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fall, issue 8
december 4, 2013
Peace Corps provides benefits to students Rebekah Duntz Campus Life Editor
The Peace Corps has been a leader in international development for decades, but many students may not know the benefits of volunteering. The Peace Corps is a government-run volunteer organization that tackles many issues across the globe, from food security to expansion on education. Volunteers travel abroad to their assigned locations and complete projects for a duration of 26 months. There is an affiliation between the Peace Corps and several universities in the United States called the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. This program allows returned Peace Corps volunteers to get partial funding towards their graduate degrees through scholarships. Florida Tech is one of the schools that give partial scholarships to returned volunteers looking to earn a graduate degree in education, and these graduate students receive a third off of their tuition. “It’s one of those things that tend to fly beneath the radar here at the university,” said Tom Marcinkowski, a professor in the Education and Interdisciplinary Sciences Department. “Full time teachers who wanted a degree in education had an automatic one-third tuition reduction. The department head and president of Academic Affairs then extended that one-third tuition reduction to Peace Corps volunteers as well.” The application process takes about a year to complete, so students that are contemplating or are interested must apply in advance. Brian Thai, a recent graduate in aerospace engineering and former Student Government president, submitted his application to the Peace Corps at the beginning of his senior year, and he is now waiting to be placed. “I always wanted to join,” said Thai. “I want to help in whatever way I can.” After Thai’s two years of service, he may come back for his graduate degree and take advantage of the Fellows Program benefits. Since the program was established here at Florida Tech around 2000, there have been about two dozen fellows who entered through either environ-
mental subjects or education. Currently, there are two students on campus that are returned volunteers and grad students. “I served from 2010 to 2012. I served in Morocco, in a rural village, in the middle of nowhere,” said Sarah-Kate Koprowski, one of the two fellows currently in the graduate degree program. “I was a health volunteer, so some of the points they wanted us to work on were AIDS, HIV, personal hygiene awareness and hand washing. We were supposed to be facilitators and educators,” Koprowski said.
“I want to help in whatever way I can.” — Brian Thai Angela Delp, a PhD student in science education, served from 2003 to 2006. “Normally it’s a two year, and I extended for one year and made it three. And I was in Cameroon, Africa,” said Delp. Volunteering for the Peace Corps and living abroad for two years can bring a vastly different perspective to people. “It’s a whole different world. The students have very limited resources— Simple things like ceilings in the classrooms, windows that close. Some [students] sit on rocks because there’s not enough room in the classroom,” Delp said. “I tend to forget, now that I have been here so long, how lucky we are and all of the modern conveniences and the luxuries of just being comfortable in the day.” When asked what she has to say to anyone thinking of volunteering, Delp said, “You have to be patient because the application process takes a long time. And you need to be open-minded to where you will go. To live there and live it is different, way different. And I think that’s what kept me there for a third year, is I wanted to get more experience, and the friends I made there, I’m still in contact with today.” Sarah-Kate Koprowski offers the same wisdom. “I think it was a life changing experience, and I wouldn’t take it back for anything. It was challenging; there were difficult days, but in the end, looking back on it, I have only positive things to say about it. It’s an exchange of cultures, you build friendships.”
Students create interactive website for class project See the open boat, pg 5
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Football Season Review team finishes 5-7, wins bowl game David Barkholz Sports Editor It’s hard to sum of Florida Tech’s inaugural football season in any one way. On one hand, they were a team that performed well-beyond expectations, hanging around late in games when they had no business doing so. On the other hand, they were inexperienced and undisciplined, often shooting themselves in the feet with simple mistakes and penalties. Had only a handful of plays resulted differently over the course of the season, the Panthers could have finished with a record of 3-9 just as easily as they could have finished 7-5. Instead, head coach Steve Englehart and the 111 players that made up the first Florida Tech football team finished 2013 with a final record of 5-7 and winners of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Futures Bowl. Perhaps the most the impressive thing to take away from the team’s first season is they were a perfect 3-0 against teams also competing in their first season. Add a 4-2 home record to that and it’s easy to see why many our considering the year a success for the young team. Offensively, Florida Tech
went through somewhat of an identity crises to start the season. Englehart said multiple times before and throughout the season he thought the Panthers would operate in a ground and pound-type of offense. But and an impressive list of injuries to what was a initially a deep backfield and constantly falling behind early in games forced the head coach to change the team’s style to a fast faced, read-option attack full of bubble screens and quick routes.
Second Team. Running the ball may have no longer been the focal point for the Panthers, but they didn’t abandon their ground attack completely. Redshirt-freshman running back Trevor Sand complimented the aerial assault nicely, carrying the ball 159 times for 872 yards – third best in the GSC. But the real playmaker for Florida Tech in 2013 was wide receiver Xavier Milton. The junior was undoubtedly Vega’s favorite target over the course of the season, finishing with GSC highs of 84 catches and 938 receiving yards to go along with 11 touchdowns. Given the qualitylevel of teams the Panthers faced week in and week out, they were defensively solid. Three teams scored over 50 points on Florida Tech – Delta State, Valdosta State and North Alabama – but those were three of the best offenses in Division II football mind you. Take away those three games and really the only poor performance by the defense was the collapse in Ave Maria. The defensive unit was led by its linebacker core, consisting of sophomore J.J. Saunders, fresh-
“I’m excited that we were able to come away with five wins in our first season.” — Coach Steve Englehart The biggest beneficiary of the new offense was the player who led it: senior quarterback Bobby Vega. While he did take snaps in all 12 games, Vega entered the season as the backup quarterback to redshirt-freshman Sean Ashley. But when a shoulder injury knocked out in week three against West Alabama, Vega assumed sole ownership of Englehart’s offense. Vega made the most out the opportunity, throwing for 2,152 yards and 17 touchdowns on his way to being named quarterback of the All Gulf South Conference
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CODE RED: Understanding the safety notification system Kevin W. Graham Director of Security As most of you should know, Monday Night, Nov. 4, we received an email threat against the Florida Tech community. As a precaution, we activated the university’s safety notification system. The pre-recorded message indicated that we had a viable threat to the campus. Due to the nature of the threat, all faculty, staff and students on campus were asked to remain where they were until the threat could be addressed and an “all clear” message could be shared. As inconvenient as it may have been for some, the intent was to keep everyone safe until the threat could be investigated by our security staff working with the Melbourne Police. The threat was found to be a hoax and the safety of the campus was never compromised. Understanding that, just what is the safety notification system, how does it work, when did it begin to be utilized by the university and how is it used? In early 2007, the university began pursuing a mass notification system. We met with representatives of ECN, a Florida-based company and subsequently contracted
with them for their mass notification services called “CODE RED.” Incidentally, this wellrespected company currently handles clients from across the nation, representing all 50 states. When new faculty, staff and students start here at Florida Tech, they are asked to provide up to five phone numbers or email addresses so they can be enrolled in the safety alert program. Once enrolled, they stay in the system until they opt out, until they graduate or leave the university’s employ. In the event of an emergency, we can activate the safety alert system and you should receive notifications on those addresses or numbers you provided. An emergency is obviously an event that can pose a significant safety risk. This system is not utilized for routine announcements. When activated, a subscriber will receive a text or voice message giving brief information that there is a safety concern and specific directions on what to do. At the end of the emergency event, subscribers will receive another message indicating an all-clear or further instructions. The university schedules a test at least once every semester
in order to gauge the effectiveness of the system. Generally, in an emergency situation the emergency personnel (fire, EMS, police) are in charge of the event and we act in a support role. We share follow-up information with the university community as appropriate. There may be very few details that we are able to share, depending on the situation. For instance, if there is an active police investigation into the incident, then we would not share information that might jeopardize that investigation. Should you receive the “stay in place” request, it is advisable that you follow the directions given. To do otherwise unnecessarily risks your safety. I encourage you to review and update your safety alert contact information. It’s quick and easy, and can be accessed here by logging in: https://safetyalerts.fit.edu Please remember that the safety of the university community is our paramount concern. We appreciate your support.
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Letter from the editor: What we talk about when we talk grads Hershlay Raymond worth it. Two powerhouses on staff Editor-in-Chief
I am thrilled that the semester is finally coming to a close. My first semester as editor-in-chief has simultaneously exhausting and exciting. We at the Crimson have covered parking woes, football’s baby steps and an accidental senator. We printed our biggest investigative article ever with last issue’s “Cheater, cheater.” We had photographers take breathtaking campus life photos. We power ranked our favorites in athletics. We stood up for lagoon health and struggled with lockdowns. I loved every moment of it. Hearing students talk about the articles around campus is incredibly rewarding. It makes the Saturday nights we spend laying out the newspaper in the basement of Grissom totally
are graduating this month. Allison McLellan and Kelsey McMullan have been writing for the Crimson for years, and their contributions have been invaluable. I am glad to see them graduate and begin the next cycle of their lives, but it is upsetting to see them leave. Losing members is normal for a college organization because in college the endgame is graduation. You gain new members as often as you lose old ones. While you may miss the old members you have lost, the new members you gain are often worthy successors. And the newer students on the Crimson staff are already doing incredible work for the short amount of time they have been writing. The staff and I promise that next semester we are going bigger, more in-depth and bolder. The fall semester was just a warm up. Thank you to all of the students, faculty and staff who pick up a newspaper every two weeks. Seeing empty racks is wonderful. Enjoy your winter break and we will see you in January.
CAPS PSA: On the road again Stephanie L Field CAPS It’s time to celebrate: the end of the semester is here! You’re probably ready to ditch the books, toss your notes, and speed off into the wild blue yonder. But wait! Heading home may not be as easy and carefree as you think. We’re not going to leave you hanging, so here are some tips for handling a few possible situations that are actually quite common for college students and their families. 1) The “Adult Kid” Routine: You have been away from home and exploring your freedom for at least four months. According to your age you are technically an adult; however, you are still dependent on your parents for at least a few things. And, let’s be honest, you will always be the child in your family! Now comes the challenge of balancing the past four months of adult-like freedom with your lifetime of being a child. Behave like the adult you want to be treated as; throwing tantrums and complaining about eating Brussels sprouts probably will not scream “respect me like an adult.” Remember, your parents are also going to be working through this transition of your childhood to adulthood, so give them a break! Be patient with them and practice basic communication skills: Use “I messages” (I feel __ when you __), reflect feelings (“It must be scary to see me growing up so fast...”), and summarize (“You’re probably worried about me because you can’t be there 24-7 anymore”). At the very least, show your parents that you are respectful, you understand their concerns for you, and you care about them. 2) The “New Child of Divorce” Situation: After children have launched from the home and parents are “empty nesters,” mom and dad have a chance to revisit their own relationship. Without children around, it’s almost like they are in the early stages of their relationship before
they had kids. This can be quite a strain on their relationship and, often, parents may realize they are different people after 18+ years of raising a family. As a result, it is not uncommon for parents to divorce soon after children enter college. As a new child of divorce you may now be navigating between two homes for the first time, managing emotional upheaval for yourself and your parents, and even feel negatively toward one or both parents. This change will likely initiate a confusing combination of emotions. First, do not become the mediator or therapist for your family. This is not about you; it is about your parents, so do not take on this role that will put additional pressure on you. Second, talk with your friends and siblings. This transition is tough to go through alone, so make sure you have support. Third, give yourself time to relax and get away. If things get overly emotional at home, it’s okay if you need to remove yourself from the situation to preserve your own wellbeing. Go meet a friend for lunch, take a walk around a park (or the Florida Tech botanical gardens!), or go to a local café to peruse Facebook or read a good novel. 3) The “Friends vs. Family” Balancing Act: When was the last time you saw your best buds from high school? August? Briefly over the Thanksgiving break? Chances are, if you have a set of close friends from home you are absolutely dying to see them, catch up, and gush about your college life. But your family is also dying to see you and they want to hear about college too! Your friends may invite you to go out every day and it can be difficult to say no, but you are going to need to sacrifice some friend time for family time. Your family members are likely some of your biggest cheerleaders, so show how thankful you are with simple gestures,
such as cooking a nice dinner or holding a family game night with some favorite card games or board games. We hope these are some helpful hints for managing the transition for heading home; however, they may not be enough for the support you need. So, CAPS can help! CAPS is right here on campus to offer assistance for the many challenges faced by college students. To make an appointment with a counselor, you are welcome to call (321) 674-8050 or walk in to the center. CAPS is located beside the Health Center, at the corner of Country Club Rd. and University Blvd. In the Spring 2014 semester CAPS will be offering three groups. “Leave Me Stress-Less” is a group available for anyone who may feel the need for some coping skills, self-care tips, time management techniques, and more. “Get in the Game” is a group for building social skills aimed at anyone experiencing social and communication challenges. Finally, the “Real Relationships” group will be available for anyone experiencing difficulty navigating relationships of any type (romantic, friends, roommates, parents, and more). For dates, times, locations, and other details, please contact CAPS or visit our website. The CAPS website (www. fit.edu/caps) offers additional information regarding resources, services, and groups, as well as brief screenings for depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, and alcohol use. We realize it can be intimidating to ask for help, but we hope you reach out when you need us. CAPS is just one of many resources at Florida Tech that supports maintaining a happy and healthy you! CAPS is looking forward to seeing you in the Spring 2014 semester! Have a super safe and fantastically fun winter break!
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Panther Dining Hall prepares Thanksgiving feast Kelsey McMullan Scit/Tech Editor Head Chef Jon Skoviera was at the Panther Dining Hall at 5:30 a.m. in order to start the final preparation tasks for a feast for over 1,600 people. He and his staff had already spent two days already preparing, but the turkey takes Skoviera the longest amount of time, “Getting the turkey cooked, broken down properly, cut, using the turkey to properly make stock. It takes a lot of time and a lot of hand work.” In order to serve the Thanksgiving crowd, Panther Dining Hall chefs worked on the Thanksgiving Feast for 3 days to prepare all of
the pieces for the feast. The feast featured 22 different dishes, 3,000 individual dessert pieces, and 1200 rolls. Tom Stewart, director of dining services, and Skoviera have been working together planning the campus’s holiday meals for over 15 years. They take inspiration from traditional American Thanksgiving dishes and compare them to what has been successful in the past events to create the menu for the feast. “We have a lot of background for doing this particular thing. That takes a lot of the guess work out of it,” Stewart said. The Thanksgiving feast is a treat for staff and faculty members,
as well as students. Entire departments will trek to PDH and celebrate together. Friends who aren’t in the same department sit down to eat and catch up with each other. Jolann Simciak and Michelle Far-
quharson have been enjoying the meal together since 2007. “Even though we don’t work together, we still have the meal together every year,” Farquharson said. Simciak said, “We are thank-
ful we have each other.” Jashelle Ojeda came to the feast to take a break from studying for exams. “It’s a good way to relax,” she said. “The food was delicious.”
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Student groups functioning without boundaries Carlo Mencarelli Staff Writer We all see them in the library and the Olin Engineering lounge: Groups with members that look like they’re about to snap. While frustrating, it’s easy to handle the groups when working face to face, but how do you get a project done when your group members are scattered across the globe? The students in the International Business class taught by College of Business professor Tim Muth deal with group problems on an international scale and have the added stress of the project being a third of their final grade in the class. In the fall 2013 semester, eight Florida Tech students were each assigned a team with seven other students, each student in a different country. Not only do the students in the class have to work around schedules like a normal group, but they also have to work around language and cultural barriers, as well as time zones, all adding layers of complexity to the team dynamic. One of the students, Rita Acevedo Rivera, a senior in the College of Business, had team mates in Brazil, Columbia, Malaysia, India, New Zealand and the Netherlands. “We made a Facebook group for our team,” Rivera said. “It made it a lot easier.”
Anurag Kadam, another student participating in the X-Culture program, and his team used Skype to contact each other. Technology doesn’t solve all of the problems though: one of his team meetings began at 1 p.m. in Florida but at 5 a.m. in Sydney, Australia. Other students in the class used a phone messaging program called WhatsApp that can be used on phones or computers. The assignment for these teams is to create a proposal addressing the need of a business. The individual topics can vary, from a fictional casual wear company in Spain expanding into Asia to a real company like McDonalds offering a low fat milkshake in China. Participants even have the possibility of working on a real case that a company is looking for input on. This past track, The Home Depot was looking to expand their online presence, and the company turned to the X-Culture students to assist in accomplishing its goal. The fact that some of these cases are real and a company is waiting on the recommendations brings a different perspective to the project for the teams. The benefits of the class lie in the experience gained from working on a stressful project with partners across the globe, a good skill to have in today’s job market. Many companies deal with businesses in another country. Muth often uses American technology company Apple as an example. Apple contracts Tai-
wanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn for nearly every one of their products. The class isn’t solely beneficial for business majors either, multiple studies in the last several years show an increased number of joint projects between multiple companies in different countries. “We [professors] talk about it a lot in class but in this class you actually experience it.” Muth said about working on a project on a global scale. Muth has been teaching the International Business class for four semesters and said that the classes usually have the same problems as a normal group project, but students tend to learn more and develop more sensitivity to diversity during the International Business class. Michael Volanti, a College of Business student and ROTC Cadet, began the semester enthusiastically, but quickly learned that not all of his team mates were as excited about the project. Despite several issues, like members not following the team’s charter or ignoring an assignment completely, Volanti and his team were able to finish the project on time. “The X-Culture project was a lot of late nights,” Volanti said, “but it was a great experience and I made several new friends during it.”
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Felix Ortiz remembers history with the help of Evans Library’s Government Information Timeline.
Evans Library recently celebrated 50 years as a member of the Federal Depository Library Program with talks by George Maul, Steve Cusick, Ted Petersen, and former US Congressman Dave Weldon. Missed the presentation? Stop by the library to view our timeline of government information and to hear a recording of Air Force One communication following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
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Students create interactive website for class project Hershlay Raymond Editor-in-Chief For many communication classes, the semester ends with a term paper. Debbie Lelekis, however, wanted her students to think outside the box for her British and American Literature class. For her class, she had her students create an interactive website. The website revolves around Stephen Crane and his short story “The Open Boat,” which was inspired by his experience in 1897 after his ship sank off the coast of Jacksonville when he was on his way to Cuba as a reporter, according the students’ website. “It’s a lot better than a research paper,” said Nate Baldwin, a sophomore in aerospace engineering and co-leader of the design team, who took the class as an alternative to Civilization 2. Lelekis’ students were responsible for annotating the text and generating content about Crane’s life, the historical context and the connections between Crane’s fiction and journalism, according the students’ website.
“It’s practical and you can share it with other people,” Baldwin said. Anna Stephens was the co-leader of the design team. “I like the ability to be creative for a class project,” said Stephens, a junior in humanities. “Something like this should be considered as an alternative to a final exam or research paper. “ Madelaine Elam, a transfer student in humanities, was the co-leader of the presenting team. “My job entailed working on certain bits for the presentation and the website.” Elan’s favorite part of the project was “seeing the reactions at the coffee hour.” A coffee hour, held by the School of Arts and Communication, was held on Nov. 20 for the class to present their work to an audience. Elam most enjoyed the tangibleness of the assignment. “The website would help other students with researching,” Elam said. “My work doesn’t just get thrown away.” Visit the website: http:// hum2212craneopenboat.weebly. com/
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Choosing the best text format Christopher Pangalos Staff Writer With the wide variety of office applications and word processors available, there is also a large selection of text formats to store your data in. While most students come into contact with these on a regular basis, many choose to use their software’s default format without considering differences between each one. Listed below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of many common text formats. Text Document (.txt) This is the most basic text format and default for Notepad. Text files are essentially just strings of characters. Their simplicity gives them compatibility with virtually any word processing program, making them one of the most reliable formats for transfer of basic data. While their lack of formatting ability makes them a bad choice for creating documents, they’re useful for writing program code and can be converted directly to other formats. Rich Text Format (.rtf) This is an improved text file with the addition of formatting, and it is the default format of WordPad. Rich Text Format allows various fonts, sizes, colors, alignment, and insertion of images, making it much more useful for practical document creation. WordPad is available on all Windows PCs for creating Rich Text documents. “Rtf” is compatible with all major word processing applications, making it the most useful for those without Microsoft Word. In addition, “.rtf” uses readable code, which can be opened as “Txt” and extracted or modified. Document (.doc) This is the old Microsoft Word default format. While there were several earlier versions of this format, the most common still used today is the 2003 version. Doc files are binary formats, and, as a result,
they cannot be viewed as text code like “Rtfs.” While the newer version of WordPad can attempt to open these files and allow the extraction of some text, they still face compatibility issues, and any significant editing requires a compatible program such as Microsoft Word, or Open Office. Compared to “Rtfs,” Docs are much more complex and allow a wider variety of formatting options that cannot be saved in “Rtf.” In addition, Doc files with large amounts of formatting or images take up less space than when saved as “Rtfs” due to superior compression. DocumentX .(docx) Also known as Microsoft Office Open XML, this is the current Microsoft Word default format. Released in 2007, the “Docx” format originally sparked controversy due to its lack of compatibility with older versions of Microsoft Word, as well as many other applications. Over the years its support has increased with compatibility packs and newer applications. Windows 7 and later versions of Wordpad also support the opening of “Docx” files, despite some formatting loss. When compared to the original “Doc” format, “Docx” features improved compression (smaller file size), higher image quality and better security. Unfortunately many users still run into formatting loss when opening “Docx” files with other office programs, leading some to prefer the older version. Open Document Text (.odt) The default OpenOffice text format and potential alternative to “doc.” The “Odt” format hosts many of the same features as “Docx” and has been growing in popularity, achieving acknowledgment as an OASIS standard. Despite initial resistance, Microsoft has agreed to increase “Odt” support in newer versions of Microsoft Office.
MAVEN’s mission to Mars Kelsey McMullan Scit/Tech Editor NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Nov. 18. “MAVEN joins our orbiters and rovers already at Mars to explore yet another facet of the Red Planet and prepare for human missions there by the 2030s,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. “This mission is part of an integrated and strategic exploration program that is uncovering the mysteries of the solar system and enabling us to reach farther destinations.” The spacecraft won’t be able to start its research for a few more months. The trip to Mars will take until next September. A press release from NASA states that, “the spacecraft will execute an orbit insertion maneuver, firing six thrusters that will allow it to be captured by Mars’ orbit. In the following five weeks, MAVEN will establish itself in an orbit where it can conduct science operations, deploy science appendages, and commission all instruments before starting its one-Earth-year scientific primary mission.”
Beating MAVEN to the red planet by just a few days will be India’s first inter-planetary expedition, Mangalyaan, which translates from Hindi to “Mars craft”. “We want to use the first opportunity to put a spacecraft and orbit it around Mars, and once it is there safely, then conduct a few meaningful experiments and energize the scientific community,” Indian Space and Research Organization Chairman K. Radhakrishnan told the Associated Press. The ISRO marks the fourth organization aiming for Mars. NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency and the European Space Agency also have investments in Mars research. Two years ago on Nov. 26, 2011, the Curiosity rover was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. While it has only been on Mars for a relatively small amount of time, Curiosity has been able to get a significant amount of work accomplished. It will be interesting to see what MAVEN and Mangalyaan will be able to accomplish in the same amount of time.
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Gadget Corner Joseph Stoltz Staff Writer
3D printed turkey, laser etched ham In only a few days to come, it will yet again be our beloved holiday devoted to gorging our mouths full with turkey and stuffing, all the while being quite thankful for being able to do so, especially since the rest of the year a person would be deemed a crazed animal for ravenously attacking a roasted turkey. Some of you may be wondering a way to expand on your cooking techniques to embrace a more technological side of the holiday, so here’s a gadget that will most definitely add a certain flare to your holiday. Whenever Thanksgiving comes to mind, one would rarely think to relate a turkey and a printer together, yet apparently someone decided to make a connection between the two since someone got the idea to turn perfectly good turkey meat into a gelatinous monstrosity, or as the website Dvice said, “reduced to an extrudable turkey form;” you may wonder how this is done, but I say don’t ask questions that will eminently end very bad for everyone. Continuing on the horror story, after the demise of the poor previously delicious turkey meat, its gelatinous remains are sucked up by a hopefully clean food syringe and placed into a 3D printer designed specifically for food. You may think this is all disgusting, but here’s the rest of the story; it gets worse. The example picture posted by Dvice was a printer from Fab@Home, “the open-source personal fabricator project,” named Model 1; I know it’s a very creative name to use. This lovely device can come with two syringes for double the fun, that means you can make gelatinized turducken (chicken put into a duck, and then the duck is put into a turkey), or for someone who likes seafood and poultry, shrurkey (shrimp in turkey); it’s even possible to finally make that pyramid of gelatinized meat you’ve always wanted. The worst part about all of this, other than your newly made gelatinized cockatrice, is that the way to set the shape of your horror-piece is to deep-fry it; yum, deep fried shrurkey melting in my mouth. If you’re feeling extremely creative and adventurous, then this gadget will probably be a dream, or nightmare, come true. Fab now offers a third model for sell, Model 3, that supposedly has a simpler design that allows for a reduction in cost and build time of the device when compared to Model 1’s design. If you want to have the full experience of combining gelatinous meets at the same time, the two syringe version comes at a low price of $4,988.00, and the singular syringe model comes at an even lower price of $4,488.00; don’t look at the prices, just think of the creations you can make with gelatinized meats.
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Offensive MVP Xavier Milton
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The fact that Milton didn’t reach his pre-season personal goals in 2013 should be a scary thought for future opposing defenses. The junior led all players in the GSC with 84 receptions and 938 receiving yards in addition to a conference fourth-best
11 touchdown catches. Milton revealed in Florida Tech’s post-season press conference he entered the year shooting for 16 scores. Only listed at 6-feet, 190-pounds, the receiver quickly became a go-to option for the Panther offense in the red zone,
Panthers get dominated in all phases of the game in what will be the team’s worst loss of the season. Ashley suffers a shoulder injury.
Delta State L 52-31
Vega completes 38 of 51 passes for 332 yards, keeping the team in contention before Delta State runs away with it in the fourth quarter.
Photo BY Efram Goldberg making a habit out of out-leaping defenders for highlight reel-type touchdown grabs. It’s going to be fun watching the playmaker try to live up to his own expectations next year.
Valdosta L 52-14
Defensive MVP Justin Arcune The ability of some players simply cannot be measured just by statistics. Arcune is one of those players. That’s not to say the linebacker didn’t put up big numbers for the Panthers in 2013. Arcune tied an GSC-high three forced fumbles and finished third on his team in tackles with 90 and second in sacks with five. But when a play absolutely needed to be made on defense, Arcune always seemed
Photo BY Efram Goldberg to be the one who made it. Whether that meant sacking the opposing quarterback to preserve a late lead or knock-
ing the ball loose to give his own offense a shot to win, this player delivered time and time again.
Coach’s Quote “I’m excited that we were able to come away with five wins in our first season,” head coach Steve Englehart in the team’s post-season press conference. “You want to protect your home field and I felt like we did a pretty good job with that this year. It’s important that if the community comes out they’re going to see wins. That will keep them coming back. I’ll sit down and try to evaluate myself on this year, but I think I’ve learned you need to have pa-
Photo BY Efram Goldberg guys are resilient guys and that’s why they’re going to be successful as we move forward in this program.”
promising career at Florida Tech. The true freshman lead all kickers in the GSC with 12 made field goals on 19 attempts while 38.2 yards per punt. Englehart will only lose three players to graduation on a team of over 100. Granted, one of those players will be Vega, but the rest his game-changers – Milton, Sand, Arcune and McDowell, among many others – will return next season with much more experience under their belts. But in walking onto the field next season with virtually
the same team, expectations will be raised. Another five-win year will be considered a step backward for the program. With Vega gone, it’s not certain who will start at quarterback for the Panthers in 2014. Ashley seems like the obvious choice for Englehart right now, but then again he was also the obvious choice for this past season. But, for now, the players coaching staff will focus on enjoying their winter break from football before arriving back on campus in the spring to start all
Another blow-out defeat, this time to the number one ranked DII school in the country.
The team blows a 10-point lead with under two minutes remaining in the game, resulting a fifth straight loss. Lowest point of the season for the Panthers.
Shorter W 28-24
The defense stops a late surge by Shorter to preserve Englehart and company’s first win in over a month’s worst of football games.
Warner W 37-3
Homecoming at Florida Tech went according to plan, with the Panthers throttling follow firstyear team Warner University and stringing together their only win streak of the year.
W Georgia L 28-14
The team is brought back down to earth after their brief, but successful home stand, losing by two scores on the road.
N Alabama L 55-28
Piles and piles of mistakes kept Florida Tech out of what could have potentially been a huge upset and major stepping stone for the program.
Alderson Broaddus W 32-20
Football season review continued man Chris Stapleton and junior Justin Arcune. The dynamic trio finished third, fourth and seventh in the GSC in tackles, respectively. Putting pressure on the quarterback was something the Florida Tech defense was able to do a lot of in 2013. Defensive lineman Nathan McDowell led the entire GSC with 6.5 sacks. Fellow defensive lineman Anthony Hicks added a GSC third-best 5.5 sacks and Arcune had five of his own as well. On special teams, kicker/ punter Brion Ashley posted what could be the beginning of a very
Ave Maria L 45-41
Webber Inter. W 17-3 tience with a first-year program. My patience will start to decrease next season. One of the biggest things I’ve learned about this team is our resiliency is unmatched. Our
Lighting doesn’t strike twice in two weeks for the Panthers as Bobby Vega and the offense is unable to complete the miracle last minute drive in the fourth quarter.
W Alabama L 45-3
Newberry L 23-19
Down 6-13 in the fourth quarter, Sean Ashley leads the Panthers to an electrifying comeback for Florida Tech’s first win in school history.
Panthers close out the regular season strong with their fourth win, earning a bid to play Alderson Broaddus in the ECAC DII Futures Bowl.
The team overcomes 30-degree weather in Virginia to earn its first post-season victory in school history in the first ever ECAC DII Futures Bowl.
All-GSC Players First Team: -X. Milton, WR 84 catches, 938 yds 11 TDs -Gabe Hughes, TE 19 catches 186 yards 1 TD
Second Team: -Bobby Vega, QB -Ramsey Sellers, G -Skylar Sheffield, DL -Justin Arcune, LB -Chris Stapleton, LB -Manny Abad, DB
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2013 Panther Power Rankings: 12/4 David Barkholz Sports Editor
2. Women’s Basketball
1. Men’s Basketball
Photo BY Efram Goldberg With a one-point defeat in their own Thanksgiving Tournament being the only blemish on a so-far dominant season, the men’s basketball team has lived up to the pre-season hype to this point. Point guard Chris Carter continues to pave the way for the Panthers and keep this group of talented players successfully operating on the same page. The junior is averaging 20.3 points per game and leads the team in assists with 8.3 per game.
Right behind Carter is shooting guard Jermaine Jackson, who just barely edges out the point guard as the team’s leading scorer with 20.9 ppg, and Corbin Jackson, who is currently averaging a double-double with 15 ppg and 11.3 rebounds per game. Six of the Panthers’ eight games have been played from the comforts of their own gym. That trend will continue into their next contest when they open up Sunshine State Conference play on Dec. 7 against Lynn University.
3. Men’s Swimming Since The Crimson’s last edition of the Panther Power Rankings, men’s swimming has only competed in one meet. Unfortunately that meet was against #8 Tampa, which resulted in a 129-76 defeat for the Panthers. Three loses to the women’s four gives the men the edge here, but not by much.
photo by florida tech athletics The team will travel to Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 14 to compete in the Shark Invitational before coming home on New Year’s Day to begin a three-meet home stand.
Photo BY Efram Goldberg There aren’t many places other than the SSC where a 6-3 record lands you seventh in a nine team conference, but that’s where the women’s basketball team is at in the first leg of the season. The SSC currently boasts a combined record of 4713 and is once again proving to be one of the toughest conferences in Division II basketball, with all nine teams currently sporting a winning record. Shooting guard Kayk
Wilson leads the Panthers in scoring again this season, averaging 18.8 ppg. Five players on the team are currently averaging over seven ppg. While Wilson main be the main threat to opposing teams, she is far from being the only one in an offense that has shown they can put up points in bunches when they need to. Whether or not the team will be able to compete in the SSC, however, remains to be seen.
4. Women’s Swimming That promising 2-0 start to the season this team had back in October continues to go down the drain quickly. Since defeating SSC foes St. Leo and Lynn, the Panthers have lost four straight meets – all to SCC opponents. To the Panthers’ credit, they have spent the majority of the season on the road, having competed only once in their home pool. Like the men’s team,
photo by florida tech athletics the women’s team will travel to Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 14 to compete in the Shark Invitational before coming home on New Year’s Day to begin a three-meet home stand.