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Rees Hall Fire Coverage
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Fire In The Hall Rees One Fire Displaces Students alarms blaring an alert. Many rolled out of bed wishing many evil deeds upon whatever drunk person had pulled the alarm and wandered outside to find that indeed, Rees Hall was burning. First noticed by Lexi Stern of 746 South Main St, the Art and Architecture House, and called in by Dane Miller, the RA for that house, the fire in the corner room spread to the tree outside and the room above it as the residents of JPR shivered in the parking lot. According to Residential Education, the Workers clean the smoke-blackened hallway of fire was caused by an unattended candle in Rees 1 the day after the fire. Hopefully, Rees 1 Room 160, and quickly will be liveable in several weeks. spread to the William Smith student’s blankets and bedAlly Gualtieri ding. Thankfully, no one was hurt, Layout Editor and the residents of Potter and Jackt 3:19 am in the morning of son were allowed back into their Wednesday, October 10 th, rooms at 5:30 am. At 7:00 am, the resiRees Hall residents were dents of Rees 2 and 3 were allowed awoken by the sound of the fire fifteen minutes in the building to photo by Ally Gualtieri
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gather whatever belongings they needed for the day, but Rees 1 residents were not as lucky. Since the smoke and water damage to Rees 1 was extensive, residents weren’t allowed to clean out their rooms until 7:30 that night. Residents were informed at the floor meeting held on October 11th that crews were working around the clock to replace mattresses, furniture, electrical systems, ceiling tiles, carpeting, and furniture; they were also informed that it would be 2-3 weeks until they could move back into their rooms. In the meantime, those students were relocated to open doubles on campus, men in Miniquad and women on the Hill and JPR. The Deans and Res Ed worked quickly to ensure the comfort of those displaced. All those housed in Rees Hall were allotted $75 credit at T&C Laundromat for laundry and dry cleaning, and were offered the option of having the cleaning company take care of all soft items for them. Additionally, Rees 1 students were allowed $50 credit at K-Mart, as well as having the school pay for them to repurchase textbooks at the CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
Administration Investigates Fire Policy Dina Paulson News Contributor
ollowing the disastrous fire in Rees One on October 10, 2001, a directed and intense response has involved the combined efforts of the Residential Education staff, Safety and Security, and Building and Grounds. To look preliminarily at where HWS stands in terms of fire safety, the 2001-2002 Handbook of Commu-
nity Standards clearly states its terms, “The use of open-flame devices or other burning materials, such as candles and incense, and the melting of wax to fabricate candles, is prohibited.” The Handbook continues, designating rules for emergency usage of fire extinguishers/fire safety devices and detailing procedures of fire drills and doors. The handbook further notes the use of cooking appliances is, “strictly prohibit[ed]” in student rooms, cau-
tion is given for electrical outlet usage, the prohibition of fireworks and lofts is stated, and specifics for tapestries and wall hangings are given. According to the Handbook, “As students decorate their rooms, it is vital that they keep fire safety in mind…wall hangings must not cover more than 30 percent of the wall or ceiling space in a room…wall hangings [should] not cover lights, smoke CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
President’s Forum to Kick Off Dina Paulson News Contributor
s the 2001-2002 HWS year moves into its second month, The President’s Forum Series resurfaces for another very exciting year. First to visit HWS this year is Frank Sesno, newly retired CNN Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief. From 1996 until recently, Sesno managed editorial, budget, contractual, and technical elements within CNN’s biggest department. Sesno was responsible for over three hundred employees, the hiring of senior editorial and on-air personnel, as well as a budget in excess of thirty million dollars. A speaker, discussion leader, reporter and analyst, Sesno always stood at the forefront of major global issues. Previously, Sesno existed as CoAnchor of Newsday and Executive Editor of CNN Washington. He was host to Late Edition with Frank Sesno, in which “political, civic and business” leaders were interviewed, a n d discussions r e volved around issues such as higher education, housing, and Alan Keyes, former U.S. interna- presidential candidate, t i o n a l will be a President’s Forum terror Speaker this fall.
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Get the word outâ€Ś Source: 2000 Spring survey of a representative cross-section of HWS students with 327 respondents.
Most HWS students (87%) do not drink and drive.
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ism. He served as Anchor to The World Today and International Hour, and acted as White House Correspondent during the Reagan and Bush administrations from 19841991. Previously, he worked in the radio field acting as Correspondent to Associated Press Radio Network from 1978-1984,and News Director to WCFR Radio from 1977-1978. A Middlebury and Monterrey Institute of International Studies Alum, Sesno has made numerous college appearances, and received two Emmy Awards in 1996 and 1993. Sesno was respectively awarded for coverage of the 1996 Olympic Park Bombing and for the 1993 coverage of Midwest flooding. Sesno appears at HWS on Monday, October 29, 7:30 PM in theGeneva Room. Our second President Forum Speaker of the year, Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, serves as Chair of the Amnesty International Leadership Council and has been active in human rights since 1981. Sparked by outrage on US Emigration System corruption against El Salvadorian refuges, Cuomo has since led over forty human rights delegations in more than thirty countries. Daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, a “non profit organization… address[ing] problems of social injustice in the spirit of her late father.” Of the three programs Cuomo oversees, she founded the RFK Center for Human Rights herself, in 1988. The organization was constructed to ensure protection of individual rights under the U.N Declaration of Human Rights. The Center urges Congress and government to “highlight human rights in foreign p o l i c y, ” and publicly diss e n t s against “torture, disappearances, and repression of free speech.” Having appeared on
numerous television programs, published writings in nationally renowned journals, and serving on several boards including Lawyers Committee for Human Rights and the Bloody Sunday Trust, Cuomo has become an icon for human rights advocacy and equality. Cuomo arrives at HWS on Monday, November 26, 7:30 PM in Geneva Room. The last President Forum Speaker is perhaps the most impressive of all, Ex Presidential Candidate ’96 and ‘00 Alan Keyes. Receiving both his B.A. and Ph.D. in Government Affairs from Harvard University, Keyes’s impressive political background began early on. Besides campaigning for presidency, Keyes served as Republican Nominee for U.S. Senator (MD) in 1988 and 1992. From 1985 –1988, Keyes acted as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, and previously, from 1983-1985, existed as U.S. Ambassador to United Nations Economic and Social Council. From 1978 through 1983, Keyes worked within the US State Department. Descending chronologically from 1983, Keyes was part of the Policy Planning Staff, the Desk Office of Zimbabwe, served as Consular Officer of Bombay, India, and as Foreign Service Officer. A successful columnist of World Net Daily, as well as “Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host” of The Alan Keyes Show: America’s Wake-Up Call, Keyes’s opinions are publicized, widely acclaimed and respected nationwide. Keyes exists as President of Citizens Against Government Waste (19891992) as well as Chairman to Black American’s Political Action Committee (1988 – present). The writer of books such as Masters of the Dream: The Strength and Betrayal of Black America (1955), Keyes serves as a major political spokesperson and activist in America. K e y e s speaks Thursday, November 29, at 7:30PM in Albright Auditorium.
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school store. However, students were informed that in order to replace personal items such as electronic equipment (computers, stereos, PDAs, etc.), their homeowners or renters insurance agents must be contacted, as only losses due to “gross negligence” are covered under the Colleges’ insurance policy. Until students can replace items necessary for academic life, such as computers, the lab in Gulick Hall will remain open 24 hours a day, according to Brian Young of DOIT. DOIT is also providing a cleaning/data extraction service for all those whose computers were damaged in the fire, and will provide assessments to insurance companies as well. Student reactions were varied, but at the hall meeting for Rees 2 & 3 on October 10th, and at the parent meet-
ing on October 14th, many expressed reservations about the safety of the building. One frequent comment was that the alarms weren’t loud enough; many students slept through the alarm and were woken up by phone calls or by their roommates or neighbors. Paul Bringewatt, of Buildings and Grounds, responded that while the alarm levels were measured at 105 decibels in the halls, in the rooms the levels ranged from 70-74 decibels. Also mentioned was the lack of adequate lighting in the halls; many felt that lighting along the floors would have been helpful, as well as if all the fluorescent lights in the hallways had working light bulbs. Students mentioned several that had been out all year. On the whole, however, students appeared relatively unscathed. Two students were sent to Geneva General Hospital, one for second-degree burns and the other for smoke
inhalation, but many were glad to be unhurt and left with only a lingering smoke smell to the hallways. As Anna Lotze, a Rees 1 (and now Rees 3) resident, put it,“I don’t blame [the owner of the candle]. She’s been through a lot, and she’s very traumatized. I plan to move back, but I’m not sure everyone will. It’ll be kind of weird. Everyone’s [Res Ed, Security, the Deans,] been really great, really supportive.” Rees 160, the room where the blaze started, was totally gutted by the fire. photo by Ally Gualtieri
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rector of Residential Education, commented, “Administratively, this sort of situation gives you the opportunity to refocus your current procedure…opportunity to make a difference with that procedure.” Firstly, fliers were distributed to all dormitories earlier this week exhibiting a warning to students; “The Department of Residential Education and the Department of Safety and Security will be conducting safety inspections of all student rooms in the near future.” The sheet lists items (found in the Handbook), which are prohibited in residence rooms, and asks that students “please put them away and make necessary arrangements to take the items home.” Jakubowski also reported that, “we are reevaluating our current fire system,” where talk of installing sprinkler systems in rooms rose as a salient issue. Further a program directed towards, “heightened awareness for RA’s,” would be launched, involving fortified procedures and instruction for resident advisors. Mandatory hall meetings to focus on how to combat a fire situation will create “personalized evacuation plan[s],” to be published for all students. These hall meetings will
detectors heads, windows, bunks, or electrical outlets…tapestries may not cover entranceways or lofts which obstruct the view into the room.” The last section covering fire safety is most dense, outlawing certain kinds of lighting fixtures (halogen, touchier lamps), giving specific instructions on outlet usage (“the use of multiple extension cords…is prohibited”) and directions for safely maintaining lights in your room. Procedures for fire alarms are discussed in the 2001-2001 GUIDE to Student Life, and are explained for students. All fire alarms are to be taken “seriously” and a fine of $50 will be given to anyone who fails to exit the building during one such alarm. A computer-based central fire system, located in the Office of Campus Security, is automatically signaled if there is fire danger in any of the major buildings on campus. Localized alarm sounds will subsequently respond in all buildings, and response from campus security, Geneva Fire Department and Geneva Police is immediate. Immediate campus response to the event spurned intensified discussion and planning for future change. As Jason Jakubowski, Di-
begin focusing on fire safety, and progress during the year to encompass all safety issues. Jakubowski hopes these brochures will create a better understanding and “increased awareness” of procedure. Lastly, the issue of installing fire “alarms” in all residence rooms arose, as fire “sensors” currently exist. Medbury is the only campus residence that has both fire alarms and fire sensors in their rooms (being the most recently renovated dorm) but Jakubowski hopes to do the same for the “rest of campus.” Jakubowski pointed out that, “Our system functioned properly” when faced with the fire, but asks, “How can we make it better, how can we make our environment safer?” He believes an increase in education and awareness concerning fire safety is eminent, and comments, “Safety is one of those things you can’t do enough of; you can always keep doing more.” He states all rules put forth in the Handbook serve as “your [the student] contract with the colleges,” and terms are clearly “spelled out.” Student compliance with the colleges and its regulations will play a significant role as this issue progresses. Jakubowski concludes, “We’ve been working very hard and we are very concerned for our community; we need continuity.”
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Caribbean Week Traditional Dinner Saturday, 6-8 p.m., Comstock
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9/11/01 Relief Coin Drive CLASS OF 2003: $34.95 CLASS OF 2005: $36.03 CLASS OF 2002: $37.70 FACULTY/STAFF: $47.45 + CLASS OF 2004: $85.63 TOTAL + HSA/WSC Match
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Make-A-Wish Dunk Tank Reaps Benefits Caroline Miller Ian Schlanger News Contributor & Editor
hursday October 11 – The Make A Wish foundation once again offered students an opportunity to vent their frustrations while helping those less fortunate then themselves in their annual Dunk Tank event. In what is quickly becoming a campus tradition faculty and staff alike, “took the plunge,” for charity as students donated money for a shot at their professor, coach, or favorite staff member. Those who were willing to take the plunge were: Prof. Ronald Gerrard (psychology), Rachael Lee (Student Life and Leadership), Prof. Michael Tinkler (art), Prof. Jack Harris (sociology), Prof.
Christine de Denus (chemistry), Mike Hanna (Hobart Athletic director), Mark Taylor (Hockey coach), and Kevin Dewall ’00 (football coach). By the end of the day Make A Wish made $263 from the dunk tank plus donations. The biggest profits came from the sports staff, which found themselves on the hot seat during the heavy traffic time of lunch. Student Life and Leadership helped out a great deal, even donating a big rubber ball to try to get more people to take a shot. Members of Make A Wish would like to thank all those involved in the event, and thank them for making this a successful and worthwhile event.
Handbook on Community Standards Adds Ommision “An omission was made in the current Handbook on Community Standards 2001-2002 regarding party permits. According to College’s policy, still in effect, it is necessary to file with the Office of Student Life and Leadership a request for any party permit 15 working days prior to the event, if alcohol is to be served. The Colleges will expect all student organizations to observe this rule which will be enforced beginning with events scheduled after October 26.”
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Opinion/Editorial America The Hunted Air Strikes America The Hunter Threaten The Federal Bureau of Investigation could not have predicted the largest terrorist attack in the history of the world had it been blessed with Cassandra’s prophecy. Moreover, the punctual Central Intelligence Agency needed only thirteen years to excel the crippling Aldrich Ames failure of 1988. As for the National Security Council, well, the fact that the agency was literally bombarded by an airliner evinces the council’s deadly ignorance. Thus, America’s prestigious intelligence community, to which Americans devote about thirty billion dollars each year, was proven to be as accurate as the cheapest city street fortuneteller in predicting the terrorist attacks. After discerning this perilous intelligence failure, one of the first queries that may flit across one’s mind is whether these agencies should have been able to predict the attacks. In order to acquire a truthful response to this query one need not scrutinize the intelligence agencies. Rather one must decide whether insensitive men reduced to the nature of beasts, or men empowered with a compelling motive committed these inhuman acts. If one believes the truth to be the former, one must acknowledge the difficulty of anticipating the senseless objectives of beasts. However, if one believes in the truth of the latter, one must conceive of the motive for the recent terrorist attacks. What would impel someone to fly an airliner into the World Trade Center or the Pentagon? In this particular case, the terrorists were presumably Muslim and are believed to have been cooperating with the infamous Asama bin Laden and possibly Middle Eastern intelligence organizations. So what would impel a Muslim to hijack an American airliner and crash it into the World Trade Center, a symbol of flourishing capitalism, or the Pentagon, a symbol of military competence? What would cause anyone to desire to ruthlessly murder thousands of people in a frightening blaze of incomprehensible death? In order to satisfactorily answer these abhorrent, yet provocative questions, one must revert to the complex and controversial history of America’s presence in the Middle East. Since 1904 when a mass
of oppressed Jewish immigrants settled among the outnumbered and resistant Arabs in the Turkish province of Palestine, the United States has been directly involved in the historical conflict between Muslim and Jewish communities. In 1948 the Jewish settlers’ demand for a Jewish state in Palestine was granted by the United Nations, of which the United States was a member and supporter of the measure. The United Nations chose to ignore the fact that the Muslims, who for generations had lived on the land, formally rejected this plan and commenced a series of violent riots throughout Palestine. Following Israel’s controversial and vigorously protested birth as a Jewish state, France, Great Britain, and the United States each agreed to defend the nation against Arab hostility and to monitor Israeli peace agreements. Over the past fifty years since this agreement, the United States has steadily increased its foreign aid, military arms sales, and foreign trade with Israel. This friendly and charitable treatment, which is exclusively bestowed to Israel, has been a determining factor not only for the affluent nation’s prosperity, but more importantly for its survival as a Jewish state surrounded by countries with Islamic majorities. While Israel forged influential relationships with the United States and powerful European nations, its neighboring enemies, needing equally potent military and diplomatic support, received their cooperation from America’s nemesis, Russia. Of course, during McCarthy’s Red Scare of the 1950’s, the United States held in contempt any organizations collaborating with communist regimes. Thus, America’s relationship with the majority of Middle Eastern nations deteriorated into mutual hatred and hostility. From the Muslim perspective, the United States was broadening its political influence in the Middle East through the controversial state of Israel at the expense of Muslim lives, prosperity, and jurisdiction of sacred religious sites. During major conflicts between the allied Islamic nations and Israel, such as the Six Day War of 1969, the military equipment with which the United States supCONTINUED ON PG. 6
If the air strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan do not stop, I fear that there may be such immense protests, within the Arab/Muslim world, that its leaders may not be able to control them. But it is Pakistan in particular that concerns me. President Pervez Musharraf has fired his head of Intelligence along with two of his Generals for harboring pro-Taliban sentiments. Musharraf is himself a dictator who overthrew the previously elected regime in 1998 in a bloodless coup. With more and more anti-American protests going on daily in Pakistan, Musharraf has a ticking time bomb on his hands. The police are repressing each protest/riot with live rounds, teargas, and cudgels, I fear, it is only a matter of time before events spin out of control. Already pro-Taliban fundamentalist groups have exchanged gunfire with police outside airports being used by the U.S. to fly air strikes. With the tragic bombing of a civilian village by a navy jet, that resulted in four confirmed deaths amongst numerous injured and maimed, it seems as though things may go downhill. Arab leaders are walking a very thin line by allying themselves with the United States; they risk being seen as pro-western by their people, whom they are trying to convince that this is not a fight between Islam and the West, but rather a fight against terrorism. It does not help that George Bush Jr. called the air strikes part of a crusade against terrorism. This has been interpreted by Islamic Fundamentalists as a revival of the expeditions by Christians (i.e.-Western powers) in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries in order to win the Holy Land from the Muslims. What all this means is that, with growing pressure against Musharraf Pakistan may be destroyed. Those Generals and the Head of Intelligence could create a coup with support from the fundamentalists? If Pakistan, the only Muslim nation with nuclear arms, were to fall into the hands of those who sympathize with Osama bin Laden, the consequences are scary. Does this mean that if such a coup did happen would Pakistan’s new rulers launch nukes at us? No. Even if a coup were to happen, Pakistan would not be able to hit the US with nuclear missiles. CONTINUED ON PG.7
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-plied the Israelis overwhelmed the Muslims striving to repossess Palestine. Quite obviously, this partial involvement in the Middle East inflamed the vast majority of Arabs with hatred and distrust for America, as annihilating life naturally creates mutual hatred and skepticism. However, this communal hatred was certainly not reason alone for the recent terrorist attacks. Had the coordinated attacks been a public act of revenge for America’s involvement in Israel, Palestine’s political cause surely would have been harmed, as Yasser Arafat’s ostentatious offering of condolences and blood for the victims indicated. Since the majority of Arabs despise the United States with fair reason, bin Laden often uses this popular opinion to gain support for terrorist attacks motivated by personal feelings of humiliation related to the United States. The most recent and disturbing terrorist attacks are a fine example of how bin Laden utilizes the plight of the Palestinians and Muslim community to generate broad support for venting his personal hatred against America. Yet, one might inquire, if bin Laden is only using the plight of the Palestinians, what is the main source of his hatred for America? If one desires to reveal possible reasons for bin Laden’s intense hatred, then one must revert to America’s involvement in the Persian Gulf War. A summary of America’s “heroic” rescue mission in the Gulf War would lead one to conclude that the majority of Arabs probably supported America’s routing of the Iraqis. However, if one researched the role that Asama bin Laden played in the Persian Gulf War, one would reach an entirely different conclusion than what the summary implies. As Saddam Hussein ordered his troops to occupy Kuwait, tensions rose in bordering Saudi Arabia because the Saudis correctly believed that Hussein desired to seize Saudi land in addition to Kuwait. Of
course, the Saudis knew that they did not have the military strength to defend themselves from the Iraqis, who had developed a relatively large and powerful army. Thus, the Saudi leaders quickly decided to plead for military aid from nations capable of thwarting the advancing Iraqis. However, before the Saudi government welcomed the support of NATO, Asama bin Laden, who was a Saudi Arabian citizen and one of the wealthiest men in the Middle East, offered to assemble a military force and to defend his nation. Quite obviously, the Saudi Arabian government rejected his request because they knew that bin Laden’s rather absurd proposal would not effectively halt the Iraqis. Instead of accepting bin Laden’s offer, the Saudi Arabian government welcomed the aid of the United States, Great Britain, and other European nations. Of course, this was humiliating to bin Laden. His nation’s military weakness required America, the very same nation that had helped suppress his fellow Muslims in Palestine, to repress the oncoming Iraqis. Thus, bin Laden certainly did not share with the Kuwaitis the vision of America as the liberator. He believed that America was solely concerned with the economic and political advantages of a second Middle Eastern ally, and not in saving his country from an oncoming dictator. Being a conspicuously expressive individual, bin Laden began admonishing his fellow countrymen that the proximity of America’s military bases in Saudi Arabia was now contaminating the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. He protested the Saudi Arabian government for permitting American bases to exist near the holy land and suggested using violence as a means of ridding the American presence in the Middle East. Upon hearing bin Laden’s message, the American government urged the Saudi Arabian leaders, who feared for their own safety, to exile bin Laden because he threatened the security of the nation and region. The fact that the Saudi CONTINUED ON PG. 7
Recently, NBC devoted an entire hour to issues involving the youth of America, on somewhat sensationalistic topics ranging from coed sleepovers to drug use. A departure from the ususal postColumbine youth coverage involving violence, hindsight-driven psychoanalysis, and yellow journalism, the program was largely insightful, and, in a few rare instances, actually positive. Positive coverage of our generation is rare, so this effort by NBC to explore the complex and changing relationships of our generation with the world around us was laudatory. Or was it? In one segment, for example, the issue of female body image was addressed in a roundabout way through a discussion of the rise in plastic surgery on those under 21. NBC cameras followed two girls through their (brief) counseling sessions and surgery (one had a tummy tuck and the other had breast augmentation, a.k.a. implants). Neither girl was a perfect physical specimen, but who among us is? Their testimonials and the requisite before-and-after shots were followed by statements from a plastic surgeon advocating surgery, and one that did not. A fair and balanced approach to the issue by a respected organization, wouldn¹t you say? Then, of course, there comes the commercials. Amid the moderately annoying barrage of flashing light
and catchy jingles, NBC chose to promote one of its new TNBC (Saturday morning Saved-By-the-Bellesque programming) called All About Us. Apparently NBC thought
outlet, after pouring resources into a quality program that sheds light on real issues without placing blame, a rarity in television programming, can be so blind to the needs/wants/ desires of the subjects and issues in that program as to not only design a onedimensional program featuring shallow characters with atypical body types, but advertise such right after segments showing the social and psychological results of lifetime exposure to such demeaning images. The only greater sin would be to subsequently show ads for Dexatrim and Diet Coke. Would a show about alcoholism be interrupted with beer and wine ads? Same principle. It¹s sad that women of our generation are so insecure with their minds and bodies that they are willing to go under the knife, endangering their health and well-being, to attain a phantom and likely unfulfilling phantom. I¹m sure we all know a few. It¹s good that NBC aired a balanced piece on the subject. Too balanced, perhaps, since the reasons these two girls had such issues with their bodies went unexplored. But I guess the commercial break was explanation enough. Kudos, NBC. Work that sensitivity angle.
NBC, while presenting a (fairly) balanced and erudite look at youth issues, seeks to appeal to same demographic with shallow programming so vacuous it makes Temptation Island look intellectual by comparison? that the under 21-demographic would be avidly watching their special or simply killing time until Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and sought to make them aware of this tasty Saturday treat. The girls featured in the ad looked to be 16-yearold size twos, shrieking “Oh my God!” and happily giggling in the cafeteria or at the mall. Now, let’s stop for a moment and doublecheck: NBC, while presenting a (fairly) balanced and erudite look at youth issues, seeks to appeal to same demographic with shallow programming so vacuous it makes Temptation Island look intellectual by comparison? Right. Now, this special edition NEWS programming discusses the scary lengths to which girls will go to attain an ‘ideal image,’ although without analyzing where this ideal image stems from. In light of vapid commercial/show, I offer this suggestion: thin air? It’s shocking that a major media
Art and Architecture Says Thanks Dear HWS Community, On behalf of the Art and Architecture house, we would like to thank you all. Over the past two weeks or so we have received several cards, calls, visits, and flowers from those of you who live in JPR, Residential Education staff members, and individual RAs. We sincerely appreci-
ate the efforts that you all have made to thank us. It has come to our attention that during the floor and/or individual meetings that you have had with various administrative departments many of you have suggested that this school owes us a debt of gratitude for our involvement in the Rees fire. While we are deeply moved by
these gestures, in the end we are really glad that no one was seriously injured.
Art and Architecture House 2001-2002
October 19, 2001
WS Senior Trustee Students Are Not Explains Reasons For The Only Lazy Hidden Mending Letter to the Editor— I would like to respond to an editorial entitled, “Hidden Mending” that appeared in the October 5th issue of The Herald. As a Student Trustee and co-sponsor of the Mending Wall (with William Smith Congress and Hobart Student Association), I would like to answer your concerns about the location of the Mending Wall. First, thank you for contributing to the Mending Wall. As you mentioned in your editorial, it was intended to create a “physical manifestation” of the “sorrow and support” of the HWS community. When the Student Trustees and the executive boards of HSA and WSC sat down to discuss an appropriate student response to the tragedies, we all felt an immense need to “do something.” The Mending Wall and the concurrent Coin Drive that was held
in Scandling Center were the results of our conversation. Our original plan was to place the Mending Wall on the first floor of Scandling, near the entrance to Saga. After some discussion with William Smith Dean Debra DeMeis, we decided that this might not be the best spot for something that would surely invoke strong emotions—both positive and negative—from everyone that passed by the wall. Dean DeMeis (in consultation with several of her colleagues) spoke to Jeff Dulko, a counselor at Hubbs. Dulko expressed concern that the wall might create an adverse reaction to those who were deeply affected by the tragedy, thus forcing them back into a state of shock or grief. Placing the wall next to Saga—an extremely high area of student traffic— may have upset as many students as it would have helped. The last thing that we wanted to do was to hurt some students while simply trying to do something to help. Therefore, in consultation with the other Student Trustees and Amy Dundas, the Vice-
President of WSC, we decided to place the Mending Wall on the second floor of Scandling. As you noted, “who goes to the second floor of Scandling?” Unfortunately, not as many students as we would have liked. But, signs were placed on the first floor that directed students upstairs if they wished to contribute to the Mending Wall. It was important that students were given the option to see the wall. Hopefully, I have answered your question, “Why keep this hidden on Scandling’s second floor?” We certainly weren’t trying to hide anything. We just wanted to insure that students weren’t forced to re-experience any pain or sorrow when the real intent was to foster healing. Although the Mending Wall has been taken down, the comments that students contributed have been placed on the threaded discussion board that can be found on the Daily Update. I encourage all students to browse this page and add their own comments.
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Arabian government acted on America’s suggestion simply disgusted bin Laden, who promptly fled to Afghanistan and involved himself in the Taliban’s efforts to establish a ruling regime in the warring region. There exists another ambiguous concept requiring clarity. From the evidence presented thus far, one could rightfully question why a Saudi Arabian citizen would be so upset with the plight of the Palestinians. After all, one could relate, a Catholic American would definitely not be so upset if the Mexicans were suppressed for fifty years as the Palestinians have been. There is a perfectly reasonable response to this common inquiry. Since the Islamic expansion across the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Western Asia in the eleventh century, the Muslim community has remained united de-
spite copious political divisions. When interacting with each other, Muslims respect their common spiritual beliefs and not the political differences to which Americans often adhere. Also, the Koran states that Allah views each Muslim, regardless of monetary wealth, nationality or ethnicity, as equal to another. Thus there are no superior social castes in Muslim nations, which often cooperate in order to defeat an enemy of the “Nation of Islam.” After delving into logical motives that would incite a human being to commit an inhuman act, one realizes that America’s partial presence in the Middle East has provided fuel for the Muslim terrorist campaign. Asama bin Laden has been able to use the Palestinian cause to compel his followers to commit inhuman acts that express his intense hatred for the United States. Since the fuel for this widespread terror can be traced to
the history of America’s involvement in the Middle East, one would expect that American intelligence agencies would be able to secure the nation from the wrath of its own influence. One would expect that Americans would know of their influence in the Middle East and anticipate the overflow of the terror that their government has stirred for so long. One would expect that human beings, the only rational creatures known to exist, would realize that political power and economic advantages are completely meaningless when compared with the value of a single life. For what do money and power mean to Americans when war has raped us of our security, seized our happiness, and left us with bottled hatred that screams to spin us on this sick carousel of death once again?
It has certainly been an interesting weekend, attending to everyone’s parents being here on campus! Saga had good food and the bookstore was open extra hours. In chatting with several parental groups, one thing I’ve noticed is that students were NOT the laziest people on campus this weekend. Sure, we might procrastinate, partake is semiillegal activities, and sleep our weekends away, but we’re not lazy! On more than one occasion, I was stopped by a parent who asked me directions to here or there. After telling the parental units how to get where they wanted to be, the next question was always “is there a parking lot over there?” For example, I was walking out of the library on Saturday morning and a parent stopped me to ask where Albright was. I pointed to the building and the parent asked me if there was parking lot over there! I understand the need for accessibility with handicapped persons and the like; but, in my opinion, if you are a healthy able-bodied person, standing next to Coxe Hall headed towards Albright, you can walk. There shouldn’t even be a question about parking lots. As a student here, I’ve found the battle of the Freshman-fifteen was
solved by the sheer fact that I had to walk everywhere! Now that I live in Odell’s and have restricted parking, I’ve been re-discovering this. I’ve heard many parents, including my own, claim that their student is lazy because they never leave their rooms. Well, my parents came up one weekend that was not a designated ‘Parent’s Weekend’ and found out why! I was swamped with homework! I sit in my room and do work! While I’m on the topic of parents, let’s talk about the scheduling of Parents’ Weekend. Whose wise idea was it to plan Fall Break, Parents’ Weekend, and midterms all within a ten-day period?! Oh hey, let’s make it more interesting: we can move Folk Fest! Don’t get me wrong, none of these activities should be eliminated from the schedule, but maybe they would work better if stretched out over a longer period of time. It might be nice to change the schedule to not include the swarms of rabid ladybugs that seem to have infested the campus in this past week. I don’t know if anyone else has had a similar experience, but this morning I was picked up and carried back in by the ladybugs! I haven’t been able to break out yet. Maybe all the maleladybugs are retaliating against their feminine association.
Air Strikes Threaten CONTINUED FROM PG. 5
The majority of their missiles (30) have a max range of 350 kilometers and the other eight missiles, with longer ranges, can only travel 1,500 kilometers. I If Musharraf were to be overthrown and pro-Taliban elements did seize power, the thought of Osama bin Laden having access to nuclear weapons scares me more than any
chemical or biological threat. Who is to say that he couldn’t find a way for a warhead to be smuggled into the country? So we better hope that the air strikes don’t go on too much longer, as with each bomb dropped Osama gains more support. This is on top of the millions that already view him, as a hero for causing such immense pain and suffering to the world’s only remaining superpower.
Kiss of the Dragon Friday Flix, 10 pm, Geneva Room
Arts & Entertainment
Paul Taylor Dancers Mixture of Emotions Maureen McCollum Christina Taranto A&E Contributor and Editor
n October 13th, Paul Taylor Dance Company, known as America’s premier modern dance group, danced in front of what felt like all of Geneva at the Smith Opera House. The program was split into three pieces, each with their own personality. This allowed the entire audience to enjoy the performance. Oh, You Kid was their first piece. I laughed, I cried, I was horrified and I left feeling satisfied. It was like having sex. The laughing was due to the fabulous performance in the sixth part. This part consisted of a baby smoking a cigar, a bad guy dragging the damsel in distress to the railroad tracks, a pretentious man who seemed to be a Dudley Do-Right imposter, and a drunken man wobbling around the stage. This entire section was a wonderful tribute to every silent movie ever made. It was set to An Operatic Nightmare- how ironic. My crying was caused by the romance in the second part. The title Meet Me in Dreamland I believe says it all. It was very sentimental. I was very surprised to see what was taking place in the fifth part. It was set to Drumology, whatever that means. The dancers came out wearing white hoods. My only hope is that it was a mockery of the Ku Klux Klan, for the way that they were dancing it was rather buffoonish. Counterswarm was the second piece. I saw a lot of the Martha Gra-
ham, or Robin Williams impersonating Martha Graham, (for those of you have seen “The Birdcage” that was for you). There were two sets of dancers, the purple and the reds. The purples were the less aggressive of the two groups, and the reds were extremely aggressive. I was given a definite impression of what the dance was about ten seconds in to the movement between the title and the music. There was a sort “buggy” feeling to it. In the beginning, I got the impression that I was seeing a preying mantis and a Venus fly trap. Paul Taylor did a wonderful job creating this piece. The final most famous piece presented was Esplanade. Esplanade is basically everyday movement set to unusual rhythms. It is an unusual piece in general, for it is set to Bach. I noticed that there was one woman dressed as a man, and as I look back on the performance I still don’t understand the significance of it. The floppy movements of the dancers reminded me of the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz. Paul Taylor Dance Company did a wonderful job in this performance. It created many different reactions. I know one person who actually walked out after the first piece. The woman sitting next to me really enjoyed the performance, while the gentleman on my right actually fell asleep. One can only say, “Each to his own.” There are dance buffs, and dance idiots. Which are you?
I saw a lot of the Martha Graham, or Robin Williams impersonating Martha Graham, (for those of you have seen “The Birdcage” that was for you).
‘Bandits’ steal few scenes, forget rest Kori Rumore The Maneater (U. Missouri)
atch out! America’s sleepover bank robbers are on the loose in director Barry Levinson’s “Bandits.” Long-haired Joe Blake (Bruce Willis) is the brains of the operation, and neurotic Terry Lee Collins (Billy Bob Thornton) is his pathetic sidekick. The two bad guys break out of an Oregon state penitentiary in a great scene that pairs the men’s actions with the Led Zeppelin song “Gallow’s Pole.” They proceed to rob tiny banks by showing up at bank managers’ homes and spending the night before quietly escorting them to work and robbing their banks the next morning. This is how the duo earns the Sleepover Bandits nickname. They want to steal enough cash to move to Mexico and start a resort where they can wear tuxedos and serve cocktails to tourists. The movie’s best part is the costume design. Hiding out from the law can be difficult when you’re two escaped convicts, but Blake and Collins do it in style. In one scene, they raid a man’s closet and walk out dressed to a T in plaid sweater vests, pastel knickers and argyle socks. Collins loves to add wigs to his attire — he sports white and black ones with variations on sideburns and mustaches. After each bank robbery, the duo breaks apart for two weeks so each can get some down time. During one chance encounter, Collins is hit by lonely housewife Kate Wheeler’s (Cate Blanchett) Mercedes Benz. Wheeler is desperate to get away from her deadbeat husband and is looking to make some excitement of her own. Despite Collins’ objections, she becomes an accomplice to the robberies.
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HERALD FLICK OF THE WEEK
It seems as if each bandit inserts part of his real psyche into his role. In real life, Billy Bob Thornton has often talked about his paranoia. He is afraid of flying, crowds, antiques, clowns and mimes, among other neuroses. In turn, Collins also gripes about his fear of antique furniture. Bruce Willis is a suave ladies’ man who has more charm than brains. He even compliments a woman on her dress as he steals her car. Here’s where the plot takes a wrong turn. Blake falls for Wheeler just as Collins falls for her. Both men become more focused on their love lives rather than robbery strategies, and it’s about to get them caught by the authorities. Even as Wheeler’s husband goes
on television to plea for her safe return, she decides she’s enough woman to be with both Collins and Blake. This movie is fun to follow until all the relationship junk starts to take away from the robbery scenes. Willis and Thornton are believable bandits, but what bandit would really sacrifice money for love? Blanchett shines as a convincingly insane housewife, but her obnoxious antics in some scenes will make you wish someone would just slap her. “Bandits” premiered second in box office returns this week but is still worth catching in a matinee showing — especially if you think Willis is a hottie.
October 19, 2001
Ozzy Strikes Back Dave Gordon Photo Editor
he Ironman Antichrist is back after a six-year hiatus from writing and produc ing new music and he has evolved into something that is a little gentler. Gone are the days of biting the heads off small critters. I know that it is shocking to hear, but Ozzy Osbourne has produced a new album entitled Down to Earth. Now before all you Ozzy metal heads start throwing large breakable projectiles around your room in a mad rage, let me clarify this situation. By Ozzy’s own admission, “I’m not the kind of person you think I am…I’m not the Antichrist or the Ironman.” This, however, does not mean he has turned into a Backstreet Boy. With the exception of a few tracks, this album could not be confused for anything other than his classically hard rock or metal sound. Ozzy may be close to fifty but he can still frighten little kids with his disturbing lyrics and thumping guitar solos.
The once drunken animal abuser has cleaned up his act just a bit and it shows on this album. Aside from the lyrics, “but I still love the feeling I get from you [the fans]…I hope you never stop, because it gets me through,” this album is solid rock with a much cleaner sound. Ozzy has created a sound that is light years ahead of the previously dirty throb of vintage Sabbath. If you are a Sabbath fan this album is a must. While it is an interesting evolution in the life and sound of Ozzy, it is also a refreshing change from the over produced sludge that dominates Rolling Stone covers. The mainstream music media may ignore rock and roll but this album clearly shows that it is not dead. But then again, you probably shouldn’t listen to me. I’m just doing this for the free CD’s. compliments of Area Records. They always hook me up with great cutting edge music. Everyone should stop by and chat with them some time.
By Ozzy’s own admission, “I’m not the kind of person you think I am…I’m not the Antichrist or the Ironman.” This, however, does not mean he has turned into a Backstreet Boy.
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October 19, 2001
RA Selection 2002-2003 Applications will be made available on October 17. The applications are due by November 5.
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BASEBALL GODS WORK IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS Ben Kenna Brewer, Patriot
nbelievable. Kill me now. I can’t go on any longer. The show must go on, as we all know, all the way through October, and the game of baseball is now down to four teams. Four teams all striving for a World Series ring. And of course, much to my utter, total dismay; those guys from the Bronx are still around. Like a rash on my area, the New York Yankees irritate me. They hurt me. Every year they unleash unthinkable and excruciating pain on my poor soul. Those Bombers once again proved their October experience in making one of the most improbable comebacks in the history of baseball, doing something that no team has ever done. Down, out, old and looking very vulnerable, the Yanks took three in a row from a young Oakland A’s team after losing the first two games in vaunted Yankee Stadium. This is something that has never been done before in the history of baseball. Think about that, the HISTORY of baseball. When Ty Cobb was roaming the outfield it was never done. When Christy Matthewson was pitching shutout after shutout, it was never done. When guys like Williams, DiMaggio, Aaron, Mays, and Robinson were playing, it was never done. And now it has been done. A 2-0 lead in a best of 5 series is no longer safe, and we have the 2001 New York Yankees to thank. And believe me, I will not thank them. This series against Oakland could not have been going any better. Mark Mulder and Tim Hudson dominated the Spanks in the first two games, winning 5-3 and 2-0 respectively in the House that Ruth Built. Heading back to Oakland you couldn’t help but feel good. And then…..I really do not know where to begin. Words do not exist in the human vocabulary to express what happened in the next 3 games. Things in life aren’t supposed to happen they way they did, and baseball players do not make the plays that Derek Jeter made. GAME THREE: Two out for Oakland, Jeremy Giambi on first base. Terrance Long, the hottest hitter for Oakland, laces a shot down the first base line. Giambi, not known for his speed, is racing balls to the wall around the bases, as right fielder
Shane Spencer is chugging towards the ball. Spencer retrieves the ball, and uncorks a wild throw, overthrowing both cutoff men. Giambi rounds 3rd, and heads for home. If you blinked in the next 2 seconds, you missed, quite possibly, one of the greatest plays ever (based on scenario, score, and momentum shifting). Period. And I’m a Red Sox fan, saying that a Yankee is responsible for one of the greatest plays ever. THAT’S HOW GOOD IT WAS. Jeter, seeing that the ball is slowly rolling to home, recognizes that Giambi will score. Full speed, Jeter picks the ball up, flips it like a quarterback flips an option to Jorge Posada, who tags Giambi out a millisecond before he touches the plate. Inning over, rally thwarted, lead preserved. Pressure, poise, October experience. Yanks win an epic matchup 1-0. Shoot me. GAME FIVE: Once again, the A’s (after booting away this game with error after errof), are staging a comeback. And once again it’s Jeter to ruin everything. This time it’s Jeter making a play in foul territory. Ho hum, you say, it’s only a foul popup. Nope. Jeter sacrificing his body dove into the stands and lands hard on his back, risking injury to make the play. And of course he made it. Any other team, the wind would have drifted the ball 6 inches, and been caught by a fan. Any other team, a fan would have taken away the ball. Not the Yanks. Yanks win 5-3. Series over, hope Oakland enjoys their golf season. Now it’s up to the Seattle Mariners to dethrone the Yankees. The Mariners won 116 games in the regular season. They lead the league in every offensive, defensive, and pitching category. They have two MVP Candidates, and the runaway Rookie of the Year. They were taken to 5 by the Cleveland Indians, but scrapped two out two wins, and look prepared for their next obstacle. When they take the field against the Yanks, it’s a new series, and anything can happen. As is the case every October, anything always does.
Other Baseball News Hobart Club 1 Syracuse 21 Enough said...
October 19, 2001
Sports Schedule William Smith Field Hockey 10/19 vs. Vassar 4 PM 10/20 vs. Rensselar 2 PM
HWS Cross Country 10/20 Rensselaer Invitational TBA
Hobart Soccer 10/20 vs. Alfred 12 PM 10/24 @Hamilton 3 PM
HWS Sailing 10/20-21 ISCA Singlehanded Championships @Queens Hoyt Trophy @Brown Stu Nelson @USCGA King’s Point Fall Dinghy Regatta @KP
CONNORS CORNER Chris Connors Male Nurse
n perhaps the most bittersweet victory in the history of sports, Team Project received a “W” in the left hand column due to a forfeit this past Monday night. The Project were flat out bedazzled by the opposing team Kenny’s and were outscored 35-16. Notice I did not say “lost”, due to the game not registering because of forfeit. Nonetheless, everyone’s favorite intramural wunderkinds forged their way out to a 3-1 record, two of their three wins coming in the form of a forfeit. One more win and TeamProject may be smelling Super Bowl. However, late word out of training camp early Tuesday morning, shook the Intramural sports world and the Hobart and William Smith campusmore than a tomahawk missile rocks Kabul, Afghanistan. Team Project owner,offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, special teams coach, advanced scout, VP of player personnel and general manager, Chris Connors decided to make a
William Smith Soccer 10/20 vs. Cortland 2 PM 10/24 vs. Rochester 3:30 PM (last Regular Season games)
Hobart Football 10/20 @Alfred 1:30 PM WEOS
Project Win, Front Office Shakeups Follow change. Statesmen football standout Nate Milne was named head coach, much to the dismay of Connors, who held a bigger monopoly over the Project than Microsoft over middleclass Americans. But even ol’ man Connors knew it was time for a change. Rob Stewart in shock, threatened to quit the team, only to find out that if he indeed follow through with his plans, he might be missing some furniture in the days to come. Stewart had no comment. Mike Gerard, star receiver applauded the decision, fighting back against management. Gerard who has knowingly bickered with the front office all season long, due to a miserable contract discussion in the offseason, decided to vent his anger in the postgame. “If you think I’m not worth the extra $3 million per year than trade me.” Hey Mike, blame your agent, not management. But good game this past week and I loved the touchdown grab. Starting quarterback Ben
Weiss increased his touchdown total but not his fan support. Late in the game Weiss quarreled with an opposing fan and was promptly fined by owner Connors. The Project have their problems but are sitting pretty at 3-1. A long hard week of practice and extra-cirriculars should have them ready come Monday. Now without further ado... Rob Stewart Statline: 7 pass breakups, completely shredded pants, bummed ankle (due to lack of tape), 3 tackles, 1 catch, 1 fumble, 8 pancake blocks, “one helluva carpet burn”, and two playa-hates from the raucous turf stadium crowd. Hey Rob, you’re not a playa, you just rip your pants a lot...
Mariners in 6.. Please God *Sports Editor
Congratulations to the HWS Sailing teams for placing 1st at the Navy Fall Invitational and 2nd at Yale Women’s Intersectional.
HERALD GAME OF THE WEEK
Hobart Soccer vs. Alfred Sat, 10/20 NOON
Statesmen Politically Correct Diplomats Chris Connors NY’s Finest
f the last three Hobart Statesmen football games are a foreshadow ing of what is to come, opposing upstate New York gridiron warriors should have their heads on a swivel. The Statesmen have compiled a three game win streak and during the ride, they have steamrolled the likes of St. Lawrence, U. of Rochester and this past Saturday, Franklin & Marshall. The Statesmen proved in 2000 that they were the real deal, and they are out to prove this year, that last year’s NCAA berth and victory were no fluke. On October 13th, Hobart again powered their way past yet another opponent, the Diplomats, with a dominating running game led by first-year Ty Godinho and junior Jerome Brown and a quick strike pass o f f e n s e captained by sophomore quarterback Craig Swanson. In total the Statesmen (4-1) hung up a gaudy 525 yards of offense enroute to the 44-0 victory. The defense put together their second shutout in the past three games and allowed a stingy 185 total yards. Tim Booth received UCAA Defensive player of the week honors for his 7 tackles (5 of which were for loss), 2 sacks and his game winning safety in the first quarter. Booth’s safety helped cure the Statesmen’s scoring slump in the first quarter as the offense had struggled on its first couple possesions. Early in the second quarter a 66 yard drive was capped off by a Godinho touch-
down run through the gut of the defense and into the endzone. Godinho finished with 103 yards rushing on the day and earned his third straight UCAA Rookie of the week honor. Just over three minutes later, Craig Swanson connected with fellow sophomore Jermaine Patterson for a pretty long ball, and a 55 yard reception to paydirt. ‘Bart led by 16 at the
half and busted the game wide open in the third quarter. Junior Jeremy Archer caught his first touchdown on the season, John Holleran ran 42 yards to the house and Craig Swanson called his own number for a 5 yard scamper. The Statesmen would lead 37-0 after three. Sophomore quarterback Justin Morrison closed out the scoring in the fourth quarter with a tantalizing 25 yard run which featured more strategical moves than a chess match. Morrison weaved his way in and out of the Diplomats defense for a marvelous run that energized the standing-room only crowd at Boswell Field.
The junior signal-caller for the Diplomats Dave Makson was often left out to dry as the Statesmen were able to create teriffic inside pursuit and blitzed through the Franklin & Marshall offensive line all daylong. Makson however was admirable in defeat throwing for 139 yards and hitting receivers many a time right on, only to have the pass catchers not play t h e i r proper role. B r i a n Coggins muscled out 53 yards on the ground for the Diplomats. Helping to preserve the shutout further were junior defensive end Matt Daley who totaled 1.5 sacks, sophom o r e Trivell Maxwell w h o corraled one sack a n d sophomore David Szentesy who continued his spectacular defensive play with five tackles. Hobart travels to take on the Alfred University Saxons this Saturday at 1:30pm. The Statesmen hope to improve to 5-1 and march closer towards yet another NCAA Tournament berth. Catch the game live on 89.7 and 90.3 WEOS FM, your voice for Hobart Football.
Heron Soccer Blast Golden Knights, 9-0 Ben Kenna Motivational Speaker
ome field advantage, as in the case of the Yankee/A’s series when the visitors won 4 of the 5 games, is not taken advantage by some sports teams. This does not apply to the 2001 William Smith soccer team. The Herons, who have played 8 of their last 9 games at the friendly confines of John H. Cozzens, Jr. ’41 Memorial Field, have steamrolled past all competition who have walked onto their home turf. After a close 1-0 win over Hamilton, and an easy 5-2 victory over St. Lawrence, the Herons welcomed the Golden Knights of Clarkson for a Saturday afternoon matchup. The Golden Knights came in with a record of 4 wins, 8 losses, and 2 ties, and were looking for their first conference victory. The Herons, winners of their last 8 contests, were poised to unleash a scoring gauntlet unprecedented in 2001 UCAA Women’s soccer. Trying to be David, the Clarkson team was no counterpart to the Goliath Herons. From the opening drop, it was clear that this day belonged to the Herons. Just two minutes and thirty-three seconds into the game, junior Kristen Perrigo notched the first of four assists on the first of two goals on the day by
junior Maria Paoff. A measly 32 seconds later, senior Felica Crump assisted on Perrigo’s lone goal of the afternoon, as the floodgates began to open. Two to nothing, Herons, with only 3 minutes having been played. The Herons netted three more goals in the first half, leading 5-0 with 45 minutes to play. The second half posed many more problems for Clarkson. Senior midfielder Lauren Wendell picked up her second goal of the day in the 52nd minute on Perrigo’s 4th assist. Also scoring for the Herons in the second half were junior Alyson Stachura, junior Amy Pendergast, and first-year Caroline Wenzel. All in all, the Herons tallied a might 9 goals on the afternoon to Clarkson’s zero. Goalies Leah Cornwell and Melissa Buovecchio split the shutout on the day for the 12-1 Herons, winners of nine in a row. The Herons pelted Clarkson for 18 shots on goal to Clarkson’s two. This was a nice day for the Herons to rest some starters and have a little fun, as they look to make noise in the NCAA Tournament. The team takes on Cortland this Friday at 2 PM, and is back on the field for their final regular season game, on Wednesday the 24th when they take on Rochester at 3:30. Good luck to the team, and the coaching staff.
ABOVE: Junior running back Jerome Brown (#6) holds onto the pigskin as he’s brought down by a F&M defender.
First-year Christina Stevens (#16) gives a free lesson on skill
photo by Dave Gordon
photo by Dave Gordon