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Long delivers last address President chosen to speak at commencement Christian V. Sammartino Staff Writer


lizabethtown College President Theodore Long has been chosen as the Commencement keynote speaker for the Class of 2011. President Long will address the members of the class on Saturday, May 21, during the 108th commencement in school history. “Having the opportunity to address our graduates is a remarkable honor, and I am deeply humbled by the invitation to do so,” Long said. “My hope is that in a few minutes, which all graduates and parents want to be short, I can inspire the graduates to live the deepest values of Elizabethtown, which so many of them have already exemplified during their academic careers here.” Long, who will retire from his presidential post in July, has brought a bounty of wisdom to the College. He has led the Blue Jay nation since Sept. 1, 1996, and has strengthened the academic foundation upon which his students and colleagues have been able to build upon. He has assisted the institution in creating

15 new programs during his career at the College. Under Long’s carefully crafted academic plan, an Occupational Therapy Masters Program was added to the College’s repertoire and other academic entities such as the core program were also revised. The President has enjoyed a close relationship with members of the Class of 2011. These relationships have helped to shape the memories of his time at the College. “I usually meet some members of an entering class at the first-year candlelight ceremony, and then I gradually learn more about them as time goes on,” Long said. “But for the Class of 2011, I built special relationships very early on.” Steve DiGrazia is an example of a student with whom Long has forged a relationship with over the last four years. “I met Steve DiGrazia in Spain the summer after his first year while he was studying there, and I was vacationing in the same area,” Long said. “When you are halfway around the world and connect with your students, that becomes a special

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Ebadi speaks: peacemaking, conflict, global citizenship Middle East and in Iran. She will also inform the audience about what can be learned from the Iranian Revolution. “These issues are important because the Middle East is undergoing a historical transfer,” Ebadi said. “If the

“Her visit gives us the occasion to focus on Iran and Iranian activities in light of the 2011 upheaval going on in the Middle East,” Craig said. onight, Thursday, April 14, Nobel Peace Prize Through this event, Ebadi hopes to teach Etown recipient Shirin Ebadi will be students, teachers and faculty about the hosting the 2011 Ware Lecture on issues in the world around them. Peacemaking in Leffler Chapel and “Students should familiarize themPerformance Center at 7:30 p.m. selves with the issues of the present Ebadi is in the United States times so that in the future they can to promote her newest book, play an important role in the American “The Golden Cage,” which was government’s focus on world issues,” released this past Tuesday, April Ebadi said. 12. For a month, she will travel to Because of all the problems currently different locations to speak about occurring in Iran, Ebadi has much exthis book. Etown will be her first perience with peace and violence. stop and then she will move on to “Iran actively promotes the overspeak in New York, Washington throw of governments in the region D.C. and Chicago. hoping to support replacement regimes This event is part of The Ware who will carry out the Iranian revoluColloquium on Peacemaking and tionary agenda,” Craig said. Global Citizenship at Elizabethtown In 2003, Ebadi was awarded the NoCollege, which was created in 2006 bel Peace Prize for her work as a human with a $1 million gift from Judy rights activist. She is also the founder and and Paul Ware. Judy Ware graduleader of the Association for Support of ated from the College in 1968 and Children’s Rights in Iran. is currently serving on the board In addition to her career as a lawyer in of trustees. The purpose of this Iran, Ebadi has written many academic Courtesy Photo program is to provide students with Shirin Ebadi is a Nobel Peace Prize winning human rights activist. She is in the United books and articles about human rights. more opportunities to learn about States to promote her latest novel,“The Golden Cage.” Elizabethtown is her first stop. In her books, Ebadi discusses the violathree major themes: peacemaking, tions of human rights that frequently occonflict resolution and global citizenship. Middle East becomes democratic it will impact other cur in Iran. “By and through reading my books, one can “Students are the future leaders of this country,” Ebadi nondemocratic regions and countries.” learn peaceful ways of fighting such injustice,” she said. said through her interpreter Shirin Ershadi. “Talking to Ambassador-in-Residence for Global Citizenship While this event is free, tickets are required in order them is like talking to the future leaders.” John Craig believes this lecture will also bring a new to attend. To obtain a ticket, call the College’s Ticket Ebadi’s speech will focus on the recent issues in the focus on Iran to campus. Hotline at 717-361-4757. Tara B. Hayes Features Editor



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College Board data systems hacked, information threat Melissa A. Mandia Staff Writer


tudents on college campuses nationwide are familiar with the vital resource known as College Board. Here, more than seven million college-bound scholars are currently registered to compare about 6,000 different institutions and see how their SAT scores and high school grades stack up. Recently, appeared on a list of websites threatened by a security breach of the Epsilon online database. Epsilon is an Internet-based marketing division of Alliance Data Systems Corporation. The names and email addresses of certain clients were compromised in what could be one of the largest online hacks in U.S. history, including big-name companies such as Citigroup Bank, Capital One Financial Corporation, Verizon Wireless, Walgreens, the Home Shopping Network and TiVo. The public relations department at Epsilon warned customers that some of their private information was compromised. In emails to the affected clients, Epsilon stated that no social security numbers or credit card information seems to have been revealed. More than 40 states have laws that require businesses to alert customers when potentially sensitive information

substantially more information was compromised than the one that took place earlier this month. Heartland reported that hacker Albert Gonzalez exposed not only credit card numbers but expiration dates and bank codes as well. He ended up stealing more than 40 million identities and was punished with 20 years in jail. Even before the Heartland case, hackers were shaking up the world of cyberspace. In the 1980s, Robert Tappman Morris created the Morris Worm while studying at Cornell UniPhoto: versity. His virus completely ruined Epsilon, an Internet-based marketing division of Alliance Data Systems Corporation, more than 6,000 computers. reveals names and email addresses of certain clients that were compromised.The “I remember when identity theft hack is one of the largest in U.S. history. first reared its head into daily converthere have already been around 112 not the consumers who have been vio- sation,” sophomore Beth Koren said. breaches in 2011 so far, and 662 took lated,” sophomore Arielle Harris said. “There was a sense of panic among “It makes you wonder what their real everyone … who exactly is responsible place in 2010. “As a high school student, I used motives are, staying true to their cus- for this happening? How can I prevent College Board a lot to figure out what tomers or protecting their own image.” this in the future? Do people have my Before this debacle, the most recent information? There have always been school I wanted to go to,” Elizabethtown College sophomore Johanna and impactful online hack took place a lot of unanswered questions.” Many of the companies on the Goslin said. “It’s scary to think that in 2009 when a New Jersey credit card current list of hacked databases have hackers may now have my name and a company’s database was breached on way to contact me just because I used a huge scale. According to The Wall extensive security precautions set in this website to help me in my search- Street Journal, Heartland Payment place. However, as long as technology Systems Inc. was averaging 100 million keeps improving, hackers will continue ing process.” When reporters asked Epsilon credit card transactions a month at the to improve with it and outsmart the online systems put in place to keep spokespeople if they had any additional time it was infiltrated. them away. In the 2009 instance, however, information to share with the public, may have been viewed by an unauthorized source. The non-profit organization Identity Theft Resource Center works to inform people about security breaches by posting weekly reports on its website. According to the ITRC,

they neither confirmed nor denied any information about clients allegedly on the list of breached companies. “I don’t like that Epsilon is being so secretive about the exact extent of this breach. They are the ones in the wrong,


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Japanese nuclear radiation peaks

Peter S. Northrop Assistant Editor


arlier this week, the nuclear regulatory agency in Japan raised the warning level at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant to the highest possible peak of alertness. This latest rise in severity now puts Japan’s nuclear crisis on par with what happened in Chernobyl, Ukraine.

However, the operators of the plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company, estimate that Fukushima Dai-ichi may very well release more radiation than Chernobyl ever did. Despite the comparisons made by the press coverage the two incidents are completely differ-


The nuclear regulatory agency in Japan has raised the warning level at the Fukushima Daiichi, the raise brings the issue to the same level as Chernobyl.

According to the Huffington Post, regulators jumped the warning level from five to seven on a scale set by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The agency describes any incident scoring seven on this scale is described as a “major release of radioactive material with widespread health and environmental effects requiring implementation of planned and extended “countermeasures.” The 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is the only event historically to reach a similar ranking. However, the exact amount of radiation released and subsequent environmental damage is still unclear. Hidehiko Nishiyama of Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) told CNN that Fukushima Daiichi has only leaked 10 percent of what Chernobyl did.

ent from each other. Chernobyl was an explosion that released a cloud of radioactivity that covered most of the northern hemisphere. The vast majority of Chernobyl’s radiation was released in a single day. Fukushima’s emergency originated during the earthquake and tsunami last month. The tsunami hit the plant hard, knocking out cooling systems and damaging the structure of several reactors at the site. From there, two reactors slowly began to melt down as workers frantically tried to get the plant under control. Since then, radiation has slowly leaked into the air, soil and seawater. Still, there is a lot of work to be done in Japan. There’s no telling how broad the social or environmental implications of this ongoing disaster will be.

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Long speaks at final graduation “It will include ideas about the deep meaning of an Etown education, along with an outlook on what is considered the most important things for graduates to take with them into the future.”

- President Long bond. Little did I know then what kind of leader Steve would become, much less that he would serve on the search committee to recommend my successor.” While the President wants to reserve the intricacies of the speech for the graduates, he did shed some light on the themes that he will address. “It will include ideas about the deep meaning of an Etown education, along with an outlook on what I consider the most important things for graduates to take with them into the future,” Long said. “This is a very special educational community, and I want to try to convey that heritage to them and also signal how they can carry the genius of Elizabethtown into the rest of the world.”

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If only our professors pulled this kind of nonsense In what can only be described as the most awesome in-class demonstration ever, Jack Rappaport, a professor of business at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, hired three strippers to come to his class and give lap dances to willing students. Strippers even eagerly serviced Rappaport while he lectured the class. While it remains unclear exactly why Rappaport hired the exotic dancers, students told local newspapers that they were “a part of the lesson” that day. Rappaport’s class focused on how Platonic and Hegelian ethics apply to business practices. Rappaport was suspended after Paul Brazina, dean of the business school, came in and forcibly dismissed the class after discovering that strippers were dancing on students.

Another easily overlooked minority lashes out at Hollywood abuse… You can’t please anyone these days. Recently, a self-proclaimed warlock by the name of Christian Day came out advocating against Universal Pictures’ latest stoner comedy: “Your Highness.” He called for theaters to ban the film, because he felt the movie portrays his warlock brethren in a bad light. Apparently, the villain in the film is a warlock with a proclivity toward deflowering virgins and generally raising hell on a national level. In an interview with TMZ, Day said, “I hope people boycott this movie and movies like it so that Hollywood is inspired to release more positive films about Witches and Warlocks … we’re the good guys and gals!” That is — real witches and warlocks. In real life. I don’t know what the bigger news here is: that there are real warlocks and witches in the world, or that they are offended.

Tired of Etown? Boy, have we got the college for you Recently, 56-year-old Ray Logan started teaching courses at what is now affectionately called “Marijuana State University” in Portland, Maine. While it’s only a three-hour monthly workshop and not an accredited university, it still offers valuable lessons in how to legally grow the coveted weed in Maine. Logan started the “university” after Maine legalized medical marijuana — allowing people with a prescription to purchase the potent plant. However, Logan admits that he’s been growing weed illegally for 30 years. You go, Ray Logan.


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Clarinetfest celebrates lifelong dedication to music Patricia A. Cangelosi Copy Editor

sophomore ECCC member Brian Wilson said. “It’s going to be a pretty spectacular thing.” Wilson will perform tonight along with juniors larinetfest 2011 is Tanna Leigh Gibble and Stephanie Gingrich, more than just a sophomore Kim Keller and first-years Sarah concert, it is an occasion Radzieski and Stephanie Strauss. to pay homage to a man Each of the clarinet ensembles from the variwho served his counous participating schools will perform separatetr y through his muly, and then the groups will combine for a mass sical gifts. Lieutenant choir piece at the end of the program, according Commander Anthony to Shiffer. In addition, a faculty clarinet quartet A. Mitchell dedicated including Shiffer will perform. a career to the United ECCC plans to play a few of Bartok’s RoStates Navy Band, and manian folk dances, a Sinfonietta by Mozart his grandson, Etown and a more contemporary piece called “Blue a lumnus Pau l E dger Twilight,” Wilson said. A piece called “Acro(’08), donated Mitchell’s bats” will conclude the show, featuring all of music library to the Colthe groups at once. lege’s Fine and PerformShiffer will serve as the host conductor of ing Arts program. Clarinetfest and play the bass clarinet with her “This concert is our Courtesy Photo colleagues tonight. She explained that ECCC is way to pay tribute to this The Elizabethtown College Clarinet Choir rehearses in their classroom. Clarinetfest an elective group and that anyone who plays the man and his musical ca- 2011 is a tribute to Lieutenant Commander Anthony A. Mitchell, who performed with clarinet is welcome to join. Students have the reer,” adjunct instructor the United States Navy Band.This event is tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Gibble Auditorium. option to register for it as a half-credit pass/fail of clarinet Faith Shiffer course. Shiffer encourages all clarinet majors to explained. She and Edger will offer opening remarks The event will showcase student performers from participate, but it is not required of them. at the event, which will take place tonight in Gibble Dickinson College, Lancaster Bible College, Messiah Wilson is excited about this chance to show off Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. College, Millersville University and West Chester ECCC’s talents and encourages everyone in the camShiffer is responsible for coordinating the event, University, as well as Etown. Admission is free, and pus community to attend. He believes that the music which sponsored by the Department of Fine and all are welcome to attend. will be appealing to virtually any audience: “There’s Performing Arts. The Elizabethtown College Clarinet “It’s not very often that you get to hear mass enough of a variety of music that anyone who likes Choir (ECCC) will team up with ensembles from numbers of clarinets outside of band, not to mention classical – and sometimes not so classical – music is other institutions for a night of memorable music. all the different groups all coming to play music,” sure to enjoy themselves.”


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Updated art collection showcases unrecognized artists Thomas R. O’Connell Staff Writer


ven though Collage has only been around for a short period of time, it has already proved to become a major hit among students, faculty and staff. Collage, the art gallery located in the main hallway of The Center for Student Success, began this past December by Assistant Director of Academic Advising Jean-Paul Benowitz. Collage welcomes submissions from anybody in the Elizabethtown College community who would like to put their art on display. “We don’t say no, we say yes,” Benowitz said. “I want people to feel inspired, recognize the many gifted people on campus and contribute to the beauty of our campus.” This, Benowitz said, is what Collage is all about. Currently, Collage consists of work contributed by people all over campus, such as first-year student Jessica Howard, Susan Darling of Mailing Services, Marketplace Chef Micah Lewis, communications professor Hans Wennberg and Information and Recruiting Coordinator Jennifer Besse. Some of the artists whose work is shown in the exhibit are well established, such as Darling, while others simply consider art a hobby. Regardless of one’s status in the art community, every piece on display comes together to present a very impressive gallery. The

once-bland hallway now has people going out of their way to admire the art. Collage will display a whole new batch of art starting this May, with contributions from more of the talented

Recruiting Coordinator at Etown, Besse was an archaeological illustrator who drew lithics, figurines and different seals from the Harrapan culture. One piece of her work even made it on the cover of

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Collage was created in the main hallway of The Center for Student Success by Assistant Director of Academic Advising Jean-Paul Benowitz this past December. In May, new works will be displayed in the gallery.

artists of our community. The first submission into the gallery is a drawing of a vessel, created for an archaeological dig in Oaxaca, Mexico, by Besse. The vessel is believed to have been used for ceremonies, and Besse believes the vessel is supposed to resemble a jaguar. Before becoming the Information and

the magazine Meso-American Antiquity. Although Besse is no longer an archaeological illustrator, she still enjoys drawing as a hobby and stress reliever. She noted that not only does she use art as a way to alleviate stress, but also because she wants to do something with her creativity. “People 3,000 years ago

were stressed and had their own problems, but they still put together creative pieces of art. Even when I feel stressed, I like to take the time to be creative,” Besse said. Wennberg currently has two photographs in the exhibit and said he may contribute more in the future. “I think Collage is a good thing because it encourages people to show their work. There are a lot of talented people on this campus,” he said. Wennberg has had his photographs in five personal gallery shows, as well as in the Hess Gallery here on campus. Although Besse and Wennberg have both had their work recognized, this is not true for each person featured in Collage. This, Benowitz said, is the reason he put the exhibit together. He knows that there are many talented individuals in this community who have never been recognized but deserve recognition. Collage also serves as a major confidence booster. One reason artists on campus have never publicly shown their work before may be because they are worried it is not good enough. However, Benowitz pointed out that all of the artists are talented. There have even been offers by people outside of our school to purchase some of the art. Collage does much more than just add beauty to a once-boring hallway: it is a way to celebrate the individuals in our community and learn about all of the different artists.

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SCAD keynote speaker McBride shares success, advice Katie A. Bamberger Asst. Campus Life Editor


ollege isn’t job training,” James McBride, keynote speaker for this year’s Scholarship and Creative Arts Day, said. “College teaches you how to think. Students have the right to make mistakes and fail.” James McBride will highlight SCAD, the two-day conference beginning next Monday, April 18. To conclude the event, McBride and his jazz band will give a performance and presentation in Leffler Chapel at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19. “We’ll try to inspire,” McBride said. “I will talk about the right to fail. Failure teaches success. I think students are too hard on themselves,” McBride continued. “Going about thinking that a straight ‘A’ average will lead to a good life is limiting. What is it that you like to study? That is what’s most important,” he said, explaining that a liberal arts education is particularly valuable. “Anybody can make money. But not just anybody can lead a fulfilling life of purpose.” McBride continues to lead such a life. An author, musician and screenwriter, McBride has been a staff writer at The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and People Magazine. His work has additionally been featured in Rolling Stone, The New York Times and National Geographic. McBride’s debut novel, “Miracle at St. Anna,” was made into a major motion picture directed by film icon Spike Lee, released in 2008. “Song Yet Unsung” is his latest novel and was released in 2009. McBride is most widely known for his memoir “The Color of Water,” which spent more than two years on the New York Times Best Seller list and is now considered an American classic. Faculty, staff and students at Elizabethtown College participated in a discussion surrounding the book on Monday at the Writers House, led by Dr. Dana Mead, associate professor of English, who facilitated dialogue.

Dr. Brian Newsome, assistant professor of history, organized the event and said that the story is quite moving. “McBride’s book is both an autobiography and biography of his mother Ruth,” he said.


James McBride is the keynote speaker for Scholarship and Creative Arts Day this year.

McBride himself commented on the novel as well: “I wrote the book because in my late 20s, I couldn’t figure out who I was,” he said. “I realized I couldn’t figure out who I was until I figured out who my mother was.” McBride emphasized that both music and writing have given him the freedom to try to tell the story of how humans should get along. “Most artists believe

— deep inside — that people should get along, that we should be more accepting of each other,” he said. McBride did not always know that he would pursue writing and music, however. “Writing chooses you, you don’t choose writing,” he said. “I enjoy the relative freedom of writing more than I do music.” He explained that after a piece is written and edited, it is essentially finished. “With music, it’s a collaborative situation,” he continued. “Others take your work and bring it to life. That’s good and bad.” In addition to being a writer, McBride is a saxophonist and tours with a six-piece band, which will accompany him on his visit to Etown. Many on campus are already looking forward to McBride’s visit. Chosen by a SCAD committee consensus, co-chair and associate professor of education Dr. Rachel Finley-Bowman said that McBride’s diverse experiences and achievements as an author, musician and performer drew the attention of the committee. She emphasized that McBride’s novel has already generated discussion through the SCAD preview events. “His talk and performance on April 19 should be a great capstone to two days of student presentations and research,” Finley-Bowman said. Newsome also noted that he is looking forward to McBride’s presentation. “His story crosses boundaries of race and nationality, subjects that are of continuing relevance to the local, national and international communities of which we are a part,” he said. McBride already has some advice for college students. “Study what you like,” he said. “And study the liberal arts. The liberal arts teach you to think, and when you can think, you have a true chance to adapt to the ever-changing job market and to succeed,” he finished. “Elizabethtown College can teach a young person to think.” For more information on James McBride or SCAD, visit or

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“Dream Play” awakens Tara B. Hayes Features Editor


dream may be a wish your heart makes, but that doesn’t mean you want it to come true. The Elizabethtown College Theatre department conveys this message in its most recent production, “A Dream Play.” The play follows Agnes, daughter of the god Indra, through a terrible dream from which she cannot escape. During the dream, she leaves heaven after hearing many complaints from the people on Earth. Agnes, played by senior Emily Knitter, wants to find out what life as a human is really like. While Agnes is on Earth, she begins to realize how difficult life can be. She discovers that accomplishing dreams or desires isn’t always as wonderful as it seems. What makes this play unique is that it follows a structure similar to a dream. The scenes bounce around and don’t always make sense, leaving the audience confused. “I think it was inevitable that the audience was slightly unsure, but I think that’s what we wanted,” senior Michael O’Connell, who plays The Solicitor, said. “It’s good that they were a little confused.” To further emphasize the dream theme, Swanson created the Dream Ensemble. The ensemble consists of seven actors and actresses who perform silent scenes outside of the main action to represent dreams. These scenes are based on real dreams from the cast and crew. “I’m hoping the audience will appreciate the production and realize all of the hard work we put into it, even if they don’t necessarily understand the script,” Knitter said. This production opened April 8, and the actors were excited to share their work with their peers. “It’s not theatre with no audience. The audience is our reason to perform,” Swanson said. “They provide the ‘electricity’ or ‘chemistry.’” O’Connell said, “It’s definitely an adrenaline rush.” The production continues this weekend with three showings. On Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, the show will begin at 8 p.m. in Tempest Theatre. There is a matinee showing on Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m. in the same location. Tickets cost six dollars, and you can buy them at the Box Office, in advance at 717-361-1170 or by sending a request to

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Pup-E-Palooza Agnetha C. Serrame Correspondent


ogs are man’s best friend, and many people will agree to that. They may also be considered by some as the most beloved pets. To raise money and awareness in Elizabethtown, the K9 Club is holding an event called Pup-E-Palooza. The club has invited a lot of local organizations to join this event. This year is the sixth annual event, and various nonprofit organizations will come out and participate. Admission to the Pup-E-Palooza is free and all are welcome. This year, 21 organizations are participating, but only three were chosen for funds distribution. “We decide on the three organizations through a writ-

ing contest. We ask for each organization to write us briefly on why the funds should go to them,” sophomore Jaclyn Fichter, K9 club treasurer said. The officers asked the participating organizations to write a brief statement on why they deserve to share in the event profits and the three groups with the most convincing statements are given the funds raised by Pup-E-Palooza. During the event, there will be raffles and free food and the non-profit organizations will sell T-shirts. Another aspect of the event is to the cutest dog contest. Several students and employees of the College submitted photos of their furry friends in order to show off their dogs and win prizes.

The activities do not stop with games and free food; there will also be a pet caricaturist and adoptable dogs. The event well be held this Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. on Brinser Field, with a rain date of May 7, at the same time and place. According to sophomore and K9 club vice president Shannon McNamee, the main focus of PupE-Palooza is the dogs and their accompanying shelters. “It is a fun way to educate the students and local people about the organizations that have been making a difference around their community,” McNamee said. Not only are members of the College invited to this event, but also the Etown community. People will get

to see different kinds of dogs and mingle with the owners as they proudly walk their pets around Brinser Field. By coming to this event, people can save their fellow creatures, raise money for the organizations and have fun. K9 Club and the participating non-profit organizations and vendors invite everyone to and come support this event. Editors note: Due to predicted inclement weather, Pup-E-Palooz a w ill most likely be postponed to the rain date, Saturday, May 7. Email for updates.


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Global Citizenship, Civic Engagement shift focus Patricia A. Cangelosi Copy Editor


lthough Elizabethtown College’s Center for Global Citizenship and Center for Community and Civic Engagement split into two separate entities on April 4, they share common goals of engaging students and emphasizing peace and conflict transformation. John Craig, a former U.S. ambassador to Oman appointed by President Clinton, brings vast overseas experience to his new position as director of the Center for Global Citizenship. Since 2002, he had been a scholar in residence at the College. Nancy Valkenburg remains in her position as director of the Center for Community and Civic Engagement, which she says has not fundamentally changed. Provost Susan Traverso oversees both centers. “The role of the Center for Global Citizenship is to make global awareness and global participation a reality on campus,” Craig explained. He hopes to coordinate international experiences, programs, forums, speakers and discussions about a wide range of international topics. Craig would like to develop certain standards for the study abroad experience so it can truly enrich students’ education. “We aspire to promote skills that would allow students to go out into the world and resolve conflicts,” he said.

Craig wants to help students to see the context of their academic efforts and the relative place of American culture in the wider world culture. In addition, the Center will sponsor a Model U.N. program in conjunction with Dr. Oya Ozkanca, assistant professor of political science at the College. The group will eventually travel to Harvard University to participate in Harvard’s Model U.N., which brings together thousands of students from dozens of nations around the world. “A college with a Brethren heritage should be engaged in some sort of peace and conflict transformation,” Craig said. Traverso agreed. She pointed out that while the College does offer a peace and conflict studies minor, the concept needed to be emphasized more. This is part of the reason why she and Craig have requested a Fulbright Scholar from the Middle East to lecture about international communications and teach a course in Middle Eastern media. This scholar would also work with the Center for Global Citizenship on initiatives such as a faculty development seminar to educate about that area of the world. The Center also sponsors the Ware Colloquium, which advances the peacemaking cause; a Nobel Prize winner will speak tonight in Leffler Chapel (see News, page one for details). Craig would like to hire a part-time facilitator for peace and conflict transformation as well, who might

develop courses or lead workshops beginning in spring 2012. Meanwhile, the Center for Community and Civic Engagement is crunching numbers. “We’re trying to be more aggressive about data collection,” Valkenburg said. Faculty, campus clubs and SDLC members have been surveyed to measure how much service people actually do on this campus. The results are stunning. Last year, Valkenburg found that 95 percent of students had participated in some form of service during their time at the College. “I’m so proud of the students at Etown. The center is really all about them. We could never do this without them,” Valkenburg said. She also mentioned the positive feedback that community organizations and students almost always give after working with each other. All of the hard work paid off again when the College was awarded a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification: a nationally recognized designation for exceptional commitment to service and civic engagement.

The Center has recently taken on new projects such as Science in Motion, Sciences Elementary and a disaster relief initiative. Anyone on campus is welcome to participate in an existing project, but Valkenburg emphasizes the desire to cater to students’ needs individually. She said that service should not be a forced choice or a list of programs from which to select. She strives to be flexible and allow students to create their own projects, pursuing whatever might interest them in the community. “It is a great opportunity to try things on for size,” she said, which is an integral part of the college experience. Valkenburg’s office has moved from Nicarry 117 to Nicarry 236; an open house will be held this fall, but until then students are more than welcome to stop by and check it out. Although the two centers are now separate, they are not as different as many might think. Traverso reflected on their shared mission: “It’s about having programs that students feel connected to – that really enrich their education. We want to help students see that they can be


Making cents of education: tuition breakdown revealed Jamie L. Bartolino Staff Writer


magine that the tens of thousands of dollars that every Elizabethtown College student pays, whether out-ofpocket for the luckiest of us or, more commonly, through student loans, could be sized down to just one American dollar. This one dollar represents the $41,750 comprehensive fee that includes tuition and room and board for all full-time students living in dormitories on campus, including fifth year occupational therapy students; moreover, this one dollar represents your personal contribution to Etown. Many of us question year after year where our tuition money is spent, and whether it comes back to benefit us. After an enlightening conversation with Richard Bailey, Vice President of Finance, I hope to provide some answers to that question. It’s important to acknowledge that all full-time students’ tuitions are placed into a giant sum that Bailey calls the “institutional pool.” This pool, comprised of about $73 million dollars, is where the College draws funds for the various allocations it has a responsibility to keep up with. To make this explanation easier for all of us to understand, the College’s budget will be broken down into each student’s individual tuition. So you have your one dollar. Immediately, 35 cents of that dollar are given to Financial Aid and institutional discounts, which make up all of the scholarships that make it possible for most of us to come to Etown at all.

Those of us who are paying for college with fewer discounts and scholarships are actually helping to support those of us who need the money but don’t have it. It’s an interesting circle-of-life effect. Next, take out another two cents for student wages, an opportunity for all of us to earn back some of the money that we paid to the College initially. This leaves us with 63 cents remaining for the College to spend. Forty-eight of those remaining cents will be distributed to faculty and staff for their annual compensation and benefits. Before reacting to that number, think hard: what would a college be without its educators? While it’s true that most of our money is going toward these individuals, they are the essence of what makes colleges thrive. It’s helpful to look philosophically at the give and take of our relationship with these people: the money we pay that contributes towards their lifestyle is returned to us through the wealth of knowledge that we gain each year in our classes and the abundance of services available to us on campus. Additionally, Etown prides itself on providing quality and worthwhile benefits packages to faculty and staff; these packages were recently updated so that all domestic partners of faculty or staff members may share the same benefits as their spouse. What’s more, the new health care plan instituted by the government makes benefit packages more expensive for all businesses. The next ten cents (taken from our remaining 15) is put toward utility costs, debt services and project equipment for various improvements made to the campus each year. Some recent examples of this include new musical equipment purchased for the music de-

partment, renovations to the dorm lobbies, new machines and improvements to the shared Body Shop and improvements to the Jay’s Nest, including the brand new sushi bar. Now we are left with only five cents, but 20 cents are required to put toward all of the miscellaneous college expenses that Etown demands. Where does the College get the extra 15 cents that it does not yet have, you ask? This money is generously provided annually by gifts and grants given by outside donors, the College endowment fund, miscellaneous sources (such as the College Store and money earned from Special Events and Summer Programs) and CCEDL, Etown’s continuing education programs for adults. “We try to consider a series of variables before making new purchase decisions,” Bailey said. “These include how the project relates to our mission statement, any safety and security issues about it, market issues and regulatory pressures.” The Faculty Planning and Construction Committee must also agree to all new project ideas before the College may go forth with them. While many smaller projects are funded by students’ tuition money, larger ones are supported by financial reserves that the College holds, gifts from generous donors and the borrowing of necessary funds. The College acknowledges that some of its ambitions are larger than what student money will afford, and it must seek assistance from outside sources. The truth is, running a higher education institution isn’t all about us and what we want. We may look at our roughly $42,000 contribution to Elizabethtown and name the thousands of goods and services we could have bought ourselves, but in reality, part of our acceptance to the College (or any institution, for that matter) is also an agreement to support it. As I learned, each one of our tuition contributions plays an integral role in helping the College to function the way we expect it to. Similar to a household, where our parents pour most of their income into mortgages, upkeep, food and daily necessities, this institution needs us to survive. Because of each one of us, this college continues to improve and we get to call it our home. Images:,


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tudents are beginning to flock to the gym to get their bodies into perfect shape for the upcoming beach season. But exercising has many more perks than just looking good. Keeping your body in shape has both physical and emotional health benefits. According to Georgia State University (GSU), “Regular exercise and physical activity are extremely important and beneficial for long-term health and well-being.” GSU goes on to explain the different benefits of exercising which includes reducing the risk of heart disease, reducing the risk of premature death and reducing high blood pressure. There are many different types of exercises one can do. Elizabethtown College’s Athletic Trainer Tonya Miller broke down exercising into separate categories: anaerobic and aerobic. An example of anaerobic exercises would be lifting weights and an example of aerobic exercises would be basic running. Miller goes on to explain that one can do strength training compared to cardiovascular exercises; strength training referring to lifting dumbbells or using weight lifting machines and cardiovascular exercises relating to running or elliptical biking. According to GSU, strength training can increase muscular strength, improve flexibility and reduce body fat. Aerobic exercise can increase oxygen intake, lower heart rate and increase blood supply to muscles. The benefits to these different kinds of exercises can vary. This is why it is important to figure out what one wants from his or her workout. Of course, these exercises can be combined to get the best of both worlds. But why do people exercise? Is it really for all of these benefits or are they motivated by a different reason? “I know people who are motivated solely for the reason of wanting to stay in shape and look good because of pressures from society,” said the creator of the E-fit program, Heather Rhoads. “But others see it as a stress reliever activity because of the endorphins that are released, which makes us feel better.” Regardless of the reason, the benefits to exercise still remain the same. When figuring out what exercises to do, one should integrate activities that interest him or her. “Just incorporate something that you like to do. If you like basketball, go to the gym and shoot some hoops. If you like swimming, go to the pool and swim laps,” Rhoads said. “People restrict their minds to just a gym scenario or fitness class. There are a lot of different ways to incorporate exercise.” Etown students have plenty of opportunities to create a workout that fits in with their lifestyle. The Body Shop offers machines and a variety of exercise equipment. Students can also utilize Thompson Gymnasium to rent out sports equipment. There is a swimming pool on campus that has open swim for students at select hours. OSA is connected with E-Town Fitness Club, for which students can get passes and go to the classes offered at the gym. OSA also started its own fitness program in 2009 called E-fit, which runs three times per week. Monday night has a spinning class, Tuesday there is a kickboxing class, and Thursday night E-fit offers Butts, Guts and Pilates. The program is getting ready to introduce their newest class on Wednesday nights, Zumba. E-fit also does special fitness programs to give students a variety of activities in which to participate. This semester it was an eight-week program called Boot Camp. E-fit will also look to co-sponsor camping or kayaking trips. There are countless exercises students can do within the comfort of their own rooms. Students can use exercise TV or look up videos on YouTube. Current E-fit coordinator Katie Merk suggests doing jumping jacks or push-ups in between commercials while watching TV. This is a great way of mixing exercise into your daily routine. If students are looking for a good website to use as a resource, Rhoads suggests using The site provides a vast amount of information about workout plans and different kinds of exercises. Ultimately, finding the right exercises comes down to what a person is looking to get out of his or her workout routine. Whether it is for just looking good at the beach or releasing some stress, the health benefits will still stay the same. This is why exercise remains the healthiest habit in which we can indulge.

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owadays, people love to work out. They spend so much time in the gym, lifting weights, running, swimming, playing sports, etc. They even buy workout equipment to use at home, as well as workout videos and gaming systems such as the Nintendo Wii. Most people who work out do so with one goal in mind: to lose weight. Sure, there are some who work out to remain in good health or who just do it because they love it. But most folks engage in exercise routines to shed a few, or a lot, of pounds. Unfortunately, they fail to realize that they are wasting their precious time, energy and money. Exercise does NOT make you thin. Contrary to popular belief, working out every day and hitting the gym to lift weights will not necessarily lead to weight loss. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Heart Association (AHA) suggest that people engage in moderately intense cardio 30 minutes a day, five days a week or vigorously intense cardio 20 minutes a day, three days a week, and eight to ten weight-training exercises twice a week just to maintain good health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. In order to lose weight or maintain weight loss, the AHA and ACSM suggest 60 to 90 minutes of physical activity a day. But we all know that physical activity alone will not lead to a slimmer waist or a leaner, meaner bod. According to — a website built and sponsored by Demand Media and The Lance Armstrong Foundation that is dedicated to inspiring users who wish to lose weight and also providing health-related information — the amount of calories burned during exercise depends on a person’s weight. If you enjoy running and are somewhere around 125 pounds, you’d have to run for about a half hour in order to burn 240 calories. For those who weigh a bit more – around 185 pounds for instance — you’d burn about 355 calories in a 30-minute run. Some folks may think that’s a good amount of calories burned for that exercise, but in reality, it isn’t. Sophomores Jessica Strigle and Melissa McCarthy, both former athletes of their respective high schools, believe that people cannot just exercise and expect to lose weight. “If you want to lose weight, then you would have to eat less calories than you burn during a workout,” Strigle said. “I played basketball and ran track throughout high school, and for the most part, athletes were thinner, but there were also a few players on the team who were a bit overweight.” McCarthy, a former member of her school’s swimming, tennis, paddling and water polo teams, also believes that caloric burn must outweigh caloric intake. “You can exercise until you pass out everyday, but you won’t lose a single pound unless you are mindful of what you eat,” McCarthy said. “You can tone up or gain muscle mass by exercising or playing sports like I did, but don’t count on it making you thinner.” Combining exercise and dieting is the best way to go when trying to lose weight, right? Not necessarily. Dr. Timothy Church of the University of Louisiana explained after a weight loss experiment: “Those who exercised cancelled out the calories they had burned by eating more, generally as a form of self-reward.” People tend to go for a few pieces of fruit or maybe a small pastry after a workout, but fail to realize that this just undoes all of their hard work.” This is discouraging for folks trying to lose weight, but it’s the truth. So, why should we continue to exercise if it’s getting us nowhere? Do it because you love it. Do it to keep in good health, prevent chronic disease and promote a healthy lifestyle. Do it so that you’ll feel good about yourself and increase your overall fitness. But don’t begin an exercise routine hoping that it will make you lose a significant amount of weight, because you will be let down.


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Open Book Initiative begins for 2015 Ameeda Y. Lor Staff Writer


hrough the hard work of the Open Book Committee, the Open Book Initiative of Elizabethtown College is finally ready to take on the first-years of 2015, after eight years of work. During summer orientation, the incoming first-years will be given a book that is contingently funded. The chosen book for this year is “Three Cups of Tea.” First-years are to read the book before fall orientation. “Three Cups of Tea,” tells the story of Greg Mortensons’ heroic struggle in his transition from a mountaineer to a humanitarian, promoting peace and education to the children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Dr. Thomas Hagan, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry and assistant dean for the First-Year Program, and Beth Ann Zambella, director of High Library, are both co-chairs of the Open Book Common Read Initiative. They describe Open Book Initiative as a summer reading program designed to bring communities together in conversation. With this common experience, students will have the opportunity to explore and discuss the contents of the book. “Education is about the sharing of ideas, and exploring new ways to looking at something from a different perspective,” Hagan said. Common reads are popular on many college campuses, towns, cities and communities, from Washington State University to Susquehanna University. At Etown the common book program is used to promote first-years into the scholarly realm of college, where they will start to learn and think critically about different perspectives based on their readings. The Open Book Initiative will involve all faculty,

staff and students in interaction. The first-years will start off by working in small sessions during the start of fall orientation, in which they will discuss and reflect based on their reading. “We are welcoming the first-year students into the scholarly community and the scholarly conversation with our book selection each year and help start building community before students even get on campus,” Zambella stated. “We want them to get a sense of what it is like to tell a story. What sort of challenges, trials and tribulations does the story recount especially through the reading. Related to the college motto, ‘Educate for Service,’ how one person can make a difference. Perhaps through the reading faculty, staff and students will be more inclined to explore and share the gifts they have been given,” Hagan expressed. The co-chairs of the Open Book Common Read Initiative hope that the first-years will gain knowledge of how to approach their studies and life on campus from their challenge of transitioning into college. How can one person make a difference? Current first-years Steven Smith and Olivia Cesar, have different opinions on the initiative.“I think it’s a good idea to give the class a common subject and that the book’s goal is to gain a common experience for the entire class, bringing everyone together,” Smith said. Cesar was not as sure. “Personally, I like reading, but I never enjoy reading the books school assigns. I don’t see the harm in assigning the book, but I know many people will not read the book unless a test is given. I had to read books over the summer in high school, and I never gained anything from the readings,” Cesar said. “It is good that the school is trying to get students to read more by assigning the book because I know many people do not like to read.

• On April 10, Campus Security brought a non-Elizabethtown College student to their headquarters after finding the individual in Myer drinking underage. Officers followed the College’s policy and called the individual’s parents to come pick him up. Following the incident, Campus Security offered counseling services to the Etown student with whom the individual was staying with, as the student became extremely upset after the event took place. • The same day, Campus Security stopped a vehicle that was traveling down the College’s walkways. Officers found that the 16 yearold driver was intoxicated and thought it was a way to reach Hampton Rd. The Etown Borough police were called, and presently it is not known with what the individual will be charged. It is just the matter if students will take the book seriously.” The Open Book Committee includes Hagan, Zambella, Dr. Jean-Paul Benowitz, Allison Brigdeman, Professor Jesse Waters, Elizabeth Young and students Allison O’Boyle and Kelsie LeVan. The Committee will work hard to make this successful for the benefit of all incoming first-years. So get involved next year, first-year or not. Join the reading and gain the experience of sharing a common subject with Elizabethtown. If you have any more questions to ask about the Open Book Initiative, contact Dr. Thomas Hagan ( or BethAnn Zambella (

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Cliché Facebook profile photos disgust Kate M. Walsh Humor Columnist


he saying “a picture’s worth a thousand words” may be true for most photos, but when it comes to Facebook, the level of worth can be boiled down to about three letters: W.T.F. I don’t know why we do it. I don’t know what it is that drives us to stand in front of our bathroom mirrors and take photos of ourselves and our friends (with or without shirts). Scholars estimate that this cliché photo craze started somewhere between the years of Xanga and Myspace. Sadly, we may never know why people take these pictures. But we do know one thing: the madness must stop. The first step, of course, is identifying the problem. We must then educate the masses on Images: Image: Photos: Samantha T. Phillips recognizing these pictures, being sure to emphasize the key elements of such painful violations to the world of photography. Unfortunately, the task of deciding which pictures are considered cliché isn’t as easy as it sounds. What if the person is joking? What if, normally, they use a nice, respectable profile picture, one where they’re kissing babies or writing checks to orphanages? Should they be chastised for simply choosing the wrong photo one time? Of course not; first skim through the rest of the pictures to see if a pattern emerges. A general rule of thumb is if there are two or more violations, then cut the person completely out of your life. Since there hasn’t been much literature written on the subject (look for Kate Walsh’s “How-To De-Douche Your Profile Picture” hitting bookstores this summer), I took the liberty of drumming up a few examples (with images of course) to clear up any confusion. I hope that with these examples, you all can carry on the good fight and rid the Internet of the mirror poses once and for all. Violation #1: The “i look away when the camera is clearly pointed directly at me” picture

We get it; you’re artistic and don’t fall in line with convention. Looking straight ahead isn’t your thing. You want people to know that you’re different, that you’re an individual. Too bad nobody can see your actual face, thus solidifying your slow descent into obscurity. What they will remember is the lovely shot of your right ear and half of your eyebrow. Violation #2: the “look at us, we’re so in love! love, love, love!” picture

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Web issues

Spencer B. O’Dowd Guest Writer


have lost count of how many times I have been stricken with malware masquerading as antivirus software. This has happened on both my own computer and on network computers and on a plethora of sites. It has gotten to the point that I will try to get it off before going to ITS, and in most cases I’ll succeed. But the problem continues and continues. This is a problem that I have only experienced on campus; I have never had a problem with viruses elsewhere, be it at home, in the office off-campus, etc. And I’m not the only one. It seems that the Elizabethtown College computer network serves as a malware magnet. So many times I’ve heard people railing about faulty Internet connections and viruses; I can’t think of a time when I’ve taken my computer in to remove the latest piece of malware — that I can’t remove myself — when there hasn’t been two or three other computers sitting there undergoing the same diagnostic. With so much of the campus community relying on electronic communication to stay in contact with one another and to get information, both over the campus website and otherwise, it seems that network security is not kept up to the standard that it should be in order to safeguard itself.

There’s a good chance that I’m slowly turning into a bitter old hag, but I’m learning to deal with my future fate of 30 cats and sweatpants. What I can’t deal with, however, is the absurd amount of couples plaguing the Internet with pictures of themselves kissing and cuddling. I’m sure that every couple on Facebook is madly, head-over-heels in love, but that doesn’t mean I need to see the photographic evidence. The worst, though, are the couples that are sucking each other’s faces so hard, they look like some sort of demented Siamese twin. The old adage is true: keep your faces like that for too long, and they’ll be stuck that way forever. Imagine how disgusting sneezing would become. Violation #3: the “let’s take a thug picture of ourselves in the bathroom mirror” picture Kittens. Sweaters. Rainbows. These are just a few examples of things more thug than a bunch of preppy white girls throwing up gang signs from 1996. You’re not hood, you’ve never been to the “ghetto” and you have no idea what it means to live the “thug” life. I just wish that these people would throw these poses up in a public area, like for instance West Philadelphia. I can’t imagine it being easy to throw up a Crip sign while dodging the bullets that will soar at you from all directions. Violation #4: the doppelgänger picture


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Before you all charge at my dorm with pitchforks and torches, let me first explain myself. I’m not against loveable characters or even inanimate objects posing as your profile picture. On the contrary, I’ll probably be less pissed off with a doppelgänger of Ren and Stimpy than a picture of you posing with an award I’ll never win (see, I told you I was bitter). My only issue is that half the time I’m just too damn lazy to click through the rest of your photos to figure out who’s the real face behind the anime picture. Which, by the way, if you are going to pick a doppelgänger, can it at least be age-appropriate? I doubt that companies searching for your name will be impressed with the seventeen different Pokemon profile pictures you’ve selected. Do yourself a favor and leave that stuff in sixth grade where it belongs.



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Dan Kramer Class of 2014

“I want to ride an elephant.”

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“A zip line.”

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“A jungle-themed slip and slide.”

April 14, 2011

smothering mothering

Parental control: how much is too much? Alanna J. Delfino Staff Writer


here comes a point in teenagers’ lives when their mothers will no longer be their personal maid, cook and bank account. Yes, it’s that college thing, when young adolescents move away and develop into mature, independent college students. They must learn how to cook for themselves, clean for themselves and do the impossible: laundry. This is quite frightening: not many people are able to get that perfect “mom” touch and fold their clothes into neat, organized piles. While teenagers are able to let go and go on to endure these life challenges, parents remain the problem. It may be easy to say goodbye to your children when they leave for college, but it is just as easy to smother them thousands of miles away. Therein lies the problem: How much parental control is too much? “I don’t think parents should have control over their child’s grades or school life, but I do think they should be aware of what is going on in their child’s life, academic-wise,” sophomore Megan Steber said. I feel it is the parent’s job to make sure they are not overstepping their parental duties, and it is the child’s job not to let their parents run their lives. Here at Elizabethtown College, there are certain restrictions that give each student that privacy. Entering the first year, we are given a username and password to ECWeb. This resource enables all students to have access to their grades, early warnings, financial information and registration. I remember that we were instructed not to give anyone our password, including parents, because it gives access to personal information that is the students’, not the parents’. It can be incredibly easy for a parent to access this information with just the password, which could result in serious issues with changing schedules and checking grades. “I don’t think it is good for parents to

have a lot of control over their children’s grades. If there is too much control it will only hurt the child in the long run,” sophomore Laura Randazzo said. If a parent is able to access your school information, it is just like being at home with your parent looking over your shoulder, making sure you finish your homework. There is no breathing room, no space to branch out; mom and dad are always watching. “Personally, I think my mom is on the fence for this one. She doesn’t know all of my assignments, but does text, call and email everyday asking how I’m doing, what work I am getting done and if I am getting anything done,” Steber said. The purpose of going to college is to become independent and learn to take care of yourself. One of the main points of college is to help teach young adults what the real world is like. My experience moving away to college did just that. It helped me learn to be more independent and take care of myself. It was hard at first, but I actually enjoyed being able to live on my own, and having that kind of freedom is something that helped me grow into a young woman. Most parents feel that they are helping their child by overstepping just a bit to make sure they stay on top of their game. This type of situation is very common. Just by helping their son or daughter with a simple task, parents feel as if they are showing love. However, it is really taking the responsibility away from their child. Once they get in the routine of one doing favors, children can easily take advantage of their parents and use them more. For instance, one of the main transitions into college is learning how to do your own laundry. I mean, let’s face it: if you don’t have clean laundry then you’re doomed from the start. It is not as hard as it seems and once you do it a few times, you start to learn the shortcuts. One of the shortcuts I learned

is that instead of separating all of my clothes, I just use cold water so that the colors won’t bleed. Now I am not going to lie — when I go home for a certain school break I do allow my parents to do my laundry. It is a luxury, but I always keep in mind that in a week or so I will be back to doing my own laundry. But some people may embrace this break and expect their parents to wash their clothes all the time. They either go home every week or they have their parents come to school and do it for them there. “It is important that parents are supportive and keep in touch, but they shouldn’t be so overbearing that they are controlling their child’s work,” Steber said. So, between parents having access to their child’s school information, and performing little tasks such as laundry, the question arises: how much is too much? Look at it like this: when you have clean underwear 24/7 and homemade desserts delivered weekly, but you notice dancing class was taken out of your schedule, then this is too much!



Core classes offer enriching opportunity Daniel D. Darkow Staff Writer

M John Fuesler Class of 2011

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any students at Elizabethtown College believe that core class requirements are annoying and unnecessary. It can feel overwhelming sometimes if students have a lot of work to do for their classes for major requirements and on top of that have papers to write for core requirements. Many students realize that their major requirements are much more important than core in the scope of things and naturally put in less effort than they normally would in order to get only satisfactory grades. Despite many of my peers’ feelings, I believe that core classes are important, and I am glad that Etown has these requirements. The classes help students learn about areas of liberal arts disciplines. This allows them to step outside of their areas of study and appreciate what other fields have to offer. Some students engaging in liberal arts studies might find that they want to switch majors, something that might not have happened without a well-rounded core program. Studying liberal arts helps students to broaden their intellect, and at the very least it is a chance for them to give all of their brains a break from all the same type of studies. For example, a business scholar might want to take a drawing or creative expression class just to have something else to concentrate on instead of numbers and formulas. Likewise, an engineering

major might want to take a psychology class for a change of pace. Core classes help expand students’ knowledge, and at the same time these courses are an enriching opportunity to think differently. The core requirements at Etown are not too difficult to fulfill, and most of the time professors realize that students have to take these classes to graduate, so they do not make the classes overly demanding. Students should not say that the core classes are too hard, because they are structured for success. Of course there are always a few exceptions, but professors at Etown try to help as much as possible. Also, a liberal arts education is a great edge to have over others when trying to find a job. As stated on, “If employers see that you have a liberal arts education, they know that you have studied a variety of topics in your college career. Some you may have enjoyed tremendously and others you may have had no interest in at all, but the bare truth be told, knowledge comes from previous knowledge.” Just having an education that attempts to study a multitude of topics gives some employers the feeling that you are more qualified for a position because you have knowledge that other people did not have the opportunity to obtain. I believe that a liberal arts education is very important, and the fact that Etown requires this type of education is what makes the College special.

April 14, 2011


letter to the editor incoming students

First-year summer reading unfairly assigned Sara F. Neumann Staff Writer


’ll be honest: I’m a huge nerd. Now, this may be obvious to some of you, but I think this is needed background for what I’m about to discuss. By nerd, I mean that in elementary school, when all the other kids were playing on the swings or chasing each other around, I could be found on a bench with my face buried in a book. While I like to think I’ve developed more social skills since then, I still retain that nerdiness; my free time is usually spent reading an unassigned book, writing (because I feel like it) or even watching Harry Potter movies. That said, when I read that the incoming first-years would now be required to read “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson, even my internal, nerdy self rolled its eyes: college and summer work? That sounds like a terrible prank. Everyone knows the summer before college is spent being completely and totally unproductive, minus your shifts at the local Rita’s or chasing someone else’s children around the yard (I’m talking babysitting, people, not kidnapping). You’ve spent the past three-and-a-half years of your school career frantically trying to outdo all your classmates so that you can get into a better college and therefore have a better career, and ultimately, go to the class reunion to brag about what a great life you’ve had. A break from work is more than deserved! However, first-year Elizabethtown College students will not be carefree and unbound; before August 24 rolls around, they will have to read and comprehend “Three Cups of Tea” and be prepared to discuss it with their first-year seminar groups. Now, this does not sound like a terribly difficult task: read a book that is about 250 pages in under two-and-a-half months and read it well enough to comprehend the general plotline. Simple, right? Well, there are those who would beg to disagree. For some people, reading isn’t the enjoyable – and addicting – task that it is for me and my fellow nerds, and this I understand. Having grown up with a brother who refused to read anything that would not end with a test or a grade, I have seen the other side. Yet, I do not agree with

this statement in this situation; first-years are given a solid two and a half months to obtain and read the assigned book. This is more than an adequate amount of time needed to finish a 250-page book. Another argument is the applicability of the book to first-years. Why should they be interested in a book about a man who starts his own charity? Well, if you don’t get the connection between this theme and Etown College, I think you need a refresher on the school’s motto: Educate for Service. If this Image: book, which follows the journey of a man who sees the lack of funding for education in the Middle East and decides to do something about it, doesn’t fit into the spirit that Etown is trying to instill in its students, then I really don’t know what book does. The one argument that I see complete merit in is that having assigned summer reading is much more like high school than college and with this, I will totally agree. While “Three Cups of Tea” delivers a message that integrates well with the College’s, I don’t think that summer reading integrates well with the idea of college. There is no reason that first-years can’t read the book within their first-year seminars and hold discussions as they make their way through the reading. Now, I won’t lie; if I were an incoming first-year and found out I had to read a book before attending Etown … I’d probably jump on the chance to have a reason to read a new book (nerd, remember?). However, assigned summer reading for college freshmen seems to be a babying move by the College; there’s nothing difficult in being required to read a book during the semester, and there’s nothing wrong in giving first-years a break from work the summer before they begin college. Give them a break; they had to slave for years before they got into college. It won’t stunt the seminar groups or the students themselves, and it might even let them be lulled into a sense of ease before having work dumped on their shoulders the first day of classes.

letter to the editor

Honoring Linda Jack Longenecker Director of Campus Security


n behalf of the Campus Security Department, I would like to thank the campus community for their kind words and support due to the recent death of a member of our staff — Linda Warner. We greatly appreciated the excellent article in the Etownian written by Patricia Cangelosi. The article was well-written and was an excellent tribute to Linda’s life at the College and the many people that appreciated her being a part of their life. Linda started at the College in 1995. Throughout the years, she developed many friendships with many students and staff. In addition to having her own children, she became a “mom” to many students, especially international students, at the College. She was always there for them and helped them when she could. In fact, she became a “mom” for many of our staff out here at the College. She always had an ear to listen, a kind word or advice when we needed it, a smile on her face and a shoulder to lean on. She was a good friend to many, and we will miss her. She always worked diligently at her job. She developed many of the procedures and protocols for all of our dispatchers to follow. She trained many student dispatchers and full-time staff throughout the years. She worked countless hours of overtime to make sure that someone was always on duty and available to answer your phone calls and provide assistance. Linda provided that “friendly face” and calm demeanor when you needed help or just wanted to talk with someone. This semester, our department would like to plant a flower garden in the front of our building, outside the dispatcher’s window, in remembrance of Linda. It would be a tribute to her for the many hours she devoted to our campus community and from all of us to thank her for making our lives a little better. Linda, thank you for just being you, amd thank you for all that you provided for many of us at the College. We will all miss your voice, your friendly smile and you always being here when we needed you.

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Remaining optimistic despite defeats by Crusaders Christian V. Sammartino

Staff Writer

heading into the fifth inning, but scored three he Blue Jay baseball squad squared off runs to secure the lead. The Crusaders tied the with the Alvernia Crusaders in a threegame in the seventh and scored a run in the 14th game series last weekend. The Jays held leads to complete the sweep. in all three games, but the Crusaders rallied “I certainly feel that we had the talent and put and won each game by a score of 5-4. ourselves in the position to win all three of the “They were definitely the most intense games,” Tagle said. “Unfortunately they made games we have had yet this year, and the things happen in the late innings, but I think team really came together as a whole,” as we grow and mature as a team we will be the sophomore catcher Dillon Tagle said. “Even one consistently coming out on top of games though we came out on the bottom, we really such as these.” supported each other every inning no matter Many members of the team showed their what had happened.” talent over the course of the weekend. SophoThe Jays played a doubleheader against more pitcher Rob Cressman had a solid outing Photo: Matthew P. Butera the Crusaders in Reading on Saturday. in game one. Cressman pitched 5.1 innings and Alvernia came into the game ranked as the Junior Pat Mulligan takes a lead off first base in the Blue Jays’ March 19 game allowed four runs on nine hits. Junior Wayne 19th best team in Division III baseball. The at Kevin Scott Boyd Stadium against The College of New Jersey. Mulligan is Lenard added a quality start of his own by pitchJays showed that they could compete with tied for the team lead with two homers this season. ing 6.2 innings while allowing four runs on eight the Crusaders by pitching well and holding hits and striking out four batters. inning of game two. The Jays gained a 4-2 advantage by the lead in both games. The Jays also showed their depth at the plate. Tagle tallying four runs in the fourth inning. The squad mainThe team commanded a 4-1 lead early in game one, tained a 4-3 edge going into the seventh inning. Alvernia notched five hits in 11 at bats while driving in a run and but Alvernia fought back. The Crusaders chipped away at conjured some late inning magic and scored two in the scoring two more for the series. Junior catcher Steve the Blue Jay lead by scoring runs in their last three at bats. seventh to claim the victory. Motika drove in three runs and recorded a double and a Alvernia scored the deciding blow in the seventh inning “We battled hard against a great team and even though run scored for the weekend. on a sacrifice fly and walked off with the win. The team is now 4-5 in Conference play and has poswe lost the games, we showed a lot of heart coming back The Crusaders claimed a two-run lead in the second and playing hard the next day,” Tagle said. session of fourth place. Their performance against AlThe Jays returned home vernia will give the team momentum in their next series to Kevin Scott Boyd Sta- against Messiah this weekend. “I feel that we will play dium for the final game of confident knowing that we have the talent to potentially the series. The squad gave beat the number 19 team in the country,” Tagle said. “There is no way that we will let ourselves lose two series the Crusaders all they could handle through 14 gritty in a row,” Cressman said. “We know what we have to do to innings. The Jays trailed 3-1 beat [Messiah], and we should be able to go out and do it.”


sports by the numbers


The Commonwealth Conference record of the men’s and women’s tennis teams. Both Blue Jay teams are in first place in the conference. Both still have three matches to go before playoffs start on April 28.


Jays ready to make noise Ashley N. Kufera Asst. Sports Editor

women’s lacrosse

Keeping focus, playing hard T Samantha L. Peters Staff Writer


etting ready for any athletic competition takes a lot of hard work and focus. So how do you stay focused when the team you’re preparing to face plays at a lower level than yours? The Elizab ethtown College women’s lacrosse team is trying to answer that question. With their next two Middle Atlantic Conference contests against King’s College and Lycoming College — teams that are not traditionally challenging — senior captains Sarah Behounek and Sarah Cullinan could have a tough time keeping the Blue Jays’ heads in the game. “Getting the freshman to understand, and to stay focused, is really important,” Behounek explained. If the team is taught right from the start to work hard during every practice and

game, it is easier to get everyone’s attention when it counts. Cullinan’s goal is to make sure the team does not play down to the level of their opponent; staying on the team’s regular playing level is key. Intensity is also important, and keeping that intensity throughout the game can be hard if there is no challenge. Last season, Etown beat King’s College in a 20-0 shut-out and had a 22-10 win over Lycoming College. The team captains are trying their best to not let these statistics get in the way of the Blue Jays playing their best. Cullinan and B ehounek, who have both been playing lacrosse since elementary school, know that to be prepared for games against tougher schools, like rival Messiah College, the team

needs to be able to work t o ge t h e r a g ai ns t t h e weaker schools. They also agree that their coach, Mike Faith, is great at getting the team ready for any level of game play. “He does a good job of pumping us up,” Cullinan said. She added that Faith holds practices that are intense but fun, which helps keep the team together. Faith, who is in his seventh year as head coach at Etown, has proven his coaching methods work with a record of 68-38 in his first six years. The women’s lacrosse team will play against King’s College at home on Saturday, April 16. The game starts at 1 p.m., and later the team will celebrate its senior night. The second of the MAC games is away at Lycoming College on Thursday, April 21, at 4 p.m.

he Elizabethtown College softball team went 4-2 this past week, with doubleheaders against Lycoming, Juniata and Alvernia. Sophomore catcher Courtney Comstock thinks the Jays’ record could improve with the upcoming games. “We have a lot of talent that all hasn’t come together quite yet, but when it does I’m sure we will make some noise,” Comstock said. Etown started the week off hosting Commonwealth Conference games against Lycoming. The Jays split 6-5, 3-4 in Monday’s doubleheader. Etown entered these games knowing that they needed conference wins. Prior to Monday’s games, the team was 1-3 in its conference, but this split put them at 2-4, currently leaving the Blue Jays without a playoff position in the Commonwealth Conference tournament. “We are working really hard to get where we should be. We have been working on our defense and testing several options in order to find the most solid personnel to put behind our pitchers,” Comstock said in regard to Monday’s games. The Blue Jays hosted another doubleheader last Wednesday against Juniata. The first game was close, going into three extra innings caused by a comeback by the Eagles. In the end, the Blue Jays were able to come through with a win thanks to a grand slam hit by sophomore shortstop Elly McCarthy in the bottom of the tenth. In the second game, the Blue Jays came out swinging, gaining an early 6-2 lead. The game was called due to darkness when the Blue Jays were up 10-4. According to Comstock, the team hit very well through the entirety of Wednesday’s games, putting up 16 runs in the first game and 10 in the second. “We are trying hard to keep that run production going every game, as we have little trouble maintaining an offensive punch,” Comstock said. The Blue Jays hosted their third doubleheader of the week last Saturday against the Alvernia Crusaders. Etown split 5-3, 4-9, placing them 3-5 in the conference standings. The first inning of game one was action packed. All scoring for the game took place right off the bat. The Blue Jays earned five runs from Crusader pitcher Jennifer Petrilla, and the Crusaders returned with three runs. Into game two, the Crusaders took an early 4-1 lead. In the sixth inning, however, they made an error and an illegal pitch. This allowed Etown to come back into the game, but it was the Crusaders who earned the win in the seventh inning. The Jays are now 13-12 overall and are looking toward major upcoming Conference games against Messiah and Lebanon Valley. “Although there have been some tough losses,” Comstock said, “we are sticking together as a team and working hard to get a spot in the conference playoffs.”


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Seniors explain track experiences Should dugouts have protective fences?

T. Gavin Nevill Sports Editor

There is a little more than a month left in the Elizabethtown College track teams’ seasons. Seniors Allie Gold and Rich Greco have been integral parts of the team for four years and are hoping to end their college careers with another Middle Atlantic Conference title.

Abigail R. Kramer Staff Writer


Etownian: What has your track experience at Elizabethtown College been like?

Rich Greco: I mean, I’ve been on the team for four years. We do activities together. We spend a lot of time outside of classes and practice together. My coach made it very clear that he wanted us to learn values on the track and off the track. It’s been an amazing ride so far. Allie Gold: I came in as a sprinter and hurdler and was really seeking to better myself at that, and coaches directed me kind of in a different path. I now compete in the heptathlon, which competes seven events in the course of one event; you receive points for how well you perform, and it’s been a great tool for me to really push myself and challenge my skills as an athlete, mentally and physically.

Etownian: What is the highlight of your track and field career?

RG: Definitely the people I’ve met, the experiences that I’ve had with those people; I’ve made life-long friends with them. It’s just an incredible journey I’ve had with them. I do so much with them and I’ve learned a lot. It’s the people that make the program so great and any sports team, I’m sure they would say the people. AG: It’s definitely last year at outdoors when I rebroke my own school record that I set previously, but it was by a much larger margin and I came within a very small point differential between first and second. So it was also kind of disappointing at the same time, but it was the best meet that I’ve ever had in my entire life to compete seven events and compete all of them so well. And then as a team we also competed extremely well. We did much better than we were supposed to do. We were right up there competing for the team championship, which was not expected at the beginning of the meet, so having every single girl on the team to step up as well, it was just great to see the camaraderie amongst all of us.

Photo: Matthew P. Butera

To see an interview with seniors Allie Gold and Rich Greco, visit

Etownian: Who keeps the mood light on the team?

AG: There’s definitely a variety of personalities on the team. You get different majors who come in who bring different things to the table that add to the conversation, and then you have the people who are really focused and keep everyone on track, and then you have those certain people that just are always keeping the mood light and striking up a joke and making that sarcastic comment in the middle of a workout so that you’re not always just focused on the pain that you’re going through, but to lighten the mood. You’re always going to get one of those amongst each of those groups.

Etownian: What is your goal for the season?

RG: I’d like to break 15 minutes in the 5k. I’d like to break 9:30 in the steeplechase, and it’d be amazing to qualify for nationals even though that’s a longshot. The biggest goal, though, is winning MACs, our conference, so that’s the most important thing to me.

aseball is not usually thought of as a contact sport. It’s one of the only sports not to give out “fouls,” and if they are, it’s only under certain circumstances, like excessive language or arguing with the umpire. There are no hard-hitting tackles like there are in football, and fights don’t break out every ten minutes like in some hockey games. For the most part, baseball is relatively safe. But what happens to the safety of the game when a 90-miles-perhour baseball comes flying at your head? Atlanta Braves minor-league manager Luis Salazar was standing in the dugout in a March spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals when a line drive hit him in the face. Salazar fell backwards and was knocked unconscious, and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Salazar had no time to react to the foul hit by Brian McCann and was unconscious for nearly 20 minutes before he started to breathe on his own. After several surgeries to repair his face and save what could be saved, Salazar lost his left eye. Some wonder whether this could have been prevented with extra safety measures in the dugout, such as a protective net covering the front. There are many pros and cons to this debate, but Elizabethtown College baseball coach Cliff Smith thinks people are overreacting. “In all sports, there is inherent danger,” Smith said. “I do not like the idea of completely fencing in a dugout. This is similar to the incident that led to all base coaches being required to wear protective helmets. A first base coach at the professional level was hit by a line drive and killed while not facing the batter. In turn, the NCAA mandated that base coaches wear protective helmets.” Smith added that he has never been “remotely threatened by a line drive, and at 90 feet away [would] have ample time to react.” He feels completely safe with Etown’s dugout being on the same level as the field. Director of Athletics Nancy Latimore agrees that no extra precautions should be taken. “When we built Kevin Scott Boyd Stadium, we made sure that the dugouts were a safe distance from the playing field and met regulations,” Latimore said. “I believe that our athletes and coaches feel very safe. I also believe that they would be strongly opposed to having a net or fence in front of the dugouts.” It doesn’t appear that the MLB or the NCAA will require any extra protection to be installed in dugouts in the near future, but there is always the question of how many incidents like Salazar’s it will take for a change to happen. For the time being, athletes and coaches remain satisfied with the way things are going.


Quinque finds time to lead Jays in between studies Emily E. Dotter Staff Writer


Photo: Matthew P. Butera

Geoff Quinque won the Glenmaura National last weekend in Wilkes-Barre.

here’s nothing quite as relaxing as having a great golfing day. Just ask Geoff Quinque, a senior golfer at Elizabethtown College. Quinque’s golfing career began when he was 13. His friends had recently started playing and, not wanting to be left out, Quinque joined them. “Hitting a good shot brings you back for more,” he said. He soon fell in love with the sport. Etown’s golf team has great camaraderie, according to Quinque. The group is rather close-knit; in fact, Quinque lives with three other members of the team. One of Quinque’s favorite memories with the team is when they qualified for the NCAA Championships during his first two years. When the team was crowned Conference Champions, Quinque enjoyed reflecting that the golf team was made up of the “best kids in the country.” Head Coach Bob Pyrz commends Quinque for keeping the team focused on the goal of “winning the MAC conference championships and return[ing] to the national championships for the third time in his four-year career.” Teammate and fellow senior Dan Senkler described Quinque as a “very methodical player who analyzes each shot with a particular plan in mind.” Quinque remains cool under pressure and, according to Pyrz, “can remain focused throughout each round he plays to perform to the top of his ability.” These traits also apply off the golf course. Quinque studies biochemistry because he became fascinated with the field after shadowing a doctor in high school. How does he balance the demanding workload of his major with time commitments to the golf team? It’s all in time management, according to Quinque. He is constantly working throughout the week to stay on top of assignments. He encourages other student athletes to work on their time management skills and to make sure they’re not so bogged down in work that they forget to have fun. When he’s not playing golf or doing homework, Quinque is hanging out with friends, working out in the gym or simply living life. After graduation, Quinque will be attending medical school; however, he is currently undecided on which one he will attend. Quinque’s plans after medical school involve finding a job in biochemistry that allows him to help people. Pyrz hopes Quinque will stay driven “to go after anything he wishes to do, whether it is to continue in competitive golf or concentrating on studies and professional life in the workplace.”


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April 14, 2011 athlete profiles • commentary • analysis

men’s lacrosse

New offensive setup brings success for Jays Alexis L. Morris Asst. Copy Editor


fter a slow start to Middle Atlantic Conference play with close losses to Eastern University and FDU-Florham, the Elizabethtown College men’s lacrosse team turned its season around by rearranging its offensive set. With their new combination of attackers and midfielders, the Blue Jays creamed their next three conference opponents — DeSales University, Manhattanville College and Alvernia University — and scored a combined total of 30 goals. Recently, first-year Derek Kline, sophomore Cory Boushell, juniors Derek Neiheiser and Shawn Corcoran and seniors Greg Kenneally and Brian Schaaf have been leading the offense in the midfield and attack positions. After moving several players around, Head Coach Terry Corcoran seems to have found the right combination. “I moved from attack to midfield, Schaaf went to attack from midfield, and also the addition of Derek Kline to our offense this season has made a large impact on our success,” Boushell explained. Shawn Corcoran added, “Naturally, as the season progresses, our repertoire of offenses becomes more efficient due to the amount of times we practice them.”

Although everyone is important to the offense, several pl aye rs h ave played pivotal rol e s on t he field. Kline leads the team with 18 goals playing the crucial inside position during his rookie season. “Having someone that bi g w h o c an finish plays like Photo: Thom Swarr | he can around Junior Derek Neiheiser scored one goal and dished out an assist in the Blue Jays’ the crease area 14-5 win over the Manhattanville Valiants on April 2 at Hersheypark Stadium. gives defenses Neiheiser leads the team with nine assists this season. a lot to worry “The defense has helped a lot about, and it opens up oppor- his playing time. The search for tunities for a lot of our other another skilled face-off man has with our transition game as well, offensive players,” Schaaf said. yielded positive results. Neiheiser leading to many goals in unAlso, Kenneally has been work- has stepped into this role and is settled situations,” Boushell said. The Jays cannot allow theming hard to make his senior cam- 51-85 for face-offs this season, a selves to become complacent, paign a successful one. Not only high 60 percent. First-year Branis he an offensive threat with 13 don Costik has also helped Etown though. A tough 6-5 loss to goals this season, but he has also on the face-off, winning 18 out of Widener University and an 11-10 heartbreaker to Messiah racked up 20 ground balls. “Greg 22 attempts. “When they can go in and College shows how important is a speed demon with a gnarly shot,” Shawn Corcoran said. “It is control the face-offs, it re- it is for Etown to continue very hard for opponents to cover ally can help put a team away,” growing both offensively and defensively. him.” Schaaf attributes his tremen- Schaaf said. “Right now our entire ofHowever, the defensive side dous season to “his hustle on both of the roster is just as impor- fense needs to just continue ends of the field.” Another key component of the tant to the offense’s success. working hard and improving attack’s ability to score is winning By causing turnovers, the Blue every day,” Schaaf said. Shawn the face-off. Senior Brent Camp- Jays can limit the possession Corcoran agreed, stating, “We bell is the Jays’ main face-off man, time of their opponents, and need to continue to work hard but a shoulder injury has limited keep the shot margin unbalanced. and everything else will follow.”

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Athlete of the Week Whitney Breneman

Q&A Major: Occupational therapy Favorite Jay’s Nest item: Chicken tenders Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Lakers In 10 years I want to be... Wo r k i n g a s a n occupational therapist. Biggest fear: Being alone after a scary movie. Childhood hero: My papa I started playing my sport... at age 6.

Favorite musician: Mariah Carey Favorite athlete: Kobe Bryant Favorite movie: “Love and Basketball” Favorite TV show: “The Hills” Song playing on my iPod: “Always be My Baby” by Mariah Carey Hardly anyone knows that... I’m a huge Mariah Carey fan. Greatest Athletic Accomplishment: Winning states for softball my freshman year of high school. I’m a sucker for... a baseball player with a great smile.



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Sports Recap Men’s Lacrosse Etown 5, Widener 6 Etown 10, Messiah 11 Women’s Lacrosse Etown 18, Widener 5 Men’s Track & Field Messiah Invitational 63 pts. 7th/18

Women’s Track & Field Messiah Invitational 96.5 pts. 3rd/16 Baseball Etown 4, Alvernia 5 Etown 4, Alvernia 5 Etown 4, Alvernia 5 (F/14) Softball Etown 0, Susquehanna 3 Etown 5, Susquehanna 4 Men’s Tennis Etown 9, Arcadia 0 Etown 0, Salisbury 9 Women’s Tennis Etown 9, Arcadia 0 Etown 3, Salisbury 6


of Sports

Softball April 14: DeSales (DH) April 16: @ Messiah (DH) April 18: Immaculata (DH) Baseball April 15: @ Messiah April 16: Messiah (DH) April 17: Franklin & Marshall Women’s Lacrosse April 14: Messiah April 16: King’s Men’s Lacrosse April 16: @ King’s Track & Field April 15: Bison Outdoor Classic April 20: Mid-Week Invitational

Photo: Matthew Heffelfinger |

In the Elizabethtown College softball team’s four games last week, sophomore Whitney Breneman hit .500 with five hits in her ten at bats.The Mount Joy native recorded three runs batted in and scored two runs over her team’s 2-2 stretch. Breneman has hit a team-leading six doubles on the year.

Women’s Tennis April 15: Lebanon Valley April 18: @ Messiah Men’s Tennis April 14: Lebanon Valley April 17: Kings

The Etownian - 04/14/2011  

The Etownian - April 14, 2011

The Etownian - 04/14/2011  

The Etownian - April 14, 2011