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The Etownian


Vol. 109. Issue 5

Thursday, October 4, 2012







campus security

Report released: liquor, theft violations increase

Jill A. Norris News Editor


he Elizabethtown College 2012 Campus Fire Safety & Security Report was released on Oct. 1. This account is required to be released by federal law and contains policy statements, security information and crime statistics from the previous year, which are then compared to preceding academic years. Liquor law violations are at the top of the most commonly reported crimes for 2011, with a total of 162 cases. Larceny-theft follows behind with a total of 39 reported cases. Both of these crimes are shown to be on a steady increase since 2009. Despite this escalation, the only 10 on-campus arrests were

brought on due to liquor law violations; a number that remained consistent with 2010’s arrest records for this specific offense. Drug abuse violations were the third most reported crimes with a total of 12 cases. However, this number was nearly cut in half from the previous year’s 23 reported drug abuse crimes. In addition to the decrease in drug abuse violations, the number of hate crimes committed on campus has also diminished. There were zero hate crimes reported in 2011. The official 2012 report can be found in its entirety on the College’s official website under security.

Photo: Eugene P. Clemens

Jays dominate double-overtime match First-year Martin Fevre scored the game-winning goal in Elizabethtown College’s match against Arcadia University on Sept. 29. His goal, which was scored during the 103rd minute of double-overtime, gave the men’s soccer team a win in their conference opener with an ending score of 3-2. Fevre’s shot was assisted by sophomore Kyle Fowler, who also assisted junior Kyle Volk’s goal in the 59th minute. Junior Zach Lee also contributed to the win with a goal during the 67th minute. Fevre’s shot, which deflected perfectly off of the right post and into the back of the net, caused teammates and fans alike to rush the field in celebration.


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student life

Group counseling now offered on campus Service learning Weekly meetings to facilitate mindfulness, support trip to Cairo, Alyssa F. Broda Staff Writer


ounseling Services is introducing two new group counseling sessions for the fall 2012 semester: The Common Ground Group and the Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Group. The Common Ground Group is for students to meet and discuss a variety of problems and stressors. Some topics include self-awareness, self-confidence, stress management, mutual respect and communication in relationships. Students will receive mutual support and feedback from other students in a private and confidential setting. In addition to the Common Ground Group, the Introduction to

...Sharing your experience with others who may be dealing with similar issues has been shown to be very therapeutic. ~ Kristin Sagun

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Group will teach techniques to cultivate mindfulness in daily activities while reducing stress and improving wellbeing. Some of the topics of the group will involve what mindfulness is, how to cultivate it in your daily life, and how to reduce stress. The group is the first part of a two-part series and is based on the teachings of guru Jon Kabat-Zin. Each group will meet once a week for 90 minutes starting in the beginning of October until the end of the semester. Staff counselor, Jason Yoder, MSW, will facilitate the Common Ground Group and staff counselor, Kelli DeIaco, Ph.D., will facilitate the Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Group. SEE SERVICES PAGE 2


Renowned coaches join athletic dept. Jill A. Norris News Editor


his fall, three new assistant coaches joined Elizabethtown College’s Athletic Department, more specifically, the soccer division. Michael Henning began working with the women’s team while Andrew Kummerer joined the men’s coaching staff. In addition, Zach Thornton will be serving as a goalie coach for both the men’s and women’s programs. The three new assistant coaches hold impressive resumes with experience in playing and coaching, which gives hope for more successful seasons to come. Henning, a former member of the United States International Soccer L e ague (USISL), has exp er ience

coaching soccer, as well as playing it. He served as an assistant coach at the high school level and was the head coach of the Olympic Development Program in 2006. He is also the current Vice President of Pennsylvania Classics AC. Despite this season marking the beginning of his coaching career at the collegiate level, his experience and knowledge of the game have already been well received by Etown’s coaching staff and players. While Henning has proven to be a positive addition to the women’s soccer team, the men’s team has also adopted Andrew Kummerer as a new assistant coach. Kummerer, a former Blue Jay, came back to Etown to continue the positive traditions of the program. “As a former player, I got to experience

first-hand the rich tradition and history of being a part of the Blue Jay brotherhood, and I want to help pass that along,” he said. “Also, coaching under Skip [Arthur Roderick] is a great opportunity to learn from someone who has so much experience and has been so successful.” Adding new coaches to a team can cause tension or additional stress on the players. However, Kummerer admits to quickly building a relationship with his players and is looking forward to having a say in the program. “[I’m excited] to be a part of something again that was such a huge part of my life. Now I get to take it on from a new perspective,” he stated. SEE SOCCER PAGE 3

Egypt now offered

Daniel M. Lattman Staff Writer


s s i s t a nt P r o f e s s o r of Social Work Dr. Heather Kanenberg and Professor of Social Work Dr. Peggy McFarland will be taking students to Cairo, Egypt for the first time after visiting there this past January. The service learning trip will take place this coming January from the first to the ninth. It is focused primarily on social work but is open to all majors and disciplines. The service learning trip will take ten students to travel to the Middle East and experience the culture in that region. “We started this program with the intention and the goal of allowing students the oppor tunity to get involved in the culture and environment there,” said Kanenb erg. Kanenb erg and McFarland both visited Cairo last January to see if the program was feasible. They have been planning the trip in consultation with Ambassador in Residence John Craig, the E lizab et htow n C ol lege Office of Study Abroad, and the American University of Cairo. The trip to Cairo will be a beneficial endeavor

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Etown students now have the opportunity to travel to Cairo, Egypt during their annual winter break.

for students, who will be exposed to culture in an area that is an integral component of our foreign policy and international relat ions. “One of our goals is to help students develop a knowledge and understanding of ways of helping across cultures. We want them to better understand what kinds of issues people in other environments and cultures face,” Kanenberg said. “We want students to identify what their role can be in this global society.” Kanenberg also emphasized that the experience could lead to knowledge that students could not learn in the news or from a book. SEE EGYPT PAGE 2


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Service learning project to expose Jays to Egyptian culture “One of our goals is to help expose students to new cultural experiences and knowledge and information they would not be exposed to in a book,” she said. Students will have the opportunity to tour different historical landmarks such as the Citadel of Salah Al-Din, the Pyramids of Giza, Coptic Cairo, and the Khan El-Khalil Bazaar. Students and faculty will reside in the American University dorms in the Zamalek area of Cairo. The students on the trip will be split into two small groups, each with a faculty member, in which they will go into the community to work with non-profit organizations. Students will help with things like physical labor, painting and restoration of buildings. They will

also be given the opportunity to help teach both local children and adults how to speak English, do math and understand currency. The students will also attend lectures by academics and political scientists in order to further educate themselves about the recent changes in the region. Kanenberg has recently shown concern for the turmoil that has been developing in the Middle East, specifically the assassination of a United States ambassador. “Right now, everything looks great. Dr. McFarland and I are both watching for any security concerns. We are not at any heightened risk of going right now because of who we are,” Kanenberg said. She informed me that she is in frequent

contact with colleagues in Egypt and is following the non-Western media very closely. Kanenberg expressed hope that this service learning trip would open more doors for future trips of a similar nature. “I’m hopeful that it will, I really am,” Kanenberg said. “I understand the concerns but it is so possible. I am very hopeful it will open doors. It is a great opportunity for exposure for Etown students and the College, educating for service and being a global citizen.” In closing, Kanenberg stated, “This is going to be a wonderful experience. It is an exciting doorway opportunity for students and for our college to think about getting involved in that region a little bit more.”

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Dept. adjuncts join faculty for 2012-2013 academic year Kaitlin M. Koons Asst. Copy Editor


hree new adjunct professors have been added to the English department roster this year and they have quickly become valuable assets to the department as it welcomes a new first-year class. The adjuncts were hired not long before the academic year began in August, and they have since begun to provide EN100 classes to the incoming first-years. EN100, Writing and Language, is a course that fulfills the Power of Language requirement for the core curriculum. Dr. David Downing, Ralph W. Schlosser Professor of English and English department chair, said that the adjunct professors were desperately needed within the department for the fall 2012 semester. Without them, assistant and associate professors would have had a difficult time trying to fit EN 100 classes into their teaching schedules in addition to the major and minor courses that they are assigned to teach every semester. The English department is required to provide EN100 classes to at least half of the incoming firstyear class, and this year, the first-year class trumps those of many preceding classes in regard to its size. Due to the increased number of students who needed to register for the course, the department decided to hire new faculty members, and the result was a small, diverse group of qualified individuals who are eager to share their knowledge with Etown students. These new English department adjuncts are Dr. Stephen Dirle, Dr. Victoria Ehrhardt, and Mr. Tyler Grimm. Dirle earned his bachelor’s degree in English literature from Utah Valley University, his master’s degree in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his doctorate degree in creative writing from the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. Dirle was initially attracted to the Elizabethtown College campus because he had heard that it was an above-par school. During his application, interview and hiring processes, he found that the College was simple, prompt, direct and punctual. While he acknowledged that there are challenges associated with the position, Dirle said the biggest of these is “getting used to students who write so well. [It’s] something I am not used to with the other colleges I teach for.” He is markedly impressed with Etown

students so far and even went so far as to say, “I love the students at this school.” He appreciates students’ sincerity and eagerness to learn within the classroom, and he also enjoys the company of his fellow faculty members. “I am very open-minded and inclusive in my approach to learning,” Dirle said, “especially with group work and class participation.” He hopes that these personal qualities and teaching strategies will constitute his valuable contributions to the department this year. Additionally, he insisted that he is the kind of professor who enjoys connecting with students on a personal level and communicating with them more as an equal than a superior. He hopes that this will encourage students to reciprocate this personal exchange and allow him to gain their trust as an educator.

and the notion of having more freedom in his teaching methods. He was excited by the idea of designing and teaching his classes autonomously, noting that he might not have gotten that kind of opportunity anywhere else. “Many other colleges and universities don’t give new faculty those opportunities,” he said. “The autonomy and freedom is beyond refreshing. Here, I am able to design my courses and teach the material as I see fit.” Grimm also found that the hiring process at the College was extremely prompt. Within a week of applying for the position, he was called for an interview, taken on a tour of the campus and subsequently hired as a new adjunct professor of English. Since then, he said, “The campus community has been very welcoming to me. I love it here. The campus atmosphere is one of budding curiosity and sophistication.” Grimm is very much enjoying the campus, the work schedule and the close proximity of the College to his home, among many other things. He is also glad to have the opportunity to mix passion with productivity. “There is not a better job in the world than teaching what you love and on which you have built your life,” he said. Despite the many benefits of working as a new professor at Etown, Grimm also acknowledged that there are a few troublesome obstacles to overcome. “The biggest challenge is motivating my students,” he said, reflecting on the first few weeks of his teaching experiences. “[Core classes] are notoriously difficult to teach. Most of my students are new to college life, which is quite a transition, and an incredible time in one’s life. It is challenging to keep them interested in a subject that many students disliked in high school.” Although he has encountered some adversity, Grimm is mostly undeterred. He has a substantial amount of experience in the writing world, from writing Courtesy Photo for magazines and other periodicals to designing and writing content for Victoria Ehrhardt is one of three new adjuncts websites to running online blogs. He who joined the English department at the start has experience with formal research as of the 2012-2013 school year. well, having written several scholarly Adjunct professor of English Grimm journal articles. His true passion, however, earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology is fiction writing, specifically novel writing. from Shippensburg University and his He is currently working on his first novel, master’s degree in creative writing from which will see publication next year. Before Wilkes University. Grimm was drawn to pursuing a teaching position in English, Etown because of its “impressive reputation” Grimm worked as a therapist, specializing in

autism. He believes that this prior experience in behavior and psychology will also benefit him as he makes the transition from therapist to professor. In addition, he said, “It wasn’t that long ago that I was an undergraduate student, and I remember that life very vividly. I believe I can relate to students.” Adjunct professor of English Ehrhardt earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Pennsylvania State University, her master’s degree in education from the University of New England and her doctorate degree in education from the International University for Graduate Studies. Originally from New Jersey, Ehrhardt moved to Lancaster with her husband and quickly became aware of the College’s presence in the area, especially after attending several cultural events on campus. “The College offers so much to its students and the surrounding community,” she said. “It is a joy to be here at Elizabethtown, guiding students as they gain expertise in writing that they will need in every career path.” A life-long educator, Ehrhardt is currently a consultant for the College Board, working with both SAT essays and AP English exams, reading and scoring them according to regulations and requirements. As a result of these experiences, she emphasized how important it is for students to develop their writing skills in not just a mechanical sense, but in a critical sense. “In teaching writing, I focus on encouraging emerging writers to employ their best critical thinking skills while they write,” she said. Ehrhardt has written a textbook called “Anthem Critical Thinking and Writing Skills” (Anthem Press, 2010) which is geared toward helping student writers hone their critical thinking skills so that their writing will improve as a result. While she is already very familiar with the interviewing process as a result of her long history of moving from state to state, Ehrhardt does have a piece of advice for students who are going through the hiring process: “It’s important to start with a wellcrafted, up-to-date [curriculum vitae] that highlights those areas in one’s life where one has been successful and, hopefully, had a positive impact on others.” The English department welcomes these three new adjunct professors and looks forward to another productive year of academic engagement and fellowship at the College.


Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Common Ground groups aim to better Jays’ emotional health Counseling Services offers different group sessions each semester based on reported students. Students wishing to join the group counseling sessions must have a “pre-group interview” with the facilitator to allow a connection to develop with the facilitator and to learn what the student wishes to gain from the group sessions. Facilitators also make sure a group counseling session is a good fit for the student. Groups are “open” the first few meetings, meaning that new clients can enter and join the group. A few weeks into the sessions, the groups will then be “closed,” so the group can form with its set composition of group members. Dr. Kristin Sagun, director of Student Wellness, explained, “Expectations of confidentiality and communication are set from the first group session. Once these have been set, the group will gradually develop a level of cohesion and comfort with one another.” Each group session has a different topic, depending on what the facilitator or students decide, or what themes continue to emerge within the group. Although individual counseling is more common, Dr. Sagun said, “Group counseling is an excellent mode of counseling that

Expectations of confidentiality and communication are set from the first group session. Once these have been set, the group will gradually develop a level of cohesion and comfort with one another. ~ Kristin Sagun

offers experiences and benefits that cannot easily be achieved through individual counseling. For example, sharing your experience with others who may be dealing with similar issues has been shown to be very therapeutic.” The feedback students receive from their peers is beneficial; different perspectives help students find new ways of interacting with others and coping. Finally, some issues are better conquered within a group counseling session rather than an individual one. Dr. Sagun said, “Students dealing with social anxiety greatly benefit from the experience of interacting within a group format. They experience the here and now of the moment of an actual social interaction.” Individual counseling is beneficial to address certain issues, but some issues students work through more quickly in a group experience. The Common Ground Group and the Introduction to Mindfulness Group will be two new additions to campus which will benefit students in overall wellness. For more information, contact Counseling Services at 717-361-1405 or visit the Student Wellness Website.


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STUDENT SENATE Keelyan J. Sheeley Secretary of Student Senate


uring this past week’s Student Senate meeting, we had a great discussion on College issues and concerns with the Senior Staff of Elizabethtown College. Those in attendance included President Carl Strikwerda; Susan Traverso, college provost and senior vice president; Fletcher McClellan, dean of faculty; and Richard Bailey, vice president of finance. Issues discussed included the changes in budgeting, the retention and enrollment problems and upcoming renovations and new building projects. The enrollment and retention rates created the most issues within Residence Life this school year. While the enrollment rates were on target, retention rates of upperclassmen were much higher than expected. Because of this, staff members are

Officials discuss budgeting changes, enrollment issues, upcoming projects

working on ways to remedy the problems this creates. One possible solution is the implementation of a housing deposit that would be paid at the end of the spring semester for the next year. It would not be an extra cost; it would then just be subtracted from your bill that goes out over the summer. This allows the necessary staff members to know a much more accurate number of returning students and allows more time to work out problems. As for the budget, the College has switched to a zero-based budgeting system. The changes in this new system will mostly take place in how each department’s budget is reviewed and how people are to think about creating their budgets. There are no significant projects in the works for new buildings, but the staff is looking into

many renovations. Nicarry Hall is high on the list to be renovated; this project will hopefully begin next summer. Work is being done on all of the locker rooms in Thompson Gymnasium and a new roof is in consideration as well. Next summer, Gibble Auditorium will be finished. The College is also looking into adding more project space for the engineering department. If you would like to know more about the discussion, feel free to email our account with questions. There are some reminders from the Center for Student Success and the Office of Student Wellness. First, early warnings will be going out through JayWeb the first week of October. If you receive one, it is highly recommended that you meet with your professor and the Center for Student


First formal for underclassmen Senate hopes event will become tradition, similar to Junior/Senior Sarah R. Wertz Asst. News Editor


s many of the first-years and sophomores at Elizabethtown College know, the Formal Jay was this past Saturday. Similar to the Junior/Senior formal, this event was a time to have the classes come together to socialize. Seth Previty, sophomore class president, had high praise for the event this year. He said that, as a first-year last year, he noticed that many of his fellow classmates missed the idea of a homecoming dance. They wanted to plan a similar event for the underclassmen to attend. The planning for the Formal Jay started last year, as Previty and the rest of the class senate figured out the numbers and details that would have to be taken into consideration for the event. Originally, the sophomore class wanted the dance to take place in the gym. However, with the low number of attendees and the freshly-painted gym, it was relocated to the KĀV.

Previty was quick to add that the school was pretty easily persuaded when it came to allowing this new event to happen. The dance was semi-formal, with boys wearing suits and ties and girls wearing party or cocktail dresses. Campus Security was outside the dance, like all oncampus events, and in order to get into the dance, students had to give their name and student ID. This was to keep track of the attendance numbers; there was no cost to attend the event Since the Formal Jay is a new event at the College, advertisement was crucial for the class to pull off the event. Posters made by the Office of Student Activities (OSA) were hung in the BSC, flyers were put in each dorm and word-ofmouth helped this event become a success. Although the class of 2015 was the originator of this new event on campus, they felt it was important to incorporate the class of 2016. That way, the tradition could be carried on, as the class of 2016 would be the ones planning it for next year.

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Around 300 people attended the Formal Jay this year. Previty thought that this was a great turnout, and he hopes for it to become a bigger and better tradition for years to come. More people stayed for longer periods of time, he noticed, which was different from normal dances open to the whole school in the KĀV. Decorations, food and the required attire definitely made an impact on the success of the event. This was different from the normal KĀV dances, making it special for the first-years and sophomores. The event ran from 9-12 p.m. with 9-10 p.m. being a social hour with human bingo and raffles. Previty thought this helped with the comfort and social aspect of the dance. Although juniors and seniors were allowed to go if they went with an underclassmen, few went, making it a more comfortable atmosphere for the students as well. Previty hopes that the first-years look forward to planning the Formal Jay next year and that it will be an even greater success in the years to come.

Success for help. Second, there will be two groups forming through Counseling Services. The first is called Common Ground and will allow students to talk about any issues they are having or any stressors. It will be facilitated by Jason Yoder, a new counselor, on Thursday evenings starting after fall break. The second group will be an Introduction to Mindfulness, facilitated by Dr. Kelli DeIaco, another new counselor. A time has not been chosen for this group yet. If you have any questions about either, contact Counseling Services. If you have any issues that you would like to bring to our attention, you can speak to any member or email us at SENATE@etown. edu. You are also welcome to attend any of our meetings, held every Thursday at 3:45 p.m. in Hoover 212.


Asst. coaches join dept. Accomplished athletes, new additions to soccer programs Ku m m e r e r d e s c r i b e d h i s coaching style as “blue collar” and thinks that the most important trait for a team to have is heart. “[I get] players to go out and earn a result by working harder than everyone else,” he said. “You can have all the talent in the world, but if you don’t have the courage to play with everything you’ve got you’ll never reach your potential.” As a 2006 graduate, Kummerer is a four-time first team all MAC Conference player, a recipient of the Rookie of the Year award and a two-time regional All-American player, all of which have proven to be beneficial in his new coaching position. While Henning and Kummerer have proven to be positive additions to their respective teams, both programs are also working with new goalie coach Zach Thornton, one of the all-time elite goalkeepers in Major League Soccer (MLS). Thornton’s career totals 16 seasons in MLS, six MLS All-Star titles and eight appearances on the United States Men’s National Team. He was also an alternate for the U.S. team in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. As a 1995 graduate from Loyola University, Thornton earned a B.S. in communications with a concentration in advertising. As a student, he led the nation in shutouts with 14, and was an NSCAA Al l-Amer ican player during both his junior and senior years. The Etown men’s soccer team currently has a record of 3-5-2 while the women’s program has a 5-2-3 record. Despite the men’s team’s less-than-perfect record, Kummerer is optimistic about the rest of their season. “ The season has been a challenge with a difficult early schedule and lots of injuries, but it’s been a great learning experience for everyone and we’re all growing every day,” he said. Kummerer is also most proud of his team for the way in which they defeated Johns Hopkins in a recent match: “Through pride, determination and heart … you can win a lot of games.” Courtesy Photos

(Top to bottom) Zach Thornton,Andrew Kummerer and Michael Henning are new assistant coaches for Elizabethtown College’s soccer department. Kummerer and Henning work solely with the men’s and women’s team respectively and Thornton serves as a goalie coach for both programs.


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Visiting artist James Furhman utilizes spontaneity, zen shapes for ‘Gestures of Time’ exhibit at Lyet Gallery Vanessa L. Andrew Features Editor


rt isn’t about the final result, but rather the concept and the tools an artist uses to create the composition. Elizabethtown College’s visiting artist from September to November, James “Jay” Fuhrman, feels strongly about the communication between an artist and his instruments. His exhibit in the Lyet Gallery, entitled “Gestures of Time,” illustrates his connection with nature and spontaneous relationship with his materials. “Each new thing that I create is the result of a dialogue between the idea, materials and tools I use,” Fuhrman said during his speech at the gallery opening on Sept. 28. Fuhrman, a University of Pennsylvania graduate from 1965 and Temple University graduate with a master’s degree in education, has spent many hours teaching students to appreciate art with a fresh set of eyes, as well as creating his own pieces. With recent shows at Ursinus College and the Susquehanna Art Museum and an impressive exhibition record, Fuhrman finds inspiration from a variety of sources, including musical artists, iconic painters, Japanese calligraphy and Daoism. The tools he uses to create pieces, both of a painted and a sculptural medium, create a relationship between the connection he feels with his inspirations and his own hands. He is merely the vessel for his artistic voice, using the tools to direct him to his creations. “Every time I pick up the brush, it’s a new experience,” Fuhrman said. “Art is an opportunity to learn more about the world both close to me and far away.” Much of Fuhrman’s works on display are inspired by his “enso,” a symbol in Japanese calligraphy. The enso represents the artist’s true self, and is drawn by hand with a brush in one, spontaneous movement. This creates a “broken, open circle,” indicating an exposed

space to symbolize a link between the artist and infinite harmony. Such gestural circles motivate Fuhrman to create his own enso, using a variety of mediums to achieve a unique approach to an ageless concept. Fuhrman uses a traditional ink and brush, but also utilizes his skills as a digital artist with Photoshop to create a personal link to the enso concept with digital photography. Fuhrman creates a contemporary enso with these photographs of “nightscapes, moon and sun reflections and the March 2012 solar flare” depicted by NASA. He also finds inspiration in the history behind the shapes made with ink and brush by Zen Buddhists of the past and how they have “evolved” in the present day. Fuhrman studies the history of the enso form, as well as Chinese paintings of the 15th century, to connect better with past artists such as Li Cheng, a Chinese painter during the Sung Dynasty. Fuhrman finds the connection to be particularly strong between Cheng’s ink drawing “Buddhist Temple in Mountain” and his own pieces with enso symbols burned onto a wooden surface. The vertical inclines of Cheng’s inked mountains are “stacked and soft,” which is akin to the shapes in Fuhrman’s burnt pieces. In reference to Cheng’s work, Fuhrman said, “Artists from previous times open doors” for new artists, producing new opportunities for both young and old artists with a fresh vision for an older concept. “I painted them with fire,” Fuhrman said about his torched pieces, touching the ridges and grooves that the flames created. Fuhrman’s inspiration and artistic conversations with his materials are especially evident in those pieces, incorporating his skills with his instruments and experiences as an artist. Fuhrman uses his expressive skills to create a bond between his artistic history and personal observations. Feeling strongly about spaces found outdoors and the natural elements, Fuhrman attempts to physically use an ele-

Photo: Vanessa L. Andrew

Visiting artist James “Jay” Fuhrman talks with Monique D’Almeida, senior art history major, about the versatility of his wooden sculptural pieces. Fuhrman’s show, “Gestures of Time,” will be on display at the Lyet Gallery at Leffler Chapel until November 2012.

ment, such as fire, as a tool to intensify his vision for a particular enso shape. Fuhrman will also use water as an element for his sculptural gesture piece that will appear in Lake Placida in November as part of his time at Etown as a visiting artist. It will be a “sundial gnomon, unchanging, measuring the changes of times and seasons.” “My art [is a way to] find out about my connection to the earth,” Fuhrman said. “I’m more interested in space than objects.” Fuhrman’s landscape pieces, entitled “Mountain Bones,” and sculpture are representations of Fuhrman’s relationship with the “deep time of

[the] geological process” and depict mountainous structures that are both delicate and strong with long parallel lines that create a vertical space that extends far beyond the paper and wood used to hold them. The wooden sculptures in the gallery are made from plywood and are seen as a “work in progress of idea, gesture and energy,” as the viewer can still spot the pencil marks used to create the structure, as well as the nails that hold up the pieces. Fuhrman’s work from his show, “Gestures of Time,” will be on display until this November in the Lyet Gallery in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center.

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Poet Jennifer Foerster visits, hosts writing workshop for students Kaitlin M. Koons Asst. Copy Editor


ast Thursday, Sept. 27, Elizabethtown College welcomed poet Jennifer Foerster to campus for a very special writing workshop at the Bowers Writers House and a reading in the Brinser Lecture Room (BLR) of Steinman Hall. At 4 p.m., the Bowers Writers House was brimming with hushed excitement as students filed in for Foerster’s poetry workshop. The student participants for this workshop event were widely diverse in their interests; some were writers and some were readers; some read fantasy, some read realistic fiction; some wrote creative non-fiction, some wrote only when they were compelled by coursework. Foerster catered to all interests in her workshop, beginning with a quote by Albert Camus, a twentieth-century author, journalist and philosopher: “A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.” She encouraged students to contemplate the things in this world that open their hearts. She asked students where their creativity comes from, how they see the world, how they interpret

it in writing or in thought. The reading of Camus’ quote set the tone for the workshop quite beautifully; the discussion that followed addressed the changing of the seasons, the corresponding changes in the people experiencing it, and the way this affects creative expression. “I’ve been struck by the trees,” she said of her arrival in Elizabethtown. “There’s nothing so green as Pennsylvania.” She mused about how “nice” people are in this area, how welcoming and hospitable they were to her during her stay in Lancaster. She was not hesitant to remark on the beauty of the landscape, especially now that summer has faded away and autumn is beginning to take hold. She shared a very personal detail with the students at the workshop, as well; it was something that brought a new sense of intimacy to the discussion. She divulged that she had recently lost a friend, and another friend of hers had written her a letter of condolence. In this letter, the sender wrote, “How kind of autumn to grieve with you.” This, Foerster said, was a reference to the falling leaves of autumn and how this natural process mimics the falling of tears from grieving eyes. Foerster asked the workshop participants if it is possible that we project our human emotions onto nature, if we give it anthropomorphic qualities that parallel our own thoughts and emotions. Whatever the answer to this, Foerster insisted that we need not know it. She described poetry – and the creative process that yields the poems themselves – as a great mystery, and the writer must immerse himself or herself into it in order to explore it. Delving into these mysteries allows the writer to discover more about themselves, to tell the story that the poem wants to tell. Our experiences shape our poetry, and therefore, the mystery of a poem is often the mystery of life itself. “Being in the mystery is the only way to tell it,” she said. “This is life. I am alive.” The concept of powerful imagery was also addressed, and Foerster asked workshop participants to think of the images that move them, that inspire them, that live within them. She emphasized the importance of an image and how we translate the mental picture into the words on the page. Waking dreams, memories and even memories of previous dreams are a few examples of the images that

drive Foerster’s poetry. Writing is the only medium in which she finds herself able to translate these images into something that others can see, understand, and can relate to. “I have no other way to deal with them,” she said, reflecting on how her writing process is the sole method of this acceptance and appreciation for the images that are constantly permeating her inner thoughts. Foerster shared another quote, this one by Pierre Reverdy, a French poet of the twentieth century: “The image cannot spring from any comparison, but from bringing together two more or less remote realities. The more distant and legitimate the relation between the two realities brought together, the more emotive power and poetic reality it will possess.” At 7 p.m., students from the workshop, as well as students and faculty from the general campus, were invited to hear Foerster read her poetry in the BLR. Workshop participants who attended the reading could see why Foerster had chosen this Reverdy quote to describe her approach to imagery in poems; her writing was rich with unlikely, abstract, unexpected and delightful images. Common themes were wandering, searching, forgetting, dreaming and losing innocence. The poems deeply reflected Foerster’s Native American roots, featuring concepts and objects that sang of old cultures and places; bones, feathers, rocks, rivers and all manner of flora and fauna were present in these works. They told intricatelywoven stories of life in the Southwest, of travelling a merciless and glorious landscape, of making connections with other people and searching for a lost America that will never exist again. On these great adventures, readers and listeners follow Magdalena, a character of Foerster’s conception that she describes as “the ghost of America … of the continent” and as an “alter-ego” of hers. Magdalena takes readers on powerful, moving adventures through time and space as Foerster crafts the fantastical, apocalyptic, and sensual poems that Etown students and faculty had the pleasure of hearing at the reading. Jennifer Foerster earned her bachelor’s degree (B.F.A.) from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, N.M. in 2003. She received her master’s degree (M.F.A.) in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in July 2007. Her poetry has been published in magazines and journals such as Ploughshares, Shenandoah, Passages North, Many Mountains Moving and Drunken Boat. Her poems have been anthologized in several volumes, most notably “Poetry from the Indigenous Americas.” Foerster is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, lives in San Francisco, Calif., and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University from 2008 to 2010. She works as a grant writer, asking governments to allow more funding for environmental conservation and protection projects such as those that preserve the redwood forests in California. Foerster’s workshop and reading were a part of the College English Department’s Guest Poets Series. For more information on upcoming poet visits and events, visit writershouse.


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M&M Mars Lecturer, Executive Director of Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce presents on owning small businesses Sarah Giampietro Staff Writer


ver since he was a child in Peru, Ramon Escudero knew what he wanted to be when he grew up: a business owner. Growing up and watching his father going to work as a dentist and teaching children at school inspired Ramon to follow his own passions and dreams. He was so fascinated by how free and happy his father was in doing his work that he aspired to be just like him, in his own way. He did just that. While attending business school in Peru, Escudero realized it could take years to start a business in his home country. After graduation, he found a respectable agency that promoted tourism in Peru, industries, imports/exports, etc., where he was able to connect with more and more people. Connecting with and helping others is one of the most enjoyable things for Escudero. “Connections are what make your business thrive and grow,” Escudero said. While working with a foreign investment branch, Escudero traveled to Washington, D.C. and attended the George Washington School of Business to receive his master’s degree. After attaining his master’s, he worked with various businesses throughout America and Peru, ending with the Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce. So, how did he become the executive director of the Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce? Escudero said, “When you have a wife, you need to take turns. So, after she followed me around to different jobs, it was her turn and we ended up here in Lancaster county.” What brought Escudero to Elizabethtown College? Escudero came to the College last Friday for a presentation on how to make resources available for small business start-ups. Students learned tips and tricks for starting a business. Escudero went through a step-by-step process of what students need to do and who they need to know in order to start a prosperous business. For starters, Escuerdo told students to ask themselves, “Is owning a business good for you?” If so, one needs to be willing to handle

very time-consuming positions and passionate about his or her work, or else there is no use. The next step is to take advantage of resources, such as consulting with professors or going to the library and researching information about other businesses. A few key tools for starting up a business, suggested by Escudero, are ESCO Corporation, Assets (of Lancaster) and Community First Fund. “These useful sources can help to gain more knowledge and starting a business right,” Escudero said. After deciding that owning a business is the right path, the next step for students is finding what type of business is good for them. Escudero stated five key points in determining what business is best for you. First, find what you are most passionate about. From there, Photo: Danilo Yabut talk to sources, conduct market research, check the census website and consult with Ramon Escudero, executive director of Elizabethtown’s Chamber of Commerce, different business professionals. The key point stresses a plethora of research when starting a small business. As part of the he could not stress enough was to go to the M&M Mars lecture series, Escudero urges students to make connections and to not be afraid to travel for a goal or be afraid to make compromises. library for data. When satisfied with the result of the first two steps, Escudero went through the remaining process with mining who will take care of finances, having a good credit record, extremely knowledgeable detail, very handy for business students. determining how to market services, and finally, hiring a staff. Once He then went on to talk about how students should choose a name you have gone through all of the tedious and important steps, you for their businesses. After brainstorming a few ideas, search for are ready to open your business. When the business is open, there other businesses locally and make sure there are no duplicates. are some other aspects to keep in mind. “Being a good citizen Next, register the business through government agencies or town and being well-connected with your community are the most boroughs. “If you’re creating a business in a small town, like Eliza- important parts of keeping your business growing,” Escudero said. bethtown, all you have to do is go to the Borough to get a permit. Not only has Escudero gone through thick and thin to become Simple as that,” Escudero said. Next, “Determining your start what he is today, but he keeps growing more and more and becomup cost, expenses, equipment, location, staff and checking your ing more connected throughout the states. If anything needs to be competitors are highly important for guaranteeing your businesses taken from this knowledgeable presentation, it is that you need to success as well as writing a well-thought-out business plan that can work hard for what you are passionate about and stop at nothing be reviewed and adjusted every year.” to make it work. Escudero’s final words of wisdom were, “Sources Further on, the final stages of starting up a business are deter- will not do the work for you. You need to work for it.”

guest speaker

Senior advisor for National Academy of Science gives lecture Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Dr. Jay Labov, speaks on relevance of science, technology in liberal arts education, interacts with students, faculty in the classroom Melissa N. Nanna Staff Writer


r. Jay Labov, Senior Advisor for education and communication for the National Academy of Science, visited the Elizabethtown College campus this week to present lectures and visit various classes. At the age of 13, Labov, who spent his childhood in Philadelphia, received a book written by Jacques Cousteau about marine biology, which sparked his interest in the subject. His interest continued to grow when his high school biology teacher convinced him it was a career he should pursue. After high school, Labov attended the University of Miami in Florida, but once there he realized most students wanted to become marine biologists also. After taking biology, he gradually branched out and ended up majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. Labov then attended The University of Rhode Island for his master’s degree and Ph.D., where he wanted to work with a professor who was doing oceanography research, but he discovered that the professor was not taking students. However, he found another professor in the department of zoology and began working with him, which resulted in a master’s in zoology and a Ph.D. in biological sciences. This week, Labov came to Etown not only to present three lectures, but also to interact with students and faculty and visit some classes. He gave lectures at the Bowers Writers House called “Educating Teachers of Science, Math and Technology” and “Creativity and Curiosity: Science, Education and Technology.” An additional lecture was given at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center entitled “Science, Evolution, and Creationism: The Critical Need for Science as a Liberal Art in the 21st Century.” Labov also visited various classes, including a biology class, to discuss the relevance of biology to the topics students are studying and to the real world. He also visited an education class to talk about various things going on with science education

at a national level. education in science, math, What Labov wants stutechnology and engineerdents to take away from ing. The Academy prepares his visit and lectures is that many reports for the United science is relevant to our States government and was lives, and everything a perchartered in 1863 by an son does or thinks about act of Congress during the is influenced by science or height of the Civil War, technology in some way. when Lincoln realized that, He said, “Learning about in order for the Union to be these things and learning preserved, science was goabout the implications and ing to have to play a major the relevance of science role. The Academy’s role is and technology are absoto respond to any question lutely essential for dealing on science or technology with our lives in the 21st the government might ask. century.” Those at the Academy do Labov was here, not only not receive any compento lecture students, but sation, so the Academy also to listen to what they consists of people who volhad to say and understand unteer anywhere from six what is on their minds. months to two years of their Labov wants the chance time, who serve American to talk to students and let people by answering all them know there are a lot kinds of questions. Approxof options when you have imately 200-250 reports a a degree in science. Labov year are produced; Labov said, “I work in Washinghas been the Study Director ton, D.C. about six blocks for about a dozen of them. from the Capitol and it Some that are most relevant turns out that a lot of the to Etown are the Science people there are graduatEducation Standards, with ing college and becoming which we grew up. the staff to senator and Etown is the third school Congress representatives L ab ov v isite d w it h t he who are working on things Woodrow Wilson Visitrelated to science and teching Fellow Program. He nology. However, a lot of also travels to four to five these people don’t like scicollege campuses per year Photo: Katie J. Brumbach with other programs. When ence and technology from their experiences and this asked if he enjoys what he As part of the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Program, Dr. Jay Labov, needs to change.” Labov Senior Advisor for education and communication at the National does, Labov replied, “I have is hoping that colleges, Academy of Science, travels to college campuses to speak on science, been doing this for 30 years; like Etown, are helping to math, and their roles in education. Labov spoke at Etownthis past week I see no end to it. I can’t change this, but every place on these subjects and the personal experience he has had in the field, even think about retiring can do it better. He wants to including his time at the Academy and and his master’s degree in zoology. at this point. There is too engage in discussions about much work to be done and improving this and that is why he is work- 18 years on the Biology faculty at Colby too many good things are happening. We College in Maine. At the Academy, Labov are finally beginning to see the fruits of our ing for the National Academy of Science. Prior to the 16 years he has worked at works on various types of activities re- work in changing undergraduate science the Academy, Labov spent approximately lated to the improvement of undergraduate education.”


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Sukkah created to celebrate holiday

October 4, 2012

style watch

Flashback styles flourish on warm fall days A few days later, I spotted junior Hannah Brubach in the Marketplace wearing this long, Old Navy maxi dress. I have a slight obsession with maxi dresses, but feel like I just can’t pull e’re a third of the way through the semester and them off. I feel as though whenever you look in a magazine in the prelude to fall the summer or early fall, there’s break is in the air with tons of fashionable young stars the smell of home-cooked jetting around the world in meals. The last Style Watch these, and Hannah looks like column sent me into an she would fit right in the pages absolute frenzy, and I felt of InTouch or People magazine. so energized after writing The black palate allows for it. Clearly, the prep tends her multi-strand necklace from to overwhelm my sensiFrancesca’s to be the main focus, bilities on occasion. So, to framed by her long blonde hair, bring things back down to of course. Let it be known that earth, this week features I am in love with this necklace: two lovely ladies dressed in the effect of beads, small chains their bohemian best. and particularly interesting leafNot long after I finished shaped pendants provide just the previous column, I the right amount of subtlety began thinking of what I and excitement. Not pictured could feature in the next is the collection of rings Hanissue of Style Watch. Comnah frequently sports. Much ing off of my preppy high, like myself, she can never resist I had no clue how to folthose pesky little vendors that low it. My style is pretty make their home in the BSC constant, but there are concourse for the day – each some deviations. As soon one is from a different seller that as I saw sophomore Alex visits the College. Gustaitis’ cozy-looking While this column is much sweater, it was evident calmer than my overt excitephoto: Hannah C. Blecker that she had to be in my ment last time, I’m still super column. (For the sake of Sophomore Alex Gustaitis (left), and junior Hannah passionate about these outfits full disclosure, she was in Brubach (right) exhibit cozy, 1960s style during the school and personal style in generday. Woodstock fashion is attainable at nearby stores such my first-year seminar last al. Writing this piece makes as Macy’s and Francesca’s Boutique. year, and shoes were the me notice the smallest things basis of the majority of our early conversations.) people wear on a daily basis, and I really enjoy penning each Thankfully, for all of us looking to achieve the same carefree paragraph. But enough with all of that emotional stuff! As the look, this outfit is totally attainable. The aforementioned sweater weather continues to get chillier and the days shorter, remember is from Macy’s, and the light wash jeans add to the laidback to enjoy wearing your favorite summer items for the last time. vibe. Accenting the major pieces is a large brown belt to add Soon we’ll have to relegate them to their winter’s domain in attics some structure to the flowy look, and an absolutely precious and basements everywhere. That’s going to be a sad day, so until owl necklace from The Green Eyed Lady, a small shop located then, I’ll be wearing my zebra print shorts and bright tank tops. in Alex’s hometown of West Chester, Pa. Until next time, my fashionable Etownians!

Hannah C. Blecker Asst. Copy Editor


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Epic Photography brings artistic expertise to area, plans to give back to community Katie A. Bamberger Opinion Editor Photos: Amy K. Milligan

Sukkot is a week-long Jewish agricultural holiday celebrated by Jews around the world. It occurs immediately after Rosh Hashana (the Jewish new year) and Yom Kippur (the day of atonement). To commemorate their time in Egypt, as well as to fulfill commandments found in the book of Leviticus, Jews build tent like structures. Each Sukkah (the tent like structure) has at least three sides, is temporary, and has a roof made of organic material. This year the Chaplain’s Office and Hillel worked with Jewish Studies professor Amy Milligan to erect a Sukkah on the patio of th BSC. Like Jews around the world, campus members have enjoyed meals in the Sukkah, decorated it to celebrate the harvest and change of seasons, and have spent quality time there together having coffee, studying, and hanging out. On October 1, members of the campus community came together to take part in a dedication ceremony led in Hebrew and English by Dr. Milligan. As part of this ceremony, all were invited to shake the lulav and etrog. These ritual items, branches bound together and a citrus fruit found in Israel, are a reminder of the bounty of the harvest and the change of the seasons.The campus community is welcome to enjoy the Sukkah for the remainder of the week.

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s Jamie Schoenberger entered Epic Photography’s recently relocated studio with a two-year-old in tow, her husband Andrew immediately got up from editing photos, picked up their daughter Siena and wrapped her in a bear hug. Giggles erupted from the little girl and the moment was picture-perfect. With two daughters and a baby on the way, the Schoenbergers are busy being both parents and photographers. A native of Lebanon, Pa., Jamie is a graduate of Cedar Crest High School and Penn State University. After working in photo labs and with National Geographic in Washington D.C., Jamie said she had difficulty finding a job after the Sept. 11 events so she returned to the area and founded Epic Photography in February 2002. “After meeting Andy in 2005, we decided we needed to do it [photography] full time,” Jamie said. The two became both business partners and life partners and had their first daughter in 2007. Jamie explained that she studied advertising and photography while at Penn State, ultimately leading her to form her business. Andrew disagreed and interrupted her. “That isn’t how it started,” he said. “It was with field hockey!” Jamie smiled, keeping an eye on Siena, who was playing with a stack of business cards, and then explained that her interest in photography stemmed from a bad experience in high school. “I was going out for field hockey and couldn’t stand it,” she said. “My grandmother, who was always an avid and passionate photographer, encouraged me to try something different and bought me my first camera.” Jamie said that she always had an interest in photography. After partnering with Andrew, who also attended Penn State for marketing, the two worked out of their home. Despite building an addition on their house,

having two children made it difficult to separate the studio from their home. After 10 years of being in business, Epic Photography moved into a new studio in downtown Elizabethtown this past April. “We are definitely seeing a bigger separation of work and home now,” Jamie said. The studio is now on the first floor of a historic building where Conewago Coffee House used to be located on Market Street. According to an article in Local Marketplace, the Schoenbergers have plans to turn the space into a boutique-style studio where clients and customers can purchase

“Tailoring their work to clients’ desires is one of the main goals and sources of pride for Epic Photography.” keepsakes and photo accessories in the future. The space is also needed for the business’s growing clientele. Andrew said that although they do not specialize in a specific style of photography, they shoot mostly children, newborns, high school seniors and upscale weddings. Epic Photography does not charge by the hour, but rather customizes their sessions according to what the client is looking for. “We spend time with them,” Andrew said. “We’ll spend two hours to get it if that’s how long it takes.” In fact, tailoring their work to clients’ interests and desires is one of the main goals and sources of pride for Epic Photography. Jamie and Andrew work with

clients wherever they want to be; 90 percent of their shoots are outside. “The kids love it outside,” Andrew said. The natural environment and lighting also make shooting outside a good option. According to Local Marketplace, together the Schoenbergers have shot over 300 weddings and also done photography for businesses, as well as commercial photography for marketing and imaging purposes, and image restoration. Most recently, Andrew photographed Hersheypark’s new Sky Rush rollercoaster while riding it. Jamie and Andrew are also very involved in the community and work to give back. They photographed a fundraising event in support of autism awareness, which Jamie said was very inspiring. In addition, Andrew is involved in development for Market Street! Improving Business (MSIB), an organization that aims to revitalize Elizabethtown’s downtown area, according to Local Marketplace. Aside from their photography, the Schoenbergers have also founded an organization called Siena’s HUGS. Named after their two-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with a genetic disorder known as Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), the non-profit organization aims to raise awareness not only for PWS, but also other genetic disorders. They also hope to gain support for other families in similar situations. Meanwhile, the Schoenbergers continue to get comfortable in their new studio, while also preparing for their third daughter, who is due in three weeks. “Is it that soon already?” Andrew said to Jamie, smiling. To schedule a session with Epic Photography or learn more about their business, visit, search for them on Facebook or call 717-344-0571. To learn more about Siena’s HUGS, visit


October 4, 2012

Must do’s this fall THE ETOWNIAN’S TOP 5

Jason R. Kelley Staff Writer

The leaves are turning and we have officially entered autumn. That means it’s time to break out the sweaters, start planning Halloween costumes, and just appreciate the beauty that Mother Nature exhibits during the fall months. There are several activities and events that are just better in the fall, especially around Elizabethtown College. Have a craving for pumpkin-flavored anything or looking for something to do on the weekend? The Etownian offers five of our favorite fall must-dos to help you not only get through, but also enjoy, the next few months.




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Go apple picking: One of the best ways to take advantage of the beauty of fall while also eating one of its most delicious creations is to go apple picking. Not only is this a great time for the kids, but also parents are relieved since they are making the healthy choice of apples. The apple picking is half the battle, as you can create so many different things with the apples you pick: apple pie, apple cider, or even homemade applesauce. There are apple orchards all over Pennsylvania, but some close ones in Lancaster County are Shaw Orchards in Stewartstown, The Susquehanna Orchards in Delta, and the Masonic Village. Enjoy the football season: During the fall, the National Football League (NFL) starts their season, which is filled with fast moving, entertaining plays made by some of the best athletes in the world. Playing on Sundays, Mondays and now Thursdays, the week is filled with action. Another way to celebrate the football season is to actually play; start up a game with some friends on a quiet, cool evening in Brinser Field or outside Ober. Catch an Elizabethtown College soccer game: Attending a soccer game is a great, exciting way to spend an afternoon. Not only can you see your friends and fellow classmates play a competitive game, you are also supporting the College as a whole. You can check out the team schedules online, but both the men’s and women’s teams play at Messiah on Oct. 6 beginning at 5 p.m. Both games will be exciting and entertaining as the Jays face their local rivals. Locate the elusive pumpkin spice latte: Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes and Dunkin Donuts pumpkin coffee are hard to come by in Elizabethtown, but we have something better. Folklore Coffee & Co., located in walking distance on Market Street, offers fall inspired items including a delicious spicy pumpkin latte as well as spiced cider. Folklore is more than qualified to satisfy any pumpkin cravings as well as cravings for any delicious, warm beverage. Spend free time with the family: As fall break approaches, many people will go home to relax and take a little break from the stressful lives we live at school. Not only is this break a great time to relax, but also a time to spend with your family. It is a great time to catch up with parents and siblings and just enjoy each other’s company.Fall break begins on Oct. 11, allowing students a four-day break. These four days will fly by, so it is important that you make the most of them.

Fall is best experienced by making the most of everything it has to offer. With so many activities that only come around this time of year, it is a great opportunity for students to plan what they would like to do in order to make every fall day count. So get out there, crunch some fallen leaves under your feet, invest in some scarves to keep up with all of your outdoor activities, and don’t take this season for granted —you’ll be sorry you missed these opportunities once winter arrives.

letter to the editor

Director asks for sportsmanship, respect Nancy J. Latimore Director of Athletics


his Saturday, the Blue Jay men’s and women’s soccer teams will travel to Messiah College for one of the biggest Division III rivalries in college sports. We encourage you to attend these important games and support the Blue Jays. Unfortunately, soccer games versus Messiah have, at times, brought out some very unattractive and offensive behavior from fans of both institutions. While these behaviors usually are conducted in the name of institutional pride, they do not always result in pride for the institution, and in fact, create embarrassment for the College and taint its reputation. Blue Jay fans need to leave their “Muck Fessiah” shirts at home this Saturday. An offensive message such as this one, directed at a long-time Middle Atlantic Conference partner, is not at all appropriate or acceptable, and goes against Etown’s very core values.

Intoxicated spectators will not be permitted in the soccer stadium. Messiah officials also want us to know that fans will not be permitted to stand or sit in the aisles; and at the conclusion of the game, those of us sitting in or near the Etown student section will be directed to leave the stadium using exits to the right (opposite the scoreboard). Out of respect for the talented student-athletes from both institutions, we ask that you join us in keeping the focus on the field of play and the game, and not the spectator areas. We want the students, alumni, parents, grandparents and siblings who attend the games to have the opportunity to enjoy these high-level contests. Saturday’s games are of major importance for the Blue Jay soccer teams in terms of conference standings. Please come out and support the Blue Jays in a positive manner. Thank you. Go Jays!


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“What is your favorite thing about fall?”

“Crunching leaves!” -Nicole Souza ‘15

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“Sweaters!” lark ‘14 -Melissa C


Agnetha C. Serrame Asst. Opinion Editor


ou’ve probably seen commercials for the new iPhone 5 and can attest to all the fuss surrounding it’s release. Not to seem like an Apple-hater, but have you noticed that they keep coming out with a “better” version of their gadgets every year? This year, the must-have item is the iPhone 5, and I’m sure everyone will be asking for it during holiday season, if not already. According to Apple, the iPhone 5 is the “thinnest, lightest and fastest iPhone ever.” Compared to the iPhone 4S, the new edition has a better screen display, faster wireless, a faster processor and longer battery life. But how much technological improvement is really worth the financial burden of these devices? Along with the iPhone 5, Apple also released the new iPod, which now comes in a variety of different colors. Apple competitors have also been releasing products that are high-tech as well: Samsung released the new Samsung Galaxy S III, and Amazon released their new Kindle family. I’m not going to lie: I got hooked on the new Kindle because I’m a big Amazon fan and decided to pre-order it. Senior political science major Alex Leggieri waited hours in line to get the new iPhone 5. “Well, I stayed

These companies putposely launch a product with minimum qualities in the begnning so that they can manipulate and make these products ‘better.’ up until 3 a.m. the night of the release to get it. I was supposed to receive it the 21st, but AT&T messed the order up, so I cancelled that order and then went and waited in line like a crazy person to get the phone,” Leggieri said. Leggieri now has the new iPhone and said that he loves it, especially the new panoramic view on the camera. Trying out the new products by Apple is a must for avid iPhone fans like Leggieri. I find it funny when I say that getting the new iPhone 5 is stupid, because I wanted to get the new Kindle and iPod myself. I’m pretty convinced that every tech company is going to launch something “new” every year so that their business will keep going. These companies purposely launch a product with minimum qualities in the beginning so that they can manipulate and make these products “better.” Consumers like me, of course, fall into buying the new products because we just need to have it. My advice to those wanting these new products is to think before buying. Ask yourself, “Do I really need this? Am I going to get maximum use of it?” Don’t impulse-buy something; do your research about the product before actually buying it. If you think that you must have it, then buy it. If you are uncertain about purchasing it, then listen to your gut and weigh your options.

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October 4, 2012

Holding a diploma, the least of it all: years to find ourselves Katie A. Bamberger Opinion Editor


very week, while procrastinating, I scroll through Yahoo!’s ticker. I make my way through reviews of the latest TV shows and, of course, the do-it-yourself solutions to just about anything. Without fail, at least one article always scrolls by about which college majors will result in high-paying jobs, which majors are useless and which will yield the best jobs for introverts or extroverts. The mantras we all heard at high school graduation ceremonies ring faintly in the back of my mind during these moments. We were told to follow our dreams, to be all that we can be and, of course, to brace ourselves for all of those loans. Now a junior, I feel the overwhelming and frustrating prospect of finishing out the remaining courses that I need to graduate. I count credits and, on occasion, envision my remaining time in college simply drawn out in blocks of time. Two semesters per year, four credits per class. But what does it all add up to? In addition to scrolling through Yahoo!’s ticker, I have

also recently acquired the bad habit of counting how many lines long my classmates’ and colleagues’ email signatures are. The list of clubs and leadership roles are endless. Contact information and club affiliation seems to be particularly important. Despite this over-involvement (and my inevitable time left as an undergraduate – time-capsuled or not), I have wondered how college might be different if we focused only on what we are truly passionate about. Instead of padding our resumes with an unending list of extracurricular activities and attending college only for a degree, how might life as an undergraduate differ? After spending three years in college and a few thousand (or more) dollars in tuition, I have come to the realization that college is more than simply doing homework and taking tests. It is, as speakers often say at graduation, the first step of the rest of our lives. It is the place where interests are engaged, learning is fostered, and preparations are made for the future.

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Life, death, a text message away: is pledging for safety even effective?


It is where we first explore, where we experience our first failures and successes. And, it is where we find what we are passionate about. In the end, holding a diploma might feel like the least of it all.


Continuum of ‘idolworship’ defining our generation Christian V. Samartino Staff Writer


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n my experience, there are very few things worthy of a pledge. There are some that would even argue the Pledge of Allegiance isn’t worth stating, pointing to actions our country has carried out within the past few decades as the object of their reason. One pledge worth taking a look at is AT&T’s “It Can Wait” initiative, which is designed to reduce texting-related car accidents. The purpose of this initiative is to recruit drivers from across the country to pledge not to text or make phone calls while they drive. I’ll admit, I’ve had a number of close calls when it comes to texting and driving. Apparently, texting your girlfriend while merging onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike is dangerous. Live and learn I suppose. I believe this to be a noble effort on the part of AT&T. The idea of losing someone I love to a texting-related accident is unthinkable. AT&T aims to evoke the emotions of their audience by broadcasting commercials that simply display the last texts individuals sent shortly before being killed in a car accident. People relate to this type of commercial. It makes the individual who died seem much closer if the viewer is permitted to see the deceased person’s final words. I’m one of the people who needs to take this pledge. I’ve been driving approximately four years, and in my driving experience, I can honestly say that I have taken too many chances. Call it a generational thing, but I think I’m going to live forever. “Texting one person won’t get me in an accident,” I tell myself. Maybe not, but am I really willing to potentially kill someone in a car accident with the excuse that I had to text someone? Picture that on someone’s tombstone: “Killed by a text message.” Not exactly an honorable cause of death. I have three sisters, one of which texts quite frequently (Sorry to throw you under the bus, Marykate, but you might be hit by a bus if you don’t stop texting) and two of them happen to own smartphones. Texting nowadays isn’t what it used to be. If you have the privilege to own a smartphone, I advise you to use caution. Smartphones have their benefits, but most of them feature an on-

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screen keyboard. This requires not only the fingers to type, but the eyes of the user as well in order to see what they are typing. For the texting driver, this poses a world of problems. Given a classic cell phone keyboard, drivers used to have the ability to text while not looking at their phone. Therefore, texting with a smartphone could literally mean your life as the price, as you have to take your eyes off the road in order to send your mom a quick “Hello.” Although I commend AT&T for their efforts to reduce the amount of texting by drivers, I highly doubt members of my generation will take any pledge seriously. Let’s be honest: we don’t take much of anything too seriously. We barely take college seriously. This may be news to you, but after graduation, the only people who care how many parties you go to will be your unemployed friends or the ones not worth being friends with. Word to the unwise: employers don’t consider drinking a skill that’s resume-worthy. You may want to take any indication that you’re not a hard worker off your social-networking site. This isn’t a rant against drinking, though; it’s against a generation that values their texting over human lives. I purposely worded that to be dramatic. Besides learning the balance between hard work and play, our generation could also stand to learn the value of respecting authority. I would like to say that we will view the efforts of AT&T as noble and pledge as a whole to stop texting, but we probably won’t. It will probably take the death of a loved one or a friend to stop individuals within our generation from continuing their texting-while-driving habits. You’d think hearing statistics from a company such as AT&T would encourage drivers all across the globe to stop texting and driving, but it usually takes more than one company’s efforts to cause a large mass of people to discontinue an unhealthy habit. Look at the campaigns that attempted to stop individuals from drunk driving or smoking. People still drink and drive. College students still somehow afford to buy nicotine products to smoke outside of academic buildings for the rest of us to enjoy as we walk by. Thanks for the breath of fresh air, Etown. Happy reading.

elebrities receive a massive amount of exposure in our society. We follow them on Twitter, search for gossip articles about their latest exploits and scrutinize every action they take. In essence, our society idolizes and subsequently worships a universe of mortal stars. It is an inevitable element of our cultural dialogue which characterizes our generation. However, we must ask ourselves. How much exposure is too much? Recent celebrity gossip may help shed some light on this topic. “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara encountered a wardrobe malfunction during her Emmy experience on Sept. 23. Her dress tore during the festivities before the presentation of the “Best Comedy Series” Emmy. However, Vergara’s wardrobe team mended the dress 20 minutes before she accepted the award with the other members of the “Modern Family” cast. So how do we know about the malfunction at all? It occurred beyond the scope of the public eye and was mended backstage before she accepted the award. Vergara posted a picture of the tear in the back of her dress via Twitter to inform her followers of the incident. In the picture she posted, one could clearly see the white thong she wore to the event. That picture promptly went viral on the internet and consumed segments of our cultural dialogue. The wardrobe malfunction Vergara experienced was an accident. It does not compare to Janet Jackson’s blatant act of exposure during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show in 2004. However, it is still an example of overexposure. Vergara’s experience could have remained private and no one would have known it occurred. It is not an example of the paparazzi intruding on the life of a star to attain a photograph. According to an article by Kate Hogan in People Magazine, the Photo was taken by Vergara’s boyfriend, Nick Loeb. If someone other than a celebrity posted this sort of picture on Twitter, they would probably face some sort of repercussion. For instance, they might lose their job. However, stars do not face this type of consequence. In their world, any type of publicity seems to be good because they receive attention. In fact, some stars use overexposure as a catalyst to propel their careers. This description is applicable to stars such as the Kardashian family. According to an article in Forbes Magazine by Dorothy Pomerantz, “Reality stars like the Kardashians depend on overexposure to drive their businesses. They want to be in the spotlight constantly to get people to watch their shows and ultimately buy the products they endorse. We estimated that Kim Kardashian earned $12 million last year, not including what she got paid for her wedding.” The media perpetuates the overexposure of stars by focusing on their news. In all likelihood, this trend is a result of the fact that stars such as the Kardashians are money-makers. There is a wide audience that wants to hear about them. Speaking in simple terms, their news sells. It is a topic that will generate a response from the American population, which will create revenue for media outlets. However, I am not claiming that Vergara was motivated by this phenomenon. She shared an honest moment of her life with her followers, although she probably should have excluded the photograph from her Twitter post. Nonetheless, Vergara will still reap the benefits of overexposure even if she did not make the post with that intention. As a result of this incident, people will search for her picture, read new stories and observe her acting projects. I did all of those things during the writing process for this article. All of those things will increase her level of publicity. The individuals who engage in these activities will perpetuate the cultural continuum of the idolization and worship of stars which characterizes our generation.


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Hooked on the wire: 24-hours sans technology? Senior learns that college life is nearly without modern conveniences Katherine G. Pebley Staff Writer


s I checked my email on Monday night, I listened to my iTunes on shuffle, checked my phone to see if anyone had texted me and mildly paid attention to the television my roommate was watching intently. I read the sixth email in my inbox, an assignment for the Etownian, and my mouth hung open: 24 hours without technology. The assignment went on to explain that I had to give up all forms of modern technology. I couldn’t check my email. I couldn’t text or call anyone. I couldn’t get on Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter. I couldn’t even do any homework that required me to research via the Internet or type anything up. I considered rejecting the assignment. I send around five emails a day at minimum. I usually receive at least 10 emails. A lot of the work I’m doing for classes this semester involves using a Microsoft Word document or being on Blackboard. To not affect my school work and to not further destroy my sleep schedule, 24 hours was impossible. I negotiated. I got my editor down to two hours, but I decided that I would see how long I could last and hope that it was at least two hours. I waited through the week for Friday afternoon, figuring that I’d have plenty of time between my morning class and dinner to function without technology. However, after spending about 20 minutes or so in an attempt to figure out what to do, I fell asleep. On Saturday, I tried again. Hour one flew by. My roommate was still asleep, so I sat in the quiet of our room and wrote in a notebook. I attempted poetry and scribbled a drawing of a Gatorade bottle or two. I found myself checking the clock on my wall often. I had never noticed

that the number 12 is a different color than the rest of the numbers. Hour two was not as quick. I became annoyed at the noise of the contraption outside my window which had never seemed so loud. Hour three and hour four were spent reading for class. I figured I might as well get some work done. The ticking of the clock started to test my nerves.

We remember life without cell phones, and we watched them evolve to the devices they are now, meant for so much more than calling. Hour five went downhill, mainly for the sheer fact that I realized it was hour five. I walked around outside for a while, looking at the effects that fall has had on the campus. But I couldn’t shake that it was hour five. I had decided earlier that I at least wanted to get to that point, and I had made it that far. It wasn’t going to kill me to turn my phone back on. Within ten minutes I was texting and watching a movie. Still feeling a bit in withdrawal after the fact, I’m using unnecessary technology while writing this article. It is quiet in my apartment, and instead of using the silence to focus, I plugged in my headphones and

am currently swaying to the music of Michael Bublé. I’ve now checked my phone 15 times since I began writing this article. I feel obnoxiously a part of my generation, and I know that many of them would not even last as long as I did. However, I’d like to point out that, as a college student, it’s impractical for me to devote 24 hours to being unplugged from technology. The concept is great, getting people to connect by being in the same physical space, getting their brains to function without bright screens constantly moving across them, etc. But I belong to a generation that was raised with the technology we use daily. We’re 90s babies. We were raised on Nickelodeon and Minesweeper. We remember life before cell phones, and we watched them evolve to be the devices they are now, meant for so much more than calling. We can type texts without looking at the keys or the screen. We use music to fill silence. We know more about fictional worlds in books, movies and video games than we’ve ever desired to know about our world. We think in statuses and tweets. We Google everything. We’re not equipped to survive without the technology around us. Not having it drives us crazy. I realize how stupid that sounds. It’s not necessary to check Facebook 12 times a day, but we do it. Why? Because we have this need to feel connected to the world around us by more than a physical space being shared. Because we grew up with it. Because, above all else, we like it. We can deny it, we can spend a couple hours focused on something else, but we can’t function successfully without it forever. We’re wired in and we’re okay with it.

PUT YOUR RECORDS ON Alexa N. Viscardi Columnist

Genre: Indie Folk Rock My Rating: Refresh your fall folk soundtrack

here’s something uniquely powerful about working with family. Texas sibling duo Maggie and Tyler Heath unite to form the The Oh Hello’s, with an eclectic-sounding indie folkrock style that is inventive and fun to listen to. The Oh Hello’s cite Mumford and Sons, The Civil Wars, and Los Campesinos! as their musical influences, and one can definitely feel that vibe in their rhythm, choices in instrumentation and harmonizing vocals. The band’s self-titled EP album, released in December 2011, is comprised of four tracks that draw inspiration from Irish folk songs in both sound and message. Songs “Lay Me Down” and “Trees” pull out all the stops, with fast-paced, foot-stomping rhythms, whereas “Cold Is the Night” is a quieter, more reflective piece that deals with loneliness and expresses the sentiment that “we carry our lives around in our memories.” The first song I heard from The Oh Hello’s EP was “Hello My Old Heart,” which is softer-spoken compared to the other tracks on the album. It is performed with acoustic guitar and

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the Heath siblings’ beautiful harmonizing vocals, not to mention the pure poetry that is their lyrics: “Nothing lasts forever somethings aren’t meant to be but you’ll never find the answer until you set your old heart free ” Effectually, the songs are listed on the EP in the form of a story, beginning with the acknowledgement of the difficulties of love and freedom, and coming full circle by the end of the album to the conclusion of embracing them. The Oh Hello’s take something old and make it new, which is truly a challenge in the music industry these days. Their sound, while being familiar to indie folk fans, certainly hits a new note with the Irish folk song influences. The album’s story is captivating and cathartic, capable of striking a chord with listeners. The Oh Hello’s encourages the optimist in us all, and reminds us that “heartache pales in comparison to love.”

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October 4, 2012

Welsh, Tempone lead teams to second place at Dickinson Kristin D. Peachey Staff Writer


or only hoping to show a steady improvement from the teams’ previous performances, the Elizabethtown College men’s and women’s cross country teams exceeded expectations at the Dickinson Long and Short Invitational Saturday, Sept. 28. The men’s team took second in the short course team standings, while the women, who also ran the shorter race, tied Dickinson College for first. The men’s team was led by junior Stephen Welsh, who placed third in the four kilometer race with a time of 12:59.30. Senior Aaron Focht, junior Matt Rever, sophomore Dan Gresh and first-year Matt Shenk took places fourth through seventh, respectively, all finishing within just eight seconds of Welsh. Dickinson took first and second place, leading the Red Devils to the short course team title. Focht knew regional foe Dickinson would be a tough competitor,

but he was excited to get a better look at the Red Devils and their race course. “The meet will also be a nice preview for regionals since Dickinson is hosting that race as well,” Focht said. “Regionals will be the most important meet … and getting to race there earlier in the season will give us an advantage over some of the other teams in our region.” On the women’s team, junior Traci Tempone led the team by taking first place with a time of 14:52.9. She was followed by senior Taryn Shank, who finished sixth, and junior Eileen Cody, who finished eighth. In addition to the top 10 finishers, Etown earned half of the 11-20 spots. Sophomore Amelia Tearnan finished 11th, while finishes 17-20 went to junior Amanda Kerno, sophomore Ashley Underkofler, senior Megan Patton and junior Elaina Nellis, respectively. Although Etown and Dickinson tied with 15 points each, the short course team title was ultimately given to

Dickinson after a runner-by-runner comparison. Despite missing the title by a slim margin, Cody and Tempone were more than pleased with the team’s

cited and proud of the progression of our season!” Although the format of the invitational encouraged teams to place runners in the long and short races to determine an overall invitational team winner, Coach Brian Falk had other ideas. “Philosophically I just believe in not racing too much in September,” Falk said, “so I’m running everybody in the 4ks … so all I’m looking for is some kind of visual, objective evidence that we’re better than we were two weeks ago.” By steadily improving every week, the teams will keep from peaking early in the season, giving the teams better chances at reaching regional and national meets. Looking ahead, each team has the same objectives – winning the Middle Atlantic Conference Championship and qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championships – but different obstacles stand in the way. According to Falk, six of the top eight men from last year graduated, leaving behind a

“We had a great third meet. We are getting stronger each meet and it shows.” ~ Eileen Cody

performance. “We had a great third meet,” Cody said. “We are getting stronger each meet and it shows.” “I think it was an all-around great race,” Tempone said. “I’m really ex-

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young men’s team. “So far we have enough good athletes to stay competitive,” Falk said, “but we’re still not where we need to be to go back to nationals.” Focht also realizes the challenges ahead of the team, but does not seem to be worried because of the hard work and dedication of Gresh and Rever. “They saw an opportunity where they could make the team stronger and rose to the occasion,” Focht said. “It is because of Gresh’s and Rever’s hard work that we stand a chance in qualifying for nationals as a team.” For the women’s team, the challenges will be to keep the team healthy and to fill two spots left by veteran national qualifiers who are studying abroad. Falk sees Nellis, Tearnan and Underkofler as athletes who are stepping up to fill the holes in the team. The teams will have one week off from competition and then head to Ohio over fall break to compete in the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble at Oberlin College on Oct. 13.


Blue Jays beat Arcadia for first time Football analysts detract from enjoyment of game Alexis L. Morris Sports Editor


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First-year Eryn Henderson prepares to strike the ball.The Blue Jays were successful against the Arcadia Knights for the first time in the team’s history.

Elly M. McCarthy Staff Writer


lizabethtown College women’s soccer team beat the Arcadia University Knights 3-0 this past Saturday for the first time in Blue Jay history. Although the rivalry has not been long-lived, as it began in 2008, it has always been exciting. Last year, the Jays tied Arcadia in double-overtime, but they would not be rejected again this year. The Knights did not give the Jays the win, but made them earn it, starting by holding the Jays scoreless throughout the first half. Arcadia had many opportunities to score with a number of corner kicks to start the game, but senior Jess Manchak pushed back every Knights’ charge with three saves in 78:51 minutes. First-year Dana Robidoux was able to get a few minutes in as goalie toward the end of the game. The Jays’ defense held Arcadia to only five shots on goal and stopped the league’s fourth-leading scorer, Kim Canfield. Robidoux said, “We worked together, trusted each other and put together a great 90 minutes where the whole team contributed. We held the rope.” With the support of the stellar defense in the first half, spearheaded by Manchak and fellow senior Jess Mason, the offense was able to push the ball. The first goal came off the foot of sophomore Danielle Bond at the start of the second half during the 48th minute. Bond broke the gates open with the first goal of her career, breaking through two defenders in the process. Within the next ten minutes, first-year Trisha Clark scored another goal off the pass of fellow first-year Kaceyanne Cerankowski to bring the score to 2-0. Clark’s goal marked her fifth of the season, bringing her total points up to 11. Clark’s points come from five goals, worth two points each, and a single assist. With her last goal, she became the first Jay to break double digits this season. In response

to breaking double digits, Clark said, “It was great. I’m just happy to be able to contribute to the team and help in any way I can.” Clark is currently leading the team in points and is on track to surpassing last year’s leader at 19 points with eight regular season games remaining. On beating Arcadia, she said, “It is the best feeling. We really wanted to win it for our seniors, and I am proud that we were able to come together as a team and get a positive result [in this matchup] for the first time in our school’s history.” The Blue Jays’ third and final goal would come unassisted from junior Alex Topa in the 69th minute of the game, pushing the ball past the Knights’ goalie Veronica Willig. Willig entered the game with an imposing 0.51 goals against average, but was unable to rebuff the Jays. Last Saturday’s win was the beginning of the Blue Jays’ conference play, leaving them 1-0 in conference and 5-2-3 overall. The Blue Jays looked to continue their winning streak with their game against Hood College yesterday. This was the first conference matchup between Etown and Hood, as they are new to the conference. Hood and Stevenson University joined the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) this year, leaving the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC). Hood also started their conference debut with a loss against MAC opponent Widener University with a score of 0-4. Hood has started the season with a record of 0-1 in conference and 2-7 overall. In another exhibit of offensive power, Etown came home with a 5-0 win over Hood. All five of the goals came from different players: seniors Amy Bunting and Laura Wingert, first-years Eryn Henderson and Deanna Slater and Cerankowski. The Blue Jays dominated offensively, tallying 46 shots throughout the game, compared to two shots from Hood. As Etown moves to 2-0 in the conference, their next big test will come Saturday when they travel to Messiah College.

n a sports world dominated by football, one of the most coveted positions one can hold after being too washed up to play or coach anymore is to be an NFL Network or ESPN analyst. Former players can stay in the spotlight and compare every play to ones they used to make, and old coaches can prove to the world they still know a thing or two about America’s favorite game. Best of all, those kids who weren’t physically gifted enough to compete at a high level in football can get a chance to experience the glory days they never had. From my perspective, being an analyst isn’t too difficult. They have to watch every game and point out the construction and development of key plays. They have to stay on top of statistical leaders and how players are performing this year as opposed to last. And they have to communicate this information in an easily-understandable fashion. This job sounds like any football lover’s dream – getting paid to watch football, meeting players and coaches and being known as an expert in the football realm. Probably the hardest part of an analyst’s job is making predictions about which teams will win and which players will do well. However, this isn’t too difficult of a task in itself, for when your career consists of watching and studying football, it’s pretty easy to tell which teams are the best. For example, in a Patriots-Browns match-up, a monkey could predict New England’s Tom Brady steamrolling Cleveland. In the rare event that the Browns do win, the analysts will have a field day discussing how this upset happened, and no one will think twice about them being wrong. In the case of a heated rivalry, such as the Ravens-Steelers game, analysts picking sides adds to the fun. Simply put, fans don’t really care when analysts are wrong. To me, analysts aren’t all that special; in fact, they are downright annoying. They make obvious comments about 50 percent of the time, unnecessary comments another 40 percent of the time and insightful comments about five percent of the time. Oh yeah, the last five percent of the time is spent coming up with the new trends like “Griffining” now that the “Tebowing” train has passed. Some of the comments made by analysts can have a negative effect on the image of players in the game. For example, last year ESPN analyst and ex-New York Giants player Antonio Pierce told off two injured Giants for not staying and playing. “To me if you don’t have an injury that needs surgery, or that’s severe, you need to be out there,” Pierce said on “Mike & Mike in the Morning.” One of the injured players, Justin Tuck, also received flack from Fox analyst and former player Michael Strahan for missing games because of his neck injury and a strained groin. These comments certainly elicited responses and comments from other players, fans and coaches, who supported both sides in the controversy. Many recognized the error in Pierce’s comments. While as a former NFL player he probably understands better than most what it means to decide whether to play or not when plagued with a lingering injury, his comments on such a well-publicized platform could get fans thinking that other slightly-injured players should get their butts off the injured reserve. How does an analyst have any legitimacy behind his comment on whether a player plays or not? Although players are getting paid beaucoup bucks to win games, they also have their futures to think about. Pierce’s and Strahan’s comments could start a negative trend of fans thinking that injuries aren’t serious unless a surgery is needed, which is not healthy for obvious reasons. Again, an analyst’s job isn’t all that hard or special. So why is it necessary for ex-players to receive millions to sit and talk about a game they know inside and out? I guess they wouldn’t agree to be on the shows for anything less, but I’m pretty sure ESPN can find some other man in America who knows a lot about football and has an opinion about every play to sit behind a desk instead. Also, why do we need analysts who are specifically hired to discuss fantasy football? I’m pretty sure the people who have fantasy leagues can manage their teams without the aid of analysts telling them who to start. However, there is still one group of people related to football that is slightly more annoying than the analysts: the TV announcers. But we can open that can of worms another day.


October 4, 2012


THIS WEEK’S TOP SPORTS HEADLINES in Etown athletics... Senior Paul Whitman had a spectacular start to his last tennis season during the USTA-ITA Southeast Regional Championships, as he took home the Blue 2 Singles Consolation Final. Senior Josh Riehl also performed well, making it to the semifinals for the Blue 1 Singles. For doubles, junior Joe Kirchner and first-year Alejandro Diaz made it to the semifinals in Blue 4. Both the women’s and men’s teams will be playing in the Middle Atlantic Conference Individual Championships in two weeks.

in the NCAA... Since the world can’t go more than a month without hearing about a new development in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, a new story can be added to the list. Mike McQueary, a former assistant football coach at Penn State, is now filing a defamation suit against Penn State for misrepresenting him during discussions of Sandusky’s sexual misconduct. McQueary reported to Joe Paterno back in 2001 when he saw Sandusky showering with a young boy whom Sandusky appeared to be sexually molesting. However, McQueary believes that comments from the former president of Penn State, Graham Spanier, make it appear that McQueary was lying in his testimonies about reporting the showering incident. The lawsuit said, “Spanier’s statements have irreparably harmed [McQueary’s] reputation for honesty and integrity, and have irreparably harmed [his] ability to earn a living, especially in his chosen profession of coaching football.” McQueary is suing for millions in damages.

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Overtime goal lifts Jays over Knights Alexis L. Morris Sports Editor


fter two heart-breaking losses to Misericordia University and Susquehanna University, the Elizabethtown College’s men’s soccer team was in need of a win as they opened Commonwealth Conference play Sept. 29. The Blue Jays proved up to the task and defeated the Arcadia University Knights 3-2 in double overtime. The first half did not yield much in the way of statistics. Both teams got legitimate chances to score, but it was not until the second half that both offenses picked up the pace. Etown was the first on the board with a goal from junior Kyle Volk. Sophomore Kyle Fowler put a perfect arc on his corner kick and connected with Volk, who headed the ball inside of the right post. However, the Knights responded quickly. Only two minutes after Volk’s goal, Arcadia’s Alex Wells beat senior goalie Eric Carr after receiving a cross from teammate Zach Todd. Etown continued the rally with their second goal of the game from junior Zach Lee. This time Volk was credited with an assist when he threw the ball back into play. Once Lee gained posses-

sion of the ball, he put it away and put the Blue Jays in the lead. Once again, the Knights evened the score only a few minutes after the Blue Jays’ last goal. Similar to Etown’s first goal, Arcadia’s Dean Search headed a cross from Nick Morris inside the right post. Despite more shots by both teams, the score remained 2-2 when regulation time expired. In the first ten minutes of overtime, Etown outshot Arcadia 3-1, but Knights goalie Ryan Lantzy withstood the test and kept his team in the game. The second overtime period commenced, and while spectators thought about the game ending in a tie, first-year Martin Fevre ended the game with the first goal of his college career. Fevre, a defender, was bringing the ball up the left side of the field. After dribbling around a couple of Arcadia defenders, Fevre had a wide open look at the goal from about 25 yards out. He pulled back for the shot, and his ball sailed to the upper right hand corner, where it hit the post and bounced into the goal. The Blue Jays’ bench swarmed the field after the goal was scored, celebrating the tough win. Overall, Etown led Arcadia in shots 21-13, and Carr had four saves com-

pared to Lantzy’s three saves. According to Volk, Etown won because “the team kept possession of the ball a lot and created great opportunities to score goals.” Fevre agreed that the win was a team effort. “Even though a lot of people congratulated me after the game, I want to emphasize the performance of the whole team, which was perfect,” he said about his game-winning goal. The Blue Jays face off against Messiah College in the annual Marshmallow Bowl this Saturday at Messiah. However, although there is immense pressure to focus on that game, Volk thought that the team was staying grounded and focusing on playing Hood College first. “Right now I don’t think that we are looking ahead to the Messiah game yet,” Volk said. “We still have a game on Wednesday against Hood, and we are concentrating on a win for that game first.” Etown definitely was fully prepared for the game against Hood. At the half, the Jays were already ahead 4-0. The scoring did not stop there though, for a little over a minute into the second half Lee, assisted by senior Ross Withrow, scored Etown’s fifth goal on the night. The final score against the Blazers was 6-0.

in the pros... As the MLB begins their trek to the postseason, history might be made as Detroit Tiger Miguel Cabrera is close to grabbing a Triple Crown. The Triple Crown categories are batting average, home runs and runs batted in, and Cabrera currently leads the American League in all three. While his 137 RBIs are way ahead of any other player’s, Texas Rangers’ Josh Hamilton is only one behind Cabrera’s 44 home runs. No one has captured a Triple Crown since 1967 when Boston Red Sox first baseman and left fielder Carl Yastrzemski won the title. Although the feat is certainly an amazing one, Yastrzemski admitted he was not concerned about the achievement. “We were so involved in the pennant race, I didn’t know I won the Triple Crown until the next day when I read it in the paper,” he said. The Indianapolis Colts were just getting used to life under first year Head Coach Chuck Pagano, but after a few games into his first year of coaching in Indy, Pagano was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. As Pagano starts his chemotherapy treatments, offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will step into Pagano’s role as head coach. Pagano went to the doctor after being fatigued for a few weeks and after noticing significant bruising.

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Junior Zach Lee attempts to head the ball into the goal. Although Lee did not score off a head ball, teammate junior Kyle Volk scored in that manner against the Knights.


Marywood’s Rob Brooks named women’s lacrosse head coach Adam N. Moore Asst. Sports Editor


he Elizabethtown College Athletics Department and the Director of Athletics Nancy J. Latimore have announced that they have hired Rob Brooks as head coach of the women’s lacrosse program. Brooks will be the fourth coach in the program’s history. He inherits a program that has already proven successful, that in its 11-year existence has won 112 games and two Middle Atlantic Conference championships. Brooks joins the Etown staff after coaching at fellow Division III school Marywood University for the past four seasons. While in his time with the Pacers, Brooks accumulated a record of 46-28, guiding Marywood to the playoffs in each of his four seasons with the team. Brooks brings a high level of success at the conference level, winning almost 75 percent of the Pacers’ Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) competitions. This success comes as an addition to an Etown team that went a remarkable 7-1 in conference play, including a 2-0 record in the Middle Atlantic Conference playoffs. Brooks talked about how he plans to continue his winning ways here at Etown.

Brooks’ last season as the head man of Marywood’s squad could be considered his best as the Pacers broke the school record in wins at 16, earning the No. 1 seed in the CSAC Tournament for the second year in a row. The Pacers ended the 2011 season as the NCAA Division III Statistical Champion in draw controls by averaging 18.78 per game. Marywood did not lack in offensive fire power, ranking second in Division III in scoring offense with 17.5 per game. S enior captain and IWLCA AllAmerican Kara S olesky talked about the addit i on of C o a ch Brooks. “He is extremely qualified

which will allow us to play at a higher level than we have ever played before. I’m really excited to have a more fast paced offense and defense and believe his knowledge on draw controls will increase our chances of winning by a landslide” Brooks, who earned his Bachelor of Science in studio arts from R o b e r t s We s leyan College in 1996, and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in higher e du c at i on and administration, strives for excellence both on the field and in the classroom. Off the field, Brooks’ student-athletes excelled in the classroom. During his four seasons at MU, eight o f h i s p l ay e r s were recognized Courtesy Photo

as IWLCA Academic All-Americans and more than 50 of his players achieved a spot on the CSAC’s Academic Team. Coach Brooks’ previous college coaching experience includes stops at the University of Rochester (three seasons) and Marymount University (one season). While at these institutions as assistant coach, Brooks held responsibility for both the defense and goalies. Prior to his college days, Brooks acted as a boys’ assistant coach at numerous high schools including stops in Rochester, N.Y. and Fairfax, Va. Brooks also was the head women’s coach at The Aquinas Institute during the 2008 season. Along with his experience at the high school and collegiate levels, Brooks brings international experience to the College as well. Brooks has served as the head coach of the Polish Women’s National team for the past year. Prior to his time with team Poland, he served as an assistant coach with the Haudenosunee National Women’s Team from 2008 to 2009. Coach Brooks talked about how his time with these national teams will correlate to helping with his newest team’s success. With the addition of Coach Brooks to an already talented and veteran team, the Blue Jays are set for yet another successful season.


page 12 field hockey

October 4, 2012

Seven different players score in 7-0 shutout of Hood College Sam Ceron Staff Writer


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Junior Carly Shrader tries to win the ball back from a Hood player. Strong defensive efforts were the foundation to Etown shutting out the Blazers.

he 16th-ranked Elizabethtown College Blue Jays field hockey team looked to bounce back from a loss to York College at home last Tuesday with a win against Hood College. Hood is coming off a five-game losing streak, with their most recent loss 2-0 to Goucher College last Tuesday. It was the first ever meeting between the two schools as Hood, along with Stevenson University, moves into the Middle Atlantic Conference from the Capital Athletic Conference this season. It didn’t take long for the Blue Jays’ results to show on the scoreboard as senior Erin Meanix scored her first goal of the year off an assist by sophomore Taylor Alwine a little more than two minutes into the game. From that point on, the team never looked back. About 10 minutes later, sophomore Kaylee Werner deflected a shot from senior Nadine Yunginger, making it 2-0. Two minutes later, another corner for the Blue Jays paid off as sophomore Kendra Hudson scored her fifth goal of the year from Alwine’s second assist of the day to make the lead 3-0. The Blue Jays made the score 4-0 when Yunginger passed the ball off to Alwine, who took a quick, hard shot past Hood junior goalkeeper Ying Van Schaik for the score. A stingy Hood defense kept the Blue Jays from scoring the rest of the half. In the second half, corners kept providing the scoring opportunities as senior Casey Fletcher scored two minutes in to keep the Blue Jays ahead 5-0. With less than 12 minutes left in the game, sophomore Andrea Keady scored her third goal of the year off Alwine’s third assist of the game. Tacking on one more goal for the Blue Jays not even a minute later was first-year Lisa Foose’s first career goal from


LVC ends Jays’ winning streak Selene S. Jones Staff Writer


fter their seven-game winning streak, the Elizabethtown College volleyball team won two more matches at the tri-match in Gettysburg this past weekend against Haverford College and Gettysburg College. A total of 21 kills in the two games made by senior captain Holly Bubb was just one instance of the many spectacular plays the Blue Jays executed in their matches, leading them to beat Haverford 3-1 and Gettysburg 3-0. The Blue Jays are now 16-3. “Haverford has a young team, but they have always been strong,” said junior captain Carolyn Lukiewski. “Gettysburg is consistent, so these will be two tough matches.” Against Haveford, the Blue Jays jumped ahead with two wins in their sets, 26-24 in the first and 25-13 in the second, but Haverford replied by winning set three 25-19. This win, however, did not stop the Blue Jays, who defeated Haverford 25-22 in the final set. During the match, sophomore Kelci Scannapieco had a total of nine blocks, bringing her close to having her first double-double this season. Lukiewski and first-years Mary Clyne and Steph High also had double digits in digs in the match. During the Gettysburg match, the Blue Jays defeated the Bullets 25-18. It was a close call in the second set, but the Jays pulled through by winning 28-26. They closed the match with a 25-16 win. “I am very happy with the results of this season so far,” Bubb said. “We are a little over halfway through and I couldn’t be more proud of each girl on the team. I think returning players did not want a season like last year so everyone is working hard to have a season completely opposite from before. New players are working just as hard too.” As captains, Lukiewski and Bubb have high expectations for themselves to work hard to keep the team together and build up an even stronger team. Now that they have made a dent in their season and are doing well, they have gotten comfortable with one another and have become stronger on the court and as teammates. “Each match is important to each player,” Bubb said. “We work hard during practice to win

matches and we prepare the same facing each team. We make sure we are close as a team even off the court so the team chemistry is even stronger on the court. The closer we are as a team, the better we play on the court. ” One of the team’s goals since the beginning of the season was to remain undefeated on their home court, in which they have been successful so far. That goal was tested when the Blue Jays faced off against the Lebanon Valley College Dutchmen. LVC, who is currently sixth in the conference, has always been a competitive match. In past years, LVC has defeated the Jays in conference finals, which gave the team another reason to want to win the upcoming game even more. However, Etown fell to the Dutchmen 3-1. After losing the first set 25-13, Etown bounced back with a 25-22 win. LVC then responded with two 25-19 set wins, ending the match.

Yunginger’s third assist of the game, tying Alwine’s three. Hood had chances to put one in the net, but the combined efforts of Blue Jay goalkeepers senior Lindy Hamp, junior Marlena Johnson and sophomore Selene Jones kept the Blazers off the board. Jones tallied one save to preserve the shutout. Werner was pleased with how the team played to obtain their first conference victory of the season. “Personally, I was exceedingly happy after losing two straight,” she said. “We just wanted to come out and prove that we don’t give up after a couple losses. We are still in this and we won’t back down. We are a family and we are in it till the end and will give everything we have for each other.” Werner is confident that the team is capable of beating any team moving forward into conference play. “I believe we can beat any team that we play as long as we all give it our all and play together as we did against Hood,” she said. “We are still working on some things, such as double teaming, to strengthen the defensive side of our play and use it to our advantage in saving our energy as individuals.” Junior Jackie Zylka took some positive experiences from the victory over Hood as well. “I feel as if the team really connected during our game against Hood,” she said. With the constant rotations we were able to work with every member of the team, and feed on each other’s energy.” Moving forward, Zylka said that the team approaches the season one game at a time and approaches every game with a clean slate. She said, “It doesn’t matter how our last game went, or who the other team beat. It’s a new game and we’re all ready to get on the field to play our heart out.” On Tuesday, Oct. 2, the Blue Jays faced their third conference opponent: Albright College. In another powerfully offensive game, Etown won 6-1.

The Etownian’s


Alexis L. Morris Sports Editor

Three meets into the cross country season, junior Stephen Welsh has become a dominant Etown runner. Leading his teammates in each meet, Welsh recently placed third at the 4000m Dickinson Short Course Invitational with a time of 12:59.30. His second place finish at the Misericordia Cougar Classic was key to an Etown win.


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First-year Mary Clyne jumps to send the ball to the other team. Despite the team’s youth, the Blue Jays pulled away with wins in tough matches.

Oct. 4 @ Delaware Valley Blue Jay Fall Classic

Oct. 5

Oct. 6

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Major/Concentration: Business Administration/ Marketing Hometown: Kutztown, Pa. Favorite musician/band: Kings of Leon Favorite athlete/sports team: Bryan Baldwin Favorite Jay’s Nest item: Chicken parmesan sandwich Biggest fear: IV needles and the girl from “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption” Favorite place to visit: My uncle’s house in Texas. He has 30 miniature dachshunds that travel in a herd.

Oct. 7

Mason-Dixon Collegiate Classic Mason-Dixon v. Misericordia, v. Manhantanville Collegiate Classic Men’s: @ Messiah Women’s: @ Messiah

Oct. 8

Hardly anyone knows that ... I didn’t talk at all until I was three. In 10 years, I want to be … 30. So far I’m right on track. Favorite Etown memory: Hosting track MACs at home Greatest Etown accomplishment: Eating 10 hot pretzels in an eat-off against Eric Reichert and Mark Weber Greatest cross country accomplishment: Qualifying for nationals freshmen and sophomore year as a team I started running cross at age ... 14.

Oct. 9

Oct. 10 Alvernia


Men’s: Alvernia Women’s: Alvernia

Etownian Fall 2012 Issue 5  

Elizabethtown College's newspaper.

Etownian Fall 2012 Issue 5  

Elizabethtown College's newspaper.