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THE HAWKS’ HERALD The student newspaper of Roger Williams University

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A sublime experience

Annual fund grows 40 percent BEN WHITMORE | Editor-in-Chief

Mark Fusco

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime rocked Roger Williams University Saturday at WQRI’s Fall Foliage Fest. Around 700 people packed the Recreation Center patio for the much-hyped concert. See BADFISH, page A2

None injured in Almeida auto accident Speed, alcohol thought to be factors

AMANDA NEWMAN | Managing Editor

A car carrying five Roger Williams University students flipped over and crashed at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 near the entrance to the Almeida Apartments complex. RWU Public Safety officers, members of the Bristol Police Department, and EMTs were dispatched to the Almeida Apartments on Bayview Avenue, where they found the vehicle, a 2000 gold Lexus, on its roof, according to Warren Brown, the Interim Associate Director of Public Safety.

Upon arrival on-scene, officers found one passenger of the vehicle, a female, who requested medical attention, Brown said. The four other passengers of the car, all male, were located in the Apartments shortly thereafter. All five were taken to Rhode Island Hospital for injury evaluations, but “no one was seriously injured,” Brown said. “Speed and alcohol are both thought to be factors in the crash,” Brown said. “But nothing is confirmed yet.” As The Hawks’ Herald went to press, the accident was still being investigated by the Bristol Police Department.

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Kickin’ it

Despite the economic recession’s propensity to tighten purse strings, the Roger Williams University Office of Advancement achieved a record single-year increase in its annual giving fund – the portion of the operating budget that needs to be generated through yearly fundraising. In the 2011 fiscal year, which ran from July 1, 2010 to June 31, 2011, RWU’s annual fund earned over $1.3 million, constituting a 40 percent increase in the amount of donated funds. This increase is attributed in part to a two percent increase in the number of alumni donors. “Participation is extremely important in the way we are evaluated as an institution, not only by places like U.S. News and World Report, but by government agencies and other grantmaking organizations,” said Lisa Raiola, Assistant Vice President of University Advancement. “They say, ‘Gee, do your own alumni and students support what you do?’ If other funders

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B BQ o ozes w i t h c l a ss p r i d e

AMANDA NEWMAN | Managing Editor

They came, they saw, they conquered – and they did it in the mud. On Saturday, Sept. 17, the Inter-Class Council (ICC) hosted their annual Junior/Senior Barbecue, but this year, they added a twist: Oozeball, Roger Williams University’s first mud volleyball tournament. “[ICC] does the Junior/Senior BBQ every year, but we wanted to give it a new pull,” said Adam Semple, President of the Class of 2013. “And then we found Oozeball.” Oozeball is a mud volleyball competition that takes place annually at universities across the country, including the University of Rhode Island (URI). “Oozeball was a challenge,” Semple said. “Schools like URI and the University of Connecticut have been doing it for years, so it’s a huge event on their campuses; URI had 150 teams last year,” Semple said. “Since it was our first time hosting it

at RWU, we did it on a lesser scale.” Jenn Hamilton, Vice President of the Class of 2013, said that though RWU’s first Ooze-

last year,” Hamilton said. “We knew it would take a while to be passed, and we worked hard on it over the summer. We then decided to tag-team it with the Junior/Senior BBQ, and we had a lot of help with it … Facilities was awesome, we couldn’t have done it without them.” The classes set up two volleyball courts between J-Lot and North Campus Residence Hall, and then prepared to bring on the dirt and mud. Semple said though the event itself went off without a hitch, the days leading up to the event put the classes to the test. “Three days before the event, while we were raking the courts, we found nails and glass in the dirt,” Semple said. “We made some calls, and had the dirt replaced with dirt that had screened loam in it within two hours. Facilities helped us out by flattening it Ben Whitmore for us, but when they ball wasn’t as large an event as did, the dirt compacted like it is at URI, it still took many concrete, causing the water to months of planning. See OOZEBALL, page A3 “We had the idea for Oozeball

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Tory Benoit is the Lady Hawks’ next leading lady.

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News...........................A2 Editor’s Desk...............A5 Sports..........................A6

Features.......................B2 Opinions.....................B4 Puzzles.........................B6


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BADFISH: WQRI concert draws record crowd Continued from page A1 AMANDA NEWMAN | Managing Editor

The Roger Williams University Recreation Center patio was packed Saturday afternoon as 700 students and campus community members turned out to see WQRI 88.3 FM’s Fall Foliage Fest headliner, Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime. “It was really awesome,” said Molly Stern, Events Director for WQRI. “We never predicted we’d have a crowd that big.” The concert featured two other artists in addition to the headliner: Dagwood, a punk/ pop group from Connecticut, and the Cosmic Dust Bunnies, an electronic-dubstep band also from Connecticut.

“A lot of the people here like Sublime,” Stern said, saying that Badfish fit what she and WQRI were looking for in a concert, and that they thought it would be enjoyed by RWU students. In order to make their vision a reality, Stern and WQRI began planning the concert in the summer, finalizing the bands’ contracts at the end of August, just in time for the station to begin advertising for their event. “We advertised through our Facebook page, and ran advertisements with Facebook, which helped a lot,” Stern said. The event went off smoothly, with everything going in the station’s favor. Dagwood took the stage at approximately 4

p.m., and the weather couldn’t have been better. As the concert progressed and the daylight grew dimmer, the crowd grew in anticipation of the main act, Badfish. By the time Badfish ran up to face the crowd, the audience had grown to approximately 700 people. Badfish wasted no time in getting down to business, diving headfirst into a stream of Sublime songs that included “Scarlet Begonias,” “Wrong Way,” “Santeria,” and “Caress Me Down.” As the band retook the stage for their encore, lead singer Pat Downes addressed the crowd, announcing that RWU was the first stop on the band’s most

recent tour, and that “the audience was awesome,” much to the delight of the spectators, who roared and cheered in response. The band saved their best for last, playing one of Sublime’s most popular tracks, “What I Got,” as their final performance of their encore, which also included “Badfish.” “We have time for one more,” Downes shouted into the microphone as the crowd screamed its approval back. “Sing along if you know the words,” he encouraged, and sure enough, 700 voices came together to sing the lyrics. Sophomore Bronson Martin said he enjoyed the concert, and that “It was nice to see that

Savoring the view from the top National survey places Bon Appetit in first place among 300 other universities KATLYN PROCTOR | Features Editor

According to a recent national survey’s results, Roger Williams University’s dining services ranked first in student satisfaction amongst the 300 campuses participating in the survey. “We’re very pleased with the results,” said James Gubata, General Manager of Bon Appetit, the dining management company at RWU. In addition to the national college survey, RWU was also ranked fifth in the nation on a survey completed by The Daily Beast, a

subdivision of Newsweek. “We’re always trying to keep our feelers out and see what’s going on, what we can grab onto or invent, if we have too,” Gubata said. “That’s why we are number five in the country. We do try to think out of the box as much as possible.” Using past survey results as a learning tool, Gubata focuses on constantly improving dining for students. “What I do is use the dining committee as a forum to take this information and see how we can strategically use it to enhance the whole pro-

gram,” Gubata said. With the help of the Dining Committee and comment cards, the Upper Commons is constantly improving. Students play a large role in the feedback provided at the forums held by the dining committee. “It’s mostly students. There are four administrators, including us, and then the rest are students,” said Josh Hennessy, Assistant Manager of the Commons. In the past, the Commons has extended its hours to please students. Since then, they have

taken on a more responsible approach. “Our whole mantra is really: provide the best quality of food in the most socially responsible manner,” Gubata said. The Upper Commons focuses on feeding students local-grown food that eliminates the giant carbon footprint, Gubata said. “It helps the local economy too. It gives us fresh food, makes it good for you guys and it helps out the local community,” Hennessy said. “So, everybody’s winning.”

RWU rolls out revamped website

The new Rwu.edu website boasts a more interactive user interface, as well as an improved aesthetic appeal. BEN WHITMORE | Editor-in-Chief

After months of preparation, the newly renovated Roger Williams University website, rwu.edu, was launched late Monday night. Last year, RWU began the process of designing a new website to replace the critically outdated website, which ran off of a

nine-year-old software platform. After consulting with students, faculty, and outside groups, the university focused on improving the website in two main areas: the visual appeal and messaging of the site’s content, and the ease with which the site is maintained and updated.

“The last site had much more of a marketing focus … this site has brought academics much more to the forefront … as well as just really being able to be attractive to prospective students, to fundraisers, to our alumni,” said Judi Connery, Assistant Vice President of Marketing Communication.

The new site runs off of the open-source Drupal content management system. “We have a lot of flexibility with the platform,” said Steven Pereira, Director of Web Services. “It’s not a platform that’s going to be out of date tomorrow or three years from now.”

many people show up to an event like that, especially on a Saturday afternoon.” Stern agreed, saying that she was extremely surprised – and satisfied – with the way things turned out. “We hope we’ll be able to put on even bigger concerts in the future,” Stern said. “It was good to show everyone [WQRI] has the potential to be really big if we’re given the opportunity.” Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime is a Rhode Island based band that formed in 2001 at the University of Rhode Island (URI). They based their name off the Sublime song of the same title.

Campus brawl leaves one bloodied CLARA MOSES | Herald Reporter

An altercation occurred outside the mail center at Roger Williams University last Tuesday. Around 1:50 p.m., just as classes were getting out, two males got into a situation where a punch ended up being thrown. “Out of nowhere [one male] winds up, hits the [other male’s] nose, and busts it,” said Adam Semple, a junior, who witnessed the altercation. A female was also present with the male who ended up injured. The incident occurred as a result of anger over a past relationship allegedly involving the female. “From what I got from it, [the female] was [the punch thrower’s] ex-girlfriend or something,” Semple said. When the female and her current boyfriend walked up from North Campus Residence Hall and reached the corner near the mail center, the ex-boyfriend allegedly saw them, and approached them, yelling angrily. The punch was then thrown, breaking the man’s nose. Semple got in between the two and tried to break up the altercation, yelling for them to stop. When the ex-boyfriend heard a friend of Semple’s say they were going to call Public Safety, he ran away. “He just kind of bolted,” Semple said, who yelled after him, asking him to stay at the scene. The current boyfriend almost followed, but decided against it. Semple advised him to stay, and told him that he probably wouldn’t get in trouble if he was honest about the situation. The other would get in trouble, however. The current boyfriend seemed to not be interested in the other male getting in trouble, though. Public Safety officers were dispatched, and a Public Safety officer was on-scene at the time of the incident. “Public Safety was there in 30 seconds,” said Semple. According to Warren Brown, Interim Assistant Director of Public Safety, the altercation was “a defensive reaction to a threatening feeling,” and altercation was just the response of the threat. However, the two males have now agreed to leave each other alone, and even apologized, according to Brown. “I’ve never seen a fight, in daylight especially, and especially when people are sober,” Semple said. Semple explained that he had heard of fights happening late at night on the weekends, and even fights “back in the day.” However, Semple said he thinks RWU is a very different place now than it was 10 years ago, when things like this were more common. Semple said, “My personal view on it is, not at my school.”


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OOZEBALL: Juniors, seniors keep it classy in the mud Continued from page A1 run off it when we tried to make it muddy. We spent eight hours shoveling the dirt the next day because we had to make the mud.” Semple said that he was pleasantly surprised to see other members of campus come out to help them overcome the predicament. “We had a lot of people help us … everyone was invested in the event, and wanted to see it succeed.” The Classes of 2012 and 2013 decided that tournament-style play would pit the two classes against one another in order to maintain competition between the classes. “All of the seniors and juniors played one another, and then the winners of the respective class brackets played each other to determine who

the winners would be,” Hamilton said. A total of 16 teams, eight per class, came out to meddle in the mud. Semple and Hamilton were both pleased with the crowd the event drew. “We had about 300 people in attendance,” Hamilton said. In the end, a team of juniors called “The Slob Squad” took the title, proudly posing with the bracket banner, but waiting until they’d rinsed off to put on their prize, Oozeball champion T-shirts. Hamilton and Semple said that they’re hoping the event will be added to the list of ICC traditions that includes the allorganization event, the CakeOff. “We heard nothing but good

things,” Semple said. “People just said they wanted more courts. We’re trying to make the class happy, but also make new traditions.” Once the mud had dried, everyone who was involved with the event oozed positive sentiments. “The best part was that [Oozeball] … definitely spread unity and school spirit among the classes,” said Alexander Palios, President of the Class of 2012. “It was all worth it in the end.” Hamilton, Semple, and Palios all said they were eager to see what Oozeball would be in the future. “We’re hoping to expand the event,” Semple said. And who knows? “Maybe next year, we’ll have faculty teams in there,” Semple said.

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Students kept it classy - and competitive - in the mud at the Junior/Senior Barbecue.

ANNUAL: Generous alumni help pad university pockets Continued from page A1 that has a lot of alumni support, then it really raises the profile of the institution.” Besides making RWU look well-liked by its former students, an above-average increase in the annual fund is good news for current students. About 70 percent of the university’s total operating budget is covered by tuition dollars, according to Christine Parker, Director of Annual giving. The other 30 percent is covered mainly by the mandatory fundraising that fills up the annual fund. The university’s endowment helps to bridge the gap, Parker said. So when the university raises more money than its budget necessitates, the school has a surplus of funds. There are two types of raised dollars: restricted and unrestricted dollars. The former are earmarked f u n d s given by a specific donor for a specific purpose, like dedicating a wing of an academic building or upgrading athletic equipment, Raiola said. Unrestricted dollars can be used at the university’s discretion, to spend on whatever needs or wants the institution has. “What [Parker] and her team do is really the lifeblood of fundraising for the university because Jerry Williams [Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration] comes to [Parker] and says, ‘Christine, are you going to raise a million dollars next year for us so that it alleviates the operating budget?’” Raiola said. “We push the reset button beginning every academic year because we are expected to raise those funds on behalf of the immediate priorities of the institution.” All the unrestricted dollars in the annual fund are spent on budget lines that spread across all facets of the student experience, Parker said. According to the Office of Advancement, 44 percent of the annual fund is spent on educational instruction and academic support, including professor’s salaries, library equipment, research grants, and study abroad programs. Twenty percent of the fund is spent on financial aid. Fifteen percent is spent on “auxiliary operations,” like housing, dining, and campus conferences. Eleven percent is spent on “student life, athletics, career services, health services, admissions, and orientation.” Ten percent is spent on “institutional support,” which is made up of spending on “administration, public safety, facilities, and IT.” Raiola said that transparency by RWU’s giving department is a necessary quality for her of-

fice to have. “More and more donors want that,” she said. “Institutions have to be more forthcoming.” In an effort to establish discourse between the student body, the Office of Advancement created the Student Philanthropic Executive Council last year to give the student body a chance to ask questions about where and how annual fund dollars were spent. “That was our first year in the university’s history that we had the opportunity to really have students in the driver seat with regard to peer-to-peer fundraising,” Raiola said. By educating students on the nature of annual fund spending, Parker and her team were able to generate bullet points on why current members of the campus community ought to donate to the university. “ W e hope to build a culture of philanthropy here among our campus community that includes faculty and staff and the current students and an awareness of how important the annual fund is,” Parker said. “So that way, when they leave campus, they’ll realize that when they were here, they were benefiting from the generosity of others.” Although this year’s increase in the number of alumni that donated is impressive on campus, compared to other institutions, RWU’s percentage of altruistic alumni is only mediocre. In the 2010 fiscal year, only 6.1 percent of registered alumni donated to the university. Last fiscal year, the percentage increased to eight percent, but still fell far shy of the 12 percent national average for alumni donors, according to Parker. Raiola says she thinks RWU’s low rate of giving is largely related to the lack of visibility alumni have on campus. At institutions with longstanding traditions of alumni giving in high-visibility ways, like at Brown University, where Raiola taught formerly, students are more socially primed to become donors themselves, Raiola said. “We are trying to establish traditions to let students see alumni giving back,” Raiola said. “Philanthropy follows your passion for an institution. If you just send a check, you don’t really feel connected.” Parker said she hopes to raise the university’s giving culture to match the national average by educating students on exactly how annual fund dollars are spent and how they are used to benefit students directly. “It’s just not all about the light bulbs,” she said.


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State teachers’ union rep guilty of cyberstalking BRISTOL PHOENIX | Contributed Article

Providence Journal Files / Andrew Dickerman Removed in 1998, this toll booth on the Bristol side of the Mt. Hope Bridge collected fares from all drivers crossing the bridge.

Toll talk resumes for Mt. Hope Bridge BRISTOL PHOENIX | Contributed Article

Saying it needs more money to maintain its Mt. Hope and Newport Pell bridges, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority announced last week that it is considering both reinstating tolls on the Mt. Hope Bridge and raising tolls on the Newport Pell Bridge. David A. Darlington, chairman of the RITBA, said no decisions will be made until after public hearings have been held. “Keeping the bridges safe is our highest priority and their regular maintenance is costly,” Mr. Darlington said. “By adopting a predictable and regular toll schedule, we ensure that we meet our obligation to provide sufficient revenue to support the operations, maintenance and capital improvement requirements of both the Newport Pell and Mt. Hope Bridges.” The announcement prompted East Bay legislator Raymond Gallison Jr., who has sponsored bills that would ban tolls on the Mt. Hope Bridge, to call on the governor to replace the RITBA board. Tolls were eliminated from Mt. Hope in 1998 when the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority said tolls on the nearby Pell Bridge would provide plenty of money to maintain both, Rep Gallison said. “Reinstating the tolls on the span connecting Bristol and Portsmouth would be breaking a promise made to Rhode Islanders over a decade ago.” Tolls were dropped on the Mt. Hope Bridge that year after it was revealed that the cost of collecting tolls consumed essentially all of the toll revenue. Mr. Darlington said that since RITBA does not receive state or federal money, it relies on tolls for all of its revenue. RITBA’s financial and traffic engineering consultants, First Southwest and Jacobs, has said that more revenue will be needed to keep up with maintenance. “We want to schedule public meetings ... about re-tolling the Mt. Hope Bridge and to discuss the formal traffic-and-revenue study. If we reach the conclusion that re-tolling Mt. Hope

is a fair and logical solution, we will then propose draft legislation to the General Assembly for their consideration.” In September, 2009, RITBA increased tolls on the Newport Pell Bridge to $2 per axle. At that time, the board also voted to conduct a toll review every three years and to undertake a formal study of the reinstitution of tolls on the Mt. Hope Bridge. “We’re responsible for maintaining two bridges on one toll revenue stream,” said Darlington. “If reinstituting tolling on the Mt. Hope Bridge were to become a reality, we can look at adjusting the Newport Pell Bridge toll rates. Tolling was discontinued on Mt. Hope because the cost of collecting the tolls offset the revenue. That’s no longer a concern because we have the option now of all-electronic tolling.” But Rep. Gallison said RITBA sounds as though it has made up its mind before the public hearings. “They expend funds to conduct study after study when they already have a preconceived outcome, which is to increase the tolls and toll the Mt. Hope Bridge,” he said. “We are never presented with any new ideas even though when the EZ Pass system went into operation we were advised that that system would provide necessary revenues to maintain both the Pell and Mt. Hope Bridge. “In my opinion, raising tolls on the Pell Bridge, and reinstituting tolls on the Mt. Hope Bridge will have a negative impact upon the tourism industry in our state, as well as those existing Rhode Island companies, and those from out of state doing business in Rhode Island,” Rep. Gallison said. “It is time for a change at the Turnpike and Bridge Authority.” The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority was created in 1954 by the General Assembly to construct, acquire, maintain and operate bridge projects. The Authority has no stockholders and is directed by a five-member board of directors, all of whom are appointed by the governor.

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Don’t ask, don’t tell repeal takes effect The official abolishment of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which prevented gay and lesbian soldiers from openly serving as soldiers, took effect at midnight on Tuesday. After years of debating the policy, which was enacted in 1993 by then-President Bill Clinton,

President Barack Obama signed a bill this past December that fated the controversial act to expire this week. Since the law was originally put into effect, over 13,000 homosexual soldiers were discharged from the military for revealing their sexual orientation.

An assistant executive director with the National Education Association was found guilty of cyberstalking former Warren and Bristol Rep. Douglas W. Gablinske on Monday in Sixth Division District Court, Providence. John A. Leidecker of Cranston was found guilty of one misdemeanor count of stalking Mr. Gablinske, who lives in Bristol. Judge Stephen M. Isherwood made the ruling Monday afternoon. Mr. Leidecker had been accused of sending fake e-mails in the guise of Rep. Gablinske, who at the time was running a primary campaign against a union-backed candidate for the Rep. 67 seat, Democrat Richard Morrison. The e-mails misrepresented Rep. Gablinske’s stance on several issues, including the reinstitution of tolls at the Mt. Hope Bridge. “The big question is whether or not Mr. Leidecker’s actions meet the definition of harassment,” Judge Isherwood read from his statement. Mr. Leidecker’s actions — pressing send on his computer keyboard — met the definition of harassment, the judge ruled, and are not protected under freedom of speech. “He should have known or been keenly aware” of the consequences, said Judge Isherwood. Mr. Leidecker was ordered to pay a $100 fine, was released on $1,000 personal recognizance, and was issued a no contact order, a punishment that Mr. Gablinske felt was adequate. “I think what’s important is him being found guilty as charged,” Mr. Gablinske said. He noted that Mr. Leidecker is an attorney in good standing

and does not have a criminal record. The maximum sentence for cyberstalking is $500 or one year in prison, or both. Mr. Gablinske and his wife, Patricia, thanked Bristol’s assistant solicitor, Jeanne Scott for her work in prosecuting the case. He credited her with “strategically picking apart the defense’s argument.” “Mr. Leidecker’s sole purpose of sending these childish emails was to harass me and that is exactly what he was convicted of in this criminal matter. The pretense that Mr. Leidecker had a right to do what he did, under the cloak of free speech, is an insult to the founders of our country.” Mr. Gablinske said the actions of Mr. Leidecker and “the de-

NEA that is not only condoned by the leadership, but also encouraged.” “I’m not so upset by the fine,” Mr. Gablinske said. However, “will it deter someone from doing the same thing? Maybe not.” After the verdict was issued, Mr. Leidecker’s defense attorney, Robert Mann, immediately filed an appeal. He said little about Judge Isherwood’s decision. “I’m disappointed,” Mr. Mann said of the guilty verdict. “There are two parts of every trial. We’ll go to the next step.” Mr. Gablinske said, although the trial is over, the effects of Mr. Leidecker’s actions are still felt. Mrs. Gablinske recently left her position as assistant

Bristol Phoenix Jon A. Leidecker (right), of Cranston, with his attorney, Robert Mann, was found guilty of cyberstalking Monday. spicable behavior of Louis Rainone, who threatened assault on a former colleague in the courthouse,” as well as the NEA leadership’s failure to control such behavior within the ranks, “all point to a culture of thuggery at the highest level of the

principal at Hugh Cole School and accepted a position outside the Bristol-Warren school district, he said. “I guess I will forever be looking at e-mails from jaundiced eyes,” Mr. Gablinske said. “It’s hard to let go.”


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Editorial: Getting involved got me a job

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Believe it or not, Student Programs and Leadership knows what it’s talking about. Participating with clubs and organizations on campus is genuinely worth it, for many reasons. I would have never believed it myself until I experienced it firsthand. During my initial interview for my internship at Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, I was there for an hour. Working on The Hawks’ Herald has given me a plethora of firsthand experiences. I’ve learned to work with a committed deadline, use important design programs that are relevant to the journalism field, established leadership skills as an editor, and improved my writing skills. Within the first few minute of the interview, I felt at ease. Instead of back and forth banter and feeling intimidated, I could legitimately talk to professionals about the pros and cons of Adobe InDesign, how impor-

tant Twitter is for improving readership, and why a steady relationship with staff writers and advertising clients are important to the integrity of the paper. Right away, they knew I wasn’t messing around. Granted, I’ve only been interning at Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine for three weeks, but I can tell you right now that I am not just there to get the coffee. Since starting as an editorial assistant, I can happily say that I’ve got to witness my writing in a publication other than The Hawks’ Herald. I’ve also implemented new organization skills, such as utilizing Google Docs. I have also seen how other publications function in comparison to The Hawks’ Herald. Without participating in any clubs, organizations and internships that offer real world experience, you’re taking two steps

back instead of two forward. You lose the ability to create lasting contacts that could potentially help you out one day. You’re losing experience that could improve your resume by great measures. After graduation rolls around, you could potentially miss job offers. Not

clubs and organizations to get involved in! Within each nook and cranny of resident halls, academic buildings, the recreation center and athletic fields, different clubs and orgs are meeting. There’s no excuse for not being able to find them; they’re also on the RWU website. Joining a club can also introduce you to some of your best friends. Everyone is obviously in the club for some of the same reasons; why not become best friends with the people who enjoy doing the same things you do, while strengthening your resume? Since coming onboard with The Hawks’ Herald, I have found some of my best friends. For a while, I felt inadequate for this campus. I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin, but upon joining the paper, I found friends that made me realize that it was okay for me to be

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to mention, the job market is competitive right now due to the economy, so why not try to stand out from the crowd? Recent studies show that students who participate on campus have a better chance of obtaining a job after graduation than someone who doesn’t participate. There are PLENTY of

myself. Now, at the beginning of my senior year, those friends are like my family. Lastly, getting involved can offer you opportunities that you may not get elsewhere. The University does a phenomenal job in offering students the chance to attend local conferences that can broaden their scope. By branching out of the RWU community, conferences are a great eye-opener for the real world. In most cases, these conferences are free of cost to students and create lifelong memories along the way. No one on campus can help you find the perfect experience opportunity than the Career Center. Although they deal primarily in assisting students obtain internships for major requirements and jobs after graduation, not a single person in that office would hesitate to tell you the importance of participation. Resume boosters are the key to obtaining a job. Trust me on this.

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Hawks’ Herald photographers’ outtakes

When we shoot events, we Hawks’ Herald photographers take a lot of pictures. Most of them do not make it to print or get uploaded to the website. Sometimes, these extra photos capture odd moments in campus life that make us chuckle. Take this action shot we snapped at Saturday’s Oozeball mud volley ball tournament. One of the players from the victorious Slob Mob team missed the ball as it sailed out of bounds. Yet, his miss was dramatic. It was wildly out of control and looked like it probably led him to reach for the ice pack when he got back to his dorm. From us Hawks’ Herald photo staffers, thanks Mr. Tai Chi mud volleyballer. That’s a pretty funny pose you’ve got there.

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Men’s soccer wins fifth straight RWUHawks.com | Contributed Article

The Roger Williams University Men’s Soccer team extended its winning streak to five games with a 2-1 victory over Nichols College Saturday afternoon. The Hawks move to 6-0-1 and 2-0-0 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference, while Nichols falls to 3-2-1 and 0-1-1 in the CCC. Michael Perry gave the Bison an early 1-0 lead in the first half, taking advantage of a loose ball in the box. Scott Coderre fired

a shot in the twenty-eigth minute at Hawk keeper Jon Pelloso, who made a strong save. Yet the ball got away from Pelloso, which Perry found and was able to put in to put Nichols on top. Roger Williams would answer back in the 38th minute, with Andrew Carlson knotting the game at one. Carlson was fed a long pass by Trevor Hoxsie on the left side and place a shot in the right corner to tie the game. The Hawks would take the lead in the second half on a goal by Liam Isleib in the 58th min-

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ute. Josh Boyce served a cross over the box to Isleib, who put in the eventual game winner in the corner of the net. Nichols had a chance to tie the game in the eightieth minute, with Jonathan Silva making a run at a loose ball on the left side box. Yet Pelloso was able to corral the ball before Silva was able to make a play on the ball. Pelloso made six saves on the day for the Hawks in the win, while Brendan Hamilton stopped ten shots in the loss.

DSPics.com Sophomore midfielder Tory Benoit shoots into an open net in a recent game against Eastern Nazarene College.

Profile of a hawk Nick Williams / RWUHawks.com Despite a strong start from Nichols College, the Hawks picked up momentum in the second half, pulling ahead and keeping the Bison out of the net. The Hawks won the game 2–1.

Volleyball wins one, loses one in Maine doubleheader RWUHawks.com | Contributed Article

The Roger Williams University Women’s Volleyball traveled up to Maine Saturday afternoon for a pair of road matches against NESCAC opponents Bowdoin College and Bates College. The Hawks fell 1-3 (25-23, 23-25, 25-16, 2518) to Bowdoin before defeating Bates 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-22). RWU picks up its tenth win of the year to move to 10-3. Bowdoin, ranked fourth regionally, improves to 6-1, while Bates drops to 0-7 on the year. Bowdoin used a balanced at-

tack that featured five players in double figures in kills, led by 14 from Tory Edelman, who also had five block assists. Hillary Cederna had 10 kills and 17 digs while Melissa Haskell notched 10 kills and 14 digs. Kristin Hanczor had 10 kills and three total blocks while Emese Gaal also pitched in 10 kills. Sophia Cornew sparked the attack with 50 assists. Danna McDonald led the way for the Hawks with 13 kills and eight digs. Marybeth Torpey also saw double figures with 11 kills while Emily Lebowitz posted 29 assists and 20 digs in the loss for Roger Williams.

Against Bates, Chrissy Gee, Olivia Schow and junior Eliza Pyne led the attack with eight, seven and six kills, respectively. Gee also came up with eight digs. First-year Tess Walther had a team-high 17 assists for Bates, while junior assistant captain Nicole Russell led the back row with 17 digs. McDonald led the Hawks with 10 kills, while Torpey added five more. Alexa Armenti handed out 22 assists and added a team-high 11 digs. Krystie Luczynski served up five aces to go with three blocks and four kills.

DSPics.com Natasha Sopchak (20) and Holly Hancock (14) contest a ball at the net against a Bowdoin College opponent in their match Saturday. The Hawks lost the match 1–3.

Sophomore soccer star Tory Benoit

GEORGE BOVEROUX | Herald Reporter

When you first hear her story, it almost sounds like cliché. But Tory Benoit is far from that. As a rising soccer player, she looks to improve more than just her goal scoring. Benoit first kicked around a soccer ball when she was four years old. Since then, she has “always had a ball on my feet” the sophomore midfielder said. Benoit grew up shooting on her older sister who was a goalkeeper. Despite the fact Benoit would go on to play as the goalie’s best friend – as a defender for her high school squad – she learned the sweet spots of the net that a goalie cannot reach in those lengthy backyard-shooting sessions with her sister. As a captain defender in high school, Benoit helped lead her team to become the seventeenth-ranked women’s soccer team in the nation before coming to Roger Williams University. As a Hawk, Benoit switched over to a wide middie, providing her with more goal scoring opportunities. Benoit responded to the position change in a big way, shooting three goals in three games coming off the bench. The first goal of the season for Benoit came on Sept. 10 against Eastern Nazarene College, in the seventy-sixth minute. Despite the fact the game was nearly over, Benoit was not slowing up. Three minutes after scoring her first, Benoit netted a second goal in a 4-0 win. Two games later against Brandeis University she found the back of the net for the third time in three games with a successful shot in the eighty-ninth minute. Despite her exceptional play as of late, Benoit is still a very humble player. When asked about her expectations entering the year, she immediately began discussing the team’s expecta-

tions rather than her own. “We expect to do more this year,” Benoit said. “Last year we made the national tourney, but lost in the first round. We want to go further, and that entails winning the conference.” Still, Benoit has personal goals she said she wants to accomplish this year. “I need to boost my self confidence and take more of a leadership role on the field,” she said. Perhaps the notice she is getting for her quality play will help with her confidence. RWUHawks.com recently named Benoit the RWU Female Athlete of the Week shortly after her two-goal game against Eastern Nazarene. Though she is rising, Benoit still faces challenges. While she thinks she can acquire a starting position on the team in the near future, asthma attacks she suffered in two recent games are holding her back. “Once I get that fixed I’ll be more of a candidate to start, hopefully” Benoit said. The Shrewsbury, Mass. native is a lot more than just a rising soccer star on the field. Benoit is a Resident Assistant in Willow 51. Benoit is also actively involved in Alternative Spring Break. “We went to Arkansas last year,” she said. “I had a blast.” Benoit also takes the term “student athlete” very seriously. “I’m a huge nerd in school,” Benoit said. Whether it is on the field, in the classroom or in her backyard with her older sister, Benoit always seems to find ways to succeed. Here at RWU, there is still a lot of time left for the sophomore to improve herself both as a soccer player and as a student. And based on her performance at the university so far, there does not seem like there is much that can stop her. Well, maybe except for that goalkeeping sister of hers.

Fall Sports Teams’ Recent Results Men’s Cross Country 9.17.11 | 11:15 a.m. at University of MassachusettsDartmouth Invitational 13th / 34 Men’s Soccer 9.21.11 | 5:00 p.m. vs MIT W 1-0 9.17.11 | 3:30 p.m. vs Nichols W 2-1

Women’s Cross Country 9.17.11 | 12:00 p.m. at University of MassachusettsDartmouth Invitational 16th / 34 Women’s Soccer 9.20.11 | 4:00 p.m. vs MIT L 1-2 9.17.11 | 1:00 p.m. vs Nichols W 3-1 9.15.11 | 7:00 p.m. vs Brandeis W 2-0

Women’s Tennis 9.16.11 | 3:30 p.m. at Salve Regina W 9-0 Women’s Volleyball 9.20.11 | 7:00 p.m. vs Eastern Nazarene W 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-13) 9.17.11 | 3:30 p.m. at Bates W 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-22) 9.17.11 | 12:00 p.m. at Bowdoin L 1-3 (25-23, 23-25, 25-16, 25-18)

9.15.11 | 6:00 p.m. at UMass-Dartmouth W 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-19) Sailing 9.17.11 | 9:30 a.m. at Nevins Trophy @ Kings Point in FJs/420s 15th / 20 9.17.11 | 9:30 a.m. at Boston Harbor Invitational, Central Series Two @ Boston College in 420s 4th / 9

9.17.11 | 9:30 a.m. at Hatch Brown Trophy @ MIT & BU in 3 divs of FJs &T 3rd / 18 9.17.11 | 9:30 a.m. at 15th Women’s Mrs. Hurst Bowl @ Dartmouth in FJs 12th / 20


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ur yo in sk Living with Lyme Disease KATLYN PROCTOR | Features Editor

The table is set in an idyllic scene: a redcheckered tablecloth adorned with four matching plates and cups. A large, wooden salad bowl sits center stage accompanied with matching wooden utensils. Heat waves waft the scent of marinated chicken toward the table, where a picture-perfect family is waiting to eat. The family dog is running around the grass, playing Frisbee with one of the children. A strong, summer breeze then takes the Frisbee into the woods, where the child is reluctant to go. All worries aside, the Frisbee is rescued and it is time for dinner. Yet, without knowing it, the child has been bitten by an undetected tick and will start the long and unending journey of coping with the effects of Lyme disease for the rest of her life. Every year, thousands of Americans are infected with Lyme disease, many without even knowing it. For many, the battle for a diagnosis is a long, drawn-out struggle. For others, the diagnosis is immediate, thanks to the bull’s-eye rash developed at the infection site. At first, Lyme disease resembles mono. Until the proper Lyme disease test is conducted, many cases of the disease go misdiagnosed. The disease affects each person differently. For some it affects the joints; for other people, it affects reflexes, motor skills, and memory. ‘To each, their own,’ the saying goes, but for all affected with Lyme, the struggles of remaining true to oneself is a day-to-day battle. Unanswered questions remain unanswered. In our small, secluded section of Rhode Island, it may be hard to imagine that students of our own age have endured the highs and lows of battling this malady. But they have. Here are their stories.

WTF Upper Commons? RWU Upper Commons’ policy is wasting food unnecessarily.

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When No One Will Help You Life was ordinary for Janie Hofmann, now 21, until the day she thought she had come down with mono. Suffering from a fever and sore throat, the Hofmann family thought nothing too serious of it. Two years later, Janie was bedridden with an illness she never though she would experience in her entire life. “We were telling them all along that I had Lyme disease; [my doctors] weren’t associating the two. No doctors suggested that I get tested,” Hofmann said. In July of 2008, Hofmann started seeking professional help in treating her symptoms. Her mono-like symptoms started to turn into much more; she was suffering delusions, associating people with positive and negative “energies.” After delusional episodes, with the blink of an eye, she would return to a healthy state of being, like she had never been sick in the first place. Due to the delusions, doctors started Hofmann on psychiatric medication. “They diagnosed me with bi-polar depression and that’s not what I had,” Hofmann said. “[The medication] just completely did not work.” Hofmann began a month-long rollercoaster of hospital visits, doctor appointments and school absences. Repeated visits to the doctor were of no help; they continued to treat Hofmann as if she had a mental illness. No doctor would administer the simple test for Lyme disease, despite her pleas. Without realizing it, the doctors were doing more damage to her than the Lyme: “They also gave me Abilify, this was a new one, and I actually had a seizure on it,”

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INDEX Training to race..............................B2 Happy Hostelling...........................B3 Hillary Marshall.............................B3

Racy Stacy: Karma Sutra..............B4 DADT repeal applauded..............B5 Puzzles.........................................B6


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LYME: Finding strenth within family and friends to brave a lifelong battle Continued from page B1 Hofmann said. “ I had hypertension and I couldn’t swallow any of my food.” After a terrifying and tumultuous experience at Roger Williams University, Hofmann’s parents removed her from school for the remainder of the

It was a life experience that not a lot of people go through that young. semester. It was during her time away from school that her pediatrician administered a basic Lyme disease test. With the results stating “highly positive,” her family sought after a highly competitive specialist in the field of Lyme disease. “We were lucky that he took us. There are thousands of people that apply to get to see him because it’s such a huge epidemic,” Hofmann stated. It was at the Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease Research Center at Columbia University where

Hofmann endured a series of tests. “I had deficits in a lot: my memory, my motor skills, my attention. I was suffering from allusions of grandeur, I think. I had an exaggerated sense of my abilities,” Hofmann recalled. It was after these tests that Hofmann learned of a large white mass residing in her brain. Soon enough, she was prescribed an intravenous; an IV was placed in her forearm and she treated her Lyme via injections for a month. “After that, all of the manic episodes were gone. It took from July to December for me to actually get better,” Hofmann stated. Where is Janie Hofmann now? Loving her life as a RWU senior, Hofmann is doing everything she’s ever wanted to do and having fun doing it. “In the beginning, after everything happened, I felt like I lost a part of myself,” Hofmann said. “It was a life experience that not a lot of people go through that young. It gives me more confidence that I can make it through anything.” Across Campus Tucked away in the cozy nook of Willow Hall, freshman Han-

nah Smith is making friends and adapting to her new environment. She’s also recovering from a recent flare-up of Lyme disease. Before moving in, Smith was paralyzed with the disease. “My neck was so swollen that I couldn’t turn it at all,” Smith said. “I was completely paralyzed.” A visit to her doctor’s office turned into what seemed like a never-ending series of blood tests. The doctors believed that Smith had mono. For Smith, this meant no first semester attendance at RWU due to the severity of how contagious mono is. “I was a very unhappy person because I had been counting down; it was my freshman year,” Smith said. Two days after she sat through the blood tests, the results came back: positive for Lyme disease. Excited to be able to come to school, Smith packed her bags and prepped for the next chapter in her life. Unlike Hofmann though, Smith’s symptoms are on the latter end of the Lyme symptom spectrum. Instead of having her brain being afflicted Smith’s joints suffer. “It sucks to because I’m a double major in theater and dance,

Pn.Bmj.com A bull’s-eye is a common indicator of a Lyme Disease infection. However, most cases of Lyme Disease do not involve a breakout. well I’m supposed to be, and I can’t do dance this semester,” Smith said. “My joints are so achy and I’m just drained.” Recently, Smith was prescribed Doxycycline to combat the illness. Although the Lyme has taken a toll on her body, she remains optimistic in complet-

ing both her majors, in dance and theater. Her doctors advised she take a semester off from dancing but she remains focused. “I’m trying to do more theater this semester and then more dance next semester,” Smith said.

After vandalism, My Shisha Cafe gets back to business NICHOLLE BUCKLEY | Herald Reporter

For the owner of My Shisha Cafe, the newly opened Hookah Bar in downtown Bristol, it will be difficult to make the marks of vandalism disappear as quickly as the hookah smoke dissipating in their lounges. Shortly before the start of the fall semester, vandals threw rocks through the large front windows of the hookah bar, shattering glass onto the floors inside and necessitating expensive repairs to the shop’s façade. My Shisha Cafe Owner Ardy Jagne said he is very proud of the business he opened last year, despite the recent events. “My Shisha is a youth hangout place where you can come to be yourself and smoke some hookah, eat or play games,” Jagne

said. “It has a very relaxing, mellow environment.” Though opening most small businesses is a difficult undertaking, Jagne faced some tough, specific challenges. “Bristol wasn’t very fond of the idea of having a smoking place, but with due time, people have grown accustomed to having it around and respect the fact that it’s just like every other business in Bristol,” Jagne said. Being a Roger Williams University alumnus, Jagne said starting a business near his alma mater was inspiring. “It was very boring when I was there. I wished that there was a place I could have went to just sit back and relax with my friends without getting into trouble,” he said.

Unfortunately for Jagne, some customers decided to bring the trouble to My Shisha Cafe. Towards the end of the summer, Jagne had to kick out for a few customers for using illegal substances in his lounge. “Sometimes people make the mistake that because it’s a hookah smoking place they think they can smoke anything they want,” Jagne said. My Shisha Cafe’s customers are only allowed to smoke the tobacco products that My Shisha Cafe provides. “I didn’t take it very lightly when they came in with that. I told them this was my business and they needed to leave,” he said. Jagne said he suspects that the angry customers decided to come back later that evening,

around 3 a.m., to express their frustration. Rocks were thrown and windows were broken, though nothing was stolen. Jagne called the police, who soon found and arrested a suspect. After closing to repair the damages, Jagne re-opened My Shisha Cafe on Sept. 7. Since the incident, Jagne said he has changed a few rules at the cafe. “At first I was very lenient. Now, no one under the age of 18 is allowed to come in without a proper college I.D.,” Jagne said. “I figured if someone’s in college by now they can take responsibility and act like an adult.” Jagne said he was also angry. “I was frustrated that the kids who vandalized My Shisha had come

in several times. I could definitely tell you those kids were not 21, and when they came in they were already drunk,” Jagne said. “They brought in things that did not belong in my establishment, so I kicked them out. They came back and decided to teach me a lesson, and I have learned. I have to be a little bit more strict.” Despite his recent setback, Jagne said he is very proud of the progress My Shisha Cafe has made and is hopeful for the future. “Hopefully, we can get more of the student population involved,” he said. Jagne said his main goal is to give students a place to hang out as an option other than going out and abusing alcohol or getting into trouble.

Training to go the distance

Student runs half-Ironman in under eight hours MICHELLE LEE | Herald Reporter

Courtesy Morgan McKinnon Morgan McKinnon, on Narragansett Beach, finishes the last few miles of her half-Ironman, which she completed in under eight hours.

While playing soccer in high school, Morgan McKinnon thought the daily two-mile run at practice was “torture.” Now a senior at Roger Williams University, McKinnon says she cannot believe she has completed her first half Ironman race. Her cousins and the participants of the races she attended inspired McKinnon, who started running marathons the summer going into her sophomore year of high school. “I went to one of my cousin’s races and I stood at the finish line waiting for them to come through,” McKinnon said. “The people that came through were everyone you could imagine; they were completely inspirational. You would see 70-yearsolds and everything.” Thus motivated, McKinnon started running sprints, which is an eighth of an Ironman race. She then continued to quarter Ironman’s leading up to the half-Ironman race. So far she has also done a total of 10 triathlons. Training for the half-Ironman is easier for McKinnon during the summer months, she said. Spending the summer at her lake house in New Hampshire, she would swim, bike and run almost every other day. Once the school year begins, it is harder for McKinnon to bal-

ance training and school, she said. “This race was good because it was the end of summer training,” McKinnon said. “It’s also a lot of mental strain which you have to prepare for.” A half-Ironman race consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run. On Sept. 11, McKinnon was up and ready to run by 7 a.m. and

You can do anything if you set your mind to it and mentally build up to it. headed to Narragansett, R.I. to complete the longest race of her running career. “It’s always exciting, especially this [race] because it was a new challenge,” McKinnon said. “You know you can finish it because you know can slow down at any pace but its just mentally pushing through and getting your goal time.” For this past race, McKinnon put a bracelet that her cousin’s daughter made for her on her handlebars, along with her mother’s hair-clip and a bracelet supporting brain cancer for her

uncle. “My mother has gone through everything and [my uncle] was a lot of my inspiration,” she said. “I had those keeping me going.” Hoping to finish the race in less than eight hours, McKinnon was ahead of her time during the entire run. Up until the last mile of the bike race, she experienced two flat tires. “It was awful,” she said. After pulling into the transition area, McKinnon had her cousin running by her side during the whole running portion because she didn’t feel very stable. Finishing in seven hours and 56 minutes, McKinnon was more than happy to accomplish her goal. “I was happy about getting under my time even though it was not the best circumstances,” McKinnon said. “Looking back a year ago I would never think that I would be able to do it and then here I am.” For the next few weeks, McKinnon is taking time off from training to relax. She hopes to start signing up for more races when the winter approaches. Running a full Ironman race is definitely on her ‘bucket list.’ “You can do anything if you set your mind to it and mentally build up to it,” McKinnon said. “I think that’s more than half of it, if you mentally believe you can. I used to think that running a mile was the worst.”


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Golden ticket: The truth behind Groupon’s deal for cheaper tuiton GRIFFIN LABBANCE | Herald Reporter

With college tuition rising each year, books becoming more expensive, and work study positions getting harder for students to obtain, it was only a matter of time before social websites stepped in to help struggling students. And thankfully for these students at Roger Williams university, that time has come. Groupon, a website and well known app for smart phones is a site that offers coupons of the day that can be used at both local and national companies. Started as a company in Chicago, I.L., Groupon has grown to reach over 150 businesses across the country. According to The Chicago Times in an article written in early September, Groupon recently offered 60 percent off a class taught at the National Louis University in

the Chicago area. As all Groupon coupons work, a deal is offered for a specific item and has conditions on when it can be used; in this case, the class was an Introductory Teaching course that, after the discount was a low $950. For many college students, this piece of news comes as a relief that there are now alternative ways to pay for college but for some students such as Alyssa Sirois, an RWU junior, this news came as a surprise. “I think that social websites such as Facebook and Twitter are positive ways for people to stay in touch but the college websites such as Groupon can become unfair when they start handing out college coupons,” Sirois said. Sirois said she believes this is unfair because the students who are more versed in technology

Happy Hosteling Checking in to the Czech Inn

TOM SOJKA | Herald Contributor

The word “hostel” conjures up images of large rooms lined with beds whose oddly stained sheets have a higher bedbug count than thread count. They are stereotyped as places where you’ll probably be robbed and develop some kind of communicable disease that will jeopardize your return to your host country. This is not the case at the Czech Inn located just outside the city center of Prague. Calling it a hostel almost seems like blasphemy; it’s much too hip. The second hostel opened by Bohemian Hostels of Prague in the early 2000s, it is a wet dream for college students looking to stay somewhere inexpensive with a luxurious feel. “It exceeded every expectation I had and shattered every misconception. It’s awesome that just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t stay somewhere chic,” said Adrian White, a Roger Williams University junior who is studying in Florence, Italy. Housed in a restored 19th century building that is located just a short tram ride away from all the tourist attractions Prague has to offer, the Czech Inn is sleek and cool, feeling almost like a destination within itself. Offering both shared, private and apartment style rooms starting for as little as €11 (about $15 or 285 Kč) the hostel feels like a hot spot for young people traveling in the Czech Republic. The room I stayed in had six plush beds with big pillows and comfy duvet covers (which we debated stealing) and had towels provided. The hostel is also equipped with free WiFi and computers in the lobby. The bathrooms have large, rain-

head showers that are consistently and gloriously hot. The one downside is having to leave your room to get to the bathroom; however, it’s several steps above having to do it in Cedar. The private rooms and apartments (starting at €38 and €64 respectively) have suite bathrooms. There is always a friendly staff member at the front desk able to provide visitors with his or her pick of where to go or what to do in the “City of a Hundred Spires.” You can also purchase toiletries, t-shirts, and handmade paper products (like journals and postcards) produced by a local artist, and even bottles of absinthe, all without leaving the hostel. If you’re traveling light or simply forgot your hair dryer or straightener, alarm clock, or adapters for electronics you can also pick them up at the front desk by leaving a small deposit, which is refunded upon its return. In addition to the warm reception area, the cafe is inviting with unlimited breakfast in the morning, nightly happy hour, pub trivia, beer tastings, and live music. The walls are lined with colorful prints of celebrities like Drew Barrymore and Jack Nicholson along with quotes expressing their support for legalization of marijuana. The bright posters compliment the dark furnishings, adding to the ultra cool vibe that runs throughout the Czech Inn. The staff is more than happy to direct visitors to the main tourist sites in Prague and offer suggestions for their favorite places off the beaten path. While not every hostel is quite as luxurious, don’t let Hollywood taint your image. Staying in hotels gets expensive and hostels make sense on any budget. Talk to friends who have gone abroad about their personal picks and surf the web for recent reviews before booking your accommodations. And have no hesitations about staying at the Czech Inn.

Czech-inn.com Located near Prague, the Czech Inn offers great amentities to its collegiate customers traveling on tight budgets.

have the upper hand. “I think that as a college student, you are forced to stay up to date with technology but before today, I had never heard of Groupon so right away, I am at a disadvantage because the discount is technically not offered to me if I don’t know about it,” Sirois

Groupon.com Groupon offers a variety of coupons that are catered to local businesses. said. While some see Internet coupons as an unfair advantage in the education industry, some see it as a helping hand in a

world where money is tight for students. “I would love an easy way to access scholarships and discounts for school,” said first year student Chloe Ghillani. She said that college students can use all the financial help that they can get, so Internet help sites may be exactly what students need. With the Internet becoming a highly used piece of technology, it is not a surprise to many that websites are becoming more user-friendly and appealing to a wider audience. Fastweb.com is a website that allows searches to be done on different scholarships available and connects users to other host sites serving the same information. “I think that coupons and discounts are exactly what students need in college, but in terms of a discount on tuition, I don’t think students should receive

money in the form of a coupon for no reason. It should be something they work towards,” Sirois said. Three days after the Groupon posted the discounted college tuition, only two students had showed interest. The Chicago Times wrote in the article that this interest might be low but with the increase of the usage of Internet help sites, interest will grow exponentially with time. Students such as Ghillani see this increase of cyber surfing as another way we are easing our everyday life, while some see it as a negative influence to students’ collegiate lifestyle. Either way, websites such as Fastweb. com and Groupon may be next big advance for the Internet and keeping up with the fast-paced technological changes may be the only way to reap the benefits.

Internships that rock: Hanging with Bunny JENNA MULVEY | Herald Reporter

Many students get tough internships in New York City that are great experiences, but one Roger Williams University student got to do an internship with the famous interior designer, Bunny Williams. “She has this go-to kind of drive, and this demand that you know you just can’t get elsewhere – and that’s what NYC is great for,” said Hilary Marshall, 21, a senior from Bronxville, N.Y. Marshall’s internship started in June and ended in August. Working Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., she gained a lot of hands-on training. “It was a lot of pressure, but it was the most rewarding experience I’ve had working with a designer, and working in a 9 to 5 atmosphere,” Marshall said. Throughout the duration of her internship, Marshall had many tasks including answering the phone when the receptionist was out, getting the mail, working the front desk, and greeting new clients. In addition, Marshall would prepare for client meetings, do scheme boards, and run errands like getting fabric for clients. Due to her love of design,

Marshall is a visual arts major with Kelly Jelensperger.” with two minors in art history Kelly Jelensperger is an inand historic preservation. “It’s a terior designer who works for good combination because the Shannon Interior. Marshall was art expresses my creative style,” an intern for her during her seMarshall said. nior year of high school, and For years, Marshall knew that learned a lot from that experishe wanted to be an interior ence. “I still talk to her. She’s designer. “I remember in sixth another woman in my life who grade my mom hated me,” Mar- inspires me, even to this day,” shall said, laughing. Every after- Marshall said. noon, she would come home Working for Bunny Williams from school and rearrange her was an experience that Marshall mother’s stuff. said she will never forget. “I In the sixth, seventh, and would love to work for Bunny eighth grades Marshall was a few years,” Marshall said. “I drawing floor plans. During would love to do something like high school, when she would that where I get the experience come home, Marshall would behind the desk and experience also rearrange furniture, think- working with other people.” ing about different combinations of seating. “No one knows what they really want to be at sixth grade, but by high school when I religiously watched HDTV, I knew I wanted to do it,” Marshall said. Courtesy Hillary Marshall “That’s why I actually did Hillary Marshall poses with her mentor Bunny the internship Williams in New York City.

Grad thrives in Big Apple

KINSEY JANKE | Herald Reporter

Imagine you’re in a room full of bicycles with their wheels spinning madly amidst an uptempo soundtrack and a pack of girls. Now imagine you’re spending 11 hours a day on the trading floor, calling up investors and managing hedge funds. Sound like a pretty big leap? Hadley Avery transitioned flawlessly. “I love my job!” Avery said. “The company is great to work for and there are huge opportunities that you can’t get anywhere else.” Avery, an international business major who graduated from Roger Williams University last May, has been working for GAMCO Investors, Inc. since July. A former member of the Gabelli School’s Center for Advanced Financial Education (CAFÉ), Avery sought out the job after Mario Gabelli, the CEO of GAMCO and the namesake of RWU’s business school, came to her CAFÉ class to speak. “He told us his 11th Commandment – ‘If you don’t ask, you won’t get it.’ So I did just that,” Avery said. “I sent him a formal letter expressing my goals and interest in working for the company.” Along with keeping up with her major, minor, and core

concentration (finance and Spanish, respectively), Avery was a Health and Wellness Educator (HAWE) for three years, ran cross country for two, and taught a spin class in the Recreation Center. Her involvement on campus mirrored her off-campus drive as well: Avery spent the summer after her sophomore year

It is very true that your life completely changes after college. interning for Publicis Group in New York City, working as an account manager on the L’Oreal account. Publicis, a Francebased advertising company is the fourth-largest firm in the world. “They have an amazing internship program where you are teamed up with nine other interns to create a holistic advertising campaign to pitch to a current client,” Avery said. “Look for opportunities like this where you work in an ‘internship program,’ [it] makes a much better experience where you won’t just be filing and making copies.” Avery interned the next summer at the Chafee Center for

International Business at Bryant University as a trade specialist. She was responsible not only for managing and consulting six clients on their international growth strategy, but also for contacting 300 potential clients and pitching the company’s product for new deal leads. Though she took most matters into her own hands, Avery cites her experiences on the RWU campus as a huge help in preparation for the real world. “Getting involved in research and additional programs will set you apart and make the real world experience more relevant and more fun,” she said. “Working closely with your professors, taking those challenging classes, and not just sliding by will absolutely ensure your success after graduation.” Despite the many positive things Avery has to say about the real world, she admits to missing having her close friends around all the time, but says that receiving a paycheck and having a more regular schedule are some of the best parts about being out of school. “It is very true that your life completely changes after college,” Avery said. “Enjoy [your] last year as much as you can because it is such a unique time in life with no ‘real’ responsibilities. The real world definitely has its perks.”


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RACY STACY: You can’t fix your love karma if you have a bad attitude

RACY STACY | Herald Contributor

Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of complaining coming from people about their romantic situation; “I just want a someone that will treat me right.” “I am always getting screwed over.” “When will it be my turn?” I have to admit that this whining gets a little frustrating for me. I have always believed in the power of positive thinking, but recently I don’t think that other college students are thinking the same way. They expect love to just happen to them, when in fact, there are small things that you can do everyday to encourage love to enter your life. I realize that I sound like Dr. Phil, but I have heard too many stories and done too much research to surrender this theory to the lethargic love-seekers of the world.

To the Western world, the Kama Sutra is an ancient, Indian text full of kinky sex positions and erotic secrets. In reality, that is only a part of the book filled with 1,250 verses of Sanskrit poetry advising its readers on love, morals, marriage and family. Just as chapter two of the Kama Sutra tells you to bend like a pretzel to satisfy your sexual desire; my tweaked version, Karma Sutra will show you how to curve your way of thinking so that you are opening yourself to receive the kind of love that you are searching for. “Karma” is a word commonly used in Indian culture. It is the idea that every action—good

help you in the wrong way: 1. You wish bad things on your ex. Even if it is in the darkest, dustiest corner of your mind, if you are hoping that an ex who broke your heart in the past gets hurt too, then you are really just damaging your own possibility of finding positive love because you are dwelling on the past, which is limiting your future love endeavors. 2. Expect a good relationship because you deserve it, not because you have been in a bunch of bad ones. I often hear people saying, “After all I went through I deserve a nice guy.” You’re absolutely correct if you want someone who

prised the other with a totally thoughtful gift out of the blue. However, it is important to remember that you do these things because you care about the other person and you want to find a way to show it. There should be no selfish motives and you should never expect reimbursement for your good deeds. Often, we say things, think things, and do things that send negative vibes into the universe. When we think negatively, even if we don’t express it out loud, we are projecting harmful love vibes into the space around us. These negative love vibes act as a repellant against any possible match that may be interested. So, if you

If you continue to add beads of positive thinking to your karma necklace, then you will start to notice that you get attention from the kind of guys you want in return. or bad—is reciprocated back to us in some way through the universe. In other words, “what goes around comes around.” “Sutra” literally means a thread that holds things together. Therefore, Karma Sutra means a thread of actions that holds us together. I think that most people believe in some form of karma, but instead of taking their karma into their own hands, they expect the universe to do all the work. Without even knowing it, there are most likely three ways that you expect karma to

is going to treat you well, but it shouldn’t have anything to do with how poorly you were treated in the past. It should be because you are a good person who has something to offer someone else. 3. If you are already in a relationship and you do something super nice for your partner, don’t keep a hidden tally adding up who does more. It can sometimes be difficult to silence that little mental math agent that keeps track of who bought coffee last or who sur-

are one of these people who has been complaining about not being able to find anyone, you are actually trapping yourself in a bubble full of pessimistic energy. And who would want to date someone like that? Do you ever notice that when you are single there are absolutely no guys you would even consider dating, but as soon as you start talking to someone that you really like, all of these other great guys start talking to you too? Well, that is because you are sending out positive love vibes, which attract people

to you. To start the fire of positive love vibes on your own, start repeating the mantra, “I am worthy and deserving of love” every night before you go to bed. Actively think about the type of person that you want to be with and force yourself to start truly believing that you are going to find him soon. The universe is like one of those handmade beaded necklaces. When you were young, you probably threw on whatever bead you felt like, making an unorganized rainbow of mismatched colors. Now that you are older, you have the ability to improve the aesthetics by picking colors that match and make a pattern. The beads are your thoughts and actions, and the universe is the piece of nearly invisible fishing line that stings everything together. If you continue to add beads of positive thinking to your karma necklace, then you will start to notice that you get attention from the kind of guys you want in return. Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” This isn’t going to work if you try it for a day, or even a week. You need to constantly be sending out positive love vibes, so that eventually this buoyant attitude will become your default instinct. All that consistent positivity will make some beautiful karma, which could lead to some pretty provocative kama.

Freshman experience column: Moving from an all-girls school to sharing dorms with boys KAITLYN FERACO | Herald Reporter

Mark Fusco Students rock out at the Badfish concert held by WQRI in front of the Rec Center Saturday.

Good crowd vibes is what Badfish “Got”

with their dexterous drummer and solid bass player being real stand outs (who looked as if It was a typical fall day, with a he had just finished auditionrather noticeable chill in the air ing for a Zach Galifinakis on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Roger biopic as one crowd member Williams University for the fall announced). concert, headlined by Sublime After a long wait, Badfish tribute band, Badfish. Despite showed up with a rush to the this, students seemed to show stage from students. While up in droves for the event that rather controlled during the was about to unfold. While openers, the crowd just went perhaps they were not jumping wild at their appearance and for joy and lining up in front seemed to increase in rowdiof the stage, they nonetheless ness at the turn of showed up, which speaks While rather controlled during the openers, the every track. Playing volumes for at crowd just went wild at their appearance and seemed every song to a tee as least having a to increase in rowdiness at the turn of every track. far as sounding like Sublime is concertain level of cerned, each musiexcitement and stage presence, utilizing a large cian brought something to the anticipation. amount of leaping and head experience. Stand out numbers The reasoning for such a banging while keeping things included the ever famous “Sanstrong turnout was most likely teria,” “Mary,” and the show’s due to the amount of kids who at a brisk pace. The Cosmic Dust Bunnies closing number, “What I Got.” grew up listening to Sublime, were less of a brisk listen, as Each even had its own personal and Badfish is about as close their fusion of electronic music crowd surfer who was later as you can get to the real thing ejected from the event. In all, (especially when your lead sing- with rock elements is a different sound then most are the concert brought students er is almost a spitting image used to. Their performance together in a good few hours and sound-alike for deceased and musical talent is ironically of music, excitement, and even Sublime frontman Bradley sublime, but their performance theatricality, something every Nowell). clocked in at around an hour venue should hope to achieve, “I’ve been listening to Suband a half, leaving people a evident by the long applause lime since I was a young kid, little irked in strong anticipaBadfish left to that seemed to so I’ve really grown up with last until their bus left an hour them,” said RWU Junior, Elliot tion of Badfish. Yet, I would be remiss if I did not admit later. Seavey. they were talented musicians, First up was Dagwood, whose RONALD SCOFIELD | Herald Reporter

members honestly looked like they could’ve been too young to even enroll at RWU. I had heard a rumor beforehand that their drummer was in fact only a high school senior and, while I was not able to verify this claim, you would think the same just by looking at any member. Though young and their music rather derivative of Blink 182 and other punk bands before them, Dagwood was nonetheless strong in

I had no idea what to expect on my first day of college. Here I was, someone who went to an all-girl, private high school attending a college where boys were everywhere. I obviously had no idea what I was getting myself into coming to Roger Williams University, I came onto campus on move-in day and saw boys moving in down the hall from me. I’m sitting there on my bed talking to my parents thinking, “What do you mean there will be boys in my classes? What do you mean I will have to face the opposite sex day in and day out?” Not only was the fear of being surrounded by boys weighing

ues to be a whole new, exciting beginning for me as a writer, a student, and as a young adult. I now understand that with this new freedom I am able to grow and explore different interests and different opportunities. One of my favorite things about Roger Williams is that it is never too late to get involved. Freshmen are often intimidated by upper classmen, but everyone is like one big family here. Everyone cares about everyone else just because we all belong to the same small school community. That’s something not a lot of schools have – that sense of home. I think that sense of security is why it has been so easy for me to get adjusted here. Even

It’s been said that college is supposed to be one of the best times of our lives and I’m finally starting to see why. on my mind, but also there was this new freedom to deal with. The question turned from boys to: What do you mean I have the freedom to choose whether or not I go to classes? This freedom frankly scared me. At first I had no idea what to do with it but then I found with freedom I am able to make my own happiness and choices. It’s been said that college is supposed to be one of the best times of our lives and I’m finally starting to see why. This freedom that initially scared the crap out of me has now turned into the best thing that has ever happened to me. So far, I love life at Roger Williams University. I’ve been lucky enough to meet so many great people and have had the opportunity to get involved in a lot of clubs and organizations on campus. One problem I’ve faced coming to RWU is space. I am currently living in a forced triple in Cedar Hall, which sucks, but my roommates and I are making the best of it. College has been and contin-

though I have only been here for a little over a month, I already feel comfortable being anywhere on campus. I have found that by putting myself out there through clubs and organizations I was able to find my own niche. Previous to moving onto campus, I had heard crazy things about how freshmen are often looked down upon just because they’re “fresh meat”, I’ve never understood that logic because everyone has to be a freshman at some point so upperclassmen should always have sympathy with the new guy. At RWU, a freshman can make just as big of an impact on the school as a senior can, and that’s another reason why I already consider this campus to be a home. Overall, I couldn’t ask for a better first semester to my freshman year of college. It’s already been filled with ups and downs, and I can’t wait for more.


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Shouldn’t students be entitled to better parking for the price we pay? CHRISTINA BERLINGUET | Herald Reporter

multitude of parking spots on campus said, “Paying so want instead of having so many right outside my door and much for a parking sticker is restrictions would be easier for drive down the road to J Lot so just one more way that the Public Safety officers because I do not get a ticket. Although school can take money from they would not have to worry J Lot is not too far from my us.” We pay so much for about ticketing so much for room (and let’s be honest I tuition and housing that we people parking in the wrong need the exercise) I think that should not have to cough up spot. it is absurd that after paying more money just to keep our Ashlee Williams, a junior on so much money for a parking car in a parking garage on the campus said she feels strongly sticker, I am not allowed to outskirts of campus. about allowing people to park park next to my apartment. If I were allowed to park in where they want on campus. It is also ridiculous that any lot on campus I would She says, “If you’re a student students have to pay so much not hate paying so much for a who is paying for a parkmoney for ing pass you a parking should be sticker. able to park If I were allowed to park in any lot of campus, anywhere on Where is this Since I would not hate paying so much for a sticker. campus. money we are the going? Is ones paying to it paying go to school the people we should be that give me tickets, which sticker. Students should be able able to have the luxury to park then makes me pay more mon- to park wherever they want on where it is most convenient. ey to the school? What does the campus, and parking should be Parking should be ‘first come, $145 get me? It does not give “first come, first served.” Jonny first served.’” me a convenient parking spot, Glisci, another annoyed orange Colleen Ryan, is a soccer playthat is for sure. sticker holder said, “Parking on er who lives off campus and After talking to an abundance campus is crazy. If you park in has to park in J lot every time of RWU students, I realized the wrong spot you get slapped she has to go to practice, even that everyone feels the same with an expensive fine. Let us though there are many lots way about parking that I do. park where we want!” Allowing right next to our new beautiful Sam Ayer, a junior with a car students to park where they turf field where she practices.

As sophomore year approached, I could not wait to be able to bring my car to school. I wouldn’t have to take the RIPTA to Providence whenever I wanted to go shopping and I wouldn’t have to mooch off upperclassmen, begging them for rides every time I needed to go food shopping. What I did not realize when I paid $145 for my orange parking permit, though, was how much of a pain parking on campus is. My sophomore year, I was one of the lucky ones who got to live in a suite in New Res, and I was excited to have my parking spot right outside my room. That was before I was informed that the parking lot beside New Res is only for law students. This is my first bone to pick with Roger Williams University parking. Why can’t law students and New Res residents park in the same lot? I live in New Res again this year and every time I come back from driving somewhere, I pass the

Repeal of ‘DADT’ rights a shameful wrong ALEXANDRA ARTIANO | Opinions Editor

An example of the food waste awareness signs that hang in the Upper Commons.

WTF OF THE WEEK Food Goes Wasted I would be cheating the system if I took out an entire second meal for myself, but a cup of Cheerios? Really? Students walk out with cups of ice cream and a sample of the dessert everyday, so why can’t students choose the healthier option and

eating dinner that night and the untouched Cheerios were Last Sunday, I was running thrown out and added to the late for a meeting so I went to waste produced by Roger Wilthe Upper Commons to grab liams University. a quick dinner. The dinner on The food-waste awarethe weekends is never up to ness campaign has definitely par with the weekday meals, impacted RWU students, but so I quickly ran to obviously this comfill up a cup with mons worker wasn’t Untouched Cheerios were thrown out cereal so I could eat too affected by the some Cheerios on and added to the waste produced by shocking facts posted the run. As I was on the walls of her Roger Williams University. filling up my coffee workplace all week. cup with a small Although the “no amount of cereal, I was stopped have cereal as a snack? taking food out of the comby a cranky commons worker Ironically, she was standmons policy” exists, throwwho told me she had to confis- ing under one of the signs ing out those Cheerios left a cate the cereal that I was ‘steal- posted in the commons about student hungry, increased the ing.’ She explained that she the amount of waste produced RWU food waste and that cup was going to take away my cup by Americans each day. So, of Cheerios was still gone, not of cereal because that’s their even though I pay over $6,000 eaten, but thrown out. policy. I understand the policy a year to eat the Cheerios in to an extent and I acknowledge the commons, I went without OLIVIA LYONS | Asst. Features Editor

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“Parking is awful, there is always no where to park and so many restrictions when looking for a spot,” she said. Ben Wyskeil said he considers not having a car on campus because it is such a hassle. “Parking is a pain. It’s more work than it’s worth,” he said. After talking with several students who have to deal with the stress of parking on campus, I realized that I am not alone when I am annoyed with the way that parking on campus is handled. Many people have been late to class or appointments because they are stuck driving up and down the aisles of J Lot in search of a parking spot only to discover that they have to park on the roof because the garage is so full. If we were allowed to park wherever we wanted Public Safety could worry less about writing up tickets and sticking them under our windshield wipers, and they could worry more about the students’ safety. That is their job, right?

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When I read that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, which required gay soldiers to hide their sexual orientation, was repealed I definitely felt pride in our country. When it was first brought to my attention that this law existed, I had felt embarrassment that our country still had such aversion to difference. How can we have states that legally allow gay citizens to become mar-

NYTimes.com online states that the reason for this is that they are“drawn by a life they miss or stable pay and benefits they could not find in civilian life.” The fact that there are soldiers that actually miss serving our country even though they had to hide their true identity seems unreal to me. That is a level of commitment and bravery that I cannot personally understand. If I were in their position I probably would have changed my citizenship.

I think it effects everyone whether indirectly or directly. ried, but we still do not allow soldiers serving our country to be open about their sexuality. If someone is devoting their life to serving our country I do not care what sexual orientation they have and neither should our government. So when I heard that finally after all this time this law has been repealed I found a new respect for the United States as a country. Maybe we aren’t all talk; maybe we are really working towards a better future. What I find most surprising is that there are former soldiers that were discharged for being gay that now want to re-enlist.

I’ve found on campus that there are some people that do not feel affected by this change in our country; they feel that it does not change their lives in any way. I think it effects everyone whether indirectly or directly, if you at some point in your life have a child or family member or friend that has a different sexual orientation than the ‘norm’ then you would understand how wrong it is that they do not have the same opportunity as you. I think the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is another step towards making our country more open to difference.

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