovers and penalties and stuff that hurts ourselves,” Nassib said. “That’s really the most frustrating part, and that’s why we lose games.”

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courtesy of phil didion | the news record JEREMI WILKES tries to stop Cincinnati running back George Winn. Syracuse struggled to do that as the running back rushed for 165 yards.

Missed chances on both sides of ball spell doom for Orange


INCINNATI — Dropped passes can haunt a wide receiver. They can infiltrate the mind, make camp and percolate, boiling over at the most inopportune times on some of the most innocent of throws. But drops can torment defensive backs just as easily. Those players whose chances for glory are few in number and whose blunders border on blasphemy in the eyes of their fans. Combine the two and you have a recipe for distress, disappointment and defeat. Combine the two and you have Syracuse’s loss to Cincinnati on Saturday. A drop by wide receiver Jarrod West in the end zone coupled with drops by cornerbacks Ri’Shard Ander-


not a dime back son and Brandon Reddish on sure-fire interceptions left at least 14 points — possibly as many as 17 or 21 — on the board in a 35-24 loss to the Bearcats. “When we’ve won, we’ve executed and made plays,” Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone said. “When things go on like this, we haven’t done those things. Not that we haven’t had the opportunity. And I think that’s

the most frustrating part of it.” On Saturday, the opportunities were plentiful. As early as the first quarter, Syracuse was presented with a chance to make the game-changing play that so frequently eluded the Orange or went to its opponents in losses to Rutgers, Minnesota and Northwestern. So when Munchie Legaux — Cincinnati’s less-than-accurate quarterback whose erraticism is both entertaining and an epidemic — telegraphed a pass to Kenbrell Thompkins, SU was handed a gift. Cornerback Ri’Shard Anderson undercut the route beautifully, knowing he had safety help over the top, only to watch the ball clang

off his hands and fall to the turf. He redeemed himself by intercepting Legaux later in the game, but that should-have-been pick would have given Syracuse the ball with tremendous field position on the Bearcats’ half of the field. Legaux’s questionable decision making resurfaced in the third quarter — Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones even replaced him with two other quarterbacks for much of the game — on a thirdand-14 in his own territory. His pass soared well over the head of his intended receiver, Anthony McClung, and the pass instead hit SU cornerback Brandon Reddish in


Brandon Triche shared a laugh with Baye Moussa Keita as he headed to the foul line. Moments earlier, Triche sliced through the Bloomsburg zone from the left wing, received a pass from the SYRACUSE 103 S y r a c u s e and BLOOMSBURG 60 center rose up for a one-handed dunk attempt. Though his attempt to go over waiting Bloomsburg forward Dontahe Jordan came up short, it captured Triche’s aggressive mentality against the Huskies. “I’m actually better going to the basket than shooting jump shots,” Triche said. “Tonight I was trying to get to the basket a little bit more.” Triche carried out his game plan, finishing with a team-high 23 points in No. 9 Syracuse’s 10360 victory over Bloomsburg in its final exhibition game at the Carrier Dome in front of 7,559 on Sunday. When he thinks back to his first three years, the senior said he felt he wasn’t aggressive enough, settling for jump shots too often. And last Thursday, he played too relaxed against Pace, finishing with 11 points. Against Bloomsburg, he keyed the efficient Syracuse fast break that put the Huskies away in the first half. And SU head coach Jim Boeheim was pleased with his standout performance. “I thought Brandon played the way we need him to play and was very aggressive and certainly capable of playing like that,” Boeheim said. “So that was I think the best thing to come out of today.” Triche got going early when he scored seven straight points to put Syracuse up 22-12. A drive down the left side of the lane followed by a three-pointer and a near-identical finish forced Bloomsburg to take its first timeout as the Orange started to build a cushion. Then Triche emerged as the catalyst to give the team a 36-point lead at the break. Bloomsburg called a timeout with just less than three minutes remaining after watching the Orange go on a 25-4 run. But Syracuse didn’t let up.


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