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“Pitch”-ing the Future By Meghan Gaucher ‘14 Health and Sports Editor
Entrepreneurs attribute to a On Dec. 2nd, students, in chose the top ten semi-finalists, ten minute speech. broad range of ideas and values groups of up to five people, were who were then paired with a After this careful evaluation that transform communities. asked to develop an influential idea “mentor” to help them revise process, the finalists will have Entrepreneurs impact in a that would enhance something their proposals and progress on the opportunity to bring their broad number of ways including “already out there”. 58 students their own ideas. Mentors included ideas to life through their pitch, socially, culturally, financially applied submitting a total of 29 alumni and faculty from HWS who evaluated by HWS alumni, the and intellectually. Photo Courtesy of HWS Daily Update highly-experienced Sparked by the ideas judges who come and values behind from various forthe theme of “Power profit and non-profit of an Idea”, the entrepreunural Pitch is a contest organizations. involving HWS Amongst these students’ creating, judges is Hollis applying and turning Budd, the executive their innovative director of Max entrepreunural ideas and Marian into a platform for Farash Charitable action in competition Foundation, one to win a 10 thousand of the biggest dollar grant. Through foundation in upa rigorous application state New York and process and a series Wendy Puriefoy, of rounds in which president of students’ ideas are Public Education evaluated by a panel Network (PEN), the of judges, three HWS largest network of students have made community-based it to the final round. public school reform On Wednesday, in the nation. Feb. 29th in the The Pitch Vandervort Room was targeted at at 7 p.m. the Pitch Marcela Melara ‘12, Samuel Singer ‘13 and Sara Wroblewski ‘13 competed this past strong, committed event will be held to Wednesday in CCL’s the Pitch to walk away with 10 thousand dollars. HWS students the public including whose larger ideas faculty members and students.The applications. Then, HWS faculty were paired with a student based add value to the community three students selected to present and staff members, including on their related field. The hands- and represent the values of the their ideas at the Pitch event to a Susan Pliner, Director of the on experience along with the Centennial Center for Leadership panel of judges, alumni, faculty Centennial Center for Leadership career advice and expertise from and HWS Colleges. “The beauty members and the rest of the HWS and Tom Drennen, Professor of the various mentors allowed each of the contest is students from community are Sara Wroblewski Economics and Environmental students’ hard work to expand, all different academic and career ‘13, Marcela Malara ‘12 and Samuel studies, judged and evaluated the making connections while crafting PITCH continued on page 5 Singer ’13. three to four page applications and a “pitch” of their idea in a nine to
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Drug Releasing Microchip Has Potential to Change Lives
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GOP Canidates Debate in Arizona By Emma Stratigos ‘12 Campus Happenings Editor On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich took the stage in Mesa, Arizona for the 20th debate of the race for the Republican nomination. The candidates discussed social issues, foreign policy and hot topics such as health care, contraception and the economy. During this debate, unlike the previous 19, the candidates occupied chairs on stage rather than the traditional stance behind lecterns. Chief National Correspondent of CNN, John King, was the debate moderator. The debate came down to Romney versus Santorum, with Gingrich and Paul in the margins. Romney is considered by many to have delivered a strong performance, which is important to his campaign in a race that has become closer than expected. Santorum, the recent frontrunner of the race, seemed to be playing defense a lot of the time. Ron Paul accused him of being a “fake” Conservative and of changing his views on major issues. Romney took aim at Santorum’s self-identification as an authentic Conservative. Many of the candidates’ responses to the question “Do you believe in birth control?” drew boos from the audience. Newt Gingrich avoided the question, shifting the focus to Barack Obama’s policies regarding abortion
and, once again, complaining that the “elite media” hadn’t brought the issue to the forefront in 2008. Romney also took the opportunity to demonstrate his differences from Obama, accusing the President of leading the worst “attack on religious conscience, religious freedom, and religious tolerance” in the history of America. Santorum responded to the question with a meandering statement that identified teenage sex, pregnancy and drug use as the country’s main cultural problems. Ron Paul, who has yet to win any primaries or caucuses, was the most consistent on the issue, firmly asserting that the morning after pill is a form of birth control, while other candidates had spoken of it under the umbrella of abortion. This debate was the last scheduled for the spring. However, unless one candidate takes a clear lead, additional debates may be scheduled in order to whittle down the playing field. In his Huffington Post article, Northeastern University Professor Alan Schroeder wrote that the Arizona debate “probably did not alter the chessboard, even as it generated a fair amount of sparks.” A recent Associated Press-GfK poll showed the nation having a more optimistic outlook on the economy, which is one of the leading issues in the GOP race.
That tall glass of milk your injections. The Massachusetts length of four months. To give a While the success of the parents made you drink with Institute of Technology (MIT) tangible comparison, it is only as microchip is anticipated from the dinner was worth every last frothy announced they completed their big as the average computer flash success of the first-trial, it is not and reluctant sip. 10 million first trial of a newly invented drive. The women could not feel yet approved by the United States Americans are currently diagnosed Osteoporosis microchip for any sense of discomfort from the Food and Drug Administration. with Osteoporosis, a The Massachusetts disease categorized Researchers hope by low bone mass. for its approval The urgency to after the next trial, feed the body with with a larger pool an abundance of of people. While calcium is no longer the microchip now an unwarranted, works for short nagging request. intervals of time, 30 To explain it to 90 days, they are simply, calcium working to tweak and collagen are the design and the two ingredients create a yearlong necessary for bones. mechanism. Calcium phosphate In this day and is the mineral that age, when practically strengthens the everyone is linked bones, and collagen to a Smartphone, is natural protein the next question that provides a usually asks, “Is framework for the there an app for calcium when it is that?” Robert digested. These two Farra, the chief combine to create operating officer your strong, flexible at Microchips bones, and without Inc. in Waltham, them, you might as Massachusetts, well be Gumby. comments on this to A striking ABC news, “We have number is presented Photo Courtesy of healthnowmedical.com the ability to also now in 2012: one Osteoporosis affects the density of the bones, causing them to become brittle and house sensors inside out of every two increasingly fragile as the individual ages. the microchip. The women and one out microchip is capable of every four men over fifty are humans. This research is long chip, and did not face any side of both sensing and drug delivery. fractured from an event related awaited: Langer, the head chemical effects. At some point we envision that we to Osteoporosis. However, engineer at MIT, has worked on To look at the science behind could combine those two in the Osteoporosis does not discriminate the technology since the 90s. it, the microchip holds tiny same device.” These sensors could across age, and young people are at “It’s almost like ‘Star Trek’, “reservoirs” of medication, with be linked with a Smartphone, risk, too. but now it’s coming to life,” Langer each reservoir releasing one dose where a doctor could facilitate the Earlier this February, the jokes about the advancement of his at a time. With the prompt of the administration of the drug with a medical world saw a breakthrough technology to news source, CNN. computer, the implant allows the simple application. in technology, one that could save The microchip was implanted passage of body fluids into the Big Brother, watch out. millions of Osteoporosis stricken into seven women in Denmark, reservoir. The powdered drug then people from their dreaded daily all around the age of sixty, for the fuses into the body to medicate.
Greece Secures Second Bailout By Morgan Gilbard ‘15 Opinions Co-Editor
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After months of international apprehension and internal turmoil, Greece’s massive debts have been alleviated by a deal made on Feb. 20 with the International Monetary Fund and financial ministers representing nations on the euro. The bailout consists of a €130 billion ($173 billion) loan from European governments and private sector lenders, as well as a 53.3 percent reduction of debts from the last bailout Greece received in 2010. Living beyond its means since before adopting the euro, Greece continued to increase public spending and doubled public sector wages after joining other European nations in a common monetary system. This, as well as a long history of widespread tax evasion within the country, made Greece unprepared to cope when the global economic downturn struck. As part of the new deal, Greece is tied to a number of austerity measures, or conditions designed to facilitate the success of the bailout in accordance to will of their financial backers. European leaders are demanding speedy and efficient budget cuts to reduce the deficit, including slashes in pensions, public service jobs, “holiday bonuses,” and minimum wage. Greece is also encouraged to become more competitive in the global market by reducing the cost
of international business in the nation. “We remain quite optimistic that once investors study this proposal…there will be a high take up,” said Charles Dallara, the managing director of the International Institute of Finance, a bank lobby group that represented the private sector in the bailout negotiations. Some economists argue that the bailout is destined to increase poverty within the nation and subsequently shrink the Greek economy, and thus decrease tax revenues even further and increase the national debt. However, European officials argue that the bailout is the only hope Greece has for a more financially secure future, even if it has short-term drawbacks. The bailout passed in the Greek Parliament largely due to the support of the two main parties, Pasok and the New Democracy, in Prime Minister Lucas Papademos’ coalition government. Both left and far-right wing groups opposed the manner in which the bill was rushed through parliament. Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos responded to objections, stating, “The true dilemma is: either sacrifices with prospects, or complete destruction with no prospects. Either cuts which are harsh…or the inability to pay for salaries or pensions.”
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Elephant Massacre Continues in Cameroon By Sophia Skaff ‘15 Herald Contributor Over 200 elephants in Cameroon have been slaughtered by poachers seeking ivory. The illegal murdering of elephants for the ivory in their tusks has been a problem for years. The selling of Ivory was made illegal in 1989 at a time when, according to Science Daily, poachers killed an average of 70,000 elephants a year. Nevertheless, this surge in killings is a result of the high demand for the product in Asian countries. The poachers committing these acts come heavily armed from Sudan and Chad and are known to use the profit to buy arms for ongoing disputes in Central Africa. The elephant population in Africa is endangered. As noted by the Washington Post, the International Union for Conservation of Nature
approximated that there were only 1,000 to 5,000 left in the country in 2007. They also report that at least 3,000 elephants were killed throughout Africa last year. The situation is also detrimental to elephant calves whose parents have been killed and are left to survive on their own, often dying of hunger and thirst. The United States, European Union, Britain and France’s embassies have spoken out against the killings and asked Cameroon’s government to act against the massacre. Currently park guards are not well trained and do not have the proper equipment to hold off the poachers. If more is not done the elephant population will continue to diminish and may die off completely.
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Church and State Battle Over Public Space By Emma Stratigos ‘12 Campus Happenings Editor
George Huguely is escorted to court during his trial in the death of former girlfriend Yeardley Love. Huguely was found guilty of second-degree murder.
Pictured above is Huguely’s former girlfriend, Yeardley Love.
Huguely Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison By Meghan Gaucher ‘14 Health and Sports Editor
On Feb. 22, the Charlottesville, VA courthouse reached a verdict on the LoveHuguely case, sentencing Huguely to 26 years behind bars. The jury returned the recommendation late Wednesday after accusing George Huguely V, former star lacrosse player at UVA, guilty of grand larceny and second-degree murder in May 2010 of his girlfriend, Yeardley Love, a senior lacrosse player on UVA women’s team. Jurors wrestled over Huguely’s sentence for nine hours before returning the verdict on the murderer of Love, caught up in the swirl of college relationships, alcohol, abuse and anger at a topnotch university. The decision rendered over whether Huguely battered Love to death in a jealous rage or if his intent to talk with her spiraled out of control, turning violent, and she died accidentally. There were also suggestions that her own drinking problem contributed to her death. The jury recommended that Huguely be put in jail for 26 years. The maximum prison term for second-degree murder is 40 years. The trial on Wednesday was full of emotion; Huguely, over
exhausted and pale, looked down when Love’s mother and sister talked about their lives after her death. Sharon Love, Yeardley’s mother, pulled at the jurors’ heartstrings when she discussed that time had not deterred from the sorrow she felt since her daughter’s death. Love’s sister, Lexie, 28, has also struggled to cope with the loss. “A song will come on the radio and I’ll just burst out in tears,” she said, sobbing. Her sister’s death, she said, “left a large hole and nothing will fill it.” In May 2010, George Huguely was convicted of secondhand murder to his girlfriend, Yeardley Love. Love was found dead in her apartment, severely beaten to death with brain damage and internal bleeding. After Huguely had gotten back from a day of binge drinking, he went to Love’s apartment and, regardless of his intentions, left her barely breathing as he stormed out of the apartment. Love was found face down in her pillow by a roommate around 2 a.m. on May 3, 2010. Police rushed to the scene claiming her death as a crime scene, considering the door had been broken down. This on-again,
off-again abusive relationship rendered national media attention. However, the trial continued to portray Huguely and the murder of Love in two different ways up until his sentencing. Jurors heard testimony from several lacrosse players who talked of Huguely’s excessive drinking problem as well as public fights between the two. The night before the murder Huguely sent an angry email to Love displaying his disapproval and jealousy of Love’s supposed affair with another UVA student saying, “I wish you were dead.” During the trial, a letter found in Huguely’s drawer encompassed another violent assault on Love in 2010 in which Huguely was found with his arm around Love’s neck, choking Love on his bed, according to CNN News. Huguely’s defense attorney, Francis Lawrence, explained that the defense on Huguely’s part was a disappointment in the “fight for fairness.” On Feb. 15 when the trial re-opened medical experts were called to his defense to show evidence that head trauma contributed to Love’s death.
Various witnesses were called to claim that the alleged murder was not intentional, considering Huguely left Love’s apartment while she was still breathing. The two conflicting sides caused serious debate over Huguely’s conviction of second-degree murder, reports the Huffington Post. “He has the support of a loving family and his display of amazing resilience and courage, is hopeful and spiritual, and we look forward to some corrections on what happened here tonight,” Lawrence said. “The courtroom saw his remorse various times during the trial.” The court case of Huguely and the alleged murder of Love sparked awareness across the nation of the abuse and violence that exists in many college relationships. Kristi VanAudenhove of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance explained in a statement: “It has also sparked conversations at colleges and universities about how to improve policies and services for students experiencing sexual and domestic violence.”
Suicide Bomber Arrested in DC By Katie Levenstein ‘12 Herald Contributor The FBI arrested Amine El Khalifi, 29, Steven Hersem, a Supervisory FBI Special would die,” said Savage. on Feb. 17 for an attempted suicide bombing Agent, filed a complaint against Khalifi that After FBI agents and U.S. Capitol police outside the Capitol Building in Washington, said that by December, Khalifi had planned officers took Khalifi down on Friday at noon, DC. Khalifi, a Morrocan citizen, said he wanted to detonate a bomb at an Alexandria building he made a brief appearance in federal court to be the first suicide bomber on U.S. soil, that contained offices for the U.S. military. in Alexandria. Khalifi faces life in prison if he reported John Miller to CBS News. Prior to deciding upon the Capitol Building he is convicted of “attempting to use a weapon Khalifi was caught wearing an explosive considered a synagogue, high-ranking military of mass destruction against property that is vest and had a MACowned and used by the 10 in his possession. United States,” reported According to Charlie CBS. Savage with the Khalifi reportedly New York Times, thought that the two both weapons were officials he was working inoperable and had with were terrorists. been given to Khalifi Khalifi himself was not by the Federal Bureau believed to be associated of Investigation and with Al Qaeda, but did an undercover agent tell acquaintances in posing as an Al Qaeda January 2011 that he terrorist. agreed that the “war on Khalifi has lived terrorism” was a “war on in the U.S. for more Muslims.” than 12 years and is Khalifi’s plot was Photo Courtesy of photoshow.com currently unemployed. Photo Courtesy of KSEE24.com thwarted before anyone Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Building was was According to NBC A court artist captured the above harmed from the target of Khalifi’s attempted threat. Washington, Khalifi’s scene during Khalifi’s trial. his plans. “Today’s visa expired in 1999, the case underscores the same year he came over to the U.S. at the age of officers, a military building and a restaurant in continuing threat we face from home-grown 16. Both his illegal status and complaints from D.C. that customers frequent. The complaint violent extremists,” said Lisa Monaco, the his surrounding neighbors revealed suspicious eventually said, “He settled on a suicide attack assistant general for the Justice Departments. behavior that led to a federal watch on his against the Capitol, declaring that he wanted character for over a year. to kill people face to face and hoped 30 people
In early February, a Federal appeals court ruled that New York City is able to ban the use of public schools for religious services. The case has once again stirred up the debate about where to draw the line on the separation of church and state. In New York City, approximately 60 churches hold services in public schools on weekends when th schools are closed to students. Some do so to save money and others believe that the use of a nontraditional church for worship removes barriers. “The Department of Education is legitimately concerned about public schools being affiliated with a particular religious belief or practice,” said lawyer for the city, Jane Gordon. This conflict is not a new one. The Bronx Household of Faith sued in the city in 1995 over a similar issue, saying that it was a violation of the First Amendment to deny church groups use of public schools while other community groups are permitted to use the same facilities. On Feb. 16, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska temporarily restrained the city’s ban, honoring a request from the Bronx Household of Faith to continue their Sunday services in public
schools. This ruling, however, only applied to that specific church. Other religious groups were forced to hold services elsewhere. Many discussed doing so on sidewalks or searching for space in other houses of worship that would be available for rent. New York City Mayer Michael Bloomberg firmly back’s the ban. “Separation of church and state [is] one of the basics of our country,” he said in a statement on the radio, “the more religious you are, the more you should want to keep the separation, because someday the religion that the state picks as the ‘state religion’ might not be yours. The way to solve that is to not have a state religion.” Bill Devlin, 41, a pastor in Manhattan, has been protesting the matter since January. He has been on a water-only fast for more than 40 days in an attempt to speak out against the NYC ban on church groups using public school facilities for worship. He told the Christian Post that until there is more clarity surrounding the issue, he will continue the fast. He is concerned that the ban will have a negative impact on economically disadvantaged communities, in particular, that do not have sufficient funds to rent space for worship.
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Paying for the Alcohol First And the Hospital Second By Haleigh MacCloy ‘15 Herald Contributor The Wallstreet Journal recently wrote an article about underage drinking. The article highlighted the cost of underage drinking in terms of the hospital fees. It is becoming more and more prevalent for youths to be put in the hospital due to extreme inebriation. According to the article, hospitalization charges in the year of 2008 totaled $755 million. Most of these hospitalizations entailed drunkenness alone—also known as “acute intoxication”— but 24 percent of them were injury related. Interestingly, most of the hospitalizations happen to males. However, as of late statistics are currently changing as more and more females are starting to go to the hospital from excessive
drinking. Most hospitalizations occur to 18 year olds, the common age of a typical college freshman. Here at the Colleges, social norms posters are posted around many parts of the campus, many of which state facts that do not seem to coincide with what the Wallstreet Journal claims. For example, one social norm poster states “67 percent of all students consume alcohol once per week or less often or do not drink at all.” In order to encourage safe habits, the Colleges provide the community with informative information regarding this problem through the Alcohol Education Project, which teaches the HWS community how to avoid the misuse of alcohol and other drugs.
PITCH continued from page 1 interests can apply,” said Amy Forbes, Associate Director of the CCL. “That was the goal of the contest from the beginning.” Pitch finalist Wrobleski, a Media and Society Major, has been working on a project inspired by her trip to Africa where she worked at a glass-blowing factory with children in Nairobi, Kenya. Her project, “One Bead”, was created in hope to give back to these school children she met and worked with. The proposal markets a bracelet made from recycled windows and bottles heated by old car oil. By purchasing the bracelet, the funds go directly to the Oloosirkon Government Primary School for children. Also making it to the final round, Melara, a Computer Science, French and Francophone major proposed the ELARA Project (environmental liaison and automated recycling assistant) which is focused on creating and implementing a system that assists people in the process of sorting waste from recyclable goods while simultaneously increasing recycling. “ELARA has been a major computer science research project I have been working on since last summer,” Melara says. “I then came up with the idea that it can be turned into a business.” The goal was to create and implement a touch-screen device that can be used as a networked kiosk to encourage people to recycle and raises awareness of proper waste sorting. “I see the potential that my project has to become a larger-scale project. My kiosk will be a cool piece of technology that people will love and find easy to use,” Melara says. This kiosk can be placed at
any indoor facility such as a mall where registered users can identify waste items. Melara’s sustainable creation reflects on HWS’ value of sustainable living. The third contestant, Singer, a Spanish major, created an allnatural organic gum made from four simple ingredients: sugar, water, natural flavoring and chicle (sap from a Central American Gum tree). TRAIN gum, each piece shaped like a wheel of a train, offers an alternative for gum-chewers who want to support eco-friendly organic products. The packaging is made from organic materials and the product is biodegradable. By purchasing a pack of TRAIN gum, the profits would directly support the chicleros industry and the workers. These three students and their action-ready proposals continue to uphold the values of commitment and empowerment while reflecting their academic and future goals. “Through the Pitch, the Centennial Center for Leadership sustains the idea on campus about taking risks,” Forbes says. “The students are able to develop an idea into something that can be implemented and enhance something that’s already out there.” In the future, Forbes, along with other faculty and staff members involved in creating and organizing the Pitch, hope to make it an annual event. Ideas to improve and advertise the Pitch contest include courses, workshops and bringing entrepreneurs to campus to inspire and encourage students to apply for the chance to win a 10 thousand dollar grant that could potentially put their ideas into action.
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WHO WILL BE
YOUR STUDENT TRUSTEE?
ITH M S IAM L L I W tes a d i d Can
HOBART Candidates & WILLIAM SMITH Candidates Abigail White ’14
Eden Tesfaye ’14 My name is Eden Tesfaye and I “hope” to be your Student Trustee for the William Smith class of 2014. You may be asking yourself, “why vote TESFAYE?” The reason can be found, quite literally, in the name. When translated from Amharic* (the spoken language of my native Ethiopia) to English, Tesfaye becomes the word “hope.” Ironic? I think yes. A change in leadership provides the opportunity of possibility. What do you think is possible for your future as a student here at Hobart & William Smith Colleges? I see a possibility for YOU to believe in your representatives. I see a possibility for YOU to feel like you have a say. Lastly, I see a possibility for YOU to feel heard by those who are supposed to listen. I am not going to make any specific promises that would most likely be impossible for me to keep. However, if I am elected to be the Student Trustee for the WS Class of 2014; I will make it my duty, my purpose, and my ultimate goal to allow each and every WS women’s voice to be heard. At the Colleges I am majoring in Political Science and English with minors in Economics and International Relations. On campus I participate in several different clubs and I hold several leadership positions which include, Vice-President of HWS Figure Skating Club, HWS Leads, advisory committee of HWS leads which chooses the next HWS leads participants, VicePresident of Rees community council 20102011, a student caller for the Alumni house, and active participation in community service at Lakefront Childcare Center. Outside the Colleges I participate in RYLA (rotary youth leadership award) as apart of the alumni staff. RYLA is a leadership camp, which instills qualities in potential leaders from high schools in the surrounding area. To be considered to hold a staff position for RYLA, one must have gone through RYLA leadership camp them self. Additionally, this past summer I interned a DNL Global, a global marketing firm. While interning at DNL global I was the intermediary between the clients we assisted and the companies with whom they did business. While in high school I was also president of the student body. As president I experienced challenges and triumphs. Collectively, these experiences have provided me with the background needed to be a successful student trustee. Why vote Tesfaye? The reason cannot only be found in the name but also the experience behind it. I know what is expected of a Student Trustee. I know how to listen to the requests of those being represented (YOU), and I know how to voice them. If you want someone who is qualified, has the experience, and truly cares about the well being of each and every individual, then vote Tesfaye. Do not vote simply because I tell you too, but because I have proven and will prove again that I have the ability to be an outstanding representative.
I am running for the position as Student Trustee. My interest in the position is the result of my involvement in many campus activities. I feel that I am able to relay the student’s comments and concerns to the Trustees in an effective way that will better the Hobart and William Smith Colleges community. My varied leadership experiences at HWS provide me with the information that Trustees look for when making crucial decisions regarding campus life. My participation in Campus Activities Board, Budget Allocation Committee, Colleges Against Cancer, and my work as a Student Athletic Trainer and a Resident Assistant, give me knowledge of varying issues of HWS students. With these positions, I have also demonstrated an enthusiasm for the campuses success that I convey to future campus leaders and prospective students. As a member of the Budget Allo cation Committee, I am given the chance to hear from all campus clubs seeing what the student populations want to bring to campus. Being an RA I have developed connections with many students and have strived to create beneficial programs and a community within the residence halls. These roles have also allowed me to hear students concerns as well as relay them to higher campus powers that can create change. As a student trustee I will continue to help create the change that the students of HWS want to see. Please feel free to contact me either by email at Abigail.White@hws.edu if you have any questions.
Courtney Cytryn ’14 I have had a passion and love for The Colleges for many years long before becoming a student. As the daughter of an alumnus, HWS has been a part of my life since my childhood… going to reunions, lacrosse games and visiting my dad’s “old” professors. I realized that HWS was more than a four year commitment… it is a lifelong participation. As a student member of the Board, I would help ensure that the HWS will continue to meet the needs of its students and allow them to thrive in this new and changing world. I have shown a strong commitment to these Colleges beyond the classroom and realize the secret to HWS’s worth is this life beyond the traditional classroom. My extracurricular involvement is testament to my commitment and understanding of the great valve of an HWS education. Since my freshmen year, I participated in the WS Congress and was elected President of Community Council for Potter Dormitory planning activities to promote a sense of community. During my freshman year, I was accepted into the Colleges’ Leadership program. I have worked in the Admissions Office as a tour guide and host. This past summer, I participated as an orientation mentor. As an Ambassador for the Salisbury Center, I am helping students take advantage of the great opportunities provided by Career Services. I am the William Smith Representative on the Honors Committee. This is my second year as a member of The Seneca7 race organizing committee. I will be a member of the Hope House in the fall of 2012. I have played on WS club lacrosse. I believe that my participation and involvement on campus is testimony of my passion, love, and commitment for “These Colleges” and evidence of my strong qualification to be Student Trustee.
Abigail Evans ’14
Can Güneri ’14 My name is Can Güneri. I am currently a sophomore, majoring in Economics with a focus on a career in Finance. I had the opportunity to have an internship with HSBC Bank in my first year summer as a summer analyst. Other than my academic focus, I am passionate about rowing. I have spent 5 years of my life doing crew at a professional level. During this time, I was the captain of my team and I was able to represent the Turkish National Team by competing in the Junior World Championships. Through my time at the colleges, I was able to build up a strong relationship with the administration, as well as the majority of the student body. I would like to have a larger role on campus, which the student trustee position would accomplish. I believe that I have the ability to represent the student body in a positive way. I have the mentality that there is always room for improvement and that’s why I want to be a student trustee to contribute to the place I love.
Will Holstrom ’14 Hello! My name is Will Holstrom. I am from New Hope, Pennsylvania and I am studying Political Science and American Studies. Today, I am writing to you as a candidate for Student Trustee. Some of you may have seen me sing with the Hobartones. I hope this demonstrates that I am confident, well rounded, and (fairly) intelligent. I am also a member of the College’s Chorale and Orange Key Society, I am a resident of Bampton House, and am currently on the Dean’s List. I have enjoyed my three semesters on this campus very much but I am not blind to the fact that there are always things that can be changed and ways to improve the experience for current students and incoming classes. I am an experienced leader with the ability to convey my ideas, and those of others, in a straightforward and concise manner, which will serve me well if I am fortunate enough to be named one of the HWS Student Trustees.
Chelsea Maloney ’14 My name is Chelsea Maloney! I am current candidate for the William Smith Junior Trustee Elections. For most of my life, I have always been passionate about a multitude of extra-curricular activities, including horse-back riding, fiction writing, and women’s reproductive health. Here at William Smith College, I am a double major in Women’s Studies and English with a focus in creative writing. For the last two years, I have participated in the William Smith summit where fifty students gather annually to discuss current issues on campus and solutions to these issues. Most of the time you can find me in Demarest in the Women’s Studies Department working as a research assistant for and editor of the Women’s Studies Program Magazine. If I’m not there, then you can find me at Halsey’s Restaurant in downtown Geneva where I work as a hostess and busser. As a William Smith Trustee, I plan on using my experienced commitment and hardwork to bring important issues to the forefront of the Trustee meetings. The rise in violent acts seen on and off campus surrounding Hobart and William Smith students is absurd. I want to create a safer campus for both men and women alike and formulate a more inclusive campus, I want to know what YOU think are the issues and then work to solve them.
Ana Garcia ’14 My name is Ana Garcia and I am currently abroad in Rome. I am an Architectural Studies and Latin American Studies double major with a Studio Art minor. I am an EMT for the college’s Emergency Medical Service and I was the RA for Jackson 4 during the fall semester and will be an RA in Sherrill come fall. I am also a student athletic trainer and a receptionist at the field house as well as a member of the Architectural Society. I have been placed on the Dean’s List every semester and I have volunteered for America Reads. I would like to be your student trustee because my broad interests have brought me to be aware of the campus community and I would like to use this awareness to give the board of trustees insight into the thoughts and concerns of HWS students. After much inquiry I have come to understand the role of a student trustee as a role of service. I wish to serve the HWS community by sharing not my opinions, but the opinions of the student body.. If elected your student trustee, I vow to work as hard as humanly possible for the voice of the students to be heard where it is most valued: the board of trustees.
Wes Traub ’14 Before HWS, I considered myself to be a leader in most aspects of my life. However, there was still something missing that prevented me from reaching my full potential. HWS has provided me with valuable experiences and friendships that have guided me towards reaching my full capacity as a student, an athlete, and most importantly as a leader. As your student trustee, I can guarantee that I will exert my full efforts to make sure that student voices are heard on campus. As a volunteer at the Geneva Community Lunch program, a runner on the Hobart Cross Country team, a member of the Orange Key Honors Society, a backpacking guide for the Pre-Orientation Adventure program, and a member of several club sports on campus, I have shown a strong history of campus involvement and civic engagement. I will use my personable nature and inclusive attitude to increase communication between the students, the faculty, and the trustees at HWS. My core values of integrity helped me grow into a stronger leader than I ever could have imagined, and I will stop at nothing to make sure that all HWS students have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
My name is Abby Evans and I would love to represent the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges as a Student Trustee. I believe that I would be an approachable liaison between the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the Board of Trustees because I am a well-rounded, hardworking and genuine individual. As the elected student trustee I will uphold an honest work ethic in presenting the ideas of the students to the trustees and providing outlets for student voices to be heard. As Student Trustee I would like to focus on addressing our campus culture, which makes this school so unique. In doing so, I would like to create leadership opportunities and forums in which the students can actively discuss topics that need attention such as institutional advancements, student activities and campus life. I plan on making myself available to every I would also like to assist the board in creating a stronger sense of empowerment in each student so they leave this place with a clearer sense of their identity. I am an Anthropology and Sociology double major pursuing a minor in Africana Studies. I have choreographed for the Koshare Dance Collective for two years and served as the Community Outreach Officer on the board this year. Since coming to the Colleges I have participated in the William Smith Summits as well as the Leadership Institute as a Home Group leader. I have found a love in serving others and have really enjoyed working towards completing the requirements for the Leadership Certificate upon graduation. I am currently living in the Community Service theme house and work for both the Admissions Office and the Dance Department. If you elect me as your Student Trustee I will serve the student body and the Board of Trustees with honesty and integrity and actively seek out creative ways to empower the student voice on campus.
Greg Mathieu ’14
Hello, my name is Greg Mathieu and I feel as though I am the perfect fit to represent Hobart College as our Student Trustee. I am Anthropology major and Sociology minor. I am a Statesman here on campus as I run for the Cross Country team. The reasons why I feel qualified to run for this position is my experience. I am an Eagle Scout and am currently enrolled in the HWS Leads Leadership Certificate program here at the colleges. I work for the Alumni House and am in constant contact with many alumni, this is prefect as there is a large alumni population on the board of trustees. I am a Kappa Sigma Brother as well as the Grand Scribe for our chapter here at Hobart. I feel that all of this experience sets me apart from the other candidates, and gives me a unique view of the campus and the students who attend the colleges. If elected I feel that I can move towards positive change here at the colleges, and make it an even better and more enjoyable place for past, present, and future students.
Dona Occhipinti ’14 Dona Occhipinti, a double major in Biology and International Relations, currently acts as the Novice Captain of the William Smith Crew Team. With a strong sense of pride and commitment to William Smith College, she hopes to act as a liaison between the student body and the Board of Trustees in order to favorably shape the HWS community. Overall, if elected Student Trustee, it is her goal that she will instill a sense of confidence among her peers that their voices will be heard and accurately represented to bring about the change that they want to see.
Campus Happenings Dashboard Monitors Hws Energy Use
Shack-A-Thon Raises Money for Habitat for Humanity By Meghan Gaucher ‘14 Health and Sports Editor What would it be like to live and sleep on the streets? How do homeless people survive? Sparked by a conversation about what it would be like to be homeless and unable to attain safe and adequate housing, two residential assistants (RA’s), Danielle Moreau ’14 and Dana Jensen ’14, brought the nation-wide, annual event, Shack-a-thon to HWS. Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on the evening of Mar. 8th, students from various organizations, clubs, and athletic teams will pay admission and begin building shacks made from donated cardboard boxes. By occupying these man-made forts into the night until about 1:00 a.m., Moreau and Jensen hope to create a “homeless for a night” experience for all participating students. After discussing the idea with their supervisor, Peter Fiannaca, the Area Coordinator for JPR who had previously organized a Shack-a-thon event at a different school, the girls decided to utilize the event as a platform to create a fun, easy way for students to participate in community service. Students will pay admission on the night of the event by either donating a canned good that will go to the Geneva Community Food Bank or pay $2.00, which will go directly to the Habitat for Humanity chapter at HWS to continue the non-profit organization’s worthy cause: to supply affordable, decent housing for all walks of life. Participants will then begin constructing their shacks from boxes donated by local businesses such as the Geneva and Canandaigua Wegmans and the Geneva B.J.’s. Once constructed, these giant man-made forts will serve as students’ “home,” in which they will experience the cold, biting weather of Geneva, New York throughout the night. In terms of student-turn out, both Jensen and Moreau hope organized groups on campus such as the Architecture Society will build and occupy shacks. Other groups such as fraternities, small theme houses and club sport teams are encouraged to join the social experience while exemplifying the colleges’ value of community service to raise money for the Geneva Food Bank and Geneva Habitat for Humanity chapter. Clubs already committed to Shack-a-thon include EMS, HWS Athletics and Habitat for Humanity. The two RA’s emphasized that the more groups that come and join the event, the more fun and successful it will be. Shack-a-thon not only STACK continued on page9
Campus Happenings Herman Boone Delivers Inspiring Message
By Helen Hunsinger ‘12 Herald Contributor HWS places a high priority on green initiatives as part of the continuing mission to lead lives of consequence. For example, as of last year, the campus is entirely run by wind energy. However, more than two-thirds of Hobart and William Smith’s greenhouse gas emissions are a result of the operation of residence halls. Currently HWS is participating in the Campus Conservation Nationals in an effort to reduce consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, therefore lessening the impact HWS has on the environment. Providing online information about HWS consumption and energy use is a new program called Dashboard, which displays the latest statistics in categories of electricity, natural gas, green features, and even current weather. The focus of Dashboard is on three HWS residence halls: Caird, DeCordova, and Emerson. These three buildings are also entered into the Campus Conservation Nationals, which runs from February 13th to March 3rd. A competition that includes over 100 colleges and universities, Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is an electricity and water competition to decrease energy used and wasted. Caird, DeCordova, and Emerson are participating in the competition in electricity reduction. The goal is to reduce the amount of electricity that residences in these buildings use to decrease the amount of greenhouse gasses that the colleges produce. As a part of this endeavor, Sustainability Coordinator James Landi and the HWS Eco Representatives are encouraging energy awareness through student participation in the Green Room Certification Program. Students can keep track of hourly electricity consumption in each of three buildings on the HWS Dashboard; there is even a feature that compares the amount of energy used in each building side by side. Sustainability Coordinator James Landi has high hopes for the Campus Conservation Nationals campaign, as the school that achieves the highest percent reduction in electricity use wins. However, the side benefits are important as well, as results of the campaign include cutting electricity consumption, saving money, and cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Check out http://buildingdashboard.com/clients/ hws/ and http://buildingdashboard.net/hws/#/hws/ for the latest information and statistics on the amount of resources and energy consumed at HWS.
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Courtney Apple ’08 and Bill Glaab ’06 founded Hand in Hand Soap, a company that donates a bar of soap to a child in need for every bar that is sold.
HWS Alums Give a Hand in Helping Others By Katie Levenstein ‘12 Herald Contributor Hobart and William Smith Colleges Anthropologie website. “We’re very has fostered the growth of many talented excited about it,” said Apple. students, who today take on roles as To add to the excitement and speed teachers, lawyers, architects and more. of success, Hand in Hand just traveled to Courtney Apple ’08 and Bill Glaab ’06 are Haiti on Feb. 23 for the first soap drop. two of these students who have become In collaboration with non-profits My social entrepreneurs and founders of a Neighbor’s Children and Global Soap great idea. The couple spent three years Project, 5,000 bars of soap have been brainstorming an innovative plan for donated to children of Haiti. change and successfully launched their Hand in Hand has taken on five company, Hand in Hand Soap, in August student interns from HWS to support 2011. their work and expanding success. Martin Hand in Hand sells orange blossom Quigley ’13, Alex Porter ‘12 and Katie soap in packs of two, five and 10. The Levenstein ’12 are the Marketing and product is made locally in Vermont and Public Relations interns, with a focus on is shipped using eco-friendly packaging, marketing the product to magazines and comes with a free carbon offset and soap shops. Elizabeth Wasmund ’12 and a portion of all proceeds goes toward Hannah Nickerson ’12 are the journalism saving 50 square feet of rainforest for interns, who work on the company’s each bar of soap. The soap is certified by Facebook, Twitter and blog. both the Natural Products Association “Working at Hand in Hand has taught and Fair Trade USA. In addition, this me that the heart of this company is about sustainable brand embodies the one for so much more than just its soap sales and one philosophy: for every bar of soap sold, donations,” said Nickerson. “Whether I’m a bar will be donated to save a child’s life. tweeting about a stellar vegetarian dinner With a life-saving goal in mind, Glaab or sharing a creatively upcycled DIY and Apple set out to find the best way to craft, I’m always looking to reach a broad combine environmental responsibility audience—one that cares about ethical with large-scale giving. “We came across and environmental issues.” an article reporting that each year over The experiences at Hand in Hand are 5 million people die of diseases caused vast, depending on the side of the business by poor water quality and lack of proper an intern works from. “I’ve really enjoyed hygiene,” Apple said. “After further working for Hand in Hand,” Quigley said. research, we discovered that half of those “The internship has allowed me to study deaths could be prevented with just a the logistical end of running a business single bar of soap. It was at that moment while still continuing my classes at HWS.” that Hand in Hand was conceived.” HWS.” In just six months, Hand in Hand Hand in Hand Soap sells from Soap has been taken in by Anthropologie, both HandinHandSoap.com and an “inspiring” shop for women’s clothing, Anthropologie.com. Also be sure to check accessories and home décor. The product out their Facebook, Blog and Twitter! has since received top reviews on the
Campus Experiences Food Revolution By Luke Lyons ‘12 Herald Contributor The Sustainable Foods Club (SFC) started out as a project for Derek Weiss’ ’12 Senior Integrated Experience in the fall and is in the process of becoming an official club. Weiss, an environmental and biology major, is currently the president and sole creator of this organization. The SFC is only in its embryonic stages now, but it has plans to change the way we eat as a campus. Weiss and the other 12 members of the SFC are looking to spread awareness of how supporting local farms and foods can be beneficial to the students and faculty on campus. “I’m passionate about food; I love to cook and eat it,” says Weiss. “Food is just a symbolization of how we treat the Earth. There is a massive disconnect between society and the environment and this impedes our harmony with nature.” The group’s current focus is to build 6 cold frames, which are small enclosures that protect plants from cold weather. There is currently 1 cold frame in the garden behind the Beta Sig house on South Main. Two cold frames can produce enough salad greens for one person year-round. The SFC will construct 1 of the 6 cold frames during an alternative Spring Break opportunity they will host this March. Noah Lucas ’13, who plans on being a part
of this alterative Spring Break, is excited for what’s to come. “I like going home whenever we have breaks throughout the semester, but I’m really enthused about what we’ll be able to accomplish over the break,” says Lucas. “We might even head to Dean Mapstone’s sheep farm.” Weiss says that the other 5 cold frames will be built during Earth week. Cold frames are just the tip of the iceberg for this group. With schematics in order and the process already underway, the SFC is preparing to start a community garden behind the Freshman parking lot. Word is spreading and students are excited about the new addition to the campus. “I’m amped about the idea,” says Robert Nanovsky ’13. “A communal garden on campus will do wonders for our dietary wants and needs”. The Sustainable Foods Clubs is looking to change the way we eat on campus and the “food revolution” has already taken off. The SFC implores people to get involved and become aware of what is being served in and outside of campus. Keep an eye out for surveys and Sustainable Food Club propaganda in the upcoming weeks. The SFC meets every Tuesday at 9 p.m. at the outdoor education house located at 730 S. Main St.
“Sunshine did not kiss Gerry.” That was Coach Herman Boone’s closing line when he spoke on Thursday Feb. 16 to a standing room only crowd in the Vandervort Room. Boone, the legendary football coach who inspired Remember the Titans, arrived to campus prior to his evening talk. He spent his day at HWS touring the campus, having dinner with HWS student athletes and coaches, and sitting down for a brief interview on the power of accepting diversity and working as a team. Herman Boone is much more than a coach; he is a living, breathing, embodiment of what it means to face prejudice head on and defeat it. In 1971, when Boone was appointed head football coach in Alexandria, Virginia racial tensions were running high. The city was beginning to integrate; they were merging four different schools from around the city into one larger conglomerate. This larger, integrated school would be called T.C. Williams, where Coach Boone would be working. Merging these four teams, however, was a difficult task for both the players and the coaches. “I’d never coached a white kid before,” Coach Boone said. “I had a lot to learn and a lot to teach, but more to learn than teach…. It was very
By Laura Alexander ‘14 Arts and Entertainment Editor stressful.” Coach Boone didn’t than Boone. But, the Board of get to choose the staff he worked Directors ignored these facts, and with—T.C. Williams’ Board appointed Boone to the position. of Directors did that for him. Ultimately, they made exactly the Historically speaking, whenever right decision.
Photo Courtesy of Hws.edu a school district was integrated, the white coach was selected as Head Coach, but this case was different. In an effort to mirror the integration that was being implemented in the classrooms, the Board of Directors thought it only appropriate that the position of Head Coach be similarly integrated. On paper, Coach Bill Yoast, who would ultimately become Assistant Coach, should have been Head Coach. He had a better record and more experience
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SHACK continued from page 8 is created to be a fun-filled experience with refreshments, snacks and great company, but also encompasses an important aspect of service. Students are welcome to come and go as they please. “There will be music, food, plenty of creativity,” said Moreau. “We just want to make it a highly anticipated and a highly attended charity event that will reflect well on the college’s commitment to service.” As early as 1991, Habitat for Humanity started Shack-a-thon, a fundraising event that raises money for Habitat to continue to build houses for those in need. The event began with one shack in one location, and has slowly become a nation-wide annual event across college campuses everywhere with dozens of shacks and participants. Teaming up with the Habitat for Humanity chapter
on campus, Moreau and Jensen were able to send out fliers, create advertisements and table outside of Scandling Center to get students more familiar with the event. The hope is that the Shack-athon event will continue to be a highly anticipated campus event, and grow bigger and better each year. “We will be organizing it again next year,” Moreau and Jensen explain. “Hopefully after that there will be individuals who are willing to step up and continue the efforts put forth by ourselves and the HWS Habitat Club members thus far.” To help continue the efforts to promote awareness of homeless people and help support an important cause, join Moreau, Jensen and the Habitat members next Thursday to experience what it would be like to be homeless.
Football was the stage that allowed Coach Boone to break boundaries, but even today, over forty years after the 1971 T.C. Williams Titans won the state championship, he is still teaching the same lessons he instilled in his players. Acceptance, respect, teamwork and love—these are the qualities Coach Boone wants to pass on to this generation of students. “Diversity isn’t about the color of one’s skin,” Boone said in his speech, “but the qualities of
each individual.” Once we are able to break through the ignorance and fear of interacting with someone who is racially different than we are, then we will start to build tolerance and from that tolerance, we will create a sense of understanding and respect. As Boone told his players “I can’t make you like each other, but you will respect each other until you trust each other, and trust becomes the emotional glue that holds this team together.” Hollywood probably got a few things wrong when they portrayed the Titans in the film. After all, as Coach Boone said “True stories don’t make money, but embellishments definitely do.” But embellishments aside, Remember the Titans is about far more than football. The movie, and the real-life coach that inspired it, are examples of what can happen when people from different backgrounds and races put aside their differences and work for a common goal. The process probably won’t be easy, and the results may take a while to achieve, but as Boone said, “Although we live in a country where we come from all over the world, we’re all stitched together by a common thread. And that’s America.”
HWS Skates For Hope
By Kristyna Bronner ‘14 News Editor On Saturday March 3, the provides summer camp and yearHobart and William Smith Figure round opportunities to children, Skating Club will join forces with adults, and families who have the Hope House and the Geneva been affected by cancer. This year’s proceeds will Community Skating Club to present the Second Annual Skate go to the family of Matt Foe. In for Hope. The event will run from January, Foe, 40, passed away 4:45-5:45 p.m. and is open to both after an eight year battle with the HWS and Geneva communities. brain cancer. He was a firefighter An admission fee of five dollars with the White Springs Volunteer will cover the cost of rental skates Fire Association for 15 years. After and include performances by the being diagnosed with cancer, Geneva Community Skating Club Foe worked as an advocate for and members of the HWS Figure firefighter benefits to improve Skating Club. Concessions will the law that protects volunteer firefighters in cancer cases. He also be available for purchase. Last February, HWS Figure was the Assistant Chief and Vice Skating and the Hope House President at White Springs. For more information on put on the first Skate for Hope to raise money for Camp Good the event, check the HWS Figure Days of Mendon, N.Y. The event Skating Club page or event page raised over 700 dollars for Camp on Facebook. Good Days, an organization that
Skate For Hope When: Saturday March 3, 2012 Time: 4:45-5:45 PM Admission: $5 includes show, skates and skating Concessions: Baked goods/water for purchase All proceeds will go to the family of Matt Foe. Presented by:
Hope House Geneva Community Skating Club
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Arts and Entertainment
Bon Bon Magazine Combines Fashion and Journalism
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With over 70 clubs and student organizations, Hobart and William Smith Colleges is not lacking in ways for students to get involved. If a student has an interest that is not represented by a pre-existing club, then they can do what junior Ali Schreiber did: Start their own. Schreiber was looking for a way to combine her interest in fashion with her love of writing, and thus her new student club Bon Bon was born. Schreiber ’13, a Writing and Rhetoric major and triple minor in French, Education and the Writing Colleague Program, was inspired by her study abroad experience in fall 2011 in Aix-enProvence, France. “I was always jumping around with ideas for my future…I decided one day that it did not matter how much money I would make from my future career, but rather how much I enjoyed my job…When I was studying abroad… the idea of ‘Bon Bon’ hit me. I went to big fashion cities such as Paris and Milan, and realized this is what I was meant to do.” Bon Bon Magazine will cover many topics including fashion, travel, current events and gender related questions. The fashion section will be split into three sections including runway fashion, campus fashion, and Hollywood fashion. Each issue’s travel section will focus on one local city; the first issue will spotlight Geneva, highlighting where to eat, what to do, where to shop and what to see. The current events section will not only focus on campus happenings, but also on current goings-on in the media. The gender related section aims to be somewhat
comical—the staff will use Survey Monkey to send out questions to the student body to get accurate answers on a question, that a male and female writer will also write their perspectives on. Editor-in-chief Schreiber, will be working alongside Perry Ostheimer ’14 and Grace (GG) Hedges ’14. Ostheimer is in charge of enforcing deadlines and page lengths and Hedges is the layout editor. The club advisor is Cheryl Forbes, head of the Writing and Rhetoric Department, who is currently offering a course called “Getting Dressed: Discourses of Fashion.” The name “Bon Bon” means “candy” in French. Ostheimer, Hedges and Schreiber came up with the name last spring for a magazine project they did in Forbes’ Intro to Publishing course. The club has met two times so far, and over 25 students attended, looking to participate. The first 16 page issue is due to come out March 12. It will be released twice this year, but Schreiber hopes it will be released monthly next year. Schreiber says anyone is welcome to join, “The magazine is supposed to be appealing to students of all different interests. I believe this is an opportunity for students to showcase their talents, especially in writing, photography, publishing, and editing. There is no experience necessary to join this club!” Bon Bon Magazine Club meets on Monday nights at 8 p.m. in the Creedon Room in the Scandling Center. For more information about Bon Bon e-mail Alexandra.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lindsay Lohan to Host Saturday Night Live…We Hope By Jessica Lynn ‘14 Opinions Editor After a strain of less-than-dignified legal transgressions, Lindsay Lohan is beginning to set her career back on track with her upcoming hosting gig on Saturday Night Live on March 3rd. Having hosted twice in the past, Lohan is no stranger to the live stage, and is hoping that this stint in the SNL spotlight will spark an upswing in both job opportunities and dignity. Arrested in 2007 on charges of drunk driving, the starlet has faced a long and unending string of court cases and jail time. This, naturally, was a detriment to her budding career, but even before her legal trouble, Lohan’s reputation as a partying diva prematurely sent her career into the garbage. Recently, however, Lohan has completed most of her court mandated community service, and is ready to get back on track as far as movie and television roles. With her shaky legal and personal past, some are voicing doubts on whether Lohan will deliver, or even show up, for the projected SNL appearance. In light of her recent fall from fame, Lohan’s name has become synonymous with failure, and well-wishers can only hope for the best for her current and future career. With her role in the movie “Mean Girls” and her past experience with Saturday Night Live, however, Lohan’s fans are optimistic that this appearance on SNL will be a comical one. Make sure to tune in March 3rd at 11pm on NBC to find out.
The Life and Times of Whitney Houston By Katherine Frabotta ‘15 Herald Contributor
Dear Dr. Blackwell, Recently I’ve been having a LOT OF WORK piled on by my professors. I know it’s getting close to midterms and all, but this is ridiculous. How do I tell my professors that it is too much? -Busy Beatrice Dear Busy Beatrice, The first thing I would tell you to do is to create a schedule for yourself that includes your professors’ office hours, study sessions, labs, etc. Go see your professors when they are available for help so that the material that you do have to cover goes a little bit smoother for you. While you’re at their office hours, see if they’d be willing to lighten up the work load or grant you an extension. If not, then the Center for Teaching and Learning will be an invaluable tool in these next few weeks, around midterms. Just remember- as much as all of this work is important, try to do something nice for yourself every day, whether it be playing an instrument, reading a book, watching television, or going to the gym. Try to keep your head up and stay healthy. I’m sure your work-load will lighten up soon! - E. Blackwell
Dear Dr. Blackwell, I gave my number to a guy I met at a party last weekend, but now I regret it. He keeps texting me and making me feel really uncomfortable. I haven’t texted him back at all because I just don’t know what to say. He seems overly tenacious, so I worry that if I do text him back, I’ll just encourage his obnoxious behavior. I do feel like he isn’t going to stop bothering me on his own though. Help, please! -(I Hate My) Texts From Last Night Dear TFLN, Since you haven’t texted him back at all, I would take advantage of the fact that he has no idea if you even gave him the right number on the night you two met. Pretend that his texts have not been reaching the right person. Simply say, “Hi. I have no idea who you are and I’m not the Kylie that you’ve been trying to reach. Sorry!” You’ll never hear from him again and will no longer have the pressure “17 new texts” looming over your head.
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MOVIE REVIEW: This Means War By Jolyne Kane ‘14 Herald Contributor
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In the new romantic comedy This Means War, starring Reese Witherspoon, two best friends working together as government spies, FDR (Tom Hardy) and Tuck (Chris Pine), fight for the heart of the main character, Lauren (Witherspoon). Both men meet Lauren, a dorky, product reviewer, by different twists of fate. Tuck first finds Lauren on an online dating site, where her friend Trish, played by Chelsea Handler, creates a risque profile for her. Not only does the profile boast of her gymnastic talents, but Trish completes it with college keg stand photos to show Lauren’s “fun-side.” Following her first date with Tuck, Lauren heads to a movie rental store where she ends up meeting FDR. She sees him for what he is: your classic, egotistical, good looking guy, that gets all the girls. After turning him down repeatedly, she finally agrees to go on a date with him after he shows up at her office, if only to cease his badgering. Fortunately for Lauren, both dates end well, which explains why neither man can stop talking of the
amazing girl they had just gone on a date with. Once, the men agree to show each other the woman they are seeing, they come to find out that they are both dating Lauren. After setting some ground rules they decide to “let the best man win.” Lauren has no idea that the two men know one another, nor that they are competing for her affection. As the men begin using the resources their jobs offer, things begin to get interesting. By looking into all of her personal information, and strategically placing listening devices around her house they are able to listen in on many of her conversations, most of wish include her comparing the men with Trish who’s advice is most often hysterical and how could it not be with Chelsea Handler donning the roll? Collectively, This Means War was a good film. Although it was at times unrealistic, it was well received by the audience. The film had everything you could want in a romantic comedy: good laughs, action and romance, a perfect movie for date night.
MOVIE REVIEW: The Vow By Bonnie Bushnell ‘14 Herald Contributor Before either rushing out fall in love with him again. It’s to see The Vow or condemning gripping, as it is hard to tell the very thought of sitting whether or not Paige will again through a chick-flick, it should reject the sweater-set, sorority be understood that it is not life or regain her memory and your typical Hollywood love prove to be more substantial. story. It does, of course, appeal While the movie follows to the modern girl’s fantasy: this story, there isn’t a lot of Channing Tatum plays Leo, action. This film is largely the attractive, carried by quirky, and its strong sensitive character leading male. profiles, His love and progressing devotion events and toward Paige establishing ( R a c h e l relationships McAdams) t h r o u g h will make you flashbacks forget how and Leo’s horrible your narration. last date was— The movie aspiring for is effective a connection as it still resembling the manages to passion they keep interest share. Leo’s because of character isn’t Photo Courtesy of Disneydreaming.com its heavy emasculated by insight into the his continuous thoughtfulness, characters. however, since he asserts his The Vow appeals as it masculinity, rendering him rejects the notion of the still desirable. affluent yet empty life, opting The plot is based on true for an unconventional, edgier events. Taking place in Chicago, way to be, where passion drives an artsy couple passionately rather than money. Their in love are torn apart by a car hipster wedding is the ultimate accident, stripping Paige of example of everything the years of her memory. She is two stand for: a pink wedding suddenly thrown back to a time dress, humorous vows written when she was still close with on menus, and how it illegally her family, studying for a law takes place in a museum. degree, and engaged to another The ending might leave you man. What hooks the audience discontent, but it is based on a is how strong Leo loves his real occurrence, and a clichéd wife and the determination he ending would make the film exhibits in order to make her devoid of value anyway.
FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
The Write Stuff
One Foot in the Grave
By Maggie Manko ‘14 Herald Contribitor The month of March means basketball brackets, days filled with more sunshine, the much anticipated Spring break and another, not so wonderful part of being a college student— midterms. While for many, midterms may be synonymous with exams, they can also mean lengthy papers, which can be easy to ignore in the excitement of planning for Spring Break trips to visit family, catch some rays in sunny Cancun, or give back by heading to some place like Norlina, NC. With the right preventative measures, falling victim to procrastination and surrounded distractions can be avoided, and those papers can become a manageable rather than overwhelming task. One of the most important aspects of any class is to stay on top of the reading and not to fall behind in the syllabus. Keeping up with reading assignments will allow for more time to write and edit work instead of struggling to finish a book at the last minute. While reading, it can be helpful to take notes in the columns or in a notebook so that you have something to come back to as you begin to think about your essay. Not only will note taking help you to remember information, it will also save you the time of having to flip through a 250 page text for quotes and evidence while trying to write a 12-page essay. Strong papers are also written when you allow enough time to outline, write and edit essays before they are due. After receiving an essay assignment, map out how many days you have to write the paper and create small tasks to complete each day that build up to the paper’s completion. Make sure these daily goals are realistic and will work with your classes and activities; expecting to write 6-pages of a 12-page essay in two hours may be less realistic than planning to find four points of evidence from a text for an essay. Allot time in the schedule to go through the book or do research on your topic and make an outline of what you would like to write about including quotes and examples. While some people do not like to make outlines, such prewriting strategies are essential in the organization and structure of an essay. Concept maps, freewrites, and brainstorms are all ways to get an essay started that can help to organize ideas and structure a paper. With prewriting done, it is time to write the first draft. The purpose of a first draft is to get ideas down on paper. As Anne Lamott wrote in Bird by Bird, “Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere. Start by getting something--anything down on paper.” Once you just get those ideas down, you have room to edit until you feel confident and proud of the words on the page. As you revise, think about whether you have fully explained your examples and quotes, if your thesis statement truly represents the argument within your paper and whether your paragraphs are in a logical order. Look for spelling errors, incorrect citations and missing words as these are common ways students get points off on their papers; try reading your paper aloud to catch the small errors that can easily be overlooked while reading silently. If, after all of the planning and pushing past the procrastination you would like a second opinion, arrange a meeting with a Writing Colleague in your class, schedule an appointment with a CTL Writing Colleague (you can do this easily online via Tutortrac), or drop into the Writing Table at Intercultural Affairs on Tuesday and Thursday nights between 7:00 and 8:30 p.m.
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Healthy New (York) Changes By Caley Goldblatt ‘12 Herald Contributor
New York State’s health climate is changing to become more health conscious. The food pyramid, which taught generations of Americans about proper nutrition, has now been replaced with Michele Obama’s more modern “My Plate” icon. On campus, there have been some healthy improvements- gluten free options etc. - however, more healthy options would be welcomed. Walking through Saga or the Cafe, there are select places where nutrition facts are posted. Generally, the sample plates at Saga, near the entrance, have a laminated tag providing the nutritional information for the specials. Also, the Freshen’s counter provides the calorie content for many of its’ smoothies. But, in Saga, it is hard to take the portions into consideration. The sample plate might indicate that the serving size for mac and cheese is 4 oz (84 g), however, the serving handed out is usually twice that. Also in the café, the soup bowls are double the 6oz (one ladle) serving recommendation. Though Sodexo is trying to provide students with this information, much of the validity is getting lost in translation. These informative changes are also happening on a larger state scale as well. For nearly four years, New York City health code, section 81.50, has required certain food service establishments (FSE) to post their calorie content for their customers. The law applies to FSEs are part of a restaurant group with 15 or more locations, either individually franchised or belonging to one owner. This ordinance also states that the establishment must display the calories on all menu boards, menus, item tags and any visual display of the food on posters, in windows etc. The board of health felt that a lack of caloric
information leads to poor decision making of the masses. Though this law has been active since 2008, the rest of New York has failed to put this example into action. Sodexo understands the importance of health, but also has failed to make it a priority at HWS. In 2008 Sodexo launched a nutritional program at 30 schools called the “Balanced Way.” This program focused on developing healthy eating behavior in college students. In a press release in 2008, the president of Sodexo, Tom Post, stated that “Sodexo is blazing a trail in campus dining by promoting favorite foods that are nutritious and healthy because we know lessons learned in college last a lifetime. Our nutrition focus teaches people what to eat, rather than what not to eat…This fall, students on many campuses we serve will have no excuse for gaining that extra inch!” But why does Sodexo not have this same health centric mantra at every school they cater? If you hunt in saga, it is possible to find healthy choices; the salad bar, unlimited fruit and whole wheat options. But, why is Sodexo spotlighting so many unhealthy choices at HWS if they understand the importance of a healthy campus and the habits we make in college? In the end, eating healthy does comes back to the individual. There will always be students who would simply rather not see posted calories and eat their burger in peace. However, for those who do wish to know what is happening inside that bowl of noodles, it seems that they should have access to accurate, specific information about what goes into their body. Perhaps, if enough students choose to follow a healthy regime on campus, they will, in turn, contribute to Michele Obama’s mission to make America a healthier place.
My New Favorite Word By Laura Alexander‘14 Arts and Entertainment Editor
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I said vagina in front of a room full of people. Okay, let me clarify. I was in the Vagina Monologues for the first time this year, which led me to say vagina in front of a room full of people. I’d thought about performing in the Vagina Monologues before, but honestly I was scared. I was afraid to deliver one of those monologues in front of a crowd, and in general I was afraid of saying vagina. But at the urging of the most amazing professor I’ve ever had, a.k.a Michele Polak, I decided to sign up for the Monologues. I’ll be honest; I picked the one that seemed—for lack of a better word—easiest. It didn’t feel too controversial or difficult to deliver, so I thought it would be ideal for my first monologue. Come time for my performance, I was still nervous. How was I going to talk about this in front of an entire crowd of people? As the show wore on and more and more people got up to present, my anxiety continued to grow, until finally it was my turn. I was terrified, anxious and
a little nauseous. But I started talking. And you know what? It went really well. I felt confident and self-assured. And I said vagina without any problems. After I was done with my monologue, I sat back down and I started thinking. I had performed this monologue in front of an entire room, and felt great. I was confident and capable and it was actually kind of easy. Now that I had done it, I felt like I could say vagina in front of anyone. But this performance translated to far more than just saying this word for me. It provided me with a sense of confidence about using another word: The F Word— feminist. For me, as it is for many people I think, labeling yourself as a feminist can be a little difficult at first. It takes some time before you’re completely comfortable with the term. I don’t think I’m at a shoutit-from-the-rooftops place yet, but after performing in the Vagina Monologues, I can say feminist (and vagina) with pride and ease. I’m a feminist, and it just took a little nudging for me to say it.
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Mitt Romney’s Campaign, Going to the Dogs? By Kristyna Bronner ‘14 News Editor
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This November will be the first time in my life that I’ll be eligible to vote for a Presidential election. As bad as it sounds, I’ve never really paid much attention to politics—I never felt I had a reason to. This time around, though, things are different! I finally feel like I know and understand what goes on in the American political system. I’ve watched the GOP debates, discussions of the CNN political analysts, and even read about it in the newspaper. I’ve yet to make up my mind on who has my vote, but I know the issues that matter to me. As a Massachusetts native, I already know plenty about Mitt Romney. Though I was only in elementary school when he was in office, I still benefit from “Romney Care” and many other things that his administration started. I was personally favoring him of all of the Republican candidates—I mean, I’ve already lived under his administration, so I could probably do it again. However, a few weeks ago, I read something online that really changed my opinion about who Romney is as a person. Romney went on a family trip in 1983 and left the family dog, Seamus, caged on the top of the car for the duration of the 12hour trip. In an interview with Fox News, Romney admitted to the “dog on roof incident” and tried to justify his actions by claiming that Seamus enjoyed riding on the roof. Romney claimed with his five children in the back seat, the dog
would have been too cramped. The Fox interviewer pointed out that Massachusetts law prohibits putting an animal on top of the roof of a car (with or without a kennel) and doing so is considered cruel and inhumane. To this statement, Romney replied that he was “unaware” of that law. Also, if Romney’s pet Seamus “enjoyed” riding on the roof so much, why did he soil his cage briefly into the ride? Romney’s reaction to this was to pull over, hose the dog off, put him back in the kennel, and continue driving. What’s enjoyable about that? I have to say that I agree with the Fox interviewer, who put it perfectly saying, “I would no sooner put my dog in a kennel on the roof of my car then I would one of my children.” I love my dogs. I’ve grown up with them. My parents treat them like extra kids in the family. And though I realize not every family loves pets as much as mine, I feel that you’d have to be CRAZY to subject an animal to that kind of cruelty. I find it hard to believe that Romney’s dog would enjoy being in a kennel for 12 hours straight, let alone while on the top of a car on the highway. I realize that I may not be completely justified to let this incident completely affect my opinion on how Romney would be as President. At the same time, I believe you can tell a lot about someone by the way they treat their pets. And Mr. Romney, I am not impressed.
I think I need to revise my opinion when I say that “chivalry is dead.” It’s not officially dead, it just has one foot in the grave. There are those always mindful of who is behind them-- the ones who struggle through that dilemma of how long they should wait to hold the door: do you stand there for longer than half a second or wait for them to get to the door? There are legitimate concerns when one hits that 10-15 second mark-where do I look? Do I look at them and smile awkwardly? Look at the ground and avoid eye contact completely? Ask them to speed it up? There is so much to think about, but trust me, it is worth every second of your investment to do so. Then there’s the other fifty percent of people where the question of holding the door is entirely outside of their thinking.
It’s not a male versus female kind of problem, it’s a person problem. Then there’s the issue when someone sees you coming carrying a large box of some sort. I have experienced this firsthand while working at Saga-- when I am holding a tray of pies to carry out to the floor and the door swings closed in my face. Umm, hello? Do you really not see me approaching with a giant tray in my hand? It’s okay, he or she just needs glasses. And forget carrying trays, what about the poor people on crutches? It’s bad enough that their friends are calling them “cripple,” but to not even be able to rely on people’s common courtesy adds insult to injury. So for all of you who do hold the door, keep on doing your thing, and for those of you who never think to do it, I hope over time you will all become converts.
A Place to Get Down By Blair Dector ‘15 Herald Contributor After the crazy frat parties end around midnight, everyone’s thinking what to do next and I always know where I am heading with my group of friends. Walking up the hill on a chilly night, I am wrapped up in my long down jacket with my party clothes underneath, getting ready to dance one last time. As I enter the Barn, I put my jacket down and chat up with a few of my other friends that are catching their breath before they join the dance floor again. I am excited to not only dance until 3:00 a.m., but also get my exercise on. The atmosphere is relaxed but wild, there is the perfect mixture of ying and yang. People are chilling out when you walk in but once you hit the darkness, it’s crazy. I walk in and have a few sips of water, since H2O is always provided. I soon after walk onto the dance floor and get my groove on. I dance with my girlfriends and then sooner or later we all get paired off to a mystery man.
We dance the night away and lose calories from the ice cream we eat earlier from Saga. Since, the guys that we are all paired up with dance us until we can’t anymore. Our hands are up in the air and our bodies move side to side as the beat of the music is blasting from the DJ’s stand. However, throughout the barn, you can see people grind up against tables and walls as well as on the dance floor. Sometimes you can even see some wild sites. What happens in the barn stays in the barn. The Barn is definitely a place to go if you are still in the mood to keep on dancing. Also, there is no pressure to dance because you can just sit and unwind. This is a great idea to fulfill your wants and needs of fully partying it up. Bring your friends, bring your boyfriend, bring your mom, well, don’t bring your mom but bring the party to life! Be sure to check out Facebook for the upcoming Barn parties. See you all there!
FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
Health & Sports
Tobacco Companies Rebel Against Government By Jessica Lynn ’14 Opinions Co-Editor
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Hobart Squash Wins Conroy Cup By Xiaochuang “Ivy” Zhao Herald Contributor The Hobart College Squash team beat topseeded Tufts 5-4 to win the Conroy Cup in the D Division of the College Squash Association Team Championships on Feb. 19. The Statesmen advanced to the Conroy Cup final the past three years, but in the previous two, Hobart lost to their opponent. The Conroy Cup is the best gift for all the Hobart team after 4 months hard work, and a Number 2 ranking by the CSA D Division. After the first three matches, the Statesmen were down 2-1. William Boyle ’14 scored Hobart’s first win, topping his Jumbo opponent 11-5, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9 at No. 6. McGee O’Neil ‘15 fell in four games at No. 3 and Cesar Peralta’15 fell in three at No. 9. At No. 5, Kevin Kent ‘12 lost his first match 8-11, but later won at 11-9, 15-13, 11-9. Willis Stephens ’12 lost his first two matches, then tied it up later at 2, but was edged in the final (11-7, 11-9, 7-11, 9-11, 1210). After six matches, the overall score was tied, 3-3. Edgardo Gonzalez ‘13 won four matches and ranked at No.4. He defeated his Tufts opponent 12-10, 11-3, 10-12, 11-9. Corey Kabot ‘12, battling an injury from the previous day, lost at the top spot. The overall score was tied again this time at 4-4. Grant Bercari ‘12 secured the win for Hobart with a 3-1 victory at No. 7. He came out on top 11-8,
11-2, 7-11, 11-8. “People call this year the ‘rebuilding year’ for our squash team because almost half of the players in our team are seniors. So the Conroy Cup means a lot to our team and gives us confidence in the future,” said squash senior captain Daniel Pelaez ’12. As another exciting conclusion to their season, Pelaez was also named the Liberty League Player of the Week, posting a 3-0 record at number 2, securing the Conroy Cup for the team. However, Pelaez is humble about his title. “Players in my team did their best and we all committed to our team… All teammates support each other. My teammates gave me a lot of courage. I think all of us should be the performer of the week,” said Pelaez. Pelaez began the tournament with an 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 win over his Colgate opponent as Hobart topped the Raiders 8-1. On Saturday, he lost his first match to Northeastern’s Timothy Dyer 12-10, but continued to win the next three matches 118, 11-7, 11-6. In the championship match, Pelaez faced former opponent, Tufts’ Alex Nalle, who he played against on Jan. 22, losing 0-3. However, Pelaez came out on top: 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 11-7, and Hobart defeated the Jumbos 5-4 to win the CSA National Championship D Division.
Rumors Fly Over Peyton Manning By Jolyne Kane ‘14 Herlad Contributor
In a recent article, Joel Thorman, an NFL editor for SB Nation, put it best when he said, “When it comes to Manning, the key for me is to believe that everyone has an opinion on what will happen, but no one knows what will happen.” After sitting out the entire 2011 football season due to injury, the Colts are releasing Peyton Manning prior to the free agency period, which begins Mar. 13th. Fortunately, Manning’s reputation precedes him. After not playing a single game for the Colts in 2011, their final record was 2-14; this being only the second
In regard to those that enjoy smoking cigarettes, it’s safe to bet that they try their best not to think about the health risks, including lung cancer and death, while taking a smoke break in the library atrium. The federal government, however, is trying their best to bring these risks to light. They are doing so by stamping graphic, real images of lung cancer victims onto cigarette boxes, hoping to scare consumers into finally kicking their smoking habit. This past August, four out of five of the major tobacco companies filed lawsuits against the federal government, citing that the new labels, depicting cancerous lungs and a deceased victim of lung cancer, would cost millions to produce and ward a vast amount of clientele away from tobacco products. Tobacco companies are saying the images are “especially emotional”, and were enhanced to make the effects of smoking more pronounced. They are citing freedom of speech in this lawsuit, saying that it is their right to control what is printed on their company’s label, and that the federal government and FDA should back off on control of tobacco company advertising. Since the onslaught on anti-smoking advertising, tobacco companies have been at a disadvantage as far as advertising, and this move to blatantly publicize the adverse effects of smoking, along with the substantial “sin tax” on tobacco products, seems to be the last straw. When it comes to consumer health, tobacco companies have always been a moral gray area. They are aware of the significant health risks involved with tobacco consumption, and yet adamantly advertise the product with gusto. Tobacco companies seemingly prey on the weak, taking advantage of those already addicted to their products to further their ethically ambiguous cause. This response to the federal government’s effort to protect the health of consumers seems counterintuitive to constitutional rights, as tobacco executives are denying a consumer’s right to knowledge of the risk he or she is taking while smoking. The lawsuit, while with some merit, will undoubtedly fall into obscurity, as the federal government will vehemently guard its right to inform tobacco consumers.
time since Manning was a rookie that the Colts did not win a minimum of ten games. For this reason, many sports agents and coaches have claimed he will be the highest-profile free agent since Reggie White in 1993. Understandably, there will be several teams after Manning for the 2012 season, but it’s a two-way street; Manning will have to be interested as well. Coaches and trainers have frequently considered Manning for quarterback including the Redskins, Dolphins, Chiefs and the Seahawks, none of which have a quarterback in place for the 2012 season. Hence, it seems logical that any of these teams would pursue Manning. However, in a recent interview on ESPN’s 980, when asked about his thoughts on Manning joining the Redskins for the 2012 season, Donavan McNabb, former quarterback for the Eagle’s, didn’t see it as something that would actually happen. “I don’t see Peyton
ending up in Washington. Because what happens is now, you’re bringing in another veteran who will be 36, who has been in one offense throughout his career. It’s the same situation,” explained McNabb, who following his career with the Eagle’s went to Washington for one last run. Teams like the Giants, Patriots, Broncos and others, all of whom have solid quarterbacks already in place, may not seek out Manning. Additionally, it doesn’t seem likely the Vikings, Jaguars or the Lions would pursue Manning, considering they spent first round picks in last year’s draft, according to ESPN Sports reports. Knowing his talent, it’s almost certain that a large majority of the league will at least consider signing Manning. However, it’s hard to say where he will definitely end up.
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