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THE HAWKS’ HERALD The student newspaper of Roger Williams University
Vol. 23, Issue 17 elections
Student Senate, ICC election results are in
Students elect Tim LeBel as Student Body President Stephanie Ressler Herald Contributor
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Tim LeBel is elected as Student Body President for the coming school year. free speech
The votes are in and Tim LeBel, a university junior from Tolland, Conn., has officially been elected the student body president for the 2014-2015 academic school year. LeBel is a Spanish Major and an Education Studies minor. He has been involved in Student Senate since his freshman year and is eager to finally take on the role of student body president. “I like being in the decision making process, and I like being the advocate for the rest of the students,” LeBel said. When he first got involved with Senate his freshman year, he did it as more of a transitional phase into college. By his sophomore year he was already the secretary of the student body, and now as a junior he is the Vice President. For his senior year he looks forward to capping off his college experience in Senate as the student body President. “This year we accomplished a lot of big stuff, so next year will
be a big year for implementation and to make sure everything goes smoothly,” LeBel said. One thing LeBel hopes to address is a controversy that some advisors aren’t providing quality information for their students. “Some advisors are really helpful and really great, while other advisors don’t give as much information as the students would like,” LeBel said. “If I could just make universal guidelines for advisors that they should go over during the advising meetings, making it a little more structured in that sense, it might help.” As Student Body President, he will have everyone on Senate reporting to him and be the voice that is representing the wants and needs of the student body. “My plan is to listen to what the students want and if anything comes up next year we can just tackle it then,” LeBel said. “I’m looking forward to having Senate be more open
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Scholars at Risk “Kill the Lights” brings dance team and club together push for writer’s freedom Kristine Parker Herald Contributor Scholars at Risk (SAR), an organization that works to raise awareness and free writers or scholars from around the world who have been imprisoned for their beliefs, have plastered posters around the university campus asking “what would you do if your freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to assemble, and freedom of religion were stripped away?” Although the organization is based out of New York University, Roger Williams University has been getting involved. Adam Braver, Associate Professor of the Creative Writing, teaches a course dedicated to working with Scholars at Risk and raising awareness to the student body. The Creative Writing department has teamed up with the Dean of University Library, Peter Deekle, in collaborating to make this program possible. Within the class, students work on one case at a time, raising awareness through social media, advocating on campus, and even traveling to Washington D.C. to meet with representatives. “One key element is keeping people talking about the case...
keeping people from getting forgotten,” Braver said. The current case at hand is that of Ilham Tohti, an economics professor at Beijing University who was detained in February 2013 at the Beijing Capital International Airport. He was charged for being a Separatist and trying to incite a civil war while advocating for Uyghur rights, an ethnic minority group in China. “Basically he was taken and no one knew where he was,” said Ashley Barton, a junior Creative Writing major. Tohti’s location and charges were shrouded in secrecy, catching the attention of SAR. After confirming that Tohti was in fact not a Separatist trying to incite a civil war or performing any act of terrorism, SAR picked up his case, resulting in RWU students following suit. Senior Mackenzie Brennan started with the program two years ago and is currently working on the Tohti case. “We’ve been doing a lot of broader outreach in our age group in hopes that widespread outrage will show China they cannot get away with holding Tohti, and pressure them to release information,” Brennan
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“Kill the Lights” is a Dance Club effort that includes Dance Team and other performance-based entities that was held Wednesday in the campus recreation center. Many genres of dance are were represented, including jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and musical theater. Describing the show as “very high energy,” junior and Dance Club Treasurer Mikayla Fitzpatrick said the event is a huge collaboration meant to entertain a mass amount of people.
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SAR: keeping people from being forgotten
from page A1 said in an e-mail. not granted to other people Several students have been just like us, who are stifled by traveling to Washington D.C. the accident of where they were to speak with representatives born,” Brennan said. “It just and raise awareness for Tohti’s astounds me that people in case. The United States is, other countries have to fear for however, already actively their freedom if they risk doing involved, as Tohti’s 19-year- what I do on a daily basis.” old daughter, Jewher Ilham, is In the U.S., citizens are currently in the country. If she granted the right to freedom returns to China, she will likely of speech and are allowed to be imprisoned for advocating openly express themselves. on her father’s behalf. The rest “In other countries, people go of her family, which includes a to jail for that,” Braver said. step-mother and 2 brothers, are Although the Scholars at Risk on house arrest in Beijing. class is considered a Creative Tohti is considered a high level Writing course, it is open to all case for Scholars at Risk, because students. the U.S. Secretary of State “Part of being someone who has acknowledged his illegal wants to express freely and who detainment. On Tuesday, April can express freely, part of that 8, Jewher shared her father’s responsibility is to help people story to the Congressional- who can’t,” Braver said. Executive Commission on After working with the China in Washington D.C., organization for nearly six years which was broadcast around now, he recognizes that students the world. in the U.S. have the power to “It’s going to be so that use their voices to speak up everyone in the world sees for those whose opinions have that the state department been silenced. At the end of is vouching that this is an the day, the students involved injustice,” Barton said, who in this course are working to attended the event. She has not only release the individual, formed a close relationship but raise awareness on campus with Jewher and stood directly to the magnitude of this case. behind her, along with other Students are encouraged to get RWU students, while she spoke involved and join the battle on a live internet stream. for freedom of speech in other In the past, students have countries, and advocate on the worked on three cases that imprisoned individuals’ behalf. resulted in release from prison. “We have someone’s life in The class has worked on cases our hands,” Barton said, “this from all around the world, isn’t like a project that you get including Cuba, Vietnam, a grade on, this is someone’ life Egypt, Turkey, China, and and they’re relying on you.” Tibet. When approaching a On Thursday, April 10, the new case, Braver said they SAR students will be hosting a must learn about that country’s table in the Upper Commons to region, politics, and culture give students the opportunity to fully understand why the to send letters to China, sign a individual was imprisoned. In petition for Tohti’s release, and the end, it all comes down to donate money to Tohti’s family. the issue of freedom of speech. There is also a Facebook group, “A lot of us don’t realize that RWU SAR: Scholars in Prison, our rights to freedom of speech that students are encouraged to and an open legal system are like, and receive updates.
Tolerance, acceptance, and how to know the difference between the two Theodore Sanford MSU Contributor Acceptance is something that humans all around the world look for when trying to relate to their peers, coworkers and friends; however, some of those people are not always willing to accept others for who they are. The dream of making something of yourself is something that we all strive for, and when pursuing your goals as a human being all you want is to be accepted-not tolerated. In the history of time not one person has ever said, “I wish to be tolerated.” Instead, the one thing we look for in others is their acceptance. Acceptance is defined to be the willingness to change; approval; the act of taking or receiving something offered. Tolerance, however, is defined to be only seeing or believing in one way, to a certain degree; a fair, objective attitude towards those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc. differs from one’s own; freedom from bigotry. The definition of tolerance also raises the question, “what is bigotry?” Bigotry is stubborn and complete intolerance that differs from one’s own. As it is made clear, tolerance has a borderline connotation saying the way you perceive for whom they are is “good enough”, or “take it, or leave
it”. On the opposing side of that acceptance tends to more towards a positive and friendly connotation. Some characteristics that
“I am with you; let’s change for the better!” What this campus must strive for is everyone getting along and being friendly with one
in which they identify or express themselves is from their background. They did not choose it, but they did choose to accept who they
This week’s MSU Multicultural Column looks at the definitions of tolerance and acceptance, recognizing them, and which is better for the community at large. can define acceptance include open-mindedness, love, growth, progress, positive, doing, seeing and believing. Characteristics that can define tolerance are close-mindedness, hate, failure, decrease, negative, trying, refuse, blind, ignoring. Tolerance tends to highlight that you are “Not for it...but not against it…” but going back to the vibe that acceptance brings;
another. Being inclusive is a way of life, while tolerance is a choice. Acceptance is truly believing in that person for who they are and where they come from, and especially for how the identify and express themselves. Tolerance is choosing to ignore that one person’s visible and invisible beauties for however they may be perceived. For some people, they ways
were, being brought up in this world; what struggles they have been through and how they came out strong, embracing anything that can be seen as an imperfection. Someone who truly accepts themselves, sees the imperfections in themselves, and chooses to acknowledge them, and not let those imperfections bother them. Some who accepts others
sees their imperfections and chooses not to point them out, but instead, to run with every passion that they may express. There is also the argument that some people may not be ready for acceptance, and that’s alright. Some people may feel unaware or uneducated about certain topics that are a part of our campus and our society, and there is nothing necessarily wrong with that. What is wrong is closing the world off and not letting anyone in; not seeing and believing in others for whom they are. There are many ways to change this in a positive manner. Students can attend an on-campus event. All of the clubs and organizations on campus are constantly holding events to entertain students of all backgrounds and to promote something new that the students might not know already. Another thing you can do is to attend an info-session or a dialogue about different topics on campus. These events are always out there, so students should keep an eye out to learn something new. There are a number of ways to get involved on campus, and to bring that tolerance to the fulfillment of acceptance. In the future, make sure to try hard to accept those around you for their ideas and their backgrounds, creating a better community for everyone.
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RESULTS: LeBel pulls through in student body president polls from page A1 to the students. In the past, Student Senate has been kind of in its own bubble, and it’s tough for students to voice their opinions, which is essentially what Senate is here for.” Dylan Kelly, a junior from Middletown, Mass., also ran for President. Though he fell short in an extremely close vote, he is still enthusiastic and positive about the change that is to come for Senate next year. “The reason why I did it is because I love Senate dearly. I love Roger Williams University a lot, I mainly just wanted to give the best representation to the student body,” Kelly said. He also emphasized his continuing commitment to the Senate and the student body. “Just because the election is over doesn’t mean I’m going anywhere. I will stay your student senator and student body treasurer and be fully committed to every student to the best of my ability,” Kelly said. “I’m sure Tim LeBel, will do a great job. I have great faith
in him.” One thing that both candidates agreed on was the separation between Senate and the rest of the student body. “Sometimes I feel like Senate is in a bubble and doesn’t reach out to the student body,” Kelly said. “My main concern was to try and give the students the best voice possible.” The current student body president is senior Dave Kendall, whom LeBel will secede in the fall. “Students can look forward to an experienced Senate next year, full of passionate individuals who are extremely talented in being advocates,” Kendall said. One of the policies that Kendall has implemented is enhancing the relationship between Senate and the rest of the student population. “One policy, among many, is just overall opening up of the Student Senate, and students are now more accessible to resources and the ability to let their voices be heard when they
need problems solved,” Kendall said. In addition to LeBel’s new role as president, Senate will gain a new senator next semester. Current sophomore Marie Giustino is going to be the only brand new face on Senate next year. She is in the process of finishing her role as the Class of 2016 President and getting ready for the new experience of being on Senate. “For Student Senate you want to be able to voice the needs of the student body and communicate with them to see what people want in terms of change,” Giustino said. Now that she has had valuable experiences with Inter-Class Council (ICC) she is ready to move on and try something different. “There are a lot of things I learned on ICC that are gonna be really applicable to Senate, specifically people skills. One thing I am hoping to change in Senate is that I want to bridge the gap between what is talked
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LeBel and Kelly shake hands after the election. about and what is done by Senate, versus what the students really want to see and what they need,” Giustino said. Next year’s Senate is already showing a clear dedication to satisfying and complying with the student’s desires. LeBel is very excited to begin his presidency and
start benefitting the student population as soon as possible. “I’m only as good as the senate I have, and I got really lucky with the senate I have for next year,” LeBel said. “I’m really excited and I hope the students are excited too because it’s going to be a good year for everyone.”
Inter-Class Council (ICC) Election Results: Class of 2015: President: Mark Lubin Treasurer: Michael Ventura Secretary: Samantha O’Neil
Concert brings together a capella groups in one harmonious show Chelsea Boulrisse Herald Contributor A capella group Drastic Measures hosted their showcase performance on Sunday, performing alongside Hawkward, the other a capella group from Roger Williams University and groups from other schools. “This has been a tradition for about six or seven years,” said Stephanie Coyle, President and Musical Director of Drastic Measures. “This was the best we ever had.” The event also featured groups from other colleges including the “Simmon’s Sirens,” an all-female group from Simmons College, the allmale group “Sons of Pitches” from Holy A capella group Drastic Measures hosted their showcase performance on Sunday, performing alongside Hawkward, the other a capella group from Roger Williams University and groups from other schools. “This has been a tradition for about six or seven years,” said Stephanie Coyle, President and Musical Director of Drastic Measures. “This was the best we ever had.” The event also featured groups from other colleges including the “Simmon’s Sirens,” an allfemale group from Simmons College, the all-male group “Sons of Pitches” from Holy Cross University, and “Tonally Awesome” from Rhode Island College. Hawkward, also performed a set. “The energy was really good and so positive,” said Marc
Findeisen, a freshman member of Hawkward. For freshmen members of Hawkward Findeisen and Justin Morano, this was their first collegiate a capella showcase, which they said was exciting for them. They enjoyed being surrounded by their peers who liked to perform as much as they do. “I really liked being around other talented singers,” Morano said. “It was really eye-opening.” The free concert left the crowd full of students, friends, and family members impressed with the talent possessed by their fellow classmates and by students from other schools in the area. A number of students in attendance had never seen an a cappella performance before and were pleasantly surprised. “I thought that it was well done,” said junior Ben Kennedy. “I was blown away.” The final set of the night was performed by the hosting group, Drastic Measures. This included a rendition of OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” sung by the three graduating seniors in the group. They also announced the new executive board for next year. Even though Coyle will be graduating this May, she has high hopes for Drastic Measures. She hopes to see the group compete in the International Championships of A Cappella (ICCA) and gain more attention from students and faculty on campus. “I want the group to apply and get into the ICCA’s,” Coyle said. “I want this place to run out of seats next year.”
Class of 2016: President: Jim Kelly VP: Eliza DiBara Treasurer: Kyle Pallanck
Class of 2017: President: Emily Tomczyk VP: Sadie Peden Treasurer: Jillian Ebbeling Secretary: Brittany Parziale
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Service employees do not always get the recognition or respect they deserve Ashley Williams Features Manager When I was 16 years old I was hired as a crew member at Dunkin’ Donuts, and as a second semester college sophomore I still honor that title. While I’ve almost always enjoyed my time behind the counter forming bonds with my co-workers and preparing food and beverages for customers, there is one thing that irks me about being a fastfood employee. People treat fast-food employees poorly, simply because they are fastfood employees. I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to voice my opinion on this issue for quite some time now. It’s apparent that there is a specific negative stereotype towards people who work at fast-food chain businesses. Customers look down on us and definitely don’t
see us as equals in society. They make unjustifiable assumptions about our character, as well as our lifestyle. However, customers fail to recognize their own ignorance in these situations. Many drivethrough customers never stop for even half a second to think about there being another human being with feelings behind the speaker. Most of the time when rude customers pull up to the drive-through window, or stand across the counter from me, I can see that they are making unfair presumptions. What bothers me is that they don’t know my story. They don’t consider that I am a college student in the beginning stages of establishing a future, and that working at Dunkin’ Donuts is a small part of my life. As simple as it may be, bagging a
muffin ‘to go’ or making sure a coffee has the right number of sugars makes the morning of my customers a bit easier. Sometimes people are so crude by belittling the services that I was simply hired to fulfill. I have trouble understanding why people are so inconsiderate to a stranger that they know nothing about, other than their place of employment. While serving a customer, I am pleasant, genuine, and sincere upon our first interaction whether it is over the headset or at the counter. I am more than happy to prepare their order exactly the way they want it to be, until they begin to act foul. In some instances, customers will pull up to the speaker having a full-on conversation over their Bluetooth and completely ignore my, ‘Good morning, what can I get for
you?’ Or, they’ll pull up to the window blowing their cigarette smoke in our faces. If we didn’t hear something the person in the passenger seat was ordering, or we don’t have the doughnut they wanted, they’ll scream and act as though all the fault is on us. Although there never fails to be a handful of difficult customers throughout a shift, sometimes it only takes one gracious and considerate customer to remind me that there are people out there who appreciate what we do. I once had a women pull up to the window while I was working alone with a shocked, yet happy face on. Before I could even get a word in she began to thank me for being so nice over the headset, and told me she had never had a more pleasant drive-through experience. I really do enjoy my job as well
as interacting with customers, and kind comments and gestures such as these make it all worthwhile. I can’t necessarily say that the mindful customers know that I am only a college student paying my way through by working at Dunkin’ Donuts, but it is reassuring to know that they are appreciative. I’ll never be able to change the way that people view my character, nor change the way that they treat me, but what I can do is make people aware of the subject. Like many situations in life, it all goes back to treating others the way you want to be treated. It’s always important to keep the feelings of others in consideration no matter who they are. Not only have I learned to make delicious coffees, I have also learned valuable life lessons while working as an infamous fast-food employee.
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Freshman off to hot start Everding brings scoring threat to Hawks McKenna Everding WOMEN’S LACROSSE TEAM 1) Freshman from Fayetteville, N.Y. 2) Plans to major in Marine Biology. 3) Scored 19 points on 15 goals and four assists in the team’s first 11 games. 4) Named Roger Williams Athletics Female Athlete of the Week for the week of March 31. 5) Coached Fayetteville Manilus Youth Lacrosse. rachel diep/the hawks’ herald
Sam Harris Herald Contributor McKenna Everding, a freshman from Fayetteville, N.Y., has shown skill this season on the Roger Williams University woman’s lacrosse team beyond her years. The midfielder has been a huge influence on the team’s success this season with 19 points on the year with 15 goals and four assists. This is an even bigger accomplishment being that it is her first year at the collegiate level. The coaching staff is thrilled to have such talent on
the team. When asked about the season so far, Everding spoke modestly about herself but was definitely happy with her performance. She spoke highly of everyone including teammates, coaching staff, and the training staff at RWU. “The upperclassman have been a big part of the team’s success, they have lead through example throughout the season,” Everding said. “We see how far the upperclassman have come and it makes us work harder to be like them.” Another big part of the team’s
success according to Everding was the coaching staff. The head coach, Lisa Vogeley, has instilled a certain philosophy into the girls through hard practices. What makes Vogeley so special is her ability to connect with the girls on the team. Everding spoke fondly of her coach saying, “She’s like one of the girls, and she gets us all excited to play.” Maddie Carrellas, the assistant coach was also talked about in high regards. “She’s open with us; both coaches are really easy to talk to. It’s the little things that count,”
Everding said. Everding wasn’t always a star lacrosse player; in fact she didn’t want to play the sport in the first place. “I quit swimming in the seventh grade and all my friends were playing lacrosse at the time and really wanted me to play. After I quit swimming my mom wanted me to play a sport so badly she bribed me with 40 dollars to play lacrosse,” Everding said. It’s a good thing her mom bribed her to play lacrosse because Everding is a star at RWU, even taking the title
of RWU Athlete of the Week during the week of March 31. Everding chose to come to RWU because of the same people she has attributed her success too, the upperclassmen. “I was recruited by the previous coach to come to Roger Williams,” Everding said. “While visiting the school I stayed with [juniors] Sam Davenport and Kelsey Rahilly and it didn’t take long before I knew RWU was a great fit.” It hasn’t all been easy for Everding throughout her lacrosse career. She is currently dealing with a leg injury that has made things tough for her. She described it as her muscles were swelling around her nerves which causes pain and discomfort. She hasn’t let it slow her down and doesn’t plan on letting it affect her game the rest of the season. A big part of what has led to Everding’s success is her teammates. To her they are all her sisters. In the locker-room before games the girls will leave little gifts or notes in each other’s lockers to get them pumped and ready for the game. That kind of team closeness has allowed the Hawks to persevere through some early season adversity and get back on track. After a shaky start to the season the girls are on a three game win streak, outscoring their opponents 5236 in the past three game. The Hawks take on Curry College away in their next match-up on April 12. RWU will play their next home game on April 17 against Bridgewater State University at 7 p.m.
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A look around the sports world As the playoffs begin, NHL embraces new format Andrew Grassey Sports Editor No other league’s playoffs compare to the National Hockey League playoffs. Sorry Major League Baseball, you aren’t on the same level. Sorry, National Football League, you are good, but not as good. National Basketball Association? You are not even close. The NHL playoffs begin next week, which means the greatest and toughest tournament in sports begins with 16 teams fighting through four rounds of tough hockey to have one ultimate winner. This season the competition will be as great as ever with a strong Western Conference and a tight Eastern Conference. This season’s playoffs will now be under a new format. Instead of playing other conference opponents, the playoffs will now be divisional. That means teams will have to play their division opponents in the first two rounds and then take on the winner from the other divisional winner in their conference. There are a few key match-ups and teams to look closely at in this years playoffs. First, the Boston Bruins. The Bruins are most likely going to win the Presidents Trophy for most points in the NHL during the regular season. If there is one thing they have
been all year, it is consistent. Look for them to make a deep run in a weak Eastern Conference if they don’t get too tired along the way after a long playoff run last season. The Metropolitan Division in one word is, well, weak. The Penguins have been hit with injuries all year while the other teams have been inconsistent. The Philadelphia Flyers have been heating up as of late though and have been playing really strong hockey towards the end of the season. I would look for them to be the team to surprise everyone and come out of the division. In the Western Conference it is going to be a battle. The three California teams, the San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings, are going to be battling it out in the Pacific Division. All three teams are going to go at it physically and make for a great first two rounds of hockey. In the Central Division, there could be the best first round match-up. The defending champion Chicago Blackhawks take on the Colorado Avalanche. The Blackhawks have struggled against the young Avalanche team this season but there is a reason they have won two of the last four Stanley Cups. That matchup should be a great test for the defending champions.
Out of all the great rounds of match-ups, only one team will come out victorious. My prediction for this season is that the St. Louis Blues will take on the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Finals with St. Louis coming out victorious. The Blues have enough size, speed and skill to make a deep run in the Western Conference. On the other side, the Flyers have been hot as of late and will be taking on a weak division in
the first two rounds. Look for them to be the surprise team this year to come out of the Eastern Conference. There is no better time of the year than the NHL playoffs. The pace of play increases, the compete level rises and the intensity goes through the roof. It’s the greatest sports tournament in sports and it starts next week, so be ready fans, the fun is about the begin.
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Junior Mike Hanna rushes towards the goal in Wednesday’s game.
MENS: Turnovers hurt Hawks in CCC match-up from page A8 couple of difficult stops, before the Bears put one by him for the games first score late in the first quarter. Sophomore Will Siefert would answer for the Hawks with less than a minute to go from a nice feed from sophomore Nick Gagnon, tying the game at 1-1 after the first quarter. Shortly into the second quarter, Nessa put the Hawks up 2-1 by going low on the Bears goalie. The lead however, would be the only one of the night for the Hawks. Within the period, the two would trade goals back and forth, with goals coming from Gagnon off a feed from junior Mike Hanna and Siefert on the man advantage with a feed from sophomore Tim Kelly, keeping the Hawks within one at the half. But it would be all down hill from here. “We played good in the first half, but the scoreboard told how the game really was,” Siefert said. What Siefert was referring to was an almost complete shutout from the Bears defense. Out of the gate, the Bears controlled the face-off and took it right
down the field to slip one top right by Aubrey. Gangnon had his second of the game to answer the goal from the Bears and put the Hawks within one again. However, it would prove to be the last one of the game for the Hawks. The Bears continued to storm down the field and fire shot after shot on Aubrey, some of which he saved, some of which found their way in the back of the net. The Bears had the answer to the Hawks defense. “They figured out our defense”, said sophomore Cam Donnelly. “There was a lot of moving off ball.” It had appeared that the Bears offense had figured out the defense as they continued to work the ball around at will, finding open cutters in front of the net, or finding open shots from just outside of the box. The Bears ruthlessly fired shot after shot on Aubrey in an attempt to break him down. Aubrey stood tall between the pipes, stopping ten of the 23 shots that he faced, but his efforts did not produce a favorable outcome. Coach Marty Kelly didn’t see it as a defensive breakdown, but
rather mental mistakes being made. “It was more disappointing in giving up opportunities. Turnovers were out Achilles’ heel,” Kelly said. The turnovers were the most costly part of the game. In the second half, the Hawks committed one turnover after another, which lead to the Bears scoring the final seven goals of the game. The Hawks were desperately looking for answers in the second half, one that would stop the scoring flood gates that WNE had opened up. Coach Kelly was forced to call several timeouts after goals were scored to try and regroup his falling team. He attempted to mix up his personnel packages, but nothing proved to be the right answer against the offensive force that was the WNE Bears. The Hawks ended up falling 13-5 to the Bears, tying their worst loss of the season and dropping them to 6-2 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). RWU will take on Curry College on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The game is away.
deficit at half was sensational on their part,” Vogeley said. “Their effort and their heart that they put out there was incredible. I wish we had that same moment in the first half but it’s a learning experience.” The first half of the game was controlled by the WNE. The Hawks were not able to stop them from getting strong crosses towards the net, which lead to strong shots against freshman goaltender Kimberley Bolk. It was not until the second half that the Hawks were able to truly get any offense going. The Hawks scored four unanswered goals to start the period and finished with 10 throughout the entire half. Juniors Deven Machette and Kristen Pingree led the way for the Hawks offense with three goals each. “I think the second half, we really started working together more,” Pingree said. “In the first half, we were really forcing it more and forcing passes that definitely weren’t open.” The Hawks looked like an entirely different team in
the second half against an undefeated WNE team. They were able to maintain possession for long stretches of time, which lead to better scoring chances and less time being spent on defense. According to Vogeley, the team needed to reevaluate what they were doing after the first half and work hard to find a solution. “We had to switch things up in the second half and dig a little deeper and we changed it up in the second,” she said. “These girls really took a hard look at themselves and what they did in the first half and then made adjustments and took care of the ball in the second half.” Although RWU wasn’t able to hand the Golden Bears their first loss of the season, they feel there is a lot to take away from this game such as the fact that they can compete with the top team in the conference. The Hawks will now hit the road to take on Curry College on Saturday at 6 p.m. Their next home game will be on April 17 against Bridgewater State University at 7 p.m.
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Hawks stumble against WNE Men’s lacrosse suffers difficult loss against Golden Bears rwu 5 | 13 wne Nick Schwalbert Herald Contributor It was a rough one for the Hawks on a frigid Wednesday night as they squared off against Western New England University team and lost 13-5. The Hawks and the Bears came to play, as each team’s defense was tight, forcing their opponents to settle for
bad shots from far outside of the crease. Just a couple of minutes in, senior Jon Nessa thought he had a goal, however officials waved it off for a crease violation. With the Bears taking possession, junior goalie Luke Aubrey was forced to make a
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Junior Mackenzie Logan rushes to get the ball in Wednesday’s game.
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Sophomore Will Siefert pushes his way past a WNE player in Wednesday’s game.
The Roger Williams University women’s lacrosse team fell just short of a comeback on Wednesday afternoon at Bayside Field. After trailing 10-2 at halftime, the Hawks got within one goal of Western New England University with under five minutes remaining but ultimately lost 14-12. The Hawks scored 10 goals in the second half but they were not able to overcome the deficit that was created after a first half dominated by the Golden
Bears. “They are the number one team in our conference and they are our biggest competitor and my girls showed today that they can compete with them and as a coach that’s great to see,” said head coach Lisa Vogeley. “At the end of the day (WNE) won 14-12 but they fought against adversity.” With less than five minutes remaining in the game, the Hawks were only one goal behind WNE after previously being down eight. The Golden Bears would take two penalties
to give the Hawks a two-man advantage. RWU would get two solid shots on net but both were saved by the Western New England goalie. Another ball would be put on net a minute later that would bounce just wide of the goal. After the missed opportunities, the Golden Bears would go down the field and score the final dagger with 1:13 left in the game to take the two-goal lead and ultimately win 14-12. “Coming back from that
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RWU controls Curry College Men’s tennis dominates the short-handed Colonels rwu 9 | 0 cc Connor Casey Sports Manager The Roger Williams University men’s tennis team came away with a dominant 9-0 win over Curry College yesterday afternoon. After a disappointing loss last Saturday to rival Nichols College, the Hawks bounced back with two overpowering wins against Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) opponents. The team is back on track and hitting its stride at the right point in the season. The Hawks were given a few points before they even stepped on to the court yesterday. Curry only brought five players to the match, which gave RWU two points right off the bat. To add to the lead for the Hawks, one of the Curry players was injured during the doubles matches and was not able to play in his singles match. This gave RWU a 3-0 without having to play a match. The Hawks started off strong in the doubles portion of the match. Doubles pair junior Ryan Swanson and senior captain Taylor Webster started off the day well with an 8-4 win over their doubles opponent. After getting down 2-1 early in the match, Swanson and Webster pulled it together and
dominated the match from then on. They took seven of the next nine games to come from behind and set the tone for the Hawks. The second doubles pair of sophomore Eric Bott and freshman Jake Decker put on an equally impressive performance. They won their match 8-2 and dominated the play at the net. Bott and Decker had a number of overhead shots to grab easy points. The singles matches went in the Hawks favor as well.
Although only four players were able to play singles matches, the RWU players dominated their matches. Sophomore Eric Laboissonniere lead the way, dropping only one game in two sets at the number one singles position. Sophomore Jonah Schwartz, freshman John Bonanno and junior Zach Bussiere all won their matches in two sets to get the Hawks an easy 9-0 victory. All four RWU singles players were able to take advantage of the depleted Curry
roster and make quick work of their opponents. Although all players for RWU had impressive matches, Schwartz dominated his match and made a statement going forward. Schwartz was happy with the way he played and was happy to get a win for the team. “I was coming into the net well today,” Schwartz said when asked about what was working for him in his match. “I was hitting a lot of diverse shots and working on my slice and top
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Junior Zack Bussiere hits a return in Wednesday’s match against Curry College.
spin. Everything was working well for me today.” Head coach Barry Gorman was pleased with his team’s performance and their ability to bounce back after a tough loss to Nichols last week. “I think it was good after Nichols to have these two matches to get us going and get back on track,” Gorman said. “We had Western New England on Monday and that was a good win for us and today, they were a little short-handed but it was a good win.” With the lack of players for the Curry squad, it prompted Gorman to switch of his lineups and gave him an opportunity to switch up his players and get some different faces into the lineup and see some on-court action. “We got a lot of our players in today,” Gorman said. “It was good to get some people in there to get some match experience and it will definitely help us in the future.” The RWU men’s tennis team will have their next home match on Saturday, April 12 against Eastern Nazarene College at 1 p.m. and then will have an away game on Sunday, April 13 against Connecticut College to close out their weekend.
April 10, 2014
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SASH celebrates campus scholars this April Eileen Korney Features Editor
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Sophomore James Paternostro and freshman Jared Clough mentally prepare for the spring Poetry Slam which takes place on Thursday, April 10 in CAS at 7 p.m.
Poets prepare to slam this semester Students workshop and recite drafts before performing
Cassondra Cote Herald Reporter Great excitement surrounds the Poetry Slam each semester, but few step back to consider how the winners of the slam earn a first-place status. The Slam has been held once a semester since the fall of 2009, and since then the involvement from students has increased and changes have been made in regard to preparing for the event. Before a poet is accepted into the Slam they have go through an audition process. This audition consists of the student performer reading a poem that they have written to the coordinators of the event. If a student is accepted after that initial audition process, he or
she can then attend an array of workshops that are offered to those who will perform in the Slam. The pre-Slam workshop is where students read the poems that they intend to perform during the competition. This workshop helps the students who are performing overcome any possible stage fright, and allows for constructive criticism to be given from other participants. Judges specifically look for students who slam about an important topic, message, or passion of theirs while also maintaining a universal message that listeners can relate to. Associate Director for Tutorial Support Services Karen Bilotti is primary leader behind the Poetry Slam. The event
typically accepts everyone, but this semester the coordinators did have to make a few cuts. Generally, 20-30 students audition, and this semester they selected 14 students to preform. Bilotti hosts Desiree Bailey, a candidate for an MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University, to hold the workshops for the students. Additional workshops help students become engaged with various ideas, watch inspiring videos, or write from prompts that are guaranteed to get ideas flowing. After experiencing these exercises, many student poets perform with greater confidence and overall ability. “The experience is being with your peers here at the
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People often make assumptions and stereotype certain majors, and the students who choose to pursue them. Many presume that engineers focus solely on physics, and architects are occupied with blueprints and little else. Few consider the marine biologist who has a passion for sculpture, or the business major who writes poetry on the side. Starting on April 21, the Student Academic Showcase (SASH) will recognize a variety of academic accomplishments across the RWU campus with a week-long celebration. “I think of SASH as a mini professional conference, sort of like an RWU professional conference,” Associate Professor of Psychology Becky Spritz, who serves on the SASH steering committee said. “But what’s different about it is that most professional conferences are so disciplined-specific that you don’t see those connections … whereas the Academic Showcase really brings people together from across campus.” SASH branches off from the Academic Showcase, which has been held at RWU for over a dozen years. It was created out of the provost office in 2013 and has expanded to include multiple components. These range from facultystudent research poster sessions to experiential education poster sessions that feature study abroad experiences and Community Partnerships Center (CPC) projects. SASH also includes a symposium where students can work with faculty in presenting course-
related work or other creative scholarships that have been completed. Social activist Paul Loeb will be a keynote speaker on Earth Day, April 22. Loeb has a background that focuses primarily on environmental issues, and is the author of two books, “Soul of a Citizen” and “The Impossible Will Take a Little While.” “We selected him because of his passion for getting students involved in causes as citizens. He’s very invested in helping students find their voice and what they contribute to the world … What he’s trying to communicate is that every single person can make a difference even if it’s in a small way,” Spritz said. SASH provides students the opportunity to present on their own campus the research that they have completed and may have presented at past conferences. Running displays of student film and photography will be present in the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center. These ongoing feeds of student work offer an interactive experience to viewers, and highlight the art of journalism and videography specifically. Fine art that includes paintings, drawings, and sculptures will be displayed, in addition to live theater performances as well. Spritz, who serves as Director of the Honors Program, is accompanied by Associate Professor of Psychology Bonita Cade and Assistant Professor of American Studies/US History Jennifer Stevens on the SASH steering committee.
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Musician Spotlight: Tim Clarkin Engineering student writes and worships with music RJ Scofield News Editor It has often been said that a good musician should never pigeonhole themselves. Often artists when working on their next album or composition will try to do something new or diversify themselves in some way. Senior Tim Clarkin has taken that to heart in that his areas of musical interest range from alternative rock and hardcore to worship music. “I don’t think I even know what the genres are half the stuff I listen to,” Clarkin said. “A lot of guitar stuff, mostly acoustic.” Clarkin plays piano but his main area of focus is the guitar, which he has been playing for about a number of years. “I’ve been a musician for about 13 years,” Clarkin said. “I started playing piano when I was 9 and I played that for two years, then switched over to guitar. I haven’t stopped either since.” Clarkin said he has been involved in music in a variety ways over the years, including a number of attempted collaborative efforts. “I’ve done stuff mostly solo, but throughout high school me and my best friend had three bands which basically just consisted of us and then like one other friend
playing some instrument with us and then dropping out after a little bit,” Clarkin said with a widening smile. Whether a two person act or three, Clarkin still found a way to gain public exposure. “Each [band] would have some kind of performance,” Clarkin said. “We performed at a local youth group, or we led worship, or we played at a benefit concert. That was probably our biggest one. So each had a little performance part, but for the most part it was just us hanging out and playing music.” These bands ranged in name from Under the Rising sun to Icarus Wings. “I have at least two songs that are about Icarus,” Clarkin said, also noting that this was his favorite of his band names. He is also an avid songwriter and has been composing his own music for almost as long as he’s been playing. “I write all my songs by myself; music, lyrics. Sometimes I’ll figure out riffs and some kind of other thing to put over it. Sometimes I’ll record harmonies over it,” Clarkin said. As a Willow Hall Resident Assistant, Clarkin claims one way he has been able to connect with his residents is through music.
Students spend their free time kayaking with friends on Mount Hope Bay.
“I have a bunch of musicians. One of the first weeks of this year, [my residents] were playing music and sharing songs we had written. It was just fun, we had a little duel of sorts sharing songs we had written taking turns,” Clarkin said. “Even the past few years I’ve played music for my residents and my stuff, just kind of jamming with them or just kind of encouraging them to do stuff like Musicians’ Guild even if I can’t. I like to do those kind of things.” Though Clarkin enjoyed his time playing in bands immensely, he finds his focus in music has changed over the years. “I’d say kind of the last few years my main focus in music has shifted a lot,” Clarkin said. “I haven’t been able to write as much and play in a band as much. My main focus has been in leading worship [musically]. That’s a lot more of just figuring out how to play the music in a way that it doesn’t get in the way; it’s not too catchy but it allows people to be able to just sing the songs and be in those songs without distracting them.” This emphasis on worship in his life is also prevalent in the songs he writes. “All my songs usually come back to God,” Clarkin
explained. “Either I’m trying to write songs from the voice I think God would use, which is confusing to say the least. Or I’m just writing to God about something. That’s usually what my songs sound like. They usually sound like really sad love songs.” As far as where his inspiration for these songs usually comes from, Clarkin has no trouble putting his finger on it.
“I think it goes back to the same reason I play,” Clarkin said. “It’s something inside. So whether that’s an internal struggle or something I’m going through, or whether that’s me watching someone else go through something. A lot of times its emotions, or just thoughts, or a feeling of restlessness. I feel like I need to get those thoughts out.”
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Senior engineering major Tim Clarkin has been playing music and singing for most of his life. Although his musical tastes vary across many genres, he often finds himself writing and singing about God.
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from page B1 university,” Bilotti said. “When you get into that room and you read your poem, you’re making yourself vulnerable to that audience and I think the really magical thing that happens is the wonderful acceptance of that vulnerability from the audience. The audience really takes on that message and meaning of whatever that student is expressing.” The Poetry Slam is hosted by senior Jesse Ramos, who studies education and English. Ramos has hosted the event since he was a sophomore, and is sad to move on from his position but is still excited to perform at his final slam at RWU. “I love the freedom of the slam. The ability for everybody to be on the same level for one night and to really listen to each other, it leads to something that brings you closer together as a human... people don’t always listen to each other, so it’s just a big community of people hearing what each other has to say and supporting it,” Ramos said. “There are a lot of good ideas, issues, feelings, and themes brought up in the poems. It’s an awesome way for everyone to gain each other’s attention and to get support back for it.” The event itself is held in the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences. The winner of last semester’s event was freshman creative writing major Jared Clough. Clough’s poem was written on the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, inspired by watching old mobster movies. It took Clough about two weeks to complete this poem, and he wrote several drafts. “Slam poetry comes off more as a conversation than your average poem that’s more structured, like a villanelle or a sonnet, where there is a particular pattern that has to be
followed. I feel like slam poetry has to have a huge climax, a sense of a story to it, and needs to be deep,” Clough said. Sophomore creative writing major James Paternostro is one of the 14 people selected to perform in the Poetry Slam for this semester. As this was his first time auditioning for the slam, he was honored to be accepted into the slam and to be able to perform. Although he admits to overanalyzing his writing, he loves to find inspiration in the ordinary. “I like to talk to a lot of different people, to gain as many different perspectives as I can. Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes... I feel like it’s a healthy thing to do as a society,” Paternostro said. “I write about gaining perspectives and how other people observe each other.” This semester, the judges of the event are Professor and Dean of College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Robert Eisinger, Director of Student Advocacy Laura Choiniere, and Associate Professor of Creative Writing Rene Soto. Judges also include RWU alumnus and past host Omar Reyes, freshman psychology major Taylor Anderson of SAFE (Sexual Advocacy For Everyone), and senior psychology major Megan Negron of the Multicultural Student Union (MSU). The Poetry Slam is a fantastic way for students to learn about themselves and allow their writing style to evolve. It gives students who perform a unique connection, and a new environment in which to interact. “Everybody can be a poet… it’s just reaching inside of you and putting it on paper, being fearless and finding it in yourself,” Ramos said.
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Projects ranging from research to artwork will be on display during SASH Week.
SASH: presenting masterpieces from page B1 Junior secondary education and math double major Torrie Lewine serves as a student representative for the Honors Advisory Council and has contributed greatly to the promotion of SASH 2014. “It’s their way to explain who they are, how they’ve grown as a student, whether as an honor student, as an engineer, as any major that they are, and to just be proud of their work. It’s that last final touch on their education at Roger Williams,” Lewine said. A goal of the steering committee is to gain feedback from across campus and engage students by encouraging their peers to submit their work to SASH. By filling out an online form, students can clarify the category as well as the physical dimensions of what they plan to contribute to SASH. The SASH committee then follows up with each student individually and discusses how the piece should be presented. “I think that it’s actually a really great opportunity for professional networking, because when students display their work they have a much larger audience than they would normally get … it can
really provide a catapult for a lot of different connections that you wouldn’t necessarily have,” Spritz said.
I think that it’s actually a really great opportunity for professional networking, because when students display their work they have a much larger audience than they would normally get. - BECKY SPRITZ, Associate Professor of Physcology and SASH steering committee member
Specifically, SASH wishes to include student work from all corners of the RWU campus. The committee hopes to break away from the reputation that connotes exclusivity. “One of the things that I’m excited about for this year is
that [SASH] has the potential to draw more faculty and students into the event than ever before … this is not about a competition, it’s not about only a select group of students on campus, it’s really about celebrating all of the wide-range of academic work that we do,” Spritz said. SASH challenges students to think about what they contribute to the world as student scholars. They also gain an understanding of how their work will contribute to the world as professionals in their respective disciplines. An important aspect of SASH is mastering the ability to relay knowledge to outsiders who are unfamiliar with a topic, and who may have never stepped into a classroom of another school subject at RWU. “I think we all work so hard throughout the course of the year and we see the results, but we don’t really share it with our peers. It’s a great time to celebrate yourself and celebrate each other and really say, ‘Wow, I did this … but look at all my classmates as well,’” Lewine said.
Self-proposed LLC residents volunteer Sabrina Polin Herald Contributor As a college student, one of the only things more stressful than registering for classes is choosing a place to live for the next school year. Roger Williams University students have been overflowing all forms of social media with news of the housing crisis of 2014 and concerns about their new homes for the fall. However, some students were lucky enough to score some of the best living spaces on campus with many of their closest friends by being approved for self-proposed Living Learning Communities (LLC). LLCs are housing situations where a group of students live together under a common theme. The two types of LLCs are “freshman” and “selfproposed.” Freshmen LLCs have been around at RWU for about 20 years, and revolve around one academic course as a connecting theme for students with similar majors. Self-proposed LLCs are different in the way that they are not assigned by the Department of Housing, but are organized by the students who wish to live together. These students must then generate an idea that enables them to give back to the community outside of RWU. This year, the Department of Residence Life and Housing received a record number of applicants hoping to get approved for an LLC for the
2014-2015 year. Director of Housing Tony Montefusco attributes this to the fact that the high number of freshman LLCs, which makes up 50 percent of the freshman class, created bonds that they wanted to carry over into sophomore year.
It’s pretty easy to lose sight of the fact that you’re there doing community service ... you’re not just kids that are living in nicer housing with upperclassmen. - RYAN HOLMES, Junior journalism and political science double major
“Whether you are a random group of students living on a floor or unit, we know that [the living situation] develops community,” Montefusco said. “Now we’re just taking it from there and bringing it in a little bit more… that’s what [a selfproposed LLC] does.” To get approved for an upperclassman LLC, all applicants must complete individual and group questionnaires, and then present an outline of their community service idea during an interview with Coordinator of Residence Education (CORE) of North Campus Residence Hall Tess
LeConche. Applicants are chosen based on their commitment to live with each other and their commitment to their community service project. A total of 32 applicants were reviewed, but only 17 were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year. “We get that a lot of students want to live together with their friends, and so that’s why we have to distinguish [between] who’s doing it just to live together and who’s dong it to give back and live together,” Montefusco said. “That is an important part of our commitment here at the university, giving back.” Junior journalism and political science double major Ryan Holmes is currently in his second year of living in a self-proposed LLC called the Hungry Hungry Helpers. Having volunteered at several food banks in and around the Bristol area for the past two years, Holmes and his LLC fully understand the importance of the community service that they contribute to. “We signed up last year to be a group that worked with food banks … to help the cause a little bit, and found out pretty quickly that it’s a bigger problem than we thought,” Holmes said. “We’ve done some incredible things in Rhode Island that we couldn’t have done without the LLC.” Unlike Holmes who was a returning LLC veteran, sophomore legal studies and psychology double major
Danielle Saporito has just been approved to live in North Campus Residence Hall for her junior year, along with five other friends. Saporito became interested in joining an LLC because she had friends who were a part of the freshman LLC program and loved every aspect of it. This inspired Saporito to experience those same living dynamics. Saporito’s LLC, Hungry to Serve, is also involved with helping out soup kitchens in the Bristol area. She is enthusiastic to be able to positively impact the world outside of the confines of the university. “Roger Williams is such a separate entity in itself, so this kind of gets us into the town and makes us part of that community as well,” Saporito said. “It will be great because especially being a college
student, being busy, it means that I have to go and do this community service. [It] is a rewarding experience in itself and gives me this extra push that I need to go out there and do it.” While Saporito anticipates great things to come out of living in an LLC, Holmes recognizes that there may be negatives, and offers advice. “It’s pretty easy to lose sight of the fact that you’re there doing community service …you’re not just kids that are living in nicer housing with upperclassmen,” Holmes said. “I think a lot of people sign up not really realizing there’s the requirement to do the community service and I think that’s important … you’re there to get something out of it. People that want to get into an LLC should know that.”
LLC Statistics • Fifty percent of freshmen are currently living in LLCs. • Next year, approximately 66 percent of freshmen will be assigned LLCs. • Thirty-two groups applied, 19 groups were approved, and 17 groups were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year. • 149 students make up the 17 LLCs.
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Students kayak the RWU coastline between classes Kate Mitchell Herald Reporter When it comes time for students to find an exciting way to spend their afternoon at Roger Williams University, the opportunities are endless. Thanks to the campus’ stunning location alongside the Mount Hope Bay, students are fortunate enough to have access to an engaging outdoor environment. Students can explore the coastline during the springtime through the activity of kayaking.
I believe that the waterfront activities can serve as a release from that burden [of classes] and just lets students experience a different type of productivity for a change. - KIM MILLER, Freshman criminal justice major
Equipped with seven single kayaks and two tandem kayaks at the waterfront facility, RWU offers its students an entertaining, stress-relieving recreational pursuit that allows them to explore outside the classroom when the weather permits. For freshman criminal justice major Kim Miller, kayaking was an effective way to connect with friends during her first few weeks on campus during the fall semester. “I think it’s really great that the school offers an activity such as this because it just makes it that much easier to spend quality time with the friends you’ve made,” Miller said. Open to all students, no experience with handling kayaks is necessary at the university’s waterfront facility. For students who may be wary about operating a kayak for the first time and feel unstable controlling the watercraft,
the school is equipped with several sit-on-top kayaks. These beginner kayaks are designed with a wide base that makes them easy to balance and maneuver through the water regardless of the paddler’s experience level. Open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily, kayaks are offered to students on a first come, first serve basis and may be used for up to an hour at a time. “When I was looking into colleges, I really was drawn to this university’s well-rounded extracurricular programs. I admired the variety of activities that are offered to students on a daily basis because it shows how much the school really cares for its students,” Miller said. Kayaking allows students to spend their free time between classes or after a long day of work in a productive and enriching manner. “Everyone has those days where they’re struggling from a heavy course load or are just really stressed about studying. I believe that the waterfront activities can serve as a release from that burden and just lets students experience a different type of productivity for a change,” Miller said. Although some may be cautious about the strong winds on the bay, the kayaks are sturdy and capable of handling various sea conditions that the bay encounters. Even though kayaking is considered a relaxing activity for students on campus, RWU requires that students always take the proper precautions when going out on the water. With strong currents often sweeping through the bay and a busy channel just off the shoreline, students are asked to abide by several important rules when renting a kayak to ensure their safety and safety of others. When signing in at the Waterfront Office near the RWU Learning Platform, students are instructed by officials to wear a lifejacket at all times and to never leave their watercraft while on the bay. RWU expects that all individuals who choose to share in the privilege of operating a kayak will respect the equipment.
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Students utilize RWU kayaks as they explore the Mount Hope Bay waters. Each kayak is equipped with a whistle in case of emergencies, and students are required to stay north of the Mount Hope Bridge and within sight of the RWU Learning Platform. Due to the fact that there are large commercial ships often passing through the bay, the Waterfront Office asks students not to
venture into the channel where they may come in contact with larger vessels. If there is a violation of any of these terms, the result is immediate suspension of a student’s freedom of accessing a kayak or other waterfront equipment in the future. It is reasonable to acknowledge
that the university’s wellrounded athletic and extracurricular programs benefit the entire community, and appeal to incoming freshmen especially who desire a diverse and productive environment throughout their college experience.
Musings from Melbourne
Wrong turns lead to learning experiences Whether you chose to visit a fast-paced city, or somewhere scenic with fresh air, the struggle of public transportation is unavoidable while studying abroad. One of the hardest things I’ve discovered while studying abroad is that I don’t have my car. I miss the convenience of running on my own time, and jumping into the driver’s seat whenever I needed to be somewhere. However, while a car is certainly easier to have, public transport isn’t all that bad. If you live somewhere rural, you’ll need to master the bus schedules. Buses don’t run as
frequently as they do in the city, and waiting for half an hour at a bus stop with cold groceries is not ideal. The easiest way to know the times without your smartphone at your fingertips is to take pictures of each schedule. This is documentation that you may reference, even without cell phone service. Every city I’ve been to has been unique, with a personality of its own and a transportation system to match. Oftentimes, cities have frequent busses, trams, or underground trains that are the most convenient way to travel. Don’t be afraid of the colored maps and bustling stops, because with time and
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Brochures guide tourists through their travels.
practice you can master reading and making sense of them. They may be convenient, but keep in mind that taxis are always more expensive. If you can’t figure out the typical map or schedule that’s usually at every stop or station, do not hesitate to ask strangers. That is my best advice for travel. Even if I read the map and I know where I’m going, I still ask someone who appears to be a local. They are almost always helpful and friendly. If you’re not in the best area, or you’re just more cautious, look for a public transport employee or official. They are there to help. Most importantly, do not expect to arrive and depart when the schedule says you will. Sometimes trams break down, or busses are late. Allow yourself time to spare in your schedule to avoid these hassles. If you’re traveling around a new place on foot, which I believe is the best way, I suggest utilizing a map. As I mentioned, many students studying abroad don’t have smartphones and opt for cheaper prepaid ones. This means you can’t just type in where you want to go and let it direct you. Let this be an opportunity to learn how to use a proper map. Taking a
wrong turn can be a learning experience. Most cities have an information center located at main areas of transportation, where you can pick up a map and some brochures. Ask the people there to show you a good place to get lunch, and about other local attractions. Questions locals who pass by as well, as they know best. You also may want to ask about areas to stay away from. When the sun sets it is wise to stay in familiar areas that are well-populated. Keep safety in mind, especially at night, but don’t be too intimidated. Don’t be afraid to wander. Your study abroad city was meant to be explored by you.
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RACY STACY: The walk of shame Racy Stacy laces up her new Nikes (or straps on last night’s stilettos, rather) and gears up for the walk of shame
Racy Stacy Herald Reporter Lisa sat surrounded by her friends in the middle of seventhgrade study hall laughing and joking about the upcoming weekend dance when Lisa’s
teacher suddenly called the class to attention. “Lisa,” Mr. Tanner said distractedly, removing his eyeglasses. “The principal would like to see you in his office.” “Oooooh!” Lisa’s class vibrated with the noise of her taunting peers. “You’re in trouble!” they
cooed at her. Red-faced, Lisa walked to the door, mentally preparing herself for the fate she awaited. Lisa had experienced her first walk of shame. *Fast-forward five or six years.* Lisa woke up and blinked her eyes a few times, trying to adjust to her unfamiliar surroundings. Since when do I have a poster of a half-naked chick on my wall? And why is there a soccer ball on my desk? Lisa rubbed her eyes and craned her neck to see further into her newlydecorated room. Stretching and yawning, Lisa placed her hand on the bed to steady herself, only to feel the warmth of a male bicep. Recalling the events of the prior night, Lisa finally realized where she was. After quickly stripping out of the oversized t-shirt she’d been wearing and changing back into last night’s party clothes, Lisa gathered her things and tip-toed out of the dorm room that was definitely not hers. Crossing her fingers in hopes that she wouldn’t run into anyone, Lisa braced herself for the walk across campus back to her dorm. Lisa had experienced her second walk of shame. Admit it. It’s a part of life and, in some respects, a right of passage. You get dressed up
in skin-tight jeans that flaunt your greatest assets, slip on a scandalous backless blouse, and strap on your stilettos. You look damn hot and you know it. The night continues, one glass of champagne turns into four glasses, and that cutie from your 10 a.m. calc class ends up with his hands caressing your bare back. Life is good, college is great, and eventually a 30-second dance to old school Beyoncé has you saying “yes, of course I’ll go back to your room with you.” However, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of waking up on the right side of the wrong bed. Your scandalous pair of super-skinny black jeans that hugged your curves in sinful ways lays strewn on the floor, and is that your bra lying next to it? You know you were fully aware of your decision to turn the dance floor grinding into some twin bed spooning, but you were not prepared to do the notorious Walk of Shame. That only happened in movies! Your inner sex goddess claps with triumph. “He’s so sexy,” she tries to remind you. Blinking a few more times, you mentally tell your inner sex goddess to leave you alone using some choice words. You don’t know whether
to congratulate yourself for earning the unofficial “I’m a college student” stamp of approval or to change your name, appearance, and life story and move to Tahiti to start anew. Moral of the story? Okay, sure. The walk of shame is embarrassing, awkward, and makes you feel greasier than the pizza you drunkenly ordered from Dominos last night. But as long as you were safe and in control, your walk of shame will ultimately be a funny story to tell the girls over popcorn and Pinot. What’s important is that you continuously respect yourself and realize that you’re worth more than a five-minute walk of shame. Slip on those sinfully sexy black jeans, strap on those scandalous stilettos, and turn the walk of shame into a Strut of Success. *Flips hair.* You go, girl.
Senioritis not just for seniors The warmer weather brings with it a lack of motivation Courtney Botelho Herald Reporter ignightchannel.com
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The stressors and trivialities of life could be preventing us from appreciating our life and loved ones Giovanni Pinto Herald Reporter Life is harsh and can take many unexpected turns. We rush through life often without even thinking about what is really important. Society has placed such a burden on us through work and education so we rarely take time for our loved ones or ourselves. We have the constant stress of money, job pressures, and family problems. The world is moving so fast that we have to struggle to keep up. Therefore, some areas of our lives are left unattended. Oftentimes, we unintentionally neglect what matters most: quality time with our loved ones. We work so hard to maintain life’s equilibrium but once we believe that we have everything together, something will go wrong. Often it affects the livelihood of our families. This point is when we start to dwell on what’s important. My advice would be to slow your pace and savor every moment. Why should we
slow down? One reason is to reduce stress. We are so stressed with the burdens of society that we rarely get to enjoy the fruits of our labors. We push ourselves until we fall over the edge. Once we realize the self-destruction we have caused, it is often too late. So I ask, what is it all for? Second, you may never get another chance with your loved ones. Time ticks away slowly but surely. Opportunities are just a small window that may open and close at various times without warning. Because of this, we need to seize that opportunity with our loved ones as often as possible. Life is so short. It should never be taken for granted because your world can do a 360-degree turn overnight. Don’t let that window shut on you without going through it as much as possible because it may never open again. Finally, stop worrying over the small stuff. Some things are not as important as the precious time we spend pondering over it.
From recent experiences, the small things that have us so distressed today will not matter next month or even sooner. Chances are you won’t even remember it. If it won’t matter in the long run, why take us through the agony to begin with? Stress has been around since the beginning of time and it will stay with us for eternity. It’s simply a part of life in which we spend our days gaining the strength to overcome it. You can’t let stress run your life because you will run yourself into the ground, ultimately missing out on many opportunities. We must seize the day and always be grateful for everything we have and move on from what we don’t have. Love those who make you happy unconditionally and never let them forget how much they mean to you. We need to utilize this present opportunity to lay down our burdens so that we can extract time and space for what truly matters.
Rhode Islanders are accustomed to crazy weather: one minute it’s 90 degrees and sunny, and the next we’re experiencing extreme wind and rain. However, no one predicted a winter that would last from December to April. Legend has it that if Pennsylvania’s beloved groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, sees his shadow on Feb. 2, we are to expect six more weeks of what has usually turned out to be an already unbearably cold winter. Looks like Phil saw his shadow this year. It is already nearing midApril and we are just beginning to see a break in the wintery weather. Unfortunately, I don’t mean high temperatures and an endless supply of vitamin D, but rather the wind chill is no longer in the negative numbers. Let’s just hope that April showers bring May flowers along with some much-needed sunshine. Although students and faculty may not be experiencing the type of weather they had hoped for (clear skies and temperatures above 60 degrees) the slight recent spike in temperature has reminded even the freshman students at Roger Williams University what “senioritis” feels like. Usually during the middle of the semester, students are itching to get out of their lectures and into their beds so they can curl up and watch Netflix. But as the temperatures rise, the lecture halls are bound to be increasingly empty. Students are sneaking their work in last-minute for a chance to lounge by the bay, which
means that their GPAs could suffer. Grades tend to drop drastically toward the end of the semester for many students, but what can we do to kick this bad work ethic to the curb and finish the year the right way? 1.) Set goals: Decide what grade you hope to earn in the course and don’t stop until you get there. You want to avoid setting an unrealistic goal such as acing that bio lab you just don’t seem to understand. Perhaps a B+ will have to do. 2.) Don’t procrastinate: The best way to kick your laziness is to get things done right away. When your to-do list is entirely crossed off, then you can park your chair down by the water. 3.) Allow yourself free time: School doesn’t have to be strictly work. Just like any good diet you need a “cheat day” once in a while. Every so often trade that hour in the library for a lunch date with some friends. Just make sure that doesn’t happen regularly. 4.) Put on some real clothes: Step out of those sweatpants and track shorts and into something that shouts, “I can do this.” Nobody’s ever gotten that dream job sporting a pair of year-old sweats, and if others cant take you seriously, how can you expect yourself to? What may seem like a simple four steps could potentially mold your success as a student within the final stretch of the semester. Slacking off toward the end of the year comes naturally to many of us as we begin truly missing our home lives and friends that we have been away from for far too long. However, follow those simple steps and you’re on your way to beating senioritis once and for all.
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The continuing health care debate Democrat
My life as a statue
For years, the Democratic party has been working on plans for universal health care. Republicans have opposed health care reform since President Barack Obama came into office in 2008. In October, the Republicans anxiously watched as the federal enrollment website hit more than a few rough patches. They waited for everything to implode on the Obama Administration, but it didn’t and enrollment season ended March 31. After one final push, history was made and 7.1 million Americans are now enrolled in private health care plans through the new marketplace. This exceeded expectations. This new reform is a good thing for Americans. Many of the major elements of the health care law took effect with the New Year. Insurers are no longer able to turn away people due to health problems. Subsidized insurance is being offered to middle-class households and virtually all Americans are now required to get coverage or face fines. Obama spoke in front of the White House Rose Garden April 1 about the final push to get Americans signed up. He stated that although “in the first six months, we’ve taken a big step forward, the truth is that even more want to sign up.” This 7.1 million citizens figure does not include anyone who enrolled the day before Obama’s statement in any of the fourteen states with their own online insurance marketplace. One major way that the administration marketed health care signups was through social media. President Obama concluded his speech by saying that although the initial sign-up goal was met, that does not mean that all health care problems are now solved. He expects ongoing problems with the website as people continue to sign up. Also, premiums will still increase for those with insurance. The Obama Administration will continue to face many challenges if the Republicans regain control of the Senate at the November mid-term elections. We don’t know what the future holds for health care reform but as Obama said, “the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”
A major new Gallup survey suggests the Obamacare signups are not as high as the White House claims they are. The survey shows the number of uninsured has fallen to its lowest level in years. The Gallup survey measured the share of adults without health insurance. The number shrank from 17.1 percent at the end of last year to 15.6 percent for the first quarter of 2014. The decline of 1.5 percent would translate to about 3.5 million people gaining coverage. The administration says 7.1 million have signed up for insurance plans through the new insurance markets, while 3 million have gained coverage through Medicaid previously. Some may ask why there is such a difference in the numbers. The Administration’s numbers include people who switched or were dropped from previous coverage, as well as people who have not paid their first month’s premium which technically makes them insured. The administration also counted signups all the way back to October 2013. The deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act for the year has come and gone. The Obama administration is advertising the enrollment numbers as a successful first year, but Republicans think voter frustration over the law is not going anywhere. Republicans running for House and Senate continue to make it central to their campaign. Republicans believe they have a winning issue, insisting that Americans are opposed to the law. The most recent survey showed just over a week ago by CBS News, 53 percent of Americans were opposed to Obamacare, compared to 41 percent saying they approve of it. This is not much different to other polls. I think most of the American people think that the roll out of Obamacare has not been a success and the Republican Party is not wrong using this issue for midterm election. Whether support or disagree with the Affordable Care Act, I think we can all agree that the rollout is a failure.
Dear RWU, Spring has sprung and I for one could not be happier. I watch with envy as students play and frolic on the quad, enjoying a fun game or the gentle breeze. I so wish I could join you, but alas, I am made of bronze. Just once I would love to toss a Frisbee, or partake in a quick game of baseball. I think I would be good at it; I’m told I bear a striking resemblance to baseball player Ted Williams. However, I suppose I will never know the extent of my baseball skills, so you all will have to enjoy the warm weather for me. Tis’ all, Roger
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Emily Karazulas Herald Reporter The Hawks’ Herald: What’s your favorite book? Why? Karen Maria Abbondanza: It’s very hard to choose just one. I would have to say, no question, I’ve been reading Dante for probably 40 years or more. T.S. Elliot said, “You never finish reading Dante, you just begin to read Dante” and I think that’s the case. Pretty much what I read for pleasure is usually finding something else about that text. THH: What is your favorite genre of books? KMA: I like a good story. It doesn’t always have to end happily, but I like to be taken in. I do a lot with literature and philosophy over at Salve. I do Catholic writers from St. Benedict up the modern day. For a 21st century writer, Andre Dubus, the father not the son, is my favorite writer in terms of clarity and simple beauty. But as far as a genre it would be very hard to pick just one. For sheer fun, I love anything Jane Austin, always have. When I was an undergraduate, I knew that I was majoring in art history and I wouldn’t have time for pleasure reading. I took a novel course every semester. At that time at Smith, the minimum was one novel a week. It was a way to ensure that I would read for fun. THH: Who is your favorite character/someone that you related to? KMA: One of my favorite
characters is a woman named Kitty Fane in a book by Somerset Maugham called “The Painted Veil” because in four words she manages to express the human condition. She’s not formally educated; she’s basically being raised to marry well. But at one point in the book she says, “We’re human, we disappoint”. I think that is something that if people could understand about everyone, we’d be in so much better shape overall. There’s no one, no matter how wonderful they may be, who will not disappoint at some point because we are all fatally flawed. THH: What’s song do you find yourself listening to most often? KMA: I have an old CD of Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach, believe it or not. I listen to that a lot in the car. Most of my music that I listen to is either Italian or French. I would say that’s probably my most played CD because it’s just very simple and there’s good background music. I grew up with a lot of music in my house, my dad was a jazz pianist and my son is a classical guitarist. So I was always very comfortable with musicians in the house and my father was a totally different generation. The professors from Berkeley would come into our house, during the week even, so they could play with him. I learned at a young age to really appreciate lots of different kinds of music. THH: What song have you played the most recently? KMA: It’s actually an Italian
singer, named Alessandra Amoroso. It’s a song from her CD. I can’t remember the title of it. THH: Do you play any instruments? What and for how long? KMA: I took piano when I was little. I play nothing right now. But, I sing my heart out, all the time, whether somebody wants to hear it or not. But I’ve never done karaoke and I never would. THH: What song best describes your personality and why? KMA: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”, the Hymn. That’s because it says, “let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me”. I think if everybody lives that way and realizes that each of us has a responsibility to do the right thing no matter how hard it is, I think there would be so many fewer conflicts globally as well as personally. THH: What’s your favorite movie? Why? KMA: My two favorite films both happen to be Italian. One is called “Life is Beautiful,” and it is flawless as a film. It’s one that I think every human being should watch to understand what true love really is. The other is called “Cinema Paradiso,” which I love because it captures the sense of community that is still very much a part of some places here, but still very much more so in parts of Italy and France where people really know people by name and care about what they’re
Adjunct English Prof. shares favorite books and music. doing. I think that’s important because I think that in general, particularly with all the social media, we have lost a sense of communication. It troubles me that people have important conversations through texts or through Facebook. As opposed to saying we really need to talk about this, whether it’s a good or a bad topic. People are uncomfortable making eye contact and talking face to face. I think that is our biggest loss in terms of us as human beings and what we have to offer each other. I think there’s a certain comfort level, it’s almost like texting, especially over negative things offers a certain amenity even though somebody knows who you are. You get away with a lot more, like shooting off an email in a moment of anger. I
just think it’s unfortunate that people feel comfortable with that. THH: What’s the most recent movie you’ve seen? KMA: The most recent movie I have seen was “The Invisible Women,” about Charles Dickens’ mistress. It was beautiful. Very thought provoking. I thought it was perfectly played. It was neat to see how they interpreted this man’s genius, distressing at times. But I think all artists whatever the discipline might be whether it’s writing, painting or music, have very definitive ups and downs depending on where they are in the creative process. It’s something that fascinates me because I consider myself a work in progress.
National Poetry Month Zach Mobrice Herald Contributor The cumbersome month of winter’s last stand known as March has come and gone, and April has come upon us like a patron saint of sunshine and spring. But more than giving us nice weather, April gives us something on the more creative side: National Poetry Month. Since 1996, April has become a month used to appreciate artistic writing and spoken
word. Roger Williams University is going to great lengths to take part in National Poetry Month this year. A multitude of events are scheduled throughout April that coincide with the artistic theme, such as Kim Baker’s seminar on poetry and its effects on social/global change, or Sister Outsider’s spoken word performance (both of which are on April 9). One event that always gathers a lot of popularity is the Poetry Slam,
in which competing students take a shot at presenting their work to a crowd. All of RWU’s attention and effort propelled toward this special month has been met with some high regard by the creative writers on campus. Jared Clough, the freshman winner of the most recent Poetry Slam, finds that he’s in a “great environment for people like myself. Everyone that I’ve met in the writing program is very passionate about their work, and it’s been
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made very easy for us to connect with the students.” Clough, who has been writing since he was 12, finds National Poetry Month to be critically important. “I love [National Poetry Month]. I think it’s a good time of the year for writers to expose their interests and find inspiration to write.” Not only is April’s poetry theme good for writers, but for society in general as well; it serves as a beautiful reminder that the world couldn’t go on without
the arts, especially creative writing. With that in mind, take advantage of all the events Roger Williams University is hosting. Attend some spoken word performances; head over to the Poetry Slam on April 10 to support Jared and other amazing student poets. Read some poetry outside to feel some sun and symbolism. No matter the method, enjoy the springtime with the art of words at your side.
THROWBACK THURSDAY LISTEN TO:
Spring Fever Mix
“Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
1. I Lived by One Republic
6. Shiver Shiver by Walk The Moon
2. Young at Heart by Austin Gibbs
7. Ain’t it Fun by Paramore
3. The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) by Jason Mraz
8. Awakening by Switchfoot
4. High of 75 by Relient K
9. Something Good Can Work by Two Door Cinema
5. Happy by Pharrell Williams
10. Carpe Diem by You Me At Six
“Come on Eileen” was released in 1982.
“Come On Eileen” was released by Dexy’s Midnight Runners in 1982 on their album “Too-Rye-Ay.” It was their second numberone hit in the United Kingdom. Although the pop hit is over 30 years old, it was recently re-popularized by the movie “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” in 2012.
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ENTERTAINMENT The Hawks’ Herald
What’s going on this week? Thursday 4/10 SAFE Pride Week Art on the Quad 11 a.m. Musicians’ Guild Expression Session NCRH Great Room 10 p.m. Friday 4/11 SAFE Pride Week Breaking the Silence D’Angelo Common 6 p.m. Roger After Dark Breakfast Club GHH Atrium 10 p.m. Saturday 4/12 WQRI Spring Fest Rec Center Patio 4 p.m. ICC: Sophomores Spring Fling GHH Atrium 8 p.m.
Five tips to get ready for the Spring Concert Alexis den Boggende Herald Contributor With the Spring Concert approaching The Hawks’ Herald has a few tips to get you ready. 1. Listen to Krewella. The first and best way to prepare for the upcoming Spring concert is to listen to Krewella, an electronic dance trio. Krewella brings some very energetic and electrifying music to the table. Some of the group’s best songs include the famous “Alive”, which became their first top-40 hit single on the Billboard Hot 100 list, reaching number 32. Other than “Alive”, which they are most known for, the group offers some other wonderful songs that may be lesser known. Some of these songs include “Enjoy the Ride”, from their debut studio album titled “Get Wet”. If you are into a slower pace of music, don’t worry. Krewella’s acoustic versions of their songs, such as “Alive”, are as wonderful as their fast-paced, electronic songs. Other songs that are sure to get you pumped up for the Spring concert is “Live For The Night” and “Killin’ It”. Krewella’s use of electronica and dance are sure to make the Spring concert an amazing, wild time. 2. Dress in neon. Go shopping and get yourself some awesome bright, positively electric colors to show off during our Spring concert. Something as simple as a bright yellow or pink t-shirt from Victoria’s Secret or PacSun and funky, bright sport shorts from places like Olympia Sports can help you with your fashion choices. To finish off the
neon-inspired look, wear a pair brightly colored Converse AllStars in shades of bright blue, orange, green, or pink. You’ll be ready to party comfortably and look fashionably ready for a rave with this outfit. 3. Familiarize yourself with Krewella’s opener. The opening acts for Krewella this year are Californian hiphop reggae band, Radical Something and Maryland rapper, Logic. Radical Something’s relaxing, feel-good musical vibe is sure to make for a wonderful opener. Check out songs like “Be Easy” and “Pure”. Radical Something’s fresh, vibrant melodies will definitely get you in the mood for the spring and nice weather. Logic’s smooth rhythms and rapping will amp you up for Krewella for sure. If you want to hear some of Logic’s music, be sure to listen to songs like “Ballin’” off his mixture “Welcome To Forever”. 4. Buy your tickets early Buy your tickets to our Spring concert early this year. They will sell out quickly and go on sale in early April to students. Make sure to tell friends and classmates to buy their tickets when they go on sale. You don’t want to miss out on the fun. 5. Don’t be afraid to be a little crazy. Bring glow sticks. Spray colorful dye in your hair. Accessorize with neon paint. Wear your hair crazy or wear cool, bright makeup to match Krewella’s funky performance style. Blare Krewella’s music while you’re getting ready to get yourself pumped up for the concert.
Horoscopes: Thursday, April 10 TODAY’S BIRTHDAY It’s a lovely year for magnificent adventures. Spend time on detailed plans, and set launch dates for after 5/20. Put energy into your home, friendships and partnerships this spring. Pretty up the place and throw parties. After summer, the real fun begins. A personal revelation in October leads to new freedom. Study and learn. Shared resources grow. Nurture happiness.
ARIES March 21- April 19
Now you’re cooking. Meditate on the desired flavors. Add spices as you slowly raise the heat. Sip something delicious while another’s enthusiasm infuses you. Let yourself get riled up. Get others involved. Your team adds crucial supporting elements. Coordinate efforts like a dance.
LIBRA Sept. 23 - Oct. 22
Play with your community today and tomorrow. Focus on partnership, and do what you promised. Together, anything’s possible. Hold meetings, schmooze, and go to parties (or throw one). It’s surprising what can be accomplished when people collaborate. Soak up the applause.
TAURUS April 20 - May 20
There’s more work ahead. Passions rise, and could boil over if left untended. Consider a friend’s suggestion. Your team’s hot... provide leadership for balance. They’re backing you, so provide the same support. Blow off steam together. Clean up a mess at home and relax.
Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
Consider new opportunities over the next two days. Discuss them with a partner. Review your resources, and restock if needed. There’s a test or challenge ahead, and a boost in status with success. Provide leadership, and schedule actions. Keep your cool, and love triumphs.
SAGITTARIUS GEMINI May 21 - June 20
Explore new territory today and tomorrow. Follow the money trail, and hit gold. A person of higher status can assist. Maintain your best behavior, and keep your schedule. Don’t dive into deep water until you can swim. Suddenly, it all makes sense.
CANCER June 21 - July 22
A new profitable opportunity arises before another project’s done. Make plans without taking action yet. Set goals with a partner, and solicit feedback. Do the reading. Follow through on previous obligations before changing directions, and send thank you notes to contributors.
Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Today and tomorrow include expansion. Plan a trip, widen your territory, and broaden the focus of your studies. Travel and fun are favored. What do you want to learn? Emotional energy enhances an opportunity. Work to fulfill a passion. Light a fire under someone.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22 - Jan. 19
The tempo’s upbeat, and you’re jamming. Find an area to increase efficiency, and save energy. Trust a hunch. You’re gaining respect. Okay, now you can buy toys. Get a romantic surprise for your sweetie, and a little something for yourself. It’s the mood that matters.
July 23 - Aug. 22
The Moon’s in your sign, favorably aspecting warrior Mars. You’ve got the power. Physical exercise works wonders and builds energy. A hunch could be quite profitable... check the data before compromising. You’re in the spotlight, rehearsed and ready. Play with finesse and style.
Jan. 20 - Feb 18
Devote energy to a partnership today and tomorrow. Reignite common passions, and don’t unveil your secret power yet. Provide well for your family and invest in your home. Exert yourself physically. Create something of value. Savor the fruits of your efforts together.
VIRGO Aug. 23 - Sept. 22
Get organized with your plans today and tomorrow to manage your deadlines. Travel later. Contemplate your next move. Clarify your direction, and chart out the logistics. Review priorities, and handle previous commitments before taking on new ones. Handle chores to keep systems functioning well.
PISCES Feb. 19 - March 20
The pace jumps with high energy today and tomorrow. Take care to avoid accidents. Throw some money at a problem. You’re busy with creative projects... take one step at a time. Sort through feelings as they arise (rather than stuffing them). Release with physical exercise.
Haley Joel Osment is an Aries born April 10, 1988.
Haley Joel Osment If you share a birthday with former child star Haley Joel Osment you will both be getting special gifts this week. Hopefully yours will include the latest iPhone or a giftcard to a good restaurant, because his gift is being able to see dead people.
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