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THE HAWKS’ HERALD The student newspaper of Roger Williams University
Vol. 22, Issue 4
Gender neutral housing still on hold Campus opinion split over proposal
Tied Down Twelve faculty members receive tenure and promotions Alison Rochford News Editor
Twelve Roger Williams University faculty members were granted tenure at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year after thorough reviews from their peers and superiors. Tenure is a status that is granted to a professor after a trial period of employment at a college or university. Its purpose is to ensure the faculty member is protected from job termination without just cause. “Tenure was established in universities, specifically because university professors are supposed to be doing cutting-edge research,” said Associate Professor of English Margaret Case, a recent recipient of tenure. “There is a danger with doing cutting-edge research that you’re going to upset people ... [tenure] protects the right of the researcher to let the truth lead them wherever it leads them.” Although the RWU Faculty Agreement does not guarantee promotions to
Kevin Terbush Herald Contributor At the end of the Spring 2012 semester, a group of students in a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning (LGBTQ) Lives in America class proposed the idea of gender neutral housing to the campus. “It would give students the chance to experience and understand different people,” said senior Charly Snellings, one of the original four who proposed the policy change. Gender neutral housing would allow a male and a female to share a single dorm room, something which is currently not an option under the university’s same-sex dorm room policy. The proposal, created by now-seniors Snellings and Allison Pagliaro, and now-juniors Mikaela Feroli and Sarah Stamm, was brought before the Student Senate to garner their support in the spring, and Senate passed a resolution backing the initiative. However, the school year ended before the proposal was able to
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Can you dig it? Emily Lebowitz sets RWU career assists record Geordy Boveroux Sports Manager
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The women’s volleyball raised money for the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer research at their “Dig Pink” game.
With the gym covered in pink decorations and jerseys to match, the Roger Williams Women’s Volleyball team swept Wentworth in three sets (25-10, 25-13, 25-17) in their annual “Dig Pink” game. The tradition is to help raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. In addition to the
win, senior setter Emily Lebowitz reached a career milestone by passing Kirsten Bosworth for the all-time mark for career assists in Roger Williams’ history. “It feels really awesome [to get the record],” Lebowitz said, “I knew I was approaching it this year, but I thought I needed a lot more. I didn’t realize how close I was so I wasn’t expecting it in this game.” “It’s a pretty great accomplishment,” said head coach Ben Somera. “[Lebowitz]’s been a starting setter since her freshman year. With a few
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‘Hope, not hate’ Students rally in support of LGBTQ rights
Alison Rochford News Editor Over 100 students, faculty, and administrators joined together in a peaceful rally on Tuesday in front of the statue of Roger Williams in support of the Roger Williams University LGBTQ community. “A few weekends ago, a gay member of our community was kicked out of a party, verbally insulted, and almost assaulted,” said junior Will Foley in a Facebook event promoting the rally. “RWU can’t allow this to happen ... We need to stand as one, and with one voice say that we don’t accept hate on this campus.” The rally began at noon on the quad, with Public Safety officers standing by in case the rally did not remain peaceful. Junior Cass Friedman began the rally by addressing the masses. “I think you all know why we’re here,” Friedman said. “A couple weeks ago, a gay male was surrounded and kicked out of a party and was getting threatened to be beaten up until someone stepped in ... we’re all here to let Roger know that what happened is not OK.” In response to Friedman’s speech, people began cheering and chanting, “Hope, not hate,” a slogan that was also on several signs held by the crowd. The members of the rally then joined hands in a circle around the quad, as Foley stood in the middle and spoke. “What happened the other day we should be ashamed of, but right now, we should be proud,” see rally, A3
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be finalized and taken to the administration for approval. This year, the proposal was finalized, and first on the list of administrative offices to convince was the Department of Housing. When it was initially introduced in the spring, however, Tony Montefusco, Executive Director of Housing and University Operations, had expressed mixed feelings about the proposal. Montefusco cited several potential issues that he foresaw if gender neutral
housing were to be enacted. These included difficulty filtering students who were in a relationship from living together, and, more specifically, the question of how the aftermath would be handled if the couple broke up, since room changes are not always available at a student’s request. However, Montefusco also noted that certain areas of the campus are already offering gender neutral housing. Dormitories such as North Campus Residence
Hall, Maple Hall, and Willow Hall currently offer gender neutral housing by floor or suite. While the rooms themselves are not coed, the halls can be. W h e n the subject of gender neutral housing was brought to the student body, there were a variety of positive, negative, and unsure opinions on the subject.
Charlyn Friedman spoke out in favor of the original purpose of the plan. “What if you’re a lesbian,
or gay, and you feel more comfortable living with the opposite gender?” she asked. Sophomore Mariah Anastasi disagreed with Friedman, pointing out the issue of the freshman housing selection. “What if you are a freshman with a random roommate who is another gender?” Anastasi said. While the original plan was focused on older students choosing this living style, Anastasi raised the point that incoming students and parents might feel negatively and even
uncomfortable broaching the subject. Though some disagree, many students agree that it should be OK for older students to have this option. “It kind of treats students more like adults,” Feroli said. “Once you graduate, you can live with whoever you want.” The students leading the movement intend to see this plan out until it is passed. “It’s something little that could make a big impact on the school,” Feroli said.
Tenure: Faculty members recognized for years of service ABOVE: Survivors and loved ones created a makeshift memorial on the site of where the nightclub stood.
From ruins to recovery
Memorial in the works to honor victims of nightclub fire Clara Moses Herald Reporter Many Rhode Island residents still remember the fire that swept through the Station Nightclub on Feb. 20, 2003 in West Warwick, R.I., claiming 100 lives and injuring 300 other people. Nothing can ever bring back the victims of the fire or erase the pain of the survivors, but people affected by the fire can now take one more step towards recovery. According to The New York Times, the owner of the property on which the Station was built, Raymond Villanova, donated the land to the Station Fire Memorial Foundation on Sept. 28. The foundation is currently in the process of making plans for how exactly they want to memorialize those who lost their lives in the fire. The Station Fire Memorial Foundation has wanted the rights to this land for several years. During the fight for the property, loved ones of the victims made their own makeshift memorials, sticking wooden crosses in the ground and leaving flowers nearby. Now that a proper memorial can be created, some of these original tokens are to be buried in a time capsule at the site, according to The New York Times. “Even the 9 1/2-yearold moldy teddy bears have a place. They meant
something to someone when they left it here,” Victoria Eagan, a survivor, told The New York Times. The final steps towards getting ownership of the land happened approximately two weeks ago. Work was about to begin on a different memorial for the victims
The foundation is currently in the process of making plans for how exactly they want to memorialize those who lost their lives in the fire.
in Warwick, where 10 of the deceased were from. After the pressure of this event, Gov. Lincoln Chafee and the speaker of the R.I. House, Gordon Fox, said they would try and see if they could seize the land. In the end, however, Villanova simply donated the land after hearing the plans for seizure. Survivors and loved ones had already received some comfort when Daniel Biechele, the manager of Great White, the band that was playing the night of the fire, plead guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter, received
a 15-year suspended sentence, and served 16 months in jail. Biechele was in charge of the pyrotechnics that the group used during their show. That night, however, the fireworks were not set up appropriately for the venue, and the walls caught fire almost immediately after they were set off. The walls were lined with soundproofing foam that is usually used as packaging material, and is not fire-retardant. The building was also too old to have required sprinklers. To make matters worse, according to eyewitness accounts reported to The Providence Journal, some of the 426 members of the audience thought that the fire was a part of the performance. This caused a delayed response that left people running for the exits a little too late. Those not affected by burns or smoke inhalation were injured, and even crushed, struggling to escape. Michael and Jeffrey Derderian, brothers and owners of the Station, both plead no contest in court. According to The New York Times, the goal of the Station Fire Memorial Foundation is to raise $5 million in order to establish a trust fund for the memorial’s maintenance. There is still a lot of planning to do and money to be raised, but at least the healing and memorial process can finally begin.
from page A1 not guarantee promotions to members who gain tenureship, all 12 professors granted tenure also received promotions from Assistant to Associate Professor. Professors Paul Bender, Nancy Breen, Margaret Case, John Madritch, Clifford Murphy, Jason Patch, Amiee Shelton, Valerie Sloan, Jennifer Stevens, and Min Zhou were granted tenure within the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Similarly, both Kelly Donnell of the School of Education and Tricia Martland of the School of Justice Studies gained tenure, as well. It is customary for faculty members to wait six years to apply for tenure, because “usually, the first couple years [the faculty] are trying to get a handle on their teaching,” said Lonnie Guralnick, Interim Dean of CAS. Additionally, according to Article VIII of the Faculty Agreement, “the first six (6) years of full-time employment for tenure track faculty members shall constitute a probationary period.” The faculty members under probation are subject to comprehensive evaluations by other faculty, students, and administrators annually. This includes a self-assessment of their teaching, academic advising, and program development, as well as discipline in appropriate professional activities, and institutional and community services.
When faculty members wish to apply for tenure, they must complete an extensive self-study at the beginning of their sixth year of employment at RWU that includes the reviews from the previous years. Self-assessments are then sent to the Faculty Review Committee (FRC) of the faculty member’s respective college at the university. According to Guralnick, the FRC for CAS is “made up of the department chairs and elected faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences from each division.” FRCs in other schools across the university have a similar hierarchy. “Each school has their own tenure and promotion guidelines,” Guralnick said. “They’re similar across the university within the contract.” According to the Faculty Agreement, the dean of each individual school “shall review all the material available, all reports from the school’s FRC, and prepare a Dean’s Evaluation Report.” The president of the university and the Board of Trustees have final say in the decision to grant tenure and promotion to a faculty member. Students also have an indirect influence on their professors receiving tenure. The Faculty Agreement states that, “The University and its faculty members regularly conduct
ongoing evaluations (such as student course surveys) to enhance the learning experience of students and faculty members.” However, these “student course surveys” are not to be used as the sole measure of teaching effectiveness. “[The FRCs] take those [student surveys] into account. The professors will put in their evaluations compiled over the years, so it’s not just one little snapshot; it’s a whole picture,” Guralnick said. Patch, one of the newlytenured professors, said it is crucial for students to be involved and aware of the tenure process, because it is “good for students to know the status of their faculty members as they’re trying to build relationships,” not just while they’re here for classes, but long-term. “I think it’s important to know that you worked with someone and that they’re going to be around,” Patch said. According to Martland, who also received tenure, faculty members who have conducted extensive research in their field, or who come to RWU with experience from another university, may receive “credit” towards tenure, and apply before the customary six-year mark. Full-time faculty members who are not awarded tenure within the six-year probationary period are terminated from employment, in accordance with the Faculty Agreement.
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New year, new representatives Senate and ICC elect new members into office Amanda Keane Herald Reporter The Student Senate of Roger Williams University and the InterClass Council (ICC) have announced their most recently elected student officials. The new Student Senators are freshmen Karin Beswick, Taylor Provost, Matt Mazzie, and Max Bedrosian. The Class of 2016 officers are President Evan Beck, Vice President Jessica Soares, and Treasurer Alyssa Casciotta. Voting for the Senators was open to the student body, regardless of class, while votes for the Class of 2016 officers were limited to members of the Class of 2016. According to their mission statement, Student Senate aims to be the “advocate of student rights, responsibilities, and opinions.” Student Senate is responsible for hearing the concerns of students and resolving them. They also endorse clubs and organizations on campus. Beswick said she is passionate about the wellbeing of the student body. “I wanted to be on the Student Senate because I wanted to make a difference,” Beswick said. She said she is also excited about being a liaison
between the students and the administration. “I want to be open and available for anyone’s ideas for change or adjustment,” she said. Beswick said she hopes that this year will be the best it can be. ICC is represented by class officers who act as a support system to unify the voices of the classes, according to their website. Their goals are to help keep all programs effective and foster school spirit. They work closely with the Student Senate, administration, and other campus organizations. Beck says he is no stranger to student government, as he was class president for three consecutive years at his high school. “I love being a voice for the students,” Beck said. His thoughts for the freshman class this year involve giving as much back to the students as possible. “We have a limited budget, and I plan to stretch it as much as I can,” Beck said. With a lot of event ideas, such bus trips to Boston and a potential parking pass raffle, the freshman class has a lot of great things to look forward to this year, according to Beck. “We have a lot of things planned; we are really excited for this year.”
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TOP: Faculty and staff show their support by attending the rally.
LEFT: Students lead the rally from in front of the Roger Williams statue.
RALLY: Incident at a party unites students in support of gay rights now, we should be proud,” he said. Foley then invited other members of the community to step inside of the circle and share their thoughts. He was joined by several students who spoke of the need for people to protect their LGBTQ friends and family members. One girl in the circle chanted, “Hey, hey, we are gay! You can’t make us go away.” The incident that Foley
from page A1 and Friedman spoke of campus-wide notification was initially brought about it, which we usually to the attention of the do do, as you know.” university via a Letter to “This is amazing to the Editor in the Sept. see this kind of support 27 issue of The Hawks’ on our campus,” said Herald. Kathleen McMahon, “That [letter] was the first Dean of Students, from that the administration the center of the circle. knew about the specifics “If everybody stands up of the incident or, in against bias incidents fact, that the incident did and hate on this campus, occur,” said John King, they’re not likely to Vice President of Student happen.” Affairs. “Which is why The rally ended with there was not previously a sophomore Aly Dzwill
advocating the Sexual Advocacy for Everyone (SAFE) student club. Senior Charly Snellings, Head of SAFE, said he wanted to emphasize to anyone who feels that they have been a victim of bias or hate on campus to “find a community like SAFE to seek out help. Don’t be silent.”
Safety squad Public Safety proposes new group of student officers Chelsea Boulrisse Herald Contributor Public Safety is working to establish a program in which students would be pseudo-Public Safety officers, increasing campus security and allowing students to have a hand in keeping their campus safe. This initiative, entitled the “Yellow Jackets” program, will consist of either Public Safety interns or campus volunteers wearing bright yellow windbreakers being stationed around campus to ensure that everything is in order, and any potentially dangerous situations are averted. “We are still in the developing stages of the program, but we hope to have it started sometime this semester,” said Steven Melaragno, Director of Public Safety. “We are still trying to figure out things such as how much training our volunteers will be given, as well as how involved they should get in certain situations.” Although student safety is Public Safety’s top priority on campus, the
officers are considerably outnumbered by the student body. Melaragno said he hopes to promote “community policing,” and a higher awareness amongst all students on campus, as well as encourage people on campus to look out for each other a little more. “There are only so many Public Safety officers on staff,” said Officer Fred Comella. “The more eyes and ears we have, the better.” The duties of these yellow-clad watchmen will include escorting students from academic buildings late at night, being stationed in dimlylit spots on campus that may make students feel unsafe, and generally looking out for any type of situation that may present a danger to students. “We are trying to be proactive, as opposed to reactive, in situations on campus,” Comella said. “We usually get called after a situation has happened. With more eyes and ears, we can be more prepared.” One of the big questions is how the student body
is going to react to this group of students acting as officers and having authority over their peers. “One of the goals of this program is to break down the wall between young people and the uniform,” Comella said. Some students, however, feel that there is already plenty of Public Safety presence on campus. “I think that the more people on campus affiliated with Public Safety, the more [there will be] off-campus house parties, which can present more unsafe situations for students to be in,” said sophomore Dante Porrazzo. While the program is still in development stages, Melaragno said that Public Safety has high expectations for the Yellow Jacket program, and believes that it will result in a greater feeling of community on campus. Comella said that he hopes this program will lead to “more people getting involved,” and will “make them a part of the overall safety on campus.”
Please help make Roger Williams University a safer campus for everyone: 1. Speak out: Take a stand and don’t be silent when something happens. Show your support for the target of the incident, hold campus meetings, vigils, marches, etc. Be part of the solution. 2. Be an advocate for people who may be targeted on campus. 3. Take action: Do something. Don’t be afraid to be wrong or to say the wrong thing. It is always the right thing to stand up against hate. 4. Don’t assume that someone else will do it. It is up to all of us to create change on our campus.
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EDITORIAL: Letting the universe run its course
Michelle Lee Features Manager As my 21st birthday festivities came to an end, I laid on my couch in my small town Massachusetts home, recovering and listening to the Third Eye Blind Pandora station. I stared at the ceiling, reflecting on the past 21 years of my life. The number 21 is a relatively small number, but when put into perspective of my life span so far, it seems like a long time. As I sat there and thought about my accomplishments thus far, I couldn’t help but ask if my life is headed the way I want it to go, and have
I been doing everything I wanted to do? As a senior, the question I’ve been hearing a lot is: “What are your plans for after graduation?” This question is usually followed up by me having a small inner panic attack, because I just don’t know. I’m lucky to have found a major that I love and enjoy, one that I could see myself working in one day, but sadly, sometimes, I can’t answer the question. Over the past year, I’ve been working on my English Literature senior thesis, dissecting the Toy Story series, and slowly crushing my own childhood dreams that perhaps the movies’ message of family values
isn’t so accurate after all. Every week, I meet with my professor, and every time, she has to give me
I send to a guy, and I most definitely think that every piece of writing I produce is never good enough.
I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, even if I don’t find out why until later. So why do I doubt every one of my actions? the same advice. She tells me to “trust myself ” with my writing, and my thoughts, and for some reason, I find difficulty doing this. The simple act of trusting myself is something I’ve had difficulty with over the past few years. I second-guess my outfit every morning, every text
I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I’ve come to discover that the important events in my life that have happened did happen for a reason, even if I don’t find out why until later. So why do I doubt every one of my actions? Recently, events in my
From the editors
In the Sept. 27 issue of The Hawks’ Herald, a student informed both peers and administrators about a bias incident that happened to a gay individual at a party at Almeida via a Letter to the Editor in The Hawks’ Herald. This letter ignited a campus uproar.
Following the letter’s publication, people all over campus have been talking about the incident, posting flyers, publishing their opinions online, and even rallying in support of their lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) peers. While The Hawks’ Herald fully accepts students of all sexual orientations and makes every effort to support them, we can’t stop asking
one major question: why now, Roger Williams University?
Bias incidents and hate crimes are not new to our campus. RWU has had five in the last year alone. People have drawn swastikas on other students’ property, called each other racial slurs, sexually harassed one another, and, worst of all, remained silent at times when they should have been the loudest. In fact, one student felt so threatened by an incident of hate last semester that she chose to withdraw from the university. Let us be clear, RWU. It’s not that we think these incidents of hate are unworthy of attention or serious repercussions. We don’t. Rather, we feel that they should all
life have made me realize I need to get out of this mindset of not being good enough and finally let all my insecurities go. I need to stop worrying about what others think or what my future career will be and let life run its course. Next week, I’ll hopefully have a completed draft of my thesis, and I plan on sending it with a smile. I’ve put too many tears and too much sweat into that paper to not be proud of my accomplishment. And that goes for all of my past and future accomplishments to come, as well. My lazy Saturday reflection of myself didn’t just end with my mother
yelling at me for falling asleep. It ended with me having some newfound confidence. Today, when I put my outfit on, I felt good, and when I sat down to write my thesis, yes, I’ll admit, a little part of me wanted to cry from this week’s stress, but I didn’t, and I persevered through the last few pages. When I send out the complete rough draft, I’ll hit the send button and feel OK with what I have just sent. And the next time someone asks me what I plan on doing after graduation, I’ll take a deep breath, honestly say, “I don’t know,” and trust myself that it will all work out.
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be treated equally. All incidents should have students as incensed as this one does. The increased awareness and discussions about students’ rights have been pivotal for a campus that is often accused of lacking in diversity. Why is it so easy to continually turn a blind eye to hate and the pain of others when it doesn’t appear in print?
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In this regard, the campus community is just as guilty as the perpetrators for not having said something or done something in response to previous incidents. It seems that the biggest crime of all is not speaking up and getting involved.
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Letters to the Editor: Incident at Almeida To the Editor: Many members of the RWU community have had questions and concerns about the September 27th letter to the editor describing a potential bias incident at Almeida the weekend before. First, let me say that every bias incident on campus concerns me greatly. I believe that we all need to work to create an atmosphere here where bias is not tolerated. Although privacy laws prevent me from commenting on the specific case under investigation, I can assure you all that my staff and I have been reviewing incident reports on the Almeida incident, as well as interviewing staff and students who may have first-hand knowledge of what happened. Iâ€™d like to take this opportunity to share with the RWU community how the Division of Student Affairs responds to high-level situationsâ€” bias incidents, sexual assaults, physical assaults, or any threat to a person on campusâ€”when they are brought to our
attention. Most of the time, a situation is brought to our attention when a student reports to an RA or Public Safety Officer (though sometimes RAs or Public Safety are witnesses themselves). Our staff (both student and professional) are trained to deescalate the situation, make sure all parties are safe, and document everything they see and hear. When the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards receives a report, professional staff quickly determine a plan of action. The first step is almost always to contact the alleged victim to make sure that they are all right (offering resources such as counseling, health services etc.), get their perspective about what happened, and ask them what they would like to do (do they want to file a complaint?). If there is a campus safety issue, we may offer a relocation of living space. Sometimes, however, we feel that the university has a responsibility to the community to investigate a situation even when a victim chooses not to
file a complaint. This is often the case with bias incidents, which can affect more than one individual victim and have an impact on our campus community as a whole. Investigations begin immediately upon notification of an incident: in the days that follow, we interview witnesses, gather information, and discuss whether there is evidence suggesting that a particular individual may be responsible. If so, the Conduct Office charges the student with a violation. Serious violations often involve a University Disciplinary Hearing where a decision is rendered. Sanctions for bias incidents may range from a simple warning to educational projects, removal from housing, suspension, or even expulsion. This is what we mean when we say that bias is not tolerated at RWU: every effort is made to protect the safety and dignity of every member of our diverse community. In my eight years at this University, I have been continually impressed with the care and diligence that the RWU
staff puts into the work of investigating and handling these high-level situations. It is not uncommon for staff to speak or meet in the middle of the night to determine a plan of action for the care of our students. Priorities get shuffled and schedules get rearranged to make sure that our response is immediate and sensitive to student needs. As co-chair of the Bias Response Team and Dean of Students at RWU, I have been glad to see a dialogue develop in response to last weekâ€™s letter to the editor. Students need to be concerned about issues of disrespect and intolerance and should get involved in what happens in their community. All RWU community members have a responsibility to stand up to acts of bias and assault and to intervene. We all have to work together to make this campus a safe, inclusive community that is welcoming to all types of people. - Kathleen McMahon, Ed.D. Dean of Students and Co-Chair of Bias Response Team
To the Editor: After reading the recent letter in this paper from Mackenzie Brennan, I felt compelled to write to our community here at RWU. It is with admiration that I say how courageous Mackenzie was to protest and defend her friend, who had opened up to a group of peers in admitting he was gay. I can imagine the shock and dismay of this poor individual who most likely felt he was in a safe enough haven to be honest and to be himself. It was indeed unfortunate that those other students were
not able to understand, and their own fearful emotions got the better of them in taunting this brave young man. My own reactions to this incident are mixed between anger and sadness. I still sometimes think naively that we as a community have come to accept those among us who may be different. It is very natural in our smaller and larger worlds, to see that there are many people of different sexual persuasions, different than our own choices. This is life. Such harmful incidents still surprise me
and thatâ€™s where the anger comes from, and then the sadness to think we are still somewhat stuck in the dark ages. Clearly, we still have some work to do. I would suggest that constructive steps be considered by all involved as a means of healing and remedy. We have Counselors here in our community to oversee a workshop, or a series of open discussions, where strengths and fears may be freely and safely exchanged. It is imperative to oneâ€™s own growth and maturity
of character to show tolerance of others, which inevitably may lead to some real understanding, and ultimately exhibit respect of differences. My mixed emotions do give way to a sense of hope and optimism that respect will win out. Such a tense incident becomes an opportunity to consider our thoughts and reactions of differences, and to do something truly worthy of pursuing: a safe and tolerant community here at RWU. - Stephan Brigidi Humanities
To whom it may concern: Many of you may be aware of the recent bias incident that happened in Almeida. No college or university wants to see bias incidents or hate crimes happen on their campus. But hate happens, and it can affect those on the receiving end and people who witness it for a very long time. EVERY YEAR more than half a million college students are targets of bias slurs or physical assaults. EVERY DAY at least one hate crime occurs on a college campus. RWU is not immune to bias...no college or university is. It isnâ€™t right, and it doesnâ€™t have to keep happening. This isnâ€™t the first time we have seen this here and unless we act now it will not be the last. Every student, regardless of their social identity, should feel free to be 100% of who they are in every campus community at RWU. We ask you, students of RWU, what are you willing to accept on your campus? Your voice and your actions matter. This is the time for change. We need to learn to better celebrate the diversity we have on this campus and in the world around us. More importantly, we need to learn tolerance and genuine acceptance of everyone in our community. When events like this happen we all need to come together to talk about them, to support one another and to make it clear that we donâ€™t want our campus to be a place of hatred and prejudice. We are a diverse campus, though at first glance it doesnâ€™t always look like it. For many of us, every day is a celebration of our own individuality; and it should be. Weâ€™re united
by the idea that we are all RWU, yet we are all different. It is these differences that make our unity all the more powerful. This is a call to all of the members of the RWU community - but especially to our student body. At moments like this, it is imperative for the student body to make it clear that we do not accept hate on our campus. We need to express our outrage whenever a student is threatened or made to feel unwelcome simply on the basis of their identity. We, as one University need to stand up, break the silence and stop accepting the idea that everything is fine the way it is. If youâ€™re thinking, what can I do about it? Well, if youâ€™re still reading this letter, then there is at least a small spark in you that feels compelled by this bias. Here are some steps that you can take as a conscious RWU student to create change: 1. Speak out: Take a stand and donâ€™t be silent when something happens. Show your support for the target of the incident, hold campus meetings, vigils, marches, etc. Be part of the solution. 2. Be an advocate for people who may be targeted on campus. 3. Take action: Do something. Donâ€™t be afraid to be wrong or to say the wrong thing. It is always the right thing to stand up against hate. 4. Donâ€™t assume someone else will do it. It is up to all of us to create change on our campus. - Respectfully, Sustained Dialogue, MSU, SAFE, The Bias Response Team, RWU Student Senate
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Brady wins latest installment of Brady-Manning rivalry Conner Lahey Herald Reporter Tom Brady walked off the field in Foxboro, Mass. Sunday after a 3121 win against the Denver Broncos and his longtime rival Peyton Manning. Brady is now 9-4 in his career against Manning, and the Patriots raised their record to 3-2 this season after analysts predicted them possibly going undefeated, thanks to the league’s easiest schedule. Stevan Ridley, the Patriots’ second-year running back, had a great day, rushing for 151 yards on 28 carries. The consistent running game this season has made it easier for Brady, who last year was second in passing yards with over 5,000. On Sunday, Brady did not have an explosive offensive performance, but played extremely efficiently. Brady completed 23 of his 31 passes for 223 yards
After another heated battle vs. bitter rivals, Brady once again comes out on top. and one touchdown pass (he also had a rushing touchdown). The Patriots scored first with 3:08 left in the first
quarter on a Brady pass to Wes Welker. Welker also had a big day, with 13 catches for 104 yards. Manning led his
own drive and tied the game with a touchdown pass. The Patriots then took control, going on a 24-0 run, leading in
the third quarter 31-7. Manning lead two more drives in the third and fourth quarter, giving
the Broncos two more touchdowns to bring the game within reach at 3121. On the Patriots’ next drive, Ridley fumbled, and the Broncos gained possession to set the stage for Manning to work his magic. Manning then threw a 28-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas, which put them on the Patriots’ 14-yard line. With the Patriots defense performing poorly in the fourth quarter this season, and against one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, many assumed it was only a matter of time before the Patriots would crumble. Not this time. Two plays after, Willis McGahee fumbled, and the Patriots’ Jermaine Cunningham recovered the ball at the Patriots’ 11-yard line with 3:42 to play. The Patriots held on to win in what could be one of the final games of the legendary BradyManning rivalry.
As QB Sanchez SOCCER: Late goal downs Salve struggles, is it Tebow Time for the Jets?
Patrick George Herald Reporter
The New York Jets have been one of the top stories in the NFL due to a backup quarterback. The acquisition of Tim Tebow has had analysts and football fans stirring. With each falter provided by Mark Sanchez, the more likely we will see Tebow start a game. Is Tebow really the answer to the prayers of Jets fans? But along with the quarterback controversy, there lies other problems within the organization. For starters, renown shut-down cornerback Darrelle Revis tore his ACL in week three and will not play for the rest of the season. He is unquestionably the team’s best player and game-changer. When you look at the offense, there is no playmaker to begin with, regardless of which quarterback starts. Shonn Greene has been a disappointment this year, making the Jets rank 25th in rushing yards per game. Also, the Jets wide receivers are, let’s just say, anonymous. With Santonio Holmes out for the season, the receiving roles have been filled by Jeremy Kerley and Chaz Schillens. To highlight the bitterness and chaos of the Jets season thus far, let’s take a look at their Monday night game against the Houston Texans. In football, when your offense fails to produce yards or any momentum whatsoever, the team’s defense is going
to struggle from being on the field too long. If there was anything positive to say about the Jets, it was their special teams, thanks to kickoff return by Joe McKnight. They also shut down the explosiveness of Andre Johnson. But Arian Foster kept the ball moving for the Texans, and finished the game with 152 yards on 29 carries. In fact, Foster finished the game with more carries than all the Jets rushers combined, and had just as many carries as Sanchez had passing attempts. That shows how hapless the Jets are at sustaining drives. The Jets managed to stay alive in the game, as it all came down to Mark Sanchez and the offense with three and a half minutes to go. I’m sure anyone watching the game was thinking: “Tebow Time!” But Sanchez came in and threw for a first down, only to be followed by a tipped pass and a gamesealing interception. For all the hullaballoo in the media that covers the Jets QB debacle, it takes more than a quarterback to lead a team to the promise land. Tebow can’t fix the holes on defense or provide the offense with the spark it really needs. Tebow can’t bring in better wide receivers or make Greene step up. One thing that’s for certain, however, is that Sanchez’s job is on the line this season. To quote Rex Ryan, “Let’s go get a goddamn snack,” because Jets fans have to sit back and munch for a long season.
Tim Tebow makes a “throw” for the N.Y. Jets
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Freshman Darren McCall celebrates goal.
from page A8 one thing is for sure in on what would have been a RWU-Salve Regina the go-ahead goal on a contest, it’s that no lead three-man breakaway for is safe. Sure enough, the Salve Regina. Seahawks cut the deficit The story of the first in half when midfielder and second overtime Andrew Chenard finished periods were missed off a header from his opportunities, most teammate right outside notably for RWU, when the net. Down by just surefire goals had a habit a goal and smelling of sliding by the posts and blood in the water, the flying over the crossbar. Salve Regina offense When the game looked was relentless. After like it was headed for a tie, stringing several attacking freshman Darren McCall possessions together, found just enough space Chenard scored his second between a couple of goal of the game, putting defenders to fire home the in the equalizing goal game-winning goal. in the 87th minute on a With this win, the volley over the Hawks’ men’s soccer team seized goalie, Tom Mangels. control of first place in With seven minutes to go the CCC, and will look to before overtime, Mangels maintain their numberarguably made the biggest one position with just save of the year for RWU, four games left before the when he guessed correctly playoffs begin.
Women’s soccer loses 2-1 vs Wesleyan Tom Jackson Herald Contributor After scoring early against the Hawks last Wednesday, the Wesleyan Cardinals maintained the lead until the end to beat the red-hot RWU women’s soccer team by a score of 2-1. According to junior defender Tory Benoit, the loss wasn’t due to poor play. “We worked really hard,” Benoit said. “It was one of our best games of the season.” The Lady Hawks went down a goal early in the first half on a header by Wesleyan’s freshman midfielder Beth Alexion, and were unable to make a comeback despite great hustle and determined play. Sophomore defender Katy Hardt broadened the Cardinals’ lead to 2-0 midway through the second half, on an assist from senior forward Laura Kurash. The Hawks kept fighting until the game was over. With 1.9 seconds remaining in regulation, junior midfielder Katie Lydon stepped up for a penalty shot after a lategame foul. Although the game may have been out of reach by that point, Lydon knocked the penalty shot in, ruining the chance of a Cardinals shutout. After play reset in the middle of the field, the Cardinals merely kicked the ball forward toward goalkeeper Stephanie Jaques as the buzzer sounded, ending the game in a 2-1 loss for
the Hawks. “We moved the ball well we just couldn’t score,” said junior forward Hannah Noel. “Overall, I think we outplayed [Wesleyan] and if we keep playing this way, we’ll dominate the rest of our conference games.” The Hawks managed to outshoot the Cardinals by 15 shots, but to no avail. Among all the tough conditions, including the torrential rain at the start of play, the clock ultimately prevented the girls from continuing
their great play, which had continued over the past couple weeks. The Hawks came into last night’s game on a hot streak, winning four of their last five games, the other coming as a 1-1 tie against rival Salve Regina. Jaques had many impressive saves, keeping the score from getting lopsided. The Hawks hope to bounce back from Wednesday’s loss against conference rival Gordon College this Saturday at noon. The girls have been
virtually unstoppable in conference play this year, and remain unbeaten with only one tie. With conference playoffs on the horizon, the Hawks are certainly the team to beat as the girls once again try to claim the CCC title. “We’re definitely peaking right in time for the postseason,” Benoit said. Come catch the Hawks’ next home game Wednesday against Western New England University. Kickoff is 4 p.m.
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Freshman Mariah Kaiser battles for ball yesterday against Wesleyan.
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NFL referees agree to new contract through 2019
Nick Schwalbert Herald Contributor
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Flag Football going hard on the gridiron
INTRAMURALS: T-shirt motivation enough to go hard from page A8 The competitive league between the opposing creates an entirely teams. Greelis and Calabro different level of play. laughed about how they “It’s really just more “talk a lot of trash” during fun,” Greelis said, the competitive basketball acknowledging how league. However, all serious they take their athletes agreed no big games. issues ever arise from the “The level of the game intramural games, and is just more suitable,” the most would be your agreed Greelis’ teammate typical friendly-shove Casey Calabro, a senior to antagonize the ball and talented athlete at handler, which seems to RWU who is involved in be accepted by all. many intramural leagues, In discussing any flareincluding flag football ups or disputes between and basketball. the teams, Kelly said, “I What drives this don’t read too much into competition? The T-shirt. it … it all comes back to The T-shirt marks the the fact that people take it height and goal of every seriously, which is good.” RWU athlete’s career: But despite the evident Intramural Champion. competitive emphasis, “I’ve had students come intramurals ultimately up to me saying they allow athletes to do what couldn’t make the finals they love: play the game. [game], but their team “Intramurals gives me won, and asking, ‘Can I a chance to go out and still get my shirt?’” Kelly play a competitive sport,” said. He explained how Sefton said. “That’s what students thrive on winning I really miss from high the championship T-shirt. school.” Kelly said they make Athletes can continue to the T-shirts in different be involved and have the colors, as many of the opportunity to play sports repeat champions want on campus. If these to make sure to gather as athletes want to give many different colors as themselves a concussion possible to represent and for a chance for their team differentiate between all to win the gray T-shirt, the times they were the then play on, and play champions. hard. The students entirely Even with the agree with craze of the importance of T-shirt, as the back of the competition, the athletes shirt itself boasts, “It’s all identify with the essential about the T-shirt.” aspects of being able to When asked if he’d ever play intramural sports on won a championship for a team with their friends the league, senior Mikey at RWU. Silinonte responded not “It’s great to be a part of with the number of titles something,” Greelis said. he’s won or by saying he And Calabro agreed, indeed was a champion. acknowledging the His response was, “We’ve quintessential role his got two T-shirts.” teammates play in the Many of the athletes intramural games. talk about the “scruffs” “It’s great to be on a during the games or the team again,” Calabro said. small “pushing matches”
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After three of the most horrific weeks in NFL history, the referee lockout finally came to end. The referee’s union and the upper board members of the NFL came to an agreement at midnight on Thursday, Sept. 27, the date of the first game back for the real refs. The refs returned to a Thursday night game with the Cleveland Browns squaring off against the Baltimore Ravens, and received a standing ovation from the crowd. Fans across the sports-watching nation were pleased to see that the NFL season would be once again watchable thanks to return of the professional referees. Fans all across America were outraged by the replacement refs, reaching its breaking point on Monday night’s miscall in the matchup between the Seahawks and the Packers. On the final play of the game, a replacement ref ruled that a Hail Mary pass by Russell Wilson was caught by Seattle’s Golden Tate. Meanwhile, the back judge ruled it
an interception by Green Bay’s M.D. Jennings. After the two conversed, it was ruled a touchdown that won the game for the Seahawks. The replay, however, showed that Tate never had possession and Jennings clearly intercepted the pass. Regardless, the league stood by the official’s call. The league was at its tipping point. Roger Goodell and the rest of the board members of the NFL couldn’t sit by and watch it take place any longer: the replacement refs had to go. After two days of talks, with Goodell leading the negotiations, the two sides came to an agreement of an eightyear deal ending in the 2017 season. This deal includes an $18,000 pay increase per official through 2017 and increasing to more than $219,000 in the 2019 season. There will also be a partial match on behalf of the NFL board on any additional contribution that an official makes to his 401(k) account. In total figures, the refs were looking at a pay increase from $149,000 in 2011 to $173,000 in 2013, which would climb to $205,000
NFL Referees finally return to save season. in 2019. “Our Board of Directors has unanimously approved taking this proposed CBA to the membership for a ratification vote. We are glad to be getting back on the field for this week’s games,” said Scott Green, president of the NFL Referees Association. The eight-year contract agreement is the longest ever between the referees’ union and the NFL. The NFL has safely secured its return for at least another eight years. But even after the agreement was made, there was still one question; would theses refs, who had been out of commission for four weeks of the preseason and three weeks of the actual season, be ready to return? Most of the
refs had not worked any NFL games since week 17 of the 2011 season, which is a long time for these guys to have been out of the game. Everyone was excited that an agreement reached, but now came the question of efficiency. That question was answered on the first game of the year for them, though, when the refs took the field for the first time this season, and picked up just where they left off Despite the terrible calls and the frustrating start to the NFL’s season, viewership and ticket purchases are just as high as ever. With the old, experienced refs back in place, America can rest knowing that their game is once again safe.
Women’s tennis rolls to first round victory of the CCC playoffs vs. Salve Regina Clayton Durant Herald Contributor With the regular season coming to an end, the Roger Williams University women’s tennis team has been very impressive throughout the season. In the second to last match of the year, RWU faced Wentworth. Lauren Schmidt and Hillary Dutton didn’t drop a single set in their singles matches. Dutton and Schmidt both won their singles matches 6-0, 6-0. Olivia Hilton had a phenomenal singles match, winning her fifth straight by defeating Val Maccarone 6-2, 6-2. RWU came out of the gate strong, and it really showed, winning the match put the Hawks in a good position facing their rival Salve Regina University. Salve Regina had a strong record this year coming into the match. Right off the bat, RWU came out playing very well. In the doubles matches, Dutton and Tracy Klein combined to win 8-2 over the number-one doubles team of Salve Regina. Hilton and Alexandra
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Tracy Klein digs deep for a ground ball. Reilly also teamed up to take the victory in the number-three doubles, winning 8-6. Overall, the season-ending game showed RWU is a force to be reckoned with this year for the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship. Hilton ended the season with her best singles season as a Hawk, going 7-1 and with a team high singles winning percentage of .825. In the same day,
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Klein won her 36th singles match, which helped place her seventh on the list for most singles all-time wins in school history. Klein also collected her 37th doubles win, which tied her for fifth most all-time wins in doubles matches in school history. After the win over Salve Regina, RWU emerged as the third seed coming into CCC Tournament. In the CCC Tournament,
RWU came in to face conference rival Salve Regina again. Coming off a win on Salve last match, RWU felt confident they could take care of business and move to the next round. In doubles play, RWU had another strong showing. The duo of Klein and Samantha Curran took the doubles match 8-1. Dutton and Adriana Maconochie also won their doubles match 8-1. Finally, the last win came from Alexandra Brown and Schmidt, winning 8-1. Playing well in doubles, RWU took the momentum they gained into the singles matches. Curran took it to Salve Regina’s Ana Gwozdz, playing great tennis. She was able to place the ball well, and her serves were dominate and on spot all match. Curran won the match 6-0, 6-1. Finally, Schmidt played another great singles match. She was on spot with all her serves and returns, eventually winning 6-0, 6-1. Winning the match over Salve Regina put RWU into the next round, waiting to face the second-seeded Endicott College in the semifinals.
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In intramurals, it’s all about the T-shirt
Kristen Giddings Herald Contributor
The shouting and cheers resonated across the Roger Williams University campus as the team stormed the field, celebrating their victory and triumph. Yet, despite first impressions from the immensity of the noise, this game wasn’t for the men’s varsity soccer finals or the women’s field hockey title. The liveliness and vigor of these players was incited by something entirely different. This game was for pride. This game was for being one step closer to the T-shirt. This game was for intramural flag football. “The competiveness of [intramural] football is a 10/10,” said senior Justin Greelis, a regular to the intramural sports leagues at RWU, including playing for flag football and basketball. “We want to win.” Intramural sports have a vibrant life on the RWU campus, and fierce competition is surely no stranger to the games. For many of the sports and leagues offered on campus, the students take the games very seriously. The flag football playoffs might as well be the playoffs for the Super Bowl. Marty Kelly, Coordinator of Intramurals at RWU, spoke about how competitive the games truly are. “Sometimes a little too competitive,” he said with a smile. Kelly knows the players treat these games very seriously, serious enough for one flag football player to walk away from a game this season with a concussion.
To these players, the games in intramurals are far more than just something fun to do with their Tuesday night. Many of the leagues consist of extremely talented athletes who take pride in the sport that they play. “Intramurals give an outlet for students who played sports in high school,” Kelly said. “They can continue the athletic experience without the full-time commitment.” The full-time commitment Kelly is speaking about is reserved for those students who choose to play a sport at the varsity level at RWU. He cited how substantial the difference is between playing intramural sports and varsity sports, focusing primarily on the level of commitment and different mind-set varsity athletes have. However, Kelly also added that from “a talent standpoint, [there are] many kids that could make the team.” So, those still highlytalented athletes that do not play at the varsity level turn to intramurals, because, with intramurals, they can fulfill their yearning for competition, but also keep their Friday nights free. There are many different reasons why athletes choose to stick to intramurals, and they certainly are happy with their decision. Casey Sefton, a senior at RWU, truly enjoys playing in a variety of different intramurals sports on campus, and is currently playing volleyball. He talked about how intramurals let him “focus on a lot of different sports instead of just one,”
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Flag football lineman Sean Davis prepares for the action last week in a match at Bayside. opposing how varsity athletes must concentrate heavily on a single sport. “I just don’t have enough time to play a varsity sport,” Sefton said. RWU offers intramural sports for both the fall and spring semesters, with a wide range of sports available. The sports offered include flag football, outdoor
soccer, beach volleyball, 5v5 outdoor basketball, 3v3 indoor basketball, dodgeball, indoor volleyball, indoor soccer, floor hockey, and softball. Many of the sports are split up into two different leagues: the recreational league and the competitive league. The recreational league, although still surprisingly competitive,
is more casual and played for fun. The competitive league, however, draws in a different crowd. The competitive league is made up of the exhigh school, three-season varsity athletes who are still bloodthirsty for competition. These players will be the ones diving Supermanstyle onto the turf field to
catch the football thrown just out of reach. These are the players pacing back and forth on the sidelines screaming to their teammates to make the right play. These are the players ignoring the “flag” in flag football, and instead going for the full tackle.
VBALL: Team gets ‘back on track’
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Men’s Soccer celebrates in front of their home crowd last night at the Bayside Fields.
Soccer wins double OT thriller vs. Salve
Herald Contributor Last night’s contest was the game the Roger Williams University men’s soccer team circled on their calendar as soon as the schedule was released: a home match against instate conference rival Salve Regina University. While their annual matchup is always one that both teams look forward to playing, their game had more implications than either team might have thought going into the season. On the line, besides bragging rights, of course, was a spot atop the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) standings, as well as
holding an all-important tiebreaker for playoff seeding. The game lived up to the hype and then some, as RWU won 3-2 with a minute to go in double overtime. As expected in this heavyweight bout, the action got off to a quick start, with both sides looking to make the first strike. The Hawks dodged a bullet in the opening seconds of the match when a Salve Regina goal was taken away on a close offside call by the official. After the initial missed opportunity by the Seahawks, RWU juiced up their defense and pitched an impressive shutout in the first half. On the offensive side of
the ball, it was clear the men’s soccer team was looking for their leading scorer Trevor Hoxsie early and often. The Salve Regina defense did what they could to contain Hoxsie by collapsing the defense on him when he received the ball. However, if there was one thing Salve Regina could not contain in the first half, it was the speed of Daniel Caruso. By causing havoc on the left side of the field and creating open space for himself with his blow-by quickness, Caruso was able to find the back of the net twice. At the 11’ mark, Hoxsie corralled a clear from defenseman Kamali Webson and sent
a brilliant through-ball to Caruso, who split two defenders and put in the first goal of the match. Less than two minutes later, the junior forward scored again when a Seahawk defenseman misplayed his shot from outside the 18-yard box. It was clear from his postgame interview that Caruso wanted none of the spotlight. “The second goal was luck,” Caruso said. “The first one was just great team play -- everybody just making great passes and Hoxsie put a great ball in.” The Hawks took a 2-0 lead in halftime, but if
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from page A1 weeks left in the season, to MIT. They then lost to it’s a great honor to put Bowdoin and Wellesley your name at the top of the next day, and only the assists column for a managed to take one pretty good program.” set in their three losses. The Hawks now sit at RWU followed the poor 14-9 on the season after showing by getting swept facing the third toughest by Emerson. The Hawks schedule in the region held a team meeting thus far. Despite their following the loss, and got somewhat lackluster back on track. record thus far, RWU is “We kind of got ourselves still 7-0 at home and 5-0 refocused on doing the in Commonwealth Coast fundamentals, and that Conference (CCC) play. was going to get us to the The win over Wentworth wins,” Loche said. marked their 29th straight “You just got to have home win, dating back to a short memory; you’re 2005. only as good as what Senior captain Kelsee you’re doing right now,” Loche believes the team Somera said. is starting to get on the Since the four straight right track. “I think we’re losses, RWU is 5-2, and getting better,” she said. finally feel comfortable “We’re getting to where with where they’re at this we need to be. You always season. want to peak at the end “We’ve tinkered with our of the season, and I think lineups a lot during those that’s exactly where we weeks, just to kind of feel are, coming into the last things out,” Somera said. couple games of the regular “They weren’t conference season and conference matches, but they were championships.” good teams that we got to Somera shares similar play against, so we used sentiments. “I know this those matches to kind of team is used to probably see what we might start winning a little bit more, working towards at the but we’re playing a much end of the season.” better schedule, so I think Unfortunately for the were in a good place,” he Hawks, they only have said. “Everyone’s getting one more home match better, especially the of the season, but they bottom half of our lineup, are set to be the first seed which is making our gym in the CCC Tournament environment a lot more and gain home court competitive.” advantage if they remain At the end of undefeated in CCC play. September, the Hawks With the tournament started to stumble at a set to begin on Oct. 30, tournament hosted by the RWU will begin the first Massachusetts Institute part of their goals this of Technology (MIT). season by attempting to After winning their first win their fourth straight match of the day against CCC Championship. Brandeis, the Hawks fell
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On Mondays, they wear pink
Popular Bristol eatery backs breast cancer awareness with good taste Jessi Graves Herald Contributor October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of this, Leo’s Ristorante in Bristol is showing their support straight through your stomach. Beginning Oct. 8, the restaurant will feature a special “PINK menu,” which will be offered every Monday throughout the month of October. “We are very excited about our PINK menu, and are confident that our close relationship with the
RWU community will help this event be a huge success,” said Gina Rigby, the co-manager of Leo’s Ristorante. The menu, true to the theme, will consist of a wide array of pinkcolored drinks, meals, and desserts. A portion of all profits on these days will be donated to the local Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. “We chose to support this particular breast cancer foundation because it is one of the most popular in all of Rhode Island,” Rigby said. “They
do some amazing work.” Created in 2004, the research foundation is in memory of Gloria Gemma, a mother of nine children who tragically lost her battle with the disease in 2002. Established and run by Gloria’s eldest daughter, the Rhode Island-based foundation has been aiding local breast cancer victims and their families for almost eight years. Rigby, along with Leo’s co-manager Paul Mancieri, recently came up with the idea of their PINK menu, and are currently in the process of
distributing posters and flyers around Bristol to get the word out. Emily Masseo, a Roger Williams University senior and waitress at Leo’s Ristorante, believes that going pink will prove to be prosperous. “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer. This is an opportunity to show your support for a great cause, and also get a delicious meal out of it!” Masseo said. Masseo recently created a Facebook event in order to inform the RWU community about the
upcoming menu. She applauds its helpfulness in reaching out to friends, family members, and peers in order to spread the word. As of press time, the Facebook invite had been extended to over 1,000 people. Rigby says that students can expect a variety of delicious options on Leo’s PINK menu, including specialty drinks, such as Cosmopolitans and a custom pink wine, as well as pink dinner options, like salmon, shrimp scampi, and lobster bisque, as well as lobster macaroni and cheese.
Rigby explains that, after enjoying a meal served by a staff wearing all-pink ensembles, guests will also have the option to write the name of a loved one battling breast cancer on a pink paper heart provided by the restaurant. “We will hang these hearts throughout the restaurant after each day,” Rigby said. “We want them to be a symbol of hope and remembrance of all those affected by breast cancer.”
Back to basics: the color wheel
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Sofia Giovannello Herald Reporter This week, we are taking it back to elementary school. Ever heard of the color wheel? I am going to reintroduce you to this wonderful concept and show you how it is applied in the fashion world a lot more often than you may think! Color is one of the most important elements in an outfit. It is a detail that can truly make or break an outfit; not many other things in fashion have that sort of power. Amazing pieces paired with the wrong color combinations can totally destroy the look and value of a piece. But that doesn’t mean we should be scared away
from colors and revert to pairing everything with neutrals. Rather than being afraid of bright, fun colors, master the color wheel and rock them with confidence! The color wheel starts out with the three primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. These are the only colors that can’t be made by adding or mixing other colors together. Combining the three primary colors create all of the other colors (duh). Primary colors can be worn together in an outfit (small doses, please), but beware of looking a bit too much like one of Mondrian’s art pieces. These are called triad colors, which are colors that are equidistant from
one another on the color wheel. Colors like red/ yellow/blue and orange/ green/violet are triad color combinations. This can be difficult to pull off, but works well in outfits with multiple layers. They’re also great when using the colors as accent pieces. Then, there are three secondary colors: green, orange, and violet, which are created by combining two primary colors together (again, duh). Each is directly opposite a primary color on the wheel, which would make the pair known as complementary colors. This can be used to make
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your living room for an explosive experience. Set in a nuclear submarine, “Last Resort” explores morality and society while searching for balance and examining how the two conflict. After questioning orders to launch nuclear weapons at Pakistan, the submarine’s captain, Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher), and his crew are attacked by the U.S. Navy and left for dead. As the plot develops, it is established that there is trouble in America, as conspiracies and political chaos begin to divide the nation. Chaplin, in an attempt to bring out the attacker and become an example of a citizen taking power away from the government, sets up base on a remote island. There, he threatens to launch nukes at anyone who comes close to the island. Right off the bat, this is an intense and gripping
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premise. It is about questioning society, which many believe doesn’t happen enough. This is about morality not lining up with society. This show’s flow is effortless. Like the submarine itself, it steadily glides through the first hour without turbulence and stays convicted toward its goal. The characters work well together and the pilot made clear who the main faces were and set them up well, so we have a clear understanding of what to expect. We know who to root for, and we know who to look out for. Chaplin delivers one of the most chilling monologues that I have heard in a while. His terrifying seriousness and dominating presence make his character live up to fictional legends like Atticus Finch (To Kill A
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Tacking up with RWU’s polo club
Kinsey Janke Features Editor The wide expanse of green grass is pockmarked with hoof indentations of horses past. The field is vividly colored, a portrait done in Technicolor, with hues of greens and blues and reds. The sport of polo dates back to the fifth century B.C., in the country of Persia, but Roger Williams University is rebooting the tradition, making it new again. Fifteen minutes to the south, across the Mt. Hope Bridge and down into Portsmouth, R.I. lies Glen Farm Stables, a beautiful piece of property built in 1907. Run now by lifelong equestrian Ted Torrey, the farm offers a multitude of different horse disciplines, ranging from jumping to dressage to polo. Torrey, a decorated equestrian, has roots that go deep into the world of horses, and he lends his impressive résumé to RWU. “He’s like the horse master,” said Lenny Carlucci, a senior and the captain of the RWU polo team. Torrey is beginning his second year as the school’s equestrian coach, having led them to one of their best finishes in recent school history during the 2011-2012 campaign. During the early 2000s, he worked as the Director of Horsemanship at the Valley Forge
Military Academy out of Wayne, Penn., where he helped the polo team win three consecutive Interscholastic Regional Tournament titles. “I coached polo for a long time, and there were kids who wanted to play,” Torrey said of his desire to support the blossoming club. “To have a team, you have to have a club to begin with.” Carlucci, an avid member of the RWU equestrian team, jumped at the chance to create the polo club after a discussion with Torrey himself. While RWU polo is still only a club, it boasts a Student Senate budget, and has a burgeoning interest on the RWU campus. Carlucci’s interest in the sport goes well beyond its aesthetic appeal. “I’ve never rode a horse in my life ‒ never even seen one before sophomore year here,” said Carlucci. “[But] I wanted to be able to say, in the future, that back in college, I played polo.” A native of Fairfield, Conn., Carlucci’s lack of equine influence is surprising, but hasn’t stopped him from diving headfirst into the club. His passion sparked Torrey’s own, and Torrey instantly started setting up matches for the school after Carlucci’s initial interest. Polo itself is played professionally in 16 countries, but isn’t
recognized as an Olympic sport, despite its close cousin equestrian being one of the stars of the summer games. A typical game lasts about two hours, and is divided into periods, which in polo are referred to as “chukkers.” Even though polo seems like an equestrian-only sport, the members of the team stress that it truly is
she admits she has never had much experience when it comes to polo. “I was the person who put the red ribbon on their horse’s tail so no one would go near you,” she said. “So I don’t know what it’s like to have a horse running against you.” In intercollegiate play, polo is run much like
I’ve never rode a horse in my life — never even seen one before sophomore year here. But I wanted to be able to say, in the future, that back in college, I played polo. - LENNY CARLUCCI for anyone interested, and not just those who have been acquainted with the animals their entire life. “I think it’s just a different venture, and anyone can join,” said Shelby Dumond, a junior at RWU. “You don’t have to have any riding experience to join the team; it’s a completely different form of riding. It’s almost better if you don’t come from a riding background and you just hop on.” Dumond, another Connecticut native, began her riding career in eighth grade. But while she is one of the captains of the RWU equestrian team,
sailing: not an NCAA sport, but adhering to all the rules anyways. This year marks the first full year that RWU polo has seen, and it will see them playing against schools like Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Connecticut. Many a misconception comes about in the difference between a horse and a pony. For those in the know, the subtleties are tellingly obvious. For those who just watch the Kentucky Derby each year, the lines are much more blurry. In
technical terms, equines are measured in hands, with one hand equaling 58 inches, or just under five feet. A pony is any animal under 14.2 hands, and once the height of the equine exceeds that, it is genetically considered a horse. Ponies are specifically used for polo because of their size and speed, as well as their ability to be trained. “Polo ponies are just rugged little monsters that keep bumping into each other and they don’t mind,” Carlucci said. “It’s like hockey on horses.” With the future of the polo club still fuzzy, Carlucci looks simply to increase awareness and bring more members onto the team. In order to compete, each gender needs at least three people on their team, and even though the Involvement Fair saw the club get between 30 and 50 signatures, Carlucci admits that probably only about eight of that number will be taking regular lessons. “My advice? Come to any lesson,” he said. “Honestly, I still don’t know how to tack up a polo pony. They call me the captain, but I’m not that good. I just have a mallet because it’s awesome to have one; it has my initials, and the school colors, and I love it. So anyone should just do it once, if anything, just to say they played in college. That’s a cool
thing you can say that not everyone else can say.” Carlucci’s graduation date is looming ever closer on the horizon, but he wants to see the polo club continue to thrive and flourish, and he doesn’t want to see it abandoned once he leaves the Bristol community. “I would really hope that someone takes it over from me and that we actually will eventually have an RWU polo team that’s varsity level,” he said. “We’ll see where it goes. By the end of me being gone, I want us to have a name. I want polo to be a lasting club.” He acknowledges that as long as one student is pushing for polo, Torrey will gladly take the reins and make the club into something much bigger than it presently is. But Carlucci also admits that the club needs to be under direction, and not left to its own devices. “Right now, I’m not sure [it will be a lasting club] because I haven’t done the best job being organized,” Carlucci said. “But we do have people who will step up when I’m gone. I want it to grow into something better.” Torrey echoes Carlucci’s sentiment, and expresses a long-term investment in the club. “I will continue providing horses and providing instruction as long as there is interest,” he said.
‘Tough guy’ becomes tech-savvy Catherine Cappucci Herald Reporter Tony Montefusco is a busy man. And a busy man needs a cell phone that can keep up with the chaos that is his everyday life. For Montefusco, the Executive Director of Residence Life and Housing at Roger Williams University, his old Motorola phone, the Nextel Tough Guy, just wasn’t cutting it anymore. “With all of the running around we do around here -- helping
frantically combing through his desk, hoping the box the phone came in was hiding somewhere in the depths of its drawers, but to no avail. Montefusco picks up the phone on his desk, presses a few buttons, and sheepishly asks the person on the other line, “What kind of phone did I just get again? A Casio? A Casio Commando? Okay, thank you.” “It’s a Verizon Casio Commando,” he said, placing the desk phone back in its cradle and picking up the new smartphone.
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Tony Montefusco, Executive Director of Residence Life and Housing, happy with his new phone. students move in, moving furniture around -- I needed a durable phone,” Montefusco said. The Nextel brand name has slowly faded from the public shelves, thanks to the company’s merger with the Sprint Corporation in 2005, and is due to be completely shut down in June 2013, so Montefusco decided that now was the time to convert to being a smartphone user. “The old phone could really take a beating,” Montefusco said. “But since it phased out, I was kinda forced to get a new one.” But don’t ask him what kind of phone it is. “It’s Verizon … I think it’s a Droid?” Montefusco hesitantly said, while
“Notice I put a heavy duty case on it…I’m so paranoid about breaking it!” Montefusco said, tapping the plastic black and silver case, adorned with a light plaid pattern nearly identical to the plaid on his brown suit. The Casio Commando boasts a 5.0 megapixel camera, e-mail, and text messaging capabilities, all features Montefusco’s old Nextel did not have. “It’s nice to be able to talk to people from work without having to call them,” he said. “Also, with all of the construction going on here over the summer down in Whitecap [the Bayside 300 apartments], I could talk to the contractors, and use the camera to take pictures of the progress … and make notes on the problems,”
he said, pulling up a photograph of a damaged sink that he took using the phone. Montefusco still has not gotten used to the phone’s features, particularly the e-mail capability. “I don’t think I need a smartphone for that,” he said. “I’m on my computer all day long; if I really need to check e-mail, I’ll just use that.” Montefusco then revealed that the last e-mail he downloaded on his phone was from Sept. 26. While you won’t catch Montefusco playing Words with Friends or Angry Birds on his new phone, there is one app that has made its way onto Montefusco’s home screen -- a pedometer. “With all the walking I do through the residence halls, it’s neat to see how many miles we walk in a day,” he said. Even while on a Mediterranean cruise vacation, Montefusco kept his pedometer by his side. Despite not getting service, he kept his phone in airplane mode, and was still able to track his steps. “I walked 70 miles on vacation!” he said proudly. Overall, Montefusco is happy with his new phone, although he is still struggling to master it. “I am still trying to learn how to use it,” he admitted. “I don’t have many apps. A student had to set up my voicemail. It’s not easy to text with this touch screen keyboard,” he continued. “But I’m learning. I had to figure out how to lock it, so I’d stop pocket-dialing everybody. I like the background,” he gestured to the screen that currently shows a green field and blue sky. “It changes with the time of day. And I have a fun ringtone!” To Montefusco, the phone was definitely a good investment, but he really doesn’t care about all the bells and whistles. “It’s just a phone,” he said. “That’s what I use it for.”
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Alice Pasqual, Service Crew Lead, with her usual smile in the Upper Commons.
Service with a smile Kathleen Kiely Herald Contributor Every student has seen Alice Pasqual in the Roger Williams University Dining Commons -- and even if you haven’t seen her, you’ve heard her. There is no mistaking that contagious cackle that echoes across the Upper Commons. Whether she is swiping student’s cards to enter the Commons, serving food, or just supervising the area, Pasqual is always there with a smile on her face. “I love my job,” Pasqual said. “I want to keep everyone happy, and I love when everyone is feeling warm and fuzzy.” Originally from southern California, Pasqual graduated high school and attended Antelope Valley Junior College in Lancaster, Calif. While she studied early childhood education, she never finished her degree. She met her ex-husband at a “local watering hole,” and soon moved to his hometown of Bristol, R.I. A single mom to her son, Joshua, 24, Pasqual has a hobby of making other people’s days brighter. “I just chose to stay
here rather than uproot my boy,” Pasqual said. “I made the choice to stay here, and I love Rhode Island – different seasons and all that – I like it.” Pasqual walks around the Upper Commons every Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a smile on her face as she yells out “Hello!” and “How are ya?!” to just about every student she sees. She says It is not uncommon to have students run up to her line and say, “I always come to you! You’re my favorite!” She works as the Service Crew Lead and supervises breakfast and lunch at RWU. She previously worked in the cafeteria at Mt. Hope High School while she held a part-time job at RWU. “I used to do the French fries, chicken nuggets, chicken patties, oh yeah, all that good stuff,” Pasqual said. “I like a quick pace. I love a good rush.” Besides working in the Commons, Pasqual is also active around the RWU campus. She participates in various campus activities such as the InterClass Council’s annual
Cake-Off, and won last year’s So You Think Your Professor Can Dance?, the joint fundraising effort of the RWU Dance Team and the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC). She recently filmed a commercial with the soccer team for Homecoming Weekend based off of the Betty White Snickers commercial. “The kids keep me busy when it comes to asking me to do certain little things,” Pasqual said. “I’m usually shot at and hit at the end of the day.” Even though Pasqual recently turned 60, there are no plans for retirement quite yet. If she does retire, she plans on moving back to her family in California, but for now, she is here to stay. “I love my job,” Pasqual said. “I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t for the kids and the everyday challenge. I love getting to know the kids and taking care of them. A lot of them call me mom – I love that. I just love my job and I love the kids. I love it.”
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Where the streets have no name RWU’s anonymous roads lack spirit, sense of pride Chris Wade Herald Contributor
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Soccer coach instills pride with homemade jersey Jenna Mulvey Herald Contributor Its colors are gold and royal blue, it's made of cotton, its size is around 10 feet by 20 feet, and it just might be big enough to fit the Hulk. Tim Moody’s creation, a giant jersey, hangs, god-like, over the athletic fields that dot the north end of the Roger Williams University campus, a testament to the importance of team unity as well as team spirit and school pride. Moody arrived on the RWU campus last July as the women’s soccer coach, and since then, he had been thinking about making the oversized jersey, but did not have ample time to do it. “We graduated a lot of players this past year, and so we had to recruit a lot of new players. It was something that I wanted to do, not just for me, but for the team, as well, to help build team chemistry and create a
brand for the women’s soccer program to help recruiting,” Moody said. “Growing up in Europe, you went to soccer games and everybody would bring a flag; they’d wear their scarves. You could see their colors, and this is what I’m trying to create with the jersey hanging up outside.” From start to finish, the planning, drawing, material selection, and assembling of the jersey took just under a month to create. Moody borrowed RWU sailing coach Amanda Callahan's sewing machine to stitch the jersey, since he did not have one of his own. “It’s been pretty successful … I put it out on game days. I’ve had some compliments,” Moody said. “I think people now realize that we have a game any time I hang the shirt up, which hopefully will get them to come to the game, or at least support the team.” In addition to the jersey, Moody is putting up other
things around the field to signal a soccer game. He designed scarves that are blue and yellow in color, with “Roger Williams” on one side, and “Hawks” adorning the opposite side. These scarves, available for students as well as parents, are imported from England. Moody says that he would love input from the student body for future creations, whether that input be through designs or even just fun new ideas. Moody hopes that somebody will take his creative efforts as a challenge to show their pride and make their own things. “When you grow up where I did in England, my hometown team was South Hampton, and the first thing you’d get was a soccer scarf or soccer jersey,” Moody said. “That’s something you take to show your colors. You know your allegiance to what team you belong to.”
SPONSORED CONTENT Roger Williams University Community Standards Brief Fall 2012 Fairness • Honesty • Integrity In proactive communication, the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards highlights selected student discipline statistics from the semester prior. The outcomes of cases during spring 2012 resulting in suspension or expulsion from RWU are listed below. Suspension from the University is typically for 1 semester up to an indefinite time and usually begins immediately. Expulsion is permanent and once found responsible, students are immediately withdrawn from their classes. Suspensions and expulsions are listed on students’ academic transcripts. Students are responsible for all financial obligations for the semester when the sanction occurred. During suspensions and expulsions, responsible individuals are banned from University property. In accordance with state and federal laws protecting the privacy of student records, identifying information in the following report, such as names and genders, is excluded. Last semester, in addition to the below information, multiple students were removed and banned from housing for 1 semester for alcohol or drug related violations. Spring 2012 Student Disciplinary Suspensions (7) • 1 suspension for activation of a false fire alarm at Willow Hall while under the influence of alcohol. • 1 suspension for possession of and distribution of a small amount of marijuana on campus. This student was arrested. • 1 suspension for assaulting another community member on campus while under the influence alcohol. • 1 suspension for vandalism, disorderly and bias behavior while under the influence of alcohol at Baypoint. This student was arrested. • 1 suspension for violation of University probation and residence hall ban at Almeida as well as multiple alcohol violations in different campus locations. • 1 suspension for intimidation, harassment, unauthorized videotaping, and bias related behavior on campus. • 1 suspension for vandalism, violation of University probation and residence hall ban at Almeida. Spring 2012 Student Disciplinary Expulsions (1) • 1 expulsion for sexual misconduct on campus. We find that a number of students lose housing privileges during the school year due to probation violations and/or third alcohol violations. We hope to create an awareness of response to community disruptions as well as to educate students to think before you act and please make decisions that will positively benefit the community. Education, restoration, and protection are the intended outcomes of the Student Conduct system. We seek to enhance the educational missions of the University and the Division of Student Affairs by setting and promoting high standards while treating each student with dignity and respect. If there are questions about the process or behavioral concerns, please contact us at 401-2543042 or contact a RA, Core, or Public Safety. Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards • Roger Williams University
What’s in a name? This is a question that Roger Williams University has yet to answer when it comes to its campus roads. At this university, the most noticeable and frequented locations, such as the Commons, Global Heritage Hall (GHH), the library, the quad, the Gabelli School of Business (GSB), and south campus residence halls are all located on one stretch of road. Facilities, Public Safety, visitors, and, of course, students, frequent this road. It’s like the yellow brick road of RWU. Names are labels that allow for a spirited, emotional connection to be made with objects or structures. This is why most landmarks are named. People don’t love that baseball stadium in Boston; they love Fenway Park. And yet, the main road -- along with all the other roads on campus -- bears no name. “There is no, and have never been, official names for the streets on campus,” said John Tameo, Director of Facilities Management. Evidence of made-up monikers exist, however. In several cases -- and in various documents -- names for these roads have been listed. In a recent e-mail sent by Public Safety, the central road was dubbed “Main Campus Road.” The e-mail was meant to announce traffic patterns, but it gave hope that there may be a name, after all. Other Public Safety documents detailing crime reports bore names such as “Performance Way” and “Stonewall
Circle,” among others, for RWU’s roads. However, Steven Melaragno, Director of Public Safety, echoed Tameo’s statement, saying that there is no official name for the main road that runs through campus. “There is nothing on our plans,” said Matt Clement, Grounds Supervisor. “I have never heard of a name for that road.” Clement’s job is to maintain the university. He navigates the campus daily and says that, over the course of his time here, he has yet to hear
This is why most landmarks are named. People don’t love that baseball stadium in Boston; they love Fenway Park. a name. Naming the streets simply hasn’t been deemed a priority. Roger Williams University President Donald Farish was surprised by the nameless streets. “This is something that I didn’t know,” Farish said. “At my last campus, we were obliged to ensure that all inner-campus roads were named for the purpose of directing the fire department -- it’s important for directing security.” Indeed, there are safety and logistical benefits to
naming the streets -- and the lack of names has been an area of concern by those responsible for students’ safety. Clements explained that, with no official street names, each building on campus is without a specific address, which can confuse necessary visitors such as gas companies, fire departments, and other important services, who could be delayed as they try to find a particular building. Situations where time is limited could be further hindered by the need to direct the people who are responding. Ryan Sullivan, a fouryear lead driver of a Bristol Fire Department engine, explained that as first responder fire recruits, firemen are trained to know where the buildings are. They have detailed maps and floor plans for the campus, and these are kept in the fire trucks. Despite this, Sullivan is in support of established names. “We know our way around pretty well,” he said. “But naming the roads would definitely not hurt.” It is clear that safety is one of the main reasons for naming a road, but another support for the naming of the streets is pride. Having street names could give students a heightened sense of campus spirit. President Farish said that the naming of the roads “is a great way to get the campus involved.” He described the idea of themed names. Farish said that previously, he worked on campuses with streets named after scientists and inventors. This could be a direction for the students. Already suggested names include “Hawk Avenue” and “Roger’s Way.”
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Racy Stacy Herald Contributor On any given day in the world of television, you can see reruns of the hilarious women of the ABC show “Desperate Housewives” running in tight workout pants, fighting with the men they love, and covering up dramatic scandals. When we watch “Desperate Housewives” as girls in college, it is a glimpse into what might happen in
our futures -- only when we settle down with jobs, husbands and families, there will (hopefully) not be as much drama. However, much of what happens in that show is relevant to the people who we are now. On any given day at Roger Williams University, you can see girls sweating in neon sports bras on ellipticals, fighting on the phone outside their rooms with their boyfriends, and scrambling to do damage
The freshman journey home: Sweet or sour? Diandra Franks Herald Reporter “I just want to go home!” said Jessye Robinson, a freshman at Roger Williams University, with a tear in her eye. “I miss my mom.” As I tried to console her, it got me thinking: How often should freshmen go home? Is there a mathematical formula to figure it out? Some girls on my floor go home almost every weekend. A few of us, myself included, have yet to journey back to our nests. I began to wonder: What’s the perfect balance? While I see the value in going home, I believe college freshmen should stay on campus as much as possible, especially during the first few critical months. If one goes home every weekend, how is he or she ever going to feel comfortable on campus? The reason people go home is to be reunited with familiarity and comfortable surroundings; however, during the first month of college, this is only doing the student a disservice. Freshmen should take the time to make RWU their second home. The more freshmen go home, the more they miss out on campus activities. The first couple of weekends here are what truly made me start to feel comfortable. I bonded with my friends by doing things as a group, such as going to Newport, R.I. for the day, attending the We The Kings concert, and traveling to the Providence Place mall. We created everlasting memories jamming out to Barefoot Truth, kayaking on the bay, and stuffing our very own dinosaurs. Thinking back on all the enjoyable things I have
done so far, I am glad I was not home, because I would have missed out on these great experiences. There’s fun stuff to do right here on campus. It’s nice hanging out with my friends as late as I want and not having to suffer any consequences the next morning,” said Kara Lewandowski, a freshman at RWU. Lewandowski, along with many other freshmen, are trying to find a balance between staying on campus and journeying back home. “I basically go home to do laundry, and when I’m there, I do miss being with my friends on campus,” said RWU freshman Jen Graham. I have not gone home in over a month, and even if given the opportunity to do so, I would not have. While I miss my family, dog, and friends from home, I am glad I have explored my campus. It has brought me closer to people and has instilled in me a sense of comfort with my new surroundings. I have made amazing friends here, and I cannot wait to make more. Going home on the weekends is a tease that is sure to pang freshmen with homesickness. For this reason, it is important for freshmen to stay on campus as long as possible and to learn to become independent young adults. We need to stay here to grow, develop, and establish ourselves as the people we want to be. Everyone is different and we all have different situations, but in the long run, it is all about balance. I think college freshmen should go home maybe once every month, but no more than that. This way, we can achieve a sense of comfort and stability right here at RWU.
control when something goes down between friends and foes. The characters’ personalities can be summed up with three words or less, while the story behind their flaws and stubborn traits takes much longer to uncover. If you have not watched the show yet, watch it. Then, see which housewife you identify the most with, because you probably have similar problems to her when it comes to relationships. Susan Mayer, The Girl Next Door: This is the girl who will give you the sweetest smile as she waves and says hello, and then trips over a crack in the sidewalk seconds later. However, her constant need to save everyone from getting their feelings hurt and crusade to get people to like her often pushes her into a web of preposterous events. She is also highly emotional, which leads her to fall for guys quickly, pulling them into her schemes to save other people’s pride. You can find her most nights pacing and using outrageous hand gestures as she vents to her roommates about her day. Lynette Scavo, The Career Woman: In the
classroom, this is the girl who always takes the lead on group projects and raises her hand when the teacher’s eyes are wandering and fidgety silence ensues among her classmates. Lynette and her husband, Tom, have arguably the healthiest relationship on the show, but her need to control everything about both of their lives often leads to them fighting. Her biggest problem: trying to be in charge of every aspect of their lives. If you identify with Lynette, then you need to control your own life, not the person you are in a relationship with. Bree Van de Kamp, The “Perfect” One: We all have met one person in college who is like this. She finishes all her work, acts as president of some kind of club, and makes the things that she finds on Pintrest to give away as gifts. She somehow completes all this without ever wearing gym cloths to class and hardly ever shows an emotion other than pleasant content in front of anyone. The negative thing about this extremely obvious Type-A personality is that her high-strung attitude causes her to crack when the pressure gets to be
too much, and she inflicts the high moral standards she holds herself to upon others. Men love her, but when they disappoint her, she can be unforgiving and cold. Gabrielle Solis, The Glamour Girl: The college equivalent of Gabrielle is that girl who, when you look at her pictures on Facebook, makes you want to barf, because she looks so pretty in every single one. She not only has beauty and confidence, but also has no trouble getting guys’ attention. She does not hesitate when it comes to being deceitful and manipulative to get what she wants, and what she wants are usually expensive material objects or sexual affairs with younger men. Though she doesn’t always come off as a kind person, she is defensive when it comes to protecting her friends and the life she has fought hard to create. Besides the constantly thickening plot and exceedingly far-fetched story line, I think the theme, and Mary Alice, speak wise words to college students and women everywhere. It reminds us that women do not fit into molds and
stereotypes like the ones listed beside their names above; that is only the way others view them, and the multiple facets of their personalities explain why they are the way that they are. Mary Alice also prompts us to consider the things that we value individually as opposed to the things that others think we should care about. The women who live in Fairview fulfill many roles: friend, mother, wife, and businesswoman, just as we do while we go to school in Bristol, R.I.: student, girlfriend, minimum-wage employee, and roommate. We are compassionate for friends and strangers based on how we have been hurt, but also based on the scared look in their eyes. We borrow things from the people that live beside us with a smile, and then are careful not to let them hear us cry into our pillows at night. We love the men we are with, even when we think they are keeping secrets from us. Maybe living on Wisteria Lane and living at RWU might not be so different after all.
Question of the Week: Why are YOU going to vote in this election?
Christina Berlinguet Herald Contributor This past week, I asked a variety of students from Roger Williams University why they are going to vote in the upcoming election. I sought to gather this information because an unfortunate number of Americans do not utilize their right to vote. People ramble off lazy excuses for not voting, such as, “I don’t like any of the candidates,” or “My one vote isn’t going to make a difference.” Even if people truly believe these reasonings, they should still respect their right to vote. There are so many people around the world who cannot vote for the leaders of their countries. It is time that we appreciate those who fought for our freedom, educate ourselves on the issues, and vote for our future president. “I am going to vote be-
cause there are a lot of issues in this election that people are so divided on, and every person’s vote makes a difference when choosing who will make important decisions for the American people,” said Adrianne White, a senior Visual Arts major. “Going to vote on Election Day is something that every American should be proud to take part in.” “I am voting because it is one of the few opportunities to have our voices be heard as American citizens. [Voting] is a right that we have been granted, and we should not take it for granted,” said Elsch Josiah Maisoh Jr., a senior Construction Management major. “I am voting because when I graduate this spring, I want there to be jobs available for me to apply for,” explained Jaron Davie, a senior History major. “Plus, I will eventually need my own
healthcare, and the more affordable that healthcare is, the better.” Continuing with Davie’s response, it is imperative that the following reality is emphasized. College students need to realize that they will soon be graduating, and may no longer be able to rely on their parents for certain financial necessities that so many college students take advantage of. In a short matter of time, we are going to accumulate a whole new set of responsibilities. Due to these harsh realities, we need to think of our futures when casting our votes this November. No matter what is motivating you to vote or not to vote, I urge you to let your voice be heard. Having the freedom to vote and having opinions about political figures are an essential part of being an American. “I vote because it is important for me to be involved in
the representation of our country,” said Alexandria Lanieri, a senior Management major. “I want to use my privileges to my full advantage, since this is a part of being an American citizen.” Part of living in a democracy means being able to voice our opinions publicly without fear of being punished. We need to appreciate this right and create a voice for ourselves, instead of letting others speak for us. I am not asking people to stand in front of the Mount Hope Bridge and hold signs with their favored candidate’s name on them, but I am urging my fellow students to make an effort to educate themselves and take 10 minutes out of their day on Nov. 6 to vote. Before the election, talk to family, friends, and professors about the candidates, and most of all, respect your right to vote.
My life as a statue Dear RWU, A very interesting thing happened in front of me the other day. I believe it was called a rally … or was it a protest? Either way, it was very different than the tar and feathers they used to use in my home country, but I digress. Here is my point: I left London in the 1600s because I was not able to speak freely about my religion, and I felt that it was wrong, so I came to Massachusetts and then to Rhode Island, where I was finally able to practice my religion freely. After watching this rally, I could not be more proud of the RWU students. Something bad happened on campus and you acted on it. You stood up for freedom by taking the matter into your own hands with a peaceful protest, and I could not be more pleased with all of you. Stick up for what you believe in, and defend those who have been wronged. ‘Tis all, Roger
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Political Head to Head: Debating the debate Democrat Christopher Munsey Herald Contributor
The first presidential debate of the 2012 election took place last week at the University of Denver in Denver, Colo., leaving many with a different opinion of the candidates than they had before. Personally, I feel that the debate was a tie. Neither candidate did particularly well, but we’ve been flooded with the idea that Gov. Mitt Romney stole the spotlight away from the president. What is most important to remember, I feel, is that one of these candidates has quite a bit on their plate in addition to the campaign. President Barack Obama did not use all of his talents that we experienced in 2008 when facing John McCain, but this does not mean that the man behind the podium is any less capable of leading the country than he was four years ago. Romney understood that this first debate would be crucial, and his preparation was well worth it during the debate, but the delivery doesn’t matter. What is important are the bare facts that each candidate presents to the public. Whether or not they can deliver it in an entertaining way, or in a manner that makes it seem as if a specific topic is their sole focus, is irrelevant. Romney, despite the praise he received, was a bit too forceful when the time came for him to make a point. Interrupting the moderator, as well as the president, he once again demonstrated a “shoot from the hip” attitude. This is not a characteristic I find appealing in a presidential candidate. Obama has quite a bit to deal with along with vying for another term, so the public must understand that, regardless of his supposed lack of enthusiasm, there are many other concerns he has to deal with. A debate cannot truly assess the leadership skills a person possesses. The only measure of this is what is done during a president’s time in office, and that is what will qualify Obama for re-election.
Republican Nick Moon
In the week since the first presidential debate, there has been little dispute that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walked out as the clear victor. His strong performance against the incumbent president showcased the qualms that many have with the sitting commander in chief – a seeming lack of stomach for the hard fight that comes from a presidential debate, much less any major international dispute. With an economy mired in stagnant growth and the Middle East showing little sign of stabilizing, especially in the wake of attacks on U.S. consulates in Tunisia and Libya, the American public finds itself questioning whether they truly want a second run with President Barack Obama. This first debate set a precedent for those that follow – the president will need a strong recovery in the coming weeks to have any hope of combating Romney’s decisive performance. The candidates met to discuss the economy, taxes, and healthcare, and few would argue the results. Romney showed a clear understanding of debate tactics by remaining cool and collected, and in doing so, he allowed the president the opportunity to become flustered and almost aggressive at one point, even going so far as to lash back at the moderator, Jim Lehrer, for cutting him off. For the majority of the debate, however, the president seemed somewhat weak in posture, often failing to look at his opponent or even at the audience. Meanwhile, Romney met questions directly and responded to challenges seamlessly. His direct, matter-of-fact handling of the president’s accusations allowed him to showcase a strong debate style that will serve him well. Romney took the time to address each point specifically – something that the president failed to do, jumping from issue to issue in a disjointed manner. The winner of this debate was never in question. Now all that remains is the general election.
WTF OF THE WEEK: Paint covered kids, ready for some grub Josh Weinreb Sports Editor Sitting in the Lower Commons on a Friday or Saturday night is always entertaining. As a senior hereat Roger Williams University, I have made it a habit to visit the Lower Commons on any given weekend and just peoplewatch, waiting for the one drunken student too incapacitated to get up and order him/herself a slice of pizza. Or watching the female student, obviously unaware of her voice levels, screaming at the top of her lungs about a friend of hers that she can’t stand who betrayed her trust and is “the worst friend in the world.” Take last year, for example, when, in the first stall of the Lower Commons men’s bathroom, I noticed a man’s sneaker and woman’s heel … in the same stall. After I had a loud laugh, I quickly turned around and went back outside. Later, I would see the man and the woman both walk out of the bathroom stall, him fixing his shirt, her fixing her dress. My friends start clapping as the man walked out the door, gave us a first pump (behind her back, of course) as the door closed behind him. Due to my experience with the Lower Commons you can imagine how unsurprised I was to see
yet another disturbing sight this past weekend. As I walked in to get my usual cheese pizza and SmartWater, I noticed the Public Safety officer staring at the door as if he were surprised to see what was coming, which was weird, because, I’m sure that, as an officer on duty at the Lower Commons, nothing surprises him anymore. As I paid for my pizza and took a table, I noticed a large group of students, both men and women, colored in bright, fluorescent paint, with soaked, white shirts and frazzled hair. Most of them looked tired, some of them look ready to go again, wherever they had been, and were devouring their food like they had been in the desert for ages. Wouldn’t you want to take a shower after going to some sort of paint party? Perhaps clean yourself off before getting food and ingesting it, not knowing what paint may be coming off on your food? I think we should try and make a conscious effort to make Lower Commons more of a normal, less Twilight Zone-esque place -- and I’m sure the perturbed Public Safety officers would agree. But since that’s not likely to happen in this millenium, WTF RWU?
New York City addresses high school pregnancy Kevin Marchand Herald Reporter The New York Department of Health reported in September 2012 that teenage pregnancy in New York City was on the rise. Studies showed that in New York City there were 7,000 pregnancies in young women between the ages of 15 and 17. Ninety percent of those pregnancies were unplanned and unwanted. Sixty-four percent resulted in abortion. Twenty-two hundred of these young women became mothers by the age of 17. Seventy percent of those who became mothers dropped out of high school. It was reported by The New York Post that, as of January 2011, a possible solution was developed to prevent teenage pregnancy in New York City high schools. This left me wondering what the improvements to the program might be. Will a greater emphasize be placed on the sex education programs in New York City schools? Have meetings been held with the parents of teenagers, stressing the importance of communicating to their children the importance of practicing safe sex? The answer to both of these questions is no. Instead, the solution that has been enacted in the New York
City high schools is a pilot program called Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare (CATCH). In January 2011, this program selected five high schools in New York City that were noted to have a higher risk of pregnancy. CATCH distributed the morning-after pill, condoms, birth control injections, and pregnancy tests to the young women at the high schools. The parents of the students received a form beforehand that allowed them to opt their child out of receiving any, or all, of the items that were being distributed. Disturbingly, only one to two percent of the parents returned the completed form. Some parents did opt their child out of the CATCH program; however, those students still had access to the contraceptives even without parental consent. The Board of Health in New York City explained that CATCH is completely legal, but I see a number of things that are wrong with it. Legal or not, New York City high schools should not support teenagers going behind their parents’ backs and taking the morningafter pill every time they think they might be pregnant. This promotes poor communication between teens and their parents, especially in a society where parent-child relationships seem to be
suffering anyway. It is also dangerous for teenagers to be using medications that they do not know the side effects of. This program is certainly not the best way to deal with the overwhelming issue of teenage pregnancy. If anything, CATCH only promotes the idea of risky sexual behavior amongst teens. “This new service is kind of, no pun intended, a plan D for what to do if sex education doesn’t work. We think it normalizes teen sex and does nothing to prevent sexually transmitted diseases,” said Valerie Huber, President of the National Abstinence Education Association, according to NBC News. The Board of Health is looking into the results, thus far, of CATCH before they decide whether to expand the program to more schools in New York City and across the nation. If the CATCH program is allowed to spread throughout the nation, we will see how wrong the founders of this program were from the start. If we allow programs like CATCH to overtake programs that promote abstinence and safe sex in our high schools, then we are opening the door for an epidemic of teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases across the nation.
In 2012, in New York City, there were 7,000 pregnancies in young women ages 15 to 17. Ninety percent of those pregnancies were unplanned.
Twenty-two hundred of these women became mothers. Seventy percent of those mothers dropped out of school.
ENTERTAINMENT Playlist of the week
EDITOR Olivia Lyons firstname.lastname@example.org
“Looper” throws audience for a loop
The perfect 10 songs to play on a rainy day!
BOB DYLAN “A HARD RAIN’S GONNA FALL”
THE WEATHER GIRLS “IT’S RAINING MEN”
THE BEATLES “RAIN”
BJ THOMAS “RAINDROP KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD”
GRATEFUL DEAD “LOOKS LIKE RAIN”
THE TEMPTATIONS “I WISH IT WOULD RAIN”
JAMES TAYLOR “FIRE AND RAIN” CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
“HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN?”
LUKE BRYAN “RAIN IS A GOOD THING”
COLDPLAY “RAINY DAY” Olivia Lyons Opinions & Entertainment Editor
Chris Wade Herald Contributor I am going to start this review with a pun and say that “Looper” threw me for a loop. Modern cinema has precious gems and throwing stones, but one element exists in them all: predictability. Whether the movie is good or bad, the ability to predict where the story is going has become easier with time. This predictability is not all bad; it is just a sad reality. Every now and then, however, there are films that shine for being bright and original. “Looper” is one of these films. I really liked this movie. With a strong, wellperforming cast, creative original concept, and fluid story development, “Looper” was a great release for the fall. To me, the most interesting aspect was that I had no idea that I liked it until the end. I sat there for the full 118 minutes and happily observed, unsure of what I was seeing. It was not until the credits were rolling that I could fully realize that what I had just seen was very, very good. I had to see the full act, the overall picture, in order to appreciate this film. “Looper” is what I call a “Jack in the Box” film. This simply means that is a hard film to predict. The story unwinds as the pictures flash on the screen and you can only sit and watch. Sure, some elements have been seen before, like the love story between the lead character Joe (Joseph GordonLevitt) and his female
counterpart Sara (Emily Blunt). But the direction and development of the overall story and theme set was quite good. It had a fresh feel that enticed me greatly. “Looper” is set in a dystopian, near-future society, which teeters on the line of collapse and resembles that of a post-apocalyptic world. Director Rian Johnson’s vision of the future is one of the most realistic I have ever seen. It has enough technological advancement to spark the imagination. It is similar enough to today that the audience can easily relate to and accept it. Finally, its dirty and chaotic appearance is enough to match the dark and dysfunctional time it exists in. It is as if the city is personified and reflects the dark nature of the characters. The premise is simple: criminal organizations of the far future use time travel to deal with targeted people. Time travel is outlawed. The main character is Joe, a specialized hit man who kills and disposes of people sent back from the future. This is no “Back to the Future” mentality, though. This film is a gritty tale where a character similar to “Scarface” gets to use a time machine. Yes, there is a lot of shooting, killing, and drugs (not the kind you would think, though). The catch of the story is that Joe has to kill his future self, which doesn’t go as planned. This is where the film takes off.
“Looper” is currently in theaters and definitely worth seeing. “Looper” is a time travel movie that, ironically, is not about time travel; the older version of Joe (Bruce Willis) clearly states that the idea of time travel alone is enough. Little emphasis is placed on the physics and back story, but there doesn’t need to be. It is story about self sacrifice. It is about a character understanding his place in a bigger scheme. It is also about morality and selling oneself out. We see how our actions now can make the difference between being a villain or a hero in the future. This notion has been seen before, but “Looper” takes this old idea and repackages it in a new and exciting way. My biggest criticism of the film is that the trailer made the film look more like a team-up story where a future and
present representation of a man fit together. This is just not so; the older version of Joe and present-day Joe are more or less cat-and-mouse. It is through the pursuit of one another that they affect the world. Another criticism: there are clear budget restrictions which are noticeable in some scenes throughout the movie, and finally, some aspects of the story are not properly introduced or just seemed random. It doesn’t take away from the story, it just adds “stuff” where it isn’t needed. Elements of genres such as action, sci-fi, and drama, along with intricate storytelling and thought-provoking ideas, make “Looper” a good movie. This film gets 3.5 stars.
WATERFIRE: Something to see LAST RESORT: a review from page B1
Rebecca Abitz Herald Reporter Upholding an extraordinary mission of providing inspiration throughout Providence, R.I. and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, nurturing a sense of community, and creatively renovating the city, WaterFire continuously offers a magnitude of exhilarating artistic demonstrations. “WaterFire’s environment is a community celebration—all ages and all sorts of people come into Providence to walk along the rivers, eat at restaurants nearby, and buy things from vendors,” said Anne Scott, a WaterFire committee member and supporter, about the atmosphere of a WaterFire experience. WaterFire, designed by local artist Barnaby Evans, is an award-winning fire sculpture installation on the three rivers in downtown Providence, that evokes pride and community across the state of Rhode Island. Jim Scott, a frequent patron of WaterFire events, explained that he “always feels a sense of pride” in reference to Evans’
development of such a fascinating concept. “Each WaterFire does so much to bring hundreds of people to downtown Providence,” Scott said, explaining that it is an ever-expanding work of art that Rhode Island will always be able to call its own. It is an experience like no other, as it surrounds you entirely with artful illuminations, and impacts all senses with its magic. “I love the smell of real wood burning in the braziers … and it’s a beautiful sight to see all the lit torches being carried by people in a long procession to the basin,” Scott added, emphasizing the all-inclusive nature of the events. WaterFire is a free event that takes place on the three rivers that flow through downtown Providence, and is a must-see, reigning as the most recommended event across Rhode Island, and mentioned by the Providence Journal as “the most popular work of art created in the capital city’s 371-year history.” Engaging and enjoyable for crowds of all varieties, it presents endless pleasures such as eclectic music, thrilling performances, and a
from page B1 collection of street vendors alongside the magnificent art of the illuminated waters. “Thousands of people come to experience WaterFire each time, but it never seems crowded,” said Daniella Aarons of Providence, R.I. “It just feels like a community comes together to watch what feels like the coolest thing we will ever see. The funny part is that it happens almost twice a month, and it still feels like a once-in-a-life-timething. It gets me every time,” Aarons said. The upcoming WaterFire, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, will be the last of the season. This experience is one thing that Roger Williams University students should not miss. Located conveniently in Providence, at no cost, and occurring nearly twice a month from May through October, there is no reason for anyone to miss out on this remarkable representation of art and community. Many students have gotten the chance to expose themselves to WaterFire and continuously add to the collection of constant praise and recommendation that the event holds.
THROWBACK THURSDAY LISTEN TO:
“Doctor My Eyes” by Jackson Browne
“Doctor My Eyes” was released in 1972 on Jackson Browne’s debut album, “Jackson Browne.” In 1972, the song reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Tune in to ABC on Thursdays at 8 p.m. to watch “Last Resort.” Mockingbird) mixed with the characters of “Die Hard.” He is someone to follow and embrace, but he will also bring down everything and anyone to protect his people. The special effects are gorgeous, touching the quality of cinema. The show is also actionpacked. There was an impressive balance between thoughtful characterization, theme and explosions. It made you smile and think at the same time while sitting at the edge of your seat. There were some things that the pilot did not do well, however. While they efficiently introduced the major characters, it did not succeed in establishing important minor characters. Minor
characters are very important because they are the ones who normally create tension and inspire action in the leads. Two characters in particular are very important, because they are involved in a kidnapping twist. The problem is that they were mentioned only briefly in the beginning. Though they were revealed to be likable and seemingly memorable, as the twisting story developed, they got lost in the middle. This is not good because when they resurfaced, they were involved in a high-stake situation and got kicked off their own story line. This would be great if the characters were brought up more often, but they weren’t. They were there, disappeared, and
returned again. When they returned it was hard for someone to remember them and feel for them. It doesn’t mean the story arc is broken; it simply means that the writers will have to work harder to develop these minors so the audience will care about their release. Overall, “Last Resort” is the best show premiered so far this fall. It has a great start, and I cannot wait to see where it goes. The actors are strong, and so are the characters. The effects are impressive and the balance of art, thought, and action is fresh. If you are a fan of shows like “24” and “Lost,” then tune into ABC every Thursday at 8 p.m. This show, for now, gets 3.5 stars.
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ENTERTAINMENT The Hawks’ Herald
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Thursday, October 11th TODAY’S BIRTHDAY You can really take ground in your career this year. Responsible financial management coupled with a clear plan of where you’re going can open unimaginable opportunities. New perspectives on wealth allow for greater prosperity. Travel and educational exploration expand mind and spirit.
ARIES March 21- April 19
Today is an 8 -- Get down to the actual work for the next two days. Get your ideas into action without delay. You’re gaining respect. Pay attention to details. Love flows both ways. cnn.money.com
COLOR: Complement your clothing a bold statement in an outfit -- for example, by pairing a pair of orange jeans with a blue bag. To complete the wheel, there are six tertiary colors, which are found in between the primary and secondary colors. These colors can be used as complementary color combinations as well. It’s vital to remember that these colors on the color wheel are distinct hues, and do not include a variety of shades and tints; thus, a violet top is not the same thing as lavender in color wheel world. Because complementary color coordinating can be a bit bold for some, another alternative is to
from page B1 use analogous colors. can seem quite basic This is even easier to (boring, even), but when find and use because it executed properly, this is literally just choosing look is totally stylish and two colors next to each modern. Bonus: utilizing other on the color wheel. one color only lengthens The only suggestion I and streamlines the body! have for this is to make It can be argued that sure that the colors are monochromatic looks distinctly different colors; are not combining otherwise, you will fall colors at all, but if you into the trying-to-match- believe that, you are very colors-but-miserably- mistaken, my friends. failing fashion tragedy. Monochromatic looks are The trick is to make all about blending, not these combinations look being matchy-matchy. intentional, not random The colors do not have to and sporadic. match perfectly; the key is The fourth and final choosing colors all within color combo option is the same color family monochromatic. This (i.e. greens with brown means styling an outfit undertones vs. greens using only one color, with blue undertones). which even I admit, With this
monochromatic look, always remember less is more, and beware of the color overload! If you have too many pieces in an outfit that are the same color, it can get a bit overwhelming. Isn’t the color wheel so easy and fun?! Combining colors doesn’t have to be scary at all. And just because winter is fast approaching does not mean we have to dress as depressed as we feel. Your Challenge: Colorcoordinate your closet, and keep the neutrals all to one side. See if you can make a week’s worth of colorful outfits without including any neutrals!
The real ‘Fifty Shades’ Alyssa Kornfeld Herald Contributor Fifty Shades of Grey. Automatically, the title of E.L. James’ erotic novel attracts readers, typically young adults like myself, and draws them into the distorted BDSM plot, which contains the original conflict of lust and love between two lovers. The question is: what makes this intriguing trilogy such a huge pop culture phenomenon? To get a better understanding of why readers picked up the arousing bestseller, I asked my peers, particularly women, in this case, what possessed them to actually read Fifty Shades of Grey. Many have stated something along the lines of: “the intimacy was rather exciting to me,
it really kept me on the edge of my seat,” or “the dysfunctional story line, its characters, and mainly the sex forced me to not put down the book ... ever.” Yes, this book contains a great deal of sensual manipulation, sadistic actions, and forbidden sexual pleasures. It’s embarrassing to say that you can easily become engaged in this type of reading. But I have discovered that this book has become a stereotypical label, giving a false assumption of what the novel’s hidden message truly is. The lead female character, Anastasia Steele, a 22-year-old college senior, falls in love with the male protagonist Christian Grey, a successful and wealthy 27-year-old CEO. For
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those who have not read this bewitching series, Steele and Grey are very incomparable people, but remember, opposites attract. You can characterize Steele as the essence of innocence or purity. It’s not until you read further into the story that she becomes introduced to the dark, secretive world of sexual thrill by the powerful Grey. Ever since he was young, Grey has been very well-acquainted with the black, abstruse, sexually-twisted world that he sees as his own reality. These two individuals eventually become sexually intertwined with one another, causing the shade of black and the presence of the color white to mix into a perfect shade of gray. Steele attempts to
move forward from Grey’s dark past, and learns to accept his sexual desires and repair his broken soul. Her innocence, which immediately intrigues Grey, overpowers his obscure being and brings him into the light of what is known as good. Every woman’s ambition in a relationship is to fix a man. These two lovers portray an example of how to surpass obstacles in a relationship and overcome personal struggles between one another. Despite the illicit sexual contract between Steele and Grey, readers can recognize the true significance of this overwhelming love story, and can understand what makes up the perfect shade of grey.
April 20 - May 20
Today is a 6 -- Be very careful now. Where others see a problem, you see an exciting opportunity. Look farther into the future. Magnetism fills the space.
GEMINI May 21 - June 20
Today is a 7 -- Stay true to your vision and commitments, even as you revise them. It’s a good time to find a bargain. Allow your feet to take you where they want.
CANCER June 21 - July 22
Today is a 6 -- Study the situation for a while. Meet with an important client or family member, and listen as if you’re paying gold for every word. Practice something you love.
LEO July 23 - Aug. 22
Today is an 8 -- Tap another source of revenue, looking at all possible angles. The upcoming days are quite profitable (and you’re very popular). Don’t fall for a sob story. Think about the future.
Aug. 23 - Sept. 22
Today is a 5 -- You have extra confidence starting today. Your actions speak louder than words, so make them count. Gather practical information and advance. Remember an important appointment.
LIBRA Sept. 23 - Oct. 22
Today is a 7 -- You’re entering a pensive phase. It’s easy to get sidetracked (which can be useful sometimes). Focus on taking actions you’re especially qualified for, even if it means postponing play.
SCORPIO Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
Today is a 7 -- Play, but remember your budget. If it seems too good to be true, it may be. Consider consequences. You have more friends than you realized. Follow the rules.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Today is a 7 -- Work requires more attention (and is more rewarding) for the next few days. Learn so you’re stronger and wiser next time. Crossing a body of water looks interesting.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22 - Jan. 19
Today is a 5 -- Use today and tomorrow to plan the actions for the rest of the year. Do the necessary research, but don’t believe everything you read. Keep the money in the bank.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20 - Feb 18
Today is a 7 -- Make sure you’re linking up with an expert, especially around funding. There’s power in numbers. Provide yourself with what you need, but don’t get complacent. Travel light this time.
Feb. 19 - March 20
Today is a 6 -- Let go of stale fantasies. Invest in the right tools to save money in the long run. There’s a change in plans; take care. Outdoor walks are especially romantic.
To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
What’s going on this weekend? FRIDAY Oct. 12
SATURDAY Oct. 13 SUNDAY Oct. 14
East Meets West Meditation
Rec Center Conference Room Roger Wiliams University 12:05 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Barn (RWU) 7:30 p.m. $10 general, $5 for students
ICC: Sophomore Dodgeball
Field House Roger Williams University 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Barn (RWU) 7:30 p.m. $10 general, $5 for students
CEN: Arts and Culture Event Upper Commons Roger Williams University 9:00 p.m.
Providence Ghost Tours Providence, R.I. Purchase tickets online providenceghosttour.com
ICC: Fall Classics Preliminaries Architecture Field Roger Williams University 12:00 p.m.
The Barn (RWU) 2:00 p.m. $10 general, $5 for students
Roger After Dark GHH Roger Williams University 10:00 p.m. - Midnight
The October 11 issue of The Hawks' Herald.