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offers a sociology class on Lady Gaga’s fame. Page 11
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defeated the Dolphins 91-48 thanks to consistent 3-point shooting. Page 24
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Students’ presence increases By Bianca Graulau Contributing Writer
With 16 students, University Senate has the most student senators in the history of the university this year, said Student Association President Jon Barnhart. The increase comes from a combination of SA’s recruiting efforts and students’ desires to become involved on campus, Barnhart said. “The people that come up are very conscious of what they want to do and have a very clear vision of why they want to be part of the senate,” he said. Students looking to become senators need to apply and get elected by
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maddy jones | contributing photographer Luisita Lopez Torregrosa , a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, explains Tuesday night in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium that most Hispanic immigrants to the United States are motivated by the desire to find a job and most come to the country legally.
Latina writer Torregrosa dispels misconceptions of US immigration By Breanne Van Nostrand Contributing Writer
Luisita Lopez Torregrosa shook her head when questioned if the United States would see immigration reform in the next few years, and she said she struggles to see an adequate solution. “Immigration in the United States has come to mean Hispanic immigra-
tion,” Torregrosa said. “And further, illegal immigration.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer spoke Tuesday night in Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, focusing on the future of immigration and its impact on last week’s elections. A columnist for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times, a correspondent for Politic-
sDaily.com and a contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Torregrosa was once an assistant national editor for The New York Times and has written an award-winning memoir. Thirty-five million to 40 million people in the United States are of Hispanic ancestry, but only about ten million entered the United States illegally, said Torregrosa, who was
raised in Puerto Rico. Torregrosa said there is no solution to the illegal immigration problem except a strengthened border enforcement, which has proven successful in the past year. The climate in the United States is unfavorable for Hispanic immigrants, especially due to the stereo-
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Tickets sold out Tuesday morning for rapper Wiz Khalifa’s December concert at Syracuse University after a long line led out the doors of Schine Student Center. Nearly 1,500 tickets were pur-
chased in two and a half hours for Khalifa’s show in Goldstein Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4, said Joshua Anderson, president of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, which is sponsoring the event. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for the concert, during which rap artist J. Cole will also
perform. Tickets for general admission were supposed to go on sale for a higher price on Friday, but the box office
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sold out of all available tickets on Tuesday. Khalifa, who is known for his hit “Black and Yellow,” was arrested Monday night on marijuana charges after he performed at East Carolina University, according to Yahoo!
Lt. Col. Susan Hardwick was casually talking with her cadets last fall about Syracuse University holidays — there were days off What: Syracuse for religious University’s inaugural ceremony holidays but none in honor to celebrate Veteran’s Day of veterans. Where: Hendricks With veterChapel ans returning When: Thursday, from Afghani10:45 a.m. stan and Iraq How much: Free and enrolling
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During his past 15 years at SU, Otto the Orange has grown from the face of the athletic department to the face of the university.
What: An information session about studying abroad in London Where: College of Law, Room 201 When: Today, 11:30 a.m. How much: Free
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What: Andrea Levine, director of the National Advertising Division and senior vice president of the Council for Better Business Bureaus, will speak as a guest of the Eric Mower Advertising Forum. Where: Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium When: Today, 6:30 p.m. How much: Free
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Rickert to bring drive, experience
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As two of his family members underwent testing for cancer last year, Jeff Rickert still found a way to get his job done as comptroller of Student Association. He said he believes his perseverance is one of the qualities that will make him a strong comptroller for a second term. “I came into this job, and within a month, I was dealing with three separate issues,” he said. “It was tough, but I’d like to think it didn’t affect my job.” Co-workers said Rickert, a junior accounting major running for reelection, raised the standard for SA’s comptroller. His dedication and perseverance allowed him to continue his job despite some family-related complications he has endured, and he plans to continue this dedication into his next term. Among the issues he was dealing with were two simultaneous cancer scares on his father’s side of the family — his father and his grandfather. He said this taught him not to take anything for granted. And although it was a difficult time, he said he knew what needed to get done for SA and made sure it happened. SA President Jon Barnhart said he agrees Rickert did not let the situation affect his job. “If you were looking from the outside in, you might not be able to tell,” Barnhart said. Unlike former comptrollers, Rickert sits among cabinet members during weekly meetings and provides SA with his suggestions and advice on various issues. “There’s an inferred level of activity as a comptroller,” Barnhart said. “Jeff goes beyond that. He’s extremely see rickert page 6
The L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science will be honored the week of Dec. 5 as one of the leading cybersecurity programs in the nation as part of Minorities in National Security and Cybersecurity Awareness Week. DiversityGPS.com will recognize L.C. Smith for the training available
In an ongoing effort to supply cost-effective housing to the Syracuse community’s underprivileged families, the Syracuse University and State University of New York College of Environmental What: Science and Groundbreaking Forestry chapfor Habitat’s fourth ter of Habitat house Where: 649 Gifford for Humanity will break St. ground on the When: Today, 11 a.m. fourth stuHow much: Free d e nt- f u n d e d home Wednesday morning. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 649 Gifford St. It will include remarks from Habitat members, the executive director of the city’s chapter of Habitat, Chancellor Nancy Cantor, homeowners of prior Habitat projects and Hendricks Chapel Dean Tiffany Steinwert. Paul Stanley, a co-executive director of the SU/ESF chapter of Habitat for Humanity, said he anticipates a strong presence of SU administrators on hand to witness the ceremonial groundbreaking. After Cantor said she would attend the groundbreaking, other faculty and staff decided to go, too, said Stanley, who is a former copy editor for The Daily Orange. Stanley said he sees the groundbreaking as important because it gives the project’s donors an opportunity to see the families their money is going to. The $60,000 project is being funded by Cantor, State Farm Insurance and Habitat’s fundraising events, such as September’s Shack-AThon, he said. The location on Gifford Street was chosen because it was cost-efficient, Stanley said. The land had already been cleared because the homes were falling apart, he said. “We try and get the most affordable land possible,” he said. Habitat does not yet know who the occupant of the house will be, Stanley said. A family selection committee is actively pursuing homeowners to occupy the site on Gifford Street. Potential inhabitants are subjected to a rigorous process of credit checks and interviews to ensure families are equipped with the financial means necessary to submit regular payments on the interest-free mortgage, he said. The home’s framework will be laid see habitat page 9
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to students embarking on cybersecurity careers, according to an Oct. 25 Syracuse University news release. “Syracuse was one of the top of a very small list,” said Richard Butler, senior manager for DiversityGPS. com. “We want to identify organizations of choice to help recruiting for cybersecurity programs.” DiversityGPS.com is an online magazine that compiles information
and news from U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology, Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology, Women of Color and Science Spectrum magazines. “LCS will be among a select number of colleges and universities featured in the Homeland Security Edition of U.S. Black Engineer & IT magazine,” said Cory Tartier, university representative for DiversityGPS.
com. “The accomplishment will be published and featured in magazines specifically geared toward science, technology and engineering.” Eight editors for DiversityGPS. com did extensive research on all the cybersecurity programs in the nation, Tartier said. They plan on honoring L.C. Smith and others during the cybersecurity week, which see cybersecurity page 9
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High-end designers prove successful at creating affordable collections
f you haven’t heard yet, the biggest fashion collaboration of the year is about to go down in just two weeks. I am, of course, talking about the highly anticipated Lanvin for H&M collection. This collection caters to both men and women, with men’s items concentrated on well-tailored suits and women’s on luxurious dresses and chic accessories. What’s even better is that it’s actually affordable for the average consumer. Prices are set to range from $9.99 to $249.99, which is music to my ears when compared to the usual thousand-dollar price tags that go
along with the French label. Affordable collaborations, such as Lanvin’s, are not unusual. In fact, collaborations have been spreading like wildfire in the fashion community. What used to be considered highend brands selling out through cheap, massproduced companies is now thought of as wellrespected and innovative business initiatives. On the one hand, consumers get beautiful clothes for cheap prices, two phrases that don’t usually go together, even during sample sales. On the other, high-end designers who were limited to only the wealthy now have a chance
i’m judging you to expand their market, their audiences and, of course, their sales. Fashion partnerships are win-win situations. The first most recognized partnership is definitely Target Corp.’s Go International. The campaign, which began in 2005, is an initiative to create apparel and accessories for women who want but can’t afford the styles of designer brands. To reach this seemingly impossible goal, Target managed to partner up with high-end labels to produce a 90-day collection for the average shopper. Top collaborations include Paul & Joe, Proenza Schouler, Richard Chai, Thakoon, Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, Rodarte, John Paul Gaultier, Zac Posen and Mulberry. And to celebrate Target’s success with Go International, the company has recently launched the Go International Designers Collaborative, a campaign to give Target newcomers and veterans a chance to experience and relive fashion at its greatest. “Beginning March 13, 34 dresses from 17 past collections will go on sale through April 10 at ‘most’ Target stores and Target.com,” according to The Cut blog on NYMag.com. Included in the 17 collections are many
of the designers previously listed, as well as Luella Bartley, Tara Jarmon, Behnaz Sarfpour, Libertine, Alice Temperley, Erin Featherson, Jovovich-Hawk, Rogan Jonathan Saunders, Tracy Feith and Tucker. Another successful partnership is Jil Sander’s +J, a joint venture with Japanese brand UNIQLO. “+J brings well-made, luxurious and modern design to UNIQLO customers, combining Ms. Jil Sander’s pure aesthetic with UNIQLO’s experience of creating unique, quality and contemporary clothing,” as described in UNIQLO’s Feb. 28 news release. With clothing made for both men and women, the +J collection is already in its third year of production and has grown greatly in popularity since. +J is most notable for its minimalist designs, beautifully structured outerwear and affordable pieces that range from $15 to $230. And if this is the first time you’ve ever heard of either brand, don’t worry — Sander and UNIQLO are set to collaborate until 2013. There’s plenty of time to get well acquainted with +J. High-end and low-end partnering is truly a match made in fashion heaven. The fact that such collaborations are so normative now shows that fashion is for more than just rich, skinny girls with their noses in the air. It’s become an embracive and beautiful part of our culture. I can only hope fashion continues to step in the right direction, moving forward. As for me, I’ll be stepping toward the Lanvin for H&M launch, so see you all there! Vicki Ho is a senior public relations major. Her column appears every Wednesday, and she can be reached at email@example.com.
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Student upset with SA presidential candidate Editor’s note: The contents of this letter have been judged to hold significance and warrant publication, but the decision was made to run the letter anonymously at the request of the author to protect the identity of the author, someone deeply involved in Student Association. I am just one student, but my experience with Student Association qualifies me to give some insight that desperately needs addressing. At SA’s semester budget meeting Monday, the candidate for SA president, Neal Casey, did not mention his campaign. In fact, the only speaking Rep. Casey did was in favor of referring a bill for University Union’s request for $24,000 for entertainment at MayFest back to the Finance Board. The bill merited a recommendation for zero dollars as the Finance Board did not feel comfortable spending that amount of money on UU entertainment for the same day as UU’s Block Party. Referring the bill back to the Finance Board would have given it priority over all of the other non-funded bills in the appeals process, many of which were simply lacking detailed information on their events. Sending the bill back to the Finance Board would have also created a do-or-die environment for
MayFest entertainment. It would not have allowed the bill to be adjusted to a lower cost, and unless the board had a miraculous change of heart, the recommendation for zero dollars would have been approved again and referred back to the SA Assembly. Sound counterproductive? Thankfully, another SA representative spoke out against the motion, and though nearly a half-and-half split decision, the SA Assembly failed the referral. The bill then went up for a vote for its original recommendation of zero dollars. Approving the recommendation would have allowed for the bill to go through the appeals process and would have allowed for UU to rethink its requested spending. However, Casey voted to fail the bill that would have denied UU funding for MayFest entertainment and would have likely ruined the chance for any entertainment for MayFest at all. With another split decision, the bill was approved, and it is now eligible for the same appeals process as everything else. My concern is Casey as a presidential candidate at all. Trying to refer
the MayFest bill (and only the MayFest bill) back to the Finance Board— and giving it priority over other bills—is a sad state of appearance. Casey is the top proponent for the school-sanctioned MayFest, which has been bastardized from its original celebration of academia/party on Euclid tradition. Casey neglected to mention that this bill meant more to him than any other student at SU, as the school-sanctioned Walnut Park event was his baby from the start. As a presidential candidate running unopposed on the platform of “preserving the tradition of MayFest,” which in my opinion is foolhardy at best, he was obligated to abstain from voting on that bill. Did he abstain? No. Did he rant in favor of UU’s extraordinary entertainment cost for MayFest? Yes. Did he make the same provisions for any other organization’s non-funded bills? No. That is wrong, and Casey needs to figure out where his priorities ought to be. He should be more concerned with the student body’s opinion and “Putting Students First” (Casey’s platform quote) instead of doing his damndest to propel his own personal agenda. Casey is not my candidate for SA president.
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Obama’s ideal tax legislation no longer possible
resident Barack Obama and Congress face the pressing issue of what to do with the expiring former President George W. Bush-era tax cuts. The current legislation mandates that starting on Jan. 1, taxes will be renewed to the pre-2001 level. It is certain that legislation will be passed to change this. The only question that remains is this: What will that legislation look like? The Democrats took a significant loss in the midterm elections, and the legislation Obama wanted to pass is no longer possible. Congressmen have proposed multiple compromises, and it seems inevitable that the tax cuts will be extended for all Americans for at least a little longer. In a time when the American economy continues to suffer and nearly 10 percent of the population is unem-
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ployed, the nation would not react well to increasing taxes for Americans in any tax bracket. However, the government needs money to operate and expand social programs. But without any additional money from the richest sector, the government will struggle to legislate, and our national debt will continue to skyrocket. Instead of continuing stimulus programs that have created over two million construction and infrastructure jobs, the Republicans want to eliminate this spending to allow the tax cuts to continue. The philosophy is this will be a more efficient mode of job creation than stimulus-sponsored jobs. Obama has offered compromises proposing a continuation of the tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year and eliminating tax cuts for families making more than
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rhetoric meets reality this figure. With Republican control in the House of Representatives and a near balance in the Senate, even this proposal seems hopeless. In a “60 Minutes” interview last week, Obama said, “We can think about what the economy needs right now. … And hopefully, we can agree on a set of facts that leads to a compromise. But my No. 1 priority coming into this is making sure that middle class families don’t see their tax rates go up Jan. 1.” Though Obama has pledged to
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search for a compromise regarding the tax cuts, Republican Rep. Mike Pence said in a statement, “There will be no compromise on repealing Obamacare. There will be no compromise on stopping Democrats from growing government and raising taxes. And if I haven’t been clear enough yet, let me say again: no compromise.” The juxtaposition of these two statements speaks to the pure opposition Obama faces on a daily basis while trying to legislate in Washington, D.C. If Obama fails to pass legislation and taxes do in fact go up for all Americans, Obama’s approval ratings will undoubtedly plummet. This leaves him with only one option: agree to what the Republicans want. It is very likely that the Bush-era tax cuts will be extended for all Americans for two more years. Obama
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wants to make tax cuts for the middle class permanent while allowing the tax cuts on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans to expire in 2013. It is not ideal, but the uncompromising nature of the Republicans has given Obama and the Democrats no other choice. By extending the Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans, the gap between the rich and poor will continue to grow, and citizens will no longer be able to turn toward the government for help getting jobs. The midterm elections were good indicators that the American populace is unhappy and wants change. Unfortunately this legislation will only ensure that those Americans suffering will continue to suffer. Benjamin Klein is a junior political science and magazine journalism major. His column appears every Wednesday, and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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dedicated to what he does.” The comptroller’s job is to advise the Finance Board and work with student organizations to get their funding requests in on time. But Rickert does more than this for SA by voicing his opinion about various issues during meetings. “It’s great to work with him because he gives a completely different perspective on things,” Barnhart said. “And that’s really helped us push things through this year.” Rickert chose to attend Syracuse University rather than his other choices, which included Rutgers University, University of Delaware and Wagner College, because his father is from the
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SA. In the past couple of years, SA has received an increasing number of applications from qualified candidates, Barnhart said.
area and other family members live in the area. He follows his father’s footstep in his choice to be an accounting major. He decided to be an accounting major after a class he took and enjoyed in high school, he said. Rickert became a member of SA’s Finance Board in February 2009 and was elected as SA comptroller in November of that year. Over the last year, Rickert has been looking for new ways to improve the finance process for student organizations, and he said he plans to continue this in January. His main three goals are to remove rollover restrictions, allow funding for student travel and create a budget reform committee. Rickert said he believes it takes at least one semester to fully understand what the job of the comptroller entails.
“One of the reasons I’m coming back to SA is because I think I have the tools to take my side of SA to the next level,” he said. Peers have described Rickert as dedicated, hard-working and friendly. Donald SaintGermain, vice president of Student AfricanAmerican Society, has worked with Rickert to hold events and said Rickert has always been a lot of help. “Somebody once told me they didn’t have a problem walking into my office to talk about anything,” Rickert said. Aside from SA, Rickert is a peer facilitator for the Martin J. Whitman School of Management for the second year and a member of Beta Alpha Psi, a professional service fraternity that includes accounting majors. He is also currently pledging for Delta Sigma Pi, an international
business fraternity. “It’s a very hectic semester,” Rickert said. “Definitely one of the busiest times of my life.” Although he doesn’t know what he wants to do in the future, Rickert said he is thinking of going to law school after graduation. When Rickert isn’t doing SA or campus-related work, he plays poker in his free time. He also enjoys playing basketball and lacrosse, which he has played since middle school, he said. One of his favorite memories was when he went to Madison Square Garden with friends to watch the SU versus Connecticut basketball game that went into six overtimes. Rickert said: “It was fun being at a game with my friends that ended up being historical.”
“If you are going into a job that involves having experience at every level of administration, this is a great place to start,” he said. Student senators vote on issues alongside faculty and administrators who serve as senators and on committees that address all aspects of campus, from student life to the university
budget to issues about diversity and the LGBT community. USen is divided in 18 committees, of which students have the opportunity to become chairs. Having students in USen is a way to make sure students’ concerns are being heard, Barnhart said. “At the University Senate level, the student opinion is weighed equally with the faculty opinion,” Barnhart said. “If we don’t have undergraduate senators, that opinion is never presented, and sometimes we don’t see students being considered in important decisions.” Faculty and administrators appreciate and respect student participation in USen, Barnhart said. He said at least five committee chairs have told him they would like to have more undergraduate participation. Jonathan Massey, chair of the Agenda Committee, said the presence of students in USen is crucial for the decision-making process. “These questions all impact students differently than they might faculty and staff,” Massey said. “Student senators are in a position to learn what the issues are and to weigh in on decisions about how to proceed.” One of the priorities of Massey’s committee this year is to promote more student involvement across the board. He said the increase of student participation in USen is “impressive
and encouraging,” but that their challenge will be to stay engaged. It can be hard for students to dedicate time and focus on USen issues with all their other commitments, he said. Some students are not able to attend committee meetings due to time conflicts. This is the case of Jennifer Altoff, a senior in the Academic Affairs Committee. Altoff has class at the same time her committee meets, which prevents her from being as involved as she used to be, she said. When she joined two semesters ago, she actively participated in the planning of the annual MayFest celebration. She said this issue was one of the examples in which she saw the effectiveness of being able to influence the university’s decisions. “There is a lot of faculty and administration, and sometimes the voice of the students can get drowned out,” Altoff said. “It’s nice to be able to speak up.”
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What students do on USen With 16 students, University Senate has the most student senators in the history of the university. The rise is due to an increase in efforts from Student Association to recruit students and students’ desires to become involved on campus. Student senators vote on issues alongside faculty and administrators who serve as senators and on committees that address all aspects of campus from student life to the university budget to issues about diversity and the LGBT community. Students must apply and get elected by SA to join USen. Once elected, student senators serve on one of 18 committees.
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in college, this is not a holiday to neglect, she said. So Hardwick, commander of SU’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, looked into establishing a campus event and addressed the issue in the spring with Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina. SU will hold the inaugural Veteran’s Day ceremony, sponsored by University College and involving SU’s Army and Air Force ROTC, on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Hendricks Chapel. Country Music Award and Grammy nominee Michael Peterson will sing at the event. It will be followed by a reception at noon in the Panasci Lounge in Schine Student Center. “It’s great for the campus to be able to come out and recognize the sacrifices of current students that are veterans and past graduates that have served in the military,” Hardwick said. The ceremony will honor veterans for their dedication and sacrifice. Military hymns will begin the event, followed by an introduction and welcome by Capt. Ronnie Mildren, the executive officer of the SU Army ROTC department. Hendricks Dean Tiffany Steinwert will give the invocation, and then Peterson will sing his live rendition of the national anthem. Lt. Col. Ray Bowen, chair for SU’s Air Force ROTC, and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Hardwick, chair for Army ROTC, will read proclamations.
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News. He posted $300,000 bail and was released but wrote on his Twitter account that “jail sux,” according to the article and MTV News. Anderson said he was not concerned about the arrest affecting Khalifa’s performance at SU.
Bowen and Michael Rivezzo, president of the Student Veterans Club, will each talk about the history of Veteran’s Day and SU’s legacy of honoring veterans. Steinwert will also give a benediction, followed by a processional and the laying of a wreath on the Quad to end the ceremony. “Hendricks Chapel has always been the place where people come to remember, honor, mourn and celebrate significant events in the life of the university and the wider world,” Steinwert said. The first Veteran’s Day event will also mark the end of a flag relay that started June 14. The relay sent an American flag to 13 bases worldwide, where SU alumni in the United States and Afghanistan hosted the flag and then sent it to its next location. The relay will end Thursday when the flag returns to SU and is flown at Hendricks. Although SU, named a 2011 “Military Friendly School” by GI Jobs magazine, has a long history of supporting veterans, this will be the first ceremony of its kind. Because of an increase in enrollment and a number of growing programs for veterans, including the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, Hardwick said now seemed like the appropriate time to launch the event. “We are seeing an increase in veterans enrolling in college, and they are becoming an important part of our campus and culture,” said Eileen Jevis, the manager of public relations for University College.
“It was time to recognize them for their service to our country and to show them that they are an integral part of our community,” Jevis said. Hardwick said students might be surprised at the number of student veterans on campus. She said student members of the Coast Guard, Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy are all represented on campus. This semester alone there are 165 individuals at SU, including dependents of veterans, such as children and spouses, using benefits from the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, Jevis said. “I would venture that the student body doesn’t realize how many different military programs are associated with the university,” Hardwick said. Just as when the G.I. Bill of 1944 promised college education or vocational training to veterans returning from World War II, SU is again seeing an increase in veteran enrollment with an updated version of the G.I. Bill meant to help Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. In 1947, enrollment in U.S. colleges was at 2.3 million, with half being veterans returning to school on the G.I. Bill, Jevis said. “In four years immediately following World War II, enrollment at SU quintupled. More than sixty years later, we are again expecting a resurgence of veteran students,” said Jevis. It is difficult to know how many students on campus are veterans because there is no way to distinguish them from another student, said
Col. Bowen of SU’s Air Force ROTC. “You can’t tell. You can’t look at someone and say, ‘Hey, they were in the military,’” Bowen said. Bowen said there are students, faculty and administration involved in the military. But it is difficult to know how many there are or who they are, which might be why many students aren’t aware of the connections. “I think people would be amazed at the amount of people on campus who have a military background,” Bowen said. Nicholas Hanna, a student veteran in the Air Force ROTC program at SU, has been deployed twice. In 2007 Hanna served five months in Guam, and in 2008 he was deployed to Iraq for five months. Hanna is a senior computer information sciences major at the State University of New York Institute of Technology. He is one of a few SU ROTC students who came to Syracuse from surrounding area colleges for SU’s military program. During his trips to SU, Hanna has met other student veterans, including another ROTC cadet who was in duty with the Air Force for a year. Hanna said he encourages students to attend the Veteran’s Day ceremony, where many student veterans and alumni veterans will be honored. “It’s good for students to be aware of the contributions and sacrifices veterans make for their country,” Hanna said. “Students should be aware of how many veterans there are in their community that they might not even know of.”
“That’s something that we really can’t control, but we feel like it will be a great show,” Anderson said. Students were lined up out the door to purchase tickets at Schine 45 minutes before the box office opened at 9 a.m. on Monday, Anderson said. He said he did not expect a first-day turnout of that size. “We knew it’s pretty tough for students to get up that early for any type of event,” he said. His fraternity chose to bring Khalifa to SU
after surveying students online about which performers they wanted to see most. There were about eight options on the survey, with two performers in each option, Anderson said. He said a substantial number of students voted on the survey, but he could not provide an exact
number. The proceeds from the ticket purchases will go to the nonprofit organization Home Headquarters, which helps create housing opportunities for underserved Central New Yorkers.
Who is Wiz Khalifa? Wiz Khalifa, born Cameron Jibril Thomaz, is a rapper based out of Pittsburgh, Pa. He is best know for his single, “Black and Yellow.” He was originally signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007, but went independent in 2009. Source: wizkhalifa.org
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type that they are underachievers, Torregrosa said. Torregrosa said it is important to know why Hispanics come to the United States, naming the search for jobs as the main motivator. The promise of employment in America travels by word of mouth in Hispanic countries, and the need for money despite a lack of education drives many to enter the United States for work, Torregrosa said. “They remain in the shadows,” Torregrosa said. “They are hardly able to become a part of society.” Many Americans’ practice of hiring illegal immigrants is not only against the law but hypocritical because many who hire illegal immigrants call for strengthened border security, she said. Latino voters had a huge impact in last week’s elections, especially in the case of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Tor-
Luisita Lopez Torregrosa • Among the publications Torregrosa works for are the International Herald Tribune and New York Times global editions, PoliticsDaily.com and the Los Angeles Times. • Vanity Fair, Condé Nast Traveler and Vogue have also published articles written by Torregrosa. • Torregrosa is the author of an awardwinning memoir, “The Noise of Infinite Longing: A Memoir of a Family and an Island,” which was published in 2004. • She is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. Source: syr.edu
regrosa said. Illegal immigration was not the primary concern of Latino voters when surveyed, Torregrosa said. Jobs, education, health care and the economy were listed first. “I would like to see a broader understanding on what it’s like to be Hispanic in America today,” Torregrosa said of these conventional all-American values. “They want what we want.” Torregrosa said the Latino vote will be key in the 2012 elections and that the Republican Party has taken Latino votes for granted. Contrary to popular belief, not all Latinos are affiliated with the Democratic Party, she said. Many are against illegal immigration and feel resentment toward those who enter the country undocumented, especially in Florida, Texas and New Mexico, Torregrosa said. “It paints all Hispanics in a certain way,” she said. In reality, the success and wealth of Hispanics in the United States varies greatly, as seen in Florida, where a large middle and upper Latino class can be found, she said. Though she considered the idea of a “Hispanic Republican” an oxymoron, Torregrosa said she has noticed a shift in Latino political party alignment, particularly because of their culture. Latinos are typically more conservative, aligning themselves with pro-life and anti-same sex marriage viewpoints, she said. These views were exemplified in the vote against same-sex marriage in California, in which both Latino and Mormon voters were dominant. Torregrosa expressed hope for fewer negative news stories regarding Latinos to improve the group’s image and called for more Hispanic representation in the media and other industries. Nikelle Snader, a sophomore magazine journalism major, said Torregrosa’s Hispanic background and experience in the field gave her more of a personal stake and credibility on the topic. “In classrooms, we usually just talk about the way the media frames Hispanics,” Snader said. “She brought up a lot of relevant points that we need to think about.” firstname.lastname@example.org
on-site, but Habitat will be using a separate indoor facility to construct the walls of the home to cope with the harsh Syracuse winter, Stanley said. The group has already started building the walls, and the groundbreaking will mark the beginning of the framework. Stanley said the chapter is slightly behind schedule on construction, but a steady stream of volunteers during Habitat’s regular building hours on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. has allowed the builders to maintain a realistic five-month timeline for completion. He said: “There’s never a lack of work to be done.”
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Construction began on the house at 207 Elliot St. in August 2009. More than a hundred SU volunteers helped build the house, which was completed in April 2010.
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Habitat broke ground on the house at 621 Tully St. in August 2008. The build was completed in March and dedicated in April 2009. To construct the house, Habitat needed $60,000, all of which was provided by the SU/ESF chapter through events, grants and letter writing campaigns. Source: students.syr.edu
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South Carolina first school to offer class on Lady Gaga By Meghin Delaney Staff Writer
ady Gaga fanatics have created fan clubs, Facebook pages and blogs all dedicated to the pop star. Now the fanfare will move to the classroom. The University of South Carolina at Columbia will be offering a course starting spring 2011 dedicated to the pop star and the associated fame. The course is titled “Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame” and is being offered in USC’s College of Arts and Sciences. This course is the only full-time, universitylevel course of its kind as far as the creator of the course, Mathieu Deflem, said he knows. The central objective of the course will focus on the sociologically relevant aspects of Lady Gaga’s fame in relation to her music, according to the course website. The course will introduce students to analysis of social issues related to Lady Gaga from a sociological standpoint, according to the website. According to the course objectives, the course is not about Lady Gaga as much as it is about the culture of fame as exemplified by the specific case of Lady Gaga. But Lady Gaga will be the most influential example for the course.
certs, owns more than 300 of Lady Gaga’s records on vinyl and CD, and has met Lady Gaga five times, he said. Deflem also created a website called gagafrontrow.net dedicated to the pop star. The website originally began as a blog with pictures from Lady Gaga shows, but it has turned into a fan site with photos, downloads of rare Lady Gaga songs and news about her, according to the website. To have the class implemented at USC, Deflem submitted a proposal that included a full syllabus to the department chair and the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at USC. The proposal was accepted, and the class will be implemented in
“Lady Gaga’s goal was always fame, and she accomplished that, and she accomplished it very, very well.” Lauren Veline
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“Initially, I thought I should call the course ‘The Sociology of Fame’ or ‘The Sociology of Celebrity,’ and then I was going to use Lady Gaga as an example,” Deflem said. “Then I thought, ‘Oh, what the hell? Let’s make the whole course about Lady Gaga and her rise to fame.’” Deflem, who is 48 years old, first saw Lady Gaga on “The Tonight Show” in January 2009, and his interest with Lady Gaga has not stopped since. Deflem has attended more than 25 con-
the spring as a 300-level sociology course. The course is designed for sociology majors and minors but is open for enrollment from other students at the university, according to the course website. It is not recommended for freshmen, according to the website. To enroll, students must have taken SOCY 101: “Introductory Sociology” at USC or another 300-level sociology course. These are standard prerequisites for a 300-level sociology course, Deflem said.
“It is theoretically too chalillustration by kirsten celo | asst. photo editor lenging for students that are not sufficiently advanced in the study of sociology, so the prerequisites were put in place,” “Lady Gaga’s goal was always fame, and Deflem said. she accomplished that, and she accomplished Since the course is new, the spring semester it very, very well,” Veline said. “She obviously will be limited to one section of the class with 50 knew what she was doing, so studying her could students. The course will be opened up next fall be beneficial for anyone who wants to get themwith a class size of around 120 students, Deflem selves in the public eye.” said. Veline also said she thinks this will be a Deflem said the reaction to this course has popular class for students at USC and is interbeen positive so far. He said he has received ested in taking it herself when she is eligible. hundreds of positive e-mails from students both “I’m personally a huge Gaga fan, but I’m within and outside of USC. also really interested in how she managed her Lauren Veline, a freshman advertising major incredible rise to fame,” Veline said. “There at USC, said she thinks it is wise for the univer- is no one who doesn’t know Lady Gaga, and sity to use Lady Gaga as the focus of the course whether you love her or hate her, it’s hard not to because of the pop star’s current popularity be intrigued by her.” email@example.com both nationally and worldwide.
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he slick Motorola Razr phones of the past have been tossed aside, replaced by a new trend of bulkier smart phones capable of an ever-growing amount of features. Currently, three phones — the Blackberry, iPhone, and Droid — dominate the smart phone market. These phones differ greatly in the features they offer and what they do. The real question is which phone best matches each college at Syracuse University. “Smart phones are a personal choice, it really depends on how the user plans on using the device,” said Derrick Cogburn, an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies. Although Cogburn stressed that phones should be chosen based on comfortableness and personal choice, he emphasized that the iPhone is probably the best smart phone for all of the colleges at SU. Cogburn said each college has its own reason why the iPhone is a better match than the Droid or Blackberry. Of the three, the
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Blackberry is the least suited for academic purposes, he said. The iPhone is better for meeting the academic needs of students. The iPhone is the best smart phone for SU students due to its maturity in the market and number of applications available, said David Molta, an assistant dean for technology and undergraduate program director at the iSchool, in an e-mail. “The probability of finding one that complements the curriculum is probably higher,” he said. For the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Blackberrys are especially useless as they are diminishing among corporate sectors, Cogburn said. Many businesses are switching to
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SUArt Galleries opens two new exhibits Tuesday afternoon By Noah Silverstein CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Syracuse University now has some New York City style, thanks to SUArt Galleries. The gallery, located in the Shaffer Art Building, opened two new exhibits Tuesday. The collection, “Run and Tell That! New Work from New York,” features creations from 21 New York City artists. The pieces in the collection range from bright eye-catching paintings to 3-D pieces. Though most of the gallery focused on the “Run and Tell That!” exhibit, the gallery also opened “From the Studio to the Salon: Selections from The Dahesh Museum of Art and the Collections of Syracuse University,” a look at European art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Both collections will remain in the gallery until Jan. 9. Today, several of the exhibit’s artists will hold a panel discussion with the
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good idea to use what consumers are using.” Lin said she usually uses her phone for academic purposes when receiving e-mails and planning her week on the calendar application. Carlos Salgado, a freshman civil engineering major in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, uses his Blackberry Curve for school e-mails, Blackberry messaging, or BBMing, friends and browsing the Web. “The iPhone has more uses, but the Blackberry is more reliable and easier to use,” Salgado said. “It doesn’t have many apps, but I use it more for a social connection anyway.”
gallery’s curators. The gallery is co-curated by SU alumnus Eric Gleason, sales director at Marlborough Chelsea, an art gallery in New York City, and David Prince, associate director of the gallery. Prince said all of the art in the show was contemporary, the latest piece dating to 2008. Prince said a large reason for choosing a modern collection is to attract students to the gallery. “The intent of the gallery is to bring recent art from New York City to campus for the art students, and any students interested, to show what is currently being done in New York,” he said. Despite the push to draw students in, student attendance for the gallery was low at the 11 a.m. opening. The gallery was well-organized, put together much like a contemporary museum in New York City. The further into the gallery a visitor
wanders, the more the collection varies, with its pieces presented side by side. In one section of the gallery, a large, bright pink mosaic was fixed alongside a decorative chair upholstered with several layers of material. Kaley Brown, a first-year museum studies graduate student, said the space in the gallery was designed and organized by SU staff and alumni. There were several 3-D installations in the gallery. Some of the pieces were fixed in the middle of the gallery’s rooms. Brown said these specific pieces are more eye-catching to the average visitor. “It gives them something more to interpret,” Brown said. “Artists have different intentions for their work, and they are displayed in their pieces.” Prince pointed out that there is a diverse list of artists with nationalities ranging from
Somalian to Japanese. “We also wanted to create a diversity of media and artists, not only in nationality but in gender as well,” he said. Some of Prince’s favorite works in the show included a 3-D piece by Valerie Hegarty entitled “Autumn on the Wissahickon with Tree,” which he said is inspired by nature and displays a violently torn-up painting with remains on the ground. The pink mosaic was created by Steven Charles. Entitled “still life,” the artist used different brush strokes and real pictures, which added a different texture and dimension. Brown said she liked the show, despite the fact that modern art can intimidate some people. “If you come into the gallery and take time to look at and appreciate the pieces, you can get a good feeling for them.”
College students are drawn to the Blackberry for social reasons, Cogburn said. The Blackberry is specially geared toward e-mailing and instant communication. The biggest draw to the Blackberry is BBM, which allows users to instant message each other and is a lot quicker than text messaging. “It’s called the network effect: the more people that have it, the more that are able to use it and connect with each other,” said Cogburn, explaining the conformity that goes into choosing a Blackberry. Cogburn said students choose the Blackberry because of network externalities, which means if students don’t use a Blackberry, they feel left out. Along with the social connotations that come with a Blackberry, this smart phone has an eco-
nomic appeal. Most Blackberrys are cheaper than both the Droid and iPhone but similar in data and text messaging costs, Cogburn said. Most students use their phones for the social aspect of their lives rather than the academic side, Cogburn said. Any phone that provides features such as tweeting, updating Facebook statuses, sharing and uploading photos, and connecting with friends fits the needs of most students, Cogburn said. Some students may even be better off without a smart phone altogether. “It may be an overkill for many people. Some don’t really want to be as connected,” Cogburn said. Cogburn said students should instead choose a feature phone, generally offered very cheap or
even free from services. The difference is in the applications, along with conference calls and grouping contacts, which make smart phones beneficial for users. One issue with smart phones is that they are becoming almost like mini-computers and less of a phone. Cogburn said he rarely ever makes calls from his cell phone, at best once a day. Cogburn said he was a dedicated iPhone user and has had every iPhone because of the way it fits him personally. “No school or college is going to tell you how to store your media,” Cogburn said. “The iPhone is best for managing.”
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Quick change Simple alterations to daytime outﬁts make for versatile evening attire
By Alexa Pizzi STAFF WRITER
yracuse University students are no strangers to fast-paced days and jampacked schedules. Many students like to relax toward the end of the week, but by the time you finish your homework, travel back and forth to class, find some time to eat and get ready for the night, you may be too exhausted to go out. There’s rarely enough time to change your look from day to night as you transition from classes to your social life. The good thing is this: You don’t always need to go home to make your daytime outfit last through the night. Leggings, a basic white T-shirt, brown boots and a long sweater are the perfect combination for early-class comfort. However, this outfit is not ideal for the bars after class. Short black booties are light enough to carry in your tote bag throughout the day. Opt for ankle boots instead of knee-length boots for a sexier look. Plus, it’s just easier to keep in your bag. You can still wear the leggings and white cotton T-shirt, but throw on a fitted blazer for a touch of class. Add a few pieces of jewelry, such as a pair of flashy stud earrings or a chunky necklace with a lot of shine. This morning outfit, with the help of a few staple items, now says you’re ready to party. Maybe dark denim jeggings paired with an oversized tank and an American Apparel zip-up hoodie is more your style. This outfit is ideal for any classes you have that day but too dresseddown for what you have planned that night. By the time you finish your homework in E.S. Bird Library, it’s already 9:30 p.m. and there’s not
enough time to run back to your apartment to change. Good thing you decided to bring a short black miniskirt and a pair of your sexiest heels with you. Ditch the jeggings for the skirt and tuck in the tank. This look, paired with strappy heels, will hint that you’re headed for Armory Square for a night on the town. Like any typical day in Syracuse, it’s probably freezing out. You’re getting ready for class by wearing a pair of chunky sweater tights, an oversized sweater dress and your favorite worn-in Ugg boots. Though the outfit is comfortable, it’s nothing you would want to wear to Chuck’s Cafe. The outfit is so cozy that if you went all the way back home to change, you’d never make it past the couch. Instead of your go-to Uggs, slip on a pair of over-the-knee black leather boots. They will fit inside any book bag. Add a studded or embellished black belt around the waist and some faux diamond studs. If you have five textbooks crammed in that overpacked satchel, there isn’t going to be room for any clothing or shoes. But don’t worry: You can start from scratch with plenty of versatile outfits that can be worn straight through from morning to night. Wear black jeggings to class with a shimmery or jewel-encrusted tee or tank and a leather jacket to fend off the bitter winds on the Hill. If you’re not into bedazzling, animal print is an appropriate substitute. The busy life of an SU student can be made much simpler with just a few wardrobe adjustments. Don’t let a lack of time mean a lack of style. firstname.lastname@example.org
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After disappointing start to season, Hokies win 7 straight By Zach Brown Staff Writer
In the minds of Bruce Taylor and Eddie Whitley, Virginia Tech’s turnaround began immediately following its second game of the season. The first week for the Hokies could not have gone any worse. Virginia Tech suffered a heartbreaking 33-30 loss to Boise State in the final minutes of a Monday night game on national television. Six days later, the Hokies endured a devastating 21-16 loss to Football Championship Subdivision opponent James Madison on its home turf. The Hokies, which started the season ranked No. 10 in the country, was 0-2 for the first time since 1995. But Whitley, a junior safety, and Taylor, a sophomore linebacker, agreed that though their season hit a low point following that loss to JMU, the turnaround began once the game was done. “It was different for us, and we just made a stand at that time,” Whitley said. “We were like, ‘Look, it’s not going to happen again. We know we can win games. That’s what we are supposed to do, and we’re going to start doing it.’ And we’ve been doing it.” Since the disastrous beginning to its season, No. 16 Virginia Tech has rattled off seven straight wins. It is the only Atlantic Coast
“I don’t think words can really describe how it’s kind of turned around so dramatically. It’s huge and it’s a great feeling, but again I think we just finally came together, and we’re hitting on all cylinders.”
Virginia Tech stormed back to take the lead for good in the third quarter and pulled away for its first win of the season. But that victory was not the first sign of Virginia Tech’s persistence. Even though the team lost on a last-minute drive, the Hokies went down 17-0 to Boise State in the season opener before taking the lead in the second half. That loss to the Broncos turned out to be the only game in which Virginia Tech couldn’t complete the comeback. At North Carolina State on Oct. 2, Virginia Tech trailed 17-0 early in the second quarter before scoring twice in the last 1:27 of the game to secure a 41-30 win. The Hokies went down 14-0 to Georgia Tech Saturday, but a 90-yard kick return for a score with just more than two minutes left swung the game in Virginia Tech’s favor. And even in its 45-21 romp over Central Michigan, the Hokies went down 7-0 to the Chippewas on the first drive of the game. “I think it’s a little weird because in some cases it’s almost like we play better when we’re behind,” Smith said. “I don’t think there’s much panic or anxiety-type feeling. I just think that maybe in some kind of weird way, it just pushes us to play harder.” And behind this push through the adversity for the Hokies are the senior leaders, such as Smith and quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Taylor said through his four years at Virginia Tech, the upperclassmen have never had a bigger role than they did this year. The two losses to open the season forced them into it. It was their job to bring the team together and get things turned around. And it started immediately after the Hokies’ loss to James Madison. That game may have eliminated their shot at a national championship. But it marked the beginning of the turnaround for Virginia Tech’s season. “Now when you look at (the start of the year), it is what it is,” the linebacker Taylor said. “There’s nothing you can do about it now. It’s in the past. You’ve just got to focus on what you’re in control of, and what we’re in control of now is this ACC run.”
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Conference team with an unblemished conference record and holds a two-game lead in the Coastal Division standings. The Hokies’ (7-2, 5-0) resiliency has been on display, not only in salvaging its season but also in multiple comefrom-behind wins throughout the year. “I don’t think words can really describe how it’s kind of turned around so dramatically,” senior tight end Andre Smith said. “It’s huge and it’s a great feeling, but again I think we just finally came together, and we’re hitting on all cylinders.” Though Taylor and Whitley did say the turnaround started after the loss to James Madison, Virginia Tech very easily could have started off the season 0-3. The Saturday after the loss to the Dukes, the Hokies took on East Carolina, a team that upset them in the opening week of the 2008 season. The Pirates held a 10-point lead over Virginia Tech on two separate occasions in the first half, but the Hokies refused to surrender.
Weeden — 34-of-42, 435 yards, 3 TDs blackmon — 13 catches, 173 receiving yards, 1 TD, 1 carry, 69 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD
Weeden and the Cowboys ripped control of the Big 12 South away from Baylor with their 55-28 domination of the Bears in Stillwater, Okla. Saturday. The quarterback set a school record with 435 yards through the air, and the offense racked up 725 yards of total offense, breaking the school record it had set earlier this season. With star receiver Blackmon back from a one-game suspension, the Cowboys attack was nearly unstoppable, piling up 34 points before Baylor could even get on the scoreboard. Weeden went to his favorite target, Blackmon, from the get-go as the two combined for Oklahoma State’s first touchdown of the day from five yards out. Blackmon finished with 13 catches for 173 yards and that early touchdown and added a 69-yard touchdown run just after halftime.
courtesy of virginia tech athletic communications tyrod taylor and Virginia Tech are in position to win the ACC, turning their season around after an 0-2 start. The Hokies have won seven straight and are ranked No. 16. In addition to Weeden’s record for yardage in the game, the quarterback also set the school record with 34 completions on the day.
Team of the week No. 3 Texas Christian Last Week’s Result: W, 47-7 at No. 15 Utah
Slide over Boise State. There’s a new midmajor taking the lead in the hunt for an atlarge BCS berth in the championship game. The Horned Frogs secured their spot as the highest ranked mid-major by demolishing then-No. 5 Utah in Salt Lake City Saturday. Senior quarterback Andy Dalton powered TCU with 355 yards and three touchdowns through the air. The Horned Frogs No. 1-ranked defense also shut down the Utes’ attack, holding Utah score-
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SU earns 4th seed in NCAA tournament By Ryan Marfurt Staff Writer
Maggie Befort and her senior teammates were just freshmen the last time Syracuse faced Penn State. Since that 3-1 loss in University Park, Pa., SU’s field hockey program has seen tremendous growth, reaching the field hockey Final Four once since then. Three years later, SU’s journey back to the Final Four begins against the Nittany Lions on that same field where it was defeated. Syracuse will travel back to University Park as the No. 4 seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The announcement came during a webcast on NCAA.com Tuesday when the 16-team field for the tournament was announced. For Befort and her senior teammates, the road to that elusive national championship begins now. “It’s something that’s always in the back of your mind when you’re in January, when you’re in morning workouts and what not,” she said. “It’s here. For the rest of the seniors and myself, it’s our last one and our last go around.” Should the Orange win on Saturday, it would play the winner of Ohio State vs. Albany Sunday. The Orange automatically qualified for the tournament after winning the Big East tournament this past weekend. But the team still gathered in a filming room on the second floor of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center to learn of its opponent for this weekend. Junior forward Martina Loncarica said the No. 4 seed is something SU has been expecting all season long. “This was our expectation,” Loncarica said. “We knew we had to be here, so we worked hard for it. Now what we have to do is keep working hard and get the big one.” The birth in this year’s tournament marks the first time the school has made three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament. All three of the trips come under the leadership of head coach Ange Bradley, who has
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limitations from what Marrone called Monday a “banged-up” unit. It begins by following through in the trenches, where SU’s offensive line gave up three sacks and many more hurries, which led to rushed throws from Nassib. The Cardinals had four tackles for loss, and one of the sacks forced a fumble from Nassib that led Louisville to a touchdown three plays later. And that led to the Orange’s worst offensive showing in a half this season: 62 yards of offense and three points in the second half, while Louisville marched down the field on two long drives. “As a whole, we’re obviously disappointed that we were only able to put up three points in the second half,” Pugh said. “We kept getting behind on mistakes. We kept getting penalties.
dave trotman-wilkins | staff photographer The Syracuse field hockey team found out Tuesday night that it will travel to Penn State for its opening-round NCAA tournament matchup. The Orange is coming off a regular season in which it went undefeated in the Big East, winning the conference. now doubled the number of times SU has made it to the NCAA Tournament since she took over in 2007. Before Bradley’s hire, SU had only made it to the tournament three times — in 1993, 1995 and 2001. After a long season, Bradley took some time to reflect on the accomplishment and couldn’t help but be impressed by the growth the program has made. “That’s a huge accomplishment for Syracuse field hockey,” Bradley said. “It’s the second time in our history to be a top four seed.” Normally three of the top four seeded teams get to host their first two games in the tournament. In 2008, SU was the No. 3 seed and hosted the first leg of the postseason play at J.S. Coyne Field. This year the Orange gets no such luxury, but Bradley quickly turned down the thought of that affecting her squad. “You have to win two games whether you’re on the road or you’re at home,” Bradley said.” Bradley said the No. 4 seed is exactly what
she expected, but that didn’t stop the coach from being a little nervous. With perhaps the greatest senior class in school history and a team that is on the roll, Bradley realized how important her team’s seeding would be. Before the announcement show, the coach calmly sat on one of the chairs in the filming room, eating her dinner. But as soon as the webcast lit up the projection screen, Bradley leapt out of her chair, opting for a spot on the stairs. With her hands on her forehead, Bradley proposed her team’s possible seeding out loud, wondering where her team might end up. Penn State and Syracuse came across the board, and just like that, it was back to business for Bradley. “I was anxious, I’m excited,” Bradley said. “I can’t wait to see where we are going and what we are doing. “It’s nice now knowing what video I’ve got to go watch and what we have to prepare for. I’m going to meet in a few minutes with my coaches
and meet again tomorrow morning and get ready for practice.”
… Personally I had a penalty that was something I shouldn’t be doing.” With Louisville stacking the box and holding the SU run offense in the second half, Pugh and SU wide receiver Alec Lemon said Tuesday that the opportunity to open up the pass game was there. But Marrone said that combined with Louisville’s constant pressure, the Orange didn’t take advantage of those opportunities. “The situation last week was that they were always going to bring one more player than you can block,” Marrone said, “so it’s pretty difficult to hold the football to go down field. We were able to lock them up at times and throw it down the field. And then who should we throw it to? I’m just asking.” Lemon raised his hand to that question Tuesday. Lemon knows there were missed opportunities, such as his two drops Saturday against Louisville that would have been Syracuse touchdowns. With missed chances like those drops and SU’s
overall inability to stretch the field on offense Saturday, the Orange only recorded three pass plays of 10 yards or more against Louisville. But that doesn’t mean SU shouldn’t take chances. A perfect example, Lemon said, was his 51-yard touchdown pass from Nassib that tied the score briefly at 7-7. Lemon was able to expose a one-onone matchup in the Louisville secondary and get past the Cardinals’ safeties into the end zone. And with himself and Van Chew there at the receiver position, Lemon said there are plenty of opportunities if Rutgers uses that defensive blueprint against the Orange. “Van and I both feel that we can be thrown to and make big plays,” Lemon said. “We just want to go out there and show it to the team and our coaches.” Added Lemon: “When you see one-on-ones, you’re going to try to get it to the receivers and make the receivers make the plays. That’s the challenge that we receivers have to take.
They’re saying that they can guard us, and we have to go out and take that personally and play the game we can play.” And to Marrone, the possibilities are there as well. Rutgers is on the opposite end of the spectrum compared to Louisville’s pressure. Whereas the Cardinals are ranked 24th in the nation in sacks, the Scarlet Knights come in at No. 118 out of 120. A different scheme. A different defense. But likely, the same blueprint. Taking advantage of those opportunities comes with the Orange’s execution. “I hope so,” Marrone said when asked if he thinks Rutgers will attack SU’s offense with the same blueprint. “Because it gives us a chance to make bigger plays. It really does. … So when people see what we are doing, they know that there are plays out there, and we just have to make them.”
No easy task
The Syracuse field hockey team learned Tuesday it will be seeded fourth in the 2010 NCAA tournament. What follows in the first round is a trip to University Park, Pa., for a date with Penn State. Here are some key points in SU’s matchup vs. the Nittany Lions: • Penn State has won eight of its last 10 games, including wins over fellow NCAA tournament members Princeton and Michigan State. • Junior midfielder Jessica Longstreth is one of only five players in the nation with at least 10 goals and 15 assists. • Sophomore goalkeeper Ayla Halus is third in the country with a .815 save percentage
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Boeheim impressed with new players at end of exhibitions By Brett LoGiurato
attempts and enabling the smaller Le Moyne big men to strip the ball as he held it low. Overall, though, Boeheim was pleased with what he saw out of his new starting center, as well as the kid backing him up. “I thought our big guys came through it very well,” Boeheim said. “They were active, doing a lot of good things defensively, offensively. I was very pleased with how those guys played.” Moussa Keita, the 6-foot-10 center out of Oak Hill Academy (Va.) and originally from Senegal, played extended minutes in the past two games to likely prepare for an extended role thrust upon him due to the likely season-ending injury to sophomore DaShonte Riley. Moussa Keita played 17 minutes Tuesday and 15 minutes in the Orange’s first exhibition game against Kutztown. In the extra time, he said he and fellow freshman and roommate Melo have started to understand and complement each other down low. “When I come off sometime, (Melo) says, ‘Do this, do this,’” Moussa Keita said. “You just learn from each other.” For Waiters, the first game against Kutztown was about getting the jitters out. This time, it was just about playing basketball. The only other adjustment this time around, he said, was getting used to coming off the bench. Waiters scored 13 points in 23 minutes, dishing out five assists and shooting a perfect 4-for-4 from the free-throw line. But Boeheim still kept his performance in perspective, saying he had too quick of a trigger. “Dion is trying to figure out what he’s doing,” Boeheim said. “He’s never played where he doesn’t just take the ball and shoot. He’s working on things, and it’s going to be a work in progress. He’s a very talented player. I think some people misinterpreted him a bit. He’s far from the best guard that we’ve ever had here, but he’s very talented.” After a dominant debut performance against Kutztown in which he had 14 points, Fair scored six in his encore, also going 4-for-4 from the line.
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Fab Melo chuckled when he tried to explain the foul. He knew. Dumb freshman mistake. “Just a freshman mistake, man,” Melo said after Syracuse’s 91-48 exhibition win over Le Moyne Tuesday in the Carrier Dome. “It was a stupid foul.” Melo was talking about his third foul of the game, one that came as unnecessary and off the ball while the Dolphins were bringing the ball down the court. It was his third foul of the game with a whole 7:45 to play in the first half, and he already was in foul trouble. But Melo said his head coach Jim Boeheim wasn’t upset with him, much to Melo’s surprise. No classic Jim-Boeheim-is-displeased stare went Melo’s way. Boeheim, too, knows it’s just part of the freshman’s learning process. Part of the two-game learning process for the highly touted four-man freshman class for the Orange. In SU’s two-game exhibition stint before the regular season, all four — Melo, Baye Moussa Keita, Dion Waiters and C.J. Fair — were able to learn the ropes while getting extended playing time. And Boeheim was able to learn a little about each of the freshmen’s strengths and weaknesses. “They get to play here in the Dome for the first time,” Boeheim said. “We haven’t practiced here that much, so that’s important.” For Melo, in 17 minutes Tuesday against Le Moyne, it was about defensive domination, some struggles on offense and the inability to stay out of early foul trouble. Going up against a redshirt freshman from the Dolphins in 6-foot-10 center Jim Janson, Melo used his talent to dominate inside SU’s zone, recording two blocks. He didn’t stop using size to his advantage on the other end of the court, either, as six of his eight rebounds on the day came on the offensive end. But he also struggled with fundamentals on that end, fumbling passes, whiffing on alley-oop
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dion waiters impressed in his performance in SU’s second exhibition game, scoring 13 points in 23 minutes. The freshman also contributed five assists in the Orange’s win. All four will play roles in what Boeheim said will be a 10-man rotation going into the season. And with two freebies under their belts — and despite mistakes such as Melo’s foul on the way —
Boeheim likes what he sees. “I think these two games couldn’t have been better,” Boeheim said. “It’s a good starting point.”
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“Me and Mookie are two sharpshooters. We’ll be ready when our names are called.”
The percentage Syracuse shot from 3-point range after shooting just 17.2 percent against Kutztown. SU made 11-of-16 from beyond the arc Tuesday.
James Southerland The sophomore forward was one of three players tied for the team-high in points, with 13. But he was also active defensively and knocked down 3-of-4 shots from beyond the arc.
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Thanks to an alley-oop from Scoop Jardine, Kris Joseph slams home a dunk, putting Syracuse up by 30 points. With the 55-25 lead, the Orange capped a 14-0 run that put the game away.
zero Can Ozkaner The Le Moyne sophomore started, but scored just three points on 1-of-5 shooting from the field and 1-of-4 shooting from the free throw line.
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SU expects freshman Taft to bring needed 3-point prowess By Michael Cohen Asst. Copy Editor
La’Shay Taft has always had the green light. In all her years of AAU basketball growing up, she was never discouraged from letting her jump shot fly. So she just kept shooting. “For AAU most of the team’s I played on, I just had the green light to always do what I want,” said Taft, a freshman guard on the Syracuse women’s basketball team. “And I just started shooting because they just let me.” That shooter’s mentality took over Taft’s game. Through five consecutive years as a member of the Baltimore Cougars AAU squad, she honed her talent as a perimeter threat. By the time Taft was ready to graduate from Baltimore City College High School last spring, she had become one of the best 3-point shooters in the country. “La’Shay Taft is one of the better shooters out there nationally,” said Dan Olson, creator of
“That’s good that they have confidence in me because sometimes I don’t have confidence in myself. It is a real huge role, but I’m going to get it done.”
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Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. “She can fill it up, and I’ve seen that on a consistent basis.” Now Taft looks to apply her perimeter potency to a Syracuse offense that ranked ninth in the conference last year in 3-point field-goal percentage. With the departure of the program’s all-time leading scorer in Nicole Michael, head coach Quentin Hillsman wants the long-range shot to become a focus of this year’s offense. Taft is one of six players on the roster that must make up for the loss of Michael’s 58 3-point baskets from a year ago, which accounted for 33 percent of the team’s total. As that insatiable hunger to knock down each and every jump shot took hold, Taft sought help and instruction. Nearly seven days per
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Orange took care of business swiftly and easily, crushing Le Moyne 91-48 in front of 10,546 inside the Carrier Dome. The Orange finished the night an eye-popping 11-of-16 from beyond the arc, good for 68 percent. And it came one game after a dismal 5-of-29 (17.2 percent) performance in Syracuse’s first exhibition game last Tuesday against Kutztown. “They went in,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said when asked the difference between his team’s 3-point shooting in the two games. SU began its 3-point barrage early in the first half, finishing 6-of-10 in the first 20 minutes. First, Kris Joseph nailed two 3s in the game’s opening minutes, showcasing his much-improved jump shot. He swished in one from the right and
week during the offseason, she could be seen at a recreation center in Baltimore trying to keep up with the guys. Though she admits that most of the guys were better, that didn’t stop her from trying to reach their level. “I used to go to the Rec like every day and shoot around with the boys and get extra help,” Taft said. “It’s a lot of motivation because most of the time, they are really good. And I’m trying to keep up with them.” Playing with the guys has given Taft unbelievable range on her jump shot. Both Hillsman and teammate Carmen Tyson-Thomas said she can move “three or four” steps beyond the men’s 3-point arc and knock down shots without a problem. Tyson-Thomas admits that if there is anyone on the team right now that can’t be left open, it’s definitely Taft. She will drain those open looks and stretches the defense simply with her presence on the court. “She can shoot from deep,” Tyson-Thomas said. “Very quick release. She has a habit to create her own shot, but off the drive-and-kick, she’s going to knock it down.” In addition to Taft, Tyson-Thomas is one of those other shooters Hillsman is counting on to make open shots this season. She spent the summer in Syracuse working on mid-range and outside jumpers. Through hundreds of shots, she wanted to improve her 29.4 career 3-point percentage. After all that, she has developed a favorite spot on the floor at the top of the key. And that won’t tread on Taft, either, who prefers to stay deep in the corner for catch-and-shoot opportunities. “I think Carmen Tyson-Thomas is an untapped product,” Olson said. “I think her basketball ability hasn’t even reached its expectations yet.” But quality shooters along the perimeter do more than just put three points on the board for Hillsman’s offense. They also create gaps and open up space inside the arc when opposing teams have to contest jump shooters. In particular, this means more room for Big East All-Freshman center Kayla Alexander to operate. Defenders can’t collapse as much on her if Syracuse has capable shooters all along the outside. Just the threat of the long-range shot will stretch any defense the Orange faces. “If they’re going to be sitting in Kayla’s lap a little bit, we need those players to stand in the
got a nice bounce on the other that came from the top of the key. Between the two shots from beyond the arc, Joseph added a pull-up jumper. He finished the night 4-of-5 from the field. “We got a lot of open shots,” Joseph said. “My shooting is something that I’ve been working on all summer. My teammates did a good job of finding me on the perimeter so I didn’t have to force a shot up. I got open looks, and I was able to knock them down early.” Toward the end of the first half, Southerland and Jones took over as Joseph sat. Against Le Moyne’s defense, Southerland and Jones fired six 3-pointers in the first half — and made four of them. While the SU frontcourt got into foul trouble early, the 3-point onslaught led by the duo keyed a run near the end of the first half that blew the game open by halftime. Freshman center Fab Melo sat out the final 7:45 of the half after picking up his third foul of the game. Rick Jackson,
bridget streeter | photo editor la’shay taft is one of four freshmen on Syracuse this year. SU hopes her 3-point shooting can help fill the void left by the graduation of former SU star Nicole Michael. deep corners and make some shots,” Hillsman said. Much of that burden falls on Taft, and that’s a big role for a freshman to play. At times she said it has been overwhelming. But for any lapses in self-confidence, her teammates have been there to pick her back up. They’ve seen the talent, and they realize how valuable that long-range ability will be to
the team. So once again, Taft has the green light. And after years of practice and thousands of shots in the gym, she thinks she’s ready. “That’s good that they have confidence in me because sometimes I don’t have confidence in myself,” Taft said. “It is a real huge role, but I’m going to get it done.”
who shifted to the middle of Boeheim’s 2-3 zone, played with two fouls. “It was great,” Jones said of the run that would ensue, facilitated by him and Southerland. “Any time you get going to a crucial timeframe in the game and you start taking over, it’s a great thing. It was good. It really helped us.” As Le Moyne mounted a run with just fewer than seven minutes left in the half, Southerland and Jones traded baskets. Jones drained a 3-pointer, and Southerland followed with a jumper — on a pass from Jones — to give the Orange an eight-point lead. Southerland drained another 3 — from Jones. And finally, Jones hit his second trey of the game off an assist from, yes, Southerland. Jones finished the game with nine points, while Southerland had 13. They combined to go 6-of-9 from beyond the arc. “I feel like it’s just a connection,” Southerland
said. “We practice a lot, and we just know. He was open. I make a shot, the defense comes to me. That leaves Mookie open. And I just kick it to him because I know he’s going to make the shots.” The Dolphins couldn’t keep up. Led by Jones and Southerland, SU went on a 17-7 run to end the half and put the game out of reach. It was the same story in the second half, during which the Orange improved from its first-half 3-point percentage by hitting 5-of-6 from beyond the arc. First, Brandon Triche. Then, Scoop Jardine. Finally, Dion Waiters, and the 16-point halftime lead had turned into a complete blowout seven minutes into the half at 64-30. All started by Jones and Southerland. Sitting beside his locker after the game, all Southerland could do was smile again. Said Southerland: “The 3 definitely opens up the defense.”
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mo coyle | staff photographer rick jackson battles down low with Le Moyne forward Kevin Roth in Tuesday’s 91-48 Syracuse win. The Orange avenged an upset loss to the Dolphins last season.
By Brett LoGiurato
Behind strong 3-point showing, Syracuse dominates cross-town rival LeMoyne in exhibition
Asst. Sports Editor
t the 11:13 mark in the second half, Mookie Jones and James Southerland checked back into the game, the first second-half action for each. Left arm around Southerland, Jones smiled as the pair walked down the
court to set up in Syracuse’s defense. Their work was already done. They started it in the first half, and their teammates had finished it at the beginning of the second. “Me and Mookie are two sharpshooters,” Southerland said. “We’ll be ready when our names are called.”
SU offense looks to adjust to pressure defenses By Brett LoGiurato Asst. Sports Editor
Justin Pugh recognizes the blueprint of the Syracuse offense. Much like his head coach Doug Marrone talked about with regards to the defensive side of the ball Monday, the SU left tackle Pugh
knows where Rutgers will attack the Orange offense. Stop the pressure and run game. Make Ryan Nassib throw the ball. Make the SU offensive line hold. “They’re not a pressure team,” Pugh said of Rutgers. “They don’t blitz as
much. But I’m sure after seeing the film from Louisville and Cincinnati, they’re going to pressure. That’s something that we’ve kind of gotten used to.” Louisville used the blueprint to expose the Syracuse offense last weekend. Heading to Rutgers for its last
road contest of the season Saturday, the Orange will hope to adjust enough to avoid falling into its opponent’s blueprint once again. And that means executing, as well as perhaps switching a few things up offensively, despite the
see adjustments page 19
With a hot shooting night from beyond the arc — especially during a huge SU run that spanned the end of the first and beginning of the second halves — there was no repeat of Le Moyne’s shocking 2009 exhibition upset of Syracuse Tuesday. The
see le moyne page 21
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