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Vol. 23, Issue 3 marine bio
New facilities for sailors and students alike Chris Wade Herald Contributor
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Four decades under the sea
Major Spotlight: RWU Marine Biology celebrates a milestone Chelsea Boulrisse Herald Contributor This year, the marine biology department is celebrating 40 years as an undergraduate major at Roger Williams University. “There’s not a lot of undergraduate programs in marine biology nationwide, especially not in New England,” said Professor of Biology Paul Webb. “Any program that is not a kind of traditional liberal arts program that has been able to go for 40 years is a pretty good milestone.” The success of the program has been attributed to a number of different aspects concerning the curriculum as well as the school itself. One of the most important factors
is the committed staff, most of whom are currently working on research of their own, as well as a wide range of topics to study within the marine biology field. One feature of the RWU campus that Webb believes helped the marine biology program prosper was the school’s location on Mount Hope Bay. “A lot of places that have a marine bio program, they don’t necessarily have a coastal campus,” Webb said. “Whereas here we can have the students in a lab by eight and on the boat by 8:15, and have them back by 11 for their other classes.” The students of the program echoed Webb’s sentiments. Sophomore marine biology major Kelly Demolles said one
of her favorite aspects about the program is, “There’s just a lot of opportunity here. Not only do you get to experience marine biology in the classroom, but you actually get immersed in it.” There have been several changes and developments in the 40 years since the program’s establishment. The number of students interested in studying marine biology has also grown, which Webb believes can be attributed to the encouragement of research experience from the first year, as well as the state-ofthe-art facilities. These include a diagnostic lab where students are studying diseases in shellfish, as well as the state’s
Roger Williams University sailors will welcome a new waterfront Sailing Center in the next couple of years that will be built behind the Marine and Natural Science building. Construction will begin as early as spring 2014. According to Director of Athletics David Kemmy, “The Sailing Center will be the center of all waterfront activities.” The building, which has been estimated to cost $3 million, will be a 10 thousand squarefoot waterfront building. The design is complete with storage space for the boats, a large open deck, locker rooms, offices and
a classroom. Though the space is meant to be a center for the sailing team, it has been designed to be multipurpose. “It’s a comfortable design for students and sailors” Kemmy said. The building will be open to all Roger Williams students to enjoy, and it has been stated by Kemmy that the facility is not exclusive to sailors. Fundraising has been the primary source of capital for the project. According to Kemmy, the sailing team has reached $2 million as of now. “Fundraising is ongoing,” Kemmy said. “It started last spring, and $2 million has been reached with a goal of $3
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RWU has broken ground for the new boathouse, which will house the sailing team’s equipment, along with more storage space and classrooms.
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Thefts in the RWU Sponsors WaterFire Rec. Center Director of Public Safety weighs in
RJ Scofield News Editor Several students have reported thefts of personal belongings from the Campus Recreation Center in the past month, specifically from the locker room lockers. “[Roger Williams University has] had at least four incidents of larceny out of the men’s locker room at the Rec. Center. There may have been a couple more reported,” said RWU Director of Public Safety Steven Melaragno. The theft issues seem to occur due to students going to the gym to work out, taking a large amount of valuable items with them, including cash, smartphones, and even laptop computers. These very students are reportedly putting said valuable items in unsecured lockers. “They are not putting a lock on those lockers,” Melaragno said. “They’re leaving their personal belongings essentially
unsecured while they work out.” Melaragno said, “things like this normally happen at the beginning of the fall semester in a lot of places; when I was with the Providence police department, we used to see a flurry of larcenies around the colleges and universities in the city at the beginning of the semester, because the students are not accustomed to having to safeguard their valuables.” The thefts on campus have occurred mainly in the Rec. Center, however there have been sporadic instances of larceny across the University. “We have had some thumb drives taken that were left in computers. We have had a portable hard drive taken,” Melaragno said, “and it’s always when the student leaves their work and then goes to eat, or to bed and forgets about it. Then
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Roger Williams University and the RWU School of Law hosted this past Saturday’s WaterFire in downtown Providence. The flames were lit by 100 students, faculty, see theft, A2 and staff torch-bearers. The marine biology, architecture, and several other departments had displays set up at the event.
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The man behind the state and the statue
Sabrina Caserta News Manager As the state of Rhode Island celebrates the 350th anniversary celebration of the 1663 Rhode Island Colonial Chapter, Roger Williams University joins the initiative, spearheading the campaign, ‘Pay Attention to Roger.’ The campaign intends to explore the legacy of Roger Williams, inspiring pride throughout the university named in his honor. “In addition to being a pride-building effort, we really want this campaign to be an opportunity for people to learn about Roger and his legacy. His impact is still felt today,” said Associate Director of News and Publications, Melissa Patricio. The inclusive community campaign, ‘Pay Attention to Roger,’ will seek to involve students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University in its quest to educate the campus on Williams’ legacy. “This campaign is a community effort, and a real opportunity to get to know Roger Williams – the rebel, the revolutionary, the preacher, the anthropologist, the outcast. He is known by many monikers,” Patricio said. “Roger Williams promoted freedom of religion,
the separation of church and state, and freedom of expression long before these ideals became intrinsic American rights. He was truly visionary in the sense that he advocated for equality and inclusion in an era when conformity was highly valued. Yet he is often overlooked in U.S. history in favor of the Founding Fathers. Roger Williams’ work was
“This campaign is a community effort, and a real opportunity to get to know Roger Williams- the rebel, the revolutionary, the preacher, the anthropologist, the outcast. He is known by many monikers.” foundational to the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and we see his legacy at work still today. As a University, we should be proud to bear his name.” ‘Pay Attention to Roger’
will leverage social media as a platform for public discourse, using the Twitter hashtag #RogerThat as a way to track online conversation, photos, videos and more. The online dialogue seeks to include as many members of the community as possible. Their website, http://roger.rwu.edu, is used as a tool to allow interested parties to learn more about the campaign and about Williams himself. The campaign also promotes the return of ‘Little Rogers,’ miniature statues of Williams. The miniature was originally conceptualized for the University’s 50th anniversary celebration, but as of this fall they have returned to the campus grounds. One of the goals of the campaign is for every student, faculty, and staff member to receive a ‘Little Roger’ by the end of the academic year. In addition to being dispersed throughout campus, ‘Little Rogers’ will be given out at campus wide events, as well as programs and contests. “The timing seems incredibly apt to invite members of the RWU community to become better acquainted with our namesake and state founder,” Patricio said, “to Pay Attention to Roger.”
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The statue of Roger Williams bears the likeness of the late baseball player Ted Williams. It is rumored that nobody knows what Roger Williams actually looked like.
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After several reported thefts in the Rec. Center locker rooms, Public Safety is taking action.
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someone else comes in and takes advantage of that fact.” Melaragno also agrees that such instances are not unique to the campus. “It’s not just in the Rec. Center, and it’s not unique to this campus,” Melaragno said. “People routinely leave smartphones and laptop computers, video games out in the open, and people are by nature very trusting. Unfortunately there are some people that will take advantage of that and take what they can.” The University has responded to these instances of theft by posting signs around the locker rooms where larceny has been a reoccurring case. “[The University] created some signs to be put up on the outside of the locker room and on the inside as a reminder for people to lock their lockers,
bring a lock with them, or don’t take these valuables to the gym,” Melaragno said. “There’s really no reason to have any of that stuff with you if you’re going to your dorm room to change up after anyway.” Melaragno said he is not surprised by the thefts. “One of the challenges for the incoming classes is getting people aware of their personal safety and security of their personal belongings,” Melaragno said. He cited instances such as leaving dorm room doors open when going down the hall, or leaving doors unlocked when showering as ways students leave themselves open to theft, and advises students to be careful and either lock up their valuables or cease leaving them unattended altogether.
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MARINE: Forty years of studying fish from page A1 only shellfish hatchery. Today, thanks to the new facilities and resources, the program is able to provide more hands-on and research based classes as opposed to solely lecture classes. “When I first came here we were still primarily a teaching school,” Webb said. “Most of the faculty weren’t doing active research. Now all of the faculty are doing research and involving undergraduates in the research.” With 40 years under their belt, the marine biology program is continuing to make strides to expand their program not only on campus but throughout the community as well. The department already has outreach programs in place, such as encouraging residents to have “oyster gardens” that will help raise oysters until they can be released back into the water to grow, reproduce, and essentially be able to be harvested by shell-fishermen. They also hope to raise their local visibility. The marine biology department plans on celebrating their 40th anniversary for the entire school year. They began by hosting distinguished marine biologist Sylvia Earle last week for the President’s Distinguished Speakers Series, and by presenting at WaterFire in Providence. The
department also plans on trying to reconnect with alumni who have continued research after graduating. “We would certainly like, at least in the local minds, that when they think of marine biology in Rhode Island, they think of us first,” Webb said. “We’re just trying to take the year to celebrate what we’ve done and think about what we want to do in the next 40 years.”program not only on campus but throughout the community as well. The department already has outreach programs in place, such as encouraging residents to have “oyster gardens” that will help raise oysters until they can be released back into the water to grow, reproduce, and essentially be able to be harvested by shellfishermen. They also hope to raise their local visibility. The Marine Biology department plans on celebrating their 40th anniversary for the entire school year. They began by hosting distinguished marine biologist Sylvia Earle last week for the President’s Distinguished Lecture Series, and by presenting at WaterFire in Providence. The department also plans on trying to reconnect with alumni who have continued research after graduating.
BOAT: Setting sail in 2015 from page A1 million.” Kemmy also said that the team is on track with their fundraising and that they “are very confident.” Last spring, RWU reportedly raised $1.7 million at the 10th annual Captain’s Cup Regatta. RWU Board of Trustees Retired Chairman Richard L. Bready donated $1 million. The project also received donations from alumni, families of the sailors, and even anonymous sources. Kemmy and a professor of the School of Architecture have been a part of a design committee for the building. ACTWO Architects have been heading up the design work for the Sailing Center. According to Kemmy and team captain senior Alex Rudkin, sailing centers are necessary, as they enhance the team’s ability to compete and host events. It provides a place for the sailing team to hang up
their jackets and meet. “We want the ability to host nationals, which has never been done here,” Rudkin said. “It is necessary for us to grow as a team, and we need to look at who is coming next. The sailing center is a huge recruiting tool for the future.” RWU has one of the top sailing teams in the world, ranked amongst teams such as Brown University, Harvard University, Boston College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and even the U.S. Navy. Despite this, the captain explained, the team has long been without the resources that many of their competitors have. “We are the only team without a boathouse. It shows the support of the University, and benefits us and the University to have it,” Rudkin said.
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Construction for the new Sailing Center will begin in spring 2014, and is expected to be completed in the 2015 academic year.
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The marine biology program is celebrating their 40th year at the University by hosting events through the end of next semester. The wetlabs featured above are some of the most state-of-the-art in New England.
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EDITORIAL: Finding a niche
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When entering college, a spectrum of opportunity greets the incoming freshmen. However, it oftentimes is an intangible greeting; they cannot always see it, and they cannot always hear it. When a student finally finds their unique niche in college, they experience a sense of knowing. In order for a student to discover a sense of belonging, it is up to him or her to be the catalyst. These opportunities that swim in the Roger Williams University campus air can easily float away, and in four years may disappear with the tide before an attempt is made to grasp them. After completing my first year at RWU, I became aware of the multitude of clubs and organizations available on campus. These groups serve as communities for students and provide them with an aura of comfort. A student’s niche may involve stargazing through a telescope or sailing the waters of Mt. Hope Bay. For others, it could be pinning someone on a wrestling mat or writing for the school newspaper. The environment, however, is trivial; because when a niche is found, a bond between student and team is achieved. The group of people sharing the common passion become a second family due to a similar goal, which can range from reaching the end of a race or publishing a periodical. About one year ago I felt stranded on campus without an extracurricular to be actively involved in. Although my roommate and her group of teammates welcomed me into their social circle, I could not help feeling that I was constantly tagging along. I had the desire to branch out and be
a member of a group in which I could effortlessly fit without any questions or self-doubts. After attending my first Hawks’ Herald meeting, I knew that the school newspaper was something that I wanted to be a serious member of. I had always enjoyed writing, and the layout process incorporated the use of my knowledge as a graphic design student. Interviewing random faculty and students around campus improved my interpersonal skills, and I loved how afterwards they were no longer strangers. The most rewarding part was seeing my written work published for all to see. I accepted constructive criticism from my editor and manager, and received encouragement to take on more in-depth stories as they observed my improvement. Soon, they were offering me front page articles to write and I began to brainstorm and contribute story ideas of my own. By the spring, my senior editor and manager recognized that The Hawks’ Herald was my niche as well. Since last May, my predecessors have graduated, but have entrusted me with their Features section. Today as I write this editorial, I think back to how one year prior to this issue of The Hawks’ Herald, I was entering a general staff meeting hesitantly as a shy and awkward freshman. This editorial is not directed to new students alone. Even as an upperclassmen, there is still time left to join a group on campus and find a sense of belonging. Along the way, I guarantee that you will evolve as an individual. Skills for life beyond the RWU campus can be developed, and as much as we ignore the fact, we are inching towards that outside world more quickly than we realize.
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Men’s and women’s tennis welcome coach Barry Gorman
Connor Casey Herald Contributor Roger Williams University is having an easy time welcoming new men’s and women’s tennis head coach Barry Gorman. Gorman has already had much success so far this fall, as he has coached the women’s team to a 6-4 start to the season, and has the team in top shape for the upcoming Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament. Coming from a lifetime full of playing and coaching tennis, Gorman is ready to bring his experience to RWU and continue his success. Up until his recently started tenure at RWU, Gorman had spent his entire collegiate and coaching career at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass. He was a four-year starter at BSU from 2005 to 2008 in both singles and doubles, and was acclaimed as an outstanding student-athlete. Gorman had a career singles record of 41-10, and a career doubles record of 30-17. He had arguably his best singles season in 2008, when he had a singles record of 14-0. While at BSU, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education, and then went on to get his Masters of Arts degree in Physical Education with a specialization in coaching from Ball State University. “Our school had just started a program when I was in seventh grade, so I just started to try it and it went well. Then I really started to work on it my eighth grade year,” Gorman said. “I’m a really competitive person, so
it was fun. What I did a lot was change up my game to find a way to win. If you’re playing someone better then you need to change up your game.” In addition to his impressive career as an athlete, Gorman also coached at BSU for the past five seasons. He led their women’s team to two Little East Conference Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2010 and 2012 respectively. In those same years, Gorman was recognized as the Little East Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year. On the men’s side, Gorman left Bridgewater State with the most wins as a coach in program’s history. In 2012 he was also recognized as the Little East Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year. Gorman has high hopes when it comes to the men’s and women’s tennis program at RWU. A conference title and an NCAA berth are two of the goals for his future here. “The goal is to win the conference in both and get to the NCAA tournament. It’s an experience that is so fun, and it’s something that I want to do here,” Gorman said. Gorman is certainly excited to be joining the Hawks, and said he can see himself coaching here for a number of years. “I love it down here. I’m definitely looking to be here for a while,” Gorman said. “When I came for an interview in August that was the first thing I thought when I saw the campus.” The RWU community is certainly happy to have Gorman here and hope he can have continued success during his time here.
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Connor Casey Herald Contributor Coming to Roger Williams University from Newington, Conn., Hannah Zydanowicz has emerged as one of the most dominant runners in recent history. Zydanowicz is an Architecture Major who, along with being a key part of the 2011 RWU Women’s Soccer Team, has led the cross country team to numerous championships. With first place finishes in two races this year, Zydanowicz has started the 2013 season on fire and ready to continue her success. As a junior at RWU this year, Zydanowicz has continued her torrent pace that she started for herself last year. In the 2012 season, she recorded top-ten finishes in all of her regular season races, and that was only the beginning of her remarkable season. Zydanowicz finished 65th in the cross country program’s first ever appearance at the NCAA National Championship, and also qualified for Nationals with a 15th place finish at the NCAA Division III New England Championship. In one of her more impressive periods from last season, Zydanowicz set four school records in four consecutive weeks. Along with being a fivetime Commonwealth Coast
RWU golf participates in the Rhode Island College Invitational on Friday.
Golf team looking to succeed at upcoming tournaments Keith Richard Herald Contributor The newly reinstated men’s varsity golf team at Roger Williams University is a team full of underclassmen who are looking to create a name for themselves this year. So far this season, the golf team has participated in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Qualifier in Manchester, Mass. The Hawks placed 6th out of seven teams with a shot score of 334. Western New England finished the day with a tournament high of 306 that nabbed them the top spot on the leader boards. Unfortunately, the Hawks needed to have placed within the top four to have advanced to the championship round in the spring. The team, however, certainly has potential and room for improvement in the future. Freshman Nick Bellucci shot an RWU best of 79, tying him for 10th place individually in the tournament. Sophomores Steve Keary and Mike DeNault also gave some hope to the Hawks, having placed 15th and 20th respectively. While the final
results were not what the team and players were hoping for, the season is still young and full of time for development and improvement for the future. One of the first things to notice when analyzing the Hawks roster is the overwhelming amount of freshmen and sophomores on the team. While young, the golf team hopes that players can develop over their four years to deliver more consistency on the course. In order to achieve this development the team needs to be close knit and push each other each every day so they can all become better players overall. Sophomore Nick Haverilla, a new addition to the team, summed up the general chemistry of the team. “The team is a great group of guys,” Haverilla said. “We all get along and enjoy playing with each other every day.” This type of camaraderie is probably what head coach Steve Diemoz wants to see from his players. Diemoz has been coaching high school and college players for years, and has over 30 years of experience as a golf professional. As the
Profile of a Hawk Hannah Zydanowicz CROSS COUNTRY 1) 5’3” junior from Newington, Conn. 2) Ran in the program’s first-ever NCAA National Championship where she placed 65th overall. 3) Holds RWU’s 5k school record with a time of 18:36.2. 4) Was named CCC Runner and Rookie of the Year in 2012. Conference (CCC) Runner of the Week, Zydanowicz also took home the honor of the CCC Runner and Rookie of the Year after winning the CCC Championship. This year, in her most recent
race, Zydanowicz took home first place in a convincing fashion. In the process of coming in first in a field of 243 runners, Zydanowicz broke both the course record and her own school record at
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the University of Southern Maine Invitational. Although RWU came in tenth in a field of colleges that included three nationally-ranked and five regionally-ranked teams, Zydanowicz proved that she
coach of the Hawks in the past, Diemoz has led the Hawks to 52-33-1 record with a school best winning percentage of .610. Haverilla believes this season so far has been a positive experience and that the fairly consistent weather has also been a plus. “The seasons been great so far,” Haverilla said. “We’ve only had one tournament but we have been able to go out and practice almost every day”. As long as the Hawks can get consistent and meaningful practice in as much as they can, they may be able to become a force in the conference and truly reveal their potential. “Our future looks good, considering we are mostly underclassmen, we have a lot of time to get better and start winning championships,” Haverilla said. The Hawks hope to continue to develop in their tournaments and invitationals as the season goes on. The Hawks golf team is participating in the Rhode Island College Invitational on Friday, October 4 in Providence, R.I.
is far from her maximum potential as a runner. Zydanowicz had an unusual outlook on running when asked about the reasons why she enjoyed running as a collegiate athlete. “I never thought I would be doing it collegiately,” Zydanowicz said. “To be honest I hated running until I was a junior in high school playing soccer. I was super slow and couldn’t even meet the time trial, so I started running more and I fell in love with it.” With the amount of success that Zydanowicz has had last season and this season so far, it would be easy for someone in her position to get complacent. Zydanowicz wants to avoid that at all costs though. “I have goals of doing better than I did last year,” Zydanowicz said. “I just never want to settle and I just like to work towards bigger things.” With four more races before the CCC Championship at University of New England this year, Zydanowicz looks to continue her dominate pace that she has set thus far this season. With an 18:10.72 first place finish in her 5K run at the University of Southern Maine Invitational, it would seem difficult for someone to get any better than that. For Zydanowicz though, it’s just another day in the life.
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A look around the sports world NHL season to be filled with change and excitement Andrew Grassey Sports Editor The 2013-2014 National Hockey League season has not even begun yet and it is already better then last year. Why? Because there is no worrying about losing a season to another dumb and meaningless lockout. We don’t have to focus on revenue sharing and games being lost this season. This year, every fan, player, coach and owner can just focus on the one thing that is
important: the game. And believe me, there is plenty to look at for this upcoming NHL season. First of all, scheduling is going to have a huge effect on this season. This marks the beginning of the new realigned divisions, and people may be surprised about how much of an impact this will make on the season. If you play in the new Western Conference, you already have a better chance of making the playoffs than a team in the Eastern Conference, because there are only 14 teams
in the west opposed to the 16 in the east. Also, every team has to travel to all 29 other cities this year. This means more travel for every team, which means more back-to-back games, and less rest for players. These changes could make a significant impact towards the end of the season when teams are battling for playoff spots. The next thing to look at for this upcoming season is that NHL players will be participating in the Olympics again. That means two weeks will taken off during February so that the best players of the NHL can play in Sochi, Russia. This is significant for two reasons. One, it means that the worlds top players that get paid millions of dollars here in the U.S. could get hurt playing overseas. Could you imagine if Sidney Crosby gets another concussion playing for Canada in the Olympics? I don’t think the Pittsburgh Penguins or Gary Bettman would be too pleased about losing him again. Participating in the Olympics also means that the schedule will be more jam-packed with games this year, because they have to make up for the games missed in the two-week period. Even with all these cons to letting NHL players participate in the Olympics, you have to admit, it is going to be one exciting tournament.
The science of sports Alison Rochford Copy Editor The human body can throw a ball at up to 105 mph, run a mile in three minutes and 48 seconds, and jump up to four feet high. The actions are not learned, but with practice they can be perfected. With so many capabilities, it is easy to wonder how the body is capable of such spectacles. How does the brain know exactly how far to throw the game-winning pitch? How does the mind tell the foot where to kick the ball in a split second before the opposing team swoops in? How does the brain coordinate every single move that an athlete makes? According to naturalist Charles Darwin, many primates have the ability to throw objects, but only humans can do so with high speed and accuracy. As bipedalism, the ability for individuals to walk solely on their hind legs, evolved, the arms became free to forage and hunt by throwing. According to a Harvard University study, humans’ early relatives developed this ability as early as two million years ago. Today, athletes took the skills our ancestors used simply to survive, and turned them into a way of life. The nervous system sends nerve signals at speeds of over 100 meters per second. With this knowledge, it is no wonder that the body is capable of so much. The nervous system extracts information from the environment, such as a ball whizzing past the ear or the finish line coming into sight, and sends signals to be processed in the brain. It then sends signals to the muscles to respond, to catch the ball, to end the race. Eye-hand coordination is critical in every sport. The eyes fixate on a target before the brain tells the muscles to what to do. The eyes receive information on the target, such as the size, shape, and force that the fingertips need to exert to do a task.
According to a study from VU University in Amsterdam, when performing shorter tasks, such as kicking a ball into a net, the eyes are able to move onto the next task so that the brain knows what the body needs to do next. For longer tasks, such as following through when swinging a golf club, continued visual input is necessary even after the athlete has finished the action. Recent studies from the University of Calgary in Canada explore the “quiet eye,” the ways in which vision controls and guides the body’s movements. According to this study,
Record-breaking performances in sports Zdeno Chara clocked a slap shot at 108.8 mph in 2012. Aroldis Chapman threw the fastest MLB pitch in history when he threw a fastball at 106 mph in 2011. Usain Bolt has run 27.79 mph during a 100 meters sprint in 2009. In 2009, Cesar Cielo of Brazil ran a 50 meter freestyle in 20.91 seconds. there is an optimal place for the eyes to focus, but it differs from sport to sport. In golf, for example, the player must focus on the backside of the ball from the time before the stroke, to well after it has left the tee. In basketball, conversely, the players need to focus on the front of the hoop up until they shoot the ball. “It is about looking at the ball for long enough to process aiming information,” according to Mark Wilson, a professor from the University of Exeter in England who led another study on the quiet eye. Joan Vickers, a specialist in kinesiology from the University of Calgary has been researching the quiet eye for more than two
decades. She worked with their very own women’s basketball team, and put the athletes through extensive vision testing, and had eye tracking and analysis done to sense where their pupils were directed during various actions. At the end of the study, the athletes improved their free-throw statistics in competition by 22 percent in just two seasons with training of the quiet eye. It seems simple enough to remember; after all, children are taught to keep their eye on the ball from a very young age. According to Wilson, however, many athletes forget this as life goes on and their performance suffers. Improving the quiet eye does not ensure a better athlete, but it does improve aim. This raises the question, then, of why some people are naturally better athletes than others. There are many factors that influence the quality of an athlete aside from practice. Some people are simply born with a stronger heart and more lung capacity, making it easier to perform as an athlete. Longer limbs are also a factor. For example, a longer stride allows a person to run faster, because they have to exert less energy with each step. Environmental factors such as altitude also play a part in an athlete’s ability. This is why many athletes will train for marathons at higher altitudes where it is more difficult to breathe, making their lower-altitude run seem easy in comparison. People without these genetic or environmental advantages can, of course, excel in the field of athletics. It is important to remember to practice, and to do so the right way. The nervous system will remember every movement that a body makes, so when an athlete’s practices are even slightly off, they will throw off their game exponentially. With practice and determination, people have trained their bodies to swim for miles, to hit grand slams, even to climb Mount Everest.
Now it is time to focus on the teams. When looking around the NHL, many people will predict teams like the Blackhawks, Bruins, Penguins, Red Wings or other big name teams to win the Stanley Cup this year. I would have to disagree. In my opinion, this year will be a season where a sleeper team will come in and win it all. Why? First off, all the great teams from last year were playing every other day until June. With a short offseason, look for those teams to lose some endurance throughout the season and start to struggle later in the year. Secondly, there are a number of teams that are underrated, and ready to make serious playoff pushes. Teams such as the St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, Colorado Avalanche, and Nashville Predators could be surprising teams that can put pressure on the big market teams this season. Look for new and surprising teams to make big pushes this year and have success. This season is looking to be one of the best in history. The parody in the league is the best it has ever been and the players in the league are some of the best they have ever had. There is no doubt about it this year is going to be exciting and competitive. Get ready fans, it is going to be a great season.
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Every time a person kicks a soccer ball, there are a number of different forces taking place. Based on where a person kicks the soccer ball, it can have many speeds and spins. The ball’s spin can go inward or outward based on where it was kicked, and also if the ball is going in the same direction of the air flow. The world’s best soccer players have learned to control their kicks to create the best speed and spin to score goals.
The fastest pitch in MLB history was recorded in 2011 when Aroldis Chapman threw a pitch 106 mph against the Pittsburgh Pirtates. Batters only have 0.4 seconds to react to a pitch around 90 mph. That means their mind has to idenify the ball, the type of pitch and if they want to swing at the pitch in that time.
Samuel Groth recorded the fastest serve in tennis history when he struck the ball 163.4 mph in 2012. Some of the credit to this record being broken last year has to go to improvements in rackets and tennis balls. New rackets provide improvements in the shape, and strings make them capable of hitting balls faster then ever before. Tennis balls also vary in firmness so the player can increase or decrease speed depending on what the player wants.
How does the brain know exactly how far to throw the game-winning pitch? How does the mind tell the foot where to kick the ball in a split second before the opposing team swoops in? How does the brain coordinate every single move that an athlete makes? The Hawks’ Herald looks into the idea of sports science to see how athletes can physically do what they do. For full story, see A7
Women’s volleyball ties school record with win over Eastern Nazarene College rwu 3 | enc 0 Nick Schwalbert Sports Contributor The Hawks remain perfect on the season after taking down Eastern Nazarene College on Tuesday night with ease, tying a school record with 19 straight wins on the season. After bumping up from the #25 to the #23 spot in the national poll, the Hawks looked to continue their roll with their high-powered offense. Spotting the Lions a two point lead in the first set, the Hawks battled back with three quick points with one of them coming from a big block by Krystie Lucynski and Sarah McAniff. The Hawks continued their impressive defensive domination this season with a total of 46 digs, eleven of those coming from Darian Tredennick. The Lions would rally back, erasing their sixpoint lead and tying the set up at 12 all. Coach Ben Somera had seen enough and decided to call a timeout in order to regroup his team. His words of wisdom paid off as his team turned it on proceeding the timeout as the Hawks offense surged for nine more points and ultimately won the set 25-16. The set finished
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Elizabeth Flaherty and Holly Handcock block the ball during a 3-0 RWU win. on an ugly failed serve attempt by Eastern Nazarene that seemed to kill any momentum they previously had. The Hawks appeared to be handling the stress of remaining in the top twenty-five quite well and keep the fact that they’re nationally ranked in mind. “At times we deal with it well, at times we show immaturity,” Somera said. “Every team will
want to beat a nationally ranked team.” The second set did not play out much differently from the first. After the first point was awarded to the Lions, Darian Trednnieck had a big time dig, gave the Hawks second point of the set. The Hawks would continue to score six straight points before the Lions could find an answer to the high
powered offense of the Hawks. The recognition of what would sail out of bounds was again a big factor for the Hawks, as the Lions struggled at times to keep their serves in bounds. With a strong offensive push with some good shot placements and great defense on low shots, the Hawks were able to pull out a 25-17 second set win. As theme of the game appeared
to be, the Lions were once again first to the punch in scoring in the third set, as they scored the first five points of the game. Coach Somera was visibly upset by his team’s play and called a timeout, after which the Hawks came out and added three straight points. After treading points back and forth, coach Somera called another timeout, this time with a plan to finally put away the Lions. Down 13-18 in the set, the Hawks came out battling for each point, ultimately tying the game at 19. The Hawks eventually put the game away after another offensive surge and the final score of game three was 25-21. Darian Tredennick led the team in digs with 11, Katie Thieret and Sarah McAniff each had four aces, and Elizabeth Flaherty totaled nine kills. Coach Somera was impressed with his team and how each of them contributed to the win. “Our depth was the most important part of the win,” Somera said. “We have players who can contribute at a pretty high level.” RWU will face Endicott College on the road on Saturday at 2 p.m.
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Spirits and stagecraft Ashley Williams Herald Contributor Would you believe that there is a ghost that lives inside the Performing Arts Center (PAC)? Or, that after being disassembled, the barn took five years to be rebuilt on the Roger Williams University campus? We have all seen the beautiful barn that sits on the hill behind the baseball and softball fields next to the School of Law, but most of us have never taken the time to learn about the unique history behind it. Henry Salisbury originally built the barn in 1894 in Glocester, R.I. on Whipplespear Farm. The barn is actually made up of two barns; before it was taken apart, the smaller barn was attached to the right side of the larger barn, and after reconstruction the smaller barn was moved to the left side. The
remarkable cupola that sits on top of the PAC was carefully transported with a crane to RWU and still remains in its original position today. A fun fact about the cupola is that it is not just for looks. In the original barn, it functioned as a venting system for the hayloft. Breaking down the barn in Glocester, R.I. took over a year because it was disassembled piece by piece. The students working on the project numbered each piece before removing it, which made it convenient for rebuilding. The Rhode Island National Guard Corps of Engineers specially transported the large pieces of granite that the PAC sits on today. They used the project to complete their service requirements and worked on weekends spanning over the course of three months. Before they began to rebuild the barn, they excavated the site
using dynamite and installed a French drainage system. The majority of the building is composed of historic materials, and in order to brace the structure, the students used new material while reassembling the pieces. “It was really neat that the students in construction management got to work on the project,” said Associate Dean of Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English Roberta Adams. In 1983, when the pieces of the structure first arrived on campus, an architectural preservation group was the first team of students to work on the barn. It was an incredible opportunity for the students lucky enough to be involved. The students who were able to work on the barn experienced every aspect of the preservation, which included roofing the building.
The reconstruction of the beloved PAC took five years to complete. They began working on the project in 1981 and opened in 1986, with a performance of the famous American musical, “Guys and Dolls.” Retired Professor Emeritus of Theatre William Grandgeorge was both the founder of the theatre program and director of its first performance. Before the theatre could be opened, RWU needed to raise money in order to purchase necessities. In June 1984, a successful benefit gala concert was held where donations between $25 and $1,000 were received. The PAC is now the home of all dance and theatre productions at RWU, but it was originally planned to be for theatre purposes only. It was later remodeled to ensure and accommodate a place for the
dancers; the dance studio was then built in the basement of the barn. “You know there’s a ghost,” Adams said. Out of all the unique facts and quirks about the PAC, the story of the ghost is by far the most interesting. The ghost is known to be the son of the family who owned the original barn in Glocester, R.I. “He walked back to the barn looking for his family,” Adams said. RWU students agree with Adams that a spirit is present within the barn. “I have had friends who have had encounters with him,” said sophomore Danielle McCullough. Legend is, he fell asleep in a chair and froze to death. There is a wooden chair in the PAC that sits in the corner on the
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The Performing Arts Center was originally built on a farm in Glocester, R.I. and then recontructed on the RWU campus.
Hungry for heartbreak Top five artists to Finding entertainment in the misfortune of others Mairead Murphy Herald Contributor Dating and Relationships are just fragments of life, but in this century, breakups and heartaches are just fragments of entertainment. Why has it become so normal to fall in love with falling out of love? It is reality shows like MTV’s “Catfish,” “The Bachelor,” “Friend-Zoned,” and even “Teen Mom” that could perhaps be to blame for this new infatuation. Some students at Roger Williams University think they have the obsession with televised heartbreak all figured out. Freshman Charles Ahl believes that the people on some reality love shows really just desire to be noticed and gain a spotlight. “Personally I think it’s about people who want attention. Not love. They are unrealistic and it’s entertaining for mainly that reason. It’s funnier than it is dramatic,” Ahl said. Junior Jamie Catacosinos said she has always hated the show “Teen Mom.” However, Catacosinos claims that even she gets caught up in the action herself. “It’s so easy to detach from your own issues and focus on theirs for a little while. I think people like to watch other people suffer,” Catacosinos said. The contrasting opinions on
the topic brings up another concept: do boys feel differently about this obsession with heartbreak than girls? This is an idea which has been looked at by critics for years. A study was done in 2011 by The Girl Scouts of America, which considered the opinions of more than 1,100 girls between ages 11 to 17. The study found that those who are regular viewers of reality shows feel “girls often have to compete for a guy’s
“Viewers desire to see other people go through things in life that they would never want to happen to themselves.” attention.” Reality television programs display traumatic real-life events which can trigger unwanted emotions on their viewers. In 2009, the first season of MTV’s “Teen Mom” aired, and young girls around the world were hit with the reality of being impregnated at such a young age. Up until that moment, teen pregnancy was simply another sex education topic that happened to careless girls
from textbooks and stock films. “Teen Mom” gave girls a compelling glimpse at the physical consequences of getting pregnant. Ever since, hearts continue to break more and more as the number of reality love shows rack up. People love the idea of watching heartbreak merely because it’s the realest part of reality television. As for the science behind heartbreak, investigations continue. Studies show that a heartbreak is actually one of the greatest mentally impacting occurrences a person goes through. The pain and sorrow that comes with a breakup are some of the most authentic emotions a person has in their life. Viewers desire to see other people go through things in life that they would never want to happen to themselves. By doing so, a person becomes more aware of how to react if ever put in such situation. With that, there is no question why we all crave seeing someone get completely denied on those reality shows. It is simply because it is not happening to us. We sit back, relax, and enjoy watching the heart of a normal person get crushed. Eyes are glued, hearts pump, and sympathy arises.
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Zach Mobrice Herald Contributor If you’re tired of the same old music that is filling up the mainstream radio, have no fear; here are five up-and-coming artists currently raising the bar on how music should be made. 1. The 1975 Who they are: The 1975 are an indie-rock band from Manchester, England. Though they have been around since 2002, they only started releasing their EPs in 2012, making them late bloomers. Releasing four EPs over the course of only nine months, The 1975 quickly gained a large following not only in England, but across the pond as well; they have been receiving regular airplay on 95.5 WBRU since early summer. After over a decade of existence, the band finally released a selftitled album on Sept. 3. Why you should listen: The 1975 have a unique sound, combining indie rock, electropop, and R&B elements to make unbelievably infectious songs. They are, without overstatement, the catchiest band I’ve heard in years (can’t resist that British accent!). For you concert-goers out there, let it also be known that they put on a mystical show that has the power to entrance you. Combine The Neighbourhood with One Direction, and you
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get these wonderful chaps. Must hear tracks: “Sex”; “Chocolate”; their cover of “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction 2. Bastille Who they are: Spawned in 2010 in England, Bastille started off as a solo electronica project by Dan Smith. Several mix tapes and EPs later, Bastille is now a full electronica band, as well as a huge British sensation; their debut album, “Bad Blood” (which was released in the UK on March 4, 2013), reached number one on the UK charts. One of their singles, “Pompeii”, has also found a home in American media, receiving constant airplay. Why you should listen: Many electronica bands have the tendency to make every song they release sound the same, causing them to go very bleak very quickly. This is not the case for Bastille; their sound differs between most of their tracks, keeping them original and fun. With their blatant European pop influence, Bastille’s music is dance-worthy, extremely catchy, and sounds like it belongs in a FIFA video game. Must hear tracks: “Pompeii”; “No Angels feat. Ella” (a cover of “No Scrubs” by TLC that also samples “Angels” by The xx)
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The PAC is said to be haunted by a spirit. upper parts of the barn by the lighting booth. Nobody sits in the chair because it is the ghost’s chair; students claim that weird things happen in the chair’s corner. “It is bad luck if you sit on it,” McCullough said. Since his actual name is unknown, theatre students have named the ghost Banquo. The name comes from Shakespeare’s famous 1606 play Macbeth in which the character, Banquo, is murdered and later returns as a ghost. As if the legend of the ghost is not interesting enough, the barn also has more hidden features. The theatre is uniquely designed so that the director can decide where and how the audience will be seated; it can take on several different theatre setups. The sets of the performances in the PAC are actually built in a workshop, which is located behind the stage. A lounge was also built into the barn, located upstairs and it is welcome to
any visitors. Above the stage is a storage area for costumes and props, as well as a greenroom, which is theatre slang for a place to get ready. In 2011, RWU celebrated the barn’s 25th anniversary. There was a reception held in the lawn behind the Global Heritage Hall on campus. The theatre also arranged a special performance in honor of the event. “[Alumni theatre students of RWU] came back and did a performance of snip-its from plays and musicals throughout their years in the barn,” Adams said. Students have been studying Dance and Performance Art, Music and Theatre in the nurturing environment of the PAC for 27 years, and they look forward to many more years of successful productions. Our University is lucky to have the PAC, with its significant preservation and extraordinary history.
Engineering: The next generation Eileen Korney Features Editor The view of Mount Hope Bridge, located south of Roger Williams University campus, is a spectacular site. Students take countless Instagram photos of the structure daily, but do they ever consider the process of its construction? Assistant Professor of Engineering Nicole Martino is a new faculty member who specializes in Structural Engineering, and focuses on bridges and the assessment of bridge decks. She hopes to incorporate her expertise on bridges in her classes, and educate students about the variety of careers available within the field of engineering. “I learned to love teaching when I was a teaching assistant when I was getting my graduate degree,” Martino said. “So that influenced me to get my Ph.D., and I hope that I can continue teaching as well as my previous professors did [and get my students] excited about the topic.” Martino is a graduate of Northeastern University and is prepared to teach RWU students the fundamentals in her Engineering 110 course in addition to Engineering 210. In her introductory course, Martino is teaching graphics and design that includes hand drawing and asymmetric drawing. Students also learn computer programs such as SolidWorks, which is a stimulus program. “Tons and tons of companies use the skills and use the programs that we’re teaching them, so we’re going to try to prepare them for a great future career,” she said. Oftentimes, it is the guidance
received by a professor that motivates students to continue putting effort into their studies. “What I admire about previous professors that I’ve learned from was their ability to clearly explain the theory and demonstrate through examples. So that’s what I hope [to do] in my courses,” Martino said. However, Martino’s impact on students stretches beyond the confines of a classroom. She is an academic advisor for freshmen, and guides them through the various disciplines of engineering. Martino counsels students by discussing the different types of engineering available in the real world, and helps them explore possible areas where they can specialize in the future. When asked how she manages
to balance being both a professor and academic advisor, Martino emphasized on the importance of planning. “As long as you plan your days accordingly and plan your times to advise and to prepare classes, it should be manageable,” she said. So far, Martino enjoys being a member of the RWU faculty, and is pleased to say that her students are as equally enthusiastic about the field of engineering as she is. “My students are great. I expected the students to be great here, but they’re great kids, they’re eager to learn,” Martino said. “They seem like they’re enjoying what they’re learning and they’re excited for the future topics.”
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Nicole Martino joins the RWU faculty and staff.
Meet your Mr. RWU hopeful of the week Contestant with a history of charity helps children in need Christie Mercuri Herald Contributor
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About Greg Hometown: Sayville, Long Island, N.Y. Studying: mechanical engineering Talents: plays soccer Fundraising approach: hosting a big event at Angelina’s Coffee Shop
Greg Neville: Head Resident Assistant of Maple, participant in multiple engineering clubs, member of the dining committee, intramural soccer player, and possibly the next Mr. RWU? Neville is a native of Sayville, Long Island, and is a senior here at Roger Williams University. He is studying mechanical engineering, and will be one of the 10 students participating in the Mr. RWU Spectacular put on by the Inter-Residence Hall Association (IRHA) in November. The contestants in the pageant compete to raise the most money possible for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and of course to win the title of Mr. RWU. Neville has been an active participant in performances like the dance show last year, and also in different fundraisers. This is not his first experience with philanthropy on the Roger Williams University Campus. “I did St. Baldrick’s my freshman year, and it was great because I raised a lot of money for that... but I just want to go above and beyond, and this will allow me to do that,” Neville said. The only way that he will possibly be able to get past his fundraising success freshman year is with the help of his Personal Assistant (PA). Neville’s PA is Callie Gillis, a senior who is majoring in education.
“Her and I met through the RA position last year, became really close friends, and now she is taking on the lead as my PA,” Neville said. So far they have a few fundraisers in the works. They have been selling a lot of food in Cedar and around South campus. Their biggest fundraiser yet will take place in Angelina’s Coffee Shop in Bristol, where Gillis works. A band called Town Meeting is going to come in and play, and all proceeds of the event will go towards the cause. The event is going to take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Neville plans to make the most of the competition, even if he does not win. “The game plan is just to have fun along the way; I’m not trying to win. I just want to have fun and make it the best experience I can,” Neville said. To Neville, the most important part of the competition is the children. “It’s good to bring awareness to this topic because obviously it affects so many individuals; growing up I worked a lot with kids, like babysitting and hanging out with cousins, and nieces and nephews. I don’t see kids everyday, so I want to support the kids who are in need,” Neville said. Neville’s genuine passion for aiding those in need will definitely improve his chances of possibly being crowned the next Mr. RWU.
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Greenpeace captain inspires daughter’s career path Shana Sims Features Manager For some students, inspiration for pursuing a certain career can come from the profession of their parents. Roger Williams University freshman, Natasha Willcox, has a lot of inspiration. Willcox’s father, Peter Willcox, has been a captain of Greenpeace ships for over 30 years. Greenpeace is an organization that advocates for the environment around the world. Since Willcox was a child, he alternated three months on and off working for Greenpeace throughout the year. Most recently, he was captaining the Arctic Sunrise with 30 passengers as they made their way to an oil rig. The rig was set up by a Russian company called Gazprom, which was scheduled to start operations in early spring. But Gazprom is known for their out-of-date and unsafe drills, and the Greenpeace activists aboard the Arctic Sunrise had plans to take action. On Sept. 18, Greenpeace activists began their protest. Two members of the group climbed aboard the rig, and were immediately sprayed with a fire hose. This did not stop the protestors, nor the Russians. The Russian Coast Guard arrived at the drill and threatened the protestors to stop, but they refused. “Greenpeace runs on a nonviolent campaign, so obviously they weren’t going to do anything, they just don’t
stop the action,” Willcox said. The Russian Coast Guard ship began to fire in the direction of the Greenpeace ship, three miles away, to intimidate them. They demanded that the activists leave, but Willcox said she was not surprised at her father’s response. “They said move the boat and stop the action, and obviously my dad said no,” Willcox said. The Russian Coast Guard then took the two protestors who were climbing the rig captive,
“I think everything Greenpeace does is worth doing something about.” -Natasha Willcox, daughter of Greenpeace Captain Peter Willcox
and demanded that the Arctic Sunrise move 20 miles away before they would return their crew members. The ship did as was requested, but the Russian Coast Guard made no effort to contact them or return the activists. The last email from the Greenpeace ship said that they were on their way to the Russian Coast Guard ship. As the Arctic Sunrise made its way towards the Russian ship, they were intercepted by a Russian Coast Guard helicopter and were forced to board it
by armed men. They took the entire Greenpeace crew at gunpoint. “They told my dad, ‘you’re going to get arrested, you have to move the ship to Murmansk.’ And my dad, being my dad, said ‘I’m not moving this boat,’” Willcox said. The Arctic Sunrise was then towed to Murmansk by the largest ship in the Russian Coast Guard, and all 30 passengers were then forced to undergo trials for charges of piracy. Most of the crew, including Willcox’s father, were given two months in Russian prison, although a few were only given three to seven days. “I’m not worried,” Willcox said. “I think he’s having fun. It’s been awhile since he’s been arrested with Greenpeace, so I think he’s really happy about it.” Willcox has not been on the sidelines her entire life. Last year she was aboard the Rainbow Warrior, another Greenpeace ship, as it made its’ way from Buenos Aires to Cape Town. She has always been interested in helping the planet, due to growing up with the activism of her family. “There’s always been someone [in my family] doing something for the planet and the environment and the community,” Willcox said. Willcox is currently a marine biology major, and is considering adding environmental science to her degree. She hopes to use her education and experience to one day become an activist herself.
The Arctic Sunrise crew was detained in Murmansk, Russia.
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Peer Pals President Carolyn Tracey poses at a game with L.I.F.E. member Sandy Avilla
Peer Pals strengthens ties with Bristol community Cassondra Cote Herald Contributor Roger Williams University has many connections with the surrounding community of Bristol. There are several groups on campus that are involved with community service and helping others. One such group is Peer Pals, which is a group of RWU students that spends time with adults who are mentally challenged. These adults are from the L.I.F.E. (Living in Fulfilling Environments) program in Bristol. The club itself plans and coordinates events around campus for its members with disabilities. They host holidaythemed parties, movie nights, and corresponding crafts for their members, along with visits to campus events such as sports games. When attending a sporting event, the RWU students make autograph books for the members of Peer Pals, which get signed by the athletic teams, other viewers, and parents who are watching as well. “Peer Pals values the relationships that we form with people who are different than us, and we are open to those relationships for everything they are worth,” club president junior Carolyn Tracey said. Peer Pals is not only beneficial for the members with special needs, but also for the students who get to work with them.
“Working with people with special needs has become an extremely important part of my life, and it is always a rewarding experience. No matter how much work we have to put into making an event happen, it always makes me happy, and it means the world to me to see that we have made other people happy as a club as well,” Tracey said. For club officer sophomore Gabby Reardon, Peer Pals helped her learn about not only about others, but also herself. “[Peer Pals members provide me with a] different perspective on life, because working with the special-needs members is very moving and heartwarming,” Reardon said. The club started five years ago, and has grown exponentially since. Typically meetings are held on Thursdays, and parties are held on Monday or Wednesday afternoons. With the increased number of students involved with the organization, more members have been attending. In fact, the club has tripled in size in recent years. Typically 30 to 35 people attend different events held by the club. In the future, Peer Pals may hold a ‘Spread the Word to End the Word’ campaign on campus, which is part of the movement to end the use of the word “retarded” due to the politically incorrect and negative connotations it has.
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RACY STACY: You’re beautiful, baby Racy’s here to remind you that John Mayer was right: your body IS a wonderland
Racy Stacy Herald Contributor The human body is the best work of art: true or false? In the naive, pubescent, and selfconscious years of middle school, I would have answered “false” without giving it a second thought. All too often do young teens and adolescents
teeter on the tightrope that separates a healthy body image from an eating disorder. The rusty old scale on the tiled floors of our bathrooms glare at us from its stationary position under the towel rack. Size four quickly becomes shameful until this new obsession rapidly spins out of control and a size doublezero becomes a silent victory.
I am racy, undeniably sassy, and ferociously fabulous. But, like you, and so many guys and girls you know, I have dealt with my fair share of disappointing mirror reflections. Thanksgiving at my aunt’s house always boasted fluffy mashed potatoes, mouth-watering gravy, and stuffing that I would never have just one serving of. If I was so excited to scarf down my Thanksgiving meal in previous years, why was I clutching an apple cinnamon Fiber One bar as if it was my guilty splurge of the day? What was I doing to myself? Maybe you’ve asked yourself a similar question before. Perhaps you’ve silently cursed the stick-thin girls whose thighs don’t touch when they walk, wondering, “What did I do wrong? Why do my thighs touch?” I suppose mirrors were invented for purposes other than making sure your backside looked decent and making sure each strand of your Panteneshampooed hair was perfectly tucked in the right spot. Maybe in some remote and obscure part of our planet mirrors were invented to make sure smiles were big enough and happiness and self-acceptance was evident. If that place exists in the world, I’m packing
my Louis Vuitton duffle and catching the next flight, because I want a permanent citizenship. We spend so much of our time peeking at our reflections in the tinted windows of cars in parking lots when we walk by, hoping to be able to catch a glimpse of what we look like before we see someone who will judge us. But there’s something magnificently, horrifyingly ironic about that. We watch our backs and we’re braced at every corner we turn to protect ourselves from judgement when the ugly truth is that we are our biggest critics. It would be a blatant lie to tell you that every morning when I look in the mirror after I splash Clean & Clear Morning Burst face wash on, I radiantly smile to myself thinking, “Damn, I look so good today.” After a few brush strokes of eyeshadow, some liquid liner, and a pinch of blush, I manage a somewhat radiant smile. But some days, the pencil skirt and cute shirt I had laid out the night before turns into an oversized RWU sweatshirt and a pair of yoga pants I got on the sale rack, and the exciting hair-curling idea I had turns into a messy bun with a small bow to make it look like I tried. While it’s such a drag to confidently pick out a curve-hugging outfit one night
and wake up in the morning so bloated you’re pretty sure you could float in water without trying, I have a feeling that if we gave ourselves a break and realize that Gisele Bündchen is not who we should strive to see in the mirror every day, we would slowly-but surely-begin to love our curvy booties and cute dimples. So what if the only six-pack we know of is the case of Coca-Cola sitting in our MicroFridges, and isn’t residing under our shirts? And if-gaspour thighs touch, Marilyn Monroe would be proud (and so would our health). Keep in mind, though, that it’s okay to want to wallow on the couch in an oversized sweatshirt and throw our hair up in messy buns. It’s okay to want to sit there watching re-runs of “How I Met Your Mother” while munching on a Hershey’s chocolate bar. I command each and everyone one of you to internally hug yourselves for being the sexiest, yoga-pant clad you there is out there. The human body is the best work of art? True. You’re beautiful. Racy
Lengthy lectures Diandra Franks Herald Reporter Let us all face it: classes can occasionally get boring, depending on the subject matter. If a student enjoys a class, 50 minutes can fly by. Even 80 minute lectures can be appealing if a student truly enjoys what they are learning in that class. I have to contend, however, that no matter how engaging the subject matter may be, three-hour lectures are a bad idea. Three-hour classes are unpleasant due to the simple fact that human beings can only focus for about 15-minute intervals. Studies have shown that the average student needs about five minutes to get settled into class. This brief period is followed by 15-minutes of ideal focus. After this 15-minute session, students tend to daydream and lose focus. Who thought it was a good idea to create three-hour classes, knowing this fact? I have to say, this semester is the most difficult I have experienced thus far. I am in two three-hour classes on the same day, which is quite challenging. There are positive factors about this three hour block of time. For example, these classes are beneficial because a lot of material can be covered in one day without being interrupted. I find that in a lot of 50-minute lectures, professors run out of time and have to continue the lesson the next day of class. In three-hour lectures, it is nice that the professor is able to achieve every objective that he or she has during one class period. Both of my three-hour classes are interesting and appealing to me, so it makes them more manageable. I also enjoy how one of these three-hour classes is discussion-based. This practice keeps the classroom environment more engaging and interesting, as our professor
does not simply lecture at us for three hours straight. While there are some positives associated with three-hour classes, these are not outweighed by the evident negatives of these arduous classes. Since human beings can only focus for about 15 minutes at a time, it is inevitable that all of the students during the class will zone out and miss information. While this situation will happen no matter how long the class is, it is undoubtedly going to happen more frequently in longer classes. Therefore, students will miss more information in a three-hour class, as compared to a 50 or 80 minute class. Another downside of such long classes is the fact that these classes only meet once a week. At first, students may think this is a great luxury but soon proves to be more difficult. Greater time-management skills are needed for students who take three-hour classes. Because these classes only meet once every week, the professors give more homework and larger assignments each class period. Students need to learn how to break down these assignments into more manageable sections so that they can be completed and students can still hold on to their sanity. Three-hour classes can be overwhelming, and can dampen a student’s day. Let’s just say that I do not look forward to the day in which I have two three-hour classes back-to-back. While I understand that there are some benefits of three-hour classes, I find that I do not prefer them. I believe more knowledge can be gained from classes that are broken up into smaller time frames, and would personally suggest avoiding three-hour lectures at all costs. If a student desires to take a three-hour class, then the student needs to ensure he or she is interested in the subject matter. Otherwise, it could be a difficult semester.
A star is born
Fans may be the reason for the downward spirals of our favorite child stars Giovanni Pinto Herald Contributor Lindsey Lohan, Britney Spears, Macaulay Culkin, Miley Cyrus, and Amanda Bynes are some of the most notoriouslyknown child stars who downward spiraled. Stardom fell upon these lucky few at a very young age and all became extremely successful. Despite all the fame, fortune, and luxury, society has bestowed upon child stars, for the majority, with the label of a “mess up”. But is it fair to give these celebrities such a title? I would argue that no, this isn’t fair. We remember watching a young Culkin in “Home Alone,” and laughing at the “fun house” of obstacles he constructed in order to stop a pair of ludicrous robbers from stealing from his family’s home. This movie was a classic, and society fell in love with the adorable little man of the house. But because of all the fame and attention at such a young age, Culkin got involved with heavy drugs and transformed himself into somewhat of a lizard-looking person come adulthood. People immediately pointed fingers at the fact that he was a child star, as if for some odd reason it would justify his decisions to walk down the wrong path.
Britney Spears, an extremely talented singer who was a part of “The Mickey Mouse Club” hit the music scene at an extremely young age, and transformed into the celebrity we know today. She went from singing for Disney, to performing in skin-tight jumpsuits, having a mental breakdown, and shaving her head completely bald all within the matter of a decade.
“...[S]ociety has bestowed upon child stars...the label of a “mess up.” It did not come as a surprise to me when society again blamed stardom for these actions. In regards to Lindsey, Amanda, and Miley, the three eventually partook in the same “transformation” phase. All three girls were known as cute, funny, and perky little stars on both the big screen and on T.V. series, and their fans adored them. However, when Lindsey first started to experiment with the party scene, her fan base immediately turned their backs on her, which they would soon do to both Miley and Amanda.
Despite these examples, I still do not believe society has the right to blame early childhood stardom for these American sweetheart’s downfalls. I can only imagine what these celebrities have been through, but it is not fame that determined their ultimate choices later in life. If we step back for a moment to assess the situation, we would be able to see that perhaps the pressure we put on these celebrities and the scrutiny they are under is what motivates their poor choices. These superstars are experimenting just like other teens across America, the only difference is that their experiments and mistakes are being photographed, exaggerated, and sold as entertainment. With such publicity surrounding them at all times, it is almost guaranteed that anything they say and do will be published, talked about, and televised for others to see. Ultimately, being a star at a young age has nothing to do with the poor choices celebrities make. The mistakes our favorite child stars have made can instead be blamed on the constant broadcasting of their lives, creating the stereotype that every child star is or will be a screw up.
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Political Head to Head: Party views on offshore oil drilling Democrat
The Republican-supported myths of domestic offshore oil drilling are greatly exaggerated. Republicans will say that easing restrictions on oil companies to drill off of our coast will make us energy-independent and lower the cost of gas, but reality does not exactly support these claims. Instead of offshore oil drilling, we should be looking forward towards alternative energies and striving to become more energy efficient. Facts and evidence should dictate our energy policy instead of Big Oil propaganda pushed by the Republican Party. Drilling for oil offshore is extremely dangerous and will only have negative benefits in terms of costs and energy independence. A few years ago, we witnessed just how dangerous offshore oil drilling can be thanks to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The oil spill lasted for 87 days while 410 million gallons of oil poured into the Gulf, resulting in the death of many animals, local economies, and increasingly severe long term effects. This wasn’t the first time such a devastating spill has occurred, and it certainly is not predicted to be the last. By moving oil drilling closer and closer to our shores, we are just begging for another disaster of epic proportions. If we gave free reign to oil companies today and let them drill offshore to their wallet’s content, we still wouldn’t see any benefits for decades. The Department of Energy estimates that our energy dependence would only decrease by a mere 2.5 percent by 2030. Out of the eight billion barrels that the US currently goes through a year, the total amount of oil expected to be on our shores is only 18 billion barrels. And when it comes to the price at the pump, there are too many variables involved to make the claim that gas prices will be lower for consumers by any noticeable amount. Offshore oil drilling is only a bandaid to a much deeper problem and its disadvantages far outweigh any possible benefits. Instead of continuing to spend billions in subsidies to oil companies which destroy our coasts, we should be investing in alternative energies. The simple fact of the matter is that there simply isn’t enough oil on our coasts to sustain us, and the risks to the environment that we would cause would be large and ultimately irreversible. We need to start being more wise about our energy policy.
October 3, 2013
My life as a statue
The United States will be the world’s largest per-capita consumer of crude oil for the near future. To help meet the demand with limited reliance on imports, the country will need to increase exploration for offshore oil. The 2010 BP oil spill disaster demonstrated the risks of such action, however critics need to understand that the benefits can be far greater. Critics often exaggerate the risks of such situations without understanding the benefits. Expanding offshore oil drilling with appropriate site selection, with high oversight and attention to the lessons from the BP incident, which is already embodied in new rules and regulations concerning equipment and drilling safety, should be the main objective of the U.S. energy policy. “Offshore oil also does more than help us meet our energy needs.” -DYLAN KELLY, junior
Offshore oil also does more than help us meet our energy needs. Annual federal proceeds from offshore leases have been as high as $18 billion recently. This amount is second only to income taxes as a revenue source. Also, every barrel of oil that is not imported helps ease the United States trade deficit. The U.S. government has been moving forward with high precautions while talking to stakeholders to decide whether to drill or not. Leaders from the state of Alaska and North Slope Inupiat community are advocating proceeding with offshore drilling. The people in this region desperately need the jobs, revenue and taxes. Americans need to find ways to reduce their oil consumption, but we currently still require large quantities of oil for a long time. If that oil does not come from the continental United States or Alaska, it is more than likely to come from another nation with weaker environmental and labor protections. Given this reality, the U.S. should not abandon the quest for offshore oil, and should understand how much can be retracted in a responsible manner without importing from foreign nations.
Dear RWU, Sometimes I pretend that I am Public Safety, in charge of the quad. From where I stand in solitude, I see it all. I see kids with backpacks on a Saturday night and frantic students who are locked out of their dorms. I see those with cars that died and won’t start. Despite all this frustration, I, my wonderful Roger Williams University students, am here for you. Need advice? Come sit by my feet to chat. There is a comfortable bench next to me and a spot of shade in case you want to avoid those UV rays. No matter what, RWU, remember one thing: I AM ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU! Tis’ All, Roger
Going the distance Communication is key in long-distance relationships Courtney Botelho Herald Contributor Long distance relationships are a scary part of the transition from secondary education to college. According to Dr. Guldner at The Center for the Study of Long Distance Relationships, 40 percent of long distance relationships do not end up working out in the long run. Whether due to miscommunication, lack of preparation, or maybe the ever-present miles and miles between you and your partner, remember that you are not alone in your efforts to either call it quits or further regenerate your relationship. Because of the plethora of things a transitioning college student has to consider, a high school relationship may be placed on the back burner. It is important to remember that if you wish to make things work, you need to communicate, communicate, communicate! Communication is a key element in any relationship. Without good communication skills, I can not even imagine how you would have made it this far. We all have access to some sort of technology on
our college campus so taking advantage of such media sources can be extremely helpful if your significant other is not within driving distance. Tools such as Skype, FaceTime, Facebook, and email can ease the transition and aid in communication. But remember, an old-school phone call never hurts. Aside from the actual act of communicating, you should consider setting a list of ground rules for each other. How often will you be able to pay a visit? Will you be able to stay overnight with the permission of a roommate? If there are any specific requests you have for each other it is better to voice them before heading off, this way you will not be going into the situation blind. Prioritizing your schoolwork ranks very high not only in maintaining your relationship, but your future as well. It is important to remember that you are needed in a relationship, but as a college student you have a goal: getting a degree. So please, make sure that you are not disregarding your end-ofthe-semester paper to venture over to the other side of the country. Your significant other should understand. I know college seems like the
place where life begins, but keep in mind that if you head off as Suzy Sunflower and return to your partner as Narcissistic Nancy, you can expect some bewilderment when you reunite. The situations that you are faced with as a college student mold you in many ways, but what is more important is the ways in which you react to them. Unfortunately, returning home with a completely altered personality and set of values may have a negative affect on your relationship back home. If maintaining a long distance relationship while in college is not something of interest to you, make sure your partner is well aware of this before you leave. Stringing somebody along throughout your already very difficult transition into your first semester will make things even more complicated and unfair for the both of you. Long distance relationships are possible to maintain throughout college. Challenging? Yes, but if the love is there and the bond is strong, I promise there is no obstacle you cannot overcome. So long as you are communicative, faithful, and respectful, surviving the change shouldn’t be too painful.
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ENTERTAINMENT Copy room to red carpet: Celebrities that started as interns
Emily Karazulas Herald Contributor We all have dreams and aspirations. Some of us already have a path that we wish to go down, others are still figuring out where to start. Wherever you are on your journey to success, internships are a key aspect to getting there. Most of the big names that we are constantly hearing about today started their careers with internships. Internships allow you to get first-hand experience at the career you want to someday pursue. What better way to get acquainted with the “real world” than by getting an internship Many of the well-known people in today’s world started their occupations through internships. Ryan Seacrest, the host of “American Idol” and a popular radio show, started off his career by interning for ESPN. “When I was 10, 11, 12 years old, I would pretend to be on the radio,” Seacrest said, according to ABC News. He knew what he wanted to do from a young age, and set out to achieve it. At 16, Seacrest got an internship at Atlanta radio station WSTR/Star 94, which lead him to land a job filling the 7 p.m.- Midnight shift. While in his freshman year of college, ESPN hired him to host a weekend TV sports game show called “Radical Outdoor Challenge.” Those internships helped launch his career on
“American Idol” and, his newest venture with E! News. Television personality Lauren Conrad got her start in fashion and design by interning for Teen Vogue. Conrad told the Orange County Register, “Fashion is something I’ve always wanted to do, ever since the sixth grade.” She interned at Teen Vogue and let her talents grow in the process. Her career went full circle, and now she’s appeared on their cover multiple times. Betsey Johnson, the globally recognized fashion designer, got her start interning as well. Johnson interned at Mademoiselle magazine’s fabric library after graduating from Syracuse University in 1964. Johnson noticed that the editor, Betsey Blackwell, had a variety of shoes in her office. She sent her a thank you card after her internship ended, notably with a shoe drawn on the front. In The Internship Bible Johnson said, “The next day, she goes to the art director and says, ‘Betsey can draw!’ Mademoiselle then started giving me a lot of freelance artwork to do. That’s how I really started to like fashion.” Steven Spielberg, the ever famous film director actually started off his journey in movie making by interning at Universal Studios. When Spielberg was 17, a family friend who was an editorial executive at Universal found some work for him around the set of Universal. The internship was less than he expected, and he wasn’t
even allowed onto the studio lot. Naturally, he was eager to be apart of the film making process, and kept attempting to sneak onto the set. He networked with everyone who mattered, and ducked his head into any department he could get himself into. He filmed a short film, and Universal executives reviewed it. He was offered a seven-year contract and became the youngest director that Universal Studios has ever hired. CNN reporter, Anderson Cooper, got his start by interning with the CIA. He originally planned on serving in the U.S. Military, and then he saw an advertisement at his college for the CIA. He has since stated, “For a couple months over the course of two summers, I worked at the CIA headquarters in Langley, V.A. There are reporters who have been in the military, and others who have interned on Capitol Hill while they were in college.” He got first-hand experience at what it was like to work in that field. With that experience, he was able to see what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. According to Forbes Magazine, “69 percent of companies with 100 or more employees offered full-time jobs to their interns in 2012”. Internships allow students to put their foot in the door of their field before they are even out of school, and can sometimes practically establish a full-time job once you are out of college.
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The five types of freshmen you will meet in college Alex Gomez | Herald Contributor The Over-involved
This freshman probably signed their name on every email list at the Involvement Fair. Most likely they’re getting emails from both College Republicans and College Democrats while trying to make meetings for CEN and CAC. In high school, they were involved in all the clubs and got decent, if not very good, grades. This individual needs to watch out, two months into their first semester they’re going to burn out. If they don’t burn out within those two months then they’re going to develop into the student leaders who jump from one meeting to another working on planning the events on campus.
The Absolute Partier
You’ll find this guy, or girl, going out every night starting Thursday and going hard all weekend. They either picked their roommate off the Facebook page via a post similar to “yea Rager Williams!” or they were matched up with some quiet freshman that didn’t know what was hitting them. Somehow, they manage to maintain their grades and a very active social life.
The Beach Bum
They either started the year off on the right foot then tripped or they never really cared. The “Beach Bum” is more than likely sitting in their room on their Mac perusing through Tumblr or some other social media, as they have been for the past few days, non stop. They consider homework optional and due dates a mere suggestion. Most, if not all, of these can be found down at the beach on the daily, pondering life’s meanings while devouring a bag of Doritos.
The Average Joe
They’ll be involved in maybe one or two groups on campus, regularly, and will show up to the occasional campus event if it’s at a convenient time or advertised well enough. They go to their classes regularly and might miss one or two if they really need to catch up on sleep or oversleep through their alarm. Their grades for the most part are pretty good and socially, they’ve got a set group of friends that they hang out with but they’re not opposed to making new friends. If their friends are going out to a party on a weekend they may consider joining, depending on their level of energy and mood. The Average Joe makes up the majority of campus and is essential to all social groups.
Grades are all that matters to this individual. Understandably so, since their parents pay $40 thousand for them to successfully graduate. Graduating Summa Cum Laude isn’t an easy task, and is more than likely achieved only by these individuals. They will turn down any offer to go out if it means having to put aside their books for a test in the coming week. If you can peel them away from academia, having a conversation with them can be quite beneficial. You’ll get your life back on track and realize how behind you really are. Don’t snub the Bookworm, 15 years down the road they’re most likely going to be the one writing your paychecks.
ARTISTS: Up-and-coming from page b1 3. King Krule fresh and make it impossible Who he is: King Krule is the not to bob your head and smile. stage name for British singer- He has some great flow and songwriter Archy Marshall. can write clever lyrics while Having begun in 2010, King still having the not serious feel Krule combines indie rock, soul, that party rap needs to have. jazz, and an over-exaggerated Also, he’s fantastic live; his South East London accent to stage presence is superb and he make for some amazing coffee controls the crowd with ease. shop listening. Having only Must hear tracks: “Juice”; released his debut album, “6 “Favorite Song feat. Childish Feet Beneath the Moon,” this Gambino” past August, King Krule is still fresh out of the oven. 5. CHVRCHES Why you should listen: His Who they are: Chvrches sound is the lovechild of indie (pronounced ‘Churches’) is a rock, soul, and jazz. His accent, Scottish synthpop band that although weird at the first formed in 2011. Having released listen, matches the music very all of their material (three EP’s well. He somehow possesses the and their debut album, “The ability to sound like he belongs Bones of What You Believe”) at a café while still sounding like in 2013, Chvrches is new and a ‘tuff’ British greaser. Marshall hard-working. Their arduous and his guitar definitely have a labor has paid off, too, because good recipe for music. they have extensive homeland Must hear tracks: “Easy Easy”; popularity and MTVu playtime “Neptune Estate” (perhaps you’ve noticed their music video for “The Mother 4. Chance the Rapper We Share” whilst eating in the Who he is: Although well- Upper Commons?). known in the rap game, Why you should listen: Citing Chance is still underground in their influences as ‘80’s goththe mainstream world. Having pop band the Cocteau Twins started in 2011, Chance only and singing legend Whitney has two mixtapes out: “10 Day” Houston, it is no wonder why and “Acid Rap” (released this Chvrches stands out compared past April), which won Best to most synthpop groups. Mixtape at the 2013 BET Hip Their music could be played Hop Awards. in huge raves, small clubs, and Why you should listen: When hipster short films, or simply high-class acts like Childish while reading or hanging out; Gambino and Ab-Soul are what I’m trying to say is that appearing on a mixtape, then the music can fit into every there must be something good niche. The beats are catchy, and about it. Chance sounds like a the singer’s voice is gorgeous, mixture between Earl Sweatshirt making for a fun listen every and Gambino, giving him an time. energetic vibe without it feeling Must hear tracks: “The Mother too obnoxious. His beats are We Share”; “Recover”
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ENTERTAINMENT The Hawks’ Herald
What’s going on this week? Thursday 10/3 Common Reading Speaker: Nathaniel Philbrick Rec. Center 7 p.m. Friday 10/4 Art on Campus Exhibition: Punumbra Administration Building Lobby 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 10/5 ICC: Sophomore Fall Harvest Baypoint 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ICC: Seniors – Hawktoberfest Upper Commons 9 p.m. Monday 10/7 Multicultural Film Series: “Snow Falling on Cedars” (US, 1999) CAS 157 7:30 p.m. Tueday 10/8 Mary Tefft White Series: Talking in the Library with Archaeologist Alan Leveillee Mary Tefft White Cultural Center 4:30 p.m. IRHA: Bingo Upper Commons 9 p.m.
Horoscopes: Thursday, October 3rd TODAY’S BIRTHDAY
Beautiful Songs by Beautiful Women
March 21- April 19
1. Royals by Lorde 2. Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine 3. Halo by Beyoncé
Wearing nice clothes is usually paralleled with high prices. Men want to be able to look fashionable, but to do it in a way that does not deplete their budget. Looking sharp has a feeling like no other. Fashion can be your niche and can make you stand out from a crowd, and help you distinguish yourself from others. This fall, I challenge the men at Roger Williams University to branch out further then the norm of Vineyard Vines, Khakis, and Sperry’s. I hope to inspire the men at RWU to embrace the new fashion coming out of New York City, Milan, London, and the rest of the fashion world. With the knowledge that designer clothes are expensive, this does not mean that there are not brands or combinations of clothes that you can put together to get that “designer-like feel.”
Today is an 8 -- Don’t make promises you won’t keep. Friends teach you the rules. Work causes delays, so call if you’ll be late. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Proceed with caution.
TAURUS April 20 - May 20
4. Burn by Ellie Goulding 5. Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey 6. Wildest Moments by Jessie Ware 7. Hometown Glory by Adele 8. Forever by Haim 9. You and I by Ingrid Michaelson 10. Youth by Foxes
Today is a 6 -- Listen to all considerations before choosing direction. Changing fiscal priorities causes upsets. Work on the big picture first. Accept fringe benefits as partial payment. Listen to powerful people you respect. Stock up on beverages.
GEMINI May 21 - June 20
Today is a 5 -- Use your intuition. Talk leads to opportunities and an interesting development. Look at your situation from a higher vantage point. Be a stabilizing influence. Don’t push yourself too far too fast. Get the word out.
CANCER June 21 - July 22
THROWBACK THURSDAY LISTEN TO:
“Fighter” by Christina Aguilera
Today is a 6 -- Work interferes with travel. Rethink finances. Don’t fund a fantasy. Go for substance over symbolism. Use your skills of persuasion. Ask your partner to exert influence. Use what you’ve recently learned. An answer comes in a dream.
Sept. 23 - Oct. 22
Today is a 7 -- Go for solid results over symbolism. Incorporate creative ideas into a plan. Your limits get tested. You tend to overestimate your powers and under-budget your time. If you’re late for a date, text or call. Make your life easier with help from friends.
SCORPIO Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
Today is a 6 -- Keep your objective in mind. Conserve resources. Know what you’re talking about, but don’t tell everything. Listening can be more powerful than speaking. Work extra hard now. Bring a little glamour home. Candles and good conversation satisfy your spirit.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Today is a 6 -- Share your dreams. Friends are right there for you. Suspend disbelief. Confirm reservations. Keep the money in mind. Don’t tell the whole story, yet. Be patient with things that don’t make sense. There could be a confrontation. Answers get revealed later.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22 - Jan. 19
Today is a 7 -- A distant friend is a big comfort. Do a job yourself and save. Exert reasonable caution. Be clever and resourceful. Recycling pays. Clean with a vengeance. Waste not, want not. Then enjoy the fruits of your labors.
July 23 - Aug. 22
“Fighter” was inspired by Guns N’ Roses’ “November Rain” and Aguilera’s childhood.
“Fighter” is a song recorded by American recording artist Christina Aguilera, taken from her fourth studio album, “Stripped” which was released in 2002. The song was inspired by Aguilera’s unhappy childhood and recieved high praise from music critics. It peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top ten of several other national music charts.
Designer style looks that aren’t a budget-killer Herald Contributor
Men’s fall fashion
It could be a profitable and romantic year, especially if you maintain your simple frugality. Career opportunities arise and partnerships thrive with loving attention (best around the eclipse on Oct. 16). Balance health and creativity with great service. Take off on an adventure of discovery with someone special. Seeds sown now blossom next spring.
The brand that drew a lot of attention in magazines and blogs alike during Fashion Week was River Island’s Fall 2013 collection. A UK brand that does both men’s and women’s fashion, River Island is a clothing company that is relatively inexpensive, yet has a smooth and classy look to it. River Island produces t-shirts, dress shirts, suits, shoes, jackets, and sportswear for men. T-shirts from River Island range from $11 - $30. Most of River Islands t-shirts have designs that are either multi colored, textured, or even just plain colors. Most of the t-shirts look sharp with jeans or dark-colored pants. The collared shirts from the Fall Collection are flamboyant, to say the least. Many of the new collared shirts are meant to be flashy, yet work well with dark blue jeans, or white pants. The fall’s pant selection is what really got the buzz from the fashion media. With some pants ranging from $30 - $50,
the collection is comprised mostly of slim fit jeans. These jeans come in a variety of colors, ranging from amber red, to even gold. The fall collection jeans have a look that can go well with sneakers, fancier dress shoes or Sperry’s. Finally, the suit collection for Fall 2013 is another reason why River Island is putting itself on the men’s fashion radar. The suits, specifically the jackets, have these colors and designs that make them appropriate for both business and casual occasions. The jackets range from regular to slim fit, with a myriad of colors and graphics on them. The Fall 2013 River Island Collection is certainly something men at RWU should check out. A smooth and classy look, River Island can give men the edge they need to look there best this upcoming fall. The collection can be found on riverisland.com.
Today is an 8 -- Private conversations increase efficiency. Sort out any disagreements, especially about money. Otherwise, it could get confusing. Consider suggestions first. Then urge someone into action. Enthusiasm wins over facts Defer gratification. Others request your advice.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20 - Feb 18
Today is a 6 -- Your assumptions get challenged. Talk is cheap right now. Hold on to your money. There could be a conflict with a competitor. Discuss an impending change with your teammates. Wait overnight to sign. Ask provocative questions.
PISCES Feb. 19 - March 20
Aug. 23 - Sept. 22
Today is an 8 -- All isn’t as it appears. Be careful. Figure out what needs to be done. You come up with a better idea, and save a bundle. Put your will into creative projects. Postpone chores. Record the muse.
Today is a 7 -- Check instructions for errors or changes. It could get chaotic. Listen to someone who’s confused. Work gets profitable, so pour on the steam. Be gracious even if unwarranted. Your kindness comes back to you.
To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
Will Smith celbrates his birthday on September 25th, making him a Libra.
Libras share their sign with actor, rapper, and producer Will Smith, who won four Grammy Awards and who Newsweek called “the most powerful actor in Hollywood” in 2007. You might have a powerful life ahead of you, but don’t let that power get to your head.
B 8 October 3, 2013
The Hawks’ Herald ENTERTAINMENT
Best food in Bristol: Part three of a three part series Rebecca Abitz | Entertainment Editor
Food: Specializing in Portuguese and Italian cuisines, Casual Inn serves up amazing food that you definitely want to try if you haven’t already. Some of their Portuguese favorites include Carne De Porco Alentejana and Shrimp Mozambique while their Italian favorites include Chicken Marsala and Chicken Parmesan. They also serve a large variety of pastas, seafoods, and sandwiches to suit anyones taste. Do they deliver? No How far from campus? Four minutes
Jacky’s Galaxie Restaurant
Bristol Bagel Works
Food: The house specialty is seafood and they do not fail to impress when it comes to their delicious selections such as Shrimp Scampi and Potato Crusted Salmon. They also serve steak, flat bread paninis, sandwiches, and salads. Located right on the water, you don’t miss out on the delicious seafare and one of the best sunsets in Rhode Island.
Food: Bristol Bagel Works has been serving up delicious bagels, made from scratch, to Bristolians since 1994. Aside from their noteworthy bagels, they also serve great soup, pastries, sandwiches, coffee, and smoothies. It is a lovely place to grab a bagel and go, or sit around and enjoy your breakfast and the local atmosphere of Bristol.
Do they deliver? No
Do they deliver? No
How far from campus? Five minutes
How far from campus? Four minutes
Van’s Spa (a.k.a Manny’s)
Food: Jacky’s Galaxie & Sushi Bar is where “East meets West” when it comes to the food. Their menu offers a classic and contemporary blending of cuisines including Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Thai food with their variety of sushi, cooked seafood, noodles, and other great diverse and unique entrées. They cook every dish individually and so every plate can be made exactly to your liking with any ingredients or seasonings added or omitted. Jacky’s aims to please, and does not disappoint.
Food: Green Eggs is one of the best breakfast joints in Bristol with each dish made to order and served up just the way you like. They have a variety of egg dishes including the “Sloppy Manny”, (two eggs scrambled with cheese, chourico, and onions) and the “Really Living” (an eight ounce flat iron served with two eggs). They also have omelets, pancakes, sandwiches, and more. It’s truly a place of breakfast paradise.
Food: Van’s Spa is simply delicious and incredibly inexpensive. They serve breakfast and lunch and at an incredible price for the amount and quality of food that you get. You can expect huge omelets for breakfast or overstuffed sandwiches for lunch. Some crowd pleasers include the chorizo sandwich and the steak and cheese sandwich, and if you are a burger fan, they are top-notch here. This place is a real winner for college kids looking for delicious food on a budget.
Do they deliver? No
Do they deliver? No
Do they deliver? No
How far from campus? Three minutes
How far from campus? Five minutes
How far from campus? Five minutes
Prices on a scale from $ - $$$$; $ = less than $10, $$ = $10 - $15, $$$ = $15 - $20, $$$$ = $20+
andrea canavan/the hawks’ herald
Question of the Week: College Cooking Corner If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Rebecca Abitz | Entertainment Editor
Ryan Phelps | SOPHOMORE “Being able to fly.”
Homemade individual rice krispie treats
Angie Wirsing | SOPHOMORE “To fly.” penniesandblessings.com
1/2 cup crisped rice cereal 4 regular-size marshmallows 1 teaspoon butter Marissa Foote | FRESHMAN “Invisibility.”
Allan Gilbert | JUNIOR “Seeing the future.”
Combine marshmallows and butter in small bowl. Microwave for 10-15 seconds on high. Stir well and immediately pour in rice krispies cereal. Stir until well-coated. Coat a dish with non-stick spray or butter and fill dish with rice krispie mixture. Let sit for a few minutes to cool.
Enjoy! Rachel Verry | SOPHOMORE “Mind reading.”
Dan Castorina | FRESHMAN “Invisibility and flying.”
Recipe from penniesandblessings.com