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VOLUME CXXX ISSUE 4

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2007

RATS!

Geneva, NY

Recent Grads Head AmeriCorps Programs By John Heavey Arts and Entertainment Editor

Local Union Officials Picket Scandling Center By Trippe Duke Managing Editor For the past week three giant inflatable rats have been displayed in front of the Scandling Center protesting the construction firm Pike Co. for blocking local labor unions from bidding on the ongoing renovation. HWS does not find itself free from criticism however as the colleges have been accused of “failing their responsibility to the citizens of Geneva, and their own students” in a pamphlet handed out in front of Scandling Center. Clint Dunn, a Business Agent from the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local NO.435, pointed out that the Pike Co. hired subcontractors who employ mainly non-union workers. These laborers often lack health care and retirement benefits. Furthermore, when local unionized firms bid on the various subcontracting projects, they were effectively locked out of the process

by Pike who decided to go with other out of area contractors. Dunn also stated that he received no reply from HWS project manager Chris Buttons when confronted about the issue. There are many problems

“People tend to forget that Hobart is in the City of Geneva, This isn’t Hobart City.” -Jeremy Louise which arise from this lack of local participation in the Scandling Center renovation. Local jobs undoubtedly have a positive impact on the local economy, and the un-unionized and uninsured workers often hired by construction firms such as Pike Co. create an “uneven playing field”

for well trained skilled laborers, according to a Union Official. The picketers outside Scandling accused Pike Co. of employing low wage workers off payroll. These so called 10.99ers are not present on the jobsite however, according to Eric Schoenhardt the project manager at Pike. Utilizing the skilled labor of local unionized workers would provide many benefits to the town of Geneva. One of the main complaints against HWS is that their failure to utilize local labor alienates the school from its surroundings. “People tend to forget that Hobart is in the City of Geneva,” said senior Jeremy Louise. “This isn’t Hobart City.” Dunn hopes that with support from students and teachers, this problem can be resolved in a way that would be beneficial for both HWS as well as the Geneva community in which the colleges exist.

Hobart Alum Gives Students a Grim Outlook on Newspaper Business

By John Heavey Arts and Entertainment Editor

Tuesday, Sept. 18th, Tony Reid, Assistant Editor of the Washington Post’s Business Section, declared newspapers dead. Expectations from the attendants of his HWS Professionals in Residence segment “Good News, Bad News,” were most likely within the realm of how to break into and thrive in the newspaper industry. However, gripping copies of the day’s New York Times and Washington Post in his hands, he lamented, “This is not an efficient way to do business.” Condemning the papers and industry to the floor of Trinity 305, he concluded, “We can declare the newspaper dead.” After the immediate declaration of fatality, Reid purported a eulogy on how the business has changed, where it seems to be going and what the prospects are for college students considering careers in journalism. Reid cited journalist Jack Shafer and introduced the industry as “the slow, unstoppable train ride to hell.” Despite the speech’s doleful introduction, Reid gave a pragmatic address of the shift in the world of newspapers. Offering more catharsis than advice on the downward turn, Reid approached the issues with

general bewilderment. “It’s hard to talk about how great the newspaper is,” Reid offered, “when I know it won’t be around much longer.” He characterized the spiral of the industry as existing within two realms of shift; business and journalistic. For the past fifteen years, Reid explained, The Washington Post has led the nation in market penetration (the percentage of available market which buys your paper) at 48%, more than twice the runner-up in that category. However, he continued, this penetration, which peaked in 1993 with 832,000 circulation readers, has dropped over 20% to 650,000. These staggering numbers, Reid would elucidate to the group, are a result of the rise of internet publication and readership. He affirmed these numbers with further statistics, showing how much more a printed newspaper spends on advertisements per reader compared to the internet, thus embodying the shift of money, value, and readership away from the printed paper. Reid regaled the audience with stories from the days when newspapers were titans and empires and printing papers were equated with printing money. However, he had to conclude with the aforementioned empirical support that the newspaper business model is

dead. The other shift which confounded and worried Reid was the shift in journalistic writing and reading. Within the swing toward the internet, readers can find, pick, and choose anything they want, locating a plethora of perspectives on all stories. Reid clarified that on the other hand, in papers, subscribers are confined to reading only what is printed. With internet news, as opposed to the old standard of the few addressing the many, it has become the many addressing the one individual. “When you are working,” Reid offered to the young audience, “you’ll wake up, turn on the computer, and can read anything you want.” Notwithstanding the fact that this online shift is in large a contributor to the demise of the newspaper industry, Reid presented some optimism by drawing on the nostalgic dominance of the printed newspaper in American history. In papers, he stated, the editors and writers can guide and assert ideologies whereas online, any individual can select, edit, and draw together, piece by piece, their own

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This fall, two recent HWS alums, Paul McNeil ’05 and Kate Ustach ’07, were hired by the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning to head two of the colleges AmeriCorps programs. McNeil has been put in charge of Jumpstart Geneva which hires students to be AmeriCorps members, and Ustach will serve as the new AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) position. McNeil, as the Site Manager for Jumpstart Geneva will work with the Assistant Director and the Director of The Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning to support the Colleges’ mission through the coordination of curricular, cocurricular, and residentially based public service programs. Jumpstart, founded in 1993 at Yale University dedicates itself to the public need for quality early childhood programs and the emerging national service movement recruiting thousands of college students to community service. For over a decade they’ve been bringing at-risk preschool children and caring adults together through one-on-one relationships that focus on building literacy in combination with social and emotional readiness. McNeil graduated from Hobart and William Smith in 2005 with a major in English and a focus in teaching at the high school level. Since graduation, he has spent four consecutive summers leading youth service and cultural exchange trips to Japan, Australia, Sweden, and Russia. “I couldn’t be more excited to return to Geneva-on-Seneca, New York,” said McNeil, “where I spent years falling in love with the dynamic and energetic Finger Lake’s population through student teaching, teenage poetry workshops, and America Reads.”

Ustach, a 2007 William Smith graduate, returns to the Center after working there throughout her four years at the Colleges in various positions. She contributed in realms such as Jumpstart Geneva Corps Member, Jumpstart Geneva Volunteer Coordinator, The Center’s Office Manager, and Co-coordinator for the inaugural year of the Summit Educational Outreach program. Additionally, she co-established service-learning opportunities for HWS students studying abroad in Galway. In her new position with the AmeriCorps VISTA program, Ustach will focus on community development with the goal of helping to end poverty. Her AmeriCorps position is through the Campus Compact program. Campus Compact is a coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents — representing some 6 million students — who are committed to fulfilling the public purposes of higher education. Through their national office and network of 31 state offices, member institutions receive the training, resources, and advocacy they need to build strong surrounding communities and teach students the skills and values of democracy. Regarding her new position, Ustach commented, “I am thrilled to spend one more year at the Colleges, and am looking forward to strengthening and establishing relationships with community partners.” McNeil and Ustach were hired based on public service leadership experience, experience with AmeriCorps, working with pre-school and/or elementary aged children and a commitment to liberal arts education. They will recruit and train Volunteer Coordinators, Team Leaders and Corps Members as well AMERICORPS continued on Page 3

The Herald Inside NEWS AND CAMPUS REPOR T K ic k bal l fo r C anc e r HSG U pd ate Gym Class Heros to play in Geneva O P -ED W h e r e ’s M a r s h a l l ? AR TS AND ENTER TAINMENT Style Profile: Andrew Knox and Michael Er ic k s o n Movie Review: The Brave One SPOR TS T h i s We e k I n H W S A t h l e t i c s S t u d e n t - A t h l e t e S p o t l i g h t : B r a d We i n b e r g

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THE HERALD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2007

The Herald

Campus Report

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EmilyJane McLoughlin, Editor-in-Chief Trippe Duke, Managing Editor Annalise VanHouten, Campus Happenings Editor John Heavey, A&E Editor Rebecca Dennee, Opinion/Editorial Editor Michael Kaplun, Sports Editor Thea Engst, Perspective Editor

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HSG UPDATE By Trippe Duke Managing Editor

Quorum Discusses Yearly Goals and 200K Concert Grant

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With most elections having been completed within the Hobart Student Government (HSG), the Quorum sat down last Tuesday night to lay out some of its goals for the upcoming year. Such ideas were discussed as a refurbishment of the HSG website, as well as structuring in more student power within the Colleges administration in the new constitution. But as true with any objective, these discussions carry little weight until they are actually acted upon. There was however a clear push to stimulate further student involvement in the Colleges bureaucracy as well as the HSG itself. Recommendations of a joint project with the Williams Smith Congress (WSC) were well received, as well as the possibility of creating an open forum of student leaders. The big news however was concerned with a recent 200K grant to the colleges for concerts over the next two years. In the next weeks, the HSG will find itself with a large say in how this money is spent, and more importantly on which bands. The Quorum was able to come up with a rough list of ideas for possible acts, and will attempt to make a final list in next weeks meeting. There are sure to be many fresh faces next Tuesday as plans for the concert grant are discussed further.

In other news, Senior Tim Horstman received a pledge from the HSG to support the Hobart and William Smith EMS Organization, which is currently in the process of applying for state recognition as a certified first response service. This will allow HWS EMS to sponsor students to take the EMT class in the coming fall and begin responding to medical emergencies in the HWS Community. With support from Finger Lakes Ambulance, Finger Lakes Emergency Medical Services Regional Council, and the Geneva Fire Department, HWS EMS hopes to be up and running in the spring of 2008. Remaining positions within the HSG will be elected next week. Up for grabs are First-Year Class President, as well as positions on the HWS Student Court. With elections likely happening next Friday, the coming week will bring many new posters in SAGA as students lobby for support among their peers. After the meeting, there was the first gathering of the Constitution Review Committee (CRC). Immediately brought up in discussion were the voting regulations currently used by the HSG which allow any student to vote in any meeting, regardless of prior involvement with the HSG. These changes, if followed through on, would require certain qualifications to gain Quorum voting rights. With aims at hindering voting blocks, these plans may require a minimum number of attended meetings to gain voting rights, among other qualifications.

without you we might as well be Geneva-Based Gym Class Heroes Coming To the Smith Opera House October 9

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By Annalise VanHouten Campus Happenings Editor

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Travis McCoy and Matt McGinley were just two average teenagers trying to start a band ten years ago at Geneva High School. After meeting in gym class and hitting it off, the two discovered they shared a passion for music and embarked on a path that has garnered worldwide fame and most recently, the coveted Video Music Award’s Best New Artist. Before making it big, the Gym Class Heroes gained recognition playing in local shows and arenas. During this early period, they built a loyal fan base that has remained with them throughout their climb to success. They even made their most recent CD, As Cruel As School Children, available downtown at Area Records a few days before it was released nation wide in 2006. Local support is overwhelming. On Tuesday, October 9th, the Gym Class Heroes will be playing at the Smith Opera House in downtown Geneva. Tickets went on sale at noon on September 11, and according to the Smith’s director Kevin Schoonover, over half the house was sold within five hours. VIP ticket sales were even quicker—all

were purchased within three minutes of the starting time. “A show like this is completely unprecedented for us,” said Schoonover. “GCH is our fastest selling show…and there was no way to know what to expect.” The show has now sold out. The group frequently credits its roots; on GCH’s website, McGinley mentions, “a benefit show that we’re doing in good ol’ Geneva…I gotta make sure and add Cam’s pizza and a garbage plate to our rider before that one!” They’ve expressed a desire to play in Geneva again for some time, but having been on tour with the likes of The All American Rejects, P.O.S., and most recently Gwen Stefani, it’s been difficult. Starting on October 18th, the group will kick off “The Young Wild Things Tour” with Fall Out Boy, Plain White T’s, and Cute Is What We Aim For. A Part of all the proceeds from the Geneva concert will be given to the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva. If you’ve bought tickets to the show, it should be a good time. There will be students from HWS, parents, kids, and tons of locals. The performance will bring the band full-circle, from high school kids playing at birthday parties, to full time artists.


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THE HERALD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2007

Campus Report The Herald

Kickball For Cancer This Saturday

Kickball For

Cancer

By John Heavey

Sponsored by: Wegman’s and Subway!

Where: The Quad When: Saturday, September 22nd –The fun starts at 1pm. Teams have 8 people—if you would like to make a team in advance, or have any questions, please contact: Marisa. Athas@hws.edu. Otherwise, feel free to come by yourself or bring a friend. You’ll get a team T-shirt and support a great cause! All donations go directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. ALL are welcome!

This Saturday, Sept. 22, at one pm, against cancer in a competitive and enjoyable members of the HWS community will come manner. together on the quad for the 2nd Annual Athas brought the event to campus in Kickball for Cancer event in coordinating memory of a high-school friend who had outfits and goals. The outfits passed away as a result will range in color and differ “All members of the HWS of Leukemia and as last from team to team, but the community are welcome,” year, plans on donating the goals will be common; to send said Athas, “and down money to the Leukemia a round rubber ball as far as the road I would love to and Lymphoma Society. humanly possible and raise be able to turn Kickball Though this is not a national money and awareness for those for Cancer into a larger event, Athas has found battling cancer. event connecting with the strong support and zeal Kickball for Cancer is a non- Geneva community” from HWS faculty and staff. profit fundraiser linking Hobart “All members of the HWS and William Smith Colleges, its community are welcome,” students, and the American Cancer Society said Athas, “and down the road I would love in a joint effort to raise money and awareness to be able to turn Kickball for Cancer into for cancer research. Started last year by a larger event connecting with the Geneva William Smith Junior Marisa Athas, the community” Kickball event was conceived by Sewanee All members of the HWS community are students of the University of the South in urged to register a team and participate in the fall of 2005, with the goal of uniting the the games. Registration details are available student body and the community in the fight by emailing Marisa.athas@hws.edu.

AmeriCorps

Alum Speaks

continued from Page 1 as provide guidance and support for Corps Members throughout the year through on-going observation and feedback to ensure quality interactions between Corps Members and children. Moreover, Ustach and McNeil will establish and maintain consistent communication with local early childhood program partners and maintain close contact with faculty advisor, while participating in weekly one-on-one meetings with Jumpstart National/Regional staff.

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. The members serve with more than 2,000 nonprofits, public agencies, and faithbased and community organizations. Since 1994, more than 400,000 men and women have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans

across the nation through their AmeriCorps service. The programs open the door for citizens to serve in a variety of ways, and through their service and the volunteers they mobilize, AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities throughout America.

HWS Beyond Pulteney St. Mara is the third in this semester’s series about Hobart and William Smith alumni and alumnae—where they are and what they’re doing since graduation, and how they make it a priority to continue to be engaged with the Colleges.

Name: Mara O’Laughlin Class Year: William Smith Class of 1966 Residence Halls: We were the first people in Hirshson House – in the beginning, all we had were beds and card tables! Then I lived in Houghton House. Campus Activities: Tennis team Favorite Place on Campus: The old Student Union in the basement of Coxe Hall – now the Cellar Pub. It’s where everyone went between classes. What is the one thing you can’t live without? Well, obviously friends and family, but I’m humiliated to say it’s really my BlackBerry. Favorite HWS memory as a student: Getting an “A” in Western Civ 3 Favorite memory as an alum: My 25th reunion – by the time you hit your mid-forties most people have had life-transforming experiences of one kind or another. We came back and talked about our experiences (some good and some bad) with honesty and really rediscovered each other – it was a terrific weekend! We also set great records for participation among reunion classes (the Great Class of 1966!) What are you doing now? During my 30 years as Director of Admissions, I enrolled over 2/3 of all William Smith alumnae! Now I’m thrilled to reconnect with them as I lead the effort on behalf of the William Smith Centennial! Alumni activity: Being in the employ of my alma mater, I guess I’ve never stopped being active! This Year’s Gift to HWS: $2500 and a gift to the Centennial Fund First Gift to HWS: $25 Years Giving to HWS: Every year since I graduated Why do you give back to the Colleges? Because William Smith has given me everything. It gave me my education, my friends, my husband, my professional life, my community, my home, and my retirement plan!

continued from Page 1 newspaper. Reid saw this as a negative swing in a grander sense than that it is just taking money and readership out of the newspaper industry. More than this, he pressed into the assemblage, the new style of ascertaining one’s news robs the reader of comprehension and absorption. “That’s the difference between newspapers and the internet,” he would go on to explain. “You can’t avoid things in newspapers, but on the internet, if you don’t like something, you click it, it’s gone, and five seconds later you’re buying underwear from JCrew.” Reid hammered this point home by opening up the day’s Washington Post to their periodically appearing section “Faces of the Fallen.” He showed that by simply flipping through the paper, one is confronted with these images of dead soldiers. Subsequently, the reader must take something away from that confrontation, where as on the internet it would have remained just another un-clicked link-- ignored. Reid concluded with anticipation and admonition. He could not deny

the rise of the internet, but nor could he deny the newspaper’s perseverance and their inevitable shift to survive the swing and capitalize on the new forms. “In a lot of ways, this change is for the better in the mind of the consumer,” said Reid in regard to the new freedom of information and news. “But in this new freedom of choice, we must choose wisely,” he forewarned, “for there will be a lot of people trying to influence our decisions.” Tony Reid has been a newspaper reporter and editor for 30 years, spending the last 21 at the Washington Post, where he currently works as an assistant editor in the Business section. Reid went to the Post in 1986 as an editor in the Sports department, and spent more than 12 years there. He moved to the Foreign section in 1998, and ran the desk during coverage of the Kosovo war and the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, for which the Post was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Before going to the Post, Reid spent seven years writing sports and features for the Tampa Tribune and Tampa Times in Florida.

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THE HERALD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2007

The Herald │ arts and entertainment

Style Profile By Rebecca Dennee ‘10 and Carly Cummings ‘10

Michael Erickson

Andrew Knox

About Me: About Me:

aka Big Pup

I am a Sophmore.

Refused to comment further.

I’m in Chorale, The Hobartones, an a Cappella group, and the Comedy Improv Group “It Might Be Funny”.

My Style:

My Style:

Refused to comment further.

My style is a mix between really sweet and very sexy. I do what I want when it comes to dressing up. A couples favorites are gym shorts, sweatpants, an the occasional off-white leotard. Don’t judge. Knox in a cage, note the boat shoes.

Can you say SUPER MODEL?!?

The Questions 1. Who do you most closely model your style after? Any member of “The Newsies”. 2. What kind of underwear do you wear? Upside down T-shirts. 3. I’ve been mistaken in the past for: Joy Behar. 4. My fashion goal is: To clothe the hungr y. 5. The T.V. show I base my style on is: Designing Women. 6. I feel sexiest when... I use pre-wrap to keep my hair back. 7. The best style advice I’ve ever received was? “Big Boys don’t pull their pants down in public.” 8. What do your friends always make fun of you for? My hearing aids.

1. Who do you most closely model your style after? A mix between Michael Jackson and Karl Malone. 2. What kind of underwear do you wear? Lacy thongs and paper mache. 3. I’ve been mistaken in the past for John Candy. 4. My fashion goal is: Spread my butt cheeks as “Mike Honcho” in Playgirl Magazine. 5. The T.V. show I base my style on is: The Maur y Povich Show. 6. I feel sexiest when... I do inter views. 7. The best style advice I’ve ever received was “Keep doing what you do because its the greatest ever.” 8. What do your friends always make fun of you for? Children’s basketball Jerseys that say “Beef ’s”


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THE HERALD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2007

The Herald │ arts and entertainment

Movie Review: The Brave One By Carly Cummings Herald Film Reviewer “The Brave One” is a movie certainly worth seeing, combining an interesting plot, strong characters, and reoccurring fundamental themes. Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard star in this disconcerting action/drama about a woman’s transformation from a typical New Yorker to a killer with a conscience, due to a terrible crime that she suffered. The theme of fear plays out through the movie, as well as the theme of coping with trauma and the theme of good versus evil and everything in between. The film “The Brave One” is a drama filled with action, violence, and crime and is rated ‘R’ for these reasons. The film starts out with establishing Jodie Foster as Erica Bain, a radio host in New York City who finds herself a victim of violence one night as she is walking her dog with her fiancé. Gang members brutally attack her and her fiancé in a very graphic, disturbing scene. Her fiancé ends up dead with Bain extremely wounded physically and emotionally, leaving her to deal with a fear of the city she once loved. Bain buys an illegal gun as protection, and from there on leads a double life where she ends up playing God in a way; killing perpetuators of violence at random times. In the meantime she makes contact with Detective Mercer (Terrence Howard) and finds a sort of friendship in this unlikely candidate. I feel that this movie began so intensely dramatic and emotional, that it sort of went downhill in that way for the rest of the film. Although there are strong, enthralling moments woven into the film, the movie continues to grow less realistic and loses a bit of its grasp on the audience. Despite this, there is a twist ending and plenty of drama to keep the film moving at an even pace. Foster turned in a great performance as Bain, really exposing the struggles of life after being so violently victimized, as well as learning to deal with this trauma. Howard also turns in a good, if not excellent, supporting performance. The film also explores good and evil and the differences, as well as the gray areas, between them. It makes you question what your feelings are about Bain’s choices and their contrast with Mercer’s “live by the law” attitude. “The Brave One” shows how a normal woman can be pushed into becoming a cold-blooded killer, and investigates whether killing is fundamentally a bad thing morally, or, since these killings rid NYC of violence, perhaps it is a good thing. It plays on the idea of the viewer cheering for the “bad guy”, but it goes beyond that since Bain never would have become this killer if not for the terrible attack she endured. It makes the viewer question what he or she would do in a similar situation, which adds a whole other element to the film. In conclusion, this movie is definitely not lighthearted and you should make sure you are in the mood for this type of film before you go see it. On the other hand it is a well acted film, with an interesting and gripping, if not entirely believable, plot that is unquestionably entertaining and worth going to see. Photo Courtesy of http://www.collider.com

Where’s Marshall? By Thea Engst ‘08

Photo Courtesy of http://www.exclaim.ca/images/up-Eminem_lrg.jpg Photo Courtesy of http://www.enjoyfrance.com/

There comes a time in every person’s life when they have to stop and ask themselves the important life questions. Why are we here? What is the real meaning of life? And what the hell happened to Marshall Mathers? I am here to address the latter question. It’s time the silence was broken and someone inquires as to the whereabouts of Marshall Mathers a.k.a. Eminem a.k.a. Slim Shady. We all know who Eminem is and after his debut in The Slim Shady LP we soon found out who the real Slim Shady was in his Marshall Mathers LP. However, after exploding onto the scene with his first album Eminem was absolutely inescapable. His lyrics and face were both plastered all over the media from the usual suspects like The Source and Rolling Stone to a more mature audience oriented outlet like USA Today and The Wallstreet Journal. My point is that Eminem was all over every type of news and media not only because of the fact that he was a white boy rapping and rapping well but also because of his controversial lyrics, language, and personal life. So almost nine years after the Slim Shady LP phenomenon and its never ending, never disappointing follow-ups we are left with the burning question: where is Marshall? Ok so the fact is that anyone who hasn’t been walking around with ear plugs in the past year has had to have heard Eminem gracing the air waves with his hit “Shake That” off of his greatest hits album: Curtin Call and his collaboration with Akon in “Smack That”. Last Spring Eminem also released the CD Eminem Presents: The Re-Up, an album consisting of twentythree songs, all collaborations of the rappers on his record label. So Eminem has not been hiding under a rock since his last solo album, Encore, which was released in 2004. But sadly, he is not nearly so noticed by the media as he was when he first hit mainstream America. (Especially compared to Paris and Lindsay.) So why the sudden low profile? I have found some answers in Eminem’s song, “When I’m Gone” off of his greatest hits album. The song addresses Eminem’s torment over separation from his family; specifically his daughter Hayley and on-and-off-and-on-and-who-cares again wife, Kim. Eminem describes a dream where his daughter tells him to go out on stage, “go out there and show ‘em how you love ‘em more than us”. Heartbreaking. And he goes on to bring out the tearjerkers of family separation with lines like “Daddy you’re lying, you always say that, you always say this is the last time but you ain’t leavin’ no more Daddy you’re mine”. Anymore and I might breakdown. Let’s move on. Clearly, Eminem has encountered much more than he probably every dreamed from 8 Mile Road in Detroit. He’s gotten much more than he bargained for from being protested against to being ridiculed to being sued by his mother. My theory is that Eminem simply got sick of being a celebrity and sunk into being strictly a musician and producer. He’s made a name for himself, made his mark on society and pop culture and now it is time to sit back, relax, be a father and try to make that relationship thing work with Kim.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2007

Sports The Herald

This Past Week in HWS Athletics By Mike Kaplun Sports Editor It was a successful past week for our athletics teams. Here is a look at how each team faired:

Hobart

FOOTBALL

Photo Courtesy of Kevin Colton.

Hobart

SOCCER

After a win against Utica on September 12, the Hobart College soccer team won its home-opener on September 15 over thruway rival the University of Rochester, 1-0. The Statesmen are currently ranked fifth in the nation and first in the Northeast Region. On the weekend of September 21, the team faces Union and Skidmore to open Liberty League play.

William Smith

SOCCER The William Smith College soccer team is now 6-0 following a 2-1 victory over Desales on September 16. The Herons are currently ranked 13th in the nation and have posted three shutouts during its perfect start to the 2007 season. William Smith begins its Liberty League schedule with home matches on September 21 and September 22. On September 21, the Herons host Union for a 4 p.m. showdown, while Skidmore comes to town on September 22 for a 2 p.m. match.

Hobart CROSS COUNTRY On September 15, the Hobart College cross country team finished second out of three squads at its Hobart Invitational. Sophomore Ben Flanagan paced the Statesmen with a second place overall finish out of 29 runners. The Statesmen are at Houghton for the Houghton Invitational on September 22.

William Smith

GOLF

William Smith College golf junior Nicki Calandra shot an 81 to tie for the low round on the second day of the William Smith Golf Tournament on September 16. The Herons finished fifth out of five teams, and return to the links on October 1, when they participate in the Cortland Tournament.

Photo Courtesy of Kevin Colton.

Hobart

The Hobart College football rebounded in a big way off its heartbreaking loss in the team’s season opener. The Statesmen beat 22nd-ranked Carnegie Mellon University, 27-26, improving to 1-1 on the season. Hobart stays home to open its Liberty League schedule on September 22, when Rensselaer (R.P.I.) visits Geneva. Kick-off on Boswell Field is scheduled for 1 p.m.

TENNIS The Hobart College tennis team won the middle contest of its three-match set at the Flower City Invitational on the weekend of September 15. The Statesmen’s victory came against Nazareth. Leading the way was senior Charlie Davis who won 6-4, 6-0 at No.1 singles. The team returns to the court on September 28, when they compete in the ITA Northeast Regional.

William Smith

FIELD HOCKEY The 11th-ranked William Smith College field hockey team is 4-0 following last weekend’s victories over Oberlin and Susquehanna in the Heron Invitational. The Herons have outscored their opponents 22 to 3 in its first four games of the 2007 season. William Smith begins its Liberty League schedule on September 21, when it travels to St. Lawrence, followed by a contest at Hamilton on September 22.

William Smith

TENNIS On September 16, the William Smith College tennis team defeated St. John Fisher, 8-1. The Herons swept the doubles matches and posted three straight set singles victories. On the weekend of September 21, the Herons return to action, as they host the ITA Northeast Region Championships.

HWS Sophomore Ben Flanagan took second place in the recent Hobart Invitational. Photo Courtesy of Kevin Colton.

William Smith

CROSS COUNTRY The William Smith College cross country team came in first out of three squads at the aforementioned Hobart Invitational. Leading the Herons, again, was sophomore Katie Pietrak who won the Invitational. The Herons join the Statesmen on September 22 at Houghton for the Houghton Invitational.

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GOLF William Smith Field Hockey is victorious over Oberlin and Susquehanna. Photo Courtesy of Kevin Colton.

On September 15, the Hobart College golf team shot its way to a third place finish at the fourteen-team field at the Pitt BradfordInvitational. In its most recent competition on September 17, the Statesmen tied for ninth place in the 15-team field at the Oswego State Invitational. The golfers are back on the links on September 22 and 23 in the Nazareth/Hobart Invitational.

SAILING Last weekend, the HWS sailing team came in fourth, first, and fifth, respectively, at its three regattas. On September 22, the team competes in regattas at Princeton, Merchant Marine, and New York Maritime. Also on September 22 is HWS’ Alumni Regatta. Start-time for the Alumni Regatta has yet to be announced. For complete HWS fall athletics schedules, visit www.hws. edu/athletics. When you get time to step away from the books this week, please go cheer on your fellow student-athletes. Your support is always appreciated. *If there are any sports enthusiasts eager to get involved in sports writing, please e-mail Mike Kaplun at mk2993@hws.edu.

Best of luck to the Statesmen and Herons!


Sports

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The Herald Student-Athlete Spotlight: Brad Weinberg By Nathaniel Peters-Kroll Although he is not a flashy goalscoring striker or a shutdown goalkeeper, senior Brad Weinberg’s affect on the Hobart College soccer team is felt far beyond goals and saves. The senior has been a stalwart in the Statesmen midfield since he arrived at Hobart College in 2004. Playing in almost all of the games that he has been available, the senior has only scored three times, assisting just seven. Weinberg’s skills, however, at seeing the field and making plays has allowed him to anchor the midfield for three seasons. An All-Liberty League Honorable Mention in his sophomore year and a second-team selection last season is proof that gaudy statistics do not always measure the production of one player. The senior student-athlete envisions the 2007 Hobart College soccer season playing out even better than last season, one in which the Statesmen advanced to the second round of the Division III playoffs for the first time in the program’s history. “My goal for the team is to surpass last year’s success,” asserted Weinberg. One question mark for the team entering the season is how the firstyears would step into the shoes of the

Photo Courtesy of Kevin Colton.

departed seniors. Although Weinberg affirms that the team lost some talent, he believes the rookies have tremendous potential. Weinberg, an Economics major with a minor in International Relations, has not given much thought about life after college, but attending graduate school is a strong possibility. “Time is running out,” he expressed, “but I’ll start applying (to graduate school) soon.” Until then, however, Weinberg and the Statesmen are on a journey towards greatness.

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Former Hobart College lacrosse player Wes McDonald ’07 was recently drafted to play in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The Toronto Rock selected McDonald in the fourth round (55th overall) of the 2007 NLL Entry Draft. A 6-foot-3, 215-pound defenseman, McDonald played in 29 games during his career at Hobart, earning a spot in the starting line up as a senior. He helped the 2004 Statesmen to a 6-1 Patriot League record and an appearance in the conference championship game, as well as an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament.

stint at Hobart. He led the Blues to the Provincial Championship in 2000 as their leading scorer. McDonald is the seventh Statesman to be drafted by the NLL. The list includes Tim Booth ’03 (2003), Tom Gravante ’88 (1993), Matt Kerwick ’90 (1997), Bill Miller ’91 (1991), Nathan Roost ’98 (1998), and Rich Schwanke ’98 (1998), in addition to others who played in the NLL via free agency. The 2008 NLL season will start in late December. The Rock plays its home games at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. For more information, visit www.NLL.com.

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HWS Athletics Events on Campus This Weekend

Friday, September 14 William Smith Soccer vs. Union, 4 p.m. William Smith Tennis (ITA Championships), TBA Saturday, September 15 William Smith Tennis (ITA Championships), TBA Hobart Football vs. R.P.I., 1 p.m. William Smith Soccer vs. Skidmore, 2 p.m. Sunday, September 16 Hobart Golf (Naz/Hobart Invitional), 11 a.m. William Smith Tennis (ITA Championships), TBA


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2007

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The Herald

By Thea Engst

It always stuck in my mind that none of your clothes ever smelled lik you. It bothered me because it got me to thinking that maybe it meant people like you simply don’t exist. People always say when having lost a loved one smelling their clothes brings them back-If only in a breath, I’d really like you back. But I can’t smell you. Therefore I think it could all have been a very translucent dream of a friendship unobtainable. Still though, I wear your clothes- and yet avoid your calls because your existence, my friend, is questionable.

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