Herald By and for the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2008
VOLUME CXXX ISSUE 12
Band Battle in the Barn:
Empowering Middle School Students with Learning Disabilities
Victor y for “Hidden Valley Ranch” By Jonah Levy ’08 Herald Contributor
By Shena Vagliano ’10 Opinions Editor Project Eye-to-Eye is a nation-wide mentorship program aimed at empowering students with learning disabilities, such as Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder. College and high-school students with learning disabilities participating in the program are paired with elementary, middle, or high school students with the same or similar LD. In a weekly meeting, referred to as “art room sessions”, these students help their younger counterparts to identify and establish solutions for the frustrations they encounter in school. Through one-on-one conversation with their mentors, art projects, and group exercises students develop confidence in themselves and their ability to succeed in life as well as in school. Alex Connell ‘10 founded the Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ chapter of Project Eye-to-Eye last semester. Having been diagnosed with dyslexia in the second grade, Connell understood full well the challenge that kids with learning disabilities face in the academic as well as social environments. Her experience along with a desire to see more self-advocacy in children with disabilities inspired her to launch the program here on campus in
conjunction with Geneva Middle School. Twelve HWS students joined the program in its initial phases and underwent extensive training in order to prepare them for their role as mentors. Cat Patterson ’10, one of the mentors, stated that her goal for participating in the program was “to show my middle school student that kids with disabilities are just as normal as those without disabilities”. This semester the number of mentors has increased to fifteen and the program continues to expand. Zoe Larson ‘09 and Liz Poulos ‘10 have recently established “Club Project Eye-to-Eye”, in an effort to incorporate students without learning disabilities into the program’s effort. By planning fundraisers and various events on campus the club hopes to increase awareness about learning disabilities and hope that it will aid in making our campus more inclusive overall. For more information about participating in Project Eye-to-Eye please contact Alex Connell at alex.connell@edu and check out the activities planned in the coming weeks as a part of The Center for Teaching and Learning’s celebration of March as Disability Awareness month.
HSG Update Never Say Never Land By Trippe Duke Managing Editor The Hobart Student Government (HSG) continued to produce through the winter months last week after getting some great things done in the first part of the meeting. The representatives of the HSG approved $200 to benefit The Geneva Food Pantry. These funds will be used to supple needy Geneva residences with much needed foodstuffs. Dan DeNose ’10, who was behind the can drive, was then presented with a certificate congratulating him as the Student Leader of the Month. There were multiple student clubs either applying for club status, or having last weeks application voted on. This caused concern among some attendees since any club who applies for official status is pretty much approved by the HSG regardless. The buck is then passed to the complicated realm of the BAC for funding. Vince DeFabo ’08 caught the mood by jesting, “HSG: AKA rubber stamp.” While all of these groups have substantial qualities and interest that completely legitimize them as clubs, there is much concern by those involved in the process that some clubs over the past few years die out when their founders graduate. This leaves the BAC with dealing with many clubs that either overlap the interest of other clubs or academic departments. Last week HSG heard a proposal for the readministration of The Law Society. This club will combine with the interests of the already existing Pre-Law Club, which is composed of students in the program here on campus. The
Law Society aims to provide some lectures, as well as provide potential pre-law students to share ideas and questions, in an attempt to bring the subject of Law to the HWS community. The HOT SPOT club was then approved. This is a geology club that aims to provide out of class trips for students interested in the regional geology of the Finger Lakes, and hopes to bring in students not affiliated with the Geology department here at HWS. The Media Club, Eye-to Eye, and Active Minds were also approved to club status. Each status verification received a near unanimous vote of approval, despite the issues raised concerning the durability of many previous student clubs. The Committee on Academic Affairs (COA) then gave a brief update with more to come next week. COA has been reviewing position requests for tenure track professors. There were also 27 new courses added to the curriculum in addition to two new abroad programs in South America and Rome. The Geneva program was unfortunately dropped due to faculty advisor issues. There was also an announcement of a complete refit of the Spanish curriculum. Student Web Services will also be receiving a refit and a new pin number program called People Soft, which will replace the existing system. This new program will allow students to access their accounts 24 hours a day, whereas the previous system was only available during limited daytime hours.
The “Battle of the Bands” which took place the evening of Saturday, March 1st, was in support of the fantastic organization Colleges Against Cancer, with all proceeds going towards the HWS Relay for Life. The dress code was purple, the official color for such a lifesaving battle, and if you wore it to the event, a second raffle ticket would be awarded to you providing the $5 entrance fee was paid. The first band, Park Life, was the perfect kickoff for the classic college event. Cute, jammy and holding down the mini-quad aesthetic, these guys rocked the crowd in all the right ways. Their fan base seemed to be out in full force, which only extenuated the circumstances of grooviness. From a critical standpoint, quite a few transitions came out more than sloppy and not all of the predictable covers were optimal, but the front man held it together throughout. Their opening track, an original, was the most impressive: the highly recognizable classical tune riffed out rock-wise put was quite remarkable. The second band, The Tyger Tyger (Inside Yr Head) Show, with their simplistic percussion, lyrical guitar and vocally driven version of the broken folk rock scene is not entirely whacked out. No one should deny that the teaming of two of the three lead vocalists, Hayley Mason ’09 and Erin Laskey ‘10, is revelatory. Furthermore, the composition of guitarists Benjamine Mason ’08 and Dave Dickinson ‘09 leaves something to be admired. The 5th and youngest member of the band, Reina Apraez ‘11, isn’t entirely superfluous on the washboard and xylophone, as her effervescent smile and onstage antics confirm the tone of the performance. The third band and rightful winner of the Battle is Hidden Valley Ranch. Rumor has it that this team of talented, experienced and knowledgeable musicians of the class
William Smith Congress Update This week’s meeting for William Smith Congress started with Hi Timiai requesting funds from the Congress to fund the 3rd annual gathering of William Smith students. The event remained nameless throughout the discussion, but essentially it’s the last hurrah for William Smith seniors to enjoy each others company while sampling wine, or punch, from the Geneva area. Hi Timiai approached for a significant amount of funds and the Society received approximately half of the proposed amount. Following the funds allocation, the Congress was given an update on the concert grant. There was a checklist sent around the quorum indicating suggested bands, within the current price range, in an attempt to get more student input. The list included artists such as Fabolous, Mat
Kearney, and Tegan & Sara. Up next on the list of performers as a result of the grant is Deidra McCalla performing Saturday in the Barn as part of the Reclaiming the Sunlight event. The committee that handles the New York State Music Grant will be holding an open forum Wednesday March 12th from 12p.m.-7p.m. in the library atrium to share information about the grant and also solicit student input about bands to perform in Geneva. William Smith Congress also approved another club this week. The Law Society Club was proposed as a resurrection of previous, popular clubs here on campus. It was proposed in hopes to create an easily accessible information source for students planning on going on to law school, as well as to provide the basis for potential law related clubs in the future.
After the club proposal a two part discussion began. The first part centered around the William Smith Fundraising Committee in an effort to help bolster the fundraising already planned for this semester. There was a discussion about the upcoming loose change collecting competition between classes. Also, a possible event was discussed; a take-off on Dancing with the Stars highlighting professors, deans and students was proposed. The final discussion of the night focused on suggestions for Sodexho mainly regarding the cafés and pub. Also, Jake Napier, HSG President, approached the Congress to propose another joint meeting. This meeting, voted on and approved by WSC, would feature the playing of the game Star Power, a game intended to highlight diversity in all areas.
of ’08 played a sloppy set in comparison to their prior rehearsals, but a majority of their fans would disagree. Ranch managed a set of blues-rock tunes showcasing sick licks from lead guitarists Nick Wallace and Andrew Siskin. Siskin, lead vocalist and local celebrity, has been recognized as a rather inconsiderate individual in the past, but onstage his charm is indelible. Despite Siskin’s leadership, the band may have felt a slight lack of confidence at their “shoddy” set, which unfortunately led to a lack in stage presence from two of the other band members; but thank god for James Wilby. This drummer put up some great stage faces for those who could see him. Not only did he barely miss a beat, but he also laid down some properly synched-up thrashing on the faster numbers. The band that everyone should have stuck around for was Bonus Plus. It’s no secret that the Metal scene on the HWS campus is sorely lacking, but the important thing is that it doesn’t matter if you don’t like the music. These guys get a double check plus for stage antics and a triple check plus for body/fat index. This insistently self-referential cock-rock trio consists of King Walnut on guitar and vocals, Mayor Grape on drums, and Aquarium on vocals. Despite their fame in the YouTube universe, Bonus Plus kept the non-sequiturs and scatological humor to a minimum, for which I am thankful. Instead, they wrecked and rocked hilariously in the face of a grateful crowd all too small. After the votes were counted and the cans and bottles were recycled, Hidden Valley Ranch was announced the winner of $100 and the opportunity to open for singer/ songwriter Deidra McCalla this Saturday at 7 PM in the Barn. This time, it’s free.
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C AM PU S H APPEN IN G S U p co m i n g Eve n t s The Green Column: Driving Club Profiles: CAB and Rotaract OPINIONS Wo m e n A r e N o t M e a t R e s p e ct an d C am p u s S e cu r i t y A R T S A N D E N T E R TA I N M E N T Movie Review: No Countr y for Old Men Ye s o n i a Te l l s I t L i k e I t I s SPOR TS T h i s We e k I n S p o r t s Student Athlete Profiles
THE HERALD, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2008
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Established 1879 By and for the Students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges Rebecca A. Dennee, Editor-in-Chief Trippe Duke, Managing Editor TJ Radzwich, Campus Happenings Editor Shena Vagliano, Opinions Editor Carly Cummings, A&E Editor Michael Kaplun, Sports Editor
Friday, March 7th
As part of the Presidents Forum, Adam Nagourney, the
Dan Rosensweig (Hobart ‘83), operating principal for
National Political Correspondent for The New York Times,
Quadrangle Capital Partners, and former CEO of Yahoo!
will offer “Remarks on the 2008 Primaries.” He will speak
will discuss “Personal Leadership and Achieving Your
beginning at 7:30pm in the Geneva Room in the Library.
Goals,” as part of the Professionals in Residence series, sponsored by the Salisbury Center for Career Services,
Tuesday, March 11th
starting at 3pm in the Geneva Room.
Lisa Turturro and Paul Tornatore, two experts on geothermal energy, will give a talk on “Geothermal Energy
Kate Cottrell Zinnia Gill Olivia Carb
Circulation Manager Zinnia Gill
Layout Rebecca Dennee Trippe Duke Carly Cummings TJ Radzwich Shena Vagliano
Michele Sprada, Founder of Future In Our Hands-USA,
- Using Lessons from the Past to Plan for the Future.” Their
will speak at 4pm in Coxe 8, as part of the HWS celebration
talk will begin at 6:30pm and will take place at the Finger
of International Women’s Day.
Lakes Institute Classroom, at 601 S. Main St.
Housing applications are due by 5pm to Residential
The French Film Series will show “Lumumba.” It will be
Education for students interested in living in theme
screened starting at 8pm in Smith 212.
houses. Marianne Hirsch, Professor of English and Comparative Study abroad applications are due by 5pm to the Center for
Literature at Columbia University will speak on “The
Global Education in Trinity Hall for students interested in
Generation of Postmemory.” This is the third lecture in the
Spring ‘09 programs.
Fisher Center’s Spring 2008 series. It will start at 7:30pm in the library’s Geneva Room.
The Herald is currently accepting submissions for our upcoming issue. The deadline for this issue is Monday at 5 pm.
The Office of Intercultural Affairs, in collaboration with the William Smith deans’ office, will host a tea to mark
Wednesday, March 12th
Must include the:
International Women’s Day. This will begin at 5pm in the
Pasta Night will be held at the Chaplain’s residence on
Intercultural Affairs Office.
South Main Street. All are invited to attend. Cooking will
1. Name 2. Individual phone number or e-mail E-mail submissions must be made via file attachment. If criteria are not met The Herald may not be able to print the submission.
begin at 5:30. The Rhapsodie Trio will hold a concert at 8pm in the Geneva Room. They are made up of a flutist, a violist and a
Thursday, March 13th
harpist and will perform original works with styles ranging
Professor of English Eric Patterson will be a guest on “Out
from Baroque and Romantic to Contemporary.
of Bounds,” the weekly interview program broadcast on WEOS, beginning at 7pm
without you we might as well be
Saturday, March 8th The Intercultural Affairs Office invites the community to watch the college basketball game, Georgetown vs. Louisville. The game begins at noon, and refreshments will be served. The ICA is located next to Scandling at 288 Pulteney St. Singer-songwriter, Deidre McCalla, will appear as part of the Live from Geneva concert series. Opening for her will be Hidden Valley Ranch, winner of last Saturday’s Battle of the Bands. This will start at 8pm at The Barn. Monday, March 10th Victoria Munoz will offer this year’s Anita Canizares Lecture, “A Model for Transformation: Teaching and Learning with the ‘Diversity and Psychology’ Tutorial.” She is a professor of psychology and the Patti McGill Peterson Professor of Social Sciences from Wells College. It will begin at 5pm in the Sanford Room in the Library. *Note - This event was rescheduled from its original date (Tuesday, March 4th)*
A Spirited Review...
The Original Drink of the Week Since 2006
By Trippe Duke ‘08 Managing Editor
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM Stern 101
JOIN THE HWS Emergency Medical Service When: Tuesdays at 8 PM Where: Stern 303 All are welcome, No experience is necessary
This drink was created in the 1950’s in California and is really a splendid version of a screwdriver. The recipe calls for a Galliano floater; Galliano is a rather sweet liquor with strong anise flavoring, ripe with hints of vanilla and grapefruit. As the story goes, Harvey was a Californian surfer who failed at his efforts to get right on that wave and say, “Hey bud, let’s party,” during an important contest. In order to console himself after his disappointing performance, he decided to party with himself at the Blackwatch bar in Hollywood, CA with a couple of his “special” screwdrivers. When he tried to leave the bar after many drinks, he repeatedly walked into various walls and furniture on his way out. Somehow the nickname that came of this incident became attached to the drink itself and seems to have become one of the most poplar cocktails in southern California. There are many drinks that call for a Galliano floater, including the Godfather which is made with Jack Daniels. If you want to try this interesting liqueur in a drink, ask for whatever you want “against the wall,” (meaning you want the Galliano). Ingredients: Two parts Vodka Three Parts Orange Juice ½ Part Galliano Fill a highball glass with ice, add the Vodka and OJ, and stir. Once completed, add the Galliano as a floater. Sling it back, as I am sure you will, and watch out for the wall; they will jump right out at you.
The Herald reminds you to enjoy the drink of the week safely and at the appropriate time and location, as long as you are of age…
THE HERALD, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2008
Campus Happenings The Herald Staff
The Green Column
By TJ Radzwich Campus Happenings Editor
Thumbs Up 1. To that one nice day 2. To Obama 3. To not getting attacked by a man with a blue uniform with ONE patch, and actually getting an e-mail warning about it 4. To only one more week until break 5. To Silda Wall Spitzer 6. To Saga for trying to make new food
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With the weather getting a little warmer and Spring getting closer each day, the urge to hop in your Suburban and head to Mexico on a Spring Break road trip becomes more and more enticing, but before you top off the gas tank and make your playlist on your iPod, there are a few things you should think about. In the United States, about 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions come from the combustion of fossil fuels for transportation, which contributes to things including climate change and air pollution (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2007). If you are truly trying to lighten your environmental footprint, there are many things which you can do to help; Change your driving techniques –The exact way you drive your car has a lot to do with your fuel efficiency. Avoiding sudden starts and stops and going the speed limit really helps raise your MPG. As a general rule of thumb, keep your engine speeds between 1,200 - 3,000 RPMs. Also, minimize the unnecessary miles by doing all your errands in one trip and getting good directions before setting out on your adventures. Keep your car in tune – Regular maintenance including tune-ups, having clean air filters, and correct tire pressure,
will all help you burn less gas, reduce pollution, and simply prevent car trouble down the line. If every American’s tires were properly inflated about 2 billion gallons of gas each year! Lastly, extra junk in the trunk will add weight which in turn will cut your fuel efficiency. Carpool – one of the simplest things you can do to reduce your emissions from driving is to carpool. Find friends, neighbors, or another student headed in the same direction and ride along with them. Even better than carpooling, for shorter adventures, walk, take public transportation, or ride your bike. Don’t use the AC – When it is warm outside, roll the windows down to help keep the car cool, or try an electric or solar fan. Also, parking in the shade and using a reflective windshield shade can keep your car cooler when parked, meaning it will take less energy to cool it off when you get back in. Offset your emissions – There are many services out there (such as http://www.liveneutral.org/, http://www. terrapass.com/ and http://carbonfund.org/ ) that can help you calculate your yearly emissions from driving and then offset those greenhouse gasses through a number of ways.
WEEKEND WEATHER Saturday
Thumbs Down 1. To the loss of mac and cheese bites from the pub menu... again?!? 2. To ice 3. To the new password system 4. To midterms 5. To no bowls in Saga except for the soup area 6. To the flu
RELAY FOR LIFE CAN YOU GO ALL NIGHT LONG?
CAN YOU GO ALL NIGHT?
Chance of Precipitation 60%
Chance of Precipitation 40%
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What? An all night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Throughout the night one person from each team walks around the track. Activities include games, raffles, and performances by organizations on campus. When? April 4-5, 2008 7:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m. Where? Bristol Gym How? $10 Donation and sign up online http://events.cancer.org/RFLhwsNY Individuals who raise $100 receive a free t-shirt, food throughout the night and are eligible for exciting raffle prizes. Why? To join in the fight against cancer and be a part of the best night on campus.
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Campus Happenings DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce the activities in celebration of Disability Awareness Month. Attention!All!Seniors!!!! The!Stewardson!Society!would!like!to!invite!you!to!participate!! in!this!year’s!Senior!Gift!Challenge!! The!Chairman!of!the!Board,!David!Deming!H’75,!set!a!! challenge!for!the!Classes!of!2008!!to!surpass!last!year’s!giving!rate!of!50%!! from!the!entire!class.!!If!we!beat!this!goal,! He!will!match!each!and!every!gift!1:1!!!!So!let’s!come!together!as!a!class!and! !
MAKE!THE!CHAIRMAN!PAY!!!! Upcoming 2008 Spring Semester Senior Planning Committee and Stewardson Society Event !Wednesday, March 5th — 75 DAYS!! !" 9:00pm—Midnight !" Drink Specials for Stewardson Members !Friday, March 29th — 50 DAYS!! !" TOGA PARTY at the Barn!
Name:1Dubary!Brea! Major:!International!Relations! Hometown:1Bronx,!New!York! 1 Why1do1you1give?11 I!am!grateful!for!my!time!here!at!the!Colleges!where!I! am!able!to!do!things!that!would!not!have!been!! possible!anywhere!else.! ! What1is1your1fondest1memory1of1senior1year1thus1 far?11 The!100!days!celebration!at!Red!Brick.!!It!was!great!to! see!everyone!from!our!class!coming!together!to!! celebrate!our!Senior!year.!
HWS Project Eye-to-Eye will celebrate their success with the National Coordinator of this mentoring and advocacy non-profit organization in the Art Room of the Geneva Middle School; Project Eye-to-Eye pairs college and middle school students to empower students identified with learning disabilities to celebrate their differences. The Coordinator also will offer a workshop for parents of students with learning disabilities in conjunction with the Geneva City School District.
“Hear and Now” March 27, 2008 Sanford Room at 7:00 pm
www.hws.edu/ onlinegiving11 1 Or!visit!the!Stewardson!Table! at!the!Pub!Night.! We!accept!check,!cash,!and! payroll!deduction! !
regularly. This year CAB has enjoyed being able to work with other clubs and organizations in order to bring events to the HWS campus that we might not be able to do alone. Last weekend, with the help of Student Activities and Colleges Against Cancer, the Battle of the Bands was very successful. Another event that was cosponsored was the showing of Crooklyn, with Sankofa. We look forward to collaborating with many other groups in the future. If anyone is interested in planning events, wants to know what goes into planning events, or just wants to know what is going on, CAB meetings are the place for them. CAB meets at 6:30pm every Tuesday in Stern 203. Everyone is welcome. Please e-mail email@example.com with any questions, comments, or suggestions.
Club Profile: Rotaract The Rotaract club is a new community service organization on campus devoted to helping people not only in Geneva, but around the world. Our mission is to promote service among the HWS community and gain a greater connection within the Geneva community. Some of the projects we are currently involved with are the Big Blue Bookshelf, care packages for troops in Iraq, the community lunch program, and Jammin’ for Jamaica. We are having a Jammin’ for Jamaica benefit concert on March 28, 2008 in order to raise money to help rebuild a school that is constantly being torn down by hurricanes. Right now we are looking for bands to play in this concert.
Geneva Middle School
Club Profile: CAB The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student-run organization that works with the Student Activities Office to enhance the Hobart and William Smith community by providing events and social programs. CAB just released its newest recruitment initiative, the $1,000 Challenge. Anyone interested can apply to plan and execute an event with CAB. The winners will have $1,000 to work with. Applications were e- mailed to all students. They are due in Student Activities by 5pm on Monday, March 10th. We have many exciting events planned for the remainder of the semester. Some of the larger events include comedian, Myq Kaplan, on April 11th; 5th Year Comedy on April 26th; and CAB Carnival, featuring Black Violin, on May 7th. We will also be hosting Friday Flix and Open Mic
Project Eye-to-Eye March 7, 2008
If anyone is in a band or knows of any bands, please e-mail rotaract at firstname.lastname@example.org. Another project we are heading up is called the Big Blue Bookshelf. We currently have two shelves located in Geneva that are filled with books. Kids from the community can come and take these books home to read them. If anyone has any books they would like to donate, please e-mail Carolyn Pluchino at CP3735@hws.edu. Hopefully, we will be able to promote literacy among the youth in Geneva. Also, if anyone would like to become a member, we have regular meetings on the second floor of Trinity on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm. Come by and join the fun in serving our community!
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This documentary, premiered at the 2007 Sundance Festival, chronicles the life experiences of Paul and Sally Taylor, both deaf, from early childhood through adulthood and to their decision to get cochlear implants. The Taylors will be on campus to show part of the documentary and answer audience questions.
Jonathan Mooney, Author, Activist, Different March 31, 2008 Albright Auditorium at 7:00 pm, followed by a book signing. Jonathan Mooney will spend a day at HWS for the day meeting with classes, lunching with HWS students with disabilities, and giving a formal talk in the evening. Sponsored by: President’s Office, Provost’s Office, VP for Student Affairs Office, Center for Teaching and Learning, Intercultural Affairs, Committee for Inclusive Excellence, Career Services, Geneva City School District, and Kids College.
Odells’ Gets A “Green” Makeover By Amanda Fritz ‘08 Herald Contributor With the housing lottery approaching there are a lot of decisions to be made for your living next year. For rising seniors there are usually two top choices for living arrangements – off-campus and Odell’s Village. Offcampus tends to be the most popular, but have you heard about the new Odell’s pod? At this current moment, Buildings and Grounds has hired Lecesse Construction to work on the construction of the fourth pod at Odell’s Village. This pod will provide the colleges with 50 more bedrooms. As many of you are probably aware of, Odell’s Village contains thirty-six units; thirty are 4person units and six are 5-person units. In the new pod, ten will be 4-person units and two are 5-person units. Each unit, although not designed in the exact fashion as the existing
pods, will consist of a downstairs bedroom (two bedrooms if it is a five person unit), two full bathrooms, a living room, kitchen and three upstairs bedrooms. So this pod is basically the same, so what? Well, if you have ever been in an Odell’s Village unit, you are well aware of how much sound is heard between units. The design for these new units includes a better insulation to reduce the noise between walls to
a minimum. On top of less noise, the Colleges have made the decision to select all GE Energy Star appliances in the kitchen areas. With the President’s Climate Commitment signed by President Gearan, these installations of GE products are another huge step in making the colleges more green-friendly. It’s true that the current construction at Odell’s has caused many inconveniences for the current residents. For the seniors living in Odell’s right now the “dream” of celebrating your last year at Hobart and William Smith Colleges was crushed with the construction. Yes, it sucks and as a senior currently residing in Odell’s Village, I’m upset. But at the very least, there is going to be a better selection for future students and student residences are becoming green.
El Heraldo Dominican Republic Independence Day By Yanllerline Duarte Herald Contributor On February 27, 2008, the Latin American Organization celebrated the Independence Day of the Dominican Republic. In commemoration of the day, the Latin American Organization relocated its club meeting from Intercultural Affairs to the Chi Phi Fraternity House. Club members who came to the meeting were treated to Dominican food and music. Despite the euphoria contracted through all the food and music, the club members learned quite a bit about the Dominican Republic and the traditional celebrations for its Independence Day. In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Hispaniola which is shared between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. In 1795, Spain ceded the entire island of Hispaniola to the French government as a result of the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1801, François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture the leader of the slave revolt in Haiti against the French government captured the entire island of Hispaniola. In 1808, the Dominican Republic was returned to Spain. On November 30, 1821, the Spanish lieutenant governor José Núñez de Cáceres proclaimed the colony’s independence and named the state the Spanish Haiti.However, the President of Haiti decided to invade Santo Domingo (capital of the Dominican Republic) upon Nunez’s pronouncement of independence. Haitian rule over Santo Domingo lasted for about twenty two years before the colony was able to gain independence. In 1838, distraught by Haitian rule over the country, Juan Pablo Duarte created the first rebel movement against the Haitian government known as La Trinitaria (The Trinity). On February 27, 1844, the rebel faction seized Santo Domingo and gained its independence.
Traditionally, Dominican Independence Day is celebrated with what is called “El Carnival”. “El Carnival” originates from European religious celebrations during the pre-Lent season. “El Carnival” is mostly held on weekends throughout the entire month of February. It is an event that is celebrated by bright colors, costumes, masks, food and music. The central characters of “El Carivale” are The Diablos Cujelos (The Devils Who Walk with a Limp). As the story goes, this Devil was banished from Earth because of his clownish acts. When he fell, he injured his leg. These masks are depicted by multiple horns and sharp teeth. Another major character is The Civilies/The Civilians who fight The Toros and the bulls with whips to become supreme victor. There is also The Death whose main goal is to frighten people. Traditionally, they are supposed to grab children by the feet so that they can be hit by The Diablos. Finally, there are The Indians who portray dramatic scenes of Dominican history. There are many more characters that people depict in this carnival who all represent Dominican culture and tradition. One thing is for sure, it is an event that is celebrated with much gusto! The following sites were used in the preparation of this article: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?frd/cstdy:@ field(DOCID+do0014) http://www.onwar.com/aced/data/delta/dominican1844. htm http://www.colonialzone-dr.com/traditions-carnival_characters.html
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Opinions Any articles printed in The Herald Opinions section represent the author’s view alone and do not reflect the opinion of the paper’s staff.
Women Not As Meat, But As Women By Norah Scheinman ’09 Herald Contributor
Response to “The New Meat vs. the Established Beauties” In fear of writing an article that was too reactionary, I waited a whole ten minutes to put pen to paper. I am seething at the author of The New Meat vs. the Established Beauties, at a campus of people who perpetuate and excuse such thinking by printing it, and a society that enables such flawed values. Let us just say that with that ‘contribution’, you raised a lot of questions (Fourteen seemed like a good, even, starting place.) that I feel ought to be asked in hopes one day they will be answered. First, to the author: Clearly this was an opinion piece, your opinions (whoever you are, why were you too scared of your opinion to put your name to it?), but those come out as an expression of your values which at some point are faulty. Who in their quick, discerning, mind would write about the threatened sexual dominance of elder women? Who has ever thought that our culture uses age as a way to judge an individuals right to pleasure? The level of flippant discrimination and unstated ignorance that was contained in this piece made me ashamed to go to school here. Secondly, to the HWS campus: Are the women of this campus consciously going to accept and excuse the use of our bodies as “exploitation[s]”? Doesn’t that make you feel pathetic and disgraceful? If not, it should. I highly recommend you go to Seneca Falls and learn about the people who fought for your legal right to go to college, a privilege you’re
either unaware of or purposely flaunting. Perhaps you could go abroad to India and come to the realization that humanities reason (To think in a connected, sensible, or logical manner; to employ the faculty of reason in forming conclusions (in general, or in a particular instance. OED) is what sets us apart from other living beings on this planet and the struggle for knowledge is our most precious gift. I know; I’ve been there. Furthermore, what kind of “established” leaders of the campus are you? Why did you come to this school if all you planned on doing was being exclusive to those you should be mentoring and in turn learning from? I don’t know if this needs to be spelled out, but you can learn something about Life from ever yone (regardless of sexuality, class, race, gender, age, religion, heritage, or physical appearance). Did you happen to learn through a dramatic series of personal events that you have to always look your best or else your significant cuddle-buddy might someday run off with a younger gal? Did you ever happen to stop and think that maybe as women we need to consciously challenge that misogyny (Hatred or dislike of, or prejudice against women, OED)? Why can’t women be in control of their own sexuality? Why can’t we choose what makes an attractive woman, not the media or the men in our lives? Isn’t the possibility of male predators enough without us threatening our own gender? Why can’t we speak
up to men and encourage them to support our endeavors, not because of our gender, but because we share one brilliant thing in common – our reason. If any of you have read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged you might say that we sound rather similar, and you’d be right. On this subject she couldn’t have been more insightful: that the most passionate connection between two humans is the shared journey of knowledge. If we hold that journey to be sacred (as we should, as it would be presumed we did because we have indicated our dedication to its cause by matriculating here), then shouldn’t we be striving with all our might to encourage those around us so we can achieve greatness, together? Is that not, in fact, what Barack Obama is teaching us, that society can change, but only together and only willingly? Another brilliant point Ms. Rand made in that work was that consent is our power. If we willingly accept actions that occur around us which stem from values we deem as faulty, then we are as much at fault as those we would cast stones upon. I’d really like to see this article result in some constructive dialogue. I could very easily have attacked the author or a specific group of people on campus from an irrational place of assumptions (such as was done in the article in question) but I chose not to because I believe that it’s possible that through dialogue and perseverance, reason will prevail.
For The Record... By printing the article “New Meat” The Herald staff was relaying the opinion of one individual on this campus. We are in no way “perpetuating” or “excusing” such thinking by printing the article. To the author of “Woman not as Meat, but as Woman”, if we had not printed it, the opinion would have still existed and you would not have been able to point out how grotesque it is. To the author of “New Meat”, I would like to borrow a quote from Voltaire and say, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”. This message brought to you by Shena Vagliano ‘10, Opinions Editor
Do Onto Students as You Would Have Students Do Onto You, Campus Safety By Shena Vagliano ‘10 Opinions Editor “I know you’re not about to get out of your car,” a campus safety officer hollered at me just as I had pulled into the loading zone behind Potter and switched on my caution lights. I had forgotten a book for my photography class and had intended to run up to my room and grab it, leaving my car in the admittedly illegal spot for a total of about thirty seconds because, as those of you who have ever tried to park in the JPR parking lot know, there are never any convenient parking spots open. As put off as I was by the officers initial comment I attempted to explain my situation to him, but I couldn’t get more than three words out before he repeated his initial statement, “I know you’re not about to get out of your car.” There was then an awkward twenty-second pause as we sat there staring at each other, clearly each of us having a very different understanding about what my intentions were. He broke the silence, sensing that I was in fact about to get out of my car, by saying he would give me a $10 ticket if I got out of my vehicle because it was not an actual parking spot. Despite being tempted to be the obnoxious, selfish college student he had presumed me to be by sprinting to my room and back before he could finish writing the ticket, I decided to contain
myself and obey his orders by parking in a real spot. While I fully admit that my parking job was illegal and that the campus safety officer had every right to ask me to park in a legitimate spot, it was an outrageous manner in which to speak to me. I was truly shocked because while people complain about unpleasant run-in’s with campus safety all the time, I had never encountered them myself in such a setting. Additionally, I know that there has been a desire to improve the current image of campus safety as evil security guards that are out to get you. It seems to me that one way to achieve that goal is to recognize that dealing with a student who is walking around JPR smoking a cigarette and drinking a beer in the same manner that you treat a student who is trying to park for one minute to grab a book, conveys an assumption that all college students are being arrogant and/or insolent when violating a regulation. To make such a generalization is insulting to those of us who do act like adults and robs us of the respect that we rightly deserve. If you want to change our perception of your role on this campus, discarding that college kid stereotype is an excellent place to start.
Words From An Alum: At Least Try Not to Break Anything By Alex Marsh Herald Contributor Since graduating from Hobart I have used my biology degree to its fullest potential, by running a ski shop in central Colorado. In the ski industry, this is a very important time of year for one specific reason: spring break. The time has arrived for the ritualized escapism, usually scheduled in the month of March, held for college students to blow off steam, boost liquor companies’ share holder prices and exchange STD’s with lovers they wouldn’t be caught dead with back at school. I remember many of my spring breaks; after all I was an HWS student for roughly seven years. However, more notably, I have very little recollection of a few other spring breaks. I now have more to do with spring breaks than I ever wanted to. My experience working in the ski industry, from the receiving end of spring break has forced one very important question. Is it necessary to behave poorly to have a successful spring break? At risk of sounding old, I understand that the pressure of college studies can be crippling and letting it consume you may ultimately mean death to one’s academic career. In this setting it may be necessary to take crazy to a new level in order to return to one’s studies in a state of psychological homeostasis. I condone that sort of behavior. But for every hotel room that gets trashed, some poor house keeper has to clean it up. As it stands today, due to an unruly road trip undertaken in the summer of 2003, I am still banned for life from ever staying at a Hampton Inn or any Hilton owned hotel. (I guess that means it’s never going to happen between Paris and me). Furthermore, as far as I know, I am still banned for life from any hotel owned by the Mexican company Oasis Resorts (trust me you don’t want to know.) This is not a pot calling the kettle black sort of lecture though. The first spring break I experienced in the mountains was far from a burden. I met a group of Tri-Delt’s from the University of Alabama on the mountain who had been staying at a dorm in Breckenridge and they kept getting robbed while they were out skiing. I offered my extra rooms to the girls and they cordially accepted. The only disappointment of their stay was that I couldn’t talk them into a pillow fight. It seems, according to the movies, that pillow fights in night gowns are up there on the sorority girls’ list of fun things to do. I didn’t find that to be the case. However during subsequent spring breaks at the ski area I have witnessed my parked car get hit by a drunk driving college student, a nice pair of my skis get stolen and
I’ve been punched in the face by a wasted spring breaker because he thought I was hitting on his girlfriend (I actually was but that’s not the point). I am trying hard here not to complain about kids flooding our small town, overdrinking, causing problems and then fleeing. In many ways the residents of small resort towns, whether they be mountain or tropical, are permanently guilty of the same escapism being sought by drunken, horny college students. In several instances, especially among the male half of the population of my area, these residents have never really emotionally grown much beyond the drunken, horny stage of early adulthood anyway. Although the term “male half of the population” is a little misleading because the male to female ratio of Summit County Colorado is seven to one. Not only must I refrain from complaining too much about the hedonism that accompanies spring breakers, because it’s that hedonism that brought us all here in the first place, but spring break is pretty much the only time of the year that any of us male locals ever get any. That’s right, I said it, life after college for me has become a perpetual drought, so think about that the next time you’re trying hard to contemplate which one of your three options you really want to take home after the bars close. I only learned this lesson of traveling respectfully, like so many other important lessons in life, after I changed sides in the debate. Ultimately, a community will be more open to revealing those treasures travelers are there to experience if they are reassured that those travelers aren’t going to ruin those treasures. I am not saying that you should always behave in a manner your mother would condone (I guess that depends on your mother). I hope you all get crazy, kill some brain cells, sun burn something private, hook up with anonymous persons, and contribute to the local economy, just try not to ruin anyone else’s day while your at it. Get your disco on but don’t break the disco ball in the process. Remember, local cops are hard on tourists, always wear a condom,
tip generously and never should you ever talk on your cell phone from the chair lift. Other than that have fun, enjoy that you aren’t me this month, because if you were you’d be trying to find a safe place to park you car.
“The Beach”--Spring Break party on the slopes.
THE HERALD, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2008
Arts and Entertainment
Yesonia Tells It Like It Is By Zinnia Gill ‘10 Distribution Manager While cruising through the cyber waves of GossipGirls.com, I started reading about an article recently published in Harper’s Bazaar about Demi Moore and her opinion of aging. According to GossipGirls.com, “In the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Moore opens up about life as an actress over 40 in an industry that puts so much emphasis on the beauty of youth. She says, “Look, I would be lying if I said I don’t have moments of panic when I look in the mirror and see things creeping in that weren’t there before. But now I stop, and instead of focusing on my flaws, I think about all that I have in my life.” I think that it is such a breath of fresh air that one of the most beautiful women is speaking out about loving the skin you’re in. It is a wonderful message Moore sends out to many young women all over the country, and even the world. For a woman who has the body of a twenty year old to speak out about her unwanted wrinkles is a bit inspiring. It’s always nice to hear a celebrity speaking out about an issue like they are a regular person just like the rest of us. We’ve all become so accustomed to reading meaningless gossip about celebrities that we don’t need to know. Does it matter if Ashlee Simpson was lip synching live at SNL? Maybe it’s embarrassing. Alright, it’s entirely embarrassing. What was she thinking? But my point is that it’s completely irrelevant to the inner workings of our lives. For a middle aged woman to read an article like the aforementioned one, would be inspiring for their self esteem. To hear that Demi Moore, living goddess, is realizing that age doesn’t matter and that your life experiences are what make you is entirely impacting. That’s the thing about celebs, they have the power to affect us, so why not do so positively? Way to go, Moore.
No Country for Old Men By Jonah Levy ‘08 Herald Contributor While watching the Oscars the other night, a friend asked me what No Country For Old Men was about. Because I feel that the title of this review is a rather impalpably poetic description of the film, I decided to say something more concrete. “Murder”, I said with a shrug. No Country For Old Men was hailed as a landmark film from its opening in the New York Film Festival through to the 80th Academy Awards when it was declared Best Picture of the Year. Critics and laymen alike praised the film, but a large grouping of the latter found little to appreciate. As a film enthusiast with major bearings in the mainstream sentiment, I can tell you exactly why: this film can easily be considered vacuous. In its empty Western landscapes, emotionlessly inhuman characters and silence-laden soundtrack of scrapes, shots, and scuffs this film is, in a sense, empty. It takes the artistically trained film enthusiast in me, however, to say that is what makes this film perfect in its own uncanny way. The film follows three men. Men’s men, it should be put, whom share very little screen time with each other, but rather major thematic elements in a few of the central realms of the film. Sheriff Ed Tom Bell’s (Tommy Lee Jones) voiceover opens over the previously mentioned landscapes, speaking in brilliantly perfected Texan vernacular. The Coen Brothers’ have been perfecting this ever since their first film, Blood Simple, a middle class Texas thriller, and it shows. The Sheriff speaks about violence, mean and brutal. Throughout the film, he speaks this way to nearly anyone who will approach him, but it never leaves the comfort of a nonthreatening setting such as a three-day-old crime scene or a diner where everyone knows his name. Despite his non-violent nature (he never wears a gun), the nonchalant cadence of his stories revolt, suggesting an almost inconceivable element of inhumanity in his soul. This brings us to Anton Sigur (Javier Bardem). Mr. Bardem’s performance, as you may have heard, will go down, and has gone down in history as one of the screen’s most disturbing figures. A black hole of emotion barely begins to describe the pit of emptiness this man represents. In his first breathtaking scene, a scuffling, strangling murder on the floor of a local precinct, his wide black eyes convey more than just a vacuum of humanity. Mr. Bardem’s unique ownership of this psychopath-fallen-from-heaven allows as much as a hypothesis of a man who can only truly breathe when he takes life from another.
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He goes on to hunt Llewellyn (Josh Brolin), who in his methodical opening scene portrays the essence of Southwestern masculinity, hunting more for necessity than sport and speaking only when spoken to. Before returning to the dead scene of a wild-west shootout he found hours before, his wife Carla-Jean (Kelly MacDonald) asks him what he’s doing. “I’m fixin’ to do somethin’ stupider than hell, but I’m gonna do it anyway”. Before leaving he tells Carla-Jean “If I’m not back tomorrow, tell my momma I love her”, “Llewellyn, your mothers dead”. He thinks for a moment before saying “Then I’ll tell her myself”. Llewellyn leaves his tractor-trailer that night to launch himself into a deadly series of cat-and-mouse games with the forces of darkness. Don’t take this exit-line of crass bad-assery for cliché, but rather as a hint of the superficial stupidity these men possess. Clearly, they are not social creatures, but they contain an impenetrable wisdom deeply embedded in them, dating back to their cavemen ancestors. Unlike the more common and shallow action heroes, Llewellyn and Sigur prepare, execute and follow up on every single one of their actions. This may spell boredom (and squeamishness) for some modern moviegoers, but the masterful crew of No Country For Old Men from the cinematographer, to the post-production editors, document all this painstakingly. This is what makes the film a historic piece of cinema, because every single motion, notion, and sound effect is crucial in making No Country the best picture of the year. Keep in mind that this film is far from humorless. All the ironies of the hazards of modern lawlessness are robustly intact. Consistently held down by Sheriff Tom, who shines as one of the only competent men in the film, the law is a buckling, superfluous thing. It is as capricious as the tarp that flies carelessly as it fails to cover a myriad of dead bodies on a pick-up truck. Finally, all the exchanges between Sigur and the humans he meets along the way are, for lack of a better word, priceless. A nitpicker can easily find faults in this character, from his offensive representation as the origin-less Dark Other to his gimmicky coin toss, but every single scene his mass inhabits creates an inexplicable sense of magnetism. There is no doubt in my mind that No Country For Old Men deserves the 80th iteration of the grand title it was awarded on Sunday, but in an Oscar season so overtly dominated by gravitas, business, murder, and vengeance distinctly owned by men, I couldn’t help but vote for Juno.
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Sports Student-Athlete Spotlight:
John Grazioli By Cassie Carnright Herald Contributor At 6 feet, 7 inches tall, senior John Grazioli paired his skill and attitude to become one of the most productive Statesmen in Hobart College basketball history. In his last season in a Hobart uniform, the Statesmen captain led the team to
a 12-13 overall record and .500 record in conference play. This success came after the graduation of several Statesmen last May. Coming into the season with eight newcomers, the Hobart basketball team was looking to replace the high motiva-
tion, leadership, and productivity of Mike Manning ’07. Grazioli, who had already established himself as a leader through his play, realized that he needed to do more than just lead by example. Assistant Coach Duncan Paddick ’07, who had the opportunity to play with Grazioli last year, was able to see the senior embrace his new role this season. “This year, Grazioli had to mature in his new role, and he took the younger guys under his wing,” he expressed of the 2007-2008 Liberty League scoring champion. In addition to leading the Liberty League in points, Grazioli was third in blocked shots, and fourth in field goal percentage, sinking over half of his shots taken. With a motto of “just make sure [you] leave ever ything out on the court...don’t hold back,” Grazioli, Hobart’s 15th all-time leading scorer, has few regrets. More than anything, he will just miss the pregame hype before each contest. “There is nothing like it,” he affirmed. After graduation, the American Studies major hopes to continue playing basketball overseas. And once the career of ficially ends, graduate school for sports management is a likely endeavor. Grazioli’s departure certainly leaves big shoes to fill for future Hobart basketball teams. Always humble, however, he expressed no doubts that his teammates would pick up right where he left off. Though, as we all know, student-athletes like John Grazioli are irreplaceable.
Shawn Houde By Nathaniel Peters-Kroll Herald Contributor Although the seventh-ranked Hobart College hockey team fell to third-ranked Elmira in the ECAC West Semifinals, senior Shawn Houde’s Hobart career may not be over. The Statesmen, with an overall record of 18-7-2, will learn on Sunday, March 9 whether or not they have earned a berth in the NCAA Division III Hockey Tournament. And if it was up to Houde, who has registered 23 points this season, he believes the Statesmen are in. Not picked to finish very high in the league, the Statesmen shocked ever yone by winning their first eight games of the season and starting 13-3. Despite being consistently ranked in the top-ten nationally, Houde affirms that the team never paid attention to rankings. “We focused on improving ourselves every game and becoming a better team,” the senior expressed, “and always expecting to beat any team in the country.” Houde attributes this mindset to the words and actions of past Hobar t players and coaches throughout his four-year career. Being a par t of a constantly determined and competitive program, the senior has been able to improve immensely by just absorbing the development of him and his talented teammates. “The biggest way a player can truly improve himself at this level is to learn and take away as much as possible from what they learn from their coaches and teammates,” the Manchester, New Hampshire native stated. This method has no doubt proved effective for Houde, as he has been a
strong contributor since his first-year. Upon graduation in May, the Economics major and Environmental Studies minor does not have any set plans. But, unlike most student-athletes whose careers end after college, Houde believes he is cut out to continue his hockey career either in the States or in Europe. Regardless of what Hobart’s fate is in the coming weeks, Houde hopes to leave the younger players with the same thing his upperclassmen teammates left him.
This Past Week in HWS Athletics By Mike Kaplun Sports Editor Despite being the last “week in review” before spring break, a couple HWS winter athletic teams have their sights set on national championships. Here is how each team faired this past week:
LACROSSE The Hobart College lacrosse team defeated Hartford on Saturday, March 1 by a score of 13-4. It was the Statesmen’s first victory of the young season, improving their record to 1-1. Seniors Nick Currie and Jamie Kirk led the Statesmen with three goals and four assists, respectively. Up next for the Statesmen is a home contest against St. Joseph’s on Saturday, March 8. The contest is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and can be accessed through WEOS-FM (89.7/90.3).
HOCKEY After defeating Neumann in the first round of the ECAC West Tournament, the 9th-ranked Hobart College hockey team lost to Elmira, 6-3, in the semifinals on Saturday, March 1. With an overall record of 18-7-2, the Statesmen have a strong chance to earn an NCAA Division III Playoff berth, but will have to wait until the playoff seedings are announced on Sunday, March 9 to learn of their postseason fate.
BASKETBALL On February 29 and March 1, the 13th-ranked William Smith College basketball team beat Rensselaer then lost to St. Lawrence in the Liberty League Tournament Championship. The Herons, 23-3 overall, still earned the right to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament, set to take place on March 78. On March 7, William Smith will battle Colby-Sawyer, and the winner will face the victor of the Brockport State and Emmanuel contest. Tip-off for the Herons on March 7 is slated for 6 p.m., while the second round game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
SAILING In the John Jackson/Graham Hall Team Race at Georgetown University on March 1, the Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team opened its season by placing fourth out of eight teams. The team competes in two regattas on Saturday, March 8, when it visits Navy for the Women’s Regatta and St. Mary’s for the Team Race. *If there are any sports enthusiasts eager to get involved in sports writing in the spring semester, please e-mail Mike Kaplun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck to the Herons and Statesmen! HWS Athletics Events on Campus This Weekend Friday, March 7 William Smith Basketball vs. Colby-Sawyer, NCAA Playoffs First Round, 8 p.m.
“A team characterized by hard work, dedication, discipline, and team play,” he expressed. With these qualities, which have come to epitomize Hobart hockey, the program will have no problem continuing a level of excellence that Houde has provided both on and off the ice.
Saturday, March 8 Hobart Lacrosse vs. St. Joseph’s, 1 p.m. William Smith Basketball vs. TBD, NCAA Playoffs Second Round, 7 p.m.
THE HERALD, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2008
The Back Page Perspectives From Abroad:
Denmark By Christina Kinnevey ’09 Herald Contributor You may have heard on one of the recent 20/20 or 60 minutes or other news episodes that the country of Denmark, with only 5.5 million people, scored the highest marks in the world on an extensive happiness survey. As a student currently studying abroad In Copenhagen, I can say I believe it. ”Just Enjoy Life.” That was what I was told at the end of a pleasant, casual conversation I had with a Dane the other day. Sounds simple enough, but as we all know, it’s easy to get caught up in our day-to-day hectic schedules and ambitions and forget those simple words. Even though I have only been in this small country for little over a month, my experiences thus far have opened my eyes more than I ever imagined. Maybe it’s the fact that almost every business and shop here closes before 5:00 P.M. so people can go home and eat a home-cooked meal together as family...everyday. Or the fact that people actually take the extra few minutes a day to bike to work or school to stay healthy and cut down on pollution. Or that people actually wait for ”the little green man” who flashes to say you can cross the street and cars actually stop for you in the crosswalk. Maybe it’s the simple pleasure of a warm, delicious pastry as an escape from a cold, windy day. Or perhaps it’s that kind gesture of a stranger who notices you are lost and not only offers to point on your map where you are, but walk with you to your destination. Whatever it is, I am glad to be witnessing it and only hope I can internalize some of what I am learning so I can bring that back and embrace the joy that life has to offer, with all of you on campus.
This Past Week in HWS Athletics
The William Smith Basketball team will host the NCAA Liberty League tournament after completing thier season with 23 wins and 3 losses. The Hobart Lacrosse Team won their first home game against Hartford 13-4, pictures shown here. This win improved their record to 1-1. Lacrosse photographs courtesy of Justin Colton. Basketball photographs courtesy of Kevin Colton.
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