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2| Sports

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March 19, 2014

Back again Hawks head back to Storrs for NCAA Tournament C.J. DEMILLE ’16 Sports Editor

While the men’s basketball team watched the Selection Sunday show guaranteed to hear their name called, Saint Joseph’s University’s women’s basketball team was less certain of their own fate. Every year, 32 teams earn automatic bids by winning either their conference tournament or winning the Ivy League regular season. Every other Division I team is left waiting to hear their name called during the selection show. Only 32 out of 311 remaining teams are selected for the treasured at-large bids. This year, St. Joe’s was one of those teams. The Hawks followed up their Atlantic 10 Championship season with a 22-9 (10-6 A-10) record and the Big 5 title, but could not win a second A-10 Championship to secure their place in the tournament. The Hawks are headed back to Storrs, CT, the home of the No. 1 overall seed, the University of Connecticut. This is the same location of the Hawks’ NCAA tournament game last season. “I think [going back to Storrs] is a great thing for our kids,” said Head Coach Cindy Griffin. “I think there’s a familiarity, if you will.” Last season, the Hawks bowed out after losing to Vanderbilt in the first round. “I like the fact that we’re playing on Sunday and not Saturday,” said Griffin. “I think the kids will be able to enjoy the tournament a little bit more. We had the first game at 11 o’clock last year. So after practice, we can watch a couple games and get

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the feeling, ‘Yeah, we’re in this tournament.’” The Hawks will rely on their strong backcourt play in senior Erin Shields and junior Natasha Cloud. The two players lead the Hawks in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, 3-point percentage, and free-throw percentage. “We’re out there to prove ourselves this year, as every team is in the NCCA Tournament,” said Shields. “This is your time to shine. Day in, day out you put in so much work and to have it pay off and go to the NCAA Tournament. It’s one thing to get there, it’s another thing to win.” After learning of their match up against Georgia in the first round, the Hawks were excited to have a team to prepare for in practice and to get ready for the NCAA tournament. If the Hawks are able to take down Georgia, they will face an undefeated UConn team with four former All-Americans aw well as sophomore forward Breanna Stewart, front runner for every national player of the year award. The Hawks take the court against Georgia at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 23.


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recent email from the office of the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences stated that due to the recent budgetary situation, limitations in faculty development funding would be made at Saint Joseph’s University. Faculty development encompasses anything from traveling to and attending conferences to getting books published. Prior to this year, the university covered these expenses for professors. Robert Daniel, Ph.D., chair of the department of modern and classical languages, explained that previously, each faculty member was allotted a certain amount of money each year to cover the funding for this type of scholarship. However, with the recent budget problems facing the university, there will now be new funding measures in place that will limit the amount of money given to faculty, hindering conference travel and professional membership coverage. Melissa Goldthwaite, Ph.D., professor of English, said that she received more faculty development funding when she started at the university 12 years ago than what she receives now as a full-time professor. “There were budget cuts through the academic year, and a part of that was to figure out what would be most equitable for what we had left in the College of Arts and Sciences to support our faculty,” said Jeanne Brady, interim dean of CAS. “I did not want to cut faculty development, because that would be too critical to take away from faculty at this point; so we tried to figure out what would be most equitable to serve the faculty across arts and sciences.” Continued FACULTY DEVELOPMENT, pg. 5

Adjuncts pursue unionization

30 percent approval needed to hold election

ANNA KESARIS ’15 Hawk Staff The Jesuit principles of Saint Joseph’s University are supposed to inspire the community towards a greater purpose. But what would happen if the Jesuits who embody these principles were to vanish from campus? The Vatican reported that there are 300,000 fewer nuns and priests in religious orders than there were 40 years ago, with a marked decline in Europe, the U.S., and Oceania. The Jesuit order itself has almost halved since 1973, decreasing from 30,860 members to 17,287 members. According to Dennis McNally, S.J., chair of fine arts, the decreasing number of Jesuits does not necessarily signify concern. “It could be that the Holy Spirit is not asking us to join the Jesuits, maybe She doesn’t have an interest in a big group of Jesuits,” said McNally. “The school has developed and is now thriving because of us. Who knows what is in the mind of God? Just because God loves you, that doesn’t mean that He wants you to be a Jesuit.” Springs Steele, vice president of mission and identity, was asked to work at St. Joe’s to find ways to protect the Jesuit mission in light of the declining number of Jesuits. “Twenty-five years ago there were no mission officers at Jesuit schools, because there were a significant number of Jesuits who carried the mission,” Steele commented. He explained that in the 90s, the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities were each assigned an individual or office to keep the Jesuit Catholic mission prevalent.

KATRYNA PERERA ’16 Assistant News Editor

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he Adjunct and Visiting Faculty Association (AVFA) has decided to pursue unionization with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) as the next step forward for adjuncts at Saint Joseph’s University. This decision, made unanimously by the Adjunct and Visiting Faculty Association Executive Council (AVFC), came during meetings on March 12 and 13 and requires the AVFA to pursue adjunct signatures of authorization cards. If 30 percent of the adjuncts sign the cards, then a union election can occur. If 50 percent of those participating in the election vote in favor, then a union will be created. Members of the AVFA are giving themselves a deadline of April 15 to have the cards signed in order to hold an election. “What we want to get out of the union is some protection. We have no protection in terms of job security, so we certainly want to have some sort of protection whereby there would be a bargaining process that

ROBERT SCHUSTER ’16 Hawk Staff we would have access to… because right now we rely entirely upon the good will of the administration,” said Caroline Meline, adjunct of philosophy and member of the Executive Council of the Adjunct and Visiting Faculty Association. A petition, which can be found online, was also formed against the administration and Board of Trustees. The petition calls for reversing the decision to increase class sizes, reduce course offerings, make cuts to adjunct faculty, increase course loads of some full time faculty, and increase the incoming freshman class size. This petition is in response to an email University Provost Brice Wachterhauser, Ph.D., sent out on March 6 that outlined changes for the upcoming academic year regarding the aforementioned issues. On March 3 and 4, the executive council of the AVFA held meetings where the idea of adjuncts unionizing was discussed. “I think the consensus is that

without a union, we’ve hit the wall... we have to keep our options open as far as unionizing because otherwise there’s not going to be any progress... we’ve made all the progress that this administration is going to allow us to make and it’s not sufficient,” said Donya Coldwell, adjunct of PLS foreign languages. Despite the AVFC voting unanimously on their decision to unionize, some members of the AVFA remain skeptical of unionization. One fear that was discussed at the March 3 and 4 meetings is that if the vote to unionize passes, then all adjuncts would be forced to become union members, but that is not necessarily the case. Another fear is that all adjuncts would have to pay union dues, even if they decide to not join the union, and that union dues may turn out to be higher than some adjuncts would find acceptable.

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Department of Public Safety Reports (Feb. 28-Mar. 13) February 28

Public Safety was notified of person(s) unknown removing a student’s leggings from a washing machine inside of Pennbrook Apartments. Incident under investigation. Public Safety was notified of a disorderly student urinating inside of an elevator at the Sourin Residence Center. Residence Life was notified. Public Safety was notified of a found wallet outside of Villiger Hall. Public Safety Officers secured the wallet. The student was notified.

March 1

Public Safety was notified of person(s) unknown drawing graffiti in the elevator at the LaFarge Residence Center. Facilities Management was notified. Public Safety was notified of a disorderly person inside the lobby of Ashwood Apartments. Public Safety Officers responded. The disorderly individual was turned over to his parents. Public Safety was notified of a disorderly person inside the lobby of Ashwood Apartments. Public Safety Officers responded. Philadelphia Police also responded. The disorderly individual was taken into custody by the Philadelphia Police.

March 2

Public Safety was notified of person(s) unknown damaging the door to the WIFI closet inside of the Ashwood Apartments. Facilities Management was notified. Public Safety was notified of a verbal altercation between a student and cab driver outside of the LaFarge Residence Center. Public Safety Officers responded and re-

solved the dispute. Public Safety responded to a fire alarm at the Lancaster Court Hastings Apartments. Investigation revealed the alarm panel to be malfunctioning. Facilities Management was notified. Public Safety responded to a fire alarm at the LaFarge Residence Center. Investigation revealed the alarm was activated by students cooking. Facilities Management was notified. Public Safety responded to a loud music complaint inside of Merion Gardens. Public Safety Officers responded. Music was turned down.

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Public Safety was notified of person(s) unknown removing a student’s prescription pills from a room inside of the Sourin Residence Center. Philadelphia Police was notified. Incident under investigation. Public Safety was notified of person(s) unknown vandalizing a suite inside of the LaFarge Residence Center. Incident under investigation.

Public Safety responded to a fire alarm at Mandeville Hall. Investigation revealed that a group of juveniles pulled the alarm. Facil-

Public Safety responded to a fire alarm at the Lancaster Court Hastings Apartments. Investigation revealed the alarm panel to be malfunctioning. Facilities Management was notified. Public Safety was notified by Lower Merion Police of a student arrested near the area of City Avenue and Lapsley Lane on the charge of Underage Drinking. Residence Life notified.

Public Safety was notified by Lower Merion Police of a student arrested and charged with Underage Drinking and Public Drunkenness. Residence Life was notified. Public Safety confiscated alcohol from a Saint Joseph’s University student inside of the lobby of Rashford Hall. Residence Life was notified.

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Public Safety was notified of a found wallet outside of Post Hall. Public Safety Of-

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Public Safety was notified of person(s) unknown vandalizing a second floor hallway inside of Xavier Hall. Incident under investigation. Public Safety was notified of a student losing her iPhone inside of the Landmark Restaurant. Public Safety was notified of a found wallet outside of the Barbelin/Lonergan building. Public Safety Officers secured the wallet. The student was notified.

notified. Public Safety was notified by Lower Merion Police of a student arrested near the area of City Avenue and Lapsley Lane on the charge of Open Container. Residence Life was notified. Public Safety was notified of a found wallet on City Avenue. Public Safety Officers secured the wallet. The student was notified.

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Public Safety responded to a fire alarm at Mandeville Hall. Investigation revealed person(s) unknown had pulled the alarm. Facilities Management was notified.

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Continued ADJUNCTS, from pg. 3

We want our greater group to be open to everybody as a forum of discussion…including those who oppose unionization…we don’t want to exclude them from our organization,” said Alan Iser, adjunct of theology. However, according to Coldwell, the benefits of unionization would outweigh the costs. “To me, there’s no downer side than the end of progress,” said Coldwell. If adjuncts were to unionize, then the administration would take adjuncts’ issues more seriously, added Iser. “We would be represented by someone that cannot be ignored by the administration the way they have ignored and put off meeting with us,” said Coldwell. Being part of a union would give adjuncts at St. Joe’s an organized way to advocate for better pay and more representation within university governance, noted Iser. He added that there are successful examples across the country of adjuncts unionizing. Unionizing would also help prevent the firing of adjuncts in the future. The firing of adjuncts has already taken place, most notably in the history department during the spring 2013 semester, and is currently taking place in the philosophy department, according to Coldwell. According to University Provost Brice Wachterhauser, Ph.D., the budget cuts are not the reason for adjuncts being fired. “We hire adjuncts when we need adjuncts to teach sections of courses... the understanding is that if they’re not needed to teach required courses then they won’t be re-hired,” said Wachterhauser. However, certain departments have already been notified that adjuncts are either being let go or having their course loads reduced, according to Iser. According to the email sent by

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Wachterhauser regarding adjuncts: “Effective fall ’14, each college will be given a fixed adjunct budget. The budget will be based on the estimated number of adjunct sections each college will need at the undergraduate, graduate and PLS levels…. If either college’s costs for adjuncts/overload compensation exceed the budgeted amount, the additional cost will have to be born by that college through reallocation within its budget.” “Given the current climate in the university, and given the fact that it appears that the university wants to try and make some of the budget cuts on the backs of the adjuncts…I think that makes some form of strong representation all the more urgent,” said Iser. If adjuncts at St. Joe’s were members of a union, they could have contracts that would guarantee employment for a certain period of time, such as one year. If there were not enough students signed up for a course, then a contract could possibly include some sort of compensation for adjuncts whose classes are cancelled due to lack of student enrollment. Currently, adjunct contracts at St. Joe’s may not offer much job security. If not enough students are signed up for an adjunct’s course, the university can cancel the course the day it is supposed to start. “It’s really nerve wracking when a non-tenured track person relies upon that rather minimal salary, and then it’s just whipped right away,” said Coldwell. “People have to be aware, including students, that for a lot of [adjuncts], this is their living,” said Iser. The AVFC will continue to pursue unionization through trying to get members of the AVFA to sign authorization cards. Erin Raftery, ’15, news editor, conducted interviews for this article.

Losing Jesuits on campus might lead to disappearing values Continued JESUITS, from pg. 3 Steele has since worked with different members of the St. Joe’s community to ensure that the university can function in a possible future where Ignatian programs and leadership tactics are applied without necessarily having Jesuits practicing them. Steele has helped to develop the volunteer Ignatian leadership program for tenured faculty members. The program meets monthly, and the group learns how to use Ignatian teaching in both practical and ethical applications. “We want to encourage faculty to consider scholarship that either has an ethical component or practical application, particularly in the social sciences,” Steele explained. “We hope they will engage in the local and global communities by bringing their expertise to important issues and concerns. We also encourage them to do service learning courses.” Steele recently used an Ignatian form of group work known as group discernment to formulate a new mission statement for St. Joe’s. “Instead of getting a group together to hammer out a mission statement, we invited small groups to talk about or offer ideas and thoughts initially in an atmosphere of trust, which is the Jesuit way of proceeding,” said Steele. “We wanted to construct the mission statement using group discernment.” Steele believes that changing the mission statement using the Jesuit method of group discernment was successful, despite having only one Jesuit aid in forming the draft. “Two very challenging initiatives for any academic community are to revise its curriculum or its mission statement,” Steele explained. “Both are deeply connected to the identity of the institution. People have strong feelings about both.”

Students remain skeptical if Jesuit ideals will survive even with the implementation of these methods and the decrease of Jesuits on campus. “I think the programs at St. Joe’s will help in the beginning to keep Jesuit ideas alive as the amount of Jesuits decrease,” said Meghan Murreta, ’15. “However, I think if there were no Jesuits in the world, their ideas would eventually dissipate. I believe that having Jesuits on campus ensures that their core ideas stay implemented.” However, McNally held a contrary view. “It doesn’t matter that there are less Jesuits because it counts that their legacy will live on,” said McNally. “Those who love the Society of Jesus have a strong faith and hope that the Lord is doing His will in His way and in His time.” Both McNally and Steele mentioned that Ignatius himself practiced the core Jesuit principles before he was a priest. He believed that it is possible to not only follow those principles without being a Jesuit, but also implement them into a society. Steele said that the implementation of the Ignatian methods has been successful, and explained that St. Joe’s is the only Jesuit college or university that has a year long Ignatian leadership program for faculty and administration. The other 27 schools only have mission-related activities. “We are starting to be asked to be consultants for some of the other schools, and we want to make St. Joe’s known for this program,” said Steele. As the St. Joe’s community is preparing for the number of Jesuits to decline worldwide, there is disagreement as to whether or not the Jesuit principles will remain intact.

Conferences, sabbaticals, and travel budgets cut Continued FACULTY DEVELOPMENT, from pg. 3

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rice Wachterhauser, University Provost, reiterated these claims, saying, “Everything is on the table, I mean with respect to budget reductions. We try to make reasonable reductions where we can, [and] we can’t exclude…faculty development, although we try to minimize the impact. Those are critical areas for faculty to develop their skills and their talents, and I support that fully, but [we] can’t always afford to do everything that we want to in that arena.” Some faculty are worried about the ramifications these cuts may have on the classroom. Because professors may not able to learn about innovative developments in their fields by attending conferences and pursuing scholarly opportunities, some believe the experience students receive in their classrooms will decrease along with the quality of education. Sara Kuykendall, Ph.D., chair of interdisciplinary health services, explained that faculty development helps professors stay current in their respective departments and aids greatly when teaching a class. “[Not attending conferences is] going to make it harder for people to stay up-to-date in their field…when I go to a conference I come back energized and able to share that information [with students],” she said. Goldthwaite echoed these claims, saying, “I think that students deserve to have

active scholars as professors, and when professors go to these conferences, they’re not only presenting their research and enhancing the reputation of the university, but they’re also learning new strategies for teaching and new things about their field… we should be changing our syllabi and doing innovative things in the classroom.” Kuykendall also explained that her main concern is for non-tenure track professors who are just starting out. “I am concerned for junior faculty who are establishing their research agendas and who have not made a name for themselves yet.” Daniel, however, does not think that fewer opportunities for faculty development will have a major impact on classroom experience. “I don’t think there is a one for one correspondence,” he said. “The quality of what I do in my classroom does not depend on whether St. Joe’s pays for me to go to conferences or not.” In addition to conference travel and membership fees, the new funding changes will also affect professors planning to go on sabbatical. Goldthwaite is one such professor. As of Feb. 27, Goldthwaite had still not heard whether or not she would be approved for a sabbatical next semester. “I have been planning for this for 6 years, [I have] booked contracts with publishers,” she said. “[But] I still do not know when the decision will come.” The uncertainty of decisions such as

these contributes to many faculty members’ recent discontent with the level of transparency between the administration and the rest of the university. “We hear a lot of rumors, without knowing the truth,” said Goldthwaite. “The administration has made efforts recently to give a good sense of the financial picture and to help faculty understand some of the financial decisions that have been made, but do I believe that they’re truly being fully transparent? Not really,” commented Daniel. “What faculty think of as being appropriately transparent and what the administration thinks of as being transparent…doesn’t necessarily line up.” When asked if she shares the same view on the lack of communication from the administration, April Lindner, Ph.D., professor of English, replied, “Oh, absolutely. When we try and weigh in about areas that are our specialties I don’t feel as though we’re listened to. Decisions get made and we don’t have any input into those decisions, and we’re just told about them and we don’t really know how they were arrived at,” she said. Goldthwaite and Lindner were both recently informed that their requests for sabbatical for the upcoming fall semester had been denied. According to the emails they received from the Provost’s Office, “[Their] proposal was considered worthy of support by the Board of Faculty Research and Develop-

ment… [but their] sabbatical cannot be funded because of current budgetary limits.” “Unfortunately it’s not possible to fund all of the sabbaticals for this year,” said Wachterhuaser, and he continues, “I do believe that the university will continue to have a strong commitment to sabbaticals in the future, and hopefully be able to fund a higher percentage of them going forward, but…we may not be able to fund as many as we have in the past.” “I’m more sad than anything else,” said Lindner on her sabbatical denial. “I feel as though it’s another sign that the things upon which our reputation as a school rest are being devalued.” Goldthwaite reiterated the same feelings, saying, “I am deeply disturbed that my sabbatical was denied for next semester. Having made commitments to publishers and co-authors, I need to do the work I have not only promised to do, but that I want to do… Denying sabbaticals for professors who have legitimate projects and who have proven scholarly records sends a negative message not only to those for whom support has been denied this year, but to all faculty who will apply in the future.” Erin Raftery, ’15, contributed an interview to this article.


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TIMELINE DECEMBER

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2012

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8 million dollar shortfall discovered Saint Joseph’s University discovered an $8 million shortfall due to an unfulfilled enrollment goal for fiscal year 2013. The administration proposed to make up the $8 million through decreasing utility costs, looking for savings in departments and offices, expanding revenue in places such as the bookstore, increasing student enrollment in Winter Intercessions, and utilizing the physical capacity of St. Joe’s to its maximum abilities.

Shared governance at St. Joe’s under review A report regarding the shared governance structure at St. Joe’s was released to employees in an email sent out by Gillespie on March 21, 2013. The report highlighted issues in the system and also improvements that should be made.

Employees bear healthcare burden On Aug. 5, 2013, St. Joe’s communicated to employees that they would be responsible for covering a six percent increase in budgeted health care premiums and that the university could not pay for the six percent oversight.

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Saint Joseph’s University administration cut retirement funds for employees by one percent in December 2011. Two thirds of full time tenured faculty members petitioned against this reduction in a letter sent to the Board of Trustees, Smithson, and then president-elect Gillespie.

Faculty Senate created a resolution on Feb. 15, 2012 in response to a one percent decrease in employee retirement benefits. Faculty members were upset over not having significant input in the decision and suggested the retirement benefits remain as they are for the rest of the academic year.

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Faculty Senate votes to censure senior administrators Faculty Senate passed a resolution to censure the senior leadership team at St. Joe’s on Sept. 24, 2013. The faculty members cited issues in communication with administrators about previous retirement benefits being cut and health care budgeting issues as the reason for the censure.

Student organization budgeting change impedes planning The Office of Financial Affairs announced that the rollover accounts in student organizations were being eliminated and all saved funds would be pulled into a capital account to benefit students. This resulted in student organizations losing money from their rollover accounts; the Student Union Board (SUB) was the hardest hit, losing $56,000 from their rollover account.

Definitions Censure: An official expression of extreme disapproval in a formal statement. Vote of no confidence: A vote or resolution that states that a person in a superior position in governance is no longer deemed fit to hold that position. Shortfall: Occurs when spending exceeds income in a budget. Shared governance: The decision making process of the university, consisting of faculty members, administration, and trustees.

Content contributed by Erin Raftery, ’15, news editor, Joe Cerrone, ’14, opinions editor, and Cat Coyle, ’16, managing editor


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Faculty, administration formulate plans regarding university budget shortfall Due to the $8.7 million shortfall that occurred in fiscal year 2013, administrators instituted a 4.2 percent decrease in expenses across the board to prevent a deficit. A team of senior administrators, including the provost, came up with final budget recommendations by Dec. 6, 2013.

Employee mass email address restricted A new mass email policy restricting the use of all employee aliases was instituted on Jan. 17, 2014. The policy restricts the use of the employee@sju.edu, empfac@sju.edu, empstaff@sju.edu, and FYI@sju.edu aliases which all employees could contact each other through.

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Administration announces plan to increase enrollment Due to the $8.7 million shortfall and financial problems at the university, the university administration and Board of Trustees decided to increase the enrollment goal to 1,500 students for the freshman class of 2018.

Students meet with administration to discuss enrollment plan Students, faculty, and administrators met to talk about the administrative decision to increase the incoming freshman class to 1,500 in a panel hosted by the University Student Senate (U.S.S.) on Feb. 10, 2014.

Academic departments feel effects of budget shortfall The 4.2 percent across-the-board cuts in operating budgets enacted to make up the $8.7 million shortfall affected the academic departments of the university. Departments such as mathematics, psychology, and Africana Studies were among the several that were affected.

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At a St. Joe’s Faculty Senate meeting on Feb. 25, a vote of no confidence was passed against Mayer and Smithson. The senate said that Mayer was asked to resign because of his failure to manage the Office of Financial Affairs. Smithson was asked to resign because of his lack of communication on university decisions, suggesting that he is responsible for the FY13 shortfall of $8 million, FY14 shortfall of $8.7 million, and the decision to enroll 1,500 next fall.

Students protest outside of BOT meeting On Feb. 27, students organized a protest outside of McShain Hall where the Board of Trustees met in the Haub Executive Center on the fifth floor, citing a lack of transparency on budgetary cuts and the 1,500 enrollment goal for the incoming freshman class.

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Faculty Senate passes vote of no confidence

C. Kevin Gillespie, ’72, S.J., university president Only in the second year of his presidency of Saint Joseph’s University, C. Kevin Gillespie, ’72, S.J., has faced numerous crises during his short tenure. These range from budget shortfalls, failure to reach enrollment projections, and growing discontent among faculty and staff. Despite the Faculty Senate’s recent vote of no confidence against two senior members of his administration, Gillespie has indicated that he supports the university’s senior administrators. John Smithson, ’68, senior vice president Senior Vice President John Smithson, ’68, is among the top tier of advisers to the president, and was recently asked to resign by the Faculty Senate in their vote of no confidence. Smithson served as interim president during the 2011-12 academic year, but has had tense relations with the university’s faculty in recent times. In particular, a February Faculty Senate resolution asserted several accusations against Smithson, including that he is responsible for the plan to enroll 1,500 students in the fall 2014 semester and that his tenure has been marked by general mismanagement and a lack of communication. Louis Mayer, ’79, Ph.D., vice president of financial affairs Blame for many of the university’s financial issues has fallen on the shoulders of Louis Mayer, ’79, Ph.D.,

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vice president of financial affairs. Mayer has overseen budget shortfalls of approximately $8 million for each of the past two years. Due to these and other allegations, the Faculty Senate passed a vote of no confidence against him and asked for his resignation on Feb. 25. Brice Wachterhauser, Ph.D., provost As provost of the university, Brice Wachterhauser, Ph.D., is the chief academic officer responsible for the affairs of students and faculty in the community. In early February it was announced that Wachterhauser would be stepping down from his position at the end of this academic year. Later in the month, Faculty Senate President Rob Moore, Ph.D., revealed that Wachterhauser was asked by the administration to leave, and had not decided to vacate his position voluntarily. Robert D. Falese, ’69, chairman of the Board of Trustees Board of Trustees Chair Robert D. Falese, ’69, leads this organization in its governance over the university. In response to the faculty’s vote of no confidence and student protests, Falese released a statement confirming his support of the university’s senior administrators, indicating that he is not actively considering the personnel and policy changes requested.

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The Board of Trustees Made up of approximately 35 leaders in the academic and business communities, the Board of Trustees (BOT) is one of the central governing institutions of the university. Meeting monthly during the academic year, the BOT oversees the university and is responsible for approving and implementing proposed changes to the structure of the community. The February BOT meeting was protested by students and faculty, who expressed their discontent with the Board’s anticipated approval of next year’s enrollment rate of 1,500 students. Faculty Senate Representing the collective voice of the faculty at St. Joe’s, the Faculty Senate (FS) is composed of all tenured and tenure-track professors. The FS position within the shared governance system gives it influence over a variety of university decisions, such as curricular changes and issues pertinent to faculty working conditions. Citing a lack of respect for shared governance procedures and mismanagement by the university’s senior administrators, on Feb. 25 the FS passed a vote of no confidence against Smithson and Mayer, with a vote of 157 in favor, zero against, and four abstaining.


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Editorial

Allow us to reintroduce ourselves: We are The Hawk Editor in Chief Garrett Miley ’15 MANAGING EDITOR Cat Coyle ’16 COPY CHIEF Molly Grab ’17 Business Director Teddy Ryan ’16 Faculty Adviser Dan Reimold News editor Erin Raftery ’15 ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Katryna Perera ’16 OPINIONS EDITOR Joseph Cerrone ’14 FEATURES EDITOR Karen Funaro ’16 Connie Lunanova ’16 A&E EDITOR Caoimhe Nagle ’15 FASHION EDITOR Gillian Murphy ’14 FOOD EDITOR Amanda Murphy ’14 HEALTH EDITOR Gianna Melendez ’16 SPORTS EDITOR C.J. DeMille ’16 ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR Nate Vancil ’16 LAYOUT EDITOR Andrew Nguyen ’17 PHOTO EDITOR Shannon Adams ’16

We believe that everyone has a story to tell ... all of them have value and must be told. Our four years in college are filled with many learning experiences—we study the past, master foreign languages, conduct lab experiments, and intern with leading businesses. Yet, in addition to becoming more informed about the world around us, this time introduces us to an even more important educational process—learning about ourselves. Introspection and personal reflection during these transformative years allow us to decide what we believe, whom we want to associate with, and who we want to be. Just as this experience is vital in our development as individuals, it is also crucial to undertake this task as members of a larger community. As student journalists we are no exception, and we are dedicated to continually deepening our identity and spreading our presence on campus. With that in mind, allow us to reintroduce ourselves—we are The Hawk. It is important to begin by dispelling several misperceptions about who we are and what we do. As a student news organization, we are committed to the principle of the free press and are not censored by the university. As such, we are not required to gain approval for the topics we cover or the editorial decisions we make. We are not a vehicle for official university communications—whether they come from a department chair, a dean, or even the university president. We do not work for the university and it is not our job to promote or support the official line of the administration. Too often it is assumed by both members of the university community and outsiders that our coverage should be just another component of the administration’s public relations strategy, however we go to great lengths to ensure that we offer a critical, fair, and comprehensive perspective on the issues facing the Saint Joseph’s University community. Our identity as an objective and autonomous news source is at the heart of who we are and is the motivating force behind everything that we do. Understanding the job of The Hawk also entails an assessment of the basics of journalism. It is our mission to provide timely and relevant information to the university community—coverage that is free of bias, opinions, and sensationalism. Although various segments of the university may be displeased when we publish news that casts them in an unfavorable light, it is essential to remember that news is news and facts are facts. We

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are not the campus newsletter and we cannot limit our content to event coverage and feel-good pieces. If the most pressing stories affecting our community are negative, that will dictate the angle of our content. We do not seek out such stories to exacerbate preexisting issues and tensions, but we would be remiss if we simply ignored them or attempted to gloss over the facts just because they are uncomfortable. At the end of the day, we don’t have any agenda other than good and honest journalism. One of the most vital distinctions to make in our work is the difference between our news coverage and opinions analyses. We do not take sides or express our personal perspectives in news, features, and sports coverage; instead, we intend to approach each topic with a fresh perspective and seek to present all sides of a story. The only time The Hawk expresses any sort of collective opinion is through the weekly staff editorial, which is developed after a discussion between the Editorial Board and is signed ‘The Hawk Staff.’ All other pieces in the Opinions section contain the views of the individual authors and do not represent the perspectives of The Hawk. Therefore, it is incorrect to assert that a negative cover story about the administration or a positive Features piece about a student organization contains a bias—as the angle is only representative of the perspectives and facts gathered during the reporting process. In all that we do, The Hawk strives to abide by the highest standards of journalism and continually improve the quality of our coverage. With that in mind, it is important to remember that our effort to maintain professionalism does not overshadow the fact that we are still students. Our staff is a diverse group representing a variety of majors, experiences, and career goals. Our work at The Hawk is undertaken voluntarily and conducted in our free time—in addition to our normal course loads, jobs, and other responsibilities. As such, we are continually in the process of learning and are not perfect. Nevertheless, we work on The Hawk because we care about St. Joe’s and we want to make a difference. We do our best to respond to the concerns of the community, but we can’t please everyone. We are not songbirds, we are hawks. In the process of informing the community and holding our leaders accountable, we sometimes need to share tough truths and ask difficult questions. Yet this questioning and relentless search for truth is at the heart of our Jesuit tradition and is done for the greater good of the community. We believe that everyone has a story to tell—some of them will be enjoyable to share, others will not; but all of them have value and must be told. This is our story. This is who we are. Students. Journalists. The Hawk. —The Hawk Staff

Letter to the Editor The language of race

on Hawk Hill

To the Editor:

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Men’s and women’s basketball teams get berth in NCAA tournament The Saint Joseph’s University men’s and women’s basketball teams will both be dancing as they head to the NCAA tournament this March. The men concluded the 2013-14 season as champions of the Atlantic 10 Conference. Their hard-earned title came after the Hawks defeated the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams 65-61, marking the first time St. Joe’s men have held the A-10 Championship title since 1997. These developments have brought a wave of much needed excitement and confidence to Hawk Hill, which will continue as the Hawks face off against their first opponents. Win, lose, or draw, one thing is certain: The Hawk Will Never Die!

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Provost announces higher class caps In anticipation of the registration process for the fall 2014 semester, University Provost Brice Wachterhauser, Ph.D., has announced a new series of class cap hikes and adjustments to our academic regulations. In particular, any classes of eight or fewer students will be cancelled, with classes having 18 or less students going under review. Further changes include increasing the capacity of writing-intensive courses to 22 students and attempting to raise the average class size of CAS and HSB lecture courses to 30. These adjustments will have clear and immediate negative effects on the academic experience of St. Joe’s students. With more students in each class, professors will have less ability to offer the personalized instruction and attention that is a hallmark of a liberal arts education. Furthermore, barring most courses with less than eight students will deal a significant blow to many small seminar, foreign language, and discussion based courses that fucntion best in a smaller setting. Unfortunately, it appears that these changes will lower the quality of education offered at St. Joe’s.

While reading the latest issue of The Hawk, which was, in general, great in content, coverage, and scope (bravo!), I was struck by the headline, “Institutional Diversity: The class of 2017 is 83.1 percent Caucasian.” While writing about racial diversity is very important and certainly newsworthy, what struck me was the word “Caucasian,” which is at the very least dated, and in the circles I travel in, racist. Among scholars who write on race, racism, and white racial identity development, the word “Caucasian” has been largely eliminated. The word has such severe negative connotations for me that I struggled to read the article that followed, despite its helpful and thoughtful information on our majority white traditional student population. “Caucasian” was a term used in the 18th century to distinguish whites from “negroid” (Blacks) and “Mongolian” (Asians) based on the shape of their skulls. While classifying people according bumps on their heads has fallen out of favor, the word “Caucasian” continues to appear, most notably (and unfortunately) in some American legal discourse. However, as New York Times reporter Shalia Dewan writes, “the term seems like one of those polite euphemisms that hides more than it reveals.” The word “Caucasian” cannot be separated from its racist origins. When I raised this issue with The Hawk writers, they told me that this is AP form. However, when I search for use of “Caucasian” among major journalism outlets, I can find no mainstream publication that uses the word, unless it is a quote. Even the-lessthan-stellar journalism of Fox News thinks that Santa and Jesus are white, not Caucasian (For an interesting gloss on this, see “Santa Claus and White Racial Panic”). The Middle States and Pew Reports cited in the article use “white” as well, and the U.S. Census uses “white.” Words matter. To use a dated term like “Caucasian” in a story about international and racial diversity undercuts the story’s content. Unless you’re talking about people who live between the border of Europe and Asia or ordering a “White Russian” (See The Big Lebowski (1998)), the word “Caucasian” should be struck from one’s vocabulary. I hope that in future articles on racial diversity, The Hawk revises its style sheet to more adequately reflect contemporary discussions of race. Sincerely, Ann E. Green, Ph.D. Professor of English


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Letter to the Editor Writing courses negatively affected by higher caps Dear Editor, A recent directive issued by Provost Brice Wachterhauser specified increased course caps throughout the university, including a raising of caps from 20 to 22 for the first-year writing course, ENG 101, and for all writing-intensive courses. As writing teachers, we write to explain the detrimental effects of increased course caps. (Our colleagues in other departments may wish to put forward their own rationales about why raised course caps in their disciplines are a problem.) The source of our concern is that the move toward larger writing courses is pedagogically unsound. This move will have a major impact on our students’ experience in writing courses. Although there would be only two more students in the classroom, those two can change the dynamic from an intimate, quasi-seminar classroom wherein students get individualized attention to one in which they are one of the crowds. In fact, data show that retention is higher for students in classes of 20 or fewer. U.S. News and World lists as a criteria for its highly regarded ranking system class size: “The percentage of undergraduate classes, excluding class subsections, with fewer than 20 students enrolled during fall 2012. A larger percentage of small classes scores higher in the ranking model than a lower percentage of small classes. In other words, the more small classes the better.” The reason why small classes are essential for writing is put forward in the Conference on College Composition and Communication Statement of Principles and Standards for the Postsecondary Teaching of Writing: “The improvement of an individual student’s writing requires persistent and frequent contact between teacher and student both inside and outside the classroom. It requires assigning far more papers than are usually assigned in other college classrooms; it requires reading them and commenting on them not simply to justify a grade, but to offer guidance and suggestions for improvement; and it requires spending a great deal of time with individual students, helping them not just to improve particular papers but to understand fundamental principles of effective writing that will enable them to continue learning throughout their lives.” Indeed, the CCC’s statement specifies the following: “No more than 20 students should be permitted in any writing class. Ideally, classes should be limited to 15.”
For more detailed information on this matter, we recommend Alice Horning’s “The Definitive Article on Class Size,” published Writing Program Administrators 31.1/2 (Fall/Winter 2007): 11-34. In our experience, writers need one-on-one meetings and detailed individualized feedback on their writing in order to improve. For each formal paper assignment, which we guide through various drafts, we generally spend one to two hours providing written feedback and conferencing with students. Written comments will often entail one to two pages, not including comments in the margins. Although other Jesuit institutions are also experiencing budget crunches, most maintain a course cap on first-year writing courses of 20 or under, and some of them, including Wheeling and Georgetown, have actually lowered their caps in the past few years. (Thanks to Dr. Jenny Spinner for compiling this information.) In fact, out of the 28 Jesuit institutions, Saint Joseph’s now ranks in the bottom quarter with regard to its first-year writing cap—a sorry situation for a university whose new mission statement touts its “rigorous student-centered education.” Sincerely, Ann Green, Ph.D., and Jo Alyson Parker, Ph.D. Professors of English

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Hide and seek

Reclaiming lost voices

For one year I want to read books written exclusively by women or people of color. I want to acknowledge the accomplishments of and to learn from the artists and authors who, for structural reasons, did not make it into our literary canon.”

CARINA ENSMINGER ’14 Hawk Staff

Though as a proud senior I am not ready to admit that the g-word is going to happen in approximately two months, there is one thing that I am extremely excited for once my time at Saint Joseph’s University is done: I cannot wait to have the free time to read whatever I want again! I have a personal reading goal that I have been waiting since my junior year to begin: for one year I want to read books written exclusively by women or people of color. I want to acknowledge the accomplishments of and learn from artists and authors who, for structural reasons, did not make it into our literary canon. When I stopped to think about it, I realized that white men have dominated the majority of our literary and artistic canon. By this I mean we traditionally read Walt Whitman and Robert Frost repeatedly throughout our academic careers, but we often never read a single poem written by Phillis Wheatley. We are taught all about the greatness of Michelangelo and Rubens without a single mention of Elisabeth Sirani or Lavinia Fontana. We read Salinger, Fitzgerald, Shakespeare, and Hemingway again and again and again. What about other cultures? What about Borges or Allende or Murakami? White men dominate our artistic canons, and it’s not a coincidence that they do – it’s got a lot to do with the historical power structure of Western society. White men have held, and continue to hold, the majority of the political and fiduciary power in our society. Because white men have always had fiduciary independence as well as the ability to be a part of public spheres, they have had greater access to

education, greater opportunity to pursue modes of artistic expression, and the power to define great art in terms of what appeals to them. Take painting for example; in the world of Renaissance painting, historical and religious subjects were considered the prestigious paragons of art. To render human figures convincingly for these media, artists were expected to study and draw human anatomy from a nude model. Women, unlike men, were not granted access to nudes. Sketching from a naked body was considered immodest, and modesty for women was paramount during this time period, so women were not allowed to sketch nudes. Women generally pursued other forms of art including landscapes, portraiture, and tapestry. However, these were discounted as lesser arts, as crafts or hobbies. It is not a coincidence that history favors the artistic endeavors of white men; history has been written by white men. The power structure of our society has created an artistic discourse dominated by a white, male perspective. We celebrate and perpetuate a homogeneous artistic view of an incredibly diverse world. We hear white male perspectives. And then we hear them again. And then again. And then again. Though these men are undoubtedly masters, it’s extremely important to read beyond their works, and even more important to acknowledge that there are reasons – very real, structural reasons – that other voices have been silenced by history. The reason why I cannot wait to begin reading is that it’s a nerdy game of hide and seek; find the voices my classes skipped or skimmed over, the ones hiding in the corners of library shelves. I’m excited to see what more I can learn, and I encourage you to join me in what will definitely be an awesome year!

Finding new voices: A book list As you embark on Womanifesto’s challenge to read up on literary works that have been excluded from the canon, here are Carina’s top six recommendations.

One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The House of Spirits

Jazz

The Second Sex

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Isabel Allende

Simone de Beauvoir

The Black Unicorn Audre Lorde

Toni Morrison Haruki Murakami


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The Hawk

Stirring the pot:

Marijuana legalization efforts ignite controversy

Legalization will increase safety

Weed has hidden dangers

KEVIN BLACK ’15 Hawk Staff

Many people throughout the United States recognize the ill effects of the bingedrinking phenomenon, especially amongst young adults. When comparing the realities of alcohol consumption in the U.S. and our European neighbors, a very odd picture is painted. Despite Europe’s far less strict laws regarding alcohol consumption, statistics show the U.S. has a much larger problem with alcohol. Why is this? The answer lies in culture and the process of socialization. European children view alcohol differently than American children, as it is embedded in their culture. Because these children are raised with alcohol, they are less prone to abuse the product. There is a lesson to be learned from this concept that can help form future U.S. policy for marijuana legalization. Marijuana is commonly referred to as a “gateway drug.” The fact is, this argument is flawed. The gateway drug claim rests on the fact that because marijuana is illegal, the only way for people to obtain the product is to buy it from dealers, who often peddle more products than just cannabis. If the social reality was different and the drug was legal to be purchased in controlled environments, will users naturally move on to harder drugs? Without exposure to the more dangerous drugs from a dealer in the first place, would it even cross buyers’ minds? I contend that if marijuana were legal and could be bought in a regulated store similar to alcohol distribution, the gateway drug argument would lose credibility. The health facts surrounding alcohol and marijuana show that the common perception that marijuana is dangerous is skewed. Like alcohol, tobacco, and fast food, any product can have adverse consequences if it is abused. However, neither tobacco nor alcohol have been used to treat patients suffering from a variety of illnesses ranging from inflammatory bowel disease and anxiety to chronic back pain, just to name a few. Doctors would not prescribe the product if it were to cause some major health detriment in the future, which both chronic smoking and drinking can do (throat and lung cancer and liver diseases are just a few side effects). The War on Drugs has failed. It was a poor policy initiative in the first place. You can try to attack the supply, but the demand remains the same. It is time for the U.S. to take a page from Europe’s book and socialize alcohol and marijuana differently. Instead of teaching kids to totally abstain, teach them how to be responsible, since odds are many are going to at least try it at some point. In fact, statistics show that decriminalizing drugs, a step shy of legalization, is actually beneficial in the fight against drug abuse. Over a decade ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs, including cocaine and heroin. The penalty for being caught with these drugs was similar to a parking ticket, according to Speigel Online. Portugal has seen concrete results in the fight against drug abuse. Portugal decriminalized hard drugs; what could the real costs be to legalizing marijuana? Shifting the marijuana market from the black market into the commercial market would be a job creator. Furthermore, the revenue from the sales, taxes, and the money saved from law enforcement could be used to fix more pressing issues. For instance, Philadelphia could use the revenue to address their current public school funding crisis; the New York Times reports that Philadelphia saw over 20 schools shut down last year due to budget issues. The benefits that would result from legalization of marijuana outweigh the costs; it is time to break free from the shackles of past policies and move forward.

MICHAEL YAP ’14 Hawk Staff

As more states legalize marijuana for recreational use, society has continued to highlight the false positives and downplay the true negatives of marijuana use. There are two main types of marijuana use – medical and recreational. The many advocates of the legalization of recreational marijuana typically do so by saying that marijuana is not addictive and helps cure diseases, among many other alleged benefits. While it is true that certain types of marijuana have been known to help treat certain diseases, what recreational users fail to mention is the fact that recreational and medicinal marijuana have very different chemical make ups. Marijuana is made up of two major chemicals, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Over time, researchers have been able to determine that THC is the chemical associated with providing the “high” feeling that users feel when using marijuana, and that CBD is typically associated with providing the medical benefits that marijuana can provide. The problem that recreational advocates ignore is the fact that recreational marijuana typically contains high concentrations of THC and very low concentrations of CBD, consequently disguising their argument that marijuana has therapeutic values under the mask of medicinal marijuana. While their statement does prove to be valid, I believe that recreational advocates are generalizing the benefits of marijuana. Making it appear as if there is only one type of marijuana has allowed supporters to further push for the legalization of recreational marijuana use, even when it the differences between these varieties are significant. There have also been arguments over the addictiveness of marijuana; recreational advocates claim that marijuana is not addictive. However, there has been ongoing research showing that physical and psychological addiction by marijuana users has been steadily increasing for the past several years. This can be tied into the fact that THC content in marijuana has also significantly increased over the past several decades. Since the 1970s, the THC concentration in marijuana has increased nearly 10 times, from around one percent in 1972 to over 10 percent today. This potency has the potential to create several problems for the brain. When someone uses marijuana, it releases cannabinoids that make the user feel good. However, the brain also produces its own cannabinoids, which are affected when the marijuana is used. Due to high concentrations of THC in today’s marijuana, these cannabinoids essentially replace the brain’s production of its own cannabinoids for the time being. When the “high” effects of marijuana wear off, it takes time for the brain to restart the production of natural cannabinoids, which is why users may experience feelings of worthlessness for a period of time, and thus creates the desire for repeated marijuana use. The increasing potency of THC in marijuana is concerning. Taking into account the adverse effects that marijuana has on brain development, along with the increased use of recreational marijuana in teenagers and young adults, I believe that marijuana has the potential to negatively affect productivity in the long term. This ultimately outweighs the “benefits” that marijuana might provide in the short-term.


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Spring forward, not backward Taking charge of your relationships NAJA GRIFFIN ’16 Special to The Hawk

It’s finally springtime! After this long, terrible winter we have experienced, I am happy to break out my jean jackets and maxi skirts. Spring is known as the time to clean your room and prepare for warmer weather—so why don’t you brighten up your love life as well? Many people might say that the New Year is a time for resolutions and cleaning up your romantic life, but why not the beginning of spring? I know I haven’t kept my New Year’s resolution of going to the gym five days a week, but I see spring as a perfect opportunity to clean up my life and get my resolutions back on track. Love can be a tricky topic. You can be in love, falling in love, or just very attracted to a person. Your relationship status can be anything from friends with benefits to a situation in which you are both mutually exclusive, but without the title, to being “officially” in a relationship. No matter where you find yourself, spring is the perfect time to start anew and figure out what you want in your love life. The first, most important step is to get over any exes you may have. Some people say that it takes you almost the length of your relationship to get over someone, and I know from experience that this is true. Getting under someone will not help the heartache go away faster—it might feel good in the moment, but afterwards you will feel empty inside. Additionally, you can’t love someone new if your mind and heart still belong to your ex. Delete his or her number, Instagram, and SnapChat—you might have the strength not to contact your ex sober, but who knows what your drunken alter ego might do (since

most drunk alter egos can’t be trusted). Next, remember to be confident and unafraid to say what’s on your mind. It is the 21st century: girls do not have to wait for a guy to ask them out, and guys should realize that girls are not that intimidating and will appreciate your courage in approaching them. The movie “Cinderella Story” with Hilary Duff quotes Babe Ruth, who said, “Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!” You will never know unless you try, and the sexiest thing on anyone is confidence. So, talk to that cute guy or girl in your class—love can be anywhere, you just need to have the confidence to follow your heart. This third step goes hand-in-hand with number two: don’t be a D.D. (otherwise known as a Debbie Downer). No one, and I mean no one, likes someone who brings the mood down when you’re out partying. If you are in a relationship, don’t be the one person who is texting their significant other instead of having a good time with your friends. Everyone has those days when you want to curl up with your best friends, Ben and Jerry’s, and watch “Sex and the City” reruns, but you can’t let that turn into your life. You have to be positive. You have to believe that not everyone is the same, and you can find someone special. As cheesy as it sounds, there are plenty of fish in the sea. The only way you will know is if you change out of the baggy clothes, and put on your big kid pants. So, try making spring resolutions for your love life! Create a list of everything you want to change or keep, and stick to it! Spring is the perfect time to start cleaning out the skeletons in your closet and accepting that the future is bright. This spring, you can spring forward, not back.

Improving society, improving ourselves Encountering the two-fold value of service

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Service is an effort to improve society, and it is in the betterment of society that we truly can help ourselves.” MARY KATHRYN LATTA ’15 Special to The Hawk

It’s that time of year again—you have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard people abuzz about the Appalachian Experience (APEX) trip this year. Saint Joseph’s University sent over 500 participants, leaders, and facilitators to the Appalachian region over spring break. Although APEX is a great opportunity, it is only one of the many ways to get involved in service here at St. Joe’s. What motivates students to get involved with community service? Is it for the betterment of society? A way to meet other students? Or do we help others because that is the “Ignatian” way? Ask anyone who has served their community in one way or another – they will tell you that what motivates them to continue is the idea that when you help others, you are really helping yourself. We are called to serve others in our community through our Catholic, Jesuit background, and we should want to help others because it promotes solidarity within our society. In my own experience, community service has forced me outside of my comfort zone many times, and it has helped me grow into a more well-rounded and thoughtful person. I understand that it sounds cliché, but if it weren’t for those times when I questioned what I was doing in North Philly, or when I just wanted to run away from an awkward situation at some shelter I had been working at, I would not have gotten as much

from these experiences. I have also found great friends in people from all different walks of life and within St. Joe’s. If not for the betterment of a community, service allows us to make social connections with the people we volunteer beside as well as the people we are serving. Sometimes the best service days that I have experienced are just days when I sit and listen to what others need to say. Most people will tell their story to you if you give them the opportunity to do so. And sometimes, that’s all a person needs—the openness of someone to listen to their story and validate what they have been through. The next time you joke that someone has joined the “cult” of APEX, or want to roll your eyes at a friend who can’t go out because they signed up for Community Day, think twice. I challenge every person on this campus to be open to trying some form of community service— whether that be a service trip, Weekly Service, or bringing it back to our education with a Service Learning course. You may surprise yourself with how much you will learn about your community, your peers, and hopefully more about yourself as a person. Our motivation to serve those around us comes from within ourselves, as well as St. Ignatius leading us forward with some great concepts that we all know, such as the “magis” and “cura personalis.” Service is an effort to improve society, and it is in the betterment of society that we truly can help ourselves.

Thinking twice about lighting up Why St. Joe’s should be a smoke-free campus C.J. DEMILLE ’16 Sports Editor

There is “no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke,” according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). While smoking itself is widely known to be unhealthy, the prevalent belief is that educated individuals ought to decide for themselves if they want to light up a smoke. However, deciding to smoke is not a license to force others to take in harmful chemicals. The CDC reports that secondhand smoke causes an estimated 46,000 deaths every year and contains 70 cancercausing chemicals. Starting in 1976, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights began to lobby for all levels of government to protect nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke and to prevent tobacco addiction among youth. In a 2012 interview with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Cynthia Hallet, Executive Director of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, pointed out several arguments for tobacco-free campuses, including increasing the age at which adults can begin smoking. The number of smokers who began smoking after the age of 18 increased from 600,000 in 2002 to one million in 2010, according to Hallet. The CDC reports that 18.9 percent of adults aged 18 to 24 smoke, but a 2010 report by the U.S. Surgeon General estimated 25 percent of full time college students are habitual smokers. While these numbers can be attributed to the changes in laws regarding the purchase of cigarettes, tacking on a few extra years of not smoking and giving the brain a few more years to develop can allow students to make more informed decisions about whether or not they want to put the match to the tip of their cigarette. Saint Joseph’s University currently has “designated smoking areas,” which are mandated to be “located far enough away from doorways, open windows, and ventilation systems to prevent smoke from entering university buildings and facilities,” according to the University Smoking Policy. Nevertheless, there is still a “designated smoking area” less than 20 feet from the door to Saint Mary’s Hall. Moreover, the Smoking Policy is seldom enforced. On too many occasions I have had to walk though a cloud of smoke in order to get into my apartment building or to get to class. There are already 422 colleges and universities that are 100 percent smoke free, according to the American Lung Association. Adding St. Joe’s to that list would not only make campus more pleasant, but it would save lives and discourage more people from adopting this dangerous habit.

SMOKING: By the numbers

46,000

Number of deaths in the U.S. each year due to smoking-related conditions

422

Number of colleges and universities in the U.S. that are completely smoke-free

25

Percentage of college students in the U.S. that smoke habitually


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1 FLORIDA

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The road to Every March, 68 teams are selected

16 ALBY/MSM

This year, all roads lead to

8 COLORADO 9 PITTSBURGH 5 VCU 12 SF AUSTIN 4 UCLA 13 TUSLA 6 OHIO STATE 11 DAYTON

SOUTH Memphis

3 SYRACUSE 14 WESTERN MICH 7 NEW MEXICO 10 STANFORD 2 KANSAS 15 EKU

1 VIRGINIA National Champion

16 CCAR 8 MEMPHIS 9 GW 5 CINCINNATI 12 HARVARD 4 MICHIGAN ST. 13 UDEL 6 UNC

East

New York

11 PROVIDENCE 3 IOWA STATE 14 NCCU 7 UCONN

16 ALBANY 16 MSM

10 ST. JOES 16 CAL POLY 2 VILLANOVA 15 MILWALKEE

16 TEXAS SO.


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the Rodeo to compete for the National Title.

1 ARIZONA 16 WEBER ST.

the rodeo in Arlington, TX.

8 GONZAGA 9 OKLAHOMA ST. 5 OKLAHOMA 12 NDSU 4 SDSU

WEST Anaheim

13 NMSU 6 BAYLOR 11 NEBRASKA 3 CREIGHTON 14 ULL 7 OREGON 10 BYU 2 WISCONSIN 15 AMERICAN

1 WICHITA ST. 16 CP/TXSO 8 KENTUCKY 9 KANSAS ST. 5 SAINT LOUIS 12 N.C. ST./XAV 4 LOUISVILLE

Midwest Indianapolis

13 MANHATTAN 6 UMASS 11 IOWA/TENN 3 DUKE 14 MERCER

12 NCST

7 TEXAS

12 XAVIER 10 ARIZONA ST. 11 IOWA 11 TENNESSEE

2 MICHIGAN 15 WOFFORD


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Photo by Shannon Adams, ’16, Photo Editor

Where there’s a will, there’s a Galloway Senior sharpshooter talks time on Hawk Hill KATHERINE GRYGO ’16 Hawk Staff

“He’s a product of how he was raised,” said Phil Martelli, men’s head basketball coach. “You want good things for good people, and he’s certainly brought it.” Galloway “brought it” to Hawk Hill all the way from Baton Rouge; he ventured up north to play basketball after Phil Martelli saw him play and offered Galloway a spot on the team. “I have family in the area, so that definitely was a big thing because I wanted my family to see me play… my grandmother had never seen me play. And then Coach Martelli was definitely a great inspiration. He came down to my school to see me, and I knew that he molded Jameer and Delonte when they were here, and I knew that this would be a great fit for me.” Galloway is known for his dedication and hard work both on and off the court. Galloway majored in Sports Marketing and Communications and graduated in December 2014. “Graduating with my degree in December was definitely a big moment, because not too many people know that; I really haven’t come out about it since I haven’t received my diploma yet. That’s one of the biggest moments I’ve had,” said Galloway. Due to NCAA regulations, Galloway is able to participate in the 2013-2014 basketball season despite having already graduated. Galloway has achieved numerous milestones during his Hawk basketball career. This season, he is a tri-captain on the team alongside Ronald Roberts, Jr. and Halil Kanacevic. He leads the team in minutes played and has started in every game this season. During the 2012-2013 season, Galloway did not meet the high expectations that were set for him based on his stellar sophomore campaign the previous year. Galloway saw a drop in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage in his junior year. However, Galloway bounced back this season and has broken two school records while on his way to being named Comcast Player of the Week twice. Galloway eclipsed the record for the most 3-pointers in a career on Jan. 25, 2014, which was previously held by Hawk legend Pat Carol, who had 295 in his career. Galloway

also knocked down 10 3-pointers in a game against the University of Pennsylvania. When reflecting on this season, Galloway states that another of his favorite achievements was making the game-winning basket in the Hawks’ win over Dayton on Jan. 29, 2014. “I would say my most memorable game would definitely be the Dayton game,” said Galloway. “I hadn’t hit a game winner this entire career…and it definitely was special, because I had been struggling that game, and even though I was struggling my coaches knew that it was my time and that they could trust me with the ball at the end of the game. God blessed me and let me make that shot. I shot it, but he put it in; I didn’t put it in.” Besides having a full life on the basketball court, Galloway has many memories outside of Hagan arena. Galloway remembered the many friendships he has made on Hawk Hill. “I think that I’ve made a lot of friendships here, maybe from the classroom or people that have been in my dorm with me, especially in McShain – that was a great experience, and living in Rashford was another great experience,” reminisced Galloway. Being from down south, Galloway was a stranger to northern winters, and the occasional snowstorm was always an adventure of going out with the guys and messing around in the snow. “My freshman year there was a snowstorm, there was about 10 inches that came down, and I remember that we went outside and were running around and were diving on cars and we were doing a lot of crazy stuff. It was definitely an exciting time.” He says that besides missing the beautiful campus and the friends he has made, he’ll also miss the famous cuisine served by Campion dining hall. When asked about his favorite meals, he responded, “I’m more of a DB guy, but I would probably say the Hawk Wrap or the chicken sandwiches.” Martelli reflects that Langston will certainly be remembered as a great player, but in Martelli’s eyes – and in the eyes of those who had the chance to know Langston as more than “#10, the Great Three Point Ma-

chine” – he will be remembered as an even greater man. “The biggest thing about Langston is not…a basketball court memory,” recalled Martelli. “Every time I see Langston…let’s be conservative and say I see him 300 days a year for four years, and every day that I see him he greets me with a smile, he gives me a handshake, a powerful handshake, and looks me in the eye and wants to know, ‘How are you doing?’ and he really means it. A lot of people that you see during the day ask you’re how you’re doing and they don’t really care, they just care about how they’re doing, but Langston is a kid that cares about other people.” When Martelli saw Galloway play in high school, he knew Galloway was a good player, but saw even greater potential. “They were a championship team, but the way he interacted with his teammate spoke volumes about the person he was going to be,” remembered Martelli. “The basketball part – we could work it out and develop him basketball-wise, but when you have the character that he’s been raised with, a lot of good can happen.” Galloway feels extremely blessed for all of the opportunities and chances he has had already in his life. He hopes to play basketball at the professional level, but instead of worrying about his future, he is enjoying his time on Hawk Hill and is constantly living in the moment. “I want to continue to play, but like I’ve told a lot of people, it’s all in God’s hands so I can’t really do anything past the next day,” said Galloway. “If I’m playing basketball, that’s great, or if I’m working or continuing being a graduate student that’s great as well. The dream is definitely to keep playing basketball; if it’s in the NBA or overseas, either one it doesn’t really matter.” Galloway concluded, “I guess, I don’t want to be remembered as just a basketball player. I guess just as someone who was able to be humble and had a great character towards everyone at the school; not just to my teammates, but to everyone I’ve met.”


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One shining moment The Hawks found their way to the NCAA tournament... Can you find them? Maschmeyer Galloway Quarles Roberts Miles Casper Molock Wilson Kindler Ndao Baumann Williams Kelly Bembry Kanacevic Brown Gotfrida Rule Shields Cloud Jonge Robinson Fitzpatrick Gomez Andrews Pongonis Strode Berger Fairbanks


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Hawk hill Horoscopes Aries (March 21 to April 19) Is there someone in your life giving you grief? Are they causing you to become stressed out or overthink every single thing you do? Although criticism is a good thing, it is sometimes hard to hear. Keep in mind that this person is not out to get you, they are just trying to help. Instead of getting angry and lashing out, sit down with them calmly and tell them how you are feeling. You will be surprised at how understanding they will be and you’ll feel so much better. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) You are having some trouble when it comes to making decisions this week, Taurus. You aren’t sure if what you want to do is what is right. But follow your gut – your ability to maintain a good moral compass is one of your amazing qualities that set you apart from other people. Make a decision and stick with it. As long as you trust yourself, you can’t go wrong! Gemini (May 21 to June 21) Love is in the air for you, Gemini; that is, as long as you are brave. The time is now to tell that boy or girl you have feelings for them. Whether it is someone you have liked for a long time, or someone you just met and would like to get to know better, the only way to find out if the feelings are reciprocated is if you say something. So take a chance, count to three, and send that text message telling them how you feel. You won’t regret it. Cancer (June 22 to July 22) You have been lucky for the past few weeks, Cancer, but don’t get too comfortable. With Neptune changing its course, things may not be in your favor the way they may have been recently. But don’t panic, things won’t be bad forever. In the meantime, try to keep a positive outlook on life with the weeks ahead. You will get through this tough time, it’s just going to take a little bit of extra optimism. Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) You are having some difficulty taking orders from authority figures this week, Leo. Whether it is a professor, a parent, or your boss, keep in mind that they have your best interest at heart. Even if what they are asking of you seems ridiculous or too demanding, remember that they are in charge for a reason and that you should trust their judgment. Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You may not consider yourself as a leader, Virgo, but this week you are going to be forced to take that role. Whether it is a group project or a family situation, you are the one who has to take charge. Remember that you possess many valuable qualities, especially when it comes to working with people. As long as you give it your all, you will do great.

usual. This is probably because Mercury quincunx with Jupiter this week. It’s important to remain focused on your goals and not lose sight of them. If you keep putting things off, you will end up overwhelmed. So remember what you have to do, and try your hardest to plan accordingly. Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Someone is trying to tell you something very important, Scorpio, but you have not realized it yet. Maybe it’s because you are super busy with work, school, or activities that you haven’t been able to give them the proper attention. Remember to take time to listen closely to your friends and family this week. If you just listen and open your ears, you will discover something very interesting. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Like the saying says, “All good things come to those who wait.” Well, the wait is over, Sagittarius. You have been working hard all winter on all of your duties, and it is now time to be rewarded on all that you have accomplished. So enjoy all the good that’s coming your way this week Sagittarius — you deserve it! Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) With the weather changing and Venus crossing your path, your mood is going to change as well. Don’t be alarmed if you are feeling a little down in the dumps, it’s completely normal. Remember not to let your feelings get you and try to find a way to release this negative energy in a way that will benefit you. Go for a run outside or spend time writing in a journal. You will automatically feel relief if you channel this negative energy in a way that is good for your soul. Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A prosperous financial time is coming your way, Aquarius. With Saturn and Uranus switching positions, you will see a gain in your savings very soon. Whether it’s an inheritance or a raise at work, don’t question it; embrace it! Treat yourself to something you wouldn’t be able to normally; it’s okay to splurge every once in a while. Now’s the time to spend, spend, spend – after all, you deserve to. Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might have checked out when it comes to relationships, Pisces. A bad experience in the past might have caused you to promise to never let someone in again. But there’s no reason to think that way, Pisces. The past is in the past and it’s time to love again. Perhaps the person you are meant to be with has been right in front of you the whole time, you just need to open your eyes to see it. Keep a look out for someone who makes you laugh often, and who you enjoy spending time with. It will definitely be worth it.

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Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You are feeling very lazy this week, Libra, and don’t seem to have the motivation to do much of anything. Although you tend to procrastinate, now it’s happening more than

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Dating downturn

Why our dating culture has been overshadowed by hookups Connie Lunanuova ’16 Features Editor While dating used to be a cornerstone of the collegiate lifestyle, it has been undermined by the introduction of the hookup culture that has allowed for more disconnect between individuals and their feelings. When a relationship is only deemed significant or “official” by a given status on a social networking site, it is apparent that our culture has undergone a change in regards to actual dating – and that this change has been caused by new technology. Text messaging, Facebook, and even Snapchat have added to the ambiguity that hovers over most college relationships. “Dating” has lost its definition of going to dinner and a movie, only to be replaced by back and forth text messaging and Snapchats. Rather than asking a person out to dinner, it has become the protocol to text a person, often just offering to meet up if he or she happens to run into the other while out. If both people do meet up, which now means ending up at the same party, is that even considered a date? Most college students would say no, it does not. A date implies a more formal way of getting to know someone than through the shouting that takes place at college house party. Yet, house parties seem to be the norm on college campuses. Because of this, the term “dating” still holds to it that idea of formally taking a person out, and because this is a practice not commonly done on college

campuses, the term has lost usage. In fact, “dating” seems to be missing from the collegiate vernacular. “I think most people call it ‘talking’ to each other,” said Adam Richwine, ’16. That students use the term “talking” as a way to classify their relationship – without calling it a relationship – implies that our generation doesn’t want to put an emphasis on labeling their relations with another person. “Just talking” or “just hanging out” seem to suffice; yet these phrases only add to the murkiness that is the definition of dating in college. “My perception of it is that either you’re in a relationship, or you’re single and hooking up. Most people say they’re ‘seeing’ someone; they’re not ‘dating’ them. I think the expectation in college is very different. That’s why people say they’re ‘seeing’ someone; they’re hooking up with someone, rather than going on dates,” said Kaitlyn Martin, ’16. Though this idea of hookups dominates the college environment, it is not a culture that encourages long-term relationships. The point behind the hookup is that it is casual; there has been no formal effort made beforehand to get to know the other person, and more often than not, no effort follows. The increasing prevalence of hookups has made the idea of traditional dates very scarce. “In my experience, I found that a lot of people are surprised when you say that you go on dates, and that the expectation is that most people around here just hook up and stuff, so I think it really depends on the person that you talk to,” said Martin. Texting invitations to parties have generally replaced the traditional dinner and a movie scenario. Just as this generation of students is so accustomed to the abbreviated lifestyle that goes along with texting, the whole act of pursuing someone has become informal. The perception of what is an acceptable way to ask someone out or to get to know them is still up for argument. Some students disagree with the idea that texting is the right way to even seek out a hookup, citing it as improper, though it is the cultural norm. “I think a lot of kids do it by text, but I don’t think that’s right. If you’re going to be a gentleman about it, you

March 19, 2014 should do it in person,” said Richwine. “If you’re serious about it [getting to know someone], you’ll do it in person,” agreed Ryan D’Agostino, ’16. However, it seems as though the pursuit of a hookup or a relationship is dependent upon the person and their intentions. “How you do it defines how you intend for it to be. If you want it to be a one-time thing, you’re not going to make the effort to put yourself out there,” said D’Agostino. “For guys who are actually trying to date girls, I don’t think the whole dinner/movie thing is outdated. For guys who have an actual interest in a girl, they want to actually talk to her, not just take her to a house party,” said Daniel Tully, ’16. So what’s the bottom line when it comes to pursuing an actual relationship versus a hookup? “If you want to make [a girl] your girlfriend, you take her out,” said Richwine. Nevertheless, the current hookup culture has muddied this idea as well, evinced by D’Agostino, who commented, “If you’re taking a girl out, you’re taking her to a party.” It seems as though the dating environment has been overshadowed by the hookup phenomenon, and will continue to make difficult our efforts or non-efforts to connect. As this culture appears to influence kids of our generation, we may never be free from asking the question, “What is dating, anyway?”

How will you spend your warm days on Hawk Hill? How to take advantage of the spring weather karen funaro ’16 Features Editor It has been a freezing cold winter here on Hawk Hill. The walk to class has been brutal, with students bundled up in hats, gloves, scarves, and snow boots, jumping over huge snow piles with the wind blowing sharply in their faces to the point of pain. But like all winters, it must come to an end; this one, though harsh, is no different. The temperatures slowly seem to be getting warmer – the snow is melting, the sun is peeking through the clouds right above Barbelin, and slowly but surely, students will need less layers to keep themselves warm. As the weather changes for the better, it’s time to get out of your dorm room and the buildings on campus in which you have been trapped since the beginning of winter and spend time outside. If you are feeling overwhelmed and don’t know exactly how you can manage to get outside, here are some ideas that will get you some fresh air on Hawk Hill and in the surrounding area this spring. 1) Do your homework outside rather than in the library. Although the library is the preferred spot for many students to study and do homework, why not take advantage of the nice weather and do your work outside? The tables outside the library, along with the steps, are great spots to do work. If those are taken, walk over to Post Hall by the back of Bellarmine and sit on the steps there. If you prefer to sit on one of the lawns, like the one outside the chapel, go ahead! These are all quiet places where you can enjoy the weather, as well as get some work done. 2) Tired of running on a treadmill? Head outside for some exercise!Instead of heading to O’Pake to get your workout, head outdoors. Instead of running inside or even on campus, go for a run on Latches Lane. Enjoy the change in scenery and the many beautiful houses while you run; the trees are also an upgrade from the screens of the TVs surrounding the gym. If running isn’t your thing, get together with some friends and do yoga on the intermural lawns on the Maguire side of campus. What could be more relaxing than meditation and yoga while enjoying a beautiful day? 3) Take a break from campus and go to Ardmore In the mood for some shopping, but don’t know where to go? Suburban Square is the place for you. Although Target and Lord & Taylor are very convenient due to their proximity to campus, sometimes neither store has exactly what you want. It’s also a has-

sle to travel to King of Prussia Mall, especially if you don’t have a car. But conveniently, Ardmore is a quick five minutes away from campus by car, or a short Septa ride away, making it easy to head over to to Suburban Square for a fun-filled day. With many popular clothing stores such as Lilly Pulitzer, Francesca’s Collection, Macy’s, Urban Outfitters, and more, the possibilities are endless and you are guaranteed a great day of shopping. Even if you don’t feel like spending money, Ardmore is a great place to simply browse and have fun with your friends. 4) Go out to eat in Manayunk Although Cosi seems to be the hot spot when you don’t want DB or Campion for dinner, there is no reason to limit yourself to that menu, especially if the cold isn’t keeping your outdoor travel radius to a minimum anymore. Manayunk is a great destination for those who wish to leave campus for a bit and get a bite to eat with friends. There are so many options catering to those with all different preferences. In the mood for a burger? Head to Lucky’s Last Chance. Their burgers are far from ordinary and extremely delicious, and provide a great way to change up your usual dinner options. The menu has burgers with all different ingredients on them; peanut butter, bacon, macaroni & cheese, and even eggs are possibilities! Not interested in burgers? Head over to Yankao for some great sushi. In Manayunk, there are many different restaurants choices that will get you off campus. Your stomach will appreciate your choice. 5) Take advantage of the fields on campus Instead of crowding around a little TV in your dorm room playing FIFA World Cup Soccer, NBA 2K14, or MLB, get a couple of your closest friends, grab a ball, and start playing outside. You would be surprised how much fun you’ll have. When teams are not practicing, the fields are open to everyone, so take advantage of them. If you become really interested in the pick up games you have been participating in, take it to the next level and sign up for intramural softball or kickball. If competitive sports are not really your thing, grab a frisbee and throw it around with someone – you are guaranteed to have a lot of laughs, and it’s better than just moving your thumbs on a controller. With warm weather comes sun, fun, and happiness. So take off the earmuffs and mittens, lock your dorm room, and head outside for a great time.


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# Top Prof SJU Only 32 teachers have made it through to the second round of our tournament since our return from spring break. Number 1 seed, Richard George, Ph.D., has surprised no one in advancing to the second round considering he received an influx of votes via Twitter. Major upsets were made by Barbara Klaczynska, professor of history, seeded at 12, and Greg Manco, Ph.D., seeded at 14, who beat their respective 5 and 4 seeds. Want to see your favorite professor earn the title of Saint Joseph University’s Top Prof? Tweet your votes this week through Saturday, March 22, at our Twitter handle, @SJUHawkNews.

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1. Richard George, Food Marketing

9. Kevin Boyle, DSS

5. Michael Alleruzzo, Management

13. George Latella, Food Marketing

3. Todd Erkis, Finance

6. Paul Wood, DSS

7. Ginette McManus, Finance

2. Ruben Mendoza, DSS

1. Nicole Clements, DSS

1. Joseph Feeney, S..J., English 9. John C. Yi, DSS 8. Owen Gilman, English

12. Barbara Klaczynska, History

12. George Sillup, Pharmaceutical Marketing

4. Ronald DuFresne, Management

4. Brian Forster, Natural Sciences 3. Richard Sherman, Accounting

14. Greg Manco, Mathematics

11. Patricia Zaleski-Kramer, Psychology

10. Jason Mezey, English

2. Peter Norberg, English

1. Julie McDonald, Philosophy

8. Mark Reynolds, Chemistry

5. Francis Graham Lee, Political Science

4. Melissa Chakars, History

3. Tenaya Darlington, English

10. Susan Libel, Political Science

6. Tom Burke, Economics

2. Mark Forman, Chemistry

6. William McDevitt, Managing Human Capital

10. Joseph Larkin, Accounting

2. John Lord, Marketing


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For this week’s Over/Under, The Hawk editors sat down with Alexa Lawson, ’14, one of the captains for the women’s crew team. Lawson gave us her opinion on a span of different topics, from Pokémon to visors, and from ice cream to rap music. Read more of her interview below to find out why she prefers ice skating to roller blading and why you should avoid “erging” – using an indoor rowing machine – at all costs. KAREN FUNARO ’16 AND CONNIE LUNANUOVA ’16 Features Editors

Appalachia-“I think it’s underrated because it is a service trip and it is important for us to be involved in that type of way. Before I started crew, I was actually going to do Appalachia, but unfortunately you can’t do both at the same time so I support whoever goes on that trip.” Crew teams-“Underrated, because we do a lot of work, and we do a lot off-campus and a lot that our peers don’t get to see. I wish they could see a little bit more of what we do sometimes.” Men’s team getting into NCAA tournament-“Underrated, because it is good for them. Every sports team works their butts off, so they all deserve to get good things coming to them.” Piñatas-“If they are filled with candy they are underrated, if they’re not, then it’s not worth my time.” Pokémon-“Underrated, because when I was younger I was a tomboy and I have an older brother and they were all into Pokémon, we all did that together, we had binders. It was the cool thing to do.” Hopscotch-“Underrated, ahh I love it. I went to Catholic School and played it all the time – that was a big one.” People being obsessed about Ellen hosting the Oscars-“I think she did a good job and she was better than Seth McFarland, so underrated.” The Oscars-“Overrated, it’s only good because it’s a spectacle, it’s not good for anything else.” Lent-“Underrated, I’m trying to give up cursing, it’s going terribly, but I give it a good effort every year.” Cursing-“Overrated, I do it too much, people should not do it; they should watch their mouths.” The Hunger Games-“Underrated, I love the Hunger Games. I read the books and watched the movies; I liked the dystopian concept.” Warm weather-“Completely underrated. I am so over the snow, I hate being cold, it’s like 20 degrees at like 6 a.m., I just want to be able to wear shorts and a tank top.” Erging-“Overrated, it’s awful, it’s draining, it’s terrible. I just love to get out on the water as much as possible, everyone should just avoid erging.” Morning Workouts-“It’s a combination of both – it’s underrated because you get your workout done and get it out of the way and you can go on with the rest of your day. It’s overrated because I am not a morning person and I love to sleep; so it’s both.” Greek Life-“Completely overrated, no offense. I’m just more of a sports person, I’ve always been very sports oriented, so Greek life just does not appeal to me.” Manicures-“Underrated; unfortunately with crew, you can’t really get manicures because you need the calluses on your hands, but I wish.” Target-“Underrated, they are so useful they have everything you need in one place.” Visors-“Overrated, I wore them in high school for softball only because I had to, but in general I just don’t understand the concept of a visor.” Clowns-“Overrated, they are so weird. I’m not afraid of them, but I don’t want to bother with them.”

THIS OR THAT: Cake/Ice Cream-“Ice cream, because you’re not always in the mood for cake, but you’re always in the mood for ice cream.” Breakfast/Dinner-“Breakfast, because you can have Taylor Ham, you can have eggs, you can have bacon, you can have pancakes, you can put chocolate in it – there’s just so many more options.” Manicure/Pedicure-“Manicure, because my feet are too ticklish.” McDonalds/Burger King-“Neither! I don’t eat fast food with the exception of Chipotle.” Baseball/Basketball-“Oh, that’s tough. I played basketball for eight years and baseball for 10, so I would have to go with basketball; that’s like my one true love. I love to play it.” Ice Skate/Roller Blade-“Ice skate, because I have fallen on my face roller blading one too many times.” On Campus Living/Off Campus-“I prefer living off campus, I’ve done both but living off campus is just easier, it’s cheaper.” Beach/Pool-“A pool, I’m too pale for a beach, I don’t do well on beaches.” Kardashians/Honey Boo Boo-“I guess Honey Boo Boo, because they are a real family; everything on the Kardashians seems fake.” Rap/Rock-“Rap, particularly 2Chainz. I love him – we erg to rap like 2 Chainz, Kanye West, all of them, it’s fun.” Running on a treadmill/Running outside-“Running outside; I live closer to Main Street in Manayunk, so I’ll run from there to my boathouse, which is like two or three miles. Then I’ll run back, or I like to run the loop around campus, it’s about three miles.”

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College budget culture Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Photo courtesy of Caoimhe Nagle ‘15

CAOIMHE NAGLE ’15 Arts and Entertainment Editor

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ollege is undoubtedly a time filled with friendships and fun. But sometimes, the typical college student can’t afford to go out and do everything they want to due to limited financial means. Going to the movies, which was likely very popular for many students while in high school, is sometimes just too expensive. Fortunately, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute is a perfect way for students to see movies at an affordable price; perfect for the college student who is looking for something fun to do on the weekend without spending too much. A refurbished movie theater that screens major Hollywood motion pictures, independent films, and broadcasts of stage productions, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute offers pathways to other worlds as soon as one steps through the glass doors. It was originally founded in 2002 when several individuals saved the historic building, which traces its history back to 1926, from being converted into a health and fitness franchise. In its final stage of a three-phase renovation plan, the building itself transports visitors into the past, with a glowing façade reminiscent of a display from a classic film. Once inside, the lobby leaves a little to be desired; however, despite its plain appearance, it serves its purpose of housing the concession stand and hallways to theaters. The interior décor beyond the lobby appears to be brand new, yet purposefully designed to look like a movie house from decades ago. With glass chandeliers and a well lit marquee, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute offers an alternate world before the film or play even begins. The best feature of the theater is not the wide range of productions screened, nor is it the several film education courses offered throughout the year; it is the price of admissions for students with a college ID: $8. Although Campion offers discounted movie tickets for select cinemas, would you be able to see a live broadcast of a Shakespearean play from the West End in London at one of those theaters? Probably not, but this is possible at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. The theater also offers two types of opportunities not often seen elsewhere: the ability to screen your own film, and guest speakers before screenings related to the films’ subject matter. Amateur or up and coming filmmakers can screen their films to audiences at Bryn Mawr and viewers can watch said films both for no charge. The Bryn Mawr Film Institute also offers several series of screenings where speakers whose area of expertise relates to a theme of the screening or who played a part in the film’s production, give a talk before a screening. This pairing of real world experiences with their often fictional representation offers an interesting viewing experience as one both delves into imagination and emerges armed with real world knowledge. Depending on what is playing, the crowd tends to be a bit older, which is not necessarily a negative thing for college-aged visitors. A break from the 18 to 22 year old age range can sometimes be refreshing. The staff is friendly, the seats are comfortable, and the snacks are reasonably priced compared to the franchise cinemas where a trip to the movies requires a loan application or having to tap into one’s life savings. The Bryn Mawr Film Institute is a good blend of big and small: it offers box office successes in one theater while screening an independent film in another. It acts as a haven for movie lovers and serves as a source of entertainment for both young and old. Whatever productions are showing, the chance to immerse oneself in a film or play is always present.

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Student Spotlight ................. Jake Dillabaugh

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n this premiere edition of Student Spotlight, we focus on Jake Dillabaugh, ’14. He is a sociology major with a triple minor in Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Faith Justice. Along with his academic pursuits, he is also the co-president of the all-male acapella group on campus, 54th and City. When did you first get involved in music? “I first got started with music around kindergarten when I started playing the violin. I initially got started because, I think, my mom was looking for a different creative activity for me to be involved in. So I picked up the violin then and progressively became more and more musical as my life went on. I continued to play the violin through elementary and middle school, while at the same time singing for different choirs through school and church. In 6th grade I was starting to get bored with the violin and began looking for another musical outlet. Like most young kids trying to seem a little cooler than the rest, I settled on the guitar. I took lessons for a bit and after I moved to Buffalo, New York, I just began teaching myself on. I kept playing guitar through high school, and still play now, while also picking up other instruments.” How many instruments do you play in total? “At this point I guess I am a multi-instrumentalist, six to be specific (not including my voice). I can play the violin, guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, and bodhran (a type of Irish drum), as well as sing. When I first started playing the violin, I never thought that I’d be nearly this musical, and that music would play such an important role in my life. How did you get involved with 54th and City? “I joined the a cappella group pretty much on a whim. I joined Chapel Choir after the first mass of freshmen year and one of the presidents of 54th and City at the time, who was in the choir, encouraged me to audition. I wanted to get involved in as many things as possible, and really enjoyed singing prior to that, so I figured why not. I joined and I have absolutely loved every moment of it ever since.” [Tell me a little more about the group. 54th and City is SJU’s only all male a cappella group, and

Ireland’s art

was actually the first a cappella group here on campus. We were founded in 2007 and have grown from a small group of about five guys to the current 17 members we have now.” What is the process for selecting songs for the group to perform? “In regards to songs, the whole group contributes to our song selection process through a voting process. At the end of each semester we hold a meeting to suggest, and listen to new songs that guys want us to perform. We usually hope to have a good mix of oldies and contemporary songs so that we are able to perform for as wide of an audience as possible. In the process, members of 54th and City suggest songs, and then we vote on them, usually choosing about five to seven new songs per semester. We bring four or five songs from the previous semester so that we still have songs we can sing right from the beginning of the semester and do not have to spend our whole time learning.” Who is responsible for how the songs are arranged? “I am really proud of the fact that probably 95 percent of our arrangements are done by members of the group. This allows us to put our own spin on all of the songs that we do and gives us some freedom to do pretty much any song we can think of. Since the end of freshman year, I have been one of the primary arrangers have been really involved with the evolution of our arrangements within my four years. Since I started, we have transitioned from simple pages with letters for the notes, to normal sheet music with complex arrangements and multiple moving parts.” How has 54th and City impacted your experience at SJU? “When I came to St. Joe’s, I never thought that I’d be singing and beat-boxing in a collegiate a cappella group, and here I am now one of the presidents. It’s been one incredible part of my St. Joe’s experience, and hopefully I may be able to continue it in some capacity after I graduate in May. Who knows?”

One statue stands apart

Saint Patrick’s Day brings out the Irish in all of us, even those in whom it may not otherwise exist. Ireland has always been a creative country, home to centuries of artistic Irish men and women. In fact, Ireland is so dedicated to the arts that artists, such as poets, sculptors, and writers, are often eligible for tax-exempt income. During this time of celebrating all things Irish, it seems appropriate to single out a piece of art that has become synonymous with Ireland. It is a piece with historic ties that links modern day Dublin with her rich past in the form of a woman. The piece is the statue of Molly Malone, and it resides at the mouth of the famous Grafton Street in Ireland’s capital city. The statue, designed by Irish artist Jeanne Rynhart, has stood in the shade of the prestigious Trinity College Dublin since its reveal in 1988. A figure from a song, who may or may not have actually once lived and traded in Dublin, Molly Malone is featured pushing her cart. In the olden days this would have contained fish, a sign of her trade as a fishmonger. The likeness of the unusual heroine has become a tourist attraction for all of Dublin’s visitors, perhaps due to its emphasis of certain aspects of her appearance. The song that captures not only Molly’s life but also a snapshot of 17th century Dublin has become the city’s unofficial anthem. Its lyrics, never attributed to a single author, tell the tragic tale of a beautiful young woman who plies her wares on the streets of Dublin only to die at a young age from a fever. The song seems to encapsulate the attitude of the Irish, as it spins a tale of youthful beauty carrying on traditions through times of hardship. Although sometimes criticized for its sexualized appearance, which has earned Molly several nicknames, such as “the flirt in the skirt,” the statue carries part of Ireland’s story in its bronze cast. Not only does it symbolize the transitions the country has undergone from its agricultural past to its industri-

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ous present, but it also speaks to the talent that exists within Ireland. Art and Ireland would appear to go hand in hand for those familiar with the intertwined history of the two. During this time of Irish exultation that comes annually with St. Patrick’s Day, it is important to venerate the Irish people for more than their legendary ability to withstand large doses of alcohol. Highlighting the creativity and meaning behind a statue which represents Ireland is just one way to celebrate the storied history of Irish artistic talent.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Hills ‘15


22 | Food

March 19, 2014

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Is coconut oil the new cure-all? Kristen Pilkington ’14 Hawk Staff Is this stuff for my food or my hair? The constant hype about the miracles this tropical fat can work for your body has made it increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers. Many are referring to it as the latest food cure-all. In a study performed by Kathleen Zelman, M.D., the director of nutrition for WebMD, coconut oil contains the same ingredients found to cure poor immune function, thyroid disease, heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, and some forms of cancer. However, the recent rise in sales of coconut oil has also sparked questions about this alternative fat. Can a lack of evidence make these conclusions into nothing more than opinionated testimonials? Before you run to the store to buy coconut oil and incorporate it into your routine, learn the truth. There are two types of coconut oil that you can use in cooking and baking: virgin and refined. “Virgin” coconut oil is extracted from the fruit of fresh, mature coconuts without using high temperatures or chemicals. “Refined” coconut oil is made from dried coconut that’s often chemically bleached and deodorized. Although many praise its miraculous works, from weight loss to curing Alzheimer’s, the truth is that there isn’t enough scientific evidence to support all of these claims about coconut oil’s potential health benefits. In fact, there is no well-designed, peer-reviewed, credible scientific evidence to show that coconut oil speeds metabolism, promotes weight loss, cures Alzheimer’s disease, improves brain function, or improves heart health. In addition, no evidence exists to prove that ‘’virgin’’ coconut oil is any less damaging to your heart than other varieties. The coconut oil that you’ll find on supermarket shelves, whether virgin or refined, is high in saturated fat — more so than butter, making it a solid fat. According to Self-Nutritional Data, one tablespoon of coconut oil provides 117 calories, 13.6 grams of fat (11.8 g saturated fat, 0.8 g monounsaturated fat, 0.2 g polyunsaturated fat), no protein or carbohydrates, and trace amounts of iron and vitamins E and K. Coconut oil contains 9 calories per gram, as do all other fats, making it a calorie-dense food. Most importantly, though, 90 percent of that fat in coconut oil is saturated fat—the fat that causes heart disease and complications within your blood vessels. People consume coconut oil to receive “healthy fats.” However, the proper way to incorporate these fats into your diet would be by adding nuts, seeds, or avocados. The American Heart Association recommends limiting the amount of saturated fats in your diet to less than seven percent of your total daily calories and limiting trans fat intake to less than one percent of total daily calories. Though high in saturated fat, virgin coconut oil doesn’t contain trans fat, making it a better choice than trans fat-containing shortening. For vegans or strict vegetarians, coconut oil offers a plant-based replacement for butter that stands up well in baking or sautéing. Like all things, if you enjoy the texture and taste it provides in cooking or baking, use it as you would olive oil or other fats—in moderation. The bottom line? Skip food products that contain partially hydrogenated coconut oil. Choose virgin coconut oil and use it in moderation. Despite emerging research, the recommendation is still to limit your total saturated fat intake. If you do choose to cook with coconut oil, here are some tips: 1. Virgin coconut oil has a very light, sweet-nutty coconut flavor and aroma. It’s ideal for baking or medium-heat sautéing — up to about 350°F. It’s a good culinary choice when preparing curries or other dishes that benefit from a slight tropical flavor. 2. Refined coconut oil is basically tasteless. It can be used for baking or for medium-high heat sautéing or stir-frying — up to about 425°F. It’s an option when you need a cooking fat with a neutral flavor. So remember, coconut oil is healthy when used in moderation, but don’t believe all the hype before learning the facts! What other ways can I use coconut oil besides in cooking and baking? 1. Skin Care • Apply a small amount to enhance you cheekbones • Shaving lotion • Facial Scrub • Makeup remover • Sunburn Care 2. Hair Care • Run a small amount into your hair, mostly at the ends, and leave in over night to wake up with well-conditioned ends • Tame those fly a ways • Defrizz those split ends

Setting the bar high

A round-up of the best vegetarian bar food in Manayunk Shannon Meehan ’14 Special to the Hawk Every weekend my roommates and I pile into cabs to head to Manayunk with the rest of the Saint Joseph’s University student body. On Thursday nights, we can be found at McGillicuddy’s, and Fridays are for Kildares’ happy hour, or for downing dollar drinks at Madriver. While we’ve been taking advantage of the local beers on tap, I can’t help but feel like we have been missing out on an important part of what Manayunk has to offer: bar food. After returning from a semester abroad in Granada, Spain, I observed some differences between Spanish and American culture. One major variance that stuck out to me was the way we approach food and drink. For example, you would be hard pressed to find a Spaniard with a to-go cup of coffee on their morning commute. They view food as an experience to be savored. Spain’s mentality is that no moment is too small to celebrate with a little “merienda,” or snack. Yet, as Americans, especially college students, we have a tendency to separate eating and drinking. Last weekend a gaggle of girls passed my friends and I, claiming that “drinks were their dinner.” That is a culture I cannot subscribe to. I’m of the food-loving culture. It is safe to say “live to eat” is my mentality, a mindset in which food and drink aren’t meant to be separated, but savored together. Spain is famous for living out this lifestyle through their world-renowned “tapas,” or small plate of food to accompany an alcoholic drink. This tradition of a sampling food with your drink caused me to reflect on the relationship between cultures and culinary conformities. As a seasoned vegetarian experiencing a longing for Spanish cuisine, I went on the search for vegetarian tapas. Below are the best three options that Manayunk has to offer. Lucky’s Last Chance I was told about Lucky’s Last Chance’s unique menu by a friend and Moleskin notebook in hand, I decided to give it a shot. In reviewing the options, I was overwhelmed with crazy combinations of burgers and crafty names for each dish. The menu boasted originality and risk with options like the Peace, Love, & Veggie Burger and the Peanut Butter & Bacon Burger. The Mak Attack was the burger that made me put down the menu and call my waitress over. It is advertised as their best-selling burger topped with cheese, a heaping pile of mac and cheese, and then more cheese. This comforting, cheesy goodness originally comes with a regular beef patty, but I requested a swap for the black bean burger. I didn’t wait to take pictures of the Mak Attack. I was overwhelmed with the smell of the warmed bun, cheesy noodles, and earthy black beans. Clusters of mac and cheese spilled all over the sides and covered the black bean, free-formed patty. I dove in right away, grabbed my knife, and cut the huge mass smack down the middle. The bun that held this mini miracle was plush and pillowy. Its warmth encapsulated everything you could want from a regular cheeseburger, and much more. At its core was a true, hand-made black bean burger. Its rustic form held pockets of spice and currents of whole black beans. The sweet cream of the buttery mac and cheese balanced the fire-roasted heat of the burger. A harmony of silky noodles, puffy roll, and dense patty made it a savory success. At this point, my notebook began consuming parts of the burger, too. Crumbs and smears of cheese acted like sauce between two paper buns.

are both exciting and inviting. This “Happy Taco Place” is sure to do just that: make you happy! Two of my close friends and I slid into the floral booth and ordered margaritas, which, aside from the tequila, seems to be the only sound choice. The “margs” are fresh and sweet. I ordered the traditional Feliz Margarita, complete with silver tequila, fresh lime juice, orange liqueur, and my preferred salted rim. Even if you were to just stop in for a round of drinks and their insanely cheap chips and salsa for under two dollars, you would be set to go. The sweetness of the drinks and the warm, salted crunch of the chips with tomato salsa are the ideal trifecta for Mexican tapas. If you are looking for a little more to nibble on, then the best time to go is during their Happy Hour, which runs Monday through Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., to take advantage of the drink deals and five dollar food menu. They have an array of tacos, enchiladas, and tortas. The best vegetarian option on the Happy Hour menu are the nachos, which include queso, black bean puree, pickled jalapenos, salsa, tomatoes, and radishes. For you meat lovers, fear not – you have the choice to add beef brisket as well as chicken for a small charge. Some of my other favorite menu items are the guacamole, cauliflower tacos, and enchiladas suizas. The Couch Tomato Bistro My notebook was looking increasingly like a child’s bib stained with memories of meals gone by; however, I brought it out one last time. On a lazy Saturday, I headed to my third stop, one of my favorite Manayunk restaurants: The Couch Tomato Bistro. I was led up the stairs to the third floor of the bar, where I got to enjoy the twinkling of white lights lining the ceiling and the soft illumination of the skylight above my table. I ordered the Allagash Whitbier and the Southwestern slider. The beer was a sunny, golden yellow that bubbled with notes of citrus coriander. The Southwestern Slider seitan substitute includes layers of spongy bread, creamy avocado, seitan, and the creamy chipotle spread neatly sat in a proud puff. This slider normally comes with beef, but I substituted it for seitan, often referred to as the “meat of wheat,” as it is composed of cooked wheat gluten. It is high in protein and a great meat alternative. It has a salted-spiced gluten flavor that satisfies when combined with the creamy chipotle sauce and bright avocado. Sliders, for me, embody the closest alternative to a tapa. They are small enough to eat more than one and come with a side of chips. These amber colored crisps are topped with a sweet balsamic drizzle, which makes it the perfect salty-sweet snack to go with your draft beer. Tapas help bring people closer together. They are a way to share a few bites of food and drink with the company of family and friends. There is something intimate about eating off of the same plate or reaching into the same pile of chips. It acts as a reminder that we belong to one another. I invite you to test out the vegetarian tapas that Manayunk has to offer and be present to those around you by enjoying the moment, one bite and sip at a time.

Photo by Shannon Meehan ’14

Photo by Shannon Meehan ’14

Taqueria Feliz Completely satisfied, I stored my notebook back into my purse until my next adventure at Taquiera Feliz – the perfect place for a night out with friends. The playful palate of colors sprinkled throughout the room

Tasting Tips Tip: Always ask if you can substitute for vegetarian options or meat substitutes. The worst thing they could say is “no.” Tip: Put chips inside the slider for added crunch contrast against the softer slider.


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The Hawk’s Big 5 honors Men’s basketball

Women’s basketball

Player of the Year James Bell

Player of the Year Natasha Cloud

Defensive Player of the Year Steve Zack

Defensive Player of the Year Natasha Cloud

All Big 5 Team

All Big 5 Team

Langston Galloway led St. Joe’s to a 24-9 record and their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2008. Galloway led the Hawks in scoring and minutes per game as well as 3-point shooting percentage this season. James Bell has started every game for the Villanova Wildcats and led them to a 28-4 record and the Big 5 title. Bell averaged 14.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 29.6 minutes per game. Halil Kancevic is the most versatile player in the Big 5. He led St. Joe’s in rebounding, assists, and blocked shots in his senior campaign, as well as starting in all 33 games for the Hawks. Kanacevic has heated his game up in the postseason, helping the Hawks to win the Atlantic 10 Championship and earning Tournament M.V.P. honors.

Natasha Cloud led St. Joe’s to a 22-9 record, leading the team in rebounds, assists, steals, and minutes per game. The 6-0 junior guard is the Hawk’s best defender. Erin Shields stepped into the point guard position for the Hawks this season and has made major contributions, and has led the team in scoring, 3-point percentage, and free-throw percentage. The 5-6 senior missed only four free-throws this season, guiding St. Joe’s to a 22-9 record. Devon Kane led Villanova in scoring, assists, steals, and minutes played in her senior campaign. The senior guard from Springfield, PA also guided the Wildcats to a 22-7 record.

Tyreek Duren led La Salle in scoring, assists, steals, 3-point field goals, free throws, free throw shooting percentage, and minutes. Duren led the Explorers to a 3-1 record in the Big 5.

Alicia Cropper made a big impact in her first season at La Salle. The redshirt junior led the Explorers in scoring and minutes played after sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer regulations. Cropper scored double digits in 25 games for the Explorers this season.

Dalton Pepper averaged 37.8 minutes per game to lead the Temple Owls to a 2-2 record in the Big 5. Pepper averaged17.5 points per game along with 5.1 rebounds per game.

Alyssa Baron led Penn in scoring, steals, and minutes played as the Quakers earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament after winning the Ivy League.

Photo by C.J. DeMille, ’16, Sports Editor

Photo by Shannon Adams, ’16, Photo Editor

The Hawk congratulates St. Joe’s men’s and women’s basketball teams on their NCAA Tournament appearances.

 

   

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‘RINGS AND NETS’

The Saint Joseph’s University men’s basketball team won the Atlantic 10 Conference on Sunday with a 65-61 win over Virginia Commonwealth University. Seniors Langston Galloway and Halil Kanacevic, who had outstanding performances throughout the team’s three games in the tournament, led the Hawks to victory. This was the Hawks’ third Atlantic 10 title in school history, and their first since 1997. Entering the tournament losing their final two regular season games, St. Joe’s fell from second to fourth in the conference standings. This did not stop the Hawks as they soared to the conference title behind dominant performances from many of their key players. Senior guard Langston Galloway summed up the tournament after winning the title, saying, “This is a championship game, and it didn’t matter if we were tired, hurt, anything. We just wanted to go out there, play hard and leave it all out there and get this win.” Photos courtesy of Sideline Photography, LLC

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