Herald By and for the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges
FRIDAY, February 27, 2009
VOLUME CXXX ISSUE 22
Wine in Wegmans?
Hobart Student Threatened at Knifepoint
Local Liquor Stores Fight to Keep Wine Out of Grocery Stores
By Sarah Amundson ‘11 Herald Contributor
By Karissa Seeberger ’12 Arts and Entertainment Editor
Shena Vagliano/Editor in Chief
“Local wineries have never been friends of the liquor stores, and I have to be friends with them; but they leave a sour taste in my mouth,” said a particularly opinionated local liquor store owner when asked about the current proposal of legalizing wine sales in grocery stores. On February 25th, in Albany, at the Empire State Plaza, there will be a passionate rally to stop Governor Patterson’s proposal of allowing wine sales in grocery stores, mini-marts, delis, and convenience stores in New York State. The general consensus from the liquor stores is that this is a great injustice and they are concerned that their sales will drop dramatically due to this law. Brian Finnerty, the manager of Pedulla’s Liquor store, expressed
his displeasure at this proposal, because his store is a family business of three generations. He stated that, “The commercialized businesses are taking away from the small local businesses that really make the economy.” The law would be disregarding the relationship that these familyowned stores already have with the community and the benefits of the knowledgeable wine connoisseurs who guide their customers through the wine purchasing process. The local businesses have the time to recommend which wines would be appropriate for certain meals, and that is what keeps the locals coming back time and time again. WINE continued on Page 2
Students Score Extended Hours By Sarah Amundson ‘11 Herald Contributor This fall saw many physical changes to the Scandling Center, which added over 17,500 sq. ft of useable space to the building and included amenities such as the student television center and the Vandervort Room. As a result of student activism, this spring will see equally drastic changes in students’ ability to utilize the improved Scandling Center. Starting Sunday, March 1st and for the rest of the semester, Scandling will stay open until 2:00 am Sunday through Thursday. These new hours will be maintained throughout the semester with the exception of reading days, finals, and midterms, for which Scandling will be open on a 24-hour schedule. March 8th through March 13th marks the initial 24-hour schedule period. Outcry in the fall from both student governments and from a student run protest led to the changes in the Scandling Center schedule. Jennie Seidewand ’09, one of those pushing for longer hours says of the initiative, “We noticed along with other students that there was a lack of student controlled space on campus and that students had virtually no say in the development and planning of the new “Student Center.” A Student Center, in our opinion, should reflect what students need and desire on campus. One of those things in particular happens to be a comfortable, accessible, 24-hour space.” Though there
were requests made by the student governments to extend Scandling hours for last semester’s reading days, a student protest was organized during this period from December 14-15th. Among the students who played major roles in the push for more accessible student space by organizing the protest were Benjamin Michalak ’09, Gala Mukomolova ’12, Estephanie Giordano ’10, and Marissa Biondolillo ’11, as well as Jennie Seidewand. Following the protest several meetings were held, although poorly attended, and student marker boards were set up to garner feedback. The predominant requests, in addition to more student-controlled space were for more gaming tables in dorms and Scandling and more food options were requested. Unfortunately, staffing costs inhibit a full semester 24/7 schedule at Belinda Littlefield/Managing Editor Scandling, however based on preliminary headcounts from last semester, Robert Pool believes 2:00 am is an adequate closing time. Pool says that it is not just a matter of staffing the building, but also providing proper maintenance and security. The two additional hours exclusively pertain to accessing the building and there will be no additional dining hours. SCANDLING continued on Page 2
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On Tuesday, February 17 around the fifth suspect was seized on his 12:00am a Hobart and William Smith attempt to flee the building. student was robbed at knifepoint by Later, the student was able to five African-American males on the positively identify the perpetrator corner of Williams St. and Pulteney holding the knife. The GPD were St. The student was returning alone to able to arrest the knife-wielding his apartment at 380 when the attack assailant and his arraignment was occurred. Though the student’s held on the morning of February account of the events is not entirely 23rd. The armed perpetrator faces clear, he recalls that the assailants a B felony charge that could hold a accused him of stealing from one maximum sentence of twelve years. of their friends, at Three of the other which point one The assailants accused men have also been of the men pulled while the him of stealing from one arrested, out a knife and fifth arrest is yet demanded money. of their friends, at which to be made. These The student point one of the men men face less handed the men pulled out a knife and serious charges. cash and quickly Cal Brown, demanded money. began to leave the Director of scene uninjured. Campus Safety, Reportedly, the victim heard one cannot stress the significance of of the men scream, “get his cell reporting incidents, like the events phone” and he ran to the safety of of last Tuesday night, to the proper his apartment. Rather than notifying authorities immediately. He praised either Campus Safety or the Geneva the victim’s friends for having the Police Department, the student foresight to notify Campus Security. called his friends. The boys followed He repeatedly mentioned the a group of men who fit their friend’s importance of reaching safety and description and within fifteen alerting the authorities so that the minutes reported the incident to issue can be resolved as soon as Campus Safety. The Geneva Police possible. He is particularly grateful Department were notified as well and that the victim’s friends had the Campus Security as well as Geneva foresight to notify Campus Security Police Department followed the about the incident on the night that suspects to an apartment on Pulteney it occurred. St where four of the suspects were MUGGING continued on Page 2 apprehended immediately and
Tray-less Tuesdays Kickoff By TJ Radzwich ‘09 Herald Contributor This week Saga dining hall began the brand new Tray-less Tuesday initiative. What started as a class project for Senior TJ Radzwich and Junior Hillary Anderson for the course Teaching Environmental Sustainability has now expanded to a weekly event to bring the Colleges closer to attaining the goals of the President’s Climate Commitment. By going trayless each Tuesday for the rest of the semester students can help cut out the water used to wash the trays, the energy needed to heat that water, and the chemicals used in the washing process, as well as reduce the cost of each of these inputs. Last semester HWS students got to experience tray-less dining for the first time in Saga dining hall. For one lunch period all the trays were removed from the dining area and students quickly learned how to balance their plates, bowls, and cups. This two day experiment focused mainly on waste reduction and compared the amount of food and beverage waste from a lunch with trays to a lunch without trays. The results from the experiment were very promising. Data from a survey sent out before the tray-less meal took place showed that 66% of 515 respondents would be happy or indifferent if trays were removed from the dining hall. After the tray-less meal took place, a
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follow-up survey showed that 62% of 256 respondents thought it was more comfortable at their tables without trays, 75% would be in support of another tray-less meal each week or month, and 72% would support Saga
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in going completely tray-less. The results from the experiment showed large reductions in food and beverage waste as well. From the lunch period with trays to the lunch period without trays the beverage waste per person was reduced by 28% and food waste per person TRAY-LESS continued on Page 2
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FRIDAY, February 27, 2009
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SCANDLING continued from Page 1 Although, the dining hours in both Saga and the Café remain the same as they were prior to the extended Scandling hours, vending machines will be installed and are expected to be fully functional by the first 24-hour period. The vending machines will offer healthy snacks as well as typical vending machine fare. In addition to the extended hours, student feedback has also helped relax the rules about student posting. Prior to the initiative for more student control of Scandling, the brick was off limits for posting. Now posters are allowed on any of the walls and the windows can be painted to help students advertise for events or clubs. Posting on the doors is still off limits; Pool suggests it is a safety risk. Although this marks a slight
improvement towards student control, many students feel that a two-hour extension of the Scandling schedule is inadequate, especially if food is primarily unavailable. One William Smith Junior remarked, “When I visit St. Lawrence, [a school of comparable size] I can actually get food when I go to their student center late at night. It’s even open until 2:00 am on the weekends. This is a step in the right direction, but our school needs to cater to students’ needs a lot better.” A Hobart student agreed, saying sarcastically, “I’m ecstatic that I have an additional two-hours to check my mail.” Whether this is an affective and adequate push towards studentcontrolled space will be seen over the course of this semester.
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On the other side of the argument, spokesperson for Wegman’s, Jo Natale, reveals many of the pros of including a wine section in the grocery stores. “There are many, many reasons why this is the right decision, at the right time,” she states confidently. Well-versed in the topic, she expressed directly and clearly that Wegman’s is very much in favor of the law, explaining that New York is the only state of fifteen states that does not permit the sale of wine in grocery stores. As the only wine-producing state in the country left out of this act, she sees it as necessary to aid the state by providing it with the badly needed revenue and also providing customers with a great convenience. Natale urges the liquor stores to, “Take this opportune time to ask for changes in the law such as: to sell other products, change their hours of operation, or seek a law to allow them to create chains with their businesses.” Neal Headley, owner of the Liquor Barn mentioned that, “This will change the business dramatically and take the biggest part of wine sales away.” However, even though the grocery stores may be granted this ability, they will never match the selection of wines found at liquor stores.
As history has the tendency to repeat itself, an unnamed liquor store owner pointed out that this is what happened fifteen years ago with wine coolers in grocery stores, and that with wineries’ hidden agendas and high hopes to skyrocket their sales, they gained access to grocery stores. A l t h o u g h , displeased by the proposal, Brian Finnerty was pleasantly surprised Shena Vagliano/Editor in Chief by how supportive his customers have been. They have reached out to the local businesses inquiring what part they can play to fight this. A useful website that openly discusses what actions can be taken in order to prevent the conquest of the little guys by the “big box stores” is www.lastmainstreetstore. com. The wine producers are thrilled by this prospective law and meanwhile the liquor stores are disgruntled. Despite all of the efforts from both sides, the debate continues and, as the economy is not in a good condition, many are worried that some local businesses will be shut down. However, the contrary view can be argued that although alcohol is considered a depressant, it will act as a stimulant for our economy by creating jobs and revenue. As of now, it is difficult to predict what the outcome will be regarding this proposal to allow wine sales in grocery stores.
TRAY-LESS continued from Page 1 was cut by 19%. Without even considering the other reductions in water, energy, chemicals, and costs, the tray-less meal made a significant impact. By not washing the 800 or so trays used during the single lunch period our environmental footprint was greatly reduced. This one meal experiment was just a stepping stone for the bigger initiative which began this past Tuesday. This semester the Tray-less Tuesday initiative will focus not only on waste reduction but on resource reduction as well as educating others about sustainability. Each week students who choose to go tray-less on Tuesdays are able to sign a petition saying they support environmental
sustainability at HWS. The number of supporters each week and the amount of water, energy, chemicals, and money saved from week to week will all be monitored and the results will be provided to students in the Herald in addition to being posted in the dining hall. Over the remaining weeks of the semester the Trayless Tuesday initiative hopes to be a positive step toward our campus’ sustainability goal. By giving clear evidence that going tray-less does make both an environmental and economic impact we hope to gain student support and make a permanent impact on this campus.
MUGGING continued from Page 1 Fortunately, such events are infrequent. However, among his requests for prompt reports of incidents, Cal Brown also stressed the importance of preventing such unfortunate events with proper planning. It is important to avoid walking alone late at night. If that cannot be avoided, Brown suggested utilizing the campus shuttle service, which now runs on thirty-minute intervals. Though he admitted the use of the shuttle service would require extra time, he said of the service, “it may not be convenient, but it is safe.” However, as one William Smith sophomore observes, “The robbery made me feel really unsafe, but it’s too bad that the only suggestions
the school offers for your own personal safety is to take the shuttle when you need to go somewhere at night. If anything the new system is less safe; where you’re stuck waiting up to an hour for a ride that doesn’t even run on schedule.” Unfortunately there are currently few alternatives. Cal Brown did also wish to remind students that if the van service is not an option, it is preferable to call Campus Safety and make accommodations to avoid walking alone late at night. It is fortunate that no one was injured during the robbery, but it seems evident that both students and the Colleges have to take responsibility in preventing future occurrences of such incidents.
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Appletini For those of you who happen to enjoy the show Scrubs, this dink will definitely ring a bell. During the first few seasons, Dr. John Dorian’s preferred drink was the Appletini. So to honor the show, which is in its final season on ABC, I chose to give the recipe for a simple Appletini. And don’t forget, when you order one be sure to ask for, “Appletini please . . . . easy on the ‘tini’.” Ingredients 1 1/2 oz Smirnoff Green Apple vodka 1 oz Sour Apple schnapps Stir the ingredients together with crushed ice in a cocktail or martini glass, and serve
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FRIDAY, February 27, 2009
Campus Happenings Why I Relay By Caroline Dosky ‘12 Herald Contributor On April 10, 2009, the Bristol Field House will transform into a place of celebration and remembrance as Hobart and William Smith holds their second annual Relay for Life. Relay For Life is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society in which over 3.5 million people across the United States join together to fight back against cancer by raising money, spreading awareness, and remembering those who have lost their lives to cancer. It is very alarming and unfortunate to think that one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that nearly 700 students out of the 2,000 on campus will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. This alarming and horrific statistic is what has driven me to participate in Relay for Life every year since 2004. As a daughter of a two-time colon cancer survivor, the benefits that my dad received by fund-raising efforts, helped him conquer his cancer. In addition, having my grandfather die from cancer, I am willing to do anything I can to raise money to try and find a cure for cancer. My friends and I are the next generation, and we must continue to fight this disease as the generation before us has done. It is my personal responsibility to not give
up and to work hard towards a cure in the near future. I love participating in the Relay for Life because it gives each community a chance to celebrate cancer survivors as well as honor those that have lost their lives to cancer. From 7:00pm on April 10th to 7:00am on April 11th, HWS will hold their own Relay for Life in Bristol Gym. This 12 hour walk-a-thon is truly a beautiful event that is inspirational and moving for all of the participants involved. Each and every person on this campus can help make a difference in the fight against cancer! By forming a team and raising money for the American Cancer Society, our world will be one step closer to finding a cure for cancer. Please visit Hobart and William Smith’s Relay for Life website to sign up your team of friends for this life changing event! (www.relayforlife.org/ hobartwilliamsmithcollege). With the help of Relay for Life, the HWS community will celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who have tragically lost their lives to cancer, and fight back against this deadly disease. Please join us in the fight against cancer!
Top Five News Stories You May Have Missed By Andrew Donovan ‘12 Herald Contributor 1. President Obama’s Speech To Congress On Tuesday, President Barack Obama gave his first major speech since Inauguration Day. This one was to a rare jointsession of Congress and the American public in a format similar to that of a State of the Union. The president’s focus was on the dire state of our economy and his plan at working to recover it. One of his major pledges was to quickly reform healthcare and cited rising health-care premiums as a reason small businesses had a hard time staying afloat. 2. Dow Jones Industrial average drops to lowest point since 1997 As the economic recession continues, one of the major indicators always seems to be the stock market. On Monday, the major market indicators dropped more than three percent, including the Dow, which fell 251 points and fell to its lowest close since May 7, 1997. The main cause of this was the question on everyone’s mind of possibly nationalizing the banks. 3. The Oscars The 81st Academy Awards were not dampened due to the economic recession and took place in their traditional grand fashion. “Slumdog Millionaire” was the biggest winner taking home eight Oscars. This rags-to-riches film took place in Mumbai and was based on a contestant of the game show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” Sean Penn won the Oscar for best actor in a leading role for his part in “Milk” and used his podium moment to advocate for gay rights. Kate Winslet won her Oscar for best actress after
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being nominated five times in her career; she acknowledged the tough competition in her category including recordbreaking nominee Meryl Streep. 4. New York Post Cartoon causes controversy Wednesday’s edition of the New York Post caused a lot of controversy due to a political cartoon being interpreted as “racist.” The drawing depicted the dead body of chimpanzee that had been shot by two police officers. The caption said, “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.” This cartoon was intended to connect the two stories of the economic stimulus bill and the chimp killed in Connecticut after attacking a woman. Reverend al Sharpton and organizations such as the NAARP quickly called for a retraction of the cartoon. Tuesday, chairman of the New York Post, Rupert Murdoch, publically apologized for the comic’s publication. 5. Secretar y of State makes first overseas visit Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the first overseas trip for the Obama Administration last week. She visited Asia with the hopes of discussing the world-wide effects of the recession. Her visit included scheduled stops in Japan, China, South Korea, and Indonesia. In China, Clinton also agreed to focus on climate change in what was being called the most important city on her tour. Along with working on the financial issues and climate change, the United States would like China to improve efforts to address threats like Iran and North Korea’s nuclear weaponry threat and harsh security problems in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Last-Minute Spring Break Trip Ideas By Caley Goldblatt ’12 Herald Contributor Our never ending winter has misled students to believe that spring break is a long way off. Because of this, students have procrastinated making their spring break plans. Now, with just under two weeks left, the pressure to find a vacation spot is setting in. Here are a few ideas how to get yourself off your parent’s couch and onto the beach.
Although is pretty far to go, Cancun is associated with spring break for a reason. Sunny weather, beautiful beaches and a whole lot of college kids to keep you company, Cancun is perfect for those who like to party. Though the tickets are a little pricier, there are tons of all inclusive packages online for college students which make a trip to Mexico possible.
Roadtrip to Canada
Sometimes there’s nothing like a road trip for a bit of spring break fun. A trip to Canada might be just the low-cost vacation you’re looking for. Start off your adventure by traveling up to Niagara Falls to check out the view from land or by boat tour. Afterwards, keep heading north to Toronto to check out the Hockey Hall of Fame, do some fun winter sports, or just enjoy the crazy Canadian nightlife.
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The school offers alternate spring break. It’s an opportunity to help out with the Katrina relief with your friends and get a taste of Louisiana culture. There are still a few spots available to escape into the heat of the south so contact the Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning to sign up.
is a great spring break option. There are plenty of colleges students blowing off steam and involve a relatively short flight. Have breakfast with Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World, swim with dolphins at SeaWorld, or take a tour of Universal Studios. Travelocity offers a flight from Rochester for only $151.
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Campus Happenings Get to Know the Area This new section of The Herald is meant to give the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges a taste of what Geneva and the surrounding area has to offer. Every issue John Howland, our official Get to Know Your Area Correspondent, will be reviewing a local business so that you can get to know more about our community.
The Flour Petal By John Howland ’10 Herald Contributor On a late Friday afternoon I became hungry for a sandwich. Wanting to avoid the bland over processed chain known as Subway I decided to quench my appetite at the Flour Petal. Although this establishment is known for its sandwiches, it has many other treats that can satisfy any customer’s desire. The Flour Petal is a small shop missed by many students not only because of it’s size but also the location. Located at 34 Linden Street, it is right near the Post Office, stuck in the middle of a one way street not often visited by the bar crawling crowd. Although it may not exactly be on your way it is definitely worth the stop. The inside is something reminiscent of your kitchen back home. The wooden paneling combined with the hand written signs let you know that you are at a truly local business. Lazy fans and a customer sipping on their afternoon coffee, reading the paper brings you back to a similar age. Time does not seem to pass here, but rather stand still as your mind relaxes and forgets about that ten page paper you haven’t started yet or that your summer plans involve McDonalds 30-40 hours a week at 7 dollars an hour. Yep, it is just the place to unwind after a hard week. I walked in just past three on Friday and the aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies engulfed my nostrils. The window looking into the kitchen allowed me to see exactly where the smell was c o m i n g from. This small aspect of the café is nice because you do not have to worry that your food is dirty because you can see exactly how it is prepared. The owner Judy Dombek emerged from this aromatic orifice to take my order of a grilled cheese and cappuccino. After I informed her that I was from the Herald and that I wanted to interview her, she tidied up and sat down with me. This interview was unlike anything I have ever done. It was more like catching up with my grandmother than procuring information for the school news paper.
This café specializes not only in lunch time delicacies but also a profusion of lattes, espressos cappuccinos, coffees and teas. In addition to this very Italian sounding drink menu, there is also over twenty different flavor shots that can be added to your beverage. There are many different types of lunch options Shena Vagliano/Editor in Chief including both cold and hot sandwiches, wraps, and salads to choose from. Probably the most famous choice is the Rubin sandwich. If you prefer brunch, then you are in luck as all of the breakfast options are served all day. After being in business for eleven years Judy has seen many students come and go through her shop. She has always tried to make it a “home away from home”. She has filled an entire book full of comments from people passing through her little café. Authors have come from as diverse places as Europe, South America, and even Africa. She prides herself on making everyone feel welcome, and she has done a great job. To finish off my visit I ordered both a slice of apple pie, and strawberry shortcake. To say that they melted in my mouth would be an understatement. The crust on the pie was cooked to a buttery perfection. The filling had a hint of cinnamon which left you wanting more. After I finished my pie I moved to the shortcake. Housed in a massive bowl sat a fluffy white biscuit drowning in a sweet strawberry sauce topped with some whipped cream. Before starting I laughed saying that I didn’t think I could finished the whole thing. I was wrong. Not only did I finish it, but I did so with a smile on my face. So weather you are visiting the Flour Petal for it’s breakfast, lunch, beverage, or desert options I can say with confidence that your visit will be worthwhile. I give this little hole in the wall five out of five for it’s homey appeal, delectable options, and gracious owner. So I encourage you to stop on by and get to know Judy and her wonderful creations.
John’s Rating: 5/5 Stars
The Blotter Tuesday, Feb 17th 2 Hobart students found in possession of marijuana at Zappler at 9:23pm • Robbery on Pulteney Street at 11:55pm, GPD arrested individual.
Thursday, Feb 19th
• Graffiti found in Rees at 3:45pm, still under investigation.
Friday, Feb 20th
• Harassment on St. Clair Street at 1:00am, still under investigation. • 5 Hobart and 4 William Smith students under 21 found in possession of alcohol in Potter at 11:20pm.
Saturday, Feb 21st
• Vehicle vandalized at Odells at 11:14am, still under investigation.
Sunday, Feb 22nd
• Graffiti found in Jackson at 3:11am, still under investigation • 1 Hobart student vandalized furniture at 737 South Main at 5:18am. • Door vandalized in Potter at 8:50am, still under investigation
Monday, Feb 23rd
• Several items stolen from Odells at 10:00am, still under investigation.
CAB Winter Carnival Draws Small Crowd for a Big Price By Kelsey Bair ‘11 Herald Contributor This past weekend, the Colleges to have the rink behind Scandling sponsored the first annual Winter Center, enabling more thru traffic Festival, which included a synthetic and drawing bigger crowds from ice rink, a broomball tournament, Saga and Café dinners. The warmer a snowman building contest, free weather of the previous week skating, free t-shirts, s’mores, and however, impeded those plans. hot chocolate. The event had been The dirt surface behind Scandling in the planning process since last became too soft and a harder surface spring 2008 when Robert Pool along was needed in order to keep the rink with Buildings and Grounds and intact. The Medbury parking lot was Res Ed decided In terms of CAB therefore chosen to bring an ice as the alternate rink to campus attendance, larger scale option. Pool and as part of the events normally draw others suspect CAB program. about 200 students, that this may have The school had hurt attendance by yet due to the changes about 100 people been talking to 4 or 5 ice-making and the frigid weather, due to the isolated companies, both the Winter Festival only location. However, real ice and those that were drew about 70. synthetic, but in involved in the the end decided to opt for synthetic broomball tournament as well as ice due to the upkeep and expenses curious spectators were still able to associated with real ice. Synthetic ice find the rink. also permitted Pool and others not to In terms of CAB attendance, have to worry about the frequently larger scale events normally draw unpredictable Geneva weather. about 200 students, yet due to the Sarah Burton, a broomball changes and the frigid weather, the participant, said in terms of the Winter Festival only drew about 70. synthetic ice, “I had never seen it Despite the low attendance levels, before; I thought it was pretty cool. It the broomball tournament was a was kind of hard to get used to in the success among student participants. first broomball game, but after awhile Kristen Tobey along with the Res Ed I think both teams got used to it, and staff played an instrumental role in we started to skate more than fall. terms of organizing and advertising It was a little weird though because this event and deserves to be thanked it was really oily and when you fell by the entire student body. and pieces of the synthetic ice stuck In spite of the last minute location to articles of clothing.” Burton’s change and cold weather, those who comments were not uncommon participated in the Winter Festival among broomball participants. The seemed to enjoy the synthetic rink, skates seemed too dull to actually hot chocolate, and free t-shirts. In enable one to glide across the ice future years, hopefully the school and therefore made the synthetic ice will see higher attendance levels, but feel more like an oily plastic surface overall the planning and coordination rather than real ice. seemed to be successful. Pool had originally intended
What is WHWS? By Nina Dotti ‘12 Herald Contributor From 11:00 am until 2:00 am WHWS radio brings popular rock music to campus and the surrounding Geneva area. WHWS used to host a California based Spanish show called Bilingue, but recently switched to student run programming. Now students have the opportunity to be live DJs; with around 30 radio hosts beginning to fill in the many open hours of airtime, WHWS is successfully starting their first year. Aaron Read, the General Manager, and Greg Cotterill, the Station Manager, were very positive about the new change. They oversee WHWS, but because this is a student run radio station, most of the decisions and responsibilities are left to the students. Since WHWS is just beginning it has not reached its full potential. There are several job opportunities waiting to be filled, such as additional news and sports casters as well as community calendar coordinators. But most importantly there are many hours when the studio sits empty while streaming music from a large database of songs that has been assembled.Aaron Read said in an interview, “we would love it if there were” live student DJs for every available hour of airtime. Right now there are only approximately twelvedifferent shows on air. Because it is still a very new station the chance to create ones own show has not yet become limited by available time or competition. Aaron Read explained how at
most well developed college radio stations the opportunity to be on air is hard to come by. But since WHWS is just igniting, the possibilities are available to potentially anyone. The already successful radio shows are generally a collaboration of 2 or 3 students, and predominantly play rock or alternative rock music. There is even one 90’s show put on
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by several high school seniors from the local area. Starting this Friday WHWS is going to be airing live in the Scandling Center from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Francesca Antonucci ‘10, the promotions director, said how she hoped this would promote the new and relatively unknown radio station. Even though WHWS has completely transformed, between the two and eleven in the morning, and some additional hours on the weekends, radio Bilingue is still broadcasted for all those old fans.
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FRIDAY, February 27, 2009
Opinions Hobart Student Government in Chaos By Tim Hollinger ’11 Opinions Editor Quorum members left mid- on the Executive Board (E-board), the proposal to the Budget Allocations meeting in disgust. The president, who was accused of trying to take Committee (BAC). In a breach of Ross Hicks, dropped the f-bomb power away from the quorum. The responsibility and faith, a staff member as well as temporarily dismissing E-board has certainly made mistakes allegedly prematurely revealed the Robert’s Rules of Order. Debate while attempting to jam legislation BAC’s not-so-favorable results to a raged and tempers flared. Voting through, and has often refrained from member of the IFC. As a result, the blocks re-emerged as pivotal tools, and discussing proposed changes with IFC scrambled to present the same Statesmen passionately quoted from everyone in the quorum; however, the proposal to HSG, without hearing or the continuation. Tens of thousands learning curve has been steep, and understanding why the BAC couldn’t of dollars were appropriated. The the disorder of the meeting proved provide the funding, and then making system was pushed to the breaking that, if anything, the E-board isn’t the necessary changes. The IFC point, and the meeting exposed using enough of its power. should receive funding, but they need glaring problems in how the to provide dates and details (as in Hobart Student Government of proposed events. This Forcing our fellow female themes) (HSG) operates. Despite all this, would ensure quorum members it was likely the most productive that student tax dollars are being students to get up and meeting in years. responsibly and that money leave the room like second used In a historic vote, quorum will be spent only on open parties. members decided to allow William class citizens while deans The IFC also needs to slash Smith students to stay in the room, coasts. and other staff are allowed unnecessary only as observers, while Hobart Debate raged over the many students voted on proposals. This to stay as obser vers is an issues that faced the quorum. decision erased a precedent that The constitution was repeatedly outdated tradition. had stood for almost two hundred quoted, championed and trashed years. In what appeared to be in the course of the discussion. outrage, many Hobart traditionalists While in session, the men of the It is clear that there are fundamental and longtime quorum members left quorum should never be permitted to flaws in the document. A disclaimer the meeting after the vote. I understand speak or scream over each other, use at the beginning of the constitution the importance of tradition, and it was crude language, or make a mockery essentially states that it is to be used a major factor in why I chose to come of the proceedings. The guidelines of as a guideline - in addition, parts of to Hobart; however, we need to be able Robert’s Rules of Order should always the HSG constitution haven’t been to distinguish between worthwhile be adhered to. Watching the HSG once enforced in recent years, or ever. traditions and outdated traditions. again dissolve into petty bickering As a result, the rules Forcing our fellow female was painful, and should never again surrounding voting rights remain students to get up and leave the room be permitted during proceedings. It hazy. As it is, any enrolled Statesman like second class citizens while deans is the E-board’s responsibility to keep can vote; however, this allows for and other staff are allowed to stay as HSG meetings civil and open to all voter blocks (groups of students observers is an outdated tradition. appropriate debate and discussion. with the same view on an issue) to I acknowledge that William Smith Crude behavior aside, during the overwhelm the classic make-up of students could get more done as course of the meeting a representative the government and push legislation participants in their own government from the Inter-Fraternal Council (IFC) through. With controversial proposals rather then as viewers of another presented a proposal requesting that looming on HSG’s calendar, voter government, but that doesn’t mean HSG fund non-alcoholic elements of blocks will likely become common, Hobart deserves carte blanche to fraternity parties. Even as a member unless the existing rule that only treat William Smith students like a of the community who is not involved allows returning members to vote is segregated class. This dated process in Greek life, I believe this is a great actually enforced. led to time delays, unnecessary idea. Students should be provided with Despite the chaos of the commotion, and the ostracization of a safe place to party. It is irresponsible meeting, much was accomplished our fellow students. This latest move and potentially dangerous for us to - some of the votes may come to be represents a leap in inclusiveness pretend that students will not party regretted, others celebrated. We did, and transparency and should be merely because it is illegal. That after all, approve funds for a Girl Talk celebrated, not spat on. being said, the proposal was still concert. Still, the money came out With the voting policy revised, rife with problems and needs to be of the excess fund, and we’ll have to the HSG was able to tackle the meat resubmitted. wait and see if it was the best use of of the meeting. It began with an attack The IFC originally presented student funds.
Got Suggestions? By TJ Radzwich ’09 Herald Contributor
Have you ever had an idea or suggestion for something on campus and just didn’t know who to tell it to? I had a similar problem once and didn’t really know what to do about it. Then I had an idea. There has never really been an open forum for students to voices these concerns and ideas so I figured why not make one. This is where hwsideas.blogspot.com came from. The idea behind this blog is that it will be a forum for discussion of all ideas relating to Hobart and William Smith Colleges. If you have an idea that you think should be implemented on campus then make it be heard. The blog will be open for anyone to suggest anything serious. The Herald staff will sort through the
suggestions, forward them along to the appropriate administrative bodies, and if they’re good enough, maybe even publish a few in the paper (anonymously of course). The first idea that was posted on the blog is listed below. “The Odell’s parking lot really needs to get the lines repainted. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve come to park and I simply drove around the lot once and then had to park across the street in the freshman lot. For the number of people living in Odell’s it is absurd that there are so few places to park. The construction of the new pod this past year added 50 residents to the Village at Odell’s pond and took away about 20 or so parking spots. The main annoyance here is
that the parking spots we do have are big enough for a small aircraft. I n the winter the parking situation gets a bit better because people can’t see the lines and because of this they actually fit more cars in. I’ve taken the time to count the spots in the lot and there are 54 spaces. From experience parking here in the winter I also know that four cars can fit in the space of only three parking spots. So, if the lines were simply repainted the parking lot can add 18 more spots. I don’t see why this hasn’t been done yet but I would really like to see it happen. So if you have a similar idea and really would like to see something done about it, check out the site and post your thoughts at: hwsideas.blogspot.com.
Fire Regulations? By TJ Radzwich ’09 Herald Contributor Every year we are warned by RAs and friends that the fire marshal is coming and we should take down our violations so we don’t get fined. And every year I’ve complied—I have taken down my curtains, holiday lights, tapestries and whatever else I thought was considered illegal. This year, however, I wasn’t lucky enough to get everything down in time. I was sitting upstairs in my room in Odell’s when I heard a knock at the door. I was the only one in the unit, so I ran downstairs to see who it was, and to my despair, the door
rules regarding fire safety. This is where my problem with fire safety at our school comes in. Lonnie explained that the fire regulations allowed our school a limited number of holidays when students were allowed to put up lights. This included Christmas and one other holiday, which currently slips my mind. However, about a week later I had a discussion with ResEd about regulations regarding holiday decorations. When I mentioned what Lonnie had told me about only these two “acceptable” holidays, they disagreed. What I was told by ResEd was that hanging lights a week before and a week after any holiday was acceptable. This is also the same thing I was told by my RA every year since I was a freshman. However, listening to what ResEd or the RA tells you about fire safety will not keep you from getting handed a $500 bill from Lonnie. After four years at HWS, I still have no solid understanding of the TJ Radzwich/Photographer fire regulations, and I think the same probably goes for a majority of opened to Lonnie the fire marshal campus. and the head of campus security. The most frustrating aspect of They were here to do a random all of this is hearing that other students inspection of our unit. Immediately were getting outrageous fines when my mind went to everything that our school does not even have a set was illegal in the house. We had of definite rules written anywhere. curtains on every window, along Until Lonnie and ResEd come up with with lights and streamers from a concrete set of rules there should the holidays. I was very apologetic be no inspections, or at the very least, about the decorations and told them students should stop being fined for I thought it was still close enough to celebrating the holidays. Lastly, until the holiday. They informed me that an easily accessible list is available it wasn’t. I had to take them down. I to students, the fire marshal should gladly took everything down and had stay away from our campus and stop a nice discussion about the actual giving students such a hard time.
What About CAB? Name Withheld Herald Contributor It is remarkable that there is a great uproar over the funds allocated by the Budget Allocation Committee (BAC), but I hear not a murmur about what happens to the $92,000 that goes to Campus Activities Board (CAB) every year. You see, if you had done the math and calculated the Student Activities Fee (SAF) that was published a few weeks ago, you would have noticed something interesting: $23 is apportioned per student per semester to CAB, making them the second most of any single beneficiary of that fee. WTF? I want to know where in the world that money goes and I think that any student who cares about what happens to their money at school would want to know that as well. I believe everyone should be more enraged about this element of the SAF than any other financial issue. While the BAC has barely enough money to give to clubs, CAB indulges itself in mounds of cash- but where does it go? Do you know? I don’t! I have been to several CAB events and seen on average 25-50 people, once about 100 people- at bingo night. By the way, did you know that the school could have been sued by the state of New York for violating the gaming laws? Apparently the people at CAB didn’t realize that bingo was gambling and that you need a permit to do that. Hmm, yes I see, playing a game for money- how could that be considered gambling? If there are people that need training it would be the students who run CAB. If there are funds that need to be exposed- it is those used by CAB. Let us examine for a moment the purpose of CAB. Part of the reason it was created was to deter students from going to parties filled with alcohol and drugs. First of all, that is impossible; there will always be a large portion of people getting drunk and high on this campus.
What’s more, many of the people who attend the better advertised and generally larger events that are hosted and planned by CAB, come already drunk or high, maybe even both. Moreover, as seen by the incredibly slim participation of CAB events that they are not a hindrance to the alcohol and drug filled parties on campus. CAB events generally end too late to be affective, rarely going past 12 o’clock. CAB does not work! This raises the question: should the money that presently goes to CAB be rerouted to the BAC? The BAC would be able to give more money to clubs enabling them to host events that have better participation and are more interesting. The activities and events hosted by clubs also reach out to a larger and more diverse audience. They would make the face of the campus look much better, and would enable more people to get involved in campus activities. Our campus would gain popularity and better standing in the college community, as clubs bring in more notable speakers, host larger and better events, and take trips to conferences, games, and other offcampus activities where they would be able to get involved with other colleges. All of this would make HWS a more competitive and better known and respected campus. Plus, if more money is split up, there are more choices for your Friday/Saturday night. So ask yourselves- do you want your money going primarily to a single organization that spends it in such a way that most people never see the outcome? Or do you want to increase the diversity, the social life, the party scene, and the image of this campus - your home for four years? If the answer is yes then go to student government, the administration, and the deans. Demand that CAB be made responsible for its actions, and that the money it receives unjustly and uselessly be spent in more appropriate and beneficial ways.
FRIDAY, February 27, 2009
Arts and Entertainment The Smith is Fun? What?
By Nicholas Petros ’09 Herald Contributor On a Friday night the Smith is silent. An eager crowd stares at an empty stage. The lights are off. The speakers hum. A guitar string moans in the distance, and four men and a woman without instruments walk on stage, greeted by a curious applause. The guitar buzz begins to morph into a rhythm as the five take their places. The crowd continues to cheer, still wondering… “Where is he?” Drum sticks clap together, he is ready. Bass strings shimmer as familiar hands gently graze them. They are muffled. A spot light shifts the crowd’s focus to the center of the stage, where a man holding a glistening, hot red telecaster stands with a smile from ear to ear. He is exactly where he wants to be, and the crowd could not be more excited to see him. This is Robert Randolph. For those who are not familiar with jam bands do not be ashamed, I am one of you. This was my first experience of such an event; and surely it will not be the last. Robert Randolph and the Family Band graced the stage with a poise, and familiarity that invite the listener to participate. In fact, the band was so involved with the crowd that I am sure each member would slap me twice for addressing them so formally. Maybe afterwards I would be asked: “Are ya feelin’ good?” That is what this band was all about. Playing originals mixed with classic hits in a delectable fusion of fun, Robert Randolph truly made time fly. In terms of musical expertise, one would be hard pressed to find a group more ‘in-synch’ (no pun intended) with its style and its sound. Robert Randolph’s never-ending riffs mixed with fast and tight bass, energetic drums, complemented by perfectly appropriate keys never sounded so good. In fact the second guitarist
actually played lead parts as well. He and Robert Randolph coordinated solos that formed their own unique and almost impossible melodies. I say impossible in the sense that two talented guitar players are required to constitute one melody like this. But that’s not all.
stars of the show. The Scope opened the show with an equally engaging display of rhythm and musical expertise. Singers Chris Stripp ’09, and Danielle DeVito ’09 were each celebrated with greater applause than the following act. Sarik Kumar ’11, having become a familiar face to HWS show-goers, made his mark once again as one of the colleges’ musical elite. Andrew Mahoney ’10, although a more reserved presence on stage, proved his bass prowess and earned himself celebrity recognition by the end of the night as well. Members of the crowed actually began to cheer for the bassist, demanding more volume. Mike Buccino ’09 repeatedly wowed the crowd with unimaginably fast and complex keyboard riffs, proving that he could play with the pros. Danielle was actually invited to take the stage by Robert Randolph himself during the encore, and was greeted with the loudest applause of the night. Finally, Chris Stripp is a talent unmatched at Hobart and William Smith; his vocals on Friday night surpassed those of many professionals touring today. Not a note was missed as Lauren Wells/Photographer he captured the crowd’s attention The show was non-stop, no and engaged his listeners; producing breaks, pure fun, from 9 to just past cheer after cheer. I hope we will be 11. Anyone who left the auditorium hearing more from him soon. without sore feet was either a senior It was a show worth seeing for citizen or did not have feet. That’s countless reasons, but I strongly right, for two hours, this band was a believe this group had as much to time machine. They managed to pull do with the night’s success as their everyone young and old, including professional counterparts. The music myself, away from their musical scene at the colleges is growing. prejudice and into a shoulder swaying, Maybe someday bands like Robert head-bobbing groove that lasted most Randolph will come here to open for of the night. Unfortunately words our own talent. cannot describe such an experience. However, until then I am more This time “you had to be there.” than happy to attend events hosted Interestingly, Robert Randolph by crowd pleasers like them in the and the Family Band weren’t the real future.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Featuring The Scope By Lauren Wells ’12 Herald Contributor dancing to the pre-show background music, and I was then pulled aside by Robert Pool. I reasoned that I might be told not to dance in such a manner while the general public was being ushered in, but, on the contrary, I was asked if I would like to introduce the show. Without much hesitation, I accepted. Drew Shumway ’11 and Lauren Wells/Photographer WEOS-FM station manager Greg Cotterill joined me on After dedicating my Facebook stage to introduce the bands status to promoting the Robert and explain the role of the Live from Randolph and the Family Band Geneva Concert Series committee, as featuring The Scope show, I joined well as the music grant that allowed Amanda Townsend ’09 on various us to put on the show. trips around Geneva. We were in After we walked off the stage, charge of securing all the hospitality immediately following us was the arrangements, setting up the dressing opening act: The Scope. Singers rooms for the bands, and cleaning Danielle DeVito ’09 and Chris the rooms after the show. We were Stripp ’09 took turns singing while to have the dressing rooms set up by drummer Andrew Tarnas-Raskin 11 A.M., and we did so successfully. ’11, keyboardist Mike Buccino With our creative juices flowing, we ’09, guitarist Sarik Kumar ‘11, and even spelled out “SCOPE” using bass guitarist Andrew Mahoney ‘10 granola bars, Orbit gum, and beef soaked up their amazing opportunity jerky. We can only hope that it was to open for a band that they have much appreciated after battling the long admired. Their excitement only wind, the cold, and dealing with enhanced their performance. They various irate townspeople yelling at us were well-received by the crowd of for blocking the back entrance of the over 950 people, and their gig of a Smith while unloading everything. lifetime was a success. Now it was The load-in crew enjoyed “to- time for them to enjoy the headlining go” lunches from Parker’s, while act. Amanda and I returned to campus for As the large backdrop with our classes. After my two classes and the band’s insignia was lowered Amanda’s meeting, we returned in from the ceiling, the crowd went the middle of the headliner’s sound- wild. The Family Band came on the check, while members of The Scope stage, followed by Robert Randolph, stood in the wings admiring their donning a red collared shirt and a talent. After Robert Randolph and black vest. As I continued to watch the Family Band finished their 5:30 the show from backstage, I was P.M. sound-check, it was time for The informed that there is a point during Scope to test out their equipment and their set in which women are ushered make sure that everything was in from the crowd to dance onstage with place for their 8 P.M. stage call. the band. When this ZZ Top-esque At 7 P.M. people started to file song’s opening riffs began, one lone in as I stood behind the merchandise girl was helped onto the stage by the table with Kim Kochin of Student security guards. After her, a dozen Activities. I could not help but start more girls rushed the stage, and I
decided to join in the fun. When two men tried to get on the stage, they were immediately rushed off, for this was “a song for the ladies only.” After the song ended, the dancing women were rushed off stage and given green passes allowing them to meet the band after the show. Later on in the set, Robert Randolph brought an audience member on stage to play guitar with the band. A few minutes passed, and he then pulled Danielle DeVito from the wings of the stage to sing with him. Both performed very well under the amazingly unexpected circumstances. Fortunately, WEOS was recording the live show and will soon be broadcasting it for the community to hear.
After two encores, Robert Randolph and the Family Band left the stage and returned to their dressing rooms. The ladies with the coveted green passes were taken to the hospitality/dressing room area and were greeted by the band members. After half an hour of small talk, autographs, photographs, and light guitar playing, the Family Band returned to the hotel, while Robert Randolph brought the small party to Kappa Sigma. The band had a 4 A.M. flight, so their manager made sure to return Randolph to the hotel at a somewhat reasonable hour. The next morning, Saga was buzzing with stories of the previous night’s activities. I overheard one Hobart student saying that he wished he had gone to the show because he felt as though he had missed out. And he had.
By Annica Crouse ’10 Herald Contributor
Sam and Dean Winchester have been fighting monsters ever since their mother was brutally murdered more than 20 years ago by a yellow-eyed demon. The brothers were raised by their demon-hunting father and continue to follow his footsteps as the fourth season airs on the CW. The previous season of Supernatural ended with Dean (Jensen Ackles), the elder Winchester brother, being dragged to hell as a consequence of exchanging his soul for his brother’s life. You’ll then understand why it comes as a surprise that the opening scene of season four shows a very surprised Dean appearing outside of a gas station in the middle of the rural, western United States. Dean’s younger brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) has been desperately attempting to find a spell to rescue his brother but has had no luck. He is thus very stunned when Dean shows up on his doorstep. As the brothers struggle to discover why and how Dean has been brought back, they find themselves involved in a war between good and evil. Although previous seasons of Supernatural have involved the moral implications of war and death, season four penetrates new depths as it introduces a war between heaven and hell. Identifying allies and enemies is not easy for the Winchester brothers, who are not always sure if they can trust each other anymore. This series is a must-see for its intricate and engrossing plot and enthralling acting. Each monster that appears was carefully researched, crafted, and based off of folklore, legends, and religious scriptures from various cultures. The appearance of angels in season four draws specifically on Christian mythology, pulling Supernatural down a path that many television dramas do not dare to tread. As the brothers fight to find the balance between good and evil, they are constantly reforming themselves. Throughout the series each character has matured and changed in ways that will greatly affect the choices that they will ultimately make. Watch Supernatural on the CW, Thursdays at 9 p.m. to get the full picture.
Play Review: John Gabriel Borkman By Bevin O’Connor ’12 Herald Contributor A man who hasn’t spoken to his wife in eight years, a humiliated wife’s schemes for redemption, a dying woman’s last hope for happiness – all melded together through the overarching of a delusion: John Gabriel Borkman. This play by Henrik Ibsen was portrayed in an excellent performance directed by Robert F. Gross at the Bartlett Theater over Valentine’s Day weekend. However, the play is definitely not a romance in which love conquers all. After returning home from prison for embezzlement, John Gabriel Borkman, retreated upstairs and didn’t emerge for eight years. It is here that our chilling tale of false hopes and isolated misery begins. The three main characters, John Gabriel Borkman, Gunhild Borkman, and Ella Rentheim, played by Steven R. Owens, Hallie Franz Martenson, and Reina Apraez, respectively, have all lived isolated from one another. They are finally forced to face each other during the play as they try to bring their delusional fantasies to fruition. John Gabriel spent the last eight years upstairs, pacing, and dreaming of the day he was sure must come when the bank will beg him and his “vision” to return. Meanwhile, his wife, Gunhild,
and her sister Ella have been creating their own individual unrealistic dreams with a common ingredient: the loyalty of Gunhild’s son Erhart. The entire play revolves around these three characters’ delusions and their struggle to achieve their goals, all without ever leaving the house, a tangible barrier separating their false hopes from reality. The play takes place in a realistic setting, the house owned by Ella. However, the set design in the Bartlett Theater gave the overall appearance of the play a surreal and macabre essence. The whistling wind sound effects and simple, yet eerie lighting, created the striking image of constant winter, stagnation, and misery – the world that the three characters are stuck in. Although the play focuses on death, stagnation, and delusion, the acting and directing brought a refreshing comic undertone in many parts of the play. The comic timing of many of the actors allowed the audience to breathe and even laugh at the hopeless existence of the characters. The combination of excellent acting, a ghoulish set, and chilling sound effects created a theatrical experience that told the story of John Gabriel Borkman, holding the audience captivated in their seats.
FRIDAY, February 27, 2009
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watch Jason flicks for the acting, dialogue, or cinematography. The series is known for having ridiculous deaths. A famous one being in “Jason Takes Manhattan” when he decapitates a victim, then throws the head behind his back into a basketball hoop. Well, I was http://www.cinemaisdope.com/news/films/fridaythe13th-2009/fridaythe13th_2009_1.jpg disappointed as this movie went I have to say, I’m not a fan of horror movies, or of the Friday the 13th series. I understand this for the more realistic kills. Death in itself is a series has a huge following, but it is just not my horrifying thing, so to say I was bored by the lack thing. The new Friday the 13th is like the 20th of creativity of the kills seems insensitive. But for in the series, but it is more of a remake for our a Jason movie, it was pretty bad. There were a few interesting things about generation, as was the Texas Chainsaw Massacre the movie though. As this movie is a reboot for film back in 2003. It’s not like Hollywood wants to the series, it felt like they were reintroducing the make more money out of the series or anything. character of Jason. In this movie, we see him find The film opens with a group of teens and put on the famous hockey mask. Another camping by Crystal Lake, with the legend of thing was that the movie on the overall scale of Jason being retold to the audience. Of course, horror movies had a more realistic feel to it. The Jason appears, and everyone dies; and so the rest of the series has been very cheesy, but this carnage begins. Months later, the brother of one had a more gritty, realistic feel and look to one of the murdered campers is looking for his it. It seems most horror movies these days have sister in the area. Along the way, he bumps into been adapting this approach. I guess it scares a group of college kids partying at a cabin along people more when it feels like someone in your the lake, who engage in terrible activities such neighborhood could do this. as fornication and the use of illegal substances. Overall, the movie itself was boring, with Those darned college kids causing trouble; they bad acting as expected and poor action sequences. deserve to die. Well, no worries, that’s Jason’s Not my cup of tea. But if you’re a Jason fan I’d say job. And basically that’s the plot, you can’t really wait for the DVD. 3/10. expect much from a Jason flick. Now, let’s be straight, people don’t exactly
Garfield Minus Garfield Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against
the Garfield comic strips, the result is the empty desperation of modern life? journey deep into the tortured mind of loneliness in a quiet American suburb.
FRIDAY, February 27, 2009
Sports Statesmen to Wear WWP Jerseys for Rest of Season The Hobart College hockey team will wear special jerseys featuring the Wounded Warrior Project logo for the remainder of the season. The Statesmen first wore the uniforms on Jan. 24 for Veterans Recognition Day, and have continued to wear them for the past few weeks to raise awareness for the WWP. On Feb. 14, the University of Maine hockey team also wore the special jerseys to benefit both the WWP and Operation Community Support. The Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization that provides comfort and support for severely
Hockey Helpers Ryan Adler (Piscataway, N.J.) has been a strong advocate for the WWP, and has reached out to other teams to get involved, including the Black Bears. The Statesmen (174-0, 8-3-0 ECAC West) hosted conference foe Neumann (11-8-2, 5-4-2) for two games Feb. 13 and Feb. 14. Game time on Friday was 7 p.m., and Kevin Colton/Photographer faceoff on Saturday was at injured U.S. military personnel 4 p.m. Fans who were unable to make upon their return home from Iraq, it to The Cooler could listen live on Afghanistan and other areas around WEOS-FM (89.7 or follow along the world. online with live stats. Hobart senior and founder of
Herons Host a Jam-Packed Weekend By Carrie Stevens ’12 Herald Contributor On Feb. 13 and 14, the William and fans. All proceeds went toward premier day to honor the participation, Smith basketball team hosted Liberty the Kay Yow/WCBA Cancer Fund. success, and accomplishments of League rivals St. Lawrence and On Feb. 14, the team celebrated female athletes. Clarkson during the annual Pink Zone National Girls and Women in Sports During the Herons’ final Weekend. The Herons won both Day (NGWSD). Since its creation regular-season game against match-ups, and are currently ranked in 1987, NGWSD has become the Clarkson, there was face painting and fourth in the league, trailing activities at halftime for the younger Union, Rensselaer Polytechnic spectators. After the game, eager Institute and St. Lawrence. fans joined the Herons in the team Pink Zone, formally called room for an autographing session. Think Pink, is a global, unified Also on Feb. 14, the Herons effort of the Women’s Basketball celebrated Senior Day, a time to Coaches Association (WCBA) honor the basketball careers of to assist in raising breast cancer Latasha Coney and Paige Myers. awareness on the court, across As Herons, the pair helped the campuses, in communities and program rack up two Liberty beyond. Showing their support League regular season titles, for the cause, the Herons donned capture one Liberty League pink warm-up T-shirts and pink Tournament Championship, Smiling for the camera are seniors Latasha Coney and Paige shoelaces for their two weekend secure two bids to the NCAA Myers. Coney plans on attending graduate school at the games. The team also sold the Tournament, and win an ECAC University of Buffalo, while Myers will study medicine at SUNY same T-shirts to family, friends, Championship. Upstate Medical University.
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scoring in the final stanza to give Hobart a two-goal edge with 13:56 remaining. Sophomore long-stick midfielder Alex Caton picked up the loose ball on the ensuing faceoff, raced into the offensive zone and fired home his fourth career goal with just
The Hawks grabbed their only lead of the day when Dunn scored the game’s opening score. The Statesmen took the lead on consecutive scores by Pedersen and sophomore attackman Tim Bigelow. Dunn netted his second just five second before the end of the first quarter to tie the game at 2-all. Pedersen put Hobart in front with good on an extraman goal to start the second quarter. Keegan and Curtin sandwiched goals around an SJU tally to send the Statesmen into halftime with a 5-3 lead. The teams traded goals through the third quarter to set up Hobart’s strong finish. Kevin Colton/Photographer Junior goalie Max 13 seconds run off the clock. Silberlicht made 13 saves to earn Saint Joseph’s got one back with the victory, while Erik Hotaling and 10:10 left, but Pedersen and junior Griffin Ferrigan combined for 14 midfielder Mike Lazore scored just 40 saves for the Hawks. seconds apart to put the game out of The Statesmen held a 12-11 edge reach. Curtin, assisted by Colburn, in faceoff s as first-year Bobby Dattilo added the final tally of the day with won nine of the 15 restarts he took in 2:42 remaining. his debut.
Pedersen chosen ECAC’s Rookie of the Week Hobart College first-year attackman Chris Pedersen (Ridgewood/Nyack, N.Y.) was named the ECAC Lacrosse League Rookie of the Week by the conference office today. Pedersen recorded a hat trick in his Hobart debut on Feb. 21, sharing game-high honors with five points, as the Statesmen defeated Saint Joseph’s 12-7. He had a hand in four of Hobart’s five first-half goals, scoring twice and setting up two others. Pedersen’s fourth quarter goal gave the Statesmen their first three-goal lead of the contest, 10-7, and sparked a 3-0 Hobart run. Pedersen’s performance marked the first time a Hobart first-year scored three goals in a season opener
since Jason Ouellet ’01 notched three against Army on March 14, 1998, while Pedersen’s five points are the most by a first-year in the opener since Kevin DeWall ’00 had seven (2g, 5a) against Army on March 15, 1997. Hobart (1-0) was back in action on Feb. 24, when the Statesmen defeated host Binghamton 8-4. The game was the fourth meeting between the two teams and Hobart now leads the series 21. The home team had won each of the previous three showdowns. WEOS-FM (89.7/90.3) broadcast the game live. Online coverage of the game included live stats, streaming audio, and streaming video, which can be accessed on www.hwsathletics. com.
This Weekend’s Games Fri, Feb 27th, 2009 Hobart Squash vs CSA Individual Championships. Sat, Feb 28th, 2009 Hobart Lacrosse at Providence 1 p.m. Hobart Ice Hockey at Manhattanville 7 p.m. HWS Sailing at Tom Noble Team Race Hobart Squash vs CSA Individual Championships
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Cutter Breaks 22-Year-Old Record at States William Smith senior swimmer Lynn Cutter (St. Ger tr ude/Midlothian, VA) broke the 22-yearold Heron record for the 200-yard freestyle during preliminaries at the UNYSCSA Championship meet at Nottingham High School on Feb. 18 through 21. In a time trial prior to the scheduled events, Cutter covered the four laps in 1 minute, 56.99 seconds, besting Meghan O’Brien’s mark of 1:57.15, which was set on Jan. 28, 1987. O’Brien is a 1989 graduate and 2002 Heron Hall of Honor inductee. Cutter came agonizingly close to
breaking the mark three other times during the Championship, swimming a 1:58.78, a 1:57.57, and a 1:58.11 as the lead swimmer on the Herons’ 800 free relay team. The UNYSCSA Championship meet concluded with the finals on Feb. 21.
Statesmen Break into Top 5
Statesmen Use Big 4th Quarter to Top Hawks 12-7 The Hobart lacrosse team used a five-goal fourth quarter to shake a pesky Saint Joseph’s squad and post a 12-7 season-opening victory on Feb. 21. Statesmen first-year attackman Chris Pedersen made the transition from high school to college seem easy, recording a game-high five points in his collegiate debut. Pedersen netted three goals and set up two more, while senior attackman Jeff Colburn also contributed five points on a goal and four assists. Junior attackman Kevin Curtin also enjoyed a multiple-point day, depositing a pair of goals and assisting on a third for the Statesmen (1-0). Sean Evans had a goal and two assists to pace the Hawks (12), while Tom Dunn scored twice. Hobart carried a slim 7-6 lead into the fourth quarter, but took control of the contest down the stretch, outshooting the home team 19-4 in the frame (40-27 overall). Junior midfielder Tyler Cassell opened the
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The Hobart College hockey team broke into the top 5 in the nation, according to the latest USCHO.com poll. The Statesmen, previously ranked sixth, moved up one spot after tying then 10th-ranked Manhattanville 1-1 in overtime twice over last weekend. Senior goalie Keith Longo (Milford, Mass.) led Hobart, collecting 78 saves in the series. He stopped 33 shots on Friday, before collecting a season-high 45 saves on Saturday. Longo posted a 0.92 goals against average and a .975 save percentage in 130 minutes of action. He leads the ECAC West and ranks fifth in Division III in save percentage (.934), and ranks second in the conference and 17th in the nation in
goals against average (2.30). Sophomore forwards Christopher Bower (Chevy Chase, Md.) and Tom Capalbo (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) were responsible for the Statesmen’s scoring vs. the Valiants. Bower netted the equalizer on a power play 1 minute, 45 seconds into the second period on Friday, while Capalbo tallied the first goal of the game 3:17 into the second stanza on Saturday. Hobart finished the regular season with an 18-5-2 overall record and a 9-5-2 mark in the ECAC West, and tied for second with the Valiants (16-3-5, 8-3-4) in the league standings. Manhattanville won the tie-breaker and ECAC West Tournament semifinal hosting privileges, thanks to a 3-1 win over the Statesmen earlier in the season. As the No. 3 seed, Hobart will travel back to now seventh-ranked Manhattanville on Feb. 28 for the semifinal game at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to the ECAC West final on March 7, hosted by the highest remaining seed. Visit the Hobart hockey schedule page for live coverage options.
Current Team Records Hobart Basketball
William Smith Basketball
Overall: 13 - 12 Streak: 3 Losses
Overall: 8 - 17 Streak: 3 Losses
William Smith Squash
Overall: 7 - 12 Streak: 2 Losses
Overall: 9 - 10 Streak: 3 Wins
Overall: 18 - 5 - 2 Streak: 2 Ties