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Herald By and for the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2009

VOLUME CXXXI ISSUE 5

GENEVA, NY

Cornel West to Speak at Upcoming President’s Forum By Rebecca Dennee ’10 Campus Happenings Editor Activist, philosopher, professor, writer, rap recording artist, Cornel West has spent his life advocating for a country free of racism, poverty and inequality. Currently on his book tour for Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir, West will join other distinguished speakers for the President’s Forum on Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith Opera House. The event is free and doors will open at 6:30. West’s career was launched in 1993 after the publishing of his bestselling book Race Matters a critical analysis of racism in American politics. West has written 18 other books and edited 13. His work also includes cameos in many documentaries and as a major influence on the scripts of the Matrix movies and minor roles in Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolution. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University with two bachelor’s degrees in three years, West went on to receive his Ph.D. at Princeton University. West was appointed to Harvard’s Divinity School and Afro-American Studies department joining well-known professor Henry Louis Gates. However, in 2001, shortly

after Harvard President Larry Summers’ term began, conflict between the two caused West to leave the university. Princeton wooed West and he has been a professor there since. He has also worked at Yale, Union Theological Seminary, and the University of Paris. We s t ’ s captivating manner and open dialogue have created very popular buzz for his classes. Photo Courtesy Of: http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/ Hundreds apply for his freshman Dr. Cornel West, a graduate of both Harvard and Princeton universities, is seminar, which has a professor of Religion and Afro-American Studies. He is shown lecturing a 15 available seats. class and will be speaking at the Smith on Monday at 7:30 p.m. One student interviewed by influenced many students to change political stand. While President The New York Times commented, their majors, such as Matthews, Obama was campaigning he “When I step into his classroom who originally intended to major was critical of Obama not taking and take my seat, I feel as though in architecture but was inspired by a stronger stand on racism in I am sitting at a table with Socrates West to become a philosophy major America. himself,” said Andrew J. Matthews, instead. Though he criticized then a Princeton freshman from Beyond his life in the FORUM continued on Page 2 Hatboro, Pa. West’s classes have classroom West takes a strong

Architecture Students Rave about Renovations

HWS Gets New Americorps VISTA

By Chip Siarnacki ’11 Herald Contributor

By Erin Meehan ’12 A&E Editor

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, nestled within the Finger Lakes region, is not known for its architecture program. However, the program is vastly improving. This past summer, thanks to the generous gift from Ridgway H. White ’02, Houghton

House, the academic building that hosts the architecture program, was renovated, providing the “future architects” of HWS with a state of the art working environment. “The renovation will repurpose the third floor of Houghton House, making it a dedicated architecture space. It’s going to look like designers

live there because they will,” remarked Professor of Art Kirin Makker before the building’s renovation. According to the school’s website, “The expansive facilities include two architectural design studios; a computer lab outfitted with graphic and digital drafting software, a large scale plotter, scanners and color printers; a library for sustainable material samples, design and urban planning periodicals, and reference books; a ‘working gallery’ for the display of current student work; Kevin Colton/Photographer and a critique room for student presentations, space and equipment for professional studio photography sessions, and special events such as film screenings and architecture student society meetings.” “Architecture is a field that RAVE continued on Page 2

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Most college seniors spend the spring semester of their final year in a state of absolute fear or panic. Come May they will be considered adults, which means they will have to enter the “real world”; for most this is terrifying. For Holly Kahn, however, her first job brought her right back to a college campus. Kahn received a grant from AmeriCorps VISTA

(Volunteers in Service to America) to work at Hobart and William Smith’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning until the end of July 2010. Kahn is a 2009 graduate of SUNY Geneseo and native of upstate New York. She was raised in the Albany area. She enjoyed her college experience VISTA continued on Page 2

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Opinions

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D ining At Shabbat

S u r r og a t e s R e v i e w

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C o ach Pat G e n o ve s e

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The Herald

Established 1879 By and for the Students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges Belinda Littlefield, Editor-in-Chief Karissa Seeberger, Managing Editor Rebecca Dennee, Campus Happenings Editor Tim Hollinger, Opinions Editor Erin Meehan, A&E Editor Carrie Stevens, Sports Editor Amy Nimon, Photography Editor Jennifer Hollander, Advertising Editor Contributors Jennifer Hollander Erin Meehan Rebecca Dennee Hannah Semaya Carrie Stevens Chip Siarnacki Emily Anatole Carly Cummings

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FORUM continued from Page 1 President Obama, in an excerpt to give to the world.” from his book Hope on a Tightrope, West has produced three published in Essence Magazine albums including Never Forget: A in 2008, West emphasized that Journey of Revelations and Sketches community support would make of My Culture. Obama successful: This will be West’s second “Brother Obama’s trek to the White House represents a democratic awakening of the American people. But we know that a mere Black face in a high place does not by itself yield humane results—each of us must be accountable for those who suffer.” He continued, “Let us hope on our tightropes that we will have the vision, courage and determination to keep our spiritual focus on the catastrophic circumstances of our society and world.” When he is not working on politics or writing his next bestseller, West works in the recording studio. Collaborating with Prince, Andre 3000, Jill Scott, Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Gerald Levert, KRS-One and many others, West has been grateful for the support he has received from these influential names. In an interview with MP3. The cover of Cornel West’s com West remarked, “And so you newest book. His book tour have that kind of combination of will bring him to Geneva, N.Y. unbelievable talent all trying to be a force of good and trying to keep visit to the Colleges. He visited in alive the rich legacy of black music 2000 for the “Genocide in the 20th and it’s always trying to fuse the Century” lecture series, delivering spiritual and social, the personal and a talk titled Restoring Hope: Beyond the political. I figured now we’ve got Humanity’s Dark Side.

RAVE continued from Page 1 demands perfection,” declared Hobart senior and architecture major Chris Hale. “It is hard to work in an environment with poor lighting and a small working area with limited storage.” The new studio is equipped with new wood floors, fluorescent lighting, and a larger working space. Every student has an individual working station with its own storage space. “A more comfortable environment has resulted in an improvement in the quality of my work,” noted Hale. William Smith alumna Diana Siegel added, “The renovation proposal offers a way to redefine

spaces within the context of the studio and make them more efficient. Also, by creating a selfcontained area for the architectural studies program, students will be able to create, document, store, and showcase their work.” Although the long walk from the main campus to Houghton House has prevented students from taking classes there in the past, there has been an increased interest in the courses that the architecture program offers. “The architecture program at HWS has improved dramatically over the past four years. There are more students in every class I take,” said Hale.

Dining at Shabbat By Jennifer Hollander ’10 Advertising Editor

Photo courtesy of: www.hws.edu

to such an extent that she plans to work on a campus for higher education in student affairs as a lifetime career. Upon arriving at HWS she immediately noticed some differences between her school and the colleges. Size was a large factor; Geneseo has about 5,000 students while HWS has less than half, at about 2,000 students. This was not the only aspect that set the colleges apart; most importantly she found the new school to be much more committed to community service-from President Gearan’s involvement with the PeaceCorps to the students themselves. As the recipient of VISTA’s grant, Kahn was beyond thrilled to discover HWS’s commitment to helping others. Throughout the year Kahn plans to fulfill numerous goals. The grant she was given is specifically to be used towards poverty relief in the community. Thus, her ambition centers around helping the students help the people of Geneva. This includes the new Community Garden, which broke ground on Carter Road on Sunday, Sept. 20, to working with already established causes such as Geneva Reads, which was started last year by the colleges. She is attending and planning an alternative spring

break trip, working with Habitat for Humanity, The Boys and Girls Club, and Teen Outreach programs. “I really just want to help students get their projects and fundraisers off the ground!” says Kahn. To add to her already long list of responsibilities, she is also the advisor of the Community Service House on campus. Working with about 18 students along with the house manager, Robert Bartlet, the group participates in service for a few hours each week. Kahn says, however, that this has been one of her easiest tasks. Most of the students already do an extensive amount of community service on their own. Even though Kahn is intently focused on her job at HWS, she is also looking towards the future when she hopes to pursue a graduate degree in student affairs. When asked whether community service will be something she will continue later in life, her reply is an enthusiastic “Yes!” Kahn already feels that working on a college campus and supporting students is, in a way, its own form of service. Anyone familiar with the strenuous atmosphere of high education would not argue with her.

Every Friday at 6:30 p.m, a group of students gathers to celeb.ate the end of the week through prayer, food, and conversation. Shabbat, or Sabbath dinners, hosted by Hillel, represent the end of work for the week. While a college student’s life certainly does not permit entire cessation of work on the weekends, it holds a great symbolic meaning to practicing Jews. The Shabbat dinners are open to all students and are always happy to have students of all backgrounds. A student need not be Jewish or have any knowledge on Judaism to participate in these dinners. The dinners begin with candle lighting and welcoming of the Sabbath. A welcoming prayer is said; those who do not know the words may stand silently, as they listen to the beautiful Hebrew chanting. Next comes the prayer for Kiddush - the wine. For students who do not wish to drink wine or are unable to, grape juice is offered as an alternate. Finally, before the meal begins is the prayer, breaking, and sharing of braided challah. When all is done, a delicious, kosher meal is served. The Colleges’ very own Showtime Joe prepares the meal every Friday. It should also be noted that since Shabbat diners are to be jovial; discussions of bad or upsetting news is not preferred table talk. The holiday Yom Kippur was just being celebrated in the Jewish community. Yom Kippur is

the period of penance that occurs after the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. During Yom Kippur, one is to fast while the sun is up and not partake in certain activities such as wearing leather shoes or dealing with money.

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Yom Kippur is a holiday when even those who are secular Jews or generally non-practicing Jews participate in, much like Easter for Christians. This holiday is one where one tries to atone for any sins one has made against others in the past year. This stems from the belief that on Rosh Hashanah, God has written one’s fate into a book; one has up to Yom Kippur to ensure a better verdict. This is why it is also known as the Day of Atonement. In order to attend a Shabbat dinner, one must RSVP by Wednesday of that week to Shabbat@hws.edu to confirm one’s attendance. Shabbat is held weekly in the Abbe Center for Jewish Life on South Main Street. Anyone is welcomed and great conversations will be provided along with the family-style dinner that is served.


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Campus Happenings William Smith Congress Update

The Day the Newspaper Died

By Jennifer Hollander ’10 Advertising Editor

By Emily Anatole ’11 Herald Contributor

This week’s William Smith Congress meeting focused on two main items: Carolyn Pluchino‘s (’10) off-campus housing proposal and an update on William Smith Field Day Pluchino’s new proposal sought to address the growing concerns that Geneva residents have with seniors living off-campus. Many seniors are either unaware or choose to ignore the noise-ordinance laws and the trash laws. One Geneva woman picked up two large trash bags full of plastic red cups and broken glass in a small corner. Another woman had to move her child’s bed so that the young child would not be awakened during early morning party-goings. The proposal that she presents seeks to explain that living off-campus is a privilege to earn, and not a right. As of right now, a senior only has to be on good social and academic standing. She would like to add a requirement that students wishing to live off campus must have completed at least 20 hours of documented community service within the past two ears of applying. This can be accomplished through various CCESL events or even programs such as America Reads.

Students who actively engage in community service are more likely to establish close ties with Geneva residents and not litter or be disruptive. Her final addition would be that any trash made by students would have to be picked up by the students by 8 a.m. on the morning following the party. William Smith Field Day will be Sunday, Oct. 18, between 2 and 4 p.m. The event will either be held on the quad or Smith lawn. Many different games were proposed with the final game being a group activity. The Congress hopes to section off the first series of games by dividing people by class year and wearing the class colors. The games that the quorum agreed to are: water balloon toss, banana hopping, suitcase race, and the three-legged race. The games “kan jam” and balloon train were agreed to as backups. The group game picked is one known as “SPUD” with duck-duck goose being a potential backup. The purpose of Field Day is to begin a fun-filled tradition for William Smith students during the fall season. If any William Smith student is interested in helping out, email wscongress@hws.edu.

HWS Is Goin’ to the Dogs By Jennifer Hollander ’10 Advertising Editor

Flash Bond How old and what breed are you? Oh, I’m an adorable mix, and as for age, let’s keep that a secret. What are your favorite toys? The woodchucks that come into the yard to visit. Are they fun to play with? Mommy never lets me get close enough to find out. What does your mommy do for the Colleges? She works in this place called the “Library.” What have you learned as a librar y dog? Books are not food.

Susan Daykin Mixed Media Painting Exhibit @ Houghton House until Oct. 14th

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No news is bad news for the residents of Chicago, Ill. Both the city’s major daily newspapers, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, have filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Sun-Times is the country’s 17th-largest paper with a circulation of 312,141. However, the Chicago Sun-Times and the 50 local newspapers owned by SunTimes Media Group Inc., are suffering severely due to the loss of ad sales. This downturn signals a time when Chicago residents will no longer receive their news in hard copy. Like most of the top newspapers in the country, the Sun-Times will be forced to migrate to the web if it wants to continue running. And if notable newspapers in major cities like Chicago can’t stay afloat, the future of print journalism does not look promising across the United States. In addition to the severe state of newspapers in Chicago, Denver, Colo., is without a newspaper after the Rocky Mountain News folded in February 2009. The Tucson Citizen, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Cincinnati Post are among numerous other newspapers that have collapsed. As stated in the New York Times, “Circulation continues to fall at about 2.5% year-to-year for dailies and 3.3% for Sunday editions.” With the economic crisis, shrinking advertisement revenues and competition from the internet, the fall of newspapers comes as no surprise. Newspapers are thinner, the size of their staff is smaller and the number of days publications are printed has been cut back. The New Yorker reported that since 1990, a quarter of all American newspaper jobs have disappeared. According to Time Magazine’s former managing editor, Walter Isaacson, “It is now possible to contemplate a time when some major cities will no longer have a newspaper and when magazines and networknews operations will employ no more than a handful of reporters.”

Cities without newspapers will receive their local news only via television and online mediums. However, both these formats cannot offer the same number of stories or depth that is available in print news. The former executive editor of The Washington Post, Leonard Downie, describes the larger implication of the end of newspapers. He states, “It’s not the way in which it’s presented; it’s the news itself that matters.” Moreover, “I’m not concerned about the fate of the printed newspaper. I’m concerned about the fate of newspaper newsrooms. Because those are the newsrooms that are doing the reporting that no one else is doing.” The severity of what lies ahead for print journalism is evident by the growing number of websites and blogs that track the demise of newspapers. When the words newspaper obituary writer are evoked, one does not typically think this refers to writing about the death of newspapers themselves. Yet, this is now the meaning the phrase conjures as sites like Paul Gillin’s newspaperdeathwatch. com have lots to report on. Ironically enough, Gillin worked in the newspaper industry for 25 years before switching to online journalism. For more thanr the last decade, he has made a career out of tracking the decline in newspaper circulation. Gillin states, “My experience has taught me about the tectonic shifts that are taking place in the media world, changes that will ultimately destroy 95 percent of American major metropolitan newspapers.” However, he thinks the list of closed newspapers does not represent a downfall. Instead, he claims it signals opportunity for “the rebirth of journalism.” While the future of print news looks bleak, maybe the “rebirth of journalism” is possible. The Internet allows for more writers, quicker retrieval of information and more accessibility. As print journalism continues to diminish, readers might be left with all the news that’s fit to blog.


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Campus Happenings Students Prepare for Job Hunt By Tim Hollinger ’11 Opinions Editor Students were told to clean their Facebook pages, cultivate acquaintances, obtain internships, and diversify. Over twenty Hobart and William Smith (HWS) students listened with rapt attention as Joe Ambrosetti, associate director of employer relations at the Salisbury Center for Career Services, lead a “Ready, Set, Go” workshop on how to find a job after college. The workshop was held late on a Wednesday night in the Colleges library and was attended by Juniors and Seniors. Ambrosetti talked fast, and stressed that he was only going to give Photo courtesy of: http://www.rose-hulman.edu the nuts and bolts of the for professionals to network. Email job search, “Most of my colleagues take an hour to do this etiquette was discussed. Students workshop. We’re going to do it half were instructed to address possible an hour,” he said, adding, “Don’t tell employers formally, and to use spell anyone.” The Salisbury Center for check. Ambrosetti also pointed Career Services’ mission is to help students to the Career Services students understand what they can website which has many databases, do with a liberal arts degree and and programs to help students tone how to compete successfully for their skills. With the job market worse opportunities. then it’s been since the 1980’s many Students are required to attend students were anxious about being a “Ready, Set, Go” workshop before placed in a job, “it’s a really bad time the Center places them in jobs. to be trying to do this,” said senior Ambosetti urged the participants to Hannah Sprague, who attended the enjoy college, but get good grades. workshop. “I get emails every day He told the gathered to know what from the class of 2009; it’s really bad they wanted to do, and why they right now,” said Ambosetti,.” “It’s wanted to do it. “One way you can crazy. I’ve been helping people from figure out what you want to do is internships… the more internships the 80’s and 90’s get jobs. It’s good your getting on it you get the better.” A m b r o s e t t i “One way you can now,” he added. Ambrosetti made many efforts figure out what advised people to include the you want to do is to consider The participants. He Peace Core. He asked people what internships… the also recommended they wanted to do, more internships travel, extra and then listed internships, and contacts he knew you get the better.” graduate school. who could help someone get into a field. Ambrosetti Long term planning was stressed. claimed to have countless contacts Students were told to mind their in corporate America, and himself credit scores, to set up an online worked as an executive at an folder of recommendation letters, aerospace company before he left --so they could be used in years to over a salary dispute. At one point come-- and to learn from mistakes. Many students took notes he stopped the lecture and asked and said the workshop was helpful. if he being helpful, “I don’t want to Sprague felt energized by the waste your time,” he said. workshop; “from here I plan to New technology has quickly get a meeting with Joe, and then a become key to the job search. “I spring internship, and after that its can’t tell you how many employers all history.” Ambrosetti closed the check Facebook. A lot of people meeting by telling everyone that he loose opportunities that way,” loved his job, “I care about what I said Ambrosetti, “ether lock it up, do, I love helping people. That’s how or clean it.” He then urged the you should feel when you find a fit.” students to get “linkedin,” a service

The Blotter Friday, September 25th - 4 Hobart students under 21 found in possession of alcohol in Hale at 12:45am Saturday, September 26th - Electronics and wallet stolen from Hale hall reported at 12:20am, under investigation. - 1 Hobart student under 21 found in possession of alochol in Sherrill Hall at 11:20am. Sunday, September 27th - 1 Hobart student under 21 found in possession of alochol in Bartlett Hale at 1:50am. - 2 Hobart students vandalized door on Exchange St. at 10:45pm. - 2 William Smith students found in possession of marijuana in Potter at 11:05pm.

Applying to the Peace Corps By Liz Witbeck ’10 A&E Editor

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For those who are considering life after undergraduate school, the Peace Corps offers a remarkable opportunity to serve both this country and the world as whole. Founded by John F. Kennedy in 1961, it was one of his answers to community service and global citizenship, both of which are highly valued here at the Colleges. The Peace Corps sends qualified volunteers into the developing world to help those in need on various projects. The majority of volunteers are teachers; however departments include other skills such as agriculture, business, and information technology. Because of the various departments and unstructured nature of the program, every volunteer has a different experience. Volunteers commit a minimum of twentyseven months to the Peace Corps, including three months of intensive language training. The application process is extensive, taking about a year to complete. First in the process are the online applications themselves. There is an application which asks everything from basic information to academic interests, job history, and geographic preferences. This application takes quite a few hours to complete. Two five-hundred word essays are also required as part of the application. Another part of this step is a health form, which is a series of yes or no questions about various medical issues applicants may have. After this part of the process and some additional steps such as fingerprinting, the next step to have an interview with a Peace Corps recruiter. This usually happens in a regional office, but may happen via the phone or webcam. An interview takes about an hour as a recruiter tries to determine if the Peace Corps is suitable for the applicant, and where the best placement for them might be. Questions include what volunteer experience applicants have, how they feel being sent to a country with no electricity or running water, and how they feel about being apart

from family for such a long period of time. Shortly after this, the applicant receives a nomination, if found qualified to be in the Peace Corps. This is an unofficial and general recommendation about where they may end up being placed: for example, a nomination will say Africa, instead of naming a specific country. Nominations and invitations, which are the official placements, vary fifty percent of the time, so it is important for Peace Corps volunteers to be flexible during the process. Next, a medical packet is then sent to the applicant to begin the medical clearance portion of the application process. This is the part of the process that takes the longest because of the requirements to have many tests. An applicant must see their physician and dentist, plus any specialists that they regularly see. The paperwork may take anywhere from a month to three months to complete, and then takes the Peace Corps about six months to review, ask the applicant to submit additional documents if necessary, and place in a country with adequate medical care. Finally, after around a year after initially applying, the applicant receives an invitation to a specific country, with an exact job and departure date. Once accepted, they will receive information about their country of service and a recommended packing list. Then it is only a short while before they are off to spend twenty-seven months in a new home and make new friends. The Peace Corps is not a program for those who want to study in a particular country, as the chances of being placed in a country of choice are slim, especially with today’s strong pool of applicants. It is, however, a program for those who are flexible and committed citizens of the world, and wish to share their culture with somebody, as well as gain insight into another. The Peace Corps is a fantastic and unusual choice for those considering what to do after college.

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Opinions Response to Josh Sargent By Carly Cummings ’10 Herald Contributor When I heard there was “embarrass” themselves like I have another martini response to one of in The Herald. my articles, I thought, “What are No need to patronize me and the chances that this time it will be act like I’m personally attacking your even remotely thoughtful and devoid mother or claim that I’m saying “no of its usual infantile and vituperative one ever goes back to school after blather?” Slim to none, of course. joining the workforce for awhile,” At least the martini has consistency because that’s exactly what I’ve going for it, even if nothing else. decided to do, take a year off, work, No, Mr. Sargent, I might not and build a good portfolio. take advice from “a sobbing infant, Though you declare that just weaned off her mother’s teat, “she’s been lying to yourself [sic]”, if shrieking her complaints through you knew me at all, you would know a veil of tears and snot,” as you so that I take responsibility for the eloquently described me; however, I position I am in and that I understand like to think of myself as a bit more that English and Studio Art degrees capable of giving advice than that. don’t mean automatic job success Despite your perspicacity and money. That was the point of (i.e., that I am “pompous” and my article (the point you so clearly “socially inept”- quite an atrocious missed), namely, don’t make the combination), you actually missed same mistake I made. the entire point of my article. As In fact, I already have, as you is your wont, you misquoted me suggest, decided to do things I love and said that I (otherwise, as was completely noted above, I As is your wont, you neurotic over not would not have misquoted me and said chosen knowing what I my that I was completely want to do with majors if I were my life. But what simply looking for neurotic over not I really said is that a “good job”). I’m knowing what I want I still don’t know just trying to let to do with my life. But people know that what I want to do after college. what I really said is that it’s more than just Seeing as I I still don’t know what I that; it’s about criticized people having something want to do after college. to do right after for being “stuck doing something college, whatever they always said they would ‘never in it may be, beyond just sitting around a million years’ do,” I’m certainly not pounding back Keystone waiting for preaching for students to have every an epiphany. minute of their life planned out at this Thanks for the advice (even stage. I do, however, think it’s good though you said it was dangerous to have some idea about whether you and that people shouldn’t give it) on want to work, go to graduate school, the army by the way. And please, etc. and what field you want to try before you trash my opinions yet before you are on your own. again, try to remember that advice Not all of us are as excited is an opinion (Advice: “The way about the idea of having “literally in which a matter is looked at or no connections…no familial money regarded; opinion, judgment” Oxford to fall back on, and indeed no real English Dictionary), and therefore home to return to” as you are. I’m falls under your “strong belief in the just suggesting that people do more rights of the people to express their than “drink ‘til it becomes clear,” i.e., opinions.” actually intelligently deliberate some Finally, here, in my opinion, choices. is some great advice for you Mr. If you bothered to actually Sargent: have a bit more confidence read my article, or even just the parts in college students; they are aware of you quote in yours, you would see the “danger[s]” of receiving advice that I do advise that people explore and might not be as susceptible to my various fields, which I did myself, evil words as you think. You see, many and that I just suggested to them to of them are actually quite capable of figure out some type of immediate some thoughtful contemplation. You post-graduating move before they should try it sometime.

Letter from the Editor By Belinda Littlefield ’11 Editor-in-Chief Criticism is a topic that is discussed in every English class since the sixth-grade. Starting in sixth-grade, I was taught how to analyze a written work for content and grammar. Further, I was taught to do so in such a way that is constructive to the writer. Name-calling and personal attacks were out of bounds; yet, somehow, that no longer seems to be the case. Now, as the Editor-in-Chief of the Herald, I strongly encourage criticism. Every week, our advisor, Charlie Wilson, sends the entire staff a critique of that week’s paper. In this critique he tells us what was done well and what things we still need to work on. I am not without fault and have been the subject of his critique numerous times. Being in charge of any publication is certainly no easy task, as I first learned in high school when I was in charge of putting out an unpopular literary magazine. As the Editor of the Herald, I am not unaware of the critiques voiced by my fellow students and have taken steps so that these critiques are taken into consideration.

However, it is not useful to hear that we “suck” or are “lame”; these adjectives, if they can even be called that, do not explicitly tell us how we can change that. Further, those people that voice them do so from the comfort of their dorm rooms, Saga tables, or casual conversation with their friends. Not once have I been personally privy to these criticisms. It has further been brought to my attention by recent contributors that we have a reputation of only accepting staff submissions. This is not true! I stress this because the Herald is meant to be the voice of the students. Our mission- which is printed at the top of the front page- says, “By and for the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.” The last time I checked, that qualifies every single one of you (whether you’re reading this or not) for submission into this paper. This paper is only as good as our contributors make it. Our articles frequently produce results in the form of policy changes. If you want a direct line to every administrative person on this campus, here is your forum. I implore you to use it.

Clubs Left Without Funding By Tim Hollinger ’11 Opinions Editor I’m one of the most All clubs should be given the experienced members on the opportunity to be heard again, Budget Allocation Committee especially if they were asked to (BAC), but I might not attend the come back. fall re-proposals. Currently, there I asked the Treasurers, aren’t enough time slots for clubs Andrew Dennis and Amanda to propose budgets to the BAC, Daley, what we could do about and clubs who didn’t make it onto the extra clubs. Their answer, in the list aren’t being heard. effect, was nothing. I say we need I don’t think the BAC can to open another day for hearings. fairly allocate funds if it refuses It’s a major inconvenience for to hear some clubs. I refuse to be members of the committee, involved in funding but it’s a worthy if the playing field I refuse to be sacrifice. isn’t even. T h i r t y involved in The BAC has spots were a lot of power. It’s opened for clubs funding if the comprised of eight to re-propose, but playing field elected students, there are more four from each than 50 clubs on isn’t even. college, and it is campus. Clubs in charge of allocating a large who couldn’t make it into one of portion of the student’s tax dollars the 30 spots aren’t being given to campus clubs. It’s important the opportunity to re-propose. for students to raise their voices Those clubs won’t be funded, and not let the committee operate their programming may not without input. happen, and they will have been The funding in question treated unfairly, all because the is not the only opportunity clubs BAC has only scheduled one day have had to get money from the to hear proposals. BAC. It is a re-proposal hearing. The short-term solution is It’s for clubs who don’t think they to add another day of hearings. received adequate funding for the Over the long term we need semester, who forgot to come to to look at whether we want the spring allocation, or who had to continue stretching funds problems with their budgets. In between clubs with redundant the spring all clubs were heard. programming.

Tel Aviv to Haifa Good Time in Jerusalem By Ben Shabot ’10 Herald Contributor A suggestion to underclassmen: don’t take the Center for Global Education’s advice as canon law.  Though consulting with them to get the paperwork done is a must, their insights into some parts of the world may be flawed.  A short and funny  story to illustrate my point: After much deliberation in my sophomore year, I decided I wanted to study somewhere in the Middle East.  I chose Israel because it is the most badass country in the region.  I also wanted to see  how  a democratic state survives and competes with despotic and hostile neighbors.  I only needed to convince  the Center for Global Education (CGE) that I should be warranted in studying at a program not offered by HWS.  I also needed to persuade my mother who was terrified at the prospect. I succeeded! I lied to my mom and told her that the violence in Israel was greatly exaggerated, and that Operation Cast Lead put Hamas in their place. I then explained to the CGE office that because there were no Israeli programs offered by the colleges I should be allowed to study there. My logic successful, I sat down with CGE to decide where in Israel I should study. Israel is an extremely tiny country. The area is roughly the size of New Jersey, with a population of about 7 million. Besides Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, there is one other major city in the north, called Haifa. I told CGE that I wanted to study in any of the three major cities. I was surprised when I was told by

CGE that if I went to those cities, I wouldn’t get the “true Israeli experience.” Instead, I should go to BeerSheba where I would get an authentic taste of Israel. After doing some research and talking with an Israeli aunt of mine, I decided that BeerSheba was not for me, and that I would instead study in Tel Aviv. For those who don’t know,

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BeerSheba is a sleepy desert town smack down in the middle of the Negev Desert. It was made famous in the Bible when it was written that Abraham had built a well there. BeerSheba would have offered me the “true Israeli experience” only in that it was being shelled by Hamas rockets following Operation Cast Lead. It continues to get hit every so often today. Other than that, BeerSheba is a declining Israeli city that is 99 percent Jewish, hardly reflective of the diverse nature of most Israeli cities in which a significant minority are Arab, Druze, or Christian. Moreover, how utterly ridiculous the idea that Tel Aviv, the only Jewish founded city in the world, would not offer me an ‘Israeli experience’. Underclassmen take my advice, and get a second opinion when it comes to choosing where to study abroad.


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Arts and Entertainment SayNow… or Forever Hold Your Peace By Emily Anatole ’11 Herald Contributor

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Cell phones are becoming a single device with endless capabilities as they expand their role among social networking systems. SayNow, a free phone service, connects celebrities and fans through voicemails, calls and texts. Most social networks are internet-based, but have phone applications to give users constant access. SayNow, however, relies on the basic features of a phone (pre Smartphone craze) to keep users updated on their favorite stars. Members receive a SayNow number (real phone numbers are kept private) and can stay informed by listening to celebrities’ recorded messages and respond with voicemails of their own. The new media company was launched in March 2006 and has 10 million members as of July 2009 (reported by USA Today). The system works similarly to Twitter (a platform for perpetual updates that must be 140 characters or less) in that users become fans of the celebrities they want to follow. They then receive text updates when those stars have

recorded a new message. SayNow claims to have reached 30 percent of the female teen population in the U.S. This niche demographic raises excitement among marketers who hope to target this age group as consumers. The identifiable group does not surprise SayNow creators, given the celebrities who have joined. Some of the members include the Jonas Brothers (who have received 22 million calls as of September 2009), Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale, Alicia Keys and Jesse McCartney. Stars can use SayNow to self-promote their upcoming concerts, movies or TV shows. SayNow’s Chief Executive, Nikhyl Singhal, states, “We effectively created a mobile army, allowing artists to directly motivate and direct their fans.” The service gained momentum in August 2009 and Singhal hopes to expand by reaching out to athletes and politicians (as reported in the New York Times). SayNo more, all public figures could be just a phone call away.

Food Inc.: If You Really Want to Know By Hannah Semaya ’13 Herald Contributor Food Inc. is an absolutely terrifying movie because it’s the truth. No one questions where the food they eat comes from, or how it got to their kitchen table. Well, they should. There are horrible practices going on, and what is done to your food-especially meat products-should absolutely scare you. Vegetarians are not exempt either. The produce world is just as ruthless as that of meat. This documentar attempts to show America just how mechanical food production has gotten. Through astounding statistics, touching interviews, and beautiful cinematography, it is an incredible success. The production levels are astounding. Each segment is introduced with a title screen, announcing what the viewer was about to see. The clip is shown, the facts verified and backed. The meat portion is definitely the most horrifying. Aside from the striking filming of the animals, there is in depth discussions with workers and famers alike. The investigative reporting is first rate, going into three industries in the meat market: beef, pork, and chicken. Industry giants are examined. Many, many flaws in the system are brought to light. This movie is not an enjoyable one. The viewer is constantly gaping open mouthed at the screen, turning to their neighbor mouthing “Did you know

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that?! I am never eating that again!” There are a multiple scenes that are cringe worthy. Everyone is very knowledgeable and an expert in their field. However, this cannot save the viewer from becoming scared of everything they put in their mouth after seeing the movie, from popcorn to a chicken nugget. Food Inc. is a good movie to see if you are curious about the food you’re eating, and don’t mind that you’ll never want to eat commercial meat again after you see it. It certainly holds the viewer’s interest for the entire 94 minutes. 4/5 stars. This movie is showing at The Smith Opera House. Please check their website for showtimes.

Harr y Potter Theme Park Expected to Open Spring 2010 By Cali Scott ’11 Herald Contributor Harry Potter fanatics now have something new and perhaps even more exciting than the next movie to look forward to: an entire theme park devoted to the popular franchise. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is set to open during the spring of 2010, opening its magical doors to the thousands, or even millions of Harry Potter fanatics around the world. With a twenty-acre addition to its Island Adventure property, Universal Studios is working hard. “We wanted fans to be able to truly live the experience of these movies,” said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative, on the design of the park. By creating this theme park, fans will be allowed to enter the magical world of Harry Potter and Hogwarts even more intensely than in the movies. According to Alan Gilmore, one of the film art directors that is collaborating with Universal, there will be aspects from each book incorporated in the park. For the fans that will be going to the theme park, the biggest thing they are concerned about is what they will find. The only thing holding back Universal Studios from making The Wizarding World of Harry Potter an immense and extreme magical theme park is money. “Universal and Warner declined to offer financial details, but analysts estimate Wizarding World will cost about $265 million…” compared to Disney, which is “…pumping $1 billion into its California Adventure Park…” according to the New York Times. Although money is a concern, Universal and Warner Brothers are not worried about it. The Harry

Potter books sold more than 400 million copies worldwide and the movies have grossed roughly $5.3 billion making it the largest grossing film in franchise history. The park’s official website says there will be three major rides, along with many of the shops and magical aspects found in the stories. “The Dragon Challenge” is a high-speed roller coaster that will have many influences from the TriWizarding Cup. “The Flight of the Hippogriff” is planned to be more of

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a family coaster with an aerial view of Hogwarts Castle. “The Forbidden Journey” is “…a thrilling new state-of-the-art attraction that uses entirely new technology to bring the magic, characters and stories of Harry Potter to life in ways never before experienced.” On top of these rides, guests will be able to step into the shops that Harry Potter himself went into like, Zonko’s Joke Shop, Honeydukes Candy Shop, and many more. With the theme park expected to be open spring 2010, no special travel packages have been released for travel to the park. However, according to Universal Studios, there are packages out right now that are valid through next spring when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is opening.

Culturally Bitten by Vampires By Olivia Carb ’11 Herald Contributor “They were once so bad, been normalized via the vampire so taboo, but like every series out phenomenon of “darkness.” now, vampires are portrayed as Even South Park, a series sexy and ultimately good,” gushes of societal critique has an episode Amanda Wynn, who is in the titled “The Ungroundable,” in an middle of Bella and Edward’s affair attempt to show viewers that the from the Twilight series. Written vampire trend is ultimately a rip-off by Stephenie Meyer, the series has of the Goth lifestyle. An episode on sold more than 22 million copies and South Park means you’ve infiltrated laid the groundwork for the masses. Long gone are the the 21st century trend. Else Ross, Vampire Diaries, days of Dracula; Twilight fanatic and which premiered Sept. True Blood aficionado, welcome the 10, 2009, brought in 4.8 age of Twilight’s dispels any beliefs that million viewers on its vampires are Goths Edward Cullen premiere night. and True Blood’s with fangs: “Vampires With their hit are alluring because Bill Compton. show True Blood everyone aspires to amassing 3 million reach that realm of viewers each Sunday and 12.4 fantasy, for those of us who want to million viewers per episode HBO live such an assertive life-style. It’s On Demand realized just how the forbidden, that’s why they’re so profitable the vampire lifestyle can attractive.” be. “Plus they can kill you when True Blood- a synthetic blood they have sex with you makes you thirst-quencher for the vampires, want to have sex with them even allowing them to live amongst more, because its forbidden, it’s humans- is now available to dangerous,” adds Rebecca Gold. mortals. Mysterious, the adjective Another season of True most frequently used to describe Blood has been ordered (giving the lifestyle. the CW a chance to gain a following Long gone are the days during HBO’s hiatus) and three of Dracula; welcome the age of more Twilight movies (grossing Twilight’s Edward Cullen and True $382 million worldwide so far) Blood’s Bill Compton. must be completed. In October, Burberry’s 09 Collection director Paul Weitz will release his introduced a spiked clutch, leaving vampire movie “Cirque du Freak: more than 100 people in the UK on a The Vampire’s Assistant.” waiting list for the sultry accessory. Vampires prove to be an Lindsay Lohan has hit up boutique escape from reality for those who Bittersweets New York for Robin read and watch them, and a walk on Adams’ fang belt buckles, rings, the wild side for those who embrace and necklaces. the style. Though the women Artist Jordan Eagles came to who find themselves enthralled his creative copyright by splattering can’t pinpoint the attractiveness, animal blood onto a canvas; such it’s there nonetheless, and it has seemingly sadistic behavior has proven profitable.


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Arts and Entertainment Ask Doctor Blackwell

Surrogates: Painful to Watch By Hannah Semaya ’13 Herald Contributor

Got a question about dating that you need answered? Write me at herald@hws.edu

Dear Liz, My boyfriend lives off-campus and wants me to move in with him. I was abroad last semester and he believes that after being apart what we need is to be together—as close as possible! We have been arguing a lot lately and I am not sure if living together will make things better or worse. What do you think? Sincerely, Love Shack Dear Love Shack, Living together is a serious decision that requires some real consideration, so you are correct in your fears about this commitment. Many couples believe that living together is a solution for relationship troubles and that everything will be fine once they shack up. Not only is this not the case, but half of all relationships end as a result of living together. Those cute little quirks you found attractive during the honeymoon phase of your relationship will suddenly irritate both of you to death, like the way he refuses to fold his clothes or the way you insist on colorcoordinating his closet. Before you decide to take this big step, think about these few things first: How often do you spend time together? If you are spending half your week or more together consistently, then you are probably well aware of each others flaws, so they will be no surprise when you move in together. Have you made any big purchases together? You will be splitting a lot of costs together, so knowing that you are both able to divide the financial responsibilities in your relationship is a good indicator that this could work out. Have you discussed the future together? If you are both of the same page with what you want out of life in the next year (or five), then it is likely to be a viable arrangement. As always, discuss these things with your boyfriend to see how he feels about the situation. Good luck! Sincerely, Doctor Blackwell

M O V I E T I M E S

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Oh, Surrogates. What a disappointment you were. The new Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Sin City) venture looked promising. A world where people decide that it would be easier to live through a robot that was an idealized version of them? It could have been decent. If the viewer had been willing to forgive the wooden acting, the mess of clichés, and the plot holes…and well, after that there wouldn’t be much left of it to enjoy. A far too brief prologue introduces the concept. A genius inventor, played by James Cromwell (W., I, Robot) creates the surrogate, a robot that can look like whatever their human controller wants it to. In this futuristic world, people decide they would rather live through these robots than go outside themselves. Although the inventor becomes immensely rich through this venture, somehow 99% of the world’s population was wealthy enough to afford these extravagant machines. Bruce Willis puts on a ridiculous blonde wig and an utterly forgettable performance in this film. The fact that they’re robots seems to excuse any acting at all. The only point of interest is James Cromwell as the tortured, regretful, and perhaps unhinged inventor.

A Spirited Review The Original Drink of the Week Since 2006

Applesauce It’s officially fall and with it comes apple season! In keeping with the season and my friends insisting on my homemade applesauce this recipe is sure to delight the hard core apple fans. Ingredients: 1 oz. Goldschläger 1 oz. Sour Apple Pucker 1 oz. Pineapple Juice Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a rocks glass. The Herald reminds you to enjoy the drink of the week safely and at the appropriate time and location, as long as you are of age…

Oddly enough, Cromwell played a somewhat similar character in I, Robot. In that film, he was also responsible for the presence of robots in everyday life. Surrogates bears striking similarities to other movies as well. There are snippets of Gamer, Bladerunner, I, Robot and even a little bit of the Matrix. Surrogates adds nothing of its own to the mix. The characters are one dimensional. As each surrogate takes on the form its controller wants, there is no way of even knowing what the human component looks like. There is no way to connect to them as individuals. The few humans that resisted the robot trend are lovingly referred to as Dreads, and they are just as unlikeable as the robots. For some reason they blindly follow a man known only as “The Prophet” as played by Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible), who is unrecognizable beneath layers of unfortunate dreadlocks. Surrogates is not a pleasant experience. The only redeeming characteristic is discovering what the human controlling the surrogate looks like. The movie makers are aware of this fact, and they overplay it bit too much. The action scenes are forgettable. A paltry 88 minutes felt agonizing as the view waits to escape from the theater. 1/5 stars.

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Sports

WS Lacrosse Coach Pat Genovese to Be Inducted into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame By Carrie Stevens ‘12 Sports Editor Pat Genovese never intended to coach. With her sights set on studying medicine or physical therapy, Genovese planned to attend graduate school at Ithaca College or NYU. In 1971, a physical education/ coaching position opened in the William Smith Athletic Department. Genovese took it and became the Herons’ first – and only – lacrosse coach. But, she never intended to stay. Thirty-eight seasons later, Pat Genovese boasts a careerrecord of 362-133-1, the most wins among any collegiate lacrosse coach. After eleven NCAA Semifinal Game showings and 5 National Championship Game appearances, Pat Genovese earned a prestigious spot in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. When Genovese accepted the position of Head Lacrosse Coach, the Herons were a club team, looking to become a collegiate squad. “Before, the team

only competed in a handful of games,” the three-time NCAA Division III Coach of the Year said in a September 24 interview. “The girls would play a few games in the fall and a few in the spring. It was really hard to shift gears and compete at the next level.” It was even harder, considering Genovese never played lacrosse. Before transferring to SUNY Cortland as a junior, she skied and played club volleyball and basketball at an all-girls college in Vermont. As a Red Dragon, she ran track. Genovese even made a splash in the pool as a synchronized swimmer. But, she never picked up a lacrosse stick.

However, Genovese wasn’t the only rookie to the game. “With the William Smith Lacrosse Program, we all started off together and built the program from the ground up.” Using a hands-on approach during drills and practices, Genovese and her players learned the game’s ins and outs. She carefully observed drills and watched scrimmages, learning the sport one step at a time. “Using this ‘daily-learning mindset,’ we wanted to get better every day.” This platform became an integral part of Genovese’s coaching philosophy. Daily progress, combined with a stress on fundamentals and mechanics, helped her create strong, complete

athletes. “When a player becomes more multi-dimensional, she grows as a person and as a player. This makes the team grow. And hopefully, this will help the team function more successfully as a unit.” As the coach of seven recipients of the Player of the Year Award, Genovese knows how to channel potential into onfield performance. “It’s about establishing relationships,” the former Heron field hockey and basketball coach stated. “Once a player and I have that relationship, I can put her in an uncomfortable game-like situation. Some athletes adjust and improve right away, but sometimes it takes longer for others. But they have to want it. They have to want to get better.” Genovese accredits the athletes, assistant coaches and mentors for her prestigious place in the Induction Class of 2009. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.”

Spirit Squad Shows Off Hard Work

Heron’s Peak Performance Kickoff

By Brittany Zwillich ’11 Herald Contributor

By Carrie Stevens ’12 Sports Editor

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Hundreds of hands clapping, hundreds of feet stomping, hundreds of fans cheering as the Hobart Statesmen, of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, score their third and final touchdown. What is the root of the entire ruckus? It’s stems from none other than HWS Cheers, the recently founded co-ed cheerleading squad. HWS Cheers began when two William Smith students realized the spirit from the bleachers lacked energy. However, these girls didn’t just stop at the metal bleachers surrounding the grassy field. HWS Cheers also gets rowdy for both Hobart and William Smith basketball teams. They may only have rhyming phrases and high kicks for now, but pyramids and half time dances are currently in the works. This is the first time in the school’s history where there have been actual cheerleaders. Dressed in green and grape with matching pom-poms, this squad knows how to fire up a crowd. Cheers include short

chants. “We really appreciate them and they boost the fans’ morale,” compliments Christopher Bramwell, a junior on the football team. The squad, currently made up of twelve girls ranging in ages from eighteen to twenty, has little background experience, but the crowd can’t tell. HWS Cheers practices twice a week, learning new cheers and perfecting old ones. All of their talent and hard work has paid off and can be seen on the faces of the excited fans. Drew Wadsworth, a senior at HWS, remarks, “The cheerleaders added a new element to the game, which I’ve never seen in previous games. They really changed the experience of going to a Hobart athletic event.” The fans are excited. The players can’t wait. The coaches are charged. Everyone has a positive outlook on the effort these twelve girls have put in. Looks like this is one new tradition that will carry on for years to come.

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On Sept. 27, William Smith During her speech at the Herons flocked to the Vandervort welcome dinner for all William Smith Room for the first Peak Performance athletes, Deb Stewart stressed the Plan of the 2009-2010 year. importance of leadership. “Leaders From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., are not born,” the Athletic Director members of the Student-Athlete started, “leaders are developed.” Advisory Committee (SAAC) Stewart thinks leadership is a and Core20 attended the Heron critical component of success, and Leadership hopes all Herons Retreat. SAAC The new Herons made will become aims to promote active leaders. a series of stops on communication In the campus – including the and activity final series of b e t w e e n librar y, McCooey field, w o r k s h o p s , student-athletes, studentand Bristol Gym – to the the athletic spilt learn about the pride athletes department into two groups. of the Heron. and the campus First-year and community; transfer students Core20 teaches the critical skills participated in the first-ever Walk necessary to becoming leaders. of Champions. The new Herons Dr. Greg Shelley, an Associate made a series of stops on campus Professor of Exercise and Sport – including the library, McCooey Sciences at Ithaca College, facilitated field, and Bristol Gym – to learn the session. After identifying each about the pride of the Heron. of the seven “c’s” of team building Sophomores, – common goal, commitment, juniors and seniors complementary remained in the roles, clear Vandervort Room communication, for a presentation constr uctive by Dr. Ellen conflict, cohesion S t a u r o w s k y. and credible During the Title IX l e a d e r s – D r. and You: Everything S h e l l e y a Heron Should provided an Know powerpoint, example of each element. “Dr. S” explored the impact and The discussion of each misconceptions of Title IX. characteristic finished with a The second phase of the demonstrative activity, allowing Peak Performance will be held in the athletes to see the component the spring. functioning.

Upcoming Games Friday, Oct. 3 William Smith Rowing Challenge on the Canal 9:00 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 3 William Smith Tennis vs. Hamilton 1:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3 Hobart Rowing Challenge on the Canal 9:00 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 3 Hobart Soccer vs. Fredonia 2:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3 William Smith Soccer at Hamilton 1:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3 Hobart Football vs. St. Lawrence 12:00 p.m.


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