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The Herald By and for the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges FRIDAY, september 28, 2007
VOLUME CXXX ISSUE 5
William Smith Congress Judicial Board and Presidential Election Student Profiles Judicial Board Candidates
Alycia Roberts ‘08 My name is Alycia Roberts and I am currently a senior here at William Smith. I am a double major in Psychology and French. I am running for a position as a Judicial Board Representative. I am running because I believe that the student body always deserves to have their rights upheld, even in circumstances in which they have broken the Colleges’ regulations. I also believe that the integrity of the Colleges should not be compromised as a result of any such violations. I believe that I am a good candidate for this position because I have been an active member on campus since my first year, and I have had ample leadership experience which will facilitate me in carrying out judicial duties throughout the academic year. Throughout the past four years I have participated in an array of clubs/ activities including Day of Service, Take Back the Night, Libertango, Congress, and HWS Votes. I have also been a performer in the Vagina Monologues, Koshare, a member of the William Smith club rugby team, an America Reads tutor, a Sidekick and an Orientation Mentor. In addition to my involvement on campus I have also volunteered at the Smith Opera House. During my junior year, I was elected to be a part of a tenure review board for the psychology department and I studied abroad in Avignon, France in the spring. As a result of my involvement, I believe that I have acquired the skills necessary to be
a successful member of the Judicial Board. My time on the tenure review board as well as being a member of the Orientation staff, has taught me how to successfully integrate my skills with those of others. I am also open to others’ opinions and new ideas. If elected, I will see to it, that both the rights of the students and the regulations of the Colleges are upheld.
Jessica Julius ‘08 My name is Jessica Julius and I am running for a position on the Judicial Board. I am a senior and am majoring in sociology and Africana studies and minoring in child advocacy. Throughout my time here at HWS I have been actively involved in William Smith Congress. I am dedicated to the student body and through my participation in Congress I have worked to advance the interests of all William Smith students. I have also worked in the Geneva community as a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club Teen Center and as a volunteer
for Neighbor’s Night. Last spring I studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. These experiences have helped me get a sense of who I would be representing as a member of Judicial Board and how important it is to advocate for just proceedings. I feel that it is very important to protect the rights of students and to keep their confidentiality. As a member of the Judicial Board I would work hard to ensure that all decisions I make are fair and well thought-out. I am a hard worker and you can depend on me to commit myself fully to this position.
Julie Isaacson ‘10 My name is Julie Isaacson and I am a sophomore at William Smith College. I have decided to run for the Judicial Board Position this year (2007-1008). My readings concerning national and international events and the influence of my family have strengthened my intolerance for inequality, injustice and abuse of power. Because of this, I intend to pursue a career in criminal justice. It is my desire to help protect the innocent and to prosecute those who exploit and victimize the weak. Contributing to the safety and welfare of our communities here in the United States is my foremost career goal. But as a corollary, I wish to build on these experiences to promote human rights abroad. If elected as a Judicial Board representative, my passion for truth and justice will strongly influence my
Dean Streeter Speaks on the New Changes to Student Affairs New judicial process has been instated for students within the Dean’s offices. By Roger Arnold Herald Contributor As many HWS students know, head of a larger committee, Streeter Dean Montrose Streeter joined the redirects the student in accordance office of Student Affairs this year. to the infraction. Members of said Streeter fulfills the newly created role committee indicate other aspects of of Associate Dean of Campus Safety Students Affairs, including individuals and Student Conduct here from Residential at HWS, beginning his role E d u c a t i o n , “We are still holding our in the concluding weeks of Campus Security, students accountable this past summer. Streeter and Student for the same standards,” comes from a background Activities. This the Dean stated, “but that includes experience committee meets the judiciary process is on five different college and hears cases different.” campuses, his most recent from students from being Keuka College, where he served as the Assistant Dean. “Higher Education both Hobart and William is my chosen field,” Montrose said Smith, as opposed to the in a recent interview, reflecting a cases being separated by commitment to his appointment. the two separate dean’s But what exactly is Dean Montrose offices. “It’s a matter of Steeter’s appointment? The position redirecting disciplinary of being Associate Dean of Campus problems to my office, Safety and Conduct, in the words of so the Dean’s are able Steeter, acts as a “clearing house” for to focus on academic all the judicial processes on campus, matters.” Streeter stated. centralizing disciplinary actions for Dean Steeter the purposes of organization and hesitated to call this system changed, consistency. Now, when a student is making it clear that the previously found in violation of the community described process is the only factor of standards, HWS students report to that students should find unfamiliar. Dean Montrose Streeter. Acting as the “We are still holding our students
accountable for the same standards,” the Dean stated, “but the judiciary process is different.” When asked if he called for a more strict alcohol policy or if punishments were dealt more severely, Steeter again reinforced the idea that that his position reflects a change in terms of process. “We are still using the level system as found in the Community of Standards.” Although Steeter’s remains that he simply “fills out the paperwork to ‘kick students out of school,’” he also stated that he considers himself “consistent and fair,” and was amused by any other possible portrayal. Steeter supports the addition of a student court to the judiciary process. “They would oversee the outcome of smaller infractions of the Community of Standards.” The Student Court system idea is currently being headed by the student governments, with elections taking place in the coming weeks.
dedication to this position. I had experience in many leadership roles throughout high school and during my first year at HWS. I was the first year Class President as well as one of the two William Smith representatives for the Sexual Harassment and Grievance Board. As first year Class President, I planned many educational and rewarding activities for my William Smith classmates including a self defense class, goodie bags during finals, memorial ceremonies, and helped my peers create clubs and benefit concerts. I worked closely with the deans and maintain relationships with many other faculty members. In addition to William Smith Congress, I am a part of the Arts Collective, Americans for Informed Democracy, and the William Smith Centennial Committee. I was also an Orientation Mentor for the class of 2011’s orientation and am currently a Writing Colleague for the First Year Seminar, “Structure and Form.” I believe my experience as a William Smith representative for the Sexual Harassment and Grievance Board will greatly prepare me for the duties of a Judicial Board representative. I fully understand the importance of confidentiality and impartiality and can critically analyze complex situations regarding student affairs and conduct. I desire a closer involvement with HWS’s decision making processes and seek to prevent future disturbances by upholding the colleges’ high standards and providing a framework for student behavior on campus.
Kristen Brasil ‘11 As a member of the William Smith Judicial Board, I feel it is necessary to give students second chances. I understand that most people make mistakes; however, in order to grow from them, they need to be given a second chance. I am understanding t o w a r d s extenuating circumstances and am very good at mediating between two parties. As necessary for this position, I strongly disapprove of disorderly conduct and breaking of rules. I have had many leadership roles in my past and hope to use these experiences and knowledge as an avid member of the William Smith Judicial Board. Furthermore, I have a plethora of experiences that can help me be the best board-member I can be. During my high school career, I was a leader in many ways from being the captain of my lacrosse and fencing team to initiating a new club; I am always thinking of new ideas to improve situations. On another note, when I volunteered at my local hospital, I had to follow rules that kept patient information confidential. I am confident that I can continue to keep information secretive, such as student cases. Finally, Judicial Board is a new experience for me for which I am excited to get the chance to do. I have always been interested in perusing a career in law and this is my chance to do so while incorporating my past experiences.
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CCESL Releases Compass: New Plan For Involvement and Service By John Heavey Arts and Entertainment Editor On Monday, Sept. 24, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning released their new strategic plan for involvement and service in the HWS and Geneva communities. The new plan, “Compass” will work to incorporate more students along a developmental path toward civic engagement. “Compass” will rest upon strategic pillars which will facilitate a four-tiered process to evolve students into engaged citizens. The Center plans to work students through community service and into civic engagement with the hopes of instilling a sense of civic leadership. Addressing the ultimate and fourth pillar, civic engagement, Ave Bauder, director of public services, said, “Our compass will point students into the development of public service values which will motivate and educate all participants in becoming more actively engaged citizens.” Compass and its four levels toward civic engagement will create opportunity to gain skills at each level of service and become selfactualized civic leaders. The renovated strategy comes at the tail end of an internal and external evaluation of the center which began with a shift in name from the Public Service Office. The new name, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, is more of a direct representation of what the office is about, in that it highlights the partnership with the community and the importance of students learning through their work. “Our strategic plan is one which is conscientious of how we can best serve students and reach our accomplishments,” said Katie Flowers, assistant
director of public services. “We stand for learning through service that produces students who are civically engaged,” Flowers would continue, citing the Center’s new mission statement, “as well as graduates who have skills to be active global citizens.” Helping to facilitate the goals of “Compass” the Center has incorporated building stronger faculty relationships into their strategic plan. The founding of a Faculty Advisory Committee will assist in allowing an interdisciplinary, academic approach to service. Some of the other initiatives already employed for the actualization of this plan include the Bonner Leaders program, which will place five HWS students in different realms of service to garner support and organize action. Additionally, the Class of 2011 was welcomed with the “What do you stand for?” initiative in which all first-years were surveyed on their service passions, and subsequently organized and put into action in service learning opportunities for which they were particularly interested. “Having HWS graduates as engaged citizens wherever they may end up is our ultimate goal, and that is what our office is all about,” concluded Bauder. “Service is an integral part of a liberal arts education and experience, which is meant to produce civic leaders.” The “Compass” strategic plan is designed to set the standard of models for collegiate level civic engagement and service learning, and has the hopes of being a strong point of distinction for HWS.
Capitol Steps—“Putting the ‘Mock’ in Democracy” By Annalise VanHouten Campus Happenings Editor On Thursday, September 20, the Capitol Steps came to the Smith Opera House in downtown Geneva. The Capitol Steps members, composed of former members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, prides itself on making fun of everyone involved in politics—equally. Each portion of the show begins with a song. Usually the melody is familiar to everyone, but they twist the lyrics to somehow reflect past and present scandal. Some acts in the show included, “Don’t Go Fakin’ You’re Smart,” “I Like Big Cuts and I Cannot Lie,” and “God Bless My SUV.” Active for 26 years, the show has been featured on “Good Morning America,” the “Today Show,” “20/20,” “Entertainment Tonight,” and more. In addition, they’ve created 27 albums of their greatest hits. The cast performed in front of a crowded concert hall, and their acts were met with much applause and laughter. In addition, there were props and even a Shakespeare rendition based on Hamlet to help with their stories. Much of their success is due to their creativity and willingness to try new things. A new song begins with an idea, which is sung (with perhaps some mistakes) in a live show after only a few e-mails. The Capitol Steps members frequently improvise their lines when they forget the script, making the show that much more real---and funny! Their songs dealt with politicians new and old, foreign officials, and presidential candidates. They also mocked various trends—including many represented in the American public. While blunt with their songs, they were also hilarious, as they managed to make fun of themselves in most cases. When they aren’t on the road, the Capitol Steps hold shows every Friday and Saturday evening at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Amphitheatre in Washington, D.C.
Day Of Service To Occur on October 6 By John Heavey Arts and Entertainment Editor
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Coming together at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 6 on the quad, the HWS and Geneva community will kick-off the 15th annual Day of Service. The one-day service event brings together staff, faculty, and students with the people of Geneva to perform projects in the city and surrounding areas, lending a hand to local organizations. As in years passed, an assemblage of the HWS community will reach out to the Geneva public in a vast array of service projects and activities. However, in the 2007 event, marking the 15th anniversary and addressing dwindling numbers in involvement, Day of Service will rest upon a “3 pillar” format. Grouping the service projects into the categories of youth literacy, community well being, and the environment, project head and designer Maris Athas ’09, hopes to run a more efficient event. “Day of service is still with Geneva and for Geneva,” Athas commented, “but now our program will have these three pillars on which they can stand.” By organizing the event in such a manner, all projects will be designed to fit into one of these three structures, and subsequently, participants will be placed within the realm of their interest and desire. Similar to the First-Year orientation mantra “what do you stand for?” participants are encouraged to voice their field of interest so there is knowledge, passion, and whole-hearted participation in the respective projects. “We hope that this new design re-sparks community involvement,” said Athas regarding the new format. “I want to come back for the 15th year stronger and better, so that we can truly celebrate
service and celebrate Geneva.” This structure is also part of a larger effort for the Day of Service to leave a more lasting effect. Apart from being an important day in and of itself, the heads of the event hope that the new design will not allow participants to help just once and walk away. Athas stated, “The new pillars put participants in a situation where they are partaking in something they truly care about, so hopefully they find something they love and stick with it, continuing to help Geneva, HWS, and the world down the road.” As a facilitator of the lingering effect of the event, the designers of the program are attempting to institute a reflective period to Day of Service. To solidify the work that has been done, what it means, and how they can continue to help, Athas hopes to have a professor speak on the nature of the situation. In doing so, the participants will walk away from their three-pillar structured day of service, reflect on it thoroughly and continue to contribute throughout their HWS careers and lives. The 15th annual Day of Service will commence at 9:30 a.m. on the quad for organization and dispersion. At 10 a.m., HWS President Mark D. Gearan will speak and hand out service awards, with participants departing at 10:30 a.m. When the projects have been completed, participants will reconvene for lunch on the quad from 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To pre-register for the event, visit campus.hws.edu/stu/publicservice/ dos, or contact the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning. For more information, contact Brianna Bergman or Maris Athas.
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William Smith Presidential Elections Julie Isaacson ‘10 My name is Julie Isaacson and I am a sophomore at William Smith College. I have decided to run for the position of Class President for the class of 2010 this year (2007-2008). I had experience in many leadership positions throughout high school and effectively carried out my duties. Once I arrived at HWS, I felt a strong desire to continue acting as a leader. Last year I was the first year Class President as well as one of the two William Smith representatives for the Sexual Harassment and Grievance Board. As first year Class President, I planned many educational and rewarding activities for my William Smith classmates including a self defense class, goodie bags during finals, memorial ceremonies, and helped my peers create clubs and benefit concerts. I worked closely with the deans and maintain relationships with many other faculty members. In addition to William Smith Congress, I am a part of the Arts Collective, Americans for Informed Democracy, and the William Smith Centennial Committee. I was also an Orientation Mentor for the class of 2011’s orientation and am currently a Writing Colleague for the First Year Seminar Structure and Form. I consider education to be the most necessary tool in becoming a capable citizen and individual. Although, as the sophomore Class President, I will only be dealing with local, oncampus issues, I possess a complex knowledge of our nation, its policies and its relationship with the rest of the world. Political Science holds a strong interest for me and I intend to pursue a career in federal law enforcement after graduate school. Therefore, acting as the sophomore Class President will prepare me for my future endeavors and advance my aspiration. I possess a strong attachment to William Smith College and am dedicated to its ideals of fellowship, responsibility, diligence and kindness. Additionally, I will cooperatively work with faculty and fellow class representatives during my term and will vocally and actively stand for issues of eminent interest. As President of the Class of 2010, the well-being of others and the efficiency of the college will be my greatest concerns.
Regina Triplett ‘10
It’s sophomore year. We’re continuing to settle in, to find our own groups and interests here at William Smith. We’re not first years anymore, so we’re supposed to have it together, but there are still gaps within the student body. There’s often more disconnect than we realize, and I believe this could be overcome. I want to inform and involve our class. I believe that I am qualified to be President of the William Smith Class of 2010. I am involved on campus and in the Geneva community in many ways. Since freshman year, I have participated in the Community Lunch Program, Club Skiing, Campus Activities Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters (HWS Chapter), New Orleans Alternative Spring Break and HWS Responds, and William Smith Congress. I am currently involved with organizations such as Crux (the HWS literary magazine), Student Activists for Darfur and Amnesty International, and Intramural Soccer. I act as a student leader in several capacities: as a Resident Assistant, a Teaching Assistant, and a Writing Colleague. Honestly, I enjoy working closely with fellow students, and I would be proud to serve my peers on another level as Class President. I am creative, assertive, and I will be the strongest advocate for the William Smith Class of 2010.
Caitlin Cass ‘11
I believe I am qualified for the position of President of William Smith Class of 2011 because I have a lot of experience in leadership positions. In high school, I held the positions of Copresident of Women of Canterbury, President of Community Service Club, proctor (R.A.), peer counselor, and a mentor in the elementary school. I think it is important that every student in our community has a voice, and I am willing to bridge the gap between students and administrators to make our voices heard. If elected, I will do my best to serve the William Smith community and promote unity in our class by planning events (i.e. Powder Puff football games and class meetings to express concerns) specifically for first year women.
Tempe Newson ‘11
Hi, my name is Tempe Newson and I would like to be President of the William Smith Class of 2011. I am from Stanhope, New Jersey and I decided to attend HWS for many reasons, but mostly because it seemed like a perfect fit for me in every way. I am a member of the Varsity Field Hockey team and am currently participating in Intramural Soccer. Although it seems like my plate is full, I am very organized and know how to manage my time. At my high school, I participated in student government for four years and I know how much time and responsibility goes in to this position. I feel that I am very approachable and would be a strong voice for your needs, concerns, plans and hopes for our school. Although I have only been here a month, I can tell you that I love this school and can’t wait for the rest of the year to happen. I hope that I will have the opportunity to give back to the school by representing you, the Class of 2011, as President.
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By Rebecca Dennee ‘10 and Carly Cummings ‘10
I like to think about Pabst Blue Ribbon like I think about Duct Tape..... If you can’t fix it with Duct Tape, It’s not worth fixing.....
I refuse to take my life seriously.
I like to live the dream, though others may consider that a nightmare.
My style is all about having fun. I’ll do, say and wear anything to have a good time.
Mean people don’t make sense. The Geneva Police Department likes to use excessive force. I love everyone- lets share a PBR. My Style: I wouldn’t say I have any one style. I like to put on, or not put on, anything I feel like rocking at that particular moment. I tend to be more conservative during the week....but I like to spice it up the weekends.... pretty much anything that doesn’t constrict any sudden movements.
They will be signing autographs in Saga today only.
The Questions 1. Who do you most closely model your style after? A cross between Uncle Eddie, Byork, and Ben Labaff. 2. What kind of underwear do you wear? None. 3. I’ve been mistaken in the past for: A few people have told me Johnny Knoxville...maybe a Dane Cook or two... 4. My fashion goal is: To make it socially/legally acceptable to go downtown in the nude (mullet wigs optional). 5. The T.V. show I base my style on is: A mix between Hogans Heros and Flavor of Love. 6. I feel sexiest when... I’m in my green leisure suit taking Wild Turkey shots. 7. The best style advice I’ve ever received was? Less is more (some may argue I take this too far). 8. What do your friends always make fun of you for? Bag Lady......enough said.
1. Who do you most closely model your style after? Either Brad Pitt or Ben LaBaff. 2. I wear this kind of underwear: Boxer-briefs or Speedo-style-fashion-briefs. 3. I’ve been mistaken in the past for: Kirk Golden, Halle Berry (when I had longer hair), and the Norwegian Viking Explorer Leif Ericson. 4. My friends always make fun of me for: My vast supply of hair care products. 5. The best style advice I’ve ever given was: Wear something that’s going to get you noticed, or get noticed by not wearing anything at all. 6. The T.V. show I base my style on is: The Dukes of Hazzard... the original. 7. I feel sexiest when: I’ve finished my fourth or fifth Busch Light and crushed the can on my head during a Charlie Daniels Band concert at the county fair. I have to be wearing an old pair of jeans and my best flannel shirt. 8. My fashion goal is: To promote Rockability. If you are unsure of the definition of Rockability do the following: take out your dictionary, and then throw it away. Don’t let books get in the way of
Rocking and Rolling.
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Movie Review: Good Luck Chuck By Carly Cummings Herald Film Reviewer “Good Luck Chuck” is a predictable, cliché romantic comedy that misses the mark. It has a few good laughs and is alright if you just want to chill and see a mindless and rather boring romantic comedy or if you want to see Dane Cook naked. Don’t even bother if you want to see Jessica Alba naked because not only does she not get naked, but her acting is so bad that you will only start to wonder why you found her attractive in the first place. The film’s main story focuses around the beginning five minutes of the movie where some crazy Goth chick tries to have sex with a pre-teen Charlie Logan (Dane Cook) at a party, and when he refuses she flips out and puts a curse on him that says he’ll never be happy and that every girl he’s with will move on. Having this stupid introduction to the movie at least means that the movie gets better from there. Charlie “Good luck Chuck” Logan is a cute, kind dentist who has a rumor (although it appears to be quite true) started about him that after a girl sleeps with him they get married to the next guy they meet. Girls begin to swarm after him and his friend, the typical fat, funny sidekick, convinces him that he’s doing these women a favor by sleeping with them. Of course he then meets Cam Wexler, the girl of his dreams, and is afraid to sleep with her. The question is really, why Cam? She causes accidents all around her constantly and has a crazy obsession with penguins and with a million girls chasing after him, why pick this one? Another question is why the best friend? Chuck’s best friend, Stu, gives women implants for a living, is never there for Chuck, is completely disgusting, and has no morals. The jokes that revolve around him are just nasty and bring nothing to the movie. Although Dane Cook is believable in his character role and decently funny, he has done much better and can be a whole lot more humorous. The only thing Alba brings to the movie is her cute smile and laugh which gets annoying really fast. The main problem with the film is probably the writing. It’s just so cliché. The majority of the jokes are terrible, or too gross to be funny, and there’s quite a bit of the plot that is just completely random and unnecessary. Also the movie is so predictable, and not just in a “I know they’ll end up together in the end” kind of way, but in a “I know what’s going to happen in every single scene… this SUCKS” kind of way. The Bottom line: if you want to: a) see a decent romantic comedy where you can just relax and don’t have to do any thinking b) like crude humor c) want to see Dane Cook naked/some pretty detailed sex scenes this is the movie for you, but I highly suggest paying the matinee price so you waste less of your money. Photo Courtsey of http://movies.about.com/
Advanced Screening of Film The Kite Runner Comes to Geneva By John Heavey Arts and Entertainment Editor On Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 pm, nearly two months before its public release, the Geneva Movieplex 8 will host a sneak peek of the new film The Kite Runner. Adapted from Khaled Hosseini’s acclaimed novel of the same name, the film will be shown as part of the 2007 President’s Forum with a panel of community leaders heading a discussion after the screening. The screening and discussion are part of the fall’s speaker’s series, which will focus on service, at the local, national and global levels. The Kite Runner tells the horrific and touching tale of Amir, a wealthy Afghan boy who is haunted by the guilt of betraying his childhood friend Hassan, the son of one of his father’s servants. The story is set in the tumultuous fall of Afghanistan’s monarchy and rise of the Taliban after the Soviet invasion and the mass exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States. The New York Times review characterized the novel as “a vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long people have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence -- forces that continue to threaten [us] even today.” The film, to be officially released Nov. 2, was directed by Golden Globe nominee Marc Forster. Forster, born in Germany, studied film at New York University in the early 90s, and has helmed other films including Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, and Stranger than Fiction. The President’s Forum Series, established in the winter of 2000 by President Mark D. Gearan, is designed to bring a variety of speakers to campus to share their knowledge and ideas with students, faculty, and staff of the Colleges, as well as with interested community members. Other speakers in the fall series to follow The Kite Runner screening include Chris Myers Asch, the driving force behind the U.S. Public Service Academy, Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter, and Wendy Puriefoy ’71, a national expert in school reform. Forum guests generally take the opportunity during their campus visits to attend classes or gather with students and faculty members to discuss issues. To view the trailer, visit: http://www.kiterunnermovie.com/club/ Photo Courtsey of www.moviesonline.ca/movie_posters.php?id=10067
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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:
Photo Courtesy of Kevin Colton.
Photo Courtesy of Kevin Colton.
The team lost its Liberty League opener against Rensselaer in the final minute of play, 35-31. The Statesmen rallied to take a 31-28 lead with just 48 seconds remaining, but R.P.I. had the final say by scoring a touchdown with barely any time remaining. Hobart hits the road for the next two weekends. On September 29, the Statesmen will be in Worcester, Massachusetts for a 1 p.m. contest against 4-0 Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
The 6th ranked soccer teamâ€™s perfect season continues, as the Herons are 8-0 following two shut-out victories against Union and Skidmore. The Herons have posted five shutouts in their eight victories. William Smith is home for its next contest on September 29, when Hamilton comes to Geneva, NY. The game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
Hobart Cross Country On September 22, the cross country team finished ninth out of eleven squads at the Houghton Invitational. Sophomore Ben Flanagan paced the Statesmen with an eleventh place overall finish out of 126 runners. The Statesmen travel to Clarkson on September 29 for the Liberty League Championships at 1 p.m.
Cross Country Photo Courtesy of Kevin Colton.
The cross country team came in eighth out of eleven squads at the aforementioned Houghton Invitational. Leading the Herons was sophomore Katie Pietrak who finished in 50th place out of 107 runners. The Herons join the Statesmen on September 29 at Clarkson for the Liberty League Championships.
The golf team finished third out of eight teams at the two-day Nazareth/Hobart Invitational last weekend. The Statesmen are back on the links on September 27, when they travel to Keuka for a dual match.
HWS The 9th-ranked field hockey team improved to 6-0 following thrilling victories over St. Lawrence and Hamilton last weekend. The Herons beat St. Lawrence on September 21 in double overtime and blanked Hamilton the following day, 2-0. Following a trip to Rochester for a match against host the University of Rochester (game played too late for publication), the Herons return to McCooey Field on September 29 to battle Elmira. Start time is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Sailing Last weekend, the sailing team won the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) Regatta. The victory qualified the team for the War Memorial Regatta to be held on October 27-28. The sailors return to the water on September 29-30, when they compete in the Carl Van Duyne and Faye Bennet Trophy Regattas at Navy, the Danmark Trophy at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the Tom Curtis Regatta hosted by Georgetown.
Photo Courtesy of Kevin Colton.
On September 21, the soccer team saw its unbeaten record come to an end against Union, 4-0. Following a tie with Skidmore, the 22nd ranked Statesmen rebounded with a 3-2 victory over St. John Fisher on September 25. The nationally ranked team travels to Hamilton on September 29 for a 2 p.m. contest.
Photo Courtesy of Kevin Colton.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck to the Statesmen and Herons!
7 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2007
The Herald Not Far(ce) From the Truth: Cubs Will Claim Baseball’s Holy Grail By Hans Williams Sports Contributor As I gaze out of my bedroom window, slouched in my chair, and examine the serenity of Odell’s Pond, each droplet of water seemingly appears commanded to march in unison toward the south bank by some omnipotent controller. I impatiently await fall’s arrival; the crisp, cool weather of autumn is long overdue. Leaves are beginning to change color, log cabin living woodsmen are beginning to stockpile firewood, and squirrels that make their homes above the mighty trees on the main quad are fighting their furry neighbors for the last few remaining acorns needed to survive winter’s chilling presence. The football season is in full bloom. But let’s not forget what else is manifesting itself right before our very eyes: the fall classic that is the Major League Baseball Playoffs. We all know about the Red Sox and Yankees. The Yankees organization has an ample amount of World Series titles, having won about a million since the inception of Major League Baseball. Beantown ended its 86-year-old drought in 2004 with a 4-0 series waxing of the St. Louis Cardinals. And let us not forget about the Chicago White Sox, who, like the Sox in red, ended their World Series famine in 2005 after 88 years of hair pulling hopelessness. Bliss recently has magically maneuvered its way into the historically somber hearts of most baseball organizations that had become accustomed to heartbreak and sleepless nights through the turn of the century. Bliss has a date with one last World Series starved franchise. The Chicago Cubs hope to break out of their 99-year malaise as the baseball regular season enters its final stretch. And, without question, albeit unforeseeable injuries to Alfonso Soriano and cronies, this is the year that Chicago’s Cubs will win it all, as the world will finally align itself with some distant planet called Cubbieuphoria—a planet whose forlorn eyes last made contact with our world’s some 99 years ago. Yes, this is the year Cubdom finally reaches the crest of that seemingly insurmountable mountain and basks in World Series light. No, I have not been
drinking Cubbie kool-aid the past few hours. This is not a hyperbole; there is no punch line. You might be wondering how I would dare make such a claim. Does it lack sanity? Perhaps. However, I possess some pretty persuasive points that might be prudent to ponder. For one, as previously mentioned, two ginormous World Series title shortages have recently been fulfilled. Is it not a bit odd that such occurred in consecutive seasons? Seems like the powers that be of the baseball world have determined that enough is enough and, after crowning the Red Sox and White Sox, it now appears imminent that the Cubs are next in line to usurp baseball’s grand throne. And consider this tidbit: the greatest hockey player in history wore jersey number 99. 2007 marks the 99th anniversary of the Cubs’ last World Series title. It would only be fitting for the greatest hockey player of all time to be numerically linked to one of the greatest sports moments that took 99 years to come to fruition. Hmm, is there not a song called “99 bottles of beer on the wall”? For the love of Sammy Sosa, or lack thereof, even a song has been written about the Cubs’ upcoming October date with destiny! And of course, rapper Jay-Z sang it best about 3rd baseman Aramis Ramirez’s health: “he’s got 99 problems but a pitch ain’t one.” Ninety-nine years is a long time, but like a fine wine, age only adds to the deliciousness and grandeur of the tasting experience, and it is about time the forbidden bottle of suds be uncorked so that Cubbie Nation can indulge in its stimulating, succulent taste. Call me crazy, but this has to be it. How can it not? If the law of averages does truly exist, and it does, then the time has come for the lovable losers of Chicago to finally reach the zenith of Mount Winforonce. The land of the 99 year-old dismal drought, imploring Mother Nature for renewed fertility, is about to be blanketed with booming rain clouds. Let’s just hope that the log cabin living woodsmen and quadinhabited squirrels are prepared for the mighty storm that should soon rock Baseball Nation.
HWS Athletics Events on Campus This Weekend
Saturday, September 29 William Smith Field Hockey vs. Elmira, 1 p.m. William Smith Tennis vs. Hamilton, 1 p.m. William Smith Soccer vs. Hamilton, 2 p.m. William Smith Crew vs. Ithaca, TBA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2007
The Herald Key To A Distant Place Stars clutter the sky, Squeeze your eyes shut You will see another world Through that tiny keyhole Is it happier, safer, more peaceful? Is it lonelier than here? Would I find new faces, smiling? Floating back Still dreaming of that place Realizing, Hoping, That someday I will be At peace with who I am, And what Iâ€™ve done. Forgiveness. Stars clutter the sky Opening up possibilities Possibilities to happiness Forgiveness That you will see I have changed I. Am. Me. That is beautiful. Where is my key? That world is where my heart shall remain.